John Tait, Esq., appears as a child with his like-named grandfather in a portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn painted around 1793 (the child John was added c. 1800, after the death of the elder John), now in the NGA. Formerly of Harviestoun in county Clackmannan, Tait served as Sheriff for Perthshire, Scotland. On 30 April 1824, he married Mary-Amelia [d. 1845], daughter of Francis Sitwell, Esq., of Barmoor Castle, Northumberland. They had a son, (Capt.) John Craufurd, and two daughters, Anna Sitwell (Mrs. Frederick Pitman) and Alice Charlotte (Mrs. [Maj.] James Hare). Tait sold most of the estate of Harviestoun in 1859, excluding the family burial site, "Taits' Tombs".
Burke, Sir Bernard. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. 2 vols. 5th ed. London, 1871: 2: 1355.