London,Dec. 17, '77.
Dear Mr. Hepburn:---The Dunwoodie or Dinwoodie family come from
Dumfries-shire, and as there is a Dinwoodie Green near Lockerble I am disposed
to regard that as their headquarters. There is a Dinwoodie Hill in the
Parish of Applegarth near Lochmaben 736 above the level of the sen. There
is on it an ancient British Encampment. A farm adjoining is called Dinwoodie
Mains. There can be no doubt that a search in the Parochial records of
Applegarth, Lochmaben and Lockerble and in the Commissariat Records of
Dumfries-shire would enable your friend to trace his lineage. James Dinwoodie
of Whitehall Dumfries-shire possesses land in Kirkmahoe Parish to the extent
of 237 acres. I cannot trace that the Dunwoodies bore arms. The first of
the family, Alleyn Dinwithie, signed the Ragmans Roll. I find there is
much about the family in Andersons Historical M.Ss. Members of the family
settled in Glasgow & obtained respectable positions. A memoir of the
family would prove interesting.