James Calderwood

James Calderwood

East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 1750 (aged 49–50)
Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 73226635 · View Source
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History of our Calderwood line: From the lands of Calderwood in the parish of Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The family were seated at Calderwood at a remote period. The last of the family were three brothers and a sister; and the former, having quarreled with the priest of the parish, fled to the Earl of Cassilis for protection, who gave them the farms of Peacockbank, and Moss-side, in the parish of Stewarton, and the Forty acre lands in Kyle. These three brothers were the ancestors of the present families of Calderwood. The sister remained in Kilbride, married a Maxwell, and became possessed of her father's estate.
Source: The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames by Clifford Stanley Sims

Peacockbank Farm, Scotland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barony_of_Peacockbank

Calderwood, James, of Scottish descent, with Margaret, his wife, c. from Londonderry, Ireland, and settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire (at that point in time named Nutfield, New Hampshire), in Nov 1725; buying 30 acres of land there from James Rogers.

His wife was Margaret (last name possibly Longmuir). Together they had 3 children: Jane Calderwood (1723-1802), John Calderwood Sr. (1725 – 1808) and Robert Calderwood (1727 – 1750). None of the children will be buried in this cemetery.

Jane Calderwood died on Vinalhaven, unmarried.
Robert Calderwood, in 1777, bought land from Joshua Lamb in Onslow, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, when Joshua Lamb returned to the U.S. to aid in the American Revolution. Robert Calderwood married in Onslow and had 2 children. Will update when I find out more....
See link below on John Calderwood.

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  • Added: 11 Jul 2011
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