Anne Grier: Birth: 1633.
Note: ck, Northumberland, 5th son of Sir William Grier. Succeded his brother, John in Capenoch. In a discharge, dated 1630, James signs Grier and brother Alexander signs Grierson. Died 1666. Married Mary, daughter of the Rev. John Browne, M. A., of Glencairn, first minister after the Reformation; and widow of Thomas Grier of Bargarg Tower, Dumfriesshire. John Grierson of Bargarg married Grizel, daughter of of Robert Kirkpatrick of Closeburn by his wife Grizel, daughter of Sir William Baillie of Lannington, M. P., by Grizel his wife, daughter of Sir Claud Hamilton of Elieston, brother of James, 1st Earl of Abercorn, ancestor of the Duke of Abercorn." ("Printed Pedigree Chart of 1888," as seen in Edinburg, Scotland and a copy made from this same chart as obtained from Lois Temple.)
"Sir James Grier, son of Sir William and Nichola (Maxwell) Grierson was designated as of The Rock and Copenoch, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was born circa 1604; died in 1666. In 1626, he married Mary Browne, daughter of the Reverend John Browne of Glencairn, and was, at the time of this marriage, the widow of Thomas Greer, of Barjang Tower of the same county. From this Sir James Grier, originated the several Greer branches known as of Tullylagen, Grange and Sea Park. Many of these accepted the Quaker faith and removed to Ireland. The known children of Sir James amd Mary (Brown) Grier, three: i. James Greer ... . ii. Henry Greer ... . iii. Ann Greer ... ." (From a lithographed Family Chart prepared by Thomas Greer, of Ireland, in 1855 as given in GREGOR, MacGREGOR, MacGHEE, MAGRUDER, GRIERSON, GRIER, GREER --- A HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE ABOVE FAMILIES AND MANY OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1954, compiled by Robert M. Torrence, A.B., F.G.S.P., F.I.A.G., 110 Edgevale Road Baltimore 10, Maryland, page 41.)
"Sir James Grierson removed to Cumberland and changed his surname to Grier. On 6 August 1630 [Lag Charter #214], James Greirsone (NOT SIR), brother of Sir Robert Greirsone of Lag, witnessed his brother Lancelot Greirsone's sasine to Dalskairth." (William Greer, Illinois.)
Note: "Sir James Greer, Knt., of Capenoch, Dumfriesshire and Rock Hall, Alnwi
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