'Trotter02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Trotter of Catchelraw, Trotter in Edinburgh, Trotter of Mortonhall (Morton Hall)

Isabella Trotter, wife of William (son of the following Thomas), was described as "of the family of Prentannan, a near cousin" of William. This indicates that the following family was connected to the Trotters of Kettleshiel shown on Trotter01.
Thomas Trotter of Foulshaw, Catchelraw, Kilnhill, etc. in Berwiskshire (d after 1405)
1. William Trotter of Catchelraw (a 1450)
  m. Isabella Trotter (of the family of Prentannan, "a near cousin")
  A. Thomas Trotter of Catchelraw
  m. (1490) Jean Hepburn (of the family of Wauchton)
  BLG1886/1952 show that there were 28 years between the date Thomas & Jean married and the date their "son" Robert was born. We suspect that a generation has been missed out.
  i. ?? Trotter (dvp?) presumed intermediary generation
  a. Robert Trotter of Catchelraw (b 1518)
  m. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Robert Sinclair of Longformacus)
  (1) Thomas Trotter of Catchelraw had issue
(2) Robert Trotter
  (A) George Trotter (dsp)
  (3) John Trotter, 1st of Morton Hall or Mortonhall in Midlothian (b 1553, d 1641)
  m. Janet Macmath (dau of David Macmath of that ilk)
  (A) John Trotter, 2nd of Mortonhall (d 1651)
m. Janet Morrison (dau of Henry Morrison, son of John of Saughtonhall)
  (i) John Trotter, 3rd of Mortonhall (b c1639, d unm 1665)
  (ii) Henry Trotter, 4th of Mortonhall (b c1643, d 1685)
  m. Marian Dalmahoy (dau of Sir Alexander Dalmahoy)
  (a) John Trotter, 5th of Mortonhall (b c1667, d 1718)
  m. (1692) Elizabeth Wilkinson (dau of William Wilkinson of Tursdale)
  ((1)) Henry Trotter, 6th of Mortonhall
  ((2)) Thomas Trotter, 7th of Mortonhall
  m. (1770) Joanna Porterfield (dau of Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland)
  ((A)) John Trotter, 8th of Mortonhall (dsp 1804)
  ((B)) Henry Trotter, 9th of Mortonhall (dsp 1858)
  ((C)) Alexander Trotter (d 05.02.1825, Lt. General)
  m. (21.05.1793) Margaret Katherine Fisher (d 04.05.1834, dau of Richard Fisher of Loretto)
  ((i)) Thomas Trotter (b 21.09.1793, d Waterloo 18.06.1815)
  ((ii)) Richard Trotter of Charter Hall (Berwickshire), 10th of Mortonhall (b 23.03.1797, d 1874) had issue
m. (21.09.1836) Mary Oswald (d 11.10.1851, dau of Gen. Sir John Oswald of Dunnikier by Charlotte, dau of Charles Murray-Aynesley)
  ((iii)) Margaret Richard Fisher Trotter
  m. (1813) Lord Cunningham (Judge)
  ((iv)) Joanna Gordon Trotter
  m. (02.08.1838) Rv. John Morrell Mackenz\ie
  ((D))+ 6 daughters
  (iii) Helen Trotter probably of this generation
  m. Sir Alexander Spottiswood (d 1675)
  (iv) ElizabethTrotter (d 28.03.1723) probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Nicolson, 4th Bart of Nicolson and Lasswade (bur 29.01.1687)
  (v) Janet Trotter (bur 19.04.1717) probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 22.11.1656) Alexander Bothwell of Glencorse, 'Lord Holyroodhouse' (bur 02.09.1727)
  (vi)+ 5 daughters
  (B) ElizabethTrotter probably of this generation
  m. (1641) John Marjoribanks of Leuchie (b 1612)
  (C)+ 4 sons and 3 daughters
  (4) George Trotter (WS)



Commoners reports that the following family "is a branch of that of Morton Hall". It starts with ...
Thomas Trotter of Edinburgh (a 1745)
m. (1717) Mary Lorimer (dau of James Lorimer of Torryburn)
1. Thomas Trotter of Edinburgh (b 1724, bailie)
  m. Charlotte Knox (dau of David Knox by Isabel, dau of Robert Hepburn of Beanston)
  A. William Trotter of Ballindean (Perthshire), Lord Provost of Edinburgh (b 10.11.1772, d 16.08.1833, youngest son) had issue
  m. (03.06.1801) St. Clair Stuart Knox (dau of Robert Knox of London)
  B.+ other issue - Thomas (d 1819, Major General), David (RN), John, William (d young), Robert (surgeon), Charles (d 11.07.1819, Colonel), 4 daughters
2.+ other issue - William of Edinburgh, John (minister of Ceres in Fife, later in London)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section :
BLG1886 (Trotter of Morton Hall), BLG1952 (Trotter of Mortonhall)
(2) For lower section : Commoners (vol IV, Trotter of Ballindean)
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