Alexander Cunninghame 9th of Craigends

1690 - 1742


Eldest son of William Cunninghame, 8th of Craigends, and his second wife Christian, daughter of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss. Married Anne, daughter of Sir John Houstoun. They had five children: William (later 10th of Craigends), Christian, Margaret, Lilias and Joanna. His second wife was Katherine, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Houston. They had no children. Katherine was an heiress of her brother Sir James Campbell of Grandvale (d. 1731) and through this marriage William inherited a share in Grandvale estate in Jamaica.

Whig MP for Renfrewshire, 1734-1742.


'Cuninghame, Alexander (c. 1689-1742), of Craigends, Renfrew' in History of Parliament Online, [accessed 08/12/2016].

Will of Sir James Campbell of Houstoun, PROB 11/674/380 . Extensive Cunninghame family genealogy at and [both accessed 08/12/2016].

We are grateful to Sara Broadbent for her assistance with this entry.

Further Information

[1] Anne Houstoun [2] Katherine Campbell
With [1] William, Christian, Margaret, Lilias, Joanna

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1735 [SY] - 1742 [EY] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Renfrewshire Renfrewshire
1734 - 1742

Relationships (8)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Husband → Second Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (1)

Craigends, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland