'Scott12'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Scott of Clerkington, Scott of Malleny, Scott of Scotsloch, Blair of Blair donetop91Jamesof Bonnington
[This page was first developed using Commoners. It was reviewed & expanded on ***.11.21 using MGH.]

MGH reports that "This branch of the Scott family was setttled at Irvine, Ayrshire, as early as the sixteenth century. After their migration to Midlothian, about 1600, they were recognized as kinsmen by the Earls of Buccleuch". Commoners reports that the "Scotts of Malleny, an ancienr branch of Buccleugh (sic), appears to have separated from the parent stock during its residence in Lanarkshire."
Hew Scott of Scotsloch, Provost of Irvine (d c1618)
m. Margaret Wallace ("one of the Stewalton family")
1. Laurence Scott of Harperigg, Bavelaw, Bonnington & Clerkington (a 1592, d 12.1637)
  Commoners identifies Laurence as son of James Scott of Scotsloch. We are following MGH which names his father Hew, with it being Laurence's younger brother James who "bought his brother's interest in Scotsloch 1617". Commoners identifies Laurence's wife as Elizabeth, dau of Hop Pringle of Torsance. MGH identifies her as ...
  m. Elizabeth Hoppringle (b c1562 (?), d 11.1666, dau of Wiliam Pringle of Edinburgh)
  A. Sir William Scott of Clerkington (d 23.12.1656, Senator of College of Justice)
  m1. (10.1621) Katharine Morrison (d 02.1675, dau of John Morrison of Prestongrange)
i. Sir Laurence Scott of Clerkington (bpt 22.09.1622, d c12.1679)
  m. Helen Dalmahoy (dau of Sir John Dalmahoy)
  a. Euphram Scott
  m. George Winram of Eyemouth
  b. Helen Scott
  m. Robert Kennedy in Borrowstone
  c. Margaret Scott (d 04.1669)
  ii. William Scott of Clonbeith (dsp before 1694)
  m. Margaret Ker
  iii. Catherine Scott
  m. (1653) Hugh Montgomery of Brigend
  iv.+ other issue - Walter of Clonbeith (bpt 27.06.1632, dsp), Bessie (bpt 24.09.1623)
m2. Barbara Dalmahoy (d 03.1684, dau of Sir John Damahoy of that ilk)
  vi. John (not Robert) Scott of Kinleith & Malleny (d 09.07.1709)
  The following is supported by BLG1886 ('Scott of Malleny').
  m. Anne Nicolson (dau of Sir John Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath)
  a. Thomas Scott of Malleny
  m. Isabel Lauder (dau of Sir John Lauder, Bart of Fountain Hall, Senator)
(1) John Scott of Malleny (d 20.09.1791)
  m. (22.08.1742) Susan Hay (dau of Lord William Hay of Newhall)
  Commoners shows John as eldest brother rather than father of the following children.
  (A) Thomas Scott of Malleny (b 25.12.1745, d unm, General)
  (B) Francis Carteret Scott (4th son) had issue
  m. (1801) Charlotte Elizabeth Cunningham (dau of Maj. Gen. George Cunningham)
(C)+ other issue - James, Alexander (Major), Archibald, Hamilton, George (Lt. Colonel), Margaret, Jane, Susan, Molly
  b. William Scott, later 'Blair of that ilk'
  The following is supported by BLG1847 ('Blair of Blair').
  m1. Magdalen Blair (dau of William Blair of Blair)
  (1) William Scott, later Blair of Blair (d unm 1732)
  m2. Catherine Tait (dau of Alexander Tait of Edinburgh)
  (2) Hamilton Scott, later Blair (d 1782, major)
  m. Jane Williams (dau of Sydenham Williams of Herringston)
  (A) William Blair of Blair (d 21.10.1841) had issue
m. Madelene Fordyce (d 1817, dau of John Fordyce of Ayton)
  (B) Agatha Blair
  m. _ Avarne (Lt. General)
(C) Jane Blair
  m. (1795) Robert Williams of Cerne Abbas (b 1766, d 1814)
  (3) Alexander Scott, later Blair had issue
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Grange)
(4) Anne Scott, later Blair
  m. David Blair of Adamton
  (5) Magdalene Scott, later Blair
  m. Sir William Maxwell, 3rd Bart of Monreith (d 22.08.1771)
  (6) Janet Scott, later Blair
  m. Alexander Tait
  (7) Barbara Scott, later Blair
  m. William Fullarton of that ilk
(8) Mary Scott, later Blair
  m. Sir John Sinclair, Bart of Stevenston (d 13.02.1789)
  (9)+ other issue - John (d Minden 1759, Captain), Thomas (d Vald 1747), William (d Oswego 1756), Catherine (d unm)
  c. daughter
  m. Sir William Calderwood of Polton (Senator)
  d. (Barbara) Scott
  m1. Laurence Scott of Bevelaw (d 12.1701)
  m2. Walter Stewart (Solicitor General for Scotland)
  vii. James of Scotsloch (d 05.1693, WS, 4th son of this marriage)
  m. Margaret Boyd
  vii. Robert Scott, later of Kinglassie (bpt 21.01.1649, a 1707, Dean of Hamilton, youngest son)
  m. Barbara Martin (relict of Rev. Charles Carnegie of Brechin)
ix. Barbara Scott (bpt 29.01.1638)
  m1. John Stewart of Blackhall (dsp 1658) this marriage mentioned by Commoners but not by MGH
  m2. (04.1663) Sir William Drummond of Hawthorden
  x. Agnes Scott
  Commoners shows an unamed daughter m. Ogilvie of Muckle. MGH shows Agnes married to ...
  m. (mcrt 27.01.1671) Thomas Ogiklvie of Shannalie/Channalie in Lintrathen
  xii. Margaret Scott named Agnes by Commoners
m. (mcrt 27.04.1678, div) Sir John Home of Renton (d 28.05.1698)
  xiii. Mary Scott not mentioned by Commoners
  m. (mcrt 05.01.1681) Robert Moutray of Roscobie
  xi.+ other issue - Francis (bpt 28.11.1642, d young), Alexander (d infant), David (bpt 26.12.1647, d infant)
  B. James Scott of Bonnington (Bonnytoun) (d before 10.1668)
  m1. (08.1630) Violet Pringle (dau of Robert Pringle of Templehall & Woodhead)
  m2. Margaret Eliott (dau of William Eliott of Stobs)
  C. Laurence Scott of Bavelaw & Harperrig (d 31.10.1669)
  m1. Margaret Boyd (dau of Stephen Boyd of Temple)
  m2. (mcrt 28.02.1650) Katharine Binning (dau of James Binning of Carlowriehaugh)
  Commoners suggests that Laurence had 2 daughters, one married to Lauder of Hatton the other to Houstoun. MGH provides the folllowing.
  D. Marion Scott --
  m1. James Scott (brother of Sir John of Scotstarvit)
  m. (Richard) Lauder of Hatton --
  E. Margaret Scott
  m. (mcrt 26.08.1622) William Wallace of Shewalton
  F. Agnes Scott
  m. (mcrt 04.10.1622) Patrick Kinloch of Alderstone
  i.+ 3 sons + 4 daughters
  G. Joanna Scott
  m. James Clerk of Balbirnie
  H. Alison Scott (bpt 03.06.1610, d infant)
2. James Scott of Scotscloch & Clonbeith, Provost of Irvine (d 05.1636)
  m1. Agnes Blair (d 21.12.1620)
  A. daughter
  m. Thomas Cunningham
  m2. Lillias Scott
  B. Agnes Scott
  m. Bryce Blair of Bogside (Captain)
  C. Margaret Scott
  m. (1645) John Eleis
  D. Lillias Scott
  m. Hew Boyd of Edinburgh
3. Margaret Scott (d unm)
4. Janet Scott
  m. John Blair, Provost of Irvine (d 0.1628)
  A.+ issue - Agnes, Bessie
5. Susanna Scott
  m. James Blair, Provost of Irvine (d c1649, brother of Provost John)
  A.+ issue - Agnes, Marion

Main source(s): MGH (NS5 vol 1 (1916), 'The Scotts of Harperrig', p89+), Commoners (vol 3, 'Scott of Malley, p170+')
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