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Clan Lundin / Lundie
Chapter Eighteen – Lundie of Stratherlie


The estate of Strathairlie lies just east of Largo. The house is still standing. The exact blood relationship between the first few lairds is not clear. Most of this account comes directly from G.T. Welsh’s "Lundins of Fife"

Andrew Lundie of Stratherlie was a son of Sir John Lundy of that ilk. He was married to a Melville daughter and was living in 1522

John Lundie of Strathairlie appears as Laird in 1538 when he obtained remission following his arrest, with others, in connection with the slaughter of one Borthwick. He married Helen Dudingston who died before 1579. John had a half brother John, as on the 24th September 1542, the names of a John Lundy of Stratherlie and his brother german, James Lundy, appear in the local records of Dysert. The testament of John Lundie of Strathairlie was proved around 1544.

John Lundie of Strathairlie is mentioned in 1572, and after 1591. On 13th May 1579, the testament of Isobel Balbirney, sometime spouse to John Lundie of Stratherlie is read. On the 12th August 1589, James, son of John Lundie of Stratherlie appears in the list of apprentices of the city of Edinburgh. On 2nd June 1574 James Spens of Lathallan redeemed an annuity payable out of the lands of Easter Lathallan, to John Lundy of Strathairly, for which he paid 450 mercks, by an instrument of redemption and discharge.

Andrew Lundie, apparent of Strathairlie, has his testament proved on 4th July 1573. He was married to Mause Ballighall who died before June 1597, as her testament was proved on 6th June 1697.

Andrew Lundie of Strathairlie, married Jean Borthwick. He was described as Fear of Strathairlie in 1599. He had issue:-

1 John, who succeeded

John Lundie of Strathairlie, married a daughter of Robert Kay, minister of Dumbarton. John was described as Fiar of Strathairlie in 1607. He had issue:-

1 James, who succeeded

James Lundie of Strathairlie, married Margaret Orrock. He succeeded to Stathairlie by 1629. On 25th November 1629, James Lundie appears in the general retours as establishing himself as heir to his father, John Lundie, Feoditarius de Stratherlie. On the 18th July 1638, James Lundie of Stratherlie was served as heir to his father, John Lundie of Stratherlie, in the lands of Stratherlie. He was captured by Cromwells troops on May 11th 1654, but was soon released. He had issue:-

1 John Lundie of Starthairlie, succeeded his father after his death in 1661. He married Maria, daughter of the Rev. Robert Ramsay on 25th September 1656. He died without issue before 1690.

2 James Lundie of Strathairlie, succeeded his brother John. He married first Elspeth Henderson in Hatton on 6th August 1658, by whom he had issue. After the death of Elspeth he married secondly, a Miss Adie. It is believed they had no issue. James Lundie died on 1705, when a factor in Innergellie.

i Mary, baptized 9th February 1679. She married her cousin Andrew Lundin, 2nd February 1700.
ii Anna, married Nathaniel White in 1680
iii Margaret
iv Isabel, married her cousin Humphrey Lundin, 14th April 1705

3 Margaret, born around 1638

4 Rev. Robert, born around 1644, was ordained in 1669. He married a daughter of George Symson, Bailie in Dysert in August 1672. They had issue:-

i Andrew Lundin of Strathairlie, of whom later
ii Humphrey W.S. married his cousin Isabel Lundin, 14th April 1705, and died before 1720.
iii David, baptized 1st January 1676
iv Robert
v Rachel, baptized July 20th 1684
vi Charles, apprenticed in 1705

5 Rev. Alexander, minister of Couper, baptized 21st December 1649, ordained in 1677. In 1692 he was imprisoned in the Tolbooth for not Praying for William and Mary. He was released after four days. He married miss Crawford. They had issue as indicated below. Alexander must have died before September 1696, as on 29th September 1696, James Lundie of Stratherlie was served as guardian of the estates of the minors, Anne and Maria Lundie, daughters of Alexander Lundie, minister at Couper.

i Anna
ii Mary
iii James, baptized July 3rd 1687

6 Anna

7 Janet, married Lundie of Spittall (Welsh indicated that this is a possible daughter)

8 Eupham, baptized 26th September 1653.

Andrew Lundie of Strathairlie, married his cousin Mary 2nd February 1700, and succeeded his uncle James in 1705. Andrew died around 1713-14. He had nine children:-

1 Robina, baptized 26th January 1701
2 John, baptized 20th October 1702. It is suggested he died young
3 Marron, baptized 9th December 1703
4 Andrew, who succeeded his father
5 James, baptized 20th July 1708. Still alive in 1744
6 Kenneth, baptized 31st July 1709, it is suggested he died young
7 Humphrey, baptized 15th January 1711
8 Kenneth, baptized 20th January 1712
9 Michael, baptized 2nd December 1713

Andrew Lundin of Strathairlie, baptized 4th August 1705. He married, 2nd July 1734, Anne Oliphant, daughter of George Oliphant of Prinlaws. He died around 11th December 1776. His testament, registered with St. Andrew Commissary Court, is date 21st November 1786. He had issue:-

1 Mary, baptized 22nd May 1735

2 Margaret, baptized 1st February 1737. She died before 27th May 1814 as her testament appears, as Miss Margaret Lundin, daughter of the late Andrew Lundin, Esq. of Strathairly, in the register of Testaments of Edinburgh Commissary Court, on that date.

3 James, who succeeded

4 Andrew, baptized 17th March 1742

5 George, baptized in 1744

6 Robert, baptized 6th August 1745. It is believed he married and had a son who was burried in 1769

7 John, baptized 23rd September 1747

8 Phillip Alexander, born in 1752. He had issue:-

i Phillip
ii David

9 Anne, not listed by Welsh, but two testaments, dated 21/11/1820, and 30/9/1819, registered with Edinburgh Sheriff Court Inventories, are under the name Ann and Anne Lundie, respectively, daughter of Andrew Lundin Esq. of Strathairly.

Major James Lundin of Strathairlie was baptized 17th August 1740. He sold the estates of Strathairlie shortly before 1789, and died in 1813. It is believed he may be the last of the family to hold a heritable estate in Largo.


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