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!

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

  1. Wentworth says:

    You’ll find Hazelrigg as well. One of Henry VIII courtiers and they were notorious for spelling their names differently. Don’t think it was credit card fraud.

  2. hinchinbrooke says:

    Heslerig crops up throughout English History. There are five different spellings, all sounding the same. Arthur’s Father was an MP, as was Arthur. Arthur was also a Colonel in the Army under Fairfax.

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