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Title: Isabella Maxwell; Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh
Posted by: Jeffrey M. Johnstone
Date: 09 November 2001

Seeking information about ISABELLA MAXWELL, who
married DANIEL JOHNSTON at Dinwoodie Green on
November 11, 1779. They had six children, all
born in Applegarth Parish: AGNES (bap. August 29,
1780), GEORGE (bap. January 4, 1782), MARY (bap.
January 19, 1784), JANET (bap. September 11, 1785),
WILLIAM (bap. September 18, 1788) and JOHN (bap.
April 30, 1790).

Isabella Maxwell died at the age of 28 giving
birth to her sixth child on April 29, 1790 and is
buried at Applegarth Church. Daniel Johnston
died in late 1797, leaving orphaned young

The following appeared in the Dumfries Weekly
Journal on November 14, 1797, p. 4, col 1.:
"Notice to Creditors. All persons having claims
against Daniel Johnston, deceased, formerly
tenant in Holm of Dinwoodie, in the Parish of
Applegarth and County of Dumfries, are desired
to give in a note of them, and how they are
vouched, to Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh here,
in order that a state of his affairs may be made
up, and a dividend of the funds recovered made.
Not to be repeated."

WELLWOOD MAXWELL of Barncleugh was born in 1747
to James Johnstone, brother of Thomas Johnstone
of Clauchrie, and his wife Barbara Maxwell. He
changed his name to Maxwell in 1776 under the
terms of an inheritance from a Maxwell uncle. He
was a wealthy surgeon who had worked in Calcutta,
and who married Catherine Maxwell, daughter of
John Maxwell of Terraughty. In 1770 John Maxwell
of Terraughty had married Agnes Maxwell of Munches
and Dinwoodie, who inherited those estates in
1793. Sir William Fraser, The Book of Carlaverock
(Edinburgh: n.p., 1873),  vol. 2, pp. 576, 602.

Does anyone know why Wellwood Maxwell of
Barncleugh would have published at Notice on the
death of Daniel Johnston?


Title:Date:Posted By:
Isabella Maxwell; Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh09 November 2001Jeffrey M. Johnstone
     Re:Isabella Maxwell; Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh09 March 2006Wellwood Anderson
     Re:Isabella Maxwell; Wellwood Maxwell of Barncleugh06 May 2018Duncan

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