'Howison1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Howison of Braehead, Howison (Howieson) of Cramond, Huison-Craufurd of Craufurdland

Paterson starts his article on this family with ""The Howisons of Braehead," says Wood, in his account of the Parish of Cramond, published in 1794, "are by far the most ancient family of the parish, having subsisted tere upwards of 350 years, a longer period than any of the numerous families that have had interest in this district have done.""
John Howison in Edinburgh (a 1450, burgess)_
1. James Howison of Cramond Regis (a 1465)
  A. George Howison (a 1511)
  i. Andrew Howison of Cramond Regis (a 1555)
  m. Elizabeth Bathgate
  a. John Howison of Braehead in Cramond Regis (a 1575, d 1618)
  m. Janet Moubray (dau of Alexander Moubray in Dalmeny)
  (1) Alexander Howison of Braehead (d 1637)
  m. _ Haldane in Saughton
  (A) James Howison of Braehead (bur 20.03.1680)
  m. Alison Ramsay of Blackcraig
  (i) Alexander Howison of Braehead (b 1635-6, d 18.04.1703)
  m. Martha Young (dau/heir of William Young in Craigleith)
  (a) William Howison of Braehead (b c1666, d 28.02.1729)
m. Margaret Mitchel (dau of John Mitchel of Alderstone)
  ((1)) John Howison (or Howieson or Huison) of Braehead (b 1712-3, d 12.05.1787)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Houison-Craufurd of Craufurdland and Braehead') & 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p199).
m. (03.06.1744) Elizabeth Craufurd (b c1705, d 1802, dau of John Craufurd of Craufurdland, aunt/heir of John, relict of William Fairlie of that ilk)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Huison-Craufurd of Craufurdland & Braehead (d 01.04.1823)
  m. Rev. James Moodie, later Howieson Moody Craufurd (d 1831)
  ((i)) William Huison-Craufurd of Craufurdland & Braehead (b 29.11.1781, d 05.12.1870, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (1808) Janet Esher Whyte (d 1857, dau of James Whyte of Newmains, nephew/heir of ?? Veitch of Dawick)
  ((ii)) Isabella Huison-Craufurd
  m. (1844) William Keith
  ((iii))+ other issue - John Craufurd Howieson (d infant), Alexander (b 1780, d 1796), Elizabeth Beatrix (d infant), Margaret (d young?), Elizabeth (d infant)
  ((B))+ other issue - William (d infant), John (d infant), Margaret (d unm 1801)
  ((2)) daughter
m. (1735) William Dauling
  ((3))+ other issue - Charles (d 1780, 6th child), 5 others (d young)
  (b)+ "several children" (d young or dsp)
  (ii) Agnes Howison
  m. James Dundas in Southfield
  (iii)+ 4 others (d young)
  (2) Jonet or Elizabeth Howison
  Paterson reports that John's daughter Elizabeth married William Murray of Romanno, ancestor of the Murrays of Stanhope, and was mother of Adam, ancestor of the Murrays of Cardon. However, the Murray records, whilst agreeing that she was mother of the progenitors of the Murrays of Stanhope & Cardon, suggest that her name was Jonet and that she married ...
  m. John Murray of Halmyre (brother of William of Romanno)

Main source(s): 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p200+), the section on 'Family of Howison' in Commoners (vol 2, 'Craufurd of Craufurdland', p234+) with input/support as reported above
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