Grierson, Sir James

Male Abt 1604 - 1666  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Grierson, Sir James 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Abt 1604  Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 51A81C8FEC8C424F977296C08E83A92EF47D 
    Died 1666  Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Capenoch is in Keir Parish near Thornhill, about 10 miles north of Dumfries [The Place-Names of Dumfrieshire, by Col. Sir Edward Johnson-Ferguson, Bart., T.D., pg ix -- Catlepoint Press Reprint Services, 2001

      Sir James Grier was born about 1604 in Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. He died about 1666 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. "Sir James Greer, Knt., of Capenoch, Dumfrieshire and Rock Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland, 5th son of Sir William Grier. Succeeded his brother, John in Capenoch. In a discharge, dated 1630, James signs Grier and brother Alexander signs Grierson. Died 1666. Married Mary, daughter of the Rev. John Browne, M. A., of Glencairn, first minister after the Reformation; and widow of Thomas Grier of Bargarg Tower, Dumfrieshire. John Grierson of Bargarg married Grizel, daughter of Robert Kirkpatrick of Closeburn by his wife Grizel, daughter of Sir William Baillie of Lannington, M. P., by Grizel his wife, daughter of Sir Claud Hamilton of Elieston, brother of James, 1st Earl of Abercorn, ancestor of the Duke of Abercorn." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburgh, Scotland and a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple. NOTE FROM RALPH TERRY: I am not sure what the connection is between Mary Browne or Thomas Grierson to the above mentioned John Grierson.)

      "Sir James Grier, son of Sir William and Nichola (Maxwell) Grierson was designated as of The Rock and Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. He was born circa 1604; died in 1666. In 1626, he married Mary Browne, daughter of the Reverend John Browne of Glencairn, and was, at the time of this marriage, the widow of Thomas Greer, of Barjang Tower of the same county. From this Sir James Grier, originated the several Greer branches known as of Tullylagen, Grange and Sea Park. Many of these accepted the Quaker faith and removed to Ireland. The known children of Sir James and Mary (Brown) Grier, three: i. James Greer ... . ii. Henry Greer ... . iii. Ann Greer ... ." (From a lithographed Family Chart prepared by Thomas Greer, of Ireland, in 1855 as given in GREGOR, MacGREGOR, MacGHEE, MAGRUDER, GRIERSON, GRIER, GREER --- A HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE ABOVE FAMILIES AND MANY OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1954, compiled by Robert M. Torrence, A.B., F.G.S.P., F.I.A.G., 110 Edgevale Road Baltimore 10, Maryland, page 41.)

      "Sir James Grierson removed to Cumberland and changed his surname to Grier. On 6 August 1630 [Lag Charter #214], James Grierson (NOT SIR), brother of Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, witnessed his brother Lancelot Grierson's sasine to Dalskairth." (William Greer, IL.)

      He was married to Mary Browne (daughter of Rev. John Browne and Sara Hope) about 1626. Mary Browne was born about 1604 in Glencairn, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
    Person ID I1451  McCall Roots
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2013 

    Father Grierson, Sir William of Lag,   b. Est 1570, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1629, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Maxwell, Nichola,   b. Abt 1573, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1605  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 9 May 1593  Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet

    Family Browne, Mary,   b. Abt 1604, Glencairn, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1626  [1
    Children 
     1. Greer, Nicola
     2. Greer, James,   b. Abt 1627, Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1688, Gunpowder River, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     3. Greer, Henry,   b. Abt 1627,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Greer, John,   b. Between 1628 and 1632,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Greer, Anne,   b. 1633,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F641  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S698] Burke's Peerage (102nd Edition) 1959, pg. 1006.