'Boswell01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Boswell of Auchinleck, Boswell of Balgregie, Boswell of Balmuto, Boswell of Glassmont

Roger de Bosvil, 1st of Balgregie
m. ?? Wemyss (dau of Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss)
1. Sir John Boswell, 2nd of Balgregie (d 1395)
  m1. (before 1367) Margaret Melville (dau of Sir Robert Melville of Carnbie)
  m2. ? Glen (sister of Sir John Glen of Balmuto)
  A. Sir John Boswell, 3rd of Balgregie (d before 14.05.1429)
  m. (10.10.1400) Mariota Jardyne (dau of Alexander Jardyne)
  i. David Boswell, 4th of Balgregie, 1st of Balmuto (d 17.06.1490)
  m1. (before 29.06.1436) Elizabeth Melville (dau of Sir John Melville, 2nd of Raith)
  a. David Boswell of Glassmont, 2nd of Balmuto (d 1493)
m1. (1464) Grizel Wemyss (dau of John Wemyss of Wemyss)
  (1) David Boswell (dvp unm)
  (2) Sir Alexander Boswell, 3rd of Balmuto (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m1. Elizabeth Ramsay (dau of Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie)
  (A) David Boswell, 4th of Balmuto (b 1498, d 08.05.1582)
  m. Elizabeth Moncreiff (dau of Sir John Moncreiff of that ilk)
(i) David Boswell of Glassmont (b 1520, dvp Pinkie 09.1547)
  m. (c1539) Elizabeth Wemyys (dau of David Wemyss of Wemyss)
  (a) Sir John Boswell, 5th of Balmuto (b 1547, d 1610)
  m. (before 12.12.1582) Isobel Sandilands (dau of James Sandilands of Cruvie and St. Monance)
  ((1)) Sir John Boswell, 6th of Balmuto (d before 1640)
  m. Janet Scott (dau of Sir James Scott of Balwearie)
  ((A)) David Boswell, 7th of Balmuto (d 1667)
  m. (c1621) Nicolas Young (dau of Sir Peter Young of Seaton and Auldbar)
  ((i)) David Boswell, 8th of Balmuto (d 1680)
  m. (before 15.11.1652) Margaret Mowat (dau of Roger Mowat of Dunbreck)
  ((a)) David Boswell, 9th of Balmuto
m1. (1680) Margaret Paterson (dau of Andrew Paterson of Dunsmore (Dunmore))
  (((1))) David Boswell, 10th of Balmuto
  m. (1717) Catherine Lumsden (dau of Michael Lumsden)
  (((A))) David Boswell
  Sold Balmuto to his kinsman John.
  m. Elizabeth Seton (dau of Christopher Seton of Dubbieside)
(((i)))David Boswell
  (((2))) Margaret Boswell (d before 1722)
  m1. (1708) Thomas Marjoribanks of that ilk (dsp 02.1711)
  m2. George Seton, 6th of Cariston (b c1688, d 1760)
  m2. Margaret Clephane (dau of Capt. James Clephane)
  ((ii)) George Boswell possibly of this generation
  ((a)) Margaret Boswell (d 06.1710)
  m. (mcrt 15.10.1698) William Hamilton of Grange of Breich
  (ii) John Boswell of Balgally (3rd son)
  (a) 6 sons and 2 daughters
  (iii) James Boswell
  m. Katherine Chalmers
  (a) 5 sons and 4 daughters
  (iv) Alexander Boswell (6th son)
  m1. Elizabeth Forester
  (a) 4 sons and 2 daughters
  m2. Janet Lindsay
  (a) 2 sons
(v) George Boswell (chirurgeon to King James VI)
  m. Janet MacGregor
  (a) 3 sons and 4 daughters
  (vi) George Boswell (d 01.1596, parson of Auchtordurran)
  m. Isabel Sibbald (dau of Robert Sibbald of Letham)
  (a) "numerous issue"
  (vii) Janet Boswell --
  m. Michael Balfour, younger of Munquhanny (dvp 1570, Commendator of Melrose) --
  (viii) Margaret Boswell
  m. George Dundas, 17th of Dundas
  (ix) Katherine Boswell
  m. John Brown of Fordell (d 02.07.1602)
(x) Nicholas Boswell
  m. laird of Leuchat (?)
  (xi) Elspeth (Elizabeth) Boswell
  m. (c1540) Sir James Meldrum (d c1584, Senator)
  (xii) Christian Boswell
  m. Sir James Melville of Hallhill (b c1535, d 13.11.1617)
  (xiii)+ other issue - Robert (d Pinkie 09.1547), Thomas (d unm), Andrew (d unm), son, Anne (d unm), 2 daughters
  m2. (before 28.04.1508) Alison Sandilands (dau of John Sandilands of Calder)
  (B) John Boswall of Bowhill probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Elizabeth Cockburn (dau of Alexander Cockburn, younger of Langton)
  (3) Euphame Boswell --
  m. (c1490) Alexander Meldrum of Seggie --
  (4) Giles Boswell
m. (mcrt 26.11.1493) William Balrain of that ilk
  m2. (1480) Margaret Sinclair (dau of William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney)
  (5) William Boswell of Lochgellie (a 1486)
  (6) Thomas Boswell, 1st of Auchinleck (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  The following is supported by 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p237+) which reports that Nisbet & Crawfurd were wrong to suggest that Thomas was first married to a dau/coheir of Sir John Auchinleck of Auchinleck. Auchinleck came into this family by purchase.
  m. Annabella Campbell (d by 06.1575, dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun, Sheriff of Ayr)
  (A) David Boswell, 2nd of Auchinleck (d c1558)
  m. Jane Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran)
  (i) James Boswell, 3rd of Auchinleck (a 1573, d before 1577)
  Paterson mentions this laird who is omitted by BLG1952, leading to differences in the numberings.
  (ii) John Boswell, 3rd/4th of Auchinleck (d by 1600)
  m1. (mcrt 21.08.1562) Christian Dalzell (dau of Robert Dalzell of that ilk)
  m2. Agnes Stewart (dau of Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord of Avandale (not Ochiltree))
(7)+ other issue - George Bosell of Craigside, Robert (parson of Auchterderran)
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  (9) Alison Boswell
  m. (1482) Martin Schank of Kinghorn
  c. Mary Boswell --
  m. (1458) John Bethune, 5th of Balfour --
  m2. Isobel Wemyss (dau of Sir John Wemyss of Rires)
  ii. Margarey Boswell probably of this generation --
  m1. John Arnot of Arnot (a 1429)
  m2. Sir Thomas Sibbald of Balgonie --
  iii. daughter possibly of this generation, apparently married twice
  m1. James Halket or Halkett of Ochtertyre, later of Pitfirran (a/d 1451)
  m2. (1450?) ?? Auchmuty of that ilk
  B. Sir William Boswell (a 1429, dsp)
  m. Christian Glen (dau of Sir John Glen of Balmuto)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Boswell of Balmuto), BLG1952 (Boswell formerly of Balmuto), BLG1952 (Boswell formerly of Auchinleck)
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