'Carruthers02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Carruthers of Dormont, Carruthers of Holmains

                               
Roger Carruthers, 1st of Holmains (d before 1425-6) presumed father of ...
1. John Carruthers, 2nd of Holmains (d before 1471)
  A. John Carruthers, 3rd of Holmains (a 1476)
  i. John Carruthers, 4th of Holmains (d before 05.1523)
  a. John Carruthers (dvp)
  (1) John Carruthers, 5th of Holmains (d 19.08.1580)
  m1. Blanche Murray (dau of Sir John Murray of Cockpool, sister of Cuthbert)
(A) John Carruthers (dvpsp before 1558) see note @@ below
  (B) George Carruthers, 6th of Holmains (d c1592)
  BLG1952 ends this line with George except to report on John, 12th/last laird. The following comes from the jennahawk web site.
  m1. ??
  m2. Margaret Irving
(i) John Carruthers, 7th of Holmains (d 1616)
  m. (1575) Nichola(s) Jardine (sister of Alexander Jardine of Applegarth)
  (a) John Carruthers, 8th of Holmains (d 27.06.1659)
  m1. (1600) Agnes Douglas (dau of George Douglas of Parkhead)
  ((1)) James Carrutthers (dvp 1657)
  m. (1635) James Lockhart (dau of Sir James Lockhart of Lee)
  ((A)) John Carruthers, 9th of Holmains (d 09.1694)
  m1. (04.1659) Helen Grierson (dau of Sir Robert Grierson of Lag)
((i)) John Carrutthers (dvp before 1684)
  ((ii)) George Carruthers, 10th of Holmains (b 04.04.1677, d 28.05.1727)
  m. Mary Carruthers (dau of William Carruthers of Denbie)
  ((a)) John Carruthers, 11th of Holmains
  The jennahawk web site ends with this John. BLG1952 mentions a 12th laird.
  (((1))) John Carruthers, 12th/last of Holmains (d 20.10.1809) probably of this generation
  m. (1762) Charlotte Laurie (dau of Sir Robert Laurie of Maxwelton, 4th Bart)
  (((A)))+ 2 sons (dvp) + 7 daughters
  ((iii)) Margaret Carrutthers (d 07.04.1742)
  m1. (08.06.1688) James Johnstone of Poldean
  m2. John Carruthers of Over Denbie
((iv)) Mary Carrutthers
  m. William Carruthers (son of Walter of Nether Denbie)
  m2. (24.05.1687) Helen Callendar of Craigforth
((B)) William Carrutthers of Over Denbie
  m. Blaunch Irwing
  ((C)) Mary Carrutthers (d 01.1685)
  m. Robert Carruthers of Rammerscales
  ((D)) Helen Carrutthers
  m. John Carruthers of Dormont @@ below
  m2. (1616) Janet (natural sister of William, 1st Earl of Queensbury)
((2)) Thomas Carruthers of Brigmuir (d before 20.09.1683, Major, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m. Elizabeth Hairstanes (relict of John Sharp of Dumfries)
  ((3)) Janet Carruthers
  m. (1645) James Carlyle of Boytath
  ((41))+ other issue - William of Butterquhat, George, Margaret, Elspeth
  (b) William Carruthers of Knox (3rd son)
  m. Mariot Porteous
  (c)+ other issue - George of Over Denbie, Thomas, Charles
  (ii) Janet Carruthers
  m. John Johnstone in Lochmaben
  (iii)+ other issue - George, Thomas in Trailtrow, James, Symon, Charles
  (C) William Carruthers, 1st of (Nether) Dormont - continued below
  (D) ?? Carruthers
  @@ The jennahawk web site shows the following John as grandson of John & Blanche, naming his father as John. However, BLG1952 shows John & Blanche's eldest son as John dvpsp. It is presumed that the following John's father was a younger brother of John & George. The following all comes from the jennahawk web site.
  (i) John Carruthers
  m. (1575) Susanna Wydderspoon (dau of Alexander Wydderspoon (Witherspoo?))
  (a) John Carruthers (d 1647)
  m. Elizabeth Henderson
  ((1)) Robert Carruthers (b c1640, d 1694, 3rd son)
  m. Sarah Halliday
  ((A)) Robert Carruthers (b 1668, d 1737)
  m1. Sarah Sproul (d c1710)
  ((i)) Robert Carruthers (b 07.04.1690 in Paisley, d 1771, to Pennsylvania) had issue
  ((ii)) John Carruthers (b 1698, d 1762, to Pennsylvania) had issue
  m. Rebecca Orr (d 1762)
  ((iii)) Sarah Carruthers (b 1693)
  m. William McClung
  ((iv)) Marjoret Carruthers (d 1697)
  m2. Elizabeth Farquhar
  ((v)) William Carruthers (b 1714, d 1762) had issue
  m. Jean
  ((vi)) James Carruthers (b 1715, d 1803) had issue
  m. Elizabeth
  ((vii)) Frances Carruthers
  m. H. McClung
  ((2)) Jane Carruthers (b 19.08.1643)
  m. Hugh Scott
((3))+ other issue - John of Burlerquhart (d 1654), Matthew of Fyvemiletone in Ireland, George of Danby
  (ii)+ other issue - James, Thomas of Wormanale, Alexander, Charles of Wormanbie, George, William of Dormont (duplicated?)
  BLG1952 reports that John had 7 sons by Blanche Murray and more issue by Janet Jardine. The jennahawk web site shows the following additional children all by Blanche Murray. Noting that one of the sons might have been father of the John mentioned in note @@ above, we have some uncertainty on who was the mother of John's daughters. However, a site visitor (CV, 26.05.09) kindly advised us that 'The Historical Families of Dumfriesshire' by C.L. Johnstone reports that the daughters of this marriage included Marion and the wife of Gilbert Johnstone of Wamphray.
  (E) Marion Carruthers
  m. John Johnstone of Newbie
  (F) daughter
  m. Robert Graham of the Fald
(G) Margaret Carruthers
  m. Sir _ Morequhat ??
  (H) daughter
  m. Gilbert Johnstone of Wamphrey
  (I) Mariota Carruthers
  m. Gilbert McClellane of Barmagachane
  (J)+ other issue - Archibald, Patrick, Robert, Simon of Rammerscales, John (parson of Little Dalton)
  m2. Janet Jardine (d 01.1541, relict of Cuthert Murray of Cockpool)
  (O)+ other issue
  b. James Carruthers (d 1563, rector of Wamphrey)
  ii. Thomas Carruthers of Corry (a 07.1484)
  B. Elizabeth Carruthers
  m. (c1449) Gilbert Corry of Torduff & Dailbank
2. Janet Carruthers possibly of this generation --
  m. Sir John Menzies of Menzies and Weem (b 1397, d 1467) --

 

 

William Carruthers, 1st of (Nether) Dormont - continued above
1. Christopher Carruthers, 2nd of Dormont
  m. Margaret Johnnestoun
  A. John Carruthers (d 02.01.1619)
B. Francis Carruthers, 3rd of Dormont (b c1575, d 1679!)
  m. _ Bell
  i. John Carruthers (dvp 1670)
  m. (1639) Katherine Herries (dau of Rev. Robert Herries of Dryfesdale)
a. John Carruthers, 4th of Dormont (d c1725)
  m1. (1668-9) Susanna Maxwell (d 1677, dau of John Maxwell of Collignaw, widow of Robert Maxwell, son of John of Castlemilk)
  (1) Janet Carruthers (a 1705)
  m2. Helen Carruthers (dau of James Carruthers, son of John of Holmains) @@ below
  (2) John Carruthers (dvp 1723)
m. (10.08.1708) Mary Bell (dau/heiress of William Bell of Wingerhopehead)
  (A) Francis Carruthers, 5th of Dormont (dsp 29.10.1783)
  m. (1731, div 1742) Margaret Maxwell (dau of Sir Alexander Maxwell of Monreith, 2nd Bart)
  Margaret had a daughter of whom Francis denied paternity.
  (B) William Carruthers, 6th of Dormont (d 1787)
  m. Henrietta Aikman (dau of William Aikman of Cairney)
  (i) William Aikman Carruthers, 7th of Dormont (d 1802)
  m1. Elizabeth Sandby (dsps 1795, dau of Thomas Sandby of Windsor)
  m2. (1795) Mary Ann Arthington of Arthington Hall (m2. Col. William Gabriel Davy) see here
  (a) William Thomas Carruthers, 8th of Dormont (b 31.01.1799, d 26.10.1848) had issue
  m. (1820) Helen MacLachlan (d 01.04.1853, dau of Donald MacLachlan of MacLachlan)
  (b)+ other issue
  (C) Helen Carruthers
  m. William Murray in Cocklicks
  (D) Mary Carruthers (d before 1778)
  m. Richard Bell of Greenhill
  (3) Helen Carruthers (a 1730)
  (4) Janet Carruthers
  m1. Alexander Johnstone of Elshiefields
  m2. James Maxwell, younger of Barncleugh
  b.+ 4 others
  C. William Carruthers of Nutholm
  partner unknown
  i. Herbert Carruthers (d before 1705) had issue
  m. Helen Wilson
2.+ other issue - George (a 11.1602), Hobie (a 12.1594)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Carruthers of Dormont) with support/input (for upper section) from http://members.cox.net/jennahawk/carruthers.html
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