Names in Charters - 1160 to 1300
The family that descends from
Phillip de Lundin, the 1st Laird of Lundie/Lundin in Fife, unlike
the descendants of his brother Malcolm, retains the name of Lundie/Lundin,
and it is this family that comprises the House of Lundin. This family was by
the 16th century, to hold a great deal of land in Fife. Having
stated previously that there was little if no information on this house, the
period that covers from the granting of the barony in 1160 to around 1430,
is perhaps the hardest to find information on. With the exception of two of
the lairds, Robert de London and Sir Richard Lundie, who will be discussed
in the next couple of sections, it is only by examining the appearance of
names in charters that we can try to gain an idea of the development of this
family over the first couple of hundred years of its existence.
The rest of this section
comprises details extracted from charters.
The following extracts are
from charters produced during the reign of King William the Lion, the first
three are undated:
King William confirms a
charter granted in his time, of the Kirk of Lassedwyn, "Canonicis de
Dryburgh, per Robertum de Londonia, filium de Richardi, filii Mauritii,
filli Thome de Londonia".
Mortifications are made to
the abbacies of Cupar and Aberbrothock, by Thomas de Lundin, filius Malcomi
de Londia Hostiarius, D. Regis Scotie, and confirmed by Alanus Hostiarius
Regis, comes Atholie, son to Thomas.
Walter de Londin, son to
Phillip de Lundin mortifies "Monasterio de Cambus-kenneth, quatuor bovas
terre de Belcarmock" and Thomas the son of Walter confirms the donation; and
King William confirms this. It is this family in fife with which King
Williams son is matched.
John de Lundoniis witnessed
King Williams grant of Kinbethach to Gilbert, Earl of Strathearn, c
John de Lundin witnessed a
charter by Roger, bishop elect of St. Andrews, concerning the church of
Hadintun, c. 1189-98.
John de Lundoniis witnessed a
grant to Arbroath Abbey, c. 1200.
In 1194 King William I
confirms to Adam, son of Odo the steward, the grant made to Odo by
Gilchrist, the abbot, and the convent of the culdees of St. Andrews. Phillip
de Lundyn and Adam de Lundin witness this.
Wilielmus dei gratia Rex Scotorum, Episcopis,
Abbatibus, Comitibus, Baronibus, justiciis, vicecomitibus, ministris et
omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem.
Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse
Ade filio Odonis Senescaldi donationem illam quam Gilchrist' abbas et
conventus kyldeorum de Sancto Andrea [fecerunt],1 predicto2 Odoni
dapifero nostro3 de Kynkel et Petsprochyn et Petkynninn. Tenendum sibi
et heredibus suis de predictis kyldeis et ecclesia eorum, per rectas
divisas suas et cum omnibus ad predictas terras juste pertinentibus, in
feodo et hereditate, ita libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut
carta prefati abbatis et conventus kyldeorum testatur, salvo servitio
meo. Testibus, Comite Duncano justicia, Ricardo de prebenda clerico meo,
Philippo de Valoniis camerario, Malcolmo filio Comitis Duncani, Wilielmo
Cumyn, Wilielmo de Haya, Umfrido4 de Berk', Dauide de Haya, Philippo
de Lundyn, Adam de Lundin', Rogero de la Kernel. Apud Forfar.
In 1198 A Grant to Walter,
son of Walter Scott, the lands of Allardice (Mearns), in feu and heritage,
for the service of one archer -with horse and haubergel and the performance
of the common aid due from thirteen oxgangs of land, Stirling 16th
October 1198, is witnessed by Phillipo de Lundin.
Wa. Dei gratia Rex Scott Episcopis, Abbatibus,
Comitibus, Baronibus, Justiciis, Vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris
etb omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, Clericis et Laicis,
Salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et concessisse et hac
carta mea confirmasse Waltero filio Walteri Scotti Alreches per rectas
diuisas suas et cum omnibus justis pertinentiis suis, tenendum sibi et
heredibus suis de me et lieredibus meis in feudo et hereditate, in
boscho et plano. in pratis et pascuis, in moris et maresiis, in stagnis
et molendinis, et cum omnibus aliis ad predictam terram iuste
pertinentibus, libere et quiete. plenarie et honorifice, per servitium
unius Archarii cum equo et halburgello et faciendo commune auxilium
quantum ad tresdecim bon,atas terre pertinetc, sicut carta patris sui
testatur. Teste Hugone Cancellario meo, H[enrico] abbate de Aberbrothock,
Comite Dunecano justicia, Roberto de Quinci, Roberto de London, Philippo
de Mubray, Willehno de Haia, Johanne de Hastinges, Ricardo filio Hugonis,
Alexandro vicecomite de Striuelin, Philippo de Lundin, Roberto de
Upsetlingtun, Yuone de Veteri ponte, Waltero Murdac, Rogero de Lakern',
Thoma filio Tancard.
Apud Striuelin xvi die Octobris.
Sometime between 1203 and
1214, an Alan de Walchope witnesses a charter by Thomas de Lundin.
The following two extracts
come from charters during the reign of Alexander II (1215 and 1249). They
have no specific date.
Walter of Lundyn, and
Christian his wife, grant to the Monks of Arbroath a chalder of grain pro
sua fraternitate, the witnesses being John Wischard, vicecomes de Moernes
and his son John.
Robert, son of Alexander de
Lundin, granted a charter to the Abbey of Melrose.
In 1248 Walter de Lundin
grants a charter witnessed by Hugo de Grey, and in 1250 Walter of Lundin
grants to Philip of Feodarg (or Meldrum) the lands of Balcarmok.
In 1297 Sir Richard Lundie,
laird of Lundie fought at the battle of Stirling bridge
Between 1295 and 1305 Sir
William de Lundy rescued Sir Thomas Grey after the killing of Sir William de
Livingstone by William Wallace. He was the bearer of what is described as
the ancient arms of Lundy of that ilk
In 1305 Walter de Lundy was
Juror at Perth.
Robert de London
The descent of the house of
Lundin from William the Lion has been briefly touched upon in chapter one.
In 1669, the family of Lundin were granted by King Charles II. the right for
the head of the house to display the arms of Scotland on their shield. This
right was due to direct descent from William the Lion. Only six other
families in Scotland are permitted to bear the Royal arms of Scotland on
their shields. The descent has been said to be through the marriage of the
heiress of the house of Lundin of Lundin in Fife to a natural son of William
the Lion and Matilda Ferreres. It is interesting to note that Matilda
Ferreres was married to Richard de Londonia. King Williams son Robert
assumed the surname of his wifes father. The name of the heiress and of her
father is unknown.
Robert de Lundon is known to
have built Naughton castle, which is not too far from the parish of Largo in
Fife. Robert de London also lived for a while in Kellie caste, Fife. He was
there as a tenant to his grandmother, Ada, countess of Kellie, mother of
William the Lion. He is a witness to the Charter granting the Barony of
Allardice to Walter, son of Walter Scott, 16th October 1198. A
Robert of London in 1212 was a religious delegate from King John (lackland)
of England sent to Khalif Muhammed El-Nasser. Sir Robert de Londonnis,
natural son of King William the lion, was granted by his father, by 1295,
the Royal burgh of Inverkeithing in Fife. This reverted to the crown in
1235. Perhaps this dates Roberts death.
Sir Richard Lundie
Sir Richard is perhaps the
most famous member of this family, due this his involvement with William
Wallace and Scotlands fight for independence from Edward I of England.
After the treaty of Irvine, Sir Richard Lundie was so disgusted with the
general attitude of the Scots nobility that he went over to the English
side. At the time of the battle of Stirling Bridge, he was the leader of the
English army. He advised Sir Hugh Cressingham, Edward Is appointed Lord
Treasurer of Scotland, that to cross Stirling bridge itself would result in
certain loss. He has been attributed with the following speech.
"My Lords if we go on to
the bridge we are dead men; for we cannot cross it except two by two,
and if the enemy are on our flank, and can come down on us as they will,
all in one front. But there is a ford not far from here, where we can
cross sixty at a time. Let me therefore have five hundred Knights and a
small body of infantry, and we will get round the enemy on the rear and
Cressingham ignored the
advice of the skilful soldier Sir Richard, and the battle was lost. After
this Sir Richard fought with Wallace and is believed to have become a good
friend. Sir Richard is listed as one of the Nobles of Scotland who appointed
Sir William Wallace to the position of Governor of the Kingdom. They fought
together at Falkirk. The sword of Sir Richard de Lundie, laird of Lundin,
friend of Wallace, was taken to the ceremony of laying the foundation stone
for the Wallace Monument (Glasgow Herald, 25/6/1861). This sword is now at
Drummond castle, ancestral home of the Earls of Perth, at one time
descendants of Lundin of that ilk. It is interesting to note that "Lundie"
is described in Blind Harrys depictation of the battle of Stirling bridge
as being on the side of the Scots.
"The day of battle does
approach at length,
The English then advance with
all their strength.
And fifty thousand march in battle rank,
Full six to one; yet Wallace never shrank.
The rest they lay about the castle hill;
Both field and castle thought to have at will.
The worthy Scots together close did bide,
In the plain field, upon the other side.
Hugh Kirkingham (Cressingham), the vanguard on led he,
With twenty thousand likely men to see;
The Earl of Warren thirty thousand had;
If all were good the number was not bad.
Thus fifty thousand silly South'ron sots
Proudly march up against nine thousand Scots.
When Kirkingham his twenty thousand men
Had past the bridge, quite to the other end,
Some of the Scots in earnest, without scorn,
Thought it high time to blow the warning horn;
But Wallace he march'd stoutly through the plain,
Led on his men, their number did disdain;
Till Warren's host thick on the bridge did go,
Then he from Jop did take the horn and blow:
So loud and shrill, he warned good John Wright,
Who soon struck out the roller with great slight.
Then all went down, when the pin was got out;
At which arose a fearful cry and shout.
Both men and horse into the river fell,
Honest John Wright did act his part so well.
The hardy Scots with heavy strokes and sore,
Attack the twenty thousand that came o'er.
Wallace and Ramsay, Lundie, Boyd, and Graham,
With dreadful strokes made them retire - Fy, shame!
The South'rons front they fought all face to face,
Who to their ignominy and disgrace,
Did neither stand nor fairly foot the score,
But did retire five acre breadth and more.
Wallace on foot, with a great sharp sword goes,
Amongst the very thickest of his foes;
On Kirkingham there such a stroke he got,
In spite of all his armour and mailcoat,
That kill'd him dead; none durst him there rescue;
Then to that valiant captain bade adieu.
When Kirkingham dead on the spot to lie
The South'rons saw, then they began to fly:
Who, though they had fought it most bloody hot,
Ten thousand lost, and left dead on the spot;
The rest they fled, nor none durst stay behind;
Succour they sought, but none at all could they find.
Some east come west, and some fled to the north
Seven thousand flutter'd all at once in Forth,
Who from that river little mercy found;
For few escap'd, and most of all were drown'd.
On Wallace's side, no man was killed of note,
But Andrew Murray, a true hearted Scot.
When Warren's men saw all was lost and tint,
They fled as fast as fire does from a flint;
Ne'er look'd about, nor once a Scotsman fac'd,
But to Dunbar march'd in devilish haste."
Sir Richard is believed to
have married Margaret de Dunbar, daughter of Patrick Dunbar, Earl of Dunbar
and Marjorie Comyn, herself the daughter of Alexander Comyn, Earl of Buchan.
He was succeeded by his son Walter, who married Euphemia Graham, daughter of
Sir John Graham
Lundin of that ilk 1388-1800
In 1388 a William Lundie
(possibly Richard Lundie), was chaplain to Earl William Douglas during the
battle of Otterburn. He was later to become Archdeacon of Aberdeen. Earl
Douglas famously died in the battle. The chaplain William Lundie fought by
the Earls side throughout the battle. When Sir James Lindsay arrived on the
scene to find the Earl bleeding to death, he also found William Lundie
bestriding the Earls body, protecting him from further injury with a
battle-axe. These moments in the battle are preserved in the verse of
Scotts Minstrelry of the Borders. Sir Walter Scott calls the chaplain
William of North Berwick. Some texts refer to him as Sir William Lundy of
that ilk. Some even say he may have died in this battle. However, Sir
William de Lundy, according to Sir James Balfour of Denmylne, was still
alive in 1408. Most probably these are two separate individuals. The reason
for this suggestion is the fact that an on 5th January 1390, an
Allan Lundin obtained a crown charter to part of Benholm. The lands of
Benholm were granted several generations later by the laird of Lundie to his
John Lundy of that ilk,
succeeded his father, William de Lundy, by 1411. In 1496 Janet daughter and
heiress of Walter Ramsey of Pitcruvie, spouse to David Lindsay 2nd
Lord Lindsay of the Byres granted a charter to Thomas Fergusson chaplain of
the parish of Largo and his successors of an annual rent of 5 merks of the
lands of Scheithum and others for masses for the souls of Sir John Ramsey of
Petcruvie, her grandfather, Walter Ramsey of Petcruvie, her father, Lady
Elizabeth Wemyss, her mother, John Lundy of that ilk, Andrew Lundy of
Pitlochy, her brothers, Sir John Lundy, now of that ilk, and Robert Lundy of
John Lundy of that ilk.
It is believed that he was married to Isobel Wemyss, relict of Sir Walter
Ramsey of Pitcruvie. He had issue:-
1 John Lundy of that ilk,
2 Andrew Lundy of Pitlochy
3 Margaret, married
George Leslie 1st Earl of Rothes around 1435. They had one child.
Contracted to marry William Leslie, son and heir apparent of Alexander
Leslie of that ilk (10/7/1458). Later she married Alexander Cumming of
John Lundy of that ilk,
contracted around 1434 to marry Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of Sir John
Lindsay 1st Lord of the Byres. She is believed the eldest of his
children, but young when the contract was entered into. They had issue:-
1 Sir John Lundy, who
2 Robert Lundy of Balgony, see Lundie of Balgonie.
3 Andrew Lundy of Stratherlie, see Lundie of Stratherlie
4 Elizabeth, married Sir Andrew Wood after 1483 and no later than
1487. Sir Andrew was Admiral to James II and James III. He became Baron of
Sir John Lundy of that ilk
was appointed as governor of Stirling Castle after the battle of Sauchiburn
in 1488. He was still governor in 1496. Records show that Sir John and Lady
Lundy, keepers of Stirling castle had under their charge the unfortunate
Margaret Drummond, daughter of Sir William, Master of Drummond, in 1496. He
was married to Elizabeth Forrester. He died around 1516. They had issue:-
1 John, of whom little
is known. He had issue:-
Elizabeth, married Patrick Halket, who died in 1573.
2 William, who succeeded.
3 Thomas, Prebendery of Forlavin
4 Robert Lundie of Benholm, See Lundie of Benholm.
3 Christian, married John 6th Lord Forbes. On the 26th
February 1509 they received a charter of the Barony of Fudes. She died
before 1513. They had issue:-
John Master of Forbes
William 7th Lord
4 Euphimia, married
David Wemyss of Wemyss before 11th May 1493. Not that the Scots
Peerage gives Euphemia as a daughter of Sir John Lundy of that ilk. Whereas,
G.T. Welsh, in his Lundins of Fife, claims she is the daughter of Sir Thomas
Lundin of Pratis. She died before 1508, he was killed at the Battle of
Flodden, 9th September 1513. They had issue:-
David Wemyss of
James Wemyss of
Newton and Cameronmill
Robert of Easter
William Lundie of that ilk,
married Elizabeth Hepburn, daughter of Sir Patrick Hepburn 1st
Lord Hailes. William died around 1519. They had issue:-
1 Sir Thomas Lundin
Laird of Pratis.
2 Margaret, who married Sir George Forbes 3rd of Rires
around 1500. They had issue:
i Arthur Forbes, 4th of Rires
ii James Forbes
3 Anne, who married John Melville of
Carnbee. He received a charter of this land dated 14th August
1496. The had issue:
John Melville of Carnbee, who succeeded. In memory of his mother he added a
part of the Arms of Lundin to those of his own.
Sir Thomas Lundin of Pratis
was heir of his father William, but predeceased him, so his son, Walter was
to become the next Laird. Sir Robert Douglas still describes him as "head or
chief of that ancient family." He first married, on 4th July
1488, Isabella Boswell, daughter of the Laird of Balmuto. He married
secondly, after 1508, Christian Sutherland, daughter and heiress of
Alexander Sutherland of Duffus, relict of William Oliphant, son of 1st
Lord Oliphant. With respect to this marriage he is described as the grandson
and heir apparent of Sir John Lundin of Lundin. He had issue:-
1 Walter, who
2 David, brother-german to Walter. He married after 1525,
Elizabeth Lundie, daughter of Sir Robert Lundie Lord High Treasurer of
Scotland, relict of Sir John Lindsay of Pitcruvie, Master of Lindsay. He
later married Helen Stewart, daughter and Heiress of Adam Stewart of
Breriehill. See Lundie of Berriehill.
3 Janet, who married William Scott 8th of Balwearie,
Lord of the articles of the barons. Fought in Flodden with James IV, and
taken captive. He sold some of his lands in order to buy his freedom.
Once freed, he was appointed to the position of Lord of the articles of
the Barons, no-one else in the peerage attained this rank. He was
nominated as first justice, but died soon after in 1532. They were
granted the lands of Kilgour in Falkland Parish by James IV in 1496.
They had issue.
a Sir William
b Sir Thomas Scott, who
succeeded to Balwearie.
4 Margaret, who
married David Pringle of Smallholm and Gallashiels. They had a charter
of the barony of Manor dated 16th June 1522. They had issue:-
James Pringle of Woodhouse and Whytbank. From him the family of
Whytbank descend. His son or grandson, James Pringle of Whytbank,
married Christine or Christian Lundie, daughter of William Lundie of
ii Janet, married George Brown of Coalston
Walter Lundie of that ilk,
born around 1490, married Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of Sir John
Lindsay of Pitcruvie, Master of Lindsay and Elizabeth Lundie. He died in
1569, his testament being read on the 2nd of May of that year. In
1560 he was present at the Parliament held in Edinburgh that abolished the
Catholic Church in Scotland. On 26th January 1564, he addressed
the general assembly of the Kirk in terms that persuaded the vote in favour
of the reformation. In 1565, between the dates of 16th January
and 19th February, Mary Queen of Scots visited him in Lundin
Tower. The Laird remonstrated with her so strongly about her Catholic
beliefs that he was imprisoned in St. Andrews castle at the age of 80. He
was a close associate of John Knox. He had issue:-
1 John, married
Elizabeth Hepburn, daughter of Sir Alexander Hepburn of Whitsome (Quhilfon)
by Elene Sinclair, in 1548. He died in 1557. This is most likely the
John Lundin, gentleman of Fife, who appears in the Domestic Annals of
Scotland just after the death of Darnley. The passage proceeds as
"One John Lundin, a
gentleman of Fife, having long been sick of a fever, the day before the
King was killed, about noon, raised himself a little in his bed, and, as
if he had been astonished, cried out to those that stood by him, with a
loud voice, "to go help the king, for the parricides were just then
murdering him;" and a while after he called out with a mournful tone,
"Now it is too late to help him; he is already murdered;" and he himself
lived not long after these words." The King, Lord Darnley, died 10th
He was granted by his
uncle, William Scot of Balwearie, an annual annuity of 12 Merks out of
the lands of Demperston in Fifeshire. John had issue.
i William, died
before his father, with no issue.
2 William, who
3 Andrew, brother
German to William and John. He married Elizabeth Ker, daughter of Sir
Andrew Ker of Fernihurst around 1560. She died around 1594 with the
reading of her testament being on 26th July of that year. He
died around 1597, with the reading of his testament being on 15th
of July of that year. They had no issue.
4 James, named as
provisional heir to his brother Andrew on April 9th 1600 in "anno
redditu 80m. de terries et Baronia de Ardross". He married and had
(assumed), see Lundin of Baldastard,
6 David Lundie of
Boynton, married Margaret Johnstone, and had issue:-
married John Haldane of Gleneagles
8 Catherine, born
1523, married Paul Dishington, Lord of Ardross. He must have died before
1545 as on 22nd September 1545, the parish records of Dysert
state "Quo die Katherina Lundy relicta quondam pauli dishington feodarii
villa spitale, villa scathoway." After the death of her first husband
she married, in 1543, David Monypenny
9 Martha, married
Archibald Monypenny of Pitmilly
married George Ker of Fawdenside. She died 25th August 1593
married Sir Patrick Hepburn of Waughton
12 Isobel, who
married John Melville, 5th of Raith, contract dated 30th
March 1563. She died before 1570. They had issue:-
who succeeded to Raith, father of 3rd Lord Melville
William Lundie of that ilk,
married Christian Ruthven, daughter of William 2nd Lord Ruthven
around 1550. He died on 6th May 1600, with his son John being
retoured as his heir. His testament was read 22nd August of that
year. Christian Ruthven, Lady Lundie, died in 1575, her testament being read
on the 17th July of that year. Like his father, he was also a
strong supporter of the reformation. In 1580, the Laird of Lundie was
mentioned in a letter by King James VI to the general assembly of Scotland
in Dundee. ("Trustie and weill beloved Friends, we greet you well, we have
directed towards yow our traist friend, the propr of Pittemeyme, and the
Laird of Lundie, instructed with our power to that effect, for assisting you
with their presence and councill, in all things that they may, tending to
the glory of God, and preservations of us and our estate; desyr and yow
heartilie accept them and our good will committ it to them for the present,
in good part; So we commend yow to God's protection. From our Palace of
Falkland, July 12, 1580." Sic Subscrititur, James Rex.). This letter is
officially nominating William, Laird of Lundie, to represent the King at the
meetings of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. In the same
year, the laird of Lundie accompanied Andrew Melville, the leader of the
Scottish Church after the death of John Knox, to St. Andrews, where Melville
was installed as Principal of the New College and delivered his inaugural
lecture. William re-married after the death of his first wife, to Elizabeth
(possibly Elspeth) Lundie, daughter of Robert Lundie of Balgonie. She died
before 10th June 1601. He had issue by both wives. By Christian
1 John, who
2 Sir James Lundie,
Married Christian Ruthven, daughter of Sir William Ruthven of Ballendean,
third Lord Ruthven, on 1st March 1602. She died before 1634.
On the death of his elder brother, John Lundie of that ilk, Sir James
attempted to defraud his nephews one by one from their rightful
inheritance. He had his eldest nephew, James Lundie declared unfit to be
head of the house of Lundie and sent him to Sweden where he died. The
younger nephews were sent off to foreign countries as mercenaries. The
youngest of John Lundies children, John Lundie of that ilk, was still
trying to get control of his estates in 1634.
3 Robert Lundie,
younger of that ilk, styled of Newhall. 6th February 1596,
according to Scots Peerage, he married Margaret Lindsay, daughter of
Patrick Lindsay 6th Lord of the Byres. 8th
February, 1598, according to G.T. Welsh, he married Isabel, daughter of
James, master of Rothes. In 1601 he was appointed with James Lowrey and
Michael Balfour, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, by King James VI to proceed
to France on a mission "in certain effairis concerning his magesty and
then common wele of his realme". He made his will in Bordeaux (23rd
June 1602) and died in October of that year. G.T. Welsh also claims that
both Robert of Newhall, and David of Auchtermairnie have the same
mother, but when David Lundie of Auchtermarine is served as heir to
Robert Lundie of Newhall in 1603, it is as brother German. He left no
4 Elizabeth or Elspeth,
married Andrew Wood of Largo on October 13th 1580. She later
married Alexander Fairlie, son of Robert Fairlie of Braid.
5 Christian or
Christine, married James, eldest son and heir apparent of James
Pringle of Whytbank. She died 19th July 1602.
married Michael Balfour, 2nd Lord Balfour, 12th
July 1591. They only had one child, a daughter, Margaret, the heiress of
married John Johnstone of Caskieben (of that ilk), son of George
Johnston of that ilk by Christian Forbes, daughter of William 7th
Lord Forbes, granddaughter of Christian Lundie and John 6th
Lord Forbes. John was born in 1565. Katherine was Georges second wife.
They had issue
i Thomas of
Craig, ancestor of Johnstons of Hilton and of that ilk
8 Jean, married
William Myrton, son of Thomas Myrton of Cambo and Catherine Lindsay. She
died in 1597.
By Elizabeth Lundie:-
9 David Lundie of
Newhall, brother German to the previously mentioned Lundies. Whether
he is a half brother of his sisters is not known. On 23rd
March 1603 he was served as heir to his brother German, Robert Lundie of
Newhall in the lands of Newhall, the land of Lethame in the Parish of
Crail, the land of Auchternairn (a.k.a. Auchtermairne), the land of
Kennoquhie, the land of Lelethan and Auldie in the Barony of Leslie and
the land of Gilstoun in the Barony of Lundy. He had issue:
Robert Lundie of Newhall, died before 14th
July 1630. He obtained ¼ of the lands of Maristoun from the
Pitcairns. His brother David Lundie of Auchtermairnye was served
as his heir in this land.
David Lundie of Auchtermairnye. The family now known as
Lundin of Auchtermairnie are now believed to be the only family
of that name still holding land in Fife. On 6th April
1650 a William Lundie in Lundiemyln is served as guardian to
John Lundie, son of John Lundie of Auchtermairny. (see Lundie of
10 Andrew, died
before 1594. His brother Robert Lundie was served as heir to his lands
of Barnis and Cambo in the Parish of Crail.
11 Agnes, married
George Johnstone, younger brother of the fore mentioned John Johnston of
that ilk. She also married Andrew Aytoun of Drumure. Sir Robert Douglas,
in his Baronage believes that the Agnes who married George Johnston was
daughter of the Laird of Conland.
John Lundie of that ilk.
Not much is know about this Laird. He inherited the barony of Lundie in Fife
from his father William in 1600, being served as heir 6th May
1600. He then died in 1605. In 1602 the Laird of Lundie, along with Lord
Murray of Tullibardine and the Abbott of Inchaffray, were requested to
furnish 50 men each to give armed help to the queen of England against the
Irish rebels. During his Lairdship there was a feud between the Murrays and
Lundies which twice needed to be presented before King James VI, 1600 and
1602. This Feud was brought about by the slaughter of a John Murray by David
Lundie, the brother of Lundie of Gorthy. He married Margaret Durie, daughter
of David Durie of Durie and Catherine Douglas, before 1578. They had issue:-
1 James Lundie of that
ilk, married Catherine Lindsay, daughter of James 7th
Lord Lindsay of the Byres by Euphemia Leslie, daughter of Andrew 4th
Earl of Rothes, on 9th of October 1605. He was served as heir
to his father on 9th November 1605 in amongst other things,
the land and barony of Lundie, the land of Haltoun, the land of Balcormo,
the land of Over and Nether Prateris, the Land of Tewquheittis, the land
of Kenie, the lands of Gilstoun, the land of Bowsie and the lands of
Stratherlie. He was however declared unfit by his uncle, Sir James, to
be head of the house. He was sent to Sweden where he died.
2 William Lundie of
that ilk, married Anna Wardlaw, daughter of Sir Henry Wardlaw 1st
Bart of Pitreavie and Balamle contract dated 16th June 1623.
He died in 1625 without issue.
3 John Lundie of that
ilk. On April 6th 1625 John Lundie, apparent of that ilk,
brother german to William Lundie of that ilk, is recorded as trying to
establish a claim to be served as heir to his brother William Lundie of
that ilk. In 1634 he is referred to with this designation when fighting
in the courts with his uncle, Sir James Lundie, for his inheritance.
4 Andrew Lundie of
Falfield. He is know to have been alive in 1627
5 George Lundie in
Saltgreen. He married Eupham, daughter of Robert Lundie of Balgonie.
He died in 1655. They had issue:-
James Lundie of Clatto. Born before 1634, married, on 1663,
Margaret Bethune, daughter of Andrew Bethune of Blebo. They had issue
a. baptised August 11th
b. James, died before 1709
c. Alisone, alive 1708
married Alexander Nairne, October 26th 1666
died August 11th 1664
died in 1662
married Thomas Trail of Blebo-Hole, June 19th 1663,
4 Margaret Lundie of
Lundie, married Patrick Lindsay of Wolmerton around 1615. The had
served heir to his father 1640
ii Alison, married Joseph Douglas of Edrington
John Lundin of that ilk.
In Sir James Balfour Pauls "Scots Peerage", he is described as the last
Laird. He is the last of the male line of the Lundins. He married Katherine
Lindsay, daughter of Alexander Lindsay, Bishop of Dunkeld, on 20th
July 1614. He succeeded his brother William in 1625. He was succeeded to the
estate of Lundin by his only daughter, Margaret.
married Robert Maitland before 25th April 1648. It is on this
date that she was served as heir to her father in the lands and barony of
Lundin. He was the second son of John Maitland, 2nd Lord
Thirlestane, Viscount Lauderdale, Earl of Lauderdale, Viscount Maitland,
Lord Bolton. An agreement was made upon the marriage of Margaret to Robert
Maitland whereupon George Lundin in Saltgreen, the younger brother of John
Lundin of that ilk, consented to Robert Maitland becoming Laird of Lundin on
the death of his father-in-law. Robert Maitland took part in the
"engagement" and had to make a public repentance in his own seat in Largo
Church on 13th January 1650. In 1654 he was finned £1000 under
Cromwells Act of Grace and Pardon. He died of consumption in Lundin on 15th
December 1655. They had issue:-
1 John Lundin of that
ilk. He dropped the name of Maitland and took his mothers name of
Lundin. He was educated at St. Andrews. He died unmarried on 25th
November 1664. He is buried in Largo Church.
2 Robert, born 17th April 1651, died 3rd
3 Sophia, succeeded to Lundin.
4 Elizabeth, born 24th July 1653, died April 24th
5 Anna, married James Carnegy of Finhaven, second son of David
second Earl of Northesk in 1674. She died 3rd September 1694.
married John Drummond, Viscount of Melfort, Earl of Melfort, Viscount of
Forth, Lord Drummond of Riccartoun, Castlemains and Gilestoun, the second
son of James Drummond 3rd Earl of Perth on 30th April
1670. They had issue:-
1 John, born 31st
October 1673, died young.
2 James Lundin of that
ilk. He took his mothers name and succeeded in her estates. He
however died unmarried on 6th November 1698.
3 Robert Lundin of
that ilk, married Anne Inglis, eldest daughter of Sir James Inglis
of Cramond, of more later.
5 Anne, born 3rd
March 1671, married Sir John Houston of Houston with issue.
6 Elizabeth, born
22nd July 1672, married William 2nd Viscount
Strathallan with issue.
7 Mary, baptised
13th August 1677. She married first Gideon Scott of
Highchester and second Sir James Sharp of Scotscraig. Bart. She had
issue by both husbands.
Robert Lundin of that ilk
married Anne Inglis, eldest daughter of Sir James Inglis, Bt., of Cramond on
20th January 1704. He succeeded to the estates of Lundin on the
death of his elder brother James Lundin of Lundin, being served as heir male
on 29th April 1699. Robert died in 1716. He had issue:-
1 John, succeeded
his father. Born 10th November 1704, he died 9th
October 1735 without issue.
2 William, born
September 10th 1705, died young
3 Anne, born 9th
4 James, succeeded
his brother, of more later.
baptised, October 31st 1709, died young
6 Patrick, born
1710, was alive in 1725,
7 Sophia, born
1710, married Robert Lumsden of Innergellie on January 27th
baptised November 22nd 1711
9 Robert, baptised
May 21st 1713
baptised 4th May 1715
11 Henrietta, twin
sister of Archibald, baptised 4th May 1715
James Lundin of that ilk
married Rachel Bruce, third daughter of Thomas Bruce 7th Earl of
Kincardine. On the death of James Drummond the 6th titular Duke
of Perth he was served heir male and of provision to him, on 30th
June 1760, and nearest male heir of James 4th Earl of Perth on 30th
June 1760. He assumed the later title. The title of Earl of Perth had
however been attained, otherwise he would have been 10th Earl of
Perth. He died at Stobhall 18 July 1781. His Wife died in Lundin on 29th
June 1769. He sold the Lundin Estates in 1755. The family hereafter took the
name of Drummond. They had issue:-
1 Robert born
1741, died un-married in Lundin 10th May 1758
2 Thomas, styled
Lord Drummond. He was baptised at Largo 24th July 1742. He
went to America in 1768. He died in the Bermudas in 1780.
4 James, who
formerly Lundin, was born in Lundin 12th February 1744. He would,
apart from the attainer, have been 11th Earl of Perth. He was
however on 26th October 1797 created Baron Drummond of Stobhall
and Lord Perth. These titles were to go to heirs male of his body. Prior to
this he had tried to petition the crown for the restoration of the title of
Earl of Perth. He married Clementina, daughter of Charles 10th
Lord Elphinstone in Edinburgh 31st March 1785. He died in 2nd
July 1800 without male issue. His estates were passed to his daughter,
Clementina Sarah Drummond and heirs of her body. The claim to the Earldom of
Perth passed to a James Louis Drummond, Forth titular Duke of Melfort. He
1 James, born 16th
October 1791, died 11th August 1799.
2 Clementina Sarah,
who succeeded her fathers estates.
3 Jemima Rachel,
Born Edinburgh 1st May 1787, died at Drummond Castle 28th
Clementina Sarah Drummond.
Born Edinburgh 5th May 1786. She married the Hon. Peter Robert
Burrell, eldest son of Peter 1st Lord Gwydyr and Priscilla
Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, 20th October 1807. She succeeded
to the estates of Perth on the death of her Father. Her husband succeeded
his father as 2nd Lord Gwydyr and his mother as Lord Willoughby
de Eresby. Ultimately, their estates and titles passed to their daughter
Clementina. She married Sir Gilbert John Heathcote, Bart. 8th
October 1827, and their son, Gilbert Henry Heathcote was created Earl of
Lundin Tower and Lundin House
Lundin Tower and house, as is
now known, was the seat of the family of Lundie of that ilk. This house, at
this time called Lundie, appears in the Domestic annals of Scotland in May
1655. The extract is as follows, but sheds little light on its construction
"May: We incidentally learn
about the wages of a skilled artisan in Scotland at this time from an
account which Lamont gives on the expense of slating and pointing the house
of Lundie in Fife. The work was done by David Brown, slater in Anstruther,
and his son, and so well, he said, that it would not need be touched again
for seven years. David and his son were paid for this work-their diet in the
house during the twenty-four working days they were engaged upon it, and
twenty-four shillings Scots, or two shillings sterling, per day, in money."
The Account of the Royal
commission for architecture and historic monuments in Scotland RCAHMS, of
this building is as follows:-
Lundin Tower is a lofty rubble-built tower,
once a part of old Lundin House, which was demolished in 1876. The tower has
been altered but appears to date from the late 16th or early 17th century.
The ancient arms of Lundy of that ilk
Sometime between 1295 and
1305 Sir William de Lundy rescued Sir Thomas Grey after the killing of Sir
William de Livingstone by William Wallace. He was the bearer of what is
described as the ancient arms of Lundy of that ilk.
This armorial is described by
Nisbet as a "paly of six pieces, argent and gules, surmounted
on a bend azure, charged with three cushions or."
In 1669, the family of Lundin
of that ilk laid aside the ancient armorials, as discussed above, in favour
or a new honour bestowed upon them by the King. They were warranted by the
crown, (King Charles II) to carry the arms of Scotland upon their shield to
show and account for descent from a natural son of King William the Lion of
Whereas by a declaration, under
the hand of our Lyon-Depute, in our ancient Kingdom of Scotland, bearing
date the 2d of September last, it doth appear to us, that it is
sufficiently instructed, by original charters and other ancient
documents, that the ancient family of Lundin (London), in our said
Kingdom, is lineally descended of Robert of London, natural son of
William the Lion King of Scotland, and brother to King Alexander II. and
in that regard of this descent, it may be proper (if Wee be pleased to
allow ye same) for the Laird of Lundin to bear ye Royal armes of
Scotland, within a bordure componed (or gobonated) Argent & Azure: and
for ye Crest a Lyon Gules Issuant of an open (or antiquz) Crowne Or; And
for Supporters two Lyons Guardant Gules, each having a Collar Or,
charged with three thistles Vert with this Motto Dei donno sum, quod
sum. And we being graciously desirous (upon all fitt occasions) to give
Testimony of the Esteem Wee have of that antient and honourable Family,
Doe by these Presents Give full power, Warrant and Authority to the
present laird of Lundin, and his lawful successors of the name Lundin,
and descending from that family, to bear th Royal armes of Scotland,
within a bordure componed (or gobonated) Argent and Azure: And for the
crest a Lyon Gules issuant forth of an open (or anticz) Crowne Or : And
for supporters two Lyons Guardant Gules each having a collar Or charged
with three thistles Vert, with this Motto: Dei dono sum, quod sum. for
doing whereof This Shall be to him (and our Lyon King at armes, in that
Our Kingdom now, or ye time being for extending and giving out ye said
armes in due forme) a sufficient Warrant, which Wee doe hereby appoint
to be recorded in the Bookes or Registers of Our Lyon Office, and this
Originall Warrant remaine in the Custodie of the said Laird of Lundin
and his Successors aforesaid. Given under the Royal hand and Signet at
Our Court at Whitehall the 27th Day of October 1679. And of
our Reigne ye 31 th year.
By His Majts. command Sic Subsc.
Nisbet describes the armorial
as the arms of Scotland (lion rampant) all within a bordure gobonated
argent and azure. This is shown overleaf. The motto, del dono
sum quod sum, translates as: by the bounty of God, I am what I am.