About David Reid of Westend
DAVID REID OF WESTEND
had a precept of clare constat from Sir William Maxwell of Calderwood on the 31st of October 1744 which confirms that his father, John Reid of Westend, died last vest and seised as of fee in a fifty shilling land of old extent of Jackton and that David Reid of Westend is his son and heir. Sir William Maxwell of Calderwood's son, also Sir William Maxwell of Calderwood, confirmed his possession by a charter dated the 14th of December 1750 [National Archives of Scotland, Jacktoun Writs, 1562-1893, reference GD1/221/31].
On the 25th of February 1755 David Reid of Westend borrowed one thousand, seven hundred merks from John Mather in Kirkland of Eaglesham and used his fifty shilling land in Jackton as security for the loan [National Archives of Scotland, Jacktoun Writs, 1562-1893, reference GD1/221/50 and GD1/221//53]. Thereafter, on the 14th of February 1757, he granted a nineteen year tack of part of his lands of Westend of Jackton to James Aleander in Busby [National Archives of Scotland, Jacktoun Writs, 1562-1893, reference GD1/221/54].