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Lawrence (Crawford) Crawfurd of Kilbirnie (1504 - 1547)

Sir Lawrence Crawfurd of Kilbirnie formerly Crawford
Born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married 1526 [location unknown]
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Died in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Lawrence (Crawford) Crawfurd of Kilbirnie is a member of Clan Crawford.
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Lawrence (Crawford) Crawfurd of Kilbirnie was born in Scotland.
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Laurence Craufurd was born about 1504 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire to Robert Craufurd and Margaret Isobel Sempill.[1][2] He married Helen Campbell, daughter of Hugh Campbell[1] and Isobel Wallace.[3]


Lawrence and Helen had six sons and two daughters:[1][4]

  • Hugh, succeeded his father
  • William
  • Robert
  • John
  • David
  • Catherine, married David Fairlie, of that Ilk
  • Isabel, married Gavin Blair of Hally
  • Thomas, of Jordanhill

In 1547, Lawrence exchanged the lands of Crawfordjohn for the lands of Drumry, with James Hamilton of Fynart.[1] He died within the year, at Kilbirnie.


  • Crawford, Fred E., "The early ancestors of the Crawfords in America : an introduction to genealogies of American families of the name", (Cambridge, Massachusetts,,1940)
  • O'Hart, John, "The Irish landed gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland", (Dublin: J. Duffy, 1887)
  • Paul, James Balfour. "The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom" (Edinburgh,David Douglas,,1908 Vol. V
  • Robertson, George, "A Genealogical Account of the Principal Families in Ayrshire, More Particulary in Cunninghame", (Irvine, Cunninghame Press, 1823)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robertson:Pg 231
  2. Crawford - Early Ancestors: p. 18
  3. Paul - Peerage Vol. V: p. 494
  4. O'Hart: Vol I, pg. 48-49

See Also:

  • The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that Kingdom. ... By George Crawfurd, Esq;. Crawfurd's Peerage

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  • Wayne Prather Find Relationship : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R1a1a-CTS4179, FTDNA kit #78145 + Y-Chromosome Test 111 markers, haplogroup R1a1a

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I am working on sorting out this line of Crawfords (Craufurd). If you have additional sources or information please share!
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
If born in 1585, Isobel Crawford Blair cannot be his daughter.
posted by Michael Stafford
Crawford-626 and Crawfurd-7 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same spouse, same death date, near birth date, same location, same time frame
Crawford-745 and Crawfurd-7 appear to represent the same person because: same time frame, same name, same location, same spouse