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Col Robert MacDonald of Inchkenneth married Mary Douglas of Grantham

Col Robert MacDonald of Inchkenneth married Mary Douglas of Grantham in January 1801.  She was the daughter of Thomas Douglas, who originally engaged in mercantile pursuits (He worked in the cotton industry), he went on to reside at Grantham in Lincolnshire. Served as High Sheriff of that County in 1776.

He bred racehorses and was well known on the turf, and entered a 'Confederate', from 1780 to 1785, with Earl Grosvenor in the match book at Newmarket. 

He had estates in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Flint, Lanark, Lincoln and Middlesex, with cotton mills in Lancashire.

I have had this cutting on my desktop for many months, but have, I think, now identified whose arms they are.  Why they are in an Italian publication, I have yet to discover.

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