'Chalmers01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chalmer(s) of Gadgirth

Herbetus de Camera (Chamberlain, a temp David I who reigned 1124-1153)
1. Reginald de Camera of Gadgirth (a temp William the Lion who reigned 1165-1214)
  A. (Symon?) de Camera
  i. BLG1866 (Stirling of Larbert), which includes a section on this family, indicates that the Reginaldus de Camera who "was possessed of the barony of Gadgirth in the reigh of William the Lion", was father of the Reginald who obtained a charter on that barony in 1320. The dates make it likely that there were some intervening generations. Paterson starts with Symon father of Robrt probably father of Reginald (a 1359) succeedd by William succeeded by Reginald.
  a. (Robert?) de Camera
  (1) Reginald de Camera of Gadgirth (a 1320)
  (A) William de Camera of Gadgirth (a 1369)
(i) Reginald de Camera (a 1375)
  (a) Sir John de Camera of Gadgirth (a 1399)
  ((1)) John de Camera or Chalmer of Gadgirth (d Herrings 1429)
  ((A)) Sir John Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (c1440) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow)
  ((i)) John Chalmer of Gadgirth
m. (1491) Marion Hay (dau of Peter Hay of Menzean, brother of John, Lord Hay of Yester)
  (1) BLG1886 identifies Marion as niece of John, Lord Hay of Yester. The RootsWeb site mentioned below identifies her father as Peter Hay of Minzon. BLG1886 reports that they had three daughters, "all honourably married". The RootsWeb site names 4 daughters as below.
(2) BLG1886 reports that John's succesor was James who married a Campbell of Loudoun. The RootsWeb site names the laird who married a Campbell as Robert and reports an intervening generation as follows:
  ((a)) James Chalmer of Gadgirth
  m. (c1501) Margaret Stewart (dau of Alexander Stewart of Galston)
(((1))) James or Robert Chalmer of Gadgirth - continued below
  m. ?? Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun)
  (((2))) Margaret Chalmer
  m. Robert Cuningham of Cuninghamhead
  ((b)) Margaret Chalmer
  m. George Campbell of Cessnock
  ((c)) Helen Chalmer
  m. Robert Mure (Muir) of Polkelie
  ((d)) Martha Chalmer
  m. Sir William Cuningham of Cuninghamhead
  ((e)) Isabel Chalmer
  m. William Dalrymple of Stair
  ((ii)) Marion Chalmer
  m. William Dalrymple of Stair



James or Robert Chalmer of Gadgirth - continued above
m. ?? Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun)
BLG1886 does not give James (or Robert)'s wife a first name. The RootsWeb site names her Margaret and her mother as Isabel Wallace, which is supported by Paterson. Sir Hugh (Campbell) and Isabel Wallace did have a daughter Margaret but she was (first) wife of Thomas Kennedy of Bargany with no mention of her having been married previously.
1. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (a 1550)
  m. Annabella Cuningham (dau of John Cunningham of Caprington)
  A. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (d after 1588)
  This generation was not given by BLG1886 but is reported by the RootsWeb site referred to below and is supported by Paterson.
  m. Marion Fullerton (dau of John Fullerton of Dreghorn by Janet Mure)
i. James Chalmer of Gadgirth (a 1600)
  m. Isabella Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk)
  a. James Chalmer of Gadgirth, Sheriff of Ayr (a 1632)
  m. (1619) Isabel Blair (dau of Bryce Blair of Lochwood, of that ilk)
  (1) John Chalmer (dvp)
m. Mary Campbell (dau of Sir Dougal Campbell, Bart of Auchinbreck)
  (A) John Chalmer or Chalmers of Gadgirth (2nd son)
  m. (mcrt 10.1685) Margaret Montgomery (a 12.1717, dau of James Montgomery of Coislfield)
  (i) John Chalmers of Gadgirth (dsp 1740 or d unm c1750)
  (ii) Mary Chalmers of Gadgirth (dsp before 1762)
  m. (1748) John Steele (minister of Stair, m2. Christian Steuart of Dalguise)
  (iii) Anne Chalmers of Gadgirth (dsp)
  m. (1748) Robert Farquhar of Townhead of Catrine
  (iv) Elizabeth Chalmers
  m. John Mure of Ayr
  (a) John Mure-Chalmers of Gadgirth (b 24.07.1726, WS, 2nd son)
  m. E. Farquhar (of Edinburgh)
  ((1)) George Chalmers in Madras, later in Cheltenham
m. Elizabeth Latour (dau of Francis Latour) of Madras
  ((A)) Francis Chalmers (Captain)
  ((B)) Anna Chalmers
  m. john Jenkyns of London
  ((2))+ other issue
  (b)+ other issue - James (bpt 21.02.1725, d young), Thomas (b 16.06.1729), Ronald (b 07.07.1730), Allan (b 02.04.14732), Anna (b 21.10.1735)
  (v)+ other issue (dsp) - James, Hugh (b c1692, dsp Malplaquet 09.1709), Jean
  (B)+ other issue - William of Blackcraig (a 1675, dsp), Alla n(probably not of Sauchrie)
  (2) Margaret Chalmer
  m1. David Crawfurd of Kers
  m2. ?? Ferguson of Craigdarroch
  (3) Jean Chalmer
  m. William Gordon of Craichlaw (Craighlaw)
  (4) Elizabeth Chalmer
m. _ McCubin of Knockdolean
  (5) Janet Chalmer
  m. _ Wallace of Cairnhill
  (6) Annabella Chalmer
  m. John Schaw of Drumgrange
  (7)+ other issue - Reginald of Polquhairn, David of Elsick, Bryce, Robert
  b. Jean Chalmer
  m. (sp) John Brisbane of that ilk of Bishoptoun
  c. Helen Chalmer
  m. (1590) John Craufurd of Craufurdland (d 1612)
  d. Janet Chalmer
  m. William Wallace of Elderslie (Ellerslie)
  ii. Andrew Chalmer of Corraith
iii. Annabella Chalmer
  m. Walter Dunbar of Enterkine
  iv. Mary Chalmer
  m. (1585) John Gordon of Earlestoun (d 1628)
  v. Isabel Chalmer
  m. George Corrie of Hillwood or Kelwood
  vi Agnes Chalmer
  m. William Stuart of Halrig
  B. Annabella Chalmer wife of James Craufurd identified by Paterson as Marian
  m. James Crawfurd of Auchinames (d 1582)
  C. Margaret Chalmer
  m. James Boyd of Trochrig, Archbishop of Glasgow (d 21.06.1581)
  D. Marion Chalmer wife of John Kennedy of Ardmillan identified by Paterson as Annabella
  m. John Kennedy of Ardmillan
  E. Helen Chalmer dau of Sir John (sic), possibly of this generation
  m. John Fullerton of Dreghorn
2. Andrew Chalmer of Nether Burntshiels
3. Margaret Chalmer
  m. Allan Cathcart of Charlestoun (Carleton)

Main source(s): BLG1886 ('Stirling of Larbert'), http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~chalmers/Genealogy/Families/Gadgirth/ with support from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p324+)
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