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  • ID: I15175
  • Name: David Preston
  • Suffix: of Whitehill, later of Craigmillar
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Whitehill, then Craigmillar
  • Note:

    Also married, 22 July, 1620, Susannah, dau of Alexander Colville, Commendator of Culross, and relict of John Monypenny, flar of Pitmillie (d. 1 Aug 1617), who she married after 12 Sep 1609.
    (The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert ....)
    The Preston Genealogy site implies Susannha is the mother of David?s three children, but re Colville of Culross, Lord (S, 1604), says;
    Susanna Colville, mar. (1) after 12 Sep 1609 John Monypenny of Pitmillie (d. 1 Aug 1617), and (2) after 22 Jul 1620 David Preston of Whitehill, and had issue by her first husband
    The direct succession of the Prestons ended in 1639 with the death of Robert, Sir Simon?s grandson; and the next laird, David, one of the Whitehill branch, served heir with the remote connection of pronepotis trinepotis tritavi. His son George sold the barony of Craigmillar in 1660 to Sir John Gilmour.
    Appears to have been cited as a rebel in 1590.
    (The Ruined Castles of Mid-Lothian. By John Dickson)
  • _UID: 8C1EA9C45A0245C686A51CD7F80EA1AEF132
  • Change Date: 6 JUL 2011

    Father: John Preston
    Mother: Jane Crichton b: ABT 1562

    Marriage 1 Margaret Ker b: in of Fawdounsyde
    • Married: 14 APR 1608
    1. Has Children George Preston b: ABT 1612
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