'Balfour2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Balfour of Burleigh, Balfour of Fernie, Balfour of Glenawley, Balfour of Munquhanny, Balfour of Pharay

Michael Balfour, 1st of Munquhanny (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
m. Marjory Durie (dau of George Durie of that ilk)
1. Andrew Balfour, 2nd of Munquhanny (d by 1592)
  m. Janet Bruce (dau of Sir Alexander Bruce, 1st of Earlshall)
A. Michael Balfour (dvp 1570, Commendator of Melrose)
  m. Janet Boswell (dau of David Boswell, 4th of Balmuto)
  i. Sir Michael Balfour, 3rd of Munquhanny
  m. Mariota Adamson (dau of Patrick Adamson, Archbishop of St Andrews)
  a. Sir Andrew Balfour of Strathor, 4th of Munquhanny (dsp)
  m. (1589) Mary or Margaret Melville (dau of Sir James Melville of Halhill)
  b. Michael Balfour of Garth
  (1) ?? Balfour
  (A) George Balfour of Pharay (d 1706)
  m1. (1657) Marjorie Baikie (dau of James Baikie of Tankerness)
  (i) William Balfour of Pharay
  (a) Isabel Balfour
  m. Archibald Stewart of Brough
  m2. (1678) Mary Mackenzie (dau of Murdoch Mackenzie, Bishop of Orkney)
(ii) John Balfour, 1st of Trenabie (d 1747)
  m. Elizabeth Traill (dau of Thomas Traill of Skaill)
  (a) William Balfour, 2nd of Trenabie (b 1719, d 1786)
  m. (09.02.1744) Elizabeth Coventry (dau of Thomas Coventry of Newark)
  ((1)) John Balfour, 3rd of Trenabie (b 1750, dsp 1842)
  m. (1783) Henrietta Sullivan (sister of Sir Richard Sullivan, 1st Bart)
  ((2)) Thomas Balfour of Elwick (b 02.02.1752, d 1799)
  m. (1776) Frances Ligonier (dau of Francis Ligonier)
  ((A)) John Edward Ligonier (b 11.01.1780, d Alkmaar 19.09.1799)
  ((B)) William Balfour of Enwick, 4th of Trenabie (b 08.12.1781, d 15.10.1894)
  m1. (1806) Mary Balfour (d 1820, dau of William Manson of Kirkwall)
  m2. (27.01.1823) Mary Margaret Baikie (d 03.02.1869, dau of Andrew Baikie of Kirkwall)
  ((C)) Mary Balfour
  m. Alexander Brunton
  ((3)) David Coventry Balfour (b 08.11.1754, d 25.05.1813)
  m. Marion McIntosh (dau of George McIntosh of Dunchattan)
((A)) David Balfour
  m. Mary Ogilvy
  ((B)) John Osborn Balfour (b 15.06.1815, d 1871)
  m1. Jane Fitzpatrick (d 1855, dau of Robert Fitzpatrick of Eden House)
  m2. Jane Stanley
  ((C)) McIntosh Balfour
  m. Margaret Cragie Balfour (dau of William Balfour, 5th of Trenabie)
  c. Isabella Balfour --
  m. (01.05.1586) Henry Pitcairn of that ilk and of Forthar, 15th of Pitcairn (d 1626) --
B. Sir Gilbert Balfour of Westra
  C. Sir James Balfour of Pittendreich and Burleigh (b c1525, d 1583/4, President of the Court of Session)
  Some sources identify Sir James as son (rather than grandson) of Michael, 1st of Munquhanny, possibly because TSP, which focuses on his wife's parentage, does so. However, we do not do so, instead showing him as of a generation later, because:
(1) According to various biographical web sites, James was born some 12 years after the battle of Flodden where Michael died. BLG1952, which reports that Andrew (2nd of Munquhanny) had 7 sons but (unfortunately) does not name any of them but skips to his grandson & successor at Munquhanny, reports that Andrew was the only son of Michael.
(2) BLG1850, BLG1886 & 'Fife P&H' all show Sir James as son of Andrew whilst BE1883 identifies him as brother of William, Commendator of Montrose.
  m. (23.07.1557) Margaret Balfour (b 1538, d 1590, dau of Michael Balfour of Burleigh)
  i. Sir Michael Balfour, 1st Lord Balfour of Burleigh (b 1569, d 15.03.1619)
  m1. (10.1577) Marion Adamson
  m2. (12.07.1591) Margaret Lundie (d 1625, dau of William Lundie of Lundie)
a. Margaret Balfour, Baroness Balfour of Burleigh (d 06.1639)
  m. (1606) Robert Arnot, younger of Newton, later Balfour, Lord of Burleigh (d 10.08.1663)
  For convenience, the descent is continued below. It may be redone when the ancestry of Robert Arnot has been confirmed.
  (1) John Balfour, 3rd Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d by 1696)
  m. (1649) Isabel Balfour (dau of Sir William Balfour of Pitcullo)
  (A) Robert Balfour, 4th Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d 1713)
  m. Margaret Melville (b 28.10.1658, dau of George Melville, 1st Earl of Melville)
  (i) Robert Balfour, Master of Burleigh (dsp 09.1757)
  When quite young, Robert was sentenced to death for the murder of the husband of his childhood sweetheart. He escaped from prison. He later joined in the Jacobite rebellion for which he was attainted.
  (ii) Margaret Balfour (d unm 12.03.1769)
  (iii) Mary Balfour (d 07.11.1758)
  m. (06.08.1714) Alexander Bruce of Kennet (d 08.08.1747)
  A claim to the title 'Lord Balfour of Burleigh' passed to one of their descendants and proved successful when the attainder was removed by Act of Parliament in 1869.
  (B) John Balfour of Fernie (d 1725)
  m. Isabel Balfour (dau of Sir William Balfour of Pitcullo)
(i) Arthur Balfour of Fernie (d 1746)
  (a) John Balfour of Fernie (dsp 1795, 2nd son)
  (b) Francis Balfour of Fernie (d 1818)
  m. _ Balfour of Dunboy
  ((1)) Francis Balfour of Fernie (d 1854)
  m. (1829) Margaret Bower (dau of Graham Bower)
  ((A)) Francis Walter Balfour of Fernie Castle (b 08.01.1831)
  Francis was unsucessful with his claim for the title of Lord Balfour of Burleigh.
  m. (25.10.1866) Jane Amelia Kier (dau of Patrick Small Kier of Kindrogan)
  ((B)) Graham Montagu Balfour
(c)+ other issue - Sandford (dsp), Elizabeth, Barbara
  (ii) Isabel Balfour (d 14.12.1763)
  m. (1709) Sir John Malcolm, 2nd Bart of Lochore (b 04.05.1681, d 12.08.1753)
  (C) Henry Balfour of Dunbog
  (i) Henry Balfour of Dunbog
  m. Katherine Porterfield
  (D) Margaret Balfour (d 20.10.1734)
  m. (11.1670) Andrew, 3rd Lord Rollo (d 04.03.1701)
  (E) Isabel Balfour (d unm)
  (F) Emilia Balfour (b c1658, d 12.01.1732)
  m. Sir John Malcolm of Lochore and Innertiel
  (G) Jean Balfour
  m1. (1684) George Oliphant of Gask (dsp 1684)
  m2. Sir Robert Douglas of Kirkness
(H) Susan Balfour
  m. Robert Douglas of Strathendry
  (I) Anne Balfour (b 11.03.1671, dsp)
  m. Robert Sinclair
  (2) Jean or Anna Balfour (d 10.11.1649)
  m. (04.02.1627/8) David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss (b 06.09.1610, d 07.1679)
  (3) Margaret Balfour (dsp)
  m. Sir John Crawford of Kilbirnie
(4) Isabel Balfour
  m. Sir Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord of Freeland (d 06.05.1671)
  (5) Jean (?) Balfour
  m. James Arnot of Fernie (cousin)
  ii. Sir James Balfour, 1st Lord Balfour of Glenawley (d 18.10.1634)
  m1. Grissell Balfour (dau of Patrick Balfour of Pitcullo)
  a. James Balfour, 2nd Lord Balfour of Glenawley (dsp 26.02.1636)
  m. Anne Goldsmith (dau of Sir Francis Goldsmith of Gravesend)
  b. Margaret Balfour
  m. John Gordon of Ducherys
  c. Anne Balfour
  m1. Sir John Wemyss of Loghly
  m2. Archibald Hamilton of Ballygawley or Ballygally (dsp 10.05.1659)
  d.+ other issue - Alexander, Pierce (dsp), Elizabeth (d unm)
  m2. Elizabeth Hay (dau of George Hay, Earl of Erroll, by Helen Bruce)
  m3. (before 1627) Anne Blayney (a 1628, dau of Edward, 1st Lord Blayney, by Anne Loftus)
  iii. Alexander Balfour of Balgarvie
  iv. Henry Balfour
  m. Maria van Leeuven
v. William Balfour, later Hamilton
  m. _ Hamilton (heiress of Glenawley)
  vi. David Balfour
  m. (30.10.1607) Anne Bax (dau of Sir Paul Bax)
  vii. Marie Balfour
  m. Walter Arnot of that ilk
viii. Agnes Balfour
  m. Sir John Henderson, 4th of Fordell (d 01.1618)
  ix. Helen Balfour
  m. David Barclay of Collairnie (d 1622)
  D. David Balfour ancestor of Balfours of Grange
  E. Isobel Balfour possibly of this generation
  m. (c1540, div) Sir Patrick Learmonth of Dairsie (d by 1593, 'Provost for Life' of St. Andrews)
  F.+ other issue - George (Commendator of Charterhouse), Robert (Provost of St. Mary's), John
2. Margaret Balfour --
  m. William Leslie, 3rd Earl of Rothes (d 09.09.1513 Flodden) --
3. Katherine Balfour
  m. Patrick Murray of Dollery or Dollerie (d 1476)

Main source(s):
(1) For Balfour of Burleigh : TSP (Balfour of Burleigh), BP1934 (Balfour of Burleigh)
(2) For Balfour of Glenawley : BE1883 (Balfour of Glenawley)
(3) For Balfour of Fernie : BLG1886 (Balfour of Fernie Castle), TSP (Balfour of Burleigh)
(4) For Balfour of Trenabie : BLG1850 (Balfour of Trenaby), BLG1886/1952 (Balfour of Balfour)
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