Pitcairn cared much for his second son, Robert.
In the old charter granting him lands, on the 24th
November 1581 he expresses the love he had for him.
Mr John Pitcairn of Forthar, for the love
he had to his lawful son, Robert Pitcairn, and that he might
live honourably, gave sasine to the said Robert of the lands of
Dounfield in Fife, with the tower fortalice and manor, mill an
lands thereof to himself (Mr John Pitcairn) and Agnes Aytoun his
wife. Witnesses were
Patrick Pitcairn and others.
death of his father in 1593 Robert Pitcairn came into his
inheritance, and on the 28th July 1598 his mother died.
Her will was confirmed at Kettle, and she is called Agnes
Ayttoun, Lady Elder of Forfar.
probably bought back the lands of Dounfield from his brother
Robert, in exchange for the lands of Easter Gelet, which he sold
to him the year before. Robert
Pitcairn then went to live at Easter Gelet near Dunfermline (which
now belongs to the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine.
married and had two sons, Henry and Thomas, who were witnesses to
a deed Dec. 6th 1625 where they are called sons of the
late Robert Pitcairn of Dounfield.