VEITCH, Marion, n. Fairlie, born Edinburgh or Lanark 1638/9, died Dumfries May 1722. Memoir-writer.
Around 1706, Marion Veitch recorded her life story and her personal relationship with God, noting her godly (but un-named) parents and that she was well educated'. She may have been the Marion Fairlie, daughter of Euphan Kincaid, and James Fairlie, shoemaker, baptised in Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, 20 December 1639. By 1645, she was living in Lanark. She married the minister William Veitch (1640–1722) on 23 November 1664. Following the failed Covenanters' rebellion at Pentland Hills in 1666, William Veitch went into exile in England to avoid persecution. Marion Veitch fled back to Lanark, then to Edinburgh; this enforced separation was one of many they endured during their marriage. Between 1672 and 1685, Marion Veitch and the children lived in the north of England, then briefly in Edinburgh, then again