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Sir William Grierson
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Birth: 1550
Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Jan. 21, 1629
Dumfries, Scotland

Sir William Grierson, 9th Lord of Lag.
Born: 1550/1567-1575 in Rock, Capenoch, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Died: 21 Jan 1629 at Lag, Dumfriesshire, Lord of Lag, Scotland. He was shot and killed. From this time on the family called themselves Grier or Greer instead of Grierson.
He was invested as a Knight by James VI in 1608.
He fought in the Battle of Dryfe Sands in 1593, escaped only by the fleetness of his horse.
Sir William was Commissioner to Parliament for Dumfriesshire 1617, 1621 and 1625, Sheriff of Dumfies 1615, 1617, and 1621 plus one of the Commissioners for the Borders in 1623. He built or rebuilt the house of Rockhall, giving it in liferent to his wife Nicolas, daughter of John Maxwell and his wife Agnes, whom he married in 1593.

Father: Roger Grierson.
Mother: Helen Douglas.

Spouse: Nichola Maxwell.
Married: 09 May 1593 at Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 
Family links: 
  Roger Grierson (1529 - 1593)
  Helen Douglas Grierson (1530 - 1578)
  Nichola Maxwell Grierson (1578 - 1605)*
  James Greer (1604 - 1666)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Dunscore Cemetery
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Plot: Buried 17 Feb 1629
Created by: Delbert Bauer
Record added: Oct 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60558217
Sir William Grierson
Added by: Delbert Bauer
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This is my 10th great grandfather as well. I am trying to learn more about my family.
- Brandy Lea Cooke Hawks
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
Rest in Peace My 10th Great Grandfather
- Joy Ivy Meador
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Rest in peace 9th great-grandfather.
- Lorna Greer
 Added: May. 14, 2014
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