'Lindsay09'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Lindsay of Crambeth, Lindsay of Culsh (Cuish), Lindsay of Dowhill, Lindsay of Kinloch

Sir William Lindsay of Rossie and Logie, later of Crambeth (b c1350, d before 1438)
Sir William's wife is named by some sources, including BP2002, as Agnes (heiress of Crambeth) but 'Lives of the Lindsays' suggests that her name was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John de Valoniis, heiress of Crambeth through her mother, Agnes. Jack Blair, a well-respected genealogist, has kindly advised us (02.09.06) that William's wife in 1397 was called Elizabeth and that the link to Sir John de Valoniis of Crambeth may have come through a sister (close relation?) Elizabeth Lindsay who was Sir John's last wife and that there is nothing to suggest that Crambeth came through his wife. Furthermore, Jack Blair:
- suggested that William's first marriage was without issue (whereas the other sources indicate that she was mother of John).
- identified children by Matilda as shown below.
- reported that the arms of William's son John, the eldest of his sons, indicate that he was illegitimate.
m1. (c1376) the heiress of Crambeth / Elizabeth
m2. Matilda Stewart (d 1485) mentioned in TSP (Crawford)
1.+ issue - William (b c1430, dc1517, vicar of Newtyle), James( b c1430, d 1487, Dean of Glasgow), David
partner unknown
BP2002 indicates that Crambeth may have been the original name of Dowhill and numbers Sir William as 1st of Dowhill. 'Lives of the Lindsays' indicates that the name of Crambeth continued to be used for some generations as follows ...
4. John Lindsay of Crambeth (d 1447)
  A. David Lindsay of Crambeth (d 1472)
  m. Janet Douglas identified by JB
i. John Lindsay of Crambeth / Dowhill (d 1501)
  m. _ Kynnynmond identified by JB
  a. Adam Lindsay of Dowhill (b c1486, d 1544)
  (1) John Lindsay of Dowhill (d 1566)
  m. Marjory Stewart
  John was probably second husband of Marjory Stewart who is shown on Stewart 06 as daughter of Sir James Stewart of Beath (as reported by TSP (Doune)) but on Stewart18 as daughter of Richard Stewart, 3rd Lord Innermeath (as reported by TSP (Innermeath), her first husband having died in 1543). It is not known whether or not she was mother of ...
  (A) James Lindsay of Dowhill (d 1591)
  (i) James Lindsay of Dowhill and of Logie and Kinloch
  m. Elizabeth Colville (of Cleish)
  (a) Adam Lindsay (d unm)
(ii) John Lindsay of Dowhill and Kinloch (d 1629)
  (a) James Lindsay of Dowhill (b 1601, d 1638)
  ((1)) John Lindsay of Dowhill (b 1623, d by 1692)
  m. (1644) Janet Ayton (dau of Robert Ayton of Innerdorney)
  ((A)) James Lindsay of Dowhill (dsp 1705)
  ((2)) William Lindsay, Bishop of Dunkeld (d 1679)
  m. Katherine Skene (dau of Sir Andrew Skene of Halyards)
  ((A)) James Lindsay of Dowhill
  m. Mary Watson
  ((i)) Martin Lindsay 'of Dowhill' (b 1710, d 1790)
  m. (1749) Jean Smythe (dau of Dr James Smythe)
  ((a)) James Lindsay 'of Dowhill' (b 1753, d 11.1837)
  m. Ann Pillance
  (((1))) Martin Lindsay 'of Dowhill' (b 1782, d 28.01.1847) had issue
  m. (1817) Elspeth Hadden (dau of James Hadden of Persley, Provost of Aberdeen)
  ((ii)) James Lindsay
  ((a)) Charles Stuart Lindsay (b c1751, d 1813, 2nd son)
((b)) Jacobina Clementina Sobioski Lindsay
  m. James Irvine of Kincleven
  ((3))+ 5 daughters
  (b) William Lindsay of Kinloch
  (iii) Margaret Lindsay of this generation
  m. Henry Stewart, 10th of Rosyth (d by 1607)
  (iv)+ 9 other children
  (B) Margaret Lindsay (d 31.08.1601)
  m. Robert Colvill of Cleish (d 1584)
  (C) Janet Lindsay --
  m1. (c1550) Sir Andrew Lundin of Conland and Balgonie
  m2. Sir William Scott of Balwearie (a 1568)
  m3. Sir George Douglas of Helenhill --
  b. John Lindsay of Blairyfeddon (b c1495, d c1546)
  m. Janet Scrymgeour



Identified as "of family of Dowhill" was ...
James Lindsay of Cushnie in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire
1. William Lindsay at Mill of Tollier in Fyvie
  m1. ??
A. William Lindsay of Cuish (d 11.1694, writer in Edinburgh)
  m1. Barbara Leith
  i. Jean Lindsay
  m. John Gordon of Myrieton then Coynach
  ii. Anna Lindsay (d 05.1699)
  m. Alexander Gordon in Brucklay & Mill of Aberdour ("of the family of Nethermuir")
  a. Alexander Gordon of Aberdour
  b. Barbara Gordon (d 01.1779)
  m. John Fordyce of Gask
  iii. Isobell or Lillias Lindsay
  m. (07.03.1693) John Fordyce in Turriff, later of Gask & Cuish
  m2. Agnes Mercer (widow of Alexander Youngson (son of Rev. W. Youngson of New Deer))
  iv. William Lindsay of Culsh (Cuish) (dsp 05.1721)
  m. Elizabeth Lesley
  v. Margaret Lindsay (b 16.12.1686)
  m. (18.04.1723) George Mair (minister of New Deer)
  vi. Christian Lindsay
  m. John Byth in Glasslay
  vii.+ other issue - James (b 26.04.1688), Lillias (d unm 13.04.1740)
  m3. (07.1693) Barbara Guthrie (dau of Sir Harry Guthrie of King Edward, Bart, m2. James Sutherland of Erlock)
  TCB (vol 2, 'Guthrie', p451) notes that Harry Guthrie of Kingsward, King Edward, Banffshire, was created a baronet in about 1638 "but nothing is known of this creation" and nothing more is given on his family.
  x. Barbara Lindsay
  m. (12.07.1718) Roderick Dingwall of Cambuscurry
  m2. ??
  B. John Lindsay in Burreldaills in Fyvie, later in Auchreddy
  m. (23.02.1690) Jean Keith
  i.+ issue - William (b 12.08.1705), Barbara (b 15.05.1691), Isobell (b 19.08.1709)
  C. Ann Lindsay

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 29.04.04) : 'Lives of the Lindsays' by Lord Lindsay (2nd edition published in 3 volumes in 1858), BP2002 ('Lindsay of Dowhill')
(2) For lower sectin (uploaded 25.10.21) : MGH (NS4 vol 5 (1914), 'Pedigree of the Family of Lindsay of Cushnie', p12)
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