'Maxwell08'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Maxwell of Bredieland, Maxwell of Merksworth, Maxwell of Williamwood

Gavin Maxwell
The connection shown is speculative! The following family is "said to be be a branch of the Maxwells of Caerlaverock". This Gavin was a younger son of that house with the name not being common in the family at that time.
1. ?? Maxwell presumed intermediary generation, possibly father of ...
A. Gavin Maxwell the first mentioned by Crawfurd/Roberston
  m. Catherine Hamle ("of the family of Roughwood")
  i. Hugh Maxwell of Bredieland
  m. Janet Rowan of Drumbreck
  a. John Maxwell of Bredieland
  m. Marion Alexander of Blackhouse
  (1) Janet Maxwell of Bredieland
  m. John Maxwell of Castlehead @1@ just below
  (2) Anne Maxwell probably of this generation
  m. Robert Fulton of Balgreen (a 1734, dsp)
  b. James Maxwell of Merksworth (dsp)
c. Gavin Maxwell of Castlehead
  (1) John Maxwell of Castlehead
  m. Janet Maxwell of Bredieland @1@ just above
  (A) James Maxwell of Bredieland (d by 1766)
  m. Catherine Orr (dau of Rev. William Orr of Spott)
  (i) William Maxwell of Bredieland, later also of Merksworth
  m. _ Moncrief (dau of Rev. Matthew Moncrief of Culfargie)_
  (a) Matthew Maxwell (2nd son)
  m. _ Lawson (dau of Major Lawson)
  ((1)) daughter
  (b) Catherine Maxwell
m. Richard Jermont of London
  (c)+ other issue - James, Anne Scott, Hope Margaret, Jean
  (2) son
  (3) ?? Maxwell of Merksworth
  m1. ??
  m2. Janet Leckie (dau of John Leckie of Croy Leckie)
  (A) Charles Maxwell of Merksworth (d 1789)
  m. Ann Maxwell (dau of James Maxwell of Williamwood) @2@ below
  (i) John Maxwell, last of Williamwood (d unm 1815, daughter (not a son))
  (ii) Janet Maxwell
  m. James Graham of Glasgow (son of James of Tamrawer)
  Merksworth passed through their elder daughter into the Smiths of Craigend, the successor assuming the name Maxwell.
  (iii)+ other issue - James (d young), Henry (d unm), Ann, Annabella, Elizabeth



"descended from the Maxwells of Aldhouse, who were of a son of the ancient family of Pollock" was ...
John Maxwell of Williamwood
m1. Elizabeth Wardrop (dau of Henry Wardrop of Dalmarnock & Dalbeth)
1. James Maxwell of Williamwood
  m.(1727) Annabella Ralston (dau of Gavin Ralston of that ilk by Anne Porterfield)
  A. John Maxwell of Williamwood
  m. (1761) Martha Baird (dau of John Baird of Craigton)
  i. James Maxwell of Williamwood (dsp 1806, Major)
m. Mary Campbell (dau of John Campbell of Wellwood)
  ii.+ 2 sons (d unm)
  B. Ann Maxwell
  m. Charles Maxwell of Merksworth @2@ above
  C. Elizabeth Maxwell (d unm)
  D. Annabella Maxwell
  m. Archibald Crawfurd of Greenock
  E. Jacobina Maxwell (dsps)
  m. John Baird of Glasgow
2. Anna Maxwell (dsp)
  m. William Thomson of Corsehill
3.+ other issue (dsp) - Henry, John
m2. (sp) Anna Semple (dau of Sir William Semple of Cathcart)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Crawfurd (Renfrewshire, p329)
(2) For lower section : Crawfurd (Renfrewshire, p270) , BLG1847 ('Maxwell of Williamwood')
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