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Families covered: Bethune (Betoun) of Balfour, Bethune (Betoun) of Bandon, Bethune (Betoun) of Blebo

Robert Bethune, 10th of Balfour (d before 1614)
m. (c1564) Agnes Trail (b 1536, dau of John Trail of Blebo)
1. David Bethune, 11th of Balfour (b 1574, a 1663)
  Wood (p377) identifies David's wife as Margaret Wardlaw of Torrie. BLG1886 identifies her as "dau. of the laird of Torrie". Thanks to a contributor (CT, 06.01.24) for identifying her further as ...
  m. Margaret Wardlaw (dau of James Wardlaw, 12th of Torrie)
  A. John Bethune or Betoun, 12th of Balfour (a 1658, d before 1676)
  m. (before 1618) Katharine Halyburton of Pitcur
i. James Bethune or Betoun, 13th of Balfour (b 1620, d 1690)
  m. Anne Moncrief (dau of Sir John Moncrief of that ilk)
  a. James Bethune or Betoun (dvp 1666)
  b. David Bethune or Betoun, 14th of Balfour (b 1657, d by 1709)
  m. (03.1669) Rachel Hope (bpt 16.03.1653, dau of Sir John Hope of Hopetoun)
  (1) James Bethune or Betoun, 15th of Balfour (dsp 1719)
  m. Anne Hamilton (dau of Maj. Gen. (George) Hamilton of Rood House)
  (2) Charles Bethune or Betoun (d 1708)
  (3) Katharine Bethune or Betoun
  m. David Campbell of Keithilk
  (4) Anne Bethune or Betoun
  m. (1709) David Bethune, 16th of Balfour @@ below
  (5) Helen Bethune or Betoun
  m. John Landale
  (6)+ other issue - Margaret, Elizabeth
  ii. David Betoun of Pitkiery (d 1657)
  m. Elizabeth Ayton
  a. Catherine Betoun
  m. (1669) _ Kelloch of Bandoch
  iii. Robert Betoun
  m. _ Elliott of Stobs
  iv. Agnes Betoun
  m. (1657) _ Seton of Lathrisk
  v. Elizabeth Betoun
  m. Andrfew Bruce, Bishop of Dunkeld
  vi.+ other issue - William (d 1651, Captain), Andrew, George
  B. Robert Bethune, 1st of Bandon
  m. Marian Inglis of Athenry
  i. David Bethune or Betoun of Bandon
m. Ann Wardlaw (dau of William Wardlaw of Balmule)
  a. David Betoun or Bethune, 16th of Balfour (d 1731)
  m. (1709) Anne Bethune (dau of David Bethune, 14th of Balfour) @@ above
  (1) Anne Bethune, 18th of Balfour (dsp 1785)
m. (1731) David Bethune of Kilconquhar (d 1781-2)
  (2) Mary Bethune (d 1751)
  m. William Congleton of that ilk
  (A) Charles Congleton (d 1768)
  m. Anne Elliott (b 1734, dau of Sir Gilbert Elliott, Bart of Minto)
  (i) William Congleton, later Bethune, 19th of Balfour (dsp 1798)
  (ii) Gilbert Congleton, later Bethune, 20th of Balfour (b 1765, dsp)
  (iii) Eleanor Congleton (d 1848)
  m. (1799) John Drinkwater of Salford
  2 of their sons inherited Balfour in turn and assumed the name Bethune-Drinkwater.
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - 5 sons, 4 daughters
  b. Henry Bethune of Bandon, 17th of Balfour (b c1679, dsp 1760)
  m. Isabella Maxwell of Edinburgh
  c. Mary Betoun
  m. _ Braemer of Edrom
  d. Elizabeth Betoun
m. _ Walker
  e. Margaret Betoun
  m. _ Dewar
  ii. William Bethune or Betoun of Craigfoodie (4th son)
  m. _ Betoun (dau of Andrew Betoun of Blebo)
  iii. Catherine Bethune or Betoun (d 06.03.1730)
  m. (18.06.1657) Patrick Lindsay of Wolmerston (d 13.03.1689)
iv.+ other issue - David, James (dsp before 1680)
  C. Andrew Bethune or Betoun, 1st of Blebo (d 1653)
  The following is supported by Wikipedia ('House of Bethune").
  i. Andrew Bethune of Blebo (d 1661)
  ii. John Bethune of Blebo (d 1708)
  m1. (1678) Alison Cheape (dau of James Cheape)
  m2. Margaret Wemyss (dau of Sir James Wemyss, 1st Bart of Bogie, m2. Philip Hamilton of Kilbrackmont)
Not sure which wife was mother of ...
  a. James Bethune of Blebo (d 1709)
  m. Katherine Home (dau of George Home, younger of Wedderburn) wife of James, presumed mother of ...
  (1) John Bethune of Blebo (d 1779)
  (A) Henry Bethune of Blebo (dsp 1782)
(B) Margaret Bethune of Blebo (dsp 1791)
  p/m1. Sir William Sharp, 6th Bart (b 01.1729, d 02.1780)
  Their son inherited Blebo and took the name Bethune.
  m2. William Chalmers in Edinburgh (later Bethune of Blebo)
  iii. Margaret Bethune probably of this generation
  m. (1663) James Lundie of Clatto
  D. Janet Bethune
  m. Gilbert Campbell of Keithilk
E. Margaret Bethune
  m. (1617) Sir Henry Wardlaw of Petrivie (Pitreavie) (d 02.03.1653)
  F. Agnes Bethune
  m. (mcrt 06.07.1630) David Colville, Lord Colville (d 11.1647)
  G. Elizabeth Bethune (d 01.02.1666) possibly of this generation?
  m. (1602) Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog (d before 1648)
1. Alexander Bethune or Betoun in Anstruther (shipmaster)
  A. Alexander Bethune or Betoun (b c1615, d 1672, WS)
  m. Marjory Kennedy
2. Agnes Bethune (d 08.1613)
  m. (mcrt 02.1591/2) James Hamilton of Kynbrachmont (Kilbrackmonth)
1. Lucretia Bethune
  m. James Balfour of Torrie
1. Jane Bethune
  m. _ Whippo of Treaton
3. Elizabeth Bethune
  m. (03.1609) David Lindsay of Kirkforthar (dvp before 04.1631)
4.+ other issue - James, Andrew

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Bethune of Balfour), Wood's 'East Neuk of Fife' (p377+)
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