'Paterson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Paterson of Bannockburn, Paterson of Castle Huntly, Paterson of Eccles, Paterson of Innerwhinnery, Seton of Touch

(1) 'A System of Heraldry' (Alexander Ninsbet, vol 1, 1816, p354) reports that the arms of Paterson generally are "argent, three pelicans feeding their young or, in nests vert" and reports that the Patersons "designed of Dalkeith, of old, carried the same with a chief azure, charged with three mullets argent".
(2) 'A System of Heraldry' (p354) identifies the arms of Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn as "argent. three pelicans vulned gules. on a chief embattled azure, as many mullets of the field".
Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, Stirlingshire (WS)
m. (18.08.1654) Elizabeth Ker (dau of Sir Thomas Ker of Fernyhurst)
1. Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, 1st Bart (d either 10.1696 or 21.12.1701)
m. Barbara Ruthven (dau of Sir William Ruthven of Dunglass)
  A. Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn, 2nd Bart (b 01.1686, d 23.03.1777)
  Hugh was attainted for his support of the Jacobite rising of 1715.
  m. (02.03.1711/2) Jean Erskine (d 16.11.1763, dau of Charles Erskine, Earl of Mar, by Mary, dau of George Maule, 2nd Earl of Panmure)
  i. Hugh Paterson (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Seton, heiress of Touch
  B. Elizabeth Paterson apparently of this generation
m. Charles Smith ("an eminent merchant")
  i. Hugh Smith, later Seton of Touch ("only son")
  m. Elizabeth Seton, heiress of Touch
  Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' ('Seton of Touch', p170) reports that Hugh & Elizabeth had 3 sons + 3 daughters. Thanks to a contributor (CV, 16.09.19) who drew our attention to www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/directory/Descents/touch_descent.htm where 3 of those children are named as shown below.
  a. Archibald Seton of Touch, Governor of Penang then Prince of Wales's Island (dsp?)
  b. Lillian (Lillias) Seton, heiress of Touch
  m. Sir Henry Steuart, later Seton-Steuart, Bart of Allanton (b 1759, d 1836)
  c. Barbara Seton (d 10.01.1835)
  m. Lewis Brotherton of St. Christopher's
  d.+ 2 sons (dsp?) + daughter



John Paterson, Bishop of Ross (b 1604, d 1679)
m. Elizabeth Ramsay
1. John Paterson, Bishop of Edinburgh then Archbishop of Glasgow (b 1632, d 09.12.1708)
  m. (28.10.1658) Margaret Wemyss (dau of Henry Wemyss of Contine or Conland by Isabel Kirkaldy) mother of Alice, presumed also of ...
  A. John Paterson of Preston Hall (Prestonhall), Fife
  m. Grizel Sinclair (dau/coheir of Henry Sinclair, 7th Lord Sinclair)
  The folllowing is supported by TSB (vol 7, 'Sinclair, Lord Sinclair', p587).
  i. James Paterson, later Paterson-Sinclair of Dyart & Roslin (d unm 14.05.1789)
ii. Barbara Paterson (d unm)
  iii. Margaret ('Peggy') Paterson
  m. (23.04.1744) John Thomson of Charlton
  B. Alexander Paterson (Colonel)
  i. John Paterson of Epping, Essex (b c1705, d 03.12.1789, MP)
  m. (15.10.1761) "Mrs. Hope"
  C. Alice Paterson (d before 1741) apparently of this generation
  m. Sir Alexander Dalmahoy of Dalmahoy, 2nd Bart (d before 14.02.1741)
2. George Paterson of Seafield and/or Innerwhinnery (a 1685, Commissary of Ross)
'A System of Heraldry' (p354) gives George's arms as "argent, three pelicans feeding their young or, in as many nests vert, on a chief azure, a mitre of the second, between two mullets of the first".
  m. Marjory Mackintosh (dau of Donald Mackintosh of Kyllachy by Jane Dunbar) probably wife of George, possibly mother of ...
  A.+ issue - John (a 1698), Robert of Innerwhinnery (a 1704)
3. Sir William Paterson of Granton (co. Edinburgh), 1st Bart (b c1630, d 29.09.1709, Clerk of Council)
  m. (c1670) Alison Hamilton (bur 10.08.1698)
  A. Sir John Paterson of Eccles (Berwickshire), 2nd Bart (b 11.04.1679, d 14.12.1759)
m. (11.09.1703) Margaret Eliott (dau of Sir William Eliott of Stobes, 2nd Bart, by Margaret, dau of Charles Murray of Haldon)
  i. John Paterson (dvp by 1743)
  m. Margaret Seton (dau of Sir William Seton, 2nd Bart of Pitmedden)
  a. Sir John Paterson of Eccles, 3rd Bart (b c1730, d 14.01.1782, MP)
  m. (02.10.1755) Anne Hume-Campbell (b 1733-4, d 27.07.1790, dau of Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont by Anne, dau/coheir of Robert Western of London)
  (1) Anne Paterson of Eccles, Baroness Polwarth (dsp 11.03.1822)
  m. (17/19.02.1778) Sir Philip Anstruther, later Anstruther-Paterson (dsp 05.01.1808)
  b.+ other issue - William (a 1743), Robert (a 1743), Alexander (d 20.02.1763, Captain)
  ii.+ other issue (a 1743) - James, Alexander
4. Isabella (or Elizabeth) Paterson mentioned in Wikipedia ("John Ross (bishop of Ross)")
  m. Kenneth Mackenzie of Suddie
5.+ other issue - Thomas, Robert (a 1673, regent of Marischal College, Aberdeen), James
  'A System of Heraldry' (p355) gives Robert's arms as the same as George's "but places a mitre azure in the centre".



BLG1952 describes their arms as "Arg., three pelicans feeding their young in nests ppr. on a chief embattled az. a bezant between two stars of the field".
George Paterson of Castle Huntly (formerly Lyon Castle) (b 1734, d 1817)
m. (30.11.1776) Anne Gray (dau of 11th Lord Gray of Kinfauns)
1. George Paterson of Castle Huntly (b 01.01.1778, d 14.07.1846, Colonel) had issue
  m. (1818) Margaret Smith (d 11.08.1886, dau of John Smith)
2. John Paterson (b 10.12.1778, d 1858, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (1807) Jessie Patton (dau of Col. _ Patton, Governor of St. Helens)
3. Charles Paterson (d Vittoria 21.06.1813, Lt. Colonel, 4th son) had issue
  m. (02.1812) Eleanor Philippa Dacres (dau of Vice Admiral James Richard Dacres)
4. William Paterson (b 1783, d 1838, Captain RN) had issue
  m. Sarah Bisset (dau of S. Bisset)
5. James Paterson (b 06.1784, d 1856, Captain) had issue
  m. (03.09.1821) Davie Erskine (dau of David Erskine)
6.+ other issue (d unm) - David (b 1781, d 09.09.1810, Captain RN), 3 daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : TCB (vol 4, 'Paterson of Bannockburn', p342)
(2) For middle section : TCB (vol 4, 'Paterson ("Clerk of Council"), p351+)
(3) For lower section : BLG1952 ('Paterson formerly of Castle Huntly')
[The draft version of this page was originally prepared on 07.05.19 when it contained 2 sections which were not moved above. Those sections are now on Tmp14.]
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