The Ralston surname

Ralston is a place in Renfrewshire (Lanarkshire until 1404), on the eastern outskirts of Paisley. There is a location of the same name near Loudon in Ayrshire (see 'Legend' below), which may cause confusion in interpreting some of the medieval records. In both cases there is a strong connection with the Stewart family. The name … Continue reading The Ralston surname

Ralston in Renfrewshire

Although the name Ralston developed as a placename just to the east of Paisley in Renfrewshire during the late 13th century, there is no evidence of family succession until about two hundred years later. Check the Wikipedia entry for Ralston. The known line is described in sources such as Burke's landed gentry, The Scottish nation … Continue reading Ralston in Renfrewshire