David Lauder was christened 5 March 1727 in Eddlestone,
Peebleshire, Scotland, the son of Thomas Lawder and Janet Law. His
occupation was tailor, like his father. He married Mary Smith 6
July 1744 in Newlands, Peebleshire. Mary was most likely the
daughter of William Smith and Agnes Ramadge of Newlands. The
parish register shows: "David
Lauder, taylor and Mary Smith, servant to John Davidson, tenant
in Borland, both in this parish gave up their names &c.
Married July 6th."
David and Mary had the following children:
*1. Janet, christened 21 April 1745 in Newlands; married
Andrew Murdison in about 1780 of Peebles.
Baptism record for Janet Lauder in Newlands: "21 Janet
D. to David Lauder Taylor in Castlelane"
2. James, christened 17 May 1747 in Newlands.
3. Sophia, christened 10 December 1749 in Newlands.
4. Mary, christened 25 April 1756 in Newlands.
SOURCE: IGI, Peebles parish register; Newlands parish
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS LAWDER AND
Thomas and Janet had the following child:
1. Merrein, christened 30
August 1719 in Eddleston.
*2. David, christened 5 March 1727 in Eddleston; married Mary Smith 6 July 1744 in Newlands.
Baptism record for David Lauder in Eddleston: "1727 March 5th
Thomas Lawther Weaver in Norshild had a child baptized called
(David) Stephen Broun & Jo: Hoge Wit.
SOURCE: IGI; Eddleston parish register; Newlands parish
register; Peebles parish register.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
James Lawder was christened 29 May 1671 in Peebles, the son of
John Lawder and Marion Lawrie.
James had the following children:
*1. Thomas, christened 11 January 1691 in Peebles;
married Janet Law 13 June 1718 in Eddlestone.
Baptism record for Thomas Lawder in Peebles" Thomas Lawder son
to James Lawder weaver in Northsfeild was baptized by Mr William
Vaitch parson, witness
Archbald Engles, Robert Murray"
SOURCE: IGI; Eddleston parish register; Peebles parish
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN LAWDER AND
John Lawder was christened 27 May 1638 in Peebles, the son of Richart Lawder and Margaret Dixon. He married Marion Lawrie 6 January 1659 in Peebles.
Marion was christened 12 August 1642 in Eddlestone, the daughter of Adam Lowrie. She is shown as Marion Lawrie at the time of her marriage, Agnes Lawrie at the christening of their son, Johne, just Lawrie at the christening of their son, Alexander, and Marrion at her burial.
Marion died and was buried 18 October 1694 in Peebles.
John died and was buried 30 December 1696 in Peebles.
John and Marion had the following children:
1. Issobelle, christened
30 October 1659 in Peebles; buried 11 February 1667 in Peebles.
2. Alexander, christened 9 July 1662 in Peebles; buried 7 January 1673 in Peebles.
3. Johne, christened 17 August 1664 in Peebles.
4. Agnes, christened 26 January 1667 in Peebles.
5. Robert, christened 18 April 1669 in Peebles; buried 18
February 1673 in Peebles.
6. James, christened 29 May 1671 in Peebles; buried 28
January 1673. .
7. Catrain, christened 24 December 1673 in Peebles.
*8. James, born about
1675 in Peebles.
9. Jen, christened 8 February 1678 in Peebles.
SOURCE: IGI; Peebles parish register;
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; Eddleston parish register;
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Peebles, 1652-1714;
The History of Peeblesshire, William Chambers, 1864; Notes
on Historical References to the Scottish Family of Lauder.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHART LAWDER AND
1. Thomas, christened 8 May 1635 in Peebles, "in
Nebbie". Alexander Lauder was a witness.
*2. John, christened 27 May 1638 in Peebles; married
Marion Lawrie 6 January 1659 in Peebles. Alexander Lauder was also
a witness, possibly Richart's brother.
Baptism record for John Lawder in Peebles: "Upone the 27 of Maij Richart Lawder melor at xxx hole myne had a sone baptist callit Johne witness Alexr Lauder xxx Theshonser John Sodart Smith, Wm Padersone taxman of the mylnes of peblis"
SOURCE: IGI; Peebles parish register; Notes on Historical
References to the Scottish Family of Lauder.
Richart's birth pre-dates the Peebles parish register. There are
references to Lawders in Peebles town records:
"The counsale ordains Sir Johne Allane and Thomas Lauder to enter to the wark the morne, and to begin so far as lyme is reddy or may be performed, and to wirk continewalie while lyme may be had, and failyene of lyme to lay dry werk in all places necessary where the counsale thinks is maist expedient and maist danger." Charters and Documents Relating to the Burgh of Peebles
This agreement is referenced in The Book of the Cross Kirk: "1569,
March 7 - An agreement was drawn up on this day between the
magistrates and two men, viz., Sir John Allan, town clerk, and Thomas
Lauder, mason. These latter undertook to build a wall
round the town within four years. It was to be four ells and a
half high, and three feet and a half broad. The two contractors were to have the profits of
the two mills (corn) and the waulk mill, and land for thirteen
years. They were to begin drawing the profits at the Feast of
the Invention of the Cross called Beltane. The town was to lay
in 200 loads of lime before Pasche (Easter), and 200 loads
annually for four years. The two contractors were to be paid
by the town 200 merks annually during the thirteen years; and
on their part they were to undertake the payment to Stene
Robesoun his annual rent... This is the wall, fragments of
which remain to this day." The Book of the Cross Kirk, A.D.
Thomas is also mentioned at the vesying
of the wappynnis (inspecting of the weapons) on 19 May 1572. He
is shown as "Thomas Lawder, armit". The event is
described in The Book of the Cross Kirk: "1572, May
19 - On this day there was a great wappinschaw of all the
able-bodied men of the town in their armour, and with their
weapons. Also an ordinance that every man was to possess a
spear; and that those who were poor were to be supplied at the
expense of the town." The Book of the Cross Kirk, A.D.
Richart was born in about 1600. Thomas Lauder was born in about 1540, and may be Richart's grandfather.
depositions of the provis beturx Chersholme and Thomsone Alexander Lauder,spousit
(deposition), of the age of xl yeris (40 years) or than by,
sworn and admittit, deponis that Patrik Thomsone and to
William Chersholme on his baxstare within the burgh of Peblis,
in the yere nixt efter the toune wes brynt, that he had him
say that he had sauld him thie oxin and one cow and he suld
warrand him the said nolt sue he wald say he had sould thame
till him, for he had doung thame in our mony nennis herdis
ellis, and keunis na price thanof." Charters and
Documents Relating to the Burgh of Peebles
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