He carried on with the businesses his father had established and in the census, when he was 80 years old it was recorded that he farmed acres, employed 55 miners and 12 labourers in his coal works, 14 miners, 14 labourers, 2 joiners and 2 blacksmiths in the lime works and in his three mills males and females. He married twice, his first wife being Anne Douglas Sylvester Stirling whom he married in This company was formed c. He also appears to have had significant political connections and may also have been involved with the Colonial Office between and c. In the censuses of  and  he is Roy Dunure spirits wanted in as staying with his sisters Mary and Ann at Johnstone Castle living on his own means, his brother Roy Dunure spirits wanted in James having died in They had two sons, Ludovic Roy Dunure spirits wanted in William born in and respectively. Figure 4 Anna Stirling. His papers are lodged in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and contain a wealth of information in respect of his activities in South Africa and his interest in Cyprus where he had an estate near Kyrenia in northern Cyprus. In she and Katherine were instrumental in bringing him to London for a series of concerts. Figure 2 Mrs Magdalene Connell.