AbstractDocuments 1600-1700
Millican, Milligan, Millikan, Milliken, Millikin, Mullican, Mulliken, Mullikin etc.



Dumfriesshire Abstract of Documents

Relating to the Milligane/Mulliganes

1600-1660





[1] John Amuligane, burgess of Dumfries
February 14, 1600: [Dumfries] Testament testamentar of Mabie Kirkpatrick relict of Herbert Ramsay burgess of Dumfries who died on February 18, 1600 and given up by her son Herbert Ramsay burgess of Dumfries and Roger McKnight burgess of Edinburgh, her son in law as her executors under testament at Dumfries on February 14, 1600. There is the usual inventory followed by her legacies. To her executor Herbert Ramsay she leaves 100 merks to be employed in housing of the tenement in Lochmabengate wadset to John Amuligane for that sum. She discharges the said John Amuligane of all comptis.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Edinburgh on June 26, 1600.
[Edinburgh Commissariot (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 160, p. 79]

[2] Alexander Mulligane, burgess of Dumfries
May 20, 1600: [Dumfries] Testament testamentar of John Kirkpatrick merchant burgess of Dumfries who died on May 22, 1600, and given up by himself on May 20, 1600, and by Agnes McGown his relict and William McGown his brother-in-law and John Henderson, burgess of Edinburgh. There is the usual inventory of crops and stock, followed by debts owed to the defunct. The defunct owed sums to a number of people including David Harkness, John Henderson, chopman traveller in England, John Henderson in Edinburgh and Alexander Amuligane. The testament was witnessed by Alexander Mulligane, Robert Edgar, Thomas Maxwell at Port, all burgesses of Dumfries, and Philip Kirkpatrick, officer.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Edinburgh on November 8, 1600.
[Edinburgh Commissariot (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 160, p. 76]

[3] John Mullikyne, burgess of Dumfries
December 24, 1601: [Dumfries] Action by the Lords of Council against Gilbert Brown, sometime abbot of Newabbey, and Mr. John Hamilton, having divers times been resetted for hearing and saying of the mass, baptising bairns, and enticing many ignorant and simple people by drawing them away from the new religion in the burgh of Dumfries, and various other places, the Council charges certain inhabitants of Dumfries, under pain of rebellion, to appear upon January 14, 1602, next to bear witness in the said matter. There follows a list of persons, including, John McGhie in Dumfries, Edward Maxwell in Hills, John Bryce, elder, John Asloan of Garloch, John Gibson, flesher in Dumfries, Edward Crawford and Herbert Wilson of the Kirk, James Aitken, weaver, John Mullikyne, burgess there, Adam Walker, there, John Newbie, Francis Irving, Robert Edgar and Johne Schortrig.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1599-1604, Vol. VI, p. 326]

[4] Peter & Johnne Mullikenis in Glengar
October 18, 1602: [Penpont] Complaint to the Lords of Council at Holyrood House by Johnne Maitland of Auchengassel against Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig that in June 1600, Douglas came to the complainer’s land of Glengar at night, apprehended two of his men, Peter Muligane and Johnne Muligane, “spoilized their whole goods, worth £1000, and hangit thameselffis by all ordour of law; and, althocht he hes producit before his Majestie and Lordis of his Secrete Counsale ane extractit process quhairby it wald appeir that he had execute thame by the law, yit the samyn is fals and feinyeit, as the court buik of his regalitie will cleirlie testifie,” the complainer being ready to prove that the subscriber of the said extract, at the time of the execution of the said persons, had been in Edinburgh.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1599-1604, Vol. VI, p. 473]

[5] Peter & Johnne Mullikenis in Glengar
November 16, 1602: [Penpont] Act of direction by Lords of Council to Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig to present this day Homer Maxwell, clerk of his court, together with the process of conviction led against the late Peter and Johnne Mullikenis, Johnne Maitland of Auchengassel’s men, for the better clearing of Maitland’s allegation that the said laird of Drumlanrig “pat thame to the knowledge of ane assyse and causit execute thame to the deid efter that they acquitit and clengeit of the haill pointis of dittay gevin in aganis thame”, Sir James, appearing by James Howy, his procurator, now presents the said clerk and the said process. Whereupon, the said process having been considered, and the said Homer, as also Archibald Menzies of Enoch, chancellor of the assize, having been examined, the Lord assoilize the defenders, because the process bears that the said persons were convicted of the stealing of 13 sheep from Johnne McMath, younger, and James Parker, elder, furth of Drumcrude [Drumcruilton] in the barony of Enoch, and of the stealing of three sheep from Johnne Hunter furth of the lands of Ladywell in September 1593, “and for common thift, common resset of thift, infang and outfang, inputting and outputting fral land to land”, and also because the Chancellor testifies that they “wer convict and fyllit” of the said crimes.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1599-1604, Vol. VI, p. 481]

[6] Amer Milligan in Kirktoun
June 4, 1606: [Dryfesdale] Horning of George Maxwell of Drumcoltran against John Johnston in Brounhill, Amer Milligan and James Johnston his servant in Kirktoun, Hobbie Johnston in Draffour, Andrew Johnston in Locharbie and others, for menacing Complainer.
Signet at Edinburgh, 18 January 1606. Execution on 4, 6, March & 7, 28 May 1606.
[General Register of Inhibitions, Johnston MSS, R. C. Reid (ELD), Vol. 100, page 24]

[7] Alexander, George, John & Andrew Amulligane
August 22, 1606: [Holywood] Testament testamentary and inventory of Archibald Maxwell of Cowhill in the parish of Holywood, who died in September 1606, given up by himself on August 22, 1606, and by Margaret Kirkpatrick, his relict spouse, Archibald and Robert Maxwell his sons so far as concerns the inventory. There is the usual inventory of stock and household goods, and debts owing to and by the deceased, including, sums due from Alexander and George Mulligan tenants of the lands of Castlehill. There were also debts owing by the defunct Alexander Gordon of Kirkconnell, the heirs and executors of Cornelius Tennant, James [blank], to John Amulligane and Andrew Amulligane, James Lochdike and Janet Greir totalling to £1266.
Registered at the Commissariot Court of Edinburgh on July 24, 1607.
[Miscallaneous MSS Vol. II (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 164, p. 123]

[8] John Muligane in Thornhill
January 24, 1607: [Morton] Testament testamentar of Jean Douglas, widow of John Kirkpatrick in Laught (sic. Laucht), in the parish of Morton who died on January 29, 1607, given up by herself on January 24, 1607, and given up by John Douglas in Cassiltoun and John Muligane in Thornhill, executors nominated by her in her will, to which the witnesses are the said John Douglas in Cassiltoun, John Muligane in Thornhill, Robert Hunter there, John Douglas, minister at Morton, and John Johnstone. There is the usual inventory of stock, and debts owed to and by the defunct, including, the sum of £16 owed to her by John Muligane and Robert Hunter in Thornhill.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Edinburgh on February 11, 1607.
[Adams, P. W. L: A History of the Douglas (1921), app. B, no. 35]

[9] Alexander Amiligane in Holm of Dalgarnock
February 20, 1607: [Closeburn] Supplication by David Young in Dalgarnock Gate, William Young, his eldest son, Thomas Bell in Scheilgreen, William and Walter Bell, John Hairstane in Know, Alexander Amuligane in Holm, John Tait in Kirkland, James Kerr there, James Young, chirurgeon, burgess of Dumfries, Patrick Young, his son, James young, maltman, burgess of Dumfries, and John Young in Cunningholm, John and James Young, his sons, complaining against John Hiddleston of Templeland Mill, John Hiddleston, his eldest son, John Davidson in Thornhill, Peter Davidson, his brother in Holm, William Rid, brother-in-law to said John Hiddleston and many other. The complaint concerned allegations that the petitioners had been harassed and oppressed by the defenders, so much so, that they feared for their lives, should they venture into that part of the country [the parish of Dalgarnock] to their lands and possessions, nor could they peaceably dwell upon them. The petitioners craved letters charging the defenders to find caution for the safety of the petitioners.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, Vol. VIII, appendix 1544-1660, p. 286]

[10] Alexander Amiligane in Holm of Dalgarnock
March 5, 1607: [Closeburn] Act of Caution directed to Herbert Maxwell, son of Edward Maxwell of Tynwald, for Johne Hiddleston of Templand Mill, 1000 merks not to harm David Young in Dalgarnock Gate, William Young, his eldest son, Thomas Bell in Scheilgreen, William and Walter Bell, his sons, Johne Hairstanes in Know, Alexander Amiligane in Holm, Johne Tait in Kirkland, James Kerr there, John Young, chirurgeon, burgess of Dumfries, Patrick Young, his son, James Young, maltman, burgess of Dumfries, and John Young in Cunningholm.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1604-07, Vol. VII, p. 668]

[11] John Muligane, burgess of Dumfries
June 2, 1607: [Dumfries] Instrument narrating that Francis Irving was infeft in the tenement of George Grier and Katherine Ramsay spouses lying in the burgh of Dumfries near the Fish Cross between the tenement of Patrick Aitken on the north, the lands of deceased John Rawling now in the hands of John Gibson and William McJoir on the south, the way under the gardens on the east, and the High street on the west. Witnessed by John Muligane and John Schortrig burgesses, John Murdoch sergeant and Robert Cunningham notary.
[Protocol Book of Herbert Cunningham 1581-1614 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 130 p. 34]

[12] Patrick Mulligane in Brig
November 29, 1607: [Closeburn] Memorandum of Sasine narrating that Thomas Grierson younger of Parkjarg in the parish of Keir, as bailie of Sir William Grierson of Lag on precept dated 21 November, infefting James Grierson in Penfillan and Agnes Crichton his spouse in the 100 merks Scots worth of Sir William’s lands of Brig in Dalgarnock Holm being a two merkland in the barony of Lag and parish of Dalgarnock. Witnessed by George Maxwell writer, Matthew Gilters in Brig, Robert Hunter servitor to the said Thomas Grierson and Patrick Mulligane in Brig.
Witnessed by George Maxwell, writer, Matthew Gilters in Brig, Robert Hunter servitor to the said Thomas Grierson and Patrick Mulligane in Brig.
[Protocol Book of Herbert Cunningham 1581-1614 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 130 p. 38]

[13] Johne Mullagane in Nether Laggan
August 3, 1608: [Dunscore] Act of Caution by Bernard Lindsay, portioner of Inglisberrie Grange, for Johne Lindsay in Laggan, £500, not to harm Johne Mullagane in Nether Laggan.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1607-10, Vol. VIII, p. 664]

[14] Alexander & George in Holytoun, Andrew Mullegine, burgess of Dumfries
November 2, 1608: [Holywood] Act of Caution by Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick of Closeburn for Margaret Kirkpatrick, relict of William Maxwell of Cowhill, 1000 merks, not to harm Edward, Robert and Charles Maxwell, brothers of John Maxwell of Conleith, Alexander Mulligayne in Holytoun, George Mulligayne there, William Ewart there, and many others, including Andrew Mullegine, burgess of Dumfries.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1607-10, Vol. VIII, p. 677]

[15] Alexander & George in Holytoun, Andrew Mulligane, burgess of Dumfries
December 15, 1608: [Holywood] Complaint to the Lords of Council by Margaret Kirkpatrick, relict of William Maxwell of Cowhill, graving suspension of letters of horning by a number of persons against her, including, Edward, Robert and Charles Maxwell, brothers of John Maxwell of Conleith, Alexander Mulligan in Holytoun, George Mulligane there, and Andrew Mulligane burgess of Dumfries, for not finding caution for their indemnity, under pain 1000 merks. The said Letters had been wrongly used against her, but, as she had found the required caution, the said letters were suspended. The Lords also give charge for certain of the number to compear before them to answer, including, Andrew Milligane, but having not appeared, the Lords suspend the letter of hornings.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1607-10, Vol. VIII, p. 207]

[16] Andrew & John Mulligane, burgesses of Dumfries
December 13, 1609: [Dumfries] Service of Heir in favour of Andrew Mulligane burgess of Dumfries, heir of John Mulligane burgess of the said burgh, his brother german, who died in the month of December thereabouts 1608.
[Retours of Service of Heirs1544-1699 (NAS), C22/4/322]

[17] Andrew Muligane in Dumfries
April 13, 1610: [Dumfries] Precept of Warning (apparently a copy) by Adame Cunynghame, advocate, heritor of the lands after mentioned, addressed to Johne McKinnell, his officer in that part, commanding him, 40 days preceding the term of Whitsunday 1610, to warn personally Robert Rae, Homer Hanyng, Johnne Marshall, Edward Richartsoun, James Zoung in Lochmabengat, Andro Swan, [blank] relict of umquhile Andro Dargavell, Margaret Daviesoun, William Richartsoun, merchant, Robert Richartsoun, Thomas McMowen, James Rae, Johnne Coipland in Tounheid, Johne Patersoun, Johne Zoung, writer, Katherine Quariour, Thomas McBirnie, Robert McBirnie, James McGoun, Johne Schortrig, William Ahanney, Johne Maxwell, messenger, Johne Dicksoun, cordiner, Johne McCleir, cordiner, Adame Carson, Johne Padzean, Johne Glaidstanes, merchant, Johne Maxwell called Viccars, Johne Gawane, lorimer, James Maxwell, maltman, Clement McBirnie, Robert Edzer, Thomas Ranyng, Gilbert McCleane, Johne Richartsoun, Johne Lyttill, Johne Langrig, Johne Irwing, son of William Irwing, Johne Mairtone, Jonet Kirkpatrick, relict of [blank] Daviesoun, Cuthbert Greir, William Palmer, Herbert Birkmyre, Andro Robsoun, Gawin Horner, Johne Blak, Cuthbert McNeillie, George Rig, Johne Ranyng, James McJohne [?McJoir], Cuthbert Bartane, Johne Flemyng yr., Andro Muligane, James Cunynghame, Paul Thomson, Archibald Cunynghame, Martine Jacksoun, Johne Blaklok, William Blaklok, Robert Glessell, William McGibsoun, cordiner, Jonet Davidson, daughter of umquhile Johne Davidson, William Hamilton, Thomas Gourlay, William McJoir, Thomas Maxwell called of Keltoun and Robert Daviesoun, pretended tenants and occupiers of his 40 shilling land of Dargavell alias Lochirmos of old extent and specially of the "haill moss boundane be Dow Lochir als callit the bek", lying in the sheriffdom of Dumfries, to flit and remove from the said subjects at the terms of Whitsunday 1610; and also 40 days preceding said term to pass to the parish Kirk of Dumfries on a Sunday forenoon during time of divine service and lawfully warn the said persons by publicly reading this precept. At Dumfries on April 13, 1610.
Witnessed by Johne Newall and John McCuyn, servitors of the granter. Endorsed: - Certificates of execution by the said John McKinnell dated respectively 14th and 15th April 1610. Witnessed by John Armstrong, Johne Broun, Thomas Scot, Andro Crawford, John Crawford and Johne Newall.
[Sir William Fraser’s Charters (NAS), GD86/386]

[18] James Mulligan of Blackmyre
May 24, 1610: [Penpont] Action before the Lords of Council against Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and Sir William Grierson of Lag cautioners of John, Lord Maxwell, who were bound to pay to James Earl of Abercorn and Sir John Hamilton of Lettrick, knight, the sum of £20, 000 before an assize:- James Mulligan of Blakmyre, William McCleland of Barscobe, John Glendinning of Drumrash, John Fullarton of Carletoun, James McGachan of Dalwat, James McMath of Dalpeddar (chancellor), James McMath of Knockenhair, Roger Kirkpatrick provost of Dumfries, John Edgar of Ingliston, John Greir of Ingliston, Robert Fergusson of Craigdarroch, Robert Charterhouse of Auchenstroan, William Douglas of Marr, David Johnston and Edward Edgar burgesses of Edinburgh.
[Great Sea of Scotland 1609-1620, Vol. VII, no. 320]

[18] Herbert & Peter Amuligane in Hallhill
March 3, 1610: [Dumfries] Memorandum of Sasine of Herbert Amuligane in Hallhill in the parish of Kirkpatrick Irongray served heir to his father Peter Amuligane in Hallhill in a tenement in Friar’s Vennel in Dumfries.
[Protocol Book of Herbert Cunningham 1581-1611 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 130 p. 97]

[19] James Mulligan of Blackmyre
May 24, 1610: [Penpont] Action before the Lords of Council against Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and Sir William Grierson of Lag cautioners of John, Lord Maxwell, who were bound to pay to James Earl of Abercorn and Sir John Hamilton of Lettrick, knight, the sum of £20, 000 before an assize:- James Mulligan of Blakmyre, William McCleland of Barscobe, John Glendinning of Drumrash, John Fullarton of Carletoun, James McGachan of Dalwat, James McMath of Dalpeddar (chancellor), James McMath of Knockenhair, Roger Kirkpatrick provost of Dumfries, John Edgar of Ingliston, John Greir of Ingliston, Robert Fergusson of Craigdarroch, Robert Charterhouse of Auchenstroan, William Douglas of Marr, David Johnston and Edward Edgar burgesses of Edinburgh.
[Great Seal of Scotland 1609-1620, Vol. VII, no. 320]

[20] John Amuligane, burgess of Dumfries
June 22, 1610: [Dumfries] Memorandum narrating that John Amuligane as heir of his father the late John Amuligane resigned a tenement in Clerkhill in favour of John Carson in Kirkgate without reversion.
[Protocol Book of Herbert Cunningham 1581-1614 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 130 p. 108]

[21] John Amuligane, burgess of Dumfries
August 2, 1611: [Dumfries] Robert Morison son of the late John Morison burgess and heir to his aunt the late Helen Morison sometime spouse of the late John Amuligane burgess is infeft in a tenement.
[Protocol Book of Herbert Cunningham 1581-1614 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 130 p. 117]

[22] John Mulligan in Auchenfedrick
1616: [Glencairn] Rental of the barony of Snade farms for Life rent tacks and 19 years tacks, lists the 40s land of Auchenfedrick possessed by John Mulligan, Andrew McConnell, and Edward and John McGown.
[Yester Writs 1166-1625 (SRS), no. 1166]

[23] Gilbert Mulligan in Laught
June 10, 1617: [Morton] Bond by Archibald Johnston of Clauchrie to Gilbert Mulligan in Laught (sic Laucht) for 100 merks. Registered at Dumfries on August 5, 1616.
[Johnston MSS Vol. 3 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 82, p. 52]

[24] John Amullekin in Auchenfedrick
June 18, 1618: [Glencairn] Minute of tacks of Snade exhibited at Edinburgh, which included tack by James, Lord Yester to John Amulleken of a merkland in Auchenfedrick dated November 11, 1607, and tack by the same to Gilcrist McConnell and Catherine Amulleken of one merkland of Auchenfedrick from the deceased Archibald McConnell, dated October, 1610 for 19 years.
[Yester Writs 1166-1625 (SRS), no. 1208]

[25] Fergus Milligan in Keir Mill
July 18, 1618: [Keir] At Holyrood House, Edinburgh - Complaint by Geillis Roryson, as follows: Pursuer has an action before the Lords of Council and Session proceeding against Sir Williame Grier of Lag, Thomas Greir, elder of Pariarge, and Thomas Grier, his eldest son, and on 21st February last raised letters upon an act of the said process to summon certain witnesses for 22nd March. On [blank] last, while she was on her way towards Edinburgh with the said letters and executions thereof, she was met on the highway beside the Keir Mylne by Gilbert Grier of Beuchane, Fergus Millegane at Keir Mylne, and others, armed with swords, &c., sent out at the instance of the foresaid parties, and was arrested by them. She was carried to the dwelling house of Johnne Creichtoun at the Keir Mylne, and there kept “in strait prisone” for 16 days, till they were sure that “the terme of probatioun wes circumduceit and the pairty absolvit”. Again, on Sunday [blank] last, Williame Porter in Keir, Gilbert Grier of Auchingilbert, James Grier, his son, Cuthbert Hairstones in Penfillane, Thomas Hairstonis, his brother, Johne Hairstainis, servitor to Roger Grier of Bus, Johnne Grier of Pundland, Johnne Grier, his son, Roger Grier of Bus, and James McCubene in Blakburne, all tenants and servants of the Laird of Lag, and Thomas Grier of Bariarge, went to pursuer’s house in Penfillane, broke up the door, “tirrit the same house, brak up the kistis also being within the same, cuttit the grene lynt and young growand kaill with[in] the said yaird, shamefullie and unhonnestlie strak and dang hir to the effusioun of hir blood in grite quantitie. And scho haveing fled furth of the said house, thay followit and chaissit hir to the watter of [blank], and compellit hir for just seir of hir lyff to wyde the wattir to hir head, kaist stones at hir in the watter; and scho narrowlie eschaiped with hir lyff”.
Pursuer and defenders appearing, the Lords assoilzie defenders, because pursuer has failed to prove her charges.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland 1616-1619, Vol. XI, p. 411]

[26] John Milligane in Edgarton
November 21, 1618: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasine by Roger Kirkpatrick burgess of Dumfries heritable proprietor of the 6 shilling and 3 penny land of Edgarton of auld extent. The said Roger Kirkpatrick went in person to the said land with a precept of sasine, written on a parchment and dated 28 January 1611 (no Milligane witnesses to precept), and directed the baillie to infeft John Milligane in Edgarton, his heirs and assignees heritable and without reversion of all and hail the 6 shilling and 3 penny land of Edgarton of auld extent with the pertinents lying in the parish of Dunscore and sheriffdom of Dumfries. The sasine was given at 9.00 am on November 21, 1618 and witnessed by Johne Edgar in Edgarton, Jon McKynnell there and John Douglas in McThymsoun?
[Dumfries Register of Sasines (NAS), November 25, 1618, RS22/1/157]

[27] John Amulligane in Thornhill
December 5, 1618: [Durisdeer] Contract dated at Edinburgh and at Coshogle and Holm of Dalgarnock January 16, 1619, between William, Earl of Morton, Lord Dalkeith, superior of the lands and others under-written and William Douglas friar of Coshogle, immediate tenant to the said Earl, for himself and taking burden for Grizzel Murray his spouse, and they both with consent of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Douglas of Coshogle, knight, for his interest, on the one part, and the Right Honourable William Douglas of Drumlanrig on the other part, narrating a Contract between the said Earl on the one part and the said William Douglas friar of Coshogle on the other part, dated at Edinburgh September 9, 1608, whereby for 16000 merks then paid by the said William Douglas friar of Coshogle to the Earl, the latter obliged himself and his heirs male and successors to infeft the said William Douglas his heirs male and assignees irredeemably in the lands of East Morton, the Mains of Morton with the Castle, manor place, houses etc and its pertinents including the mill of Morton, Dobton, Carronhill, Drumcork, Thornhill and Over and Nether Laught (sic. Laucht), all lying in the barony of Morton, to be held of the said Earl of feu ferm for payment of the feu duty therein specified to which the said William Douglas was infeft. Now this Contract witnesses that William Douglas of Drumlanrig has paid to the Earl and to the said William Douglas friar of Coshogle and his spouse a certain sums of money for this present grant, therefore the Earl and the said William and his spouse with consent sold and disponed to William Douglas of Drumlanrig the aforesaid lands, excepting certain tacks and deeds of obligation between the said Earl and William Douglas of Coshogle. There follows a long list of tacks and deeds to a number of tenants, including, a tack by the said William Douglas friar of Coshogle to John Amulligane in Thornhill of a house and yard there for eight years after Whitsunday 1619 for payment of a “reikhen” at Fastingsevin yearly.
[Adams, P. W. L: A History of the Douglas (1921), app. A, no. 70]

[28] Gilbert Melligane in Lag
June 8, 1619: [Dunscore] Complaint before the Lords of Council at Edinburgh by Gilbert Melligane, servant and tenant of Sir William Grierson of Lag, knight, and the said Sir William for his interest, recites that on Sunday January 17, 1619, pursuer, while returning from the parish Kirk of Dunscore, was attacked in the Kirkyard by James Kirkpatrick in Dempsterton, Johnne Kirkpatrick, his son, and others, all armed, and severely hurt on the head and other parts. The pursuer appearing personally, and James Kirkpatrick appearing, but Johnne not answering his name, the Lords assoilize the said James, but find the charge against the absentee proven, and ordered him to enter his person in the Tollbooth of Edinburgh within six days.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1616-19, Vol. XI, p. 591]

[29] Homer Millikin in Dryfesholm
March 19, 1620: [Dryfesdale] Action before the Lords of Council by Robert Harries, minister, against the parishioners of Dryfesdale. There follows a list of over 160 names including, Hew Chalmers in Dun, William Chalmers there, William Jardine in Langholm, Alexander Steel there, Homer Millikin in Dryfesholm and Jon Porteus there.
[Some Early Teinds Lists, TDGNHAS, 3rd Series, Vol. LXXIV, p. 102]

[30] Fergus Milligan of Meikle Dempsterton
1620: [Dunscore] Register of Melrose: the following are abstract charters and precepts granted by Thomas, Earl of Melrose, in 1620:

Precept of Sasine infefting John Edgar in the 7s. 6d. lands of Little Dempsterton, paying yearly 12s. 9d.
Charter to Fergus Mulligin of the 10s. lands of Meikle Dempsterton, paying yearly 16s. 4d.
Precept for infefting Thomas McFadzeane in the 7s. 6d. lands of Newton alias Little Dempsterton, paying yearly 13s. 4d.
Precept of Sasine infefting Robert McMoran in the 8s. 9d. lands of Dempsterton, paying yearly 21s.
Charter to Gilbert Grierson of the 30d. lands of Dempsterton, paying yearly 4s. 8d.
Charter to John Kirkpatrick of the 26s. lands of Dempsterton, pay yearly 43s. 4d.

[Romanes, Charles S.: Selections from the Records of the Regality of Melrose 1547-1706 (1917), vol. II, p. 400-403]

[31] William & Fergus Amuligane of Meikle Dempsterton
April 17, 1620: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasine taken at the hand of Homer Maxwell, notary public, narrating that John Wallace in Carsmill as baillie Thomas, Earl of Melrose, on a precept dated November 6, 1619, dated at Edinburgh, and witnessed by Thomas McCulloch, servitor to the said Earl, and Mr. George Davidson, W.S., infeft Fergus Amuligane of Meikle Dempsterton in the 10 shilling land of the land of Meikle Dempsterton formerly occupied by the deceased William Amuligane and now by Fergus, provided the grantor is not held to warrant the infeftment against any infeftment given to a previous infeftee on the right pertaining to John Kirkpatrick of Frair’s Carse. Witnessed by Thomas Grier of [ … ], John Grier of Kellilago and John Muligane in Newtoune.
[The Dempstertoun Writs (ELD), R. C. Reid, vol. XI, p. 114]

[32] John Milligane in Dykeside
June7, 1621: [Gretna] Complaint before the Lords of Council by Fergus Graham in Blaetwood and Alexander Graham, his brother, as follows: - Fergus had heritable right to the lands of Blaetwood, and he and his predecessors had held peaceable possession past memory of man, until of late, Robert Adamson in Graitney began “be way of bangstrie”, to debar him from the lands. Then in April past, the said Robert Adamson, John Milligane in Dykeside, Thomas Johnston of Lairnwath, John Rutherford in Baurch, Thomas McDair there, Ninnian McDair there, John McDair there, Thomas Clerk there and others, “being all disorderlie brokin bordour men”, came armed to the portion of the said lands call Brackenhall, and there “demolischeit and keast doun an grite dyke quhilk wes standing thairupon, biggit be the said Fergus”. Pursuers appearing personally, as also does Robert Adamson, while the other defenders do not appear, the Lords, after hearing witnesses, find the complaint not proven, and absolves the defenders.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1619-22, Vol. XII, p. 493]

[33] James Mullikin of Blackmyre
December --, 1621: [Penpont] Horning at the instance of James Leslie, tailor burgess of Edinburgh against Gilbert Gordon of Shirmers [in the parish of Balmaclellan] as principal, and James Mulighanne as cautioner for a debt, conform to their bond of 11 July 1620. Signeted at Edinburgh the [blank] day of April 1621.
[Gordon MSS, General Register of Horning (ELD), R.C. Reid, Vol. 18, p. 15]

[34] James Milliekeine of Blackmyre, Fergie Millikine in Dempsterton
August 27, 1622: [Dunscore] Court of Justiciary held at Jedburgh – James Milliekeine in Blakmyre enters Fergus Milliekeine in Dunscore upon panel, and again becomes cautioner in 500 merks for his appearance before the Commissioners at their next Justice Court.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 680]

[35] James Milliekeine of Blackmyre, Fergie Millikine in Dempsterton
August 29, 1622: [Dunscore] Court of Justiciary held at Jedburgh – The said day James Milliekeine in Blakmyre actit him self as cawtionar and souertie for Fergus Milliekeine in Dunscore, that he sall compeir personallie befoir his Majesties Commissionaires the nixt Justice Court and wnderly his Hienes lawis, wner the pane of 500 merkis money.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 685]

[36] Cristie Milliekeine in Goldcottis
August 30, 1622 [Dryfesdale] Court of Justiciary held at Jedburgh – The said day in presence of his Majesties said Commissioners, being sitting in judgement, “Robert Johstoune, callit of Levarhay, Thome Bell in Androgill, Francie Hutchiesoune, his servitor, Jok the Grahame, sone to Randie of Fentoune, Willie Grahame in Stobohill, Johne Irwine, callit Ritches Jokkie in Bankheid, Thome Tagart in Chappello of Conhease, Geordie Johnstoune in Schawis, callist Cowanehous, Adam Hall, callit of the Buss in Newbiging, Cristie Milliekeine in Goldcottis”, and many others, who being called upon during the hail space of this present court to compear personally before his Majesty’s Commissioners and underlie his Majesty’s laws for certain crimes of theft, ressett of theft and other crimes contained in particular dittats, and being lawful summoned and arrested for that effect, with certification given that they failed, the same are declared fugitives and outlaws, and denounced as rebels, and all their moveable goods and geir escheat.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 690]

[37] Amyer, John & Cristie Millikeine
February 11, 1623: [Dryfesdale] Court of Justiciary – “Robert Jairdoune of Lammabie, Aymer Millikeine in Dryfholme, and Johne Millikeine in Gouldcottis, enter Cristie Milkeine there upon panel and ask instruments”.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 694]

[38] James Millykene of Blackmyre, Fergie Millikine in Dempsterton
February 12, 1623: [Penpont/Dunscore] Court of Justiciary – James Millykene of Blakmyre enters Fergie Millikine of Dunscore upon panel, and renews his caution in 500 merks for his appearance before the next Court.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 696]

[39] Cristie Milliekeine in Goldcottis
February 12, 1623: [Dryfesdale] Court of Justiciary – “Johne Jardane of Cleugheidis becomes cautioner in 500 merks each for Sandie Ellott in Wanlippis, Williame Makbrome in Goldcottis, William Jardane in Hall, Andro Ker in Broomehillis, Jok Johnstoune in [blank], Thomas Skaillis in Spedlingis, and Cristie Milliekeine in Goldcottis, to the same effect.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 696]

[40] James Millikine of Blackmyre, Fergie Millikine in Dempsterton
April 18, 1623: [Penpont/Dunscore] Court of Justiciary – James Millikine of Blakmyre enters Fergie Millikine in Dunscore upon panel and is freed of his caution, the panel being dismissed until a new arrest.
[Register of Privy Council of Scotland, Addenda 1545-1625, Vol. XIV, p. 711]

[41] James Mullikin of Blackmyre
June 24, 1623: [Penpont] Registration of Bond by James Milligane elder of Blakmyre and James Milligane younger and apparent of Blakmyre in favour of John Gordon of Bar for 110 merks. Witnesses, James Gordon son of Thomas Gordon of Crogo, writer hereof and the said Thomas Gordon. Place and Date of signing not given.
[Gordon MSS, Register of Deeds 1620-37 (ELD), R.C. Reid, Vol. 47, p. 33]

[42] James Muligane son of Cuthbert Muligane in Barndennoch
December 5, 1623: [Keir] Instrument of Sasine narrating that William Carsan in Hill as sheriff in hac parte conformed to Crown Precept, under the Quarter Seal from Chancery dated January 1, 1613, infeft James Carson in Hill as attorney for Andrew Rorison in Barndennoch in the half merkland of Dunreggan extending to 2 ½ merkland. Witnessed by Stephen Lawrie, merchant in Dumfries, Cuthbert Carsan miller at the Mill of Gillesapoch, James Muligane son of Cuthbert Muligane in Barndennoch, John Kinnay in Maxwelton and Thomas McCleg in Hill of Gillesapoch.
[Barjarg MSS 1420-1770 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 176, p. 87]

[43] Fergus Milligan in Dempsterton and John Milligan in Newton
May 26, 1625: [Dunscore] Letters of Law burrows pursued at the instance of Thomas Kirkpatrick brother of John Kirkpatrick of Friars’ Carse, John Kirkpatrick of Friars’ Carse, Robert Vache son of Thomas Vache of Schawis, John Wallace servitor to John Kirkpatrick of Friars’ Carse, Wm Kirkpatrick his brother, Archibald McKenzie in Six Merkland, John Hiddelstown there, and John Kirkpatrick apparent of Friars’ Carse, against William Grierson of Dalgonar, James Cunnell there, Thomas McMurdie in Craig, John McFadzeane in Killyleoch, James & Robert Smith there, Robert Dempster in Bessiewalla, John Charters of Ridding Wood, Archibald Maxwell of Cowhill, William Maxwell in Killyleoch, Gilbert Howie in Bessiewalla, Robert Grierson in Linburn, John Jackson there, John Milligan in Newton, John Maxwell there, Thomas McFadzeane there, James Kirkpatrick in Dempsterton, Fergus Milligan there, Robert Grier in Laggan, Gilbert Grier there, Thomas Grier there, John McBurnie there, John Lindsay there, William Edgar in Edgarston, William Grier in McMurdieston. Andrew Lorimer there, Alexander McMurdie in Milliganstoun, and many others, who had been disturbing the complainers in their tacks and steddings especially in the land of Auchengeithe.
[Drumlanrig Charters (ELD), R.C. Reid, Vol. 9, p. 140]

[44] Peter Milligan, burgess of Dumfries
February 27, 1626: [Dumfries] Testament of Thomas Brown of Glen who died November, 1625, and given by his own mouth at his dwelling house in Newbbey October 26, 1625, and given up by Margaret McMin, his relict and one of his executors. Debts due to the defunct included 100 merks from Peter Milligan burgess of Dumfries. Debts due by the defunct included £1 1s. to Effie Milligane.
[Miscellaneous MSS (ELD), R C. Reid, Vol. 186, p. 162]

[45] Cuthbert Amilligane in Dalgarnock
April 20, 1628: [Closeburn] Testament testamentar of Grizzel Maxwell, spouse of James Young, surgeon, burgess of Dumfries who died in [blank] 1628, given up herself on April 20, 1628, and by her husband. There is the usual inventory of stock and debts owed by and to the defunct, including, 100 merks owed to her by Cuthbert Amilligane in Dalgarnock, and 100 merks by Gilbert Milligane and John Gilkerris.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Dumfries on November 14, 1628.
[Adams, P. W. L: A History of the Douglas (1921), app. B, no. 43]

[44] Peter Muligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries
May 20, 1629: [Dumfries] Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir Robert Grierson as heir to his father Sir William Grierson of Lag in the lands of Lag and others. Witnessed by Gilbert Grierson of Chappell, Lancelot Grierson, brother of Sir Robert Grierson, Peter Muligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries, John McBurnie, notary of Dumfries, and Robert Neilson, servant of Sir Robert.
[The Lag Charter 1400-1720 (SRS), no. 211]

[46] Robert Mullikin, burgess of Dumfries
January 20, 1629: [Dumfries] Complaint by Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, King’s Advocate and the provost, bailies and council of Dumfries, as follows: - In contravention of the laws against hagbuts and pistols, when Edward Maxwell of Carswadda, William Sinclair there, John Allen in Lawston and Patrick Mitchelson there, were taken by virtue of a caption at the instance of William, Viscount of Drumlangrig, and warded in the pledge chamber of the said burgh, John, Lord Herries and his son, John, Master of Herries, along with others attempted secure their escape. In pursuit of their escape, the complaint goes on to narrate that on September 17, 1628, a band of men entered Dumfries under the command of Lord Herries, and there followed an attack on the chamber of the said burgh, during a number of the burgh baillies and councillors and residents were injured and wounded including, Thomas and James Mawell, baillies, William Cunnningham, clerk, Mr. Francis Irvine and James Weir, merchants, Thomas Kirkpatrick and William Carrudhouse, merchants, Robert Mullikin, Roger Kirkpatrick, Robert Neilson, Thomas Johnstone and John Wright, burgesses of Dumfries. The Lords of Council charged that Herries men should appear before the King’s court to answer the charge laid against them by John Raynie, provost of Dumfries, and his baillies and council.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1629-1630, 2nd Series, Vol. III, p. 12-14]

[47] Peter Muligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries
May 20, 1629: [Dumfries] Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir Robert Grierson as heir to his father Sir William Grierson of Lag in the lands of Lag and others. Witnessed by Gilbert Grierson of Chappell, Lancelot Grierson, brother of Sir Robert Grierson, Peter Muligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries, John McBurnie, notary of Dumfries, and Robert Neilson, servant of Sir Robert.
[The Lag Charter 1400-1720 (SRS), no. 211]

[48] Janet Mulligane in Gullyhill
February 17, 1630: [Holywood] Testament testamentar of John Young in Cunningholm in the parish of Dalgarnock who died in February 1630, given up by himself at Cunningholm on February 17, 1630, in the presence of Alexander Waugh in Liftingstane, Peter Gilchrist, servitor to the Laird of Closeburn, John Kirk in Boigland, and Robert Smyth in Larglanny. There is the usual inventory followed by the debts owed to and by the defunct. He owed £583 18s 8d comprising rents and duties to the laird of Lag, the tack duty of the teinds of the lands of Cunningholm and Langcroft, and sums to a number of other people, including, 100 merks to John Kirk in Boigland and Janet Mulligane, widow of John Young in Gullyhill.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Dumfries on March 25, 1630.
[Adams, P. W. L: A History of the Douglas (1921), app. B, no. 46]

[49] James Amulligan of Blackmyre
1630: [Penpont] Testament testamentar of Agnes Lawrie, spouse to David Bell, merchant burgess of Dumfries who died in April 1630, given up by the said David in name of Marion Bell their only lawful daughter and executor dative to the defunct. There is the usual inventory of stock and debts owing to and by the defunct, including, £29 6s 8d owed by the defunct to James Amulligan of Blakmyre, £200 to Thomas Holmes merchant burgess of Dumfries, £32 10s to John McJoir in Auchengilbert and £17 11s to John Gordon in Crogo, and £56 6s to Francis Irving late provost of Dumfries.
Registered in the Commissariot Court of Dumfries on June 2, 1630.
[Adams, P. W. L.: A History of the Douglas (1921), p.740, no. 47]

[50] Gilbert Mulligane in Over Holm of Dalgarnock
March 8, 1632: [Dalgarnock] Complaint by Thomas Kirkpatrick of Closburne, as follows;- During the period of the protections granted to him by their Lordships he has satisfied his creditors to the extent of over 13000 merks, and paid the interests of all due up to Whitsunday next. He is most willing to satisfy them all if his protection were extended. Charge having been giving to Thomas Greirson of Barjarg, Thomas Gilchrist there, Gilbert Mulligane in Over Holm [of Dalgarnock], John Dalrympel of Waterside, James Maxwell of Tinwald, Mark Gledstains, servitor to the Lady Herries, and William Kirkpatrick called of Cars, to compear and see a new warrant granted to the complainer, or object if they saw cause; and the pursuer appearing by William Herries, indweller in Edinburgh, but none of the defenders, the Lords continue his protection against all hornings and captions at the instance of any of the defenders only until the terms of Lammas next.
[Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1630-1632, 2nd Series, Vol. IV, p. 443]

[51] James Mulligan of Blackmrye
July 9, 1633: [Penpont] Instrument of Sasine taken on a precept of Clare Constat drawn up at Over Knockgray on April 25, 1633, by Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, superior of Blakmyre, in favour of James Mulligan of Blakmyre younger, son and heir of the deceased James Mulligan of Blakmyre for in all and whole the lands of Blakmyre extending to the thirty shilling land of old extent, in the parish of Penpont and sheriffdom of Dumfries. The precept of Clare Constat was witnessed by John McMillan of Brochloch, John Grierson and Robert Neilson servants to the said Sir Robert Grierson. The sasine was witnessed by Thomas Matheson in Tererran, James McCall in Penpont, Robert Smith in Ladywell and David Hunter in Blakmyre.
[Dumfries Register of Sasines (NAS), July 10, 1633, RS22/3/240v]

[52] John Milligane maltman burgess in Dumfries
August 26, 1634: [Dumfries] Resignation of Renunciation and discharge by Herbert Brown in Troston father of Catherine Brown spouse of John McCartney son to Walter McCartney, of letter with consent of Archibald Brown of Craigend for his right, on redemption by payment of 550 merks of the three and half merkland of Auchengray, in favour of Simon Graham merchant burgess of Dumfries and Bessie Williamson spouse of Robert Graham the elder son. At Brigend of Dumfries. Witnesses John Brown elder at Brigend of Dumfries, John Muligane, maltman burgess of Dumfries, Robert Brown son to Herbert Brown in Auchenlaine the said notary and his servitor.
[Dumfries Resister of Sasine, August 27, 1634, Vol. 4, folio 64]

[53] Cuthbert Melligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries
November 28, 1635: [Dumfries] Bond by Cuthbert Melligane, merchant burgess of Dumfries and Barbara Stewart, his spouse, John Johnston called of Templeland and Elizabeth Coupla, his spouse, merchant burgess of Dumfries, for 639 merks and eight shillings.
Dated at Dumfries on October 24, 1635.
[Johnston MSS Vol. 6 (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 82, p. 52]

[54] John Robson merchant in Duncow
March 8, 1636: [Dumfries] Minute of Bond by Archibald & John Maxwell of Cowhill to Robert Robson son to John Robson merchant in Duncow.
Registered in the Sheriff Court Deed Book of Dumfries in 1668.
[Dumfries Sheriff Court Deed Minute Book 1662-1705 (NAS), SC.15/57/1]

[55] James Mulligan of Blakmyre
October 29, 1636: [Penpont] Instrument of Sasine taken on a precept of sasine dated May 6, 1636, by James Mulligan, elder of Blakmyre in favour of James Mulligan of Blakmyre, eldest lawful son of James Mulligan of Blakmyre, and Margaret Douglas “his future wife” who were granted a conjoint infeftment of the thirty shilling land of Blakmyre. At the time the sasine was granted, Margaret Douglas was “wife of” James Mulligan heir apparent of Blakmyre. No Mulligan witness.
[Dumfries Register of Sasines (NAS), Nov. 1, 1636, RS22/4/164v]

[56] James Milligan son of John Milligan of Newton
December 24, 1636: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasines in favour of James Milligane son of John Mulligane of Newton of Little Dempsterton. Before the notary public and witness subscribing, compeared personally a discreet man John Muligane of Newton of Little Dempsterton on the grounds of these lands, with letters of vendition, disposition and alienation, made and given by the said John to James Muligane his lawful son, procreate between him and Euphemia Gardiner his wife, and his heir apparent, of these lands held in feu-ferme by John Muligane, dated December 24, 1636. To give state and sasine of the 7s. 6d. lands of Newton of Little Dempsterton of extent and its pertinents lying in the parish of Dunscore and sheriffdom of Dumfries, to James Muligane his son present and accepting, by the handing over of earth and stone of the ground of these lands into his hands. To be held of the foresaid John his father in free blench ferme by the payment of 1d. Scots at the feast of St. Martins and the feast of Pentecost, if asked for. Reserving to the foresaid John his life rent. So these letters of vendition, disposition and alienation were acted out and given to the said James Muligan by me notary public, of the lands of Little Dempsterton on this day at about 12 O’clock. Witnesses James Smyth indweller in Killilago, Cuthbert Inrrsons? in Newton. Thomas Oliphant notary public.
[Dumfries Register of Sasines (NAS), December 26, 1636, RS22/4/215]

[57] Elizabeth Milligan of Nether Laggan
September 30, 1637: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Muligane, spouse of Thomas Scott in Newtoun, and Janet Muligane, spouse to Thomas Scott in Nether Laggan.
[Dumfries Register of Sasines, vol. 4, folio 278]

[58] James Amiligane of Blakmyre
c. 1638: [Penpont] Discharge of debt by Janet McGachen, widow of Thomas Gordon in Benbrack, with the advice and assent of her father, James McGachen of Dalwhat [in the parish of Glencairn] and John McGachen younger of Dalwhat, her brother, and James Amiligane, feuer of Blakmyre (acting on behalf of Mary, Katharine, Agnes and Jean Gordon, daughters and heirs portioners of the said deceased Thomas Gordon, and of the said Janet McGachen) to John Gordon of Dunjarg, in the parish of Crossmichael, for a certain sum of money repaid by him to her.
[Dumfries Archive Centre, GGD37/1/7/26]

[59] James Milligan of Blakmyre
c.1638 [Penpont] Assignation in favour of John Gordon formerly in Benbrack and now in ‘Borg Cribeche’ by Janet McGachen, James McGachen of Dalwhat, John McGachen younger of Dalwhat his son and James Milligan feuar of Blakmyre for themselves and acting on behalf of Marie, Katherine, Agnes and Jean Gordon (their wives) heirs portioners of deceased Thomas Gordon in Benbrack and Janet McGachen his spouse of the 5 merkland of Dunjarg in the parish of Crossmichael following upon a contract between the late Thomas Gordon in Benbrack and Janet McGachen his spouse and John Gordon dated on November 15, 1614, and a later contract between John Gordon and the said Janet McGachen daughter of the deceased James McGachen of Dalwhat.
[Dumfries Archive Centre, GGD37/1/6/3]

[60] John Mullikin of Newton, Cuthbert Mullikin burgess of Dumfries
January 12, 1639: [Dunscore/Dumfries] Letter of Supplication raised at the instance of John Mullikin in Newtounhead against Cuthbert Mullikin burgess of Dumfries and John Johnston called of Templeland his assignee, craving suspension of letters obtained by the said defenders against the complainer for not paying to the said suspender of 300 merks and infefting the said John Johnston in the 7s. 6d. land of Little Newtoun of Dempsterton. The Lords suspend the letters of horning purchased by the defender.
[Acts and Decreets Vol 506, fol. 261, R. C. Reid (ELD), Vol. 78, p. 9]

[61] John Mulligan in Lean
December 9, 1642: [Dumfries] Testament testamentar and inventory of deceased John Taylor, deacon of wrights, who died 164-[blank], given up partly by himself on December 9, 1642, and partly by John Taylor, his eldest son, and Jean Grierson, his relict. There is the usual inventory of stocks and household goods, followed by the debts owed to and by the deceased. Amongst the list of debts owing to the deceased, money was by due by John Mulligane in Lean, and another John Mulligane (in Dumfries), also mentioned as owing money.
[Dumfries Register of Testaments (ELD), R. C. Reid, Vol. 164, p. 132-133]

[62] Robert, Fergus & William Amuligane in Dempsterton
April 29, 1645: [Dunscore] Retour of Chancery by virtue of a dispensation through the Lords of Council and Session to the effect specially directed below on April 18, 1645. Inquest held at Dumfries. All the men on the inquest are named including a William Mulligane. The inquest declared that the late Fergus Amuligane in Meikle Dempstertoune father of Robert Amuligane there bearer of these presents, died last vest and seized as of fee at peace and faith of our sovereign Lord the King of all and whole the 10/- land of Meikle Dempstertoune of old extent with pertinents formerly possessed by the late William Amuligane father of the said late Fergus, then by the foresaid Fergus and now possessed by the said Robert, lying in the parish of Dunscore and sheriffdom of Dumfries, and that the said Robert is the lawful and nearer heir of the late Fergus his father and his is of lawful age and that the said 10/- land is now valued at 16s Scots as well as the old duties ….. the said lands were once held of the late Thomas Earl of Melrose thereafter the Earl of Haddington and are now held of the King by virtue of the resignation of the ecclesiastical land into his hands …….. the said lands have been in the king’s hands since the death of the late Fergus who in October 1633, through the failure of Robert Amulligane to pursue his right.
[Chancery Retours, NAS C22/18.231]

[63] Robert Milligan in Meikle Dempsterton
April 29, 1645: [Dunscore] Service of Heir in favour Robertus Amuligane in Meikle Demstertoune, haers Fergusii Amuligane ibidem, petris, - in 10 solidatis terrarum exterris de Meikle Dempsteroun antiqui extentus, in parochia de Dunsoir - E 16s 4d. Special Dumfries.
[Service of Heirs (Index), no. 184]

[64] Robert Amuligane in Dempsterton
June 20, 1645: [Dunscore] Crown Precept of Sasine from Chancery to infeft Robert Amuligane as heir to his father the deceased Fergus Amuligane in Meikle Dempsterton in the 10 shilling land of the lands of Meikle Dempsterton formerly possessed by the deceased William Amuligane father of the said Fergus and then by the said Fergus and now by the said Robert, lying in the parish of Dunscore, formerly held in chief of Thomas, Earl of Melrose, and now of the crown by virtue of resignation of Kirklands, which lands had been in the had of the crown for 12 years from the recovery of sasine.
[The Dempstertoun Writs (ELD), R. C. Reid, vol. XI, p. 115]

[65] John & James Milligane of Newtownhead
May 9, 1645: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasine of John Milligane of Dempsterton. In the register’s book the margin has ‘sasine of James Milligane of the 10/- land of Meikill Dempsterton’. By this present public instrument it is clear and known that on May 9, 1645, to me notary public and witnesses subscribing there came a discreet man John Fleming official in the sheriffdom of Dumfries and baillie in that part constitute, having and holding in his hands certain letters of disposition and alienation by the name of John Milligane of Dempsterton dated April 30, 1629, at Croffurd (Crawford) to the following effect … on all and whole the 10/- land of Meikill Dempsterton with house buildings yards tofts crofts of old extent, and pertinents lying in the parish of Dunscore and sheriffdom of Dumfries, with houses buildings yards tofts crofts mosses fields the infield and out field muirs common pastures parts pendicles and pertinents there to belonging … The said John Fleming baillie aforesaid by virtue of the letters of disposition alienation and resignation therein contained, resigned renounced and purely and simply returned the staff, and gave from the foresaid John Milligan his heirs and assignees without reversion redemption and regress on all and whole the said 10/- land of old extent with pertinents lying as above said, along with rights and titles belonging to the said John Milligane which he may have or claim to have to the 10/- land in favour and in virtue to the said James Milligane of Newtownhead his heirs and assignees whomsoever, by the donation of earth and stone. The resignation being made and accepted through the said baillie, the foresaid John Fleyming baillie aforesaid, gave state sasine heritable real actual and corporal possession of all and whole the said 10/- land with pertinents lying as above to the memorable James Milligane there personally present and accepting the same, by donation of earth and stone as is the custom, paying annually one silver penny usual Scots money on the ground of the said lands at the feast of Pentecost if asked for. Upon which all and sundry the foregoing the said James Milligane of Newtonhead took instruments from me notary public. Witnessed by Nicola Grier in Linburn, John Milligane there, Robert McMurdie in Craigie, Robert Smith in Cleriston and the said John Fleyming clerk by the authority of the diocese of Glasgow.
Registered at Edinburgh in the General Register of Sasines on May 26, 1645.
[General Register of Sasine (NAS) RS1/55/29]

[66] Robert Amuligane in Meikle Dempsterton
November 8, 1645: [Dunscore] Instrument of Sasine taken at the hand of John MacBurnie, notary public, narrating that following a crown precept, John Crichton of Crawfordtoun sheriff deputy of Dumfries infeft Robert Amuligane as son and heir of the deceased Fergus Amuligane in Meikle Dempsterton in 10 shilling land of the lands of Meikle Dempsterton in the parish of Dempsterton formerly possessed by the deceased William Amuligane father of the said Fergus and then by the said Fergus, in the hand of the crown for 12 years. Witnessed by James Smyth in Boig, John Smyth his son there, Robert McCubbine of McCubbintoun, Hugh Crichton servitor to the sheriff deptuy and John Fleming in Dumfries.
[The Dempstertoun Writs (ELD), R. C. Reid, vol. XI, p. 116]





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