'Wemyss01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wemyss of Methil, Wemyss of Rires, Wemys of Unthank, Wemyss of Wemyss

Michael of Wemyss and Methil (b c1165, d c1214)
The father of John of (Wemyss and) Methil was long identified as Hugh, a younger son of Gillemichael, 3rd Earl of Fife. He has since been confirmed as Michael who may have been a senior clerk of the Earl. Michael's wife may have been a daughter of Earl Gillemichael.
1. Sir John of Wemyss and Methil (b by1202, d c1263)
  A. Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss (a 1231, d c1320)
  m. (?) heiress of Sir David Lochore
  i. Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss (d c1330)§D
  There is some uncertainty on which wife was the mother of which child.
  m1. Annabel Sinclair (d before 1304, dau of Sir William Sinclair of Roslin)
  a. Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss (d c1342)
  (1) Margaret Wemyss
  m. Sir John Inchmartin of that ilk
  (A) Isabel Inchmartin (d c1399)
  m. (before 1362) Sir Allan Erskine of Inchture and Inchmartin (d 05.1400)
  (2) daughter --
  m. John Livingston of Drumry and East Wemyss (a 1364) --
  (3) daughter
  (4) daughter --
m. Roger de Bosvil, 1st of Balgregie --
  m2. (by 1304) Marjory Ramsay (dau of Walter Ramsay)
  b. Sir John Wemyss (d c1392)
  (1) ?? Wemyss (This branch is still being investigated)
  (A) Sir John Wemyss of Leuchars, Kincaldrum, Reres and Methil (d c1428)
  (i) Duncan Wemyss of Reres
  m. (c1399) Elizabeth Erskine (dau of Sir Thomas Erskine of that ilk)
(a) Sir Thomas Wemyss of Rires
  Sir Thomas is assumed to be son of Duncan and Michael and Patrick are assumed to be his sons.
  ((1)) Michael Wemyss
  ((A)) Elizabeth Wemyss --
  m. Sir Arthur Forbes, 1st of Rires --
  ((2)) Sir Patrick Wemyss of Rires
  ((A)) Margaret Wemyss --
  m. Sir John Forbes, 4th of Pitsligo (d c1496) --
  (ii) Alexander Wemyss of Kilmany (d 1418) ancestor of Wemyss of Lathocker
  (iii) Michael Wemyss of Pitmiddil (a 1432, dvp)
  m2. Isabel Erskine (d before 1427, dau of Sir Allan Erskine of Inchture and Inchmartin)
  (iv) David Wemyss of Methil and Wemyss (d before 09.1430)
  m. Christian Douglas (a 1465)
(a) John Wemyss of Wemyss (b c1425, d 1502)
  m1. (before 1448, div 1489) Margaret Livingston (d c1494, dau of Sir Robert Livingston of Drumry)
  ((1)) Sir John Wemyss of Strathardle, later of Wemyss (d by 05.1508)
  m. (1468) Christian Abernethy (dau of William Abernethy, 2nd Lord of Saltoun)
  ((A)) Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss (d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  m1. (before 11.05.1493) Euphemia Lundy (dau of John Lundy of that ilk) --
  m2. (c1510) Janet Gray (dau of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord)
  ((B)) Agnes Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 13.04.1484) Andrew Kinninmonth, younger of that ilk
  ((C)) Margaret Wemyss (a 1503)
  m. John Melville of Raith
((D)) Thomas Wemyss of Unthank (a 1544, PC)
  Thomas is not identified by TSP or BP1934 but is recorded by BLG1886 (Wemyss of Wemysshall) as 2nd son of Sir John Wemyss of that ilk and Christian Abernethy.
  ((i)) David Wemyss of Unthank (d by 1592)
  m. Janet Duddingston (dau of William Duddingston, 3rd of Sandford)
  ((a)) Katherine Wemyss of Unthank
  m. Gavin Wemyss of Powguild (b 1560)
  ((E)) Elizabeth Wemyss --
  m. John Clephane of Carslogie (d c1517) --
  ((F))+ other issue - Gavin (a 1504), Charles (a 1502), John (a 1504)
  ((2)) David Wemyss (a 1490)
  ((3)) Grisel Wemyss --
  m. (1464) David Boswell of Glassmont, 2nd of Balmuto (d 1493) --
  m2. Helen Dunbar
(b) Euphemia Wemyss --
  m. (mcrt 19.11.1428) William Livingston of Drumry --
  (c) Helen Wemyss
  m. (1452) George Narne of Sandfurd (a 1470)
  (v) Andrew Wemyss
  (a) John Wemyss
  (vi) Elizabeth Wemyss --
  m. (mcrt 31.08.1418) Andrew Gray, 1st Lord (b c1390, d c1469) --
  (vii) Isabel Wemyss --
  m(1). Hugh Fraser of Lovat
  This is presumed to have been the same Isabel who married ...
  m(2). John de Spens, 2nd of Lathallan (d 1437) --
  m3. Christian Ogilvy (dau of Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Auchterhouse)
  c. Margaret Wemyss possibly fits here?
  m. William Robert de Bonare of Bonare (d Durham 1346)
  B. John Wemyss of Cameron
  m. (c1289) Amabilia of Anesley (dau of Sir John of Anesley)
  i. Sir David Wemyss of Cameron, Sheriff of Fife (d 1375)
  m1. Margaret (a 1332)
  a.+ issue - David (a 1358, dvp), Duncan (a 1389)
  m2. Isabel Crichton (a 1358)
2. Duncan

Main source(s):
(1) TSP (Wemyss), BP1934 (Wemyss and March)
(2) Wemyss of Unthank - BLG1886 (Wemyss of Wemysshall)
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