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Son of James Dennistoun of Dennistoun and Colgrain, by Mary,
daughter of George Oswald of Auchincruive ; born 1 7th March 1803 ;
educated at Glasgow University, and passed advocate in 1824;
married in 1835 Isabella Katherina, eldest daughter of James Wolf
Murray, Lord Cringletie. In 1836, Mr. Dennistoun sold the family
estate of Colgrain, and purchased Dennistoun Mains, Renfrewshire,
the property which gave name to the old and distinguished family
he represented. With abundance of leisure, and possessed of a fine
taste trained by foreign travel and study, Mr. Dennistoun made
important contributions to the literature of art and general history,
several being included in the series of works issued by the Banna-
tyne and Maitland Clubs. His " Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino,"
illustrating the arms, arts, and literature of Italy from 1440 to 1630,
and the " Memoirs of Sir Robert Strange," were each accepted as
important contributions to historical and critical literature. Several
papers were also prepared by him for the Edinburgh and Quarterly
Reviews. Mr. James Dennistoun died 14th February, 1855, and
leaving no issue, was succeeded by James Wallis, R.N., born 1839,
son of George Dennistoun, brother of James, by Margaret Helen,
daughter of Wallis of Maryborough, present representative of the
ancient knightly family of Dennistoun of Dennistoun,

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