Name: David Renton
Change Date: 20 APR 2006
The oldest and most important offshoot of the Renton family were the Rentons of Lamberton, who acquired the property from the Hepburns of Hailes in the early part of the sixteenth century, in the person of David Renton, whose daughter Susan in 1543 married Andrew Haig, twelfth Baron of Bemersyde, and in favour of whose son, John Renton, the lands of Billy Castle ? the ruins of which are still to be seen ? appertaining to the Priory of St. Bathan?s, were conveyed by the Prioress in 1557.
A Petition to Pope Innocent VIII signed in the presence of Henry Congleton and others in January 1491, craved absolution for numerous people during the 'recent troubles' in Scotland and also refers to the Battle of Sauchieburn (11 June 1488) . Amongst those named is... David Renton [of Billie & Lamberton].
The early line of the Renton family is said to have ended in an heiress who married Ellem of Ellemsford, but a branch of the family had acquired the lands of Billy and thereafter the estates of Lamberton.
- John Renton b: ABT 1543
- Text: The Rentons of Renton, William Renton, 8pp
Pub 19th Century?