Lawder Ancestors FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
DAVID LAUDER AND
MARY SMITH

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. 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.
 

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 register.
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS LAWDER AND
JANET LAW


Thomas Lawder was christened 11 January 1691 in Peebles, Peebleshire, the son of James Lawder. Thomas was a weaver at the time of his son's birth, and a tailor at the time of his death. He married Janet Law 13 June 1718 in Eddleston. Janet was christened 3 May 1696 in Peebles, the daughter of James Law and Beatrix Russell. Thomas died and was buried 23 October 1786 in Peebles.

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.
 

SOURCE: IGI; Eddleston parish register; Newlands parish register; Peebles parish register.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES LAWDER


 

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.
 

2. Aganes, christened 1 February 1693 in Peebles.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Eddleston parish register; Peebles parish register
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN LAWDER AND
MARION LAWRIE


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 Lowrie 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.


 
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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHART LAWDER AND
MARGARET DIXON

Richart Lawder married Mergrat Diksone (Margaret Dixon) 10 November 1633 in Peebles. Richart and Margaret had the following children:

 

1. Thomas, christened 8 May 1635 in Peebles.
 

*2. John, christened 27 May 1638 in Peebles; married Marion Lawrie 6 January 1659 in Peebles.
 

 

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. 1560-1690.

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. 1560-1690

Richart was born in about 1600. Thomas Lauder was born in about 1540, and may be Richart's grandfather.


Another Lauder is found in earlier records, in a deposition on 27 May 1555:

"The 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


This makes Alexander Lauder born in about 1515, and of an age to be Thomas Lauder's father.


SOURCES: Charters and Documents Relating to the Burgh of Peebles; The Book of the Cross Kirk, A.C. 1560-1690



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