'Dick1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dick of Edinburgh, Dick of Frackafield (Fracafield), Dick of Prestonfield, Dick of West Newton
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According to BP1870, the surname of Dick "is supposed to have had the same origin as Van Dyke (or Lord of the Dykes) in the Low Countries." Said to have descended from William de Dyck, alderman/magistrate of Edinburgh in 1296, was ...
James Dick of Arbroath (a 01.1539)
1. Alexander Dick in the Orkneys (d (by 1580)
  A. John Dick of Edinburgh the first mentioned by Grant, BP1934 & TCB
m. Margaret Stewart (dau of William Stewart, sister of Sir Lewis of Kirkhill & Strathbrock)
  i. Sir William Dick of Braid, Provost of Edinburgh, '1st Bart' (b c1590, d 19.12.1655)
  TCB states that, whilst Sir William is sometimes reported to have been created a Baronet, this is "apparently in error". TCB reports that his grandson "never styled himself a Baronet" nor, despite what some others may have stated, did his great-grandson.
  m. Elizabeth Morrison (dau of John Dick of Prestongrange, sister of Alexander of Prestongrange & Henry of Edinburgh)
  a. John Dick of Braid (dvp 1642)
  m. Nicolas Bruce (dau of Sir George Bruce of Carnock, relict of Sir John Morrison of Dairsie)
  (1) William Dick, last of Braid (bpt 10.08.1631, d by 1695)
  m. (1678) Elizabeth Duncan (d before 24.04.1697)
(A) William Dick, Deputy Governor of New York (b 1679, d 1733, Major)
  m. ?? (widow of Captain Foulis)
  (i) Agnes Dick
(2) John Dick
  (3) Andrew Dick in Shetland (bpt 12.12.1637, d c1701, Major, MP) - continued below
  m. Francisca Nairne
  b. Sir Andrew Dick 'of Holland' of Craighouse & Plewlands
  Shown as Andrew's wife & mother of his children in 'NisbetPlates' ('Morison of Prestongrange') was ...
  m1. Christian Morison (dau of Henry Morison of Edinburgh)
  (1) William Dick (dsp)
  (2) Bessie Dick (bpt 10.02.1639, dsp)
  m1. Thomas Boyd of Pinkell
  m2. James Dunbar
  Shown in TSP (Lindores) as 2nd as wife of Andrew Dick of Holland & Craighouse, Sheriff of Orkney, and by 'LeslieRecords' (vol 2, p178) as (unnamed) wife of Andrew Dick, son of the Provost of Edinburgh, was ...
  m2. (28.04.1642) Jean Leslie (dau of Sir John Leslie of Newton)
  Mentioned by the Electric Scotland site but not by 'NisbetPlates', so probably son of Jean Leslie, was ...
  (3) Lewis Dick (Captain)
(A) Alexander Dick
  (i) Patrick Dick (dsp)
  (i) Janet Dick
  m. Sir Alexander Dick (physician)
  c. William Dick of Grange
  Shown in TSP (Lindores) as 1st wife of William Dick of Grange and mother of Anna & Janet was ...
  m1. Elizabeth Leslie (dau of Sir John Leslie of Newton)
  (1) Anna Dick (a 07.1697)
  (2) Janet Dick (a 07.1697) probably the Janet who married ...
m. James Leslie of Lumquhat (d 10.1675)
  m2. ??
  (3) ?? Dick father or grandfather of ...
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
(A) William Dick, 3rd of Grange
  m. Anne Seton (dau of Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Bart of Pitmedden) wife of William and mother of ...
  (i) Isabel Dick (d 07.11.1758, only child)
  m. (before 1740) Sir Andrew Lauder of Fountanihill, Bart (d 1769)
  d. Alexander Dick of Heugh (bpt 04.12.1617)
  m. (1641) Helen Rocheid (dau of Sir James Rocheid of Innerleith (not a baronet))
  (1) Sir James Dick, 1st Bart of Prestonfield and Corstorphine (b 11.1643, d 15.11.1728)
  m. Anna Paterson (d 1710, dau of William Paterson of family of Dunmure)
  (A) Janet Dick of Prestonfield (d 20.06.1753)
  m. (1696) Sir William Cunynghame, 2nd Bart of Lambrughton (bpt 07.02.1664, d 1740)
  Janet's father's estates and the baronetcy passed first to their 2nd son (dsp) and then to their 3rd son, both of whom took the name Dick.
(B)+ other issue (d young)
  e. Louis (Lewis) Dick
  (1) Andrew Dick of (West) Newton, Northumberland
  (A) Andrew Dick of West Newton (b c1677, d 1744)
  m. Janet Durham (dau of Roger Durham of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
  (i) son (dvp)
  (ii) Sir John Dick (b 1720, dsp 03.12.1804, Consul in Tuscany)
  Despite there being a superior claim (as identified below ##), John was confirmed as heir male of Sir William, the Lord Provost, and "assumed the style of a Baronet".
  m. Anne Bragg (b 13.10.1720, d 31.01.1781, dau of Joseph Bragg of Somerset, sister of General Bragg)
  f. Catherine Dick (d 13.05.1630)
  m. Sir William Nisbet of Dean, Provost of Edinburgh (b 1569, d before 17.10.1639)
  g. Elizabeth Dick
  m. Sir John Nicolson of Lasswade, Bart
  ii. Katharine or Christian Dick
  m. Henry Morrson of Edinburgh



Andrew Dick in Shetland (bpt 12.12.1637, d c1701, Major, MP) - continued above
m. Francisca Nairne
1. William Dick of Fracafield (bpt 05.11.1679)
  m. Barbara Sinclair
  A. Robert Dick of Fracafield (d 1743)
  m. Janet Dickson
  i. Charles Dick of Frackafield, later in London (bpt 13.10.1736, a 1805, d before 1820)
m. (11.10.1760) Martha Montgomerie
  a. 'Sir' William Dick (b 08.12.1765, dspm 17.12.1840, Major)
  Presumably having noticed that a distant cousin (## above) had assumed the title of the presumed baronetcy, William was "served heir male of his lineal ancestor, Sir William Dick, of Braid, abovenamed, when he assumed the Baronetcy, supposed to have been conferred on the said Sir William."
  m. (27.04.1821) Caroline Kingston (dau of John Kingston of Rickmansworth, widow of Lt. Col. Alexander Fraser)
  (1) daughter
  b. 'Sir' Page Keble Dick of Port Hall, Sussex (b 29.09.1769, d 27.07.1851)
  Page also assumed the baronetcy as did his son. Nevertheless, to our knowledge the claim has never been recognised formally.
  m. (1795) Nancy Partridge (dau of Richard Partridge of Birmingham)
  (1) 'Sir' Charles William Hockaday Dick (b 1802, d 03.12.1876) had issue
  m. (1835) Elizabeth Chasserau (dau of George Chasserau of Brighton)
  ii.+ other issue - James (bpt 27.01.1737), Andrew (bpt 14.11.737), Thomas (bpt 08.07.1740), Barbara (bpt 09.1731), Douglas (bpt 08.08.1732), Francs (bpt 12.1735), Christina (bpt 121.07.1739), Elizabeth (bpt 08.07.1740)
  B. William Dick (bpt 28.05.1737)
  C. Barbara Dick
  m. Gilbert Neven of Scousburgh
  D. Ursilla Dick
  m. Laurence Sinclair of Goat
2. Jean Dick
  m. Adam Sinclair of Brew

Main source(s): The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Dick of Fracafield', p60+), www.electricscotland.com/history/nation/dick.htm, TCB (vol 2, 'Dick of Braid', p448+) with some support from BP1934 (Dick-Cunyngham), BP1870 (Cunyngham)
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