'Fordyce1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Fordyce of Cuish, Fordyce of Gask, Fordyce in Turriff

George Fordyce in Haughs of Ashogle in Turriff, Aberdeenshire (d 06.05.1681)
m. Barbara Thomson (d 09.01.1685)
1. John Fordyce of Gask in Turriff & Cuish in New Deer (a 1722)
  m. (07.03.1693) Lillias or Isobell Lindsay (dau of William Lindsay of Cuish)
  A. John Fordyce of Gask (b 01.03.1697, d 27.05.1762)
  m. Barbara Gordon (d 01.1779, dau of Alexander Gordon at Mill of Aberdour, sister of Alexander of Aberdour)
  i. Barbara Fordyce (b 26.01.1726)
  m. (10.1749) James Mackie in Castletown, later of Gask
  ii. Magdalen Fordyce (b 21.06.1728)
  m. (01.1763) Thomas Mayor of Turriff (postmaster)
  iii.+ other issue (d unm) - George (b 1721), John (b 1724), Alexander (b 1734), William (b 1737), Isobell (b 1720), Anne (b 1723, d young?), Jean (b 1730), Ann (b 1731), Elizabeth (b 1732), Lillias (b 1735)
  B. William Fordyce of Cuish (b 19.10.1702, d unm 1743)
  C. Jean (Jane) Fordyce, later of Cuish (b 08.03.1704, d 04.03.1778)
  m. (13.04.1744) William Dingwall
  D.+ other issue - George (d 05.12.1715), Isobell (b 1698, d young), Isobell (b 1700, d young)
2. George Fordyce of Broadford, Provost of Aberdeen (b 1663, d 13.05.1733)
  m1. Isobell Wallace (d 24.03.1705)
  A. Agnes Fordyce
  m. (c1703) James Black (Dean of Guild in Aberdeen)
  B. Barbara Fordyce (d 03.1727)
  m. (c1705) George French in Aberdeen (litster (dyer))
  C. Isobell Fordyce (b 1692, d 05.09.1719)
  m. Robert Melville (minister of Durris)
  m2. Elizabeth Brown (b 1687-8, d 30.05.1760)
  D. George Fordyce (b 05.06.1709, d 11.09.1736)
  m. Margaret Stewart
  i. George Fordyce (b 08.06.1738 (sic), d 25.06.1802)
  m. (14.03.1764) _ Stewart (b c1727, d 09.11.1805, dau of Charles Stewart (Lord Conservator of Campseri), "Mrs. Weston")
  a. Sophia Fordyce
  m. (26.10.1796) Sir Samuel Bentham (d 30.04.1831, Brigadier General of the Russian Service)
  b. Margaret Fordyce (d unm)
  E. John Fordyce (b 10.02.1717, d 25.05.1760, MD)
  m. (15.11.1759) Pleasant Lawdord
  i. Mary Fordyce (b 12.1760, d 04.1799)
  m. (12.01.1778) James Birch (pastry cook, poet, alderman of London)
  F. Robert Fordyce (b 26.06.1726, d 25.11.1765)
  m. (04.1756) Anne Reid (dau of Hugh Reid of Sydserff)
  i. Anne Fordyce (b 03.02.1757)
  m. (29.03.1776) David Stewart, Lord Proviost of Edinburgh (a 1781)
  ii. Elizabeth Fordyce (b 18.09.1759)
m. (22.06.1781) James Millar of Jamaica
  iiii.+ other issue - George (b 1757, d infant), Hugh (b 1763, d infant), James (b 1765, d infant), Janet (b 1761, d 1834), Margaret (b 1762, d infant)
  G. Barbara Fordyce (b 13.11.1727)
  m. Robert Hay (RN)
  H. Elizabeth Fordyce (b 17.06.1731, d 08.06.1777)
  m. (12.1766) James Spence of Derby
  I. David Fordyce (bpt 01.04.1711, d 09.1751, professor & philosopher) some details from Wikipedia ("David Fordyce")
  J. Alexander Fordyce 'of Roehampton' (b 1723, d 08.09.1789, banker, youngest son) some details from Wikipedia ("Alexander Fordyce")
  m. (26.06.1770) Margaret Lindsay (dau of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres, m2. Sir James Bland Burges, later Lamb, 1st Bart)
  K.+ other issue - Thomas (b 1712, d infant?), Thomas (b 1713, d young?), James (b 1720, cleric), Thomas (b 1723), Sir William (b 1724, d 04.12.1792, MD), Katherine (b 1708), Janet (b 1715), Elizabeth (b 1718), Isobell (b 1721)
3. daughter
  m. John Bissett (minister of New Machar, later in Aberdeen)

Main source(s): MGH (NS4 vol 5 (1914), 'Pedigree of the Family of Fordyce of Gask, etc.', p10+)
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