This is a lengthly letter written by George Cranston of Edinburgh, Scotland to Josephine Park Cranston. It describes the “Cranston Line” starting around 1170.
George Cranston was trying to help Josephine with the geneology of the Cranston family. He tried and failed to get responses from his relatives to Josephine’s inquiries. He did succeed, however, in obtaining a couple of historical references – one of which was “Abridgement of the summaries of the Scots Chronicles: Edinburgh” written in 1662.
He transcribes from a document written in 1764. He describes in great detail the Cranston line starting with Eric Cranston in 1170.