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The friends of the Sheriff from Galston parish accompany him to Edinburgh.

The friends of the Sheriff from Galston parish accompany him to Edinburgh.

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 29 Jul 2005 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Campbell, Lockhart, Ross, Schaw, Stewart, Dunbar, Boswell, Nesbit, Tait
REGISTER OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND. Volume V (1592 - 1599), page 263, dated 1595 - 1596. "Exemption to the Sheriff of Ayr and his friends from attendance at the waponshawing appointed for Monday next, and at future waponshawings".

Supplication by Hew Campbell of Lowdoun, sheriff of Air, George Campbell of Cesnok, George Lokhart of Bar, Mr. Mathew Ros of Haning, _____ Shaw of Sornebeg, Thomas Steuart of Glastoun, Williame Dunbar of Entirkin, _____ of Auchinleck, Alexander Nesbitt of Greneholme, Johnne Lokhart of Bankheid, Matheu Campbell of Auchinringlen, George Campbel of Stevinstoun, and Thomas Tait of Adamehill, friends and dependents of the said Sheriff, for themselves and in name of the rest of his kin, friends and dependents, within the sheriffdom of Air, and bailiaries of Kyle, Carrick, and Cunynghame, as follows:

--"The said Shereff, accumpanyed with his kin and freindis abonewrittin, to testifie his humble obediens to his Majestie, have repairit hither (to Edinburgh), reddy to undirly his Majesteis directioun in this mater quhairfoir he wes chargeit; and in repect of the absens and not compeirance of his pairty adversair, it is his Majesteis plesour that outhir he remane quhill this day aucht dayis, that ane answer be returnit frome him, or that uthirwayes he subscryve ane assuirance conforme to the ordour tane be his Majestie."

Now, "his repairing hither hes so disapointit the provisioun intendit be him and his freindis anent this wapponshawing appointit to Mononday nixt that gudlie thay can not keip the first appointit dyet; and, forder, thair is ane grite nowmer of the saidis complenairs, and uthiris the said shereffis freindis, servandis and dependaris, that duellis within the baillierie of Kyle, quhairof Johnne Wallace of Cragy is baillie, that gudlie can not giff thair musteris befoir him without ane grite appeirance of trouble and inconvenient, in respect of the present grudge and mislykeing standing amongis thame; and, giff thay sall convene in armes at ane tyme and place, it is to be feirit that sum licht occasioun fall oute quhilkis may move grite trouble and mischeiff to follow."

To avoid this, it is hoped his Majesty will appoint "sum uthir meane for taking of thair musteris" than that of appearance at the said waponshawing. Should this be done, the said Sheriff will "sua provyde as all his friendis servandis, tennantis and dependaris salbe als weill providit to muster afore him as giff the same musteris were tane be the said Baillie."

The King, understanding this representation to be true, hereby, with advice of his Council, "dispenssis with the saidis supplicantis anent the not geving of thair musteris upoun the said secund day of Februair nixt; as alsua exemis thame, thair haill kin, freindis, men, tennentis, servandis and dependaris, duelland within the bondis of the sherefdome of Air, and baillieries of Kyle, Carrik and Cunynghame, fra geving of musteris at ony tyhem heireftir afoir lthe said Johnne Wallace during the tyme of the continuance of the said grudge and mislykeing; declairing, be thir presentis, that the musteris be to tane be the said Hew Campbell upoun the twentie day of Februair nixt, appointit be his Majestie and the saidis Lordis to that effect, salbe als sufficient as giff the same wer tane be the said Johnne Wallace or ony uthiris to quhais charge that mater propirlie appertenis."

N.B.: Notice that almost all of the Sheriff's friends are from the parish of Galston: Cesnok, Bar, Haning, Sornebeg, Galstoun, Greneholme, Bankheid, Auchinringlen--these are the ones I can identify as living in Galston Parish, without looking them up!.--W.F.

CAMPBELL of Cesnok

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2005 8:53PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Campbell, M'Mouran, Cunningham, Ker
His Majesty's Stationery Office. "Indexes".

Volume 23 (1599 - 1609), REGISTER OF SASINES FOR COUNTY AYR. (N.B.: These dates refer to the date on which the sasine was recorded - NOT - the date on which the sasine was granted. I have included all of the information given by this book of indexes.--W.F.)
June 5, 1606.-- Agnes Cunynghame, spouse of George Campbell of Cesnok.
June 5, 1606.--George Cunynghame of Cenok.

Volume 29 (1617 - 1634) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
March 30, 1622.--Ann Ker, spouse of George Campbell of Cesnok
January 25, 1634.--Elizabeth Campbell, spouse of Hew Campbell of Cesnok
1618 - 1633.--George Campbell of Cesnok
1624 - 1634.--Hew Campbell of Cesnok

Volume 31 (1635 - 1660) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
September 26, 1644.--Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of George Campbell, Master of Loudon, and spouse of Sir Hew Campbell of Cesnok.
1635 - 1639.--George Campbell of Cesnok
December 31, 1643.--George Campbell, son of Hugh Campbell of Cesnok
1642 - 1659.--Sir Hugh Campbell of Cesnock.

The following notes are taken from Paterson's history of Ayrshsire, "Kyle", Galston parish, page 515:
1.-- The Campbell's of Cesnok were probably descendants of a second son of George Campbell of Loudoun.
2.--There is a Crown charter dated 6th February 1597 in favour of George Campbell of Cesnock, and Agnes Cuninghame, his spouse, a lady of the Caprington family. He died in 1624.
3.--At his death, Anna Kerr was his wife; he left Hugh, George and Margaret Campbell as his "bairns".
4.--Hew Campbell was named heir of his father on May 27, 1630; he married Lady Elizabeth, second daughter and co-heiress of George, Master of Loudoun. A son George was baptized on March 17, 1639. Hew Campbell died on September 20, 1686.
5. Sir George Campbell of Cesnock was served heir to his father on the 5th March 1691. He married Mrs. Anna M'Mouran and had three daughters: Mary(eldest daughter; married William Gordon and died without issue), Christian (youngest daughter; married Dr. Francis Pringle) and Margaret who married Alexander Hume, who took the name of Campbell.

LOCKHART of Bar

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jul 2005 9:34PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Lockhart, Campbell, Jamesoun, Cunningham

His Majesty's Stationery Office. "Indexes".

Volume 23 (1599 - 1609), REGISTER OF SASINES FOR COUNTY AYR. (N.B.: These dates refer to the date on which the sasine was recorded - NOT - the date on which the sasine was granted. I have inluded all of the information given by this book of indexes.--W.F.)
1602 - 1609.--George Lockhart of Bar
July 15, 1606.--John Lockhart of Bar
1602 - 1608.--Marion Campbell, spouse of George Lockhart of Bar.

Volume 29 (1617 - 1634) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
January 10, 1619.--Barbara Jamesoun, spouse of John Lockhart of Bar.
September 6, 1624.--George Lockhart, son of Archibald Lockhart, son of John Lockhart of Bar.
October 10, 1624.--Janet Lockhart, daughter of John Lockhart of Bar, and spouse of John Cunyngham, younger, of Dalkeith, son of William Cunyngham of Dankeith.
1618 - 1634.--John Lockhart of Bar
March 3, 1626.--Margaret Lockhart, daughter of George Lockhart, son of John Lockhart of Bar.

Volume 31 (1635 - 1660) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
1639 - 1647.--Barbara Jamisoun, spouse of John Lockhart of Bar
1635 - 1659.--John Lockhart of Bar

The following notes are taken from Paterson's history of Ayrshire, "Kyle", parish of Galston, page 511:
1.--John Lockhart died April 16, 1614; Marion Cunyngham (died January 1623) was his spouse and John, Margaret and Jonet Lockhart his "bairns"; his heir, John, is underage (he died April 1624); Hew Lockhart is his brother germane.
2.--John Lockhart of Bar and his lady, Barbara Jamieson, are named in the town records of Ayr in 1672, but the 1686 the lands of Cesnock, Galstoun, Bar, etc. belonged to Sir Hugh and George Campbell.


SCHAW of Sornebeg

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2005 6:59PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Schaw, Mitchell, Ramsay, Ross, Wallace, Boswell

His Majesty's Stationery Office. "Indexes".

Volume 23 (1599 - 1609), REGISTER OF SASINES FOR COUNTY AYR. (N.B.: These dates refer to the date on which the sasine was recorded - NOT - the date on which the sasine was granted. I have included all of the information given by this book of indexes.--W.F.)
Dec. 21, 1607.--Agnes Shaw, daughter of Andrew Shaw of Sornebeg, and spouse of William Michell in Foularhill.

Volume 29 (1617 - 1634) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
Sept. 31, 1633.--Barbara Ramsay, spouse of Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg
1625 -1633.--John Shaw of Sornebeg
1626 -1633.--Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg

Volume 31 (1635 - 1660) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
July 1, 1646.--Barbara Ramsay, spouse of Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg
July 1, 1646.--James, son of Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg
1643 - 1658.--John Shaw of Sornebeg
1646.--Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg, father of John Shaw
1638 - 1646.--Patrick Shaw of Sornebeg

The following notes are taken from Paterson's history of Ayrshire, "Kyle", Galston parish, page 531:
1. The first of the Schaw's of Sornbeg was Andrew Schaw who was infeft in the lands of Sornbeg on 21st May, 1447.
2. Andrew Schaw, great great grandson of Andrew Schaw, was served heir to his grandfather William Schaw in 1547.
3. Andrew Schaw married Helene ROSS (daughter of George Ross of Hayning.--W.F.); she died in 1551 and directed that she be buried in the church of Galston; her spouse and her three sons, John, Robert and William Schaw were her executors; she was owed 253 pounds by Hugh Wallace of Carnell because of the marritage between her son John and his daughter Helen Wallace, who were married 28 April 1550. William Schaw, uncle of said John Schaw, was a witness to this marriage agreement.
4. John Schaw (died 1623), grandson of Andrew Schaw and Helen Ross, became the heir in 1592. (N.B.: Andrew must have lived until a very old age, if he outlived the son who was the father of his heir in 1592.--W.F.)
5. Patrick Schaw succeeded his father, John, who died in 1623.
6. Patrich Schaw was succeeded by his son John Schaw who in 1651 married Isabel, daughter of David Boswell of Auchinleck.



STEWART of Galston

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2005 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Stewart, Ross, Keith, Hamilton, Boyle
His Majesty's Stationery Office. SCOTLAND. "Indexes".

Volume 23 (1599 - 1609), REGISTER OF SASINES FOR COUNTY AYR. (N. B.: These dates refer to the date on which the sasine was recorded - NOT - the date on which the sasine was granted. I have included all of the information given by this book of indexes.--W.F.)
March 3, 1600.--Elizabeth Stewart, spouse of Thomas Stewart of Galston.
March 28, 1605.--Thomas Stewart of Galston.
March 28, 1605.--William Stewart of Galston.

Volume 29 (1617 - 1634) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
November 7, 1621.--Jean Ross, spouse of Thomas Stewart of Galston.
1618 - 1634.--ThomasStewart of Galston.
August 14, 1621.--William Stewart of Galston.
April 1, 1626.--William Stewart, son of Thomas Stewart of Galston.

Volume 31 (1635 - 1660) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
December 29, 1635.--Agnes Hamilton, spouse of Thomas Stewart of Galston.
May 14, 1650.--Ludovick Stewart of Galston
1635 - 1649.--Thomas Stewart of Galston.

The following notes are taken from Paterson's history of Ayrshire, "Kyle", Galston parish, page 523:

1. Keith of Galston was killed at the siege of Stirling in 1336.
2. Keith of Glaston left a daughter, Johanna Keith who married (1) a Hamilton, and (2) a Stewart, and had issue by both husbands.
3. To her son, Andrew de Hamilton, she left the lands of Tholock, Uvermomunde, Langsyde, Bryntwod, Sorne, Kirktoun, and Dundivane......The next possessors of Galston were the Stewarts. (N.B.: Something is missing, or, those seven lands were collectively called "Galston"......As for "Hamilton", it now seems likely that Mariota Hamilton who married John ROSS of Hanyng about 1550, was a descendent of this Andrew de Hamilton.--W.F)
4.--Thomas Stewart of Galston, in 1603, was the heir of his father William Stewart. Jeane ROSS, wife of Thomas Stewart, died in 1632 and named their children as Margaret and Barbara Stewart (the latter being baptized on July 30, 1626.)
5.--When Dame Mareoun Boill died in 1636, she named Jeane ROSS, her daughter, and son-in-law Thomas Stewart.
6. Thomas Stewart of Galston was succeeded by his son Lodowick Stewart of Galston, died May 1650. He named his uncle George ROSS of Brownhill, brother of his mother, as his heir of the Galston land. (George ROSS of Brownhill was a brother of Matthew ROSS of Hanyng.--W.F.)
7. George ROSS of Galston formerly of Brownhill, died in 1655, leaving an illegitimate son Alexander ROSS as well as his heirs George and Mungo ROSS.

N.B.: Thanks to the inheritance from his nephew Lodovick Stewart which made investment in Irish land possible, these two George Ross's of Galston (father and son) were the George ROSS's of Ards Peninsula in County Down, Ireland, where the records show descendants held land, etc., until after 1800. However, Scottish records refer to both father and son as "George Ross of Galston", at least up to 1707, which is the date of the last record which I have so far discovered. As of now, I am thinking this (which would be the senior branch) ROSS of HANYNG to be the ancestors of my ROSS family of Walnut township, Fremont county, Iowa. This dual residency between County Ayr and County Down could easily be the reason why my ROSS family of Iowa (who emigrated about 1825) do not appear to have been very Irish in their traditions and feelings. (The songs my Ross's sang around 1900 are not considered to be very "Irish"--in fact, they were called 'cheap imitations'.) --W.F.


NISBET of Greenholme

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2005 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nisbit, Campbell, M'Meth, Farquhar, Mitchell, Kennedy, Hogg, Rinton, Williams
His Majesty's Stationery Office. SCOTLAND. "Indexes".

Volume 23 (1599 - 1609), REGISTER OF SASINES FOR COUNTY AYR. (N.B.: These dates refer to the date on which the sasine was recorded - NOT - the date on which the sasine was granted. I have included all of the information given by this book of indexes.--W.F.)
1603 - 1608.-- Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme
1607.--Margaret Nisbit, daughter of Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme and spouse of Hugh Campbell of Auchruglen

Volume 29 (1617 - 1634) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
1619 - 1634.--Alexander Nisbit of Greineholme
1619.--Alexander, son of Alexander Nisbit of Greineholme
1620.--Isobel M'Meth, spouse of Alexander Nisbit of Greineholme
1619 - 1634.--James Nesbit of Greinholme
1623.--James, son of Alexander Nisbit of Greanholme
1619.--Janet Farquhar, spouse of James Nesbit of Greinholme
1626.--Marion Nisbet, daughter of Alexander Nisbet in Greineholme, and spouse of Andrew Mitchell, son of John Mitchell, of Dalgane.
1619.--William, son of Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme.

Volume 31 (1635 - 1660) of these Indexes of Ayr sasines:
1636.--Agnes, daughter of Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme
1637 - 1642.--Alexander Nisbit, of Greinholme
1636.--Isobel, daughter of Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme
1636.--Isobel M'Meth, relict of Alexander Nisbit of Greinholme
1636 - 1657.--James Nisbit of Greinholme
1636 - 1657.--James Nisbit, younger, of Greinholme
1636.--James, son of James Nisbit of Greinholme
1636.--Janet, daughter of James Nisbit of Greinholme, and spouse of George Nisbit, son of Hew Nisbit of Nevoklaw
1646.--Marie Kennedy, spouse of James Nisbit of Greinholme

The following notes are taken from Paterson's history of Ayrshire, "Kyle", Galston parish, page 504:

The monument of the Nisbets in Galston Church bears this record:--"Sacred to the memories of Archd. Nisbet of Greenholm, Esq.; descended of Nisbet of that Ilk, eminent in King David the First's reign, 1126, eldest son of Robert and Barbara Nisbet, who left issue six sons and four daughters;, Born 6th Oct., 1689; married Elizabeth Hogg, 6th August, 1727; died 25 Sept., 1764; aged 75 years. Had issue five sons and seven daughters by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Hogg of Harcarse, who died 23d Aug., 1756, aged 46 years. Also Ann, their daughter, born 1 Nov., 1732, died 20 Aug., 1749, aged 16 years."

"Sacred also to the memories of David Nisbet, M.D.; youngest son of Robert and Barbara Nisbet; born 10th July 1703; married 2 Sept. 1736, the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Rinton; died 29th March, 1773, aged 70 years, leaving no issue. Also David, fourth son of Archd. and Elizabeth Nisbet; born 18 Janry., 1742; married Sophia Williams, 8 May 1773. This monument is erected by their fourth son, David.--'Data sint ipsis quoque fata sepulchris.' "

Re: ALEXANDER NISBET of Greneholme - "a meane gentleman"

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2005 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Nisbet, Broun
REGISTER OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND. Volume VI (1599 - 1604), page 250. "Suspension of horning against Alexander Nisbet for not finding letters of lawburrows to David Brown and others under a certain pain."-- Action by Alexander Nisbet of Greneholme against David Broun in Newmylnis, James and David Brounis, his sons, Johne Broun in Greneholm, and Thomas Broun, younger, burgess of Glasgu:-- He is charged by the said persons to find caution for their indemnity in 2000 merks, under pain of horning. Now, the said pain is far above the sum appointed by Act of Parliament, and the complainer, being but a "meane gentleman," cannot find caution under so great a sum. For obedience, however, he has found caution in 1000 merks; and he prays that the letter of horning against him be suspended.--The pursuer appearing, but not the defender, the order is to suspend the said letters.

SAME. Page 681, dated April 9, 1601.--Mr. Nicoll Broun and James Broun, younger, merchants, burgesses of Edinburgh, for David Broun in Newmylnis, James and David Brounis, his sons, Johnne Broun in Greneholme, and Thomas Broun, younger, burgess of Glasgow, not to harm Alexander Nisbet of Greneholme, under the pains contained in the King's letters.

ALEXANDER NISBET of Greenhome (alias "of Tilloch"?)

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2005 7:50PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nisbet, Campbell, Crawford, McDowell, Scot, Hall, Smyth, Nicoll
REGISTER OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND. Volume VIII (1607 - 1610), page 691. Dated March 13, 1609.--Hew Campbell of Auchinruglane and Alexander Nesbit of Tilloch, for Alexander Neisbit of Bredlie, and James Nesbit, his son, 200 pounds each, not to reset David Campbell of Skeldoun, or Robert Campbell in Potterstoun, rebels, conform to the charge at the instance of Jeane Crawfurd, Lady Crawfurd, and Johnne McDowell, now her spouse. The band, registered by Laurence Scot, advocate, and written by Mathew Campbell, doctor, is subscribed at the Newmylnes in Lowdoun, 13 March, before Chairlis Hall in Newmylnes, George Campbell, notary, William Campbell, George Smyth, and Thomas Nicoll.

Alexander Nesbit is granted sasine to Greneholme in 1578

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2005 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nesbit, Nisbet
EXCHEQUER ROLLS OF SCOTLAND. Volume 20 (1568 - 1579), page 537, dated December 5, 1578.--N.B.: This is in Latin - BUT - I believe it says that Alexander Nesbit is being granted the sasine of Greneholme in Kyle Stewart, County Ayr; and that he is the son of Margaret Nesbit who is deceased; and that Margaret Nesbit was the spouse of John Nesbit, who has a liferent reserved to him. I can't see anything that says the said John was Alexander's father!?.......Be sure to check this out for yourself.--W.F.

Re: NISBET of Greenholme

Walter Farwell (View posts)
Posted: 1 Aug 2005 9:27PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nisbet
His Majesty's Stationery Office. INDEXES. Volume 3 (1701 - 1720), "General Register of Sasines".--This volume is only an index, and I have included all the information which is given:

James Nisbet of Greenholme; date of recording of the sasine: January 8, 1703.
Juliane Nisbet, relict of Robert Farquhar of Gilmillscroft, and daughter of James Nisbet of Greenholme; date of recording of the sasine: January 8, 1703.
Robert Nisbet of Greenholme; date of recording of the sasine: October 6, 1701.
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