THE laird of Boturich, Loch Lomondside, was born in the Philippine Islands, 25th April, 1855. His family was originally an Ayrshire one, but includes descent from several old Dunbartonshire houses - Buchanans, Colquhouns, Napiers, Haldanes, and Stewarts. His father, the late Charles Bannatyne Findlay, was a younger son, but purchased the family estate from his elder brother, Colonel John Findlay, in 1872. His mother was Georgiana de Cardonnel, third daughter of Colonel Joseph Greaves Elmsall, of Woodlands, Yorkshire. Mr. Findlay was educated at Harrow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. with honours in 1877 and proceeded to M.A. in 1878. He had already, on his father's death in 1877, succeeded to the estate of Boturich, and he afterwards entered his father's business of Richardson. Findlay & Co., East India merchants trading with Manila and Japan, of which he is now a partner. In 1882 he married Jane Cecilia Louise, third daughter of Mr. James Scott, Woodside Place, Glasgow, by whom he has four sons and a daughter.
    Apart from the conduct of his private business Mr. Findlay is a Director of the Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, and a Director of the Union Bank of Scotland. In his own neighbourhood he is a member of Kilmaronock School Board, Chairman of the Parish Council, a member of the County Council, and a Justice of the Peace for Dunbartonshire. He also takes a leading part in the affairs of    Dunbartonshire Constitutional Association and of the Primrose League. He is a Captain in the Queen's Own Glasgow Imperial Yeomanry, having joined the regiment in 1881, resigned in 1892, and rejoined in 1900.

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