'Chisholm02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chisholm of Chisholm, Chisholm of Comer (Comar), Chisholm of Muckerach

Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm (a 1584, d before 1590)
m1. Janet (Mary) Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail, widow of Aeneas Macdonald of Glengarry)
1. Thomas Chisholm 'of Comer', The Chisholm (dspm before 1590)
  Mackenzie (p48) identifies Thomas's wife as Janet, dau of James Fraser of Phoineas (brother of Hugh, Lord Lovat) & widow of John Glassich Mackenzie of Gairloch. However, in his work 'History of the Frasers' (p73), Mackenzie corrects the identity of her 2nd husband to Thomas's father, Alexander. We show her below as Alexander's 2nd wife and suggest that this was the Thomas Chisholm of Chisholm who married ...
  m. Janet Fraser (dau of Hugh Fraser of Guisachan & Culbokie)
2. John Chisholm of Comer, The Chisholm (a 1628)
  m1. ?? (probably widow or dau of _ Bayne of Tulloch)
  m2. ?? Mackenzie (dau of Alexander Mackenzie of Coul)
  A. Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm
  m. (1639) ?? Mackenzie (dau of Thomas Mackenzie of Pluscardine)
BLG1952 describes Alexander's wife as his cousin, dau of Alexander Mackenzie of Gairloch. That seems to be wrong not least because, although related to the Mackenzies of Coul, the Mackenzies of Gairloch were was not so close as obviously to support the term "cousin". The Mackenzie we show as his wife was his second cousin. TSP (Seaforth) reports her husband as Alexander Chisholm of Comer which is thought to have still been owned by the head of the family at this time.
  i. Angus Chisholm, The Chisholm (a 1658, dsp, Colonel)
  m. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of Murdoch Mackenzie of Redcastle)
  ii. Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm (a 1677)
m. ?? Mackenzie (dau of Roderic Mackenzie of Applecross)
  a. John Chisholm, The Chisholm
  m. Jean (Jane) Mackenzie (dau of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Findon)
  (1) Roderick 'Mac Ian' Chisholm, The Chisholm (b 1697, d 19.08.1767)
  m1. Elizabeth Macdonell (dau of Alastair Dubh Macdonell of Glengarry)
  (A) Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm (d 12.1785)
  m1. (10.01.1740) Eliza(beth) Mackenzie (dau of Roderick Mackenzie of Applecross)
(i) Duncan Chisholm (b 1747, dvp unm 23.10.1782, Captain)
  (ii) Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm (d 07.02.1793)
  m. (1776) Elizabeth Wilson (d 23.01.1826, dau of George Wilson of Edinburgh)
  (a) Mary Chisholm (b 25.03.1780)
  m. (12.12.1812) James Gooden of London
  Their son James took the name Gooden-Chisholm though his (second) son Roderick took just the name Chisholm upon becoming chief of the Clan.
(iii) Margaret Chisholm
  m. Hugh Fraser of Dunballoch & Newton
  (iv) Anne Chisholm (d 1816)
  m. Roderick Mackenzie of Scotsburn
  m2. Margaret Mackenzie (dau of George Mackenzie of Allangrange)
  (v) William Chisholm, The Chisholm (d 22.03.1817, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m. (12.03.1785/95) Elizabeth Macdonell (d 17.10.1859, dau of Duncan Macdonell of Glengarry)
  (a) Alexander William Chisholm, The Chisholm (b 15.02.1810, d unm 08.09.1838)
  (b) Duncan Macdonell Chisholm, The Chisholm (b 05.08.1811, d unm 14.09.1858)
  (c) Jemima Chisholm
  m. (01.08.1843/5) Edmund Chisholm-Batten of Thornfalcon (Somerset) & Aigas Forest
(vi) Mary Chisholm
  m. (20.12.1787-89) William Robertson of Kindeace (Major)
  (vii) Lilias Chisholm
  m. John Mackenzie (b c1764, d 14.06.1860, General)
  (viii)+ other issue - Roderick (a 1786, dspm), James (d unm), daughter (d unm)
  (B) William Chisholm, Provost of Inverness (d 1807, doctor, 4th son)
  m1. Janet Mackintosh (dau of John Mackintosh of Kyllachy)
  (i) William Chisholm of Clifton (Bristol) (doctor)
  (a) daughter
  m. Thomas Waddington (d 1868)
  Their son William Henry Waddington (1826-1894) was Prime Minister of France in 1879.
  (ii) Mary Chisholm
  m. John Mackintosh of Aberarder, Provost of Inverness
m2. Catherine Baillie (dau of Hugh Baillie of Dochfour)
  (iii) Alexander Chisholm in Demerara (dspm 16.07.1799)
  (iv) Emilia Chisholm
  m. William Mackintosh of Balnespick
  (v) Jamesina Chisholm
  m. _ Macpherson (Lt. Colonel)
  (vi) Sarah Chisholm
  m. Colin Munro of Granada
  (vii) Isabella Chisholm
  m. Henry Morrit of Rokeby (Captain)
  (C)+ other issue - James (d unm 02.1789, Governor of Fort Augustus), John (a 1746), Roderick (dvpspl Culloden, Colonel)
  m2. Isabel Mackenzie (d 1755, dau of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie of Scatwell)
(F) Lilias Chisholm (d 23.11.1778)
  m. (1751) Alexander Fraser of Culduthel (d 17.11.1778, Colonel)
  (2) Alexander Chisholm of Muckerach
  The following is supported by 'History of the Chisholms' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1891, p168+).
  m. ?? Chisholm (dau of Archibald Chisholm of Fasnakyle)
  (A) Archibald Chisholm of Muckerach (a 1777)
  m. Catherine Matheson (dau of John Matheson of Fernaig & Attadale)
  (i) Roderick Chisholm of Strathglass and Glengarry (d 1832, in Ontario) had issue
  m. Isabella Sutherland (dau of James Sutherland of Canada)
  Their son, James Sutherland Chisholm, became 'The Chisholm'.
  (ii) Donald Chisholm (Captain) had issue in Canada
  (iii) Alexander Chisholm, later in Antingonish, Nova Scotia had issue
  m. Janet Grant (dau of _ Grant of Gelmoriston)
  (iv) Catherine Chisholm
  m. Alexander Chisholm in =Craskie (farmer)
  (B) John Chisholm of Fasnakyle (Captain)
  m. _ Fraser of Fingask
  (i) son (d unm)
  (ii) daughter
m. _ Fraser of Kinmylies
  (iii) daughter
  m. James Chisholm (Colonel)
  (3) Janet Chisholm
  m. _ Macdonell of Leek
(4) Lilias Chisholm
  m. (Hugh) Fraser of Struy
  (5) Jean Chisholm possibly of this generation
  m. Kenneth Mackenzie of Dundonnel
  b. Theodore Chisholm
  m. Margaret Fraser of Culobkie
  c. Jean Chisholm
  m. Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Bart of Coul (a 1673)
  d. Katharine Chisholm probably of this generation
  m. Hugh ('Uisdean Mor') Fraser of Balnain (a 1696)
  e. Janet Chisholm probably of this generation
  m. Hugh Fraser of Belladrum (a 1680)
  iii. Colin Chisholm of Knockfin
  m. (24.06.1662) Mary Grant (dau of Patrick Grant of Glenmoriston)
  iv. (Christina) Chisholm
m. (William) Fraser of Guisachan (not Belladrum)
  v. Agnes Chisholm (d 1680) possibly of this generation
  m1. (mcrt 28.11.1656) Alexander Maclean, younger of Dochgarroch (dvp 09.1671)
  m2. (1674) George Grant (son of Alexander in Mulbean)
  B. Thomas 'Tanastair' Chisholm of Kinneries (d 01.1670)
  m1. (c1630) Catherine Mackenzie (dau of Roderick Mor Mackenzie of Redcastle)
  m2. ??
  C. Agnes Chisholm
  m. William Rose of Clava (b 1583-4, d 13.08.1664, son of William of Kilravock)
  D. daughter
  m. Alexander Rose of Cantray (b c1587, d 1622, son of William of Kilravock)
  E. daughter
  m. (c1625) _ Maclean of Dochgarroch
3. Wiland Chisholm (a 1584)
4. Janet Chisholm probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Hugh Fraser of Belladrum (d by 1620)
5. daughter possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Hugh Fraser, 2nd of Erchitt
m2. (1578) Agnes Fraser (dau of James Fraser of Phoineas, brother of Hugh, Lord Lovat, widow of John Glassich Mackenzie of Gairloch) ## see note at top of page under her stepson Thomas

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Chisholm of Chisholm'), 'History of the Chisholms' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1891, p46+)
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