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"AIRTH. A not very common surname derived from the barony of Airth near Larbert, Stirlingshire. About the year 1200 William de Arthe witnessed a grant to the Abbey of Cambuskenneth (Cambus., 81). Richard Derth (i.e. d'Erth) is mentioned' as falconer to the king of Scotland in 1212 (Bain, i, 532), and Bain notes in his preface that Airth was a famed breeding place of falcons. Willehnus de Herth witnesses a charter by Maldouen, third earl of Lennox, c. 1248 (Levenax, 11). Elena, spouse of Bernard de Erth, laid claim to certain lands in the sheriffdom of Dumbarton in 1271 (RMP., p. 191). Hugh de Erthe, bailiff to Sir John Cumyn in 1291, is probably the Hugh de Erthe, knight, who was taken prisoner in Dunbar CasUe in 1296 (Bain, n, 532 and p. 178). Marie, widow of Huwe de Erthe of the county of Stirling, and Richard de Erthe, king's tenant in the county of Edneburk, both rendered homage in 1296 (ibid., n, p. 201, 214). According to Nisbet's Heraldry the family of this Richard de Erthe ended in heirs female. Between 1296 and 1300 William of Erth appears as a charter witness (Laing, 18), and in 1331 Thomas de Arth had a dispute with the earl of Mar (APS., i, p. 512). John de Erth witnessed a charter by Robert Steward of Scotland, temp. David n (ibid., i, p. 561), Welsh de Erthe is witness to a confirmation charter of David n 1364 (RMS., i, 187) and Fergus de Erth appears in 1369 (RMS., i, 336). Sir William de Erthe was one of the hostages for King James i in 1423-4 and again in 1426 (Bain, iv, 942, 1003). His family ended in three daughters the eldest Agnes, prior to 1414, married (1) Edward de Brus, second son of Sir Robert Brus of Clackmannan, and (2) an Elphinstone. Remission was granted to a man for the slaughter of John Erth in 1497 (RSS., i, 114), George Arthe of Smetoune and his sons were assaulted in 1537 (Trials, i, p. 201), and in 1548 mention is made of cottage lands in Coldingham occupied by David Arth (Home, 195). A grant by the late queen to David Arthe, burgess of Cupar, also mentions the lands of George Arthe in 1580 (ER., xxi, p. 100), and in 1601 David Airthe was a member of the town council of Stirling (SBR., p. 283). John Airth is recorded in the Mains of Kincardine in 1617 (Dunblane), George Airthe was provost of Cupar in 1628 (RFC., 2. ser. n, p. 178), and as Airthe the surname appears in Tyninghame in the seventeenth century. A pension was paid to Margaret Airth in Edinburgh, 1736 (GuUdry, p. 157). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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