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Campbells of Skerrington, Ayrshire, Parish of Old & New Cumnock
Genealogy and notes taken from "History of the County of Ayr" by James Paterson, vol 1 This starts with the latest generation first and goes back:
Robert CAMPBELL of Skerrington, born 19 Dec 1814; Married 25 Jan 1843 to
Anne CARR, only surviving daughter of the late John CARR, Esq of Dunston
Hall, county Durham. Robert Campbell was a magistrate for Ayrshire.
Skillingtoun and the two merk land of Horsecleuch. He
married Mary GORDON, of the family of Viscount KENMURE. He died in
8th Generation: Charles CAMPBELL of Skerrington was concerned in 1550 in the breaking of Hamilton Castle in order to release the former cannon of Glenluce who had been charged with heresy. He also appears to have taken an active part in the Reformation. Paterson draws attention to errors in both Nisbet and Burke saying they are in error in reference to the Laird of Skerrington. Nisbet has him assume the designation of Horsecleuche and died about 1590 or 1600, while Burke conjectures that he died before 1630. I will quote Paterson here:"Now as we see that he succeeded before 1550, and as he was then at least twenty, though more likely of maturer age, his death in 1630 would carry him to an unusually advanced period of life. We know that there was a Charles CAMPBELL of Skerrington in 1603; so that he could not in 1600, as Nisbet states, have been succeeded by his son George. The probability is that it was not himself who succeeded, as Nisbet sasy, 'about the year 1560-1570,' but another." 7th Generation: Andrew CAMPBELL of Skerrington. He had several charters of land after 1534 and owned the Barony of Bargour. He died without issue before 1550 and was succeeded by his nephew, his sister's son. 6th Generation. Alexander CAMPBELL of Skerrington. He had a charter of the estate granted to him in 1509. In 1512 he was granted remission , along with William CRAUFURD of Lefnoreis, for being involved with the murder of the Laird of Corsintoune, at the kirk of Cumnock. His wife was a sister of John CAMPBELL of Cesnock, and daughter of the first Baron of Cesnock, of the Loudoun family, by Lady Janet Montgomery, his wife, who was the
daughter of Hugh Montgomery, first Earl of Eglinton. 5th Generation: Andrew CAMPBELL of Skerrington. Appears in a charter granted him in 1490 by Hodgison of Barshare, of the lands of Craigens. He is said to have been married to a daughter of the family of Kilmarnock. 4th Generation: David CAMBPELL of Skerrington. Said to have married a sister of STEWART of Haining. 3rd Generation: Andrew CAMBPELL of Skerrington. In 1460 he granted a charter to his son, David. 2nd Generation: Andrew CAMPBELL of Skerrington. Received a deed in his favor in 1360 from the Baron of Cumnock. He is believed to have been the Andrew CAMPBELL who was taken prisoner at the battle of Durham in 1346 when King David Bruce was defeated and captured. This Andrew had son David, who is believed to be the father of the 3rd generation menitoned above, Andrew. There is no clear lineage here given by Paterson. 1st Generation: David CAMPBELL of Skerrington or Skellington, who in 1348 surrendered his lands for a new "infeftment". General Information about the Campbells of Skerrington--This family claims to be descended from the same group as the Campbells of Argyll and Loudoun. Sir Colin CAMPBELL of Lochow, grandfather of Sir Duncan, who married the heiress of Loudoun, possessed lands in Kyle considerably earlier than that event. This is evidenced by the charter of Newbattle, which states that "Sir Colin CAMPBELL, son of Gillespick CAMPBELL, made a donation of twenty merks out of his lands of Symonston, in Kyle, to the abbacy of Newbattle, in the year 1290." Paterson goes on to state that the early part of the genealogy of the family is somewhat obscure and the first that it can be ascertained is in the writs starting with David CAMPBELL, above.
Campbells of Schankiston/Schankstoun, et al. Ayrshire
Genealogy and notes taken from "History of the County of Ayr" by James Paterson, vol 1
7th Generation: John CAMPBELL of Schankstoun. He is mentioned as a debtor in 1646 in the will of Gavine STEWART, minister of Dalmellington. He is also mentioned in the wills of LOGAN of Logan and Janet M'CLELLANE, spouse of John CAMPBELL of Pollosch, in 1647. The property of Schankstoun seems to have passed, not long after this, into the hands of the Dumfries family. 6th Generation: John CAMPBELL of Schankstoun succeeded his grandfather who died at Over Glasnock on 29 Dec 1612. In 1618 he had sasine of the lands of Clonginoch and Nedder Auchinglichie, lying in the lordship of Terringzean, Kyle-regis. He also had the lands of Benquhat, Dennasken, and Mackubenesyd, commonly known as Hingen-kailzaird, in the barony of Mertnam, Kyle-regis. Also Drumquhill in the lordship of Kilmarnock and barony of Sundrum which he received from Hugh, Dominus Lowdon 29 Aug 1617. He became a burgess of Ayr in 1618. He had a brother, Hew who married Marie ROSS. John CAMPBELL "appears" to have married Margaret CRAUFURD, daughter of Sir George CRAUFURD of Leifnoreis, knight. John CAMPBELL appears in many wills, such as Jeane BOILL, Ladie PERSTOUN in the parish of Dalmellington in 1631. In 1632, Hew CAMPBELL, brother of John CAMPBELL of Schankstoun, had sasine of the Maynes of Schankstoun. This John CAMPBELL of Schankstoun acquired the lands of Ovir Glasnok from Hew CAMPBELL of Horsecleuch, as heir of his sister, in 1633. John CAMPBELL of Schankstoun appears to have died between 1634 & 1636 and was succeeded by his son (above).
5th Generation: John CAMPBELL of Schankistone was accused with others of "abiding" from the Raid of Dumfries in 1600. In 1602, Hugh CAMPBELL, lawful son of John CAMPBELL of Schankistoun had sasine of the south side of Pincloy, barony of Cumnock from George CAMPBELL, younger of Schankstoun and Marion KENNEDIE, his spouse. John CAMPBELL (above) married Isobel CAMBPELL, but from which family is unclear. In 1618 she had a charter of liferent from her husband of the land of Denasken in the barony of Mertnam, Kyle-regis. He appears to have died in this time frame. John had two sons: (1) Geroge, his heir, who predeceased him. His wife, Marion KENNEDY (KENNEDIE) was a daughter of John KENNEDIE of Baltersan. They had a charter of the lands of Kylestoun, Over Burntoun in Carrick in 1603. Kylestoun was restored to the Kennedy family in 1604, however. George CAMPBELL, younger, of Schankistone, was accused along with others, including MUIR of Auchindraine in the murder of Richard SPENS, servitor to John, Earl of Cassilis, at the feud fight between Cassillis and Bargany at Pennyglen in 1601. He had sasine of the lands of of Kinmein from John MURE of Auchindraine in 1604. He seems to have died in 1608 or early 1609. George had the heir, John (generation 6), a daughter Margaret (who had sasine to the lands of Tardiers), and another son. (2) Hugh, mentioned above who had part of the lands of Pincloy. John CAMPBELL, died 29 Dec 1612 at Over Glasnock. Following are some excerpts from his will which identify people with whom he was related or allied. I will mention only the pieces/parts that involve names and relationships. He leaves money to John MUIR, younger of Hallowchapell He names John CAMPBELL of Montgariswod, James CAMPBELL of Horscleuch, Johnne Mr. of Hallowchapel, and Hew CAMPBELL in Wodsyd to be executors. He appoints Lord, Hew, Lord of Lowdoun as overseer of the administration. He leaves money to his two sons, John and Hew CAMPBELL and to Charles CAMPBELL of Horscleuch. Mentions funds left again to Johnnne MUIR, younger of Hallowchapell. He leaves money to Issobel CAMPBELL, spouse to Andro CREICHTOUN in R and to her son, Rot. CREICHTOUN. To George CAMPBELL, son of John CAMPBELL in bordland To George CRAUFUIRD To Hew CAMPBELL in Wodsyde To ____REID, youngest daughter of William REID in Craistoun To Mr. Charles CAMPBELL To George REID He names John CAMPBELL of Montgarriswod his apparent heir and charges him to repair "ye mansioun place of Schankistoun". He also tells him to leave his other property and dwelling places and live only in Schankistoun, because "it is ye maist ancient duelling place." He also gives him possession of a corn mill in Craufuirdstoun. Witnesses were: Mr. James CUNINGHAME, psone of Cumnock & Robert LOCKHART, notary
4th Generation: James CAMPBELL of Schankistone had sasine of the lands of "Mains of Scheilis, with the house" from William RANKINE of Scheilis. In that document he styled himself as "James CAMPBELL, sone and air apperand to John CAMPBELL of Schankistoun." 3rd Generation: John CAMPBELL of Schankistone, was one of the "assize" on the trial of John GARDEN in Penbrek, Glenmuir for the murder of James REID in Halfpenny Land in 1558. 2nd Generation: Robert CAMPBELL of Schankistone was in involved in the murder of Patrick DUNBAR of Coristoune, at the kirk of Cumnock in 1512. He was denounced as a rebel, put to the horn, and all his goods escheated. He had brothers, George and John, who were also denounced. 1st Generation: John CAMPBELL of Schankistone. His name appears in the Books of Adjournal in 1488. In that year he was a witness to the summons of John ROSS of Montgreenan to appear before Parliament. In other notes, Paterson states that this property, which "now" (17 or 1800's) belongs to the Marquis of Bute is about a mile from Cumnock. It was owned from an early time by a branch of the LOUDOUN family. He alludes that these Schankiston Campbells are a branch of this family.
Campbells of Garrallan--Ayrshire
Genealogy and notes taken from "History of the County of Ayr" by James Paterson, vol 1 Seventh GENERATION: Jane DOUGLAS of Garrallan succeeded in 1819. She married Hamilton BOSWELL (only son of John BOSWELL of Knockroon), Collector of Taxes for Ayrshire. Children: Jessie, died young Christian, married Alexander DUNLOP of Clover John Douglas, m. Christian HAMILTON, daughter of Capt. William HAMILTON of Dowan Katherine Patrick Charles, went to New South Wales Jane Margaret Janet. 6th Generation: Patrick DOUGLAS of Garrallan succeeded in 1776. He was a surgeon in the West Lowland Fencible regiment. He married (1) Margaret CAMPBELL, daughter of a Campbell of Skerrington, and (2) Janet STEWART. Their only child was Jane, above, although which of the wives was the mother is not mentioned. 5th Generation: Hugh DOUGLAS of Garrallan, second son, succeeded in 1719. He married Katherine HUME, daughter of the Rev. Patrick HUME, minister of Kirkmichael, in Dunfriesshire. Children: Elizabeth, married R. NEILSON Hugh, a captain in the Dutch service. Died before his father without issue. Patrick--see above Margaret, married _____REID William, emigrated to America and settled in Virginia, where his descendants remain. Penelope, marreid R. NASMYTH Charles, went to Jamaica, died unmarried. He had provided a situation for Robert Burns the poet on his estate when Burns considered going to the West Indies. Katherine, married Alexander M'WILLIAM Archibald, died young 4th GENERATION: Hugh DOUGLAS of Garrallan succeeded in 1676. He married Margaret CRAUFURD, only daughter of CRAUFURD of Cumlarg. Children: John, died at Darien Hugh--see above Alexander 3rd Generation: Margaret CAMPBELL of Garrallane succeeded her grandfather in 1648. She married George DOUGLAS, son of George DOUGLAS of Waterside, a descendant of DOUGLAS of Parkside. Children: Hugh--see above Robert Margaret, marreid John CHALMERS of Bonnieton 2nd Generation: Hew CAMPBELL of Garallane. In 1609 he was one of the prosecutors of Thomas JARDANE of Birnok and son, notorious rievers, for the murder of William CAMPBELL of Wellwood, who was attacked at the kirk of Douglas in 1597, severely injured, and died of his wounds in 1606. Hew CAMPBELL of Garallane is mentioned in wills in the area of Dalhanna, Glasnok, and Logan. In 1605 he had sasine of the lands of Garrallan from Hugh, Dominus de LOWDON, barony of Taringzeane. At that time he was styled Hew CAMPBELL of Bogcorroche, son and nearest lawful heir of Hugh CAMPBELL of Garallan. He had a brother, William CAMPBELL who was a witness to the document. Hew CAMPBELL married Elizabeth DUNBAR, daugther of John DUNBAR of Bormuir on 7 Feb 1588. In this marriage contract he received the property of Bogcorroch. Children: Hugh, married Sarah CAMPBELL, daugher of Charles CAMPBELL of Horscleuch. However, died without issue before his father. John, married Margaret CAMPBELL. He died before his father and left two children: Hugh and Margaret. Hugh died before succeeding. See Margaret above. 1st Generation: Hew CAMPBELL, brother of John CAMPBELL of SCHANKSTON received the lands of Bogcoroch (later called Boig) in 1556. He received a charter of the lands of Garrallane from Sir Matthew CAMPBELL of Loudoun in 1562. He died in 1602. He married Katherine BAIRD (her father unspecified). Hew's will was witnessed by Thomas CAMPBELL of Middilwelwoode, from which Paterson assumes that the Campbells of Garallan and Wellwood were "nearly related." He was succeeded by his only surviving son (see above).
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