John Strachan

c.1794 - 2 July 1816
St Dunstan, East London
James Strachan Esq. At his marriage in 1787 he was a merchant in East London.
Mary Leigh, one of five daughters and co-heirs of John Leigh, esq of Northcourt, Isle of Wight, and Miss Turner of Oxfordshire.
At the time of his death his family lived at 134 George Street. His father first appears in the Edinburgh directory in 1807.
Assessed taxes 1812
His father's house had 11 windows and a rental value of £50. He paid armorial bearings tax, and claimed an allowance for two children. (3)


  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. Assessed taxes for the Burgh of Edinburgh year ending at Whitsunday 1812, National Archives of Scotland E327/54

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