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John Colquhoun

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died on 5 Sep 1439.

    Notes:

    Died "while resisting a Highlander attack along the west coast, he met them at a truce near Inchmurrin on the banks of Loch Lomond and was killed with barbarous cruelty. Governor of Dumbarton Castle 1424, and member of Parliament 2437." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Family/Spouse: Jean Erskine. Jean (daughter of Thomas Erskine and Janet Keith) died before 23 Apr 1411. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Malcolm Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died before 1439.
    2. 3. Margaret Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died after 1429; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Malcolm Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died before 1439.

    Family/Spouse: Unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. John Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Apr 1479 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

  2. 3.  Margaret Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died after 1429; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "By tradition the mother of seventeen sons … The arms of Murray impale those of Colquhoun in the church founded by Sir David Murray." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Margaret married David Murray before 1420. David (son of David Murray and Isabel Stewart) was born about 1395 in of Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland; died between 21 Jun 1451 and 15 Jun 1452; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Mariota Murray  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 6. Christian Murray  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Apr 1479 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 21 Oct 1478 and 14 Jun 1479

    Notes:

    Comptroller of the Exchequer, 1460-69. Sheriff of Dumbartonshire, 1471. Great Chamberlain, 1474. Governor of the castle of Dunbarton from 1477 to his death.

    A member of the Scottish parliament in Oct 1466, Oct 1467, 1469, 1471, 1476, and 1478.

    "Colquhoun of Luss" says that he was "killed at the siege of Dunbar", but provides no date. The famous Siege of Dunbar was of course in 1338. The siege referred to here was the first armed conflict in the struggle between James III of Scotland and his brother Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, when the king laid siege to Dunbar Castle in, according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, April 1479. Volume 4 of Patrick Fraser Tytler's History of Scotland (1831) agrees on the year, and notes that during the siege, "the cannon mounted on the ramparts of the castle appear to have been well served and pointed—a single ball at one moment striking dead three of the bravest knights in the army, Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, Sir Adam Wallace of Craigie, and Sir James Schaw of Sauchie."

    Family/Spouse: (Unknown) Boyd. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Humphrey Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died about 19 Aug 1493.

    John married Elizabeth Dunbar before Jul 1463. Elizabeth died before Mar 1494. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mariota Murray Descendancy chart to this point (3.Margaret2, 1.John1)

    Notes:

    Also called Marion Murray.

    Mariota married Malcolm Drummond after 14 Jul 1445. Malcolm (son of Walter Drummond and Margaret Ruthven) was born in in of Cargill and Stobhall, Perthshire, Scotland; died in 1461. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. John Drummond  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1446; died before 18 Dec 1519 in Drummond Castle, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried in Innerpeffray, Perthshire, Scotland.

  3. 6.  Christian Murray Descendancy chart to this point (3.Margaret2, 1.John1)

    Family/Spouse: Murdoch Menteith. Murdoch (son of Robert Menteith and Margaret of Lennox) was born in in of Rusky, Stirlingshire, Scotland; died before 1456. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Menteith  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1438; died between 1507 and Jan 1510.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Humphrey Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (4.John3, 2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died about 19 Aug 1493.

    Notes:

    He was a member of the Scottish parliament in October 1488, convened by the new king, James IV, largely to obtain aquittals for those involved in the overthrow and killing of his father, James III.

    Family/Spouse: Helen Erskine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. John Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died between 4 Aug 1535 and 22 Aug 1536.

  2. 8.  John Drummond Descendancy chart to this point (5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1446; died before 18 Dec 1519 in Drummond Castle, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried in Innerpeffray, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Stobhall, Perthshire, Scotland
    • Alternate death: Abt 4 Aug 1518
    • Alternate death: 1519, Drummond Castle, Perthshire, Scotland

    Notes:

    "Created first Lord Drummond 1487/8, seneschal and coroner of Strathearn, ambassador to England, supported the marriage of the Earl of Angus to Queen Margaret." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    From the 1885-1900 Dictionary of National Biography:

    He sat in parliament 6 May 1471, under the designation of dominus de Stobhall. On 20 March 1473–4 he had a charter of the offices of seneschal and coroner of the earldom of Strathearn, in which he was confirmed in the succeeding reign. In 1483 he was one of the ambassadors to treat with the English, to whom a safe-conduct was granted 29 Nov. of that year; again, on 6 Aug. 1484, to treat of the marriage of James, prince of Scotland, and Anne de la Pole, niece of Richard III. He was a commissioner for settling border differences nominated by the treaty of Nottingham, 22 Sept. 1484; his safe-conduct into England being dated on the ensuing 29 Nov. He was raised to the peerage by the title of Lord Drummond, 29 Jan. 1487–8. Soon after he joined the party against James III, and sat in the first parliament of James IV, 6 Oct. 1488. In this same year he was appointed a privy councillor and justiciary of Scotland, and was afterwards constable of the castle of Stirling. In 1489 the so-called Earl of Lennox rose in revolt against the king. He had encamped at Gartalunane, on the south bank of the Forth, in the parish of Aberfoyle, but during the darkness of the night of 11 Oct. was surprised and utterly routed by Drummond. As one of the commissioners to redress border and other grievances, Drummond had a safe-conduct into England 22 May 1495, 26 July 1511, 24 Jan. 1512–13, and 20 April 1514. In 1514 Drummond gave great offence to many of the lords by promoting the marriage of his grandson, Archibald Douglas, sixth earl of Angus, with the queen-dowager Margaret. Lyon king-at-arms (Sir William Comyn) was despatched to summon Angus before the council, when Drummond, thinking that he had approached the earl with more boldness than respect, struck him on the breast. In 1515 John, duke of Albany, was chosen regent, but because Drummond did not favour the election he committed him (16 July) a close prisoner to Blackness Castle, upon an allegation that he had used violence towards the herald. He was tried capitally, found guilty, and his estates forfeited. However, he was not long in coming to terms with Albany. With other lords he signed the answer of refusal to Henry VIII, who had advised the removal of Albany, to which his seal is affixed, 4 July 1516, and in October he announced his final separation from the queen's party. He was in consequence released from prison and freed from his forfeiture, 22 Nov. 1516.

    John married Elizabeth Lindsay before 1470. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Annabel Drummond  Descendancy chart to this point died after 1492.
    2. 12. Margaret Drummond  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1502.
    3. 13. Elizabeth Drummond  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 9.  Elizabeth Menteith Descendancy chart to this point (6.Christian3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1438; died between 1507 and Jan 1510.

    Notes:

    De jure countess of Lennox.

    Elizabeth married John Napier about 26 Mar 1456. John (son of Alexander Napier and Elizabeth Lauder) was born about 1432; died before 31 Dec 1487. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. John Napier  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1461 in of Balcormo, Fife, Scotland; died between 11 Sep 1512 and 18 Jun 1515.


Generation: 5

  1. 10.  John Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (7.Humphrey4, 4.John3, 2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died between 4 Aug 1535 and 22 Aug 1536.

    Notes:

    Member of the Scottish parliament in 1503 and 1525.

    From The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country (citation details below):

    On the death of King James the Fourth at Flodden, his son and successor, King James the Fifth, being a child of little more than one year old, the Queen Mother, Margaret daughter of King Henry the Seventh of England, was declared Regent of the realm. At the same time John Duke of of Albany was summoned from France to Scotland, and chosen governor and protector of the infant Prince and kingdom, by a Convention of the Estates. During the delay of the arrival of the Duke of Albany, the Earl of Arran assumed the office of Regent. In this assumption he was supported, among others, by John third Earl of Lennox, the Master of Glencairn, and Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, whose wife was the paternal aunt of the Earl of Lennox.

    Sir John Colquhoun joined these noblemen in a successful attempt to seize the castle of Dumbarton. During a stormy night in January 1514, they found their way into the castle, and expelled from it Lord Erskine, by whom it was held for the Queen Mother's party; and though the Earl of Arran was frustrated in his usurpation of the regency by the arrival of the Duke of Albany in Scotland, they continued to hold the castle of Dumbarton until it was surrendered by the Earl of Lennox, who, having fallen into the hands of his opponents, and having been imprisoned in the castle of Edinburgh, could obtain his liberation only on condition of his surrendering it.

    After the departure of the Duke of Albany for France in 1524, King James the Fifth, who was then only thirteen years of age, was invested with the supreme authority, but the government was in reality in the hands of the Earls of Arran, Lennox, and Morton. A pardon was therefore now easily obtained for Sir John Colquhoun of Luss and others, who had taken part in the capture of the castle of Dumbarton. On the 11th of July 1526, a "respite was granted to Sir John Colquhon of Luce, Knight, Patrick Colquhon, John Logan of Balvey, Walter and Robert his sons, George Buchquhanan of that Ilk," and twenty-nine others, for "their tressonabill asseging, taking, and withhalding of our souerane lordis castle and fortalice of Dumbertene fra his servandis, keparis thairof" On the 16th of July following, a respite "was granted to Glencairn and others."

    John married Elizabeth Stewart about 1480. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Humphrey Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Jan 1538.

  2. 11.  Annabel Drummond Descendancy chart to this point (8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) died after 1492.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1500

    Annabel married William Graham on 25 Nov 1479 in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland. William (son of William Graham and Helen Douglas) was born between 1463 and 1464; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Helen Graham  Descendancy chart to this point

  3. 12.  Margaret Drummond Descendancy chart to this point (8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) died in 1502.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1501

    Notes:

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (citation details below):

    Drummond, Margaret (d. 1502), royal mistress, was the eldest of the six daughters of John Drummond of Cargill, first Lord Drummond (d. 1518), and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay. James IV may have met Margaret when he visited Drummond Castle on 25 April 1496, and she appears to have succeeded Marion Boyd as James's mistress about this time. Coupled with the growing influence of Archibald Campbell, second earl of Argyll, whose sister Isabel was Drummond's daughter-in-law, Margaret's affair with the king helped in the advancement both of her father, who held the office of justiciar from February 1495 until 1501, and of his kinsman Walter Drummond, dean of Dunblane, who became clerk register in 1497. Official acknowledgement of the relationship came on 3 June 1496, when James installed Margaret in apartments in Stirling Castle; a reference by the Spanish ambassador, Don Pedro de Ayala, to a lady being kept by the king in great state in a castle describes this arrangement.

    Margaret Drummond lived at Stirling Castle under the care of its keeper, Sir John Lundy, and of his wife until 30 October 1496, when she was moved to Linlithgow, possibly to give birth to the daughter, also called Margaret, whom she bore the king. The liaison effectively ended in March 1497, when Margaret and her daughter were sent home to Drummond, but although James IV had embarked on his long-running affair with Janet Kennedy in 1498, Margaret received a crown lease for nine years of lands in the earldom of Strathearn, dated 23 January 1498, possibly at the time of her marriage—according to de Ayala she was married off after her return to Drummond, although there is no supporting evidence for this. The king certainly seems to have accepted a measure of responsibility for his erstwhile mistress, as payments to her of £21 and 41s. for her daughter's nurse were made as late as June 1502. When Margaret died, towards the end of 1502, James had their daughter Margaret brought from Drummond Castle to Stirling, where royal children were traditionally brought up, and he paid a quarterly fee until at least 1508 for two priests in Dunblane Cathedral to sing masses for Margaret Drummond.

    A number of stories concerning Margaret Drummond's time as royal mistress appear in the eulogistic history of the Drummond family which William Drummond, later first viscount of Strathallan, completed in 1681. He states that the king had known Margaret since 1488 and had desired to marry her, but in 1502 some courtiers, determined to help the king to a far more advantageous marriage, and fearing that his infatuation with Margaret would prevent this, caused her and two of her sisters, with whom she happened to be dining, to be poisoned. There is no contemporary evidence for these stories, and official records attest a much briefer and less dramatic liaison than the exaggerated account presented by William Drummond.

    Family/Spouse: James IV, King of Scots. James (son of James III, King of Scots and Margaret of Denmark) was born on 17 Mar 1473 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Elizabeth Drummond Descendancy chart to this point (8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1)

    Notes:

    Living 21 Aug 1514.

    Elizabeth married George Douglas between 20 Jul 1485 and 31 Jan 1489. George (son of Archibald Douglas and Elizabeth Boyd) was born about 1469; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Archibald Douglas  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1489; died on 22 Jan 1557 in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried in Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland.

  5. 14.  John Napier Descendancy chart to this point (9.Elizabeth4, 6.Christian3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1461 in of Balcormo, Fife, Scotland; died between 11 Sep 1512 and 18 Jun 1515.

    Notes:

    He probably died at the Battle of Flodden, 9 Sep 1513.

    John married Margaret Preston before 24 Jan 1493. Margaret (daughter of John Preston and Elizabeth Moneypenny) was born about 1468; died after 31 Aug 1528. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Marion Napier  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1500; died after 28 Oct 1580.


Generation: 6

  1. 15.  Humphrey Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (10.John5, 7.Humphrey4, 4.John3, 2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Jan 1538.

    Humphrey married Helen Graham about 13 Jul 1509. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Helen Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point died between 13 Jun 1594 and 13 Mar 1596 in Aiket, Ayrshire, Scotland.

  2. 16.  Helen Graham Descendancy chart to this point (11.Annabel5, 8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1)

    Notes:

    She was definitely a daughter of the first earl of Montrose. The will of William Graham, who was killed at the battle of Flodden Field in 1513, acknowledges a debt to the Laird of Luss (i.e. John Colquhoun, father of Humphrey), on account of his daughter's dowry, and also the Laird of Luss younger (i.e. Humphrey).

    Burke's Peerage and Burke's Landed Gentry, and thus many online sources, show William Graham's daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, and Helen, in that order, as daughters of William Graham by his second wife Janet Edmondstone.

    This cannot be true of Elizabeth. The Complete Peerage 4:470 says that Walter Drummond, grandson of John Drummond and Elizabeth Lindsay, "m., in Feb. 1513/4, his cousin Elizabeth, 2nd da. of William (Graham), 1st Earl of Montrose [S.], by his first wife Annabel, 4th da. of John (Drummond), Lord Drummond abovenamed." It can be seen that if Walter Drummond and his wife Elizabeth were cousins, it would have to be the case that Elizabeth was a daughter of William Graham's first wife, Annabel Drummond.

    CP says of Annabel Drummond that "[s]he was living 1492" and that her son William Graham, second earl of Montrose, was "a minor at his father's death", 9 Sep 1513, but "was served heir to him" 24 Oct 1513. The Scots Peerage narrates this latter event in a way that suggests that the younger William was still a minor on 24 Oct 1513: "William […] was under age at the death of his father, but in virtue of the Act of 24 August, was served his heir 24 October, 1513." SP goes on to emphasize and extoll his precocity: "He early displayed qualities of prudence and statesmanship which enabled him, over a long life," [etc.]. CP notes that the younger William "was present in Parl. [S.] 2 Jun 1514" and that he married his only wife, Janet Keith, in Dec 1515. All of which suggests that the second earl attained his majority no earlier than the end of 1513, which means that he has to have been born to Annabel Drummond no earlier than the end of 1492, and given that he could perfectly well have married while still a minor, plausibly as late as 1497 or 1498.

    Also, according to SP, William Graham and Annabel Drummond had a second son following William: "Walter, a younger son of the first marriage, who had a tack of Little Cairnie for nineteen years from the Abbot of Inchaffray, 8 January 1541-42, and appears to have been ancestor of the second family of the Grahams of Thornick, afterwards Cairnie." If so, this moves the end of Annabel Drummond's life to no earlier than the end of 1493. And again, given that the first son could easily have been born as late as 1497-98, she was quite possibly still living in 1498-99.

    The date of William Graham's marriage to Janet Edmondstone is unknown to us, but the earliest record of them as married is a charter dated 17 Mar 1505. According to CP she died between that date and 15 Apr 1506.

    The papal dispensation for Helen Graham's marriage to Humphrey Colquhoun was dated 13 Jul 1509.

    If Annabel Drummond died as soon as the records allow, say December 1493, and William Graham married Janet Edmondstone as soon as possible, say the first part of 1494, and Helen Graham was their first child, born say early 1495, then the papal dispensation for her marriage to Humphrey Colquhoun, dated 13 Jul 1509, was issued when she was fourteen. Which is hardly unheard-of among the aristocracy of 15th/16th century Scotland, but also adds up to a pretty tight fit.

    Additional to this is the fact that William Graham and Annabel Drummond married in 1479, and yet their eldest son and heir cannot have been born earlier than late 1513. It is implausible that they spent the first dozen years of their marriage having no children. We have seen that daughter Elizabeth has to have been the issue of William and Annabel. Margaret is specified by SP as a daughter of the second marriage. Aside from the fact that this implies, in SP's usual manner of listing offspring, that the other daughters, whose mothers are not noted, were from the first marriage, it also means that Helen, Jean, and Elizabeth are the only known offspring of William Graham whose birth can be used to fill the childbearing years from 1480 to 1492. (The other legitimate child of William Graham, Patrick, is given by SP as his son by his third wife, Christian Wawane.)

    Taken together, we think the evidence preponderantly suggests that Helen Graham was a daughter of William Graham's first wife, and probably, as the order of William's children in SP suggests, his eldest daughter.

    Helen married Humphrey Colquhoun about 13 Jul 1509. Humphrey (son of John Colquhoun and Elizabeth Stewart) was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Jan 1538. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Helen Colquhoun  Descendancy chart to this point died between 13 Jun 1594 and 13 Mar 1596 in Aiket, Ayrshire, Scotland.

  3. 17.  Archibald Douglas Descendancy chart to this point (13.Elizabeth5, 8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1489; died on 22 Jan 1557 in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried in Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Archibald married Margaret Tudor on 6 Aug 1514 in Kinnoull, near Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of Henry VII, King of England and lord of Ireland and Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England) was born on 28 Nov 1489 in Westminster, Middlesex, England; died on 18 Oct 1541 in Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Margaret Douglas  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Nov 1515 in Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, England; died on 9 Mar 1578 in Hackney, Middlesex, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

  4. 18.  Marion Napier Descendancy chart to this point (14.John5, 9.Elizabeth4, 6.Christian3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1500; died after 28 Oct 1580.

    Marion married Richard Gray before 4 Jul 1524. Richard (son of David Gray and Katherine Henryson) was born about 1497; died between 14 May 1555 and 16 Jun 1565. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Alexander Gray  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1530; died in May 1571.


Generation: 7

  1. 19.  Helen Colquhoun Descendancy chart to this point (15.Humphrey6, 10.John5, 7.Humphrey4, 4.John3, 2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) died between 13 Jun 1594 and 13 Mar 1596 in Aiket, Ayrshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Lady Aikitt, elder, sheriffdom of Ayr.

    "In 1578-79, another of [the Colquhoun] clan, Helen Colquhoun, was accused of the 'treasonable administering of poysoun' to her spouse, William Cunninghame of Aiket; but the fragmentary records give us little information about these trials…" ["Poisoning in Scotland", citation details below]

    The will of Helene Colquhoun, Lady Aikitt, elder, sheriffdom of Ayr, was proved in the Edinburgh commissary court on 13 Mar 1596.

    The 1877 Colquhoun pedigree ("Colquhoun of Luss", citation details below) shows Helen Colquhoun, daughter of Humphrey, marrying a "James" Cunningham of Aiket; it also gives her mother's name as "Katherine", rather than Helen, a mistake that also appears in many Burke's Pedigrees products. In a pair of posts to soc.genealogy.medieval on 10 Oct 2019, John Brandon points out that the papal dispensation of 1509 clearly identifies Humphrey Colquhoun's wife as Helen. As to whether Humphrey Colquhoun's and Helen Graham's daughter Helen was indeed, the Helen who married Cunningham of Aiket, Brandon points to the marriage of Robert Graham of Knockdolian, who was known to have been involved in dealings with William and Helen (Colquhoun) Cunningham, to Christian Graham, daughter of the second William Graham, 2nd earl of Montrose — further evidence of Graham-Colquhoun prosopographical adjancency.

    Helen married William Cunningham before 24 Oct 1564. William was born in in of Aiket, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Marion Cunningham  Descendancy chart to this point died in Jan 1623 in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.

  2. 20.  Margaret Douglas Descendancy chart to this point (17.Archibald6, 13.Elizabeth5, 8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born on 8 Nov 1515 in Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, England; died on 9 Mar 1578 in Hackney, Middlesex, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

    Margaret married Matthew Stewart on 29 Jun 1544 in St. James Palace, London, England. Matthew (son of John Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart) was born on 21 Sep 1516 in Dunbarton Castle, Dunbartonshire, Scotland; died on 4 Sep 1571 in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Chapel Royal, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 23. Charles Stuart  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1576.
    2. 24. Henry Stewart  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Dec 1545 in Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England; died on 10 Feb 1567 in Kirk o' Field, outside Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in Chapel Royal, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

  3. 21.  Alexander Gray Descendancy chart to this point (18.Marion6, 14.John5, 9.Elizabeth4, 6.Christian3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1530; died in May 1571.

    Notes:

    Burgess of Edinburgh.

    Alexander married Helen Little before 9 May 1553. Helen (daughter of William Little and Margaret Murray) was born about 1534; died after 17 Jul 1602. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Agnes Gray  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1563; died after 4 Feb 1591 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.


Generation: 8

  1. 22.  Marion Cunningham Descendancy chart to this point (19.Helen7, 15.Humphrey6, 10.John5, 7.Humphrey4, 4.John3, 2.Malcolm2, 1.John1) died in Jan 1623 in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "Marion Cunningham, Lady Bar, died at her home in Ayr in January 1623. She was the daughter of William Cunningham of Aiket and Helen Colquhoun, daughter of a Highland chief. […] She grew up in an age of aggression in northern Ayrshire, the time of the great feud betewen the Montgomery Earl of Eglinton and the Cunningham Earl of Glencairn which lasted over seventy years in the sixteenth century." [Ayr and Its People, citation details below]

    Marion married John Lockhart in 1595 in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. John (son of Alexander Lockhart and Margaret Kennedy) died in 1614. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 26. Janet Lockhart  Descendancy chart to this point died before 17 Apr 1672.

  2. 23.  Charles Stuart Descendancy chart to this point (20.Margaret7, 17.Archibald6, 13.Elizabeth5, 8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) died in 1576.

    Notes:

    Earl of Lennox.

    Family/Spouse: Elizabeth Cavendish. Elizabeth (daughter of William Cavendish and Elizabeth Hardwick) died in 1582. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 24.  Henry Stewart Descendancy chart to this point (20.Margaret7, 17.Archibald6, 13.Elizabeth5, 8.John4, 5.Mariota3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born on 7 Dec 1545 in Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England; died on 10 Feb 1567 in Kirk o' Field, outside Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in Chapel Royal, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Lord Darnley.

    Henry married Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots on 29 Jul 1565 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Mary (daughter of James V, King of Scots and Mary of Guise) was born on 8 Dec 1542 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland; died on 8 Feb 1587 in Fotheringay, Northamptonshire, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 27. James VI and I, King of Scotland; King of England and Ireland  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Jun 1566 in Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died on 27 Mar 1625 in Theobald, Hertfordshire, England; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

  4. 25.  Agnes Gray Descendancy chart to this point (21.Alexander7, 18.Marion6, 14.John5, 9.Elizabeth4, 6.Christian3, 3.Margaret2, 1.John1) was born about 1563; died after 4 Feb 1591 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Agnes married Rev. Henry Livingston about 1584. Henry (son of Henry Livingston and Margaret Forrester) was born about 1560; died between 14 Jun 1624 and 26 Aug 1624. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 28. Helen Livingston  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1585; died after 15 Aug 1633.