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John Crawford of Kilbirnie, first Viscount Garnock

Birthdate:
Death: December 24, 1708 (39)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Lindsay of Kilbirnie and Margaret Crawford, Lady of Kilbirnie
Husband of Margaret Stewart, Viscountess of Garnock
Father of Patrick Crawford, 2nd Viscount Garnock; John Crawford; James Crawford; David Crawford; Margaret Crawford and 3 others
Brother of Anne Lindsay; Magdalen Lindsay and Margaret Lindsay

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About John Crawford of Kilbirnie, first Viscount Garnock

JOHN CRAWFORD OF KILBIRNIE

The Scots Peerage IV: 175

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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1675-1708: Letters, receipts and miscellaneous papers mainly relating to affairs of John Crawford of Kilbirnie, later 1st Viscount Garnock. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/4/41

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19 May 1690: Precept of clare constat granted by John Crawford of Kilbirnie for infefting John Hamilton, son of William Hamilton, then deceased as heir of his father in the foresaid lands. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/1/3/27/17

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16 January 1691: Precept from Chancery in favour of John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie as heir to his mother, Margaret Crawfurd, relict of Mr Patrick Lindsay of Kilbirnie, in the barony thereof in the bailiary of Cuninghame and sheriffdom of Ayr, the lands of Minnock and Gill in the parish of Dalry annexed thereto and the privilege of a burgh of barony. [Tongue]. (With extract instrument of sasine, dated 6 May and registered GRS 5 June 1691). National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/1/482

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8 June 1691: Precept of clare constat by John Craufurd of Kilbirnie in favour of Archibald Craufurd of Auchinnames as heir to his father, William Craufurd thereof, in [the mid-superiority of] the six pound lands of Minnock and Gill. (With instrument of sasine, dated 8 and registered PRS Ayr 10 June 1691). National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/1/710

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8 June 1691: Procuratory of resignation ad perpetuam remanentiam by Archibald Craufurd of Auchinnames in the hands of John Craufurd of Kilbirnie of the six pound lands of Minnock and Gill for consolidation of property and superiority. (With instrument dated 8 and registered PRS Ayr 10 June 1691). National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/1/713

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10 June 1692: Receipt by James Hay, writer in Irvine, to John Crawford of Kilbirnie, for the retour of David Cungnghame of Robertland, dated 15 October 1628 and instrument of sasine, dated 1 November 1628. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/1/483

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22-25 November 1703: Extract bond by David Boyle, Earl of Glasgow, Lord Treasurer Depute, and John Craufurd of Kilbirnie, to Marion Carmichaell, daughter of deceased James, Lord Carmichaell, dated 22 and 25 November 1703 and registered B of C and S, 17 June 1719, and 3 documents following thereon. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Earls of Glasgow (Crawford Priory), reference GD20/1/489

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26 November 1703: Diploma: John Crawford of Kilbirnie to be Viscount Garnock. Burgess Tickets, Including Diplomas and Commissions, reference RH10/199

Genealogy

The Scots peerage. Vol. IV, pp. 175-6

Biographical Summary

"John Craufurd of Kilbirnie, the eldest son, was served heir, 4th December, 1690. He took an active part in those measures which led to the Revolution, and, as stated in our account of the parish of Irvine, commanded the Fencible men of Cuninghame in 1689. In 1693, he was chosen member of the Scots Parliament for the shire of Ayr, and again in the first Parliament of Queen Anne. In 1705, he was raised to the peerage by the title of Viscount Mount Craufurd, which name was afterwards changed to Garnock."

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John Crawford of Kilbirnie, first Viscount Garnock's Timeline

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May 12, 1669
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November 1697
Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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May 4, 1702
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December 24, 1708
Age 39
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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