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Families covered: Makgill of Cranston Riddell, Makgill of Oxfuird

James Makgill of Glenguiken
m. Elizabeth Cuninghame (dau of Adam Cuninghame, 2nd of Caprington)
1. Sir James Makgill (d 1553, Provost of Edinburgh)
  m. (07.03.1536) Helen Wardlaw (dau of Sir Henry Wardlaw of Torrie)
  A. John Makgill (dvp c1552)
  m. Margaret Preston (dau of James Preston of Valleyfield)
  i. Margaret Makgill
  m. (1553) William Redpath of that ilk
ii. Alison Makgill
  m. Stephen Brounfield of Grenelawdene
  B. Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour (d by15.08.1579, Provost of Edinburgh, Ambassador to England) --
  m. (c1540) Janet Adamson (dau of William Adamson of Craigcrook) --
  C. David Makgill of Nesbit and Cranston Riddell (d 13.02.1595)
  m1. (mcrt 11.05.1557) Elizabeth Forrester (d 16.03.1578-9, dau of James Forrester of Corstorphine)
  i. David Makgill of Cranston Riddell (d 10.05.1607, Senator of the Court of Justice, PC)
  m. (mcrt 10.09.1583) Mary Sinclair (d 06.02.1606, dau of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun)
a. David Makgill of Cranston Riddell (d unm 15.05.1619)
  partner unknown
  (1) Marie Makgill
  m. (mcrt 01.02.1643) Robert Hodge
  b. James Makgill of Cranston Riddell, 1st Baronet Makgill, 1st Viscount Oxfuird (d 05.05.1663)
We do not normally show titles (eg Baronet) when a more senior title is obtained (eg Viscount) but do so in this case since the story of the inheritance of those titles is quite interesting. When James's own male line died out, the titles passed into the Makgill family of Kemback & Fingask, the senior surviving cadet line of Rankeillour, but such did not come without much endeavour from John Makgill of Kemback & Fingask, as reported at his record (for which click here).
  m1. (c20.12.1621) Katherine Cockburn (dau of John Cockburn of Ormiston by Katherine Bellenden)
  (1) Elizabeth Makgill (d 1692)
  m. (mcrt 31.10.1645) Patrick Hamilton of Little Preston (d 1701)
(2) Anna Makgill
  m. (1640) Sir James Richardson of Smeaton
  (3) Helen Makgill
  m. (mcrt 13.09.1656) Joseph Heart of Chappell
  (4) Catherine Makgill
  m. John Ruthven
  (5)+ other issue (dvp) - James (bur 24.01.1662), Andrew (bpt 26.07.1630), Patrick (d unm 1651)
m2. (mcrt 1646) Christian Livingston (dau of William Livingston of Kilsyth)
  (8) Robert Makgill, 2nd Bart, 2nd Viscount Oxfuird (b 20.05.1651, d 12.1705)
  m1. (mcrt 06.1666) Henrietta Livingston (d 10.1683, dau of George, 3rd Earl of Linlithgow)
  (A) George, Master of Oxfuird (bpt 21.01.1676, d unm 08/09.1701)
  (B) Christian Makgill, 'Viscountess of Oxfuird' (bpt 16.03.1677, d 1707)
  m. William Maitland (d 1724)
  (C) Elizabeth Makgill (bpt 20.05.1678)
(D) Marie Makgill (bpt 29.06.1679, d before 08.1686)
  (E) Henrietta Makgill, 'Viscountess of Oxfuird' (b c1682, dsp 11.10.1758)
  m. James Hamilton, younger of Orbiston (dvpsp)
  m2. (mcrt 26.12.1684) Jean Ramsay (d 11.1696, dau of 2nd Earl of Dalhousie)
  (9) George Makgill (b 11.03.1655, dsp 15.12.1704)
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton
  (10) Christian Makgill (bpt 19.02.1654)
  m1. Alexander Crawford of Carse (d 1709)
  m2. George Ross of Galstoun
(11)+ other issue - William (b 21.04.1648, d young), David (bpt 1649, d before 28.02.1657), Thomas (b 07.11.1652, d young), Elizabeth (bpt 15.07.1649), Margaret (bpt 17.06.1650), Marie (d 1664)
  c. John Makgill
  m. (before 12.1622) Marion Menzies (widow of John Douglas of Archland)
  d. Elizabeth Makgill
  m. (before 10.12. 1612) James, Master of Cranstoun (d 1633)
  e. Anna Makgill
  m. (c1621) John Ross, younger of Millanderdale
  f.+ other issue - Patrick, Thomas (bpt 28.06.1598), Alexander (bpt 20.07.1607)
  ii. Alexander Makgill
  iii. Lawrence Makgill
  m1. (21.01.1598) Jean Crichton
  a. Margaret Makgill (bur 26.03.1661)
  m. (23.04.1622) David Heriot
b.+ other issue - David (bpt 31.12.1598), Laurence (bpt 28.12.1600), Thomas (bpt 02.01.1603), James (bpt 03.01.1608), James (bpt 18.07.1613), Janet (bpt 16.12.1610)
  m2. Helen (widow of John Ker of Hilltoune)
  iv. John Makgill (d before 29.04.1646)
  m1. ??
  m2. (06.08.1606) Maria Sandilands
  v. George Makgill (a 1619)
  vi. Alexander Makgill (Provost of Corstorphine)
  vii. Elizabeth Makgill (d 05.1622)
  m1. (before 1576, div by 03.1578) Robert Logan of Restalrig (b 1555, d 07.1606)
  m2. (1578-9) SIr Thomas Kennedy, 1st of Culzean (d 11.05.1602)
  m3. (mcrt 04.04.1605) William Mure of Rowallan
  viii. Jean Makgill
  m2. Isobel Cuninghame (dau of Robert Cuninghame)
  D. Agnes Makgill
  m. John Hill of Edinburgh
  E. Helen Makgill
  m1. Thomas Cranstoun
  m2. (c1563) William Knowis

Main source(s): TSP (Oxfuird), BP1934 (Makgill), BP1999 (Oxfuird)
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