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"STEPHENSON, 'son of STEPHEN,' q.v. Ada filius Stephani was burgess of Elgin in 1286 (REM., 221), Henricus Stephani had a charter of land in Ayr in 1409 (Friars Ayr, p. 43), William Stephani appears as rector of the church of Lestalric in 1418 (CMN., 28), John Stephani was burgess of Forfar in 1434 (RAA., ii. 71) and witness in Brechin in 1435 (REB., ii, 48). Alexander Stephenson was tenant in Grange of Kyncrech in 1446 (Cupar-Angus, i, p. 145), and George Stephenson (1781 11848), inventor of the locomotive, was of Scottish parentage. See also STEVENSON. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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