Sir Hugh Paterson, 1st Baronet

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Hugh Paterson
Born 1659
Dunglass, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Died 21 Dec 1701
Bannockburn, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Known for Baronet of Bannockburn
Spouse(s) Barbara Ruthven (born 1663)
Children Elizabeth Paterson, Katherine Paterson (born 1683), Hugh Paterson (born 1685), John Paterson (born 1687), Robert Paterson (born 1688), Mary Paterson (born 1691), James Paterson (born 1692), Alexander Paterson (born 1694), Barabara Paterson (born 1695)

Sir Hugh Paterson, 1st Baronet, was born in or around the year 1659.[1] In 1666 John Rollo, Baronet of Bannockburn, died without male issue, so Bannockburn House passed to Andrew Rollo, 11th Laird of Duncrub and 3rd Lord Rollo, his nephew. It was that Lord Rollo who sold the property of Bannockburn and its lands to Sir Hugh Paterson, father of Sir Hugh Paterson, 1st Baronet. Paterson built much of the current house, and it is little changed since his time.[2] The Patersons were staunch Royalists and James VII gave this Hugh, and later his son (also Hugh), the title of Baronet of Bannockburn.[3] After Hugh Paterson's death on 21 December 1701, his son, the Second Baronet attainted his Baronetcy by being an open and fierce Jacobite, but he lived on at Bannockburn House. In a brief stay at said house, Charles Edward Stuart met the 2nd Baronet's niece, Clementina Walkinshaw, who would eventually be the Young Prince's lover and mother of his daughter.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ The Complete Baronetage, London, 1983., Cokayne, George Edward, Reference: IV 342
  2. ^ "Bannockburn House, Bannockburn | Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland". buildingsatrisk.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ "baronetage/baronetsP1". leighrayment.com. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ Kybert, Susan Maclean (1988). Bonnie Prince Charlie:An Autobiography. London: Unwin. p. 186.
  5. ^ "The families of Bannockburn House | Bannockburn Scotland Community Website,Bannockburn 2014". bannockburn.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
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