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Families covered: Coates of Barnhill, Coats of Dykehead, Coats of Paisley

Sir Robert Coittis, Prior of Blantyre (d by 1537)
Sir Robert was probably a close relation (possibly son ?) of Sir Thomas Coittis who was his predecessor as Prior of Blantyre. Robert is thought to have been the natural father of ...
1. David Coittis
  A. David Coittis of Barnhill, Blantyre (b c1545, d on/about 12.10.1607)
  m. Katherine Clerk (d 11.1617)
  i. John Coittis of Barnhill (a 1623)
  m. Isabel Pollock
  a. John Coates of Barnhill (d before 03.03.1696)
  m. Isobel Mason (d 1664)
  (1) John Coates of Barnhill (d by 1696)
m. Margaret Miller
  (A) John Coates of Barnhill
  m. (04.09.1674) Christian Murray (dau of John Murray of Flemington)
  The following connection is wholly speculative, being made primarily to avoid losing sight of the potential connection.
  (i) ?? Coates presumed intervening generation
  (a) James Coats in Barhill
m. (1748) Lilias Hamilton (sister/heir of Alexander Hamilton of Blantyrferm)
  (B) James Coats of Easter Kittochside of Dykehead (a 02.1699)
  m. Jane McGie (dau of James McGie of Braehead)
  (i) James Coats, 1st of Dykehead (d by 04.1745)
  m. (20.12.1706) Jean Graham (b 19.07.1687, dau of Patrick Graham, 1st of Lymekilns)
  (a) James Coats, 2nd of Dykehead (bpt 07.12.1707, d 08.12.1778)
  m. (13.02.1736) Agnes Todd (d 12.1791, dau of George Todd of Easter Haghill)
  ((1)) James Coats, 3rd of Dykehead (b 22.04.1737, d 25.10.1804)
m. (1783) Marion Graham (b 16.02.1751, d 20.05.1827, dau of John Graham, 1st of Kittochside)
  ((A)) Catherine Coats (b 07.05.1787, d 22.07.1832)
  m. (27.07.1819) Henry Scott in Hamilton
  ((B)) James Coats, 4th of Dykehead (b 09.04.1789) had issue
  m. Margaret Wilson (dau of Rev. Wilson of Shirter Hillside)
  ((2)) John Coats of Philipshill (b 23.09.1739, d 01.03.1814)
  m. Agnes Hamilton (b 09.1742, d 09.1828, dau of John Hamilton, 4th of Rogerton)
  ((A)) James Coats (b 1765, d 03.02.1791)
  ((B)) Jean Coats (d 1854) --
  m. (03.1803) Allan Pollok of Faside (b 1775, d 1851) --
  ((C))+ other issue (d infant)
  ((3)) George Coats of Paisley (b 14.03.1743)
  m. Katherine Haywood
  ((A)) James Coats of Paisley (b 01.10.1774, d 19.08.1857) had issue
  m. (22.11.1802) Catherine Mitchell (d 11.02.1857, dau of Peter Mitchell)
Not mentioned by either BP1934 or James Balderston (whose entry for George just reports that he "died abroad") were the following additional children who were kindly brought to our attention by a contributor (BC, 16.01.07).
  ((B)) Rachel Coats (b 1768)
  m. Thomas Watson
  ((C)) Jervis Coats (b 1772, d 1838)
  ((4)) Jean Coats (b 29.04.1745, d 19.09.1818)
  m. Robert Gilmour of Newhouse (d 03.1805)
  ((5)) William Coats of Eastend (d 15.04.1747, d 22.10.1831)
  m. Margaret Thomson (dau of William Thomson of Hallhill, Old Monkland)
((A)) James Coats of Eastend (b 1782) had issue
  m. (03.03.1809) Janet Thomson (b 04.06.1789, dau of William Thomson of Hallhill)
  ((B)) William Coats (d young)
  ((6)) Margaret Coats (b 31.05.1751, d 15.06.1818)
  m. (31.10.1786) William Balderston (d 24.02.1824)
  ((7)) Helen Coats (d 12.01.1827)
  m. William Thomson of Hallhill (d 18.05.1831)
((8)) Robert Coats (d 20.12.1829)
  m. Janet Warnock (d 07.1796, dau of Andrew Warnock of Humbie)
  ((A)) James Coats (d 27.10.1823) had issue
  m. (1812) Agnes Sempell (dau of John Sempell of Heads Glassford)
  ((B)) Janet Coats
  m. William Sempell of Heads Glassford
  (b) Jean Coats (bpt 24.05.1710, d 09.08.1796) --
  m. John Hamilton, 4th of Rogertoun (b c1705, d 1782) --
  (c) Patrick Coats of Braehead and Philipshill (bpt 28.09.1712)
  partner unknown
  ((1)) Jean (or Mary) Coats
m. James Hamilton of Braehead and Greenfield
  (d) Margaret Coats (bpt 12.10.1718, d 09.05.1790)
  m. John Todd of Easter Haghill (d 05.1790)
  (e) John Coats (bpt 19.02.1721, d 02.1795)
  (ii)+ other issue (a 1713) - John, William
  (C) Andrew Coates (a 1696)
  (D) William Coates of Old Place, Blantyre
  m. (c01.02.1677) Katherine Clark (dau of John Clark of Auchinraith)
  (E) Thomas Coates of Barnhill (a 1692)
  m. Jane Zull
  (F) Elizabeth Coats
  m. (mcrt 02.03.1696) James Thomson of Priestfield
  b. Janet Coats
  m. (mcrt 02.01.1663) John Jackson of Bardsdykes
  ii. Andrew Coats (in Spittal 1634)
  iii. William Coats (d 1666)
  m1. Agnes Pollock (d 05.1651)
  m2. Margaret Colquhoun

Main source(s): BP1934 (Coats, Bart of Ballathie), Stirnet's BG family records (the James Balderston database, 1832)
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