'Cathcart04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cathcart of Alloway, Cathcart of Ayr, Cathcart of Carbiston, Cathcart of Duchray

David Cathcart of Duchray & Clavannis
David's 3 elder brothers were all killed at Flodden (09.09.1513). His son & wife are named in TSP ('Cathcart, Earl of Cathcart').
m. Agnes Crawfurd (dau of Sir George Crawfurd of Leiffnorris (Liffnorris))
1. Allan Cathcart of Duchray
  m. Janet Cathcart (dau/coheir of William Cathcart of Carbiston) named Agnes by Paterson
  (1) BLG1866 reports that Carbiston first came into the Cathcart family in 1368. BLG1866 notes that the later family descended from David of Duchray but the first given is the undermentioned Francis.
(2) BLG1886 jumps from this Alan (sic) to Francis. The intervening generations come from Paterson.
  A. Allan Cathcart of Carbeistoun (a 1585) apparently succeeded by ...
  B. William Cathcart of Carbiston (a 1574) presumed brother rather than son of Allan
  m1/2. Jane Fairlie (dau/coheir of Sir Robert Fairlie of that ilk)
  m2/1. Margaret Lokhert (Lockhart) (a 1580)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...resumed
  i. John Cathcart of Carbiston (a 1586)
a. Robert Cathcart of Carbiston
  (1) Francis Cathcart of Carbiston (a 1659)
  (A) James Cathcart of Carbiston
  m. (1677) Magdalen Rochead (dau of Sir James Rochead, Bart of Inverleith)
  (i) James Cathcart, later Rochead-Cathcart of Inveleith & Carbiston (a 1782, d unm, Colonel)
  (ii) Thomas Cathcart (Captain)
BLG1866 reports that Thomas's brother James was succeeded by James, his grand-nephew. We assume that James was grandson of this Thomas.
  (a) ? Cathcart
  ((1)) James Cathcart of Carbiston (d 1795)
  m. (1764) Lucretia Colquhoun (dau of Robert Colquhoun of St. Christopher & Santa Cruz)
  ((A)) James Cathcart of Carbiston (d unm 1810, Major)
  ((B)) Robert Cathcart of Carbiston (dsp 1833, Captain RN)
  m. (1814) Catherine Scrymgeour Wedderburn (dau of Henry Scrymgeour Wedderburn of Wedderburn & Birkhill)
  ((C)) Taylor Cathcart of Jamaica, later of Carbiston & Pitcairlie (d 1857) had issue
  m. (1823) Frances Marcy (dau of George Marcy of Geneva & Jamaica)
  ii. James Cathcart in Germany ("advanced to honourable offices, by which he acquired a considerable fortune")
  m. ?? (dau/heir of Balthasar Schemet of Schemet-Felt, Chancellor to the Duke of Deuz-Ponts in Germany)
  a. ?? de Cathcart
  (1) William de Cathcart
  C. Gilbert Cathcart (a 1574) brother of William



Paterson reports that "The tradition in this family is, that they are descended from the Cathcarts of Carbieston, or of Bardarroch, ancient branches of the noble house of Cathcart" and "There can be little doubt, however, that the Cathcarts of Bardarroch and of Alloway branched off before the marriage of the heiress of Carbieston to David Cathcart of Duchray, third son of John Lord Cathcart, 1547."
David Cathcart of Ayr (d bt 1584)
m. Janet Campbell (a 1586) relict of David, possibly mother of ...
1. David Cathcart of Ayr probably father of ...
  A. Elias Cathcart
  i. John Cathcart (2nd son)
  m. (mcrt 26.12.1643) Agnes Mertine (relict of Alexander Purveyance of Ayr)
  a. Elias Cathcart of Ayr (a 1687, dsp)
  m1. (before 1669) Margaret Hunter (sister of John of Ayr & niece of Barbara, wife of Provost John Cuninghame)
  m2. Barbara Maxwell (of the Cardoness family)
  b. David Cathcart of Ayr
  m. Janet Ferguson
  (1) David Cathcart of Ayr (b 07.05.1665)
  m. Helen Smith
  (A) Elias Cathcart of Greenfield (in Alloway, Ayrshire), Provost of Ayr (b 04.09.1703, d 1776)
  m1. (sp) Helen McHutchinson (d 1756, dau of Hew McHutchison or McHutcheon of Changue)
m2. (10.1762) Agnes Fergusson (b 1734-5, d 26.03.1816, dau of James Fergusson of Bank)
  (i) David Cathcart of Alloway (b 28.12.1763, d 27.04.1829, Judge as 'Lord Alloway')
  'An Historical Account of The Senators of The College of Justice' (Brunton & Haig, 1836, 'David Cathcart of Alloway', p549) identifies David as "Son of E. Cathcart of Greenfield". Wikipedia ("David Cathcart, Lord Alloway") wrongly interprets the 'E' as Edward.
  m. (1793) Mary Mure (d 1802, dau/heir of Robet Mure of Blairstoun)
  (a) Elias Cathcart, last of Alloway, later of Auchindraine (d 1877) had issue
  m. (1818) Janet Dunlop (dau of Robert Dunlop of Glasgow)
  (b)+ other issue - David (b 1798, d 1867, WS), Agnes, Mary names given by Wikipedia
  (ii)+ other issue - James (b 24.04.1765, "had a numerous family"), Jean (b 24.12.1766, dsp), Helen (b 01.11.1768, dsp), Margaret (b 13.04.1770, dsp)
  (B)+ other issue
  (2)+ other issue - John (b 04.12.1666), Elias (b 10.06.1669)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first uploaded to a Temporary page on 08.05.20, reviewed 10.05.20) : BLG1886 ('Cathcart of Carbiston'), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p329+)
(2) For lower section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p365+)
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