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William Montgomery

Also Known As: "William of Maybole & of America"
Birthplace: Maybole Parish, Ayrshire , Scotland
Death: Died in New Castle, Delaware
Place of Burial: Cosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Montgomery and Katherine Scott
Husband of Isabel Montgomery
Father of Robert Montgomery; James Montgomery, Captain; Anna Montgomery; Elizabeth Montgomery; William Montgomery and 3 others
Brother of James Montgomery Sr; Elizabeth Montgomery and Catherine McAdam

Managed by: Tim Stamps
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About William Montgomery


William Montgomery

  • Born 1660 in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
  • Son of Hugh Montgomery and Katherine Scott
  • Brother of James Montgomery
  • Husband of Isabella Burnett — married January 8, 1684 in Maybole Parish, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
  • Father of:
    • Robert Montgomery,
    • Alexander Montgomery,
    • Anna Montgomery,
    • Elizabeth Montgomery,
    • William Montgomery,
    • James Montgomery,
    • Jane Montgomery
  • Died 1721 in Allentown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USAmap

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From: http://www.angelfire.com/ca/dhowe/montgomery.html

Lists all 26+ generations prior to this generation:

Generation 27:William of America of Brigend Montgomery 

  • Birth:   Abt 1650  Brigend, Maybole Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland 
  • Death: Abt 1721  Scotland 
  • Father: Hugh Montgomery b: Abt 1628 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland 
  • Mother: Catherine Scott    b: Abt 1628 in Clerkington, Scotland 
  • Marriage: Isobel of Lenthentie Burnet b: Abt 1665 in Lenthentie, Scotland 
    • Married: 8 Jan. 1685 in Edinburgh, Scotland 
    • Children:
      • Robert of Brigend Montgomery  b: Abt 1686 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland;  
      • Anna Montgomery  b: 1691 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland; 
      • William of Doctors Creek Montgomery  b: Abt 1702 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland; 
      • James Montgomery  b: Abt 1703 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland; 
      • Alexander Montgomery (Sr)  b: Abt 1705 in Brigend, Maybole, Ayr, Scotland
  • FIrst Montgomery to travel to America settling on the lands of his father in law. In 1702 he crossed the ocean to America settling his family on Doctors Creek, in Monmouth County, East Jersey

From: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Montgomery/default.aspx?section=ysnp

'''''DNA INFO:'''''
  • The branches on the paternal tree are haplogroups. SNP markers on the Y-Chromosome define them. This page displays Y-Chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) SNP results for the project. It shows Y-DNA haplogroups and all SNP results both positive (derived) and negative (ancestral). A plus, +, sign denotes positive results. A negative, -, sign denotes negative results. You may learn more about Y-Chromosome SNPs on the Understanding Y-DNA SNP Results learning page. Learn more about this page. This page displays project members’ Y-DNA haplogroups and SNP results. Predicted haplogroups are in red, and confirmed haplogroups are in green.
  • Paternal Ancestor Name: M-0055 William b Brigend Ayr Scot 1660 d NJ 1721; Haplogroup: R1b1 (green colored); Confirmed SNPs: P25+
  • Paternal Ancestor Name: M-0043 William b Brigend Ayr Scot 1660 d NJ 1721; Haplogroup: R1b1a2 (green colored); Confirmed SNPs: R-M269; M173+, M207+, M269+, M343+, P25+, M126-, M153-, M160-, M18-, M222-, M37-, M65-, M73-, P66-, SRY2627-

From: http://deepsouthernroots.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I79933&tree=T1&PHPSESSID=9a30f952c4f2c16539b1a6bfdaa06c9d

William Montgomery, Major

  • This generation said to be also - John, came to America Between 1720-40.
  • Settled near Newark, Delaware, near the Pa line and Ivy Mills (Mill Creek Hundred New Castle De.) in Chester Co, Pa. where Thomas Willcox also settled.
  • Query from Gem7232@aol.com 10-29-97 had Wm. Francis Montgomery Sr. m Mary Rebecca Palmer, had Wm. Francis Montgomery Jr of New Castle m Myrtle Gertrude Coverly of Mt. Holly, N.J., Newlin Lester, Robert P, Frank B.,Dorothy Elma, Edith, Wm. Jr. b 10 Jan 1895 d Jul 7, 1961 had Wm. Fr. III, Charolette Ruth, Harold Dennis, Robert Donald, Dorotny Mae and Mildred Pearl.
  • Ruth Montgomery at hartmont@netusal.net had Robert in Ga. with children Wm. Prettyman Marvel, John M, Elizabeth, Nancy, Samuel James, Lavina, Robert,George and Thomas. He married Patiance Marvel b De and her Mother was a Prettyman also b De. He was in Ga. at the same time as Marvel and Knowles families from De. all went to same church. Her On Line page is http://www.netusa1.net/~hartmont a numeral 1 not lower case L...


  • has other children for this couple.

From: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/MONTGOMERY/2003-10/1066684552 From what I see many have taken the position that the Alexander Montgomery (born ca 1700) who was a son of William Montgomery and Isabel Burnett is the same Alexander who married Anna Sutherland? *

  • Don't see how this is possible as William, Isabel and children (including an Alexander) were in New Jersey about 1700, long before the other Alexander and Anna Sutherland arrived in 1738 with their own offspring in tow.
  • In addition the two Alexanders were from different areas -one from Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland while the other (married Anna Sutherland) came from Bridgend, Islay, Scotland. (Islay is one of the Inner Hebrides Islands). Somewhere in all of this these locations became confused to the extent that William Montgomery (husband of Isabel) is shown as being from Bridgend in Ayrshire...no such place.
  • William is from Maybole, Maybole Parish, Ayrshire.

From: "Tom Montgomery" <tommontgomery@cox.net> 
Subject: [MONTGOMERY-L] Alexander Montgomery and Anna Sutherland 
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:15:53 -0700


4/4/14: There is a castle Brigend in Maybole Parish, Ayrshire, Scotland/ps http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Brigend,_Maybole,_Ayershire,_Scotland

  • Brigend was the family home of one branch of the Montgomery's that left Scotland about 1702, to settle in Monmouth, New Jersey.
  • Brigend, or Bridgend as formerly spelt, is in the Parish of Maybole, Ayrshire, and situated immediately on the banks of the river Doon, about one fourth of a mile below, and on the opposite side to Alloway Kirkyard. It was known as Nether Auchindraine, previously to the building (in the year 1466) of the "Old Bridge of Doon" so celebrated in " Tam O'Shanter." Abercrummie, who wrote prior to the Revolution, speaks of it "as a pretty dwelling, surrounded also with gardens, orchards, and parks;" but of this pretty dwelling scarcely a vestige now remains. From the ruins, however, which are now in existence, it seems to have consisted of a small tower, having a few houses probably attached, and no doubt surrounded by a moat. And the marriage settlement of William's son, dated in 1626, speaks of the "Land of Nether Auchindraine with tour, fortallice, maner place, yairdis, orchardis"'

Several other sites showing Brigend, Maybole Parish, Ayr, Scotland/ps:



William Montgomerie (b. 1654, d. 1721)

  • son of Hugh Montgomerie and Katherine Scott
  • was born 1654 in Brigend, Ayrshire, Scotland, and
  • died 1721 in New Jersey.
  • He married Isabella Burnett on January 08, 1683/84 in Edinburgh, New Jersey,
    • daughter of Robert Burnett.

 Notes for William Montgomerie: William Montgomery,

  • eldest son of Hugh and Katharine (Scott) Montgomery,
  • born in Ayr, Scotland, in 1654,
  • married there January 8, 1684-5, Isabel Burnett,
    • daughter of Robert Burnett, of Lethintie, Aberdeenshire,
      • a well-to-do member of the Society of Friends,
      • who in 1682 purchased a one twenty-fourth share in the lands of West Jersey, and an additional one twenty-fourth in the following year, and thus became one of the proprietaries of that province, to which he removed about 1700, and died there in 1714.
      • This Robert Burnett, who had married a daughter of Alexander Forbes, of Ballogee, was intimately associated with Robert Barclay, of Ury, Scotland, author of "Barclay's Apology", also a proprietary of West Jersey, and very prominent in the Society of Friends.
      • Robert Burnett suffered considerable persecution for his religious convictions. On March 12, 1675, he, with other Friends of Aberdeenshire, was arrested at a conventicle in Aberdeen and confined in Aberdeen Tolbooth. A letter written by him while there confined is in the possession of his descendants in America.
  • William Montgomery, of Brigend, was involved in the financial ruin that overtook his father, and
  • joined the latter in the conveyances of the ancestral estates at Brigend and elsewhere in the county of Ayr, in 1692.
  • After that date and up to the date of their embarkation for America, as shown by an affidavit made several years later, he resided with his family in the town of Ayr,
    • where his second son and third child, William Montgomery, the direct ancestor of the subject of this sketch, was born.
  • William Montgomery had become a convert to the teachings of George Fox, the faith of his wife's family, and their children were reared in that faith.
  • About the beginning of the year 1700 William and Isabel (Burnett) Montgomery and their seven children accompanied Isabel's parents to New Jersey, and located on a tract of five hundred acres of land, recently surveyed to Robert Burnett, on Doctor's Creek, about two miles from the present site of Allentown, Monmouth county, New Jersey.
    • This tract they named Eglinton after the ancestral estate of the family in Scotland, and it remained the principal residence of their descendants for over a century.
  • The deed of March 20, 1706, for Eglinton, was made by "Robert Burnett, of Freehold, in the county of Monmouth, within ye Eastern Division of Nova Caesaria, one of the principal Proprietors of the Eastern Division of the Province aforesaid, in America, Gentleman" to "William Montgomerie, of the same town, county and Division, Yeoman, Son-in-law of ye said Robert", and was for five hundred acres, "whereon ye said William Montgomery now dwelleth". William Montgomery died at Eglinton, Monmouth county, New Jersey, about 1721.
  • He and his wife Isabel (Burnett) had seven children, all born in Scotland.

Burnett, Isabella

  • Birth: ,Lethentire,Aberdeen,Scot
  • Death: ,,Monmouth Co.,NJ
  • Gender: Female
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 8 JAN 1684 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Spouse: Montgomerie, William
    • Birth: ABT 1660 Brigend,Ayrshire,Ayrshire,Scot
    • Death: AFT 26 SEP 1721 Allentown,Monmouth,New Jersey
    • Gender: Male
    • Parents:
    • Father: Montgomery, Hugh
    • Mother: ScottA, Catherine
  • Children:
    • Montgomery, William
    • Montgomery, Robert
    • Montgomery, Anna
      • Birth : ,,,Scot
      • Death : ,,,NJ
      • Gender: Female
    • Montgomery, Elizabeth
      • Birth : ,,,Scot
      • Death : ,,New Jersey
      • Gender: Female
    • Montgomery, James
    • Montgomery, Alexander
      • Birth : Brigend,,,Scot
      • Death : ,,New Jersey
      • Gender: Male
    • Montgomery, Jane
      • Birth : ,,,Scot
      • Death : ,,NJ
      • Gender: Female

More About William Montgomerie:

  • Burial: Unknown, Crosswicks, Burlington, NJ.

More About William Montgomerie and Isabella Burnett:

  • Marriage: January 08, 1683/84, Edinburgh, New Jersey.

Children of William Montgomerie and Isabella Burnett are: * i. +Robert Montgomerie,

  • * b. 1687, Brigend, MayboleParish, Ayrshire, Scotland,
    • d. October 01, 1766, Friends Burying Ground, Crosswicks, Burlington, NJ
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William Montgomery's Timeline

Ayrshire , Scotland
Age 27
February 1, 1690
Age 30
Age 30
July 12, 1691
Age 31
February 7, 1693
Age 33
Age 38
Age 51
Brigend, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland