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Families covered: Montgomerie of Giffen, Montgomerie of Macbie Hill (Montgomery of Magbie or Macbeth Hill), Montgomery of Stanhope

Robert Montgomerie, 1st of Giffen, Linlithgowshire (a 1413, d before 1452)
Our first attempt on this family, uploaded in January 2003, came from TSP ('Eglinton') and reported confusion with the John, son of Robert of Giffen, who was ancestor of the Comtes de Montgomery in France (whom we show here). TSP suggests that this Robert was father of Sir William (m. Janet Houston) father of Robert (m. Margaret Blair) father of Alexander, John, Constantine & Thomas with Alexander (m. Jonet Dunlop) father of Patrick father of Robert (a 1515) possibly father of Hugh of Giffen (a 1572) father of Hugh & John (both dsp in 1590). The page was first redone on 03.04.05 using BEB1841. However, we were concerned about the dates: in TSP's case there appeared to be a larger number of generations involved over the next 100 years than we expected; in BEB1841's case because there were fewer. The page was reviewed & redone on 12.12.19 using GH & Douglas which largely support BEB1841 and which identify Robert's wife as Janet Murray. A further review on 06.05.20, using 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p286+), provided yet another view of the next few generations, showing Robert as father, by Jane(t) Murray, of Robert (dvp?), Sir William (successor), John (a 1482, father of Robert of Scotston) & James with William (knighted by 1465) succeeded by John (a 1488) who is apparently confused with the John Montgomerie of Giffen shown here except that he is shown as succeeded by Alexander of Giffen, father of Troilus (a 1583) & Robert of Macbie Hill. We forego ufrther comparison as it is clear that there was much confusion on these generations and feel it worth giving precedence to GH.
m. Janet Murray (dau of Alexander Murray of Touch Adam and/or Polmais)
1. Sir Adam Montgomerie of Giffen (a 1460, 1503)
  A. Adam Montgomerie of Giffen (a 1542)
i. Alexander Montgomerie of Giffen generation omitted by BEB1841
  a. Adam Montgomerie of Giffen (a 1542)
  b. Troilus Montgomerie
m. Janet Montgomery (dau of Sir Hugh Montgomery of Braidstane, 1st Viscount of the Ardes)
  (1) William Montgomerie of Macbie Hill, Tweeddale (b 1590?, dsp)
  (2) Andrew Montgomerie of Macbie Hill (b 1598)
  m. Helen Galbraith (dau of _ Galbraith of Kilcroich)
  (A) Robert Montgomerie of MacbieHill
  m. Jean or Mary Lockhart (dau of Sir James Lockhart of Lee)
  (i) William Montgomerie of Macbie Hill
  m. Elizabeth Peter (dau/heir of John Peter of Whitehead)
  (a) William Montgomerie of Macbie Hill the first mentioned by BP1934
  m. Mary Hooks (dau of John Hooks of Gaunt)
((1)) William Montgomerie of Macbie Hill (b c1683, d 1768)
  m. Barbara Rutherford (dau of Robert Rutherford of Bowland)
  ((A)) Sir William Montgomerie, 1st Bart of Macbie Hill (b 19.11.1717, d 25.12.1788, MP)
  The following is partly supported by TCB (vol 5, 'Montgomery of Macbiehill (Magbiehill)', p176).
  m1. (01.07.1750) Hannah Tomkyns (a 08.1753, dau/coheir of Alexander Tomkyns of Prehen)
  ((i)) William Stone Montgomerie (b 08.1754, dvp unm 08.07.1777, captain)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Montgomerie (b 04.05.1751, d 07.11.1783)
  m. (03.07.1773) Luke Gardiner, 1st Viscount Mountjoy (b 07.02.1745, d 05.06.1798)
  ((iii)) Barbara Montgomerie (d 02.12.1788)
  m. (04.06.1774) John Beresford (05.11.1805, brother of 1st Marquess of Waterford)
((iv)) Anne Montgomerie (d 29.03.1819)
  m. (19.05.1773) George, 1st Marquess Townshend (d 14.09.1807)
  m2. (09.01.1762) Anne Evatt (d 19.06.1777, dau of Henry Evatt (not Watt or Wall ) of Mount Louise)
  ((v)) Sir George Montgomerie, 2nd Bart of Magbie Hill (b 1765, d unm 09.07.1831)
  ((vi)) Robert Montgomerie (b 26.02.1767, d unm 06.4.1803, Colonel)
  ((vii)) Jane Montgomerie
  m. (1791) William Reynell of Castle Reynell
  ((viii)) Harriet Montgomerie
  m. George Byng of Wrotham Park (b 17.05.1764, dsp 10.01.1847)
  ((ix)) Amelia Montgomerie (d 14.03.1839)
m. (22.11.1795) Charles Cobbe Beresford (Rev., of Waterford family)
  ((B)) Sir James Montgomerie or Montgomery, 1st Bart of Stanhope (d 02.04.1803, Lord Advocate, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
  m. Margaret Scott (dau/heir of Robert Scott of Killearn)
  ((i)) William Montgomery (dvpsp 10.1800, Lt. Colonel)
  ((ii)) Sir James Montgomery 'of Stobo', 2nd Bart of Stanhope (b 09.10.1766, d 27.05.1839) had issue
m1. (01.08.1804) Elizabeth Douglas (d 28.10.1814, dau of Dunbar Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk)
  m2. (1816) Helen Graham (d 1828, dau of Thomas Graham of Kinross)
  ((iii)) Archibald Charles Montgomery of Whim, Peebleshire (b 25.06.1771, d 1845) had issue
  m. Maria Rausch (d 02.21854)
  ((iv)) Robert Montgomery (b 05.06.1775, d 02.12.1854) had issue
  m. (24.04.1817) Elizabeth Mason (d 29.03.1870, dau of Bryant Mason of Bushey)
  ((v)) Margaret Montgomery
  m. Robert Campbell of Kailzie (Kailzee)
((vi)) Barbara Montgomery
  m. Alexander Walter (Brigadier General)
  ((vii)) Anne Montgomery
  m. Thomas Hart of Castlemilk
  ((12) George Montgomerie
  m. Margaret Williamson (dau of Rev. W. Alexander Williamson)
  ((A)) Richard Montgomerie (Lt. Colonel)
  m. Janet Hamilton of Newton (d 1823, "cousin")
  ((i))+ issue - James George Hamilton (dsp), Elizabeth
  ((B))+ other issue - William, Vaughan
  ((3)) Nicholas Montgomerie
  m. Margaret Deans of Woodhouselee
  ((A))+ issue - Alexander, William, Hooks
  ((4)) Barbara Montgomerie
  m. Patrick Anderson
  (b) James Montgomerie (dsp(s))
  (c) Margaret Montgomerie
  m. Alexander Macleod (WS)
  (d) Jean Montgomerie
  m. William Thynne
  (e) Elizabeth Montgomerie
  m. James Ure of Shargarton (Shirgaton)
  (f) Mary Montgomerie
  m. Robert Telfer (Captain)
(i) James Montgomerie (dsp)
  (iii) Hugh Montgomerie
  (a)+ issue - Robert, Henry, William
  (iv) Helen Montgomerie
  m. John Rowat in Glasgow
  (v) Margaret Montgomerie
  m. James Hamilton of Newton (d 1724)
  (B) Agnes Montgomerie
  m1. Thomas Baxter of Shrinston
  (i) Elizabeth Baxter
  m1. (1626) John Montgomerie, younger of Brigend (dvp before 1647)
  m2. James Crawford of Newark
  m2. (20.01.1614) George Montgomerie of Kirktonholme (of family of Skelmorlie)
  (C)+ other issue - Adam (d Worcester 1651, Captain), William (to Poland, dsp), Barbara
  B. Sir John Montgomerie of Keithedis, Hesylheads, Bangrey, etc.

Main source(s): "GH" = 'A Genealogical History of The Family of Montgomery' (Thomas Harrison Montgomery, 1863, p145+), 'Baronage of Scotland' (Sir Robert Douglas, by 1770?, 'Montgomery of Macbeth Hill' p525+), BEB1841 ('Montgomery of Magbie Hill') with some support from BP1934 ('Purvis-Russell-Montgomery')
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