Have a Hugh Crawford with a brother John Crawford [Crawfurd] both were merchants in Ayrshire, I cannot seem to locate their ancestry but can locate their children and references to them as shown below;
Hugh Crawford, merchant in Ayr 1683 - 89 m Elizabeth Kelso
1. Jane Crawford bp 10th Oct 1669
Witness John Crawford, merchant
2. Margaret Crawford bp 26th Nov 1671 in Ayr
Brother of Hugh;
John Crawford, merchant in Ayr m Margaret Wallace
DEACON CONVENOR IN AYR 1670 - 75
Merchant since 1651
NB Margaret Wallace had a brother named William Wallace
1. John Ballantine, provost in Ayr m Elizabeth Crawford bp 21st Feb 1664 in Ayr
2. John Crufurd bp 28th Aug 1665 in Ayr
Died bef 1671
3. John Crawford bp 5th Mar 1671 in Ayr
4. Robert Crawford bp 19th Jan 1673 in Ayr
5. William Crawford bp 6th Jun 1675
Internet references found below mentioning John & Hugh;
· William II and Mary II: Translation
· 1689, 14 March, Edinburgh, Convention
· Parliamentary Register
· Monday 1 April 1689
Warrant for bringing out and mustering the fencible men of the town of Ayr
The meeting of the estates do appoint and give warrant to Adam Osborne, present bailie of Ayr, John MacColm, late bailie, John Crawford and Hugh Crawford, merchants, John Ferguson, skipper, Robert Muir, merchant, and Matthew Colquhoun, deacon convener, or any five of them, to call together the fencible men of the town of Ayr and liberties thereof, and to put them into companies and to choose captains and other officers for them as needful and to cause muster and exercise so often as they shall think expedient, and ordain ready obedience to be given to the persons forenamed and to their officers when chosen as they will be answerable and this to continue until further order.
Thomas Muligan, merchant of Ayr
November 8, 1684: [Ayr] Bonds of Caution dated at Ayr to Privy Council of Scotland.
1. William Campbell, portioner of Montgarswood, principal, Thomas Muligan, merchant in Ayr, cautioner; penalty 1000 merks.
2. Hugh Crawford, merchant in Ayr, principal; Thomas Mulliken, merchant in Ayr, cautioner; penalty 1000 merks.
Thomas Milliken, late baillie and merchant of Ayr
December 1693: [Ayr] Testament dative and inventory of the deceased Thomas Milliken, late baillie of Ayr, who died in December, 1693, and given up by Hew Crawford, late provost of Ayr, executor dative qua creditor. The defunct by contract of marriage dated January 29, 1683, disponed to Janet Crawford, his future spouse, half of his household plenishings, and on January 30, 1683, bound himself to pay Janet Crawford £20 Scots or at least on what would correspond to the annual rent on £333 6s 8d. Hew Crawford was assigned the contract of marriage and bond on May 31, 1694.
Plenishings of his house and abulziements of his body £200.
Debts owed to the defunct.
By the burgh of Ayr £83 18s 6d.
By James Peter of Irvine for house rent £8.
Debts owed by the defunct.
To Janet Campbell and Janet Hutchinson of fies £20.
Medication to the defunct on death bed £12.
Funeral charges £81 6s.
[Commissariot of Glasgow (NAS), November 1, 1695, CC9/49/128]
John Millikine, merchant of Ayr
April 2, 1696: [Ayr] List of Subscribers to the Company trading with Africa and the Indies:
Robert Moore, provost of Ayr £200
John Moore, merchant in Ayr £100
Hew Crawford, merchant in Ayr £100
Samuel Moore, merchant in Ayr £100
John Millikine, merchant in Ayr £100
[Darien Papers, National Library of Scotland]
Repository Stirling Council Archives Services
Title Extract bond for 500 merks by Thomas Bruce of Weltone in favour of John Crawford, merchant, and William Steddert, hammerman, burgesses of Sterling, masters of the Nether Hospital (regd. Stirling Burgh Court Books, 26 July 1652). With diligence, 1652-1665, on said bond and other similar bonds, 30 December 1637 and 10 May 1644, each for 500 merks, including letters of apprising, 22 November 1664, against Harry Bruce, nephew, and Mr. James Bruce, brother, heirs of said Thomas, of lands of Waltoun, sheriffdom of Linlithgow, and subjects in Stirling, and other related documents, 1666-1675
Dates 14 Jan 1651
Repository code 234
Repository National Archives of Scotland
Title Discharge by Mathew Colvill, writer in Edinburgh, to David Kennedy of Knokdaw, for 200 merks due under bond, dated 20 Dec. 1658, by said David to John Crawford, merchant, burgess of Ayr, which was assigned to said Mathew
Dates 4 Jun 1663
Can any one find further references to John and Hew Crawford, merchants in Ayr?
Could the 1651 John Crawford reference above be the father of John & Hugh Crawford and that would mean the father was also a merchant in Ayr?
Can anyone find further descendants of the siblings of John & Hugh?
More importantly can anyone link John and Hugh to the main Crawford trees in Scotland?
Any help appreciated. Thank you