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MUIRHEAD, James 6th of Lauchope
(About 1510-)
(About 1507-)
HAMILTON, David of Bothwellhaugh
(About 1495-)
SHAW, Christian
(About 1515-)
MUIRHEAD, James elder, 7th of Lauchope, Sir
(About 1535-Before 1623)
HAMILTON, Janet of Bothwellhaugh
(About 1540-About 1586)
MUIRHEAD, James younger, 8th of Lauchope
(About 1565-Before 1649)


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1. HOUSTON, Elizabeth heiress of Craigtoun

MUIRHEAD, James younger, 8th of Lauchope 1

  • Born: About 1565
  • Marriage (1): HOUSTON, Elizabeth heiress of Craigtoun 1
  • Died: Before 29 January 1649 2

   Another name for James was MUIREHEID, James of Lauchope.2

   User ID: Z751.

  General Notes:

"On 17 November, 1624 a property record was recorded in the Register of Sasines for Lanarkshire.(1.45) That record noted the right and title to lands 'given by Mr. John Crawford younger of Ruchsolloche, baillie for Lady Anna Cunningham, Marquess of Hamilton, as commissioner for her deceased husband, James Marquis of Hamilton to James Muirhead now of Lachope of all and haill the lands of Over and Nether Lachope and the lands of Auchinloy, Freeland and Potterland. She had provided a precept of clare constat recognizing him as eldest son and heir to his deceased father, James Muirhead of Lachope dated at Hamilton, 10 October 1624.' The sasine was witnessed by Robert Fleming of Clydsyd, Gavin Muirhead in the town of Thankerton, John Massie, Gabriel Weir, servant to James Muirhead, John Ingllis of Langbyres, William Brounlie in Auchinloy and John Barie, servant to Thomas Wilson, writer."

from Mother Bedford website

of Lauchope, parish of Bothwell
Glasgow Commissary Court

from Wills and Testaments 1 2

James married Elizabeth HOUSTON heiress of Craigtoun.1 (Elizabeth HOUSTON heiress of Craigtoun was born about 1575.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The eldest son of James and Janet (Hamilton) Muirhead, James Muirhead, (8th) of Lauchope, who was born circa 1573, was married twice. His first wife, according to Nisbet, was Jean Houstoun, the daughter and sole heir of James Houstoun of Craigtoun and his wife, Margaret (Fleming) of Barrochan, in the county of Dunbartoun. In the Register of the Privy Council, this James Muirhead's wife's name is given as Elizabeth, and her father's name is given as Patrick.(1.46) In that register, the entry of 31 May, 1597 states:

'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.' "

from Mother Bedford website 1


1 Internet Site, James Muirhead of Lauchope.

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

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