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Alexander Davidson Esq. of Dresswood. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Alexander Davidson (1818-1895), advocate in Aberdeen, was born in Aberdeen and attended Marischal College, Aberdeen, from 1832-1836. He was the son of a prominent Aberdeen advocate, Duncan Davidson (1773-1849), and the eldest of his brothers, Patrick, was also an advocate. Alexander was admitted into the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen in 1839, after an apprenticeship with his father and others, and entered into partnership with his father and brother as D. and P. Davidson, until his father's retirement, when it became P. and A. Davidson. Later Patrick Cooper (later of Patrick Cooper, Son and Hay) joined the firm which was called Davidsons and Cooper. Finally in 1870 Alexander went into partnership with James Garden and his son James Murray Garden. Alexander was Chairman of the Land Association for many years, and Dresswood was his country property near Kincardine O'Neil on Deeside. This property was developed and gave its name to Dresswood Place, laid out in 1888 by the City of Aberdeen Land Association in what was then a relatively rural area in the west end of Aberdeen that at the time was being filled with large granite houses for the more prosperous citizens.
He married Sarah Douglas, youngest daughter of James Dougals who was also an advocate (her sister Caroline also married Alexander's brother).