Charlotte was 28 when she married the 70-year-old heirless baronet of
Tullyquhoun, George Colquhoun, and gave him three healthy sons before he died
eight years later. Yet while he might have died happily, she saw two of them
perish in war, and the third also died childless, so the baronetcy of Tullyquhoun
went extinct after all.
- David Barclay
- Chapel connection
- 1816 (funeral)
- Sir George Colquhoun, Baronet of Tillyqhoun, b.1708.
He married Charlotte as his second wife, aged 70 (she was 28), and she
gave him three sons. He died at Hull, 15 December 1785. His inventory
gives his personal wealth as £7 11s 7d Sterling but he left
Charlotte an annuity of £100 along with numerous other provisions
relating to the estate's property. (4)
- James, died on march to Seringapatam 1799. George, killed
at the battle of Salamanca in 1812. Robert, died at sea on the passage to India
in 1838 when the male line ceased and the baronetcy became extinct.
- Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
- Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1816
- Complete Baronetage, ed G.E.C (William Pollard, Exeter, 1904) vol.2 p.296
- Inventory and Will of Sir George Colquhoun, National Archives of Scotland CC8/8/127/552
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