'Chisholm01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chisholm of Chisholm, Chisholm of Comar, Chisholm of Erchless

Although generally thought of as a Highland family, the first known generations of this family appear to have lived in the Scots Lowlands.
John de Chisholme (a 1254)
m. Emma de Vetereponte (dau of William de Vetereponte or Vipont of Bolton)
1. Richard de Chesholme (in Roxburghshire) (a 1296)
A. Sir John de Chesholme (a 1296, 1320, in Berwickshire)
  i. Alexander de Chisholme of Chisholme (Roxburghshire) & Paxtoun (Berwickshire) (a 1335)
  a. Sir Robert de Chisholme of Chisholme (a 1346, 1394)
  m. Anne Lauder (dau of Sir Robert Lauder of Quarrelwood, constable of Urquhart Castle)
  (1) Sir Robert de Chisholme of Chisholme, Sheriff of Inverness-shire (a 1358, 1393, constable of Urquhart Castle)
m. Margaret Haliburton (dau of ?? Haliburton of that ilk)
  (A) John de Chisholme of the Aird (d 1436)
  m. Catherine Bisset (dau of _ Bisset of that ilk)
  (i) Morella (Muriel) Chisholme --
  m. Alexander Sutherland of Duffus --
(B) Alexander de Chisholme of Chisholme (a 1398, constable of Urquhart Castle)
  m. Margaret Weyland of Erchless (dau/heir of Weyland of the Aird (Fenton?) (by Matilda, dau/coheir of Malise, Earl of Stratherne), brother of Alexander)
  (i) Thomas de Chisholme (of Straglash) (a 1403, constable of Urquhart Castle)
  m. Margaret Mackintosh (dau of Lachlan Mackinosh of Mackintosh)
  (a) Alexander Chisholme of Kinrossy (dspm 1432)
  ((1)) Catherine Chisholm possibly of this generation --
  m. Walter Halyburton, 1st of Pitcur (d before 11.1459) --
  (b) Wiland Chisholme 'of Strathglass' of Comar (a 1443, 1490)
  ((1)) Wiland Chisholm of Comar & Erchless, The Chisholm (a 1499, 1529)
  ((A)) John Chisholm, The Chisholm (a 1555)
  ((i)) Alexander Chisholm, The Chisholm (d before 1590)
m(1). Janet (Mary) Mackenzie (dau of Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail)
  ((ii)) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. Alastair Roy Mackenzie, 2nd of Achilty (d 1578)
  ((2)) (Jean?) Chisholm
  m. (c1470) ?? Farquharson of Invercauld
  ((3)) daughter
  m. Ewen Maclean of Ardgour
  (ii) Margaret Chisholme
  m. (1401) Angus (MacDonald) (son of Godfrey of Uist & Garmoran, son of John, 1st Lord of the Isles by Amie Macruarie)
  (C) Robert de Chisholme --
  Robert is not mentioned by BLG1952 but is by BLG1886 ('Chisholme of that ilk and Stirches'), which does not mention Alexander, and by 'History of the Chisholms'.
  m. Marion Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas, 1st of Drumlanrig, by Elizabeth Stewart) --
  (D) Janet Chisholm
  m. (1364) Hugh Rose, 4th of Kilravock (d c1388)
  (2) William de Chisholme (Treasurer of Moray)
  B. Alexander de Chesholme

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Chisholm of Chisholm'), 'History of the Chisholms' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1891, p13+ & 183+)
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