MUIRHEAD, James 8th of Lauchope, Sir 1 2
- Born: About 1573
- Marriage (1): HOUSTON, Jean or Elizabeth Heiress of Craigtoun, Dunbartonshire
' The first marriage of James Muirhead (8th) of Lauchope (to Elizabeth Houstoun) produced three sons: John (known as John Muirhead of Brydinhill), James, the heir, and Thomas along with three daughters: one married to Alexander Gartsbore [sic] of that-ilk in the County of Dumbartoun; the second, Joanna, to John Crawfurd , 'Younger of Ruchsolloch' in the county of Lanark; and the third, as noted by Nisbet "to ----- Baillie of Pockemmet." The second marriage of James (to Margaret Somerville) is not known to have resulted in any children.'
James married Jean or Elizabeth HOUSTON Heiress of Craigtoun, Dunbartonshire, daughter of James or Patrick HOUSTON of Craigtoun and Margaret or Mariota FLEMING of Barrochan family. (Jean or Elizabeth HOUSTON Heiress of Craigtoun, Dunbartonshire was born about 1575.)
""The King granted to James Muirheid バn and heir apparent of James Muirheid of Lauchope and Elizabeth Houフoun his パouテ lawful daughter and heir apparent of Patrick Houフoun of Craigtoun the lands of Craigtoun thomebowie and Carnieddon with the mill of Craigtoun etc extending to ｣10 old extent in the ドeriffdom of dumbarton which the ヂid Patrick reナgned in their favour in performance of a certain contract and which the King for テrvices rendered to him and his anceフors by the ヂid James the younger and his anceフors and for the payment of a certain fine regranted to the aforeヂid perバns reテrving a liferent to ヂid Patrick and Mariota Flemyng his wife. To hold to the ヂid James the younger and Elizabeth in joint feu and their iピue lawfully procreated between them for default to the lawful and next heirs of the ヂid James the younger."
noted in MacFarlane as taken from the Register of the Privy Council, 3