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(About 1260-)
DE THORNTON, Valentine
(About 1270-After 1309)
STRACHAN, James of Monboddo, then of Thornton, Sir
DE THORNTON, Agatha or Agneta
(About 1300-)
STRACHAN, John of Thornton, Sir


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STRACHAN, John of Thornton, Sir 1

  • Born: possibly about 1325
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 1390

   Other names for John were DE STRATHECHYN, John 2 and STRACHAN, John Baron of Thornton and Monboddo, Sir.3

  General Notes:

"On the second son, Sir John Strachan, to whom he gave Thornton, the honour of knighthood was conferred by King Robert II. in 1375, and to him the charters were ratified and confirmed by the same monarch in 1376."

from Burke's Peerage

4TH APRIL 1373
lists as witnesses the great and the good of Scotland at that time and includes among the witness names
"Johannes de Strathachin milites" (Appendix page 15)

from Index Drawn Up About 1629

"As heir-male, John Strachan succeeded his brother in the estate of Thornton. He was knighted by Robert II., and considerably added to his estate."

from Memorials of the Families of Strachan and Wise

"The Second Son of Sir James Strachan the first of the House of Thornton was Sir John Strachan to whom his father gave the Estate and Lands of Thornton and obtained the Honour of Knighthood from King Robert the 2d. For he Johannes de Strachethyn Miles is witnes to a Charter by Willielmus de Keith Mariscallus Scotić et Margarita Fraser Sponsa Sua Roberto De Keith eorum filio de Omnibus et Singulis terris Nostris de Strathethyne Cum omnibus Forrestis ejusdem Sc: Forresta de Calpenach et Corlothery\emdash Datum apud Kincairden 10 Decembris Anno 1375 Which Charter is Ratified and Confirmed by King Robert 2d the 27 of December 1376."

from Macfarlane genealogies in NLS 1 2 4

  Noted events in his life were:

• Laird: of Thornton, 1371-1390.

• Knighted: by King Robert II, 1375. 3

John married.


1 e-books, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland by John Burke.

2 e-books, Index Drawn Up About 1629.

3 Internet Site, Electric Scotland -Strachan.

4 National Library of Scotland, Macfarlane's Genealogical Collections concerning Families in Scotland, made by Walter MacFarlane, 1750-1751 ed. James T. Clark (1900).

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