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TO
THOMAS A. WISE, Esq. OF THORNTON, Etc.,
M.D., J.P., FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, EDINBURGH ;
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, LONDON AND EDINBURGH,
AND OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRUEGICAL SOCIETIES, LONDON AND
EDINBURGH ; FELLOW OF THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND OF THE
SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIKS OF SCOTLAND ; FORMERLY OF THE H.E.I.C.S.,
PRINCIPAL OF THE HOOGHLY AND DACCA COLLEGES, AND SECRETARY TO
THE COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, BENGAL.
Dear Dr Wise,
jlrTnl' O you I dedicate these Memorials, as the undoubted
v^lj^ head and representative of the Scottish
House of Wise, and as heir-of-line of the
Baronets of Strachan. Of the latter House, it is
absohitely certain that the heirs-male are wholly ex-
tinct. Your descent from the uncle of the first baronet,
through the Inchtuthill branch, is shown in these
pages. Had the estate of Thornton remained in the
Strachan family, it would unquestionably have been
your possession, as representative of David Strachan,
Bishop of Brechin.
The family of Thornton was ardently devoted to the

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