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The Cuthbert Family of Castlehill, Inverness, Scotland
Clann Mac Sheorais

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. The Origin Of The Name Cuthbert
  3. The Cuthberts of Castlehill, Inverness
    1. The Cuthbert Predecessors of Castlehill
    2. George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill
    3. John Cuthbert, 2nd of Castlehill
    4. William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill
    5. Unknown Cuthbert, 4th of Castlehill
    6. George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill
    7. John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill
    8. William Cuthbert, 8th of Castlehill
    9. John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill
      1. The Hon. Capt. James Cuthbert, 1st of Berthier-en-Haut, Québec, Canada
    10. George Cuthbert, 10th of Castlehill
    11. John Cuthbert, 11th of Castlehill
      1. Richfield Plantation (Auldbrass)
    12. George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill
  4. Cuthbert of Drakies
  5. Cuthbert of Ardersier
  6. The Colbert Family in Paris, France
    1. Problems and Anachronisms in the Colbert Genealogy
    2. The Alleged Cuthbert Predecessors to the Colbert Family in Reims
    3. Edward CUTHBERT-ALIAS-COLBERT
    4. Jehan COLBERT in Rheims
    5. Oudard COLBERT Merchant in Reims
    6. Jehan COLBERT Seignieur du Terron
    7. Jean-Baptiste COLBERT , Marquis de Segnelay
    8. The Act of Parliament, 1686, Confirming the Legitimacy of the Colbert Genealogy
  7. Research Leads
  8. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  9. Legend
  10. Contact

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Downtown Inverness viewed from Inverness Castle (not to be confused with Castlehill)
(date unknown but would appear to be ca. 1960s)
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Introduction

Welcome to the Cuthbert of Castlehill page of my family history website.  This page covers the family of the Cuthberts of Castlehill and their cadet branches.  This family is believed, but not confirmed, to be the ancestors of the Cuthbert families in Banff and Moray, Scotland, whose descendants later immigrated to Southern Ontario, Canada.  The Cuthberts of Castlehill are being researched in conjunction with their believed connection to the Cuthberts in Banff and Moray.  This page represents research in progress and may contain some theoretical, suggested, or hypothetical relationships.  Not all relationships shown below have been proven.  As the author continues his research of this family it is hoped that proof of these theoretical relationships will solidify.  If you wish to participate in this research project, please join the author's CUTHBERT GENEALOGY DISCUSSION FORUM. (It's FREE!)

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Acknowledgments

The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the Fellow Researchers listed below.  I am indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the Fellow Researchers.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

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The Origin Of The Surname Cuthbert


Saint Cuthbert

The name Cuthbert is a patronymic surname probably coming from an ancient ancestor whose first name would have been Cuthbert. Although our Cuthberts were Scottish, Cuthbert is recorded originally as an English name, and is derived from the Old English elements cuæ, meaning "famous" and beorht, meaning "bright". One of the earliest known Cuthberts, after whom most Cuthberts are most likely named, was St. Cuthbert, a 7th century Benedictine monk who became bishop of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The "island" of Lindisfarne is an island only at high tide, but is accessible by land at low tide and is located about ten miles south of the Scots/English border city of Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the Northumberland coast which, at the time of St. Cuthbert, would have been located in the Angle kingdom of Northumbria. St. Cuthbert is credited as one of the early saints who helped establish Christianity in northern England and southern Scotland.

One of the origin stories for the Cuthberts of Castlehill is that they did originate in Northumbria and may allegedly even descend from St. Cuthbert himself.  They purportedly migrated north to Inverness in the 8th century (see below).  A cursory survey of the distribution of the surname Cuthbert in the 18th and 19th centuries seems to show three major clusters of areas where Cuthberts resided:

  1. The Borders region of southern Scotland and northern England, centered around the former ancient Kingdom of Northumbria.
  2. North-eastern Scotland centered around the town of Inverness and stretching east and south into Banff, Moray and Aberdeen shires.
  3. The central industrial/commercial belt of Scotland around Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Such a distribution suggests to this author the following migratory patterns:

  1. That the majority of Cuthberts probably do originate in Northumbria from devotees associated with St. Cuthbert and Lindisfarne.  It's not known if St. Cuthbert had any children, but it seems likely that there could be several independent and unrelated Cuthbert patriarchs from that area who chose Cuthbert as a surname when surnames became customary. 
  2. It seems reasonable to suggest that one of these devotees, perhaps a later Bishop of Lindisfarne, or his son (as traditionally accounted in the family of Castlehill) did migrate north in ancient times and settle in Inverness.  As this family seems to have been well established in Inverness for many centuries and had ample opportunity to spread out from there, then it seems reasonable to suggest that the vast majority, if not all, Cuthberts in the northeast of Scotland descend at some point from one of the branches of Castlehill and thus probably descend from a common ancestor.
  3. As the industrial/commercial heartland area of Glasgow-Edinburgh tended to draw immigrants from all over Scotland in the 17th-19th centuries then it seems likely that Cuthberts from this area may have their origins either in north-eastern Scotland or in the Northumbria area, or may arise from local devotees of St. Cuthbert.  As such it is highly unlikely that Cuthberts in this area share a common ancestor.

This study focuses on those Cuthberts whose origins are believed to centre around Inverness originating with the family of the Cuthberts of Castlehill.

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The Cuthberts of Castlehill, Inverness

Correction on the location of Auld Castlehill, submitted by Jim Brennan:

Sorry, but the absolutely marvellous view of downtown Inverness you show on your Cuthbert page isn't from the Castlehill of the Cuthberts, though it is from the site of Inverness Castle. The trouble is there were two castle sites. The Cuthbert one is Auldcastle Hill. The best way of locating this is to feed 'Millburn Academy, Inverness' into Google earth for UK. You won't get a very detailed image, but you will see north of Millburn Academy, which is named, a large green open space of playing fields, north of which is a road and a railway. Left of the green open space is a road running through trees, which define a very flat triangle with a south east facing terrace overlooking the green space. That triangle is Auldcastle Hill (one of the roads is called Auldcastle terrace, but I haven't tried Google earthing with that. The site your view stands on actually was held in the eighteenth century and earlier by the Dukes of Gordon. It is certainly the castle site of the burgh as defined by William the Lyon's charter. But Auldcastle Hill - in so far as Shakespeare knew Inverness, which he didn't - would have been the site of Shakespeare's MacBeth's castle, if you follow me. Lewis Cuthbert's father, George Cuthbert, died after a fall from his horse on the road north of Millburn Academy in 1748. Just to make matters even more complicated, their house, Castlehill, was south-east of the burgh, about two miles out along the old road from Kingsmills towards what is now Westhill, and nowhere near Auldcastle Hill. But please keep the image you have. Best wishes


Auld Castlehill shown by the red circle, upper left.  Cuthbert of Drakies estate outlined in green (approx.).  Cuthbert of Castlehill estate outlined in red (approx.).
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Auld Castlehill
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Castlehill estate (approximate location)
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Castlehill
Castlehill today - Recent housing development on Castlehill Drive, Castlehill. (2007)
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Cuthbert of Castlehill
Nec minus fortiter- Not less bravely

There are two differing different accounts of how the Cuthberts of Castlehill came into existence.

  1. They came from Northumbria and were descended from the Bishop of Lindsfarne.  This accounting seems to infer that the Bishop of Lindsfarne in question was St. Cuthbert himself, but it may be a reference to a later bishop who took the name Cuthbert in honour of the saint or a descendant of the earlier St. Cuthbert.  This eponymous patriarch came to Inverness in the 8th century in the service of the King of Scots and was granted the lands of Drakies.  His descendants later acquired Castlehill in the mid-10th century, which became the senior line's primary residence.
  2. They were an old Gaelic family of Dalriadic stock who settled in the Inverness area in ancient times and their exact origins are not known.  As devotees of St. Cuthbert, they took the saint's name as their surname.  They came into known record in 1371 when the earliest recorded Cuthbert acquired Castlehill by marriage.

The starting point for much of the material which follows on the main branch of this family comes from The Cuthberts, Barons of Castle Hill and Their Descendants in South Carolina and Georgia, by Dr. J.G.B. Bulloch, MD, Washington, DC, April 1908.  (This book is available from Google for FREE DOWNLOAD HERE.)  However, the present author has supplemented Bulloch's research with additional sources not available to Bulloch at the time including the NAS Catalogue, the Fastii Eccleasius, the IGI (with direct reference to original OPRs where possible), the published accounts of various other Inverness families who intermarried with the Cuthberts, and most importantly the generous contributions of descendants whose various branches are now being re-grafted into the Cuthbert tree, as well as other sources cited below.  Bulloch's primary sources include a copy of a genealogy belonging to the Hon. Capt. James Cuthbert, Segnieur de Berthier-en-Haut in Québec, Canada and letters from the Abbé Seignelay Cuthbert, Bishop of Rodez, France, son of George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill and brother of Lewis Cuthbert, 16th and last of Castlehill, as well as correspondence with living descendants of various American branches.  Bulloch is to be thanked for providing probably the only definitive account of the Cuthberts of Castlehill available to this point, however Bulloch's sources at times contradict each other and Bulloch has not sought to reconcile these contradictions.  Also Bulloch's presentation can be confusing at times as he is not always clear where he is quoting a source or writing in his own words, or where one source ends and the next begins.  There are also several errors in Bulloch's presentation; whether they are Bulloch's own errors or those of his sources is difficult to tell.  Thus readers of Bulloch's account should be cautioned not to take it as gospel truth.

Bulloch gives the following introduction to the Cuthberts of Castlehill:

The Cuthberts came from Northumbria in AD 700 during the reign of Alfred.  George (no surname -- identical with, or descended from the Bishop of Lindsfarne) came north to Inverness, the seat of the King of Alba, for shelter with Alfred of Northumbria.  They distinguished themselves in the service of the King of Alba and were granted the lands of Droggie/Drakies.  They were later granted the lands of Muckovy, and later the lands of Castle Hill as a royal holding, ca. 950 shortly after Kenneth united the Albanaich and the Picts.

King Duncan moved his residence from the Auld Castle Hill to the New Castle Hill.

The descendants of the preceding George became known as Mac Sheorais.

The Barony of Castle Hill is contiguous with the borders of the town of Inverness and includes the lands of Drakies and Muckovy and continues east to border with the lands of the Earl of Murray on the River Nairn and to the estate of Culloden.

The family also filled the offices of High Sheriffs of Inverness and Ross.  They founded a chapel in Inverness dedicated to St. Cuthbert which was destroyed in the Reformation, and the family maintain burial rights in the grounds of the ruins of the chapel.

The oldest surviving charter possessed by the family is for the lands of Auld Castle Hill, granted to William Cuthbert by King James III in 1478, grandson of George who distinguished himself at the Battle of Harlaw. 

The Cuthberts of Castlehill were a very old noble family from the town of Inverness in the shire/county of Inverness, Scotland.  They were more fully known as the Cuthberts of "the Aulde (Old) Castlehill".  There are two "Castlehills" in Inverness.  The older one is right in the centre of town while the newer one is is on the West Hill about three or four miles southwest outside of town.  The residence of the Cuthberts of Castlehill was the "old" castle on the east bank of the River Ness by the "old bridge" in the town of Inverness.  (Bulloch confuses this Castlehill with the other Castlehill on the West Hill and distinguishes it from "the newer castle of Calder in Inverness" which is even further east.)  This Old Castle is reputed to have been the residence of Macbeth mac Finlay, Mormaer of Moray and Ard Righ (High King) of Scots -- the same Macbeth of Shakespearean fame.  Macbeth died in 1057 without male heirs.  The Auld Castlehill (the former Cuthbert residence) is now the Court House in Inverness. (See maps at right.)

Lachlan Shaw, in his History of the Province of Moray, writes that: "In the reign of David II (7 June 1329 – 22 February 1371), Susanna and Adda, were sisters and heiresses of Castle Hill and a gentleman of the name of Cuthbert, marrying Susanna, became thereby Baron of Castle Hill.  From that time the Cuthberts have been in possession of these lands."  Unfortunately Shaw does not give us the surname of Susanna.

In 1686 Jean-Baptiste Antoine Colbert, Marquis de Seignelay in France, submitted his genealogy to the Scottish Parliament to confirm his claim that the Colbert family in France were descended from the Cuthberts of Castlehill in Scotland.  Although the accuracy of the Colbert genealogy is quite doubtful, or is at least "embellished", nonetheless, the Scottish Parliament confirmed it as valid.  (The full text and analysis of the Colbert Genealogy is presented further below.)

The family of Cuthbert of Castlehill made the most of the 1686 Act of Parliament to reinforce their connections with the Colbert family in France and many sons of the Cuthbert family immigrated to France and were advanced into high positions in French society.  One of the most famous being the Abbé (Abbot) Seigneley Colbert, Bishop of Rhodez and Vicar-General of Toulouse in France, and later, Secretary to Louis XVIII.  He was born in 1735 in Inverness as Seignalai Cuthbert, the eldest surviving son of George Cuthbert of Castlehill, presumably named after the Marquis de Seignelay, above.  Seignalai Cuthbert went to France at the age of 14, presumably to be enrolled in the priesthood and adopted the Colbert form of his surname. Abbé Colbert was said to be a cousin of David Hume, the famous philosopher (though their exact relationship has not been identified by this author) and a friend/mentor of Adam Smith, the famous economist and author of The Wealth of Nations.

The Cuthberts of Castlehill appear to have been very closely allied with the Frasers of Lovat (in Inverness) and there appear to have been several intermarriages between the families.  The Frasers of Lovat sided with the Crown during the 1715 Jacobite Rising, but in 1745 they were "out" with the Stewarts.  George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill, was Sheriff-depute of Inverness-shire under his cousin, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat.  It is hard to imagine that the Cuthberts were not "out" with the Frasers in The '45, however there is no record of the Cuthberts having been forfeited afterwards, so they may not have been Jacobites, although they were most definitely Roman Catholic.  The Old Castle was destroyed in 1745 during the Jacobite Rising and the Cuthbert family of Castlehill began to fall upon hard financial times and eventually had to sell their lands.  Over a period of two or three generations the family dispersed and emigrated and prospered as estate owners in France, England, Jamaica, the USA and Canada.

The Cuthbert Predecessors of Castlehill

While it seems certain that the Cuthbert family had indeed resided in Inverness long before they allegedly acquired Castlehill by marriage in the 14th century, the earliest verifiable ancestor is George Cuthbert of the Battle of Harlaw in 1411 who is accounted as 1st of Castlehill.  However, the Colbert Genealogy predates this George by a further three generations and implies that the Cuthbert family held Castlehill long before the reign of David II.  According to Colbert, George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill, was preceded by:

Has Children James CUTHBERT of Castlehill who married married Elisabeth LYON of Glamis.  They were parents of:

  1. Has Children George CUTHBERT of Castlehill who married Catherine DUNBAR of Tarbet, daughter of John DUNBAR Baron of Tarbet and Sheriff of Murrisland and Catherine MURRAY of Tullibardine.  They were parents of:

    1. Has Children James CUTHBERT of Castlehill who married Joan FRASER of Foyers, daughter of Simon Fraser of Foyers and Isobel Macintosh of Macintosh.  They were parents of:
      1. Has Children George CUTHBERT ("1st") of Castlehill who commanded the forces of Inverness at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411.  He allegedly married Mary ROSS daughter of Hugh ROSE Baron of Kilravock and Marie or Margaret MACDONALD of Glengarry.

The reliability of Colbert's genealogy is questionable, so our formal accounting of the Cuthberts of Castlehill will begin with the earliest verifiable ancestor, George Cuthbert of the Battle of Harlaw, accounted as 1st of Castlehill:

George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill

Has Children George CUTHBERT 1st of Castlehill b: ABT 1360 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, allegedly as the son of James Cuthbert of Castlehill and Joan, daughter of Simon Fraser of Foyers (according to Colbert).  George's exact date of birth and parents are unknown.  His date of birth as shown here is merely an estimation.  The only basis we have to establish a dating for George is that he was alive in 1411 and old enough to be in command of a significant army. 

It was in 1411 that George Cuthbert of Castlehill commanded the forces raised by the town of Inverness at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411 against Donald, Lord of the Isles.  During the battle, George was able to get close enough to Donald of the Isles to seize his standard.  George, along with the rest of the Royal Forces were successful in repelling, but not defeating Donald.

George Cuthbert is accounted as "1st of Castlehill" because he is the earliest verified ancestor of the family of Castlehill. According to Shaw, the Cuthberts acquired Castlehill by marriage "during the reign of David II" (1329-1371).  Such a date range could coincide with either George's father's marriage or possibly his grandfather's, or maybe even his great-grandfather's.  If the latter, then it would agree with the Colbert Genealogy.

Unfortunately family records were destroyed on three occasions: by the invasions of Edward of England, by the Protestant Reformers and during the Jacobite risings. Thus, the early history of the Cuthberts is poorly documented.

George's wife is not known for certain, but according to Colbert he married Mary ROSS daughter of Hugh ROSE Baron of Kilravock and Marie or Margaret MACDONALD of Glengarry.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children John CUTHBERT 2nd of Castlehill b: ABT 1390 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Nothing is known of this John Cuthbert except that he succeeded his father in the estate of Castlehill. 
    1. John's descendants are presented immediately below.
  2. Has Children Edward CUTHBERT-alias-COLBERT, b: ABT 1350 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to the Colbert Genealogy, Edward or his son Edward allegedly moved to Reims, France and adopted the French form of the the Cuthbert, namely Colbert.  He is recorded as a son of George Cuthbert of Castlehill who distinguished himself at the Battle of Harlaw. 

    1. Edward's alleged descendants are presented further below.

John Cuthbert, 2nd of Castlehill

Has Children John CUTHBERT 2nd of Castlehill b: ABT 1390 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Nothing is known of this John Cuthbert except that he succeeded his father in the estate of Castlehill and was succeeded by his son:

  1. Has Children William CUTHBERT 3rd of Castlehill b: ABT 1420 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William is cited in a charter dated 23 JUL 1478 for the lands of Auld Castle Hill to "William Cuthbert, son of John and grandson of George who distinguished himself at the Battle of Harlaw against the King's enemies." According to the genealogy created by the Abbé Alexander Cuthbert as quoted by Bulloch, William was the great-grandfather of George Cuthbert, Esq., (6th of Castlehill.)  The intervening generations are not given by Bulloch.  Thus William was father of:

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1456 there is a Thomas CUTHBERT who is listed as a Burgess of Inverness.  He is probably contemporary with William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill and could easily be a younger brother of William (not previously accounted for) or he could descend from an earlier generation.

Thomas CUTHBERT, Burgess of Inverness, a1456, received a lease of land from Constable _____ in 1456. http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp

William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill

Has Children William CUTHBERT 3rd of Castlehill b: ABT 1420 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William is cited in a charter dated 23 JUL 1478 for the lands of Auld Castle Hill to "William Cuthbert, son of John and grandson of George who distinguished himself at the Battle of Harlaw against the King's enemies." According to the genealogy created by the Abbé Alexander Cuthbert as quoted by Bulloch, William was the great-grandfather of George Cuthbert, Esq., (6th of Castlehill.)  The intervening generations are not given by Bulloch.  Thus William was father of:

  1. Has Children Unknown CUTHBERT 4th of Castlehill b: ABT 1450 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  He is described in more detail below.

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1502 there is a John CUTHBERT listed as a Burgess of Inverness who has not been accounted for.  he is probably contemporary with "Unknown" Cuthbert, 4th of Castlehill and could be a younger son of William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill, or he could descend from an earlier generation.

Unknown Cuthbert, 4th of Castlehill

Has Children Unknown CUTHBERT 4th of Castlehill b: ABT 1450 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Nothing is known about this Cuthbert except that he was the son of William Cuthbert accounted as 3rd of Castlehill and the father of John Cuthbert accounted as 5th of Castlehill, whose nephew, George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill, is said to have been a great-grandson of William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill.  This Cuthbert's first name is not known to us and no documentary evidence has been found to identify him further.  He was succeeded by his son:

  1. Has Children John CUTHBERT 5th of Castlehill and Sheriff Deputy of Inverness b: ABT 1475 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John is mentioned in a charter by Queen Mary in the year 1548 in favour of his nephew and heir George Cuthbert (6th of Castlehill) for the lands of Auld Castle Hill. He is believed to be the "John Cuthbert, Sheriff Deputy of Inverness" referred to in a decreet by Alexander Bailyie dated 26 JUL 1543. (GD96/28) John was witness to a Letter of Reversion by Donald Makfersone dated 20 FEB 1534 in which he is cited as "John Cuthbert of the Auld Castlehill" along with fellow witness "William Cuthbert, his son and apparent heir". Also mentioned in the transaction is "William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness". (GD176/34)  Thus we can assert that John was father of:
    1. Has No Children William CUTHBERT Younger of Castlehill, b ca 1500, d 1534-1548.  William and his father John were witnesses to a Letter of Reversion by Donald Makfersone dated 20 FEB 1534 in which they are cited as "John Cuthbert of the Auld Castlehill" and "William Cuthbert, his son and apparent heir".  Also mentioned in the transaction is "William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness". (GD176/34)  It is suggested that William died within his father's lifetime, sometime between 1534-1548, and that he never inherited Castlehill as John's nephew, George Cuthbert, is named in a charter from Queen Mary in 1548 for the lands of Auld Castle Hill "granted to George Cuthbert, nephew and heir apparent of John Cuthbert of Auld Castle Hill and to his heirs male."

    Lachlan Shaw, in his History of the Province of Moray, asserts that the adjacent Barony of Inches became a possession of "a son of Robertson of Strowan who married the widow of Cuthbert of Castle Hill about 1548 and his son became Laird of Inches, which is part of the Barony of Castle HIll." Assuming the reference is to a laird of Castlehill rather than one of his sons, then it would seem most likely to refer to John Cuthbert, 5th of Castlehill. John was alive in 1548 when the above charter was written, but he had been succeeded by his nephew George by no later than 1556.

  2. Has Children Unknown CUTHBERT b: ABT 1480 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  This son's name is not found in any records, however his son George is identified in a charter from 1548 in which he is described as heir apparent to his uncle John Cuthbert. See notes on son George for further information. It is presumed that this son predeceased his brother, John, or he would have been next in line to inherit Castlehill ahead of his son, George.
    1. Has Children George CUTHBERT 6th of Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, Sheriff Deputy of Inverness, b: ABT 1510 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  George and his descendants are described in detail below.
    2. Has No Children William? CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness, b ca 1515 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William's exact relationship to the family of Castlehill is uncertain.  The list of provosts of Inverness shows a William Cuthbert holding that office during the years: 1569 - 1569, 1573 - 1574, 1577 - 1577, 1580 - 1580, 1585 - 1586 and 1602-1603.  It is difficult to determine how many different William Cuthberts are included in these terms and how many were held by the same person on repeat occasions.  It is likely that the latter term (1602-1602) was held by a different William than the earlier terms.  The earlier terms could just as easily be one William Cuthbert as more than one.  The latter William (if there is more than one) is cited in a Charter of Resignation dated 24 NOV 1602 (GD23/3/3) as "William Cuithbert, provost of Innernes" along with the other town bailies regarding local fishing rights.  William could fit as a brother, father or uncle to John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill or multiple combinations thereof if there was more than one William.

      Note: The latter William preceded John Cuthbert 7th of Castlehill as Provost in 1602 so he must be older than John, however, John Cuthbert was created Baron prior to that in 1592 and thus must be more senior than William. (Unless the John Cuthbert, Baron, was not 7th of Castlehill, but an earlier and elderly baron, but that seems hard to reconcile.) There is nothing that shows John Cuthbert 7th as a son of George 6th.  One possibility could be if William Provost was the younger brother of George 6th and father of John 7th, noting that John 7th's son and heir was William.

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1534 and 1539 there is a William CUTHBERT who is listed as a burgess of Inverness and who has not been accounted for.  He is probably contemporary with John Cuthbert, 5th of Castlehill and could easily easily be the father of George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill, or he could descend from an earlier generation.

In 1537 there is a James CUTHBERT who is listed as a burgess of Inverness and is not accounted for above.  He is probably contemporary with John Cuthbert, 5th of Castlehill.  He is the earliest James Cuthbert we have so far on record and the earliest generations of Drakies show a high occurrence of the name James in the senior line.  Thus there is a very good chance this James may be the predecessor to the Cuthberts of Drakies.  James is also an excellent candidate to be father of Rev. Sir David Cuthbert, of Wardlaw:

In 1576 there is a Rev. Sir David CUTHBERT listed as the Vicar of Wardlaw, who is mentioned along with his son James.  Wardlaw is an extinct parish, incorporated into Kirkhill, Inverness in 1618.  It was located about 5 miles west of the town of Inverness The Fastii Ecclesius (v6 p 472) says "Sir David CUTHBERT, held the chaplainry of Our Lady of the High Altar at the Reformation and the Vicarage of Wardlaw before 1567.  He was a prominent citizen of Inverness and was admitted [as] a burgess and guild brother in 1567, but continued to draw the revenues of his Inverness chaplaincy.  He was alive in 1593, and was probably the last survivor of the pre-Reformation clergy in Inverness."  As a "pre-Reformation clergy" David would have originally been Roman Catholic.  Thus we can presume his son James was probably not born until after 1567.  David was probably born ca. 1520-1540.  As David's eldest son was named James it seems likely that David's father was also named James as is suggested here.  It is possible that David's son James may be the progenitor of the Cuthberts of Drakies.

In 1563 there is a Thomas CUTHBERT who is listed as a burgess of Inverness and is not accounted for above.  He is probably contemporary with George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill and could be a younger brother of George's or he could be descended from an earlier generation.  He could be descended from the earlier Thomas Cuthbert of 1456.

George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill

Has Children George CUTHBERT 6th of Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, Sheriff Deputy of Inverness, b: ABT 1510 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  George Cuthbert is named in a charter from Queen Mary in the year 1548 for the lands of Auld Castle Hill "granted to George Cuthbert, nephew and heir apparent of John Cuthbert of Auld Castle Hill and to his heirs male."  According to the genealogy created by the Abbé Alexander Cuthbert as quoted by Bulloch, George is accounted as a great-grandson of William Cuthbert, 3rd of Castlehill.  George must have succeeded his uncle in the lands and title of Castlehill sometime between 1548 when the preceding charter was written and 1556 when George began his term as provost.  "George Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill" served as Provost of Inverness from 1556-1559.  George is the subject of a decreet dated JUN 1556 (GD96/64) where he is designated as "George Cutbert of Auld Castellhill, sheriff depute of Inverness."  The Sheriff-principal of Inverness at the time was the Earl of Huntly.  According to the Fasti Ecclesius, "George Cuthbert" and Jasper Waus, Provost of Inverness, were both ordered on 18 JAN 1560 to pay the local minister's fee.  George was the recipient of a charter dated 28 FEB 1560 (GD23/3/1) by the Dominican Friars of Inverness to "George Cuthbert of Old Castle" for various fishing rights within the burgh of Inverness.  Although the notation does not specify that it was George Cuthbert "of Castlehill", he is to be presumed as the patronage of the minister's stipend was the responsibility of the senior-most baron(s) in the parish.

  1. Has No Children William? CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness, b ca 1535 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William's exact relationship to the family of Castlehill is uncertain.  The list of provosts of Inverness shows a William Cuthbert holding that office during the years: 1569 - 1569, 1573 - 1574, 1577 - 1577, 1580 - 1580, 1585 - 1586 and 1602-1603.  It is difficult to determine how many different William Cuthberts are included in these terms and how many were held by the same person on repeat occasions.  It is likely that the latter term (1602-1602) was held by a different William than the earlier terms.  The earlier terms could just as easily be one William Cuthbert as more than one.  The latter William (if there is more than one) is cited in a Charter of Resignation dated 24 NOV 1602 (GD23/3/3) as "William Cuithbert, provost of Innernes" along with the other town bailies regarding local fishing rights.  William could fit as a brother, father or uncle to John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill or multiple combinations thereof if there was more than one William.

    Note: The latter William preceded John Cuthbert 7th of Castlehill as Provost in 1602 so he must be older than John, however, John Cuthbert was created Baron prior to that in 1592 and thus must be more senior than William. (Unless the John Cuthbert, Baron, was not 7th of Castlehill, but an earlier and elderly baron, but that seems hard to reconcile.) There is nothing that shows John Cuthbert 7th as a son of George 6th.  One possibility could be if William Provost was the younger brother of George 6th and father of John 7th, noting that John 7th's son and heir was William.

  2. Has Children John CUTHBERT 7th of Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, b: ABT 1540 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John and his descendants are described in detail below.

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1569 and 1582 there is an Alexander CUTHBERT shown as a burgess of Inverness who is not accounted for above.  It is possible these references could be to two different Alexanders, but for the moment they are being treated as one.  He is probably contemporary with George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill, and is identified in the later document as being contemporary with John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill.  Alexander could be a younger son or younger brother of George Cuthbert, 6th of Castlehill or he could descend from an earlier generation.

In 1572 and 1584 there is a William CUTHBERT listed as a Burgess of Inverness who is not accounted for above.  It is possible these references could be to two different Williams, but for the moment they are being treated as one.  He is probably contemporary with John Cuthbert 7th of Castlehill and could be a younger son of George Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill, or he could descend from an earlier generation.  He could also be synonymous with the William Cuthbert who was Provost of Inverness in 1585-1586 and/or 1602-1603.

In 1576 there is a Rev. Sir David CUTHBERT (also shown above) listed as the Vicar of Wardlaw, who is mentioned along with his son James.  Wardlaw is an extinct parish, incorporated into Kirkhill, Inverness in 1618.  It was located about 5 miles west of the town of Inverness The Fastii Ecclesius (v6 p 472) says "Sir David CUTHBERT, held the chaplainry of Our Lady of the High Altar at the Reformation and the Vicarage of Wardlaw before 1567.  He was a prominent citizen of Inverness and was admitted [as] a burgess and guild brother in 1567, but continued to draw the revenues of his Inverness chaplaincy.  He was alive in 1593, and was probably the last survivor of the pre-Reformation clergy in Inverness."  As a "pre-Reformation clergy" David would have originally been Roman Catholic.  Thus we can presume his son James was probably not born until after 1567.  David was probably born ca. 1520-1540.  As David's eldest son was named James it seems likely that David's father was also named James as is suggested above.  It is possible that David's son James may be the progenitor of the Cuthberts of Drakies.

In 1584, there is a John CUTHBERT listed as a Burgess of Inverness who is not accounted for above.  He is probably contemporary with John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill.  He could possibly be identical to John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill as John had not inherited the lands and title of Castlehill yet in 1584.  However, if it is the same John then we might expect him to be designated as "younger of Castlehill".  He could also descend from an earlier generation.

John Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill

Has Children John CUTHBERT 7th of Castlehill, Provost of Inverness, b: ABT 1540 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John Cuthbert was created a Baron of the States of the Kingdom by King James VI on 19 AUG 1592 in favour of John "and his heirs male, or assignees bearing the name and arms of Cuthbert."  He is believed to be the John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill, who served as Provost of Inverness, 1583, 1607-1614 and 1616-1617, however it's possible these terms were served by more than one person with the same name.  On 31 JUL 1582 "John Cuthbert of Old Castlehill" was cited as a witness in a Retour of Service for Duncan Makconquhe Dowe (GD176/130).  Also cited in the same document is an Alexander Cuthbert in Inverness who has not been identified. On 10 SEP 1593 "John Cuthbert of the Auld Castellhill"  was cited as a witness to the following historical bond for the prosecution of the Earl of Huntly for the murder of the Earl of Moray (Murray) in which the provost, bailies and councillors of Inverness are commanded by the King to defend the town of Inverness against the Earl of Huntley:

Bond by the town of Inverness for the prosecution of George, Earl of Huntlie [Huntly] and his accomplices. Lachlan McYnthosche [McIntosh] of Dunnachtyne [Dunachton], as one of the commissioners with Andrew, Lord Ochyltree [Ochiltree], and John, Earl of Atholl, for the prosecution of George, Earl of Huntlie [Huntly], and his accomplices for the slaughter of the Earl of Murray [Moray], understanding that the said Earl of Huntlie is convocating for the pursuit of him and his kin and followers and to seize the house of Inverness, which was delivered by the King's command to John, Earl of Atholl, has charged the provost, bailies and council and community of Inverness to render to him their house and fortalice of Inverness called the Steeple, for the defence of the town and lieges, and the provost, bailies, council and community have all in one voice declared that they will defend and keep the foresaid Steeple against the invasion of the Earl of Huntly; and if they do not so that then they will accept the deadly feud of the said Lachlan; Dated at Inverness, 10th September 1593; Witnesses: William McQueyne [McQueen] of Correbroche [Corrybrough], John McPherson in Breyne [Brin], James Innes in Hulleryt [Urlarust], Duncan Thoshe [Tosh] of Pitgany [?Pitgaveny, Elgin], and others. Signed by Alexander Paterson and Gilbert Patirson [Paterson], bailies, John Cuthbert of the Auld Castellhill [Old Castle Hill], John Ros [Ross], burgess of Inverness, Jasper Dempster, William Cuthbert, and William Cumming. (GD176/162)

"John Cuthbert of Auldcastelhill, provost" is mentioned on 9 FEB 1608 (GD23/3/5) in an Instrument of Special Service in reference to the mill and fishing rights within the town burgh.  John is also mention on 6 MAR 1617, again as provost in a Lawburrows by Duncan Forbes, burgess of Inverness. (GD23/4/3).  There is also a collection of papers dated 1621-1667 (GD133/16) (more specific dates not given) in which the following Cuthberts are mentioned: James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, William Cuthbert his brother, John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof.

John was succeeded by his son:

  1. Has Children William Johnson CUTHBERT 8th of Castlehill, Baillie and Sheriff Deputy of Inverness b: ABT 1570 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William's information and descendants are presented below.

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1603 and 1606 there is a "James CUTHBERT, younger," who is listed as a Burgess of Inverness and has not been accounted for above.  He is probably contemporary with William Cuthbert, 8th of Castlehill.  His designation of "younger" probably indicates that he is the son of a James Cuthbert senior (for whom a match exists below) but it could also indicate that he was a younger son of a landed family.  He could possibly the son of James Cuthbert of Lochelin, below, or the son of James Cuthbert Sr mentioned in 1619 below, or the son of Rev. David Cuthbert.  He could also easily descend from several other possible points in earlier generations.  The fact that the name James appears repeatedly among the Cuthberts of Drakies and scarcely among the Castlehill Cuthberts would suggest that he is more likely connected with the Drakies family, but this is merely supposition.

In 1619 there are several Cuthberts named in an Instrument of Sasine (described above) including: James CUTHBERT Sr in Inverness, James CUTHBERT in Easter Drakies, William "Johnson" CUTHBERT in Inverness (probably the future 8th of Castlehill), David CUTHBERT in Inverness, John CUTHBERT in Inverness (possibly 7th of Castlehill, but one would expect him to be so-designated) (whose property bordered on the disputed lands).  As we progress further down the tree, the number of different ways in which these persons could possibly connect to the Cuthbert tree is becoming too broad to speculate here.

James Cuthbert of Lochelin (Lochslyne) is listed as Provost of Inverness in 1622 - 1623.  Prior to this James, the office of Provost appears to have been held for at least two generations by the family of Castlehill.  After this James, the office of Provost appears to have been held consistently by the family of Cuthbert of Drakies.  Possibly the James Cuthbert Sr. cited in 1619 above. Lochelin is believed to be a transcription error or corruption of Lochslin/Lochslyne, a property which is shown below to have been an early possession of the Cuthberts of Drakies, for whom the name James is common in the early generations.  Thus it seems likely that this James belonged to the family of Drakies.

William Cuthbert, 8th of Castlehill

Has Children William Johnson CUTHBERT 8th of Castlehill, Provost, Baillie and Sheriff Deputy of Inverness b: ABT 1570 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to Bulloch, William is cited in a charter, believed to be dated 14 JUL 1624, in which he is identified as William Cuthbert, Baron of Castle Hill, heir to his father, John Cuthbert. However Bulloch's reference makes the dating ambiguous. It is presumed that the date of this charter roughly coincides with the death of William's father.  William is mentioned on 9 NOV 1603 in an Act of the Sheriff Court of Inverness in which he is identified as "William Cuthbert, sheriff-depute of Inverness" (GD176/206) and again on 6 APR 1604 in a Retour of Special Service for James Dunbar of Sanquhar in which William is again identified as "William Cuthbert, Sheriff-Depute of Inverness".  A William Cuthbert served as Provost of Inverness from 1602-1603 which was during William's lifetime.  It is not clear if it was this William or different one.  And in 1619 there is an Instrument of Sasine (GD103/1/120) which lists "William 'Johnson' Cuthbert in Inverness" in a manner that appears more likely to be a patronymic than a middle name.  As this William was indeed a "son of John" then it could easily refer to this William.  But the reference is uncertain as we might also expect William to be designated as "younger of Castlehill" and William Johnson Cuthbert is not so-designated.  However William's father was still alive  in 1619 and thus "of Castlehill" at the time so William may not have carried any designation at this point in reference to Castlehill.  Such would be even more so if William was not the eldest son living at the time and therefore not the designated future heir of Castlehill.  However, as we have no information regarding the full extent of the children of George Cuthbert, 7th of Castlehill, then we can only speculate.  The other Cuthberts named in the same 1619 Sasine include: James Cuthbert Senior in Inverness, James Cuthbert in Easter Drakies, David Cuthbert in Inverness, and John Cuthbert in Inverness.  There is also a collection of papers relating to the lands of Macheries and Delmoir (GD133/16) which is dated 1621-1667 and not more specifically.  The following Cuthberts are referred to in the collection: James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, William Cuthbert, his brother, John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, and Alexander Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness. The original documents have not been examined and there is no way to know if the William Cuthbert, burgess, cited therein is this William Cuthbert or another contemporary William. William married Janet MCKENZIE b: ABT 1570 in Inverness, Scotland.  They had one known son:

  1. Has Children John CUTHBERT 9th of Castlehill b: ABT 1600 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John Cuthbert's information is presented below.

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In a document dated vaguely 1621-1667 the following Cuthberts are named who have not been accounted for: William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness.  They would appear to all be contemporary with John Cuthbert 9th of Castlehill.  The number of possible ways they could graft into the Cuthbert tree is becoming too broad to speculate.

John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill

Has Children John CUTHBERT 9th of Castlehill b: ABT 1600 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, shown above as a son of William Cuthbert, 8th of Castlehill.  According to Bulloch, John Cuthbert is named in a charter of resignation from his father, believed to be dated 1 AUG 1625, however Bulloch is quite ambiguous and confusing on the which charter bears which date.  John is mentioned in a list of receipts dated 4 FEB 1641 (GD44/40/1) in which he is identified as "John Cuthbert of Castlehill".  Also listed in the same document are: John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, and Alexander Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness.  In 1661 John Cuthbert of Castlehill is mentioned in a Letter of Obligation by William Bruce, Skipper in South Ronaldsay (SC11/5/1661/9).  In 1666 John is mentioned in a letter of discharge (GD45/16/1237) by George, Earl of Panmure to John Cuthbert of Castlehill for the lands of Overdrakies, Standingstanes (beside Drakies) and Miekledrakies ("Big" Drakies) and other lands in the parish of Inverness.  The same discharge appears to be given again on 18 JUL 1672 (GD45/16/1247).  John is mentioned posthumously on 20 JUN 1674 in an interesting letter of Notorial Protest (GD23/4/32) by Mr. James Grant, advocate for George Cuthbert of Castlehill, "of dissociation of said George Cuthbert from an action before the Lords of Council and Session between the burgh of Invernes [Inverness] and John Forbes of Cullodne [Culloden], Mr. William Robertsone [Robertson] of Inches [Inshes] and deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, father of said George."  It's not known what action John took that his son George felt the need to publicly dissociate himself from it, but it would be interesting to find out. John married Mary CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1610 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland, daughter of George CUTHBERT of Drakies (see Cuthbert of Drakies below).  John and Mary had the following children:

  1. Has No Children William CUTHBERT b: ABT 1633 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  William is not recorded anywhere. He is suggested from onomastics only. If he existed at all then it is suggested that he likely died young as the estate passed to George Cuthbert.
  2. Has Children George mac Sheorais CUTHBERT 10th of Castlehill b: ABT 1635 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  
    1. George's descendants are presented further below.
  3. Has Children John CUTHBERT b: ABT 1640 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John married to Mary MACLEAN of Dochgarroch b: ABT 1650 in Dochgarroch, Inverness, Scotland.  Mary is recorded in The Cuthberts of Castlehill as being the daughter of Maclean of Dochgarroch, but her father's name is not given. Chronologically she is most likely the daughter of John Maclean, 3rd of Dochgarroch, who, according to Stirnet, had a daughter named Mary, about whom nothing is recorded.  John and Mary had the following children:
    1. Has No Children John CUTHBERT b: ABT 1675 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander CUTHBERT Merchant in Inverness b: ABT 27 MAR 1679 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  There are two baptisms for two Alexander Cuthberts each a son of a different John Cuthbert baptised one day apart from each other. Alexander's suggested baptism is the one recorded on 27 MAR 1679 in which it is recorded: "The said day Master John Cuthbert ~~ (esq?) had a child baptized named (Alexander). Alexander Cuthbert leat (late?) provost, Alex'r Ross baillie, Alexander McIntosh of Farr, Alexander Chisolme Sherriff Depute, Mr Alexander McDuff(?) minister witnesses." However a second baptism for an Alexander son of John Cuthbert in 1679 also exists on 28 JAN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland and could be the baptism of this Alexander. Primary source documents have not yet been consulted for the second baptism. Alexander was the subject of a protest on 30 JUL 1709 (GD217/697) by David Flett, master of St. Margaret's Hope, against Alexander Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness "for non-payment of £16 due for carrying oatmeal from Caithness to the South Firth." Alexander is also mentioned in the armorial submission of his son, The Hon. Capt. James Cuthbert, 1st Seigneur de Berthier.  Alexander married to Bettie/Beatrix CUTHBERT b: ABT 1690 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, daughter of David Cuthbert of Ardersier (see Cuthbert of Ardersier, below).  Alexander and Beatrix had the following children:
      1. Has No Children John CUTHBERT b: ABT 19 AUG 1713 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  He was previously suggested to be the John Cuthbert who moved to Keith, Banffshire, Scotland and was the progenitor to the Cuthbert Family in Banff and Moray Page.  However this suggestion has now been withdrawn.
      2. Has No Children Unknown (David?) CUTHBERT b: NOV 1715 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  The IGI gives no forename for this Cuthbert son. Presumably the original parish record is illegible or incomplete. Primary sources have not yet been consulted. Onomastics would suggest that Alexander's second son should be named David.
      3. Has No Children Donald CUTHBERT b: ABT 21 JAN 1718 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
      4. Has Children The Hon. Capt. James CUTHBERT 1st Seigneur de Berthier b: ABT 05 MAY 1719 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
        1. His descendants are presented just below.
      5. Has No Children William CUTHBERT b: ABT 27 SEP 1720 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Son CUTHBERT b: ABT 04 MAY 1722 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  The IGI gives no forename for this Cuthbert son. Primary sources have not yet been consulted.
      7. Has No Children Janet CUTHBERT b: ABT 14 JUL 1723 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Mary CUTHBERT b: ABT 13 MAY 1726 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Unknown CUTHBERT b: NOV 1728 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 23 SEP 1689 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland .  Elizabeth is presumed to have died in infancy prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1691.
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 31 JAN 1691 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Daniel CUTHBERT b: ABT 07 APR 1692 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Marie CUTHBERT b: ABT 30 JUN 1694 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
  4. Has No Children David CUTHBERT (NOT of Ardersier) b: ABT 1643 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to Bulloch this David Cuthbert is the David Cuthbert of Ardersier whose daughter Beatrix married Alexander Cuthbert, Merchant in Inverness, (above) and were parents of The Hon. Capt. James Cuthbert, 1st of Berthier-en-Haut (below). However Bulloch is in error here. He has conflated two contemporary David Cuthberts. This David Cuthbert is mentioned on 17 MAY 1678 in an Instrument of Premonition (GD176/572) by Alexander McIntosh of Connadge for which the list of witnesses includes George Cuthbert of Castlehill and David Cuthbert his brother-german. David is mentioned again on 18 APR 1705 in a Charter of Resignation by William Duff (GD23/2/33) mentioning lands that belonged to "the deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill then to David Cuthbert, his son". In neither of these documents is David referred to as "of/in Ardersier". Whereas the only document that refers to David Cuthbert "of Ardersier" is a letter dated 31 MAY 1679 (GD23/6/2) from Duncan Forbes in reference to the estate of "the deceased David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, from Ardersear." If David Cuthbert was mentioned as "from Ardersier" and deceased in 1679 then it would be hard to explain why he was not so-designated only a year earlier when he was still alive. But most convincingly, it would be hard to explain how he could be cited in 1705 as being alive 26 years after he died. Thus David Cuthbert of Ardersier cannot be the same person as David Cuthbert, son of John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill. See Cuthbert of Ardersier below for more information.

The Hon. Capt. James Cuthbert, 1st of Berthier-en-Haut, Québec, Canada

Has Children James CUTHBERT 1st Seigneur de Berthier b: ABT 05 MAY 1719 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, shown above as a son of Alexander Cuthbert, Merchant in Inverness, and Beatrix Cuthbert.  Cuthbert, James (fl. 1741-1798), legislative councillor, was the son of Alexander Cuthbert, of Inverness, Scotland, and Beatrix, daughter of David Cuthbert, of Ardresier, and belonged to a cadet branch of the barons of Castlehill. He served first in the British navy, and was present at the bombardment of Cartagena, Columbia, in 1741. Later he obtained a commission in the British army. He was attached first to the Black Watch, and then to the 15th Regiment, and attained the rank of captain. He was present at Louisbourg in 1758 and the Plains of Abraham in 1759; and he was sent by General Murray, whose aide-de-camp he was, to England to carry the news of the capture of Quebec. In 1765 he acquired the seigniory of Berthier, and he lived at Berthier for the rest of his life. In 1766 he was appointed by Murray to the Executive Council; and in 1775 he became a member of the Legislative Council. He encountered the hostility of both Carleton and Haldimand; and in 1786 he was dropped from the Council. The exact date of his death does not appear to be known; but died in 1798. He was thrice married. By his wife Catherine (d. 1785), he had three sons and seven daughters. See Abbé S. A. Moreau, L'honorable James Cuthbert, père (Bull. rech. hist., 1901). Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 168-169. Posted at http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/QuebecHistory/encyclopedia/JamesCuthbert1741-1798-QuebecHistory.htm

James Cuthbert was confirmed by the Lord Lyon as 11th in descent from George Cuthbert of Castle Hill, and as "son and heir of Alexander Cuthbert of Inverness, Esquire and Beatrix, daughter of David Cuthbert of Ardersier, Esquire. "

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography says the following about James:  CUTHBERT, JAMES, army officer, merchant, justice of the peace, and legislative councillor; b. c. 1719, probably at Farness (Highlands), Scotland, son of Alexander and Beatrix Cuthbert; m. 1749 Margaret Mackenzie; m. secondly 1766 Catherine Cairns, and they had three sons and seven daughters; m. thirdly 23 March 1786 Rebecca Stockton; d. 17 Sept. 1798 at Berthier-en-haut (Berthierville, Que.). The descendant of an old noble family, James Cuthbert began his career in the Royal Navy. Captain and commanding officer of an independent infantry company by October 1760, he was also a captain in the 101st Foot until December 1762, when he transferred to the 15th Foot. Cuthbert was a member of Murray's staff at Quebec; in 1765 he left the army.... His biography is found here: http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=35956&query=cuthbert

James married firstly in 1749 to Margaret MCKENZIE b: ABT 1726.  It is believed that they had no children.

James married secondly in 1766 in Quebec, Lower Canada, British North America to Catharine CAIRNS b: 1746.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children The Hon. Lieut. James CUTHBERT 2nd Seigneur de Berthier-en-Haut b: 1767 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  James was a lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal American Regiment. He resigned his commission in order to attend to matters of the family estate.
  2. Has No Children Alexander CUTHBERT b: 1768 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  Alexander died at age 42 without issue.
  3. Has No Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1770 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  This daughter, whose name is not known, married a Capt. CLARK.
  4. Has No Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1772 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  This daughter, whose name is not known, married a Col. ROMER.
  5. Has No Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1774 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  This daughter, whose name is not known, married a Col. ROBERTSON.
  6. Has Children The Hon. Ross CUTHBERT d'Autry et d'Orvilliers b: 17 FEB 1776 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  Ross married on 12 MAR 1799 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Anne Emily RUSH b: 01 JAN 1779 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, daughter of Dr. Benjamin Rush, one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence.  They had the following family:
    1. Has No Children James CUTHBERT b: 07 JAN 1800 in Lanoraie, Lower Canada, British North America.  James died 30 MAR 1842, believed to be without issue.
    2. Has No Children Julia CUTHBERT b: 02 OCT 1801 in Lanoraie, Lower Canada, British North America.  Julia died in infancy.
    3. Has No Children Georgina CUTHBERT b: 07 JUL 1803 in Lanoraie, Lower Canada, British North America
    4. Has No Children Mary CUTHBERT b: 25 FEB 1810 in Lanoraie, Lower Canada, British North America
  7. Has No Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1778 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  This daughter, whose name is not known, married a Capt. NICKSON.
  8. Has No Children Catherine CUTHBERT b: ABT 1780 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America, Catherine, who is the only daughter whose first name is known, married John ANTROBUS.
  9. Has Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1783 in Berthier-en-Haut (Berthierville), Québec, Lower Canada, British North America.  This daughter, whose name is not known, married a Major FENNERET and had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Georgina FENNERET b: ABT 1810

James married thirdly on 23 MAR 1786 in Quebec, Lower Canada, British North America to Rebecca STOCKTON b: ABT 1750.  They had no children.

George Cuthbert, 10th of Castlehill

Has Children George mac Sheorais CUTHBERT 10th of Castlehill b: ABT 1635 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, shown above as a son of John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill and Mary Cuthbert of Drakies.  George was referred to by the Gaelic patronymic "mac Sheorais" (pronounced "machk 'orrish") which means "son of George". According to family tradition, the Cuthberts went by the patronymic of mac Sheorais prior to adopting the surname Cuthbert.  It is likely that the patronymic was kept as an honorific for the head of the family.

According to Bulloch, George was named in a charter dated 1 APR 1677 in which he is described as heir to his father. However, this comes from Bulloch, whose presentation of the charters is extremely confusing, so this may not be an accurate reading of Bulloch. George is mentioned on 20 JUN 1674 in an interesting letter of Notorial Protest (GD23/4/32) by Mr. James Grant, advocate for George Cuthbert of Castlehill, "of dissociation of said George Cuthbert from an action before the Lords of Council and Session between the burgh of Invernes [Inverness] and John Forbes of Cullodne [Culloden], Mr. William Robertsone [Robertson] of Inches [Inshes] and deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, father of said George."  It's not known what action George's father, John, took that George felt the need to publicly dissociate himself from it, but it would be interesting to find out. On 23 JUN 1676 George Cuthbert of Castlehill is listed as cautioner for Hugh Fraser of Killbockie in a Precept of Poinding by James McIntoshe (GD23/10/129) from an earlier bond dated 20 DEC 1675.  On 9 JAN 1701 George was a signatory to a Petition of the Shire of Inverness which included the following signatories: George CUTHBERT of Castlehill, John CUTHBERT, younger of Castlehill, ___ CUTHBERT of Ardersier, John CUTHBERT of Brackenhills, John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, (another) John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, William CUTHBERT, merchant, James CUTHBERT, merchant, (another) James CUTHBERT, merchant.  In 1717 George is implied in a dispute with William Robertson over the marches of Drakies and Bogbain in which he is listed only as "Cuthbert of Castlehill." (GD133/42)  On 7 JUL 1720 George's son John is mentioned in an Assignation by Frederick Fraser, a glove maker in Inverness (GD23/10/508) which refers back to an earlier bond date 18 JAN 1715 in which John is styled as "John Cuthbert, younger of Castlehill" which would indicate that George was still alive at the time.  However it's difficult to determine from the context whether "at the time" would be 1715 or 1720.  George was still alive at the time of his grandson's marriage contract on 20 OCT 1724 (GD214/342) in which his grandson is styled as "George Cuthbert, eldest son of John Cuthbert, younger of Castlehill". As John is still styled as "younger" then his father, this George, must still have been alive.

George married Magdalen FRASER b: ABT 1640 in Brae, Inverness, Scotland, daughter of James FRASER of Brae and Beatrix WEMYSS of Fairkley.  This James Fraser was a son of Simon FRASER, Baron of Lovat and Jean/Janet STEWART, daughter of James STEWART of Doune, Laird of Glenfinglas.  George and Magdalen had the following children:

  1. Has Children John CUTHBERT 11th of Castlehill b: 1668 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
    1. His descendants are presented below.
  2. Has Children Mary CUTHBERT b: ABT 1675 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  Mary married David DAVIDSON of Cantry and Croy and Clava b: ABT 1675 in Cantray, Nairnshire, Scotland.  They had the following son:
    1. Has No Children Sir David DAVIDSON b: ABT 1700 in Cantray, Nairnshire, Scotland.
  3. Has Children Beatrix CUTHBERT b: ABT 1680 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  Beatrix married on 19 JUN 1701 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland to Hugh ROSE 15th of Kilravock and Sheriff of Inverness b: 27 JAN 1663 in Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Magdalene ROSE b: ABT 1702 in Scotland
    2. Has No Children Jean ROSE b: ABT 1706 in Scotland

Contemporary Cuthberts - Not Accounted For

In 1701 the following Cuthberts who have not been identified above signed the petition of the Shire: John Cuthbert of Backenhills, John Cuthbert, councillor of Inverness, (another) John Cuthbert, councillor of Inverness, William Cuthbert, merchant, James Cuthbert, merchant, (another) James Cuthbert, merchant.  All of these would be contemporary with John Cuthbert 11th of Castlehill.  There are too many possible means by which they could graft into the Cuthbert tree to reasonably suggest possibilities.

John Cuthbert, 11th of Castlehill

Has Children John CUTHBERT 11th of Castlehill b: 1668 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, shown above as a son of George Cuthbert, 10th of Castlehill and Magdalen Fraser.  John married ABT 1699 in Scotland to Jean HAY Heiress of Dalkethy b: ABT 1675 in Scotland, daughter of the Right Rev. William Hay, Bishop of Moray.  Bulloch describes John Cuthbert's wife, Jean/Jane, variously as Heiress of Dalkerthy and Dalkethy. Neither of these places have been found to exist. It's possible there was a Dalkethy, derivative from Dalkeithy perhaps located nearby to Inverkeithny, about ten miles east of Keith, Banff. However the family of Hay is known to have held the estate of Delgaty which seems close enough to likely be the correct derivation.  According to Bulloch: "Right Rev. William Hay, DD, of St. Andrews of the family of Park in Moray, was born 17 FEB 1647, died 1707, son of William Hay, A.M., master of the music school in old Aberdeen whom he succeeded about 1688.  [He] was Minister of Perth and was consecrated Bishop of Moray, 11 MAR 1688 at St. Andrews.  After he was deposed, he returned to the house of his son-in-law, John Cuthbert, where he died 17 MAY 1707.  He married Mary, daughter of John Wemyss, parson of Rothes."

According to Bulloch, John Cuthbert was named in a charter dated 20 APR 1699, in which he is granted the lands and barony of Castle Hill from his father. However, John's father, George Cuthbert, 10th of Castlehill, was still alive in 1699 so the reference is confusing.  Bulloch himself is confusing, at best, in his presentation of the old charters so it's hard to determine if this reference is correctly understood. John Cuthbert is included as a signatory on 9 JAN 1701 in a Petition of the Shire of Inverness 9 which included the following signatories: George CUTHBERT of Castlehill, John CUTHBERT, younger of Castlehill, ___ CUTHBERT of Ardersier, John CUTHBERT of Brackenhills, John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, (another) John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, William CUTHBERT, merchant, James CUTHBERT, merchant, (another) James CUTHBERT, merchant.

John and Jean had the following family:

  1. Has Children George CUTHBERT 12th of Castlehill b: ABT 26 JUL 1700 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland
    1. George's descendants are presented below.
  2. Has No Children Alexander CUTHBERT b: ABT 19 JAN 1702 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Alexander is presumed to have died as a child prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1708, or, given the similar dates of 19 JAN / 19 JUN, it's possible that there is only one Alexander and the dates have become confounded.
  3. Has No Children Abbé Alexander CUTHBERT-alias-COLBERT 13th of Castlehill b: ABT 19 JUN 1708 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Alexander was invited to France by his distant cousins, the Colbert family, where Alexander adopted the Colbert form of his surname. He became an abbot in the Gallican Church. On the death of his brother George in 1748, who left the estate of Castle Hill in debt, Alexander intervened financially in an effort to hold off the creditors and became proprietor of Castlehill. According to Bulloch, Alexander died in 1782 without a will and the estate again became at risk and was next saved by George Cuthbert, younger son of the deceased George Cuthbert 12th of Castle Hill.  However the Edinburgh Register of Deeds shows a will registered 23 Jul 1783 appointing his grand-nephew, Joseph Cuthbert (eldest son of Dr. James Cuthbert) in Savannah, Georgia, as his lawful heir.

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD4.238.237; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 34; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Notes: This document was subscribed in Savannah, Georgia and witnessed by Hugh RUSSELL and John DAVIDSON, merchant in Savannah Georgia.  This document indicates Joseph is the eldest son of James CUTHBERT, doctor in Savannah, Georgia, deceased, who was the second son of George CUTHBERT, of Castlehill, Inverness-shire, Scotland, deceased, who was the eldest son of John CUTHBERT of Castlehill.  There is also reference to John CUTHBERT's four sons: George; Lachlan, who died a Major General in Fredericksburg; Alexander, who became a Roman Catholic priest in France; and James.]

  4. Has Children Maj. Gen. Lachlan CUTHBERT b: ABT 29 MAR 1710 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Lachlan was invited to France by his distant cousins, the Colbert family. Lachlan served as a Major General in the French army.  Lachlan married to Mary Margaret HARTFORD of Sufton b: ABT 1720.  They had the following family:
    1. Has No Children Alexander Roger CUTHBERT b: ABT 1740 in France.  Alexander resided on his estate near Calais, France.
    2. Has No Children Daughter CUTHBERT b: ABT 1745 in France
  5. Has No Children Jean CUTHBERT b: ABT 21 SEP 1711 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland
  6. Has Children Dr. James CUTHBERT MD b: ABT 12 DEC 1716 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  James immigrated to South Caroline, USA.  He married firstly ABT 1750 to Patience HAMILTON b: ABT 1720.  There are no known children from this marriage.  James married secondly on 24 FEB 1758 in Presumably South Carolina, USA to Mary HAZZARD b: 1718 in St. Helena Parish, Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.  James and Mary had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Jane Hay CUTHBERT b: 21 DEC 1758 in Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.  Jane married on APR 1776 in South Carolina, USA to John Berners BARNWELL b: ABT 1755
      1. According to Bulloch they had children, but their names are not known.
    2. Has Children Gen. John Alexander CUTHBERT, 1st of Richfield b: 12 OCT 1760 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  General Cuthbert resided at the Richfield Plantation (see sidebar), a 2200 acre rice plantation in Beaufort County which he purchased in 1817.  When he died in 1826 the estate passed to his son George.  John married to Mary Dupré HEYWARD b: 1771, daughter of Thomas Heyward and Annie Gignilliat.  They had the following children:
      1. Has Children Dr. George CUTHBERT, 2nd of Richfield b: ABT 1778 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Dr. George Cuthbert's exact date of birth is unknown. He was first in line to inherit the Richfield Plantation and is thus presumed to be the eldest son. He inherited the Richfield Plantation in Beaufort County when his father died in 1826. Two years later George died and the plantation passed to George's brother Col. James Cuthbert. According to Bulloch, George married his cousin, Anne Cuthbert, daughter of Lewis Cuthbert, 16th and last of Castlehill. However, English census and death records prove this to be incorrect. It's more likely that George married a Anne Cuthbert (b ca 1785-90), daughter of Lewis Cuthbert in Savannah, Georgia.  His children shown here are as given by Bulloch; their birth dates are merely approximations.
        1. Has No Children Mary Louise CUTHBERT b: ABT 1800 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        2. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: ABT 1803 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        3. Has No Children James or John Alexander CUTHBERT b: ABT 1805 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
      2. Has No Children Caroline CUTHBERT b: ABT 1790 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. 
      3. Has Children Ann Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: 12 MAR 1792 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Ann married on 07 JAN 1813 in South Carolina, USA to Thomas HEYWARD b: 14 JUL 1789 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children George Cuthbert HEYWARD b: 12 JAN 1822 in Bluffton, South Carolina, USA
        2. Has No Children Thomas Savage HEYWARD b: 15 OCT 1815 in South Carolina, USA
        3. Has No Children Elizabeth Savage HEYWARD b: 09 NOV 1819 in South Carolina, USA
      4. Has Children Col. James CUTHBERT, 3rd of Richfield b: 1794 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Col. James Cuthbert inherited the Richfield Plantation from his brother George who died in 1828. When Col. Cuthbert died in 1838 the plantation passed to his son, James Cuthbert Jr.  James Cuthbert married on 05 JAN 1818 to Anne Miles HEYWARD b: 1798, daughter of William Heyward and Charlotte Villeponteaux.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Mary CUTHBERT b: ABT 1818 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        2. Has No Children James CUTHBERT, 4th and Last of Richfield b: 1820 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  James Cuthbert Jr. inherited the Richfield Plantation in Beaufort County when his father died in 1838. When James died in 1852 the property was purchased by John White Gregorie. In 1850 James is shown as a bachelor and the proprietor of a plantation valued at $20,000 (equivalent to approx. $8M in 2009). James married ABT 1851 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA to Harriet HEYWARD b: ABT 1825.  James died in 1852 and is presumed to have had no children.
        3. Has No Children Harriet CUTHBERT b: ABT 1824 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        4. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 1826 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        5. Has No Children Janet CUTHBERT b: ABT 1828 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        6. Has No Children Anne CUTHBERT b: ABT 1831 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        7. Has No Children Daniel CUTHBERT b: ABT 1834 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
      5. Has No Children John Alexander CUTHBERT b: 1797 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  John Cuthbert married and may have had descendants. They are beyond the scope of this research project.
      6. Has Children Dr. Thomas Heyward CUTHBERT b: 1798 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Thomas married firstly to Sarah F or Louisa FISHBURNE b: 1800 with whom he had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Thomas L CUTHBERT b: ABT 1824 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. 
        2. Has No Children Jean Hay CUTHBERT b: ABT 1826 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. 

        Thomas married secondly to Elizabeth Nathalie BARNWELL b: 1805.  They had the following children:

        1. Has No Children Elizabeth Nathalie CUTHBERT b: 1827 in Prince William Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
        2. Has No Children Several Other Children CUTHBERT b: BET 1820 AND 1840 in South Carolina, USA
    3. Has Children James Hazzard CUTHBERT b: 28 AUG 1762 in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  James married on 05 MAY 1784 (or 1785) in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA to Sarah BARNWELL b: 15 APR 1764 in South Carolina, USA, daughter of Nathaniel Barnwell and Mary Gibbes.  They had the following children:
      1. Has Children James Hazzard CUTHBERT b: 24 JAN 1786 in South Carolina, USA.  He married Elizabeth BARNWELL b: ABT 1785 and had the following child:
        1. Has No Children Anne CUTHBERT b: 1807
      2. Has Children John Alexander CUTHBERT b: 03 FEB 1790 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.  He married on 15 DEC 1811 to Mary Bower WILLIAMSON b: ABT 1790.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Sarah Barnwell CUTHBERT b: 02 JUN 1813 in South Carolina, USA
        2. Has No Children William Henry CUTHBERT b: 06 JAN 1814 in Braes Island, South Carolina, USA
        3. Has No Children Mary Porcher CUTHBERT b: 11 MAR 1815 in South Carolina, USA
        4. Has No Children Sarah Barnwell CUTHBERT b: 12 NOV 1816 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
      3. Has No Children Robert Barnwell CUTHBERT b: 08 MAY 1791 in South Carolina, USA.  He married Gertrude VERPLANCK b: 1795 in New York, USA.

      James Hazzard Cuthbert married secondly ABT 1797 in South Carolina, USA to Fanny FURZE b: ABT 1778.  They had the following children:

      1. Has Children Lucius CUTHBERT b: 27 DEC 1798 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Lucious married Charlotte FULLER b: 1802 in South Carolina, USA.  They had the following children:
        1. Has Children Rev. James Hazzard CUTHBERT DD b: 1823 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  James married Julia Elizabeth TURPIN b: ABT 1830.
          1. Has No Children James H CUTHBERT b: 1853
          2. Has No Children Lucius Montrose CUTHBERT b: 1856
          3. Has No Children Mary D'Antignac CUTHBERT b: 1858
          4. Has No Children Middleton Fuller CUTHBERT b: ABT 1862
          5. Has No Children Sophy D'Antignac CUTHBERT b: 1867
          6. Has No Children Jessie L CUTHBERT b: 1870
        2. Has No Children Edward CUTHBERT b: ABT 1825 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  According to Bulloch, Edward died in childhood.
        3. Has No Children Frances CUTHBERT b: 1830 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        4. Has No Children Lucius CUTHBERT b: 1832 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        5. Has Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 1832 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Elizabeth married Thomas J WELLS b: ABT 1830.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Joseph Seabrook WELLS b: ABT 1855
          2. Has No Children Lucius Cuthbert WELLS b: ABT 1860
        6. Has No Children Thomas Fuller CUTHBERT b: 1834 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        7. Has No Children Charlotte Fuller CUTHBERT b: ABT 1836 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
        8. Has No Children Rosa CUTHBERT b: 1839 in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.  Rosa married Henry MAGWOOD b: ABT 1840.
      2. Has Children Dr. Edward CUTHBERT MD b: 1800 in South Carolina, USA.  Edward married Louisa SCREVEN b: ABT 1800.  They had the following child:
        1. Has Children Alice L CUTHBERT b: ABT 1822 in South Carolina, USA.  Alice married on 23 MAY 1844 to George Henry GUERARD b: 04 OCT 1820.  They had the following children:
        2. Has No Children William Percy GUERARD b: 14 APR 1845 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
        3. Has No Children Sophia Percy GUERARD b: ABT 1848 in South Carolina, USA
        4. Has No Children Louisa Chisolm GUERARD b: 03 MAY 1850 in South Carolina, USA
        5. Has No Children George Henry GUERARD b: 28 JUN 1853 in South Carolina, USA
      3. Has Children George CUTHBERT b: ABT 1803 in South Carolina, USA.  George married Charlotte BARNWELL b: ABT 1805.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: ABT 1825
        2. Has No Children Edward CUTHBERT b: ABT 1828
        3. Has No Children Charlotte CUTHBERT b: ABT 1831
    4. Has No Children Betsy CUTHBERT b: ABT 1765 in Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Richfield Plantation (Auldbrass)

Richfield Plantation was a 2200 acre rice plantation in Yemassee, Prince William parish, Beaufort County, South Carolina.  It was established in the mid-18th century and actually predates the town of Yemassee, which was established on lands acquired from the Richfield Plantation.  Richfield was purchased in 1817 by General John Alexander Cuthbert and the estate passed through three generations in the family until it was sold in 1852.  The estate is currently owned by by Hollywood movie producer, Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Matrix), who recently spent over $10,000,000 restoring the Frank Lloyd Wright designed manor home.  The name of the plantation was changed to Auldbrass when Wright designed the new house in the early 20th century.

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1804 – Nathaniel Heyward bought Richfield which consisted of 2,178 acres.

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1817 – General John Alexander Cuthbert purchased the plantation from Heyward

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1826 – General Cuthbert died and he left the plantation to his son, Dr. George Cuthbert. Two years later Dr. Cuthbert died and his brother, Colonel James Cuthbert took over ownership of Richfield.

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1838 – Colonel Cuthbert died and the property went to his son, James Cuthbert, Jr.

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1852 – James Cuthbert, Jr. died and the property was purchased by John White Gregorie.


Auldbrass House as it looks today.

The plantation of Drakies (next to Mulberry Grove) in Georgia and Richfield Plantation in South Carolina were located about 40 miles apart.  South Carolina and Georgia are adjacent states.  Savannah, Georgia is on the south bank of the Savannah River which forms the border with South Carolina.

George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill

Thanks to Jim Culbert of The Cuthbert Families of Scotland website for finding some of the deeds referenced in this following section. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~culbert/scot_cuthbert.htm

Has Children George CUTHBERT 12th of Castlehill and Sheriff-Deputy of Inverness b: ABT 26 JUL 1700 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, shown above as a son of John Cuthbert, 11th of Castlehill and Jean Hay, Heiress of Dalkerthy.  George was Sheriff-depute of Inverness-shire under his cousin, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat.  George was a frequent persecutor and executor of witches. He died 1748 in Aultmuiak, Inverness, Scotland in a fall from his horse. Public sentiment proclaimed that his death was the vengeance of all the witches he'd killed.  George died leaving the estate of Castle Hill very much encumbered and his children in distressed circumstances. The estate was temporarily financially saved by the intervention of George's brother, the Abbé Colbert and then by the intervention of George's son, George Cuthbert in Jamaica.  George was contracted in marriage (GD214/342) on 20 OCT 1724 in Inverness in which he is identified as "George Cuthbert, eldest son of John Cuthbert younger of Castlehill" and was contracted to "Mary McIntosh, only daughter of James Mackintosh, collector of customs at Inverness."  On 12 NOV 1736 George authored a disposition (GD23/3/39) to Ludovick Grant, younger of Grant for various fishing rites on the River Ness, in which George is styled as "George Cuthbert of Castlehill, nearest and lawful heir to his grandfather, deceased George Cuthbert of Castlehill, and to deceased John Cuthbert of Castlehill, father of the first-said George."  George is referenced in the following deed: Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD3.246.1172; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 34; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Notes: This deed was written by George THOMSON, clerk, and subscribed in Edinburgh, Scotland on 5 APR 1787, and witnessed by William MCINTOSH, advocate, Anthony BARCLAY, Clerk to the Signet, and George THOMSON.  This document indicates that Lewis CUTHBERT was Commissioner and attorney for his brother, George CUTHBERT, mentions that the estate owned by his father, George CUTHBERT, was sold to George's brother Alexander CUTHBERT, and also mentions Mary MCINTOSH, widow of George CUTHBERT, George's sister Magdaline CUTHBERT, married to James JOHNSON, and George's sister Rachel CUTHBERT, married to Simon FRASER.]

George married on 06 NOV 1724 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland to Mary MCINTOSH of Holme b: ABT 1700 in Scotland. They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Rachel CUTHBERT b: ABT 08 APR 1727 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  She presumably died young prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1739.
  2. Has No Children Jean CUTHBERT b: APR 1728 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Lieut. John CUTHBERT b: ABT 31 MAY 1729 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  John's baptism was witnessed by John Forbes of Culloden, John Cuthbert of Castlehill (grandfather), John Baillie of Torbrake. John was a Lieutenant in his cousin's regiment, the 78th Regiment of Foot, "Fraser's Highlanders". He was killed at the landing at Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada on 8 JUN 1758 and was distinguished as a promising officer by General Wolf.
  4. Has No Children Magdalen CUTHBERT b: ABT 03 APR 1731 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Magdalen married to Maj. James JOHNSON.  James served as a Major in the 61st Regiment.
  5. Has Children Dr. James CUTHBERT MD, 1st of Coleraine Tweedside Plantation and 3rd of Drakies Plantation b: ABT 21 AUG 1732 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  James' baptism gives his mother's name as "Marjory Mcintosh." James immigrated to California, USA and then settled in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA. 

    Dr. James Cuthbert, MD, Savannah, was blamed for a small pox outbreak in 1764 for his practice of variolation (immunization by cutting into the vein and inserting a small quantity of small pox puss to produce a less-deadly version of the disease).  Variolation was a common practice, but Cuthbert was forbidden to practice variolation by the Governor of the colony.  Afterwhich Cuthbert offered free immunizations outside of town. http://books.google.com/books?id=MqRKJAwjusAC&pg=PA75&lpg=PA76&ots=3KFSixPyjy&dq=cuthbert+savannah#PPA76,M1

    In 1768, George Cuthbert, 2nd of Drakies Plantation in Georgia died without heirs.  Dr. James Cuthbert in Savannah, Georgia, described as a "brother" was named as one of the executors, with his sons Joseph and George named as heirs.  It is impossible for James to have been a brother-german to the late George, but he may have been a brother-in-law by unknown means or the term "brother" may have been used quite loosely.

    October 11, 1769 - RUN AWAY from the subscriber, A NEGROE FELLOW, names GEORGE, of the Coromantee country, formerly the property of Henry Younge, Esq. is about five feet ten inches high, and about 40 years old, commonly has a long beard; he had on when he went away a green jacket; he was lately shot in the leg, and was not completely cured, is very lame; it's supposed he is harboured in or about Savannah or Skidaway island. Whoever will take him, and deliver him to the Warden of the Work-house, shall have ten shillings reward, and all reasonable charges paid by JAMES CUTHBERT

    Coleraine Tweedside Plantation In 1769 James Cuthbert (Dr) purchased 150 acres of the Onslow Plantation from Wylly.

     

    James presumably died prior to 23 Jul 1783 as his son Joseph was next in line to inherit Castlehill, however James is listed in a 1783 Georgia immigration document along with his son Joseph. 

    Note - The 1790 Reconstructed Census for Georgia for 1790 lists only the following Cuthberts in all of Georgia, and they are all residing in Chatham County.  There are no other Cuthberts shown residing in Georgia.  The Reconstructed Census lists only names and county, no other information whatsoever.  It is presumed that these people represent heads of households only as is the case with the rest of the 1790 census.

    1. George Cuthbert (presumably the eldest son of Dr. James Cuthbert Sr)
    2. Dr. James Cuthbert (Probably the younger Dr. James Cuthbert.  However, as no age is given there is no way of knowing if this is the elder or younger Dr. Cuthbert.)
    3. James Cuthbert (Possibly the younger Dr. James Cuthbert, or another James, perhaps from the Drakies family.)
    4. Joseph Cuthbert (Joseph is listed in three places in the census, but as no information other than names is given it's not known if the three references are to three different Joseph Cuthberts, or merely three references to the same person. Given that the Cuthbert family of Drakies Plantation, Savannah, Georgia had an early patriarch who may have been named Joseph, and that this family was still occupying Drakies in 1790 then it would seem likely that there was more than one Joseph and that one of these was the son of Dr. James Cuthbert and at least one, if not both, of the others were from the Drakies family. See Drakies family below.)
    5. Lewis Cuthbert (son of Dr. James Cuthbert Sr)
    6. Mrs Penelope Cuthbert (Presumably a widow, but her identity is unknown.)

    James married on 12 APR 1757 to Anne BRYAN b: ABT 1735.  They had the following children:

    1. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: ABT 1758 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  George was named joint-heir to Drakies in Georgia with his brother Joseph on 23 JUL 1783.  (See notes on Joseph.)

      CUTHBERT, GEORGE (DEATH) (CHRIST CHURCH PARISH, CHATHAM CO., GA.) MARY ELLIOTT, OF BEAUFORT, S. C., WIDOW, LTRS. ADMR., WITH WILL ANNEXED. Said Mary Elliott having been widow and relick of said George Cuthbert. 6/1/1786 (Register of Deaths in Savannah, Georgia)

    2. Has No Children Joseph CUTHBERT 14th of Castlehill b: ABT 1760 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USAOn 23 Jul 1783 Joseph appointed his uncle Lewis Cuthbert, Provost Marshall of Jamaica, et al, as his attorneys, coincident with the death of his grand-uncle Abbé Alexander Cuthbert, 13th of Castlehill.  Two years later, Joseph is cited in a will dated 6 JUL 1785 in which he is identified as "Joseph Cuthbert in Savannah, Georgia, eldest son of Dr. James Cuthbert in Savannah" and named as heir to Abbé Alexander Colbert, 13th of Castlehill.  It would appear that the estate was contested in the intervening time.  Bulloch says that the Abbé Colbert died without a will.  It would appear that it took Joseph and his family attorneys some time to "find" the will.  Whether or not the will was truly found or merely fabricated is not significant as Joseph was the lawful heir anyway.

      It is known that the estate of Castlehill was severely financially encumbered at this point.  The estate passed next to Joseph's youngest uncle, George Cuthbert, who is said to have "intervened financially" rather than to any of Joseph's elder uncles or younger siblings.  From this action, it would appear that Joseph could not afford to keep Castlehill and sold it to his uncle George Cuthbert.  It is not known if Joseph Cuthbert married or had any children.

      CUTHBERT, GEORGE (DEATH) DAVID ADAMS OF S.C., PLANTER, LTRS. ADMR. WITH WILL ANNEXED, UNADMINISTERED BY JOSEPH CUTHBERT OF CHATHAM CO., GA., PLANTER, DECEASED, UNADMINISTERED BY ALEXANDER INGLIS, EXEC. OF LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. 8/4/1791. SALES ---- 4/25/1793 1/28/1796 JAMES CUTHBERT, LTRS. ADMR. 9/13/1798. (Register of Deaths in Savannah, Georgia)

      Joseph is cited in the following deeds:

      Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD4.238.237; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 34; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Notes: This document was subscribed in Savannah, Georgia and witnessed by Hugh RUSSELL and John DAVIDSON, merchant in Savannah Georgia.  This document indicates Joseph is the eldest son of James CUTHBERT, doctor in Savannah, Georgia, deceased, who was the second son of George CUTHBERT, of Castlehill, Invernessshire, Scotland, deceased, who was the eldest son of John CUTHBERT of Castlehill.  There is also reference to John CUTHBERT's four sons: George; Lachlan, who died a Major General in Fredericksburg; Alexander, who became a Roman Catholic priest in France; and James.]

      Scottish Records Office, Edinburgh; In: David Dobson, 1985, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. IV, p. 36; ISBN: 0-8063-1105-3.  [Note: This document pertains to Services of Heirs, which relates to land transferred to an heir by claim of inheritance.  Joseph CUTHBERT, of Georgia, received from his grand-uncle, Alexander CUTHBERT, son of John CUTHBERT of Castlehill, will registered 6 Jul 1785.]

    3. Has No Children Lewis CUTHBERT b: ABT 1762 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  Nothing more is known of Lewis, but his distant cousin George Cuthbert in Beaufort, South Carolina married an Anne Cuthbert, daughter of Lewis, who may have been this Lewis.  Lewis was manager of the Drakies Plantation in Georgia under his brother George's ownership.
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 1764 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
    5. Has No Children Dr. James CUTHBERT MD b: ABT 1766 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  Bulloch records this Dr. James Cuthbert as being "of Drakies" (like his father) however The Savannah River Plantations contradicts this and indicates that this James never inherited Drakies and was never associated with Drakies.
    6. Has No Children Jane CUTHBERT b: ABT 1768 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
  6. Has No Children Abbé Seignelay CUTHBERT Bishop of Rhodez, Count of Rhodez b: ABT 13 AUG 1735 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, and baptised as "Segnelay Cuthbert".  Seignelay immigrated at the invitation of his uncles to France as a 14 year old boy in 1750, where he enrolled in the priesthood. By age 28 he became Grand Vicar-General of Toulouse and in 1781 was made Bishop of Rhodez. "As Bishop, he distinguished himself by the work he did for the improvement of agriculture and industry in his diocese, and, as a member of the States General in 1789, he became the hero of the hour in Paris and was carried shoulder-high through the streets for proposing the union of the clergy with the Third Estate. In 1792, during the French Revolution, when the Civil Constitution of the clergy was declared, Segnelay refused to submit, and fled to England to seek shelter and asylum with his brother Lewis. Segnelay later returned to France and spent the remainder of his days as Secretary to King Louis XVIII." (Bulloch)

    Seignelay is recorded as having been a cousin of philosopher David Hume and a close friend and "chief guide" to Adam Smith, the famous economist.

    Belfast Newsletter, 18-22 May 1781, p. 2.  Under the heading of Dublinis found the following notice:
    "A letter from Paris, dated April 30, says, 'On Sunday, the 22nd instant, John Seignelay COLBERT, or CUTHBERT, was consecrated Bishop Rodez Rovergue, by Stephen Charles Lomenie de Brienne, Archbishop of Toulouse, assisted by John de la Croix de Castries, Bishop of Vabres, and John Augustus de Chastenet de Puysequi, Bishop of Careassone(?), in the presence of a numerous assembly of persons of the first distinction in France, friends of the Bishop-elect, and of the principal nobility and gentry, British subjects, who were then in this city.  This gentleman is the eldest son of the late Mr. COLBERT of Castlehill, in Invernessshire, in Scotland.  He came to France at the age of fourteen years, and was placed by his uncle, a Roman Catholic clergyman, in the Scotch college at Paris, where he remained some years.  He was afterwards in the college of Harcourt, and in both these colleges always distinguished himself by his good behaviour, and diligent application to his studies.  He returned to the Scotch college, received priestly orders, was made Vicar-General in the diocese of Toulouse, and on account of his extraordinary parts and great merit, has been raised to the episcopal dignity, which very seldom happens to a foreigner in France.  He is not only Bishop, but also Count of Rodez, and President of the States of Rovergue.  He is, at present, about 46 years of age, of a very becoming appearance, and is endowed with a solid judgement, and a remarkable good heart.'"

  7. Has Children Lewis CUTHBERT 16th & Last of Castlehill and Provost Marshall of Jamaica b: ABT 29 JAN 1737 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to Bulloch, Lewis Cuthbert went to Jamaica and prospered. Deeds (below) show that Lewis resided in Spanish Town, Jamaica where he was a lawyer and served as Provost Marshall of Jamaica from 1783-1795.  In 1783, Lewis' uncle, Abbé Alexander Cuthbert, 13th of Castlehill, died without issue.  On 23 Jul 1783 Lewis was appointed as attorney to his nephew, Joseph Cuthbert, 14th of Castlehill, for the purpose of settling the estate.  However the estate of Castlehill was still financially burdened and it would appear that Joseph could not afford to maintain the estate.  On 20 Jan 1785, Lewis was appointed as attorney to his wealthy younger brother, George Cuthbert, who then took over Castlehill.  In 1789 George died and Lewis succeeded him in the estate of Castle Hill.

    According to Bulloch, when Lewis died in 1802 his will prescribed that his estates be divided equally among his two sons and three daughters -- thus necessitating the sale of Castlehill for equal financial distribution. However, there is a deed dated May 1795, showing the lands of Castlehill being conveyed to Messrs. Abram Roberts and Company in London, England.  This would appear to indicate that Lewis actually sold Castlehill outright a full seven years before his death.  Perhaps Lewis too could not manage the debts of the estate.  Lewis' children in England are all listed as "fund holders" thus it would appear that Bulloch was partially correct that the residue of the estate was divided among Lewis' children.

    Lewis died 29 OCT 1802 in Jamaica, but his widow, one son (Seignelay), and his three daughters moved to England. His eldest son (George) remained in Jamaica and thrived. Lewis' children are found in later records residing in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England (now part of the city of Bristol). His youngest son, Seignelay, is shown as having been born in Bath, Somerset, England (about ten miles southeast of Bristol) in 1786, prior to Lewis' death in Jamaica in 1802. This would make it appear that Lewis was maintaining a residence in England while living in Jamaica and travelling between the two. 

    For further discussion on Lewis Cuthbert and his role as Provost Marshall of Jamaica please see here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=199&mforum=rykbrowngenealo

    Bulloch muddles the children of this family and lists four sons: George, Thomas, Seignelay and George.

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD4.246.447; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 35; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Note: In this deed Lewis CUTHBERT appoints James GRANT, of Corriemonie, advocate in Edinburgh, and John BAILLIE, of Dunain, Inverness, as his attornies.  The deed was written by Thomas ROSS, Clerk to Thomas GALLY, attorney at law, of Kingston, Surry County, Jamaica, and was subscribed in Kingston on 2 Jul 1789, with witnesses Thomas GALLY and Thomas ROSS.  The deed mentions that George CUTHBERT is deceased.]

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD5.50.364; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 35; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Note: This document is a letter, dated 27 May 1795, from Lewis CUTHBERT, in Jamaica, via the man of war Europa, accompanying the full conveyance and disposition of the estate lands of Castlehill.]

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD5.50.364; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 35; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Note: This document is a letter, dated 2 Feb 1796, from Lewis CUTHBERT, of Spanish Town Jamaica, to Abram ROBERTS and Company, London, England.  Reference is made to Mr. GILZEAN, factor in Inverness, and to George KEARNEY.]

    CUTHBERT: Jane, 86, died 28 Sept., buried 5 October 1830. Daughter of Hon. George Pinnock. Married 31 May 1766 Kingston, Jamaica, Lewis Cuthbert (died 20 Sept. 1802) of Castle Hill, Inverness and Jamaica. Children include Hon. George Cuthbert, President of the Council in Jamaica. Ann Murray Cuthbert, born August 1777 (died Clifton 29 May 1855). Elizabeth Pinnock Cuthbert (died Clifton 9 Feb 1855 aged 75). In Clifton churchyard on the same stone as Ann Murray Cuthbert are inscriptions for Seignelay Thomas Cuthbert born 5 Jan 1786, died August 1872, and Frederick William Cuthbert born 20 May, died 22 Sept 1841. (Bristol Cathedral (Gloucestershire) Register 1669-1837)

    Lewis married on 31 MAY 1766 in Kingston Jamaica to Jean PINNOCK b: 1744, daughter of The Hon. George Pinnock.  They had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Hon. George CUTHBERT, President of the Council in Jamaica b: ABT 1770 in Jamaica.  According to Bulloch, George "remained in Jamaica and thrived"  while while his brother, widowed mother and sisters moved to England.  George's mother's obit records that George was President of the Council of Jamaica.  It is not known if he married or had children.  George is mentioned on 26 OCT 1807 in a Precept of Clare Constat (GD23/4/243) by the magistrates and town council of Inverness, in favour of "George Cuthbert of Spanishtown in Jamaica [West Indies], as heir to his father, Lewis Cuthbert, in portions of the lands of Bogbain, in the sherriffdom of Inverness."  This document post-dates George's believed date of death of 29 OCT 1802.  The discrepancy of dates has not been reconciled.
    2. Has No Children Mary Hay CUTHBERT b: 1774 in Jamaica.  Mary grew up in Jamaica but moved to England with her widowed mother and younger siblings.  She never married.  CUTHBERT: Mary Hay, 45, of Clifton, Bristol. Buried 2 March 1819. Eldest daughter of Lewis  (died 20 Sept. 1802) and Jane (died 1830) Cuthbert, of Castle Hill, co Inverness and Jamaica.  (Bristol Cathedral (Gloucestershire) Register 1669-1837)
    3. Has No Children Ann Murray CUTHBERT b: 1778 in Jamaica.  After Annie's father's death, Annie moved from Jamaica to England along with her widowed mother and other siblings, save for her oldest brother. She is erroneously recorded by Bulloch as having married her cousin George Cuthbert from South Carolina, USA, son of Gen. John A. Cuthbert and Mary Dupré Heyward. This is contradicted by English census and death records which show her as an elderly spinster residing in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England until 1855. She resided with her sister Elizabeth and both are recorded as "fund holders".
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth Pinnock CUTHBERT b: 1781 in Jamaica.  After Elizabeth's father's death, Elizabeth moved from Jamaica to England along with her widowed mother and other siblings, save for her oldest brother. Census and death records show her as an elderly spinster and "fund holder" residing in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England with her spinster sister, Ann.
    5. Has Children Seignelay Thomas CUTHBERT b: 1786 in Bath, Somerset, England.  Bulloch muddles the children of Lewis Cuthbert and shows two different sons named Seignelay and Thomas, when they appear to be the same person.  English census and parish records show Seignelay Thomas Cuthbert residing in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England until 1872 along with his spinster sisters. According to Bulloch, Seignelay Thomas Cuthbert had a son, Thomas, who was warden at Clewer's Lodge, Windsor, Berkshire, England in 1908. However, no such son has been found in census or birth records.  Seignelay married Frances HARRIET b: 1807 in London, Middlesex, England.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children George Seignelay CUTHBERT b: ABT 20 JAN 1840 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England
      2. Has No Children Frederick William CUTHBERT b: 22 MAY 1841 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.  He died in infancy.
      3. Has No Children Louisa Arrabella CUTHBERT b: ABT 28 DEC 1842 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England
      4. Has No Children Henrietta F CUTHBERT b: ABT 11 JUN 1844 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England
  8. Has No Children Rachel CUTHBERT b: ABT 14 DEC 1739 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to Bulloch, Rachel married Simon FRASER, of Daltullich
  9. Has No Children Lachlan CUTHBERT b: ABT 04 JAN 1742 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  He presumably died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1743.
  10. Has No Children Lachlan CUTHBERT b: ABT 29 DEC 1743 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  Lachlan was a young and promising officer in the British Artillery. At age 16, in 1760, at the siege of Belle-Isle on the coast of Brittany, he commanded the cannon and was cited for gallant behaviour. He died in his 21st year in France.
  11. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: APR 1745 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  He died in infancy.
  12. Has No Children George CUTHBERT 15th of Castlehill and Provost Marshall of Jamaica, b: ABT 29 MAR 1748 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  George's first name is not recorded in the OPR, but Bulloch records that George was born posthumously two months after his father's death in 1748 which matches with the baptismal record. George went to Jamaica and served as a representative in the Assembly for Port Royal and later as Provost Marshal General of Jamaica; 1785-1788 in which office he was succeeded by his brother, Lewis. According to Bulloch, after George's father's death, the estate of Castlehill fell to creditors and was partially saved by George's uncle Abbé Alexander Cuthbert-alias-Colbert and secondly by the purchase of this George Cuthbert who then became proprietor of the family estate. However, George had barely rescued the estate from creditors when he died 17 JUN 1789 without a will. Castle Hill then passed to his brother Lewis.  Not quite.

    It would appear, that Bulloch glosses over much in the complicated transition of the estate through this period.  What appears to be more precisely the case that when George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill died in 1748 leaving the estate financially encumbered, then his next lawful heir, James Cuthbert (only 16 at the time and not yet a doctor) was too young to handle the debts and the estate was passed laterally, by purchase, to George's brother, the Abbé Alexander Colbert, 13th of Castlehill, who must have been somewhat, if not wholly, successful in his efforts to rescue the estate from creditors as he held the estate in his own right for another 30 years until his own death in 1782.  Upon the death of the Abbé Colbert the next lawful heir was this George's brother, Dr. James Cuthbert, however he may have been elderly or deceased and unable to assume the burden of the estate as it passed over James to his eldest son, Joseph Cuthbert in Savannah Georgia.  It would appear that it required about two years of legal efforts for Joseph to claim his inheritance.  The estate then passed quickly to this George Cuthbert which seems to imply that Joseph could not handle the debts of the estate and this George purchased Castlehill from his nephew Joseph.

    On 20 Jan 1785, George appointed his elder brother, Lewis Cuthbert, as his attorney regarding his estate in Inverness.  On 31 Dec 1788, George appointed Robert Jamieson, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, Scotland, as his factor.  However, no sooner had George managed to settle the estate upon himself then he promptly died on 17 JUN 1789 and Castlehill passed to George's older brother, Lewis.  It would appear that Lewis, too, felt the burden of the estate's debts as there is a deed dated May 1795, showing the lands of Castlehill being conveyed to Messrs. Abram Roberts and Company in London, England.  Thus Castlehill passed forever out of the hands of the Cuthbert family.

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD4.239.451; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, Vol. VI, p. 33; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Notes: This appointment was subscribed in St. Jago de la Vega, Middlesex County, Jamaica with witnesses Duncan FRASER, gentleman, Jamaica, and Joseph Drew MUNRO, writer.  This volume contains abstracts of all documents pertaining to North America recorded in the Edinburgh Register of Deeds.]

    Edinburgh Register of Deeds, RD3.245.210; In: David Dobson, 1986, Directory of Scottish Settlers In North America, 1625-1825, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Vol. VI, p. 34; ISBN: 0-8063-1157-6.  [Note: This deed was written by James MURRAY, St. Jago de la Vega, Middlesex County, Jamaica, and subscribed there with witnesses Thomas BROWN, clerk, and William BAILLIE, planter in Middlesex County.]

    CUTHBERT, GEORGE (DEATH) KINGSTON (JAMAICA), 6/20/1789. Early on Wednesday morning died at his house in Spanish Town, universally lamented, George Cuthbert, ESQ., one of the Representatives in Assembly for the Parish of Port Royal, and late Provost Marshall General of this island, of apoplexy. (Register of Deaths in Savannah, Georgia)

Cuthbert of Drakies

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Drakies, Inverness, Scotland

Raigmore Hospital
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Raigmore Hospital, Inverness
On the lands of the former Drakies estate.

The estate of Drakies no longer exists but has been subsumed by the subdivision of Culcabock in the city of Inverness and by the grounds of the Raigmore Hospital (click on photo at right).  It was located about two miles east of the Auld Castlehill.  The maps below show the location of Drakies in 1832 and on a modern OS map of Inverness.

According to Cuthbert family tradition, Drakies was the first portion of the Cuthbert family estates.  Bulloch states:

The Cuthberts came from Northumbria in AD 700 during the reign of Alfred.  George (no surname -- identical with, or descended from the Bishop of Lindsfarne) came north to Inverness, the seat of the King of Alba, for shelter with Alfred of Northumbria.  They distinguished themselves in the service of the King of Alba and were granted the lands of Droggie/Drakies.  They were later granted the lands of Muckovy, and later the lands of Castle Hill as a royal holding, ca. 950 shortly after Kenneth united the Albanaich and the Picts.

If this tradition is valid then the Cuthberts first held Drakies possibly as early as the 8th century and later added to their holdings the estate of Castlehill.  It would appear that Castlehill was the superior of the estates and the Cuthbert family moved it's primary residence from Drakies to Castlehill either in the 10th century as noted in the preceding quote or in the 14th century as described in the introduction to the Cuthberts of Castlehill further above.  The latter dating seems more likely.  When the Cuthbert family moved to Castlehill then Drakies became part of the larger Castlehill estates and was likely used as a residence for younger sons.

The first evidence we find of Drakies again being used as a distinct and possibly hereditary holding is not until 1619 when we find "James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies" mentioned in an Instrument of Sasine (described in more detail below).  From this point onwards we begin to see regular references to "Cuthbert in Drakies".  Drakies seems to have been subdivided into at least two and possibly four sub-holdings: Easter and Wester Drakies and Meikledrakies (Meikle = "big") and Little Drakies.  As all four of these place names are not found at the same time it is difficult to determine if they are two residences with two different names each or four distinct residences.  That is, Easter Drakies and Meikledrakies may be the same place and Wester Drakies and Little Drakies may be the same place.  There is also a later mention of a residence called Overdrakies which may represent a further subdivision of the Drakies estate.  As not maps of Drakies from the 17th century survive we do not know just what these various subdivisions represented though it would appear from preliminary research that Easter Drakies became the senior residence of the various Drakies sub-holdings.

The family of Cuthbert of Drakies seems to have been previously associated with a property known as "Lochslyne" (which is also found as "Lochsline" and appears to have been mis-transcribed as "Locheline").  The property of Lochslyne has not been identified, however on 16 APR 1634 (GD305/1/122/511) there is a Disposition by "James Cuthbert of Dreatkye, Provost of Inverness, sometime of the Lands and Barony of Lochsline."

The family of Cuthbert of Drakies seems to have reached the peak of its prosperity during the 17th century when several of the Provosts of the town of Inverness are styled as "Cuthbert of Drakies".  By the turn of the 18th century several members of this family seem to have been active in the colonization of the newly founded colony of Georgia in British North America (the future State of Georgia, USA).  They appear to have been led by a Capt. John Cuthbert "of Drakies" who founded the Mulberry Grove Plantation in Savannah, Georgia as well as a different contemporary John Cuthbert, "Gentleman of Drakies", who immigrated as a bachelor with large entourage of household servants and settled in the Darien Colony, Georgia. Both of these men seem to have immigrated in or about 1735. 

We note with curiosity that the Petition of the Shire of Inverness 9 JAN 1701, included the following signers, none of whom is from Drakies: George CUTHBERT of Castlehill, John CUTHBERT, younger of Castlehill, ___ CUTHBERT of Ardersier, John CUTHBERT of Brackenhills, John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, (another) John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, William CUTHBERT, merchant, James CUTHBERT, merchant, (another) James CUTHBERT, merchant.

References to "Cuthbert of Drakies" cease in Inverness after this point so it would appear that the Cuthberts of Drakies abandoned or sold Drakies, Inverness and immigrated entirely to Georgia.

Drakies, Inverness, Scotland

1832 Map of Inverness c/o National Library of Scotland http://www.nls.uk/maps/towns/reform/page.cfm?id=2599
 

The Cuthbert Family in Drakies - The following account is NOT verified.

There is no known formal accounting of the family of Cuthbert of Drakies and the following account has had to be reconstructed from available evidence.  As much as possible the sources have been cited below.  However in the absence of evidence this author has made some suppositions about how the various families might have fit together.  Where such suppositions have been made the reader will see phrases like "James Cuthbert is believed to be the father of..." or "is suggested as the father of...", etc.  The reader should not consider the account below to be verified and it may very well contain errors.  If you have further information to help clarify the account below please contact the web master of this project on the CUTHBERT GENEALOGY DISCUSSION FORUM.

1619 - James CUTHBERT Sr in Inverness, James CUTHBERT in Easter Drakies, William "Johnson" CUTHBERT in Inverness, David CUTHBERT in Inverness, John CUTHBERT in Inverness (whose property bordered on the disputed lands).  All cited in: 22 Oct 1619 GD103/1/120 Instrument of sasine in the hands of Alexander Duff, clerk, of the diocese of Moray, notary public, proceeding on an inquest held in the tolbooth of the burgh of Invernis in the burgh court thereof before Mr John Ross provost of said burgh, William Campbell, Alexander Patersone, William Paterson senior and William Robertson junior, bailies thereof by the following assize, burgesses of said burgh; Duncan Forbes, chancellor of the inquest; William Robertsoun senior, James Cuthbert senior, Andrew Fraser McConil, George McConilreoch, John Robertsoun, Thomas Robertson, John Chapman, Robert Moncreiff, William Cuthbert Jonsoun, Francis Bischope, David Cuthbert, Murdoch Poilsoun, Robert Neilsoun and William McConchie.... The burgesses, being sworn, found that the late Alexander McThomas Roy, indweller in Invernis, grandfather on the father's side of Thomas Fraser, burgess of that burgh, died vest and seised in a rood of burgage land with houses, yard and malt kiln lying in Inverness on the west side of the water of Nes, between the lands of John Robertsoun, wright, on the south, the lands of Alexander M'Gillemartin and the lands of the late Alexander McThomas Roy on the north, the lands of Sir James Duff on the west, and the common vennel on the east, and also in a paticate of burgage land with houses, etc lying in said burgh on the west part of the water of Nis between the lands of Finlay McConel Du on the south, the common vennel on the north, the lands of John Cuthbert on the west, and the barn pertaining to Alexander McThomas Roy on the east: That the said Thomas Fraser was the lawful grandchild and heir of the said Alexander McThomas Roy, in the said subjects which are held of the King in burgage for payment of burgh mail aucht and wont and for payment of 3s furth of said rood of land to the chaplain of the Holy Cross, and now the the provost and bailies, councillors and community of said burgh: Whereupon the said William Campbell as one of the bailies of said burgh proceeded to the ground of said lands and gave sasine thereof to the said Thomas Fraser. Witnesses: James Cuthbert of Eistir Drackie, William Gray in Invernis, Nicol Patersone there, James Duff notary there, Henry Duff there, John Du McAllister, James Cumming, Donald Clerk, Alexander Griersone and William Reid, burgh officers.

James Cuthbert of Lochelin, Provost of Inverness, 1622 - 1623.  Prior to this James, the office of Provost seems to have been held for at least two generations by the family of Castlehill.  After this James, the office of Provost seems to have been held consistently by the family of Cuthbert of Drakies.  Possibly the James Cuthbert Sr. cited in 1619 above. (Lochelin has not been found, but the property was held by the family of Drakies.  It is likely identical with the Lochslin which property originally belonged to Waus of Lochslin and appears to have come into the Drakies family through the marriage of Margaret Vaus and Alexander Cuthbert, predecessor of Easter Drakies)

1621-1667 GD133/16  [more specific dates not given] Papers (3) relating to title of the lands of Macheries and Delmoir, sometime pertaining to James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, to William Cuthbert his brother, and to Mr. William Robertson of Inches mentioning: John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof,

 

Alexander CUTHBERT, "Predecessor to Cuthbert, afterwards of Easter Drakies", b ABT 1500, d 1547.  According to Rose of Kilravock (p 68), "John Rose married Margaret Vaus, daughter of the laird of Lochslin, and relict to Alexander Cuthbert, predecessor to Cuthbert, afterwards of Easter Drakies, slayn at the battell of Pinkie, 1547."  No further information is known of this Alexander Cuthbert.  His date of birth is a guess.  He is presumed from the preceding reference to be the father of the following theoretical "James" Cuthbert of Drakies (b abt 1530)

  1. "James" CUTHBERT of Drakies. b ABT 1530 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  There is absolutely no evidence for the existence of the James Cuthbert. He is a theoretical construct in an attempt to reconcile the known date of the earliest generations of the Cuthberts of Drakies. It would appear that there were three persons all alive in the late 16th century and all designated as "of Drakies", namely George Cuthbert of Drakies whose daughter Marie married John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill, Alexander Cuthbert of Drakies who married Christian Dunbar and had a daughter Isobel who married John Mackenzie, 1st of Ord, and James Cuthbert of Drakies, Provost of Inverness. The simplest reconciliation of these three men is to suggest that they were brothers and that the eldest two had only daughters and the estate of Drakies passed to the third son, James. However, such an arrangement should be considered only theoretical and is definitely not verified.  It also appears that there were three different Drakies properties all held by Cuthberts: Easter, Wester, and Little Drakies.
  1. Has Children George CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1575 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland
    1. Has Children Mary CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1605 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Mary married John CUTHBERT 9th of Castlehill b: ABT 1600 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, shown above as the son of William Cuthbert, 8th of Castlehill and Janet McKenzie.
      1. Their descendants are presented above under the family of Cuthbert of Castlehill.
  2. Has Children Alexander CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1565 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Alexander married Christian DUNBARAccording to The Celtic Magazine (Vol 4, 1879), Alexander Cuthbert of Drakies and Christian Dunbar were the parents of James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies.
    1. Has Children James CUTHBERT of Easter Drakies and Provost of Inverness b: ABT 1590 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies served as Provost of Inverness from 1631-36, 1639-1640, 1645-1646. It is not certain that all three terms were served by the same James Cuthbert or possibly more than one. James' relationship to his parents, siblings and children is not confirmed but represents this author's best attempt to reconcile current evidence.  In 1646 James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies is mentioned with his brother John Cuthbert and "with his two sons" as having served under Montrose in the Scottish Civil War of 1645. The reference to "his two sons" is ambiguous in whether it refers to James or John Cuthbert.  According to The Celtic Magazine (Vol 4, 1879) James married Marie ABERCROMBIE, and he was the son of Alexander Cuthbert and Christian Dunbar.

      1621-1667 GD133/16  Papers (3) relating to title of the lands of Macheries and Delmoir, sometime pertaining to James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, to William Cuthbert his brother, and to Mr. William Robertson of Inches mentioning: John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof,

      15 FEB 1649, R Charles I, Edinburgh, Act for putting the kingdom in a posture of defence, [1649/1/133]* , mentions James CUTHBERT of Drakies, James CUTHBERT of Brackley (near Ardersier)

      12/7/1653 GD176/426 Process of Reduction at the instance of William Mackintosh [McIntosh] of Torcastell [Torcastle] of a decreet obtained against him by James Cuthbert of Draikies [Drakies], elder and younger, for relieving them of the payment of £300 in which they were stented for repairing the parish church of Inverness; dated 12th July 1653: also a number of papers connected with the process.

      5 JUL 1661, register of Parliament, judicial proceedings: Decreet for Lauchlan MacIntosh [of Torcastle] against Ewan Cameron, [laird of Lochiel]. Includes:  "William MacIntosh's consignation of the sum of 18,000 merks in the hands of James Cuthbert of Drakies, then provost of Inverness, conforming to a contract of wadset passed between the deceased John Grant of Freuchie and Sir Lauchlan MacIntosh of Torcastle, knight, on the one and other parts, dated 12 January 1621."

      1. Has Children Christian CUTHBERT b: ABT 1615 in Easter Drakies, Inverness, Scotland, D.18 Sept. 1658 at Nairn, Nairnshire, SCT.  The Rose of Kilravock Family History shows David ROSE of Earlsmilne having married on 27 Jan. 1632 Christian CUTHBERT, daughter of James CUTHBERT of Easter Drakies.  The Celtic Magazine (Vol 4, 1879) cites her as the daughter of James Cuthbert and Marie Abercrombie, and granddaughter of Alexander Cuthbert and Christian Dunbar.  She married David ROSE of Earlsmilne b: 1592 in Kilravock, Nairn, Scotland, son of William Rose, 11th of Kilravock and Lilias Hay. died May 31st, 1669
        1. Has No Children Rev. Hugh ROSE Minister of Nairn b: ABT 1635 in Earlsmilne, Nairn, Scotland.  Rev. Hugh Rose was the author of the Rose Family History. His testament is dated 1687.

          Fastii Ecclesius v6, p443 - Hugh ROSE, born about 1633, eldest son of David R of Earlsmill and Christian CUTHBERT; educated at King's College, Aberdeen; MA 1653; lic by presbytery of Forres, 23 FEB 1659; called 24 AUG 1659; ord (assistant and successor) 4 JAN 1660; did not take the test in 1681 owing to illness, and doubts being entertained whether the charge had become vacant or not, he was, for further security, pres. by Colin, Bishop of Moray jure devoluto in 1682 and inst. 1 MAY 1683; died unmarried 7 DEC 1686.  His brother James, sheriff-clerk of Nairn was served heir to the lands of Termet 22 APR 1690.

        2. Has Children James ROSE Sheriff Clerk of Nairn b: 1642 in Earlsmilne, Nairn, Scotland md. 5 Jan. 1674 in SCT to Jean ROSE, dtr of John Rose and Jean Gordon
          1. William ROSE, b 1682 at Nairn, Nairn, Scotland. m: Margaret CUTHBERT, b 10 SEP 1684 in Inverness, dtr of Jonathan CUTHBERT http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~grose/rosemore.html
        3. Has No Children Rev. Alexander ROSE of Lochlee and Lithurst b: ABT 1655 in Earlsmilne, Nairn, Scotland.  a youngest son -- the Rev. Alexander Rose Clergyman of Lochlee and Lithurst -- who by his wife (Margaret daughter of Donald Rose of Water Clernie) allegedly had the Right Honorable George Rose born at Brechin, Scotland, January 17th, 1744, M. P. for Christ-Church who was a distinguished Statesman and writer of the last century.  However such a birth is chronologically impossible. http://users.eastlink.ca/~grose/rosenote.txt
      2. James CUTHBERT, younger of Drakies, b ca 1620-30.  12/7/1653 GD176/426 Process of Reduction at the instance of William Mackintosh [McIntosh] of Torcastell [Torcastle] of a decreet obtained against him by James Cuthbert of Draikies [Drakies], elder and younger, for relieving them of the payment of £300 in which they were stented for repairing the parish church of Inverness; dated 12th July 1653: also a number of papers connected with the process.
      3. Katherine CUTHBERT, b 1633 in Drakies12/9/1655 GD176/440  Decree of a Justice Court held at Inverness on 12th September 1655, absolving William M'Intosh [McIntosh] from presenting Lachlan Makintosch [McIntosh] of Daviot, and Alexander Makintosch [McIntosh], his brother, to justice to answer for the rape and ravishing of Katharine Cuthbert, lawful daughter of James Cuthbert of Draikies [Drakies], upon "ane fast day being Sonday" in 1645, and for the murder of Alexander Davidson, his servant, in November 1647, they being neither vassals, servants, nor tenants to the said William. Also a number of papers narrating the pleadings in the case, in one of which it is narrated that the damsel was a child of twelve years of age, and was violently taken from her father while on the way to the church with him. She was only recovered from their hands when the country rose against them.
  3. Has Children Isabel CUTHBERT b: ABT 1590 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Isabel Cuthbert is said to have long outlived her husband.  According to The Celtic Magazine (Vol 4, 1879) Isabel was a younger sister of Alexander Cuthbert of Drakies.  Isabel married John MACKENZIE 1st of Ord b: ABT 1580 in Scotland.  JOHN MACKENZIE, 1st of Ord (in Ross and Cromarty), (son of Thomas Mackenzie of Lochluichart, son of Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st of Killichrist, fourth son of Kenneth Mackenzie 7th of Kintail) was the first of the family who possessed Ord and was designed thereof, though it was previously held in tack by his father. John was locally called "Ian Dubh a Ghiuthais," or Black John of the Fir. He obtained a charter from Kenneth, XIIth Baron and first Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, of the lands and mill of Ord, and the half of Corrievoulzie and Strathvaich, dated 23rd July, 1607, and on the 15th of September, 1637, George second Earl of Seaforth granted him a regular free charter of the whole. John witnessed the burning of the Church of Killichrist by the Macdonalds of Glengarry in 1602. He died before the 1st of December, 1644, and was succeeded by his eldest son.  John Mackenzie, 1st of Ord, (a1602, 1607, 1637, d bef 1644) married Isobel, daughter of Alexander Cuthbert of Drakies, by his wife Christian Dunbar, who long survived him, with issue.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children John MACKENZIE 2nd of Ord b: ABT 1620.  He married 20 FEB 1666...
    2. Has No Children George MACKENZIE b: ABT 1623 in Scotland
    3. Has No Children James MACKENZIE b: ABT 1625 in Scotland
    4. Has No Children Thomas MACKENZIE b: ABT 1630 in Scotland
    5. 1. John Mackenzie, 2nd of Ord, b ca 1620. m 20 FEB 1666
    6. 2. Thomas, from whom the Mackenzies of Highfield.
    7. 3. James, who married a daughter of the Rev. Farquhar Clark. He is cautioner, with his brother Kenneth of Ord, for Thomas Mackenzie, III. of Inverlael, from which he is discharged on the 18th of May, 1659. He is witness to the registration of the marriage contract of his brother John, at Inverness, on the 20th of February, 1666.
    8. 4. George, who married, first, a natural daughter of Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, and secondly, Janet, daughter of the Rev. Mr Linen, minister of Fairnly, with issue - one son, Alexander, who joined the Darien expedition, and afterwards settled and married in Jamaica, where his posterity still flourish.
    9. 5. A daughter, who married Mackenzie of Tarradale.
    10. 6. Annabella, who in 1650 married Alexander Mackenzie, VI. of Hilton.
    11. 7. Janet, who, in 1652 married Alexander Cam, fourth son of Alexander Mackenzie, V. of Gairloch, with issue - Roderick and Alexander, Mic Alastair Chaim, the author's ancestors. Two daughters married respectively a son of the Rev. John Clark, minister of Lochalsh, and Murdo Mackenzie Mhic Mhurchaidh.
  4. Has Children James CUTHBERT of Drakies and Lochsline and Provost of Inverness b: ABT 1565 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  James Cuthbert of Drakies served as Provost of Inverness from 1620-21 and 1628-29. A James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies served as Provost of Inverness in 1631 and 1636. It's not know if they are the same person or two different Jameses. On 5 JUL 1661, James is referenced in the register of Parliament, judicial proceedings for an incident that took place on 12 January 1621: Decreet for Lauchlan MacIntosh [of Torcastle] against Ewan Cameron, [laird of Lochiel]. Includes: "William MacIntosh's consignation of the sum of 18,000 merks in the hands of James Cuthbert of Drakies, then provost of Inverness, conforming to a contract of wadset passed between the deceased John Grant of Freuchie and Sir Lauchlan MacIntosh of Torcastle, knight, on the one and other parts, dated 12 January 1621." 

30/12/1617 GD23/3/7 Charter by Andrew Fraser, notary, burgess of Innernes [Inverness], fiar of a coble of salmon fishing of the water of Niss [Ness], with consent of the provost and magistrates of the said burgh, to James Cuithbert [Cuthbert] of Eister Drackie [Easter Drakies], burgess of Innernis, and his heirs of his body, whom failing [etc. as in preceding mutatis mutandis] of 42s mailing of a half-coble of salmon fishing of the water of Niss, which pertained to Jasper Cuming [Cumming] and William Cuminge, his father, burgesses of Innernis, and also of another similar 42s mailing of a half-coble fishing, which pertained to Jasper Cuming and John Cuming, William Robertsone [Robertson], younger and Finlay Mackphail [McPhail], and pertained also to William Robertson, senior, burgess of the said burgh, and his father and grandfather; extending in all to one coble salmon fishing of the said water, lying in the territory of the burgh of Innernis; ratified by the provost and magistrates of Innernis; with sasine, given to the said James Cuithbert by William Campbel [Campbell], one of the bailies of the said burgh, on resignation in his hands by the granter hereof.

22 Oct 1619 GD103/1/120 Instrument of sasine in the hands of Alexander Duff, clerk, of the diocese of Moray, notary public, proceeding on an inquest held in the tolbooth of the burgh of Invernis in the burgh court thereof before Mr John Ross provost of said burgh, William Campbell, Alexander Patersone, William Paterson senior and William Robertson junior, bailies thereof by the following assize, burgesses of said burgh; Duncan Forbes, chancellor of the inquest; William Robertsoun senior, James Cuthbert senior, Andrew Fraser McConil, George McConilreoch, John Robertsoun, Thomas Robertson, John Chapman, Robert Moncreiff, William Cuthbert Jonsoun, Francis Bischope, David Cuthbert, Murdoch Poilsoun, Robert Neilsoun and William McConchie.... The burgesses, being sworn, found that the late Alexander McThomas Roy, indweller in Invernis, grandfather on the father's side of Thomas Fraser, burgess of that burgh, died vest and seised in a rood of burgage land with houses, yard and malt kiln lying in Inverness on the west side of the water of Nes, between the lands of John Robertsoun, wright, on the south, the lands of Alexander M'Gillemartin and the lands of the late Alexander McThomas Roy on the north, the lands of Sir James Duff on the west, and the common vennel on the east, and also in a paticate of burgage land with houses, etc lying in said burgh on the west part of the water of Nis between the lands of Finlay McConel Du on the south, the common vennel on the north, the lands of John Cuthbert on the west, and the barn pertaining to Alexander McThomas Roy on the east: That the said Thomas Fraser was the lawful grandchild and heir of the said Alexander McThomas Roy, in the said subjects which are held of the King in burgage for payment of burgh mail aucht and wont and for payment of 3s furth of said rood of land to the chaplain of the Holy Cross, and now the the provost and bailies, councillors and community of said burgh: Whereupon the said William Campbell as one of the bailies of said burgh proceeded to the ground of said lands and gave sasine thereof to the said Thomas Fraser. Witnesses: James Cuthbert of Eistir Drackie, William Gray in Invernis, Nicol Patersone there, James Duff notary there, Henry Duff there, John Du McAllister, James Cumming, Donald Clerk, Alexander Griersone and William Reid, burgh officers.

1625-1635 GD133/32 Papers (9) in actions raised by John Robertson of Inches as feuar of part of the King's Miln of Inverness against Mr. John Ross, burgess of Inverness and James Cuthbert of Drakies, feuars of other parts of the said miln

8/6/1625 GD23/3/9  Discharge by James Cuthbert of Drackies [Drakies] to Mr. Alexander Cuming [Cumming], minister at Halkrig [Halkirk, co. Caithness], burgess of Innernes [Inverness], son and heir of deceased Jasper Cuming, burgess thereof, of two half-cobles salmon fishing on the water of Nes [Ness], wadset by the said Jasper Cuming to Andrew Fraser, notary, burgess of Innernes, under reversion containing the sum of 200 merks, and thereafter transferred to the said James Cuithbert [Cuthbert], which wadset was later augmented by the said James Cuithbert in paying the said deceased Jasper Cuminge the sum of 300 merks.

6 May 1628 GD45/16/1148 Disposition by George, Earl of [Enzie], to James Cuthbert of Drackyes of the teinds of two plough-lands of Easter Dreakies, in the parish of Inverness

James Cuthbert of Lochelin, Provost of Inverness, 1622 - 1623 16 Apr 1634 GD305/1/122/511 Disposition by James Cuthbert of Dreatkye Provost of Inverness sometime of the Lands and Barony of Lochsline [=Lochelin] in favour of Sir John McKenzie of Tarbat Knight Baronet of an Jyle (Aisle) which he had built for himself on the North side of the Kirk of Tarbatt in Ross to be used by the said Sir John and his heirs and assignees either for a Burial place or for building of desks (Note: Lochslyne was held by a branch of MacKenzie of Tarbat)

Note: the earlier Jasper Waus of Lochslyne, Provost of Inverness 1560 - 1561

1636-1639 GD176/361 Discharges, etc., 1636-1639 Including some by John Hunter, tailor, burgess of Edinburgh; William McCleod [McLeod] of Farnilea; Alexander McKenzie of Culcovie; Angus McPhaill [McPhail] of Kinkell; and Alexander McPherson, son and heir of the deceased Donald McPherson McGillichallum [McGillechallum] VicCoull [McCoull] in Essich; James Keith, servitor to John Dunlop, advocate; William Ross in Cantraydoun [Cantraydoune]; Thomas Fraser of Farraline; Elspet Stewart, widow of Mr. Angus McIntosh, minister at Kingussie; Thomas Menzies; James Cuthbert of Drakies; Robert Sinclair, burgess of Inverness; Richard Brodie, merchant burgess of Aberdeen; and Alexander Keith, portioner of Duffus. (same for 1635 to 1642)

James Cuthbert of Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1631 - 1631, 1636 - 1636

James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1639 - 1640, 1645 - 1646

James relationship to his parents, siblings and children as shown here is not confirmed but represents this author's best attempt to reconcile current evidence.

  1. Has Children John CUTHBERT of Wester Drakies (possibly = Little Drakies) and Provost of Inverness b: ABT 1600 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  John Cuthbert of Wester Drakies is recorded as Provost of Inverness from 1636-1638. He is recorded as having received a remission on 1 NOV 1646 and 16 JAN 1647 from Maj. Gen. Middleton, presumably for his participation in the Scottish Civil War of 1645. If so, then he must have been a Royalist under Montrose.  John's father, siblings and children are not confirmed but represent this author's best guess based on available evidence as to the likely accounting of the family of Cuthbert of Drakies.

    John Cuthbert, Wester Draikies, Provost of Inverness, 1636 - 1638 (this John is probably too young to have been provost in 1636)

    1634-1644 GD133/34 Papers (13) relating to disputed marches and consequent feuding between John Robertson of Inches, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Paterson of Wester Inches and Walter Ross, burgess of Inverness. Including: 'Memorandum of the crymes committit be Jon Cuthbert to Jon Robertsone and his spous'. n.d. (no.1)

    (1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

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    Major General Middleton did this day, according to the ordinance of parliament, produce a list, subscribed with his hand, of the names of those persons to whom he has granted passes and of those to whom he has likewise given continuations for acting of themselves according to the passes and after the time thereby prescribed, of which list the tenor follows: roll of those to whom the major general has given remissions and assurance upon their enacting themselves between the time stated and 1 November 1646, record ref. 16 JAN 1647 John Cuthbert of Wester Drakies

    1. Has Children John CUTHBERT of Drakies and Provost of Inverness 1683 to 1689 b: ABT 1635 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Death: 21 NOV 1711 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  John Cuthbert of Drakies served as Provost of Inverness from 1683 to 1689. His monumental inscription in Inverness records the death of "John Cuthbert of Drakies, lately Provost of Inverness" on 21 NOV 1711. On Apr 4, 1685 in his capacity as Provost, John protested in the Court of Session for the precedence of Inverness to be above the burghs of Haddington and others. On 23 APR 1685 he signed the opening of the Court of Session. On 18 March 1689 John Cuthbert of Drakies is listed as a Commissioner for the burgh of Inverness.

      13/12/1686 GD23/3/19  Instrument of Resignation in burgh court of Inverness, held in presence of John Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, provost of the said burgh, and Robert Barbour of Mulderg, Hugh Robertson and James Stewart, bailies thereof, by John Hatmaker, as procurator for William Baillie, in favour of John Stewart [all as described in preceding], his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, burgesses of the said burgh, of the said William Baillie's half-coble of salmon fishing on the long water of Ness, extending to the mailing of £8 8s Scots, lying within the burgage and liberties of Inverness, following on disposition as preceding.

      13/2/1689 GD23/10/286 Extract Discharge by John Cuthbert of Draikes [Drakies], provost of Invernes [Inverness], to Alexander Fraser of Kinnaries, and William Cuming [Cumming], writer in Invernes, his cautioner, for 106 merks Scots as contained in their bond, dated 23rd July 1678. Registered 13th February 1689.

      1694-1696 GD305/1/149/96  Bond for £2350 Scots by George Viscount of Tarbat To John Cuthbert of Draikies late Provost of Inverness

      John Cuthbert [of Drakies], commissioner for Inverness, protested for precedency before the burgh of Haddington and other burghs ranked after that burgh and before Inverness. -- Apr 4, 1685.

      John CUTHBERT of Drakies, burgess of Inverness signed the opening of session 23 APR 1685

      From the 1686 Colbert submission: and now in this parliament John Cuthbert, baron of Drakies, descended in a right line from the noble barons of Castlehill, is commissioner for the city of Inverness.

      Commissioner for the burgh of Inverness John Cuthbert [of Drakies] and referenced as such on 18 March 1689

      Saturday 23 JUL 1698 Order allowing several members absent last session of parliament subscribe the Association including Cuthbert [of Drakies], commissioner for the burgh of Inverness

      John CUTHBERT of Drakies, lately Provost of Inverness, died 21 NOV 1711 (Monument: Inverness)

      John Cuthbert of Draikies, sometime provost of Inverness, 11 FEB 1719

      John is believed, but not confirmed to be the father of the children shown here.

      1. James CUTHBERT, Merchant in Inverness, (may be identical with his brother, John? Cuthbert of Drakies, below)

        7 Oct 1712 GD305/1/147/88 Agreement between George Earl of Cromartie and James Cuthbert Merchant in Inverness, whereby the said Earl Sells him 250 Bolls Oatmeal on the terms therein mentioned

        2/4/1717 GD23/5/190 Discharged account, for tea and other good, Gilbert Gordone [Gordon], merchant in Inverness, debtor to James Cuthbert, merchant there.

        5/5/1717 GD23/6/37 Letter, James Chapman to James Cuthbert, son of Provost Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, announcing the death of James Urquhart in the said Chapman's house, and with information as to the effects of the said defunct. From Cromdale.

      2. Has Children John? CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1660 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.
        1. ?Henrietta CUTHBERT? b ca 1695 -- See family of Cuthbert GRANT in Research Leads below and note above re: connection to Cromdale.
        2. Has Children John CUTHBERT of Drakies b: 1704 in Inverness, Scotland.  The ship, Prince of Wales, set sail from Inverness, Scotland on Oct 1735 and arrived on 10 Jan 1736 in Georgia, USA, with 177 Highland settlers from Inverness, including: George Cuthbert of Inverness, John Cuthbert, John Cuthbert of Drakies. The list of initial colonists in the Darien Colony (New Inverness), Georgia, USA in 1735 lists a "John Cuthbert of Drakies, gentleman," accompanied by seven servants and no wife or children. It is believed, but not confirmed that he is this John Cuthbert. John's servants listed in 1735 were:
          Forbes, John, age 26, servt. To Jo. Cuthbert of Draikes
          Fraser, Donald, of Inverness, age 22, servt to Jo. Cuthbert of Draikes
          Kennedy, Will, age 22, Tailor, servt to Jo. Cuthbert of Draikes
          Kennedy, Elizabeth, wife age 24, servt. To Jo. Cuthbert of Draikes
          Macgilivray, Farquar, age 30, servt. to J. Cuthbert of Draikes
          MacInver, Murdow (Murdoch?), servt to J. Cuthbert of Draikes
          Spence, John, age 36, servt to Jo. Cuthbert of Draikes

          http://home.sprintmail.com/~ejb/Darien.htm

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darien,_Georgia

          On 3 JAN 1738 John Cuthbert signed a petition against slavery with other members of the Darien Colony, New Inverness, Georgia, USA. The petition was upheld despite counter petitions from the wealthy planation owners in Savannah (including John's cousin, Capt. John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove Plantation), and slavery was kept out of Georgia until 1749.

          It is nearly certain that this John Cuthbert was the father of the children shown here. The Hon Maj. Seth John Cuthbert and his brothers are shown below to be sons of a John Cuthbert Sr.  There are only two John Cuthberts known to have been in Georgia at the time: Capt. John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove Plantation, and John Cuthbert, Gentleman, of Drakies who settled in Darien.  Capt. John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove died without any children and passed his estate to his sister, therefore Seth John Cuthbert must be the son of John Cuthbert, Gentleman, of Drakies.

          1. Has Children Hon. Maj. Seth John CUTHBERT b: 1741 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  Seth and his brother John were members of the Provincial Congress of 1775. In 1776 Seth enlisted in the Georgia Regiment, Revolutionary Army in which he served as a Colonel and Revenue Officer. He is listed in the Georgia Disqualifying Act 6 JUL 1780 as a Rebel Major. He served as President of the Supreme Executive Council of Georgia (Governor) in 1779 and Georgia's State Treasurer 1784-1786. He was also Secretary of the Council of Safety, and Acting Governor of Georgia, among other positions of public office.

            Seth married firstly in 1777 to Catherine Eustace or Blair. There are no known children from this marriage. She is recorded as having died in 1788. Seth married secondly in 1785 to Mary Clay, with whom he had two known sons. However his second marriage pre-dates the death of his first wife by three years. There's no indication that Seth divorced his first wife, nor that he was a bigamist, so there may be an error in the dates shown here.

            Seth John Cuthbert is referred to as the son of John Cuthbert in a public dispute between Seth John and Major William McIntosh Jr in 1788. The dispute arose out of an earlier dispute between their respective fathers, General William McIntosh Sr and John Cuthbert Sr. The dispute resulted in a threat to a public duel which never took place. (The full text follows below.)

            Seth John Cuthbert married firstly: 08 FEB 1777 in Williamsburg, James County, Virginia, USA by whom he had no known children.  Married secondly: 14 FEB 1785 in Georgia, USA to Mary CLAY b: ABT 1765

            1. Has Children Alfred CUTHBERT b: 1786 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA. Death: 1856 in Georgia, USA.  Alfred served as a U.S. Senator for Georgia. He is shown in 1850 as being the proprietor of an estate valued at $18,000 (approx. $7M in 2009). He is shown with his son Alfred. Married: 01 NOV 1823 to Sarah Gibbons JONES b: 1789 in Chatham, Georgia, USA
              1. Has No Children Alfred Jones CUTHBERT b: 1826 in Jasper, Georgia, USA.  Residence: 1860 Wayne, Passaic, New Jersey.  Married: Anna DAVIS b: 1829
            2. Has Children Hon. John Alfred CUTHBERT Member of Congress b: 03 JUN 1788 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA. 22 SEP 1881 in Sans Souci, Mon Luis Island, near Mobile, Alabama.  The Hon. John Alfred Cuthbert (brother of Alfred Cuthbert), a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., June 3, 1788; was graduated from Princeton College in 1805; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Eatonton, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives in 1811, 1813, and 1817; commanded a volunteer company during the War of 1812; served in the State senate in 1814 and 1815; elected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); appointed by President Monroe a commissioner to treat with the Creek and Cherokee Indians in 1822; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1822; secretary of the State senate in 1830, 1833, and 1834; editor and subsequently proprietor of the Federal Union at Milledgeville, Ga., 1831-1837; moved to Mobile, Ala., in 1837 and practiced law; elected judge of the county court of Mobile County in 1840, and appointed by the Governor judge of the circuit court of the same county in 1852; retired from the bench and practiced law until his death at ''Sans Souci,'' on Mon Luis Island, near Mobile, Ala., September 22, 1881; interment in a private burying ground on Mon Luis Island.

              The town of Cuthbert, county seat of Randolph County, "was named for John A. Cuthbert, the son of Seth John Cuthbert, an early colonist and revenue officer. He was the grandson of Joseph Clay. He was born in Savannah, graduated Princeton and represented Liberty County in the legislature. He was living in Milledgeville when the city of Cuthbert was named for him. The first frame building in Cuthbert was built in 1837-38 and the house still stands. Cuthbert is the home of Andrew College, a 2 year, Methodist related, liberal arts built in 1854, and used as a hospital during the War Between the States." Information for this history is from "A Source Book on the Early History of Cuthbert and Randolph County Georgia by Annette McDonald Suarez".  Married: Louisa C LIVINGSTON b: 1801 in Georgia, USA.

              1. Has No Children Joseph C CUTHBERT b: 1824 in Georgia, USA
              2. Has No Children Harriet J CUTHBERT b: 1823 in Georgia, USA
              3. Has No Children Ann C CUTHBERT b: 1830 in Georgia, USA
              4. Has No Children Robert Houstoun CUTHBERT b: ABT 1833 in Georgia, USA
              5. Has No Children Mary C CUTHBERT b: 1836 in Georgia, USA
              6. Has No Children Eugenia L CUTHBERT b: 1838 in Georgia, USA
              7. Has No Children Octavius CUTHBERT b: 1840 in Alabama, USA
              8. Has No Children Vanbrough L CUTHBERT b: 1843 in Alabama, USA
          2. Has No Children Daniel Alexander CUTHBERT b: ABT 1743 in Georgia, USA.  Died: 1804 in Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia, USA.  Daniel's date of birth is not known. His year of death is known but his age at death is not known. The only point of reference is that his brother Seth John Cuthbert was born in 1741. It's not known if Daniel was an older or younger brother.

            Daniel and his brother Isaac were members of the District Congress of Darien, Georgia in 1775 (Bulloch). According to several affidavits sworn in 1835 and 1836 in application for Daniel's pension, he is said to have been a soldier in the Georgia Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. In one of these affidavits he is described as having died at Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia in or about 1804, "leaving neither wife nor legitimate child. His next of kin at the time of his death were his brother Isaac Cuthbert and two nephews: Alfred and John A. Cuthbert." His two nephews are said to have been his "only heirs". http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/blwt2142-300.pdf

          3. Has No Children Isaac CUTHBERT b: ABT 1745 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  1809 in Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia, USA.  Isaac's date of birth is not known. His year of death is known but his age at death is not known. The only point of reference is that his brother Seth John Cuthbert was born in 1741. It's not known if Isaac was an older or younger brother.

            Isaac Cuthbert and his brother Daniel were members of the District Congress of Darien, Georgia in 1775. (Bulloch) According to the sworn affidavits for Isaac's brother Daniel's pension applications, Issac died in 1809 in Sunbury, Liberty County, Georgia, USA.

        3. Has No Children George CUTHBERT of Inverness b: ABT 1690 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  List of Passengers to Georgia in the Prince of Wales, from Inverness, Scotland in 1736, includes: George Cuthbert of Inverness, John Cuthbert, John Cuthbert of Drakies. George is also presumed to be the George Cuthbert of Inverness who, along with John Cuthbert of Drakies, witnessed the treaty between General Oglethorpe and the Creek Indians in 1739. (Bulloch) It is suggested, but not proven, that George Cuthbert of Inverness may be the father of the proprietors of Drakies Plantation in Georgia.
        4. Has No Children Daniel CUTHBERT 1st of Drakies Plantation b: ABT 1712 in Inverness, Scotland.  It was about this time [1750] that Daniel Cuthbert, of whom nothing is known save that he was a Scot and in all likelihood related to John and Ann Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove, settled south of the Joseph's Town estate on George Dunbar's tract. There is no record of an allotment to him of the 500 acres. Daniel Cuthbert left Georgia or died previously to 1763, and his plantation fell into the hands of George Cuthbert, either through sale or inheritance. (Savannah)
        5. Has No Children George CUTHBERT 2nd of Drakies Plantation b: ABT 1715 in Inverness, Scotland.  Death: 1768 in Drakies Plantation, Josephstown, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  George Cuthbert, presumably a relative of Daniel Cuthbert. George Cuthbert had arrived in the Province in 1753 and had already acquired 650 acres of land and 29 slaves by 1763. Apparently Daniel Cuthbert left Georgia or died previously to 1763, and his plantation fell into the hands of George Cuthbert, either through sale or inheritance. 1768 George died. wife, Mary Cuthbert, cousin, James Chapman. Dr. James Cuthbert, a brother, and Alexander Ingles were appointed executors. The Dr. James Cuthbert in question was the one noted above as "of Drakies", son of George Cuthbert, 12th of Castlehill. However, George 12th Castlehill's son George was born in 1748 and could not possibly have have acquired 650 acres in Georgia in 1753 at the age of 5! And he died in 1789 in Jamaica, not 1763 in Georgia. Thus, either Bulloch is wrong in his accounting of the family of Dr. James Cuthbert (a very real possibility given his numerous other errors) or the author of the Savannah Plantations book has confused the two Georges (the preferred option at this point). *** George's wife is said to have been Mary Cuthbert. What if Cuthbert was also her birth name? What if she was an unrecorded sister of Dr. James Cuthbert or perhaps Magdalen b 1731? That would make them brothers-in-law. Or, maybe his wife was Mary BRYAN (sister of Dr. James Cuthbert's wife, Ann Bryan. This two would make the brothers-in-law.)

          CUTHBERT, GEORGE, ESQ. (DEATH) 4/20/1768 IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. CUTHBERT, GEORGE (DEATH) ALEXANDER INGLIS AND JA. CUTHBERT, EXEC. 4/27/1768 (Register of Deaths in Savannah, Georgia)

      3. Has Children David CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1665 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  The Munro History records that Jean Monro/Munro, daughter of Hector Munro of Drummond, married David Cuthbert of Drakies and shows the children listed here. The children are easily reconcilable with IGI records. Original parish records have not yet been consulted.

        David Cuthbert is suggested to be the son of John Cuthbert of Drakies, Provost of Inverness, however this relationship is not proven.

        David married Jean MUNRO of Drummond b: ABT 1670 in Scotland.

        1. Has Children Magdalen CUTHBERT b: ABT 1693 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Magdalen is listed in the Munro History as being a daughter of David Cuthbert of Drakies and Jean Monro. No baptism record has been found for her. Magdalen's sister Ann's will also shows Ann as the sister-in-law of Rev. Thomas Chisholm, minister at Kilmorack, and aunt of John and Thomas Chisolm. Chisolm family records show Rev. Thomas' wife to be Magdalen Cuthbert. Magdalen's date of birth is merely estimated here.  Magdalen married on 12 MAY 1718 in Inverness, Scotland to Rev. Thomas CHISOLM b: 14 DEC 1680 in Teawig, Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland, son of Alexander Chisolm of Erchless, Chief of Clan Chisolm.  Rev. Thomas Chisholm was a Presbyterian Minister at Kilmorack, Scotland. 
          1. Has No Children Robert CHISOLM b: 12 MAY 1719 in Inverness, Scotland
          2. Has No Children Alexander CHISOLM b: 04 JUL 1721 in Inverness, Scotland
          3. Has No Children David CHISOLM b: 07 MAY 1723 in Inverness, Scotland
          4. Has No Children James CHISOLM b: 1725 in Inverness, Scotland
          5. Has No Children John CHISOLM b: 24 JAN 1726 in Teawig, Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland
          6. Has No Children Anna CHISOLM b: 26 MAY 1728 in Inverness, Scotland
          7. Has No Children Thomas CHISOLM Esq. b: 30 DEC 1730 in Teawig, Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland
          8. Has No Children Jean CHISOLM b: 19 JUN 1733 in Inverness, Scotland
          9. Has No Children Katherine CHISOLM b: 1735 in Inverness, Scotland
          10. Has No Children Primrose CHISOLM b: 07 JAN 1737 in Teawig, Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Jean CUTHBERT b: ABT 16 DEC 1695 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Ann CUTHBERT 2nd of Mulberry Grove Plantation b: ABT 11 FEB 1698 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Death: 19 MAY 1764 in Drakies Plantation, Josephstown, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  Ann Cuthbert's will indicates that she was the sister of Elizabeth Cuthbert who married James Jackson, a vintner, and that she had another sister who married Rev. Thomas Chisolm, minister at Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland. Chisolm family records indicated that Thomas' wife was Magdalen Cuthbert. From this will we can now accurately identify the birth family of John Cuthbert, 1st of Mulberry Grove in Georgia, USA.

          Ann Cuthbert (Graham) Bulloch, her mark, Mulberry Grove, widow of James Bulloch, Esquire., Exors to collect 300 pounds sterling (as result of indenture dated 1 Jan. 1758 ) within 12 Mo. after death and put at interest to be paid annually to sister Elizabeth (widow of James Jackson, vinter) in Inverness in North Britian. If sister dies before the stated 12 months the interest is to be divided equally between nephews, John and Thomas Chisolm, sons of the Revd. Mr. Thomas Chisholm late minister of Gospel at Kilmorack. Exors; John Stuart, Esq., Supt. of Ind. Affairs in S.C. My cousin George Cuthbert (wife Mary) of Drakies, Ga. Dated 17 Nov. 1762. Probated 26 June 1764 (Pp 120-121/112-113 (W.B.A.)

          1740: Ann Cuthbert marries Dr. Patrick Graham, president of the colony of Georgia and later a member of the Royal Governor's Council. Graham makes the mulberry plantation profitable, selling trees and seedlings to other growers.

          1764: Ann Cuthbert dies, leaving Mulberry Grove to her second husband, James Bulloch (related to the author of the book?). The property changes hands several times in the next 10 years.

        4. Has No Children Capt. John CUTHBERT 1st of Mulberry Grove Plantation b: ABT 30 MAY 1701 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Death: 1739 in Mulberry Grove Plantation, Josephstown, Chatham County, Georgia, USA.  John Cuthbert is recorded as "John Cuthbert of Drakies" in the passenger list for the ship, Prince of Wales, which set sail from Inverness, Scotland in Oct 1735 and arrived in Georgia, USA on 10 JAN 1736. John is shown with fellow passengers, George Cuthbert of Inverness and another John Cuthbert. However, it would appear this 1736 passage was not his first trip across as John is also recorded as "Capt. John Cuthbert" serving under General James Oglethorpe who founded the state of Georgia, and as having received a grant of 500 acres of land at Joseph's Town on the south bank of the Savannah River (near the present-day city of Savannah, Georgia, USA), along with Capt. Patrick Mackay, Capt. George Dunbar and others on 3 SEP 1735.

          Capt. John Cuthbert planted a grove of Mulberry trees on his property in order to assist with the state of Georgia's fledgling silk industry. Silk worms thrive on Mulberry leaves. Capt. Cuthbert named his plantation Mulberry Grove.

          Running a plantation was costly and difficult to make profitable. At the time, Georgia did not permit slavery, whereas the neighbouring state of South Carolina did. Thus the plantation owners in Georgia felt they were at a distinct financial disadvantage to their neighbouring plantation owners across the Savannah River. In 1735 the Georgia plantation owners petitioned for permission to use slave labour, but their petition was rejected.

          There was a John Cuthbert in Darien, Georgia, USA who on 3 JAN 1738 signed a petition against slavery with members of the Darien Colony, New Inverness, Georgia, USA. It is believed that the John Cuthbert who signed this petition was not Capt, John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove who had already participated in a petition in favour of introducing slavery. It is believed that the petioner in Darien was the other John Cuthbert from the ship, Prince of Wales.

          In 1739, John Cuthbert "of Drakies" (believed to be Capt. John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove) and George Cuthbert of Inverness (believed to be his cousin) were witnesses to a treaty between the Creek Indians in Georgia and Gen. James Oglethorpe. (Bulloch)

          Capt. John Cuthbert seems to have been an exceptionally competent plantation manager as Mulberry Grove appears to have been the only plantation in the Savannah area that prosperred. However, that prosperity was cut short in 1739 by the untimely death of Capt. John Cuthbert due to illness.

          Capt. John Cuthbert never married and had no children. He passed the estate of Mulberry Grove to his sister, Ann Cuthbert.

        5. Has No Children Elisabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 1707 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Elisabeth is listed in the Munro History as being a daughter of David Cuthbert of Drakies and Jean Monro. No baptism record has been found for her. She is also listed in her sister Ann's will. From the wording of the will, it would appear that Elisabeth never married.
        6. Has No Children Hector CUTHBERT b: ABT 22 JUL 1702 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Hector is not found in later records and is presumed to have died young.
        7. Has No Children James CUTHBERT b: ABT 1705 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  James is listed in the Munro History as being a son of David Cuthbert of Drakies and Jean Monro. No baptism record has been found for him. His birth as shown here is merely an estimate.
    2. Has Children Marie CUTHBERT of Drakies b: ABT 1645 in Drakies, Inverness, Scotland.  Mackenzie of Kintail family records record that Alexander Mackenzie, 1st of Muirton of Kilcoy, married Marie, daughter of John Cuthbert of Drakies and had the children shown below.  He had a sasine of the lands of Muiren in 1657, and a charter to "Alexander in the Muir" in 1666.  Marie married Alexander MACKENZIE 1st of Muirtown of Kilcoy b: ABT 1620 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland.
      1. Has Children Colin MACKENZIE 2nd of Muirtown of Kilcoy b: ABT 1668 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Colin, his heir and successor; Alexander was succeeded as II. of Muirton by his eldest son, COLIN MACKENZIE, W.S., who married Anna, daughter of Sir James Grant of Moyness (she married secondly, Hugh Innes, Younger of Rosskeen), with issue -
        1. (1) Kenneth, his heir and successor; KENNETH MACKENZIE, his eldest son, succeeded as III. of Muirton, and married Mary, second daughter of Charles Mackenzie of Cullen, with issue,
        2. (2) Simon, who died abroad;
        3. and three daughters.
      2. Has No Children Margaret MACKENZIE b: ABT 1671 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Rev. John MACKENZIE Minister of Kingussie and Laggan in Badenoch b: ABT 1672 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Kenneth MACKENZIE b: ABT 1674 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Simon MACKENZIE b: ABT 1676 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Isobell MACKENZIE b: ABT 1678 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Lilias MACKENZIE b: ABT 1680 in Kilcoy, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, who married George Leslie (marriage contract dated 24th December, 1697).
  2. William CUTHBERT, b ca 1608. 1621-1667 GD133/16  Papers (3) relating to title of the lands of Macheries and Delmoir, sometime pertaining to James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies, to William Cuthbert his brother, and to Mr. William Robertson of Inches mentioning: John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof,

Research Leads

The following is an excellent match for the family of John Cuthbert of Drakies, gentleman who immigrated to Darien Georgia:

James CUTHBERT, the younger, merchant in Inverness, b ca. 1670, and Bessie BARBOUR  (related to Drakies) 7/8/1700 GD23/4/62  Confirmed Testament-Dative and Inventory of Goods, Gear and Debts, pertaining to Jean Barbour, spouse of deceased James Barbour, lately merchant in Invernes [Inverness], at time of her decease, viz. October 1699, given up by Bessie Barbour, her sister german, spouse of James Cuthbert, younger, merchant in Innernes, and the said James C., executors dative to the said defunct. Cautioner, James Cuthbert of Drakies, late provost of Invernes. Another copy, slightly different, enclosed.

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 2 MAY 1700 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAR 1701 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 22 APR 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 27 JUN 1710 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Samuel CUTHBERT, bap 21 JAN 1712 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Daniel CUTHBERT, bap 1 APR 1713 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. George CUTHBERT, bap 22 JUL 1714 in Inverness, Inverness

Bulloch shows a letter from one John Cuthbert of Cork (Ireland?), dated 25 AUG 1803 in London, Gloucester Place, in which the author indicates that he belongs to the Cuthberts of Drakies.

The Duel of Seth John Cuthbert

In June, 1788, came the falling out between Maj. William McIntosh, Jr., and Col. Seth John Cuthbert, both men of local prominence, and both with war records that proved they were men of personal bravery. This affair grew out of a court trial in which McIntosh's father, General McIntosh, was making a defence in an action brought against him by John Cuthbert, Sr. Maj. McIntosh claimed that Col. Cuthbert "acted in a most unjustifiable manner, interrupting the general at a very inappropriate time, and declaring the general's assertions to be 'infamous falsehoods.'" The general, he pointed out, was referring to things that had occurred before Seth John Cuthbert was born, and of the truth of which he could not know. Gen. McIntosh had referred to the senior Cuthbert's "attempt to learn the cooper's trade, without possessing either industry, frugality or temper." Either the allusion to his father having been a cooper, or the accompanying remarks in derogation of his efforts to learn that trade, grievously wounded the younger Cuthbert.

When called on, Cuthbert promptly admitted what he had said in the court room. "The words were forced from him," he said, "by the most illiberal and personal reflections on myself and my nearest connections that I have ever experienced."

The offending words having been admitted, and no apology forthcoming, McIntosh sent a challenge at once: "I demand satisfaction at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Fort, where I shall attend with a gentleman."

The "Fort" was old Fort Wayne, at the foot of the Bay, where the gas works now stand. It was a favorite resort for the duellists of that day.

The challenge was not accepted. Seth John Cuthbert felt himself bound "in reason and honor to answer no person but your father in any personal dispute between him and myself." He declined the challenge but stood ready to accept one from Gen. McIntosh. "There is a much greater similarity in his situation in life and my own. than there is betwixt yours and mine," said he to Maj. McIntosh, "and it is unreasonable to accept your challenge because, on the same principle that you demand satisfaction, it might be demanded by every member of your family in succession."

McIntosh repeated the challenge. The next morning Mr. Clay, Jr., acting as the friend of Cuthbert, waited on Mr. Gibbons and informed him that Col. Cuthbert wished to refer the question of acceptance of Maj. McIntosh's challenge to two persons, and mentioned Mr. Gibbons and Dr. MacLeod as proper persons. Maj. McIntosh finally agreed and accepted Mr. MacQueen to represent him. MacQueen unexpectedly left the city and the board gave no decision. Then McIntosh published the correspondence and added that he had posted Col. Cuthbert, under the vendue house on Sunday afternoon, in the following words: "I do declare Seth John Cuthbert to be a coward. My reasons shall be made known in the publick Gazette. WM. McINTOSH, Jun."

Was there a hostile meeting between the two? It would seem almost inevitable that the former patriot officers should have met at ten paces at Fort Wayne after this public posting. Seth John Cuthbert died a few months later, in November, the "Gazette" states, "after a tedious and painful illness", which leads one to infer he may have been an ill man at the time of the trouble with Maj. McIntosh. The "Gazette" said he "was among the first who stood in the cause of their country. In 1776 he was appointed major of the Second Continental Battalion." He also represented Chatham in the legislature and served acceptably as State Treasurer in 1784. The "Gazette" speaks of his "amiable qualities and brilliant abilities."
http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/chatham/history/other/gms410savannah.txt

The Darien Colony and the Savannah River Plantations

Two members of the Scottish Family, John Cuthbert of Drakies and George Cuthbert of Inverness were in Georgia in 1739, probably as officers in the English forces. It is thought probable that one or the other of them was the progenitor of John and Seth John Cuthbert, members of the Provincial Congress in 1775.

The ship Prince of Wales set sail in Oct 1735 and arrived on 10 Jan 1736 with 177 Highland settlers from Inverness, including:

  1. George Cuthbert of Inverness
  2. John Cuthbert (believed to be Capt. John Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove)
  3. John Cuthbert of Drakies (believed to be the John Cuthbert who settled in Darien)

The plantation of Drakies (next to Mulberry Grove) in Georgia and Richfield Plantation in South Carolina were located about 40 miles apart.  South Carolina and Georgia are adjacent states.  Savannah, Georgia is on the south bank of the Savannah River which forms the border with South Carolina.

The Savannah River Plantations

The Drakies Plantation, Mulberry Grove Plantation, and Colerain Plantation were all at one point in their histories owned by members of the Cuthbert family.  The following articles on those estates are excerpted from Savannah River Plantations, Edited by Mary Granger, Savannah Writers' Project, The Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, 1947. http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=22927&iid=dvm_LocHist008471-00077-1

Drakies Plantation

[The original property owner was Walter Augustus who petitioned for the land in 1734.]

It was about this time [1750] that Daniel Cuthbert, of whom nothing is known save that he was a Scot and in all likelihood related to John and Ann Cuthbert of Mulberry Grove, settled south of the Joseph's Town estate on George Dunbar's tract.  There is no record of an allotment to him of the 500 acres, but when Ann Cuthbert, then Mrs. Patrick Graham, received a grant to her brother's plantation in 1752, her land was described as bounded "on the south by land of Daniel Cuthbert."  It is almost a certainty that Cuthbert planted rice, thus bringing to Drakies its first Negro slaves to toil at the gigantic task of ditching the expanse of lowland.  Somewhere slave huts must have been built, but whether or not Cuthbert lived on the plantation is not established.

Daniel Cuthbert was still in possession of this acreage in 1759 when Patrick Houstoun, later fifth baronet, set up a plantation on the adjoining tract once owned by Sir Francies Bathurst.  Houstoun, "quiet, modest landholder" since the founding of the colony, was then living at his plantation, Rose Dhu, on the Forest River.  He had married Priscilla, sister of George Dunbar, and probably was well acquianted with both the advantages and disadvantages of the Joseph's Town acreage and the vicinity southward.  Evidently with an eye to the general prosperity brought about by large-scale rice planting, he applied for and received Oct 2 1759, a grant for the 200 acres of Bathurst Bluff.  At the same time he also received 481 acres on the "Ilay" Island opposite the mainland grant.  As he had previously spent "a good deal of money, labour, and time" in establishing Rose Dhu, it is hardly likely that he ever lived at either of these Savannah River Plantations.

In the meantime, Walter Augustine's deserted tract with its sawmill was still idle, for the Augustines did not return from Charles Town to struggle in the Georgia Colony.  After the death of Augustine, his son, Frederick, came into possession of the property, but did not establish a legal claim under the new land regulations resulting from Georgia's being made a Royal Province until he received a grant to the acreage in 1760.  Augustine Creek in colonial days had been an asset as a means of conveying lumber to the Savannah River.  It now enhanced the property value by providing a means of irrigation for rice fields.  Young Augustine, however, who was established in Charles Town made no effort to clear or cultivate the tract, but offered it for sale.

There was living in Georgia at this time a Scot, George Cuthbert, presumably a relative of Daniel Cuthbert.  George Cuthbert had arrived in the Province in 1753 and had already acquired 650 acres of land and 29 slaves by 1763.  Apparently Daniel Cuthbert left Georgia or died previously to 1763, and his plantation fell into the hands of George Cuthbert, either through sale or inheritance; for in January of that year the latter received a grant to "that tract of land containing six hundred acres..." south of Mulberry Grove.  to the original owner, George Dunbar, the tract surveyed as 500 acres had been far more land than he could possibly have cultivated with his white servants; to Cuthbert, with slave labor available, it served as the nucleus for the large working unity that he was planning to develop on the river.

In May, 1765, Cuthbert purchased for L1000, the 500 acres belonging to Frederick Augustine.  Cuthbert's two tracts, containing a total of 1100 acres, were separated by the 200-acre holding of Sir Patrick Houstoun, now "Baronet".  Apparently an exchange of this acreage for 200 acres of the Dunbar tract was effected, though no conveyance from the baronet to Cuthbert is available.  Cuthbert, now in possession of 1100 acres in adjoining lands, consisting of three plantations that had comprised the lands of George Dunbar, Sir Francis Bathurst and Walter Augustine, with the exception of the 200 acres convey to Sir Patrick.  Adjacent to the original Dunbar tract lay 250 acres that Mathias West had acquired by grant in 1760 and which Cuthbert purchased from West.  Cuthbert also incorporated into Drakies Plantation certain lands that he had been allotted at earlier dates.  These lands included 100 acres adjoining the original Bathurst tract, approximately 250 acres of another 500-acre tract formerly belonging to Walter Augustine, and 100 acres that lay two miles from the river.  Thus it was that the aggregate acreage in the plantation was 1800 acres during Cuthbert's ownership.  It was probably upon the consolidation of all these tracts that the estate was called Drakies from "Droggie or Drakies", part of the barony of Castle Hill, ancestral home of the Cuthberts in Scotland.

General conditions were prosperous.  Cuthbert probably expected to follow the example of many other owners of rice plantations who invested annually large profits in the acquisition of additional slaves, making it possible to cultivate greater acreages in rice and to realize even greater profits.  Undoubtedly, Cuthbert's intention was to place Drakies among the foremost of the Savannah River rice estates in order that he might share generously in these profits, but he had succeeded only partially in his plans when he decided to leave Georgia.

In view of the effort Cuthbert had made to consolidate the valuable tracts of Drakies, it is strange that in 1768 he should have published the following notice: "The subscriber intending soon to leave this province gives notice, that he is ready to appear to answer and give bail in any suit or action that may be brought against him agreeable to an Act of the General Assembly of this province called the Attachment Act.  Whatever were the reasons motivating Cuthbert's desire to leave Georgia they will probably never be known, for a month after this notice the paper stated briefly: "Died. In Savannah, George Cuthbert, Esq."

Activities at Drakies were temporarily brought to a standstill until a settlement of Cuthbert's estate could be made.  His will, drawn a year prior to his death, made provision for an annuity of L300 to his wife, Mary Cuthbert, an annuity of L50 to a cousin, James Chapman, and a L12 annuity to a "woman slave".  Dr. James Cuthbert, a brother, and Alexander Ingles were appointed executors.  The will named Joseph and George Cuthbert, sons of Dr. James Cuthbert, beneficiaries of the real and personal estate.  It was stipulated that Joseph, upon coming of age, was to receive one-half of the estate and upon reaching the age of 30 was to receive the other moiety.  A proviso stated that "in the case of the said Joseph Cuthbert shall have squandered or made an ill use of the former moiety hereby bequeathed him then upon trust that the moiety of half part last hereby bequeathed to him shall be delivered up to George Cuthbert...."

The will further requested that after the yearly bequests were paid to those named, Dr. James Cuthbert should "possess and enjoy" the whole estate and receive all surplus profits until such time as the estate should be delivered to either Joseph or George Cuthbert.  In the event the annuities could not be met from the profits, the administrators were to sell a part of the real estate to meet the bequests.

Drakies at this period was in excellent condition, but it was operated on a small scale.  A Campbell map of 1778 shows the Cuthbert settlement on the Augustine Creek side of the plantation.  Near by were erected outhouses, barns, stables, and ever a blacksmith shop, where in 1766 John Hyatt, a "blacksmith from Pennsylvania" was executing all kinds of "mill work, shipwork, edge tools...plough irons...or any other branch of country work whatsoever."

Pursuant to his brother's will, Dr. James Cuthbert, a prominent physician and a plantation owner in his own right, assumed the management of Drakies.  the large annuities which were to be paid from the production of the plantation no doubt caused him much concern, for Drakies had not been developed to such a degree that large profits could be expected.  However, it may be assumed that, inasmuch as Dr. Cuthbert was entitled to all profits over those to be paid in annuities, he made unusual efforts in behalf of his own interests.  Whatever success he made is not known, but in view of later-day developments, when the plantation was sold under execution to satisfy the payment if the accumulated annuity of George Cuthbert's cousin, James Chapman, it is believed that Dr. Cuthbert's progress on Drakies was negligible.  No doubt he managed Drakies until the Revolutionary War throttled all economic activities in Chatham County.  At the close of the war he was left sole manager when Alexander Ingles, the other executor, was banished as a loyalist.

However true it may be that the struggle for freedom left Drakies in a sad state of affairs, post war demands for products raised in Chatham County made the undertaking of its rehabilitation feasible.  Consequently, it is probable that Dr. Cuthbert expended much earnest effort in reclaiming the tillable lands and restocking it with Negroes.  Beyond the rehabilitation of Drakies and the evident appreciable agricultural progress of his post war efforts, it is doubtful whether he succeeded in satisfying the encumbrances on the estate.

Dr. Cuthbert died sometime before 1786.  Joseph Cuthbert, his son and next administrator of the estate of George Cuthbert, returned an inventory and appraisement listing more than 80 slaves.  The fact that neither Joseph nor George Cuthbert the younger, during the 18 years of their father's administration, advanced a claim of the interest devised to them under the will of their uncle has a direct bearing on the economic development of Drakies.  It will remembered that under George Cuthbert's will the special legacies provided by him for his wife and his cousin, James Chapman, were secured by the whole estate "both real and personal."  Therefore, with the inability of Dr. Cuthbert to pay the legacies as they fell due, the encumbrances on the estate became heavier and heavier.  With these conditions aggravated by the dismal aftermath of the war, it is believed that Joseph Cuthbert, the chief beneficiary, refused to concern himself with an interest so heavily bound.  Rather, he appears to have centered his activities on Colerain, a few miles below Drakies, where he operated a large rice plantation.

Upon his father's death, Joseph Cuthbert, who never claimed the encumbered Drakies as his inheritance, was appointed to complete the administration of the estate of his uncle, George Cuthbert.  His first act was to make an inventory of the personal property which at that time was valued at L2402, most of which was in slaves.  During the following six years profits shrank considerably, and in 1791 it became necessary to see 23 slaves at a price of L997.  There is little doubt that the value of Drakies was commensurate with this low price received for the slaves.

Joseph Cuthbert died intestate about 1792 and Lewis Cuthbert, probably his brother, became administrator of Drakies, which now belonged to George Cuthbert, brother of Joseph, under the will of their uncle.  An appraisement listing "a broken set of blacksmith tools, old saws, 8 head of oxen" and other meagre items is indicative of conditions on Drakies.  The 146 acres of tide swamp and 1660 acres of pine land were unvalued while 57 "negroes, great and small" were appraised at L1735.  It is interesting to note, from the following list, the comparative value of slave at the time:

  1. Cuffie (driver)...L50
  2. Andrew (sickly)...L20
  3. June...L60
  4. July (carpenter)...L80
  5. Marcus (old)...L10
  6. Little Cuffie...L55
  7. Faust (blacksmith)...60
  8. Old Drusilla (superannuated)
  9. Little Elvira...L10
  10. Judy (very sick)

It is apparent that both George and Lewis Cuthbert died leaving the administration of Drakies to Mrs. Ann Cuthbert, widow, probably of Dr. James Cuthbert, and mother of Joseph, George, and Lewis.  Mrs Cuthbert's tenure was fraught with legal battles resulting from claims against the estate, among them the claim of David Adams who recovered a judgement against the estate from the sum of L1872.  In June 1796, an execution was issued upon this judgement, and all that tract of land lying on Black Creek was sold to Thomas Gibbons for the paltry sum of $900.

Perhaps if there had been no other debt against the estate it would have been comparatively easy to have effected this payment.  However, just previous to this Chapman had died and his executors obtained a judgement against Mrs. Cuthbert, administratrix of the estate of George Cuthbert, who was unable to meet the annuity payments.  The last of the lands belonging to the Cuthbert estate was sold at auction 8 FEB 1797 for L2610.  The sale included the 146 acres of tide swamp and the 1660 acres of pine land.

[Drakies was purchased Jacob Read and the article continues with his term.]

Mulberry Grove

The Inn At Mulberry Grove


c/o Savannah Morning News

Mulberry Grove from its beginnings as a plantation embraced 500 acres; and though today the tract encompasses hardly more than its original size, at the peak of its history it took in 2171 acres.  To trace this expansion, a brief note is necessary regarding the activities of the "Scots gentlemen" who early in 1736 settled the district.

According to tradition, these Scotsmen were Capt. John Cuthbert, Capt. Patrick Mackay, Capt. George Dunbar, and Thomas Bailey, who received each a grant of 500 acres, and Archibald McGillvray whose grant was for 50 acres.  there is definite authority for asserting the the first three men were at Joseph's Town, but the only grounds for placing the other two in this district are that the names of all five were recorded together in a list of land petitions read at a meeting of the Trustees of Georgia, 3 SEP 1735.

It will be noted that a sixth colonist, John Mackay, appears on the list.  This was Patrick Mackay's brother whose grant has been definitely placed at Joseph's Town, but of whose activities there no more is known than of Bailey's and McGillivray's.  It is appropriate to mention here that as far as available colonial records are concerned, none of these three ever settled in the Joseph's Town district.  Moreover, in June 1738, William Stephens, agent of the Georgia Trustees, wrote in his journal: "we took boat, and went back to Joseph-Town, where in our way up the river before, we had viewed the plantations of Mess. Pat McKay, Dunbar, and Cuthbert."

It is possible that though the grants of the colonists in question were at Joseph's Town, they never settled on or cultivated these lands; or else very shortly after coming to the district they departed for other sections of the colony.  Certainly it is true that in the first two years of Joseph's Town's existence its conditions were such as to discourage any settler.  In fact, John Cuthbert, owner of Mulberry Grove, was the only one of the Scotsmen to make an outstanding success of his land in spite of the odds against him.

Not at all in conformity to the little square on the 1735 map was the actual laying out of Joseph's Town's area.  The grants were spread along the river, each comprising 500 or more acres.  It is definitely established that the easternmost was Captain Dunbar's grant, that the next was Captain Cuthbert's, present sit of Mulberry Grove, that the third was Capt. Patrick Mackay's, which later became a part of Mulberry Grove, and that the fourth was the tract of John Mackay, deserted probably from its granting.  Adjoining John Mackay's was the grant that might possibly have been Thomas Bailey's.  Black Creek, curving from the west, cut a wide rich belt of swampland through the inland section of the territory and flowed across the eastern end of Cuthbert's land into the Savannah River.

Regardless of the name given to the district, it is doubtful if the Scotsmen had in mind the development of a municipality, as they were settled far from each other.  They evidently desired to become an independent district, however, for in 1735 they petitioned for self-government and were refused.

At this time slavery was prohibited in the Colony of Georgia, and even for field work indentured white labour was used.  In the almost tropical climate of Joseph's Town white workers sickened of "fevers and fluxes".  Thus the settlers discovered that their lands, owing to the labour conditions, were investments operating at a heavy loss.  They petitioned the Trustees "for the liberty of making use of negro slaves" but the petition was rejected and the outlook was indeed a discouraging one.

The Mulberry Grove tract was the only one in the Joseph's Town that was kept tenaciously to the original purpose of development into a plantation. It's owner, Captain Cuthbert, appears to have been an earnest and industrious young colonist, eager to cooperate with the Trustees in their desire to develop the silk industry, for he immediately set out a mulberry nursery that was eventually to give the plantation its name.  That he built a house may be gathered from the information that he and his sister resided on the place.  He also probably constructed the barns for cattle and the other farm buildings.  By 1739, thirty acres of the tract had been cleared and planted in general crops.

Before the close of the year this propitious beginning of the plantation's activities was halted by the death of Captain Cuthbert.  Having been placed in command of a company of rangers and sent by Oglethorpe to South Carolina to buy horses and equipment, "he unhappily sickened and died in that country...news of his death occasioned grief to many people, being a good-natured, sprightly man, generally beloved; ...He had made considerable improvements upon his five hundred acres up the River Savannah and was judged to have one of the best plantations yet in the colony: He died unmarried, leaving a sister (who took care of his house)...."  The five hundred acres were inherited by Cuthbert's sister, Ann, for in the very year of the young Scotsman's death, the Trustees' regulation was lifted whereby only a male relative was entitled to inherit land.

On March 5, 1740, Ann Cuthbert became the wife of Patrick Graham.  Some time before his marriage, Dr. Graham, physician and apothecary, had given up his practice and by 1740 was considered "so industrious a planter that he maintained himself."  The romantic circumstances surrounding his courtship of Ann Cuthbert and consequent removal to Mulberry Grover were reported to the Trustees by William Stephens in his journal:

Mr. Patrick Graham, Surgeon, who has made considerable improvement in building on his lot in this town, as well as been a constant planter for two or three years past, having Mrs. Cuthbert (sister to the late Capt. Cuthbert, deceased) for his patent dangerously ill in a fever, at that time a lodger in his house, the Doctor took the opportunity of prescribing matrimony to her, as a specifick he was sure would compleat her cure; and on consenting to take his advice in it, they were married at her late brother's plantation.

[Dr. Graham died on 30 MAY 1755 and his will leaves his lands to his brother (un-named), a relative named Mungo Graham, and to his widow, Ann Cuthbert.  Thus it would appear that Dr. Graham and Ann Cuthbert had no children.]

In 1758 Mrs Graham married James Bulloch, a planter of South Carolina, and through a marriage contract vested the ownership of Mulberry Grove in her new husband. 

Ann died 19 MAY 1764 and James Bulloch continued as proprietor of Mulberry Grove.  James Bulloch sold Mulberry Grove on 19 NOV 1770 to Josiah Perry.

Mulberry Grove became famous later for the activities of it's later proprietor, Widow Catherine Greene, who was mistress to President George Washington, and Eli Whitney who invented the cotton gin at Mulberry Grove.

Coleraine Tweedside Plantation

In 1769 James Cuthbert (Dr) purchased 150 acres of the Onslow Plantation from Wylly.

Cuthbert of Ardersier

THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Ardersier (Inverness), Àird nan Saor. "The headland of the joiners".

** Carse of Delnies and Balnagowan are adjacent to Ardersier and Nairn town

(Ardersier parish records begin in 1719)

 

 

15 FEB 1649, R Charles I, Edinburgh, Act for putting the kingdom in a posture of defence, [1649/1/133]* , mentions James CUTHBERT of Drakies, James CUTHBERT of Brackley (near Ardersier)

The Cuthbert family of Ardersier were a minor cadet branch of the Cuthberts of Castlehill. 

Jam. CUITHBT and Issobell TRUP

  1. David CUITHBT, bap 23 OCT 1614 in Inverness, Inverness (probably David Cuthbert Town Clerk of Inverness, below)

David CUTHBERT, Town Clerk of Inverness, m 1643 to Florence MACKENZIE, daughter of Colin MacKenzie, 1st of Kincraig, and second son of Roderick Mor MacKenzie, 1st of Redcastle. Possibly the David Cuthbert cited in: 1613-1680 GD133/4 Titles (6) of lands in the Kirkgate and the Friars' Croft, in Inverness, sometime pertaining to David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, Thomas Fraser of Strachan, Robert Barbour, merchant, burgess of Inverness, John Polson, second son of John Polson of Markinch, Isobel McCouthie his spouse, Donald Sligach, tailor, burgess of Inverness, Marjorie Robertson his spouse, John Macronald in Inverness and Mr. William Robertson of Inches

(1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

24/11/1671 GD23/1/32 David Cuthbert, son of deceased James Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh, for 500 merks, the other, dated 24th November 1671.  (Reference is ambiguous, but "town clerk" would appear to refer to David, not James.)

16/10/1676 GD23/4/36 Tack for three years by John Cuthbert of Artirlies [Alturlie] (Ardersier?) to James McIntosh, merchant burgess of Inverness, of eight acres of land of the north side of the lands of Dirribought [Direbught (Diriebught is in the town of Inverness, just north or Drakies)] lying in the parish and territory of Invernes [Inverness], at a rental of 20 bolls bear and 9 merks money yearly.

9/6/1677 GD23/5/57 Discharge by John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son to deceased David Cuthbert, late town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], to James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant burgess of the said burgh, and Angus McIntoshe of Holme.

31/5/1679 GD23/6/2  Letter, Duncan Forbes to his brother [unnamed] with directions as to taking advice concerning prefixed memorandum and queries as to the estate and family of deceased David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness. From Ardersear [Ardersier].

15/2/1688 GD23/4/43 Precept of Poinding at instance of James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant in Innernes [Inverness], against Isobel Fraser, goodwife of Cullduthill [Culduthel, co. Inverness], and William Fraser, her son, and others as cautioners, John Cuthbert of Altirles [Alturlie], James Dunbar in Dellzeell [Dalziel, Petty pa., co. Inverness], Malcolm McGilivray [McGillivray] in Culclachie, and Donald McPhaill [McPhail], cooper, indweller in Farr [Daviot and Dunlichity pa., co. Inverness], proceeding on various specified bonds.

  1. Jonat (f) CUTHBERT, bap DEC 1645 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)

  2. James CUTHBERT, bap 11 NOV 1649 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given) d. bef 1677?

  3. Son (John?) CUTHBERT, bap 17 MAR 1650 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Christan CUTHBERT, bap 31 DEC 1655 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)

  5. Jean CUTHBERT (dtr of David Cuthbert of Inverness), b c 1655, m Thomas FORBES b 17 JUL 1652 (had issue), son of John Forbes, 2nd of Culloden (b 1609, d 1687) (Stirnet: Forbes)
    1. Jean FORBES, bap 17 JUN 1682 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)
    2. Duncan FORBES, bap 11 DEC 1683 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)
    3. Patrick FORBES, bap 3 FEB 1689 in Inverness, Inverness
    4. Son FORBES, bap 9 MAR 1690 in Inverness, Inverness
    5. William FORBES, bap 24 MAY 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

18/5/1678 GD176/572 Instrument relative to a premonition by Alexander M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Connadge [Connage], for the Earl of Moray, to Angus M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Daviot and Lachlan M'Intoshe [McIntosh] of Kinrara, for the redemption of the lands of Daviot from the said Angus and Marjorie Robertson, his spouse. It states that the said Alexander M'Intosh absolutely refused to reckon in money, saying there was money and gold enough on the table, but objecting the superplus of the rental due, the demolishing of a part of the old castle of Daviot, etc. Dated at Inverness, 18th May 1678, in the Session-house of the kirk thereof, at 8.30 P.M.; witnesses, George Cuthbert of Castlehill, David Cuthbert, his brother-german, William M'Bean [McBean], elder, burgess of Inverness, and John M'Bean [McBean], his son.

 

David CUTHBERT 1st of Ardersier, ABT 1660 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, Bulloch claims that David Cuthbert of Ardersier was a son of John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill and Mary Cuthbert of Drakies, however, Bulloch is clearly incorrect and has conflated two contemporary David Cuthberts.  The only reference to David Cuthbert, son of John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill, is the Instrument of Premonition for Alexander McIntosh, dated 18 MAY 1678 (GD176/572) in which David is referred to as "brother-german" to George Cuthbert of Castlehill.  Whereas the near-contemporary letter of Duncan Forbes dated 31 MAY 1679 (GD23/6/2) refers to "the deceased David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, from Ardersear" and an earlier receipt (24 NOV 1671 GD23/1/32) refers to the same person as "David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, son of deceased James Cuthbert".  Therefore he could not be the same person as David Cuthbert, son of John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill.

David is probably the "Cuthbert of Ardersier" cited in minutes of Parliament 1701.

David CUTHBERT of Ardersier, b c 1660, probably the "Cuthbert of Ardersier" cited in minutes of Parliament 1701: Petition of the Shire of Inverness 9 JAN 1701, including signers: George CUTHBERT of Castlehill, John CUTHBERT, younger of Castlehill, ___ CUTHBERT of Ardersier, John CUTHBERT of Brackenhills**, John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, (another) John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, William CUTHBERT, merchant, James CUTHBERT, merchant, (another) James CUTHBERT, merchant.

**Brackenhills has not been identified.  Could it be the same as Brackley near Ardersier?

  1. Has Children Beatrix CUTHBERT b: ABT 1690 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  Beatrix married Alexander CUTHBERT Merchant in Inverness b: ABT 27 MAR 1679 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, shown above as a son of John Cuthbert and Mary Maclean of Dochgarroch.  Said John Cuthbert was a brother of David Cuthbert, allegedly 1st of Ardersier, and uncle to Beatrix Cuthbert.  This would make Beatrix and her husband Alexander Cuthbert first cousins.  This relationship is according to Bulloch.  I am suspicious of Bulloch's suggestion.
    1. Their descendants are presented above under John Cuthbert, 9th of Castlehill.

George CUTHBERT

  1. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 10 FEB 1677 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. James CUTHBERT, bap 13 JUN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Hughe CUTHBERT, bap 19 MAY 1681 in Inverness, Inverness *** (name Hugh may come from Hugh Rose of Kilravock) possibly "Son CUTHBERT 2nd Ardersier" below?

  4. George CUTHBERT, bap 23 OCT 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

 

  1. Has Children Son (Hugh?) CUTHBERT 2nd of Ardersier b: ABT 1690 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  This son is a theoretical construct to link David Cuthbert of Ardersier with his grandson James Cuthbert of Ardersier.  He is suggested without proof to be the father of:
    1. Has Children James CUTHBERT 3rd of Ardersier b: ABT 1720 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  No birth record has been found for James, however Ardersier parish records do not begin until 1720, so it seems likely that there is no birth record for James.  James married Mary CAMPBELL b: ABT 1725 in Scotland.
      1. Has No Children Hugh CUTHBERT b: ABT 07 MAR 1748 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Elisabeth CUTHBERT b: ABT 17 SEP 1752 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
      3. Has Children George CUTHBERT b: ABT 19 FEB 1754 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  George married Janet MACKINTOSH b: ABT 1760 in Scotland.
        1. Has No Children James CUTHBERT b: 13 SEP 1780 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  May have married Margaret OGILVIE b: 1786 in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland.  Still under investigation.  The wife and children of James Cuthbert shown here are not confirmed. They are based on a judicious survey of census and IGI data. It's possible that there may be two James Cuthbert's conflated here. There is an obit record of a James Cuthbert who died 26 JAN 1848 in the town of Nairn at age 67 who fits with the description of a James Cuthbert whose family, shown here, came from Ardersier and resided in Carse of Delnies. The 1841 census shown James Cuthbert residing in Nairn, employed as a caster, with his wife and daughter, Janet, along with a 12 year old border named James Webster. Nearby is another James Cuthbert, b 1821, believed to be the son of this James who is a shoemaker's apprentice and residing with the family of Helen Webster, b 1811, a shoemaker.
        2. Has No Children Alexander CUTHBERT b: 09 MAR 1783 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Mary CUTHBERT b: 12 APR 1786 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
        4. Has Children John CUTHBERT b: 27 JAN 1789 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  John resided in 1841 and 1851 at Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland.  In 1841 John and Isabella are residing next to an elderly couple, John and Jane McIntosh, believed to be Isabella's parents.  John married Isabella MCINTOSH b: BET 1793 AND 1796 in Croy, Inverness, Scotland. 
          1. Has Children George CUTHBERT b: BET 1810 AND 1815 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  George's wife is unknown. He is found in 1861 and 1871 residing in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Scotland with his widowed mother, his two children shown here, and also with his spinster sisters, Jessie, and Annie. In 1861 his mother is shown as head and George is shown as a ploughman. In 1871 he is also shown with a 12 year old Isabella Campbell, domestic servant, who could be a niece.  He resided in 1861/71/81 in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland.
            1. Has No Children Isabella CUTHBERT b: 1847 in Drainie, Moray, Scotland.  In 1871 Isabella was employed as a dress-maker's apprentice.
            2. Has No Children John CUTHBERT b: 1849 in Speymouth or Garmouth, Moray, Scotland
          2. Has Children John CUTHBERT b: 04 JUN 1821 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  John was a Seaman M.S. (Merchant Ship? Master Seaman?).  Family tradition among the descendants of John Cuthbert cites that their family descends from the Cuthberts of Castlehill. Current research would support this claim.
            In 1851 John appears to be away at sea as his wife Henrietta is found at 3 Madras St. in the town of Inverness, shown as the wife of a seaman, and residing with their children Alexander and Jane. The older children, Margaret and John have not been found in 1851. In 1861 they are at 36 Madras St. with John at home and all his children except for Margaret and Donald residing with him. John is not found in 1871 and his wife Henrietta is shown as head, so it is presumed that John died sometime between 1861-1871.  John married on 06 MAR 1839 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland to Henrietta ROSS b: 1819 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
            1. Has No Children Margaret CUTHBERT b: 16 DEC 1840 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
            2. Has No Children John CUTHBERT b: 1845 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
            3. Has No Children Alexander CUTHBERT b: 1847 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
            4. Has No Children Jane CUTHBERT b: 1849 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland. 
            5. Has No Children Marjory CUTHBERT b: 1852 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
            6. Has No Children Donald CUTHBERT b: 13 NOV 1856 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
            7. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: 03 MAR 1859 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland
          3. Has No Children Janet CUTHBERT b: 22 JAN 1824 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  In 1871 Jesse is found residing in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Scotland with her brother George Cuthbert. Jesse is unmarried and is presumed to have never married.
          4. Has No Children Ann CUTHBERT b: 15 AUG 1831 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  In 1871 Ann is found residing with her brother George in Delnies, Nairn, Scotland. She is unmarried and shown as having been born in Delnies, Nairn, Scotland (sic), suggesting that her family moved from Ardersier to Delnies when she was just a child.
          5. Has No Children Margaret CUTHBERT b: 1837 in Carse of Delnies, Nairnshire, Scotland
        5. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: 12 NOV 1791 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
        6. Has No Children Margaret CUTHBERT b: 21 MAR 1794 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
        7. Has No Children Lachlan CUTHBERT b: 24 AUG 1796 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
        8. Has Children Hugh CUTHBERT b: 02 FEB 1799 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Hugh Cuthbert is described as a late "crofter in Ardersier" in his widow's 1902 application for poor relief in the parish of Elgin, Moray, Scotland. In 1851 he is shown as a crofter with 16 acres at Ardersier.  Hugh married on 21 MAR 1827 in Carse, Campbelltown, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland to Ann MCINTOSH b: 1804 in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland.
          1. Has No Children George CUTHBERT b: 09 FEB 1829 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  George is found residing with his parents in 1841 but he has not been found in any later census records. He may have died young or emigrated.
          2. Has No Children Mary CUTHBERT b: 13 APR 1831 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Mary is shown residing with her parents in 1851 and 1861 but is not found in later census records. It is not known if she died, married or emigrated.
          3. Has Children Alexander CUTHBERT b: 24 APR 1833 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Alexander worked as a farm labourer in his early life. Sometime between 1866-1870 he immigrated to Bibb, Georgia, USA where he was a farmer. Sometime between 1875-1880 he moved to Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA where he worked in a gas works.  Alexander married on 05 DEC 1865 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland to Margaret MCKILLICAN b: 1843 in Scotland.
            1. Has No Children Ann McKillican CUTHBERT b: ABT 09 JUL 1866 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Ann married on 12 OCT 1887 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA to John A. NEVENZEL b: ABT 1865 in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, USA.
            2. Has Children Margaret CUTHBERT b: 1871 in Georgia, USA.  Margaret married Unknown BRITTAIN b: ABT 1870 in Michigan, USA.
              1. Has No Children Harley S BRITTAIN b: 02 JAN 1897 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
            3. Has No Children Janet CUTHBERT b: 1874 in Georgia, USA
            4. Has No Children John CUTHBERT b: 1875 in Georgia, USA
            5. Has No Children Donald CUTHBERT b: JAN 1881 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
          4. Has No Children Hugh CUTHBERT b: 19 MAY 1835 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Hugh has not been found in any census records and is presumed to have died in childhood.
          5. Has Children Janet CUTHBERT b: 09 JUL 1837 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Janet is found in 1871 residing with her widowed mother and working as a domestic servant. Her son Robert appears to be illegitimate as he bears her surname and no father is given on his birth record.
            1. Has No Children Robert John CUTHBERT b: ABT 06 NOV 1870 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland
          6. Has No Children Margaret CUTHBERT b: 19 DEC 1839 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  Margaret is found with her parents in 1851 but has not been found in 1861 or later census records. It is not known if she died or married young.
          7. Has No Children James CUTHBERT b: 17 APR 1842 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  James is found with his parents in 1851 but has not been found in the 1861 census.
          8. Has Children John CUTHBERT b: 1844 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  John married Elisabeth EDDIE b: 1857 in Drainie, Moray, Scotland
            1. Has No Children Hugh CUTHBERT b: 1882 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
            2. Has No Children Mary Ann CUTHBERT b: 1884 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
            3. Has No Children Elizabeth CUTHBERT b: 1886 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
            4. Has No Children Jane Rioch CUTHBERT b: 10 OCT 1889 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.  She married John MACKENZIE b: ABT 1890 in Scotland.
            5. Has No Children James CUTHBERT b: 1892 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland
          9. Has No Children Donald CUTHBERT b: 1848 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland.  In 1871 Donald was working with his brother John at a Waterworks in Nairn burgh, Nairnshire, Scotland.
      4. Has No Children James CUTHBERT in Ardersier b: ABT 27 MAR 1757 in Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland

 

 

Ardersier

15 FEB 1649, R Charles I, Edinburgh, Act for putting the kingdom in a posture of defence, [1649/1/133]* , mentions James CUTHBERT of Drakies, James CUTHBERT of Brackley (near Ardersier)

  1. Beatrix CUTHBERT, m Alexander CUTHBERT, merchant in Inverness (see above)

  2. Son CUTHBERT of Ardersier, b ca 1690

    1. James CUTHBERT of Ardersier, b ca 1720 and Mary CAMPBELL

      1. Hugh CUTHBERT, bap 7 MAR 1748 in Ardersier

      2. Elisabeth CUTHBERT, bap 17 SEP 1752 in Ardersier

      3. George CUTHBERT, bap 19 FEB 1754 in Ardersier.  George CUTHBERT and Janet MACKINTOSH

        1. James CUTHBERT, b/b 13/13 SEP 1780 in Ardersier

        2. Alexander CULBERT, b/b 9/11 MAR 1783 in Ardersier

        3. Mary CUTHBERT, b/b 12/15 APR 1786 in Ardersier

        4. John CUTHBERT, b/b 27 JAN/1 FEB 1789 in Ardersier.  John CUTHBERT, b 1791 in Ardersier, Inverness, res 1851 in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Nairn, farmer of 24 Acres. m Isabella (MCINTOSH), b 1793 in Croy, Inverness. (no IGI marriage)  Isabella MCINTOSH, b c 1792, d 16 NOV 1873 in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, age 81, m John CUTHBERT, farmer.

          1. George CUTHBERT, b 1815 in Ardersier. (no birth IGI) res 1871 in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, farmer of 100 acres, employing 7, with mother Isabella _____, b 1795 in Croy, Inverness and sisters
            1. Isabella CUTHBERT, b 1847 in Drainie, Moray, dressmaker apprentice
            2. John CUTHBERT, b 1849 in Speymouth, Moray. John CUTHBERT, b 1849 in Speymouth, Elgin (shown as grandson of John in 1851)
          2. John CUTHBERT, b/b 4/10 JUN 1821 in Ardersier.  John CUTHBERT (possible John CUTHBERT, b/bap 4/10 JUN 1821 in Ardersier, Inverness, son of John CUTHBERT and Isobel MCINTOSH.) m 6 MAR 1839 in Inverness, Inverness to Henrietta ROSS, b 1819 in Inverness, Inverness, seaman's wife, res 1851 3 Madras St., Inverness, Inverness. Family tradition claims descent from Castlehill
            1. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 16 DEC 1840 and bap 18 DEC 1840 in Inverness, Inverness

            2. John CUTHBERT, b 1845 in Inverness, Inverness. No birth/baptism recorded.

            3. Alexander CUTHBERT, b 1847 in Inverness, Inverness. No birth/baptism recorded.

            4. Jane CUTHBERT, b 1849 in Inverness, Inverness. No birth/baptism recorded. m Alexander MCKENZIE http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=97&mforum=rykbrowngenealo

            5. Marjory/Mary CUTHBERT, b 1852 in Inverness, Inverness. No birth/baptism recorded.

            6. Donald CUTHBERT, b 13 NOV 1856 in Inverness, Inverness, d 5 NOV 1858.

            7. George CUTHBERT, b 3 MAR 1859 in Inverness, Inverness

          3. Jesse CUTHBERT, b 1824 in Ardersier, Inverness. Janet CUTHBERT b/b 22 JAN/8 FEB 1824 in Ardersier (res 1871 with brother George, shown b1833 in Ardersier)
          4. Ann CUTHBERT, b 1832 in Nairn, Nairn. b/b 15/28 AUG 1831 in Ardersier. 1871: b 1837 in Delnies, Nairn (farmer's sister)
          5. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1837 in Nairn, Nairn
        5. George CUTHBERT, b/b 12/18 NOV 1791 in Ardersier

        6. Margaret CUTHBERT, b/b 21/25 MAR 1794 in Ardersier

        7. Lachlan CUTHBERT, b 24 AUG 1796 in Ardersier

        8. Hugh CUTHBERT, b/b 2/6 FEB 1799 in Ardersier, crofter in Ardersier and Ann MCINTOSH (1902 application for poor relief to parish of Elgin, 1912 entry in register of poor for parish of Elgin).  Hugh CUTHBERT b 1800 in Ardersier, res 1851 in Carse, Campbeltown, Ardersier, Inverness, farmer of 16 acres, m 21 MAR 1827 in Ardersier, Inverness to Ann (MCINTOSH), b 1804 in Nairn, Nairn.  Res 1861 North Carse, Ardersier, Inverness with Hugh, w Ann, Mary, Alexander, John, Donald

          1. George CUTHBERT, b/b 9/12 FEB 1829 in Ardersier (not found 1851, 1861, 71)

          2. Mary CUTHBERT, b 1832 in Ardersier (a1851, 61), b/b 13/18 APR 1831 in Ardersier

          3. Alexander CUTHBERT, b/b 24 APR/2 MAY 1833 in Ardersier.  Alexander CUTHBERT, b 1833 in Ardersier, Inverness, res 1851 in Leitchfield, Campbeltown, Ardersier, Inverness, occ ag lab for Charles Fraser, b 1802 in Ardersier, farmer of 45 acres.

            Alexander CUTHBERT b 1833 in Ardersier, res 1861 with father, res 1870 in Bibb, Georgia, USA, farmer. m on 5 DEC 1865 in Ardersier to Margaret MCKILLICAN, b 1843 in Scotland. res 1880 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, occ works in Gas Works.

            1. Ann McKillican CUTHBERT, bap 9 JUL 1866 in Ardersier. m 12 OCT 1887 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA to John A. NEVENZEL, b Allegan, Michigan, son of John W Nevenzel and Jannie Van Erde

            2. Maggie CUTHBERT, b 1871 in Georgia, USA

            3. Janet CUTHBERT, b 1874 in Georgia, USA

            4. John CUTHBERT, b 1875 in Georgia

          4. Hugh CUTHBERT, b/b 19/31 MAY 1835 in Ardersier (not found in censuses)

          5. Janet CUTHBERT, b/b 9/16 JUL 1837 in Ardersier.  Jessie CUTHBERT, b 1840 in Ardersier, res 1871 Carse Rd, Ardersier, Inverness, occ Domestic Servant (shown as daughter of Ann CUTHBERT, b 1806 in Nairn, Nairn. res 1871 Carse Rd, Ardersier, Inverness, occ Domestic Servant)

            1. Robert John CUTHBERT, bap 6 NOV 1870 in Ardersier, b Ardersier, Inverness. (no father given)

          6. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1840 in Ardersier (a1851), b/b 19/29 DEC 1839 in Ardersier (not found 1861)

          7. James CUTHBERT, b 1842 in Ardersier (a 1851, not found 1861) b/b 17 APR/1 MAY 1842 in Ardersier (mother: Ann McKenzie)

          8. John CUTHBERT, b 1844 in Ardersier (a1851, 61). John CUTHBERT, railway porter, b c 1848 in Ardersier, resided at 6 Lady Lane, Elgin, d AFT 1912, m Elizabeth EDDIE. Census 1881 - John CUTHBERT, 33, b 1848 in Ardersier, Inverness, res 1 Francis Place, Elgin, Elgin, Moray, occ farm servant. Wife Elizabeth Eddie or Cuthbert, 24, b 1857 in Drainie, Moray.

            1. Hugh CUTHBERT

            2. Mary Ann CUTHBERT

            3. Jane "Jeannie Rioch" CUTHBERT, b 10 OCT 1889 in Elgin, 2 5 MAY 1972 in Aberdeen, m John MCKENZIE

            4. James CUTHBERT, b c 1892 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland

            5. John CUTHBERT, b c 1893

            6. Elizabeth CUTHBERT

          9. Donald CUTHBERT, b 1848 in Ardersier (a 1861)

      4. James CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAR 1757 in Ardersier.  James CUTHBERT of Ardersier; (b.c. 1760); m. Mary GRANTjf  No marriage record. They had one recorded child:

        1. MARY CUTHBERT; (b. 9/12 Jul 1787, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland; d. 1838, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland; bur. Kirkton of Ardersier burial ground); m. 28 Jan 1809, Ardersier Parish, Inverness, Scotland, Hugh GUNN; (b. 1776, Golspie Parish, Sutherland, Scotland, s/o William GUNN; d. 03 May 1864, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland; bur. Kirkton of Ardersier burial ground)  Hugh served as Army Private, 6th R.V.B., Fort George, Ardersier, ended up serving out his time in the reserves, and then became a Chelsea pensioner. jf  They had:
          1. 1.1 Isobel GUNN; (b. 21  Dec 1809; bap. 23 Dec 1809) jf
          2. 1.2 George GUNN; (b. 5 Jun 1812) jf
          3. 1.3 William GUNN; (b. 18 May 1814, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland; d. 22 May 1896, Ardersier, Inverness, Scotland) jf
          4. 1.4 Margaret GUNN; (b. 19 Dec 1816; bap. 4 Jan 1817) jf
          5. 1.5 Alexander GUNN; (b. 25 Jul 1821; bap. 27 Jul 1821) jf
          6. 1.6 James GUNN; (b. 3 Dec 1823; bap. 16 Dec 1823) jf
          7. 1.7 Mary GUNN; (b. 11 Mar 1827; bap. 25 Mar 1827)
          8. 1.8 John GUNN; (b. 21 Nov 1832; bap. 6 Dec 1832) jf

        James CUTHBERT appears to have married secondly to Christy GRANT

        1. Janet CUTHBERT, b/b 11/13 SEP 1790 in Ardersier, Inverness.  M 27 FEB 1823 in Nairn, Nairn to Donald MAIN. Res 1841 in Fishertown of Campbeltown, Ardersier, Inverness
          1. Donald MAIN, b 1823 in Ardersier
          2. James MAIN, b 1826 in Ardersier
          3. Christian MAIN b 1828 in Ardersier

Research Leads

The following persons are very likely to be related to the Ardersier Cuthberts as Nairn is adjacent to Ardersier.

Joe CATHBERT, b 1821 in Nairn, res 1841 Skeenes Close, Nairn, Nairn, shoe ap, res with John Fraser, 35 shoemaker

John CATLEBERT, b 1801 outside Nairn, res 1841 Bridge St, Nairn, Nairn, occ clater (slater or carter?), res w Alexander Falconer, b 1746 in Nairn, occ Job Manf, Robt Falconer, b 1796 in Nairn, cooper, Catherine Falconer, b 1806 in Nairn.  = John CUTHBERT, b 1812 in Fochabers, res 1851? visiting wife's uncle Alexander Leslie (b 1799 in Elgin, Moray, occ carter) at 15 Simpson St, Nairn, Nairn and his sister Margaret (b1798 in Elgin, Moray).  John's occ 1851 Master Slater. m Isabella A. b 1814 in England. (not found in IGI)

James CUTHBERT, b ca 1781, d 26 JAN 1848 in Nairn, age 67 (source obit).  The only James Cuthbert in Nairn in 1841 is James Cuthbert b 1786 outside Nairn, occ caster (a maker of spice bottles, but I think it's more likely a transcription error for carter), wife Margaret b 1786 in Nairn, residing 1841 at Rose Street, Nairn, Nairn, with daughter Janet Cuthbert b 1811 in Nairn, and 12 yr old James Webster.  Nearby is James Cuthbert b 1821 in Nairn, res 1841 Coke Lane, Nairn, occ Shoe J(ourneyman), residing with Helen Webster, b 1811 in Nairn, shoemaker, Margaret Webster, b 1826 in Nairn, and Alexr Webster b 1833 in Nairn.  In 1851 his widow Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1781 in Ireland (1841 says Nairn), res 1851 in 13 Acre St, Nairn, Nairn.

  1. Son CUTHBERT

    1. James CUTHBERT, b 1828 in Duthil, Moray, res 1851 w/grandmother, occ 1851 printer (compositor).

  2. Janet CUTHBERT, b 1811 in Nairn, Nairn, occ 1851 washer woman

  3. James Cuthbert b 1821 in Nairn, res 1841 Coke Lane, Nairn, occ Shoe J(ourneyman), residing with Helen Webster, b 1811 in Nairn, shoemaker, Margaret Webster, b 1826 in Nairn, and Alexr Webster b 1833 in Nairn. 1851: James is shown b 1821 in Nairn, Nairn, occ 1851 Master Shoemaker.  res 1861 22 Acre St, Nairn, Nairn, shoemaker.  James CUTHBERT, shoemaker, b c 1817, d 29 OCT 1888 at Acre Street, Nairn, age 71 (obit), m 27 JUN 1856 in Ardclach (beside Ferness), Nairn, to Jane ROSE/Jean ROSS, b ca 1830, d 30 APR 1860 at Acre St. Nairn, age 30 (obit)

    1. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 23 JUN 1857 in Nairn, Nairn

    2. James CUTHBERT, b 27 AUG 1859 in Nairn, Nairn.  printer, b c 1860, d 8 APR 1882, age 22, at 28 Acre St. Nairn (obit).

"James" CUTHBERT, b ca 1780 son of George fits perfectly (possibly James who m Margaret OGILVIE )

  1. George CUTHBERT, b 1811 in Scotland, res 1841 in Lossiemouth Village, Drainie, Moray, fisher, residing with his brother James in 1841 not found in 1851/61.

  2. William CULBERT(IGI)/CUTHBERT, b 1812 in Delnies, Nairn. (1851), b 1822 in Ardersier (no birth IGI) (born 1813 in Nairn, Nairn according to 1871), res 1851 Moor of Balrugown, Campbelltown, Ardersier, Inverness, occ ag lab, res 1871 141 Crook Ardersier, occ basket maker. m 18 MAY 1849 in Ardersier to Isabel MCKENZIE, b 1825-31 in Contin, Inverness (d 1861-1871). 1861: rex Muir of Balnagow, crofter of 2 acres, b 1812 in Delnies, Nairn.

    1. Catherine CUTHBERT, b 1851 in Ardersier

    2. Isabella CUTHBERT, b 1853 in Ardersier

    3. James CULBERT, bap 31 AUG 1856 in Ardersier.  res 1871 Balnagown Rd, Ardersier, occ herd boy for James Young, b 1805 in Cromarty, Ross, farmer of 105 acres. res 1861 with parents

    4. Rebecca CULBERT, bap 19 FEB 1859 in Ardersier, d 4 SEP 1859

    5. William CULBERT, bap 30 MAY 1862 in Ardersier (res 1871 w father)

    6. John CULBERT, bap 8 JAN 1866 in Ardersier (res 1871 w father)

  3. James CUTHBERT, b 1816 in Nairn, Nairn, res 1841 in Lossiemouth Village, Drainie, Moray, fisher. James CUTHBERT, salmon fisherman, b ca 1814, d 7 FEB 1898 age 84, m 16 DEC 1840 in Nairn, Nairn to Jane BOWIE (obit), b 1822 in Drainie, Elgin. Res 1851 in Carse of Delnies, Nairn, Nairn (see Ardersier families), occ Salmon Fisher

    1. Isabella CUTHBERT, b/b 7/19 NOV 1841 in Nairn, Nairn (a 1851)

    2. Elspet CUTHBERT, b 1846 in Nairn, Nairn (a1851). Elsie CUTHBERT (listed in obit, no dates)

    3. James CUTHBERT, b 1849 in Nairn, Nairn. (a1851)

    4. William CUTHBERT, b c 1853, d 27 SEP 1932 in New Zealand, age 79. (obit) (not found 1851)

    5. Mary CUTHBERT, b c 1854, d 8 JUL 1878, age 24 (headstone)

    6. Jane CUTHBERT, b 8 APR 1857 in Nairn, Nairn

    7. John CUTHBERT, b 7 NOV 1859 in Drainie, Moray

  4. Jean CUTHBERT, b 1821 in Moray, res 1841 with brothers George and James.

James CUTHBERT and Margaret OGILVIE, m 12 JUN 1802 in Nairn, Nairn

  1. Jannet CUTHBERT, 22/25 MAY 1803 in Nairn, Nairn

  2. George CUTHBERT, 26/31 DEC 1806 in Nairn, Nairn

  3. Margaret CUTHBERT, 5/8 JAN 1809 in Nairn, Nairn

  4. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, 21/30 JUN 1811 in Nairn, Nairn

  5. Alexander Richardson CUTHBERT, 6/20 AUG 1814 in Nairn, Nairn

  6. James CUTHBERT, 7/16 MAY 1817 in Nairn, Nairn

Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1803 in Nairn, Nairn, res Achareidh, Nairn, Nairn, occ cook for Augustus Clarke, b 1806 in England, Landed Proprietor

Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1821 in Nairn, res 1841 Ivybank, Nairn, FS to James Gordon, b 1781 in Scotland, Army HP.

Margaret CATHERT, b 1821 in Nairn, Nairn, res 1861 1 Scotland Place Nairn, Nairn, Cook Domestic to Mary Jane Coghlan, wife of absent head "Uy of Iorden Artilery Office"

Elizabeth CUTHBERT, b 1816 in Nairn, Nairn, res 1851 in Holme House, Croy, Inverness, occ housemaid to John Rose, b 1778 in Croy, Inverness, "Lat Genl KCB NCIC Servin" (Lieut or Lately Gen. Sir John Rose, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, b 23 JUL 1779, m Lilias Fraser of Culduthel, Inverness, son of John Rose of Holme, descended from Alexander Rose 4th son of Hugh Rose of Kilravock and Elizabeth Bisset)

James CUTHBERT and Eliza STANDCLIFF

  1. James CUTHBERT, b/b 3/11 APR 1828 in Ardersier

Cuthbert in Philadelphia

John Thomas CUTHBERT, in Castle Hill, b. ca. 1680.  According to Bulloch, John Cuthbert first went to Pennsylvania from Castlehill in 1715 along with his two year old son Thomas, born at Castlehill.

  1. Thomas CUTHBERT, b 1713 in Castle Hill, Inverness, (not in IGI) d Philadelphia 11 JAN 1781, m 1741 to Ann WILKINSON, b 1720, dtr of Anthony Wilkinson
    1. Capt. Anthony CUTHBERT, b 4 MAR 1751 in Philadelphia.  Anthony was Captain of the 6th Company of Philadelphia and while Lieutenant he was present at the battle of Princeton.  d 1832.  He married firstly to Sarah DIXON
      1. Daughter CUTHBERT, m Unknown PERCEVAL

      Anthony Cuthbert married secondly on 19 DEC 1799 to Mary OGDEN daughter of Joseph Ogden, son of David Ogden of London, England who came to America with William Penn.

      1. Joseph Ogden CUTHBERT, 1800-1887, m in 1823 to Elizabeth Sharp COLIS
        1. Allen CUTHBERT, 1832-1903, m Margaret Brognard GIBBS (1833-1900)
          1. Joseph Ogden CUTHBERT, 1866-1907, m Mary Collins HINCHMAN
            1. Charles Walden CUTHBERT, 1899-1987 Tampa, Florida
              1. had issue
            2. Gladys Josephine CUTHBERT, b 1902
            3. 3 more children
      2. Samuel CUTHBERT m firstly to UNKNOWN.  Samuel CUTHBERT married secondly to Eugenia B JONES daughter of Charles G Jones
        1. Charles McIntosh CUTHBERT m Lilly D MORGAN
          1. Lachlan McIntosh CUTHBERT
          2. Olie Morgan CUTHBERT
          3. Charles Morgan CUTHBERT
        2. George CUTHBERT
        3. Anne McIntosh CUTHBERT m Dr. John D ROTHWELL
          1. Eugenia ROTHWELL
        4. Eugenia Johns CUTHBERT

The Colbert Family in Paris, France

In 1686 the Parliament of Scotland confirmed the submission of Jean-Baptiste Antoine COLBERT , Marquis de Seignelay in France, as a descendant of the Cuthberts of Castlehill.  The full text of the Act of Parliament is presented further below.  The genealogy contained therein presents us with an accounting of the earliest generations of the Cuthberts of Castlehill which pre-dates the Castlehill family's own records.

The Colbert genealogy could potentially contain a goldmine of information on the earliest generations of the Cuthberts of Castlehill; information that was subsequently lost by the Castlehill family themselves, but perhaps was preserved free from destruction in France by the Colbert family.  Or, the Colbert genealogy could be an utter fabrication by a family who had other motives for linking themselves to an ancient noble Scottish family.

The Colbert genealogy contains some anachronisms -- citing families that did not exist at that time or who are chronologically impossible to reconcile.  Was this genealogy legitimate or a fabrication?  Or perhaps a little of both?  Can we trust this genealogy?  Why might Jean-Baptiste Colbert have wanted to prove he was descended from the Cuthberts of Castlehill, perhaps even enough to fabricate his genealogy? 

It could be argued that, if Jean-Baptiste wanted to fabricate a genealogy, why would he choose to connect himself with the family of Cuthbert of Castlehill?  Other than the prestige of George Cuthbert's roll at the Battle of Harlaw, they were a relatively undistinguished landed family.  And they weren't even actually noble -- no earls or marquises -- they were landed gentry, later elevated to Barons.  If Colbert was looking for prestige he might have picked a better family.  Was it simply because of the etymological connection of their surnames?  Or was Colbert genuinely proud of his legitimate Scottish ancestry?

Colbert was arguably the most powerful man in France next to the king himself.  Colbert was King Louis XIV's closest advisor and he saved the country from bankruptcy.  He was elevated to the level of Marquis and through his influence he garnered lands and titles for many of his extended family.

But Colbert was the descendant of merchants, albeit successful merchants, and not of noble birth.  In his early years he managed to amass a significant amount of personal wealth, said to be valued at 50,000 livres at the time of his marriage.  Then he married "up" quite well and received double his own personal wealth in a dowry of 100,000 livres from his wife.  With this money he was able to purchase the Barony of Seignelay, from which he was later elevated to Marquis and his grandson to Duke.

It could be argued that Colbert's nobility was "well purchased", but that he was not truly of noble birth.  I presume such criticisms were levelled at him by his own political enemies. 

The timing of Colbert's attempts to legitimize his descent from Cuthbert of Castlehill makes it tempting to suggest that his motive may have been to legitimize himself in the eyes of his peers -- to show that his nobility was not merely purchased, but that he came from a legitimate noble family (or at least landed gentry).  And the lack of available records in Scotland would make it very difficult to disprove his suggested ancestry.  And since the family of Colbert in France was vastly wealthier and far more powerful than the Cuthberts of Castlehill, why in their right minds would the family of Castlehill ever want to dispute the Colbert connection?  The financial benefits of the connection would be far greater for the Cuthberts than the Colberts (as proved to be true).  Thus Colbert had an easy "ally" in his attempt to legitimize his ancestry in that the family he purported to descend from had a clear and compelling motive to support his claim.  One can almost imagine a clandestine conversation between Jean-Baptiste Colbert and George Cuthbert where Colbert says, "Look George, just go along with this and I'll make sure your children and grand-children are well taken care of.  You'll get new wealth and prestige and a family connection to a powerful French noble family and I'll be legitimized in the eyes of my peers.  We both benefit."  I doubt such a conversation actually took place, but it illustrates the potential motives.

Of course, the other possibility is that Colbert's genealogy is indeed true.  Maybe he did legitimately descend from the Cuthberts of Castlehill.  And maybe he was genuinely proud of that connection.  Maybe his own family records were better preserved because they were not subjected to the pillaging of Edward I of England, the Reformers and the Jacobites.  And maybe, like most passed-down family genealogies, over time, errors and embellishments crept in.  Perhaps Colbert's genealogy is not untrue, but is merely inaccurateEither way, the research presented below shows that the Colbert connection to Castlehill is at least plausibleWhat we do know as historical fact is that the Scottish Parliament confirmed the Colbert genealogy as legitimate.  Whether they did so holding their noses or not is unknown.

Problems and Anachronisms in the Colbert Genealogy

I have no desire at this point to present a comprehensive analysis and critique of the Colbert genealogy.  The two main questions that concern me are:

  1. Is the Colbert/Cuthbert connection plausible?
  2. Is the Colbert genealogy reliable?

Is the Colbert Genealogy Plausible? Yes.

The Colbert genealogy begins with an Edward Colbert who is identified as:

 Edward Colbert (who gave very early, first lustre to this family in France, and was the seventh progenitor in a right line to the illustrious and noble lord Lord Charles Edward Colbert, marquis of Seignelay, secretary of state to the most serene French king and superintendent of all his maritime affairs)

This Edward is accounted as:

Edward Cuthbert was son to Edward Cuthbert, a son of Castlehill, and to his spouse Margaret Lindsay, he was grandchild to George Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill

But which George Cuthbert of Castlehill is intended here?  Is this a reference to George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill, or an earlier George, predating the Cuthbert family's own records?

Fortunately we have been assisted in this question by the research of G. A. Balleux, a French researcher who has researched the Colbert family extensively back as far as a Jehan (John) Colbert who is is recorded in 1433 and 1438 as being a mason in Rheims, France. (See below.)  It is beyond the means of this author to verify Balleux's research and for the present discussion Balleux's work is being treated as "reasonably accurate".  Balleux's genealogy can be found here: www.chez.com/geballeux/infos2.html

The earliest ancestor presented by Balleux, namely Jehan Colbert in Reims, happens to be the sixth progenitor in line to Charles Edward Colbert, Marquis de Seignelay, only one generation removed from Edward Colbert, accounted as seventh progenitor in the Colbert genealogy.  Presuming for the moment that both accounts are correct, then Jehan Colbert must be a son of Edward Colbert.  This presents us now with an unbroken connection between Jean-Baptiste Colbert and the Cuthberts of Castlehill.  But is it reliable?

It seems most likely that as George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill and hero of the Battle of Harlaw, was the earliest known Cuthbert and esteemed for his heroism, then he would make a natural point of reference for Colbert.  Thus it seems reasonable to suggest that the George Cuthbert identified by Colbert is probably George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill.

If we presume for the moment, that the George Cuthbert of Castlehill identified by Colbert is the same person as George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill, shown above, then we find that the two accounts can be reconciled to within about thirty years of each other.  For a genealogy that covers a span of over 300 years, 30 years seems to be a reasonable margin of error, especially when our own dating of the early generations of Castlehill can only be approximated.  Thus we can say that, within a reasonable margin of error, the Colbert genealogy can be reconciled with the Cuthbert of Castlehill genealogy. 

Two reasonable possible errors that could account for the thirty year discrepancy could be:

  1. Perhaps Jehan Colbert was not the son of Edward Colbert/Cuthbert, but was instead his brother.
  2. Perhaps there was only one Edward Colbert/Cuthbert and not two in succession when this family came to France.

Either of these errors are reasonable to creep in over a 300 year period, and are consistent with other similar errors in contemporary genealogies that are not otherwise rejected as false.  Thus the thirty year discrepency does not seem significant enough to reject the Colbert genealogy as false.

Further onomastic support can be found in the repeated occurrence of the name Edward (Oudard) as a forename in Balleux's account.  These occurrences prove nothing but serve to reinforce the idea that the Colbert family do descend from a progenitor named Edward.  This is especially true if Balleux had no knowledge of the Colbert genealogy (as appears to be the case) and would thus have had no knowledge of the earlier Edwards.

The Colbert genealogy is plausible

If our interpretation is correct, then Colbert presents us with three generations of paternal Cuthbert ancestors who predate George Cuthbert, 1st of Castlehill, and a multitude of maternal ancestors.

Is the Colbert Genealogy Reliable? Not Entirely.

Can we trust Colbert's account as reliable?  As suggested above, just because Colbert's genealogy contains a minor discrepancy, is not sufficient to describe it as false.  It could simply be "flawed".  The genealogy could be genuine, but with errors.

However, when we turn to the maternal lines that Colbert presents, then we are confronted with some relationships that could not possibly be correct.  Are these also to be accounted as merely errors? Or do they represent real fabrications?  The more such errors we find the less reliable Colbert's account becomes.

Colbert says that the younger Edward Colbert (first named in the Colbert genealogy) is a paternal grandson to George Cuthbert of Castlehill and is maternally descended from King James I by five generations.  As George Cuthbert of Castlehill was a contemporary of King James I, then we are left with a discrepancy of three generations -- virtually impossible to reconcile.

There are several other chronological discrepancies among Colbert's suggest maternal ancestors that border on impossible.  The accumulation of these makes it more difficult to continue describing them as simply "honest mistakes" and causes one to question whether these relationships have been fabricated.  Perhaps Colbert was motivated to endear himself to several of the leading Scottish families and thought that if he included their names among his ancestors then they might be more likely to support the passage of his genealogy in parliament.

Does the presence of these additional likely fabrications invalidate the paternal Cuthbert connection? Is the entire genealogy a fabrication, or did Colbert merely take his legitimate genealogy and embellish it?  It's hard to say.

Thus we must conclude that Colbert's account is certainly plausible, but at the very least contains significant errors.  These errors may only be embellishments to an otherwise genuine genealogy, or they may be evidence that the whole thing is a complete fabrication.  At present, I'm inclined to treat the paternal Colbert-Cuthbert connection as reasonably genuine, albeit flawed by possible errors, but the genealogy as a whole certainly appears to have been significantly embellished and may have been falsified.

The Alleged Cuthbert Predecessors to the Colbert Family in Reims

Has Children James CUTHBERT of Castlehill married Elisabeth LYON of Glamis

  1. Has Children George CUTHBERT of Castlehill married Catherine DUNBAR of Tarbet, daughter of John DUNBAR Baron of Tarbet and Sheriff of Murrisland and Catherine MURRAY of Tullibardine
    1. Has Children James CUTHBERT of Castlehill married Joan FRASER of Foyers, daughter of Simon Fraser of Foyers and Isobel Macintosh of Macintosh
      1. Has Children George CUTHBERT 1st of Castlehill b: ABT 1360 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland married Mary ROSS daughter of Hugh ROSE Baron of Kilravock and Marie or Margaret MACDONALD of Glengarry
        1. Has Children John CUTHBERT 2nd of Castlehill b: ABT 1390 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland
          1. His descendants are presented above.
        2. Has Children Edward CUTHBERT-ALIAS-COLBERT b: ABT 1350 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  According to the Colbert genealogy, this Edward moved to France and was progenitor to the Colbert family of France.  His information is presented below.

Edward CUTHBERT-ALIAS-COLBERT

Has Children Edward CUTHBERT-ALIAS-COLBERT b: ABT 1350 in Castlehill, Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.  This Edward is described in the Colbert genealogy as a son of George Cuthbert of Castlehill and as the elder of the two Edwards named in the following: "Edward Colbert (who gave very early, first lustre to this family in France, and was the seventh progenitor in a right line to the illustrious and noble lord Lord Charles Edward Colbert, marquis of Seignelay, secretary of state to the most serene French king and superintendent of all his maritime affairs) was born lawfully in lawful matrimony of illustrious parents of the Scots nation, and which derive their pedigree from several illustrious and noble families for many ages, for Edward Cuthbert was son to Edward Cuthbert, a son of Castlehill, and to his spouse Margaret Lindsay, he was grandchild to George Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill, begot on his wife Mary Ross....".  He married Margaret LINDSAY of Edzell, daughter of John LINDSAY Baron of Edzell and Margaret IRVINE of Drum.  They had the following son:

  1. Has Children Edward COLBERT b: in Rheims, France.  This Edward is described in the Colbert genealogy as younger of the two Edwards named in the following: "Edward Colbert (who gave very early, first lustre to this family in France, and was the seventh progenitor in a right line to the illustrious and noble lord Lord Charles Edward Colbert, marquis of Seignelay, secretary of state to the most serene French king and superintendent of all his maritime affairs) was born lawfully in lawful matrimony of illustrious parents of the Scots nation, and which derive their pedigree from several illustrious and noble families for many ages, for Edward Cuthbert was son to Edward Cuthbert, a son of Castlehill, and to his spouse Margaret Lindsay, he was grandchild to George Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill, begot on his wife Mary Ross....".  He is believed to be the father of:
    1. Has Children Jehan COLBERT b: ABT 1410 in Rheims, France.  His information is presented below.

Jehan COLBERT in Rheims

The majority of data on the subsequent generations of the family of Colbert of Rheims comes from www.chez.com/geballeux/infos2.html

Has Children Jehan COLBERT b: ABT 1410 in Rheims, France, shown above as a son of Edward Colbert.  Jehan is the earliest ancestor recorded in the Balleux genealogy. He is the sixth progenitor of Charles Edward Colbert. The Colbert genealogy begins with the seventh progenitor, Edward Colbert, who is therefore presumed to be the father of this John. Jehan ("John") Colbert is recorded in 1433 and 1438 as being a mason in Rheims, France.  Jehan was father of:

  1. Has Children Jehan COLBERT b: ABT 1450 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Jehan ("John") Colbert is recorded in 1512 as a "mason, like his father" and resided in Porte-Cérès, Reims, France where his children were born.  Jehan married Marie THUILIER b: ABT 1470 in France.  They had the following son:
    1. Has Children Gerard COLBERT b: 1493 in Porte-Cérès, Reims, France.  Gerard married firstly BEF 1519 in Reims, Lorraine, France to Anne MOËT b: ABT 1495 in Reims, Lorraine, France

      Gerard married secondly in 1519 in Reims, Lorraine, France to Jehanne THIERRY b: ABT 1495 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  They had the following children:

      1. Has Children Oudard COLBERT b: 1520 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Oudard (Edward) is described as a "Marchand Bourgeouis de Reims" ("Freeman Merchant of Reims").  Oudard married to Marie COCQUEBERT de Coulommes b: ABT 1525 in France, daughter of Simon COQUEBERT Sieur de Coulommes. 
        1. Their descendants are presented below.
      2. Has No Children Macette COLBERT b: ABT 1522 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Macette married in 1546 to Simon CLERJON b: ABT 1515 in France.
      3. Has No Children Dr. Jehan COLBERT, LLD, Seignieur de Crevecoeur b: ABT 1525 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  He was a lawyer with a Doctor of Laws degree. He had no known children.
      4. Has No Children Claude COLBERT b: ABT 1528 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Claude married Nicolas FRIZON b: ABT 1530 in France.
      5. Has No Children Barbe COLBERT b: ABT 1530 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Barbe married firstly Rhomas JOSSETEAU b: ABT 1530 in France.  Barbe married secondly Nicolas BOULLET b: ABT 1530 in France.  She had descendants.
      6. Has Children Gerard COLBERT Seignieur du Mont St. Pierre et Crèvecoeur b: 1532 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Gerard was Seignieur du Mont St. Pierre et Crèvecoeur and a "marchand bourgeois" ("freeman merchant") of Reims.  Gerard married firstly ABT 1555 to Anne CONVERS b: ABT 1535 in France.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Philippine COLBERT b: ABT 1555 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        2. Has No Children Jehanne COLBERT b: ABT 1558 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        3. Has Children Gerard COLBERT Seignieur de Mont St. Pierre and Keeper of the Seals for the town of Vermandois b: ABT 1560 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Gerard married to Elisabeth COCQUEBERT b: ABT 1570 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  They had the following child:
          1. Has No Children Elisabeth COLBERT
        4. Has No Children Anne COLBERT b: ABT 1563 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        5. Has No Children Guillaume COLBERT b: ABT 1565 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Guillaume was a freeman merchant in Reims ("marchand bourgeois").  Guillaume married in 1587 in Reims, Lorraine, France to Anne MARCORELLE b: ABT 1565 in Reims, Lorraine, France.
        6. Has No Children Nicolas COLBERT Seignieur de Magneux and Commissioner of War b: ABT 1570 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Nicolas was a merchant in Rethel and served as Commissioner of War.  He married Barbe MARTIN b: ABT 1570 in Rethel, France.
        7. Has No Children Nicole COLBERT b: ABT 1575 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Nicole married firstly to Nicolas COULON b: ABT 1575 in France and secondly to Nicolas GILMER b: ABT 1575 in France.

        Gerard married secondly ABT 1578 to Pierette LESPAGNOL b: ABT 1550 in France.  They had the following children:

        1. Has No Children Simone COLBERT b: ABT 1579 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        2. Has No Children Jeanne-Marie COLBERT b: ABT 1581 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        3. Has No Children Claude COLBERT b: ABT 1583 in Reims, Lorraine, France
        4. Has No Children Isabeau COLBERT b: 12 DEC 1585 in Reims, Lorraine, France
      7. Has No Children Toussaint COLBERT b: ABT 1535 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Toussaint was a cloth merchant in Reims.  Toussaint married Simone CHERTEMPS b: ABT 1540 in Reims, Lorraine, France.

      Gerard married thirdly ABT 1555 in Reims, Lorraine, France to Jehanne MEDART b: UNKNOWN in Reims, Lorraine, France.

Oudard COLBERT Merchant in Reims

Has Children Oudard COLBERT b: 1520 in Reims, Lorraine, France, shown above as a son of Gerard Colbert and Jehanne Theirry.  Oudard (Edward) is described as a "Marchand Bourgeouis de Reims" ("Freeman Merchant of Reims").  Oudard married to Marie COCQUEBERT de Coulommes b: ABT 1525 in France, daughter of Simon COQUEBERT Sieur de Coulommes.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Gerard COLBERT b: 1550 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Gerard was a merchant in Amiens and later in Paris.  Gerard married Marie PINGRE b: ABT 1550 in Amiens, France.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Marie COLBERT b: ABT 1578 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Marie married Nicolas CAMUS b: 1566 in France.
    2. Has No Children Isabelle COLBERT b: ABT 1580 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Isabelle married Jehan ROYER b: ABT 1580 in France
    3. Has No Children Adrienne COLBERT b: ABT 1582 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    4. Has No Children Gerard COLBERT b: ABT 1585 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Gerard was Secretary to the King.  He married Catherine POLLALION b: ABT 1580 in France.
    5. Has No Children Marguerite COLBERT b: ABT 1587 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Marguerite married on 21 AUG 1607 to Jean COURTIN b: ABT 1580 in France.
    6. Has No Children Jehanne COLBERT b: ABT 1588 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Jehanne married on 28 AUG 1608 to Nicolas PHILIPPES b: ABT 1580 in France.
    7. Has No Children Genevieve COLBERT b: ABT 1595 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Genevieve married in APR 1617 to Daniel ROBIN b: ABT 1590 in France.
  2. Has No Children Simon COLBERT Sieur d'Acy and Royal Secretary b: 1553 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Simon is described as a freeman merchant in Reims and Secretary to the King.
  3. Has Children Jehan or Jean Colbert SIEUR Seignieur du Terron b: 11 DEC 1557 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Jehan is described as a wealthy freeman merchant and clothier in Reims and Comptroller-General of Burgundy and Picardie.  Jehan married Marie BACHELIER b: 1567 in France. 
    1. Their descendants are presented below.
  4. Has Children Oudard COLBERT Seignieur de Villacerf b: ABT 1560 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Oudard (Edward) is described as a freeman merchant in Troyes and Secretary to the King.  Oudard married on 17 NOV 1585 to Marie FORET b: ABT 1565 in France.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Anne COLBERT b: ABT 1590 in France
    2. Has No Children Oudard COLBERT b: ABT 1590 in France
    3. Has No Children Marie COLBERT b: ABT 1595 in France
    4. Has No Children Madeleine COLBERT b: ABT 1600 in France
    5. Has Children Jean-Baptiste COLBERT de St. Pouange b: 1602 in France.  He was father to:
      1. Has No Children Edouard COLBERT Marquis de Villacerf b: 1628 in France.  Edouard was Superintendent of Buildings of the King from 1690 to 1699 and protector of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.
    6. Has No Children Simon COLBERT b: ABT 1608 in France
    7. Has No Children Nicolas COLBERT Seignieur de Turgis b: 1629 in France.  Nicolas does not fit chronologically with this family and is probably accounted here erroniously. He is presented here as found in the Colbert Genealogy.

Jehan COLBERT Seignieur du Terron

Has Children Jehan or Jean COLBERT Seignieur du Terron b: 11 DEC 1557 in Reims, Lorraine, France, shown above as a son of Oudard Colbert, Merchant in Reims.  Jehan is described as a wealthy freeman merchant and clothier in Reims and Comptroller-General of Burgundy and Picardie.  Jehan married Marie BACHELIER b: 1567 in France.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Jehan COLBERT b: ABT 1583 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Jehan married on 04 FEB 1608 to Marie DE BIGNICOURT b: ABT 1585 in France.
  2. Has No Children Charles COLBERT Seignieur de St. Mard b: ABT 1585 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Charles married Margaruerite DE MESVILLIERS b: ABT 1585 in France.
  3. Has No Children Marie COLBERT b: 1587 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  She died young.
  4. Has Children Nicolas COLBERT Seigneur de Vandieres b: MAR 1590 in Amiens, Somme, Picardi, Aisne, France.  Nicolas was a wealthy merchant and cloth dealer in Reims. His daughters controlled the great abbeys of Sainte-Marie de Challot, of Sainte-Claire de Reims and of the LeLys near Melun, although it's not known which daughter was in charge of which abbey.  Nicolas married Marie PUSSORT b: ABT 1595 in France.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Claire COLBERT b: ABT 1617 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    2. Has Children Jean-Baptiste COLBERT Marquis de Segnelay b: 09 AUG 1619 in Reims, Lorraine, France.
      1. His descendants are presented below.
    3. Has Children Charles Edward COLBERT Marquis de Croissy and Minister of Foreign Affairs b: 1625 in Reims, Lorraine, France.  Charles was Minister of Foreign Affairs for King Louis XIV.  He was father of:
      1. Has No Children Jean-Baptiste COLBERT Marquis de Torcy and Secretary of State b: 14 SEP 1665 in Paris, France.  Jean-Baptiste negotiated some of the most important treaties towards the end of Louis XIV's reign, notably the treaty (1700) that occasioned the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), in which the dying Charles II of Spain named Louis XIV's grandson, Philippe, duc d'Anjou, heir to the Spanish throne, eventually founding the line of Spanish Bourbons. Torcy was the guiding spirit of French diplomacy at the series of international conferences that resulted in the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and the Treaty of Rastatt (1714).
    4. Has No Children Marie COLBERT b: 06 JUL 1626 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    5. Has No Children Nicolas COLBERT Bishop of Luçon and Auxerre b: 1628 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    6. Has No Children Antoinette COLBERT b: 1631 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    7. Has No Children Édouard François COLBERT b: 1633 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    8. Has No Children Marie COLBERT b: ABT 1634 in France.  The fact that there are two sisters named Marie with conflicting dates may indicate an error here.
    9. Has No Children Agnes COLBERT b: 1634 in Reims, Lorraine, France
    10. Has No Children Claire Cecile COLBERT b: 1640 in Reims, Lorraine, France

Jean-Baptiste COLBERT , Marquis de Segnelay

Has Children Jean-Baptiste COLBERT , Marquis de Segnelay b: 9 AUG 1619 in Reims, Lorraine, France, shown above as a son of Nicolas COLBERT Seigneur de Vandieres.  Jean-Baptiste Colbert was a famous advisor in the court of King Louis XIV of France, "The Sun King" (1638-1715, r1643-1715). He was very proud of his Scottish ancestry and was so determined to show his descent from the family of Cuthbert of Castlehill that he attempted to have his genealogy confirmed by a decree of the Scottish Privy Council. His request was declined on the influence of the Duke of Lauderdale, however his son was more successful. In 1657 he purchased the Barony of Seignelay.  He married BEF 1648 to Marie CHARRON de Menars b: ABT 1625 in France.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Jeanne Marie Thérèse COLBERT b: 14 FEB 1650 in Paris, France
  2. Has Children Jean-Baptiste Antoine COLBERT Marquis de Seignelay b: 01 NOV 1651 in Paris, France.  Jean-Baptiste Antoine "Seignelay" COLBERT, Marquis de Seignelay, Minister of Navy. He went by the name of "Seignelay". He was more successful than his father in confirming his Scottish ancestry and in 1686 had his connection to the Castlehill family confirmed by the Scottish Parliament.  (See below for the full text of the act.)  He continued his father's work of expanding the French Navy from 18 to 125 vessels. In 1683, Seignelay inherited the estate of Sceaux.  Jean-Baptiste married firstly on 08 FEB 1675 in France to Margarite MARIE Marquise d'Alegre b: ABT 1655 in France.  They had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Jeanne Marguerite COLBERT b: NOV 1676 in Paris, France

    Jean-Baptiste married secondly on 06 SEP 1679 to Catherine Thérèse DE GOYON de Matignon Thorigny b: 1662 in France.  They had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Marie Jean-Baptiste COLBERT de Seignelay b: 1683 in France
    2. Has No Children Paul Edward COLBERT de Seignelay Comte de Creuilly b: 1686 in France
    3. Has No Children Sir Louis Henri Charles COLBERT de Seignelay Knight of Malta b: ABT 1687 in France
    4. Has No Children Charles Eleanor COLBERT Comte de Seignelay b: 22 FEB 1689 in Versailles, France.  (Charles parents not given. His designation as Count of Seignelay suggests his birth belongs here. Recorded elsewhere as "son petit-fils" "his little son" of the elder Jean-Baptiste, 1st of Seignelay, which is chronologically impossible. He is not listed in the encycolpedic article as one of sons of Jean-Baptiste but the list is not all-inclusive. http://encycl.opentopia.com/term/Jean-Baptiste_Colbert,_Marquis_de_Seignelay.  He could be the son of Jacques-Nicolas Colbert.)  He married on 12 DEC 1726 in France to Marie Renée DE GONTAUD-BIRON b: ABT 1700
    5. Has No Children Théodore Alexander COLBERT de Seignelay b: 1690 in France
  3. Has No Children Jacques-Nicolas COLBERT Bishop of Rouen b: 14 FEB 1655 in Paris, France.  Abbot of Le Bec Hellouin, 1669 Abbot of Ambien, later Archbishop of Rouen in 1691. The great library of Colbert was bequeathed to his eldest brother Jean-Baptiste Colbert, upon whose death in 1690 the library was purchased by his brother Jacques-Nicolas who in turn bequeathed it in 1707 to Charles-Eleanor, Comte de Seignelay. Finally in 1728 it was sold in dispersion. http://www.usal.es/~bgh/1024/exlibris/colbert.htm
  4. Has No Children Henriette-Louise COLBERT b: ABT 1657 in Paris, France
  5. Has No Children Antoine Martin COLBERT b: 1659 in Paris, France
  6. Has Children Jules-Armand COLBERT Marquis D'Ormoy & Blainville b: 1663 in Paris, France.  He married to Marie GABRIELLE de Rochechouart b: ABT 1665 in France.  They had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Anne Marie Madeline COLBERT Marquise de Blaineville et de Tonnay-Charente b: 1686 in Paris, France
  7. Has No Children Marie Ann COLBERT b: ABT 1665 in Paris, France.  She married 04 FEB 1679 in France to Louis DE ROCHECHOUART Prince de Tonnay-Charente b: 1663.
  8. Has No Children Daughter COLBERT b: ABT 1665.  Colbert was alleged to have had a daughter: "the beautiful Countess of Konignsmark was mistress of Augustus II, King of Poland and mother of Marshall Saxe." http://www.archive.org/stream/historyengland06granuoft/historyengland06granuoft.txt
  9. Has No Children Louis COLBERT b: 1669 in Paris, France.

The Act of Parliament, 1686, Confirming the Legitimacy of the Colbert Genealogy

Warrant for a bore brieve to Charles Colbert, Marquis of Seignelay

(Son of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, chief minister to Louis XIV of France. The son was French navy minister. )

Whereas in all ages diverse men come of noble and honest families in our nation have, by letters, arms and other creditable employments, raised and comfortably seated themselves amongst strangers, and have, by their valour and virtuous achievements, given their country honour and vindicated their own birth from being base or mean, yet nevertheless, that this might be more clear and authentic to them with whom they live, and contract affinity, it is the laudable custom of this (as it is of all other civilized nations) to give letters under the great seal attesting the honour of their birth and blood, so that neither malice nor misrepresentation should be able to sully the lustre of either. And whereas amongst many others, there is now flourishing in France a noble and illustrious family of Colbert, and we knowing by clear evidence, ancient writings, friendly letters and other correspondence kept with the ancestors of that old family, and by the constant tradition of our forefathers, that that nobleman is descended from Scotland and, therefore, that we may recover to our ancient nation the glory that may arise to it from the splendour and virtue of that great progeny, and honour to ourselves, who are all near kinsmen thereto, and most of us chiefs whereof it is descended, do publicly attest and truly assert, to all whom these may concern, especially most humbly to our sacred sovereign and to his estates now convened in parliament,

that Edward Colbert (who gave very early, first lustre to this family in France, and was the seventh progenitor in a right line to the illustrious and noble lord Lord Charles Edward Colbert, marquis of Seignelay, secretary of state to the most serene French king and superintendent of all his maritime affairs) was born lawfully in lawful matrimony of illustrious parents of the Scots nation, and which derive their pedigree from several illustrious and noble families for many ages,

for Edward Cuthbert was son to Edward Cuthbert, a son of Castlehill, and to his spouse Margaret Lindsay,

he was grandchild to George Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill, begot on his wife Mary Ross,

he was great grandchild to master James Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill and to his spouse Joan Fraser,

he was great, great grandchild to Mr George Cuthbert of Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill and to his spouse Catherine Dunbar,

he was great, great, great grandchild to Mr James Cuthbert, baron of Castlehill and to his spouse Lady Elizabeth Lyon, daughter to the illustrious lord baron of Glamis, who in a right and masculine line descended of the lord baron of Glamis, who was son-in-law and lord high chancellor to Robert II, king of the Scots, (1316-1390)their successor now is [Patrick Lyon], earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, and is chief of his name,

and all these Cuthberts were king's barons of Castlehill, and were diverse times, either by their fellow barons of Inverness-shire, or by the city of Inverness, chosen commissioners (as being men most qualified for that duty) and sent to the parliaments of the kingdom,

and now in this parliament John Cuthbert, baron of Drakies, descended in a right line from the noble barons of Castlehill, is commissioner for the city of Inverness.

This family had its first rise from the south of Scotland where St Cuthbert abode most, for they were his kinsmen, and from his name took their surname, the English that came from Youtland3 pronounce it Cuthbert, the Scots Culbert and French soften it into Colbert, and for the great valour they showed in the battle of Harlaw, to the serpent azure (which they earned in their coat of arms) a fess gules as a perpetual monument of their honour was added,

his grandmother Marjory Rose was the daughter of Master Hugh Rose, king's baron of Kilravock, and of his wife Marie MacDonald; Master Hugh Rose was son to Mr David Rose and to his spouse Elizabeth Scrimgeour, daughter to Mr Thomas Scrimgeour, baron of Glastre, constable of Dundee and heritable standard bearer to his majesty, his posterity were earls of Dundee and chiefs of his ancient name, and of his spouse Isobel Grant, daughter to the baron of Grant, chief of his numerous family; David Rose was son to Mr Robert Rose, king's baron of Kilravock, in a right line, he descended of the earls of Ross, chiefs of their name,4     and to his spouse Margaret Caddell, daughter to the baron of Caddell, heritable sheriff of the sheriffdom of Nairn and chief of his family; Margaret MacDonald was daughter to Aeneas MacDonald, baron of Glengarry, predecessor to the most loyal, the late illustrious lord baron MacDonald, and to his spouse Margaret MacLeod, daughter to Roderick MacLeod, king's baron of the Isle of Harris, and to his spouse Joan MacKenzie, daughter to the illustrious [Kenneth MacKenzie], lord MacKenzie, king's baron of Kintail and chief of his name, his lineal successor is now [Kenneth MacKenzie], earl of Seaforth; Aeneas MacDonald was son to Dunach, baron of Glengarry, and to his spouse Catherine MacLean, daughter to MacLean, king's baron of Duart in Mull, and chief of his name;

Joan Fraser, spouse to James Cuthbert, was daughter to Simeon Fraser, king's baron of Foyers, and to his spouse Isobel MacIntosh, daughter to the king's baron of MacIntosh, chief of his clan (who in a right line descended of the great MacDuff, earl of Fife) and of his wife Elizabeth Maitland, daughter to the king's baron of Lethington, now they are earls (but very lately were dukes) of Lauderdale, chief of their name; Simeon Fraser was son to John Fraser of Foyers, who in a right line was descended of the most illustrious Lord Fraser of Lovat, and of his wife Euphan Carnegie, daughter to the lord baron of Carnegie, chief of his name, his successors are now earls of Southesk and Northesk;    

Catherine Dunbar, spouse to George Cuthbert, was daughter to John Dunbar, king's baron of Tarbat, sheriff of Murrisland, who in a right line descended of the earls of March and Dunbar, and to his spouse Catherine Murray, daughter to the lord baron of Tullibardine, his successor is now [John Murray], earl of Tullibardine and marquis of Atholl, and keeper of his majesty's privy seal, chief of his numerous name, thus far for the father's side.

Marie Lindsay, spouse to Edward Cuthbert, was daughter to John Lindsay, king's baron of Edzell, and to his wife Margaret Irvine; John Lindsay was son to John [Lindsay], earl of Crawford, chief of his name, and to his spouse Lady Mary Gordon; John, the earl, was son to Lord Alexander Lindsay, lord baron of Glenesk, and to his spouse Lady Joan Graham; Lord Alexander was son to John, lord baron of Glenesk and to his spouse Lady Catherine Fleming, daughter to the illustrious Lord Fleming of Biggar, his successor is now earl of Wigtown, and chief of his name; Lady Mary Gordon was daughter to George [Gordon], earl of Huntly, lord high chancellor of Scotland, and to his spouse Lady Joan Stewart, fifth daughter to James I, king of Scots, and to his queen Lady Joan Seymour,5 daughter to the duke6 of Somerset in England, who was third son to John of Gaunt, John of Gaunt was fourth son to the most serene prince Edward III, king of England; James I, king of Scots was son to Robert III, king of Scots, and to his most serene lady Queen Annabella Drummond, daughter to the illustrious baron [Sir John Drummond] of Stobhall, to whom now succeeds in a right line James [Drummond], lord baron of Drummond and earl of Perth, chief of his most noble and numerous tribe, and lord high chancellor of Scotland; to George Gordon, the chancellor, was father to Alexander, earl of Huntly and to his mother he had Euphan Crichton, daughter to the baron of Frendraught, whose successor is now a lord viscount; Lady Joan Graham, wife to Alexander Lindsay, was daughter to the illustrious [William], lord Graham, baron of Mugdock, whose successors are now marquises of Montrose, chiefs of their most famous name, and to his spouse Joan Campbell, daughter to the illustrious lord baron of Glenorchy, his successor now is [John Campbell], earl of Breadalbane;

Margaret Irvine, wife to John, baron of Glenesk, was daughter to Sir Alexander Irvine, king's baron of Drum, and to his spouse Lady Elizabeth Keith, Alexander Irvine was likewise son to Alexander Irvine and to his spouse Lady Marjory Forbes; Alexander Irvine of Drum was son to Sir Alexander, baron of Drum, chief of his name, and to his wife Lady Marjory Hay, daughter to the earl of Erroll, lord high constable of Scotland and chief of his noble name; Lady Marjory Forbes was daughter to the most illustrious Lord Forbes, chief of his name, and to his spouse Lady Marjory Douglas, daughter to the most illustrious earl of Douglas, chief of his valiant family, his successor now is [James Douglas], marquis of Douglas; Lady Elizabeth Keith was daughter to John, lord Keith, earl Marischal of Scotland, and chief of his name, and his spouse Lady Christian Seton; the earl of Marischal was son to John, lord marischal of Scotland and to his spouse Lady Margaret Ogilvy, daughter to the illustrious lord baron of Ogilvy, chief of his family, his successor is [James Ogilvy], earl of Airlie; and Lady Christian Seton was daughter to the illustrious George, lord baron of Seton, chief of his loyal family, his lineal successor is now [George Seton], earl of Winton, and to his spouse Lady Janet Lindsay, daughter to the illustrious lord baron of Lindsay, his successor is now [William Lindsay], earl of Crawford-Lindsay.

And all which persons were joined in lawful wedlock and came of undefiled beds, and are descended of most noble and illustrious families, and have been famous by the splendour of their birth and virtues, and have been for their valour and loyalty to their king and country honoured with many great offices and titles by our princes, beyond all memory, and have together with the same delivered their blood, pure and entire without spot or stain, to their posterity, and are still admirers and followers of their forefathers' virtues, all these matters above we know to be most true; and therefore most humbly beseech his majesty, and the right honourable the estates met in this parliament, that they would be pleased, by their act, to command the directors of his majesty's chancellery to make and write a bore brieve to pass his majesty's great seal, according to the tenor of the details above, whereby that illustrious and most noble family of Colbert may be restored to us their friends, and to their own native country, and that envious and malignant fame may be silenced and posterity better informed, and that no doubt or debate may arise concerning these our letters of attestation, we have put thereto our subscriptions manual, freely and unanimously as follows

  1. NAS. PA2/32, f.247-248.
  2. Son of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, chief minister to Louis XIV of France. The son was French navy minister.
  3. Perhaps 'Jutland'.
  4. Rose and Ross.
  5. Sic. Should be Joan Beaufort.
  6. Sic. Henry Beaufort was earl but never duke.

Research Leads

The following section contains information on Cuthberts not accounted for above who may be related to the Cuthberts above, or potential accountings of possible relationships not yet verified.

Other Cuthberts in Inverness, Nairn, Moray and Banff

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Jean CUTHBERT, m James MCKERRIS of Logie, ref testament of James McKerris 1703 & 1710 MF A45(1) p377-380, MF A45(1) p538-540 (not in IGI) http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp

  1. David MCKERRIS and Janet

Inverness

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David CUITHBT and MC

  1. Mgrat CUITHBT, bap 20 AUG 1605 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUITHBERT

  1. Nans CUITHBERT, bap 14 NOV 1605 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUITHBT and MCWILLIAM

  1. Daughter CUITHBT, bap 28 MAR 1605 in Inverness, Inverness

Jon CUITHBERT

  1. Marat CUITHBERT, b/b 1606 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexr CUITHBT

  1. Daughter CUITHBT, bap 13 FEB 1606 in Inverness, Inverness

Jaspe./Jaspr CUITHBERT (possibly a grandson of Jasper Waugh, Provost of Inverness

  1. Son CUITHBERT, bap 2 DEC 1610 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Daughter CUITHBT, bap 14 FEB 1613 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Mgrat CUITHBT, bap 16 APR 1615 in Inverness, Inverness

Jon. CUITHBT and Marie nein BAIN

  1. Son CUITHBT bap 24 AUG 1611 in Inverness, Inverness

Jon. CUITHBT and DUNBAR

  1. George CUITHBT, bap 5 APR 1612 in Inverness, Inverness

Willia. CUITHBT and Kathrin CUING (Cummings)

  1. Alexr CUITHBT, bap 22 JUN 1613 in Inverness, Inverness

Jon. CUITHBT

  1. Rot. CUITHBT, bap 16 APR 1615 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexr CUITHBT and MCBEAINE

  1. Son CUITHBT, bap 4 JUL 1613 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUITHBT and Issobell DOWE

  1. Mergarie CUITHBT, bap 28 MAY 1611 in Inverness, Inverness

Jam. CUITHBT and Issobell TRUP

  1. David CUITHBT, bap 23 OCT 1614 in Inverness, Inverness (probably David Cuthbert Town Clerk of Inverness, below)

Dod. CUITHBT

  1. Mergerie CUITHBT, bap 27 JUN 1613 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUITHBT, the elder, burgess of Inverness, and Janet Neik PHERSONE.  8/1/1647 GD23/2/13  Instrument of Resignation and Sasine in favour of William McWirriche [McCurrach], burgess of Innernes [Inverness], of a particate of burgh land, with houses etc. lying within the said burgh, in the 'Eistgait' thereof, resigned by William Cuming [Cumming] Georgesone [Georgeson], indweller in Innernes, as procurator for Alexander Cuthbert, lawful son of James Cuthbert, elder, burgess of the said burgh, and of deceased Janet Neyne Phersone [McPherson], spouse of the said James, by procuratory of resignation contained in disposition, dated 31st October 1646, by the said Alexander Cuthbert in favour of the said William Mcwirriche, in the hands of Robert Baillie, one of the bailies of the said burgh, who gave sasine.  Notary:- David Cuthbert, ut supra

  1. Willia. CUITHBT, bap 2 JUL 1615 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Alexander CUTHBERT (noted above)

  3. James CUTHBERT, the younger  (implied above)

James CUITHBT

  1. Mgrat CUITHBT, bap 14 AUG 1615 in Inverness, Inverness

Laurence CUTHBERT, Burgess of Inverness.  10 JAN 1626  GD176/325  Law papers, including: (3) Extract Registered Bond by Angus McQueine [McQueen] of Corriebroch [Corribrough] to Laurence Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, 10th January 1626

  1. James Laurenceson CUTHBERT, merchant, burgess of Inverness, b ca 1620.  28 Jan 1648 GD133/223  Decreet of Inverness burgh court at the instance of James Cuthbert Laurenceson, merchant, burgess of Inverness against John Robertson Laurenceson to repay a debt. 

    6 May 1664 GD133/234  Execution of summons of reduction at the instance of Elspet Robertson against Charles McLeane, burgess of Inverness, James Cuthbert Laurencesone and others

    1. Alexander CUTHBERT, b ca 1650.  3-9 Jun 1684 GD71/90 Extract Registered Disposition by William Duff, chamberlain of the earldom of Ross, with consent of John Monro, late portioner of Wester Meikle Allane, to Alexander Cuthbert, son of the deceased James Cuthbert, Laurenstone, late bailie of Inverness, and Mr. David Polson, student there, son of the deceased Robert Polson, merchant in Inverness, of the wester quarter of the davoch lands of Meikle Allane and wards thereof and a quarter of the Alehouse and Alehouse croft of the same.

Jon. CUTHBERT

  1. Daughter CUTHBERT, bap 13 NOV 1642 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Kathren CUTHBERT, bap 2 AUG 1646 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Cristan CUTHBERT, bap 23 APR 1648 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Christian CUTHBERT, bap 8 APR 1655 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT, perhaps ca. 1615 to ca. 1690.  Possibly: (1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

Possibly: 14/1/1650 GD23/3/12 Charter (copy) by John Cuthbert of Castlehill, fiar of the fishing infra, with consent of the magistrates of Innernes [Inverness], to Gilbert Robertsone [Robertson] Jamesone [Jamieson], burgess of the said burgh, and his lawful heirs male of his body, whom failing his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, being burgesses of Innernes, of a half salmon fishing on the water of Ness, formerly pertaining to the Dominican friars of Innernes, lying from the king's highway between the cemetery of the parish church of Innernes at the south on the one part to Schuris [shore] at the north on the other part (sic), and being within the liberty of the said burgh; with ratification by the magistrates of Innernes; and sasine of the said half fishing by Alexander Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh, as bailie and mandatary of the said magistrates, to the said Gilbert Robertsone.

  1. Johnn CUTHBERT, bap 19 DEC 1642 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jonnet CUTHBERT, bap 14 JUL 1646 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 16 SEP 1649 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Ellaine CUITHBERT, bap 5 MAY 1655 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness Cuthbert, Alexander, late provost of Inverness, 15 DEC 1680

1664 GD176/485  Articles of Arrangement,unsubscribed bond, contract, note of security and list of cautioners re lands of Glenlie [Glen Loy]. Articles of Agreement between Lachlan M'Intosche [McIntosh] of Torcastle and Ewin Camrone [Cameron] of Locheill [Lochiel], by the mediation of Alexander, Earl of Murray [Moray], Murdoch, Bishop of Moray, Thomas M'Kenzie [McKenzie] of Pluscarden, Robert Cumming of Altyre, Duncan Stewart of Appin, Alexander Cuthbert, Provost of Inverness, Hew Fraser of Foyer [Foyers], Hew Fraser of Belladrum, and other gentlemen, about the lands of Glenlie [Glen Loy] and Lochairkaig [Loch Arkaig]; dated at and near Inverness and Toumaheurighe [Tomnahurich], 15th June 1664. It arranges the sale of these lands by Mackintosh to Cameron for £40,000.

1 Nov 1683** GD305/1/107/312 Precept by King Charles II to his Sheriffs in that part to summon John Cuthbert Nephew of Alexander Cuthbert Provost of Inverness and Alexander Cuthberts uncle of the said John (NOTE: Alexander was dead in 1683, unless there were two Alexanders provost)

1694 GD305/1/167/102 Objections against the Interest produced for the Representatives of Umquhile Alexander Cuthbert ? Provost of Inverness In the ranking of the Creditors of the Estate of May

  1. Ann(a) CUTHBERT, b. ca 1675 in Inverness, m Rev. James CHAPMAN, b 1677 in Inverness, son of Robert Chapman, merchant. d 1741

    Fastii Ecclesius  v6, p358 - James CHAPMAN, born Inverness, 1677, son of Robert C., merchant; educated at King's College, Aberdeen, MC (4 APR 1695), licen by Presby of Dalkeith 31 MAY 1699, ord to Cawdor same year; trans and adm 25 NOV 1702, died at the end of the year 1737.  He married Ann, daughter of Alexander CUTHBERT, Provost of Inverness and had issue -- John in Resouple, served heir 6th FEB 1741, Lewis, minister of Petty; Anne married George Grant, minister of Kirkmichael.  He compiled a memoir of the family of Grant which is preserved in MS in the Scottish National Library, Edinburgh.

    1. John CHAPMAN in Resouple, b. ca 1702 in Cromdale. (No birth record, but parish records begin in 1702) served heir on 6 FEB 1741
    2. Rev. Lewis CHAPMAN, minister of Petty, b/b 17/29 FEB 1704 in Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie, Inverness, Scotland
    3. Ann CHAPMAN, b/b 4/5 APR 1710 in Cromdale, m Rev. George GRANT, minister of Kirkmichael
    4. Hugh CHAPMAN, b/b 11/22 JAN 1712 in Cromdale
    5. Jean CHAPMAN, b/b 1/4 OCT 1714 in Cromdale
    6. Isobel CHAPMAN, b/b 25/29 APR 1718 in Cromdale
    7. James CHAPMAN, b/b 27/27 JUL 1722 in Cromdale...
    8. James CHAPMAN, b/b 24/29 JAN 1728 in Cromdale

Jaspert CORBAT

  1. Marbaret CORBAT, bap 6 MAR 1643 in Inverness, Inverness

Hendre CORBET

  1. George CORBAT, bap 12 JAN 1644 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT

  1. Issobell CUTHBERT, bap 21 MAR 1643 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jonnet CUTHBERT, bap 20 FEB 1644 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Son CUTHBERT, bap DEC 1645 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Jonnet CUTHBERT, bap 22 FEB 1646 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. James CUTHBERT, bap 25 JUN 1646 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Marjorie CUTHBERT, bap 2 JAN 1648 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap NOV 1651 in Inverness, Inverness

  8. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 17 DEC 1654 in Inverness, Inverness

  9. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 7 JAN 1655 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUITHBT, the elder, burgess of Inverness, and Janet Neik PHERSONE.  8/1/1647 GD23/2/13  Instrument of Resignation and Sasine in favour of William McWirriche [McCurrach], burgess of Innernes [Inverness], of a particate of burgh land, with houses etc. lying within the said burgh, in the 'Eistgait' thereof, resigned by William Cuming [Cumming] Georgesone [Georgeson], indweller in Innernes, as procurator for Alexander Cuthbert, lawful son of James Cuthbert, elder, burgess of the said burgh, and of deceased Janet Neyne Phersone [McPherson], spouse of the said James, by procuratory of resignation contained in disposition, dated 31st October 1646, by the said Alexander Cuthbert in favour of the said William Mcwirriche, in the hands of Robert Baillie, one of the bailies of the said burgh, who gave sasine.  Notary:- David Cuthbert, ut supra

  1. Willia. CUITHBT, bap 2 JUL 1615 in Inverness, Inverness (possibly the William below)

    William CUTHBERT and Jonnet Nighean DONALD MOIR (given that it's unusual to document the mother's name in this era, perhaps this is a prominent family.)  He may be: (1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

    14/1/1650 GD23/3/12 Charter (copy) by John Cuthbert of Castlehill, fiar of the fishing infra, with consent of the magistrates of Innernes [Inverness], to Gilbert Robertsone [Robertson] Jamesone [Jamieson], burgess of the said burgh, and his lawful heirs male of his body, whom failing his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, being burgesses of Innernes, of a half salmon fishing on the water of Ness, formerly pertaining to the Dominican friars of Innernes, lying from the king's highway between the cemetery of the parish church of Innernes at the south on the one part to Schuris [shore] at the north on the other part (sic), and being within the liberty of the said burgh; with ratification by the magistrates of Innernes; and sasine of the said half fishing by Alexander Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh, as bailie and mandatary of the said magistrates, to the said Gilbert Robertsone.

  2. Alexander CUTHBERT (noted above)

  3. James CUTHBERT, the younger  (implied above)

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 23 JUN 1645 in Inverness, Inverness

Jam. CUITHBT and Issobell TRUP

  1. David CUITHBT, bap 23 OCT 1614 in Inverness, Inverness (probably David Cuthbert Town Clerk of Inverness, below)

David CUTHBERT, Town Clerk of Inverness, m 1643 to Florence MACKENZIE, daughter of Colin MacKenzie, 1st of Kincraig, and second son of Roderick Mor MacKenzie, 1st of Redcastle. Possibly the David Cuthbert cited in: 1613-1680 GD133/4 Titles (6) of lands in the Kirkgate and the Friars' Croft, in Inverness, sometime pertaining to David Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, Thomas Fraser of Strachan, Robert Barbour, merchant, burgess of Inverness, John Polson, second son of John Polson of Markinch, Isobel McCouthie his spouse, Donald Sligach, tailor, burgess of Inverness, Marjorie Robertson his spouse, John Macronald in Inverness and Mr. William Robertson of Inches

(1641 February 4) 1572-1667 GD44/40/1  Receipts, discharges, tacks of lands in lordships of Badenoch and Lochaber, and other unrelated papers. Including: 1641 February 4 Receipt by James Fraser of Brey to the Earl of Argyll for a submission between Alexander Fraser VcSone [?] in Leyis, Alexander, Thomas and James Fraser VcSones, his sons, for themselves, and by said James Fraser of Brey, on one part, and John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Cuthbert of Little Drakies, William Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, David Cuthbert, burgess thereof, Alexander Cuthbert, burgess thereof, ...[and others] whereby they submit themselves to determination of Hew, lord Lovat, and seeing that submission was granted at desire of said earl of Argyll, said James Fraser of Brey binds himself that said Hew shall not give sentence without advice and consent of said earl, in writing.

24/11/1671 GD23/1/32 David Cuthbert, son of deceased James Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh, for 500 merks, the other, dated 24th November 1671.  (Reference is ambiguous, but "town clerk" would appear to refer to David, not James.)

16/10/1676 GD23/4/36 Tack for three years by John Cuthbert of Artirlies [Alturlie] (Ardersier?) to James McIntosh, merchant burgess of Inverness, of eight acres of land of the north side of the lands of Dirribought [Direbught] lying in the parish and territory of Invernes [Inverness], at a rental of 20 bolls bear and 9 merks money yearly.

9/6/1677 GD23/5/57 Discharge by John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son to deceased David Cuthbert, late town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], to James McIntoshe [McIntosh], merchant burgess of the said burgh, and Angus McIntoshe of Holme.

31/5/1679 GD23/6/2  Letter, Duncan Forbes to his brother [unnamed] with directions as to taking advice concerning prefixed memorandum and queries as to the estate and family of deceased David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness. From Ardersear [Ardersier].

  1. Jonat CUTHBERT, bap DEC 1645 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)

  2. James CUTHBERT, bap 11 NOV 1649 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)

  3. Son (John?) CUTHBERT, bap 17 MAR 1650 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Christan CUTHBERT, bap 31 DEC 1655 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)

  5. Jean CUTHBERT (dtr of David Cuthbert of Inverness), b c 1655, m Thomas FORBES b 17 JUL 1652 (had issue), son of John Forbes, 2nd of Culloden (b 1609, d 1687) (Stirnet: Forbes)
    1. Jean FORBES, bap 17 JUN 1682 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)
    2. Duncan FORBES, bap 11 DEC 1683 in Inverness, Inverness (no mother given)
    3. Patrick FORBES, bap 3 FEB 1689 in Inverness, Inverness
    4. Son FORBES, bap 9 MAR 1690 in Inverness, Inverness
    5. William FORBES, bap 24 MAY 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

Thomas CUTHBERT possibly: 1646 - Thomas Cuthbert, oordiner (cordiner = cordwinder = shoemaker), burgees, had two dwelling houses without the works cast down by order of the governor for the better safety of the garrison, worth 266 13s 4d. (Culloden papers).  He could be a brother to Donald Cuthbert, cordiner, below. Both had eldest sons named John.

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 3 OCT 1647 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 6 MAY 1651 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Agnes CUTHBERT, bap 18 MAR 1655 in Inverness, Inverness

Johne CUTHBERT

  1. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 23 APR 1648 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. John CUTHBERT, bap 17 SEP 1648 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Jeanat CUTHBERT, bap 14 NOV 1653 in Inverness, Inverness

Duncan CUTHBERT

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 24 JUL 1652 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 22 APR 1654 in Inverness, Inverness

Janet CUTHBERT (fits well as a daughter of the preceding Duncan), m bef 1688 to Donald MCPHERSON, tacksman, res Essich, Inverness

  1. Andrew MCPHERSON

  2. Duncan MCPHERSON

  3. Donald MCPHERSON

  4. Daniel MCPHERSON

William CUTHBERT

  1. Issobell CUTHBERT, bap 9 APR 1654 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAY 1654 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Alexr CUITHBERT, bap 8 JUL 1655 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT

  1. Marie CUTHBERT, bap JUL 1675 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 3 JUL 1677 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Magdallen CUTHBERT, bap 15 OCT 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 30 NOV 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

Jespert CUTHBERT, couper in Inverness

  1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 1 AUG 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 23 MAR 1679 in Inverness, Inverness 23 day of March 1679 That day Jos~~~ (Joseph? IGI shows "Jespert") Cuthbert Couper had a child baptized named (Jean). Donald Ross, Donald Fraser wits, Donald Roy Fraser.

Jaspart CUTHBERT and Margaret RUSSELL

  1. Marjorie CUTHBERT, bap 22 APR 1688 in Inverness, Inverness

4 Feb 1674 GD305/1/148/186 Extract Registered Bond for 440 merks by Sir John Urquhart of Cromartie and Sir George McKenzie of Tarbat to John Cuthbert Writer in Inverness

18 Apr 1675 GD305/1/154/78 Charge by King Charles II at the instance of John Cuthbert Worter (writer) in Inverness against Sir John Urquhart of Cromartie and Sir George McKenzie of Tarbat for non payment of 440 merks

4-24 Apr 1679 GD23/2/22 Instrument of Resignation and Sasine, in implement of disposition, dated 27th June 1678, by James Stuart [Stewart], formerly treasurer of the burgh of Innernes [Inverness], lawful eldest son and heir of deceased John Stuart, formerly bailie of the said burgh, in favour of Donald Fouller [Fowler], younger, merchant burgess of Innernes, lawful son of Donald Fraser of Mikle Allan, of a piece of land with a small kiln, kiln-barn and the 'old larach' [site or ground] pertaining thereto, to the south thereof, on the west side of the river, and a shop lying under the town hall of the said burgh. Resignation in, and sasine by, the hands of John Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh.

19 Jan 1681 GD305/1/158/85  Letters of Inhibition at the instance of John Cuthbert Town Clerk of Inverness against Sir George Mackenzie of Tarbat for a Debt of 440 merks

23/6/1683 GD23/3/17 Charter of Resignation by Alexander Dunbar, provost, and the bailies and members of council of the burgh of Invernes [Inverness], in favour of William Baillie, commissary depute and burgess of Invernes, his heirs male and assignees whatsoever, being burgesses and inhabitants of the said burgh, of a coble of salmon fishing on the long water called the water of Ness, extending to £8 8s Scots mailing, lying within the liberties of the said burgh of Invernes and sheriffdom thereof, and resigned on date hereof in favour of the said William Baillie by James Baillie, writer in Invernes, as procurator for John Forbes of Culloden, in the hands of John Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh; for himself and in name of the other magistrates, as superiors of the said fishing; and sasine thereof by the said bailie to the said William Baillie.

1 Nov 1683 GD305/1/107/312 Precept by King Charles II to his Sheriffs in that part to summon John Cuthbert Nephew of Alexander Cuthbert Provost of Inverness and Alexander Cuthberts uncle of the said John

1694 GD305/1/167/102 Objections against the Interest produced for the Representatives of Umquhile Alexander Cuthbert ? Provost of Inverness In the ranking of the Creditors of the Estate of May

16/2/1685 GD23/2/24  Tack by Alexander Cuthbert, brother german of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, sometime town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], and tutor to John Cuthbert, only lawful son of said deceased Mr. John, to Donald Roy, younger, labourer in Innernes, and Barbara Tayllor [Taylor], his spouse, of waste or ruinous houses commonly called the meikle stable lying on the north side of the Kirk Street of the said burgh, for eleven years from Whitsunday 1685. (see next entry)

1/4/1690 GD23/4/46 Certificate of Execution of Letters of Inhibition at instance of George Cuming [Cumming], merchant in Invernes [Inverness], against Alexander Cuthbert Davidsone [Davidson], burgess of Innernes, tutor to John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh. Registered, Inverness, 1st April 1690. (Alexander's patronymic of Davidson would suggest that Alexander's father was named David, but if his brother John had only one son, named John, then perhaps Davidson = mhic Dhavid, not mac David, or John had more than one son, but only John survived.)

Jon. CUTHBERT

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 15 OCT 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Marie CUTHBERT, bap 14 NOV 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 16 NOV 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 14 JAN 1677 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. David CUTHBERT, bap 19 MAR 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Duncan CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAY 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. William CUTHBERT, bap 24 JAN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  8. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 24 JAN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  9. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 20 FEB 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  10. Son CUTHBERT, bap 8 JAN 1680 in Inverness, Inverness

  11. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 28 AUG 1680 in Inverness, Inverness

  12. Agnes CUTHBERT, bap 24 JUL 1680 in Inverness, Inverness

  13. Son CUTHBERT, bap 18 JAN 1681 in Inverness, Inverness

  14. William CUTHBERT, bap 24 JAN 1682 in Inverness, Inverness

  15. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 24 OCT 1682 in Inverness, Inverness

  16. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 24 OCT 1682 in Inverness, Inverness

  17. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 13 FEB 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

  18. Samuell CUTHBERT, bap 3 AUG 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

  19. Marie CUTHBERT, bap 21 OCT 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

  20. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 31 DEC 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

  21. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 10 SEP 1684 in Inverness, Inveress m William ROSE (see Drakies above)

David CUTHBERT (prob b ca 1650-60), m Jean GRANT (prob b ca 1660) dtr of John Grant in Moyness of Logie (prob b ca 1630), ref testament of John Grant 1688 MF A45(1) p104 (James GRANT b ca 1570, son of Duncan Grant, younger of of Freuchie, m 1596 and 1602, ancestor of Moyness. d 1624) http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp

David CUTHBERT

  1. Janett CUTHBERT, bap 9 MAY 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 16 OCT 1677 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Esther CUTHBERT, bap 7 MAY 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. George CUTHBERT, bap 7 JAN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 24 FEB 1681 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Marie CUTHBERT, bap 19 JUL 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

1690, Aug 4: Petition of Wm and John Sutherland, elder and younger, of Greenhall against McKenzie of Suddies and David Cuthbert, sheriff-depute of Nairn. PA7/13

Donald CUTHBERT, shoemaker, burgess of Inverness, b. ca. 1610, m Isabella ANDERSON, both died bef 1721

13/4/1673 GD23/2/21  Instrument of Resignation and Sasine in favour of Donald Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of Innernes [Inverness], and Isabella Anderson, his spouse, of a particate of burgage land, with houses etc. lying on the south side of the 'Eastgate' of the said burgh, resigned by Thomas Man [Mann], burgess of Innernes, as attorney for William McWirrich [McCurrach], also burgess thereof, in the hands of James Cuthbert, one of the bailies of the said burgh, who gave sasine to the said John Cuthbert (sic Donald?); in implement of disposition, of date hereof, of the said particate of land by the said William McWirrich in favour of the said Donald Cuthbert. Notary:- James Cuthbert, ut supra

19/1/1681 GD23/2/23  Extract of registration, in burgh court books of Inverness, of Disposition, dated 15th February 16[-]7, by William McWirrich [McCurrach], burgess of Innernes, with consent of Janet Pittindrich [Pittendrigh], his spouse, to Donald Cuthbert, cordiner, burgess thereof, and Isobel Anderson, his spouse, in liferent, and their eldest son, John Cuthbert, in fee, of part of a particate of land in the East Street of Invernes, consisting of a low house, presently possessed by the said Donald Cuthbert, and a loft thereabove, possessed by the said William McWirrich [McCurrach].

1/8/1721 GD23/2/44  Instrument recording service in bailie court of the burgh of Inverness, held on date hereof in presence of James Thomson, one of the bailies of the said burgh, of Donald Cuthbert as nearest and lawful heir to his brother, deceased John Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of the said burgh, who was eldest lawful son of deceased Donald Cuthbert, shoemaker, burgess of Inverness, begotten between him and deceased Isabella Anderson, his wife, in part of a particate of land, sometime pertaining to William MacWirrich [McCurrach), burgess of Inverness, consisting of a lower house and balcony above the same including the South Gavil thereof, lying within the said burgh, southward from the East Street thereof; and sasine of the said subjects to the said Donald Cuthbert, by John Hossack, one of the bailies of the said burgh.

1646 - Thomas Cuthbert, oordiner (cordiner = cordwinder = shoemaker), burgees, had two dwelling houses without the works cast down by order of the governor for the better safety of the garrison, worth 266 13s 4d. (Culloden papers) -- He would appear to be ages with Donald Sr. and could be a brother or uncle to Donald.

  1. John CUTHBERT, shoemaker, burgess of Inverness, b. ca. 1660?, an adult in 1681, d abt 1721
  2. Donald CUTHBERT, heir to his brother John in 1721

Donald CUTHBERT (matches with Donald, shoemaker, above)

  1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 17 JAN 1676 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Christan CUTHBERT, bap 2 FEB 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 11 JAN 1681 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT, shoemaker in Inverness, and Janet PATERSON, dtr of William Paterson of Bught, merchant in Inverness.  25/10/1739 GD23/1/36 Retour of Service of Janet Paterson, wife of James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, and Isobel Paterson, wife of Donald Ritchie, merchant in the said burgh, two of the four surviving children of deceased Mathew Paterson, merchant in Inverness, by Jean Paterson, his wife, (viz:- Robert, Jean, and the said Janet and Isobel, William, the eldest son of the said Mathew having died without heirs before his father,) as heirs portioners and of provision to their said father (once written frater, in error) in a fourth part each of the lands of Bught, beside Inverness, in consequence of disposition thereof, dated 7th January 1712, above narrated [in GD23/1/35].   James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, testament 16 MAY 1747 and 23 MAY 1748

  1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 22 SEP 1736 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 7 FEB 1739 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Matthew CUTHBERT, bap 29 APR 1741 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 11 JUL 1743 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT

  1. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 10 FEB 1677 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. James CUTHBERT, bap 13 JUN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Hughe CUTHBERT, bap 19 MAY 1681 in Inverness, Inverness *** (name Hugh may come from Hugh Rose of Kilravock)

  4. George CUTHBERT, bap 23 OCT 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUTHBERT

  1. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 16 MAY 1678 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Christian CUTHBERT, bap 20 JUL 1681 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Jon. CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAY 1683 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 30 MAY 1684 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 17 MAY 1689 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT

  1. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 28 JAN 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAR 1679 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. John CUTHBERT, bap 6 JUN 1682 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Christan CUTHBERT, bap 3 JUL 1684 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUTHBERT and Marjorie HARDIE

  1. David CUTHBERT, bap 23 SEP 1688 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Marie DUFF

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 24 DEC 1687 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 21 DEC 1689 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Elspet MCINTOSH

  1. Rebekah, CUTHBERT, bap 21 FEB 1688 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. David CUTHBERT, bap 7 MAR 1689 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. James CUTHBERT, bap 5 JUN 1690 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 16 MAY 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 14 JUN 1692 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Marjorie, CUTHBERT, bap 9 SEP 1693 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. John CUTHBERT, bap 13 NOV 1694 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUTHBERT and Jean CUTHBERT

  1. William CUTHBERT, bap 4 JUL 1689 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Magdallen, CUTHBERT, bap 5 MAR 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 28 FEB 1692 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Anna CUTHBERT, bap 6 FEB 1694 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Christan CUTHBERT, bap 5 JUL 1695 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Marjorie CUTHBERT, bap 1696 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Marie MCLEAN

  1. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, bap 23 SEP 1689 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, bap 31 JAn 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Daniel CUTHBERT, bap 7 APR 1692 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Marie CUTHBERT, bap 30 JUN 1694 in Inverness, Inverness

David CUTHBERT?, b ca 1600

  1. John CUTHBERT? b ca 1625

    1. John CUTHBERT, Town Clerk of Inverness, b ca 1650, d bef 1685 with one under-aged son.

      1. John CUTHBERT, b ca 1675

        24/5/1699 GD23/2/30 Charter by William Duff, senior, provost of Invernes [Inverness], and William Duff of Diple [Dipple], Robert Rose, James McLeane [McLean] and Alexander Duff of Drummuir, bailies thereof, with consent of subscribing councillors and commons, to William Cuming [Cumming], younger, merchant of Inverness; second lawful son of deceased George Cuming, former treasurer of the said burgh, and to Mary Ross, his wife, in liferent, and the heirs of the said William, heritably, of a particate of burgh-built land, with houses etc., in the said burgh of Invernes on the north side of, and near, the market cross, and two roods of burgh land, as half of four roods, with houses etc., lying in the said burgh, in the East Street thereof; which lands formerly pertained heritably to deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, former clerk of the said burgh, and thereafter to John Cuthbert, his son and heir, and were adjudged from the latter by decreet of adjudication of the lords of Council and Session, dated 8th January 1692, at instance of the said George Cuming, former treasurer of the said burgh, in payment of sums of money, amounting at Martinmas 1691 to £607 Scots, and which decreet of adjudication, particate and roods of land, and sums of money the said George Cuming assigned to the said William Cuming and Mary Ross, by letters of assignation dated 1st August 1693. Containing precept of sasine (under reversion) addressed to James McLeane, one of the bailies of the said burgh, as bailie. Registered, Inverness Burgh Register, 24th May 1699.

        5/3/1709 GD23/2/34  Instrument of intimation by John McPherson, gentlemen attending Sir Hairie Innes, younger, of that ilk, to William McCurich [McCurrach], merchant-burgess of Invernes [Inverness], of translation, of date 8th December 1708, in favour of the said Sir Hairie by William Duff of Dippell [Dipple], of assignation, dated 19th November 1708, in favour of the latter, of tack, dated and registered in the Burgh Court Books of Inverness, 18th February 1707, by John Cuthbert, son of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, town clerk of Invernes, to Ferquhar McGillivray of Dunmaglass and Robert Robertson of Shipland and their spouses, Emilia and Janet Stuart [Stewart], of a house occupied by the said William McCurich.

        15/1/1711 GD23/5/124 Discharge by Sir Hairie Innes of that ilk to Angus McIntosh, merchant in Invernes [Inverness] (of rent of a shop lately possessed by said Angus, belonging to John Cuthbert, son of John Cuthbert, sometime town clerk of Invernes).

    2. Alexander Davidson CUTHBERT, burgess in Inverness, b ca 1660, and Isobel BAILLIE (Alexander's eldest son is John and his brother John's only son was John which would suggest that their father was John.  Perhaps their grandfather was David.)

      16/2/1685 GD23/2/24  Tack by Alexander Cuthbert, brother german of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, sometime town clerk of Innernes [Inverness], and tutor to John Cuthbert, only lawful son of said deceased Mr. John, to Donald Roy, younger, labourer in Innernes, and Barbara Tayllor [Taylor], his spouse, of waste or ruinous houses commonly called the meikle stable lying on the north side of the Kirk Street of the said burgh, for eleven years from Whitsunday 1685. (see next entry)

      1/4/1690 GD23/4/46 Certificate of Execution of Letters of Inhibition at instance of George Cuming [Cumming], merchant in Invernes [Inverness], against Alexander Cuthbert Davidsone [Davidson], burgess of Innernes, tutor to John Cuthbert, eldest lawful son of deceased Mr. John Cuthbert, town clerk of the said burgh. Registered, Inverness, 1st April 1690. (Alexander's patronymic of Davidson would suggest that Alexander's father was named David, but if his brother John had only one son, named John, then perhaps Davidson = mhic Dhavid, not mac David, or John had more than one son, but only John survived.)

      1. John CUTHBERT, bap 3 JUN 1690 in Inverness, Inverness

      2. Isobell CUTHBERT, bap 13 OCT 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

      3. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 5 JAN 1693 in Inverness, Inverness.  Jan'ry 5th 1693, That day Alexander Cuthbert & Davidson, burgess in Inverness and Isobell Baillie his spouse hade a childe baptised named (Alexander) wittnesses Alexander Duff of Dunmoore(?) Late baillie, Mr Alex'r Fraser ~~~ the senior, Alexer Stewart skipper & burgess in Inverness and Alexer Bishop minister hereoff.

      4. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 9 DEC 1694 in Inverness, Inverness

      5. William CUTHBERT, bap 20 APR 1696 in Inverness, Inverness

      6. Anna CUTHBERT, bap 20 APR 1696 in Inverness, Inverness

[20 Nov] 1693 RH9/17/127 Part of summons of maills and duties at the instance of David Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, against the tenants, etc. of the lands of Barnehills, etc., at Inverness

Petition of the Shire of Inverness 9 JAN 1701, including signers: George CUTHBERT of Castlehill, John CUTHBERT, younger of Castlehill, ___ CUTHBERT of Ardersier, John CUTHBERT of Brackenhills, John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, (another) John CUTHBERT, councillor of Inverness, William CUTHBERT, merchant, James CUTHBERT, merchant, (another) James CUTHBERT, merchant. (Note: no mention of Drakies!)

 

James CUTHBERT and Elspet GRANT in Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie

  1. Beatrix CUTHBERT, b/b 17/28 JUN 1708 in Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie

Henrietta (Henderat) CUTHBERT, b ca 1690 at Lethendry, Cromdale, Inverness? (Her birth place is from IGI and is not likely correct. It more likely refers only to her later residence.  The only family found so far with a Cromdale connection was Drakies.) http://www3.sympatico.ca/larry.quinto/grant.htm m 29 APR 1707 at Cromdale, Advie, Inverness to Donald GRANT of Easter Lethendry, b 2 MAR 1671 at Easter Lethendry, Cromdale, Inverness, son of Donald Grant and Christine Fraser

The Grants of Blairfindy, Glenlivet http://www.clangrant-us.org/branch-families.htm

According to tradition, the Blairfindies descended from William Grant, circa 1527. Situated in remote Glenlivet, a number of the sons of this family were educated at the Roman Catholic school there and supported the Jacobite cause in the 1745 rebellion. The Blairfindy Grants were known more for their achievements in foreign lands than in their native country. Abbe’ Robert Grant was Principal of the Scots College at Douay in the 18th century; his brother, Abbe’ Peter Grant lived in Rome. Another descendant of this family, Col. Grant, Baron de Blairfindy, was a distinguished officer in the army of France. Capt. David Alexander Grant immigrated to Canada and married a daughter of the 3rd Baron Longueuil. Their offspring succeeded as Barons of Longueuil well into the 20th century. The present owners and directors of the J & G Grant Glenfarclas distillery are also descended from this family.

  1. Ludovick (Lewis) GRANT, contemporary with Lewis Grant of Grant, b/b 21/21 MAR 1708 in Inverness in Cromdale...

  2. Janet GRANT, b 1710 in Inverness, b/b 24/31 JAN 1710 in Cromdale and Inverallan and Advie, m Donald STUART??? possibly confused with the later Donald Stewart and Jean Grant in Leth-na-Coil. below. Larry Qunito shows them as parents of Barbara Stuart and John Stuart b 1780, which is chronologically impossible.

  3. John GRANT (of Blairfindie? according to Larry Quinto but this is probably an error.  Grant of Blairfindy was a different family altogether.), b 1712 in Inverness, b/b 19/26 MAY 1712 in Cromdale... m Jean/Genevieve FORBES

    1. William GRANT, NWC, of Three Rivers, b 1743 in Kirkmichael, Scotland, d 20 nov 1810 near Sorel, Quebec, Canada.  m Marguerite FAFARD dit LAFRAMBOISE

      1. Richard GRANT of Fort Hall

        1. Francis John GRANT - res Winnipeg, asserted by his daughter to have been a cousin of Lord Strathcona and present when Strathcona visited.

  4. David GRANT, b/b ?/22 SEP 1715 in Lethendry, Cromdale, Inverness, m Margaret GRANT, b 1713 at Glenbeg, Lenthendry, dtr of Robert Grant of Glenbeg and Anne.

    1. Cuthbert GRANT, NWC, b c 1750 d1799 in Cromdale, Strathspey, Inverness. Cuthbert, along with his younger brother Robert, came to Quebec to work for the North West Fur Company (NWC). Cuthbert and Robert became wintering partners for the NWC. Robert came to the west in 1778. He was a founding member of the NWC in 1779. In 1787, he had reputedly built Fort ESPERANCE on the Qu'Appelle River, between what is now Rocanville and Spy Hill, SK. Retired from the fur trade in 1793, Robert returned to Scotland where he died in 1801. In 1795, Cuthbert also became a wintering partner with the North-West Fur Co. In 1768, he was the first to reach Great Slave Lake, NWT. Cuthbert married an Indian/Metis woman named Marguerite UTINIWASIS (not her real name), born circa 1775. Together, they had 6 children. Cuthbert died in 1799, at Kaministikwia, what is now called Fort William, ON. 

      1. James GRANT (returned to Scotland)

      2. Margaret

      3. Josephte

      4. Mary

      5. Cuthbert GRANT, 1793-1854, bap 1798 Presbyterian Church in Montreal, First Leader of the Métis.  He was 6 when his father died, after which he was sent back to Scotland for school.  He was placed under the care and tutelage of his cousin John STUART, cousin of Donald Smith http://metisstudies.dev.kcdc.ca/leaders/readings/reading1.html .  He returned to Red River, Manitoba bef 1815 and in 1816 was leader of the bois-brules who shot down Govenor Semple’s party at Seven Oaks. He was arrested by Lord Selkirk in 1817, but he escaped from prison in Montreal in 1818, and returned to the West. In 1824 he founded the settlement of White Horse Plain (now St. Francois-Xavier) in Manitoba, and in 1828 he was appointed “Warden of the Plains”. He died at White Horse Plain in 1854; and a number of his descendents are still to be found in the Canadian West. Some of them have borne his christian name, though it is interesting to note that this has been transmuted into “Colbert”.

    2. Robert GRANT, NWC, of the Nor Westers, b 3 MAR 1752 at Cromdale, Strathspey, d 8 OCT 1801 at Kincorth, Scotland. m Ann Grant. 

      Came to the west in 1778. Was a founding member of the NWC in 1779. In 1787, he had reputedly built Fort ESPERANCE on the Qu'Appelle River, between what is now Rocanville and Spy Hill, SK. Retired from the fur trade in 1793, and returned to Scotland where he died in 1801. Other info: http://www.townofcarberry.ca/Fur.htm

      Robert Grant the Nor’-Wester, undoubtedly had a brother who was “a merchant in Canada”; but the trouble was that there were at least two other Cuthbert Grants in Canada at the same time. One of these was a merchant of Quebec who died in 1793; and the other was a merchant of Three Rivers, whose property in that place was sold by the sheriff in 1806. (It is a strange fact that, whereas the name Cuthbert is almost unknown among the Grants in Scotland, there should have been three of the name in Canada contemporaneously.) I have recently ascertained, however, that Cuthbert Grant of Quebec was the son of John Grant, Coppersmith of Inverness, and his wife Naomi Cuthbert;5 and I have evidence showing that Cuthbert Grant of Three Rivers was connected with William Grant of Three Rivers,6 about whom more anon. It may therefore be taken as a practical certainty that Cuthbert Grant the Nor’-Wester was the brother of Robert Grant the Nor’-Wester.

      In a will devised by Cuthbert Grant in 1822, a bequest was made to “his cousin Peter Stuart......brother of John Stuart, one of the partners in the Honourable the Hudson’s Bay Company.”10 This establishes the fact that John Stuart, the companion of Simon Fraser on his descent of the Fraser River to the Pacific in 1806, was a cousin of Cuthbert Grant. Whether he was a first cousin is perhaps doubtful, since John Stuart’s maternal grandfather is said to have been “Robert Grant of Cromdale”, and Cuthbert Grant’s grandfather would appear to have been David Grant of Lethendry. But there can be no question that they belonged to the same family. John Stuart entered the service of the North West Company in 1799; he became a partner in 1813, and a chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821; her retired from the fur-trade in 1839, and he died near Forres, Scotland, in 1847. But before he retired he introduced into the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company his nephew, Donald A. Smith, afterwards Lord Strathcona. In 1872, Donald A. Smith at a banquet given in his honour at Winnipeg, spoke as follows. “If I may be pardoned a somewhat personal allusion, I would say that about ninety years ago my own relative and [their] friends were among the originators of the North West Company, which subsequently amalgamated with the Hudson’s Bay Company.”11 If any further proof were necessary, this is direct evidence that Lord Strathcona derived from the family of Charles Grant of Quebec, Robert Grant the Nor’-Wester, and Cuthbert Grant, the “Warden of the Plains”. One may be permitted to wonder if, when Donald A. Smith was sent West as a commissioner of the Canadian Government during the Riel Rebellion of 1869-70, and when he was later elected the first representative of Selkirk in the Canadian House of Commons, the fact that he was related by blood to some of the metis in the Canadian West, as well as the fact that his wife herself had Indian blood in her veins, may not have had an important influence on the course of events.  http://www.sensato.com/Grant/canadian_fur_trade.htm

      1793 Retired from the Fur Trade to Scotland bought Kincorth estate

      1. had descendants including Evelyn Grant
    3. James GRANT - no further information ( http://www.gencircles.com/users/down33/14/data/52157 )
  5. Elizabeth GRANT, b/b 20/28 NOV 1716 at Cromdale..., Inverness

  6. James GRANT of Red Lake (Manitoba or Minnesota), b Inverness, uncle of Cuthbert Grant, curator of Cuthbert Grant's estate, 1799 OCT 1799 in Court appointed executor of the Montreal Estate of Cuthbert Grant

  7. Robert GRANT of Wester Lethendry (or of Cromdale), b 1720 Speyside, Inverness.  d 1803.  Merchant, Founder of the firm Robert Grant and Co., London, 1756 Agent in Halifax NS of a British naval supply contractor. (DCB)

    1. Jean GRANT, m Donald STEWART of Leanchoil or Leth-na-Coil, , Moray (note: Leanchoil = Leth-na-Coil = "side/edge of the woods" which may be an homage to his ancestral family home in Coil, Balquhidder, Perth.

      1. John STUART, NWC, Canadian Fur Trader and Explorer, b: ABT 12 SEP 1780 in Leanachoil, Cromdale and Inverallan

      2. Grace STUART b: ABT 1783 in Inverness

      3. Robert STUART, NWC, Canadian Fur Trader and Explorer, b: 1785 in Inverness, drowned in the Columbia River

      4. Barbara STUART b: ABT 1787 in Cromdale m Alexander SMITH, saddle maker

        1. Donald Alexander SMITH , 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal b: 6 AUG 1820 in Forres, Moray, Scotland. 

      5. Peter STEWART, merchant in Quebec, b ca 1790 in Scotland

  8. Margaret GRANT, b Inverness

**Dr. David STEWART, of Cromdale, surgeon, age 23 in 1735/6, along with Anne STEWART (no age) and another Anne STEWART (age 8) are listed among the first settlers of the Darien Colony in Georgia, USA.

John CUTHBERT and Sophia GORDOWN

  1. David CUTHBERT, bap 7 APR 1691 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Kathrin BRUCE

  1. Samuell CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAR 1693 in Inverness, Inverness

Samuell CUTHBERT and Magdalen DUFF  24/12/1686 GD23/3/21 Notary:- Samuel Cuthbert, ut supra [GD23/3/17]. Registered, Inverness Burgh Register, 24th December 1686

15/12/1691 GD23/2/27 Notary:- Samuel Cuthbert, clerk, Moray diocese, common clerk of the burgh of Inverness. Registered, Burgh Register, Inverness, 15th December 1691.

  1. Samuel CUTHBERT, bap 11 AUG 1695 in Inverness, Inverness

Donald CUTHBERT and Janet FRASER

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 9 FEB 1696 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 18 JUN 1698 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 23 OCT 1700 in Inverness, Inverness

30/6/1698 GD23/10/381  Precept of Poinding at instance of John Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, executor testamentar to the deceased David Cuthbert, writer in Innerness, against John Fraser alias McEan roy vic Kiemie in Drumchardany [Drumchardine, Kirkhill pa.], and Donald Fraser, his son, and James McIntosh, merchant burgess of Innerness, their cautioner, for payment of 50 merks Scots contained in their bond, dated 17th December 1679.

John CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap 29 MAY 1698 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Isobel FRASER

  1. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 25 DEC 1698 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT, 11th of Castlehill, and Jean HAY (see above)

Jespart CUTHBERT and Janet STIVINE

  1. William CUTHBERT, bap 17 MAR 1700 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Samuell CUTHBERT, bap 21 MAR 1702 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT, the younger, merchant in Inverness, b ca. 1670, and Bessie BARBOUR  (related to Drakies) 7/8/1700 GD23/4/62  Confirmed Testament-Dative and Inventory of Goods, Gear and Debts, pertaining to Jean Barbour, spouse of deceased James Barbour, lately merchant in Invernes [Inverness], at time of her decease, viz. October 1699, given up by Bessie Barbour, her sister german, spouse of James Cuthbert, younger, merchant in Innernes, and the said James C., executors dative to the said defunct. Cautioner, James Cuthbert of Drakies, late provost of Invernes. Another copy, slightly different, enclosed.

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 2 MAY 1700 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAR 1701 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 22 APR 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 27 JUN 1710 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Samuel CUTHBERT, bap 21 JAN 1712 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Daniel CUTHBERT, bap 1 APR 1713 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. George CUTHBERT, bap 22 JUL 1714 in Inverness, Inverness

Donald CUTHBERT and Magdalen/Magdelain ROSE/ROSS (see Donald/Thomas - shoemaker family above)

  1. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 5 NOV 1700 in Inverness, Inverness.  (two possible matches for contemporary Thomases with eldest sons named Donald:

    Thomas CUTHBERT and Mary MCPHAIL (possible match for Thomas b 1700, son of Donald above, possibly the same Thomas as follows below)

    1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 26 JUN 1724 in Inverness, Inverness

    2. Paul CUTHBERT, bap 2 OCT 1725 in Inverness, Inverness

    3. Magdalen CUTHBERT, bap 25 NOV 1726 in Inverness, Inverness

    4. Isobell CUTHBERT, bap 26 MAR 1728 in Inverness, Inverness

    Thomas CUTHBERT, burgess of Inverness, and Christian MCINTOSH (possible match for Thomas b 1700, son of Donald above -- very possibly could be identical with the preceding Thomas and be a second marriage.)

    1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 4 FEB 1731 in Inverness, Inverness

    2. Christian CUTHBERT, b/b 21/27 APR 1732 in Inverness, Inverness

    3. Magdalen CUTHBERT, bap 15 JAN 1734 in Inverness, Inverness

    4. Christian CUTHBERT, bap 2 JA 1735 in Inverness, Inverness

    5. Joseph CUTHBERT, bap 2 APR 1736 in Inverness, Inverness

    6. Naomie CUTHBERT, bap 9 MAR 1738 in Inverness, Inverness.

      19/3/1757 GD23/5/300 Discharge and Assignation by Christian McKenzie, spouse of Joseph Spence, tacksman of the Miln of Ord [cos. Ross and Cromarty], Mary McKenzie, spouse of Lauchlane McKenzie, tenant in Fairburn [Urray pa., co. Ross], Isobel Mckenzie, spouse of James McKenzie, tacksman in Drumderfit [Kilmuir Wester pa., co. Ross], and their said husbands, to John Grant, coppersmith in Inverness, and Naomi Cuthbert, representative and heir of line of Thomas Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness of 630 merks Scots, assigned for behoof of the said Christian, Mary and Isobel McKenzie by their grandmother, deceased Christian Fordyce, relict of Alexander McIntosh, burgess of Inverness.

      1. Cuthbert GRANT, merchant of Quebec, d 1793, was the son of John Grant, Coppersmith of Inverness, and his wife Naomi Cuthbert (Commissariat Records of Moray. Particular Register of Sasines, Vol 15, f. 404.)  (see family of Robert Grant NWC above.)

    7. Joanna CUTHBERT, bap 3 MAR 1739 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 23 AUG 1702 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. John CUTHBERT, bap 23 DEC 1707 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 22 FEB 1709 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 18 MAR 1712 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. George CUTHBERT, bap 14 JUL 1713 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 14 SEP 1715 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Anna GEDDES

  1. Cathrin CUTHBERT, bap 19 JAN 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. John CUTHBERT, bap 28 FEB 1709 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Sibilla CUTHBERT, bap 5 MAY 1711 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Barbara DUFF

  1. Jeanet CUTHBERT, bap 3 OCT 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. George CUTHBERT, bap 7 NOV 1710 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Jeane CUTHBERT, bap 9 JUL 1716 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Marie MCGILLECHRIST

  1. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 19 DEC 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT and Isobel HOSACK

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 2 JUL 1708 in Inverness, Inverness

1711 GD86/848 Note of Debts due by the Laird of Grant and Colonel Alexander Grant, his son, amounting to £247,012:14: 2.  (Included among the long list of debtors is David Cuthbert, with no further information.)

John CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap 23 DEC 1712 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Son CUTHBERT, bap 31 MAR 1714 in Inverness, Inverness. Possibly: John CUTHBERT, in Castle Hill, b. ca. 1680, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1715

    1. Thomas CUTHBERT, b 1713 in Castle Hill, Inverness, (not in IGI) d Philadelphia 11 JAN 1781, m 1741 to Ann WILKINSON, b 1720, dtr of Anthony Wilkinson
      1. Capt. Anthony CUTHBERT, b 4 MAR 1751 in Philadelphia
  3. Son CUTHBERT, bap 23 AUG 1719 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT and Jean DALLAS

  1. Henrietta CUTHBERT, bap 6 SEP 1715 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Son CUTHBERT, bap 1 APR 1718 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Robert CUTHBERT, bap 8 AUG 1726 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Anne CUTHBERT, bap 14 OCT 1727 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Mary CUTHBERT, bap OCT 1730 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT of Farness, merchant in Inverness, m Margaret MACKENZIE, b 21 OCT 1703 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, dtr of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th of Scatwell and 1st Baronet of Nova Scotia.

11/1/1739 GD23/5/253  (Extract) Decreet in action before the bailies of Inverness at instance of James Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, against William Mackay [McKay], senior, merchant there, on claim for £531 9s 10d Scots as per account charge following thereon endorsed, dated 16th April 1740.

17/4/1740 GD23/4/143 (Extract) Decreet of forthcoming at instance of Alexander Monro [Munro], sheriff clerk of Inverness, against William Mackay [Mckay], elder, merchant, Inverness, and James Cuthbert, merchant there.

10/6/1748 GD23/5/274 (1) Bill for £13 1s 2d sterling by Mary McIntosh, relict and executrix of George Cuthbert of Castlehill, on Gilbert Gordon, merchant and bailie of Inverness. Endorsed in favour of James Cuthbert, merchant. (2) Copy of above bill, protested by said James Cuthbert for non acceptance, 27th January 1749; (3) Account to the amount thereof, Bailie Gordon, debtor to the Lady Castlehill; (4) (Extract) decreet, dated 15th May 1750, by the sheriff depute of Inverness-shire at instance of the said James Cuthbert against the said Gilbert Gordon, following on the above bill (therein given date 8th June 1748); (5) Letter, dated at Inverness 27th September 1753, from the said James Cuthbert to Mr Evan McBain, writer in Inverness, stating the above decreet and an account owing by deceased Gilbert Gordon to the said James Cuthbert to be enclosed, and empowering the said Evan McBain to transact and settle with Cosmo Gordon, son of the said Gilbert; acknowledgement of clearance appended, dated 26th February 1755; (6-8) Diligence, dated 11th May - 4th July 1754 at instance of said James Cuthbert (designed Mulcraig (=Milncraigs below), late merchant in Inverness) against the said Cosmo Gordon, only lawful son of the said Gilbert Gordon.

Capt. James CUTHBERT of Milncraigs, b ca 1715 Keith's Highlanders, 87th Regiment, 1759-1763, m Margaret MACKENZIE, b ca 1718 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, dtr of Sir Roderick MACKENZIE, 5th of Scatwell, 2nd Baronet of Nova Scotia, son of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th of Scatwell and 1st Baronet of Nova Scotia. (Milncraigs has not been found, but there is a Crooks Mill on the outskirts of the town of Keith)

Alexander CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap NOV 1715 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Son CUTHBERT, bap NOV 1728 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Marie MCDONALD

  1. Marie CUTHBERT, bap 25 NOV 1716 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUTHBERT and Katharin CAMPBELL

  1. James CUTHBERT, bap 1 JUL 1717 in Inverness, Inverness

Donald CUTHBERT and Anna CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap 27 AUG 1717 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 14 JUL 1719 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. David CUTHBERT, bap 3 MAR 1722 in Inverness, Inverness

Donald CUTHBERT and Anna ROBERTSON

  1. Isobell CUTHBERT, bap 26 JUN 1707 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, bap 20 JUN 1719 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap 9 MAY 1719 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Son CUTHBERT, bap 30 NOV 1720 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT (b. ca. 1690 son of John), maltman in Inverness and Catharine ROSS in Inverness, m 21 APR 1719 in Inverness

  1. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 18 FEB 1720 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 16 NOV 1722 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. John CUTHBERT, bap 15 APR 1725 in Inverness, Inverness.  1725 Aprile 15, James Cuthbert, maltman in Inverness, and Catharine Ross his spouse had a child baptized by Mr. Alexr McBean called John. (Witnesses) John Cuthbert of Castlehill, John Taylor, writer, John Fraser son to Baillie William Fraser, John McGibson Couper, wits.

  4. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAR 1728 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Janet CLARK

  1. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 24 SEP 1720 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 20 DEC 1721 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 11 MAR 1724 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Isobell CUTHBERT, bap 12 JAN 1726 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. James CUTHBERT, bap 31 JAN 1730 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Bettie CUTHBERT (see above)

Alexander CUTHBERT and Jean MCKENZIE

  1. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 28 APR 1721 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 22 SEP 1722 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 3 JUL 1724 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 27 APR 1726 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Katharin CUTHBERT, bap 18 SEP 1731 in Inverness, Inverness

William CUTHBERT and Elspet MCWIRRICH (MCMURRICH)

  1. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 16 APR 1722 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 19 JUN 1725 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Katharin CUTHBERT, bap 13 JAN 1728 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 22 DEC 1730 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Son CUTHBERT, bap 27 FEB 1735 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT, 12th of Castlehill, and Mary MCINTOSH (see above)

John CUTHBERT, Clerk of Inverness, m Katherine SUTHERLAND, b ca 1690, dtr of James SUTHERLAND, 2nd Lord Duffus.

Robert CUTHBERT and Janet WATSON

  1. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 9 APR 1736 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. George CUTHBERT, bap 25 JUL 1738 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 25 SEP 1742 in Inverness, Inverness

Robert CUTHBERT

  1. Son CUTHBERT, bap 19 AUG 1741 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Anne CUTHBERT, bap 18 APR 1746 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Helen MCKAY (possibly dtr of William McKay)

  1. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 20 NOV 1737 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 2 AUG 1740 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Isabel CUTHBERT, bap 12 MAR 1743 in Inverness, Inverness (mother given as "William McKay" sic)

  4. John CUTHBERT, bap 15 DEC 1746 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 22 MAY 1749 in Inverness, Inverness

9/12/1743 GD23/5/263 Receipted account, Bailie Gordon, merchant in Inverness, debtor to Mrs. Cuthbert, relict of William Cuthbert, merchant there, for books. (Baillie Gilbert Gordon also owed money to Mary McIntosh, relict of George Cuthbert of Castlehill in 1748)

John CUTHBERT and Anne MCPHERSON

  1. Thomas CUTHBERT, bap 5 DEC 1743 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 10 NOV 1744 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Familia CUTHBERT, bap 30 MAY 1747 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Isobel CUTHBERT, bap 2 OCT 1748 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. John CUTHBERT, bap 22 FEB 1751 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT and Marjory ANDERSON

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 24 OCT 1744 in Inverness, Inverness

11/1/1749 GD23/6/196 Letter, John Cuthbert to Bailie Gilbert Gordon, Inverness, requesting him to get the said John Cuthbert's uncle to sign an enclosed letter.

Alexander CUTHBERT and Margaret ROY, m 28 JUL 1749 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 20 JUN 1750 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 19 FEB 1752 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. James CUTHBERT, bap 17 JAN 1754 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Jasper CUTHBERT, bap 2 MAR 1756 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 25 SEP 1758 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. George CUTHBERT, bap 2 APR 1761 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Lewis CUTHBERT, bap 18 OCT 1763 in Inverness, Inverness

  8. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 8 MAY 1767 in Inverness, Inverness

  9. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 20 APR 1770 in Inverness, Inverness

c 1777 GD71/214 Answers for Charles Munro of Allan, nephew and representative of the deceased David Monro, W.S., to the Representation of Dame Elizabeth McKenzie, relict of Sir George McKenzie of Grenville, Bart., Captain John Reid, her father, and William Cuthbert, tobacconist in Inverness, creditors of the deceased William McKay, late merchant in Inverness, and the said Captain John Reid as factor on the sequestrated estate of the said William McKay, concerning the ranking of the creditors

William CUTHBERT and Anne GRANT

  1. William CUTHBERT, bap 7 AUG 1749 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Laura CUTHBERT, bap 29 AUG 1750 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. John CUTHBERT, bap 28 JUL 1753 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, bap 22 DEC 1754 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Son CUTHBERT, bap JAN 1756 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Anne CUTHBERT, bap 8 FEB 1757 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 29 MAR 1758 in Inverness, Inverness

  8. Duncan CUTHBERT, bap 12 MAY 1760 in Inverness, Inverness

  9. James CUTHBERT, bap 10 AUG 1761 in Inverness, Inverness

  10. Hugh CUTHBERT, bap 22 OCT 1762 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Ann MCGRIGOR, m 29 MAY 1752 in Inverness, Inverness

22/9/1792 GD23/6/294  Letter, John Tait WS (Writer to the Signet) to the commissary clerk of Inverness, requesting him, at the desire of John Cuthbert, son of deceased Donald Cuthbert, formerly clerk to George Ross of Cromarty, to find out whether the said Donald Cuthbert or any of his family had been mentioned in the will of Simon Fraser of Inverness. From Edinburgh.

  1. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 24 JUN 1753 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 12 MAY 1755 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 3 JAN 1758 in Inverness, Inverness. 

    Donald CUTHBERT and Jean MCINTOSH (no marriage IGI)

    1. Ann CUTHBERT, bap 8 JAN 1781 in Inverness, Inverness

    2. Christian CUTHBERT, bap 7 JUL 1782 in Inverness, Inverness

    3. John CUTHBERT, bap 4 JUN 1785 in Inverness, Inverness

    4. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 6 MAR 1788 in Inverness, Inverness

    5. William CUTHBERT, bap 4 JAN 1790 in Inverness, Inverness

    6. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 31 MAR 1791 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. James CUTHBERT, bap 12 NOV 1759 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Katherine CUTHBERT, bap 29 AUG 1762 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 15 APR 1765 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 4 JUL 1768 in Inverness, Inverness

  8. John CUTHBERT, bap 20 MAR 1771 in Inverness, Inverness

Hugh CUTHBERT

  1. William CUTHBERT, bap 8 APR 1753 in Inverness, Inverness

Hugh CUTHBERT and Margaret MCKENZIE

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 26 JUN 1756 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Samuel CUTHBERT, bap 23 JUL 1758 in Inverness, Inverness

John CUTHBERT and Anne MCKENZIE

  1. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 21 SEP 1759 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Marjory MCINTOSH

  1. Lachlan CUTHBERT, bap 1 MAR 1760 in Inverness, Inverness

Hugh CUTHBERT and Isabel URQUHART, m 11 AUG 1770 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 16 MAY 1771 in Inverness, Inverness

15/11/1771 GD23/10/585 Bond of Caution by William McKenzie, weaver burgess of Inverness, John Cuthbert, weaver burgess there, and John Fraser alias McAndrew, tenant in Muirtown, as cautioners for Amelia Fraser (see 10/497), that Alexander Smith, tenant in Balhaultich [Balloch?] of Petty would be relieved for delivering to said Amelia 19 bills amounting to £40 14s 6 2/3d owed to deceased William Reid, tailor in Balnacree [Balmachree] of Petty, and £3 10s as proceeds of roup of his effects.

May 1800 JC26/1800/57  Porteous roll for the county of Inverness for the Circuit Court of Justiciary (North, Spring circuit) to be held at Inverness. Indicted for trial: ... 2) Margaret McTavish, late servant to John Cuthbert, weaver in Inverness, for child murder. Papers include execution of indictments, list of Assize for Inverness and sealed verdicts.

John CUTHBERT and Ann MCDONALD, m 24 DEC 1778 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. Marjory CUTHBERT, bap 15 JAN 1780 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. William CUTHBERT, bap 31 MAY 1782 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 3 AUG 1785 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Duff CUTHBERT, bap 15 APR 1788 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Hugh CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAR 1790 in Inverness, Inverness, res 1851 in 98 Rose St., St. Geo., Edinburgh, Midlothian, occ Master Shoemaker, m Stewart? CUTHBERT, b 1793 in Edinburgh

    1. Mary CUTHBERT, b 1841 in Edinburgh

  6. John CUTHBERT, bap 24 MAR 1803 in Inverness, Inverness

George CUTHBERT b c 1764 m 25 SEP 1789 in Inverness, Inverness to Margaret FRASER

  1. Katherine CUTHBERT, bap 10 AUG 1790 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. Katherine CUTHBERT, bap 30 MAY 1792 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap 16 JUN 1794 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Duncan CUTHBERT, bap 4 OCT 1796 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 28 NOV 1798 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. William CUTHBERT, bap 18 MAY 1801 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. James CUTHBERT, bap 29 MAR 1808 in Inverness, Inverness

James CUTHBERT and Elizabeth HENDERSON (or RITCHIE, m 20 NOV 1787 in South Leith, Midlothian???)

  1. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, bap 24 JUN 1792 in South Leith, Midlothian

  2. Anna CUTHBERT, bap 11 NOV 1794 in Inverness, Inverness

Lewis/Ludwick CUTHBERT and Elspet DALLES/DALLAS, m 16 JAN 1790 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 3 JAN 1791 in Inverness, Inverness

  2. George CUTHBERT, bap 4 OCT 1792 in Inverness, Inverness

  3. James CUTHBERT, bap 5 JAN 1795 in Inverness, Inverness

  4. Rachel CUTHBERT, bap 27 MAR 1797 in Inverness, Inverness

  5. Elspet CUTHBERT, bap 14 MAY 1799 in Inverness, Inverness

  6. Jean CUTHBERT, bap 8 AUG 1801 in Inverness, Inverness

  7. Christian CUTHBERT, bap 12 DEC 1803 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Elizabeth KERR, m 18 DEC 1806 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap 22 OCT 1807 in Inverness, Inverness
  2. Nanny CUTHBERT, bap. 12 APR 1810 in Inverness, Inverness
  3. Jean CUTHBEARD, bap 4 MAY 1812 in Inverness, Inverness
  4. Son CUTHBERT, bap 30 JAN 1815 in Inverness, Inverness
  5. Donald CUTHBERT, bap 30 APR 1819 in Inverness, Inverness

Alexander CUTHBERT and Mary FINLAY, m 8 NOV 1806 in Nairn, Nairn

  1. Mary CUTHBERT, bap 8 JAN 1810 in Inverness, Inverness
  2. Janet CUTHBERT, bap 4 APR 1812 in Inverness, Inverness
  3. Alexander CUTHBERT, b 22 JUL 1814 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  4. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 7 DEC 1816 in Edinburgh parish
  5. Alexander CUTHBERT, b 3 NOV 1819 in Edinburgh, Midlothian

William CUTHBERT and Janet ROSS, m 8 FEB/8MAR 1816 in Inverness, Inverness

  1. John CUTHBERT, bap 27 DEC 1816 in Inverness, Inverness
  2. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap. 21 APR 1819 in Inverness, Inverness

William CULBERT and Mary MALACH

  1. John CULBERT, bap 25 DEC 1825 in Kilmonivaig, Inverness.

Alexander CUTHBERT? (believed to be from Aberdeenshire)

  1. Alexander CUTHBERT, b 1802 in Scotland (no IGI match), occ shoemaker!, born outside Inverness, res 1841 Petty St. Inverness, with wife Joan 20, son Alex 2, brother William 35, res 1851 in Haldimand, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.  m 2 DEC 1839 in Inverness, Inverness to Johanna/Joan/Jessie NEWTON, b. 1822 in Scotland (outside Inverness). Register of Marriages for the parish of Inverness for December 1839: "Alexander Cuthbert, Shoemaker, Petty Street, & Johanna Newton, same place, By the Rev Robert MacPherson."
    1. Alexander CUTHBERT, bap. 4 DEC 1839 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland. Alexander Cuthbert, res Cobourg, b 1842 in Scotland, s/o Alexander Cuthbert and J. Newton, m 7 NOV 1865 in Cobourg, Northumberland and Durham to Ann Coles, b 1846 in England d/o Thomas Coles and M Simmons)
    2. George CUTHBERT, bap. 11 JUN 1841 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland. (d. 22 MAR 1912 in Haldimand, Northumberland, b 4 DEC 1842 in Scotland, s/o Alexander Cuthbert and Jessie Newton (b ENG) informant James Cuthbert in Lakeport Ont) (George Cuthbert age 32, b Scotland, blacksmith, res Haldimand, son of Alexander Cuthbert and Joanna Newton, m 21 JUN 1876 in Cobourg to Mary MUNRO, age 28 b Scotland, res Haldimand, d/o Alexander Munro and Eleanor McIntosh, witnesses James Cuthbert in Haldimand and Annie Cuthbert in Cobourg)
    3. Christina CUTHBERT, bap. 30 SEP 1842 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.
    4. Margaret CUTHBERT, bap. 18 SEP 1844 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland.
    5. James CUTHBERT, bap. 4 MAY 1846 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland. (possibly d 12 MAY 1916 in Haldimand, Northumberland, possible age given as 79) (James Cuthbert b 1851 in Haldimand, s/o Alexander Cuthbert and Johanna Newton, m 31 MAY 1876 in Northumberland to Esther JOHNSTON, b 1849 in Haldimand, d/o James Johnston and Esther Ealing)
      1. Thomas Esting (Easting, Estins, Eatins?) CUTHBERT, b 1882 s/o James Cuthbert and Estras Johnston, res Buffalo, NY, USA, m 22 FEB 1911 in Northumberland to Olive M Hales, b1883 in Cobourg, res Cobourg, d/o Hugh Hales and Madilla Walton
      2. George Newton CUTHBERT, b 1884 in Grafton, s/o James Cuthbert and Esther Johnston, m 6 SEP 1915 to Hazel Florence Harnden, b 1895 in Eddystone, Northumberland, d/o John B Harnden and Esther Drinkwater.
      3. John Johnston CUTHBERT, b 1891 in Lakeport ON, s/o James Cuthbert and Esther Ealon Johnston, res Grafton, Northumberland, m 11 NOV 1914 in Colbourne, Northumberland to Della Edna Harnden, b 1892 in Eddystorge, Ont, to John Brookfield Harnden and Esther Maria Drinkwater.
    6. Ann Jane CUTHBERT, b 1846 in Toronto, d/o Alexander and Jane, res Cavan Twp, m 25 DEC 1866 in Northumberland and Durham to Thomas Granog, b 1844 s/o John and Ann, res Cavan Twp)
    7. Jessie CUTHBERT, bap. 1 FEB 1848 in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland. (d 1 JAN 1881 in Haldimand, Northumberland, spinster, Methodist, informant George Cuthbert, mechanic in Haldimand) (Jessie Cuthbert, age 17 (sic!), b Scotland, res Port Hope, d/o Alex and Hannah Cuthbert, m 18 SEP 1859 in Northumberland and Durham to Robert D Hall, age 25, b Canada, s/o William and Elizabeth Hall)
    8. Infant CUTHBERT, b. 1851 in Haldimand, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.
  2. William CUTHBERT, b. 1806 in Scotland. res 1851 in Haldimand, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, brother of Alexander.

Nairn

** Carse of Delnies and Balnagowan are adjacent to Ardersier and Nairn town

James CUTHBERT, b ca 1781, d 26 JAN 1848 in Nairn, age 67 (source obit)

James CUTHBERT and Margaret OGILVIE, m 12 JUN 1802 in Nairn, Nairn

  1. Jannet CUTHBERT, 22/25 MAY 1803 in Nairn, Nairn

  2. George CUTHBERT, 26/31 DEC 1806 in Nairn, Nairn

  3. Margaret CUTHBERT, 5/8 JAN 1809 in Nairn, Nairn

  4. Elizabeth CUTHBERT, 21/30 JUN 1811 in Nairn, Nairn

  5. Alexander Richardson CUTHBERT, 6/20 AUG 1814 in Nairn, Nairn

  6. James CUTHBERT, 7/16 MAY 1817 in Nairn, Nairn

Margaret CUTHBERT (OGILVIE?), b1781 in Ireland, res 1851 in 13 Acre St, Nairn, Nairn,

  1. Son CUTHBERT

    1. James CUTHBERT, b 1828 in Duthil, Moray, res 1851 w/grandmother, occ 1851 printer (compositor)

  2. Janet CUTHBERT, b 1811 in Nairn, Nairn, occ 1851 washer woman

  3. James CUTHBERT, b 1821 in Nairn, Nairn, occ 1851 Master Shoemaker.  James CUTHBERT, shoemaker, b c 1817, d 29 OCT 1888 at Acre Street, Nairn, age 71 (obit), m 27 JUN 1856 in Ardclach, Nairn, to Jane ROSE/Jean ROSS, b ca 1830, d 30 APR 1860 at Acre St. Nairn, age 30 (obit)

    1. Margaret CUTHBERT, b 23 JUN 1857 in Nairn, Nairn

    2. James CUTHBERT, b 27 AUG 1859 in Nairn, Nairn.  printer, b c 1860, d 8 APR 1882, age 22, at 28 Acre St. Nairn (obit).

Margaret CUTHBERT, b 1803 in Nairn, Nairn, res Achareidh, Nairn, Nairn, occ cook for Augustus Clarke, b 1806 in England, Landed Proprietor

Elizabeth CUTHBERT, b 1816 in Nairn, Nairn, res 1851 in Holme House, Croy, Inverness, occ housemaid to John Rose, b 1778 in Croy, Inverness, "Lat Genl KCB NCIC Servin" (Lt. Gen. Sir John Rose, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, b 23 JUL 1779, m Lilias Fraser of Culduthel, Inverness, son of John Rose of Holme, descended from Alexander Rose 4th son of Hugh Rose of Kilravock and Elizabeth Bisset)

James CUTHBERT and Eliza STANDCLIFF

  1. James CUTHBERT, b/b 3/11 APR 1828 in Ardersier

Cuthberts of Castlehill

Patent of Arms for Capt. James Stewart of Berthier, Quebec

To all and sundry whom these presents do or may concern. We John Hooke Campbell of Banglston Lyon King of Arms do hereby certify and declare that the Ensigns Armorial pertaining to the Honorable James Cuthbert Esquire Proprietor of the Seiqueuries of Lordships of Berthier Mascanongy, New York, otherwise called de Sable D’Orsy Lanvry and L’Ormier in the district of Montreal and Province of Quebeck in North America one of his Majesty’s Legislative Counsel in the said Province, and late Captain in the Fifteenth Regiment of Fort son and heir of Alexander Cuthbert of Inverness Esquire and Beatrice daughter of Baird Cuthbert of Ardresier Esquire which Alexander was son and heir of John Cuthbert of Inverness and Mary daughter of ----- Maclean of Backgadrock Esquire which John was second son of John Cuthbert Baron of Castlehill Chief of that antient Sirname and Mary daughter of George Cuthbert of Drakies Esquire, which last John was son and heir of William Cuthbert Baron of Castlehill who was son and heir of George Cuthbert Baron of Castlehill Esquire, great grandson of William Cuthbert of Castlehill Esquire who was son and heir of John Cuthbert of Castlehill Esquire, who was son and heir of George Cuthbert of Castlehill Esquire who was son and heir of George Cuthbert of Castlehill Esquire who commanded the forces raised by the town of Inverness at the Battle of Harlaw in in the year 1411 against the rebellious Donald Lord of the Isles whose standard he seized, which last George was the representative of an Antient Saxon Family of that name in the Kingdom of Northumberland, are matriculated in the public Register of Lyon Office as on the margin thus viz; or on a Fessajure three Frasier Argent in Chief a Serpent gliding in Pale of the second armed and langued Gules. Above the Shield is placed an helmet befitting his degree with a mantling gules the doubling argent on a wreath of his liveries is set In Crest an armed duster arm issuing out of the wreath in Pale holding an arrow both proper and in an Escroll above the Crest this Motto Fortiter which armorial ensigns above blazoned. We do hereby ratify, confirm and assign to the said Hon. James Cuthbert Esquire and the heirs of his body as their proper arms and bearing in all time coming. In testimony whereof there presents are subscribed by Robert Boswell Esquire our deputy and the Great Seal of our Office is appended hereunto at Edinburgh the twenty fourth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight.
(Signed) R Boswell, Lyon, Dep. Lyon Office 24 January 1778
This within Patent is duly entered in the Records of this Office by James Cunningrul L.A.C.

Donald CUTHBERT, b. ca. 1665, m Janet FRASER

  1. John Cuthbert bap 9 FEB 1696 in Inverness
  2. Thomas Cuthbert, bap 23 OCT 1700 in Inverness

Cuthberts in Philadelphia

John CUTHBERT, in Castle Hill, b. ca. 1680, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1715

  1. Thomas CUTHBERT, b 1713 in Castle Hill, Inverness, (not in IGI) d Philadelphia 11 JAN 1781, m 1741 to Ann WILKINSON, b 1720, dtr of Anthony Wilkinson
    1. Capt. Anthony CUTHBERT, b 4 MAR 1751 in Philadelphia

From "The Cuthberts, Barons of Castle Hill and Their Descendants in South Carolina and Georgia", by JGB Bulloch, MD, Washington, DC, 1908. Cites the following as descendants of this family:

  1. Alexander, George, John and William Cuthbert, provosts of Inverness, the highest position in the city
  2. Alexander, James, John and Thomas Cuthbert, bailies or Magistrates of Inverness
  3. James Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness
  4. John Cuthbert, town councillor
  5. John Cuthbert, alderman
  6. John Cuthbert, commissioner

Was wondering if anyone on the list can help me identify the Cuthbert referenced in the following article from "The Celtic Magazine", Vol. VI, April 1881: Margaret Macdonald, daughter of AEneas MacDonald, 7th of Glengarry, and his second wife, Margaret MacLeod, married one of the Cuthberts of Castlehill, Inverness, and became the progenitrix of the famous Colbert, Charles, Marques of Seignelay, Minister of Lewis XIV of France.

May be possible that it is John Cuthbert of Castlehill, who was son and heir of George Cuthbert of Castlehill, who was son and hier of the George Cuthbert of Castlehill who commanded the forces raised by the town of Inverness at the Battle of Harlaw in the year 1411. Margaret Macdonald was born about 1535.

Commissariot Records of Inverness, register of testaments, 1630-1800

http://www.scotsfind.org/inverness_access/inverness.pdf

  1. Cuthbert, Alexander, late provost of Inverness, 15 DEC 1680
  2. Donald Cuthbert, writer and burgess in Inverness, 20 May 1745
  3. Isobel Cuthbert, spouse to John Hepburne, baillie of Inverness, 10 JUN 1668
  4. James Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, 28 JAN 1680
  5. James Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, 8 JUL 1741
  6. James Cuthbert, shoemaker in Inverness, 16 MAY 1747 and 23 MAY 1748
  7. James Cuthbert, messenger in Inverness, 26 APR 1753
  8. Janet Cuthbert, spouse to Donald Buy, indweller in Inverness, 23 APR 1669
  9. John Cuthbert of Draikies, sometime provost of Inverness, 11 FEB 1719
  10. John Cuthbert of Castlehill, 12 OCT 1733, 27 MAR, 7 & 25 JUN 1734, 21 NOV 1735, 17 MAR 1740, 27 AUG 1743
  11. Katherine Cuthbert, widow of Jonathan Low, late tin-plate maker in Aberdeen, 28 APR 1791
  12. Margaret Cuthbert, spouse to William Baillie, elder, late treasurer of Inverness, 11 JAN 1669
  13. Thomas Cuthbert, burgess of Inverness, 20 MAR 1748
  14. William Cuthbert, merchant in Inverness, 11 OCT 1782

Kenneth Mackenzie, 6th of Garlioch (had a son by his first marriage namely Alexander 7th, d 1694) m3. Janet Cuthbert (dau of John Cuthbert of Castlehill)

  1. Charles Mackenzie of Letterewe, m. Anne Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie of Applecross)
    1. Murdoch Mackenzie of Letterewe (d after 1745) m. Catherine Mackenzie (dau of Simon Mackenzie of Torridon)
      1. John Mackenzie of Letterewe

COLIN MACKENZIE OF KINCRAIG., second son of Roderick Mor Mackenzie, I. of Redcastle, who was the first of this family, married Catherine, daughter of the Rev. John Mackenzie of Tolly, minister of Dingwall (sasine to her 15th September, 1617), with issue.  He died in 1649, and was succeeded by his eldest son.

  1. Colin, his heir and successor.
  2. Roderick, who married, first, Isabel, daughter of Hector Mackenzie, IV. of Fairburn, and secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of John Bayne of Tulloch; sasine to him in 1652, and to her in 1656.
  3. Margaret, who in 1638 married, first, Gilbert Robertson, II. of Kindeace, and secondly, John, eldest son of Hugh Ross of Achnacloich.
  4. Florence McKenzie, who in 1643 married David Cuthbert, Town-Clerk of Inverness.
  5. Agnes, who married, first, in 1672, Alexander Bayne of Knockbain, and secondly, the Rev. John Macrae, minister of Dingwall, author of the Ardintoul MS. History of the Mackenzies, and of a MS. Genealogy of the MacRas.
  6. A daughter, who married John Clunes, Cromarty. Colin married, secondly, a daughter of Innes of Inverbreakie, widow of Murdo Mackenzie of Towie, with issue - James, who married Catherine Innes.

Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th of Scatwell, 1st Baronet of Nova Scotia, and his wife Lilias Mackenzie

  1. SIR RODERICK MACKENZIE, 5th of Scatwell, and second Baronet, who in married in 1710 in Perth to Janet GRANT (who died 10th February, 1761) daughter of Ludovic Grant, XVII. of Grant, with issue -Sir Roderick died on the 24th of April, 1750
    1. Elizabeth MACKENZIE, b abt 1713 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, married Colin Mackenzie, III. of Mountgerald with issue.
    2. Janet MACKENZIE, b ca 1714 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, who in 1730 married Sir Alexander Mackenzie, second Baronet and IX. of Gairloch, with issue.
    3. Lewis MACKENZIE, 6th of Scatwell, b 1715 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, d 13 SEP 1756
    4. Capt. Alexander MACKENZIE, b ca 1716 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, who married, first, his cousin Lilias, daughter of Simon Mackenzie, I. of Scotsburn, with issue; and secondly, Janet, daughter of John Mackenzie, III. of Torridon, with issue. Male representation by both marriages extinct.
    5. Margaret MACKENZIE, b ca 1718 in Scatwell, Ross and Cromarty, who married James Cuthbert of Milncraig. Capt. James CUTHBERT of Milncraigs, Keith's Highlanders, 87th Regiment, 1759-1763
  2. Margaret MACKENZIE, b 21 OCT 1703, 8th child of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th of Scatwell, baronet of Nova Scotia, and his wife Lilias Mackenzie dtr of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Findon (Lilias died in childbirth), m James CUTHBERT of Farnese, merchant in Inverness.

Culloden papers

http://www.archive.org/stream/cullodenpapersmo01warruoft/cullodenpapersmo01warruoft_djvu.txt

The following references from the Culloden Papers all seem to date to 1646

  1. Theis, that your lordship may tak notice of them, and, quhat justlie concernes us, may assist us against them, ar James Cuthbert of Drakies, and Jon Cuthbert, his brother, with his tuo sonee. Theise once seamed  to lean only to my Lord Marques of Argyll, bot now, as they turned thair backes on the caus and on us, so haif thcv joyned them selfis with his and our enimyes. (1646?)
  2. Robert Bailye, bailie; Johne Polsone. baillie; J. Dunbar, baillie; D. Cuthbert, toune clarke. Invernes, 22 November 1646.
  3. James Cuthbert, counseller; James Abrahame, counseller ; Williame Neilsone, counseller; J. Robertsone, counseller; Alex. Grant, counseller; T. Rose, counseller; Al. Cuthbert, ane of the consell. November 30, 1646.
  4. the original document together with that of David Cuthbert, town clerk of Inverness, who was chosen as clerk to the commission and wrote the report.
  5. Gilbert Cuthbert, tenant in "Standandstaines," deponed as to his labouring wasted for crop 1646 wherein h would have sown 30 bolls oats, estimated to tie "3 curne " aind 4 bolls bear estimated to the "4 curne. ''
  6. Thomas Cuthbert, oordiner (cordiner = cordwinder = shoemaker), burgees, had two dwelling houses without the works cast down by order of the governor for the better safety of the garrison, worth 266 13s 4d.
  7. Elspot Mill, indweller, had burnt in the kiln of James Cuthbert Laurenceson, bewest the water, 4 bolls and 2 firlota malt.
  8. Youre loving niohbores, Robert Bailye, baillie, B. Rose, baillie, J. Dunbar, baillie, Al. Cuthbert, baillie.
  9. Geo. Cuthbert of Castlehill; Ro. Neilsone, merchant in Invernes; D. Cuthbert, sheriff deput of Nairn;

Provosts of Inverness 1602-1701

Liosta de pròbhaistean Inbhir Nis eadar 1602 is 1701. (List of the provosts of Inverness between 1602 to 1701)

http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/item/item_narrative.jsp?item_id=72708

  1. 1556 - 1559 George Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill

  2. 1560 - 1561 Jasper Waus of Lochslyne

  3. 1562 - 1563 John Ross

  4. 1564 - 1567 James Paterson

  5. 1568 - 1568 Alexander Baillie

  6. 1569 - 1569 William Cuthbert

  7. 1570 - 1572 James Paterson

  8. 1573 - 1574 William Cuthbert

  9. 1575 - 1575 John Ross

  10. 1576 - 1576 James Paterson

  11. 1577 - 1577 William Cuthbert

  12. 1578 - 1579 William Baillie of Dunain

  13. 1580 - 1580 William Cuthbert

  14. 1581 - 1582 William Baillie of Dunnane

  15. 1583 - 1583 John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill

  16. 1584 - 1584 John Ross

  17. 1585 - 1586 William Cuthbert

  18. 1602 - 1603 William Cuthbert

  19. 1603 - 1606 Master John Ross of Midleys

  20. 1607 - 1614 John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill

  21. 1615 - 1616 Mr John Ross

  22. 1616 - 1617 John Cuthbert of Auld Castlehill

  23. 1617 - 1618 Alexander Baillie of Dunzean

  24. 1618 - 1619 Mr John Ross

  25. 1620 - 1621 James Cuthbert of Easter Drakies

  26. 1622 - 1623 James Cuthbert of Lochelin

  27. 1623 - 1624 Mr John Ross of Midleys

  28. 1624 - 1625 Alexander Baillie of Dunzean

  29. 1625 - 1627 Duncan Forbes of Buddit

  30. 1628 - 1629 James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies

  31. 1630 - 1630 Andrew Fraser

  32. 1631 - 1631 James Cuthbert of Draikies

  33. 1632 - 1632 Duncan Forbes of Bucht

  34. 1633 - 1633 Duncan Forbes

  35. 1634 - 1635 Mr John Ross Younger

  36. 1636 - 1636 James Cuthbert of Draikies

  37. 1636 - 1638 John Cuthbert, Wester Draikies

  38. 1638 - 1639 Master John Ross

  39. 1639 - 1640 James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies

  40. 1640 - 1643 James Ross of Merkinch

  41. 1643 - 1645 Duncan Forbes of Culloden

  42. 1645 - 1646 James Cuthbert of Easter Draikies

  43. 1646 - 1651 John Forbes, fiar of Culloden

  44. 1651 - 1652 Robert Ross

  45. 1652 - 1655 John Forbes

  46. 1655 - 1655 Robert Ross

  47. 1655 - 1662 No council records

  48. 1662 - 1662 Alexander Cuthbert

  49. 1662 - 1663 Robert Ross

  50. 1663 - 1666 Alexander Cuthbert

  51. 1666 - 1668 Alexander Dunbar (elder)

  52. 1668 - 1674 Alexander Cuthbert

  53. 1674 - 1679 Alexander Dunbar

  54. 1679 - 1680 Alexander Cuthbert

  55. 1680 - 1683 Alexander Dunbar

  56. 1683 - 1689 John Cuthbert of Draikies

  57. 1689 - 1692 Hugh Robertson

  58. 1692 - 1695 William Duff (elder)

  59. 1695 - 1699 Hugh Robertson

  60. 1699 - 1701 William Duff (elder)

  61. There are no provosts named Cuthbert post-1700

THE MACKENZIES OF LETTERWE - CHARLES MACKENZIE, first of Letterewe, was the eldest son by his third wife, Janet, daughter of John Cuthbert of Castle Hill, Inverness (marriage contract, 17th December, 1658), of Alexander Mackenzie, VI. of Gairloch. He is originally designed of Mellan Charles, no doubt so called after himself, but by his father's marriage contract he got Loggie-Wester, now Conon, which he afterwards, in 1696, exchanged with his half brother, Alexander Mackenzie, VII. of Gairloch, for the lands of Letterewe. He married, in 1684, Anne, third daughter of John Mackenzie, II. of Applecross (sasine 1687), with issue

  1. 1. Murdoch, his heir and successor.
  2. 2. The Rev. Hector, minister of Fodderty, and previous to his appointment there, Librarian to the University of Aberdeen. He married a Miss Baillie, with issue - a daughter, who married Mackenzie of Park.
  3. 3. Alexander of Tolly, Provost of Dingwall, who married in 1740, Annabella, daughter of Sir Donald Bayne of Tulloch, with issue, among others - Alexander, from whom the Mackenzies of Portmore, and by his second wife, Katharine, daughter of Bayne of Delny, Bailie Hector Mackenzie of Dingwall, on whose death Alexander Campbell, the Gairloch Bard, composed one of the finest elegies in the Gaelic language.
  4. 4. Anna, who married Murdoch Mackenzie, II. of Kernsary (marriage contract in 1708), with issue.
  5. 5. A daughter, who married her cousin, Roderick Mackenzie, II. of Sanachan, son of Colin, second son of Roderick Mackenzie, I. of Applecross.
  6. 6. Annabella, who married John Maciver of Tournaig, and afterwards tacksman of Gress, in the Lewis, with issue.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~culbert/j_scot_cuthbert.htm

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Cuthbert of Castlehill Or, a fess Gules and in chief a serpent Azure
Cuthbert, Alexander in Inverness Vert, a fess engrailed between four mullets Argent and surmounting the fess an arrow in pale point downward Proper
Cuthbert, John in Inverness Vert, a fess indented in the  upper and engrailed in the lower between four mullets Argent and surmounting the fess an arrow in pale point downward Proper

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