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Families covered: Heron of Birtley Hall, Heron of Heron, Heron of Kerrouchtree, Heron of Shield Hall

Reported by BLG1886 to have owned Kerrouchtree in 1465 was a John Heron, "supposed to be descended from the Herons of Chipchase". From him descended ...
Andrew Heron of Kerrouchtree
m. Jean Dunbar (dau of John Dunbar of Machimore)
1. Patrick Heron of Kerrouchtree, later of Heron (d 1761, MP)
A. Patrick Heron (MP)
  m. Margaret McKie (dau of John McKie of Palgoun)
  i. Patrick Heron of Heron (d 1802)
  m1. Jean Home (dau of George Home of Kames)
  m2. (14.11.1775) Elizabeth Cochrane (d 19.11.1811, dau of Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald)
  a. Mary Heron (d 06.1856)
  m. (04.01.1802) Sir John Shaw Maxwell, later Heron-Maxwell, 4th Bart of Springkell (b 29.06.1772, d 29.01.1830, Lt. General)
  b. Elizabeth Heron (d before 1802)



The following family was "a cadet line of the family of Heron of Chipchase".
George Heron of Birtley, 1st of Shield Hall (a 1611) possibly father of ...
1. John Heron of Birtley Hall (a 1618, d by 1650, had 2 wives)
  A. George Heron of Birtley Hall (a 10.1669)
  m. ??
  B. John Heron of Shield Hall in Slaley (b 1607?, bur 08.08.1686)
  m. Cecilia (a 1652)
  i. George Heron of Birtley Hall & Shield Hall (d by 10.1672)
  m. (c1670) Mary Wilson of Walwick (m2. James Fenwick of Stanton)
  a. Anne Heron (bpt 27.12.1671)
  ii. Cuthbert Heron of Birtley Hall (bur 18.05.1733)
  m. (12.08.1680) Elizabeth (Isabel) Shafto (bur 16.05.1711)
  a. John Heron of Birtley Hall & Shield Hall (bpt 13.08.1681, a 1739)
  m. (10/30.03.1708/9) Phillis Guy (a 1739)
  (1) John Heron of Shield Hall, Ninebanks, Wall, Lee Hall & Hexham (d before 21.03.1806)
  m. (c11.1748) Elizabeth Robson (bpt 01.02.1730, dau/heir of George Robson of Ninebanks)
  (A) Cuthbert Heron of Shield Hall & Rye Hill (bpt 29.05.1751, bur 03.06.1812, 2nd son)
  m. Catherine Wardle (widow of _ Smith of Wester Hall)
  (i) Elizabeth Heron (bpt 06.10.1802)
  m. John Mason of London
  (ii) Mary Ann Heron (bpt 27.12.1806, d 15.07.1885)
  m. Jonathan Scurr (vicar of Ninebanks)
  (B) Phillis Heron (bpt 13.05.1757)
  m. Allan Shafto alias Macdonald of Tone, later of Gold Island in Jamaica
  (C) Elizabeth Heron (bpt 24.08.1769)
  m. William Good
(D) Mary Heron (d by 1805)
  m. _ Wilthew
  (E)+ other issue - John Robson (b by 1750, a 1771, dsp(vp?)), George (bpt 17.05.1753, RN), Edward (bpt 12.10.1754), Matthew (bpt 31.03.1756), Betsy (bpt 04.02.1760, bur 17.08.1761)
  (2) Cuthbert Heron (bpt 07.07.1714)
  (3) Phillis or Esther Heron (bpt 01.08.1711)
  m. (05.12.1734) William Shafto (son of Edward of Bavington)
  b. Phillis Heron
  m. (30.03.1709) ??
  c. Esther Heron (bpt 25.02.1697)
  m. (before 1731) _ Clifton
  d.+ other issue - George (bpt 18.07.1683), Ralph of Dinley Hall (bpt 27.08.1685, d by 1762), Elizabeth (bpt 26.08.1689)
  iii.+ other issue - John, daughters
  partner unknown
  v. William Heron of Birtley (b c1628, a 1698)
  C. Elizabeth Heron (a 1673)
  m. Thomas Raine (d before 07.10.1685)
  D. Margery Heron
  m. _ Pawstone
  E. Katherine Heron
  m. Mark Ogle of Kirkley
  F. daughter
  m. _ Scott

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (originally uploaded on 22.03.04 into Heron02) : BLG1886 ('Maxwell-Heron of Heron')
(2) For lower section : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 4, John Crawford Hodgson, 1897, 'Heron of Birtley Hall', p361+)
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