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B UHfAL Alsi
IN THE ABBEY F DR V BURGH : Vhh HA " B ^0 N3 .
SIR WALTER SCOTT, Bart.
WITH A REPRINT OF HIS
MEMOKIALS OF THE HALIBUETONS
Eev. CHAELES EOGEES, LL.D.
HISTOEIOGBAPHEB TO THE ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FELLOW OF THE SOCIETY
OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND, MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF
QUEBEC, MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA,
AND CORRESPONDING MEMBEE OF THE HISTORICAL AND
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF NEW ENGLAND
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Sik Waltee Scott was ambitious of establishing a family
which might perpetuate his name, in connection with that
interesting spot on the banks of the Tweed which he had
reclaimed and adorned. To be " founder of a distinct branch
of the House of Scott," was, according to Mr Lockhart, " his
first and last worldly ambition." " He desired," continues
his biographer, " to plant a lasting root, and dreamt not of
present fame, but of long distant generations rejoicing in
the name of Scott of Abbotsford. By this idea, all his
reveries, all his aspirations* all his plans and efforts, were
shadowed and controlled. The great object and end only rose
into clearer daylight, and swelled into more substantial
dimensions, as public applause strengthened his confidence in
his own powers and faculties ; and when he had reached the
summit of universal and unrivalled honour, he clung to his
first love with the faith of a Paladin."
More clearly to appreciate why Sir Walter Scott was so
powerfully influenced by the desire of founding a family, it
is necessary to be acquainted with his relations to those
who preceded him. Seldom has man of letters possessed
a pedigree so dignified and honourable. On all sides, his
progenitors were of the better class, and scions of houses
territorially pre-eminent. Of his immediate ancestors some
had occupied less conspicuous spheres, but all maintained
gentle rank. Dwelling on the memory of his sires, and
conceiving through the medium of a powerful fancy the
importance of territorial rank, it was not unnatural that he
should anticipate for his descendants a portion of that baronial
splendour which, in relation to his predecessors, he had
depicted so graphically.
It may not be asserted that in his aspirations the Author
of "Waverley" has failed. By forming alliances with the
ancient and honourable families of Lockhart, Hope, and Max-
well, and other distinguished septs, his descendants have
increased their hereditary greatness. And amidst several
changes in the succession the name of Scott of Abbotsford
has been preserved, as it will doubtless continue to be, so
long as the works of the founder are read, which will
probably be as long as the English language is understood.
Sir "Walter Scott especially rejoiced in being the repre-
sentative of the House of Haliburton of Newmains. With
the great sept of Scott he was connected through a younger
branch; but in right of his mother, he was heir of the
Haliburtons, and though their lands were sold, their place
of sepulture in Dryburgh Abbey remained as at least one
spot which he could claim as an inheritance. To his grand-
uncle, the last owner of the lands of Newmains and Dryburgh,
he was served heir by a jury, so that his representation of
the family might be made legally secure.
The "Memorials of the Haliburtons," a portion of the
present volume, appeared under Sir Walter's editorship, in
1820, from the press of James Ballantyne & Co., in a thin
quarto of sixty-seven pages. The impression, restricted to
thirty copies, was intended for private circulation. In 1824,
when Sir Walter began more systematically to inquire into
the history of his ancestors, he printed thirty additional copies,
accompanied by a preliminary notice, dated November of that
year. Only a single copy of the second impression has been
found ; it was presented by Sir Walter to Mr David Laing,
the eminent antiquary, on account of his former copy having
lacked a title-page. Both impressions of the "Memorials"
were accompanied by an engraving of the Haliburton aisle at
Dryburgh, from a sketch by Mr Skene of Bubislaw. That
engraving has been reproduced as a frontispiece to the
present volume. It represents the tombstone of John Hali-
burton, Baron of Mertoun, who died in 1640. The aisle now
contains the monumental sarcophagus of the greatest of the
race, not a Haliburton, but a Scott — the immortal Author of
In preparing these genealogical memoirs, I have to express
my special obligations to Lord Henry Kerr ; to Mrs Maxwell
Scott of Abbotsford, great-granddaughter of the illustrious
novelist ; to Miss Anne Butherford Scott, his niece ; and to
Bobert Scott, Esq. of Eaeburn, his near kinsman. For many
particulars respecting the novelist's maternal ancestors, I
have been indebted to Daniel Eutherford Haldane, Esq., M.D.,
Edinburgh ; the Eev. William Keith, vicar of Burham ; the
Eev. James Eussell, minister of Yarrow ; and to an accom-
plished gentlewoman, whom I am not privileged to name.
To William John O'Donnavan, Esq., LL.D., the eminent
genealogist, I owe many important particulars respecting the
families of Haliburton and Eutherford. On the whole, I am
satisfied that the reader has no cause to be disappointed
respecting either the copiousness or accuracy of my details.
Forest Hill, Surrey,
Genealogical Memoirs op the Family of Sie Walter Soott, Bart., xi
Memorials of the Haliburtons, . . .... 1
Preliminary Notice 3
Declaration of the Persons within named, anent Muir-
houselaw's Death, 7
The Coat-Armours of all the Families of the Name of
A Short History of the Haliburtons in Driburgh, . 25
Families of the Name of Haliburton, . . . .63
Index, .... 71
In the tenth century a branch of the Scots, a Galwegian
clan, settled in the county of Peebles. Uchtredus, filius
Scoti, witnessed an inquisition respecting the possessions
of the church of Glasgow, in the reign of Alexander I. He
witnessed, in 1128, the foundation charter by David I. of the
Abbey of Holyrood, and that of the Abbey of Selkirk in
1130. But the early pedigree of the House of Scott may be
stated succinctly in the words of Sir Walter Scott. From a
genealogical MS. in Sir Walter's handwriting, preserved by
Lord Polwarth, we quote the following :
" I. Uchtred Fitz-Scott, or Filius Scott, who flourished at
the court of King David I., and was witness to two charters
granted by him to the Abbeys of Holyroodhouse and Sel-
kirk, dated in the years 1128 and 1130. It is, however,
believed that from the days of Kenneth III. the barony of
Scotstoun, in Peeblesshire, had been possessed by the ances-
tors of this Uchtred, who, being descended from Galwegian
forefathers, were called Scots, Galloway being inhabited by
the clan to whom that name properly belonged.
"II. Eichard Scott, son of Uchtred, witnessed a charter
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granted by the Bishop of St Andrews to the Abbey of Holy-
roodhouse about the year 1158.
" III. Eichard Scott, son of Eichard, who married Alicia,
daughter of Henry de Molla, with whom he received lands in
Eoxburghshire, in the reign of Alexander the Second.
" IV. William Scott, son of Eichard, attended the court of
Alexander the Second, and witnessed several of his charters.
"V. Sir Eichard Scott, son of William, married the
daughter and heiress of Murthockstone of that ilk, in the
county of Lanark, by which marriage he acquired the pro-
perty of Murthockstone, now called Murdieston. He then
assumed into his arms ' the bend of Murdiestoun,' and dis-
posed thereon his own paternal crescents and star.* He
swore fealty to Edward I. in 1296, and died in 1320.
"VI. Sir Michael Scott of Murthockstone, son of Sir
Eichard and the heiress of Murthockstone, was a gallant
warrior, who distinguished himself at the battle of Halidon
Hill, 19th July 1333. He was one of the few who escaped
the carnage of that disastrous day ; but he was slain in the
unfortunate battle of Durham, thirteen years after."
According to Sir Walter Scott, Sir Michael Scott of Mur-
thockstone had two sons, the elder of whom carried on the
family. John, the younger son, was ancestor of the Scotts of
Harden. Eobert Scott, elder son of Sir Michael Scott, died
before the 7th December 1389 ; his grandson, Eobert Scott,
obtained, in 1420, the half-lands of Branxholm, and died in
1426. From James II. Sir Walter, the elder son of Eobert
Scott, received extensive lands in acknowledgment of his
* "An aged knight to danger steeled,
With many a moss-trooper, came on ;
And azure in a golden field,
The stars and crescent graced Ms shield
Without the bend of Murdieston. "
— Lay of tlie Last Minstrel.
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services in suppressing the rebellion of the Douglases in
1455. His elder son, Sir David Scott of Branxholm, sat in
the Parliament of 1487, as " dominus de Buccleugh;" he died
in March 1492. He enlarged and fortified Branxholm Castle,
which Sir Walter Scott has portrayed so vividly in the " Lay
of the Last Minstrel."
In his estates, Sir David Scott of Branxholm was, in 1492,
succeeded by his grandson, Sir Walter, who was present at
the battle of Flodden, and died in 1516, leaving two sons, of
whom Sir Walter, the elder, succeeded to the family estates.
Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm and Buccleuch was warden of
the west marches ; he attained celebrity for a daring though
abortive attempt to rescue James V. from the control of the
Earl of Angus and the House of Douglas, and which is cele-
brated in the " Lay of the Last Minstrel." He fought at the
battle of Pinkie in 1547. In October 1552 he was slain in an
encounter with Sir Walter Ker of Cessford and his followers,
in the High Street of Edinburgh. His widow, Janet Bethune,
daughter of the laird of Creich, a woman of undaunted spirit,
riding at the head of his clan, sought to avenge his death.
Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm and Buccleuch was, in
1553, succeeded by his grandson, who bore the same Christian
name. In 1567 he joined the association in favour of James
VI. X but afterwards supported Queen Mary. His castle of
Branxholm was destroyed by order of Queen Elizabeth, in
reprisal of depredations which he had committed on the
English border. He died in April 1574. His son and heir,
Walter Scott of Branxholm, was in 1590 knighted by James
VI., and was appointed warden of the west marches. He
carried on a predatory warfare against the English, and
obtained renown for the daring exploit of rescuing Kinmont
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Will, one of his dependants, from Carlisle Castle, in April
1596. The adventure has been celebrated in the ballad of
"Kinmont Willie," in the "Minstrelsy of the Scottish
Border." When peace was concluded between the kingdoms,
Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm became a hostage in England.
According to a family tradition, he was brought before Queen
Elizabeth, who at first upbraided him, but afterwards compli-
mented him on his valour. He afterwards fought bravely
under Maurice, Prince of Orange, and on account of his
military services, was, on the 16th March, created Lord Scott
of Buccleuch. He died in 1611. His only son Walter was,
on the 16th March 1619, advanced to the earldom of Buc-
cleuch; he commanded a regiment against the Spaniards
under the States of Holland, and died in 1633. Francis, his
only son, second Earl of Buccleuch, obtained the Dalkeith
estates. A zealous royalist, he was fined by Cromwell
£15,000 sterling ; he died in 1651, in his twenty-fifth year.
Of his two daughters, Mary and Anne, the elder married
Walter Scott, of the House of Harden, who was created
Earl of Tarras; she died in 1662, without issue.
Anne, Countess of Buccleuch, second daughter of the
second earl, was in her twelfth year married, in 1663, to the
Duke of Monmouth, when they were created Duke and
Duchess of Buccleuch. The duke's honours were forfeited
on his execution in July 1673, but those of the Duchess were
unaffected by the attainder. She married, secondly, Charles,
Lord Cornwallis. As Monmouth's widow she claimed royal
rank, and, sitting under a canopy, was served by pages on
their knees; and while exercising a splendid hospitality,
insisted that her guests should stand in her presence. She
died in February 1732. . In her title and estates she was
THE FAMILY OF SIE WALTER SCOTT, BART. XV
succeeded by her grandson, Francis, second Duke of Buc-
cleuch. When Prince Charles Edward approached Edinburgh
in 1745, the duke sent his tenantry to aid in defending the
city. He died in April 1751.
Henry, third Duke of Buccleuch, born in 1746, succeeded
his grandfather, the second duke. He devoted himself to
agricultural concerns, but will be chiefly remembered as a
patron of Sir Walter Scott. To his influence the poet was
indebted for the office of Sheriff of Selkirkshire, and his
principal clerkship in the Court of Session. On the death of
the Duke of Queensberry without issue, in December 1810,
he succeeded to that dukedom, and to large estates in Dum-
friesshire. He died in January 1811. His eldest son,
Charles William Henry, succeeded as fourth Duke of Buc-
cleuch. He was an attached friend of Sir Walter Scott, whom
he helped in his pecuniary difficulties ; he also bestowed on
the poet James Hogg the farm of Altrive in Yarrow, without
rent. He died on the 20th April 1819.
Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, fifth Duke of
Buccleuch, and seventh Duke of Queensberry, was born on
the 25th November 1806. He married, 13th August 1829,
Lady Charlotte Thynne, youngest daughter of the second
Marquis of Bath, by whom he has four sons and three
daughters. William Henry Walter, Earl of Dalkeith, the
eldest son, born 9th September 1831, married, 22d November
1859, Louisa, third daughter of the Marquis of Abercorn,
with issue ; he is M.P. for Midlothian.
John, younger son of Sir Michael Scott of Murthockstone,
who fell at the battle of Durham on the 16th October 1346,
was ancestor of the Scotts of Harden. A lineal descendant
in the fourth generation, was William Scott, who, in 1535,
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obtained the estate of Harden, Koxburghshire, from his
brother, Walter Scott of Synton, in the same county; he
died in 1563. The son of this person was Walter Scott,
celebrated in Border ballad as " Auld Wat of Harden." A
renowned freebooter, he concealed his spoil in a deep glen,
on the margin of which stood his castle of Harden. Its
locality and the prowess of its owner are, by the poet Ley-
den, in his " Scenes of Infancy," described thus :
" Where Bortha hoarse, that loads the meads with sand,
Eolls her red tide to Teviot's western strand,
Through slaty hills, whose sides are shagged with thorn,
Where springs, in shattered tufts, the dark-green corn,
Towers wood-girt Harden, far above the vale,
And clouds of ravens o'er the turrets sail.
A hardy race, who never shrunk from war ;
The Scott, to rival realms a mighty bar,
Here fixed his mountain home, a wide domain,
And rich the soil, had purple heath been grain :
But what the niggard ground of wealth denied,
From fields more blessed his fearless arm supplied.''
When the last bullock was cooked, a clean pair of spurs,
placed before him in a dish, was a signal to Wat of Harden
by his wife, that his troopers should proceed on another
foray to English pastures.
The first wife of Wat of Harden was Mary Scott, who
in Border song is celebrated as the "Flower of Yarrow."
She was daughter of Philip Scott of Dryhope, in Yarrow,
and the ruins of whose tower may still be seen near the
lower extremity of St Mary's Lake. In his daughter's
marriage-contract, he became bound to supply her husband
in meat, for man and horse, at Dryhope Tower, for a
year and a day, while five barons pledged their bond that
at the expiry of that period Harden would remove. To
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XV11
his father-in-law, Harden promised the profits of the first
Michaelmas moon. By the " Flower of Yarrow " he had four
sons and six daughters ; he married, secondly, a daughter of
Edgar of Wedderlie, by whom he had two sons and a
daughter; he died about the year 1629, at an advanced age.
To the gratitude of an English captive, a beautiful child,
whom she rescued from her husband's moss-troopers, the
" Plower of Yarrow " owes her celebrity. Under her protec-
tion the youth grew up, and he composed, it is believed, the
best songs of the Border. His skill and worth are celebrated
by Leyden in these lines :
" His are the strains whose wandering echoes thrill
The shepherd lingering on the twilight hill,
When evening brings the merry folding hours,
And sun-eyed daisies close their winking flowers.
He loved o'er Yarrow's Flower to shed the tear,
To strew the holly leaves o'er Harden's bier ;
But none was found above the minstrel's tomb,
Emblems of peace, to bid the daisy bloom ;
He, nameless as the race from which he sprung,
Saved other names and left his own unsung."
Sir William Scott of Harden, eldest son of " Auld Wat of
Harden," was knighted by James VI. in his father's lifetime ;
he obtained charters to various lands in the south-eastern coun-
ties, and in 1647 was appointed Sheriff of Selkirkshire. For
his attachment to the royal family he was, in 1654, fined by
Cromwell in the sum of £3000 sterling. He died in 1655 at an
advanced age. His marriage with Agnes Murray, daughter of
Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, treasurer-depute of Scotland, was
arranged in a singular fashion. In his youth having attempted
a foray on Sir Gideon's lands of Elibank, he was overpowered
by that baron's retainers, and carried a prisoner to his castle.
The story is continued in the words of Sir Walter Scott:
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"The Lady Murray (agreeably to the custom of all ladies
in ancient tales) was seated on the battlements, and descried
the return of her husband with his prisoner. She immedi-
ately inquired what he meant to do with the young knight of
Harden. 'Hang the robber, assuredly,' was the answer of
Sir Gideon. 'What!' answered the lady, 'hang the hand-
some young knight of Harden, when I have three ill-favoured
daughters unmarried? No, no, Sir Gideon; we'll force him to
marry our Meg.' Now tradition says that Meg Murray was
the ugliest woman in the four counties, and that she was
called, in the homely dialect of the time, ' Meikle-mouthed
Meg.' Sir Gideon, like a good husband and tender father,
entered into his wife's sentiments, and proffered to Sir
William the alternative of becoming his son-in-law, or
decorating with his carcase the kindly gallows of Elibank.
The lady was so very ugly, that Sir William, the handsomest
man of his time, positively refused the honour of her hand.
Three days were allowed him to make up his mind, and it
was not until he found an end of the rope made fast to his
neck, and the other knotted to a sturdy oak bough, that his
resolution gave way, and he preferred an ugly wife to the
literal noose. It is said they were afterwards a very happy
couple." Eeferring to Sir Walter Scott's relation of the story,
Mr Lockhart remarks that the descendants of Meg of Eli-
bank " inherited something of her characteristic feature," and
that " the poet himself was no exception to the rule."
, By his wife Agnes Murray, Sir William Scott of Harden
had five sons. William, the eldest son, was knighted by
Charles II. immediately after the Eestoration. His son, Sir
William Scott of Harden, was a zealous Presbyterian. Hav-
ing joined the Earl of Argyle, he was, by order of the Privy
THE FAMILY OP SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XIX
Council, confined in the prison of Edinburgh ; while on the
15th November 1683, he was subjected to a penalty of £1500
sterling, on account of his wife having withdrawn from the
parish church. The penalty was in reward of service be-
stowed by Charles II. on Sir George Mackenzie, the cele-
brated King's Advocate * Sir William Scott died in 1707,
and was succeeded by his only brother, Eobert Scott of
Iliston. Eobert Scott died without issue in 1710, when the
estate devolved on the nearest heir-male, Walter Scott,
descended from Sir Gideon Scott of Highchester, second
son of the first Sir William of Harden, and grandson of
"Auld Wat." Sir Gideon, who was Sheriff of Eoxburghshire,
married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Hamilton of
Preston, by whom he had two sons. Walter, the elder son,
married, in his fourteenth year, Mary, Countess of Buccleuch,
a child of eleven years ; he was consequently created Earl
of Tarras, but for life only. The countess died two years
after her marriage; the earl succeeded to Harden in 1672,
and died in 1693. Having joined the Duke of Monmouth,
he was attainted and condemned for high treason, but his
life was spared, and his honours and lands were restored
to him. By his second wife, Helen, daughter of Thomas
Hepburne of Humbie, he had three sons. His grandson,
Walter Scott, M.P. for Eoxburghshire from 1747 to 1765,
married Lady Diana Hume Campbell, daughter of the third
Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth. The only son
of this marriage, Hugh Scott of Harden, succeeded, in 1835,
in establishing his right to the title of Lord Polwarth. His
elder son, Walter Hugh Scott, succeeded him in 1867 as
* Crookshank's History of the Church of Scotland, vol. ii., pp. 222, 225,
XX GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
fifth Baron Polwarth. His lordship is chief of the clan
The third son of Sir William Scott of Harden, by his wife,
Agnes Murray, was Walter Scott of Eaeburn. A Biblical
student, he read the Old Testament Scriptures in the original
tongue. He and his wife Isobel, a daughter of William Mak-
dougal of Makerstoun, embraced the doctrines of the Quakers,
and were consequently, at the instance of their relatives, sub-
jected to severe and bitter persecution. A petition was, in
June 1665, presented to the Privy Council by Sir William
Scott of Harden, praying that his brother of Baeburn's three
children might be removed from his keeping, on account of
his obnoxious opinions. The petition, which was approved
by the laird of Makerstoun, Baeburn's brother-in-law, was
entertained by the Lords of the Privy Council, who enjoined
the removal of the children ; they subsequently incarcerated
Eaeburn, first in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, and afterwards in
the prison of Jedburgh. From Mr Scott of Eaeburn we are
favoured with the following excerpts from the Privy Council
minutes, relative to this affair :
"Apud Edin., vigesinw Junii, 1665.
"The Lords of His Maj. Privey Council having received
injounction that Walter Scott of Eaeburn and Isobel Mak-
dougal, his wife, being infected with the errors of quakerism,
doe endeavour to breid and traine up William Scott, Walter
Scott, and Christian Scott, their children, in the same profes-
sion, do y r for give order and command to Sir W m . Scott
of Harden, the said Baeburn's brother, to seperate and take
away the said children from the custody and society of the
said parents, and to cause educate and bring them up in his
owne house, or any other convenient place, and ordaine
letters to be direct at the said Sir William's instance against
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXI
Eaeburn for a maintainance to the said children, and that
the said Sir William give an account of his diligence with all
"Edin., 5th July 1666.
" Anent a petition presented be Sir W m . Scott of Harden
for himself, and in name and behalf of the three children of
Walter Scott of Eaeburn, his brother, showing that the Lords
of Councill, by an act of the 22d day of June 1665, did grant
power and warrand to the Petitioner to seperate and take
away Eaeburn's children from his family and education, and
to breid them in some convenient place where they may be
free from all infection, in their younger years, from the prin-
cipills of quakerism; and for the maintainance of the said
children did ordaine letters to be direct against Eaeburn, and
seeing the Petitioner in obedience to the said order did take
away the said children, being two sounes and a daughter, and
after some paines taken upon them in his own family, he sent
them to the city of Glasgow to be breid at schools, and there
to be principled with the knowledge of the true religion ; and
that it is necessary the Councill determine what shall be the
maintainance for which Eaeburn's three children may be
charged; as likewise, that Eaeburn himself, being now a
prisoner in the Tolbooth of Edin., where he daily converses
with all the quakers who are prisoners there, and others who
daily resort to them, whereby he is hardened in his pernitious
opinions and principills without all hope of recovery, unless
he be seperate from such pernitious company, humbly,
therefore, desiring that the Councill might determine upon
the soume of money to be paid by Eaeburn for the education
of his children to the Petitioner, who will be countable there-
fore ; and that in order to his conversion the place of his
imprisonment may be changed. The Lords of His Maj.
Privey Councill having at length heard and considered the
foresaid Petition, do modify the soume of two thousand
pounds Scots, to be paid yearly at the term of Whytsunday
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be the said "Walter Scott of Eaeburn, furth of his estate, to
the Petitioner, for the entertainment and education of the
said children, beginning the first term's payment thereof at
Whytsunday last for the half-year preceding, and so furth
yearly at the said term of Whytsunday in time coming, till
furder order. And ordaine the said Walter Scott of Eae-
burn to be transported from the Tolbooth of Edin r . to the
prison of Jedburgh, where his friends and others may have
occasion to convert him ; and to the effect he may be secured
from the practice of other quakers, the Lords do hereby dis-
charge the magistrates of Jedburgh to suffer any persons
suspect of their principills to have access to him — and in
case any contraveen, that they secure their persons till they
be punished y r for ; and ordain letters to be direct hereupon
in form as effeirs."
Deprived of her husband's society, Eaeburn's wife, when
her children were snatched from her, "followed them from the
house of Lessudden to Makerstoun, where, on being excluded
from entering, she fell upon her knees and prayed that
those who thus forcibly separated the child and parent might
have no heir-male to succeed them, a petition which seems
to have been granted, as the male line of both uncles became
Under the care of the knight of Harden, William and
Walter Scott, the sons of the laird of Eaeburn, were thoroughly
educated. William, the elder son, succeeded to Eaeburn ; he
married Anna, eldest daughter of Sir John Scott, Bart, of
Ancrum, and died 6th August 1699 ; his widow married
secondly, in 1702, John Scott of Synton. With a daughter,
Isabel, married in 1711 to John Eutherford, M.D., he had a
son, Walter, who succeeded to Eaeburn.
* MS. in possession of Robert Scott, Esq. of Raeburn.
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Walter Scott of Eaeburn married, 19th November 1703,
Anne, third daughter of Hugh Scott of Gala, by Isabella, his
wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers, and had by her
one son, William, and two daughters, Isobel and Anne. In
a field near Selkirk, still known as Baeburn's Meadow, he
fell mortally wounded, on the 3d October 1707, by the hand
of one of the Pringles of Crighton, with whom he had engaged
in mortal combat. His widow married Henry Macdougal of
Makerstoun, and afterwards Home of Eccles.
William Scott of Eaeburn, born in 1704, married, in 1743,
Jean Elliott, by whom he had a daughter, Anne, who married
Thomas, second son of Eobert Scott at Sandyknowe, and an
only son, Walter, who succeeded to the family estate.
Walter Scott of Eaeburn, married, in 1772, Jean, third
daughter of Eobert Scott at Sandyknowe, by whom he had
five sons and a daughter, Barbara. Eobert, the second son,
born 6th November 1774, engaged in merchandise at Prince
of Wales Island; he died at London, 5th September 1836.
Hugh, third son, born 22d December 1777, was employed in
the Marine Service of the East India Company; he latterly
purchased the estate of Draycott, Derbyshire, where he
established his residence. He married Sarah, only daughter
of William Jessop, Esq. of Butterley Hall, Derbyshire ; and
died without issue, 13th January 1852.
Walter, the fourth son, died unmarried in 1802. John, the
fifth son, born 18th March 1781, joined the Indian Army,
and became major in the 8th regiment of Native Bengal
Cavalry; he died unmarried on the 28th June 1832.
William Scott of Eaeburn, eldest son of Walter Scott of
Eaeburn and his wife, Jean Scott, was born on the 6th July
1773. He succeeded his father in the lands of Eaeburn, and
XXIV GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
died on the 5th April 1855. He married, on the 25th May
1806, Susan, eldest daughter of Alexander Horsbrugh of
Horsbrugh, Peeblesshire, by whom he had four sons and eight
daughters. The daughters were — Violet, Jean, Susan, Eliza-
beth Barbara Haliburton, Charlotte, Mary, Sarah, and Anne
Eutherford. Walter, the eldest son, born 18th September 1811,
was drowned in H.M.S. "Acorn," in 1828; Alexander, the
second son, born 19th October 1813, died 24th August 1843.
William Hugh, fourth son, born 12th July 1822, obtained the
estate of Draycott, Derbyshire, on the death of his uncle Hugh,
in 1852. In 1863 he married Sarah, eldest daughter of Alfred
Fellows, Esq. of Beeston House, Notts, by whom he has two
sons, Hugh, born 9th June 1865, and Haliburton, born 31st
May 1870, and two daughters, Susan Lilias and Cicely Violet.
Bobert Scott, third son of William Scott of Baeburn, born
5th November 1817, succeeded his father in the estate
of Baeburn in 1855. He married, 10th September 1861,
Louisa, eldest daughter of William Campbell of Ederline,
Argyleshire, by whom he has a son, Walter, born 11th
September 1866, and four daughters, Matilda Wishart, Susan
Horsbrugh, Louisa, and Violet G-eorgina Margaret.
Walter Scott, second son of the Quaker laird of Baeburn, was
born about the year 1653. At the University of Edinburgh
he contracted the friendship of the celebrated Dr Archibald
Pitcairne ; they were together members of a Jacobite club,
in which the conversations were conducted in Latin. He was
called " Beardie," from a vow he had made never to shave
his beard till the exiled House of Stuart should obtain
restoration. " It would have been well," wrote Sir Walter
Scott, " that his zeal had stopped there. But he took arms
and intrigued in their cause, until he lost all he had in the
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXV
world, and, as I have heard, ran a narrow risk of being hanged,
-had it not been for the interference of Anne, Duchess of
Buccleuch and Monmouth." He married Jean, daughter of
Campbell of Silvercraigs, connected with the House of Blyths-
wood,* with whom he got a small fortune ; he also derived a
moderate revenue for managing his nephew's estate of Rae-
burn, and the estate of Makerstoun, belonging to his mother's
family. "Writing in 1807, while on a visit to Mertoun House,
the residence of Hugh Scott of Harden, afterwards Lord Pol-
warth, Sir Walter Scott thus refers to his ancestor " Beardie "
in the introduction to the sixth canto of " Marmion :"
" My Christmas still I hold
"Where my great-grandsire came of old,
With amber beard, and flaxen hair,
And reverend apostolic air —
The feast and holy-tide to share,
And mix sobriety with wine,
And honest mirth with thoughts divine :
Small thought was his, in after-time,
E'er to be hitched into a rhyme.
The simple sire could only boast,
That he was loyal to his cost ;
The banished race of kings revered,
And lost his land — but kept his beard. "
"Beardie" died at Kelso on the 3d November 1729. His
remains were deposited in the Abbey of Kelso. In his
religious devotedness he seems to have resembled his father.
From a poem on his death, supposed to be written by Sir
William Scott of Thirlestane, Bart., ancestor of Lord Napier,
Mr Lockhart, in his " Life of Scott," quotes these lines :
' ' His converse breathed the Christian. On his tongue
The praises of religion ever hung;
* To his connection with the Campbells, Mr Lockhart remarks, "Sir
Walter owed many of these early opportunities for studying the manners of
the Highlanders, to which the world are indebted for 'Waverley,' 'Rob
Roy, ' and the ' Lady of the Lake. ' "
XXVI GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
Whence it appeared he did on solid ground
Commend the pleasures which himself had found. . .
His venerable mien and goodly air
Fix on our hearts impressions strong and fair.
Full seventy years had shed their silvery glow
Around his locks, and made his beard to grow :
That decent beard, which in becoming grace
Did spread a reverend honour on his face. "
Beardie's portrait, painted for Dr Pitcairne, is now at
" Beardie " had three sons. Walter, the eldest, married and
had children, who settled in America ; his race in the male
line is extinct. William, the third son, was father of James
Scott, well known in India as one of the original settlers in
Prince of Wales Island.
Eobert Scott, second son of "Beardie," chose the nautical pro-
fession, but being wrecked near Dundee in his trial voyage, he
refused again to venture upon the ocean. By this course he
offended his father, who refused to help him ; he consequently
renounced his father's politics and became a Whig. From
his relative, John Scott of Harden, he obtained the lease of
Sandyknowe, a pastoral farm in the county of Roxburgh.
His only capital was a sum of £30, which he borrowed from
an old shepherd named Hogg, whom he took into his em-
ployment. " With this sum," writes Sir Walter Scott, " the
master and servant set off to purchase a stock of sheep at
Whitsun-Tryste, a fair held on a hill near Wooler, in North-
umberland. The old shepherd went carefully from drove to
drove, till he found a hirsel likely to answer their purpose,
and then returned to tell his master to come up and conclude
the bargain. But what was his surprise to see him galloping
a mettled hunter about the race-course, and to find he had
expended the whole stock in this extraordinary purchase
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXV11
. . . The thing, however, was irretrievable, and they
returned without the sheep. In the course of a few days,
however, my grandfather, who was one of the best horsemen
of his time, attended John Scott of Harden's hounds on this
same horse, and displayed bim to such advantage that he sold
him for double the original price. The farm was now stocked
in earnest ; and the rest of my grandfather's career was that
of successful industry. He was one of the first who were
active iu the cattle trade, afterwards carried to such extent
between the Highlands of Scotland and the leading counties
in England, and by his droving transactions acquired a con-
siderable sum of money. He was a man of middle stature,
extremely active, quick, keen, and fiery in his temper, stub-
bornly honest, and so distinguished for his skill in country
matters, that he was the general referee in all points of dis-
pute which occurred in the neighbourhood. His birth being
admitted as gentle, gave him access to the best society in the
county, and his dexterity in country sports, particularly
hunting, made him an acceptable companion in the field as
well as at the table."
At Sandyknowe Sir Walter Scott spent a portion of his early
youth. The farm surrounded Smailholm Tower, a Border
keep, rising among a cluster of wild rocks, within two miles
of Dryburgh Abbey. Sir Walter has celebrated the locality
in his ballad, " The Eve of St John." In the introduction to
the third canto of " Marmion " he recalls this home of his
infancy in these lines :
' ' It was a barren scene, and wild,
Where naked cliffs were rudely piled ;
But ever and anon between
Lay velvet tufts of loveliest green ;
And well the lonely infant knew
Recesses where the wall-flower grew,
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And honey-suckle loved to crawl
Up the low crag and ruined wall.
I deemed such nooks the sweetest shade
The sun in all its round surveyed ;
And still I thought that shattered tower
The mightiest work of human power;
And marvelled as the aged hind
"With some strange tale bewitched my mind,
Of forayers, who, with headlong force,
Down from that strength had spurred their horse,
Their southern rapine to renew,
Far in the distant Cheviots blue,
And, home returning, filled the hall
With revel, wassail-rout, and brawl.
Methought that still with trump and clang
The gateway's broken arches rang ;
Methought grim features, seamed with scars,
Glared through the windows' rusty bars.
And ever, by the winter hearth,
Old tales I heard of woe or mirth,
Of lovers' slights, of ladies' charms,
Of witches' spells, of warriors' arms ;
Of patriot battles, won of old
By Wallace wight and Bruce the bold."
The poet thus gratefully commemorates his grandfather,
the tacksman of Sandyknowe :
' ' Still, with vain fondness, could I trace,
Anew, each kind familiar face,
That brightened at our evening fire !
From the thatched mansion's grey-haired sire,
Wise without learning, plain and good,
And sprung of Scotland's gentler blood,
Whose eye, in age, quick, clear, and keen,
Showed what in youth its glance had been,
Whose doom discording neighbours sought,
Content with equity unbought. "
Rohert Scott of Sandyknowe died in 1775. He married
Barbara, second daughter of Thomas Haliburton of Newmains,
who represented a respectable branch of the ancient House of
Haliburton. According to a writer in the " Memorials of the
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXIX
Haliburtons," * the family were first styled Burton, and came
from England with Edgar Atheling, in the reign of Malcolm
Canmore. The father of Sir Walter Scott in 1792 wrote
thus :f "In Berwickshire, and not far from the town of Green-
law, there are two farms, the one of them called Meikle
(large) and the other the Little Haliburton. These lands
seem to haye been the earliest possessions which the Hali-
burtons had, and whether these lands gave rise to the surname
of Haliburton, or that the Haliburtons, after acquiring them
affixed that name, is not a clear point. It is, however, a
known fact that the Haliburtons long remained the pro-
prietors of these lands." The name Burton is derived from
the Norse bur, a storehouse, and dun, pronounced toon, a fort
or castle. At one of the two Burton farms was erected a
chapel (a pendicle of the church at Greenlaw), and there-
after the locality was known as Haly (Holy) Burton.
Walter, son of David, under the designation of Walterus
de Halyburton, confirmed a gift made by his father in
1176, of the church of Halyburton to the Abbey of Kelso.
About the year 1200, Henry de Halyburton was witness
to a charter by Adam of Morham, knight, granting to
Eichard of Bickertoune certain lands at Dunipace.^: Sir
Henry Halyburton swore allegiance to Edward I. in 1296,
for his lands in Berwickshire, and on the 23d May 1308, he
became one of the sureties for the liberation of Bishop Lam-
berton of St Andrews, then confined in Windsor Castle. His
son, Sir Adam, had three sons. Sir Walter, the eldest, was
High Sheriff of Berwickshire; he died about the year 1385.
Sir John, the second son, a brave soldier, fell at the battle of
* Memorials of the Haliburtons, p. 10. t Ibid,, p. 68.
X Chartulary of Cambuskenneth Abbey, p. ] 11.
XXX GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
Nisbet, in 1355 ; he married the daughter and eo-heiress of
William de Vallibus, Lord of Dirleton, through whom he ob-
tained that estate. His son, Sir John Halyburton of Dirleton,
who died in 1392, married Margaret, daughter of Sir John
Cameron, with whom he got extensive possessions in the
counties of Perth and Haddington. Sir Walter, his eldest
son, was one of the hostages for James I. in 1424 ; he was
appointed High Treasurer in 1439, and in the following year
was created a Lord of Parliament. By his wife, a daughter of
the Eegent Albany, and widow of the Earl of Eoss, he had
four sons, John, second Lord Halyburton of Dirleton, Walter,
Eobert, and William. Walter, the second son, married
Catherine, daughter and co-heiress of Alexander de Chisholm,
through whom he acquired the barony of Pitcur, Forfarshire,
to which he had a charter in 1432. To the family of Pitcur
belonged James Halyburton, Provost of Dundee, a zealous
promoter of the Eeformation, who died in 1588; also the
Eev. Thomas Halyburton, Professor of Divinity at St Andrews,
author of " The Great Concern of Salvation."
Henry Haliburton, descended from the Lords Halyburton,
received from Archibald (the Grim), Earl of Douglas, in August
1407,* the lands of Muirhouselaw, in Berwickshire. His
son married Isabel de Mertoun, heiress of Mertoun, and their
son, William Haliburton, succeeded to the maternal estate of
Mertoun. William was father of four sons, Walter, David,
George, and William. Walter, his eldest, succeeded him
in the lands of Mertoun. On the 16th December 1584
Henry Haliburton obtained service as heir to Mark Hali-
burton of Mertoun, his father, in the lands of Mertoun.
He was in these lands succeeded by his son, John Hali-
* Memorials of the Halitmrtons, p. 43.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXXI
burton, 29th April 1601* John Haliburton of Mertoun
died in 1640, and is commemorated by a tombstone in the
Haliburton aisle of Dryburgh Abbey. That tombstone is
thus inscribed :
" Sub hoc tumulo hie jacet Johannes Haliborton, Barro de
Mertoun, vir religione et virtute clarus mortuar 17 Augusti,
anno Christi 1640, setatis 65.
" Homo est bulla rebus in humanis ; nil fas dixisse beatum
fatalem donee verterrit hora rotam." t
At the centre of the inscription, the tablet displays the
shield of John Haliburton of Mertoun ; J also the family
escutcheon of his wife, Jane Sinclair, with her initials, I. S.
On the 13th August 1652, Helen and Euphame Haliburton
were served heirs-portioners of Andrew Haliburton of Mer-
toun, their father. §
The second or third son of William Haliburton of Mertoun
was George Haliburton, who received the lands of Muir-
houselaw. John Haliburton of Muirhouselaw had a daughter,
Agnes, who married George Haliburton of Dryburgh and
Newmains : he died in 1606. Andrew Haliburton of Muir-
houselaw, living in 1573, had a daughter, Jean, married, 20th
May 1595, Stephen, son of Andrew Douglas of Tympendean.
Adam Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, living 1613, married
Beatrice, daughter and co-heiress of John [or James] Boswell,
* Inquisitiones Speoiales, Berwick, 11, 21.
+ The inscription may "be translated thus: "Under this tombstone lieB
John Haliborton, Baron of Mertoun, who was remarkable for his piety and
goodness. He died on the 17th of August, a.d. 1640, aged 65 years. Human
life is as a vapour, and a, man may not be pronounced happy, till time has
turned the fatal wheel."
X Memorials of the Haliburtons, p. 13.
§ Inquisitiones Generales, 3669.
XXXU GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
burgess of Kinghom. He had issue— John, " appearand of
Muirhouselaw," curator (1597) to Thomas, son of James
Haliburton of Dryburgh, judge and commissioner, 1601-28,
and heir to his mother, 1640. He married Margaret,
daughter and heiress of David, son of George Boswell of
Bowhill, and had issue. John Haliburton of Muirhouselaw,
born in 1634, was served heir to his grandfather, David
Boswell, in 1653. He died in 1704, and by his wife Jean,
daughter of Mark Pringle of Clifton (she died 1703), had
two sons, John and Patrick. John succeeded to Muirhouse-
law. He died in 1705, leaving a son, Thomas.
Thomas Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, born 27th January
1692, married, 10th December 1708, Elizabeth, second
daughter of George Eutherford of Fairnington. On the 1 5th
May 1716, he fell mortally wounded by the hand of his
brother-in-law, George Eutherford of Fairnington, with whom
he contended about a matter of boundary.*
The Eutherfords of Fairnington had rather a fancy for
killing Haliburtons, for in 15 — Henry Haliburton was
killed by George Eutherford of Fairnington, who was " obliged
by the Haliburtons to pay sixty merks for the said blood-
shed to Thomas, Henry's son."-f- George Eutherford of
Fairnington was on an inquest at Jedburgh in 1601 ; he was
living in 1647. In 1674 George Eutherford was served heir
to his father, George Eutherford of Fairnington. In 1692 he
was succeeded in the estate by his son George. This George
Eutherford married, 11th March 1686, J Barbara, daughter of
John Haliburton of Kewmains. She died in 1750, leaving
two sons, George, born 5th December 1691, and David; also
* Memorials of the Haliburtons, pp. 7-10, 57. f Ibid., p. 34
\ Ibid., p. 48.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXXlii
Margaret, who married Eobert Pringle of Clifton, and Eliza-
beth, who married, first, Thomas Haliburton of Muirhouselaw,
and, secondly, George Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, Lord
Provost of Edinburgh.*
Patrick, second son of John Haliburton of Muirhouselaw,
engaged in merchandise at Edinburgh, and became Dean of
Guild of that city. He married a daughter of Erskine of
Shielfield, by whom he had three sons — John ; a second whose
Christian name is unknown; and George, born 1685.
George Haliburton was a merchant in Edinburgh. He
was appointed Dean of Guild in September 1739, and elected
Lord Provost in September 1740. He died on the 3d Sep-
tember 1742, and his remains were deposited in the Grey-
George Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, Lord Provost of
Edinburgh, married Elizabeth Eutherford, widow of his
cousin, Thomas Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, by whom he
had three daughters. Helen, the youngest daughter, died
unmarried. Janet, the eldest daughter, married, 12th Nov-
ember 1741, the Eev. James Nicolson, minister of Banchory,
Devenick, by whom she had three sons, Cadogan, George
Haliburton, and Charles, who ultimately became chaplain to
the British Embassy at Constantinople.-f"
Davidona, second daughter of Lord Provost Haliburton,
married, in 1756, William Dallas, of Edinburgh, representa-
tive of the family of Dallas of St Martin's, Boss-shire, by
whom she had five sons and two daughters. Lieutenant-
General Sir Thomas Dallas, G.C.B., the eldest son, born 1st
January 1757, was a distinguished officer. He died 12th
* Memorials of the Halitrartons, pp, 57, 58,
f Fasti Eccl. Scot., iii. 493.
XXxiv GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
August 1839. He is "represented by his grandson, Thomas
Yorke Dallas Yorke, Esq. of Walmsgate, Lincolnshire.
By a second marriage, Lord Provost Haliburton had a son,
who succeeded him in the lands of Muirhouselaw, and who
had two sons living in 1792, John and David.* In 1824 the
lands of Muirhouselaw were possessed by David Haliburton,
on whose death they became the possession of the family
David, second or third son of William Haliburton of
Mertoun, married Eupham Gledstanes, daughter of the Baron
of Gledstanes, by whom he had five sons. He rented lands
from the Abbey of Dryburgh, respecting which he had a dis-
pute with James Stewart, the abbot, which, in May 1535,
was submitted to the arbitration of James V., who decided
against the abbot. In 1536 the differences were finally ad-
justed, and a contract of marriage concluded between Walter,
eldest son of David Haliburton, and Elizabeth Stewart, the
abbot's daughter. J Of this marriage was born a daughter
Elizabeth, who in 1559 married Alexander Erskine, of the
family of Balgonie, and who received with her the lands of
Nether Shielfield, which her father had feued from the abbey.
On the lands of Shielfield Alexander Erskine erected a man-
sion, and there established his residence. It was occupied by
his representatives till the year 1793, when their lands at
Dryburgh passed to another family.
Thomas Haliburton, second son of David, and younger
brother of Walter Haliburton, had a lease of lands from the
Commendator of Dryburgh. He married Elizabeth Pennie,
by whom he had six sons. George, the eldest son, had a
* Memorials of the Haliburtons, p. 64.
t Ibid., p. 3. + Ibid., pp. 27-31.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXXV
charter of feu-farm of various lands at Dryburgh, on which
in 1572 he erected a mansion. By his wife Agnes, daughter
of John Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, he had a son James,
who espoused Margaret, daughter of Kobert Haig of Bemer-
side, by whom he had three sons, Thomas, John, and James,
and a daughter Margaret, who married John Erskine of
Thomas, eldest son of James Haliburton, received in 1637
a disposition of the lands of Over and Nether Mains, to which
in January 1638 he had a charter under the Great Seal; he
was thereafter styled of Newmains. He died 30th January
1673. By his wife Mary, daughter of John Haliburton of
Mertoun (who died 7th June 1667), he had three sons, John,
David, and William, and three daughters, Janet, Margaret,
John Haliburton, eldest son of Thomas Haliburton of New-
mains, succeeded his father in 1673. He married, 27th De-
cember 1666, Margaret, second daughter of John Butherford
of Edgerston, by whom he had six sons and six daughters ;
he died 3d March 1688. In his lands of Newmains he was
succeeded by Thomas, his eldest son*
Thomas Haliburton of Newmains, born 7th June 1670,
succeeded his father in 1688. He married, 13th January
1701, Janet, only daughter of Bobert Campbell of North-
woodside, Dean of Guild, Glasgow, by his second wife, Jean,
daughter of James Dunlop f of Garnkirk. Practising as an
* Memorials of the Haliburtons, pp. 33-49.
t The family of Dunlop of Dunlop have been traced to the thirteenth cen-
tury. Neill Fitz Robert de Dulop appears in the Ragman Roll. Janet, daughter
of Constantino Dunlop of Dunlop, who died in 1505, married James Stewart,
Sheriff of Bute, great-grandson of Robert II. ; while his son John carried on the
succession. His descendant, James Dunlop of Garnkirk, father of the second
wife of Mr Robert Campbell, resisted the arbitrary measures of Charles II., and
XXXvi GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
advocate in Edinburgh, he acquired substance, and added to
the family estate.
In 1587 the abbey lands of Dryburgh were annexed to the
Crown. By a charter, dated 27th March 1604, James VI.
erected these lands, and the abbey lands of Cambuskenneth,
and the lands of the Priory of Inchmachome, into the lordship
of Cardross, which he conferred on John, Earl of Mar. The
grant was subsequently confirmed by Act of Parliament, and
on the 10th June 1610, the Earl of Mar was created Lord
Cardross. The title descended to David Erskine, his grandson
by Henry, his second son. Henry, third Lord Cardross, son
of David, sold in 1682 that part of the lordship of Cardross
called "the abbacie of Dryburgh," to Sir Patrick Scott,
younger of Ancrum, by whom that part of the lordship, com-
prehending the ruins of the abbey, was, in January 1700, sold
to Thomas Haliburton of Kewmains. This appears from a
Crown charter, dated 12th February 1733, in favour of the
said Thomas Haliburton, and John Haliburton, merchant in
Edinburgh, his eldest son; whom failing, to Eobert Haliburton,
his second son, " of all and whole that portion of the lordship
of Cardross, formerly the abbacy of Dryburgh." The charter
contained those parts of Dryburgh which Thomas Haliburton
held in feu, and on which his ancestor built a residence.*
In the " Memorials of the Haliburtons," p. 60, Thomas
Haliburton names " John Coutts, merchant in Edinburgh," as
his " wife's brother." This statement of relationship claims
was in consequence imprisoned in the Castle of Edinburgh from. 1665 to 1677.
From this family sprung Mrs Dunlop of Dunlop, the early friend and corre-
spondent of the poet Burns, and John Dunlop, the ingenious author of the
" History of Fiction."
* Liber S. Marie de Dryburgh, 1847, preface, xxxii. -xxxiv.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. XXXVU
The family of Coutts belong to the north of Scotland. Mr
Thomas Cowtis, perpetual vicar of Cargyll, is named as sitting
in the consistory court held in St Giles' Church, Edinburgh,*
on the 13th November 1524. f "William Coutts of Auchintoul
settled in Montrose. At the close of the sixteenth century,
he became provost of that burgh. His grandson Patrick
settled in Edinburgh. In 1697, or previously, he married
Jean Dunlop, widow of Eobert Campbell of ISTorthwoodside,
Dean of Guild of Glasgow, and mother of Janet Campbell,
wife of Thomas Haliburton of Newmains. Of this marriage
were born two sons and a daughter, as shown by the follow-
ing extracts from the Baptismal Eegister of Edinburgh :
" 1698. Apr. 5th. — Patrick Coutis, merchant, and Jean
Dunlop, a daughter named Christian. Witnesses — Dr David
Dickson, docter of medicine ; Mr James Eobertson, advocate ;
Thomas Dunlop, chirurgeon apothecary; Thomas Crombie
and Mr Archibald Dunlop, merchants. Born on Saturday,
19th of March last, afternoon."
"1699. Augt. 11th. — Patrick Coutis, merchant, and Jean
Dunlop, a son named John. Witnesses — Mr James Eobertoun,
advocatt ; Docter David Dickson, docter of medicine ; Mr
William Black, advocat ; Thomas Dunlop, chirurgeon apothe-
cary. He was born on Friday, 28th of July last."
"1701. Janr. 24ih. — Patrick Coutis, merchant-burges, and
Jean Dunlope, his spouse, a son named James. Witnesses —
Mr Thomas Haly burton of New mains, advocate; Thomas
Dunlop, chirurgeon; and Thomas Crombie, merchant-bur-
* Papers in possession of Lord Wharncliffe, Fifth Report of Royal Hist.
Com., part i., app. 622.
+ A drover, named Couttis or Couttie, belonging to Dundee, aided James V.
in the Glen of Ogle, in an encounter with a Highland freebooter. He received
from the king in reward of service a portion of ground at Dundee. The locality
still hears his nanie.
XXXV111 GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
Patrick Coutts married, secondly, on the 14th December
1702, Eachel Balfour, relict of William Forrester, Writer to the
Signet, by whom he had a daughter, Janet, baptized 1st March
1704* He died in 1704, survived by three of his four
children, to whom he bequeathed the sum of £2500. His
son John (uterine brother of Mrs Thomas Haliburton), born
28th July 1699, established the mercantile house of John
Coutts & Co.; and in 1743 held office as Lord Provost of
Edinburgh. He died at Nola, near Naples, in 1751, at the
age of fifty-two. He had married, on the 10th April 1730,
Jean, second daughter of Sir John Stuart of Allanbank,
Berwickshire (who died in 1736), -f- by whom he had five
sons and a daughter. Patrick, the eldest son, born 5th
April 1731, joined his father's firm, which subsequently
became a banking house, first under the designation of
Forbes, Hunter, & Co., and in 1831 as the Union Bank of
James Coutts, third son* of John Coutts, Lord Provost of
Edinburgh, born 10th March 1733, was partner in a banking-
house at St Mary Axe, London ; he subsequently joined his
Thomas Coutts, youngest son of John Coutts, was born at
Edinburgh on the 7th September 1735. He founded a bank
in the Strand, of which, on the death of his brother James,
in 1778, he became sole manager. He died on the 24th
February 1822, having accumulated an enormous fortune.
He was twice married. By the will of his widow, the
Duchess of St Albans, his granddaughter, Angela Burdett,
* Edinburgh Marriage and Baptismal Registers.
+ Memorials of the Haliburtons, pp. 60, 61.
t For the dates of birth of all the children of Lord Proyost Coutts, see
" Memorials of the Haliburtons," pp. 60, 61.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTEK SCOTT, BAET. XXxix
now the Baroness Burdett Coutts, became possessed of his
Thomas Haliburton of Newmains and Dryburgh died on
the 25th June 1753, in his eighty-fourth year. By his wife,
Janet Campbell (who died 17th November 1751, aged sixty-
nine), he had two sons and six daughters. John, the elder
son, born 22d March 1707, was a merchant in Edinburgh;
he succeeded to Newmains and Dryburgh in 1753, and died
unmarried, 26th April 1754. He was succeeded by his
younger brother, Eobert, born 5th September 1718. This
person is described by Sir Walter Scott, as " a weak silly
man, who engaged in trade, for which he had neither stock
nor talents," and so became necessitated to sell the family
inheritance. He sold the lands in 1767 to Iieut.- Colonel
Charles Tod, for the sum of £5500.-}- He died unmarried
about the year 1788.
Of the six daughters born to Thomas Haliburton of New-
mains, Jean, Margaret (first), Margaret (second), Lilias, and
Janet, died unmarried. J Barbara, the third daughter, born
4th March 1706, married Eobert Scott, tacksman of Sandy-
knowe, on the 16th July 1728. In chronicling the event,
Thomas Halyburton devoutly adds, " May the blessing of the
Lord rest upon them, and make them comforts to each other
* In his "Life of Scott,' - Mr Lockhart remarks that the poet had "some
remote connection with the great banker's family, through, " he supposed,
"the Stuarts of Allanbank, or the Swintons of Swinton." Had the accom-
plished biographer consulted the " Memorials of the Haliburtons," he would
have ascertained that Sir Walter's grandmother, Barbara Haliburton, wife of
Eobert Scott of Sandyknowe, was the banker's first cousin.
■\ In his autobiographical fragment, Sir "Walter Scott states that the pur-
chase-money was £3000 ; he is also in error as to the year of sale, which he
names as 1766 (Reg. of Deeds, vol. 202, 12th November 1767).
X Memorials, pp. 49-51.
xl GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
and to all their relations." From the "Memorials"* we re-
produce the following entries of the births and baptisms of
their children :
"Their son Walter was born upon the 11 of May, being
Sabbath, about six in the morning, and was baptized at their
house in Sandyknow, by Mr William Walker, minister of
Maker stoun, upon the 17 of the foresaid moneth, both his
grandfathers being witnesses, with his unckells (father's
brethren), 1729 years.
"Their second son, Thomas, was born upon the 7th of
January, twist three and four in the morning, and was bap-
tized at their house in Sandyknow by Mr James Innes,
minister of Mertoun, upon the ninth day of the foresaid
moneth, being Saturday, his two uncles and I being witnesses,
in the year 1731.
" Their eldest daughter, Janet, was born upon Munday the
14 of May, twixt seven and eight at night, and was baptized
at their house in Sandyknow, by Mr James Innes, minis ter
of Mertoun, upon the twenty-second day of the foresaid
moneth, being Tuesday ; Makairston, Harden, Eaeburn, and
his brother Walter, and I, being witnesses, in the year i m vii c
"Their second daughter, Mary, was born upon Thursday
the thirteen day of March, in the afternoon, and was baptized
upon Teusday the eighteen, at Sandyknow, by Mr James
Innes, minister of Mertoun ; Eaeburn, Walter Scot in Bailie-
know, his brother William, and I, being witnesses, in the
year i m vii c and thirty-five.
" Their thrid daughter, Jean, was born upon Saturday the
eleventh of June, i m vii c and thirty-seven years, and baptized
upon Teusday the twenty-first, at Sandyknow, by Mr James
Cuninghame, minister of Smailhome, before these witnesses,
Eaeburn, his brothers Walter and William Scots, and I, year
foresaid ; she being born in the morning.
* Pp. 59, 60.
THE FAMILY OF SIE WALTEK SCOTT, BART, xli
"Their thrid son, Eobert, was born upon Sabath, about
half ane hour after two in the morning, being the 20 of May,
i m vii° and thirty-nine years, and baptized upon Thursday
thereafter, being the 24, at Sandyknow, by Mr James Cun-
inghame, minister of Smailhome, before these witnesses,
Eaeburn, and Mr Scott, his two brothers Walter and William
Scots, and I, year foresaid.
" Their fourth daughter, Barbara, was born upon Munday
the thrid of May, i m vii c and forty-two years, about six in the
evening; and was baptized upon Saturday the eight, at
Sandyknow, by Mr John Thorburn, minister at Kirknewton,
before these witnesses, Eaeburn, Walter and William Scots
his two brothers, and I, year foresaid.
"Their fourth son, John, was born upon Saturday the
second of September, i m vii° and forty-nine years; and was
baptized at Sandyknow upon Saturday the ninth day, by Mr
Duncan, minister at Smailhome."
Though a portion of Mertoun parish, the farm of Sandy-
knowe lay near the church of Smailholm, and in the register
of the latter parish Eobert Scott, as a matter of convenience,
recorded the baptisms of his children. From the Smailholm
Eegister we obtain these entries :
"May 17, 1729.— Mr Eobert Scott and Mrs* Barbara
Halliburton, his spouse, had a child baptized at their house,
"January 14, 1731. — Mr Eobert Scott and Mrs Barbara
Halliburton, his spouse, had a child baptized at their own
house, by Mr James Innes, Minister of the Gospel at Mertoun,
"May 15, 1733.— Mr Eobert Scott and Mrs Barbara Halli-
* The prefixes Mr and Mrs were in the eighteenth century reserved by par-
ochial registrars to the parish minister and his spouse, and the families of
the landed gentry. Though a tenant-farmer, Robert Scott appears to hare been
regarded as of superior rank.
xlii GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
burton, his spouse, had a daughter baptized at his owe house,
by Mr James Innes, Minister of the Gospel at Mertoun,
"March 19, 1735.— Mr Eobert Scott in Sandyknow, and
Mrs Barbara Halliburton, his spouse, had a daughter baptized
in their own house, by Mr James Innes, Minister of the
Gospel at Mertoun, called Mary."
"May 24, 1739.— Mr Robert Scott in Sandyknow, and
Mrs Barbara Halyburton, his spouse, had a son baptized at
their own house, by Mr James Cunningham, Minister of this
parish, and baptized Eobert."
" 1742.— Mr Eobert Scott and Mrs Barbara Halliburton, his
spouse, had this day, at their own house in Sandyknow, a
child baptized Barbara." *
Subsequent to the death of Eobert Scott, the farm of
Sandyknowe was some years occupied by his widow. Of
their family of four sons and four daughters, Thomas Scott,
the second son, first resided at Crailing, near Kelso, as land-
steward to Mr Scott of Danesfield ; he next occupied a house
at Elliston, near St Boswells, and afterwards rented the lands
of Woollee, in the same district. Finally he retired with a
handsome independence to Monklaw, near Jedburgh. He
died at Monklaw on the 27th January 1823, at the advanced
age of ninety-two. To the circumstances of his decease, Sir
Walter Scott thus refers in a note inscribed on his private
copy of the "Memorials of the Haliburtons :"
" He read till nearly the year before his death ; and being
a great musician on the Scotch pipes, had, when on his death-
* Some immaterial discrepancies in relation to the days of baptism occur
between Mr Haliburton's record and that of the Smailholm registrar. By
the latter, the baptisms of Jean, the third daughter, and John, the youngest
eon, are unrecorded.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. xliii
bed, a favourite tune played over to him by his son James,
that he might be sure he left him in full possession of it.
After hearing it, he hummed it over himself, and corrected it
in several of the notes. The air was that called "Sour Plums
in Galashiels." When barks and other tonics were given
him during his last illness, he privately spat them into his
handkerchief, saying, as he had lived all his life without tak-
ing doctors' drugs, he wished to die without doing so."
Thomas Scott married, first, Anne, daughter of William
Scott of Eaeburn, and secondly, Miss Eutherford of Know-
South. He was survived by two sons, James and Charles,
and two daughters, Mary and Anne. James resided in Edin-
burgh, and there died unmarried. Charles succeeded to the
estate of Know-South, which had belonged to his mother.
Mary died at Edinburgh, unmarried. Anne was married.
Eobert Scott, third son of Eobert Scott of Sandyknowe,
was born 20th May 1739. Having chosen a seafaring life,
he became captain of a merchant vessel. Procuring a com-
petency, he purchased the small estate of Eosebank, on the
Tweed, near Kelso, where he established his residence. At
Eosebank, under his affectionate care, his nephew, the future
poet, spent a portion of his youth. He much encouraged his
nephew's literary tastes. He died at Eosebank on the 10th
June 1804, aged sixty-five. His remains were interred in the
Abbey of Kelso. Being unmarried, he bequeathed to the poet,
his favourite nephew, his estate of Eosebank which em-
braced about thirty acres of excellent land. Sir Walter
sold the place for £5000, with the view of purchasing a
mountain farm — an intention which was not realised.
Captain Eobert Scott was remarkable for his unostentatious
xliv GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
John, fourth son of Eobert Scott at Sandyknowe, was
bom 2d September 1749. A mate on board H.M.S. " South-
ampton/' he was fatally injured by a block falling upon him ;
he died young, and unmarried.
Janet Scott, eldest daughter of Eobert Scott at Sandy-
knowe, was born on the 14th May 1733. She resided at
Kelso, where, in his youth, she extended kindness to her
nephew, the future poet, during his frequent visits to her.
In an essay on " Landscape Gardening," published in 1828,
Sir Walter describes the residence of his favourite aunt, as " a
small cottage, . . . situated in a garden of seven or eight
acres, planted about the beginning of the eighteenth century,
. . . full of long straight walks, between hedges of yew
and hornbeam, which rose tall and close on every side. There
were thickets of flowery shrubs, a bower, and an arbour, to
which access was obtained through a little maze of contorted
walks, calling itself a labyrinth. In the centre of the bower
was a splendid platanus or Oriental plane — a huge hill of
leaves. ... In different parts of the garden were fine
ornamental trees, which had attained great size; and the
orchard was filled with fruit trees of the best description.
There were seats and hilly walks, and a banqueting-house."
Miss Janet Scott accompanied young Walter Scott to Bath,
whither, in his fourth year, he was sent in the hope that his
lameness might yield to the influence of the mineral waters.
She died at Kelso, unmarried, on the 23d December 1805,
aged seventy-two. Her remains were deposited in the Abbey
Mary, the second daughter, born 13th March 1735, died at
Kelso, unmarried, on the agd- Docemfeer-180^, aged fifty-two.
Jean, third daughter, born 11th June 1737, married, in
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTEE SCOTT, BART. xlv
1772, her relative, Walter Scott of Eaeburn, by whom she
had five sons and one daughter.* According to Mr Lock-
hart, she was a beautiful woman, with a soft eye, sweet
voice, and gentle manners. In one of his prefaces Sir Walter
Scott refers to her as exhibiting, in her mode of talk, what
he conceived might be the Scottish tongue spoken when
Scottish sovereigns held court at Holyrood. She died at
Lessudden House, Eoxburghshire, on the 20th October 1820,
Barbara, fourth daughter of Eobert Scott, was born 14th
May 1742. She married Mr Curie, farmer, Yetbyre, Eox-
burghshire, and died without issue on the 4th January 1826,
aged eighty-four. Eespecting her, Sir Walter Scott wrote to
his sister-in-law, Mrs Thomas Scott: "Poor Aunt Curie
died like a Eoman, or rather like one of the Sandyknowe
bairns, the most stoical race I ever knew. She turned every
one out of the room, and drew; her last breath alone." Her
remains were interred in the Abbey of Kelso.
Walter Scott, eldest son of Eobert Scott and Barbara Hali-
burton, was born at Sandyknowe on the 11th May 1729.
Having studied law under Mr George Chalmers, a respectable
solicitor, he established himself at Edinburgh as a Writer to
the Signet. Through his family connection he obtained a
good practice, which, partly owing to his punctilious manner,
subsequently decreased. Singularly conscientious, he would,
according to Sir Walter, have sacrificed his own interest to
that of his client, and though economical to the verge of
penury, would, in carrying out any duties entrusted to him,
have been content to suffer loss. By Sir Walter he is imper-
sonated in the pleasing character of Mr Saunders Fairford in
Xlvi GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
the novel of " Redgauntlet." He died 12th April 1799, and
his remains were on the 18th day of the same month de-
posited in the Greyfriars Churchyard.*
Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, married, in April 1758,
Anne Rutherford, daughter of John Rutherford, M.D., Pro-
fessor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh. Their
contract of marriage proceeds thus :
"At Edinburgh, the 25th of April 1758. — It is contracted,
agreed, and matrimonially ended betwixt the parties follow-
ing, viz., Mr Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, eldest law-
full son of Mr Robert Scott in Sandieknow, with consent of
the said Mr Robert Scott, his father, and the said Mr Robert
Scott for himself, his own right and interest, on the one part;
and Mrs Anne Rutherfurd, eldest daughter of Doctor John
Rutherfurd, Professor of Medicine in the Colledge of Edin-
burgh, procreate betwixt him and the deceast Mrs Jean
Swinton, his first spouse, daughter of the deceast Sir John
Swinton of that ilk, with advice and consent of the said
Doctor John Rutherfurd, her father, and the said Doctor
John Rutherfurd for himself, his own right and interest, with
consent of the said Mrs Anne Rutherfurd, his daughter ; and
they both with one advice, consent, and assent on the other
part in manner following — that is to say, the said Walter
Scott and Mrs Anne Rutherfurd have accepted, and by these
presents accept each of them other for their lawfull spouses.
. . . To be interponed hereto, and for that effect they
constitute their procurators. — In witness whereof, these pre-
sents, consisting of this and the ten preceding pages, all
wrote upon stampt paper, by Alexander Keith, Writer in
Edinburgh, are subscribed by both parties, place, day, month,
and year of God foresaid, before these witnesses — the Reverend
Mr John Cranstoun, Minister of the Gospel at Ancrum ; Mr
John Coutts, merchant in Edinburgh ; Mr Thomas Scott, son
* Burial Register of the Greyfriars Churchyard.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. xlvii
of the said Mr Eobert Scott ; the said Mr Alexander Keith
of Eavelston ; the said Mr John Swinton, son of the deceast
Mr Eobert Swinton, merchant in North Berwick; and the
said Mr Alexander Keith, writer hereof.
John Cranstoun, witness. Walter Scott.
John Coutts, witness. Ann Eutherford.
Thomas Scott, witness. Eobert Scott.
Alex 1 . Keith, witness. Jo. Eutherfoord.
John Swinton, witness.
Alex r . Keith, witness."
The family of Eutherford had long been noted on the
eastern border. It is named in connection with lands in
Teviotdale so early as the eleventh century. Though other
derivations have been suggested, the name is obviously de-
rived from the Saxon Bother-ford, or cattle-ford : a place on
the Tweed is so designated. Eobertus dominus de Euther-
ford is witness to a charter by David I. to Jervasius Eidal, in
1140 ; and Hugo de Eutherford, in 1215, to a grant by Philip
de Valoniis of lands in Northumberland. Sir Eobert de
Eutherford is mentioned by Barbour as fighting under King
Eobert the Bruce for the independence of Scotland. Sir
Eichard Eutherford was a distinguished favourite of Eobert
III.; he was, in 1398, appointed one of the ambassadors extra-
ordinary to the English court. In 1400 he and his sons were
appointed wardens of the marches. He had, by his wife, Jean
Douglas, three sons — James, who succeeded him ; John, who,
in 1428, had a grant of the lands of Chatto and Hunthill, of
whom were the Lords Eutherford ; and Nichol, ancestor of
the Eutherfords of Hundalee and Fairnilee.
In a note to the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," Sir
xlviii GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
Walter Scott describes the Eutherfords of Hunthill* as "an
ancient race of Border lairds, whose names occur in history,
sometimes as defending the frontier against the English,
sometimes as disturbing the peace of their own country."
" Dickon Draw-the-Sword," he writes, " was son to the
ancient warrior called in tradition the Cock of Hunthill,
remarkable for leading into battle nine sons, gallant warriors,
all sons of the aged champion. Mr Eutherford, late of New
York, in a letter to the author, quoted, when upwards of
eighty years old, a ballad apparently the same as the ' Eaid
of the Eeidsquair,'-f- but which is lost, except the following
' Bauld Rutherfurd, he was fu' stout,
With all his nine sons him about ;
He brought the lads of Jedbrught out,
And bauldly fought that day. ' "
John Eutherford, tacksman at Grundisnock, in the county
of Eoxburgh, was grandson of that Eutherford known as the
" Cock of Hunthill." He married Isabella Ker, descended
from the Kers of Ferniehirst.
John Eutherford, son of John Eutherford and Isabella Ker,
was born in 1641. After being some years schoolmaster at
Selkirk, he in 1687 passed his trials as a probationer of the
Church. On the 30th September 1691, he was appointed to
the pastoral charge of Yarrow, where he ministered till his
death, which took place on the 8th May 1710.J Within the
* The estate of Hunthill is situated about a mile to the south-east of the
town of Jedburgh.
t The skirmish of the Reidsquare was fought on the 7th of June 1575,
between Sir John Carmichael, the Scottish Warden, and Sir John Forster of
the English March (Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, ed. 1869, p. 70).
t Fasti Eccl. Scot, i. 564.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. xlix
church at Yarrow he is commemorated by a mural tablet,
thus elegantly inscribed :
" Memoriae E. D. Joannis Butherfoord, Ecclesia? Yaraensis
Pastoris, integerrimi, vigilantissimi. Et Eoberti filii, quadrien-
nis, hoc monumentum erigere curavit Christiana Shaw, uxor,
moerens. Obiit May 8, 1710, ministerii 19. set. 69. Pastor
eras fidus— pater dilectus — amicus certus — herus lenis —
blandus gener atque maritus.
" Integra et purfe defunctus munera vitae
Cesisti fatis — annis felieiter actis —
ter felicem — tua fama super juga
Celsa & virides Yarse ripas — animus super astra. " *
Sir Walter Scott, in reference to his great-grandfather's
monument, poetically described the church of Yarrow "as the
shrine of his ancestors."
Christian Shaw, wife of the minister of Yarrow, was
descended from the old family of Shaw or De Schatto.
William de Shaw swore fealty to Edward I. in 1296. In
1409 the monks of Melrose received from Malcolm de Gal-
braith, Lord of Greenock, a grant in exchange for a tenement
in Kinross, they also paying twenty merks to his kinsman,
James de le Schaw. In 1415 Thomas de Schatto confirmed to
the monastery at Melrose a grant of certain lands.-f- John
de Shaw of Sauchie, was Comptroller to James III. Dur-
* Rendered into English, the inscription reads thus : " By Christian Shaw,
his mourning widow, this monument has been erected to the memory of
the Rev. Mr John Rutherford, the earnest and faithful pastor of Yarrow.
He died on the 8th May 1710, in the nineteenth year of his ministry, and the
sixty-ninth of his age ; also in memory of their son Robert, aged four years. —
Thou wert a faithful pastor, a beloved father, a sure friend, a, gentle master,
a kind husband and son-in-law. Submissive to the Divine will, thou didst
lay down a pure and useful life, after many well-spent years. Supremely
blessed, thy fame lingers among the lofty hills, and by the green banks of
Yarrow, while thy soul has passed above the stars ! "
t Liber de Melros, pp. 534-537.
1 GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
ing the reign of James V., Alexander Shaw of Sauchie
gave the lands of Greenock to John, his eldest son, by his
second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Cunningham of
Glengarnock ; he is now represented by Sir Michael Eobert
Shaw Stewart, Bart, of Greenock and Blackhall.
John Shaw, son of Shaw of Sauchie, had a son Patrick,
who in 1591 graduated at the University of Edinburgh, and
in November 1594 was presented to the vicarage of Green-
ock, which he declined. In 1596 he accepted the parochial
charge of Selkirk. He subscribed in June 1617, with fifty-
four others, the protestation for maintaining the liberties of
the Church. He demitted his charge in 1634, and died some
time prior to the 25th July 1646,* when his eldest son,
John, obtained service as his heir. He married Anne,
daughter of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh, a representative
of the outlaw Murray, celebrated in Border ballad,-f- and more
remotely of Archibald de Moravia, a powerful baron, from
whom in 1296 Edward I. exacted the oath of allegiance.
Of the marriage of the Bev. John Shaw and Anne Murray
were born three sons, John, Adam, and James, and a
daughter, Marion. Adam, the second son, died unmarried in
1648, and was succeeded in his property by his eldest
brother, John. J James, the youngest son, became a mer-
chant-burgess of Edinburgh. John Shaw, the eldest son,
graduated at the University of Edinburgh in 1631. In 1634
he was ordained minister of Selkirk, in succession to his
father. By the Privy Council he was, in 1663, charged with
" turbulent and seditious carriage ; " he surrendered his cure
* Fasti Eccl. Scot., i. 539, 540; Inquisitiones Generates, 3162.
t Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.
t Inquisitiones Generales, 3157.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. li
prior to the 12th November 1664. He married Anna Mur-
ray, who had along with him sasine of the lands of the East
Mains of Selkirk, called Heleinshaw, 13th September 1661
He had four sons, Patrick, Gideon, John, and James, and a
daughter, Jean* "William Shaw was, on the 12th March
1692, served heir to his father, Gideon Shaw, bookseller in
Edinburgh, and to his uncle, Patrick Shaw, doctor of medicine
at Edinburgh; and on the 19th March 1698, heir to his
grandfather, the Eev. John Shaw, minister at Selkirk, -f-
Jean, only daughter of the Eev. John Shaw, minister of
Selkirk, married, 5th February 1662, the Eev. John Pringle,
minister of Eogo, in Berwickshire, only surviving son of
George Pringle of Balmungo. Of this marriage were born
five sons and two daughters. John, the fourth and eldest
surviving son, succeeded in 1695 to the estate of Whytbank,
on the death of his father's cousin. In 1699 he married
Christian, eldest daughter of Sir Patrick Scott of Ancrum, by
his wife, Margaret Scott of Harden ; he died in 1703. Alex-
ander Pringle, Esq., now of Whytbank and Yair, Selkirkshire,
is his great-great-grandson.!
Christian Shaw, wife of the Eev. John Eutherford, minister
of Yarrow, was granddaughter of the Eev. John Shaw, minis-
ter of Selkirk, by his wife Anna Murray. Of the marriage
of the Eev. John Eutherford and Christian Shaw were born
two sons, Eobert and John, and two daughters, Jean and
another. Jean was baptized at Yarrow, 5th September 1693;§
she died unmarried. The other daughter became wife of
Scott of Whitehaugh, Eoxburghshire. She was reputed
* Fasti Eocl. Scot, i. 540.
+ Inquisitiones Generates, 7230, 7231, 7959.
J Fasti Eccl. Scot., i., p. Hi; Burke's Landed Gentry, ii. 1119.
§ Baptismal Register of Yarrow.
Hi GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
for her choice sayings and brilliant humour. Her portrait,
representing her in a satin sacque, is preserved at Ashestiel.
She resided with her husband in George Square, Edinburgh*
Robert, elder son of the Eev. John Eutherford, died young.
John, the younger son, was born in the Manse of Yarrow
on the 1st August 1695.f Educated at the grammar
school of Selkirk, he entered the University of Edinburgh.
Devoting himself to the study of medicine, he attended
lectures on anatomy, surgery, and materia medica in London,
and afterwards at Leyden, under the celebrated Boerhaave.
In 1719 he obtained the degree of M.D. from the Univer-
sity of Eheims. After sometime residing at Edinburgh as a
medical practitioner, he suggested that a school of medicine
should be opened in connection with the college — and the
proposal being entertained by the town council, he was, in
1726, appointed Professor of the Practice of Medicine. As
a text-book he used the work of his preceptor, Boerhaave."
In 1748 he began to deliver clinical lectures in the Edin-
burgh Infirmary. He resigned his professorial chair in 1765,
and died in 1779, in his eighty-fourth year.
Professor John Eutherford married, first, 12th April 1731,
Jean, elder daughter of Sir John Swinton of Swinton by his
wife Anne Sinclair, younger daughter of Sir Eobert Sinclair,
* In connection with Mr and Mrs Scott of "Whitehaugh, is related the
following dog story. Sitting by the fire in their house in George Square, Mrs
Scott remarked to her husband that the hearthrug was very shabby, and that
Lion's skin — naming the large dog lying by the fire — would make a handsome
rug. At this utterance the dog got up and slunk away to the stables, where
he lay three days, refusing to take food. He would scarcely be reconciled to
t The entry in the Baptismal Register is as follows: "John Eutherfoord,
son to Mr John Rutherfoord, minister at Yarrow, was baptized, August 6 "
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. liii
Bart, of Longformacus, by his wife Margaret, younger
daughter of William, Lord Alexander, eldest son of Sir
William Alexander of Menstry, Earl of Stirling, celebrated
as a poet and statesman.
The family of Swinton is ancient and honourable. Deriv-
ing their name from the lands which they are said to have
received in reward of their prowess in destroying herds
of wild boars which infested a portion of Berwickshire, the
family existed in that county so early as the Heptarchy.
The lord of Swinton aided Malcolm Canmore to recover the
Scottish throne; and Edulf de Swinton received from that
monarch a charter (one of the first granted in Scotland)
confirming him in the lands of Swinton. Within the parish
church of Swinton a monument commemorates Sir Alan de
Swinton, a baron of the reign of William the Lion. Under
the figure of a boar and three boars' heads, it is inscribed :
" Hie . Jacet . Alanvs . Svintonvs . Miles . De . Eodem." Below
is a full-length figure of the baron, with his arm bent
upward from the elbows and clasping a book ; he died about
the year 1200. His name is assumed by Sir Walter Scott
for the hero of Halidon Hill, though the knight who actually
fought there was Sir John Swinton. An arched vault in
front of the monument and under the floor of the church was
found to contain a coffin and three skulls. Of the largest
skull, supposed to be that of Sir Alan, who is traditionally
said to have been of gigantic proportions, a cast was taken,
and presented to Sir Walter Scott, who placed it in the
armoury at Abbotsford. Sir John Swinton had a chief com-
mand at the battle of Otterbum, fought on the 31st July
1388, and to his prowess the Scots were mainly indebted for
the victory. He fell at the battle of Homildon Hill in 1402.
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Sir John had as his first wife, Margaret, Countess of Douglas
and Mar, widow of the first Earl of Douglas ; he was in right
of his wife styled Lord of Mar. He married, secondly,
Margaret Stewart, daughter of Eobert II., and by her had a
son, Sir John Swinton, a renowned warrior, who had as his
second wife his cousin-german, Marjory. Stewart, daughter
of the regent, Eobert, Duke of Albany, through whom the
family line was carried on.
Joanna, younger surviving daughter of Sir John Swinton
and Anne Sinclair, married Alexander Keith of Eavelstone,
in the county of Edinburgh. He purchased the estate of
Dunnottar, in Kincardineshire, and died in 1792. Of his
marriage with Joanna Swinton were born four sons, Alex-
ander, William, George, and Eobert, and two daughters,
Agnes and Margaret. Both daughters and the younger sons,
George and Eobert, died without issue. Alexander Keith,
eldest son of Alexander Keith and Joanna Swinton, became a
Writer to the Signet ; he succeeded his father in the estates
of Eavelstone and Dunnottar. In April 1811 he married
Margaret, fourth daughter of Laurence Oliphant of Gash, and
sister of the Baroness Nairne, who died 10th September 1847.
Alexander Keith died without issue in 1819. William, the
second son, was born in 1748, and died in 1803. By his
wife, Mary Anne Eae of Coldsheaf, he had four sons — Alex-
ander, James, William, and John ; and two daughters, Agnes,
who died unmarried, and Isabella, who married James
Wilson of Woodville, and died in 1837. William, third son
of William Keith and Mary Anne Eae, married Isabella
Houison Craufurd, sister of William Houison Craufurd, Esq.
of Braehead and Craufurdland, and died in 1851. John, the
fourth son, died unmarried.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lv
Alexander, eldest son of William Keith and Mary Anne
Eae, born in 1780, succeeded to the estates of Eavelstone and
Dunnottar on the death of his uncle in 1819. In 1822, on
the state visit of George IV. to Scotland, he received the
honour of knighthood, with the style and dignity of Knight
Marischal of Scotland; he died in 1833. By his marriage
with Georgiana Lamont he was father of a son William, who
was born in 1815, and died in 1825, and of a daughter, Helen
Margaret Oliphant, who married, 28th November 1833, Sir
William Murray, Bart, of Ochtertyre, Perthshire, and died in
1853. She was mother of ten sons and three daughters.
Her eldest son, Sir Patrick Keith Murray, Bart., born 27th
January 1835, succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1861 ;
he married, first, in 1870, Frances Amelia Jemima, sixth
daughter of Anthony Murray of Dollerie, Perthshire, who
died in 1872 ; he married, secondly, a daughter of the Hon.
William Penney, Lord Kinloch.
James Keith, second son of William Keith, and grandson
of Joanna Swinton, was born in 1783; he practised as a
physician at Edinburgh, and died in 1863. In 1823 he
married Christian Graham, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel
Maitland of Craigieburn, who died in 1870, by whom he had
three sons, William Alexander, Charles Maitland, who died
in infancy, and Charles Maitland the second; also two
daughters, Mary Anne Eae, who died in infancy, and Isabella
Napier, who married, in 1845, the Eev. Thomas Lewis Trotter,
rector of Great Stainton, and died in 1857.
The Eev. William Alexander Keith, elder son of James
Keith, M.D., born in 1828, is proprietor of Pogbie and vicar
of Burham, Kent.
By his first wife, Jean Swinton, Professor John Eutherford
lvi GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
had a son John, who died young, and a daughter Anne, who
married Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, and became
mother of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. He married, secondly,
on the 9th August 1743, Anne M'Kay, by whom he had five
sons and three daughters. Jean, the eldest daughter, born
1st December 1747, married in 1776 Colonel William Eussell
of Ashestiel, Selkirkshire, who died in 1804; she died 12th
Of the marriage of Colonel William Eussell of Ashestiel
and Jean Eutherford, were born five sons and four daughters.
Anne, the eldest daughter, born at Madura, in the East
Indies, 28th May 1777, died at Cuddalore, 26th September
1779. Jane Boston, the second daughter, was born at Madura,
31st October 1778, and died at Edinburgh on the 6th
February 1849, unmarried. Anne, the third daughter, born
at Cuddalore on the 1st February 1780, died at Ashestiel
on the 29th May 1849, unmarried. Elizabeth Jane, the
fourth daughter, born at Ashestiel, 12th June 1791, was also
unmarried; she died at Edinburgh in 1819.
John Eutherford Eussell, second son of Colonel William
Eussell and Jean Eutherford, was born at sea on the 18th
June 1783. He became an officer in the Eoyal Navy, and
died, unmarried, at Kingston, Jamaica, in 1803.
William, the third son, born at Edinburgh on the 12th June
1785, died at Ashestiel, unmarried, on the 9th January 1803.
Daniel, fourth son, was born at Edinburgh on the 20th
July 1786. An officer in the naval service of the East India
Company, he died at sea, unmarried, in 1808.
Alexander Pringle, fifth son, born at Ashestiel on the 28th
November 1792, became a military officer in the East India
Company's service; he died at Madras in 1816, unmarried.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lvii
James Eussell, eldest son of Colonel William Eussell
and Jean Butherford, was born at Madras on the 17th
August 1781. In the service of the East India Company he
attained the rank of general, and was K.C.B. General Sir
James Eussell married, 18th December 1834, Katherine
Mary, fourth daughter of Sir James Hall, Bart, of Dunglass,
by his wife, Lady Helen Douglas, daughter of the fourth Earl
of Selkirk. Sir James died 15th May 1859, leaving two
daughters, Helen Jane Mountstuart, now of Ashestiel, and
Katherine Anne, married, 5th January 1860, Laurence W. M.
Lockhart, second son of the late Eev. Laurence Lockhart, D.D.,
of Milton Lockhart. Mrs Katherine Anne Lockhart died
11th February 1870, leaving four children — Mary Katherine,
born 25th November 1860 ; Laurence Archibald, born 24th
November 1861 ; Louisa, born 26th March 1864 ; and James
Douglas, born 4th August 1866.
Janet, second daughter of Professor John Eutherford, by his
second marriage, was born on the 24th January 1753. By
her nephew, Sir Walter Scott, she is described as " an amiable
and accomplished woman." She died subsequent to 1808.
Christian, third daughter of Professor John Eutherford by his
second marriage, was born 6th October 1759. Shewas the early
adviser and deeply attached aunt of the Author of " Waverley."
She died at Edinburgh on the 17th December 1819.
Of the five sons of Professor John Eutherford and Anne
M'Kay, John, the eldest son, born 22d November 1745, died
young and unmarried. William, the third son, born 11th
February 1754, died at the age of four months. Eobert, the
fourth son, born 17th August 1755, and James, the fifth son,
born 23d October 1756, died young.
Daniel Eutherford, second son of Professor John Eutherford,
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was bom on the 3d November 1749. Prosecuting medical
studies at the University of Edinburgh, he early discovered
the existence of a gaseous fluid, now known as nitrogen gas.
Having extended his professional knowledge by passing three
years on the Continent,* he commenced the practice of physic
in his native city. He was, in 1786, elected Professor of
Botany in the University of Edinburgh. Afflicted with
hereditary gout, he expired suddenly on the 15th December
1819. He married, in December 1786, Harriet, youngest
daughter of John Mitchelson, Esq. of Middleton, by whom he
had two sons and three daughters.
John Eutherford, elder son of Professor Daniel Eutherford,
was born 10th October 1787. Sailing to India as a cadet in
the ship "Lady Jane Dundas," on the 1st February 1805, he
perished on board that vessel, which was wrecked in sight of
land on the 5th day of the same month. He died unmarried.
Eobert Eutherford, second son of Professor Daniel Euther-
ford, was born on the 22d February 1790. He was a Writer
to the Signet, and Deputy Keeper of the Abbey of Holyrood.
He died at Edinburgh, unmarried, on the 6th June 1866.
Anne, second daughter of Professor Daniel Eutherford,
was born 7th May 1791. She died at Edinburgh, unmarried,
on the 6th March 1871. Darcy Maxwell, third daughter,
born 3d December 1802, died at Edinburgh, unmarried, on
the 2d June 1871.
Margaret, eldest daughter of Professor Daniel Eutherford,
was born on the 13th November 1788, and died 9th January
1867, aged seventy-eight. She married, 23d April 1823,
* When he was prosecuting his studies at Paris, he was invited to a supper
party, at which Prince Charles Edward was expected. He declined the invi-
tation, that he might avoid the spectacle of seeing the prince get drunk. He
had no Jacobite proclivities, but respected the honour of a fallen house.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lix
as his second wife, James Alexander Haldane, Esq., younger
son of Captain James Haldane of Airthrey, by whom she had
three sons and three daughters. Isabella Mitchelson, the
eldest daughter, married, in 1848, Eichard Burdon Sanderson
of West Jesmond, Northumberland. Their two daughters,
Elizabeth and Margaret Sanderson, were killed on the 21st
January 1876, at the collision on the Great Northern Eailway
at Abbots Eipton. Mr Sanderson, who was much injured,
survived till the 30th of April.
Adamina Duncan, second daughter of James Alexander
Haldane and Margaret Eutherford, is unmarried. Helen, the
third daughter, married Horatio E. B. Peile, Esq., and died
15th October 1873, leaving a son.
Of the three sons of James Alexander Haldane and Mar-
garet Eutherford, Daniel Eutherford Haldane, M.D., eldest
son, is a physician in Edinburgh ; he married Charlotte Eliza-
beth Lowthorpe, by whom he has five children. George
Oswald, second son, died young. James, the third son, is a
chartered accountant in Edinburgh; he married Emily Sophia
Grove, and has issue.
Mrs Anne Scott, eldest daughter of Professor John Euther-
ford, and wife of Walter Scott, W.S., died on the 24th
December 1819. Her remains were deposited beside those
of her kindred, in the dormitory attached to St John's
Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. She was mother of thirteen
children.* Of her three daughters, Anne, born 10th March
* In his fragmentary autobiography, written at Ashestiel, in April 1808,
Sir Walter Scott remarks that he believed his parents had "no fewer than
twelve children." In a letter to Mr Morritt, on the 16thMay 1816, he writes:
' ' My mother, now upwards of eighty, has now only one child left to her, out
of thirteen whom she has borne." One child had died at or soon after birth,
as twelve names only appear in the family register.
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1759, and Jean, born 27th March 1765, died in infancy.
Anne, second of the name, born in 1770, died 19th May 1801 ;
her remains were deposited in the Greyfriars Churchyard.*
Of a delicate frame and nervous temperament, she is by her
illustrious brother thus described : " Her temper was like
that of her brother's, peculiar. . . . But she was at heart
an affectionate and kind girl, neither void of talent or feeling,
though living in an ideal world, which she had framed to her-
self, by the force of imagination."
The four elder sons died in infancy. These were Eobert,
born 22d August 1760 ; John, bom 28th November 1761 ;
Eobert (the second), born 7th June 1763 ; and Walter (the
first), born 30th August 1766. Eobert (third of the name),
was born in 1767. He served first in the Eoyal Navy,
and subsequently in the Marine Service of the East India
Company. He was present in most of Eodney's battles;
he left the Navy on account of having experienced hard usage
from a superior officer. He indulged a mechanical turn, com-
posed elegant verses, and excelled in relating tales of adven-
ture. But his success was marred by a capricious temper.
He died in India, unmarried.
John (second of the name), sixth son of Walter Scott and
Anne Eutherford, was born in 1768. Joining the army, he
served in the Duke of York's unfortunate campaign of 1797.
Through the influence of Mr Canning, he was in 1809
appointed major of the second battalion of the 73d Eegiment.
Owing to feeble health, he retired from the army, and settled in
Edinburgh. He died on the 8th May 1816, and on the 13th
day of the same month his remains were deposited in Grey-
* Burial Register of Greyfriars Churchyard.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lxi
friars Churchyard* In 1811 he lent his brother Walter
£2000, being half the purchase-money of the original farm
of Abbotsford. His substance, which amounted to £6000,
was at his death divided between "Walter and Thomas, his
surviving brothers. He is described by Mr Lockhart as " a
sober, sedate bachelor, of dull mind and frugal tastes." He is
the prototype of the veteran officer on half -pay in "Paul's
Thomas, eighth son, was born in 1774. He passed as a
Writer to the Signet, but became embarrassed by engaging
in farming, and other speculations. In the spring of 1810,
Sir Walter secured for him an extractorship in the General
Eegister House, with a salary of £250. On the duties of
this office he had scarcely entered when the Commission of
Judicature resolved to abolish his and many other similar
posts. The Commission, however, recommended to Parlia-
ment a scheme of compensation for the discharged function-
aries. In his " Life of Scott," Mr Lockhart enters into some
details in reference to certain oppositions to the conferring of
a pension on Mr Thomas Scott, and 'which culminated in a
motion by the Earl of Lauderdale, in the House of Lords,
that the pension should not be granted. Through the active
friendship of Lord Melville the opposition was partially
defeated, and Mr Scott was compensated for his abolished
office by a pension of £100.
Thomas Scott sometime resided in the Isle of Man, and
there prepared materials for a history of the island ; he also
held a commission in the Manx Fencibles. He was after-
wards appointed paymaster of the 70th Kegiment. He re-
ceived £3000 on the death of his brother John in 1816,
* Greyfriars Burial Register.
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and a similiar sum on his mother's death, three years after-
wards. He died in Canada, on the 14th February 1823.
Excelling as a conversationist, he was remarkable for his
vivacity and humour. He possessed a brilliant fancy, and
his literary powers were of a high order, but he unhappily
lacked application. By some persons acquainted with his
versatile abilities, he was credited with the authorship of
Thomas Scott married, in 1799, Elizabeth, daughter of
David M'Culloch of Ardwell, the representative of an old
family in Galloway; she died 14th April 1848. Of this
marriage were born one son and three daughters.
Walter Scott, only son of Thomas Scott, was born 23d
June 1807. A considerable portion of his youth was passed
under the immediate care of his uncle, Sir Walter, whom he
much resembled physically, and also in intellectual vigour.
At the age of seventeen he entered the service of the East
India Company as a lieutenant of engineers. He attained
distinction in the Mooltan campaign, and was, in 1861, pro-
moted as major-general. In 1875 he became general. He
died in Saxony, on the 19th March 1876.
Jessie, eldest daughter of Thomas Scott, was born on the
16th December 1801. She married, in 1819, Colonel Huxley,
and died 10th February 1870, leaving a son, Thomas Scott
Huxley, born 21st June 1822, and who is now rector of St
Andrew with St Mary Bredman, Canterbury. He married, in
1857, Elizabeth Ferguson, only daughter of John Day, Esq.,
by whom he has a son, George Scott, born 21st June 1859.
Anne Eutherford, second daughter of Thomas Scott, was
born on the 3d June 1803 ; she is unmarried. Eliza Char-
lotte, the youngest daughter, was born 5th September 1811.
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lxiii
She married, in 1835, Major Alexander Cumine Peat, C.B.,
by whom she has had three sons and two daughters.
George, the eldest son, was born 15th September 1837;
Walter Scott, the second son, was born 23d June 1839 ;
he married, in 1871, Florence, daughter of Colonel Pagan ;
Godfrey Cumine, the third son, was born 1st March 1844.
Elizabeth, the elder daughter, born 30th July 1841, married,
in 1867, Eittmeister von Oppell, member of an ancient and
noble Saxon family, by whom she has two children, Hans
Alexander Max, born 28th October 1867, and Mary Monica,
born 23d April 1869. Margery Alexandrina, younger daughter,
was born 15th April 1847, and married, in 1873, E. K Slight,
Daniel, ninth and youngest son of Walter Scott and Anne
Eutherford, was born about the year 1775. Trained to mer-
cantile pursuits at Edinburgh, he proceeded to Liverpool and
thence to Jamaica, where, through the poet's influence, he
obtained suitable employment. But he did not succeed,
chiefly owing to his irregular habits. He returned to Edin-
burgh, where he died on the 20th July 1806. His remains
were deposited in the Greyfriars Churchyard.
Sir Walter Scott was the seventh son of his parents. He
was born at Edinburgh in a house belonging to his father at
the head of the College Wynd on the 15th August 1771.
He studied at the High School and University of his native
city. In 1792 he passed advocate. He first appeared as an
author in 1796, by publishing his translations of " Lenore' "
and " The Wild Huntsman " of Burger. He published " The
Lay of the Last Minstrel" in 1805, "Marmion" in 1808,
"The Lady of the Lake" in 1810, and "The Lord of the
Isles" in 1814. Appointed Sheriff of Selkirkshire in 1800,
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he in 1806 obtained a principal clerkship in the Court
of Session, receiving salaries from these offices equal to
£1500 per annum. The romance of " Waverley " was issued
anonymously in 1814; it was rapidly followed by "Guy
Mannering,' - "The Antiquary," and others. After residing
some years at Ashestiel, near Selkirk, the beautiful residence
of his relative, General Sir James Eussell, then in India, he
purchased in 1811 a portion of land on the Tweed near Mel-
rose, which he designated Abbotsford, and whither he removed
to a mansion built from his own design, and which he added
to at different times. In March 1820 he was created a baronet.
When George IV. visited Scotland in 1822, he undertook the
principal arrangements. By the insolvency of his printers and
publishers, in 1826, he sustained serious reverses, being found
responsible for the sum of £120,000. Determined to dis-
charge his obligations, he worked with unabated energy,
much to the injury of his health. In the autumn of 1831 he
proceeded to Italy,- in the hope of benefit, but returned to
Abbotsford the following summer, without profiting by the
change. He died at Abbotsford on the 21st September 1832.
His remains were deposited in that aisle of Dryburgh Abbey
which belonged to his ancestors, the Haliburtons. A massive
block of granite is placed upon his grave.
Sir Walter Scott married, 24th December 1797, Margaret
Charlotte Charpentier. Her mother, Charlotte Volere, be-
longed to an old French house ; her brother, the Chevalier de
la Volere, colonel of a Eussian regiment, fell, it is supposed,
in the campaign of 1813. Jean Charpentier, husband of
Charlotte Volere, was JEcuyer de Eoi under the old French
monarchy, an office obtained by purchase ; he also held an
appointment in the University of Lyons. He died about the
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART, lxv
commencement of the French Revolution ; when his widow,
under the care of the Earl of Hillsborough, afterwards second
Marquis of Downshire, settled in London. During a Con-
tinental tour Lord Hillsborough had become intimately
acquainted with the family, and spent some time under their
roof. Hence on the death of the widow of M. Charpentier,
which happened about the year 1790, he charged himself
with the upbringing of her two children, a son and daugh-
ter. Through Lord Hillsborough's recommendation, the son,
Charles Charpentier (who changed his name to Carpenter),
received a civil appointment in India; he latterly became
commercial resident at Salem, in the Madras establishment.
He died in India in 1818, bequeathing £40,000 to his sister's
family. Margaret Charlotte Charpentier, who was probably
named after Lord Hillsborough's mother and her own, was,
at the instance of Lord Hillsborough, educated under the care
of Miss Jane Nicolson, daughter of Dr Mcolson, Dean of
Exeter, and granddaughter of Dr "William Mcolson, Bishop of
Carlisle, the well-known author of the " Historical Library."
She met her future husband at Gilsland Spa, Cumberland,
and was married with the special consent of her guardian,
then Marquis of Downshire. As a bride she is thus described
by Mr Lockhart : " Without the features of a regular beauty,
she was rich in personal attractions; ' a form that was fashioned
as light as a fay's ; ' a complexion of the clearest and lightest
olive ; eyes large, deep set, and dazzling, of the finest Italian
brown ; and a profusion of silken tresses, black as the raven's
wing ; her address hovering between the reserve of a pretty
young Englishwoman who has not mingled largely in general
society, and a certain natural archness and gaiety that suited
well with the accompaniment of a French accent. A lovelier
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vision, as all who remember her in the bloom of her days
have assured me, could hardly have been imagined." She
died at Abbotsford on the 14th May 1826, aged fifty-three.
Of the marriage of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., and Mar-
garet Charlotte Charpentier, were born two sons and two
daughters. Walter, the elder son, was born at Edinburgh on
the 28th October 1801. In his sixteenth year he joined the
Selkirkshire Yeomanry Cavalry. In 1819 he became cornet
in the 18th Eegiment of Hussars ; he subsequently joined the
15th Dragoons. In 1832 he succeeded his father as second
baronet of Abbotsford. He proceeded to India in 1839 as
lieutenant-colonel of the 15th Dragoons; he subsequently
commanded that regiment. At Bangalore, in August 1846,
he was smitten with fever, culminating in liver disease.
Having sailed for England, he died on board the ship •' Welles-
ley," near the Cape of Good Hope, on the 8th February 1847,
aged forty-six. His remains were, on the 4th May 1847,
deposited in the family aisle at Dryburgh.
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Walter Scott married, on the 7th
January 1825, Jane Jobson of Lochore, daughter of William
Jobson, a prosperous merchant. The family of Jobson
owned and rented lands in Forfarshire ; they subsequently
traded at Dundee and London. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Walter
Scott died without issue ; his widow, Lady Scott of Lochore,
resides in London.
Charles Scott, younger son of Sir Walter Scott, was born
at Edinburgh, on the 24th December 1805. Having studied
at Brazenose College, Oxford, he was appointed to a clerk-
ship in the Foreign Office, and was subsequently attached to
the embassy at Naples. Having accompanied Sir John
Macneill as private secretary, on a mission to the Court of
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lxvii
Persia, he contracted in his journey through Asia Minor an
inflammatory disorder, and died at Teheran on the 28th
October 1841. By Sir John Macneill an appropriate monu-
ment was placed over his remains.
Anne, younger daughter of Sir Walter Scott, was born at
Edinburgh on the 2d February 1803. On the death of her.
father, she received a pension of £200 on the Civil List. She
died at London, unmarried, on the 25th June 1833 ; her
remains were consigned to the Harrow Eoad Cemetery.
Sophia,* elder daughter of Sir Walter Scott, was born at
Edinburgh on the 24th October 1799. On the 29th April 1820,
she married John Gibson Lockhart, whose history is intimately
blended with that of his illustrious father-in-law. The family
of Lockhart owned lands in the counties of Ayr and Lanark, in
the reign of David I. (1124-1153). Sir Simon Lockard of Lee
accompanied Sir James Douglas on his expedition to the Holy
Land, bearing in a casket the heart of King Eobert the Bruce.
In Palestine he obtained the amulet known as the Lee penny,
on which Sir Walter Scott has founded his romance of " The
Talisman." From Sir Stephen Lockhart of Cleghorn, armour-
bearer to James III., and head of the House of Lee, descended
William Lockhart of Birkhill, whose second son was John
Lockhart, D.D. This respectable clergyman, born 22d October
1761, was ordained minister of Cambusnethan in 1786, and
translated to the College Church, Glasgow, in 1796 ; he died
6th December 1842, aged eighty-two. He married first, in
1786, Elizabeth Dinwiddie, by whom he had three sons, of
whom the eldest, William Lockhart of Milton-Lockhart, was
* Sophia was named in honour of Miss Sophia Dumerque, sister of M.
Charles Dumerque, a well-known surgeon-dentist in London, a native of
France, and who befriended Lady Scott's mother on her first arrival in
London ; she was baptized Charlotte Sophia.
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M.P. for Lanarkshire from 1841 till his death on the 21st
Dr John Lockhart married, secondly, Elizabeth, daughter
of the Eev. John G-ibson of St Cuthbert's, whose maternal
grandmother, Mary Erskine, was second daughter of Henry,
third Lord Cardross, and sister of David, ninth Earl of Buchan.
By his second marriage, Dr Lockhart was father of John
Gibson Lockhart, who was born at Cambusnethan, Lanark-
shire, on the 12th June 1794.
Having at the University of Glasgow procured a Snell
exhibition, John Gibson Lockhart proceeded to Balliol College,
Oxford, where he graduated with distinction. Adopting the
legal profession, he passed advocate in 1816. His ancestor,
Sir James Lockhart of Lee, was Lord Justice-Clerk in the
reign of Charles II., and father of the celebrated Sir George
Lockhart of Carnwath, Lord President of the Court of Session.
In 1817 he became one of the founders of Blackwood's Maga-
zine; he was appointed editor of the Quarterly Review in. 1825,
and continued to act in this capacity for twenty-eight years.
Among his works are his " Translations from Spanish Ballads,"
a " Life of Napoleon Buonaparte," and the novels " Valerius,"
" Eeginald Dalton," " Adam Blair," and " Matthew Wald."
His " Life of Sir Walter Scott " has secured him a first place
among biographers. Mr Lockhart died at Abbotsford on the
25th November 1854, at the age of sixty-one. His remains
were deposited in the family aisle at Dryburgh. Mrs Sophia
Lockhart died on the 17th May 1837 ; her remains rest in
Harrow Boad Cemetery, London.
Of the marriage of John Gibson Lockhart and Sophia
Scott, were born two sons and one daughter. John Hugh
Lockhart, the elder son, born in February 1821, was the
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. lxix
Hugh Littlejohn of Sir Walter Scott's " Tales of a Grand-
father ;" he died on the 15th December 1831, in his eleventh
year. Walter Scott Lockhart, the younger son, born 16th
April 1826, became a lieutenant in the 16th Lancers.
Succeeding to the estate of Abbotsford on the death of his
uncle, the second baronet, in 1847, he assumed the name and
arms of Scott. He died at Versailles on the 10th January
1853. Charlotte Harriet Jane Lockhart, only daughter of
John Gibson Lockhart and Sophia Scott, was born on the 1st
January 1828. She married, 19th August 1847, James
Robert Hope, Q.C., who, on her succeeding to Abbotsford, in
1853, assumed the family name of Scott.
The family of Hope — so called from Hope, a Saxon word
signifying a sheltered or detached portion of land — is of con-
siderable antiquity. Adam le Hope and John de Hope,
Scottish barons, swore fealty to Edward I. in 1296. Edward
Hope was a leading citizen of Edinburgh in the reign of
Queen Mary ; his grandson was Sir Thomas Hope of Craig-
hall, the famous lawyer and King's Advocate. Charles Hope
of Hopetoun, great-grandson of Sir Thomas Hope, was, on the
5th April 1703, created Earl of Hopetoun. He married, in
August 1699, Lady Henrietta Johnstone, only daughter of
the first Marquis of Annandale. Their eldest son, John,
second Earl of Hopetoun, was born in 1704, and died in
1781. He had, as his third wife, Lady Elizabeth Leslie,
second daughter of Alexander, fifth Earl of Leven and Mel-
ville, by whom he had two sons. The second son was
General Sir Alexander Hope, G.C.B., sometime Governor of
Chelsea Hospital, and Member of Parliament, who was born
1769, and died 1837. The general's third son was James
Eobert Hope of Abbotsford.
lxx GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF
To Mr Hope Scott were born, by his wife, Charlotte Harriet
Jane Lockhart, a son and two daughters. Walter Michael,
the only son, was born 2d June 1857, and died 11th Decem-
ber 1858. Margaret Anne, the younger daughter, was born
17th September 1858, and died 3d December of the same year.
Mrs Charlotte Hope Scott died at Edinburgh on the 26th
October 1858, aged thirty.
Mr Hope Scott married, secondly, 7th January 1861, Lady
Victoria Alexandrina Howard, eldest daughter of Henry
Granville, fourteenth Duke of Norfolk, by whom he had two
sons, Philip, born 1868, who died young, and James, born
1870 ; also four daughters, Minna Margaret and Catherine,
twins, Josephine Mary and Theresa Anne, of whom Catherine
died the day of her birth. Lady Victoria Hope Scott died in
1870. Mr Hope Scott died on the 29th April 1873.
Mary Monica, elder daughter of James Eobert Hope Scott
by his first wife, was born on the 2d October 1852. She
succeeded to the estate of Abbotsford in 1873, and, on the
21st July 1874, married the Hon. Joseph Constable Maxwell,
third son of William, thirteenth Lord Hemes, by Marcia, eldest
daughter of the Hon. Sir Edward Marmaduke Vavasour, Bart.
The family of Maxwell has a remote origin. In the posses-
sion of Sir William Stirling Maxwell, Bart, of Pollok, is a
charter from King William the Lion to Eobert, son of Maccus,
of part of Lessudden, in Eoxburghshire, comprised in the
barony of Maccusville, and which had belonged to Herbert
Maccusville. In different parts of Scotland descendants
of the family of Maccusville or Maxwell obtained lands.
Sir John de Maccuswell, eldest son of Herbert de Mac-
cusville, was Great Chamberlain of Scotland, and acquired
the barony of Caerlaverock, in Dumfriesshire. He is repre-
THE FAMILY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
sented by Marmaduke Constable Maxwell, fourteenth Baron
The children of the Hon. Joseph Constable Maxwell Scott
and Mary Monica Hope Scott of Abbotsford, are Walter
Joseph Maxwell, born 11th April 1875, and Mary Josephine
Maxwell, born 5th June 1876.
The arms of Sir Walter Scott, registered on the 12th Jan-
uary 1822, are as under :
First and fourth, or, two mullets in chief, and a crescent in
base, azure, within an orle of the second. Second and third,
or, on a bend, azure, three mascles of the first, in sinister
chief point a buckle of the second, for Haliburton of New-
Jxxii GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS.
mains ; in surtout the badge of baronet. Crest : a nymph
richly attired, holding in her dexter hand the sun, and in her
sinister the moon, all proper. Mottoes : above the crest, Be-
parabit cornua Plicebe, ; below the shield, Watch iveel. Sup-
porters : on the dexter side a mermaid holding in her dexter
hand a mirror, all proper ; and on the sinister a Moor proper,
banded and cinctured, argent, holding in his sinister hand a
flaming torch reversed proper.
PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE & COMPANY,
at tfje Sorter Press.
Thiety copies have been thrown off of these Genealogical
Memorials, intended only to gratify the wish of some respect-
able friends of the present possessor of the manuscript, whose
families are mentioned. It regards a name now totally ex-
tinguished, as connected with property, or existing only
through female representation, with the single exception of
David Haliburton, Esquire, of Muirhouselaw, a person well
fitted, from character and circumstances, to uphold the
memory of an ancient race.
The original manuscript is a family register, kept by the
Lairds of Newmains, representatives of the Haliburtons,
Barons of Mertoun, beginning about the middle of the seven-
teenth century, and continuing down to the period when
their possession of the small estate terminated, by Eobert
Haliburton, the last possessor of the name, and the last male
of the family, selling the property, in 1766, to Todd,
Esq., from whose representatives it was purchased by the
present Earl of Buchan, and forms the estate now termed
4 PRELIMINARY NOTICE.
Dryburgh Abbey. The only possession which remains to the
descendants of the Haliburtons, so long settled in this place,
is the Domus Ultima, their burial aisle in the chancel of the
Abbey Church, of which there is prefixed a sketch from the
pencil of James Skene of Eubislaw.
The Barons of Mertoun were considerable proprietors, and
made some figure in Border history. Their cadets of New-
mains seem to have been chiefly distinguished by their manly
defence of their rights against the encroachments of their
spiritual superior ; and latterly, by their unblemished and
unpretending worth and honesty. Their various connections,
however, with families which, more fortunate than theirs,
still exist and flourish in high respectability, show that they
held a fair station in the world, and the tradition of the
country still remembers them as the " Good Lairds of New-
Eobert Haliburton, last male heir of the family, and who
sold the estate as already mentioned, died at Edinburgh
about 1788. The representation of the family then devolved
upon the late Mr Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, eldest
son of Barbara, sister of the said Eobert, and the only child
of his father, Thomas Haliburton, who had issue. Her
marriage with Eobert Scott, in Sandyknow, son to Walter
Scott, who was himself second son to the first Laird of
Eaeburn, is noticed on p. 59, with an affectionate prayer for
the blessing of their offspring, and notice of the birth of the
said Walter Scott. The representation of the extinguished
PRELIMINARY NOTICE. 5
families of Haliburtons of Mertoun and Newmains has now
descended to Sir "Walter Scott of Abbotsford, the eldest
surviving son of Walter, Writer to the Signet, by his wife,
Anne Rutherford, eldest daughter of Dr John Eutherford,
Professor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, and
one of the founders of the great medical school in that city,
and of his first wife, Anne Swinton, daughter of Sir John
Swinton of that ilk. Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford was
served heir to his grand-uncle, Eobert Haliburton of ISTew-
mains, by a respectable jury at Selkirk, the 14th day of
May God grant that the prayers of the excellent persons
who have passed away, may avail for the benefit of those who
succeed them !
Abbotsford, November 1824.
THE PEKSONS WITHIN NAMED,
[On the 57th page of the following Memorials, mention is made of the death
of Thomas Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, in a rencontre, or souffle, with his
hrother-in-law, George Rutherfurd of Fairnington. The particulars of this
unhappy affray, one of many about the same period, when deep drinking, and
the constant carrying swords, made men apt and ready for mischief, occur in
the following examinations, of which the originals are in the Sheriff Court
record of Roxburghshire. Thomas Haliburton of Newmains, present on this
melancholy occasion, was nearly connected with both parties, being uncle to
Fairnington, and a near kinsman to the slaughtered Muirhouselaw. There
is a constant tradition, that the matter was huddled up in a way more favour-
able to Fairnington than could have been the case had the matter been brought
to public trial. ]
The said day and place, upon application made to John
Simpson of Sharplaw, Sheriff-Depute of Koxburgh, Thomas
Eutherford of that Ilk, Thomas Haliburton of ISTewmains,
and Mr Mark Dunkison of Greatlaws, three of the friends
and kinsmen to the now deceast Thos. Haliburton of Mure-
houslaw, for taking all the information and precognition
anent the way and manner of the said Thos. Haliburton's
death, and the circumstances relating thereto. In the first
8 DECLAEATION ANENT MUIKHOUSELAW'S DEATH.
place, the said John Simpson, Sheriff-Depute forsaid, caused
conveen before him the persons under written, viz. — George
Eutherford of Farnington, Alexr. Hog, servitor to the defunct,
and John Douglas, servitor to Farnington, who compearing
personally, and being examined upon the said matter of fact,
they and ilk an of them made the seal declarations in manner
under wrine as follows, viz. — George Eutherford of Farning-
ton declares, that yesternight, about twelve of the clock, or
thereby, the defunct and declarant coming from Jedburgh, in
company together with their own servants homeward, in the
common rode betwixt Bonjeddart and the Water of Teviot,
the said George declares he saw the defunct dismont from
his horse and run doun a furr of land for a little piece, but
the night being dark, could not see him, but heard him say
that he had given himself the wound ; and further declares,
that no warm words or rude expressions past betwixt the
defunct and declarant in the way home, to the best of my
knowledge. In testimony whereof I have signed this declara-
tion, day and place forsaid. Sic suitur. G. Butherfokd, John
Alexr. Hog, servitor to the defunct, being examined,
declares, That Farnington and the defunct Murehouslaw
came from Jedburgh together, in company with their two
servants, in a peaceable manner, without giving provocation
to on another untill they cam to the said common rode which
leads from Bonjeddart to Teviot Water, att which place some
words past betwixt the defunct and Farnington about a well.*
Whereupon Farnington desired Murhouslaw to light if he
was a man; and immediately Murhouslaw dismonted from
his horse, and drew his sword, as likeways did Farnington
* The fatal cause of quarrel was a disputed boundary.
DECLARATION ANENT MUIRHOOSELAW'S DEATH. 9
dismont and draw his sword at the same time ; and declares
that Famington neuer push'd at Murehouslaw, but that
Murehouselaw offered to strike at Famington, but the declar-
ant stop him from striking Famington ; and furder declares,
that he took the swords from them both, and kept them in
his hands for som time ; but that Murhouslaw came to the
declarant, and took the sword out of his hand; thereafter
rane doun the furr of land a little peace, with the drawn
sword in his hand, att which time the defunct cried out to
the declarant, — Sandie, I have stogd myself in the leg ; bring
me my horse, for I am gone. — And declares that Farningtoun
deliuered the declarant his sword peaceably, and did not call
for it again till Murehouselaw was near dead. Causa Scientice.
He declares that he was waiting on his master the defunct,
and that he came from Jedburgh yesternight in their com-
pany, about twelue att night. And I have signed this
declaration, day and place forsaid. Sic subtur. (Signed)
Alexr. Hog, Jo. Simpson.
The said John Douglass declares he saw Farningtoun light
off his horse, and that the horse rane away, and the declarant
pursued after the horse, but knows nothing else of the matter.
Declares he cannot write. Sic subtur. (Signed) John Simp-
We, the physician and surgeons under subscriving, being
called att the desire of the relations of the deceast Thomas
Haliburtoun of Murhouslaw, for to discover and cognose his
wounds, and take inspection of his body, having made very
narrow search, can find nothing either of fracture in his skull,
nor other thing preturnaturall about his head, and having
also viewd the trunk of his body, or whole thorax and abdo-
men, can perceive nothing either of wound or hurt ther. But
10 DECLARATION ANENT MUIRHOUSELAW S DEATH.
upon enquirie, we discovered a wound in his left leg, about
four inches beneath the joynt of his knee, on the outside the
orifice thereof lies about an inch from the forepart of the
tibia, which wound seems to have been given by a hollow-
bladed sword, and upon search thereof by a prob, do find it
to tend about three inches and a half downwards, directly
poynting a little betwixt the tibia and fibbula. Upon the
whole, we are joyntlie of opinion that the wound of itselfe,
had ordinary and timeous diligence been don towards it,
might easily have been recovered, and the hemorhagy, which
appears to have been the cause of his death, might very easily
been stopt, and testimony that the above declaration is our
real opinion, this is signed by us att Hairstanes, the 16th
day of May 1716. Sic subtur. (Signed) Jo. Haliburtoun,
M.D. ; Eobert Eliot, Chyr. ; Thomas Dauson, Chyr. ; John
OP ALL THE
FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
I. Loed Haliburton, or Dielton.
Quarterlie, 1. 0. on a bend az. 3 mascles of the first.
2. Baiy of six 0. and G.
3. Arg. on a bend G. and 4th as the first.
For his crest a Moor's head banded and tortile arg. Motto —
Watch Wed. Supporters, 2 naked Moors banded about the
head and middle tortile arg. — The 1st and 4th is his paternal!
coat. Second is thought to be the Cameron's arms. Third
is that of Vaus Lord Dirlton.
That the Lord Haliburton bore mascles, appears by the
blazons of an old illuminate book belonging to Henry Fraser
Eoss, herauld painter, which formerly belonged to Joseph
Hume, An. 1654, and to James Workman, An. 1623, and has
been an authentick record in the reigns of Queen Mary and
King James VI.
12 HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
As also by Pont's Book, who was provincial! of Louthian.
As also from two MSS. in the Lyon's Eegister; the one
very old ; the other, done by way of history of the names of
There is to be seen in the hands of Mr Nisbet an old
blazoning book, belonging to the Marquis of Louthian, where
the Lord Haliburton's arms are done as in Fraser's book.
Lord Haliburton is now represented by Pitcurr ; the first
of which family was "Walter Haliburton, a brother of the
family of Dirlton ; as appears by his original charter under
the great Seall, be James, King of Scotland, of the lands of
Gask, Kinrossy, two parts of Pitcurr, and Ballingaffe, in
favours of Walter de Haliburton, son to "Walter de Haliburton
de Dirlton, and his heirs, upon the resignation of Katherin
Chisholme, daughter to Alex 1 de Chisholme, whom he had
married. This charter is dated Febr. 16, 27th year of that
What year this was, and in whose reign, I cannot tell,
whether in King James First's, Third, or Fifth. I apprehend
it to have been granted in the reign of King James the First ;
because we have at that time Walter Haliburton of Dirlton
mentioned in our histories ; so the 27th year of his reign,
reckoning from King Robert's death, is the year 1433.
There is an indenture amongst Pitcur's papers, betwixt the
Lord Fenton on the one part, and Margaret Aird Lady Egglis
and her son and appearand heir, Thomas Chisholme, on the
other part, concerning the division of the lands of Gulas and
Berlue, dated at Kinrossy in the year 1403 ; but from this
no argument can be drawen.
II. Haliburton of Pitcur bears 0. on a bend az. betwixt
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 13
3 boars' heads erased sab. As many lozenges of the first.
An helmett befitting his degree. For his crest a negroe's
head couped be the shoulders. Supporters, two wild cats.
Nott. Mr Fraser's blazoning book gives Pitcur mascles, not
The boars' heads are the Chisholme's arms.
III. George Haliburton of Egliscaim, descended of the
Lord Haliburton. 0. on a bend waved az. 3 lozenges of the
first. For his crest, a boar's head erected proper. Motto —
William Haliburton, his second brother, gives the same,
with this distinction : Bend waved on the upper, and in-
grailed on the nether side.
IV. John Haliburton of ISTewmains, representer of the
family of Myretoun. Or on a bend az. 3 mascles of the first
in the sinister canton; a buckle as the second. For his
crest, a stag gazing proper. Motto — Watch Weell.
That Haliburton of Mertoun bore mascles appears by the
gravestone of John Haliburton, Baron of Mertoun, lying now
That ISTewmainse's predecessors in Driburgh, as well as
the Haliburtons of Murehouselaw, bore them also, appears
by the lintell of the west window of Newmainse's house at
Driburgh, built An. 1572.
From this it appears, that the Laird of Mertoun, now New-
14 HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBUETON.
mainse, bears truly Dirlton's arms, which no other family of
that name does.
William Haliburton, first Laird of Mertoun, took the buckle
as a mark of cadencie, because he was scutifer, i.e., armour-
bearer or carrier of the buckler to the Earle of Douglass,
who, for his good services, gifted him the lands of Mertoun.
Haliburton of Murehouslaw, Cadet of Mertoun, now New-
mainse, has not as yet matriculate his arms, but uses a seall
with Newmains's arms without distinction.
[A blank of a page and a half occurs at this place in the
MS., the next paragraph beginning at the top of a page.]
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBUETON. 15
Sir Andrew Haliburton is slain at the battle of Poictiers, Balfour,
in France, where King John of France was taken. Leslie Drafie.
relates, that severall of our Scotch " non ultimse nobilitatis
viri in Franciam transfretarunt, qui Franco sub Gulielmo
Douglassio militantes, prselio ad Pictavium cum Anglis con-
ferto occubuerunt." — Pag. 243. This battle was fought be-
tween the 1342 and 1363.
In the battle of Nisbetmoore, there was none of note killed Balfour,
but Sir John Haliburton. — An. 1355.
" Duglassius, divisis in mediocres manus regionatim copiis : Buchan.
suos singulis duces, qui, per vices, vel hostium incursiones
prohiberent, vel ipse eos infestarent, dedit. Prima sors
Thomas Haliburtoni Dirltonii fuit : qui satis uberem ex hoste
prsedam, ex agris Bamburgo proximis, retulit." — An. 1400.
Boethius calls this man Thomas Haliburton a Dirlton ;
called in Hume's of Godscroft History, Lord Dirlton.
In the battle of Nisbetmore (the Scotch army commanded Balfour,
by Sir Patrick Heyburn of Hailes), Sir John, and his brother
Sir Thomas Haliburtons, were killed. — An. 1402.
Boethius calls these two brothers John and Thomas only,
Eobert, the Governour, restored to his dignities and lands
George, the traiterous Earle of March ; but before Archibald,
Earle of Douglass, would consent thereto, and quyte the
lordship and castle of Dunbar, he took for himselfe and heirs,
for ever, seasine of the castle of Lochmabin and lordship of
Annandale; and because Walter Halyburton, Lord Dirlton,
son-in-law to the Governour (having married his daughter
Isabell, Countess of Boss), did mediat the reconciliation
betwixt the Governour and the Earle, for his he had
16 HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
40 ub land of Brigeam ere the Earle could gett his 'pardon
past.— An. 1409.
Joeth. William Haliburton surprised the castle of Warck, and
\n. 1417. put all the garrison to the sword; but, not long after, some
of the English entered the castle by the conduit that lies
betwixt that castle and Tweed, and opened the gates, where-
upon more entered, and in reprisall putt all to the sword.
)rafie. Sir John Haliburton went to France with John Stewart,
Earle of Buchan, and Archibald Douglass, Earl of Wintoun.
)rafie. An. 1422. Sir John Haliburton killed at the battle of
Cravant, in Burgundy.
5alfour. An. 1424. King James I., in his first Parliament, arrested
Murdoch, Duke of Albany, his cousin, with 27 others, one
whereof is Walter Haliburton of Dirlton. — Hume of Gods-
ialfour. An. 1525. King James V. made choice of the Lord Haly-
burton for one of his counsellours.
3alfour. An. 1437. King James II. made choice for one of his
counsellours of Walter Haliburton, treasurer.
Buchan. " Prorex Scotorum veritus, ne, si ipse tanto circumstrepente
undique tumultu nichil moliretur, animos suorum labefactatos
penitus dejiceret, Brochteam arcem obsedit, ac post tertium
fere mensem nulla memorabili re gesta suos abduxit, relicto
cum centum equitibus Jacobo Haliburtono juvene impigro,
qui vicina loca infesta redderet, et commeatus terrestres in
Brochteam : et praesidium, quod in colle vicino Angli com-
rnunierant, inferre prohiberet." — An. 1548.
Leslie relates the same.
Balfour. James Haliburton, provest of Dundee, recovered Broughty
Castle from the English. — An. 1550.
Balfour. An. 1563. When Queen Mary past the act of indemnity,
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBUETON. 17
amongst those that were named to judge who were to have
the benefite thereof was Mr James Halliburton, tutor of
Pitcur, and provest of Dundee.
An. 1558. "Kegina, Jaoobum Haliburtonum, Taoduni Buchan.
Preefectum, jussit Pauluni Meffanium comprehensum ad se
mittere : verurn is, ab eodem prsefecto admonitus, ut tempori
paulum cederet, oppido excessit."
This James Haliburton subscrives the first book of Dis-
cipline. — An. 1560.
" Prorea;e Mattheo Stewarto Leviniae Comite. — Igitur Pa- Buohan.
. . p. 671.
tricio Lendesio, et Gulielmo Euveno supremi Ordinis, et
Jacobo Hahburtono, Prsefecto Taoduni, prsemissis, ut, quanta
possent celeritate, assumpta juventute Taoduni et Perthi,
"Vespere, cum Eegii, victoria lseti, se reciperent, Jacobus Buehan.
Haliburtonus, vir bonus, ac rei militaris peritus, qui omnibus
peditum copiis praeerat, cum ab agmine suorum, quod cogebat,
longiuscule abesset, a turma equitum, cum dubia luce, cujus
partis essit, dignosci non possit, in compito quodam exceptus,
in urbem ductus est."
An. 1560. "In hac trepidatione, certa clades omnibus Buehan.
imminebat, nisi duces, eequato cum ceteris periculo, ex equis
descendissent. Cum illis, pud or multos retinuit : in his, fuit
Alex r Haliburtonus, Centurio, juvenis strenuus, et in causa
Beligionis instaurandse acer. Is cum, gravi vulnere accepto,
in manus hostium venisset, multis ab eis plagis lethaliter
sauciatus, brevi post moritur."
18 H1ST0EY OF THE NAME OF HALIBUETON.
A little before the battle of Duplin, "William Eamsie of
Dalhousie, made an inroad into England, and in bis return
was attacked, and John Haliburton, one of bis company,
In all our bistories we never find any family of tbe name
of Haliburton, but that of Diiiton. What these Sir Thomas,
Sir John, Walter, and John Haliburtons, knights, were, —
whether the predecessors of Thomas Haliburton, designed of
Dirlton, or of some other family in Eife, or elsewhere, I
When the Family of Dirlton were made Lords.
In order to discuss this question, it is necessary to premise
something concerning the originall of that title in Scotland.
Craig, in bis book De Feudis, p. 79. — " In the beginning
they were only Barons, but tbe name of Lord came from
hence : all Barons were obliged to give their presence in
Parliament, but when they were all there, it being impossible
to collect their suffrages because of their multitude, one or
two were chosen from every province to treat with the king
about the affairs of the kingdom. At first those of the
greatest dignity and experience in affairs were delegated and
called by the name of Lords ; but after ages growing more
degenerate, and parliaments becoming more frequent, because
most controversies were decided in them, the lesser Barons
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 19
were not able to bear the charge of attending ; and hence it
came to pass, that those who had most riches were delegated
instead of those who had most experience; and so those
richer Barons retained that dignity during life. And as
mankind is always prone to flattery, they retained the name
when the parliament was up ; and their heirs, being possessed
of the same estates, were unwilling to part with the name.''
Hence it is y* we find the Haliburtons called by some
Lord, by others Laird, of Dirlton or Haliburton.
The first in our historie designed Dirlton is Thomas
Haliburton; called by Buchanan, Thomas Haliburton Dirl-
tonius ; by Hector Boethius, Thomas Haliburton a Dirlton ;
and Hume of- Godscroft, who has it from the Book of Paslie,
calls him Lord Dirlton. — An. 1401.
Next is Walter Haliburton, called by Balfour, Lord Dirlton,
1409 ; afterwards in An. 1424, called Walter Haliburton
only ; by Hume of Godscroft, Lord Dirlton.
And, lastly, we have Lord Halyburton, by Balfour, one of
King James the Fifth's counsellours. — An. 1525.
This Lord Haliburton, or his son, having had no sons, his
three daughters were heirs portioners ; eldest ajof was mar-
ried to John, Earl of Gowrie ; one to George Ker of Faldoun-
side ; and one also to the Earl of Hume : so here is an end
of that family.
Earl of Gowrie, as having married the eldest daughter,
bore the Haliburtons' arms quarterly.
Halyburton, or Haliburton : — The original! of this name
is uncertain; probably at first they've been only Burtons,
and come from England with Malcolme Kenmore, or with
Edgar Atheling, about the year of our Lord 1160; but since
20 HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
there can be nothing determined as to its etymology, but
what is conjectural!, I shall pass it.
I find none of y l name in any MS. untill the year 1250.
[Cartulary of]* Kelso.
In the Cartulary of Kelso, a MS. to be seen in the Advo-
cats' Library at Edin r , I find severals of y* name, either
donators, confirmers of, or witnesses to donations.
Fol. 52 1. Confirmation be Philippus de Haliburton, son of Wil-
Cartulary. lelmus de Haliburton, miles, of the lands of Melorstane,
granted be David Graham, and umq" Ada de Fauns, his
mother's brother, to the Abbacy of Kelso; as also a grant
be the s d Philippus of the old bridge on the rivulet of
Fol. 58. 2. Carta super pastura foed. de Molle, by Eichard de
Lincolne, dated An. 1250, Dominus Henricus de Halyburton,
Super 4 acras terrae in tenemento de Molle. Ada de
Eoule et Johanna "Wyschard sponsa sua filia et hseres quon-
dam Henrici de Halyburton militis -f-
Carta super quasdam possessiones in territorio de Molle
per Wilhelmum de Vesa. Henricus de Haliburton testis.
Fol. 71. 3. Carta super terras et libertates in tenemento de Molle
per Henricum Dominum de Haliburton, confirming the grant
* The words in brackets are not in the MS.
+ The sense is here imperfect in the MS.
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 21
of Cecilia, daughter of Eschrew Domini de Molle, and Gilbert
AvenelL miles, her heir, to the s d abbacy, An. 1270.
4. Carta Eustachi de Vesa de xx solidis in molendinum de
Sproustoun, fol. 85. Waltero de Halyburton teste.
5. Carta confirmationis super ecclesiam de Haliburton per Fol. 107.
Davidem filium Domini de Truce,* et altera super Capellam
de Halyburton per eundem, fol. 107.
Confirmatio super Capellam de Halyburton per Philippum
de Halyburton, teste Henrico de Halyburton, milite.
6. Eesignatio super jus et clameum in Capellam de Haly- Fol. 108.
burton per Philippum de Halyburton, An. 1261.
Eesignatio super terram q m Adam Long tenuit in territorio
de Home ; Domino Henrico de Halyburton teste.
Cartulary of Driburgh.
Wilhelmus de Vallibus grants the patronage of the Kirke No. 22.
of Golyne to the Abbacy of Driburgh.
Joannes de Vallibus his son, confirms the fores d gift, in
King Alexander's reign.
Wilhelmus de Vallibus, for the liberty to build a chappell ^°- 29.
at Dirlton, gives the nomination of the chaplane to the Viccar
of Golyne. And this chaplane was suspended or deposed by
the viccar; and gave yearly as an acknowledgment to the
s a viccar, 1 lib. of frankincense.
Confirmatio de Snalldoun cum pertinentiis, per Joannem
Maitland Dominum de Thirlstane, filium Eoberti Maitland
* This name, De Truce, is written very indistinctly in the MS.
22 HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
quondam Doroinum ejusdem, ecclesise St Marise de Driburgh.
Henrico de Haliburton, milite, teste.
Confirmation be Patrick, Earle of March, of all the dona-
tions made be his predecessors to the Abbacy of Driburgh ;
Henrico de Haliburton, milite, teste, An. 1318.
Carta Wilhelmi de Felton super uno burgagio in villa de
Eoxburgh et 10 solidis ibidem annuatim levand. Biehardo
de Eutherford Domino ejusdem teste.
Wilhelmus Felton super preedictis burgagio et decern solidis
annuatim ; testibus Domino Ade de Halyburton, Eichardo de
Eutherford Domino ejusdem, Joanne Barnard Domino de
From all which it appears, 1 st . That Philippus de Hali-
burton, son of Wilhelmus de Halyburton, acquyred the lands
of Melorstane from David Graham, and Ada de Faunes, his
mother's brother, and that probably before the 1250.
2°. That Philippus de Halyburton, An. 1261, bought, or
otherwayes had right to, the lands of Haliburton, since he
confirms the donations made formerly of the church and
chappell of Halyburton, be Patriot, Earle of Dunbar, and one
De Truce,* to the Abbacy of Kelso.
3 i0 . Henricus (probably Philip's son) Dominus de Haly-
burton, possessed the lands of MoUe, since we have him con-
firming the grant of Cecilia, daughter of Eschrew Domini de
MoUe, and Gilbert Avenell, miles, her heir, An. 1270.
The other Halyburtons, witnesses, viz. Henricus de Haly-
burton, miles, Walterus de Haliburton, Dominus Henricus de
Halyburton, Dominus Ade de Halyburton, have been of
* See preceding page.
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 16
Philippus de Halyburton, that first acquyred the lands of
Haly burton, his family.
In order to let it be understood how and when they
acquired right to the lands of Dirlton, it is fit to give some
account of Vaus, Lord Dirlton.
Vaus is an English name. William the Conqueror ban- Leslie.
ished all the friends of Edgar Atheling from England, An. Malcolme
1066 ; amongst others Vaus was one. How he came to the re ig n .
lands of Dirlton, whether be grant or gift from Bang Malcolm,
— for severals of these exiles had gift of lands from y 4 king,
as Leslie relates,— or otherways, is not certain.
It appears by the Cartulary of Driburgh, that Wilhelmus
de Vallibus granted the patronage of Golyne to y* Abbacy,
which his son, Joannes de Vallibus, confirmed in King Alex-
Wilhelmus de Wallibus built the chappell of Dirlton.
Alexander de Wallibus Dominus de Dirlton, granted the
l 8 . land of Elbottle and Stadfield to the s d abbacy, and con-
firmed all former donations.
Pope Gregory confirmed all the donations made be the
s a Vaus to the fores 4 Abbacie. This must have been betwixt
the 1214 and 1249 ; for we have Gregory IX. contemporary
with King Alexander II., and Gregory X. with Alexander
One of the successors of Philippus de Halyburton, and his
son Henricus Dominus de Halyburton, married the heiress of
Lord Dirlton. This is clear, because Halyburton, afterwards
Lord Dirlton or Halyburton, quartered the Vaus's arms, which
were Arg. a Bend G.
At what time this marriage was, is very uncertain. That
HISTORY OF THE NAME OF HALIBTJRTON.
it was betwixt the year 1270 and 1400, is undoubted ; for in
the 1400, we have Sir Thomas of Dirlton mentioned in our
It seems probable that this marriage was betwixt the year
1270 and 1332, because then we have Sir Thomas Halybur-
ton killed in the battle betwixt Mar, y e prorex for King
David Bruce, and Edward Baliol, near Perth, An. 1332.
This Sir Thomas has been one of Sir Thomas of Dirlton's
A Relation of Severall of the Name of Haliburton mentioned
in our Scotch Histories.
Sir Thomas Halyburton, killed in the battle betwixt Mar
the prorex, in the reign of David Bruce, and Edward Baliol,
near Perth, 1332.
Sir John Haliburton, following the Earle of Murray, Gover-
nour, adhered to King David's interest, An. 1336.
Sir John Haliburton revolted from the King of England,
and submitted to David, An. 1338.
Sir John Haliburton slain at the battle of Durham, where
King David Bruce was taken prisoner. Buchanan makes this
battle to have been fought, An. 1342 ; Leslie, 1348 ; Drafie,
Sir Walter Haliburton was killed at Durham, in England,
where King David was made prisoner, 1346.
A SHORT HISTORY
HALIBURTONS IN DRIBURGH.
The old papers, those especially concerning the law-suit
betwixt Abbot James Stewart and David Haliburton in Dri-
buxgh, have afforded the matter of this History ; which must
needs be lame and incornpleat, since our predecessours have
neglected to transmit any account of themselves to their
posterity ; and contracts of marriages, testaments, and bonds
of provision, whereby not only the elder, but also all the
younger children might have been particularly known, were
not usuall at those times amongst persons of small estates.
William Haliburton, descended, as is supposed, of the Lord
Haliburton or Dirlton, by gift from the Earle of Douglass
(in which gift the said William is designed Scutifer suus),
for his good service to the said Earle in England, was infeft
in the lands of Myreton. At what time this William came
of Lord Haliburton, or his predecessours, is altogether un-
known. 'Tis thought, however, the two brothers, John and
Hew Haliburtons, who had a quarrell against one Eutherford,
protected by the Lord Colving, and who slew the s d Lord and
26 HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DEYBUKGH.
Butherford together, were some of his predecessours ; since
two brothers so named are not to be found amongst his suc-
Hector William Haliburton, who by surprise possessed himselfe of
An. 1417'. the Castle of Warcke, has been probably one of "William of
Mertoun's predecessours; but could not well be himself,
since he lived in the year 1502, as appears by an instrument,
where Bo* Langlands dispones a tenement in Lawder to
Oliver Edgar, reserving an annuity of five shillings Scots to
William Haliburton of Mertoun.
Vid. Pro- William Haliburton, of Mertoun, had four sons; Walter,
and an in- who succeeded him, Laird of Mertoun, David, George, and
of Re- B William Haliburtons.
of Lands' -^ cann 't he determined by any of the writs of this process,
toimfrae nor ^ an y °ther I eveT yet saw, whether David Haliburton
the Laird i n Driburgh, or George in Murehouslaw, was eldest brother.
knows, te In letters of Lawborrows against Abbot and Convent, being
Walter to ' &
Halibur- marked No. 6 th in the Inventary, George Haliburton is named
of Mer- before David. But in the Submission, mark'd No. 10, in the
Inventary, David is preferred to John, George's son ; as also
in the Procuratory, David and his five sons are named before
John, George's son, and his brother's bairns ; so that we have
here the Haliburtons in Driburgh twice preferred for those in
Murehouslaw's once. The deference naturally due to uncles,
who are in place of parents, might have been the ground of
the Halliburtons in Driburgh's preference to those of Mure-
houslaw, as well as their being principally concerned in the
plea ; so that no conclusive argument can be drawn there-
I. David Haliburton, in Driburgh, married Euphane
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUEGH. 27
Gledstanes, daughter to the Baron of Gledstanes, his too near
kinswoman ; and finding that his marriage, by reason of their
propinquity, without the Pope's dispensation, could not be
valid, he petitioned the holy See for to obtain the same, and
procured letters from Cardinall Ludovic, dated at Eome 4
Ides of July, first year, Pope Julius the Second, that is, of
our Lord 1503, directed to the Archbishop of St Andrews ;
where, after having narrated that David Haliburton and the
said Euphane were but four degrees remote, and for all that
had been married, he ordered the said Archbishop to dissolve
the foresaid marriage, give 'em dispensation to marry anew,
and declare their bairns to be procreat of the said marriage
legitime. But in regard by mistake the Cardinall's letter
made 'em four degrees remote, whereas the one was only
three, the other four, from tbe common stock, he obtained
other letters from the Cardinall, dated 6 Ides July, second
year of Pope Julius the Second, confirming his former to the
said Archbishop, notwithstanding the mistake; in compliance
wherewith, the Archbishop granted his dispensation, dated at
Edinburgh, Nov. 23, 1504.
David had five sons, Walter, Thomas, James, Archbald,
and Henry Haliburtons ; as appears by the procuratory. He
got assignation from his father to all the tacks he had of the
Abbacie of Dryburgh. He possessed also, by vertue of a
tack from the Earle of Home, the teynd sheaves of Mertoun,
paying yearly therefore six chalder of victuall. — Vid. Tack,
'Tis proper in this place to give a short account of that
plea, betwixt Abbot James Stewart and the Haliburtons;
28 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBUKGH.
since thereby we may not only learn what lands the Hali-
burtons at that time possessed in Driburgh, but may also
observe with what force and vigour, by their unanimitie and
concord, they withstood and opposed the powerfull insulting
Abbot and his Convent.
No. I. in James, Abbot of Driburgh, charges David Haliburton, there,
cess, to compear before the Councell at Edinburgh, 21st March,
1532, to answer for his wrongous intromission with, — ■
1. The corn-mill of Driburgh and her duties, with the
mill -croft, extending to 100 merks yearlie, which they might
2. New orchard near the brew-house of the said Abbay ;
and a land and tenement within a orchard and yard, lying
within the foresaid toun ; and of three fore-houses and tallies
contiguous ; duties thereof extending to 40 lib. yearlie, and
9 kain fowlls at 9 pennies per piece.
3. Five merk lands in Mertoun ; maills thereof extending
to 5 merks money, 3 doz. fowlls; and ilk 5 years 5 lib.
grassum, that is 20 sh. yearlie.
4. Common stable, corn-house, and closs of Driburgh;
maills thereof 5 bib. yearlie.
5. Cutting, away-taking the wood and broom; defferring
to pay the Abbot therefore; amounting yearlie to 10 lib.
6. Withholding to pay 12 bolls meall, yearlie, for the teinds
And all that for the space of 8 years, extending yearlie to
105 merks, 56 lib., 12 bolls meall, 3 doz. and 9 kain fowlls.
II. For preventing, I warrant, the trouble, as well as charges
of a law-suit, the Abbot, by his hand-writing, and David Hali-
burton, by his commission to his two sons, Walter and
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUEGH. 29
Thomas, who compeared personally, submitted the whole
matter to the King's Majestie; who, at Striveline, the 8th
day of May, 1535, gave his decreet ; mentioning, That whereas
we have been advised, and knowing the saids gentlemen, the
Haliburtons, to be leil and true honest men, long servants
unto the said Abbay, and good Borderers against England ; do
therefore decree and ordain, that they shall be repossessed,
and brouk and Joyce the tacks and steedings they had of the
said Abbay, payand the use and wont; and that
they shall be good servants to the said Venerable Father,
likeas they and their predecessours were to the said Vener-
able Father and his predecessours; and he a good master
Upon which decreet, letters were raised to inputt the Hali- III.
burtons in their steadings, May 12th, same year.
In putting which letters in execution, they met with some IV.
opposition from the Abbot. For second letters of summonds
are raised be the Abbot against the Haliburtons, for their
wrongous, violent, and masterfull ejection, and outputting,
be themselves, their servants, and accomplices, of the said
1. From the mill; for taking away the mill graith, to 10
lib. value ; for lying still the said mill, to 40 lib. damage.
2. For skaith done to their tennents in Mertoun, extending
to 40 lib.
3. For sowing the new orchard with bear after it had been
tilled, harrowed, and sowen with bear be them ; loss 20 lib.
4. For stramping, eating wheat, hemp, leeks, onions, mus-
tard, fruit-trees, within the yards and place of Driburgh,
occupyed be Patrick Purves, Chamberlane ; damage 20 lib.
Loss, in all, 80 lib. Scots.
30 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DEYBUEGH.
All this was done on the 12th of May, in putting the
King's letters in execution.
V. On the 22d of June, the Halihurtons procured letters from
the King to the Councell, declaring how it had been sub-
mitted to him, and discharging 'em to meddle therein.
VI. 14th July, the Haliburtons, dreading bodily harm of the
said Abbot and his Convent, obtained letters of Lawborrows
vii. 12th of August, they presented the King's letter to the
Councell, whereupon they referred the whole matter to his
Majestie, and meddled no more therein.
rill. 22d August, there were second letters raised on the King's
decreet to inputt the Haliburtons in their possessions, and to
make good any loss they had sustained, and, upon refusall,
to denounce the said Abbot to the horn ; and, upon disobed-
ience, on the 2d of September, they were accordingly de-
IX. July 14, 1536. There was a submission subscrived by
the Abbot and the Haliburtons of all compts and reckonings,
unto four Lords of Session, and the King as oversman, at
X. Melross ; and on the 18th of July thereafter, a procuratory
signed be all the Haliburtons, to Walter and
Thomas, David's sons, to appear in name of the rest, and
This submission reconciled all differences ; and, to make it
more sure, there was a marriage concluded betwixt Walter,
David's eldest son, and Elizabeth Stewart, the Abbot's
daughter, which was shortly thereafter solemnized.
Here is the end of this plea, carried on by both parties
with all the art and heat imaginable, and decided at last in
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH. 31
favours of the Haliburtons, in spiglit of tile Abbot, and all
the interest and friends clergymen usually have.
"We have no more account of David, wherefore we come to
Walter Haliburton was married to Elizabeth Stewart, An. 1537
and had by her one daughter, named Elizabeth.
Thomas, finding that his brother Walter had no more
children, and that his brother's inheritance would thereby
fall into strangers, if not timely prevented, took opportunity
to represent this to his brother; upon which there was a
meeting of friends, where it was resolved that Walter's
daughter should be married by their advice; that Thomas
should pay her tocher-good, which at that time no doubt was
condescended on; and that Thomas should succeed him in
his lands and estate ; whereupon Thomas took instruments,
and required his brother's performance, Aprile 4th, An. 1559,
After this, Elizabeth Haliburton was taken away by the
Abbot, and married at Stirling to Alexander Erskeen, a
brother, as it's said, of Balgony, at that time a servant to the
said Abbot ; which was taken in so bad part by the Hali-
burtons, that the Abbot and they could not live, in peace
together, till at length it was concludit by friends, that the
Abbot should few to George Haliburton, Thomas's son, [and]
the heirs-maill, these lands which appertained to his grand-
father ; and so George was the first fewar in Driburgh.
Alexander Erskeen gott by his marriage with Elizabeth,
daughter to Walter Haliburton of Sheilfeild, all and haill the
32 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DRYBUUGH.
lands of Nether Sheilfeild; as appears from a precept be
David, Commendator of Driburgh, for infefting tbe foresaid
Alexander in tbe saids lands, proceeding upon a charter ot
resignation be the said Walter, to whom these lands did
appertain, dated 27th September, 1559. He had also by her
four acres of land, ■with the pertinents ; tbe New Orchard ;
one acre of Officer-lands, lying betwixt the Locbftat and
Bemarsyde ; a house and onsted, with a acre of land called
Walker's Croft ; a croft called Lye-Hill ; a yard called Wal-
wort's Yard; a yard called James Wallis; with two corn
yards ; as they are particularly designed in an instrument of
seasine be David, Commendator, to Alexander Erskeene and
Elizabeth Haliburton, relative to a precept of the same date,
be the said David, bearing to be contained in the end of a
charter be him to the said Alexander. But beside all this,
it is evident be David Commendator's charter, dated 1581, to
Ralph. the foresaid Alexander Erskeen* that he had by her two yards
in the Byregreen ; a piece of waste land lying on the west
side of the Mantlewall ; also four acres farm land lying run-
rig in the toun of Driburgh ; with an acre called the Cross-
acre, and Hagg's lands ; as also all and haill the eleven merk
land in Mertoun. All which lands were disponed to the
heirs of the said Alexander, failzeing heirs to be procreat of
the said marriage.
This Alexander was the first of the Erskeens of Sheilfeild,
who, as it appears by what has been just now said, had all
his lands by his marriage with Elizabeth Haliburton. It
argues, then, more of ingratitude than reason in the succes-
tke Jorf^r W ° rd >r Un l de, :- soored ' a * d ° n «w margin of the manuscript
the word Ralph ls written, which seems to infer a doubt whether Alexander
or Ralph be the Christian name of the Erskeen mentioned I the text
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DRYBURGH. 33
sours of this Alexander to dispute the precedency with New-
mainse; especiallie if it be considered, that George Hali-
burton, one of Newmainse's predecessours, had his charter of
feu-farm from the Abbot, An. 1562 ; whereas Alexander
Erskeen obtained not his till the year 1581. And Thomas,
one of George's successours, had his charter under the broad
seall after the generall surrender, An. 1634, whereas Sheilfield
had not his till 1649.
II. Thomas Haliburton, Walter's brother, and David's
second son, was made principal! forester of the wood of Dri-
burgh by Abbot James Stewart, for his bypast faithfull and
gratuitous service ; for which he had paid him, yearlie, eight
bolls bear, and the bark of all the trees cutt in the said wood.
This is plain from an instrument, No. 3. in old papers.
Mr David Brodie, regular chanon and viccar of Gulane,
dispones a house and yard in Driburgh, and gives 120 lambs,
payable in three years, that is 40 lambs yearlie, with 40 lib.
money, and cloths to the value of 20 lib. to Thomas Hali-
burton, in name of tocher with Elizabeth Pennie, aunt to the
said Mr David, and spouse to the said Thomas. — An. 1539.
John, Commendator of Driburgh, grants to Thomas Hali-
burton, and Elizabeth, his spouse, a liferent tack of four
onsteds and acres of land, payand for two of the saids acres
merk's a piece, and for the other two, 20 sh. Scots each. —
"Who this Elizabeth Pennie was whom Thomas married is
not certain, but we find severalls of that name, particularly
two, one Hew, the other James, Pennies, portioners in Dri-
burgh; and also one Isabell Pennie, married to Andrew
Piddle in St Boswells ; as appears by a charter be the Com-
34 HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBTJRGH.
mendator of Driburgh to her in liferent, and her son Andrew
Eiddle in fee, of the mill and mill-lands in St Boswells,
dated at Driburgh, May 10, 1579, whereto- George Hali-
burton is witness. This Isabell has perhaps been a sister of
By Dean William Watson Chamberlan's discharge, it ap-
pears that Thomas had in tack the following lands : —
Teynd Acres in Driburgh, paying therefore of bear,
Ferm Land, ...
James Pennie, Barber's Land,
In all, . .204
And besides, the Whitsunday maill of Driburgh mill, ten
nierks ; and for onsteds occupied be him, he paid 34 lib. 4d.
Thomas had six sons, George, Walter, Andrew or David,
called Viccar of Gulane (he was grandfather to Alexander
Haliburton that bought Innerleith), William, James, and
Henry Haliburton, David's fifth son, possessed the wester
halfe of Fairningtoun, be vertue of the Young's tack. He
was killed by George Butherford of Fairningtoun, who was
obliged by the Haliburtons to pay 60 merks for the said
bloodshed, to Thomas, Henrie's son. But I shall give a more
full account of this family elsewhere.
III. George Haliburton, son to Thomas, was married
to Agnes Haliburton, daughter to John Haliburton of Mure-
David, Conimendator of Driburgh, granted a charter of
feu-farm to Elizabeth Pennie, Thomas's relict, in liferent, and
to George Haliburton, her son, in fee, of the mill, mill lands,
HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBURGH., 35
and multures of the lands and teynds in the paroch of
Mertoun, and parsonage teynds in Lessudden, belonging to
the said monastery, as also of the Forester's acre and lie
Malthouse-wallis, without any claim of right or intromission
with the wood of Driburgh ; — all and haill the Farm-lands in
Driburgh; five-merk lands in Mertoun; with four acres of
land in Driburgh, with houses and pertinents.; and all to be
holden of the said Commendator and his successors, abbots of
the said monastery, for the yearly payment of 61 merks
money, three dozen and a half poultry, and 21 threavs straw.
Tis to be observed, that this charter is granted with the
following provision, That the said Elizabeth Pennie, her son
George, and their heirs, shall behave themselves so towards
us, our factors and servants, especiallie Alexander Erskeen
and Mr William Wilson, as not to molest or injure them,
under the pain of loseing this present infeftment. This
clause seems to have proceeded from the Haliburtons' re-
sentment of the injury done them by the Abbot, in Elizabeth
Haliburton's marriage with Alexander Erskeen.
George, after this, in the year 1572, built a house for
himselfe near the mill at Driburgh ; and caused cutt the
Laird of Mertoun's arms for himselfe and his wife Agnes
upon the lintell of the west window of the said house.
In the year 1581, he obtained a charter from David,
Commendator of the Milne-haugh and Chingill contiguous
the New Orchard and Walker's Croft, as also of the parson-
age teinds of the said Mill-haugh, and of five acres of land
in Driburgh belonging to the said George, to be holden of the
said Abbot for yearly payment of five merks.
King James the Sixth, An. 1585, confirmed both these
charters in favours of George Haliburton.
36 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH.
G-eorge possessed, be virtue of a nineteen years' tack from
Alexander Lord Hume, the teynd sheaves of the lands of
Whitalls, Lady-Part, and Burngrange, with Nether Sheilfeild
(whilk lands, as it is expressed in the tack, the said George
and his predecessours had possessed thir many years bygone),
for which he paid yearlie ten pound Scots. This tack com-
menced, An. 1587.
'Tis doubted whether Andrew Haliburton, named witness
in a precept of Clare Constat be Sir John Turnbull to Walter
Ker of Hirsell, dated at Driburgh, An. 1573, was a brother
of George's or not.
George had two sons, James and John Haliburtons, but no
daughters that we read of.
George lived till the 1606 year of our Lord.
IV. James Haliburton, George's eldest son, was married
to Margaret Haig, daughter to Eobert Haig of Beemerside, as
appears by their contract, signed at Beemerside and Driburgh
20th January, 1591, whereby Bobert Haig binds himself e to
pay to the said James 700 merks money, and thirles the
corns growing on the Mains and Lands of Beemerside to
James had, by his wife Margaret, a daughter, named
Margaret, in the year 1593, and a son, Thomas, in the year
1597, and two other sons, John and James.
George Haliburton entered into a contract with Bo' Haig
of Beemerside ; be vertue whereof, George was to be infefted
in the Mainse of Beemerside, and to possess the samen, ay
and whill the lawf all redemption thereof be the payment of
1800 merks money. This was done in the year 1600.
It appears, by the bounds of the lands specified in the said
HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBURGH. 37
contract, that it was Nether Mainse, the same almost as
presently possest by Newmainse, wherein George was infeft.
James Haig of Beemerside, in the year 1606, binds him-
selfe to observe and keep the foresaid contract in its haill
heads and clauses, and finds Ealph Erskeen cantioner ; and,
in the year also 1609, he renews both the said contracts, and
obliges himselfe to reiterate and confirm them, as also to
infeft John Haliburton, George's second son, as assigney
lawfullie constitute thereto, in the lands of Nether Mainse.
For the performance whereof Thomas M'Dougall of Stodrig
and David Pringle of Hownam are cautioners.
And now James Haig having abstracted his multures of
the crop 1609, James Haliburton caused inhibite him the
year thereafter. Whereupon matters were accommodate.
James died in the year 1613, as appears by a grave-stone
lying in Newmains's buriall-place at Dryburgh.
John Haliburton, James's brother, was, An. 1610, as as-
signey to his father George, infeft in the lands of the Nether
Mainse of Beemerside ; which he possessed till the year 1622,
when he disponed them to William Gledstanes; and the
foresaid William made them over to Thomas Haliburton,
portioner of Driburgh, in the year 1625.
He was married to Barbara Bruce, daughter to Ninian
Bruce, brother to Archibald Bruce of Pousouls, and chamber-
lain in Dryburgh, by whom he had his son George. John,
by this marriage, gott i part of his father-in-law Ninian
Bruce's lands, which he sold to Ealph Erskeen ; and the said
Ealph sold them, An. 1625, to Thomas Haliburton in Dri-
What became of John, his son George, and their posterity
after this, I know not.
38 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUJRTONS IN DKYBUKGH.
* This John died before the year 1625 ; for George, his
son, portioner in D., grants a bond to Eobert Milne, coble-
man, for 20 lib. Scots, with consent of his curators, Thomas
Halyburton, and John, his brother-german, and Andrew
Home, portioner in Eidpath, dated 21st January, 1625.
V. Thomas Halibukton, son and heir to James, born An.
1597, and but sixteen years old at his father's death, being,
by reason of Ms minority and non-age, incapable to manage
his affairs, he choosed for his curators William Ker appearand
of Zair, Mr William Haig of Beeinerside, John Haliburton
appearand of Murehouslaw, and John Haliburton in Dri-
Margaret Haliburton, Thomas's sister, born An. 1593, was,
on March 28, 1617, married to John Erskeen of Sheilfeild;
and the said John, by the contract of the same date, for the
payment of 2700 merks of tocher, is bound to infeft the said
Margaret in all his lands in Driburgh and Sheilfeild, with
their pertinents, for her lyfe-rent, reserving only the principal
house, yards, dove-coat, and office-houses, in Driburgh, to his
King James VI. having, An. 1587, annexed the haill
temporality of the Kirke to the crown, he thereafter, An.
1605, granted and disponed by charter, under his great seal,
to John, Earle of Mar, all the lands and baronies that per-
tained of old to the Priory of Inchmachom, and Abbacies of
Driburgh and Cambuskenneth, which he united into one
baronie, to be called the Lordship and Barony of Cardrose ;
which grant the Parliament holden at Perth, An. 1606, rati-
* This paragraph, which is written in the same hand on the margin of the
MS., appears to have been inserted at a subsequent period.
HISTOEY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DEYBUEGH. 39
fied and confirmed ; so that by this erection of the Monastery
of Driburgh into a temporall lordship, the Earles of Marr
came to be superiours, in place of the Abbots ; and be vertue
hereof, John, Earle of Marr, granted a precept of Clare Con-
stat, for infefting Thomas Haliburton, oye and heir to George
Haliburton, in the lands and mill contained in the first
charter, as also another precept for infefting him in the
Mill-haugh; both dated 24th December, 1621.
Thomas was married to Marie Haliburton, eldest lawfull
daughter to John Haliburton of Mertoun, as appears by their
marriage contract, of the date 16th March, 1625 ; by which
contract, Thomas is obliged, for the payment of 3000 merks
money, in name of tocher-good, to infeft and sease the said
Marie in the just halfe of the mill and all his lands, for her
life-rent. 'Tis to be observed, that the Laird of Mertoun
signs in this contract Mairton; as also in a charter be
Thomas Haliburton to Marie Haliburton of certain lands, in
1635, he signs Mairton, witnes.
Mnian Bruce, chamberlane to the Commendator of Dri-
burgh, possessed 38 acres of land in the town of Driburgh,
as also 21 acres more in the said town, in all 59 acres, with
the pertinents, together also with the passage-boat, and fish-
ing upon the water of Tweed ; who having had no sons, infeft
his six daughters heirs-portioners in his lands.
John Haliburton, having right by his marriage with Bar-
bara Bruce, Ninian's daughter, to £ P art ; s °ld ^ to Ralph
Erskeen, who, An. 1625, resold it to Thomas Haliburton.
Jean and Mary Braces, daughters to the said Ninian,
dispone, with consent of Alexander Kirktoun, spouse to the
said Jean, and Thomas Alison, spouse to the said Mary, their
f parts in favours of Thomas Haliburton in Driburgh and
40 HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBURGH.
John Erskeen of Sheilfeild, to be equally divided betwixt
them, An. 1630. So by this means, Thomas has right to
two-sixth parts of the said Ninian's lands.
Thomas procured a charter of resignation in his favours
under the great seal, relative to the generall act of surrender,
of all and haill his mill and lands, which the said charter,
bearing date 12th July, 1634, at more length specifies.
An. 1637, David Haig, of Beemerside, dispones the lands
of Over and Neither-Mainses, with Moroden, to Thomas
Haliburton, whereof he obtained a charter under the great
seal, dated 16th January, 1638. And at this time he took
first the title of ISTewmainse.
Anno 1661, Thomas raised a process before the regalitie of
Melross against the fewars of Lessuden for their thirle
multures, amounting to six chalder victual! yearly ; whereof,
in regard they were distinct from the rentall boll payable to
the tituler, and had been in use to be paid to the Abbot's
mill, and whereto he had by his charter good right, he craved
not only the payment in time coming, but all bygones
resting unpaid. The year following, the fewars fearing lest a
decreet be decerned against 'em, advocat ; whereon there was
nothing materiall done afterwards.
A more particular information of this business may be
had from severall papers under Thomas's own hand.
Thomas had, by his wife Mary Haliburton, three sons,
John, David, and William Haliburtons, and three daughters,
Janet, Margaret, and Elizabeth.
Thomas Haliburton, of Newmains, died upon Thursday,
30th of January, 1673 years.
Mary Haliburton, his spouse, died upon the 7th day of
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DRYBURGH. 41
Margaret, his sister (vid. p. 38), had, with John Erskeen
of Sheilfield, two sons, James and William Erskeens, and
daughters. She died, Saturday 12th of De-
cember, 1668, and her husband, John Erskeen, died on
Monday 16th December, 1672.
James Haliburton, brother to the said Thomas, born An.
, was cruelly murdered in Beemerside wood, after the
following manner : — A partie of soldiers, consisting of 16 or
17, came from their quarters at Lawder, on the 15th of
March, 1651, to Driburgh; where, after having committed
many insolences, and particularly by wounding John Erskeen,
and one of his sons, .... of the said partie, on their return,
having been informed that Thomas Haliburton in Beemerside
was in the wood, came to the top of the brae above the said
wood ; and, dismounting, two of them came down to the brae
foot, where finding James Haliburton, brother to the said
Thomas, and John, Thomas's son, notwithstanding their de-
manding quarter, attacked 'em, and at a second thrust killed
James ; whereupon John fled to his father Thomas, who was
walking alone at a little distance in the said wood : the
soldiers attacked 'em also, and thrust Thomas throw the
cloak ; whereupon the said Thomas gott in on him, and after
much struggling, as well in as out of the water, had quarter
granted him. But the soldiers, after they had carried him
and his son to the top of the brae, in violation of their pro-
mises, by the assistance of their other two comrades they left
there standing, after some blowes given, stript them, and let
On the 17th of March, Thomas Haliburton went to
* Blank in MS.
42 HISTORY OF THE HA1IBURT0NS IN DRYBURGH.
Lawder, and complained to their officers ; and, upon produc-
tion of the whole regiment, pitched on the man that com-
mitted the murder, who thereupon was hanged.
John Haliburton, Thomas's third brother, born * ;
married ; had one daughter named
; that died unmarried.
He was curator to his cousin, George Haliburton. He
subscribes witness in severall of Souden rights. I find
nothing materiall concerning him.
VI. John Haliburton, son and heir to Thomas Haliburton
of Newmainse, born An. , was, in An. 1666, married to
Margaret Eutherford, second daughter to John Eutherford of
Janet Haliburton, Thomas's eldest daughter, was married
to Walter M'Dougall, third brother to Henry M'Dougall, of
M'Karstoun. By their contract, dated 19th day of October,
1661, he binds him self e to be worth and have in readiness
5000 merks, and, upon the payment of 3500 merks by
Thomas Haliburton of Newmainse, in the name of tocher,
with his said daughter, he provides her yearlie, in life-rent,
to the sum of 360 merks. In An. 1665, January 2, Walter
M'Dougall died, leaving one son, Thomas, and a daughter,
Margaret M'Dougall. After having disponed his moveables
to his children, he named Henry M'Dougall of M'Karstoun,
and Thomas Halyburton of Newmains, their tutors.
In the end of January, 1666, Thomas, Walter's son and
appearand heir, died; as did also his daughter in February
* These spaces all blank in the MS.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUKGH. .43
After Walter's decease, Janet lived at Driburgh and
Beemerside till the 16th of March 1669 years, when she
died also, and was enterred at M'Karston beside her husband.
Margaret Haliburton, Thomas's second daughter, was mar-
ried to Mr John Greive, portioner in Lessudden, who by his
contract, dated at Driburgh, 11th January, 1661, bound
himself to be worth 9000 merks money ; and for the payment
of 2500 merks, provided her to the annual-rent of 1000
merks during the minority of his children, and after their
compleat age, to the annual-rent of the halfe thereof.
This Mr John Grieve afterwards bought the Pinnacle from
Gideon Wauchop ; but, by the money he expended in carry-
ing on law pleas, and mismanagement together, he was
obliged to sell it to George Douglass of Eriershaw.
Mr John had by his wife Margaret one son, James, and
two daughters, Elizabeth and Jean. His son married against
his friends' will, meanly, one Scot, at Edinburgh. His
daughter Elizabeth was married to John Ker, of the house
of Lochtour, an ill manager.
Notand. p. 25.* — The original charter is granted be Archi-
bald E. of Douglas, Lord Galloway, to Henry Haliburton of
the 10 merk land in the toun of Mertoun, to be holden of
the said E. blench, dated August, 1407 years.
There is a retour, whereby William Haliburton is served
heir to Isabel Haliburton, his mother, of a 10 lb. land in
Mertoun, dated October 22, 1471 years.
This appears from Harden's old wrytes ; and William is '
not the first, but Henry.
* Page 2 in the MS.
44 HISTOEY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH.
[The MS. is now carried on in the hand-writing of John
Haliburton, mentioned at page 42.]
The Lord removed my mother upon y e eleventh day of
June, i m vi c threescor seven yeirs.
It pleased God to call my Ante, Johne Erskine of Sheil-
feild's wife, upon Saturday y e 12 of December, 1668.
The Lord removed my sister Janet, relique of urnq 11 Walter
Mackdowgall, upon y e sixteenth day of March, i m vi° threscore
My brother-in-law, young Edzerstone, was removed upon
Tuesday 27 August, 1672.
The Lord removed my father, Thomas Haliburton of New-
mayns, upon Thursday 30 January, 1673 years, about two
a-cloake in the afternoone.
Johne Erskine of Sheillfeild was removed upon Monday
morning very early, the 16 of December, 1672 years.
The Lord removed my brother William upon Tuesday 4
February, 1673, about thre a-cloake in y e morning.
My third daughter was removed before she was baptised,
upon Fryday ninth of August, 1678, towards sixe a-cloake in
Johne Eutherfoord, Laird of Edzerstone, my father-in-law,
was removed by death, Fryday y e twenty-fyft of November,
i m vi c eighty-one years; c^ day Mr Jo n Scott, minister of
Oxname, was buried, who was a very honest man and kinde
freind, and was removed y e Tuesday befor, being y e fytenth
day. The s d Laird of Edzerstone's death was very sade to
his friends (one of q m they could not have a greater losse),
and to y° place of y e country where he lived, as none but such
as are his enemies could denye.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUEGH. 45
[The three following entries are in the hand of Thomas
Haliburton, son and heir of John, the preceding writer, and
appear to have been inserted afterwards, in addition to his
John Haliburton of Morehouselaw, was buryed one the 26
of Aprile, i m vii c and four years, in the 74 th year of his age.
Jean Pringle, Lady Morehouslaw, was buried on the 4 th
day of March, i m vii c and five years.
John Haliburton of Morehouselaw dyed suddenly at Edin-
burgh upon the tenth day of Nov br , i m vii c and five years, and
was buried there.
[The MS. is again continued in the hand of John Halibur-
ton, the son of Thomas.]
I was married upon Thursday y e 27 of December, being
y e day commonly called St John's day, in y e year of our
Lord i m vi c threscore sixe.
My daughter Barbara was borne upon Fryday y e eighteene
of December, betwixt ten and eleventh a-cloake at night;
and was baptised upon Sunday y° twenty day, at Merton
church, in y e yeir i m vi c threscore eight.
My sone Thomas was borne upon Tuesday y e seventeenth
of May, about five a-cloake in the afternoon, and was bap-
tised upon Tuesday the seventh of June, in y" yeir of our
Lord i m vi° threscore tene.
My sone Johne was borne upon Sonday third of Marche,
betwixt thre and four in y e afternoone, i m vi c threscore twelve
years. He was baptised upon Fryday the fyftenth day of
y° same monthe.
46 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH.
My third sone, Andro, was borne upon Sonday nynth of
Marche, i m vi c seventy-thre, about thre or four a-cloake in
y e afternoone: he was baptised upon the seventh day of
Aprille, the same year, at y e Aby in Dryburghe.
My fourth sone, William, was borne upon Fryday y e
twenty-two day of May, i m vi° seventy-four years; he was
cristened at Maxtone churche upon Tuesday y e 14 of Jully,
year fors a . T e reason why it was so longe betwixt his birthe
and baptisme was, because y e kirke of Merton was y n in a
maner vacante. It was, to our conjecture, betwixt thre and
four in y afternoone q 11 he was borne.
My second dawghter Margrat, was borne Thursday eight
day of June, i m vi c seventy-sixe, as we conceav'd about eight
a-cloake in y e morning ; and was baptised at my owne house
in Dryburghe, Monday y e twelvt day of y e s d monthe.
It pleased y" Lord to remove this childe Margrat upon
Monday the twenty-four of December, 1677, betwixt nyne
and ten a-cloake in y e forenoone; she was hurried upon
"Wednesday, y" 26 day of y e monthe foresaid, in the after-
My third dawghter was borne Sonday fourth August, 1678,
about two a-cloake in y e morning; and was removed by
deathe befor she was baptised, upon Fryday nynth of y e
fors a monthe, towards six a-cloake in y e morning.
My fyft sone, David, was borne Tuesday twelvt day, be-
twixt sixe and seven a-cloake in y e afternoone, in y e yeare
My forsaid fyft sone, David, was removed by death upon
Saturday eightenth of December, towards eight a-cloake at
night ; and was buried upon Tuesday y e twenty-first day of
y e monthe forsaid.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUBTONS IN DEYBURGH. 47
My second sone, Johne, was removed by deathe, Monday
16 of May, towards two a-cloake in y e afternoone ; and was
buried upon Wednesday afternoone, y e 18 th of y e monthe
forsaid, in y° year of our Lord i m vi c eighty-one.
My sixt sone, also named Johne, was borne Fryday y e tenth
of November, i m vi c eighty-one; and was baptised Tuesday
twenty-two of y b s a monthe, by Mr Andro Meldrume, at my
owne house : y e s d Mr Andro was minister at Merton.
My fourth dawghter, Elizabeth, was borne Saturday thirty
day of December, betwixt sixe and seven a-cloake at night,
i m vi° eighty-two years ; and was baptised upon Fryday fift of
January, 1683 years. This was my tenth childe; six sones
and four dawghters.
My fyft dawghter, Mary, was borne Monday twenty
October, i m vi c eighty-foure years; and was baptised in y e
Abby at Dryburghe the eleventh day of November thereafter.
This was my eleventh childe.
My sixt dawghter, Violet, was borne Monday twenty day
June, towards seven a-cloake at night; and was baptised
Thursday twenty-third day of y e month fors d ; who was my
* The said Violet deceased of y e small-pox and a fever, at
the Park, Saturday y e 28 of June, 1690, about 8 o'clock at
night ; and was buryed at Dryburgh the last of y e s a month,
being Monday, at night. On y e day of her buriall, Cliftoun's
youngest daughter, called Margar', deceased of y° same sick-
nes about 10 o'clock forenoon, and was buryed in Morbattle
1 st July.
* This is in the hand of Thomas Haliburton, the son.
48 HISTOllY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH.
* My eldest dawhter, Barbara, was maryed to George
Butherfoorde, younger of Famingtone, Thursday eleventh of
Marche, i m vi c eighty-sixe years.
[The MS. is now carried on in the hand of Thomas Hali-
My father, John Halyburton of Newmainse, deceased upon
the thrid of March, being Munday, att night ; and was in-
terred y e Friday thereafter, i m vi° and eighty-eight years, att
Mr David Halyburton, my uncle, writter to his Majesty's
Signet, who never was maryed, and to whose protection his
brother's children, being all minors, was left, and discharged
that office most dutifully, he was removed upon Thursday
the 29 day of Aprile, betwixt six and seven of the morning;
and was interred att Dryburgh upon Tuesday the fourth of
May, i m vi c and ninty-seven years, being 58 years old.
Margrett Haliburton, Lady Pinnicle, dyed on the 8th of
February, i m vii c and one years.
My father, John Haliburton, of Newmainse, heir male
and representer of the family of Mertoun, who was maried to
Margret Eutherfourd, second daughter to John Eutherfourd
of Edgerstoun (his eldest being maryed the same day to
Andrew Ker of Liteldean), was removed upon the thrid
day of March, i m vi c and eighty-eight years, and interred in
his burial place at Dryburgh, being 58 years of age ; leaving
all his children in minority, educat by our uncle and
mother, who never maried again for the respect she had to
her family and children.
* This in the hand of John, the father.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DRYBURGH. 49
My mother, Margret Kutherfurd, second daughter to John
Eutherfurd of Edgerstone, dyed upon the 24 day of Sept r
1747, in the 97 year of her age; being married in her 16
year, and with her husband 22 years ; and in widowhood 59
years; and had 12 children; and decently interred in our
burial-place in Dryburgh, upon the 28 of Sep tr , year foresaid ;
ane virtuous woman, and kind to her children, and a widow
in the 38 year of her age ; not marying for the good of her
I was marryed upon Munday, January y e 13, i m vii c and
one years, to Jannet Campbell, only daughter to Eobert
Campbell of ISTorthwoodside, Dean of Gild of Glascow, of his
second mariage, with Jean Dunlop, eldest daughter to James
Dunlop of Garnkirk.
My second brother, Andrew Haliburton, writter to his
Majestie's Signet, was marryed to Marrion Eliott, second
daughter to Robert Elliot of Midlemiln, upon y e eighteen day
of Aprile i m vii c years.
My daughter Jean was born upon Wednesday the eight of
July i m vii° and two years, betwixt seven and eight of the
cloak in the morning ; and was baptized the ninth day of the
said moneth, att my house of Dryburgh, by Mr Eobert Liver,
minister of Mertoun.
My second daughter, Margrett, was born upon Teusday the
thritten day of June, i m vii c and four years, betuixt nine and
ten of the cloak in the morning ; and was baptized the fifteen
day of the said moneth, att my house of Dryburgh, by Mr
Eobert Edgar, minister of Maxtoun.
My thrid daughter, Barbara, was born upon Munday the
50 HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBURGH.
fourth day of March, i m vii° and six years, betwixt two and
three in the afternoon ; and was baptized the seventh day of
the same monneth, att my house of Dryburghe, by Mr George
Byers, minister of St Bosswalls.
My son John was born upon Saturday the twentieth-second
day of March, twixt eight and nine in the morning ; and was
baptized the last day of the said moneth, at my house of
Dryburgh, by Mr George Byers, minister of St Bossells, in
the year of our Lord i m vii c and seven years.
My fourth daughter, Lilias, was born upon Saturday the
eight of October, i m vii° and nine years, about eleven of the
cloack at night; and was baptized upon the ninth of the
said moneth, at my house of Dryburgh, by Mr Bobert Liver,
minister at Mertoun.
It pleased God to remove my eldest daughter, Jean, upon
Sabbath the twenty-thrid of December, i m vii c and forty-four
years, twixt seven and eight at night, to the great grief of
her parents, brothers, and sisters, and to all that knew her ;
enjoyed a fine character, and affectionat to her parents, and
brothers, and sisters, sympathizing much when any of them
was in trouble ; having dyed at her brother John his house,
at Edinburgh, was interred by him and her friends there in
a decent and gentile manner, upon Wednesday the 26 of
December, at three of the clock afternoon, in Grayfriers,
beside her grandmother, for whom she was named.
It pleased God to remove my second daughter, Margret,
upon Wednesday the thrid day of May, i m vii c and ten years,
about ten of the cloake at night. She was buried in my
buriall-place of Dryburgh, upon the fifth of the foresaid
moneth, twixt five and six in the afternoon.
My fifth daughter, Margaret, was born upon Tuesday the
HISTOEY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBUEGH. 51
twenty-seventh of November, i m vii c and eleven years, twixt
eight and nine of cloak at night ; and was baptized the fifteen
day of December, at my house in Dryburgh, by Mr Eobert
Liver, minister at Mertoun.
It pleased God to remove my fifth daughter, Margret,
upon the 2d of Aprile, 1750 ; who was buryed in my buriall-
place of Dryburgh, upon the sixth of the foresaid moneth, at
It pleased God to remove my fourth daughter, Lilias, upon
Wednesday the fifteenth day of November, i m vii° and fifteen
years, about four in the morning. She was buried in my
buriall-place of Dryburgh, upon the sevententh of the foresaid
monneth, about three in the afternoon.
My sixth daughter, Janet, was born upon Thursday the
twelth of September, about two in the morning, i m vii° and
seventeen years ; and was baptized upon the sixteen instant,
at my house in Dryburgh, by Mr George Byers, minister of
[The following entry is in a different hand, and seems to
have been interlined afterwards.]
Janet Haliburton, daughter of the deceased Thomas Hali-
burton, dyed at Edinburgh, on the 28th of April, 1763.
[Continued in Thomas Haliburton's hand.]
My second son, Eobert, was born upon Friday the fifth of
September, i m vii° and eighteen years, about seven in the
morning ; and was baptized upon the tenth of the said mon-
neth, by Mr George Byers, minister at St Bosswalls.
52 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN URYBURGH.
My dear wife, and nurse to me in my old age, Janet
Campble, it pleased God to remove her upon Sabath, between
four and five in the afternoon, being the 17 day of November,
i m vii c and fifty-one years ; and interred upon Thursday the
twenty-one day thereafter, in my buriall-place of Dryburgh ;
whose death was much regretted, by the loss of so good and
virtuous a wife to me, and her family, and by all her friends
and acquaintance that knew her; and may the Almighty
God, who can only supply our loss, send us such a blessing
as she was for the support of this family. Her last time in
church was in attending the sacrament and communicating
2 weeks before. Praying God I -may be prepared, and soon
follow, and no more parting, hoping she is happy ; being now
in the 82 year of my age, and she about 69.
[The two following paragraphs are in a more modern hand,
the same as on page 51. J
Thomas Haliburton of Newmains dyed the 25th June,
1753, in the 84 year of his age, and was interred on Friday
the 29th current, at his burying-place in Dryburgh. He was
one of great honour and honesty, who made a good husband,
a good father, and loved his friends so much, that he even
did not regard his own interest when it was in his power to
serve them. He had a very circumspect walk, charitable,
just, benevolent, grateful, and sincere; he was greatly
lamented by all his friends, and all that had the happiness
of his acquaintance.
John Haliburton of Newmains dyed the 26th April, 1754,
and was interred here on Tuesday the 30th current, in the
47th year of his age, unmarried ; he was a merchant in Edin-
HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBURGH. 53
burgh to his business ; his character was fair in that way,
and honest towards all men.
[The MS. continued in the hand of Thomas Hcdiburton.]
My brother Andrew his eldest son was born upon Teusday
the twenty-sixth of November, i m vii° years, being y e seventh
monneth, and the child dyed unbaptized.
His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, was bom upon Wedensday
the eighteen day of February, i m vii c and two years, betwixt
one and two of the cloak in the morning.
His second son, John, was born upon the twenty-thrid day
of September, i m vii c and three years, betwixt seven and eight
in the morning, being Thursday.
His thrid son, Eobert, was born upon Munday the fourth
of September, i m vii° and four years, betwixt six and seven of
the cloak att night.
His fourth son, Gilbert, was born upon Thursday the
twenty-ninth of November, i m vii° and five years, betwixt six
and seven of the cloak in the morning. And all the four
foresaid children were baptized by Mr William Abercrumbie,
minister of the Tolbooth in Edinburgh.
His fifth son, Thomas, was born upon Eriday the thritieth
day of May, i m vii° and seven years, twixt two and three in
the morning ; and this child likewise baptized by the foresaid
Mr William Abercrumbie.
It pleased God to remove the child Thomas upon the
twenty-second day of November, i m vii c and eight years, about
eight of the cloak at night; and was interred upon the
twenty-thrid at Bouden church, in Midlmiln his buriall-place,
having dyed there.
54 HISTOEY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUEGH.
His sixth son, Andrew, was born upon Wedensday the
twenty-eight of June, i m vii c and ten years, twixt eleven and
twelve in the forenoon ; and baptized by Mr William Mitchell,
minister of the Old Church at Edinburgh.
His second daughter, Margret, was born upon Saturday the
sevententh of ISTovember, i m vii c and eleven years, 'twixt twelve
and one in the morning; and baptized by the foresaid Mr
William Mitchell. She dyed the twenty-sixth of November
y e said year, and was interred that night.
His seventh son, George, was born upon y B fourth day of
July, i m vii° and thirteen, at five of the cloack in y e morning ;
and was baptized by Mr William Mitchell aforesaid. He
died upon the twenty-ninth of March, i m vii c and fourteen
years, and buried in the G-reyfriers churchyard at Edinburgh.
His eight son, Gawin, was born upon the fifteen day of
October, i m vii° and fourteen, twixt the hours of six and seven
in y e morning ; baptized by Mr Mssbett, minister of the Old
Church at Edinburgh.
His ninth son, William, was born upon the twenty-fifth
day of June, i m vii° and sixteen years, and was baptized by
the foresaid Mr William Mitchell, being born twixt nine and
ten at night.
[The two following entries are in a different hand, which
appears from other papers to be that of John Haliburton,
clerk to Andrew Haliburton, W.S.]
His third daughter, Marion, was borne the fifteenth of
October, i m vii c and seventeen, betwixt three and four in the
afternoon, and baptized by said Mr William Mitchell.
His fourth daughter, Jean, was borne the twenty-seventh
HISTOEY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBUKGH. 55
of February, 1719, and baptized by said Mr William
[Continued in the hand of Thomas ffaliburton.]
My brother John Haliburton, Doctor of Medicine at Jed-
burgh, was married to Christian Elliot, daughter of Simeon
Elliot of Swinsyde, upon the twenty-ninth of Aprile, i m vii°
and fourteen years, by Mr William Mitchell, minister of the
Old Kirk at Edinburgh.
My brother John his eldest son was born upon Munday
the sixteen of May, i m vii c and fifteen years, twixt six and
seven at night; and was baptized by Mr M°Kay, minister of
His second child, Jean, was born upon Saturday the
twenty-seventh of October, i m vii c and sixteen years ; and was
baptized by the foresaid Mr M c Kay, minister of Jedburgh ;
and dyed the 23d of October y e year following.
His second daughter, Jean, was born upon the twenty-
sixth day of August, i m vii c and eighteen ; and was baptized
by the said Mr M°Kay.
His second son, Simeon, was born upon the fifth day of
May, i m vii c and twenty; and baptized by the foresaid Mr
His thrid daughter, Margret, was born upon the twenty-
eight of February, i m vii c and twenty-two years ; and baptized
by the foresaid Mr M c Kay.
His fourth daughter, Christian, was born upon the tenth
day of February, i m vii c and twenty-four years ; and baptized
by the foresaid Mr M c Kay.
56 HISTOKY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DKYBUKGH.
My brother John Haliburton, Doctor of Medicine at Jed-
burgh, and present Provest in the town, skilfull in his employ,
of ane fine naturall temper, much master of all passions, oblidg-
ing to all ranks, circumspect and devout in his life and con-
versation, dyed at Edinburgh upon the 20 day of Aprile,
1736, and was decently buried there upon the 22 of said
moneth ; regretted by all that knew him, and particularly by
all his friends, and the town of Jedburgh, wherein he dis-
charged that office most faithfully to the contentment of
all persons, having had a good judgment, and exact in all
His eldest son, John Haliburton, merchant in Edinburgh,
a promising young man, dyed at Edinburgh upon the 3d of
August, 1747, much regretted by his friends and all that
knew him ; and succeeded by his brother, Simeon, who, with
his other friends, buryed him upon the 5th of August in the
Greyfriers church-yard beside his father.
My second brother, Andrew Haliburton, Writer to the
Signet, dyed upon Munday at four in the afternoon, being
the twenty day of February, 1738, at his house in Edinburgh,
and was interred there upon the 22 of the said moneth ; and
as his character was unhlameable, he was much regretted by
all his acquaintance as weell as friends in the place.
My thrid brother, William Haliburton, dyed upon Friday
the sixth of February, i m vii° and forty-seven years, and was
interred upon the eight day, at Edinburgh, in the G-rayfriers ;
was married to ane widow in his old days, and had no chil-
dren; long troubled with ane palsie; was bred ane mer-
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DRYBURGH. 57
My sister Mary was married to Gideon Elliott, third son
to Simeon Eliott of Swinside, who gave him the lands of
Hardwood and Sclatehills, upon the twenty-ninth day of
Aprile, i m vii° and fifteen, by Mr Eobert Liver, minister at
It pleased God to remove my sister Mary upon Sabath
morning the 19 of January, i m vii c and thirty-five years, at
Haddon; and her corps carried to Hawik, and interred in
the church there, with her six children ; and left two tender
girls behind her ; much regretted by her friends and neigh-
bours, and enjoyed a fair character.
It pleased God to remove my sister, Barbara Haliburton,
upon the twenty-thrid day of August, in the morning, and
was interred at Fairnington upon the 26, in the 82 year of
her age ; a virtuous woman, and did much for that family,
none excelling her in good management, both within and
without doors ; and weell attended upon by her son David,
who came home from Jamaica during her trouble, whom God
George Eutherfurd, younger of Fairnington, my nephew,
was born upon the fifth of December, i m vi° and ninety-one
years, and was baptized by Mr John Dalglish, minister of
Eoxburgh, at Fairnington ; who proved a plague to his own
family, by quarelling his brother-in-law Muirhouslaw, whose
blood was spilt at last, and next upon his father and my
family for not countenancing his conduct.
Thomas Haliburton of Morehouselaw was born upon the
twenty- seventh of January, i m vi° and ninety-two years ; and
58 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DRYBURGH.
was baptized by Mr Eobert "Wilsoun, minister of Melros, at
Melros, upon the twelth of February the said year ; and was
married to Elizabeth Eutherfurd, second daughter to Fairn-
ington, upon the tenth of December, i m vii c and eight years.
And after the said Thomas his death, she married Baillie
George Haliburton, third son to Patrick Haliburton, Dean of
Gild at Edinburgh, who was brother to John Haliburton of
Murehouslaw ; wishing she may prove kind to the family.
Eobert Pringle of Clifton, our cousin, being some years a
widow, having had severall children by his lady, sons and
daughters abundantly promissing, having got that estate by
their mother Janet Pringle, heiress of the same, — when up-
wards of fifty, married Margret Kutherfurd, my niece, eldest
daughter to Fairnington, which was not agreeable to his
children and his other near relations, nor to me or any of my
family, who had no hand in it, they being married clandes-
tinely to the surprise of his children.
Elizabeth Haliburton, eldest daughter to my brother
Andrew Haliburton, was married to John Eobertson, mer-
chant in Edinburgh, son to William Eobertson, merchant
there, last day of December, i m vii c and twenty-two years, by
Mr William Mitchel, minister of the New Church at Edin-
Her eldest son, William, was born upon Munday the 23d
clay of September, 1723 years.
Her daughter Marion was born upon the 29 of September,
Her daughter Agnes was born September 16, 1725 years.
Her son Andrew was born the 13 day of June, 1727 years.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DEYBUEGH. 59
My second daughter, Barbara, was maried to Eobert Scot,
second son to Walter Scot, uncle to Eaeburn, upon the six-
teen day of July, 1728 years, at my house in Dryburgh, by
Mr James Innes, minister at Mertoun, their mothers being
coussings ; may the blessing of the Lord rest upon them, and
make them comforts to each other, and to all their relations.
Their son Walter was born upon the 11 of May, being
Sabbath, about six in the morning, and was baptized at their
house in Sandyknow, by Mr William Walker, minister of
Makerstoun, upon the 17 of the foresaid moneth, both his
grandfathers being witnesses, with his unckells (father's
brethren), 1729 years.
Their second son, Thomas, was born upon the 7th of
January, twixt three and four in the morning, and was bap-
tized at their house in Sandyknow, by Mr James Innes,
minister of Mertoun, upon the ninth day of the foresaid
moneth, being Saturday, his two uncles and I being witnesses,
in the year 1731.
Their eldest daughter, Janet, was born upon Munday the
14 of May, twixt seven and eight at night, and was bap-
tized at their house in Sandyknow, by Mr James Innes,
minister of Mertoun, upon the twenty-second day of the
foresaid moneth, being Tuesday; Makairston, Harden, Eae-
burn, and his brother Walter, and I, being witnesses, in the
year i m vii° and thirty-three.
Their second daughter, Mary, was born upon Thursday the
thirteen day of March, in the afternoon, and was baptized
upon Teusday the eighteen, at Sandyknow, by Mr James
Innes, minister of Mertoun ; Eaeburn, Walter Scot in Bailie-
know, his brother William, and I, being witnesses, in the
year i m vii c and thirty-five.
60 HISTORY OF THE HALIBUKTONS IN DEYBUKGH.
Their thrid daughter, Jean, was born upon Saturday the
eleventh of June, r^vii and thirty-seven years, and baptized
upon Teusday the twenty-first, at Sandyknow, by Mr James
Cuninghame, minister of Smaillhome, before these witnesses,
Eaeburn, his brothers Walter and William Scots, and I, year
foresaid ; she being born in the morning.
Their thrid son, Eobert, was born upon Sabath, about
half ane hour after two in the morning, being the 20 of May,
i m vii c and thirty-nine years, and baptized upon Thursday
thereafter, being the 24, at Sandyknow, by Mr James Cun-
inghame, minister of Smailhome, before these witnesses,
Eaeburn, and Mr Scott, his two brothers Walter and William
Scots, and I, year foresaid.
Their fourth daughter, Barbara, was born upon Munday
the thrid of May, i m vii c and forty-two years, about six in the
evening; and was baptized upon Saturday the eight, at
Sandyknow, by Mr John Thorburn, minister at Kirknewton,
before these witnesses, Eaeburn, Walter and William Scots
his two brothers, and I, year foresaid.
Their fourth son, John, was born upon Saturday the second
of September, i m vii c and forty-nine years ; and was baptized
at Sandyknow upon Saturday the ninth day, by Mr Duncan,
minister at Smailhome.
My wife's brother, John Coutts, merchant in Edinburgh,
was maryed to Mrs Jean Stewart, second daughter to Sir
John Stewart of Allanbank, upon the tenth day of Aprile,
i m vii c and thirty years.
His eldest son, Patrick Coutts, was born upon the fifth day of
Aprile, i m vii c and thirty-one years ; and was baptized the next
day by Mr John Goudie, one of the ministers of Edinburgh.
HISTORY OF THE HALIBURTONS IN DRYBUEGH. 61
His second son, John Coutts, was born the twenty-fourth
day of February, i m vii° and thirty-two years ; and was bap-
tized the same day by Mr John Goudie, one of the ministers
His thrid son, James Coutts, was born upon Saturday the
tenth day of March, i m vii c and thirty-three years ; and was
baptized by the foresaid Mr Goudie the same day.
His eldest daughter, Margret, and fourth child, was born
upon Saturday the twenty-first of September, i m vii° and
thirty-four years ; and was baptized by Mr Smith, Principall
of the Colledge of Edinburgh.
His fourth son, and fifth child, was born early upon Sab-
bath morning, being the 7th of September, i m vii c and thirty-
five years, named Thomas ; and was baptized by Mr Smith,
Principall of the Colledge of Edinburgh.
His fifth son was born upon the eighteen day of November,
i m vii c and thirty-six years; whereof his mother dyed in a
short time after, much regretted by friends and of all that
knew her. The child lived, and was baptized after his
mother's deathe by Mr Gullon, ane countrey minister, and
called Stewart Coutts, who dyed in a short time after his
Simeon Haliburton of Howclough, my nephew, was
maryed to Elizabeth Elliot, second daughter to Eobert Elliot
of Midlmiln, upon the nineteenth day of May, i m vii c and
forty-nine years. He was ordained minister at Casselltoun
in Lidissdale, upon the twenty-thrid day of January, i m vii c
and fifty-one years.
Mr Simon his spouse was safely delivered of ane daughter
at Castleton, upon the 14 day of November, 1752, about two
62 HISTOEY OF THE HALIBUETONS IN DEYBUEGH.
of the clock in the morning, and baptized Kathrine, there-
[The three following entries in a different hand.]
His eldest son, John, was born on the 17th day of Sep-
tember, 1754, about 8 in the morning, and baptized by Mr
Petrie at Canobie.
His second son was born on the 8th of February, 1757,
and was baptized Eobert.
His third son was born on the 22d November, 1759, and
called Thomas; who dyed on the 27th July, 1765,' and in-
terred at Ashkirk.
FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBUftTON.
[These genealogical notices concerning the families of the name of Hali-
burton, are published from a manuscript of the late Mr Walter Scott, "Writer
to the Signet, representative of the family of JSTewmains and Mertoun, in
right of his mother, Barbara Haliburton. It appears to have been drawn up
in answer to the inquiries of Mr "William Haliburton of Halifax, Nova Scotia,
who claimed a descent from the Haliburtons of Hadden. The manuscript is
the scroll of a letter addressed to Mr Brown of Melrose, and is dated 8th May
1792. It mentions all the gentlemen of the name who were alive at that
period, so far as was known to the writer, and is therefore interesting to
those connected with this ancient surname. Some minute details are omitted. ]
1. Alexander Lord Halibukton— Dieleton — Pitcurb.
Pitcurr, who died about 1742 or 3^ left one son and three
1. Coll. James Haliburton.
One daughter, Lady Morton.
One ditto, [married] Dr Douglass.
One ditto, [married] Mr Wedderburn, Gosford.
The two last [had] no children.
Lady Morton left issue two sons and one daughter, Lady
Aboyne, whose son now inherits the estate of Pitcurr.
64 FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
Thomas Halibukton of Newmains. Had three brothers.
1. John, a physician in Jedburgh, who had several chil-
dren, all now dead, except Mr Simon, minister at Askirk,
and a sister, Margaret. Mr Simon has a son in the service
of the East India Company.*
2. Mr Andrew left one daughter and several sons, all now
dead. Gavin Haliburton, in Jamaica, was the last of his
sons ; left no issue.
3. William, Andrew's brother, was married, but left no
Mary, his [Thomas of Newmains's] eldest sister, married to
Gideon Elliot of Harwood; she died in 1735; left issue two
daughters, Christian and Elizabeth. The last still alive,
married to Dr Isaac Davidson, minister at Sorbie, has issue
one son, a clergyman, Elliot Davidson.
Elizabeth, married to Mr Andrew Oliver; she and her
husband, about 1735, went to Boston, in New England; both
died many years ago without issue.
Inchdarney, in East Lothian. A female succeeded;
married to Peter Lindsay ; issue three daughters. The eldest
married Alexander Lord Blantyre. Of this family, James
Haliburton, Writer to the Signet, was descended ; he is now
dead; has left one son, Andrew, who follows his father's
profession, and one daughter. Andrew never married.
Halibueton of Muirhouselaw. Two sons living, John
* This gentleman died without issue.
t David Haliburton of Muirhouselaw, the representative of that ancient
family, survives— Unmarried.
FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 65
Thomas Haliburton, son to Provost Haliburton in S'
Eustacia, has two sisters alive.
Halibueton in Hadden.
James taught a school in Maxwellheugh, near Kelso, about
1740, had a sister Janet married to Andrew Davidson,
brother to John Davidson of Kirkraw. Andrew farmed the
lands of Spylaw, near Kelso ; had a son by the said Janet,
Thomas Davidson, surgeon in Kelso, who married
Scott, daughter to John Scott of Belfbrd. Thomas Davidson
succeeded to the estate of Kirkraw, which he sold to the
Duke of Roxburgh ; died in the year 17 — , leaving issue a
daughter, Mrs Brown, relict of Coll. Brown of Blackburn.
Mr Haliburton, a clergyman at Dundee, eminent for his
learning and piety ; left issue several daughters.
Mr Wishart, Principall of the University of Edinburgh,
married to one of these ; the rest died unmarried.
John Haliburton, Provost of Dundee.
Mark Haliburton, farmer at Woolmill, a large family.
Bobert Gillespie, Clearburn.*
Eobert Haliburton, Prestonpans.
Issue living one son, Campbell Haliburton, late in Canada.f
Patrick Haliburton, a farmer in East Lothian, near to
Haddington, a respectable family, and has several sons doing
We Elliot, Laceman, proprietor of Hadden, his daughter
married the late Sir Gilbert Elliot of Stobs, father to Lord
* Died unmarried. + Died without issue.
66 FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
Heathfield ; the lands of Hadden acquired from the Murrays
The Eev. Mr Simon Haliburton was the second son of Dr
John Haliburton, physician in Kelso, was bred a clergyman ;
his elder brother, John, was a merchant in Edinburgh; he
died in the leaving his affairs in disorder. Simon
succeeded to his brother, died upon the ; he married
Elizabeth Elliot, second daughter of Elliot of Medium
Mill, of which marriage there was issue two sons, and died
young. John, the eldest, is alive, and a captain in the
service of the East India Company.* The said Mr Simon,
as has been said, was bred a clergyman, and soon after his
marriage he was ordained minister of Castletoun, in the
presbytery of Langholm, upon the . This proved
but an uncomfortable settlement ; the people were unreason-
able, and did everything in their power to render Mr Simon's
life uneasy. Mr Haliburton was relieved from that charge,
being translated upon the day of to Askirk,
in the presbytery of Selkirk, and he died at Askirk Manse
upon Thursday, 28th April 1797.
I might here add some account of the different families of
the name of Haliburton, who at an early period existed in
this countiy, and at that time seem to have been both
numerous and opulent. Berwickshire seems to be the first
place where we find any of them, which probably mio-ht be
* This gentleman died in India without issue, as formerly mention d d
was the last existing male of the family of Newmains and Mertoun '
FAMILIES. OF THE NAME OP HALIBUETON. 67
owing to their attachment to the powerful family of the
Douglasses. They extended themselves from thence to East
Lothian, Eoxburghshire, and the county of Angus, or the
Mearns, and seem to have teen both powerful and wealthy.
But what would it avail your correspondent to get a cata-
logue of names, or of the honours they possessed, the offices
of trust they held, with the gallant actions they performed !
These men, however considerable, and however much re-
spected while living, are now dead and gone, and their
families extinct. The very name of Haliburton is now a
rarity here, and except John Haliburton of Muirhouselaw,
there is not one of that name in Scotland, who is proprietor
of a single acre of land. Pitcurr, the chief of the family, is
no longer Haliburton, as, through a female succession, that
estate has now descended to the second son of Lord Aboyne,
who, to his own name Gordon, has added Haliburton ; and
the estate of Eaglescarnie, in East Lothian, is in the same
state, being now in the possession of Mr Lindsay. There
were several families in the shire of Angus, in the neighbour-
hood of Dundee, of the name of Haliburton, but these are all
gone, and their properties sold and in the hands of others,
and John Haliburton, late Provost of Dundee, is the only
one of these who remains. The same is the case with the
families of Newmains, in Berwickshire, in the south. Of
that family, Mr Simon Haliburton, a clergyman, who has one
son, a captain in the East India Company's service, [saving
whom] not one of the male line exists. To enter minutely
into the histories of these families, would be a great waste
of time, and could draw to no beneficial conclusion.
But as Mr Haliburton seems to have been at considerable
pains in his inquiries, and may wish to know something in
68 FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
general respecting that tribe to which he belongs, I take the
liberty to subjoin the following remarks.
In Berwickshire, and not far from the town of Greenlaw,
there are two farms, the one of them called the Meikle (large),
and the other the Little Haliburton. These lands seem to
have been the earliest possessions which the Haliburtons had,
and whether these lands gave rise to the surname of Hali-
burton, or that the Haliburtons, after acquiring them, affixed
that name, is not a clear point. It is, however, a known fact,
that the Haliburtons long remained the proprietors of these
lands, which now are the property of the Earl of Marchmont;
and it is a very probable conjecture, that your correspondent
may be descended from some of these people, who, upon the
loss of their possessions, might advance nearer to the borders
of the kingdom, a situation which, in former times, had its
peculiar advantages, and thus it may have happened that Mr
Haliburton's grandfather, or rather some of his predecessors,
may have resorted to Hadden.
I may also remark, that the hostile spirit which prevailed
amongst the Borderers upon the opposite sides, was the source
of constant feuds, and cause of frequent inroads and depreda-
tions upon each other; while, at the same time, the laws
which then subsisted with respect to commerce carried on
betwixt the two countries, afforded good opportunities to the
Scotch, and which they did not fail to improve, of carrying
on a very beneficial, though a contraband, trade with their
To all this the Union put an entire stop, and the natives of
both kingdoms being thereby incorporated and subjected to
the same laws, with respect to government and police, the
unlawful advantages which they formerly reaped from their
FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON. 69
particular situation, all vanished at once. They felt the
change of situation, and regretted it. They were strangers to
arts, and but little acquainted with agriculture; of course,
many of the people not being able to find subsistence, left
the country : And being, I may almost say, the only district
of country which felt any inconvenience from the Union, so
they were the last to forget their prejudice against it* The
country they possessed upon the east was well adapted for
cultivation ; yet, till about 1745, little or nothing was done
in that way. Since that period, indeed, there has been a
wonderful change; that country is greatly improved, and
well it has returned for the expense bestowed ; for I myself
know lands, not far distant from Hadden, which, in my
remembrance, rose from £200 per annum, to a well paid rent
of £1100 from a thriving tenantry.
From these circumstances Mr Haliburton may see how a
predecessor of his, about 100 years ago, might lose his life,
and how another might be stript of his possessions, and
reduced to want ; the situation of the Borders was such, that
men's lives and properties were in danger, and law, as then
administered, was but a feeble protector, especially where
there was a powerful persecutor ; for all that period a set of
officers, called Wardens of the Marches, had the oversight of
the marches, and were the judges in all controversies. The
office was of a mixed nature, partly civil and partly military,
and those who held it were not the most chaste judges, and
therefore it might very probably happen that Mr Haliburton's
* The writer of this letter used often to mention, that, in his youth,
there was a popular preacher on the Border, who used to confess that he
never could conclude a sermon without introducing what he termed a "hlad
at the Union."
70 FAMILIES OF THE NAME OF HALIBURTON.
predecessor who was in Haclden, might be forced from thence,
and stript of his all by some very unjustifiable measure.
[The remainder of the letter regards matter of a merely
Abbotsfoed, lands of, bti, lxiv, lxix, lxx.
Abercorn, Marquis of, xv.
Abercrombie, Rev. William, of Tolbooth,
Aboyne, Gordon Haliburton, Lord, 67.
Aboyne, Lady, 63.
Aird, Margaret, Lady Egglis, 12.
Albany, Murdoch, Duke of, 16.
Albany, Robert, Duke of, Regent, xxx,
Alexander I., xi.
Alexander II., xii.
Alexander, Lord William, liii.
Alexander, Margaret, liii.
Alexander, Sir William, of Menstry,
Earl of Stirling, liii.
Angus, Earl of, xiii.
Annandale, Marquis of, lxix.
Arms, the, of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.,
Ashkirk, 62, 66.
Atheling, Edgar, xxix, 19.
Avenell, Cecilia, 21, 22.
Avenell, Sir Gilbert de, 21, 22.
Balfour, Rachel, xxxviii.
Balgony, Erskine of, 31.
Baliol, Edward, 24.
Barnard, John, of Farningdon, 22.
Bath, Marquis of, xv.
Bemersyde, lands of, 32.
Bethune, Janet, of Criech, xiii.
Bickertoune, Richard de, xxix.
Black, William, xxxvii.
Blantyre, Alexander, Lord, 54.
Boswell, Beatrice, xxxii.
Boswell, David, xxxii.
Boswell, George, of Bowhill, xxxii.
Boswell, John, xxxii.
Boswell, Margaret, xxxii.
Brigearn, lands of, 16.
Brodie, David, Vicar of Gullane, 33.
Brown, Colonel, of Blackburn, 65.
Bruce, Archibald, of Pousouls, 37.
Bruce, Barbara, 37, 39.
Bruce, David, 24.
Bruce, Jean, 39.
Bruce, King Robert the, xlvii.
Bruce, Mary, 39.
Bruce, Ninian, 37, 39.
Buchan, John Stewart, Earl of, 16.
Burdett, Angela, Baroness Burdett-
Coutts, xxxviii, xxxix.
Burngray, lands of, 16.
Burton, family of, xxix.
Burtons, the, from England, 19.
Byers, Rev. George, of StBoswells, 50, 51.
Cambuskenneth, lands of, xxxvi.
Cameron, Margaret, xxx.
Cameron, Sir John, xxx.
Campbell, Janet, xxxv, xxxvii, xxxix,
Campbell, Jean, xxv.
Campbell, Lady Diana, xix.
Campbell, Louisa, xxiv.
Campbell, Robert, of Northwoodside,
xxxv, xxxvii, 49, 52.
Campbell, William, of Ederline, xxiv.
Cardross, Barony of, xxxvi, 38, 39.
Carmichael, Sir John, xlviii.
Chalmers, Mr George, xlv.
Charles II., xix.
Charpentier, Charles, Ixv.
Charpentier, Charlotte, Lady Scott, lxiv-
Charpentier, Jean, lxiv, Ixv.
Charters quoted, of Abbot James Stewart,
Archibald, Earl Douglas, 43.
David, Commendator of Dryburgh,
David de Truce, 21.
James I., 12.
James VI., 35, 38.
Patrick, Earl of March, 22.
William de Felton, 22.
Chisholm, Alexander de, xxx, 12.
Chisholm, Catherine, xxx, 12.
Chisholme, Thomas, 12.
Clare Constat, precept of, 36, 39.
Colvin, Lord, 25.
Cornwallis, Charles, Lord, xiv.
Coutts, Christian, xxxvii.
Coutts, James, xxxvii, xxxviii, 61.
Coutts, Janet, xxxviii.
Coutts, John, xxxvi, xxxvii, xlvi, xlvii,
Coutts, Margaret, 61.
Coutts, Patrick, xxxvii, xxxviii, 60.
Coutts, Rev. Thomas, of Cargyll, xxxvii.
Coutts, Stewart, 61.
Coutts, Thomas, xxxviii, 61.
Coutts, William, of Auchintoul, xxxvii.
Cranston, Rev. John, of Ancrum, xlvi,
Craufurd, Isabella, liv.
Craufurd, "William Houison, of Crau-
Cravant, battle of, 16.
Crombie, Thomas, xxxvii.
Cromwell, Oliver, xiv.
Cuningham, Rev. James, of Smailholm,
xl, xli, 60.
Cunningham, Elizabeth, 1.
Cunningham, William, of Glengarnock, 1.
Curie, Mr, of Yetbyre, xiv.
Dalgleish, Rev. John, of Roxburgh, 57.
Dalkeith, Louisa, Countess of, xv.
Dallas, Lieut. -General, G.C.B., xxxiii.
Dallas, Thomas Yorke, of Walmsgate,
Dallas, William, of St Martins, xxxiii.
David I., xi, lxvii.
Davidson, Andrew, of Spylaw, 65.
Davidson, Dr Isaac, 64.
Davidson, Elliot, 64.
Davidson, John, of Kirkraw, 65.
Davidson, Thomas, 64, 65.
Day, Elizabeth, lxii.
Day, John, lxii.
Dickson, Dr David, xxxvii.
Dinwiddie, Elizabeth, lxvii.
Douglas, Andrew, of Tympendean, xxxi.
Douglas, Archibald, Earl of, xxx, 15.
Douglas, Earl of, liv.
Douglas, George, of Friarshaw, 43.
Douglas, Jean, xlvii.
Douglas, John, 8, 9.
Douglas, Lady Helen, Ivii.
Douglas, Sir James, lxvii.
Douglas, Stephen, xxxi.
Downshire, Marquis of, lxv.
Dry burgh Abbey, 21, 22, 27, 28, 38.
Dryburgh, David, Commendator of, 32,
Dryburgh, Haliburtons in, 25-62.
Dryburgh, James Stewait, Abbot of,
Dryburgh, John, Commendator of, 33.
Dunbar, Patrick, Earl of, 22.
Duncan, Rev. Mr, of Smailhome, xli, 60.
Dunkinson, Mark, of Greatlaws, 7.
Dunlop, Archibald, xxxvii.
Dunlop, Constantine, of that ilk, xxxv.
Dunlop, James, of Garnkirk, xxxv,
Dunlop, Janet, xxxv.
Dunlop, Jean, xxxv, xxxvii, 49.
Dunlop, John, of that ilk, xxxv, xxxvi.
Dunlop, Mrs, of that ilk, xxxvi.
Dunlop, Neill Fitz-Robert de, xxxv.
Dunlop, Thomas, xxxvii.
Dupplin, battle of, 18.
Durham, battle of, xii, xv, 24.
Eecles, Home of, xxiii.
Edgar, Oliver, 26.
Edgar, Rev. Robert, of Maxton, 49.
Edward I., xxix, xlix, 1, lxix.
Elbottle, lands of, 23.
Elliot, Christian, 55, 64.
Elliot, Elizabeth, 61, 64.
Elliot, Gideon, of Harwood, 57, 64.
Elliot, Jean, xxiii.
Elliot, Marion, 49.
Elliot, Robert, of Middlemiln, 49, 61.
Elliot, Simeon, of Swynside, 55, 57.
Elliot, Sir Gilbert, of Stobs, 65.
Elliot, William, 65.
Epitaph of John Haliburton, Baron
Erskine, Alexander, of Balgonie, xxxiv.
Erskine, Alexander, of Sheilfield, 31, 32.
Erskine, David, xxxvi.
Erskine, David, Earl of Buchan, lxviii.
Erskine, Henry, Lord Cardross, xxxvi,
Erskine, James, 41.
Erskine, John, 40, 41, 44.
Erskine, John, Earl of Mar, 38, 39.
Erskine, Mary, lxviii.
Erskine, Ralph, 37, 39.
Erskine, William, 41.
Fagan, Colonel, Ixiii.
Fagan, Florence, lxiii.
Faunes, Ada de, 20, 22.
Fellows, Alfred, of Beeston House, xxiv.
Fellows, Sarah, xxiv.
Felton, William de, 22.
Fenton, Lord, 12.
Fitz-Scott, Uchtred, xi.
Forster, Sir John, xlviii.
Forrester, William, W.S., xxxviii.
Galbraith, Malcolm de, xlix.
Gask, lands of, 12.
Gibson, Elizabeth, lxviii.
Gibson, Rev. John, lxviii.
Gillespie, Robert, of Clearburn, 65.
Gledstanes, Baron, xxxiv.
Gledstanes, Euphame, xxxiv, 27.
Gledstanes, William, 37.
Goleyne (Gullane), grant of, 21, 23.
Goudie, Rev. William, 61.
Gregory IX., Pope, 23.
Gregory X., Pope, 23.
Grieve, Elizabeth, 43.
Grieve, James, 43.
Grieve, Jean, 43.
Grieve, John, 43.
Grove, Emily S., lix.
Gulas, lands of, 12.
Gullon, Rev. William, 61.
Haddon, 57, 66, 68.
Haig, David, of Bemerside, 40.
Haig, James, 37.
Haig, Margaret, of Bemerside, xxxv, 36.
Haig, Robert, of Bemerside, xxxv, 36, 37.
Haig, William, 38.
Haldane, Adamina, lix.
Haldane, Captain James, of Airthrey,
Haldane, Daniel Rutherford, M.D., lix.
Haldane, George, lix.
Haldane, Helen, lix.
Haldane, Isabella, lix.
Haldane, James, lix.
Haliburton, Alexander, 17.
Haliburton, Campbell, of Canada, 65.
Haliburton, David, xxix.
Haliburton, Henry, xxix, xxxii.
Haliburton, Hew, 25.
Haliburton, James, of Pitcur, xxx.
Haliburton, John, 18, 25, 65, 67.
Haliburton, John, M.D., 10.
Haliburton, Little, 68.
Haliburton, Lord, 11, 12, 19.
Haliburton, Mark, 64.
Haliburton, Mickle, 68.
Haliburton, Patrick, 65.
Haliburton, Philip, 20, 21.
Haliburton, Rev. Mr, of Dundee, 65.
Haliburton, Rev. Thomas, xxx.
Haliburton, Robert, xxx, 65.
Haliburton, Sir Ada de, 22.
Haliburton, Sir Adam, xxix.
Haliburton, Sir Andrew, 15.
Haliburton, Sir Henry, 20-22.
Haliburton, Sir John, xxix, xxx, 15, 16,
Haliburton, Sir John, of Dirleton, xxx.
Haliburton, Sir Thomas, 15, 24.
Haliburton, Sir Walter, 24.
Haliburton, Sir William, xxix, xxx, 20.
Haliburton, Thomas, xxxii.
Haliburton, Walter, xxix.
Haliburton, William, xxx.
Haliburton, William, of Nova Scotia, 63.
Haliburtons, the, in Hadden—
Haliburtons, the, of Dirlton —
Walter, 12, 15, 16, 19, 21.
Haliburtons, the, of Dryburgh —
Andrew, 34, 36.
David, 25-28, 31.
Elizabeth, 31, 32.
George, xxxiv, xxxv, 31, 33-38, 42.
Henry, 27, 34.
James, xxxii, xxxv, 27, 34, 36, 41.
John, 36-38, 40, 41.
Margaret, xxxv, 36, 38.
Thomas, xxxii, xxxiv, xxxv, 27, 29,
30, 33, 34, 36-38, 40.
Walter, xxxiv, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34.
Haliburtons, the, of Egliscairn—
Haliburtons, the, of Inchdarney —
Andrew, W.S., 64.
James, W.S., 64.
Haliburtons, the, of Merton —
David, xxxi, xxxiv.
John, xxxi, xxxv, 13, 39.
Marie, 39, 40, 44.
Walter, xxxi, 26.
William, xxxi, 14, 16, 25, 26.
Haliburtons, the, of Muirhouslaw —
Agnes, xxxi, xxxv, 34, 35.
David, xxxiv, 64.
George, xxxiii, xxxiv, 26, 58.
Jean, xxxi, 45.
John, xxxi, xxxv, 26, 38, 45, 64.
Patrick, xxxii, xxxiii, 58.
Thomas, xxxii, xxxiii, 7-10, 57, 65.
Haliburtons, the, of Newmains —
Andrew, 46, 49, 53, 56, 64.
Barbara, xxviii, xxxii, xxxix, xli,
xlii, 45, 48, 49, 57, 59.
David, xxxii, xxxv, 40, 46, 48, 57.
Elizabeth, xxxii, xxxv, 40, 47, 53,
Gawin, 54, 64.
George, xxxi, xxxii, 53.
Haliburtons of Newmains, continued —
Janet, xxxv, xxxix, xl, 40, 42-44,
Jean, xxxix, 49, 50, 54, 55.
John, xxxii, xxxv, xxxvi, xxxix,
13, 41-45, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53, 55,
56, 62, 64, 66.
Lilias, xxxix, 50, 51.
Margaret, xxxii, xxxv, xxxix, 40,
41, 43, 44, 46, 48-50, 54, 55, 64.
Mary, xl, xliii, 47, 57, 59, 64.
Robert, xxxvi, xxxix, xii, 51, 53,
Simon, 55, 56, 61, 64, 66, 67.
Thomas, xxviii, xxxv-xl, 7, 40, 42,
44, 45, 48, 52, 53, 62, 64.
William, xxxv, 40, 44, 46, 53, 56,
Haliburtons, the, of Pitcur —
Alexander, Lord Haliburton, 63.
James, Colonel, 63.
James, Provost of Dundee, 16, 17.
Walter, 12, 13.
Halidon Hill, battle of, xii, liii.
Hall, Katherine, lvii.
Hall, Sir James, of Douglas, Bart., lvii.
Hamilton, Margaret, xix.
Hamilton, Sir Thomas, of Preston, xix.
Heathfield, Lord, 66.
Heleinshaw, lands of, li.
Hepburne, Helen, xix.
Hepburne, Thomas, of Humbie, xix.
Heyburn (Hepburne), Sir Patrick, 15.
Hillsborough, Earl of, lxv.
Hog, Alexander, 8, 9.
Hogg, James, xv.
Holyrood Abbey, xi, xii.
Home, Andrew, in Redpath, 38.
Home, Earl of, 27.
Homildon Hill, battle of, liii.
Hope, Adam le, lxix.
Hope, Charles, Earl of Hopetoun, lxix.
Hope, Edward, lxix.
Hope, General Sir Alexander, G.C.B.,
Hope, James, Q. C. , of Abbotsford, lxix,
Hope, John de, lxix.
Hope, John, Earl of Hopetoun, lxix.
Hope, Sir Thomas, of Craighall, lxix.
Horsbrugh, Alexander, of that ilk, xxiv.
Horsbrugh, Susan, xxiv.
Howard, Henry Granville, Duke of Nor-
Howard, Lady Victoria, lxx.
Hume, Alexander, Earl of, 19, 36.
Hume, Joseph, 11.
Huxley, Lieut. -Colonel, lxii.
Inchmachome, Priory of, xxxvi, 38.
Innerleith, lands of, 34. . .
Innes, Rev. James, of Mertoun, xl, xlu,
James I. , xxx.
James II., xii.
James V., xiii, xxxvii, 1.
James VI., xiii, xvii, xxxvi, xlix.
Jessop, Sarah, xxiii.
Jessop, William, of Butterly Hall, xxiii.
Jobson, Jane, Lady Scott, lxvi.
Jobson, William, of Lochore, lxvi.
Johnstone, Lady Henrietta, lxix.
Julius II., Pope, 27.
Keith, Agnes, liv.
Keith, Alexander, of Ravelstone, xlvii,
Keith, Charles, lv.
Keith, George, liv.
Keith, Helen, lv.
Keith, Isabella, liv, lv.
Keith, James, liv, lv.
Keith, John, liv,
Keith, Margaret, liv.
Keith, Mary Anne, lv.
Keith, Sir Alexander, of Ravelstone, lv.
Keith, Rev. William, of Pogbie, lv.
Keith, Robert, liv.
Keith, William, liv, lv.
Kelso Abbey, xxix, 20.
Ker, Andrew, of Littledean, 48.
Ker, George, of Faldonside, 19.
Ker, Isabella, xxiii, xlviii.
Ker, John, 43.
Ker, Sir Thomas, of Cavers, xxiii.
Ker, Sir Walter, of Cessford, xiii.
Ker, Walter, of Hersell, 36.
Ker, William, of Lair, 38.
"Kinmont Willie," xiv.
Kinrossy, lands of, 12.
Kirkton, Alexander, 39.
Ladypart, lands of, 36.
Lamberton, Bishop, xxix.
Lamont, Georgiana, lv.
Langlands, Robert, 26.
Lauderdale, Earl of, lxv.
Leslie, Alexander, Earl of Leven, lxix.
Leslie, Lady Elizabeth, lxix.
Lessudden, teinds in, 35, 40.
Lincoln, Richard de, 20.
Lindesay, Patrick, 17.
Lindsay, Mr, of Eaglescairnie, 67.
Lindsay, Peter, of Inchdarney, 64.
Liver, Rev. Robert, of Merton, 49-51.
Lockhart, Charlotte, lxx.
Lockhart, Dr John, of Birkhill, lxvii,
Lockhart, James, lvii.
Lockhart, John Gibson, Ixi, lxv, lxvii,
Loekhart, John Hugh, Ixviii, lxix.
Lockhart, Laurence, lvii.
Loekhart, Louisa, lvii.
Lockhart, Mary, lvii.
Loekhart, Rev. Dr Laurence, of Milton-
Lockhart, Sir George, of Carnwath,
Lockhart, Sir James, of the Lee, Ixviii.
Lockhart, Sir Simon, of the Lee, lxvii.
Lockhart, Sir Stephen, of Cleghorn, lxvii.
Lockhart, William, of Birkhill, lxvii.
Lockhart, William, of Milton-Lockhart,
Long, Adam, of Home, 21.
Lothian, Marquis of, 12.
Lowthrope, Charlotte E., lix.
Ludovic, Cardinal, 27.
Maccusville, Barony of, Ixx.
Maccusville, Herbert de, lxx.
Maccus, Robert, son of, lxx.
Macdougal, Isobel, xx.
Macdougall, Henry, of Makarston, xxiii,
Macdougall, Margaret, 42.
Macdougall, Thomas, of Stodrig, 37, 42.
Macdougall, Walter, 42, 44.
Mackenzie, Sir George, xix.
Macneill, Sir John, lxvi.
M'Culloch, David, of Ardwell, lxii.
M'Culloch, Elizabeth, lxii.
M'Kay, Anna, lv.
M'Kay, Rev. Mr, of Jedburgh, 55.
Macuswell, Sir John de, of Caerlaverock,
Maitland, Christian, lv.
Maitland, John, of Thirlestane, 21.
Maitland, Lieut. -Colonel, of Craigieburn,
Maitland, Robert, of Thirlestane, 22.
Malcolm Canmore, liii, 19, 23.
March, George, Earl of, 15.
March, Patrick, Earl of, 22.
Marchmont, Earl of, xix, 68.
Mar, Earl of, 24.
Mar, John, Earl of, xxxvi.
Mar, Margaret, Countess of, liii.
Marjoribanks, the, of Murehouselaw,
Mary, Queen of Scots, lxix.
Maurice, Prince of Orange, xiv.
Maxwell, Hon. Joseph C. lxx.
Maxwell, Marmaduke, Lord Hemes, lxx.
Maxwell, Sir William Stirling, of Pol-
Maxwell, William, Lord Herries, lxx.
Meldrum, Rev. Andrew, of Merton, 47.
Melville, Lord, lxi.
Melorstane, charter of lands, 20, 22.
Merton, lands of, 14, 25, 28, 29, 35.
Mertoun, Isobel, of that ilk, xxx.
Millhaugh, lands of, 35.
Milne, Robert, 38.
Mitchell, Rev. William, 54, 55, 58.
Mitchelson, Harriet, Iviii.
Mitchelson, John, of Middleton, Iviii.
Moll, Alicia de, xii.
Molla, Henry de, xii.
Molle, charter of lauds, 20-22.
Monmouth, Duke of, xiv, xix.
Moravia, Andrew de, lv.
Morham, Sir Adam de, xxix.
Moroden, lands of, 40.
Morton, Lady, 63.
Morritt, Mr, lix.
Murray, Agnes, xvii, xviii, xx.
Murray, Anne, 1, li.
Murray, Antony, of Dollerie, lv.
Murray, Earl of, 24.
Murray, Frances, lv.
Murray, Sir Gideon, of Elibank, xvii,
Murray, Sir J ohn, of Philiphaugh, 1.
Murray, Sir Patrick K., of Ochtertyre,
Murray, Sir William, of Ochtertyre, lv.
Murray, the Outlaw, 1.
Murthockstone, lands of, xii.
Napier, Lord, xxv.
Nether Shielfield, lands of, xxxiv.
Nicholson, Cadogan, xxxiii,
Nicholson, Charles, xxxiii.
Nicholson, Dr, Dean of Exeter, lxix.
Nicholson, Dr William, Bishop of Car-
Nicholson, George, xxxiii.
Nicholson, Jane, lxix.
Nicholson, Rev. James, of Banchory,
Nisbetmoore, battle of, xxx, 15.
Nisbett, Rev. William, 54.
Oliphant, Laurence, of Gask, liv.
Oliphant, Margaret, liv.
Oliver, Andrew, 64.
Oppell, Hans Max Von, lxiii.
Oppell, Mary Monica Von, lxiii.
Oppell, Rittmeister Von, lxiii.
Otterburn, battle of, liii.
Peat, Elizabeth, lxiii.
Peat, George, lxiii.
Peat, Godfrey, lxiii.
Peat, Major Alexander Cumine, C.B.,
Peat, Margery, lxiii.
Peat, Walter, lxiii.
Peile, Horatio, lix.
Pennie, Elizabeth, xxxiv, 33-35.
Pennie, family of, in Dry burgh, 33, 34.
Pennie, Hew, 33.
Pennie, Isabel, 33.
Pennie, James, 33.
Penny, Hon. "William, Lord Kinloch, lv.
" Penny, the Lee," lxvii.
Petrie, Rev. William, of Canobie, 62.
Pinkie, battle of, xiii.
Pitcaimie, Dr Archibald, xxiv.
Pitcnr, lands of, 12.
Poictiers, battle of, 15.
Polwarth, Hugh Scott, Lord, xi, xix,
Pringle, Alexander, of Yair, li.
Pringle, David, of Hownam, 37.
Pringle, George, of Balmungo, li.
Pringle, Janet, 58.
Pringle, Jean, of Clifton, xxxii.
Pringle, John, of Whytbank, li.
Pringle, Margaret, 57.
Pringle, Mark, of Clifton, xxxii.
Pringle, Rev. John, of Fogo, li.
Pringle, Robert, of Clifton, xxxiii, 58.
Pringles, the, of Crighton, xxiii.
Purves, Patrick, Chamberlain of Dry-
Queensberry, Duke of, xv.
Rae, Mary Anne, of Coldsheaf, liv, lv.
Ramsay, William, of Dalhousie, 18.
Records, Scottish Privy Council, xx-xxii.
Register, Lyon's, 12.
Reidsquair, Raid of, xlviii.
Ridal, Jervasius, xlvii.
Riddle, Andrew, in St Boswells, 33, 34.
Robert II. , xxxv, liv.
Robertson, Agnes, 58.
Robertson, Andrew, 58.
Robertson, John, 58.
Robertson, Marion, 58.
Robertson, William, 58.
Rosebank, lands of, xliii.
Ross, Henry Fraser, heraldic painter, 11.
Ross, Isabel, Countess of, 15, 43.
Roule, Ada de, 30.
Russell, Alexander, lvi.
Russell, Anne, lvi.
Russell, Colonel William, of Ashestiel,
Russell, Daniel, lvi.
Russell, Elizabeth, lvi.
Russell, General Sir James, lvii, lxiv.
Russell, Helen, lvii.
Russell, Jane, lvi.
Russell, John, lvi.
Russell, Katherine, lvii.
Russell, William, lvi.
Rutherford, Anne, xlv, lvi, lviii-lx.
Rutherford, Christian, lvii.
Rutherford, Darcy, lviii.
Rutherford, Elizabeth, xxxii, xxxiii, 58.
Rutherford, George, of Fairnington,
xxxii, 8, 9, 34, 48, 57.
Rutherford, Hugo de, xlvii.
Rutherford, James, xlvii, lvii.
Rutherford, Janet, lvii.
Rutherford, Jean, li, lvi.
Rutherford, John, lvi-lviii.
Rutherford, John, of Edzerstoun, xxxv,
Rutherford, John, of Grundisnock, xlvm.
Rutherford, John, of Hunthill, xlvii.
Rutherford, Margaret, xxxv, lviii, 42,
48, 49, 58.
Rutherford, Miss, of Know South, xliii.
Rutherford, Mr, of New York, xlviii.
Rutherford, Nichol, of Fairnilee, xlvii.
Rutherford, Professor Daniel, lvii, lviii.
Rutherford, Professor John, M.D., xxii,
xlv-xlvii, li, lii, lv.
Rutherford, Rev. John, of Yarrow, xlviii,
Rutherford, Richard, of Hunthill, xlviii.
Rutherford, Richard, of that ilk, 22.
Rutherford, Robert, li, lii, lvii, lviii.
Rutherford, Robertus de, xlvii.
Rutherford, Sir Richard, xlvii.
Rutherford, Sir Robert de, xlvii.
Rutherford, Thomas, of that ilk, 7.
Rutherford, William, lvii.
Ruthven, John, Earl of Gowrie, 19.
Ruthven, William, 17.
St Alban's, Duchess of, xxxviii.
Saint Eustacia, Haliburtons in, 65.
Sanderson, Elizabeth, lix.
Sanderson, Margaret, lix.
Sanderson, Richard Burdon, lix.
Schatto, Thomas de, xlix.
Schaw, Christiana, xlix.
Schaw, James de le, xlix,
Scot, Barbara, 60.
Scot, Janet, 59.
Scot, John, 60.
Scot, , Laird of Harden, 59.
Scot, Thomas, 59.
Scot, Walter, of Baileyknow, 59, 60.
Scot, Walter, of Raeburn, 59, 60.
Scot, William, 59, 60.
Scott, Walter, W.S., xxiii, xlv-xlvii, lvi,
Scott, Anna, of Ancrum, xxii.
Scott, Anne, lix, lx, lxii, lxvii.
Scott, Anne, Duchess of Monmouth, xiv,
Scott, Anne, of Gala, xxiii.
Scott, Catherine Hope, Ixx.
Scott, Charles, Duke of Buccleuch, xv.
Scott, Christian, li.
Scott, Daniel, lxiii.
Scott, David, of Buccleuch, xiii.
Scott, Eliza, lxii, lxiii.
Scott, Francis, Duke of Buccleuch, xv.
Scott, Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, xiv,
Scott, General Walter, lxii.
Scott, George, lxii.
Scott, Henry, Duke of Buccleuch, xv.
Scott, Hugh, of Draycott, xxiii.
Scott, Hugh, of Gala, xxiii.
Scott, Hugh, of Harden, xix.
Scott, James Hope, lxx.
Scott, Jean, lx, 60.
Scott, Jessie, lxii.
Scott, John, of Belford, 65.
Scott, John, of Harden, xii, xxvi, xxvii.
Scott, John, of Murdieston, xvi.
Scott, John, of Synton, xxii.
Scott, Josephine Hope, lxx.
Scott, Lieut. -Colonel Walter, Bart. , lxvi.
Scott, Lieutenant Walter S. Lockhart,
Scott, Major John, lx, lxi.
Scott, Margaret, li.
Scott, Margaret Hope, lxx.
Scott, Mary, Countess of Tarras, xiv.
Scott, Mary, "Flower of Yarrow," xvi,
Scott, Mary I. Maxwell, lxxi.
Scott, Mary Monica Hope, lxx, lxxi.
Scott, Minna Hope, lxx.
Scott, Mr, of Danesfield, xlii.
Scott, Mr, of Whitehaugh, li.
Scott, Philip Hope, lxx.
Scott, Philip, of Dryhope, xvi.
Scott, Rev. John, of Oxnam, 44.
Scott, Rev. Thomas, lxii.
Scott, Richard, xi, xii.
Scott, Robert, lx.
Scott, Robert of Branxholm, xii.
Scott, Robert, of Iliston, xix.
Scott, Sir Gideon, of Highchester, xix.
Scott, Sir John, Bart, of Ancrum, xxii.
Scott, Sir Michael, of Murdieston, xii,
Scott, Sir Patrick, Bart, of Ancrum,
Scott, Sir Richard, xii.
Scott, Sir Walter, of Abbotsford, Bart.,
xi, xv, xxv, xxvii, xxviii, Ivi, lxi, lxiii,
Scott, Sir Walter, of Branxholm, xii-xiv.
Scott, Sir William, of Harden, xvii-xxi.
Scott, Sir William, of Thirlestane, xxv.
Scott, Sophia; lxvii, Ixviii.
Scott, Theresa Hope, lxx.
Scott, Thomas, W.S., lxi, lxii.
Scott, Walter, lx, 59.
Scott, Walter, Duke of Buccleuch, xv.
Scott, Walter, Earl of Buccleuch, xiv.
Scott, Walter Hope, lxx.
Scott, Walter Hugh, Lord Polwarth,
Scott, Walter J. Maxwell, lxxi.
Scott, Walter of Harden, Earl of Tarras,
Scott, Walter, of Highchester, xix.
Scott, Walter, of Synton, xvi.
Scott, William, xii.
Scott, William, Earl of Dalkeith, xv.
Scott, William Hugh, of Draycott, xxiv.
Scott, William, of Harden, xv, xvi.
Scotts, the, of Abbotsford, xi, xv, xxiii,
xxv, xxvii, xxviii, xlv, xlvii, lvi, lix-
Scotts, the, of Harden, xii, xv-xxi, xxvi,
Scotts, the, of Raeburn —
Anne, xxiii, xxiv, xliii.
Barbara, xxiii, xlii.
James, xxvi, xliii.
Major John, xxiii.
Mary, xxiv, xlii.
Robert, xx, xxii-xxiv, xlii.
Walter, xx-xxvi, xl, xii, xlv.
William, xx, xxii-xxiv, xxvi, xl,
Scotts, the, of Sandyknowe —
Jean, xxiii, xliv, xlv.
Robert, xxiii, xxvi-xxviii, xxxix,
xli-xliii, xlvi, xlvii, 59, 60.
Thomas, xxiii, xlvi, xlvii.
Selkirk, abbey of, xi.
Selkirk, Earl of, lvii.
Shaw, Adam, 1.
Shaw, Alexander, of Sauchie, 1.
Shaw, Gideon, li.
Shaw, James, 1, li.
Shaw, Jean, li.
Shaw, John, li.
Shaw, John de, of Sauchie, xlix, 1.
Shaw, Marion, 1.
Shaw, Patrick, M.D., li.
Shaw, Rev. John, of Sauchie, 1, li.
Shaw, Rev. Patrick, 1.
Shaw, 'William, li.
Shaw, William de, xlix.
Sheilfleld, Erskines of, xxxiii.
Sheilfield, Nether, 32, 36.
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