Name: Stephen Laurie 1
Death: 1637 2
Residence: Maxwelton, nr Dumfries, Scotland
Occupation: Merchant burgess of Dumfries.
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 4 JAN 2009
Purchased the estate of Maxwelton, nr Dumfries, from the Earl of Glencairne.
Had three sons:
1. John, of Maxwelton, who married Agnes, dau of Sir William Grierson, and had a son who was created a baronet.
2. Robert who settled in Cumberland.
Bought Maxwellton in 1611*, or 1614?
* In History of the burgh of Dumfries, with notices of Nithsdale, Annandale, and ...By William McDowall
Although setting the above out as fact, BLG (re Lowry of Pomeroy, Tyrone) says that the Irish family ?claims? common descent with the Lauries of Maxwelton.
Maxwelton House was originally the castle of the earls of Glencairn. It was bought in 1611 by Stephen Laurie, the founder of the Laurie family. ...
(McClure's Magazine?. 1896. Page 66.)
Stephen, the third son of John Laurie, the first of the family on record (they are credited with Italian blood), bought the lands of Maxwelton, ...
The Century: A Popular Quarterly?, by Making of America Project. 1914. Page 786.)
Father: John Laurie
- James Lowry or Laurie b: ABT 1639
- Type: Book
Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry
- Text: Notes & Queries
2nd s. XI. Mar 23 1861