XI. (Chief) Malcolm (styled Dominus de MacGregor), a person of great loyalty, strongly attached to (King) Robert de Bruce. Malcolm fought at the battle of Bannockburn, and was known by the name of “Morfhear bachdach,” or the lame lord.
The 24 Grierson Chiefs of the line, do not take into consideration, the MacGregor Chiefs of Old.
A list of recognized Grierson variations : -
Greirson, Grearson, Greerson, Greierson, Grier, Greir, Grear, Greear, Greer, Griere, Griery, Greery, McGreer, McGrier, McGreery, McGriery, O'Greer, de Grier.
It is now surmized, & has been suggested for some time that there is a link missing between Malcolm MacGregor, the lame lord, & Gilbert Grierson, 1st Lord of Lag. Some historians are now asserting that this missing link is found in the Lag charters, as Duncan, father of Gilbert Grerson, dated 1351 - I do not disagree with this assertion.
Malcolm MacGregor, 11th feu. Lord of MacGregor & his wife, Mary MacAlpine had issue, daughters unrecorded, & two sons, viz.:
-- (1st Chief of Clan Grierson) was Gilbert (MacGregor, or Gregorson) Grierson, 1st feu. Lord of Lag was baptised in 1353 ; Gilbert Grierson is recorded to have married Janet Glendinning, dau. of (Sir) Simon Glendinning of Parton & his wife, (Lady) Mary Douglas, before 1400.
-- (2) Gregor (Aulin) Grierson, his heir & daughters who are not recorded.
(1st Chief) Gilbert Grierson, 1st feu. Lord of Lag, died after 9th April, 1425, was buried at Old Dunscore Kirkyard, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. In 1400 he was granted the lands of Airde, Tyrcome, Overholm, Netherholm & Dalgarnock by charter from the 9th Earl of Dunbar, & at this time, he Englished his surname from the Gaelic: MacGregor to the Englished surname of : Grierson. On 6th December, 1408 he was granted the lands of Lag by Henry, 2nd Earl of Orkney, in exchange for an annual gift of a pair of gold spurs to be given to the Earl at Dumfries Castle, blench-firm: as feudal tenure. In 1410 he was granted the lands of Drumjoan by Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas [S., 1357/8].
-- (1st Chief) Gilbert Grierson, 1st feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Janet Glendinning had issue known, three, viz.:
-- (1) Walter Grierson, of Dalmacurane who d. after 1466,
-- (2nd Chief) Gilbert Grierson, 2nd feu. Lord of Lag, b. c1397; d. c1444 - & it was Gilbert who most likely built the Tower of Lag, as it was clearly erect, & functioning by 1444. Lag Charter No. 16, dated 24th Oct., 1472 - ISABEL KIRKPATRICK died about 13 weeks ago, mother of Vedast ('died last vest') - she then died about the 1st week of September, 1472.
-- (3) William Grierson, b. c1400; d. 1457.
(2nd Chief) Gilbert Grierson, 2nd feu. Lord of Lag, born c1397, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was the son of Gilbert Grierson, 1st feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Janet Glendinning. Gilbert Grierson (2nd feu. Lord of Lag) married Isabel KirkPatrick, daughter of (Sir) Duncan KirkPatrick on November 14th, 1412 at Old Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He died c1444 at Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. It is very likely that he built Lag Tower, now a ruin, which was erect & functioning, as a fortified Tower in 1444. ISABEL KIRKPATRICK died about the 1st week of September, 1472.
-- (2nd Chief) Gilbert Grierson, 2nd feu. Lord of Lag & his wife, Isabel KirkPatrick had issue known, five, viz.:
- (1) John Grierson,
- (2) William Grierson,
- (3) Cuthbert Grierson,
- (4) (3rd Chief) Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd feu. Lord of Lag, born c1415; died after 1475, &
- (5) Gilbert Grierson, born before 1424; died 1457.
-- (3rd Chief) Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd feu. Lord of Lag, born c1415, House of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, son of Gilbert Grierson, 2nd feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Isabel KirkPatrick.
History records that he married secondly, Margaret Glendonwyn; & firstly he married Unknown wife; Vedast Grierson, born c1415 died after 1475. In 1437 he obtained the charter for "Rocall" (Rockhall) from the Duke of Albany. History records in error, that he built Lag Tower in 1460 :
("at the Tower & FortAlice of Lag, 1444" - Lag Charters). Before 1465 he held bordlands.
In 1467 he obtained the charter for Glencain. Before 1468 he obtained the charter for Windiehill. In 1475 he obtained the charter for Drumjoan from the King, James III, of Scotland.
-- (3rd Chief) Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd feu. Lord of Lag & his 1st wife, unknown, had issue known, four, viz.:
- (1) Vedast Grierson, died after 1442,
- (2) (4th Chief) (Royalist) Roger Grierson, 4th feu. Lord of Lag, born c1439 ; [Lag charter no. 36 - dated 23rd Decr., 1488, deceased Roger Greresoun of Lag, notwithstanding that the latter died as a result of wounds received whilst fighting against the King of Sauchieburn "died last vest"] - [Lag charter 37, dated 26th Jan., 1490 - ...who said that the deceased Roger Grersoun, father of Cuthbert Grersoun died last vest & seised at the faith & peace of the King, by reason of his grace conceded to the said Cuthbert, of the 36 merkland commonly called "Betuix the Watteris" with the pertinents, viz.: DALSKAIRTHHOLME, Le PRESTS LANDS, WODHEID, MACHREVIN, REDBANK, BARQUHAR & AUCHINFRANKAUCH, & the 3 merk 10s land of LARGANGLAY with the pertinents lying in the stewartry of Kirkkcudbright & Sheriffdom of Dumfries.....by reason of the death of the said Roger, who died about a year & a half ago] - [Lag charter no. 39 - dated 30th March, 1490] - ....since the death of the said Roger, about 1 year, 8 months ago.] - The Battle of Sauchieburn was fought on June 11, 1488, at the side of Sauchie Burn, a stream about two miles south of Stirling, Scotland. The battle was fought between as many as 30,000 troops of King James III of Scotland and some 18,000 troops raised by a group of dissident Scottish nobles including Alexander Home, 1st Lord Home, nominally led by the king's 15-year-old son, Prince James, Duke of Rothesay.
- (3) Cuthbert Grierson, born after 1441; died 1513,
- (4) Gilbert Grierson, born after 1443; died 1472 ; Lag charter no. 55 - 3rd January, 1506/7 listed Annabella Grersoun, wife of Geo. Murhede, is granddau. & heir of Vedast Grersoune of Lag, & dau. & heir of Gilbert Grersoune.
(4th Chief) (Royalist) Roger Grierson, 4th feu. Lord of Lag was born c1439, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was son of Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, who is Uknown to history. Roger, 4th feu. Lord of Lag married Isabel KirkPatrick, daughter of Winfred Kirkpatrick, in 1473, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Roger, 4th feu. Lord of Lag, died before the date of July 26th, 1488, at Sauchieburn, Scotland in consequence of wounds during the Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland.
-- (4th Chief) (Royalist) Roger Grierson, 4th feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Isabel KirkPatrick had issue known, four, viz.:
-- (1) (5th Chief) (Sir) Cuthbert Grierson, 5th feu. Lord of Lag, born after 1473; died 1513 ; on 10th October, 1490 he had sasine of Lag. On 2nd May, 1505 he had sasine of Rock Hall,
-- (2) Roger Grierson, (b. a. 1474) married AGNES DOUGLAS, dau. of James Douglas, 5th of Drumlanrig, & his wife, Janet, dau. of (Sir) David Scott, of Buccleuch, ancestor of the Dukes of Buccleuch & Queensberry ; was member of Parliament at Edinburgh, in 1487 ; his son was (Sir) John Grierson of Lag, died 1566, m. Egidia Kennedy. August, 1518 Misc. Lag charter no. 18 - mentions John Grierson of Lag & Agnes Douglas, his mother. are both alive. Roger Grierson died on 9th Sept., 1513 at the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England,
-- (3) Robert Grierson, born after 1475,
-- (4) Gilbert Grierson, born after 1476.
Roger Grierson (b. a. 1474) married AGNES DOUGLAS dau. of James Douglas, 5th of Drumlanrig & his wife, Janet Scott. Roger Grierson died on 9th September, 1513 at the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.
Roger Grierson (born after 1474), & his wife, Agnes Douglas, had issue known, five, viz.:
-- (1) (6th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson, 6th feu. Lord of Lag (Laird of Lag), born c1490; died 1566 ; transcribed from the Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland, by Robert Pitcairn, Scotland. High Court of Justiciary, Scotland, pub. 1833 : --- A.D. 1532, July 27th - Burning of the Place of Lag - Theft - Oppression &c. --- GILBERT GREIR, in BARDANNACHE, PETER GREIR, & ROBERT GREIR, his brother, dilaited of art & part of the Fire-raising & Burning of the Place of Lag, under silence of night, in company of JOHN BELL, alias Jony, Andrew, his brother Rolland Bell & their accomplices, common Thieves & Traitors of England & Liddisdaill : And for the theftuous Stealing from JOHN GREIRSONE of Lag, at the same time, of a Horse & all his gudes, valued at 500 merks : & for art & part of the forethought felony & oppression done to Alexander Castellaw, & others, servants of the (Laird of Lag), & cruelly wounding them in peril of their lives.--Patrick Master of Halis, became surety for their entry to underly the law at the next Justice-aire of Drumfreise. ;
-- (2) Cuthbert Grierson, born before 1498; died May 10th, 1513, Killed with his father, at the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England, he maried Isabel of Allanton.
-- (3) Gilbert Grierson, born before 1499 - Lag charter no. 97, dated 9th August, 1545, mentions John Greirsoune of Lag & Gilbert Greirsoune, brother to the Laird of Lag,
-- (4) Janet (Jonet) Grierson, born before 1514, listed in Lag charter no. 78, with Cuthbert, Gilbert & Margaret, dated 25th Feb., 1515-16, & their mother, Lady Lag,
-- (5) Margaret Grierson, born before 1514.
Cuthbert Grierson was born before 1498. He married Isabel of Allanton. He died on 10th May, 1513 at Flodden Field, Northumberland, England, killed in action.
Cuthbert Grierson & his wife, Isabel of Allanton, had issue known, two, viz.:
- (1) Roger Grierson, who died c1564,
- (2) John Grierson.
Roger Grierson, died c1564, married Isabel of Allanton, & had issue known, one, viz.:
-- (1) (Professor of Sacred Theology) John Grierson, born c1486, House of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died in 1566, Ross, Highland, Scotland -- in Easter Ross, under the protection of Henry Sinclair, (Bishop) of Ross and President of the College of justice. He was the last Provincial of the Dominicans, Black Friars, St. Andrews', Scotland. "First should be that of John Grierson, who succeeded Adamson as Provincial in 1523 and was still in office in 1560. His length of time in office was unconstitutional, unless exceptional tenure was covered by dispensation. In any case it suggests that he was probably a compromise choice acceptable to parties who could not agree on anyone else.
(6th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson (or Greir), 6th feu. Lord of Lag was born c1490 at Dumfries-shire, Scotland, is described as Justice of the Peace in Dumfreeze-shire as : (Sir) JOHN GREIR of Lag, 1656. He was the son of Roger Grierson & his wife, Agnes Douglas.
(Sir) John Grierson married 1stly NICOLA HERRIES, daughter of Robert Herries of Mabie, in 1529. He marr. 2ndly EGIDIA (aka GILES, Gelis) KENNEDY, dau. of John Kennedy of Culzean & his wife, Jane Stewart, between the years 1529 & the 20th day of August, 1548 at Dumfries-shire, Scotland. (Sir) John Grierson died in 1566. Geilis Kennedy, Lady Lag in Lag charter 123, year 1559, alive. Lag charter no. 136, dated 1st August, 1575, instrument of sasine in favour of ROGER GREYR of Lag as heir to JOHN GREYR of Lag, in the 91/2 merkland of the 19 merkland of Bargawtoun, called Bargawtoun, LARSCHRANE, DEREMELL, CULZENANE, DONANE & GRENEFODDRANE, in the parish of Balmaghie, stewartry of KKD., following on precept from Chancery, reserving liferent to GELIS KENNEDY, relict of the said JOHN.
(6th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson, 6th feu. Lord of Lag & his wife, Nicola Herries had issue known, three, viz.:
- (1) (7th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 7th feu. Lord of Lag, born c1529; died before March 9th, 1562 - see Lag charter no. 98, dated 20th August, 1548, as William Greirsone, is son & apparent heir, in which his father, John resigns land to his wife, Gelis Kennedy -- Lag charter no. 125, dated 5th July, 1565 is precept of chancery in favour of ROGER Greirsone, as heir to William Greirsoune, his brother, for the lands of the barony of Lag, under reservation of liferent of the lands called Betwixt the Waters to GELIS KENNEDY, his mother. At Edinburgh.
- (2) Nicolas Grierson, born after 1529; died before 1552 - Lag charter no. 103, dated 13th Feb., 1548/9 is a Notorial copy of contract of marriage entered into between John Charteris of Amisfeild & (Dame) NICOLAS GREIRSONE, dau of John Greirsone of Lag, witnessed by Cuthbert Greirsone in Lag, Gilbert Greirsone his brother, Archibald Heres of Madinpaupe, Robert Charteris & John Charteris, servants to the Laird of Amisfeild, David Rechertsone & Herbert Andersone, notary,
- (3) Janet Grierson, born after 1530.
(6th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson, 6th feu. Lord of Lag & his wife, Egidia (aka Giles or Gelis) Kennedy, had at least, issue six known, viz.:
- (1) Robert Grierson,
- (2) Elizabeth Grierson,
- (3) Agnes Grierson,
- (4) (8th Chief) (Sir) Roger Grierson, 8th feu. Lord of Lag, born before 1535; died August, 1593. [Niniane Greirsoun of Dunscoir, Drumfreis, Scotland dated May 14th, 1590 [leaves To the Laird of Lag ten m[er]kis],
- (5) (Chaplain) (Sir) THOMAS GRIERSON (or Greir), born before 1549. He married Maisie Kirkhaught, daughter of John Kirkhaught of Bognie - he lived at the Estate of Dalgoner, Scotland, & died after 1628. [Niniane Greirsoun of Dunscoir, Drumfreis, Scotland dated May 14th, 1590 [leaves Item TO THOMAS GREIR of Lag xl sh.] - In Lag charter no. 104, dated 11th May, 1549, we find an Instrument of sasine 'propriis' by John Greirsone of Lag in favour of (Sir) Thomas Greirsone, (chaplain), of the 20s. land of DOYNE & 20s. land of CAMLING, in the parish of Tynron, sheriffdom of Dumfries, done at the house of Robert Gibsoune in the lands of Doyne & at the house of John Greirsone in the lands of Camling. Witnesses: John Greirsone, Robert Gibsoune, Gilbert Maknacht & Cuthbert McMannyde,
- (6) John Grierson, born before 1567.
(8th Chief) (Sir) Roger Grierson, 8th feu. Lord of Lag was born before 1535 at Cullean, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of (Sir) John Grierson, 6th feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Egidia (aka Giles) Kennedy. He married 1stly HELEN DOUGLAS, dau. of (Sir) James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig & his wife, Christian Montgomerie, on 21st April, 1566 at Drumlanrig Castle, Drumlanrig, Scotland. He marr. 2ndly MARGARET CHALMERS after 1578. He died in August, 1593 at Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Edinburgh Commissary Court Wills - CC8/8/40: 1st June 1605 - testament dative - of RODGER GREIRONE [sic] of Lag within the parish of Dunscor[e], died July 1594, given up by (Sir) William Greirsone, now of Lag, eldest lawful son to the deceased. Lag charter no. 147, dated 22nd Novr., 1592, is tack by Roger Greirsoune of Lag, with consent of MARGARET CHALMER, his spouse....At Lag. Witnesses: William Greirsone, son & apparent heir of the said, Roger.
Misc. Lag charter no. 25 - May 12th, 1585...Roger Greirsoun of Lag friends, kinsmen, tenants have been subject & held to serve & attend only upon the said Roger & his prececessors, Lairds of Lag, their chiefs, IN THE KING'S WARS, & RAIDS & in their own particular affairs & WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO CONVENE OR SERVE WITH ANY BAILIES AT THE abbey of Holywood....Roger is empowered to take service & manrent from the tenants & to defend them against all injury & violence.
(8th Chief) (Sir) Roger Grierson, 8th feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, Helen Douglas, had issue known, four, viz.:
-- (1) (9th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson (aka Grier, Greir), 9th feu. Lord of Lag, born c1567; died January 29th, 1629, fought at the Battle of Dryfe Sands, in 1593, "escaped only by the fleet-ness of his horse",
-- (2) Susanna Grierson, born c1569,
-- (3) Grisel Grierson, born c1571 - misc. Lag charter no. 27, of 3rd Novr., 1604, Discharge following on marriage contract of 20th July, 1598, between Alexander Gordoun of Kirkconnel & Grisel Greirsoun, sister of (Sir) William Greirsoun of Lag,
-- (4) AGNES Grierson (aka Grier), born c1573, listed in misc. Lag charter no. 26, dated 9th Nov., 1599, discharge following on marriage contract 1st Novem., 1599, between JOHN Makknacht of Kilquhonnedie & Agnes Greirsone, sister of William Greirsone of Lag. [Records of Edinburgh, 1601-1700 - Agnes Grier, sometime spouse to JOHN McNAUCHT of KILQUHANNATIE, par[ish] of Kilpatrick Durhame, stew. of Kirkcudbright - 27th June, 1606.] [CC8/8/42 - AGMES GREIR - testament dative - spouse to JOHN McNAUGHT of KILQUHANACIE, parish of Kirkpatrick died November 1605. Inventory given up by John McNaught as executor dative on behalf of Nicollas McNaught their only child.]
(9th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson (Grier, or Greir), 9th feu. Lord of Lag was born c1567; he is described as a Commissioner for Peace in Feb. 1610, for Dumfries-shire & the stewartry of Annandale ; married (Dame) Nicolas Maxwell, daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, & his wife, Agnes Herries, (Baroness Herries of Terregles) on marriage date of 9th May, 1593; he died the 29th day of January, 1629, in his "House of Lag" & was buried at Dunscore Kirkyard.
(9th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 9th feudal Lord of Lag, was born into a horrid time, whenever he would forced to distance himself, & his family, by shortening his Englished surname of Grierson (Gaelic = MacGregor) to Grier & Greir. It is from this time forward, that we find often, the Englished Elidation of Grierson, shortened to Grier & Greir. These were turbulent times for all men, prior to the Proscription & for many decades afterwards.
The Legally sanctioned Proscription & Persecution of Clan Gregor : 'The wicked & unhappie race of Clan Gregour, quha sa lang hes continewit in bluid, thrift, reif, & oppressioun' (vol. ix. p. xxxiv.) In 1603--the very year of James' accession to the throne of England--an Act of the Scottish Council was passed, 'proscribing the Clan utterly, & decreeing, under pain of death, the disuse of the very name Macgregor by all persons of the clan' (vol. vi. p. 558 n. & Introd. p. Iv.). "The first fruits of Proscription was the Execution of A. Macgregor of Glenstrae, the Chief of the Clan, & 11 of his principal kinsmen & retainers. (Register between the years of 1610-1613) 'a war of absolute extermination against the Macgregors, root & branch' commenced (vol. ix. p. xxxv.).
-- (9th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson (Grier, or Greir), (was the eldest lawful son of Rodger Grierson, of Lag, 8th feu. Lord of Lag), was born c. 1567; he died January 29th, 1629; the 9th feu. Lord of Lag, marriage contract is date on March 8th, 1592-3, Dumfries-shire, Scotland to (Dame) NICOLAS MAXWELL & had issue; was buried February 17th, 1629, Old Dunscore Church Cemetery, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
Lag charter no. 149 - dated 9th May, 1593. Charter by Roger Greirsoun of Lag to William Greirsoun, his son & apparent heir, & his heirs male, of the lands of the barony of Lag, reserving his liferent, in implement of contract of marriage between the said William & NICOLAS MAXWELL, dau. of Agnes, Lady Herries, dated at Terreglis, 8th March, 1592/3. At the manor of Lag. Witnesses: James Rig, Peter Turnour & Gilbert Dunynghame, notaries, James Portare, & GILBERT GREIRSOUN, the granter's servant. [Nicolas was the dau. of JOHN MAXWELL by his wife, Agnes, Lady Herries].
Transcribed from The Lag Charters, no. 171, dated 1st May, 1610 - Charter by (Sir) Wm. Greirsoun of Lag, in consideration of the "luiff & affection quhik of dewtie I beir to my lovit spouse, (Dame) NICOLACE MAXWELL, & calling to remembrance the cair & trubel taen be hir upoun my directioun in the edifeing & bigging of the place of Rockell laitlie constructit be me & in all utheris my honorabill affairis, according to the dewtie of ane loveing wyiff," granting the said (Dame) NICOLAS the mansion & mains of Rockell in liferent. At Rockell. Witnesses: Gilbert Greirsoun, called of Dalskairth, Gilbert Greirsoun, named of Bardannoch, John Greirsoun, younger, in Wodheid, Gilbert Greirsoun, tailor, servant to the said (Sir) William, & Herbert Cunynghame, notary.
Special Commission by King James VI. to the Sheriff of Dumfries, & Steward of Annandale, the Provost & Bailies of Dumfries, & Annan, the (Captain & Lieutenant of the Guard), & to (Sir) William Douglas, his eldest son, (Sir) WILLIAM GREIR [Grierson] of Lag, (Sir) John Charteris of Amisfield, & (Sir) James Murray of Cockpool, or any of them; directing them to seek for & apprehend a large number of Borderers, whose names are given (Armstrongs, Irvings, Grahams, &c.), who had risen in arms & prevented a survey of the debateable land which the King had ordered, and who having been put to the horn, paid no respect to it; dated July 16th, 1607; (Inventories (no. 466) of The Muniments of The Families of Maxwell, Herries & Nithsdale ~ In The Charter-room at Terregles. Edinburgh, [Scotland], dated 1865).
(9th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson (or Grier or Greir), 9th feu. Lord of Lag, & his wife, (Dame) NICOLAS MAXWELL had issue known, 10, viz.:
- (1) Helena Grierson, born before 1597 - Misc. Lag charter no. 28 - 2nd Novr., 1615, on contract of marriage between James Dowglas of Mowsall, eldest son of (Sir) James Dowglas of Drumlangrig, & HELEN Greirsoune, eldest dau. of (Sir) William Greirsoune of Lag. Transcribed from The Lag Charters, no. 191, dated 2nd November, 1615 - Discharge by James Douglas of Mowswall to (Sir) William Greirsoun of Lag for payments under contract of marriage between the said James & HELENA, eld. dau. of the said (Sir) William. Witnesses: Robert Cunynghame, William Haining, notary, Robert Wilsone, servant of the said (Sir) William, & Neil Moffet,
- (2) (10th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson (Grier or Greir) of Lag, born before 1598 at Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died c1654; he married Margaret Murray, daughter of (Sir) James Murray of Cockpool cMay, 1622. Misc. Lag charter no. 29, 8th-24th May, 1622 on contract of marriage between Robert Greirsoun, eldest son of (Sir) William Greirsoun of Lag, & Margaret Murray, eldest dau. of the deceased (Sir) James Murray of Cokpuill.
(Criminal Trials, July 20th, 1621, Robert Greir, younger of Lag, bearing and wearing hagbutis & pistols, for art & part in the slaughter of Thomas Coupland in Casehogill) ; he is listed as Lord of Assize, 1635 (Grier of Lag, Knight). (Transcribed from Calendar of Cases of WitchCraft in Scotland, 1510-1727, by Geo. Black, p. 48, year of 1631 - we find : Dumfries-shire, dated June 1st, 1631 - Commission to Robert Greir of Lag & others to hold courts & try JANET HERRIES in Stirlingtree ; JANET FERGUSSON in Torskechane, ISOBEL MOFFAT in Dumfries ; AGNES WEIR, & JOHN RAY there, & JANET SINCLAIR in Larbreck, suspected guilty of WitchCraft from the Register of Privy Council, 2 series, v. 3, pp. 550-551.)
Lag charter no. 200- dated 21st August, 1622 - charter by (Sir) William Greirsoun of Lag, in implement of contract entered into between himself and Robert, now (Sir) Robert Greirsoun, his son & apparent heir, on the one part, & Mr. Richard Murray of Cokpuill, for himself & on behalf of MARGARET, now (Dame) MARGARET MURRAY, eldest dau. of the deceased (Sir) James Murray of Cokpuill, his brother, on the other, dated at Quhythall & Cokpuill, 8th - 23rd of May, 1622, granting to the said (Dame) MARGARET, in liferent, the lands of ROCKELL, WODSYDE, BUCKLARHEILL, MYLNHOLMIS, & BRUNTISFEILD, in the stewartry of Annandale, & the L8 lands of COLYN, in the barony of Lag, by annexation, sheriffdom of Dumfries, reserving to the granter the principal tower of the manor place of Rockell within the "irnezett" (ferream januam) for his lifetime. At Dumfries. Witnesses: Robert Neilsoun, servant of the said (Sir) Wiliam, William Hanying, commissary clerk of Dumfries, Robert Phillope & John Thomsone, notaries,
- (3) SARA GRIERSON, born before 1598, (Lady) Craigdarroch, married William Fergusson, son of Robert Fergusson and Jean Cunningham. A contract for the marriage of William Fergusson and Sara Grierson was signed on 9th May 1621. William Fergusson lived at Craigdarroch, Scotland. Sara Grierson was styled (Lady Craigdarroch). Transcribed from The Lag Charters, no. 197 - dated 9th May, 1621 : - Contract of marriage between William Fergussoun of Craigdarroch son of the deceased Robert Fergussoun of Craigdarroch, & Katherine Cunynghame, & SARA, dau. of (Sir) William Greirsoun of Lag. At Rokkell. Witnesses: Mr. JOHN GREIRSOUN, son fo the said (Sir) William, Mr. Adam KAE, minister at Halywod, JOHN Greirsoun & Robert Phillope, notaries, & John Thomsoun, servant to the said Robert Phillope,
- (4) Agnes Grierson, born before 1599, d. 3rd February, 1664,
- (5) Alexander Grierson, born before 1608, died 1655, (he is a minor in 1629 - age of majority is 21) ; he is mentioned in Lag charter no. 209, dated 12th May, 1629, as brother of (Sir) Robert Grierson,
- (6) William Grierson, born before 1608, (he is a minor in 1629 - age of majority is 21) - Dumfries-shire Sasines Index - William Grierson, brother of (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag - 10[th] May 1630.
- (7) John Grierson, born before 1608, died before 1638, (he is a minor in 1629 - age of majority is 21) - In 1614, (Sir) William received the lands of CAPENOCH, forfeited by the attainder of JOHN, (Lord) Maxwell & these lands he granted to JOHN, his 2nd son, at whose death they passed to John's brother, JAMES, & finally descended to James's great-granddaughter, SUSANNA, who married (Sir) Thomas Kirkpatrick, Baronet of Closeburn & thus took back the lands of the Kirkpatrick family,
- (8) (Sir) James Grierson, born before 1608, died 1666, (he is a minor in 1629 - age of majority is 21),
- (9) Isabel Grierson, born c1604,
- (10) Lancelot Grierson, born after 1604, died before 10th June, 1656. He is mentioned in Lag charter no. 211, dated 20th May, 1629, brother of (Sir) Robert Grierson & again in Lag charter no. 212, dated 8th August, 1629,
(10th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag, (he is son of the 9th feu. Lord of Lag) born before 1598 ; died c1654 & his wife, MARGARET MURRAY, had issue known, 12, viz.:
-- (1) (11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson of Lag, (he is son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, born before 1598) born c1623; died 26th February, 1658, at about the age of 35 years. He married 2ndly ISABEL BOYD, dau. of Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd, of Kilmarnock & his wife, (Lady) Christian Hamilton. (Sir) JOHN Grierson married by contract 1stly JANE FLEMING, dau. of John Fleming on marriage contract date 19th October, 1641.
(11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson of Lag, (born c1623) & his 1st wife, (Lady) Jane Fleming had issue, viz.:
(11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson of Lag was the son of the (10th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag & his 1st wife, MARGARET MURRAY. He married, 2ndly ISABEL BOYD, dau. of Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock, & his wife, (Lady) Christian Hamilton. He married by contract, firstly, Jane Fleming, dau. of John Fleming, on 19th October, 1641. He died on 26th February, 1658. He was also reported to have died in March, & in April 1658. His will was probated on 7th December, 1658. Dumfries-shire Sasines Index - JEAN FLEMYING, spouse of (Sir) John Grierson, son of (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag - 8th January, 1644.
-- (11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson (or Greir) of Lag, Knight (b. c1623 ; died 26th February, 1658), & his 1st wife, (Lady) JANE FLEMING had issue, viz.:
-- (1) MARGARET GRIERSON (aka Greir), married (Colonel) (Sir) James CarMichael of Bonnytoun. He had a charter of Mosmyning & other lands on 1st March, 1650 ; in Army of King Charles the Battle of Dunbar, 3rd September, 1650, was apointed in 1661, a Commissioner of Excise, in 1678, a Commissioner of Supply for Lanark.
Margaret Grierson (aka Greir) & her husband, (Colonel) (Sir) James CarMichael of Bonnytoun, had issue known, two, viz.:
- (1) (Sir) James CarMichael, who was served heir to his mother, Margaret Greir, dau. of (Sir) JOHN Greir, of Lag, Knight, & her sister, JEAN, July 27th, 1665, & is described as "filius natu maximus" of (Sir) James of Bonnytoun ; he was dead before 4th Nov., 1681.
- (2) (Sir) John CarMichael, , served heir to his father on 4 & 5th Nov., 1681. He was a Commissioner of Supply for 1685, 1689. He married on 15th May, 1684, HENRIETTA, 6th dau. of James, Earl of Annandale & Hartfell, & had issue on son, viz.:
... (1) (Sir) James CarMichael, a Commissioner for the militia. He died July, 1727, having maried (contract 7 Jan., 1715), MARGARET, dau. & heiress of Wm. Baillie of Lamingtoun & by her, who died on 14th Sept., 1739, aged 63, had issue, viz.:
... (1) (Sir) Wm. CarMichael, who died without issue, 1738, was succeeded by his sister,
... (2) Henrietta CarMichael, served heir to her brother, (Sir) Wm. CarMichael on 23rd April, 1742, married to ROBERT Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session on 17th October, 1741 & died 14th May, 1755.
-- (11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson (or Greir) of Lag, Knight (b. c1623 ; died 26th February, 1658), & his 1st wife, (Lady) Jane Fleming had issue, viz.:
- (2) Jean Grierson (aka Greir), died July 7th, 1664,
- (3) Agnes Grierson, (bairn lawful), (Hist. of the burgh of DFS., by Wm. M'Dowall, p. 244 - Stephen Laurie, now a man of many acres, took the designation of Maxwelton, leaving at his death, the lands & titles to his eldest son, JOHN, married in 1630 to AGNES, daughter of (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag.)
- (4) Issobell Grierson, (bairn lawful),
- (5) Nicolas Grierson, (bairn lawful).
DUMFRIES COURT COMMISSARY WILLS - CC5/6/3: 7[th] December 1658 - Sir JOHNE GREIRSONE of Lag, Knight. Testament Dative - died March 1658. Executor dative - William Greirsone of Barquhar, tutor of Lag on hehalf of NICOLAS, AGNES, and ISSOBELL GREIRSONES, bairns lawful.
(11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson of Lag (b. c1623 ; died 26th Feb., 1658) married 2ndly ISABEL (BOYD) Sinclair, who married firstly to JOHN Sinclair of Stevenston, & secondly to JOHN GRIERSON, Friar of Lag, whose wife she was in 1647, when she was served heir of her sister Helen.
(11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson, Friar of Lag, & his 2nd wife, (Lady) Isabel (nee Boyd) Sinclair, had issue known, two, viz.:
-- (1) (12th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, born 1648; died March 17th, 1666, Bath, Somerset, England at the age of 18 (which then passes to Robert Grierson of Lag, his first cousin, who was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1685), son of his father's younger brother, William Grierson, of Barquhar,
-- (2) Nicola Grierson, born c1650.
(10th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag, (b. before 1598 ; died c1654 & his wife, (Dame) MARGARET MURRAY, had issue known, 12, viz.:
- (2) Robert Grierson,
- (3) Elizabeth Grierson - misc. Lag charter no. 37, dated 20th November, 1645 on Discharge following on the marriage contract, dated from 28th through 29th March, 1645, between Robert Maxwell of Tinwald & Elizabeth Griersone, dau. of (Sir) Robert Greirsone of Lag,
- (4) Agnes Grierson,
- (5) Helen Grierson,
- (6) Margaret Grierson,
- (7) Jean Grierson,
- (8) Nicholas Grierson - misc. Lag charter no. 35, dated 23rd January, 1643 of Discharge following the marriage contract dated the 22nd September, 1642, between (Sir) James Stewart, son of Alexander, Earl of Galloway, & NICOLAS GREIRSONE, dau. of (Sir) Robert Greirsone of Lag,
- (9) Nicola Grierson,
- (10) (Sir) Rodger Grierson, born c1624, died between 1690- died 7th February, 1693 - he married to [HELEN DOUGLAS, relict of ROGER [GRIERSON] brother of (Sir) JOHN GRIERSON of Lag - 7[th] February 1693.] -- Lag charter no. 251 - dated 3rd October, 1659 - Bond by William Greirsone of BARQUHAR to William Hunter, Wrighter ot the Signet, for L229 3s. 4d. At Rokhill [Rockhall]. Witnesses: Roger Greirsone, brother to said William, - JOHN Martely, writer in Edinburgh, & James Gibsoune, writer.
- (11) William Grierson (2nd son), Laird of Barquhar, born c1626, died after 6th December, 1665, (father of the Persecutor), after William's death, his widow, Margaret Douglas remarried to JOHN GRIERSON of Dalskairth,
- (12) James Grierson of Larglanglie, born c1630, d. March, 1671 - ancestor of Chilvers-Griersons & Hamilton-Griersons. James Grierson of Larglangley, (Sir) Robert's 3rd son, married MARGARET, dau. of JOHN CORSANE of MEIKLEKNOX. He was the ancestor to the Griersons of Larbreck & of those of Dalgoner, & Baldonnell, county Dublin, Ireland.
"This inquisition....in the Tolbuith of Edinburgh, 11th February, 1659, before JOHN HOWIE & HARIE QUYET, twa of the 4 [four] ordinar maseris [macers] of the Heich Court of ( ) Shireffs of Dumfries & Galloway, commissioners for the administration of justice to the people of Scotland.... for service of ROBERT GRIERSON now of Lag, air of (Sir) JOHN GRIERSON of Lag, (Knight).... by [a jury among whom are ROBERT, erle of Nithsdaill, JAMES, erle of Hairtfell, JOHN, Lord Fleming, WILLIAM MAXWELL of Menrezit, [now Monreith], quha [who] being sworn, said that (Sir) J[OHN] G[RIERSON], father to the said R[OBERT] G[RIERSON], died 26th February, 1658" [he is the 11th Chief of Clan Grierson] - [The Lag Retour - dated Saturday, September 10th, 1910, Page 11, Column F.: - Glasgow Herald].
A contract of marriage was entered into at Mouswald on 26th June, 1654 between William Grierson, [Laird] of Barrowharr (Barquhar), younger brother of (11th Chief) (Sir) John Grierson of Lag (b. c1623 ; died 26th February, 1658), Knight, & MARGARET DOUGLAS, born 1633 (eldest daughter) of James Douglas of Mouswald. (Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ September, 1675 ~ Tack ~ William Grierson, of Barrwhar, Tutor of Lag, to James Watson, of Collin ~ 26th October, 1658.) William Grierson, Laird of Barquhar in Kirkcudbright, born c1626; died after 6th December, 1665.
William Grierson, Laird of Barquhar in Kirkcudbright, & his wife, MARGARET DOUGLAS had issue known, three, viz.:
- (A) Lancelot Grierson, 2nd Son, born c1659,
- (B) Margaret Grierson, only daughter known, born c1661,
[Margaret Grierson, sister of Robert Grierson of Lag and spouse of Archibald STEWART of SHAMBELLIE - 8[th] September 1677],
-- (C) (13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, "Auld Lag", (1st or eldest surviving son of William, Laird of Barquhar), 1st Baronet of Lag, born 1657; died 29th December, 1733; married Henrietta Douglas, sister germain of William Douglas, the Earl of Queensberry.
Transcribed from the Project ebook of Claverhouse by Mowbray Morris, (1887), pp. 21/2 -- (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag was regarded in his own district with an energy of hatred to which even the terror inspired by Claverhouse gave place, & which has survived to a time within the memory of men still living...(as in the traditional style of the day he was more commonly called) in Scott's own lifetime: the fatal horse-shoe, the birth-mark of all the Redgauntlet line, was believed to be conspicuous on the foreheads of every "true Grierson" in moments of anger.
His father, William Greirson, September 22nd, 1693 - CC5/6/7, of BARRWHARR, brother-german to umquhile, (Sir) JOHN GREIRSON of LAGG - [Father of (Sir) Robert GRIERSON of Lag, "Auld Lag".] - (Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds, Warrants ~ SC15/58/5 ~ October, 1734 - Assignation ~ (Sir) William Grierson, of Lag to (Lady) Henrietta Douglas ~ this involves the use of the liferent lands - marriage contract made between her & (William's father), (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag dated 21st September, 1676 ~ she is described as sister germain of William Douglas, Earl of Queensberry.)
(Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag was served heir on 9th April, 1669. (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet of Lag, was born in the year 1657 ; he died on the 29th day of December, 1733, was buried on the 31st day of December, 1733 in Dunscore Churchyard.
He married (Lady) Henrietta Douglas (styled Lady Lagg) who is reported to have died at the TurnPike House in 1736 with other dates of death ; it is said that "her portrait might be found at Drumlanrig?" (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet of Lag was the son of William Grierson, born c1626; who died after 6th December, 1665, of the farm & Laird of Barquhar, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, & his wife, Margaret Douglas, born c1633, the daughter of (Sir) James Douglas, of Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland. William Grierson Laird of Barquhar, was the older brother of James Grierson, born c1630, of Larglanglie, thus the connection to Larbreck.
(The National Archives of Scotland - Records of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland - Papers of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Main Series: Country Code Great Britain ~ Rep. code 234 ~ Repository National Archives of Scotland ~ Ref. no. CH1/2/5/2 ~ Title Church Papers ~ dated 1700-1705 - no. 118, extract sentence of the Greater Excommunication pronounced against (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, dated 4th July, 1704 (1705).''
(Lady) Henrietta Douglas, born c1660; died 1736; marriage contract was made between her & Robert Grierson of Lag, dated the 21st day of September, 1676 - they were married about October, 1676. Robert Grierson was then 19 years of age, she must have been very young - she is described as sister germain of William Douglas, Earl of Queensberry.)
-- (13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six legitimate children known, [& at the very least, two illegitimate children for Robert], viz.:
--  (14th Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 2nd Baronet of Lag, (1st son) born c1677, Rockall [sic], Annary, Scotland. (Sir) William Grierson died in 1760, d.s.p.; having married to (Dame) Anne Musgrave, born July 4th, 1676, Washington, Durham County, England, was christened on July 4th, 1676, Washington, Durham County, England; marriage date was September 1st, 1720 in Aspartria, Cumberland, England. She was the (3rd) daughter of (Sir) Richard Musgrave, 2nd Baronet, of Hayton & Dorothy James. She died "At Rockhall, December 17th, 1749" (Scots' Magazine). He was captured & taken prisoner with his younger brother, Gilbert, at the 1st Jacobite Rebellion (The London Gazette, November 26th, 1715).] Dumfries Court Commissary Wills - 28[th] January 1761 - William Grierson of Lagg (sic) - testament testamentar - he is the eldest son of the deceased Sir Robert Grierson of Lagg (sic) - died 1760 - his sole executor is Robert Cutler, merchant in Dumfries - there are [five] 5 pages of his possessions, furniture, etc. - 19[th] February 1765 - this merely confirms the above. (Sir) William Grierson, left at least two (2) illigitimate children that I know of, by two different women.
The illigitimate children of William Grierson (aka Grier) of Lag, & Margaret Rankin, & 'a wench.'
...(A) unknown child with Margaret Rankin, b. c1714,
...(B) unknown child by "a wench" c18th July, 1717 - ['the wench' is probably a prostitute, un-named here' - (Sir) William was released from Newgate Prison on the 18th of July, 1717, only to be immediately taken up by the officers of St. Andrew's, Holborn 'to give security' for getting a wench with child, while in prison.' (source - The House of Commons, 1690-1715, by David Hayton).
One of William Grierson's brothers trained as a lawyer [Gilbert], while another attended for 2 years, the Scots' College at Douai, France [James]. William Grierson dictated letters because "he was no hand with the pen." William Grierson was an Episcopalian & a Jacobite sympathizer.
In 1713, (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet turned over the family estates in return for a life rent, with a provision that property might still be sold to pay off debts. William Grierson's marriage which had taken place on September 1st, 1720, (His marriage contract with Anne Musgrave is dated 8-12 August, 1720) was apparently influenced by financial considerations.
Although his wife brought a 'good fortune' she was already in her mid-forties and unable to provide him with any children to inherit the estate. The tendancy of the family to fight shy of any overt connexion with the Jacobite cause had been signalled many years earlier by his brother, John Grierson, who expressed concern that any agitation on his part to alleviate the sufferings of the exiles in Holland might bring 'reproach upon the family.'
Willliam Grierson died in 1760, succeeded by his nephew, Robert Grierson, to baronetcy, but not the estates, who had previously been removed from the series of heirs after a dispute with (Sir) William Grierson & the elder (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet. (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 2nd Baronet of Lag''', died without legitimate heir, (d. 1760), s.p., was captured with his younger brother, Gilbert at the 1st Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 (The London Gazette ~ Whitehall, November 28th, 1715 ~ A List of the Prisoners taken at Preston.)
(13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet, (Laird of Lag) & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued through seven & eight, counting 2 illigetimate children for Robert known).
--  James Grierson, of Capenoch, born c1679, (2nd Son), (he died April, 1721 according to his Will, on file) & who married ELIZABETH FERGUSON before 1705. (In 1886, Lt.-Col. Alex. Fergusson states there is a tombstone of James Grierson of Capenoch, perhaps the son of "Auld Lag" but, none to mark his grave (Auld Lag's grave). This stone must now be gone (2009), so it is now believed that James Grierson, 2nd son was buried in the burial plot, rather large as it is, with his father, Sir Robert, 1st Baronet, at Dunscore Kirkyard ; I would assume that his wife, is buried with him. In 1715 JAMES GRIERSON was involved in the 1715 Jacobite Uprising, & was imprisoned for "counterfeiting the coin & for forgeing stamps on paper (source of connection to the estate of Capenoch, dated July 6th, 1704, Edinburgh Parliamentary Register for Saturday, August 5th, 1704, Legislation). It was James, according to (Col.) Alex. Fergusson that spent two years (1698-1700) at Scots' College in Douay (Douai). [The Presbytery of Lochmaben reported in 1705 "James Grierson their 2nd son now living with his wife at Laghall [aka LAG] in Troqueer parish beside Dumfries have been suspect of having apostatized from the Protestant to the Popish religion severall years ago. His Lady [Elizabeth] Ferguson daughter to Isle Ferguson is a Protestant ; [but surmise that he meant (Ferguson of Isle)."
-- Grierson James 05/02/1729 second son to Sir Robert
-- Grierson, of Lagg [Lag] Testament Dative and Inventory
-- Edinburgh Commissary Court CC8/8/92.
James Grierson or Greir (d. April, 1721), according to his Will, married Elizabeth Ferguson, & had issue known, five, viz.:
--- (A) (15th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 3rd BARONET of Lag''', born c1700 ; died in 1764, (d.s.p.) - "Their son, ROBERT GRIERSON, already mentioned, in some way incurred the displeasure of old Lag & of William his uncle.....He was expressly cut off from succeeding to the family estates. This was done by a 4th deed which Lag executed a few days before his death, namely on the 20th December, 1733. In it (Sir) Robert's name is removed from the series of heirs. It was to no avail that on his uncle's death, he 'took out breaves' and had himself served heir to the estates ; but he could not be excluded from succession to the family title, and he became 3rd Baronet of Lag in 1760, on William's death. So far as I am aware, no mention of him is made in the ordinary books of the Baronetcy," (Alexander Fergusson's Laird of Lag, 1886)
--- (B) Alexander Grierson (died young), son of James, son of Sir Robert, born before 1708, gen. registers of sasines,
--- (C) Henrietta Grierson, born before 1715 gen. regis. of sasines, & married James Fergusson, of Dumfries, Scotland -- Col. Alex. Fergusson states that James Fergusson was a Surgeon in Dumfries.],
--- (D) James Grierson, son of James, son of Sir Robert, born before 1716, gen. registers of sasines.
-- (13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued) -
--  (16th Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson (4th son), (Lawyer) born c1692; 4th Baronet, died on 7th February, 1766. He was served Heir to his brother, William Grierson (2nd Baronet) on 24th November, 1760. He was a student at the Grammar School in Penpont Parish in 1705 (would have been admitted by age 12 through age 15, I believe). Elizabeth Maitland was the daughter of (Colonel) Robert Maitland and Elizabeth Bell. She married (Sir) Gilbert Grierson of Lag, 4th Baronet, on marriage date 25th November, 1737 at Dalkeith, Mid-lothian, Scotland. She died on 8th April 1788 at Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Gilbert was captured with his older brother, William at the 1st Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 (The London Gazette ~ Whitehall, Nov. 28th, 1715 ~ A List of the Prisoners taken at Preston.). - Edinburgh Commissary Deeds ~ CC8/17/32 ~ 17th August, 1738 ~ Submission & Decreet Arbitral ~ Carlyle & Grierson. Dated 28th August 1737 ~ Between Mr. William Carlyle, (Minister) of the Gospel at Prestonpans as factor for Katherine Carlyle, daughter of the deceased Lodovick Carlyle in Blackalches in Annandale his sister (letter of factory dated 16th April, 1732) on the one part & Mr. Gilbert Grierson, son to (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Baronet, Chamberlain to the Duke of Buccleugh as executor to his brother, John Grierson on the other part. The two arbiters ~ writers in Edinburgh decide that Katherine Carlyle is due £20 of yearly annuity by representatives of John Grierson who by his Testament Destination left this to her (Obviously, Gilbert Grierson had been remiss in not paying this to her). FASTI contains a reference to William Carlyle but not to his family ~ sister, etc.)'' Gilbert Grierson, 4th Baronet also appears to have been acting as the Chamberlain of Dalkeith as well.
(13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued)
--  John Grierson, (3rd son) of Dalgoner, born c1685; died 16th March, 1730, "sometime apothecary in Carlisle". John Grierson or Grier, "sometime apothecary in Carlisle", (died 16th March, 1730, (Fergusson's Laird of Lag), of the Estate of Dalgoner. ''(The London Gazette, issue 5,319 ~ dated 9th April, 1715, p. 2 of 2 ~ Whitehall, April 11th, 1715 ~ Whereas there has been information given, That John Greirson, sometime an Apothecary in Carlisle, & third Son of (Sir) Robert Greirson of Lag, has been concerned with his Brother, James Grierson, & others, who are now in custody at Edinburgh, Scotland, for counterfeiting the Coin & for forgeing Stamps on Paper, & vending the same: Notice is hereby given that in order to have the said Forgeries throughly detested, His Majesty is graciously pleas'd to Promise a Reward of ["50.00] Fifty Pounds Sterling, to be paid by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to such Person or Persons, as shall Apprehend & Secure, or cause to be Apprehended & Secured the abovesaid John Greirson, so as that he may be brought to Answer the said Crimes laid to his charge. MONTROSE.)''
(13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued)
--  Henrietta Grierson, (only daughter), born c1688, of Maxwellton, wife of (Sir) Walter Laurie, 3rd Baronet of Maxwellton (born 1684-1731), married 2ndly to (Dame) Henrietta Grierson, only daughter of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag & (Lady) Henrietta DOUGLAS - marriage contract dated 1[st] April 1715. Misc. Lag charter no. 41, dated 3rd April, 1715, Certificate by the minister of Mouswald that HENRIETTA GRIERSON, dau. of (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag is unmarried & may lawfully be allowed proclamation by banns in order to marry (Sir) Walter Laurie of Maxwelltoun. (Sir) Walter Laurie, who married 1stly in April, 1708, (Dame) Jean Nisbet, daughter of (Sir) Patrick Nisbet of Dean, and by whom he had a daughter, Agnes, and a son, Robert.
Henrietta Grierson, & her husband (Sir) Walter Laurie, 3rd Baronet of Maxwellton & had at least, issue one, viz.:
...(A) William Laurie, ''(Dumfries Sasines, dated 3rd November, 1726),''
(13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson & his wife, (Lady) Henrietta Douglas, had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued)
--  an unnamed child, who died an infant on about September 26th, 1691, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
(Midlothian (Edinburgh), Scotland: Parish & Probate Record ~ Register of Interments, Greyfriars, 1658-1700 - List of Burials excerpted from Register in possession of the Registrar of the Canongate. Register of Testaments. Third Section, 1701-1800). (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag (aka Grier, Greair, Greier, Greir, Grieir, Grierson, Grir, Grire) a child; Henderson Tomb; a trof dated September 28th, 1691).'
--  (Surgeon - Carlisle) HOMER GRIERSON, born c1687, (illigitimate, not the son of (Lady) Henrietta Douglas. HOMER GRIERSON died after 1707. January 1701 - Discharge - HOMER GRIERSON, chirurgeon in Dumfries to John Grierson, his brother - 16 January 1701. February, 1708 - Bond - HOMER GRIERSON, chirurgeon Dumfries to John Grierson, apothecary in Carlisle - 15 July 1707. Homer Grierson was married to Margaret LittleJohn.
--  Sara Grierson, born c1690, Scotland (illigitimate child) - 1707 - CC22/3/1 - WIGTOWN COMMISSARY WARRANTS: Testament dative - of SARA GRIERSON, spouse of (the Reverend) Mr. THOMAS ELDER, (Minister) of Whithorn. No date of Death. - given up by MR. HOMER GRIERSONE ‘chirurgeon appothicary’ (sic) in Dumfries, her brother. ‘She had 2,000 merks as her patrimony qlk by disolutione of her marriage within a year and day, without a living child, did return to the said SARA, her next of kin.’
Her will reference: Griersone Sara 21/05/1707 spouse of Mr. Thomas Elder, minister of Whithorn Testament Dative and Inventory Wigtown Commissary Court CC22/3/1A.
We continue with the 4th & 5th Baronets of Lag - (continued) -
A curious entry, makes me realize that the 3rd Baronet died before 1765, whenever, little being known of him, is recorded to have died in 1765, but apparently he died about 1764, taken from the Records of the Duke of Buccleuch - [ 652 ] GD224/452/5 Sir Gilbert Grierson's accounts, crop 1764. The duke's duplicate 1764.
-- (13th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet of Lag (b. 1657 ; d. 29th Dec. 1733) & his wife, (Lady) HENRIETTA DOUGLAS, Lady Lagg (b. c 1660 ; d. c. 1736) had at least, issue six, viz.: (continued) - [Sir Robert, 1st Bart., had illigetimate children] -
--  (16th Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson, 4th Baronet, (a Lawyer) born c1690/93 ; died on 7th February, 1766, at Dalkeith, (Scots' Magazine) Mid-lothian, Scotland. He was Chamberlain to the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch, c1722-1765. "Mr Gilbert Grierson, Chamberlain to the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch of his intromissions with arrears due by tenants of lordship of Dalkeith and barony of East Park alias Smeaton", (National Archives of Scotland). He was a student at the Grammar School in Penpont Parish in 1705 (would have been admitted by age 12). Transcribed from the Service of Heirs, (taken from the Mitchell Library Complex, 2nd Floor Archives on 15th Oct., 2007) :
(17th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag [5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall], to his father, (Sir) Gilbert Grierson of Lag, who died -- February, 1766 -- Heir of Tallie & Provision Special, in Rockhall, including WOODSIDE, MILNHOLMES, BUCKLERHOLES, etc., & in COLLIN, etc., --Dumfries-shire -- 16th April, 1766 ; date of recording: 1766, May 1st....
-- (16th Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson, 4th Baronet of Lag - married 25th November, 1737, at Dalkeith, Mid-lothian, Scotland to Elizabeth Maitland, dau. of Richard Maitland & his wife, Elizabeth Bell (or was Eliz. the dau. of Margaret Allan). Both (Sir) Gilbert, & his wife, Elizabeth were buried at Mouswald Parish Kirkyard.
The 2nd, & 4th Baronets were the children of the 1st Baronet, (Sir) Robert, born 1657, known as "Auld Lag". The 3rd Baronet was the son of James Grierson, 2nd son of the 1st Baronet, but James Grierson died d.s.p in April, 1721, & his Will: "James Grierson, February 5th, 1729 - CC8/8/92 - 2nd Son of/to (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lagg (Testament Dative & Inventory)". (Genealogical & Heraldic History of the Peerage & Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage, by Sir Bernard Burke, 66th Edition, pp. 906, 907, & 908, (1912).
-- (16th Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson, 4th Baronet of Lag, & his wife, Elizabeth Maitland had at least, issue seven, with one adoption, viz.:
-- (1) (17th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet, born 1733 ; died 8th August, 1839 ; m. MARGARET DALZELL, born January 31st, 1757 (Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, p. 503) ; Margaret Dalzell died "At Rockhall, July 24th, 1819" (Scots' Mag.),
...(2) Mr. Charles Grierson, Senior, who died on May 22nd, 1827 - At Rock Hall - only surviving brother of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lagg, Baronet. (Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine, no. 128, vol. 22, p. 265, year July, 1827), d.s.p.,
...(3) Richard Grierson, born after 1740 (?) ; died before 1827, unmarried, nothing further,
...(4) Anne Grierson, (1st daughter), married S. Stewart,
...(5) ("The Elect Lady") (Miss) Margaret Elizabeth Grierson, (2nd daughter) born 1739, Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, Scotland ; died Sunday, January 3rd, 1803, Westminster, England [Westminster is an area of Central London, within the City of Westminster] ; married the (Reverend - Anglican Minister) Erasmus Middleton, B.D., born 1739 ; died April 26th, 1805, aged 65, in Turvey, a small English village, situated in Bedfordshire, England. It is about six miles west of Bedford on the River Great Ouse] Erasmus was the son of Erasmus Middleton (an upholsterer of the town) & his wife, Ann Wilson ; with issue two daughters, viz.: (a) Elizabeth Middleton, (b) Margaret Ann Middleton.
...(6) Jane (Jean) Henrietta Grierson, (3rd daughter), married Hugh Maxwell, of DalSwinton, (son of Hugh Maxwell, 3rd of DalSwinton, (1721-1765) m. April 30th, 1727, Jane Douglas, of Kellhead.) DalSwinton was located in the Parish of Kirkmahoe, Nithsdale. Jane Henrietta Grierson was married on 26th July, 1761, at Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Jane Henrietta Grierson, & Hugh Maxwell had issue five, 4 daughters & a son, viz.:
...(a) Hugh Maxwell, who d.s.p., January 15th, 1846,
...(b) Edinburgh magazine; or, Literary miscellany, page 96, published year of 1821 - DEATHS - December 10th, 1821 - At Dumfries, Miss Helen Maxwell, daughter of the deceased Hugh Maxwell, Esquire, late of DalSwinton.
...(c) a daughter,
...(d) a daughter, &
...(e) Harriet Maxwell, married John Symons, M.D., of Dumfries, Scotland - transcribed from Blackwood's Edinburgh Mag., p. 505, yr. 1819 - June 7th, 1819 - At Dumfries, JOHN SYMONS, M.D., to Harriet, youngest dau. of the late HUGH MAXWELL, Esquire -- transcribed from the British Medical Journal, p. 109 - Deaths - Symons. On January 12th, 1864, at St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, HARRIET, widow of the late JOHN SYMONS, M.D., Dumfries, Scotland.
...(7) "Henry Pelham" (Grierson or Maitland), "baptised Old Musselburgh Episcopal, dated September 24th, 1755, son of Mr. Gilbert Grierson, of Dalkeith".
-- (17th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag, lived an unusually long life, dying (at Rockhall-House on the morning of) 8th August, 1839, aged 106 (The Times: London, Middlesex, England), was buried at Mouswald Parish Church Cemetery (M.I., Grierson Burial Chamber, Mouswald - located in the Mitchell Library Complex, 3rd floor reading room, Glasgow, Scotland).
A (Post-Nuptual Contract) for the marriage between (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag, 5th Baronet & Margaret Dalzell was signed on the 18th October, 1777 at Dumfries-shire, Scotland, but recorded 17th March, 1783. He was buried on th 15th of August, 1839 at Mouswald Churchyard, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland in the Grierson Mausoleum. His will was probated in July, 1842. MARGARET DALZIEL (DALZELL), born January 31st, 1757.
(17th Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag, 5th Baronet was commissioned with the rank of Ensign, in the service of the 6th Foot. He gained the rank of Lieutenant on the 10th October, 1761 in the service of the 11th Foot. He retired from military service in the year 1763. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Grierson, of Lag, co. Dumfries [N.S., 1685] on 7th February, 1766, upon the death of his father, (Sir) Gilbert Grierson.
"Sir Robert Grierson, Bart., August 8th, . At Rockhall, Dumfries-shire, Sir Robert Grierson, the fourth [sic] Baronet, of Lag, co. Dumfries (1685); a Lieutenant on half pay of the 11th foot."
"The age of this truly venerable and remarkable man has long been variously computed ; parish registers were badly kept a century ago and, fond as ancients usually are of reverting to the days of other years, the deceased was so modestly peculiar in this and some other matters, that he shunned rather than obtruded the subject. At the death of his near relative and intimate friend, the late Marquis of Queensberry, he remarked to the family surgeon, "He was an old man, sir;" and, when the doctor demurred to his opinion, added, "he was the same age as my eldest son" (now Sir Alexander Grierson), without making any nearer allusion to his own partriarchal standing."
"In 1807, that is thirty-two years ago, his name headed the freeholders of Dumfriesshire, a circumstance in itself very remarkable, and which in the opinion of the sheriff clerk of the county is altogether unprecedented. That he was above a hundred may be considered certain, and popular opinion is obstinate in asserting that he had entered his 106th year. Although very temperate himself, he dispensed a generous hospitality, was fond of excercise in the open air, excelled in all sporting and athletic arts, and perhaps trod the moors consecutively for a longer period than any other man of rank and fortune that ever existed. His constitution was remarkably sound and vigorous; to sickness he was a stranger; never was confined to bed a single day, and only a few hours preceding his death talked of taking [begin page 423] his usual carriage drive.
Singularly gifted in regard to health, he appeared equally exempt from the pangs of dissolution, "dropping like a pear grown fully ripe," and slept rather than struggled away. His contemporaries in "life's morning march" had all gone down to the grave before him ; and hundreds who had emigrated to all parts of the world were astonished on their return--some at the distance of an ordinary life time--to find Sir Robert Grierson not merely alive, but mentally and bodily firm and erect, as one who had discovered the elixir vitae.
In 1766 the deceased entered to the entailed estate of Rockhall, on the demise of his father, Sir Gilbert, a younger son of the well-known Grierson of Lag, (the first Baronet who married Lady Henrietta Douglas, daughter of James second Earl of Queensberry). Previous to this event he had become a soldier, served a year as ensign in the 6th, or Blackcuffs, and five years in the 11th. His commission in the latter regiment is dated 10th October, 1761, and he actually drew half-pay for the extraordinary period of 76 years. Part of his military life was spent abroad, and he was present at Gibraltar when a feu de joie was fired in honour of the birth of George IV. With other parts of the continent of Europe he was also acquainted, and the writer of this imperfect sketch once heard him talk of ascending Mount Vesuvius, the apex of which he described as so steep that the guides found it necessary to go a little way before, and assist strangers up by means of ropes."
"During the troubles of 1794, government resolving to name lords-lieutenant of counties, and raise over the country fencible regiments, William, the last Duke of Queensberry, as Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries-shire, enrolled a cavalry corps, the command of which was offered to Sir Robert Grierson ; and although he declined that honour, he accepted the office of senior captain. Volunteer corps came next into fashion, and the deceased again evinced his zeal for the public service by recruiting and excellent company from the ranks of his own tenants and neighbours, in Mousewald [sic] and Torthorwald ; and when these merged into local militia, he accepted the rank of major, an office he held until the force was disembodied. He was thus much of a military man drew half pay, as has been stated, for more than twice the average term of human life, and was the oldest officer in the service a good many years previous to his death."
"In other respects he mingled little in public business, took no prominnent share in politics, avoided revelry and ostentation, managed with discretion the affairs of his estate, was of easy access, and lived beloved and respected by all, near or at a distance, whether of his own or inferior rank, down to the humblest of his tradesmen and servants.
The remains of this "good old country gentleman" were interred in Mousewald [sic] churchyard on the 15th August, in presence of about 300 mourners. The tenantry having specially requested that a hearse might be dispensed with, the coffin was borne by willing arms the distance of more than two miles. The procession, consisting of more than 150 pedestrians, about 30 carriages, and a good many horsemen, covered a half a mile of road, and was witnessed by hundreds on its passage. Matrons and maids, grandsires ["an aged man (archaic), grandfather, forefather"] and children, were seem stationed on sunny knolls--the old to obtain a last lingering look of the remains of one they had respected so long, and seen so often --and the young that they might epoch in their several lives that they had gazed on the funeral of old Sir Robert Grierson.
Prayers were said at the Mansion House [Rockhall] by the minister of the parish, and the Rev. Dr. Wallace ; and the beautiful funeral service of the church of England was impressively read in the grave yard and famly aile [sic - aisle] [the side of a church nave separated by piers from the nave proper] by the Rev. Charles Babington. The company then slowly dispersed, and the sentiment was general --"take him for all in all, we ne'er shall look upon his like again." About 200 beggars attended at the office-houses, and it was understood that some of them had travelled distances of 10 or 15 miles to obtain the customary dole when a baron dies. Nearly 100 females of all ages clustured [sic] under a huge beech tree, and their appearance, which was not a little singular, must have reminded many of Sir Walter Scott's description of a similar scene in the "Bride of Lammermoor."
(Sir) Robert Grierson married, in 1778, (Lady) Margaret Dalzell, (eldest daughter) of Alexander, who, but for the attainder, would have been 7th Earl of Carnwath, and cousin to the late Earl. His good lady died many years ago, having had issue four sons and six daughters ; of whom the eldest, now Sir Alexander Grierson, married his cousin-german [sic] Elizabeth, daughter of Richard (styled) Lord Dalzell."
( Robert Grierson, Baronet, Rockhall, Parish of Mousewald, September 3rd, 1839, Page 5, Column E ~ (Sir) Robert Grierson dead at the age of 106 ~ taken from The Times, London ~ (Sir) Robert Grierson, Baronet ~ Rockhall, Parish of Mousewald, Scotland ~ November 16th, 1843 ~ SC15/41/7 - Last Will & Testament of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Rockall, Baronet died 9th August, 1839. Is exibited by (Captain) Charles Grierson, of Rockall, son of deceased. Total £6,157. 17s. 6d. post nuptual contract of marriage date 18th October, 1777 recorded 17th March, 1783 spouse (Dame) Margaret Dalzell, daughter of Alexander Dalzell, of Glenae commonly called the Earl of Carnwarth, daughters Elizabeth, Johnanna, Mary, Margaret, Grace Douglas, & Judith, executors (Sir) Charles Douglas, of Kelphead, Baronet & 'my two younger sons' (Captains) William Grierson & Charles Grierson, of the Dumfries-shire Regiment of British Militia ~ Codicil 1st September, 1808 (Dame) Margaret Dalzell now deceased (Sir) Charles Douglas, now Marquis of Queensberry & two younger sons, William Grierson & Charles Grierson; daughters Margaret & Judith deceased (no heirs) 17th May, 1813 marriage settlement between daughter Mary & Hamilton Maxwell, eldest son, Alexander Grierson, daughter Elizabeth Creighton or Grierson widow of James Creighton, Friars Carse, Grace Douglas Grierson, Mary Maxwell Grierson & Johnanna Grierson residing in family with me. Mrs. Elizabeth Grierson spouse of eldest son Richard Grierson.) - (Hunter & Barjarg Muniments ~ GD78/240 ~ Letter from (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Rockhall about family matters.) - (Honourable - Lady) MARGARET DALZELL died "At Rockhall, July 24th, 1819" (Scots' Magazine). --- (Edinburgh magazine, & literary miscellany, a new series of The Scots, published in the year JULY, 1819, on page 295 -- DEATHS - July 24th, 1819 - At ROCKHALL, (Lady) MARGARET GRIERSON.
(17th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & his wife, Margaret Dalziel (Dalzell), had issue fourteen, viz.:
-- (1) (Miss) Johanna Grierson, died January 4th, 1842, "At Rockhall - (The Dumfries Times, 1833-1843 ~ John Anne Grierson of Lag, Rockhall, Mouswald, 1842, 17/1, 4F.) - (Last Will & Testament of (Miss) John Anna Grierson of Rockhall, 1845 ~ listed at Scottishdocuments.com ~ reference ~ SC15/41/7, number of page (3) ~ available yes. (Miss) John Anna Grierson, of Rockhall, Parish of Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland dated April 1st, 1845 ~ Last Will & Testament (Miss) John Anna Grierson ~ 1st April, 1845 ~ Residing in Rockhall, Dumfries, Scotland. John Anna Grierson, daughter of the late (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, who died at Rockhall dated 4th January, 1842 intestate, given up by (Colonel) William Grierson presently residing in Dumfries & (Miss) Grace Douglas Grierson residing at Breckonrar, brother & sister & two of the next of kin. She is also listed as (Miss) John Anna Grieson (No "R") - dated July 19th, 1848 ~ reference SC15/41/8.),
-- (2) (18th Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, 6th Baronet of Lag, b. 1777, d. 14th March, 1840,
-- (3) (Lt.-Colonel) William Grierson, b. 7th August, 1778, d. 30th November, 1865, aged 87 years ; married Jane Beattie, dau. of Thomas Beattie. He was buried at St. Mary's Church, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. (Scots' Magazine ~ Marriages ~ vol. 96, p. 511 ~ September 23rd, 1825. "At Yettbyre, William Grierson, Esquire, 2nd son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Baronet, to Jane, daughter of Thomas Beattie, Esquire of Crieve.) (Lieut.-Colonel) William Grierson dated January 27th, 1866. Reference ~ SC15/41/13 ~ Number of pages (9) - Available Yes. Additional information: Residing in Dumfries. Court: Dumfries Sheriff Court.) - LIEUTENANT-COLONELS - William Grierson, 1825.--Served as Captain 1803-1809 ; died 1854 [sic]. Of Bardannoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Second son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet, of Lag (A History of the Scottish Borderers Militia By Robert W. Weir, p. 58) - (St. Mary's Cemetery in Dumfries, Scotland ~ Sacred to the memory of William Grierson, Esqr. of Bardannoch, late (Lieut.-Colonel) of the Dumfries, Roxburgh & Selkirk Militia, & 2nd son of the late (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Baronet 5 & the (Lady) Margaret Grierson, who died at Dumfries, 30th November, 1865, aged 87 years & also of Jane Beattie his beloved wife, who died at Edinburgh 12th April, 1853, aged 52 years & also Thomas Beattie Grierson, Lieut. in Her Majesty's 8th The Kings Regiment, their only son, who died at Umballa, East Indies 4th September, 1857, aged 30 years, his death was occasioned by Fever & Ague brought on by some months of over exertion & constant exposure to Climate during the Monsoon at the protracted siege of Delhi, where he eminently distinguished himself by his Gallant Bearing in many a hard fought action, under the walls of that City & in commemoration of which his Brother Officers caused a Monument to be erected over his Grave. Also of John Henry Gordon, (eldest son) of Mr. & the (Lady) Isabella Gordon & (son in law) of the above (Lieut.-Colonel) Grierson who died 14th February, 1902. Matt 24.44. Also of Margaret Elizabeth Grierson or Gordon, Widow of the above John Henry Gordon & daughter of the above (Colonel) William Grierson, who died at Florence, 26th March 1918. ~ & also from St. Marys' Cemetery in Dumfries, Scotland ~ Sacred to the memory of (Major) Hamilton Maxwell, 2nd son of (Sir) William Maxwell, of Monreith, Baronet, who died at Friars' Carse on 14th December, 1850 in the 64th year of his age ~ also ~ Mary Grierson, his wife, daughter of (Sir) Robert Grierson, Baronet, of Lagg, who died at Huntly Lodge, 3rd December 1871, aged 83 years; "In hopes of a glorious resurrection." This Monument was erected by his eldest son, (Captain) William R. Maxwell of the Royal Marines.)''
(Lt.-Colonel) William Grierson & his wife, Jane Beattie had issue two, viz.:
...(A) (Lieutenant) Thomas Beattie Grierson, b. October 11th, 1826, Dumfries, Scotland ; died 4th September, 1857, Umballah, India, at the siege of Delhi. (The Edinburgh annual register By Walter Scott, page 296. For the year 1826, volume 19, parts 1, 2 & 3 ~ BIRTHS - October 11th, 1826 - At Dumfries, the Lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Grierson, of a son. (The Times, Saturday, November 21st, 1857; p. 9; issue 22,844; column A ~ the British In India ~ News ~ Casualties during September ~ (Lieutenant) [Thomas Beattie] Grierson, 8th Foot, died at Umballa.) (Gentleman's Mag., p. 685) - OBITUARY 1857, September 4th - At Umballah, siege of Dehi, (Lieutenant) Thomas Beattie Grierson, of Her Majesty's 8th (the King's Regiment of Foot.), &
...(B) Margaret Elizabeth Grierson, born c1828 ; d. 26th March, 1918, Florence. (The Gentleman's Magazine & Historical Review, year of January, 1860, page 291 ~ MARRIAGES - January 25th, 1860 - At Dumfries, David Baird Hope Johnstone, youngest son of John James Hope Johnstone. Esquire, M.P., to MARGARET ELIZABETH, only surviving child of ([Lieutenant]-Colonel) [William] Grierson, of Bardennoch, and granddaughter of (Sir) Robert Grierson, [5th] Baronet of Lag). David B. Hope-Johnstone, born May 4th, 1832, died 28th Decr., 1886. -- Margaret Elizabeth (nee Grierson) Hope-Johnstone, divorced David by decree on 17th March, 1865 for Adultery. John James Hope Johnstone, born Nov. 29, 1796, m. Alicia Anne Gordon, dau. of George Gordon of Hallhead ; on marriage date 8th July, 1816, (he was of Annandale, & of Raehills, county Dumfries). Margaret Elizabeth Grierson re-married 2ndly on the 21st April, 1871, to John Henry Gordon, born 1842, married 1stly in 1868 to Mariann Craig Erskine, dau. of (Hon.) James Augustus Erskine, who died in 1870 ; John Henry Gordon was the son of John Gordon, of Aikenhead, Lanarkshire, J.P., D.L. & his wife, Christian Isabella Erskine, whom John Gordon married on 4th June, 1840 (Scots' Peerage, 1905, p. 279).
-- (4) (Captain) Charles Grierson, b. 1st July, 1783, Mousewald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; he gained the rank of officer in the service of the Dumfries-shire Regiment of Militia - (The Dumfries Times, 1833-1843 ~ (Captain) Charles Grierson, Rockhall, Mouswald, (Art Collector, Bought McNeil McKay's "Dutch River Scene" for £9), 1839, 20/2, 4E, ~ 1841, 21/6, 3E.) - he died after March 31st, 1845, he is mentioned in The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions, of that year. CAPTAINS - CHARLES GRIERSON, 1804. Appointed to a Regiment of Dragoon Guards, 1820. Third son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, [5th] Baronet, of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland - (A History of the Scottish Borderers Militia By Robert W. Weir, page 60.)
From the Mousewald Kirk Session, we find the following -
dated the 26th of October, 1827, JANE BARON has a child & produced a letter from Charles Grierson, of Rockhall, acknowledging he was the father of her child - Archive Ref: CH2/537/12 - page(s): 99.
(Captain) Charles Grierson, of Rockhall, & Jane Baron, had issue one, viz.:
(1) A child.
-- (5) Henrietta Grierson, b. 15th December, 1784, Mousewald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
-- (6) Mary Margaret Grierson, b. 24th April, 1789, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; she married (Major) Hamilton Maxwell, the son of (Sir) William Maxwell, of Monreith, 4th Baronet. (Major) Hamilton Maxwell gained his rank in the service of the 43rd bengal Infantry, he died June 17th, 1829,
-- (7) Anne Grierson, b. 28th March, 1791, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
-- (8) Robert Grierson, b. 28th April, 1791, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
-- (9) Margaret Grierson, b. 13th December, 1796, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland; d. 3rd May, 1813, (dvp),
-- (10) Grace Douglas Grierson, b. 17th May, 1798, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; d. 6th May, 1886, (d.s.p.) ; Grace D[ouglas] Grierson, Mount Charles, Moffat, (dies aged 88 years), 1886, May 8th, page 4, column C & column H.,
-- (11) Judith Grierson, b. 2nd September, 1800, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; d. 27th April, 1813, (dvp),
-- (12) Margaret Elizabeth Douglas Grierson, christened November 27th, 1801, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
-- (13) Elizabeth Grierson, born (eldest daughter) in 1779, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died 11th October, 1862, aged 83 years."; she married (Dr.) James Crichton (born 1765 - "Sacred to the memory of James Crichton, Esq. of Friars' Carse, who died on the 3rd day of May, 1823." ) - (Scots' Magazine ~ Marriages, p. 957 ~ Volume 72 ~ November 14th, 1810 ~ "At Rockhall, James Crichton, Esquire of Friars' Carse, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Baronet.) - She died at her home, Friars' Carse, and was buried in St. Michael's kirkyard, Dumfries.
-- (14) Joshua Grierson, born Mousewald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
(17th Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & his wife, Margaret Dalziel (Dalzell), had issue fourteen, viz.:
...(2) (18th Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, 6th Baronet of Lag, b. 1777, d. 14th March, 1840, aged 63, buried in Mouswald Churchyard; married Elizabeth Dalziel (Dalzell), born 1776, daughter of Richard Dalzell & his wife, Elizabeth Johnston in 1803.
(18th Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson of Lag, 6th Baronet of Lag & his wife, Elizabeth Dalziel (Dalzell) (born 1776) had issue ten, viz.:
-- (1) ROBERT GRIERSON, Esquire, Royal Navy, died on January 17th, 1820 - "At Gosport, Hampshire [Hants], County of Southampton, south coast of England ; (eldest son) of Alexander Grierson, Younger of Lag. (I surmise that he may be a twin of Richard Grierson, born c1804.) (Scots' Mag., vol. 85, DEATHS, p. 192),
-- (2) Agnes Grierson, died unmarried, (eldest daughter),
-- (3) Mary Anne Grierson, died July 15th, 1824 - "At the Cottage of Rockhall, MARY ANNE, (3rd daughter) of ALEXANDER GRIERSON, Esquire, Young of Lag." - (dated Aug., 1824 - Scots' Magazine, Volume 97, part 1 : page 256, item 15,
-- (4) (19th Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson, 7th Baronet of Lag, born 1804, died 5th May, 1846, (2nd son),
-- (5) (20th Chief) (Sir) Alexander William Grierson, 8th Baronet of Lag, born 7th August, 1806, died 27th December, 1879, (3rd son),
-- (6) Elizabeth Grierson, born c1811, died 1871,
-- (7) (Commander Royal Navy) William Charles Grierson, born 12th July, 1815, died 8th February, 1871, (4th son),
(Commander Royal Navy) William Charles Grierson (twin of Judith) was born on 12th July, 1815. He was the son of (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson of Lag, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & his wife, Elizabeth Dalzell. He married Emma Sophia Comerford (died 7th January, 1900), daughter of Michael Comerford of Portsmouth, on 3rd October, 1854, & the widow of Thomas West. He died on 8th February, 1871 at age 55 at Thornhill, Bittern, Hampshire, England.
(Commander) William Charles Grierson & his wife, EMMA SOPHIA COMERFORD, had issue known, three viz.:
--- (1) Elizabeth Sophia Grierson, born c1863, Southsea, Hampshire, England ; died May 2nd, 1893, Epsom, Surrey, England ; married on October 25th, 1883, Christ Church, Clapham, Surrey, England to Ponsonby Glenn Huggins, of the 21st Madras PIONEERS, born January 21st. 1857, (4th son of the late H.J. Huggins, Chief-Justice, Sierra Leone & his wife, Letitia Laborde, dau. of William Laborde (Who's Who, by R. Addison, p. 690, Agents abroad, 1903),
They left issue three, viz.: (a) Margaret Sophia Grierson Huggins, (b) Mary Elizabeth Glenn Grierson Huggins, (c) William Nelson Huggins.
--- (2) (21st Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag, born November 30th, 1858; died April 1st, 1912,
--- (3) Gilbert William Frederick Grierson, born July 29th, 1861; died February 15th, 1906, d.s.p., late Lieutenant Scottish Borderers militia, married 2nd March, 1889, MARGARET ROSE WYLIE, dau. of John Eaton McLeod Wylie. His widow married 2ndly 18th June, 1912, (Lt.-Col.) Ponsonby Glenn Huggins, C.B., D.S.O., Indian Army, son of the late Horatio James Huggins, chief justice of Sierra Leone.
(18th Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, 6th Baronet of Lag & his wife, Elizabeth Dalziel (Dalzell) (born 1776) had issue ten, viz.:
-- (8) Judith Grierson, born 12th July, 1815, died 7th June, 1845, (she is a twin of CDR. Royal Navy - William Charles Grierson), she married William James Davidson of Ruchill, Lanark-shire, on married date June 14th, 1844 - At Lymphoy, Currie, on the 14th instant, by the (Reverend) R. Jamieson of Glasgow, & their dau., Judith Davidson married John Tweedie, Indian Civil Servant, who was born in 1838; died May 3rd, 1897 on married date of 1868. Their three children, viz.: (a) (Captain) William John Bell Tweedie, born 1869, (b) Alexander Grierson Tweedie, born at Calcutta in 1871, died 1944 & (c) a dau., married 1894, Robert Morgan, a merchant at Calcutta, & has issue, viz.: (a) Maria Meredith Morgan, (b) Margaret Bell Morgan, (c) Jessie Anne Morgan.
-- (9) Miss MARGARET GRIERSON, married 26th June, 1820, to John Charles MaCrae, Esq., of Holmains, county Dumfries, J.P. & D.L. and she died At Reading, 8th December, 1868 (death from Gentleman's Mag.) - John was alive in 1837 - - MARRIAGES - June 26th, 1820 -- At Rockhall, JAMES CHARLES McCRAE, Esq., of Holmains, to Miss Grierson, of Lag - (The Edinburgh annual register by Walter Scott, p. 507, dated 1820, Vol. 13, Part 1.). He was born on 2nd January, 1791, London, was J.P., D.L. ; he had a sister, Maria Lemaistre MacRae, born 1800, & married to J.P. Davies, Esquire, of London, but it is also recorded in (The Edinburgh Mag. & Literary Miscellany, dated 1821 on page 495: of MARRIAGES - October 16th, 1821 - At Dumfries, JOHN Hyndman, Esquire, advocate to Maria Le Maistre MacRae, daughter of the deceased (Captain) James MacRae, Esquire of Holmains). John Charles MacRae was the son of Maria Cecilia Le Maistre, died 1806 & her husband, (Captain) James MacRae, of Holmains who died 16th January, 1820, France who shot & killed (Sir) George Ramsay in a duel on 14th April, 1790, being shot near the heart, lingered till Friday morning, in agony & died. The duel was fought near Edinburgh, at Musselburgh Links - but, (Captain) James MacRae remained exiled for the rest of his life in France. (Sir) George Ramsay of Bamff, was accompanied by (Sir) William Maxwell of Moncrieff, & (Capt.) MacRae by Mr. Hay, both the victors immediately fled. Ramsay left no heir, he was succeeded by his brother, who died in 1807. (Sir) George Ramsay "he was a gentleman of the most amiable character & disposition, and had but lately married a beautiful young lady, the sister of Lord Saltoun." Both Maria & John Charles MacRae d.s.p.
-- (10) (Lieut. retired) Frederick Grierson, E.I.C.M.S., (5th son), who died unmarried - whose Will is referenced as SC15/41/11 dated 7th April, 1860.
-- Grierson Fredrick 07/04/1860 Esq., Lieutenant in 22nd
-- regiment of Madras Native Infantry, residing at Meadow
-- Cottage in the parish of Moffat Dumfries Sheriff Court
The senior, surviving male of his sons, then became the 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: (19th Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson, 7th Baronet of Lag, born 1804; died May 5th, 1846, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland; married (Dame) Eleanor "Helen" BELL (she married 2ndly 8th October, 1850, Alexander Buchanan & she died on October 2nd, 1854, so they were buried at Mouswald Parish church cemetery - (Sir) Richard Grierson, Baronet of Lag, Mouswald, 1846, 20/5, 4G, (Dumfries & Galloway Newspaper Indexes.)
Eleanor "Helen" Bell & (19th Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson, 7th Baronet of Lag had a son, but he died in infancy, so the baronetcy then passed to Richard's younger brother, (Chief) (Sir) Alexander William Grierson, 8th Baronet of Lag, b. 7th August, 1806, Dalton, Dumfries, Scotland -- [Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds: SC15/58/31, dated 1850 - Post Nuptial Contract - between Alexander Buchanan & (Lady) Grierson. He is late of 79th Regiment of Foot, youngest son of Thomas Buchanan, of Powis & (Honorable) Catherine Abercromby or Buchanan, she is (Dame) Eleanor "Helen" Grierson, relict of (Sir) Richard Grierson, of Lag, & she is presently residing at Rockhall].
(19th Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson, 7th Baronet of Lag & his wife, (Dame) Eleanor "Helen" Bell had issue, one, viz.:
(1) unknown son Grierson was the son who died, in infancy.
The senior, surviving male of his sons, then became the 20th Chief, & 8th Baronet of Lag :
(20th Chief) (Sir) Alexander William Grierson, 8th Baronet of Lag, was born 7th August, 1806, Dalton, Dumfries, Scotland; 78th Ross-shire Highlanders, married Anne DAY, August 12th, 1847, Westminster, Saint Clement Danes, London, England; she was the youngest daughter of Robert Day, of Hampshire [aka Hants], she died 3rd January, 1891 & he died on 27th December, 1879, "in his garden at Southsea, Hants, England (The Times: London, Middlesex, England). (The Times, Saturday, September 26th, 1835; p. 4; issue 15,905; column A. Official Appointments & Notices ~ War Office, September 25th, 1835 ~ 14th Foot ~ (Lieutenant) John Dwyer, from the 28th Regiment to be 1st Lieutenant, vice Alexander Grierson, who retires upon the half-pay of the 78th Regiment. (The Times, Saturday, July 28th, 1838; p. 2; issue 16,793; column F. Official Appointments & Notices ~ From London Gazette, Friday, July 27th, 1838 ~ Ceylon Rifle Regiment ~ (Lieutenant) Alexander Grierson, from the half-pay of the 78th Regiment of foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Rupert Campbell who exchanges.) - (The Times, Saturday, August 4th, 1838, p. 5; issue 16,799; column C. 78th Foot ~ (Lieutenant) Alexander Grierson, from the Ceylon Rifle Regiment to be Lieutenant.) - (The Times, December 30th, 1879; p. 4; issue 29,764; column F. Obituary ~
The late (Sir) Alexander William Grierson, Baronet, of Lag, Dumfries-shire, whose sudden death last Saturday at SouthSea, Hants, England, was briefly announced in our columns yesterday, was a little over 70 years of age. He was the last surviving son of the late (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, of Lag, by his marriage with Elizabeth, only daughter of the late (Honorable) Richard Dalzell, of Glenae, Northern Britain, & granddaughter of Alexander, Earl of Carnwath. He was born in 1807 [sic], & for some years held an officers commission in the 78th Highlanders. He succeeded to the title & honours as seventh (7th) [sic] baronet on the death of his brother, Richard Douglas Grierson in 1846. He married (Miss) Anne Day, youngest daughter of Mr. Robert Day. The late baronet leaves no surviving male relative, & therefore the title, which was created in 1685, is presumed to have become extinct.) -
(Calendar of Confirmations ~ 1880 for 1879 ~ (Sir) Alexander, otherwise Alexander William Grierson, Clerk of Edinburgh, on Probate of the Will of (Sir) Alexander (otherwise Alexander William) Grierson, formerly of Rockhall, County of Dumfries, N[orthern] B[ritain], late of Southsea, County of Southampton, Baronet, who died December 27th, 1879, at SouthSea aforesaid, testate, granted at London, on February 3rd, 1880, to William Henry Bridge, & John Kerr, the Executors. Effects under £4,000.00.). He died without an heir.
The 21st Chief & 9th Baronet was the son of (Commander) William Charles Grierson, born 12th July, 1815; died 8th February, 1871, Thornhill, Bittern, near Southampton, England and (Commander) William Charles Grierson was the son of (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall. William Charles Grierson, Commander Royal Navy, married 3rd October, 1854, Emma Sophia Commerford, who died 7th January, 1900.
(21st Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag, J.P., Dumfries-shire, (Major) & (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel), 3rd Battalion, Scottish Borderers, served South African War, was born 30th November, 1858, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died 1st April, 1912, London, England; his marriage date was on 7th September, 1882 to (Lady) Fannie White, daughter of (Major) George White, of Westcombe Park, Blackheath. She died 1st February, 1941.
(21st Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet & his wife, (Lady) Fannie White, had issue, three, viz.:
-- (1) (22nd Chief) (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson, 10th Baronet of Lag, born 27th September, 1883, died 16th June, 1957, married to (Lady) Hilda Stewart, 2nd daughter of James Stewart, of Surbiton, marriage date of September 13th, 1911 & she died on May 17th, 1962 - (The Times, September 29th, 1883; p. 1; issue 30,938; column A. Births ~ on the 27th instant, at Morlen House, in Morden, Surrey, England, the wife of (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, Baronet, of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Northern Britain, of a son & heir.),
(2) (Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson, born 27th October, 1884, died 29th March, 1951,
(3) (Lieutenant) Frederick Vedast Grierson, born 28th November, 1888, died 14th February, 1922; married Frederica Skipp, daughter of Arthur Frederick Skipp, in 1910 (Burkes' Peerage & Baronatage, p. 973) - (The Times, Saturday, December 1st, 1888; p. 1; issue 32,558; column A. Births ~ on the 28th November, the wife of (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, Baronet, of Rockhall, of a son.)
(Lieut.) Frederick Vedast Grierson & his wife, Frederica Skipp had issue one, viz.:
...(1) Lorna Mary Sheila Grierson, born c1912. "Peter Baker writes: I could not find where she was born but I think it must have been in Canada as her father was there before the first war and came back to the UK to join up. I can not find any children apart from a possible adoption between 1945-48."
Darryl Lundy writes: "She married 1st Carl Berger in 1941 at Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. She & Carl Berger were divorced c. 1950. She married 2nd Norman E. Greville c. March 1955 at Wokingham, Berkshire, England. She married 3rd Henry C. Davis in June, 1956 at Reading, Berkshire, England."
(22nd Chief) (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson of Lag, 10th Baronet, was born on 27th September, 1883 at Morden, Surrey, England. He married Hilda Stewart, daughter of James Stewaart, on 13 September 1911. He died on 16th June, 1957 at age 73 at Brighton, Sussex, England. (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson of Lag, 10th Baronet. gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Royal Scots. He succeeded to the title of 10th Baronet Grierson, of Lag, co. Dumfries [N.S., 1685] on 1st April, 1912. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. He fought in the First World War.
(22nd Chief) (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson of Lag, 10th Baronet, & his wife, Hilda Stewart, had issue one, viz.:
(1) (23rd Chief) (Sir) Richard Douglas Grierson of Lag, 11th Baronet, born 25th June, 1912, died 5th May, 1987, (d.s.p. = unmarried, no heirs) - (London Times, Deaths, 1982-1988 - Name: Richard Douglas, (Sir) Grierson - Death Date: 5th May 1987 - Published Date: 8th May 1987).
The 24th Chief & 12th Baronet of Lag was the son of (Lieutenant-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson, born 27th October, 1884, Croydon, Morden, Surrey, England; died 29th March, 1951, Dover, Kent, England, who was the younger son of (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag.
(Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson, born 27th October 27th, 1884, Croydon, Morden, Surrey, England; died 29th March, 1951, Dover, Kent, England; it is widely published that he married September, 1920 to Violet Ethel Bewes; "however, the marriage certificate states clearly ~ marriage solemnized at the Parish Church of Walmer, Kent, on July 8th 1920, after Banns. Alexander George William Grierson, age 35, bachelor, (Major) R.M.L.I., residence Royal Marines Barracks, Chatham". Description: "September quarter 1920 at Eastry, Kent, England.
(Lieut.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson, & his wife, Violet Ethel Bewes, had issue two, viz.:
(1) (24th Chief) (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson of Lag, 12th Baronet, born 24th July, 1921, died 24th March, 2008, (cremated),
(2) Pamela Violet Grierson, born 23rd April, 1925 - (The Times, Monday, April 27th, 1925; p. 1; issue 43,946; column A. Births ~ Grierson ~ on the 23rd April, at the Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham, to (Major) & Mrs. A. G. W. Grierson, a daughter.)
(Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson & his wife, Violet Ethel Bewes, had issue two, viz.:
(24th Chief) (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson, 12th Baronet of Lag - he was born on July 24th, 1921; died 24th March, 2008, London; he married (Lady) Valerie Anne Wright on April 17th, 1971; daughter of Russell Wright of Gidea Park, Essex, & had issue, one, viz.:
(1) Sarah Anne Grierson, born 13th September, 1973; married in 2001 to Richard Quentin Miller, of Beckenham, Kent, England, & had issue two known, viz.:
...(A) Thomas McKinley Alexander Miller, born 6th November, 2002, &
...(B) Charlotte Miller.
(2) Pamela Violet Grierson, born 23rd April, 1925, Medway, Kent, England (at the Royal Marine Barracks, Chatham); she married Richard Wallace Vernon, Esquire, born October 18th, 1927, son of Herbert Wallace Vernon, on 8th January, 1955 at St. Mary's Church, Walmer, Kent, England, & had issue four, viz.:
(1) Richard "David" Vernon, Esquire, born May 31st, 1956, at Princess Beatrice Hospital, S.W.5., London, England; married 1988 to RoseMary Nicola Myer, born c1960, England - (The Times, Friday, June 1st, 1956; p. 1; issue 53,546; column A. Births ~ Vernon ~ on 31st May, 1956, at Princess Beatrice Hospital, S.W.5, to Pamela (nee Grierson) & Richard Vernon, a son). Richard David Vernon was aka David Grierson Vernon, eduated at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
....(1) William Grierson Vernon, born June, 1990, Wandsworth, London, England,
....(2) Hannah Emily Vernon, born April, 1992, Wandsworth, London, England,
....(3) Lucy Nicola Vernon, born May, 1994, Wandsworth, London, England.
(2) Simon Richard Vernon, born March 28th, 1958, married 1985 to Vanessa Anne Hudson, & have issue three, viz.:
...(A) James Richard Alexander Vernon, born 1988,
...(B) Tobias Edward Vernon, born 1990, &
...(C) Melissa Anne Vernon, born 1992.
(3) Sally Pamela Clare Vernon, born April 22, 1960, at The Tonbridge Nursing Home, Kent, England - (The Times, Saturday, April 23rd, 1960; p. 1; issue 54,753; column A. Births ~ Vernon ~ on 22nd April, 1960, at The Tonbridge Nursing Home, to Pamela (nee Grierson) & Richard Vernon, ~ a daughter). She married Robert William Blackburn Daniell in 1986, & they had issue known, three, viz.:
...(A) Thomas Christopher Hebden Daniell, born 1988,
...(B) Patrick Richard Daniell, born 1990, &
...(C) Natasha Annette Daniell, born 1993.
(4) Joanna Caroline Vernon, born March 26th, 1963. She married Charles Albury George Bennett in 1986. They had issue known, two, viz.:
...(A) George Albury Richard Bennett, born 1992, &
...(B) Edward Charles Bennett, born 1994.
Until his death on March 24th, 2008, the chief of Clan Grierson was (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson of Lag, 12th Baronet. The chief had represented the clan at the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. With his passing, the Grierson Baronetcy becomes dormant, due to the fact that there is no claimant, maybe one day.
"Sources: (1) The Times: London, dated 2nd April, 2008:
"On March 24th 2008, Sir Michael John Bewes Grierson Bt. Very much loved and loving husband of Valerie, beloved father of Sarah and a devoted Grandpa to Thomas and Charlotte. Funeral service at St Margaret’s Church Barcombe Avenue, Streatham Hill SW2 tomorrow, April 3rd at 1.30 pm followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only, but donations, if desired, (to RNLI or Macmillan Cancer Support) and all enquiries to A Yeatman & Sons, 384 Norwood Road, SE27 Tel: 020 8670 1127."
This History is transcribed, researched, and re-written by the modern day Seannachie: © D. Grierson (aka Lyon) - 2009.