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Cathcart, Lord (S, c. 1452)

 

Creation: let.pat. c. 1452

 

Family name: Cathcart

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Arms:

See Earl Cathcart

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Alan [Cathcart], 1st Lord Cathcart

son and heir of Alan Cathcart, Lord of Cathcart

born

mar.

Janet Maxwell

children

1. Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart, mar., and had issue:

1a. Alan Cathcart, later 2nd Lord Cathcart

2. David Cathcart of Clolynan and Pennyfodzach (dvp.), mar. Margaret Boyd, dau. of Sir Alexander Boyd of Duncoll, and had issue

3. Hugh Cathcart of Trogwein, mar., and had issue

4. John Cathcart of Galryne

1. Eleanor Cathcart, mar. after 19 Mar 1473 David Stewart, son of John Stewart of Craigiehall

2. Christian Cathcart, mar. Alexander Hamilton of Brentwood

3. Margaret Cathcart, mar. Sir William Sempill of Castle Sempill, Sheriff of Renfrew

died

bef. 3 Oct 1497 (bur. at the Blackfriars, Ayr)

created

c. 1452 Lord Cathcart

suc. by

grandson

note

formally a follower of the Earl of Douglas, he was a favourite of both King James II and King James III; Warden of the West Marches 1481; Master of the Artillery 1485

 

John [Cathcart], 2nd Lord Cathcart

born

mar. (1)

Margaret Kennedy, dau. of John Kennedy of Blairquhan

only child by first wife

1. Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart (dvp. at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513), mar. in or before Aug 1507 Agnes Lyle (mar. (2) John Maxwell of Stanelie), yst. dau. of Robert [Lyle], 2nd Lord Lyle, by his wife Margaret Houston, and had issue:

1a. Alan Cathcart, later 3rd Lord Cathcart

mar. (2)

bef. Aug 1499 Margaret Douglas, 1st dau. of William Douglas, 3rd of Drumlanrig, by his wife Elizabeth Crichton, dau. of Sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar

children by second wife

2. Robert Cathcart of Killochan (dvp. at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513), mar. Margaret Cathcart (mar. (2) Hugh Campbell), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Alan Cathcart of Carleton, and was ancestor of the Cathcarts of Carleton and Killochan and the Cathcarts of Genoch

3. John Cathcart of Glendowis (dvp. at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513), mar. Sibyl Cathcart (c. c. 1527), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Alan Cathcart of Carleton, and had issue

4. David Cathcart of Duchray and Clavannis, mar. Agnes Crawfurd, dau. of Sir George Crawfurd of Leiffnoris, and was ancestor of the Cathcarts of Carbiston

5. Hugh Cathcart of Arvy (d. after 14 Sep 1517), mar. Egidia Crawfurd, dau. of John Crawfurd of Drongane

1. Janet Cathcart, mar. John Crawfurd of Drongane

2. Sibella Cathcart, mar. John Wallace, Yr of Craigie, son and heir of Hugh Wallace of Craigie

3. Jean Cathcart, mar. John Shaw of Haily

4. Margaret Cathcart, mar. John Hunter of Hunterston, and had issue

died

Dec 1535

suc. by

grandson

note

 

 

Alan [Cathcart], 3rd Lord Cathcart

born

 

mar.

Hon Helen Sempill (d. after 1547), 1st dau. of William [Sempill], 2nd Lord Sempill, by his first wife Lady Margaret Montgomerie (d. bef. 12 Feb 1522/3), 1st dau. of Hugh [Montgomerie], 1st Earl of Eglinton

only child

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, later 4th Lord Cathcart

died

10 Sep 1547 at the Battle of Pinkie (bur. at the Blackfriars, Ayr)

suc. by

son

note

 

 

Alan [Cathcart], 4th Lord Cathcart

born

c. 1537

mar. (1)

Margaret Wallace, dau. of John Wallace of Craigie

children by first wife

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart (b. 1562; dvp. before 23 Jul 1603), mar. after 9 Feb 1593/4 Isobel Kennedy, dau. of Thomas Kennedy of Bargeny, and had issue:

1a. Alan Cathcart, later 5th Lord Cathcart

2. Hon Gilbert Cathcart

mar. (2)

Florence Kennedy (widow of John Kennedy of Baltersane), dau. of ..... McDougall

died

Dec 1618

suc. by

grandson

note

a great promoter of the Reformation; signed the bond on behalf of the young King James VI 1567; fought on the King's side at the Battle of Langside 1568; Master of the Household 1579

 

Alan [Cathcart], 5th Lord Cathcart

born

c. 1600

mar. (1)

after Aug 1621 Lady Margaret Stewart (dsps.), 2nd dau. of Francis [Stewart], 1st Earl of Bothwell, by his wife Lady Margaret Scott, widow of Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch, and 1st dau. of David [Douglas], 7th Earl of Angus

mar. (2)

after 29 Oct 1626 Jean Colquhoun (mar. (2) Sir Duncan Campbell of Auchinbreck, 2nd Bt., and (3) Hon Sir William Hamilton, 1st Bt.), 1st dau. of Alexander Colquhoun of Luss by his wife Helen Buchanan, dau. of Sir George Buchanan of that Ilk

only child by second wife

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, later 6th Lord Cathcart

died

18 Aug 1628

suc. by

son by second wife

note

 

 

Alan [Cathcart], 6th Lord Cathcart

born

1628

mar.

in or before Jul 1643 Marion Boswell, dau. of David Boswell, 5th of Auchinleck, by his wife Isabel Wallace, dau. of Sir John Wallace of Cairnhill

children

1. Hon Alan Cathcart, later 7th Lord Cathcart

2. Hon James Cathcart

3. Hon David Cathcart (d. c. 1688)

died

13 Jun 1709

suc. by

son

note

a Presbyterian, he voted against the suppression of Presbytery 1661

 

Alan [Cathcart], 7th Lord Cathcart

born

c. 1648

mar.

after 12 Oct 1672 Hon Elizabeth Dalrymple (bapt. 9 Oct 1653; d. 21 Mar 1733), 2nd dau. of James [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair, by his wife Margaret Ross, 1st dau. of James Ross of Balniel

children

1. Alan Cathcart (dvp. at sea Aug 1699)

2. Hon Charles Cathcart, later 8th Lord Cathcart

3. Maj Hon James Cathcart, served under Marlborough against the French and in this country against the Jacobites (dvp. 13 Jun 1716 in a duel by Gordon of Ardoch)

1. Hon Margaret Cathcart (d. Jan 1742), mar. Sir Adam Whitefoord of Blairquhan, and had issue

died

19 Oct 1732

suc. by

son

note

 

Charles [Cathcart], 8th Lord Cathcart

born

1686

mar. (1)

29 Mar 1718 Marion Schaw (b. 7 Dec 1700; d. 21 Mar 1733), only child of Sir John Schaw of Greenock, 3rd Bt. MP, by his wife Margaret Dalrymple, 1st dau. of Hon Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, 1st Bt. MP, President of the Court of Session (by his first wife Marion Hamilton, dau. of Sir Robert Hamilton of Pressmanen), 3rd son of John [Dalrymple], 1st Viscount of Stair

children by first wife

1. George Allan Cathcart, twin (b. 21 Mar 1719; dvp. young; bur. in the Chapel of Holyrood House)

2. John Cathcart, twin (b. 21 Mar 1719; dvp. young; bur. in the Chapel of Holyrood House)

3. Hon Charles Schaw Cathcart, later 9th Lord Cathcart

4. Hon Schaw Cathcart, Ensign 3rd Regiment of Foot (b. 26 Sep 1722; killed at the Battle of Fontenoy 30 Apr1745)

5. Hugh Cathcart (b. 3 Apr 1725; dvp. young)

1. Hon Eleanora Cathcart (b. 3 Mar 1720; dsp. 3 Nov 1769), mar. 15 Feb 1744 her cousin Sir John Houston of Houston, 4th Bt.

2. Hon Margaret Cathcart (b. 25 Jan 1724; d. unm.)

3. Hon Elizabeth Cathcart (b. 24 Apr 1726; d. unm.)

4. Hon Mary Ann Cathcart (b. 26 Oct 1727; d. 11 Jul 1774; bur. at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh), mar.16 Dec 1754 William [Napier], 7th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, and had issue

5. Hon ..... Cathcart (b. and dvp. 20 Mar 1733)

mar. (2)

1739 Elizabeth Fleet (b. c. 1691; widow of (1) Capt Sabine, and (2) James Fleet, of Tewin, co. Hertford; mar. (4) 18 May 1745 Lt Col Hugh McGuire; d. 3 Aug 1789; bur. at Tewin, co. Hertford), 2nd dau. of Thomas Malyn, of Battersea, co. Surrey

died

20 Dec 1740 (bur. on the beach of Prince Rupert's Bay, Dominica)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

served as Capt in the wars in Flanders; Major, Scots Greys 1709, and later Lt Col; fought bravely at the Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715, where the victory over the Jacobite left wing was principally owing to him; Lt Col, 9th Regiment of Foot 1717; Receiver General for Scotland 1725-29; Groom of the Bedchamber to king George II 1727-32; Col, 31st Regiment of Foot 1728-31; Col, 8th Regiment of Dragoons 1731-33; Col, 7th Horse of King's Carabineers (6th Dragoon Guards) 1733-40; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1734-40; Governor of Duncannon Castle 1735-40; Brig General 1735; Major General 1739; appointed Commander-in-Chief of the forces sent to attack the Spanish possessions in North America, he set sail but died, after 13 days' illness, of a bloody flux on the voyage

 

Charles Schaw [Cathcart], 9th Lord Cathcart, KT PC

born

21 Mar 1721

mar.

24 Jul 1753 Jean Hamilton (b. 19 Aug 1726; d. 13 Nov 1771; bur. in Audley Street Chapel, London), dau. of Capt Lord Archibald Hamilton of Riccartoun and Pardovan MP RN, of Confey Castle, co. Kildare, Governor of Greenwich Hospital and Governor of Jamaica (by his third wife Lady Jane Hamilton, 5th dau. of James [Hamilton], 6th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of William [Douglas later Hamilton-Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton

children

1. Hon William Schaw Cathcart, later 10th Lord Cathcart later 1st Viscount Cathcart later 1st Earl Cathcart

2. Lt Col Hon Charles Allan Cathcart, Member of Parliament for Clackmannanshire (b. 8 Dec 1759; d. 10 Jun 1788)

3. Hon John Cathcart (b. 23 Apr 1761; dvp. 1770; bur. in Audley Street Chapel, London)

4. Rev Hon Archibald Cathcart, Prebendary of York (b. 25 Jul 1764; d. 10 Oct 1841), mar. 3 Jun 1790 Frances Henrietta Fremantle (d. 26 Apr 1821), dau. of John Fremantle, of Abbots Aston, co. Buckingham, and had issue

5. Hon ..... Cathcart, stillborn (b. and dvp. 7 Jun 1768; bur. in Audley Street Chapel, London)

1. Hon Jane Cathcart (b. 20 May 1754; d. 5 Dec 1790), mar. 26 Dec 1774 as his first wife her second cousin once removed John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Cathcart (b. 1 Mar 1757; dsp. 26 Jun 1792; bur. at Methven), mar. 26 Dec 1774 Thomas [Graham], 1st Baron Lynedoch

3. Hon Louisa Cathcart, suo jure Countess of Mansfield

4. Hon Charlotte Catherine Cathcart, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Charlotte (b. 8 Jul 1770; d. 20 Oct 1794)

died

14 Aug 1776

suc. by

son

note

Capt, 20th Regiment of Foot 1742; a Lord of the Bedchamber; ADC to HRH the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Fontenoy 1745 and where his only surviving brother was killed; Capt, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards 1745; a hostage in France 1748-49 for the performing of the definite treaty; Col and Adjutant General to the Forces in North Britain 1750; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1752-76; High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Kirk 1755-63 and 1773-76; Major General 1758; Lieut General 1760; Governor of Dunbarton Castle 1761-64; Knight of the Thistle 1763; First Lord of Police 1764-76; Ambassador to St Petersburg 1768-71; Privy Councillor 1768; Lord Rector of Glasgow University 1773-75

 

William Schaw [Cathcart], 10th Lord Cathcart later 1st Viscount Cathcart later 1st Earl Cathcart, KT PC

created

9 Nov 1807 Baron Greenock, of Greenock in the County of Renfrew, and Viscount Cathcart, of Cathcart in the same county

16 Jul 1814 Earl Cathcart

 

The Lordship of Cathcart was held by the 1st Viscount Cathcart from 9 Nov 1807 until 16 Jul 1814, and by the Earls Cathcart since that date.

 

 First written 31 Mar 2010

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