'Johnstone04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Johnston of Beirholm, Johnston of Clerk Orchard, Johnston of Hilton, Johnston of Sheens (Scheines), Johnston of Wamphray, Johnston of Warriston

Gavin or Gowain Johnston of Kirktown of Kirkpatrick and of Clerk Orchard (a 1555)
1. James Johnston of Middlehill or Middlegill and of Clerk Orchard (d 1608)
  A. James Johnston of Beirholm and of Clerk Orchard (d 1622)
  i. Thomas Johnston of Beirholm
  a. Andrew Johnston of Beirholm (a 1621)
  (1) Gavin Johnston (d c1658)
  (A) William Johnston (d c1705)
  (i) William Johnston of Beirholm (d before 1750)
  m. Sara Douglas
  (a) Mary Johnston
  m. John Nimmo (minister at Johnston)
  (b) Grizel Johnston
  m. William Hamilton of Eldershaw (d before 1750)
  (c) Charlotte Johnston
  (d) Janet Johnston
  m. Alexander Douglas (Captain)
  (ii) Archibald Johnston (a 1723)
  b. Andrew Johnston (a 1621)
  ii. Andrew Johnston
  m. Marion Irving (dau of Christopher Irving, son of John of Bonshaw)
  iii. James Johnston
  a. Andrew Johnston (d 1636, 3rd son)
  m. Bessie Weir
  (1) James Johnston
  m. Geillio Johnstone (d 10.1643, dau of David Johnstone of Newbie)
(A)+ issue - Archibald, Alexander
  b.+ other issue (a 1619) - Wilkin, Gavin, Thomas, Robert
  B. John Johnston (a 14.10.1618)
  C. Archibald Johnston of Warrieston (d 10.1619)
  m. Rachel Arnot (dau of Sir John Arnot, Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  i. James Johnston of Beirholm (dvp 1617)
  m. Elspeth Craig (a 1636, dau of Sir Thomas Craig, advocate)
  a. Sir Archibald Johnston of Warriston (b c1610-1, d 22.07.1663, Lord Advocate as Lord Warriston)
  m(2). Helen Hay (dau of Sir Alexander Hay)
  (1) Alexander Johnston (b 1648, d after 17.11.1671)
  m. _ Perrer
  (A) Jasper Johnston of Warriston (d 1707, brewer)
(i) daughter
  m. _ Wood
  (2) James Johnston of Orleans House, Twickenham (b 09.09.1655, bur 11.05.1744, Secretary of State for Scotland)
  Thanks to a contributor (CV, 06.05.14) for drawing our attention to the Wikipedia articles on James and his son. BLG1952 shows just one wife of (this) James, Catherine, shown as mother of Colonel James. Wikipedia shows as follows.
  m1. (sps) Catherine Poulett (dau of John Poulett, 2nd Lord Poulett)
  m2. Lucy Claxton (dau of Thomas Claxton of Dublin, sister of Frances (Countess of Rosse, Viscountess Jocelyn) & Mary Carter)
  (A) James Johnston (b 21.05.1721, d 26.11.1795, General) had issue
  m1. (02.03.1747) Charlotte Montagu (d 28.04.1762, dau of George Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax)
  m2. (sp) Frances Carter (widow of Bishop Philip Twysden, cousin)
  (B) Lucy Johnston (bpt 07.07.1717, "eldest daughter")
  m. George Preston (General)
(3) Elizabeth Johnston (bur 1679)
  m1. Thomas Hepburn (son of Sir Adam)
  m2. William Drummond, 1st Viscount Strathallan, 4th Lord Maderty (d 23.03.1688)
  (4) Rachel Johnston
  m. Robert Baillie of Jerviswood (d 24.12.1684)
  (5) Helen Johnston
  m. George Home of Garden (d Bothwell Bridge 22.06.1679)
(6) Janet Johnston
  m1/2. Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Bart of Coul (d 1702)
  Janet's3rd marriage was to ...
  m3. Sir George Winram of Liberton (d 1650, 'Lord Liberton')
  (7) daughter
  m. Roderick Mackenzie
  (8) Margaret Johnston (d before 16.08.1707)
  m1. (20.08.1675) Sir John Wemyss (d before 02.1679)
  m2. Benjamin Bressey
  (9)+ other issue - Archibald (d c1670), James (d c1670), Euphan (d unm 1715)
  b. Rachel Johnston
  m. Robert Burnet (d 1661, judge as Lord Crimond)
c.+ other issue - Margaret (a 10.1619), Beatrix (a 1636)
  ii. Samuel Johnston of Sheens or Scheines (d 1659)
  A contributor (GMAS, 05.02.06) reports a Register of Sasines identifying Samuel as married (presumably his first marriage) to the following Rachel Arnot who, as she is not mentioned by BLG1952, is presumed not to have been mother of James.
  m1. (by 1637) Rachel Arnot (dau (not niece) of William Arnot of Cockburnspath, sister of James of Edinburgh)
  m2. Helen Morison (sister of Lord Prestongrange)
  a. James Johnston of Sheens (d c1692)
  m. Anna Hamilton (dau of Sir John Hamilton of Magdalens)
  (1) Rachel Johnston
  m. (c1687) Sir John Johnstone, 1st Bart of Westerhall (d 30.09.1711)
(2) Henrietta Johnstone
  m. Sir William Johnstone, 2nd Bart of Westerhall (d 08.10.1727)
  (3)+ other issue (dvp) - John (b 1668), Quintine (b 1671), Robert (b 1672), William (b 1673), Archibald (b 1675), Alexander (b 1678), Charles (b 1682), 5 children
  b. William Johnston of Sheens (a 1726)
  m. Janet Johnston (dau of John Johnston of Wamphray)
  (1) Robert Johnston of Wamphray (d 1733, 2nd son)
  m. (before 02.1703) Isobel Rollo (d before 01.06.1742, dau of Andrew Rollo, 3rd Lord)
  (A) James Johnston of Wamphray (d unm 1745, 3rd son)
  (B) Robert Johnston of Wamphray (d 20.02.1780, 5th son)
  m. (29.08.1749) Jean Rollo (b 06.05.1717, d 09.01.1780, dau of Robert Rollo, 4th Lord)
  (i)+ issue - Robert, Mary
  (C)+ other issue Robert (d young), William (d unm), Andrew (d young)
  (2) Mary Johnston
m. James Irving of Cove
  (3)+ other issue - James (b 1667), John (b 1688)
  c. Alexander Johnston (a 1701)
  m. Helen Kynnear
  (1) Rachel Johnston
  iii. Joseph Johnston, 1st of Hilton (b c1601, d c1638, WS)
  m. Sophia Home (dau of Sir Patrick Home of Polwarth)
  a. Archibald Johnston, 2nd of Hilton (b c1630, d 1671)
  m. Catherine Winram (dau of Sir George Winram of Libberton)
  (1) Joseph Johnston, 3rd of Hilton (d c1684)
  On 'Douglas07' is a Susannah Douglas, daughter of Sir Robert Douglas of Blackerstone, who is reported to have married a Johnston of Hilton. There may be a connection. BLG1952 shows Joseph's wife as ...
  m. Mary Douglas (dau of _ Douglas of Blackadder)
  (A) Joseph Johnston, 4th of Hilton (d unm 1695)
(B) Robert Johnston, 5th of Hilton (d 05.1748)
  BLG1952 shows Robert as married to Mary Fulton, dau of Sir John Home of Coldingham, by whom he had Wynne, Sydney and Alicia (identified as 4th dau). Thanks to a contributor (RA, 15.02.22) who identified his family as shown below.
  m(1). (27.12.1702) Mary Hume (d 01.1725/6, dau of Sir John Hume of Tully Castle by Sidney Hamilton)
(i) Wynne Johnston, 6th of Hilton (b c1710, d 1781, 5th son)
  m. Margaret Johnston (d before 1810, dau of George Johnston of Kimmerghame) @@ below
  (a) Robert Johnston, 7th of Hilton, later of Ripon (d 11.1842, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Catherine Home (dau of John Home of Ninewells & Ferney Castle)
  ((1)) Agnes Johnston
  m. Alexander Scott (Rev.)
  ((2))+ other issue - Wynne (dvp 1795), Hume (dvp unm 1824), Margaret, Catherine
  (b) George Johnston (d unm, captain)
(c) Hester Johnston (dsp 06.07.1789)
  m. (01.1779) Robert Baird of Newbyth (d 10.06.1828)
  (d) Lucy Louisa Johnston (d 1797)
  m. (1793) Richard Alexander Oswald of Auchincruive (d 1841)
  (e) Henrietta Johnston
  m. (1780) Sir James Gardiner Baird, 6th Bart of Saughton Hall (d 23.06.1830, Lt. Colonel)
  (f) Margaret Johnston
  m. _ Stuart of Alderton
  (ii) Sydney Johnston (b 1705)
m. Sir John Sinclair, 4th Bart of Longformacus (dsp)
  (iii) Alicia Johnston (b 1710)
  m. William Baird of Newbyth (d 05.01.1765)
  (iv)+ other issue - Joseph (b 1704, d young?), John (b 1706, d young?), Gustavus (b 1708, d infant?), Gustavus (b 1709, d young?), James (b 1713), Jean (b 1712), Mary (b 1715), Katherine (b 1718), Helen (b 1725)
  p/m2. (23.04.1712?) Mary Fulton ("Servant")
  (xiii)+ other issue - Robert (b 1746), Sophia (b 1737), Rachel (b c1744)
  (C) daughter
  m. (John) Home of Ninewells
(D)+ other issue - John (d c1758), Archibald (d young)
  (2) Sir Patrick Johnston, Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b c1650, d 09.1736)
  m. Margaret Kynnear
  (A) George Johnston of Kimmerghame and Monkstown (b c1686, d 07.06.1770, captain)
  m. Hesther Bland (dau of J. Bland of Dublin)
  (i) James Johnston (d 12.1797, General)
  m. Henrietta Cecilia West (dau of John West, 1st Earl De La Warr)
  (a) Henry George Johnston (b 1766, d c1808, Major)
  m. (27.10.1788) Jane Campbell (natural dau of Lord Frederick Campbell)
((1)) Christian Frederick Charles Alexander James Johnston (b 18.06.1792, a 1862, Lt. Colonel) had issue (1 daughter)
  m. (05.08.1817, div 1826) Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Tollemache (dau of Admiral John Richard Delap Tollemache)
  ((2)) John Frederick Johnston (d unm 03.10.1816, RN)
  (b) Caroline Johnston (d 18.06.1823)
  m. Francis Evelyn Anderson (Lt. Colonel, brother of 1st Lord Yarborough)
  (2) Henrietta Maria Johnston
  m. (1750) Francis Napier, 6th Lord Napier (b 16.11.1705, d 1773)
(3) Margaret Johnston (d before 1810)
  m. Wynne Johnston, 6th of Hilton (d 1781) @@ above
  (B) Archibald Johnston (b 1685)
  (i) James Johnston of Eccles (d 1820)
  m. _ Thomson
  (a) James Johnston of Edinburgh (b 1780, d 11.1861, Colonel) had issue
  m. Mathew Jane Trotter (d 19.04.1850, dau of _ Trotter of Duns, cousin)
  (b) George Johnston of Berwick (doctor) had issue
  m. _ Charles
(C) Henrietta Johnston
  m. (1720) Sir John Warrender, 2nd Bart of Lochend (d 13.01.1772)
  (D)+ other issue - John (b 1688), Joseph (b 1690), Patrick (b 1691, a 1718, captain), Robert (b 1693), William (b 1694), James (b 1697), Hauxley (b 1698), daughter
  (3) Janet Johnston
  b. Joseph Johnston (b c1638)
  c. Sophia Johnston
  m. John Fairholme, 2nd of Craigiehall (d 1690)
  d. Rachel Johnston
  m1. John Jackson of Edinburgh (d before 14.10.1618)
  m2. Sir William Bruce, 1st Bart of Stenhouse (d 02.1630)
  iv. Janet Johnston
  m. Sir James Skene, 1st Bart of Curriehill (a 1630)
2. Gavin Johnston (5th son) had issue
  m. Catherine French
3.+ other issue - Robert, Andrew, Finlay

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Johnston of Brent Knoll formerly of Eccles')
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