Douglas of Hawthornden
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is thought that the
John of Strabock was dead by 1366 (but see below) . His son, William was 1st of Hawthornden.
From the Antiquities of Scotland (?1789): Hawthornden, with several
other considerable estates in the neighbourhood were granted by
charter from Helen Abernethy to Sir William Douglas of Strabock, her
nephew; and that charter is confirmed by charter in the posession of
the present proprietor, granted to the said Sir William Douglas by
King Robert II, in the 17th year of his reign (1388). In this
charter of confirmation, the fore-names Helen Abernethy is designed
daughter and one of the neices of Sir Lawrence Abernethy of
Hawthornden (second son of Sir William Abernethy of Salton)
(Comment: Not sure how she can be both daughter and neice!)
Sir John Drummond, the poet's father, who was second son of Sir
Robert Drummond of Carnock, bought Hawthornden, in the year 1598,
from the heirs of Douglas of Strathbrock, a family which, with many
other fair andopulent possessions, had held Hawthornden for more
than two centuries.
1433 - Sir William Douglas of Hawthornden described as 'the
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