'Kinnear1'Index links to: Lead / Letter DRAFT
Families covered: Kinneir of Balmerino, Kinnear of Kinloch, Kinnear of Kinnear (Kinneir of Kinneir), Kinnear of Lochton
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First displayed: 01.10.17Last updated: 01.10.17
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Several early members of this family have been identified - with the family name given as de Kiner, de Kinner & de Kynner - but the earliest connected family member found is ...
David Kinneir of Kinneir, Fife (a 1488, d before 1543)
This David is identified as father of John (d before 1602) but we suspect that he has been confused with a son of the same name. The dates appear to support the view that there was an intervening generation.
1. David Kinneir of Kinneir (Kinnear of Kinnear)
  m. (mcrt 25.03.1563) Elizabeth Lindsay (dau of John Lindsay, 5th Lord of the Byres) probably wife of this David, presumed mother of ...
  A. John Kinneir of Kinneir (d before 1602)
  m. Helen Ramsay
  i. David Kinneir of Kinneir (a 1619)
We presume that this David was father or grandfather of (rather than the same person as) ...
  a. David Kinneir of Kinneir (a 1672)
  (1) David Kinneir of Kinneir (Kinnear of Kinnear)
  (A) Sophie Kinneir (dsps)
  m. Sir Robert Anstruther, 1st Bart of Balcaskie (d 03.1737)
  Their daughter died young.
  (2) Mary Kinneir of Kinneir (Kinnear of Kinnear) (d 1688)
  m. Kenneth Mackenzie (later Sir Kenneth, Bart of Cromartie, son of George, Viscount Tarbat)
  Their daughter died young.
  (3) Agnes Kinneir or Kinnear of Kinnear
BLG1886 does not identify Agnes's husband but the Bayne sources suggest that he was ...
  m. David Kinnear 'of that ilk'
  (A) James Kinnear of Kinnear (d 1700)
  (B) Cecilia Kinnear of Kinnear (d 10.1721)
  m. James (probably not David) Bayne, later Kinnear
  Their daughter married William Douglas and had a daughter, Cecilia Maria, who married John Macdonald of Sanda and sold Kinnear to Charles Kinnear of Kinloch (below).
  ii. Henry Kinneir (Abbot & Commendator of Balmerino Abbey)
  m. Christian Bethune (dau of Robert Bethune of Creich)
  a. John Kinneir of Barnden (Commendator of Balmerino)
  b. David Kinneir (d 1632, rector of Auchterhouse)
  (1) John Kinneir of Balmerino (a 1635)
  c. Jean Kinneir
  m. _ Scott
  (1) Thomas Scott (a 1629)
2. Henry Kinneir



The following should not be shown as we have yet to find a connection to the following family from elsewhere in the database. Nevertheless, "said to be a descendants of the old family of Kinnear, of that ilk" was ...
John Kinnear of Longforgan
m. Isobel Bisset
1. John Kinnear of Fingask, Perthshire (d 1801) had issue
  m. Magdalen Soutar
2. Charles Kinnear of Kinnear & Kinloch
  m. (1772) Ann Hunter (dau of James Hunter of Inchture, sister of Charles of Seaside & Thomas of Glencarse)
  A. Thomas Kinnear of Kinloch (d 27.08.1809)
  m1. (1792) Lucretia Anderson (dau/coheir of Thomas Anderson of Newburgh, sister of Jane)
  i. Charles Kinnear of Kinnear & Kinloch (b 1796, d 09.04.1874) had issue
  m1. (1825) Christian Jane Greenshields (dau/heir of John Boyd Greenshields by Jane, dau of Robert Boyd of Drum & sister/heir of Robert Boyd of Drum)
  m2. (1837, spm) Charlotte Paterson (dau/coheir of George Paterson of Cimoquhie)
  m2. (17.11.1801) Janet Thomson (dau of George Thomson of Nuthill)
  ii. Margaret Murray Kinnear (d 1878)
  m. James Skelton (WS)
  iii.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (d 1838), George, Susan (d 1815)
  B. Charles Kinnear of Kinnear (d unm 09.01.1811)
  C. Margaret Kinnear
  m. _ Greenhill of Cordon
  D. Susan Kinnear (dsp)
3. Patrick Kinnear of Lochton, Perthshire
  m. Elizabeth Hunter (sister of Charles Hunter of Seaside)
  A. Patrick Kinnear of Lochton had issue
  m. (1811) Elizabeth Hill (dau of Patrick Hill of Pitfour)
  B.+ 2 daughters (d unm)
4.+ "several daughters"

Main source(s): BLG1886 ('Kinnear of Kinnear and Kinloch') with some support for the early generations in the upper section from 'Balmerino and its abbey' (Rev. James Campbell, 1867, p390)
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