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Sir Vedast Grierson
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Birth: 1415
Dumfries, Scotland
Death: 1487
Dumfries, Scotland

Sir Vedast Grierson, 3rd Lord of Lag.
Born: 1415 in Lag, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Died: 1487 at Lag, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Father: Gilbert Grierson.
Mother: Isabella DeKirkpatrick.

Spouse: Margaret Glendonwyn.
Married: 1438 in Scotland.

Vedast Grierson was the 3rd Lord of Lag. The eldest son, he built Lag Tower in 1460. He also got sasine of Bordlands (1465), charter of Glencairn (1467), sasine of Windiehill (1468), and charter of Rocail (1473) from Duke of Albany, and charter of Drumjoan (1475) from the King. The inventory of Rockhall writs includes the following: "Imprimis, a Precept by Isobell Kirkpatrick, Lady Rockhall, for infefting (((Infeft = Land-holding in Scotland was feudal, i.e. there was an overlord or superior and his vassal. Each time land changed hands, permission had to be obtained from the superior in the form of a 'precept' (letter). The letter was then shown to the 'bailie' (official) of the particular lands who then gave title to the new owner. This took place on the actual property, where the new owner was given a handful of earth and stone or if in a burgh, took hold of the handle of the door and thereby became 'infeft' or 'seised' in the property. An instrument of Sasine was then recorded in the Register of the county in which the land lay.))) Vedast Grierson, her son, in the lands of Rockhall, dated 4th May 1468." The Tower is just east of the town of Dunscore, the churchyard of which served as the ancient burying ground for the Griersons, including the infamous Laird of Lag.
The churchyard where the "Laird of Lag" is buried is not the graveyard at Dunscore. He is buried at the "Old Dunscore Graveyard," several miles southeast of Dunscore.
The name Vedast cognate with the Old French "Vaast", as in Bishop Saint Vaast of Arras - one of the two Bishops who instructed Clovis in the Christian faith. 
Family links: 
  Gilbert Grierson (1397 - 1444)
  Isabella DeKirkpatrick Grierson (1397 - 1472)
  Margaret Glendonwyn Grierson (1422 - 1443)*
  Roger Grierson (1439 - 1488)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Dunscore Cemetery
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Created by: Delbert Bauer
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60662181

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