Pitcarne, twelfth Lord of Pitcairn and Laird of the baronies of
Drongy and Forthar-Ramsay, succeeded Henry before 1528.
on the 21st Feb. of that year, confirmed at Stirling on
the 16th May by King James V wherein William Lumesdale
of Airdree, for a certain sum of money, sold David Pitcarne of
Forthar-Ramsay and Elizabeth Dury his wife two parts of the lands
of Forthar-Ramsay in the barony of Airdree in Fyfe, held by the
said David and Elizabeth as long as they live together, and of
their heirs, whoever they be, and assigns, held under the King in
ward and relief.
Dury was of the ancient and honourable family of Dury of Dury.
George Dury, her brother or kinsman, was Archdeacon of St
Andrews and Abbot of Dunfermline etc.
George Dury was made Abbot of Dunfermline by James V.
Pitcarne, twelfth laird of Pitcarne, was now settled at
latter estate came into the Pitcairns’ possession through his
grandmother, Elizabeth Ramsay, the heiress.
It was situated in the centre of Fife, within an easy
distance of Falkland on the west and Cupar on the east.
It was close to the village of Kingskettle, which belonged
to the Pitcairns. The
estate of Pitcairn was some miles farther south, near Markinch.
Pitcarne now acquired Freuchy by a grant from the King.
Charter on the 29th Sept. 1541 the King granted to
David Pitcairn of Forthar, and Elizabeth Dury his wife, the mills
of Freuchy and the lordship of the mill lands, which lie in the
lordship and county of Fife etc.
David Pitcairne sold a great part of the estate of Forthar-Ramsay
to his son, Mr Robert Pitcarne, who became afterwards Commendator
of Dunfermline, was distinguished in history, and whose life is
given in full later on.
by Mary, Queen of Scots, to David Petcarne of Forthir and his
heirs, of the lands of Dunfield in the shire of Fife, of which the
one part was resigned by John Weymss of Pittencrieff, and the
other by the said David. Reserving
to Elizabeth Dury, wife of the said David, her life rent of
one-half. Dated at
Jedburgh 8th Nov. 1551.
1564 Queen Mary confirmed a charter, granted by “Sir David
Petcarne and other stallarie of the choir and Cathedral of
Glasgow, to Michel Chesholme, of their lands of Kyndally and
others in the territory of Glasgow.
Pitcairn twelfth laird of Pitcarne and of the barony of Forthar-Ramsey,
died ante 10th May 1569, when his will was
proved in Edinburgh.