'Forrester02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Forrester of Bantaskine, Forrester of Calziemuk, Forrester of Garden (Carden), Forrester of Strathendrie, Forrester of Torwood

                               
Malcolm Forrester, 1st of Bantaskine (d c1450)
m1. Margaret Heron of Bantaskine
1. child (dvp)
2. Robert Forrester, 2nd of Bantaskine
  A. Henry Forrester, 3rd of Bantaskine (dsp)
  B.+ 4 daughters
m2. Elizabeth Noble of Littlekettetoun
3. Alexander Forrester (dvp)
  m. ?? Bruce (dau of Sir Robert Bruce of Clackmannan)
  A. Robert Forrester, 1st of Torwood
  m. Margaret Forrester
  i. Alexander Forrester, 2nd of Torwood (dsp)
  m. Agnes Livingstone
ii. Malcolm Forrester, 3rd of Torwood
  m. Margaret Harrower
  a. David Forrester, 4th of Torwood (d Sauchieburn 1488)
  m. Margaret Somerville
  b. Henry Forrester, 5th of Torwood
c. Alexander Forrester had issue
  m1. Janet Menteith of West Kers
  m2. dau of Ker/Car of Culmore
  d. Thomas Forrester had issue
  e. Alexander Forrester
  f. James Forrester (a 1483)
  g. Janet or Margaret Forrester --
  m. Sir Alexander Bruce of Airth and Stenhouse (d 1488) --
  iii. William Forrester
  a. Alexander Forrester
  partner unknown
  iv. Matthew Forrester of Gunnershaw (a 1487)
m. daughter of the "Gudeman of Yair"
  a. Sir Duncan Forrester, 1st of Garden, 6th of Torwood
  m1. Margaret Fosyth (dau of Forsyth of Harthill)
  (1) Sir Walter Forrester, 2nd of Garden, 7th of Torwood
  m1. Agnes Graham (dau of William Graham, 2nd Lord)
  (A) Sir James Forrester, 3rd of Garden
  m1. Elizabeth Erskine (dau of Robert Erskine, 4th Lord)
  (i) Sir David Forrester, 4th of Garden
  m. Elizabeth Sandilands (dau of James Sandilands of Cruvie)
(a) Alexander Forrester, 5th of Garden
  m. Jean Erskine (dau of John Erskine, 5th of Dun)
  (ii) James Forrester of Myathill
  m. Agnes Sandilands
  partner unknown
  (a) John Forrester (a 1554)
  (iii) Margaret Forrester
  m1. Sir James Colville of East Weems (d before 04.12.1540)
  m2. Henry Livingstone of Westquarter
  (iv) daughter
  m. _ Milne
  m2. (before 1532) Agnes Cockburn
  (v) Duncan Forrester in Kipmad ancestor of Forresters of Chalmerstone and Kersebonny
(B) Edward Forrester of Arnvicker
  (C) Sir John Forrester of Saltcoats
  (D) Marian Forrester (d 31.10.1527)
  m1. Sir Henry Shaw of Cairnsmore (Cambusmore)
  m2. James Campbell of Lawers (d 12.02.1561-2)
  (E) Margaret Forrester
  m. (1513) Sir John Stirling, 3rd of Keir, Sheriff of Perth (d 1539)
  (F) Agnes Forrester --
  m. Thomas Bellenden (lord justice clerk) --
  (G) Janet Forrester --
  m. Robert Bruce of Airth --
  m2. _ Napier (dau of Napier of Merchiston)
  (H) Duncan Forrester of Queenshaugh had issue
m. Isobel Nicholl
  (I) Alexander Forrester
  (2) Thomas Forrester of Strathendry (Strathendrie) (a 1519)
  The following comes from 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p268). It was added on 09.08.17.
  m. Mariota Strathendry (heir of William Strathendry) probably parents of ...
  (A) George Forrester of Strathendrie (d before 1567)
m1. Margaret Beton (granddau of Archibald Beton of Capildrae)
  m2. (08.1552) (Isobel) Learmonth (dau of George Learmonth of Balcomie)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (i) Thomas Forrester of Strathendrie (d before 1627)
  m1. Janet Arnot (d before 1577)
  (a) George Forrester of Strathendrie
m2. Isabel
  (b) Sir Robert Forrester of Strathendrie (a 1607)
  Son of either George or Sir Robert was ...
  ((1)) John Forrester of Strathendrie (a 1631, 1655)
  m. Janet Ayton (dau of George Ayton of Inchdairnie)
  ((A)) son (dvp 1655)
  ((B)) Helen Forrester
  m. Alexander Martin of Gibliston
  (ii) Katherine Forrester probably of this generation
  m. David Arnot of Arnot (a 1583, d before 1610)
  (3) Alexander Forrester, 1st of Calziemuk, Provost of Stirling (a 1517)
  m. Katherine Greig
  (A) Robert Forrester, 2nd of Calziemuk, later of Boquhane, Provost of Stirling
  partner unknown
  (i) Robert Forrester
(4) Robert Forrester, Abbot of Balmerino
  partner(s) unknown
  (A) Alexander Forrester (a 1547)
  (B) John Forrester (a 1536)
  (C) Janet Forrester (a 1547)
  m. John Fotheringham of Dundee
  (5) James Forrester, Archdean of Caithness
  (6) Margaret Forrester
  m. (before 01.1493-4) Sir Alexander Forrester, 6th of Corstorphine (a 01.1538-9)
  m2. Margaret (dau of Provost of Stirling)
  (7) Thomas Forrester, 1st of Arngibbon had issue
  m. (before 1530) Margaret Somerville
  (8) John Forrester in Stirling
  m. Agnes Nicholl
  (A) John Forrester
  m. Margaret Cornwall (dau of Cornwall of Bonard)
  (i) William Forrester
  m. Janet Stewart
  (a) Robert Forrester
  (ii) David Forrester (minister at North Leith)
  m1. Marian or Margaret Paterson
  m2. Margaret Hamilton (dau of Robert Hamilton of Preston family)
  Uncertain which wife was the mother of which child.
  (a) Duncan Forrester
  m. Anna Forrester
  ((1))+ issue - William, Margaret, Katharine
  (b)+ other issue - John, George, James, Margaret
  (iii) Alexander Forrester (bpt 1591)
  (iv) Agnes Forrester (bpt 1588)
  (B) Janet Forrester
m. _ Alexander
  (9) Robert Forrester 'the martyr' (d 1539)
  (10) Walter Forrester
  (11) Agnes Forrester
  m1. David Balfour of Burleigh
  m2. James Hoppringle of Tynneis
  (12) Marion Forrester --
  m. William Livingston of Kilsyth --
  (13) daughter
  m. Cunningham of Kilmaurs
  (14) daughter
  m. _ Crawford
  b. Isabel Forrester
  m1. James Hoppringle of that ilk
  m2. John Lundy of that ilk
  c. Janet Forrester
  m. James Shaw of Alva

Main source(s): 'The Forresters: A Lowland Clan and its Lairds' (Colin D.I.G. Forrester, 1989, ISBN 903566-07-9) with input as reported above
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