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Families covered: Strachan of Inchtuthill, Strachan of Lesmurdie, Strachan of Monboddo, Strachan of Tibbertie

We are pleased to give credit to patrickspeople.co.uk for the following pedigrees which we would not have had the time or patience (or ability) to work on to the extent that must have been needed. As referred to below, the genealogy of at least part of this first branch was confused by conflicting stories regarding the claiming of a baronetcy, in relation to which TCB (vol 2, p288, note (a)) reports that the 2nd edition of Roger's 'Families of Strachan' (i.e. 'Memorials') gives an entirely different account from the 1st edition produced just 4 years earlier. However, patrickspeople.co.uk appears not always to follow Memorials. We would probably show this page as DRAFT, rather than release it into the database properly (as we have done), were it not for the fact that we doubt that we will ever be able to better the work done by patrickspeople. However, we thought it wise to highlight at least a few uncertainties. For example, TCB reports 'Memorials' as suggesting that the following William (3rd son of John of Thornton) was father of James (d 1614) father of ?? (dvp) father of James (d 1651) father of 'Sir' James (d 1686).
William Strachan of Monboddo (b c1460)
m. Margaret Ramsay (dau of John Ramsay, Lord Bothwell, by Isabel Livingston)
1. William Strachan of Monboddo (b c1513, d before 08.05.1551)
  m. Egidia Jardine or Gardyne
  A. John Strachan of Monboddo, Sheriff of Kincardine (b c1530, d before 04.12.1581)
m. Eufame Strachan (dau of James Strachan of Carmylie)
  i. John Strachan of Monboddo
  a. James Strachan of Monboddo '1st of Inchtuthill' (b c1575, d 10.07.1614)
  m. (25.03.1596) Marjorie (Marie?) Ramsay
  (1) James Strachan of Inchtuthill, Fettercairn & Monboddo (b c1597, d 06.01.1651)
  m. Mary Ramsay (dau of Sir David Ramsay of Balmain)
(1) The following connections, given by patrickspeople.co.uk, should be viewed with caution. TCB reports Rogers ('Memorials') as identifying the undermentioned Sir Thomas as believed "to be son of Thomas Strachan, brother of John Strachan of Mureton, near Laurence Kirk, Farmer". However, if he was a son of James & Mary and brother of the following (Sir) James, that provides a much better explanation for the assumption of a baronetcy by James than the reported case that he assumed it from a distant connection with Sir Alexander Strachan of Thornton, Bart. If the following James was indeed 'of Thornton', it is not unlikely that his father, described on TCB (vol 2, p286) as "an opulent Burgess of Edinburgh", or he had bought (part of) Sir Alexander's estate in order to reinforce a claim to be a/the leading member of the Strachan family.
(2) Apart from other issues, patrickspeople.co.uk and TCB contradict each other over the next few generations, not least as to which James was which. Provisionally, we hold back from taking this family any further but may review the family again in due course.
  (A) Sir James Strachan of Thornton, Inchtuthill, Fettercairn & Monboddo, Bart (b c1634, d 1686 or 1715) had issue
  m. (20.01.1654) Elizabeth Forbes (b 1637, d 10.01.1616, dau of Thomas Forbes of Waterton by Jean Ramsay, cousin)
  (i) John Strachan of Belley probably of this generation
  m. (1682) Isobel Forbes (dau of Sir John Forbes of Waterton, cousin)
  (B) Sir Thomas Strachan of Inchtuthill, Bart (b c1646, dsp(m) (unm?)) mentioned on TCB (vol 4, p332)
  b. Robert Strachan
  m. Margaret Middleton (dau of John Middleton of Netherseat by Elizabeth Ramsay)
  ii. Helen Strachan possibly fits here
  m. Robert Middleton of Caldame



George Strachan of Lesmurdie
m. Johanna Leslie (dau of Alexander Leslie son of Sir Andrew of Balquhain
1. Alexander Strachan of Lesmurdie
  A. George Strachan of Lesmurdie
  m. Margaret Gordon (dau of John (James?) Gordon of Lesmoir)
  i. James Strachan of Lesmurdie
  a. William Strachan of Lesmurdie (b c1565)
  m. Janet Leslie (dau of Walter Leslie, son of Alexander of Pitcaple)
  (1) Alexander Strachan of Lesmurdie (b c1595, d before 08.11.1664)
  (A) Elizabeth Strachan of Lesmurdie (b c1630)
  m. James Stewart of Achorachan, later of Lesmurdie
  (B)+ other issue - Margaret, Jean, Issobell, Helen



Andrew (or Alexander) Strachan of Tibbertie (b c1470)
m. Gilles Arbuthnot (dau of Robert Arbuthnot of that ilk by Mariota Scrymgeour)
1. John Strachan in Kincraigie (b c1507)
  m. Agnes Leslie (dau of Sir William Leslie of Balquhain by Elizabeth Ogilvy)
  A. Alexander Strachan in Aberdeen
  B. John Strachan of Sevydlie (d before 13.11.1603, minister in Aberdeen)
  m. Margaret Dunbar (dau of _ Dunbar of Bonnyfield by Margaret, dau of Sir William Leslie of Balquhain by Elizabeth Ogilvy)
  The following connection is identified as speculative.
  i. ?? Strachan presumed intermediary generation
a. William Strachan (minister in Aberdeen)
  m. Elizabeth Middleton (d 30.01.1666)
  (1) John Strachan (minister of Darves, professor in Edinburgh)
  m1. Janet Forbes (dau of William Forbes of Finzen by Agnes Sinclair)
  (A)+ issue - William, George (bookseller)
  m2. Isabella Irvine (dau of John Irvine of Kingcausie by Elizabeth Ramsay)
  (C) Isabella Strachan 'of London' (bpt 15.08.1689, d 13.02.1731)
  m. (07.11.1716) Andrew Drummond of Stanmore
  (D)+ other issue - William, John (bpt 21.03.1684), Arthur (bpt 01.07.1685), Alexander (bpt 04.10.1687)
  (2) Patrick Strachan (schoolmaster)
  (A) William Strachan (bpt 31.01.1661)
  m. Mary Gregorie (b 1682, dau of David Gregorie of Netherdale & Kinnairdy)
  (i)+ issue - Alexander (bpt 28.11.1700), Jean (bpt 28.09.1703), Mary (bpt 14.04.1706)
  (B)+ other issue - Alexander (bpt 24.03.1670), Jean (bpt 12.04.1663), Agnes (bpt 28.04.1667)
  (3) Arthur Strachan (bpt 13.03.1644, a 1708, 5th son)
  m. Jannet Adams
  (A) William Strachan (bpt 17.03.1692, youngest son)
  m. (25.08.1728) Barbara Harvie (dau of Gavin Harvie of Aberdeen)
  (i) john Strachan (bpt 21.09.1729)
  m. (25.08.1772) Jean Craigie
  (a)+ issue - John (bpt 18.07.1773), Arthur (bpt 14.01.1776), William (bpt 10.07.1778), Elizabeth (bpt 23.09.1779/81)
(ii)+ other issue - Arthur (bpt 23.06.1741), Margaret (bpt 07.11.1731), Giles (bpt 24.02.1734), Ellen (bpt 04.06.1736)
  (B)+ other issue - Matthew (bpt 17.03.1681), John (bpt 10.12.1682), Walter (bpt 24.12.1685), Beatrix (bpt 03.05.1689), Margaret (bpt 08.10.1690)
  (4)+ other issue - Alexander (bpt 27.11.1641), William (bpt 23.01.1643), George (bpt 27.07.1646, d 11/12.1678, minister of St. Machar's), James (bpt 30.07.1648), Andrew (bpt 16.11.1651)
  C. Andrew Strachan (d 09.1622, minister of Dun)
  m. Christian Arbuthnot (dau of James Arbuthnot of Lentusche)
  D. Thomas Strachan (b c1540)
  m1. Janet Steuart (dau of Alexander Steuart, 1st of Termachy (Tanachie), by Marie Comyn)
  m2. Janett Irwyng (Irvine)
  E. Elizabeth Strachan possible duplication here ??
m. William Forbes of Corse (d 1596)
2. William Strachan of Tibbertie (b c1515, d c1592, minister of Logie Durno)
  m. Janet Auchinleck (dau of _ Auchinleck, son of John son (by Christian Lindsay) of Sir John of that ilk)
  A. John Strachan of Tibbertie (b c1538, a 10.1613)
  i. William Strachan of Tibbertie (d 1631)
  ii. Marjory Strachan of Tibbertie
  m. John Leslie of Badifurrow (son of Patrick of Kincraigie)
  B. Andro (Andrew) Strachan or Strang
  m. Jenis Lesk
  i. Isobel Strachan or Strang (d by 1593)
  m. James Mowat of Ardoe
  ii. Marjorie Strachan or Strang (bpt 16.02.1580)
  C. Janet Strachan (a 1591)
  m. William Blackhall of that ilk (d c1554)
  D. Elizabeth Strachan
  m. Thomas Buk (son of Andrew of Aberdeen)
3. Andrew Strachan of Tillifroskie
  m. Christian Sibbald (dau of John Sibbald of Keir)
4. Aegidia Strachan
  m. David Stuart, 1st of Inchbreck

Main source(s): patrickspeople.co.uk which for these branches is based on a range of different sources including parish registers and the IGI
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