'Chalmers01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chalmer(s) of Gadgirth

                               
Herbetus de Camera (Chamberlain, a temp David I who reigned 1124-1153)
1. Reginald de Camera of Gadgirth (a temp William the Lion who reigned 1165-1214)
  A. ?? de Camera
  i. BLG1866 (Stirling of Larbert), which includes a section on this family, indicates that the Reginaldus de Camera who "was possessed of the barony of Gadgirth in the reigh of William the Lion", was father of the Reginald who obtained a charter on that barony in 1320. The dates make it likely that there were some intervening generations.
  a. ?? de Camera
  (1) Reginald de Camera of Gadgirth (a 1320)
  (A) William de Camera of Gadgirth (a 1369)
(i) Reginald de Camera
  (a) Sir John de Camera of Gadgirth
  ((1)) John de Camera or Chalmer of Gadgirth (d Herrings 1429)
  ((A)) Sir John Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (c1440) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow)
((i)) John Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (1491) Marion Hay
  (1) BLG1886 identifies Marion as niece of John, Lord Hay of Yester. The RootsWeb site mentioned below identifies her father as Peter Hay of Minzon. BLG1886 reports that they had three daughters, "all honourably married". The RootsWeb site names 4 daughters as below.
(2) BLG1886 reports that John's succesor was James who married a Campbell of Loudoun. The RootsWeb site names the laird who married a Campbell as Robert and reports an intervening generation as follows:
  ((a)) James Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (c1501) Margaret Stewart (dau of Alexander Stewart of Galston)
(((1))) James or Robert Chalmer of Gadgirth - continued below
  m. ?? Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun)
  (((2))) Margaret Chalmer
  m. Robert Cuningham of Cuninghamhead
  ((b)) Margaret Chalmer
  m. George Campbell of Cesnock
  ((c)) Helen Chalmer
  m. Robert Mure of Polkelie
  ((d)) Martha Chalmer
  m. Sir William Cuningham of Cuninghamhead
  ((e)) Isabel Chalmer
  m. William Dalrymple of Stair
  ((ii)) Marion Chalmer
  m. William Dalrymple of Stair

 

 

James or Robert Chalmer of Gadgirth - continued above
m. ?? Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun)
BLG1886 does not give James (or Robert)'s wife a first name. The RootsWeb site names her Margaret and her mother as Isabel Wallace. Sir Hugh (Campbell) and Isabel Wallace did have a daughter Margaret but she was (first) wife of Thomas Kennedy of Bargany with no mention of her having been married previously.
1. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (a 1550)
  m. Annabella Cuningham (dau of John Cunningham of Caprington)
  A. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (d after 1588)
  This generation was not given by BLG1886 but is reported by the RootsWeb site referred to below.
  m. Marion Fullerton (dau of John Fullerton of Dreghorn)
i. James Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. Isabella Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk)
  a. James Chalmer of Gadgirth, Sheriff of Ayr (a 1632)
  m. (1619) Isabel Blair (dau of Bryce Blair of Lochwood, of that ilk)
  (1) John Chalmer (dvp)
  m. Mary Campbell (dau of Sir Dougal Campbell, Bart of Auchinbreck)
  (A) John Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (mcrt 10.1685) Margaret Montgomery (a 12.1717, dau of James Montgomery of Coislfield)
  (i) John Chalmer of Gadgirth (dsp 1740)
  (ii) Elizabeth Chalmer
  m. John Mure
(a) John Mure-Chalmer of Gadgirth (WS)
  m. E. Farquhar (of Edinburgh)
  ((1)) George Chalmer had issue
  m. Elizabeth Latour (dau of Francis Latour)
  (iii)+ other issue (dsp) - James, Hugh (b c1692, dsp 09.1709), Mary, Anne
  (B)+ other issue - William of Blackcraig, Allan of Sauchrie
  (2) Margaret Chalmer
  m1. David Crawfurd of Kers
  m2. ?? Ferguson of Craigdarroch
  (3) Jean Chalmer
  m. William Gordon of Craichlaw
  (4) Elizabeth Chalmer
m. _ McCubin of Knockdolean
  (5) Janet Chalmer
  m. _ Wallace of Cairnhill
  (6) Annabella Chalmer
  m. John Schaw of Drumgrange
  (7)+ other issue - Reginald of Polquhairn, David of Elsick, Brice, Robert
  b. Jean Chalmer
  m. (sp) John Brisbane of that ilk of Bishoptoun
  c. Helen Chalmer
  m. (1590) John Craufurd, 14th of Craufurdland (d 1612)
  d. Jean Chalmer (2nd ?)
  m. William Wallace of Elderslie
ii. Annabella Chalmer
  m. Walter Dunbar of Enterkine
  iii. Mary Chalmer
  m. (1585) John Gordon of Earlestoun (d 1628)
  iv. Isabel Chalmer
  m. George Corrie of Hillwood
  v Agnes Chalmer
  m. William Stuart of Halrig
  B. Annabella Chalmer
  m. James Crawfurd of Auchinames (d 1582)
  C. Margaret Chalmer
  m. James Boyd of Trochrig, Archbishop of Glasgow (d 21.06.1581)
  D. Marion Chalmer
  m. Thomas Kennedy of Ardmillan
  E. Helen Chalmer dau of Sir John (sic), possibly of this generation
  m. John Fullerton of Dreghorn
2. Andrew Chalmer of Nether Burntshiel
3. Margaret Chalmer
  m. Allan Cathcart of Charlestoun

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Stirling of Larbert), http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~chalmers/Genealogy/Families/Gadgirth/
Back to top of page