'Nicolson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Nicolson of Bullister, Nicolson of Lasswade, Nicolson of Lochend, Nicolson of Nicolson

James Nicolson in Edinburgh (d 1580)
m. Janet Swinton identified in a web site
1. John Nicolson, 1st of Lasswade (a 1592, d before 05.03.1614, commissary of Edinburgh)
  m. Elizabeth Henderson (dau of Dr. Edward Henderson)
  A. Sir John Nicolson, 1st Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (d 05.1651)
  The following is supported by TCB (vol 2, 'Nicolson of Lasswade', p363+).
  m. Magdalen Preston (dau of David Preston of Craigmillar)
  i. John Nicolson of Pilton (probably not Polton) (dvp 1648)
a. Sir John Nicolson, 2nd Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (a 1673, MP)
  m. Elizabeth Dick (dau of Sir William Dick of Braid)
  (1) Sir John Nicolson, 3rd Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (dsp 05.1681)
  (2) Sir William Nicolson, 4th Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (bur 29.01.1687)
  m. Elizabeth Trotter (d 28.03.1723, dau of John Trotter of Mortonhall)
  (A) Sir John Nicolson, 5th Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (dspm bur 30.10.1689) not mentioned by Grant
  (B) Sir Thomas Nicolson, 6th Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (dsp bur 08.04.1693)
  (C) Sir James Nicolson, 7th Bart of Nicolson & Lasswade (dsp 05.1743)
  m1. (16.12.1721) Isabel Simpson (dau of Henry Simpson of Eishington)
  m2. Elizabeth Carnegie (a 1764, dau of James Carnegie of Craigs)
  (3) Magdaline Nicholson (bur 24.02.1699) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Gilbert Eliott, 1st Bart of Stobs
ii. Robert Nicolson (commissary of Edinburgh)
  a. Thomas Nicolson
  iii. Thomas Nicolson (d before 1668)
  B. Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath (commissary of Aberdeen)
  m. Margaret Scott
  i. Sir James Nicolson of Cockburnspath (dsp)
  TCB (vol 2, 'Nicolson', p304) reports that Sir James was created a Baronet but that that was never recorded in the Great Seal Register.
  ii. Sir Thomas Nicolson, later of Cockburnspath (d 15.12.1656, lord advocate)
  m. Rachel Burnet (dau of Robert Burnet, Lord Crimond) wife of Sir Thomas and presumed mother of ...
  a. Thomas Nicolson (dspm 1676)
  b. Marion Nicolson (bur 15.07.1663)
  m. (28.04.1656) George Hay of Balhoussie (d 10.1672)
  c. Anne Nicolson
  m. John (not Robert) Scott of Malleny (d 1709)
d. Rachel Nicolson
  m. (1670) Sir William Hamilton, 1st Bart of Preston (b c1645)
  iii. Katharine Nicolson
  m. Alexander Gordon, 7th of Abergeldie (d 1655)
  C. James Nicolson
2. James Nicolson, Bishop of Dunkeld (d 17.08.1607)
  m. Jane Ramsay (dau (sb sister?) of Gilbert Ramsay of Banff)
  A. James Nicolson of Brechin (d before 1685)
  m. Egidia Tully (dau of David Tully of Kinmonth)
  i. James Nicolson of Bullister (d before 1675, minister of Tingwall)
m. Anne Grassmuller (dau of Arthur Grassmuller of Altnabreck)
  a. Arthur Nicolson of Bullister & Lochend (d 1736)
  m1. Janet Dick (dau of William Dick of Wormadale)
  (1) William Nicolson 'of Bullister' of Lochend (d 1758)
  m1. (11.11.1751) Barbara Henderson (dau of Magnus Henderson of Gardie)
  (A) Arthur Nicolson (dvp 1765)
(B) Arthur Nicolson of Lochend (d 1765)
  (C) Elizabeth Nicolson of Gardie (bpt 19.06.1754)
  m. (1776) Thomas Mouat of Garth
  m2. (28.08.1758) Margaret Gifford (dau of Thomas Gifford of Busta, widow of William John Neven of Windhouse)
  (2) Magnus Nicolson
  m. Mary Stove
  (3) Janet Nicolson
  m. Robert Scott of Scottshall
(4) Anna Nicolson
  m. (1722) Laurence Bruce of Braewick
  (5) Grizel Nicolson
  m. Andrew Ross of Sound
  (6) Barbara Nicolson
  m. Robert Scollay (shipmaster)
  (7)+ other issue - James, Elizabeth
m2. Margaret Henderson (dau of William Henderson of Gardie, m2. Henry Rose)
  (9) Katherine Nicolson
  m. Andrew Dick of Wormadail
  (10) Janet (Jane) Nicolson
  m. William Henderson of Gloup
  (11) Margaret Nicolson
  m. William Irvine of Lerwick
  b. John Nicolson of Gilsbrick (d 1728)
m. Grizel Mitchell (dau of John Mitchell of Westshore)
  (1) Arthur Nicolson of Lochend (d 1793)
  m. (1752) Margaret Irvine (dau of William Irvine)
  (A) Arthur Nicolson of Lochend (bpt 21.09.1757, d 05.1796 (probably not 1819))
  m1. (05.09.1784) Janet Bolt (dau of Thomas Bolt of Cruister)
  (i) Barbara Nicolson
  m. (24.12.1801) John Scott, younger of Melby
  (ii)+ other issue - Arthur (d 06.1790), Margaret (bpt 23.09.1787)
m2. (14.08.1791) Mary Innes (dau of Alexander Innes of Aberdeen)
  (iv) Sir Arthur Nicolson of Lochend, 8th Bart (dsps 16.09.1863)
  m. (27.04.1821) Eliza Jane Jack (d 26.03.1891, dau of William Jack of Aberdeen)
  (B) James Nicolson of Aith (d 1825, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (1810) Katherine Anne Bennett (dau of Major Thomas Bennett)
  (C) Gideon Nicolson (b 21.12.1773, Colonel) had issue
  (i)+ issue - William (Captain in Cape), Robert, Julia
  (D) Grizel or Grace Nicolson (bpt 06.05.1754)
  m. (04.03.1773) Gideon Gifford of Busta
  (E) Andrina Mary Nicolson (bpt 17.02.1760, d 1830)
  m. (06.11.1783) Andrew Gifford of Ollaberry
  (F) Ann Nicolson (bpt 05.05.1764)
  m. (09.05.1784) John Morrison (d 06.09.1818, minister of Delting)
  (G) Jane Nicolson (bpt 27.03.1765)
  m. (06.02.1798) James Ross of Quarff
  (H) Elizabeth Nicolson (b 19.03.1770, d 04.12.1849)
  m. (05.1791) David Thomson (bpt 12.08.1759, d 05.10.1841, minister of Walls then Dunrossness)
  (I) Margaret Nicolson
  m. (15.11.1781) William Gray (Captain)
(J)+ other issue - James (bpt 07.12.1758, d young), William (bpt 03.03.1769, d unm), Jean (bpt 05.04.1761, d 10.11.1761), Catherine (bpt 26.07.1762, d unm), Elizabeth (d 15.10.1769), Sophia (b 05.04.1775)
  (2) Margaret Nicolson
  m1. James Dick of Huxter
  m2. (07.01.1753 Andrew Horrie of Lerwick
  (3) Anna Nicolson
  m. Francis Carnegie
  (4) Jean Nicolson
  m. John Gifford (clerk of Zetland)
  (5) Janet Nicolson
  m. James Bolt of Cruister
  (6)+ other issue - William, Robert, James
  ac Grizel Nicolson
  m1. (1696) Robert Bruce of Chalester
  B.+ other issue - Margaret, Bessie

Main source(s): 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Nicolson of that ilk, Lasswade and Lochend', p194+), BP1934 (Nicolson)
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