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Hector Douglas of Ardoch

 

 

 

 

 

In his Will, William Douglas of Hawick bequeaths to Hector Douglas a 19 year tack of Ardoch.

Hector Douglas in Ardoch cannot be placed in the Drumlanrig pedigree.

In 1564 he obtained a grant of the echeat of John McCurty in Kier. In 1578 he acted as bailie to a sasine at Sanquhar. He is probably the same Hector Douglas whose natural son John Douglas received a Crown feu of the ecclesiastical lands of Glencairn in 1590. He was dead by 1603 when his son with consent of Elizabeth Bynnie his wife sold these lands and the manse to John Brown minister of Glencairn and Sarah Hope his wife, Drumlanrig and Mr John Douglas of Arcland being consenting parties. It is possible he went by the soubriquet of Reid Eckie (red headed Hector) as a Hector Douglas son of Reid Eckie along with John Douglas called the Traitor were denounced rebels for fire rasing in 1595.

Hector Douglas in Ardoch must not be confused with Hector Douglas in Thornhill dead by 1608, whose natural son Hector Douglas received letters of legitimisation that year, he appears to have been related through Jane Douglas wife of John Kirkpatrick in Laucht, to Archibald Douglas of Carranhill, who may be the fenar of the 40/- lands of Thornhill who had a natural son Mr. John Douglas.

 

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