Thomas Douglas of Stanypath

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Thomas Douglas of Stanypath, minister of Balmerino in 1578, with Logie in his charge to 1589; Presented to the vicarage by James VI 21st March 1580-1;

Was assaulted coming from his church on Sunday 10th May 1584, to the loss of blood, by John Forrest, brother to the laird of that Ilk; and was nearly assassinated on 22nd June 1603 in Edinburgh by Walter Grahane, who struck him 'twa straikis upone the heid begind the right lug' to the effusion of blood in great quantity. His assailant was sentenced to be 'securit fra the Castel hill to the Nether Bow, and his richt hand to be strcken af at the Nether Bow' and to be banished.

On 10th March 1619 Douglas was charged before the Justiciary Court of being art and part in the slaughter of Thomas Crichtoun of Boddamcraig, between Balmerino and Cupar on 13th Feb. of that year, but the case was not proceeded with.

He married Maria Kinnear, and had issue - James of Ardit, served heir to his father 14th August 1634; Jean (marriage contract 29 September and 2nd October 1615, David Kinnear of that Ilk)

He died 2nd April 1634.



See also :
Mr Thomas Douglas, minister of Balmerino (pdf)
 Douglas of Stoneypath


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