'Kennedy03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Kennedy of Ardstinchar, Kennedy of Bargany, Kennedy of Bennane, Kennedy of Dalquharran, Kennedy of Dunure, Kennedy of Kirkhill
[This page was initially launched as 'KennedyXX'. Its name was changed to 'Kennedy03' on 03.12.03. See the note at the foot of the page.]

Thomas Kennedy of Ardstynchar, 1st of Bargany (a 1455)
1. Gilbert Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (a 1471)
  A. Sir Thomas Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (a 1511)
  Paterson, supported by TSP ('Cassillis'), identifies this Thomas's wife as ...
m. Katharine Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy, 2nd Lord)
  i. Alexander Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (d before 31.01.1551-2)
  m. (before 1503) Marion Dunbar (dau of Sir John Dunbar of Mochrum)
  a. Sir Thomas Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (d c1572)
  m1. ?? Kennedy (dau of Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassillis)
  m2. (mcrt 02.03.1528) Margaret Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun, Sheriff of Ayr) marriage contract date from TSP (Loudoun)
  (1) Thomas Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (d 1597)
Paterson mentions Thomas's marriage (c1560) to Agnes Montgomery but not a second marriage. TSP ('Eglinton') confirms Thomas's marriage to Agnes (when he was "younger of Bargany"). TSP ('Ochiltree') shows the marriage of a Thomas of Bargany, presumed to this Thomas's second marriage, to Isabel Stewart.
  m1. (12.01.1555) Agnes Montgomery (dau of Hugh Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Eglinton)
  (A) Roland Kennedy (dvp)
  (B) ?? Kennedy (dvp, 2nd son) possibly the 'Alexander of Bargany' who married ...
  m. (1588) Mary Gordon (dau of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar and Kenmure)
  (C) Gilbert Kennedy of Bargany & Ardstinchar (b c1576, dsp 1601)
  m. (mcrt 06.01.1596) Janet (Jean or Anna) Stewart (dau of Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltree, sister of Lord Ochiltree)
(D) Thomas Kennedy of Drummurchie, last of Bargany & Ardstinchar (b c1593?, dsp) possibly the Thomas of Bargany who married ...
  m. (by 1620) Margaret Stewart (dau of Josias Stewart of Bonnyton)
  (E) Helen Kennedy
  Paterson shows the eldest daughter as Helen who m. Earl of Eglinton but that appears to be wrong. This was probably the Ellen who married ...
  m. (mcrt 08.05.1590) Sir John Graham of Knockdolian (d c1602)
(F) Margaret Kennedy
  m. John Mure of Auchindraine
  (G) Janet Kennedy
  m1. Adam Boyd of Penkill (d 1596)
  m2. Thomas Hay of Park (d 1633)
  (H) Elizabeth (Isobel) Kennedy
  m. (mcrt 09.02.1593-4) Alan, Master of Cathcart (b 1562, dvp before 23.07.1603)
  m2. Isabel Stewart (dau of Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree)
  (2) John Kennedy
  (3) Hugh (Hew) Kennedy of Bennane (d 1585)
  The following is supported by 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p251+).
  m. (1560) Katherine Kennedy (dau of David Kennedy of Bennane, son of John)
  (A) Hew Kennedy of Bennane (d 1620)
  m. Janet Ross (dau of Mathew Ross of Galston & Haining)
  (i) Hew Kennedy of Bennane
  m. Margaret Cathcart (dau of James Cathcart of Genoch & Barneil)
  (a) Hew Kennedy of Bennane
  m. Isabel Wardlaw ("neice (sic) of Sir John Wardlaw of Pitreavie")
  ((1)) Hew Kennedy of Bennane (a 1730)
  m. Anna Caldwell (dau of Rev. William Caldwell "of the ancient house of Caldwell of that Ilk")
((A)) Hew Kennedy (dvp)
  ((B)) Hamilton Kennedy of Bennane (d 1770)
  m. Margaret Fergusson (dau of Rev. Thomas Fergusson of Castlehill)
  ((i)) Hew Kennedy of Bennane (d 1818)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Kennedy of Bennane and Finnarts').
  m. Agnes Fergussone (dau of David Fergussone of Finnarts, cousin)
  ((a)) David Kennedy of Bennane (dvp 1806)
  m. Mary Forsyth (cousin, dau of John Forsyth of Belliston, cousin)
  (((1))) Hew Fergussone Kennedy of Bennane & Finnarts (b 26.11.1801, d 1870) had issue
m. (10.09.1857) Marianne Bell (dau of John Bell of Enterkine)
  (((2))) Agnes Kennedy (d 09.1807)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Robert ( "died abroad"), Anna Fergusson (dsp), Jean (dsp)
  ((C)) John Kennedy of Ballony
  ((D)) Primrose Kennedy
  m. (David) Kennedy of Drumellane (Captain)
  ((E)) Mary Kennedy 
m. David Fergussone of Finnart
  ((2)) Robert Kennedy of Pinmore had issue
  m. _ Macdouall (dau of _ Macdouall of Freuch)
  ((3)) William Kennedy of Menuncheon
  (b) Fergus Kennedy had descendants in co. Waterford
  (ii) Grissal Kennedy
  (B)+ other issue - Thomas, Hector, Marion
  (4) Isabel Kennedy probably of this generation
  m. (1563) James Dalrymple of Stair (d 03.08.1586)
  b. Gilbert Kennedy of Kirkhill (3rd son)
  The following was originally prepared using the Vans Family Archive at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vfarch/ with some input/support from a contributor (HNK, 20.11.03). It was reviewed and confirmed using 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p386+) with support as indicated below. Paterson indicates that Gilbert may have been a generation earlier but we support Vans in showing him as of this generation.
  (1) Thomas Kennedy of Kirkhill (d 1601)
  (2) David Kennedy of Polgannoch (Polgarnock)
  (A) David Kennedy of Kirkhill (d 09.1630)
  m. Janet Stewart (of the Galloway family)
  (i) Antohny Kennedy of Kirkhill, Dalquharran, Girvanmains & Dunure
(a) Gilbert Kennedy in Ayr
  (b) Sir Thomas Kennedy (d 1679, Colonel)
  m. (mcrt 20.02.1656) Margaret Neilson (of Craig Caffie)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Kennedy of Kirkhill, Dunure & Dalquharran, Provost of Edinburgh (d 1715)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('MacFarlan (formerly Kennedy) of Dunure').
  m. Agnes Haldane (dau of George Haldane)
  ((A)) Sir Thomas Kennedy (b 1673, dsp 19.04.1754, Lord Advocate)
m. Grizel Wallace (d 1759, dau of Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie)
  ((B)) Francis Kennedy of Dalquharran (b 1690, d 1765, youngest son)
  m. Isabella Edmonstone
  ((i)) Thomas Kennedy of Dalquharran, Dunure & Ayr (d 1819)
  m. (11.08.1779) Jean Adam (dau of John Adam of Blair Adam)
  ((a)) Thomas Francis Kennedy of Dunure & Dalquharran (b 11.11.1788, d 01.04.1879, MP, PC) had issue
  m. (13.07.1820) Sophia Romilly (d 22.09.1879, dau of Sir Samuel Romilly)
  ((ii))+ other issue - James (d young), Grizel (d young), Helen, Agnes, Isabella, Grizel
  ((C)) Agnes Kennedy (b 1684, d 1760)
m. (1708) Andrew Agnew of Lochryan (Colonel)
  ((D))+ other issue - Cornelius (b 1674, d 10.1739, Colonel), David (b 1677, d after 04.08.1723), Magnus (Maxwell) (b 1680, d 1732), William (b 1682, d unm 09.05.1743, Lt. Colonel), James (b 1685, d unm 1761, Lt. Gen)
  (ii)+ other issue - John, Anna, Margaret, Jean, Barbara
  c. Margaret Kennedy wife of Earl Gilbert named Sophia by Paterson --
  m1. Sir William Wallace of Craigie (b c1507, d 1538)
  m2. (c1540) Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassillis (b 1515, d c28.11.1558) --
  d. Janet Kennedy
  m. Sir John Mure of Caldwell (d 10.09.1550)
  e. Elizabeth Kennedy mentioned by Paterson
  m1. Hugh Kennedy of Culzean (?)
  m2. William Kennedy of Brunstane
  f.+ other issue - Hew (dvp), Alexander
  ii. John Kennedy of Bardrochat (a 1509)
  B. Jean Kennedy
  m. Archibald Craufurd, 10th of Craufurdland
  C. Marion Kennedy mentioned by Paterson

Main source(s): 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p378+) with input/support as reported above
[This page was originally done using BLG1846 ('Kennedy of Bennane and Finnarts') & BLG1850 ('Kennedy of Bennane and Finnarts'). It was then expanded with the Kirkhill branch but was left with the note "This family is still being researched." The page was reviewed (and partly redone) on 13.05.20 using Paterson, at which time we no longer had access to BLG1846 & BLG1850. Unfortunately, after BLG1850, later BLG editions reduced the amount of data provided, jumping many generations. Fortunately, Paterson covered those missing generations.]
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