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Patrik Borthwick   see Family Tree
     1st 18 Nov 1641 to Helen Crawford
     2nd 22 Feb 1659 to Agnes Porteous

Borthwick, Patrick, goldsmith; Helen Crawford 18 Nov 1641  
Buried:  22 Jun 1684 Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland   Borthwick, Patrick, goldsmith; east end kirk 22 Jun 1684


Helen Crawford

Agnes Porteous

CHILDREN with Helen Crawford

1.  George Borthwick bap. 27 Sep 1642

2. Margaret Borthwick bap. 15 Dec 1643

3. Jonet Borthwick bap. 29 Dec 1644

4. John Borthwick bap. 15 Dec 1646

5. Walter Borthwick bap. 24 Feb 1648

6. Helen Borthwick bap. 25 Mar 1649

A Robert Borthwick was witness to the baptism of children, George Borthwick and John Borthwick.  He is probably somehow related to this family.  It was common to have the father's father as witness to the baptism.  The article below indicates the father of Patrik Borthwick was Andrew Borthwick.  The Register of Apprentices for 09 Aug 1625 reads, "Patrick Borthwick, son to Alexander Borthwick of Southraw, with George Crawfurd, goldsmith."


The Edinburgh Godsmiths II; Biographical Information for Freeman.

"Patrick Borthwick was the son of Alexander Borthwick of Sauchnell.  It is possible his mother was Elizabeth Darling.  His siblings included an older brother, Alexander, who was apprenticed to Thomas Galloway, cordiner in 1619 and a younger brother, James, who was booked as an apprentice to Thomas Wilson, litster in 1627.

Patrick B's apprenticeship to George Crawford, goldsmith, was booked on 1 Aug 1625.  He was admitted as a freeman on 23 Feb 1642.

He married twice, the first wife being Helen Crawford, the youngest daughter of his master, whom he married 18 Nov 1641.  They had several children.

Patrick Borthwick was a witness at the baptisms of children of James Symontoun, goldsmith (1663 & 166) and of Alexander Reid, goldsmith (1663 & 1665).

Later he married Ages Porteous, 22 Feb 1659.  She was buried in the Grefriars, 4 Aug 1666.

Patrick served as the Deacon of the incorporation from 1661-63.  He was elected Deacon for another term.  Of them, Thomas Cleghorne (2), George Rolland and John Borthwick became freeman.  Patrick Borthwick made several highly important pieces including a set of communion cups from early in his career.

He died during his second consecutive year in office as deacon and was buried in the Greyfriars, 22 Jan 1684."




Scottish Gold and Silver Work

 By Ian Finlay   pg 86


Roll of Burgesses :  Borthwick (Borchwick), Patrik, B. (muskit), by r. of w. Helene, dr. to George Crawfuird, goldsmyth, B. 16 Feb 1642

Register of Apprentices:  Robertson, Thomas, son to Mr. James R., minister at Cranstoun, with Patrick Borthwick, goldsmith 26 May 1647

Register of Apprentices:  Borthwick, Patrick, son to Alexander B., of Southraw, with George Crawfurd, goldsmith 09 Aug 1625

Register of Apprentices:  Rolland, George, B., goldsmith, s. to John R. in Reith, as p. to Patrick Borthwick, goldsmith, B. ( 25 Jul 1660 ) 08 Sep 1675