He was the younger son of Robert Lidderdale and Margaret Brown and brother of Thomas 1630-87. So tradition records confirmed by sasines. The little about him is partly in deeds, the rest, traditional, being that he fled in 1688 to Ireland to escape the vengeance of the Covenanters. There he fought for James II, being so severely wounded in a siege, no doubt of Londonderry, that it shortened his life.
Dates of birth, marriage and death are lacking, so are the names of his wife and children with the exception of Robert, known as Robert of Hillsboro', County Down.
Source: Robert Halliday Lidderdale, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950.
St. Mary's Isle appears to have been retained by the Lidderdales. On the 23rd June 1668, Robert, son of James Lidderdale, had retour of the two and a-half merk land of the Isle. In July 1668, Thomas Lidderdale of Gerantoun, son of Robert, had sasine of the land of St. Marie Ile; and on the same day Robert Lidderdale, now of St. Marie Ile, had sasine of the same.
Source: P.H. McKerlie, History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway, 1878.