Name: Andrew Galbraith
Suffix: of Culcreuch 1 2
Death: AFT 1475 2
Change Date: 15 MAY 2009
We now come to surer ground, for Andrew Galbraith of Culcreuch appears frequently in writs between 1456 and 1476. Guthrie Smith in his book "Strathendrick" gives a good sketch of the Culcreuch family from Andrew Galbraith until Robert Galbraith sold Culcreuch in 1630, and it is not proposed to repeat all that can be found there. There are, however, one or two omissions which may he filled in.
In 1456, Andrew Galbraith had a Charter from the Crown of Over Johnstone in Renfrewshire (Exchequer Rolls of Scotland). In 1466, he is mentioned as one of the heirs of entail in Lord Lyle's Entail, on the condition of taking the name and arms of Lyle. As in this deed he comes immediately after Lord Lyle's various children, it is presumed that the relationship must have been close. It seems probable that Lord Lyle's mother and Andrew Galbraith's mother were sisters; and it may be from this connection that Over Johnstone in Renfrewshire came into the family.
Andrew, before the year 1478, confirmed as superior a Charter of the lands of Kilbride in Dumbartonshire to John Galbraith of Portnellan (Cartulary of Colquhoun). He was still alive in 1475-76. (Protocol Book of Stirling.)
The next laird of Culcreuch was Thomas Galbraith, who was almost certainly son of the abovementioned Andrew.
Had an elder son and heir Thomas who married Agnes Cunningham, and was hanged in 1489 for taking part in a rising headed by the Earl of Lennox, Lord Lyle and others.
[Stirnet makes Thomas the father of James, but see notes which say they were brothers.]
Father: James Galbraith
- James Galbraith
- Humphrey Galbraith
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Type: Book
Periodical: Galbraiths of the Lennox
Publication: Privately printed
Date: 1944, reprinted 1994 Bruce W. Galbraith