Arthure Haselrig, Governor of Newcastle, 1650 and Sir William Heselrig, 1297

Could these men be related?

Sir William Heselrig was the English Sheriff whose seat of power was at Lanark Castle in 1297. It was he that had William Wallace’s young wife Marion seized and cruelly put to death in May 1297.

In September 1650, the Governor of Newcastle, Sir Arthur Haselrig, was put in charge of the Scottish prisoners of war in Durham Cathedral by Oliver Cromwell. Could Arthur be a descendant of Sir William Heselrig?

Just curious!

About Teresa Hamilton/Pepper Rust

Married to Brad Rust for nearly 40 years. Mother of two lads and two lasses and the gran of Aidan. My current hobbies are family history research and blogging. I love reading, especially history, and British 18th and 19th Century literature. I really like traveling and look forward to new travel adventures!
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