Edward Cleghorn1

#22838, b. 16 September 1671, d. May 1705

Individual's Timeline

Christening16 September 1671Edward Cleghorn1,2
Death of Father1682Edward Cleghorn
Marriage27 February 1698Edward Cleghorn2
DeathMay 1705Edward Cleghorn

Primary events

  • Christening: Edward Cleghorn was christened on 16 September 1671 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Edward bp 17 Sep 1671 later a freeman; witnesses were John Penman late Baillie and James Synmington, goldsmith.1,2
  • Death of Father: His father Edward Cleghorn died in 1682.
  • Marriage: Edward Cleghorn married Janet Cleghorn, daughter of James Cleghorn, on Thursday, 27 February 1698.2
  • Death cause: Death was caused by a fall from his horse.2
  • Death: Edward died in May 1705, as reported in the Edinburgh Courant 14th May 1705. (Aged 33 years and 7 months, worked back from recorded birth date).

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Edward was a goldsmith, apprenticed to James PENMAN 28/12/1686 (which was after his father's death). During his career, Cleghorne (2) served as Deacon of the Incorporation between the years 1702-04 and trained two important goldsmiths, Richard Rae and Thomas Mitchell.
  • Will: Edward Cleghorn left a will on 8 November 1705 Not yet obtained. When I do send a copy to Dave POwell.

Locus Operandi

  • 1682
  • 1705

Family of Edward Cleghorn and Janet Cleghorn


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C119782      1669 - 1675.
  2. R and Dietert J Dietert, The Edinburgh Goldsmiths II.