David's Scottish Ancestry

Peter Easton & Ann Biggar/Bigger

1.Peter Easton -370 was born c. 1764.

Peter married (MRIN:809) Ann Biggar/Bigger -371 on 24 Nov 1785/25 Nov 1785 in , Midlothian or Eckford/Melrose, Roxburgh, Scotland. Ann was born c. 1767.

There are 2 eanteries for an Easton - Biggar/Bigger

room's Name: Peter Easton Bride's Name: Ann Biggar Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1785 Marriage Place: Eckford,Roxburgh,Scotland Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11787-2 System Origin: Scotland-ODM Source Film Number: 1067934 Reference Number:

Groom's Name: Peter Easton Bride's Name: Anne Biggar Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1785 Marriage Place: Melrose,Roxburgh,Scotland Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M10009-1System Origin: Scotland-ODM Source Film Number: 844776 Reference Number;

Ann Biggar/Bigger was born c. 1767.

The name Biggar was taken from the town Biggar in Lanarkskhire, Scotland.

The surname Biggar appears to be occupational in origin. Our research indicates that that it can be associated with the English and Scots, meaning,"one who buys;a purchaser."Although this interpretation is the result of onomastic research , you may find other meanings for the Biggar family name. Many Surnames may have more then one origin.

Possible ancestors are:
    The first proprietor of Biggar, of whom we know anything, was Baldwin, who at first was styled Baldwin Flamingus, but who afterwards, as was the usual custom of the period, took also from his lands the title of Biggar. He was appointed by Malcolm IV., the grandson and successor of David I., to the office of Sheriff of Lanarkshire—the shire of Lanark... He was succeeded by his son Valdeve (Waldeve) , , most likely, was also appointed to the office of Sheriff of Lanarkshire, as this office seems to have continued in the Biggar family for several generations... Nicholas of Biggar, Knight, is mentioned in a deed dated at Lesmahagow in the year 1269, and he appears to have been Sheriff of Lanarkshire in 1273. He died previous to 1292, when the marriage of his wife Mary, and the ward and marriage of his daughters Marjory and Ada, were granted by Edward I. of England to Robert, Bishop of Glasgow. It has been asserted by some writers, that the Lairds of Biggar to whom we have already referred, were a different family from the Flemings who afterwards were proprietors and superiors of this barony. A Fleming, they say, married one of the daughters of Sir Malcolm de Biggar just referred to, and receiving with her the lands of Biggar, became the progenitor of the family who possessed the Biggar estate for some centuries. So far, however, as we can ascertain, this assertion is based entirely on conjecture. - - Biggar and the House of Fleming Chapter XXIII - Historical Sketches of the Fleming Family

      Sir Nicholas Biggar was man who has has brought a sense of pride to one name a man of great importance to the ancient history of many families. The royal bloodline from the sons of Flanders, the ancient kings of Sweden and Denmark the princes of Poland, descendants of Charlemagne and Alfred the great. The mystery itself, lays in which of our ancient ancestors carried our name down through the generations a mystery that most likely will never be solved.

    They had the following children:

    2 F i. Helen Easton-471 was born 19 Mar 1787 in Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland and was christened Date: 1787 in Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland

    EASTON, Helen Christening Gender: Female Birth Date: 19 Mar 1787 Birthplace: , Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland Recorded in: Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland Father: Peter EASTON Mother: Anna BIGGAR

    3< M ii. Thomas Easton-470 was born 21 May 1791 in Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland and was christened 1791 in Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland.

    Thomas Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 21 May 1791 Birthplace: , Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland Recorded in: Galashiels, Selkirk, Scotland Father: Peter EASTON Mother: Ann BIGGAR

    4 M iii. John Easton-458 was born about 1801 in, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

    5 F iv. Anne Easton-469 was born about 1805 in Scotland and was christened 22 Dec 1805 in Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

    EASTON, Anne Christening Gender: Female Christening Date: 22 Dec 1805 Recorded in: Troqueer, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Father Peter EASTON Mother: Anne BIGGAR

    6 M v. Peter Easton -335 was born 1801/1807 and died 31 Dec 1884

Generated from Personal Ancestral file = 17 Oct 2012

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