'Cairns1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cairns of Cults, Cairnis of Linlithgow, Cairnes of Monaghan, Cairns of Orchardton

BP1934 uses "Cairnis" as the family name until the generation which moved to Ireland and "Cairnes" thenafter. Nowadays, both "Cairnes" and "Cairns" are widely used. We switch from "Cairnis" to "Cairns" quite early on and then, for those who moved to Ireland, follow BP1934 is using "Cairnes".
William de Carnys of East & West Whitburn, Linlighgow (a 1363)
1. Duncan Cairnis (a 1363)
  A. daughter
  m. Stephen de Crichton
2. Duncan Cairnis of Linlithgow (a 1400)
3. William Cairnis, Constable of Linlithgow Castle then Edinburgh Castle (a 1400)
  A. John Cairnis or Cairns of Cults (d 1456)
  i. John Cairns of Cults & Orchardton (d c1493)
  a. ?? Cairns possible intermediary generation
  (1) William Cairns of Orchardton (d 1555)
  m. Margaret Agnew (dau of Sir Patrick Agnew of Lochnaw)
  (A) William Cairns of Orchardton (d 1558)
  m. Janet Kennedy (dau of Thomas Kennedy of Knocknalling)
  (i)+ 3 daughters
  (B) John Cairns of Cults (d 1568)
  m. (1555) Margaret McCulloch (dau of Alexander McCulloch of Killaster)
  (i) John Cairns of Cults (d 1603, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Hamilton
(a) Alexander Cairns or Cairnes of Blairboys (d c1635, to Ulster)
  BEB1841 (Cairnes of Monaghan) starts with a Thomas Cairnes, of the family of Orchardtown, who is shown as father of the following John by Jane, dau of John Scott of Colefadd by Mary Anne, niece of the Earl of Annandale. We follow BP1934 in showing Alexander as father of ...
  ((1)) John Cairnes of Parsontown or Cecil, co. Tyrone (s 1640, MP, eldest son)
  m. Jane Miller (dau of James Miller of Monaghan)
((A)) Sir Alexander Cairnes of Monaghan, 1st Bart (d 30.10.1732, MP)
  m. (17.02.1697-8) Elizabeth Gould (d 04.06.1721, dau of John Gould of Hackney, sister of Sir Nathaniel of Newington)
  ((i)) William Henry Cairnes (dvp unm)
  ((i)) Mary Cairnes (d 28.08.1790)
  m1. (09.1724, sp) Cadwallader Blayney, 7th Lord (d 19.03.1732)
BEB1841 does not mention Mary's 2nd marriage which was to ...
  m2. (1734) John Murray (d 29.06.1723, Colonel)
  ((a)) Frances Cairnes Murray (d 03.12.1820)
  m. (29.02.1752) William Henry Fortescue, 1st Earl of Clermont (dspm 30.09.1806)
  ((b)) Elizabeth Murray
  m. (29.05.1754) Robert Cuninghame, 1st Lord Rossmore (b 1726, dsp 1801, General)
  ((c)) Anne Murray (d 01.02.1827)
  m. (1761) Rt. Hon. Theophilus Jones (d 08.12.1811)
  (((1))) Henry Alexander Nathaniel Jones (d unm before 1801)
  ((d)) Mary Murray (d unm 1744)
  ((e)) Harriet Murray
  m. (01.12.1764) Henry Westenra
  Through a special remainder, their elder son inherited the Barony of Rossmore from his maternal uncle.
  ((B)) William Cairnes of Dublin (dsp bur 09.08.1707)
  ((C)) Sir Henry Cairnes of Monaghan, 2nd Bart (dsp 16.06.1743)
  m. (10.07.1711) Frances Gould (d 08.03.1749-50, dau of John Gould of Hackney)
  ((D)) Frances Cairnes
  m. John Henderson of Strabane (Captain)
  ((E)) Mary Cairnes
  m. _ Boyd (Colonel)
  (C) Peter Cairns ancestor of Cairns of Kipp
  (D) Henry Cairns ancestor of Cairns of Torr
  ii+. 2 sons
4. Alexander Cairnis of Cults, etc. (d 1422, Provost of Lincluden College)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Rossmore)
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