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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: Allan McCrae of Ayr, Scotland.
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:09:05 -0000
Allan McCrae snr of Ayr.
Allan McCrae was believed to be born in Ochiltree on approx c1670
Allan went to The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow to train as a Surgeon. He passed his masters and was entered into the Faculty of the College. He was later entered on the Memorials of the Faculty of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. On 18/11/1708 he married in Ayr and in the next sixteen years he had nine children.
Alan, Apothecary Surgeon, was made a burgess of Ayr on 29.9.1715 for volunteering to serve his Majesty in defence of the Kingdom at his own expense, one of a number so honoured at this time for agreeing to serve in the company contributed by Ayr to the forces fighting for King George 1 against the Jacobites who had led the rebellion.
Argyle's 3300 men presumably included the officers and men from the two companies of foot which marched from Ayr on 25th September 1715 and whose names were recorded in the burgh records, and Allan is recorded on the Muster Roll of 1715.
Allan was again made a Burgess this time of Prestwick 1733, for services as an Apothecary Surgeon.
He died in Ayr on 16th April 1747 and was laid to rest in an unknown cemetery in Ayr, it is not known where.
Written by Peter McCrae 5xgg Grandson