'Edmonstone3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Edmonston of Buness, Edmonstone of Edmonstone, Edmonstone of Ednam, Edmonston of Gravaland, Edmonston of Hascosay

We hope to investigate further & expand the following in due course.
John Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam
m. Margaret Maitland (dau of William Maitland of Thirlestane)
1. James Edmonstone of that ilk of Edmonstone & Ednam
  m. (c1496) Katrina (Katherine) Home (dau of George Home of Wedderburn)
  A. John Edmonstone of that ilk of Edmonstone & Ednam
  m. (1529) Euphemia Wauchope (dau of Gilbert Wauchope of Niddriemarschal)
i. Sir John Edmonstone of that ilk of Edmonstone & Ednam, Sheriff of Lauder (d by 1594?)
  m. (mcrt 1557) Agnes Kerr (dau of Walter Kerr of Cessford)
  a. Andrew Edmonstone of that ilk of Edmonstone & Ednam
  m1. Alison Cockburn (d by 1613, dau of Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston, Lord Justice Clerk)
  (1) Sir John Edmonstone of that ilk of Edmonstone & Ednam (d by 1633) probably of this marriage
  m1. (c1605) Janet Lawson (dau of James Lawson of Humbie by Elizabeth Bellenden)
  m2. (c06.1614) Anna Stirling (dau of Archibald Stirling of Keir)
  (A) Andrew Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam
  The notes provided by AMF end with Andrew and then "In the two subsequent generations the Edmonston of that Ilk was also an Andrew."
(i) Andrew Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam
  (a) Andrew Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam
  The Edmonstone family web site (www.edmonstone.com) reports that the last male heir of the senior line of the family was the following James whom we presume was grandson of the last Andrew.
  ((1)) ?? Edmonstone presumed intermediary generation
  ((A)) Sir James Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam & Cora (d unm 1772)
  ((B)) (daughter) Edmonstone of Cora
  (b) Margaret Edmonston possibly of this generation
  m. William Dundas of Kincavel
(ii) Margaret Edmonston possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Alexander Home of Halyburton (a 03.1644)
  (B) Margaret Edmonston probably of this generation, possibly of this marriage
  m. George Scott of Synton
  m2. (by 1613) Mary Gordon
  (2) Mary Edmonstone apparently of this marriage
  m. (Sir) James Cockburn (1st Bart) of Ryslaw (b c1576, d 1643)
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) by which marriage is unknown, was ...
  (3) Jean Edmonstone
  m. James Seton, 5th of Touch
  ii. Jane Edmonston possibly of this generation
  m. Sir William Sinclair of Roslin (a 1583)
  B. Janet Edmonstone probably of this generation
  m. Adam Home



Probably descended from Sir John Edmondston of Ednam (a 1379) by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, eldest dau of Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney), was ...
Andrew Edmondston of Hamnavoe, Shetland (a 1598, 1619, minister of Yell)
m. Christian Sinclair (dau of David Sinclair of Hunto) probably parents of ...
1. John Edmonston of Gravaland (minister of Yell)
A. Andrew Edmonston of Gravaland & Hascosay (a 01.1652)
  i. Gilbert Edmonston of Gravaland (emigrated to Holland)
  ii. Laurence Edmonston of Hascosay (d before 1697)
  m. (1689) Jean Neven (dau of Gilbert Neven of Scousburgh, m2. John Scott of Scarpoe) probably parents of ...
  a. Laurence Edmonston of Hascosay (a 1703)
  m. Margaret Mitchell (dau of John Mitchell of Westshore & Berrie)
  (1) Charles Edmonston of Hascosay
  (A) Laurence Edmonston (dvp)
(2) William Edmonston of Leith & Hascosay (a 1761)
  (A) daughter
  m. _ Cheyne
  (B) daughter
  m. _ Anderson
  (3) Arthur Edmonston of Fetlar & Hascosay
  m1. Mary or Martha Sinclair (dau of Gilbert Sinclair of Swining)
  (A) Laurence Edmonston (surgeon)
  m. (01.02.1775) Mary Sandison (dau of Thomas Sandison of Buness)
(i) Thomas Edmonston of Buness (b 15.01.1779, d 26.11.1858) had issue (1 dau)
  (ii) Charles Edmonston in South Carolina (b 20.06.1782, 4th son) had issue
  (iii) Laurence Edmonston of Halligarth near Buness (b 09.02.1795, d 07.03.1879, naturalist & author) had issue
  m. Eliza Macbriar (dau of Robert Macbriar of Glasgow, authoress)
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - Arthur (b 10.11.1775, d 05.11.1841, surgeon), Henry in Newcastle (b 20.03.1781, d 1831, surgeon), Janet (b 03.03.1780), Mary (b 30.01.1785), Ursilla (b 20.07.1786)
  (B)+ other issue - Henry (dsp, RN), Gilbert, William (d young), Margaret (d unm), Martha
  m2. Margaret Sinclair
  (G)+ other issue - James in Lerwick (d unm), Thomas (d young), Mary (d young)
  (4)+ other issue - Andrew (a 1723, dvp?0, Jean, Janet, Grizel, Barbara
  B.+ other issue - John, Yaspard (to Holland)
2. James Edmonston of Hascosay & Gravaland
  A. Margaret Edmonston
  m. James Sinclair of Bullister

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 31.10.07) : data kindly provided by a contributor (AMF, 30.10.07) supported by cross-references from elsewhere in the database
(2) For lower section (uploaded 23.04.15) : 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Edmonston of Buness', p69+)
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