Pitcairne, Archdeacon of Brechin, was Lady Lindsay’s brother,
and Stowther was the old family place of the Lindsays.
Archdeacon of Brechin. Charter
by Mr David Petcarne, Archdeacon of
Brehin, to his nephew, James Ramsay, son and heir of the late John
Ramsay of Downfield etc 1514-5
Thomas Pitcairn a witness.
Pitcarne, Archdeacon of Brechin, was brother to Henry Pitcarne,
eleventh laird of that Ilk, and also brother to Lady Lindsay and
to Elizabeth Pitcarne, who married John Ramsay.
gave to his nephew James Ramsay, son and heir of the late John
Ramsay of Downfield, of the half of the lands of Downfield in the
shire of Fife. Dated
2nd Jan. 1515. Thomas
Pitcarne was a witness.
Pitcarne is mentioned as witness to many charters at Brechin and
1526 at Perth, Mr David Pitcarne, Archdean of Brechin, and John
Petcarne, are witnesses to a charter granted to William, Lord
Ruthven, and Christian Forbes his spouse, of the lands of Wester
Pitlour and Auchnary in Fifeshire.
Confirmed by the king 20th Aug. 1526 etc.