'Noble2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Noble of Ardardan, Noble of Dumbarton, Noble of Ferme, Noble of Murroch

(1) Irving identifies the arms of the following family as "Argent, three burdock leaves, vert".
(2) Possibly descended from William FitzThomas le Noble (a 1296), possibly son of Thomas son of Radolphus le Noble (a 1253), was ...
John Noble (a temp Robert III who r. 1390-1406)
1. Robert Noble (b 1429, 1449, bailie of Dumbarton)
  A. Walter Noble of Murroch (Dumbartonshire) & Ferme (Lanarkshire) (dsp before 1490)
  m. Janet Macfarlane
  B. Robert Noble of Ferme (a 1508, bailie of Dumbarton)
  m. Margaret Lauche (m2. William Douglas of Ledcameroch)
  i. Robert Noble of Ferme (a 1490)
m. _ Cunninghame (dau of _ Cunninghame of Drumquhassil)
  a. James Noble of Murroch & Ardaradan, last of Ferme (a 1519, 1537)
  m. Katherine Stirling
  (1) William Noble of Murroch & Ardaradan (a 1588)
  m. Janet Sempill (dau of John Sempill of Fulwood)
  (A) Humphrey Noble of Ardardan (a 1630)
m1. (1601) Mary Cunningham (dau of David Cunningham of Robertland)
  (i) William Noble of Ardardan & Ballimenoch
  m. (1629) Janet Hay (dau of _ Hay of Benfield)
  (a) John Noble of Ardardan & Ballimenoch - continued below
  m. (mcrt 1653) Elizabeth Scott
  (b) Jean Noble
  m. Ninian Campbell (minister of Rosneath)
  (c) daughter
  m. John Campbell of Rachaen
  (ii) Jean Noble
  m1. Archibald Dennistoun of Dalquhurn
m2. Thomas Fleming of Dalquhourn
  (iii)+ other issue - Sophia, Ann, Janet, Sarah, Margaret
  m2. Isabella Glen
  (B)+ other issue - William (a 1601), Henry (a 1609), Grisel, Margaret
  partner unknown
  (F) William Noble
  (i) Robert Noble
  (2) Margaret Noble
  m1. Andrew Hamilton of Cochno (d 1527)
  m2. William Sempill of Cathcart
  C. Agnes Noble
  m. John Robson (d 1487)
  D.+ other issue - David (a 1455), James, Patrick (a 1467, bailie of Dumbarton)



John Noble of Ardardan & Ballimenoch - continued above
m. (mcrt 1653) Elizabeth Scott
1. William Noble of Ardardan (d by 1730?)
  m. (1707) Lillias Maxwell (dau of Patrick Maxwell of Newark by Margaret Napier, heiress of Kilmahew)
  A. John Noble of Ardardan (b 1708, a 1760)
  m. Isobel Duncannon (dau of James Duncannon of Garshake)
  i. William Noble, last of Ardardan (a 1798)
  m. Isabella Geils (dau of Andrew Geils)
  a. John Noble in Madras (b 1778, d 1827, Lt. Colonel)
  b. Mary Noble
  m. _ Geils of Dumbuck (Lt. Colonel)
  c. Catherine Noble
  m. Thomas Ritchie
  d.+ other issue - Argyll, Andrew, William, James (dsp 1837), Thomas Geils, Katherine (d young), Isabella (d young), Isabella Duncason of Brocks
  ii. James Noble (dsp)
m. Mary Reid
  iii. George Noble in Jamaica
  m. Agnes Somerville (dau of John Somerville, younger of Park)
  a. George Noble
  m. G. M. Donald
  b. Anna Isabella Noble
  m. James Dennistoun Brown (cousin)
  iv. Lillias Noble
  v. Isabella Noble
  m. Alexander Brown of Glasgow (son of John by Jean, dau of John Dennistoun of Colgrain)
  B.+ other issue - Patrick, George, Campbell Elphinstone, Elizabeth, Mary
  partner unknown
  G. Elizabeth
2. John Noble in Herefordshire had issue
3. Nicholas(s) Noble
  m. 1695) John Sebenson of Glasgow
4. Mary Noble
5. Janet Noble
  m. James Hay (minister of Kilmalcolm)

Main source(s): 'The History of Dumbartonshire' (Joseph Irving, 2nd edition (1866), 'Noble of Ferme and Ardardan-Noble', p466+)
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