'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 Berwickshire (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) the first mentioned by 'NisbetPlates'
  m. Janet Macmath (dau of David Macmath of that ilk)
  (A) John Trotter, 2nd of Mortonhall (d 20.11.1650)
  m. Janet Morrison (dau of Henry Morrison of Edinburgh (bailie), son of John of Saughtonhall)
  (i) John Trotter, 3rd of Mortonhall (bpt 20.06.1643, d unm 1665, 2nd son)
  (ii) Henry Trotter, 4th of Mortonhall (bpt 28.07.1644, d 11.1685)
m. Marian Dalmahoy (dau of Sir Alexander Dalmahoy of that ilk, Bart)
  (a) John Trotter, 5th of Mortonhall (bpt 28.07.1667, d 28.08.1718)
  m. (1692) Elizabeth Wilkinson (dau of William Wilkinson of Thursdale)
  ((1)) Henry Trotter, 6th of Mortonhall (b 03.04.1696, d unm 02.01.1763, 2nd son)
  ((2)) John Trotter (b 14.06.1697) had issue
  m. Margaret Lewis (dau of John Lewis of Merchiston)
  ((3)) Thomas Trotter, 7th of Mortonhall (b 11.08.1702, d 19.01.1792, 4th son)
  m. (1770) Joanna Porterfield (dau of Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland)
  ((A)) John Trotter, 8th of Mortonhall (dsp 08.02.1804)
  m. (06.08.1792) Dorothea Kennedy of Ronmano (d 25.05.1803)
  ((B)) Henry Trotter, 9th of Mortonhall (dsp 12.03.1838)
  ((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 27.12.1874) 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 (b c14792, d 19.12.1877)
  m. (28.07.1813) John Cunningham (Judge as Lord Cunningham )
  ((iv)) Joanna Gordon Trotter
  m. (02.08.1838) Rev. John Morrell Mackenzie of Glasgow
  ((D)) Elizabeth Trotter
  m. (03.06.1765) William Douglas of Garvaldfoot (d 30.10.1771)
  ((i)) Joanna Douglas
  m. (03.03.1786) Sir William Dick of Prestonfield
  ((E)) Johanna Trotter
  m. (08.11.1775) Charles Gordon of Braid & Cluny (son of John by May Lindsay)
  ((F)) Marion Trotter
  m. Walter Macfarlane of Edinburgh
  ((G))+ other issue - Thomas (d 26.04.1837, WS), Gabriel (d 24.12.1790), James Cunningham (d 09.1789), Margaret, Jean (d 09.02.1821), Douglas
  ((4)) Catherine Trotter (b 07.08.1701)
  m. Duncan Campbell of Clunies
  ((5)) Elizabeth Trotter (b 11.08.1704)
  m. William Ross
  ((6)) Jean Trotter (b 19.12.1705)
  m. Robert Cairns of Leith
  ((A)) Marion Cairns
  m. William Hagart
  ((B)) Christina Cairns
  m. John Jamieson of Leith
((7))+ other issue - John (d infant?), Alexander (bpt 18.05.1698, a 1747), Elizabeth (b 30.07.1693, d young), Marion (bpt 10.08.1700), Marion (b 18.08.1703)
  (b) Alexander Trotter (bpt 19.11.1668, d unm 1697)
  (iii) Margaret Trotter
  m. Archibald Ker (Treasurer of Edinburgh)
  (iv) Marion Trotter
  m. John Oliphant (Bailie)
  (v) Katherine Trotter
  m. John Rocheid of Craigleith
  (vi) Janet Trotter (bur 19.04.1717)
  m. (mcrt 22.11.1656) Alexander Bothwell of Glencorse, 'Lord Holyroodhouse' (bur 02.09.1727)
(vii) Helen Trotter
  m. Sir Alexander Spottiswood (d 1675)
  (viii) Elizabeth Trotter (bpt 18.11.1649, d 28.03.1723)
  m. Sir William Nicolson of that ilk, 4th Bart (bur 29.01.1687)
  (ix)+ other issue - John (bpt 25.03.1628, d young), Christian, Elizabeth (bpt 31.05.1640, d infant), daughter (bpt 29.09.1645), Elizabeth (bpt 29.04.1647, d infant)
  (B) Janet Trotter
  m. James Rocheid of Craigleith
  (C) Marion Trotter
  m. _ McKean (son of _ McKean of that ilk)
  (D) Helen Trotter
  m. Alexander Aikenhead of Edinburgh
  (E) Elizabeth Trotter
  m. (1641) John Marjoribanks of Leuchie (b 1612)
  (F)+ other issue - Robert, Edward of Darnchester (d unm), Nicol (goldsmith), Charles
  (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'), 'NisbetPlates' ('Trotter of Mortonhall')
(2) For lower section : Commoners (vol IV, 'Trotter of Ballindean')
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