Macfarlane-Grieve, William Alexander

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William Alexander
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William Alexander Comyn Macfarlane, of Penchrise and Edenhall in Roxburghshire, and Impington Park in Cambridgeshire, was the son of William Macfarlane M.D., F.R.C.S., and Margaret Verner (Jane), only daughter of George Grieve, of Eastfield in Berwickshire. Educated at the High School in Edinburgh, and at Balliol College, Oxford, he became a scholar of St John's College, Oxford, took his M.A., entered Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar. A Justice of the Peace for Roxburghshire, Berwickshire and Cambridgeshire, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, he took the additional name and arms of Grieve by royal licence 12 June 1876 on succeeding to the estates of Edenhall and Penchrise under the will of his uncle Alexander Grieve. He married, 10 February 1885, Florence Emily Butler, daughter of the Rev. Morris Joseph Fuller, Vicar of St Mark's Marylebone. They had four sons and a daughter.

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Penchrise, Roxburghshire
Edenhall, Cumbria
Impington Park, Cambridgeshire
Biographical Sources: 
Burke's Landed Gentry 1939.