John Clerk of Pennycuik
1611 – 1755
Who was John Clerk of Pennycuik?
He was a person of great ability and of an enterprising commercial spirit. He settled in Paris in 1634, and, in a few years, acquired а very considerable fortune. Returning to Scotland in 1646, he purchased the lands and barony of Penicuik, in Midlothian, which have ever since continued to be the residence and title of this family.
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