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William Lidderdale

Born: 1739
Died: February 8, 1819
Elizabeth McKie
Robert Lidderdale
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Elizabeth Wright

Born:  1745
Died:  1823
Marriage: September 8, 1766, Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
    Sex   Birth   Death
James Lidderdale   M   1767
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  November 9, 1783
Margaret Lidderdale   F   1769
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  October 12, 1852
Lauriston, Scotland
Halliday Lidderdale   M   1771
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  December 20, 1845
Marylebone, London, England
Robert Lidderdale   F   1774
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  July 19, 1798
William Lidderdale   M   1779
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  July 14, 1800
Samuel Lidderdale   F   1779
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  February 19, 1820
John Lidderdale   M   April 18, 1782
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  January 4, 1845
James Lidderdale   M   February 12, 1786
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  May 15, 1878
Lochbank, Kelton, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Elizabeth Lidderdale   M   1788
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
  November 5, 1852
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Other Resources

Complete Family Tree
Descendants of James Lidderdale (mid-1500s to present).

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Historical Records

"John Halliday", according to the Rt. Hon. William Lidderdale, writing to his cousin General Halliday, "returned to Galloway in 1757 on his father's death, on a visit, and went over to Ireland to see his aunt Elizabeth, Mrs. Robert Lidderdale. He brought back with him to Kirkcudbright his cousin William Lidderdale, intending to take him to Antigua to join the business. Mrs. Halliday, widow of John Halliday, took a great liking to her nephew, William Lidderdale, and persuaded him to stay at Kirkcudbright, where he became at first tenant, afterwards carrying on business with Ireland. It was believed by our family, of my uncles' generation, that the inducement held out to my grandfather to remain in Scotland was that the Castle Maines or Dykes property would be left to him at his aunt's death. Her son, John Halliday, was already rich. This proceeding was most unlucky for the Lidderdales. As a young man, Martin, who went out in place of my grandfather, made a fortune whilst the latter never did much for himself at home."

William leased Castle Dykes until his death and the estate was eventually sold by the Halliday of that time to the Earl of Selkirk. He married Elizabeth Wright and it is possible, indeed probable, that this love match had as much to do with his not going to Antigua as his aunt Margaret's persuasions. Dr. Robert Lidderdale, one of Elizabeth Wright's grandsons, suggested that to her strong character was due any success of her sons and grandsons.

In Kirkcudbright Kirkyard a tombstone records the burial of William of Castlemains (or Dykes), Elizabeth Wright, his wife, and most of their family.

Source: Robert Halliday Lidderdale, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950.

Church of Latter Day Saints, Genealogical Office (www.familysearch.org)
Marriage: William Lautherdale and Elezabeth Wright September 8, 1766 Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

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