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THE JtcCALLS. — Probable origin of tlie family and Burname — Early notices 
of the name in Dumfries-shire — Aneoilotes of John McCall, the strong 
man of Glenmanna— Daviil McCall, of Edinburgh, and James McCall, 
in New England in the 17th century .. .. .. .. page 1. 


land and Kello-side — The iHindasses of Dundas and of Arniston — • 
George McCall emigrates to Philadelphia — Samuel of Glasgow, with his 
family — John McCall of the Black House, Glasgow — William, a mer- 
chant in Liverpool, and afterwards of Maidenhill. Penrith — lolm 
McCall of Walthamstow, with his family — The Family Arms, Ac. page 7. 

Margaret Adam, of the house of Adam of Tour— Helen Cross and the 

Thomsons, with the arms of tlie last mentioiV'd f.iniily .. pnge 17. 

THE LISTONS. — Tradition as to Norman descent — Early notices of the 
name at Saint Andrews, in Linlithgowshire, and elsewhere — William 
Liston, of Ovemewliston — Patrick, of Longton and Wheatlands, 
identities himself with the Covenanters — The Wilkies — Mr. John 
Liston, minister of Aberdour — Patrick, minister of Ayr — Tlie Rt. Hon. 
Sir Robert Liston, G.C.B.. Tuikish .Ambassador— Mr. Robert Li-ton 
succeeds his father in the njinistry of Aberdour, Moderator of General 
Assembly, Ac. — His family — The family arm-. .. .. page 19. 


THE SCOT.S, uf Thirlstane — Probable origin of the surname — Anciently 
designated of Howpaisb'y — Early lineage — John Scot has a giant of 
augmentation to his arms by James V. — Robert, warden of the west 
border, marries a daughter of the Bucclcueh family — Sir John, a 
zealous royalist, fought for the Stuaits under Montrose — Francis Scot 
lost the family estates — Patrick Scot, of TawnlawhiU, the ancestor of 
Lord Napier — The family arms, Ac. .. .. .. ... jiage 24. 


THE SCOTTS, of Rucileucli. — Lineage aud outline liistory. fioiii Sii Uiehard 
le Scot, anno. I'-'C.o, to Marv;aret Seott, wlio mairied to Rol)ert Scot, 
of Tliirlstanc— The descent of tlie Duke- of Biiccleuch . . page ,30. 

THE .\LL.iXS. — nigliland descent — Origin of surname explained — Captain 
liobert .\llan banislied and tied to Holland — }Iistory of his descendants 
in Edinljuigh — David Allan niari'iis the hiiress of lianken, of 
Colden — Roliert .\llan, F.K.S.K., iVc, sur>.'eon in Edniburgli — The family 
anns, Ac. . . . . . . . . . . page .37. 


THE HARDIES.— Of French extraction— Supposed origin of the surname 
and arms — The Hardies, of Cargarse. for several centuries the chieftains 
of this surname and family — Rev. Henry Hardie, minister of Cnlross 
—Rev. Prof. Thomas Hardy, D.D.. of Charlestield, with his family— 
The family arms, Ac. 

THE HALKERSTONS. — Of Danish extraction — David Ilack'ston, of 
Katliillet, a iiromincnt leader in the covenanters insurrection, executed 
in 1C80 for the murder of the Archbishop of Saint Andrews — .John 
Halkerston, of Halkerston Death, town clerk of Culross — The Rankins, 
of Colden, Ac... .. ... .. .. .. Page 45. 

THE ANCESTORS of Agnes Young (Mrs. Dr. Hardy.)— Lineage and history 
of the Youngs, ministers of Glasgow and of Hutton. Dumfries-shire — 
The Meins — The Orrs — Alexamkr Orr. of Beith. a prominent cov- 
enanter—The Cranl'urds, of Auchinames, lineage and sketch liistory, 
dating from Sir Reginald Craniurd, temp. William, the Lion — The 
Dalrymples, of 'Waterside — The families of Hemes, JIcGill, 
Copland, <S-c page r,G. 

On the armorial hearings of the several familiis mentioned in the preceeding 
part of the work, with some explanations as to origin and signi- 
ficance . . . . . . ■ . . . . page 73. 

A pedigree or genealogy of the descendants of 'William XleCall and 

Marion Dundas .. .. ... .. .. page 81. 


Family History i? a study which everyone pursues to 
a greater or lesser extent ; everybody likes to know some- 
thing about his ancestors : nearly everybodv. I suppose, 
repeats to his chiliiren some tales or stories about their fore- 
fathers which he has heard from his parents, and if only the 
practice of making careful records of such traditions became 
more general than it is at present, stores of interesting 
information might be preserved for posterity which are now 
steadily gliding into oblivion. Such a rcconl is what is aimed 
at in the following pages, and they profess to be no more 
than this. They are, in fact, simply a collection of such 
notes, upon the pedigree of my own family, as I liave, from 
time to time been able to gather from various sources, and 
arranged into something like readable form. 

The most pleasant duty I have in writing tliese few pre- 
faratory lines, is to return my since and cordial thanks for the 
uniform kindness and assistance which I ha\'e experienced 
from a wide circle of relatives and friends, without whose aid 
my funily memoirs could not have contained half the infor- 
mation which, thus favored, I ha\-e been able to bring 
together; and also to acknowledge with ecjual candour and 
gratitude the assistance which I have received from the 
researches of other writers, amongst which ma\' be mentioned 
the works of Nisbct, Douglas, Scot,* Stodart,t &c. 

• yiu<ti Sojticaii.c. Ijy the Ilcv. H.-.v Scot. DA). 
t Scotliili Arms. Ijy It. 1!. Stoaart. D.'i.i., .if llif Lyoii orUcr. 

It is decnioi] unnecessary liere to expatiate upon tlie pleasure 
or profit to be deriN'ed from enquir%- into family history, because 
it is presLinieil that all who ha\e referred to these pajjes have 
already felt some interest in the subject. " It is wise for us," 
as Webster tells us, " to recur to the history of our ancestors. 
"Those who do not look upon themscKes as links connecting 
" the past with the future do not fulfil their duty in the 
"world." Thus it has been in\- aim, as one link in the lon<: 
chain of life, to pa\' a tribute of respect to the memory of those 
who have gone before, at the same time discharging an obliga- 
tion due to those who shall come after ; and I earnestly hope 
that mv endeavour to do justice to the subject ma\' be taken 
in good part b\- all, and in the spirit in which it is made, and 
the pleasure which I myself have found in the work will be 
greatly enhanced, if it should in any way contribute to the 
edification of others. 


Nkar Birmingham, 
April ISS4. 




Malcolm III. 
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Alkx.\niikr I. 
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.Malcolm IV. 

WiLLUM I. - 

Alkxanhii; III, 


Jons IUli.iol 
Rom;m I. 
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James I. 


James II. 






James V. 


Mary - 


James VI. 


Charles I. 


Charles II 


James VII. 



On p. 2, line 32, for 2(jth July, 1G38, read " 2Gth July, 1638." 

On p. 17, line 20, for 2!ith December, 17.52, read " 2'Jth December, 1750." 

On p. 33, line 31, for 17tli April, 1547, read " 17tli April, 1571." 

On p. 41, line 5, for Owen's College, Shellieki, read " Wesley College, Sliellield, 

and at the Sheffield Medical School." 
On p. 57, line 21, for 2Gth March, 1509, read " 2Gth March, 1C59." 
On p. 59, line 8, for September, 1793, read "September, 1736." 
On p. 61, line 2G, for H'illitiiu read " Al,\T'indi-r." 
On p. 70. line 32. for Mr. .\lesander Orr found it necessary to sell Waterside, 

read " Mr. Alexander Orr's executors found it necessary," 

etc. ^[r. Orr died in 1771. 
On p. 89, line 23,"for /f^nuu/ C/., read '■Hubert Ci." 



THE McCALLS of Dmnfries-shirc arc ijcnernlly believed 
to be descended from the Highland clan MacAulay. Such is 
the tradition at the present time held by man)- of the name in 
Dumfries-shire, and the similarity of the armorial bearings of 
the famil_\- to those of the Mac.\iilay's (as explained on 
page 73) may be taken as a confirmation iif the supposition. 

The Mac.\ulays, or Mc.Mlas, were a highland clan of great 
antiquit}-, their earliest chieftains ha\ing been designated de 
Ardincapill, from the name of their residence in Dumbarton- 
shire, which had been in their possession eyer since the days 
of King Robert I. They considered themselyes a branch or 
sept of the clan Gregor, and in a bond of manrent, or deed of 
clanship, entered into 27th Ma_\', 1591, between the MacGregor 
of Glenstrae and Mac.\ula\- of .\rdincaplc, tliey describe them- 
selyes as originally descended from the same stock, — '■ the 
McAlpins of auld;"' frcjm which it would appear that a Celtic 
deriyation ma\- be claimed fur the larjuh, although some have 
considered that the MacAulays \sere desceiided from a joungcr 
son of one of the ancient liarls of Lennox. 

2 Mr.MoiRs or Mv Anckstoks. 

One of tliis race then (it is assumed), found his way to the 
south in very earlv times and settleil in Dumfries-shire, where 
his hij^'liiand apiieliation of .\farAula\- would gradually have 
become changed to Macaul or McCaU. This is by no means 
to be wondered at, when ^\•c consider tlie uncertain character 
of tlie orthography of ancient days ; indeed in documents of 
so recent date as tlie iSth century, Mr. Samuel McCall of 
Glasgow, has himself spelled his name variously, McAulI, 
McAall anil McCall. The last mode of spelling is now almost 
universalis- adopted, although there are those \\-ho write their 
name McAII, which would, indeed, seem the more correct way. 

The surname is at least as old as the fifteenth century, for 
we find mention made of a Gilbert McCaull — born about 
1490-1500 — designed as of That Ilk, who died without male 
issue, leaving three daughters co-heiresses, one of whom, 
Marion, died before 15th October, 1590, when her grandson, 
Thomas McCauIl, was served heir to her crown lands (not 
named) in the barony of Tibbers, near Drumlanrig, in 

In the course of the 17th century there were several of the 
name in different parts of Dumfries-shire, as appears from 
documents in the possession of the various branches of the 
family, and also from the iniblic records of the nation. James 
Makcaull, in Glenyne. had a charter of the lands of Harlabog, 
in the baronv of San(julKir, 20th Jul\', 1624, from James 
Crichtoun, of Carco, and Florence Maxwell, his spouse, — the 
witnesses being .\ndrew McCaull, in Castle of Sanquhar, and 
William McCaull. Ids sun; these lands were subsequently 
renunciated bv the said James MakeauU to William, \'iscount 
of Ayr, on 14th Maw iCijo. The wills of Johne McCaull, in 
Castlemavnes, of Sancjuhar, and of Jonet Blaikloch, his spouse, 
were botii [troved <in 20111 July, 165S ; and also on the same 
date the will of John MrCaiill, ui Xcther-Dalpedder, also in 

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the parish of Sanquliar; a second John McCall, in Nether- 
Dalpedder, died between 1659 and 1670, leavinf,' a son — also 
John. Georpe McCall, or Makcall. in Drumdells, was heir of 
his brother John, of the crown lands of Auchincheane, in 
Glencairn parish, 4th September, 1646, and of his nephew 
John, of Auchincheane, iSth May, 1647 : — James McCaulle in 
Aucliintagg;art, in Sanquhar parish, died in 1654, Icavine; a 
son Robert, and a daughter Helen, and was succeeded in 
Auchintaggart by George ^[cCaull, whose eldest son, William, 
was infefted in the merk-land of Aldcrv, in the barony of 
Grenane, and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, in consiileration 
and securit}- of 1,300 mcrks borrowed from him by Alexander, 
Earl of Galloway. Patrick McCall, in Airkinholme, died be- 
fore 1659 ' ^^'illiam McCall, in Conricke, is mentioned in 1660, 
and John McCaul was ' martyred ' at Irvine about 16S0, during 
the time of the religious persecution on account of his con- 
nection with the nonconformists" rebellion ; — Andrew McCall 
in Walkm\lne of Glenquhoirs, Thomas in Nether Garoch. 
with his son Robert, and John McCall, attorney in Furnetoun 
— both in the parish of Kcllo — witness various sasines about 

John McCall, in Glenmanna, in the parish of Penpont, was 
a character still remembered b\- the country people of the 
district on account of his great bodily strength. According 
to popular legend, the first evidence of his strength was in the 
year 1641, when he was only 20 },'ears of age, and was thus 
obtained. During the summer nights his father's cattle were 
kept in a fold, from which they frequentl)- broke out and 
injured the corn. Early one morning his father sent him to 
see if all was right, and he returned so soon that his father 
would not believe that he had been, and ordered him to go 
again ; he did so, and on his return said to his father, ' If you 
go to the door you will now see whether I have been down to 

4 Mf.moirs or My Axcf.stors. 

the fold.' The father went, and to the astonishment of all, 
found the bull lyin^ bound with liis four legs tied to^^iether I 
Another feat of his stren.[;th was his carryini; a tree upon his 
shoulder. He asked the Duke of Oueensberry for a tree upon 
the latter's estate, and the Duke havin,^' heard of McCall's 
reputed strength said, " Vou may take such a one as you can 
carry on your back.' He cut the tree so that it fell upon a 
support in such a manner that he could get his shoulder under 
it, and then carried it some distance, or as some say, threw it 
over the park wall ; — the tree afterwards required eight horses 
to drag it to Glenmanna, wheel carts not being at that time in 
use, and there being no roads. This strong man was after- 
wards the subject of a wager between the Duke and one of 
his guests who prided himself on his powers at throwing the 
cannon ball, which was a favorite pursuit in the 17th century. 
This was at the time when Drumlanrig Castle was in course 
of erection (completed in 1690), and McCall being sent for by 
the Duke, the competitors were to try who could throw the 
ball higher up the wall of the castle. A large number of 
ladies and gentlemen, an<i man\- of the people from the neigh- 
bourhood were present to witness this trial of strength, and 
the gentleman, who threw first, succeeded in getting the 
cannon ball a little more than half-way up the wall, when 
Glenmanna, requesting the attendants to see that tliere was 
no one on the other side, at once threw it right over. On 
another occasion, a party of militar\- men, eleven in number, 
who were scouring the country in search of nonconformist 
ministers — or ' field preachers." as they were called — came to 
Glenmanna and demanded food. It was at that time the 
custom for the military to live like freebooters upon the 
farmers and country people wherever they happenerl to be, 
and ordinary entertainment would not iiave been denieil them, 
but they ordered that a calf which they had seen in the byre 

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should be killed for their breakfast, and beiii.L: .s^reatly provoked 
by their assuming manners, and having' jireviously secured 
their weapons, " the McCall seized them in pairs, and shook 
" them together as they had been sheep, and binding their arms 
" with a straw rope, he drove them, breakfastlcss, to Sanquhar, 
" when he delivered them up to Colonel Douglas, to whom 
" he was not a stranger." This is said to ha\e been the last 
military e.xcursion made into the district of Scar-water. Many 
other tales are told concerning tlie strong man of Glenmanna. 
He is said to have pulled up a _\oung tree by the roots near 
Mussleburgh, which was long kept as proof of his astonishing 
strength ; he also carried a pack of wool (which would weigh 
no less than 300 lbs.) across the grass market, at Edinburgh, 
and to silence a sheep farmer who provoked him at Edinburgh, 
he picked up a wether sheep from his tlock and threw it right 
over the West Port ! The faculties of his mind are said to 
have been of a superior cast equally with those of his body ; 
he is described as of a placid disposition and jmous sentiments, 
and he died in 1705, in his S5th jxar, being succeeded in 
Glenmanna b\' his son. 

The surname does not ajipear to have been numerous, 
excepting about Dumfries-shire and Gallowa}-, though isolated 
occurrences of it are not wanting in the records of other places. 
There was a David McCaull. a merchant-burgess in Edinburgh, 
who seems to ha\c been an influential person, and was con- 
cerned in se\'eral public transactions about the year ifiio: he 
died between 1^)38 and 164J, leaving three daughters, co- 
heiresses, namely Christian, Jaiut and Katherine, married to 
John Dcnniston, John Rvnd and Ninian Louis, respecti\'el\'. 
James McCall made his appearance in New England about 
1680, and was made a freeman of Marshfield, Mass., in March 
1684; he was afterwards a leading citizen of that town and a 
large landowner, holding also manv town offices, and his 

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descendants are still in that country. Georfje McCall, from 
the parish of Sanquhar, cini.Ljrated to Philadelphia about 1701. 
whose descendants have ever since been one of the leadinj; 
families there, as is more particularly shown in the appendix 
to this book. 



But to pass from general notices of the surname to the 
consideration of the iineat;c of that branch of tiie familv which 
is to form the subject of the present chapter. The immediate 
ancestor of this family would appear to be 

PATRICK McCALL, who was laird of Guffockland, a small 
estate or farm just above the village of Kirkconnel, in the 
parish of Sanquhar,* and shire of Dumfries, of which he was 
a crown vassal. He was succeeded by his son 

JOHN McC.\LL, who had previously farmed the farms of 
Spango and Corsebank, and seems to have succeeded to 
Guffockland about the year iDio. although he was not formally 
retoured his father's heir until 3rd October, 1629. He had at 
least three sons and one daughter, namelv (i.) William of 
Boghons, (ii.) Patrick, who witnessed a deed at Sanquhar, gth 
June, 1594, liii.) Samuel : and (i.) a daughter, married to John 
McMath, son of John McMath of Dalpedder. There is an old 
deed by John McCall of Guffockland. discharging his eldest 
son William of " certain greate summas of monev," and dis- 
poning to the said William tive score sheep pasturing on his 

* Guffockland is now Kirticonufl parish, which has been a separate parish since 
1700, but at the time we speak of it was all included in Scnu/ This takes its 
name from an an ancient castle, the remains of which are in tliat parish, the Celtic 
words SiiH cliiur si^inifving oUI lort. llie same word may be seen in the name of 
the pari:.h of Kfir. aud in O/'-r-laverock, the fort of I.ewarch-Cl;;;,' who is said to 
have founded it in tlie lUh centuiy. The ruins of Suuquliar castle were searched 
with fjreat care some .years ano liy order of Ills (liact- of Ifuccleuch. and many 
interesting olijeets were f jund. 

8 Memoirs of Mv Ancestors. 

lands at Bo^'hons, &c., executed at Guffockland, 5th May, 
1610, and also of the same place and date, a discharge to his 
son Patrick in respect of all b\-gone debts. 

SAMUEL McCALL, who was the first farmer of the 
name in Kelloch-side, is most probably the same Samuel who is 
mentioned as son of the preceiiinj; John McCall of Guffock- 
land. Kelloch-siile uiow Kello-side) is a neitjhbourin.g farm to 
Guffockland, in the same parish of Kirkconnel, and situated, 
as its name implies, on the banks or bv the silL- of the Kelloch 
or Kello-water, a trilnitary of the river Nith. The old farm- 
house which stood beside the stream is now in ruins, and 
its site is occupied bv a lar,£;c dair\', the modern buildint,' 
being at that end of the farm nearest to the village of Kirk- 
connel from which it is about a mile distant. Samuel McCall 
was succeeded as a tenant in Kello-side by his son 

WILLIAM McCALL, who witnesses the marriage con- 
tract of his son Samuel, jth August, 1707, and dying before 
1714, was buried with his fathers in Sanquhar churchyard. 
The sexton, then a \er_\- old man, pointed out the gravestone 
to Robert McCall in iNi4. but it was then very much broken 
and worn and no part o( the inscription was legible : there are 
several of the name still living in the neighbourhood and many 
are brought in from tlie surrounding districts to be buried in 
Sanquhar churchwird to this daw 

Mr. William McCall made what is called a good marriage. 
About the \ear i'j79 he married Marion Dundas, daughter to 
Sir James Dimi.Jas, the second baron of Arniston, one of the 
Senators of the College of Justice. 

The DunJiisses of Arniston derive their origin from a .voun<,'er son of 
George Puntlas, of Dundas, who represented a family than which few in 
Scotland can lioast a more illustrious descent, whether we consider the 
hiyh antiiinity and s|!t/ndour to which heralds and genealogists have 
assigned its oii^in, witli a lont; list of nolile alliances, or the production 
of a series of men. eminently distinKuished for their services in the 
highest ollicps in Scot'iind. If tlie pride of ancestry is ever allowaljle, as 
Lord ■\Voodlioiislic tells us. it surelv is where those ancestors have adorned 

The McCall Family. 9 

the stations which they tilled by that genuine merit, which, independent 
of rank, must have entitled them to the respect and esteem of their fellow 

The surname is of local ori.^'in, being tiiUi-n from the lands of Dundas 
in West Lothian, which were obtained by Huttied de DunJas about the 
end of the 11th century, from his father, Cospatrick, the grandfather of 
Cospatrick, lat Earl of Dunbar and March, wlio is said to have been 
descended from the Saxon I'linccs of Euglaml. The history and lineage 
of the family may be seen in liurke's Ltiiidcd Gentry, and in almost every 
other work on the same subject. 

^^'illianl McCnIl and Marion Dundas are said to have had a 
large family of sons and daui^diters. 

(i.) Samuel was the eldest, of whom presently. 

(ii.) George, emigrated in 1701 to the American Colonies, 
where he purchased an estate of 15,000 acres of land 
upon the Schuzekill rivcr, which he called ' Doiitrlas 
Manor,' and there is an act of council, passed 24th 
June, 1735, entitled ' .\n Act for more effectual vesting 
and settling certain lands in George McCall.' He 
married Ann, daughter to Jasper Yeates, Escp. of 
Philadelphia, a memloer of the council (of English 
descent), b\- his wife, Catherine Sandilands, a grand- 
. daughter of Jiiran K}n, of Sweden, who arrived in 
America from that countr\- in 1643, and founded 
Upland, since called Chester, Pa. 

(iii.) Archihald, succeeded his fither as tenant in Kello-side 
and was the last of the name there ; he married 
Marion Hair who sur\i\ed him, and was buried in 
San(]uhar churcluard before 1732. It is said that 
this Archibald McCall was father of John McCall 
in Nockinhare, in Sanquhar parish, who married 
Marion Young and had live sons, John, Samuel, 
William, George and Archibald, whose descendants 
are now about Dumfries, in the Falkland Islands, and 
elsewhere : but the connection is not very clearly 

10 Memoirs of Mv Ancestors. 

SAMUEL McCALL, the eldest son \\\is born at Kello-side, 
1st April, i6Sr, as appears from an entrv in his own hand- 
writing in the old fatnilv bible. He was sent when a boy to 
the care of some friend of his father in Glasgow, where he was 
destined to engage in commercial pursuits. The story so oft 
repeated from father to son, must not be omitted here, how 
that young Samuel having bid adieu to his parental roof, set 
out with his sister, and crossing the Nith proceeded to where 
the old coach road passes, not far from the farm, there to 
await the conveyance v>hich was to take him to Glasgow ; but 
the carrier was longer of coming than had been expected, and 
the young people either fell asleep or wandered from the road, 
during which time the waggon passed, and Samuel had to 
return home and to wait for another opportunit\- to set out on 
his journey. It is said that the father became exceedingly 
angry at this, which the young man so strongly resented that, 
trivial as the circumstance mav appear, it seems to have made 
for a time, a breach in the correspondence between Samuel 
and his relations in Duinfries-shire. Settled in Glasgow, 
however, and left to himself, he quickl\- became, by his own 
integrity and industry, a wealthy and influential citizen. He 
was made a burgess of Glasgow on the 22nd October, 1708, 
was baillic in 1723, and on 13th October. 1736, was nominated 
Lord Dean of Guild, which however he declined to accept on 
account of his failing health ; — there is an interesting old 
'memorial' on this subject, sliewin_g that, according to the 
custom of the time, he was imprisoned for a few hours for refus- 
ing to accept the office. In 1721. Mr. Samuel McCall pur- 
chased of one James Lorrimer a house and grounds, with 
brewhouse, &c., situated on the soutii side o{ the Gallowgate, 
the property being bounded on the east by the Molendinar 
burn, and he seems to have lived here until his death, in 1759 ; 
he owned vessels which traded with tlie American Colonies, 
where he ha<l extensive landed possessions in \'irginia and 

The McCall Family. ii 

Maryland, and tdsewherc. His will dated 22nil May, 1751, 
was afterwards cancclJL'd by an assi,L;nment of all his property 
to his children in various proportions, with liferents to him- 
self and his wife, executed on i6tli Januarv, 1759. in the 
78th \ear of his a;;e, and 44 da\s In-fore he died. He 
was buried in a \ault \\hicii he had made many years 
before in the burial ,<,'round of Cdas;;ow Cathedral, and 
whicli has been used by his funily until fpiite recent times ; 
the stone, which is almost ille,q;il)Ie. bears siinjjlv these words: 
" The bur\in,L,' place appointed for Samuel McCidl and Margaret 
Adam his spous and their children." 

Mr. Samuel McCall was twice married; first to Isobel, eldest 
•daughter of Mr. William Blackburn, merchant in Glasgow and 
of Margaret Murdoch his wife;* who tlied 7th June, 1713, 
leaving of her five chiltlren only one son, Samuel, survi\ing 
her. He was brought up by his father in Glasgow, and at the 
age of 23 received his patrimony, and emigrated to America, 
and from that went trading to China; on the vo\-age back he 
was shipwrecked, but was sa\ed cin a hen-coop floating upon 
the water. He finally settled in Philaileliihia, and there married 
his first cousin Ann, daughter of Mr. George McCall, with 
whom he had six daughters but no male issue. He died in 

To return to his father in Glasgow. Mr. Samuel McCall 
did not long remain a widower, but married on 20th Januarv, 
1714, Margaret Adam, daughter to Mr. JmIiu .\dam, merchant 
in Glasgow, a younger of the house of Adam of Tour in 
A}rshire. He had with Margaret .Adai'n a large family of sons 
and daugliters. which are tully enumerated in the Genealogy 
to be found at the end of this work. His five sons who sur- 
vived him were : 

(i.) John, the eldest, of whom preseiitK-. 

• The ori';iii:il mama^'e contract, dat.'d 7th Aiiu'ii--t, 17U7. is now in tlic jios^es. 
fiion of Mrs. Williaiu McCall in London. 

12 Memoirs of Mv Ancestors. 

(ii.) William died unmarried in Glascjow, in 1763, aged 46. 
(iii.) James. Of Braehead in Renfrewshire, married Sarah, 
daughter of Thomas Reid, Esq., of Saltcoats, and is 
the ancestor of the McCalls of Duldowie, county 
Lanark, and of tlie McCalls of Glyntown, county 
Cork. He died 20th March, iSoj, in his 77th \ear. 
(iv.) George, married Marv, daughter of .-\rchibald Smellie, 
Esq., of Easterhill, and is now represented by his 
grandson, James McCall, Esq., of St, John's Terrace, 
(v.) Archibald, settled in Virginia and there married 
Catherine Flood. He died in October, 1S14, leaving 
a daughter and sole heiress, Catherine-Flood McCall, 
who died unmarried. 
MR. JOHN McCALL, the eldest son of the above men- 
tioned family, was born at Glasgow, 2jt.h .March, 1715. He 
was a merchant in Glasgow, where he built for himself, about 
the )car 1775. the 'Black House,' a handsome old mansion, 
Avhich formerly stood upon the site now occupied bv the corner 
of Queen Street and .\rgyle Street. This was sold at his death 
and was taken down about 1N15, althougli a substantial edifice, 
to make room for what is now a busy citv thoroughfare, — but 
his country residence ' Belvidere,' near Glasgow, is still standing 
and is used as a hospital or as_\limi of some sort. 

Mr. John McCall was a staunch royalist, and suffered 
severely by the .Vniurican Revolution, the whole of his propcrtv 
in Virginia and Maryland, which he inherite'd from his father, 
being lost through his lo}alt\- and adherence to the I'.ritish 
Crown, during the war of Imlcjiendence (178J). His heirs 
after the lajise of many }ears received a certam amount frt m 
Government, but far beneath what was suftkient to have 
indemnified the family for the injuries which he sustained. 
H- died on Mli October, 1790, aged 75 years, and is buiied in 
the family vault at the Glas.i;ow High Cliurcli\ anl. 

The McCali. Family. 13 

Like his father, Mr. McCall was twico married ; his first 
wife was Marc^aret Craufurd, with wlidir, he liad no issue, and 
he married :indly on 12th Septciiiher, 1764, at tlie a^'e of 49, 
Helen, daughter to Mr. Robert Cross, mercliant in Glasgow, 
— a iad_v considerabl}- his junior. With her he had the follow- 
ing issue (besides six daughters) : — 

(i.) Samuel, a merehant in Liineriek. who married Margaret, 

daughter to William Wallace, Esq., of Limerick, and 

died 2nd Ma\-, 1805, in his jbth \ear. His grandson, 

Samuel McCall, Escjuire, residing in Glasgow, is the 

present lineal representative of the famih'. 

(ii.) John, Went to the West Indies and died there unmarried 

in Santa Lucia, 3rd Februar\% 1S21, in his 50th year. 

(iii.) Robert, died unmarried in Glasgow, 1S2S, aged 52, and 

(iv.) \\'illiam, of whom below. 

Mr. WILLL\M MeCALL, the ^youngest son, was born at 
Glasgow, 13th October, 1770. He went to Liverpool where 
he was a merchant during the earlv \ears of his life, and by 
some fortunate commercial enterprises at the time of the 
Duke of Wellington's wars, rendered himself independent of 
professional occupation, when quite a voung man, and pur- 
chased of the commissioners of the Crown, about the jear 
1813, an estate of some 275 acres of land in the forest of 
Ingle\vood, in tlie honor of, which he called " Maiden 
Hill." It was quite barren forest land when he bought it, and 
he built the house which still remains, and li\ed there for about 
12 years, and most of his familv was born theve. His design 
was to make t!ie jilace a sort of model larm, ilve., and he ex- 
pended much time and large sums of money on improving the 
estate, and (.lulLaxouring to ren<Ier the land producti\e, in 
which lioue\'er he cannot be said to have succeeded, for 
Maiden Hill, which is said to liaxe cust him in one wa\' and 
another as nnich as -(^40,000, was sold aftiT his death for less 
than a quarter of that sum. 

14 Memoirs of .^[v Axckstous. 

In the snniiiior of 1S25, he let his estate in Ciiinberhnil, and 
went hack tn h\e in the neiglibourhood of Liverpool. The 
name of his residence tiiere was ' Parksifle,' some distance out 
of tlie town in the direction of Wavertree, and he also built 
some houses in Falkner Street, which are still in the possession 
of tlie funily, and to one of which his widow removed with 
her children, after his denth, and lived there for \ears. 
In the sprin- of the year 1831 he went with iiis family to stay 
at Beaumaris for the benefit of his health, which had been for 
some time previously in a delicate state, and he died tliere, 
suddenly, of heart disease while drivin,^;' in his carriage on the 
16th July, 1S31. in the 55th year of his age, ileejily regretted 
by all who knew him. He was buried in St. James' Cemetery, 

Mr. McCall was possessed of great physical strength in his 
younger days, and was considerably above the average stature. 
He was a man of the highest and most scrupulous inte^jrit}- of 
character, of a placid and quiet disposition, and exceedingly 
polished and refined in his manners and address to all with 
with whom he came in contact. 

He had married at St. Thomas', Li\erpool, on the 15th July, 
180S, Agnes, the youngest daughter of the Rev. Mr. Robert 
Liston, minister of Aberdowr (the liistor\- of whose ancestors 
forms the subject of a subsequent chapter), and their children 
who survived inf mcy were : 

(i.) John, who died young. 

(ii.) William. Of Maiden Hill (wliirh he sold), married 
Mary, daughter of Andrew Cree Meiklejohn, Lsq., 
and died at Bristol, 24th November, i8()3, leaving 
two sons anil three daughters. 

(iii.) Henry, \\\\n lives at W'l'Stbourne. in Ilamiisliire, mar- 
ried Sarah, ilauL,diter of Thomas Shaw, Esij., and has 
one flauL;hter, Maiy. 

(iv.) John, of \\hiim presently. 

The McCai.l Family. 15 

(i.) Janet, married to Alfred Ritchie, Esq., and died in 185S, 

leaving two sons and six daughters. 
(2.) Agnes, who died \uung : and 

(3.) Helen, married to Thomas-Hardy Bertram, Esq., of 

the family of Bertram, of Nisbet and Kersewell ; they 

live at Beckenham, county Kent. 

Mr. JOHN McCALL, the youngest son, was born at 

Maiden Hill, on 22nd June, 1S24, and having lost his father 

when only se%en years of age, he was brought up and educated 

by his mother, and became a civil engineer, a profession which 

he continued to exercise until about the year 1S4S, when he 

went to live at Manchester for some years. Three years later 

he removed to London, where he became a merchant, and he 

has lived for the past eight-and-twent}' years at Walthamstow 

in Essex. ' W'oodlands," which was his propert}' there, is now 

in the possession of his eldest son, William. 

Mr. McCall, married 24th April, 1S47, at the Collegiate 
Church of Manchester (now called Manchester Cathedral), 
Agnes, the youngest daughter and eventual heiress of Robert 
Allan, Esq., F.R.S. Ed., &c., of Edinburgh (see chap vi.), with 
whom he had the following issue, besides several children who 
died in infanc\- : 

(i.) William, now of \\'oodlands, married 15th January', iSjg, 

Leonora-EmiK', eldest daughter of Waltcr-Basden 

^^'hittingham, Esq., of Walthamstow. and has two 


(ii.) John, who died in 1S70. ageii 16 years. 

(iii.) Hard\-Bertram, the author of this work, born at 

Walthamstow, ist December, 1^50, married on 12th 

September, 1SS2, at Holy Trinity, Tulse Hill, London, 

\'ida-Mary, second daughter of James .Anderson, Esq., 

late of Dundee, and Eli/abeth-.\nn Downes, daughter 

of Christopher Downes. of Ripon, Yorkshire his wife. 

(iv.) .Mian, went to Tasmania, where he married, 21st Feb- 

i6 Memoirs of Mv Axcf.stors. 

ruary, iSSj, at St. Paiil's, Glenorcliy, near Hobart, 
Ruth-IIfkn, youn;^'cst (]auf,'htcr of Ricliard Shoo- 
bridgc, Escj., of Clyilesdalc, near Glenorcliy ; and 
(i.) Janet-Sophia, who married at St. Stephen's, Waltham- 
stow, 22nd November, 1SS.3, to Ransoine Wallis, Esq. 

The arms borne by tliis last mentioned family are : Ouartcrlv, 
1st and 4th A~ure a plicon [U\i^'Litt, on a chief of the last tuv spnr- 
rowcls and part of the spur, ionics, for McCall. 2nd and 3rd Party 
per bend indented ar<^ent and f^^ides, a crescent in chief of the second 
and in base a mullet or, for Allan. Crest ; A le,^ in armour coiipcd 
at tJic calf, proper, and spurred or. Motto: Dulce PiiRicuLUM. 



Margaret Adam and Hi;i.i;x Cross. 

Of Marf^aret Adam, the wife of Mr. Samuel McCall of 
Glasj,'o\v, and of Helen Cross, the wife of Mr. John McCall, 
we have, unfortunately, not been able to trace any long 
pedigree; all the information rcsj'CCting their ancistry which 
we have been able to arri\e at is embodied in the following 
short account. 

MARGARET ADAM. John Adam is said to have been a 
descendant of the house of Adam of Tour, in Avrshire. He 
was born in 1653. and was a merchant in Glasgow, where he 
died, igth November, 1704. His wife was Marv Wood, (who 
witnesses the marriage contract of her daughter, in 1714,) 
with whom he had several children: their eklcft daughter, 
Margaret, was born in 1691, and on 20lh Januarv, 1714 w;.s 
married to Samuel McCall, Esq., of Glasgow, by whom she had 
8 sons and 5 daughters, and dying in December, 1765, was buried 
with her husband at Glasgow Cathedral, on Chrisunas-day. 

HELl-^X CROSS. George Thomson, born in 1672, was a 
banker in Glasgow, and foumler of the present firm of London 
Bankers, " Thomson, Bonar ^.'v Co." He married, in .\ugust, 
1703 Helen Wells, (born 22nd .-\pril. ifjSr,, died 2i)th Decem- 
ber, 1752,) and he diuil on 241)1 b'ebruary, 1734, having had 
two sons and eight daughters. 

i8 Memoirs or Mv Anxestors. 

Aiulrew TlicTinson, of F.iskiiic, the onlv survivint; son, mar- 
ried Hflen, c!.iu.i;littT to Samuel ML-Call, Escj. of Glasgow, and 
has descendants. His sister, Sarah, born 17th Januarv, 1717, 
was married on 29th .\[arch, 1738, to Robert Cross, Esq. a 
merchant in Glasgow, whose family does not appear to be 
recorded, and he died on 20th September, 1739, only fifteen 
months after their marriage, and in the 33rd year of his age. 
Two children were born of the marriage, Helen, of whom 
presently, and Robina, who seems to have died in youth, and 
their mother, Sarah Thomson, died qth December, 1797, in 
her Sist year. 

Helen Cross the eldest daughter, was born I2tli March, 
I739- -As has been said, she lost her father when barelv six 
months old ; she was brought up by her mother in Glasgow, 
and at the age of 25 she married to John McCall, Esq. of 
Belvidere, the brother of her uncle Andrew's wife. She had 
4 sons and 6 daughters, detailed elsewhere, and d_\ing 6th 
April, iSoS, was buried with her husband in the \ault of his 
family at Glasgow Cathedral. Her portrait is still preserved, 
now in the possession of Samuel McCall, Esq., in Glasgow. 

The arms of the fainil\- of Thomson are: Arg. a stag's head 
cabosscd proper, on a cJtiif wavy azure, a cross crossld fUchcc, between 
an anchor in dexter and a billet in sinnistcr or. 

Crest : a dexter hand holding a bunch of floiccrs proper with the 



The Family of Liston. 

The family of Liston has been one of distinction in the south 
east of Scotland from time immemorial. Tradition sa_\'s that 
the progenitor was a Norman who came to this country with 
William the conqueror, and tirst settled in Essex, where the 
family anciently possessed lands, still designated ' Liston 
Manor.' Coming down to Scotland, at the time of one of the 
English invasions, and seeing the fertility of the Lothians, 
some of them are said to ha\"e settled there. 

The first of the surname which we ha\'e seen mentioned is 
one Roger de Listona, whose name appears as witness to a 
charter of Richard, Bishop of St. .Andrew's (anno) 1165 — 78, 
and also to a charter of Hugh, Bishop of St. .Andrews, 117S — 
8S. Reginald de Listona witnesses a charter of Earl Da\id, 
brother to King William the Lion, iiSg — 1214; and Robert 
de Liston, chaplain, was also \vitness to a charter of William, 
Bishop of St. .Andrews from 1202 — ^2>- Thomas de Listoun, 
is mentioned in 1334 ; Symon de Lystone was a notary public 
1410 — 13 ; \\'illiam, of Hundby, was Serjeand of the Burgh 
of Edinliurgh in 14S3, and John, \'icar of Glammis, was 
provost of St. Salvator's College 14SS— 92, professor of 
Theolog\- 1496, and en\-o_\- to Denmark in 1491. Thomas 
Liston was a doniinican monk at Perth in 1549, Da\id a monk 
at New bottle in 1582. 

20 Mr.MoiRs or Mv Ancestors. 

The family seems also to have been connected with Linlith- 
gowshire from very early times. John de Listoun witnesses 
a deed at Linlithgow in 1440, anti the names of places in this 
county, such as ' Listonshiels,' ' Kirkliston," and ' Overnew- 
liston,' seem to imply that the Listons have in times past been 
large landowners in that district. 

The immediate ancestor of the funily in ijuestion is 

WILLLVM LISTOX, who held the lands of Overnewliston 
in Linlithgowshire in the days of Oueen Mary. He had 
three sons, viz. (i.) Patrick his heir: (ii.) Walter of Muirend, 
who liad three sons, Patrick, Walter, and john ; and (iii.) 
William, minister of the Gospel, lied to Ireland in troublous 
times and died, leaving a son William. 

PATRICK LISTOX the eldest son, was laird of Longton 
and Wheatlands in the shire of Westlothian, worth five 
hundred merks yearly : he was also tenant in Calder county 
Edinburgh, and had Overnewliston on the demise of his father. 

Of tlie contending religious factions which at this time 
caused so much dissension and strife in everv condition of 
society in Scotland, the Listons seem to ha\'e adopted the 
cause of the Covenanters, — the adherents, that is, to the 
Solemn League and Covenant, — for we find Mr. Patrick Liston 
attending the proscribed conventicles which were held by the 
nonconformists by stealth, in the open air and in caves of the 
earth: for which, and for the part he took in the assertion of 
religious liberts', he was se(]uestrated for rebellion 15th .\ugust, 
1667, and declared forfeit in life and estates, along with his 
son and many others who had taken part in the recent rising 
in the west ; ■ this was however afterwartis rescinded in 1690. 
He liad two sons (i.) William, who was twice married and 
had issue, and (ii.) Patrick of whom below. 

" See " History of tlio State and Sufforinf; of tlio Chinch of Scotland, from the 
liestoralion to llic llevolution," liy W. Cr.oiih-sinNic, GlasL'ow, 1787. — N.B. The 
render who would verify this must consult no otlicr edition than that of 1787. 

The Family or Listom. 21 

PATRICK LISTOX succeeded his fatlier as tenant in 
Caldcr and in 0\einc\vliston, and is also mentioned at Kirk- 
liston. He married Janet, dau,i^liter of William Wili-;ie, by 
whom he had three sons who sur\i\ed liim and se\eral 
daughters, and lie died before 1700 and is buried at Kirkhston. 

James Wilkio was a farmer in Ilatho-bryc t in the sliirp of Wf-tlothi.iu 
and laird tliertof ; In- Ijnd live sons, viz. li:i\iil, James, William who \\ent 
to Barbadoes, John in Edinburgh, and Jo<epli. The second son, James 
Wilkie had a son William, who was father of the aboveinentiontd Janet 
Wilkio who niarrind Mr. Patrii k Ei»ton. Cf this family was Sir Pavid 
Wilkie, Ii..V. prineiiiiil [lainter in ordinary to His Majesty (leorye IV. 

Mr. Patrick Listen the eldest son of Patrick Liston and 
Janet Wilkie was collegiate minister of A\t. Educated at 
Edinburgh University, he was ordained on iSth April, 1694, 
and he died 9th June, 1700, aged about 32 years, leaving no 
male issue. James Liston, the second son. succeeded in 
Overnewliston and his grandson was the Right Hon. Sir 
Robert Liston, of Milburn Tower, G.C.B., a member of the 
privy council of King George IIL and sometime British 
ambassador to the Sublime Ottoman Porte. 

MR. JOHN LISTOX, the youngest son of Patrick Liston 
and Janet \^'ilkie was educated for the ministr\- and admitted 
to the e.xercise of spiritual functions — or licinscd as the Scotch 
term it — b\- the jireslnterv of Linlithgow, nth September, 
1717. In Jul}' 1721 he was presented by Robert, Earl of 
Morton to the benefice of Aberdour in Fife, and ordained 
minister of that parish by a committee of the S\-nod, 17th 
Ma}-, 1723. He was an accomplished scholar, a di\ine of the 
old and deej)l\- learned school, and a faithful and conscientious 
minister, and he dieil at .AberdciUr. 17th September, 17G4, 
in the 42nd vear of his ministry Mr. Liston married 26th 
December, 1723, Mar}, }'oungest daughter of hVancis Scot, 
Es(]., of Thirlstane, which is one of the most prominent 
branches of the ancient border clan of Scot, whose chieftains 
distinguished themselves in the affairs of Scotland from very 

22 Memoirs of Mv Ancestors. 

early days (see chap, v.) She died 2nd July, 1773, havinp; 
had 3 sons John, Robert and James, and 4 dauL,diters Anne, 
Margaret, Agatha and Janet. The eldest son, John, died in 
infancy ; the second 

MR. ROI;i:RT LISTON was born 22nd March, 1730; he 
was at School in Edinburgh and entered the University there 
as student, 13th October, 1743. Licensed by the presbytery 
5th September, 1753, he was ordained assistant and successor 
to his father in the ministry of Abcrdour on the jnd of April 
following; he was unanimously elected moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 17th May, 17S7, 
— being the last who filled the chair without being a D.D. — 
and he died nth Februar_\-, 1796 in the 66th year of his age, 
and the 42ud of his ministry. He published " An Account of 
the Parish of Aberdour.'" Mr. Listen marrieti nth Novem- 
ber, 1766, Janet, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Henry Hardie, 
minister of Culross, and sister to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Hardy 
of Charlesfield, whose pedigree is detailed in chap. vii. She 
died at Auldcathie, 31st December, 18:4, having had 5 sons 
and 5 daughters, namely, (i.) John, died unmarried; (ii.) Henr\-, 
minister of Ecclesmachan ha(J two sons, Robert, the eminent 
surgeon of this name, and David, professor of Oriental 
languages at Edinburgh University; (iii.) Robert, died un- 
married ; (iv.) Thomas, a writer in Linlithgow, married 
Helen-Margaret, daughter to Gen. I'errier nf Hells\d, Governor 
of Dumbarton Castle and had issue; (v.) William, minister of 
Rcdgorton, married Mary, daughter to Alexander I'urbes, Esq. 
of Aberdeenshire, and had issue, (i.) Anne, married to Mr. 
Hugh Meikkjohn, minister of Abcrcorn ; (2.) Marv, died 
unmarried ; (3.) Janut, died unmarried ; (4.) Margaret, died 
untnarried ; and (5.) Agnes, of whom below. 

AGNES LISTON, the youngest daughter, was born at 
Aberdour, nth Noveiidier, 17.82. She married at St. Thomas' 
Liverpool. 25th July. i.SoS, to William McCali, Es(i. of 

Thf. Family or Liston. 23 

Liverpool, (afterwards of Maideiihill,) and liad issue (sec p. 8.) 
Slie died at Iinerness Terrace, London, 21st I'\bruar_\-, i^6o, 
in the j.Sth \ear of her aj^e, and is buried at All Souls' 
Cemeter\-, Kensal Green, county Middlesex. 

The Arms of the Listons arc : Ciilcs on a cross ra'^nlic arc^cnt, 
two frilly jlo'uos slipped in pah- proper. Crest A dcmi lion holding; 
in his paiv a iiilly-floiccr proper. 



Thk Scots. 

His ready lances ThiiNtanp brave 
AiTaj-eil beneath a banner brisht ; 
The treasureil lleur-de-lis he chiims 
To wreatlie his shieKl, sinee roj-al James. 
Kncamp'd by P'ahi's nio^sy wave, 
The proud distinction tiiateful ;,'ave, 
For faith midst feudal jais ; 
Wliat time, save Thirlstane alone. 
Of Scotland's stubborn barons none 
AVould march to southern wars ; 
And hence in fair renicmbrnncc worn 
Yon fheaf of spenis \\\<. crest has borne ; 
Hence his hit.'h motto shines, revealed 
' Eoaily ay licady ' for the tield. 

hay of Ike Last Minstrel, iv, 8. 

The most prnliable conjecture respectinj; tlie ori,i,Mn of tliis 
ancient surname, says Sir Koliert Douf^las, is that it was 
conferred on one of the first inhabitants of tiie Northern part 
of Britain wlio visitcti forei,c:n countries, soon after it was 
known bv the name of Scotia, or Scotland, — about the tenth 
centiHA'. Frcmi his countr\' lie would recei\c the appellation 
of the Scot, and retaining; that name after his return heme, 
his descendants would of course inherit it. The first occurence 
f)f the name in writing's now preser%ed seems to be Uchtrcd 
filiiis Scot anion;,' the witnesses to a charter of King Daviil I. 

The Scots. 25 

to the abbacy of Selkirk. The Scots of Thirlstane derived 
themselves from 

ARTHUR LE SCOT of Howpaisley, in Eskdale, who 
was warden of the \\'cst I'ortkr between Scotland and 
Enj^Iand in the days of King David II. He married a dan.i^hter 
of Maxwell of Terreglcs, a family which has since l)een 
ennobled bv the title of Earl of Nithsdale, and was succeeded 
by Ids son 

ROBERT SCOT of Howpaisley. commonly called of Esk- 
dale, who was Warden of the West Marshes of Scotland. 
He married a dan,t,diter of Somer\-ille of Carnwath, with whom 
he had a son, William, who succeeded him. 

Sir WILLI.\M SCOT of Howpaisley, had to wife Jonet, 
dau.ghter to Gladstanes of Cocklaw, and had 2 sons, Sir 
Walter, who succeeded, and Adam Scot of Hassendean, 

Sir WAETER SCOT of Howpaisley, married a daughter 
of Douglas of Cavers : (which family is descended from 
Archibald, a natural sen of James, Earl of Douglas and Mar, 
and brother to Sir \\ illiam Douglas of Drumlanrig, tlie first 
of the Oucensbcrry family, who carried the Douglas Standard 
at the battle of Otterburn, Jist July, i^PS, and is now repre- 
sented by James Douglas, Esq. of Cavers, county Roxburgh, 
who bears the pateinal arms of Douglas within bordure gules. 
Crest, A hand holding a bTokm lance, with the motto " Do or 
die.") With this lady Sir Walter Scot had several sons; the 
eldest was Abbot of Melrose, the second son, 

DAVID SCOT of How-Paisley, got the lands of Thirlstane 
in Selkirkshire by favor of his elder brother the Abbot, from 
wdiich his successors ha\e ever since taken their designation. 
He married a daughter of his kinsman, Scott of Robertoun, 
and had at least three sons, namely Robot, tlie eldest, who 
succeeded ; Walter, commonly called Hardy Watt, who was 
killed at the battle of Pavia: and jaiius, who went to Germany. 

2G Memoirs or Mv Anci;stors. 

ROBERT SCOT succeeded to his father David, and 
assumed the dcsi;,'natirtn ' of Thirlstane' ; he married a dau_i;li- 
tcr of Johnston of Johnston, (now Marquis of Anandale,) and 
had, beside several dau;^diters, 5 sons, viz. Jolm, of whom 
presentl}- ; Scot of Hundleshope ; Scot of Drjhope ; Scot of 
Mountbenger; and Scot of Bowhill. The eldest son 

JOHN SCOT of Thirlstane, was a credit both to his family 
and his countr\-, and was honored by King James \'. with a 
part of the royal arms of Scotlantl and other suitable figures 
to be added to his paternal shield of arms, to perpetuate the 
memory of his seasonable services to that monarch. The 
grant, which we copy bt,low, is untler the hands of the King 
himself and of Sir Thomas Erskine of Brechin, his secretar\- : 


" We James, by the Grace of God Kiiif; of Scols 
" consideraiid the faith and f^^ood servis of right traist friend John 
" SCOT of THIRLSTANE qulia command to our host at Sautra 
"edge, icith three score and ten Launders, on Horseback with his 
" Friends and Folkn^'crs. And beand willinf:^ to ,eang u'ith us into 
" Evf;land, U'lien all our nobles and others refused, he teas ready to 
"stake all at our bidding ; for the n'hich Cause it is our i^'ill : And 
"we do strictly command and cliari^e our Lion Herauld and his 
" Deputis for the Time beand, to f^ivc and to -^rant to the said John 
" Scot an Border of Flo'^ccr-dc-Lissa. about his coat of arms, sick 
"as in our ]\oyal Banner, and alsesicae an Bundle of Launces above 
"his helmet z.'ith the u'ords READDY AY READDY ; that he 
"and all his Aftercummers may bruck the '<dmen. as a Pledf^e and 
" Taiken of our Good-i.dll and Kindness for his treit' Worthiness. 
"And thir our letters seen, ye naeicays failzie to do. Given at 
" Falamuirc, lotder our Hand and Privy Casket the x.wii Day of 
"July 1542 Years. 

" By the Kim^'s special ordinance 


The Scots. 27 

This aup^mentation to the family arms is beautifully referred 
to in the Lay of tJtc Last Minstrel, in the lines copied at the 
commencement of this chapter. 

John Scot married a daughter of Scott of Allanhaiigh, which 
family \vas descended from Robert Scott the third son of Sir 
David Scott of Branxholm and Buccleuch ; (the gcnealogv is 
in Nisbet's Heraldry and in Douglas' baronetage.) They had 
4 sons and 2 daughters, namely, Robert, who succeeded ; 
Simon, called Longspear, who built the tower of Gamelscleugh ; 
Andrew, from whom the Scotts of Ranaldburn are descended ; 
and Adam of Gilmanscleugh ; Mar<;:;aret married to Johnston 
of That Ilk, and Jean married to Johnston of Wamphray. 

ROBEIvT SCOT of Thirlstane, who succeeded on the 
death of his father, John Scot, was warden-depute of the West 
Border between Scotland and England, which he executed 
with great reputation and justice, and he signed the association 
in support of King James V. in 1567. He married Lady Mar- 
garet Scott, sister to the ist Lord Buccleuch and third cousin 
to King James \\. of Scotland, (whose pedigree is to be found 
on page 30,) and with her had three sons, viz. 
(i.) Sir Robert, his heir. 

(ii.) ^^'illiam, the predecessor of the Scotts of Mirr\law ; his 

second son Robert acquired the lands of Howpaisle\-, 

the ancient possession of the famih', and d\ing 

without issue left them to his cousin Patrick Scot of 


(iii.) Walter, who was killed by John Scott of Tushielaw in 

a duel at Deucharsw\re, lea\ing two sons, Patrick of 

Tawnlawhill, and Simon, besitles daughters. 

Sir ROBERT SCOT of Thirlstane. the eldest son, was 

twice married, ist to a daughter of Cranston C'f That Ilk, by 

whom he had two sons, Sir Robert and Walter, and 2ndl}' 

he married Katherine Jardine, daughter to Alexander J.irdine, 

Esq., of Applegirth, an ancient and honorable family, which 

28 Memoirs of Mv Ancestors. 

possessed considerable estate in Galloway and the West 
Border, the chieftains of which have distinguished themselves 
in the defence of the Scottish borders against the English 
and other depredators. With this second wife Sir Robert 
had one son, John, of whom below, and several daughters. 

Thirlestane was at this time worth 20,000 rnerks j-early — 
about £1100 of our mone}-, a considerable sum in those dajs — 
but Sir Robert got the estate very much burdened, and in the 
year 1631 and 1632 gave two mortgages on the property to 
Sir William Scot of Harden, the first for 1,200 merks and the 
latter for 20,000 pounds Scots, besides several other encum- 

Sir JOHN SCOT of Thirlstanc, son and heir to the 
preceeding Sir Robert is described as 'a steady loyalist and 
full of zeal for the cause of His most Sacred Majesty, in 
which he united with the noble Marquis of Montrose, 
and other truly zealous and honorable patriots, and sustained 
great losses in that behalf." He was present at the battle of 
Kilsyth 15th August, 1645, where 6000 of the parliamentary 
armj' was slain, with but tritling losses on the royalist side; 
and he followed the great though ill-fated Montrose through 
the whole course of his brilliant but unfortunate %\ars, adhering 
to him with unshaken confidence to the \er_\- end. He had 
the honor of Knighthood conferred upon him by the hand of 
King Charles I., and was sequestrated by tb.e parliament as a 
malign.ant in 1642, and afterwards as a rcsolutioner in 1648 ; 
and for the share he took in the assertion of the ro\al cause in 
Scotland, a fine £2000 was imposed upon his estates, by 
Cromueirs 'Act of Grace and Pardon," 12th April, 1654. Sir 
John Scot in order to join in the wars had in 1641 entrusted 
his first cousin Mr. Patrick Scot of Tawnlawhill with the entire 
management of his estates ; and being under a cloud until the 
restoration in 1660, and b\ that time l.ieing infirm and unable 
to attend to his aftairs he left his son Francis, (at his death in 

The Scots. 


1666,) with luit a small part of the estate in his possession. 
Late in life Sir John married Dame Eupham Young relict to 
his companion in arms Sir David Ogilvie of Clova, hv whom 
he had an onlj- son, Francis, and a daughter, Katherinc. 

Mr. FRAN'CIS SCOT was designated 'of Thirlstane,' 
altiiough he seems to have hecn little better than a tenant 
there; he was in infancy when his father died, and growing 
up proved to be of weak intellect and incapable of the manage- 
ment of his estates, which remained in the hands of trustees. 
He married a daughter of Robert Douglas, Esq. of Auchintully 
and died in 1706, leaving a large family of young children, 
namely, 5 sons, (i.) John who died unmarried; (ii.) Robert 
called Davington ; (iii.) \\'illiam ; (iv.) Francis; (v.) James; 
and (vi.) David; and 2 daughters (i.) Anne and {2) Mary. 
After the lapse of some years, his son. Mr. Francis Scot, junior, 
with the assistance of his brothers, instituted a lawsuit for the 
recovery of the estates, which he alleged had been carried off 
from his grandfather Sir John, under a deed of trust: it 
however appeared that Mr. Patrick Scot of Tawnlawlnll had 
made himself master of the property by purchasing the 
wadsets* with which it was encumbered, and by the payment 
of certain sums of money, and thus Thirlstane passed into 
the possession of the younger branch of the faniijv which still 
retains it. The grandson of the said Patrick Scot was Sir 
William Scot of Thirlstane, who in 1699, married Ladv 
Elizabeth, the mistress of Napier, and becoming Lord Napier 
in right of his wife, he dropped the patrimonial name of Scot, 
and is now represented by his lineal descendant Baron Francis 
Napier of Merchistoun, K.T., P.C., &c. 

■ MARY SCOT, the youngest daughter of the preceeding Mr. 
Francis Scot of Thirlstane was born about the 3-ear 1702. 

' T)ie Scottish wadxet corresponds to the Kn<;lisli mnrtqaiif. For further partic- 
ulars anont tliis trial see the pullishecl repint of ' T)ie cii.<e </ Fnnicis Scut, qrent 
prantlson to Sir Robert Scot of TliirLitiiitc. appellunt, against Francis Lord Xnpi.r 
re/pondent' , a copy of which is in the possession of Mrs. William McCall in Loudon. 
Tlu- trial \\nR coiuluded in ITU. 

30 Memoirs or My An'ckstors. 

On 26th December, 1723, she married to the Rev. Mr. John 
Liston, minister of Aberdour, and she died on the 2nd of July, 
1773, liaving had 3 sons and 3 daup;htcrs ; her grand-daughter 
Agnes Liston married to William McCall, Esq., of Maidenhill, 
as is more particularl}' shewn in chap. iv. 

The arms of the Scots of Thirlstane are ; Or. on a lend azure, 
a mullet bctuecyi two crescents 0/ the field, within a double tressiirc 
fleuree and counicrflcurce of the second. Crest Six's spears 
with pcnons thereat issuing out of a mural crown, three and three 
disposed in saltirc. Motto READY AY READY. 


The first known ancestor of this splendid race appears to be 

Sir RICHARD LE SCOT who lived from about 1265 to 
1320. He married the daughter and sole heiress of Murthock- 
stone of That Ilk (now Murdiestone), with whom he obtained 
a considerable estate in Lanarkshire, and as feudal lord thereof 
swore fealt\- to Ring Edward I. of England, at Berwick in 
1296, which was the time when Bruce and Baliol were compe- 
ting for the crown of Scotland. He was made ranger of 
Ettrick Forest which bmught into his possession the lands of 
Rankilburn in Selkirkshire. 

MICH.AEL SCOTT, probably son to the preceeding. dis- 
tinguished himselt at the battle of Hallidon Hill, and was one 
of the few who escaped that fatal day. He afterwards 
accompanied King Da\id II. to the field of Durham, where he 
fell 17th Octubt-r, 1346. 

R0131£I\.T SCOTT of Murdiestoun may be the son of the 
preceeding Michael. He is thought to ha\'e married Janet 
Lockart, probabU' uf the house of Lee, 

The Scotts. 31 

WALTER SCOTT of Murdiestoun and Rankilburn is the 
next mentioned, and is said to have been a gallant and brave 
man, and to have performed man)- signal actions for the 
service of the crown. lie lost his life at the battle of Homildon 
nth Sejitember, 1402. His son 

K0B1-:KT SCOTT of Murdiestoun and Rankilburn granted 
a charter of the lands of Hinkery, to the monks of Melrose, 
28th Mav, 1415, for the remission of his sins and the welfare of 
his soul. 

Sir WALTER SCOTT son of the last mentioned, made 
an excambion in 1446 of the lands of Murdiestone, with Sir 
Thomas Inglis of Manor, for half the barony of Branksholm, 
in Teviotdale, which he probablv ditl that his estates might be 
nearer together. It was most likely this laird who built the 
manor house in one of the many ravines or ' clc!i::;I:s' on the 
Rankilburn estate called Bnc-clcuch. from which the family has 
ever since taken its designation, and he liati several additions 
to his lands, granted by James II. for his good ser\ices against 
the Douglases, the King's enemies. He died between 1467 
and 1470, leaving by his wife, Margaret Cockburn, daughter to 
the laird of Heiulerland, two sons; Sir Da\'iil, his heir, and 
Sir Alexander who fell at Bannockburn on the side of James III. 
nth June, 14SS. 

Sir DA\'ID SCOTT seems to be the first to have adopted 
the designation Doniinits dc, under which lie sat in 
the parliament held by James III. in Ediiilnirgh in 14S7. 
He was concerned in most of the pulilic transactions ot 
Scotland in this reign, and was a conservator of the peace 
with England. He married a daughter to Thomas, Lord 
Somerville, In' whom he had three sons, Da\id who pre- 
deceased him ; William ; and Robert Scott of Allanhaugh 
whose descendant married to John Scot of Tliirlstane (see 
that family); and two tlaughters, Janet, and Margaret. 

32 Mf.moiks of My Ancestors. 

DAVID SCOTT the eldest son died during his father's life 
time, leaving a son, Sir Walter, of whom below. 

Sir \\'.\LTER SCOTT of Hranksholm and Buccleuch was 
served heir to his grandfather Sir Da\id, 6th Xoxembcr, 1492. 
He accompanied King Janics I\'. to the fatal battle of Flodden 
in 1513, being one of the few who escaped the carnage of that 
disastrous day, and he died three vears later. He married 
Elizabeth, danghter to Walter Ker of Cessford, and had a son 

Sir WALTER SCOTT of Branksholm and Bucclench who 
was retoured heir to his father, 27th October, 1517. This Sir 
^^'alter was in no wav inferior to the best of his ancestors in 
courage and intrepidity, and is celebrated by historians for an 
aborti\e attempt to rescue King James \'. from the control of 
the Earl of Angus at Melrose, on which Sir Walter Scott has 
founded TIic Lay of the Last Minstrel. Collecting about a 
thousand of his friends and followers at the King's special 
request, Buccleuch met the Earl near Melrose, iSth July, 1526, 
and a desperate conflict ensued, in which the former was 
beaten and narrowlv escaped being slain in the battle. The 
next we hear of him is in an encounter with the Earl of 
Northumberland in 1532. " Sir Walter ScC'tt being extremely 
"obnoxious to the English" sa_\s our authoritw Sir Robert 
Douglas, "and ha\ing used satirical expressions towartls 
" Henr\- \'III., the Earl of Northumberland detached 1,500 
" men, who r;i\agcd and plundered his land and burned P>ranx- 
" holm, but failed in their princij'al object which was to kill or 
" make him pirisoner." In resentment of this Sir Wrdter and 
other border chiefs assembled 3,000 men, whom with consum- 
mate skill and valour the}' conducted into En.L;land : they laid 
waste a large part Cif Northumberland, baftled and defeated the 
English, and returned !:< me leaded with j i t \\ He was after- 
wartls Celebrated at the battle of Pinkie in 1547, and linally 
lost his life on tlie High Street of Edinl i!i.:,,h in 1552. in an 
encounter with Su' Waller Kerr (ancestor to the Duke ot 

The Scotts. 33 

Roxburj;h). This Sir Walter Scott had married ist. Elizabeth, 
daughter to Carmichael of Carmichacl, (which is the family of 
the Earls of H}-ndfords and is traced to one William de Car- 
michael, anno. 1350,); and 2ndly he married Janet Bethune, a 
daughter to Bethune of Creich, a lady who is familiarly known 
from the Lay of ike Last Minsird. By his first wife Sir ^^'alter 
had two sons, David and William, who both predeceased him, 
and he had further issue bv his second wife. 

WILLL\M SCOTT the second, but eldest surviving son, 
married Grizel, 2nd daughter to John Bethune of Creich, a 
sister to his father's second wife, and died during his father's 
lifetime, leaving a son 

Sir WALTER SCOTT of Branksholm and Buccleugh, 
who succeeded to his grandfather. Sir Walter. " He is 
described" sa3-s Burke " as a person of rare qualities, wise, 
true, stout, and modest." He signed the association in 
support of James VL, but subsequeritly turned to the party of 
the Queen, to whom he remained faithful notwithstanding her 
extorted resignation of the crown, and forced retirement into 
England. He married Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter to 
David, 7th Earl of Angus, and niece of the regent Morton. 
Of this splendid race, long the rivals of royalty, it would be 
impossible, as it is unnecessary, here to give any account. 
Their history is the history of Scotland ; and the reigning 
house of Great Britain at the present time derives its origin 
from this illustrious familw whose arms perpetuate the memory 
of tlie "good Sir James" Douglas who was entrusted to carry 
the heart of King Robert to the holy land. 

Sir Walter Scott commenced to rebuild the castle of 
Branksholm which had been destroyed and plundered by the 
English, and he died on 17th April, 1547, as appears from the 
following inscription upon the Castle : 

"Sir Tl". Scott of Bi-a?u-/i''iin h;/t. yi.e cf Sir Williati> Sccft of 
" Kirhn-iJ Kijt. liiijaii \io irorh ujmn ijn ^Jfth of Marchr l',71 ycir, qnlia 

34 Memoirs of My Ancestors. 

"dejmrtif af God.-f pleimur ye 17 April 157^. Dame Margaret Douglas 
" his ,<pous completit the foresaid work in October 1576." Sir Walter 
Scott and Margaret Douglas had a son, Sir Walter who suc- 
ceeded ; a person of great distinction in the history of the 
Scottish borders, and raised to the peerage by the title of Lord 
Scott of Buccleuch, for good services rendered against the 
Spaniards in the Dutch wars ; and two daughters Margaret 
and Mary. 

Lady MARGARET SCOTT the eldest daughter, married 
to Robert Scot of Thirlstane, warden-depute of the West 
Border, from which marriage is lineall}- descended by four 
generations Mary Scot the grandmother of Mrs William 
McCall, as is more particularly detailed on p. 27. 

This noble family terminated on the direct line with an 
heiress, Anne, Countess of Buccleuch, great grand-daughter to 
the last mentioned Walter, Lord Scott, and she married in 
1663 to James, Duke of Monmouth, K.G., a natural son to 
King Charles IL of England, who adopted the surname and 
quartered the arms of SCOTT, and who is now represented by 
his lineal descendant that estimable nobleman, Walter-Francis 
Montagu-Douglas-Scott,* K. G., Duke of Buccleuch and 
Queensberry, &c. 

This family bore : Or, a bend azure, charged n'ith a niuUel beiu'een 
two crescents of the field, which bearing is still carried by the 
Dukes of Buccleuch, quartered with the royal arms of Great 

• His (trace died lOtli AjTil, lfsM4, in liis TStli year, and is suceocdtd by his son, 
WillianilJenry-Walter, the tlth I'ukf of Buccleuch and Hth of Queensberry. 








The Family of Allan. 

THE ALLANS arc of Highland descent. Tradition says 
that the ancestor of tlie family was a McDonald, wlio assumed 
his christian name of Allan as a surname, bv which his descen- 
dants were ever after designated. Tradition is of course liaMe 
to err, as the author has been led to believe has been the case 
in the present instance, so far as the name is conccrnetl, and 
he attributes the origin of the family to the clan McFarlanc, 
on the following grounds. 

The tradition above referred to must necessarilv be founded 
upon the sayings or writings of Mr. John Allan, the grandfather 
of Mrs. John McCall, who was, in his time, the sole represen- 
tative of the family; he wrote in July, 17SS, "The Allans were 
"Anciently a highland clan, theire originall name is McDonald 
" Vide a Dissertation upon the highland clans published by 
" the Laird of Buchannan at Glasgow in the 1724 — a Copy 
"of which is in the Advocates library," Nothing whatever is 
said of the Allans being connected with the McDonalds in the 
work referred to, but "the surname of McFarlanc" says the 
laird, in his original edition, which is still in the Advocates 
library Edinburgh, " is very numerous botii in the West 

" and North Highlands There is also a vast 

" number of descendants from, and dependants on this sur- 
" name and family, of other denominations of which those of 
" most account arc a sept termed Allans or Mc Allans, who are 

38 • Memoirs of My Anxestors. 

" so called from Allan McFarlane their predecessor, a younger 
"son of one of the lairds of McFarlane, who went to the 
"north and settled there several centuries ago. This sept is 
" not only very numerous, but also divers of them of very good 
"account, such as the families of Anchorrachan, Balnengown, 
" Drummin, iK:c. Thev reside mostly in Marr, Strathdon, and 
" other northern counties." As this corresponds substantially 
in every point but the name, it seems probable that Mr. John 
Allan misread what is said by Buchanan, or perhaps did not 
make a note of the name at the time, and tradition since his 
da}' has perpetuated the error. 

Capt. ROBERT ALLAN, the immediate ancestor of the 
family in question, is recorded to have been born in Kircaldie 
about the year 165S, and being banished from Scotland when 
a young man, for some political offence,* found refuge in 
Holland, along with many other fugitives of that disturbed 
period, and entered thu naval service under the Prince of 
Orange, with whom he is said to have come to this country in 
16S8. He was deeply engaged in the English Revolution, and 
afterwards returned to his native i)lace, Kirkcaldie ; he sold the 
lands which belonged to him there, but (it is recorded) did not 
part with the seat in Kirkcaldie church to which they gave 
him title. He was afterwards a captain in the royal navy and 
distinguished himself in the course of the peninsular wars, 
being jircsent at thirteen naval engagements, and he died in 

• The nature of the olTcnce is not luentiouctl, but it is to Ije sujiposeil it Imd 
reference to the religious rebellion of that unhappy time. Most of the covenanting 
leaders, wlio escaped the executioner's hand, lied to Holland, where their presence 
and the storj' of their sulTerinfjs procured tlicin the countenance nf the Prince of 
Orange, and were the tir;^t circumstances wl.i.U gave rise to the still greater blow, 
which was destined to fall on King James' government. The name still seems to 
exist in Holland; for in The 7'imc3 of 13th March, 1873 " Sarah Allan, daughter to 
the late William .\IUin, Ks.i., of I'lOttcnlam," was manied at Stamford Hill. There 
are also ann« n conbd in the Lvon I'.c^'isler for Allan of Kotteulam. 

The Family of Allan. 39 

Burntisland about the year 1732, and is recorded to have been 
buried " below the blue marble stone next the church" there 
—a stone which cannot now be found, or at least identified 
Nvith any degree of certainty. Captain Allan had to wife 
Eupham Dempster, a daughter of Mr. Dempster, a writer in 
Edinburgh, by his wife the eldest daughter of Rankin of 
Colden. With this lady he had two sons, Andrew who died 
unmarried in 1740, and is buried in his father's tomb in 
Burntisland ; and James, of whom below. 

Mr. JAMES ALLAN was born in the year 1696. He was 
a cloth-merchant in Edinburgh, where he lived at the head of 
Forrester's ^^'}■nd and also house property in Roxburgh-close. 
His burgess ticket, dated Sth Jan. 1724, constituting him bur- 
gess and gild-brother of Edinburgh, is in the custod_\- of the 
author, and several other old papers concerning him, from 
which it appears that on his death-bed in December, 175S, he 
gave all his property to his wife, and to the children of his 
daughter, Mrs. Dunsmure, cutting out his only son John ; it 
was supposed that he did not know what he was signing and 
Mr. John Allan went to law about the property, the cause 
lasted nine years and was gi\'en in his (John's) favor. 

Mr. James .-Mian married Margaret, daughter to Mr. John 
Callender, a cloth merchant at Lcith, by whom he had 11 sons 
and 3 daughters, who all died in infanc\' excepting i son and 
I daughter, as below. Mr. Allan died gth December, 175S, 
and his wife, Margaret Callender, died in July, 1774, and they 
are buried in Greyfriars churchyard, Edinburgh, beneath the 
spot where the tomb of their,great grandson, John Allan, now 
stands. Their sur\iving issue was : 

(i). John, of \\hom presently. 

(i.) Eupham, married to Mr. George Dunsmure, merchant 
and baillie of Edinburgh, by whom she had, besides 
daughters, two sons, viz., Gcorf^c D., of Kelso, Col, 

40 Memoirs of My Ancestors. 

of Marines : and Charles D., colonel of a line of regi- 
ment, who distinguished himself at the capture of 
Seringapatani in 1799, and died about 1S30, leaving 
two sons, viz. (John D., in the Indian Civil Service, 
died nth June, 1S73, aged 75; and Charles D., Col. 
42nd Regiment.) 
Mr, JOHN ALL.\N was born 21st October, 1726, at Edin- 
burgh, where he lived in Scofs close. He was a burgess of 
that cit}-, and succeeded to his father's business, which lie 
carried on for many vears, and afterwards became Secretary 
to the " Fund for the Widows and Orphans of Ministers of the 
Church of Scotland." True to those politics in which his 
grandfather had taken a prominent part, Mr. Allan was a 
member of the 'Old Revolution Club.' His diploma, dated 
1749, is in the author's possession, wherein he declares the 
" gratefull sense he has of the Deliverance of the Kingdom of 
"Create Brittain and Ireland from Popery and Slavery by 
" King William and Oucen Mary of Glorious and Immortal 
"memory, And of the further Security of our Religion and 
" Liberties by the Settlement of the Crown upon the Illustrious 
" House of Hanover, and his zealous attachment to his 
" Majesty King George the Second, and our present happy 
"constitution In Church and State," &c., &c. 

He was twice married, and had seven sons — 4 who survived 
him and 3 who died in infanc\' — but no daughters, and he died 
in 1S05, in the Sotli _\-ear of his age, and is buried with his 
father. His testamentary dispositii>n, which was written by 
himself three years before his death, is of the simplest des- 
cription, consisting of only a few lines. Announcing himself 
to be " advanced in years and not knowing the time of my 
departure," he leaves all his jiroperty and belongings to his 
wife, and dispensing \\ ith all forms of attestation or witnesses, 
quaintly adds " and if any persons shall give her any disturb- 

The Family of Aixan. 41 

" ancc may all the curses of the Pentateuch li,i;ht upon them." 
Mr. Allan married ist on ijth June, 1752 (accc^irdin;^' to the 
old style) Mart^aret, dau.t^hter of Mr. David Mitclicll, of Mid 
Calder (son of Dr. Mitchell, of Herdmanshiels), with whom 
he had three sons, viz. : 

(i.) James, born 9th May. 1753, sur^'eon at His Majesty's 
Garrison of Chatham, where he ilied unmarried, -77th 
May, 17S5, and was buried with his forefathers at 
Grcyfriars, Edinburgh, 
(ii.) David, born 6th October. 1754. merchant in Edin- 
burgh, where he died ist June, 1809. He married 
Anne, daughter and sole heiress of James Kankin, 
Esq., of Golden, who died 13th October, 1S20, in 
her 5gth vear, leaving -\ sons, Joliii. merchant in 
Edinburgh ; janics, caj)tain 2 \vd naval infantrv ; 
David, surgeon in the Hon. East India Co.'s service : 
and William, a lawyer in Edinburgh, beside several 
(iii.) John, born 24th May, 1756, \vas in the ro\al na\-\', 
present at seven sea engagements. He was a captain 
in the West Indies in 1788, and is supposed to have 
been lost at sea, never havmg been heard ot since. 
Secondly, Mr. John Allan married, 21st Mav, 1773 (new 
style), Ann, daughter to Mr. Robert Ormston, of Kelso, with 
whom he had a son, Robert, of whom below. 

.John Manners, smitli, in Carbrrry, in the parisli of Mussc-lburgh, 
mariied on tlic 11th Au^Ju^t. KUl'i, ricbt'cca Lesli,., dau^'hter of \Villi;un 
Leslie, sniitli, in Dolphin'^ton, in tlie jiaiisli of I'restonpans. Their 
daughter, .\gne5 or Ann Manm^r'-:, was born :50tli November, 1712, ami 
married on 18th Jannary, 1717, to Mr. Itolioit Ormston, ■■ mercliant- 
judwfllcr" in Potterow, and sonietinio of Kul';o, wlm-o dau^^hter. Ann 
Orniston, born 5tli Januaiy, 171'.l, was married to Mr. John Alhin. as above. 

Mr. ROBERT ALL.\N, the only surviving son of Mr. John 
Allan and Ann Ormston, his secf>nd wife, was born at Etlin- 
burgh, 6th I'ebruary. 1777. He early de\cloiicd a taste for 


surgical science, and having gone througli tlie proper course 
of study and apprcnticesiiip at Edinburgh, lie entered the 
naval service, as assistant surgeon, at the age of ig, and when 
only 21 was appointed full surgeon to a line of battle ship. 
He was on lioard 11. M.S. Nassau, when she was wrecked on 
the coast of Holland, 25th October, 1799, and remained on 
the vessel two nights after she struck, it being iinjiossible to 
communicate with her owing to the territic gale of winil which 
was blowing at the time. Those on board suffercil great hard- 
ships, to ^\hich more than one hundred of their number 
succumbed beft)re they could be rescued, and Mr. Allan liim- 
self contracted a se\ere cold, which developed into chronic 
bronchitis, from which he was nes'er free for the rest of his life. 

Eight )-ears hard service at sea, spent in the acquisition of 
practical knowledge, qualified him for the equalh' resp<jnsiblc, 
though less arduous task of private practitioner, and as his 
health began to break from the se\-ere trials to which he had 
been exposed, he returned to his native city lof \^•hich he 
was made burgess, 26th October, 1809), and entered into 
partnership with his former preceptor, Mr. John Bell. 

He was appointed surgeon in ordinary to His Majest}' King 
George I\'. when he visited Scotland ; was senior operating 
surgeon to the Ro\',d Infirmarv at Edinburgh, and lecturer on 
Anatom_\- and Clinical Surgery at the University there ; he 
joiiu'd the Royal College of Surgeons, in London, in 180S, 
and tiie Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in the following 
year; he was a b'ellow of the Royal Societ\-, of Edinburgh, a 
member of the Societe d" Emulation of Paris, the Society of 
Scottish .•\ntiquaries, and various other learned institutions. 
His principal publications, man_\' of which arc still known and 
valued b\' the medical profession, are: "A Treatise on 
Lithotomv," EiLiib., iSoS ; "A Dictionary of the Ancient 
Language of Scotland," 1S07: " A S_\stem of Surgery," com- 
menced in 1819, and com[)lete<-l, in 3 vols., a few days before 

Tm: Family or Allan. 43 

his death ; " Lectures on tlie Piinci[>Ics, Practice and 
Operations of Surj^irN',"" lS;c. 

Mr. Allan died on iSth December, 1S26, in the 50th year of 
his age, deepiv regretted l)\- a wide circle of Iriends, and is 
buried in a separate tomb in Gre_\ hiars churchyard. 

" B}' all his professional bretheren," writes the EiUnburf;h 
Journal of Medical Science, in an obituary notice, " he was 

'respected, and b\' manv of them belo\eil NN'e 

'shall merely add, in conclusion, that a milder or more truly 
'inoffensive man than Mr. .Mian ne\'er dignified our art; he 
'was ever ready and willing to assist the \-ounger members of 
'the profession with his advice, and although steady to his 
'purpose when in the right, he was at all times open to con- 
' viction, and eager to adopt those \'iews which he deemed to 
' be founded on just and legitimate induction." 

Like his father, Mr. Robert Allan was twice married, ist, 
on 22nd April, 180b, to .Anna, daughter of Col. Scott, of 
Seafield, by whom he had one son and two daughters, \\z. : 
(i.) Robert, born i6th p-ebruary, 1S07, was an army surgeon 
(17th regt. ; S7th regt., &c.) for 25 years on active 
service in ^Lauritius and elsewhere, and retired on 
half-pay iSth February, 1853. He died unmarried, in 
London, in 1S7S, and is buried in Highgate Cemetery, 
(i.) Anna, born 4th July, iSoS, was twice married, ist to 
Mr. Patterson, and afterwards to Mr. Lillie ; but died 
childless at Kelso, in Maw 1S66. 
(2.) Mary, born loth December, iSio, died unmarried in 
Edinburgh, 20th February, 1881, and is interred in 
her father's tomb there. 
Secondly, Mr. Allan married, in 1S19, Sophia, youngest 
daughter to The Rev. Dr. Thomas Hardy, of Charlesfield, 
and relict to Gilbert Bertram, Escp, of Leith, with whom he 
had issue as follows. 

(i.) John, died an infant. 

44 Mr.MoiKS or Mv Anci-.stors. 

(ii.) J;iiiics, born iCitli May, 1S26, was educated at tlie Uni- 
versity of Edinluir,t;h, at tlie German University at 
Gissen, and afterwards at Berlin. He was Master of 
Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, I'ellnw of the Chemical 
Society, Professor of Chemistry at Owen's College, 
Sheffield, a member of the Royal Botanical Society 
of Edinburgh, lS;c. ; he died, unmarried, at Sheffield, 
19th March, 1S66, uni\ersall\- respected and regretted; 
and is buried there, 
(r.) Agnes, of whom below. 

AGNES ALLAN, the only daughter of Mr. Robert Allan, 
by his second wife, was born at Edinburgh, 20th October, 
1823. She lost her father when only three years old, and \\-as 
brought up and educated by her mother ; the}- lived at Edin- 
burgh until the year 1^34, and then for some j-ears at 
Dumfries. She was married on the 24th April, 1S47, ^^ ^^lic 
Collegiate Church of Manchester — now called Manchester 
Cathedral — to John McCall, Esq., youngest son of William 
McCall, Esq., of Maiden Hill, and has issue (see that family). 
The Allans have kept up a series of famil}' portraits, which 
are now in the possession of Mrs. McCrdl, and comprise those 
of Captain Robert Allan, R.N., painted by a Dutch artist 
about 16S6 ; of his son James Allan, apparentlv of about the 
date 1730; of Mr. John .\llan son to the preceding, painted 
evidenth- when he %\as ad\anced in years: of Mr. Robert 
Allan, I'Mv.S., Edin. painted hv Mr. Li/ars in Edinburgh in 
1S13, in the .-;7th \-ear of his age : of his son Mr. Robert Allan, 
Arm)' surgeon, {)ainted bv Nash in 184N; and of Mrs. .Agnes 
Allan or McCall, painted in i.SSj b}- Miss C<jrkran of London, 

The arms of this faniib' are: Party per bend indented ardent 
and failles, a crescent in chief of the second, and in base a mullet or. 
Crest A hiL^hland dirk staiiJni;^ upon a heart proper, w iih the motto 



The Hakdies, — The Halkerstoxs 
AND The Rankins. 

The Hardies are of French extraction. The tradition is 
that two brothers of the name came to this country in days 
of old, with the Duke of Albany, on whose return to France, 
some of his guards remained behind. 

Sir Georf;e Mackenzie, in his manuscript, tells a story as to 
tiie supposed origin of the surname and arms, assigning (o the 
family, as ancestor, an attendant on King John of France, 
when he, and King David II. of Scotland were prisoners in 
England. "The chief of this name," says the old MS., 
" Hardie of Cargarse, in Marr. whose predecessor was a 
" ffrenchman. and attended on the King off France, quchen 
"the King of Scotland and he were prisoners in England. 
" The King of England desiring his cupbearer to fill to the 
"worthiest, he filled to his master, quhairupon this ffrenchman 
" gave him a box upon the ear, at quiiich the King oft France, 
"offended, said ' tti cs tout Itardic,' but the King of England, 
"well pleased, returned it ' Stia dc shor iiiais Hardie,'* quliair- 
" upon he gott that name and coat above set down, and came 
"to Scotland with the King of Scotland, and gott the lands of 
"Cargarse. Not long since, his successor was prefaultcd for 
"killing the laird of Grant, but the fannly was thereafter 
" restored bv the friendship of the Marquis of Huntly, whom 

• ■• Ho shall be cfiUed licncefoifli Hardio." 

■]G MmtoiKs 01 Mv Anti-stoks. 

" those of that name have always followed." Nisbet, writing 
in 1723, lufrrs to the Hardies havinj; rcccntlj- lost the lands of 
Cargarse, which shews that the faniil\- kujU possession of them 
for at least 350 }-ears ; at that time several branehes of the 
famil\- were said to be tenants and vassals of the Duke of 

Robert Hardie was a burgess and guild-brother of Edin- 
burgh, whose son, 

John Hanlie, .\.M., was edueated for the church, and 
laureated at the Edinburgh University, May, 1653. He was 
appointed minister of Gordon in 1659, anil was summoned 
before the priv)- council of Scotland in 1663, to give account 
of some alleged irregularities in the exercise of his spiritual 
avocation; and for preaching against poiiery, in 16.S7, was 
tried for treason on the 13th Eebruary of the following }"ear, 
but the Lords found that "the speeches libelled did not infer 
the pains in the indictment." 

THOM.\S H.\RDH;. a farmer tenant in the West Craigs 
of Corstorphine. near Edinburgh, may be a son, or perhaps a 
nephew, of the last mentioned, but there seems no record whicli 
will now supply the connecting link. He married Jonet, the 
eldest daughter rif William F)r\ec, farmer, in Broxburn, Linlith- 
gowshire, and of Mari^aret Mowbray, his spouse ; the marriage 
contract, which is in the possession of Miss Hard}-, in Edin- 
burgh, is dated J5th March, 1712, and is witnessed b)- Alex- 
ander Hardie, farmer, in Easternorton, Gogarstone. brother 
to the bridegroom. The_\- are said to ha\'e had several children : 
a son, named John, was a merch;int-burgess in Edinburgh, 
whose descendants are the family of Professor Lees, of Saint 
Andrew's. Another son, 

.Mr. in:XRV H.\RI)Ii:, born in 1710, was brought up for 
the ministry, and licensed by the presb\terv of Edinburgh, 
29th NoNember, I7,;S. He was called to the ministr\- of Cul- 
ross, in b'ife, on iSth June, 1741. and was formallv ordained to 
that charge on the 3rd September following, and he <lied of 

The Hardies. 47 

consumption, 4tli May, 175^. in tlic 30tli }ear of his age, 
" having been a faithtul and conciuntious minister. " Tlie Kev. 
Mr. Hardy marrictl on 6th December, 174,5, Ann Halkerston, 
a daughter to tiie ' tcjw n-eierk ' of Cuiross, witii whom he had 
two cliilch'cn sur\iving infancw nameh', 

Janet, born i6tli October, 1744, who married to the Rev. 
Mr. Robert Liston, minister of Aberd(^wr, whose daugliter, 
Agnes, L., married to Mr. W'ilHam McCall (see p. 22), and 

Thomas, wlio is grandfatiier to Mrs. John McCali, as will 
presently appear. 

THOMAS HAKDIK, born at Cnlross, -2nd April, 174.S, 
lost his father \\hen but an infant. ainJ was brciu,i;ht up b_\- his 
mother, whose desire it was that her onI\- son should follow 
the calling of his father, in which he afterwards achiexetl 
eminence. He studied at the University of lidinbur-h, and 
was licensed by the presbytery, igfh February. 1772. On the 
2ist October, 1773. he was presented b\- Sir Michat/1 Malcolm, 
Bart., to the charge of Ballingra\', in Kinrus-shire, not far 
from his natix'e town : and while here he did not live at the 
manse, as it was very old, but at Xa\-ity House, with his 
mother, which was within his parish. He was minister here for 
about ten years, at the end of which time lie was 'translated' 
(as it is termed) to the High Church, Edinburgh, \\'here he 
continued to minister until his death, 21st Xo\'ember, 179S. 
He was appointed regius professor of Ecclesiastical Histor}' 
and Divinit\ at the University. 31st July. 17S8, and had the 
honor and title of Doctor of Divinity conferied upon him on 
4th October, in the same year. ,\mong the names of students 
attending his lectures at the University (in 1794) appear those 
of Mr. Walter Scott, afterwards Sir Walter Scott, of Abbots- 
ford, Bart., the illustrious author of ' Waverley." (S;c., and 
Mr. Henry Brougham, afterwards Lord Hemy I]rougham, the 
eminent lawvor and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of Eng- 
land. Dr. Hardv was unanimously elected Moderator of the 

4S Mkmoiks of Mv .\xci:stors. 

General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, i6th May, 
1793, and in October the same year, was appointed chaplain 
in ordinarv to His Majesty King Genrf^^e III., and dean of the 
chajK-l rcjj-al. He published several sermons, and amongst 
other works, "The Principles of Moderation." Ediiib. 1782, 
"The Patriot," Ediub. 179.5, &c. Dr. Thomas Hardy — iwho, 
b)'the wa\-, spelled his name with a y instead of ic) — inherited 
an estate of about 450 acres uf land, c.dled " Charlesheld." in 
Westlothian, about 15 miles from Edinburgh, from the Rev. 
Dr. Charles \\'ilkie, minister of Ecclesmachan, wln^ had been 
a frien<i of his father, the Kev. Mr. Henry Hardie, and trustee 
for Ills famil\-. It was, however, so much burdened with life- 
rents and annuities to be paid to Dr. W'ilkie's relati\'es, as to 
be, in the first instance, a loss rather than a gain to its possessor, 
anil wishing to build a house upon the propertw Dr. Hardv 
found it necessary to sell " Navitv," which he did, and de\oted 
the proceeds to improving ' Charlesfield," where he afterwards 
lived for sever, d \-ears previous to his death, and where also 
most of his family was born. Dr. Hew Scot, the great 
biographer of Scottish Ministers, sa\'s ot him : " He possessed 
" an active and vigorous mind, and was no mean observer of 
" passing occurrences. He warmh- espoused the moder.ate 
" side of the church, but lamented the difference whicli sub- 
" sisted, especially on the law of patronage, which stimulated 
" him to propose a medium measure, which was, howe\'er, 
" allowed to fall to the groun<i. He was an attractive and 
"elocjuent preacher, took a lively interest in the beneiiceiit 
'' and charitable institutions of the cit\-, and was honored to 
" be instrument, d in the foundati(-in of the ' Society for the 
" benefit of sons of the clerg\- of the church of Scotland," in 
'■ Edinburgh. It is to be regretted that so few o( hi'^ works 
"are preserved ft)r the public, which may be ascrilcd to his 
"delicate iiealth and premature tleath." 

Till; HARnii s. ^tj 

Dr. Thomas Hardy married on tlie 2Sth June. 17S0, .\c;nes, 
daughter to the Rev. Mr. W'iUiam Young, minister of Mutton, 
Dumfries-shire, (tlic history of whose ancestors furms the 
subject of a subsequent chapter), and with whom he had 

(i.) Henry, a barrister, died unmarried, in 1807, aged 24. 
(ii.) William, an officer in the Hon. East India Company's 
service, married Jane Hunter, but died without issue, 
in Seringapatam, in 1SJ4, aged 39. 
(iii.) CharlesA\'i!kie, minister of Dunning, died unmarried, 

at Edinburgh, in 1S14. aged 26. 
(iv.) Thomas, a surgeon in Edinbm -h, E.K.C.S.,&c., married 
Robina, daughter of Robert Forrester, Esq., treasurer 
to the Royal Bank of Scotland, and died in 1S36, 
aged 41, leasing 4 sons and 3 daughters, whose 
descendants are now the sole representatives of this 
(v.) Hugh-Blair died an infant, 
(i.) .'\gnes, died unmarried in 1S05, aged 23 years. 
(2.) Anne, died unmarried, in Edinburgh, in 1S57, aged 70. 
(3.) Janet, died unmarried, at Kirkcudbright, in 1S47, aged 56. 
(4.) Sophia, of \vhom presenth'. 

Charlesfield was inherited b\' CajHain William Hanly, the 
second, but eldest survi\ing son, who being in India, the 
management of the estate was in the hands of trustees, and 
on his death, in 1S24, Charlesfield p;issed to his }-ounger 
brother, Mr. Thomas Hard}-, F.R.C.S., who lived there, and 
most of his famih- was born there. After his death the estate 
was sold. 

SOPHIA HARDY, the youngest daughter of the Rev. Dr. 
Hardy, was born at Edinburgh, 24th Jidy, 1792, and married 
first to Mr. Gilbert Bertram, a merchant at Leith, — son to 
William Bertram, Esq.. of Fountain Bridge, xounger, of 
Nisbet and Kersewell, — Inwlininshe had two sons, William 

50 Memoirs of Mv Anxkstoks. 

B., who died \oung', and Thomas Hard\- B., who married 
Helen, )-oungest dau.LjIUcr of William McCall, Esq., of Maiden- 
hill, and lives at l-ieckenhani, co. Kent. Mr. Gilbert 13ertram 
died in 1S17, and his widow, Sophia Hardv, was afterwards 
married a second time to Mr. Robert Allan, I'.R.S., Ed., &.C., 
surgeon in Edinburgh, with whom she had two sons and a 
daughter, Agnes A., married to Mr. John McCall, as detailed 
in the preceding chapter. Mrs. Allan lost her second husband 
in 1S26, and continued in Etlinburgh until the year 1S35, after 
which she lived with her familv at Dumfries for about eight 
years, and she died at Reading on the Sth Januar\-, 1S45, and 
is buried in the cemetery there. 

The burying place of the Plardys is in the Canongate 
churchyard, Edinburgh, where Dr. Thoinas Hard\- is buried, 
with his wife and children, and the vault is still used b)' the 

The family arms are: Cities, a dexter hand, fesseii'ise, holding 
a dagger point dou-nwards, argent, bet~,cecn tico mullets in chief or. 
The crest is a forearm and hand holding a su'ord in pale proper, 
with the motto TOUT HARD I. 


The Halkcrstons (pronounced Hackerston) are of Danish 
e.xtraction, three brothers of the name ha\ing ancientl\- come 
to this country from Denmark. One founded the family of 
Halkerston of Halkerston Beath of which more presently; a 
second settled in the north of England and is ancestor of the 
Yorkshire family of Haggerston ; and the third was Hackerston 
or Hackston of Ralhillet in h'ife. 

The laird of Rathillet (David Hack'stoni was executed in 
16S0 for having j(_)ined in the rebellion of the Covenanters and 
more particularl\- for his share in the murder of Archbishop 

The Halker?tons. 51 

Sharpe of St. Andrews. \\'e learn tliat he commenced his 
career by a somewhat profligate mode of Hfc, but being induced 
out of curiosity to attend the conventicles of some of the non- 
conforming clergy, he adopted their views to the fullest extent. 
Riding with a party of these presb\tcrian enthusiasts on Magus 
Moor near the town of St. Andrews, in quest of a certain Mr. 
Carmichael against whom they bore enmit}', he chanced to 
meet the Primate's coach quite unexpectedly, and regarded 
the circumstances as an interposition of the hand of Providence, 
by which the Lord, as they expressed it, had delivered this 
troubler of Israel into their hantls. and resolving upon his 
death the\' then and there flragged him from his carriage and 
fired upon him with their pistols ; when, finding him not quite 
dead, and being led bv their superstition to belie\'e that the 
de\'il had charmed his body against lead, they cut him to pieces 
with their steel swords.* According to an e\-ewitness, himself 
engaged in the transaction, Hack'ston was not one of the 
actual perpetrators of the deed, he having a private quarrel 
with the Archbishop and fearing lest his taking part therein 
might be ascribed to motives of personal enmity ; he however 
felt himself free in conscience to be present at the time, and 

• It scarcely comes witliin our province to critise or comuient upon the causes of 
this murder; all ^\ho have read the history of tlie church referring to this period 
must be well aware of the character of Archhishop James Sharpe. Uuder the 
pretence of loj-al zeal and desire for the due execution of law, lie acted with unpre- 
cedented tyranny and oppression, and with an abuse of power amounting almost to 
wanton cruelty, for on one occasion when he rfctived the king's commands that no 
more should be put to death on account of the I'ontland rising, he kept the order in 
his pocket until he liad seen the exticnie sentence carried out on the last ten 
prisoners. The privy council was severe in its enactments against the non-conform- 
ists, but it was in the hands of their unscrupulous agents, such as this man. tliat 
deeds were committed which made civilisation revolt. Still the doctrine laid down 
by Hack'ston is hardly a deftnsible one, that " upon such as nmrdered without law, 
justice was to be executed without law I " For further account of him and his doings 
see The appendix to Kirt.tnit's Ui>.V}rij n/ Uie Church of Scotluinl, i)ublished by C. K. 
SiixniE, EJ. 1817 ; Scuttish Worthies, Leilh. 181C, and most other histories of tluU 

52 Memoirs or Mv Anttstors. 

the principal actor in the murder was liis hrother-in-law John 
Balfour of Kinloch, called Burley, who is familiarly known 
from ' 0!J Mortality.' 

Rathillet was present at the skirmish at Airs Moss where the 
celebrated Richard Cameron was slain, and beiny wounded 
there, was made prisoner and brought to Edinburj;h, where he 
was compelled to ride throuj^di the streets with his face towards 
his horse's tail, Cameron's head, stuck on a halberd pike, 
beinj; carried before him, and after some sort of a trial, he was 
here put to death with circumstances of great cruelty, his 
hands being first struck off, and his heart torn from his body 
M-hile he was yet living, and his head was afterwards fixed 
upon one of the gates of the city. 

But it is time to return from this digression to follow the 
fortunes of the family of Halkerston Beath. 

There is an old alley in Edinburgh, named, it is said, after 
one of this family who lost liis life there in da\s of old, 
while defending the port against the English. Our pedigree 
commences with 

JOHN HALKERSTON of Halkerston Beath, who is 
described as a gentlL-man of ancient birth and good estate, 
and was ' town-clerk,' of the burgh of Culross in Fife, in which 
capacit}- he recei\'ed, in the year 1649, '^ military order from 
General Monk which we copy verbatim below. This inter- 
esting document, which bears the autograph signature of the 
great commonwealth general, is now in the possession of 
Miss Hard}' in Edinburgh. 

" Gentlemen, — Haveing a Call from God and his people 
" to march into England, to assert and maintain the Liberty 
"and Being of parliament, our Antient Constitution, and 
"therein the l-'reedom and Rights of the People of these 
"three Nations from Arbitrary and Tyrannicall Usurpations 
"upon their Consciences. P'sons and Estates. And for a 
"Godly Ministrv. I doe theirfor request from \ou the magis- 
" trates of v Burirh of Culross, c'vc, ivc, &c.. &c., that \e doe 

The Hai.kerstoxs. 53 

" rcassumc the powr of the Comoiiwcahh in your Burgh. 
"And I hereby Authoriz you to suppress all Tuiniults and 
"Stirrings and Unlawfull Assemblies. And that \e liould noe 
" Correspondenc}- with any of CHARLES STUART'S party 
"or his adherents, but apprehend any such as shall make any 
" disturbance, and send them to the next Guarrison. And doe 
" further desire you to Countenaince and encourage \'; Godly 
" ministrie, And all that truely leave God in y Land, and that 
"ye continue faithful to owne and assert the interest of the 
" Parliamentary Goverm., in \our severall places and Stations. 
" I hope niy absence will be very short, but I doe assure j'e 
"that I shall procure from the parliament whatever may bee 
" for the Good Go\-ernment and Behoofe of tliis Natione. And 
" doubt not but to obtaine abaitements in \'our Assess and 
" other public burthens according to the proportion of England, 
"and what further soever I may bee able, I sh.all not bee 
"wantinge in what may promote the happiness and peace of 
" this afflicted people. I shall not troulile ye further, but begg 
"yr prayers and desire you to assure yourselves that I am, 
" Y- faithfull friend and humble ser\-ant, 


" Ed., 5th November, 1G49." 

" I desire }Ou to send me word to Berwick under your 
"hands how farr ye will comply with my desires, by the 12th 
" of November next. 

" I desire you that what is behind of y« Last foure months 
" of y? Twelvemonthly Assess bee in Readiness against itt be 
" called for." 

It will be remembered that General Monk was afterwards 
one of the first to welcome and assist in the restoration of 
His Majesty King Charles IL, of which monarch lie became a 
favorite councillor, and was created by him Duke of Albermarle, 

Mr. John Halkerston had two sons, namel\-, William, 
afterwards of Halkerston Beath, who died 14th October, 1737, 

54 Memoirs or Mv Anxestors. 

and is buried in Ticatli ciiiirchyard, and John, of whom hclow. 

This JOMX HALKMRSTOX was a writer in Dunfermline, 
and is saiti to ha\'e afterwards succeeded his fatlicr in tiic 
ofTice of town-clerk of Culross; he married Janet Rankin, 
daughter of James Rankin, Esq., of Coiden, and of Anne 
Bogie, his spouse. 

Tiic Rankins, Lairds of Coiden, in Kinrosstiire, were 
an ancient funil\- descended from one Sir John de Rankine, 
a Flemish knigiit, who settled in Fife in the ijth century. A 
sister to the James Rankin above mentioned was mother of 
Euphani Dempster, the wife of Captain Robert Allan (see 
p. 39), and tlie famiU- terminated in an heiress, Anne Rankin, 
who, in 17S3, married to David Allan, Esq., uncle to Mrs. 
John McCall. James Rankin was born 30th October, 1652 ; 
both iie and his wife, Anne Bogie died upon the same day, viz., 
24th April, 1732, the one at nine o'clock at night, and the 
other at six in the morning, and the}' \\ere buried in one grave, 
together, at the same time. They were in the 52nd }ear (jf 
their married life, and were aged 79 and 71 years respectively. 
Several grandchildren also died at the same time, which was a 
time of general sickness or plague. There is an old J-Jible 
(date about 1579) now in the possession of Miss Liston, of 
Auldcathie, which had been in the family of IJogie, lairds of 
Kinneston, in Kinrosshire, and was brought by Anne Bogie 
from Kinnestiin when she became Mrs. Rankin (anno 16S0). 
The entries upon the flydeaf are all in the handwriting of her 
son-in-law, John Halkerston, some of which we copy below: 

"23 ffebruarie, ijn, John Halkerston and Janet Rankin 
"gave up their names to be proclaimed in order to marriage. 

" 23d Marc h, Jn. Halkerston ^: Janet Rankine were married 
"at Coiden by Mr. John Gill, minister of the Gospel at Cleish. 
" lohn Halkerston \- Janet Kanken aught this book, 
"God jrive them Grace on it to look. 

Tin: IIai.khkstons. 55 

" Si christum discis, est ; {M^enda ncscis, 

"Si christum ncscis, nihil est; pi^'cnda discis." 

" Culross, Monday, 12th October, 1719, betwixt 11 and 12 
"at night, J. K. brou,L,dit forth a woman child who was bap- 
"tized in the church of Culross by Mr. John Geddes. minister 
" of ye Gospel at Culross, ye 22nd of }-e s'" montii, and called 
" Anne," &c., &c. 

John Halkerston and Janet Rankin had 3 sons and 3 
daughters. Mar^^'aret, the eldest, married to Mr. William 
Geddes (son of the minister of Culross), whose dau,<:;hter, 
Janet Geddes, was the mother of Margaret Ireland, who mar- 
ried to Mr. Henry Liston, minister of Ecclesmachan, brother 
of Mrs. William McCall. Robert, the youngest, married a 
daughter of Johnston of Sands, and had issue ; James, 
William and Marie, died young. 

ANNE H.-\LKERSTON, the second daughter, was born at 
Culross (as above), on 12th October, 1719, and she married at 
the age of 24 to the Rev. Mr. Henry Hardie. She lost her 
husband in the ninth year of their married life, having had 
several children, and she afterwards purchased a small estate, 
called Navity, in Ballingray Parish, where she lived with her 
son for many years, and was known as ' Lady Navity.' Mrs. 
Hardy lived to be S5 years of age, and died on 4th June, 1S05. 
She is the grandmother of Mrs. William McCall, and the great 
grandmother— through another line — of Mrs. John McCall. 



The Anxestors of Agnes Young, wife of the Rev. 
Thomas Hakdy, D.D. Tlie Families of Young, Okr, 
Ckaufurd, Dalkvmple, Hekkies, Coeland, &c. 


The earliest ancestor of this family on record is 
JOHN YOUNG, or ZOUNG. who was the first minister 
at North Berwick, after the Ri fiMrnation, having also the 
charge of Golyn and Akiharn, \\ith a stipend of 200 merks 
yearly. The church of Scotland was, of course, at this 
earl)- time in a somewhat unsettled and unorganized condition, 
and John Young seems to have been man\^ times removed 
•from parish to parish. He left X. Ilerwick in i^f'S, and was 
at Dunse for a sh(jrt time, after Nyhich he took the charge of 
Jedburgh, whence he was removed, in 1570, to Ir\-inc, in 
Ayrshire. He was a member of Convention, 1571, and of the 
Assemblies of the Church luld in March 1572, March 1573, 
April 157O, July and October 15S0. and April 15S1. In 1589 
he was again rcmo\-ed to 1 leith, where also he was the iirst 
minister of the rdormed church, and was a[)|)ointed cne of 
the \isitors of Ayrshire by the Assembh' in 150;. He nar- 
ro\\ly escaped bi nig [ireSLiil at the (.".eiieral Assenddy at 
Aberdeen, 2nd July, 1O05, having arri\ed two da\s after it was 

Tfie Family of Young. 57 

held, but althouc;h approving its proceedings no steps were 
taken against him ; he was called before the privy council of 
Scotland, 15th Februar}-, 1610, for intercommiining with his 
brother-in-law, ' ane knowne trafficquing priest,' and he died 
before the 13th August, 1G22. His wife was Margaret Camp- 
bell, who survived him, and with whom he had at least one 
son, George, of whom below. 

Mr. GEORGL YOUNG was born in 1599, and was served 
heir to his mother, nth January, 1643 ; he studied at the Uni- 
versity of Glasgow, where he was a regent, and obtained his 
degree of Artis Magister before 1635, in wiiich year he was ap- 
pointed minister of Mauchlin, in Ayrshire. He was a member 
of the Commissions of .Assembly, 1642-1644, and was translated 
in the latter year to the High Church, Glasgow, where he was 
admitted on the 26th May, but some difference arising, he was 
in the same year settled at the Collegiate charge, Glasgow. He 
was an assessor to the rector of the University in 164S, and 
Dean of Faculty in 1651-2, when he acted as Commissioner in 
a valuation of Teinds. ^^■ith the majority of his bretheren in 
the church, he adopted the cause of the resolutioners,* and he 
died on 26th March, 1569. 

Mr. Young was twice married, ist to Bessie Sharp, with 
whom he had 3 sons. John, Patrick, and George, and 5 daugh- 
ters, Mary, Margaret, Bessie, Lillias and Nicolas; secondly, 
he married, 4th October, 163S, Eli/abcth, the youngest daughter 
of Mr. John Bell, sen., who survived him. His second son, 

Mr. PATRICK YOUNG, was educated at Glasgow Univer- 
sity, where he was a regent, and about the year 1662 he became 
possessed of the lands of Auchenskeoch, in Colvend parish, in 
the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, which had formerh- belonged 
to the Herries family, and afterwards, on nth June, 1G73, he 
had principal sasine of the lands of Clonyard, &c. His wife 

• The resolulioncrs were those who adhorcd to tlie cause of King Chiirles II., 
after the murder of his fatlier, sxhile the otlier paitv, called I'rotetters, inclined 
rather to a union with the triunii-hant rc]iuljlicans. 

58 Memoirs of Mv Anxestors. 

was Janet Cutler, Ly whom he had at least three sons, William, 
John, and George. Mr. McKerlie, in his ' History of Lands 
and their owners in Galloway,' tells us that the second son, 
John, had sasine of the j-inerk land of Auchenskeoch in 
March i66g (but wh\- does not appear), and the property seems 
to have come into the possession of the eldest son William, on 
6th July, 1709, We find a stone to William Young, of Auch- 
enscuoh, in the old churchyard there, which is no doubt the 
same (" Here lyc^ Janet Cutler, spans to Patrick Yoioif;, of Aiiehen- 
sceoh, who departed iGth of March, i6gi, crtatis 52, and Williani 
Young, of Aiichenscuoh, n-ho died gth March, 1713" j, and William 
Young was succeeded by his son Alexander, who married Mary 
Herries, and the land subsequently passed out of the possession 
of the family. The youngest son, George Young, was brought 
up for the ministry, as appears below, and there is an old book 
in the possession of the family, which is dedicated to Mr. 
Young, of Auchenskeoch, congratulating him upon the success 
of his son, the minister of Hutton. 

Mr. GEORGE YOUNG, .A.M., was born in 1676, and was 
educated at St. Andrew's University, where he graduated 6th 
March, 1696. He was licensed by the presbytery of Linlith- 
gow on 22nd May, 1700, and ordained to the ministry of 
Hutton and Corrie, in Dumfries-shire, 7th May, 1702. Sub- 
sequent to 1770 he had also the charge of Whitekirk, which 
was fallen off from the jiarish ; he was succeeded in the 
benefice by his third son, William, of whom presentl}', and he 
died 14th February, 1749, in the 74th year of his age, and 
47th of his ministrv. He married Sophia, daughter to the 
Rev. Mr. John Mcin, .A.^L, minister of Westerkirk, with whom 
he had 4 sons and 6 daughters, v'\/.., John, George, William 
and Henry; Elizabeth, Sophia, Kirstin (Cliristian), Mar\-, 
Margaret and Alison. 

John Miin, A.M., born 1G52, w.ts lanrc.itcd at tlie Edinburph Vni- 
vcT.sity, Kith -\u;^u->t, lij'.ri. Licensed by the presbytery of Kelso on tlie 
ICth of February, in tlie last mentioned year, he was instituted in 10'J3 

Tin; Family of Young. 59 

to the ministry ot Wcstrrkirk, near li.inrliolm, in Puiiifries-sliire, and he 
died Ist May, 1720, leaving; a daughti r, Sojiliia, married to the Rev. Mr. 
George Yourf;, minister of llulton. Slic had 10 cliildien. as above, and 
died in November, ITiH). 

Mr. WILLI.J^M YOUNG, born 29th October, 1710, was 
presented to tlie charge of Hutton and Corrie, in succession 
to his father, by George, Marquis of Annandale, September 
1793, and was ordained assistant and successor on 29th Dec- 
ember following. He ministered here for nearly 25 \ears, and 
died 2gth June, 1761, in the 51st year of his age. Mr. Young 
married (contract dated ist June, 1750) Agnes Orr, daughter 
to the Rev. Mr. Alexander Orr, minister of Hoddam, with 
whom he had two sons and a daughter, naineh', George, who 
died unmarried ; Alexander, of Harburn, W'.S., died 1S42, in 
his 85th year (whose son, ]Villi\vii, assumed the surname of 
Herries in addition to his own, and by his wife, the Hon. 
Amelia de Saumarez, was father of Alexander Young-Herries, 
Esq., of Spottes, Galloway, the present representative of the 
family) ; and .-\gnes, of whom below. 

AGNES YOUNG, the only daughter, was born in 1762, 
and on 2Sth June, 17S0, married to the Rev. Mr. Thomas 
Hardy, minister of Ballingray, with whom she had nine 
children. She possessed a superior and highly cultured mind, 
entered with great interest into charitable and benevolent 
work in her husband's parish, and was universally respected 
and beloved by all who knew her. Mrs. Hardy died very 
suddenly while walkint: in the a\enue at Charlesfield, on 4th 
June, 1S12, and is buried with her husband at Canongate 
churcln'ard, Edinburgh. Her youngest daughter, Sophia 
Hardy, married to Mr. Robert .\llan, F.R.S., Ed., &c., and is 
mother of Mrs. John McCall. 

The arms borne b\' this family of YOUNG are: Argent 
three piles sable, on a chief "f the last as many a>imilets or. Crest : 
A lion issuing out 0/ a i^reath gules, holding a sic'ord in pale proper. 

6o MiiMoiR?; OF Mv Ancestors. 


The surname of Orr is of hish antiquity; we have seen it 
mentioned in writs of James IV. 's time, and the present family 
is traditional!}' said to be ilescended from a writer to the signet 
of the name in Edinburgh, in the reign of Queen Mary. The 
Orrs are not at the present time numerous in Edinburgh, but 
are more frequently to be met with in Glasgow and about 
Renfrewshire, where there are some heritors of the name. Our 
pedigree commences with 

Mr. ALEXANDER ORR, A.M., who was born about 1650 ; 
he was educated at the Glasgow University, where he studied 
for the ministry, and took his degree 13th July, 1671. This, 
it will be remembered, was the time oi the persecution, as it is 
emphatically called, and Mr. Orr being a prominent person 
among the Covenanters, and bringing himself into collision with 
the Priv_\' Council, which was trying to force prelacy upon the 
Church of Scotland, and likely, it was said, to end in poperj-, he 
suffered great privations in that behalf, and according to tradi- 
tion in the family, was chained on his back for six weeks, in 
prison, for baptizing his own child, after haN'ing been formally 
deprived of the exercise of spiritual functions. A letter to him 
from his wife, dated Kilbarchan, 19th September, 168S, seems 
to have been written by her either in prison, or else in hiding 
from their persecutors. He steadily refused the offer of the In- 
dulgence* made to him by the Government, and it was not until 

• Thougli refusing the Iitdulriinre, — which Wiis a sort of license to preach with- 
out interference on tlie jiart of the Ciovernmcnt, on tlie holder coniplyinj^ with 
certain regulations, — Mr. Alexander Orr seems to have identilied himself with 
what was known as the moihrate jiarty in the church. — that paity, namely-, which 
was willing to acknowledge the king's interest, and would be content with a free 
exercise of their own religion, without insisting on the Divine right of Presbytery, 
with full power to predominate over all other forms of worship ; conceiving it best, 
in fact, to limit tliiir demands to what it might be possible to attain. But those 
who urged these modern views termed by the more rigid sectaries, Eriistiaux and 

The Family or Okr. 6i 

after the Revolution, thnt he was regularly appointed, in 16S9, 
to the ministry of Buith, in Ayrshire, and he was a member 
of Assembly in 1692 ; translated to Alyth in 1699, he declined 
for some reason to accept the charge, and having a call to St. 
Quivox, he was admitted there 31st July, 1700, where he con- 
tinud to minister until his death, 2Sth September, 1710. He 
married Barbara, daughter to William Craufurd, Esq., of 
Auchinames, with whom he had at least 2 sons, Alexander, of 
whom below, and Aicliibdld. born 24th Julv, 1691. 

Mr. ALEXANDER ORR, of Hazelside, the elder son, was 
born in 16S6, he was brought up for the same profession as his 
father ; was licensed by the presbytery 22nd June, 1715, and in 
the following year was called to the charge of Muirkirk, in .Ayr- 
shire, where he was admitted, 5th June, 1717. On 26th Feb- 
ruary, 1729, he had a call to Hoddain, in Dumfries-shire, which 
he accepted, and was admitted there on the loth July following, 
where he ministered with great conscientiousness and reputa- 
tion for eight and thirty years, and he died on igth June, 1767, 
in the Sist year of his age, and the 51st of his ministry. Mr. 
Orr married, in 1722, Agnes, the eldest daughter and co-heir 
of John Dalrjmple, Esq., of \\'atersidc, with whom he had 
3 sons, 

(i.) Alexander, who succeeded to Waterside in right of his 
mother, 1766. and died before 17SS, leaving 2 sons, 
John. Surgeon, Hon. East India Company's service, 
and WilHain, Colonel, Hon. East India Compan\'s 
service, who was drowned at sea \\ith the whole of 
his family. 

Laodiceanx, and accounted bj- tlicm "a snare upon Mizjiali, and a net spread upon 
Tabor." It may be mentioned, in passinR, that this singular mode of expressing 
themselves in tlie language of the ancient fatliers, was by no means uncommon 
among the old Puritans; who concci\cd themselves, a sort of chosen people sent 
fortli to extirpate tlie lieathen like the Jews of obi, and they applied the latter's 
writings and jirojihecies to tlair own case, ;,'eneially in a most indi-criniinate 
manner, and in some instances witli even ludicrous ellect. 

62 Memoirs of My Anxestors. 

(ii.) Patrick, born 12th October, 1727. 

(iii.) John, emigrated to \'irginia, and has descendants in 

' that country. 
And 3 daughters, 
(1.) Agnes, of whom presently. 

(2.) Barbara, born loth October, 1723, married 5th October, 
1767, to the Re\'. Mr. John Craig, minister of Kirk- 
patrick-b'leming (afterwards of Ruthwell), and died 
5th January, 1S04, leaving a son, Alexander, factor to 
Murray of Broughton ; and a daughter, Agnes, mar- 
ried to the Rev. Henry Duncan, D.D., the succeeding 
incumbent to her father in Ruthwell. 
(3.) Susan, married (176S) to her first cousin, William 

Murra}-, Esq., younger, of Murraythwaite. 
AGNES ORR, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Mr. Alex- 
ander Orr and Agnes Dalrymple, was born 9th November, 
1722, and died on nth June, 1S09, and was buried in the 
Canongate churchyard, in Edinburgh. She married, on ist 
June, 1750, to the Rev. Mr. William Young, minister of 
Hutton, with whom she had a daughter, Agnes, married to 
Dr. Thomas Hardy, of Charlcsfield, who had, with other 
children, a daughter, Sophia Hardy, the mother of Mrs. John 

This family bore : Giilcs tlirce piles in point argent with a 
bordure of ilie same, on a chief or, a torleau between two crosses 
crossht fitchee of the first. Crest: A cornucopia proper. Motto: 


The und(jubted ancestor of this family is Sir RANALD or 
REGINALD DE CRAUFURD, a person of great distinction 
in tlie affairs of Scotland in the dajs of King William L, 

Thk Family of CRAUFUKn. 63 

who acquired the extensive tiaronv of Lcnidonn, in Ayrshire, 
by marriage with Margaret de Loudoun, the sole heiress, 
about the j-car 1200. He is styled ' Vicecomes de Air,' an here- 
ditary office, similar to that of Hip^h Sheriff of the county, and 
he died in 1226, bein.e^ succei-ded bv his son. 

HUGH DE CRAUFURD, of Loudoun, heritable sheriff 
of Ayrshire, who died in 1246, leaviuij two sons, (i.) Hup;h de 
Craufurd, who succeeded his father in Loudoun, and whose 
daughter, Margaret Craufurd, married to Sir Malcolm Wallace, 
of Eldersley, and was mother of the immortal patriot. Sir 
William Wallace ; and (ii.) Ranald, or Reginald, of Crosbie, 
of whom below. 

Sir REGINALD CRAUFURD, who acquired the fourteen 
pound land of Crosbie, in .Ayrshire, was also a person of great 
eminence, and one of the valiant supporters of Robert le 
Bruce in his arduous attempts to restore Scottish liberty. He 
distinguished himself at the memorable battle of Bannock- 
burn, in 1314, and afterwards had the twelve pound land of 
Auchinamci, in Renfrewshire, conferred upon him by King 
Robert in 1320, in recognition of his seasonable services. 

RANALD CRAUFURD, of Auchinames and Crosbie, 
witnesses a charter of Robert, the High Steward, in 1358, and 
is supposed to be a son to the preceding Sir Reginald. 

THOM.\S CRAUFURD, of .\uchinames, is the next men- 
tioned, and is stated to be grandson to Sir Reginald Craufurd ; 
he succeeded to the estates of .Auchinames and Crosbie, and 
had also the six-pound land of Manock and Gills, the live- 
merkland of Auldmuir, and the five-merkland of Whiteside, all 
in the shire of Ayr. " .\s this gentleman was possessed of a 
very fair estate," says Nisbet, " so he was zealous to bestow a 
part of it upon those uses which were then judged to contribute 
most to the promoting of piety, and procuring Salvation, 
both for his own soul, and to the souls of his near relations," 
as appears from a charter dated 24th October, 1401, resigning 
certain lands to the monks of Paisley for the perpetual endow- 

64 Mi:moiks of Mv Anci-stors. 

merit of a cliapcl in tlic parisli of Kill>,ircliaii, to be sacred to 
St. Mar)- the \'ir^Mn, " pro salute aniiiue inc;e," as it is ex- 
pressed ill the charter, " et aniinaruin uxoruin inearum, et 
anim;e Re^'inaldi de Craufiuxl, avi inei, . . . et aniinarum 
omniiiin tidcHuin dcfiinctoruin," lVc. Tliomas Craufurd mar- 
ried the daughter and heiress of Malcolm Galbraith, with 
whom lie had a son, Archibald, who succeeded him. 

This ARCHIBALD CKAUFURD had a charter of the 
family estates upon the resi;;nation of his father, f^ranted by 
King James I., in the 21st year of his reign, being the year 
1427. He is stated to have married Margaret Douglas, 
daughter and co-heir of Sir William Douglas, of Peircetoun, 
with whom he had 2 sons, Robert, who succeeded him, and 
Thomas, ancestor to the Craufurds of Thirdpart. 

ROBERT CRAUFURD, of Auchinames, was twice mar- 
ried, firstly to Isobel Douglas, a sister of Archibald, si.xth Earl 
of Angus, (who married Margaret, of England, sister to King 
Henry VHI.) ; aiul secondly, to Marion, daughter to Houstoun 
of Houstoun, b\- whom he had (at least) three sons, namely, 
James, Henry, and Robert. He accompanied King James I\'. 
to the fatal battle of Fiodden, and there lost his life, 9th 
September, 1513. 

JAMES CRAUI'URD, of Auchinames, the eldest son to 
the preceding Rubert, had sasine of the estates i8th June, 
14S4, during his father's lifetime. He gave a charter of the 
lands of \\'liiti.side to \\'illiam Wallace, of Craigie, on 4th 
November, I52(), ami was succeeded by his son, 

THOMAS CRAUl'URD, of Auchinames, who married 
Marion Montgomery, daughter to the laird of Hazelhead, and 
died in 1541, leaving three sons, all successively lairds of 
Auchinames, vi/., 

(i.) John, of Anchinanies, married Giles, daughter to W'illiam 
CunninglKiiiic, seccuid laird of Craigcndsr but was 
killed at tlie battle of Pinkie, loth September, 1547, 
without i>-uc. 

Thk Family or Craii-ukd. 65 

(ii.) \\'illiai'n succeeded to his brother Jolm, and married 
Aiinabelia Chalmers, daughter to Chalmers of Gad- 
girth, with whom he had one son, JaDics, who pre- 
deceased him, leaving; an only child, Jane Craufurd, 
heiress of Crosbie. 

And (iii.) Patrick, of whom below. 

PATRICK CRAUFURD, the youngest son of Thomas 
Craufurd, inherited Auchinames on the death of his brother 
William, and is formally infeft 13th April, 15S5, but he lost 
the land of Crosbie, which descended to the grand daughter of 
his brother William, .'\uchinames married a daughter of John 
Frazer, third laird of Knock, and had a son, William, who 
predeceased him. 

This WILLIAM CRAUFURD had married Margaret 
Houstoun, daughter to Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk — the 
marriage contract being dated loth October, 15S7 — and had 
an only son, Patrick, who succeeded to his grandfather. 

PATRICK CRAUFURD is seized of Auchinames on the 
death of his grandfather Patrick, and also acquired Crosbie, 
the old possession of the family, by marriage with his second 
cousin, Jane, the daughter and sole heiress of James Craufurd, 
of Crosbie. He died in January, 1649, leaving six sons, 
namely, (i.1 William, of whom presentl}' : (ii.) James W.S. who 
was father to Mr. Patrick Craufurd, Councillor of Law, at 
London ; (iii.1 Captain Robert. (A Nethermains : (iv.) John : 
(v.) Patrick : (vi.) Hugh, minister of Cumnock ; besides several 

WILLIAM CRAUFURD, of Auchinames, was infeft in the 
twelve pound land of Auchinames, 12th Mav, 1649. He married 
Anna Lamont, daughter of Sir Colin Lamont, of Ineryne, 
Argyllshire, and of Barbara Semple, daughter to Robert, fourth 
Lord Semple, his wife. They hatl an only son, Archibald, after- 
wards of .Auchinames. who died without male issue, and several 
daughters : liarbara married to the Rev. Mr. .Mexander Orr, as 

66 ^fKMOIRS or ^^v An'ckstors. 

below, another daiisHtcr married to Houstoun, of Houstoun, 
another to Kennedy, of Kilbcnzie, and a fourth to Boyd, of 

The LAMONTS, of Ai;;_vloKlnrc, wore a family of hit;h antiquity and 
great respectability, dntinp, it is said, from the 11th century. Some 
interesting particulars of tlani are t-'iven in ' Skene's Highland Clans.' 

The SE.MI'LES trace their pedigree to Ivobert de Senipill, who wag 
steward or chamberlain of Kcufrew in Alexander III.'s reign, and whose 
name appears among the witnesses to a charter of Malcolm, Earl of 
Lennox, in I'iSO. Tlie lineage is in Dour/las' Peerage. They bore Arg. 
a chevron cJiecqtnj pu. ami of the field betueen titrce bugles sa. garnished 
of the second. Motto : KEEP TKYSTE. 

BARISAKA CKAL'I'URI), daughter to the last mentioned 
William, of Aucliinaincs, married the Rev. Mr. Ale.xander 
Orr, minister of I-5eitii, and afterwards of St. Quivo.x (see 
p. 6i). There is a letter which was written by her to her hus- 
band, Mr. Orr, dated Kilbarchan, September igth, ibSS ; and 
Mrs. Campbell Robertson has a book which belonged to Mrs. 
Orr, ha\ing been given to her by her mother ; on the fly-leaf 
is wxiiien " Barbara Craitfurd a!i,i;ht litis book, Anne Lamont, 
" Lady Auchinamcs." Hergrantl daughter, Agnes Orr, married 
to the Rev. Mr. William Young, whose daughter, Agnes, is the 
grandmother of Agnes Allan, wife of Mr. John McCall, as is 
more particular!}' set forth in other parts of this work. 

The most ancient bearings of the Craufurds, of Auchinames, 
were: Ardent, two spears sallircicisc. Crest ; ,-1 plurni.x in flames 
proper, with tlie motto C,OU SHAW THE RIGHT. The 
bearing of two spears in saltire was, according to tradition in 
the family, granted to the first laird of Auchinames by King 
Robert I., as a special mark of ro\al fa\or, the device being 
allusi\'e to his achievements at Bannockburn. 


D.-\Ll'i\'M PLII has been one of the leading surnamcB in 
A\rshire and Dumfriesshire e\er since the time when sur- 

Thk Family of Dalkympi.e. 67 

names first began to be used. It is of local origin, being 
taken from the barony of Dalryinple in the first mentioned 
county, which, after having been lield by the family for at least 
three generations, was alienated about the year 1371, by 
Malcolm and Hugh de Dalrymple to John Kennedy, of Dunure. 

John Dalrymple held lands in Edinburgh in 13G9, and was 
provost of that burgh in 1392, and for many generations this 
was one of the leading burgess families there. Gilbert de 
Dalrympill was one of the Scotch prisoners released out of 
the Tower of London, 12th April, 1412, and the Earls of 
Stair trace their pedigree to a William Dalrymple, who 
acquired Stair by marriage with Agnes Kennedy, sole heiress 
of that barony, about the year 1450. 

According to popular legend the Dalrymples of Waterside 
were descended from some of the old clergy of Durisdeer, and 
it is seen that the family held the lands of Inglistoun and 
Annistoun, lying within the barony of Durisdeer, for nearly 
100 years. John de Dalrymple had a charter of these lands, 
dated 20th April, 139S, from ' his kinsman,' Robert Stewart, 
Lord of Durisdeer, and they were resigned by John Dalrvmple, 
sometime of Laich, to his superior, William Stewart, of 
Rosyth, Baron of Durisdeer, about the year 1495. Stoddart, 
in his " Scottish Arms." says that Duncan Dalrumpill, who 
had a charter of King Robert III., confirming to him the office 
of Toshia-Daroche in Nithsdale, was probably the ancestor of 
the Waterside family. The first distinct mention of the name 
in connexion with this estate, is Morrise Dalrymple, in Water- 
side, who, in I55>', sat on an assize together with John 
Dalrymple, of Stair. 

Waterside is in the parish of Keir, in Dumfriesshire, three 
miles for Thornhill, and lies on the right bank of the Scar, 
just above where the latter Hows into the river Nith. 

MALCOLM DALRVMPLE. in Waterside, is mentioned 
in 15S5 as having intcrcommuned with the Earl of Morton, 
.and again Malcolm is mentioned in 1619. 

68 Mf.moirs of My Axcf.stors. 

JOHN DALRYMPLE, of Waterside, who died in 1625, 
aged 65, buried in Keir churchyard, may be a son, or perhaps 
brother of the forej^oing Malcoiin. He liad 2 sons, vi/., John, 
of wliom below, and Malcohn, who is witness to a sasine of 
Waterside, in September, 1633. The elder son, 

JOHN DALRYMPLK, in 1629, had a wadset (mortgage) 
over the property of Waterside in security of 4,000 uierks bor- 
rowed from him by Robert Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale, and 
Dame Elizabeth Beaumont, his spouse, and in the following 
year, namely, on 23rd February, 1630, the estate of Waterside, 
with which his ancestors had long been connected, came for- 
mally into his possession b}- charter of that date, to be holden 
of the Earls of Nithsdale. The witnesses to the charter are 
James Maxwell, of Tinwald, Thomas Grierson. of Barjarg, John 
Grierson, of Nether Keir, and provost John Corsane, of Dum- 
fries. Mr. John Dalrymple's wife was Kathcrine Thompson, by 
whom he had several children, of whom may be mentioned 
John, who succeeded him, of whom below. 

JOHN DAERYMPLE, of Waterside, had a charter of 
9th August, 1671, as son and lieir to his father, from John 
^Laxwell, Earl of Nithsdale ; the witnesses are William, 
son of the Earl, and Thomas Dalr\mple. apothecar\-. He 
had to wife Elizalieth, daughter of Mr. William Herries, 
of Harthwaite, and tlie_\' had many children. A daughter, 
narr.ed Isobel, was married to the Rev. Mr. .\lex. Ba\ne, 
minister of Keir, whose daughter, Mary, married the Rev. Mr. 
William l-'orrester, minister of St. Mungo, and afterwards 
of Carstairs, and their grand-daughter, Robina P'orrester, was 
Mrs. Thomas Hardy, of l^dinburgh (see ji. 49). Another 
daughter, Kathcrine, died 19th January, 1752, and is buried 
at Keir. The eldest son was John Dalr) inpic, who succeeded, 
of whom presentl)'. 

Mr. William Herries, merchant burf,'ess of Edinburgh, had an only sou 
Kobcrt, who was cdiicatecl for the ministry and laun.'ated at the KdinlnuRh 
I'niversily, on 2-2nd Fcl)uiary. \Wi. He wa'^ i>resented to the benefice 

Thi-: Family of Dalkymple. 69 

and VicaraRO nf niyfo-liilc for Prysdalo* by Kin- .T.-imc!; VI., 21tU Dec, 
ICIC, he sisnefl tlie petition in favor of the liliertie^ of tlic Kirk. 27tli .Tune, 
lt;i7, and wa,; made hnvfte?'; of Kdinl,iin;li, 17th .Tune. 1(;20. Hi.s wife was 
Janet Macki-on of the parish of S.>utli I,.ith. wlioni he married on lOtli 
September, li;i8, and %vitli ^^}lom lie had a son, William Herries, of 
Harthwaite an.l Ilalldykes, who nianied Mai ion, dau-hter to the Rev. Mr. 
Francis MeGill, and is father of F.lii-ahcth Herries who married to Mr. 
John Pahymple, laird of \Vaterside, as ahove. 

The MeGILLS are numerous in Galloway and are .supposed to be 
descended from a son of Earl Gille, a Nor.seman, who was a powerful 
border chief in the reicn of Macbeth, and married a sister of Sifrurd II. of 
Orkney, who died in the year 1014. Mr. Francis JIcGiU liorn in ir,.s;( was 
licensed by the presbytery of Jedburgh. Oth November. ICll, instituted to 
the ministry of Kirkmich.Tl. Duuifries-shire in 1(120, and continued to 
minister there until his death, 2i^lh February, 1G(',4, The Kev, Mr. 
McGill married on 31st May, 1020, Elizabeth McMoran, who died 21st 
March, 1G70, at the great a-e of !).3. and with her he had two daughters, 
Margaret, who appears to have predeceased him, and :Marion. The latter, 
who was served heir to her father, May, ir,fil, mairied to Mr. \Viniam 
Herries of Harthwaite, and their daughter Elizabeth was man-ied to Jlr. 
John Dalrymple of Waterside, as before. 

Mr. JOHN DALRYMPLE of" Waterside, the son of John 
Dalrymple and Elizabeth Hcnies, fourth of the name in 
succession, had a precept of Claix- Constat dated 24th August, 
1697, as son and heir to his father, by William, Earl of 
Nithsdale, and on 4th March, 1710 he had a charter of lands, 
and superiority of the forty shillin;,' land of Waterside, with 
consent of James Ma.xwell of Gribton. He was Chamberlain 
to the Duke of Oueensberry, whose receipts appear signed by 
him from 30th November, 1708 to 13th M.trch, 1730, when he 
was succeeded in the otTice by his second son, William, who 
continued until 174S. His wife Agnes Copland, daughter 
to Provost John Copland of Dumfries (see p. 70), with whom 
he had two sons, ;ind three tiaughlers. viz. : 

(i.) Hugh, died 27th March, JJ22. aged z^. 

(ii.) William, of Waterside, died unmarried 21st March, 
1760, a,ged 58 and is buried at Keir. 

(i.) Agnes, of whom presentl}'. 


(2.) Susan, married to Dugald Maxwell, Esq. of Cowhill, 
and has descendants. 

(3.) Elizabeth, married to William Murray, Esq., of Murray- 
thwaite, and has descendants. (See Burke's Landed 
Gentry. 1879.) 

Waterside died 20th July, 1731, aged 65, and is buried in 
Keir churchyard, being succeeded by his second, but eldest 
surviving son, William, who died unmarried, and the estates 
devolved upon his sisters. 

AGNES DALRYMPLE the eldest daughter, born in 1697, 
was married to the Rev. Mr. Alexander Orr, minister of Muir- 
kirk, and afterwards of Hoddam, and became coheiress of 
Waterside with her sisters Susan and Elizabeth, on the death 
of their brother in March, 1760. Mrs. Orr herself survived 
her brother only two months, and dying in May 1760, left 
besides other children, a daughter, Agnes, who married to the 
Rev. Mr. William Young, minister of Hutton Corrie. and is 
great grandmother to Mrs. John McCall ; and a son, Alex- 
ander Orr, W.S., who by special arrangement between the 
heirs portioners became possessed of Waterside, 8th August, 
1766. The estate at this time comprised the fort\- shilling 
land of ^^'aterside ; the seven merk land of Kirkpatrick, 
called the Gait, comprehending the dominical lands of the 
same ; Upper and Nether Bascar, all except Waterside lying 
within the parishes of Closeburn and Dalgarno ; the fourteen 
shilling land of Lochfoot called the Merkland, and part of the 
lands of Cowi:ill in the parish of Holywood, all pertaining to 
the said Alexander, &c. 

In consequence of the failure in 1772, Messrs. Douglas 
Heron and Co.'s Bank, which half ruined most of the smaller 
lairds in Dumfries-shire, and to meet the pecuniary rights of 
his children, Mr. .Vlexander Orr found it necessary to sell 
Waterside, and it was j)urchased by George Hoggan, Esq., 
the ancestor of the present projirietor, for ^"4,300, the charter 
of sale bearing date 6th August, 17S2. 

The Family of Copland. 71 

Tlie arms of the Dalryniples of Waterside were Or, on a 
saltin- azure, nine lozenges of the field, witliin a bordiire engrailed 
gules. For CTCsl; a rock proper. Motto, FIRM. 


' The family of Copland," says Dr. Ramage, of Wallace 
Hall, ■ seems, like the Lauries, of Maxwelltown, the Corsanes, 
of Meiklckiiox, and other noted families of Dumfriesshire, to 
have been honorable burj,'esses of Dumfries, and to have raised 
themselves to eminence by their industry and integrity.' The 
Coplands claim to have sprung from a Yorkshire knight, who 
captured King David II. at the memorable battle of Neville's 
Cross. The first of the name which we have seen mentioned 
is John Copland, 12th October. 160S. in a general inquest, 
where he is styled merchant burgess of Dumfries and heir to 
John Copland, his second cousin. Then in St. Michael's 
churchyard, in Dumfries, there is a stone, with the date 1620, 
to John Copland, no doubt the same John who is designated 
burgess of Dumfries. Coming down some seventy vears, the 
next stone to be found bears the words, "Here lyes the body of 
John Copland, of Dalheattie, late Provost of Dumfries, i.-ho died 
February, 1695. aged 7S years, vpon ic'hose soid Almighty God 
have Mercie and Pity." He was therefore born in 1617, and 
may be the son of the before mentioned John, who died in 
1620. Mr. McDowall tells us that he was chief magistrate in 
1680-1-2 and J. during which period the persecution of the 
Covenanters raged over the district, and such svmpathy with 
its victims was shown by him and his immediate predecessors, 
Provost.s Bishop and Craik, that Claverhouse complained of 

72 Memoirs or Mv Ancestors. 

them to his superior officer, designating tiicni ironically as 
" the li'dl-affcded magistrates of Diunfrics."* 

The lands of which Mr. John Cojiland was possessed in the 
parish of Holj'wood, but which have long since passed out 
of the family, comprised the 40/- land of Gulliehill ; the 20/- 
land of Dardryne : the two merkland of Marteinlon ; one 
mark lands of Fuird, Over Broomrig and Spreard ; the 10/- 
land of Mid-Broomrig ; and the 6/8 land of Stewarton. Mr. 
Provost John Copland married Agnes Hairstanes, by whom he 
had at least i son and i daughter, viz. : — 

William, who was retoured heir, 20th May, 16S7, during 
his father's lifetime, and was twice provost of Dum- 
fries. He died in 17 15. 

And Agnes, who married Mr. John Dalrymple, of Waterside, 
and is great-great-great grandmother, in direct female 
line, of Mrs. John McCall. 

The familv is now represented by Charles Copland, Esquire, 
lineally descended from the above mentioned William Cop- 
land ; who succeeded to the family estates on the death of his 
brother William, who was killed by a fall from his horse in 
Hyde Park, in i.Sjo. 

• John Graliameof Clavt-rhouse has been felicitously characterized by Sir Walter 
Scott as uniting; the seemingly inconsistent qualities of courage with cruelty, and a 
disinterested and devoted loyalty to his prince, with a disregard of the rights of his 
fellow-subjects. He was the uuscruimlous ageut of the Scottish jaivy council in 
carrying out the merciless severities of the Government against the nonconformists 
during the reigns of Charles II. and James VII. ; but it must not be forgotten that 
he afterwards redeemed his character by the zeal and chivalrous loyalty with which 
he asserted the cause of the latter monarch after the lievoliition, by the consummate 
military skill with which he supported it at the battle of Killiecraukie, and by his 
own death in the arms of xictory. 



On the Heraldic Bearixc.s of some oe the Families 
mentioned in 

McCALL. — There are two distinct coat of arms at the 
present time borne by different branches of the McCall family. 
We shall treat first of the more ancient bearing which appears 
on an old silver seal that belonged to Mr. Samuel McCall, of 
Glasgow (1681-1759), and has ever since been borne by some of 
his descendants; this is: Azure a phcon argent on a chief of the 
last two spur-rowels and part of the spur gules. The pheon 
(which is the emblem of human life) and the stars, or spur- 
rowcls, were the ancient bearings of the McAu]a\s of Ardin- 
caple, upon which the above coat has doubtless been founded. 
The first record extant of the arms for the name of McCauU 
js in the ^\'orkman's MS. (anno ifi23), ' Argent, a pheon po}'nt 
upwards, azure, bet\\ixt two stars (or mollets) in chief gules,' 
which is verv similar to the coat above stt down, except that 
the tinctures are countcrchanged for difference, and the 
position of the pheon, — which is now borne with the point in 
base, — is re\'ersed. The Crest \\hich accompanies this shield 
on the old seal referred to, is : \ grifiin's head between wings, 
and this has been used by some of the family until coin- 
parativeK- recent times, but has now gi\en place eiuirel)- to a 
leg in armour as exiilained belmv. 


Mkmoiks of My Axcestors. 

The more modern arms of McCall, wliich are now used bj' 
many of the familj-, were assumed by the sons of Mr. James 
McCall, of Braehcad, at some time previous to 1805, but no 
steps were taken to register them until 1S63, in which year 
there was a patent of the Lord Lyon, King at Arms, granted 
to the late Mr. James McCall, of Daldowie, dated September 
ist, and setting forth the blazon as follows : Gules two arrows 
saltircwise between three buckles, argent, surmounted by a 
fesse checqu\- of the second, and sable, within a bordure 
engrailed or. This coat also is founded upon the bearings of 
the clan Macaulay, and to explain properly its origin, it will be 
necessary to premise that the Macaulays, themselves, changed 
their arms to indicate vassalage to the Stewarts, Earls, and 
afterwards Dukes, of Lennox, of whom Ardincaple was held. 
They took the fesse checquy of Stewart, adding the buckles 
of the Lennox branch, and expanding their pheon or arrow- 
head into crossed arrows. Thus the McCalls founded their 
more modern arms upon this bearing of the Macaulays, differ- 
encing the tinctures and adding the bordure, which is a 
frequent manner of indicating the origin or descent of one 
family from another. 

The crest granted with this shield is : A leg in armour 
couped at the calf proper, and spurred or ; with the motto 
DULCE PERICULUM, which is also a .Macaulay bearing ; 
and it has been said that this Crest and Motto are now 
universally borne by the family, though some use the older 
shield, and some the more modern. Both these, as has been 
seen, point to the same origin, and there is nothing incon- 
gruous or inconsistent in the using of either, although the former 
may possess the more fitting heraldic significance, as the 
McCalls were a separate family in Dumfries-shire before 
the change referred to took place in the arms of the parent 

Hi:KALni( I'liAKiNc.s. 75 

DUNDAS. — The arms of Dumlas, — Arj^cnt, a lion ram, 
pant, gules, — are founded upon the beaiin.i; of Cospatricus- 
comes the proj:;cnitor of the faiiiil\- with which they are almost 
identical, saving only the tinctures which are changed for 
difference, and the bonhirc of roses omitted. This latter was 
carried by Cospatrick as an augmentation to liis arms, and 
affords a beautiful illustrati(.)n of the conception of fitness by 
the early heralds, having been granted to the hrst bearer as a 
special mark of honor in recognition of his ser\'ices in preserving 
the peace of the border between Scotland and England. 

These arms have ever since been borne b}- the Dundas of 
Dundas, and the Arniston famil\- use the same, within a bor- 
dure azure, as borne bv the present laird. Sir James Dundas, 
the father of Mrs. William McCall, howe\'er, had the bordure 
ermine in allusion to his official capacitv as a senator of the 
College of Justice. The crest worn without difference b_\' the 
families of Dundas and of Arniston is: .\ lion"s head aftronte 
strugglint: throuLdi an oak bush. Motto: ESSAYMZ. 

LISTON. — The arms of this famiK', as on page 23, are 
said to be of great anticpntx-. The Right Hcui. Sir Robert 
Listen, G.C.B., (who was a second cousin to Mrs. William 
McCall), registered the coat at the Lyon office in 1S17, and was 
granted for crest an antique plough proper, which he took to 
shew his descent from a farmer, and the motto, with this crest, 
POCO A POCO, was intended to convey I'urrow b\- I'urrow 
■ — allusive to the plough. Sir R(jbert, on his being constituted 
(in icSij) a knight grand crossol the Most Honourable .Military 
Order of the liath, was granted supporters to his arms, ' in con- 
sideration,' as it is exi:)ressed in the grant, ' of his great Merit, 
Prudence, \'irtue. Generosity, X'aloiir and Loyalty." These were, 
on either side of his shield. An owl, wings ele\ated proper. 

76 Memoirs of Mv Anxestors. 

charged on the breast with a crescent, argent within an orle of 
seven estoiles or, in the claw an ohve branch also proper ; the 
crescent and stars being no doubt taken from the arms of 
Turkey, to which country he was British Ambassador for 
man)' years. 

SCOT of Thirlstane. — There appears to have been two 
families of Scot who, at the time when armorial insignia came 
into use, assumed two distinctive shields. The one was Scot 
of Balwyrie, who bore : Argent, three lion's heads, erased 
gules; the other, the ancestor of the Scots of Buccleuch, 
Thirlstane, &c., bore a mullet and two crescents. Sir Richard 
le Scot, who, in the reign of Robert le Bruce, married the 
daughter and heiress of Murthockstone of that Ilk, assumed 
the cognizance of that house, which was : Or, a bend azure, 
into his own armorial bearings, disposing thereon his crescents 
and star. The use of the double tressure, taken from the 
royal arms, was a special grant of augmentation to John Scot 
and his successors, for his services to King James V., as is 
explained on page 26, where also the significance ot the motto 
is explained, but the use of six spears or lances as crest, seems 
to be more ancient than the date of that grant of augmenta- 
tion, as they appear accompanying the arms on a ver\- old 
plate of lead in the possession of the family, which must be at 
least as old as the 15th century. 

SCOTT of Buccleuch.— This family represented the direct 
line of descent from Sir Richard le Scot, of Murthockstone, 
and bore the crescents and star upi,in the bend, without differ- 
ence, as upon page 34: there have been many other families 
of note and distinctinn ileriveil from the sauie stock, aticl bear- 


ing the same arms variously differenced. The illustrious Sir 

Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, wrote that he was descended 

from a branch of this famil_\- before the marriaj^e with the 

heiress of Murthockstone. He bore the stars and crescent 
without the bend. 

JARDINE of Applegirth, bore arms almost identical 
with the Johnston's, except that they have mulkts in the place 
of cushions; namely: Argent, a saltire and chief gules, the last 
charged with three mullets of six points of the field. For 
Crest : A mullet of six points, with the Motto, CA\'E ADSUM ; 
as in the Lvon Register. 

ALLAN. — The arms given for this family on page .^4, are 
as recorded by Guillim in 1724, mentioned by Mr. John .Allan, 
in 1788, and appearing on book-plates, seals, &c., which 
belonged to the famil}-. We have not seen any explanation 
as to their origin, but find the same coat, with various slight 
differences, used by several different families of the name. In 
the Ljon register, p. 239 (anno i()q6), is "James Allan, writer 
to His Majesty's signet, Bears parted per bend, indented 
argent and gules, two crescents in chief and a mollet in base 
counterchanged," but the crest and motto i\re different. One 
old seal, which belonged to the author's grandfather, had a 
heart in base in place of the mullet, Init this ajipears to be 

HARDY. — The arms of this family, as on page 50, are 
said to date from the 14th century, having been originally 
granted by King David II.; their origin is explained in a 
previous chapter. They are mentioned by Sir (jeorge 
Mackenzie, temp. Charles I., and by Guillim, 1724. 

78 Memoirs or Mv Ancestors. 

YOUNG. — The bearing; f;ivcn for this family on page 59, 
is recorded in the Lyon's re^^'istcr, and also cut upon the tomb- 
stone in the Canoni^ate churchyard. Alexander Young, Bishop 
of Edinburgh, afterwards Bishop of Ross, who has always 
been regarded as a connection by this family, registered arms 
in 1673, alike in every respect, e.xcepting that the chief was 
gules instead of sable, and that he differenced the middle pile 
with a mullet. The achievement referred to on the tombstone 
has also a mullet on the middle pile, but upon what authority 
we are unable to say. 

ORR — The arms of Orr, as on page 62, appear on book 
labels and other articles, which belonged to Mr. Alexander 
Orr, of W'aterside ( 1725-1 J.SS). They are precisely identical 
with the bearings given by Nisbet, in 1742, for John Orr, of 
Barrowfield, "who has now," says this writer, at the date 
mentioned, "got a great estate, and is originally extracted 
" from the Upper Ward of Clydesdale, in the Baron\- of 
" Cambusnethan." 

DALRYMPLE of Waterside.— The arms for Dalrymple 
are at least as old as the year 1402, as the seal of James de 
Dalrymple, of Inglistoun and Annistoun, appended to an 
instrument of this date, has eight lozenges in saltire, charged 
with a buckle in chief, to indicate vassalage to the Stewarts, of 
whom the said lands were held. The Earls of Stair bear the 
arms, as on page 70, but without the bordure which was 
distinctive of the Waterside family. 




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Li^:stOn, of Tl-iT-lsLane 


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Craafurd ] 
of Aiichitianies j 


'IWyr.y^s ofJf^Ji.icesiors " - NJj.M'Ca//, J-iii-^ 







W'lLLLAM McCALL was a farmer tenant in Kello-side, 
near Sanquhar, in Dumfries-shire, which he held of the Duke 
of Queensberry ; he married Marion Dundas, daughter to Sir 
James Dundas, the second baron of Arniston, and died about 
1710, and is buried in Sanquhar churchyard. McCall : Azure, 
a phtTon ayf;cnt, on a chief of the last two spur-rowcls and part of 
the sfur gules- Dundas: Argent, a Hon rampant, gules, unthin a 
bordure ermine. Their famil}' : 

(i.) Samuel, born at Kello-side, 1st April, i6S[, merchant 
in Glasgow, where he died ist March, 1759. He 
married first)}-, Isobel, daughter of \\'illiam Black- 
burn and Margaret Murdoch, spouses, who died 
7th June, 1 71 J. Argent on a pale sable, three goats' 
heads erased of the field. Secondly, Samuel married 
21st January, 1714, Margaret, daughter of John 
Adam, }oung(-r, of Tour, and Marv Wood, spouses, 
who died December, 1765. 
(ii.) George emigrated, about 1701, to the American Colonies, 
where he purchased an estate of 15,000 acres of land 
upon the Schuzekil! ri\ er. which he called ' Douglas 
Manor," and there is an act of muncil passed 24th 

82 Mkmoirs oi- Mv Axckstoks. 

June, 1735, entitled ' An Act for more effectnal vesting 
and settliii.t,^ certain lands in Geor<^e McCall." He 
married, qtli Au;;ust, 171''), Ann, tlau;^hter to Jasper 
Ycates, Esq., member of the council, and Catherine 
Sandilands, his wife, and had 5 sons and b daughters; 
see ib. 
(iii.) Archibald >ucceeded his father as tenant in Kello-side. 
He m. Marion Hair, who survived him, and is buried 
in Sancjuhar church3ard. His will proved 14th 
December, 1731. 

SAML'F.L McCALL, with his first wife, ISOI'.EL T.LACK- 
BURN, had 3 sons and i daughter, viz. : 

(i.) William b. i6th July, 1709, d. 19th May, 1713. 

(ii). Samuel, b. I9tli SeiUember, 1710, went to Philadel- 
phia in 1733, where he was a merchant, and was 
appointed Mayor and Commissioner of the Peace 
1st January, 1741 : and d. April 1761. He married 
his cousin .\nn, daughter of George McCall and 
Ann Ycates, and had 6 daughters, viz., A)iii, who 
married John D'jw, and died before 1S06, basing had 
two children (Samuel, who predeceased her, and 
Ann), Isulicl. Catherine, Mai;^ayct, Elinor and Marx. 

(iii.) George, b. 2Mh Sejjtember, 1711, d. 22nd .Vjird, 1713. 

(l.) Margaret, b. i (th .\ugust 170S, d. 2()th Jannar\- 1710. 

SAMU1:L MrCALL, with his second wife. MAKGARET 
AD.AM, had S SDUs and 5 daughteis. viz. : 

(i.) John, b. -'7th March, 1715, mcrciiant in Glasgow, where 
lie d. <Sth Ortobrr. 1700. He m. firstK Margaret 
Craufurd, who d. >. 11. : aiu! secondK', Helen, daughter S3 

of Robert Cross and Sarah Tliomson, spouses, with 

whom lie had 4 sons and 6 dau;:,diters. See page S4. 

(ii.) Wilham. b. 4th January. 1717, d. unm. in Glasgow, 

(iii.) James, b. 12th January, 1719, d. 1726; buried at 
Glasgow Cathedral. 

(iv.) George, b. 14th March. 1720. d. voung. 

(v.) James, b. 31st Mav, 1726. Of Rraehead, co. Renfrew, 
d. in Glasgow. 20th March, 1S03; m. 27th January, 
1761, Sarah, daugiiter of Thomas Reid, Esq., of Salt- 
coats, and Elizabeth Boyd, spouses, who d. 27th 
November, 1S22. Ar,:::;. an eagle displayed sable, sur- 
vtounicd by an escutcheon gn. ; a bordurc of the last. 
They had 4 sons and S daughters. See ib. 

(vi.)- George, b. loth April, 1731, merchant in Glasgow, 
where he d. 20th February. 1810; m. 4th March, 
1765, Mary, daughter to Archibald Smcllie, Esq., 
of Easterhill. A-^)ire a bend or, betwixt a lion ram- 
pant in chief, and a bugle in base, argent. They had 
9 sons and 7 daughters. See ib. 

(vii.) Robert, b. 2nd September, 1732, d. 20th Ajiril. 1734, 
buried at Glasgow Cathedral. 

(viii.) Archibald, b. 2Sth April. 1734, went to Virginia, where 
he m. Catherine Mood, ami d. in October 1814, 
having had 2 daughters. Catherine-Flood McCall, his 
sole iieiress. who died unmarried, and Elizabeth, who 
predeceased her fither. 

(i.) Mary, born 2nd May, 1721, died unm. 

(2.) Marion, b. 4th June, 1723. m. to John Anderson, mer- 
chant in Glasgow, and liad 3 sons and 4 daughters. 
See ib. 

(3.) Margaret, b. 5th Se})tember. 1727, d. 2r)th July, 1760, 
burietl at Glasgow Cathedral. 

84 Mf.moirs of Mv Anxfstoks. 

(4.) Helen, b. 25th September, 172S, d. 1729, buried at 
Glas^'ow Catliechal. 

(5.) Helen b. 4tb Januar\-, 1730, d. 23rd September, 17S0, 
m. 13th November, 1749, Andrew Thomson, Esq., 
of Faskine, banker in Glasgow, who d. 24th February, 
1797, aged 7S. Argent, a staff's head cabosscd ppr., on 
a chief wavy, a crois crosslct fitchee betwixt an anchor in 
dexter and a billet in sinnister, or. They had 8 sons and 
5 daughters. See ib. 

3ofjn Wh'Cair and iTcll'lt CCniSS had 4 sons and 6 
daughters, vi/. : 

• (i.) Samuel, b. i6th September, 1769, merchant in Limerick, 
where he d. 2nd Ma\-, 1S05, and is buried there. 
He m. Margaret, daughter to William Wallace, Esq., 
of Limerick, who d. in Glasgow. 1S62, and is buried in 
the McCall's vault there. They had 3 sons and i 
daughter. See page 85. 

(ii.) John, b. ist .\pril, 1771, went to Santa Lucia, in the 
\\'est Indies, and there d. s. p. 3rd Februar\', 1821. 

(iii.) Robert, b. i6th May, 1775, d. s. p. leg. in Glasgow, 

(iv.) William, b. 13th October, 1776. Of Maiden-hill, near 
Penrith, and Parkside, Liverpool, d. lOth July, 1831. 
He m., 25th Jul\-, 180S, Agnes, youngest daughter 
of the Rev. Robert Liston, and Janet Hardy, spouses, 
who d. in London, 21st I'"ebruar\', i860, aged 78. 
Gules, on a cross raf;uli'e arf;. two f;illy flou'crs slipped 
in pale ppr. Thev had 6 sons and 3 daughters. 
See page 86. 

(l.) Sarah, b. 20th .Nugust, 1765, d. 18 ',5. m. 30th Novem- 
ber, 17N6, til .Mexamler ]^>nnar, Esq., (son of the 

Genealogy. 85 

Kev. John Bonar, minister of Perth), who d- 22nd 
April, 1S20. They had 3 sons and 7 dauj;hters. See 
page 87. 
(2.) Margaret, b. 4th August, 1766, d. 1836, m. 26th Feb- 
ruary, 17S6, to James Shortredge, Esq., (who changed 
his name to Spreull) of Glasgow, who d. in 1S24, 
aged 64. They had 5 sons and 5 daughters. See 
page 8S. 
(3.) Helen, b. 25th .\ugust, 17^)7, m. 21st September, 1789, 
to Robert McNair, brewer in Leith. They had 4 sons 
and 6 daughters. See ib. 
(4.) Marion, b. 24th May, 1772, d. 1S49, m. 1812, to John 
Mackintosh, merchant in Glasgow, who d. in 1846. 
They had 2 sons and i daughter. See page ib. 
(5.) Grace, b. 23rd September, 1773, d. at Perth, 27th 
January, 1S52, and is buried there. She m. 3rd 
September, 1799 to John Caw, Esq. (son of John 
Caw and Jean Ranken), merchant, and sometime 
provost of the city of Perth, who d. at Harrogate, 
7th August, iSog, and is buried at Perth. They had 
2 sons and 4 daughters. See ib. 
(6.) Elizabeth, b. 19th January, 1779, d. unm., in Glasgow, 

3 sons and i daughter, viz. : 

(I.) John, b. at Limerick, iSth November, iSoi. Merchant 
in Glasgow, where he d. 1842. and is buried at the 
Cathedral vault there. He m. at Liverpool, Eliza- 
Mona, daughter of Captain Henry Grice, Royal 
Marines, of Sandal Castle, Yorkshire, who d. 1S43, 
and is buried witli her liiisband. They had 2 sons 
and =, (lauglUers, see ib. 

86 MitNtoiRS OK Mv Ancestors. 

(ii.) William, b. 30th January, 1S03, d. 22nd July, 1S03. 
(iii.) Samuel, b. 6th September, 1805, d. 20th May, 1S06. 
(i.) Mercy, b. 7th July, 1S04, d. 6th May, 1806. 

and 3 dauf,'hteis, \i/. : 

(i.) John, b. at Liverpool. 2nd June, 1S09, d. at Edinburgh, 
22nd April, 1S21, buried at Calton Hill Cemetery, 

(ii.) William, b. at Liverpool, 14th May, iSii, educated 
at Glasgow University. Of Maiden-hill, which he 
sold, and lived at .Manchester; d. at Clifton, 24th 
November, 1863, buried at Arno's \'ale Cemetery, 
Bristol. He m. at Edinburgh, 5th June, 1S55, Mary, 
only daughter of Andrew-Cree Meiklejohn, Esq., and 
had 2 sons and 3 daughters, see ib. 

(iii.) Robert, b. at Maiden-hill, 23rd February, 1R17, d. 
gth May, 1S17, and is buried in Penritii churchyard. 

(iv.) Samuel, b. at Maiden-hill, 4th February, 1S19, d. 
17th Feliniary, iSig, buried in Penrith churclnard. 

(v. Henry, b. at .Maiden-hill, 30th July, 1820. Property, 
Faulkner Street, Li\eriiool, lives at Westl>ourne, 
Hampshire; m. at St. Bride's, Liverpool, 14th 
August, 1S45, Sarah, daughter to Thomas Shaw, of 
Birkenhead, with whom he has i daughter, Mayy. 

(vi.) John, b. at Maiden-hill, 22nd June, 1824, merchant 
in London. Of Woodlands, \\'aIthamstow, co. 
Essex; m. at Manchester Cathedral, 24th April, 
1847, .Agnes, only daughter and eventual heiress of 
Robert .Mian, Esq., IMv.S., of Edinburgh. Party 
per bend indented art:;, and ^u., a crescent in chief of the 
second, and in ba'^e a mullet nr. The\- had 5 sons and 
3 ilaughters, see lb. 

Gfnkai-ogv. 87 

(i.) Janet, b. at Liverpool, 21st Januar\', 1813, d. 1858, 
buried at Niiniiead Ceiiuterv, c(i. Kent ; ni. at St. 
Aphaj^'e, Greenwich, in 1S40, to Alfred Ritchie, Esq., 
afterwards of Stroud, co. Glouce.ster, who d. 3rd July, 
1879, ''"'J 's buried with his wife. They had 2 sons 
and 6 dau^;hters : see ib. 

(2.) A{;nes, b. at Maidendiill, 9th .\pril, 1S15, d. at Li\erpool 
in iSj-j, burietl in Hope Street Cemetery, there. 

(3.) Helen, m. at St. John's, Paddin.Ljton, 7th June, 1S48, 
to Thomas-Hanly Bertram, Esip, of the family of 
Bertram of Nisbet. Lives at Beckenham, co. Kent. 
Gules oil an iiiescutcJiLon or, bd^^'ccn eii;lit crosses patce 
in orle, arp;., an anvil ppr. They have no family. 

sons and 7 dau,L;iiters. viz. : 

(i.) John B., b. 25th October, 1793, (ii.) Alexander B. 
b. 10th .Vu^'ust, d. 2ist August, 179S, (iii.) Alexander 
B., b. 9th October, iSoi, d. iiSo5; (i.) Helen B., b. 
6th December, 17S7, m. 1S19, to William Flemming, 
and had 2 sons and i dauy;hter (Thomas F., m. NL A. 
Murdoch, Alcxaiulcr F., in. Eii]ihemia Craig, and 
Sarah F.), (2.) Christian B. b. 20th July, 17S9, (3.) 
Sarah B., b. 9th June, 1791, (4) Elizabeth B., b. 13th 
July, d. 16th July, 1795, (5-) Margaret B., b. 21st June, 
1796, m. 1.^22, to Andrew 'I'awse, Esij., W'.S. of Edin- 
burgh, who d. 1N51, ha\ing had 3 sons and 3 daugh- 
ters (John T., Alexiinder T., Andrew T.; Sarah T, 
Christina T., and .Mdri:aret T.) ; (G.) Ann B., b. 24th 
September. 1799. d. 1^05, (7) lilizabeth li., b. 27tli 
June, 1S03, (1. 

88 Memoirs of My Ancfstoks. 

or SPRI-:ULL, liad 5 sons and 5 dau,c;htcr?, viz. : 

(i.) John S.. b. 27th April, 1791, d. 1S45, m. 1S27, Marf,'aret 
Ann Buchanan, and had 2 children (James S. and 
Joan S., both died younj,'). (ii-) James S., b. 3rd 
December, 1795, m. 1S53, Margaret-Lamb Finlayson, 
and d. s. p. 1S76. (iii.) Samuel S. b. 3rd September, 
1800, d. inf. (iv.) Samuel S., b. 15th November, iSor, 
d. unm. 1S79. (v.) William S., b. 8th February, 
1804, d. 1S24. (I.) Marf^aret S., b. 13th October, 
1787, d. 1S52, m. 1S08, Michael Xeilson. and had 3 
sons and 6 daughters ('jrtJ/Ji-s A'., Michael N., John N. : 
Margaret A'., Janet X., Helen X., Margaret X.. Cliris- 
tian M. X. and Hannah X.) (2.) Helen S. b. ist July. 
1789, d. 1877. (3.) Hannah S., b. 14th February, 
1793, d. 1S81. (4.) Janet S.. b. 1798, d. 1811. (5.) 
Sarah S. 

HELEN" McCALL and ROBERT McNAHi had 4 sons 
and 6 daughters, vi;;. : 

(i.) Daniel McN., b. 8th April, 1794. (ii.) Robert McN., b. 
27th I-\bruary, 1796, d. 23rd April, 1796. (iii.) Jnhn 
McN., b. J4th .-\ngust, 1802. brewer in Leith. (iv.) 
Robert McN., b. 25th December, 1803, m. first. Mar\' 
More, and had i daughter (Mary McX.i, m. secondly, 
Harriet-Catherine Garstin, and had 4 sons and 4 
daughters rjohn McX., Robert MeX.. Alfred MeX., 
and Albert McX. : Louisa McX.. Rosa H. .MeX.. flora 
McX., 7in<\ Helen McX. J (i.) Helen, McN.. b. 17th 
July, 1792. d. 22nd October, 1^03. (2.) Janet McN., 
b. 19th Sei)tember, 1797. (3.) Grace McN., b. 17th 
December. 1799. (4.) Helen McN.. b. iitii (October. 
1805. (5.) .-\gnes .\IcN., 1). 2Gth November, i.'Sf)7. ni. 

Gkntai onv. .S(j 

Graham Smith, aiul liad two dau^^hters, wlio d. unm. 
(6.) Elizalieth McX., \>. loth August. US09. 

sons and i dau.i^ditcr. \iz. : 

(i.) John M., morc'nant in Glas.ujdW, m. Jessie Jarvie, and 
had I son and 5 dauf^hters (jolin M. and Marion M., 
Jessie M ., Mai-f^arci M., Rohina M . ancl Catherine M.) 
(ii.) Elicnczer M. (i.) Marion M. 

GRACE McCALL and JOHN CAW had 2 sons and 4 
daughters, viz. : 

(i.) John C. hvcs at Halifax, m. i^tli October, 1S35, Fann\-, 
daughter of Croft \\\irmald, Esq., of Harrogate, 
surtjcon, and of Mary Wilkinson, his wife. They had 
6 sons and 3 daughters (John C, Cro/t-]]'. C, Arthnr- 
W. C, George-Frederick C. h. 1 1/7 '45, d. 25/5/64, 
Hcrbert-K. C, h. 10/11,50. d. s. p., and Ed'uard-A. C; 
Eleanor-W . C, m. 30 10 '56, her cousin, John Baxter 
Caw, Fattny-G. C. and Isabel. -M. C.i (ii.) Samuel C, 
b. 25th .May. 1S05. d. at Singapore. 7tii September, 
1825. (i.) Helen, C. b. 12th July, iSoo, d. 14th 
April, iSri2. (2.) Jean ('. m. 23rd. .\pril, 1S32, John 
Cleland, Esq., of Perth, surgeon, and has 2 sons 
{Ronald CI. and John CI.) (3.) Grace C, b. 7th 
September, iSoG. d. at Marseilles, 27th June, 1S64, 
m. iSth March, 1S45, I^dward Caird, Esi]., of Dundee, 
property, b'inart. Loch Long: they had i son and 2 
daughters (Edicard-B. C.. Eli-.a-G. C. and Eiiiina- 
G. C.) (4.) Anne C. b. 2()tli September, iNoS, d. 
25th A)>ril, 1801J. 

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and 5 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) Samuel, who resides at Glasgow. 

(ii.) John-Henry-Grice. In holy orders, Scaleby Rectory, 
near Carlisle, m. November, 1S7S, Emily-Augusta, 
daughter of the late General Munsey, of London, 
and has one daughter, vi/., Einily-Mona. 

(i.) Isabella, b. at Glasgow, 25th August, 1S31, d. 2nd 
October, 1S52. 

(2.) Margaret-Wallace, b. iSth May, 1S33, d. young. 

(3.) Eliza-Mona, b. i:th January, 1835, d. 23rd October, 

(4.) Eleanor-Jane, b. 5th October, 1S37, d. 27th Jul\-, 1853, 

buried at the Glasgow High Churchyard. 
(5.) Eliza-Mona, m. at Glasgow, 7th June, 1S59, to her 

cousin, James McCall, Esq., and has issue, see ib. 


2 sons and 3 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) William, (ii.) ThoiTias, (i.) Agnes, {2.) Annie, (3.) Mary. 

JOHN McCALL and AGNES ALLAN had 5 sons and 

3 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) William, b. at Greenwich. Of Woodlands, Waltham- 
stow, m. at Walthamstiiw, I5tli Januarw 1S79, 
Leonora-EmiI\-, eldest daughter of Walter-Bastien 
Whittingham, Est]., of Walthamstow. and has two 
daughters, nanieh', Winnifrcd-Marion b. at Monte- 
Video, S. A., and Janct-Lconora, b. at Walthamstow. 

(ii.) Robert, b. at Chelsea, 24th September, 1S52, d. 27th 
same month, buried at lirompton Cemetery, co. Kent. 

(iii.) John, b. at Blackheath, 23rd October, 1S54, d. at Wal- 
thamstow. fjth December, 1S70. buried at St. Mar}"s 
churchyaril, there. 


(iv.) Hard)-- Bertram, h. at Walthamstow, n\. at Holy 
Triiiit_v, Tiilse Hill. London, 12th September, 1SS2, 
Vida-Mary, second daughter of James Anderson, 
Esq., late of Dundee. Arf^oit, a saltire engrailed 
between four mullets gules, on a chief azure, a blazing 
comet proper. 

(v.) Allan, b. at Walthainstow, ni. at St. Paul's, Glenorchy, 
Tasmania, 21st I'ebruary, 1S83, Ruth-Helen, youngest 
daughter of Richard Shoobridge, Esq., of Clydesdale, 
near Glenorchw 

(I.) Agnes, b. at Worcester, 15th July, 1S4S, d. iSth July, 
1848, and is buried at the Old Claines churchyard, 
near Worcester. 

(2.) Sophia, b. at Denton, co. Lancaster, 20th March, 1S50, 
d. at Reading, 15th June, 1S51, and is buried there, 
in the grave of her grandmother, Sophia Hard}-. 

(3.) Janet-Sophia, m. at St. Stephen's, Walthamstow, 22nd 
November, 1S83, to Ransome Wallis. Esq. 

JANET McCALL and ALFRED RITCHH',. had 2 sons 
and 6 daughters, viz. : 

{1.) Alfred R., m. at St. Thomas," Portman Square, London, 
6th November, 1873, Eli/abeth-Mary, daughter of 
William Henry Grieve, Esq., of .Abergavenny, and 
has 3 sons and 2 daughters [Wil/red R., Alfred-Julian 
R., Albany-Herbert R. : Marwu-Elizabeth-Agncs R., and 
Janet-Helen R.), (ii.) Clement K., m. at St. Leonard's, 
Streatham, London. 2iSth January, 1875, Amy, 
youngest daughter of John Stewart .Margetsnn, Esq., 
of Streatham, and has 2 daughters (Hannah R. and 
Margaret R.J (i.) Agnes-Mary R, (2.) Janet R., m. 
in 1863 to lid\\ard-]5arnard Sampson, Esq., and 
lives in \'irginia, U.S.A., having 4 sons and 5 daugh- 
ters, vi^.: (A Ijred-Eduuird 5., Lwnel-Baynard S.. Gordon 

92 Memoirs or Mv Antkstors. 

S., Alexandcr-Elli'i S. ; Janet S., Mary-Ircnc S.. Af^nes 
S., Georc^iana S., and Marion S. » (3.) Marion R., (4.) 
Edith R., (5.) Julia R., m. at Brimscombe Church, 
near Stroud, Gtli October, i>S75. to the Kev. John- 
Livingston Booth, minister of Stobo, Peeblesshire, 
and had 2 sons and i dauf:^liter, viz.: (Alfred-Patrick 
B., b. 3/4/7S, d. s/g'jS, Julian-Livingston B., and 
- Nora-Janet B.J (6.) Helen R. 

• JantCG iBlcCall and l^.tV.lIj il\citi had 4 sons and 8 
daughters, viz. : 

(i.) Samuel, b. 7th No\cmber, 1761. Banker in Cork. 
Inherited Braehcad from his father, and also became 
possessed of considerable landed property in co. Cork. 
He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Hewit Poole, Esq., of 
Mayfield, and of Dora, daughter of Jonas Morris, his 
wife. Azure sciiu'e-de-lis, a lion rampant, arp;ent. He 
'' had 2 sons and 4 daughters, and d. 1S06. (See Burke"s 

Landed Gentr\', iS4f), where, however, much about 
the family is incorrectly stated.) 

(ii.) Tliomas, b. 2nd November. 1765, of Craigheatl. near 
Bothwell, CO. Lanark, in. Martha, daughter of Charles 
Denroche, Esq., b\- a daughter of Dormon of Raffeen, 
CO. Cork, (whose grand-daughter and sole heiress m. 
Robert Hedges White, Esq., of Glengariffe, nephew 
to the Earl of Bantry.) They had 7 sons and 10 
daughters. See page 94. 

(iii.) John b. 4th July, 177S (twin brother with James), of 
Ibro.x Hill, co. Lanark, d. s. p. i.Sth October, 1833, m. 
Isabella, eldest daughter of .-\rchibald Smith, Esq., 
of Jordan Hill, by Isabella luiing, his wife. Mrs. 
McCall d. Sth February, 187 1, aged about 8(). Gu., 

Gen' 93 

a chevron ermin: bcticccn two crescents in chief and a garb 
in base, within a bordiire engr. or. 

(iv.) James, b. at Braeliead, 4th Jiilv, 177S. Educated at 
Glasgow Uni\crsit_\'. Of Daldowie, co. Lanark ; a 
magistrate and deput\'-lieutenant of the county ; d. at 
Daldo\\ie, 7th September, 1S66, and is buried at 
Baiilieston. He m. Anna C. J., daughter of Henricus 
Fehrszen, Esq., of the Cape of Good Hope, .and of 
Sarah de Wei, his wife, and had 9 sons and 2 
daughters. (See Walford's County Families, 1S60.) 

(i.) EHzabeth, b. 23rd December, 1762, d. 3rd Januar}', 1763. 

(2.) EHzabeth, b. 20th April, 1764, d. 1S07, m. David 
Russell, Esq., of \\'oodside, co. Stirling, and had i 
son and i daughter. 

(3.) Margaret, b. i7tli November, 1766, d. inf. 

(4.) Sarah, b. 9th April, 1768, d. unm. 3rd July, 1849. 

(5.) Marion, b. 21st December, 1771, d. i8th May, 1773. 

(6.) Helen, b. 7th September, 1775, d. 1823, m. Henry 
Wallis, Esq., third son of Henr\- W'allis, of Drishane 
Castle, CO. Cork, and Elizabeth Paul, his wife. Ermine, 
a bend gu. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters. 

(7.) Mary, b. 4th April, 17S1, d. iSig, m. Fultcn McKerril, 
Esq., of Brabloch, near Paisle\', fourth son of John 
McKerril, Esq., of Hillhouse, Ayrshire, and of Mar- 
garet Fulton, his wife. Ar.ure on a /esse or, three fusils 
gules, a bordure cngr. of tlie second. They had 3 

(8.) Margaret, b. 17th December, 1783, d. unm. 26th Mav, 

sons and 4 daughters, viz. : 

^i.) James, of Braehead and Ghntown, whicii he inherited 
from his father. The former estate he- sold, and he 

94 MEsroiRs or Mv Axckstors. 

built Glyntown House. Lieutenant-Colonel 8th 
Hussars, m, Elizabeth Kerridi^e, and d. s. p. in 1875. 

(ii.) Safnuel. b. 20th April. 1804. Of Camden Place, Cork, 
and afterwards of Glyntown, which he inherited in 
1875. Captain 5th Dra;jocin Guards, m. first, .-\nn, 
daughter of — Gibson of Whitby, Yorkshire, who d. 
in 1S60, and had 4 sons and 8 daughters. Secondly, 
he m. in 1866, Kate, daughter of Peter Campbell, 
Esq., of Mount Jura, .\rgyllshire, and had 2 sons and 
I daughter, (see ib.) He d. at Cork, igth .April, 1S83. 

(i.) Elizabeth, d. unm. at H\eres, in France, 1873. 

(2.) Anna, d. unm. at Paris, in 1S17. 

(3.) Dorothea and (4.) Sarah, both died voung. 

7 sons and 10 daughters, \iz. : 

(i.) James, d. inf. (ii.) James, d. inf. 

(iii.) Thomas, 1). at Castle Mahon, 7th February, 1S09, mer- 
chant in Glasgow, d. loth July, 1874: ni. 13th [une, 
1S45, Anne-Nisbet. daughter of Robert Lockhart, 
Esq., of Castle Hill, co. Lanark. Ar\;., a man's 
heart, f;u., uithm a fcttcrlotk sa.. on a chief a~., three 
boars' heads erased of the fl>st. They had 9 sons and i 
daughter. See page 99. 

(iv.) John, b. at Castle Mahon, loth July, iSio, d. unm. 
at Strathleven, 29th May, 1864, and is buried at 

(v.) Charles, b. at Castle Mahon. 17th August, 1813, d. unm. 

(vi.) Robert, b. at Greenock. 13th July, 1816. d. unm. 

(vii.) William, b. at Greenock, 21st November, 1818, Colonel 
7gth reg., standard bearer to the Oueen"s bodv guard, 
d. unm. JOtli December, 1875, buried at lllantyre. 

(i.) .Amie, b. at Lapps Island, 7tli October, 1799, d. unm. 


(2.) Sanih, b. at Castle Malic m, in. AlcxandiT-Dunlnp, 

Anderion, Esq., M.D., Physician in Glasj^^ow, who d. 

13th May, 1871. They had 4 sons and 4 dau^diters. 

See page 100. 
(3.) Martha, b. at C. Mahon, 17th January, 1S02, d 6th 

Februar\', iSt^i. 
(4.) Maria, b. at C. Mahon gth August, 1S03, d. unm. 
(5.) Eliza, m. Archibald Smith, Esq. (third son of Archibald 

Smith, of Jordan Hill, and Isabella Euing, his wife,) 

who d. at Row, 2jnd March, 1SS3. in his 8Sth year. 

They had 2 sons and 4 daughters, see page 100. 
(6.) Emily, (7.) Charlotte, (8.) Barbara, m. William Ley- 

cester, Esq., of Ennismore, near Cork, son of Joseph 

Leycester, Esq., M.P., for that city, and has i son 

and 2 daughters, see page loi. 
(9.) Helen, m. Colin Dunlop, Esq., of Quarter. Ar^^., a 

double-headed eagle, displayed gii., a bordiirc azure. They 

had 3 sons. 
(10.) So})hia, b. at Craighead, January 1S21, d. nnm. 

sons and 2 daughters, \\z. : 

(i.) James, b. at Dublin, igth March, 1S17, d. at Athens, 

loth December, 1841. 
(ii.) Henry, of Daldowie. which he inherited from his father, 

and of Auchinames, in Renfrewshire, J. P. for co. 

Lanark. (See Burke"s Landed Gentry, 1879.) 
(ill.) John-Oloff, of Ballyhooly, Fermoy, co. Cork, where 

he has extensive landed propcrt\-. 
(iv.) Thomas, b. at Dublin. 17th March, 1S22, d. nth April, 

(v.) Samuel, b. at Dublin, 27th December, 1823, f'- 23rd 

March, 1842, buried at Baillieston. 
(vi.) Thomas, b. at Dublin. 4th Oct., 1S26, d. 21st May, 1S28. 

96 Memoirs or Mv Anxestors. 

(vii.) George, b. at Daldowie, Lieut. -Colonel 4th b.itt. The 
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). See Army List. J. P. 
for CO. Lanark. 

(viii.) Frederick, b. at Daklouie, 30th November, 1832. Of 
Lochbrae, New Kilpatrick, J. P., d. 24th Mav, 1SS2, 
and is buried in tlie parish church\-ard there. ^L^rricd 
6th December, 1S71, Charlotte, dau.:;hter of Wilham 
Froggatt Robson, Esq., of London, and had i son 
and I daughter, namely, James-Fyo^f:;att-de-\Vct and 

(ix.) Robert, b. at Daldowie, 15th July, 1S37, d. 12th Feb- 
ruary, 1S61, buried at Baillicston. 

(i.) Sarah, m. first, to Lieut. -Colonel Robert-Dennistoun 
Campbell, C.H., by whom she had a daughter, Robcria- 
C, who d. inf. ; and secondly, she m. to Colonel 
Alexander Maxwell, CD., (now General), second son 
of William-Hall Maxwell, Esq., of Dargavel, by whom 
she had i son and i daughter, viz. : James McCall M. 
and Mary- Alexandra M. 

(2.) Anna, resides at Daldowie. 

son and i daughter, viz. : 

(i.) James R., Lieut. -Col. Stirlingshire Militia, late of 7th 
Hussars, m. Mary, daughter of John Stirling, Esq., 
of Kippinda\ie, Perthshire, and had 5 sons and 4 
daughters, viz. (Sir David R., K.C.B., Colonel 84111 
regt., afterwards Major-General, d. 16 1/84, aged 74 ; 
John R., Admiral R.N., in. Catherine I-"orbes. ami 
lias issue, Henry R., James R., and Graiiam R., who 
m. his cousin, Henrietta Stirling, and assumed the 
surname of Somervell ; Mary R., Eliiahcth R., Cath- 
erine, R., and Marion R.. \\ Im m. to William Houston,). 

(i.) Sarah R., m. James Crawford, and has 6 sons and 5 

Genealogy. (jj 

daughters, (JoJin C, David-R C, who m. Alice Chat- 
terton, and has issue, James C, Andrei-:' C, James C. 
who in. Euplirosne Sarcll, and Joseph C, wlio m., 
Sarah Bass, and has issue ; Elizabeth C, Janc-T. C, 
who m. to James Ewin,^;, of Strathlc\-en, Enphcmia C, 
Sarah C, and Marion C .) 

and 3 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) Henry W., d. unm. (ii.) James W., who m. first, 
Janet Fisher, by whom he had 2 sons and i daughter, 
viz.: (Henry-A. \V. and James U'. ; Helen-S. ]V.) 
secondly he m. Louisa h'orbes, and had 2 sons and 
3 daughters, viz. : fCharles-S. W. and John McC. W. ; 
Mary-H. W ., Catherine-F. W., and Ada W.J (iii.) 
John W. (i.) Sarah W., ni. to William Smith, Esq., 
of Carbeth Guthrie, and had 4 sons and 2 daughters, 
viz. : (Ilcnry-W. S., a minister. John-Guthrie S., who m. 
Anne P. Dennistoun, and has issue: Williaiii S., who 
m. E. C. Crozier, and has issue, and Ja)nes S., who 
m. Christina Smith : Jane S., who m. to J. Macredie, 
and Helen S.) (2.) Helen W. (3.) Margaret W., 
who m. to George Dennistoun, Esq., and had i son, 
{James D., who. m. C. Gorebooth, and has issue). 

daughters, viz. : 

(1.) Mary McK., m. to Donald Smith, Esq., and had 2 
sons and 3 daughters, viz. {Alexander S., m. 30/11/69, 
G. Noad, and Fulton S., Mary S., Anna-Matilda S., 
m. 6/7/70, S. Deacon, and Helen S.) 

(2.) Margaret McK. 

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(3.) Sarah McK., m. to P. C. Herschfield, and had i son 
and 4 dauL^htors, viz. fjohn-Charlcs H., m. September 
1S74, Janc-Elizabcth Chahncrs, d. s. p.: Mary-Jane 
H., m. December 1S74, Alexander H. ^!cXair, Clara- 
A-Fanny H., m. February 1S70, Sebastian Kcenigs- 
berger, Flora-Emily //., m. 10 7 74, Robert-Shand- 
Kynoch Shand, Esq., of Hillside, Kincardine, and 
Sarah-McKcrril-Mona H.) 

SAMUEL McCALL, with his first wife. ANN GIBSON, 
had 4 sons and 8 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) James, ^vho went to Australia, where he m. Dorcas 
Finch, who d. in 1876. Of Glyntown, which he 
inherits from his father. He has i son and z daugh- 
ters, nameh', (Jaiiics, Aniic and Mcrcic.) 

(ii.) William, d. unm. in 1S63, aged 27. 

(iii.) John, Captain in the merchant service. 

(iv.) Alfred, in Australia, (i.) Emma, b. 1S31, d. unm. 

(2.) Ann, born 1832, m. Robert Dargaville, Esq., of co. 
Cork, They went to .\ustralia, and she d. s. p. 187S. 

(3.) Elizabeth, b. 1S33, m, James-Foy McCreight, Esq., of 
Courtmasherry, son of William McCreight, of Umera 
Park, CO. Cork. She died, leaving one son, viz., 
(William McCr.) 

(4.) Minnie, m. first to Simeon Massey, of Masseycourt, 
who d. s. p. ; secondly, she m. Dr. Charles Matthew, 
surgeon-major, who d. in India in 1877. They had 
3 sons and 2 daughlcrs, viz., (Charla M.. Robert M. 
and Theodore M ; Violet M. and Minnie M.J 

(5.) \'ictoria, d. unm. 1S61, aged 21, (twin sister with Rosina.) 

(6.) Rosina, m. 1S67, Charles Duffield, Esq., of co. Carlow, 
and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. 

Genealogy. gg 

(7.) Flora, m. first, to Captain Allcock Chambers, of Glcn- 
gariffe, bv whom she had i son and i daui^hter, viz., 
(Rciijivniit C. and Bcumina C.) Secondly, slie m. to 
Thomas-Ponsonby-Carew McCrei^ht, Esq., son of 
William McCrcif;ht, of Umera Park. 

(8.) Alice, m. 1S63, to Robert-John Jago, Esq., of Kinsale. 
CO. Cork, and has 3 sons and 3 daughters, vi,:. (Robert 
J., Charles J. and Ethdrcd J. ; Mary J., Eli^abdh J., 
and A nnie J.) 

■ SAMUEL McCALL. with his second wife, KATE CAMP- 
BELL, had z sons and i daughter, viz. : 

(i.) Colin-Campbell. 

(ii). James-Samuel. 

(i.) Christina-Grace. 

had 9 sons and i daughter, viz. 

(i.) Thomas-Charles, b. 2Sth Marcli, iS46,d. 20th February, 

(ii.) Tliomas-Denroche, b. 20th September, 1S47, drowned 
in Ce_\lon, 1S72. 

(iii.) Henry-John, of Holmwood, Largs, m. 5th August, 
1879, Isabel, only daughter of William-Alston Djkes, 
Esq., sometime provost of Hamilton, and has i 
daughter, viz., {Agncs-Andrca-Vrquhart.) 

(i\'.) William-Lockhart, lives in Gloucestershire, m. 2Sth 
April, 1880, his cousin, Barbara-H.-J., daughter of 
William Le\cester, Esq., and Barbara McCall, his wife. 
They have 2 sons, viz. (Harold-Williain-Lockhart) and 
Rnlfh Lcyccstcr. 

(v.) Frederick-James, b. 31st May, 1853, d. nth November, 

(vi.) John-Charles, resides at Udston, Hamilton. 

100 Memoirs of My Anxestors. 

(vii.) Robert, resides at Glasgow. 

(viii.) Edward-Gra-Miie, b. 4th Ma}-, 1S61, d. March, 1S62. 

(ix.) Albert-Alexander. 

(i.) Eliza-Anna-Lockhart, m. 6th January, 1S79, to Gramme 
McLaverty, Esq., son of McLaverty of Kiel, Argyll- 
shire. They live at Hamilton, and have 2 sons, viz. 
{Roiiald-Gnrjitc-McL. and Ivcr-Edmomi-de-Brim McL.) 

had 4 sons and 4 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Andrew-George .\., who lives in Australia, ni. 27th Feb- 
ruary, 1S6S, Elizabeth-Mary-Synott Manifold, and 
had issue, 3 sons and 6 daughters, viz. (Claude-Alex- 
ander A., Robcrt-DenrocJie A., b. 18/8/71, d. 3/6 '72, 
and Herbcrt-Geoy^e A., b. 4/11/72. d. 19/3/73; Alice- 
Selon A., Bcatrice-Mary-Synott .•!., Mar^arct-Lorn A., 
Rose-hobel A .. A . and Jessie-Caroline A .) 

(ii.l Thomas-McCall A., M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine 
at Glasgow University, m. 2otli July, 1864, Margaret- 
Richardson Ronaldson, and had issue i son and 6 
daughters, viz., (Thotna%-McCall A . \ Catherine-Edith 
A., Sarah-Alice A., Jane-Bertram A., Ada-Margaret A., 
d. 5/1 1/78, aged 7 years, Mary-Constance-McCall A., 
Helen-Muriel A.) 

(iii.) Alexander-Dunlop .\., mr.jor in Imlian Army (say 23rd 
Punjaub Pioneers), d. in battle, 2nd December, 1S78, 
at Peinar Khotah, in the Afghan War. (iv.) James 
A., in Australia, (i.) Martha A., (2.) Jessie A., (3.) 
Margaret- Lorn A., and (4.) Sarah A. 

sons and 4 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Archibald-John S., d. inf. (ii ) Thomas S., in the Civil 
Service in India, (i.) Martha-Denrochc S. (2.) 

Genealogy. loi 

Isabella S., d. youn.c;. (3.) Elizabeth-Maria-Lydia 
S., m. 1S65, to Captain W'iiliam-Henry Edye, R.N. 
(now Admiral), and has i son, viz. ( Hcnry-J.-B. Edye J. 
{4.) Emily-Anne S. 

had I son and 2 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Joseph-W. L., m. 1SS2, Helen-Wrey Reeves. (i.) 

Martha-C.-D. L., m. Eebruary 1S73, Edward-H. 

Reeve, Esq., and has 2 sons, viz. (Edward-Hoarc R. 

and William-Leycestcr R.) (2.) Barbara-H.-J. L., m. 

28th April, 18S0, her cousin, W'illiam-Lockhart 

McCall, Esq., and has issue (see under W. L. McCall, 



(i.) George D., lives at Garnkirk. (ii.) Colin D., lives at 
Auchenraith, near Hamilton, m. 22nd September, 
186S, Mary Crum, and has i son and i daughter, 
viz. (Colin- John D. and Agnes-Mary-Helcn D.) (iii.) 
Thomas D. 

©rm-jtC iBlrCCall and iBhlVy i3mcllic had 9 sons and 
7 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) Samuel, b. 15th July, 176S, d. unm. 2.Stli March, 1S55. 
(ii.) Archibald, b. 4th August, 1771, d. 2jrd March, 1781. 
(iii.) George, b. 2nd October, 1772, d. nth April, 1814. 

Captain R.N., m. .Ann Wilson, and had a daughter, 

Margaret, who died joung. 

0- MHNfoiRS or Mv Ancestors. 

(iv.) John, b. 6th Xoveinbcr, 1773, d. iSth May, iSoS. 

(v.) Ricliard, b. 4tli ScpHombcr, 1776,1!. 17th January, 1777. 

(vi.) Wilhani, b. iSth December, 1777, d. unm. in Jamaica, 
14th August, 1S02. 

(vii.) James, b. nth February, 17S0, merchant in Glasgow, 
where he d. 4th May, 1S53, m. 3rd March, iSii, 
Janet, daughter of Alan Ker, Esq., of Greenoch, and 
of Ann Dow, his wife, and had 2 sons and i daughter. 

(viii.) Henry-Ritchie, b. jSth March, 17S3, d. nth October, 

(ix.) Archibald, b. 21st August, 17S5, d. 21st July, 1S42, m. 

Elizabeth, daughter of the Kev. Dr. David Dow, 

minister of Cathcart, and of Jean Keid, his wife. 

They had i son. (See page 103.) 
(r.) Christian, b. 15th April, 1766, d. Sth May, 1771. 
(2.) Margaret, b. gth April, 1767, d. 27th May, 1776. 
(3.) Mary, b. aSth June, 1770, m. 23rd June, 1793, to John 

Taylor, Esq., of Kirkton-hill, near Montrose, and has 

6 sons and 5 daughters. (See p. 103.) 
(4.) Christian, b. 3rd July, 1775, d. 12th December, 1761. 
(5.) Margaret, b. igtli January, d. 4th March, 1779. 
(6.) Catherine, b. 2nd January, 17S2, d. 1S27, m. iSog, to 

John Brown, Esq., of Langside, and had 3 sons and 

4 daughters. (See p. 104.) 
(7.) Margaret, b. 25th May, 17^14, d. unmarried. 

JAMES McCALL and JANET KER had 2 sons and i 
daughter, viz. : 

(i.) George, b. loth January, :Si6, lived at Glasgow, where 
he d. 15th March, 1^56, m. at Abbeyside, Kinlos, 
iSth October, iN54, Grace, daughter of James Milne, 
Esq., of Forres, and had i son, janics, who d. inf. 

Genealogy. 103 

in Ma)-, 1S56. His widow has since married to Joseph 
Prestwick, Esq., Professor of Geolop)- at Oxford. 

(ii.) James. Of St. Jolin"s Terrace, Glasgow, m. 7th June, 
1859, his cousin, Eli^a-Mona, daughter of John 
McCall. Esq., of Glasgow, and Eliza-Mona Grice, 
his wife. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. (See 
page :o5.) 

(i.) Anne, resides at Hillhcad, near Glasgow. 

1 son, \iz. : 

(i.) {Cc>l.) George, sometime master of the horse to King 
Louis Philippe of Prance. Lived at Chantilly, near 
Paris, m. Mary, daughter of Bonamy Dobree, Esq., 
Governor of the Bank of England, and had 3 sons 
and 3 daughters. (See p. 105.) 

MARY McCALL and JOHN TAYLOR had 6 sons and 
5 daughters, viz. : 

(i.) Robert T. Of Kirkton Hill, m. and had 2 sons and i 
daughter, viz. {Gco>\^c T., now of Kirkton Hill, and 
Robert T., d. unm. ; Mari^arci T., m. to R. Hepburn, 
Esq., of Ricarton). (ii.) Simon T. 

(iii.) George T., m. Christian Jopp, and had 4 sons and 2 
daughters, viz. (Simon T.. Gco7's;c-Kciih T., m. Miss 
Cooper, W'illidui-Stacarl T., Alexander T. ; Eleanor T., 
m. to — Thornbury, and Christian-. M-K. T., m. to — 
Watson), (iv.) John T. 

(v.) Patrick T., m. Margaret Russell, and had 2 sons and 3 
daughters, viz. (John T. and Campbell T. : Catherine T., 
Margaret T. and Fanny T.J (vi.) Hercules T. 

(i.) .Mary T., m. to W. Hunter, and had 4 sons and 3 daugh- 
ters, viz. {DaviJ H ., m. Weni_\ss Henderson, Douglas 

104 Memoirs or Mv Anxestors. 

H., m. O. Farrin,t;ton, William //., in. C. Gray, and 
John II., Capt. 72nd re.cjt. ; ja)u- II., Ann H. and Mary 
II., who in. to Col. Townsend.) 
(2.) Jane T. (3.) Margaret T. (4.) Christina T., and (5.) 
Catherine T. 

and 4 dau^diters, \iz. : 

(i.) Thomas B. (ii.) George B. (iii.) John 15. 

(1.) Mary B., m. to Hugh McTavish, Esq., and had 2 sons 
and 4 daughters, viz. (Huf;h-G. McT.. killed in the 
American ^\'ar, and John McT., unin. in S. America: 
Catherine McT., m. to Donald Mcintosh, and has 
issue, Mary-Ann-C. McT., m., but d. s. p., Christina- 
McCall McT., d. unni., and Janc-E. McT., m. and has 

(2.) MartliaB., in. to Alexander S. Cleland, Esii., and had 2 
sons and 3 daughters, viz., (John-James C, d. and 
Alexander-Henry C. ; Mary C .. m. .Andrew Philps, and 
has issue, Cathcrine-A . C, m. to — Glasford, who is 
now deceased, lca\'ing issue : and Christina-McCnll C. 
lives with hur mother in Edinburgh.) 

^3.) Catherine I]., m. to Uaniel I-"razer, Glasgow, and had 
2 sons and 2 daughters, viz. (Jamcs-G. F., bar- 
rister, l~ell. Trin. Coll., Cambs. : and Sanincl-.McCall 
F.; Christma-McCall F., and habella-c. F., m. 
to Professor Steggall, Dundee College, and has 

(4.) Christina B.. in. to William D"Esterre Roberts, Esq, 
They live at Ha\re, and had 5 sons and 5 daughters, 
viz. ( 11');;. -D'i:. R., m. .Miss Roberts, his cousin, lives 
at Havre, Norcoll-D'E. R., Richanl R., A.-A.-B. R., 
and W.-E.-G. R. ; Chnslina-McCall R.. m. — Stokes, 
and has issue, M.vion-D'E. R.. m. Re\-. Donald 

CiKNF.ALOr.V. 105 

McLlhhI, ininisti.r (if Scotcli Ciuircli, l^ondvn, Catherine 
K., (.\.,'jane A'., in. M.LttliLW Rcnnison, Glasgow, and 
Sarah-G. R.) 

sons and 4 daui^ditcrs, vi/. 
(i.) Janies-Gc(ir,L;e. 
(ii.) SamiK-l-Jolni. 

(i.) Mar^'arct-ldeanora, d. July, iSjg, aged 17 years. 
(2.) ]-diza-Miina, d. (ulv. L'^JQ. aged 15 years. 
(3.) Janct-AiHi, d. 20th July, 1S69, aged 5 months. 
(4.) (iracc-Ann. 

sons and 3 daughters, vi/. 

(i.) George, b. at lieaumarris, m. 

(ii.) Henr\-]>lack\v<)od, b. near Dieppe. 

(iii.) Archibald-Xofl-L.icke, b. at Guildford. Priest of the 

Church of Rome, 
(i.) Caroline-Amelia, li\ing in a Protestant sisterhood at the 

Cape of Good Hope. 
(2.) Mary-Dobree, ni. to Palcoiier Atlee, Esq. 
(3.) Oliva-Louisa, b. at Chantillw near Paris, m. to Andrew 

Ward, Esq. 

iBLivion iBh'd.ill and jloint iH^^cv^•uul liad 3 sons 

and 4 daughters, viz. 

(i.) William A., in the Hon. E. L Co.'s service, m. Eliza 

Cox, and had a daughter, who m. to Major in 

India, (ii.) John A., d. in India, (iii.) Robert A., d. in 
India; (i.) Marion .\.. m. to the Rev. — Hunter, 
De\onshire, (2.) Elizabeth .-\.. d. unm., (3.) Helen .\., 
d. unm., (4.) Sarah .\., d. unm. 


Memoirs or Mv Anti:stors. 

iBclcit iHii-Call :ui,i iHubrcUt ^iluimiuTit had 8 sons 

and 5 dauc^litcrs, \iz. 

(i.; George T., b. cjth March, 1751, in. 17th July, 1775, 
Elizabeth Allan, nf Bardowie, and had issue; secondly 
he in., 24th I'ebruarN', iSoo, Mart,Mret Graham, of 
Limekilns, and had hirther issue. (ii.) Samuel T., 
b. 5th Ma_\-, 1754, d. 17th I'Y'bruary, 1709. (iii.) John 
T., b. 17th Octulier, 175S, d. i.Sjd. m. in 1784, Helen 
Middleinore. (iv.) .Andrew T., b. igth November, 
1762, d. iSji, m. .\nn Henderson, (v.) James T., 
b. nth April, i7fu, d. 1857, ■"• '" i'So7, Ann Archer. 
(vi.) William T., b. 8th Au:.;ust, 1707, d. 1840, m. 
1795, Sarah Lane, who d. 1821. (vii.) Samuel T., b. 
30th June, 1769, d. inf. (viii.) Samuel T., b. 17th 
November, 1773, m. Miss Ha\\vo(jd, and d. 1853. 
(l.) Margaret T., b. 31st October, [752. d. 1791, m. first to 
James Johnstone, and secondly to Dr. Robert Cleg- 
horn. (2.) Helen T., b. 2nd July, 175b, d. 2nd April, 
1759- (3-) Helen T., b. 8th December, 1760, d. 7th 
January, 1853. (4.) Rebecca, b. 23rd October, 1765, 
d. 25th .April, 1769. (5.) Rebecca T., b. nth January, 
1771, m. to Duncan Flunter, and d. in 1829. 

GEORC.i: M< CALL (younger son of William McCall, 
Kcllo-side, and M.irion Dundas) and .ANN A'E.ATLS had 5 
sons and 6 daughtiTS, \iz. 

(i.) Jas[ier, m Magdalm Hollock ( :- Collet), and d. s. p. 1747. 

His widow m. again to |ohn Swift, 
(ii.) Saimul, b. 1721, a memlur of the council, m. .Ann, 
daughter to Captain John Searle. ;md had 2 sons and 

r.ENFtAI.OGV. 107 

4 dau;:;Iiter5. (See below.) He was appointed bj- the 
governor of the prt)\ince, to settle the accounts of 
the oftiLcrs of tlie unfortunate Braddoch Campaign, 
31st January, 1756, and he d. 1762. 

(iii.) Georf,e, b. i6th April, 1724, m. Lydia Abbot (?) who is 
said to ha\'e possessed great i)ersonal beauty, and is 
mentioned in Watson's list of belles. She d. in 1762, 
having had 3 daughters. See p. loS. 

(iv.) Captain William, had charge of a scouting party in 
17S2, he d. unm. 

(v.) Archibald, b. 172S, was reputed one of the wealthiest 
merchants in Philadelphia, in the East India trade, 
and several of his sons made trips thither. He d. 
1799, having m. 25th June, 1762, Judith, daughter to 
Peter Kemble. Esq., President of H. M. Council of 
New Jerscx', and sister to the wife of General the 
Hon. Thomas Gage, Commander of the British 
forces while in possession of Philadelphia, before the 
revolution. They had 12 sons and 6 daughters. See 
p. loS. 

(I.) Catherine, m. to John Inglis, and had 3 sons and 3 
daughters. See p. 109. 

(2.) Ann, m. her cousin, Samuel McCall, from Scotland, and 
liad 6 daughters, see p. (S2. 

3-) Marv, in. to William Plumstead, and had 3 sons and 2 
daughters. See p. iio. 

(4.) Margaret, m. to Joseph Swift, and had 5 sons and 6 
daughters. See ib. 

(5.) Elinor, m. to Andrew Elliot. Esq., of Greenwells, co. 
Roxburgh, collector of Customs at New York, and 
had 2 daughters. See ib. 

(6.) Jane. d. young. 

j&aillUCl iil'i'Call and iHini rn\uil' had 2 sons and 4 
daughters, \\/.. 

loS ^f^.\[OIRs or Mv Anckstors. 

(i.) John-Scaric, of St. Christophers, West Indies, d. s. p. 

(ii.) George, d. s. p. 

(i.) Ann, b. 30th March, 1744, m. in 1703, to Thomas 

Wilhn<(, and d. 3rd I-\-bruary, ij^i, having had 5 sons 

and 5 daughters. Sec ib. 
(2.) EHnor. (5.) .Margaret. (4.) Catherine. 

©CUniC iHh-(l*alt and CyMa iBliliOt had 3 daugh- 
ters, viz. 

(i.) Mary, d. unni. 

(2.) Catherine, in. — Batii, and had several sons, two were 
in the army, and one a lawyer in Ireland. 

(3.) Lydia, m. firstiv to C. Cattle, of large estate in South 
Carolina, by whom she had i son and 3 daughters, 
viz. {Williaiii C. ; a dd!is;htcr, m. to Colquhnun, and 
had issue : a daughter, m. to Preston ; and Maria C ., 
d. unm.) Slie m. secondly to Gen. Guest, and had 
I son, \'iz., States Guest. 

Bvrrjib.-llb iWl-ii'all an.i jlnbitll ilUMllliIC had 12 sons 
and 6 daughters, \'iz. 

(i.) George, b. 25th August, 1763, d. ist June, i7f)4. 

(ii.) Peter, b. 2nd March, 170b, d. 26th December, 1769. 

(iii.) Archibald, b. nth October, 1767, m. 2nd .Ma\', 1792, 
Elizabeth Cadwalader, and had 4 sons and 5 daughters. 
Sec ib. 

(iv.) George, b. 2nd May, 1769, d. 17th April, 1799, m. 
Margaret Clyiner, and had 2 sons. See ib. 

(v.) Samuel, b. 4th May, 1770, d. 5th November, 1772. 

(vi.) Peter, b. 1773, mercliant in Philadelphia, ni. Sarah 
Gibson, a descendant of John Gibson, one of the early 
mayf)rs of I'hiladclphia, and had 3 sons and i daugh- 
ter, see ib. 

(vii.) Samuel, d. unm. 31st Iannar\, 1.^42. 

(viii.) Jasper, b. 5th Xo\'ember, 1779, d. iSoo. 

(ix.) Kirhard, b. 9th Ortdber, i7.So, d. unm. iS^j. 

Gf.seai.ogy. log 

(X.) William, h. ijtli September, 17S3, d. loth March, 1S40, 
ni. I'^rances-Harriet, daughter to the Hon. Samuel 
Sitgreaves, of Kaston. Penns\-lvania, Jurist, and some- 
time U.S. minister to the Court of St. James'. Mrs. 
McCall d. at Mount Wallah, ist July, 1S51, having 
had 2 daughters. See ih. 

(xi.) Robert, b. zMx September, 17S5, d. unm. 1S54. 

<xii.) Henry, b. 27th September. 17SS, d. June, i''^54, m. 
24th Ma\-, 1S17, Lise Jones, and had 4 sons. See ib. 

(i.) Mary, b. 2Sth July, 1764, m. Lambert Cadwaladcr, and 
had I son, vi^^., Thonms C. %slio m. Maria Gouveoneur, 
and had 2 sons and 3 daughters, viz., (John-Lambert 
C, Richard C: Emily C, Mary C. and ^Laria C.) 

(2.) Ann, b. 2n(i Mav, 1772, m. 1796, to WilHam Read, Esq., 
son of Mr. Chief Justice George Read, of the State 
of Delaware, and had 4 sons and i daughter, viz. 
(Gcoycrc R., ]\'i!lian! R.. Joint R., Saniiicl R.: and 
Mary R., who m. to Coleman P'isher, Esq., and had 

(3.) ^Largaret. d. unmarried in 1S60. 

(4.) Harriet, d. unmarried in 1847. 

(5.) Gertrude, b. 23rd July. 177.^, d. in infanc\-. 

(6.) Catherine, b. 2<)th June. 17S2, d. unm. 1859. 

(I^alljinilir iBU'Cl'.lll and Jlulin ,"lnalil-. had 3 sons and 
3 daughters, viz. 

(i.) John L, Admiral in the British Nav\-, (served with Ad- 
miral .Moore) m. his cousin. Miss Inglis. and had issue. 
Lived in Edinburgh, (ii.) Samuel L. m. Miss Aitchi- 
son, of Norfolk countv, and died, leaving a tine estate. 
He had one child, who d. \oung, and his widow m. 
.again to Dr. Currie. (iii.) George L, tmmarried, in 
rens\l\ania in 1S05. 

no Memoirs or Mv Ancf.stors. 

(i.) Ann I., m. to Gilbert Barclay, Esq., of Scotland, and d. 
before 1S05, leaving i daughter, Kaic B. 

(2.) Mary I., m. — Heron, an English West India gentle- 
man. The\- lived near ]->ristol, Eng., and had 2 sons 
and 4 daughters, viz. ( Julian //., in the army. Oliver 
//., in the nav\-, Mary II., Ildcna H., a daughter m. 
to — Middleton, said to be of the family of Baron 
Middleton, of Middleton, co. Warwick; and a daiif^litcr 
m. to — Lumley, said to be of the family of Lumley, 
Earls of Scarborough.) 

(3.) Catherine L, d. unm., in Pennsylvania. 

3 sons and 2 daughters, viz. 

(i.) William P., d. s. p. (ii.) Clement P., d. s. p. (iii.) George 
P., m., and had 2 sons and 2 daughters, \'iz. (William 
P.rClcmcnl P.: .l/.uj P. and Margaret P.) (i.) Ann 
P., d. s. p. (2.) Catherine P., d. s. p. 

sons and 5 daughters, viz. 

(i.) George S. ; (ii.) William S. ; (iii.) Joseph S., who m., 
and had 4 sons and 5 daughters, viz. (Joseph, John. 
George and Samuel: Mary. IIlIcu. Elizabeth, Martha 
and Margaret S.) (iv.) John S., who d. unm. : (v.) 
Samuel S., m. Mary Shipper, and had 3 sons and 4 
daughters, viz. {William. Samuel and Joseph, who m. 
his cousin Eliza-M. \\'i!liiig. and d. in i,S.S2 : Mar- 
garet, Mary, Eli~abeth and Sarah S.) (i.) Elinor S.: 
(2.) Mary S. : (3.) Margaret S. : (4.) Martha S. ; and 
(5.) Elizabeth S. 

daughters, viz. 

(i.) Helena E., m. to Admiral Digbx. in the English Na\y, 
and d. s. p. (2.) Elizabeth E., m. to William Shaw, 
loth Lord Cathcart, and had 10 iJiildren (see 


Diiuglis' Scoltish Pccrui^e). Her ladjship was ap- 
pointed Governess to the Nounpier pirincesses in Jan- 
uary, 1793, and one of tlie ladies of the bed-chamber 
to tlie Uueen in October. 1795. 


DER had 4 sons and 5 dauj^'htcrs, viz. 

(i.) Jolin. 

(ii.) Archibald. 

(iii.) Edward, who d. at Lima in 1S74, leaving a son, John. 

(iv.) George-Archibald, a graduate of West Pont, 1822, 
afterwards a General in the regular arms', taking a 
prominent part in the late rebellion (See Mores 
Rebellion Rccotds, published a few j-ears since). He 
m. Elizabeth McMurtrie, and d. in February, 1S68, 
ha\ing had 3 sons and 2 daughters. See p. 114. 
. (i.) Mary. (2 ) l-:iizabeth. (3.) Harriet. (4.) Margaret. 
(5.) Ami. 

sons, viz. 

(i.) George, d. unm. in 1S73, aged 78 j-ears. 
(ii.) William, b. 1797, m. Mar_\- Dickenson, and had a son, 

and I dauLjhter. viz. 

(i.) Charles, d. young. 

(ii.) John-C]ibs(m, many jears United States Consul at 
Tampico, Mexico, m. Josephine-Don-Miguel Becerra, 
and had 3 sons and 2 dau,L;hters. See p. 114. 

12 Mi:mo[ks cu" Mv Anci-stoks. 

(iii.) Peter, b. at Trenton, New Jersey, 1807. ,;,'radiiatetl at 
Princeton Culle^'e, 1^26, took a prominent part in 
connection with Gen. Patterson in (juellinL; the native 
American riots in 1S44; Mayor of Philaiicl[)hia, 1S45, 
and sornetinie member of the select council of that 
city. He ni., in 1S46, Jane-Uyrd Mercer, daughter to 
Col. John Mercer, of Cedar Park, West River, Mar\-- 
land, and had 1 son and 3 dau,i;hters, see p. 114. Mr. 
McCall afterwards attained great distinction as a 
member of the Philadelphia bar, he was counselor of 
law and Provost of the law academy there. }>rofessor 
of law at (and one of the Trustees of) the University 
of PennsN l\'ania, and he died at his country seat, 
Overbrook, in Montgomery County, joth October, 
18S0, and is buried in the vault of his family at 
' Christ Church, Philadelphia. 

(i.) Anna-Maria, d. young. 

GRE.W'ES had .: sons and 4 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Samuel, b. 12th June, iSio, d. iNjS. 

(ii.) Thomas Cadwalader, b. 21st January, 1823, d. nth 
July, 1844. 

(i.) Harriet-Gage, m. 25th June. 1834, to the Hon. Chris- 
to])her Adams, of Mount Wallah, in Louisiana, and 
of New Orleans, and had 5 sons and 2 daughters, 
viz., (Hairy-McCall .4.. d. young ; Edi.\trJ-\Vhite A., 
m. 14 10 6S, Julia-ljiddle Henderson, ami has issue. 
HichayJ-McCall .•!., d. inf. : Si!,i;n\ncs A . : Chnstuphcr 
A.; Francc^-llaynd A. and Eliz.ibcth-Ellis A.) 

(2.) Maria-L-Penderson, d. 1^54. 

(3.) Emily-Bertie, d. young. 

(4.) Susan Sitgreaves, d. 1S23. aged 4 years. 

Genkai-Ogv. 113 

HENRY McCALL and LISE JONES had 4 sons, viz. 
(i.) Kicliard, ni. in 1S40, Olive Wilson, and had 5 sons and 

9 daughters. See p. 115. 
(ii.) Edward, d. 1S23, aged 4 years, 
(iii.) Henrv, ni. in 1S44, Charlotte Willcock, and had i son 

and I daughter. See p. 115. 
(iv.) Evan-Jones, m. Angele Loringer, and had 3 sons and 

I daughter. See p. 116. 

ANN McCALL and THONLAS WILLING had (besides 
three children uho d. inf.) 5 sons and 5 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Charles W., b. 1766, d. 1799, was twice married, 
and had issue, (ii.) Thomas-Ma}-ne W.. b. 17G7, 
d. 1S23, m. Jane Nixon, and had issue ; (iii.) George 
W., b. 1774, d. 1S27, m. first a lady whose name is 
not recorded, secondly to Miss R. Blackwell, and had 
issue; (iv.) Richard W., b. 1775, d. 1S5S, m. Eliza 
Moore, and had issue ; (v.) ^Villiam-Shippe^ \\'., b. 
1779, d. 1S21, m. Maria-Wilhelmina Peters, and had 

(I.) Anne W., b. 1764, d. iSoi, in. to William Bingham, 
Esq., of Philadi-Iphia, a senator of the United States, 
and had i son and 2 daughters (see below) ; (2.) Eliza- 
beth W., 1). 17OS, d. 1S5S, m. to Major \\illiam 
Jackson, and has no sur\-iving issue ; ^3.) Mary ^^^, 
b. 1770, d. 1S52, m. to Henry Clymer, and had issue; 
(4.) Dorothy W., b. 1772. d. 1S47, m. to her cousin- 
gcrman, Thomas-Willing Francis, and had issue ; 
and (5.) Abigail W., b. 1777, d. 1S41, m. to Richard 
Peters and had issue. 

ANNE WILLING (daughter to Ann McCall and Thomas 
Willing) and WILLIAM BINGHAM had i son and 2 daugh- 
ters, viz. 

(i.) Willi. im I), (i.) Anne-Louisa B., m. 23rd .\ugust, 179S, 
to the Right Hon. .Mcxander Baring (afterwards 

114 * MEMOIRS oi- Mv A.vcr.sTORS. 

raised to the pceraj;e by the title of Baron Ashburton 
of Ashburton), second son of Sir Francis Baring, 
Bart., banker in London, and had issue. (See Burke's 
Peerage). (2.) Maria-Matilda B., m. to Henry Baring, 
Esq., a brother of her sister's husband, with whom 
she had a large family. 

had 3 sons and 2 daughters, viz. 

(i.) Archibald, (ii.) George, (iii.) Richard. 

(I.) Emily, m. in iSSo, to Charles Bradford, Esq. 

(2.) Elizabeth. 

MIGUEL BECERRA had 3 sons and 2 daughters, viz. 
(i.) Charles-Archibald, m. Cornelia White, and has 3 sons 

and I daughter, viz., (JoJin-Gibsun, Williain-Whitc, 

Robcrt-Kemble, and Helen.) 
(ii.) John-Gibson, 
(iii.) Rudolph, m. Mary Steinbrenner, and had 2 daughters, 

viz., (Ei)iina and Annetta.) 
(i.) Sarita, m. Francis Bond, Esq., and had 4 daughters, viz., 

(Joschinc B., Adelaide B., Eliza-C. B., and Frances B.) 
(2.) .A daughter. 

son and 3 daughters, \-iz. 

(i.) Mercer, b. 6th September, 1S49, d. April, 1S71. 

(i.) Gertrude. 

(2.) Edith, m. in 1S7S, to S. Keating, Esq., and had 3 daugh- 

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ters, viz., (Editli-GcrtruJc K., Elizabeth K., and Mar- 
garet-McCall K.J 
(3.) Jaiic-Hyrd. 

sons and g dauf;httrs, viz. 

(i.) Richard. (ii.) Jaines-Wilson. (iii.) Robert, d. (iv.) 
Jones, d. (v.) William d. 1880, aged 31. 

(I.) Lise, in. to Frederick Freret, Esc]., and hail S sons 
and 5 daughters, viz., (Frcdcrick-Willuvn ]■., Richard- 
McCall F., Blaisc-C. F.. d., Robert /•"., I'lnccnt-R. F., 
Edward F., d., Picrtc-Saiivc F., and Euf^ciie-Bavclay F. 
d. ; 0!ive-F., Funny-S. /'., Lisc F.. d.. Eugenic F., d., 
Lise-D. F.) 

(2.) Melanie, m. Louis Hewett, Esq., and had 3 sons and 7 
daughters, viz., (James H. d., Riehard-McCall H., d., 
Louis-Charles H . : Clara IL, d., Oliva-Wilson //., An- 
gcle H., Melaiue-Briiigier II.. Fannic-Fearn H., Coralia- 
Wilson IL, and Ilarriet-McCall //., d.) 

(3.) Olive, m. to Jolin-Grayson hijrd. Esq. 

(4.) Catherine. 

(5.) Charlotte, m. Emlid Borland, Jun., Esq., and has 2 
daughters, viz., (Olive B. and Elizabeth B.J 

(6.) Harriet. 

(7.) Marie, m. W. T. Morchead, Esq., and has i son, viz., 
(Richard-McCall M.J 

(8.) Blanche, ,/. 

(9.) Faniu'. 

had I son and i daughter, viz. 
(i.) Henry, m. Phcehe Ingersoll. 

(i.) Mcta, m. to Count Alphonse de Diesbach, anil has i 
son, Ladislaus de D. 


Mkmoiks or Mv Ancicstors. 

had 4 sons and i danL;lUei", vi/. 

(i.) Hcnrx", m. Lily Le,L,a^ndre, and had 3 sons, vi^., (Evan- 
Jones, Hcniy-Gcorf^e, and Einilc-Lc^tJidrc, d. inf., 1SS3. 
(ii.) Charles. 

(iii.) Eugene, d. 1S71, ag;ed 22. 
(iv.) Edward, d. 18.S2, aged 31. 
(I.) Adele. 

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