Author Topic: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552 *COMPLETED*  (Read 12419 times)

Offline marybeth44

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Hi all,

I wonder if someone can help?  I have found my ancestor Alexander Horsburgh b. abt 1536 appears to be married to Christian d/o William Stewart and Christian Hay.  I have found no proof of this except an piece talken from a document called the Peebles Protocols

This piece makes reference to Christian's mother Lady Traquair and her brother John paying 100 merks of the tocher.
"In February, 1552, there is recorded a contract of marriage between Alexander Horsbruk of that Ilk, John and Robert Horsburgh, his brothers, and Janet and Christian, his sisters, on the one part, and Christian Hay, Lady Traquair, and John Stewart, her son, on the other part, in which Lady Traquair acknowledges that she is due to the said Alexander Horsbruk one hundred merks of the tocher promised to him with Christian Stewart, her daughter, and 20 pounds to his brothers and sisters. [Peebles Protocols.]. "

Does anyone know where to find these documents or know about this marriage.

Hoping someone can help.
Thank you,

Marybeth44
Scotland, SHAW, SMITH, HORSBURGH, Midlothian, Peebleshire. McGREGOR, Perthshire. McPHERSON, McGIBBON, Stirlingshire and Perthshire, County   Clare Ireland. England,  SAMUEL/S, WARNE, WARN or WHORNE,RICHARDSON, COHEN  Hampshire,  Middlesex, and Kent.  BLUNDELL, Sussex. Other names GEDDES, INNES, NAPIER, FFOSTER, in Midlothian, Scotland

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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 April 13 15:21 BST (UK) »
don't know if there is any connection but there is a Traquair House, owned by the Maxwell- Stewart (Stuart)family just outside Peebles, in the Scottish Borders. They may have something in the family archives.
See also nearby Horsburgh Castle, there may be a name connection there?
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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 April 13 12:50 BST (UK) »
Any connection between your Horsburghs and a place similar to Harcass/Harckass/Herkers in Eddilston?

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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 04:02 BST (UK) »
Thank you Mrs A for your answer.  We do have a connection to both places, and I have finally found that there is some info at the National Archives of Scotland.  My nephew is going up there soon so he is going to do the searching.

Thank you again

Marybeth44
Scotland, SHAW, SMITH, HORSBURGH, Midlothian, Peebleshire. McGREGOR, Perthshire. McPHERSON, McGIBBON, Stirlingshire and Perthshire, County   Clare Ireland. England,  SAMUEL/S, WARNE, WARN or WHORNE,RICHARDSON, COHEN  Hampshire,  Middlesex, and Kent.  BLUNDELL, Sussex. Other names GEDDES, INNES, NAPIER, FFOSTER, in Midlothian, Scotland

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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 04:06 BST (UK) »
Hi S L,

I don't know the name Harcass but I know Edleston is near the area and mentioned in some of the old documents.  Wikki has an article on Edelston too.

Happy hunting

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Marybeth
Scotland, SHAW, SMITH, HORSBURGH, Midlothian, Peebleshire. McGREGOR, Perthshire. McPHERSON, McGIBBON, Stirlingshire and Perthshire, County   Clare Ireland. England,  SAMUEL/S, WARNE, WARN or WHORNE,RICHARDSON, COHEN  Hampshire,  Middlesex, and Kent.  BLUNDELL, Sussex. Other names GEDDES, INNES, NAPIER, FFOSTER, in Midlothian, Scotland

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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552 *COMPLETED*
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 12:38 BST (UK) »
Only mentioned it as there are items listed in the National Register of Archives, the catalogue for which is separate from the National Archives of Scotland catalogue but both can be found on the same website.

Happy hunting.

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Only mentioned it as there are items listed in the National Register of Archives, the catalogue for which is separate from the National Archives of Scotland catalogue but both can be found on the same website.

Happy hunting.

S_L

Thanks for your interest S L I'' follow that up.
Marybeth44
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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552 *COMPLETED*
« Reply #7 on: Monday 11 November 13 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know where to find these documents or know about this marriage.

Traquair house has an archivist. I do not know whether she is full time or part time though. Maybe an idea to contact her.

Horsburghs a pretty common family name in Traquair, and theres a few Horsburghs buried in Traquair kirk who were alive in the 1600s.

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Re: Marriage contract of Alexander Horsburgh and Christian Stewart 1552 *COMPLETED*
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 02:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all who responded to this post.  I'm happy to say my nephew was able to get a photocopy of the marriage contract and we are awaiting a friend translating it for us (it's in old scottish)

We do know tho' that it proves Christian was a daughter of that Stewart family and married Alexander Horsburgh.

Thanks again,
Marybeth44
Scotland, SHAW, SMITH, HORSBURGH, Midlothian, Peebleshire. McGREGOR, Perthshire. McPHERSON, McGIBBON, Stirlingshire and Perthshire, County   Clare Ireland. England,  SAMUEL/S, WARNE, WARN or WHORNE,RICHARDSON, COHEN  Hampshire,  Middlesex, and Kent.  BLUNDELL, Sussex. Other names GEDDES, INNES, NAPIER, FFOSTER, in Midlothian, Scotland