Hatton Castle Angus Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K travel video of Hatton Castle on ancestry visit to Newtyle in Angus Region. This Scottish castle was built around 1575 by Laurence, the 4th Lord Oliphant and replaced the previous fortalice of Balcraig Castle which is located nearby. Hatton Castle was built on the lands given to Sir William Olifard by Robert the Bruce in 1317 for his support in the Wars of Independence. It did not stay long with the Oliphants and two generations later, around 1620, the Newtyle estates were sold to a neighboring family, the Haliburtons, or Halyburtons, though the exact dates are unclear. It passed from the Haliburton family to the son of Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh. Later, John Lindsay, the 17th Earl of Crawford held the castle on behalf of the Covenanters in 1645. However it was soon captured by James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose. The castle is located East of Perth, Perthshire, and ten miles North West of Dundee. The surname Oliphant was first found in Perthshire, Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt, a former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland.

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