'Pitcairn02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pitcairn of Forthar, Pitcairn of Pitcairn, Pitcairn of Unstoun

David Pitcairn of that ilk and of Forthar, 12th of Pitcairn (d before 1582/1593)
m. (1528) Elizabeth (or Isabella) Durie (dau of John Durie of Durie)
1. Henry Pitcairn (dvp before 1573)
  m. (1553) Christian Seton (dau of Andrew Seton of Parbroath)
  A. Janet Pitcairn (d 1585) Robert Balfour of Douan
  m. (1573)
B. Agnes Pitcairn (d before 1586)
  m. John Phira/Fyra
2. Robert Pitcairn of that ilk, 13th of Pitcairn, Secretary of State (b 1520, dsp 18.10.1584)
  m. (1581) Euphame Murray (dau of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine)
3. John Pitcairn of that ilk, 14th of Pitcairn (d 1593)
  m. Agnes Ayton
  A. Henry Pitcairn of that ilk and of Forthar, 15th of Pitcairn (d 1626)
  m. (01.05.1586) Isabella Balfour (dau of Sir Michael Balfour, 3rd of Munquhanny)
i. David Pitcairn of that ilk and of Forthar, 16th of Pitcairn (d 1653)
  m. (1611) Mariota Menteith (dau of Sir William Menteith of West Kerse)
  a. William Pitcairn of Forthar, 17th of that ilk
  m. (1638) Anna Creichton (dau of Sir David Creichton of Lugton)
  (1) Alexander Pitcairn of Forthar, 18th of that ilk (d before 06.1722)
  m. (1665) Margaret Threipland (dau (sb sister?) of Sir Patrick Threipland, Bart of Fingask)
  (A) David Pitcairn of Forthar, 19th of that ilk
  m. Agnes Douglas (dau of Sir Robert Douglas, Bart of Ardit and Glenbervie)
(i) Rev James Pitcairn of Forthar, 20th of that ilk (b 1715, d 1780)
  m. Elizabeth Axford (d 1771, dau of Sir _ Axford, Bart)
  (ii)+ other issue - Janet (b 1717), Margaret (b 1719), Clementina (b 1720), Caysham (b 1722), Elizabeth (b 1723), Dorothea (b 1724), Marion (b 1726), Agnes (b 1727)
  (B) Marion Pitcairn
  m. William Bouen of Kinettles
  (C) Margaret Pitcairn
  m. (1722) John Coll
(2) James Pitcairn (b 26.01.1648, d 1712, 5th son)
  m. (1670) Elizabeth Ruthven (d 1731, dau of Sir Francis Ruthven of Redcastle)
  (A) Alexander Pitcairn (b 1671)
  (B) David Pitcairn (b 1672, d 1757, minister)
  m. (1708) Katharine Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Wishaw)
  BP1934 (Ruthven) reports that David & Katherine had a son John who, by Elizabeth Dalrymple, had 4 sons (dsp) plus Anne. However, a site visitor (DA, 03.07.08) kindly drew our attention to a web site which reported the following (DA adding details on Alexander).
  (i) William Pitcairn (physician)
(ii) John Pitcairn (bpt 28.12.1722, d Bunker's Hill 17.06.1775, Major)
  m. Elizabeth ('Betty') Dalrymple of Dreghorn (b 1724, d 1809)
  (a) Alexander Pitcairn in London (b 1768, youngest son, barrister)
  m. Elizabeth Campbell (b14 Nov 1776, dau of Duncan Campbell by Mary Mumford)
  (b) Anne Pitcairn (b 1746)
  m. William Campbell (Commissioner of the Navy)
  (c) Katherine Pitcairn (d 24.10.1835)
  m. Charles Cochrane (Captain, son of Lord Dundonald)
  (d)+ other issue - David (physician), Robert (b c1753, d 1770, the first known European to sight the island which was named Pitcairn Island after him), William, Thomas, Clerke (d young), Katherine, Johanna (b 1757), Janet (b c1761)
  (C) Janet Pitcairn (b 1673)
  (3) Margaret (Marion) Pitcairn (b 1640)
  m. Alexander Hamilton (of Kinkell)
  (4) Catherine Pitcairn --
  m. Stephen Duddingston of Sandford (d before 1661) --
  (5)+ other issue - John, Henry, William
  b. Alexander Andrew Pitcairn, Dean of Orkney
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair, Dean of St. Andrews)
  (1) Alexander Pitcairn (principal of New College, St Andrews) ancestor of Pitcairns of Dreghorn
  ii. Robert Pitcairn
  iii. James Pitcairn of Tretton (d 1654)
  a. Henry Pitcairn
  m. (1653) dau of John Pitcairn in Unstoun (below ?)
  b. Jean Pitcairn
  m. (1665) Young Blackhall
  iv. John Pitcairn of Unstoun, later of Pitcairn (d 1652)
  John bought Pitcairn from his nephew in 1650.
  a. John Pitcairn of Unstoun and Pitcairn (dsp)
  b. Alexander Pitcairn of Kilmurks
m. Janet Sydserf (of Rochlaw)
  (1) Archibald Pitcairn of Pitcairn (b 25.12.1652, d 20.10.1713, physician and poet)
  m1. Margaret Hay (dau of Col James Hay of Pilfour)
  (A)+ issue son (d young), Anna
  m2. (1693) Elizabeth Stevenson (d 1734, dau of Sir Archibald Stevenson)
(C) Janet Pitcairn (d 07.06.1775, 3rd dau)
  m. (10.1731) Alexander Erskine, 5th Earl of Kellie (d 03.04.1756)
  (D)+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 1694), Archibald (b 1695, dsp), Andrew (b 1697, dsp), Margaret (b 1701), Agnes (b 1705)
  c. Thomas Pitcairn (b 1634)
  v. Andrew Pitcairn (d 1642, master falconer)
  a. Charles Pitcairn
  b. Janet Pitcairn
  Janet is shown by TSP (Lindsay) as daughter rather than granddaughter of Henry of that ilk.
  m. (mcrt 04.1631) David Lindsay of Kirkforthar (d c1672)
  B. Robert Pitcairn of Dounfield (d 1620)
  m. (1581) Elizabeth Gourlay
  i. Henry Pitcairn
  ii. Thomas Pitcairn
  m. (1624) Grizzell Gourlay
  C. Patrick Pitcairn (d 1620)
  D. Elizabeth Pitcairn (d 1590)
  m. (1580) John Auchmoutie
E. Isobel Pitcairn (d 1592)
  m. John Kinnear of Kinnear (?)
  F. Catherine Pitcairn (d 1576)
  m. John Arbuthnot of Mondyunes
4. Elizabeth Pitcairn
  m. Robert Ayton
5. Elspeth Pitcairn
  m. (before 1582) Andrew Kinninmonth of Craighall
6. Isabella Pitcairn
  m. John Bethune, 9th of Balfour (b 1546, dsp before 1591)
7. Barbara Pitcairn (d before 30.07.1613)
  m. (1564) Sir William Murray of Letter Bannachty (d 06.03.1588-9)
8. Alison Pitcairn
  m. Stephen Richardson

Main source(s): 'The History of the Fife Pitcairns' by Constance Pitcairn, published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1905
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