Person NameHaldane family of Cloan; family
ActivityRobert Haldane of Cloan was the third son of James Alexander Haldane of Airthrey and Gleneagles. He was a preacher and had a busy legal practice in Edinburgh. He married, as his second wife in 1853, Mary E. Burdon Sanderson, one of three daughters of Richard Burdon Sanderson of West Jesmond, Northumberland, who gave up a promising official career because of his religious convictions. Robert and Mary Haldane's son, Richard Burdon Haldane, was the first Viscount Haldane of Cloan (1856 - 1928), statesman, lawyer and philosopher. His sister, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (1862 - 1937), was a philanthropist and author.
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