'Blair01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Blair of Adamton (Adamtoun), Blair of Blair, Blair of Burrowland, Blair of Giffordland, Blair of Glasgow

One of our original sources (see note at Main Sources below) appears to have suggested that the following William may have been "son of Jean Francois".
William de Blair (a 1205)
1. William de Blair (a 1260)
  A. Sir Bryce de Blair of Blair (dsp 1296)
  B. David de Blair of that ilk (a 1296)
  i. Roger de Blair of that ilk (d temp David 2 who r. 1329-1371)
  a. Hugh de Blair of that ilk
  (1) James Blair of that ilk (a 1368)
  (A) James Blair of that ilk
  (i) Sir Hugh (or David) Blair of that ilk
  (a) James Blair of that ilk (dsp)
(b) ?? Blair
  ((1)) John Blair of that ilk (a 1477)
  m. Beatrix Morton
  ((A)) John Blair of that ilk (d c1555)
  m. (before 15.11.1500) Elizabeth Montgomery (dau of Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Eglinton)
  ((i)) John Blair of that ilk (d c1570)
m. (c1546) Margaret Cunyyngham (dau of William Cunyngham of Glengarnock)
  ((a)) John Blair of that ilk (d 1609)
  m. (mcrt 11.05.1565) Grizel Sempill (dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
  ((b)) William Blair
  ((c) (Elizabeth) Blair
m. Uchtred Knox of Ranfurly
  ((d)) Jean Blair duplication with the Jean of the next generation?
  m. Alexander Cuningham (Commendator of Kilwinning)
  ((ii)) Margaret Blair
  m. John Craufurd of Craufurdland (d 1583)
  ((B)) Egidia Blair
  m. James Kennedy (of family of Cassilis)
  ((C)) Elizabeth Blair (a 30.07.1529)
  m. (before 15.10.1516) Ninian Stewart of Bute
  ((D)) Margaret Blair possibly of this generation, one earlier?
  m. John Maxwell of Pollok (d 1517)
  (B) Sir John Blair of Adamtoun (a 1397) - continued below
  b. John Blair



Sir John Blair of Adamtoun, Ayrshire (a 1397) - continued above
1. John Blair of Adamtoun (a 1430)
  m. Agnes Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas of Peirstoun (Pierston))
  A. David Blair of Adamtoun (d c1487)
  i. John Blair of Adamtoun (d before 1515)
  m. Elizabeth Colquhoun (dau of John Colquhoun of Camstrodden)
  a. David Blair of Adamton
  (1) David Blair of Adamton
m1. Margaret Hamilton (a 1586)
  Robertson is not clear on this but, as his 2nd marriage is reported with the lead "probably married, a second time ...", we presume that it was Margaret who was mother of ...
  (A) David Blair of Adamton (a 1647, d before 1650)
  m. (by 07.1598) Grisel Blair (dau of John Blair of that ilk)
  (i) John Blair of Adamton
m. Janet Blair (dau of John Blair of Dunsky)
  (a) David Blair of Adamton
  m1. (sp) _ Campbell (dau of _ Campbell of Glendaruel)
  m2. Anne Scot or Blair (dau of William Blair, formerly Scot, of Blair)
  ((1)) Catherine Blair of Adamton (d 1798)
  m. (1776) Sir William Maxwell, 4th Bart of Monreith (d 17.02.1812, cousin)
  (b) John Blair of Glasgow
  m. (06.1732) Agnes Alexander (dau of Robert Alexander, bailie of Glasgow)
  ((1)) John Blair of Glasgow & Ayr
  m. Mary Davidson (dau of William Davidson of Garshake & London)
  ((A)) John Blair of Edinburgh (WS) had issue
  m. (12.1813) Margaret Cannan (dau of Horatius Cannan of Barlay, cousin)
  ((B)) William Davidson Blair of Glasgow had issue
m. Jane Bruce (dau of Alexander Bruce of Musselburgh & niece of Gilbert Stuart)
  ((C))+ other issue - William (d young), 4 sons, 3 daughters
  ((2)) Janet Blair (d unm)
  ((3)) Margaret Blair
  m. James Thorburn (minister of Kingarth)
  (c) Margaret Blair
  m. John Cameron of Barlay
  (ii) Margaret Blair
m. William Blair of Giffordland @@ below
  (iii) Marjory Blair (d unm)
  (B) Adam Blair of Ayr (d 06.1622)
  m. Elizabeth Caldwell
  (C) James Blair of Ayr possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  (i) Jonet Blair (niece of David of Adamton)
  m. William Neill of Ayrshire
  (D) Bessie Blair
  m. Malcolm Craufurd of Pathelott, Kilwinnin (d 1630)
  (i)+ issue - William, Joseph, Bryce, Jeane, Agnes, Anna
  m2. Elizabeth Mure (d 1632, dau of _ Mure of Rowallane, m2. _ Creichton of Liberry)



Believed to be a cadet of Blair of that Ilk was ...
William Blair of Windyedge
1. John Blair of Giffordland (a 1595)
  m. Grizel Craufurd (dau of Thomas Craufurd by Margaret, dau/coheir of John Craufurd of Giffordland)
  A. Alexander Blair of Giffordland (a 1644, 2nd son?)
  m. Jean Brown (dau of Robert Brown of Burrowland)
  i. Alexander Blair of Giffordland (a 1662) this line from vol 1
m. Janet Blair (dau of Thomas Blair of Ayr)
  a. William Blair of Giffordland (a 1709)
  m. Margaret Blair (dau of David Blair of Adamton) @@ above
  (1) David Blair of Giffordland
  m. ?? ("Widow Lawson of Coomslie")
  (A) William Blair of Giffordland (b 1732)
  m. ?? ("an English lady")
  (i) Edward Blair of Giffordland (d unm?)
  (ii) William Blair of Giffordland (a 1847?)
  (B)+ other issue - David (b 1736), John (b 1740), Janet (b 1729), Margaret (b 1730), Grizel (b 1734), Sarah (b 1738, d infant?), Sarah (b 1742)
  ii. John Blair of Burrowland (d by 1736) this line from vol 2
  m. (mcrt 1671) Janet Stewart (dau of John Stewart of Shawwood)
  a. Alexander Blair of Burrowland (dsp by 1742)
  b. James Blair of Burrowland (d by 1754)
  (1) James Blair of Burrowland (d unm by 1762)
  (2) Jean Blair of Burrowland (d 10.1804)
  m. ?? Blair
  (A) James Blair of Burrowland & Lochwards (d unm 12.06.1815)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 23.10.03, reviewed 15.05.20) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p413+), Commoners (p; 4, 'Blair of Blair', p392+)
[This section was originally prepared using BLG1850 ('Blair of Blair') with input from a contributor (Jack Blair of Perthshire). Unfortunately, when it was reviewed on 15.05.20, we no longer had access to BLG1850 and had lost sight of the email from Jack Blair. It was redone with the sources reported above.]
(2) For middle section (uploaded 05.06.15) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p382+)
(3) For lower section (uploaded 17.05.20, expanded 04.06.20) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p429), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p255)
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