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Tait, Crawford or Crauford (1765? - 1832)

Son of John Tait of Harvieston, and a Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh. Crawford Tait heired his father's estate in 1800. His father had entertained Burns at Harvieston in 1787.

Burns wrote to Tait from Ellisland on 15th October 1790, on behalf of 'the bearer, Mr Willm Duncan, a friend of mine whom I have long known and loved', and whose father, owner of 'a decent little property in Ayrshire', had 'bred the young man to the Law'. Tait was asked to 'assist him in the, to him, important consideration of getting a place'.

Tait married a daughter of Sir Ilay Campbell, the Lord President. Their son, Archibald Campbell Tait, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1869 until his death in 1882.

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