'Cunningham13'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cuninghame of Aiket, Cuninghame of Clonbeith, Cuninghame of Collelan

Alexander Cuninghame of Over Aitkead (a 1479)
m. Jean Kennedie (sister of 1st Earl of Cassillis)
1. Robert Cuningham of Aiket (a 1535, 1570)
  m. Helen Caldwell (dau of _ Caldwell of that ilk)
  A. William Cuningham of Aiket (a 1577)
m. Helen Colquhoun (a 1577, dau of ?? Colquhoun of Luss)
  i. John Cuningham of Aiket
  m. Helen Barclay (dau of the laird of Carfin)
  a. Alexander Cuningham of Aiket (a 1586)
  m. Dorothea Ross
  (1) James Cuningham of Aiket (a 1601)
  (2) Alexander Cuningham (dsp c1644)
  (3) Jean Cuningham probably of this generation
  m. Sir David Cuningham, 3rd of Robertland (d by 1607)
  b. William Cuningham (a 1586)
  (1) Willam Cuningham of Aiket (a 1644) possibly fits here
m. Anna Inglis (dau of Thomas Inglis of Corsflat, Town Clerk of Paisley)
  (A) James Cuningham of Aiket (a 1660, d before 07.1695) possibly fits here
  (i) James Cuningham, last of Aiket (a 1707, Major)
  m. Dorothea McAdam (dau of the laird of Waterhead)
  (a) Alexander Cunnghame (a 1730) probably of this generation
  m. Anna Crawfurd (a 1730, dau of the laird of Kerse)
  c. Margaret (or Elizabeth) Cuningham (a 1586) --
  m. (Neil Montgomery) of Langshaw --
  d. Matilda Cuningham
  m. Cuthbert Cuninghame of Corshill



Paterson reports that "Nisbet calls the family a cadet of Glencairn, through Aiket."
James Cuninghame of Clonbeith (a 1572)
1. John Cuninghame of Clonbeith
  A. James Cuninghame of Clonbeith (a 1581, dsp?) possibly succeeded by brother?
  B. John Cuninghame of Clonbeith (a 1586) apparenty succeeded by ...
  i. William Cuninghame of Clonbeith
  m2/1. Agnes Cuninghame (d 12.1612)
Paterson (p253) notes that "From (Agnes's) testament it does not appear that she left any family." Paterson (p38) identifies the undermentioned Alexander as son of William whilst on p253 he notes that William "appears to have been succeeded by" the undermentioned Daniel. We presume that both Daniel & Alexander were sons of William by a wife other than Agnes.
  m1/2. ??
  a. Daniel Cuninghame, last of Clonbeith (a 1626, 1633)
  (1) William Cuninghame (a 1633)
  b. Alexander Cuninghame of Collellan (a 1674)
Alexander purchased Collelan in 1674 from Robert Cuninghame of Collellan who appears not to have been a close kinsman.
  (1) John Cuninghame of Collellan (a 1699)
  (2) Alexander Cuninghame of Collellan (d 13.07.1705) probably brother of John
  m. (17.04.1686) Margaret Walkinshaw
  (A) James Cuninghame of Collellan (b 07.04.1704)
  m1. (05.05.1727) Margaret Carse (b c1705, d 08.03.1733, dau of Sir Mark Carse of Cockpen)
  (i) Rachel Cunninghame
  m. Alexander Hamilton of Grange (d before 1774)
  (ii)+ other issue (d infant) - Alexander, William, Elizabeth
  m2. (before 1737) Susanna Cuninghame (dau of Thomas Cuninghame, last of Mountgreenan)
  (v)+ other issue - Loudoun, Margaret (b c1737, d unm 1813), Elizabeth (d infant)
  (B) Elizabeth Cuninghame
  m. Robert Montgomerie of Broomlands (b c1676, dsp 11.01.1740)
  (C)+ others (d young)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p49+)
(2) For lower section (first uploaded 24.05.20 to a temporary page) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p37+ & 252+)
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