'Bontein1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bontein (Buntine) of Ardoch, Bontein of Balglas, Bontein of Milndovan, Buntine (Barr) of Treehorn

Possibly descended from an English family of the name of Bunting, one of the first of this family to live in Dumbartonshire was the following Finlaw. Note that Paterson spells the family name as Buntine.
Finlaw Buntyn in Cardross, Dumbartonshire (a 1398) possibly father of ...
1. John Buntying of Ardoch, Dumbartonshire
  A. Nicholas Buntying (a 08.1452, heir) possibly father of ...
  i.+ issue - Robert, William
  The above are mentioned by BLG1952 but BLG does not confirm that they were ancestors of the following Nicol who is the first identified as a definite ancestor of later members of the family.
  a. Nicol Bontyn, 5th of Ardoch (d 1512?)
  (1) Alan Bontyn (dvp)
  (A) Archibald Bontein, 6th of Ardoch (d 1536)
  (i) John Bontein, 6th of Ardoch (d 1570)
  m. Hewissa Knox (dau of Uchtred Knox of Ramphorlie)
  (a) William Bontein, 8th of Ardoch - continued below
  m. Janet McAulay (dau of Aulay McAulay of Ardincaple)



William Bontein, 8th of Ardoch - continued above
m. Janet McAulay (dau of Aulay McAulay of Ardincaple)
1. Archibald Bontein (dvp)
A. John Bontein or Buntine, 9th of Ardoch (d 1647)
  This appears to be the John Buntine who is the second mentioned by Paterson, the first being the above John who married Henwis Knox of the family of Ranfurlie. Paterson identifies John's wife as Ann Sempill, dau of the Laird of Fulwood. BLG1952 reports that John married Jean Semple and had William. Provisionally, we follow Paterson who provides much more information on his family.
  m1. Ann Semple ("daughter of the Laird of Fulwood")
  i. William Bontein or Buntine, 10th of Ardoch (d 1683)
  m. Isobel Montgomery (dau of Sir Neil Montgomery of Lainshaw)
  a. Nicol Bontein, 11th of Ardoch (d 1715) this line given by BLG1952
  m. Marjory Campbell
  (1) Robert Bontein, 12th of Ardoch (dsp 1740)
  (2) William Bontein
  m. Jean Buchanan (dau of William Buchanan of Drummikill)
  (A) Nicol Bontein or Bontine, 13th of Ardoch (d 1760)
(B) William Bontein, 14th of Ardoch (dspms 1770)
  m. (06.04.1738) Margaret Haldane (dau of John Haldane of Lanrick)
  (3) Isobel Bontein
  m. Robert Graham of Gartmore & Gallingad
  b. James Buntine of Treehorn & Glasgow (3rd surviving son) this line given by Paterson
  m. (c1680) Agnes Barr (d 1713, dau of Robert Barr of Treehorn)
  (1) Robert Buntine, later Barr of Treehorn
  m. (1722) Ursula Ralstoun (dau of Gavin Ralstoun of Ralstoun)
  (A) Gavin Barr (b 1723, d unm)
  (B) Robert Buntin Barr
  m. Mary Barr (dau of John Barr of Braidstone)
  (i) William Buntine Barr (Captain) had issue (2 daughters)
  m. (1800) Mary Skoech of Lochsyde
  (ii) John Buntine Barr in Bermuda had issue
  m. _ Goodrich of America (niece of Mrs Shedden of Stoudonhall)
(iii) Robert Buntine Barr (dsp?)
  (C) Ann or Arabella or Annabella Barr
  m. (before 1749) Robert Anderson of Cruckhill
  (2) Nicol Buntine (d unm 1740)
  (3) Marjorie Buntine
  m. (1704) Robert Braedine or Brodie of Calderhauch
  (4) Mary Buntine
  m. (1718) Andrew Walker of Briglands, etc. (d 1721)
  (A)+ 2 children (d young)
  (5) Agnes Buntine (b 1708, d 1800)
m. (1741) ?? Caldwell (d 1806, grandson of William Caldwell of Yardfute)
  c.+ other issue - Archibald of Glasgow, 13 others (d young)
  ii. Henwys Buntine
  m. ?? ("Laird of Darleith")
  m2. Margaret Buntine ("daughter of Kirktoun")
  iii. daughter
m. ?? Smollet of Bonhill
  iv. daughter
  m. _ Lindsay of Dumbarton (Bailie)
  B. William Bontein, 1st of Milndovan (d 1654)
  i. John Bontein, 2nd of Milndovan (d 1665)
  a. William Bontein, 3rd of Milndovan
  m. Jane Graham (d 1697, dau of Walter Graham, 2nd of Gallingad, sister of Robert of Gartmore)
  (1) Robert Bontein, 4th of Milndovan (a 1741)
  m. Margaret Bontein (dau of Archibald Bontein of Balglas, cousin) @@ below
  (A) Archibald Bontine or Bontein of Balglas, Stirlingshire (b 1709, d 1773)
  m. (1744) Francoise Silenus
(i) Sir James Bontein of Balglas (b 1752, d 1819, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Alice Trant
  (a) Edward Trant Bontein (b 1785, d 1819) had issue
  m1. Anna Maria Sims (dau of John Sims)
  m2. Mary Anne Stanley (dau of Sir Edmund Stanley of Madras)
  (b) James Bontein (dsp, Captain)
  (c) John Pitt Bontein (d 1860, Captain) had issue
  m. Louisa Philippa Ball (dau of Robert Ball)
  (d) Alice Bontein
  m. _ von Bartling (Major)
  b. Archibald Bontein of Balglas probably of this generation
  (1) Margaret Bontein
  m. Robert Bontein, 4th of Milndowan (a 1741) @@ above

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Bontein formerly of Ardoch and Balglas') with some input/support from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p293+)
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