STRAQUHAN, William of Tibbertie 1
- Born: About 1560
- Died: 1631
Other names for William were STRACHAN, William of Tipperty, STRAQUHYNE, Wm. of Tibbertie 1 and STRATHAUCHIN, William.2
"In 1550 William, bishop of Aberdeen, with consent of the dean and chapter, and in virtue of certain Acts of Parliament, granted a feu charter to Andrew Buk, one of the baillies of Aberdeen, and Matilda Menzies, his spouse, of All and Whole the lands of the Milltoun of Murthill, with the pertinents, for the yearly payment of £1 IIS. scots, eight bolls of barley and meal in equal proportions with a peck to each boll of barley, four sheep, and twenty-four well-fed capons. Every heir was to pay double feu-duty, being also taken bound to serve in the army of the kingdom sufficiently armed, under the baillie of the bishop, and to take the oath of fealty to the bishop and his successors. From the general grant was reserved the office of bailliary, which was given to George, Earl of Huntly.
This arrangement, however, does not appear to have been carried out, as three years later, 18th July, 1553, a tack was executed between the same parties, for a period of nineteen years, of the Milltoun of Murtle, which is said to extend to eight oxengang. The tack-duty was declared, however, to be the same as that specified in the feu charter. The superiority of the lands and fishings is all that appears to have been left to the bishopric, as Thomas Buk, son of the foregoing Andrew, with consent of Elizabeth Strachan, his spouse, disponed the lands, and fishings subsequently acquired, to William Strachan of Tibbertie, in 1597. The lands were afterwards in the hands of Patrick Cheyne of Ferryhill, in 1599 ; Thomas Murray, in 1607; and James, his son, in 1620, who, by charter dated 24th March, 1648, disponed them to Dr. William Guild and Katherine Rolland, his spouse.
from History of the Parish of Banchory Devenick
Aberdeenshire Sheriff Court:
The Crown v. Mr. John Reid in Collestoun. Wm. Straquhyne of Tibbertie was surety for Reid that he should appear on July 14 and underly the law for the charges contained in the precept on which he had been summoned, and also that his subjects arrested should be forthcoming.
Francis, Earl of Erroll, Wm. Straquhyne of Tibbertie. Cautioner Andrew Straquhyne of Ardoch.
Octr. 5. General Service (Inq. Gen. No. 8514). Wm. Straquhan of Tibbertie to John Straquhan of Tibbertie, his father.
from Record of the Sheriff Court of Aberdeenshire
"In 1636, David Makkie was miller at Ardtannies. John Leslie of Badifurra was himself the resident at the Hall in 1631; where his father-in-law, William Strachan of Tipperty, died in that year."
from Inverurie and the Earldom of the Garioch 1 2 3 4
A small estate on the banks of the River Don in Aberdeenshire.