John Pringle

Lived
1784 - 15 June 1869
Origin
Stitchell, Roxburghshire
Father
Sir James Pringle, fourth baronet of Stitchell.
Mother
Elizabeth MacLeod, daughter of Norman MacLeod of MacLeod, died 1826.
Address
It is likely that when in Edinburgh after his marriage and inheritance he could stay with his mother at 25 South Castle Street and subsequently in the Second New Town.
Estate
Stitchell
Political views
Tory. At the Roxburghshire election in 1812 he voted (with Walter Scott and Alexander Keith) for Alexander Don, the Tory candidate; while Thomas Tod and John Tod voted for the Whig Gilbert Elliot of Minto, who won.
Profession
He spent 10 years as Captain in the 12th Light Dragoons before succeeding as fifth Baronet on 7 April 1809.
Chapel connection
1809, marriage
Married
5 June 1809
Spouse
His cousin Emilia Anne MacLeod, second daughter of his maternal uncle (his elder brother, who died 1806, married her elder sister Sarah MacLeod, who died a few months before him). Following Emilia's death in 1830 he married in 1831 Elizabeth Maitland Campbell, daughter of John Campbell 1st Marquess of Breadalbane.
Children
John Robert (d.1847), James (d.1865), Norman, Katherine (d.1846), Anne Crawfurd (d.1899), and three other daughters.
Connections
In 1811 he was steward for the Edinburgh Races with his cousin and brother-in-law John MacLeod of MacLeod (3)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. Caledonian Mercury, 6 August 1810

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