17?? - 17??
Elizabeth was Calum's and Jamie's seven times great grandmother.
Not a great deal is known about Elizabeth Shepherd, except that she married
Andrew Lamb on 29 NOV 1744 in the parish of Auchtergaven. The marriage was recorded both by way of contract money for the banns
called in advance, and in the marriage register itself.
In the kirk session minutes for Auchtergaven (NRS: CH2/22/1/51 Auchtergaven):
Nov 4th (1744)
As banns from Jo: Reoch & Christ McKenzie both in this par from Alxr
Murray & Isa Mcfarlane from Jo: Cathron & Jean Spout from Jo: Cook & Mary McLiesh & from And: Lamb & Eliz:
Shepherd all in this parish thrie pounds Scots
The OPR entry then notes the marriage itself (OPR M 330/00 0010/0013
And: Lamb and Elizabeth Shepherd were married
The couple then resided at Coltrennie fermtoun within the parish, where they raised a family.
Little else is known of the Shepherds in Coltrennie. An investigation in the kirk session
minutes for Auchtergaven notes that a John Shepherd was accused of antenuptial fornication with a Beatrix
Miller in Coltrennie, the accusation being recorded on 29 NOV 1765. The record noted that he was of Coltrennie
also, and unmarried at the time - possibly making him a nephew of Elizabeth in terms of his age. He vehemently denied the
allegation for several years, until the point where he was finally read the Oath of Exculpation on 3 JUN 1770 (Source:
Auchtergaven kirk session minutes, National Records of Scotland, NRS CH2/22/1/355-361)
Elizabeth and Andrew had at least six children in Coltrennie (Culterenny,
Cuiltrennie, Coltrannie), within the parish of Auchtergaven.
Children of Elizabeth SHEPHERD and
b: abt 17/11/1745
b: abt 1/5/1748
b: abt 10/6/1750
Ann was Calum's and Jamie's six times great grandmother
(see Lamb page).
b: abt 8/10/1752
b: abt 2/3/1755
b: abt 19/6/1757
to Calum and Jamie
Elizabeth Shepherd married
Andrew Lamb in 1744
Daughter, Ann Lamb, married
William Brough in 1777
Daughter, Anne Brough, married
William Rodger in 1803
Son, James Rodger, married Janet Henderson in 1836
Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William
Son, David Hepburn Paton, married Jessie McFarlane in 1889
Son, Charles Paton, married
Jane Currie in 1934
Son, Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married
Claire Patricia Giles in 2000
Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton