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George (9th of Cansalloch) Maxwell

Male - 1727

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  • Name George (9th of Cansalloch) Maxwell 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1727 
    Person ID I32096  My Genealogy

    Family Marie Douglas,   b. Abt 1684 
     1. Edmund Maxwell
     2. James Maxwell,   d. 1750
     3. Capt George Maxwell
     4. Robert Maxwell,   b. Bef 1734,   d. 1762  (Age ~ 28 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F11558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • George Maxwell 9th of Carnsalloch" made a deed of settlement in 1722 on his younger children leaving them money but excluding them from inheritance of Carnsalloch. It would seem his older sons (none of whom married) were something of a disappointment tohim so he made a late change in the settlement of Carnsalloch leaving it to the son of his eldest daughter having given it in life-rent to his second son James. The eldest son Edmund had embarrassed the family by riding out in the 1715 rebellion but predeceased his father. George died in 1727 and James died in 1750 quickly followed by his brother Captain George Maxwell. Carnsalloch then passed to the eldest grandson, James Maxwell of Kirkconnell who would have also been a disappointment to old George had he still been alive. James had been out with Bonny Prince Charlie's army in the '45 rebellion. He spent several years in exile coming home in time to immediately dispose of Carnsalloch in favour of the lands of Mabie closer to his home of Kirkconnell. Old George's youngest son Robert (who was only 16 at the time of his father's death) moved to England and was a successful land agent and farmer!