hark1 Please Note: I have no documentation to support this research. Much of it has been taken from the IGI. I owe much thanks to Robert Harkness LLOYD for his help and advice and also Loretta SOUTER whose research I have used here.


William HARKNESS born about 1550 in Inverness, Scotland.


Children of William HARKNESS and UNKNOWN
James HARKNESS born 1590 in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries died 1657, in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries.

Adam HARKNESS born about 1595 in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries. His Will was dated died 15 October 1657 died in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries; married Margaret FRIZZEL also known as FRASER born circa 1610 died 28 March 1688, Dalgarnoc, Dumfries.

Children of Adam HARKNESS and Margaret FRIZZEL

Thomas HARKNESS born about 1626 in Locherben, Scotland, died 1690 in Locherben, Scotland; married firstly Bessie HOWATTSONE of Locherben about 1644 born circa 1630 died 6 May 1674 and secondly Agnes HAIRSTANES 21 July 1675 in Dalgarnoc, Dumfries.

William HARKNESS born about 1646 in Locherben, Scotland, died 6 November 1691 in Mitchellslacks, Scotland.

Catherine HARKNESS born before 1657

Jeames (James) HARKNESS born 17 March 1656 or 1657.

Margaret HARKNESS born before 1657.e

Children of Thomas HARKNESS and Bessie HOWATTSONE

Samuel HARKNESS born about 1650, Locherben, Dumfries.

James HARKNESS born 1651 in Locherben, Dumfries, died 6 December 1723 in Locherben, Dumfries known as Captain James HARKNESS. James and his brother Thomas led "The Enterkin Pass Ambush".  James  married about 1680, spouse's name unknown.

Thomas HARKNESS Jnr The Martyr born 1654 in Mitchellslacks, Dumfries, died 14 August 1684, hanged for the Covenanter cause at Grassmarket Square, Edinburgh, Scotland.  He married about 1677 at Kirkhop Agnes MENZIES born 1662 in Scotland  and died 11 October 1734 in Scotland

Samuel HARKNESS born circa 1662

Adam HARKNESS (twin) born circa 1657, of Mitchelslacks in Locherben, Dumfries.

Robert HARKNESS (twin) born circa 1657, of Mitchelslacks in Locherben, Dumfries.

William HARKNESS born 1648 or 1658 in Locherben, Dumfriess, died about September 1715 in Lismoney, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland; married Mary THAKER.

Andrew HARKNESS born 1662 in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries, died January 1723 or 1724 in Stoneydykehad; married Janet CURRIE born 1675 in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries, died 7 September 1747 buried in Moffat Churchyard, Morton by Thornhill, Dumfries

Adam HARKNESS of Mitchelslacks born about 1663, Locherben, Dumfries.

John HARKNESS born in 1664, Locherben, Dumfries.
Child of Thomas HARKNESS and Agnes HAIRSTANES
Jean HARKNESS born 1685 in Woodhouse, Half Morton, Dumfries, and died 18 April 1750 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland; married James IRVINE died 13 May 1730 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries.

Children of James HARKNESS and UNKNOWN

William HARKNESS born between 1680 and 1697, Dumfries, died between 1750 and 1667, Dumfries

Janet HARKNESS born 26 November 1696.

Robert HARKNESS born 1699, Northern Ireland.

George HARKNESS born 1702, Halfmorton, Dumfries, died 22 July 1765, Crowesknowe Estate in the Tower of Sark Parish.  There is a conflict of opinion at this point. Thomas William Robert HARKNESS born 1689 in Dalcarnok (Dalgarnoc?) Scotland, a son of James HARKNESS born 1651 died 6 December 1723, is sometimes described as a 13 year old father of George HARKNESS. George married Anne CURRY or CURRIE about 1721 in Dumfries, Scotland. Anne of Dumfries was born about 1706 died 16 March 1787 Tower of Sark, Dumfries.

ry HARKNESS born 26 August 1705, in Grainhill, Hoddom, Dumfries, died 30 June 1753 in Grainhill, Hoddom, Dumfries; married John BELL

Children of George HARKNESS and Anne CURRY or CURRIE
Mary HARKNESS born circa 1727 in Crowesknowe, Gretna, Dumfries, died 4 June 1800, married William SCOTT 29 April 1746 in Westerkirk, Dumfries. He was born about 1720, died 20 December 1808. Both buried in Tower of Sark Churchyard, Dumfries.

John HARKNESS born about 1733 in Nesfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 13 January 1803, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries; married Helen JARDINE 6 February 1759 in Nesfield-Gretna, Dumfries,  born about 1740 in Nesfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 31 January 1814 in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries

William HARKNESS born 1734, Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries died 17 September 1799, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries, married firstly Mary ROME born 20 July 1742 in Graitney Gretna, Dumfries daughter of Andrew ROME and secondly 25 August 1767 in Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries.Mary BYERS.

born 1735 Dumfries, died 2 April 1811, buried Tower of Sark Churchyard, Dumfries;  married Jane or Jean IRVING 6 February 1759 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries.

George HARKNESS born 1740 Kirkpatrick Fleming, Gretna, died 31 January 1803 Stubbyknowe, married Jean IRVING 8 April 1764 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries.

Edward HARKNESS born between 1740 and 1746 in Halfmorton, Dumfries. He married Isabell FRANBRIDGE also known as FAIRISH, FARISH, FARBRIDGE, FAIRBRIDGE, FRANRIDGE etc 26 May 1766 in Kirk Andrews Upon Esk, Cumberland, England.

Thomas HARKNESS born about 1744.

Janet HARKNESS born about 1747.

Anne HARKNESS born about 1749, in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries, died October 20, 1833, Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland; married Thomas JOHNSTON, (born about 1746 in Graity, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland , and died November 1, 1835 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland) about 1771 in Graitney, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland.

Children of Edward HARKNESS and Isabell FRANBRIDGE

Jean HARKNESS born 11 August 1771, Halfmorton, Dumfries.

Isabella HARKNESS born 4 January 1778, Halfmorton, Dumfries, died 13 March 1870 married James HARKNESS 3 March 1801 Gretna Green, Dumfries. James was the son of John HARKNESS and Helen JARDINE born 1774 Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 28 May 1831 Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries

David HARKNESS born 20 September 1782, Halfmorton, Dumfries, married Helen ADAM 7 November 1802, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland. Helen was born  Halfmorton, Dumfries circa 1786, died 23 March 1809, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries.

Note: In the 1841 Census there was a David HARKNESS aged 60, an Agricultural Labourer in Graitney, Dumfries. Address: Nellsfield Outhouse.

Children of Isabella HARKNESS and James HARKNESS

Edward HARKNESS born 29 August 1802, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 22 May 1850.

John HARKNESS born 25 November 1804, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 1 April 1807.

James HARKNESS born 9 March 1807, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 28 May 1881.

John HARKNESS born 9 October 1810, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries.

David HARKNESS born 9 October 1810, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, died 7 February 1853.
Children of David HARKNESS and Helen ADAM
Edward HARKNESS baptised 10 July 1803, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland; married Margaret BYERS 30 October 1829, Gretna, Dumfries, Scotland.

Isabella HARKNESS born 1805, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries, died 30 July 1811, Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries.

Elizabeth HARKNESS born 18 February 1807, Nelsfield-Gretna, Dumfries.

NOTE: More lines of the  HARKNESS family will be added as time permits.