'Calder2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Calder of Achingale, Calder of Lynegar, Calder of Newton, Calder of Strath

Henderson reports that "The name Calder, in its older form of Caldell, is of considerable antiquity, and in the middle of the seventeenth century few names in the county (Caithness) are of more frequent occurrence."
Andrew Calder of Lynegar & Brabsterdorran (a 1567) possibly succeeded by ...
1. Charles Calder of Lynegar (a 1573) probably father of ...
  A. Laurence Calder of Lynegar (d c1629)
  i. Charles Calder of Lynegar (a 1665)
m. (before 1647) Margaret Sutherland (dau of Donald Sutherland of Forse, widow of David Sinclair of Dun)
  a. Laurence Calder of Lynegar (a 1694)
  m1. (1653) Isabel Sinclair (dau of David Sinclair of Southdun)
(1) William Calder of Lynegar (d c1698)
  m. (1683) Elizabeth Bruce (dau of Walter Bruce of Ham (by Elizabeth, dau of Alexander Sinclair of Latheron, son of George of Mey), m2. Alexander Sinclair of Olrig)
  (A) William Calder of Lynegar
  m. Marjory Sinclair (dau of Patrick Sinclair of Southdun)
  (i) Patrick Calder of Lynegar
  m. Isabel Budge (sister of William Budge of Toftingall)
(a) Alexander Calder, last of Lynegar
  m. Barbara Gray
  ((1)) Alexander Calder (Colonel)
  m. Anna Bunbury
  ((A)) Francis Calder (dsps)
  m. Mary Graham
  ((B)) Anna Bunbury Calder
  m. _ Wall
  ((2)) Isabella Calder (d 1812)
  m. William Sinclair of Freswick
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - Francis (d 1855, Captain RN), Patrick (d 1853), Barbara (b 1870)
  (b) Jean Calder
  m. _ Russell
  (ii) James Calder
  (2)+ other issue - John, Andrew, Alexander
  m2. Elizabeth Innes
  (5)+ "several children" including James of Halcro & Bowertower (a 1717)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (6)+ other issue - Barbara, Elizabeth, Jean
  ii. Laurence Calder in Dunnet (d before 1679)
  m. (1636) Janet Davidson
  a. Andrew Calder of Holland (2nd son?)
  (1) Laurence Calder
  b.+ other issue - William, John
  iii. John Calder (a 1634)



Henderson (p215) reports that "There is little doubt that the Calders of Achingale and Newton were nearly allied to the Lynegar and Strath family of the same name." Henderson does not provide a specific link between the Calders of Achingale & Newton and those other branches but, mainly because the pages dealing with the Achingale and Strath lines overlap, we presume to show the two Alexanders (shown by Henderson as first of their lines) as cousins of each other, both being grandsons of ...
?? Calder
1. ?? Calder
A. Alexander Calder of Achingale & Newton (d c1678)
  i. Alexander Calder of Achingale (a 1682)
  m. Anne Sutherland (dau of William Sutherland of Langwell, widow of John Innes of Oust)
  a. Alexander Calder of Achingale & Newton
  m. (1722) Elizabeth or Margaret Sinclair (dau of Alexander Sinclair of Sixpenny)
  (1) Donald Calder of Achingale (dsp)
  (2) Beatrice Calder
  m. William Henderson in Dirlot
b.+ other issue
  ii. Donald Calder of Newton
  iii. John Calder of Strath (a 1692)
  a. Donald (or Daniel) Calder of Strath (a 1692)
  m. (1720) Elizabeth Sutherland (dau of David Sutherland of Ausdale)
  (1) James Calder of Strath (Collector of Excise in Thurso)
  (A) David Calder, last of Strath (and of Pennyland) (a 1801)
  (B) Jean Calder
  m. George Swanson of Gerston (Captain)
  (2) Janet Calder
  m. _ Murray
  (3) Margaret Calder
m. Alexander Calder
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - Patrick (d 1807, Captain), Emily
  b. daughter
  m. James Innes in Thrumster
2. ?? Calder
  A. Alexander Calder of Strath
  Henderson (p217) reports that Alexander sold Strath to (the above) Alexander (a 1682) and that in 1692 that Alexander's brother John (and his son Donald) "got a disposition of Strath".
  m. (1651) Margaret Budge (dau of Donald Budge of Toftingall)
  i. Alexander Calder

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Calders of Lynegar', p209+)
(2) For lower section : 'Caithness Family History' (John Henderson, 1884, 'The Calders of Achingale and Newton' (p215+) & 'The Calders of Strath' (p217+))
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