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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Wallace

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Wallace

Born on 27 May 1830 at Glasgow, William Thomas Francis Agnew Wallace was the eldest son of Sir John Alexander Agnew Wallace, Bt., and his wife Janet née Rodger. He entered the Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He was at one time an Assistant Military Secretary in Australia.

His father died on 10 February 1857, aged 82, and William became the 8th baronet. He lived at Lochryan House, the family seat in Scotland near Stranraer in Wigtownshire. At the time of the 1861 census he was at 130 George Street, Edinburgh.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Wallace died, aged 61, in London on 28 January 1892.

A short obituary appeared in the Dundee Courier under the heading 'Death of a Scottish Baronet' (29 January 1892): 'Sir William Wallace, Bart., died yesterday at his London residence from the effects of a severe attack of influenza. Deceased, who was in his sixty-second year, succeeded his father in 1857. He entered the Grenadier Guard in 1848, and retired as Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1860. He was a magistrate for Wigtownshire, his seat being Loch Ryan House, Stranraer. The family is descended from Malcolm Wallace, the father of the celebrated Sir William Wallace.'


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