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  • ID: I35174
  • Name: Stephen Laurie 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1637 2
  • Residence: Maxwelton, nr Dumfries, Scotland
  • Occupation: Merchant burgess of Dumfries.
  • Note: 1 2

    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.
    3. James.
    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.)
  • _UID: 69FD5C10755B4924ACED1BCD9AD29ADE742C
  • Change Date: 4 JAN 2009

    Father: John Laurie

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children James Lowry or Laurie b: ABT 1639

      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: Burkes Landed Gentry
        Date: 1863
      2. Text: Notes & Queries
        2nd s. XI. Mar 23 1861
        p 232
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