'Blair02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Blair of Blair

John Blair of that ilk (d 1609)
m. (mcrt 11.05.1565) Grizel Sempill (dau of Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord)
1. John Blair (dvp 01.1604)
  m. (mcrt 05.07.1589) Isabel Boyd (a 11.1641, dau of Thomas Boyd, 5th/6th Lord)
  A. Grizel Blair
  m. (before 1615, sp) Sir John Maxwell, Bart of Pollok (d 01.11.1647)
  B. Isobel Blair (a 1604)
  C. Anna (Agnas) Blair
  m."the young laird of Porterfield"
  D. Margaret Blair
  m1/2. John Crawford of Kilbirnie
Although it would not surprise us if there have been some consufusion between different Margarets, this Margaret may (also) have married ...
  m2/1. Hugh Kennedy of Ardmillan (a 1652)
2. Bryce Blair of Lochwood, of that ilk (d 04.02.1639)
  m. Annabell Wallace (of Craigie)
  A. Sir Bryce Blair of that ilk (d 07.1639)
  m. (1618) Marian Dundas (dau of Sir Walter Dundas of Dundas by Anne Monteth)
  i. John Blair of that ilk (dsp c1645)
  ii. Marion Blair
  m. (1656) _ McIlvain of Grimatt
  iii. Isobel Blair
m. (1660) James Whitefoord of Dunduff (d 1697)
  B. John Blair of Garoche, later of that ilk (d 04.1662)
  Paterson & Commoners show John as married to Jean Cunningham and father of William. Our previous work on this page suggested that the mother of William may have been by an earlier marriage, (before 1638) to a Katherine Turnbull with the marriage to Jean being on 05.08.1646, but we could not confirm that in our review in 05.2020.
  m. Jean Cunningham (dau of William Cunningham, 8th Earl of Glencairn)
  i. William Blair of Blair (d c1690)
  m. (mcrt 03.1666) Margaret Hamilton (d before 1715, dau of William, 2nd Duke of Hamiton)
a. William Blair of Blair
  m. Magdalen Campbell (dau of James Campbell of Gargunnock)
  (1) Magdalen Blair (d before 1715)
  m. William Scott (son of John of Mallenie)
  Their only son inherited Blair and changed his name to Blair. When he died, unmarried, one of his half-brothers (by William Scott's second marriage) inherited Blair whilst all of his half-brothers & sisters took the name Blair.
  (2)+ other issue (d young) - William (bpt 1686), Adam (b 1687), John (bpt 24.12.1687)
  ii. Ann Blair possibly of this generation
  (mcrt 22.02.1645) John Kennedy of Culzean (d 1665)
  iii. Jean Blair possibly of this generation, one later?
  m. Gebriel Cuninghame
  C. Margaret Blair (d 08.1621)
m. (1613) Sir Archibald Stewart of Blackhall (d 1665)
  D. Isabell Blair
  m. (1619) James Chalmers of Gadgirth
E. Anne Blair
  m. (1633) Robert Boyd of Pitcon
  F. Janet Blair
  m. (1636) Ninian Stewart of Ascog
  G. Agnes Blair
  m. (1640) William Shaw, Provost of Newton
3. Alexander Blair, later Cochrane (d before 07.1641)
  m. (mcrt 24.07.1593) Elizabeth Cochrane (dau of William Cochrane of that ilk)
4. James Blair (a 06.1615)
  m. Annabella Stewart
5. Robert Blair of Bogtoun
  A. Sir Adam Blair of Bogtoun
  B. Marrian Blair
  m. Qunitin McAdam of Grimat
7. Jean Blair mentioned by Paterson but not by Commoners, duplication with the Jean of the previous generation?
  m1. (1582) Alexander Cunningham of Mountgreen (Commendator of Kilwinning)
  m2. (before 15.09.1595) John Stewart of Ardmaleish, Sheriff of Bute (d before 10.10.1612)
8. Margaret Blair
  m. (Hugh) Ker of Kersland
9. Grizel Blair
  m1. (by 1598) David Blair of Adamton (a 1647, d before 1650)
  Paterson (but not Commoners) suggests that Grizel m2. as follows but the dates do not support both of these connections.
  m2. (before 1615) Sir John Maxwell of Nether Pollok
10. Anna Blair possibly of this generation
  m. (24.12.1595) John Brisbane of Bishopton (d 1635)

Main source(s): History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p414+), Commoners (p; 4, 'Blair of Blair', p393+)
[The above 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.]
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