'Makgill02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Makgill of Fingask, Makgill of Kemback, Makgill of Oxfuird, Makgill of Rankeillour, Law of Pittillock

Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour (d by 15.08.1579, Provost of Edinburgh, Ambassador to England)
m. (c1540) Janet Adamson (dau of William Adamson of Craigcrook)
1. James Makgill of Rankeillour (d 06.11.1602)
  m. (mcrt 18.04.1578) Jean Wemyss (dau of David Wemyss of that ilk)
  A. James Makgill of Rankeillour (b 1576, d 20.04.1661)
  m. (mcrt 20.09.1598) Katherine Clephane (d 10.1662, dau of George Clephane of Carslogie)
  i. Sir David Makgill of Rankeillour (b 1601)
m. (mcrt 1629/1639) Elizabeth Ruthven (dau of William Ruthven of Freeland)
  a. Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour (d before 03.05.1699)
  m1. (24.08.1665) Janet Crichton (bpt 20.11.1640, dau of James Crichton, 1st Viscount of Frendraught)
  (1) David Makgill of Rankeillour (d 09.1717) de jure 3rd Bart Makgill, 3rd Viscount of Oxfuird - see note below
  m. (mcrt 10.02.1693) Janet Craig, heiress of Ramornie (dau of John Craig)
  (A) James Makgill of Rankeillour (dsp 26.09.1747) de jure 4th Bart Makgill, 4th Viscount of Oxfuird
  James claimed the Viscouncy of Oxfuird but was not successful. As that claim was later upheld by a successor, see below, he was in retrospect the 4th Viscount of Oxfuird (and 4th Baronet of Makgill).
  m. (mcrt 20.01.1720) Jean Anstruther (dau of Sir Robert Anstruther, 1st Bart of Balcaskie)
  (B) Alexander Makgill (d unm before 1747)
  (C) Katherine Makgill of Rankeillour (d 02.1774)
  m. Alexander Christie (d 04.07.1765, WS)
  (i) Janet Christie (b c1726, dsp 01.07.1758)
m. (06.1748) Robert Maitland or Maitland Makgill, 'Viscount of Oxfuird' (dsp 10.10.1755)
  (D) Isabel Makgill of Rankeillour (d 12.01.1787)
  m. William Dick (b 1669, d 1736, minister at Cupar)
  (i) James Dick of Colluthie (and Rankeillour) (d 1743) named William on 'Fife (P&H)' (vol 1, pp187/246)
  m. Margaret Bisset (dau of Thomas Bisset of Glenalbert)
  Margaret is not named by BP1934 but was identified in 'The Heriots of Ramornie' (which was used to follow the line of James's grandmother, Janet Craig above) and in the book which produced much of our work on Bisset of Glenalbert.
  (a) Margaret Louisa Dick (d 04.1825) --
  m. (27.08.1767) Frederick Lewis Maitland of Rankeillour (b 19.06.1730, d 16.12.1786) --
Margaret was heiress of 3 families - the Makgills of Rankeillour, the Crichtons (formerly of Frendraught), and the Heriots of Ramornie (through Janet Craig above).
  m2. Isabel Preston (dau of Sir George Preston of Valleyfield)
  b. Patrick Makgill (b c1637, d unm 05.11.1669)
  c. Margaret Makgill (d 1690)
  m. (04.02.1653) John Skene of Hallyards
  ii. James Makgill 'of Rankeillour' of Flasshill
  m. Jean Balfour (dau of Rev. Alexander Balfour, minister at Abdie)
a.+ 2 daughters
  iii. John Makgill of Kemback (b c1621, d 24.04.1673, minister at Cupar)
  m1. (25.04.1647) Helen Forbes (d 20.07.1665, dau of James Forbes of Kilmany)
  a. John Makgill of Kemback (b 03.09.1651, d unm before 06.10.1677, 3rd son)
  b. Arthur Makgill of Kemback (b 15.12.1652, d 31.01.1725, 4th son)
  m1. (06.04.1675) Janet Ramsay (d 08.04.1687, dau of John Ramsay of Brackmont by Margaret, dau of Capt. James Bruce of Newburn)
  (1) John Makgill of Kemback and Fingask (b 13.06.1676, d 19.04.1762) de jure 5th Baronet and 5th Viscount of Oxfuird
  m. (13.06.1706) Agnes Lindsay (b 10.05.1687, d 28.10.1770, dau of John Lindsay of Wormeston)
  (A) Arthur Makgill of Kemback and Fingask (b 18.05.1709, bur unm 15.12.1777) de jure 6th Baronet and 6th Viscount
  (B) John Makgill 'of Jamaica' (b 21.09.1715, dsp 11.1741)
  (C) George Makgill of Kemback and Fingask (b 06.09.1723, d 26.08.1797) de jure 7th Baronet and 7th Viscount
  m. Agnes Law (d 11.1749, dau of Mungo Law of Pittilock) @@ below
(i) John Makgill of Kemback and Fingask (bpt 16.11.1790, d 03.05.1817) de jure 8th Bart and 8th Viscount
  m. (13.11.1811) Eliza Dalgleish (d 11.08.1860, dau of William Dalgleish of Scotscraig)
  (a) George Makgill of Kemback and Fingask (b 23.12.1812, d 21.09.1878) de jure 9th Bart & Viscount
  m. (20.11.1833) Harriet Strettell (d 07.11.1890, dau of Amos Strettell of Benderton House)
  ((1)) John Makgill, last of Kemback and Fingask (b 06.02.1836, d 14.11.1906) had issue
John, de jure 10th Baronet of Makgill and 10th Viscount of Oxfuird, made strenuous effort to have those titles formally recognised. After lengthy appeals, the claim to the Baronetcy was accepted but not until 1907, just after his death. His eldest son George was recognised as the 11th Baronet. Claims for the Viscountcy continued and were eventually accepted, in 1977, so that George's elder son John (Donald) was formally accepted as the 12th Viscount of Oxfuird.
  m. (18.04.1866) Margaret Isabella Haldane (d 18.03.1920, dau of Robert Haldane of Cloanden)
  ((2)) George Edward Makgill (dsp 03.08.1877)
  m. (01.09.1868) Henrietta Julia Littledale (d 25.02.1919, dau of Arthur Littledale)
  ((3))+ other issue (d unm) - Arthur (d 05.09.1899), Harriett Eliza (d 29.05.1909), Mary Louisa (d 1923)
  (b) Jane Makgill (d 24.02.1851)
  m. (20.07.1841) Robert Haldane of Cloan (b 27.01.1805, d 12.06.1877)
  (c)+ other issue (d unm) - Agnes (b c1805, d 15.11.1899), Joan (d 07.02.1879)
  (ii) Janet Makgill
  m. Thomas Horsbrugh
  (iii) Agnes Makgill (d unm)
  (iv) Catherine Makgill (dsp 11.1833)
  m. George Greenlaw
(v) Margaret Makgill (d 1838)
  m. Alexander Murray Guthrie, younger of Craigie (b 08.12.1769, dvp 31.12.1829)
  (D)+ other issue - Katherine (d young), Janet (d young), Margaret (b 1719, d unm 1792)
  (2) David Makgill of Maryland (b 20.04.1686)
  (3) Margaret Makgill
  m. James Martine of Clearmont (b 12.10.1671)
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - David (b 08.07.1678, d 10.03.1679), James (b 06.11.1680), Thomas (b 151.03.1682), Arthur (b 15.07.1683)
  m2. (04.07.1695) Jean Bruce (dau of Sir John Bruce, Bart of Airth)
  (8) Isobel Makgill
  m. Mungo Law of Pittilock
  (A) Mungo Law of Pittillock (d 10.12.1800)
  m. Janet Pilmore (b c1717, d 25.03.1789, dau of John Pilmore)
(i) Mungo Law (d Minden 01.08.1759)
  (ii) Arthur Law of Pittillock (b 30.12.1754, d 1816, Captain)
  m. (27.11.1789) Penelope Newell Hepburn (dau of William Hepburn of Birgham)
  (a) Maria Law of Pittillock (b c1793, dsp 1870)
  m1. Count Canori
  m2. Signor Leopold Sorbi
  (iii) Margaret Law (d unm 1797)
  (iv) Isabella Law (b 10.07.1739, d 11.06.1807)
  m. (1770) John Berry of Tayfield (b 17.01.1725, d 14.10.1817)
(v) Agnes Law (d 11.1749)
  m. George Makgill of Kembach and Fingask (d 26.08.1797) @@ above
  (9) Jean Makgill (dsp 1710)
  c. Helen Makgill (b 18.07.1659)
  m. (1678) Thomas Nairne of Baldovan
  d.+ other issue - James (b 19.02.1648, d 13.07.1649), David (b 15.07.1649, d 13.07.1656), William (b 20.09.1655, d 17.03.1657), James (b 05.03.1658, d 29.12.1659), David (25.01.1661, d 05.1663), James (b 05.11.1662)
  m2. (22.01.1668) Euphame Paterson (of Dynmure, widow of Gavin Wemyss of Unthank)
  iv. Jean Makgill
  m. John Scrymgeour of Kirkton (d 23.06.1656)
  v. Katherine Makgill
  m. (before 14.12.1630) Robert Clayhills of Baldovie
  vi. Lilias Makgill
  m. Henry Pitcairn of Pitlour
  B. Robert Makgill (d 1651, Lord of Session as Lord Foord)
  m. Margaret Purves (d 11.1651)
  i. Robert Makgill of Fingask (a 1706)
  His line, and that of any brothers, was extinct by 18.07.1743 when Fingask passed to John Makgill of Kemback above.
  C. John Makgill (b c1582, d 22.03.1659, minister at Flisk, 4th son)
  m. Euphame Inglis
  D. Henry Makgill (b c1595, d 16.12.1642, minister at Dunfermline, 6th son) had issue
  m1. (03.01.1626) Isobel Lindsay (d 21.02.1631)
  m2. (24.04.1634) Margaret Wardlaw
E. Hew Makgill of Grange (8th son) had issue
  m. (25.10.1649) Margaret Cornwall (dau of George Cornwall of Bonhard)
  F. Patrick Makgill (b c1601, d 19.01.1680, minister, 10th son)
  m. Jean Irwine
  G. Jean Makgill
  m1. (mcrt 01.04.1609) William Gourlay of Kincraig
  m2. David Brown of Finmont
  H. Cecile Makgill
  m. Sir John Learmonth of Balcomie
I. Lilias Makgill
  m. (c1615) Robert Brown of Finmount (b c1590, d 12.12.1651)
  J.+ other issue - Alexander, David, William (a founder of the Edinburgh College of Physicians), George (d 09.1648)
2. John Makgill (dsp 02.07.1607)
  m. Elizabeth Home (dau of William Home of Aytoun)
3. Zachary Makgill (youngest son)
  m. Bessie Hamilton
4. Rachel Makgill
  m1. (10.05.1576) George Stewart, 9th of Rosyth (b c1555, dsp 1582)
  m2. (1584) Archibald Wauchope of Niddrie (d c1598)
  m3. (1601) Andrew Wood
5. Elspeth Makgill
  m. (before 03.10.1566) David Wode of Dunone
6.+ other issue - Samuel (a 25.07.1609), David (a 1507, Canon of Dunkeld)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Makgill), TSP (Oxfuird), BP1999 (Oxfuird)
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