Category: Ancestral Families

Robert I, popularly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, and eventually led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland’s place as an […]

John FitzAlan 2nd Baron Arundel was born on 30 Nov 1364 in Buckland, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died on 14 Aug 1390 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried after 14 Aug 1390 in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Elizabeth Le Despencer Baroness Arundel in 1384 in Arundel, […]

William Black , born Mar 1744 in Malone, Antrim, Ireland; died 4 Feb 1834 in Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland, son of William Black  and  Eleanor Thetford. He married (1) on 20 Aug 1782 in Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland Mary Gardiner, born 1764 in Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland; died Mar 1821, daughter of James Gardiner and Catherine Skerrett ; (2) […]

  • born Belfast, UK
  • died Craigavon, UK

  John Black, born 1647, in Belfast, Ireland and married Jane Eccles b 1653. He became a prominent merchant of Belfast.  As a young man, he did his merchant apprentice, which took seven years. In his last year of apprenticeship he was required to be a “supercargo,” which meant he was to travel on  board […]

  • born Belfast, UK
  • died Belfast, UK

John Eccles, born 1575 in Kildonan, Ayrshire, Scotland. He died 1597 in Kildonan, Ayrshire, Scotland, son of John Eccles and Mrs. John Eccles.  He married in 1598 in Kildonan, Ayrshire, Scotland  Janet Cathcart, born About 1576 in Carleton, Ayrshire, Scotland, daughter of John Cathcart and Helen Wallace. Children of John Eccles and Janet Cathcart were […]

John Cathcart, born 1538 in Carleton, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 1612, son of Robert Cathcart.  He married in 1570 in Carleton, Ayrshire, Scotland Helen Wallace, born 1538 in Colstoun, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 1623, daughter of Sir William of Craigie Wallace and Margaret Kennedy. Children of John Cathcart and Helen Wallace were as follows: Janet Cathcart, born […]

Sir William Wallace 12th of Craigie, born 1507 in Craigie, Angus, Scotland; died 1538. Son of Sir William Wallace 16th of Riccarton and 11th of Craigie and Elizabeth Campbell.  He married Margaret Kennedy, born 1513; died 1596, daughter of Alexander 4th of Bargany Kennedy and  Marion of Mochrum Dunbar;  in 1492 in Scotland.. Sir William’s […]