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"The family are descended from William de Congalton of that ilk, temp. William the Lion. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"CONGALTON, CONGILTON, CONGLETON. From the old barony of Congalton in the parish of Dirleton, East Lothian. The family, however, may have come from Congilton in Cheshire and given that name to their new possession. The first of the name in record appears to be Robert de Congaltoun who witnessed a charter of Richard de Moreville, granted c. 1182 (in Anderson's Diplomata). Walter de Congilton witnessed an agreement between the Abbey of Neubotel and John de Morham (who was a Malherbe), c. 1214-40 CNeubotle, 40). He also witnessed a charter of Dryburgh Abbey, c. 1224 (Dryburgh, p. 33), a charter by Nesus de Lundors, c. 1225 (LSC., 64), and the charter by Adam, son of Edulph of a part of the manor of Eduluiston to Constantino between 1214-33 (REG., p. 142). As Walter de Kungeltun he attested the donation of Sleparfeld (Slipperfield, West Linton) to the Abbey of Holyrood between 1214 and 1249 (LSC., p. 212). Wautier de Congeltone and Mabille de Cungiltone, both of the county of Edneburke, rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 203, 206). In the same year Walter de Congilton and Adam de Congilton appear as jurors on an inquest into the lands of Robert de Pinkeny of Ballencrieff (ibid., 857). John and Gilbert de Congeltoun were jurors on an inquest on the lands of Cladmor in 1430 (James u, 16), and John of Congiltoun had a safe conduct into England in 1424 (Bain, rv, 963). Henry of Congiltoune was one of the "maloris and occupyoris" of a fishing on the Tweed in 1467 and George of Congiltoune was one of the witnesses (RD., 461), John Congiltoun was "unus occupatorum carbofodinarum de Gilmerton" in 1506 (Soltre, p. 78). John Congiltoun was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1548 (NSCM., i, p. 61), a yard in the Potterraw of Edinburgh was occupied in 1610 by George Congiltoun (Lalng, 1584), and in 1673 William Colgingtoun of Colgingtoun was appointed one of the justices of the peace for Haddingtonshire. The family appears to be extinct in the direct line, and some members of the family married heiresses of Richard and Hepburn and assumed these surnames. Another succeeded to the estate of Bethune of Balfour and assumed that name. Old: Cungetun. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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