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Henry Primrose (1490 - 1576)

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Henry Primrose
Born in Culross, Fife, Scotlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Culross, Fifeshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Scotlandmap
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The name: Primrose is coming from the lands of primrose in the parish of Dunfermline. It has been suggested that it originally came from the old British, "prenn rhos: meaning 'tree of the moor'. The Primroses were well settled in Fife, and particulary around the Abbey of Culross. Henry Primrose, who was believed to be born abt 1490, had four sons and one daughter. [1]
Henry Primrose was born 1490 in Culross, Fife, Scotland, and died April 1576 in Scotland He married Unknown Primrose abt 1509 in Culross, Fifeshire, Scotland Children of Henry Primrose and Mrs Henry Primrose are [2]
  1. David Primerose, b. 1520, Culross, Fife, Scotland169, d. 1574, Culross, Fife, Scotland he married Janet Blaw (Bleau)
Henry Primrose (b 1490) is mentioned in the Culross charters of 1543 onwards (Reg. Mag. Sig. 8.12.1586) and Rets. and Decreets lxiii 379; Privy Council Register vol.4 p 350; Protocol Book of James Primrose of Newlands) . He had at least 4 sons and possibly also James of Newlands clerk of Culross and Peter of Burnbrae who died 1584 (Edinburgh Testaments).[3]


  1. Source: Richard Lee White Family of Morehead Primrose Webclans Primrose
  2. Source: KY:Information about Henry
  3. quote from: Genealogy Wise Primrose family Scotland A. Macbeth Mitchell


  • This person was created through the import of 12102010.ged on 20 December 2010.

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