'Galbraith2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Galbraith of Gigha, Galbraith in Hill of Balgair, Galbraith of Machrihanish, Galbraith of Shanwally, Galbraith of Stirlingshire

William Galbraith in Wester Balgair, Balfron, Stirlingshire
(1) Strathendrick and its Inhabitants from Early Times' (by John Guthrie Smith), which supports the lower section of Galbraith1, reports on various Galbraiths of Hill of Balgair (p231+) but, provisionally, we have prepared the following using BPG2003 alone.
(2) BPG2003 identifies the following family's arms as "Gu. three bear's heads erased arg., muzzled az., within a bordure indented or, charged with three mullets of the third, a crescent of the second for difference".
1. John Galbraith in Hill of Balgair
  A. William Galbraith in Hill of Balgair (d 1686)
  m1. Jean Buchanan (d 1660)
  i. John Galbraith in Hill of Balgair (a 1706)
  ii. George Galbraith in Hill of Balgair (b c1650, d 1735) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m1. Janet Harvie
  a. William Galbraith of Blackhouse, Stirlingshire (b 1678, d 1757) had issue
  m. (1706) Agnes Harvie of Blackhouse
  b. Walter Galbraith in Williamson in Easter Glins, Balfron, Stirlingshire (b c1680)
  m1. ??
  (1) George Galbraith
  m. (05.05.1737) Helen Christal
  (2) James Galbraith (bpt 16.02.1710)
  m. (18.03.1736) Margaret Galbraith
  (A) Walter Galbraith (bpt 1737) had issue
  m. (16.12.1766) Jane Garland
  (B) John Galbraith of Wyndford (Glasgow) & Milngavie, Dunbartonshire (bpt 07.05.1749, miller)
  m. Agnes Brodie (d 1825)
  (i) son
  (ii) William Galbraith of Dunbarton (b 07.09.1783, d 11.11.1869, miller & shipowner) had issue
  m. (10.03.1805) Jean Weir (d 05.04.1856, dau of John Weir of Hillfoot of Kilmardinny (son of Gilbert of Barrochan)
  One of their great-grandsons was created 1st Baron Strathclyde on 04.05.1955.
  (C) Robert Galbraith (bpt 05.05.1751) had issue
  m. Henrietta Aird
  BLG1952 reports that Robert & Henrietta had 3 daughters (m. with issue) whilst BPG2003 indicates that they had 6 sons.
  (D)+ 2 sons
  m2. (22.10.1715) Isobel Harvie (dau of _ Harvie in Craigton of Fintry)
  (3)+ other issue
  c. Robert Galbraith of Wester Edinbellie, Stirlingshire
  m. (1715) Helen Key (aunt of Jean Key, heiress of Edinbellie)
  d.+ 3 sons + 4 daughters
  iii.+ other issue
  m2. ??
2.+ other issue - James, Robert, William, Humphrey



BLG1858 identifies the following family's arms as "Gu., a fesse, chequy, arg. and az., between three bear's heads, arg., erased, of the second, muzzled, of the third".
Archibald Roy Galbraith of the Isle of Gigha (a temp Charles I who r. 1625-1649)
1. Malcolm Galbraith of Gigha
  A. Archibald Galbraith of Gigha
  i. Daniel Galbraith of Gigha & Machrihanish in Cantire, Argyllshire (b c1730, d 1814)
  m. (1765) Margaret Stuart (dau of Archibald Stuart son of Archibald of Askomilbeg (by Flora Macalister) son of James (a 1647) of the family of Stuart of Blackhall)
  a. David Stuart Galbraith of Machrihanish and of Drumore House, Argyllshire (b 09.10.1782, a 1857) had issue
  m. (1812) Elizabet Fraser (b c1797, d 1853, dau/heir of James Fraser of Skye (of the Frasers of Lovat), son of Donald by Mary Macdonald, dau of Donald Gorn, son of Maconald of Slate)
  b. Daniel Galbraith (b c1784, d 1846)
  m. Marion Macdonald (dau of ?? Macdonald of Scothouse, "first cousin of hte late Glengarry")



BEB1841 identifies the following family's arms as "Per pale, az. and gules, three bears' heads or, muzzled, sable, in the centre point a trefoil, slipped arg.".
Samuel Galbraith of Dunduff's Fort, co. Donegal
m. Jane Clarke (dau of John Clarke)
1. James Galbraith of Londonderry
  m. Elizabeth Whitehill (dau of John Whitehill of Clagh)
  A. Sir James Galbraith, Bart (d 30.04.1827)
  m. (1779) Rebecca Dorotha Hamilton (dau/coheir of John Bamilton of Castlefin by Jane Hamilton of Brown Hall)
  i. Jane Galbraith
  m. (04.11.1820) Charles George Stanhope (Captain, son of the Rear Admiral)
  ii.+ other issue - Letitia Elizabeth, Angal Isabella, Harriet, Isabella

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BPG2003 ('Strathclyde'), BLG1952 ('Galbraith of Barskimming')
(2) For middle section : BLG1858 ('Galbraith of Machrihanish and of Drumore House')
(3) For lower section : BEB1841 ('Galbraith of Shanwally')
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