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Duncan Dundas
1st of Newliston and Craigton
Son of: James Dundas
and: Christian Stewart
born:  
occupation: Lord Lyon King at Arms, 1450-1490
died: 1484. Murdered along with his son by John and James Wardlaw
Duncan was much noted in his time and was frequently employed in embassies to England. He is said to have discharged his duty in those negotiations "with integrity and honour".

The calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, Vol 1V. "Edward 1V of England and James 111 of Scotland - Edward favoured trade and intercourse between the countries, as many entries show, and also encouraged Scotsmen by letters of denization to settle in his realm. he steadily protected James Earl of Douglas, as a valuable instrument, when opportunity arose for interfering in Scottish affairs. He kept spies in his pay, and also some much higher personages, for the Bishops of Aberdeen and St. Andrews, Lord Boyd and Dygon (or Duncan) of Dundas, and others received considerable annuities, doubtless for their offices in English interests".

The calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, Vol 1V: 1468, "Edward 1V pays Lord Boyd and Duncan Dundas a yearly pension of £200".

The calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, Vol 1V: 1484," Commission James King of Scots to Colin Earl of Argyll lord Campbell and Lorne, chancellor of Scotland, William Bishop of Aberdeen, Robert Lord Lile, Laurence Lord Oliphant, John Drummond of Stobhall, Archibald Quhitelaw, archdeacon of Lothian his secretary, Lion King of Arms, and Duncan of Dundas, to negotiate a marriage between James his eldest son, Duke of Rothesay and Lady Anne, niece of Richard King of England, only daughter of John Duke of Suffolk".

marriage  
  Elizabeth
  the following children were born of this union:
1. William Dundas
2. Elizabeth Dundas married John Maitland of Lethington

William Dundas


Son of: Duncan Dundas
and: Elizabeth
born:  
died: 1484. Murdered alongside his father by John and James Wardlaw
marriage  
  ?
1. Archibald Dundas

Archibald Dundas
Son of: William Dundas
and:  
born:  
died: circa 1509
marriage  
  x Christian Cant the daughter of Nicholas Cant and Christian Barclay
  the following children were born of this union:
1. William Dundas
2. James Dundas
3. John Dundas
4. Duncan Dundas
5. Archibald Dundas
6. Nicol Dundas

William Dundas
Son of: Archibald Dundas
and: Christian Cant
born:  
died: 1522
Succeeded his father. He obtained by delivery of a silver penny to his cousin Sir William Dundas of Dundas, sasine and heritable possession of an annual rent of 18 merks out of the lands and barony of Dundas. He was granted the 5 merk lands of Wester Duddingston in 1522, to be held from Sir George Dundas and his successors for 40 pennies yearly. William Dundas died before 1523 and was succeeded by his brother James Dundas

James Dundas
Son of: Archibald Dundas
and: Christian Cant
born:  
died:  
occupation:  
Succeeded his brother William Dundas. He married Elizabeth Hamilton and in 1527 he and his wife entered into a contract with his mother and younger brothers. The contract shows that James and his wife were to have possession of the lands of Nether Newliston and the lands of Wester Duddingston, for which they were to pay Christian Cant (James' mother) £80 worth of goods lying ready on the lands of Newliston, to be at her disposal whenever she pleased, she always having her honourable support and remaining in tak with her son James, of the whole lands for her time as she was before the death of her husband, excepting that all profits and increases would go to James and his wife, who would uphold his mother and the servants as before. James also contracted to pay his brother Sir John Dundas, 10 merks yearly until he was benefied in £20 a year and in £24 a year for "his bairns part of gear" which latter sum would remain in their hands until Sir John received the £20 yearly, when he would discharge the 10 merks and the £24. He also contracted to pay yearly to Duncan Dundas, £10 until he was placed in a steading of "aucht oxin tilth, be yeir" paying him also £20 a year of "bairns part of gear" which would lie in their hands until he was "stakit be ane steding", when he would discharge it.
marriage  
  x 1527 Elizabeth Hamilton
  the following children were born of this union:
1. James Dundas
2. Christian Dundas married 29/1/1551 Robert Dalzell
3. Gavin Dundas?
An Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops: "Walter Lindsay, Lord St John of Jerusalem, and preceptor of Torphichen, called by the King " Dilectus con- sanguineus nosier," grants also a charter to James Dundas of Craigton, and Elizabeth Hamilton, of the lands of Nether-Newliston, dated the 16th February 1533, and confirmed the 8th of June 1543".

Sir JohnDundas


Son of: Archibald Dundas
and: Christian Cant
born:  
died:  
  Knighted before 1527

Duncan Dundas
  Son of: Archibald Dundas
  and: Christian Cant
  born:  
  died  
Duncan Dundas was offered respite in 1530 for "airt and pairt" in the slaughter of Adam Nisbett

Archibald Dundas
  Son of: Archibald Dundas
and: Christian Cant
born:  
  died:  
 

Nicholas Dundas
Son of: Archibald Dundas
and: Christian Cant
born:  
died:  
Granted a charter of 26 acres of Oldliston in 1546

James Dundas
Son of: James Dundas
and: Elizabeth Hamilton
born:  
died:  
In 1576 James Dundas was infeft in the lands of Nether Newliston and Wester Duddingston. James Dundas assigned to his wife Margaret, the lands of Craigton
marriage  
  x Margaret Hamilton
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Dundas
2. Marion Dundas who married 1585 The Rev. James Law Bishop of Orkney

The Register of The Privy Seal of Scotland 1548-1556; 8/6/1550 at Edinburgh. A respite made to James Dundas of Newliston, Duncane Dundas, William Young, James Black, Johne Gray, James Gray and Johne Arbucle for art and part of the slaughter of umquhile James Stewart of Cragyhall etc and for all other actions etc.


John Dundas
Son of: James Dundas
and: Margaret Hamilton
born:  
died:  

In 1584 John Dundas styled "younger of Newliston" had a Royal Licence to depart from the King's Army and Raid at Stirling. In 1587 he appeared before John Graham Justice Depute, accused of failing to join the King's Raid at Dumfries. In 1601, while His Majesty (King James V1) was in the inner house of the tollbooth of Edinburgh, sitting with the Lords in the administration of justice, some hot language passed between John Dundas and James Hamilton and Dundas "without regard to the place or His Majesty's presence" struck Hamilton. For this offence he was warded in the Castle of Edinburgh, but freed on bond for £2000 Scots, by James Dalzell, merchant and burgess of Edinburgh, on condition that he "repair to his lodging in the Burgh and remain there until he satisfies the King's will for the offence committed." John Dundas was afterwards fined 1750 merks (£1,166.13s.4d Scot).

National Archives of Scotland GD135/972 - Lands of Handaxwood. Pre-nuptial contract of marriage between John Dundas, son and apparent heir of James Dundas of Newlistoun [Newliston] and Margaret Hamilton, his spouse, and Margaret Creichtoun [Chrichton] daughter of Patrick Creichtoun of Logtoun (by which Margaret is to be infeft in liferent of lands of Lammelethame [Lamboletham] in Fyff [Fife], and in lands of Craigtoun [Craigton] in regality of Torphichine [Torphichen], sheriffdom of Lynlychtqw [Linlithgow], liferent being reserved to said Margaret Hamilton, and said John to be infeft in fee in lands of Newlistoun, Craigtoun, Lammelethame, Watterstoun [Waterston], Dudestoun, etc., under liferent reservation to said James).

marriage  
  x Margaret Creichton daughter of Patrick Creichton of Logtoun
  the following children were born of this union:
1. James Dundas of Craigton
2. David Dundas of Philpstoun
3. George Dundas of Morton
4. Alexander Dundas born 1601 Abercorn. Shown as apprentice to John Dalzell merchant and baillie 1609. Buried at the Canongate, Edinburgh 1615.
5. Patrick Dundas of Breastmill
6. Anna Dundas married 1615 Sir William Mure

Sir James Dundas
Son of: John Dundas
and: Margaret Creichton
born:  
died: 1637
James Dundas was Knighted before 1613
marriage  
  x Lady Elizabeth Dundas daughter of Sir Walter Dundas of Dundas
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Dundas of Newliston
2. George Dundas of Dubend afterwards of Langtoun married Catherine daughter of William Oliphant. They had issue:
  a. John Dundas of Langtoun died without lawful issue and renounced his right as heir male to Newliston before 1663
  b. George Dundas christened 13/12/1657 Edinburgh
  c. Janet Dundas christened 6/2/1653 Edinburgh
  d. Bethia Dundas christened 26/1/1649 Edinburgh married 1/10/1668 Alexander Frogg. She married 2ndly 1693 Robert Innes
3. James Dundas a merchant in Edinburgh who died without issue

Sir John Dundas
Son of: James Dundas
and: Lady Elizabeth Dundas
born:  
died: 1655
John Dundas was Knighted before 1644. He became involved in a series of debts and during the last years of his life probably never collected any parts of the rents of his estate. In various records John Dundas is shown as James.
marriage  
  x Agnes Gray daughter of Sir William Gray
  the following children were born of this union:
  John Dundas born 1639. Christened Edinburgh 24/10/1639
  Elizabeth Dundas
Elizabeth succeeded to the bankrupt estates of her father in 1655. Craigston seems to have been lost to the family before this time and in 1663 Newliston was acquired by George Campbell an Edinburgh brewer, who had accumulated the whole debts burdening the estate.
Elizabeth continued to live at Newliston and to add to her misfortunes, was made the subject of a forcible abduction in 1667.  William Dundas, brother of James Dundas of Morton was the principal actor in the affair and he was held prisoner in the tollbooth of Edinburgh while the Privy Council made enquiries. Proceedings against William and his accomplices for attempted rape were later given up.
In 1669, Elizabeth Dundas married Sir John Dalrymple of Stair who purchased the lands of Newliston from George Campbell's son.
Lord Stair and Elizabeth Dundas had ten children. The estate of Newliston was sold in 1753 by John 5th Earl of Stair to Roger Hog, banker. Thomas Hog, son of Roger erected a new house on the estate about 1793.