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BYRES, James Merchant in Aberdeen
(About 1645-Before 1693)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. MIDDELTONE, Janet 'of Stenhouse'

BYRES, James Merchant in Aberdeen 2

  • Born: About 1645
  • Marriage (1): MIDDELTONE, Janet 'of Stenhouse' on 16 July 1667 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1
  • Died: Before 18 April 1693, Rotterdam, Netherlands 3

   Other names for James were BUYERS, James 2 and BYERES, James.1

   User ID: W588.

  Research Notes:

ORIGINS

"That the family of Byres of Tonley are descendants of the house of Coates, I have no doubt, although as yet the connection has not been satisfactorily traced. James Byres, a prosperous merchant of Aberdeen, was married there in 1667 to Janet Middleton, page 114. At page 109 I hazard the suggestion that he may have been the youngest son of John Byres, I. of Coates, although I have no evidence to show that he had such a son. However, I think it more likely that this James Byres of Aberdeen was the son of William Byres, born 1627 (called James in the family memoir), the fifth son of John Byres, I. of Coates, and Agnes Smyth, and that this William Byres may have been a captain under Montrose."

from Families of Moir and Byres 3


James married Janet MIDDELTONE 'of Stenhouse' on 16 July 1667 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 (Janet MIDDELTONE 'of Stenhouse' was born about 1647 and died on 25 November 1695 in Aberdeen, Scotland 3.)


  Marriage Notes:

"MIDDELTONE
JANET
JAMES BYERES/FR4077 (FR4077)
16/07/1667
168/A 120 511
Aberdeen"

from Index of Marriages 1

Sources


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

3 e-books, The Families of Moir and Byres by Andrew J. Mitchell Gill (1885).

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