Threipland Family ~ Merchant Family of Perthshire

The Threipland Family of Perthshire are recorded as existing in Perth from 1600. Patrick Threipland was a merchant, magistrate and Provost (1665). He was knighted in 1674 and made a Baron in 1687. In 1672 he bought the estate of Fingask (Carse of Gowrie). As a result of being an active Jacobite he was imprisoned in Stirling Castle and died within in 1689. Both son and grandson also staunch Jacobites died fighting for the Stuart succession. A grandson, Stuart Threipland became physician to Bonnie Prince Charlie. He was forced to go abroad after the failure of the 1745 uprising. With the amnesty of 1747 he returned home. Success in Edinburgh allowed him to buy back the family lands at Fingask in 1783. He married Janet Budge-Murray and extended his lands with those in Caithness. The baronetcy was restored in 1826. The 5th baronet, Patrick Murray-Threipland died without heir and so the title ended. A cousin, William Scott-Kerr of Chatto took the lands and the name Murray Threipland – his descendents remain at Fingask today. Perth & Kinross Council Archive contains a substantial amount of the Threipland family papers.