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Cranstoun, Lord (S, 1609 - 1869)

 

Creation: let.pat. 17 Nov 1609

 

Extinct: 28 Sep 1869

 

Family name: Cranstoun

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Arms:

Gules three Cranes Argent

Crest:

A Crane sleeping with its head under its wing, one foot with a Stone lifted up

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Lady richly attired holding out a Bunch of Strawberries to a Buck proper, the supporter on the Sinister side

Motto:

 Thou shalt want ere I want

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William [Cranstoun], 1st Lord Cranstoun

son of John Cranstoun of Moriestoun

born

mar.

before 15 Mar 1581 Sarah Cranstoun (d. after 11 Mar 1619), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Cranstoun of Cranstoun by his wife Margaret Ramsay, dau. of George Ramsay of Dalhousie

children

1. Hon John Cranstoun, later 2nd Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon James Cranstoun, Master of Cranstoun (d. 1633), mar. (1) before 12 Jul 1612 Elizabeth Macgill, sister of David Macgill of Cranstoun Riddell, and 1st dau. of Rt Hon David Makgill of Cranstoun Riddell, a Lord of Session, by his wife Mary Sinclair, 1st dau. of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun, and had issue:

1a. Elizabeth Cranstoun, mar. 1632 Thomas Craig of Riccartoun

The Master of Cranstoun mar. (2) Lady Elizabeth Stewart, dau. of Francis [Stewart], 1st Earl of Bothwell, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. William Cranstoun, later 3rd Lord Cranstoun

2a. Margaret Cranstoun, mar. ..... Cockburn of Clerkington

3a. Sara Cranstoun (d. before 21 Dec 1691), mar. after 12 Nov 1641 Sir Robert Dobie of Stanyhill

4a. Isobel Cranstoun, mar. Sir Gilbert Elliot of Stobs

3. Col Hon Henry Cranstoun (d. after 1653), mar. Margaret Wauchope

4. Hon Thomas Cranstoun

1. Hon Agnes Cranstoun (d. after 1618)

2. Hon Elizabeth Cranstoun, mar. John Edgar, Yr of Wedderlie

3. Hon Barbara/Janet Cranstoun, mar. after 2 Nov 1615 Janet Seton of Touch

bur.

23 Jul 1627 at Cranstoun

created

17 Nov 1609 Lord Cranstoun, with remainder to his heirs male

suc. by

son

note

Capt of the Guards to King James VI, by whom he was knighted

 

John [Cranstoun], 2nd Lord Cranstoun

born

mar. (1)

after 22 Nov 1616 Hon Elizabeth Scott (dsp. after 30 Jun 1619 and before 23 Apr 1623), 2nd dau. of Walter [Scott], 1st Lord Scott of Buccleuch, by his wife Margaret Ker, sister of Robert [Ker], 1st Earl of Roxburghe, and dau. of Sir William Ker of Cessford

mar. (2)

before 23 Apr 1623 Hon Helen Lindsay (d. 1658), only dau. of James [Lindsay], 7th Lord Lindsay of the Byres, by his wife Lady Eupheme Leslie, 1st dau. by his first wife of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes

died

s.p. in or before 1648

suc. by

nephew

note

Coroner of Roxburghshire for life 1618

 

William [Cranstoun], 3rd Lord Cranstoun

born

mar.

after 10 Jul 1643 Lady Mary Leslie, 5th dau. of Alexander [Leslie], 1st Earl of Leven, by his first wife Agnes Renton, dau. of David Renton of Billie

children

1. Hon James Cranstoun, later 4th Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon Alexander Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

1. Hon Agnes Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

2. Hon Helen Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

3. Hon Margaret Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

4. Hon Christian Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

5. Hon Elizabeth Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

6. Hon Mary Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

7. Hon Barbara Cranstoun (d. after 20 Mar 1663)

died

after 29 Jul 1664

suc. by

son

note

one of the "Engagers" for King Charles I 1648; accompanied King Charles II into England 1651, fought for him at the Battle of Worcester, where he was taken prisoner and sent to the Tower of London; his estates were sequestrated, lands producing rents of £200 a year settled on his wife and children, and he was exempted from Cromwell's Act of Grace and Pardon 1654; allowed to raise a force of 1,000 men in 1656 to fight for Charles Gustavus, King of Sweden; in 1661/2 he was found guilty of killing Alexander Skringer with a rapier in self-defence

 

James [Cranstoun], 4th Lord Cranstoun

born

mar.

Mary Don, dau. of Sir Alexander Don of Newton, 1st Bt., by his wife Isabella Smith, dau. of ..... Smith of Duns

children

1. Hon William Cranstoun, later 5th Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon Alexander Cranstoun (dsp. on the Darien expedition)

died

between 1685 and 1688

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Cranstoun], 5th Lord Cranstoun

born

mar.

bef. 1703 Lady Jean Kerr (d. Mar 1768), 2nd dau. of William [Kerr], 2nd Marquess of Lothian, by his wife and cousin Lady Jean Campbell, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Archibald [Campbell], 9th Earl of Argyll

children

1. Hon James Cranstoun, later 6th Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon William Cranstoun (dvp. young)

3. Hon Archibald Cranstoun (dvp. young)

4. Hon Alexander Cranstoun (bapt. 5 May 1713; dvp. young)

5. Capt Hon William Henry Cranstoun (bapt. 12 Aug 1714; dspm. 2 Dec 1752), mar. 22 May 1744 Anne Murray, dau. of David Murray, merchant in Leith, son by his first wife of Sir David Murray of Stanhope, 2nd Bt., and had issue

6. Hon Charles Cranstoun (bapt. 26 Feb 1716; d. unm.)

7. Hon George Cranstoun (d. 30 Dec 1807), mar. Maria Brisbane (d. 27 Oct 1807), dau. of Thomas Brisbane of Brisbane, and had issue:

1a. Henry Kerr Cranstoun, worked in the Navy Pay Office, London (b. c. 1756; d. 9 Feb 1843), mar. (1) 2 May 1775 Christina Inglis Smart, and (2) 11 Oct 1803 Mary Ann Whitfoord, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Whitfoord of Blairquhan, 3rd Bt., by his wife ..... Cartwright, dau. and cohrss. of ..... Cartwright, of Ossington, co. Nottingham, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. George Home Cranstoun (b. 10 Feb 1776)

1b. Christina Brisbane Cranstoun (b. c. 1787), mar. Thomas Metcalfe, of Lincoln's Inn, London (b. 16 Oct 1781), son of Cornelius Metcalfe, a merchant of Manchester and London, by his wife Sarah Bayley, dau. of Samuel Bayley, of Manchester, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2a. George Cranstoun, advocate, Sheriff-depute of Sutherland 1806-17, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates 1823, a Lord of Session styled as Lord Corehouse 1826-39 (d. 26 Jun 1830)

1a. Margaret Nicolson Cranstoun, mar. 25 Feb 1780 William Cunningham of Lainshaw, and had issue

2a. Jane Anne Cranstoun, mar. 23 Jun 1797 Wenceslaus, Count of Purgstall, and had issue

3a. Helen d'Arcy Cranstoun (d. 28 Jul 1838), mar. 26 Jul 1790 Dugald Stewart of Catrine, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, and had issue

1. Hon Jane Cranstoun (dvp. young)

2. Hon Anne Cranstoun (b. 1719; d. 19 Aug 1769), mar. 15 Aug 1759 Gabriel Selby, of Paston, co. Northumberland

3. Hon Elizabeth Cranstoun (d. unmar.)

4. Hon Jean Cranstoun (bapt. 16 May 1717; d. 9 Dec 1796)

5. Hon Mary Cranstoun (d. 10 Apr 1768), mar. Archibald Megget WS, of Edinburgh

died

27 Jan 1726/7

suc. by

son

note

a supporter of the Union with England 1707

 

James [Cranstoun], 6th Lord Cranstoun

born

mar.

bef. 1749 Sophia Brown (mar. (2) 10 Nov 1773 Michael Lade, barrister; d. 26 Oct 1779; bur. in St James's Church, Westminster), dau. of Jeremiah Brown, of Abscourt, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon William Cranstoun, later 7th Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon Brown Cranstoun (bapt. 31 Mar 1754; d. unm.)

3. Hon James Cranstoun, later 8th Lord Cranstoun

4. Hon Charles Cranstoun (d. Nov 1790), mar. Elizabeth Turner, of co. Worcester, and had issue:

1a. James Edmund Cranstoun, later 9th Lord Cranstoun

5. Col Hon George Cranstoun, commanded the 64th Regiment of Foot at the capture of Surinam (bapt. 21 Dec 1761; d. 8 Mar 1806)

1. Hon Elizabeth Cranstoun (bapt. 16 Sep 1761)

2. Hon Charlotte Cranstoun (bapt. 31 Mar 1764)

died

8 Jul 1773 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

son

note

Grand Master of Freemasons 1745-47; on his marriage in 1749 he received £12,000 and an estate in the West Indies; obtained an Act of Parliament 1756 to sell property in Northumberland settled on his marriage

 

William [Cranstoun], 7th Lord Cranstoun

born

3 Sep 1749

died

30 Jul 1778 (bur. in Westminster Abbey)

suc. by

brother

note

 

James [Cranstoun], 8th Lord Cranstoun

bapt.

26 Jun 1755

mar.

19 Aug 1792 Elizabeth Montolieu (d. 27 Aug 1797; bur. in Bath Abbey), yst. dau. of Lt Col Lewis Charles Montolieu, Baron of St Hypolite in the Holy Roman Empire, by his wife Elizabeth Letreup, dau. of Peter Letreup

died

s.p. 22 Sep 1796 (bur. in the Garrison Chapel at Portsmouth)

suc. by

nephew

note

entered the Royal Navy' Lieut 1776; Capt 1782, taking part in Admiral Rodney's victory over Count de Grasse; received the thanks of Parliament 1795 for resisting a French fleet; Governor of Grenada 1796, but died before taking up his appointment

 

James Edmund [Cranstoun], 9th Lord Cranstoun

born

b. c. 1784

mar.

25 Nov 1807 Anna Linnington Macnamara (d. 22 Nov 1858), 1st dau. of John Macnamara, of St Christopher, British West Indies

children

1. Hon James Edward Cranstoun, later 10th Lord Cranstoun

2. Hon Charles Frederick Cranstoun, later 11th Lord Cranstoun

1. Hon Eliza Linnington Cranstoun (b. 15 Aug 1808; d. 23 Jan 1849), mar. 24 Feb 1838 Richard Ford, of Heavitree, co. Devon (d. 1 Sep 1858)

1. Hon Anna Caroline Cranstoun (b. 23 Dec 1812; d. 17 Nov 1847)

died

5 Sep 1818

suc. by

son

note

 

James Edward [Cranstoun], 10th Lord Cranstoun

born

12 Aug 1809

mar.

1843 Elizabeth Seale (d. 31 Aug 1899), 1st dau. of Sir John Henry Seale, 1st Bt., by his wife Paulina Elizabeth Jodrell, only child of Sir Paul Jodrell

only child

1. Hon Pauline Emily Cranstoun (b. 26 Jan 1855)

died

s.p.m. 18 Jun 1869

suc. by

brother

note

 

Charles Frederick [Cranstoun], 11th Lord Cranstoun

born

1813

died

28 Sep 1869

note

 

On the death of the 11th Lord Cranstoun the Lordship of Cranstoun became extinct or possibly dormant. The 5th Lord Cranstoun had a son, George, who died in Edinburgh in 1788 and left male issue. There were also two younger sons, Henry and Thomas, of the 1st Lord Cranstoun who are unaccounted for. The heirs male of the 1st Lord Cranstoun, other than his issue, are unknown.

 

 First written 22 May 2010

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