Lords Crichton of Sanquhar (1487)
1st Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.b.1444, a.1487-1488, d.1494-1495
The Crichton family had minor holdings around
2nd Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.b.1476, a.1494-1495, d.1513
Grandson of the 1st Lord and Christian Erskine, and son of
Robert Crichton of Kinnoull (b.b.1460, d.c.1483-1492) and Lady Marion Stuart
(b.b.1460, d.?), daughter of John Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox. He was probably killed at
3rd Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.b.1491, a.1513, d.1516-1520
Son of the 2nd Lord and Marion Maxwell (b.?, d.b.1527).
4th Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.1515-1520, a.1516-1520, d.1535-1536
Son of the 3rd Lord and Elizabeth Murray (b.b.1500, d.?).
5th Lord Crichton, William Crichton, b.b.1520, a.1535-1536, d.1550
Younger brother of the 4th Lord.
6th Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.b.1550, a.1550, d.1561
Son of the 5th Lord and Elizabeth Fleming (b.b.1526, d.?), daughter of Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord Fleming.
7th Lord Crichton, Edward Crichton, b.?, a.1561, d.1569
Younger brother of the 6th Lord.
8th Lord Crichton, Robert Crichton, b.c.1568, a.1569, d.1612
Son of the 7th Lord and Margaret Douglas (b.b.1551, d.?), daughter of Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig (after her husbandís death she re-married William Graham, 5th Earl of Menteith).
9th Lord Crichton, William Crichton, b.c.1578, a.1612, d.1642-1643
Grandson of the 5th Lord and son of William Crichton (b.b.1550, d.?) and Katherine Carmichael. He was created 1st Viscount of Air and 1st Lord Sanquhar in 1622, and in 1633 was created 1st Earl of Dumfries and 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar and Cumnock.
1st Earl of
2nd Earl of Dumfries, William Crichton, b.c.1598, a.1642-1643, d.1691
Son of the 1st Earl and Euphemia Seton (b.b.1582, d.?). In 1690, his only surviving son recently dead and his grandson just born, he obtained a decree that the title would fall to the grandson, and failing that, on his grandsons sisters and whomsoever children they produced.
3rd Earl of Dumfries, William Crichton, b.b.1690, a.1691, d.1694-1694
Grandson of the 2nd Earl and Penelope Swift, and son of Charles Crichton, Lord Crichton (b.?, d.1689-1690) and Sarah Dalrymple, daughter of Sir James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair. He died very young and the title transferred to his older sister.
4th Earl (Countess) of
Older sister of the 3rd Earl.
5th Earl of Dumfries, William Dalrymple-Crichton, b.b.1716, a.1741-1742, d.1768
Son of the Countess of
6th Earl of Dumfries, Patrick MacDowall-Crichton, b.1726, a.1768, d.1803
Grandson of the Countess of
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(Last updated: 13/09/2012)