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John Lockhart

Male - 1614


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  • Name John Lockhart 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1614  [1, 2
    Person ID I25761  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2020 

    Father Alexander Lockhart 
    Mother Margaret Kennedy 
    Family ID F15433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion Cunningham,   d. Jan 1623, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1595  Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Janet Lockhart,   d. Bef 17 Apr 1672
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F15432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In 1595 in the church at Stewarton a marriage contract was signed between John Lockhart and Marion Cunningham, daughter of the late William Cunningham of Aiket and his wife Helen Colquhoun. Their eldest son was born in 1598 (he was the only son by 1614) followed be two daughters, Margaret and Janet. John Lockhart, for many years the town's commissioner at Parliament, acquired a taste for living in style, and when he died the furnishings of his house were valued at 800 pounds, plus 500 pounds worth of silver work. With his connections in high places (in his will the Earl of Dunfermline and Lord Abercorn were asked to be patrons 'of his poor wife and bairns and to see them not oppressed or wronged') John Lockhart had ambitions to be more than a minor Ayrshire laird. For centuries his kinsmen the Lockharts of Bar had been a powerful family at Galston but in 1609 their fortunes had declined, the last laird, George Lockhart and his wife living in rented rooms in Ayr and unable to pay the thirteen merks owing to the schoolmaster for teaching their two sons and daughter in 1606. In 1610 John Lockhart purchased their lands and the tower of Bar and henceforth was known as the Laird of Bar, a title that carried far more authority in Ayrshire than 'John Lockhart of Boghall.'" [Ayr and Its People, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    2. [S3863] Ayr and Its People, from 1428 to the Time Of Burns by Joseph D. Shearer. 2004.