Alexander Pitcairn, eldest son of William
Pitcairn of that Ilk, succeeded his father in Forthar.
Their estates of Pitcairn was now lost to the chiefs of the
House of Pitcairn, as it had been sold by William Pitcairn of that
Ilk, in 1650, to John Pitcairn of Unstoun, his uncle.
Alexander of that Ilk married, 1665,
Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Patrick Threipland, Baronet, of
Fingask, and his wife Euphame, daughter of John Conqueror of
Alexander Pitcairn of Forthar died ante
June 1722, for in the Falkland Registers it says, on that date Mrs
Margaret Pitcairn , lawful daughter to the deceased Alexander
Pitcairn of Forthar, and John Coll, Falkland, now in the Collidge
Church paroch in Edinburgh, gave up their names for proclamation.
The nephew of Margaret Pitcairn (nee
Threipland) and granson of Sir Patrick Threipland was Dr Stewart
Threipland, who afterward became Sir Stewart Threipland, third
Baronet of Fingask. The
estate of Fingask had been forfeited in the Jacobite rising of
1715, also the estate of Pitcairn.
Sir Stuart bought back Fingask from the creditors of the
York Building Company, who had bought the forfeited estate in
1720, and a friend of the Pitcairn family bought back Pitcairn for
them at the same time.
2883 18 June 1690 Discharge by James
Wilkie in Kennoway to Alexander Pitcairn of tht Ilk, of £100
Scots. At Kennoway,
18 June 1690. Witnesses
James Archibald, merchant in Kennoway, and David Thomson there.
[The Lang Charters]