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" ... all the Blairs in the south and west country ; but another family of the same name, who settled in the north, in the counties of Fife, Perth, and Angus, namely, Blair of Balthyock, always competed for the chiefship, till at last James VI., than whom... "
A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain ... - Page 107
by Sir Bernard Burke - 1862 - 1759 pages
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Topographical description of Ayrshire; more particularly of Cunninghame

George Robertson - 1820
...(than whom, .none ra.orq.fft to deckle a question of this kind,) -determined " that the oldest mpn. for. the time being, of either family, should have the. precedency." Both families seem to be equally ancient* but it is doubtful if they be of the same origin, though of the same name....
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1826
...Balthy. cock, a family of great antiquity. The affair was at last brought before James VI., who decided, that " the oldest man, for the time being, of either family should have the precedency." It is probable that John Blair, who acted as chap»ain to Wallace, was a cadet of this family. were...
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Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Volume 1

John Donald Carrick - Scotland - 1830
...Balthycock, a family of great antiquity. The affair was at last brought before James VI., who decided, that " the oldest man, for the time being, of either family should have the precedency." It is probable that Jojin Blair, who acted as chaplain to Wallace, was a cadet of this family. ;; !...
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A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great ..., Volume 4

John Burke - Heraldry - 1838
...of Balthyock, settled in the counties of Fife, Perth, and Angus, dispute the honour with them. JAMES VI. to whom the point was referred, determined, that...from the same ancestry is extremely doubtful : their arms bearing no affinity. WILLIAM DE BLAIR, mentioned in a contract between Ralph de Eglinton, and...
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Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Volume 1

1847
...of Balthyock, settled in the counties of File, Perth, and Angus, dispute the honour with them. JAMES VI., to whom the point was referred, determined, that...from the same ancestry is extremely doubtful, their arms bearing no affinity. WILLIAM DE BLAIR, mentioned in a contract between Ralph dc Kglinton and the...
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History of the county of Ayr, Volume 1

James Paterson - 1847
...for the chiefship, till at last James VI., than whom none more fit to decide a question of this kind, determined " that the oldest man for the time being, of either family, should have the precedency." The families seem to be equally ancient, but it is doubtful if they be of the same origin, though of...
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The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours ..., Part 2

William Anderson - Heraldry - 1862
...long disputed the honour of the chiefship. James the Sixth, to whom the point was referred, decided that ' the oldest man, for the time being, of either family, should have the precedency.1 Both families have had several considerable landed families descended from them. Those...
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History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton, Volume 3, Part 1

James Paterson - Ayrshire (Scotland) - 1866
...for the chiefship, till at last James VI., than whom none more fit to decide a question of this kind, determined " that the oldest man for the time being, of either family, should have the precedency." The families seem to be equally ancient, but it is doubtful if they be of the same origin, though of...
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