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George Pott

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George Pott
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 30 May 1778 in Roberton, Selkirkshire, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died before [location unknown]
Profile last modified 2 Jul 2018
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Biography

George of Todrig (d.bef. 1806) son of George and Elizabeth Scott of Galalaw. He is probably the `Mr Pott, junior, Carlenrig' on the subscription list for John Learmont's book of poetry in 1791. He is recorded being `of Ridge' on the 1785-1786 Horse Tax Rolls for Cavers Parish, listed along with his son in 1787 and then alone again in 1788 - 92. He is `George Pott Esqr. Rigg' on the 1797 Horse Tax Rolls, `Rigg' being the lands of Caerlenrig. He was also `Esqr. Rig' in 1797 when he was taxed for having a dog. He was probably the George of Todrig and/or the George of `Rig' (the other being his son) listed as a Commissioner for Roxburghshire in 1805 and 1819 (even although he was deceased by then). He may be the George `of Clanduchrig' (perhaps intended to be Caerlenrig) listed in 1788 among the voters of Roxburgh- shire associated with Sir Francis Eliott of Stobs. In 1778 he married Barbara, daughter of Walter Turnbull of Firth and Dorothea Chisholme; she later married Thomas Knox and was mother of the poet William Knox. Their children (baptised in Lilliesleaf Parish) were: George (b.1779), who probably died young; George (b.1780), who succeeded; Barbara (b.1782), who married Charles Erskine of Shieleld. He was already deceased in 1806 when his daughter Barbara got married. The Mary who married William Aitchison (who later owned Brieryhill) may also have been his daughter. He may have been the same as the heir of Borthwickshiels who was killed by a fall from his horse near Howdenburn. One account suggested he died in 1781.

Sources

  • Scotland Church records and above sources in Notes.


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