The Borthwicks of Crookston
taken from some records found at Borthwick Church

The Borthwick association with the church at Borthwick goes back at least to 1376 when the family were living in Catcune Castle (now vanished). In fact this is one instance where a family gave its name to the church and parish rather than as usual the other way round.

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The Borthwick Family Lineage
BORTHWICK, LORD, CHIEF OF BORTHWICK

The 24th Lord Borthwick and Chief of the Name and Arms of Borthwick, 18th of Crookston, John Hugh Borthwick of that Ilk

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Robert Borthwick at Flodden

King James IVth of Scotland was no admirer of his Brother-in-law Henry VI11 of England and observers soon forecast that their two countries would be at war. In the summer of 1513, Henry, headstrong and ambitious, invaded France whose Queen appealed to James's well-known sense of chivalry to come to her rescue by invading England. read more . . .

Hereditary Falconer

The 24th Lord Borthwick and Chief of the Name and Arms of Borthwick, 18th of Crookston, John Hugh Borthwick of that Ilk

The Borthwick family claim to have been granted the title Hereditary Falconers to the Scots Monarchs. read more . . .

Notable Borthwicks read more . . .
Timeline - The Borthwicks through historyread more . . .