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Descendent of John Brown of Priesthill, Ayrshire, Scotland

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Descendent of John Brown of Priesthill, Ayrshire, Scotland

Janice Oakes (View posts)
Posted: 951220800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brown
My family records indicate that I am descended from John Brown and Isabel Wier of Priesthill, Ayrshire, Scotland. John Brown of Priesthill, Ayrshire, Scotland was born in 1626 and died May 1st, 1685. John Brown was a Presbyterian and had subscribed the Covenant. I have a book that tells the story of his death at the hands of Lord John Graham, of Claverhouse in front of his wife and children. The purpose of my message is to get verification of the facts pertaining to John Brown and to find out if there still remains a monument that could be visited should I make a trip to Ayshire, Scotland. My family record states that a monument was erected beside the grave that the inscription is, "This monument was erected, and the adjoining grave of John Brown enclosed, by money collected at a sermon by the Rev. John Milwaine, on August 28, 1825, in commemoration of the Martyrs."
I know that John's wife, Isabel eventually moved to Ireland where it is said she remarried. The sons of John Brown, John and James emigrated to America from Ireland in 1720 and settled in Dauphin County, (then Lancaster County) Pennsylvania. Thank you for any information you can give me.

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