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# The Brisbane family can be traced back to the 12th century in
England, apparently early members of the family accompanied Walter Fitzalan,
the first of the Stewarts from Shropshire, England to Scotland sometime during
the reign of David I (1124-1153).
# King Robert I (1274-1329) granted the lands of Little Rothy, Aberdeen, to Thomas Brisbane.
# William Brisbane - Chancellor of Scotland 1332 (Mentioned in Hales Annals)- The three cushions on the Armorial Bearings may be an allusion to this office. In 1835 there was an old wooden chair bearing these arms and the date 1357. (Jump to Coat of Arms page)
# King Robert III (1340-1406) granted lands of Balincard, Perth to Duncan Brisbane.
# CRAWFORD in his Renfrewshire (Text prior to 1835), takes notice of "Bishopton, the ancient inheritance of the Brisbane's, the chief of that name," and of "Allanus de Brysbane, filius Whilhelmi de Brysbane, who obtained a grant in the lands of Macherach, in Sterlingshire to which Malcolm, Earl of Wigton (so created in 1334) is witness" (Charta penes burgum de dumbarton).
# Thomas and Alexander Brisbane, Brothers, who are witnesses to a charter, bearing date 9th September in the 32nd of David II. (1361)
# Thomas Brisbane, witness to a charter dated 22nd September 1409
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