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Historical References

"CARSON, CORSAN, CORSON. An ancient family in Galloway which ended in the direct line in the reign of James rv. Corsans were provosts of Dumfries for several generations and were also prominent in local affairs of Kirkcudbrightshire. No value need be attached to the tradition of descent from an Italian named Corsini reputed to have been brought to Scotland by Dervorgilla to superintend the building of Sweetheart Abbey. Everything points to native origin. Maurice Acarson, bailiff of Isle of Man, appointed by King Alexander, is the same person as Mauritius Okarefair (Chron. Lanercost, p. 64). Sir Robert de Acarson or de Carsan, a cleric, witnessed a charter to Holm Cultram c. 1276 (Holm Cultram, p. 58; Edgar, p. 198), and may be Robert de Carsan, parson of moiety of the church of Kircandres, Dumfriesshire, who rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, n, p. 212). Laughlan, son of Laughlan de Carsan and Dovenald, son of Thomas de Carsan were among some Galloway hostages lodged in Carlisle (Bain, n, p. 301). In 1305 John Acarson and others took the castle of Dumfries from its garrison. Morice Acrassane and Gilbert were jurors on an inquisition at Drumfrese, 1367 (RHM., n, p. 64), and Thomas Acarsane was 'minstrall regis,' 1377 (ER., n, p. 586). Thomas a Carsan, deputy to the custumar of Linlithgow, 1373 (ibid., p. 402), had charter of a tenement in Lynlithcu from Robert n, 1374 (RMS., i, 561). Donald Akersan petitioned the Pope in 1394 for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Holyrood (Pap. Pet., i, p. 619), Michael Acarsan, canon of St. Rynyon ( (Ninian), had a safe conduct to travel in England, 1445 (Bain, rv, 1180), and Patrick Corsen witnessed a notarial instrument in Dumfries, 1453 (Edgar, p. 225). Andro Akersane had a respite for his part in 'the birnyn of the hous and place of Dunskay,' 1503 (RSS., i, 933), and Egidia Akersane was wife of Andrew Fullarton of Camtoun, 1531 (ALHT., v, p. 398). Adam Corsan, merchant burgess of Dumfries, is mentioned in 1665 (Retows, Dumfries, 252). Kit Carson, the Indian scout, may have been of Scots origin. Joseph Carson, early shipping merchant of Philadelphia, and an earnest supporter of the American Revolution, was born in Scotland. A Kersane 1414, Carsen 1662, Carssane 1645, Kersane 1476 0 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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