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Balmerinoch, Lord (S, 1606 - forfeited 1746)

 

Creation: let.pat. 11 Jul 1606

 

Forfeited: 1 Aug 1746

 

Family name: Elphinstone

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Arms:

Argent on a Chevron Sable between three Boars' Heads erased Gules three Buckles of the field

Crest:

A Dove Argent with a Snake proper linked about its legs

Supporters:

On either side a Griffin proper beaked and armed Or

Motto:

 Prudentia fraudis nescia

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James [Elphinstone], 1st Lord Balmerinoch

3rd son of Robert [Elphinstone], 3rd Lord Elphinstone, by his wife Margaret Drummond, dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffry, by his wife Lady Margaret Stuart, illegit. dau of James IV, King of Scotland

born

19 Aug 1557

mar. (1)

21 Mar 1588 Sarah Menteth (d. after 14 Dec 1592), dau. of Sir John Menteth of Carse

only child by first wife

1. Hon John Elphinstone, later 2nd Lord Balmerinoch

mar. (2)

bef. 23 Dec 1597 Marjory Maxwell (d. after 12 Aug 1601), dau. of Hugh Maxwell of Tealing

children by second wife

2. Hon James Elphinstone, later 1st Lord Coupar

1. Hon Margaret Elphinstone, mar. 1618 as his first wife Andrew [Fraser], 2nd Lord Fraser, and had issue

2. Hon Barbara Elphinstone, mar. John Hamilton of Blair

3. Hon Marjory Elphinstone, mar. Francis Fraser of Kinmundie (d. bef. 1676), 2nd son of Andrew [Fraser], 1st Lord Fraser, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 3rd dau. of Robert Douglas, jure uxoris 4th Earl of Buchan, by his wife Lady Christian Stewart, suo jure Countess of Buchan, and had issue

died

21 Jun 1612

created

11 Jul 1606 Lord Balmerinoch

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

 

John [Elphinstone], 2nd Lord Balmerinoch

born

mar.

shortly aft. 30 Aug 1613 Ann Kerr (d. 15 Feb 1648/9; bur. with her husband), sister of Robert [Kerr or Carr], 1st Earl of Somerset, and only dau. of Sir Thomas Kerr of Fernihurst by his second wife Janet Scott, sister of Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch and dau. of William Scott, Yr of Branxholm and Buccleuch

only child

1. Hon John Elphinstone, later 3rd Lord Balmerinoch and 2nd Lord Coupar

died

28 Feb 1648/9 (bur. in the Logan cemetery at Restalrig)

suc. by

son

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John [Elphinstone], 3rd Lord Balmerinoch and 2nd Lord Coupar

born

18 Feb 1623

mar.

30 Oct 1649 Lady Margaret Campbell (d. Dec 1665; bur. at Restalrig), 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 1st Earl of Loudoun, by his wife Margaret Campbell, 1st dau. and hrss. of Hon George Campbell, Master of Loudoun (by his wife Lady Jean Fleming, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Fleming], 1st Earl of Wigtown), only son and heir ap. of Hugh [Campbell], 1st Lord Campbell of Loudoun, by his first wife Margaret Gordon, dau. of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar

children

1. Hon John Elphinstone, later 4th Lord Balmerinoch and 3rd Lord Coupar

2. Hon James Elphinstone (b. 23 Feb 1655; dvp. an infant)

3. Hon James Elphinstone (b. 12 Apr 1660; dvp. an infant)

1. Hon Margaret Elphinstone (b. 29 Jan 1657; dvp. an infant)

died

10 Jun 1704 (bur. at Restalrig)

suc. by

son

note

 

John [Elphinstone], 4th Lord Balmerinoch and 3rd Lord Coupar

born

26 Dec 1652

mar. (1)

16 Feb 1672 Lady Christian Montgomerie, 4th dau. of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton, by his second wife Lady Mary Leslie, 2nd dau. of John [Leslie], 6th Earl of Rothes

children by first wife

1. ..... Elphinstone, Master of Balmerinoch, younger (dvp. bef. 1698)

2. Hon Hugh Elphinstone, Master of Balmerinoch (dvp. at the Siege of Lisle 1708)

3. Hon James Elphinstone, later 5th Lord Balmerinoch and 4th Lord Coupar

1. Hon Margaret Elphinstone, mar. 16 Feb 1692 Sir John Preston of Prestonhill, and had issue

2. Hon Jean Elphinstone (d. 14 May 1739), mar. Jul 1702 as his second wife Francis [Stuart], 7th Earl of Moray, and had issue

mar. (2)

7 Jun 1687 Ann Ross (d. 10 Nov 1712; bur. at Restalrig), dau. of Most Rev Arthur Ross DD, Archbishop of St Andrew's

children by second wife

4. Hon Arthur Elphinstone, later 6th Lord Balmerinoch and 5th Lord Coupar

5. Hon Alexander Elphinstone, fought a duel with Lieut ..... Swift 1729 (d. 1 Oct 1733)

3. Hon Anne Elphinstone (d. unm.)

died

13 May 1736 (bur. at Restalrig)

suc. by

son by first wife

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James [Elphinstone], 5th Lord Balmerinoch and 4th Lord Coupar

born

24 Nov 1675

mar.

after 17 May 1718 Lady Elizabeth Carnegie (b. 2 Jan 1699; d. 21 Sep 1767; bur. at Restalrig), 2nd dau. of David [Carnegie], 4th Earl of Northesk, by his wife Lady Margaret Wemyss, 2nd dau. of James [Wemyss], Lord Burntisland for life, by his wife Lady Margaret Wemyss, suo jure Countess of Wemyss, only dau. by his third wife of David [Wemyss], 2nd Earl of Wemyss

died

s.p. 5 Jan 1746

suc. by

half brother

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Arthur [Elphinstone], 6th Lord Balmerinoch and 5th Lord Coupar

born

1688

mar.

Margaret Chalmers (b. c. 1709; d. 24 Aug 1765; bur. at Restalrig), dau. of Capt John Chalmers

died

s.p. 18 Aug 1746 (bur. in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London)

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 First written 16 Jul 2009

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