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Dr Alexander Maciver

Dr Alexander Maciver

Alexander (1777-1852) was the son of John Maciver and Annabella Mackenzie, of Old North Tolsta Tack.

Alexander trained as a surgeon in Edinburgh.

Alexander set up a medical practice, in Stornoway, in 1800. He was in practice for 50 years; the medical practice was not run on a commercial basis, in that he never rendered accounts and only took payment if it was offered, he made his income from trading using ships: his father had been a shipmaster.

Alexander married Mary Macleod.

In 1819 Alexander was widowed when his wife died aged 35.

Alexander's second marriage was to Jean Anderson, of Stornoway.

Alexander had a son, but it is not clear which of his wives was the mother.

Alexander died in October 1852 at the age of 75.

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Title: Dr Alexander Maciver
Record Type: People
Date of Birth: 1777
Date of Death: 1852
Occupation: Doctor, Merchant
Sex: Male
Record Maintained By: CET
Subject Id: 111637