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Handyside


HANDYSIDE, a surname originally Hangingside. Peter Handyside, Greenhall, who married Margaret, daughter of James Vernor of Holms, and left issue, was the representative of the name. His younger brother, William Handyside, writer to the signet, married Jane, daughter of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, and his eldest son, Robert, passed advocate 1822, was appointed sheriff of Stirlingshire in 1840, solicitor general in 1853, and made a lord of session, as Lord Handyside, the same year. He died April 18, 1858. He married Helen, daughter of Alexander Bruce of Kennet. Through his uncle he succeeded to the property of Pencloe, Ayrshire.


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