A collection of historical and genalogical records
I have completed a final draft (March 2015) of a document that summarizes information about the early history of the Kidston family in Scotland, with the family surname first recorded in 1259 (as Kydeston) near modern day Peebles. A link for the document is found below.
Lands once associated with the ancient Kidston family name near Peebles were purchased by the first Earl of Douglas, William (deed from King Robert II dated 8, Sept., 1372). Prior to this time, Sir. Duncan Wallace, knight, was granted ownership of Kidston lands, and he married Elenanor Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, the second Earl of Douglas.
The ownership of these ancient Kidston lands by members of the Douglas family has allowed some sections of the Clan Douglas to recognize Kidston as being a 'sept' or 'allied family' of the Clan, not by blood relationship, but as overlord protectorate of Kidston land via King deeded "superioritatem" rights.
You can view the document at this link: