||William"Thomas" KIRKPATRICK, ,of Conheath, Last Lord of Kirkmichael. |
||,of Conheath, Last Lord of Kirkmichael. |
||9 Jun 1686
||Kirkmichael, Dumfries, Scotland
||Garvald (Garrel) Graveyard, Dumfries, Scotland
- The old parish of Kirkmichael included the old Parish of Garrel or Garvald which were united about 1674 in spite of the vigorous protestations of the parishioners of Garrel. However, Garrel had been without a minister for several years. Some adjustments to the boundaries were made between the 1791 account and that of 1834, the eastern part of the old Parish of Garrel being transferred to Lochmaben. With the recent conjoining with Tinwald and Torthorwald, the southern boundaries are taken care of by these two. Much of the north of the old parish is now afforested, and marches upon Kirkpatrick Juxta, the west on Closeburn, and the east with Johnstone and Lochmaben.Ref:The Church of Scotland congregation of Kirkmichael, Tinwald and Torthorwald.
- Some records have the father of George ,Robert and James listed as "Thomas Kirkpatrick of Knock",including those produced to prove the ancient lineages of the Spanish branch , but I will follow the record of Mr James Campbell Gracie Jnr,,of Dumfries, who, in 1860 ,cleared the overgrown family grave in Garrel Kirkyard and made notes regarding the inscription.(Garrel or Garvald is an ancient parish in Dumfriesshire.The parish was annexed c1674,partly to Johnstone ,but mainly to Kirkmichael)
(Mr Gracie's wife is sometimes recorded as a niece of William Kirkpatrick of Conheath,and Mary Wilson ,of Kelton, at other times he himself is described as a grandson of a Miss Kirkpatrick,of Kirkmichael , or Kelton.He was a well known and much respected antiquarian and genealogist of his time.)
The grave was in good preservation and the inscription read as follows "Here lies the corps(sic) of William Kirkpatrick who departed this life 9th June 1686.His eldest son George of Knock,who departed this life 1738 aged 67 years". Also engraved was the family Coat of Arms carved in high relief.
Robert of Glenkiln was also buried in Garrel Churchyard,close by his father and brother.
A third son ,James, is said to have married in England(there are scant records for James , but Maj.Gen Charles Kirkpatrick includes records in his family history that list him as a son of "Thomas of Knock"(pg 185) and brother of "Robert of Glenkiln". Alexander deLaPere Kirkpatrick recorded that Robert and George were sons of William Kirkpatrick of Conheath and Kirkmichael, but does not mention a James at all. I include him here also, after receiving records from Don Enrique Kirkpatrick-Mendaro of Spain, stating James was a son of "Thomas of Knock" also.(Which begs the question -"Was William of Conheath and Thomas of Knock one and the same person or were they perhaps brothers, or father and son"?)
When William,the last Lord of Kirkmichael, , died in 1686,the remainder of estate was sold to the Charteris family of Amisfield, (who had previously purchased a large portion of the Barony in 1622 and also received the Kirkmichael title at that time), the proceeds divided amongst his sons,including George Kirkpatrick of Knock and Robert Kirkpatrick of Glenkiln. These sons in turn began their own family branches, both fairing differently.
William's sons lands at Knock, and Glenkiln, were a portion of the larger Kirkmichael and Pleulands estate,and were retained by them.
- (Research):Gerald Talbot Clindening ,in "The House of Glendonwyn" wrote that a sister of Robert Kirkpatrick of Glenkiln, (Anne or Roseanne Kirkpatrick) married a William Glendinning,and that William and his family were forced to flee to Ireland in 1746(the very year Robert Kirkpatrick of Glenkiln was beheaded) ,and several of their sons soon left for America.
I can find no records to validate this claim, and this marriage is not mentioned in "Closeburn Kirkpatricks", by Maj.Gen Charles Kirkpatrick, but there is mention of a family relationship in Alexander de LaPere Kirkpatricks "Chronicles of the Kirkpatrick Family" ,which details the will of Alexander Kirkpatrick (1714-1791) in which he bequeaths funds to the children of Alex.Clendinin,Elizabeth and William.(Alexander Kirkpatrick's sister Anne (Mrs Jordan)was a Miss Clendinin's grandmother).
||Kirkpatrick Family Archives
||20 Sep 2013 |
| ||1. Major. George KIRKPATRICK, ,of Knock, b. 1671, d. 24 Jun 1738, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland |
| ||2. James KIRKPATRICK, ,of Cullompton, Devon,England, b. Abt 1673, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Robert KIRKPATRICK, ,in Craigshields,of Over and Nether Glenkiln, b. 1678, d. 6 Oct 1746, Edinburgh, Scotland |
||5 Apr 2013 |
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