A look at the barony of Hanyng, parish of Galston, in 1593.
The following make-up of the what was, at one time, called the barony of Hanyng is taken from the REGISTER OF THE GREAT SEAL OF SCOTLAND, Vol. 5 (1580 - 1593), page 812, Number 2341, dated 20 January 1594:
(N.B.: The Ross's of Hanyng--during their 'tenure' which continued until about 1630--could have been holding other lands which were no part of the barony of Hanyng. I am thinking, for instance, of the 1/8 part of the Galston moors and the 1/4 part of Lefnock moors.--W.F.)
1. " Lands of Hanyng". (When Marion Hamilton, lady of Hanyng died, about Apr. 30, 1611, it was said that she had been the liferenter of the tower of Hanyng: Did "lands of Hanyng" include this tower? In 1665, I found the statement that the tower and its fotalices were being ordained as the principal messuage........Were the so-called "mains of Hanyng" a part of "lands of Hanyng"?--W.F.)
2. "Lands of Paroche". (These lands were northeast of the principal messuage at Hanyng.--which itself was very near the Cessnock river, on the east side in Galston parish. I think some editors have made a mistake when they combine numbers 1 and 2 into "lands of Hanyng-Parish".--W.F.)
3. "Lands of Ovir-Lone". (Below, one reads that Mossyde was a pendicle of Overlone: I think the location of Mossyde was west of the Cessnock river, in the parish of Riccarton (!?)......In 1665, a note which I made says that one William Ross "occupied", and that Gilbert and John Gaudies, Agnes Gabie were "living" on Hilhead, land which was a part of Overlone, its buildings and pertinents.--W.F.)
4. "Lands of Nether-Lone". (A note I made says in 1665 these land--with the buildings and pertinents--were "occupied" by John Anderson and Hugh Wilson.--W.F.)
5. "Lands of Bruce-roddingis".
6. "Lands of Wraithis". (A note I made says that in 1665 these lands--with their buildings and pertinents--were "occupied" by James Patoun and John Speir.--W.F.)
"......with their fortalices, mills, woods, fishereries--extended at 20 librates, of ancient extent, in the baillary of Kyle Stewart, Co. Ayr......"--("Extended at 20 librates".-- I know that a "new extension" later placed the barony of Hayning at 100 pounds.--W.F.)
This entry (No. 2341) says that these lands had not been entered by anyone holding them since February 1540, up to the decease of John Ross on 23 January 1592. Action upon this point was taken on March 10, 1592 by David Makgill (the King's advocate) and by Robert Ross of Thornton - against George Ross - the present holder of these lands. Also named are the following interested occupants of the lands:
James Ross, Junior
James Ross, Senior
William Schaw, Junior
William Schaw, Senior
By 25 April 1593, an 'appreciation' had been made which totaled 38950 librates 5 solidatas 6 denarius. The annual rent on 2000 mercatas of profits came from the following:
1. Lands of Hanyng within the Ward: 30 bolls meal, 14 bolls bear
2. Hanyng without the Ward: 38 bolls meal, 38 bolls bear
3. Gawines-fauld ALIAS "Nemochis-fauld" (a pendicle of Hanyng): 6 firlots meal
4. Brigend ALIAS "Wobsteris-maling" (a pendicle of Hanyng): one boll bear
5. Urisbank (a pendicle of Hanyng): 3 bolls meal
6. Wodsyde (a pendicle of Hanyng): 5 bolls 2 firlots meal
7. The meadows of Hanyng, viz. Dubbis-medow, Paroche-medow and Langboig: 10 bolls bear
8. Lands of Paroche: 10 firlots meal
9. Five-merk lands of Ovir-Lone, with the pendicles of Mossyde and Clauchraif: 71 bolls meal
10. Quhithill (a pendicle of Hanyng): 6 bolls meal, 2 bolls bear
11. The mill of Hanyng called the "Craig-mylnes": 23 bolls meal
12. The Toun-end of Nethir-Lone: 6 bolls bear
--"ALL of THE ABOVE LANDS, 6 bolls 'multur-beir', 40 merks 'silvir-maill', 15 dozen 'maill-foullis' (except the Mains within the Ward), the cutting and ploughing of 24 acres, with 48 harvest-days (money value, including arriage, carriage and service, 40 merks)".
--"The gardens of Hanyng, 20 pounds from 1540 to 1566, and 50 merks from 1565 to 1592".
--"Grassum and entires for the whole period, 5000 merks".
--"Profits of the woods of Hanyng ( viz. Hanyng-wod, Dummysdaill, Urisbankis, Craiginconner, Dowbank, Milnbank, Garrochmurebank, and the trees growing on the banks of the streams) for the whole period, 3000 merks.
--"Prices from 1540 to 1566: meal 20s; bear 26s 8d. per boll; fowls 13s 4d per dozen. Prices from 1565 to 1592: meal 3 pounds; bear 5 merks per boll; fowls 26s 8d per dozen".
Second look at the old barony of Hanyng--thanks to a 1665 charter
REGISTER OF THE GREAT SEAL OF SCOTLAND. Vol XI (1660 - 1668), page 422, No. 842. Dated November 24, 1665.--"Charter granting to Sir George Campbell of Cesnock, junior, knight, and Dame Anne McMorane, his wife, and the survivor, in conjuct fee and liferent, and the heirs male of their bodies, whom failing, the heirs male of the Sir George, by any other lawful marriage, whom also failing, the heirs male of the body of Sir Hugh Campbell, senior of Cesnock, his father, whom all failing, the heirs successors and assignees whomsoever of the said Sir George in fee":
I.--Lands of the barony of Hayning Ros.."in THE PARISH OF RICARDTOUN, bailiary of Kylstuart, and sheriffdom of Air".
N.B.: In the original entry, No. 842, at the end of I, II., III and IV, is this statement: "All formerly united into the barony of Cesnock, ordaining the tower and fortalice of Cesnock to be the principal messuage; one sasine to be sufficient." I do not know which particular land of the following was named in the precept as the place where sasine for all the lands named was to be actually granted. --W.F.
--A. Lands otherwise called "Bruce Reddings":
-------1. The lands of Whythill, occupied by John Allan
-------2. The lands of Mossyde, occupied by William Hodge
-------3. The lands of Hil-house, occupied byThomas Loudon
--B. Lands of Wreathes occupied by James Patoun and John Speir
--C. The Lands of Hilhead occupied by William Rosse.
--Which lands (A, B, and C) are part of the lands of Over Loane.
--D. The lands of Over Loane, occupied by Gilbert and John Gaudies and Agnes Gebie.
--E. That part of the lands of Nether Loane occupied by John Andersone and Hugh Wilsone
WITH THEIR BUILDINGS AND PERTINENTS.
ll.--AND, ALSO, "....granting to Dame Anne McMorane, wife of Sir George Campbell, in liferent, in default of heirs male to her and the said Sir George who should succeed to the estates of Cesnock and other provided to them, and also failing daughters having right of provision...."
1. That part of the lands and barony of Cesnock now called the merk land of Garskeith, occupied by Gavin Dunlop,
2. The mill of Cesnock commonly called the mill of Garskeith, with mill-lands, buildings and pertinents, being part of the lands of barony of Cesnock.
"Also granting to the said Sir George and his heirs as in the above."
lll.--The lands of Galstoun, containing:
-----A. The lands of Coithill
-----B. The town and lands of Allantoun, with mill and mill-lands thereof
----C. Priestland with mill, etc.
----D. The lands of Bankhous, Windiehill, Nether Dellay, Burnehouse, Spanzalbankes
----E. The lands called the "milne-lands", with woods, and "the Bankes" thereof, Gallisholmes, Hoill, Drumdorchie, Laidyeard, Derpurdhill
----F. The town and lands of Cesnock, with tower, fortalice, and manor - place, mills, woods and pertinents
----G. Airdis, with mill, etc.
----H. The lands of Cesnock with woods and "the Bankes" thereof
----I. Galdisholmes with pertinents, etc
"IN the parish of Galstoun and Riccardtoune, respectively (sic)".
IV.--"The 40s. lands of old extent of Galstoun, with tower, fortalice and manor-place, patronage of the chapel and chaplainry of Galstoun, and bailie's privileges of setting marches on the moor of Galstoun, and visiting the cattle thereon, and power to the said Sir George of receiving and uplifting all escheats of the said animals; also the land of Lentyne, extending to a 5 pound land of old extent with pertinents and tenants, etc., in the parish of Galstoun; the moors of Galstoun and Cesnock, with all their pendicles within the bounds thereof, with the privilege of two common fairs and public markets of all goods, etc., at the church of Galstoun, yearly one on 30th June for four days, and the other on 18th November for four days, with all customs, etc.; the superiority and right of property in the person of James Hamiltoun of Evandaill of the eight merk lands of Tullochis in the parish of Galstoun; the 2 merk lands of Burntwood, in the parish of Riccardtoun."
PART TWO: One sasine was to be sufficient; All (sic) were "..in the bailiary of Kylstuart, and formerly united into the barony of Hayningros, ordaining the tower and fortalice of Hayningros to be the principal messuage..."........"ALL" is the word used for refering to "....the remainder of the lands of the barony of Hayningros which, hitherto, have not been provided for the said Sir George and his wife, in conjunct fee, which barony includes......:
1. All the lands of Hayning parish (sic). (N.B.: I think this has been edited incorrectly: I believe the lands of Hayning - and - the lands of Paroch were two--separate, apart from each other.--W. F.)
2. The lands of Ovir Lone
3. The lands of Nether Lone
4. The lands of Bruce Reddings
5. The lands of Wreathes
with the grain mill of Hayning called Craigmilne, and mill-lands, the tower, and fortalice, etc., extending to a 20-pound land of old extent, with the eighth of the muir of Galstoun, and the quarter of the commontie of Cesnock, as pertinents of the same.
PART III. "ALL of old extent, with pertinents in the lordship of Kyles-muire and sheriffdom of Air; also the teinds, vicarage and parsonage of all the following with pertinents, provided in conjunct fee, liferent and fee, and the patronage of the parish of Galstoun": --
1. The 40s. lands of Nether Whythauch, occupied sometime by the late George Campbell and William Campbell
2. The 18s. lands of Over Auchmilling, occupied by James Reid and John Sawer.
3. The 10s. lands of Croftheads, in Auchinannoch, sometime occuped by George Browne.
4. The 30s lands in Auchinbrainie, sometime occupied by George Nicholl and George Bowman.
5. The 14s. lands in Auchinbranie, sometime occupied by Thomas Michell
6. The 13s. 4d. lands of Barbaith, occupied by Richard Campbell
7. The 15s. lands of Auchinannoch
8. The 13s. 4d lands of Boghead in Baaremuire, sometime occupied by Hugh Campbell
9. The 10s lands in Carlieth, sometime occupied by James Paton
10. The 6s. 2d lands of Logane, sometime occupied by the late John Sym
RESERVING to the said Sir Hugh, senior of Cesnock, the franktenement or liferent of all the above, together with the vicarage and parsonage teinds (except the Mains and others foresaid, specially provided for Sir George and his wife, and those lands provided for Dame Anne McMorrane in liferent, on the condition that there be no male issue of the marriage nor daughters to receive tochers from the said estate); provided nevertheless that until the condition foresaid anent Dame Anne's liferent of the above provided for her in default of children takes effect, the said Sir Huigh shall possess them, and he shall have power to burden all the above (except the said lands) with the principal sum of 30,000 pounds, and of granting securities thereon--so long as the said lands are not burdened after the death of the said Sir Hugh; also giving him power to set tacks, etc., thereon, and cutdown and dispose of the trees on the estate."
WHICH LANDS etc., were resigned by the foresaid Sir Hugh for new infeftment in favaour of the above.
"RENDERING therefor yearly the above, for Hayningros, etc., one pair of white spurs, or 4d. in lieu thereof; and for Cesnock, etc.,the duties and services used and wont, together with the remaining duties as more particularly mentioned in the charter, extending in all to 30 pounds; entry of heirs taxed at duplicand; and giving three suits at the three head courts of Mauchline; and for the teinds, etc., of the lands in the parish of Riccardtoun, formerly belonging to James, Earl of Abercorne, 12d., with 4 pounds 13s. 4d. as the proportional part of the duties for the lands in the said parish wont to be paid by the said Earl for the erected lordship of Pasely; and relieving the said Earl of minister's stipends, etc.; and for the patronage of the churches of Galstoun, foremerly belonging to Lord Couchran--1d. blench."
Witnesses' names not engrossed.
Re: Mike of Brisbane's reply to "Second look...etc...."
Mike of Brisbane: This is in reponse to your query regarding Margaret Wallace, Dame of Hanyng.
REGISTER of the GREAT SEAL of SCOTLAND. Volume V (1580 - 1593), page 792, footnote number "1".--This footnote names the men who served on an assize which was dated January 18, 1592. Although I have alphabetized their names, the original order of their signing is indicated by the number at the beginning of each name. Only the last two men were designated by saying they lived "in" such and such a place. However, the only thing of real importance to us are the names of those who were associated in this action, the point being that the Ross's of Hanyng in 1592 most certainly knew some of the Wallace's.
(9) John Craufurd younger of Craufurdland
(10) George Dunbar of Barmure
(1) John Foullartoun of Dreghorne
(12) John Mure of Spittelside
(8) Martin Mure of Middiltoun
(4) GEORGE ROSS of Hanyng
(3) John Schaw of Sornebeg
(5) John Stewart of Halrig
(13) Adam Wallace of Balhous (sic; ?Hilhous?)
(15) Adam Wallace in Blakhous
(11) John Wallace of Auchinweit
(14) John Wallace in Monktounhill
(2) Robert Wallace younger of Carnell
(7) William Wallace of Barnweill
(6) William Wallace of Brighous
REGISTRUM MAGNI SIGILLI REGUM SCOTORUM. Volume VII (1609 - 1620), page 579. Entry Number 1606. Dated March 11, 1617. Apud Edinburgum.
--"REX.....confirmavit cartam Henrici Steuart de Barskymming, --(qua,--pro impletione contractus matrimonialis inter se, Jonetam Reid sponsam suam et Adamum S. ipsorum filium et heredem apparentem ab una, et Margaretam Wallace dominam Hayning, coronatorem Davidem Boyde de Tuyirgill tunc ejus sponsum, Mariam Ros filiam dicte Mar., D. Jo. Wallace de Cairnhill militem, M. Math. Ros de Hayning et Rob. Ros de Thorntoun, ab altera partibus, de data apud Kilmarnok et Mauchline, 23 et 4 Sept. 1610,--cum consensu dicte Jonete, concessit dictis ADAMO STEWART, et MARIE ROS ejus future sponse, in ejus pura virginitate,--9 solidat. terrarum vocat. Millerland de Stairquhat alias Barskymming antiqui extentus, cum molendino, astrictis multuris &c., in Kyle-regis, vic. de Air:--TENEND. dictis Adamo et Mar. in conjuncta infeodatione, et heredibus inter eos legitime procreandis, quibus deficientibu, heredibus et assignatis dicti Ad. quibuscunque, de rege:--cum precepto sasine:--SALVA dictis Hen. et Jon. libertate scindendi et conservandi silvas durantibus ipsorum vitis:--TEST. M. Petro Prymroise ministro de Mauchline, Martino Mure de Middiltoun, Davide Durie de Garpall, Roberto Aickine notario:--presentibus scriptis per Hugonem Powar notarium in Kilmarnok:--Apud Mauchline, 2--Oct. 1610.)"
Mike: Even though my two years of High School Latin classes date from 1940 and 1941, I am going to try to tell you what the above says:
1. In 1617, the King who is at Edinburg, consents to a charter which had been drawn up by the notary, Hugh Power, on Sept. 23 at Kilmarnok and Sept. 24, 1610 at Mauchline.
2. It is a marriage contract between two parties:
FIRST PARTY consists of Henry Stewart of Barskimming and his wife Jonet Reid, their son Adam Stewart who is the heir apparent of said Henry.
SECOND PARTY consists of Margaret Wallace, Dame of Hanyng who is now the wife of David Boyd of Tuyirgill; Mariam (sic; she is later referred to as "Marie") Ross who is the daughter of said Dame Margaret and of her former husband John Wallace of Cairnhill, a knight; Matthew Ross of Hanyng; Robert Ross of Thornton.
3. Henry Stewart of Barskimming and his wife Jonet concede-- TO -- the said Adam Stewart and to the said Marie Ross who is to become his bride and who is in her "pure virginity", the 9 solidat land called Millerland of Stairquhat, alias, Barskimming of "antique extent" with its mills, farm land, etc. lying in Kyle Regis., County Ayr.
4. This land is enfeoffed to both Adam and Marie, conjointly, and to their heirs legitimately procreated; if these are deficient (there are no heirs so procreated), then the land of Millerland may be assigned to whomsoever by the said Adam.
5. Henry and his wife Jonet reserve a portion for the remainder of their lives.
6. This marritage was completed in Mauchline on Oct. 2, 1610.
Mike: We now have sufficient facts to enable us to draw up a time line:
(1) Marie Ross, the bride to be, was probably born about 1592; making her mother Dame Maraget Wallace of Hanyng born about 1574. And the next question becomes who was Dame Hanyng's husband?
(2). For a long time I placed her as the wife of George Ross, the son of John Ross and Mariota Stewart, and who was born about 1550 or before. HOWEVER, with your information that she married (2) Colonel David Boyd and had further issue, it is a pretty safe bet that Dame Margaret was the wife of the son of George Ross, Junior, of Hanyng and who was the grandson of John Ross and Mariota Stewart! Previously, I had no reason to think that George Ross, Junior ( he died about 1597) had ever been married -- BUT -- that is in error, as I now believe.
(2). The party of the second part included her two uncles, (1) Matthew Ross of Haning who became possessor of the barony in 1597, following his nephew, George, who died about 1597, and (2) Dr. Robert Ross of Thornton who is known to have established Portavo on the Ards peninsula in County Down, Ireland.....This Matthew Ross had a grandson, George Ross, who held Quintin Castle further south on Ards, and had descendants living in that area until after 1800.