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Families covered: Haig of Alloa, Haig of Bemersyde, Haig of Blairhill, Haig of Bonnington, Haig of Dollarfield, Haig of Orchard Farm

Robert Haig of St. Ninians (d 06.1664)
m. Elspeth Abercromby (dau of John Abercromby of Abbots Throsk & Abbots Kerse by Agnes, dau of Sir Alexander Drummond of Carnock)
1. John Haig of Orchard Farm
  m1. (01.03.1660) Isobel Ramsay (dau of Alexander Ramsay of Alloa)
  A. George Haig of Newbigging (b 27.08.1662)
  m. (22.03.1684) Janet Anderson (dau of John Anderson of Alloa)
  i. George Haig (b 1686)
  m. (1716) Margaret Brown
  a.+ 6 sons (dsp)
  ii. John Haig of Alloa (b 1688)
  m(1). (31.12.1711) Elspeth Nicol
  a. George Haig (b 1712, to Carolina)
  m. (1742) Elizabeth Watson of Charleston
  (1) George Haig (elder son) had issue
  m(2). Mary Mahan (dau of Col. _ Mahan)
  b. John Haig of Alloa (b 1715)
  m. (19.04.1754) Eliza McGowan (dau of James McGowan)
  (1) Elizabeth Haig
  m. (1775) David Greig of Hall Greig
  (2)+ other issue - James (b 1756, dsp), John (b 1759, dsp), William (b 1765, dsp), Susan (d unm 1810), Janet (d young), Helena (d unm)
  c. William Haig of Alloa (b 1717)
  m. (11.10.1746) Marjorie Alexander
  (1) Jean Haig
  m. (1778) James Morison of Alloa
  (2)+ other issue - John (b 1747), Thomas (b 1748), James (b 1750)
  d. James Haig of Alloa (b 1719, d 1786, surgeon)
  m. (03.03.1754) Janet Pierson (dau of John Pierson)
  (1)+ issue - Logie (dsp), John (dsp), James (dsp), 3 daughters
  e.+ other issue (d young) - Robert (b 1723), Alexander (b 1730), 5 daughters
  iii. James Haig of Alloa (b 30.03.1691)
  m. (07.08.1718) Mary Mackenzie (dau of John Mackenzie of Alloa)
  BLG1952 follows the line of their son John, mentioning only that there was "other issue". A contributor (DJ, 14.04.08) kindly advised us of the family of John's elder brother George.
  a. George Haig (b 11.09.1719)
  m. (26.12.1752) Mary Mackenzie (dau of Andrew Mackenzie of Alloa, brother of Mary, cousin)
  (1) Mary Haig (b 17.09.1754, d 1838)
  m. Robert Henderson of Alloa (d 1799, baker & flour miller)
  (A) Thomas Henderson in Alloa (b 1785, d 1831, baker, 3rd son?) had issue
  m. Helen Kirkaldie (d 1875)
  (B) Mary Henderson (b 1773, d 1835)
  m. Alexander Baird of Alloa (d 1848, shipowner)
  (C) Elizabeth Henderson (d 1867)
  m. James Bruce
  (D)+ other issue - Robert (b 1774, d 1824), George (d 1797), James (d 1799), William Sellar (b 1789, d 1834), John (d 1788), Andrew (d 1799), Margaret (b 1776), Janet (b 1793)
  (2) other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth (b 10.07.1756), Agnes (b 16.02.1758)
  b. John Haig of The Garthlands, Clackmannanshire (b 09.09.1720, d 24.08.1773)
  m. (11.02.1751) Margaret Stein (dau of John Stein of Kennetpans)
(1) James Haig of Blairhill, Perthshire (b 01.02.1755, d 1833)
  m. (06.05.1784) Helen Higgins (dau of John Higgins of Higgins Neuk)
  (A) James Haig (b 1789, d 1824, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (1815) Margaret Philp (dau of John Philp)
  (B) Alexander Haig of Blairhill (b 1790, dsp 1865)
  m. (1825) Janet Anderson Berry (dau of John Berry)
  (C) Robert Haig of View Park, Edinburgh (b 1792, dsp 1838)
  m. (1821) Eliza Chalmers
  (D) David Haig of Glenogil, Forfar (b 21.02.1796, d 1848) had issue
  m1. (17.03.1828) Elizabeth Price (d 1833, dau of Richard Price of Highfields Park)
  m2. (1837) Eliza Cordelia Hornsby (dsp 1843)
  m3. (1844) Elizabeth Petit (dsp 05.07.1895)
  (E) Janet Callander Haig (b 1787, d 1865)
  m. (1816) Michael Edwin Fell (d 1837, Captain, son of Rev. William of Sheepy by Anne Cotton)
(F)+ other issue (d unm) - John (b 1786, d 1820), Margaret (b 1793, d 1876)
  (2) John Haig of Bonnington, Midlothian (b 24.12.1758, d 26.12.1819)
  The following comes from BLG1952 (Haig formerly of Bemersyde).
  m. (1787) Christina Jameson (dau of John Jameson of Leith)
  (A) James Haig (b 22.01.1791, d 1854, judge in Madras, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. (1815) Marie de St. Paule (d 1826, dau of Francois de St. Paule)
  m2. (1841) Martha Thompson (dsp, dau of William Thompson)
  (B) Robert Haig of Fane Valley, Dundalk (b 22.09.1796, d 1878) had issue
  m. (01.11.1823) Magdalene Murray (dau of David Murray of Whitehouse)
  #1# Their youngest son (Arthur) obtained Bemersyde (see #3# below) but sold it in 1921 when it was presented to Field Marshal Earl Haig (see #2# below).
  (C) William Haig of Red Braes (b 14.01.1799, d 1844) had issue
  m. (31.08.1824) Elizabeth Philp (dau of John Philp)
  (D) George Andrew Haig of Bonnington & Maulesden (b 13.02.1803) had issue
  m1. (13.11.1833) Janet Haig (dau of James Haig, cousin)
  m2. (1855) Matilda Oldham (dau of James Oldham of Bellamour, widow of Rev. Robert Haig)
(E) Thomas Haig of Bonnington (b 15.03.1804, d 1858) had issue
  m. (25.09.1828) Charlotte Haig (dau of Robert Haig of Roebuck & Killan by Caroline Mary Wolseley)
  (F) Christina Haig
  m. (1824) John Adair of Balkail, co. Wigton
  (G) Jane Haig
  m. (24.09.1825) John Haig (b 16.09.1801, d 1837, son of Robert Haig of Roebuck & Killan by Caroline Mary Wolseley)
  (H)+ other issue (d unm) - John (b 1789), Margaret (d 1833), Mary Ann (d 1825), Agnes Marion (d 1882)
  (3) Robert Haig of Roebuck (co. Dublin) & Killain (co. Cavan) (b 04.04.1764, d 19.08.1845, 4th son)
  The following comes from BLG1952 (Haig of Pen-Ithon).
  m. (07.08.1798) Caroline Mary Wolseley (d 1834, dau of Sir William Wolseley, 6th Bart of Wolseley)
(A)+ issue - John (b 16.09.1801, d 1837, had issue), William (b 03.05.1804, d 1862, had issue), Robert (b 1807, d 1813), Charles (b 09.05.1808, d 1847, had issue), James of Moyglass (b 08.03.1813, d 13.12.1891, had issue), Robert (b 1816, dsp 1847, curate of Armagh), Henry (b 19.12.1818, d 1897, had issue), George Augustus of Pen-Ithon (b 13.06.1820, d 30.08.1906, Sheriff of Radnorshire, had issue), Charlotte (m. Thomas Haig of Bonnington), Caroline (n. Rev. Charles B. Lowe), Maria (m. Rev. James O. Oldham)
  (4) William Haig of Seggie, Fife (b 07.03.1771, d 1847, 6th son)
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Haig of Ramornie') & BLG1894 ('Veitch, now Haig, of Ramornie').
  m. (13.10.1794) Janet Stein (dau of John Stein of Kennetpans, cousin)
  (A) John Haig of Cameron Bridge, Fife (b 24.10.1802, d 20.03.1878, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (20.08.1839) Rachel Mackerras Veitch (dau/coheir of Hugh Veitch of Stewartfield)
  #2# John & Rachel had 5 sons of whom the youngest, Douglas, became Field Marshal of the British Army and was created 1st Earl Haig.
  (B)+ other issue - John (d young), James (d young), Robert of Seggie (b 02.08.1804, d 1861, had issue), William (b 1816, d 1855, had issue), Magdalen (m. Andrew Philip), Margaret (d unm 1878), Janet (d unm 1879), Mary (m. Rev. James Pearson), Anne (m. John Jameson of St. Marnocks, Sheriff of Dublin), Isabella (d unm 1863), Marjory
  (5) Margaret Haig (b 1759?)
  m. (1768) John Jameson of Alloa (WS)
  (6) Mary Haig (b 1756?, dsp)
  m. Andrew Mackenzie
  (7) Anne Haig (b 1761)
  m. John White
  (8) Janet Haig (b 1766)
  m. (1791) John Philip
  (9) Caldom Haig (b 1767)
  m. (1799) James Millar
  (10)+ other issue - George (b 1760, d 1774), Andrew (b 1769, d unm 1824)
  iv.+ other issue - Alexander (b 1692), Robert (b 1697), 6 daughters
  B. John Haig of Airth (b 1665)
  m. (30.12.1698) Janet Anderson
  i.+ issue - Francis (b 1700), William (b 1709)
  C. James Haig of Orchard Farm (b 23.01.1671)
  The following comes from BFR ('Haig', p291+) with some support from BLG1952 ('Haig of Dollarfield').
  m. (28.02.1699) Elizabeth Burn (dau of John Burn of Easter Sheardale)
  i. James Haig of Orchard Farm (b 19.06.1709, eldest son)
  m. (04.09.1745) Janet Bardner (dau of Henry Bardner of Carnock)
  a. Henry Haig of Orchard Farm had issue
  m. (1782) Christian Guild
  b. William Haig, 1st of Dollarfield (b 1763, d 1834, 4th son)
  m. (1790) Abigail Smith Walker (d 1848, grand-dau of Thomas Walker of St. Fort, Fife)
  (1) James Haig (b 1791, dvpsp 1832)
  m. (1831) Jamet Walker (dau of William Walker of Pitlair)
  (2) Robert Haig, 2nd of Dollarfield (b 21.03.1795, d 1854) had issue
  m. (14.02.1826) Janet McGowan (d 25.02.1837, dau of John McGowan by Elizabeth Haig)
  (3)+ other issue - Janet (d 1869), Mary Anne (d 1873), Christian (d 1818), daughter (d young)
  c. Elizabeth Haig
  m. (1769) Geroge Mudie of Dunfermline
  d. Mary Haig
  m. (1769) James Thomson of Tullibody
  ii. George Haig (b 1719, 3rd son)
  m. (1743) Catherine Dow
  iii. Mary Haig (b 06.11.1699)
  m. George Thomson of Cambus
  iv. Anna Haig (b 1707)
  m. (1732) William Bruce of Clackmannan
  v. Catherine Haig (b 1716)
  m. (1740) Thomas Stein
  vi.+ other issue - John (b 1713), Elizabeth (b 1705, d young), Elizabeth (b 1711)
  D. Alexander Haig (b 1677) had issue
  m. (21.12.1703) Agnes Carmichael
  E. Anna Haig
  m. (1681) R. Forman
  F. Catherine Haig
  m. (1698) John Nicol
  G.+ other issue - David (b 1679), 2 sons (d young), 2 daughters
  m2. (29.06.1683) Janet Maine
  L. Edward Haig (b 1693) had issue
  m. (23.05.1718) Christian Crocket
  M. Robert Haig of Alloa (b 1697, surgeon) had issue
  m. (05.12.1735) Catherine Skeoch
  N. Charles Haig (b 1699) had issue
  m1. (08.08.1732) Janet Lindsay
  m2. (14.07.1738) Janet Proud
  O.+ other issue - William (b 1689), 5 daughters



David Haig, 20th of Bemersyde (d 1654)
m. (27.10.1636) Hibernia Scholes (widow of Anthony Gunter Prott)
1. Anthony Haig, 21st of Bemersyde (b 1639, d 1712)
  m. (05.10.1657) Jean Home (dau of James Home of Harleheugh, son of George of Bassendean)
  A. Zerobabel Haig, 22nd of Bemersyde (b 02.10.1663, d 01.1732)
  m. (13.04.1698) Elizabeth Gordon (dau of Thomas Gordon, 2nd of Buthlaw, by Janet, dau of Darby (sb David?) Fletcher, Bishop of Argyll)
i. James Anthony Haig, 23rd of Bemersyde (b 1718)
  m. (25.09.1757) Barbara Robertson (b 1720, d 04.11.1798, dau of William Robertson of Ladykirk)
  a. James Zerobabel Haig, 24th of Bemersyde (b 1758, d 05.04.1840)
  m. (09.12.1794) Isabella Watson (d 1846, dau of Samuel Watson of Edinburgh)
  (1) James Haig, 25th of Bemersyde (b 1795, d unm 14.01.1854)
  (2) Barbara Haig, 26th of Bemersyde (b 29.10.1798, d unm 26.07.1873)
  (3) Sophia Haig, 27th of Bemersyde (b 10.08.1806, d unm 08.11.1878)
  #3# Bemersyde passed to her kinsman Lt. Col. Arthur Balfour Haig (see #1# above).
  ii. Janet (or Elizabeth) Haig (b 15.03.1699, d 21.10.1777)
  m. James Home of Ayton Hall (d 06.12.1784)
  iii. Mary Haig
  m. (1735) Thomas Potts (Sheriff Clerk of Roxburgh)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1952 (Haig of Blairhill) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : BLG1952 (Haig formerly of Bemersyde)
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