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Families covered: Chalmer(s) of Strichen
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Andrew Chalmers of Strichen (a 10.1549)
m. Christine Fraser (dau of Sir William Fraser, 6th of Philorth)
1. William Chalmers (dvp)
  m1. Elizabeth or Isobel Forbes (d before 1566, dau of EITHER Forbes of Corfudie OR Alexander Forbes, 6th of Tolquhon)
  According to an e-mail received: "Isobel Forbes died before 1566, because Andrew had re-married Margaret Gordon by the time of this 2nd charter." We have a Margaret Gordon on 'Gordon10' (3.E.), daughter of John Gordon of Ardmacher or Ardmather, 4th of Gight, whose first husband was Alexander Chalmers of Strichen. Below we show Margaret as Alexander's second wife.
  A. Alexander Chalmers of Strichen (d before 1582)
  m1. Elizabeth Johnstone
  i. James Chalmers of Kynoch (d c1604)
  m. Janet Chalmers (dau of Duncan Chalmers, Chancellor or Ross)
  a. George Chalmer (b c1572, d 1626, minister)
  m. (10.07.1604) Marion Lawson
  (1) John Chalmer
  m. Jean Duff (of Drummuir)
  (2) George Chalmer (d 1660/1, minister of Rhynie, 3rd son)
  m. (1646) Jean Gordon (of Thomastown)
(A) Hugh Chalmer (b 1648, d 05.06.1707, schoolmaster)
  m. Elizabeth Innes
  (i) Alexander Chalmer (bpt 14.01.1682)
  m. Barbara Burnet (dau of Rev. John Burnet of Monymusk)
  (a)+ issue - John (principal of King James College), 2 sons, 7 daughters
  (ii) James Chalmer (bpt 07.04.1686, d 06.10.1744, professor of divinity)
  m. Jean Chalmer (dau of Rev. George Chalmer) @@ below
  (a) James Chalmers (bpt 08.01.1713, d 25.08.1764, printer)
  m. (14.03.1739) Susanna Traill (b 28.04.1720, d 1791, dau of Rev. James Traill)
  ((1)) James Chalmers (b 31.03.1741)
  m. (22.03.1769) Margaret Douglas (dau of David Douglas of London)
  ((A)) William Chalmers (b 27.06.1786, MD)
  m. (16.04.1809) Elizabeth Pungel
  ((B)) Charles Chalmers (b 06.07.1790, d 1877, in Aberdeen)
  m. (04.01.1828) Mary Henderson (of Caithness)
  ((C)) Catherine Chalmers (b 13.09.1770)
  m. Alexander Brown, Provost of Aberdeen
((D)) Christina Chalmers (b 06.03.1774)
  m. (01.12.1802) James Burn of Brechin, Moderator (minister)
  ((E)) Margaret Chalmers (b 25.12.1776)
  m. William Dyce (MD)
  ((F)) Jane or Jean Chalmers (b 05.09.1781, d 08.06.1859)
  The Chalmers book identifies Jane/Jean's husband as James Littlejohn. His details and the following connection come from various web sites ...
  m. James Littlejohn (bpt 23.12.1773, d 1819, son of William by Mary Downie)
  ((i)) William Littlejohn (b 12.08.1803, d 08.07.1888)§R§
  m. (25.03.1830) Janet Bentley (b 26.01.1811, d 01.10.1848, dau of James Bentley by Isobel Dingwall-Fordyce)
  ((G)) Elizabeth Chalmers (b 25.11.1784)
  m. (01.01.1806) William Hamilton Burns (minister of Bechin)
  ((H))+ other issue - James (b c1775, d c1831), David, John Frederick (b 29.04.1783, d 10.05.1787), Susannah (b 18.09.1772, d 1791), Charlotte Alexandrina (b 02.02.1788, d 09.01.1872)
  ((2)) Lawrence Chalmers (b 15.09.1747) had issue
  ((3))+ other issue - William (b 10.05.1744, d infant), George (b 01.03.1752, d 21.03.1772), Alexander (b 29.03.1759), Susannah (b 21.08.1753, d 03.01.1765), Jean (b 08.10.1755, d 14.08.1766)
(b)+ other issue - George (bpt 30.12.1711, d 02.01.1712), Hugh (bpt 03.08.1714), Alexander (b/d 19.06.1716), John (bpt 10.09.1718), Lewis (bpt 14.08.1724), Anne (bpt 21.06.1721)
  (iii)+ other issue - James (bpt 23.06.1679, d infant), William (bpt 15.02.1684, dsp 06.1716), Margaret (bpt 13.11.1677), Elizabeth (bpt 20.02.1690)
  (B) George Chalmer (b c1656, minister of Drumblade)
  m1. Elizabeth Gordon (d 06.01.1692, dau of Rev. James Gordon)
  m2. Rachel Forbes (dau of Sir John Forbes of Waterton)
  (i) Jean Chalmer
  m. James Chalmer (bpt 07.04.1686, d 06.10.1744, professor of divinity) @@ above
  (ii)+ other issue - James (minister), son, daughter
  (C) Margaret Chalmer
  m. John Grant in Elgin
  (D) Jean Chalmer
  m. Thomas Spens (son of Jon of Kirkton)
  (3)+ 1 son and 4 daughters
  m2. Margaret Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Ardmacher or Ardmather, 4th of Gight)

Main source(s): 'A Genealogical History of the Family of Chalmers of Balnacraig and Cadet Branches' by Alex Munro, published in Aberdeen in 1901 (as reported by John Chalmers with the co-operation of David Smith)
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