'Pitcairn02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pitcairn of Lerwick, Pitcairn of Skerpo

Grant reports that "The Pitcairn family appear in Shetland towards the end of the sixteenth century". Grant first mentions the following James (and his family) before reporting: "To this family probably belonged" the undermentioned David of Skerpo. Somewhat arbitrarily, we speculate that they were brothers, being sons of ...
?? Pitcairn
1. |James Pitcairn (a 1578, d 03.1612, vicar of Northmaven)
  m. Ursula Sinclair (a 03.1612)
  A. Margaret Pitcairn
  m. John Swinton (minister of Fetlar)
  B. Janet Pitcairn
  m. Gilbert Mowat (minister of Delting)
  C. Martha Pitcairn
  m. James Neven of Scousburgh (d 1638)
D. Christian Pitcairn
  E. Agnes Pitcairn
  m. James Mowat of Ure & Burrafirth
2. David Pitcair of Skerpo (d 04.1627)
  m. Christian Sinclair
  A. Andrew Pitcair of Skerpo
  m. Elizabeth Bruce (dau of Andrew Bruce of Muness, m2. James Scott of Voesgarth)
  i. Janet Pitcairn of Skerpo
  m. (1655) James Scott of Voesgarth



We presume that the following were closely related to the above family. Grant starts with George of Assiter and then mentions George, his nephew. We show their connection via ...
?? Pitcairn
1. George Pitcairn of Assiter & Lerwick, later of Muness (a 1718)
  m. Ursula Bruce (dau of Andrew Bruce & niece of Gilbert Bruce of Clivocast & Muness)
  A.+ issue - James (a 06.1735), Andrew (a 06.1735), Robert
2. ?? Pitcairn
  A. George Pitcairn of Lerwick
  i. Barbara Pitcairn (d 05.05.1766)
  m. John Gifford, younger of Busta (dvp 1748)
  ii. Elizabeth Pitcairn
  m. (06.07.1742) Alexander Innes (MD)
  iii. Margaret Pitcairn
  m. (08.07.1754) Rev. Alexander Pitcairn
  iv. Ellis Pitcairn
  B. Archibald Pitcairn of Lerwick

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Pitcairn of Skerpoe', p1214+)
(2) For lower section : 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Pitcairn of Muness', p216)
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