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Historical References

"PALMER. Hugh Palmer witnessed resignation of the lands of Ingilbristoun in 1204 ( (Dryburgh, 163), and in 1253 Ricardus Palmer us de Kingore attested a memorandum of the ornaments of the chapel of Dundemor (LAC., p. 72). Alexander Palmer witnessed a sale of land in Glasgow, c. 1280-90 (REG., p. 198), Elye Palmere held a land in Waldeuegate, Berwick, in 1307 (Kelso, 43), and Hugh Palmere was "messager" of the earl of Douglas in 1397 (Bain, rv, 489). John Palmer was to have the usufruct of the hospital lands of St. James, Stirling, in 1402 (Cambus., 108), Bartholomew Palmer in Glasgow had resignation of a liferent in his favor in 1553 ( (Protocols, i), and Adam Pamer or Palmer was tenant under the abbot of Kelso in 1567 (Kelso, p. 524, 525). A palmer originally was one who bore a palm-branch in token of having been to the Holy Land. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Palmer Genealogy

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