from NEVILLE, or NOEL, the surname of a family of Norman extraction,
which came to Scotland about the 16th century, and settled in Galloway.
William Newall of
Barskeoch in Kells, and of Earlston in Dalry, in the stewartry of
Kirkcudbright, married Jean Boyle Cunningham, eldest daughter of Sir
Alexander Cunningham of Corshill, great-grandson of James, earl of
Glencairn, and had 5 sons and 2 daughters. The sons were, 1. John. 2.
Robert. 3. Charles. 4. William. 5. James.
John, the eldest son,
married, 1st, Jean Blair, daughter of ----- Blair of Dunrod, issue, 5
sons; and 2dly, Agnes, daughter of W. Rorison of Ardoch, and had 2 sons
and some daughters. The sons of both marriages all died without issue.
The last of them was Colonel Newall Maxwell of Goldielea, he having
taken the name of Maxwell from his wife.
James, the youngest son
of William Newall of Barskeoch, married his 2d cousin, Agnes Montgomery
MíCulloch, daughter of John MíCulloch, Esq., his mother being descended
from the Eglinton family. They left one son, Thomas Cuthbert, and three
The son, Thomas Cuthbert
Newall, married Janet Brackenridge, eldest daughter of William
Brackenridge, Dowhill, Ayrshire, issue, 6 sons and 3 daughters.
James, the eldest son,
succeeded Colonel Newall Maxwell as proprietor of Goldielea, and
represents the male line of the Newalls of Barskeoch and Earlston.