'Carstairs02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Carstairs of Cassingray, Carstairs of Cupar, Carstairs of Radernie

John Carstairs of Radernie, 1st of Cassingray (d c1646)
m. (before 1620) Helen Alexander
1. John Carstairs of Radernie, 2nd of Cassingray (b c1625, d 1667)
  m. (1643) Lilias Forbes (dau of Robert (probably not Arthur) Forbes of Rires)
  A. John Carstairs of Radernie, 3rd/last of Cassingray (b 1644, a 1673)
  B. Robert Carstairs (b 1645, d 1705, WS)
  m. (09.1679) Esther Mills (dau of Thomas Mills of Millhouses)
i. William Carstairs of Radernie (b 1689, d 1751)
  m. (01.1713) Katharine Carstairs (b 14.02.1682, d 06.05.1752, dau of Robert Carstairs, Town Clerk of St. Andrews)
  a. Robert Carstairs (b 20.04.1720, d 1760, Town Clerk of Cupar)
  m. (25.04.1746) Elizabeth Henderson (d 27.04.1788, dau of James Henderson in Pitlethie)
  (1) James Carstairs (b 22.12.1749, d 30.05.1836, Town Clerk of Cupar, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Burn (b 1763, d 16.05.1833, dau of David Burn, minister of Monzie then of Largo)
  (A) Mary Carstairs (b 1784, d 09.11.1874)
  m. John Mitchell (d 14.11.1835)
  (B) James Carstairs (b 1788, town clerk of Cupar, 3rd son)
  m. Anne Monteath
  (i)+ issue - James, John
  (C) Margaret Carstairs (b 1790, d 15.11.1837)
  m. James Mitchell (Captain)
  (D) William Carstairs (b 11.12.1795, d 15.07.1867, doctor, 5th son)
  m1. (12.04.1824) Mary King (d 07.03.1834)
  (i) Margaret Isabella Durham Carstairs (b 19.11.1827)
  m. Alexander Christie
  (ii) James Grafton Carstairs (b 28.06.1829, d 1904 in Australia)
  m1. (1859) Aimee Weston (d 1861)
  (a)+ issue - William Clark (b 1859, d 1873), Aimee Weston (b 1860, d 1863), James (b 1861, d 1862)
  m2. (1864) Mary Caroline Hacon Smith (b 1846, d 1936)
  (d) Alfred Woolley Carstairs (b 1864, d 1912) had issue
  m. Amy
(e) Harold Grafton Carstairs (b 1875, d 1943) had issue
  m. (1909) Emily Mabel Lee (b 1877, d 1943)
  (f)+ other issue - James Graham (b 1864, d 1884), Arthur Cecil (b 1869, d 1873)
  m2. (30.06.1835) Elizabeth Methven (d 12.04.1842, dau of Cathcart Methven)
  (iii) Constance Carstairs (b 30.04.1836)
(iv) Elizabeth Graham Carstairs (b 25.12.1837)
  m. Lindesay Small
  (v) Mary Carstairs (b 1839)
  m. Sutherland Taylor
  (vi) Euphemia Carstairs (b 1840, d 22.03.1849)
  m3. (01.05.1843) Jane Meldrum (bpt 08.08.1803, d 07.05.1862, dau of David Meldrum, 2nd of Craigfoodie)
  (vii) son (d birth)
  (viii) Wilhelmina Carstairs (b 09.11.1847, d 11.05.1910) --
  Wilhelmina was the first baby born with the mother having been anaesthetised by chloroform. The event earned international fame for the doctor, James Young Simpson (a friend of her father, later created a baronet). It is often reported that she was named Anaesthesia but that is wrong. However, it is understood that, in his later years, Sir James kept this photograph by his desk of Wilhelmina (then a teenager) and jokingly referred to her as "St. Anaesthesia" because of her 'saintly' pose.
  m. (07.04.1868) Allan Graham (later Allan Graham Barns-Graham) --
  (E) Janet Carstairs (b 1798, d 09.02.1881)
  m. Alexander Bogie of Balass and Newmill (b 1798, d 01.06.1870)
(F)+ other issue - Robert (b 1780, d infant), David (b 1782, d infant), Elizabeth (b 1786, d 21.01.1872), John (b 1792, d infant), Ann (b 1795, d 12.01.1821), George (b 1801, d infant), David (b 1803, d infant)
  (2)+ other issue - William (b/d 1747), Katharine (b 1748, d 1782), Emilia (b 1753)
  b.+ other issue - Esther (b 1721), Archibald (b 1721), Helen (b 1723)
  ii. Esther Carstairs (b 1684)
  m. _ Houston
  iii.+ other issue - Margaret (b 1680), Lilias (b 1682)
  C. Janet Carstairs
  m. James Winchester of Kinglassie (Captain)
  i. Catherine Winchester
  m. (06.1668) George Martine (b 05.08.1635, d 26.08.1712)
  D.+ other issue - Margaret (b 1646), Alexander (b 1647), James, Charles
  "Living in St. Andrews" does not show Alexander but does show James and Charles who do not appear in the BG family records. Margaret & Alexander are mentioned by Wood.

Main source(s): Stirnet's BG Family records, "Living in St. Andrews" (see the note given on this book on 'Carstairs01') with some support from 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p149)
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