Descendants of Alexander Wynchester
Alexander WYNCHESTER, burgess of Banff, Bnaffshire, d. by 1676. [ref. 1]
Some possible relatives:
- A daughter, m. Walter SAUNDERS, d. by 1676. [ref. 1]
- In April 1644, during the Civil War, "There went down to Banff the Lairds of Gight, Newton and Ardlogie, with a party
of 40 horse and musketeers, brave gentlemen. They took in the town without contradiction, meddled with the keys of the
Tolbooth, took free quarters, and plundered all the arms they could get, buff coats, pikes, swords, pistols, yea and money
also. They took frae Alexander WINCHESTER, one of the bailies, 700 merks, whilk he had as one of the Collectors of the
taxations, and loan silver of Banff; and siclike took frae him 400 merks of his own gear . . . Gight keepit all the
monies." [ref. 2]
- James WYNCHESTER, son of the town clerk of Banff, admitted burgess 1638 "frielie jure paternatatis". [ref. 4]
- Patrick WYNCHESTER, merchant in Kirkwall, admitted burgess of Banff, 1662. [ref. 4]
- Florrie WINSISTER, minister of Inverkeithny, Marnoch, and Rothiemay, Banffshire, in 1563. [ref. 3]
- On 17 Jun 1702, Elizabeth WINCHESTER witnessed the baptism at Banff of Elizabeth SMITH, daughter of Alexander SMITH. [ref. 5]
- Entries of 24 Dec 1661 and 18 Apr 1676 in the Sasine Book of Banff, as cited in an
undated addendum to Saunders Pedigree (London, ca. 1884).
- Charles McKean, Banff & Buchan: An Illustrated Guide (Royal Incorporation of Architects in
Scotland, Edinburgh, 1990).
- Donald Findlay, Banffshire Churches (Banffshire Field Club, 1994).
- Frances McDonnell, The Burgess Roll of Banff, 1549-1892 (St. Andrews, 1994). This book "consists mainly
of honorary burgesses, and is based on the town council minutes and the roll of burgesses, 1763-1826."
- Parish registers of Banff (LDS microfilm 0990815). See excerpts.
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