Dear Bobby, recently I bought at auction in England a late 17th / early 18th c Scottish broadsword along with family papers including a number of 17th and 18th c deeds which all pertain to the Gemmells of Horsehill. Yoiur website was fantastic for placing them into history. The deeds may help clear up some mysteries on the Gemmells for you heopefully. There is a tree attached to the transcripts of the deeds which has:
A. Peter Gemmell m Annabella Tannochill, d before 1644 and had:
1. David Gemmell (see below)
2. John Gemmell, banished to Barbadoes 1685
3. Peter Gemmell, apprehended by a troop of dragoons and shot
B. David Gemmell, d before 30 Nov 1692 and had issue:
C. David Gemmell, m Agnes Cumming and d before 23 Nov 1728. Had issue:
D. Peter Gemmell, m Margaret Brown (widow of William Wyllie of Darwhilline)and had issue:
E. Margaret Gemmell m James Dickie. Had issue:
1. David Dickie
2. Peter Dickie (who had sons James Dickie and Peter Dickie. James had a son James)
3. Margaret Dickie m John Pollok (and had a son Robert Pollok).
The second James Dickie above I guess is the James Dickie in another note, b 1851 d 1921 in Louth Lincolnshire who had a daughter whom married North, and the son of this couple appears to have been the vendor who sold the deeds, photos and sword at auction.