Sir William Grierson, 9th of Lag

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Sir William Grierson, 9th of Lag

Birthplace: Lag, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: January 29, 1629 (54-63)
Lag, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Roger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag; Sir Roger Grierson, 8th Lord of Lag; Helena Douglas and Lady Helen Grierson
Husband of Helen Grierson and Nichola Grierson
Father of Sir James Greer of Lag, of Capenoch; Sara Grierson; Sir Robert Grierson of Lag; Sir John Grierson; Alexander Grierson and 6 others
Brother of Susanna Grierson; Grisel Grierson; Elisabeth Grierson and Sir John Grierson (of Lag)

Occupation: Sir, Knighted by Kings James VI in 1608, See McGregor pedigree
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About Sir William Grierson, 9th of Lag

More About William Grierson and Nichola Maxwell: Marriage: 09 May 1593, Dumfrieshire, Scotland


Child of William Grierson and Nichola Maxwell is:

	528	i.	 	Sir James Greer, born Abt. 1600 in Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland; died 1666 in Dumfrieshire, Scotland; married Mary Brown Abt. 1626.

"Sir William Grierson of Lag was Knighted by James VI in 1608." (Information from the 1962 Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society, Inc, (page 24, # 1364, Robert Alan Temple), Washington, D.C. and other notes and charts from Lois Temple, Dublin, Virginia.)

"Sir William Grierson was the 9th Lord of Lag. In 1608, he was Knighted by the King, although [Lag Charter #159] refers to him as "Sir" on 23 March 1605. He also got sasine of Larglanley [11 May 1597], Windiehill [16 May 1609], and Capenoch [26 Jun 1616]. He was the only son." (William Greer.)

"Sir William Grierson was a Knight of Lag Castle, Dumfries. He was appointed keeper of certain rolls was shot and killed in 1629. From this time on the family called themselves Grier or Greer instead of Grierson. Sir William had two sons and was knighted by James VI." (The Historical Families of Dumfriesshire and the Border Wars by C.L. Johnstone. Appointed as Commissioner to Parliament representing Dumfriesshire 1617-1625; 1709-1711.)

(NOTE FROM RALPH TERRY: William is shown by one source to have been born about 1550, but as his parents did not marry until 1566, and his sister, Grisel was not born until 1585, and her wife was not born until 1578, it is more probable that William Grierson was born about 1767 to 1675.)

Birth: 1550 Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland Death: Jan. 21, 1629 Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Sir William Grierson, 9th Lord of Lag. Born: 1550/1567-1575 in Rock, Capenoch, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Died: 21 Jan 1629 at Lag, Dumfriesshire, Lord of Lag, Scotland. He was shot and killed. From this time on the family called themselves Grier or Greer instead of Grierson. He was invested as a Knight by James VI in 1608. He fought in the Battle of Dryfe Sands in 1593, escaped only by the fleetness of his horse. Sir William was Commissioner to Parliament for Dumfriesshire 1617, 1621 and 1625, Sheriff of Dumfies 1615, 1617, and 1621 plus one of the Commissioners for the Borders in 1623. He built or rebuilt the house of Rockhall, giving it in liferent to his wife Nicolas, daughter of John Maxwell and his wife Agnes, whom he married in 1593.

Father: Roger Grierson. Mother: Helen Douglas.

Spouse: Nichola Maxwell. Married: 09 May 1593 at Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Family links:

 Roger Grierson (1529 - 1593)
 Helen Douglas Grierson (1530 - 1578)

 Nichola Maxwell Grierson (1578 - 1605)*

 James Greer (1604 - 1666)*
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Burial: Old Dunscore Cemetery Dunscore Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland Plot: Buried 17 Feb 1629

Created by: Delbert Bauer Record added: Oct 24, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 60558217

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Sir William Grierson, 9th of Lag's Timeline

Dumfrieshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 24
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Capenoch, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
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Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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Lag, Dumfries-Shire, Scotland
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Lag, Dunscore, Dumfries-Shire, Scotland
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Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
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Lag, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
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Lag, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
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Dumfries-Shire, Scotland