Chalmers Burns Guthrie Tree

Chalmers Burns Guthrie Tree

 

Introduction

If this is the first time you are using these trees, you are advised to read the general introduction which appears here.

This contains four related trees.

Tree A stems from John Chalmer of Strichen. In the course of time the Chalmer family name changed to Chalmers; here we are using Chalmer until James Chalmers (Jr), the Aberdeen printer; thereafter the name is Chalmers.

It is at that point that the second tree begins. There are seventeen generations in this Tree so it is too big to be adequately displayed as one tree. So Tree B begins with James Chalmers, Jr., who is at the end of Tree A.

Tree C starts with Robert Trail and is included here because Susannah Trail married into the Chalmers family. There are more ramifications to the Trail Tree than we have given here – this only represents the ministers in this family most closely connected to Sussannah Trail. The form of the surname used here is Trail, though the form Traill may appear in the records.

Tree D is that of John Burns: two of his sons married into the Chalmers family and are therefore included in Tree B; Tree D only includes his other descendants with ministerial connections.

 

Sources

Besides the normal genealogical resources and those mentioned under particular individuals, the following sources have been extensively used:

www.chalmers-family.org

Genealogy of the descendants of Rev. Thomas Guthrie … , Charles John Guthrie, Edinburgh, A. Elliot, 1902

 

Ministers

There are about 138 ministers in this tree, 45 of them being Free Church ministers. The following are references for all ministers whose names appear in the General Index of Scottish Presbyterian Ministers:

Bain, John: see under B:1.6.7. Elizabeth Christina Burns
Bain, Thomas: see under B:1.6.7. Elizabeth Christina Burns
Barclay, William: see under B:1.1.6. Isabella Brown
Beveridge, John Gardiner: see under B:1.7.1. William Chalmers
Blair, Robert: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. George Chalmer
Blake, James Largie: see under B:1.7.1. William Chalmers
Bonniman, John: see under B:1.6.7. Elizabeth Christina Burns
Brown, Charles John: see under B:1.1.4.
Brown, David: see under B:1.1.3.
Brown, William: see under B:1.1. Catherine Chalmers
Brownlee, John: see under D:1.3.1.2.1. Jane Briggs Burns Smith
Brownlee, William Stevenson: see under D:1.3.1.2.1. Jane Briggs Burns Smith
Bryce, Alexander: see under B:1.7.1. William Chalmers
Bryce, William: see under B:1.7.1. William Chalmers
Burn, David: see under C:1.1.3.1.3. James Trail (twice)
Burnett, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1. Alexander Chalmer
Burns, George: see under D:1.3.
Burns, Islay: see under B:1.1.1.1. Catharine Sarah Brown
Burns, Islay: see under B:1.6.5.
Burns, James: see under B:1.2. Christina Chalmers
Burns, James Chalmers: see under B:1.2.1.
Burns, Robert: see under D:1.2.
Burns, William Hamilton: see under B:1.6. Elisabeth Chalmers
Campbell, William: see under C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail
Chalmer, Alexander: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.
Chalmer, George: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.
Chalmer, George: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.
Chalmer, George: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.
Chalmer, George: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2.
Chalmer, Hugh: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.
Chalmer, James: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.
Chalmer, James: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2.1.
Chalmer, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.
Chalmer, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.2.
Chalmer, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.
Chalmer, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.2.
Chalmer, William: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.
Chalmers, William, Dailly: see under B:1.7.1.
Chalmers, William, Forfar: see under B:1.3.2.
Collins Thomas: see under B:1.3.1.1. Annie Lamb Campbell Thomson
Craig, Hugh: see under C:1.1.2.2. Robert Trail
Dauney, Francis: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Margaret Chalmer
Dempster, John: see under B:1.2.2. Anne Burns
Dow, Anthony: see under C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail (twice)
Dow, David: see under C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail (thrice)
Dow, William: see under C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail
Duff, Robert: see under D:1.3. George Burns
Dunn, Charles: see under B:1.3.1.1. Annie Lamb Campbell Thomson
Fairbairn, John: see under B:1.2.2.4. Alexander Guthrie
Fairbairn, Patrick: see under B:1.2.2.4. Alexander Guthrie
Farquharson, Robert: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer
Ferguson, John: see under D:1.3.1.1. Esther Struthers
Fraser, Alexander Campbell: see under B:1.4.2. Jemima Gordon Dyce
Fraser, Hugh: see under B:1.4.2. Jemima Gordon Dyce
Gallie, Alexander: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer
Gilfillan, Brodie Smith: see under D:1.3.1.2.2. Helen Johnston Smith
Gilfillan, Robert Zuille: see under D:1.3.1.2.2. Helen Johnston Smith
Gordon, Francis: see under B:1.1.4.1. Alexander Brown
Gordon, James: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer
Gordon, Ludovic: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer
Gordon, Robert: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer
Gregory, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Ann Chalmer
Guthrie, David Kelly: see under B:1.2.2.1.
Guthrie, Thomas: see under B:1.2.2. Anne Burns
Johnstone, Gilbert: see under D:1.3.1. Jane Briggs Burns
Lendrum, John: see under B:1.2.2.3.1. Anne Guthrie
Lendrum, Robert Alexander: see under B:1.2.2.3.1. Anne Guthrie
McCosh, James: see under B:1.2.2. Anne Burns
MacLennan, John: see under B:1.5.1.1.1. Robert George Philip
Marshall, Gilbert: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.3. Margaret Chalmer (twice)
Moody, Andrew: see under B:1.6.2.1.
Muirhead, Lewis Andrew: see under D.1.1.1.1.
Murray, John: see under B:1.1.2. Margaret Brown
Paterson, Thomas: see under C:1.3. Helen Trail
Paterson, Thomas: see under C:1.3.1.
Philip, Alexander: see under B:1.5.1.1. Janet Morison Littlejohn
Philip, George: see under B:1.5.1.1. Janet Morison Littlejohn
Philip, John: see under B:1.5.1.1. Janet Morison Littlejohn
Philip, Robert: see under B:1.5.1.1. Janet Morison Littlejohn
Philip, Robert George: see under B:1.5.1.1.1.
Reid, William: see under C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail
Robertson, William: see under C:1.1.3.1.4.2. Dorothea Trail
Ross, William: see under B:1.7.1. William Chalmers
Shand, John: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.2.1. Margaret Dauney
Smith, John: see under D:1.3.1.2. Helen Johnston
Stewart, Charles: see under B:1.6.3. Jane Burns
Struthers, James Symes: see under D:1.3. George Burns
Stuart, Alexander Moody: see under B:1.6.2. Margaret Burns
Stuart, Kenneth Moody: see under B:1.6.2. Margaret Burns
Sutherland, Alexander Mackay: see under B:1.6.6.1. Catharine Sarah Berrie
Thomson, Thomas: see under C:1.1.2.2. Robert Trail (twice)
Thorburn, Joseph: see under B:1.1.5. Catharine Brown
Trail, David: see under C:1.1.3.1.4.
Trail, James: see under A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. James Chalmers
Trail, James: see under C:1.1.1.
Trail, James: see under C:1.1.3.1.3.
Trail, Robert: see under C:1.
Trail, Robert: see under C:1.1.2.2.
Trail, Robert: see under C:1.1.3.
Trail, Robert: see under C:1.1.3.1.
Trail, Robert: see under C:1.1.3.1.4.1.
Trail, William: see under C:1.1.
Trail, William: see under C:1.1.2.
Trail, William: see under C:1.1.2.1.
Turnbull, John: see under B:1.2.2.4. Alexander Guthrie
Urquhart, Alexander: see under B:1.5.1. William Littlejohn
Welsh, William: see under B:1.2.2.2. Christina Guthrie
White, Adam: see under B:1.5.1.2. Jane Littlejohn
Wilson, John: see under B:1.6.7.1. Christian Lydia Bain

 

Tree A

A:1. John Chalmer of Strichen (alive in 1504)

A:1.1. Duncan Chalmer (alive in 1545) was the son of John Chalmer of Strichen. He was a priest and chancellor of Ross.

A:1.2. Andrew Chalmer of Strichen (alive in 1528) was the son of John Chalmer of Strichen.

A:1.2.1. David Chalmer (?-1592), Lord Ormond, was the son of Andrew Chalmer of Strichen. He was a priest and judge.

A:1.2.2. William Chalmer younger of Strichen was the son of Andrew Chalmer of Strichen.

A:1.2.2.1. Alexander Chalmer of Strichen (died prior to 1582) was the son of William Chalmer of Strichen.

A:1.2.2.1.1. James Chalmer of Kynoch (died c.1604) was the son of Alexander Chalmer of Strichen.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1. George Chalmer of Easter Tyrie and Peterstorm (1572-1626) was the son of James Chalmer of Kynoch. He was minister in Huntly, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.317.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1. John Chalmer (1609-1661) was the son of George Chalmer minister in Huntly. He was minister in Gartly, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.309.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1. William Chalmer (1643-1718) was the son of John Chalmer minister of Gartly. He was minister in Kinedward, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.265.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. George Chalmer (1671-1746) was the son of William Chalmer, minister of Kinedward. He became Principal of King’s College, Aberdeen: FES, Vol.7, p.367. He married Christian Campbell, daughter of George Campbell, Professor of Divinity, Edinburgh, and Catherine Blair. For her father, see: FES, Vol.7, p.359. Her mother was the daughter of Robert Blair – a minister with extensive ministerial connections: FES, Vol.5, p.232.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Ann Chalmer (?-1770) was the daughter of George Chalmer, Principal of King’s College. She married James Gregory, Professor of Medicine, Aberdeen. His grand-father was John Gregory, minister of Drumoak: FES, Vol.6, p.50. The Gregory family was most noted for its contributions to science and medicine, though there are a good number of Church of Scotland ministers connected with this family.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.1.1.2. John Chalmer (1673-1729) was the son of William Chalmer, minister of Kinedward. He was minister in Campvere, the Netherlands: FES, Vol.7, p.542.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2. George Chalmer (1616-1660) was the son of George Chalmer, minister in Huntly. He was minister in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.329

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1. Hugh Chalmer (1648-1707) was the son of George Chalmer, minister in Huntly. He was minister in Marnoch, Banffshire: FES, Vol.6, p.322.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1. Alexander Chalmer of Cluny (1682-1752) was the son of Hugh Chalmers, minister in Marnoch. He also was minister there: FES, Vol.6, p.323. He married Barbara Burnet, daughter of John Burnett, mininister in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.176.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. John Chalmer of Schlattie (1712-1800) was the son of Alexander Chalmer of Cluny. He was Principal of King’s College, Aberdeen: FES, Vol.7, p.367.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.2. Margaret Chalmer (1726-1790) was the daughter of Alexander Chalmer of Cluny. She married Francis Dauney, minister in Banchory Ternan, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.6, p.81.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.1.2.1. Margaret Dauney (1763-1833) was the daughter of Francis Dauney, minister in Banchory Ternan. She married John Shand, minister in Kintore, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.169.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2. James Chalmer (1686-1744) was the son of Hugh Chalmer, minister in Marnoch. He was Professor of Divinity, Aberdeen: FES, Vol.7, p.363. He married Jean Chalmer daughter of (A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2.) George Chalmer, minister of Drumblade (that is, his cousin).

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. James Chalmers (1713-1764) was the son of James Chalmer, professor of Divinity. He was the founder of the Aberdeen Journal. He married (C:1.1.1.1.) Susannah Trail, daughter of James Trail, minister in Montrose, Angus: FES, Vol.5, p.414. For her ministerial connections, see Tree C below.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.1.1. James Chalmers (1741-1810) was the son of James Chalmer, printer. He married Margaret Douglas. He stands at the head of the next tree and becomes B:1. James Chalmers.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2. George Chalmer was the son of George Chalmer, minister in Huntly. He was minister in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.305.
He married (1) Elizabeth Gordon. She was: the daughter of James Gordon, minister in Rothiemay, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.331; the sister of Anna Gordon, who married Alexander Gallie, minister in Fordyce, Banffshire: FES, Vol.6, p.288; and the sister of Ludovic Gordon, minister in Huntly: FES, Vol.6, p.317. This Ludovic Gordon married (a) Anna Gordon, who had previously been married to Robert Gordon, minister in Cairney, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.303; and (b) Helen Farquharson,daughter of Robert Farquharson, minister in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.130.
George Chalmer married (2) Rachel Forbes, the daughter of Sir John Forbes of Waterton, who had ministerial connections of her own.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.2.1. James Chalmer (1703-1787) was the son of George Chalmer, minister of Drumblade. He was minister of Daviot, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.156.

A:1.2.2.1.1.1.3. Margaret Chalmer was the daughter of George Chalmer, minister in Huntly. She married Gilbert Marshall, minister of Inverness: FES, Vol.6, p.460. He was the son of Gilbert Marshall, minister in Cromdale, Inverness-shire: FES, Vol.6, p.357.

A:1.2.2.1.1.2. John Chalmer (1575-1611) was the son of James Chalmer of Kynoch. He was sub-Principal of King’s College, Aberdeen, and minister in Keith, Banffshire: FES, Vol.6, p.319.

Tree B

B:1. James Chalmers (1741 -1810). He has been carried over from the tree above – he was A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.1.1. James Chalmers – and a new enumeration has been started. He was the son of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. He too was a printer, Aberdeen.

B:1.1. Catherine Chalmers (1770-1850) was the daughter of James Chalmers (Jr.) printer, Aberdeen. She married Alexander Brown, book-seller, son of William Brown, the secession minister in Craigdam, Aberdeenshire: Small, History Vol.1, p.22. This couple had 12 children and 87 grand-children, so it is not surprising if a few were ministers.

B:1.1.1. William Brown (1796-1861) He was the son of Alexander Brown, book-seller. He was a distributor of stamps. See www.findagrave.com

B:1.1.1.1. Catharine Sarah Brown was the daughter of William Brown, distributor of stamps. She married Islay Burns, the son of William Hamilton Burns – see below.

B:1.1.1.2. Robert Brown Borthwick was the son of William Brown, distributor of stamps. He married Grace Borthwick of Borthwick Castle. He was vicar of St John’s, Clapham, London, England.

B:1.1.1.3. Jane Susan Brown was the daughter of William Brown, distributor of stamps. She married Henry Jephson, rector of Ayot St Peter, Hertfordshire, England.

B:1.1.1.3.1. William Vincent Jephson was the son of Canon Henry Jephson. He was a clergyman – and a cricketer: see here.

B:1.1.2. Margaret Brown (1799-) was the daughter of Alexander Brown, book-seller. She married John Murray, a Free Church minister.

B:1.1.3. David Brown (1803-1897) was the son of Alexander Brown, book-seller. He married his cousin Catherine Dyce, daughter of William Dyce and Catherine Chalmers. He was a Free Church minister.

B:1.1.4. Charles John Brown (1806-1884) was the son of Alexander Brown, book-seller. He was a Free Church minister.

B:1.1.4.1. Alexander Brown (1835-) was the son of Charles John Brown, Free Church minister. He was a merchant in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He married Jane Gordon, the sister of Francis Gordon, a Free Church minister.

B:1.1.5. Catharine Brown (1811-1874) was the daughter of Alexander Brown, book-seller. She married Joseph Thorburn, a Free Church minister.

B:1.1.6. Isabella Brown (1813-1841) was the daughter of Alexander Brown, book-seller. She married William Barclay, a Free Church minister. For his ministerial connections see the Barclay Tree.

B:1.2. Christina Chalmers (1774-1837) was the daughter of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. She married James Burns, minister in Brechin, Angus: FES, Vol.5, p.377. He was the son of John Burns, surveyor of customs. For other sons of his, see Tree D below. Also, see William Hamilton Burns, under B:1.6. Elisabeth Chalmers.

B:1.2.1. James Chalmers Burns (1809-1892) was the son of James Burns, minister in Brechin. He was a Free Church minister.

B:1.2.1.1. Christina Chalmers Burns (1843-1923) was the daughter of James Chalmers Burns, Free Church minister. She married her cousin, James Guthrie of Pitforthie, banker, Brechin.

B:1.2.1.2. Anne Jemima Guthrie Burns (1845-1927) was the daughter of James Chalmers Burns, Free Church minister. She married her cousin, Charles John Guthrie, K.C., LL.D., Senator of the College of Justice, also son of Thomas Guthrie, D.D.

B:1.2.2. Anne Burns (1810-1899) was the daughter of James Burns, minister in Brechin. She married Thomas Guthrie, who became a Free Church minister. His brother, Alexander Guthrie, was medical practitioner in Brechin and had a daughter, Isabella Guthrie, who married James McCosh, a Free Church minister; and a daughter, Jane Guthrie, who married, as his second wife, John Dempster, also a Free Church minister. For him, see also the Thomson Tree. Another brother of Thomas Guthrie, John Guthrie, was a banker in Brechin and had a daughter Isabella Guthrie, who married Robert Fairweather, minister of Nigg, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.6, p.70. For some ministerial connections, see the Cumming Turing Tree.

B:1.2.2.1. David Kelly Guthrie (1831-1896) was the son of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. He was also a Free Church minister.

B:1.2.2.2. Christina Guthrie (1833-1895) was the daughter of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. She married William Welsh of Mossfennan, who was also a Free Church minister.

B:1.2.2.3. James Guthrie (1835-1920) was the son of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. He was a banker in Brechin. He married his cousin Christina Chalmers Burns daughter of James Burns.

B:1.2.2.3.1. Anne Guthrie (1867-1952) was the daughter of James Guthrie, banker, Brechin. She married Robert Alexander Lendrum. He was a Free Church minister, as was his brother, John Lendrum.

B:1.2.2.4. Alexander Guthrie (1846-1934) was the son of Thomas Guthrie, a Free Church minister. He was a merchant in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He married Marian Fairbairn, the daughter of Patrick Fairbairn, a Free Church minister, whose brother was John Fairbairn, a Free Church minister, who married, as his second wife, Agnes Copland Turnbull, sister of John Turnbull, also a Free Church minister.

B:1.3. David Chalmers of Westburn (1778-1859) was the son of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. He was a printer.

B:1.3.1. Catharine Chalmers (1822-1861) was the daughter of David Chalmers of Westburn. She married William Leslie Thomson, ship-owner, Aberdeen.

B:1.3.1.1. Annie Lamb Campbell Thomson (1851-1930) was the daughter of William Leslie Thomson. She married (1) Charles Dunn, minister of Birse, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.84; and (2) Thomas Collins, a Free Church minister.

B:1.3.2. William Chalmers (1824?-1894?) was the son of David Chalmers of Westburn. He was probably the Free Church minister who served briefly in Forfar, Angus, and in Edinburgh. See Blog: Falling between Two Censuses.

B:1.4.Margaret Chalmers (1776-1856) was the daughter of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. She married William Dyce, M.D. For this family see: here

B:1.4.1, Catharine Dyce (1803-1879) was the daughter of William Dyce, M.D. She married her cousin, B:1.1.3. David Brown.

B:1.4.2. Jemima Gordon Dyce (1819-1907) was the daughter of William Dyce, M.D. She married Alexander Campbell Fraser, a Free Church minister. His father, Hugh Fraser, was also a Free Church minister.

B:1.4.2.1. Alexander Campbell Fraser (1860-1941) was the son of Alexander Campbell Fraser, Free Church minister. He was vicar of Venerable Bede’s Church, Monkwearmouth, County Durham, England.

B:1.5. Jean Chalmers (1781-1859) was the daughter of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. She married James Littlejohn, architect, Aberdeen. For this family, see here

B:1.5.1. William Littlejohn was the son of James Littlejohn, architect, Aberdeen. He was manager of Town and County Bank, Aberdeen who married (1) Janet Bentley and (2) Margaret J. Urquhart: she was the daughter of Alexander Urquhart, minister of Tough, Aberdeenshire: FES, Vol.6, p.141.

B:1.5.1.1. Janet Morison Littlejohn (1831-1895) was the daughter of William Littlejohn, bank manager, Aberdeen, and Janet Bentley. She married John Philip, a Free Church minister, whose brothers were Alexander Philip, George Philip and Robert Philip, all Free Church ministers.

B:1.5.1.1.1. Robert George Philip (1868-1953) was the son of John Philip, a Free Church minister. He was also a Free Church minister and he married Henrietta Bell MacLennan, the daughter of John MacLennan, another Free Church minister.

B:1.5.1.1.1.1. Robert Rainy Philip (1904-1993) was the son of Robert George Philip. He too was a minister.

B:1.5.1.2. Jane Littlejohn (1833-1917) was the daughter of William Littlejohn, bank manager, Aberdeen. She married Adam White, a Free Church minister.

B:1.5.1.3. Ruth Littlejohn (1842-1931) was the daughter of William Littlejohn, bank manager, Aberdeen. She married James Monro, Bengal Civil service, then commissioner of police London, later Bombay medical missionary: see here.

B:1.5.1.4. Charles Peter Littlejohn (1848-1920) was the son of William Littlejohn, bank manager, Aberdeen. He became a clergyman of the Church of England.

B:1.6. Elisabeth Chalmers (1784-1879) was the daughter of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. She married William Hamilton Burns, a Free Church minister. He was the son of John Burns, surveyor of customs, and brother of James Burns who married B:1.2. Christina Chalmers. For other sons of John Burns, see Tree D below.

B:1.6.1. Burns (1808-1871) was the son of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. He became a Roman Catholic publisher (Burns & Oates), London, England. See here.

B:1.6.1.1. Elisabeth Jane Burns was the daughter of James Burns, publisher, London. She became a teaching nun in the Ursuline Convent, Greenwich, London, England.

B:1.6.1.2. Caroline Ann Burns was the daughter of James Burns, publisher, London. She became a teaching nun.

B:1.6.1.3. Harriet Frances Burns was the daughter of James Burns, publisher, London. She became a teaching nun in the Ursuline Convent, Greenwich, London, England.

B:1.6.1.4. Mary Isabel Burns was the daughter of James Burns, publisher, London. She became a sister of mercy, superioress of the Orphanage for Boys, Mill Hill, London, England.

B:1.6.1.5. Margaret Agnes Burns was the daughter of James Burns, publisher, London. She became a teaching nun.

B:1.6.1.6. William James Burns was the son of James Burns, publisher, London. He became a priest and Chaplain to Nazareth House, Hammersmith, London, England.

B:1.6.2. Margaret Burns (1810-1878) was the daughter of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. She married George Moody, writer, Paisley, Renfrewshire. He was a brother of Alexander Moody Stuart and an uncle of Kenneth Moody Stuart – both Free Church ministers.

B:1.6.2.1. Andrew Moody (1837-) was the son of George Moody, writer. He was a Free Church minister.

B:1.6.3. Jane Burns (1812-1849) was the daughter of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. She married Charles Stewart, a Free Church minister.

B:1.6.4. William Chalmers Burns (1815-1868) was the son of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. He became a missionary to China: see here.

B:1.6.5. Islay Burns (1817-1872) was the son of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. He became the Professor of Divinity, Free Church College.

B:1.6.5.1. Islay Ferrier Burns (1854-1924) was the son of Islay Burns, Free Church minister. He was a minister in Cambridge, England.

B:1.6.6. Charlotte Grizel Burns (1819-d.>1900) was the daughter of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. She married Miller Berrie, merchant, Dundee.

B:1.6.6.1. Catharine Sarah Berrie (c.1853-1931) was the daughter of Miller Berrie, merchant, Dundee. She married Alexander Mackay Sutherland, a Free Church minister.

B:1.6.7. Elizabeth Christina Burns (1822-d.>1900) was the daughter of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. She married Thomas Bain, a Free Church minister. His brother, John Bain, was a Free Church minister; and his mother, Christian Bonniman, was the daughter of John Bonniman, a minister: FES, Vol.6, p.181. For this family see here.

B:1.6.7.1. Christian Lydia Bain (1847-1933) was the daughter of Thomas Bain, Free Church minister. She married John Wilson, a Free Church minister.

B:1.6.7.2. Margaret Georgina Bain (1855-1843) was the daughter of Thomas Bain, Free Church minister. She married Ernest Mabille. He was the son of Adolphe Mabille, a missionary of the Société de Missions Évangélique de Paris, and was born in Lesotho. He and his wife were also missionaries of that Society.

B:1.6.8. Walter Burns (1824-d.1901<>1911) was the son of William Hamilton Burns, Free Church minister. He was a newspaper editor. He married Agnes Steen, daughter of Rev. Isaiah Steen of the Royal Institution of Belfast.

B:1.7. William Chalmers (1786-1862) was the son of James Chalmers, printer, Aberdeen. He was a surgeon.

B:1.7.1. William Chalmers (1812-1894) was the son of William Chalmers, surgeon. He was a Free Church minister. See also here. He married Emily Blake Bryce. She was the daughter of William Bryce, minister in Aberdour, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.4; and the grand-daughter of Alexander Bryce, minister in Kirk Newton, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.151. Three of her sisters also married ministers: Margaret Grahame Bryce married John Gardiner Beveridge, minister of Inveresk, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.327; Janetta Bryce married James Largie Blake, minister of Langton, Berwickshire: FES, Vol.2, p.24; Barbara Ann Bryce married William Ross, a Free Church minister.

Tree C

C:1. Robert Trail (1603-1678) was the son of Col. James Trail of Killcleary, Ireland, and grand-son of the laird of Blebo, Fife. He was minister of Greyfriars, Edinburgh: FES, Vol.1, p.38.

C:1.1. William Trail (1640-1714) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Greyfriars, Edinburgh. He was minister of Borthwick, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.302.

C:1.1.1. James Trail (1681-1723) was the son of William Trail, minister of Borthwick. He was minister of Montrose, Angus: FES, Vol.5, p.414.

C:1.1.1.1. Susannah Trail (1720-1791) was the daughter of James Trail, minister of Montrose. She married A:1.2.2.1.1.1.2.1.2.1. James Chalmers, the founder of the Aberdeen Journal – see above.

C:1.1.2. William Trail (1683-1743) was the son of William Trail, minister of Borthwick. He was minister in Benholm, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.5, p.455.

C:1.1.2.1. William Trail (1712-1756) was the son of William Trail, minister in Benholm. He was minister in St Monans, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.178. He married his cousin, C:1.1.3.3. Mary Trail, the daughter of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride.

C:1.1.2.1.1. William Trail (1746-1831) was the son of William Trail, minister of St Monans. He became Chancellor of Down and Connor, Ireland. See here.

C:1.1.2.2. Robert Trail (1720-1775) was the son of William Trail, minister in Benholm. He was Professor of Divinity, Glasgow: FES, Vol.7, p.401. He married Christian Thomson, daughter of Thomas Thomson, minister of Auchtermuchty, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.126. This Thomas Thomson married Margaret Craig, the daughter of Hugh Craig, minister in Galashiels, Selkirkshire: FES, Vol.2, p.177; and he had a son, Thomas Thomson, who was minister in Dailly, Ayrshire: FES, Vol.3, p.29. From this family comes Rev. John Thomson, the artist: see here. See also under C:1.3.1.1. Elizabeth Paterson.

C:1.1.3. Robert Trail (1687-1783) was the son of William Trail, minister of Borthwick. He was minister in Panbride, Angus: FES, Vol.5, p.448.

C:1.1.3.1. Robert Trail (1719-1798) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride and he succeeded his father there: FES, Vol.5, p.448. He married Jean Dow, the daughter of Anthony Dow, minister of Fettercairn, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.5, p.462. This Anthony Dow married Ann Reid, daughter of William Reid, minister of Dunning, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.269; and he had a son David Dow, who was minister in Dron, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.203; and his sister-in-law, Margaret Reid, married William Campbell, minister of Kirkinner, Wigtownshire, who had several ministerial relations: FES, Vol.2, p.365. This David Dow married his cousin Magdalen Campbell, daughter of William Campbell, minister in Kirkinner; and he had issue including Anthony Dow, minister of Kirkpatrick-Irongray, Kirkcudbrightshire: FES, Vol.2, p.289 (who had two sons in the ministry David Dow, his successor, and William Dow, Tongland, Kirkcudbrightshire: FES, Vol.2, p.426); and David Dow, minister of Errol, Perthshire: FES, Vol.4, p.208.

C:1.1.3.1.1. Robert Trail (1754-1842) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride. He was rector of Ballintory, Coleraine, Ireland – according to FES but actually Ballintoy – from 1791-1842. See here.

C:1.1.3.1.2. Anthony Trail (1755-1831) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride. He became Archdeacon of Down, Ireland.

C:1.1.3.1.3. James Trail (1757-1816) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride. He was minister of St Cyrus, Kincardineshire. FES, Vol.5, p.483. He married Ann Burn, daughter of David Burn, minister of Largo, Fife: FES, Vol.5, p.219. This man was the son of David Burn, minister of Fetteresso, Kincardineshire: FES, Vol.5, p.465.

C:1.1.3.1.4. David Trail (1765-1850) was son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride. He succeeded his father there: FES, Vol.5, p.448.

C:1.1.3.1.4.1. Robert Trail (1805-1880) was the son of David Trail, minister of Panbride. He was a Free Church minister.

C:1.1.3.1.4.2. Dorothea Trail (1806-1875) was the daughter of David Trail, minister in Panbride. She married William Robertson, minister of Carmylie, Angus: FES, Vol.5, p.433.

C:1.1.3.2. James Trail (-1783) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Panbride. He was Bishop of Down and Connor, Ireland: The Gentleman’s Magazine, Volume 101, Part 2; Volume 150.

C:1.1.3.2.1. Anthony Trail (-1831) was the son of James Trail, Bishop of Down and Connor. He was Archdeacon of Connor, Ireland.

C:1.1.3.2.2. Willaim Trail (-1831) was the son of James Trail, Bishop of Down and Connor. He was Chancellor of Connor.

C:1.1.3.3. Mary Trail (1731-?) was the daughter of Robert Trail of Panbride. She married (C:1.1.2.1.) William Trail, minister of St Monans – see above.

C:1.2. Robert Trail (1642-1716) was the son of Robert Trail, minister of Greyfriars. Edinburgh. He was minister in London, England: here.

C:1.3. Helen Trail was the daughter of Robert Trail, minister of Greyfriars. She married Thomas Paterson, minister in Borthwick, Midlothian: FES, Vol.1, p.302.

C:1.3.1. Thomas Paterson was the son of Thomas Paterson, minister of Borthwick. He also was minister in Borthwick: FES, Vol.1, p.302.

C:1.3.1.1. Elizabeth Paterson (1662-1698) was the daughter of Thomas Paterson, minister of Borthwick. She married, as her second husband, James Thomson, minister in Elgin, Moray: FES, Vol.6, p.389.
This source says that James Thomson was the son of William Thomson of Newton of Collessie; that he married Janet Brodie after the death of his first wife, whom he married in 1696, and that he is the father of Dr James Thomson who translated the commentaries of Antoninus.
The William Thomson (1677-) mentioned above – see C:1.1.2.3. Robert Trail – is described as the son of William Thomson of Newton of Collessie and Jane Brodie; and the brother of Dr James who translated the commentaries of Antoninus.
There is clearly some inconsistency here – William couldn’t be the brother of Dr James if he was born 19 years before James, the minister, married for the first time – and it is much more likely that James and William are brothers. This source speaking of James, minister in Elgin, says: “The second son, Thomas Thomson, was admitted minister of Auchtermuchty”, but an online version of the same source – here – has a hand-written emendation saying that it was William’s son, Thomas Thomson, who was admitted to Auchtermuchty. Hence Elizabeth Paterson married into the same family of Thomsons as her second cousin, Robert Trail.

Tree D

D:1. John Burns, surveyor of customs. For his sons: Burns, William Hamilton: see under B:1.6. Elisabeth Chalmers; and Burns, James: see under B:1.2. Christina Chalmers.

D.1.1. Islay Burns (1780-) was the son of James Burns, minister in Brechin. He was a surveyor of customs.

D.1.1.1. Mary Burns (1823-1891) was the daughter of Islay Burns, surveyor of customs. She married John William Muirhead, writer.

D.1.1.1.1. Lewis Andrew Muirhead (1856-1926) was the son of John William Muirhead, writer. He was a Free Church minister.

D:1.2. Robert Burns (1789-1869) was the son of James Burns, minister in Brechin. He was a Free Church minister. His second wife was Elizabeth Bell Bonar – for whom, see the Bonar Tree.

D:1.2.1. Robert Ferrier Burns (1826-1896) was the son of Robert Burns, Free Church minister. He was minister of Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Kingston, Canada.

D:1.3. George Burns (1789-1876) was the son of James Burns, minister in Brechin. He was a Free Church minister. He married Esther Crawford White Struthers. She was the daughter of James Struthers, minister of College Street Relief Church, Edinburgh. Her brother, James Symes Struthers, was minister in St Andrew’s, British Guiana: FES, Vol.7, p.675; and this man had a daughter, Catherine Struthers, who married Robert Duff, minister of All Saints’, British Guiana: FES, Vol.7, p.673.

D:1.3.1. Jane Briggs Burns (1828-1911) was the daughter of George Burns, Free Church minister. She married Gilbert Johnstone, a Free Church minister.

D:1.3.1.1. Esther Struthers (1851-1882) Johnston was the daughter of Gilbert Johnston, Free Church minister. She married John Ferguson, minister of Linlithgow, West Lothian: FES, Vol.1, p.217.

D:1.3.1.2. Helen Johnston (1860-1926) was the daughter of Gilbert Johnston, Free Church minister. She married John Smith, minister of Partick, Glasgow: FES, Vol.3, p.429.

D:1.3.1.2.1. Jane Briggs Burns Smith (1883-1919) was the daughter of John Smith, minister. She married William Stevenson Brownlee, minister of Clydebank, Dunbartonshire: FES, Vol.3, p.337. He was the son of John Brownlee, minister in Rutherglen, West, Glasgow: FES, Vol.3, p.489.

D:1.3.1.2.2. Helen Johnston Smith (1885-1931) was the daughter of John Smith, minister. She married Brodie Smith Gilfillan, minister of Inch, Wigtownshire: FES, Vol.2, p.338. He was the son of Robert Zuille Gilfillan, minister in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire: FES, Vol.3, p.154.