'Sandilands01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Sandilands of Abercrombie, Sandilands of Calder, Sandilands of Cruvie, Sandilands of St. Monance (Monans), Sandilands of Sandilands, Sandilands of Slammanan, Sandilands of Torphichen

                               
Sir James of Sandilands (d 1358)
m. (c1349) Eleanor Douglas (dau of Sir Archibald Douglas of Liddesdale, Cavers, etc., Regent of Scotland)
1. Sir James Sandilands of Calder
  m. (1384) Jean Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots)
  A. Sir James Sandilands of Calder (d before 07.12.1426)
  m. Jonet
  i. Sir John Sandilands of Calder (d by 1487, 1439 ?)
  m. Christian Dundas (dau of James Dundas of Dundas)
  a. John Sandilands (b c1431, d 21.08.1451)
b. Sir James Sandilands of Calder (d before 1505)
  m1. Margaret Kinloch (dau/heir of John de Kinloch of Cruvie) see here for a possible link
  (1) John Sandilands (dvp before 13.02.1493-4)
  m. Elizabeth Scrymgeour (dau of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee)
  (A) Sir James Sandilands of Calder (b c1482, d 12.1559)
m. (before 02.1507-8) Marion Forrester (dau of Archibald Forester, 5th of Corstorphine)
  (i) John Sandilands of Calder (d 12.1559/c1565)
  m1. (mcrt 17.10.1524) Margaret Barton (dau of Sir Robert Barton of Over Barnton, High Treasurer)
  (a) Sir James Sandilands of Calder (d 17.02.1576-7)
  m. Jean Ross (dau of James Ross, 4th Lord)
  ((1)) James Sandilands of Calder, 2nd Lord Torphichen (b c1574, d 08.1617)
  He inherited the title from his great-uncle James, below.
  m1. (mcrt 01.08.1595) Elizabeth Heriot (dau of James Heriot of Trabroun)
  m2. Mary Somerville (dau of Gilbert Somerville, 7th Lord)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Sandilands
  m. John Mowbray (son of John of Barbougle)
(b) Margaret Sandilands
  m. (mcrt 27.03.1574) Henry Drummond of Riccarton
  (c) Eupham Sandilands
  m2. (mcrt 24.05.1560) Johanna Fleming (dau of Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord)
  (d) Sir James Sandilands of Slammanan (a 1602)
  m1. Jean Crauford
  ((1)) Sir James Sandilands of Slammanan
  m2. Barbara Napier (a 1602)
((2))+ other issue - John, Frederick, Elizabeth
  (e) Mary Sandilands
  m. (mcrt 15.07.1586) Joseph Douglas of Pumpherston
  (ii) James Sandilands, 1st Lord Torphichen (dsp 29.09.1579)
  m. Janet Murray (d 29.11.1596, dau of William Murray of Polmaise)
  His title passed to his elder brother's grandson above.
  (iii) Alison Sandilands (d 21.10.1584)
  m. John Cockburn of Ormiston
  (iv) Margaret Sandilands
  m1. Sir James Dundas, 16th of Dundas (d 1553)
  m2. (1560) William Wauchope of Niddry Marshal
  (v) Agnes Sandilands
  m. James Drummond
(B) Alison Sandilands
  m. (before 28.04.1508, sp) Sir Alexander Boswell, 3rd of Balmuto (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  (2) Christian Sandilands
  m1. David Hepburn of Wauchton (a 11.1493)
  m2. Andrew Anstruther of that ilk (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m2. Margaret Ker (d before 09.07.1532, dau of Andrew Ker of Cessford and Auldtounburn)
  The following is partly supported by 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p234+).
  (3) James Sandilands of Cruvie & St. Monans (d before 28.05.1534)
  m. Catherine Scott (dau of Sir William Scott, 7th of Balwearie)
  (A) James Sandilands of Cruvie & St. Monance (d 02.11.1585-6)
  m1. (before 1549) Elizabeth Meldrum (d 1585, possibly dau of Alexander Meldrum of Seggie)
TSP (Abercrombie) does not indicate which wife bore James's children. The only wife shown by BE1883 is Elizabeth Meldrum who is shown as the mother of his sons plus daughter Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Boswell of Balmuto, who is not shown by TSP, whom we show below as Isobel consistently with what is shown in BLG1952 (Boswell formerly of Balmuto) although that describes her father as John Sandilands, 2nd of Cruvie. Wood mentions only the marriage with Elizabeth Meldrum but identifies her as mother of James, Andrew & Peter.
  (i) James Sandilands (dvp 29.03.1580)
  m1. (mcrt 21.05.1561) Elizabeth Beaton (dau of Robert Beaton, 3rd of Creich)
  (a) Elizabeth Sandilands (a 1590)
  (b) ? Marjory Sandilands (d 19.05.1588)
  m. John Ramsay of Brackmonth
  m2. (mcrt 09.09.1569) Isabel Strang (dau of John Strang of Balcaskie, m2. Ninian Bonar of Keltie)
  (c) William Sandilands of Petlair & St. Monance (b c1572, d 10.1644)
  m. (before 06.1593) Jean Bothwell (d 10.02.1625, dau of John Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney)
  ((1)) Sir James Sandilands (b c1602?, dvp 1644)
  m. (08.1620) Agnes Carnegie (d 07.1637, dau of Sir David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk)
  ((A)) Sir James Sandilands, 1st Lord Abercrombie (b c1621, a 1666)
  m1. (mcrt 04.08.1643) Jean Lichtoun (dau of Patrick Lichtoun or Leighton of Dunninald)
((i)) James Sandilands, 2nd Lord Abercrombie (b 1644, d unm 1681)
  ((ii)) Anna Sandilands (b 1645)
  m2. (1664) Christian Fletcher
  ((B)) Marjory Sandilands (d 1689) who apparently married ...
  m. David Lyell of Balhall (b 1634, d 03.1696, minister)
  ((C))+ other issue - David, George, Margaret, Catherine
  ((2)) Mary Sandilands
  m. John Corstorphin of Nydie
  ((3)) Margaret Sandilands (b c1597)
  m. Sir James Learmonth of Balcomie (d 26.06.1657, Lord of Session)
  ((4)) Christian or Katherine Sandilands
  TSP (Abercrombie) reports that it was Christian who married Adam Bothwell but TSP (Holyroodhouse) names Adams' wife as Katherine.
  m. Adam Bothwell of Pitcaly/Pitcally
((5)) Jean Sandilands --
  This is possibly the 'Janet Sandilands of St. Monance' who married ...
  m. Stephen Duddingston of Sandford (d soon after 1636) --
  ((6))+ other issue - William, Andrew, John, Catherine (or Christian), Elizabeth
  (d) Christian Sandilands --
  Presumed to be the Christina Sandilands, sister of William of St. Monance, who married ...
  m. Walter Heriot, 5th of Ramornie (d c1637) --
  (e)+ other issue - Andrew, Margaret
(ii) Thomas Sandilands (a 1587)
  (iii) Peter Sandilands of North Pittedie
  (iv) Andrew Sandilands
  m. Euphemia Kinninmont
  (v) John Sandilands
  m. Elizabeth Ogilvy (dau of Patrick Ogilvy of Inchmartin)
  (vi) David Sandilands
  (vii) Janet Sandilands (b 1544)
  m. (mcrt 11.12.1560) James Learmonth of Dairsie (b 1541, a 1593)
  (viii) Grisel Sandilands
  m. (mcrt 25.08.1565) John Strang of Balcaskie
(ix) Isobel/Elizabeth Sandilands
  m. (before 12.12.1582) Sir John Boswell, 5th of Balmuto (b 1547, d 1610)
  m2. (by 1566) Janet Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 3rd Lord Gray)
  m3. (mcrt 19.10.1582) Elizabeth Ramsay (dau of William Ramsay of Brackmonth)
  (B) John Sandilands (d 21.05.1583, parson of Hawick)
  m. Janet Craig (dau of Robert Craig in Edinburgh)
  (i) Margaret Sandilands
  (C) Elizabeth Sandilands named Mary by 'East Neuk of Fife'
  m. Sir David Forrester, 4th of Garden
  (D) Helen Sandilands
  m. George Towers of Inverleith
(E) Barbara Sandilands
  m. (01.1556-7, div 15.01.1564-5) John Forbes, 5th of Rires
  p. Patrick Hunter of Balcarres
  Not mentioned by TSP but possibly of this generation was this 'daughter of Sir John Sandilands of Cruvie'.
  (F) Jonet Sandilands
  m. David Barclay, 5th of Colairnie (d Pinkie 1547)
  (4) John Sandilands of Gartcarron (d before 10.05.1521)
  (5) Peter Sandilands (d before 04.15.1549, rector of Calder)
  (6) Margaret Sandilands shown a generation later by 'East Neuk of Fife' --
  m1. Robert Bruce of Auchinbowie
  m2. (before 10.07.1525) Laurence Oliphant, 3rd Lord (b c1505, d 29.03.1566) --
  (7) daughter
  m. William Dishington, fiar of Ardross
  Also a "daughter of Sir James Sandilands of Calder" (mother unknown), "probably of St. Monans", although she may be a generation out, was ...
  (8) (Alison) Sandilands --
  m1. John Ramsay (dvp Flodden 1513)
  m2. Sir William Forbes, 2nd of Rires --
  ii. James Sandilands (d 21.08.1451)
2. Patrick de Sandilands
  m. Isabella (relict of John de Lindsay)

Main source(s): TSP (Torphichen), BP1934 (Torphichen), TSP (Abercrombie), BE1883 (Abercrombie)
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