'Halliday01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Halliday of Berngaw, Halliday of Chapel Cleeve, Halliday of London, Halliday of Minchin Hampton, Halliday of Rodborough, Halliday (Halyday) of Tulliebole, Halliday of Whinnyrig, Halliday of Yard House

(1) Commoners suggests that this family was Celtic in origin and derived its name from the tradition that "they accounted every day HOLY, that was spent in ravaging the enemy's country". It appears that many of the name joined the Earl of Huntingdon when he accompanied Richard 'the Lion Heart' to the Holy Land and, on their return, spread across England.
(2) BLG1886 (Halliday of Glenthorne) claims that "It is now ascertained by documentary evidence the most authentic, that, although the last Laird of Corehead, undoubtedly the chief of all who bore the name of Halliday, and the lineal representative of the first who assumed it, left no heir male of the body, and that the direct Scottish line failed between the years 1400 and 1450, yet that Walter, the Minstrel (Master of the Revels to Edward IV.) was a younger son of the Annandale chieftain."
Walter Halliday 'the Minstrel', later in Rodborough in Gloucestershire (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483)
1. Henry Halliday of Minchin Hampton, Gloucestershire
  m. _ Payne (dau of _ Payne of Payne's Court)
A. Henry Halliday
  i. Thomas Halliday of King's Stanley
  a. Lawrence Halliday, Mayor of Gloucester
  m. Jane Pury (dau of Thomas Pury)
  (1) William Halliday, Sheriff of London (b 1564-6, d 14.03.1623/4)
  m. Susanna Rowe (sister of Sir Henry Rowe of Shacklewell, m2. Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick)
  (A) Anne Halliday
  m. (1619) Sir Henry Mildmay of Wanstead (d 1656)
  (B) Margaret Halliday
  m. Sir Edward Hungerford of Corsham
  (2) Samuel Halliday
  The following is partly supported by BLG1886 (Halliday of Chapel Cleeve).
  (A) William Halliday
  (i) Edward Halliday of Warminster (b 1625, d 1701-2)
m1. Mary Pilton (dau of John Pilton of Warminster)
  (a) Edward Halliday of Frome, Somerset (b 1659) ancestor of Hallidays of Frome, "extinct in 1823"
  m. Mary Hippie (dau of John Hippie)
  m2. (sp) Elizabeth (d 1662, Mrs Gardner)
  m3. Mary Barton (d 05.02.1723, dau of John Barton of Warminster)
(b) John Halliday of Yard House (Somerset) & Tilshed (near Devizes, Wiltshire) (b 1671, d 17.06.1737)
  m. Mary Trowbridge (d 09.05.1732, dau of Edmund Trowbridge of Lyppeyeate)
  ((1)) John Halliday of Yard House, Sheriff of Somerset (b 1709-10, d 09.06.1754)
  m. (1737) Mary Welman (dau of Isaac Welman of Poundisford Park)
((A)) John Halliday of Yard House (b 1736-7, d unm 04.1805, MP)
  ((B)) Simon Halliday of Iford Park (Wiltshire) then Westcombe Park (Kent) (b 1738, d 18.05.1791, banker in London)
  m. Jane Bythesea (dau of John Bythesea of Weake House)
  ((i)) Simon Welman Halliday of Brompton Hall, Middlesex (dsp 1842)
  ((ii)) Mary Halliday (d unm)
  ((iii)) Harriet Halliday
  m. Joseph Griffith of Brompton Hall (rector of Turvey)
  ((iv)) Elizabeth Halliday
  m. Michael Dicker Sanders of Exeter
  ((v)) Jane Halliday
  m. (1795) Sir John Dyer (Colonel)
  ((vi)) Louisa Halliday
m1. _ Sproule (General)
  m2. Frederick Caulfield of Faulkner House
  ((C)) Edmund Trowbridge Halliday of Chapel Cleeve, Somerset (b 26.10.1743, d 1813)
  m. (1790) Jane Hodgkinson (dau of Rev. Tillemean Hodgkinson)
  ((i)) John Halliday of Chapel Cleeve (d 02.1826) had issue
  m. (07.1814) Anne Innes Dyer (d 11.1871, dau of General _ Dyer)
  ((ii)) Trowbridge Halliday of Yard House (cleric)
  ((iii)) Mary Elizabeth Halliday (b 09.05.1795, d 29.04.1882)
  m. (1817) Peter Rickards-Mynors of Treago
  ((D))+ other issue (d unm) - Mary, Eleanor (b c1739, d 1805), Elizabeth (b c1744, d 1830), Prudence
  ((2)) Edmund Halliday (b 1716, d 1744, 4th son)
  m. Mary Jones (dau of William Jones of Sherborne)
  ((A)) Edmund Halliday (b 1744, d 24.03.1832)
  m. Joanna Ricketts (dau of John Ricketts of Gosport)
  ((i)) John Edmund Halliday of Warminster
  m. Mary Jane Seagram (dau of Dr. John Seagram of Warminster)
  ((3))+ other issue - Trowbridge (b 1706, d young), Edwad (b 1712, d infant), Margaret (d young), Mary (d young)
  (c) William Halliday of London (dvp)
  (d) Mary Halliday (b 1665, d 1741)
  m. John Higden of London
  (e) Susanna Halliday (b 1675, d 1763)
  m. John Bennett of Smallbrook
  (ii) Giles Halliday of Wedington near Devizes ancestor of Hallidays of Urchfont & Sutton Veney "extinct in 1827"
  (iii) Richard Halliday ancestor of Hallidays of Bradford, Wiltshire
  (iv) Dorothy Halliday
  m. Matthew Cooke of Frome
  (3) John Halliday
  (4) Margaret Halliday
m. Jasper Clutterbooke
  ii. Edward Halliday (d unm)
  B. Edward Halliday of Rodborough
  i. William Halliday of Rodborough
  m. Sarah Brydges (aunt of Sir John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos of Sudley)
  a. Sir Leonard Halliday, Sheriff then Lord Mayor of London (b c1550, d 09.01.1612,  a founder of the East India Compan)y
  Some details on Leonard and his sons come from Wikipedia ("Leonard Holliday", 15.02.23).
m. (1605) Anne Wincoll (dau/heir of William Wincoll (probably not Winhold or Wincot) of Langham, m2. Henry (Montagu), 1st Earl of Manchester)
  (1) John Halliday of London (b 1582, dvp 1610)
  m. Alice Ferrars (dau of Alderman William Ferrars or Ferrers of London)
  (A) John Halliday of Bromley, Middlesex
  m. Mary Rolt (dau of Henry Rolt of Darent)
  (i)+ issue - John (b c1641, a 1664), Eliza
  (B) Elizabeth Halliday (b c1608) probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Jacob, 1st Bart of Bromley (b c1598, bur 13.03.1665/6)
  (2)+ other issue (dvp) - Rowland (b 1579, d 1580), Walter (d 1598)
ii. Rose Halliday
  m. _ Payne of Payne's Court
  iii.+ 4 sons
  C. William Halliday of Stroud, Gloucestershire
  i. Theobald Halliday
  The following comes from BLG1886 (Halliday of Glenthorne) & BLG1952 (Halliday of Glenthorne).
  m. _ Hay, heiress of Tulliebole (dau of Col. _ Hay)
  a. John Halliday, 1st of Tulliebole, Fife (d 19.09.1606)
  m1. (mcrt before 19.04.1580) Margaret Moncrieff (d 1580)
m2. Elizabeth Hay (dau of Peter Hay of Megginch (probably not Patrick Hay of Pitfour))
  Not clear which wife was mother of John's children but it seems likely that it was Elizabeth.
  (1) (Sir) John Halliday, 2nd of Tulliebole (d before 03.10.1620)
Neither BLG1886 nor BLG1952 name the elder/eldest son (BLG1952 actually suggesting that John, 1st of Tulliebole, was succeeded by his 2nd son) but BLG1886 reports that "The estate of Tulliebole remained in the descendants of the eldest son". 'Fife (P&H, vol 2, p402)' names this eldest son and provides the following, albeit spelling the family name "Halyday".
  m. Helen Oliphant (dau of William Oliphant of Newton)
  (A) William Halliday, 3rd of Tulliebole (d 1666)
  m1/2. (mcrt 26.01.1637) Annabell Bruce (dau of Sir Robert Bruce of Clackmannan)
  m2/1. Isabell Rollo (b 19.02.1621, dau of Andrew Rollo of Duncrub, 1st Lord)
It appears that William married twice, as shown. It is not known which wife was mother of ...
  (i) John Halliday of Tulliebole (a 1696)
  m. Elizabeth Douglas (d 1696, dau of Sir William Douglas of Kirkness)
  (a) James Halyday or Halliday (dvp?)
  (b) Katharine Halliday
  m. Archibald Moncreiff (minister of Blackford, son of Rev. William of Moonzie)
  (c)+ other daughters
  (ii) Margaret Halliday probably of this generation
  m. William Halkerston of Rathillet
  (2) William Halliday, Provost of Dumfries this line followed by BLG1886 & BLG1952
  m. _ Johnston (dau of Gabriel Johnston of Dumfries)
  (A) Thomas Halliday, later of Berngaw, Dumfriesshire
  m. _ Wright ("an heiress of the Four Towns")
  (i) William Halliday of Berngaw (d 1745)
  m. _ Bell (of the house of Middlebie)
  (a) Thomas Halliday of Berngaw (d 1804)
m. Margaret Porteous (dau of Archibald Porteous in Copewood)
  ((1)) Sir Andrew Halliday (Deputy Inspector General of Army Hospitals)
  m. Helen Carmichael (dau of Peter Carmichael of Edinburgh)
  (b)+ other issue - John, Walter, Jane, Bridget
  (ii) Simon Halliday of Whinnyrig
  m. Gracie
  (a) John Halliday of Whinnyrig
  ((1)) Robert Halliday of Whinnyrig (dsp)
  m. Helen Douglas (niece of Sir John Douglas of Kilhead, Bart)
  ((2)) Simon Halliday of Whinnyrig (d 1829, Surgeon RN, banker in London)
  m. _ Harvie (dau of Thomas Harvie of Jamaica)
  ((A)) George Halliday (dvp unm 1820)
  ((B)) Walter Halliday of Whinnyrig & Linton (Devon) (dsp, Rev.)
  m. (1831) Anne Gardiner of Edinburgh
  ((C)) Anne Halliday
  m. W.G. Johnstone (banker in Florence)
  ((D)) Elizabeth Harvie Halliday (d 26.07.1826)
  m. (23.10.1823) Sir William Richard Conway of Bilsington (d 07.06.1834)
  Their son assumed the name Halliday.
  (b) Simon Halliday
  ((1)) daughter
  m. David Scott of Aberdeen (Captain RN)
  (B)+ "numerous progeny"
  D. John Halliday of Minchin Hampton
  The following comes from Commoners (vol 2, Halliday of Rodborough).
  i. John Halliday of Minchin Hampton
  a. Henry Halliday of Minchin Hampton
  m. Mary Mills (dau of Robert Mills of Red Marley)
  (1) John Halliday of London
  m. Mary Bowler of Kent
  (A) John Halliday of Bromley, Kent
  (i) William Halliday of Bowlehill in Rodborough (d 1715)
  m1. _ Driver of Aston
  m2. _ Blanch of Wootton
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (a) William Halliday of Bowlehill
  m. _ Gyde of Rodborough ("an heiress")
  ((1)) William Halliday of Bowlehill (d 1804)
  m. Catherine Beard (dau of Nathaniel Beard by Ann Spilman (heiress of Spilman of Spilman's Court))
  ((A)) William Halliday of Rodborough & Froom Hall
  m. (1792) Sophia Hawker (dau of Rev. Peter Hawker of Woodchester)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, Halliday of Wilts and Somersetshire) with input as reported above
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