John Pitcairn's eldest daughter, married John Auchmuty
On the 30th
May 1580, the marriage was solemnised between Elizabeth,
legitimate daughter of John Pitcairn of Forthar, to John Auchmotle
or Auchmuty. She had
for her marriage portion the lands of Easter Fairny with the Manor
David Balfour of Banedone, Thomas Ballingall of Riggs.
was cousin to Elizabeth, his mother was a Pitcairn.
Pitcairn’s husband John Auchmotie, became Groom of the Privy
Chamber 19th Oct. 1588.
July 18, at Westminster, there was a grant with survivorship to
John Auchmotie, Groom of the Bed-chamber, and Isobelle, his wife a
pension of £500 per annum for their lives, on surrender of a
pension of £200, and all perquisites by John Auchmotie, and of a
pension of £100 by James Acumotie, son of Elizabeth Pitcairn.
10 at Greenwich in 1623 Secretary Conway writes to the Lord
Treasurer, that the King wishes for a Patent passing to Alexander
Auchmutie, Groom of the Privy Chamber, of a pension of £200 a
year resigned to him by Sir James Balfour.
Alexander was Elizabeth Pitcairn’s second son. He
is mentioned again 1621 30th Aug at Edinburgh in a
letter of the Earl of Dunfermline to Robert Abercrombie who
requests that “he would deliver the letters enclosed in his, to
the Ambassador of Venice, Alexander and John Auchmutie and other
friends at Court.”
Auchmutie, their mother, died before her sons were at Court, as
her will is in the Edinburgh Testaments of 4th June
1590. She is called therein, “Elizabeth Pitcairn, sometime spouse
to John Auchmotie of Ester Farney in Fife this estate was given by
her father on her marriage.”