Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva

HAIRSTON.org ID#3054, b. about 1717, d. about 1806
Father*William HAIRSTANES Laird of Craigs b. 11 Jul 1687, d. 2 Jan 1738
Mother*Mary Maxwell d. 19 Apr 1759
Birth*Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva was born about 1717. 
She was the daughter of William HAIRSTANES Laird of Craigs and Mary Maxwell
Marriage*Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva married William MAXWELL of Preston in September 1739 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland; Hairstanes, Elizabeth, daughter of William H. of Craigs, and spouse of William Maxwell of Preston, XIII.14; XIV.20; XV.82; XVI.149,188,253.
Dumfries Register of Sasines, 1733-1760, page 60.
Marriage was noted in the "London Weekley Magazine" - "Edinburgh, Sept 25. Last week Mr. maxwell, a Gentleman, late from the West Indies, where he acquired a considerable Fortune, was married to Miss Hairstanes, an agreeable young Lady."1,2 
Marriage*Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva married Charles ERSKINE Lord Tinwald, son of Sir Charles ERSKINE and Christian ARNISTON, on 27 August 1753.1 
Death*Elizabeth HAIRSTANES Lady Alva died about 1806.1 

Family 1

William MAXWELL of Preston

Family 2

Charles ERSKINE Lord Tinwald b. 1680, d. 5 Apr 1763

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S197] The Life of The Right Honourable Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy, Thomas Snell Jones, William Whyte and Co., 1824.
  2. [S193] Dumfries - Register of Sasines, 1672-1702.
Last Edited29 Apr 2015