a surname belonging to an old family in Forfarshire, possessing the
lands of Invergowrie, which were acquired by their ancestor David
Clayhills, son of Robert Clayhills of Baldovie, near Dundee, on the
22d May 1664. In 1586 Andrew Clayhills was admitted by the General
Assembly minister of Jedburgh, and his name appears in Calderwood’s
History of the Church of Scotland, to this and following years, as
taking an active part in church matters.