The Blair Family Tree
is for the family of Blair that originated in Renfrewshire, Scotland.
The earliest known members of the family lived on Ladymuir Farm in the parish of Kilbarchan (west of Paisley) and from there the family spread out through surrounding parishes (Kilmacolm, Erskine, Houston) and then throughout southern Scotland and overseas.
It was thought that the line went back into the family of Blair of Blair but DNA testing seems to suggest otherwise.
James BLAIR, born c. 1560?, died by 1627, merchant of Glasgow
John BLAIR, died by 1627
Hugh BLAIR, born before 1613
Hugh BLAIR, born c. 1635
Hugh BLAIR of Ladymuir, born c. 1660, marr. 22 Aug 1677, Kilbarchan RFW, Margaret RODGERS, bap. ? 07 Mar 1656, Kilbarchan, eldest dau. of William RODGERS
James BLAIR, born c. 1690. marr. 07 Aug 1722, Kilmacolm RFW, Janet LAIRD
John BLAIR, bap. 30 May 1725, Kilmacolm RFW, marr. Elizabeth CRAWFORD
(1) James BLAIR, marr. 22 Jun 1774, Auchenfoyle RFW, Janet LAIRD died 27 Mar 1815
(1a) John BLAIR, bap. 31 Mar 1776, Kilmacolm RFW
(1b) Alexander BLAIR, bap. 20 Sep 1778, Kilmacolm RFW
(1c) James BLAIR, born 14 Jan 1781, Kilmacolm RFW
(1d) Alexander BLAIR, bap. 07 Feb 1783, Kilmacolm RFW
(1e) Janet BLAIR, born 26 Nov 1784, RFW, marr. 08 Feb 1804, Kilmacolm RFW, John BLAIR, born 17 Mar 1775 RFW
(1f) Hugh BLAIR, bap 18 Feb 1787, Kilmacolm RFW
(1g) Isabella BLAIR, born 24 May 1789, Kilmacolm RFW
(1h) Elizabeth BLAIR, born 27 Feb 1792, Kilmacolm RFW
(1i) Helen BLAIR, bap. 19 Dec 1794, Kilmacolm RFW, marr. 11 Jul 1818, Houston RFW, James ANDERSON
(2) Hugh BLAIR, bap. 16 Mar 1750, Killallan RFW, marr. 22 Sep1777, Houston, Jean WHITEHILL
(2a) John BLAIR, bap. 21 Jan 1787, Kilmacolm RFW
(2b) James BLAIR, bap. 03 May 1789, Houston RFW
(2c) Matthew BLAIR, bap. 20 Feb 1791, Houston RFW
(2d) Jean BLAIR, bap. 17 Aug 1794, Houston RFW
(3) John BLAIR, bap. 25 Mar 1753, Houston RFW, marr. 16 Dec 1778, Erskine RFW, Agnes TAYLOR (dau. of Thomas TAYLOR & Margaret LAIRD) bap. 08 Dec 1759, Kilmacolm RFW, died 1841.
(3a) John BLAIR,[eldest child of John BLAIR & Agnes TAYLOR] born 21 Oct 1779, Erskine RFW, died before 1841, marr. 08 Mar 1805, Erskine RFW, Helen SCOTT, born c.1781, Kilmacolm RFW, died c. 1851, Paisley RFW.
(3a1) John BLAIR, born 18 Feb 1806, Erskine RFW
(3a2) Alexander BLAIR, born 26 Jan 1816, Paisley RFW, died 29 Oct 1873, Paisley RFW, marr. 25 Oct 1842, Paisley High RFW, Euphemia ADAM (dau. of William ADAM & Euphemia RENFREW), born 19 Apr 1819, Paisley RFW, died 08 May 1863, Rothesay BUT.
(3a2a) Euphemia BLAIR, born c. 1844, died infant
(3a2b) John BLAIR, born c. 1846, died infant
(3a2c) Alexander BLAIR, born c. 1848, died infant
(3a2d) Ellen BLAIR, born 05 Jun 1850, Glasgow LKS, died 19 Feb 1929, Taunton SOM, marr. 06 May 1874, Glasgow LKS, Samuel CAMERON
(3a2d1) Frederick Swan CAMERON, born 20 Sep 1875, died 03 May 1899, VIC.
(3a2d2) Margaret Wright CAMERON, born 15 Jul 1877, Newcastle upon Tyne NBL, died 22 Oct 1951, Meare Green SOM, marr. 12 May 1903, VIC, Martin Luther Palmer MURPHY, born 24 Aug 1875, Plumstead KEN, died Oct 1969, Taunton SOM
(3a2e) Alexander (Scott) BLAIR, born 18 May
1852, Glasgow LKS, died 22 Jun 1923, Adelaide SA.
marr. (1) 21 Apr 1875, Kingston JAMAICA, Selina PHILLIPS, (dau of Timothy PHILLIPS & Harriet MANFIELD) born 03 Jun 1854, Crinan ARL, died 23 May 1898, Cootamundra NSW.
marr. (2) 1901, VIC, Annie Whitcomb STRICKLAND, born 25 Oct 1858, died 07 May 1939, Melbourne VIC.
(3a2e1) Harriet Mabel BLAIR, born 02 Apr 1880, Grantown INV, died 16 Jun 1978, Melbourne VIC, marr. 09 Apr 1914, Melbourne VIC, Thomas Renwick YOUNG, born 1879, died 05 Feb 1953, VIC.
(3a2e2) Selina Adelaide BLAIR, born 17 Feb 1882, Luss DNB, died 18 Apr 1971, Adelaide SA
(3a2e3) Henry Hathaway BLAIR, born 27 May 1885, Dunedin NZ, died 29 May 1960, Adelaide SA,
marr. (1) 27 Feb 1912, Adelaide SA, Olive Irene COOPER, born 10 Mar 1890, SA, died 28 Jan 1928, Adelaide SA.
marr. (2) Sep 1939, Adelaide SA, Ellen Mabel RICE, born 01 Sep 1888, Woodchester SA, died 17 Jan 1971, Adelaide SA
(3a2e4) Edwin Howell BLAIR, born 09 Mar 1888, Melbourne VIC, died 05 Feb 1889, Melbourne VIC.
(3a2e5) Euphemia Theodosia BLAIR, born 19 Jun 1889, Melbourne VIC, died 17 Jul 1952, Adelaide SA
(3a2e6) Frederick Alexander BLAIR, born 30 Apr 1891, Melbourne VIC, died 22 May 1974, Adelaide SA, marr. 01 Nov 1919, Adelaide SA, Jane Ruth LANYON (dau. of David LANYON & Johannah Lacey Dodds JEWASKIEWITZ), born 11 Jul 1891, Adelaide SA, died 16 Sep 1943, Adelaide SA.
(3a2e7) Stella Hope BLAIR, born 13 Feb 1893, Melbourne VIC, died 29 Oct 1983, Brisbane QLD, marr. 27 Mar 1918, Adelaide SA, Frederick James SAMBELL, born 07 Dec 1891, SA, died 23 Sep 1949, WA.
(3a2f) James BLAIR, born 08 Jun 1855, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, LKS, died 17 Mar 1858, Glasgow LKS
(3a2g) John BLAIR, born 18 Mar 1858, Glasgow LKS, died infant
(3a2h) Jessie BLAIR, born 18 Mar 1858, Glasgow LKS, died 09 Jun 1859, Glasgow LKS
(3a3) James BLAIR, born 10 Apr 1818, Paisley RFW
(3a4) Helen BLAIR, born 05 Mar 1822, Paisley
RFW, died 28 Nov 1877, Glasgow LKS, marr. 24 Apr 1854, Paisley High, RFW, John
LAIRD, born c. 1819, died 30 Jun 1868, Partick LKS
(3a4a) John LAIRD, 1855, ENG, died 09 Jun 1890, Dennistoun, Glasgow LKS
(3a4b) Helen Scott LAIRD, born 30 Jan 1859, Govan LKS, died 18 Nov 1927, Scotstoun & Yoker, Glasgow LKS, marr, 19 Feb 1890, Bridgeton LKS, James Brock RAIT, born 1854, AYR, died 30 Jan 1938, Partick LKS
(3a4b1) Helen Blair RAIT, born 26 Feb 1891, Partick LKS
(3a4b2) Agnes Brock RAIT, born 06 Feb 1894, Whitechurch LKS
(3a4c) Georgina May LAIRD, born 07 Jan 1861, Govan LKS, died 23 Jan 1935, College, Glasgow LKS
(3a4d) Catherine LAIRD, born 25 Nov 1862, Govan LKS, died 27 Nov 1862, Partick LKS
(3a4e) George LAIRD, born 26 Nov 1865, Govan LKS, died 28 Oct 1932, Govan LKS
(3b) Thomas BLAIR, born 21 Oct 1781, Erskine RFW
(3c) Agnes BLAIR, born 21 Jun 1783, Erskine RFW
(3d) James BLAIR, born 06 Oct 1785, Erskine RFW
(3e) Margaret BLAIR, born 05 Aug 1788, Erskine RFW
(3f) Elizabeth BLAIR, born 22 Jul 1790, Erskine RFW
(3g) Hugh BLAIR, born 17 Feb 1793, Erskine RFW
(3h) Matthew BLAIR, born 16 Mar 1795, Erskine RFW
(3i) Robert BLAIR, born 25 Apr 1797, Erskine RFW, marr. Margaret BLAIR, bap. 25 Mar 1798, Inchinnan RFW, dau. of Robert BLAIR & Isabell REID
(3j) Peter BLAIR, born 14 Sep 1799, Erskine RFW
(4) Matthew BLAIR, bap. 16 May 1755, Killallan RFW, ? marr. Mary BLACKWOOD
(4a) Matthew BLAIR
(4b) William BLAIR
(4c) James BLAIR, bap. 17 Nov 1792, Inchinnan RFW
(4d) John BLAIR, born 01 Sep 1797, Inchinnan RFW, died 18 Jun 1869
(4e) Mary BLAIR
(4f) Robert BLAIR, bap. 03 Jul 1800, Inchinnan RFW
(4g) Margaret BLAIR, born 02 Oct 1802, Inchinnan RFW
(4h) Walter BLAIR, born 1804 RFW, died 1849 America
(5) Robert BLAIR, bap. 12 Mar 1758, Killallan, RFW, died 1818, marr. 14 Aug 1786, Houston RFW, Isabell REID
(5a) Elizabeth BLAIR, bap. 03 Jun 1787, Houston RFW
(5b) John BLAIR
(5c) Janet BLAIR, bap. 26 Apr 1789, Houston RFW
(5d) Isabella BLAIR
(5e) Elizabeth BLAIR, bap. 16 Aug 1795, Inchinnan RFW, marr. 31 May 1813, Inchinnan RFW, Robert HAY
(5f) Margaret BLAIR, bap. 25 Mar 1798, Inchinnan RFW, marr. Robert BLAIR, born 25 Apr 1797, Erskine RFW, son of John BLAIR & Agnes TAYLOR
(5f1) Isabella BLAIR, born 21 Oct 1817, Inchinnan RFW
(5f2) John BLAIR, born 24 Mar 1819, Inchinnan RFW
(5f3) Thomas BLAIR, born 30 May 1823, Paisley RFW
(5f4) Peter BLAIR, born 10 Jul 1825, Paisley RFW
(5f5) Matthew BLAIR, born 22 Sep 1831, Paisley RFW
(5f6) Hugh BLAIR, born 14 Feb 1836, Paisley RFW
(5f7) Agnes BLAIR, born 27 Mar 1838, Paisley RFW
(5f8) Robert BLAIR, born 03 Sep 1840, Paisley RFW
(5f9) Margaret BLAIR, bap. Dec 1855, Paisley RFW
(5f10) Mathew BLAIR, bap. 31 Dec 1855, Paisley RFW
(6) Patrick BLAIR, bap. 15 May 1761, Houston RFW,
(7) Peter BLAIR
(7a) Peter BLAIR
(7b) John BLAIR
(7c) Robert BLAIR
(7d) Maragret BLAIR, marr. 31 May 1806, Paisley High RFW, John RENFREW
(7d1) Peter RENFREW, born 22 Dec 1808, Glasgow LKS
(7d2) William RENFREW, born 06 May 1812, Glasgow LKS
(7d2) Margaret RENFREW, born 11 Aug 1814, Glasgow LKS
(7d3) Alexander RENFREW, born 05 Aug 1816, Glasgow LKS, marr. 14 Jan 1845, Glasgow LKS, Penelope Galt YOUNG
(7d3a) Penelope Galt RENFREW, born 17 Nov 1845, Glasgow LKS, marr. 19 Jul 1866, Anderston, Glasgow LKS, George YOUNG
(7d3b) Margaret Blair RENFREW, born 09 May 1848, Glasgow LKS
(7d3c) John RENFREW, born 11 May 1850, Glasgow LKS
(7d3d) Jane Young RENFREW, born 29 Aug 1855, Glasgow LKS
(7d3) Agnes RENFREW, born 08 Jun 1818, Glasgow LKS
(7d4) Jean RENFREW, born 22 May 1820, Glasgow LKS
(7d5) Robert RENFREW, born 03 Jun 1822, Glasgow LKS, marr. 13 Jan 1850, Glasgow LKS, Janet ROBERTSON
(7d5a) John RENFREW, born 09 May 1852, Glasgow LKS
(7d5b) Jessie Blair RENFREW, born 21 Mar 1855, Glasgow LKS
(7d5c) Peter Robertson RENFREW, born 25 Nov 1856, Glasgow LKS
(7d5d) Margaret Blair RENFREW, born 19 Sep 1858, Glasgow LKS
(7d5e) Robert RENFREW, born 16 Sep 1859, Glasgow LKS
(7d5f) Andrew RENFREW, born 02 Jul 1861, Glasgow LKS
(7d5g) Janet Robertson RENFREW, born 28 May 1863, Glasgow LKS
(8) Thomas BLAIR, bap. 19 May 1765, Killallan, RFW
The basis for the
above is an
old chart of the BLAIR family (early 1900's?) plus additional research and is not complete.
I have done considerable research which has confirmed many events and added substantially to the tree, which due to its size and complexity (I have never seen so many marriages between 1st cousins, 2nd cousins, 3rd cousins, etc) is not all on this website. My research has not been confined to Scotland and is still nowhere near complete. Many families which seem to vanish from Scotland may have migrated to other countries (America, Australia, New Zealand). The pre 1855 OPR for the Kilmacolm - Erskine- area are quite deficient with no entries for many Blairs who lived in those parishes. DNA testing can assist in confirming likely connections but unfortunately it can not pinpoint where in the family tree they occurred.
I can email a family tree report from my genealogy programme in .pdf format. If you would like to see if I have any further information on any part of the Blair family that interests you please click on the email link: rdblair.
Names underlined indicate my line of descent.
NSW = New South Wales, SA = South Australia, VIC = Victoria, WA = Western Australia
NZ = New Zealand
KEN = Kent, NBL = Northumberland, SOM = Somerset
ARL = Argyll, AYR = Ayrshire, DNB = Dunbarton, INV = Inverness, LKS = Lanarkshire, RFW = Renfrewshire
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This page was created on 23 Aug 1997 and last updated on 03 October 2006. © 1999-2006 Robert D Blair