'Crawford04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Crawfurd of Cartsburn, Crawfurd of Jordanhill, Crawfurd of Kilbirnie, Crawfurd-Pollok of Pollok, Ker of Kersland

Descended from either Sir John Crawford, 3rd son of Sir Reginald by Margaret Loudoun, or John Crawfurd, younger brother of Thomas Crawfurd of Auchinames, was ...
Malcolm Crawfurd of Greenock, later of Kilbirnie (a 1499)
Commoners shows 3 generations of Malcolms, the first married the dau/coheir of Galbraith, lord of Greenock, and the second married Marjory Barclay, the third married Marion Crighton (dau of Robert, Lord Sanquhar). Paterson shows 2 Malcolms, the second married to Marion Crichton (and had sons Robert & John).
m(1). Marjory Barclay (dau/heir of Sir John Barclay of Kilbirnie & Crawfordjohn or Craufurd John)
1. Robert Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (a 1506, d 1541)
  m. Margaret Semple (dau of Sir Thomas Semple of Elliotstone)
  A. Laurence Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (b c1506, d 06.1547)
  The following is supported by Crawfurd's Renfrewshire (p121+).
  m. Helen Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon)
i. Hugh Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (d 1576)
  m1. Margaret Colquhoun (dau of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss)
  a. Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (d 1592/5)
  m. Margaret Cuninghame (dau of John Cuninghame of Glengarnock)
  (1) John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (d 1622)
  m. Margaret Blair (dau of John Blair of that ilk)
(A) John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (d 11.1629)
  m. Mary Cunningham (dau of James Cunningham, 7th Earl of Glencairn)
  (i) Sir John Crawfurd, 1st Bart of Kilbirnie (dspm 1661/2)
  m1. Margaret Balfour (dsp, dau of Robert, Lord Balfour of Burleigh)
  m2. Magdalene Carnegie (dau of David, Lord Carnegie)
  (a) Anne Crawfurd
  m. (mcrt 12.03.1659) Sir Archibald Stewart, 1st Bart of Blackhall (d c1722)
  (b) Margaret Crawfurd (d 10.1681)
m. (27.12.1664) Patrick Lindsay, later Crawford of Kilbirnie (b 09.1646, d 10.1681)
  (ii) Anna Crawfurd
  m. Alexander Cunninghame of Corsehill
  (iii) Margaret Crawfurd (dsp)
  m. William Crawfurd (Colonel, brother of Thomas of Carse)
  (B) Malcolm Crawfurd of Newtoun, later of Cartsburn had issue
  (C) James Crawfurd of Kingswood
  (D) Margaret Crawfurd
m. Hugh Kennedy of Ardmillan
  (2) Anne Crawfurd
  m. William Cunninghame of Leglan
  m2. Elizabeth Barclay (dau of David Barclay of Ladyland)
  b. William Crawfurd ancestor of Crawfurds of Knightswood
  m. Jean Craufurd (dau of Andrew Craufurd of Baidland)
  Uncertain which wife was mother of ...
  c. Marion Crawfurd (d 10.1596)
  m. John Boyle of Kelburne (d 01.08.1611)
  d. Margaret Crawfurd
  m1. James Galbraith of Kilbroich (Culcreuch)
  m2. (by 24.04.1593) Sir Aulay Macaulay of Ardencaple (d 1617)
e. Katherine Crawfurd (d 1610)
  m. William Wallace of Elderslie (d 07.1623)
  f. Elizabeth Crawfurd
  m. David Brady of Castletoun
  ii. Thomas Crawfurd of Jordanhill (d 03.01.1603, Captain, youngest son)
  (1) BP1870 jumps from Thomas to his descendant Sir Hew, 2nd Bart. The intervening generations are provided by TCB which mentions Thomas's 2nd son, Hew.
(2) The identity of Thomas's wife and the identity and descendants of his elder son, Daniel, are as reported in Wikipedia ('The Barony of Kersland').
m. Janet Ker (dau/coheir of Robert Ker of Kersland)
  a. Daniel Crawfurd, later Ker of Kersland (d 1613)
Wikipedia shows Daniel m1. Annabella Campbell m2. Isobel Drummond but, as Annabella married again after Daniel died (date given by Wikipedia as 1613), provisionally we show the marriages the other way around. The following is supported by 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p424+) which mentions only Daniel's marriage to Annabella Campbell.
  m1/2. Isobel Drummond
  m2/1. Annabella Campbell (b c1543, dau of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudon, m2. David Dunbar of Enterkine)
  (1) Hugh Crawfurd Ker of Kersland (b c1560)
Paterson & Wikipedia suggest that Hugh married Jean, dau of _ Blair of that ilk, in 1640! This was probably the Ker of Kersland who married ...
  m. Margaret Blair (dau of John Blair of that ilk)
  (A) Robert Ker of Kersland
  m. Barbara Montgomerie (dau of Robert Montgomerie of Hessilhead)
  (i) Robert Ker of Kersland (dsp 1680)
  (ii) Daniel Ker of Kersland (d unm Steinkirk 1692, Major)
  (iii) Jean Ker
  m. William Borthwick of Johnstonburn, later of Kersland (dsp, Major)
  (iv) Margaret Ker
  m. Rev. Thomas Linning of Lesmahagow
  (v) Anna Ker, later of Kersland
  m. (c1703) John Crawfurd of Fergushill, later Ker of Kersland (b 08.08.1673, d 08.07.1726, son of Alexander of Fergushill, "cadet of the house of Crawfurdland")
(vi) Elizabeth Ker
  m. Alexander Porterfield of Glasgow (surgeon)
  (B) Margaret Ker
  m. William Scott of Cambeith
  (C) Annabella Ker
  m. William Dunlop of Bloak
  (2) Isobel Ker
  m. Robert Kerr of Trearne
  (3) Anna Ker
m. George Campbell of Cessnock
  (4) Susanna Ker
  m. _ Campbell of Ellengreig (Colonel)
  (5)+ other issue - John of Brackenhill/Bankhill, Margaret, Janet
  b. Hew (Hugh) Crawfurd of Jordanhill (d 1621)
  The following is partly supported by Crawfurd's Renfrewshire (p71+).
  m. Elizabeth Stirling (dau of William Stirling of Law)
(1) Cornelius Crawfurd of Jordanhill (d 1687)
  m. Mary Lockhart (dau of Sir James Lockhart of Lee by Jean Auchinleck)
  (A) Hew Crawfurd (dvp 1684)
  m. Bethia Hamilton (dau of the laird of Woodhall)
  (i) Laurence Crawfurd of Jordanhill
  m1. Elizabeth Dove (dau/coheir of John Dove of Arnhall)
  (a) Anna Crawfurd
  m. James MackGilchrist of Northbar
  m2. Margaret Hamilton (dau/heir of John Hamilton of Woodhall)
  (b) John Hamilton (dsp?)
  (ii) James Crawfurd (d 1695)
  (a) Hew Crawfurd of Jordanhill (d 08.02.1756)
  m. Mary Greenshields (dau of Rev. James Greenshields)
  ((1)) Sir Hew Crawfurd of Jordanhill, Sheriff of Edinburgh, 2nd Bart of Kilbirnie (d 01.07.1794)
  m. Robina Pollok (d 1820, dau of John Pollok of Balgray)
((A)) Sir Robert Crawfurd, later Crawfurd-Pollok of Pollok Castle, 3rd Bart (b 1762, dsp 07.08.1845)
  m. (before 1810) _ Mushet of York
  ((B)) Hew Crawfurd (d 25.12.1831, Captain)
  m. Jane Johnstone (dau of William Johnstone of Headfort)
  ((i)) Sir Hew Crawfurd, later Crawfurd-Pollok, 4th Bart (b 1794, d 05.03.1867) had issue
  m. (1839) Elizabeth Oswald Dunlop (a 1900, dau of Matthew Dunlop)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Robert (d 1849), Jane, Mary, Anne
  ((C)) Mary Crawfurd (d 1842)
m. John Hamilton of Bardowie (Colonel)
  ((D)) Robina Lockhart Crawfurd (d unm 1837)
  ((E)) Lucy (Lucken) Crawfurd (d 13.12.1850)
  m. (26.12.1782) John Gordon of Pitlurg (General)
  (b) Rev. Cornelius Crawfurd possibly of this generation
  ((1)) Ann Crawfurd
  m. Sir Robert Pollok of Pollok, 2nd Bart of Nether Pollok (d 1783)
  (iii) Jean Crawfurd 
m. (mcrt 05/6.1677) Andrew Colquhoun, 2nd of Garscadden (b 1654, d 1714)
  (iv) Mary Crawfurd 
  m. Ninian Hill of Lamhgill
  (B) Thomas Crawfurd, later of Cartsburn (d 15.10.1695, 2nd son)
  The following is partly supported by Crawfurd's Renfrewshire (p124 & p416+).
  m. Jean Semple (dau of John or Andrew Semple, son of Robert of Milnbank)
  (i) Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn (d 1743)
  m. Bethia Robertoun (dau of Archibald Robertoun of Bedlay)
  Unfortunately, Crawfurd is confused at this point, identifying an elder son Thomas, "who died without issue in 1642" (sic), and then saying that the successor Thomas (dsp 1794) "was succeeded by his aunt, Christian". We presume that it was as follows ...
  (a) Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn (dsp 1794)
  (b) Christian Crawfurd of Cartsburn (d 1796)
  m. Robert Arthur
  ((1)) Thomas Arthur (d unm)
  ((2)) Christian Arthur of Cartsburn
m. Thomas Macknight of Ratho (son of James, minister of Ratho)
  (c)+ other issue - Archibald (dsp?), Betia
  (ii) George Crawfurd (d 24.12.1748, author and genealogist)
  m. Margaret Anderson (dau of James Anderson, postmaster of Scotland)
  (a)+ issue - Jane, Patricia, Bethia, Marion
  (C) Margaret Crawfurd
  m. James Grahame of Kilearn
  (D) Jean Crawfurd
  m. (1660) Robert Pollok of Pollok (d 06.1675)
  (2) Lawrence Crawfurd (d 09.1645, Major General)
  m. Eleanor Merideth (dau of Sir Robert Merideth)
  (A) Lawrence Crawfurd (d infant)
  (3) John Crawfurd (Rector of Halden in Kent)
  (4) Thomas Crawfurd (d 1685, Colonel)
  m. Agnes Crawfurd (dau of Colonel Alexander Crawfurd, son of Fedret)
  (5) Daniel Crawfurd (d c1674, Governor of Smolensko then Muscovy
m. Mary Crawfurd (dau of Colonel John Crawfurd)
  (A) Mary Crawfurd
  m. Robert Duncanson (Colonel)
  (B)+ 2 sons
  c. Marion Crawfurd probably of this generation
  m, (c1605) Sir John Fairlie of that ilk (d by 1661)
  iii. Catherine Crawfurd
  m. David Fairly of that ilk
  iv. Isobel Crawfurd
  m. Gavin Blair of Hally
  v.+ other issue - William (dsp), Robert, John of Easter Greenock, David of Campbell
2. James Crawfurd ancestor of Crawfords of Minnoch or Monock
3. Isobel Crawfurd
  m. Sir Adam Cuninghame of Caprington
4.+ other issue - Thomas, John

Main source(s): BP1870 (Pollok) with some support/input from Crawfurd's Renfrewshire (various), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p114+), TCB (vol ii, 'Crawfurd or Craufurd (sometime Crawfurd-Pollok) of Kilbirnie', p349+) with some support from the section on 'Family of Crauford of Kilbirney' in Commoners (vol 3, 'Dundas of Duddingstoun', p181+) and with further input as reported above
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