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Families covered: Broun of Bassendean, Broun of Colstoun, Broun in Hume Castle, Broun of Thornydykes

BP1934 starts with a report that this family was "in possession of the lands of Colstoun, co. Haddington, as far back as the 14th century" but does not mention anyone before George Broun who died in 1603.This indicates some loss of faith in the earlier report given in BP1870 which starts with Walter Le Brun as shown in the following pedigree. As there is a difference between the immediate ancestry of the early baronets, for interest and information purposes we show what BP1870 reports on the upper section of this page but believe that more research is necessary before any attempt should be made to connect any of it with the information from BP1934 which is given in the lower section.
Walter Le Brun or Bron, 1st of Colstoun and Glamilshiels (a 1116)
1. Sir David Le Brun of Colstoun (a 1125)
  A. ?? Le Brun
  i. ?? Le Brun
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  a. ?? Le Brun
  (1) Ralph Le Brun (a 1296)
  (A) ?? Le Brun
Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  (i) Richard Le Brun (a 1323)
  (a) ?? Le Brun
  ((1)) Sir William Broun of Colstoun
  m. Margaret de Annand (co-heiress of the barony of Sauchie)
  Described in BP1870 as grandson of William by Margaret de Annand but in BLG1886 (in which the first of the family mentioned is this William) as their son was ...
  ((A)) William Broun of Colstoun and Sauchie (a 1480)
  m. Marion
((i)) Alexander Broun of Sauchie and Finderlie
  m. Margaret Halket (dau of James Halket, 4th of Pitfirran)
  ((ii))+ 2 daughters
  ((iv)) William Broun of Colstoun and Otterstoun
BP1870 has a gap between the William who is shown above as alive in 1480 and the undermentioned George who is reported to have married Jean Hay of the Yester family. That Jean is not found in the Hay records but those records do mention a Marion Hay (d 06.1564, dau of Sir John Hay, 2nd Lord of Yester) who married George Broun of Coulston (d before 15.02.1519-2). As mentioned, the next reported by BP1870 was ...
  ((a)) George Broun (d 1603)
  m. Jean Hay (dau of Lord Yester)
  (((1))) George Broun of Colstoun
  m. Margaret Murray (dau of Sir D. Murray of Stanhope)
  (((A))) Sir Patrick Broun, 1st Bart of Colstoun see ## below
  m1. dau of the noble family of Sinclair
  m2. Lady Jean Ramsay
  (((B))) George Broun of Thornydyke
  See below. BP1870 reports that he had 3 sons - Alexander (father of 3rd and 4th baronets), James (dsp), and George (as shown below).
  (((2))) John Broun had issue
  (((3))) William Broun had issue
  m. _ Swinton (dau of _ Swinton of Swinton)



BP1934 reports as follows on this family. As it disagrees with the above, we presume that further research made the family decide that the above pedigree was not secure.
Patrick Broun of Colstoun (d 17.10.1603)
BP1934 does not mention Patrick's wife but TSP (Dalhousie) shows that he was married to ...
m. (mcrt 10.05.1574) Elizabeth Ramsay (dau of George Ramsay of Dalhousie) presumed mother of ...
1. George Broun of Colstoun
  m. (1599) Euphemia Hoppringle (dau of James Hoppringle of that ilk)
  A. James Broun of Colstoun (d 1668-9)
  m. (1625) Anna Heriot (dau of Robert Heriot of Trabroun)
i. George Broun of Colstoun (d 1657)
  m. Margaret Murray (dau of Sir David Murray of Stanhope)
  a. Lilias Broun
  m. James Bannatyne of Newhall
  ii. Sir Patrick Broun, 1st Bart of Colstoun (d 1688) see ## above
  m1. Alison Sinclair (dau of James Sinclair of Stevenson)
  m2. Jean Ramsay (dau of John Ramsay of Edington)
  Not sure which wife was mother of ...
a. Sir George Broun, 2nd Bart of Colstoun (dsp 1718)
  m. (by 1692) Elizabeth Mackenzie (d 05.05.1703, dau of George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromarty)
  b. Robert Broun (d 31.05.1703)
  m. Margaret Bannatyne (dau of James Bannatyne of Newhall)
(1) Jean Broun of Colstoun
  m. Charles Broun of Cleghornie
  (A) George Broun of Colstoun (Lord of Session as Lord Colstoun)
  m. Elizabeth Dalrymple (dau of Hew Dalrymple of Drummore)
  (i) Charles Broun of Colstoun
  (a) Christian Broun (b 28.02.1786, d 22.01.1839)
m. (14.05.1805) George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie, Governor of Canada (b 23.10.1770, d 21.03.1838, General, CIC India)
  (ii) Anne Broun (d 18.05.1768)
  m. (12.11.1763) Sir David Dalrymple, 3rd Bart of Hailes (b 28.10.1726, d 29.11.1762, Lord of Session as Lord Hailes)
  (B) Anne Broun (d 26.02.1790) apparently of this generation
  m. John Buchan of Letham (d 21.11.1792)
  (2) Margaret Broun
  m. David Kyle (Colonel)
  (3) Elizabeth Broun
  m1. John Hamilton of Udston
  m2. (1732) John Williamson (minster of Inveresk)
(4) Mary Broun
  m. Robert Waddell of Muirhouse
  (5)+ other issue (d 31.05.1703) - Patrick, George
  c. Ann Broun
  m. (1695) Sir Hew Cathcart, 1st Bart of Carleton (d 1723)
  B. George Broun of Thornydykes
  m. Marion Turnbull
i. Alexander Broun of Thorndykes and Bassendean
  m1. Catherine Swinton (dau of Sir Alexander Swinton of Swinton)
  m2. Mary Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce of Kinnaird)
  Not sure which wife was mother of ...
  a. Sir George Broun of Thornydykes, 3rd Bart of Colstoun (dsp 15.08.1734)
  m. Janet Spottiswoode (dau of Alexander Spottiswoode of Warristown)
  b. Sir Alexander Broun of Bassendean, 4th Bart of Colstoun (d 1750)
  m. Beatrix Swinton (dau of Alexander Swinton of Mersington)
  (1) Sir Alexander Broun of Bassendean, 5th Bart of Colstoun (d 1775)
  m. (1755) Mally Colquhoun (dau of Adam Colquhoun of Glins)
  (A)+ issue - Agnes (b c1766, a 1826), Beatrix
  ii. James Broun (dsp)
  iii. George Broun
  a. Alexander Broun in Hume Castle
(1) George Broun in Hume Castle
  (A) James Broun in Hume Castle
  m. Alison Brodie (dau of William Brodie)
  (i) Sir Richard Broun, de jure 6th Bart of Colstoun (d 13.12.1781, minister of Kingarth then Lochmaben)
  m. (1765) Robana McBryde (d 05.02.1819, dau of Col. Hugh McBryde of Beadland)
  (a) Sir James Broun of Mayfield, 7th Bart of Colstoun (b 12.03.1768, d 30.11.1844) had issue
  m1. (31.07.1798) Marion Henderson (d 20.08.1825, dau of Robert Henderon of Cloughheads)
  m2. (29.04.1835, sp) Janet Watson (d 17.06.1868, dau of R. Watson of Edinburgh)
  (b) William Broun of Newmains (d 1831) had issue
  m. Nancy Mainguy (dau of Col. Peter Mainguy of Guernsey)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BP1870 (Broun) with some input from BLG1886 (Brown-Morison of Finderlie)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 (Broun) with support from BLG1952 (Broun-Lindsay of Coultoun and formerly of Wellwood)
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