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Historical References

"COSSAR, COSSER, COSSART, COUSAR. Probably assimilated forms of CORSAR, q.v. Robert i granted charters to Henry Cosur or Henry dictus Cosure of the lands of Bondyngtone and Bethocrulle (RMS., i, 9, 10). Henry Coceur, son and heir of Henry Coceur of Trebroun, granted a charter of lands in Over Lamberton in 1332 (BNCH., xvi, p. 326), and in same year as Henry Cosour he appears as charter witness (ibid., p. 330). Adam Cossour was macer (claviger) to David n and had from him charter of a bovate of land with pertinents in the tenement of Aymouthe in barony of Coldingham, 1361 (RMS., i, 263). In 1360 he was one of the collectors of contributions from the county of Berwick (ER., n). Henry Cossoure, son of John Cossoure, had charter from Robert n of the lands of Otterburne in the sheriffdom of Berwyk on resignation of his father, 1373 (RMS., i, 472). Adam Cousour who witnessed a notarial instrument dated 1442 is doubtless Adam Cosour, juror on a claim to third part of Cranshaws, 1453 (Home, 21; Swinton, p. xxxix). Another Adam Cosur, burgess of Stirling, had safe conduct to travel in England, 1453 (Bain, rv, 1256). Alexander Cosour, Robert Cosour, and Dugal Cosour were burgesses of Stirling, 1476, and William Cossour was burgess there, 1520 (SBR., p. 6, 259). David Coissoure was sasine witness, 1541 (Home, p. 252). The name is Corseir of that Ilk in Workman MS. Coussor, Corsour, Cosouris (pi.). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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