'Roberton02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Roberton (Robertoun) of Bedlay, Roberton (Robertoun) of Earnock

Bartholomew Roberton, later of Earnock
m. (mcrt 17.10.1608) Margaret Johnstone (dau of Johnstone of Waterfoot)
1. John Roberton of Earnock
  m. Christian Hamilton (dau of Sir John Hamilton of Orbiston)
  A. John Roberton of Earnock
  m. Bethia Henderson (dau of Sir John Henderson, 1st Bart of Fordell)
i. John Roberton of Earnock
  m. Anne Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Raploch)
  a. John Roberton of Earnock (Major)
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Dalziell)
  (1) James Roberton of Earnock
  (2) Anna Roberton
  m. James Gilchrist of Annsfield
  (3) Marion Roberton
  m. (12.01.1759) James Hamilton of Aikenhead
  b. William Roberton (d unm)
  ii. Christian Roberton
  m. Archibald Roberton of Bedlay @@ below
  iii. Margaret Roberton possibly of this generation
  m. (05.09.1706) John Hamilton of Fairholm (b 26.11.1679, d 14.01.1726)
  B. Anne Roberton
  m. James Chancellor, younger of Shieldhill (dsp 1704)



James Roberton, 1st of Bedlay (d 05.1664, Senator as Lord Bedlay)
The Earnock book does not give any information about Lord Bedlay's successors at Bedlay but 'The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry', published by James Macleshose in 1878, reports that "Bedlay remained the property of his descendants during five generations; but in 1786 it was judicially sold."
1. Archibald Roberton, 2nd of Bedlay (d 1723 / 08.10.1704, Commissar of Hamilton and Campsie)
  Details of Archibald, his wife & 2nd son were kindly provided by a contributor (CV, 15.10.06).
  m. (by 1674) Margaret Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Woodhall by Anne, dau of Sir James Hamilton of Broomhall)
  A. ?? Roberton of Bedlay presumed father of ...
  i. Archibald Roberton of Bedlay possibly of this generation, father of Bethia
  m. Christian Roberton (dau of John Roberton of Earnock) @@ above, wife of Archibald, presumed mother of ...
a. (James?) Roberton of Bedlay possibly the James who married ...
  m. (20.07.1727) Jean Hamilton (b c1701, d 04.1784, dau of James Hamilton of Dalzell and Orbiston) wife of James, presumed mother of ...
  (1) James Roberton of Bedlay (dsp 14.11.1798)
  b. Bethia Roberton
  m. Thomas Crawfurd of Cartsburn (d 1743)
  c. Ann Roberton possibly of this generation
  m. John Bruce, 13th of Clackmannan (d before 02.12.1724)
  B. James Roberton (d 06.1719, Principal Clerk of Session)
  m. Euphemia Burnett (dau of Sir Thomas Burnett of Crimond)
  i. Janet Roberton (d 29.05.1772)
  m. (14.02.1726) William Bruce, 8th Earl of Kincardine (d 08.09.1740)
2. Elizabeth Roberton
  m. (05.04.1654) James Dunlop, 2nd of Garnkirk (b 1633, d 1695)
3. Jean Roberton
  m. John Rae of Auchingraymount
  A. Mary Rae
  m. (15.09.1639) Robert Hamilton of Fairholm (d 1656)

Main source(s): 'Earnock and its early proprietors' by A.H. (full name not given !) in 1874
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