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Primrose family Scotland

For anyone who is researching Primrose in Scotland. The family originates in Culross/Kincardine, Perthshire (now in Fife). My Primroses ended up in Lanarkshire and Ayr, then scattered around the world.

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Comment by Elizabeth Robbins on May 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Hi everyone,

I descend from Buchanan Stewart and Jean Primrose who married 1794 in Paisley, Renfrewshire. I have a line going back to Peter before 1490 but can not swear to it's accuracy.

I have entered my DNA from FTM to Gedmatch and Wikitree and have been lucky to find a cousin who descends from Buchanan and Jean Primrose Stewart.

Jean is possibly a daughter of William Primrose and Agnes Ure. Can anyone prove or disprove this?

It would be wonderful to hear from you,


Comment by Daniel Lewis on June 4, 2016 at 8:46pm
Jamie l. Dikeman. Thanks so much for the help
Comment by Jamie L Dikeman on June 4, 2016 at 8:38pm

James Primrose, Clerk of the Privy Council, had 2 wives: Sybilla Miller and then shortly after her death, Catherine Lawson. I will have to dig in my files to see which wife was Katherine Primrose Hall's mother. James was the son of David Primrose and Janet Blaw, grandson of Henry. There are a few Peter Primroses in the extended family. 

Be careful of suggestions on Ancestry and especially family trees. It is best to research anything that you find. The Primroses used family names very repetitiously so this can lead to much confusion.

Comment by Daniel Lewis on July 31, 2015 at 5:05pm

Good day to all  I would like to know of anyone can help me with a Peter Primrose born 1614 and a James Primrose born in 1542.  Both of these gentleman appear on as being my ancestors.  I would love to know more about them.  I have seen a Catherine Primrose that married a Thomas Hall and Katherine Primsose that married a John Hall.  I am a descendant of the Hall line in the US.  Thanks, Daniel

Comment by Jamie L Dikeman on May 21, 2015 at 10:02pm

I (she) answer questions that I have been asked. I had help from a gentleman at the Scottish Genealogy Society who retrieved the Primrose Scroll from a nearby genealogy research facility.  Unfortunately, this Edward is not on the section that I recorded.

Comment by Alison Macbeth Mitchell on May 20, 2015 at 11:30am

Jamie L. Dikeman does not tell us where he saw the "Primrose/Rosebery scroll" in Scotland in 2014, but if you can study it, I expect you will find your Edward Primrose b 1734.  Edward is an unusual name in Scotland 9probably because of Bruce's enemies the Kings Edwards I and II), but in my line there are Edward P. born in 1713., 5.1754,, 1760, 1826 and 1838.

Comment by edward bell on May 18, 2015 at 12:35pm

hi my 4th great grandfather edward primrose born 1734 tulliallan perthshire could anyone help me get further back on him i would be very grateful for any help thankyou

Comment by Paul Harding on February 10, 2015 at 4:23am

Many thanks for this information.  It is curious that the first name listed is then not her father's.  In case I fail to find a photo of the scroll, could you be so kind as to send me yours? That would be extremely helpful !

Comment by Jamie L Dikeman on February 9, 2015 at 11:55pm

I saw the Primrose Scroll in Scotland in the summer of 2014 while visiting.  I took a picture of the section which pertains to my part of the Primrose line.  The John and Janet Milne/Mylne are on the scroll. Janet is the daughter of David, grand-daughter of Henry, and great grand-daughter of David Primrose and Janet Blaw.  The Rosebery line descends from David and Janet through their son James.

Comment by Paul Harding on February 9, 2015 at 5:53pm

New content for a very old branch of the Primrose family tree.  I am researching the history of the Mylne family of Scottish Royal Master Masons, principally John (1611-67) and his nephew Robert (1633-1710).  John was married three times, but all three wives predeceased him, the last being Janet Primrose, whose relationship to the various Primrose/Foulis families has never been established, although RW Mylne in his 'Mylne Master Masons' makes the comment that she was 'probably' related to the Primroses who became Earls of Rosebery etc. The National Archive of Scotland has a record of a bond of 1000 merks to Janet Primrose wife of John Mylne Royal Master Mason by Sir James Murray of Crichton dated 1647 for her daughters Elizabeth and Margaret Fisher.  Janet was therefore married and presumably widowed before she married John, but I have yet to establish when James Fisher died.  From examining birth and baptism records, her first husband was James Fisher, Advocate. The witnesses to both baptisms (16/12/1637 and 06/09/1639) are given, in unusually well-formed handwriting: first named is James Primrose, titled Clerk to the Privy Council, followed by (his brother) Mr David Primrose, Advocate.  In 1639 other witnesses include Mr Thomas Young of Leny, a lawyer who had married James Primrose's daughter Margaret in 1621, and Mr Andrew Oswald, Advocate, who had also witnessed the earlier christening.  (There are other witnesses named).  This seems incontrovertible evidence that John Mylne married into this very influential  Primrose family.  John and Janet went on to have a daughter Marion, who was his heir and married (aged 16) shortly after he died, Sir William Thomson, Town Clerk of Edinburgh, a man of her father's age.  She herself lived to a ripe old age.  This new information may help to clarify how he obtained some of his commissions, and raises interesting possibilities about buildings he may have worked on for his extended family, not to mention the obvious ones like Heriot's Hospital.  Hopefully this should give a few more insights into the way seventeenth century architectural patronage worked.  Any thoughts gratefully received!


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