Misc

Miscellaneous Pages – Includes *Sasines, Charters, Marriages, Deeds, Privy Council, Charters, etc.

This site will be progressive – transcribed documents will continue to be added. All items in this list have been documented. Diane Baptie, professional researcher in Edinburgh searched and transcribed documents from the National Archives of Scotland. Other on-line sources were used as well, i.e. The Great Seal of Scotland. We have started with Ayr and will continue into Dumfries and Galloway.

The earliest date in Ayr that we were able to find, was 1404 – Makcubeyn, John, Trudonag (Traddunock).

We have been unable to find a link to the McAlpine name, hence King McAlpine. So far, McCubbin DNA donors do not match up with McAlpine DNA donors. The closest ‘Sir’ found was sir Finlay McCubbin, a chaplain at Cumnock.

The McCubbin Family History Association does not support the claim that the McCubbin name evolves from King McAlpine, as some early American sources claim.*Note: Sasine Transfers of property were originally by symbolic delivery, of a handful of earth or a stone on the property itself to the new owner or his attorney in presence of a notary and witnesses, and then registering the deed of conveyance in the local Register of Sasines.

“sir  (with a small s) or monseigneur, was the designation of a Roman Catholic priest,. usually chaplains whose main role was to say prayers for the dead, usually funded by bequests.
It should not be confused with the lay title of Sir” DB

“Kenneth mac Alpin (i.e. son of Alpin) was King of the Scots of Dalriada in 841 and became King of the Picts c. 843. He formed a kingdom known as Alba over which he ruled until 858 Surnames only came into being in the 13th century.”

*Note: Sasine Transfers of property were originally by symbolic delivery, of a handful of earth or a stone on the property itself to the new owner or his attorney in presence of a notary and witnesses, and then registering the deed of conveyance in the local Register of Sasines.

The Miscellany section of our website has the following pages which are linked below. Within each page are toggles to give you more control over how many records fully appear on the page. Simply click a toggle to open or close it.

1400 1500 Ayr
1601 1652 Ayr
1653 1700 Ayr
1701 1800 Ayr
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