Elizabeth Hairstanes Maxwell, Lady Alva - 1717
Elizabeth Hairstanes was born in 1717 in Dumfries, Scotland to William Hairstanes, Laird of Craig’s (see Coat of Arms) and his wife Mary Maxwell. At the age of 22, Elizabeth married William Maxwell of Preston, Scotland and they had two daughters, Mary and Willielma.
Mary Sutherland, Countess of Sutherland - 1740
Mary Maxwell, first daughter of Elizabeth Hairstanes Maxwell, was born in 1740 and married William Gordon (named was changed to Sutherland), 18th Earl of Sutherland.
Willielma Campbell, Lady Glenorchy - 1741
Willielma Maxwell, second daughter of Elizabeth Hairstanes Maxwell, was born in 1741 and when she was 20 married John Campbell, the son of John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland. (More information on her life.)
Thomas Gainsborough portrait of Willielma Campbell
(In 2005 this painting sold for $121,390)