WHICH DAY DOCTOR PATRICK BLAIR, PHYSICIAN, IS MADE A BURGESS AND BROTHER OF THE GUILD OF DUNDEE, FOR HIS MERITORIOUS SERVICES TO THE COMMONWEAL; ACCIDENTS GRATIS.
The name of BLAIR is found amongst the Burgesses of Dundee at the close of the fourteenth century; and members of the families of Balthayock, Ardblair, Pittendreich, and Glasclune were intimately connected with the progress of the Burgh for several centuries.
Dr PATRICK BLAIR, whose name is here recorded, was the third son of GEORGE BLAIR of Glasclune, and of EUPHAM BLAIR, a grand daughter of JOHN SCRYMGEOUR of Kirkton. He rose to eminence in his profession as a physician in Scotland, and afterwards removed to Woolcester in England, where he remained till his death. He was married to ISABEL WHITE, but no record of his family is preserved.
His name appears in the Register of Baptisms in Dundee in the following entry: -
1647. April 6th Mr Andro Auchinlek, Parson and Minister of Dundee, had a son baptd Andro; Godfathers: Mr John Duncanson and Mr John Robertson, Ministers of Dundee; Wm. Kinneir, Provost; Dr Patk Blair, Thomas Mudie & Mr Geo. Haliburton, Bailies; & others."