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Colville of Culross, Lord (S, 1604)

 

Creation: let.pat. 24 Apr 1604

 

Family name: Colville

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Arms:

See Viscount Colville of Culross

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Sir James Colville of Ochiltree later of Easter Wemyss

son and heir of Robert Colville of Hiltoun later of Ochiltree, which he acquired along with Oxnam from Elizabeth Colville, dau. of Sir William Colville of Ochiltree, by his wife Elizabeth Arnot, dau. of Walter Arnot of Balbarton

born

 

mar. (1)

Alison Bruce, dau. of Sir David Bruce of Clackmannan

children by first wife

1. Sir James Colville of Easter Wemyss, had his estates and goods restored to him 1543; knighted betw. 1548 and 1553 (b. 1532; d. before 16 May 1562), mar. Janet Douglas, 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven by his wife Margaret Erskine, mistress of King James V and 2nd dau. of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 16th Earl of Mar, and had issue:

1a. Sir James Colville of Easter Wemyss, later 1st Lord Colville of Culross

1. Alison Colville (dvp. young)

mar. (2)

21 May 1536 Margaret Forrester (d. before 16 May 1562), sister of David Forrester of Garden

children by second wife

2. Alexander Colville, Commendator of the Abbey of Culross 1566/7, a Senator of the College of Justice 1571/2, Privy Councillor 1572 (d. 1597), mar. Nicholas Dundas, dau. of Alexander Dundas of Fingask, and had issue:

1a. John Colville of West Comrie, titular Commendator of Culross (d. betw. 1645 and 1650), mar. Elizabeth Melville, dau. of Sir James Melville of Halhill, and had issue:

1b. Rev Dr Alexander Colville of West Comrie DD, Professor of Theology and Hebrew at the University of Sedan, Professor of Divinity at St Andrew's University 1642 (d. Jan 1666), mar. Anne le Blanc (d. after 1671), and had issue:

1c. Rev John Colville of West Comrie, Minister of Mid-Calder 1663 (d. betw. 1 Mar 1670 and Jun 1671)

2c. Abraham Colville, Professor of Hebrew and Mathematics at the University of Sedan (d. before 29 Jan 1681), mar. after 4 Nov 1665 Mary Preston, 4th dau. of Sir George Preston of Valleyfield, and had issue:

1d. Alexander Colville of Kincardine, later de jure 5th Lord Colville of Culross

2d. George Colville

1d. Marion Colville

2d. Anna Colville

1c. Sarah Colville

2b. James Colville (d. after 1641)

3b. Samuel Colville (d. after 1673)

2a. James Colville of Nether Kiddedder

3a. Rev Robert Colville, Minister of Culross, mar. Katherine Melville, and had issue

4a. Alexander Colville of Blair, Justiciar-Depute, mar. Agnes Wardlaw, and had issue

1a. Margaret Colville, mar. after 18 Oct 1606 Patrick Murray of Pardewis

2a. Susanna Colville, mar. (1) after 12 Sep 1609 John Monypenny of Pitmillie (d. 1 Aug 1617), and (2) after 22 Jul 1620 David Preston of Whitehill, and had issue by her first husband

3a. Katherine Colville (d. 10 Jun 1614), mar. James Melville, Yr of Halhill, and had issue

4a. Grizel Colville, mar. John Preston of Valleyfield

5a. Jean Colville, mar. Robert Bruce of Blairhall

2. Margaret Colville, mar. (1) 7 Mar 1553/4 William Menteith of Randyford (d. before 18 Jul 1571), (2) Patrick Home, son of George Home of Lundeis by his wife Margaret Erskine, and (3) before 14 May 1576 James Cunningham, brother of John Cunningham of Drumquhassell

died

bef. 4 Dec 1540

note

Director of Chancery 1518; Comptroller of the Household 1526;  obtained Easter Wemyss from Sir James Hamilton of Finnart in exchange for Ochiltree 1530;  a Judge of the Court of Session on its institution in 1532;  knighted 1533; deprived of his offices and accused of treason and malversation of his office 1538; fled to England and joined the Earl of Angus, upon which he was attainted and his estates forfeited 1540/1, a few months after his death

 

James [Colville], 1st Lord Colville of Culross

born

c. 1551

mar. (1)

after 22 Aug 1570 Hon Isabel Ruthven, sister of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie, and 2nd dau. of Patrick [Ruthven], 3rd Lord Ruthven, by his first wife Janet Douglas, said to be illegit. dau. of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus

children by first wife

1. James Colville, Yr of Easter Wemyss (dvp. sp. betw. Jun and 26 Sep 1595)

2. Hon Robert Colville, Master of Colville (dvp. betw. 1610 and 14 Dec 1614), mar. after 24 Sep 1603 Christian Bruce (d. after 9 Aug 1630), 1st lawful dau. of George Bruce of Carnock, and had issue:

1a. James Colville, later 2nd Lord Colville of Culross

2a. Thomas Colville (d. after 9 Mar 1619)

1. Hon Margaret Colville (d. after 30 May 1586)

2. Hon Cecilia Colville, mar. Laurence Merser of Meikleour

3. Hon Jean Colville, mar. after 23 Jun 1595 Sir James Campbell of Lawers (d. Jan 1645), 1st son and heir of Sir John Campbell of Lawers and Aberuchill by his wife and cousin Beatrix Campbell, dau. of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, and had issue

mar. (2)

before May 1599 Helen Moubray (widow of Robert Moubray of Barnbougle; d. after 1629), dau. of ..... Schaw

only child by second wife

4. Hon Helen Colville

died

Sep 1629

created

24 Apr 1604 Lord Colville of Culross, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever bearing the arms and name of Colville

suc. by

grandson

note

served for many years in the Huguenot army under Henry, King of Navarre; defended Stirling Castle for King James VI against the Regent Lennox 1571; involved in the "Raid of Ruthven" 1582 and fled to France until pardoned the next year; fought at the Battle of Ivry 1589 on behalf of his old master, now King Henry IV of France; the lands of the dissolved Abbey of Culross were erected into a temporal Lordship for him 1589; sent on several missions to the French King, for whom he was Governor of St Valery 1592-94; on an Embassy from Scotland to Queen Elizabeth of England 1594; following the death of his uncle, Alexander Colville, Commendator of Culross, the Abbey lands were erected into an hereditary Lordship and were granted to Sir William on 10 Mar 1604 with remainder to his heirs male and the title Lord Culross; a month later he was made Lord Colville of Culross in Parliament; a third charter, dated 20 Jan 1609, conveyed the possessions of the Abbey and the title Lord Colville of Culross to his issue male, whom failing to his heirs male whatsoever; he was granted lands in Ireland 1614

 

James [Colville], 2nd Lord Colville of Culross

born

1604

mar. (1)

c. 13 Jun 1622 Magdalen Young (bur. sp. in Edinburgh 28 Oct 1638), dau. of Sir Peter Young of Seton

mar. (2)

(Elizabeth ?) .....

children by second wife

1. Hon William Colville, later 3rd Lord Colville of Culross

2. Hon John Colville, later 4th Lord Colville of Culross

1. Hon Marjorie Colville, mar. Apr 1662 Isaac Dobson

mar. (3)

shortly before 1654 Margaret Clynton (mar. (2) John Arthur, and (3) Nicholas Hooper; d. 1686; bur. in St Ibereus' Church, Wexford)

died

1654 (bur. in the vaults of Trinity College, Dublin)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

had a charter of the lands of Tillicoultry 1630; sold Tillicoultry and the lands and castle of Easter Wemyss when he left Scotland for Ireland 1634; Quartermaster General of all the Forces in Ireland under General Monck 1647; distinguished himself under Cromwell and had a grant of the lands of Bally McLaughlin, co. Kilkenny 1649

 

William [Colville], 3rd Lord Colville of Culross

born

died

12 Apr 1656 (bur. in the vaults of Trinity College, Dublin)

suc. by

brother

note

 

John [Colville], 4th Lord Colville of Culross

born

died

shortly after 1678

suc. by

fourth cousin

note

 

Alexander Colville of Kincardine, de jure 5th Lord Colville of Culross

born

1666

mar.

after Apr 1687 Mary Erskine (bapt. 21 May 1667; d. after 9 Aug 1717), 4th dau. of Hon Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, 1st Bt., Lord Lyon King of Arms (by his wife Penelope Barclay, dau. of Arthur Barclay of Colhill, Gentleman of the King's Chamber), 3rd son of Hon Sir Alexander Erskine, styled Viscount Fentoun (by his wife Lady Anne Seton, 1st dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Thomas [Erskine], 1st Earl of Kellie

children

1. John Colville of Kincardine, later de jure and later de facto 6th Lord Colville of Culross

2. Lieut Gen Charles Colville, fought at Malplaquet 1709, Preston 1715, Gibraltar 1727, Dettingen and Fontenoy, Culloden 1745, and in Flanders until the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle 1748 (b. 1691; d. 29 Aug 1775)

3. Alexander Colville, Collector of Customs at Dundee 1729-35 and later at Inverness (b. 1693; d. 20 Apr 1765)

4. Dr George Colville (d. Nov 1756)

5. William Colville (dvp. young)

1. Margaret Colville (d. 1794), mar. Alexander Blair, and had issue

2. Isabel Colville (dsp.), mar. 16 Dec 1768 Rev George Johnston, Minister of Monikie

3. Penelope Colville (d. unm.)

4. Mary Colville (d. unm. 25 Oct 1770)

5. Anne Colville (d. unm.)

6. Catherine Colville (d. unm.)

died

9 Aug 1717

suc. by

son

note

Collector of Customs at the Port of Dundee

 

John [Colville], de jure later de facto 6th Lord Colville of Culross

born

1690

mar.

1716 Elizabeth Johnston (b. c. 1701; d. 3 Mar 1747/8)

children

1. Hon Alexander Colville, later 7th Lord Colville of Culross

2. Charles Colville (dvp. an infant)

3. Lieut Hon George Colville, served in Col Gooch's Regiment in America (b. 1720; dvp. of fever in New York 1739)

4. Hon John Colville, later 8th Lord Colville of Culross

5. Capt Hon Charles Colville (b. 21 Apr 1726; d. 15 Mar 1763)

6. Capt Hon James Colville RN, lost at sea when HMS Sunderland foundered off Pondicherry (b. 1734; d. 21 Jan 1761)

1. Hon Margaret Colville, mar. Capt Paul Castlemaine, of Horsley, co. Gloucester, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Colville (dvp. an infant 4 Apr 1731)

3. Hon Elizabeth Colville, mar. Robert Petrie, and had issue

died

20 Apr 1741

suc. by

son

note

an Ensign at the Battle of Malplaquet 1709; applied to vote at the election of Scottish Peers 1722 but was refused on the ground of the peerage not being on the Union Roll; his claim to the peerage as heir male of the 1st Lord Colville of Culross was acknowledged by the House of Lords 27 May 1723; at the Siege of Gibraltar 1727; Lt Col in the war with Spain 1739, during which he died in an epidemic in the transport ships off Cartagena

 

Alexander [Colville], 7th Lord Colville of Culross

born

28 Feb 1717

mar.

1 Oct 1768 his third cousin Lady Elizabeth Macfarlane (widow of Walter Macfarlane of that Ilk; d. 2 Nov 1794), 1st dau. of Alexander [Erskine], 5th Earl of Kellie, by his second wife Janet Pitcairn, dau. of Dr Archibald Pitcairn

died

s.p.legit. 21 May 1770

suc. by

brother

note

entered the Royal Navy 1731; in command in America 1755; was at the capture of Louisberg 1758; at the relief of Quebec 1760, and drove the French out of Newfoundland; Rear Admiral of the White 1762; Vice Admiral 1769

 

John [Colville], 8th Lord Colville of Culross

born

24 Jan 1724/5

mar.

18 Jul 1758 Amelia Webber (d. 5 Aug 1788; bur. in Walcot Church, Bath)

children

1. Charles Colville (b. Apr 1759; dvp. an infant)

2. Alexander Colville (b. 1761; dvp. an infant)

3. Lieut Hon James John Colville RN, Master of Colville, entered the Navy 1779 (b. 10 Aug 1763; dvp. 18 Feb 1786)

4. Hon John Colville, later 9th Lord Colville of Culross

5. Hon Alexander Colville (b. 1769; dvp. an infant)

6. Lieut Gen Hon Sir Charles Colville GCB GCH, a distinguished career soldier serving in the West Indies, the Peninsula and France, Interim-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Grenada 1808, Commander-in-Chief at Bombay 1819, Governor of Mauritius 1828 (b. 7 Aug 1770; d. 27 Mar 1843), mar. 16 Feb 1818 Jane Mure (d. 27 May 1843), dau. of William Mure of Caldwell, and had issue:

1a. Charles John, later 10th Lord Colville of Culross later 1st Viscount Colville of Culross

2a. Col Hon Sir William James Colville KCVO CB, served in the Crimean War with the Rifle Brigade and on the staff of Gen Sir J Simpson, Lieutenant Yeoman of the Guard, Comptroller of the Household of HRH the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1871-94, Master of Ceremonies to Queen Victoria 1894-1901 and King Edward VII 1901-03 (b. 9 Mar 1827; d. 16 Oct 1903), mar. 20 Jan 1857 Georgiana Mary Montague Baillie (d. 29 Mar 1918), dau. of Evan Baillie of Dochfour by his wife Lady Georgiana Frederica Montagu, 5th dau. of William [Montagu], 5th Duke of Manchester, and had issue

3a. Francis Frederick Colville (b. and dvp. Jul 1832)

1a. Hon Anne Amelia Colville (b. 7 Dec 1819; d. 6 Jan 1900), mar. 29 Jul 1839 Hon Francis Jack Needham MP, styled Viscount Newry and Morne (b. 2 Feb 1815; dvp. 6 May 1851), 1st son and heir ap. of Francis Jack [Needham], 2nd Earl of Kilmorey, by his first wife Jane Gun-Cunninghame, 5th dau. of George Gun-Cunninghame, of Mount Kennedy, co. Wicklow, and Kilmorna, co. Kerry, and had issue

2a. Hon Catherine Dorothea Colville (b. 11 Jan 1822; d. 26 Feb 1904), mar. 2 Oct 1861 as his second wife Sir John Simeon, 3rd Bt. MP, and had issue

3a. Hon Georgiana Clementine Colville (b. 10 Aug 1828; d. 18 Mar 1871), mar. 13 Jul 1865 Joseph Ridgway, of Fairlawn, Sevenoaks, co. Kent

7. Hon George Colville, served with the 41st Regiment in the West Indies (b. 11 Aug 1771; dvp. of fever at St Domingo 1794)

1. Isabella Colville (dvp. young)

2. Elizabeth Colville (dvp. an infant)

3. Hon Anne Colville, mar. 19 Apr 1802 Capt James Forsyth

4. Hon Catherine Colville (d. 19 Sep 1843; bur. in Bath Abbey), mar. 14 Jun 1792 Rev Roger Frankland, Rector of Yarlington and Canon of Wells (d. 25 Mar 1826), and had issue

died

8 Mar 1811 (bur. in Bath Abbey)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1741; served in the West Indies; at the Battle of Fontenoy 1745, the Battle of Culloden 1746 and the reduction of Belle Isle 1761; Capt 1754; Inspector General of the Out Posts 1765-1811

 

John [Colville], 9th Lord Colville of Culross

born

15 Mar 1768

mar. (1)

14 Oct 1790 Elizabeth Ford (b. Feb 1754; dsps. 19 Aug 1839), sister of Sir Francis Ford, 1st Bt., and dau. of Francis Ford, of the Lea in St Michael's Parish, Barbados, by his wife Elizabeth Hothersall, dau. of John Hothersall

only child by first wife

1. a dau. (dvp. in infancy)

mar. (2)

15 Oct 1841 Hon Anne Law (b. 21 Jan 1815; dsp. 30 May 1852), sister of Edward [Law], 1st Earl of Ellenborough, and 1st dau. of Edward [Law], 1st Baron Ellenborough, by his wife Anne Towry, dau. of Capt George Phillips Towry RN, of Shipley, co. Northumberland

died

s.p.s. 22 Oct 1849

suc. by

nephew

note

entered the Navy 1780; a Representative Peer (Tory) for Scotland 1818-49; Rear Admiral 1819; Vice Admiral 1830; Admiral 1841; Admiral of the White 1847; an Extra Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince Consort

 

Charles John [Colville], 10th Lord Colville of Culross later 1st Viscount Colville of Culross

created

31 Dec 1885 Baron Colville of Culross, of Culross in the County of Perth

12 Jul 1902 Viscount Colville of Culross, of Culross in the County of Perth

 

The Lordship of Colville of Culross has been held by the Viscounts Colville of Culross since 12 Jul 1902.

 

 First written 2 Apr 2010

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