Grierson ~ First Generation
GRIER of Parton, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland.
John married Janet McMONIES or McMONNIES.
Janet was baptised on 21 Jun 1733 at Tongland, Scotland, daughter of GEORGE McMONIES and (unknown) DAULING or PAULING(ref Tongland register).
The IGI record states they married 25 Aug 1757, at Parton, Kircudbright, Scotland (ref IGI record). However, the Parton parish register states John and Janet were wedded at Dunjop on Thursday 25th August 1757 (ref Parton register). The farmhouse of Dunjop is in the northern part of the parish of Tongland in Kircudbrightshire.
They resided in a farmhouse called variously Shaw, Cairn and Glenswinton, in Parton, at least between 1758 and 1778. The name was changed to Cairn between 1764 and 1766.
It is possible that he died by 1805 and that his son Robert inherited the money to get the properties in Castle Douglas, but no evidence for this.
Family story: According to John (2) Grierson in 1900, John was wealthy and was supposed to have inherited property down from William Macgregor, his ancestor (a son or brother of Rob Roy), who changed his name to William Grierson. None of this has been proved.
|1.||Margaret GRIER chr 1758|
|2.||John GRIER chr 1762|
|3.||William GRIER chr 1764|
|4.||George GRIER chr 1766|
|5.||Robert GRIERSON chr 1768|
|6.||Jannet GRIERSON chr 1770|
|7.||Mary GRIER chr 1775|
|8.||John GRIERSON chr 1778|
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