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The Scottish House -of Christie has produced more than an 
ordinary share of notable members, of whom no inconsider- 
able portion have occupied useful and important posts in the 
public service. In preparing memoirs of the House, I have 
been fortunate in obtaining the co-operation of well-iivformed 
members. Among these I mention with especial gratitude 
Captain James Edmund Christie of Edinburgh, who, next 
in succession to his father, is head and representative of 
that branch, so long honourably associated with the muni- 
cipality of Stirling. Mr Craig Christie of Edinburgh has, in 
connection with his branch, also given me most important 
assistance. The present chief magistrate of Stirling; Provost 
George Christie, has, by procuring me convenient access tD 
the records of that burgh, rendered me under special obliga- 
tions. To Mr Eobert Walker, formerly Town-Clerk Depute 
of Stirling, and now Depute Sherifif-Clerk of Aberdeenshire, 
I am largely indebted for his gratuitously undertaking 
searches in the public records of Stirlingshire. My painstak- 
ing and accomplished assistant in genealogical inquiries, the 


Kev. Walter Macleod, has prosecuted his researches with his 
usual ardour and success. On his copious extracts from the 
records deposited in the General Begister House, and from 
provincial and parochial registers, the work is mainly founded. 


Grampian Lodge, 

Forest Hill, Subret, 
Feh-uary 1878. 




In his " Scottish Dictionary/' Dr Jamieson conjectures that 
the Scottish word "Cristie" is derived from the Danish 
cTuset; and Mr Ferguson is of opinion that the English prisfix 
crist may be the Frankish form of the Teutonic hrist, to 
brandish a sword.^ It is more probable, we conceive, that 
the surnames Christie and Christison are derived from the 
Danish baptismal name Christian or Christigem. A few 
families of the name in the Isle of Man distinctly claim a 
Norse or Danish origin. The chief families of the sept may 
be traced to the north-eastern coast. 

As a surname, Christy, or Christie, appears in Scotland so 
early as the twelfth century. Prior to the year 1200, Christy 
of Foyness or Phoineas in the Aird, Inverness-shire, held 
lands under Byset of Lovat, being one of several proprietors, 
commonly styled the " Bisset's Barons." ^ In a bishop's pre- 
cept for the investment of chaplains in the church of Loch- 

^ The Teutonic Name-System, applied to the Family Names of France, 
England, and Gennany. By Robert Ferguson. London, Svo, p. 188. 
' Anderson's History of the Family of Fraser, Edinburgh, 1825, 4to, p. 19. 



alveth, in the province of Moray, in 1333, *" Dominns Cris- 
tinns" is named as perpetual vicar of the said church.^ 

In the south-eastern coujities, Christie, as a surname, first 
appears in the fifteenth century. In July 1476, Paul Cristy 
is named along with Adam Edgar of Wedderlie, as differing 
with Walter, Abbot of Dryburgh, respecting the lands of 
ELnokfelde.' Members of the family had settled in Fifeshire, 
in or prior to the fifteenth century. In a charter, dated 
13tb July 1457, granted by the Abbot of lindores, to the 
burgh of Newburgh, is named among the burgesses *^ John of 
Chrysty.*'* Thomas Crystie conducted a small manufactory 
at the cotton^ of Stravithie, near St Andrews, in eastern Fife- 
shire ; he died on the 10th February 1581, his " frie gear " 
being valued at 22 lib.^ 

Thomas Chiystie rented the farm of Grange, in the parish 
of St Andrews ; he died on the 16th June 1614, leaving four 
sons and one daughter, minors. His " frie gear '' amounted to 
96 lib. 3s. 4d.® Catherine Smith, wife of David Crystie 
in Feddinch, in the parish of St Andrews, died 31st May 
1626, leaving in "frie gear," 157 lib. 9s. 2d.7 Alexander 
Chrystie, citizen of St Andrews, died 18th September 1636 ; 
his inventory was valued at 153 lib. 6s. 8d.^ Hugh Chrystie, 
burgess of Crail, on the east coast of Fife, died in 1723, his 
inventory being valued at 176 lib.® 

A family of Christie was settled at the shipping port of 
Kirkcaldy, in southern Fifeshire, early in the sixteenth 

1 Eegistrum Epis. Moraviensis, Edinburgh, 1837, 4to, p. 289. 

2 Liber S. Marie de Drybnrgh, Edinburgh, 1817, p. 17. 

> Lindores Abbey, by Alexander Laing, Edinburgh, 1776, 4to, pp. 479, 480< 
^ A hamlet possessed by cottars dependent on the farmer or owner of the 
» St Andrews Com. Rec, vol. If. • /ft., vol. v. 

^ n., vol. viii. • Ih., vol. ix. • 76., vol. xviii. 


centuiy. On the 14th January 1549, the testament of 
Matthew Criste in Kirkcaldy was given up by Elizabeth 
Melville, his widow, and his sons John and Bobert. His 
" frie gear" was valued at 68 lib. 12s.^ 

Probably from the settlers at the shipping ports of St 
Andrews, Grail, or Kirkcaldy, were derived the numerous 
famiUes of Christie, which afterwards occupied lands in 
different districts of Fife. Thomas Christie, of the parish 
of Arngask, died in September 1612, leaving of " frie gear" 
282 lib. 10s. 6d.2 George Chrystie, farmer at Easter 
Wemyss, died February 1616, leaving " frie gear " to the value 
of 176 lib. 13s. 4d.^ William Chrystie in Wester Markinch 
died 3d February 1617, leaving five sons, minors. His in- 
ventory was reckoned at 266 lib.* David Chrystie in Bal- 
kirstie, parish of Newbum, died 16th October 1633, leaving 
220 lib. in " frie gear." ^ Helen Readie, wife of John Chrystie 
in Balbougie, parish of Inverkeithing, died in June 1661, 
her *' frie gear ** being valued at 2236 lib.® Robert Chrystie, 
burgess of Elinghom, died November 1694; his inventory 
was reckoned at 257 lib. 13s. 4d.^ 

From the baptismal record of Dunfermline, in south-western 
Fifeshire, it would appear that there the Christie family had 
made settlements prior to the Reformation. In the ''New 
Rentale-Book " of Dunfermline, 1555-1583, Patrick Christie 
and Janet Torrentine, his wife, are named as receiving a feu- 
charter of tlje lands of Hoill, otherwise Legatesbrig, in that 
regality.® The representative of this couple, Thomas Chrystie, 

^ St Andrews Com. Rec, vol. i. • lb,, vol. viii. 

' lb,, vol. vL ^ lb,, vol. vL 

■ lb,, voL ix. ^ lb,, vol. xii. 

^ lb,, vol. viii. 
B Registrnm de Dunfermelyn, passim. 


who is styled both of the HoOl and of Legatesbrig, married 
Janet Button, by whom he had three sons, Thomas, James, 
bom 1602, and Andrew, bom 1605. On the 26th June 1623, 
Thomas Chrystie of the Hoill married Elspet Durie, by whom 
he had two sons, James, bom 1635, and Alexand^, bom 
1642.1 On the 14th October 1664, Alexander Chrystie was 
served heir to his father, Thomas Chrystie, in the lands of 
Hoill or Legatesbrig.' 

A descendant of the family of Hoill, John Chrystie, held 
office at Dunfermline as master of the song at the close 
of the seventeenth century. This office, otherwise that of 
precentor in the abbey church, was specially endowed in 
1610 by Anne, queen of James VI., and was placed in the 
gift of Lord Tweeddale as heritable bailie of the lordship 
of Dunfermline.' The master of the song being also the 
parochial registrar, we are indebted to this fact for some par- 
ticulars respecting his social status. He was twice mar- 
ried, first to Jean Finlay, and secondly to Margaret Cowie, 
the latter a daughter of one of the magistrates. At the 
baptism of his daughter Emilia, bom on the 6th October 
1688, were present as witnesses, Alexander, Lord Elibank; 
Captain Gteorge Durie of Craigluscar, styled " Lord Provost of 
Dunfermline," and George Murray, younger of Kttencrieflf. 
In recording the baptism of his son James, bom 12th July 
1690, John Christie describes, as one of the two god-fathers, 
" James, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender 
of the Faith," which, as the king was then dethroned and in 
exile, would imply his strong Jacobite predilections. Among 

^ Parish Reg. of Dunfermline. 

« Inq. Spec, Fife, 970. 

» Chalmers* History of Dunfermline, 1844-1869, vol. i., p. 440, vol. ii., 

p. 417. 


the witnesses are named " George Mackenzie, son to George 
Mackenzie, Lord Advocate." At future baptisms, he has as 
witnesses, Sir Charles Halket of Pitfirran, Sir Henry Ward- 
law of Pitreavie, and Sir Philip Anstruther of Entersfield. 
Concerning one of his children, baptized on the 19th June 
1698, it is set forth that he was " called James, after James, 
Marquis of Montrose, being present at the baptism." ^ 

Sprung from the same stock with the family at Hoill or 
Legatesbrig was another branch of the Fifeshire house of 
Christie, which attained considerable opulence. William and 
Henry Chrystie are named in the "New Eentale " of Dunferm- 
line, 1555-1583. The former, who occupied a portion of the 
lands of Over Stentoun, in the parish of Kinglassie and 
regality of Dunfermline, had resigned to him, on the 23d 
December 1565, by Eobert, Archdean of St Andrews, com- 
mendator of the monastery of Dunfermline, three sixteenth 
parts of the said lands, for a charter of feu-farm to be made 
to him and his heirs.^ On the 17th July 1605, David Christie 
received a precept of sasine of the lands of Stentoun.^ John 
Chrystie, of the same family, received, on the 10th November 
1608, a charter of half the village of Beith, Bonally, and 
Beith-under-the-Hill, near Dunfermline.* 

George Christie is named in the burgh records of Dysart, 
in December 1537; in the same records he is described as a 
bailie in 1563. 

On the 15th March 1634, David Chrystie, burgess of 
Dysart, was served heir to Alexander Chiystie in a portion 
of the lands of Over Stentoun.^ 

^ Parisli Reg. of Danfermline. 

* Boyal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Appendix to Fourth 
Report, p. 501. 
' Inq. Spec., Fife, 970. ^ Register of Dunfermline. ^ Inq. Spec, Fife, 50S. 


Jamee Chrystie, in Forrestoun, in the parish of Einglassie, 
died in March 1652; his " Me gear " being estimated at 4607 
lib. 6& 8d Among his debtors are named DaTid Chrystie of 
Stentoun, while David Chrystie in Gaitmilk is cautioner to 
the executor.^ Janet Tod, wife of David Chrystie, tenant in 
Gaitmilk, died in November 1683, her^'frie gear" amounting 
to £557, 6a Sd., John Chrystie, tenant in Loch-head, being 
cautioner.^ In the same parish George Chrystie of Auchin- 
muir died in November 1715, his testament-dative being 
administered by his daughter, Alison Chrystie, spouse to 
Andrew Wilson of Temple, his "frie gear" amounting to 
3428 Ub. 6s. 8d.» 

James Chrystie, nephew of David Chrystie of Over Sten- 
toun, Writer to the Signet at Edinburgh, acquired the lands of 
Whitehouse, in the parish of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, and 
others. In the estate of Whitehouse he was, on the 25th April 
1671, succeeded by his son James.^ James Christie was at the 
same time served heir to his father in the lands and barony 
of Pittencrieff, in the parish of Dunfermline, a portion of the 
lands of Over and Nether Stentoun, in the parish of King- 
h^e, and the lands of Balsillie, in the barony of Leslie, 
Fifeshire;^ also in the lands of Orchill, Perthshire,* and of a 
bond for £325 on the lands of Spittal, near Stirling, and in 
the titles of the lands and barony of Canglar, commonly 
called Charterhoushall, in the parish of St Ninians.^ He 
died in 1676, and was succeeded by his son, James Chrystie, 
Writer to the Signet This person in 1697 sold a portion of 
his lands to Mai^garet, Countess of Bothes. He married Jane, 

^ St Andrews Com. Rec., vol. x. 

' lb., vol. xiv. ' Ib,f vol. xviL 

* Inq. Spec, Fife, 1191. « /j,^ hqo. 

* Inq. Spec, Perth, 820. ^ i^q, gpec., Stirling, 258. 


daughter of James Foulis of Batho, by i?rhom be bai James 
Christie of Newhall, Haddingtonshire, who in 1702-4 appears 
as a Commissioner of Supply for that county. 

James Christie of Newhall died at Baberton House, near 
Edinburgh, on the 17th December 1749. He married Cathe- 
rine, daughter of William Dick of Grange (co-heir of his 
uncle, Colonel Sir James Leslie), and by her had two sons 
and three daughters, of whom Ann died in 1793, aged eighty- 
four. John, the second son, was a captain in the army. 
Having been presented with a lottery ticket by his colonel, 
the Earl of Berkeley, he drew a £10,000 prize, and purchased 
l^e estate of Baberton, in the county of Edinburgh ; he died 
30th April 1789. In the lands of Failzie and Baberton he 
was succeeded by his nephew, Alexander Christie, captain, 
B.K, afterwards admiral. Admiral Alexander Christie mar- 
ried EUzabeth, daughter of Admiral Braithwaite. She died 
in 1820^ leaving four sons and four daughters, one of whom, 
Eliza^ married, in 1813, Collingwood Foster Fenwick, second 
son of Nicholas Fenwick of Leamington Hall^ Northumber- 


Archibald Christie, eldest son of Admiral Alexander Christie, 
succeeded him in the lands of Baberton. He married, first, 
in November 1812, Maria, daughter of George Beeves of 
Langley, Wiltshire, who died in 1818 ; second, 25th Novem- 
ber 1819, Sarah, daughter of Dr Wihner. Of his two sons, 
Alexander, the elder, married Agnes Mossman, without issue. 
Braithwaite Christie, the younger son, now owns the lands of 

Archibald Christie, elder son of James Christie of New- 
hall, by his wife, Catherine Dick, was bom in 1706. Styled 
" portioner of Inveresk," he inherited in 1772 the estate of 


SathOy Bdinburghshire, on the death of his cousin, Alexander 
Foulis^ advocate. This estate he afterwards sold. He died 
on the 11th March 1796. By his wife Ann, sister of Sir 
Alexander Gordon, Bart, of Lesmoir, who died in 1810, he 
had a son and a daughter, Helen, who married in 1807 
Patrick Sanc^erson. 

James Christie, only son of Archibald Christie and Ann 
Gordon, was an oflScer in the Koyal Dragoons. He succeeded 
to the lands of Riddry, in the county of Lanark. He was 
heir-male and representative of the family of Christie of 
Stentoun. By his wife, Lucy, daughter of John Beardsley of 
Glascot, Warwickshire, he had a son, Archibald, bom at York 
on the 24th September 1774 

Entering the army, Archibald Christie was present in 
many important engagements. In reward of service, he 
received the honour of knighthood, and was appointed 
Colonel of the Boyal Veterans and Commandant-General 
of Army Hospitals. He was for twenty years commandant 
,at Chatham, and was subsequently appointed Governor of 
Stirling Castle. He died at Stirling Castle in August 1847. 
His remains were interred in Logic churchyard. As heir- 
male and representative of the ancient family of Christie of 
Stentoun, and chief of the name, he registered arms in Decem- 
ber 1818. The registration is in these terms: 

"Archibald Christie, Esquire of Eiddry, formerly of Sten- 
ton, in the county of Fife, a colonel in the army, Commandant- 
General of Army Hospitals, and Knight of the Boyal Hano- 
verian Guelphic Order, heir-male and representative of the 
ancient family of Christie of Stenton, in the county of Fife, 
and chief of the name, who married Jane, only child of George 
Dwyer, Esquire, son of John Dwyer, Esquire of Singland, in 



the county of limerick, — ^bears, viz,, parted per palfe (baron 
and femme), the dexter side being first and fourth or, a saltyr 
engrailed gules, cantoned with four mullets azure; second, 
argent on a cheveron between three laurel leaves vert, 
as many besants argent ; third, argent, a Uon rampant gules, 
surmounted of a bend azure, for the name of Leslie. On the 
sinister side a lion rampant between three mullets gules, 
being the arms of his wife, aU encircled by a ribbon, whereon 
is this motto, * Nee Aspera Torrent,' and thereto appended 
the badge of a Knight Companion of the most honourable 
Guelphic Order. On a compartment below the shield is this 
motto, ' Sic Viresco,' and for supporters two gryphons proper. 
Matriculated December 1818." 

Colonel Sir Archibald Christie married Jane, only child of 
George Dwyer of Singland, county Limerick (she died in 
1843), and by her had three sons and three daughters. Lucy 
Ann, the' eldest daughter, bom 1802, died unmarried in 1854 ; 
Frances, second daughter, bom 1804, is unmarried; Mary, 
third daughter, born 1807, died unmarried in 1839. 

George James, the eldest son, born 1801, died unmarried 
in 1837; Andrew de Burgh, second son, bom 1810, died 
unmarried in 1S39. Frederick Gordon, the third son, bom 
1816, entered the army in his sixteenth year. A retired 
colonel, he now resides in London. He owns the family 
estate of Eiddry, Lanarkshire, and is head of the house of 

Colonel Frederick Gordon Christie, married, in 1844, 
Augusta, second daughter of Colonel Foster Lechman Coore, 
of Scruton Hall, Yorkshire, without issue. 

At the commencement of the century there were, -as "heri- 
tors " or landowners in Fifeshire, John Christie of Pitgomo 
Easter, Alexander Christie of Balchrystie, and Andrew 


Christie of Ferrybank.^ The firet of these persons is now 
represented by James Christie, residing at Fitgomo, parish of 
Strathniiglo. TThe lands of Balchiystie, in the parish of 
Largo, were acquired by Thomas Christie in 1765, as husband 
of Helen, one of the three co-heiresses of Thomas Finlay, 
Writer to the Signet* John Christie, of the family of Ferry- 
bank, commenced business as a solicitor in Cupar-Fife, in 
1796, and in the following year had transferred to him the 
unfinished processes of one John Finlayson, a lawyer in the 
place, who renounced the profession in the belief that the 
millennium was at hand.^ Margaret, daughter of Andrew 
Christie of Ferrybank, married, in 1824, Sir George Camp- 
bell of Edenwood, Fifeshire, brother of the Lord Chancellor 
Campbell The eldest son. Sir George Campbell, now of 
Edenwood, bom 1825, is M.P. for Kirkcaldy. The Cupar 
branch of the house of Christie is represented by Alexander 
Christie, Howard Place, St Andrews^ and Kobert Christie, 
27 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh, both retired surgeons in 

By the town council of Stirling, on the 26th November 
1609, James Chrystie, in Comtoun, parish of Logie, Stir- 
lingshire, was appointed with several others to prepare 
"statutes" regulating the prices of provisions in the town 
and district for the following year.* He died in April 1615, 
leaving in " frie gear" 236 lib. Is. 4d. In his will he names his 
wife, Margaret Lockhart, as his executrix, and bequeaths his 
lands of Comtoun between his sons Thomas and Finlay.^ 

^ Sibbald's History of Fife, edited by the Bey. Dr Laarence Adamson, 
Cupar-Fife, 1808, Svo, p. 485. 

* Wood's East Nenk of Fife, Edinbnrgh, 1862, 12mo, p. 279. 
' Kay's Edinbxugh Portraits, voL ii., p. 455. 

* Stirling Town Council Records. ' Stirling Com. Bee., voL iL 


Malcolm Ghrystie, a third son^ and also a portioner of Com- 
toun, is mentioned subsequently. 

Finlay Chrystie, portioner of Comtoun, died in November 
1618, leaving 2404 lib. 6s. 8d. of " frie gear.'* In his testa- 
ment he appoints his chndren John and James as his execu- 
tors, and names his brother Malcolm, portioner of Gomtoun, 
and his brother Thomas in Spittal, parish of Logic, as over- 
seers and guides to his children.^ 

On the 20th January 1619, John Chrystie was served heir 
to Finlay Chrystie, his father, in the twelfth part of the lands 
of Comtoun; on the 14th July 1624, he was succeeded as 
portioner of Comtoun by his sister Janet.^ 

Christian Dow, wife of Thomas Chrystie in Spittal, died in 
May 1618, leaving in "frie gear" 427 lib. 19s. 44 In her 
testament-dative are named her children, James, Janet, and 
Elspeth; Malcolm Chrystie in Comtoun being cautioner.^ 

John Chrystie, senior, in Cambus, parish of Logic, of the 
family-of Sheriffmuirlands, died in October 1671, leaving of 
" frie gear " £289, 2s. 84 By his wife, Margaret Henderson, 
of the family of Westerton, he had five sons — John, James, 
Eobert, Andrew, and George ; and two daughters — Margaret 
and Janet. In his testament he names among his debtors 
Duncan Chrystie in Stirling, Eobert Chrystie in CastlehiLl of 
Stirling, and Thomas Chrystie in Stirling.* 

Margaret Henderson, relict of John Chrystie in Cambus, 
died in January 1702. Her inventory was produced by 
James Chrystie in Broom of West Grange, her executor- 
dative qua creditor.^ 

James Christie, farmer in West Grange, married Elizabeth 

^ Dunblane Com. Bee., vol. v., fol. 4. * Inq. Speo., Stirling, 95, 117. 

' Dunblane Com. Rec., vol. iv. * Ih., vol. xi. ■ lb., vol. xvii 


Christie, by whom he had five sons — James, bom July 1689 ; 
Alexander, bom 27th March 1692 ; Kobert, bom January 
1696 ; John, bom April 1698 ; Henry, bom December 1704 ; 
also three daughters — ^Margaret, bom August 1694; Eliza- 
beth, bom September 1700 ; and Anne, bom October 1707.^ 

Alexander Christie, second son of James Christie in West 
Grange, rented Nfewbigging of Tullibody. He married, in 
1724, Margaret Galloway (bom 18th March 1705), and by 
her had seven sons — John, bom Febmary 1730 ; Alexander, 
bom April 1732 ; William, bom April 1734 ; Peter, bom De- 
cember 1737; Edward, bom November 1741; James, bom 
May 1745 ; George, bom Febmary 1750 ; also four daughters 
— Jean, bom March 1728; Grizel, born December 1735; Anne, 
bom September 1739 ; and Janet, bom July 1743. 

Peter Chrisfle, foui-th son of Alexander Christie, married, 
in 1761, Margaret Drysdale, daughter of the Provost of Alva, 
by whom he had four sons — Alexander, bom August 1766 ; 
Edward, bom April 1775; Peter, bom June 1779; John, 
bom July 1783 ; also eight daughters — Grizel, bom October 
1762 ; Margaret (first), born October 1764 ; Catherine, born 
August 1767; Jean, born August 1769; Helen, bom July 
1771 ; Margaret (second), bom May 1773 ; Mary, born May 
1777 ; and Janet, bom October 1781. 

Alexander, the eldest son, became a merchant at Leith. 
He married, in 1811, Helen Craig « (bom 8th March 1774), 
and by her had two sons — Alexander, bom 1813, died 1852 ; 
and John Craig, bom 14th May 1815. 

^ Logie Parish Register. 

^ Helen Craig was only daughter of John Craig, farmer, Dolphinton, by 
his wife, Agnes, daughter of James Paterson, West ^nton, and his wife, Helen 
Yeitch, whose brother, James Yeitch, was a Senator of the College of Justice, 
by the title of Lord Elliock, and the friend and correspondent of Frederick the 


John Craig-Christie, merchant, Edinburgh, married, 6th 
June 1842, Eliza Thomson, by whom he has had five sons — 
Alexander Craig-Christie, born 22d May 1843 ; Robert John, 
bom 30th November 1845; Edward James, bom 2d April 
1852; David Thomson, died in infancy ; and William lindsay 
Alexander, bom 24th August 1857; also two daughters — 
fielen, twin with her brother David, who died in infancy, 
and Janette Bain, bom 22d September 1847, married, 26th 
November 1873, Isaac Mossop, physician, Bradford, with 
issue three daughters. 

Robert, third son of John Christie and Margaret Hender- 
son, rented Cambus of Tullibody. He married Catherine 
Jamie^on, by whom he had a daughter, Margaret, who pre- 
deceased him ; his wife died in January 1678, her inventory 
amounting to £1460.^ • 

Andrew Christie, fourth son of John Christie, senior, in 
Cambus,' rented the farm of PowhousQ^ * He married, first, 
28th May 1694, Janet Gentleman, by whom he had two sons — 
George, bom February 1695, and James (first),'born January 
1697; also four daughters — Jean, bom Jajiuary 1699; Mar- 
garetj bom April 1701 ; Janet, bom April 1703 ; and Anne, 
bom March 1705. He married, second, 4th Febmary 1708, 
Margaret Callander, by whom he had*a son, James (second), 
bom December 1708 ; and a daughter, Isobel, bom Decem- 
ber 1711.2 

Alexander Chrystie in Blackgrange, parish of Logie, died in 
October 1666, leaving substance to the value of £888. In his 
will he names his father, John Chrystie, elder, and Janet Alex- 
ander, daughter of Malcolm Alexander in Gogar, his wife.* 

1 Dunblane Com. Rec, vol. xii., fol. 899, and voL xiv. 

• Logie Parish Reg. • Dunblane Com. Rec., vol. x., fol. 71. 


Hsrry Chrystie of Craigtoun, parisli of EHmadock^ died in 
February 1670, leaving £772 of " frie gear." His testament- 
dative was produced by Archibald Ghiystie, his eldest son, 
John Chrystie of Spittaltoun being cautioner.^ 

Kobert Chrystie in Menstrie died January 1709. His in- 
ventory, produced by his son James, was valued at £1064, 13s. 
Among his debtors were James Chrystie in Blackgrange, 
and Hany Chrystie, chirurgeon, Stirling.* 

Robert Chrystie, son of the late Bobert Chrystie in 
Menstrie, died in 1714. His testament-dative was produced 
by his brothers, Thomas and William, and his sisters. Chris- 
tian and Jean.3 

John Christie, of the land? of Sherif&nuirlands, in the 
parish of Logie, married Marjory Kemp, daughter of a 
portioner of Corntoum On the 3d August 1716, Thomas 
and Elizabeth, described as '' lawful children of the deceased 
John Chrystie of Sherif&nuirlands and Marjorie Kemp, 
were baptized, James Chrystie, Provost of Stirling, being 

In the estate of Sherifimuirlands, John Christie was suc- 
ceeded by his son John, who, on the 30th April 1723, married 
Janet, daughter of James Henderson, senior, of Westerton of 
Airthrey. Of this marriage were bom five sons — James (first), 
bom May 1724 ; John, bom June 1726 ; James (second), bom 
July 1731; Patrick, bom Febmary 1736; Alexander, bom 
May 1740; Edward, born January 1744 ; also three daughters 
— Janet, bom February 1729; Elizabeth, bom November 
1733 ; Margaret, bom March 1738. 

^ Dunblane Com. Bee, vol. x., fol. 399; Inq. Spec., Perth, 809. 
« lb., vol. xvii.. No. 101. » /6., vol. xviiL, fol. 40. 

^ Logie Parish Register. 


John Christie of Sheriflftnuirlandsdied on the 20th February 
1781.^ The lands have since been alienated. 

Members of the family of Christie were settled at Stirling 
from the middle of the sixteenth century. " William Crystie," 
in 1588, had a daughter, Margaret, baptized. "Duncan 
Ciystie** was married at Stirling in July 1593.^ On the 
11th February 1622, Thomas Christie, bailie of Stirling, was 
instituted a member of the guildry. James Christie, brother of 
the laird of Shenffmuirlands, established at Stirling a tartan 
manufactory, and obtained a contract for clothing the High- 
land regiments. Appointed a town councillor on the 28th 
September 1696, he was at the same time elected a magistrate. 
On the 28th September 1704, he was chosen Dean of Guild.^ 
He was first bailie in September 1705, which office he held 
till the 27th September 1709, when h© was elected provost. 
Retiring from the town council in 1711, he was succeeded as 
provost by Sir John Erskine, governor of Stirling Castle. 
Recalled to the town council in September 1713, he was 
again chosen chief magistrate, retaining this office for two 
years.* He died in February 1 728, his property being valued to 
Thomas, his second son, executor-dative, at £4523, 10s. lOd. 
Among his debtors are named, John Christie of Sheriff- 
muirlands, Mrs Christie, widow of Harry Christie, writer; 
James Christie in Nethertown, Bailie Harry Christie, surgeon 
in Stirling; and James Christie, merchant in Glasgow. 
William Christie, merchant, Stirling, is named as cau- 

Provost* James Christie married, 4th May 1694, Margaret, 
daughter of Thomas Walker of Craigs of Plean, in the parish 

^ Dunblane Com. Bee., passim, ' Stirling Parish Register. 

' Guildry Records of Stirling. * Stirling Town Council Records. 

■ Stirling Com. Rec, vol. xii., fol. IG. 


of St Ninians,^ by whom he had six sons — James, Thomas, 
William, John, Hemry, and Alexander ; and six daughters — 
Catherine, Christian, Agnes, Jean, Janet, and ElizabetL^ 
Catherine died unmarried, 16th June 1729.' Christian mar- 
ried Michael Downie; she died in 1736, leaving a son John, 
who died unmarried; also three daughters — ^Agnes, who 
married, 1741, Thomas Gilfillan, with issue ; Catherine, who 
married, 1752, George Hewitson; and Isabella, who married 
Michael Connal, with issue, Patrick Connal, banker, Stirling. 
James Christie, eldest son of Provost James Christie and 
Margaret Walker, was bom at Stirling on the 14th April 
1695.^ A merchant and manufacturer, he planted branches 
of his house in Glasgow and London, and joined his cousin 
Eobert Christie in establishing a mercantile house at Balti- 
more. He died on the 7th August 1745. He married, in 
1717, Catherine, daughter of Francis Napier, Provost of 
Stirling. The family of Napier owned lands in Dumbar- 
tonshire in the thirteenth century. John de Napier swore 
fealty to Edward I. in 1296 ; he joined Sir William Oliphant 
in the defence of Stirling Castle in 1303, and on the sur- 
render of the garrison in the following year, was with others 
sent a prisoner to England. His descendant, John Napier of 
Merchiston, inventor of the logarithms, who died in 1617, 
was twice married. William, his fourth son, inherited the 
lands of Ardmore, in Dumbartonshire. Francis, son of this 
person, was a merchant-burgess of Stirling, and on the 28th 
September 1695, was appointed a town councillor, when he 

^ St Ninians Parish Register. 

' Stirling Com. Rec, vol. xii., fol. 16. For equal division among his six 
daughters, Provost James Christie bequeathed 4000 merks. 
' Stirling Register of Deaths. 
* Stirling Baptismal Register. 


was also elected a magistrate. On the 28th September 1666, 
he was chosen provost, and to this office was frequently re- 
^ elected. Provost Napier died at Stirling in 1713,^ leaving 
S** two sons, Gabriel and Kobert, and a daughter Catherine. 
Gftbriel, the elder son, a Writer to the Signet, succeeded to 
the lands of Craigannet; he married, 12th January 1714, 
Catherine M*Kaill, by whom he had a son John, who suc- 
ceeded to Craigannet in 1758, and dying unmarried in 1789, 
was succeeded by his sister Helen, wife of John Forrester 
of Braes. Gabriel Napier Forrester, grandson of John and 
Helen Forrester, succeeded to Craigannet in June 1870, and 
died unmarried in 1874. 

Kobert Napier, younger son of Francis Napier of Craig- 
annet, was bom in 1708. Entering as an ensign the 2d 
Eegiment, he was employed in the quartermaster-general's 
department. First aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland 
at the battle of Fontenoy in May 1745, he was, in reward of 
distinguished conduct, gazetted on the 25th June Ueutenant- 
colonel; also deputy quartermaster-general in the Austrian 
Netherlands. He was chief staflf-officer under the Duke of 
Cumberland at Culloden, and in the same year was preferred 
as colonel with the office of adjutant-general. In 1755 
he was appointed colonel of the 51st Eegiment recently 
embodied. By order of the Duke of Cumberland^,^ he in the 
same year prepared a series of instructions to General Brad- 
dock, regarding the attack on Niagara. On the 22d April 
1757, he was promoted as colonel of the 12th Foot, and in 
1759 was advanced as lieut.-general. He died unmarried on 
the 24th November 1766. 

Of the marriage of Provost James Christie and Catherine 

^ Stirling Com. Rec, 9th September 1713. 



Napier were bom s^yen sonfiH^ames, Francis, Grabiiel, Bobeit, 
Jotrn, William, and Charles ; ako six danghters-^Jean, Maiv 
garet, Henrietta, Elizabetli, Cathmne, and CSiristiait 

Jean, the eldest daughter, bom 3d May 1721, died un- 
married. Margaret, second daughter, bom 9th July 1727, 
married James Bell, civil engineer, Montreal, by whom she 
had a daughter, who married ■■■■■■ Camoron. Henrietta, 
third daughter, bom 1729, died 14th August 1742, unmarried. 
Elizabeth, fourth daughter, bom 19th May 1737, married 
William Gordon, by whom she had two sons. Captain James, 
killed in the American War, and General Gabriel, colonel of 

the 91st Eegimerit; also two daughters, who married 

Buchanan and •^**- Lindsay, Glasgow. Catherine, fifth 
daughter, married Captain Johnston, by whom she had a 
son, a lieutenant in the 34th Begiment^ who died at Madras 
unmarried; also a daughter, who married James M'Ewim, 
writer, Glasgow, with issue a son and daughter. Christian, 
the youngest daughter, married the Bev. William Button, 
minister of the Associate Church, Dalkeith. 

James, eldest son of Provost James Christie and Catherine 
Napier, was bom 13th July 1718. ffe practised as a solieitor 
at Stirling, and died there in 17^7.^ He mamed, 5th 
Januaiy 1741, Qath^ine Masterton, without issue. 

F)*ancis, second son of ProTOSt Jai»es Christie and Cathe- 
riifto Napier, bom 2(M^ January 1720, died young; Gabiriel, 
third son, was bom at Stirling on the 16th September 1722. 
Educated at the schocds of Stirling and Glasgow, and latterly 
in England, by his maternal uncle, Colonel Bobeit Napiei; 
he entered the army about the yeai 1742. In September 
1745 he was gazetted lioutenant, 27th Infentry. Present in 

^ St Ninians Mortality Register. 


April 1746 at the battle of Culloden, lie was sent with 
despatches to the governor of Stirling Castle announcing the 
victory. In 1754 he was promoted as captain. He was in 

1756 appointed by General Abercrombie assistant-deputy- 
quartermaster-general of the army in North America; he 
retained the same office under the Earl of Loudoun, who in 

1757 commanded in chief. In 1759 he was promoted brevet- 
major, and as such served under General, afterwards Lord 
Amherst, in the reduction of Canada. In January 1762 he 
was gazetted lieut-colonel, and was in 1769 promoted as 
deputy-quartermaster-general in North America. In 1773 
he was appointed lieut-colonel of the 60th Foot, with 
which he served in the West Indies. He was in May 1778 
appointed colonel-commandant of the second battalion of the 
60th Foot. In 1780 he served in Antigua, and in August 
1781 was appointed commander-in-chief in the Leeward 
Islands. On the 19ih October 1781, he was gazetted major- 
general. Eetuming to Britain in 1783, he some time re- 
sided in London. On the 5th May 1785, he was appointed 
colonel-commandant of the second battalion of the 60th 
Begiment; he was promoted to the command of the first 
battalion on the 5th August 1796. On the 12th October 
1793, he was gazetted lieut-general, and on the 1st January 
1798, was promoted as general. Appointed in 1798 com- 
mander-in-chief of the forces in Canada, he proceeded to 
Montreal, where he died on the 20th January 1799. In the 
province of Quebec he purchased in 1790 the seigniories of 
Repentigny, LacoUe, Lery, Noyan, and Sabrevois de Bleury. 
By his will, dated at London 13th May 1789, he bequeathed 
these seigniories to his son, General Napier Christie Burton, 
and his heirs, whom failing, to other persons bearing his name. 


His setdement became afterwards the subject of judicial 
proceedings in the Court of Queen's Bench, Lower Canada, 
also in the Privy Council of Great Britain. 

General Gabriel Christie married Sarah, daughter of John 
Stevenson, of the city of Albany, state of New York, and 
by her had one son and two daughters. Sarah, the elder 
daughter, married the Bev. James Tunstall, rector of Mon- 
treal, by whom she had three sons — James Marmaduke, 
Gabriel, and Christie; also a daughter Elizabeth, who 
married Edward Boe ; issue one son. 

Eatherine, younger daughter of General Gabriel Christie, 
married, at Jamaica, Major John Bobertson of the 60th Begi- 
ment, son of Colonel Daniel Bobertson of the house of 
Struan; he joined the army at an early age, and sold out 
with the rank of major. He subsequently held an appoint- 
ment at Cura^oa on the staff of the governor, Sir James 
Cockbum. Latterly he took part in the conflict for the inde- 
pendence of South America, and in so doing wrecked his 
estate. He died at Jamaica in 1815. 

Of the marriage of Major John Bobertson and Eatherine 
Christie were bom three daughters, Catherine Margaret, 
Mary, and Amelia. The last survives unmarried ; Catherine 
Margaret, the eldest daughter, married Philip Angelin, staff- 
surgeon at Honduras ; she died in 1837. She had five daugh- 
ters, all of whom predeceased her. Mary Bobertson died in 

Napier Christie, only son of General Gabriel Christie, was 
bom in the city of Albany, on the 31st August 1758. Li 
early life he attended the burgh school of Stirling, when under 
the charge of his paternal grandmother, who resided at that 
place. When subsequently studying at Eton, he was, in 


compliment to his father, invited to Windsor Castle by 
Greorge III., and introduced to the young princes, his sons. 
On the 15th August 1775, he was commissioned an ensign 
of the 22d Foot. In February 1776 he exchanged into the 
3d Foot Guards, of which, on the 18th September 1779, he 
became captain. From April 1779 to October 1781, he served 
in America under Lord Cornwallis. 

Captain Napier Christie married, in 1784, Mary, daughter 
and heiress of General Ealph Burton of Hull Bank, Beverley, 
and Hotham Hall, Yorkshire, an officer who bore a distin- 
guished part in the conquest of Canada. As Colonel Burton 
he was second in command of the force that left Louisbourg 
after its capture, under General Amherst, to reinforce General 
Abercrombie at Albany, subsequent to his reverse at Ticonde- 
roga. He commanded the right wing of General the Hon. 
James Murray's army in an engagement before Quebec, on 
the 28th April 1760, and in the same year was appointed 
Governor of the Three Eivers. On the 12th November 1764, 
he was appointed colonel of the 3d Foot. Under command 
of Major-General Wolfe, he executed the military operation 
which resulted in the capture of Quebec. 

On his marriage. Captain Napier Christie assumed the 
name and arms of Burton in conjunction with his own. On 
the 13th October 1789, he obtained the brevet rank of lieut.- 
colonel; he was, on the 26th February 1795, gazetted as 
brevet-colonel. In 1796 he commanded the troops at Guern- 
sey ; he was, on the 1st January 1798, promoted as major- 
general. In 1799 he succeeded his father. General Gabriel 
Christie, as commander-in-chief of the troops in Canada, and 
held this office till 1st January 1805, when he was advanced 
as lieut-general. He subsequently commanded the northern 


division of the troops in England In January 1806 he was 
appointed colonel of the 60th Eifles, s^id on the 4th June 
1814, was advanced as general. He was many years M,P. 
for Beverley. He died at London in 1835. 

By Mary Burton, his wife, who died 13th April 1801, 
General Christie-Burton had two sons and two daughters. 

Kobert Christie-Burton, the elder son, was bom in 1785- 
To the estate of Hotham Hall he succeeded on the death of 
his mother in 1801.; he was some time M.P. for Beverley. 
He died at Paris on the 13th April 1822. He married Mary, 
widow of Thompson, without issue. 

Napier Christie-Burton, younger son of General Christie- 
Burton, entered the army; his commission as captain in the 
56th Eegiment is dated 14th April 1808. He died unmar- 

Sarah, elder daughter of General Christie-Burton, bom at 
Nice on the 2d December 1787, married, first, in 1807, John 
Clitherow, Scots Fusilier Guards. As major-general he com- 
manded the troops at Montreal in 1838 and two subsequent 
years. He led a column consisting of the 15th, 24th, and 
73d Eegiments, despatched to Napierville in pursuit of the 
rebels, and under his presidency was held the general court- 
martial for the trial of those engaged in the insurrection. 
He latterly settled on his family estate of Boston House, 
Brentford. Divorced by her husband, Mrs Sarah Christie- 
Burton or Clitherow married, secondly, in 1819, Heniy Peters 
of Betchworth Castle, Surrey, who, on her succeeding on^the 
death of her brother Eobert in 1822 to the estate of Hotham 
Hall, assumed the name of Burton-Peters. From 1830 to 
1837 Mr Burtwi-Peters represented Beverley in Parliament. 
He died at Bath on the 24th November 1874. 


Mrs Burton-Peters died in 1869. By her first maisiage 
she had a sou^ John Christie Clitherow, born 1809 ) he was 
colonel of the Coldstream Guards^ and died immanied in 
186S* Subsequent to his death, Mrs Burton-Peters exeouted 
a settlement, bequeathing Hoiham Hall to Colonel Stracey, 
son of General Clitherow's sister, and who assumed the name 
of Clitherow ; he inherited the family estate of Boston House, 

Mary, younger daughter of General Christie^Burton, was 
bom in 1792. She married,, first, the Bev. Thomas Hamer, 
Wesleyan minister at Blakeley, Lancashire; and, second, 
Charles Bailey^ Esq. of Keresforth Hall, Yorkshire. In May 
1846 she succeeded as kgatee imder the will of her relative, 
William Plenderleath Christie, to the seigniory of Noyan in 
Lower Canada, which had belonged to General Gabriel 
Christie, har grandfather. She died at Scarborough, without 
issue, on the 6th January 1875. Eminently benevolent^ she 
founded at Wakefield a home for discharged female prisoners, 
which, many years maintained by her bounty, has since h^ 
death been supported by the lamdowners of Yorkshire. 

Bobert, fourth mm o£ Provoet James Christie of Stirling, 
by his wife, Catherine Napier,, bom 24th May 1724, and 
Joh% fifth son, bom in 1725,. perished together in a flood of 
the river Forth. 

William, sixth son of Provost James Christie and Cathe^ 
rine Nt^ier, was born at Stirling on the ISth July 1730. 
Educated at the schools of StirHng and Glasgow, he was sent 
by his father to ther city of York to acquire a knowledge of 
trade* On his father's death in 1750, he succeeded to the 
family business. In 1765 he was nominated a member of 
the town council of Stirling, in whidi he served two years; 


lie was re-elected in 1785. An expert aritlimeticiBn, he vas 
annually chosen anditor of the gnildiy accounts; also extra- 
ordinary auditor of the accounts of the bui^h and hospitals. 
Along -with seven other hurgessefl, he in 1779 estahlished the 
Stilling Bank On the dissolution of his oo-partnery in 
1784; he retired from private business, thereafter devoting 
himself to banking concerns. He died in 1794, at his villa 
of RoeebMik, Stirling. He married Jean, daughter of John 
Murdoch, writing-master, Gla^w, and having no children, 
bequeathed his property to his relative Michael Connal, 
Provost of Stirling. 

Charles, seventh eon of Provost James Christie and Cathe- 
rine Napier, bom 2l8t November 1732, was father of Cap- 
tain Charles Christie, who commanded the " Belvidere," East 
Indiaman ; he was twice married, with issue. 

Thomas Christie, second son of Provost James Christie and 

Margaret Walker, was bom at Stirling on the 10th January 

1697. He settled at Stirling as a solicitor. Interesting 

himself in municipal affairs, he was elected a buigesa on the 

22d April 1721, and on the 2l8t September 1738, was chosen 

a town councillor. As a magistrate he held office &om 

September 1738 to the 25th September 1740, when he was 

elected Dean of Guild. On tiie 22d September 1743, he was 

appointed town-clerk; he afterweirds became Commissary 

Clerk of Stirlingshire. 

"liomas Christie married, 22d October 1731, M(oy,dai:^hter 

lohn Watson, merchant-bnrgess of Stirling, and proprietor 

he lands of Thirty Acres, now Forthbank, and of Woodend, 

r Gartur, in the parish of St Ninians, and granddaughter 

)uncan Watson, Sheriif-Depute of Stirlingshire during the 

lority of the Earl of Callander, the heritable sheriff. 


By his wife, Mary Watson, Thomas Christie had two sons 
and ten daughteis. Christian, the eldest daughter, bom 
on the 15th August 1732, died 28th July 1735. Agnes, 
the second daughter, was bom on the 2d Febmary 1735. 
Christian, second of the name, was born on the 18th 
January 1736; she died 14th Febmary 1740. Margaret, 
fourth daughter, was bom on the 26th June 1737; she died 
unmarried. Elizabeth, fifth daughter, bom 20th January 
1741, died 22d November 1742. Janet, sixth daughter, 
bom 20th August 1742, seems to have died unmarried. 
Mary, seventh daughter, bom 18th December 1743, died in 
1750. Johanna, eighth daughter, bom 15th December 1745, 
died 5th Febmary 1748. Mary, ninth daughter, and second 
of the name, bom 1747, died in 1751.^ Anne, tenth daughter, 
bom in 1749, married Captain John Bachop, of the 54th 
Eegiment, without issue. Surviving her father, she received 
by his bequest the lands of Springbank, near Stirling, where 
she resided till her death in 1820. 

William, younger son of Thomas Christie and Mary Wat- 
son, bom in 1746, died in 1750. James, the elder son, was 
bom on the 22d December 1738. Proceeding to America, he 
joined the mercantile house at Baltimore there established by 
his relatives, James Christie of Stirling, and Robert Christie 
of Glasgow. In connection with the firm he was known as 
" James Christie, jun." 

The Boston Port Bill passed by the Parliament of Great 
Britain, whereby the harbour of New England was blocked 
up, aroused the indignation of American colonists. Tidings 
of the event having reached Baltimore on the 23d May 1774, 
a meeting of freeholders and others was held four days there- 

^ Parish Records of Stirling. 


after, when sympathy with their brethren at Bostooi was 
unanimoosly expressed. Among those present at the meet- 
ing was Bobert Chiistie, who became one of the committee 
of correspondence. But his partner, James COinstie, jun., 
remained fayourable to British rule. By withholding co* 
operation in the popular movement he aroused suspickHi, 
and he was consequently subjected to annoyance which 
culminated in persecution. A narratiTe of grievances which 
he made public, commences by ezhibiting the following 
minute of the committee of observation : 

^^ December 28^A, 1774. — The committee of inspection for 
Baltimore county met according to adjounmient Mr James 
Christie appeared before the committee, and laid before them 
invoices of certain goods,, arrived in the ' Sun,' Captain Elias 
Hocker, since the first day of December. After debating the 
matter, it was determined that said goods should be sold 
under the direction of the committee at public vendue by 
the cargo; provided they can be sold for not less than 2 
per cent, advance, on the foot of the invoice; but if they 
cannot be sold for sueh advance, then they are. to be opened 
and sold in lots to the highest bidder. In the first method 
of selling, Messrs John Merryman and George Woalfey are 
appointed superintendents ; in the latter a vendue master is 
to be employed. 

" At a special meeting of the committee on January 12, 
1775, Messrs John Merryman and Captain €Feorge Woalfey 
reported that they had set up to sale the goods; of Mr James 
Chn^tie, reported the 28th December last, and that tiie same 
was sold to Mr James Christie at 2 per cent advance, amount- 
ing to £34, 10s. 8d. — Robert Alexander, Secretary pro. tern. 
Resolved : It is the opinion of the committee of observation 
for this country, that on the sale of any goods imported 
contrary to the association of the Continental Congress^ no 
receipt ought to be given for the money re-used for the relief 


of the poor of Boston^ and that the same ought to be paid 
into the hands of the treasurer. Ordered that Mr James 
Christie and Mr Neill have notice of this resolve. 

'*The committee met on the 30th January 1775, when 
was passed the following minute : ' Mr James Christie paid 
into the committee the sum of £34, 10s. 8d., the 2 per cent, 
advance on the sales of the goods in the *'Sun," Captain 
Hocker, which was by the treasurer credited to the account 
of the poor of Boston, agreeable to the resolve of the Con- 
tinental Congress.' " 

Not long afterwards, James Christie had occasion to 
address a communication to his relative. Colonel Gabriel 
Christie, at Antigua. It was intercepted, and, being in the 
foUowinig terms, was by the Baltimore committee put forth 
against him as the basis of a criminal charge : 

" Baltimore, February 22, 1775. 

"Dear Sir, — I duly received your favours of the 13th and 
22d, of November, and should probably have wrote to you 
before now had I not met with the greatest misfortune in 
the power of fate to inflict upon me, in the loss of the wife 
of my soul, on the 15th of December last ; that has ahnost 
put it out of my power to mind anything for some time 
past, and all my fortitude is scarce su£BiCient to bear me up ; 
however, I submit. She had been brought to bed of a girl 
about twenty days ; the dear little infant died a few days 
after its mother. 

" I some time since remitted £22, 18s. sterling, to be paid 
your mother for the boy's passage (being £20 and interest on 
it since I received the money at 6 per cent.), and which on 
the whole leaves them about £7 currency in my debt, which 
I shall soon receive for rent. Charles's ^ expenses for cloth- 
ing, schooling, etc., when ashore, run high; but I think he 

^ ifU illegitimate son of Gabriel Christie, who afterwards assumed the name 
of Plenderleath. 



may now pay for it himself. Grabriel hath been with me 
three or four months, and so far hath behaved to my satis- 
faction ; and I would flatter myself, he may easily be broke 
of the idle, indolent habit he had been acquiring ; he applies 
well to anything I put him to, and after a while I hope 
may do. As your brother's correspondence and mine has 
been suspended since a letter I wrote him about the boys, 
soon after the receipt of yours, I wrote my sister about 
John Graeme's marvdamus, and to get me the preference of 
it I have thought nothing more about it, and am now quite 
undetermined; at present I think of going to Britain, so 
soon as my affairs will admit of it, and leave my little 
boy at Stirling, and if things turn out to my liking, per- 
haps I may remain and set myself down either in London 
or Glasgow. When I may get away is wholly uncertain, 
I would hope sometime next falL We are in such terrible 
confusion with our politics, there is no depending on any- 
thing ; and that added to other things makes me wish my- 
self- out of the province. We are little behind the New 
Englanders, mustering, purchasing arms, ammunition, etc. 
We have some violent fanatical spirits among us who do 
everything in their f)ower to run things to the utmost ex- 
tremity, and they are gone so far that we moderate people 
are under a necessity of uniting for our defence after being 
threatened with expulsion and loss of life for not acceding to 
what we deem treason and rebellion. 

" The Provost^ and family are very well. I believe he has 
nothing lately from James; he has made inquiry about 
negotiating bills on him in Bengal, and finds it may be done 
at a disadvantage of 20 per cent, and 30 per cent, more if the 
bills are protested, on the whole 50 per cent, in case of pro- 
test ; whether he will attempt it or not I know not Our 

* The " Provost" here referred to was Robert Christie, who, after holding 
less important municipal offices at Glasgow, was, on the 5th October 1756, 
elected Lord Provost of that city ; he continued chief magistrate till the 
annual election on the 3d October 1758 (Glasgow Burgh Records). 


pubUc affairs vex him and he wishes himself away, but I 
know not when or if ever that will happen. A part of your 
or any other regiment, I believe, would keep us very quiet. 
Do you expect to remain long in the West Indies ? I shall 
hope to hear from you soon, and am, very truly, dear sir, 
yours, James Christie, jun. 

" lieut-Colonel Gabriel Christie." 

With the intercepted letter in their possession, the Balti- 
more committee summoned James Christie before them, and 
finding that he was too unwell to appear, despatched six 
persons to his dwelling to demand whether he acknowledged 
the authorship. He did so, but entreated that proceedings 
might be stayed till he had recovered his health. This 
request being supported by his relative Eobert Christie, it 
was resolved that meanwhile he should be made a prisoner 
in his dwelling, under guard of an officer and nine men. 
More stringent measures supervened. James Christie was on 
the 14th July adjudged to bear the cost of the guard ; his 
house was searched ; his neighbours were enjoined to with- 
draw from his fellowship; and it was determined that 
delegates should consult the Continental Congress in refer- 
ence to "his crime." Congress regarded him unfavourably, 
and referred his case to the Convention. To allay the violence 
of the inflamed populace, he issued a manifesto which con- 
tained the following passage : 

" The most superficial reader must perceive, from the date 
of the letter, that it was written at a time when we heard 
nothing of their determinations in England on our public 
affairs ; and this letter was intercepted at a time when per- 
haps the affairs of this country did not necessarily require 
such a breach of trust, and such an invasion of private rights. 
The most inattentive reader will easily observe that it is by 


no means ft letter of politics or on public affairs, but merely on 
my private business, on the affairs of our family, and those of 
our relations. In times like these it is almost impossible to 
avoid mentioning politics amidst the most private concerns ; 
but I submit it to the candid^ whether the opinions I have 
mentioned did not arise naturally, and of course from the 
subject. . As to the sentiments themselves, I can only say, 
that though mentioned to an of&cer, yet it was in confidence 
to a relation and a friend, without any expectation that they 
would ever give offence to any or ever be productive of any 
public measure whatsoever. I have only to regret that in 
expressing my opinion of measures which I then could not 
approve, because I did not think them promotive of the 
interest or happiness of this country, I should have used 
expressions which have given offence. With the humane, 
perhaps my situation at that time may plead my excuse." 

On discharging the expense of his guard, and granting a 
bond that he would not leave the province until his case was 
considered by the Provincial Convention, James Christie was 
set at liberty. But the Convention, which assembled at 
Annapolis in August, refused to receive either explanation 
or submission. The accused was declared "an enemy of 
America," sentenced' to pay a fine of £500, deprived of his 
estate, and ordered to leave the county before the first day 
of September. 

His expulsion from Baltimore subjected James Christie to 
only temporary discomfort. His attachment to the royal 
cause recommended him to George III., and after an interval 
he was enabled to join his relative, Colonel Gabriel Christie, 
as commissary-general in the Leeward Islands. He settled 
in London in 1782, where, and at a country house in Selkirk- 
shire, he resided till 1786, when he purchased the fine estate 


of Durie, in the parish of Scoonie, Fifeshire. He died in 
the mansion of Durie, on the 25th December 1803. 

James Christie of Durie married, first, at Baltimore in 1772, 
Mary, eldest daughter of George Milligan^ of- Bohemia, 
an extensive landowner in Maryland and Delaware, by 
his wife Katherine, daughter and heiress of Colonel 
John Baldwin. She died 15th December 1774. James 
Christie married, secondly, at Stirling on the 9th Novem- 
ber 1783,2 Mary Turner, eldest daughter of the Hon Charles 
Barclay Maitland, of Easter Livilands, and afterwards of 
Tillicoultry, second son of Charles, sixth Earl of Lauderdale. 
In their marriage-contract, James Christie is described as ''of 
the parish of St James', Westminster, late Commissary- 
General of His Majesty's forces in the Leeward Islands/' 

His arms were, on the 26th July 1787, thus entered in the 
Lyon Begister : 

** James Christie of Durie, in the county of Fife, Esquire, 
only son and heir of Thomas Christie, Esquire, by Mary, 
daughter of John Watson of Thirtyacres, Esquire, third son 
of Duncan Watson, many years Sheriff-Depute of the county 
of Stirling by commission from Charles II., during the 
minority of the Earl of Callander, heritable sheriff of that 
county, which Thomas was second son of James Christie, 
Esquire, who was several times Provost of Stirling, and was 
descended from tiiie Christies of Chamberlands^ in the afore^ 
said county — BearSj or, a saltyre cantoned between two stars 
in the flanks sable, in chief a demylyon couped at the joints 
gules, and in base a cross pat^e of the last. Crest — ^A dextisr 
hand holding a missive letter proper. Motto — ' Pro Eega' ** 

^ Gkorge MilUgan emigrated from Ayrshire, where his father, Robert Mil- 
ligan, was well known and esteemed. Mr Lewis Maclean, who was nearly 
related, to the MiUigan family, was many years American minister in London. 

> Parish Begister of St Ninians. 

* Another name for Sheriffmnirlands. 


By his first wife, Mary Milligan, James Chmtie had a son 
and daughter ; the latter died soon after birth, in December 

Thomas Christie, only son of James Christie of Dune by 
his first wife, was bom at Baltimore on the 10th Jnne 1773.' 
In the autonin of 1775, bis father brot^ht him to ScoUand, 
entrusting htm to the care of his aunt, Mrs Ann B&chop, who 
resided at Springbank, Stirling. At the age of nine he was 
sent to a preparatory school, and in 1784 was entered at 
Harrow. Leaving Harrow in the spring of 1789, he was . 
with his tutor sent to Paris on a visit to a relative of 
his mother, who held a diplomatic appointment at the 
French court. During his visit the Eevolution broke ont, 
and be and his tutor were thrown into the Bastile. They 
contrived to escape, and, after a perilous journey, socceeded 
in reaching a port of Holland, to which coal was conveyed 
from the Durie mines. In one of Ms other's coat sloo^e 
Thomas Christie sailed for Fifeshire. 

Thomas Christie reached Dnrie in August 1790. In 
^November of the same year he entered aa a student the 
Universitj of Edinburgh. He subsequently studied at Glas- 
gow College, and on the 26th November 1795 passed advo- 
cate. After a trial, not relishing the legal vocation, he in 
June 1798 accepted a commission as captain in the Fifeahire 

• See James Chriatie'g letter to his relative, Colonel Gabriel Clirifltie, p. 31. 

■ Parish Register of ScoouJe, FifeBhire. On the 29tli Jnne 1765, Mr Jamea 
Christie of Dnrie appeared before the keeper of the register of birttiB in the 
parish of Scoonie, and in preseDce of the Rev. David Swan, minister of tlie 
pariah, Ur William Tosb, one of the elders, and Mr John QrandiBon, baron- 
bailie of Iieven, presented a list of the births of his children, and reqneated 
that these might be recorded in the register, which was accordinglx done. 
From this register the dates of his children '» births have been extracted for the 


Militia. In 1799 his relative, Major-General Napier Christie- 
Burton, being appointed commander of the forces in Upper 
Canada, offered, in the event of his joining the army, to appoint 
him his aide-de-camp. With this promise of immediate pre- 
ferment, he joined the 53d Eegiment as lieutenant, and in 
November 1799 sailed for New York, Eeaching Montreal in 
March 1800, he was appointed major of brigade. On the 13th 
August 1800, he exchanged as lieutenant into the 7th Eegi- 
ment, and in May 1801 wap gazetted captain of the 70th 

While stationed at Montreal in 1800, Captain Thomas 
Christie was introduced to a young gentlewoman, educated in 
a convent, whom he soon afterwards married. Daughter of a 
native of Ireland, who held a commission under the French 
regime, Susan O'Eyan was intelligent, accomplished, and 
beautiful. A member of the Catholic Church, she on her 
marriage embraced the Protestant faith. But the union, 
which had been formed without his knowledge, was obnoxious 
to Captain Christie's father, who intimated an intention to 
deprive him of his inheritance. The intention was carried 
out, while by a bond, dated 31st July 1802, James Christie 
of Durie settled on his eldest son an annuity of £300, and 
granted him a principal simi of £2100, the residue of his 
mother's fortune. In February 1803 Captain Thomas Christie 
exchanged to the half-pay of the 99th Eegiment. He after- 
wards resided, first in Edinburgh, and latterly in London. 
He died in 1838. 

By his wife, Susan O'Eyan, Captain Thomas Christie had 
three sons and five daughters. Susan, the eldest daughter, 
died unmarried; Mary, the second daughter, married David 
Christie Wilson, of Delaware, without issue ; Katherine, the 


third daughter^ died in her fifteenth year; Margaret, fourth 
daughter, married Samuel Jackson, M.D., Professor of the In- 
stitutes of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, with- 
out issue; Ann Caroline, the fifth daughter, died unmarried. 

Thomas, eldest son of Captain Thomas Christie, bom 23d 
February 1805, a lieutenant in the 18th Madras Native 
Infantry, died at Madras, unmarried, on the 23d September 
1836. Edmund, the third and youngest son, bom 6th May 
1808, emigrated to South America. James Christie, the 
second son, was bom on the 8th June 1807. Having served 
as an officer in the 3l8t Madras light Infantry, he afterwards 
accepted a commission as captain in the Stirlingshire Militia; 
he now resides in Edinburgh. 

Captain James Christie married, first, 1833, Martiia, 
daughter and co-heiress of James Beoch of Forthbank, 
son of Hugh Beoch of Fortibbank, an eminent agricul- 
turist (bom 2d April 1817, died 26th March 1871); 
and, second, 20th May 1872, Sarah Amelia, daughter of 
Loraine M. Kerr of Field House, Lanarkshire, and widow 
of John Douglas Philipps, Esq. By his first wife, Martha 
Beoch, he had six sons and two daughters. James Edmund, 
the eldest son^ was bom on the 8th June 1834. In 1854 
he became an ensign in the Stirlingshire Militia, and in 
August 1855 was transferred to the 42d Begiment. With 
that regiment he served through the Indian campaign under 
Lord Clyde, taking part in the actions at Cawnpore (6th 
December 1857), Seriaghat, Kudygunge, and Shumsabad, the 
siege and capture of -Lucknow, the assault of the Martiniere 
and Banks' Bungalow, the attack on the fort of Booyah, the 
action of Allygunge, and the capture of BareiUy. For some 
years he was adjutant of his regiment. In August 1870 he 


became captain on half-pay. He subsequently served as adju- 
tant to the 8th Lancashire Eifle Volunteers, and in 1872 was 
appointed deputy-governor of the convict prisons at Chatham. 
In December 1875 he was elected governor of the prisons 
of Edinburgh. Captain Christie married, 28th April 1870, 
Emma Clementina, fourth daughter of Samuel Piatt, Esq. of 
Belmont, deputy-lieutenant of Middlesex, and brother of Sir 
Thomas Joshua Piatt, Baron of Exchequer. 

He has two sons — Strathnaim James Napier, born 25th 
February 1871, and Arthur Ferdinand, bom 29th September 
1874; also two daughters — ^Rosa Clementina Constance, bom 
2d June 1873; and Emma Isobel, bom 16th June 1876. 

Henry Thomas Christie, second son pf Captain James 
Christie, was bom on the 18th June 1836. An officer in the 
service of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Company, 
he is inventor of the patent life raft, an ingenious contriv- 
ance for saving life at sea. He married, 9th August .187(), 
Mary Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Samuel Piatt, 
Esq. of Belmont, Surrey. 

Hugh Reoch, third son of Captain James Christie, born 
1844, died 18th February 1855. John Mitchell Christie, the 
fourth son, bom 1845, holds a constabulary appointment in 
the colony of Victoria; he was selected to attend the Duke 
of Edinbuigh during his Eoyal Highnesses visit to the colony ; 
the service was acknowledged by a princely gift Charles 
Louis, the fifth son, bom in 1848, has engaged in farming. 
Alexander Jackson, the sixth son, bom in 1850, is accountant 
of the Bank of Australasia at Hobart Town, Tasmania. 

Margaret Mary Caroline, elder daughter of Captain James 
Christie, married, January 1860, William Singleton, M.D., 
surgeon, 47th Eegiment, second son of M. Singleton of 


Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland, by whom she has 
had a son, William, bom 1862, died the same year, and a 
daughter, Caroline Martha Ann, bom in 1861. 

Susan Martha Catherine, younger daughter of Captain 
James Christie, married, in 1859, James Samuel Greensill, of 
the War Department, second son of Major Greensill, by 
whom she has had five sons — John Francis James, bom 
1861; Henry Edmund Roberts, bom 1862; Arthur, bom 
1865; Stuart, bom 1866; and James, bom 1871; also four 
daughters — Martha Mary Caroline, bom 1859; Elizabeth 
Catherine Milligan, bom 1869 ; Margaret MUligan Jackson, 
bom 1874, died 1876; and Rosamond Susan, bom 1877. 

By Mary Turner Maitland, his second wife, James Christie 
of Durie had seven sons and five daughters. Mary, the 
eldest daughter, bom at Wester Livilands, Stirlingshire, on 
the 18th December 1784, became the first wife of Alexander 
Smith, Writer to the Signet; she died without issue, 12th 
August 1841.1 

Isobel Barclay, second daughter, bom at Edinburgh on the 
22d Febmaiy 1788, married, 6th Febraary 1819, the Rev. 
William Fortescue, LL.B., grandson of the second Lord 
Fortescue, and rector of Weare Gifford, Devonshire. Mrs 
Isobel Barclay Fortescue died 11th October 1826, leaving 
an only son, Archer, bom 1820. On the 31st August 1848, 
Archer Fortescue married Anne Irvine, only daughter of 
Patrick Syme, by whom* he has two sons — William Archer, 
born 5th April 1851, and Thomas Dyke Acland, bom 20th 
August 1856 ; also two daughters — Anne Irvine Syme, bom 
31st August 1848, and Isobel Barclay, bom 14th November 

^ Tombstoue inscription in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh. 


Margaret, third daughter of James Christie of Durie, was 
bom at Edinburgh on the 25th February 1789. She married 
John Irvine Boswell of Balmuto and Kingcausie. This gentle- 
man, an officer of the Coldstream Guards, was one of the 
keenest agriculturists of his time. Mrs Margaret Boswell 
died without issue in 1875, and the estate of Kingcausie is 
now possessed by Archer Irvine Fortescue, son of the Rev. 
William Fortescue by his wife Isobel Barclay, second 
daughter of James Christie of Durie. 

Erskine, fourth daughter of James Christie of Durie, was 
born at Edinburgh on the 17th April 1790. She i^arried, 
12th October 1811, Matthew Fortescue, captain in the Cold- 
stream Guards, and grandson of Viscount Ebrington, afterwards 
Earl Fortescue. She died 12th October 1868, leaving three 
sons — Matthew Charies Maitland, bom August 1812, died 
11th August 1857; Thomas Dyke Acland, born 20th July 
1821, a captain in the Eoyal Navy, who served in the 
Chinese War, and commmanded H.M.S. " Barracouta ;" and 
Hugh Ebrington, born 8th September 1827; also three 
daughters — Mary Turner Erskine, born 20th June 1818, 
married, 23d June 1846, Captain Frederick I. Isaake ; Harriet 
Boswell Erskine, bom 14th November 1823, married, 1st June 
1852, Captain James Stirling-Stuart of the 1st Dragoon Guards, 
and of Castlemilk, Lanarkshire ; and Margaret Lucy, bom 
27th November 1824, married, 22d January 1846, De Winton 
Martin Corry, Esq. of Strawhill, County Carlow, Ireland. 

Anne, fifth daughter of James Christie of Durie, was bom 
at Edinburgh on 4th August 1795. She died unmarried. 

Charles Maitland, eldest son of James Christie of Durie, 
by his second wife, Mary Turner Maitland, was bora at Edin- 
burgh on the 31st December 1785. Commissioned as ensign 


in the Coldstream Guards, 5th March 1801, he in 1805 became 
captain. In 1805 he served in Germany, and in 1807 at 
Copenhagen. He also served in the Peninsular War. At 
the battle of Talavera, on the 28th July 1809, he was severely 
wounded. In August 1810 he was taken prisoner, but was 
soon afterwards exchanged, when he quitted military service. 
He now established his residence at Durie, having succeeded 
his father in 1803. A Justice of the Peace and a Deputy- 
lieutenant of Fifeshire, he obtained celebrity for his skill 
in field sports. Of deep religious convictions, he became an 
office-bearer of the Established Church ; in 1843 he adhered 
to the Free Church, which he continued zealously to pro- 
mote. He died in 1871, at the age of eighty-six. Charles 
Maitland Christie of Durie married, first, 18th November 
1816, Mary Butler, eldest daughter of the Hon. Eobert 
Lindsay, son of the fifth Earl of Balcarres, and by her had 
seven sons and five daughters. Elizabeth Butler, the eldest 
daughter, bom on the 14th September 1816, died unmarried. 
Mary, second daughter, bom 8th April 1823, married, in 
January 1845, Francis Brown Douglas, Esq., advocate, subse- 
quently Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Anne, third daughter, 
bom 23d January 1827, married, on the 31st July 1856, 
Benjamin Wyld, Esq., youngest son of James Wyld, Esq, 
of Gilston, Fifeshire, with issue one son. Margaret, fourth 
daughter, bom 2d Febmaiy 1828, married Richard Lundin 
Brown, Esq., son of the Rev. Robert Brown, minister of Largo, 
by his wife, Elizabeth Lundin of Auchtermaimie, Fifeshire, 
with issue one daughter. 

James Christie, eldest son of Charles Maitland Christie of 
Durie, was bom on the 25th August 1817. He married, 3d 
August 1858, Frances Jane, second daughter of David 


Pringle, Esq., of the family of Yair. He died without issue. 
Bobert <^Christie, seoond son, was bom 24th July 1818. A 
captain in the 5th Bengal Cavaby, he served in the Affghan- 
istan campaign till the capture of Cabool ; also in the cam- 
paign of the Sutlej, and was present at Aliwal, Mood- 
kee, Sobraon, and Chillianwallah ; in the last engagement he 
was severely wounded. He married, first, in 1847, Eliza, 
daughter of Bobert Scott Moncriefif of Fossoway, and second, 
in 1850, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Horace Petley, Esq., of 
the family of Biverhead, Kent, with issue a son, Charles 
Horace, bom 1852, died 1877, and a daughter, Mary Eliza- 
beth. He married, third, in 1855, Eleanor Boper, daughter 
of William Cotton, Esq., and widow of Donald Madennan, 
Esq. of Demarara, and by her had three sons — Bobert 
Maitland, James, and John Baton. 

Charles Maitland, third son of Charles Maitland Christie 
of Durie, was bom 8th September 1819. He died in 1875. 
Alexander, fourth son, an officer in the Indian Army, was 
bom on 4th October 1820; he was killed in the Kyber 
Pass; he died unmarried. Peter, fiifbh son, was bom on 
the 30th August 1821. John Boewell, sixth son of Charles 
Maitland Christie of Durie, was bom on the 25th December 
1824. Hugh Lindsay, seventh son, was bom 10th January 
1826. He joined the 10th Madras Native Infantry, and 
is now major-general. He married his cousin, Margaret 
Isobel, daughter of Bobert Stark Christie, Esq. of Teasses, 
by whom he had a son, Charles Bobert, and two daughters, 
Mary Agnes and Hughina Margaret 

Captain Charles Maitland Christie of Durie married, 
second, on the 2d April 1830, Elizabeth, fourth daughter of 
Alexander Pringle, Esq. of Yair, by whom he had five sons 


and three daughters. Two daughters, Agnes and Jane, and 
three sons, David, Henry, and John, died young. Benjamin, 
an officer in the Indian Army, and a young man of great pro- 
mise, died of wounds received in tiger-hunting. William, 
the surviving son, born 29th June 1832, is a member of the 
Scottish bar. Susan Pringle, the surviving daughter, was 
bonu24th May 1831. 

James Christie, second son of James Christie of Durie by 
his second marriage, was born 21st February 1787. He 
was a commissioner of bankruptcy in London. By his wife 
Frances Dickenson, he had two sons, Bobert and Mackenzie, 
and a daughter Jane, who married Keefer, Esq. 

Gabriel, third son of James Christie of Durie by his second 
marriage, was bom 1st July 1791. He served on board the 
" Bellerophon " under his relative, Captain, afterwards Sir 
Frederick Lewis Maitland, at the surrender of Napoleon in 
1815, and took part in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816, 
under Lord Exmouth. He was commander, RK, and died 
in 1876. 

Bobert Christie, afterwards Bobert Stark Christie, fourth 
son of James Christie of Durie by his second marriage, was 
bom at Edinburgh on the 5th November 1792. Com- 
missioned ensign in the 79th Begiment in August 1812, he 
was, in May 1814, appointed lieutenant. In April 1818 he 
exchanged into the 21st Fusiliers, and in August 1821 joined 
the Grenadier Guards. He served in the West Indies, and 
in the Peninsular campaign was present at the battles of 
Toulouse, Nive, Nivelle, and the Pyrenees. He died in 1862. 

Captain Bobert Christie married Mary Butler, eldest 
daughter of James Stark of Kingsdale, Fifeshire.^ He assumed 

^ According to a family tradition, Alexander Robertson of the Hoose of 


the name of Stark-Christie. By his wife, Mary Butler Stark, 
who died in 1861, he had four sons and a daughter. 

James Henry Eobertson Stark Christie, the eldest son, born 
4th August 1830, graduated M.A. at Cambridge and passed 
advocate. He was J.P. for Fifeshire. He died in August 
1875. He married, in 1860, Marion Jane, youngest daughter 
of Archibald Young Howison of Hyndford, and by her had 
three sons — Henry Eobert, bom 29th October 1868 ; Lindsay 
Bruce, bom 6th December 1870 ; and Arthur William, bom 
5th September 1874; also four daughters, Eliza Margaret, 
Mary Harriet, Agnes, and Gertrude Emily. 

Eobert Lindsay Bmce Stark Christie, the second son, bom 
18th December 1832, is a "Writer to the Signet. He married, 
November 1868, Julianne Cockbum, daughter of Captain 
Alexander Scott, 72d Regiment, of the family of Scott 
of Malleny.^ John Boswell, third son, died in infancy. 
Thomas, fourth son, was bom 5th November 1840. In 1860 
he obtained a commission in the 11th Hussars. Through his 
mother he succeeded to the estates of Ballindean and New- 
bigging, Fifeshire. Thomas Stark Christie of Ballindean is 
eminent as a field sportsman. 

Margaret Isobel, only daughter of Robert Stark Christie, 
was bom on the 4th Febmary 1837 ; she married her relative. 

Strnan, who died in 1506 or 1507, haying unhappily slain a clansman, and 
been charged with manslaughter, escaped to the Lowlands, and there assumed 
the name of Stirk or Stark. He was progenitor of the family of Stark 
of Eingsdale, Teasses, and Ballindean. 

^ The Scotts of Malleny, Edinburghshire, were cadets of the ancient House 
of Murdieston. A member of the family, Sir William Scott, was in 1649 ap- 
pointed a Lord of Session, by the title of Lord Clerkington. Qeneral Thomas 
Scott of Malleny, who died in 1841, at the advanced age of ninety-six, was 
greatly distinguished for his military prowess, both in America and on the 


Hugh lindsay Christie, now major-general; she died in 

William, fifth son of James Christie of Dune hy his 
second marriage, was bom at Edinburgh on the 25th Novem- 
ber 1793. He entered the Eoyal Navy on the 25th April 
1807, on board the '"Bosamond," and afterwards served in 
the "Cambrian," "Trident^" "President," "Hyperion," "Albion," 
and other vessels. He became lieutenant in January 1821 ; 
he was afterwards promoted as commander; he served during 
the American War, on the African coast, and in the West 

Indies. By his wife Clara, daughter of Burchell, Esq., 

he had three sons, William, Alexander, and James, and five 
daughters, Clara Mary, Frances, Anne, Isabella, and Agnes. 

Peter, sixth son of James Christie of Durie by his second 
wife, was bom at Edinburgh on the 18th August 1796. 
Entering the Boyal Navy in April 1810, on board the 
"Emerald," 36 guns, he was present at the capture of 
the "Auguste," a large French privateer, in April 1811. In 
1813 he took part in several naval engagements. He after- 
wards served on board the " Tiger," 74 guns ; the " Goliath," 
74 guns ; and the " Boyne," 98 guns. He was serving in the 
" Bellerophon," under Captain Maitland, at the surrender of 
Napoleon. He subsequently served on board the "Albion," 
the " Queen," and the " Northumberland," each 74 guns. On 
board the " Tartar " he aided in the capture of many slave 
vessels on the African coast. In September 1820 he ob- 
tained his commission as lieutenant, and from 1824 to 1827 
served as lieutenant of the " Cambrian," in the Greek Archi- 
pelago, engaging in many actions with pirates, especially a 
severe action in January 1825. For his services as first 
lieutenant of his ship at the battle of Navarino, he was, on 


the 22d October 1827, promoted as commander. He after- 
wards served on the coastguard in Scotland, and from 1838 
to 1842 commanded the "Rose," 18 guns, on the coasts of 
Spain and Brazil. He became captain in November 1841. 
Captain Christie commanded the transports^ at Balaclava 
during the Russian War. He died at Balaclava. 

Napier Turner, seventh son, was bom 26th June 1801. 
Entering the army, he served with the 93d, 79th, and 11th 
Regiments ; he died in 1877. He married Penelope, daughter 
of Thomas Burnett, advocate, by whom he had three sons — 
James, born 1835, died 1836 ; Napier, bom 1844, died 1861 ; 
and Thomas Bumett, bom 1851, died 1874; also three 
daughters, who survive. 

William Christie, third soji of James Christie, Provost of 
Stirling, by his wife, Margaret Walker, was bom at Stirling 
on the 11th February 1699,^ Engaging in merchandise at 
Stirling, he was, on the 6th January 1722, admitted a "mer- 
chant-burgess jwa guild brother." He was, on the 27th Sep- 
tember 1739, elected a town councillor, when he was also 
advanced to the magistracy. Appointed Dean of Guild on 
the 24th September 1741, he was, in September 1743, elected 
provost. After an interval he was re-elected provost in 
1749.* He died subsequent to 1777, the date of his testa- 
mentary settlement. 

Provost WiUiam Christie married, in 1729, Margaret, 
daughter of William Edmonstone of Cambuswallace, Perth- 
shire, representative of an ancient house. Sir John de 
Edmonstone married Isabella Stewart, daughter of Robert II., 
and widow of James, Earl of Douglas and Mar. A represen- 
tative of the family. Sir William Edmonstone of Culloden 

» Stiijling Register of Births. • Burgh Records of Stirling. 


married Mary Stewart, Countess-Dowager of Angus, eldest 
daughter of Robert III. and Queen Isabella Drummond. In 
1445 he received from James IL the lands of Duntreath, in 
Stirlingshire. Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath, cap- 
tain of Doune Castle and steward of Menteith, had by his 
wife Sybella, daughter of Sir "William Baillie of Lamington, 
three sons, of whom James, the youngest, was ancestor of the 
family of Edmonstone of Newton and Cambuswallace, Perth- 
shire. William Edmonstone of Cambuswallace, whose 
daughter Margaret married Provost William Christie, was 
son of John Edmonstone, merchant-burgess of Stirling, and 
proprietor of Cambuswallace ; he constructed in 1725, under 
sanction of the town council, the promenade round the castle 
rock of Stirling, known as the Back Walk.* 

By his wife, Margaret Edmonstone, Provost William 
Christie had a son James, born August 1730, died June 1737 ; 
also a daughter Marion. 

Marion Christie, only surviving child of Provost William 
Christie, bom 3d March 1732,^ married, first, Captain 
William Gunning, a cadet of the family of Gunning of 
Castlecoote, in the county of Eoscommon, and Tregonning, 
in the county of ComwalL His cousin, Elizabeth Gun- 
ning, the celebrated beauty, married, first, in 1752, James, 
sixth Duke of Hamilton; and secondly, in 1759, John, 
fifth Duke of Argyle. Bom in 1736, Captain Gunning 
fell at the storming of Guadeloupe in 1757. By his wife, 
Marion Christie, he had two daughters. Catherine, the elder 
daughter, married, 15th August 1782, William Campbell of 
Fairfield, Ayrshire, by whom she had sLx sons and two 
daughters. Marian, the elder daughter, married, 16th Decem- 

1 Stirling Town Council Records. ' Stirling Parish Register. 


ber 1818, Sir Henry Meredyth Jervis White Jervis, Bart, of 
Bally EUis, County Wexford; she died 8th March 1861,* 
leaving four sons and three daughters. She is represented 
by her second son. Sir Humphrey Charles White-Jervis, Bart. 

Catherine, second daughter of William Campbell and 
Catherine Gunning, married Duncan Hunter, Esq. WUliam 
Gunning Campbell, eldest son of William Campbell and 
Catherine Gunning, succeeded to the estate of Fairfield. 
Bom in 1784, he married, in 1811, Diana, eldest daughter of 
Sir John Ingilby, Bart, of Eipley, by whom he had an only 
son, William Ingilby, bom in 1812, a lieutenant in the 6th 
Dragoon Guards; he perished at sea in 1835. 

George Gunning Campbell of Fairfield, the second son, 
bom in 1785, served in the Indian Army; he died unmarried 
in 1858. Charles Campbell, third son, served in the Indian 
Army, attaining the rank of major ; he died in 1832. By his 
wife, Jane Wemyss, elder daughter of the Hon. Leveson 
Granville Keith Murray, son of John, fourth Earl of Dunmore, 
he had three sons — Leveson Granville Gunning Campbell, 
who succeeded to the estate of Fairfield ; Gunning George 
John Campbell, and Fincastle Argyll Campbell 

Alexander tJampbell, the fourth son, entered the civil 
service of the East India Company. He married Matilda, 
daughter of John Thursby, Esq., with issue. 

Napier Campbell, fifth son, captain in the Horse Artillery 
of the East India Company, died in 1839. Andrew, the sixth 
son, was a captain in the Indian Army. 

Margaret, younger daughter of Captain William Gunning 
and Marion Christie, bom 1753, married James Baird of 
Carron, Stirlingshire. James Baird, now of St Petersburg, is 
one of her descendants. 


Marion Christie, daughter of Provost William Christie, 
married, secondly, in 1770, Henry Gralloway, of an old family 
at Stirling, and by him had a son, William, accountant at 

John Christie, fourth son of Provost James Christie and 
Margaret Walker, was bom at Stirling on the 15th Septem- 
ber 1700. He married, 25th August 1732, Agnes, daughter 

of Neilson, Stirling, the celebrated Mr Ebenezer Erskine 

Bolemnising the union.^ Henry, fifth son of Provost James 
Christie and Margaret Walker, was born at Stirling on the 
15th November 1702. He married, 29th June 1733, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of CampbelL Alexander, sixth and 

youngest, was bom 9th January 1704 

Sobert Christie, son of a laird of Sheriffmuirlands, and 
brother of Provost James Christie of Stirling, had a son 
Eobert, bom in 1706,^ who engaged in business at Glasgow. 
Dean of Guild in 1753, he waa elected Lord Provost of the 
city in October 1756.* During a visit to Baltimore, where 
his son Robert had settled, when the disaffection arose to 
British rule in 1775, he secured his safety by becoming one 
of the committee of correspondence. When American inde- 
pendence was declared, he returned to Britain. 

Lord Provost Christie had two sons, James and Eobert; 
also a daughter, Elizabeth. Robert Christie, junior, engaged 
in merchandise at Baltimore, and also at Bock Bun, Harford 
county, in partnership with his cousin, James Christie, for- 
merly of Stirling, afterwards of Durie. As sheriff of the 
county he was expected to read the declaration of indepen- 
dence at the court-house, but declining to do so, he was 
alarmed by threats, and in July 1776 withdrew from the 

^ Stirling Parish Register. • Ih, • See swprat p. 32. 


district. By the local government persuaded to return, he 
was in December again menaced ; he now escaped on horse- 
back to Nottingham Terrace, about twenty miles below Anna- 
polis. From thence he addressed letters to the Maryland 
council of safety, seeking permission to settle his affairs. 
His request was ignored, and he returned to Britain. His 
property, valued at £30,000, he bequeathed to his sister in 
liferent, to be apportioned after her decease among the sons 
of his relative. Captain Thomas Christie of Stirling. 

Elizabeth Christie, daughter of Lord Provost Christie, 
settled at Glasgow, where she died at an advanced age. 

Descended from the family of Christie at Stirling was John 
Christie of London, an eminent member of the Unitarian 
body. Son of John Christie, merchant-burgess of Stirling, he 
was there bom on the 5th November 1775. At an early age 
he was apprenticed to a mercantile firm at London ; he sub- 
sequently became senior partner of the firm of John and 
Eobert Christie & Co., of Mark Lane. Married in the year 
1816, he purchased a fine estate in Breconshire, in which 
county he twice held ofGlce as high sheriff. From 1825 tUl 
his death he resided in London, devoting much of his time to 
the interests of his denomination, and the wellbeing of non- 
conformists generally. He died on the 9th February 1858, 
at the age of eighty-three.^ 

A. descendant of the house of Christie of Comtoun founded 
a pottery at Throsk, on. the south bank of the Forth, in the 
parish of St Ninians. Janet Crystie, wife of John Cairnes 
at Throsk, died in March 1618, leaving "frie gear" to the 
value of £32.2 Members of the Throsk family settled as 

^ Christian JUformer, new series, vol. xiv., p. 3S0. 
• Stirling Com. Reg., vol. ii. 


potters at Poppletrees in the same district. John Christie 
"in Poppletrees" died in May 1655, leaving £409 "Me 
gear."^ Andrew Chrystie in Poppletrees died in June 
1700, leaving £1243, Gs. 8A of " frie gear ; " his testament- 
dative being administered by John Chrystie in Throsk, his 
brother's son.* 

John Christie, described as potter in Throsk, died in 
March 1684. By his wife, Margaret Steven, who survived 
him,^ he had a son James, bom March 1677; also seven 
daughters — Katherine (first), bom April 1657 ; Janet, bom 
May 1658; Agnes, bom August 1660; Margaret, bom 
February 1663; Katherine (second), bom April 1665; Eliza- 
beth, bom September 1671 ; and Mary, bom March 16,73.* 

James Christie, son of John Christie, potter in Throsk, 
married, August 1704, Margaret Reid, and by her had five 
sons — John (first), bom November 1711 ; James, bom March 
1720 ; WiUiam and Archibald, twins, born May 1722 ; John 
(second), bom August 1724; also seven daughters — Agnes, 
bom November 1706; Elizabeth, born July 1710; Janet, 
bom May 1713; Katherine, bom November 1715; Mary, 
bom April 1717; Christian (first), born February 1719; 
and Christian (second), bom June 1727.^ 

William Christie, son of James Christie in Throsk, had a 
son John, who married, 12th March 1786, Agnes Morison, 
by whom, with other male issue, he had a son George, bom 
27th April 1788.® George Christie settled as a brick manu- 
facturer at Stirling, and amassed a large fortune. By his 
wife, Agnes Elliot, he had four sons — John, William Elliot, 

^ Stirling Com. Beg., vol. yi., No. 895. 

« 76., vol. xi. » 76., voL x., No. 167. 

* Parish Register of St Ninians. * lb. * lb. 



Gteoige, and Robert ; and a daughter Helen. The two latter 
died in infancy. William Elliot died unmarried, John, the 
eldest son, purchased the lands of Forthbank, Stirlingshire ; 
he married Jessie Thomson Todd, with issue. He died 30th 
April 1876. 

George Christie of Southfield House, Stirling, only surviv- 
ing son of George Christie and Agnes EUiot, was in 1870 
elected Provost and High Sheriff of Stirling, an ofl&ce to 
which he has been twice re-elected, and which he at present 

A member of the Comtoun family settled at Raploch, a 
hamlet near the western base of Stirling Eock. John Christie 
of Eaploch, and Anne Ramsay, his spouse, bad, on the 9th 
October 1670, a son James baptized.^ John Christie, another 
son of this couple, died in May 1715, his " frie geaj " amount- 
ing to £35, 3s. 4d.2 John Christie, son of the preceding, 
married, in 1734, Janet Stevenson,^ by whom he had two sons, 
James and John, and a daughter Janet. 

James Christie, elder son of John Christie and Janet 
Stevenson, was born in 1736. He married Margaret, daughter 

of Lowrie, of the parish of St Ninians, by whom he had 

three sons — John, James, and "William, the last bom 12th 
March 1772; also four daughters — Janet, bom 2d July 1763; 
Margaret, bom 24th January 1765 ; Ann, bom 13th January 
1769; and Isabella, twin with her brother William, bom 
12th March 1772.* 

John Christie, eldest son of James Christie and Margaret 
Lowrie, was bom in 1762. He died at Stirling in 1841. 

^ Raploch Associate Church Kegister. 
' Dunblane Com. Rec, vol. zriii., fol. 29. 
^ Raploch Associate Church Register. * lb. 



He married, in 1789^ Janet, daughter of James Eidston, 
Stirling, by whom he had three sons — James, bom 30th 
September 1794 ; John, bom June 1796 ; and William. 

William, the youngest son, bom in April 1800, married, 
23d November 1824, Christian, daughter of William Eollo, by 
whom he had six sons — John, WiUiam, James, Alexander, 
David, and George ; also two daughters, Elizabeth and Jessie. 

William Christie, the second son, bom 3d June 1827, is 
master of Cowan's Hospital, Stirling. 

James Christie, second son of James Christie and Margaret 
Lowrie, was bom on the 26th September 1766. He married 

Janet, daughter of Ferguion, Doune, Perthshire, by 

whom he had four sons — James, bom 1788; John, bom 
1796; William, bom 1798, died in infancy; and William, 
second of the name, bom 1801. Also four daughters — 
Margaret, bom 1769; Helen, bom 1791, married James 
Mathie, with issue; Janet, bom 1793; and Ann, bom 1794. 
James Christie, the eldest son, engaged in merchandise at 
Glasgow, and became opulent. 

In the middle of the sixteenth century, families of the 
house of Christie had acquired settlements in different j)arts 
of Perthshire. Along with several others, "David Cristjr" 
subscribes as witness a sasine of George Hay, son of Margaret 
-Logy of that ilk, in the lands and barony of Logyalmond, on 
the 31st October 1536.^ "Janet Criste" died at Dunning, 
Perthshire, in 1543.2 

Among the witnesses brought forward, in November 1600, 
at the trial of the Gowrie conspirators, is named "Eobert 
Crystie," aged thirty, " porter to vmql. John, Erie of Gowrie." ^ 

1 Red Book of Grandtully, by William Fraser, 1868, vol. i., p. 182. 
* Dunblane Com. Rec, vol. i. ' Pitcaim's Criminal Trials, ii. 187. 


Janet Crystie in Glassingaw, parish of Dunblane, died in 
1602, her inventory being valued at £410, 4s. 4d.^ Catherine 
Walker, widow of " Eobert Chrystie," burgess of Kinross, died 
in 1611, leaving £607, 19s. lOd. of "frie gear."* "David 
Chrystie in Duik-puils, Abemethy," died January 1618, leav- 
ing of " frie gear '^ £252, 14s.8 

In a Parliament assembled at Holyrood, on the 7th 
September 1632, *' David Chrystie " was appointed a member 
of the Council for the protection of the Fisheries of the United 
Kingdom.* On the 21st December 1655, " Henry Christy of 
Heads " was by the council of the Lord Protector appointed a 
Commissioner of Supply for Perthshire. As " Henry Christie 
of Heades," he was constituted Commissioner for Perthshire 
in a Parliament held at Westminster on the 17th September 
1656. In the Act of Exceptions to the Act of Indemnity of 
the 9th September 1662, he is, as " Hary Christie, chalmer- 
lane to the laird of Glenwrwhy," fined £1200.^ 

On the 15th July 1662, Eobert Christie, merchant-burgess 
of Culross, was served heir to his father Richard in nine 
acres of the lands of Ashes, in the parish of Culross.^ And 
on the 26th April 1670, William Christie was served heir 
of John Christie, his father, in the lands of Castlebeg, in the 
lordship of Culross.^ 

John Christie, in Mill-town of Auchterarder, Perthshire, 
died in June 1671; his "frie gear" was valued at £671. 
In his will he names his sons William and Thomas ; also a 
daughter Janet.^ 

Archibald Christie, merchant-burgess of Perth, and pro* 

* Dunblane Com. Rec., vol. iii. • /&., vol. iii ' /&., vol. iv. 

* Acta Pari. Scot., v. 240. b 76., vii. 426. 
« Inq. Spec., Perth, 1123. ' 76., 800. 

" Dunblane Com. Rec., vol. xi., fol. 76. 


vost of that city, son of Henry Christie of Craigtoun, died 
in October 1675. His movable property was valued at 
£1647, 6s. 8A^ In March and April 1677, his son James 
was served heir to him in the lands of Chapelhill, parish of 
Scone, and in the lands of Eglischinnanch, Ballichrag, and 
others, united in the barony of Craiglowrie, formerly Craig- 
toun, and others, in the stewartry of Menteith.* 

Henry Christie, youngest son of Henry Christie of Craig- 
toun, and brother of Provost Archibald Christie, graduated in 
1671 at the University of Glasgow, and having been licensed 
as a probationer, was in 1679 ordained minister of Cuboss. 
By the Privy Council he was, on the 29th August 1689, 
deprived of his charge for not reading the Proclamation of 
the Estates, and not praying for their Majesties William and 
Mary, but for the restoration of King James, and " confusion 
to his enemies." He was consecrated a bishop of the non- 
jurant Church at Dundee, 28th April 1709, and died 5th 
May 1718, in his sixty-fourth yeai'. He married Margaret, 
eldest daughter of George Blair of Glassclune, by whom he 
had two sons, William and James, and a daughter Mary.* 

A native of Perthshire, Thomas Chrystie graduated in 
1676 at the University of Edinburgh, A licentiate of the 
ChurcTi, he was in 1677 ordained minister of Wigtown, and 
from thence was in 1682 translated to the parish of Dunning, 
Perthshire. He died in 1686, at the age of thirty-six. He 
married, first, in December 1673, Janet Jack, in the parish of 
Kilspindie; second, Jean, fourth daughter of James Drum- 
mond, by whom he had two daughters, Anna and Jean ; the 
latter married Hugh Ker, merchant, Dunblane.* 

^ St Andrews Com. Rec, vol. xiii. * Inq. Spec, Perth, 891, 892. 

8 Fasti Eccl. Scot., ii. 697. •* /&., i. 730, ii. 767. 


John Christie, Hill-foot, Dollar, died in July 1681, leaving 
£450 in "Me gear." In his will he mentions his sons, 
Andrew, WiUiam, John, and James, and his brother William.^ 

In the counties of Forfar and Kincardine, we find families 
of Christie settled in the sixteenth century. William Chris- 
tie in Kettins died intestate on the 23d April 1586, his 
son Andrew •becoming his executor-dative. His inventory 
was valued at £45, 8s. 6d.* John Christie died at Argath, 
parish of Lundie, on the 31st January 1595. His "frie 
gear" was valued at £62, 13s. 4d. For James Christie, son of 
the deceased, as executor-dative, Thomas Halden, apparent, 
of East Keilor, became cautioner.* 

Families of the name were settled at Kilpumie, parish of 
Newtyle, in 1599, and at Arbirlot in 1614.* James Christie 
of Balbuchlie, in the parish of Auchterhouse, is, in the church- 
yard of that parish, commemorated by a tombstone thus in- 
scribed : 

" Heir lyes ane godly and vertuous man, lames Christie of 
Balbuchlie, who departed ye 20 of Decem: 1651, and his 
age 97. 

* Dulce fait, quondam mihi vivere ; non qnia vixi ; 
Sed quoniam, ut viyam, tunc moritunis eram.' 

Once it was svet to me to leive, not that I leived, but I leived 
to die." « 

In the statistical account of Auchterhouse, published in 
1795, George Christie of Templeland is named as one of the 

^ Stirling Com. Rec, vol. x., No. 178. 

■ St Andrews Com. Rec, vol. ii ' /ft., vol. iii. 

* lb., vol. iii. and vol. v. 

* Scottish Monuments and Tombstones. Printed for the Grampian Club. 
London, 1872, vol. ii., p. 199. 



James Christie died at Arbroath, in March 1673, leaving 
£227 in "fide gear."^ Hugh Christie, who was bom at 
Montrose in 1730, became master of the grammar school of 
that burgh, and there died in 1774 He published a Latin 
grammar, and an " Introduction to the maMng of Latin." A 
work from his pen in opposition to ecclesiastical establish- 
ments appeared posthumously.^ Thomas Christie, merchant- 
burgess and Provost of Montrose, a man of general culture, 
projected the bridge of eight arches across the rivers North 
and South Esk, and which, begun in 1770, was finished in 
1775. His son was also chief magistrate of Montrose.* 

Thomas Christie, a relative of Provost Thomas Christie, 
attained eminence as a miscellaneous writer. Bom at Mon- 
trose in 1761, he was intended by his father for trade, but 
conceiving a strong inclination towards medicine, he pro- 
ceeded to London, and at the Westminster Dispensary be- 
came a pupil of Dr Simmons. He afterwards studied 
medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and on the Conti- 
nent. Invited while at Paris to join a mercantile house at 
London, he accepted the proposal, and henceforth devoted 
himself to commerce. In 1791 he issued a work entitled 
"Letters on the Eevolution of France, translated from a 
corrected edition of the original French." In 1792 he pub- 
lished a volume of " Miscellanies, Philosophical, Medical; and 
Moral.'* Having made a voyage to Surinam, he there died 
in 1796.* 

In the parish of Fettercaim, Kincardineshire, families of the 

^ St Andrews Com. Rec, vol. xiiL 

' Anderson's Scottish Nation, vol. i., p. 648. 

' Jervise's Angns and Meams, Edinburgh, 1861, Sro, p. 71. 

^ Anderson's Scottish Nation, vol. i., p. 648. 


name were settled in 1605.^ Alexander Christie in Pitgarvie, 
parish of Aberluthnot (Marykirk), died in February 1636 ; 
his inventory was valued at £397, 6s. Sd.^ 

William Christie, tenant in Cuttieshill, parish of Fordoun, 
died in 1720 ; his inventory was estimated at £180.* 

William Christie, bom in Kincardineshire in 1749, engaged 
in merchandise, at Montrose. Having become a Unitarian, 
he publicly expounded his views, and became a correspondent 
of Dr Priestley. Abandoning merchandise, he founded a Uni- 
tarian church at Montrose, and in 1792 undertook the pastor- 
ate of a congregation at Glasgow. In 1795 he emigrated to 
the United States, ministering at Philadelphia, Winchester, 
in Virginia, and other places. He died in New Jersey on the 
21st November 1823. He composed a work on the Divine 
Unity, and "A Eeview of Dr Priestley's Theological Works." * 

So early as the year 1333, one "Dominus Cristinus" is 
named as perpetual vicar of the church of Lochalveth, Moray- 

At the commencement of the reign of Charles II., among 
"the names of preistis and traflfecting seminaries in the 
dyoceis of Aberdeene and Murraye," are "three Chrysties, 
quherof one is callit Principall of Dowye." George Christie 
was rector of Douay, and died in 1629, having been fifty-one 
years in the Society of Jesus. William Christie, called the 
junior, was also rector of Douay, and was chaplain to the 
Marquis of Huntly; he attended that nobleman on his 
deathbed, 15th June 1636.® 

1 St Andrews Com. Rec, voL iv. * lb,, vol. ix. ' Ih., vol. xviii 

* Ohri^icm lUformer, new series, vol. iv., p. 352. » See awpra,' pp. 5, 6. 

• Misc. of Spalding Club, voL ii, preface, p. 55; Dr Oliver's Biog. OolL 
of the Members of the Soc of Jesus, p. 17 ; Father Blakhall's Narrative, 
1681-49, Spalding Club. 


Alexander Christie of Aberdeen, a member of the Society 
of Friends, bom in 1642, proceeded to Ireland, and there 
settled at Moyallan in the county of Down. He died 
on the 29th April 1722, leaving a daughter, Sarah, who 
married Samuel Morton of Eilmore, county Armagh, and a 
son, John, bom 10th September 1673, died May 1763. 

John Christie, second of Moyallan, married Mary Hill of 
Magheramiske, by whom he had five sons — Alexander, 
Joseph, John, j£unes, and Thomas. Alexander, the eldest 
son, bom 4th January 1699, proceeded to Scotland, and after 
sometime residing at Ormiston, in the county of Haddington, 
removed in 1736 to PertL Into Scotland he introduced 
potatoes, and the art of bleaching. He married Ann, daughter 
of George Huntingdon, M.D., and died in 1764, without 
issue. Joseph, second son, bom 29th March 1703, married, 
18th April 1733, Patience, daughter of John Chambers of 
Lurgan, and died 1755, leaving a daughter, Mary, married 
to Archibald Home. James, the fourth son, bom 29th March 
1708, held the lands of Lower Stramore, in Moyallan. By 
his wife, Margaret, daughter of John Morton, he had, with 
other issue, two sons, John and James. 

John, the eldest son, bom 19th June 1735, died 13th 
August 1771; he married, 15th April 1759, Deborah, daughter 
of Joseph Thompson of Castletown, and by her had a son, 

James Christie, son of John Christie and Deborah Thompson, 
was born 17th December 1762, and died 5th January 1820 ; 
he married, 22d November 1785, Mary, daughter of Thomas 
Mark of Limerick, by whom he had, with other issue, a son 
and heir, John, of Lower Stramore, bom 6th July 1789, 
died 4th April 1848. He married Sarah, daughter of John 


Lecky of Ballykealey, county Carlow, by whom he had, with 
other issue, a son, John Lecky, born 25th May 1830; he 
settled at Cincinnati 

James Christie, second son of James Christie of Lower 
Stramore, settled at Lurgan; he married, 1st December 1768, 
Lucia, daughter of Archibald Shaw, and died without issue, 
26th August 1793. 

Thomas Christie, fifth son of John Christie of Moyallan, 
bom 22d January 1711, married, firsts 6th March 1739-40, 
Mary, daughter of John Bramery, and, secondly, Mary 
Nicholson; he died 23d April 1780, leaving by his first 
wife, with two daughters, a son, John, who died without 
issue, 27th October 1758. 

John Christie, third son of John Christie of Moyallan and 
Mary Hill, was born 29th June 1707. He built Ormiston 
Lodge, Haddingtonshire, and there died in 1761. He married 
Mary, daughter of WiUiam Miller, Esq. of Craigentinny, near 
Edinburgh, by whom he had, with five daughters, five sons — 
John, William, HiU, John, and Miller. John, the eldest 
son, died young. William, the second son, sold Ormiston 
Lodge ; he married, first, Jane Erskine, and, secondly, Alison 
Dunn, and died in 1814, leaving issue. Hill, the third son, 
a lieutenant in the 61st Foot, married in 1769, Helen, 
daughter of Archibald Cuthbertson, M.D., and died 18th 
May 1819, leaving three sons, Archibald, John, and Matthew, 
and a daughter, Agnes, who severally married with issue. 
John, the fourth son, held the lands of Kircassock, county 
Down; he married Sarah, daughter of James Christie of 
Lower Stramore, by whom he had two sons, John and James, 
and a daughter, Margaret; John died at Nantucket, North 
America. ' James married Ann, daughter of Joseph Murphy, 


Esq., by whom he had three sons, who died iinmamed, and 
six daughters, of whom two married, with issue. 

Miller Christie, fifth son of John Christie and Mary Miller, 
was bom in 1748 ; he resided at Stockwell, Surrey, and died 
12th June 1820. He married, 29th September 1773, Ann, 
daughter of William Bist of Manuden, Essex, by whom he 
had five sons — Thomas, William Miller, John, Joseph, and 
James ; also a daughter, Ann, who married Alexander Cruick- 
shank of Lauriston Lane, Edinburgh, with issue. 

Thomas Christie of Brooklands, Essex, eldest son of Miller 
Christie and Ann Rist, was bom 25th September 1776, and 
died 14th June 1846. By his wife, Eebecca, daughter of 
Samuel Hewlings of Beading, he had two sons, Thomas and 
Samuel, and three daughters, Bachel, Charlotte, cmd Anne. 
Thomas, the elder son, succeeded to Brooklands, and died 12th 
October 1877. By his wife, Jane, daughter of Thomas 
Christie Wakefield, Esq. of Moyallan, he had, besides two 
daughters, three sons, Thomas, Wakefield, and' Stephen. 
Thomas married, on 16th February 1865, Miss HiU. Wake- 
field married, 28th August 1872, Mary, daughter and co- 
heiress of Jonathan Joseph Eichardson, Esq. of Kircassock, 
county Down, M.P. for lisbum. Stephen married, 12th 
October 1876, Blanche, daughter of William Henry Chichester, 
Esq. of Grenofen, Whitchurch, Devon. 

Samuel Christie, second son of Thomas Christie of Brook- 
lands, succeeded to the estates of Britwell, in the county of 
Buckingham, and of Craigentinny, in the county of Edin- 
burgh ; he assumed, on the 19th March 1862, the name and 
arms of Miller. He had, on the 1st October 1868, granted 
him, by the Lyon King of Arms, the following armorial escut- 
cheon : 



"Quarterly, first and fourth grand quarters counter- 
quartered, first and fourth, argent, a cross moline azure, 
for Miller ; second, argent, a mullet pierced azure between 
three cross crosslets fitchee gules, for Adam; third, parted 
per fess azure and sable, a castle with four towers argent, 
the porch open and windows of the second, for Eawson; 
second and third grand quarters, or, a saltire engrailed be- 
tween two mullets in chief and base and two roses in flank 
sable, for Chrystie. Above the shield is placed a helmet 
befitting his degree, with a mantling gules doubled argent, 
and upon wreaths of the proper liveries are set the two 
following crests, viz., upon the dexter side, a dexter hand 
erect holding an open book in black letter proper, and in an 
escrol over the same this motto, * Manent optima coelo,' for 
Miller ; and upon the sinister side, a hoUy stump withered 
sprouting out leaves proper, and in an escrol over the same 
this motto, ' Sic viresco,' for Chrystie." ^ 

Samuel Christie-Miller was sometime M.P. for New- 
castle-under-Lyne. He married, 20th April 1842, Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Hardcastle, Esq. of Firwood, Bolton-le- 
Moors, by whom he had a son, William Henry Archibald, 
bom 16th November 1850, now a captain in the Edinburgh 
Militia, and a barrister-at-law. 

William Miller Christie, second son of Miller Christie and 
Ann Eist, was bom 12th January 1778. He resided at the 
Woodbines, Kingston, Surrey, and died 24th January 1858. 
By his wife, Ann, daughter of John Fell, Esq., of Peckham, 
he had with seven sons three daughters, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, 
and Rebecca. William, the eldest son, F.L.S., died 24th 
July 1839 ; Henry, second son, F.S.A., of Westminster, was 
joint author with Edouard Lartet of " Reliquiae Aquitanicse." ^ 

1 Lyon Register, vol. viii., p. 6. 

' See memoir in QewtlemarCs Magazine, 1865, ii., pp. 614-516. 


He died 4th May 1865. Jolm Fell, the third son, died 6th 
April 1851 ; Alexander, the fourth son, has no settled resid- 
ence ; Eichard, fifth son, of Poynton Towers, Poynton, mar- 
ried, 9th January 1862, Alice, daughter of Henry Ashworth, 
Esq. of The Oaks, Bolton-le-Moors, by whom he has two sons, 
William Miller and Henry Edmund. Joseph Fell, sixth son, 
resides at Kensington. He married, 28th June 1854, lilias, 
daughter of James Dowie, Esq. of Chestnut Grove, Kingston, 
by whom he has a son, Edwin, lieutenant in the Kent 
Militia, and three daughters. Amy Lilias, Mary Ethel, and 
Milicent. Edmund, the seventh son, resides at Bourne- 
mouth, where he has erected and endowed a magnificent 

John Christie, third son of Miller Christie and Ann Eist, 
bom 19th June 1791, acquired Appuldrefield Manor, in Cud- 
ham, Kent; he died 4th November 1873. He married 
Sarah, second daughter of Abraham de Home, Esq., of Surrey 
Square (who died 31st March 1869), and by her had seven 
sons, and a daughter, Emma Catherine Collier, who married, 
2d February 1836, George Steinman Steinman, Esq., F.S.A., 
of Sundridge, Kent. John de Home^ of Cudham Lodge, 
Kent, the eldest son, . bom 25th August 1814, died 1st 
August 1850. He married, 21st July 1842, Ann, daughter 
of Eobert Kidder of Westerham, by whom he had two sons 
and two daughters. 

Alfred Christie, second son of John Christie of Appuldre- 
field, bom 14th January 1818, succeeded his father in the 
family estate; he married, 25th August 1870, Kathenne 
Collier, daughter and heiress of Benjamta Collier de Home, 
Esq. of Farringdon, and died, without issue, 23d March 1876. 
George, the third son, now of Appuldrefield, was bom 11th 


April 1819. Edward, fourth son, of Farringdon, Berkshire, 
was bom 6th June 1820; he married, 31st August 1847, 
Julia Shears, daughter of Charles Spurrell, Esq. of Hill 
House, Dartford, and died without issue, 4th May 1850. 
Frederick Collier of Melbourne, fifth son, born 9th Sep- 
tember 1822, married, 18th April 1861, Caroline, daughter of 
Arthur B. Wells, Esq., by whom he has issue a daughter, 
Edith Wilhelmina. Arthur de Home of Edinbridge, sixth 
son, bom 6th August 1828, ifiarried, 14th September 1865, 
Harriet Caroline, daughter of Henry Chetwynd, Esq. of 
Brocton Lodge, Staffordshire, by whom he has had two sons — 
Henry Chetwynd, bom 6th June 1868, died 29th June 1876, 
and Arthur; also two daughters, Florence Caroline and 
Mary Ann, Albert of Cudham, the seventh son, bom 21st 
March 1830, is an ofl&cer in the 10th Madras Native 

Joseph Christie of Croydon, fourth son of MiUer Christie 
and Ann Eist, married, in 1822, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Johnson, Esq., of Pontefract; he died without issue, 9th 
December 1866. 

James Christie of Brownings in Broomfield, fifth son of 
Miller Christie and Ann Eist, died 22d May 1874. He 
married, 2d June 1812, Charlotte, daughter of John Fell, 
Esq., of Peckham Eye, by whom he had four sons and five 
daughters — Mary, Sophia, Charlotte, Caroline, and Ellen. 
James, the eldest son, of Boynton Hall, Essex, married, 1842, 
Elizabeth, daughter of William Cmttenden Marten, Esq., of 
Lewes, and has four sons, James, Wilfred, Archibald, and 

; also six daughters, Alice, Charlotte Mary, Anna 

Louisa, Ada, Lilias, and Josephine. Eobert, the second son, 
is married. David, the third son, of Patching HaU, Broom- 


field, married, in 1855, Jane, daughter of Henry Marriage, 
Esq. of Broomfield. Fell, the fourth son, is married.^ 

In' the parish of Glenmuick, Aberdeenshire, are named, in 
1696, Duncan Christie, tenant at Enok, and his son James.^ 

On the 28th January 1696, Alexander Christie in Buxne- 
syde obtained sasine of four oxgates of the lands of Bumesyde 
of Ffintry and pertinents thereof, under reversion to John 
Ruddoch of Bumesyde.' 

Jane Christie, daughter of a tenant-farmer in Morayshire, 
was second wife of Alexander, fourth Duke of Gordon. 
She was married in 1820, and died without issue in 1824 
As tenant-farmers, members of the Morayshire family 
settled in Banffshire. William Christie, farmer at Cul- 
phin of Park, parish of Ordiquhill, had a son James, 
bom in 1774; he practised as a solicitor in the town 
of Banff, and sometime acted as sheriff-substitute of the 
county. Bemarkable for his scientific tastes, his botanical 
and geological researches gained him a local celebrity; he 
founded the Banff Literary Institution, and prosecuted astro- 
nomical studies by means of telescopes of his own construction. 
He died on the 7th August 1854, in his eightieth year. His 
son John, solicitor at Banff, married Williamina Paterson, 
grand-niece of Alexander Cassie, founder of a local charity 
which bears his nama 

Members of the family of Christie at present rent farms in 
the parishes of Fordyce, Alvah, Ordiquhill, Mamoch, and 

^ The descendants of Alexander Christie of Aberdeen have, with the 
exception of Mr Samuel Christie Miller of Britwell and Craigentinuy, spelt 
their name Christy. 

' List of Pollahle Persons in the Shire of Aberdeen, vol. L, p. 178. 

' Banffshire Sasines. 


On the 11th February 1546 and the 16th May 1547, Adam 
Christie, tenant of eight oxgangs of the lands of Greenlaw, in 
Banffshire, is a party to an action raised by Alexander Fraser 
of Otlaw against George Mortimair of Auchinbody, regarding 
the multures of the mill of Auchinbody.^ Cristina Christie, 
as owner of Bishop Mill, in the barony of Spynie, in 1565 is 
declared liable in a yearly payment, " acre ibidem solvende 
in anno xxv« firme sex capones unam aucam et viij* viij^ 
mart silvere;" and for her half of "Brasina ejusdem sol- 
venda in anno xiii" iiij^ firme unam duodenam caponum 
et unam duodendam pultricarum." ^ 

On the 3d June 1628 an instrument of sasine was 
granted to " Alexander Crystie " in ToUebeg, Agnes Gray, his 
spouse, and James Crystie, their son, proceeding upon a dis- 
position to them by James Stewart of Arbreak, with consent 
of Sibilla Stewart, his spouse, and John Stewart, their son, 
of the town and lands of Tollebeg, extending to four ox- 

John Christie, portioner of Middle Crannock, in the parish 
of Grange, Banffshire, died in 1642, and was succeeded by 
his grandson, John Christie, also of Middle Crannock; he 
was followed by his son, Alexander Christie of Middle Cran- 
nock, who, on the 27th July 1666, served himself heir to his 
great-grandfather, John Christie, in two oxgates of the lands 
of Crannock, within the barony of Strathyla and regality of 
Kinloss, parish of Grange, Banffshire.* 

Thomas Christie, tacksman of the mill and lands of Eden, 

1 Reg. Mag. Sig., lib. 32, No. 249. 

' Rental of the Diocese of Moray. 

* Miaute-Book Sasines of Banff, p* 4, and note from Record. 

^ Retours, Banff, vol. xxviu., fol. 264. 


in the parish of King Edward, situated in a beautiful valley 
at the confluence of the rivers Kinedar and Devoran^ on the 
borders of the counties of Banff and Aberdeen, and who is 
mentioned in a county record as tenant in Eden Mill in 1695, 
was bom about the year 1655.^ He married, and had two 
sons, Walter and Thomaa 

Thomas Christie, second son of Thomas Christie, tenant in 
Eden Mill, rented the farm of HoUymill, in the parish of 
King Edward. He died 14th February 1723. By his wife, 
Wylle Shirron, who died 9th May 1746, he left a son, 
Alexander, bom August 1719.* 

Walter Christie, elder son of Thomas Christie in Eden 
Mill, was bom in 1679. Succeeding his father, he died 
at Eden Mill on the 25th April 1737.* He married, first, 
Anne Findlater, by whom he had a daughter, Margaret, who 
married her cousin, John Christie, tenant of Scatterty, with 
issue ;* secondly, Agnes, daughter of George Chapman, tenant 
of Blacktown, and his wife, Isobel Ellies. 

For several generations the family of Chapman occupied 
lands in Banffshire. Alexander Chapman, who succeeded his 
father as tenant of Blacktown, was father of George Chapman, 
LL.D., the distinguished preceptor and educational writer. 
Another grandson of George Chapman, father-in-law of Walter 
Christie, was the Eev. George Chapman, minister of Kinfauns, 
an eminent clergyman and public instructor. 

By his second wife, Agnes Chapman, Walter Christie at 
Eden Mill had a son John, and a daughter Isobel, who mar- 
ried James Eainy. John Christie, bom at Eden Mill, was 

^ PoU Book of Aberdeenshire. ' l^iBg Edward Parisli Register. 

^ Tombstone at Alvah, Banffshire. * King Edward Parish Register. 


baptized at King Edward on the 4th February 1730.^ Set- 
tling as a merchant at Paisley,^ he entered into partnership 
with John Dougall of Eeusterhouse, and John Bams of Loch- 
ridge, with whom he conducted an extensive manufactory in 
Eenfrewshire. He was also a partner with Eobert Corse of 
Greenlaw, in the firm of "Christie, Corse, & Co.,"^ which 
traded extensively with Bussia, Holland, and the coasts of 
the Baltic. In 1788 he, along with George Houston of 
Johnston and others, established at Paisley and Glasgow 
" The Paisley Union Bank," which, after a successful 
course of more than half a century, finally amalgamated 
with the Union Bank of Scotland. Taking a deep interest 
in the extension and improvement of the new town of Paisley, 
he feued there in 1781 a portion of ground from the Earl 
of Abercom, on which he erected an elegant residence. He 
acquired the lands of Greenhill, Wester-Crosslet, Oakshawside, 
and others near Paisley. He died at Newtoun of Paisley 
on the 14th October 1791. 

John Christie of Paisley and GreenhiU married Mary, 
eldest daughter and co-heiress of John Miller of Dykes, Ayr- 
shire, and by her (she died 24th September 1826) had three 
sons and nine daughters. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, 
bom in 1763, died in 1844 ; Mary, second daughter, born in 
1767, died in 1847 ; Agnes, third daughter, died in 1848 ; 
Margaret, fourth daughter, died in 1829; Isabella, fifth 
daughter, married Robert Young, one of the magistrates of 
Stirling, with issue ; she died in 1826. Janet, sixth daughter, 
born 1774, married Lieutenant Munton, 2d Royal Veteran 

^ King Edward Parish Register. 
' Semple's Hist, of Renfrewsliire, p. 326. 
' Semple's St Mirin and Hist. Acct., etc., Paisley, pp. 133, 135. 



Battalion, with issue ; she died in 1832. Christian, seventh 
daughter, married Thomas Buchanan, with issue; Jean^ 
eighth daughter, married Andrew Foulds of Springfield, with 
issue ; Helen, ninth daughter, died at Springfield, unmarried, 
11th July 1853. 

John, eldest son of John Christie and Mary Miller, a mer- 
chant in North America, died 3d April 1827. George, 
second son, a merchant in Paisley, born 1766, died in 1844. 

James Eamsay Christie, third son of John Christie and 
Mary Miller, was born at Paisley on the 20th August 1775. 
Retiring from business as a manufacturer in 1808, he pro- 
ceeded to Rio de Janeiro, where he traded as one of the firm 
of Christie & Cochrane. Returning home in 1812, he entered 
into business at Glasgow, of which city he, on the 4th August 
1817, became a merchant-burgess. He died at Glasgow on 
the 25th February 1852. 

James Ramsay Christie married, 18th June 1814, May, 
elder daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Craig, Esq., Nant- 
wich, Cheshire. Descended from an old family in Renfrew- 
shire, represented by his cousin, Craig of Eirkton, Mr Craig 
was also cousin of Lord Craig, an eminent judge, and one of 
the contributors to the Mirror and the Louiiger, Another 
notable relative of Mr Craig was Mrs M'Lehose, nie Agnes 
Craig, the Clarinda of the poet Bums. 

By his wife, May Craig (who died at Bedlay House, 15th 
June 1857, aged seventy-four), James Ramsay Christie had 
three sons and two daughters. Mary Miller, the elder 
daughter, bom 22d March 1820, and May Elizabeth, born 
9th November 1824, both died in infancy. James Crawford, 
the youngest son, born 15th June 1823, died young. John, 
the second son, was born 4th Febmary 1818. 


Thomas Craig Christie, eldest son of James Eamsay 
Christie, was born on the 6th September 1816. Owner of 
the estates of Bedlay Mollins and PetershiU, Lanarkshire, 
he is a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county. 

Thomas Craig Christie of Bedlay married, first, 15th Feb- 
ruary 1853, Catherine Cameron, only surviving daughter of 
Captain James Campbell of PetershiU and Shirva, and niece 
of the late Alexander Campbell, Esq. of Bedlay ; she died 4th 
February 1854, without issue. He married, second, on the 
14th February 1859, Anna Boiling Cross-Buchanan, eldest 
surviving daughter of John Cross-Buchanan of Moss, Stirling- 
shire, and Auchintoshan, Dumbartonshire, and heir of line of 
Andrew Hamilton of Cochnach, Provost of Glasgow, and 
governor of Dumbarton Castle under Queen Mary.^ Of this 
marriage have been born two sons and four daughters — 
Catherine Campbell, Eveline May, Anna Boleyn, and Jean 
Wardrop. Walter Cross-Buchanan, the elder son, was bom 
5th December 1862 ; Bernard Eamsay Craig, second son, was 
born 12th March 1870. 

The armorial bearings of Thomas Craig Christie of Bedlay, 
matriculated in the Lyon Eegister, are as under : 

" Or, a saltier indented between four muUets sable; on a chief 
of the last, three crescents argent. Cred, — A sprig of holly, 
fruited and leaved, proper. Motto. — ' Sic Viresco.' " 

^ Dennistoun MSS., Advocates Library. 


Abubcobn, Earl of, 69. 

Abercrombie, General, 23, 25. 

Aberluthnot, 59. 

Airthrey, 18. 

Albany, city of, 24, 25. 

Alexander, Janet, 17. 

Alexander, Robert, 30. 

Alvah, 67. 

Amherst, Lord, 23, 25. 

Angus, Dowager-Countess of, 48. 

Annapolis, Conyention of, 34, 51. 

Anstpither, Sir Philip, 9. 

Appuldrefield, \C4. 

Arbreak, 60. 

Arbroath, 58. 

Ardmore, 20. 

Argath, 57. 

Argyle, fifth Duke of, 48. 

Amgask, 7. 

Ashes, lands of, 55. 

Ashworth, Henry, 64. 

Auchinbody, 59. 

Auchinmuir, 10. 

Auchintoshan, 71. 

Auchtermaimie, 42. 

Auchterhouse, 57. 

Baberton, 11. 

Bachop, Captain John, 29. 

Bachop, Mrs Ann, 36. 

Bailey, Charles, 27. 

BaiUie, Sir William, 48. 

Baird, James, of Carron, 49. 

Baird, James, of St Petersburg, 49. 

Balbougie, 7. 

Balbuchlie, 57. 

Balcarres, Earl of, 42. 

Balchrystie, 14. 

Balliclurag, 66, 

Ballinclean, 45. 

Bally EUis, 49. 

Ballykealey, 61. 

Balsillie, 10. 

Baltimore, 29-31, 38, 84, 36, 50. 

Banff, 67. 

Bams, John, 69. 

Beardsley, John, 12. 

Bedlay, 70. 

Beith, 9. 

Bell, James, 22. 

Berkeley, Earl of, 11. 

Betchworth Castle, 26. 

Beverley, 25, 26. 

Bishop's ma, 59. 

Bisset s Barons, 5. 

Blacktown, 68. 

Blair, George, 56. 

Bolton-le-Moors, 63. 

Bonally, 9. 

Boston House, 26, 27. 

Botriphine, 67. 

Boswell, John Irvine, 41. 

Bournemouth, 65. 

Braddoch, General, 21. 

Braithwaite, Admiral, 11. 

Bramery, John, 61. 

Brentford, 26, 27. 

Brocton Lodge, 65. 

Brookslands, 62. 

Broomfield, 66. 

Brown, Richard, 42. 

Buchanan, J. Cross, 71. 

Burnett, T., advocate, 47. 

Bumesyde, 66. 

Burton, Colonel, 25. 

Burton, General Christie, 26, 27. 

Burton, General Napier, 23, 37. 

Burton, General Ralph, 25. 

Burton, Mary, 25. 

Burton, Napier Christie, 26. 

Burton, Robert Christie, 26. 

Byset of Lovat, 5. 

Callander, Earl of, 28. 
Callander, Margaret, 17. ^ 

Campbell, Alexander, 49. 
Campbell, Alexander, of Bedlay, 71. 
Campbell, George John Gunning, 49. 
Campbell, Captain James, 71 . 
Campbell, Lawson Granville, 49. 
Campbell, Napier, 49. 
Campbell, Sir George, 14. 




Cambus, 15, 17. 

Cambuswallan, 47, 48. 

Canglar, 10. 

Castlebeg, 55. 

Castleblaney, 40. 

Chambers, John, 61. 

Chapman, Agnes, 68. 

Chapman, George, 68. 

ChapelhiU, 56. 

CharterhoQshall, 10. 

Chestnut Grove, 64. 

Chetwynd, Henry, 65. 

Chichester, William Henry, 63. 

Christie, Alexander, of Al)erdeen9 60. 

Christie, Admiral Alexander, 11. 

Christie, Alexander, of Balchrystie, 13. 

Christie, Alexander, of Bomsyde, 66. 

Christie, Alexander, of Craig, 17. 

Christie, Alexander, of Capar, 14. 

Christie, Alexander, ofNewbigging,16. 

Christie, Alexander, of Pitgarvie, 59. 

Christie, Alfred, 65. 

Christie, Andrew, of Ferrybank, 14. 

Christie, Andrew, of Pownouse, 17. 

Christie, Archibald, 11. 

Christie, Sir Archibald, 12, 13. 

Christie, Archibald, of Perth, 55. 

Christie, Braithwaite, 11. 

Christie, Captain Charles, 28. 

Christie, Charles Lewis, 39. 

Christie, Charles Maitland, 42, 43. 

Christie, Cristina, 67. 

Christie, David, 9. 

Christie, Duncan, of Enok, 66. 

Christie, Elizabeth, 16. 

Christie, Colonel Frederick Gordon, 

Christie, Commander Gabriel, 44. 

Christie, George, bailie of Dysart, 9. 

Christie, George Stirling, 52. 

Christie, George, merchant in Paisley, 

Christie, George, rector of Douay, 60. 

Christie, Provost George, of Stirling, 

Christie, Harry, writer, 19. 

Christie, Henry, of Crsogtoun, 56. 

Christie, Henry, of Culross, 56. 

Christie, Henry Thomas, 89. 

Christie, Major-General Hugh Lind- 
say, 46. 

Christie, Hugh, 58. 

Christie, James, advocate, 45. 

Christie, James, of Broomfield, 66. 

Christie, Captain James, 45. 

Christie, James, Commissioner of 
Bankruptcy, 44. 

Christie, James, of Durie, 29-81, 33-37, 

40, 41. 
Christie, Captain James Edmund, 38, 

Christie, James, fanner of West Grange, 

15, 16. 
Christie, James Henry Robertson 

Stark, 45. 
Christie, James, Stirling, 19. 
Christie, James, of Nethertown, 19. 
Christie, James, of Pitgomo, 14. 
Christie, James, of Rttencrieff, 1 0. 
Christie, James, of Baploch, 53. 
Christie, James Ramsay, 70. 
Christie, James, officer in Royal 

Dragoons, 12. 
Christie, James, solicitor, Stirling, 22. 
Christie, James, Provost, 20, 22, 27. 
Christie, Jane, wife of fourth Duke of 

Gordon, 67. 
Christie, John Craig, merchant in 

Edinburgh, 17. 
Christie, John, merchant, of Stirling, 

Christie, John Mitchell, Victoria, 39. 
Christie, John, of Cudham, 65. 
Christie, John, of Hillfoot, 57. 
Christie, John, of London, 51. 
Christie, John, of Milltown, 55. 
Christie, John, of Moyallan, 61, 62. 
Christie, John, of Ormiston, 62. 
Christie, John, of Paisley, 69. 
Christie, John, of Pitgomo, 18. 
Christie, John, of Poppletrees, 52. 
Christie, John, of Rapioch, 53. 
Christie, John, of Sheriffmuirlands, 

18, 19. 
Christie, John, portioner of Middle 

Crannock, 67. 
Christie, Joseph, of Croydon, 66. 
Christie, Marion, 48-50. 
Christie, Miller, 62. 
Christie, Captain Napier Burton, 26. 
Christie, Napier Turner, 47. 
Christie, Patrick, 7. 
Christie, Peter, 16, 46. 
Christie, Robert, burgess of Culross, 

Christie, Captain Robert, 44. 
Christie, Robert Lindsay Stark, 45. 
Christie, Robert, Baltimore, 20. 
Christie, Robert, of Edinburgh, 14. 
Christie, Robert, Provost of Glasgow, 

Christie, Robert Stark, 43, 44. 
Christie, Samuel, of Britwell, 63, 64. 
Christie, Thomas, of Stirling, 19. 



Christie, Thomas Craig, of Bedlay, 70, 

Christie, Thomas, author, 58. 

Christie, Thomas, of Amffask, 7. 

Christie, Thomas, of Bro^ands, 63. 

Christie, Thomas, of Hollymill, 68. 

Christie, Thomas, of Moyallan, 61, 

Christie, Thomas, Provost of Mon- 
trose, 58. 

Christie, Thomas, solicitor, Stirling, 
28, 29. 

Christie, Thomas, Dnrie, 86-88. 

Christie, Walter, Eden Mill, 68. 

Christie, William, accoontant, 48. 

Christie, William, Stirling, 48. 

Christie, William, Chaplain to the 
Marquis of Huntly, 60. 

Christie, William, Culphin, 66. 

Christie, William, master of Cowan's 
Hospital, Stirling, 54. 

Christie, WiUiam Miller, 64, 66. 

Christie, William, of Castlebeg, 55. 

Christie, William, of Kettins, 57. 

Christie, William, Durie, 46. 

Christie, William, son of James of 
Throsk, 52. 

Christie, William, Cuttieshill, 59. 

Christy of Foyness, 5. 

Christy, Paul, 6. 

Christy, Henry, of Heads, 55. 

Chrystie, Alexander, Blackgrange, 17. 

Chrystie, Alexander, citizen, St An- 
drews, 6. 

Chrystie, David, of Balkirstie, 7. 

Chrystie, David, of Duikspuils, 55. 

Chrystie, David, of Gaitmilk, 10. 

Chiystie, David, of Stentoon, 10. 

Chiystie, Duncan, of Stirling, 15. 

Chrystie, Finlay, portioner of Corn- 
toun, 15. 

Chrystie, George, of Auchinmuir, 10. 

Chrystie, George, of East Wemyss, 7. 

Chrystie, Harry, of Craigtoun, 18. 

Chrystie, Harry, surgeon, Stirling, 
18, 19. 

Chrystie, Henry, of Dunfermline, 9. 

Chrystie, Hugh, Crail, 6. 

Chrystie, James, Blackgrange, 18. 

Chrystie, James, Comtoun, 14. 

Chrystie, James, Provost of Stirling, 
18-20, 28. 

Chrystie, James, of Spittaltoun, 18. 

Chrystie, James, W.S., 10. 

Chrystie, John, of Balbougie, 7. 

Chrystie, John, of Cambus, 15, 17. 

Chrystie, John, of Forrestoun, 10. 

Chrystie, John, of HoiU, 8. 
Chrystie, John, Loch-head, 10. 
Chrystie, John, of Throsk, 52. 
Chrystie, Malcolm, of Comtoun, 15. 
Chrystie, Robert, of Castlehill, 15. 
Chrystie, Robert, Einghom, 7. 
Chrystie, Robert, Kinross, 55. 
Chiystie, Robert, Menstrie, 18. 
Chrystie, Thomas, Grange, 6. 
Chrystie, Thomas, of the HoiU, 8. 
Chrystie, Thomas, Perthshire, 56. 
Chiystie, Thomas, of Spittal, 16. 
Chrystie, Thomas, of Stirling, 15. 
Chiystie, William, of Dunfermline, 9. 
Chrystie, William, of Wester Mark- 

inch, 7. 
Clitherow, John, 26. 
Clyde, Lord, 38. 
Cockbum, Sir James, 24. 
Collier, Frederick, 65, 
Connal, Michael, 28. 
Corntoun, 14, 15, 18, 51. 
Comwallis, Lord, 25. 
Corse, Robert, 69. 
Cotton, William, 43. 
Cowie, Margaret^ 8. 
Craig, Agnes, 10. 
Craig, Helen, 16. 
Craig, Lord, 70. 
Craig, May, 70. 
Craig, Thomas, 70. 
Craigannet, lands of, 21. 
Craigentinny, 62. 
Craiglowrie, 56. 
Craigtown, 18, 56. 
Crail, 6, 7. 
Criste, Janet, 54. 
Criste, Matthew, of Kirkcaldy, 7. 
Cristinus Dominus, 6. 
Cristy, David, 54. 
Cristy, Alexander, Tollebeg, 67. • 
Cristy, David, of Feddincl^ 6. 
Cristy, Duncan, 19. 
Cristy, James, of Tollebeg, 67. 
Cristy, Janet, 51. 
Cristy, Robert, 54. 
Cristy, Thomas, 6. 
Cristy, WiUiam, 19. 
Cross Buchanan, John, of Moss, 71. 
Culphin of Park, 67. 
Cuthbertson, Archibald, 62. 

Dartford, 65. 

Delaware, 35. 

Devoran, river, 68. 

Dick, WiUiam, of Grange, 11. 

Dougall, John, 69. 




Douglas, Francis Brown, 42. 
Donne, 54. 
Doone Castle, 48. 
Dow, Christian, 16. 
Dowie, James, 64. 
Drysdale, Margaret, 16. 
Dunblane, 55, 56. 
Dundee, 56. 
Dunfermline, 7-10. 
Dunmore, fourth Earl of, 49. 
Dunn, Alison, 62. 
Dunning, 54, 56. 
Duntreath, 48. 
Dune, Elspet, 8. 
Durie of Craiglascar, 8. 
Dyer, George, 18. 

East EeUor, 57. 
Easterhouse, 69. 
EastWemyss, 7. 
Ebrington, Viscount, 41. 
Eden Mill, 68. 

Edmonstone, John, Stirling, 48. 
Edmonstone, Sir John de, 47. 
Edmonstone, Sir William, 47, 48. 
Elibank, Lord, 8. 
Ellies, Isobel, 68. 
Elliot, Agnes, 52, 53. 
Entersfield, 9. 
Erskine, Ebenezer, 50. 
Erskine, Jane, 62. 
Erskine, Sir John, 19. 
EzmoutJi, Lord, 44. 

Fairfield, estate of, 49. 
Feddinch, 6. 
Fell, John, 64, 66. 
Fenwick, Collingwood, 11. 
Findlater, Anne, 68. 
Finlayson, John, 14. 
Finlay, Jean, 8. 
Fordoun, 59. 
Forrester of Braes, 21. 
Fortescne, Archer Irvine, 41. 
Fortescne, Earl of, 41. 
Fortescne, Rev. William, 40, 41. 
Fortescne, Matthew, 41. 
Forthbank, lands of, 53. 
Foulis of Batho, 11, 12. 
Eraser, Alexander, 59. 

Gaitmilk, 10. 
Galloway, Henry, 50. 
Galloway, Margaret, 16. 
Glasclune, 56. 
Glassingaw, 55, 
Glenurwhy, laird of, 55. 

Glenmuick, 66. 
Gordon, Alexander, 12. 
Gordon, Duke of, 67. 
Gordon, William, 22. 
Gowrie, John, Earl of, 54. 
Gray, Agnes, 60. 
Greenlaw, 59, 69. 
Greensill, James S., 40. 
Guadeloupe, storming of, 48. 
Gnemsey, 25. 
Gunning, William, 48. 

Haldane, Thomas, 57. 
Halket, Sir Charles, 9. 
Hamer, Rev. Thomas, 27. 
Hamilton, Andrew, 71. 
Hamilton, sixth Duke of, 48. 
Hardcastle, 64. 
Hay, (George, 54. 
Henderson, Janet, 18. 
Henderson, Mai^garet, 15, 17. 
Hobart Town, 89. 
Hoill, 7-9. 
HollymiU, 68. 
Home, Abraham, 65. 
Home, Archibald, 61. 
Home, Arthur de, 65. 
Home, John de, 65. 
Houston, George, 69. 
Howison, ArchibEdd, 45. 
Hutton, Rev. William, 22. 
Hunter, Duncan, 49. 
Huntington, George, M.D., 61. 
Huntly, Marquis of, 60. 

Ingilby, Sir John, Bfut., 49. 
Ingilby, William, 49. 
Inverkeithing, 7. 

Jackson, Samuel, 38. 
Jamieson, Catherine, 17. 
Jervis, Sir Henry, 48. 
Johnston, Captain, 22. 

Keresforth Hall, 27. 
Eer, Hngh, 56. 
Kerr, Loraine, 38. 
Kemp, Maijory, 18. 
Eettins, 57. 
Eilmadock, 18. 
Eilpumie, 57. 
Eilspindie, 56. 
Einedar, river, 68. 
Einghora, 7. 
Einelassie, 9, 10. 
Einfauns, 68. 
Einloss, 67* 



Kinross, 55. 
Kirkcaldy, 6, 7. 
Knok, 66. 
Knokfelde, 6. 

Landerdale, sixth Earl of, 85. 
Lanriston Lane, 62. 
Leamington Hall, 11. 
Lecky, John, 61. 
Leeward Islands, 35. 
Legatesbrig, lands of, 7, 9. 
Leslie, barony of, 10. 
Leslie, Sir James, 11. 
Lesmoir, 12. 

Lindsay, Hon. Robert, 42. 
Lisbum, 61. 
Lochalveth, 6. 
Lockhart, Margaret, 14. 
Lochridge, 69. 
Logie, 14, 15, 18. 
Logy, Margaret, 54. 
Logyalmond, 54. 
Loudoun, Earl of, 23. 
Lowrie, Mai'garet, 53. 
Lundie, 57. 

Mackenzie, George, 9. 
Maclenan, Donald, 43. 
Maitland, Captain, 46. 
Maitland, Sir Francis Lewis, 44. 
Maitland, Mary Turner, 41. 
Margaret, Countess of Bothes, 10. 
Masterton, Catherine, 22. 
Mathie, James, 54. 
M'Ewan, James, writer, 22. 
M'KaiU, Catherine, 21. 
M'Lehose, Mrs, 70. 
MelvUle, Elizabeth, 7. 
Merryman, John, 30. 
Miller, John, 69. 
Miller, Maiy, 62, 70. 
Miller, William, 62. 
Milligan, George, 35. 
Milli|;an, Mary, 36. 
Momson, Agnes, 52. 
Mortimer, Georee, 59. 
Morton, Samue^ 60. 
Mossman, Agnes, 11. 
Mossop, Isaac, 17. 
Moyallan, 60-68. 
Munton, Lieutenant, 69. 
Murdoch, John, 28. 
Murray, George, 8. 
Murray, Jjeveson Granville, 49. 
Murray, General James, 25. 
Murphy, Joseph, 62. 

Napier, Catherine, 22. 
Napier of Merchiston, 20. 
Napier, Provost, 21. 
Napier, Robert, 21, 22. 
Napierville, 26. 
Nantucket, 62. 
Nantwich, 70. 
Navarino, battle of, 46. 
Newbigging, 16, 45. 
Newhall, 11. 
Niagara, 21. 

Oliphant, Sir WiUiam, 20. 
Orchill, 10. 
Ordi(iuhill, 67. 
Ormiston, 61, 62. 
O'Ryan, Susan, 37. 
Otlaw, 59. 
Over Stentoun, 9, 10. 

Paisley, 69. 

Petley, Horace, 43. 

Peters, Henry Burton, 26. , 

Petershill, 70. 

Philipps, John Douglas, 88. 

Pitgarvie, 59. 

Pitgomo, 14. 

Pittencrieff, 8, 10. 

Piatt, Samuel, of Belmont, 39. 

Piatt, Thomas Joshua, 39. 

Pontefract, 66. 

Poppletrees, 52. 

Pownouse, 17. 

Poynton, 64. 

Priestley, Dr, 59. 

Pringle, David, 43, 46. 

Rainy, James, 68. 

Ramsay, Anne, 53. 

Reeves, George, of Langley, 11. 

Reid, Margaret, 52. 

Reoch, Hugh, of Forthbank, 38, 39. 

Reoch, Jane, 38. 

Reoch, Mary, 38. 

Richardson, Joseph, 63. 

Riddry, 12, 13. 

Rist, Ann, 63, 64, 66. 

Rist, William, 62. 

Robertson, Colonel Daniel, 24. 

Robertson, Major John, 24. 

Robertson, Mary, 24. 

Rollo, WiUiam, 54. 

Rose, Edward, 24. 

Ruddock, Johu, 67. 

Sanderson, Patrick, 12. 
Scatterty, 68. 



Scobnie, 85. 

Scott, Captain Alexander, 45. 

Sliaw, Archibald, 61. 

Sheriffmuirlands, 18, 19, 50. 

Simmons, Dr, 58. 

Singland, 13. 

Singleton, William, M.D., 89. 

Smith, Alexander, writer, 40. 

Smith, Catherine, 6. 

Springhank, Stirling, 29, 36. 

Spnrrell, Charles, 65. 

Spynie, barony of, 59. 

Stark, James, of Kingsdale, -44. 

Stark, Mary Butler, 45. 

Steinman, George, 64. 

Steyen, Margaret, 52. 

Stevenson, Janet, 58. 

Steyenson, John, 60. 

Stewart, John, 60. 

Stewart, Sibilla, 60. 

StirUng, 12, 23, 24, 27, 28, 47, 48, 52. 

Stracy, Colonel, 27. 

Stramore, Lower, 61. 

Strathmiglo, 67. 

Stravithie, 6. 

Stman, house of, 24. 

Sundridge, 65. 

Syme, Patrick, 40. 

Talayera, battle of, 42. 
Templeland, 57. 
Thompson, Deborah, 61. 

Thompson, Joseph, 61. 
Throsk, 51. 
Thursby, John, 49. 
ToUebe^, 67. 
Torrentine, Janet, 7. 
Tregoning, 48. 
Tunstall, Bey. James, 24. 
Turner, Napier, 47. 
Tweeddale, Xiord, 8. 

Virginia, 59. 

Walker, Catherine, 55. 
Walker, Margaret, 28, 47. 
Walker, Thomas, of Craig, 19. 
Walter, Abbot of Dryburgh, 6. 
Wardlaw, Sir Henry, 9. 
Watson, Duncan, 28. 
Watson, Mary, 29. 
Wells, Arthur, 65. 
Westerton, lands of, 18. 
Whitechurch, 63. 
Whitehouse, 10. 
Wilson, Andrew, 10. 
Wilson, Dayid Christie, 87. 
Winchester, 59. 
Woalfey, George, 80. 
Woodbmes, 63. 
Woodend, 28. 
Wyld, James, of Gilston, 42. 

Young, Robert, 69. 

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