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Families covered: Crichton of Brunston, Crichton of Cairns, Crichton of Crichton

William de Crichton (a 1240)
1. Thomas (or Alexander) de Crichton (d c1300)
  m. Eda
  A. Nicholas de Crichton (d before 1340)
  i. Sir John de Crichton (d before 1358)
  a. Sir William de Crichton (a 1382)
  m1. ?? (possibly Isabella, dau of William de Ross of Inganthorpe)
(1) Sir John Crichton of Crichton (d before 12.12.1423)
  m. Christian
  (A) Sir William Crichton of Crichton, Chancellor of Scotland, 1st Lord (d before 07.1454)
  m. Agnes
  (i) Sir James Crichton of Frendraught, 2nd Lord (d c1469) --
  m. (c1443) Janet Dunbar (dau of James Dunbar, 2nd Earl of Moray) --
  (ii) Elizabeth Crichton (d 09.07.1479)
  m. (by 18.03.1439-40) Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Huntly (d 15.07.1470)
  (iii) Agnes Crichton
  m1. (before 17.02.1449-50) Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis (dsp 1486)
m2. Walter Ker of Caverton, later of Cessford (d 25.11.1501)
  (iv) Elizabeth Crichton probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Cockburn of Langton and that Ilk (d 1480)
  (2) Stephen Crichton of Cairns or Craigs, Sheriff of Linlinthgow
  m. ?? Cairnis (dau/heir of Duncan Cairnis or Cairns) wife of Stephen, presumed mother of ...
  (A) Sir George Crichton, Earl of Caithness, Lord High Admiral (d 1455)
  m1. (before 1425) _ Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas of Strabrock)
  (i) James Crichton of Cairns, 1st of Strathord
  His father's Earldom was inheritable only by a son of the Earl's second marriage.
  (ii) Elizabeth Crichton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Alexander Wood
  (iii) Helen Crichton probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. (before 1466) Nicholas Borthwick of Leny
  m2. Janet Borthwick (dau of Sir William Borthwick of that ilk, widow of Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith)
(iv) Janet Crichton
  m. (1454) John Maxwell, 3rd Lord of Carlaverock (d Kirtle 22.07.1484)
  (B) James Crichton of Ruthven, Provost of Edinburgh (d c1495)
  m. Agnes Hepburn (granddaughter of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes)
  (3) Humphrey Crichton of Bagthrop (a 1416)
  m2. Margaret (a 1410)
  (4) Thomas Crichton (a 1373)
  (5) Edward Crichton of Brunston (d 1447)
  (A) Thomas Crichton of Brunston (d 1456)
(i) George Crichton of Brunston (d 19.10.1461)
  (ii) John Crichton of Brunston (d 24.03.1487)
  (a) Edward Crichton of Brunston (d 1506)
  m. Agnes Cockburn (dau of laird of Ormiston)
  ((1)) George Crichton (a 03.1489, dvpsp)
  ((2)) John Crichton of Brunston (d 05.1536)
  m. Janet Hamilton (dau of Alexander Hamiton, 3rd of Innerwick)
  ((A)) Alexander Crichton of Brunston (d before 26.01.1554)
  m. (before 1530) Janet Pennycuke (dau of John Pennycuke of that ilk)
  ((i)) John Crichton of Brunston (d before 30.05.1604)
  m. Margaret Adamson (dau of laird of Graycrook)
  ((3)) Thomas Crichton of Harwod and Cotes (a 09.03.1505-6)
  ((4)) Gavin Crichton
  (b) John Crichton of Newbigging
  b. John de Crichton of Hounam and Crailing
  B. William de Crichton, 1st of Sanquhar
  This ancestry for William appears not to be completely certain. It may be a generation out.
  m. Isobel de Ross, heiress of Sanquhar (dau of Robert de Ross of Ryehill)
  C. Thomas de Crichton of Berwick
  m1. Eda
  i. William (rector of Crichton)
  m2. Isabella

Main source(s): BP1934 (Erne), TSP (Crichton), TSP (Caithness)
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