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Families covered: Lumisdaine of Innergellie (Innergelly), Lumsdaine of Lathallan, Lumisdaine (Lumsdaine) of Lumisdaine (Lumsdaine), Lumisdaine of Rennyhill, Lumisdaine of Stravithie
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First displayed: 16.09.17Last updated: 16.09.17
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(1) We have yet to look properly through the web site of houseoflumsden.com (see here) which contains interesting information on this family. A quick (incomplete) look at the site suggests that there was a distant connection betwen the following branch and that shown on Lumsden1 but that the site, whilst it has much to offer to anyone who is interested in this family, does not provide any pedigrees that will allow us either to make that connection properly or to enhance the following to any significant extent.
(2) Apparently of the family of Airdrie was the following Sir James and his brother Robert. Wood (p384) indicates that brothers George & William were also their brothers. We speculate that the father of those brother was ...
James Lumisdaine of Airdrie father of Helen, possibly also of ...
1. Sir James Lumisdaine of Innergellie (Fife) (a 1670, d before 1680, Major General, Governor of Osnaburg in Sweden)
  m1. Margaret Bruce (d 1622, dau of Sir George Bruce of Carnock)
  A. James Lumisdaine (dvp 1670)
  i. George Lumisdaine of Innergellie (a 1711)
Wood (p384) reports that George "seems to have sold the estate to his uncle" Robert and then does not follow his line any further. We speculate that George was father of the following Robert who is identified by Wood (p385) & BLG1886 as great-grandson of Sir James and who(according to Wood) "acquired Innergellie by purchase". That the following Robert might have bought Innergellie back from his great-iuncle (or cousin James of Stravithie) is certailny not impossible.
  a. Robert Lumisdaine'of that ilk' of Innergellie & Stravithie (d 1761)
  m1. Eliza Lumisdaine (dau of James Lumisdaine of Stravithie) @@ below
  (1) James Lumisdaine of Innergellie (dsp after 1803) presumed of this marriage
  m. (22.05.1769) Christian Anstruther (dau of Sir Philip Anstruther)
  m2. (1738) Sophia Lundin (d 1780, sister of James Lundin of that ilk)
(2) Robert Lumisdaine of Innergellie (b 1743, d unm)
  (3) John Lumisdaine or Lumsdaine of Lumisdaine, Blanerne & Innergellie (b 1745, dsp?)
  Wood (p385) identifies John as "afterwards of Lathallan" but then suggests that he "was heir to his brother in Lumisdaine, Blaneren, and Innergellie" but dsp (after 1803) and was succeeded (at least in Innergellie) by his (distant) cousin William of Rennyhill (below). However, BLG1886 ('Lumsdaine of Lathallan') reports that Major John (d 04.10.1823) , 3rd son of Robert of Innergellie, who purchased Lathallan in 1787, was succeeded by his son ...
  (A) James Lumsdaine of Lathallan, Fife (d 22.12.1853) had issue
  m. (27.10.1824) Sophia Lindesay of Balmungo
(4) Ann Lumisdaine presumed of this marriage
  ii. Jean Lumisdaine
  m. (20.11.1670) Sir John Preston of Airdrie
  iii.+ other issue - Alexander (b 1654), Agnes (b 1653)
  B. Robert Lumisdaine (d young?)
  C. Robert Lumisdaine of Stravithie, later of Innergellie
It is possible that the Robert who acquired Innergellie from his nephew (and m. Isabel Ellis) was the Robert above and did not die young. Provisionally and somewhat speculatively, we presume that it was this Robert of Stravithie (who m. Helen Preston) who acquired Innergellie from his nephew. We note that the father of the above Robert 'of that ilk' who married Eliza Lumisdaine is shown as 'of Strathivie', not 'of Innergellie and Stravithie'. It is of course possible that, before that marriage, this Robert sold Innergellie back to the Robert who was his granddaughter's future husband. However, it is rather surprising that, if that was the case, the relationship was not mentioned by Wood.
  m1. (1665) Helen Preston of Airdrie
  i. James Lumisdaine of Stravithie
  a. Eliza Lumisdaine
  m. Robert Lumisdaine, later of Stravithie @@ above
  ii. Agnes Lumisdaine probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
m. George Balfour, 3rd of Balbirnie (b 1664, d 1743)
  m2. (before 1697, separated 1707) Isabel Ellis of Elliston (d before 1737)
  D. Anna Lumisdaine
  m. (1662) William Preston
  D. (Jean) Lumisdaine (Lumsden)
  m1. "the Laird of Bamff" (Thomas Ramsay)
  m2. (1666) "the Laird of Dun" (David Erskine of Dun (b 05.1640, d before 1710))
  E. Magdalen Lumisdaine probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. William Erskine of Torry (d 05.10.1700, Colonel)
  m2. (1663) Isabel Ramsay (d 1699, "waiting-woman of Ord of Carnbee")
  F. David Lumisdaine
2. Robert Lumisdaine of Balwhannie or Mountquhannie, Governor of Dundee (Major General)
  m. _ Wemyss (d 1652)
3. George Lumisdaine of Rennyhill, Fife (d before 1636)
4. William Lumisdaine of Rennyhill possibly succeeded by ...
  A. ?? Lumisdaine intervening generation??
i. George Lumisdaine of Rennyhill
  m. Jean Pringle parents of Robert & Jean, probably also of ...
  a. James Lumisdaine of Rennyhill
  m. Mary Lilias Sharp (dau of Sir James Sharp)
  (1) William Lumisdaine 'of Edinburgh' of Rennyhill (4th son)
(A) son
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Sandys-Lumsdaine of Lumsdaine').
  (B) William Lumisdaine of Rennyhill & Innergellie (d unm 1830)
  (C) Mary Lilias Lumisdaine (d 1864)
  m. (1816) Rev. Edwin Sandys, later Sandys-Lumisdaine
  (2) Mary Lilias Lumisdaine (b 1742, d1787)
  m. (1760) John Melville of Mordoch Cairnie
  (3)+ other issue - Robert (b 1740), James (b 1741), George (b 1746)
  b.+ other issue - Robert (b 1717), Jean (b 1712)
5. Helen Lumisdaine possibly fits here
  m1. Sir Archibald Douglas of Whittingham
  m2. (01.1632) Sir John Hamilton of Preston (b 1565, d 05.12.1644)

Main source(s): 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p381 & p383+)
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