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Williamson, David (1766-1824)

The Dumfries draper who supplied Robert Burns with his Royal Dumfries Volunteer uniform, the non-payment for which caused the poet needless concern and anguish on his death-bed. Williamson was married to Jane Young a niece of John Paul Jones. With money she inherited from her uncle, she leased premises and set up the Commercial Hotel, now the County Hotel. It was in this High Street tenement, then a private dwelling, that Prince Charles Edward Stuart made his headquarters at the close of 1745. The panelled room has been preserved in its original condition.
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