'Cunningham12'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cuninghame of Baidland (Cunynghame of Bedland), Cuninghame of Craigance, Cunyngham of Glengarnock

We hope to find more on the Cuninghams (or Conynghams) of Craigance. Paterson identifies the under-mentioned Robert as "faider-broder" (uncle) of William IV. From that we speculate that there were 3 Williams before him.
(William) Cuninghame of Craigance
1. William Cuninghame of Craigance
  m. Geils Campbell mother of Robert, presumed also of ...
  A. (William) Cuninghame of Craigance
  i. William Cuninghame of Craigance
  B. Robert Cuninghame of Bedland (Baidland) (a 1567) - continued below
  m. Christen Park (dau of William Park of hat ilk)



Robert Cuninghame of Bedland (Baidland) (a 1567) - continued above
m. Christen Park (dau of William Park of hat ilk)
1. John Cunynghame of Bedland (Baidland) (a 1613)
  m. Margaret Crawfurd (dau of _ Crawfurd of Flattertoun in Innerkip)
  A. John Cunynghame of Bedland (d 04.1635, minister of Dalry)
m1. Jean Fleming (dau of Earl of Wigtown)
  i. John Cuninghame of Baidland (a 1660)
  m1. Margaret Cunyngham (dau of ?? Cunyngham of Collelan)
  a. John Cuninghame of Baidland (a 1679)
  m. Elizabeth Cunynghame (dau of _ Cunynghame of Langmuir)
  (1) William Cuninghame (d young)
  (2) Elizabeth Cuninghame, heiress of Baidland
  m. (c1686) Richard Cuninghame (son of Richard of Glengarnock) @@ below
  m2. _ Campbell (dau of _ Campbell of Gargunnock)
  b. Robert Cuninghame of Auchinharvie
  c. Euphame Cuninghame
  m. William Cunynghame (d 1669, minister of Kilbryde, "son of Collelan")
  m2. Jean Kerr (dau of _ Kerr of Trihorne)
  Paterson reports that Crawfurd suggests that the sons of this marriage were Sir Robert of Auchinharvie and Gabriel (d Aldeton Moor) but that "This, however, does not accord with his latter-will." He reports the following children in addition to his successor John. We are not clear who was their mother.
  ii.+ other sisue - Gabriell in Irvine (d 1646), Robert, James, Lillias
  B. Gabriel Cunynghame, Provost of Glasgow (a 1639)



Richard Cuninghame of Glengarnock (d by 1671)
m. (1654) Elizabeth Heriot (d 03.1672, dau of James Heriot of Trabroun & niece of George of Heriot's Hospital)
1. Richard Cunyngham, last of Glengarnock (b 1656)
  m. (c1686) Elizabeth Cunynghame, heiress of Baidland @@ above
  A. Margaret Cunyngham (b 05.1701)
  m1. (1743) John Wilson in Irvine
  m2. (1749) John McDowall (factor to Castlesemple)
  B.+ other issue - Richard (b 02.02.1687, a 1710), John (b 01.10.1690, a 1710), Alexander (b 13.07.1694), Robert (b 02.01.1699), ?? (b 12.07.1702), William (b 21.11.1703), Ann (b 16.06.1692), Euphame (b 03.1696), Mary (b 14.03.1705), son (d infant), 4 daughters (d infant)
2. Alexander Cunyngham (b 1665, d 1712, minister of Dreghorn, 5th son)
  m. Janet Aikenhead (dau of _ Aikenhead of Jaw)
  A. William Cunyngham
  m. Elizabeth Cuninghame (dau of Robert Cuninghame of Cayen in St. Christopher's, cousin)
  i.+ "several children" (all dsp)
  B. Richard Cunyngham (d 1760, minister at Symington)
  m. Ann Murray of Edinburgh (d 1775)
  i. Alexander Cuningham (b c1736, d unm 1782, minister at Symington)
  ii. Robert Cuningham of Blandford, Virginia (d 1796)
  m. Martha Baird ("an American lady")
  a.+ issue (in Virginia) - Alexander, Richard, 2 daughtersb (d unm)
  iii. Elizabeth Cuningham
  m. George Bannatyne (minister at Craigie, later in Glasgow, son of James of Edinburgh)
  C.+ other issue -
3. Robert Cunyngham of Cayen in St. Christopher's, West Indies (b 1669)
  m1. (1693) Judith Elisabeth de Bonnisson (Dau of Daniel de Bonnisson of Morlaix (France) by Mary, sister of Lt. General Charles de Barat, Sn de la Bodie)
  A. Daniel Cunyngham (6th son)
  m. Elizabeth Hodges (b c1700, d 1772, dau of Anthony Hodges, Governor of Montserrat)
  i. Robert Cunyngham in Montserrat
  iv. Anthony Cunyngham
  m. Harriet Rook
  iii. Elizabeth Philadelphia Cunyngham
  m. Charles Pearce of London
  iv. Henrietta Cunyngham
  m. John Knight of Seacastle, Worcestershire
  B.+ 14 others ("most of whom died young")
  m2. Mary Garnier ("his house-keeper")
  P. Susanna Cunyngham of Baidland
  m. _ Hay of Nunraw (Major)
4.+ other issue - John (a 1676, to IReland), William, David (a 1671)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p427)
(2) For middle section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p427+)
(3) For lower section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p120)
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