David Crawford

David Crawford (1520 - abt. 1600)

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David "of Kerse" Crawford
Born in Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married before in Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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Died about in Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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David Crawford of Kerse was born 1520 at Auchinleck, East Ayrshire, Scotland. He passed away about 1600.

About David Crawford of Kerse. See The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or United States by Gary Boyd Roberts, page 50.

DAVID CRAWFORD OF KERSE. David Crawford of Kerse was killed in a street brawl in Edinburgh on 19 January 1594-95 [Robert Chalmers, FRSE., FSA (Scot)., Domestic Annals of Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution (W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh, MDCCCLVIII), Volume I, pp. 258-59] (https://archive.org/stream/domesticannalsof01chamiala#page/258/mode/1up)

_________________________________________________ EXTRACT FROM PUBLISHED EVIDENCE 19 January 1594-95: A great street-combat was this day fought in Edinburgh. The Earl of Montrose, head of the house of Graham, was of grave years-towards fifty: this astute noble was so entirely under the sway of the feelings of the age, as to deem it necessary and proper that he should revenge the death of John Graham upon its author, under circumstances similar to those which attended that slaughter. On its being known that the earl was coming with his son and retinue to Edinburgh, Sandilands the murderer of that John Graham was strongly recommended by some of his friends to withdraw from the town, 'because the earl was then over great a party against him. instead he sent for friends, and convokit them to Edinburgh, upon plain purpose rather first to invade the said earl than to be invadit by him, and took the opportunity baith of time and place within Edinburgh, and made a furious onset on the earl [at the Salt Tron in the High Street], with guns and swords in great number. The earl, with his eldest son, defendit manfully, till at last Sir James was dung [driven down] on his back, shot and hurt in divers parts of his body and head, [and] straitly invadit to have been slain out of hand, gif he had not been fortunately succoured by the prowess of a gentleman callit Captain Lockhart. The magistrates of the town, with fencible weapons, separatit the parties for that time; and the greatest skaith Sir James gat on his party, for he himself was left for dead, and a cousin-german of his, callit Crawford of Kerse, was slain, and mony hurt [Robert Chalmers, FRSE., FSA (Scot)., Domestic Annals of Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution (W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh, MDCCCLVIII), Volume I, pp. 258-59] (https://archive.org/stream/domesticannalsof01chamiala#page/258/mode/1up)

David Crawford, 5th of Kerse1 M, #674044, d. 19 January 1596 Last Edited=6 Dec 2016 Consanguinity Index=0.8%

David Crawford, 5th of Kerse was the son of David Crawford, 4th of Kerse and Catherine Hamilton.1 He married Johanna Fleming, daughter of Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord Fleming and Janet Stewart, before November 1567.2 He died on 19 January 1596.1 He was also known as David Craufurd of Kerse.2 Child of David Crawford, 5th of Kerse and Johanna Fleming

Margaret Crawford+1 Citations

[S6286] Clan MacFarlane and associated clans genealogy, online http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info. Hereinafter cited as Clan MacFarlane. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.


  • David Crawford of Kerse.


  • Domestic annals of Scotland, from the reformation to the revolution.


  • Auchinleck.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. is a village five miles south-east of Mauchline, and two miles north-west of Cumnock in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Surrounding the village is Auchinleck Estate, centred on Auchinleck House, past home of the lawyer, diarist and biographer James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck. [3]

  • The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that Kingdom. ... By George Crawfurd, Esq;.


  • Kerse Castle, East Ayrshire.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [5]

  • The Scottish Nation.

Crawford. [6]

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