Descendants of John Grier and Janet McMonies
of Parton,Kircudbrightshire,Scotland
Including families of Birkett-Vipont, Broadfoot, Cockerell, Craig, Edwards, Emery,
Graham, Grier, Horne, Jones, Smith, Thomas, Vipont, White etc.

Knowledge of our family indicates that their geographical position in the eighteenth century was centred on Kircudbrightshire and Dumfriesshire, otherwise known as Galloway, in Scotland, and specifically around the area of Parton, a small village several miles north of Castle Douglas. The family tree described in these pages commences in 1714, though with an area of uncertainty until the marriage of John Grier and Janet McMonnies in 1757.

The development of DNA testing has raised the possibility of mapping the emergence of the names Grierson and Grier over the centuries.

For a convenient summary of the development of the family from its Parton roots, please see the
attached pdf document.

For further information see the DNA link.

Additional Reference:
Grierson Ancient Origins by Gayle Grierson Clutter (Sep 2018)

The direct line to Libby is
(1) John Grier & Janet McMonies or McMonnies
(2) John Grierson & Mary Burgess
(3) John Grierson & Phoebe Crew
(4) John Grierson & Annie Elizabeth Burton
(5) John Burton Grierson & Margaret Elizabeth Sampson
(6) John Sampson Grierson & Katharine Beatrice Serle

Recent Changes

Very large update to all generations and inclusion of family tree in pdf format added 28 Apr 2021

Contact Libby Shade for further details
P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia

This family tree is provided for mutual information within the family.
The information given will be referenced by official documents, family bibles etc.
Information that is uncertain or unreferenced will not be published.
For privacy of the present generations, the family tree will halt at the generation born around the start of the 20th century.
Discussion gladly entered into.