Clan Coutts Society

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Culloden Research Notes regarding Coutts

This page is to collect information as it arises in relation to the Jacobite Battle of Culloden, near Inverness, in 1745.

It is said to be the last Battle on English soil.

The history of the Battle is told well elsewhere including: ....

Coutts are usually described as a sept of Clan Farquharson, in turn part of Clan Chatten. It is likely a Coutts would be fighting for them. The Farquharson presence at Cullodon was:

 

Farquharson of Monaltrie

http://www.glennochty2.webspace.virginmedia.com/Farquharsons.htm

John Farquharson c 1712  m Anna Farquharson of Achriachan (FG).  Duff House MS 3175 Bundle LXV K27 for 1738 shows a John Farqson as tenant Newtown in Invernettie.  Is this him living next to his brother below?  He was a Captain under Farquharson of Monaltrie at Culloden (Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army), and taken prisoner but escaped to France (FG).  His writings feature in vol 3 of the 'The Lyon in Mourning' published by the Scottish History Society and in John Prebble's 'Culloden'.  See Note 1 below.

Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army

'The Lyon in Mourning' published by the Scottish History Society

 http://digital.nls.uk/print/transcriptions/

 

 

Culloden:   William Coutts, Inverury. Carried arms in rebel service as

a private man.

Coutts, William

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coutts, Girsel

  • b.  BEF 31 Dec 1728

Coutts, John

Coutts, Donald

 

 

Coutts, Thomas

  • b.  BEF 17 Mar 1739

 

Coutts, Elizabeth

  • b.  30 Aug 1743
    • Kirkmichael, Banffshire

 

 

Thomas < William Couts in Inveraury (sic) & Janet Grant. March 17, 1739

Culloden:  William Coutts, Inverury. Carried arms in rebel service as a private man.

 

 

 

Thomas < William Couts in Inveraury & Janet Grant. March 17, 1739

 

Invereary is spelt in a manner of ways and is in a number of places in Aberdeen/ Banffshire

One spelt correctly is a farm? near Kirkmichael. My family are from Kirkmichael, I have a Janet Grant and we cant resolve if it is Donald or William the husband.

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