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Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie

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  • M, #183794, b. circa 1551, d. 1595
  • Last Edited=29 Mar 2011

Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie was born circa 1551.2 He was the son of Hugh Crawfurd and Margaret Colquhoun.1 He died in 1595.2 He died in 1592.1 He lived at Crawford Castle, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland.3 He was also known as Malcolm Crawford.3



  1. Margaret Cunningham, daughter of John Cunningham of Glengarnock.1

Children of Malcolm Crawfurd of Kilbirnie and Margaret Cunningham

  1. John Crawfurd of Kilbirnie+1 d. 1622. Married Margaret Blair.
  2. Alexander Crawford+3 b. c 1582, d. 1650. No descendants (sic: should read: "known to me.". In fact there were descendants)
  3. a daughter, [Sic: Anne] married to William Cunningham, ancestor of Sir William Cunningham, baronet

Biographical notes

"He [Hugh Crawfurd] deceased in the year 1576, and had for his successor Malcolm, his son and heir, who wedded Margaret, daughter of John Cunningham of Glengarnock, by whom he had a son, John, who became his heir, and was a man of most extraordinary merit and refined accomplishments, having made a great figure, according to his rank and fortune." (1)


  1. [S400] Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 28th edition (London, U.K.: Harrison and Sons, 1866), page 891. Hereinafter cited as The Peerage and Baronetage, 28th ed.
  2. [S443] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S73] William Fowle Crawford, A Crawford Family History (San Diego, California, U.S.A.: self-published, 1997), page 6. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Family History.


  1. The Crawfurd Peerage: With Other Original Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical Particulars Relating to the Illustrious Houses of Crawfurd and Kilbirnie (Google eBook) Andrew Jack & Company, 1829 - 484 pages. Page 39
  2. The Crawfords of the county Donegal updated 2000 edition
  3. The early ancestors of the Crawfords in America : an introduction to genealogies of American families of the name. Fred E. Crawford.  1940.



Malcolm Crawford was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Malcolm Crawford married Margaret Cunningham.

Malcolm Crawford had 5 children. Their names are Agnes Crawford, Alexander Crawford, Andrew Crawford, Janet Crawford, and John Crawford.

Malcolm Crawford passed away in 1659 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland

Descendants of Malcolm Crawford

[The following is from the Crawford family webpage at:]

Malcolm Crawford of Kilbirnie, m Margaret Cunningham

  • John Crawford, b 1600 Ayshire, Scotland d 1676 James City, VA
  • * David Crawford, b ca 1623 Kilbernie, Ayshire, Scotland d VA m Jane ----
  • * * Elizabeth Crawford, b ca 1671 New Kent Co, VA m Nicholas Meriwether II, son of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Woodhouse

A Little Bit of History, Bacon's Rebellion

Ann Meriwether, b 1694 Goochland, VA d ca 1780 Louisa Co, VA m (1) Thomas Johnson Semiramis Johnson, b ---- m Thomas Paulett

Ann Paulett, b m John Clark, son of Francis Clark and Cordella Lankford

Francis Clark, b 1748 m Nancy Walker

Robert Clark, Sr., b 1770 m Judith Weaver, dau of James Weaver and Tabitha ----

Robert Clark, Jr., b 1830 m Rebecca Harris, dau of Capt. Benjamin Harris and Elizabeth Weaver

Martha Jane Clark, b 1850 m Eli Brewer, son of Oliver Brewer and Elizabeth Louisa Drinnon

Andrew Martin Brewer, b 1877 m Etta Mae Hale, dau of George Henry Hale and Sarah Ellen Rose

Jesse Brewer, b 1916 m Isabelle C. Anderson, dau of James N. Anderson and Martha Arabelle Thompson

Elaine Brewer (me)

Malcolm Crawford

MALCOLM CRAWFORD was born in Kilbirnie, Scotlamd married Margaret Cunningham.

Children of Malcolm Crawford and Margaret Cunningham 1. Alexander Crawford m Mary Crichton 2. JOHN CRAWFORD, b 1600 Ayshire, Scotland d 1676 James City, VA

John Crawford JOHN CRAWFORD (Crafford) was born 1600 in Ayshire, Scotland, and died in 1676 in James City, Virginia. He married ca 1597 in Ayrshire, Scotland, wife's name unknown. John migrated to Jamestown in 1643 and was killed during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.

Reference: "Magna Charta" Part VIII by John S. Wurts p 2915, and "The Meriwethers and Their Connections" by Nelson Heath.

Child of John Crawford and ---- unknown ---- 1. DAVID CRAWFORD, b 1623/25 Kilbernie, Ayrshire, Scotland d 13 Dec 1689 New Kent, New Kent Co, VA

David Crawford DAVID CRAWFORD was born 1623/25 in Kilbernie, Ayrshire, Scotland, and died 13 Dec 1689 in New Kent, New Kent County, Virginia. He married in 1654/56 to Jane ---- born 1633 in Virginia. Various spellings in legal documents have the Crawford name as Craford or Crafford. In 1667, David had 86 acres of land located in the parish of Martyn's Hundred in James City County granted by Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of the Colony of Virginia. The second grant of land to David was in 1672 for 1000 acres of land as "lying in ye branches of Mattadegun Creeke, in New Kent County" for having brought into the colony twenty persons. He acquired other lands: 1,350, 375, 1,300, 277, and 196 acres, most in St. Paul's Parish and St Peter's Parish in New Kent County or Hanover County.

"David Crawford belonged to the slave-holding aristocacy of the Old Dominion which so closely resembled the feudal nobility of earlier times." He certaintly had Indian servants whom he said he had purchased. The way of life in Virginia at this period became very gracious for those who could afford it. Almost from one generation to the next, this class went from primitive shelters to homes built of brick. Mostly constructed of two stories, these homes had large rooms and high ceilings, large windows with glass to take care of the heat in summer. The kitchen and any other areas which were considered other than living areas were separated. So was born the southern tradition of the 'main' house surrounded by smaller buildings for cooking, washing, and dairy products.

Reference: "The Meriwethers and Their Connections" by Nelson Heath Meriweather, Chapter III Nicholas Meriwether II (1667-1744) p 55, This Crawford History is taken from Mrs. Frank Armstrong (Crawford) Vanderbilt's "Laurus Crawfordiana: Memorials of that branch of the Crawford family which comprises the descendants of John Crawford, of Virginia, 1660-1883" (New York, privately printed, 1883), "Statutes at Large; A Collection of all the Laws of Virginia" Volume V, by William Waller Hening p. 257 September 1744 18th George II Chap. XXIV.

Children of David Crawford and Jane ---- 1. Judith Crawford, b 1658 New Kent Co, VA m Robert Lewis 2. Angeline Crawford, b Apr 1660 New Kent Co, VA d Apr 1766 m William McGuire 3. David Crawford II, b 1662 New Kent Co, VA d Sep 1762 Amherst, VA m Nov 1695 Jamestown, VA Elizabeth Smith. 4. John Crawford, b Oct 1664 New Kent Co, VA d 13 Dec 1689 St. Peter Parish, New Kent Co, VA 5. Sarah Crawford, b 1666 New Kent Co, VA d 1752 Louisa Co, VA m 1696 Thomas Poindexter 6. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, b 1671/72 New Kent Co, VA d 1753/62 Louisa Co, VA Elizabeth Crawford ELIZABETH CRAWFORD was born in 1671 or 1672 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died sometime between 1753 and 1762 in Louisa County, Virginia. She married in 1688 or 1689 in New Kent County to Nicholas Meriwether II, son of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Woodhouse.

Children of Elizabeth Crawford and Nicholas Meriwether 1. Jane Meriwether, b 1680-1705, Goochland Co, VA d 1753-57 m 1724-1725, Glouester, VA Col. Robert Lewis 2. Thomas Meriwether, b 1682-91 Goochland, VA 3. William Meriwether, b 1683-92, New Kent, VA d 1756 m 1713 Elizabeth Bushrod 4. Nicholas Meriwether, b 04 Jul 1684 Goochland, VA d 1739 m Mildred Thornton 5. David Meriwether, b 1689-90 Goochland, Virginia d 25 Dec 1744 Louisaco, VA m 1711-13 New Kent, VA, Anne Holmes 6. Elizabeth Meriwether, b 20 Jun 1690 Goochland, VA d 01 Jan 1724-25 m Thomas Bray 7. ANN (Anne) MERIWETHER, b 15 Jul 1694 Goochland, VA d 1780-85 Louisa Co, VA m (1) in VA, Thomas Johnson (2) in 1750-52 John Cosby 8. Sarah Meriwether, b 07 Dec 1697 Goochland, VA d 02 Jul 1733 m William Littlepage 9. Mary Meriwether, b 1698-1707 New Kent, Albemarle, VA d 1745 m. John Aylett


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