'Craig01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Craig of Riccarton, Heriot of Ramornie
[Part of this page was originally contained with 'Heriot01' until that page was expanded on 19.06.04. It was then transferred into CZmisc07 where the information was again extended. The information was transferred onto this page on 08.04.06 when it was further extended.]

William Craig of Craigfintray (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
1. Alexander Craig of Craigfintray
  A. Robert (not William) Craig of Craigfintray, later of Craigston (d 1575)
  m. Katherine Bellenden (d 1578, probably dau of Thomas Bellenden of Auchnoul)
  i. Thomas Craig, 1st of Riccarton (b c1538, d 26.02.1608, expert on feudal law)
m1. (mcrt 10.1573) Helen Hamilton (d by 1575, granddaughter (probably not niece) of Robert Richardson, commendator of St. Mary's Isle)
  There is some contradiction as to which wife was the mother of Lewis but his approximate birth date and the date of his parents' (presumably post-nuptial) marriage contract suggest that his mother was Helen Hamilton.
  a. Sir Lewis Craig, 2nd of Riccarton (b 1569?, d 06.02.1622, Lord of Session as Lord Wrightslands)
  m. Beatrice Chyrnesyde of East Nisbet
(1) Thomas Craig, 3rd of Riccarton
  m. (1632) Elizabeth Cranstoun (dau of James, Master of Cranstoun)
  (A) Thomas Craig, 4th of Riccarton
  According to TSP (Hyndford), the Thomas who was father of Helen had only one child.
  (i) Helen Craig (b 02.01.1690)
  m. (17.04.1709) William Carmichael of Skirling (b 1671, d 29.12.1759)
  (B) Lewis Craig, 5th of Riccarton
  m. (1662) Margaret Dalgleish (dau of Robert Dalgleish of Lauriston)
(i) James Craig, 6th of Riccarton
  m. (mcrt 26.03.1715) Marion Fraser (dau of Alexander Fraser of Strichen)
  Possibly parents of the last Craig of Riccarton who was ...
  (a) Thomas or Roger Craig, 7th of Riccarton (b c1731, dspm 13.03.1823)
  (ii) Elizabeth Craig
  m. (03.11.1687) Sir John Gibson of Pentland (d 13.05.1704)
  (C) Janet Craig probably of this generation
  m. (1678) William Borthwick, 9th of Crookston
  (2) Janet Craig (b 1614, d 05.03.1693)
  The information received from the contributor suggests that Janet married George Pringle (b 1631, d 1689) but BLG1952 (Pringle of Torwoodlee) suggests that George had been confused with his father ...
m. (1628) James Pringle, 5th of Torwoodlee (d c1657)
  (3) Anne Craig
  m. Sir James Murray, younger of Philiphaugh (dvp 1648)
  m2. (by 1578) Helen Heriot (dau of James Heriot of Trabroun by Helen Swinton)
  b. Sir James Craig of Craig Castle & Craigston, later of Ulster (d 1641) had issue (many descendants in America)
  c. John Craig (physician to Kings JamesVI/I and Charles I) probably the John who had the following family ...
  m. Margaret Binning (b 03.1626, dau of James Binning of Carlowriehaugh)
  (1) Katharine Craig
m. Andrew Lumsden, Bishop of Edinburgh
  d. Robert Craig
  m. Janet Livingstone (dau of Alexander Livingstone)
  (1) John Craig (d 05.1681)
  The following is supported by 'Beyond Trabroun' (Ray Harriot, 2012, p81+) with some dates given by some schedules kindly provided to us by the author.
  m. (17.12.1667) Jean Heriot of Ramornie (bpt 08.03.1648, d 01.1687, dau of George Heriot of Ramornie)
  (A) Robert Craig, later Heriot of Ramornie (d 01.1751)
  m. (1713) Anne Calderwood ("of the Piteddie family")
  (i) William Heriot of Ramornie (b 1705, dsp 1762, captain)
  (ii) George Heriot (b 1710, d 1776, 4th son))
  p. Margaret Turner
  (a) George Heriot
  (iii) Robert Heriot of Ramornie (b 1710, dsp 1789)
  (iv) Jean Heriot of Ramornie (b 1708, dsp 1791)
  (v) Janet Heriot (b 1717, dsp 1786)
  m1. William Beveridge
m2. (20.10.1751) James Wood
  (vi)+ other issue - John (b 1707, d 1711), Thomas (b/d 1709), John (b 1712, d young?), Barbara (b 1713, d 1716), Elizabeth (b 1715, dsp 1785), Margaret Heriot (b 1718, dsp 1781)
  (B) John Craig of Edinburgh (a 1704, dsp)
  (C) Janet Craig, heiress of Ramornie --
  m. (mcrt 10.02.1693) David Makgill of Rankeillour (d 09.1717) --
(D) Margaret Craig
  m. Robert Bruce of Edinburgh (goldsmith)
  (E) Catherine Craig
  m. William Rigg of Downfield
  e. Margaret Craig
  The Heriot book mentions Margaret's marriage to ...
  m(1). William Little of Libberton
  Margaret is also identified in BP1934 (Gibson-Craig-Carmichael) as wife of ...
  m(2). (14.01.1596) Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie (d 10.06.1644, Lord President of the Court of Session as Lord Durie)
  f. Elspeth Craig (a 1636)
  m. James Johnston of Beirholm (dvp 1617)
  g. Janet Craig
  m. Alexander Belsches of Tofts
  ii. Robert Craig had issue (at least 1 son)
  m. Elizabeth Drummond (dau of _ Drummond, Provost of Linlithgow)
  iii. Margaret Craig
  m. Sir John Arnot of Birswick, Provost of Edinburgh (a 1589)
  iv.+ other issue - John (physician), James (in Bordeaux), son, Jean
2. John Craig (b 1512, d 1600, Rev., religious reformer)

Main source(s): 'The Heriots of Ramornie (from XVth to XVIIIth centuries)' by R.C. Reid of Mouswald (with a section entitled "Notes and Reminiscences from 1800 on" by Sir William Maitland-Heriot. Printed for private circulation in 1931 by the Courier Press, Dumfries) with input kindly provided by a contributor, JB (06.04.06) who identified the Oxford Dictionary of National Biographies as one of his main sources, and a little input from various web sites
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