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Menioriais of the Faviilies of Strachan and Wise. 2 i
the velvett pock, and keip them in sure tie for his money."
To David Strachan, Sir Alexander had also granted an-
other ''ticket," dated l-2th February 1658, for £1346, 4s.
Scots, and also had drawn a bill of exchange upon the
said David, subscribed by him on the SOtli October 1658.
The sum of the inventory, including jewels, books, and "a
gun," was £858.
Sir Alexander, second baronet of Thornton, was twice
married. He married first, Margaret, third daughter of
John Lindsay, second son of Sir David Lindsay of
Glenesk, and grandfather of Alexander, first Earl of
Balcarres ; and secondly, Margaret, Dowager Countess
Marischal, daughter of James, sixth Lord Ogilvie.
Both his marriages being unfruitful, Sir Alexander,
w^as succeeded by his second cousin, James, son of John
Strachan, son of the grandfather of the first baronet, and
as such mentioned in his testamentary settlement. In
1661, Sir James Strachan of Thornton is appointed a
Commissioner to assist in raising the annuity of £40,000
for Charles 11.^ On the lOtli January of that year, he
lost his second wife, Elizabeth, third daughter of Thomas
Forbes of Waterton, Aberdeenshire.^ She died in cliild-
1 Acta Pari, vii., 94.
- Jervise's Memorials of Annus and Mearns, 372.

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