James Roberton, Lord Bedlay

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James Roberton, Lord Bedlay

Birthdate: (74)
Death: May 1664 (70-78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald Roberton of Stainhall and Elizabeth Baillie
Husband of Jean Cunningham
Father of Elizabeth Roberton; Archibald Roberton of Bedlay and Jean Roberton
Brother of Margaret Roberton

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"James Roberton, Lord Bedlay (c. 1590 – May 1664) was a Scottish advocate and judge. He was born to Archibald Roberton of Stainhall, youngest son of John Roberton 9th Laird of Earnock, and Elizabeth Baillie, daughter of Robert Baillie of Jerviston. He inherited Bedlay Castle from his father, who bought it from James, the 8th Lord Boyd. He became Lord Bedlay upon the occasion of being raised to the judicial bench in 1661...

...Roberton and his wife had three children. Their son Archibald retoured as heir on 17 June 1664. Their daughter Elizabeth married James Dunlop of Garnkirk, and their daughter Jean Dunlop married Patrick Coutts, grandfather of Coutts founders Thomas and James. Their youngest daughter Jean married John Rae of Auchingraymount. Roberton’s sister Margaret married Scottish professor of divinity David Dickson."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James Roberton', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 June 2012, 15:50 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Roberton&oldid=499772147> [accessed 17 November 2012]

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Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

30 October 1612: Charter issued under the Great Seal of Scotland by which James VI, King of Scots, confirms possession of the superiority of Eister Moderwell in the barony of Dalzell to James Roberton of Earnock and his wife Alisone Hamilton, and to their eldest son James Roberton and his lawfull male heirs; whom failing to John Roberton, brother of James Roberton, junior, and his lawful male heirs; whom failing to Archibald Roberton, brother of James Roberton, junior, and his lawful male heirs; whom failing to Bartillomeo Roberton, son of John Roberton, burgess of Hamilton, and his lawful male heirs; whom failing to Master James Roberton, son of Archibald Roberton of Stanehill. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1609-1620, charter number 763 on p. 285

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