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
Married Name As of 1739,her married name was 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