FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JAMES LAW AND
BEATRIX RUSSELL

James Law married Beatrix Russell 3 December 1691 in Peebles, Peebleshire, Scotland. Beatrix was christened 23 October 1667 in Peebles, Peebleshire, the daughter of Adam Russell and Janet Horth.


James
        Law marriage

Marriage record for James Law and Beatrix Russell in Peebles:
"The 3 of December 1691  James Law marchen (merchant) was upon Beatris Russell maried"


James is mentioned in Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Peebles, 1652-1714:

6 October, 1710.
The counsell electis, for the gildrie counsell, this ensewing year: James Gildrie Neillsone, Robert Forrester, younger, James Tueedie, Thomas Hope, James counsdl - Greive, and James Law, for the merchantis; James Hope, for the shoemakeris; John Murray, for the wrightis; James Wyllie, for the weaveris; Thomas Smith, for the smithis; William Renuick, for the couparis; and William Brotherstaines, for the flesheouris; John Jonkisone, dean of guild bailie.


Only those admitted to a guild could trade as a merchant in the town: "In Scotland it was necessary to join a guild of craftsmen or merchants and then gain a burgess ticket as a freeman of the burgh. The rolls listed those admitted as a burgess and entitled to vote in local elections." (https://www.genguide.co.uk/source/guilds-freedoms-amp-freemens-or-burgess-rolls-including-scotland/58/)


James and Beatrix had the following children:
 

1. Hendri, christened 4 September 1692 in Peebles.
 

2. Adame, christened 15 April 1694 in Peebles. James was shown as a "marchen burges in Peebles". A burgess was a freeman of the borough.
 

*3. Janet, christened 3 May 1696 in Peebles; married Thomas Lawder 13 June 1718 in Eddlestone, Peebleshire.

Janet Law baptism 

Baptism record for Janet Law in Peebles: "James Law marchen in Pebles had a daughter baptised called Jenet. Witness John Wilson marchen Stifan Thomson"

4. Archbald, christened 12 September 1697 in Peebles.
 

5. Aganes, christened 5 November 1699 in Peebles.
 

6. James, christened 29 March 1702 in Peebles.
 

7. Jennet, christened 18 February 1704 in Peebles.
 

8. David, christened 13 December 1705 in Peebles.
 

9. James, christened 15 January 1707 in Peebles.
 

10. John, christened 10 November 1708 in Peebles.
 

11. Beattie, (female) christened 3 September 1710 in Peebles.
 

12. Thomas, christened 31 January 1712 in Peebles.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI;Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Peebles, 1652-1714; Peebles parish register on ScotlandsPeople.
 
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS LAW AND
ELIZABETH ANDERSONE


James Law was born in about 1670 of Peebles. The only Law family having children in the right time period were Thomas Law and Elizabeth Andersone, so they are the most likely parents for James. Thomas was christened 19 August 1629 in Peebles, the son of Johne Law. Thomas married Elizabeth Andersone 9 August 1666 in Peebles. In the marriage record he is listed as Thomas Law alias Tounfoote.


Thomas Law marriage

Marriage record for Thomas Law and Elizaabeth Andersone in Peebles:
"August 9th 1666  Thomas Law allias Tounfoote in Edstollen was upon Elizabeth Andersone married"



Elizabeth (Bessie) was christened 29 April 1636 in Peebles, the daughter of James Andersone.


Thomas died and was buried 5 October 1688 in Peebles. 


Thomas
        Law burial

Burial record for Thomas Law in Peebles:
"Thomas Law dweller in Nodhones was bouried"

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:


1. Issobell, christened 25 August 1667 in Peebles (daughter of Thomas Law alias Tounfoote).


2. Andrew, christened 8 March 1668 in Peebles.


*3. James, born in about 1671 of Peebles; married Beatrix Russell 3 December 1691 in Peebles.


4. John, christened 17 April 1670 in Peebles (son of Thomas Law alias Tounfoote).


5. Ellizabath, christened 16 October 1671 in Peebles; buried 15 November 1671 in Peebles.


6. John, christened 16 October 1671 in Peebles.


7. Andrew, buried 15 September 1672 in Peebles.


SOURCE: Peebles parish register on ScotlandsPeople.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHNE LAW 

John Law was born in about 1600 of Peebles.


John died and was buried 15 June 1649 in Peebles.

John Law
        burial

Burial record of Johne Law in Peebles:
"Upone the 15 of Junij Johne Law in Edstone was buried"


John had the following children:


1. Johne, christened 14 October 1627 in Peebles.


*2. Thomas, christened 19 August 1629 in Peebles; married Elizabeth Anderson 9 August 1666 in Peebles.

Thomas Law baptism

Baptism record for Thomas Law in Peebles: Upone the 19 of August Johne Law in Edstonn had a sone baptist called Thomas. Witnesses Thomas Nobill in Hepphold John Locbis hunrtermd
Thomas Wilsone of Grenefeild Wm Lyne in ___"


3. Mergrat, christened 8 December 1631 in Peebles.


4. Williame, christened 6 March 1634 in Peebles.


5. Issobell, christened 30 March 1636 in Peebles.


6. Johne, christened 21 December 1638 in Peebles.


7. James, christened 29 October 1641 in Peebles.


8. Agnes, christened 6 March 1644 in Peebles.


9. Alexander, christened 23 May 1646 in Peebles.



SOURCE: Peebles parish register on ScotlandsPeople




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