'Trotter01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Trotter of Castlelaw, Trotter of Dreghorn, Trotter of Dyrham Park, Trotter of Horton, Trotter of Kettleshiel (Castleshiels), Trotter of The Bush

Descended from "the ancient family of Prentannan" was the folllowing Alexander. We hope to find earlier generations in due course and, perhaps, connect this family to the Trotters of Morton Hall shown on Trotter02.
Alexander Trotter of Kettleshiel, Berwickshire (d 12.12.1707 (not 1693))
1. Alexander Trotter of Kettleshiel (aka Castleshiels) (d 1728, eldest son)
  m. (1708) Jean Steuart (d 1766, dau of Sir Robert Steuart of Allanbank)
  A. John Trotter of Horton Manor (Surrey) & Kettleshiel (3rd son)
  BLG1886/1952 identify John's wife (m. 1752) as Ann Locke (d 1759), dau of James Locke. Thanks to a contributor (TPL, 23.12.20) for advising us that she was ...
  m. (06.1752) Anne Betts (probably natural dau of John Locke by Anne Betts)
  i. James Trotter of Horton & Kettleshiel (b 1754, d 1833)
  m. (1778) Elizabeth Meyrick (d 1820, dau of James Meyrick of Westminster)
  a. John Trotter of Horton & Kettleshiel (b 1780, dsp 1856)
  m. Maria Perkins (d 1861, dau of John Perkins)
  b. James Trotter (b 1782, d unm 1800)
c. Anne Trotter (d 1812)
  m. (1808) George Welbank (b 1777, d 1821)
  d. Elizabeth Trotter of Horton (d unm 25.10.1868)
  ii. George Calcraft Trotter (b 1755, dsp)
  iii. John Trotter of Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire (b 1758)
  m. (1785) Sophia Dent (dau of Robert Dent of Clapham)
  a.+ issue - Robert (b 1797), Herny James (b 1800), Sophia Jean
  iv. Ann Trotter
  m. Robert Trotter of The Bush @@ just below
  B. Archibald Trotter of Cattleshiels (b 1716, d 1786)
  The following is partly supported by 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p144) .
m. (1748) Jean Moubray (d 1796, dau/heir of Robert Moubray of The Bush & Castlelaw by Katherine, dau of George Linde of Georgie)
  i. Robert Trotter of The Bush & Castlelaw (b 1749, d 07.1807)
  m. (1787) Ann Trotter (d 1822, dau of John Trotter of Kettleshiels & Horton) @@ just above
  a. John Trotter of The Bush & Castlelaw (b 10.07.1788, dsp 13.11.1852)
  m. (06.12.1817) Matilda Macnaghten (d 03.1852, dau of Sir Francis Workman Macnaghtan, 1st Bart of Dundarave)
  b. Archibald Trotter of Dryden, later of The Bush & Castlelaw (b 23.12.1789, d 07.05.1868) had issue
  m. (22.05.1813) Laura Maria Chase (dau of Thomas Chase)
  c.+ other issue (d unm) - Jean Sophia, Katherine
  ii. Alexander Trotter of Dreghorn, Midlothian (b 01.06.1755, d 14.09.1842)
  The following comes partly from BLG1886 (Trotter of Dreghorn).
  m. (27.11.1797) Lillias Stuart (dau of Sir John Stuart, Bart of Allanbank)
a. Archibald Trotter of Dreghorn (b 10.04.1799, d 26.10.1844) had issue
  m. (27.11.1828) Louisa Jane Strange (d 15.08.1895, dau of James Strange (son of Sir Robert) by Anne Dundas, dau of Henry, 1st Viscount Melville)
  b. Henry Dundas Trotter (b 19.09.15802, d 1829, Captain RN, 3rd son)
  m. (23.11.1835) Charlotte Pringle (dau of Maj. General James Pringle)
  c. Alexander Trotter (b 03.03.1814 (sb 1804?)) had issue
  m1. (16.06.1836) Jaqueline Elizabeth Otter (dau of William Otter, Bishop of Chichester)
  m2. (1852) Isabella Strange (d 1878, dau of Sir Thomas Strange)
d. Robert Trotter (b 29.11.1807)
  m. (12.1835) Isabella Hare (dau of Joseph Hare of Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope)
  e.+ other issue - John (b 1800, d 1825), Margaret
  iii. John Trotter of Dyrham Park, Hertfordshire (b 1756, d 1833, Captain)
  m. Felicity Jean Swinton (dau of Capt. Samuel Swinton)
  a. John Trotter of Dyrham Park (b 13.06.1808, d 29.10.1870, Captain) had issue
  m. (22.10.1833) Charlotte Amelia Liddell (dau of Thomas Henry, 1st Lord Ravenshworth)
  b. Steuart Trotter (d 1814)
  c. Coutts Trotter
  m. (1822) Sir Henry Lindsay-Bethune, Bart, de jure Earl of Lindsay
d. Catherine Trotter
  m. (1823-4) Joseph Smith Windham
  e. Jean Trotter
  m. (28.08.1823?) A.C.P. Coote
  f. Martin Trotter
  m. (1832) William John Hamilton
  iv. Sir Coutts Trotter of Westville (Lincolnshire), 1st Bart (b 15.09.1767, d 1837)
The following comes from BP1870 (Lindsay).
  m. (12.08.1802) Margaret Gordon (dau of Alexander Gordon, 'Lord Rockville', son of William, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen)
  a. Anne Trotter
  m. (02.04.1823) James Lindsay (Lt. General, son of Robert son of James, 5th Earl of Balcarres)
  Their son inherited the baronetcy.
  b. Jane Trotter (d 1829)
  m. (25.06.1827) Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus of Eaton Hall
  c. Susan Trotter
  m. (1831) George Thomas Keppel, Earl of Albemarle
  d. Margaret Trotter
  v.+ other issue - Katherine (d 1835), 8 others (d young?)
  C. William Trotter
  m. _ Joyce
  D. Jean Trotter
  m. Martin Eccles (Dr.)
  E.+ other issue (d unm) - Alexander (b 1709, d 1729), Robert



BFR reports that "This family claims to represent that of Prentonan and Quickwood in Berwickshire, the acknowledged Chiefs of the Border Clan of the name". A cadet of Trotter of Prentonan was ...
Robert Trotter (a 1689, co-founder and President of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh)
1. Alexander Trotter (dspms, minister of Edrim)
  m. Helen Tulliedeph (dau of _ Tulliedeph, Principal of St. Andrew's)
2. Robert Trotter (a 1723, 1746, rector of the Grammar School in Dundee)
  m. Mary Johnstone (dau of Sir James Johnstone of Westerhall, Bart)
  A. John Trotter of Tynron, Dunfriesshire
  m. Isabel Goldie (dau of James Goldie of Stenhouse & Marbreek)
  i. Robert Trotter of New Galloway (d 1815, doctor)
  m. (c1780) Grizel Stevenson (d 1842, dau of Thomas Stevenson of Tower of Dalry)
  a. Robert Trotter of Dalry, Galloway (b 07.1798, d 06.1875, doctor, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (c1830) Mary Maxwell Nithsdale (b c1801, d 1878, dau of Daniel Maxwell Nithsdale)
  b.+ other issue - James (to USA), John of Thornton in Bradford (dsp, MD)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 08.10.08) : BLG1952 ('Trotter of Brin formerly of The Bush and Dryden'), BLG1886 ('Trotter of Horton Manor')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 30.01.24) : BFR ('Trotter', p604+)
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