Name: Elspeth Dishington
Change Date: 30 JUN 2010
Over the doorway of the old house of Galashiels is said to have been this inscription-
Elspeth Dishington Builted me.
In syn lye not :
The things thou canst not get,
This Elspeth appears to be the ancestress referred to by John Hoppringill of Smailholm and Galashiels in his Will, 1564, where he mentions that £66 of tocher money was still owing to him and his heirs by the heirs of Sir William Dischington of Ardross.
Sir William, who married Elizabeth, sister of King Robert Bruce, was succeeded about 1360 by his son, also Sir William, who, as cousin of King David, was seneschal in the royal household. Thus it came about that the latter's daughter, the above Elspeth, who married David Hoppringill, built the old house of Galashiels, as after his appointment in 1455 as Keeper of the Ward of Tweed, they would have to live there.
Father: William Dishington
Mother: Burnard or Burnett
- James Hoppringil
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Records of the Pringles or Hoppringills of the Scottish Border
Author: Alex. Pringle, MA, BSc.