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Richard Bannatyne

Male - 1605


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  • Name Richard Bannatyne  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Sep 1605  [2
    Person ID I27425  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2020 

    Father Richard Bannatyne 
    Family ID F15435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was clerk to the Scottish religious reformer John Knox, and compiled Memorials of Transactions in Scotland from 1569 to 1573, considered an important source for events in Scotland during those years. He also organized and preserved John Knox's papers after Knox's death. In the latter thirty years of his life he worked as clerk to Samuel Cockburn, a lawyer, whom he appointed (along with his brother James Bannatyne, a merchant of Ayr) joint executor of his will.

      Joseph D. Shearer (citation details below) says "He seems to have spent his last days in Ayr since he is mentioned in 1597 with his brother James, a merchant, in connection with the Bannatyne land on the Burrowfield."

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

    2. [S154] The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1915.