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Re: ALEXANDER GRAY, MELROSE, c. 1680, m. Elizabeth Proteus.
Posted by: Nancy (ID *****5261) Date: July 03, 2004 at 03:11:27
In Reply to: Re: ALEXANDER GRAY, MELROSE, c. 1680, m. Elizabeth Proteus. by Sandra Olsen of 671

Sandra,

I was surprised to read that you believe that the Margaret Thin who married Alexander GRAY at Melrose in 1722, was the daughter of Thomas Thynne and Jean Montgomery. I do wonder how you came to this conclusion?

I have been researching my THIN/THYNNE ancestors for a number of years, and the evidence points definitely to Margaret being the daughter of John THIN, a portioner of Blainslie in Melrose parish. I descend from John's brother James THIN , who, being younger, did not inherit any Thin family land, but became a tenant farmer. I have details of a document showing Margaret's inheritance rights to the Blainslie lands of her father, John Thin. This was from the Register of Sasines. Alexander GRAY was a portioner in his own right, and by his marriage to Margaret acquired even more land. A Colonel Oliver who wrote a book on Blainslie some years ago (I have a copy), showed that Alexander and Margaret were in fact, 2nd cousins, through (I think) their TURNER ancestry. If this should interest you, I could look out what I have, and send you some details, but I realise that your interest focuses on the GRAY family.

Hope this might be some help -

Nancy.


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