'Bertram1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bertram of Bothal, Bertram of Kersewell, Bertram of Mitford, Bertram of Nisbet

                               
Richard de Bertram (a 1086, 1135)
m. Sybil de Mitford (dau/heir of John de Mitford of Mitford)
1. William Bertram
  On both p39 & p 128, Hodgson identifies William as the founder of Brinkburne Priory. However, on p39 he is identified as son of Richard, "a son of the lord of Dignam", whilst on p125 he is identified as a son of Guy de Balliol and brother of Bernard Balliol of Bernard Castle, Bywell, etc.. Hodgson & BE1883 report that William's wife (and mother of Roger) was Hawise (or Alice), dau of Sir William Merley or Merlay of Morpeth, but TCP identifies her as Hawise, dau of Guy de Balliol.
  m. Hawise de Balliol (dau of Guy de Balliol)
  A. Roger Bertram of Mitford, Northumberland (a 1157, 1172)
  m. Ada
  i. William Bertram of Mitford & Greatham (d c1199)
  Hodgson & BE1883 suggest that William's wife Alice was dau of Robert Umfreville/de Umfravil but TCP suggests that she was his sister.
  m. Alice Umfreville (dau/sister of Robert Umfreville of Prudhoe, Redesdale, etc. )
  a. Roger Bertram of Mitford (d 1241-2)
m. Agnes
  (1) Roger Bertram of Mitford, Lord (b 05.12.1224, d before 04.1273)
  m. Joan (a 05.1315, m2. Sir Robert de Nevill of Raby, m3. Sir John FitzMarmaduke of Horden & Ravensholm)
  Hodgson shows Roger & Joan as having 2 sons, Roger (father of Agnes) & Thomas (father of John) with the sisters Agnes + Isabella + Christian + Ada being sisters of the younger Roger. This is supported by BE1883 (though that does not mention Thomas). TCP reports that Roger dspml, mentions the illegimitate son Thomas of Throphill, and reports that the alleged son Roger was "invented" by "Dugdale, or one of his predecessors".
  (A) Agnes Bertram (a 1282, dsp before 29.01.1310/1)
partner unknown
  (B) Thomas Bertram of Throphill
  (i) John Bertram
  (2) Agnes Bertram
  m. Thomas Fitzwilliam of Elmeley & Sprotborough
  (3) Isabella Bertram
  m. Philip Darcy
  (4) Christian Bertram
  m1. (Robert) Ross (d before 11.1270)
  m2. (Robert) de Penbury or Pendlebury
  (5) Ada Bertram
  m. Sir Simon de Veer (Vere) of Goxhill & Sproatley (m1. ??)
  (A) Isabella de Vere
  m. William d'Aton or de Ayton
  ii. Agnes Bertram, heiress of Stainton
  m. Thomas Emmelay (son of Sir William)
  B. Richard Bertram of Bothal (a 1196, youngest son)
  i. Robert Bertram of Bothal (d 1203)
  a. Richard Bertram of Bothal
(1) Robert Bertram of Bothal, Wentworth, etc. (d 1265)
  (A) Sir Robert Bertram (a 1296)
  (i) Sir Roger Bertram of Bothal (a 1250)
  (a) Robert Bertram of Bothal (b c1287, d 1334)
  ((1)) Robert Bertram of Bothal, Sheriff of Northumberland (b c1322, d 1363)
  This looks to be the Robert (d 11.1363) who is shown by TCP (Poynings) as one of the husbands of Blanche de Mowbray. Provisionally we ignore that and follow Hodgson who identifies the wife of Robert and mother of Helen as the following Margaret but we will review this in due course.
  m. Margaret (dau/coheir of Constance, wife of William de Felton)
  ((A)) Helen Bertram
  m1. Robert de Ogle (dvp 11.1355)
  m2. John de Ogle
  m3. John Hatfield of London
  m4. David Holgrave
  C.+ other issue - Guy, William
2. Alexander Bertram

 

 

Grandson of the above Helen Bertram by Robert de Ogle was ...
Sir John Ogle, later Bertram of Bothal (d 1448-9)
m. Joan
1. Sir William Bertram of Bothal (d by 1466)
  m. _ Kempston (dau of Sir Thomas Kempston)
  A. William Ogle, alias Bertram, Sheriff of Northumberland (a 1458, dsp)
  B. Robert Ogle, alias Bertram
  m. _ Fenwick (dau of Sir John Fenwick)
  i. Robert Ogle, alias Bertram (d young)
2. Thomas Bertram

 

 

Possibly but possibly not descended from the above family was the following William. His descendants are share the page with the above for our convenience.
William Bertram of Nisbet, Lanarkshire
1. William Bertram of Nisbet (a 1602)
  A. William Bertram of Nisbet (b 1625, a 1662)
  m. Janet Menzies (d 1657, dau of Alexander Menzies of Cutler Allers)
  i. Alexander Bertram of Nisbet (b 1644)
m1. (mcrt 23.07.1673) Helen Murray (b c1646, d 1694, dau of Adam Murray of Cardon)
  m2. Grizel Muir (b 1640-1, d 23.05.1707, dau of _ Muir of Anniston)
  It is not clear who which wife was mother of Alexander's children but it is likely that Helen was the mother of at least the following William given that William had a son born in 1714.
  a. William Bertram of Nisbet & Kersewell, Lanarkshire (a 1702)
  m. Cecilia Kennedy (d 1773-4, dau of Gilbert Kennedy of Auchtyfardle)
  (1) Archibald Bertram of Nisbet & Kersewell (b 1714, d 1768)
  m. Marion Porterfield (dau/coheir of John Porterfield of Fulwood (by Jane, dau/heir of Alexander Finlayson of Boghall), sister of Catherine, Lady Lockhart)
  (A) William Bertram of Nisbet & Kersewell (b 08.1759, d 07.1819, Colonel)
  m. (01.09.1777) Jane Lockhart (d 1822, dau of Sir William Lockhart, 3rd Bart of Lockhart Hall, by Catherine Porterfield)
  (i) William Bertram of Nisbet & Kersewell (b 07.1782, d 06.1832/9, Major) had issue
  m1. Maria Raymus
m2. (1825) Louise Caroline Clementine Delie Bertrand de la Peyjere (d 1897, dau of Arnaud de la Peyjere of Mauritius)
  (ii) Cecilia Bertram
  m. James MacAllan (WS)
  (iii)+ other issue - Archibald (dvpsp 23.10.1806, Major), Allan (b 1792, d 1834, Commander RN), Marion, Catherine, Anne
  (B) Alexander Bertram (b 1757?, d 1836)
  m1. _ Duke (d 1804)
m2. Mary Honeyman
  (C) Archibald Bertram (4th son)
  m. _ Keir
  (D) Jane Bertram (d 1838)
  m. Allan Lockhart of Cleghorn
  (E)+ other issue - John, Cecilia (d unm 1840), Mary (d unm 1846)
  (2) Gilbert Bertram in Leith (d unm)
  (3) William Bertram in Edinburgh (b 1718-9, d 15.01.1796)
  m. Grizel Hay (dau of John Hay of Haystoun)
  (A) John Archibald Bertram had issue
  m. Anne Brown Broughton
  (B) Gilbert Bertram in Leith (b c1772, d 1817) had issue
  m. Sophia Hardy (dau of Rev. Thomas Hardy of Charlesfield & Edinburgh)
  (C) William Bertram in Leith (b c1779, d 1832)
  m. Sophia Scot
  (D) Cecilia Grizel Bertram (b c1775, d 1849)
  m. John Brown of Cultermains (cousin)
  (4) Euphemia Bertram (d 1762)
  m. George Baillie of Hardington
  (5) Anne Bertram (d 11.10.1797)
  m. (1747) John Brown of Cultermains (minister of Culter)
  (6) Cecilia Bertram
  m. (1755) Hugh Mosman of Auchtyfardle (WS)
  (7) Jane Bertram (b c1732, d 1800)
  m. Henry Ferguson in Leith
  b. Alexander Bertram (WS)
  c. Janet Bertram (d 12.02.1760)
  m. (1703) James Forrester (minister of Cutler)
  d. daughter
  m. _ Brown
  e. daughter
  m. _ Hamilton of Gilkerscleuch
  ii. Jane Bertram
  m. Matthew Baillie of Murihouse (son of ?? of Crimpcramp)
  iii. daughter
  m. Edward Menzies in Lanark (writer)
  iv. daughter
  m. Patrick Esone (minister of West Linton then Wiston)
  B. Alexander Bertram (a 1676, miniser of Kilbucho)
  i. James Bertram

Main source(s):
(1) For upper & middle sections : 'A History of Northumberland' (Rev. John Hodgson, Part 2 vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Bertram of Mitford' (p39+) & ''Pedigree of Bertram, Barons of Bothal' (p125+)) with support/input for the upper section from BE1883 (Bertram of Mitford), TCP (Bertram)
(2) For lower section : BLG1886 & BLG1952 ('Bertram of Nisbet and Kersewell')
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