Name: David Preston
Suffix: of Whitehill, later of Craigmillar
Residence: Whitehill, then Craigmillar
Change Date: 6 JUL 2011
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 cracroftspeerage.co.uk 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)
Father: John Preston
Mother: Jane Crichton b: ABT 1562
Margaret Ker b: in of Fawdounsyde
- George Preston b: ABT 1612