The family of Lundin of
Auchtermarnie are a principal cadet of the Lundin family. The estate is
within a few miles of Lundin, lying due East of Kennoway. Most of the
account is taken from G. T. Welsh’s "Lundins of Fife".
younger of that ilk, styled of Newhall, first of Auchtermairnie. He was the
son of William Lundie of that ilk and Christian Ruthven. On the 6th
February 1596, according to Scot’s 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 issue.
David Lundie of Newhall,
brother German to Robert Lundie of Newhall. 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:
1 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.
2 David Lundie of
David Lundie, 3rd
of Auchtermairnie, married Maria
Cockburn. He succeeded to the estate of Auchtermarinie after the death of
his father, around 1629. He had issue:-
1 John Lundie, who
2 (probably) Agnes,
married Lt. Col. David Wemyss in 1649.
3 James at Easter
Newton, is described by G. T. Welsh, as with Agnes, as the "probable"
son of David Lundie 3rd of Auchtermairnie. He is then
described as being "probably" the same James Lundie who had the issue as
shown below. This is quite likely as there is a clear link between
Lundie of Auchtermarnie and Lundie in Lundie Myln. On the 6th
April 1650, "Lundie in Lundiemyln" is served as guardian to John Lundie,
son of John Lundie of Auchtermairny.
William in Lundie Myln, married Elspet Adie. She died July 8th
1668. He remarried to Helen Lethel. William is described as having
"fits of distraction". By Elspeth he had three sons, by Helen a
John of the
John Lundie, 4th
married Isobel Law of Brunton. They had issue:-
1 John Lundin, 5th
of Auchtermairnie, who succeeded his father on 13th
January 1650, but died unmarried on 22nd April 1661.
2 James Lundin, 6th
of Auchtermairnie, succeeded his brother.
baptized 11th May 1643
4 Helen, baptized
as Ellen on 12 May 1648. She married the Rev. William Annand on January
14th 1670, and was burried on February 20th 1687.
James Lundin, 6th
of Auchtermairnie, was baptized 14th
December 1641. He married Agnes (Anna) Law, daughter of George Law of
Brunton, on December 8 1666. Shortly after this date, James and Agnes
Wishart were names as the parents of Patrick "begotten in fornication". He
was enrolled as a Burgess and Guildsman of the City of Edinburgh, 27th
March 1698. He died in 1726. His legitimate children were:-
1 son, died
prematurely, 1st July 1667.
2 John lundie,
lieutenant in Col. Fielding’s Regiment. He died unmarried in 1721.
3 Marie, married
John Lamont of Newton, shipmaster at Elie, on 13th May 1697.
She died shortly afterwards.
4 David, who
apprenticed to William Ross, merchant Burgess in Edinburgh on 16th
June 1708. He had issue:-
James Lundin of Auchtermairnie, married his cousin, Ann
Lundin. They had issue, for which see Ann.
iii Ann Lundin,
married Richard Smith. She became the heiress of Auchtermairnie
on the death of her cousin Anne after 1781. She had issue:-
Christopher Smith, later Lundin, of Auchtermairnie
(of more later)
Margaret, married Lachlan McLean
shipmaster at Leven. Baptized 29th January 1692. he has
ii Mary, married
Thomas Adamson, customs officer in Leven.
iii Janet, married John Ross, shipmaster in Leven.
married Alexander Arthur, surgeon, in 1717.
David Lundin, 7th
of Auchtermairnie, succeeded in 1726
on the death of his father. he was an advocate. He married Elizabeth
Lindsay. They had issue.
1 son, died young
2 Ann, heiress of
Auchtermairne, married Captain James Lundin, her cousin. He, as husband
of Ann, but also of closest heir male to David Lundin 7th of
Auchtermairnie, must be considerd 8th Laird. They had one
daughter, who died before her parents. The Estate passed to Ann’s
cousin, Captain James’s sister, Ann Lundin (Smith).
baptized 24th October 1764, died unmarried 1781.
Christopher Lundin, 10th
of Auchtermairnie, son of Richard
Smith and Ann Lundin, became Laird upon the death of his mother in 1790, and
thus changed his name from Smith to Lundin. He married Rachel Johnstone,
daughter of Andrew Johnston of Rennyhill and Euphemia Clephane in 1789. They
1 Ann, born
December 24th 1789
2 Richard Lundin 11th
of Auchtermarine. Born 18th March 1791, he succeeded his
father on his death in December 1801. He was Captain in the 73rd
Regiment and died un-married on November 30th 1832. His
sister Euphemia succeeded him. The testament of Richard Lundin, Esq.,
heritable proprietor of the Lands of Autermairnie are registerd with
Cupar Sherrif Court, dated 6th April 1633.
3 Andrew, died young
4 Amelia, born 25th
5 Anne, born 30th
December 1793, died unmarried
6 Christopher, died in
7 Euphimia, born about
1796, inherited Auchtermairnie on the death of her brother Richard. She
died, unmarried, 27th February 1855. The estate passed to her
8 Margaret, died
9 Elizabeth, born
1800-1801. She married the Rev. Robert Brown on June 15th
1827. She inherited the estate of Auchtermairnie on 27th
February 1855, after the death of her sister. She died February 12th
possibly the same person as Amelia, the forth child, died 24th
Welsh notes that in 1777 the
Scoonie Parish Register notes a Janet Lundin who married a John Ross, is
described as a sister of James Lundie of Auchtermairnie. This would imply
they were possible extra children of David, 7th of Auchtermairnie.
If so, James must have died without issue. Ann Lundin may therefore have
succeeded her brother, not her father David.
"Lundin of Auchtermemy,
descended from the family of Lundin, caries the old coat of Lundin, viz.
paly of six pieces, argent and gules, on a bend azure,
three cushions or, all within a bordure indented of the third; crest,
a hand, proper, holding a cushion argent: motto, Tam genus quam virtus.
L.R.", from Nisbets Heraldry.