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Douglas of Timpendean






Timpendean Tower is a 16th century stone rectangular tower house that stands beside an earthwork of earlier but otherwise indeterminate date. Timpendean or Tympenden, was once part of the estate of Bonjedward, owned by the Douglas family).


The lands of Timpendean lying in the territory of Bonjedworth were in 1479 granted by George Douglas with consent of James his son and heir to his son Andrew from whom they descended in lineal succession to William Douglas who held them in 1718.


George Douglas (1406-1513) who had 2 sons, James (of Bonjedward) and Andrew who was given Timpendean in 1479.


pdf logoI am indebted to Sally Douglas who has compiled a history of the Douglases of Timpendean. This can be downloaded as a pdf. (Updated 27th March 2019)




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The Douglases of Timpendean - father to son til the 12th.

Andrew Douglas 1st of Timpendean Inherited 1479  
Archibald Douglas 2nd Married Ann Marshall  
Andrew Douglas 3rd Married Katharine Gladstanes  
Andrew Douglas 4th Married Margaret Turnbull  10 Dec 1562 d: Bef. 1600  
Stephen Douglas 5th Married Jean Halliburton , 20 May 1595  
John Douglas 6th Married Mary Douglas of Bonjedworth d: Bet. 1648 - 1655 
William Douglas 7th Married Alison Turnbull d: Aft. 1663
John Douglas 8th Married Euphan Turnbull, 6 Dec 1679 b: 1656 d: Bet. 1704-1725 
William Douglas 9th Married Jean Rutherford, 12 Feb 1683/84 d 1748 b. 18 Jul 1684 d: Bet. 1727 - 1737
Archibald Douglas 10th Married Helen Bennet, m: 1 Sep 1765 b: 27 Sep 1725  d: 4 Jun 1781 
William  Douglas 11th Marianne Tattershall, 27 Aug 1810 b. 9 Sep 1770
George Douglas 12th Sold Timpendean in 1843 d 1865


•  George Douglas of Cavers was excommunicated for the slaughter of Mr. George Douglas of Tympenden in 1614


Henry Mitchell Sholto DouglasAwaiting transcription   A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain





See also:

a.  Timpendean
b.  Map of the area, 1654
c.  Angus William Sholto Douglas

d.  Surgeon Major Frederick Douglas


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