07: Colonel McAdam Cathcart

Colonel the Hon. Frederick McAdam Cathcart of Craigengillan

Residence: Craigengillan House, Dalmellington

mcadam_craiggillanIn the 1803 Land Tax Rolls Quintin McAdam Esquire of Craigengillan (Dalmellington) is recorded as the proprietor of  the lands of Lanemark (Marquis of Bute Superior), Beochs and Lochmaharb the latter lying in  the south of the parish on the banks of Pochriegavin Burn which forms the boundary with the parish of Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire. His father John McAdam was an acquaintance to Robert Burns and of Quintin , Burns wrote “o’ lads no the warst!

Quintin died in 1805 in tragic circumstances taking his own life in the McAdam’s Craigengillan mansion. Control of the estate fell to his daughter Jean McAdam and she later married Col. Frederick Cathcart. He changed his name to McAdam-Cathcart to satisfy the Trust of John McAdam of Craigengillan requiring the title to be held by a person named McAdam. He was a diplomat, soldier and created Knight of the Russian Order of St.Anne.

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Upper Beoch

Proprietor Quintin McAdam Esquire / Land Tax Roll 1803: Lochmaharb, Lanemark (Marquess Bute Superior), Beochs

Proprietor The Honourable Colonel McAdam  / Valuation Rolls 1855 : Lochmaharb, Lanemark, Two Beochs

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