'Crawford03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Craufurd of Birkheid (Birkhead), Craufurd of Craufurdland, Craufurd of Giffordland, Crawfurd of Possill

                               
As reported on the continuation, BLG1952 (which we follow) disagrees with the numberings of the lairds given by Paterson, who numbers the following William as the 10h laird.
William Crauford, 9th of Craufurdland
m. Janet Hamilton (dau of (John) Hamilton of Baldowie (Bardowie))
1. Archibald Craufurd, 10th of Craufurdland (a temp James III who r. 1460-1488)
  m1. Jean Kennedy (dau of Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd of Bargenny)
  A. Robert Craufurd of Auchencairn (dvp 1484/7)
  m. Elizabeth Muir (dau of laird of Polkelly)
i. John Craufurd, 11th of Craufurdland (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. Janet Montgomery (dau of (John) Montgomery of Giffen, m2. Robert Hunter of Hunterston)
  a. John Craufurd, 12th of Craufurdland (d 1583)
  m. Margaret Blair (dau of John Blair of that ilk by Elizabeh Montgomerie)
  (1) John Craufurd, 13th of Craufurdland (b c1533, d 1603)
m. Margaret Wallace (dau of Hugh Wallace of Cairnhill)
  (A) John Craufurd, 14th of Craufurdland (b c1570, d 1612)
  m1. (1590) Helen Chalmers (dau of James Chalmers of Gadgirth)
  (i) John Craufurd (b c1591, dvp 1612)
  m. (1610) Elizabeth Cuninghame (dau of Alexander Cuninghame, 4th of Corsehill)
  (a) John Craufurd, 15th of Craufurdland (b 1611, d 1686)
  m1. (1630) Janet Cuninghame (dau of William Cuninghame, 6th of Craigends)
  ((1)) John Craufurd, 16th of Craufurdland (d 1693)
  m. (1667) Anna Stewart (dau of Archibald Stewart, younger of Castlemilk)
((A)) John Craufurd, 17th of Craufurdland (d 1744)
  m. Elizabeth Kerr (dau of Mark Kerr of Morrieston)
  ((i)) John Walkinshaw-Craufurd, 18th of Craufurdland (d 10.01.1763)
  m1. (1719) Robina Walkinshaw (dau of John Walkinshaw of that ilk & Bishoptoun)
  ((a)) John Walkinshaw-Craufurd, 19th of Craufurdland (b c1721, d unm 02.1793)
  m2. (sp) Elenora Nicolson (dau of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock, relict of Thomas Boyd (brother of Earl of Kilmarnock)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Craufurd, 20th of Craufurdland (b c1705, d 1802)
  m1. William Fairlie of that ilk
  m2. (03.06.1744) John Huison or Howieson of Braehead
  ((iii))+ other issue (dsp) - 2 sons, William in Edinburgh, Andrew in Preston (dsp 12.1762), 2 daughters (d unm)
  ((B))+ other issue - Archibald, James, 4 daughters (d young)
  ((2)) Alexander Craufurd of Fergushill
  m1. Elizabeth Maxwell (dau of John Maxwell of Southbar)
  ((A))+ 2 sons + 3 daughters
  m2. Isabel Henderson of Blaikie (relict of Bryce Boyd of Pitcon)
  ((F))+ 1 son + 1 daughter
  ((3)) William Crafurd of Glasgow
  m. Martha Miller (dau of John Miller of the Barskimming family)
  ((A)) Matthew Craufurd (2nd son)
  m1. Agnes Stewart (dau of Alexander Stewart of Torrence)
m2. Esther Fletcher, coheiress of Cranstoun
  ((i))+ 7 sons + 1 daughter
  ((B))+ other issue - Anthony, John, James, daughter
  ((4)) Elizabeth Craufurd
  m. John Hamilton of Grange (d 04.1675)
  ((5)) Agnes Craufurd
  m. John Campbell of Kingincleugh
  ((6)) Janet Craufurd
  m. (c1660) William Craufurd of Dalleagles
  ((7))+ other issue - James (surgeon), Archibald (d young in Africa), Robert, Thomas, Isabella (d infant), Anne (d infant)
  m2. (sp) Margaret Skeene of Hallyards (relict of William Fairlie of Bruntsfield)
  m3. (sp) Elizabeth Inglis of Inglistoin (relcit of _ Dundas of Breastmiln)
  (b) Alexander Craufurd (d infant)
  (ii) Janet Craufurd
  m. Alexander Cuninghame of Waterston & Carlung
  (iii) Agnes Craufurd
  m. Thomas Craufurd of Walstoun & Giffordland
  (iv) Helen Craufurd
  m. William Rankine of Sheil
  m2. Christian Wallace (dau of laird of Auchans, widiw of James Ross of Whiteriggs, m3. laird of Dreghorn)
  (v) Robert Craufurd of Monkland
  m. Catherine Davidson (dau of Patrick Davidson of Sheil & Ayr)
  (a) John Craufurd (dsp)
  (vi) Catherine Craufurd
  m. Robert Stewart of Barskimming
  (B) Hugh Craufurd in Rutherglen
  (i) "several sons, who all went to Germany and settled thre"
  (C) Janet Craufurd
  m1. George Campbell of Stevenston & Ducat-Hill
  m2. Mungo Campbell of Cowfauldshaw
  m3. John Darleith of that ilk
  (D) Elizabeth Craufurd
  m. Robert Fergushill of that ilk
  (E) Marion Craufurd (dsp)
m. William Shaw of Mainholm
  (F)+ other issue - Robert of Howrat (d unm), Archibald (Constalbe of Dunbarton Castle)
  (2) Thomas Craufurd
  The following comes from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p429).
  m. Margaret Craufurd (dau/coheir of John Craufurd of Giffordland) @1@ below
  (A) Grizel Craufurd
  m. John Blair of Giffordland (son of William of Windyedge)
  (B) Isabel Craufurd
  (3) Robert Craufurd (d unm)
  (4) Janet Craufurd
  m. James Auchencross of that ilk
  (5) Agnes Craufurd
  m. Hugh Montgomerie of Smithson (Bailie of Kilwinning)
  (6) Elizabeth Craufurd
  m. Andrew Arnot of Lochrig
  (7) daugtter
  m. Archibald Dunlope of Auchenskeith
  (8) Marion Craufurd
  m. John Curre in Gardrum
  partner unknown
  (9) Robert Craufurd of Netherton of Kilmarnock (d Pinkie 1547)
  b. Archibald Craufurd (a 1566, d unm, parson of Eaglsham, Lord of Session, etc)
  ii. William Craufurd of Walston
m. _ Mowat (dau of laird of Busbie)
  a. John Craufurd of Walston
  m. Isabell Craufurd, heiress of Giffordland @2@ below
  b. William Craufurd of Beanscroft
  iii. James Craufurd (vicar of Kilbryde)
  m2. ?? Boyd (dau of Archibald Boyd of Narston & Bonshaw, widow of Hugh Muir of Polkellie)
  B. Thomas Craufurd ancestor of Craufurds of Classlickie & Powmill
  C. William Craufurd in Tweeddale had issue in Tweeddale
  D. Jean Craufurd
  m. _ Cathcart of Waterhead
2. William Craufurd, 1st of Dean had issue
  m. _ Niebet, heiress of Cultness
3. Thomas Craufurd of Amlaird

 

 

John Craufurd of Giffordland (a 1440)
1. John Craufurd of Giffordland (a 1489)
  A. Andrew Craufurd of Giffordland (d Flodden 1513)
  i. Andrew Craufurd of Giffordland (a 1520)
  a. John Craufurd of Giffordland (d Pinkie 1547)
  m1. Mary Boyle (dau of (John) Boyle of Kelburne)
  m2. Isabel Hunter (dau of ?? Hunter of Hunterston)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  (1) Isobel Craufurd
m. John Craufurd of Walston @2@ above
  (2) Grizel Craufurd
  (3) Margaret Craufurd
  m. Thomas Craufurd ("a younger son of the Laird of Craufurdland") @1@ above
  The following comes from' History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p430+) which identifies the undermentioned family as a cadet of Giffordland.
  ii. ?? Craufurd presumed intermediary generation
  a. John Craufurd of Birkhede (a 1543) possibly of this generation, probably father of ...
  (1) Ninian Craufurd of Birkheid (d 1586)
  (A) Andrew Craufurd of Birkheid (a 1586) possibly succeeded by ...
(i) William Craufurd of Mekill Birket (d 20.12.1664)
  (a) John Craufurd of Birkheid (a 1709)
  m. Margaret Boyd (a 1709)
  ((1)) John Craufurd of Birkhead
  m. (mcrt 22.04.1698) Jean Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Barr)
  Possibly nephew rather than (younger) son of John & Jean was ...
  ((A)) William Crawfurd of Birkhead, Possill & Glasgow (a 1765)
  The following is partly supported by 'The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry' (John Guthrie Smith & John Oswald Mitchell, 1878, '#LXXXIII. Possill')
  ((i)) Robert Crawfurd of Possill, Langside & Glasgow (d c1805)
  ((a)) William Crawfurd, last of Possill (a 1808)
  ((b)) Janet Crawfurd (d 26.04.1841)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 02.01.03) : BLG1952 ('Houison-Craufurd of Craufurdland and Braehead'), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p195+)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 17.05.20) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p428+) with input as reported above
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