'Wilkie1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wilkie of Bonnington, Wilkie in Cliftonhall, Wilkie of Ormiston, Wilkie in/of Rathobyres

McCall started his article on this family with "The Wilkies, we are told, have been seated at Rathobyres, in the county of Edinburgh, ever since the commencement of the 14th century, and until the present day. The surname has been variously spelt and indifferently used by the earlier members of the family - Wilky, Wylke, Wilkyne and even Wilkiesoun." McCall later added: "Rathobyres was .. divided into several portions, each held by different members or branches of the Wilkie family - a circumstance which enhanves the difficulties to be encountered (in preparing the peidgree)" and decided not to start his pedigree of the family any earlier than ....
James Wilkie in/of Rathobyres (a 1586, d before 1596)
m. Barbara Bathgait (d 10.05.1574)
1. James Wilkie in/of Rathobyres (d 1608)
  m. Margaret Hamiltoun (d 07.1608)
  A. Isobel Wilkie
2. David Wilkie in/of Rathobyres (d 16.11.1615)
  m. Margaret Mitchell
  A. James Wilkie in/of Rathobyres (d 09.02.1640)
  m. Jonet Wilsone
  i. David Wilkie of Rathobyres (d 10.05.1686)
  m1. ??
  a. David Wilkie in Bonningtoun
  (1) John Wilkie in Rathobyres (b 1695, d 1785)
(A) David Wilkie (b 1738, d 01.12.1812, minister of Cults)
  m1. (18.10.1776) Mary Campbell (d 08.02.1777, sister of Rev. George Campbell of Cupar, aunt of Lord Campbell)
  m2. (03.11.1777) Margaret Wilkie (dsp 28.03.1780, cousin)
  m3. (1781) Isabella Lister (b c1762, d 11.11.1824, dau of James Lister of Pitlessie Mill)
  (i) John Wilkie (b 13.08.1782, d 10.08.1824, Captain) had issue
  m. (1806) Margaret Walker (b c1781, d 10.1828, dau of Rev. Andrew Walker of Collessie (by Sophia , dau of James Duddingston of Sandfurd), son of Andrew in Castle Heffie)
  (ii) James Wilkie (b 03.07.1784, d 1824)
  (iii) Sir David Wilkie (b 18.11.1785, d unm 08.06.1841, painter)
  (iv) Thomas Wilkie in London (d 1865) had issue
  m. Margaret Forbes
  (v) Helen Wilkie (d 1870)
  m. _ Hunter
  b. James Wilkie ("Skipper in Leith")
  c. Janet Wilkie
  m. John Dundas in Bridgend
(1)+ issue - David (bpt 1682), Patrick (bpt 1687)
  m2. (29.04.1673) Elizabeth Yorstoun (bpt 14.01.1647, dau of John Yourstoune in West Craigs by Agnes Cleghorne)
  d. George Wilkie (bpt 03.02.1684, d young?)
  e. Patrick Wilkie of Rathobyres (bpt 12.02.1685, d 31.07.1771, minister of Haddington)
  m. (mcrt 02.07.1719) Mary Liston (dau of Rev. Patrick Liston of Ayr by Mary Chalmers)
  (1) James Wilkie of Rathobyres & Gilchristoun
  (A) William Wilkie of Tyne House, co. Haddington had issue
  (B) Daniel Wilkie of Rathobyres (b 1782, d 29.11.1838, minister of New Greyfriars in Edinburgh, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (1809) Jane Clarke Elliot
  (2) Patrick Wilkie of Ratho Mill (Captain) had issue
  m. (1767) Jean Napier (dau of John Napier of Culcreuch)
  ii. James Wilkie in Cliftonhall
  a. William Wilkie in Cliftonhall
  (1) James Wilkie in Damhead
(A) William Wilkie (b 1721, dsp 1772, professor at the University of St. Andrews)
  (2) Matthew Wilkie in Echlin
  (A) William Wilkie in Echlin, later of Bonnington
  m. Janet Liston (dau of James Liston of Torbanehill)
  (i) Matthew Wilkie of Bonnington (b 1755, d 1818)
  m. (1797) Amelia Hamiltoun (b c1777, d 1853)
  (a) William Wilkie of Bonnington (dsp)
  (ii) William Wilkie of Ormiston Hill (b 1760, d 1832)
  m. (1792) Elizabeth Kidd of Boghall
(a) William Wilkie of Bonnington (d unm 1863)
  (b) Archibald Wilkie of Ormiston & Bonnington (d 1883) had issue
  m. Grace Napier (dau of George Napier of Dales)
  (iii) Anne Wilkie (b 1758)
  (iv) Janet Wilkie
  m. (1791) William Stodart
  (B) Agnes Wilkie
  m. Adam Stodart
  b. Janet Wilkie
  m. Patrick Liston in Overnewliston
  c.+ other issue - James in Ehclin, Anna
  iii. William Wilkie in Barbadoes
  iv. John Wilkie in Edinburgh
  a. John Wilkie of Grange of Vreich (a 1706, d 1762?, minister of Uphall)
  m. Eupham Skein
  (1) Charles Wilkie of Grange (dsp 1786, minister of Ecclecsmachen)
  m. (1758) Eupham Flint
  v. Joseph Wilkie had issue
  vi. Margaret Wilkie
  m. James Anderson in Rathotoun
  vii. Jonet Wilkie
  m. (?) Henry Leggat of Edinburgh
  viii. Christian Wilkie (dsp)
  m. (?) Robert Brown
  B. Cecil Wilkie
3.+ other issue (a 1586) - George, Robert

Main source(s): 'Some old families' (H.B. McCall, vol 2 (1890), 'Chapter X: The Wilkies of Rathobyres', p239+)
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