'Byres1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Byres of Coates, Byres of Tonley

John Byres, 1st of Coates, Provost of Edinburgh (b 1569, d 1629)
m1. Margaret Barclay (d 12.01.1616, of the house of Towie)
1. Margaret Byres
  m. Alexander Heriot of Edinburgh
2. Rachel Byres
  m. Thomas Sydserff, Bishop of Brechin then Galloway then Orkney
3. Agnes Byres
  m. (02.09.1619) Thomas Charteris of Edinburgh
m2. (1617-8) Agnes Smyth (dau of Robert Smyth of Edinburgh)
4. Sir John Byres 'of that ilk' of Coates & Warriestone (bpt 18.02.1619, d 1648)
  m. Isabel Auchmuty (dau of Sir John Auchmuty of Gosford)
  A. John Byres of Coates (bpt 03.09.1639, 2nd son)
  m1. Jean Foulis (dau of _ Foulis of Ravelston)
  i. George Byres (bpt 30.10.1659, d young)
  m2. (mcrt 26.05.1666) Lilias Grant (dau of Sir John Grant of Grant & Freuchie by Mary Ogilvie)
  ii. Mary Byres (d unm)
  B.+ other issue - George (d young), Thomas (bpt 29.04.1647)
5. Robert Byres of Edinburgh (bpt 06.05.1621)
  m. Elizabeth Aikenhead (dau of David Aikenhead, Provost of Edinburgh)
  A. Marie Byres (b 1643)
6. Thomas Byres (bpt 08.05.1623, d 1647)
  m. Isabel Conyngham (dau of Capt. John Conyngham of Saughtonhall)
7. Alexander Byres of St. Leonard's, Edinburgh (bpt 19.04.1625, d 1660) had issue
  m. (mcrt 17.11.1648) Jean Drummond (d 1674, dau of Rev. James Drummond)
8. William Byres (bpt 13.04.1627)
9. James Byres of Coates (b c1639)
  m. (16.07.1667) Janet Middleton (d 29.11.1695, dau of _ Middleton of Stenhouse)
  A. James Byres of Edinburgh (promoter of the Darien expedition)
  m. Julian Gellie (dau of _ Gellie, baillie of Aberdeen)
  i. son (d infant)
  B. Robert Byres of Holland then Dublin (d c1715)
  m. (09.1704) Jean Sandilands (d before 1730, dau of Patrick Sandilands of Cotton by Margaret, dau of William Ord of Cairnbee)
  i. Patrick Byres of Tonley (b 13.05.1713, Major)
  m. (14.06.1733) Janet Moir (b c1710, d 09.1787, dau of James Moir of Stoneywood)
  a. James Byres in Rome & of Tonley (b 07.05.1734, d unm 03.09.1817)
  b. Robert Byres in Prussia and London (b 1740)
  m. (mcrt 12.11.1770) Margaret Burnett (dau of James Burnett of the family of Leys)
  (1) Patrick Byres of Tonley (b c1778, d 01.02.1854, Maj. General, 2nd son)
  m1. Jessy Frances Denniss (dau of Lt. Col. George Hamson Denniss)
(A) James Rathay Byres (b 25.11.1816, dvp unm)
  m2. (04.1834) Margaret Burnett (dau of Lt. Col. Joseph Burnett of Gadgirth, cousin)
  (2) Isabella Byres
  m. James Stewart (Lt. Colonel, son of Charles of Shambellie)
  (3)+ other issue (d unm) - James, Janet
  c. William Byres (b 1742, d unm 1764)
  d. John Byres (b 1745, d 17.09.1788, Captain)
  m. (mcrt 01.10.1744) Isabel Donaldson (dau of James Donaldson of Auchmull by Katherine, sister of James Gordon of Hilton then Pitlurg)
  (1) Katherine Byres
  m. (1800) John Moir of St. Catherine's (d 1856, son of Rev. George Moir of Peterhead)
Tonley passed to their 3 sons in turn, who assumed the name Moir-Byres.
  (2) Janet Byres
  m. (1802) James Moir of Johnston & Braehead (d 11.1861, son of Rev. George Moir of Peterhead)
  Ancestors of the later Moir-Byres of Tonley.
  e. Jane Byres (b 1735, dsp)
  m. John Durno of Cattie (brother of Sir James of Artrochie)
  f. Isabella Byres (b 1737, dsp)
  m. Robert Sandilands
  g. Martha Byres
  m. (1776) Rev. George Moir of Peterhead
  ii.+ other issue - James (b 27.10.1712, d 19.05.1713), Margaret (b 1705, d 1706), Janett (b 1706, d 1709), Jean (b 1711)
  C. George Byres in Venice (d unm)
  D. Jean Byres (bpt 13.10.1668)
  m. (28.04.1685?) William Souper of Gilcomston & Aberdeen
  E. Isabel Byres (bpt 12.05.1670)
  m. Robert Gordon of Hallhead & Esselmont (d 07.09.1737)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Moir-Byres of Tonley)
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