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Selkirkshire / Re: Heatlie's in Scotland
« on: Tuesday 22 June 10 22:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have been doing research on my Heatlie ancesters but haven't traced it to the borders
as yet. Most of the info below comes from a small book called the 'Haitleys of Mellerstain',
written by Queen Victoria's surgeon about 1890. Mellerstain is an castle / estate in the borders.
I don't have access to my research at the moment, but have detailed below what I can remember from the top of my head.

The Heatlie's in Scotland came from French nobleman, called D'Porte, who were given lands in
a place called 'Hatley Park' in Cambridgeshire, by the king of england c1120 . They were persuaded by King David 1 of Scotland to settle in the borders, mainly Roxburgh, and given lands, including Mellerstain. The family name was changed to de Haitley, from the area in Cambridge, and has an official seal. Over the coming centuries they were involved in many battles including being charged for treason for the murder of Lord Darnley and the interception of Mary Queen of Scots between Edinburgh and Linlithgow. The name gradually changed to Hately, Heatlie etc and the main families can be found in Selkirk, Roxburgh, Berwick, Edinburgh and the north of england, where it is mostly spelt Heatley.

My ancesters lived in Edinburgh, Dalkeith, New Monkland (Airdrie), Broxburn, then back to Edinburgh.


West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Fairlie in Broxburn
« on: Tuesday 22 June 10 22:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi Davie

I have Heatlie ancestors from the Old town, Broxburn. I've seen the name Fairlie a few
times, but will have to go through my files to find it. Attached a photo of the Old Town
around that time. The Heatlie house was by the 1st corner on the right.


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