The Willison Family Tree
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John Willison The Covenanter
dies after 1688
?
James
Janet
Bessy
Glengeith, Scotland
 
James Willison dies circa 1700 
Son of John The Covenanter
John (Auchen the Droll) 
William 
Auchendaff, Scotland
 
John Willison c1688-1773
(known as Auchen the Droll) 
Son of James Willison
Grandson of John Willison The Covenanter
Margaret Smart    
John 1718-1800
Mary 1722
Sarah 1734
James 1739-1804
Auchendaff, Scotland?
 
William Willison, Second son of James Willison, Grandson of John Willison The Covenanter
Janet Ferguson 
John 1749
Agnes 1750
Sarah 1752 married Peter Cleminson (Driverholm)
 
John Willison 1718-1800
Son of Auchen  The Droll and Margaret Smart
Ann Broadfoot 
John 1769
Margaret 1770
John 1772-1841
George married Janet Forsyth, son George 1806
 ?
 
Sarah Willison 1752
Daughter of William Willison and Janet Ferguson    
Peter Cleminson 
John Cleminson1781
Mary Cleminson1783
Elizabeth Cleminson 1785
Agnes Cleminson1788 
Driverholm 
 
George Willison
Son of John Willison and Ann Broadfoot 
Janet Forsyth    
George 1806 
Carmacoup 

 

 
James Willison 1739-1804
Son of Auchen the Droll and Margaret Smart 
Marion McKindlay
1748-1823 
Grizzel 16.01.1780
Thomas 07.01.1781
James 1785-1873
George 1786
William 1778-1867- daughter Euphemia 1831 married John Gall 22.01.1853. Emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand 10.09.1864 on the Helensee from the Clyde with James, Janet, Grace and Adam Gall.
John 1792 
Andershaw, Douglas, Lanark
 
John Willison 1772-1841
Son of John Willison and Ann Broadfoot 
Jean Brown
m 1804 
Mary 1805-c1852 married William Buchan
John 1806-1884 married Isabella Campbell
Alexander (Rev) 1808-1865 married Eliza MacDonald
George 1809-c1853
Ann 1812-1839
Marion 1814-c1869 married William Richard
Elizabeth (Betsy) 1816-c53
James Patterson 1818
James Patterson 1822-1885 married Gavina Rowarth-Milligan
 
James Willison 1785-1873
Son of James Willison and Marion McKindlay 
Janet Thorburn
1807-1890
m1832 
 
Mary Willison 1805-c52
Daughter of John Willison and Jean Brown 
William Buchan
1802-c64
m 1826 
John Buchan 1829
William Buchan 1932 who produced 4 children Phillis (married ? Cumming) , William, Isabella & Sarah.
Alexander (Sandy) W Buchan 1833 married H S Hardy
Jean 1886
Mathew d1889 married H Richard
George ? Buchan
 
John Willison 1806-1884
Son of John Willison and Jean Brown 
1817-1887
m1843 
John 1844-1989 married Jessie Ann Bett
Agnes 1845-1909 married James Anderson
Duncan 1847-87 married Alice Grieve
Alexander 1849-1914 married Jessie Gow
George 1849-1908 married Elizabeth Gow
Alexander & George were twins who married the Gow sisters. 
 
Rev Alexander Willison 1808-1865
Son of John Willison and Jean Brown
 
Eliza MacDonald
1813-1897
m1842 
John 1843-1890
Archibald George (or George Henry?) 1845-1859
Alexander (Rev) 1849-1920 married Isabella Stewart
Isabella Fanny 1849
James 1853
Jane Eliza 1855-1856
 
Marion Willison 1814-c1869    
Daughter of John Willison and Jean Brown
William Richard
b1795 

Jane 1837 married Archibald Brown (m1862)

Agnes 1840
Ann 1842
Ellen (Helen) 1845
Mary 1847
Janet 1850
 
James Paterson Willison 1822-1885
Son of John Willison and Jean Brown
 
Gavina Rowarth Milligan
1834-1892 
John 1854-1863
Martha b 1859 
John Willison 
John Willison 1844-1889
Son of John Willison & Isabella Campbell 
 
 
Jessie Ann Bett
1853-1926
m1872 in Crieff, Perthshire
 
 
Jessie Ann Bett
Elizabeth (Bessie) 1874-1875
Isabella (Ella) 1875-1926 married Robert Greive
John 1876-1917 married Isabella Willison, then Nella Logan
James 1878-1899 
Campbell 1879-1951 married Sheana MacDiarmid
Douglas 1881-1975 married Margo Meikle
Jessie (Jenny) 1882-1927 married Leo Hibler
Eliza Ida (Toosie) 1883-1956 married William Simmonds
Nanny 1888-1997
Douglas, Lanark and then moved to Acharn, Perthshire before 1881
 
Agnes Willlison 1845-1909
Daughter of John Willison & Isabella Campbell
James Anderson
b1829
m1866 
Isabella 1868-1934
David 1870
John 1873 married Hilda, 2 daughters
James 1875-1932
Robert Coventry 1879-1917
Alice 1882-1920's married Harold Foster
Agnes married William Runciman
 
 
1847-1887
Son of John Willison & Isabella Campbell
 
Alice  Greive
b1852
m1873
in the parish of Glenorchy & Inishail, Argyll
Jessie 1876-1945
Isabella (Tibbie) 1877-1899
(died in childbirth - married her cousin John Willison 1876 - 1917) 
Alison 1878-1966
Agnes 1880-1974 (married David Coupar d1956)
Duncanina (Nina) 1882-1962
Dalpeddar, Sanqhar, Dumfries
Farmed 1600 acres, 150 arable.
employed 3 men & 4 women 
 
Alexander Willison 1849-1914 
Son of John Willison & Isabella Campbell
Jessie Gow
b1856
m1881 
John 1885-1940 married Mabel Milligan
Colin 1891-1945 married Helen ?
Ernst (Ernest) 1896-1954 married Elsie Gibson
Russell 1994-95
 
 
George Willison 1849-1908
Son of John Willison & Isabella Campbell
Elizabeth Harvie Gow
m1885 
Violet 1886 died young
May 1892-1972
George 1897-1972
married:
1. Joyce - issue Clare
2. Willy
3. Molly
known to be farmers in Luing; Ardlarach House and farm .
 
Alexander Willison (Sandy) Buchan 1833-1914
Son of William Buchan and Mary Willison
1836-1902
London 
Hester 1857-1933
Alexander 1859
Samuel Milne 1861 married Rose Clark
Mary 1863-1943 married Robert Auchterlonie
William 1865
Matthew 1867 married Margaret Sinclair
James 1869-1948 married Helen Crawford
Carlyle 1870 married Florence Vandyck
Sandy 1872
Helen 1873
Annie b&d 1876
Robert 1879 
 
 
William Buchan 1832    
son of Mary Willison and William Buchan
Phillis (whom we think married a Cumming)
William
Isabella
Sarah 
 
 
Alexander Willison (Rev) 1846-1920
Son of Alexander Willison (Rev) and Eliza MacDonald 
Isabella Stewart  d1926  
Alexander and Isabella emigrated to North Carolina where he was Minister of Saline in 1877
 
Marion Willison 1814-c69 
Daughter of John Willison and Jean Brown
William Richard
b1795    
Jane 1837 married Archibald Brown in 1862
Agnes 1840
Ann 1842
Ellen (Helen) 1845
Mary  1847
Janet 1850
 
James Paterson Willison 1822-1885 
Son of John Willison and Jean Brown
Gavina Rowarth Milligan
1834-92 
John 1854-1863
Martha 1859 
 
Jane Richard 1837
Daughter of Marion Willison and William Richard 
Archibald Brown
m 1862 
 
 
 
Samuel Milne Buchan 1861
Son of Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy 
Rose Clark 
Muriel Buchan 1891-93
Leslie Buchan 1894-1916
Ethel Buchan 1895?
Eric Buchan 1903 
 
 
Mary Buchan 1863
Daughter of  Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy
Robert Auchterlonie 
Robert Auchterlonie
Molly Auchterlonie
(married Gilbert Archer)
Lindsay Auchterlonie
(married Kate Hulme)
Dorothy Auchterlonie
(married George Young)
 
Mathew Buchan 1867 
Son of Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy
Margaret Sinclair 
 
 
 
James Buchan 1869 
Son of Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy
Helen Crawford 
Helen Buchan
Hester Buchan
James Buchan 1907 (maried K Blair)
Rosemary 1916
 
 
Carlyle Buchan 1870 
Son of Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy
Florence Vandyck 
Eileen Buchan (married A.N.Ross)
Minna Buchan (married William Hogben)
 
 
Helen Buchan  1873
Daughter of Alexander Willison Buchan and H S Hardy
b 1873 - 1922
Hanley, Stoke on Trent? 
 
 
 
 
Son of John Willison and Jessie Ann Bett 
1. Isabella Willison
       (died in childbirth - no issue)
2. Nella Logan
1880-1947
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture of Granny Nella Logan and David Kemp c1942. David and his mother, Ellen, Robert Hill and his motherJessie Ann Hill (nee Willison) stayed with nella at Gorebridge, outside Edinburgh during WWII   
Ellen 1910-1961
John 1911 (died in infancy)
Jessie Ann 1913
Elizabeth (Lib) 1915
 
 
 
Isabella (Ella) Willison 1875-1926
Daughter of John Willison and Jessie Ann Bett
Robert W. Grieve
1865-1955 
Evelyn Grieve 1900-1967
(married Mitchell Dobbie 1901-1982)
Kathleen Grieve 1902-1950
Walter Grieve 1913-1982 
(married Pamela Alston Roberts West 1918 - issue Andrew 1955)
 
Campbell and Douglas Willison?
 
Campbell Willison 1879 -1951
 
Son of John Willison and Jessie Ann Bett
 
 
Sheana MacDiarmid 
1880-1930  
Mary 1911-1979
(Dr.) Jean 1917- 2002
Photo of Dr.Jean Willison
Loch Tayside 
Douglas Willison 
1881-1975
 
Son of John Willison & Jessie Ann Bett
Margo Murray Meikle
1895-1967 
John 1929
Douglas 1930
Margaret 1932
Elizabeth 1933
Rachel 1935 
(married Alistair Hunter)
Acharn, Perthshire 
Douglas & Margo Willison in Edinburgh
Jessie (Jenny) Willison
1882-1967
Daughter of John Willison and Jessie Ann Bett
1884-1956
m1921    
John Hibler 1922-1987
(married Margaret/Peggy Rees - issue Anne, & David)
Lucy Hibler 1927
(married Ortwin Bobleter - issue Alexandra/Sandy & Therese) 
 
 
Eliza (Ida Toosie) Willison 
Daughter of John Willison and Jessie Ann Bett
Photograph taken in Vienna, 1906, where Toosie was  visiting her sister Jessie Willison who was in training to be an opera singer
 
William Simmonds
1880-1958
m1911 
Kenneth Simmonds 1912
Winifred Simmonds 1914-1966
Norman Simmonds 1922-2002
(married Christ Topham nee Ebert)
 
Ralph Simmonds
 
 
John Willison 1885-1940
Son of Alexander Willison and Jessie Gow 
Mabel Milligan
d1972 
(Sir) John Alexander (Sandy)  1914
married Jess Bruce
 
 
Colin Willison 
Son of Alexander Willison and Jessie Gow
Helen ? 
2 sons?
Peggy
(married B Meiber, issue Martha and one other daughter)
 
 
Ernst Willison 1896-1954
Son of Alexander Willison and Jessie Gow
 
Elsie Gibson
1896-1983 
Robin 1925
(married Gillian Caven Irving)
Elspeth 1929 
 
 
Robin Willison 1925
Son of Ernst Willison and Elsie Gibson 
Gillian ........? 
Keith
(son Charles 1985)
Clare Alexandra
(married Murray Johnstone - issue James Johnstone)
Hugh
Victoria
 
 
Eric Buchan 1903
Son of Samuel Milne Buchan and Rose Clark 
M.T. Smith 
b 1908
Valerie Buchan
(married A Matheson - issue
Katherine Matheson 1966
Fiona Matheson 1967
Callum Matheson 1969) 
Leslie Buchan (f)
(married D Thomson - issue
David Thomson
Richard Thomson
Deborah Thomson
 
 
Ellen Willison 1910-1961
Daughter of John Willison and Nella Logan 
Charles Kemp 
David Kemp 1940
 
 
Jessie Ann Willison 1913
Daughter of John Willison and Nella Logan 
Leslie Hill 
Robert Hill
and twins who died in infancy 
 
 
Elizabeth (Lib) Willison 1915    
Daughter of John Willison and Nella Logan
Harold Shearer
1915
Elizabeth Shearer
Peter Shearer
(married
1. .................issue Frances
2. Marie)
John Shearer
Orkney 
 
David Kemp 1940
Son of Ellen Willison and Charles Kemp
Anne Miles    
Duncan 1964-1982
Miles
Ellen
Austrialia 
 
Robert Hill 1939
Son of Jessie Ann Willison and Leslie Hill    
Jennifer (Jenny) Ridgway 
Alison Hill
Alex Hill
Susannah Hill
 
 
Elizabeth Shearer 1941
Daughter of Elizabeth (Lib) Willison and Harold Shearer
Terry Smith    
Penelope Smith
Paul Smith
Jennifer Smith
Jean Smith
 
 
Mary Willison 1911-1979
Daughter of Campbell Willison and Sheana McDiarmid 
Malcolm Bett    
Eileen Bett 
Edinburgh 
 Robin and Eileen Lewis (nee Bett)
Eileen Bett 1942
Daughter of Mary Willison and Malcolm Bett  
 
Robin Lewis 
Fraser Lewis
Malcolm Lewis
Alan Lewis 
Canada 
 John Willison
John (Johnny) Willison 1929
son of Douglas Willison and Margo Meikle 
Janet Crosbie    
Alexander (Sandy)
Margo
Laura
Lindsay 
Acharn, Killin 
 Ann & Douglas Willison
Douglas Willison 1930
son of Douglas Willison and Margo Meikle
 
 
Ann Anderson 
 
Douglas
Elizabeth (Beth)
Sheona 
Acharn, Killin then Easter Lix, Killin 
 
 
Margaret Willison
1932
daughter of Douglas Willison and Margo Meikle
 
Photo
Maggie, son Ian  & Sheepdog at Cononish, Tyndrum 1960's
John Burton    
Ian Burton
David Burton 
Cononish, Tyndrum 
 
Elizabeth (Anne) Willison 
1933
daughter of Douglas Willison and Margo Meikle
Angus Stewart  
1931 - 2014  
Jane Stewart
David Stewart
Colin Stewart   
Edinburgh 
 
Rachel Willison 1935
daughter of  Douglas Willison and Margo Meikle
Alistair Hunter
1935
 
 
 
Winifred Simmonds 1914-1966 
daughter of Eliza (Ida, Toosie) Willison and William Simmonds
Donald Bumpus 
Richard
(married Margaret Colthup
issue Andrew & Jessica) 
Sylvia
(married Paul Rattenbury)
 
 
Kenneth Simmonds
son of  Eliza (Ida, Toosie) Willison and William Simmonds
Ruth Sargant 
Hector
(married Mary Harrison - issue Guinevere & Tobias)
Oliver
(married Penelope Bellers - issue Henry/Harry & William)