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DURHAM, Eufame
(About 1515-Before 1581)


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1. STRACHAN, John of Claypotts

DURHAM, Eufame 1

  • Born: About 1515
  • Marriage (1): STRACHAN, John of Claypotts
  • Died: Before 21 November 1581 1

  General Notes:

"Durham Eufame, sometime spouse to John Strachan, of Claypotts 21 Nov. 1581" 1

Eufame married John STRACHAN of Claypotts, son of John STRATHACHIN in Le Claypottis and Unknown. (John STRACHAN of Claypotts was born about 1508 and died before 15 November 1593 2 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The castle we know today (Claypotts Castle, Dundee) was built by a second John Strachan who married a Eufame Durham from a neighbouring estate. The couple had seven children and John Strachan had his own coat-of-arms (in the picture here - with his initials incorporated in it). John lived to enjoy his castle until 1593 and was succeeded by his son Gilbert and then his grandson, the third John Strachan."



1 Will or Testament, Commissariat of Edinburgh Register of Testaments 1514-1600.

2 Internet Site, Lands and Tower of Claypotts pdf by M.R.Apted (1954-1955).

3 National Records of Scotland, Legal records - Wills and testaments.

4 Internet Site,

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