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Families covered: Oswald of Auchincruvie, Oswald of Dunnikier, Oswald (Lorimer-Oswald) of Fingalton, Oswald (Lorimer-Oswald) of Preston, Oswald of Scotstoun

James Oswald of Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (b c1590)
1. James Oswald (b 1620, bailie of Wick in Caithness)
  m. Barbara Coghill (dau of ?? Coghill of that ilk)
  A. James Oswald (b 1654, minister of Watten)
  m. Mary Murray (dau of Richard Murray of Pennyland)
  i. Margaret Oswald
m. _ Baird of Chesterhall
  ii. Isabella Oswald
  m. James Campbell of Lochend
  iii.+ other issue (d unm?) - Richard of Scotston & Glasgow (d 1763), Alexander of Glasgow (d 1766)
B. George Oswald (b 1664/74, d 25.01.1725, minister of Dunnett in Caithness)
  m. Margaret Murray (d 17.05.1747, dau of Richard Murray of Scotscalder by Jean, dau of Patrick Smythe of Braco)
  i. James Oswald, Moderator of the Assembly of the Church of Scotland (b c1703, d 02.08.1793, minister of Methven)
  m1. (15.01.1728) Elizabeth Murray (dau of James Murray of Clairden (not of Pennyland) by Margaret, dau of George Sinclair of Barrock)
  a. George Oswald of Scotstoun & Auchincruvie (Ayrshire) (b 30.07.1735, d 06.10.1819)
  m. (1764) Margaret Smythe (d 1792, dau of David Smythe of Methven)
(1) Richard Alexander Oswald of Auchincruvie (b 13.02.1771, d 1841)
  m1. (1793) Louisa Johnston (d 1797-8, dau of Wynne Jonhston of Hilton-in-the-Merse)
  (A) Richard Oswald (dsp)
  m. (10.12.1833) Mary Kennedy (dau of 1st Marquess of Ailsa)
  (B) Mary Hester Oswald
  m. (1818) Thomas Spencer Lindsay of Hollymount
m2. (1817) Lilias Montgomery (d 10.09.1845, dau of 12th Earl of Eglintoun, widow of Robert Dundas Macqueen of Braxfield)
  (2) Alexander Oswald (dsp 1821, 4th son)
  m. (1819) Anne Dalrymple (d 1826, dau of Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 3rd Bart)
  (3) Elizabeth Oswald of Scotstoun
  (4) Catherine Cochrane Oswald (d 14.06.1843)
  m. (24.04.1785) Robert Haldane of Airthrey & Auchengray (d 12.12.1842)
  (5) Margaret Oswald
  m. John Wilson (General)
(6) Christian Oswald
  m. Alexander Anderson in London
  (7) Mary Ramsay Oswald
  m. (1801) James Dennistoun of Dennistoun & Colgrain (d 01.06.1834)
  (8)+ other issue - David (d unm 1796, Major), James (d 1822, Captain RN), Camilla (d 18708), Isabella
  b. Alexander Oswald of Sheild Hall (Shieldhall), Lanarkshire (b 30.07.1735, d 1813)
  m. Margaret Dundas (dau of John Dundas of Manour by Agnes, dau/coheir of John Haldane of Landrick)
  (1) James Oswald of Glasgow, later of Shieldhall (d unm 1853, MP, 2nd son)
  (2) Richard Alexander Oswald of Moor Park, Lanarkshire (d 03.03.1821) had issue
  m. (24.10.1810) Elizabeth Anderson (dau of John Anderson of London)
  (3) Lillias Oswald
  m. Andrew Mitchell of Glasgow
  (4) Margaret Oswald
m. _ Macfadzean of Ardrossan (Dr)
  (5)+ other issue (d unm) - John (d 1800), Agnes
  c. Barbara Oswald (b 26.01.1734)
  m. (30.04.1760) William Laird of Port Glasgow
  d.+ other issue (d unm) - James, Richard (d young), Janet, Margaret
  m2. (27.01.1749) Margaret Dunbar (d 12.12.1779, dau of Sir Patrick Dunbar, 3rd Bart of Northfield)
  ii. Richard Oswald of London, later of Auchincruvie (dsp 1785, Ambassador)
  m. Mary Ramsay (dau of Alexander Ramsay of Jamaica)
  iii. Jean Oswald (dsps)
  m. David Manson of Thurso
  iv. Elizabeth Oswald
  m. William Anderson of Wick
  a. Alexander Anderson in London
  v. Mary Oswald (d 1787)
  m. Andrew Robertson (minister of Farr then Killearn)
  a. Harry Oswald Robertson in Glasgow
  vi. daughter
  m. John Sutherland (minister of Golspie then Tain, son of Rev. Arthur of Edderton)



It is not known whether or not the following branch was connected to the above family.
Thomas Oswald (skipper)
1. James Oswald, Provost of Kirkaldy (b 1650, d 1716, skipper)
  m. Isobell Anderson (dau of Mathew Anderson)
  A. James Oswald, Provost of Kirkaldy, 1st of Dunnikier in Fife (bpt 17.08.1685, d c1725, MP, 3rd son) the first mentioned by 'Fife (P&H)'
m. (1714) Anna Durie (b 07.09.1698, d 29.03.1762, dau of John Durie by Barbara Hay)
  i. James Oswald of Dunnikier (b 1715, d 24.03.1769, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland) the first mentioned by BLG1894
  m. (19.01.1746) Elizabeth Townsend (dau of Joseph Townsend of London, widow of Abraham Reynardson)
  a. John Townsend Oswald of Dunnikier (b 20.02.1748, d 03.01.1814)
  m. (03.10.1769) Janet Gray (b 1746-7, d 15.02.1841, dau of Alexander Gray of Overskibo) 
  (1) Sir John Oswald of Dunnikier (b 24.10.01771, d 08.06.1840, General) had issue
  m1. (28.01.1812) Charlotte Murray (d 27.02.1827, dau of Charles Murray-Aynsley of Little Harle Tower, Dean of Bocking)
  m2. (29.10.1829) Amelia Jane Murray (dau of Lord Henry Murray & cousin of Charlotte)
  (2) Mary Oswald (b 06.10.1777, d 15.09.1814)
  m. (05.04.1810) Robert Smythe of Methven (b 10.02.1778, dsp 05.10.1847)
  (3) Elizabeth Oswald (b 02.10.1790, d 01.04.1860)
m. (21.09.1810) Thomas Bruce, Earl of Elgin & Kincardine (b 1766, d 1841)
  (4)+ other issue - James (b 27.08.0770, d unm 1802), George (b 06.05.1779, d unm 1819, East India Company Judge), Alexander of London (b 04.12.1780, d unm c1858), Richard of London (b 06.04.1782, d unm 1818), Robert of Edinburgh (b 25.02.1784, d unm 26.02.1848, Lt. Colonel), Gray (b 28.06.1785, d unm), Frances (b 06.1772, d 09.06.1846), Elizabeth Rebecca (b 26.07.1774, d 23.05.1775), daughter (b 10.03.1776, d 11.03.1776)
  ii. John Oswald, Bishop of Clonfert then Dromore then Raphoe (bpt 02.02.1718, dsp 05.03.1780)
  m. (30.08.1755) Ann Buchanan (b c1719, d 13.02.1785)
  iii. Henry Oswald (bpt 22.04.1723, Captain, 5th son)
  m. Agnes
  a. Anne Oswald (b c1759-60, d 14.04.1839)
  m. (before 1787) James Wilson (b c1759-60, d 20.04.1825)
iv.+ other issue - Matthew (bpt 27.11.1720, d young), Thomas (bpt 20.04.1722, a 1780, Lt. Colonel), William (bpt 28.02.1725, d young)
  B. John Oswald of Berwick (b c1690, bur 02.10.1758, musician)
  m(2). (17.06.1737) Elizabeth Davison
  i. William Oswald of Berwick then Deptford (bpt 07.10.1744)
  m. (02.04.1779) Jane Hardcastle (bpt 16.09.1757, dau of Thomas Hardcastle (of Sunderland?) by Isabel Lawson)
  a. William Oswald of Highbury (b 08.08.1795) had issue
  m. (16.06.1828) Elizabeth Florence Laing of Pittenween (b 12.08.1805, dau of Philip Laing by Elizabeth Rudd)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (b 15.09.1784), John (b 03.08.1788), Edward (b 25.06.1792), Jane (b 03.07.1779), Elizabeth (b 27.05.1781, d young?), Isabella (bpt 27.08.1782), Elizabeth (bpt 21.09.1786)
  C. Isobell Oswald (b 1677)
  m. (12.03.1697) James Whyte
  D.+ other issue - Mathew (b 1674, d young?), Thomas (b 1676), Mathew (b 1687), Katrin (b 1681)



Archibald Oswald (b c1560, d 16.02.1631, minister of Pencaitland)
m. Katherine Weddell (dau of Adam Weddell in Preston)
Archibald and his family are given in 'Fastii Ecclesiatae Scotiae' (vol 1, Pencaitland, p384), with thanks to CV (30.06.17) for bringing this to our attention. He is identified in the Hamilton records as father of ...
1. Robert Oswald (3rd son) the first mentioned by 'Lorimer, Scotland'
m. (10.1642) Mary Hamilton (dau of Robert Hamilton of Newhaven, sister of Sir Thomas of Preston & Fingalton)
  A. Sir James Oswald of Edinburgh, Preston & Fingalton (d 18.02.1701)
  m1. Elizabeth Gillespie (d 1681, dau of George Gillespie, minister in Edinburgh)
  i. Thomas Oswald of Fingalton & Preston (dsp 10.05.1701)
  m. (30.04.1682) Anne Hamilton (dau/coheir of Sir William Hamilton of Preston & Fingalton, Bart)
  ii. George Oswald of Fingalton & Preston presumed of this marriage
  a. Roger Oswald of Fingalton & Preston (d 03.1741)
  b. James Oswald of Fingalton & Preston (dsp 1743)
  c. Elizabeth Oswald of Fingalton & Preston (d by 1752)
  m. James Lorimer (minister of Mousewald then Yarrow) (d 21.11.1775)
  (1) Oswald Lorimer, later Lorimer-Oswald of Fingalton & Preston (d 1787)
  (A) Oswald Lorimer, later Lorimer-Oswald of Craigieburn
  m. Mary Campbell (sister/coheir of Hugh Campbell of Blairngone)
  (B) William Lorimer of Craigieburn & Dumfries
m. (15.10.1772) Annie Carson, heiress of Drumcork (Dumfriesshire)
  (C) Robert Lorimer of Auchenight, Dumfriesshire
  m. (30.11.1772) Margaret Carson (sister of Annie)
  d. Helen Oswald
  m2. (30.04.1682) Margaret Hamilton (d 1689, dau of Sir Thomas Hamilton of Preston & Fingalton)
  iii. Margaret Oswald apparently of this generation & marriage
  m. (26.11.1704) George Arnott of Woodmylne
  m3. ?? Gilmour (dau of Sir John Gilmour)
2.+ other issue - John (a 1641, minister of Pencaitland, later of Aberdeen), Archibald, James (a 1618)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 22.03.10, reviewed 05.01.18) : BLG1952 ('Oswald of Cavens and formerly of Auchincruive'), 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Oswalds', p232+) with a little input/support from Robertson's continuation of 'Crawfurd (Ren, p347+)'
(2) For middle section (uploaded 22.03.10 using 'Fife', reviewed & expanded 27.07.22 using CV's schedule & BLG1894): schedule kindly provided to us by a regular contributor, CV (21.03.22), with some support from Fife (P&H)' (vol 2, p114+) and just a very little support from BLG1894 ('Oswald of Dunnikier')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 04.07.17) : 'Lorimer, Scotland' (on archive.org) with thanks to a regular contributor, CV (30.06.17) for bringing it to our attention
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