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Historical References

"COLSTON. Local. There is Colston near Bishopriggs, Lanarkshire, and Colstoun in East Lothian. Colstane in Aberdeenshire in local speech is a contraction of Codilstan (in LogieCodilstane) now Logie-Coldstone. The surname rarely appears in record. Robert Colston," a Scotsman, had a safe conduct in Engknd, 1465 (Bain, rv, 1353). James Colston was an Edinburgh magistrate and local historian. Colstine 1731. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Colston Genealogy

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