'Ralston1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ralston of Ralston, Ralston of Tower Hill, Ralston of Warwickhill

According to Crawfurd's Renfrewshire, this family is derived from Ralph, a younger son of one of the Earls of Fife, whose lands in Renfrewshire were called Ralphstoun, hence Ralston, from at least the late 13th century.
1. John de Ralstoune, Bishop of Dunkeld, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland (a 1444)
2. ?? (Bishop/Treasurer John was succeeded by his nephew ...
  A. William de Ralstoune of that ilk
  m. Elizabeth Mure (dau of Sir John Mure of Caldwell)
i. Thomas de Ralstoune of that ilk (a 1505)
  a. Thomas de Ralstoune of that ilk (a 1527)
  b. Hugh de Ralstoune of that ilk (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Janet Whiteford (cousin, dau of Adam Whiteford of that ilk)
  (1) Hugh de Ralstoune of that ilk
  m. Janet Hamilton (dau of James (Robert?) Hamilton of Torrance)
(A) Gavin Ralston (dvp)
  m. (1575) Jean Ker (dau of Robert Ker of Kersland)
  (i) William Ralston of Ralston
  m. Barbara Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Udston)
  (a) William Ralston of Ralston (b 1610, d 1691)
  William must have married twice. BLG1852 identifies Jean as mother of Gavin and BLG1886 (Alexander of Southbar) identifies Ursula as mother of Jean. The order of the marriages is unknown. Crawfurd reports that there were childen (plural) by Ursula.
  m1/2. Ursula Mure (dau of William Mure of Glanderston) reported by Crawfurd
  ((1)) Jean Ralstoun
  m. (1677) Claud Alexander of Newton (b 1645, d 1703)
  m2/1. Jean Dunlop (dau of Dunlop of Dunlop) reported by BLG1852
((2)) Gavin Ralston of that ilk (d 1729?)
  m. (mcrt 25.02.1671) Jean Mure (d by 1674, sister of Sir William Mure, Bart of Rowallan)
  ((A)) Gavin Ralston of that ilk
  m. Anna Porterfield (dau of William Porterfield of that ilk)
  ((i)) William Ralston of that ilk (d c1745)
  m. Marion Ewing (dau of David Ewing, minister of Calder)
  ((a)) Gavin Ralston of that ilk
  m. Annabella Pollock (b 1736, d 31.08.1826, dau of James Pollock of Arthurlie)
  (((1))) Annabella Ralston
  m. Hugh Crawfurd of Greenock
  (((2))) Jane Ralston
  m. Col. Stoddart
  ((b)) Margaret Ralston
  m. John Fleming (minister, Kilmacolm)
  ((c)) Ann Ralston
  m. William Caldwell in/of Yardfoot
  ((ii)) Ursula Ralston
  m. Robert Barr of Treearn or Treehorn
  ((iii)) Annabella Ralston
m. James Maxwell of Williamwood
  ((iv)) Jean Ralston
  m. John Sheddan of Roughwood
  ((v)) Catherine Ralston
  m. John Fullarton of Dalry (minister)
  (b) Ursula Ralston possibly of this generation
  m. (1663) Sir John Hamilton of Halcraig (d 03.1706, Lord of Session as Lord Halcraig)
  (B) William Ralston
  (i) John Ralston of Honeybog
  m. Eliza Graeme
  (a) William Ralston
  m. Jane Ralston (dau of Robert Ralston of Auchengrammont)
  ((1)) Robert Ralston
  ((A)) William Henry Ralston of Warwickhill
  ((B)) ?? Ralston
  ((i)) Alexander Macdougall Ralston of Warwickhill
  ((2)) Gavin Ralston of Auchengrammont
  ((3)) William Ralston of Tower Hill (major)
  ((A)) John Ralston of Tower Hill

Main source(s): BLG1852 (Ralston of Ralston), Crawfurd's Renfrewshire
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