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Clan Lundin / Lundie
Chapter Three – Lundin of Auchtermairnie


The family of Lundin of Auchtermarnie are a principal cadet of the Lundin family. The estate is within a few miles of Lundin, lying due East of Kennoway. Most of the account is taken from G. T. Welsh’s "Lundins of Fife".

Robert Lundie, younger of that ilk, styled of Newhall, first of Auchtermairnie. He was the son of William Lundie of that ilk and Christian Ruthven. On the 6th February 1596, according to Scot’s Peerage, he married Margaret Lindsay, daughter of Patrick Lindsay 6th Lord of the Byres. 8th February, 1598, according to G.T. Welsh, he married Isabel, daughter of James, master of Rothes. In 1601 he was appointed with James Lowrey and Michael Balfour, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, by King James VI to proceed to France on a mission "in certain effairis concerning his magesty and then common wele of his realme". He made his will in Bordeaux (23rd June 1602) and died in October of that year. G.T. Welsh also claims that both Robert of Newhall, and David of Auchtermairnie have the same mother, but when David Lundie of Auchtermarine is served as heir to Robert Lundie of Newhall in 1603, it is as brother German. He left no issue.

David Lundie of Newhall, brother German to Robert Lundie of Newhall. On 23rd March 1603 he was served as heir to his brother German, Robert Lundie of Newhall in the lands of Newhall, the land of Lethame in the Parish of Crail, the land of Auchternairn (a.k.a. Auchtermairne), the land of Kennoquhie, the land of Lelethan and Auldie in the Barony of Leslie and the land of Gilstoun in the Barony of Lundy. He had issue:

1 Robert Lundie of Newhall, died before 14th July 1630. He obtained ¼ of the lands of Maristoun from the Pitcairns. His brother David Lundie of Auchtermairnye was served as his heir in this land.

2 David Lundie of Auchtermairnye.

David Lundie, 3rd of Auchtermairnie, married Maria Cockburn. He succeeded to the estate of Auchtermarinie after the death of his father, around 1629. He had issue:-

1 John Lundie, who succeeded

2 (probably) Agnes, married Lt. Col. David Wemyss in 1649.

3 James at Easter Newton, is described by G. T. Welsh, as with Agnes, as the "probable" son of David Lundie 3rd of Auchtermairnie. He is then described as being "probably" the same James Lundie who had the issue as shown below. This is quite likely as there is a clear link between Lundie of Auchtermarnie and Lundie in Lundie Myln. On the 6th April 1650, "Lundie in Lundiemyln" is served as guardian to John Lundie, son of John Lundie of Auchtermairny.

i William in Lundie Myln, married Elspet Adie. She died July 8th 1668. He remarried to Helen Lethel. William is described as having "fits of distraction". By Elspeth he had three sons, by Helen a daughter:-

a John
b James
c William
d Sophia
ii John of the Eallie

John Lundie, 4th of Auchtermairnie, married Isobel Law of Brunton. They had issue:-

1 John Lundin, 5th of Auchtermairnie, who succeeded his father on 13th January 1650, but died unmarried on 22nd April 1661.

2 James Lundin, 6th of Auchtermairnie, succeeded his brother.

3 Margaret, baptized 11th May 1643

4 Helen, baptized as Ellen on 12 May 1648. She married the Rev. William Annand on January 14th 1670, and was burried on February 20th 1687.

James Lundin, 6th of Auchtermairnie, was baptized 14th December 1641. He married Agnes (Anna) Law, daughter of George Law of Brunton, on December 8 1666. Shortly after this date, James and Agnes Wishart were names as the parents of Patrick "begotten in fornication". He was enrolled as a Burgess and Guildsman of the City of Edinburgh, 27th March 1698. He died in 1726. His legitimate children were:-

1 son, died prematurely, 1st July 1667.

2 John lundie, lieutenant in Col. Fielding’s Regiment. He died unmarried in 1721.

3 Marie, married John Lamont of Newton, shipmaster at Elie, on 13th May 1697. She died shortly afterwards.

4 David, who succeeded.

5 Robert, apprenticed to William Ross, merchant Burgess in Edinburgh on 16th June 1708. He had issue:-

i Captain James Lundin of Auchtermairnie, married his cousin, Ann Lundin. They had issue, for which see Ann.

ii daughter

iii Ann Lundin, married Richard Smith. She became the heiress of Auchtermairnie on the death of her cousin Anne after 1781. She had issue:-

a Christopher Smith, later Lundin, of Auchtermairnie (of more later)

b Margaret, married Lachlan McLean

c Ann, died unmarried

6 Christopher, shipmaster at Leven. Baptized 29th January 1692. he has issue.

i Margaret
ii Mary, married Thomas Adamson, customs officer in Leven.
iii Janet, married John Ross, shipmaster in Leven.

7 Margaret, married Alexander Arthur, surgeon, in 1717.

David Lundin, 7th of Auchtermairnie, succeeded in 1726 on the death of his father. he was an advocate. He married Elizabeth Lindsay. They had issue.

1 son, died young

2 Ann, heiress of Auchtermairne, married Captain James Lundin, her cousin. He, as husband of Ann, but also of closest heir male to David Lundin 7th of Auchtermairnie, must be considerd 8th Laird. They had one daughter, who died before her parents. The Estate passed to Ann’s cousin, Captain James’s sister, Ann Lundin (Smith).

i Elizabeth, baptized 24th October 1764, died unmarried 1781.

Christopher Lundin, 10th of Auchtermairnie, son of Richard Smith and Ann Lundin, became Laird upon the death of his mother in 1790, and thus changed his name from Smith to Lundin. He married Rachel Johnstone, daughter of Andrew Johnston of Rennyhill and Euphemia Clephane in 1789. They had issue:-

1 Ann, born December 24th 1789

2 Richard Lundin 11th of Auchtermarine. Born 18th March 1791, he succeeded his father on his death in December 1801. He was Captain in the 73rd Regiment and died un-married on November 30th 1832. His sister Euphemia succeeded him. The testament of Richard Lundin, Esq., heritable proprietor of the Lands of Autermairnie are registerd with Cupar Sherrif Court, dated 6th April 1633.

3 Andrew, died young

4 Amelia, born 25th May 1792

5 Anne, born 30th December 1793, died unmarried

6 Christopher, died in 1818 unmarried.

7 Euphimia, born about 1796, inherited Auchtermairnie on the death of her brother Richard. She died, unmarried, 27th February 1855. The estate passed to her sister Elizabeth.

8 Margaret, died unmarried.

9 Elizabeth, born 1800-1801. She married the Rev. Robert Brown on June 15th 1827. She inherited the estate of Auchtermairnie on 27th February 1855, after the death of her sister. She died February 12th 1868.

10 Emilia-Rachel, possibly the same person as Amelia, the forth child, died 24th September 1864.

Welsh notes that in 1777 the Scoonie Parish Register notes a Janet Lundin who married a John Ross, is described as a sister of James Lundie of Auchtermairnie. This would imply they were possible extra children of David, 7th of Auchtermairnie. If so, James must have died without issue. Ann Lundin may therefore have succeeded her brother, not her father David.


"Lundin of Auchtermemy, descended from the family of Lundin, caries the old coat of Lundin, viz. paly of six pieces, argent and gules, on a bend azure, three cushions or, all within a bordure indented of the third; crest, a hand, proper, holding a cushion argent: motto, Tam genus quam virtus. L.R.", from Nisbets Heraldry.

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