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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Sunday, 3 February 2008
by Brad Storey


Christopher Story died at Righead in 1720, and the interment took place at Friends' Burial Ground, Megs Hill, Kirklinton.

Chancellor Ferguson thinks there was no relationship between Thomas Story and Christopher Story, but in the Journal of the former, writing under date 1717, we find the following: "On the 3rd of the 9th Mo. I went from my Father's house at Justice Town to the Border Meeting; which was pretty large and open. Several of the ancient Friends being still alive. That evening I was again at their Meeting, and that night lodged at Righead with my old friend and kinsman, Christopher Story." (Page 590, Border Meeting will be Sikeside Meeting).

This extract conclusively proves that a relationship existed. R.W.


GEORGE WARTER STORY (d. 1721), Author of "An Impartial History of the War in Ireland" 1691, with "Continuation" 1693; accompanied (as regimental chaplain) Schomberg to Ireland; present at the Boyne 1690, and siege of Limerick, 1691; Dean of Connor 1694, of Limerick, 1705.


The REV. ROBERT STORY (1790-1859), minister of Roseneath 1818-59; educated at Edinburgh; tutor to James Andrew Broun Ramsay, earl of Dalhousie; exposed his parishioner, Mary Campbell, who claimed 'gift of tongues' 1830; published "Peace in Believing" 1829; part author of "The Institute" (satirical poem) 1811. The Rev. gentleman was the father of Principal Story of Glasgow University.


In the "Memoir of Robert Herbert Story by his Daughters," published by James Maclehose & Sons, publishers to the University of Glasgow, 1909, it is stated that Robert Herbert Story was born on the 28th January, 1835, that he was the son of the Rev. Robert Story, minister of Roseneath, in the county of Roxburghshire, and that the family belonged to the Border Country. George Story, his grandfather, was a schoolmaster at Yetholm, and factor for Mr. Wauchope, of Niddrie, who owned property there. Principal Story's grandmother, whose name he bore, was Margaret Herbert, a member of an old Northumberland family, and there is an unwritten tradition that on one side or the other a gipsy grandmother came in further back, to whom might be traced the strong features and the dark piercing eyes of her last descendant of the Story name. The name, Story, is mentioned in an old Border Chronicle.