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Rev. Henry Livingston

Male Abt 1560 - 1624  (~ 64 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. Henry Livingston was born about 1560 (son of Henry Livingston and Margaret Forrester); died between 14 Jun 1624 and 26 Aug 1624.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 24 Jun 1624
    • Alternate death: Bef 26 Aug 1624
    • Alternate death: Abt 26 Aug 1624

    Notes:

    M.A. St. Andrews, 1583. Inaugurated 15 Oct 1587 minister of St. Ninian's, Stirlingshire. Elected 7 Apr 1607 Moderator of the Synod of Perth.

    On 9 Apr 1588 he was ordered by the Synod of Stirling and Dunblane to defend his baptism of John Murray of Touchadam's illegitimate child before Murray had performed the required public penitence. The Rev. Livingston appeared along Duncan Narne of Lokishill and together they explained that Livingston had baptized the baby out of fear of Murray's retaliation. Being a minister in sixteenth-century Scotland had its dangers, as indicated here and in the following:

    "On 26 March 1595, Mr Henry reported the promising results of his intermediation in a blood feud between the Sinclairs and the Stirlings of Keir. When Mr Henry was elected Moderator of the Synod of Perth against the wishes of James VI/I, the king's agent Sir David Murray, Lord Scone, later Viscount Henry Stormont, violently disrupted Mr Henry's service. For his disobedience, the Privy Council placed Mr Henry under house arrest in Stirling. [...] Mr Henry continued to disobey the king, signing the Protestation for the Liberties of the Kirk on 27 June 1617." [Adrian Benjamin Burke, citation details below]

    Henry married Agnes Gray about 1584. Agnes (daughter of Alexander Gray and Helen Little) was born about 1563; died after 4 Feb 1591 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Helen Livingston was born about 1585; died after 15 Aug 1633.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry Livingston was born about 1495 in of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland; died between 22 Jan 1579 and 5 Nov 1581.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 22 Jan 1579
    • Alternate death: Abt 5 Nov 1581

    Notes:

    Parish clerk of Falkirk in 1539. Provost of Stirling 1553-55. In the view of Adrian Benjamin Burke (citation details below), he was probably the son and heir of William Livingston, earlier parish clerk of Falkirk, and possibly a descendant of the Livingstons of Callendar. Through his fourth son Sir John Livingston, who was knighted in 1606 and was still alive in 1610, he was an ancestor of the Earls of Newburgh.

    "Henry Livingston was elected Provost of Stirling in succession to John Craigengelt of that Ilk, at Michaelmas 1553. His predecessor had been in office several times, and seems to have taken offence at being passed over on this occasion, for the town council's choice of Livingston created a fierce feud between the Laird of Craigengelt and his supporters and the Livingstons, which culminated in a collision between the two parties in Stirling on 21 August 1555. The Livingstons were the victors in the fight, and they celebrated their victory in a cruel and barbarous manner by cutting off the left arms of John Craigengelt and his eldest son. For this outrage the Livingstons were summoned to stand their trial. On 26 November 1555 Mr. Alexander Livingston of Dunipace found William, Lord Livingston, as surety for their entry at the next justice-ayre of Stirling, to underlie the law for art and part in the mutilation of the Craigengelts, and on 8 January 1555-56 Henry Livingston in Falkirk, with William and Thomas, his sons, and his three servants, found the Laird of Dunipace caution for their appearance to answer the same charge. The result of the trial, if it took place, is not recorded, but the minutes of Stirling Town Council show that the feud continued, and another outbreak became so imminent that the Queen Regent addressed a letter to the council, advising them, in view of the Michaelmas election in 1556, to choose one of their own 'honest nychtbouris' as Provost, and 'on na wiss' to elect either Livingston or Craigengelt, or any of the partakers in their feud. This well-meant advice received but scant attention, for another 'outlandman,' Robert Forrester of Calziemuck, was chosen Provost, and John Craigengelt one of the councillors. By and by, however, the feud died out, both Craigengelt and Livingston being members of the council in 1560, while the former was again elected Provost in 1564. Along with his son, John Livingston of Abercorn, Henry Livingston appeared before the Privy Council on 7 September 1570, in circumstances which point to a suspicion on the part of the Regent Lennox that they were sympathisers with Queen Mary. Henry was alive in 1575, his name occurring in a deed (written in his 'hospitium' in Stirling, and dated 13 August of that year) relating to Mr. Thomas Livingston, rector of Carnocht and Eriok, probably his son." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    Henry married Margaret Forrester between 4 Dec 1540 and 22 May 1550. Margaret (daughter of James Forrester and Elizabeth Erskine) was born between 1518 and 1520 in Stirlingshire, Scotland; died after 22 Jan 1580 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret Forrester was born between 1518 and 1520 in Stirlingshire, Scotland (daughter of James Forrester and Elizabeth Erskine); died after 22 Jan 1580 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
    Children:
    1. 1. Rev. Henry Livingston was born about 1560; died between 14 Jun 1624 and 26 Aug 1624.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  James Forrester was born before 17 Sep 1489 in of Torwood, Falkirk, Scotland (son of Walter Forrester and Agnes Graham); died between 7 Oct 1532 and 21 May 1536.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 Sep 1489

    Notes:

    Knighted before February 1513. Provost of Stirling, 1529-30.

    James married Elizabeth Erskine about 1510. Elizabeth (daughter of Robert Erskine and Isabella Campbell) was born about 1492; died before 1 Sep 1532. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 7.  Elizabeth Erskine was born about 1492 (daughter of Robert Erskine and Isabella Campbell); died before 1 Sep 1532.
    Children:
    1. 3. Margaret Forrester was born between 1518 and 1520 in Stirlingshire, Scotland; died after 22 Jan 1580 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Walter Forrester was born about 1460 in of Torwood and Garden, Stirlingshire, Scotland (son of Duncan Forrester and Margaret Forsythe); died between 8 Feb 1527 and 27 May 1528.

    Walter married Agnes Graham before 1489. Agnes (daughter of William Graham and Helen Douglas) was born about 1468; died after 17 Sep 1489. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Agnes Graham was born about 1468 (daughter of William Graham and Helen Douglas); died after 17 Sep 1489.
    Children:
    1. 6. James Forrester was born before 17 Sep 1489 in of Torwood, Falkirk, Scotland; died between 7 Oct 1532 and 21 May 1536.

  3. 14.  Robert Erskine (son of Alexander Erskine and Christian Crichton); died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.

    Notes:

    4th Lord Erskine. De jure Earl of Mar. Killed at the battle of Flodden Field.

    Robert married Isabella Campbell in 1485. Isabella (daughter of George Campbell and (Unknown) Kennedy) was born about 1469; died after 14 Dec 1518. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Isabella Campbell was born about 1469 (daughter of George Campbell and (Unknown) Kennedy); died after 14 Dec 1518.
    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Erskine was born about 1492; died before 1 Sep 1532.