STRACHAN, Patrick 9th of Glenkindie, Merchant in Aberdeen, Sir 1 2
- Born: About 1667
- Marriage (1): FORBES, Issobell Lady Glenkindy
- Marriage (2): ALLGOOD, Elizabeth
- Died: 2 January 1726, Aberdeen, Scotland 3
Other names for Patrick were STRACHAN, Patrick of Auchnagate 2 and STRACHEN, Patrick of Auchnagat.4
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"DEED OF ENTAIL, dated 21st October, 1694 (p.26)
The Deed of Entail referred to states as follows: -
'Be it known to all men whom these presents may concern -
Us, Alexander Strachan of Glenkindie and Master Andrew Strachan of Annachie - Brothers German, forasmeikle as we stand and exist infeft and seised in the lands of Glenkindie with the milne and other pertinents, and the lands of Annachie with the milne and pertinents threof and both of the same land proprietors, and none of us as yet having any aires maill procreat of our own bodies, and finding that the estate above-named may fail and proceed to some person who is not capable to manage and rule the lands conforme to the antiquity thereof... and considering that Patrick Strachan, now of Auchnagatt, second lawful son to the deceased Michael Strachan of Auchnagatt, our cousin german, is ....we have... to tailzie to him, finding he is the worthiest person to represent thair ancient family, etc etc."
"... , and on 1st June, 1700, an agreement was executed betwixt Alexander of Glenkindie (8th laird) and Patrick Strachan of Auchnagatt, whereby the former obliged himself to dispone to Patrick Strachan, his cousin, all and haill the Estate of Glenkindie... A Decreet of Adjudication, specifying the sum finally due by the purchaser is dated 5th July, 1705; it contains a long list of debts due by Alexander Strachan.... He at once began to add extensively to the lands of Glenkindie...and to have got his affairs into confusion in consequence."
"Patrick Strachan was second son of Michael Strachan of Auchnagatt (vide Extract from Marriage Contract of his sister, Helen Strachan, and deed of entail refered to above)."
"The following extract is from an old Manuscript Diary of the early part of last century:-
'Glenkindy died in Aberdeen in the beginning of January, 1726, but was not regreted by any person. If he had lived longer the Gentry if the Country was to pursue him for taking of soums of (money?) from them for protection etc'."
"After Sir Patrick Strachan's death, in 1726, his estate was taken charge of ... for the benefit of his creditors, and remained under judicial management until 1738, when it was sold. The purchaser, Alexander Leith, was a cousin of the late proprietor (his mother having been Margaret Strachan, sister of Sir Patrick's father) and he got possession of Glenkindie in that year."
from The Strachans of Glenkindie
In 1701 Patrick Strachan was referred to in the Strathdon baptismal register:
Old Parish Register
Strathdon Parish Aberdeenshire
"Anno Domini 1701
Septr 5 George desson in the cottertown of Glenkindy had a son baptized Patrick witnesses Patrick Straquhan Laird of Glenkindy and david murray meason in Aberdeen"
In 1709 Patrick Strachan was witness at a baptism:
Old Parish Register
Saint Nicholas Parish Aberdeen
14th John Strachan merchant and Margat Ffarquhar his spouse had a daughter called Barbara baptized by Doctor Blair witnesses Patrick Strachan of Glenkindie and John Burnet Polls merchant"
In 1715 Patrick Strachan was again a witness:
Old Parish Registers
Strathdon Parish, Aberdeenshire
"[xxx] 23 - the minister had a daughter baptized Rebeka witneses John Forbes of Invernetty , Patrick Strachan of Glenkindy and Wm Forbes of Invernochty. Mr. Robert Irvine Minister at Towie administrator &c"
Three days before his death, on 30 December 1725, Sir Patrick Strachan of Glenkindie nominated some Tutors, or guardians, and Curators, to protect the affairs of his young daughter and another expected child. John Innes of Edingight, Patrick's brother in law, was one of these, as was John's brother, Alexander. The other two were Thomas Grant, related by marriage to Patrick's other sister, Violet, sister, and James Udny, a lawyer.
"Glenkindy died in Aberdeen in the beginning of january 1726 but was not regreted by any person; if he had lived longer the Gentry in the Country was to pursue him for taking of soums of (money?) from them for protection etc"
an extract from an old manuscript diary quoted in Strachans of Glenkindie 1 5 6 7 8
"Sir Patrick Strachan's deed of Entail, dated 4th February 1715, shows that, failing male heirs of his body, the succession was to go to heirs female, the eldest succeeding without division; failing these to Alexander Strachan (who signed in 1727, the birth register of a son of John Innes,yr of Edingight, and Jane Duff of Craigston, who were married in 1720), his brother german, and heirs male of his body; whom failing to Captain Alexander Southerland of Kinminity (this Kinminity is shown in old maps of Banffshire), and the heirs male of a marriage then contemplated, the lady being --Gresden, 'his future spouse'; whom failing to Alexander Southerland, son to the said Alexander Southerland by the deceast Mary Dunbar; whom failing to James Gordon, eldest lawful son of George Gordon of Clastyrum, and Violet Strachan, sister to the said Sir Patrick, and their heirs male; whom failing to John Innes, eldest son to John Innes of Edingught, and Helen Strachan, sister to the said Sir Patrick... whom failing to James Innes, second son of said John Innes; whom failing to Alexander Innes, the third son, whom failing to Thomas Innes, the fourth son; and failing all these to the said Sir Patrick's nearest heirs 'whatsomever.'
Another clause provided that, in the event of an heir female of Sir Patrick's own body succeeding, that heir and her descendants were to bear the name and carry the arms of Strachan of Glenkindie, in all time coming, or lose the estate, and, if already married, then the husband must change his surname."
from The Strachans of Glenkindie 9
Noted events in his life were:
• Lands of Auchnagatt sold. The lands of Auchnagatt were sold by Patrick Strachan, though when this happened is not know. It was likely to have been in the first ten to fifteen years of the eighteenth century.
• Glenkindie signed over: from Alexander 8th laird to cousin Patrick Strachan, 1695-1700, Scotland. 10
• Purchase of lands: to enlarge estate, 1703-1713, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 10 eg
of Old Morlich and the teinds thereof;
of Newbigging, Foussies, and Mill of Morlich etc.;
the whole of New Morlich with the teinds, from the Earl of Mar;
the wadset of Auchmullen, in Auchindoir, part of the Kildrummy estate;
from Charles Innes the lands of Belnaboth and Croft Muirell (Muirhill), with the teinds thereof.
• Imprisoned: after the Jacobite Rising, 1715, Scotland. 11 Memorial of Patrick Strachan of Glenkindy to King George II., found among the Edingight Papers, testifies to Patrick Strachan's adherence to the Protestant and Unionist cause which motivated him to fly south in the crisis of 1715, and the rage this attitude and action provoked in the Earl of Mar. After the "battle of Drmblain", Strachan fell into the enemy's hands, that is the Jacobites', and was imprisoned in Dundee for three and a half months by them. He was taken with other prisoners to Montrose and imprisoned for three days. Afterwards, on foot, he was marched to Stonehaven, where with two others he "broke jayle being afraid to be caried to the Isles." He subsequently assisted the Duke of Argyll in the North, and General cadogan in England. For this, the Rebels punished him by confiscatinf his cattle from Glenkindie "which will infalibly incapasitate his Tennents to labour their ground and consequently bring ruine upon himself and family."
• Patrick Strachan knighted: and became Sir Patrick Strachan of Glenkindie, 1716-1717, Scotland. On 29 November 1716, he obtained a Crown Charter of all his lands, with sasine on 7 October 1717, and is designated Sir Patrick Strachan of Glenkindie in the deed of Sasine.
It is likely he received this honour for service to the government in the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and the control and punishment of dissidents thereafter..
• Appointed: Barrack Master General, 1719, In Scotland. 10 as per Chronicles of Atholl Family, privately printed by the Duke of Atholl.
• Estate under judicial management, 1726-1738. The complexity of Patrick Strachan's financial affairs was such that after his death in 1726, it took legal authorities in the Court of Session in Edinburgh till 1738 to sort them out.
• Glenkindie sold, 1738. This took place twelve years after Patrick's death.
• Charter of sale in favour of Alexander Leith: in favour of Alexander Leith, 12 February 1740. 10 The lands and title of Glenkindie were sold by Sir Patrick Strachan to Alexander Leith, his cousin. Alexander's mother, Margaret, and Patrick's father, Michael, were sister and brother.
Patrick married Issobell FORBES Lady Glenkindy, daughter of Alexander FORBES of Invernochtie and Unknown. (Issobell FORBES Lady Glenkindy was born about 1675 and died after 4 February 1715.)
"Sir Patrick was twice married. His first wife was Isobell Forbes, of what family is not stated, probably of Edinglassie. he had no family by that marriage, and Isobell Forbes died subsequent to 4th February, 1715, for on that date he executed a very elaborate deed of entail..."
from The Strachans of Glenkindie 3
Patrick next married Elizabeth ALLGOOD. (Elizabeth ALLGOOD was born about 1700 in Northumberland, England.)
"After the death of Isobell Forbes he married an English lady, Elizabeth Allgood, from Northumberland, and by her he had two daughters..."
from The Strachans of Glenkindie 3