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History of the Griersons of Lag in Dumfries-shire, Scotland, 1351-2007
Posted by: Grierson (ID *****2958) Date: December 19, 2007 at 06:31:24
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==History of the Griersons of Lag in Dumfries-shire, Scotland © December 15th, 2007==


'''Grierson Origins ~ The History of the Griersons of Lag'''

*(Note 1) There are several theories as to the origin of the surname Grierson. One theory is that the Grierson surname was derived from the surname of Gregor; however, it has also been widely reported since (Colonel) Alexander Fergusson's time that "there is no evidence of the belief commonly current, that the Griersons were descended from the MacGregor Clan" (Fergusson's Laird of Lag, 1886). They "seem to have sprung up suddenly" (Lieut.-Colonel) J.R.H. Greeves: The Family of Grierson of Lag, in intro. of (Sir) P. J. Hamilton-Grierson's Charters of Lag, 1913)

*(Note 2) Before 1400, it is widely reported that Gilbert MacGregor received a charter from "George de Dunbar, earl of March," of "the Netherholm of Dalgarnock," to him & his "heirs male, to be called by the surname of Grierson."

*(Note 3) The said earl also granted charter, dated at Dunbar, 1400, ''"of the Lands of Airdes, &c. lying in the barony of Tyberis, & shire of Dumfries, to the said Gilbert Grierson, for his many good deeds done to the said earl." '' ''The Lands of Lag, from which the family take their title'', were conveyed to the said Gilbert Grierson by the (Earl) of Orkney, by charter, dated December 6th, 1408, which describes them as "the lands of Lag, lying in the Broken-barony, among the monk lands of the monastery of Melrose, giving yearly a pair of gilt spurs at the castle of Dumfries, as blench farm [sic]." The family thus appear to have settled in Dumfries-shire, from the Highlands, in the beginning of the 15th century. The said Gilbert Grierson is designed armour-bearer to Archibald, earl of Douglas, lord of Galloway and Annandale, in a charter of the lands of Drumjoan, in 1410.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The First Lord of Lag, by William N. Greer.'''

*(Note 1) The first person named Grierson was Gilbert who became prominent in Nithsdale at the end of the 14th century. Although Gilbert's father is traditionally held to have been Malcolm "the lame-lord" (11th feudal Lord of MacGregor), records suggest his father was one Duncan Grersoune who might have been a son of the lame-lord. Family tradition holds that (c1353) Gilbert Grierson was born Gilbrid MacGregor in the Highlands of Scotland, just north of Loch Lomond, but soon his family moved to where forfeited Lowland land had come available.

*(Note 2) The register of rentals of the Lord of Dalkeith records that in 1376 the lands of Laucht in the barony of Tybris were let to '''Gilbert Grierson, son of Duncan Grierson'''. Also, a seal (said to be Gilbert's) attached to a document dated January 8th, 1418/19, bears a faint inscription thought to read "Gilbert Grierson, son of Duncan Grierson."

*(Note 3) As early as 1405, the Lag charters listed an undated sale by ..."John McRath of Lacht to his kinsman, Gilbert Grersoun, of Ard ... to the lands of Lag Bardonane with the pertinents, in the sheriffdom of Dumfres; the said Gilbert Grierson to perform the due & accustomed [feudal] services to the superior of the lands."

*(Note 4) Another undated charter (as early as 1407) lists a transfer ..."by George de Dunbarre, earl of March, to Gilbert Greresoun, of le Lag, for [feudal] service done & to be done, of all his lands of le Ard & Tynnroun, ... Owyrholme of Dalgarnock, ... Colynholme, [all] lying in the barony of Tybrys, sheriffdom of Dumfres; which said lands of le Ard & Tynnroun formerly pertained to the said Gilbert Grierson ...; to be held by the said Gilbert Greresoun & Gilbert Greresoun, his son & heir, & the heirs of their body lawfully begotten, whom failing their nearest lawful heirs male whomsoever of the name Greresoun ..."

*(Note 5) The above insistence for heirs named Greresoun supports the tradition that Gilbert Grierson had to anglicize his name from MacGregor before his ownership would be recognized. It is noteworthy that Gilbert's christian-name is French whereas his father's (Duncan) is Gaelic. This agrees with the assertion that Gilbert's celtic heritage was being Normanized largely due to the esteem that Robert Bruce held for things French — especially in consequence of Bruce's reliance on Norman knights in the Scots' military triumph over the English.

*(Note 6) On December 6th, 1408, Gilbert's possession of Lag became official when (Earl) Henry, of Orkney resigned ... "to his kinsman, Gilbert Greresoun of Ardis, ... all the lands of Lag Bardonane, Bardonane Broachmyherach & ½ merkland of Mains of Melros, within the sheriffdom of Dumfres, which were resigned by the said Gilbert Grierson & by Cuthbert McRath; to be held by the said Gilbert Grierson, his heirs & assignees, for payment of one pair of gilt spurs at the Castle of Dumfres, as blench ferm [token payment]."

*(Note 7) Of interest is the kinship of Gilbert to the McRaths of Lag in the first abstract above, but even more so with Earl Henry [Sinclair] in the last. Although the nature of the kinships are unspecified, it is noteworthy that Gilbert Grierson was related to such a powerful man as the earl of Orkney who in that era was almost a sovereign — virtually independent of (and almost as powerful as) the king of Scots. The earl held vast territory extending far beyond the Orkney Islands & included not only land in Nithsdale, but also the barony of Roslin in Midlothian, famous seat of the Sinclairs.

*(Note 8) We also note from the foregoing that, whereas Gilbert occupied the lands of Lag as early as 1376, it was many years before he secured ownership. Early on, he was styled of Ard[e, is] — thus, it seems that he owned Ard before Lag.

*(Note 9) On March 17th, 1410/11, Gilbert Grierson was still styled of Arde when Robert, duke of Albany, Governor of Scotland, signed ... "in favor of Gilbert Grersoun, of Arde, confirming ... Grant by (Sir) Patrick de Dunbar, son and heir of (Sir) David de Dunbar, of Cumnok, of [various] lands [in the] barony of Cumnok, sheriffdom of Ayr."

*(Note 10) And the earliest record of Gilbert Grierson being styled the lord of Lag was July 4th, 1413, when William McCorrard resigned to ..."John de Craufurd, lord of Kyrkandyrs of Purtoun, of the 9 merkland called Purtoun & a 40s. land in the Bordland within the barony of Kirkanderys of Purtoun, & a sasine given ... by the said superior to Gilbert Grerson, lord of Lag, & Gilbert Grerson, his son and heir."

*(Note 11) On November 9th, 1419, Gilbert Grierson the younger secured a wadset (mortgage) on Nithsdale land. The document read in part ..."Be it kend till all men be thir presentes lettres me Johan Durand, lord of Betuix the Wateris till have wedsette all my landis of Glenschynelle ... lyand within the lordschipe of Glencarne in the schirvedome of Drumfres, till Gilboune Greresoune my systersone for four & twenti noblis of gold lent me in my grete mysery to my raunsoune. ..."

*(Note 12) The abstract above belies the tradition held by such authority as Burke's Peerage that Gilbert Grierson, the younger was the offspring of Janet Glendenning. It appears from the above that John Durand was the brother-in-law of Gilbert Grierson, the elder & uncle to Gilbert Grierson, the younger who was called Durand's systersone (sister's son.) This relationship was again mentioned on September 2nd, 1440, when Gilbert Grierson, the younger made out a charter "to his uncle, Thomas Durant ..." There were several Gilbert Griersons & there is no doubt that Janet Glendenning wed one of them, but he was certainly not Gilbert Grierson, the elder. This can be inferred from her appearance in a document as late as 1481 & from the additional fact of her parentage placing her at too late a date to have been the wife of Gilbert Grierson, the elder.

*(Note 13) The foregoing discussion reveals that earlier accounts mistakenly identified our descent from Robert Bruce (& other notables) through Janet Glendenning. However, we nevertheless descend from the Bruce through a generation some two centuries later — that of (Sir) William Grierson, 9th lord of Lag.

*(Note 14) Gilbert Grierson, the elder probably survived into the 1420s, but the date of his death is unknown.

'''Grierson Origins ~ 15th century & Anglo-Scottish Wars'''

*(Note 1) Gilbert Grierson was recorded as the armour bearer to Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas in 1420 who was chief of the House of Douglas. Gilbert Grierson was related to the Douglas family through marriage. His wife Janet was the great-grand-daughter of the fourth Earl of Douglas and (Princess) Margaret.

*(Note 2) It has been widely reported that c1460 (Lord) Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, of Lag built a strong defensive tower, now known as Lag Tower or the Tower of Lag ruin (R. M. Torrence, 1955: Baltimore). He was killed when he led his subjects into battle, 1488. "The Battle of Sauchieburn was fought on June 11, 1488, at the side of Sauchie Burn, a brook about two miles south of Stirling, Scotland" (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

*''Taken from the Introduction to the History of Dumfries by Robert Edgar, 1915, appendix A, p. 227, with find the following, ancient transcription on (Lord) Vaast Grierson, of Lag'':

*(No. 15) ~ 11th March, 1466/7. Instrument of resignation at the hand of John McILhaunch, clerk & Thomas de Gilhagy presbyter both of the diocese of Glasgow N.Ps setting forth the resignation of John Litstar indweller in the Bridgend near Drumfreis, into the hands of Vedast Grersone, Lord of Lag, of the fee of a tenement lying in the said toun of Bridgend on the south side there of, between the tenement of Patrick de Bondbi on the east & the road leading to the kirk of Troquer on the west; also a croft on the south side of the said toun between the croft of Simon Donaldson burgess of Drumfres on the south, & the said tenement on the north, the watir of Nith on the east & the said road on the west. Done in the chamber of (Schir) Thomas de Gilhagi, (Vicar) of Trailflat, N.P. in the said burgh.

*Witnesses: ~ (Schir) Thomas de Gilhagi & Gilbert Grersone. (Liv. 401).

*(No. 16) ~ 16th July, 1477. Instrument of sasine at the hand of John MakHome, clerk of the diocese of Glasgow, N.P. narrating that in his presence, Patrick Corsane, burgess of Dumfries, resigned into the hands of Gilbert Walcar, baillie of the burgh an annual rent of 24/s. furth of his tenement in the said burgh, betwixt the tenement of Thomas Ameligane on the north, & the high street leading to the Stinkfurde on the west, in favour of Gilbert Grersone, of Kirkbridryg. Sasine given to the said Gilbert. Done on the ground of the said tenement.

*Witnesses: ~ Michael Birkmyr, John Meilmeyne, Cuthbert Androsone, William Farkar, & Thomas Ameligane. (Liv. 468).

'''Lag Tower ruin, Dumfries-shire, first known home of the nobles, ladies & lords of Lag'''

Further to the above, Clan Grierson was definitely recorded as early as 1351 in the lands of Lag, "Gilbert, son of Duncan Grerson" in Miscellaneous Lag Charters; (Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson's, Charters of Lag, 1913). Lag Tower was built, fortified & functioning by 1444.

*''This keep stands about three miles from Auld Garth Bridge, the road winding round green pasture hills. It is situated on a knoll in the midst of a wilderness of rank vegetation and ruins, adjacent to a farm-steading. The building of which the walls remain to a considerable height, measures 29 feet, 9 inches from north to south, by 25 feet 3 inches from east to west. The door is in the middle of the south end, and led directly by a passage through a wall 5 feet 9 inches thick into the basement floor, which consists of an apartment 17 feet 11 inches long by 13 feet 6 inches wide. The upper floors, of which there were three, contained each one room of the same dimensions. From a passage in the north-east corner of the tower a wheel-stair 3 feet 3 inches wide led to the upper floors. The entrance seems to have had both an outer door and one which folded into the passage. Another door also opened into the ground floor, and it is probable that the foot of the stair had also a separate door. None of the floors were vaulted. The ground floor is lighted by a small slit 5 inches wide, and has no other opening. The first floor has a fireplace in the north end, and two side lights with pointed arches. The second floor has a fireplace also in the north end, with a garde-robe alongside, and similar arched windows towards the west. The corbelling for the joists of the third floor remains, but most of the walls above this height are gone. From the north-west corner of the tower a ruined wall runs diagonally down the hill for about 35 feet, and at the foot of the hill, at a distance of about 40 feet north-westwards, there are the remains of ruined outbuildings. Lag belonged from the beginning of the fifteenth century to the family of Grierson, the last occupant of the house being (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lag, a well known enemy of the covenanters (The Tower of Lag, by William N. Greer).''

'''Lag Tower ruin, Dumfries-shire, Scotland'''

''On July 23rd, 1919, an employee of the Scottish government surveyed Lag Tower as part of an inventory of historical monuments. ''

'''His rather dour description of Lag Tower ruin is as follows:'''

*''This grim, broken little dwelling is situated on a knoll adjoining the farm of Lag, in hummocky ground surrounded by hills 1¼ miles north-north-east of Dunscore village. The tower is oblong on plan, measuring externally 29 feet 6 inches from north to south and 25 feet from east to west, with walls 5 feet 10 inches thick on ground floor. The entrance, which is in the south wall, opens to the right on a wheel-staircase, 3 feet 3 inches wide, leading to the upper floors. The only window on the ground floor is a narrow slit in the east wall, widely flauned to the interior; there is no fireplace. There are three storeys above the basement. The first and second floors have fireplaces in the north walls and windows with pointed scoinson arches. The building has not been vaulted. There is a garderobe recess on the first floor at the west end of the north wall, and a lintelled opening at ground level in the north wall communicates with a circular garderobe flue to the second floor. A courtyard wall runs diagonally from the northwest angle for a distance of 38 feet, where it returns southwards 27 feet to an arched gateway 6 feet wide. Against the walls in the courtyard are traces of out-buildings. The tower appears to belong to the 16th century.''

*''(The National Archives of Scotland ~ Country Code: Great Britain ~ Rep. Code 234 ~ Repository: National Archives of Scotland, reference no. RHP31805 ~ Title Photostat copy of plan of Lag, dated 1808. Description Surveyor: Hugh Brown ~ Access Status (Open). Originals Record in possession of Argyll District Archives ~ Related Material GD43. Place Name(plans) Glassary, Argyll ~ Place Name (plans) Kilmichael-Glassary-Scotland ~ Photostat copy of Plan of Lag ~ page 52.)''

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 1st Lord of Lag'''

*(Note 1) '''Gilbert Grierson, 1st Lord of Lag''', christened in the year 1353, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died after April 9th, 1425, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland & was buried at Old Dunscore Church Cemetery in Dumfries-shire, Scotland ~ Gilbert MacGregor was also known as Gilbert Grierson, received charter to Lag Castle in December, 1408. He is the ancestor of Griersons of Lag & Arde.

*''(Information from ~ "The Baronetage of Scotland" ~ (Sir) Robert Douglas, vol. 1, p 493; 1798; "Burke's Peerage"; "British Authority" ~ (Sir) William Playfair, vol. 7, pp 506-13; London, 1811; "O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees, Irish & British;" "British Authority", & "O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees, Irish & British.)''

*''(Information from the 1962 Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, Inc., (p. 24, no. 1364, Robert Alan Temple), Washington, D.C. & other notes & charts from Lois Temple, Dublin, Virginia, U.S.A.)''

*(Note 2) "Gilbert Grierson was the 1st Lord of Lag. He seems to have been the "Gilbrid" who led a migration from Glenorchy into Dumfries-shire in latter part of the 14th century. The birth date shown is actually his christening date.

*(Note 3) It is widely published that Gilbert was the 2nd son of the "11th Feudal Lord of MacGregor, Malcolm MacGregor, also known as "the lame-lord" he took the name "Grierson" in accordance with charter granted before 1400, by George de Dunbar, Earl of March, conveying lands of Netherholm (two kilometres South West of Amisfield Tower), & Dalgarnock (just west of Dunscore) to him & his heirs male to be called by the surname Grierson.

*(Note 4) In 1400, the Earl also granted charter to the lands of Airde, Tyrcrome, & Overholm in the Barony of Tybris for his many good deeds to the Earl. On December 6th, 1408, Gilbert got from his cousin, Henry St. Clair, Earl of Orkney, a charter to lands of Lag lying in the broken-barony, among the monk-lands of the Monastery of Montrose, giving yearly a pair of gilt spurs at the Castle of Dumfries as blench farm. On the date of May 17th, 1410, he got a charter for lands of Drumjoan from Archibald, Earl of Douglas for being his armor bearer."

*'''Gilbert Grierson, 1st Lord of Lag''' is reported to have married to Janet Glendening born before the year 1383 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland; marriage date before the year 1400 & had issue three known, viz.:

*'''(1) Gilbert Grierson, 2nd Lord of Lag''', was born c1397, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
*(2) William Grierson, of Dalton, born c1400, died 1457, (hailed from Dalton & was the ancestor of the Griersons of Dalton & Castlemaddie.) He married Egidia ~ In Lag Charters, "Egidia" is equated with "Gelis".

*'''William Grierson, of Dalton''', born c1400 married Egidia, & issue known, one, viz.:
**(A) William Grierson, died 1465, whose wife is unknown, but had issue known, two, viz.:
***(1) William Grierson,
***'''(2) Gilbert Grierson,of Dalton''', died c1514 ~ From the "Grierson Notes" manuscript, it appears that Gilbert Grierson was a brother of William Grierson, above, however, there is a possibility that he was the son of Gilbert Grierson. His wife's name is unknown, but he had issue known, one, viz.:
****(A) Cuthbert Grierson.

*'''Gilbert Grierson, 1st Lord of Lag''' is reported to have married to Janet Glendening born before the year 1383 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland; marriage date before the year 1400 & had issue three known, viz.:
*(3) Walter Grierson, died after 1466, was the Laird of Malmucurran (Lag Charter dated 1466).

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 2nd Lord of Lag'''

*'''Gilbert Grierson, 2nd Lord of Lag''', born c1397, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died before December 20th, 1444 in Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He inherited the lands of Arde & Lag. He married Isabella de KirkPatrick, born before 1400 in the Estate of Rockhall, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland; marriage date November 14th, 1412, in Old Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. She died cJuly 17th, 1472, "At Rockhall" & was the daughter of (Sir) Duncan de KirkPatrick, Lord of Torthorwald who died before June 24th, 1425, & lived at Rock Hall, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Isabella had two sister, Elizabeth de Kirkpatrick & Janet de Kirkpatrick.

*'''Gilbert Grierson, 2nd Lord of Lag''' & his wife, (Lady) Isabella de KirkPatrick had issue known, five, viz.:

*'''(1) Vedast Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag''', was born c1415 in Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
*'''(2) Gilbert Grierson, hailed from Kirkbryde''', (1/2 kilometres north of Lag Tower), born before 1424, died 1457. He married 1stly Janet Glendinning, born before 1440, Parton, Scotland. Janet Glendinning died after 1481, daughter of John Glendinning & his wife, Elizabeth SinClair.

*'''Gilbert Grierson, of Kirkbryde''' & his wife, Janet Glendinning had issue known, one, viz.:
**(A) Lawrence Grierson, born before 1457, died after 1506. On the date of May 7th, 1506 ~ Lawrence Grierson received (by order of his (?) Cuthbert Grersone, of Lag) clear title to Kirkbright, Grantholm & a part of Kar of Moffat after the inheritance was disputed by Robert Moffet of Grantoun, William Moffet, of Grenholm, Robert Moffet, of Ariksteine & Adam Glendenning. It was witnessed by Roger Grersone (Cuthbert's brother), Roger Rogerson, & (Sir) William Grersone, (Chaplain).

*'''Gilbert Grierson, 2nd Lord of Lag''' & his wife, (Lady) Isabella de KirkPatrick had issue known, five, viz.:

*(3) John Grierson, who had charter (in the year 1446) to the Lands of Lincluden.
*(4) William Grierson, had sasine of Dalgarnock (dated January 3rd, 1449). He also had charter to lands of Daltoun & Dormont from Archibald, Earl of Douglas.
*(5) Cuthbert Grierson; married Unknown & had issue two, know, viz.:
**(A) Roger Grierson, &
**(B) John Grierson.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 3rd Lord of Lag'''

*'''Vedast Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag''', born c1415, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died c1487, eldest surviving son. He married 1stly Margaret Glendonwyn

*(Note 1) It is widely reported that he built Lag Tower in c1460. He also got sasine of Bordlands in 1465, charter of Glencairn in 1467, sasine of Windiehill in 1468, & charter of Rocail in 1473 from the Duke of Albany, & charter of Drumjoan in 1475 from the King.

*(Information from the "Grierson Notes" manuscript by (Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson, Knight 1948, found in the Dumfries, Scotland Library ~ probably Ewart Library.)

*(Note 2) The inventory of Rockhall writs includes the following ~ ''"Imprimis, a Precept by Isobell Kirkpatrick, (Lady) Rockhall, for infefting Vedast Grierson, her son, in the lands of Rockhall, dated 4th may 1468."'' "The Tower is just east of the town of Dunscore, the churchyard of which served as the ancient burying ground for the Griersons of Lag, including the infamous Laird of Lag, "Auld Lag". ''(R. Terry notes ~ The churchyard where the "Laird of Lag" is buried is not the graveyard at Dunscore. He is buried at the "old Dunscore Graveyard," several miles southeast of Dunscore.)'' The name Vedast is cognate with the Old French "Vaast", as in Bishop St. Vaast of Arras ~ one of the two bishops who instructed Clovis in the Christian faith."

*'''Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag''' & his 1st wife, Margaret Glendonwyn had issue known, four, viz.:

*'''(1) Roger Grierson, 4th Lord of Lag''', born c1439, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died June, 1488, Sauchieburn, near Sterling, Scotland, is buried Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. (Roger took up arms against the King, was wounded at the Battle of Sauchieburn, near Sterling, fought on St. Barnabas' Day, June 11th, 1488, & died before July 26th, 1488. (Information from the "Grierson Notes" manuscript by (Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson, Knight, 1948, found in the Dumfries, Scotland Library ~ probably Ewart Library.)

*'''Roger Grierson, 4th Lord of Lag''', married 1stly Isabella Gordoun, born before 1460, Dumfries-shire, Sctland in 1473, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland & had issue, four known, viz.:
**(1) Cuthbert Grierson, born after 1473,
**(2) Roger Grierson, born after 1474, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland,
**(3) Robert Grierson, born after 1475,
**(4) Gilbert Grierson, born after 1476.

*'''Vedast (Vaast) Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag''' & his 1st wife, Margaret Glendonwyn had issue known, four, viz.:

*(2) Cuthbert Grierson, born after 1441, died 1513.
*(3) Vedast Grierson, born after 1442, died unknown.
*(4) Gilbert Grierson, born after 1443, died 1472; married Unknown but had issue one, known, viz.:
**(A) Annabella Grierson

'''Vedast Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag''', married 2ndly, Janet Glendonwym, born before 1460.

'''Grierson Origins ~ 16th century & Anglo-Scottish Wars ~ 4th Lord of Lag'''

*'''Roger Grierson, 4th Lord of Lag''', born c1439 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died June, 1488 in Sauchieburn, near Sterling, Scotland.

*(Note 1) '''Roger Grierson, 4th Lord of Lag''', took up arms against the King, was wounded at the Battle of Sauchieburn, near Sterling, fought on St. Barnabas' Day, June 11th, 1488, & died before July 26th, 1488. ''(Information from the "Grierson Notes" manuscript by (Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson, Knight, 1948, found in the Dumfries, Scotland Library ~ probably Ewart Library.)''

*(Note 2) Roger Grierson was the '''4th Lord of Lag.''' He got charter to Lag in 1473 from King James III. He was fatally wounded at the Battle of Sauchieburn. ''(Roger Grierson married Isabella Gordoun, who was born before 1460 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland on marriage date 1473 in Dumfries-shire, Scotland).''

*'''Roger Grierson, 4th Lord of Lag''' & his wife, (Isabella Gordoun) had issue four known, viz.:

*'''(A) Cuthbert Grierson, 5th Lord of Lag''', born after 1473; died before May 9th, 1513, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; he succeeded his father, & died in 1513, (had sasine of Lag October 10th, 1490 & of Rock Hall on May 2nd, 1505. He had died childless by May 9th, 1513 when his brother Roger Grierson inherited various tracts.) (Cuthbert Grierson had sasine of Lag October 10th, 1490 & of Rock Hall on May 2nd, 1505. He had died child-less by May 9th, 1513 when his brother Roger Grierson inherited various tracts.

*'''(B) Roger Grierson, (Lord WindieHill),''' his successor, born after 1474 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Agnes Douglas, daughter of James, 5th Baron, of Drumlanrig & was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England, September 9th, 1513. Agnes "Janet" "Jane" Douglas was born c1467 in Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

*(C) Robert Grierson, born after 1475, died after 1510, (acted for his brother Cuthbert Grierson on September 10th, 1510),
*(D) Gilbert Grierson, born after 1476, died (had a charter from his cousin William, Earl of Orkney, on 6 November 6th, 1486.)

'''Roger Grierson ~ The Lord of WindieHill'''

*''(Roger Grierson was Lord WindieHill. He had sasine of Windiehill, May 10th, 1513 & was killed at Battle of Flodden Field before he could succeed his brother, Cuthbert, to the Lordship of Lag. His first & second sons also died before becoming Lords of Lag, so his 3rd son became heir to Lag.)'' Roger Grierson was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England, September 9th, 1513.

*'''Roger Grierson, (Lord WindieHill), his successor, born after 1474''' & his wife, Agnes Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, 5th of Drumlanrig had issue known, five, viz.:

*(1) John Grierson, born c1490, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland, '''6th Lord of Lag,''' is reported to have died before July, 1559,
*(2) Cuthbert Grierson, born before 1498, was killed in battle, died 1514, married Isabel, & had issue two, viz.:
**(A) Roger Grierson,
**(B) John Grierson.
*(3) Gilbert Grierson, born before 1499, hailed from Collin & left issue, died before 1514,
*(4) Janet "Jonet" Grierson, born before 1514, married Thomas Kirkpatrick,
*(5) Margaret Grierson, born before 1514, married John Lindsay.

*'''(1) (Sir) John Grierson, born c1490, 6th Lord of Lag; died before July, 1559, married 1stly Nicola Herries''', & had at least, issue three, viz.:

*'''(Sir) John Grierson born c1490, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, 6th Lord of Lag'''. He served his uncle Cuthbert Grierson & got sasine of Lag on November 9th, 1514. He also had sasine of Rockhall on November 7th, 1514. He died before July, 1559, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; was the son of Roger Grierson, born after 1474, Dumfries-shire, Scotland & his mother Agnes (aka Janet, aka Jane) Douglas, born c1467, Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He married twice & had nine children, known. He married 1stly, Nicolas Herys, born before 1515 on marriage date, which was before March 12th, 1529.
**(A) (Sir) William Grierson, born c1529, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, '''7th Lord of Lag'''; died before March 9th, 1562; married 1stly Elizabeth Gordoun in 1550 & had issue.

* (20th August, 1548 ~ (Sir) William Grierson, '''7th Lord of Lag''' had Crown charter to lands in Ardis & Holmis, of Dalgarnok ~ both in Dumfres plus 'Betwixt the Waters' & Priestlands in Kirkudbright (Lag Charter no. 98). He had sasine to Lag 10th August, 1549 ~ 9th July, 1562. He was infefted as heir to the (Estate of Craigdarroch, Lag Charter no. 15), but was succeeded by his half-brother, Rodger on 5th June, 1566 (Lag Charter no. 129).
**'''(Sir) William Grierson, 7th Lord of Lag''' & his 1st wife, Elizabeth Gordoun had issue, known four, viz.:
***(1) Thomas Grier,
***(2) Alexander Grierson,
***(3) William Grierson, &
***(4) John Grierson.

*'''(Sir) John Grierson, 6th Lord of Lag, born c1490; died before July, 1559 & his 1st wife, Nicolas Herys''' had issue known, three, viz.:
**(B) Nicola Grierson, of Lag, born after 1529, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; who died by 1552, (d.s.p.), &
**(C) Janet Grierson, born after 1530, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

*''(Information from "Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and stem of the Irish Nation", by John O'Hart, Vol. II, pp. 234-236.)''

'''Grierson Origins ~ Lord WindieHill, 6th & 8th Lords of Lag'''

*'''(Sir) John Grierson, of Lag, born c1490; died before July, 1559 married 2ndly Egidia Kennedy''', born before 1535, Cullean, Ayrshire, Scotland; they married before August 20th, 1548, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. (Sir) John Grierson & his 2nd wife, Egidia Kennedy had issue, known six, viz.:
**'''(1) (Sir) Rodger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag''', was born c1520, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; (Rodger is reported to have died in August, 1593); however, he died in July, 1594, in the parish of Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He married 1stly to Helen Douglas born before 1560 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, of Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland on marriage date April 21st, 1566. Roger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag, married 2ndly Margaret Chalmers, born before 1578, identified in Lag Charter no. 147, dated November 22nd, 1592, but spelt Charlmer.

*''(Information from "Douglas Baronetage of Scotland, Pub 1790", "Burke's Peerage, British Authority", and "O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees, Irish and British.")''
**(2) John Grierson born before 1567, '''(hailed from Dalskaville and was the ancestor of the Griersons of Bargatton'''.), died after 1625, married Elizabeth Gordon.
**(3) (Sir) Thomas Grierson born before 1566, died after 1628, married Maisie Kirhaught before 1566, daughter of John Kirhaught. '''(Sir Thomas Grierson hailed from Dalgoner and left issue.)'''
**(4) Robert Grierson, married Agnes Maxwell,
**(5) Elizabeth Grierson, married James Lindsay,
**(6) Agnes Grierson, married John McBriar.

'''Grierson Origins ~ Lord WindieHill, 6th & 8th''' Lords of Lag

*'''Roger Grierson, (Lord WindieHill), his successor, born after 1474''' & his wife, Agnes Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, 5th of Drumlanrig had issue known, five, viz.:

*(2) Cuthbert Grierson, who died in 1516, married Isabel, & had at least, issue two known, viz.:
**(A) John Grierson, who married Isabel Gordon,
**(B) Roger Grierson, who is also reported to have died in 1564, married & was the father of, viz.:
***'''(1) John Grierson, Provincial of the Blackfriars''', born c1486, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, died 1566, EasterRoss, Scotland under the protection of Henry Sinclair.

*''(The National Archives of Scotland ~ Papers of the Earls of Morton ~ Country Code Great Britain ~ Rep. Code 234 ~ Repository is National Archives of Scotland ~ reference no. GD150/1154 ~ Title Transumpt by John Spittell, Parson of Snow, Provost of Kirk o' Field & official of St. Andrews, of an instrument of sasine of June 10th, 1519 (q.v.), following on a process at instance of John Greirsoun commenced before Martin Balfour, Spittell's predecessor ~ date September 12th, 1549 ~ Description Notary ~ Mr. George Makesoun, St. Andrews. [Seal.] Access Status (Open).''

*John Greyson or Grierson (Provincial friar of Blackfriars in Perth), c1526-59, appears in record as Gresone, gresoune, Greisoun, Greysoun, & Griersoun, the last his own signature (Milne, pp. 137, 232, 236). As John Greisoune he appears as (Professor) of sacred theology, 1557 (Friars Ayr, p. 96).

*'''Roger Grierson, (Lord WindieHill), his successor, born after 1474''' & his wife, Agnes Douglas, daughter of James Douglas, 5th of Drumlanrig had issue known, five, viz.:

*(3) Gilbert Grierson, of Collin, married Jane Maxwell, of the Kirkconnell family. They had a son who died (Cannon) of St. Peter's Church, Anderlecht, near" Brussells, Belgium in 1544.

*''(Information from "Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and stem of the Irish Nation", by John O'Hart, Vol. II, pp. 234-236.)''

*As well as being allies with the powerful House of Douglas the Clan Grierson were also allies with the Clan Maxwell. This alliance was necessary when Clan Maxwell & Clan Grierson both took on the Clan Johnstone at the Battle of Dryfe Sands on 6th December, 1593, which was consistent with border warfare.

'''Grierson Origins ~ 8th & 9th Lords of Lag'''

*'''(1) (Sir) Rodger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag''', (son of John Grierson born c1490, Dumfries-shire, Scotland & his wife, Egidia Kennedy, born before 1535, Cullean, Ayrshire, Scotland) was born c1520, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; (Rodger is reported to have died in August, 1593); however, he died in July, 1594, in the parish of Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Rodger Grierson married Helen Douglas, born before 1560, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland, of Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland on marriage date April 21st, 1566.

*''(Helen Douglas, born before 1560, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died 1578 ~ "Another source calls her Helena, daughter of John Montgomery, but she seems to have been his granddaughter. She was (Sir) James' first daughter by his second wife Christian, but he had three previous daughters. Lag Charter ~ app. #23 confirms wedding date & place & Helen's paternity." (William N. Greer, Wheaton, Illinois, 1995.)''

*'''Rodger Grierson was the 8th Lord of Lag'''. He succeeded his half brother, William Grierson, who had died without heir (Per precept of clare constat of 5th June, 1566 'Lag Charter'.) He also had sasine of Rock Hall and left three daughters by Helen Douglas.

*''(Edinburgh Commissary Court, CC8/8/40 dated 1st of June, 1605 ~ testament dative ~ of Rodger Greirone, of Lag within the parish of Dunscore, died July, 1594, given up by (Sir) William Greirsone, now of Lag, eldest lawful son to the deceased.)''

*'''Rodger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag & Helen Douglas, had issue, three, known, viz.:'''

*'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', (eldest lawful son of Rodger Grierson, of Lag, 8th Lord of Lag), was born c1567; died January 29th, 1629, 9th Lord of Lag, married on May 9th, 1593, Dumfries-shire, Scotland & had issue; was buried February 17th, 1629, Old Dunscore Church Cemetery, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.

*''(Williame Greirsone, (Sir) of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, dated August 11th, 1629 ~ Testament testamentar ~ (Sir) William Greirsone, of Lag ~ died January, 1629, eldest lawful son is Robert Greirsone ~ other children are minors ~ they are William Greirsone, James Greirsone, & "Alex" Greirsone & Johne & his daughter is (Lady) Craigdarroche ~ Scottishdocuments.com ~ reference CC5/6/1, of Williame Greirsone, number of pages five; available yes ~ additional information ~ (Sir), of Lag, Knight ~ Testament Testamentar ~ Dumfries Court Commissary.)''
*(2) Susanna Grierson, born c1569, married Robert Crichton, &
*(3) Grisel Grierson, born c1571, married Alexander Gordon, born in Kirkconnell, & identified in Lag Charter app. no 27 confirms the date of the marriage contract of Grisel Grierson & her spouse.
*(4) A daughter Grierson, born c1573.

''Sources: (a) the 1962 Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, Inc, (page 24, # 1364, Robert Alan Temple), Washington, D.C. & (b) other notes and charts from Lois Temple, Dublin, Virginia, U.S.A., (c) "Douglas Baronetage of Scotland, Pub 1790", "Burke's Peerage, British Authority", & "O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees, Irish and British."''

Rodger Grierson, of Lag, 8th Lord, married 2ndly to Margaret Chalmers, born before 1578 as (noted on 22nd November, 1592 in Lag Charter no. 147 ~ Hamilton-Grierson's calender) which identifies her as Roger's spouse, but spells her surname as Chalmer.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 9th Lord of Lag & his family, (Sir) William Grierson'''

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 debatable 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).

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(1) Agnes Grierson,''' "6th child of (Sir) William Grierson, of Lag & Nicola Maxwell", was born before 1599, & had a marriage contract with John Laurie, of Maxwellton, who was baptised on September 21st, 1609, Dumfries, Scotland; marriage contract was dated November 20th, 1630, & she died February 3rd, 1664. John Laurie was born in Kilquhonnedie. The wedding date is actually that of marriage contract mentioned in Lag Charter app. no. 26.

*''(Witnesses to the marriage contract dated 20th November, 1630 between John Laurie, of Maxwellton & Agnes Grierson, daughter & sixth child of (Sir) William Grierson, of Lag & Nicola Maxwell were: (consent given by (Sir) Robert Grierson, Agnes’ brother), William Grierson, of Bargaltoun & his brother, & receipt for the dowry was signed Whit 1631 by John Grier (aka Grierson), of Estate of Capenoch, Lancelot Grier (aka Grierson), of Dalkeith, James Grier (aka Grierson) in Dalgoner. At the baptism of John Laurie above - 21st September, 1609 at Dumfries one of the witnesses was Cudbert Greir, (Merchant burgess) of Dumfries. Agnes Grierson died 3rd February, 1664 ~ Will confirmed 26th January, 1665. She owned the lands of Kirkbride in Keir, adjacent to the lands of Fleuchlarg (have not included all the page references).''

*Agnes Grierson & John Laurie had issue known, one, viz.:

*''Note: "Robert Laurie, born c1641; died 1698; eldest son of John Laurie, inherited the family's ambitious streak. At 16 years of age he wrote a moralistic story about a thief and also some Latin verses. He was obviously making plans for the future when signing Dux Robertus Laurie and Roi Robertus Laurie Est. several times in different styles. Sadly the book was lost during the 1950's. He was knighted on the 21st March 1685 by King James 7th of Scotland, James 2nd of England." (Moniaive & The Parish of Glencairn (visitors' booklet) by Jacquie Field, 1989, p. 14.)'' He married Mary Dalzell & had issue known, two, viz.: (1) Mary Laurie, (2) Agnes Laurie.

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(2) Helena Grierson''', born before 1597, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. "Helena married eldest son of James Douglas, of Mousewald in 1615, son of (Sir) James Douglas, of Drumlanrig." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburgh, Scotland & a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple.) James Douglas was born in Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, May 9th, 1621 in Rockhall.
*'''(3) (Lady) Sara Grierson''', born before 1598, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, died in Scotland, was of Craigdarroch, married 1631 to William Fergusson, of Craigdarroch. Marriage contract dated 9th May, 1621." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburgh, Scotland & a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple.)

*''The Marriage Home of Annie Laurie (the heroine of 'the world's greatest love-song') who married Alexander Fergusson, 14th Laird of Craigdarroch, on 29th August, 1710, & lived there for 33 years. The first Fergusson of Craigdarroch on record was Jonkyne, who flourished in the 14th century. Robert, his descendant in the 6th generation, married (Lady) Janet Cunningham, daughter of the 4th Earl of Glencairn of Maxwelton, in 1537 & their marriage stone, with the shakefork of the Cunninghams, is to be seen with the other carved stones on the base of the old tower of Craigdarroch. The upper part of the tower was demolished when the present early 18th century house was built. Their eldest grandson, Thomas, married in 1609 (marriage stone), but died soon after, without inheriting. His younger brother, Robert, married Jean, daughter of the 6th Earl of Cunningham, & their son, '''William Fergusson, married Sarah Grierson, daughter of (Sir) William Grierson of Lag, in 1621''', & their marriage stone, with the three cushions and star of the Griersons, is also to be seen. Robert was Member of Parliament for Dumfriesshire, as were also his son, his grandson, & his great-grandson.''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(4) Isabel Grierson''', b. c1604, "Isabel, married Edward Maxwell, of Lagan in 1629." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburg, Scotland and a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple.) & they had issue known, viz.:
**(1) Edward Maxwell.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 9th Lord of Lag & his family, (Sir) William Grierson'''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(5) John Grierson,''' born before 1601, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died before 1638; John Grier, of the Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries, Scotland. Signs himself "Master of Capenoch." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburgh, Scotland & a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple.) John Grierson hailed from Capenoch. He left a son and a daughter. He witnessed a charter on May 9th, 1621, thus should have been born earlier than 1601." (William N. Greer, Illinois.)

*''(John Grierson, 2nd Son, was of Capenoch failed to produce a male heir so upon his death (before 1638) the estate was inherited by his brother James Grierson or Grier or Greer, (Sir) William Grierson's fourth son. On June 22nd, 1655, James Grierson, or Grier was succeeded by his eldest son, John Grierson or Grier who acquired more property as the years advanced. Eventually John Grierson, aka Grier, was himself succeeded on December 2nd, 1687 by James Grierson or Grier, the only one of his ten sons to survive childhood. When this James Grierson or Grier died in December, 1717, he was not survived by a male heir & the Estate of Capenoch passed out of Greer hands.) Notes by William N. Greer''

*''(Sources: (1) Dumfries Court Commissary Wills ~ CC5/6/9 ~ 10th December, 1725 ~ Testament dative ~ of Stephen, brother of the now deceased James Greirson, of Capenoch ~ died May, 1690 made & given up by Nicolas Grierson, Anna Grierson, Jannet Grierson, Henrietta Grierson & Agnes Griersons, sisters germain to the deceased Stephen Grierson & Mr. Andrew Ewart, (Minister) of the Gospel at Kells, husband of the said Agnes Grierson.)''

*''(Scottishdocuments.com - reference CC5/6/8, of James Greirson, number of pages (5); available yes ~ of the Estate of Capenoch ~ Testament Testamentar ~ Dumfries Court Commissary. James Grierson, of Capenoch, Scotland, dated October 28th, 1718 ~ Testament Testamentar ~ James Grierson, of Capenoch, died December, 1717. Executor named is his relict, Catherine Sharp who is to be tutor to his daughter, Susanna Greirson their only lawful child. Inventory states that there is resting owing to the deceased by Andrew Grierson (Chirurgeon) ~ bond granted 21st April, 1708. Will names Susanna Greirson as his executor & her tutors & curators to be (Sir) Walter Lawrie, of Maxwelltoun, William Greirson (younger) of Lag - Mr. Charles Erskine, of Barjarg Tower Estate, Mr. George Sharp, of Hodain advocate, John Maxwell, of Steelston & Catherine Sharp, his spouse.)''

*''(Marriage contract between Mary Laurie, daughter of Robert Laurie, 1st Baronet (1641-1698) & Mary Dalzell, his first wife & James Grierson, of Capenoch in 1686.)''

*John Grierson & Catherine Sharp had issue known, one, viz.:
**(A) Susanna Grierson, married (Sir) Thomas Kirkpatrick, of Closeburn. ''(Edinburgh Marriage Register, 1701-1750 ~ Susanna Grierson to (Sir) Thomas Kirkpatrick, 22nd January, 1727.)''

*''(The National Archives of Scotland ~ Papers of the family of Kirkpatrick, of Closeburn, Dumfries-shire ~ Country Code Great Britain ~ repository is National Archives of Scotland, reference No. GD19/150 ~ Title Instrument of resignation in the hands of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Baronet, in favour of Susanna Grierson, only child of deceased James Grierson, of Capenoch, of the lands of Capenoch in the parish of Keir & Shaws of Dalgarnock following on marriage-contract dated 5th March, 1709 between said James Grierson & Catherine Sharp, his spouse, & general retour in favour of said Susanna Grierson, dated 8th October, 1718, dated June 6th, 1724 ~ Access Status (Open).''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(6) Alexander Grierson, hailed from Barnbachill''', born before 1599, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, died 1655, Scotland; married Margaret Glen. May 12th, 1629 dated in (Lag Charter no. 209) has him witnessing sasine of (Sir) Robert Greirsoun, his brother.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 9th Lord of Lag & his family, (Sir) William Grierson'''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''''(7) (Sir) James Grierson or Grier or Greer, Knight'''''', born c1604, Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died c1666, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,

*''"(Sir) James Grierson, or Greir or Grier, aka Greer, Knight, of the Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire & Rock Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland, 5th son of (Sir) William Grierson or Grier, succeeded his brother, John Grierson in the Estate of Capenoch. In a discharge, dated 1630, James Grierson, aka Grier, Greir, & Greer signs Grier & his brother, Alexander Grierson (of Barnbachill, born before 1599) signs his surname as Grierson. (Sir) James Grierson, aka Greer, died in 1666. (Sir) James Grierson or Grier married Mary Brown, daughter of the (Reverend) John Browne, M. A., of Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, first minister after the Reformation; & widow of Thomas Grierson or Grier of Barjarg Tower Estate, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. John Grierson, of Barjarg Tower Estate married Grizel Kirkpatrick, daughter of Robert Kirkpatrick, of Closeburn by his wife Grizel Baillie, daughter of (Sir) William Baillie, of Lannington, Member of Parliament, by Grizel Hamilton his wife, daughter of (Sir) Claude Hamilton, of Elieston, brother of James, 1st Earl of Abercorn, ancestor of the Duke of Abercorn." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland & a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple. Note by R. Terry: I am not sure what the connection is between Mary Browne or Thomas Grierson to the above mentioned John Grierson.)''

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ CC5/17/61 ~ Warrants of Deeds 1706 ~ Last Will & Testament of John Grierson, of Barjarg Tower Estate ~ nominates Grisel Kirkpatrick, his wife as executor. Will written by his eldest son, John Grierson. His other children will be in pupilarity when he died ~ they are '''Homer Grierson, Robert Grierson, Thomas Grierson, Sara Grierson & Katherine Grierson'''. Grisel Kirkpatrick is to look after their interests until they reach the age of 14. If she marries again, then the executors are to be Robert Grierson, of Lag, (Sir) Thomas Kirkpatrick, of Closeburn, Thomas Laurie, eldest son to (Sir) Robert Laurie, of Maxwelltoun, James Grierson, of Capenoch, John Douglas, of Stenhouse, John Maxwell, of Middlebie & William Charters, of Bridgemuir. Dated 6th October, 1691 ~ at Barjarg Tower Estate.)''

*''(Grizzell Kirkpatrick, wife of deceased John Greirson, of Barjarg Tower Estate, Scotland ~ April 25th, 1716 - Executor ~ Grizzell Kirkpatrick, relict of deceased John Greirson, of Burjarg (not Barjarg as in index) died December, 1712 ~ executor ~ Katherine Greirson her lawful daughter, spouse to Mr. John Nisbit, (Minister) of New Abbey. In her account ~ resting owing ~ there are a number of debts owed to her by Robert Greirson, third lawful son to the said John Greirson in Burjarg (Tower Estate) amongst which was her equipping him for Dyetting in London, England & also for 'ane East Indian voyage.' In her Will she names Katherine Greirson now spouse to Mr. John Nisbit her only executor ~ dated ~ 10th December, 1712.)''

'''Thomas Grierson purchased Barjarg Tower Estate, near Auldgirth, Dumfries, Scotland in 1587'''

*Thomas Grierson purchased Barjarg Tower Estate near Auldgirth, Dumfries, Scotland in the year 1587 from John, (Earl) of Morton.

''(The Barjarg Tower Estate history of the Griersons & allied families is essentially correct, but lacks cohesion due to large gaps & definitive proof of authorship, but it is apparently written by the same family, although portions of it are not documented.)''
*Thomas Grierson & Helen Crichton had at least, issue three, viz.:

*(1) Thomas Grierson, married Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, eldest daughter of John Kirkpatrick, of Glenesland (Glenesland later called Chapell) (sister of Robina Kirkpatrick), on the marriage date of July 5th, 1617,
*(2) James Grierson, of Penfillan married in 1598 to Robina Kirkpatrick 2nd daughter of & co-heiress of John Kirkpatrick, of Braes, sister of Elizabeth Kirkpatrick above,
*(3) Robert Grierson.

*Thomas Grierson & Elizabeth Kirkpatrick had at least, issue one, viz.:
**(A) Thomas Grierson who died c1646, married Sarah Brown, daughter of the (Reverend) John Brown, of Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

'''Thomas Grierson (died c1646), son of Thomas Grierson (died 1628) & Elizabeth Kirko'''

*'''Thomas Grierson & Sarah Brown had issue, known five, viz.:'''

*''(Notations by Diane Baptie, 1990 ~ I had a look at the Dumfries Sasines Index as the Barjarg Tower mystery was bothering me. I am sure FASTI is all wrong ~ have found it so in the past. Anyhow, the sasines clear it all up. Sarah Brown, wife of Thomas Grierson or Grier, of Barjarg Tower, 'younger' was the daughter of John Brown, (Minister) of Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. She then appears to have re-married to James Grierson, of Capenoche. Thomas [see Thos. d. 1628] Grierson, younger’s father was Thomas Grierson & his mother was Elizabeth Kirko.
'''Thomas Grierson & Sarah Brown had Sarah Grierson & Jean Grierson & the next Grierson, of Barjarg Tower was Robert Grierson, so he must be the son & heir.'''
*(1) Rosina Grierson, listed in Dumfries, in the register of Sasines, 1672-1702 as Rosina Grierson, daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg Tower Estate, June 22nd, 1680, vol. 3, folio 52; county or Sheriffdom of Dumfries, Scotland,
*(2) Sarah Grierson, daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg Tower ~ 22nd June, 1680; Sarah Grierson, daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg & spouse of John Grierson (Dumfries-shire Sasines Index),
*(3) Barbara Grierson, (Dumfries-shire Sasines Index ~ Barbara Grierson, daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg Tower - 22nd June, 1680),
*(4) Janet Grierson, who married William Murray, of Murraythwaite, July, 1646; (Dumfries-shire Sasines Index ~ Janet Grierson, daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg Tower ~ 22nd June, 1680,
*(5) Helen Grierson daughter of Thomas Grierson, of Barjarg, spouse of Robert Hunter in (Bardenoch in Keir) - 22nd June, 1680, Dumfries-shire Sasines Index)

*''(To meet the pecuniary needs of these daughters, Thomas Grierson sold Barjarg Tower Estate to John Grierson, of Nether Keir, & his family thereafter took the designation "of Barjarg.")''

'''John Grierson who married Catherine Sharp & their family in Barjarg Tower'''

*'''(A) John Grierson, of Barjarg & Nether Keir,''' who married Catherine Sharp & had issue known, two, viz.:

* (Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds, Obligation ~ William Stit in Snead to John Grierson, of Barjarg ~ 7th May, 1698.)

* (Dumfries-shire Sasines Index ~ Katherine Sharp, spouse of John Grierson, of Barjarge Tower Estate ~ 4th May, 1699.)
**(1) Grizel Grierson, who married Charles Erskine, 3rd son of (Sir) Charles Erskine, of Alva who was the 4th son of John, 8th Earl of Morton, elected Member of Parliament for Dumfries-shire in 1722, 1727, & 1734. Appointed (Solicitor General) for Scotland in 1725. Appointed (Lord of Sessions) in 1742 & took the title of Lord Tinwald from an estate which he had purchased. Appointed (Lord Justice Clerk) in 1748; died 5th April, 1763.

*Grizel Grierson, (eldest daughter of John Grierson & Catherine Sharp) & Charles Erskine had issue, two known, viz.:
**(A) James Erskine, of Barjarg Tower Estate ~ he became Lord of Sessions in 1761 & took the title of Lord Barjarg which he afterwards changed to Alva. He sold the Barjarg Tower property to the (Reverend) Andrew Hunter, Doctor of Divinity, of Abottshill, Ayrshire in 1772; died May 13th, 1796, aged 74 years.
**(B) Christian Erskine was born on the 30th of December, 1715.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 9th Lord of Lag & his family, (Sir) William Grierson'''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(7) (Sir) James Grierson or Grier or Greer, Knight''', born c1604, Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died c1666, Dumfries-shire, Scotland,

*''(Sir) James Grierson, aka Grier, or Greer, son of (Sir) William Grierson or Grier or Greir & his wife, Nichola (nee Maxwell) Grierson was designated as of "The Rock & Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland". He was born c1604; died in 1666. In 1626, he married Mary Browne, daughter of the (Reverend) John Browne, of Glencairn, & was, at the time of this marriage, the widow of Thomas Grierson, Grier or Greer, of Barjang Tower Estate of the same county. From this (Sir) James Grierson or Grier, aka Greer, originated the several Greer branches known as of Tullylagen, Grange & Sea Park in Ireland. Many of these accepted the Quaker faith & removed to Ireland.)''

*(Sir) James Grierson or Greir, aka Greer & Mary (nee Brown) Grier, had issue known, three, viz.:
**(A) James Grierson, aka Grier, or Greer,
**(B) Henry Grierson, aka Grier, or Greer, &
**(C) Ann Grierson, aka Grier or Greer.

*(Sir) James Grierson or Grier & Mary Browne are also reported to have had issue, viz.:
**(1) Henry Greer, born c1627 in the Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
**(2) John Grier, born in the Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
**(3) James Greer, born c1627 in Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
**(4) Anne Grier, born 1633
**(5) Nicola Grier, born in the Estate of Capenoch, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

'''Grierson Origins ~ The 9th Lord of Lag & his family, (Sir) William Grierson'''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(8) Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth''', born after 1604, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; married & had issue; (died before June 10th, 1656) Assignation ~ Jean Thomson, relict of Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth to (A) John Greirson her son for 2,000 merks in a bond granted by the Earl of Galloway dated 10th June, 1656 registered 15th September, 1658.

*Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth & his wife, Jean Thomson had issue known, one, viz.:
**(A) John Grierson,

*''(County Dumfries, Sasines ~ (1) Robert Grierson (alive on March 10th, 1721), grandson of Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth ~ sasine dated 1st of October, 1715.) He was apparently the son of John Grierson, son of Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth, & his wife, Jean Thomson.''

*''(On 6th August, 1630 (Lag Charter no. 214), James Greirsone, brother of (Sir) Robert Greirsone, of Lag, witnessed his brother, Lancelot Greirsone's sasine to Dalskairth.)''

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ Assignation - Jean Thomson, relict of John Grierson, lawful son to umqle (deceased) Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairth to Thomas McCalla in Glendering - 20th March, 1644 registered in November, 1671.)''

'''William Grierson, hailed from Breoco & his family, son of (Sir) Wm. Grierson, 9th Lord of Lag'''

'''(1) (Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', 9th Lord of Lag married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.:

*'''(9) William Grierson, hailed from Breoco''', was born before 1600 in Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He left 2 sons, but neither sired children.

*'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', born before 1598, Dumfries-shire, Scotland was of Lag, 1st Son of (Sir) William Grierson, of Lag, 9th Lord of Lag & his wife, Nicola Maxwell, who succeeded, born 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, May, 1622, & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known. August 21st, 1622 (dated in Lag Charter no. 200) has (Sir) Robert Grierson party to a contract with his father & refers to him as "Robert, now (Sir) Robert Greirsoun".

'''16th century descendants of Grierson Clan Chief, (Sir) Robert Grierson, born 1598'''

'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, born in Cockpool, marriage date May, 1622, & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known., viz.:

*(1) Lancelot Grierson, who died after October 11th, 1697,

*(2) Gilbert Grierson, married Jean Douglas,

*''(Bond - Jean Grierson, relict of the deceased Lancelot Grierson, of Dalskairthe to Gilbert Grierson, son to the deceased (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Scotland of 350 merks dated 2nd March, registered 8th June, 1659.)''

*(3) William Grierson, of Barquhar, 2nd Son, born c1626; died after 6th December, 1665; married contract with Margaret Douglas (born 1633) dated June 26th, 1654, & had issue known, three, viz.:

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ September, 1675 ~ Tack ~ William Grierson, of Barrwhar, Tutor of Lag, to James Watson, of Collin ~ 26th October, 1658.)''
**(A) Lancelot Grierson, 2nd Son, born c1659,
**(B) Margaret Grierson, only daughter known, born c1661,
**'''(C) (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, "Auld Lag", (1st or eldest surviving son of William, of Barquhar), 1st Baronet of Lag, born 1657; died 29th December, 1733'''; married Henrietta Douglas, sister germain of William Douglas, the Earl of Queensberry.

*''(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.)''

'''16th century descendants of Grierson Clan Chief, (Sir) Robert Grierson, born 1598'''

'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, marriage date May, 1622, & & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known, viz.:

*'''(4) (Chief) (Sir) John Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded & died (he is said to have died in both March & April, 1658), however it is clear by the Lag Retour (or Return) that he died February 26th, 1658, married 1stly Isabel Boyd ~ it not known by this compiler if there were any children by that union; he married 2ndly Jean Fleming through a marriage contract dated 19th October, 1641, & had issue.

*''(Lag Retour ~ states that (Sir) John Grierson, father to the said Robert Grierson, died 26th February, 1658, vested).''

*''(John Greirsone, March 8th, 1659 ~ CC5/6/3, pages 2 ~ Dumfries Commissary Court. (Sir) Knight, of Lag. Testament Dative & Inventory.)''

*''A Seventeenth Century Inquest ~ How extensive were those estates is shown in a document, one of a number found at Balnagown Castle & deciphered by the writer. It is a parchement about a yard square, written closely & is interesting & peculiar in several respects. It is the retour or return of an inquest held on the death of a proprietor into the particulars of property & the right of succession of the next of kin; Omissions are here indicated ..& notes interjected by []... ~ This inquisition....in the Tolbuith of Edinburgh, 11th February, 1659, before John Howie & Harie Quyet, twa of the 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) John Grierson, father to the said Robert Grierson, died 26th February, 1658, vested.... in the sevin merk land of Lag & Makcranshill, with tour [tower], fortalice, mylnes, etc.)''

'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, born in Cockpool, marriage date May, 1622, & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known., viz.:

*(5) Robert Grierson, in Castlephairn, parish of Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, Scotland who married twice, (1) Margaret McRorisone & (2) Elspeth Gordon.

*Robert Grierson in Castlephairn & Margare McRorisone had issue known, three, viz.:

*(1) Robert Greir,
*(2) Marie Greir, &
*(3) Isobell Greir.

*Robert Grierson in Castlephairn & Elspeth Gordon had issue known, two, viz.:

*(4) Alexander "Alex" Greirsone, &
*(5) Margaret Greirsone.

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Wills, CC5/6/2 ~ 27th April, 1642 ~ Testament testamentar ~ of Robert Greirsone, in Castlephairn, parish of Glencairn, Dumfries-shire, Scotland ~ died July, 1641 or thereby. He was married twice, 1stly his wife was Margaret McRorisone, & by her he had Robert Greir, Marie Greir, & Isobell Greir. His brother germain, John Greirsone, of Lag is to be their overseer. His second wife is Elspeth Gordon & by her had Alexander "Alex" Greirsone & Margaret Greirsone. Their tutor is to be Alexander Gordon, of Knockgray, his father-in-law, & their overseer is to be (Viscount) Kenmure.)''

'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, born in Cockpool, marriage date May, 1622, & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known., viz.:

*(6) (Sir) Rodger Grierson, of Lag, born c1624, (who died after 1690, before Feb. 7th, 1693),
*(7) James Grierson, of Larglanglie, 3rd Son, born c1630; died March, 1671).

*''Dumfries-shire Court Commissiary Deeds ~ (CC5/15/4 ~ July, 1679 - Bond of Provision - the said Gilbert Grierson to his spouse dated 10th May, 1664 ~ His wife was Jean Douglas. She had 1,000 m. tocher. Witnesses his brothers - James Grierson, of Larglanglie & Lancelot Grierson.)''

'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, born in Cockpool, marriage date May, 1622, & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known., viz.:

*(8) Elizabeth Grierson,
*(9) Agnes Grierson,
*(10) Helen Grierson,
*(11) Margaret Grierson,
*(12) Jean Grierson,
*(13) Nicholas Grierson.

'''17th century, & Chief (Sir) William Grierson or Grier, 9th Lord of Lag'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) William Grierson or Grier''', of Lag; married Nicola Maxwell, (Lady) Herries, (1578-1605), daughter of (Sir) John Maxwell, (Lord) Herries, (1512-1583) & his wife, (Lady) Agnes Herries, (1534-1594), & had issue, five lawful, & five not lawful, viz.: ~ issue no 10 was, who succeeded.

*''(The National Archives of Scotland ~ Supplementary Warrants & Parliamentary Papers Box of Additional Parliamentary Papers ~ Country Code Great Britain ~ Rep. Code 234 ~ Repository National Archives of Scotland ~ reference no. PA7/23/2/39 ~ Title Letter from Lord Ogiluy to the lairds of Lag, elder & younger, warning them of the resentment entertained against them for their part in the capture of the Earl of Queensberry. Dumfries 31st August, 1645 ~ dated 31st August, 1645 ~ Access Status (Open). Former Reference State Paper 182.)''

*'''(10) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded, born before 1598, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland; died prior to February 21st, 1654, Lag Estate, Dumfries, Scotland. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag married Margaret Murray, marriage date May, 1622, & & had issue of thirteen children, six daughters & seven sons known ~ issue no. 4 was, who succeeded:
**'''(4) (Chief) (Sir) John Grierson''', of Lag, 1st Son, who succeeded & died (he is said to have died in both March & April, 1658), however it is clear by the Retour that he died February 26th, 1658, married 1stly Isabel Boyd ~ it not known by this compiler if there were any children by that union; he married 2ndly Jean Fleming through a marriage contract dated 19th October, 1641, & had issue with Jean Fleming, known, six, viz.:
***(1) Agnes Grierson,
***(2) Issobell Grierson,
***(3) Jean Grierson, of Lag who married William Murray, of Cockpool,
***(4) Margaret Grierson, of Lag who married (Sir) James CarMichael, of Bonnytoun,
***(5) Nicolas Grierson, of Lag, b. c1650 who married David Scott (1645-1718), of Scotstarvet,
***'''(6) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', born c1648; died March 17th, 1666, (d.s.p.) in Bath, Somerset, England.

'''17th century & Chief (Sir) John Grierson, of Lag'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) John Grierson''', of Lag, who died March, 1658, married Isabel Boyd & it not known by this compiler if there were any children by that union. (Chief) (Sir) John Grierson then had a marriage contract dated 19th October, 1641, with Jean FLEMING, & had issue, six, viz.:
*(listed as issue no. 6) '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', the only son of Jean Fleming & (Sir) John Grierson (died March, 1658) was commissoned by Oliver Cromwell to serve heir, & infeft 1658, died (Robert died) at Bath, [Somerset, England], on March 17th, 1666 (d.s.p.) & was succeeded by his cousin, '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, (born 1657), 1st Baronet, created March 25th, 1685. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', born c1648; died 1666, d.s.p. & his siblings were, Nicolas (b c1650), Agnes & Issobell (Testament Dative, 7th December, 1658).

During the Civil War the Griersons were staunch [[Cavalier|Royalist]] supporters. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag was particularly diligent in attempting to crush the [[Covenanters]] who worshiped illegally in the south west of [[Scotland]].
'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, "Auld Lag", 1st Baronet was born in 1657, at the Farm of Barquhar, in Dumfries-shire, Scotland; he died on December 29th, 1733, at the Estate of Rockhall, in Collin, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, he was buried on the 31st day of December, 1733, Old Dunscore Parish church cemetery. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', born 1657, was the son of William Grierson, of Barquhar, who had a marriage contract with Margaret Douglas, dated the 26th day of June, 1654. William is reported to be the older sibling of James Grierson of Larglanglie (who died March, 1671) (Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition).
*''A memorial was erected by his descendant '''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson''', 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall in 1897 (a plague inserted at the base reads S 1646 D. W.G. W.M.). It was said that '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 1st Baronet, "Auld Lag" was "so hated" that it was not until this time (1897) that a marker could be erected, for fear of it being vandalised.''

'''17th century & James Grierson, of Larglanglie'''

James Grierson of Larglanglie, born c1630; died March, 1671; married Margaret Corsane (died after January, 1690), daughter of John Corsane, of the Estate of Meikleknox, in Scotland on marriage date November 16th, 1666 & had issue, known, six, viz.:

*(1) (Captain) Johne Grierson, of Larglanglie, born c1667; died 1721,
*'''(2) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', who is widely reported to have died on May 22nd, 1729; married Agnes McBurnie on September 14th, 1697 & had issue, listed below.
*(3) Gilbert Grierson,
*(4) Margaret Grierson,
*(5) Jean Grierson, died before 1747,
*(6) Helen Grierson, married Robert Grierson, late baillie in Edinburgh, Scotland, & she died before December 3rd, 1750.

*''(Edinburgh Court Commissary Wills, CC8/8/89 ~ 30th April, 1723 ~ Robert Grierson, (Merchant) & late baillie Edinburgh ~ testament dative ~ he died 11th February, 1723 ~ relict is Helen Greirson. '''Robert Grierson was the son of Thomas Grierson of Snipe (Snyre?). ''' Helen was daughter of James Grierson, of Larglanglie ~ contract of marriage dated 4th June, 1703. Robert Grierson’s brother was '''Mr. James Grierson, (Minister) in the College Kirk, of Edinburgh''', Midlothian, Scotland).''

*''(Sources: (1) Dumfries Court Commissary Wills: CC5/6/5/ 26th May, 1674 ~ James Grearsone, of Larglanglie, Tutor of Lagg - died March, 1671. Testament dative - made & given up by Margaret Corsane, his relict in name of Johne, James, Gilbert, Margaret, Jean, & Helen Grearsones, lawful bairns.)''

*''(Repository National Library of Scotland ~ Title Lanlarg Deeds, dates 1440-1813 ~ Description Title-deeds of the ''(lands of Langlarg, called the fifty shilling land of Nether Larg or Larglanglee, in the parish of Urr),'' with other documents, all relating to those lands, 1440-1813. All the deeds are described in the Inventory of 1813 (Ch. 2584). Ch. 2544-53 are accompanied by modern summaries. Access Status: (Open).''

*''(Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds SC15/58/10 ~ 14th December, 1750 (made 1747) - this was different to the entry in the minute book ~ '''Disposition & Assignation to Helen Grierson''' in favour of James Grierson, Thomas Grierson, Margaret Grierson & Catharine Grierson. Helen Grierson is the relict of Robert Grierson, late baillie in Edinburgh, Scotland. Alexander Ferguson, of Craigdarroch was due to pay her & her sister Jean (now deceased) money - various other bonds listed. Helen Grierson, dispones all to Margaret Grierson in liferent & whom failing to Catharine, lawful children of her deceased brother germain James Grierson, of Dalgoner. She leaves 1000 merks to his two sons, James Grierson, of Dalgoner & Thomas Grierson of Larbreck. She also leaves 1/2 dozen silver teaspoons, a silver jug, her best looking glass & a chest of table drawers to James Grierson, of Dalgoner - dated at Dumfries, 16th July, 1747. 3rd December, 1750, James Grierson signed a receipt for his bequest as did Thomas Grierson, of Larbreck, so she must have died by then.)''

'''18th century & James Grierson, of Dalgoner'''

'''(2) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', who is widely reported to have died on May 22nd, 1729; married Agnes McBurnie, daughter of Thomas McBurnie, on marriage date September 14th, 1697 & had issue known, eight, viz.:

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ September, 1687 ~ Bond ~ Margaret Corsan, relict of James Grierson, of Larglanglie to Agnes McBirnie, daughter to Thomas McBirnie, (Merchant) in Dumfries - 30th May, 1683.)''

*(1) Gilbert Grierson, died after November 13th, 1728,
*(2) John Grierson, of Castlemaddie (b. ca. 1704 - died after March, 1730), (Merchant) in Dumfries, Scotland,
*'''(3) Thomas Grierson, of Larbreck''' (born 1709, Dalgonar Estate, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; died on May 8th, 1774, aged 65, at Larbreck Estate, near Dumfries, in the Parish of Kirkpatrick-Irongray, Scotland),

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds ~ CC5/17/156 - 1801 ~ Testament of Thomas Greirson, of Larbreck - made 20th July, 1791 - wife is Elisabeth Ewart. He names his executor as his eldest son, James Grierson at present, merchant in Augusta - he leaves his land in the parish of Irongray, Kirkcudbright-shire to him. He leaves £100 to his second son, Thomas Grierson & £100 to his son William Grierson & £100 to his son, Robert Grierson.). Codicil - 10th September, 1791 ~ if James Grierson is absent at his death, then William Grierson is to be factor. Note: The dates above (the year), must be transcribed wrongly, & should more than likely be dated 1771, because Thomas Grierson, the elder died in 1774, & (Colonel) James Grierson, of Augusta, was dead by 1781, so then it must have been 1771.''

*(4) Margaret Grierson (1st daughter),
*(5) Katherine Grierson (2nd daughter),
*(6) Helen Grierson (3rd daughter),
*(7) Jean Grierson (4th daughter), and finally
*'''(8) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''' who was born in 1699, died June 9th, 1768; married Janet Agnes Brodie, born 1719; died January 5th, 1774, & had issue.

*''(Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds, Warrants ~ SC15/58/4 ~ March, 1730 - Contract & Agreement - James Grierson & John Grierson ~ they are James Grierson, of Dalgoner & John Grierson, (Merchant) in Dumfries ~ they appear to be sons of Agnes McBurnie & involve her liferent rights to property. James Grierson mentions his sister, Katherine Grierson & Thomas Grierson, his brother & Margaret Grierson his other sister.)''

*''(Dumfries, Court Sheriff Deeds, Warrants ~ SC15/58/6 ~ Also found 30th September, 1742 ~ Disposition & Assignation - (Lady) Dalgoner to Catherine Grierson & Margaret Griersons her daughters ~ she is Agnes McBurnie, relict of James Grierson, of Dalgonner ~ Margaret Grierson is the eldest daughter & Catherine Grierson is the second eldest & she leaves them her household plenishings & some money ~ Her brother was Robert McBurnie, writer in Dumfries.)''

'''18th century & James Grierson, of Dalgoner'''

'''(8) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''' who was born in 1699, died June 9th, 1768; married Janet Agnes Brodie, born 1719; died January 5th, 1774, & had issue known, five, viz.:
*(1) Katherine Grierson,
*(2) Margaret Grierson,
*(3) Helen Grierson,
*(4) William Grierson & finally,
*'''(5) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', born November 1st, 1755; died February 27th, 1845, NewCastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, aged 89 years; married Helen Morison, born February 8th, 1762; died August 30th, 1793, Dalgoner Estate, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was also reported to have died on 17th March, 1848 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England. His will was probated on 1st August, 1846, for £43,376.3. His last will was dated 4th July, 1834.

*''(Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds, SC15/58/18 ~ dated the 8th February, 1775 (made 1768) Mrs. Grierson to Miss Grierson, her daughter. Mrs. Grierson is Janet BROADY (Brodie as she signs her name) relict of the deceased James Grierson, late of Dalgoner - her only daughter of the marriage is Helen Grierson. She leaves 42 yards of linen cloth to her son James Grierson for shirts. - made 22nd November, 1768.)''

'''18th century & James Grierson, of Dalgoner'''

'''(5) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', born November 1st, 1755; married Helen Morison, born February 8th, 1762; died August 30th, 1793, Dalgoner Estate, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He died on 27th February, 1845 at age 89. He was also reported to have died on 17th March, 1848 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

James Grierson, of Dalgonar, & Helen Morison had issue known, five, viz.:

*(1) Janet Agnes Elizabeth Grierson, b. 3rd March, 1781, d. 30th October, 1817, Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland, & is buried there,

*(2) Helen Grierson, b. 20th October, 1784, d. 17th May, 1845, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. She was buried on 20th May, 1845 at Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland

*'''(3) James Grierson (Merchant),''' b. 20th June, 1786, d. 14th March 1834, Dublin, Ireland. He married Sophia Mary Anne Grierson, born cAugust, 1800, Dublin, Ireland; died 26th October, 1854, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of John Grierson & Mary Wycherley, on marriage date 8th of March, 1825 at St. Mary's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. James died on 14th March, 1834 at age 47 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. James was buried on the 15th of March, 1834 in 'The Coombe', at St. Catherine's Yard, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland (church has a different name today). James Grierson was a merchant at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell, County Dublin, Ireland'''

*'''(3) James Grierson (Merchant),''' b. 20th June, 1786, d. 14th March 1834, Dublin, Ireland. He married '''Sophia Mary Anne Grierson (Ringsend Chemical Works),''' born cAugust, 1800, Dublin, Ireland; died 26th October, 1854, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of John Grierson & Mary Wycherley, on marriage date 8th of March, 1825 at St. Mary's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. James died on 14th March, 1834 at age 47 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. James was buried on the 15th of March, 1834 in 'The Coombe', at St. Catherine's Yard, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland (church has a different name today). James Grierson was a merchant at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.

James Grierson & Sophia Mary Anne Grierson, (Ringsend Chemical Works) had issue known, one, viz.:

*'''(1) Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell''', County Dublin, Ireland, born on the 14th of January, 1827, Dublin, Ireland; died on the 1st of January, 1910, in Dublin, Ireland. Philip Grierson served heir to his grandfather on date of September 10th, 1850. He married three times, & had a total of nine children.

*''"He succeeded in the Romain, a small place in Meath from his mother - he bought Woodpark in Meath or Kildare, but sold it - he bought Baldonnell in the County Dublin where he lived most of his life, and Kilcarberry alongside of it, which he sold to his son, Harry [Philip Henry Grierson], and he also bought Coolcommon in Meath which he sold. Baldonnell was a place of about 592 statute acres, and for many years he held between 950 & 1,000 acres."(Chilvers-Grierson, 2003)''

*''(Sophia [Mary] Ann (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; Married James Grierson, year 1825, page 159. Sources: (1) Marriage Licences from Index to Dublin Grant Books & Wills 1800 - 1858, year 1825, page 159.)

*(Sophia Mary Anne (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; Listed as Mrs. Grierson here, lived at (Ringsend Chemical Works) - residence was, One Sandford place, Cullenswood, Dublin, Ireland. Sources: (1) 1845 Dublin, Ireland Directory, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.)

*(Sophia [Mary Anne] (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; Lived at One Sandford Place, Cullenswood, Dublin, Ireland. Sources: (1) Slater's Director of Ireland, 1846 - Dublin and Leinster.)

*([Sophia Mary Anne] (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; lived at (Ringsend Chymical works) residence One Sandford place, Cullenswood, Dublin, Ireland. Sources: (1) 1849 Dublin, Ireland Directory, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.)

*(S[ophia] [Mary] A[nne] (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; listed here as S. A. Grierson - (chemical works, Ringsend) Dublin, Ireland. Sources: (1) 1853 Dublin, Ireland Directory, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.)

*(S[ophia] M[ary] [Anne] (nee Grierson) Grierson, Mrs.; lived at (Ringsend chemical works) Dublin, Ireland. Listed as S. M. Grierson. Sources: (1) 1856 Dublin, Ireland Directory.)''

'''Mary Wycherley & John Grierson, Merchant of 20 Stafford Street, Dublin & Lustown, County Meath, Ireland'''

Mary (nee Wycherley) Grierson, born c1774; died August 12th, 1800, aged 26; daughter of Robert Whcherley & his wife Sophia (nee Johnston), of Enniskillen. She was buried at St. Catherine's Churchyard with her infant son William Higgins Grierson, b. February 7th, 1799; died March 21st, 1800. Mary Wycherley married as his first wife, John Grierson, b. c1772, (Merchant), of 20 Stafford Street, Dublin & Lustown, County Meath, Ireland at St. Mary's, Dublin, on marriage date March 3rd, 1798.

John Grierson & his first wife, Mary Whcherley had issue known, two, viz.:

*(1) William Higgins Grierson, b. February 7th, 1799,

*(2) Sophia Mary Anne Grierson (Ringsend Chemical Works), b. cAugust, 1800; married March 8th, 1825, St. Mary's, Dublin, Ireland to James Grierson (Merchant), son of James Grierson, of Dalgoner & his wife, Helen Morison, of Dalgonar, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

*''Note: Mary Wycherley died very young on the date August 12th, 1800, so this was very likely a death which occurred during child birth. It stands to reason that Sophia was born about the same time.''

'''John Grierson, Merchant of 20 Stafford Street, Dublin & Lustown, Co. Meath & his 2nd wife, Lavinia Ashe Pike'''

John Grierson (Merchant of 20 Stafford Street, Dublin & Lustown, Co. Meath), born c1772; died at Landore, Rathgar, Dublin, Ireland on May 10th, 1852, aged 80 years, & is buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery, in Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland. His widow (2nd wife) Lavinia Ashe (nee Pike) died July 16th, 1868, aged 73 years.

*''John Grierson (born c1772) was the son of William Grierson (Doolistown, Tobacconist), b. c1740; died January 19th, 1793, County Meath, Ireland; buried at Laracor Parish Church Cemetery. He succeeded his father at Doolistown. He also carried on business as a Tobacco Merchant in Dublin, where he lived at first, on Hammond-Lane & later, 40 Meath Street; at some time in his life he bought two small properties in County Meath, Ireland called "The Romaine" & "Lustown." He married Abigail Higgins, of Higginsbrook, County Meath, Ireland & died 19th January, 1793, aged 53, being buried at Laracor Parish Church Cemetery.''

*John Grierson & his 2nd wife, Lavinia Ashe Pike had issue known, four, viz.:

*(1) William "Ralph" Grierson, born July 22nd, 1813, Dublin, Ireland; died unmarried in St. Arnaud, Coloney of Victoria, Australia, September 20th, 1897, St. Arnaud, Colony of Victoria, Australia;
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*''(Death - Grierson: On 20th September, 1897 at Inglewood Road, St. Arnaud, William Ralph Grierson, aged 84 years ~ Death of William "Ralph" Grierson)

*''The news of the death of Mr. William "Ralph" Grierson will be received with regret by the public generally; for the deceased was well-known & very highly respected, being connected with the town for 38 years. The Church of England in particular deplores the loss of Mr. Grierson who had been a hard & consistent worker since the establishment of the church in St. Arnaud. Soon after his arrival Mr. Grierson & his cousin [James Grierson, b. 1804] commenced holding services and conducting Sunday School in "Irish Town" the site now marked by the remains of a vineyard established in the early days by Mr. Grierson on Inglewood Road. When the Christ Church was built & a Sunday School commenced, Mr. Grierson became a Teacher & was faithful to his post, up till a few weeks ago, when his failing health prevented the continuance of a christian duty in which he had proved most consistent. He was loved by the many scholars who benefited by his teachings & his form will be much missed in the church & Sunday School. Deceased age 84 had enjoyed health until three months ago when his constitution began to break up. On Sunday he was dressed & moving about the house and even went out & returned only two hours before he died. He passed away peacefully at three o'clock Monday Morning. The deceased was born Dublin, Ireland 1813, & well educated. He came to Australia in 1859 & immediately settled in St. Arnaud, working as a miner on Chrysolite Hill which had been opened by his cousin [James Grierson, b. 1804] & Mr. Edgar and Haslem. On a company being formed to work the Chrysolite [now Lord Nelson] deceased was appointed clerk [under Pyke's act] a position tantamount to that of legal manager of the present day. On the failure of the company, Mr. Grierson commenced business as an accountant & among the positions he obtained was that of secretary to the GUOOF Stuart Mill Lodge. He received the latter appointment in 1873 & has held it ever since. He had also filled the positions of collector for the Church of England & for very many years was a most attentive officer. Deceased never married & has no relatives [living] in the Colony of Victoria, but letters received from Dublin this year show that he has relatives there in a good position. By his Will he appoints Mr. H. S. Edgar, (Postmaster) of Hawthorn, executor, deceased having been very intimate with the gentleman's family from the time he first settled in St. Arnaud. The funeral will take place this afternoon leaving deceased's residence Inglewood Road at three o'clock.''''

*''(The Last Will & Testament of one William Ralf (sic) Grierson (Gentleman) of St. Arnaud, in the Colony of Victoria. I give and devise and bequeath unto Alexander Haslem (farmer) of St. Arnaud my house and grounds on the (sic) Inglewood Road (sic) St. Arnaud, my furniture and effects to Mr. Alexander Haslam (sic) the cash in [the] Bank, & else where after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses, also a Tombstone on my grave; and hereby appoint Henry Edgar - Postmaster - Hawthorne, executor of this my Will. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand this nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord - one thousand, eight-hundred and ninety-seven. Signed William Ralph Grierson.)''

*''(Signed by the said W. R. Grierson the testator & by we declared to be my last Will & Testament in the presence of us present at the same time, who in our presence his request & in presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnessed - Henry Neilson (Agent, St. Arnaud) - James Hieks Dale, (bailor) St. Arnaud.)''

*(2) Joseph Grierson, born c1816; fought in the American Civil War.

*''Joseph Grierson, "fought in the American Civil War," it is not presently known whether he fought for the North (Union Army) or South (Confederate Army). He may be the Joseph Grierson who left Ireland on board the Ship: Victor, departing from Dublin on June 18th, 1847, was age 25 years [puts his birth at 1822]; listed as a farmer, he would have left during the Irish potatoe famine.''

*(3) James Grierson, born c1821, Dublin, Ireland; died unmarried in Dublin, February 17th, 1893, aged 72 years & is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

*(4) Mary Grierson, born c1822, Dublin, Ireland; died unmarried at Winton Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland on July 6th, 1882, aged 60 years & is buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery.
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'''William Grierson, Sr. (Doolistown, Tobacconist), born c1740, son of "Honest Johnnie" Grierson & Elizabeth Higgins'''

William Grierson, Sr. (Doolistown, Tobacconist), born c1740; died January 19th, 1793, County Meath, Ireland; buried at Laracor Parish Church Cemetery. He succeeded his father at Doolistown. He also carried on business as a Tobacco Merchant in Dublin, where he lived at first, on Hammond-Lane & later, 40 Meath Street; at some time in his life he bought two small properties in County Meath, Ireland called "The Romaine" & "Lustown." He married Abigail Higgins, of Higginsbrook, County Meath, Ireland & died 19th January, 1793, aged 53, being buried at Laracor Parish Church Cemetery, very near (1.5 miles from) Trim Castle, which is about 12 miles south of Navan. After his death, his widow carried on the business, at the same address, for some years [till c1815 she shows up in the directories]. She died 15th May, 1819, aged 73 years & is buried in 'The Coombe', at St. Catherine's graveyard, Dublin, Ireland.

*''Note: Trim Castle is "The finest Norman Castle in Ireland, started by Hugh de Lacy in 1173. Almost uniquely for a Norman castle of this scale in Europe, it has scarcely been modified since it was completed in the 13th century."''

William Grierson, Sr., born c1740 was the son of "Honest Johnnie" John Grierson, b. c1707; died July 27th, 1775, aged 68 years, & his wife, Elizabeth Higgins, b. c1706; died July 3rd, 1781, aged 75 years.

*''(John Grierson, married September 11th, 1728 & Elizabeth [Anne] Higens [sic] by Lyc. & Mr. Danial [sic]. St. Catherine's, Dublin, Ireland (taken from Register of the Parish of, page 85, Volume XII, 1915).''

William Grierson & Elizabeth Higgins had at least, issue four, viz.:

*(1) John Grierson, born c1772, was of Dublin & Lustown, (Merchant, of 20 Stafford Street),

*(2) Charlotte Grierson, married in February, 1805, William Pidgeon, of Dublin, & died 11th October, 1849, being buried at St. Kevin's Churchyard, Dublin, Ireland. Charlotte Grierson had three children with William, & the marriage records are varied.

*(3) Joseph Henry Grierson, died 27th April, 1797, aged 14 [tombstone transcription reads that he died at age 15] & is buried at Laracor.

*(4) William Grierson, married in 1816 to Mary Ann Warren, & died without issue. Christenings: December 22nd, 1785; William Grierson, son of William & Abigail Grierson, of Meath Street.

''(Sources: (1) The Grierson of Co. Meath, by Lieut.-Colonel J. R. H. Greeves, 1959, p. 139, (2) Head Stones in Laracor, County Meath, Ireland, Transcribed by Dr. Beryl Moore & Michael Kenny, 1981. Notation concerning tombstone: Headstones in graveyard on East side of Laracor Church, Row (2) one - page (2), No. 11 - Grierson...upright stone with a domed top which was all covered in Ivy till we tackled it. "This stone was erected AD1..[sic] no doubt it read by Abigail Grierson........continue ..Grierson to the memory of William, late of the city Dublin who departed this life the 19th of January, 1793, aged 53 years. Also his son Joseph Henry Grierson who departed this life the 27th of April, 1797, in the 15th year of his age.")''
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'''"Honest Johnnie" John Grierson, of Doolistown, County Meath, Ireland & Elizabeth Anne Higgins & their family'''

*''John Grierson "Honest Johnnie Grierson", born c1707; died July 27th, 1775, aged 68 years. He was styled as of Doolistown, County Meath, Ireland; "He married at St. Catherine's Church, Dublin on 11th September, 1728, Elizabeth Anne Higgins, & died 27th July, 1775, aged 68; his widow died 3rd July, 1781, aged 75; both are buried at Laracor, County Meath, Ireland. By his Will he left his lease of Doolistown to his youngest son, William Grierson; his eldest son '''James Grierson is "not to pretend any claim to Doolistown"; he only got five shillings."'''''

*John Grierson & Elizabeth Anne Higgins had issue known, six, viz.:

*(1) James Grierson, eldest son, of Violet Hill, married at St. Bride's Church, Dublin, 1762 to Mary Ann Tonge.

*''James Grierson (Of Violet Hill), born c1729; died September 27th, 1777, aged 48 years. Tombstone inscription: Grierson...An upright domed stone with an ornate chalice at mid-top. Memento on left side and Mori on right. "Here lieth the body of James Grierson of Violet Hill Esqr. who departed this life...ber [September] 27th Anno Domini 1777, aged 48 years."'' '''Momento Mori means "remember that you must die".'''

*(2) Mary Grierson, eldest daughter, married Mr. Bolton,

*(3) Margaret Grierson, 2nd daughter, married Mr. Williams & appears to have had a daughter, viz.: (A) Sarah Williams.

'''"Honest Johnnie" John Grierson, of Doolistown, County Meath, Ireland & Elizabeth Anne Higgins & their family'''

*(4) Elizabeth Grierson, 3rd daughter, married Matthew Fox, born 1745, County Westmeath, Ireland; died May 15th, 1808, son of James Fox, of Suntown, County Westmeath, Ireland, by his wife Millicent Palin, daughter of Matthew & Jane Palin & sister of William Grierson's wife Elizabeth. From this marriage descends the family of Fox of Foxbrook,
**Elizabeth Grierson & Matthew Fox had issue nine, viz.:
**(A) James Fox, b. July 14th, 1773, County Meath, Ireland; died 1850; married Harriet D'Arcy,
**(B) John Fox, b. c1774, County Meath, Ireland; married Sarah Kingstone,
**(C) Amelia Fox, b. December 25th, 1775, County Meath, Ireland; died February, 1844, Cleveland, Ohio; married 1797 to Robert McCutchan-Johnstone,
**(D) Joseph Fox, b. c1778, County Meath, Ireland; married 1807 to Frances D'Arcy; died 1855,
**(E) William Maine Fox, b. c1782, County Meath, Ireland; married 1807 to Eleanor Lynn; died October 1859,
**(F) Anne Fox, b. 1783, County Meath, Ireland; married c1805 to (Reverend) Nicholas Gosselin; died May 1808,
**(G) Eliza Fox, b. July 25th, 1784, County Meath, Ireland; married February 28th, 1810 to William Holmes Fletcher,
**(H) Maria Fox, b. 1789, County Meath, Ireland; married 1805 to Charles McCutchan-Johnstone; died July 17th, 1817,
**(I) Matilda Fox, b. July 6th, 1792, County Meath, Ireland; married John Creighton; died April 20th, 1834.

*''(Note: Some notes on the history of the Fox family of Kilcoursy, in the King's County, Ireland, by Melville Elijah Stone, 1848-1929.) Cover title: The Fox family. The Fox family of Kilcoursey, traces its lineage to Niallus Magnus, the 126th monarch of Ireland (d. A.D. 406). His descendant, Matthew Fox, of Foxbrook, County Meath, was born in 1745. He married Elizabeth Grierson, daughter of John Grierson of Doolistown, County Meath. They had eight children, 1773-1792. He died in 1808. Three of his children and several of his grandchildren immigrated to the United States. Other descendants lived in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. This 1890 publication includes descendants of Amelia Fox Johnstone (1775-1844), who immigrated to America with her husband, Robert McCutchan Johnstone (d. 1832) & died at Cleveland, Ohio; (Reverend) William Maine Fox (ca. 1782-1859), who immigrated to Wisconsin; & Maria Fox Johnstone (ca. 1789-1817), who immigrated to Evansville, Indiana, with her husband, Charles McCutchan Johnstone.''

'''"Honest Johnnie" John Grierson, of Doolistown, County Meath, Ireland & Elizabeth Anne Higgins & their family'''

*John Grierson & Elizabeth Anne Higgins had issue known, six, viz.:

*(5) Anne Grierson, youngest daughter, unmarried in 1771; perhaps married in 1777 Edward Roberts,

*(6) William Grierson, of Doolistown and also of the City of Dublin, merchant.
**Laracor Parish Church Cemetery.....Grierson...Upright stone with domed top leaning forward. "Here lieth the body of John Grierson who departed July 27th, 1775, aged 68 years. Also his wife Elizabeth [nee Higgins] Grierson who died July 3rd, 1781."

*''(Sources: (1) The Griersons of County Meath, Ireland by (Lieut.-Colonel) J. R. H. Greeves, 1959, page 137, (2) Head Stones in Laracor, County Meath, Ireland, was transcribed by (Doctor) Beryl Moore & Michael Kenny, 1981. Notation concerning tombstone: Headstones in graveyard on East Side of Laracor Church, Row (2) page (2), No. 13., (3) Fox family record contributed by Michael Payne, 329 Kawaihae Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96825 which he took from Melvin E., some notes on the History of the Fox Family of Kilcoursey, in the Kings' County, Ireland (1890). Notes: Apparently resided in Foxbrook, County Meath, Ireland, Elizabeth's parent's were from Doolistown. Matthew Fox is buried at Laracor [Parish Church Cemetery].)''

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell, County Dublin, Ireland married 1stly Mary Leachman'''

Philip Grierson married on three (3) separate occasions, & had issue, nine, viz.:

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell''' '''married 1stly, Mary Leachman''', daughter of Henry Leachman, of Altadore, County Dublin, by Mary Frazer his wife. They were married in Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland on April 5th, 1855. Mary Leachman died on date of May 14th, 1859, was buried at Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland on 18th May, 1859, (Monument Inscription).

*''Mary (nee Leachman) Grierson, c1830; died May 14th, 1859, Dublin, Ireland she was the daughter of Henry Leachman of Altadore, County Dublin, by Mary Frazer his wife; married in Kingstown, County Dublin, Ireland on April 5th, 1855; she died on date of May 14th, 1859, was buried at Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland.''

Philip Grierson (b. January 14th, 1827) & his 1st wife, '''Mary Leachman''' had issue
three, viz.:

*(1) Mary Grierson, b. April 21st, 1856; baptized at the Presbyterian Church, Dublin, Ireland on the 18th of August, 1856; she died on December 8th, 1859, buried in Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland on December 12th, 1859.

*'''(2) James Grierson (Land Agent),''' & Justice of the Peace, was born on December 24th, 1857; died May 30th, 1941, Dublin, Ireland,

*''(Wills & Administrations, 1941, Bishop Street Archives, Dublin (5th floor reading room). See also Esther Marion Grierson 17th August, 1933 & see also Robert Grierson 5th January, 1931.) ~ 6th August, 1941 - Probate of the Will of James Grierson, late of One Herbert Street, Dublin, Ireland, (retired) Land-Agent who died 30th May, 1941, granted at Dublin to Philip Henry Grireson, Land Valuer. Effects £4,870 19s 1d.)''

*'''(3) Philip "Harry" Henry Grierson (Land Valuer),''' b. April 24th, 1859, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, was baptized at Altadore, County Dublin, Ireland; died on 18th November, 1952 at age 93 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He married Roberta Ellen Jane Pope on December 28th, 1898, at St. Audoen's, Dublin, Ireland & had issue four, viz.:
**(1) (Professor) Philip Grierson, born on 15th November, 1910 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He died on 15th January, 2006 at age 95 at Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England. He was a numismatic, & published author, known the world over, (d.s.p.).
**(2) Janet Grierson, born April 10th, 1913, Dublin, Ireland, living in 2007,
**(3) Aileen Grierson, born 14th August, 1901, at private hospital, 50 Haddington Road, Dublin, Ireland on a Wednesday, she died in 1966. Aileen Grierson married Alfred George Holgate Chilvers, born 10th November, 1895; died on the 10th March, 1946, and was "buried at Hove, in Brighton, England", & had issue.
**(4) A son Grierson, born 16th February, 1905, Ardee, co. Louth, Ireland; died about 6 hours later, Ardee, Ireland, buried at Ardee churchyard the next day.

*''Mrs. Roberta Grierson, b. c1875, died September 1st, 1970, aged 95 years at Tara Nursing Home, Bray, T.D. Collier funeral director signed register. Grave No.# A-84-284-5842 marble headstone. She is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland.''

*''Paul writes: Roberta (nee Pope) Grierson, my great grandmother, with whom I corresponded as a child ~ she sent me a ticket once for the Irish Sweepstake. Wife of Philip Henry Grierson & mother of Aileen Grierson, (James) Philip Grierson & Janet Grierson mentioned above.''

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell, County Dublin, Ireland married 2ndly Mira Robertson'''

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell married 2ndly''', '''Mira Robertson''', daughter of (Captain) Caleb Robertson of Abbey Views, Boyle, County Roscommon, by Mary his wife, daughter of John Irwin of Camlin, County Roscommon; born December 7th, 1840; married at Leghorn, Italy on February
19th, 1862; died March 5th, 1865, buried at Mt. Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin,
Ireland on date of March 9th, 1865, (M.I.).

Philip Grierson (b. January 14th, 1827) & his 2nd wife, '''Mira Robertson'''
had issue two, viz.:

*(4) Robert Grierson, b. March 18th, 1863, baptized at Kilcarberry, County Dublin, Ireland; died September 11th, 1930, Dublin, Ireland; "this is the Robert Grierson (solicitor in Glasgow) who researched the family, & from whom I have most of my information" (P. D. Chilvers-Grierson, 2003).

*''(Wills & Administrations, 1931; P.R.O. - National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin, Ireland (5th floor reading room). See the Will of Esther Marion Grierson, late of Tillings who died 24th April, 1933.) ~ 5th January, 1931 - Probate of the Will of Robert Grierson, late of One Herbert Street, County Dublin, Ireland, Esquire who died 11th September, 1930, granted at Dublin, Ireland to Philip Henry Grierson, Esquire. Effects £179 16s 10d.)''

*(5) Mira Grierson, b. November 17th, 1864.

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell, Co. Dublin, married 3rdly, Esther Marion Keydon'''

'''Philip Grierson, of Baldonnell married 3rdly''', '''Esther Marion Keydon''', daughter of James Keydon, of Torwood, county Dumbarton, Glasgow, by Esther his wife, daughter of James Hannay, of Blairinnie, County Kirkcudbright, Scotland, born June 8th, 1848; married at Craigend Castle, County Dumbarton, Scotland [LDS notes that they were married same date in Strathblane, Stirling,
Scotland]16th December, 1868.] ''"I am now almost certain that Esther Marion Grierson, Philip Grierson's third wife, was his second cousin. Robert Grierson writes that Philip's uncle "James Keyden the eldest son [of Helen, eldest daughter of James Grierson of Dalgonar] married Esther Cauvin Hannay, and had a large family." It would thus be highly likely that a daughter of this marriage might be Esther. (Chilvers-Grierson, 2003)"]''

''(The Times, Tuesday, April 25th, 1933 ~ "On April 24th, 1933, at Tillings, Cranleigh, Esther Marion, widow of Philip Grierson, of Baldonnel, county Dublin, Ireland, aged 84 years. Funeral CranLeigh, Thursday, April 27th").''

*''(Wills & Administrations, 1933; P.R.O. - National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin, Ireland (5th floor reading room). See Robert Grierson's Will dated 5th January, 1931 of (1) one Herbert Street, Dublin.) ~ 17th August, 1933 - Probate of the Will of Esther Marion Grierson, late of Tillings, Cranleigh, County of Surrey, widow who died 24th April, 1933, granted to Philip Henry Grierson, Esquire & Margaret Eliot Grierson, Spinster. Effects £320 5s. 3d.)''

Philip Grierson (b. January 14th, 1827) & his 3rd wife, Esther Marion Keydon
had issue four, viz.:

*(6) Esther "Etty" Grierson, b. October 31st, 1869; baptized at Baldonnell House, Clondalkin, County, Dublin, Ireland. "The Times, Monday, December 30th, 1963 ~ On Sunday, December 29th, 1963, peacefully, in her 95th year, at Kench Hill Nursing Home, - Testerden, Kent, England, (Miss) Esther Grierson, A.R.R.C., eldest and last surviving daughter of Philip & Esther Marion Grierson, of Baldonnell, county Dublin, Ireland, - Cremation, Charing on December 31st").

*(7) Helen Grierson, b. July 25th, 1875, baptized at Torwood, County Dumbarton.

*(8) Margaret Eliot Grierson, b. May 21st, 1881; baptized at Torwood, County Dumbarton, (d.s.p.)

*(9) William Keydon Grierson, b. December 1st, 1888; baptized at Clondalkin on January 27th, 1889; died April 30th, 1909, at Glanville, Blackrock, county Dublin, Ireland, "youngest & much loved son of Philip Grierson, formerly of Baldonnell, county Dublin, Ireland." (The Times, Monday, May 3rd, 1909).

'''18th century & James Grierson, of Dalgoner'''

'''(8) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''' who was born in 1699, died June 9th, 1768; married Janet Agnes Brodie, born 1719; died January 5th, 1774, & had issue known, five, viz.:

James Grierson, of Dalgoner & his wife, Janet Agnes Brodie had issue known, five, viz.:

'''(issue no. 5) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', born November 1st, 1755; married Helen Morison, born February 8th, 1762; died August 30th, 1793, Dalgoner Estate, Dunscore, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He died on 27th February, 1845 at age 89. He was also reported to have died on 17th March, 1848 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England.

James Grierson, of Dalgoner & his wife, Helen Morison had issue known, five, viz.:

'''(issue no. 4) Philip Grierson (Jeweller, Glasgow),''' b. 19th August, 1789, d. 12th June, 1827. He married Margaret SMITH, daughter of William Smith, on 16th December, 1822 at Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. Philip died on 12th June, 1827 at age 37 at Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. He was buried at Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland, & had issue listed below.

'''(issue no. 5)''' John Grierson, b. 16th August, 1793, d. 8th March, 1815, at age 21 at Bermuda. John Grierson gained the rank of (Assistant-Surgeon) in the service of the Royal Navy.

'''18th century & the descendants of Philip Grierson, (Jeweller, Glasgow)'''

*'''(4) Philip Grierson (Jeweller, Glasgow),''' b. 19th August, 1789, d. 12th June, 1827. He married Margaret Smith, daughter of William Smith, on marriage date 16th December, 1822 at Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. Philip Grierson died on 12th June, 1827 at the age of 37 at Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. Philip was buried at Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland, & had issue, known, three, viz.:

*(1) James Grierson, b. 27th March, 1824, (1851 Census, born in Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland) died 7th September, 1879, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (Calender of Confirmations). "He previously owned (& extended) the Estate of Capenoch but sold it in the late 1840s to take over Dalgonar. He never married, & his successor in Dalgonar was Philip James Hamilton, his younger sister, Margaret Grierson's son".
*''(Dumfries Sheriff Court Deeds: Contract of Excambion between Duke of Buccleuch & Queensferry & James Grierson of Capenoch - this was a record of the lands of Aird & Camling in the parish of Tynron which were part of the entailed estate of the Duke being sold to James Grierson of Capenoch as a result of an agreement made 20 years before 1850 - Disposition James Grierson in favour of Thomas Stewart Gladstone - he is a merchant in Liverpool, & James Grierson, of Capenoch sells him the lands of Capenoch, Rockhall, Collin & Aird & Camling.)''

*(2) Helen Grierson, b. 21st July, 1825, Barony, Lanark-shire, Scotland; married the (Reverend) Patrick H. Borrowman, B.D., (of Blantyre, Nyasaland) & had at least, issue one, viz.:
**(1) Margaret Helen Grierson Borrowman, M.B., Ch. B., who married Hiliary William King, M.B.E. (late Captain Royal Signals) (The Times, Tuesday, September 24th, 1946; page 7 engagement & marriage announcement Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 1947) on marriage date January 29th, 1947.

*'''(3) Margaret Grierson''', b. 25th October, 1826, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. She married John Hamilton (Accountant), son of (Colonel) James Hamilton & Marion Eliz Anderson, on 20th August, 1848 at Keir, Dumries-shire, Scotland. She died on 4th April, 1872 at age 45 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, & is buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Margaret Grierson & John Hamilton (Accountant) had issue two, viz.:

*(1) (Sir) Philip James Hamilton (Hamilton-Grierson), b. 9th March, 1851, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland; d. 25th April, 1927, at age 76, at Kemnay, Aberdeen-shire, Scotland.

*(2) James Dalrymple Hamilton, b. 31st July, 1849, d. 18th January, 1850, buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

'''19th century, the descendants of Margaret Grierson & John Hamilton, the Hamilton-Griersons'''

*'''(3) Margaret Grierson''', b. 25th October, 1826, Glasgow, Lanark-shire, Scotland. She married John Hamilton (Accountant), son of (Colonel) James Hamilton & Marion Eliz Anderson, on 20th August, 1848 at Keir, Dumries-shire, Scotland. She died on 4th April, 1872 at age 45 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, & is buried in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
*Margaret Grierson & John Hamilton (Accountant) had issue two, viz.:
**'''(issue no. 1) (Sir) Philip James Hamilton (Hamilton-Grierson),''' b. 9th March, 1851, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland; d. 25th April, 1927, at age 76, at Kemnay, Aberdeen-shire, Scotland. At the death of his uncle, James Grierson (died September 7th, 1879) he inherited the Estate of Dalgoner, & took on the name of Grierson, thus becoming Hamilton-Grierson in c1880; he married Lilias KIRKPATRICK, daughter of James Kirkpatrick, on 27th April, 1881. He was educated at Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He was educated in 1876 at Merton College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). He was admitted to Scot's Bar in 1880 entitled to practice as a Advocate. He was Solicitor to the Board of Inland Revenue in Scotland between 1892 and 1919. He wrote the book The Silent Trade: A Contribution to the Early History of Human Intercourse. He was invested as a Knight in 1910. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, in 1920.

*(Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson & Lilias Kirkpatrick had issue four, viz.:

*(1) Margaret Hamilton-Grierson, b. c1882, d. 20th June, 1965. She married (Vice-Admiral) Anselan John Buchanan Stirling, son of (Colonel) John Stirling Stirling & Henrietta Charlotte Buchanan, on marriage date 27th June, 1905 at St. George's Parish Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret Hamilton-Grierson died on the 20th of June, 1965 at Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Margaret & Anselan had issue two, viz.:
**(A) Margaret Lilias Stirling, b. 3rd October, 1906, &
**(B) John Buchanan Philip Stirling, b. 18th July, 1910.

*(2) (Judge) Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson, M.B.E., b. 15th April, 1883, d. 19th February, 1963. Philip married Margaret BARTHOLOMEW, daughter of (Doctor) John George Bartholomew (1860-1920) & Janet MacDonald, on marriage date 4th October, 1928 at Drumelzier Parish Church, Drumelzier, Scotland. He died on 19th February, 1963 at age 79. Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. He fought in the First World War, in Mesopotamia & Palestine. He held the office of Judge of the High Court [Sudan] c1930. He held the office of Advocate-General [Sudan] c1930. He was Sheriff Substitute of Inverness, Elgin & Nairn on 12th October, 1936. He was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).

*''(The Times, Friday, February 22nd, 1963; p. 17; issue 55,632; column A. Obituaries ~ Mr. Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson, who retired as Advocate General of Sudan in 1933, died in Edinburgh on Tuesday, at the age of 79. He was Sheriff-Substitute of Inverness, Elgin & Nairn from 1936 to 1955.)''

*(Judge) Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson, M.B.E. & Margaret Bartholomew had issue four, viz.:
**(A) Philip John Hamilton-Grierson was born on 13th October, 1932. He married Pleasance "Jill" CARDEW on 10th August, 1963. Philip John Hamilton-Grierson gained the rank of Pilot Officer between 1951 & 1953 in the service of the Royal Air Force. He was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.);
**(B) Hilary Margaret Hamilton-Grierson, 29th September, 1929, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland, unmarried;
**(C) Susan Jean Hamilton-Grierson, 25th August, 1931, Manor House, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland; married Andrew Hugh James, born c1929; died 2000, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland;
**(D) Nicola Hamilton-Grierson, born 1st April, 1939, Mayne, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, married John David Meakin.

*(3) (2nd-Lieutenant) James Gilbert Hamilton-Grierson, b. 1st May, 1887, d. 12th July, 1915, at age 28 at Dardanelles, Turkey, killed in action. His will (dated 18th May, 1915) was probated on 6th October, 1915, at £337. (2nd Lt.) James Gilbert Hamilton-Grierson was educated at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was a practising Writer to the Signet (W.S.). He fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the service of the 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots' Fusiliers.

*(4) Lilias Constance Hamilton-Grierson, b. June, 1912, d. 22nd December, 1950, at age 38 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

'''20th century, the Hamilton-Griersons continued with Philip John Hamilton-Grierson, of Pitlundie'''

*'''(2) (Judge) Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson, M.B.E.,''' b. 15th April, 1883, d. 19th February, 1963. Philip married Margaret Bartholomew, daughter of (Doctor) John George Bartholomew (1860-1920) & Janet MacDonald, on marriage date 4th October, 1928 at Drumelzier Parish Church, Drumelzier, Scotland. He died on 19th February, 1963 at age 79. Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. He fought in the First World War, in Mesopotamia & Palestine. He held the office of Judge of the High Court [Sudan] c1930. He held the office of Advocate-General [Sudan] c1930. He was Sheriff Substitute of Inverness, Elgin & Nairn on 12th October, 1936. He was invested as a Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).

*(Judge) Philip Francis Hamilton-Grierson, M.B.E. & Margaret Bartholomew had issue four, viz.:

*'''(issue no. 1) Philip John Hamilton-Grierson, C.B.E.,''' was born on 13th October, 1932, Manor House, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland. He married Pleasance "Jill" Cardew, born October 31st, 1934, on marriage date 10th August, 1963. Philip John Hamilton-Grierson gained the rank of Pilot Officer between 1951 & 1953 in the service of the Royal Air Force. He was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.).

*''(The Times, Wednesday, March 20th, 1963; p. 14; issue 55,654; column C. Forthcoming Marriages ~ Mr. Philip John Hamilton-Grierson & (Miss) P. J. Cardew. The engagement is announced between Philip John, son of the late Mr. P. F. Hamilton-Grierson, & Mrs. Hamilton-Grierson, of Colinton, Edinburgh, & Pleasaunce Jill, 2nd daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cardew, of Westhanger, Cleeve, near Bristol.)''

*Philip John Hamilton-Grierson, C.B.E., & his wife, Pleasance "Jill" Cardew, had issue three, viz.:

*(1) Pleasance "Sophie" Hamilton-Grierson, born 22nd November, 1964, Kensington, London, England; '''married Giles Bevan-Thomas''',
*(2) Katherine Arabella Hamilton-Grierson, born 21st February, 1966, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England,
*(3) Philip Benedict Hamilton-Grierson, born 15th December, 1967, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

'''18th century, Griersons of Larbreck Estate, near Dumfries, Parish of Irongrey, Scotland'''

*'''(6) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', who is widely reported to have died on May 22nd, 1729; married Agnes McBurnie on September 14th, 1697 & had issue, eight:
**'''(issue no. 3) Thomas Grierson''', of Larbreck (born in 1709 - died May 8th, 1774, aged 65 ~ Monument Inscription, St. Michaels'), married Elizabeth Ewart, c1740, Dumfries, Scotland, & they had at least, issue five known, viz.:

*(1) (Colonel) James Grierson, of Augusta, Georgia, (born January 6th, 1741, near Dumfries, Scotland; died June 7th, 1781, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia);

*''"James Grierson, Esq., Colonel of the Militia of St. Paul's parish in the province of Georgia was cruelly murdered by the Rebels in Augusta on the 7th day June, 1781, two days after he surrendered in consequence of a Capitulation, (Larbreck bible records, of Pitlundie)"''

*(2) Thomas Grierson, (born August 13th, 1743-died October 30th, 1777, about 7 o'clock am ~ (Larbreck bible records, originating at the Estate of Pitlundie, with P. J. Hamilton-Grierson, 2007) (was an officer with the British Army), said to have been shot down without provocation, by rebels in the American Revolution of Independence. Thomas Grierson married a Creek Indian maiden (probably from the same Creek Indian tribe as his brother, Robert, & had issue known, one, viz.:

*''(A) "John Grierson, born in America, was referred to as a "half-breed", mother was a Creek Indian. He was son of Thomas Grierson who was shot dead by Rebels and died on October 30th, 1777, 7 o'clock am. His uncle (Colonel) James Grierson of Augusta left provisions for John in his Will: "I give, bequeath and devise unto John [Grierson], son of my late dear brother, Thomas Grierson, the sum of one-hundred [£100.00] sterling lawful money of Georgia, aforesaid to be paid to him when he shall attain to the age of 21 and I likewise leave him to the tuition of the guardianship of those gentlemen who are appointed guardians and tutors of my own children and desire that he may be properly educated and bound out to such merchants (business as he may be best calculated, to acquire a due knowledge, etc., and pursue so soon as they may judge proper, the said bequest to be considered as a donation from me and the apparent responsibility of bringing him up, (Colonel James Grierson's Will)"''

'''18th century, Griersons of Larbreck Estate, near Dumfries, Parish of Irongrey, Scotland'''

*'''(6) James Grierson, of Dalgoner''', who is widely reported to have died on May 22nd, 1729; married Agnes McBurnie on September 14th, 1697 & had issue, eight:
**'''(issue no. 3) Thomas Grierson''', of Larbreck (born in 1709 - died May 8th, 1774, aged 65 ~ Monument Inscription, St. Michaels'), married Elizabeth Ewart, c1740, Dumfries, Scotland, & they had at least, issue five known, viz.:

*(3) Robert Grierson (aka Grayson of the Hillabees, variously mis-spelt as Graison, Grieson Greirson), born in January, 1748; died after November 20th, 1820, in the State of Alabama, U.S.A. Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) married Sin-o-gee, a Creek Indian maiden (various spelled as Sin-nu-Gee; Sin-nee-chee, etc., & raised a large family, and is written extensively by many, but the original manuscripts of (Colonel) Benjamin Hawkins, (Indian Agent) give the best accounts of his intelligence & character.

*''(Benjamin Hawkins (15 August 1754 – 6 June 1816), usually known as Colonel Hawkins, was an American farmer, statesman, and Indian agent from North Carolina. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a United States Senator, as well as a long term diplomat and agent to the Creek Indians.)''

*(4) William Grierson, in Larbreck, (was a soldier in the American Revolution on the side of the British Army) was born in 1746; died in Larbreck on June 4th, 1826, near Dumfries, Scotland ~ (Hamilton-Grierson, notes 2007)

*''(A Local Index of the Dumfries & Galloway Standard & Advertiser & its Predecessors over 200 years ~ Volume 1 ~ The Dumfries Weekly Journal, 1777-1833, by J. Urquhart, 1980) ~ William Grierson, Larbreck, 1788, 1/A, 4A.)''

*(5) Anne (nee Grierson) Hopkins, died in North America, testate in 1796 (B. Hawkins, notes).

'''17th century, the Griersons of Larbreck & (Colonel) James Grierson, of Augusta, Georgia'''

(Colonel) James Grierson married May 14th, 1767, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia to Katherine McBurnie, born 1736, Dumfries, Scotland, died August 20th, 1778, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia. (Colonel) James Grierson & Katherine McBurnie had issue, five, viz.:

*(1) James Grierson, 1st Son (9th May, 1768, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia; d. 10th March, 1781, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia),
*'''(2) Thomas Grierson, 2nd Son, (of H.E.I.C.S.)''' (14th November, 1770, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia; d. 14th May, 1798, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland),
*(3) David Grierson, 3rd Son (24th January, 1773, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia; d. 29th August, 1790, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland),
*(4) Katherine Grierson, only daughter (14th March, 1775, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia; d. 7th September, 1779, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia) & lastly
*(5) George Grierson, 4th Son (July 2nd, 1777, St. Paul's Parish, Augusta, Georgia; died 1796, Georgia).

''Note: (Colonel) James Grierson was not married to Jane Pettygrew, but he purchased land with her in 1762. She was apparently related to him, through marriage, which has yet to fully be understood.''

'''Thomas Grierson, of Augusta, St. Pauls' Parish, Georgia, U.S.A. & (of H.E.I.C.S.), in New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland & his family'''

*'''(2) Thomas Grierson, 2nd Son, (of H.E.I.C.S.),''' (born 14th November, 1770, St. Pauls' Parish, Augusta, Georgia; d. 14th May, 1798, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, buried St. Michael's Cemetery, Dumfries, Scotland); married Louisa Fraser (who died September 23rd, 1843, "At Helensburgh", Dunbartonshire, Scotland ~ Wigtownshire Free Press) on marriage date of January 7th, 1792, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

*''(The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Grierson, of Larbreck ~ Public Records Office, Kew, England ~ catalogue ref: Prob. 11/1316 ~ In the Name of God Amen ~ I Thomas Grierson, of Larbreck, Esquire residing at __ in the Parish & County of Dumfries North Britain being at present in health & of sound & disposing mind memory & understanding but considering the uncertainty of life I do make this my last Will & testament. As to my funds situated in England in manner following to wit I give & devise my whole Estate real & personal situated as aforesaid to my Trustees & Executors after named ____ consisting of Bonds Bills National funds on ____ situated as above with full power to ____ to all ____ for ____ & discharge the same as fully & freely as I would do myself if alive & for that purpose to take all lawful ways & means competent by the Law of England to Trustees & Executors in similar cases. And it is my will & I hereby order & direct my said Trustees & Executors after payment of my debt & expenses of management to pay apply & account for the ____ & remainder of my said funds personal & Estate ____ in the way & manner specially paid out in a settlement exempted by me of my Estate & Effects in Scotland in their favour of the date thereof all which I have ____ & disposed of for the use of my wife & family & I do hereby constitute & appoint Louisa [Fraser] or Grierson my Spouse, Michael Grayhurst, of the Strand, London, (Hardware Merchant) & William Grayhurst, of the East India [Company] as trustees under & Exors of this my last Will & Testament for managing Affairs in England hereby revoking & cancelling all former & other Wills by me at any time heretofore made excepting the one before referred to & declared that any two of my said Trustees or Executors my said Spouse being always one during her life accepting and acting under the above Settlement or of this which is relative thereto shall be a quorum and the survivor of them in case of any of their deaths. And my Will is at === direct that my said Trustees & Executors or at least some of them as shall accept & all shall be accountable for their ===== jointly. In witness thereof I, the said Thomas Grierson the Testator have to this my last Will written on paper duly stamped set my hand & Seal this eighteenth day of September in the Thirty Seventh Year of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France & Ireland defender of the faith at ____. And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety seven ~ Thomas Grierson ~ Signed Sealed published & declared by the said Thomas Grierson the Testator as & for his last Will & testament in the presence of us who at his desire & in his presence have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses. Witness John Armstrong writer in Dumfries. Witness Will ==== clerk to ==== === Armstrong.

*THIS WILL was proved at London the twelfth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Eight before the (Right Honourable) (Sir) William Wynne === Doctor of Laws. Master Keeper at Commissary at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Louisa Grierson, Widow the === of the deceased. Michael Grayhurst & William Grayhurst the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all & singular the Goods, Chattels & credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn (to wit) the said Louisa Grierson by Commission & the said Michael Grayhurst & William Grayhurst before the Worshipful Christopher Robinson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate duly to Administer.)''

*Thomas Grierson, 2nd Son, (of H.E.I.C.S.) & his wife, Louisa Fraser had issue, one, viz.:

*'''(1) Louisa Grierson''', born June 6th, 1794, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died February 29th, 1864, '''Bath, Somerset, England'''. Louisa Grierson married John Litt, Esq. (Merchant, Glasgow, 1828-c1843) July 7th, 1828, Lanark, Glasgow, Scotland.

*''(The Times, Saturday, March 5th, 1864; p. 1; issue 24,812; column A. Deaths ~ On the 29th February, at Bath, Louisa Grierson, relict of the late John Litt, Esquire, & grand-daughter of the late (Royalist) (Colonel) (James) Grierson, who was assassinated at Augusta, in Georgia, in 1781.)''

*Louisa Grierson & John Litt (Merchant, Glasgow) had issue five, known, viz.:
**(A) Louisa Dorothea Litt, christened September 17th, 1829, Lanark, Barony, Scotland.
**(B) Helen Maxwell Litt, christened August, 1831, Lanark, Barony, Scotland,
**'''(C) Helen Theresa Litt''', christened, September 10th, 1833, Lanark, Barony, Scotland; married 1860, Lanark, of Glasgow, Scotland to the '''(Reverend) Joseph Balantine-Dykes'''; (Batch Film Number: 0183579, Serial Sheet Number: Film). In memory of the (Reverend) Joseph Ballantine- Dykes, M.A., Rector of Headley for 24 years, & late Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford, who died March 28th, 1872, "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God." Helen & Joseph had issue, four, listed below.
**(D) Harriett Eliza Litt, christened August 6th, 1835, Lanark, Barony, Scotland,
**(E) Frances Litt, (female) christened May, 1837, Lanark, Barony, Scotland; (I.G.I., Batch Film Number, C119666, Serial Sheet Number 2495),

'''Helen Theresa Litt & the (Rev.) Joseph Ballantine-Dykes, of Headley, Hampshire, England'''

*(1) Louisa Grierson, born June 6th, 1794, New Abbey, Kirkcudbright, Scotland; died February 29th, 1864, Bath, Somerset, England. Louisa Grierson married John Litt, Esq. (Merchant, Glasgow, 1828-c1843) July 7th, 1828, Lanark, Glasgow, Scotland. Louisa Grierson & John Litt had issue five, viz.:
*'''(issue no. 3) Helen "Ellen" Theresa Litt,''' (record of Headley says that she was born in March, 1834) christened, September 10th, 1833, Lanark, Barony, Glasgow, Scotland; married 1860, Lanark, of Glasgow, Scotland to the (Reverend) Joseph Balantine-Dykes; (Batch Film Number: 0183579, Serial Sheet Number: Film). In memory of the (Reverend) Joseph Ballantine-Dykes, M.A., Rector of Headley for 24 years, & late Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford, who died March 28th, 1872, "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God." The record of Headley states that (Rev.) Joseph Ballantine-Dykes was Rector of Headley Cumbs Dovenby, Bridekirk, England.
*Helen Theresa Litt & the (Reverend) Joseph Balantine-Dykes had issue, known, four, viz.:
**(A) Gertrude Mary Ballantine-Dykes, b. 8th June, 1864, Headley, Hampshire, England, was baptised June 8th, 1864 & lives at the Rectory.
**(B) Lionel Erle Ballantine-Dykes, b. 30th November, 1865, Headley, Hampshire, England, was baptised February 4th, 1866, & lives at the Rectory.
**(C) Maude Theresa Ballantine-Dykes, b. 7th September, 1867, Headley, Hampshire, England, was baptised November 3rd, 1867, & lives at Headley Rectory.
**(D) Joseph Fretchville Ballantine-Dykes, b. 7th September, 1868, Headley, Hampshire [Hants], England, was baptised November 1st, 1868, & lives at Headley Rectory.

'''Larbreck & Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) of the Hillabees, Creek Nation, North America'''

*''At Dumfries the 21st day of November, 1801 at 10am of the forenoon, the Sasine after intent was presented by Benjamin Bales, writer, in Dumfries to be researched? Sasine. This register conforms to and of parliament, whereof the same follows: '''IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN''' to all & sundry whom it may concern, by this public instrument, be it known that upon the sixteenth [16th] day of November in the Year of Our Lord 1801, & of the Reign of our Sovreign George the Third, by the Grace of God's King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain & Ireland, defender of the faith, the forty-first [41st] year upon the Lands of Larbreck & Over-Barnclough, both aftermentioned, in presence of me, Notary Public, read the witness hereunto subscribing, appeared personally, William Grierson, portioner, which as attorney for Rorbert Grierson [aka Grayson] in Hillabees, one of the lawful sons procreated of the marriage of and betwixt the deceased Thomas Grierson, of Larbreck, & Elizabeth Grierson, alias Ewart, late spouses, & one of the three lawful heirs, portioners of the provision of the said deceased Thomas Grierson, his father, where appeared, also personally for him, Corshat, tenant in Larbreck.''

*(3) Robert Grierson (aka Grayson of the Hillabees, variously misspelled as Graison, Grieson Greirson), born in January, 1748; died after November 20th, 1820, in the State of Alabama, U.S.A. Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) married Sin-o-gee, a Creek Indian maiden (various spelled as Sin-nu-Gee; Sin-nee-chee, etc., & raised a large family, of eight children, & is written extensively about by many, but the original manuscripts of (Colonel) Benjamin Hawkins, (Indian Agent) give the best accounts of Robert Grierson's intelligence & character.

'''Larbreck & Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) of the Hillabees, Creek Nation, North America'''

*'''(3) Robert Grierson (aka Grayson of the Hillabees),''' & his wife, Sin-nee-chee (Creek Indian, of Spanalgee) as compiled by Willabelle Schultz & transcribed & formatted by David Alan Grierson, 1960 (aka Lyon), had issue, eight, viz.:

*(1) Alexander Grierson, the oldest child, nick-named Sandy. He was a big help to his father in handling the livestock and handling the horses. He is mentioned by [Colonel] Benjamin Hawkins (Indian Agent) as carrying dispatches to Cusseta, in 1796. [[However, as an adult, he & his father had a "falling-out" over property.]] He went to the "new territories" upon removal. I know of one of his descendants in Oklahoma. She is a famous Creek/Cherokee Indian artist.

*(2) Sarah Grierson, this daughter married a '''Stephan Hawkins''', who was a "half-breed" Muskoghean Creek.

Records say that they had two children, viz.:

*(A) Samuel Hawkins, &

*(B) Benjamin Hawkins.

When they were adults in the Old Creek Nation, Samuel Hawkins married Jane McIntosh, a daughter of (Chief) William McIntosh, & Benjamin married Rebecca McIntosh, another daughter of the Chief. Samuel Hawkins & Benjamin Hawkins were both with (Chief) McIntosh at his home the night he was killed. (This by order of the Creek Council of Chiefs.) Samuel was not quite dead, and was taken to another town and hung the next day. Benjamin fled for his life, escaping the Red Stick Warriors. They searched for him for several days. Years later he received amnesty. During (Removal Years), Sarah (Grierson) Hawkins moved to the "new nation" & remarried to a wealthy plantation owner.

*(3) William Grierson, this son grew up in the Old Nation, married & had many children by his father's negro slave, '''Judah'''. He & his family moved to the New Territories and settled in the Poteau River Valley Area in 1833. Many of the Grayson Family shunned him & his family in the new nation.

They had two children known, which were, viz.:

*(A) John Grierson &

*(B) Annie Grierson.

William could read and write English.

*(4) David Grierson ~ Willie states: I know nothing about this son. I've seen his name once in a book by Grant Foreman. David was in the New Territories, talking to Ethan Allan Hitchcock, an agent.

'''Larbreck & Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) of the Hillabees, Creek Nation, North America'''

*'''(3) Robert Grierson (aka Grayson of the Hillabees),''' & his wife, Sin-nee-chee (Creek Indian, of Spanalgee) as compiled by Willabelle Schultz & transcribed & formatted by David Alan Grierson, 1960 (aka Lyon), had issue, eight, viz.:

*(5) Eliza Grierson, (aka Lizzie & Luzzey) being born & growing up in the Old Creek Nation, this daughter married '''William McIntosh'''. He was a half-breed Creek-Scots as she was. Eliza's life was very stormy.

Eliza Grierson & William McIntosh had two children, viz.:

*(A) Jane McIntosh, &

*(B) Chillicothe (Chilli) McIntosh.

*Her husband being rich & prosperous & Chief of the Lower Creeks, he took two more wives. When her husband signed the Removal Treaty of Indian Springs, he signed his own death warrant. The National Council of Creeks condemned him to death. Eliza's son, Chilli McIntosh, almost 21 years old, was with his father, but with women and children was given safe passage from the house. The executioners set fire to the house & shot McIntosh as he tried to escape. In the next two days, Muskogees killed Samuel Hawkins, her nephew, & tried to kill Benjamin his brother. Eliza left for the new territories with her son, Chilli McIntosh, and his uncle, Roley McIntosh. She took with her many slaves, cattle, horses and money. She had inherited much wealth from her father, Robert Grierson's Estate. She lived in the new land near her son in what is now McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Her litigations over money & slaves went on for years and years. She also could read and write English. She died in 1860, was buried in Chilli's Prairie, Indian Territory.

*(6) Thomas Grierson, this son also grew up in the Old Nation, & married there. He was busy handling his father's livestock & slaves. He is mentioned in several documents concerning the Creeks.

*Thomas Grierson emigrated to the New Territory with his five children, i.e.,

*(A) Sampson Grierson,
*(B) Milly Grierson,
*(C) Levi Grierson,
*(D) Lizzie Grierson &
*(E) David Grierson.

*He made claims for transportation & subsistence for them. No mention of a wife. Thomas settled in western Arkansas just south of Ft. Smith.

*(7) Katherine (Katy) Grierson, this daughter grew up a lovely maiden, a favorite of her father. She married a Redstick-Warrior, '''Johnie Benson''', a town warrior (Tulwa-Tus-tunug-gee). His Creek name was Tsah-nu-tsee (Little John). This warrior's father was a fullblood Creek, called In-tak-fahp-ky, who was also a conjurer, or, magician. Johnie's mother was Mary BENSON, a white woman who as a small girl was captured by a war party of Creeks. She grew up with them, being an adopted member of the tribe, marrying In-tak-fahp-ky.

'''Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) of the Hillabees continued'''

Katherine Grierson aka Katy Grayson & Johnie Benson had issue seven (7) children, viz.:

*(1) E-mah-thla-hut-ky (Hog Meat) ~ who saved the life of his brother Johnie Benson during the Red-Stick Rebellion,
*(2) Nannie Benson,
*(3) Nancy Benson,
*(4) Johnie (Tsah nu tsee) Benson & was given name of Tulwa-Tustunnugee when he became town warrior of Coweta,
*(5) Somully Benson,
*(6) Dick Benson,
*(7) Jack Benson.

*(Notes on Dick, & Jack Benson) ~ Mary's brother, upon finding out where she was, came to visit her & her children ~ she did not care to leave, but allowed him to take Dick & Jack back to Savannah, Georgia with him. They were educated there, & made trips back & forth, visiting. When "removal" came, they went with their Creek Family to the western nation.) Johnie Benson was with the Hostile Red-Sticks when Tecumseh & his brother, the Prophet came to Creek Territory to try & get all the warriors to ban together to fight the whites who were encroaching on all Indian Lands. He took up arms against United States Forces, (General) Andrew Jackson, & some Creeks with William McIntosh's factions who were fighting their own people. At the famous Battle of Horseshoe-Bend 1812, where the Red-Sticks really took a stand, he was shot nine times. (In old age, they caused him a lot of pain because the Indian doctors who treated him never extracted the bullets). He would have been left on the field, but his brother E-mah-thla took him on his back through a swamp to a place of safety where medicine men doctored him for weeks and he regained his health. Since a Creek child was always a member of his mother's clan, Tulwa was sort of clan-less because his mother, Mary was a white woman. For his children to identify & have the last name of their mother, Katy Grayson (Katherine Grierson), it was in keeping with the matrilineal tradition of the Creeks. In later years, he too used the last name of Grayson. They married after the Red-Stick War, had ten children. They went to the new territory in 1827 with the McIntosh faction, settling in the Poteau River Valley, south of the South Canadian River, lived to be quite old, wealthy in slaves, property, children and extended family network. Tulwa died during the Civil War and was buried at Red River, on the Texas Border. I often wondered how they all got along, since Tulwa was one of the 100 warriors whom Men-a-wah sent to execute (Chief) William McIntosh. The Creeks all knew who among them had turned against their own people, & it rankled & caused a division in the new land. Katy Grayson (Katherine Grierson) wanted her children to be educated & established residence near North Fork Town to see that her children & others of the Grayson Family could occupy it as a temporary home and go to school there. She had cabins built in the woods which served as a residence; & she kept one of her negro slaves to keep house and do the cooking for them. I do not know where Katy Grayson was buried, or when. I know she was alive in 1860. Many of her children & relatives were buried in the area which is now underwater in Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma.''

'''Robert Grierson (aka Grayson) of the Hillabees, & his son, Walter "Watt" Grayson'''

*(8) Walter (Watt) Grierson, this son was the youngest, was born in the Old Nation, went with the Grayson's to new lands. He married, & became very wealthy.

*Walter Grierson & his wife had one son, known, viz.:
**(A) Edmund Grierson.

*''(W. Schultz writes ~ I think he was in business with George Washington Grayson & his brother, Samuel Grayson, in a mercantile store. Much about his relationship with his [Walter's] nephews, Samuel & Washington Grayson. They loved him dearly''.)

*The following are quotes from parts of "The Indian Journal" Newspaper, 1876-1877, published in Muskogee, Creek Nation, Indian Territory:

*May 22nd, 1877 ~ A carload of lumber for Watt Grayson's new house has arrived. (p. 3)
*April 5th,1877 ~ Watt Grayson's new house is nearing completion; carpentry work being done by Mr. Frier (p. 3) Watt Grayson has decided to double the size of his house. (p. 3)
*May 10th, 1877 ~ Fryer, the carpenter of Watt Grayson's house is nearing completion. Mr. Grayson, one of the leading men of his Nation has over 300 acres under cultivation on the bottom land of the Canadian River. (p. 3)
*July 26th, 1877 ~ Mr. Watt Grayson has been quite sick for some time, but (Doctor) Lindsey reports he is much better. (p. 3)
*August 18th, 1877 ~ Watt Grayson is dangerously ill at the Sulphur Springs on Elk Creek. (p. 3)
*August 30th, 1877 ~ Letter from Watt Grayson "To Whom It May Concern" stating his health is grave & inviting anyone who may have claim against him should present it for settlement. He is at either his home or at Sulphur Springs, 1-1/2 miles west of the Checote Switch, dated August 28th, 1877. (p. 3).
*September 8th, 1877 ~ (Uncle) Watt Grayson left Monday for Clinton, Missouri to seek medical treatment for his illness. He was accompanied by his nephew, Samuel Grayson, & Thomas Adams.
*September 15th, 1877 ~ Samuel Grayson has returned from Clinton & reports Watt Grayson more comfortable. (p. 3).
*September 22nd, 1877 ~ From the "Clinton Democrat", Samuel Grayson & his (Uncle) Watt Grayson will be staying at Allen House for the Fall. Mr. Watt Grayson is seeking medical treatment from (Doctor) Britts. This is the same Watt Grayson who was robbed of $18,000 three years ago. The robbers tried to hang him five times to make him tell where it was hidden, but he only told them when they threatened his wife. (p. 1).

*"I have no knowledge as to when Walter (Watt) Grayson died, but I'm sure it wasn't long after the above information. The only thing I personally heard from my mother about him & his wife was that after they moved into their new home, people descended on their old house, stripping the wallpaper & cheesecloth off the walls, thinking that he had money hidden there."

*The "Indian Journal" newspaper was owned by his nephew, George Washington Grayson, & a partner. Published in Eufaula, Indian Territory, & still being published today by another owner, in Eufaula, Oklahoma. This was one of two papers in the Indian Nation at this time. The other was in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The above excerpts were from issues torn, burned, & damaged, but edited, compiled & put into a book by Linda S. Moore, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

'''History of the Baronets of Lag & Rockhall by David Alan Grierson, 1960 (aka Lyon) © December 15th, 2007, beginning with (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, "Auld Lag" ~ (Grierson Origins, Grierson World Project, tome L.O.C. © May 17th, 1994)'''

*''(Wandering Willie's Tale, by (Sir) Walter Scott, Baronet ~ Ye maun have heard of (Sir) Robert Redgauntlet of that Ilk, who lived in these parts before the dear years. '''The country will lang mind him; & our fathers used to draw breath thick if ever they heard him named.''' He was out wi' the Hielandmen in Montrose's time; & again he was in the hills wi' Glencairn (q) in the saxteen hundred & fifty-twa; & sae when King Charles the Second came in, wha was in sic favour as the Laird of Redgauntlet? He was knighted at Lonon court, wi' the King's ain sword; & being a red-hot prelatist, he came down here, rampauging like a lion, with commissions of lieutenancy, (& of lunacy, for what I ken,) to put down a' the Whigs & Covenanters in the country. Wild wark they made of it; for the Whigs were as dour as the Cavaliers were fierce, & it was which should first tire the other. Redgauntlet was aye for the strong hand; & his name is kend as wide in the country as Claverhouse's or Tain Dalyell's. Glen, nor dargle, nor mountain, nor cave, could bide the puir hill-folk when Redgauntlet was out with bugle & bloodhound after them, as if they had been sae mony deer. And troth when they fand them, they didna mak muckle mair ceremony than a Hielandman wil a roebuck ~ It was just, "Will ye tak the test?" ~ if not, "Make ready - present ~ fire!" ~ & there lay the recusant. '''Far & wide was (Sir) Robert hated & feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with''' Satan ~ that he was proof against steel ~ & that bullets happed aff his buff-coat like hailstanes from a hearth ~ that he had a mear that would turn a hare on the side of Carrifra-gawns(1) ~ & muckle to the same purpose, of whilk mair anon. The best blessing the wared on him was, "Deil scowp wi' Redgauntlet!" He wasna a bad maister to his ain folk though, & was weel aneugh liked by his tenants; & as for the lackies & troopers that raid out wi' him to the persecutions, as the Whigs caa'd those killing times, they wad hae drunken themsells blind to his health at ony time.)''

'''17th century continued with further history of the 1st Baronet of Lag'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, "Auld Lag", 1st Baronet was involved in a near massacre in [[Kirconnell]] & gained a fearsome reputation that almost cost him his life. (Sir) Robert Grierson married (Dame) Henrietta Douglas, sister germain of William Douglas, the Earl of Queensberry, strengthening the bonds between these two lowland families.

*''(Sir) Robert was arrested in 1696 (Reference no. JC27/79, "Process in trial of (Sir) Robert Grierson of Lagg for false coining"). Later he was accused of conspiracy to counterfeit money. (Sir) Robert Grierson had a marriage contract with Henrietta Douglas dated the 21st day of September, 1676.''

*''(Edinburgh Commissary Court, 1689 ~ (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lagg to be liberated from prison.)''

*''(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).''

*'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 1st Baronet of Lag''' (born 1657; died 1733) & his wife, Henrietta Douglas (died 1736) had issue six, viz.:

*'''(1) (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.).

*(2) James Grierson or Greir (d. April, 1721), who married Elizabeth Fergusson, & their only surviving son, (Sir) Robert Grierson became the 3rd Baronet of Lag, had issue known, three, viz.:
**'''(A) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 3rd Baronet of Lag''', who died in 1765, (d.s.p.),
**(B) Alexander Grierson (died young)
**(C) Henrietta Grierson, married James Fergusson, of Dumfries, Scotland,

*''(Service of Heirs ~ Henrietta Fergusson, Widow of James Ferguson, (Surgeon), Dumfries, to her Brother, (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lagg ~ Heir General ~ 2nd November, 1765 ~ date of recording: 1765, November 16th.)''

*(3) John Grierson or Grier, "sometime apothecary in Carlisle", (died after July 2nd, 1731), 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.)''

*''(February 1708 ~ Bond ~ Homer Grierson, (Chirurgeon) Dumfries to John Grierson, apothecary in Carlisle, ~ 15th July, 1707.)''

*''(Minute Books from Glasgow Commissary Court Deeds ~ John Grier alias Grierson, son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, Scotland - perjury in the year 1715.)''

*'''(4) (Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson, 4th Baronet of Lag''', (d. 1766), was captured with his older brother, William at the 1st Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 (The London Gazette ~ Whitehall, November 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.)''

*(5) Henrietta Grierson, spouse of (Sir) Walter Laurie, of Maxwellton & had at least, issue one, viz.:
**(A) William Laurie, ''(Dumfries Sasines, dated 3rd November, 1726),''

*(6) 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).''

'''17th century continued with (Sir) William Grierson, 2nd Baronet of Lag'''

*'''(Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 2nd Baronet of Lag''', born c1677, Rockall, Annary, Scotland. (Sir) William Grierson died in 1760, s.p. (married with no children).

*''[[With the exception of Margaret Rankins' child, illigitimate.]]'' ''(Dumfries Kirk Session ~ archive reference CH2/537/1, pp. 32, 33, 38, 39, 40 & 42 ~ dated November 11th, 1714; William Grierson, trade not listed here; place: Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Topic ~ is named as father of Margaret Rankins's child; cited & did not appear; given his bond obliging him to compear; compears & ordered to appear at next session; does not compear; bond withdrawn; confesses guilt; rebuked; appeared before congregation, notes, Illegitimacy.)''

*He married (Dame) Anna "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 Aspatria, Cumberland, England.

*Anna was the daughter of (Sir) Richard Musgrave, Baronet, of Hayton Castle, Cumberland, England & his wife, Dorothy James. She died "At Rockhall, Collin, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, on December 17th, 1749" (Scots' Magazine, held 5th floor, Mitchell Library Complex, Glasgow). Anna "Anne" Musgrave was buried 19th December, 1749, probably at Dunscore Parish churchyard. '''(Chief) (Sir) William Grierson''', 2nd Baronet, was captured & taken prisoner with his brother, '''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', 4th Baronet, of Lag (who died February 7th, 1766), at the 1st Jacobite Rebellion (The London Gazette, November 26th, 1715).

*''(2nd March, 1761 [(not 1760 as in list)] - Assignation & Disposition (made 1738), (Sir) William Grierson to Ann MusGrave, his spouse. (He is William Grierson, of Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, & she is Ann MusGrave, daughter of (Sir) Richard MusGrave, of Haiton Castle, Cumberland, England, Baronet. She had maintained (Sir) William Grierson, of Lag, for 5 years after their marriage of her own fortune as he could not have access to his father’s estate - she repaired the house at Rockhall, both inside & out & furnished it & bought horses, cattle & sheep for the farm, she paid several of his personal debts ‘which he was distressed for’. He therefore dispones all his moveable estate to her - dated 24th November, 1738. There follows a deed dated 1744 in which Ann MusGrave makes her wish recorded that everything that she owns should be returned to her family after her death.)''

*''(Minute Books of Glasgow Court Commissary Deeds, GD78/209 ~ August 8th through 12th 1720 ~ Contract of marriage between William Grierson, eldest son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag & Anna MusGrave, third daughter of (Sir) Richard Musgrave, of Hayton Castle, Cumberland, Baronet.)''

*''(The National Archives of Scotland ~ Papers of Clerk family of Penicuik, Midlothian ~ Country Code Great Britain, Rep. Code 234 ~ Repository National Archives of Scotland ~ referenc no. GD18/2640 ~ Title Letters (6) from William Grierson & Gilbert Grierson on Queensberry estate affairs ~ dated between 1732-1736 ~ Access Status (Open.)''

'''17th century continued with the 3rd Baronet of Lag'''

(Chief) (Sir) William Grierson, 2nd Baronet of Lag, died without a legitimate male heir, so his younger brother, James Grierson's son (James Grierson, 2nd Son of the 1st Baronet of Lag, having died April, 1721), (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 3rd Baronet of Lag (Robert was the only surviving male of James Grierson & Elizabeth Fergusson) then succeeded to became the 3rd Baronet of Lag.

Whenever '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', of Lag, James Grierson's eldest surviving son, the 3rd Baronet died in 1765, d.s.p., the Baronetcy would have fallen to the next younger son of "Auld Lag", John Grierson, 3rd Son of the 1st Baronet, & of Dalgoner, & "sometime Apothecary in Carlisle, ("Bond - Archibald Cutlare of Orroland borrowed money from Mr. John Grear, son of (Sir) Robert Grierson Of Lag, 1709.), [[however]], John Grierson, 3rd Son, died c1731, so it then fell to '''(Chief) (Sir) William Grierson's''' youngest brother, 4th Son of the 1st Baronet of Lag, '''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', of Lag, at this time succeeded to become the 4th Baronet of Lag, & succeeded as chief of Clan Grierson.

*(2) James Grierson or Greir (d. April, 1721), who married Elizabeth Fergusson, & their only surviving son, (Sir) Robert Grierson became the 3rd Baronet of Lag.

*James Grierson or Grier & his wife, Elizabeth Fergusson had issue known, three, viz.:
**'''(A) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 3rd Baronet of Lag''', who died in 1765, (d.s.p.),
**(B) Alexander Grierson (died young)
**(C) Henrietta Grierson, married James Fergusson, of Dumfries, Scotland.

'''18th century continued with the 4th Baronet of Lag'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', 4th Baronet of Lag died on the 7th day of February, 1766, at Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland (Scots' Magazine). '''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', of Lag was (Chamberlain to the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch, c1722-1765). "Mr. Gilbert Grierson, Chamberlain to Francis, Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch of his intromissions with arrears due by tenants of lordship of Dalkeith & barony of East Park alias Smeaton", (National Archives of Scotland).

'''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', of Lag married 25th November, 1737, at Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland to Elizabeth Maitland, dau. of (Colonel) Richard Maitland & his wife, Elizabeth Bell. Both '''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', of Lag, & his wife, Elizabeth were buried at Mouswald parish church cemetery. The 2nd, & 4th Baronets were the children of the 1st Baronet, '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', born 1657, known as "Auld Lag".

*The 3rd Baronet was the only surviving son of James, 2nd son of the 1st Baronet, but James died in April, 1721. His Last Will & Testament ~ ''"James Grierson, February 5th, 1729 ~ CC8/8/92 ~ 2nd son of (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lagg, "Auld Lagg" (Testament Dative & Inventory)".''

*''(Scots' Magazine ~ Deaths ~ Volume 50 ~ April 8th, 1788 ~ "At Dumfries, (Lady) Grierson, relict of (Sir) Gilbert Grierson, of Lagg, Baronet.)''

*''(Service of Heirs ~ (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag, 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''.)

*'''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson''', of Lag & his wife, (Lady) Margaret Dalzell, had issue eight, known, viz.:

*(1) Anne Grierson, married S. Stewart,
*(2) Harriett Grierson, married John Symons, of Dumfries,
*(3) Elizabeth Grierson, married (Reverend) E. Middleton,
*(4) Jane Grierson, married Hugh MAXWELL, of Dalswinton,
*(5) Richard Grierson,
*(6) Charles Grierson, d.s.p.,

*''(Dumfries Court Commissary Deeds, June, 1788 ~ Disposition & Assignation ~ Charles Grierson to (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet, of Lag & Rockhall.)''

*'''(7) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', born 1733; died 8th August, 1839, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland,
*(8) John Grierson, c1735, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

At this time, '''(Chief) (Sir) Gilbert Grierson's''' successor, '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, was born in 1733 & succeeded to became the 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall upon the death of his father. He married (Lady) Margaret Dalzell, 18th October, 1777, Dumfries, Scotland & had a large family. '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall lived an unusually long life, dying on the 8th of August, 1839, at the advanced age of 106 (The Times: London, Middlesex, England), & was buried at Mouswald Parish Church Cemetery (Monument Inscription, Grierson Burial Chamber, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland).

'''18th century & descendants of (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

'''(7) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, born 1733; died 8th August, 1839, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland. He married Margaret Dalzell, daughter of Alexander Dalzell & Elizabeth Jackson, on 18th October, 1777 at Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He died on 8th August, 1839 at the Estate of Rock Hall, Collin, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was buried on 15th August, 1839 at Mouswald Church, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. His will was probated in July, 1842. (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag & Rockhall, 5th Baronet, was commissioned with the rank of Ensign, in the service of the 6th Foot. He gained the rank of Lieutenant on 10th October, 1761 in the service of the 11th Foot. He retired from the military in 1763. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Grierson, of Lag, co. Dumfries [N.S., 1685] on 7th February, 1766.

*''(Hunter & Barjarg Muniments ~ GD78/240 ~ Letter from (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Rockhall about family matters.)''

*''(Scots' Magazine ~ Deaths ~ Volume 84 ~ July 24th, 1819 ~ "At Rockhall, (Lady) Margaret Grierson.)''

*'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & his wife, Margaret 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.)''

'''18th century & descendants of (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & his wife, Margaret Dalzell, had issue fourteen, viz.:

*'''(2) (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson''', 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, b. 1777, d. 14th March, 1840,
*(3) (Lt.-Colonel) William Grierson, b. 7th August, 1778, d. 30th November, 1865, aged 87 years. He married Jane Beattie, daughter of Thomas Beattie. He was buried at St. Mary's Church, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

*''(Scots' Magazine ~ Marriages ~ volume 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.)''

*''(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, known, viz.:
**(A) Margaret Elizabeth Grierson, d. 26th March, 1918, &
**(B) (Lieutenant) Thomas Beattie Grierson, b. 1827, d. 4th September, 1857.

*''(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.)''

*''(Thomas Beattie Grierson (Lieutenant) ~ March 7th, 1863 ~ reference ~ SC15/41/12 ~ number of pages (3) ~ Available Yes. Additional information: of Her Majesty's Eighty, Regiment of Foot, Residing in Dumfries. Court: Dumfries Sheriff Court.)''

'''18th century & descendants of (Sir) Robert Grierson, 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

'''(7) (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, born 1733; died 8th August, 1839, Mouswald, Dumfries, Scotland. He married Margaret Dalzell, daughter of Alexander Dalzell & Elizabeth Jackson, on 18th October, 1777 at Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He died on 8th August, 1839 at Rock Hall, Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was buried on 15th August, 1839 at Mouswald Church, Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. His will was probated in July, 1842. (Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson, of Lag & Rockhall, 5th Baronet, was commissioned with the rank of Ensign, in the service of the 6th Foot. He gained the rank of Lieutenant on 10th October, 1761 in the service of the 11th Foot. He retired from the military in 1763. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet Grierson, of Lag, co. Dumfries [N.S., 1685] on 7th February, 1766.

*''(The Times, London, (2) SC15/41/7 - Robert Grierson, Baronet, Rockhall, Parish of Mousewald, (2) 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 ~ 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 spous (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 Marqis 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.)''
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'''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Grierson''', 5th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & his wife, Margaret Dalzell, had issue fourteen, viz.:

*(4) (Captain) Charles Grierson, b. 1st July, 1783; 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.)''

*(5) Henrietta Grierson, b. 15th December, 1784,
*(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.),
*(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 Mouswald, Dumfries-shire, Scotland; married November 14th, 1810, James Crichton, of Friars' Carse.

*''(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.)''

*(14) Joshua Grierson.

'''18th-19th century continued with the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The senior, surviving male of his sons, then succeeded as the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: '''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson''', born 1777, Dumfries, Scotland; died 14th March, 1840, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, married (Lady) Elizabeth Dalzell in 1803, only dau. of the (Honorable) Richard Dalzell, of Glenae, eldest son of 5th Earl of Carnwath & had issue known, eight, viz.:

*''(Scots' Magazine ~ deaths ~ vol. 85 ~ p. 192 ~ January 17th, 1820 ~ "At Gosport, Robert Grierson, Esquire, Royal Navy, eldest son of Alexander Grierson, Younger of Lag.)''

*''(Also the (Honorable) Elizabeth Dalziel, wife of (Sir) Alexander Grierson, Baronet, died May 24th, 1837.)''

*(Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & Elizabeth Dalzell had issue known, eight, viz.:

*(1) Agnes Grierson,
*(2) Mary Ann Grierson, died young,
*'''(3) (Sir) Richard Grierson, succeeded as 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', born 1804, died 5th May, 1846,
*'''(4) (Sir) Alexander William Grierson, succeeded as 8th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', born 7th August, 1806, died 27th December, 1879,
*(5) Elizabeth Grierson, born c1811, died 1871,

'''18th-19th century continued with the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The senior, surviving male of his sons, then succeeded as the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: '''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson''', born 1777, Dumfries, Scotland; died 14th March, 1840, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, married (Lady) Elizabeth Dalzell in 1803, only dau. of the (Honorable) Richard Dalzell, of Glenae, eldest son of 5th Earl of Carnwath & had issue known, eight, viz.:
*'''(6) (Commander) William Charles Grierson''', born 12th July, 1815, died 8th February, 1871, married Emma Sophia Comerford & had issue, three, viz.:
**(1) Elizabeth Sophia Grierson, born at SouthSea, Hampshire, England; died May 2nd, 1893, Epsom, Surrey, England; married (Lt.-Colonel) Ponsonby Glenn Huggins, son of Horatio James Huggins & Letitia Laborde, in 1883.
*Elizabeth Sophia Grierson & (Lt.-Col.) Ponsonby Glenn Huggins had issue three, viz.:
*(1) Margaret "Daisy" Sophia Grierson Huggins, died young in England,
*(2) Mary Elizabeth Glen Grierson Huggins, died at Norfolk, England, in an advanced age,
*(3) William Nelson Huggins, he married Theonilla Fernades de Oliveira & by 1914, they had issue four, viz.:
**(A) Mary Emilie Huggins,
**(B) Elizabeth Sophia Huggins,
**(C) Ronald Ponsonby Huggins, &
**(D) Edith Gwendolay Huggins.

'''18th-19th century continued with the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The senior, surviving male of his sons, then succeeded as the 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: '''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander Gilbert Grierson''', born 1777, Dumfries, Scotland; died 14th March, 1840, 6th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, married (Lady) Elizabeth Dalzell in 1803, only dau. of the (Honorable) Richard Dalzell, of Glenae, eldest son of 5th Earl of Carnwath & had issue eight, viz.:

*'''(6) (Commander) William Charles Grierson''' & Emma Sophia Comerford had issue three, viz.:
**'''(2) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', born November 30th, 1858, died April 1st, 1912,
**(3) Gilbert William Frederick Grierson (Wine Merchant) was born July 29th, 1861, Bitteswe, Hampshire, England; died February 15th, 1906; he married Margaret Rose Wylie, born c1865 at Clapham, Surrey, England, daughter of John Eaton McLeod Wylie & Rose Stacey, on March 2nd, 1889 at St. Mary's Church, Belham, England. Gilbert William Frederick Grierson gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Scottish Borderers Militia.

*Gilbert William Frederick Grierson (Wine Merchant) & his wife, Margaret Rose Wylie had issue two known, viz.:
**(1) Helen M. Grierson (Census also lists her as Ellen N. Grierson, very likely one & the same person), must have died young, as he is listed in the Peerage as having no issue.

*(7) Judith Grierson, born on July 12th, 1815; married William James Davidson, marriage date June 14th, 1844; she died on June 7th, 1845 at age 29,
*(8) Eleanor Grierson, born c1818.

'''19th century continued with the 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The senior, surviving male of his sons, then became the 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: '''(Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson''', 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, 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 & Rockhall, Mouswald, 1846, 20/5, 4G, (Dumfries & Galloway Newspaper Indexes.)''

*Eleanor "Helen" Bell & '''(Chief) (Sir) Richard Grierson''', 7th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall 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 & Rockhall, born 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].''

*(Sir) Richard Grierson & his wife, (Dame) Eleanor "Helen" Bell had issue, one, viz.:
**(1) unknown son Grierson was the son who died, in infancy.

'''19th century continued with the 8th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

'''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander William Grierson''', 8th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, 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.)''

'''19th-20th century continued with the 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The 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.

*'''(Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', Justice of the Peace, 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, & they had issue, three, viz.:

*''(The Times, Thursday, May 1st, 1890; p. 13; issue 33,000; column F. ~ Police. At Bow-Street, before Mr. Lushington the (Reverend) Robert Simpson, 67, of St. Peter's-vicarage, Eltham-road, Lee, Kent, England, recently rector of St. Clement Danes, Strand, surrendered to his bail to answer a charge of inciting a boy named Joseph Sampson, to commit an unlawful offense in a railway carriage between cannon-street & Charing-cross (South-Eastern Railway) on Friday last. Mr. Crawshaw defended. The defendant was placed in the witness-box & gave a most emphatic denial to the allegations. (Admiral) Hubert Campion, (Sir) James Whitehead, (Archdeacon) Sinclair, & (Sir) Alexander Grierson bore testimony to the excellence of the defendant's character as a man of the highest integrity & honour. Acquitted...., who would leave the court without the slightest possible stain upon his character.)''

*''(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 & Rockhall, Dumfries-shire, Northern Britain, of a son & heir.)''

*''(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.)''

*'''(2) (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', & (Lady) Fannie White, had issue three, viz.:
**'''(1) Robert Gilbert White Grierson, 10th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', 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,
**(2) (Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson, born 27th October, 1884, died 29th March, 1951,

'''19th-20th century continued with the 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

*'''(2) (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson, 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', & (Lady) Fannie White, had issue three, viz.:
**(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).

''*(After some years in Canada, he returned home when war broke out & obtained a Commission in the King's Wwn Scottish Borderers. In 1915 he was sent to the Dardanelles &, after three months there, was invalided to Malta suffering with dysentery. On rejoining his Battalion, he took part in actions in the Sinai Dessert, including the first & the second battles of Gaza, after which he was mentioned in despatches dated march 18th 1917, '''"for gallant & distinguished services in the field". ''' He had before this been recommended for the military cross. Immediately after the second battle of Gaza, for which he had volunteered to remain, he was attached to the Egyptian army & was given an appointment at Nyala, far away in the desert, as officer in the command of the district & was also in command of the native troops. When a serious breakdown in health was threatened after a years arduous work, he received official orders to proceed on leave & was granted three months but home leave being impracticable at that time after the long journey through the desert he remained in Egypt. On returning to the sudan he was appointed to command a flying column. At last he feel sick with a severe attack of malaria. On leaving hospital, he commanded the wireless station at nasser where in December, 1919 his health being seriously undermined by his devotion to duty he medical board advised his immediate return home. At the last moment however he was required to fill an appointment as officer in command at Akobo for which he was specially fitted by his knowledge of Arabic & his influence of the native troops. When he reached London, England in July, 1920 after a severe attack of malaria in Khartoum he was in a state of collapse. He gradually sank & died in a ministry of pensions hospital in London, England in February, 1922, aged 33. [[Brother officers wrote:]] ~ It seems just like yesterday that he was keeping us cheery & bright under the circumstances. He has joined that glorious band of heroes who served their country so well. Freddy's Non-Commissioned Officers & men did not only like him, they simply worshipped him & I think when one can say that its says everything. Splendid fellows they were, & when an officer has the confidence & admiration of his men & Freddie had, it just speaks more than words can. [[Another friend wrote:]] ~ Freddy did nobly in the war & we must be very proud of him & his record of splendid service. One who taught him at rugby & knew his high spirits & excitable nature & also his generous & warm hearted affection wrote: Generous & of chivalrous instinct, he readily joined that gallant company of men who were eager to face death or wounds or lingering sickness of king & country in the righteous cause. His friends knew of him that he could have no other wish. He married in 1910, Frederica daughter of Arthur Frederick Skipp, of Cheltenham & left one daughter.)''

*Frederick Vedast Grierson & Frederica Skipp had issue one, viz.:
**(1) Lorna Mary Sheila Grierson; m. May 31st, 1941, (divorced 1951) Carl Berger, son of late Samuel Berger.

'''19th-20th century continued with the 10th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

The senior male of his sons then became the 10th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall: '''(Chief) (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson, 10th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', (Major) 1/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, formerly (Lieutenant) Royal Scots, A.D.C. Personal Staff, served in World War I, born on September 27th, 1883, Morden, Surrey, England & he died on June 16th, 1957, Brighton, South East, England; having 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, Tuesday, June 18th, 1957; p. 13; issue 53,870; column B. Obituaries ~ (Sir) Robert Grierson ~ (Major) (Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson, Baronet, has died at Brighton at the age of 73. He was educated at Uppingham & joined The Royal Scots. During the 1914-1918 War he served with a battalion of '''The King's Own Scottish Borderers.''' He succeeded his father as 10th Baronet in 1912. He married Hilda, daughter of James Stewart, of Surbiton, & their only son, Mr. Richard Douglas Grierson, who was born in 1912, succeeds to the baronetcy.)''

*'''(Sir) Robert Gilbert White Grierson, 10th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''' & his wife, (Lady) Hilda Stewart, had issue one, viz.:
**'''(Sir) Richard Douglas Grierson, 11th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', born 25th June, 1912, died 5th May, 1987, (d.s.p.).

'''20th century continued with the 11th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall'''

They had one son, (Chief) (Sir) Richard Douglas Grierson who succeeded to became the 11th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall.
*'''(Chief) (Sir) Richard Douglas Grierson, 11th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall''', was born on June 25th, 1912, Brighton, East Sussex, England & died on May 5th, 1987, d.s.p. [he was unmarried, & died without children].

*''([[The Times]], Deaths, 1982-1988 ~ Richard Douglas, (Sir) Grierson ~ Death Date 5th May, 1987 ~ Published Date: 8th May, 1987.)''

'''19th-20th century continued with the 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall & Chief'''

The 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall 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 & Rockhall.

*'''(issue no. 2) (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson''', succeeded as 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, & (Lady) Fannie White, had issue 3, viz.:
**'''(issue no. 2) (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".

*(Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson & his wife, Violet Ethel Bewes, had issue two, viz.:
*'''(issue no. 1) (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson''', succeeded as 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, born 24th July, 1921; married Valerie Anne Wright, daughter of Russell George Wright, on April 17th, 1971 & had issue one, viz.:
**(1) Sarah Anne Grierson, born 13 September 13th, 1973.

'''19th-20th century continued with the 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, our undisputed Chief'''

*'''(issue no. 2) (Chief) (Sir) Alexander Davidson Grierson''', succeeded as 9th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall, & (Lady) Fannie White, had issue 3, viz.:
**'''(issue no. 2) (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".

*(Lt.-Colonel) Alexander George William Grierson & his wife, Violet Ethel Bewes, had issue two, viz.:

*''(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.)''
**'''(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 two, known, viz.:

*(1) Richard "David" Vernon, Esquire, born May 31st, 1956, at Princess Beatrice Hospital, S.W.5.; married 1988 to RoseMary Nicola Myer, born c1960, England, & had issue three, viz.:
*''(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.)''
**(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) A daughter Vernon, born April 22nd, 1956, at The Tonbridge Nursing Home,
*''(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.)''

*'''(Chief) (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson''', 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall - he was born on July 24th, 1921; 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 one, viz.:
***(A) Thomas McKinley Alexander Miller, born 6th November, 2002.
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*Note ~ (Sir) Michael leaves no male heir at his death, so then this baronetcy, for the first time in many years will cross to another line of the family, and may even revert way back to an earlier line, as yet undiscovered. The most probably line at this time, may be William Grierson of Barquhar's younger brother, James Grierson of Larglanglie. © December 15th, 2007 by David Alan Grierson, 1960 (aka Lyon) ~ Grierson Origins (Grierson World Project, tome ~ © May 17th, 1994).
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*The Lord Lyon's Office, dated 2006 ~ "With regard to the descent of the baronetcy, the 1st Baronet was created in 1685 with the remainder to his heirs male whatsoever & this would allow a baronet to come from a generation prior to that of the 1st Baronet. ~ The way in which it works is that one would work back from now through each generation to find the nearest heir male. On looking at the pedigree as it appears in the general reference works, it does seem that there have been relatively few males since the 1st Baronet and they have not left a large number of descendants and I suspect that it may well be that the next Baronet would come from an earlier generation."

===Grateful Acknowledgements to other Researchers===

*(1) (Sir) Philip James Hamilton-Grierson, of Dalgoner for his "Charters of Lag" & other works, (1851-1927),
*(2) Philip John Hamilton-Grierson, C.B.E., of Pitlundie, for his "Larbreck Bible Records" & other works, 2006-7,
*(3) Paul D. Chilvers-Grierson, in Scotland, for his "Baldonell family notes", 2003,
*(4) William N. Greer, (Wheaton, Illinois) for his "First Lord of Lag",
*(5) Ralph & Judia Terry for their "The Greer Family of Judia & Ralph Terry",
*(6) Lois Templeton & Robert Alan Temple, Washington, D.C. for their contributions to Grierson, Grier, & Greer history,
*(7) Diane Baptie, B.A., 35 Pittville Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH15 2BX for her many transcriptions,
*(8) J. Crawford Grier, of Dunfermline, Scotland, (deceased) for generous donations of transcriptions in 1998,
*(9) (Lieut.-Colonel) J. R. H. Greeves for his "The family of Grierson" in the Irish Genealogists in 1953.

'''Current Chief of Clan Grierson'''

The current chief of the Clan Grierson is (Sir) Michael John Bewes Grierson, of Lag, 12th Baronet of Lag & Rockhall. (Sir) Michael Grierson of Lag, Baronet, 40-C Palace Road, Streatharn Hill, London, 5W2 2NJ England.


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