'Livingston01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Livingston of Callendar, Livingston of Drumry, Livingston of Livingston, Livingston of Easter Wemyss

This family is thought to be of Saxon origin, the name being derived from Leofing (son of Leof). One theory is that a Baron de Leving followed Edward Atheling into exile and then he, or his son, came to Scotland with Edward's daughter Margaret when she married King Malcolm Canmore. Normally identified as the first (formally) recorded ancestor of this family, and probably grandson of Baron de Leving, was ...
Leving / Livingus (a 1124)
1. Thurstanus (a 1128)
  A. Alexander of Livingston (a temp King David 1124-1153)
There is some uncertainty on the next few generations. BE1883 shows Alexander as father of Sir William, father of (1) William (ancestor of the Livingstons of Livingston, the last of whom died at Flodden leaving 3 daughters), (2) Sir Archibald (father of Sir William of Gorgyn), and (3) Adam. TSP (Linlithgow) refers to errors by Douglas of the ancestry around this time. We follow TSP as supplemented by the Kilsyth web site referred to below as a Main Source but note that TSP is not certain on the descent from Alexander to the Andrew who married Elena.
  i. Sir William Livingston of Livingston (a temp King William 'the Lion' 1165-1214)
  a. Sir Archibald (or William) Livingston, Sheriff of Linthlinthgow and Stirling (d 1313) ancestor of Livingstons of Livingston (and Stirling)
  b. Sir Andrew Livingston, Sheriff of Lanark (d 1297)
  m. Elena de Quarantley or Carantelegh
  (1) Sir William Livingston of Gorgyn, Crainmillar and Drumry
  m. Margaret
  TSP (Linthlighgow) shows William's wife merely as Margaret. BE1883 shows her as a daughter of Sir John Erskine of Erskine. The Kilsyth web site referred to below identifies her as Margaret Comyn, daughter of Sir Fergus Comyn of Gogyn.
  (A) Sir William Livingston of Callendar, Sheriff of Haddington then Lanark (d before 30.11.1364)
  m. Christian de Callendar (dau of Patrick de Callendar)
(i) Patrick Livingston (dvpsp)
  (ii) William Livingston of Callendar succeeded by his brother or son ...
  (iii) Sir John Livingston of Callendar (d Homildon Hill 14.09.1402)
  m1. ?? Menteith (dau of John Menteith of Carse)
  (a) Sir Alexander Livingston of Callendar, Justiciary (d before 06.11.1451)
  m. ?? Dundas (dau of James Dundas of Dundas)
  ((1)) James Livingston, 1st Lord of Callendar, Chamberlain (d before 07.11.1467) --
  m. Marian de Berwick (d before 20.10.1478, dau of Thomas de Berwick) --
((2)) Alexander Livingston of Phildes
  ((3)) Janet Livingston --
  TSP (Linlithgow) shows only her marriage to Sir Robert but, unless she has been confused with a sister, this must be the Janet (daughter of Alexander of Callendar) who is reported by TSP (Hamilton) as having married Sir James.
  m1. (1422) Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow (d by 05.1441) --
  m2. Sir Robert Bruce of Airth --
  ((4)) Elizabeth Livingston
  m. James Dundas, 12th of Dundas (dsp before 1452)
  ((5)) Eupham Livingston not mentioned by TSP
  m. Alexander Dundas of Fingask (d 1451)
((6)) Helen Livingston not mentioned by TSP --
  m. William Menteith of Kerse --
  (b) Robert Livingston
  According to TSP (Newburgh), the following connection is not certain but is not improbable. Possibly grandson of the Sir John who died at Homildon Hill was ...
  ((1)) Henry Livingston of Manerstoun possibly father of ...
  ((A)) Henry Livingston of Falkirk, Provost of Stirling (a 1553, 1575)
  m. Margaret Forrester (dau of Sir James Forrester of Torwood)
  (c) John Livingston ancestor of Livingstons of Barnton or Bonton
  (d) James Livingston (a 1416)
  m2. (mcrt 15.08.1381) Agnes Douglas (a 1422, dau of Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith)
  (e) Archibald Livingston
(f) Sir William Livingston of Balcastell & Kilsyth (d 1459) --
  .m. Elizabeth de Caldcotis (dau of William de Caldcotis) --
  (g) Sir Henry Livingston
  (iv) Walter Livingston
  (B) John Livingston of Drumry and East Wemyss (a 1364)
  m. ?? Wemyss (dau of Sir Michael Wemyss of that ilk)
  (i) Robert Livingston of Drumry (d c1400)
  (a) Sir Robert Livingston of Drumry (a 1449)
  m. Margaret
  ((1)) William Livingston of Drumry
  m. (mcrt 19.11.1428) Euphemia Wemyss (dau of David Wemyss of that ilk)
TSP (Teviot) reports that the marriage was contracted but, through a cross-reference to a Wemyss family record, suggests that it may not have taken place. However, William's son is reported as inheriting lands of Easter Wemyss so it probably did.
  ((A)) Sir Robert Livingston of Drumry and Easter Wemyss
  ((i)) Sir Robert Livingston of Easter Wemyss and Drumry (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m2. (1516) Janet Beaton (d c1522, dau of Sir David Beaton, 1st of Creich)
  ((a)) Margaret Livingston --
  m1. Sir James Hamilton of Finnart --
  m2. John Wemyss of Pittencrieff
((b)) Isabella Livingston (d before 11.1552) probably of this generation --
  m1. John Ramsay, Lord Bothwell (d Flodden 09.09.1513) --
  m2. Nicolas Ramsay of Dalhousie (d before 09.05.1555) --
  ((ii)) Margaret Livingston --
  m. John Moncreiffe of that ilk, 8th of Moncreiffe (d c1496) --
  ((2)) James Livingston of Newbigging (d before 1466)
  ((3)) Margaret Livingston (d c1494) --
  m. (before 03.1448, div 1489) John Wemyss of Wemyss (b c1425, d 1502) --
  ((4))+ other issue - John, Robert, Isabel
  B. William of Livingston
  C. Henry of Livingston
  m. Maria de Scalebroc

Main source(s): TSP (Linlithgow), BE1883 (Livingston of Linlithgow), TSP (Teviot), http://www.kilsyth.org.uk/history/archivesources/livingston_line.htm
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