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Sir Gilbert Grierson
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Birth: 1353
Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Apr. 9, 1425
Dumfries, Scotland

Sir Gilbert Grierson, 1st Lord of Lag.
Born: 1353 in Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
Died: 09 Apr 1425 at Lag, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.
He was buried in Old Dunscore Cemetery, Dumfries-shire, Scotland. Gilbert MacGregor was also known as Gilbert Grierson, received charter to Lag Castle, December 1408. Ancestor of Griersons of Lag and Arde as well as of the Griers and Greers. Gilbert seems to have been the "Gilbrid" who led a migration from Glenorchy into Dumfriesshire in latter part of the 14th century. The birth date shown is actually his christening date. He was the second son of Malcolm MacGregor, he took the name "Grierson" in accordance with charter granted before 1400, by George de Dunbar, Earl of March, conveying lands of Netherholm (2 km SW of Amisfield Tower), and Dalgarnock (just west of Dunscore) to him and his heirs male to be called by the surname Grierson. In 1400, the Earl also granted charter to the lands of Airde, Tyrcrome, and Overholm in the Barony of Tybris for his many good deeds to the Earl. On 6 December 1408, Gilbert got from his cousin Henry Saint Clair, Earl of Orkney, charter to Lands of Lag lying in the Brokenbarony, among the monk lands of the Monastery of Montrose, giving yearly a pair of gilt spurs at the Castle of Dumfries as blench farm. On 17 May 1410, he got charter for lands of Drumjoan from Archibald, Earl of Douglas for being his armor bearer.

Father: Malcolm MacGregor.
Mother: Mary Macalpin.

Spouse: Janet Glendening.
Married: 1380 in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Family links: 
  Malcolm Dominus MacGregor (1300 - 1374)
  Mary Mac Alpin MacGregor (1340 - ____)
  Janet Glendening Grierson (1363 - 1400)*
  Gilbert Grierson (1397 - 1444)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Dunscore Cemetery
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Created by: Delbert Bauer
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60667589
Sir Gilbert Grierson
Added by: Delbert Bauer
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Gilbert's father was Duncan, of Irish descent and not from the MacGregors. DNA evidence now clearly shows the MacGregor claim to be a concoction. Gilbert shared his ancestory with other names that featured in the various Chaters of the early 1400s. Griers...(Read more)
- Mike Grierson
 Added: Sep. 24, 2015
My 19th Great-Grandfather
- In My Father's House
 Added: Sep. 9, 2015
A direct paternal great grandfather. RIP
- Brandy Greer
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
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