'Arnot4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Arnot of Colbrandspath (Cockburnspath), Arnott of Kirkconnel Hall, Arnott of Foulden, Arnott of Hoprig, Arnott of Woodmylne (Woodmill)

John Arnot of Brocollie
1. ?? Arnot
  A. ?? Arnot of Colbrandspath (aka Cockburnspath)
  i. William Arnot
  m. Margaret (or Marion) Wallace
  a. Sir John Arnott 'of Cockburnspath' of Berswick & Restalrig, Woodmylne, etc., Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b c1542, d 21.01.1616)
  Sir John purchased Woodmylne from distant cousins.
  m1. Helen Johnstone (dau of William Johnstone of Kellobank)
  (1) John Arnott of Woodmylne (dvp)
  The following is supported by 'The House of Arnot' (p98+).
  m. Marion Johnston (dau of John Johnston (clerk of the Privy Council))
  (A) John Arnott of Woodmylne (Woodmill)
m. Rachael Jackson (dau of John Jackson (baillie of Edinburgh))
  (i) James Arnott of Woodmylne (Woodmill) (2nd son)
  m. Anne Winram (dau of Sir George Winram (Lord of Session as Lord Liberton))
  (a) James Arnott of Woodmylne (Woodmill)
  m. Janet Balfour (dau of Sir James Balfour, 1st Bart of Denmylne (Lord Lyon) King of Arms)
  ((1)) George Arnott of Woodmylne (Woodmill) (bpt 30.12.1680, 2nd son)
  m. (26.11.1704) Margaret Oswald (dau of Sir James Oswald of Fingleton by Margaret, dau of Sir Thomas Hamilton of Preston)
  The following is supported by 'The House of Arnot' (p110+).
  ((A)) George Arnott of Kirkconnel Hall
  m. (22.03.1754) Janet Knox (dau of William Knox of Kikrconnel by Sarah Irving)
  ((i)) George Arnott (3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Murray
  ((a)) daughter
  m. John Easton in Ecclefechan
  ((b))+ other issue - George (d young), William (to America), Archibald in Liverpool (d unm, surgeon), 2 daughters
  ((ii)) John Arnott of Kirkconnel Hall (b 22.09.1768) had issue
m. Catherine Shortt (bpt 14.04.1779, dau of Francis Shortt of Courance Hill (Provost of Dumfries) by 1st wife)
  ((iii)) Archibald Arnott, later of Kirkconnel Hall (b 18.04.1772, d unm 06.07.1855, surgeon)
  ((iv))+ other issue - William (d young), James (d c1779), Margaret Oswald, others (d infant)
  ((B)) Janet Arnott (bpt 04.04.1706)
  m. (27.04.1722) John Lesly of Lumquhat
  ((2))+ other issue including James (bpt 18.11.1679, d 13.01.1700)
  (b) John Arnott in Coupar (surgeon)
  (c) George Arnott (writer)
  m. Corstorphin Moncrieff (dau of _ Moncrieff of Reddie)
  (ii) William Arnott of Mugdrum & Reid Insch
  m. (1663) Jeane Cheape (dau of James Cheape of Ormistion (or Rossie))
(a) Katherine Arnott
  m. (1686) Alexander Spence of Berrihall (writer in Edinburgh)
  (b) Janet Arnott
  m. (by 1688) Mungo Murray of Pitcaithly (b 1662, son of Sir William of Ochtertyre)
  (iii) daughter
  'The House of Arnot' (p99) reports that Riddell mentions a daughter married to David Balfour of Forret (Lord of Session) but that "a pencil note on the Riddell MS., says 'or Sir Andrew Balfour')". Provisionally we support the latter idea simply because we already identified 2 wives for Lord Forret. ## see here ##
  m. Sir Andrew Balfour
  (iv)+ other issue - John (d infant), John, David
  (B) daughter
  m. John Hall (minister in Edinburgh)
  (C) Rachel Arnott (d unm)
  (2) William Arnott of Colbrandspath (Cockburnspath) & Foulden
The following is supported by 'The House of Arnot' (p88+).
  m. Margaret Hoome (dau of Patrick Hoome in Dunglassie)
  (A) John Arnott of Hoprig
  m. Margaret Craig (dau of Robert Craig (advocate))
  (i) John Arnott of Hoprig
  m. (Isobel) Hamilton (dau of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick)
(ii)+ other issue - Joneta, Mariota, Rachel
  (B) James Arnott of Foulden
  m. Agnes Jackson (dau of John Jackson (baillie of Edinburgh))
  (i)+ issue - son (dsp in France), William (minister?), James (minister?), Samuel (minister?)
  (C) William Arnott
  m. (c1622) Jean Renton (dau of John Renton of Billie)
  (D) Rachel Arnott
  m. Samuel Johnston of Shiens/Schenes (d 1659)
  (E) Janet Arnott
  m. Robert Pringle (writer)
  (F) Margaret Arnott
m. (mcrt 04.11.1615) John Renton of Billie (son of David of Billie)
  (G)+ other issue - Robert, Alexander
  (3) James Arntot of Granton & Fastcastle (a 1613)
  m. (29.11.1598) Maddalen Thomson (a 1613)
  (A) (Rachel) Arnot (only dau)
m. John Wilkie of Foulden
  (4) Rachel Arnott
  m. Archibald Johnston (d 10.1619)
  (5) daughter
  m. James Dalziell in Edinburgh
  m2. Margaret Craig (dau of Robert Craig, sister of Thomas of Riccarton)
  (6) Marion Arnott
  m1. James Nisbet (brother of Patrick, Lord Eastbank)
  m2. Sir Lewis Stewart
  (7) Helen Arnott
  m. (04.09.1610) George Home of Manderston (a 1637)
  m3. (08.11.1608) Helen Heriot (dau of James Heriot of Trabroun, widow of Thomas Craig of Riccarton)
  m4. Elizabeth Hepburn (dau of John Hepburn, relict of Robert Hepburn (parson of Hauch) & Walter Henderson of Easter Granton, m4. Sir James Foulis of Colinton)

Main source(s): 'The House of Arnot and some of its branches' (James Arnott, 1918, p62+) with a little input/support from www.electricscotland.com/history/nation.arnot2.htm and input/support as reported above
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