Sir John MORISON was born ABT 1550 in Edinburgh, UK. He died ABT 1615 in Edinburgh? UK. He was the son of John MORISON and Beatrix HILL.
Sir John MORISON's wife was Katherine Margaret PRESTON. They were married 1575 in Edinburgh, UK. Their 3 known children were Harie MORISON, Sir Alexander MORISON and Elizabeth MORISON.
|Occupation||Merchant; Treasurer of Edinburgh 1588; Bailie|
|Nobility Title||Burgess and Guild-brother of Edinburgh, 1570|
When Robert Ker, the second Earl of Lothian, succeeded to his father's estates, he apparently sold Prestongrange in the year of his father's death  to one John Morison, a merchant of Edinburgh who was treasurer of the city in 1588 and three times a bailie. John Morison married Katherine Preston, daughter of John Preston, Lord President of the Court of Session, and became the ancestor of a succession of Morisons who owned Prestongrange down to 1746. [In] 1644 they sold 64 acres of their lands to John Joyce [Jowsie], a merchant burgess of Edinburgh.