A strange, imperious, arrogant figure, this 13th Laird (1775-1858), who despite his legal and worldly training, could not resist, when he inherited the title, reverting to type and living down to the worst of the traditions. He was ultimately forced to flee his creditors in Scotland and sail for Canada, where he played a colorful if unscrupulous part in the colonization of that country. He established a wilderness estate and imported Scottish families to live in serfdom there. His misdeeds eventually caught up with him and he lived and died in exile. Not a top ranker but good reading of a somewhat unusual sort.