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McDoual, Captain Andrew

At the early age of twenty-five, Captain (afterwards Colonel) McDoual represented Wigtown in Parliament. He seduced Margaret Kennedy (q.v.), who had a daughter by him in 1794. He married the daughter of a Dumfriesshire Laird, and heired his father's estate of Logan in Wigtonshire.

In the Second Heron Election Ballad, among those who would be at Kirkcudbright:

"... there'll be Logan McDoual —
Sculdudd'ry an' he will be there".

and in the 'Epistle from Esopus to Maria (which is possibly not really the work of Burns) he is referred to as:

"The crafty Colonel leaves the tartan'd lines
For other wars, where he a hero shines."

Chambers called him 'a noted Lothario', and he was apparently an admirer of Maria Riddell.

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