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

MAXWELL

OF TEALING

 

Eustace de Maxwell of Tealing, was a younger son of Sir William Maxwell of Caerlaverock, and m. Agnes, daughter of Sir John de Gifford, with whom he had a charter for the lands of Tealing from Dungal MakDowal in 1427. He was father of :

William de Maxwell of Tealing, succeeded his father and d. before 9 December 1449. He is in all probability identical with the “James” Maxwell of Tealing who was killed at the battle of Arbroath fought in January of 1445-5.[1] He was father of :

Sir William Maxwell of Tealing, who was under age at his father’s death with the gift of his marriage being granted by the King to Edmund Hay of Tallow on 9 December 1449.[2] He had Sasine for the lands of Polgavy in 1461 and had a charter from John, Lord Maxwell, for those of Strathardill on 13 October 1505.[3] He m. Margaret Moncur with whom he had a charter confirming an annualrent from the lands of Milnton on 18 July 1511,[4] and with whom he had a charter for the lands of Polgavy on 3 November 1516, and d. in 1521.[5] He was father of :

  1. Thomas Maxwell, younger of Tealing, m. Janet Lovell and to whom his father granted the lands of Balkello in the barony of Tealing, in implementation of their contract of marriage, on 12 January 1487.[6] He was witness to a Sasine in favour of Nicholas Fotheringham of Powrie in the lands of Brighty on 9 November 1490[7] and as son and heir to Sir William Maxwell of Tealing, he witnessed a Tack by Alexander Straiton of that Ilk, to Andrew, Lord Gray, for the lands of Straiton on 20 November 1508.[8] He d. vita patris and was father of,

1a} Hugh Maxwell of Tealing, succeeded his grandfather, (see below).

  1. David Maxwell of Ballodrane, was one of the Sheriffs-depute of Forfar by 7 November 1513 when he led the retour of Robert Carnegie as heir to his father John Carnegie, in the lands of Kinnaird on 7 November 1513.
  2. James Maxwell, who, with his brother David, was appointed a bailie by their father to give sasine for the lands of Kincreich to Sir Alexander Guthrie of that Ilk, on 5 March 1497/8.[9]

Hugh Maxwell of Tealing, succeeded his grandfather, Sir William Maxwell, and had Sasine for the lands and barony of Tealing and Polgavy on 9 September 1519.[10] He disponed the lands of Polgavy to Andrew Barry, Burgess of Dundee by charter dated 26 February 1523 and on 4 January 1528, he was remitted for remaining from the King’s army at Solway. He m. Barbara Herring, d. in about 1557 and was father of :

  1. Alexander Maxwell of Tealing, (see below).
  2. John Maxwell of Petkemmock,
  3. Grisell Maxwell, m. David Campbell, 1st of Easter of Denhead, by 18 June 1548 when they had a charter from her father for the lands of Kirkton of Tealing.[11]
  4. Margaret Maxwell, had a precept for a liferent charter for the lands of Crammondinche, belonging to William Crammond, eldest son and apparent heir of James Crammond of Aulbar, on 3 February 1536/37.
  5. Elizabeth Maxwell, m. John Reid, 5th of Straloch, and had issue.

Alexander Maxwell of Tealing, is styled eldest son and heir to Hugh Maxwell of Tealing when witness to a charter by his father for the lands of Bawnwith in favour of Robert Miln, Burgess of Dundee, on 12 May 1537, and had Sasine for the lands and barony of Tealing on 2 May 1557.[12] He m. Helen, daughter of Sir Alexander Bruce, 1st of Earlshall, with whom he had a charter for the lands of Polgavy on his father’s resignation on 12 September 1540, and was father of :

  1. Sir David Maxwell of Tealing, (see below).
  2. Thomas Maxwell, witnessed a charter by his brother David Maxwell of Tealing to John Robertson alias Reid of Straloch for the lands of Cray, dated 9 March 1596.
  3. Robert Maxwell of Gardyne, had a charter from his father for the lands of Craichie and Enoch on 15 January 1584/85.[13] He gave his consent to the disponing by his nephew Hugh Maxwell of Tealing of the lands of Tealing to his daughter Helen Maxwell and her future spouse, George Maxwell, fiar of Newark, in 1610.
  4. Hugh Maxwell, was a witness to a charter by his brother, David Maxwell of Tealing, and his elder brother, Hugh, to James Spalding in Corridon on 10 November 1591 and gave his consent to the disponing by his nephew, Hugh Maxwell of Tealing, of the lands of Tealing to his daughter Helen Maxwell and her future spouse, George Maxwell, fiar of Newark, in 1610.
  5. Henry Maxwell, had a gift of the escheat goods of (1) Grisel Barty, widow of David Batie in Tealing, on 10 August 1583[14] and (2) Alastair Bruson in Pitcarmick on 20 February 1584.[15]
  6. George Maxwell, had a charter from his father for the lands of Easter and Wester Dalnabreck on 15 January 1584/85.[16]
  7. Isobel Maxwell, is styled daughter of Alexander Maxwell of Tealing when she resigned her annualrent of 30 bolls of victual in favour of David Maxwell, fiar of Tealing, her brother on 4 April 1580.[17]
  8. Elizabeth Maxwell, m. Gilbert Strachan, younger of Claypotts, (c/m 7 & 18 September 1584[18]), and had issue.
  9. Grisel Maxwell, m. David Currour, grandson and heir apparent of Andrew Currour of Logy-Meigle, (c/m 22 May 1565[19]).

Sir David Maxwell of Tealing, had a charter on his father’s resignation for the lands of Easter and Wester Balmacrewchie, Easter and Wester Dalnabreck, Petcarns, Balnabroich, Balmyle, Bleaton, Inneych, Craich, Brochdarg, Corriden on 7 May 1559.[20] He had a charter under the Great Seal for those of Tealing on 1 May 1561[21] and m. Helen, daughter of Patrick, 4th Lord Gray, (she d. in 1639). He d. by November of 1609 and was father of;

  1. Hugh Maxwell of Tealing, (see below).
  2. Patrick Maxwell, was a witness to a charter by his father and his elder brother, Hugh, to James Spalding in Corridon on 10 November 1591 and gave his consent to the disponing by his brother Hugh Maxwell of Tealing of the lands of Tealing to his daughter Helen Maxwell and her future spouse, George Maxwell, fiar of Newark in 1610.
  3. Agnes Maxwell,

Hugh Maxwell of Tealing, who, as eldest son and heir of his father, granted a charter to James Spalding in Corridon for the lands of Corridon on 10 November 1591. He was served heir to his father in the lands of Mains of Tealing, and others, on 4 November 1609,[22] m. Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Butter of Gormock, and was father of :

  1. Helen Maxwell, m. George Maxwell, youngest son of Patrick Maxwell of Newark, (c/m 31 August 1610[23]), and to whom her father granted the lands of Tealing on 6 November 1610. They had issue :

1a} Sir Patrick Maxwell of Tealing, succeeded and was served heir to his father in the barony of Tealing on 23 May 1631,[24] then in the church lands of Preiston of Tealing on 31 March 1648.[25] He had issue.

  1. Marjory Maxwell, after 1612, m. James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerino, and had issue.

 

______________________

 

[1] Balfour’s Annals – 1445.

[2] RMS 1424-1513. No. 290.

[3] GD190/3/80.

[4] RMS 1424-1513. No. 3586.

[5] RMS 1546-1580.No. 1392. The lands of Tealing are said in 1561 to have been in the King’s hands since the death of Sir William Maxwell of Tealing 40 years previous.

[6] RMS 1424-1513. No. 1710.

[7] GD121/3/27.

[8] GD172/174.

[9] GD188/25/1/11.

[10] Ex. Rolls. Vol. XIV. P. 624.

[11] RMS 1546-1580. No. 225.

[12] Ex. Rolls. Vol. XIX. P. 409.

[13] GD190/3/80/3.

[14] RPS Vol. VIII. No. 1455.

[15] RPS Vol. VIII. No. 1860.

[16] GD190/3/80/4.

[17] GD16/14/54.

[18] RD1/61.

[19] RD1/

[20] GD190/3/80/2.

[21] RMS 1546-1580. No. 1391.

[22] Retours, Forfar. No. 67.

[23] RMS 1608-1620. No. 525.

[24] Retours, Forfar. No. 198.

[25] Retours, Forfar. No. 300.

 

 

Included in Volume 5.

Purchase Full Version

Bibliography

Gazeteer

 

 

Arms of Maxwell of Tealing
as illustrated in Sir David Lindsay's
MSS of circa 1542.