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The Galletly Family
 
The surname Galletly is common in Perthshire, Dundee and Angus, but its origins are somewhat obscured. It may be a variant of 'mac an gall-oglach', the 'son of the gallowglass or foreign warrior', or may have some other long forgotten local derivation in the region.
 
The following Galletly members are confirmed in our tree:
Grisal Galletly (abt 1710 - aft 1755) married James Brough
 
ASSOCIATED NAMES:
 
 

Earlier Galletleys in Airntully
 
The earliest reference found so far to the Galletley family in Airntullie comes from November 1660 in a rental roll as recorded for Sir Thomas Stewart of Grandtully. It is catalogued in the National Records of Scotland as part of the Grandtully Muniments under GD121/1/Box 41/223. In this record, there is a mention of a James Gellatlie as follows:
Agnes Young, relict of umqll James Gellatlie, 1 oxgang
4 bolls bear, 3 firlots meal, 1 firlot oats, 4 3s 4d silver duty, 18s capons & henns
In addition, in April 1671, a subsequent list of bear delivered by the tenantry of Airntully to Thomas McCondochie notes that 16 bolls came from Thomas Gellatly. Quite how James and Thomas fit in as yet is unclear, but it does seem feasible that one of them may have been Grisal's grandfather. More work needs to be done on this, however.
 
In a rental of May 1691 we then find a James and Thomas Gellatly of Woodend recorded in the records for Kerco, Grandtully (James owing 21 Scots, Thomas 40), and a Jon Gellatly in Meikle Obney. In Airntully is found a Jon Gellatly and an Alexander Gellatly, who both paid bear, meal, and poultry in rent (NRS: GD121/41/223 Grandtully Muniments). In 1699, Alexander Gellatly is again noted in Airntully, paying 4 bolls of bear, meal, oats and money in rent (NRS: GD121/41/223 Grandtully Muniments).
 
In later records, a John Gellatly of Airntully is noted in the Associate Congregation records for Kinclaven on 8 DEC 1752 as having been guilty of promiscuous dancing (Source: NRS CH3/502/1/93 Kinclaven Associate Congregation kirk session minutes). In the same register on 4 JUN 1780 is a mention of an elder by the name of Patrick Gellatly who was responsible in that role for a quarter of Airntully (Source: NRS CH3/502/1/209 Kinclaven Associate Congregation kirk session minutes). It would seem possible that John might have been a nephew, and Patrick perhaps a brother, but more research needs to be done to substantiate this.
 

Grisal Galletly
abt 1710 - aft 1755
 
Grisal was Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's seven times great grandmother.
 
Not a great deal is known about Grisal. We know that she married James Brough in Kinclaven in late 1731, with the OPR record noting his surname as Brugh and hers as Gallatley, although other contemporary sources note the spellings as Brough and Galletly (Source: SP/NRS OPR M 365/00 0010 0250 Kinclaven):
November 18th 1731
 
James Burgh and Grisal Gallatley being regularly proclaimed were also married.
The couple had at least ten children in Airntully, Kinclaven, Perthshire, between 1734 and 1755, with the family initially worshipping at the Church of Scotland in the parish, before becoming strong adherents to the Associate Congregation after its secession from the Kirk in 1740.
 
 
Children of Grisal GALLETLY and James BROUGH:

Alexander Burgh
b: abt 20/1/1734
 
 
 
Grisal Brough
b: 28/3/1736
 
 
 
Robert Brough
b: abt 10/9/1738
 
 
 
Isobel Brough
b: abt 13/7/1740
 
 
 
James Brough
b: bet 1741 and 1745
 
Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's six times great grandfather - see the Brough page
 
 
 
George Brough
b: 16/1/1746 
 
 
 
Patrick Brough
b: abt 20/3/1747
 
 
 
John Brough
b: abt 23/6/1751
 
 
 
Joseph Brough
b: abt 12/6/1753
 
 
 
David Brough
b: abt 26/2/1755
 

Connecting to the present

Grisal Galletly married James Brough in 1731

Son, James Brough, married Anne Lamb in 1777

Daughter, Anne Brough, married William Rodger in 1803

Son, James Rodger, married Janet Henderson in 1836

Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton
in 1859

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

Sons, i) Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles, and ii) Colin Paton married Melanie Warner

i) Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton; ii) daughter Pippa Louise Paton