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"ANCRUM. "For upwards of a century and a half a family, probably sub-tenants and vassals of the see [of Glasgow], derived their surname from the lands of Ancrum" (OPS., I, p. 305). In 1252 John of Alnecromb appears as witness to a charter by Richard Burnard of Farningham to the monks of Melrose ( (Melros, p. 300). In 1296 a writ was issued to the sheriff of Roxburgh, ordering him to restore to Richard de Alnecrum his forfeited lands (Bain, n, 832). John de Allyncrum, was Clerk of Register and auditor of accounts in 1358 (ER., i, p. 545). John de AUyncrom, a Scottish merchant, who received in 1361 a safe conduct to England from Edward in (Rot. Scot., I, p. 858-859) is doubtless John of Allyncrum, a prominent burgess of Edinburgh, who, c. 1362, granted his lands of Cragcroke to the Church of St. Giles, Edinburgh (Laing, 50). Another John of Alncrum was archdeacon of Teviotdale in 1370 (Kelso, 514). In the early years of the fifteenth century William de Alyncrome was abbot of Kelso (Morton, p. 90), John Ancrume, James Ancrum, and Michell Ancrum were tenants of the Abbey in 1567 (Kelso, p. 523, 528, 530), Elspeth Ancrum appears in Crailing, 1684 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 235), and Michaell Ancrum was merchant in Kelso, 1781 (Heirs, 406). Alncrom 1426, Ancram 1481, Ancrome 1682, Anckrum 1668. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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