James Sandilands, 1st of Cruvy

James Sandilands of Cruvie was the second son of Sir James Sandilands of Calder by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Andrew Ker of Aldtounburn, and who afterwards married William, third Earl of Errol. His father apparently had settled the paternal estates on him, as on 17 May 1509 we find him getting a charter from his nephew, the son of his elder brother, conveying to him the Kinloch estates, consisting of Cruvie and others, in exchange for those of Calder.' He married Catherine Scot, daughter of Sir William Scot of Balwery, who afterwards married William Wood of Bonyntoun. James Sandilands died before Whitsunday 1534, 5 leaving issue:-
  • 1. James.
  • 2. Mr. John, parson of Hawick. He married Janet Craig, daughter of Robert Craig, burgess of Edinburgh, and sister of the celebrated jurist, Sir Thomas Craig. He died 21 May 1583, leaving an only daughter, Margaret.
  • 3. Elizabeth, married David Forrester of Garden.
  • 4. Helen, married to George Towers of Inverleith, and had a charter from him before marriage of Dairy, in the county of Edinburgh, in liferent.
  • 5. Barbara, married January 1556-7 (contract 19 December 1556) to John Forbes of Rires, and had by him two daughters. She was divorced 15 January 1564-5 for adultery with Patrick Hunter of Balcarres, by whom she had a son in May 1563.


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