Archibald Dick was the son of Hugh Dick and Cathrin Somerville. He was born at S Hichbath[?] on 18 September 1777 and baptised on 22 October 1777 in Glasgow. He was the brother of James Dick of Kingston and David Dick of Glenshiel.
Archibald married the third daughter of Colin MacKenzie of Mountgerald, Isabelle Mackenzie, and the couple received six children. the family was struck with a huge tragedy when four relatives died in one week of yellow fever. After the abolition of the slave trade in Jamaica in 1834, the family returned to Scotland and settled at Friar's Park, Elgin, Scotland. Isabelle's Jamaican (black) servant Fanny Anderson (age 45) followed her mistress to Schotland.
Archibald Dick died on 1 august 1864, at 29 Melville Street, Edinburgh, at 86. Two years later his son Alexander died at Haymount House, Bridge of Allan on 20 March 1866. Isabelle spent her remaining day's with her daughters (Emily) family until her death in 1874. She was buried with her husband and son Alexander at Elgin.
BELIEVED TO BE WINDSOR CASTLE IN JAMAICA