'Halkett1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Halket of Ballingall, Halkett of Lumphennans, Halkett of Pitfirran

This family is said to have taken its name from the barony of Halkhead in Renfrewshire. Douglas spells the name 'Halket' throughout but, following the lead of the sources which cover the recent generations of the family, we switch to 'Halkett' after just a few generations.
David de Halket of Lumphennans & Ballingall, Fife (a temp David Bruce who r. 1329-1371)
1. Philip de Halket (a 1390)
  A. David de Halket of Lumphennans, Balliingall & Pitfirran, Fife (a 1431)
  i. James Halket or Halkett of Ochtertyre, later of Pitfirran (a 1451)
m. ?? Boswell (dau of Sir John Boswell of Balmuto (sb of Balgregie?))
  a. William Halket or Halkett of Pitfirran (d 11.1500)
  m. Margaret Cunningham
  (1) Henry Halkett of Pitfirran
  (A) John Halkett of Pitfirran (d Fallside (1548?))
  m. Elizabeth Ayton (dau of Andrew Ayton of that ilk, Captain of Stirling Castle)
  (i) Patrick Halkett of Pitfirran (d 06.1573)
  m1. Marjory Ogilvie (dau of ?? Ogilvie of Balfour)
  (a) George Halkett of Pitfirran - continued below
  m. (mcrt 12.07.1575) Isabel Hepburn (dau of Sir Patrick Hepburn of Waughton)
  m2. Elizabeth Lundy (dau of John Lundy of that ilk)
  (b) Margaret Halkett
  (2) Margaret Halkett
  m. (by 1502) Robert Lieston of Humby
  b. Margaret Halket or Halkett
  m. Alexander Brown of Coalston
  ii. William Halket of Balry, Forfarshire "progenitor of the Halkets in the north"
  m. Janet Fenton (dau/coheir of Walter Fenton of Balry)
  B. Robert de Halket of Newburgh (a 01.1442)



George Halkett of Pitfirran (d before 1595) - continued above
m(1). (mcrt 12.07.1575) Isabel Hepburn (dau of Sir Patrick Hepburn of Waughton by Margaret, dau of William (sb Thomas?) Lundy of that ilk)
1. Sir Robert Halkett of Pitfirran
  m. Margaret Murray (dau of Sir John Murray of Blackbarony by Margaret Hamilton)
A. Sir James Halkett of Pitfirran (Colonel)
  m1. ?? Montgomery (dau of Sir Robert Montgomery of Skelmorly by Mary, dau of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyle)
  i. Sir Charles Halkett of Pitfirran, 1st Bart (d 1697)
  m. Janet Murray (dau of Sir Patrick Murray of Pitdennis)
  a. Sir James Halkett of Pitfirran, 2nd Bart (dsp 03.1705)
  b. Janet Halkett of Pittfirran
  m. (1695) Sir Peter Wedderburn, 1st Bart of Gosford, later Halkett of Pitfirrane (b 1660, d 20.03.1746)
  Pitfirran(e) passed into the Wedderburn family. Sir Peter and his descendants assumed the name Halkett.
  c. Elizabeth Halkett
  m. (13.06.1696) Sir Henry Wardlaw of Pitreavie, Bart
d. Mary Halkett
  m. Robert Murray (Colonel, brother of Earl of Dunmore)
  e. Anne Halkett (dsp)
  m1. David Drummond of Cultamalundie
  m2. James Cathcart of Corbiestoun (Colonel)
f. Margaret Halkett
  m. Sir John Erskine of Balgonie
  g. Charlotte Halkett
  m. Sir John Hope Bruce of Kinross, Bart
  h. Barbara Halkett (d unm)
  ii. (Grizel) Halkett (d 1682)
  m. (1638) (Sir Thomas) Ker of Cavers
  iii. Mary Halkett
  m. Sir William Bruce of Kinross
  m2. (sp) Anne Murray (dau of Thomas Murray, Provost of Eton, son of _ Murray of Woodend)
  B. Anne Halkett
  m1. Sir Robert (sb John) Henderson of Fordel
  m2. Thomas Myreton of Cambo
2. Sir John Halkett (d Bois-le-Duc 1628, General)
  The following comes from Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' (1798, Colonel Charles Halket-Craigie of Hall-Hill) & BLG1886 (Craigie-Halkett of Cramond) with support from Commoners (vol 1, Halkett of Hall Hill, North Britain).
  m. Mary Van Loon of Amsterdam
  A. John Halkett had issue
B. Maurice Halkett (d Mastricht 1675, Captain)
  m. Agnes Decquere of Artois
  i. Edward Halkett (d Ramillies 1706, Major)
  m. Judith de Pagniet of Guelderland
a. Charles Halkett (d 1758, Lt. General)
  m1. Margaret Corbet (dau of Brig. General _ Corbet)
  (1) Charles Halkett, later Craigie-Halkett, Governor of Namur (Colonel)
  m. Anne Craigie (dau/heir of John Craigie of Dumbarnie (Lord Justice) by Susan, dau of Sir John Inglis, Bart of Cramond)
  (A) John Cornelius Craigie-Halkett of Hall Hill (d 1812, Colonel, 2nd son)
  m. (1799) Margaret Davidson (dau of Robert Davidson of Ravelrig)
  (i) Charles Craigie-Halkett of Cramond (b 10.12.1800, d 1877) had issue
  m. (26.03.1824) Susan Marjoribanks (dau of Sir John Marjoribanks, Bart of Lees)
  (ii) John Craigie-Halkett (Colonel) had issue
  m. _ Maxwell (dau of Brigadier _ Maxwell)
  (iii) Henry Craigie-Halkett of Bengal (5th son) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (1850) Emily Elizabeth Wetherall (dau of John Wetherall of Astle Town & Dove Grove)
  (iv) Margaret Craigie-Halkett
  m1. George Raikes (d 1857)
m2. _ Connell (General)
  (v) Julia Craigie-Halkett
  m. (1866) Charles E. Hope Vere
  (vi) Hannah Isabella Cornelia Craigie-Halkett
  m. (1824) William Thomas Thornton (son of Edmund of Whittington Hall)
  (vii)+ other issue - Robert Blair (b 1808, d 1857), William, Frederick, Caroline, Anne
  (B) Susannah Judith Halkett
  m. (Sir George) Cumin of Relugas
  (C) Margaret Maria Halkett
  m. _ Lindesay (Colonel)
  (D) Christian Smith Halkett
  m. _ Sands (Major)
  (E) Anna Cockburn Halkett
  m. John Wauchope of Niddry
  (F) Isabella Cornelia Halkett
  m. Robert Blair (Lord President of the Court of Session)
  (G)+ other issue - Charles (Major), Catherine Hermione
  (2) John Halkett (d 1766, Captain)
  (3) Judith Halkett
m. _ Heldevier (Colonel)
  m2. Anne le Faucheur of France
  (4) Frederick Godar Halkett (b c1728, d 08.08.1803, Major General)
  m. (21.10.1771) Georgina Robina Seton (dau of George Robert Seton by Margaret Abercombie)
  (A) Sir Colin Halkett, Governor of Jersey (b 07.09.1774, d 24.09.1856, General, CIC Bombay) had issue
  m. Letitia Crickett (widow of Capt. _ Tyler)
  (B) (Sir) Hugh Halkett (b 30.08.1783, General) had issue
  m. (25.05.1810) Emily Charlotte Burges (dau of Sir James Bland Burges Lamb, Bart, by Anne de Montolieu)
(C) Margaret Halkett (d 1854)
  m. William Clarke
  (D) Ann Halkett (d 1855)
  m. Frederick Wyncken (General)
  (E)+ othe issue - Mary, Walter David Charles Nicholson (d 1798, a daughter)
  (5) Mary Halkett
  b. Lucy Cornelia Halkett
  m. _ Van de Schepper, Governor of Surinam (Colonel)
  c. Charlotte Halkett
  m. Sir George Nicolson
  d. Mary Halkett (d unm)
  C. Elizabeth Halkett (d unnm)
3. Patrick Halkett of Lumphennan had issue (including Halkett of Moxhall)
  BLG1886 (Hacket of Moor Hall) reports that the following Andrew, who had a son born in 1592, "claimed descent" from Patrick. As Andrew had a grandson who was 'of Moxhull', that appears to be supported by Douglas. The dates suggest that Andrew must have been Patrick's son or grandson.
  A. Andrew Halkett or Hacket
4. daughter
  m. Sir Mungo Murray of Craigie (son of Robert of Abercairny)
It appears that George also married ...
m2. Elizabeth Lundie (d before 10.06.1601, dau of Robert Lundie of Balgonie, m2. William Lundie of that ilk)

Main source(s): Douglas's 'Baronage of Scotland' (1798, Halket of Pitfirran) with input as reported above
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