'Acheson2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Acheson of Glencairney, Acheson of Gosford, Acheson of Market Hill
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Patrick Acheson of Edinburgh (Captain)
1. Sir Archibald Acheson of Market Hill, 1st Bart of Glencairney, Co. Armagh (d 09.09.1634, Secretary of State for Scotland, to Ireland)
  BP1934 identifies Sir Archibald as "of Gosford". Lodge starts with him, reporting that he "descended from a good family in Scotland", and states that he "was seated at Gosford in the shire of Haddington, previous to his settlememt in Ireland, where we find him in 1610". However, as shown on the continuation, it was his uncle & cousin who were "of Gosford" although perhaps Archibald lived there also when young. Lodge also confuses the issue by showing Archibald as m1. Margaret Hamilton (dau of George) m2. Margaret (possibly a Semple). We ignore that.
  m1. (by 1610) Agnes Vernor of Edinburgh
  A. Sir Patrick Acheson of Market Hill, 2nd Bart of Glencairney (dspm 06.10.1638)
  m. (1634) Martha Moore (bur 21.02.1674-5, dau of William Moore or More of London)
B. Jane Acheson
  m. Sir Lewis Lauder of Adiston
  C. Margaret Acheson
  m. Sir William Cockburn, Bart of Langton
  Some sources, including Brydges's 1812 revision of Collins's 'Peerage of England' (vol II, 'Abercorn'), show Sir Archibald's 2nd wife Margaret as daughter of Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw & Rosecrea. We follow BP1934, supported by TSP ('Abercorn') & TCB, in identifying her as daughter of Sir George's brother Sir John.
  m2. (mcrt 20.07.1619 (1622?)) Margaret Hamilton (a 08.1629, dau of Sir John Hamilton, son of Claud, 1st Lord Paisley)
  D. Sir George Acheson of Market Hill, 3rd Bart, Sheriff of Armagh & Tyrone (bpt 04.08.1629, d before 17.11.1685)
  m1. (23.01.1654) Nichola Hannay (dau of Sir Robert Hannay, 1st Bart)
i. Sir Nicholas Acheson of Market Hill, 4th Bart (d 1701, MP)
  m. (1686) Anne Taylor (d by 1743, dau of Thomas Taylor of Kells (by Anne Axtell), sister of Sir Thomas, 1st Bart)
  a. Sir Arthur Acheson of Market Hill (Mullaghbrack), 5th Bart (b 26.01.1688, d 08.02.1748-9)
  m. (1715) Anne Savage (bur 01.11.1737, dau of Philip Savage, Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland)
(1) Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Viscount Gosford of Market Hill (b 01.09.1717-8, d 05.09.1790, 3rd son)
  m. (1740) Mary Richardson (d 05.1792, dau of John Richardson of Rich Hill by Anne, dau of William Beckett)
  (A) Arthur Acheson, 1st Earl of Gosford (b c1742, d 14.01.1807)
  m. (1774) Millicent Pole (d 01.11.1825, dau of Lt. General Edward Pole)
  (i) Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, Governor of Canada (b 01.08.1776, d 27.03.1849) had issue
  m. (20.07.1805) Mary Sparrow (b 14.04.1777, d 30.06.1841, dau of Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall, Suffolk, by Mary, sister of Sir Robert Bernard, 5th Bart)
  (ii) Olivia Acheson (d 12.02.1863)
  m. (14.03.1797) Robert Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park & Tanderagee Castle (d 1805, Brigadier)
  (iii) Mary Acheson (d 01.05.1843)
m. (19.02.1803) William Henry C. Bentinck, Governor General of India (b 1774, dsp 1839)
  (iv) Millicent Acheson (d 31.01.1878)
  m. (12.09.1826) Rev. J.H. Barber
  (v)+ other issue - Arthur (d infant), Arthur Pole (d infant), Edward (d unm 24.07.1828, Colonel)
  (B) Anna Maria Acheson
  m1. (1758) Alexander Boyd of Ballycastle
  (i) Rose Boyd (coheir) apparently of this generation
  m. Hugh Boyd of Bally Castle or Ballyacastle
  (a) Harriet Boyd (b 1792-3, d 27.04.1864)
m. (22.09.1818) Sir John Boyd, 3rd Bart (b 1786, d 1855)
  (ii) Mary Anne Boyd (d 24.12.1813) apparently of this generation
  m. (1785) Nathaniel Montgomery, later Montgomery-Moore, of Garvey, Revella & Fassaroe (d 1834)
  m2. (1772) Henry Maxwell (rector of Dromore, son of Capt. Robert of Fellows Hall & nephew of John, 1st Lord Farnham)
  (C) Nichola Acheson
  m. (1763) Michael Obins of Castle Obins and/or Portadown
  (i) Nicholas Acheston probably of this generation
  m. (1792) Richard Dobbs of Castle Dobbs (b c1752, d 01.1840)
(D) Julia Henrietta Acheson (d 23.05.1829)
  m.(1766) Alexander Macaulay of Glenvil
  (i) Mary Macaulay (d 01.02.1826) probably of this generation
  m. James Higginson (bpt c10.02.1775, d 13.03.1860)
  (E) Lucinda Acheson
  m1. (15.08.1776) Thomas St. George (b 10.1738, d 01.04.1785)
  m2. Jeremiah French (d 1819)
(F) (Rose) Mary Acheson (d 10.04.1799)
  m. (1778) Hugh Montgomery of Castle Hume (sb Derrygonelly?)
  (G)+ other issue (d unm) - John (d young), Archibald (d young), George (b 1750-1, d 16.03.1778), Sophia
  (2) Arthur Acheson (d 23.06.1758, Captain, youngest son)
  m. (06.1753) Jane King (dsp before 08.03.1800, dau of John King of Charlestown)
  (A)+ iissue (d young) - 1 son + 2 daughters
  (3) Anne Acheson (dsp 11.03.1785)
  m. (1742) Walter Cope of Dromilly, Bishop of Ferns, Leighlin & Clonfert (d 31.07.1787)
  (4) Nicola Acheson
  m. (04.1746) Robert French of Monivea Castle
  (5)+ other issue - Nicholas (bur 12.01.1716/7), Philip (bur 22.05.1727), Thomas Philip (d young)
  b. George Acheson (dsp)
  c. Nichola Acheson
  m. Sir William Johnston of Gilford (d 06.09.1722)
  d. Henrietta Acheson
  m1.William Johnston of Ballynametagh
  m2. Acheson Moore of Aughnacloy
  m2. (03.11.1659) Margaret Caulfeild (dau of Sir William Caulfeild, Sheriff of Tyrone, 2nd Lord of Charlemont)
  ii. Mary Acheson
  m. James Moore of Aughnacloy (d 1710)
  iii+. other issue (d unm) - Sarah, Catherine
2. Sir Henry Acheson of Dromlech, co. Armagh

Main source(s): BP1934 ('Gosford') with some input/support from 'Peerage of Ireland' (John Lodge, edited by Mervyn Archdall (1789), vol VI, 'Acheson, Viscount Gosford', p81+), TCB (vol 2, 'Acheson or Atchison of Market Hill', p334+)
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