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  • ID: I42893
  • Name: James Galbraith
  • Suffix: of Culcreuch 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF 27 JUL 1455
  • Note:

    James Galbraith of Kilcreuch is mentioned in the Dundonald Charter Chest (1453), and Thomas Galbraith of Millig was probably his brother. This Thomas appears in a deed dated 1441 by Alexander Napar of Edinburgh. In this deed, John Napar of Kilmahew and Thomas Galbraith are called "dearest kinsmen," (consanguineos meos carissimos) by Alexander, but what the exact relationship was is not known. This is all the information that call be found regarding James Galbraith of Kilcreuch and Thomas Galbraith of Millig, but Andrew Galbraith succeeded to both Culcreuch and Millig, and was evidently the son of one of them and the heir of both.
    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.)
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  • Change Date: 9 JAN 2009

    Father: James Galbraith

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Andrew Galbraith

      1. Type: Web Site
        Title: Stirnet Genealogy
        Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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