Dictionary of National Biography Volume 23

Dictionary of National Biography Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...1552 (ib. 15461580, p. 693). He was certainly alive in 1559 (ib. 1373), and is said to have survived till 1564. Echard says that he remained a firm catholic, and defended his faith by word and by deed. According to Dempster Grierson wrote: 1. 'De Miseria profitentium fidem et Religionem Catholicam in Scotia.' 2. 'De casu Ordinis sui, et paupertate.' 3. Some letters which are preservedin R. F. Plaudius'shistory of the order. But Echard says that he had searched in vain for these letters, and it is possible that Grierson left no writings. Authorities quoted; Dempster's Hist. Eccl. vii. 619; Quetif and Echard's Scriptores Or'linis i Praedicatorum, ii. 187; Anderson's Scottish Nation, ii. 382. C. L. K. GRIERSON, Sir ROBERT (1655P1733), laird of Lag, persecutor of the covenanters, was descended from an old Dumfriesshire familv which claimed as an ancestor the highland chief Malcolm, lord of Macgregor, the friend and ally of Robert Bruce. The lands of Lag are said to have been bestowed on Gilbert Grierson by Henry, earl of Orkney, in 1408, and in any case the estate was in the possession of the family before the close of that century. Sir Robert Grierson was the great-grandson of Sir William Grierson, who was knighted by King James in 1608, and appointed keeper of the rolls in 1623, and the son of William Grierson of Farquhar by Margaret, daughter of Douglas of Mouswald. The marriage contract is dated June 1654. Grierson's birth may probably be placed in 1055. On 9 April 1669 he was served heir to hiscousin, who had died a minor. Grierson was one of the most strenuous supporters among the lairds of Galloway of the policy of the government against the covenanters. On 8 Feb. 1678 he drew up a bond, which he made all his tenants sign, obliging...show more

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