'Orr1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Orr of Watesride

Descended from the Orrs of Lancashire was ...
Alexander Orr (b c1650, d 1710, Minister of Beith then St. Quivox)
m. Barbara Crawford (dau of William Crawford of Auchinames by Anna Lamont)
1. Alexander Orr of Hazelside (b 1686, d 19.06.1767, minister of Muirkirk & Hoddam)
  m. (25.01.1722) Agnes Dalrymple (b 1697-8, d 21.05.1760, dau/coheir of John Dalrymple of Waterside)
  A. Alexander Orr of Waterside & Edinburgh (b 23.03.1725, d 11.1774, WS)
  m. (01.07.1761) Elizabeth Cant (d 03.1811, dau of Ludovick Cant of Thurstan)
  i. Alexander Orr of Waterside (b 08.04.1764, Colonel) had issue
  McCall does not name Alexander's wife but reports that he "was married and had children, but he was lost at sea with all his family".
  ii. John Orr (d 02.06.1813, surgeon) had issue
  m. (1807) Mary Ann Williams (b c1790, d 19.04.1883)
  iii. Elizabeth Orr (b 03.06.1762)
m. John Balfour
  iv.+ other issue (d unm) - Agnes (b 03.04.1769, d 1846), Louisa (b 23.04.1769)
  B. John Orr in Virginia (b 25.07.1726)
  i. Ann Orr
  m. Hugh Stewart
  ii.+ other issue - Alexander Dalrymple, Benjamin, John Dalrymple, William, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Susanna
  C. Agnes Orr (b 09.11.1722, d 11.06.1809)
m. (01.06.1750) William Young (b c1711, d 29.06.1761, minister of Hutton)
  D. Barbara Orr (b 10.10.1723, d 01.05.1804)
  m. (05.10.1767) John Craig (b c1737, d 1798, minister of Ruthwell)
  ii. Agnes Craig
  m. Henry Duncan (minister in Ruthwell)
  a. Rev. George John Craig Duncan (a 1848)
  E. Susan Orr
  m. (1768) William Murray (son of Wlliam of Murraythwaite, cousin)
  F.+ other issue - Patrick (b 12.10.1727), William (a 1750)
2.+ other issue - Archibald (b 24.07.1691), Anna (a 1688)



John Orr, Provost of Paisley
m. Agnes Anderson (dau of John Anderson of Douhill & great-granddau of the Provost of Glasgow)
1. Susan Orr (d 29.05.1860)
  m. (07.04.1805) William Ewing of Ardvullen (b 10.02.1772, d 11.06.1853)
  Their 5th son, Archibald (MP), was created a baronet in 1886.

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Some old families' (H.B. McCall, vol 2 (1890), 'Chapter VII: The Family of Orr', p145+)
(2) For lower section : BP1934 ('Orr Ewing')
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