The Genealogy of the Balfour Family.

 

Alexander Balfour of Inchrye. Born 1470. Died before 1518 aged between forty and fifty. In charge of the King's cellar (Master of the Cellar) 1499 and 1501. King James IV gave him in lease a tack of Inchrye, near Denmylne in 1502. Confirmed in feu ferme 1510. Married, probably early in 16th century, Janet Wemyss.    
A. David Balfour of Powis. Born c.1500. Died 1580. Succeeded to Inchrye. Married first, before 1526, Katherine Abercrombie (born 1500, dvu 1558), daughter of Thomas Abercrombie, Burgess of Montrose, of the house of Murthly.    
  1. David Balfour.    
  2. Richard Balfour.    
  3. Harie Balfour. Died 1588.    
    a.

Jerome Balfour.

   
    b.

John Balfour.

   
    c.

James Balfour.

   
    d.

Peter Balfour.

   
  4. Rev James Balfour. Born 1540. Died Inverkeithing 1 May 1613. Minister of Guthrie, Forfarshire 1566. Minister of St Giles, Edinburgh, 1589. Married first, 1575, his cousin Barbara Melville (died 1613), daughter of Rev Richard Melville of Baldovie, Minister of Maryton, born 1522, died 1575 (son of Richard Melville of Baldovie, killed at Pinkie 1547 (son of Melville of Dysart) by Giles Abercrombie who died ca 1557 and was a daughter of Thomas Abercrombie, Burgess of Montrose) by Isabell Srymgeour, sister of the Laird of Glaswell.    
    a.

Nicholas Balfour. Born 1578.

   
    b.

James Balfour. Born c.1581.

   
    c.

Rev Andrew Balfour. Born ca 1587. Died 7 July 1624. Minister of Kirknewtown, 1587-1624. Married Isobel Arnot.

   
      aa.

James Balfour. Born 1619. Advocate. Married 1645 Bridget (Beatrice) Chalmers.

   
        I.

Bridget Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1648.

   
        II.

Helen Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1650.

   
        III.

James Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1652. Died 1703. Governor of Darien Company in which he invested and lost a fair amount. Married 23 June 1679 Helen Smith, dau of Robert Smith and Elizabeth Hope. Helen married second, 1712, William Cochrane Jr of Rochsoles.

   
          i.

Mary Balfour. Born 1680. Died before 1702.

   
          ii.

James Balfour 1st of Pilrig. Born 1681. Died 3 February 1737. Bought Pilrig 1718. Married, 10 September 1704, Louisa Hamilton (born 1686; died 1750).

  JB
LH
            (A)

James Balfour 2nd of Pilrig. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1705. Died 6 March 1795. Appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy. Painted by Stavely 1790. Married, August 1737, Cecilia Elphinstone (born 1705; died 1780). She became blind.

   
              (a)

James Balfour. Born 1738. Died 1755 aged seventeen.

   
              (b)

John ("Jack") Balfour 3rd of Pilrig. Born 1740. Died 17 February 1814. Married c.1772 Jean Whytt (born 1750; died 20 November 1833).

   
                (I)

James Balfour, 4th of Pilrig. Born 7 January 1774. Died 20 March 1860. Married 1806 Anne Mackintosh (born 1787; died 29 June 1825), dau of Captain John Mackintosh.

   
                  (i)

Margaret Balfour. Born 1807. Died 27 January 1860. Married Rev John Paul (born 12 March 1796, died 18 May 1873).

   
                    aaa.

Rev William Paul. Minister of Whitekirk.   Born 16 September 1832. Died 25 September 1866.

   
                    bbb.

James Balfour Paul, Lyon King at Arms. Born 16 November 1846. Died 15 September 1931. Married Helen Margaret Forman (died 20 December 1929), dau of J N Forman of Staffs.

   
                      1. John William Balfour Paul. Born 4 June 1873. Died 23 April 1957. Married Muriel Cassels Monteith (died 13 April 1964).    
                      2. Arthur Forman Balfour Paul. Born August 1875. Died 6 March 1938. Married Jane Montgomery Fleming (died 3 December 1940).    
                        a. Grizel Graeme Balfour Paul.    
                      3. Cuthbert Balfour Paul, MD. Born 20 March 1910. Died 28 May 1930.    
                      4. Millicent Jane Balfour Paul. Married Alfred Stevenson Balfour.    
                  (ii)

John Balfour. Born 1808. Died 1811.

   
                  (iii)

James Balfour. Born 1810. Died 1811.

   
                  (iv)

John Mackintosh Balfour-Melville. Born 1811. Died 22 September 1893. Married Annie Rainy (born 1820; died 17 December 1891), dau of Prof Harry Rainy.

   
                    aaa.

Anne Mackintosh Balfour. Born 1845. Died 1881. Married 1869 Charles A Cunningham, later Major-General.

   
                      1. Annie Caroline Cunningham. Married Major Hon Horace Davey, 18th Hussars.    
                        a. Dorothy Anne Davey.    
                        b. Horace Balfour Davey.    
                        c. Charles George Cunningham Davey.    
                        d. Francis Gordon Davey.    
                      2. Vera Harriet Cunningham. Born 1876. Married Major George Hessing Geddes, RFA.    
                      3. Esme Cunningham. Born 1880.    
                    bbb.

Barbara Gordon Balfour-Melville. Born 1846.

   
                    ccc.

Margaret Jane Balfour-Melville. Born 1849. Died 30 July 1941.

   
                  (v)

Jane Balfour. Born 1812. Died 14 May 1842.

   
                  (vi)

James Balfour-Melville. Born 1815. Died 1898. Married Eliza Ogilvy Maitland-Heriot (died 1897), dau of James Heriot.

   
                    aaa.

James Heriot Balfour-Melville. Born 1845. Died 1913. Married 1878 Mary Louisa Dundas (died 1930), dau of Sir David Dundas of Dunira, Bt.

   
                      1. Evan Whyte Melville Balfour-Melville. Born 1887. Died 1963.    
                    bbb.

Frederick Maitland Balfour. Born 1847. Died 1907. Married Sarah Hillard (born 1847; died 1917).

   
                      1. Irene Edith Maitland Balfour. Born 1881. Died 1970. Married Charles Maxwell Hillard (born 1909, died 1934).    
                        a. Joan Constance Maxwell. Born 1911.    
                        b. Daphne Irene Maxwell. Born 1913. Married Richard Frederick Henniker.    
                      2. Lillian Constance Mary Balfour. Born 1883. Died 1949.    
                    ccc.

Francis Douglas Balfour. Born 1847. Died 1859.

   
                    ddd.

John Elphinston Balfour. Born 1849. Died 1928.

   
                    eee.

Robert Andrew Agnew Balfour-Melville. Born 1849. Died 1942. Married 1891 Frances Janetta Campbell (died 1947), dau of Rev Dr Campbell.

   
                      1. Francis Ogilvie Balfour-Melville. Born 1892. Died 1923.    
                      2. James Leslie Balfour-Melville. Born 1895. Married Catherine Ethel Macvean (died 1963).    
                        a. Margaret Balfour-Melville. Born 1928. Married Bryan Robert Wardle. Four children.    
                        b. A daughter. Married Ian Wesley Jackson.    
                          i. A child. Married _____ Piggott.    
                          ii. A child.    
                          iii. A child.    
                      3. Mary Balfour-Melville. Born 1895. Died 1895.    
                    fff.

Leslie Melville Balfour-Melville. Born 9 March 1854. Died 16 July 1937. Married 1873 Jeannie Amelia ("Jane") Wilson (died 1890), dau of Dr Wilson.

   
                      1. John Inglis Balfour-Melville. Born 1881. Died 1963. Married Emily Frances Haig (died 1958).    
                        a. Rosalinde Balfour-Melville. Born 1908.    
                        b. Ronald Leslie Balfour-Melville. Born 1910. Married first Sheila Dundas Lawrie.    
                          i. A child. Married _____ MacGregor.    
                          Ronald married second Elizabeth Jane Waterhouse.    
                      2. James Elliot Balfour-Melville. Born 9 July 1882. Died 25 September 1915. Married Harriet Maud Carey (died 1965).    
                    ggg.

Emma Constance Balfour-Melville. Born 1857. Died 1941.

   
                    hhh.

Elliot Southesk Balfour-Melville. Born 1860. Died 1912.

   
                  (vii)

Anne Balfour. Born 1816. Died 16 May 1842.

   
                  (viii)

Robert Balfour.  Born 1818. Died 14 August 1869. Director, Edinburgh Academy. Married Frances ("Fanny") Grace Blaikie (born Aberdeen 22 October 1821; died 1891).

   
                    aaa. Jane Garden Balfour. Born 1850. Died 1905.    
                    bbb. James Francis Balfour. Born 1851. Died 14th August 1869.    
                    ccc. Annie Louisa Balfour. Born 1853.    
                    ddd. Robert John Balfour. Born 15th March 1856. Died 1891 1921. Married 1889 Frances Alice Learoyd.    
                      1. Claude Malcolm Balfour. Born 1890. Married Millicent ______.    
                    eee. Frances ("Shaddie") Elizabeth Balfour. Born 1858.    
                    fff. Edith Balfour. Born 30th August 1860. Married 1897 Frederick Jones (born 1860; died 1930).    
                      1. Frances Harriet Jones. Born 1898. Died 1932.    
                      2. Eleanor Jones. Born 1899. Married 1927 Professor Herbert ("Hopper") Hopkins, pathologist. They lived in Adelaide, Australia.    
                        a. John Oxley Hopkins. Born 1928. Married 1959 Jane Margaret Sharp.    
                          i. Susanna Hopkins.    
                          ii. Charles Hopkins.    
                          iii. Emma Louise Hopkins. Born 1960.    
                        b. Jean Oxley Hopkins, MRCS. Born 1930. Married 1954 J David W Hunter, MA, BM, BCh, a GP in East Grinstead.    
                          i. James Bowman Hunter. Born 1959.    
                      3. Maud Edith Jones. Born 1900. Died 1932. Married Jo ("Percy") Fielding. No issue.    
                      4. Frederick Balfour Jones. Born 17th November 1904. Died 1953. Married 1945 Constance ______ and had a daughter.    
                    ggg. William Adrian Alexander Balfour. Born 1864. Chartered accountant.    
                    hhh. Margaret Ida Balfour, MD, CBE. Born 1866. Died unmarried 1st December 1945.    
                  (ix)

Lewis Balfour. Born and died 1820.

   
                (II)

Robert Balfour. Born 1774. Died 13 November 1782.

   
                (III)

John Balfour. Born 1776. Died 17 December 1859. Married first Helen Buchanon (died 1816).

   
                  (i)

John Balfour. Born 1811. Died 1876. Married Agnes Boyle.

   
                    aaa. Mary Balfour. Married Edgar Frusher.    
                  (ii)

Thomas Graham Balfour. Born 18 March 1813. Died 17 January 1891. Married Georgina Prentice (born 12 August 1819).

   
                    aaa. Sir (Thomas) Graham Balfour. Born 2 February 1858. Died 26 October 1929.See wikipedia entry. Married Rhoda Annie Brooke (born 1869, died 1957).     
                      1. (William) Neville Balfour. Born 1901. Died of appendicitis 1908.    
                      2. Gilbert Graham Balfour. Born Oxford 23 August or 25 February 1899. Died 1975. Married Jean Halsey (born 1901, died 1990).     
                        a. Belinda Mary Balfour. Married Major Lionel David Wood. Three children.    
                        b. Elisabeth Rhoda Balfour. Born 24 November 1938. Married David Robert Shelley.    
                      3. Prof Michael Leonard Graham Balfour. Born 22 November 1908. Died 16 September 1995. See Wikipedia entry.  Married (Ethel) Grizel Wilson. Three daughters.    
                  (iii)

Buchanon Balfour. Born 1816. Married Frances ("Fanny") E. Hazell (born 1821).

   
                    aaa. Jane H R Balfour. Born 1845.    
                    bbb. Marion Balfour. Born c.1851. Married Charles Hutchings (born 1850) from Thorverton, Devon. He was a tanner living at Knutsford Road, Grappenhall, Cheshire.    
                      1. Charles Graham Balfour Hutchings. Born 1876. Married Beatrice Mary Layton (born 1879).    
                        a. John Graham Balfour Hutchings.    
                        b. Geoffrey Balfour Hutchings.    
                        c. Jean Balfour Hutchings. Married Claud William Carpenter Turner.    
                          i. Ann Carpenter Turner.    
                          ii. Peter Carpenter Turner. Married Kathleen Stephanie Fiona Lucas.    
                            A. Mark Carpenter Turner.    
                        d. Ben Leigh Balfour Hutchings.    
                      2. John Balfour Hutchings. Born 1878.    
                      3. Margaret Balfour Hutchings. Born 1879.    
                      4. Dorothy Balfour Hutchings. Born 1881.    
                    ccc. Hugh J Balfour. Born 1863.    
                  John married second Roberta Gordon (born 1795, died 28 October 1879).    
                  (iv)

Robert Gordon Balfour. Born 1826. Died 1905. Married Margaret Naismith.

   
                  (v)

Hugh Melville Balfour. Born 1828. Died 29 December 1853.

   
                  (vi)

James Balfour. Born Edinburgh 10 May 1830. Died Kew, Melbourne, Australia 24 August 1913. Married Frances ("Fanny") Charlotte Henty.

   
                    aaa. James Hugh Balfour. Born 17 January 1861. Died 16 July 1949. Married Ethel Maud Lucy Scales (born 29 June 1860).    
                      1. Ronald G Balfour. Born 1888.    
                      2. Ethel F Balfour. Born 1890.    
                      3. Dorothy G Balfour. Born 1895.    
                    bbb. Charlotte Gordon Balfour. Born 1862.    
                    ccc. Fanny Robina Balfour. Born 1864. Married Michael Elliot (born c.1858; died 1913).    
                    ddd. Rev Graham Henty Balfour. Born 22 June 1866. Died 3 April 1930. Married first Annie Henderson (born 15 April 1868; died 1908). Married second Catherine McCrae McKenzie (born 3 June 1879; died 5 January 1960).    
                    eee. Lewis John Balfour. Born 15 February 1868. Married Ella Nerrine Eyres (born 1880).    
                    fff. Mary Matheson Balfour. Born 1870. Died 1878.    
                    ggg. William George Balfour. Born 29 September 1871. Died 6 April 1936. Married Margaret Mackie Henderson (born 14 October 1872; died 1940).    
                    hhh. Robert Melville Balfour. Born 27 March 1873. Died 31 January 1883.    
                    iii. Harry Rainy Balfour. Born 17 January 1875. Married Elizabeth Kate Harrison (born 1877).    
                    jjj. Annie Munro Balfour. Born 1877. Died 1951. Married Henry Charles Matthew (born c.1872; died 1953).    
                    kkk. Christina Emily Elphinstone Balfour. Born 1880. Married Alexander G Scholes (born c.1880).    
                  (vii)

Jane Christiana Balfour. Born 1834. Died 1896. Married c.1832 George Rainy, MD (died 19 June 1969).

   
                    aaa. Harry Rainy, MD. Born 1865. Died 4 January 1923.    
                    bbb. John Balfour Rainy. Born 1867.    
                  (viii)

Helen Balfour. Born 1835. Died 18 September 1906.

   
                (IV)

Rev Lewis Balfour. Born 30 August 1777. Died 24 April 1860. Married Henrietta ("Helen") Scott Smith (born 1787; died 13 March 1844).

   
                  (i)

Dr John Balfour. Born 8 July 1809. Died 13 December 1886. Married Josephine Marianne Smith (born 1830; died 1887).

   
                    aaa.

Lewis ("Delhi") Balfour. Born 1850. Died 1894.

   
                    bbb.

Josephine ("Jessie") Balfour. Born 1854. Died 1877. Married _____ Park.

   
                    ccc.

Henrietta ("Elta") Balfour. Born 1857. Died after 1881. Married _____ Younger.

   
                    ddd.

George F Balfour. Born 1862.  Died after 1881.

   
                  (ii)

Marion Balfour. Born 29 November 1811. Bap 3 December 1811. Died 14 December 1884. Married Colonel John Alexander Wilson, RA (born 1793; died 1857).

   
                    aaa.

Major James H Wilson. Born 1837. Died 1890.

   
                    bbb.

Sidney Mary Beckwith Wilson. Born 1840. Died 1908. Married _____ Sitwell.

   
                    ccc.

Marion Louisa Wilson. Born 1842. Married ____ Scott.

   
                    ddd.

Matilda ("Maud") Whytt Wilson. Born 1844. Died 1919. Married _____ Wright. Married _____ Babington.

   
                    eee.

Jane Whytt Whyte Elizabeth Ann Wilson. Born 1846. Died 1903. Married Rev Carleton Greene (born 1844, died 1924).

   
                      1. Edward Greene.    
                        a. Barbara Greene. Married _____ Strachnitz.    
                        b. Edward Greene.    
                        c. Ben Greene.    
                      2. Charles Henry Greene. Born after 1870. Died before 1970. Headmaster at Berkhamsted school. Married his first cousin, Marion Raymond.    
                        a. Dr Raymond Greene. Born 1901. Died 1982. Married _____ Gamble.    
                        b. Molly Greene. Born before 1904.    
                        c. Herbert ("Hugh") Greene. Born before 1904. Two children.    
                        d. Elizabeth Katherine Greene. Born after 1904.  Married _____ Dennys.    
                        e. (Henry) Graham Greene. Born 2 October 1904. Died 3 April 1991. Catholic convert and renowned novelist. Married Vivian Dayrell-Browning (born 1905, died after 1996).    
                          i. (Francis) Hugh Greene. Born 1933. Died 1987.    
                          ii. A daughter.    
                        f. Sir (Hugh) Carleton Greene, KCMG, OBE. Born 1910. Died 1987. Director general of the BBC. Seven children.    
                      3. Marion Raymond Greene. Born 1872.    
                      4. Herbert Carleton Greene. Born 1874.    
                      5. Maud Churchill Greene. Born 1875.    
                      6. Nora Carleton Greene. Born 1879.    
                      7. Sir Graham Greene. Died after 1939. Permanent secretary at the Admiralty.    
                    fff.

Lewis H B Wilson. Born 1848. Died 1926.

   
                    ggg.

Margaret Graham Wilson. Born 1851. Died Thanet 4th qtr 1900. Married Bury St Edmunds 2nd qtr 1877 Rev Frederick William Crick MA of Pembroke College, Cambridge (born 1853, died Long Bredy, Dorset 26 May 1924).

   
                      1. Margaret Mary Crick. Born Billericay 1878. Married Mr Irving.    
                      2. Dorothy Elisabeth Crick. Born Billericay 1879.    
3. Marion Balfour Crick Born Market Harborough 1885,  Married Mr Walker
4. Charles Churchill Crick. Born Market Harborough 1889.
5. Louis Graham Minden Crick. Born Leeds 1891.
                    hhh.

John G Y Wilson. Born 1853.

   
                  (iii)

George Smith Balfour. Born 20 July 1813. Died 3 May 1816.

   
                  (iv)

Jane Whyte Balfour. Born 6 November 1816. Bap 20 March 1816. Died 6 February 1907.

   
                  (v)

Lewis Balfour. Born 14 September 1817. Died 13 February 1870. Married Louisa Amelia Barton (born 1822, died 1858).

   
                    aaa.

Lewis ("Noona") Balfour. Born 1842. Died 1873.

   
                    bbb.

Emilia ("Mina") H Balfour. Born 1848. Died 1917.

   
                   

Lewis married second Caroline ("Carrie") Louisa Sissmore (died 1924).

   
                    ccc.

Arthur Balfour. Died after 1861.

   
                    ddd.

Claud Balfour. Died after 1861.

   
                    eee.

Alfred Balfour. Died after 1861.

   
                  (vi)

James Balfour. Born 30 July 1819. Died 20 June 1824.

   
                  (vii)

William Somerville Balfour. Born 1821. Died 1821.

   
                  (viii)

George William Balfour, MD, LL D. Born 2 May (or June) 1823. Died 9 August 1903. Married first Agnes Thomson (born 1825, died 1851).

   
                    aaa.

(Lewis) Cramond Balfour. Born 1850. Died 1885.

   
                    George married second Margaret Bethune Craig (born 1830, died 1879).    
                    bbb. James C Balfour. Born 1855. Died 1907.    
                    ccc. Louisa W Balfour. Born 1859. Died after 1881.    
                    ddd. George W Balfour. Born 1864. Died after 1881.    
                    eee. Alexander B Balfour. Born 1867. Died after 1881.    
                    fff. Thomas Stevenson Balfour. Born 1868. Died 1912.    
                      1. Rear Admiral George Ian Mackintosh Balfour. Born 1912.. Died after 1968.    
                    ggg. Archibald C Balfour. Born 1871. Died after 1881.    
                    hhh. Henry W Balfour. Born 1874. Died after 1881.    
                    iii. Keith M Balfour. Born 1875. Died after 1881.    
                    George married third Henrietta Usher (born 20 August 1844, died 16 July 1912).    
                  (ix)

Mackintosh Balfour. Born 9 March 1825. Bap 26 April 1825. Died 7 June 1884. Married Elisabeth Cecilia de Verinne (born 1829, died 1860).

   
                    aaa.

Mackintosh James Balfour. Born 21 January 1851.. Married Evelyn Jane Usher (born 5 September 1853, died 3 May 1926).

   
                    bbb. Lewis C Balfour. Born 1851. Died 1903.    
                    ccc. Cecilia Henrietta ("Minnie") Balfour. Born 1852.    
                    ddd. De Verinne Conton ("Collie") Balfour. Born 1857. Died 1871.    
                    Mackintosh married second Caroline ("Carrie") Louisa Sissmore (died 1924).    
                  (x)

(baby boy) Balfour. Born 1826. Died 1826.

   
                  (xi)

Henrietta Louisa Balfour. Bap 11 April 1828. Married Ramsay Heatley Traquair (born 1820; died after 1881).

   
                    aaa.

Henrietta Traquair. Born 1850. Died 1902. Married James Milne (born 1849).

   
                      1. Henrietta L Milne. Born 1877.    
                      2. John Milne. Born 1879.    
                      3. Ramsay Milne. Born 1880.    
                    bbb.

William Traquair. Born 1851. Died 1923.

   
                  (xii)

Margaret ("Maggie") Isabella Balfour. Born 11 February 1829. Bap 16 March 1829. Died 14 May 1897. Married Thomas ("Tom") C E Stevenson (born 22 July 1818; died 8 May 1887).

   
                    aaa.

Robert Lewis ("Louis") Balfour Stevenson. Born Edinburgh 13 November 1850. Died Vailima, Samoa 3 December 1894. Married  Frances ("Fanny") Matilda van de Grift Osbourne (born 1840; died 1914).

   
                  (xiii)

James Melville Balfour, CE. Born 8 June 1831. Bap 8 July 1831. Died 18 December 1869. Married Christina Simson (born 1837).

   
                    aaa.

Marie Clothilde ("Chloe") Balfour Stevenson. Born 1862.

   
                (V)

Louisa Mackenzie Balfour. Born 1779. Died April 1859. Married 10 November 1805 John Mackenzie.

   
                  (i)

Daniel Mackenzie. Married Emma Hughes.

   
                  (ii)

James Mackenzie. Married Elizabeth Campbell.

   
                (VI)

Melville Balfour. Born 1781. Died 1828. Married Joanna Brunton.

   
                  (i)

John Balfour. Born 7 March 1816. Died 1875. Married Ann Traill.

   
                  (ii)

Walter Brunton Balfour. Born 18 August 1818.

   
              (c)

Mary Cecilia Balfour. Born 1742. Married 1761 William Gibson (died 5 May 1807), son of John Gibson of Durie and Helen, née Carmichael of Skirling. He and his brother-in-law John Balfour were of the firm of Gibson, Balfour & Aitken which collapsed c.1772. She began a haberdasher's hop. They had ten sons and two daughters including:

   
                (I) John Gibson. Born 1764 or 21 April 1763. Died 1819.    
                (II) Sir James Gibson-Craig, 1st Bt, WS. Born 11 October 1765. Died 6 March 1850. 6' 4" tall.  "The great big Whig" in whose office the Reform Bill was settled.  Married Thursday 4 September 1??? Anne Thomson (died 24 May 1837), dau of J Thomson.    
                  (i)

Sir William Gibson-Craig, 2nd Bt, PC, MP for Midlothian and for Edinburgh. Commissioner for the Duchy of Cornwall. Born 2 August 1797. Died 12 March 1878. Married Elizabeth Sarah Vivian (died 15 December 1895).

   
                    aaa.

James Gibson-Craig.

   
                      1. Archibald Gibson-Craig.    
                      2. Henry Gibson-Craig. Died 1930.    
                  (ii)

James Thomson Gibson. Born 12 March 1799. Married Jane Grant (died 25 April 1863).

   
                  (iii) Mary Cecilia Gibson. Died 11 November 1889.  Married William Kaye (died 4 November 1864).    
                  (iv) Anne Gibson. Died 8 September 1889. Married John Hay Mackenzie.    
                  (v) Helen Gibson. Died 11 March 1869. Married Bigge Andrews.    
                  (vi) Margaret Christian Gibson. Died 26 July 1871.    
                  (vii) Cecilia Helen Gibson. Born c.1804. Died 2 February 1894.    
                  (viii) Joanna Gibson. Born c.1806. Died 27 March 1894.    
                  (ix) Jemima Campbell Gibson. Born c.1808. Died 25 March 1898. Married Rev Henry Fisher.    
                (III) William Carmichael Gibson. Born 1768. Died 1831. Married in Ceylon Margaret Sharpe.    
                (IV) Alexander Gibson. Born 1770. Died 1836.    
                (V) Archibald Gibson. Born 1771. Died 1823.    
                (VI) Lewis Gibson. Born 20 January 1773. Died 8 August 1845 1843. Married Caroline Layard (died 4 January 1827).    
                (VII) Thomas Gibson. Born 1774. Died 1803 or 1804.    
                (VIII) Cecilia Gibson. Born 1776. Died 1840. Married 1796 John Thomson.    
                  (i)

John James Gibson Thomson.

   
                (IX) Helen Gibson. Died unmarried.    
                (X) Henry Gibson. Born 1780. Died 1804.    
                (XI) Hyndford Gibson. Born 1782. Died 1797.    
                (XII) Andrew Mitchell Gibson. Born 1785. Died 1852. Married first Barbara Thomson (died 30 May 1830). Married second Margaret Rankine.    
              (d)

Lewis Balfour. Born 1746. Died 1806.

   
            (B)

Robert Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1706. Died 1764. Married Anne Ellis.

   
            (C)

William Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1708. Died 1708.

   
            (D)

Helen Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1709. Died 1793. Married c.1721/3 Bailie Gavin Hamilton (died 1st January 1767). Publisher and bookseller.

   
              (a)

Louisa Hamilton. Born April/May 1733. Died 1793. Married Dr James Wodrow (born 1730; died 1810/11), minister at Steventon.

   
              (b)

Dr Robert Hamilton. Born June 1743. Died July 1829. Professor of Mathematics; Principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen. Married first Miss Anne Mitchell of Drumaird, Fife.

   
                (I) Anne Hamilton. Living 1842.    
                (II) Helen Hamilton. Living 1842. Married Mr Thomson.    
                (III) Marion Hamilton. Living 1842. Married Mr Swan.    
               

Robert married second Miss Jane Morison of Aberdeen (no issue).

   
              (c)

George Hamilton, WS. Married Miss Stevenson of Montgrenan and had two sons and three daughters.

   
              (d)

(daughter) Hamilton.

   
              (e)

Elizabeth Hamilton. Born 23rd June 1749. Living 1842.

   
            (E)

George Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1711, twin. Died 28 March 1751. Married Anne Stevenson.

   
              (a)

Anne Balfour. Born 1742. Died 1823. Married Thomas Wishart.

   
                (I) Patrick Wishart. Born 1776. Died 1831. Married Margaret Robertson.    
                (II) John Henry Wishart. Born 1781. Died 1834.  Married Louisa Wilson.    
            (F)

John Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1711, twin. Died 1711.

   
            (G)

Alexander Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1713. Died 1737.

   
            (H)

Elizabeth ("Betty") Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1714. Died 1812. Married 15 June 1755 Rev Wodrow, minister of Tarbolton, 2nd son of the renowned ecclesiastical historian.

   
            (I)

John Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1715.  Died October 1796. Publisher. Married Catherine Cant (born 1715; died 1796), daughter of Cant of Thurston. They had their portraits painted by Raeburn.

   
              (a)

James Balfour. Died 1795. Married Anne Gertrude Haatz.

   
                (I) Margaret Balfour. Born 1781. Died 1802. Married Robert Pierson.    
                (II) John Lewis Balfour. Born 1784. Married Wilhelmina Barclay.    
                (III) Charles Balfour. Born 1786. Married Caroline Harington.    
                (IV) James Balfour. Born 1790. Married Mary Anderson.    
              (b)

Louisa Balfour.  Married James Miller.

   
                (I) Catherine Miller. Married Alexander Simpson.    
              (c)

Elphinstone Balfour. Married Margaret Bruce.

   
                (I) Catherine Balfour.  Died 1827. Married Thomas Junor.    
              (d)

General William Balfour. Born 1756. Died 1811. Married Jane Ogilvie.

   
                (I) Williamina Balfour. Born 1798. Died 1834.    
              (e)

(son) Balfour.

   
              (f)

(son) Balfour.

   
            (J)

William Balfour. Born Riddle's Close, Leith 1716. Died 1717.

   
            (K)

Louisa Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 1718. Died 1764. "The White Rose of Pilrig". Married 1743 Professor Dr Robert Whytt (born 1714), distinguished physician and physiologist. They had fourteen children, of whom three sons and three daughters survived him.

   
              (a)

Jean Whytt. Born 1750. Died 20 November 1833. Married 1773 John Balfour (born 1740, died 17 February 1814).

   
              (b)

Louisa Whytt. Married Admiral John Rouatt.

   
                (I) Louisa Rouatt.    
                (II) Nancy Rouatt.    
              (d)

Martha ("Patsy") Whytt. Born 1758. Died 1835. Married 1783 Major J Wilson.

   
                (I) James Wilson. Born 1785. Married Margaret Crawford.    
              (e)

John Whytt, later Whytt-Melville. Born 1756. Died Bath Abbey 1813. Painted by Raeburn. Married Elizabeth M'Gilchrist. Painted by Martin.

   
                (I) Margaret Whyte Melville. Born 1789. Died 1829. Married George Jackson.    
                (II) John Whyte Melville. Born 1797. Died 1883. Married Lady Catherine Osborne.    
            (L)

Bridget ("Biddy") Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 1718. Dsp 1764. Married 1743 Rev William Leechman. He was minister of Beith, Ayrshire and afterwards Dr and Professor of Divinity (later Principal) in Glasgow University.

   
            (M)

Margaret Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 3 July 1720. Died 1785. Married Dr James Russell.

   
              (a)

James Russell. Born 1754. Died 1836. Married Eleanor Oliver.

   
                (I) James Russell. Born 1801. Died 1862. Married Agnes Burnett.    
                (II) Eleanor Russell. Born 1807. Married Rev J Henderson.    
                (III) Archibald Russell. Born 1811. Died 1868. Married Helen Watts.    
                (IV) Francis Russell. Born 1814. Died 1894. Married Letitia Campbell.    
                (V) John Rutherford Russell. Born 1816. Died 1867. Married Harriet Renny.    
            (N)

Mary Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 12 September 1721. Died 1722.

   
            (O)

William Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 26 July 1723. Died 1731.

   
            (P)

David Balfour.

   
            (Q)

Major Henry Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 13 August 1724. Died 1791. 2nd Batt'n of Royals. While in the British Army, he spent several years in North America.  In October, 1761, he arrived in La Baye (today known as Green Bay, Wisconsin), where he took control of a former French post. Married in Edinburgh, 4 August 1765, Jane Elliot (born 1748, died 1815). There is a portrait of Jane Elliot by Raeburn in one of the galleries in Toronto. She was daughter of William Elliot of Wolfelee (b. 1688, d 1768) by Helen Elliot, daughter of Robert Elliot of Midlem Mill. William Elliot was son of Thomas Elliot in Oakwood (b 1659, d 1723) by Jean Inglis, daughter of Cornelius Inglis of Newton. Thomas was a descendant of the Elliots of Horsely Hill. Major Henry Balfour should not be confused with another, and unrelated, Major Henry ('Harry') Balfour who lived at about the same time. The unrelated Major Henry Balfour (b. 1741, d. between 1776-1791) was the older brother of Nisbet Balfour (1744-1823); see the report titled "General Nisbet Balfour of Dunbog, 1744-1823".

   
              (a)

Louisa Balfour. Born Bonnington House, Pilrig 1767. Died West Kirk 1856. Married Robert Biggar.

   
              (b)

James Balfour. Born 9 December 1770. Died Danzig 27 July 1849. Moved from Scotland to Gdansk, Prussia, where he married the mayor's daughter, Caroline Amelia von Gralath (born 1786).

   
                (I)

Henry Balfour. Born Danzig 5 February 1805. Died 14 November 1873. Married Anne Fulljames.

   
                (II)

James Aaron Balfour. Born Danzig 10 June 1808. Died 19 May 1862. Married first 5 July 1836 Amalie Matilda von Gralath (born 8 May 1818; died Spring 1850).

   
                  (i)

Arthur James Balfour. Born 27 June 1837. Died 13 February 1894. Married 27 July 1864 Emily Elizabeth Mason (born 5 December 1844; died 17 July 1930).

   
                    aaa. Helen Louise Balfour. Born 16 August 1865. Married Lew Wells.    
                      1. Hughes Wells.    
                    bbb. Lillian Augusta Balfour. Born 20 August 1867. Died 14 April 1936. Married Everett Adams.    
                      1. Earl Adams.    
                    ccc. Jessie M Balfour. Born 1 October 1869. Died 1 August 1871.    
                    ddd. Alice Emily Balfour. Born 8 January 1872. Married Otto Madery (born 1863; died 1958).    
                      1. Erwin Madery.    
                    eee. James Henry Balfour. Born 19 February 1875. Married Fredericka Besch.    
                      1. Russell Balfour.    
                      2. Mabel Balfour.    
                      3. Roy Balfour. Died 21 February 1989.    
                      4. Merlin Balfour.    
                    fff. William Albert Balfour. Born Antioch, IL 13 January 1879. Died Omaha, NE 26 October 1950. Married Lincoln, NE 20 December 1906 Pearl Eva Whittaker (born Gandy, NE 7 August 1889; died 15 August 1978).    
                      1. Estella Jessie Balfour. Born January 1908. Died 1980?    
                      2. Marvin Albert Balfour. Born 17 August 1909. Married first Louise Wilhelmina Bluhm (born Lincoln, NE 25 March 1912; died 27 May 1997).    
                        a. Raymond Lynn Balfour. Born 27 June 1938. Married Sandra Lou Goodell (born 16 October 1938).    
                          i. Bryan Craig Balfour. Born 28 September 1963.    
                          ii. Kevin Charles Balfour. Born 3 March 1969.    
                          iii. Carter James Balfour. Born 15 April 1971. Married Holly Elizabeth Parker (born 17 November 1967).    
                            A. Adeline Margrett Balfour. Born 16 November 1998.    
                            B. Oliver Parker James Balfour. Born 3 May 2002.    
                        Marvin married second Maude Elizabeth Pace (born Winchester, KY 13 August 1917; died 1 March 1996).    
                        b. William Mack Balfour. Born 8 April 1948.    
                      3. Bessie Leola Balfour. Born 2 March 1911. Died 2 February 1973.    
                    ggg. Lottie Frances Balfour. Born 30 June 1880. Married _____ Thompson.    
                      1. Glenn Gale Thompson. Died 7 December 1990.    
                    hhh. Charles Aaron Balfour. Born 25 July 1884. Died February 1961. Married Myrtle Baker.    
                      1. Winnie Balfour. Born 1911. Married Dusty Rhodes.    
                      2. Dale Eugene Balfour. Born 29 September 1921.    
                  (ii)

Louisa Amelia Balfour. Born 22 March 1839. Died 29 December 1909.  Married William Ransom Ames (born 1830; died 21 March 1903).

   
                  (iii)

William Arthur Balfour. Born 5 April 1845. Died 4 April 1935. Married Ella Elbina Hughes (born 16 February 1858; died 1 August 1901).

   
                    aaa. Myrtle Edith Balfour. Born 13 September 1877.    
                    bbb. Syms L Balfour. Born 1878.    
                    ccc. Cyrus Levi Balfour. Born 20 June 1879.    
                    ddd. William Marvin Balfour. Born 10 July 1881.    
                    eee. George Soule Balfour. Born 31 August 1883.    
                    fff. Carl Alexander Balfour. Born 23 July 1886.    
                    ggg. Max Edward Balfour. Born 8 February 1888.    
                    hhh. Ernestt Bertram Balfour. Born 18 March 1889.    
                    iii. Ivan Julius Balfour. Born 19 April 1891.    
                    jjj. Ella Balfour. Born 26 January 1895. Died 11 December 1949.   Married 31 July 1912 John A Kearney.    
                  James married second Louise Hinman.    
                (III)

Jane Ernestine Balfour. Born 1817. Married Lt Charles Tarlo.

   
              (c)

Margaret Balfour. Born c.1762 (which pre-dates their marriage)??

   
              (d)

William Balfour.

   
              (e)

Henry Balfour.

   
              (f)

Helen Balfour.

   
            (R)

Unnamed Balfour. Born Pilrig House, Leith 1726. Died 1726.

   
          iii.

Robert Balfour. Born 1682. Died before 1703.

   
          iv.

John Balfour. Bap 16 September 1684. Died after 1703.

   
            (A)

Helen ("Nelly") Balfour. Married 17 August 1750 Rev Thomas Scott (born 1722; died 1806), minister of South Leith.

   
              (a)

Walter Scott. Born 3 May 1753.

   
              (b)

Martha Janet Scott. Born 29 September 1756.

   
              (c)

John Scott. Born 14 May 1758.

   
              (d)

Thomas Scott. Born 4 April 1764. Died 30 July 1825. Minister at Newton. Married Mary Martin.

   
                (I)

Elizabeth Scott. Born 1 June 1796.

   
                (II)

Helen Scott. Born 22 December 1797.

   
                (III)

Thomas Scott. Born 26 June 1799.

   
                (IV)

Ellen Martin Scott. Born 5 March 1801.

   
                (V)

Walter Scott. Born 4 February 1803.

   
                (VI)

Mary Scott. Born 7 September 1805.

   
                (VII)

Cecilia Scott. Born 26 July 1807.

   
                (VIII)

Matilda Henrietta Scott. Born 25 June 1809.

   
                (IX)

Margaret Louisa Scott. Born 15 April 1811.

   
                (X)

Madeline Scott. Born 23 January 1816.

   
          v.

Elizabeth Balfour. Born 1685. Died before 1703.

   
          vi.

Helen Balfour. Born 3 February 1688. Died c.1720. Married 31 December 1708 George Duncan WS (1683 - 1723) son of Alexander Duncan (Provost of Dundee) and Anna Drummond.

   
            (A)

Alexander Duncan. Born Edinburgh 10 October 1709. Town clerk of Dundee. Married 26 August 1736 Isobel Crawford (bap c.1711), dau of Henry Crawford of Monorgan and Ann Hay.

   
              (a)

George Duncan. Bap 1 August 1737.

   
              (b)

Henry Duncan, RN. Bap 24 January 1739. Commissioner & Deputy Comptroller. Married 27 November 1751 Mary French.

   
                (I)

Henry Duncan. Captain, RN. He had a grandson, Lt-Col A B R Myers.

   
                (II)

Arthur Duncan.

   
                (III)

Isabella Duncan. Married Captain Thomas Twysden, RN. They had a grandson, Captain J S Twysden.

   
              (c)

Alexander Duncan. Bap 13 March 1740. Married 13 November 1768 Mary Simson.

   
              (d)

Elizabeth Duncan. Bap 14 November 1741.

   
              (e)

James Duncan. Bap 2 May 1743.

   
              (f)

John Duncan. Bap 14 August 1744.

   
              (g)

James Duncan. Bap 27 December 1745.

   
              (h)

Elizabeth Duncan. Bap 25 February 1747.

   
              (i)

Helen Duncan. Bap 11 January 1749. Married 7 October 1769 Alexander Stevenson.

   
              (j)

Charles Duncan. Bap 29 January 1750.

   
              (k)

William Duncan. Bap 22 January 1751.

   
              (l)

Adam Duncan. Bap 9 May 1752.

   
              (m)

Patrick Duncan. Bap 29 August 1753.

   
              (n)

Isabella Duncan. Bap 17 December 1754. Went to live as a companion to Cecilia, nee Elphinstone, Mrs Balfour and lived at Pilrig.

   
            (B)

Helen Duncan. Born Edinburgh 21 May 1713.

   
            (C)

Isobel Duncan. Born Edinburgh 7 May 1715.

   
            (D)

Anne Duncan. Born Edinburgh 19 March 1717.

   
            (E)

Louvesia Duncan. Born Dundee 17 January 1719.

   
            (F)

James Duncan. Born Dundee 6 February 1720.

   
          vii.

Alexander Balfour. Born 15 June 1690. Died before 1703.

   
          viii.

William Balfour. Born 11 September 1692. Died before 1703.

   
          ix.

Bridget Balfour. Born 1694. Dsp 23 November 1764. Married first Rev Brown. Married second as his second wife 1737 Neil MacVicar (died 1747), minister of St Cuthbert's or the West Kirk.

   
          x.

Elizabeth Balfour. Born 1695. Died after 1703.

   
          xi.

Henry Balfour. Born 15 November 1698. Died after 1703.

   
        IV.

John Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1662.

   
        V.

Robert Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1665.

   
        VI.

Christine Balfour. Born Edinburgh 1666.

   
      bb.

Andrew Balfour. Born Edinburgh c.1620.

   
      cc.

John Balfour.  Born Edinburgh c.1621.

   
      dd.

Elizabeth Balfour.   Born Edinburgh c.1623.

   
    James married second Edinburgh 5 July 1595 Isobel King, relict of Robert Dennistoun, burgess tailor of Edinburgh.    
  5. Henry Balfour.    
  6. Captain John Balfour.    
  7. Alexander Balfour.    
  8. Grizel Balfour.    
 

David married second c.1574 Euphame Abercrombie (dvu 1576).

   
  9.

Robert Balfour.

   
  10.

William Balfour.

   
C. Henry Balfour.    
D.

Marion Balfour. Married her neighbour, Alexander of Denmylne.

   
                                                 
              There was another Robert Balfour who is not he who married Anne Ellis:    
             

Robert Balfour. Died before he who married Anne Ellis. Married Lillias Alexander (born 30 January 1719/20).

   
              (a)

James Balfour. Born 3 March 1743/44. Died 1809. Married Betty Caw (born 1745; died 1788).

   
                (I) Lillias Balfour. Born 9 July 1768. Died 15 January 1852. Married Thomas Oliphant.    
                  (i)

Robert Oliphant. Married Agnes Balfour (born 1806; died 1855) [see below].

   
                (II) Thomas Balfour. Born 1770. Died 1842. Married Isabella Edmond (born 10 August 1788; died 10 September 1836).    
                  (i)

Mary Balfour. Died 1810.

   
                  (ii)

James Balfour. Died 1798.

   
                  (iii)

Agnes Balfour. Born 1806. Died 1855. Married Robert Oliphant (see above).

   
                (III) Robert Balfour. Born 7 April 1772. Died 30 January 1847. Married Isabella Edmond (born 10 August 1788; died 10 September 1836).    
                  (i)

George Keith Balfour. Born 12 November 1819. Died 5 August 1820.

   
                  (ii)

George Edmond Balfour. Born 4 May 1821. Died 29 August 1869. Married Marianna Jowitt (born 7 July 1837; died 19 July 1865).

   
                    aaa.

Georgiana Mary Balfour. Born 5 September 1860. Died 6 February 1900. Married Walter George Barttelot (born 11 April 1855; died 20 December 1900).

   
                      1. Irene Margaret Mary Barttelot.    
                      2. Walter Balfour Barttelot. Born 22 March 1880. Died 23 October 1918. Married Gladys St Aubyn Angove (died 1978).    
                        a. Walter de Stopham Barttelot. Born 27 October 1904. Died 16 August 1944. Married Sara Patricia Ravenscroft (born 11 September 1914; died 14 January 1998) [see below].    
                        b. William Frederick Geoffrey Nelson Barttelot. Born 21 October 1905. Died 26 October 1996.    
                      3. Nigel Kenneth Walter Barttelot. Born 9 April 1883. Died 28 August 1914. Married Dorothy Maud Kay (died 2 March 1961).    
                        a. James Nigel Walter Barttelot. Born 27 June 1911. Died 4 January 2002. Married first Rachel Mildred Courage (died 20 November 1964). Married second Sara Patricia Ravenscroft (born 11 September 1914; died 14 January 1998) [see above].    
                    bbb.

John Edmond Heugh Balfour. Born 22 January 1862? Died 5 September 1952. Married Evelyn Gerard (born 1891).

   
                    ccc.

Kenneth Robert Balfour. Born 14 December 1863. Died 1936. Married Margaret Anne Rogerson (died 1901). Married second May Eleanor Broadwood (born 1875; died 1961).

   
                      1. Ronald Edmond Balfour. Born 1904. Died 1945.    
                      2. Margaret Eleanor Balfour. Born 1906. Died 1995. Married Alan Grey.    
                        a. Dominic Grey. Married.    
                        b. Theresa Grey. Married _____ Burnstone.    
                      3. Kenneth George Balfour. Born 1909. Died 25 January 1998. Genealogist. Married Heather Whittaker (died c.1987).    
                      4. Andrew David Balfour. Born 1911. Died 1994. Married Joan Buchanon-King (died 1994).    
                        a. Virginia Anne Balfour. Born 1948. Married Patrick Cardwell Moore.    
                        b. Gabriel Balfour. Born 1950. Married Tom Bartlam.    
                      5. Violet Rosemary Balfour. Born 18 February 1913. Died March 1998. Married Charles Vere Broke. Married second Roy Saunders (born 1900; died March 1982).    
                      6. Nicholas Robert Balfour. Born 17 August 1915. Died 8 August 2002. Married Nancy Allard (born 1912; died 18 January 2004).    
                        a. Philadelphia Balfour. Married Christopher Stockwell. Address: Kingham Lodge, Kingham, Oxford OX7 6YL.    
                  (iii)

Robert Balfour.

   
                  (iv)

Jane Thomson Balfour.

   
                                                 


In Bath Abbey there is a memorial to John Hay Balfour of Leys (died 28th February 1791) and his widow Katherine Hay.


This genealogy is not intended to be comprehensive. We will however be adding to it.
A principal source has been "The Balfours of  Pilrig" by Barbara Balfour-Melville (T & A Constable, Edinburgh, 1907). It is now possible to get a freshly printed version, or a digital version, of the book over the internet.  See Quintin's Family History Centre.  The printed book costs $31.90, and the CD-ROM costs $14.50.

Please send comments, corrections, additions and amendments to Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt
Additional research and contributions by Charles Hillman, and Tim Powys-Lybbe and Raymond L Balfour
The latter is responsible for extensive additional data which can be found as follows: (1)  Log onto www.ancestry.com. (2)  In Enter an Ancestor's Name, enter ALEXANDER BALFOUR. (3)   Click Ancestry World Tree entries for ALEXANDER BALFOUR. (4)  On the page of listings, click ALEXANDER BALFOUR 1470 (shows rbalfour as the data base). (5)  On the page for ALEXANDER BALFOUR, click Descendency.

  http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=rsbalfour
(1) For information about Rev. Thomas Scott, his wife Helen ("Nelly") and their four children, see:
Thomas Scott at SCOTTISH MINISTERS, http://www.dwalker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Ministers%20Index.htm
       (2) For information about Rev. Lewis Balfour, his wife Henrietta (Helen) Scott Smith, and their 13 children, see:
Lewis Balfour at SCOTTISH MINISTERS, http://www.dwalker.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Ministers%20Index.htm

Last brought up to date  18:46  04 October 2006