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CodeNA10567
Person NameRattray; Lachlan; Drumcork, Perthshire
SurnameRattray
ForenamesLachlan
EpithetDrumcork, Perthshire
ActivityLachlan Rattray was born in [Dalnegeven?]. At the age of eight his mother died and he was sent to John Speed's school in Glenshee. The first wife of Lachlan Rattray was Janet Robertson, daughter of David Jolly and Janet McGregor. Lachlan Rattray was accused of witchcraft by the family of David Spalding and reprieved from the death penalty by David Rattray, agent for Lord Forglen in 1706, and was subsequently imprisoned for a year in Inverness. Lachlan Rattray fought in Flanders and worked for 32 years to maintain the streets and light the lamps of Edinburgh. In 1743, his second wife Helen Williamson, daughter of Patrick Williamson, died. Lachlan subsequently married Margaret Lyon, his servant, and moved to Perth.
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