'Chisholm03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Chisholm of Cromlix, Chisholme of Stirches

Robert de Chisholme
m. Marion Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas, 1st of Drumlanrig, by Elizabeth Stewart)
1. John Chisholme
  A. Robert Chisholme
  i. George Chisholme (a 1526, youngest son)
  m. ?? (who m1/2. _ Cranston of that ilk)
  (1) Walter Chisholme (d 1618)
  m. Margaret Graham (dau of John Graham of Wark)
  (A) Walter Chisholme (d 1652)
  (i) Walter Chisholme 'of that ilk', 1st of Stirches, co. Roxburgh (d 1681)
  m. Margaret Balderstone (dau of James Balderstone)
  (a) William Chisholme 'of that ilk' and Stirches (b 11.01.1652, d 1707)
  m. Mary Brotherstone (dau of James Brotherstone of Glencairn)
  ((1)) John Chisholme 'of that ilk' and Stirches (b 11.09.1682, d 17.07.1755)
m. (04.02.1708) Mary Oliver (dau of John Oliver of Dinlebyre)
  ((A)) John Chisholme 'of that ilk' and Stirches (d 1784)
  m. (05.08.1736) Margaret Scott (dau of Alexander Scott of Synton by Magdalene, dau of Sir William Elliot of Stobs & aunt of Lord Heathfield)
  ((i)) Gilbert Chisholme 'of that ilk' and Stirches (d 1820 or 05.12.1826) had issue
  m1. (21.07.1768) Christina Anderson (dsp 1800, dau of Michael Anderson of Tushilaw by Janet, sister of Sir James Nasmyth, Bart of Posso)
  m2. (17.08.1802) Elizabeth Scott (dau of John Scott of Whitehaugh by Margaret, dau of Walter Scott of Newton Chamberlain)
  ((ii))+ 2 sons (dvp)
  ((2)) Mary Chisholme (b 09.08.1684)
  m. (25.10.1708) William Oliver of Dinlebyre
((A)) John Oliver
  ((B)) Mary Oliver
  m. John Scott of Synton
  (b) Robert Chisholme of Selkirk (b 03.07.1653) had issue
  (ii) William Chisholme ("settled in the North of England")
  b.+ 3 sons and 2 daughters
  ii.+ other sons (dvp)
2. Sir Edmund Chisholme of Cromlix (4th son)
  m1. Margaret Sinclair ("of the House of Dryden", widow of Ramsay of Balmain)
  A. Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix, Bishop of Dunblane (d 1534)
i. Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix (d before 1598)
  m. ?? Drummond (dau/(co)heir of (Sir John)Drummond of Innerpeffray)
  a. Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix
  m1. Helen Stirling (dau of William Stirling, brother of the laird of Ardoch (who m. Margaret Murray))
  (1) James Chisholm of Cromlix
  m. _ Houstoun (dau of Sir Ludovick Houston of that ilk)
  (A) Ludovick Chisholm (dvp 1641-2)
  (2) John Chisholm of Cromlix (dsp before 1669)
  m1. ?? apparently Jean Graham (dau of William Graham, 1st Earl of Airth & Menteith)
  m2. "Lady Creich in Fife"
(3) Jane Chisholm
  m. James 1st Lord Maderty (d 1623)
  m2. (c1612) Margaret Cunningham (dau of William, 8th Earl of Glencairn)
  (4) daughter
  m. (c1631) Earl of Lothian ???
  (5) Anna Chisholm
  m. John Rose of Bredley (son of William of Kilravock)
  b. William Chisholm, Bishop of Vaison
  c. John Chisholm
  d. Agnes Chisholm
  m. John Napier of Merchiston (b 1550, d 03.04.1617)
  e. Margaret Chisholm (b c1567, d 12.1629) probably of this generation
  m. (1590) Sir George Muschet of Burnbank (a 1626)
ii. William Chisholm, Bishop of Dunblane, later Bishop of Vaison (d 1593)
  B. son
  m2. Janet Drummond (dau of James Drummond of Goldoch, brother of John, 1st Lord)
  C. William Chisholm, Bishop of Dunblane (d 12.1564)
  partner(s) unknown (thought by some to have been/included Jean Graham, dau of Earl of Montrose)
  i. James Chisholm of Gassengal
  ii. Jean Chisholm
  m. (1542) Sir James Stirling of Keir
  iii. (Helen) Chisholm
  m. (c1555) John Buchanan of that ilk
  D. son
  E. Janet Chisholm --
  m1. Sir Alexander Napier of Merchiston (d Flodden 01.09.1513) --
  m2. Sir Ninian Seton of Touch & Tillibody
  F. Janet Chisholm probably of this generation
  m. (1524) Robert Mercer of Newton of Forgandenny (d 1547)
  G. Beatrix Chisholm possibly of this generation
  m. (div) Thomas Ogilvy of Westercraig (d before 1577)
3.+ other issue - Robert, William (vicar of Pettin)

Main source(s): 'History of the Chisholms' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1891, p187+) with support for the line 'of that ilk and Stirches' from BLG1886 ('Chisholme of that ilk and Stirches')
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