'Porterfield1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Porterfield of Duchal, Porterfield of Fullwood, Porterfield of Hapland, Porterfield of Porterfield

                               
We have yet to find a convincing source to cover the early generations of this family.
Walter de Porter (a 1180) possibly father of ...
1. ?? de Porter possibly father or grandfather of ...
  A. John Porter (a 1262) possibly father or grandfather of ...
  i. ?? Porter possibly father of ...
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  a. ?? Porter
  (1) Stephen Porter (a 1362) "one of (the above) John's successors", father of ...
  (A) Robert de Porterfield (a 1398) possibly father of ...
(i) ?? Porter possibly father of ...
  (a) John Porterfield of Porterfield (a 1460) descended from the above Robert
  ((1)) John Porterfield of Porterfield
  m. Catherine Mackgrigor (dau of Patrick Mackgrigor of Ardinconel)
  ((A)) William Porterfield, younger of that ilk possibly of this generation
  m. (1506) Isobel Cuninghame dau of William Cuninghame of Glengarnock)
  ((B)) Robert Porterfield of Porterfield (a 1500) successor to John
  m. Isobel Maxwel ("a daughter of the house of Newark")
  ((i)) Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield (dspm)
  ((i)) John Porterfield of Porterfield, 1st of Buchal (a 1544, d 1575) - continued below
  m1. Beatrix Cunningham (dau of William Cunningham of Craigends)
  m2. Jean Knox (dau of _ Knox of Ranfurly)
  ((2)) Thomas Porterfield possibly fits here
  m. Janet Kinninmonth (b after c1475, dau of Andrew Kinninmonth 'of that ilk' of Craighall)

 

 

John Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield, 1st of Duchal (a 1544, d 1575) - continued above
m1. Beatrix Cunningham (dau of William Cunningham of Craigends)
1. William Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield & Duchal (d 1612)
  m. (1565) Isobel Cunninghame (dau of John Cunninghame of Glengarnock by Margaret, dau of Lord Fleming)
  A. Alexander Porterfield (dvp)
  m. Agnes Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk)
i. Alexander Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield & Duchal (d 1675)
  m. Anna Blair (dau of John Blair of that ilk by Isobel, dau of Thomas, Lord Boyd)
  a. John Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield & Duchal (d 1690)
  m. Jean Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton of Broomhill)
(1) William Porterfield (dvp)
  m. (1671) Annabel Stewart (dau of Sir John Stewart of Ardgowan & Blackhall)
  (A) Alexander Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield & Blacksolme (d before 14.11.1743)
  m1. (1694) Catherine Boyd (dau of William Boyd, 1st Earl of Kilmarnock who d 03.1692)
Catherine was the mother of at least William. It is presumption that she, not Margaret, was mother of the other children also.
  (i) William Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield (dsp 06.11.1752)
  m. Julian Steel (dau of Rev. William Steele of Lochmaben)
  (ii) Alexander Porterfield
  m. _ Jollie ("an Irish lady")
  (a) Boyd Porterfield 'of that ilk' of Porterfield (d 1795)
  m. Christian Cuninghame (dau of Alexander Cuninghame of Craigends)
  ((1)) Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield (d unm 1815)
  ((2)) Margaret Porterfield
  m. (19.03.1765) Houstoun Stewart, later Stewart-Nicolson of Carnock (d 1785)
  ((3)) Camilla Porterfield
  m. Boyd Alexander of Southbarr (dsp 1825)
  ((4)) Christian Porterfield
  m. F. Fotheringham
((5)) Anne Porterfield
  m. Thomas Paterson (Colonel)
  ((6))+ other issue - Boyd (d 1780-1, Captain), William (d infant), Catherine
  (iii) Robert Porterfield (dvp)
  (iv) Jean Porterfield
  m. James Corbett of Tolcross
  (v) Eupham Porterfield
m. Emanuel Walker (collector of customs at Port Glasgow)
  (vi) Catherine Porterfield
  m. James Baird in Glasgow
  m2. (by 1735) Margaret (dau/widow of _ Campbell)
(B) Anna Porterfield probably of this generation
  m. Gavin Ralston of that ilk
  (2) Alexander Porterfield of Fullwood
  The following comes from 'The History of the Shire of Renfrew' by George Crawfurd ("continued to the present Period" by William Semple, 1782, second section, p110).
  m. Marion Cunningham (bpt 08.1659, dau of Alexander Cunningham of Craigends)
  (A) John Porterfield (dvp)
  m. Jean Finlayson (dau/heir of Alexander Finlayson of Boghall)
  (i) Mary Porterfield probably the Mary who married ...
  m. John Lockhart of Lee (dsp 1788)
  (ii) Marion Porterfield who married ...
  m. Archibald Bertram of Nisbet & Kersewell (b 1714, d 1768)
  (iii) Jean Porterfield (3rd daughter)
m. (06.04.1756) John Wallace of Glasgow
  (iv) Catharine Porterfield (d 15.03.1807) who married ...
  m. (13.01.1755) Sir William Lockhart, 3rd Bart of Carstairs (d 1758)
  (v)+ other issue - 3 sons (d young), Janet, Anne
  (B) Alexander Porterfield of Fullwood (d 1776)
  (C) Robert Porterfield in Edinburgh (doctor)
(i) daughter
  (3) Anne Porterfield sb daughter of George, Provost of Glasgow?
  m. James Hamilton of Aikenhead
  (4) Margaret Porterfield
  m. Archibald Crawfurd of Achinames
  (5) Jean Porterfield (d 12.1658) probably of this generation, see possible alternative below ###
  m. Robert Hamilton of Torrance
b. William Porterfield of Quarreltoun probably the William who married ...
  m. Agnes Mure (dau of William Mure, 2nd of Glanderston)
  c. Alexander Porterfield possibly the Alexander Porterfield (d 12.1658) who married ...
  m. Margaret Pollok (dau of Robert Pollok, later Hutcheson of Auchengray & Caldercruicks) wife of Alexander, possibly mother of ...
  (1) Alexander Porterfield in Glasgow (chirugion)
d. Grissel Porterfield
  m. John Semple of Fulwood
  B. Jean Porterfield
  m1. Alexander Cunningham of Waterstoun
  m2. Sir William Mure of Rouallan
  C. Mary (or Marion?) Porterfield
  m. Alexander Cuninghame, 4th of Corsehill (d 05.1646)
  D. Marion Porterfield
  m. Patrick Maxwell of Dargevell
m2. Jean Knox (dau of ?? Knox of Ranfurly)
2. Gabriel Porterfield of Blairlin (a 1568)
  A. ?? Porterfield of Hapland possibly of this generation
  m. Jean Douglas (b after 1609, dau of James Douglas (by Jean Anstruther), m1. Patrick Edmonston of Wolmet m3. Cunninghame of Dankeith)
  The following comes from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol II, 1852, 'Porterfield of Hapland' p51-52). Supposed to have been the son of the Gabriel who was son of John of that ilk by Jean Knox was ...
  B. Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland
  m. (after 01.1618) Mariot Crawfurd (sister of George Crawfurd of Liffnorris)
  i. Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland (d before 1648)
  m. Jean Maxwell
  a. John Porterfield of Hapland (a 1649, dsp)
b. Alexander Porterfield of Hapland (a 1653) presumed father of ...
  (1) Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland presumed father of ...
  (A) Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland
  m. (1720) Elizabeth Cunningham (dau of ?? Cunningham of Craigends)
  (i) Alexander Porterfield of Hapland (d unm 1765/1770)
  (ii) Johanna Porterfield
  m. (1770) Thomas Trotter of Mortonhall
  (iii) Margaret Porterfield
  m. (1751) John Hamilton of Barr in Lochwinnoch
  (iv) Lillias Porterfield
  m. William Sommerville of Kennox
  (v) daughter
  m. "a common tradesman"
  c. Elizabeth Porterfield
  m. Hugh Peeblis (a 1650, minister at Lochwinnoch)
  (1) Marion Peeblis
m. (before 1687) James Cochrane of Mainshill
  (2) Jean Peeblis
  m. John Wallace of Neilstounsyde
  (3) Catharine Peeblis
  m. (1681) Matthew Hammill of Roughwood
  (4) daughter
  m. Alexander Cunynghame of Cairncurran in Kilmalcolm
  (5)+ 2 others (bur 1656)
  d. Mariot (or Mary?) Porterfield
  m. (08.02.1635) Robert Fergushill of that ilk
  ii. Jean Porterfield
  Paterson reports that Jean, wife of Robert Hamilton of Torrence, "was probably" of this generation. We show her above ###.
3. John Porterfield of Greenend
Of this generation, but uncertain on who was her mother, was ...
4. Elizabeth or Helen Porterfield (d 1573)
  m. Sir James Maxwell of Calderwood (d 1622)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'A History of the County of Renfrew from the Earliest Times' by William Metcalfe (1905, pp114-5) with some input/support from 'The History of the Shire of Renfrew' by George Crawfurd ("continued to the present Period" by George Robertson, 1818, p62+)
(2) For lower section : 'The History of the Shire of Renfrew' by George Crawfurd ("continued to the present Period" by George Robertson, 1818, pp63-64 & 402) with input/support as reported above
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