THE BOOK ON KIRKINTILLOCH BY THOMAS WATSON P.97-104
GARTSHORE'S COME ACROSS THIS BOOK WHEN THEY FIRST START
TO RESEARCH THE NAME. PAGES 97 TO 104 GIVES A BRIEF HISTORY
ON THE FAMILY FROM THE CHARTER RIGHT UP TO MARJORY WHO
DIED IN 1814. THERE IS A NICE PICTURE OF GARTSHORE HOUSE, AND
SOME POETRY AT THE END. THE CONFUSING BIT IS IN THE MIDDLE WITH
ALL THE ALEXANDERS AND YOU HAVE TO WORK OUT WHO IS WHO.
IT TOOK ME A VERY LONG TIME TO WORK OUT WHO IS WHO IN THIS
FAMILY, I CALLED THEM THE GARTSHORES OF GARTSHORE. I HAD THE
HELP OF FRASER GARTSHORE AND SONDRA JERNIGAN, IN FACT SHE WAS
THE ONE WHO FIRST NOTICED THAT THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE PATRICK
MURRAY, WHEN YOU WORK THIS FACT OUT THEN YOU SEE MORE.
The next passage refers to a few events relating to the Gartshore's,
also a mention to Barbara Hamilton and
to her father James the Duke of Chatelherault and also James, Lord Fleming. There is a caution for John Gartschoir alias Golfurd and a mention of John
Gartscho of that ilk.
The next few pages are hard to follow, they tell of the family
from the reign of King Charles I up
to 1814. There is also a photo of Gartshore House when Alexander Whitelaw owned the property.
All in all this is a good place to start, where Thomas Watson
got all his information from we will never know.