'Cunningham04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cunynghame of Brownhill, Cuninghame of Caprington, Cunynghame of Geis (Geise or Geiss), Cunynghame of Lambrughton, Dick of Prestonfield

Adam Cuninghame of Bedlan, 1st of Caprington
m. (c1425) ?? Wallace, heiress of Caprington (dau of Sir Duncan Wallace of Sundrum)
1. Adam Cuninghame, 2nd of Caprington (d 1497)
BLG1952 gives dates for this Adam as 1426-97 but it is not clear whether or not these were the dates of his birth & death or the period when he was laird. implying that his father either died in 1426 or handed over the estate to him at that time or that that was the year that he obtained Caprington through his mother, with his father being identified as the 1st laird 'de facto' rather than 'de jure'. 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p427), which follows the estate of Bedlan (Baidland) down this line for another 2 generations, omits this generation.
  A. Sir Adam Cuninghame, 3rd of Caprington
  m. Isobel Craufurd (dau of Malcolm Craufurd of Kilbirnie)
  i. John Cuninghame, 4th of Caprington (d 1564)
  m1. Annabella Campbell (d by 06.1575, dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun, Sheriff of Ayr)
a. William Cuninghame, 5th of Caprington (d 1596-7)
  m. (24.02.1542) Agnes Hamilton (d c22.05.1609, dau of Sir William Hamilton of Sanqhuar)
  (1) William Cuninghame, 6th of Caprington (d before 1616)
  m. Agnes Campbell (dau of Sir Matthew (probably not Hugh) Campbell of Loudoun)
(A) Sir William Cuninghame, 7th of Caprington (a 1646, dsp)
  m. (mcrt 05.01.1628) Margaret Hamilton (d before 04.05.1642, dau of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn)
  (2) Adam Cunynghame mentioned by Paterson (2/410)
  (3) John Cunynghame of Brownhill (in Tarbolton) & Geis (in Caithness)
  Henderson starts by reporting what was reported by Douglas but then points out various problems with Douglas's findings. Henderson does not identify John's 1st wife but notes that Douglas suggests that his son William married ## Janet Leslie, dau of Patrick, 1st Lord Lindores ##. Paterson does so also and identifies William, rather than his father John, as m2. Elizabeth Sinclair and father of Sir John, etc.. This appears to be the John for whom Paterson gives a different ancestry and different wives (## see here ##). BP1934 identifies Janet Leslie as John's 1st wife. We follow BLG1952 which shows as follows.
  m1. Eleanor Macadam (dau of Andrew Macadam of Waterhead)
(A) William Cunynghame of Brownhill & Geis (dsp)
  m2. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Sir John Sinclair of Greenland & Ratter)
  (B) Sir John Cunynghame of Lambrughton & Brownhill, 1st Bart of Caprington (bur 29.11.1684)
  m. Margaret Murray (dau of John Murray of Touchadam)
  (i) Sir William Cunynghame, 2nd Bart of Caprington & Lambrughton (bpt 07.02.1664, d 1740)
  m. (1696) Janet Dick (d 20.06.1753, dau/heir of Sir James Dick, 1st Bart of Prestonfield)
(a) Sir John Cunynghame, 3rd Bart of Caprington & Lambrughton (b c1696, d 30.11.1777)
  m. (1749) Elizabeth Montgomery (d 1800, dau of Alexander, 9th Earl of Eglinton)
  ((1)) Sir William Cunynghame, 4th Bart of Caprington & Lambrughton (b 19.12.1752, dsp 16.01.1829)
  m. Mary Swindell (relict of Captain John Graeme) named by Paterson (2/499)
((2)) Alexander Montgomerie Cunynghame
  (b) Sir William Cunynghame, later Dick, 2nd Bart of Prestonfield (b 12.06.1701, dsp 14.01.1746, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Mackenzie (dau of Sir James Mackenzie of Royston)
  (c) Sir Alexander Cunynghame, later Dick, 3rd Bart of Prestonfield (b 22.10.1703, d 10.11.1785)
  m1. (01.04.1736) Janet Dick (d 26.12.1760, dau of Alexander Dick, cousin?)
  ((1))+ issue (d unm) - Janet, Anne named by Paterson (2/499)
  m2. (23.03.1762) Mary Butler (dau of David Butler of Pembroke)
((3)) Sir William Dick, 4th Bart of Prestonfield (b 07.01.1762, d 19.11.1796)
  m. (03.03.1786) Joanna Douglas (dau of William Douglas of Garvaldfoot)
  ((A)) Sir Alexander Dick, 5th Bart of Prestonfield (b 08.12.1786, d unm 02.06.1808)
  ((B)) Mary Dick
  m. Rev. David Wauchope (son of John of Edmonstone)
  ((C)) Anne Dick of Caprington (d 01.03.1830)
  m. John Smith (WS)
  Their son inherited Caprington and took the name Cuninghame.
((D)) Agnes Joanna Dick
  m. (12.01.1830) Alexander Pringle of Whytbank (b 30.01.1791, 02.09.1857)
  ((E)) Elizabeth Douglas Trotter Dick (d 09.03.1858)
  m. (1824) Sir Duncan Macgregor (d 1881, General)
  ((4)) Sir John Dick, 6th Bart of Prestonfield (b 10.06.1767, d unm 14.12.1812)
  ((5)) Sir Robert Keith Dick, 7th Bart of Prestonfield, later Dick-Cunyngham, Bart of Lambrughton (b 14.12.1773, d 14.12.1889) had issue
  m. (15.05.1807) Harriet Hanmer (d 27.01.1858, dau of Thomas Hanmer of Stapleton)
((6)) Elizabeth Dick (d 04.07.1835)
  m. (25.11.1788) Robert Lindsay of Balcarres (b 25.01.1754, d 04.07.1835)
  ((7)) Mary Dick
  m. (1789) Alexander Pringle of Whytbank (b 11.1747, d 1827)
  ((8)) Margaret Dick (d 21.07.1846)
  m. (1793) James Stark of Kingsdale
  (d) Janet Cuningham (d 29.12.1758)
m. (03.04.1691) George Foulis, later Foulis-Primrose of Dunipace (b 10.05.1667, dvp 1707)
  (e) Anne Cunynghame (d 23.01.1776)
  m. Sir Robert Dalrymple of Castleton (dvp 21.08.1734)
  (f) Margaret Cunynghame
  m. Robert Keith of Craig (Ambassador)
  (g) Janet Cunynghame mentioned by Paterson (2/499)
  m. Alexander Ferguson of Cailoch
  (h) Christian Cunynghame (b 23.04.1710, d 11.1741) 6th daughter
  m. Sir John Douglas, 3rd Bart of Kelhead (d 13.11.1778)
  (i)+ other issue - James (dsp), Adam (d unm), Archibald (d unm), other daughters
  (ii) John Cunynghame (d 1710)
  (iii) Janet Cunynghame
  m. George Primrose of Dunipace
  (iv)+ other issue - James, Adam, Elizabeth mentioned by Paterson (2/498)
  (C) James Cunningham of Geise & Reaster
  m. Barbara Sinclair (dau of Sir James Sinclair of Murkle)
  (i) James Cunningham of Reaster (a 1686)
  (D) George Cunningham (d by 1698)
m. Isabel Dundas
  (E) Adam Cunningham in Carsgo (a 1661, 1709)
  m. Jean Milburn
  (F) Alexander Cunningham
  (G) Jean Cunningham
m1. (1632) Alexander Sinclair of Latheron (d before 1638)
  m2. (1647) William Sinclair of Ratter (d after 04.05.1663)
  (H) Margaret Cunningham (a 1683)
  m. William Innes of Borlum
  (I) Janet Cunningham
  m. David Murray of Clairden
  (J) Isobel Cunningham
m. Alexander Sinclair of Telstane
  (K) Anne Cunningham
  m1. John Bruce of Ham
  m2. William Sutherland
(L) Mary Cunningham
  m. (John) Stewart of Ascog
  (4) Hew Cuninghame of Previck ## see here ##
  (5) Margaret Cunynghame possibly of this generation
  m. (1569) Sir John Maxwell of Pollok (d Lockerby 07.12.1593)
  (6) Janet Cunninghame probably of this generation
m. John Hamilton of Cambuskeith
  (7) Agnes Cuninghame (a 1597) possibly fits here
  m. George Campbell of Cesnock (a 1597)
  b. Janet Cuninghame
  m. Alexander Cunningham, 5th Earl of Glencairn (d 1574)
  c. Margaret Cuninghame
  m1. (1537) Gilbert Kennedy, younger of Blairquhan
  m2. Robert Crichton, 4th Lord of Sanquhar
  d. Annabella Cuninghame probably of this generation
m. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (a 1550)
  e. Helen Cuninghame probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. (1547) Sir James Hamilton of Evandale & Crawfordjohn (d 12.1597)
  f. Ellinor Cuninghame possibly of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Andrew McAdam of Waterhead (a 1596)
  g. Agnes Cuninghame possibly of this generation, presumed of this marriage --
  m. Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree (b c1521) --
  m2. Elizabeth Cunningham (dau of William Cunningham, 4th Earl of Glencairn)
  ii. Marion Cunninghame --
  m. Alexander Hamilton, 4th of Cambuskeith --
  B. Elizabeth Cuninghame possibly of this generation --
  m. James Makgill of Glenguiken --
2. Thomas Cuningham of Langlane (a 1462)
  Thomas is mentioned on 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p497 (in Appendix)). It is possible to interpret the reference there as indicating that he was a generation earlier, brother of Adam 1st rather than Adam 2nd of Caprington, but the dates imply that he was probably of this generation.
3. daughter probably of this generation
  m. John Fullarton of that ilk & Corsbie (d 1498)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Cuninghame of Caprington') with support & input from BP1934 ('Dick-Cunyngham'), BPGS2001 ('Fergusson-Cuninghame of Caprington'), 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Cunninghams', p201+), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p410+)
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