|James Sandilands of Cruvy, the eldest son, had a
precept from Chancery in November 1534; had a charter
on 9 June 1540 of half the lands of Brokland, county
Perth, and Cruvy, county Fife, and others which were incorporated into the barony of Petlair. He is styled of
St. Monans in Fife in the charter to his sister Helen above
mentioned. He had a charter on 16 August 1549 of the
lands of Collessie and others on his resignation to himself
and his wife Elizabeth Meldrum, and one of Cruvy in
exchange for Brokland, 22 May 1557. On 21 January
1583-4 he excambed half the lands of Cruvy for half of
Weddersbie and others with David Carnegie of Oolluthie,
to whom on the 28th of the same month he sold half his
lands of Newton of Collessie. He died 2 November 1585.
He married three times
First, Elizabeth Meldrum; secondly, Janet, daughter
of Andrew, Lord Gray, relict of William Ogilvy of
Inchmartin; thirdly, Elizabeth, daughter of William
Ramsay of Brakmonth, relict of Robert Watson, contract 19 October 1582.
He had issue
- 1. James.
- 2. Mr. Thomas, tutor of St. Monans in 1587.
- 3. Peter, of North Pittedie.
- 4. Mr. Andrew, 1 acted as tutor to his kinsman Lord
Torphichen during his minority; married Euphemia
Kinninmond, widow of Alexander Abercrombie of
- 5. John, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Patrick
Ogilvy of Inchmartin.
- 6. David.
- 7. Janet, married (contract 11 December 1560) to James
Lear month of Dairsie.
- 8. Grisel, married (contract 25 August 1565) to John
Strong of Balcaskie.