'Naesmyth1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Naesmyth of Dawick (renamed New Posso), Naesmyth (Nasmyth) of Posso

BPGS2001 reports that "According to family tradition an ancestor was required to repair the armor of King Alexander III and made a bad job of it; but as he fought well, the King knighted him with the remark that though he was 'na smith', he was a brave gentleman."
Michael Naesmyth of Posso, Peebleshire (d c1609)
m. (1544) Elizabeth Baird (dau/heir of John Baird of Posso)
1. Thomas Naesmyth (b 1549, dvp 1620, 3rd son)
  m. (1569) Johanna Veitch (dau of William Veitch of Dawyck)
  A. James Naesmyth of Posso (b 1575, d 1658)
m. (1610) Agnes Burnet (dau of William Burnet of Barnes)
  i. Sir Michael Naesmyth of Posso (b 1611, d 1686)
  m1. (1635) Barbara Young (dau/heir of Andrew Young (regent of Edinburgh University))
  a. James Naesmyth of Posso (b 1638, d unm 24.03.1706)
  b. Robert Naesmyth of Posso (d unm 1712)
  c. Michael Naesmyth (apothecary)
  d. Christian Naesmyth
  m. Sir John Veitch of Dawyck
  e. Barbara Naesmyth
  m. Alexander Dunlop (advocate)
f. Margaret Naesmyth
  m. Michael Anderson of Tushielaw
  m2. (1661) Janet Bruce (dau of Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, Bart, widow of General William Baillie of Letham)
  ii. John Naesmyth of Edinburgh (b 1613, a 1671)
  m. (1652) Isabella Murray (dau of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh)
  a. Sir James Naesmyth of Dawick (Peebleshire), later of Posso, 1st Bart (d 20.07.1720)
  m1. (1688) Jane Stewart (dau of John Stewart of Ladywell, widow of Sir Ludovic Gordon, Bart of Gordonstoun)
  m2. Janet Murray (d 1702, dau of Sir William Murray of Stanhope by Janet Johnstone)
  m3. (mcrt 15.06.1702) Barbara Pringle (d 02.07.1768, dau of Andrew Pringle of Clifton)
  (1) Sir James Naesmyth of Posso, later of Dawick (renamed New Posso), 2nd Bart (b 1704, d 04.02.1779)
m. Jean Keith (d 1794, dau of Rev. Alexander (not Thomas?) Keith)
  (A) Sir James Naesmyth of (New) Posso, 3rd Bart (d 04.02.1828/04.12.1829, botanist, MP)
  m1. (06.04.1785) Eleanor Murray (d 22.02.1807, dau of John Murray of Philiphaugh by ?? Thomson)
(i) Sir John Naesmyth of Posso, 4th Bart (b 30.12.1803, d 19.07.1876) had issue
  m1. (19.05.1826) Mary Marjoribanks (d 20.12.1836, dau of Sir John Marjoribanks of Lees, 1st Bart, by Alison, dau of William Ramsay)
  m2. (08.07.1839) Eleanor Powys (b 27.07.1800, d 13.03.1880, dau of Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford, by Henrietta Maria, dau/coheir of Robert Vernon Atherton)
  (ii) Eleanor Naesmyth (d 1843)
  m. George William Villiers
  (iii) Jane Naesmyth (d 1867)
  m. John McQueen
  (iv) Harriet Elizabeth Naesmyth (d 25.04.1879)
  m. (01.10.1818) William Lambarde (b 1796, d 1866)
  (v) Charlotte Naesmyth (d 1868)
  m. David Anderson
  (vi)+ other issue - Johanna (d unm 1885), 6 others (d infant)
  m2. Harriet Jones (d 1879, dau of John Jones of Westham)
(xiii) Sir Michael George Naesmyth of Posso, 6th Bart (b 19.10.1828, d 11.09.1907) had issue
  m. (01.08.1860/1863) Mary Ann Nicholls (d 20.09.1918, dau of John Nicholls of Westminster)
  (xiv) Jemima Naesmyth (b 30.08.1824, d 19.04.1903)
  m. (10.01.1842) John Boulger (d 03.02.1899, son of Joseph of Dublin & Liverpool by Ann White)
  (B) Mary Christina Naesmyth possibly of this generation
  m. (1815) James Dalrymple (d before 1832)
  (C)+ other issue - John (d unm 1820, Lt. Colonel), Ann (b 1759, d young)
  (2) Violet Naesmyth
m. James Carnegie of Finhaven
  (3) Barbara Naesmyth
  m. George Campbell of Carsgownie
  (4) Janet Naesmyth
  m. (1732) Michael Anderson of Tushielaw
(A) Christina Anderson (dsp 1800) probably of this generation
  m. (21.07.1768) Gilbert Chisholme of Stirches
  (5)+ other issue (dsp) - Andrew, Robert, John, Charles
  iii. James Naesmyth in Edinburgh (b 1615, d 1693, WS)
  iv. Thomas Naesmyth (b 1617)
  m. (1632) Margaret Hunter of Polmood
  a. Michael Naesmyth
  v. Margaret Naesmyth probably of this generation
  m. John Callander of Craigforth
  B. John Naesmyth (d 1613, surgeon to King James VI) duplication with uncle just below?
2. John Naesmyth (b 1556, d 1613, surgeon to King James VI & Queen Anne of Denmark)
  m1. _ Nisbet (dau of _ Niebet of Dean)
  m2. (1600) Helen McMath
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  A.+ 3 sons (dsp) + daughter
3.+ other issue - Michael (b 1545, d 1588), John (b 1547, 1588), Katherine, Jane (b 1560), Christian

Main source(s): BPGS2001 ('Naesmyth of Posso), BP1934 ('Naesmyth (Dormant)') with some input/support from TCB (vol 4, Naesmyth or Nasmyth of Dawick', p441+)
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