Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

CARNEGIE

OF BALMACHY

 

James Carnegie of Balmachy, was a younger son of Sir Robert Carnegie of Kinnaird and to whom his brother, David Carnegie of Panbride, granted a charter for the lands for the lands of Balmachy on 1 June 1563.[1] He m. Christian Bruce and was father of,

  1. David Carnegie of Balmachy, (see below).
  2. John Carnegie, who received 1000 merks by the will of David Carnegie of Kinnaird, dated 19 April 1598.
  3. Agnes Carnegie, m. Patrick Livingston, 1st of Balrownie, younger son of John Livingston, 3rd of Dunipace, and had issue.
  4. Margaret Carnegie, m. Patrick Falconer of Newton, brother of Alexander Falconer of Halkerton (c/m 26 May 1599.[2] He survived her and m. secondly, to Grisel, daughter of William Blair of Balgillo, Lady Ardblair).

David Carnegie of Balmachy, succeeded his father and m. Margaret Livingston, who is styled his relict in a Tack by Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird in herown and their son, James’s favour, dated 10 March 1607.[3] He was father of,

  1. James Carnegie of Balmachy, (see below).
  2. Jean Carnegie, m. John Gardyne of Leggastoun, (c/m 24 October 1626[4]).

James Carnegie of Balmachy, succeeded his father and was served heir to him in the lands of Balveny and Balglessie on 6 October 1626.[5] He had a precept for his infeftment in the lands of Balmachy as heir to his grandfather, James Carnegie of Balmachy, issued in his favour by the superior, David, Lord Carnegy, on 14 November 1626.[6] He m. Isabel Durham, to whom he reserved a liferent of his lands on 18 June 1628, and d. in August of 1628. He was father of :

David Carnegie of Balmachy, to whom his father granted a charter for the lands of Balmachy on 18 June 1628.[7] He was served heir to his father in the lands of Balveny and Balglessie on 18 August 1632,[8] then to his cousin, John Carnegie of that Ilk, in eleven acres of the lands of Punderlaw and Deischland, in the lordship and regality of Arbroath, on 11 April 1649.[9] He m. Joan, eldest daughter of William Durham of Omachie, with whom he had a charter for the lands of Balmachy from the superior, David, Earl of Southesk, on 24 June 1648, in implementation of their marriage contract,[10] and d. in 1684.[11] He was father of :

  1. William Carnegie of Balmachy, (see below).
  2. Grisel Carnegie, m. as a third wife, to Andrew Spalding of Ashintully, (c/m 15 February 1686[12]), and had issue.

William Carnegie of Balmachy, succeeded his father and m. Grisel Alexander. He d. in 1720 and was father of :

  1. James Carnegie of Balmachy, (see below).
  2. David Carnegie, who is named with his mother and brother, James, in an assignation to Alexander Hunter dated 1727.[13]

James Carnegie of Balmachy, succeeded and was served heir to his grandfather, David Carnegie of Balmachy, in the lands of Balmachy, on 13 July 1727.[14] He m. Anne Robertson, d. in June of 1741 and was father of :

  1. James Carnie of Balmachy, (see below).
  2. Jean Carnegie, m. on 29 December 1760, to George Gibb, merchant at Balmerino,[15] and d. on Saturday 25 December 1807, having had issue.

James Carnegie of Balmachy, succeeded his father on his death and was served heir to him in the lands of Balmachy on 15 January 1751,[16] which he sold to Captain David Reid by Disposition dated 11 January 1772. He m. firstly, on 30 September 1750, to Elizabeth, daughter of Erskine of Kirkbuddo,[17] by whom he had no apparent issue, and secondly, to Clementina Lyall, and d. at Greenlawhill, on 14 March 1790.[18] He was father of :

  1. James Carnegie, bap. on 7 October 1760, served as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was served heir general to his father on 24 February 1801.[19]
  2. Stewart Carnegie, bap. on 21 January 1762 and became a surgeon in the navy.
  3. Isabella Carnegie, b. on 3 June 1759 and m. Andrew Chalmers, lieutenant in the navy.
  4. Anne Carnegie, bap. on 26 January 1764.
  5. Clementina Carnegie, bap. on 6 February 1769.
  6. Margaret Carnegie, bap. on 2 December 1765 and d. unmarried, at Dundee, on 28 May 1841, aged 75 years.[20]

 

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[1] GD45/16/2104.

[2] NRAS792/6/5/misc.

[3] NRAS792/7/5/misc.

[4] NRAS792/6/9/misc.

[5] Retours. Forfar. No. 160.

[6] GD45/16/2112.

[7] GD45/16/2113.

[8] Retours. Forfar. No. 209.

[9] Retours. Forfar. No. 308.

[10] GD45/16/2116.

[11] Services of Heirs.

[12] CC7/6/3/324.

[13] GD45/16/1461.

[14] Services of Heirs.

[15] OPR – Dundee.

[16] Services of Heirs.

[17] OPR – Guthrie.

[18] Scots Magazine, 1st March 1790, edition.

[19] Services of Heirs.

[20] Perthshire Courier, 10th June 1841, edition.