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T. W. Bayne

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

McDowall, William (1815–1888), newspaper editor and antiquary, born at Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21 July 1815, was the son of James McDowall (d. 1826), a traveller for a cabinet-making firm, and his wife, Mary, née Todd (d. 1849). He was educated in ...