Mr. Ronald Crawford of Freskiehall's Strathspey
MR. RONALD CRAWFORD OF FRISKIEHALL'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Ronald Crawford (1753-1793), Esq., was an advocate and merchant who worked at Spires & Co. in Glasgow. Evidently he appreciated poetry, as he is listed as a subscriber to a couple of volumes of contemporary verse. He died at Frisky Hall, in what was then Wester Kilpatrick, now Old Kilpatrick, in May 1793, aged 40, under "melancholy" circumstances. The estate is eight or nine miles from Glasgow, on the Clyde at Bowling Bay, and was turned into a hotel in the 19th century.