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The Lockharts

The Lockharts

The Lockharts or 'Loccards' are reputed to have been the first owners of the Barony of Kilmarnock, but no proof survives. They did own several estates in Ayrshire and Lanarkshire about the year 1160. The two villages known as Symington, one in each district, take their name from Simon Loccard, a Flemish knight who came to Scotland shortly before this date.

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