'Binning1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Binning of Easter Binning, Binning of Edinburgh, Binning of Wallyford

MGH reports that "This family claimed descent from a peasant named Wiliam Bunnock" who, in 1311, concealed 8 men in his hay-waggon & blocked the portcullis so that those men could enter Linlithgow Castle and take the English garrison there by surprise."Tradition says that Rober the Bruce rewarded Bunnock with a grant of the lands of East Brinning". Possibly descended from that William was ...
William de Benyng (a 1429)
1. David de Benyng (a 1446) possibly father of ...
  A. ?? de Bynnyng presumed intermediary generation
  i. John Bynnyng of Easter Binning (a 1484, d 1503?) probably father of ...
  a. Thomas Binning of Easter Binning (d before 04.1526)
  (1) Elizabeth Binning of Easter Binning (d c1534)
  b. David Binning of Easter Binning
  (1) John Binning, last of Easter Binning (a 1574)
  (2) Thomas Binning (d 17.02.1606)
  m. Catherine Livingstone (dau of William Livingstone of Ecclesmachan)
(A) James Binning of Carlowriehaugh (b 1579)
  m1. (20.09.1618) Marion Adingstone (d 03.1635, dau of James Adinstone of Adinstine (Alderstone))
  (i) James Binning of Edinburgh, last of Carlowriehaugh (b 11.06.1620, d 05.1681)
  m1. (mcrt 17.03.1654) Christian Livingstone (dau of John Livingstone (Baillie of Corstorphine))
  (a) John Binning of Edinburgh (d 03.1693, 2nd son)
  m. (04.1686) Sarah Cant
  ((1)) John Binning (dvp 03.1671)
  (b)+ other issue (d unm) - James of Edinburgh (d 06.1691), William (d 03.1671)
  m2. (mcrt 21.12.1670) Margaret Burnett (dsp 04.1695)
  i(i) Katharine Binning (b 31.10.1624, d 11.1704)
  m1. (mcrt 31.08.1643) Robert Paterson of Edinburgh (dsp 08.1645, surgeon)
m2. (mcrt 28.02.1650) Laurence Scott of Bavelaw in Penicuik
  (iii) Margaret Binning (b 03.1626)
  m1. James Ross of Swanston in Colinton
  (a) James Ross
  (b) Barbara Ross
  m. William Allan of Edinburgh
  m2. John Craig (son of Sir Thomas of Riccarton)
  (iv)+ other issue - Thomas (d unm), Robert (d unm)
  m2. (20.04.1636) Euphemia Baillie (dau of Alexanbder Baillie, brother of Robert of Jerviston)
  (vi) Sir William Binning of Wallyford, Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b 11.03.1637, d 07.01.1711) - continued below
  m1. (27.12.1662) Elizabeth Scott (b c1639, d 04.12.1698, dau of Laurence Scott of Bavelaw)
  m2. (28.04.1701, sp) Mary Livingstone (a 1711, dau of George Livingstone of Saltcoats, widow of Alexander Menzies of Culterallers)
  (B) William Binning
  (C) Thomas Binning of Edinburgh
  (i) Thomas Binning
  (ii) Sarah Binning (d 10.1689)
  m. (05.1641) Alexander Brand of Edinburgh, later of Baberton & Redhall
  (a)+ 2 sons + 4 daughters
  (D) Agnes Binning
  m. (mcrt 01.12.1611) Thomas Glen of Edinburgh
  (3) Elspeth Binning



Sir William Binning of Wallyford (Inveresk, Midlothian), Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b 11.03.1637, d 07.01.1711) - continued above
m1. (27.12.1662) Elizabeth Scott (b c1639, d 04.12.1698, dau of Laurence Scott of Bavelaw)
1. Laurence Binning of Edinburgh (b 05.11.1665, d 17.05.1708)
  m. (24.09.1697) Margaret Hume (d 07.1701, dau of Sir David Hume, Lord Crossrig)
  A.+ issue (d unm) - Elizabeth (b 31.12.1698, d 04.02.1746), Jean (b 02.03.1700, a 1701), Margaret (b 1701, d infant)
2. William Binning of Edinburgh, later of Wallyford (b 27.07.1669, d 16.07.1734)
m. (mcrt 25.03.1709) Isobel Dundas (d 21.02.1724, dau of John Dundas of Duddingstone)
  A. William Binning, last of Wallyford (b 28.08.1710, d unm 02.02.1791)
  B.+ other issue (d unm) - John (b 05.06.1716, d 20.08.1733), Laurence (b 19.12.1717, d 23.07.1728), Elizabeth (b 26.06.1712, d 1772), Anne (b 18.01.1715, d 29.01.1786)
3. Charles Binning of Pilmuir (near Lauder, Berwickshire) (b 04.11.1674, d 15.09.1758, Solicitor General for Scotland, 5th son)
  m. (15.08.1706) Margaret Montgomery (dau of Hew Montgomery of Broomlands)
  A. Elizabeth Binning (b 10.01.1708, dsp 06.11.1782)
  m. (07.1744) Andrew Buchanan of Drumpellier, Provost of Glasgow (m1. ??)
  B. Katharine Binning (b 07.05.1711, d 14.12.1769)
  m. (05.06.1738) David Inglis (Treasurer of Edinburgh then Treasurer of the Bank of Scotland)
  An inheritance passed through one of their daughters into a Monro family, a member of which assumed the name Binning-Monro.
  C.+ other issue - Richard (b 27.06.1676, unm 306.1696), Jean (b 11.10.1709, d 01.06.1710), Barbara (b 06.1712, d 09.02.1713), Isabella (d unm 28.07.1806), Margaret (b 25.12.1678, d 10.1680)
4. Katharine Binning (b 10.02.1667)
  m. (13.02.1697) William Baird (son of Sir Robert of Saughton, Bart)
5.+ other issue (d unm) - James (b 27.07.1669, d 30.10.1689), Hew (b 25.10.1670, d 04.1675), Richard (b 27.06.1676, d 06.1696), John (b 25.12.1678, d 10.1680), Euphemia (b 26.12.1663, d 11.1665)
m2. (28.04.1701, sp) Mary Livingstone (a 1711, dau of George Livingstone of Saltcoats, widow of Alexander Menzies of Culterallers)

Main source(s): MGH (NS5 vol 1 (1916), 'The Binnings of Wallyford', p205+)
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