'Neven1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Neven of Gremasta, Neven of Luning, Neven of Scousburgh, Neven of Windhouse

Adam Neven of Scousburgh in Duinrossness, Shetland (to Shetland in 1575)
m. Barbara Sinclair (dau of Olave Sinclair of Havera)
1. John Neven of Scousburgh (d 1619)
  m. Janet Sinclair (dau of Malcolm Sinclair of Quendale, vicar of Dunrossness)
A. James Neven of Scousburgh (d 1638)
  m. Martha Pitcairn (dau of James Pitcairn, minister of Northmaven)
  i. Ninian Neven of Scousburgh 'of Windhouse' (d 1662)
  m. Ursilla Edmonston (d 08.12.1646)
a. Gilbert Neven of Scousburgh (d 14.07.1694)
  m. Katherine Umphray (dau of William Umphray, minister of Bressay)
  (1) William Neven of Windhouse (d 09.08.1700)
m1. (1689) Barbara Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy of Kermuik)
  (A) Elizabeth Neven
  m. John Sinclair
  m2. (1695) Katherine Mitchell (dau of John Mitchell of Berrie)
(B) Charles Neven of Windhouse (d 1730)
  m1. (sp) Jean Mitchell (dau of Sir John Mitcehll of Westshore, Bart)
  m2. (1718) Margaret Bruce (dau of John Bruce of Symbister)
  (i) William John Neven of Windhouse (d 1751)
  m. Margaret Gifford (dau of Thomas Gifford of Busta)
(a) Elizabeth Neven (b 1741, d 1750)
  (ii) Robert Alexander Neven of Windhouse
  m. (1758) Janet Spence (dau of Ninian Spence of Vatser)
  (a) Janet Neven (b 01.01.1761, dsp)
  m. (01.03.1803) David Spence of Gardie
  (b) Elizabeth Neven (d 1817)
  m. John Ross of Scarpoe
  (c) Margaret Neven (b 1764, d unm 1843)
  (d) Ann Neven (b 07.05.1765, d 1831)
  m. (08.1796) Basil Spence of Cullivoe
  (e) Charlotte Neven (b 1767)
  m. William Hoseason
  (iii) Margaret Neven (b 21.11.1723, d 01.10.1807)
  m. (07.04.1748) William Hay ("ancestor of Hayfield")
  (iv) Ann Barbara Neven (b 23.04.1726, d 01.10.1806)
  m. (1747) Robert Anderson (d 18.09.1777, minister of Mid & South Yell)
  (a) Barbara Anderson (b 03.04.1755)
  m. (21.04.1782) Patrick Mowat
  (b)+ other issue - David (b 02.03.1749), Ellison (b 12.04.1751), Charles (b 26.12.1753), William (b 05.01.1757), David (b 16.07.1760), Margaret (b 20.01.1750), Margaret (b 07.05.1752), Elizabeth (b 03.04.1755)
  (v) Charlotte Neven (bpt 24.06.1729)
  m. Thomas Ogilvy ("ancestor of Seafield')
  (vi)+ other issue - Charlotte (bpt 27.09.1727, d infant), Catherine (b 13.10.1731, d unm 1810)
(C) Gilbert Neven (d 1730, youngest son)
  m. Anne Scott (dau of _ Scott of Voesgarth)
  (D) Anna Neven
  m. Gilbert Scott
  (E)+ other issue - William, James (shipmaster)
(2) Ninian Neven of Scousburgh (d 12.12.1712)
  Ninian's daughter Mary is identified as child of the 2nd marriage. We presume that the other children were by ...
  m1. (16.12.1692) Helen Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Quendale)
  (A) Gilbert Neven, last of Scousburgh (d 1743)
  m. (1728) Barbara Dick (dau of William Dick of Fracafield)
  (i) James Neven (bpt 01.01.1742, d infant)
  (ii) Helen Neven (d 1808)
  m. (1752) Robert Mitchell (shipmaster)
  (B) Robert Neven
  m. (1743) Elizabeth Buchan (dau of James Buchan, minister of Northmaven)
  (i)+ issue - James (bpt 28.08.1744, d young), Peter, Jean
  (C) Barbara Neven
  m. (1728) Laurence Sinclair of North Roe
  (D) Ursula Neven
  m. Patrick Umphray of Sand
  (E)+ other issue - William, Andrew, John
m2. (04.10.1709) Katherine Graeme (dau of James Graeme of Graemeshall)
  (H) Mary Neven (d before 31.03.1748)
  (3) James Neven
  m. Janet Edmonston
  (A) Katherine Neven
  m. Robert Gray
  (4) Andrew Neven
  (5) Jean Neven
  m1. (1689) Laurence Edmonston of Hascosay
  m2. (1697) John Scott of Scarpoe
(6) Katherine Neven
  m. James Scott of Voesgarth
  (7) Martha Neven
  m. Henry Sinclair of Swining
  (8) Margaret Neven
m. Ninian Spence of Houlland
  b. Barbara Neven
  m1. David Spence of Houlland
  It appears that Barbara also married ....
  m2. Andrew Gifford of Weathersta (d 1692)
  c.+ other issue - James, Rodger, Andrew, Bessie
  ii.+ other issue - James, Adam, Ursilla
  B. John Neven of Luning (a 1632)
  m. Elizabeth Gifford
  i. John Neven of Luning (a 1674)
  m. Janet Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce of Sumburgh)
  a. Ursula Neven (a 03.1711)
  m. Andrew Neven of Gremasta (cousin) @@ just below
  a. Elizabeth Neven (a 03.1711)
  m. John Ogilvy of Stove
  ii. Andrew Neven of Gremista (Gremasta)
  Andrew is shown as married to his cousin Ursula Neven. However, that appears to have been someone of the next generation, presumably his son ...
  a. Andrew Neven of Gremasta probably of this generation
  m. Ursula Neven (dau/coheir of John Neven of Luning) @@ just above
  b. Laurence Neven of Luning & Gremasta (b 1647, d by 1682) probably of this generation
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair
  C.+ other issue - Malcolm, Ninian, Katherine
2. Katherine Neven
  m. Alexander Leslie
3.+ other issue - Ninian, James, Gilbert, Barbara

Main source(s): 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Neven of Scousburgh and Windhouse', p186+)
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