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Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD117
Title Papers of the Cathcart Family of Carleton and Killochan
Dates 1480-1917
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description Titles to Land:

GD117/1: Auchincruive and Sundrum, 1483
GD117/2-13: Killochan, 1480-1536
GD117/14-39: Carleton, 1496-1540
GD117/40-47: Carleton and Killochan, 1540-1556
GD117/48-54: Pinmore etc. , 1531-1596
GD117/55-66: Carleton and Killochan, 1560-1577
GD117/67-81: Camregan, 1530-1596
GD117/82-125: Carleton and Killochan, 1587-1690
GD117/126-134: Knockbain and Moaks, 1670-1695
GD117/135-139: Carleton and Killochan, 1702-1704
GD117/140-165: Miscellaneous papers, 1619-1917


The collection comprises, besides a few miscellaneous papers, the title-deeds of the lands of Carleton and Killochan, both in Carrick, from 1480 to 1703, under the owners listed below. Two early charters remain in the possession of the family:

(i) [1323] July 26 Charter by Robert I, confirming charter of Edward Bruce to John of Carlton [Carleton] of lands of Dalmakeren; printed in National Manuscripts of Scotland, II/16. Photocopy and facsimile in RH1/1/1.

(ii) 1386, June 28 Charter by John, earl of Carric [Carrick], to Alan of Cathkert [Cathcart], Kt., of lands of deceased Sir Duncan Walays [Wallace], Kt., his uncle, in earldom of Carric, lordship of Kyle, transcript and facsimile in RH1/2/1.

Killochan (from 1480)
Hew Cathcart, 3rd son of Alan, 1st Lord Cathcart, who married Katherine Kennedy. He is on record as Hew Cathkert of Kilyochane [Killochan] in 1478 (R.M.S. ii. 1370). Robert Cathcart, 2nd son of John, 2nd Lord Cathcart, who married Margaret, elder daughter and co-heiress of Allan Cathcart of Carleton (who died 1510). He was killed at Flodden, 1513. Robert Cathcart, his elder son, who married Elizabeth Corrie and died probably in 1560.

Carleton (from 1496)
Allan Cathcart, son and heir of Sir John Cathcart of Carleton, who died 1510. Margaret and Sibyl Cathcart, his daughters, who each inherited half of the lands and barony. Margaret married (1) the first-named Robert Cathcart above, (2) Hew Campbell, son and heir of Robert Campbell of Kilmanach. Sibyl married (1) John Cathcart of Glendowis, Robert's younger brother, who also fell at Flodden, (2) Gilbert Kennedy. Margaret's son Robert inherited her half of Carleton and he and his posterity were thereafter styled "of Carleton", though they resided at Killochan.

Carleton and Killochan (from 1540)
Robert Cathcart of Carleton, who married Elizabeth Corrie and died about 1560. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Helen Wallace, completed the house of Killochan, and died 1612. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Rebecca Lokhart [Lockhart] and died 1633. Mr. Hew Cathcart, Tutor of Carleton, his second son. Hew Cathcart of Carleton, grandson of the above John, who married Grizel Agnew and died 1677. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Annabella Maxwell, without issue, and died 1679. Hew Cathcart, second son of the above Hew, who succeeded his brother, was created a baronet 1703, and married Anne Broun [Brown], with issue. He resigned all his lands to the Crown for re-grant, being resolved "to alter and change the holding", and the series of titles concludes with his new charter of 29 March 1703.

Camregan (1530-1578)
Duncan Dalrymple of Laich, who married Katherine Kennedy. Jonet Dalrymple, their daughter. William Dalrymple of Laich, her brother, under reversion. The above Jonet and John Hume, her second husband, conjunctly. John Cathcart of Carleton (died 1612) and Rebecca Lokhart [Lockhart], his wife, (daughter of the above Jonet by her first marriage), conjunctly. John Cathcart, younger of Carleton (died 1633).

Autographs
Autograph signatures occurring in the collection, besides those of most of the above owners and of many of their sons and various Carrick lairds signing as witnesses, include the following:
Hew, 1st Earl of Eglinton (42)
John, 2nd Lord Cathcart (5, 9)
Alan, 3rd Lord Cathcart (13)
John, 2nd Lord Bargany (154)
Sir George MacKenzie [McKenzie] of Rosehaugh, King's Advocate (123)
Robert Douglas, bishop of Dunblane (124)
Mr Gilbert Kennedy, minister of Girvan, who was deprived of his charge in 1662 (104, 148).
Level Fonds
Admin history Killochan (from 1480)
Hew Cathcart, 3rd son of Alan, 1st Lord Cathcart, who married Katherine Kennedy. He is on record as Hew Cathkert of Kilyochane [Killochan] in 1478 (R.M.S. ii. 1370). Robert Cathcart, 2nd son of John, 2nd Lord Cathcart, who married Margaret, elder daughter and co-heiress of Allan Cathcart of Carleton (who died 1510). He was killed at Flodden, 1513. Robert Cathcart, his elder son, who married Elizabeth Corrie and died probably in 1560.
Carleton (from 1496)
Allan Cathcart, son and heir of Sir John Cathcart of Carleton, who died 1510. Margaret and Sibyl Cathcart, his daughters, who each inherited half of the lands and barony. Margaret married (1) the first-named Robert Cathcart above, (2) Hew Campbell, son and heir of Robert Campbell of Kilmanach. Sibyl married (1) John Cathcart of Glendowis, Robert's younger brother, who also fell at Flodden, (2) Gilbert Kennedy. Margaret's son Robert inherited her half of Carleton and he and his posterity were thereafter styled "of Carleton", though they resided at Killochan.

Carleton and Killochan (from 1540)
Robert Cathcart of Carleton, who married Elizabeth Corrie and died about 1560. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Helen Wallace, completed the house of Killochan, and died 1612. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Rebecca Lokhart [Lockhart] and died 1633. Mr. Hew Cathcart, Tutor of Carleton, his second son. Hew Cathcart of Carleton, grandson of the above John, who married Grizel Agnew and died 1677. John Cathcart of Carleton, his eldest son, who married Annabella Maxwell, without issue, and died 1679. Hew Cathcart, second son of the above Hew, who succeeded his brother, was created a baronet 1703, and married Anne Broun [Brown], with issue. He resigned all his lands to the Crown for re-grant, being resolved "to alter and change the holding", and the series of titles concludes with his new charter of 29 March 1703.

Camregan (1530-1578)
Duncan Dalrymple of Laich, who married Katherine Kennedy. Jonet Dalrymple, their daughter. William Dalrymple of Laich, her brother, under reversion. The above Jonet and John Hume, her second husband, conjunctly. John Cathcart of Carleton (died 1612) and Rebecca Lokhart [Lockhart], his wife, (daughter of the above Jonet by her first marriage), conjunctly. John Cathcart, younger of Carleton (died 1633).
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