English: David Sillar (1760 – 1830), farmer, poet, grocer, schoolteacher and baillie was a close friend of the poet Robert Burns. He died in 1830, aged 70 after a long illness, and was buried in Irvine's Old Parish Church cemetery. He first married a widow, Mrs Margaret Kerr, neé Gemmell shortly after moving to Irvine and had seven children and his second wife was the sister of John Bryan of the Sun Inn, Kilmarnock.
Friend of Robert Burns
|Date of birth||1760|
|Date of death||2 May 1830
Media in category "David Sillar"
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- David Sillar's gravestone & setting, Irvine.JPG 1,712 × 2,288; 1.41 MB
- David Sillar's Poems - Dedication page.jpg 1,299 × 1,848; 863 KB
- David Sillar's Poems Title Page - 1789.jpg 1,378 × 2,396; 1.06 MB
- David Sillar, gravestone, irvine (2).JPG 1,385 × 1,593; 1.26 MB
- David Sillar, gravestone, Irvine.JPG 1,582 × 2,057; 1.38 MB
- Printing Office Site - Robert Burns' Poems.jpg 1,630 × 1,351; 1.36 MB