Johnson / Bryans Families

Tracing the ancestry of Pamela Murdoch Bryans and Maurice Alan Johnson

Robert Kelso, of Halrig

Male 1615 - 1715  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Robert Kelso 
    Born Between 1592 and 1615 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1652 and 1715 
    Person ID I0941  Johnson Tree
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 

    Father William Kelso, of Halrig
              b. Between 1540 and 1602
              d. Jul 1650  (Age ~ 110 years) 
    Mother Eleanore Livingston
              b. Between 1556 and 1634
              d. Bef 1744  (Age ~ 187 years) 
    1. Robert Kelso, of Halrig
              b. Between 1592 and 1615
              d. Between 1652 and 1715
    Family ID F0799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Jean Osburn
              b. Between 1599 and 1618 
    Married 1639 
     1. John Kelso
              b. Between 1615 and 1661
              d. 1712  (Age ~ 97 years)
     2. William Kelso, of Dalkeith
              b. Between 1615 and 1716
              d. Bef 1826  (Age ~ 210 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F0333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
  • Born 1615ish, given marriage in 1639.

    From Kelso of Kelsoland:
    Robert of Halrig, afterwards of Kelsoland, who repurchased the estate of Kelsoland from Hugh Schaw, son of John Schaw, in 1638. This gentleman was a staunch upholder of the Solemn League and Covenant. His name is mentioned in the "Rowallane Papers" as being Major in Lord Eglintoun's Regiment of Horse, and was wounded at the battle of Marston Moor, in 1633. His name is attached to the "Minutes of the Large Committee", anent the outrigging to the Duke of Hamilton 1648. In 1652 he was fined four thousand eight hundred pounds, Scots, by General Middleton and was much harassed by the prelatical party and was subjected to divers ruinous fines for harbouring persecuted Covenanters. He married Jean, daughter of John Osburn, Provost of Ayr, and had two sons: John and William.

    The following comes from the Montgomery Manuscripts2:
    Kelsoland was the name of an estate in the parish of Largs, so called from Hugh de Kelso, or Kelcho, who owned it in 1296, and whose descendants held it, without interruption until 1624, when the property passed into the hands of the Shaws of Greenock...Robert Kelso of Halrig, the heir male of the Kelso family, and the thirteenth in descent from Hugh de Kelso the founder, re-purchased Kelsoland from Hugh Shaw, son of Patrick. Robert Kelso's son John, finally alienated the estate in 1671, to James Shaw of Ballygellie, county Antrim, who from the time of his marriage with his cousin, Elizabeth Brisbane, had taken her name. From that time, Kelsoland has formed part of the Brisbane estate in the parish of Largs.

    [1] Kelso of Kelsoland, Compiled by Clarence E Kelso and Wilber M Kelso. page 13
    [2] Montgomery Manuscripts, Belfast, 1869 ( page 53 ( Note that the Montgomery Manuscripts are often mentioned in connection with the Hamilton Manuscripts, which I reference elsewhere (e.g. Archibald Hamilton) as the Hamiltons and Kelsos intermarried at least once.