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James Peadie of Ruchill

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Birthplace: probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: May 27, 1728
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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Son of James Peadie of Ruchill, Merchant in Glasgow and Anna Porterfield
Husband of Margaret Govan
Father of John Peadie of Ruchill; Margaret Peadie; James Peadie, primus; James Peadie, secundus; Grizel Peadie and 7 others
Brother of Alexander Peadie and Margaret Peadie
Half brother of John Peadie

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About James Peadie of Ruchill

JAMES PEADIE OF RUCHILL

Merchant in Glasgow; Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow; Treasurer of Glasgow; Dean of Guild of Glasgow; Provost of Glasgow (1727)

Jam Peddie (1684) James Peady (1709) James Pedie (1718) James Pedie (1721) James Peadie of Ruchill (1741) James Peddie of Ruchill (1793)

Bogus Genealogy

It has been mistakenly claimed that James Peadie of Ruchill, here treated, was the grandson of Thomas Peadie, Merchant in Glasgow and the brother of Janet Peadie, secundus but this is wrong. Exhibition Illustrative of Old Glasgow

The Question of Identity

James Peadie of Ruchil, here treated, was the second son, but eventually the eldest surviving son of James Peadie of Ruchill and his second wife Anna, Porterfield. He was born before 20 March 1684, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His baptismal record reads as follows: "James Peddie & Anna Porterfield a l s Jam, witness Jo, Corss John Peddie". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Baptisms, 1670-88, reference OPR.644/1/6] Image of Baptismal Record

Death

James Peadie of Ruchill died on 27 May 1728. He is said to have died in the fifty-fourth year of his age but this must be a mistake for he reached his forty-fourth birthday in the previous March. In any event, he left twenty pounds Sterling to the poor of the Merchants House of Glasgow. A View of the Merchants House of Glasgow: 581

His Testament Dative and Inventory

On 7 April 1731 John Colquhoun, Clerk of the Regality of Glasgow, gave up the testament dative and inventory of the deceased James Peadie of Ruchill, and his only son John Peadie of Ruchill: "who had right in general to all his sd fathers estate heretable and moveall by disposition and assignation from the sd James his fathr of the date the twenty sixth of October 1722 regrat in the books of Councell & Session upon the nineteen of Jully 1728". When he gave up the testament dative, John Colquhoun was acting as the factor nominated, authorised, appointed and ordained: "By the Lords of Councell & Session on the estate of James Peadie only child of the foresd deceast John Peadie of Ruchill procreat betwixt him and Mrs Margaret Stewart daughter of the deceast Mr John Stewart of Blackhall spouses conform to act of factory extracted in favour of the sd John Colquhoun proceeding upon ane petitione given in for the sd James Peadie only child of the deceast John Peadie of Ruchill who was the son of the foresd James Peadie of Ruchill provost of Glasgow with concourse of Margarat Govan his grandmother the sd Mrs Margarat Stewart his mother Sir Michaell Stewart of Blackhall and William Colquhoun of Garscadden his uncles shewing that the petitioners sd father having deceased leaving him ane infant of a moneth old without any nomination of tutors & curators". William Colquhoun of Garscadden acted himself as cautioner for John Colquhoun, Clerk of the Regality of Glasgow, and confirmation was granted to him on 11 May 1731. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Commissary Court, The Testament Dative and Inventory of James Peadie of Ruchill, Provost of Glasgow, and John Peadie of Ruchill, his son, in Glasgow, reference CC9/7/5]

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Marriage

James Peadie of Ruchill married Margaret Govan. Old Country Houses The marriage was booked on 9 June 1704. at Cathcart in Renfrewshire, Scotland. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Marriages, reference OPR.560/1]

Children

  1. John Peadie of Ruchill
  2. Margaret Peadie
  3. James Peadie, primus
  4. James Peadie, secundus
  5. Grizel Peadie
  6. Mary Peadie
  7. Agnes Peadie, primus
  8. Agnes Peadie, secundus
  9. Thomas Peadie
  10. Janet Peadie
  11. James Peadie, tertius
  12. Agnes Peadie, tertius

The Testament Dative and Inventory of his daughter Agnes Peadie

On 22 August 1793 the testament dative and inventory of Mrs Agnes Peadie, daughter of the late James Peadie of Ruchill, was given up by her nieces. They were, Margaret Colquhoun, widow of the deceased David Dalzell, Merchant in Glasgow, Jean Colquhoun, daughter of the deceased William Colquhoun of Garscadden and Margaret Peadie, spouses, Margaret Coulter and Jean Coulter, daughters of the deceased John Coulter, Merchant in Glasgow, and Mary Peadie, spouses, and Margaret Maxwell, daughter of the deceased Sir William Maxwell of Calderwood and Grizel Peadie, spouses. The Commissary of Glasgow recognised them as executors dative and nearest of kin to the deceased Mrs. Agnes Peadie. Robert Graham, Writer in Glasgow, acted himself as cautioner for the executors and confirmation was granted to them on 24 August 1793. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Commissary Court, Testament Dative and Inventory of Agnes Peddie daughter of James Peddie of Ruchhill, reference CC9/7/75]

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Evidence from the Records of the Merchants House of Glasgow

17 September 1709: Mortification by James Govan, Merchant in Glasgow, in favour of the Merchants House. View of the Merchants House of Glasgow etc. (Glasgow, 1866), pp. 597-601

Evidence from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow

5 October 1741: The magistrates and town council have suscrived a precept of clare constat for infefting of Margaretr, Grizell, Mary, Agnes and Janet Peadies, daughters and only children procreat betwixt the deceast James Peadie of Ruchill, late provost, and unquhill Margarett Govan, spouses, one of the two daughters of the deceast John Govan of Hoganfield for the one half, and James Hamilton, eldest lawful son to the deceast James Hamilton of Aikenhead and the deceast Mary Govan, his spouse, the other two daughters of the said deceast John Govan, their grandfather, on the mother's side, in the lands of Hoganfield, lying within the lordship of Provan, holding feu of the town, for the yearly payment of the feu farm and other duties used and wont, . . . . . for which they have payed to William Weir, collector of the feu duties of the Provan , the double of the said feu duty. Glasgow Records VI: p. 100

Evidence Published by the National Records of Scotland

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[1709] Joint and several answers of James Peady, James Peady, younger, Robert Bogle, John Cross and John Luke, partners in the Easter Sugar House of Glasgow, defenders to the bill of complaint of Sir David Dalrymple of Newhailes, HM Advocate General. Relating to the distillation of rum from molasses and the payment of customs and excise duty. National Records of Scotland, Western and Eastern Sugar Houses, Glasgow, reference GD3/17/2/11

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26 July 1718: Signature of the lands of Ruchehill etc granted to James Pedie (Peadie). National Records of Scotland, Register of Signatures, boxed series, reference SIG1/133/14

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29 November 1721: Signature of the lands of Cunninghamhead granted to James Pedie (Peadie). National Records of Scotland, Register of Signatures, boxed series, reference SIG1/133/33

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25 August 1749: Inventory of writs of lands of Ruchhill, Garroch, mill and mill-lands thereof in Barony, regality and parish of Glasgow, one fifth of said lands having been disponed by Grizall Peadie, daughter of deceased James Peadie of Ruchhill, late Provost of Glasgow, and spouse of William Maxwell, younger of Calderwood, in favour of Thomas Dunmoor, merchant in Glasgow. Inventory lists 17 writs dating 20 September 1670 to 2 and 17 February 1743. National Records of Scotland, Titles of lands of Gartnavel and Balgray, Govan parish, Glasgow, reference GD1/23/5

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19 February 1755: Extract Decreet in action at the instance of Margaret, Grizell, Mary, Agnes and Janet Peadie, daughters of deceased Provost James Peadie of Ruchill and aunts of the also deceased James Peadie, last of Ruchill, and William Colquhoun of Garscadden, husband of said Margaret, Sir William Maxwell of Calderwood, bart., husband of said Grizell, and James Coulter, merchant in Glasgow, husband of said Janet against John Williamson, eldest son and heir of deceased James Williamson, portioner of Mugdock, ordaining him to make payment of the sum of £183 in foregoing Bond, GD1/28/17 National Records of Scotland, Easter Mugdock title deeds, Strathblane parish, Stirlingshire, reference GD1/28/20

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13-22 October 1766: Charter of Adjudication by Mr. John Erskine of Carnock, advocate, David Graeme of Orchill, Mr. James Graeme, advocate, one of the commissaries of Edinburgh, and John Graham of Dougalston, commissioners of William, Duke of Montrose, to William Colquhoun of Garscadden, eldest son and heir served to deceased Margaret Peadie, wife of deceased William Colquhoun of Garscadden, and eldest daughter of deceased Provost James Peadie of Ruchill, and to Grizel, Mary, Agnes and Jannet Peadie, also daughters of said James Peadie, and aunts of the deceased James Peadie, last of Ruchill, of the fourth part of the town and lands of Middletown of Easter Mugdock sometime possessed by James Graham, being the twelfth part of the three towns of Easter Mugdock, with the commonty of moss, moor and pasturage effeiring to said lands, reserving to said Duke, all coal and limestone within said lands. National Records of Scotland, Easter Mugdock title deeds, Strathblane parish, Stirlingshire, reference GD1/28/29

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13-22 October 1776: Charter of Adjudication by Mr. John Erskine of Carnock, advocate, David Graeme of Orchill, Mr. James Graeme, advocate, one of the commissaries of Edinburgh, and John Graham of Dougalston, commissioners of William, Duke of Montrose, to William Colquhoun of Garscadden, eldest son and heir served to deceased Margaret Peadie, wife of deceased William Colquhoun of Garscadden, and eldest daughter of deceased Provost James Peadie of Ruchill, and to Grizel, Mary, Agnes and Jannet Peadie, also daughters of said James Peadie, and aunts of the deceased James Peadie, last of Ruchill, of the fourth part of the town and lands of Middletown of Easter Mugdock sometime possessed by James Graham, being the twelfth part of the three towns of Easter Mugdock, with the commonty of moss, moor and pasturage effeiring to said lands, reserving to said Duke, all coal and limestone within said lands National Records of Scotland, Easter Mugdock title deeds, Strathblane parish, Stirlingshire, reference GD1/28/29

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21 January 1786: Instrument of Sasine under the hand of James Mathie, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, notary public, following upon and narrating the precept of sasine in a disposition (dated 18 January 1786) by James Coulter, merchant in Glasgow, factor for Mrs. Agnes Peadie, daughter of the deceased James Peadie of Ruchill, in favour of Andrew Gray of Dienneismuck of a heritable bond (dated 13 November 1742) granted by Andrew Stalker, bookseller in Glasgow, and Christian Hay, his spouse, to the said Agnes Peadie for £650, which, with penalty, arrears of interest etc. was secured over one-third part of the 40 shilling land of Inchnoch and the 40 shilling land of Gaine, therein particularly described, in the parish of New Monkland and sheriffdom of Lanark. Sasine given, on 21 January 1786, by James Kirkwood, residing at Inchnoch, bailie of the granter, to John Paterson in Birkenshaw, procurator for Andrew Gray. Registered P.R.S. Lanark 8 February 1786 - Vol. XXII, fol. 205. Witnesses to the disposition, James Mathie and Robert Graham, writers in Glasgow. Witnesses to the sasine, George Provan, merchant in Glasgow, and Robert Steel of Inchnoch. Sir William Fraser Charters, reference GD86/979

Secondary Source Evidence

  1. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow etc. Vol. VI. A.D. 1708-38. Edited by Robert Renwick, Depute Town-Clerk (Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, MDCCCCIX.), 621 pp. including index
  2. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow etc. Vol. VI. A.D. 1739-59. Edited by Robert Renwick, Depute Town-Clerk (Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, MCMXI.), 635 pp. including index

Genealogy

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James Peadie of Ruchill's Timeline

1684
March 20, 1684
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
March 20, 1684
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1700
February 13, 1700
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1701
July 8, 1701
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1704
November 5, 1704
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1707
June 19, 1707
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1709
July 7, 1709
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1711
March 20, 1711
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1712
September 21, 1712
probably at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1713
February 10, 1713
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland