'Clerk01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Clerk-Rattray of Craighall-Rattray, Clerk of Listonshiels, Clerk of Penicuik, Clerk of Spittal, Clerk of Westholme

John Clerk of Kilhuntley
1. William Clerk in Montrose (d 1620)
  A. John Clerk of Penicuick or Penicuik (b 22.12.1611, d 1674)
  m. (10.06.1647) Mary Gray (bpt 02.04.1630, d before 27.02.1668, dau of Sir William Gray of Pittendrum)
i. Sir John Clerk, 1st Bart of Penicuik (d 1722)
  m1. (1674) Elizabeth Henderson (dau of Henry Henderson of Elrington)
  a. Sir John Clerk, 2nd Bart of Penicuik (b 08.11.1676, d 04.10.1755)
  m1. (23.02/06.03.1701) Margaret Stewart (d 21/6.12.1701, dau of Alexander Stewart, 3rd Earl of Galloway)
  (1) John Clerk (dvp unm 1722)
  m2. (15.11.1709) Janet Inglis (d 29.01.1760, dau of Sir James Inglis, Bart of Cramond)
  (2) Sir James Clerk, 3rd Bart of Penicuik (dsp 06.02.1782)
  m. Elizabeth Cleghorn (dau of Rev. John Cleghorn of Wemyss)
  (3) Sir George Clerk, 4th Bart of Penicuik (d 29.01.1784)
  m. Dorothea Clerk-Maxwell (d 28.12.1793, dau of William Clerk-Maxwell) @@ below
  (A) Sir John Clerk, 5th Bart of Penicuik (dsp 1798)
m. Rosemary Dacre-Appleby (dau of Joseph Dacre-Appleby of Kirklington by Catherine, dau of Bishop Sir George Fleming)
  (B) James Clerk (d 1793, 3rd son)
  m. (18.10.1786) Janet Irving (dau of George Irving of Newton)
  (i) Sir George Clerk, 6th Bart of Penicuik (b 1787, d 23.12.1867) had issue
m. (13.08.1810) Maria Law (d 07.09.1866, dau of Ewan Law of Horsted Place by Henrietta Sarah Markham, dau of William, Archbishop of York)
  (ii) John Clerk, later Clerk-Maxwell 'of Nether Corsock' of Middlebie (b 1790, d 03.04.1856)
  m. (1826) Frances Cay (d 06.12.1839, dau of Robert Cay of Charlton)
  (a) James Clerk-Maxwell of Middlebie (b 13.06.1831, dsp 05.11.1879, professor)
James was the famous theoretical physicist & mathematician who developed the theory of electromagnetism. He is considered by some to have been one of the most influential scientists of all time.
  m. (02.06.1858) Katherine Mary Dewar (dau of Rev. Daniel Dewar)
  (iii) Isabella Clerk (d 02.11.1865)
  m. (28.10.1813) James Wedderburn (d 07.11.1822, Solicitor General)
  One of their sons inherited Middlebie and assumed the name Wedderburn-Maxwell.
  (C)+ other issue - George (d unm), William, Robert, 4 daughters
  (4) Christian Clerk
  m. David Seton
(5) Janet Clerk (b 10.08.1727, d 24.01.1784)
  m. (16.04.1750) James Carmichael of Hailes (dsp 12.01.1781)
  (6) daughter probably of this generation
  m. James Smollett of Bonhill (dsp 1776)
  (7)+ 5 sons and 3 daughters
  b. William Clerk, later Clerk-Maxwell identified in BLG1952 ('Wedderburn-Maxwell of Middlebie') as the 3rd son
  m. Agnes Maxwell (dau of John Maxwell of Middlebie)
(1) Dorothea Clerk-Maxwell (d 28.12.1793)
  m. George Clerk, later 4th Bart of Penicuik (d 29.01.1784) @@ above
  c.+ 1 son and 3 daughters
  m2. Christian Kirkpatrick (dau of Rev. James Kirkpatrick (Kilpatrick))
  g.+ 4 sons and 4 daughters
  Probably of the above sons/daughters, being brother/sister of Sir John, but of which marriage is unknown, were ...
  * Robert Clerk
  (1) Jean Clerk
  m. (1763) William Charles Little of Liberton, later Little-Gilmour of Craigmillar (d 1797)
* Margaret Clerk
  m. William Aikman of Cairny
  ii. Robert Clerk (b 1664, d 1720, 5th/youngest son)
  The following comes from BLG1937 (Clerke late of Westholme) with input from BLG1952 (Rattray of Craighall-Rattray), Commoners (vol 3, Clerk-Rattray of Craighall Rattray).
  m1. Margaret Brown (dau of Hugh Brown of Colston)
  a. John Clerk of Listonshiels & Spittal (b 11.09.1689, d 1757, President of the Royal College of Physicians)
  m. (mcrt 27.10.1720) Margaret Rattray (b 22.06.1702, d 23.05.1744, dau of Bishop Thomas Rattray of Craighall-Rattray)
  (1) Thomas Clerk of Listonshiels & Spittal (b 07.05.1722, d 1769)
m. (06.12.1757) Sarah Russell (d 1763, dau of James Russell of London)
  (A) James Clerk, last of Listonshiels, later Clerk-Lee of Bromont in Charles Co. USA (b 25.10.1758, d 1815)
  m. Margaret Lee (dau of Philip Thomas Lee, cousin of Genry Harry Lee)
  (i)+ 6 daughters
  (B) John Lee of Worthy, Hampshire (b 27.12.1759, d 10.1842)
  m. (15.11.1794) Anne Mildmay (d 1820, dau/coheir of Carew Mildmay of Shawford & Mildmay Park)
  (i)+ 3 sons and 4 daughters
  (C) Thomas Clerk of Westholme (b 14.03.1761, d 03.01.1817, Major)
  m. (12.09.1796) Dorothy Taylor (d 17.05.18*4)dau of John Taylor of Townhead, widow of Jeremiah Adderton)
  (i) Robert Clerk of Westholme (b 06.08.1798, d 05.04.1873, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (08.02.1817) Henrietta Frances Williams (d 07.10.1865, dau of Robert Williams)
  (ii) Frederick Joseph Clerk (b 24.10.1805, dsp 20.12.1873, Colonel, 4th son)
  m. (28.06.1859) Joanne Hamilton (d 17.05.1899, dau of Alexander West Hamilton of Pinmore, cousin)
  (iii) David Malcolm Clerk (b 18.12.1808, prebendary of Worminster) had issue
  m1. (07.08.1832) Stuart Sheppard (d 31.12.1877, dau of George Sheppard of Frome)
  m2. (05.06.1879) Henrietta Claypon Walsh (d 02.1925, dau of Rev. H.J. Arnold Walsh)
  (iv) Edward George Clerk of Clerkness, New South Wales, Australia (b 30.03.1813, d 03.02.1876) had issue
  m. (26.05.1855) Eliza Alicia Taylor (dau of Col. John Bladen Taylor by Rachel, dau of Sir William Dunkin, cousin)
  (v) Eleanor Clerk (d 30.01.1885)
  m. (07.05.1819) Henry Watson Barnard (d 09.07.1855, vicar of St. Cuthbert's, Canon of Wells)
  (vi) Maria Clerk (d 10.12.1868)
  m. (21.08.1832) William Clerk (son of Robert) @@ just below
  (vii)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (b 16.06.1797, d 26.11.1817), Henry (b 17.08.1803, d 21.04.1838), Dora (d 05.10.1874), Emma (d 07.04.1875)
  (D) Robert Clerk (b 07.05.1763, d 25.07.1815, Chairman of H.E.I.C.S.)
  m. (02.01.1789) Anne Taylor (b 24.02.1833, dau of James Taylor of the Paragon)
  (i) William Clerk
  m. (21.08.1832) Maria Clerk (dau of Thomas Clerk) @@ just above
  (ii)+ 2 sons and 5 daughters
(E) Anne Russell Clerk (b 20.04.1762, dsp 05.02.1829)
  m. George Hoar of Twyford Lodge
  (2) David Clerk (b 27.10.1724, d 10.05.1768, physician in Edinburgh, 3rd son)
m. (04.05.1761) Helen Duff (d 26.01.1812, dau/heir of James Duff of Craigston)
  (A) James Clerk, later Clerk-Rattray of Craighall Rattray (b 03.11.1763, d 29.08.1831, Baron of the Exchequer)
  m. (03.01.1791) Jane Duff (d 09.07.1839, dau of Admiral Robert Duff of Logie & Fetteresso by Lady Helen Duff)
(i) David Kennedy Clerk-Rattray (b 26.02.1792, dvp 14.02.1807, RN)
  (ii) Robert Clerk-Rattray of Craighall Rattray (b 21.12.1795, d 27.10.1851) had issue
  m. (12.02.1824) Christina Richardson (d 1882, dau of James Richardson of Pitfour, sister of Sir John, 13th Bart)
  (iii) Jane Clerk-Rattray (b 08.08.1794, dsp 10.11.1872)
  m. (15.02.1844) William Waring Hay-Newton of Newton (d 15.05.1860, son of William)
(B) Robert Clerk
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (Colonel), Hugh (d unm), Duncan, Margaret (d unm)
  b.+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
  m2. Agnes Carstairs (dau of William Carstairs of Kilconquhar)
  e. Helen Clerk
  m. (1727) Henry Strachary (Strachey) of Sutton Court
  f.+ 2 sons and 1 daughter
  iii. Helen Clerk (dsp bur 11.01.1690)
  m. (29.03.1677) Colin Mackenzie
  iv. Catherine Clerk
  m. (1680) Sir David Forbes of Newhall (b 11.04.1649)
  v. Sophia Clerk possibly of this generation
  m. Gabriel Ranken or Rankin of Orchardhead, later Little, 8th of Liberton (d 1737)
  vi.+ 3 sons and 2 daughters

Main source(s): BP1934 (Clerk) with input as reported above
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