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John IV Blair of Blair

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Blair, III and Margaret Cunningham of Glengarnock
Husband of Grizel Semple, of Semphill & Blair
Father of John Blair of that Ilk; Gavin Blair of Hally; Hugh Blair; Bryce Blair; Anna Blair and 6 others
Brother of Jean Blair and William Blair

Managed by: Marsha Gail (Kamish) Veazey
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About John IV Blair of Blair

John Blair IV (15..-1609) of that Ilk entered into a bond of mutual assistance with Lord Robert boyd in 1575. In 1576/7, he and his brother William were tried and found guilty of persuing Thomas Crawfurd for his slaughter. This seems to have whetted his interest in the law. He was on the assize in 1580, at the trial of Arthour Hamiltoune in Bothwelbauche, for being concerned in the murder of the Regents, Murray adn Lennons. He was one of the sureties in 1593 for John Earl of Monteath, who was accused of the slaughter of Sir Thomas Kennedy of culzean. In 1595, he and his son Bryce appeared as witnessess in a charter by Thomas Craufurd (the one he had 'persued for slaughter'?) and Margaret Craufurd his spouce, to their son-in-law John Blair of Giffordland. In 1600, a discharge was granted by him to the burgh of Irvine for the parsonage teinds of some lands near that town, he described as 'Blair of that Ilk, sometyme tutor to James Cuninghame of Mountgreenan, on behalf of the said James'. In 1602, he was one of the 'Preloquutouris' for the pannel for the trial of John Mure of Auchindran,e accused of the slaughter of Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean. In the same year, he and his son John were on the trial of Allaster McGregor for being at the 'Conflict of Glenfruine'. John Blair of that Ilk, elder, appeared in various testamentary documents until 1609, in which year he was mentioned in the testatment of '.... Fairlie, lawfull sone and air to vmqle David Fairlie of Over Mynok, wt., in the parochin of Dalry'. He seems to have died soon afterwards.

John Blair VI was married to Grizel, daughter of Robert the third Lord Semple. They are mentioned in a charter of 8th February 1573 as 'johanni Blair de oedem, et Grizeldae Semple ejus sponsae, terrarum Thornlie-Wallce ...'. They had numerous childre, of whom five sons and four daughters reached mature years:- Had four charters of lands, 1573-97

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John Blair of that Ilk's Timeline

1547
1547
Ayrshire, Scotland
1565
1565
Age 18
Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland
1570
1570
Age 23
1573
February 8, 1573
Age 26
Perth, Perthshire, , Scotland
1573
Age 26
Blair, Ayrshire, , Scotland
1578
1578
Age 31
Blair, Ayrshire, , Scotland
1578
Age 31
Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland
1580
1580
Age 33
Blair, Ayrshire, , Scotland
1580
Age 33
1582
1582
Age 35
Blair, Ayrshire, , Scotland