The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:642]

First NameJohn
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameGuise
Maiden Name
OccupationProfessional Soldier
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1729
Date of death (year) 1786


John Guise (1729-1786), professional soldier who settled in Montrose. He was born on 6th August 1729 and married a Mary Forbes (b.1720?-1803) on 28th August 1749 in Aberdeen. They had at least four sons and three daughters. He became a Captain in the 6th Foot Regiment and was stationed for a period in Gibraltar where he first showed signs of a recurring mental illness, described as ‘melancholia religiosa’. A daughter Elizabeth Guise was born in Gibraltar on 15 July 1755, another called Jane (“Jean”) was born there in 1756, and a son, Thomas in 1760, but by the time his daughter Mary Ann was born on 19 Dec 1768 his family were living in Montrose [DS]. He died in Montrose on 6 Aug 1786. His father was Major-General Sir John Guise [MMG].

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 1236Case of Captain Guise who has a long history of religious melancholia and other signs of recurrent mental illness.