'Preston02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Preston of Fernton, Preston of Gorton, Preston of Valleyfield

James Preston, 1st of Valleyfield (a 1544)
m. Margaret Home (dau of Home of Prendergast)
1. Archibald Preston, 2nd of Valleyfield
  m. Giles Semple (dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
  A. Sir James Preston, 3rd of Valleyfield
  m. (1567) Jean Erskine (dau of James Erskine of Little Sauchie)
i. Sir John Preston, 4th of Valleyfield
  m. Grizel Colville (dau of Alexander Colville, Commendator of Culross)
  a. James Preston (dsp)
  b. Sir George Preston, 1st Bart of Valleyfield (d 26.11.1679)
  m. (1634) Marion Sempill (dau of Hugh Sempill, 5th Lord, by Anne Hamilton)
(1) Sir William Preston, 2nd Bart of Valleyfield (d before 1705)
  m. (1662) Anne Lumsden (dau of Sir James Lumsden of Innergelly)
  (A) Sir George Preston, 3rd Bart of Valleyfield (b c1670, d 09.1741)
  m. (1701) Agnes Muirhead (dau of Patrick Muirhead of Rashyhill)
  (i) Sir George Preston, 4th Bart of Valleyfield (d 02.03.1779)
  m. (1725/1730) Anne Cochrane (d 07.11.1779, dau of William Cochrane of Ochiltree by Mary Bruce)
(a) Patrick Preston (dvp 25.04.1776, Major)
  m. Catherine Menzies (b 12.01.1745, dau of John Menzies of Ferntower or Fernton)
  ((1)) Ann Preston, later Preston-Menzies-Campbell of Valleyfield & Fernton (dsp 28.05.1847)
  m. (04.08.1810) Sir David Baird, 1st Bart (b 06.12.1757, dsp 18.08.1829, General)
  ((2)) Catherine Preston of Valleyfield and Fernton (d unm 06.04.1855)
  (b) Sir Charles Preston, 5th Bart of Valleyfield (b c1735, d unm 23.03.1800, Major, MP)
  (c) George Preston (d 1797)
  ((1)) Anne Preston of Valleyfield & Fernton (dsp 02.09.1862)
m. (06.10.1821) Sir John Hay, 6th Bart of Smithfield and Haystoun (b 03.08.1788, dsp 01.11.1838)
  (d) Sir Robert Preston, 6th Bart of Valleyfield (b 21.04.1740, dsp 07.05.1834)
  m. Elizabeth Brown (d before 07.1834, dau of George Brown of Stockton)
  (e) Mary Preston
  m. (16.08.1774) Robert Wellwood of Garvock
  The following comes from BLG1952 (Campbell-Preston of Ardchattan).
  ((1)) Robert Wellwood of Garvock
  ((A)) Isabella Wellwood (d 1843)
  m. (1800) Robert Clarke of Comrie Castle
  ((B)) Mary Wellwood
  m. Laurence Johnson of Sands
  ((2)) Andrew Wellwood
  ((3)) Elizabeth Wellwood
  m. Allan Maconochie of Meadowbank (b 1748, d 1816, judge as Lord Meadowbank)
  (f)+ other issue - Alexander (dsp), Agnes
(B) Marion Preston
  m. (13.09.1703) Sir Robert Anstruther, 1st Bart of Balcaskie (bpt 24.09.1658, d 03.1737)
  (2) George Preston (b 1660, d 07.07.1748, General, CIC Scotland)
  (3) Anne Preston
  m1. (1661) Laurence Oliphant of Gask (d 1672)
  m2. James Hay of Pitfour
  (4) Mary Preston
  m. (1665) John Colville (d c1677-8, reverend)
  (5) Isabel Preston probably of this generation
  m. Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour (d before 03.05.1699)
  c. Robert Preston of Gorton (d 10.1674, Lord of Session as Lord Preston)
  m1. Isabella Dundas (of Arniston family)
  m2. Margaret Bothwell (dau of Alexander Bothwell of Glencross)
Not sure which wife was mother of which child though TSP (Holyroodhouse) reports that Margaret did have issue.
  (1) Robert Preston
  (A) son (d young)
  (2) William Preston of Gorton (d 1733, Major, 5th son)
  m. (1709) Mary Ramsay (b 1682, dau of Sir John Ramsay of Whitehill)
  (A) John Preston of Gorton
  m. Agnes Lindsay wife of John and presumed mother of ...
  (i) William Preston (dvp)
  (ii) John Preston of Gorton (d unm)
  (iii) Euphemia Preston
  m. Sir Robert Preston, 6th Bart of Valleyfield @@ just below
(B) George Preston (d 07.02.1785, General)
  m. Lucy Johnstone (dau of James Johnstone, Secretary of State)
  (i) Sir Robert Preston of Lutton (Lincolnshire) & Bath (Somerset), 7th Bart of Valleyfield (b 03.01.1757, d 30.08.1846)
  m. (c1780) Euphemia Preston (dau of John Preston of Gorton) @@ just above
  (a) Sir Robert Preston of Lutton & Bath, 8th Bart of Valleyfield (b c1780, dsp 23.10.1858, Colonel)
  m. (1826) _ Deane (b c1779, d 15.12.1867, dau of Charles Deane of London, widow of _ Williams)
(b) Sir Henry Preston, 9th Bart of Valleyfield (b 18.02.1789, d unm 25.11.1873)
  (c) Lucy Ann Preston (d 13.09.1858)
  m. Thomas Boswell of Blackadder
  (C) Margaret Preston probably of this generation
  m. Robert Bothwell (bpt 18.03.1705)
  (3)+ 4 sons (dsp) - John, Alexander, Charles, George
  d. Katherine (or Jean) Preston
  m. Robert Bruce of Blairhall
  e. Mary Preston
  m. George Bruce of Carnock (d 1643)
  f. daughter
  B. Barbara Preston
  m1. (before 30.04.1569) Robert Sempill, Master of Sempill (b c1522, dvp before 16.12.1569)
  m2. Sir Robert Mure of Caldwell
2. Margaret Preston
  m. John Makgill (dvp c1552)

Main source(s): BP1870 ('Preston') with some support from TCB (vol 2, 'Preston of Valleyfield', p425+)
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