Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

MORRISON

OF PRESTONGRANGE

 

John Morrison, was a Merchant and Burgess of Edinburgh and was father of :

John Morrison, was a Merchant and Treasurer of Edinburgh and was admitted to Burgess there in right of his father on 27 February 1570.[1] He m. Katherine, daughter of John Preston, Lord President of the Court of Session, d. in 1615[2] and was father of :

  1. Sir Alexander Morison of Prestongrange, (see below).
  2. Isaac Morison, (see Morison of Dairsie).
  3. Henry Morison, was admitted to Burgess of Edinburgh in right of his father on 13 September 1609[3] and m. firstly, at Edinburgh, on 17 June 1606, to Christian Dick,[4] (she d. in 1619), by whom he had issue. He m. secondly, to Janet Spottiswood, (she d. in 1624), d. on 1 August 1624 and was father of,

3a} John Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 27 May 1607, became a Merchant in Edinburgh and was admitted to Burgess there by right of his father on 20 February 1633.[5]

3a} Isaac Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 28 November 1609.

3a} Henry Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 17 December 1615, was an Advocate and was admitted to Burgess of Edinburgh in right of his father on 8 August 1660.[6]

3a} Catherine Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 29 September 1611 and d. in infancy.

3a} Margaret Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 15 August 1613 and d. on 9 June 1627.

3a} Catherine Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 23 October 1614.

3a} Alexander  Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 20 January 1622.

3a} Elizabeth Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 11 April 1624.

3a} Janet Morison, m. John Trotter of Mortonhall, and had issue.

3a} Christian Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 2 April 1620 and m. at Edinburgh, on 26 April 1638, to Mr. Andrew Dick of Craighouse.[7] They had issue.

  1. Sarah Morison, m. at Edinburgh, on 12 October 1609, to James Inglis, 1st of Nether Cramond,[8] and had issue.
  2. Elizabeth Morison, m. at Edinburgh, on 15 June 1603, to Mr. William Dick, Merchant.[9]
  3. Catherine Morison, m. at Edinburgh, on 4 October 1621, to Sir William Scott of Clerkington.[10]
  4. Helen Morison, m. at Edinburgh, on 24 September 1617, to Samuel Johnston of Shenes.[11]

Sir Alexander Morison of Prestongrange, became an Advocate and was appointed Lord President of the Court of Session. He m. at Edinburgh on 6 September 1610, to Eleanor, daughter and coheiress of William Maule of Glaster,[12] d. on 20 September 1631[13] and was father of :

  1. John Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 25 October 1611 and dsp.
  2. Sir Alexander Morison of Prestongrange, (see below).
  3. William Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 22 January 1621 and d. young.
  4. William Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 10 July 1628.
  5. James Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 29 September 1629.
  6. Robert Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 26 July 1631.
  7. Bethia Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 10 October 1613 and m. Sir Robert Spottiswood, Lord President of the Court of Session.
  8. Katherine Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 16 February 1615 and m. firstly, to George Home, younger of Wedderburn, (c/m 14 August 1635.[14] He d. on 3 September 1650). She m. secondly, to James Bethune of Balfour, (c/m at Edinburgh on 27 February 1657.[15] He was widow of Anna, daughter of Sir John Moncrieff of that Ilk, by whom he had issue and d. on 27 February 1690), and had no issue.
  9. Helen Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 6 July 1617, and m. Sir John Riddell, 3rd Baronet, of that Ilk. They had issue.
  10. Elizabeth Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 9 August 1618.
  11. Nicola Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 24 October 1624.
  12. Heleanor Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 17 February 1626.
  13. Christian Morison, m. William Bennet of Grubet, (c/m 6 April 1665[16]).
  14. Jean Morison, m. on 30 January 1670, to Sir John Nisbet of Direlton,[17] (he was widow of Helen Hay, by whom he had issue ; and d. in 1688), and had no apparent issue.

Sir Alexander Morison of Prestongrange, bap. at Edinburgh on 6 June 1616, succeeded his father and m. Jean, daughter of Robert, 6th Lord Boyd. He d. in July of 1683[18] and was father of,

  1. Thomas Morison, bap. on 23 October 1659 and d. young.
  2. William Morison of Prestongrange, (see below).
  3. Elizabeth Morison, bap. at Prestonpans on 8 August 1658.

William Morison of Prestongrange, bap. at Prestonpans on 19 April 1663 and succeeded his father on his death in 1683. He m. Janet, daughter of John Rocheid of Craigleith, (she d. in September of 1713), and d. in 1739 with the lands of Prestongrange being sold following his death to William Grant. He was father of,

  1. Alexander Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 27 January 1683.
  2. William Morison, bap. at Edinburgh on 15 March 1690, and was served heir to his mother, Janet Rocheid, in the lands of Craig of Innerleith, and others, on 1 April 1715.[19]
  3. John Morison, bap. on 19 June 1691.
  4. James Morison, bap. on 11 August 1693.
  5. George Morison, was a lawyer at the Middle Temple, London, and d. before 26 August 1791.
  6. Catherine Morison, m. on 6 October 1705, to William Gordon, Lord Strathnaver, (c/m 4 October 1705[20]), and d. in March of 1765.
  7. Jean Morison, bap. on 7 January 1687 and m. John, 5th Viscount of Arbuthnott, (c/m 22 August 1711).
  8. Helen Morison, bap. on 13 May 1688 and m. John Boyle, 2nd Earl of Glasgow, (c/m 11 February 1707. He d. in May of 1740). She d. at Edinburgh, on 7 July 1770, with issue.

 

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[1] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[2] Edinburgh Tests.

[3] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[4] OPR – Edinburgh.

[5] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[6] SRS Edinburgh Burgess Roll.

[7] OPR – Edinburgh.

[8] OPR – Edinburgh.

[9] OPR – Edinburgh.

[10] OPR – Edinburgh.

[11] OPR – Edinburgh.

[12] OPR – Edinburgh.

[13] Edinburgh Tests.

[14] GD267/27/67/658

[15] MS37860/11

[16] GD6/1367

[17] OPR – Direlton.

[18] Edinburgh Tests.

[19] Services of Heirs.

[20] GD84/1/32/2.