'McKerrell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: McKerrell of Hillhouse

'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p32+) reports that "The McKerrells have flourished from a remote period in the shire of Ayr. The name Kirriell appears on the roll of Battle Abbey; hence the family is presumed to be of Norman descent." Paterson mentions that Sir John McKirel, who " distinguished himself at the celebrated battle of Otterburn, 19th August, 1388" and bore the arms held by the family, was ancestor of this family.
Martin McKerrell in Hillhouse, Ayrshire
1. John McKerrell in Hillhouse
  A. William McKerrell of Hillhouse (b 1562, d 10.1629)
  m1. Elizabeth Fullerton (dau of John Fullerton of Dreghorn by Helen, dau of Sir John Chalmers of Gadgirth)
  i. William McKerrell of Hillhouse (d 09.1642)
  m. Jean Wallace (she m2. William Wallace of Galrigs aka Newfield)
a. William McKerrell of Hillhouse (dspm 06.1658)
  m. (mcrt 10/11.11.1657) Euphemia Russell (dau of Rev. William Russell of Kilbirnie)
  b. John McKerrell in Paisley, later of Hillhouse (d 05.1672)
  m. (mcrt 04/5.1660) Elizabeth Wallace (dau of Robert Wallace, Bishop of the Isles)
  (1) William McKerrell of Hillhouse (d 11.05.1705)
  BLG1952 identifies William's wife as Elizabeth, only daughter of William Fairlie of Bruntsfield & Dreghorn by Jean, Lady of Rowallan (who m2. 1st Earl of Glasgow). However, she was probably a generation earlier.
m. (24.01.1688) Elizabeth Fairlie (d c1742, dau of William Fairlie of Bruntsfield)
  (A) William McKerrell of Hillhouse (bpt 26.10.1690, d before 13.12.1750)
  m. Isabella Mary Vinchon (dau of Mary Antony Vinchon of Bacquecourt, sister of Sir Charles dex Voeux, 1st Bart of Indiville)
  (i) William McKerrell of Hillhouse (bpt 26.10.1690, d before 13.12.1750) (d unm 06.1772)
(ii) John McKerrell of Hillhouse (b 01.04.1732, d 1811)
  m. (03.1752) Margaret Fulton (dau of Humphrey Fulton of Maxwelton)
  (a) William McKerrell of Hillhouse (b 19.11.1752, d 15.12.1820)
  m1. _ Reid (dsp, sister of Robert Reid of Adamtoe)
  m2. _ Govane (dau of Robert Govane of Anderstoun)
  ((1)) John McKerrell of Hillhouse (d unm 24.11.1835)
  ((2)) Henry McKerrell of Hillhouse (b 17.02.1798, dsp 16.03.1853)
  m. (27.02.1838) Margaret Cochrane Paterson (dau of John Paterson of Edinburgh)
  ((3)) Margaret McKerrell (dsp 31.08.1868)
  m. John Crawfurd (Major, son of Moses of Newfield, cousin)
((4)) Anne McKerrell (d 02.1853)
  m. (1816) James Brown (chartered accountant)
  ((5))+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, William (d young), James (d 1833), Janet, Mary
  (b) John McKerrell (b 30.08.1758, d 16.05.1836)
  m1. (1794) Cecila Harvey (d 20.11.1801)
  ((1)) John McKerrell (b 1795, d 06.12.1831) had issue (1 dau)
  m. Anna Buchanan (dau of Herbert Buchanan of Arden by Anna, dau of Robert Fulton of Hartfield, 2nd cousin)
  ((2)) Alexander McKerrell (b 1797, dsp 1828)
  m. Seraphina Pennell (dau of William Pennell, she m2. John Bramley Moore)
  ((3)) William McKerrell of Hillhouse (b 09.1799, dsp 16.04.1882)
m. (1835) Charlotte Patullo Wright (b 27.06.1799, d 03.10.1879, dau of John Edward Wright by Agnes McKerrell)
  m2. Helen Stewart (sister of James of Williamwood, niece of Robert Morris of Craig)
  ((4)) Archibald McKerrell (b 05.09.1807, d unm 24.03.1861)
  (c) Robert McKerrell (b 26.11.1760, d 04.1841) had issue
  m. (17.11.1800) Sabina Margaretha Schulze (dau of Johann Christian Schulze of Frankfort)
  (d) Fulton McKerrell (b 17.09.1769, d 1840) had issue (3 daus)
  m1. Jane Fulton (dsp, dau of Robert Fulton of Hartfield, cousin)
  m2. Mary McCall (dau of James McCall of Braehead)
  (e) Margaret McKerrell (b 06.05.1766)
m. Moses Crawfurd of Newfield
  (f) Mary McKerrell (b 18.07.1771)
  (g) Elizabeth McKerrell (b 25.10.1777)
  m. John Reid (Colonel, brother of laird of Adamton)
  ((1)) Elizabeth McKerell Reid (d 1826) probably of this generation
  m. (12.1822) George James Campbell of Treesbank (b 07.1800)
  (h) Jean McKerrell (b 30.07.1775)
  m. Robert Fulton of Hartfield (Lt. Colonel, cousin)
  (i) Marion McKerrell (b 06.02.1777)
  m. James Kibble of Whiteford & Greenlaw House
(j) Agnes McKerrell (b 10.03.1779)
  m. John Edward Wright of Bolton-on-Swale
  (iii) Elizabeth McKerrell
  (B) Jean McKerrell (bpt 11.08.1698)
  m. (mcrt 22.12.1725) Robert Campbell
  (C)+ other issue - Alexander (bpt 16.09.1694), Robert, John of Paisley (bpt 21.06.1702), Elizabeth (bpt 22.04.1692, d young)
  (2) Anna McKerrell (d 1691)
  m. (mcrt 1689) Robert Nisbet (son of Robert at Loundoun Kirk, of family of Carfin)
  (3) Jean McKerrell
m. James Wallace (brother of Robert of Cairnhill)
  (4)+ other issue - Robert, Elizabeth
  c. Robert McKerrell (a 03.1677)
  m. Margaret Cunningham (sister of Robert Cunningham of Auchinbervie)
  (1)+ 2 daughters
  d. Jean McKerrell
  m. (mcrt 30.07.1658) Fergus MacAlexander (minister of Barr)
  ii. Agnes McKerrell (d 03.1631)
  m. (mcrt 29.01.1612) William Roger
  m2. (mcrt 16.07.1604) Margaret Fullarton (d 06.09.1612)
  iii. Jean McKerrell
  m. (mcrt 29.08.1627) John Shaw of Dalwyne
  iv. Margaret McKerrell
  m. (mcrt 09.08.1632) James Chalmer
  m3. (mcrt 17.09.1613) Esther Fullarton (dau of James Fullarton, elder of that ilk, she m2. Adam Cunynghame, brother of William of Brounhill)
  v. Sarah McKerrell
  m. (mcrt 29.08.1638) John Ross (son of Andrew of Troweir)
  vi.+ other issue - James of Headmark, Barbara, Elizabeth

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('McKerrell of Hillhouse')
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