'Edmonstone1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Edmonstone of Duntreath, Edmonstone of Edmonstone, Edmonstone of Ednam (Edenham)

The family web site reports that "The legend of a knight called Edmund coming from Hungary with Queen Margaret, wife of Malcolm III, cannot be substantiated. More factually it seems almost certain that the Edmonstones descend from the Setons, a family of Norman extraction".
Henry de Edmundiston (a 1248) probably father or grandfather of ...
1. Henry de Edmundiston (d by 1359)
  A. Sir John de Edmonstone of Boyn (a 1369)
Sir John's wives are not named by our Main Sources but 'The County Families of the Zetland Islands' by Francis Grant, 1893 ('Edmonston of Buness', p69) identifies the 2nd wife of Sir John of Ednam (m. before 1379) as Elizabeth Sinclair. We presume that his sons John & Archibald were by his 1st wife ...
  m1. ??
  i. Sir John Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam or Edenham (a 1410)
  m. (by 1390) Isabella Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots)
  a. David Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam (d by 1426)
  m. Agnes Maitland (dau of Robert Maitland of Thirlestane)
(1) Sir James Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam, Boyne, Tulliallan (Tillyallan), etc
  'Fife (P&H)' (vol 2, p266) suggests that Sir James died with only the 2 daughters. The family web site reports that he was father of John by ...
  m1. (div c1456) Isabella Forrester (dau of Sir John Forrester of Corstorphine)
  (A) John Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam
  m. Margaret Maitland (dau of William Maitland of Thirlestane)
  m2. (c01.1456-7) Janet Napier (dau of Sir Alexander Napier, 2nd of Merchiston)
  (B) Elizabeth Edmonstone, heiress of Tulliallan (Tillyallan) --
m. Patrick Blacatir (Blackadder) (son of Robert of that ilk) --
  (C) Margaret Edmonstone, heiress of Boyne --
  m. (1484) Sir Walter Ogilvy of Auchlevyn, 1st of Boyne (b 1460, d 1507-8) --
  ii. Sir Archibald Edmonstone
  a. Sir William Edmonstone of Culloden, 1st of Duntreath (d 1460)
  m. (1425) Mary Stewart (dau of John Stewart, King Robert III of Scots)
  (1) Sir William Edmonstone, 2nd of Duntreath (d 1486)
  Sir William's wife, Matilda Stewart, is identified by TSP (Albany) as dau of Sir James 'More', younger son of Murdach Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany & Earl of Fife. Guthrie Smith, supported by the Edmonstone site, reported that this was wrong, being based on an error by George Crawford, and that she was daughter of Sir James's elder brother Walter. BP1934 supports this, identifying her as "grand-dau of the last Regent, Duke of Albany, and sister of the celebrated Chancellor, Lord Avondale".
  m. Matilda Stewart (dau of Sir Walter Stewart, Master of Fife)
(A) Sir Archibald Edmonstone, 3rd of Duntreath (d 1502)
  m. Janet Shaw (dau of Sir James Shaw of Sauchie)
  (i) Sir William Edmonstone, 4th of Duntreath (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  It is not known which wife was the mother of which child except that his first wife must have been the mother of at least William and Archibald since they were of age when this William died at Flodden.
  m1. (before 17.05.1497) Sibylla Baillie (dau of Sir William Baillie of Lamington)
  (a) Sir William Edmonstone, 5th of Duntreath (d c1580)
  m1. Agnes Stuart (dau of Matthew Stuart, 2nd Earl of Lennox)
((1)) Alexander Edmonstone (dvpsp ?)
  m2. (before 1545) Margaret Campbell (dau of Sir James Campbell of Lawers)
  ((2)) Sir James Edmonstone, 6th of Duntreath (d 1618)
  m1. Helen Stirling (dau of James Stirling of Keir)
((A)) William Edmonstone, 7th of Duntreath, 1st of Redhall (d c1629)
  m. (before 12.12.1608) Isobel Haldane (dau of Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles)
  ((i)) Archibald Edmonstone of Redhall, 8th of Duntreath (d 1637)
  m. Jean Hamilton (dau of Archibald Hamilton of Halcraig)
  ((ii)) James Edmonstone had issue
  m. Jean Cuninghame (dau of John Cuninghame, 7th of Cuninghamhead)
  ((iii)) John Edmonstone
  m. Elizabeth Edmonstone (dau of James Edmonstone of Broich)
  ((iv)) Helen Edmonstone
  m1. John Dolway of Belliehill
  m2. James Wallace of Auchans and Dundonald
((v)) Jean Edmonstone
  m. Sir Robert Adair of Kilhill
  ((vi))+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, Andrew
  ((B)) Mary Edmonstone
  m1. John Cuninghame, 7th of Cuninghamhead (d c1607)
  m2. Sir William Graham, 1st Bart of Braco (d by1636)
((C)) Marjory Edmonstone
  m. Sir Claud Hamilton of Cochna
  ((D)) Helen Edmonstone
  m. John Lennox of Branshogle
  m2. (1585) Margaret Colquhoun (dau of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss)
  ((E)) Elizabeth Edmonstone
  m. James Edmonstone of Broich
  ((F))+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, Margaret, Agnes, Jean
((3)) Marjorie Edmonstone
  m1. (mcrt 03.1571) Mungo Graham of Rathernis and Orchil (d 1590)
  m2. (mcrt 17.09.1592, sp) Sir John Maxwell of Pollok (d Lockerby 07.12.1593)
  ((4)) Sibylla Edmonstone
  m. John Stewart of Barscube
  ((5)) Annabella Edmonstone
  m. John Stirling of Glorat (d before 18.05.1613)
((6)) Marion Edmonstone
  m. David Sempill of Nobleston
  ((A)) Katharine Sempill
  m. Robert Danzielstoun of Colgrain (d 1618)
  ((7)) Elizabeth Edmonstone
  m. John Stirling of Ballagan
  ((8)) Janet Edmonstone
  m. Luke Stirling of Baldorane/Baird
  (b) Marion/Mariote Edmonstone
  m. Sir John Campbell, 5th of Glenorchy (d 05.07.1550)
  (c) Mary (sb Agnes?) Edmonstone
  m. Thomas (probably not Robert) Hamilton of Inchmachan
  (d) Margaret Edmonstone
  m. _ Stewart of Craighall
  (e) Elizabeth Edmonstone
  m. John Logan of Balvie
  (f)+ other issue - Archibald of Rednock, Robert of Cambusbeg, James of Wester Row
  m2. Elizabeth Leslie (d before 1510, dau of George Leslie, 1st Earl of Rothes)
  m3. (by 1510) Katherine Forest
  m4. Sibylla Carmichael (dau of Sir John Carmichael of that ilk)
partner unknown
  (j) James Edmonstone ancestor of Edmonstones of Newton of DouneM
  (ii) James Edmonstone, Comptroller ancestor of Edmonstones of Ballinton
  m. Agnes Ridheugh (dau of James Ridheugh of Tillychadell)
  (iii) Janet Edmonstone --
  m. (by 05.1504) William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose (b 1463/4, d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  (iv) Christian Edmonstone (d 05.1551) --
  m1. John Ross, Lord of Halkhead (d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  m2. (div c1515) George Knollis
  (v) Elizabeth Edmonstone --
  m. (c1500) John Montgomery, Master of Eglinton (dvp 28.04.1520) --
  (vi) Margaret Edmonstone
  m. George Buchanan of that ilk (d 1561)
  (vii) Barbara Edmonstone
  m. Sir James Muschet of Burnbank
(viii) Catherine Edmonstone
  m. David Murray
  (ix) Helen Edmonstone
  partner unknown
  (x) James Edmonstone of Ballowan
  (B) James Edmonstone
  m1. Elizabeth Cunningham (dau of Alexander Cunningham of Polmaise)
  m2. Helen Murray (dau of John Murray of Touchadam)
  (C) John Edmonstone
  m. _ Stewart (dau of Sir John Stewart of Ardgowan & Blackhall)
  (D) daughter
  m. (??) Lawrence Oliphant, 1st Lord
  (E)+ other issue - James (?), George, William
  (2) Mary Edmonstone
  m. Humphrey Cunningham of Glengarnock
  m2. Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney)
  iii.+ issue probably including the ancestor of Edmondston of Buness

Main source(s):
(1) 'The Parish of Strathblane' by John Guthrie Smith, pubished by James MacLehouse and Sons, Glasgow (1886)
(2) The Edmonstone family web site at www.edmonstone.com
(3) BP1934 (Edmonstone)
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