John Carruthers Of Brydegill
Mary Carruthers
(Abt 1665-After 1700)
John Bell
William Carruthers Of Guileburn
(Abt 1684-1774)
Mary Bell
(Abt 1696-1729)
John Carruthers Of Guileburn


Family Links

1. Unknown

2. Jean Johnston

John Carruthers Of Guileburn 134

  • Born: Sep 1721, Guileburn, St Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Christened: 19 Sep 1721, St. Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Unknown about 1742
  • Marriage (2): Jean Johnston in 1767
  • Died: Jan 1810, Guileburn, St Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland aged 88

bullet  General Notes:

John was "in Sorrysyke" at the time of Walters birth - 1745 then "in Guileburn" 1746 when next son John was born.

1798 January 31st. John Carruthers Of Guilburn, as heir to William Carruthers of Guilburn his father, seised, Dec 11 1797-in a merkland in Sorrysike and a half merklánd of Guilburn, parish of St Mungo:- on a Particular Contract by the Commissioner of William, Earl of Mansfield, Dec 1797.

RS23/25 Dumfries 1793-1800
Sasine John Carruthers. An edited transcription follows:-
At Dumfries 31st January 1798 between twelve and one o'clock afternoon the sasine after insert was presented ... whereof tenor follows:

Upon the 11th December 1797... In presence of me Notary public and Witnesses subscribing Compeared John Carruthers of GuiIburn and passed with us and James Carruthers, in Middleshaw Bailie in that part... to the lands aftermentioned, having and holding a precept of Clare Constat granted by James Laidlaw clerk to the Signet, and appointed by William, Earl of Mansfield, ... immediate lawfull superior of the lands.., in favour of the said John Carruthers for infefting him as nearest Iawfull heir of the deceast William Carruthers of Guilburn his father in All and Whole the lands aftermentioned, which precept of Clare Constat John Carruthers presented to James Carruthers, Bailie and desired him to proceed to the execution of the office of Bailary thereby committed to him by giving sasine to John Carruthers of the lands…

It clearly appears that the deceased William Carruthers of Guilburn father of John Carruthers now of Guilburn bearer hereof . . . in all and whole a merkland in the Sorrysike sometime possessed by the deceased John Carruthers feuer thereof, and the half merkland of Guilburn, sometime possessed by John Halliday tenant thereof, with houses, biggings, yeards and universal pertinents thereof lying in [2nd page] the parish of St Mungo .... And that John Carruthers is eldest lawfull son and nearest lawfull heir to William Carruthers his father in the lands (there follows the terms by which the lands are held from the Earl)

As also observing and performing the whole other Clauses, Conditions and provisions if any are contained in a contract of feu dated 5th and 14th September and October 1704, entered into between the deceased David, Viscount of Stormount, gt-grandfather to my Constituent on the one part and John Carruthers son of the deceased George Carruthers called of Bridegill feuar thereof, therefore I as Commissioner require you… to pass to the ground of the said lands .... and deliver to John Carruthers as nearest lawfull heir to William Carruthers his father…

of earth and stone of the ground of the said lands… ... William Johnstone and John Mann witnesses to the signing of the Precept.... John Johnstone portioner of Middleshaw and George Wright writer in Lockerbie witnesses to the premises specially called and required…

His will dated 1810 leaves his son William the farm of Guileburn, his household furniture and farming implements valued at Pounds 206.13 shillings.3 pence


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• He owned property on 11 Dec 1797 in Sorrysyke, St Mungo, Dumfries, Scotland. infeft heir to his father in the lands of Sorysyke (Dumfries Reg Sas)


John married Unknown about 1742. (Unknown died about 1755 in Dumfries, Scotland.)


John next married Jean Johnston in 1767. (Jean Johnston was born in 1745 in Dryfesdale, Lockerbie, Dumfries, Scotland.)

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