Sir Claud Hagart-Alexander of Ballochmyle, 3rd Baronet, JP, DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Ayr & Arran, 1983-98, died 23 January, 2006. He was 79.
He was born 6 January, 1927, the son of Wilfred Archibald Alexander (the 2nd son of the 2nd Baronet), by his wife Mary Prudence, daughter of Guy Acheson, and was educated at Sherborne; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1948); MInstMC 1980.
Career: Hon Sheriff, South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway from 1997; DL Ayrshire, 1973; JP Dumnock & Doon Valley, 1983; succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1886) on the death of his grandfather, 1945.
His home was Kingencleugh House, Mauchline, Ayrshire. He married in 1959, Hilda Etain, 2nd daughter of Miles Malcolm Acheson, Ganges, BC, Canada; 2 sons and 2 daughters. He is succeeded in the baronetcy by his elders son, Claud Hagart-Alexander, b. 5 Nov, 1963.
A Thanksgiving Service takes place at St Ninian's Church, Prestwick, 3 Feb 2006.
Source: Daily Telegraph 27 January, 2006