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Hartfell, Earl of (S, 1643 - 1661)


Creation: let.pat. 18 Mar 1642/3


Surrendered: 13 Feb 1660/1


Family name: Johnstone




See Earl of Annandale and Hartfell



James [Johnstone], 1st Lord Johnstone of Lochwood later 1st Earl of Hartfell

son and heir of Sir James Johnstone of Johnstone in Annandale, Warden of the West Marches, by his wife Hon Sarah Maxwell, 4th dau. of John [Maxwell], jure uxoris Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Hon Agnes Herries, suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles



mar. (1)

Dec 1622 his second cousin Lady Margaret Douglas (d. after Nov 1640), 1st dau. of William [Douglas], 1st Earl of Queensberry, by his wife Lady Isobel Kerr, 4th dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian

children by first wife

1. Hon James Johnstone, later 2nd Earl of Hartfell later 1st Earl of Annandale and Hartfell

2. Hon William Johnstone, Col in Swedish and French armies (d. 1656)

1. Lady Mary Johnstone, mar. (1) Sir George Graham, 2nd Bt., of Esk, co. Cumberland, and (2) Sir George Fletcher, 2nd Bt., of Hutton, co. Cumberland, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Janet Johnstone. mar. Sir William Murray, 1st Bt., of Stanhope, co. Peebles, and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Johnstone (dsp. Oct 1655), mar. after 11 Oct 1654 as his second wife Sir Robert Dalzell of Glenae, 1st Bt. MP

4. Lady Bethia Johnstone

mar. (2)

after 6 Mar 1642/3 Elizabeth Seton (widow of John Seton of Pitmedden), dau. of Sir Samuel Johnstone of Elphinstone, 1st Bt.

mar. (3)

25 Feb 1646/7 Lady Margaret Carnegie (b. 5 Aug 1598; widow of Hon David Carnegie, styled Lord Carnegie, 1st son and heir ap. of David [Carnegie], 1st Earl of Southesk; d. 1652), 1st dau. of Thomas [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Haddington, by his second wife Margaret Foulis, dau. of James Foulis


Apr 1653


20 Jun 1633 Lord Johnstone of Lochwood, with remainder to his heirs male

18 Mar 1642/3 Lord Johnstone of Lochwood, Moffatdale and Evandale and Earl of Hartfell, with a similar remainder

suc. by

son by first wife


granted the feudal Barony of Newbie 1609


James [Johnstone], 2nd Earl of Hartfell later 1st Earl of Annandale and Hartfell


13 Feb 1660/1 (following a resignation of the Earldom of Hartfell, etc., into the hands of the King) Lord Johnstone of Lochwood, Moffatdale and Evandale, and Earl of Annandale (with a direction that the titles should forever thereafter be named Earl of Annandale and Hartfell and have the precedency of the original Earldom of Hartfell, ie 18 Mar 1643) with remainder to his heirs male general

23 Apr 1662 (by a further Royal Charter) Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, etc., with remainder to the heirs male of his body, whom failing to the eldest heirs female without division of his body and the heirs male of the body of such heirs female bearing the name and arms of Johnstone, whom all failing to his nearest heirs and assignees whomsoever


 First written 28 Jun 2003



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