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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... family of CraiQie. Walter de Lindsay of Thuriston or Thurston, in the county of Haddington, was in 1291 appointed by Robert Bruce one of the referees whom Edward required him to nominate in connexion with the competition for the throne. In 1292 he was visited at his manor by Edward. In the words of Rymer, "Capella manerii domini Walteri de Lindsay, in quo tunc dictus dominus, rex hospitabatur." Owner of the estate of Thurston, he also possessed the lands of Craigie, in the county of Ayr, and was sheriff and coroner of the shire.1 Among his other possessions were the lands of Rattray in Buchan, and the lands of Durisdeer in Dumfriesshire. His only child, Margaret, became second wife of Sir John Wallace of Riccarton, when it was arranged that the arms of the two families should be incorporated. Accordingly the arms of Wallace, a white lion rampant, in a blue field, were quartered with a chequer representing Lindsay of Craigie. The descendants of the united families, it was further ruled, should be known as of Craigie-Wallace; in reality the future style was of Craigie only. To Sir John Wallace and Margaret Lindsay, spouses, was born a son, John. As "Sir John Wallace" he had a charter of the lands of Thuriston, in the barony of Innerwick; also of twenty merks of annual-rent out of the lands of Thornyle, in the barony of Renfrew, and eight merks of annual-rent out of the lands of Ingliston, in the barony of Durisdeer and county of Dumfries; together with the lands of Retre (Rattray) in the earldom of 1 Lord Lindsay's Lives of the Lindsays, i., 63. See "Wallace of Riccarton," supra. E Buchan.1 Prior to 1390 Sir John Wallace witnessed a charter confirming grants of various lands in Kyle, executed by John Stewart, Earl of Carrick, afterwards Robert III.2 He mar...
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