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Families covered: Acheson of Edinburgh, Acheson of Glencairney, Acheson of Gosford
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Alexander Acheson of Gosford
m. Helen Reid
parents of Helen, possibly also of ...
1. Sir Archibald Acheson of Gosford
  A. Isabella Acheson
  m. Hector Og Maclean of Dowart (d 1623)
2. Helen Acheson
  m. Gavin Hume of Johnscleuch (d before 03.1610)
3. Margaret Acheson possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Scott (dvp 23.11.1588)
probably related to ...
John Acheson of Edinburgh
1. John Acheson
  m. (c1555) Alison Bellenden (dau of Thomas Bellenden of Auchnoule)
probably related to ...
Patrick Acheson of Edinburgh (Captain)
1. Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Bart of Glencairney (d 09.09.1634, Secretary of State for Scotland, to Ireland)
  m1. Agnes Vernor of Edinburgh
  A. Sir Patrick Acheson, 2nd Bart of Glencairney (dspm 06.10.1638)
  m. (1634) Martha Moore (bur 21.02.1674-5, dau of William Moore)
B. Jane Acheson
  m. Sir Lewis Lauder of Adiston
  C. Margaret Acheson
  m. Sir William Cockburn, Bart of Langton
  Some sources, including Brydges's 1812 revision of Collins's 'Peerage of England' (vol II, Abercorn), show Sir Archibald's 2nd wife Margaret as daughter of Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw & Rosecrea. Provisionally, we follow BP1934, supported by TSP (Abercorn), in identifying her as daughter of Sir George's brother Sir John.
  m2. (mcrt 20.07.1619) Margaret Hamilton (dau of Sir John Hamilton, son of Claud, 1st Lord Paisley)
  D. Sir George Acheson, 3rd Bart, Sheriff of Armagh and Tyrone (bpt 04.08.1629, d before 17.11.1685)
  m1. (23.01.1654) Nichola Hannay (dau of Sir Robert Hannay, 1st Bart)
i. Sir Nicholas Acheson, 4th Bart (d 1701)
  m. (1686) Anne Taylor (dau of Thomas Taylor of Kells)
  a. Sir Arthur Acheson of Mullaghbrack, 5th Bart (b 26.01.1688, d 08.02.1748-9)
  m. (1715) Anne Savage (bur 01.11.1737, dau of Philip Savage, Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland)
(1) Sir Archibald Acheson, 1st Viscount Gosford of Market Hill (b 01.09.1717, d 05.09.1790)
  m. (1740) Mary Richardson (d 05.1792, dau of John Richardson of Rich Hill by Anne, dau of William Beckett)
  (A) Arthur Acheson, 1st Earl of Gosford (b c1742, d 14.01.1807)
  m. (1774) Millicent Pole (d 01.11.1825, dau of Lt. General Edward Pole)
  (i) Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, Governor of Canada (b 01.08.1776, d 27.03.1849) had issue
  m. (20.07.1805) Mary Sparrow (b 14.04.1777, d 30.06.1841, dau of Robert Sparrow of Worlingham Hall, Suffolk, by Mary, sister of Sir Robert Bernard, 5th Bart)
  (ii) Edward Acheson (d unm 24.07.1828, Colonel)
  (iii) Olivia Acheson (d 12.02.1863)
  m. (14.03.1797) Robert Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park & Tanderagee Castle (d 1805, Brigadier)
  (iv) Mary Acheson (d 01.05.1843)
m. (19.02.1803) William Henry C. Bentinck, Governor General of India (b 1774, dsp 1839)
  (v) Millicent Acheson (d 31.01.1878)
  m. (12.09.1826) Rev. J.H. Barber
  (B) Anna Maria Acheson
  m1. Alexander Boyd of Ballycastle
  (i) Rose Boyd (coheir) apparently of this generation
  m. Hugh Boyd of Bally Castle or Ballyacastle
  (a) Harriet Boyd (b 1792-3, d 27.04.1864)
m. (22.09.1818) Sir John Boyd, 3rd Bart (b 1786, d 1855)
  (ii) Mary Anne Boyd (d 24.12.1813) apparently of this generation
  m. (1785) Nathaniel Montgomery, later Montgomery-Moore, of Garvey, Revella & Fassaroe (d 1834)
  m2. Henry Maxwell (rector of Dromore, son of Capt. Robert of Fellows Hall)
  (C) Nichola Acheson
  m. Michael Obins of Castle Obins
(D) Julia Henrietta Acheson (d 23.05.1829)
  m. Alexander Macaulay of Glenvil
  (i) Mary Macaulay (d 01.02.1826) probably of this generation
  m. James Higginson (bpt c10.02.1775, d 13.03.1860)
  (E) Lucinda Acheson
  m1. (15.08.1776) Thomas St. George (b 10.1738, d 01.04.1785)
  m2. Jeremiah French (d 1819)
(F) (Rose) Mary Acheson (d 10.04.1799)
  m. (1778) Hugh Montgomery of Castle Hume (sb Derrygonelly?)
  (G)+ other issue (d unm)
  (2) Arthur Acheson (d 1758, Captain, youngest son)
  m. (1753) Jane King (dsp before 08.03.1800, dau of John King of Charlestown)
  (3) Anne Acheson
  m. (1742) Walter Cope of Dromilly, Bishop of Ferns & Leighlin
  (4) Nicola Acheson
  m. (1746) Robert French of Monivea Castle
  (5)+ 4 sons
  b. Nichole Acheson probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Johnston of Gilford
  m2. (03.11.1659) Margaret Caulfeild (dau of Sir William Caulfeild, Sheriff of Tyrone, 2nd Lord of Charlemont)
  ii. Mary Acheson possibly of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. James Moore of Garvey & Fassaroe (d 1710)
  iii+. other issue
2. Sir Henry Acheson of Dromlech, co. Armagh

Main source(s): BP1934 (Gosford)
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