'Henderson03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Henderson in Achaldall, Henderson of Gersay, Henderson of Gerston, Henderson of Stemster, Henderson of Westerdale

Henderson (p283) reports that"The traditional account of the Caithness Hendersons is that they are descended from Henry Gunn, a younger son of George Gunn, who was chief of the clan in the fifteenth century." It is not clear whether or not the following families have the same roots as that shown on Henderson02.
Donald Henderson in Stemster (a 1680, 1700)
1. David Henderson ("said to have settled in Zetland")
2. Alexander Henderson in Lochside, later of Stemster then Gerston (a 1706, d 1743)
  m. Anna or Agnes Murray (sister of Ranald Murray in Bowertower)
A. David Henderson of Gerston then Stemster (b 1714, d 1778) the first mentioned by BLG1886
  m. (1754) Cecilia Honyman (dau of William Honyman of Graemsay)
  i. Alexander Henderson of Stemster (b 1763, d 1842)
  m. Margaret Duthie (d 1824, dau of William Duthie of Arduthie)
  a. David Henderson of Stemster (b 10.04.1788, d 31.10.1859, Captain RN) had issue
  m. (25.05.1816) Marjory Williamson (dau of Colonel Benjamin Williamson of Banniskirk by Janet Sinclair)
  b. William Henderson (dsp 11.1855, Post Captain RN, 3rd son)
  m. (04.09.1844) Elizabeth Wallis (dau of P. Wallis, widow of Lord James Townshend)
  c. James Henderson of Bilbster & Rosebank, Wick (b c1798, d 1879) had issue
  m. Elizabeth McLeay (dau of Kenneth McLeay of Newmore)
  d. Mary Henderson
  m. Charles Chalmers of Monkshill, Aberdeen
  e.+ other issue - Alexander, Patrick (d unm 1873, Major), Margaret (d unm 1879), Johanna (d unm 1880), Cecilia
ii. Mary Henderson
  m. Robert Gunn (minister of Latheron)
  iii. Ann Henderson (d 1841)
  m. (1779) William Gunn (d 1785, minister of Golspie)
  iv.+ other issue - William, Patrick in Demerara, John in Jamaica, Margaret (b c1767, d unm 1864)
  B. Christian Henderson
  m. (1726) Francis Swanson, later in Gerston (a 1751, son of William in Stemster)
  C. Margaret Henderson
  m.(1739) Adam Henderson (son of Benjamin in Achalibster) @1@ below
  D. Anne Henderson
  m. Donald Henderson, 2nd of Westerdale @2@ below
  E. Barbara Henderson (dsp)
  m. (1751) Alexander Sinclair of Dun
  F. Elizabeth Henderson (a 1754, d unm?)



Donald Henderson in Stemster, later in Achalibster & Westerdale (a 1660)
m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Robert Sinclair, son of James of Borlum & Thura)
1. Robert Henderson of Westerdale (Procurator Fiscal of Caithness)
  m. Anna Dunbar (illegitimate daughter of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs)
  A. William Henderson in Achaldall (Westerdale) & Tormsdale (a 1726)
B. Benjamin Henderson of Achalibster (d before 1739)
  m. (1716) Esther Sutherland (dau of Adam Sutherland in Langwell, cousin)
  i. Adam Henderson in Achaldall
  m. (1739) Margaret Henderson ( dau of Alexander Henderson in Stemster & Gerston) @1@ above
  a. Benjamin Henderson (tacksman of Clyth)
  m. Elizabeth Sutherland (d 1806, dau of James Sutherland of Swiney (of family of Langwell))
  (1) James Henderson of Clith (d(sp?) 11.04.1848, medical practitioner, 3rd son)
  (2)+ other issue (dsp?) - John (d 1804), Adam (to West Indies),William (d unm c1849), Jean, Margaret, Anne, Elizabeth, Jessie, Alexis (d 25.03.1874), Benjamina
  b.+ other issue - Esther, Janet ("Jenny")
C. Anna Henderson
2. David Henderson of Westerdale
  A. Donald Henderson of Westerdale
  m. Anne Henderson (dau of Alexander Henderson in Stemster & Gerston) @2@ above
  i. Alexander Henderson
  m. Janet Camphell (of the Campbells in Audsale)
  a. Donald Henderson had issue
  b. William Henderson in Upper Westerdale (d unm)
  c. David Henderson of (Lower) Westerdale (d unm)
  d. Elizabeth Henderson (dsps)
  m. William Angus of Thurso
3. Janet Henderson
  m. Adam Sutherland in Langwell (son of William of Langwell)



Hugh Henderson in Brabsterdorran
1. Roderick Henderson
  A. William (Rorisone) Henderson of Nottingham (Caithness)
  m. (1655) Janet Gordon (relict of James Sutherland of Forss)
  i. John Henderson of Gersay (a 1676, dsp)
  ii. David Henderson of Gersay (a 1697)
  m. (1680) Margaret Sinclair (dau of Colonel Francis Sinclair in Scrabster (son of John of Assery) by Anne, dau of Francis Sinclair of Stirkoke)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Hendersons of Stemster', p283+) with a little input & support from BLG1886 ('HEnderson of Stemster')
(2) For middle section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Hendersons of Achalibster and Westerdale', p288+)
(3) For middle section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Hendersons of Nottingham and Gersay', p293+)
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