'Abercromby01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Abercromby of Abercromby (Abercrombie of Abercrombie), Abercromby of Birkenbog, Abercromby of Fetterneir, Abercromby of Pitmedden (Petmathen)

Thomas de Cocuus of Abercromby (a 1190) probably father of ...
1. John Cocus of Abircromby (a 1215)
  A. Richard de Abercomby (d by 1270)
  i. William de Abercomby (a 1296)
  a. John de Abercomby of that ilk (d c1340)
  (1) Alexander de Abercomby of that ilk, Sheriff of Perth (d 1375)
  m. Alicia
  'The Family ...' book goes no further forward on this line than here. The following, starting with Thomas, is supported by 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p252+) but we suggest that it be viewed with some caution.
  (A) ?? de Abercomby presumed father of ...
  (i) (Sir) Thomas Abercrombie of Abercrombie (a 1457)
  (a) Sir Robert de Abercrombie (a 1481) possibly father rather than brother of ...
  (b) Alexander Abercrombie of Abercrombie (d before 1499)
  m. Isabella Dishington (m2. _ Dunbar of Kiconquhar) wife of Alexander, possibly mother of ...
  ((1)) Thomas Abercrombie of Abercrombie (d c1520)
  m. (before 1513) Margaret crichton (of Lugton or Cluny)
  ((A)) Alexander Abercrombie of Abercrombie (a 1532, d before 1586)
  ((i)) Thomas Abercrombie (dvp)
  ((a)) Alexander Abercrombie of Abercrombie (d 1592)
  m1. (div 1561) Agnes Crichton
  m2. (1574) Eupham Kininmonth (dau of Patrick Kininmonth of that ilk) presumed mother of ...
  (((1))) Thomas Abercrombie of Abercrombie (d 1624)
(((A))) Alexander Abercrombie of Abercrombie (d before 1632)
  (((i))) James Abercrombie (dvp)
  (((B))) Thomas Abercrombie, last of Abercrombie
((b)) Thomas Abercrombie
  m. (1589) Elizabeth Kininmonth
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Abercrombie --
  m. (1552) Patrick Kininmonth (son of Andrew of that ilk) --
  ((iii))+ other issue (a 1550) - John, Andrew
((B)) Margaret Abercrombie
  m. Andrew Anstruther, younger of Anstruther (dvp Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  (c) Mary (or Margaret) Abercromby
  m. (1427) Sir Thomas Maule of Panmure (b 1411, d 1450)
  (d)+ other issue (a 1447) - David, John
  b. Humphrey de Abercomby of Petmathen (d c1340)
  (1) Alexander de Abercomby of Petmathen
  (A) David de Abercomby of Petmathen
  m. (c1360) Margaret Leslie (dau of Sir Andrew de Leslie of that ilk)
  (i) John Abercomby of Petmathen (d c1430)
  (a) Humphrey Abercomby of Petmathen or Pitmedden (d c1472) - continued below
  c. Ferquhard de Abercromby, Bishop of Caithness



Humphrey Abercromby of Pitmedden (Petmethan) (a 1457, d c1472) - continued above
1. Alexander Abercromby of Pitmedden (a 1488)
  m1. Agnes Johnstone (dau of Gilbert de Johnstone, younger of Caskieben and that ilk)
  A. Alexander Abercromby of Pitmedden (d before 05.1505)
  BP1934 shows Alexander's wife as Marjory Mowat whom, following 'The Family of Abercromby', we show as his father's second wife. The 'Family' book shows this Alexander's wife as ...
  m. Janet Ogilvie (dau of Sir James Ogilvie of Deskford and Findlater)
  i. George Abercromby of Pitmedden
  m1. Christina Barclay (possibly dau of James Barclay of Gartly)
  a. James Abercromby of Pitmedden
  m1. Marjory Hay
'The Family ..' book suggests that Marjory was a daughter of William, 4th Earl of Erroll.
  (1) William Abercromby of Westhall (dvp unm 1546)
  (2) Alexander Abercromby of Pitmedden (a 04.1550)
  m1. Elizabeth Leslie (dau of Alexander Leslie of Pitcaple)
  'The Family ..' book disagrees with BP1934 for the next 3 generations, combining them into just 1 generation: an Alexander of Leys (b c1548, dvp 1586) with Margaret Leslie being shown as the above Alexander's second wife (after Elizabeth Leslie). Alexander of Leys is reported to have married twice: firstly (sp) to a daughter of Gordon of Sutherland, secondly to Marjory Ogilvy, sister of Walter, Lord Deskford. Alexander and Marjory are shown as parents of the Alexander who married Elizabeth Bethune.
(A) Alexander Abercromby of Towie, later of Pitmedden (d before 09.12.1586-7)
  (i) Alexander Abercromby of Pitmedden (d 12.03.1593)
  m. (c05.1573) Margaret Leslie (dau of William Leslie of Balquhain, m2. Alex Fraser of Durris)
  (a) James Abercromby of Birkenbog this generation should be omitted?
  ((1)) Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog (d before 1648, grand falconer)
  m. (1602) Elizabeth Bethune (dau of ?? Bethune of Balfour)
  ((A)) Sir Alexander Abercromby, 1st Bart of Birkenbog (b c1603)
  m1. (sp) Jean Urquhart (dau of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty)
  m2. (sp) Jean Sutherland (dau of Sutherland of Kinminity)
  m3. (22.08.1668) Elizabeth Baird (dau of Sir James Baird of Auchmedden)
((B)) John Abercromby of Glasshaugh or Glassaugh
  ((C)) Walter Abercromby of Brakenhills
  ((D)) Lucretia Abercromby
  m. (1632) George Leslie of Kincragie
  ((E)) Elizabeth Abercromby
  BP1934 reports that Elizabeth married George Nicholson of Kemnay and Balcaskie but the dates suggest that it is more likely that she was the Elizabeth Abercromby identified by BLG1952 (Badenach-Nicolson) as mother of that George, being wife of ...
  m. Thomas Nicolson of Pitmedden and Cluny
(b) George Abercromby (a 1592)
  (c) Hector Abercromby of Westhalls & Fetterneir, Aberdeenshire
  ((1)) Alexander Abercromby of Fetterneir
  m. Jean Seton (dau of John Seton of Newark)
  ((A)) Francis Abercromby of Fetterneir, Lord Glasfoord (b 1654, bur 23.11.1703)
  3 of their sons were, in turn, 10th 11th then 12th Lord Sempill. They assumed the name Sempill.
m1. (mcrt 09.08.1675) Anne Sempill, (9th) Baroness Sempill (d 1695, dau of Robert Sempill, 7th Lord)
  m2. (27.03.1699) Christabella (widow of Sir Giles Eyre)
  ((B)) John Abercromby of Afforsque
  ((C)) Patrick Abercromby (b 1656, physician, author)
  (B) John Abercromby (minister of Oyne)
  m. Marjory Forbes
  (i) William Abercromby of Kemphill
  (C) Walter Abercromby (rector of Rayne, archdeacon of Aberdeen)
  (i) Beatrix Abercromby
  m. James Leslie of Warthill (b c1574, d 1679)
  (D) Robert Abercromby
  m. Janet Leslie of Warthill
  (E) daughter
  m. William Gordon of Muira**
  (F)+ other issue - George of Overskeith, Patrick, Andrew, James
  Whereas BP1934 reports only John as a younger son, 'The Family ..' book provides the above as Alexander's additional children by Elizabeth Leslie and shows the following as his children by Margaret Leslie.
  (J) Hector Abercromby of Fetterneir
(K) Adam Abercromby
  m1. ??
  (i) daughter
  m. George Leith
  m2. (sp) Janet Gordon (of Gight family, relict of John Leith of Harthill)
  (3)+ other issue - George (d young before 1563), Patrick, 2 daughters
  m2. (after 09.07.1540, sp) Elizabeth Gray (dau of Gilbert Gray of Schives or Schivas)
  b. George Abercromby
  c. Elizabeth Abercromby
  m. John Duff of Muldavit
  m2. (before 29.10.1533) Margaret Gordon (of Clune, of Methlick family)
  d. Alexander Abercromby of Edinaltery
  ii. Elizabeth Abercromby
  m. (1505) Nicholas Elphinston of Glack
  iii.+ other issue - James (d Flodden 1513), Alexander of Skein
  m2. (sp) Marjory Mowat

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first loaded within draft page ('Abercromby01') on 08.07.04, uploaded into database 18.02.13) : 'The Family of Abercromby' by Cavendish D. Abercromby, printed 1927
(2) For lower section (uploaded 09.07.03) : BP1934 (Abercromby, Bart), TSP (vol IV, Abercromby of Glasfoord), 'The Family of Abercromby' by Cavendish D. Abercromby (printed 1927).
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