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Families covered: Gourlay of Kincraig

William Gourlay of Kincraig (d by 1590)
m1. (before 26.08.1538) Janet Forman (d by 1560?)
1. Alexander Gourlay of Kincraig (d c1600)
  m. Janet Scott (d before 1607, dau of Thomas Scott of Abbotshall) named Isobel by Wood
A. Thomas Gourlay of Kincraig (d 02.1627)
  m. Barbara Paterson (d 1603, dau of Robert Paterson of Dunmure)
  i. William Gourlay (dvp by 1631)
  The 'Memorials' book suggests that William died in his father's lifetime but BLG1952 identifies him as a laird of Kincraig, having been served heir to his father in 1609. Woo mentinos a (possibly elder) brother Thomas (d by 1627 leaving Thomas & William) but notes that it was William "who seems to have acquired the estate".
m. (mcrt 01.04.1609) Jean Makgill (dau of James Makgill of Rankeillour)
  a. Sir Thomas Gourlay of Kincraig (d c1670)
  BLG1952 suggests that Sir Thomas's wife was Janet Bruce, daughter of Sir Andrew Bruce of Earlshall, but the dates make this seem unlikely. Wood identifies her as "Janet Bruce of Earlshall". The 'Memorials' book suggests that she was ...
  m. (1632) Janet Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce of Pitlogie)
  (1) Thomas Gourlay (dvp 1661)
  m. (24.07.1657) Margaret Forbes (dau of William Forbes, younger of Rires)
  (A) Thomas Gourlay of Kincraig (bpt 08.10.1658, d unm 04.1683)
  (B) William Gourlay of Kincraig (bpt 17.01.1660, d 12.1718)
  m. Jean Lessells or Lassells (dau of John Lessells, Provost of Haddington)
  (i) William Gourlay (16th) of Kincraig (d 1776, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Seton (d 1792, dau of George Seton of Pitmedden family)
  (a) George Gourlay (dvp 17.01.1774)
  m. (1757) Margaret Robertson (dau of William Robertson of family of Bedlay)
  ((1)) William Gourlay (17th) of Kincraig (d unm 1792)
  ((2)) Margaret Gourlay (20th) of Kincraig (d unm 1846)
  ((3)) Mary Anne Gourlay (d unm)
  (b) Mary Anne Gourlay (dsp 1776)
  m. Dr. Tait in Elie
  (ii) John Gourlay of Haddington (wine merchant)
  m. Elizabeth Plenderleath (dau of David Plenderleath of Kailzie)
  (a) William Gourlay (18th) of Kincraig (b c1761, d 18.11.1827)
  m1. (1787) Catherine Van Cortlandt (dau of Col. Philip Van Cortlandt of America)
  ((1)) John Gourlay (19th) of Kincraig (d unm 12.1833)
  ((2)) Catherine Gourlay (21st) of Kincraig (d 12.1864)
  m1. Roddam Douglas (Captain RN)
  m2. James Bean of Madeira
  ((3)) Jean Plenderleath Gourlay (d 1823)
  m. (1809) John Austin (d 1860, General in Portugal)
  Gourlay passed firstly to their son then into their younger daughter's family.
((4))+ other issue (d unm) - Elizabeth, Gertrude
  m2. (1822) Mary Mackintosh (dau of James Mackintosh)
  ((6))+ other issue (d unm) - Marion (d 27.02.1888), Helen (d 30.12.1845)
  (iii) Janet Gourlay
  m. (Alexander) Reid (Captain)
(a) (Jean) Reid
  m. (John) Ker of Cavers
  (iv) Jean Gourlay
  m. John Scott of Coats
  (v)+ other issue - Thomas (dvp), David (dsp), Robert (b 1705), Helen (d unm)
  (C) Arthur Gourlay (bpt 01.03.1662, d young)
  (D) Margaret Gourlay
  m1. Thomas Spens of Lathallan (d before 1700)
  m2. Hew Kemp (minister at Dunfermline)
(2) William Gourlay (d 1667) not mentioned by Wood
  m. (1660) Margaret Sharp (dau of Dr. Sharp in Edinburgh)
  (A)+ issue - Margaret, Helen
  (3) John Gourlay of Elie mentioned only by Wood
  (4) Jane Gourlay
  m. (26.06.1656) Robert Lenture, Provost of St. Andrews
  (5) Margaret Gourlay (bpt 12.03.1642)
  m. (28.12.1665) Nathaniel Spens of Lathallan
  b. Janet Gourlay
  m. William Duddingston of Sandford
  B. William Gourlay
  m. Elizabeth Balfour (niece of James Spens of Wormiston)
m2. (by 1560) Janet Kellie
Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
2. Jean Gourlay
  m. Henry Halkerston of Rathillet

Main source(s): 'Memorials of the Scottish House of Gourlay' by Rev. Charles Rogers (privately printed in Edinburgh in 1888), BLG1952 (Murray-Gourlay of Kincraig), 'East Neuk of Fife' (Walter Wood, 1887, p180+)
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