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Annandale, Marquess of (S, 1701 - 1792)


Creation: let. pat. 24 Jun 1701


Extinct: 29 Apr 1792


Family name: Johnstone




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Saltire Sable on a Chief Gules three Cushions Or (Johnstone);  2nd and 3rd, Argent an Anchor Gules (Fairholm of Craigiehall)


A Winged Spur Or


Dexter:  A Lion rampant Argent armed and langued Azure imperially crowned Or;  Sinister:  A Horse Argent furnished Gules


Nunquam Non Paratus (Ever Ready)



William [Johnstone], 2nd Earl of Annandale and Hartfell later 1st Marquess of Annandale, KT PC

son and heir of James [Johnstone], 1st Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, by his wife Lady Henrietta Douglas, 1st dau. by his second wife of William [Douglas], 1st Marquess of Douglas


17 Feb 1663/4

mar. (1)

2 Jan 1682 Sophia Fairholm (b. 19 Mar 1668; d. 15 Dec 1716), only dau. and hrss. of John Fairholm of Craigiehall, co. Linlithgow, by his wife Sophia Johnston, dau. of Joseph Johnston of Hilton

children by first wife:

1. Lord James Johnstone, later 2nd Marquess of Annandale

2. Lord John Johnstone (b. 3 Aug 1688;  dvp. c.1694)

3. Lord William Johnstone (b. Aug 1696;  d. 24 Sep 1721)

1. Lady Henrietta Johnstone (b. 11 Nov 1682;  d. 25 Nov 1750), mar. 31 Aug 1699 Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Johnstone (b. 15 Jun 1686; dvp. young)

mar. (2)

20 Nov 1718 Charlotte Van Lore (mar. (2) Lt Col John Johnstone of Westerhall;  d. 23 Nov 1762), only dau. and hrss. of John Vanden Bempde, of Hackness Hall, co. York, and of Pall Mall, co. Middlesex, by his wife Temperance Packer, dau. of John Packer

children by second wife:

4. Lord George Johnstone later Vanden Bempde, later 3rd Marquess of Annandale

5. Lord John Johnstone MP (b. 8 Jun 1721;  d. Oct 1741)


14 Jan 1720/1


24 Jun 1701 Lord Johnstone of Lochwood, Lochmaben, Moffatdale and Evandale, Viscount of Annand, Earl of Hartfell and Marquess of Annandale, to him and his heirs male whomsoever

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father 17 Jul 1672 as 2nd Earl of Annandale and Hartfell;  Privy Councillor [S] 1690 and 1714;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1693-1720/1;  Lord President of the Council [S] 1693-95 and 1702-1705/6;  Lord High Treasurer of Scotland 1696-1705;  Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1701, 1705 and 1711;  Lord Privy Seal [S] 1702 and 1715-20/1;  Knight of the Thistle 1703/4;  one of the Principal Secretaries of State 1705;  a Representative Peer 1708-13 and 1715-1720/1;  Privy Councillor [GB] 1711;  Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland 1714-16;  Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Peebles 1715-1720/1


James [Johnstone], 2nd Marquess of Annandale


c. 1688


10 Feb 1730

suc. by



surrendered his honours to the Crown and obtained a novodamus 1 Oct 1726 made subject to certain conditions, principally settling the Annandale lands and titles on his sister Lady Henrietta Johnstone and thereby disinheriting his two half-brothers;  on his death the entail was successfully challenged by his step-mother acting on behalf of her infant son with judgement being given in her favour in 1733


George [Johnstone later Vanden Bempde], 3rd Marquess of Annandale


29 May 1720


29 Apr 1792


On the death of the 3rd Marquess of Annandale the Marquessate of Annandale and other titles created in 1701 became extinct as did the Earldom of Hartfell and Annandale, etc. created on 13 Feb 1661 with precedency from 18 Mar 1642/3;  the Earldom of Annandale and Hartfell, etc. created on 23 Apr 1662, again with precedency from 18 Mar 1642/3, became dormant and this latter earldom was unsuccessfully claimed by his grand-nephew, James [Hope later Hope-Johnstone], 3rd Earl of Hopetoun (who had inherited the Annandale estates);  in 1995 his descendant Patrick Andrew Wentworth Hope Johnstone of Annandale and of that Ilk was recognised as 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell.




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