'Cunningham03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cunningham of Craigends, Cunningham of Robertland

William Cuninghame, 1st of Craigends (a 1479)
m1. Elizabeth Stewart (dau of Sir Walter Stewart of Arthurlie)
1. William Cuninghame, 2nd of Craigends (d 1533)
  m. Giles Campbell (d by 1552, dau of Sir George (not John) Campbell of Loudoun)
  A. Gabriel Cuninghame, 3rd of Craigends (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Elizabeth Livingston (dau of William Livingston of Kilsyth)
  i. William Cuninghame, 4th of Craigends (d 1568)
  m. Margaret Cuninghame (d 1618, dau of Sir William Cuninghame, 5th of Cuninghamhead)
  a. Alexander Cuninghame, 5th of Craigends (d 1615)
  m1. Grisel Dunbar (d by11.08.1586, Lady Mochrum)
m2. Elizabeth Cunningham (d 01.1614, dau of William Cunningham, 6th Earl of Glencairn)
  (1) William Cuninghame, 6th of Craigends (d 07.1647)
  m1. Elizabeth Stewart (d 07.1620, dau of Archibald Stewart of Castlemilk)
  (A) William Cuninghame (dvp 1637)
  m. (1622) Elizabeth Napier (dau of John Napier, 7th of Merchiston)
(i) Alexander Cuninghame, 7th of Craigends (d 1690)
  m. Janet Cuninghame (dau of William Cuninghame of Achinyards)
  (a) William Cuninghame, 8th of Craigends
  m1. (22.04.1673) Anne Ruthven (d 1689, dau of Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord of Freeland)
m2. (14.04.1689) Christian Colquhoun (dau of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss)
  ((1)) Alexander Cuninghame, 9th of Craigends
  m1. Ann Houstoun (dau of Sir John Houstoun of that ilk)
((A)) William Cuninghame, 10th of Craigends
  m. Margaret Cuninghame (cousin) @1@ below
  ((i)) Alexander Cuninghame, 11th of Craigends (dsp 1790)
  ((ii)) William Cuninghame, 12th of Craigends (d unm 1792)
  ((iii)) John Cuninghame, 13th of Craigends (d 09.03.1822) had issue
  m1. (1794) Frances Maxwell (dsp 1797, dau of Sir James Maxwell, Bart of Pollok)
  m2. (07.1800) Margaret Cuningham (d 24.01.1862, dau of Sir William Cuningham, Bart of Robertland) @2@ below
  ((B)) Christian Cuninghame 
  m. Boyd Porterfield of Porterfield (d 1795)
  ((C)) Johanna Cuninghame
  m. (1746) Claud Alexander of Newton (b 1724, d 1772)
  ((D))+ other issue (d unm) - Margaret, Lillias
m2. (sp) Katherine Campbell (dau of Sir John Campbell of Houston)
  ((2)) William Cuninghame
  m. Martha Robinson (dau of John Robinson in Glasgow)
  ((A)) Margaret Cuninghame 
  m. William Cuninghame, 10th of Craigends @1@ above
  ((3)) James Cuninghame (d unm)
  ((4)) Lillias Cuninghame
  m. (1710) Thomas Wallace of Cairnhill (d 1748)
((5)) Magdalene Cuninghame
  m. (1720) Mungo Campbell of Nether Place
  ((6)) Elizabeth Cuninghame
  m. Gabriel Porterfield of Hapland
  b) Elizabeth Cuninghame
  m. (23.09.1671) George Houston of Johnstone Castle
  (c) Rebecca Cuninghame
  m. John Hamilton of Grange
  (d) Janet Cuninghame
  m. (1690) John Alexander of Blackhouse
  (e) Marion Cuninghame (bpt 21.08.1659)
  m. Alexander Porterfield of Fullwood
  (f)+ other issue - Margaret, Anna (d unm 28.01.1694)
(ii) William Cuninghame of Butesbon
  m. Anna Montgomerie of Skelmorlie
  (iii) Jean Cuninghame
  m. John Maxwell, 5th of Dargavel
  (iv) Anne Cuninghame
  m1. John Schaw of Bargarren
  m2. James Hamilton of Overschiels
  (v) Elizabeth Cuninghame
  m1. John Maxwell of Southbar
  (a) Mary Maxwell
  m. James Alexander of Boghall (b 1634, minister)
  m2. James Brisbane of Selvieland
  (vi)+ other issue - John, Archibald
  (B) Archibald Cuninghame
  m. Isobel Craufurd (dau of _ Craufurd of Kilbirnie)
  (C) Gebriel Cuninghame
  m. Jean Blair (dau of ?? Blair of Blair)
  (D) James Cuninghame
(E) Margaret Cuninghame
  m. William Napier of Merchiston
  (F) Janet Cuninghame
  m. (1630) John Craufurd, 15th of Craufordland (b c1611, d 1686)
  (G) Agnes Cuninghame
  m1. John Hamilton
  m2. _ Wallace of Ferguslie
  (H) Jeane Cuninghame
  m. James Roberton
  (I) Elizabeth Cuninghame --
  m. John Cunningham, 2nd of Gilbertfield --
  m2. (1622) Anna Chisholm
(2)+ other issue - Alexander, James
  b. Grisell Cuninghame
  m. Robert Laminton of Inch = Robert Hamilton of Inchmachan & Strafuthie (d before 12.06.1640)
  c. Elizabeth Cuninghame
  m. the goodman of Grange
  d. Dorothy Cuninghame
  This is the Dorothy Cuninghame whose ancestry is one of the issues researched on the "Doig" web site referred to below.
  m. (c1589) James Dog of Dunrobin (b c1573, d 02.1634)
  e.+ other issue - Gabriel, William, Janet
  ii. James Cunninghame of Ashinyards (Eissenyards) (a 1567)
  iii. Janet Cuninghame
  m. Sir Patrick Houstoun of Houstoun (d 1605)
  iv. Elizabeth Cuninghame
m. Andrew Stirling of Portnallan & Law
  B. William Cuninghame of Cairncurran (a 1534)
  C. Robert Cuninghame ancestor of Cuninghame of Bedland, Achinharvie, Suthook
  D. Janet Cuninghame --
  m. David Stewart of Castlemilk (d 1557) --
  E. Beatrix Cuninghame
  m. John Porterfield of Duchil
  F. Catherine Cuninghame
  m1. laird of Bavine
  m2. John Wallace of Eldersley (a 1529)
  G. daughter
m. Crawford of Auchenames
  H. Marion Cuninghame --
  m. George Maxwell of Newark --
  I. daughter
  This daughter is not identified in the main sources inasmuch as a connection to the house of Ranfurlie is not mentioned whilst connections to the houses of Castlemilk, Porterfield, Eldersley, Auchenames and Newark are. Under sources for Knox of Ranfurlie, this Uchter's wife is identified merely as "daughter of the laird of Craigends". Dates indicate this generation. This could be a second marriage of one of the above daughters. "Doig" identifies other daughters also who married Whitford of Whitford, ?? of Stanley, ? of Dairhome, Crawford of Crowfordland, Sir John Colquhoun of Luss but, although other names reported are certainly of this family, it is not clear if these ones are all of this family - except for Margaret who is cross-referred under BP1934 (Colquhoun).
m. Uchter Knox of Ranfurlie
  J. Margaret Cuninghame
  m. Sir John Colquhoun of Luss (d 1536)
2. Janet Cuninghame
  m1. Sir Patrick Houstoun of Houstoun (d 1526)
  m2. (Cuninghame?) laird of Boquhannan
3. daughter
m2. (1499) Mariota Auchinleck (dau of Sir John Auchinleck of Auchinleck)
4. David Cuningham of Bartenholm, 1st of Robertland (d c1566)
  m. Margaret Cuninghame
A. David Cuningham, 2nd of Robertland (a 1592)
  m. (by 1548) Grizzell Hamilton (d 25.08.1592, dau of James Hamilton of Raploch) wife of David (or his father), mother of Jane, possibly also of ...
  i. Sir David Cuningham, 3rd of Robertland (d by 1607) Paterson suggests that David probably dsp but identifies the next David as his successor
  m. Jean Cuninghame (dau of Alexander Cuninghame of Aiket)
  a. Sir David Cuningham, 4th of Robertland (d 04.1619)
m. Margaret Fleming (dau of Patrick Fleming of Barrochan)
  (1) Sir David Cuningham, 1st Bart of Robertland (a 09.1661)
  Paterson (Ayrshire, vol 2, p120) suggests that it was this David's father who bought Glengarnock from Sir James Cuninghame by 10.1628 but that date suggests that it may have been this David. Paterson reports that Glengarnock was sold in 1651/2 to Richard Cuninghame, son of William, son of James of Aishinyairds.
  m. (1637) Elizabeth Joyce (dau of Robert Joyce)
  (A) Sir David Cuningham, 2nd Bart of Robertland (dsp by 02.11.1671)
  m. Jean Boyd (d 08.05.1665, dau of James Boyd, 9th Lord)
  (2) Sir Alexander Cuningham, 3rd Bart of Robertland (d by 1696)
  m. Elizabeth Cunningham (dau of John Cunningham of Cambuskeith)
  (A) Sir David Cuningham, 4th Bart of Robertland (d c1705)
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton)
  (i) David Cuningham (dvpsp)
(ii) Diana Cuningham (dsp?)
  m. Thomas Cochrane of Polkelly
  (B) Alexander Cuningham
  (C) Jean Cuningham
  m. Sir Alexander Forrester
  (3) Euphemia Cuningham
m. (mcrt 10.12.1639) Sir James Livingston of Barncloich, 1st Viscount of Kilsyth (b 25.06.1616, d 07.09.1661)
  (4)+ other issue - John, Sir James, William
  b. John Cuningham (dsp)
  c. Christierne (Chrisian) Cuningham (a 1619)
  (1) John Cuningham of Wattieston & Windyhill
  m. Elizabeth Campbell
  (A) William Cuningham of Auchinskeith & Windyhill (d 06.1727)
  m. _ McIlvain (dau of _ McIlvain of Grimmet)
  (i) Sir William Cuningham, 5th Bart of Robertland (d 25.10.1781)
m. (1741) Margaret Fairlie (dau of William Fairlie of Fairlie)
  (a) Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie, 6th Bart of Robertland (d 15.10.1811)
  m. Anne Colquhoun (dau of Robert Colquhoun of St. Christopher)
  ((1)) Sir William Cuningham-Fairlie, 7th Bart of Robertland (dsp 01.02.1837)
  m1. (21.05.1818) Anne Cooper (dau of Robert Cooper of Woodbridge)
  m2. Marianna Campbell (dau of Sir James Campbell, 3rd Bart of Aberuchill)
  ((2)) Sir John Cuningham-Fairlie, 8th Bart of Robertland (b 29.07.1779, dsp 28.02.1852)
m. (08.08.1808) Janet Lucretia Wallace (b 1781, dsp 25.06.1877, dau of John Wallace of Kelly)
  ((3)) Sir Charles Cuningham-Fairlie, 9th Bart of Robertland (b 22.09.1780, d 01.06.1859) had issue
  m. (10.06.1806) Fanny Call (d 12.05.1848, dau of Sir John Call, Bart)
  ((4)) Frances Cuningham-Fairlie (d unm)
  ((5)) Margaret Cuningham-Fairlie (d 24.01.1862)
  m1. Robert Maxwell of Pollok family (b 17.07.1770, dsp 1796, Captain)
m2. (07.1800) John Cuninghame, 13th of Craigends @2@ above
  ((6)) Anne Cuningham-Fairlie
  m.(06.1795) Sir William Bruce, 7th Bart of Stenhouse
  (b) Alexander Cuningham
  m. Sarah Reid (dau of John Reid)
  ((1)) William Cuningham (b 04.04.1787, d 11.08.1838)
m. (31.12.1816) Rebecca Armstrong (d 19.04.1875, dau of William Armstrong)
  ((2)) Anne Cuningham
  m. Anthony Dunlop
  ((3)) Jane Cuningham
  m. William Smith of Carbeth Guthrie, Provost of Glasgow (d 1871)
  The following comes from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p430).
  (B) Elizabeth Cuningham
  m. Andrew Smith of Swinridgemuir
  (C) Jean Cuningham
  m. John Glasgow (minister of Kilbirnie)
  (D)+ other issue (d unm) - James, Charles, David
  d. Frederick Cuningham
  e. Mary Cuningham probably of this generation
  m. (1601) Humphrey Noble of Ardardan
  ii. Jane Cuninghame
  m. John Hamilton in Glengavill
5.+ other issue - Alexander, John
Connected to this family in a way that is not known, but possibly of this generation (though, if so, by which marriage is not known), was ...
7. James Cuningham of Polquhairn (a 1578)

Main source(s):
(1) Cunninghame of Craigend: BLG1886 ('Cuninghame of Craigends), "Cunninghames of Craigends" (handwritten notes by Robert D. Mackenzie, 1900) with some support from Crafurd (Renfrewshire, Robertson, p97+ & 371+)
(2) "Doig". This refers to the web site developed by Dr. Suzanne Doig (www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/4038) which includes, amongst other things, a full-blooded tracing of the ancestry of Dr. Doig's ancestress, Dorothy Cuninghame (daughter of William Cuninghame, 4th of Craigends). This site provides an excellent example of how even a relatively modest link to a landed family can provide connections to many of the famous names in history. [N.B. A check on 12.05.19 found that the geocities link no longer worked. This will be investigated further in due course.]
(3) Cuninghame of Robertland: BP1934 ('Fairlie-Cuninghame of Robertland'), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p461+)
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