Grierson, Sir William of Lag

Male Est 1570 - 1629  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Grierson, Sir William of Lag 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix of Lag 
    Born Est 1570  Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Knighted 1608  [1
    • by King James VI
    _UID 66F6A78BB68CB34CB9B71B377753695B1FB1 
    Buried 1629  Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Parish Cemetery 
    Died 21 Jan 1629  Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Lag Tower 
    Notes 
    • William Grierson Sir was born between 1567 and 1575 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. He died on 21 Jan 1629 in Lag, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. He was buried on 17 Feb 1629 in Old Dunscore Cem, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. "Sir William Grierson of Lag was Knighted by James VI in 1608." (Information from the 1962 Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, Inc, (page 24, # 1364, Robert Alan Temple), Washington, D.C. and other notes and charts from Lois Temple, Dublin, VA.)

      "Sir William Grierson was the 9th Lord of Lag. In 1608, he was Knighted by the King, although [Lag Charter #159] refers to him as "Sir" on 23 March 1605. He also got sasine of Larglanley [11 May 1597], Windiehill [16 May 1609], and Capenoch [26 Jun 1616]. He was the only son." (William Greer.)

      "Sir William Grierson was a Knight of Lag Castle, Dumfries. He was appointed keeper of certain rolls was shot and killed in 1629. From this time on the family called themselves Grier or Greer instead of Grierson. Sir William had two sons and was knighted by James VI." (The Historical Families of Dumfrieshire and the Border Wars by C.L. Johnstone. Appointed as Commissioner to Parliament representing Dumfrieshire 1617-1625; 1709-1711.)

      (NOTE FROM RALPH TERRY: William is shown by one source to have been born about 1550, but as his parents did not marry until 1566, and his sister, Grisel was not born until 1585, and his wife was not born until 1578, it is more probable that William Grierson was born about 1567 to 1575.)

      He was married to Nichola Maxwell (daughter of William Maxwell) on 9 May 1593 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland. Nichola Maxwell was born about 1578 in Scotland.
    Person ID I1458  McCall Roots
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2013 

    Father Grierson, Roger III of Lag,   b. Abt 1520, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1593, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Douglas, Helen,   b. Abt 1550, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1578, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1566  Drumlanrig, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Drumlanrig Castle 
    Family ID F645  Group Sheet

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. Grierson, Helena,   b. Bef 1597,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Grierson, Sara,   b. Bef 1598,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Grierson, Sir Robert of Lag,   b. Bef 1598, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1654, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Grierson, Alexander,   b. Bef 1599, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1655  (Age 56 years)
     5. Grierson, Agnes,   b. Bef 1599, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1664  (Age 65 years)
     6. Grierson, William,   b. Bef 1600,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Grierson, John,   b. Bef 1601,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Grierson, Sir James,   b. Abt 1604, Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1666, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     9. Grierson, Isabel,   b. Abt 1604,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Grierson, Lancelot,   b. Aft 1604, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1656  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2014 
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Est 1570 - Dumfrieshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 May 1593 - Dumfrieshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Parish Cemetery - 1629 - Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Lag Tower - 21 Jan 1629 - Dumfrieshire, Scotland
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  • Sources 
    1. [S698] Burke's Peerage (102nd Edition) 1959, pg. 1006.

    2. [S431] Burke's Peerage (107th Edition) 2003, Vol. 2, pg. 1682.
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