13 September 1813|
Isle of Arran, Scotland
|Died||27 June 1857
In 1833, he came to London to work for a Cambridge bookseller. In 1844, he decided to expand into the publishing business.
He married, on 4 September 1850, Frances, daughter of a Mr Orridge, a chemist in Cambridge. They had two sons, Frederick (born 1851) and Maurice Crawford Macmillan (1853–1936). Maurice married Helen (Nellie) Artie Tarleton Belles (1856–1937), and their son Harold became Prime Minister.
- Elizabeth James Macmillan A Publishing Tradition, 2002, ISBN 0-333-73517-X
- Charles Morgan, The House of Macmillan (1843–1943)
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