'Maxwell02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maxwell of Ballycastle, Maxwell of Carlaverock, Maxwell of Cavens, Maxwell of Kirkhouse, Maxwell of Middlebie, Maxwell of Nithsdale, Maxwell of Orchardtoun, Maxwell Herries of Terregles

Robert Maxwell, 2nd Lord of Carlaverock (d c05.1485)
m. (before 04.02.1424-5) Janet Forrester (dau of Sir John Forrester, 2nd of Corstorphine)
1. John Maxwell, 3rd Lord of Carlaverock (d Kirtle 22.07.1484)
  m. (c1454) Janet Crichton (dau of George Crichton, Earl of Caithness)
  A. John Maxwell, 4th Lord of Carlaverock (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. (before 20.02.1491-2) Agnes Stewart (a 25.07.1530, dau of Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies)
  i. Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord of Carlaverock (d 09.07.1546)
  m1. (1509) Janet Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas, 6th of Drumlanrig)
a. Robert Maxwell, 6th Lord of Carlaverock (d 13.09.1552)
  m. Beatrix Douglas (a 1528, a 10.1583, dau of James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton)
  (1) Robert Maxwell, 7th Lord of Carlaverock (b 1551, d before 16.01.1554-5)
  BE1883 (Maxwell) does not recognise this Robert, who died an infant, as ever having been a Lord. Hence, it disagrees with TSP on the numbering of later Lords.
  (2) John Maxwell, 8th Lord of Carlaverock, Earl of Morton (b 24.04.1553, d 07.12.1593)
  The earldom was obtained following the execution of James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Regent of Scotland. However, the title was later revoked when the earldom was restored to the Douglas family.
  m. (17.02.1572) Elizabeth Douglas (d 02.1637, dau of David Douglas, 7th Earl of Angus)
  (A) John Maxwell, 9th Lord of Carlaverock (b c1585?, d 21.05.1613)
  m. Margaret Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Hamilton)
(B) Robert Maxwell, 10th Lord of Carlaverock, Earl of Morton renamed 1st Earl of Nithsdale (d 05.1646)
  m. (28.10.1619) Elizabeth Beaumont (d 1671, dau of Sir Francis Beaumont)
  (i) Robert Maxwell 'the Philosopher', 2nd Earl of Nithsdale (b 01.09.1620, dsp unm 05.10.1667)
  (ii) Jean Maxwell (d 09.1649)
  (iii) Elizabeth Maxwell (d young)
  (C) James Maxwell
  (i) Jane Maxwell
  (D) Elizabeth Maxwell (a 12.1639)
  m. John Maxwell, 6th Lord Herries of Terregles (d c09.1631)
  Their eldest son became 7th Lord Herries of Terregles.
  (E) Margaret Maxwell
  m. (mcrt 11.1597) John Wallace of Craigie
  (F) Jean Maxwell (d unm)
  (G) Agnes Maxwell (d before 09.1656)
  m. (mcrt 03.04.1603) William Douglas of Greenlaw, etc
partner unknown
  (H) John Maxwell of Middlebie (d 1639)
  The following comes from BLG1886 ('Maxwell of Middlebie') & BLG1952 ('Wedderburn-Maxwell of Middlebie').
  m. Marion Maxwell (dau of Homer Maxwell of Speddoch, m2. Andrew Stewart)
  (i) Robert Maxwell of Middlebie (of c1679)
  m. _ Dacre ("of a Northumberland family")
  (a) John Maxwell of Middlebie
  m. Dorothea Bellenden
((1)) Agnes Maxwell of Middlebie
  m. William Clerk, later Clerk-Maxwell (son of Sir John of Penicuik, Bart)
  partner unknown
  (3) Robert Maxwell of Castlemilk
  b. Sir John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles (b c1512, d 20.01.1582-3)
  The following is supported by TSP (Herries of Terregles).
  m. Agnes Herries (b c1534, d 14.03.1593-4, dau of William Herries, 3rd Lord of Terregles)
  (1) William Maxwell, 5th Lord Herries of Terregles (b c1555, d 10.10.1603)
  m. Catharine Kerr (d 03.1600, dau of Mark Kerr, Commendator of Newbottle)
  (2) Sir Robert Maxwell of Spottes & Orchardston (d before 31.10.1615)
  m1. Elizabeth Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Auchinreach)
m2. Sara (or Grisel) Johnstone (dau of Sir John Johnstone of Johnstone)
  Although some web sites show Elizabeth Gordon as mother of Sir Robert, we have yet to see confirmation of who was the mother of Sir Robert's children. The following is supported by TCB (vol 3, 'Maxwell of Orchardtoun', p340).
  (A) Sir Robert Maxwell, 1st Bart of Orchardtoun (Orchardstoun or Orchardton) & Ballycastle (co. Londonderry) (a 1669, d before 1673)
  m. Anne or Marion MacLellan (d 1650, dau of Robert MacLellan, 1st Lord Kirkcudbright, by Anne Campbell)
  (i) Sir Robert Maxwell, 2nd Bart of Orchardtoun, Ballycastle, Waringstown & Killyleagh (dsp 1693, MP)
m1. (1668) Anne Carey (d 10.1668, dau of Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth (by Martha Cranfield), widow of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrasil)
  m2. Margaret Maxwell (d before 24.06.1758, dau/coheir of Henry Maxwell of Mullaghltoney (by Margaret, dau of Robert Maxwell, Bishop of Kilmore), m2. Capt. James Butler of Brambelstown)
  (ii) Thomas Maxwell probably of this generation
  Thomas is mentioned in TSP ('Nithsdale') as 3rd son of Sir Robert Maxwell of Orchardton and married to Elizabeth Glendoning whose 1st husband, John Maxwell, died in 1658. See the contination for possible later baronets of Orchardtoun.
  m. (after 1658) Elizabeth Glendoning (dau/heir of William Glendoning of Gelston, widow of John Maxwell (who d 1658), brother of Robert, 4th Earl of Nithsdale)
  (iii) Anne Maxwell probably of this generation
  m. (before 1642) John MacLellan, 3rd Lord Kirkcudbright (d 1664-5)
  (3) Edward Maxwell (d 29.09.1598, Commendator of Dundrennan) had issue
m. (before 1597) Margaret Baillie (dau of William Baillie of Lamington)
  (4) James Maxwell (d before 01.03.1576-7)
  (5) John Maxwell of Newlaw (d 02.04.1587)
  (A) Jane Maxwell
  (6) Elizabeth Maxwell (d c12.1620)
  m1. (1563) Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar, Kenmure, etc (d 23.08.1604)
  m2. (mcrt 31.05.1606, sp) Sir Alexander Fraser, 8th of Philorth (b c1537, d 07.1623)
  (7) Margaret Maxwell --
  m. (before 1592) Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian (b c20.02.1558, d 08.04.1609) --
  (8) Agnes Maxwell
  m. (before 12.08.1581) Sir John Charteris of Amisfield (d c1616)
(9) Mary Maxwell (d before 10.01.1592-3)
  m. William Hay, 6th Lord of Yester (b c1561, d 02.1590-1)
  (10) Sara Maxwell (d 29.03.1636)
  m1. Sir James Johnstone of that ilk (b c1567, d 06.04.1608)
  m2. John Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigtown (b 1567, d 04.1619)
  m3. (sp) Hugh, 1st Viscount Montgomery of the Airds
  (11) Grissel Maxwell
  m. (1584) Sir Thomas Maclennan of Bombie
  (12) Nicola Maxwell
  m. (09.05.1593) Sir William Grierson of Lag (d 1629)
  partner(s) unknown
  (13)+ other issue - James, William
  c. Margaret Maxwell (d 1593)
  m1. (before 09.04.1543, sp) Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (d 22.01.1556-7)
  m2. (before 09.1560) Sir William Baillie of Lamington
  m2. (before 15.11.1525) Agnes Stewart (dau of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan)
partner unknown
  d. son ancestor of Maxwells of Logan
  ii. Herbert Maxwell ancestor of Maxwells of Clowden
  iii. John Maxwell, Abbot of Dundrennan (a 1524)
  iv. Edward Maxwell (a 06.06.1540)
  v. Mary Maxwell
  m. James Johnstone of that ilk (d 08.1524)
  vi. Agnes Maxwell
  m. Robert Charteris of Amisfield (d c1506)
  vii. daughter
  m. Sir Alexander Jardine of Applegirth (a 1542)
  viii. Katherine Maxwell
  m. Ninian Glendonwyn of Glendonwyn and Parton (d 1541)
  partner(s) unknown
  ix.+ other issue - Henry (a 1542), John (a 1542)
B. George Maxwell of Bernetoun (a 03.1460)
  C. Robert Maxwell (a 08.05.1485)
  D. James Maxwell thought to be ancestor of Maxwells of Cavens
  i. ?? Maxwell
  a. ?? Maxwell uncertain on number of intervening generations
  The following comes from TSP (Dirleton).
  (1) Herbert Maxwell of Cavens (d 24.03.1572-3)
(A) William Maxwell (a 1569, dvp)
  m. (mcrt 24.05.1549) Margaret Douglas (dau of Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig)
  (i) Herbert Maxwell of Cavens (a 1609)
  (a) Herbert Maxwell (dvp 1603)
  (b) William Maxwell of Cavens (d before 15.04.1617)
  m. Katherine Weir
((1)) William Maxwell of Cavens
  (ii) Robert Maxwell of Kirkhouse & Crustanes (d 1583)
  m. Nicolas Murray (dau of Charles Murray of Cockpool)
  (a) William Maxwell of Kirkhouse (dsp 1643)
  (b) James Maxwell, Earl of Dirleton or Dirletoun (d 19.04.1650, 3rd son)
  m. (before 04.1622) Elizabeth de Bosy or Boussoyne (bur 26.04.1659)
  ((1)) Elizabeth Maxwell (bur 02.09.1659)
  m1. (26.05.1638) William Hamilton, Earl of Lanark, 2nd Duke of Hamilton (b 14.12.1616, d 12.09.1651)
  m2. Thomas Dalmahoy
  ((2)) Diana Maxwell (d after 03.05.1675)
  m. (02.04.1639) Charles Cecil, Viscount Cranborne (b 1619, dvp 09.1659)
  (c) daughter
  m. James Crichton of Crawfordston
  (d) daughter
  m. Thomas Brown of Glen
  (e)+ other issue - Charles, Robert, David
  (iii)+ other issue - Richard, Bessie, Margaret
  (B) John Maxwell
  (i) Joke Maxwell
  E. Homer Maxwell ancestor of Maxwells of Portrack
  F. John Maxwell, Abbot of Holywood
G. Thomas Maxwell ancestor of Maxwells of Gleneslin
  H. William Maxwell (a 1495)
  I. Christian Maxwell (a 10.1497)
  J. Janet Maxwell
  m. William Carlyle, 2nd Lord (d before 28.05.1525)
  partner unknown
  K. Herbert Maxwell ancestor of Maxwells of Hillis, Drumcottrane & Lochrutoun
2. Thomas Maxwell of Kirkconnel had issue
  m. Agnes Maxwell, heiress of Kirkconnel
3. Agnes Maxwell
  m. (c1460) John Glendonwyn of Glendonwyn and Parton (d c1510)
4.+ other issue - David (a 22.04.1485), Robert (a 23.07.1468), Aymer (a 23.09.1473), Christian
partner unknown
8. John Maxwell (d before 04.09.1486)

Main source(s): TSP (Nithsdale), BE1883 (Maxwell of Nithsdale), BP1934 (Herries) with input/support as reported above
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