McKILLIGAN, George of Relugas, Moray
- Born: About 1766
- Died: 1861
"George McKilligin... second son of the late Provost George McKilligin, devoted himself to shipping and commercial affairs, and while young commanded one of the Company's large vessels trading to foreign countries, and subsequently settled down as a partner in the house. He was the last of the house of Mckilligin and Robertson; and in his old age retired to a cottage on the beautiful property of his son, William McKilligin, Esq. of Relugas an the banks of the Findhorn.
In December, 1861, his remains were laid beside those of his beloved wife. he having reached the age of 96 years" (Imlach). George had a family of fourteen children.
His fifth son, William, went to the East Indies and China, where he was fortunate in trade. Returning home, he purchased in 1836 the estate of Relugas, in Morayshire, from Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, Bart. In 1844 he went to Ceylon, and there acquired considerable property. Two years after he returned to this country to reside at Relugas, where he died in 1852. He married Miss Marquis at Elgin and had five children, the eldest of whom went to Ceylon."
from notes on cemetery headstone in Banff at http://gen.deltanz.net/banff/Banff5.html