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


People [PERS ID:5422]

First NameAlexander
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameDirom
Maiden Name
AKAof Muiresk
OccupationWriter; Provost of Banff
Medical Professional?Non Medical Professional


Birth (year) 1725
Date of death (year) 1788


Born Muiresk October 1725, son of Alexander Dirom and Janet Reid. Married firstly, 26th August 1749, Mary Mark (died 8th January 1754), daughter of Provost John Mark and Helen Hamilton. They had one son, John, who died 1750. Married secondly, 18th July 1754, Anne Fotheringham, (born ca. 1733, died 4th November 1819) daughter of Dr Charles Fotheringham and Katherine Skene. She was painted by Raeburn. They had a daughter, Katherine (ID: 5423), and a son, also called Alexander, who became Lieut-General after a military career in Jamaica and India. He died in Banff on 21 Jan 1788 (Scots Magazine death notice) and is buried there.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 787Case of Alexander Dirom, who has a urinary tract ailment.