Johnson / Bryans Families

Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

John Kelso[1]

Male 1661 - 1712  (~ 97 years)

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  • Name John Kelso 
    Born Between 1615 and 1661 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1712  [2
    Person ID I0810  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father Robert Kelso, of Halrig
              b. Between 1592 and 1615
              d. Between 1652 and 1715  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Jean Osburn
              b. Between 1599 and 1618 
    Married 1639 
    Marriage Contract 12 Jul 1639  [2, 3
    Siblings 1  
    Family ID F0333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Mary Hamilton
              b. Between 1635 and 1661
              d. Between 25 Jun 1681 and 1771  (Age ~ 46 years) 
     1. Robert Kelso
              b. 29 Jun 1677
              d. 1752  (Age 74 years)
     2. Elizabeth Kelso
              b. 15 Aug 1679
              d. Bef 1789  (Age < 109 years)
     3. John Kelso
              b. 25 Jun 1681, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1791  (Age < 109 years)
     4. William Kelso
              b. Between 1651 and 1713
              d. Bef 1823  (Age ~ 171 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F0274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
  • Most likely born 1645ish, assuming c. 30 when his son Robert was born.
    From History of the County of Ayr1:
    John Kelso of Kelsoland succeeded his father. He sold the old family estates, in 1671, to James Brisbane of Bishopton, who altered the name to Brisbane. Mr Kelso, who enjoyed, until his demise, the office of collector and sole surveyor of the Customs of Port-Glasgow, married Mary, daughter of the Rev. Archibald Hamilton, minister of Wigton, brother of James, first Viscount Claneboye, and son of the Rev. Hans Hamilton, vicar of Dunlop [note that Archibald Hamilton was actually nephew of James Viscount Claneboye and grandson of Hans Hamilton], and had:

    1. Robert, who was Captain of an Indiaman in the merchant service. He married Jane Oakley, widow of Captain Norris, RN. and dying in 1752, left a daughter, Mary, and a son, John, of whom hereafter as inneritor of Dankeith
    2. William

    The second son, William Kelso, WS [Writer of the Signet] acquired in 1693 the lands of Dankeith

    Kelso of Kelsoland2 has the following additional or different information:
    John Kelso of Kelsoland succeded his father in the estate, and with the consent of his son John, sold the lands in 1671 to a relative, James Brisbane of Bishopton, who altered the name of the estate to "Brisbane", by which appelation from that time down to the present it is still known....He married Mary Jane, daughter of Rev. Archibald Hamilton, Minister of Wigton, brother of James, Viscount of Clandeboise, and descended of Sir John Hamilton of Cadzow.

    Family Life
    With Mary Hamilton, John had four children:
    1. Robert, b. 1677 who married Jane Oakley
    2. Elizabeth, b. 1679
    3. John, b. 1681
    4. William

    [1] History of the County of Ayr, James Paterson, 1852, page 480
    [2] Kelso of Kelsoland, Compiled by Clarence E Kelso & Wilber M Kelso

  • Sources 
    1. [S0103] Burke's Landed Gentry 1st Edition, John Burke Esq, (1835), Page 534.

    2. [S0150] Burke's Landed Gentry 11th Edition, Ashworth Peter Burke, (1906), Kelso of Kelsoland, page 938, 1906.

    3. [S0152] History of the County of Ayr, James Paterson, (Edinburgh, 1852), Page 480.