David was living in Braidenoch when he took a lease of Furmiston and Marbrack. Shortly after 1719, he was in a position to purchase Nether Holm of Dalquhairn. In 1734 he purchased Auchenshinnoch and on the Auchenshinnoch Slab Cross is engraved the following :- “DAVÌD MCMILLAN AND FLORANC HOUATSON BOUGHT AND PAYED THIS GROUN THE YEAR 1734.”* He married Florence Howatson and had issue : Robert, who succeeded to Holm, and David, to Auchenshinnoch. The father died at Marbrack.
Source: Clan Macmillan by Somerled Macmillan
Somerled Macmillan writer of the book Clan Macmiland is of the opinion that Gilbert was progenitor of the Galloway branch of Macmillans when the occasion of his coming south arose when he and some of his clansmen acted as an escort to Robert the Bruce in 1306, after he had been defeated by the MacDougalls at Tyndrum.
Three years later,in 1309, Gilbert is styled as the Baron of Ken.
Map showing Auchenshinnoch
Map of Holm - just north of Auchenshinnoch
Nether Holm in 2016
Holm looking north west towards Windy standard
The Cairn of Dalquhairn - Pictish burial ground which the area is named after
Macmillan Family Tree by Somerled Macmillan
Macmillans Of Galloway Family Tree by Somerled Macmillan