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Alexander Cuninghame

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Alexander Cuninghame (1804-1866) of Merry and Cuninghame

1843 Joined the partnership which became Merry and Cuninghame

1848 Married Jean McHardy

1851 Birth of son John Charles Cuninghame

1853 Birth of son Alexander Cuninghame (1853-1855)

1866 November 9th. Died. 'Died, at Craigends, Renfrewshire, on the 9th inst., Alexander Cuninghame, Esq., of Craigends and Walkinshaw.'[1]

1866 Obituary. '...He was a native of Renfrewshire, having been born in the mansion house of Craigends, where he died. He was about sixty-three years of age, and has left a son of between fourteen and fifteen years. Mr Cuninghame, entered into business 28 years ago with Mr James merry M.P. and such success attended their operations that the firm of Merry and Cuninghame, iron and coal masters, has been on of the foremost in Scotland....'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Edinburgh Evening Courant - Tuesday 13 November 1866
  2. Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser - Saturday 17 November 1866