'Marjoribanks1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Marjoribanks of Balbardie, Marjoribanks of Carlowrie, Marjoribanks of Hallyards, Marjoribanks of Lees, Marjoribanks of Leuchie, Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks, Marjoribanks of Ratho

The family name is usually pronounced 'Marchbanks'. The name is thought to have come from lands near Lochmaben in Dumfriesshire which belonged to Marjorie Bruce, dau of King Robert I of Scotland ('the Bruce') and mother of King Robert II, the first Stewart king.
Robert Marjoribanks of that ilk
1. Thomas Marjoribanks of that ilk and of Ratho, Provost of Edinburgh (d 1580, Lord of Session as 'Lord Ratho')
  m. Janet Purves
A. Thomas Marjoribanks (dvp 1550)
  m. Helen Reid ("probably of the Aikenhead family")
  i. Thomas Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks and Ratho (d 1620)
  m. Mary Douglas (dau of _ Douglas of Longniddry)
  a. John Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks and Balbardie (d before 1647)
  m. (1625) Jean Stewart (sister of Robert Stewart of Kilbeg)
(1) Thomas Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks and Balbardie (d 1704)
  m1. Margaret Sandilands (dau of John Sandilands, 4th Lord Torphichen)
  (A)+ issue (dvp) including John (d before 1702)
  m2. (1667) Ann Seton (dau of John Seton of Lathrisk)
  (B) Thomas Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks (dsp 02.1711)
  m. (1708) Margaret Boswell (dau of David Boswell of Balmuto)
(C) Thomas Marjoribanks of Balbardie, later also of Marjoribanks (d 04.1742, WS)
  m. (1700) Christian Hay (dau of James Hay of Carribu)
  (i) Andrew Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks and Balbardie (d 10.02.1766)
  m1. (1744) Mary Chalmers (dau of Alexander Chalmers)
  m2. (1751) Jean Boyes (dau of Thomas Boyes)
  (a) Alexander Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks (b 1759)
  m. (02.06.1790) Katherine Laurie (dau of Gilbert Laurie of Polmont, Lord Provost of Edinburgh by Katherine, dau of Thomas Erskine, son of 3rd Lord Cardross)
  ((1)) Alexander Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks (b 31.10.1792, dsp 1864)
((2)) Thomas Marjoribanks (b 06.12.1809, d 06.01.1868, minister of Stenton then Lochmaben) had issue
  m. (05.03.1835) Mary Cook (b 21.05.1809, d 22.207.1887, dau of Prof. George Cook)
  (ii) Ann Marjoribanks possibly of this generation
  m. David Monypenny, 21st of Pitmilly (b 1694, d 23.05.1765)
  B. James Marjoribanks
  i. Joseph Marjoribanks in Edinburgh (d 1636)
  m. Marion Sympson (dau of Andrew Sympson of Edinburgh)
a. John Marjoribanks of Leuchie (b 1612)
  m. (1641) Elizabeth Trotter (dau of John Trotter of Morton Hall)
  (1) Joseph Marjoribanks of Leuchie probably the Joseph who married ...
  m. (1680) ?? Broun (dau of John Broun of Gorgiemylne) wife of Joseph, presumed mother of ...
  (A) Joseph Marjoribanks of Leuchie (dsp 1704)
  (2) John Marjoribanks of Leuchie (b 1649)
  m. Anna Murray (dau of Robert Murray of Melgund)
  (A) Andrew Marjoribanks of Carlowrie (b 1688, dsp 1753)
m. Cecilia Gibson (dau of Sir Alexander Gibson, Bart (?) of Pentland)
  (B) Alexander Marjoribanks 'of Carlowrie' (b 1689, d unm 1774, Major General)
  (C) Janet Marjoribanks
  m. George Falconer, later Falconar (b 20.11.1685, d 1743)
  (3) Edward Marjoribanks of Hallyards (b 1654)
  m. (1685) Agnes Murray (dau of Robert Murray of Melgund)
(A) Edward Marjoribanks of Hallyards (b 1688)
  m. (1710) Janet Loch (dau of James Loch of Drylaw)
  (i) John Marjoribanks of Hallyards (b 1712)
  BP1934 (Tweedmouth) identifies John's wife as Katherine, dau & co-heir of Ronald Campbell of Kames & Balerno. We have 2 possible contenders for her in our database:
  m. Catherine Campbell (dau of Ronald Campbell of Kames and Balerno)
  The above Catherine is shown by BP1934 (Campbell of Auchinbreck) albeit with a hint of uncertainty as Ronald's alleged father was of Wester Kames, not 'of Balerno', and "it is said" that Ronald, father of Catherine, was his son. We suspect, but do not know for sure, that BLG1952 (Campbell of Stonefield) is right in identifying her as ...
  m. (29.01.1738) Katherine Campbell (dau of Ronald Campbell of Balerno)
  (a) Edward Marjoribanks of Hallyards & Lees, later of Balerno (b 1735, d 1815)
  m. Grizel or Grace Stewart (d 1817, dau of Archibald Stewart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, son of Sir Robert, Bart of Allanbank)
((1)) Sir John Marjoribanks, 1st Bart of Lees, Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b 13.01.1763, d 05.02.1833)
  m. (15.04.1791) Alison Ramsay (dau of William Ramsay of Barnton)
  ((A)) Sir William Marjoribanks, 2nd Bart of Lees (b 15.12.1792, d 22.09.1834, 2nd son) had issue
  m. Mary Stone (dau of Henry Stone of London)
((B)) David Marjoribanks, later Robertson, Lord Marjoribanks of Ladykirk (b 02.04.1797, dspms 19.06.1873, 4th son) had issue
  m. (10.09.1834) Mariana Sarah Haggerston (dau of Sir Thomas Haggerston, Bart, by Margaret, dau of William Roberston of Ladykirk)
  ((C)) Janet Marjoribanks (d 17.01.1855)
  m1. (05.11.1816) Robert Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe Hall (d 06.03.1818)
  m2. (16.06.1825) Frederick North of Rougham (b 02.07.1800, d 29.10.1869)
  ((D)) Rachel Marjoribanks (d 01.12.1874)
  m. (17.06.1823) Josiah Nesbit (Nisbet)
  ((E)) Agnes Marjoribanks (d 13.10.1868)
  m. (06.01.1818) Sir Edward Poore, Bart
((F)) Mary Marjoribanks (d 20.12.1836)
  m. (19.05.1826) Sir John Murray Naesmyth, 4th Bart
  ((G)) Susan Marjoribanks (d 14.12.1884)
  m. (26.03.1824) Charles Craigie Halkett of Hallhill
  ((H))+ other issue - Edward (b 01.1792, dvp 01.1833), Charles (b 15.07.1794, d 03.11.1833)
  ((2)) Campbell Marjoribanks (b 1769, d 01.09.1840, Chairman E.I. Co.)
  m. Catherine Seton (dau of Daniel Seton, Lt. Gov. of Surat)
  ((3)) Stewart Marjoribanks of Bushy Grove, Hertfordshire (b 1774, d 09.1863)
  m1. (1798) Eleanor Paxton (d 1799, dau of James Paxton of Paxton)
m2. (02.02.1841) Lucy Pratt (d 12.05.1854, dau of Edward Roger Pratt of Royston Hall, relict of 3rd Lord Rendlesham)
  ((4)) Edward Marjoribanks of Greenlands & Ewden (b 31.05.1776, d 17.09.1868) had issue
  m. (1808) Georgiana Latour (d 04.1849, dau of Joseph Francis Louis Latour of Hexton Park)
  Their 3rd son was created a baronet and then Lord Tweedmouth.
  ((5))+ other issue - James (b 1780, d 29.06.1837), Mary, Matilda
  (B) Jean Marjoribanks (d 13.02.1704) probably of this generation
  m. (11.06.1701) Sir Thomas Gibson, 1st Bart of Keirhill (d 1713)
  (4) James Marjoribanks of Lees and Bradheugh (a 1707)
  (A) ?? Marjoribanks
  m. _ Pringle
  (i) James Pringle of Lees and Bradheugh (d(sp?) 1754)
  b. Andrew Marjoribanks of Salt Preston had issue
  c. Catherine Marjoribanks possibly of this family, of this generation
  m. William Charteris of Auchinstrowane (bur 06.06.1661)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Marjoribanks formerly of Marjoribanks), BP1934 (Tweedmouth)
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