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Findlater, Earl of (S, 1638 - dormant 1811)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Feb 1638 with regrant 18 Oct 1641

 

Dormant: 5 Oct 1811

 

Family name: Ogilvy

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Argent a Lion passant guardant Gules imperially crowned Or (Ogilvy); 2nd and 3rd, Argent a Cross engrailed Sable (Sinclair)

Crest:

A Lion rampant Gules holding in the paws a Plummet Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion rampant Or armed Gules

Motto:

Tout Jour

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James [Ogilvy], 2nd Lord Ogilvy of Deskford later 1st Earl of Findlater, PC

1st son and heir of Walter [Ogilvy], 1st Lord Ogilvy of Deskford, by his second wife Lady Mary Douglas, 3rd dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton

born

mar. (1)

after 13 and 17 Feb 1610 Lady Elizabeth Wemyss (widow of David Wemyss, son and heir ap. of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss), 2nd dau. of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes, by his first wife Grizel Hamilton, dau. of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart

children by first wife

1. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, mar. Sir Patrick Ogilvy, Yr of Inchmartine, later 2nd Earl of Findlater

2. Lady Anne Ogilvy (d. Jan 1660/1), mar. after 5 Apr 1637 as his first wife William [Cunningham], 9th Earl of Glencairn, and had issue

mar. (2)

Lady Marion Cunningham (mar. (2) 13 Nov 1660 as his second wife Hon Alexander Fraser, Master of Saltoun, 1st son and heir ap. by his second wife of Alexander [Fraser], 11th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy;  dsp. Jan 1660/1), 4th dau. of William [Cunningham], 8th Earl of Glencairn, by his wife Lady Janet Kerr, 2nd dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian

died

s.p.m. 1652

created

20 Feb 1638 Lord Deskford and Earl of Findlater, with remainder to the heirs male of his body succeeding him in the patrimony and estate of Findlater and Deskford;  resigned the honours and obtained a novodamus 18 Oct 1641 with remainder to his son-in-law Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Inchmartine, and the heirs male of the said Patrick

suc. by

son-in-law

note

suc. his father 7 Jul 1624 as 2nd Lord Ogilvy of Deskford;  Privy Councillor 1637 and 1641 for life

 

Patrick [Ogilvy], 2nd Earl of Findlater

son and heir of Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Inchmartine, co. Perth, by his wife Anne Campbell, 3rd dau. of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt., by his first wife Lady Jean Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl

born

mar.

Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Ogilvy], 1st Earl of Findlater, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Wemyss, widow of David Wemyss, Yr. of Wemyss, and 2nd dau. by his first wife of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes

children

1. Hon James Ogilvy, later 3rd Earl of Findlater

1. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy, mar. (sic?) Alexander Innes, Yr of Fedderate

died

May 1659

suc. by

son

note

during the lifetime of his father-in-law he was styled Lord Deskford and Inchmartine and accorded the style and precedence of the eldest son of an Earl

 

James [Ogilvy], 3rd Earl of Findlater

born

mar. (1)

c.1658 Lady Anne Seton (widow of Robert Seton, son of Sir George Seton of Hailes), only child of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton, by his first wife Lady Anne Hamilton, 1st dau. of James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton

children by first wife

1. Hon Walter Ogilvy, styled Lord Deskford (b. c. 1660; dvp. bef. Jun 1698)

2. Hon James Ogilvy, later 1st Viscount Seafield later 1st Earl of Seafield later 4th Earl of Findlater

3. Col Hon Patrick Ogilvy of Lonmay and Inchmartine, Member of Parliament for Cullen 1702-08 and for Elgin Burghs 1708-10 (b. c. 1665; d. 20 Dec 1737), mar. his cousin Elizabeth Montgomerie (d. 1753), only dau. of Hon Francis Montgomerie of Giffen MP (by his second wife Elizabeth Primrose, widow of Sir James Primrose of Barnbougle and dau. of Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformachus, Bt.), 2nd son by his second wife of Hugh [Montgomerie], 7th Earl of Eglinton, and had issue:

1a. James Ogilvy (b. 24 Jul 1709)

2a. Francis Ogilvy (b. 11 Sep 1710)

3a. Col Patrick Ogilvy (b. 24 Mar 1712), mar. Mary Ogilvy, only dau. of Archibald Ogilvy of Rothiemay

4a. Hew Ogilvy (bapt. 30 Jul 1668)

1a. Mary Ogilvy

2a. Anna Ogilvy (d. 27 Aug 1735), mar. after 19 Oct 1698 George Allardice of that Ilk, and had issue

mar. (2)

Oct 1703 Lady Mary Livingston (widow of (1) Alexander [Livingston], 2nd Earl of Calendar, and (2) Sir James Livingston of Westquarter, Bt.;  dsp. bef. Aug 1705), 3rd dau. of William [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Maxwell, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Maxwell], 1st Earl of Dirletoun

died

1711

suc. by

son by first wife

 

James [Ogilvy], 1st Viscount Seafield later 1st Earl of Seafield later 4th Earl of Findlater, KT PC

born

11 Jul 1663

mar.

1687 Anne Dunbar (d. 14 Aug 1708), dau. of Sir William Dunbar of Durn, 1st Bt., by his wife Janet Brodie, dau. of Very Rev John Brodie, Dean of Aldearn

children

1. Hon James Ogilvy, later 5th Earl of Findlater and 2nd Earl of Seafield

2. Hon William Ogilvy (b. 6 May 1699; d. young)

3. Hon George Ogilvy, advocate (d. Jan 1732)

1. Lady Elizabeth Ogilvy (b. on or bef. 6 May 1692; d. 24 Sep 1778), mar. 15 Jul 1710 Charles [Maitland], 6th Earl of Lauderdale, and had issue

2. Lady Janet Ogilvy (dsp. 25 Dec 1720), mar. (1) 1716 Hugh Forbes, Yr of Craigievar, 1st son and heir ap. of Sir William Forbes of Craigievar, 3rd Bt., and (2) 1719 as his first wife William [Duff], 1st Earl Fife

died

15 Aug 1730

created

v.p. 24 Jun 1698 Lord Ogilvy of Cullen and Viscount Seafield, with remainder to the heirs male of his body, whom failing to the other heirs of entail of his land

v.p. 24 Jun 1701 Lord Ogilvy of Deskford and Cullen, Viscount Reidhaven and Earl of Seafield, with similar remainder

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Cullen 1689-95;  Solicitor General [S] 1693;  knighted 1695;  Secretary of State [S] 1695/6-1702 and 1704-05;  President of the Parliament [S] 1698;  Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1700, 1703, 1724 and 1727;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1702-04 and 1705-08;  Knight of the Thistle 1703/4;  Privy Councillor 1707-1714 and 1723-30;  a Representative Peer 1707-10, 1712-15 and 1722-30;  Lord Chief Baron [S] 1708-09;  Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland 1713-14

 

James [Ogilvy], 5th Earl of Findlater and 2nd Earl of Seafield

born

c.1689

mar. (1)

c.1710 Lady Elizabeth Hay, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Hay], 7th Earl of Kinnoull, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Drummond, only dau. of William [Drummond], 1st Viscount Strathallan

children by first wife

1. Hon James Ogilvy, later 6th Earl of Findlater and 3rd Earl of Seafield

1. Lady Margaret Ogilvy (d. 20 Feb 1757), mar. 31 Oct 1735 as his second wife Sir Ludovic Grant of Grant later Colquhoun of Luss later Grant of Grant, 7th Bt. MP (b. 13 Jan 1707; d. 18 Mar 1773), and had issue:

1a. Sir James Grant of Grant, 8th Bt., Member of Parliament for Elgin and Forres 1761-68 and for Banffshire 1790-95, Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire 1794-1809, Cashier-General of the Excise in Scotland 1795-1811 (b. 19 May 1738; d. 18 Feb 1811), mar. 4 Jan 1763 Jean Duff (d. 15 Feb 1805), only child of Alexander Duff of Hatton, by his wife Lady Anne Duff, 1st dau. of William [Duff], 1st Earl Fife, and had issue:

1b. Sir Lewis Alexander Grant later Grant-Ogilvy of Inchmartine, 9th Bt., later 5th Earl of Seafield

2b. Alexander Grant (dvp. an infant 21 Mar 1772)

3b. James Thomas Grant, Registrar of the Provincial Court in Benares 1801-04 (b. 10 Aug 1776; d. 28 Jul 1804)

4b. Hon Francis William Grant later Ogilvy-Grant, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1822, later 6th Earl of Seafield

5b. Robert Henry Grant (b. 5 Aug 1783; d. 11 Feb 1862)

6b. Alexander Hope Grant (b. 21 Aug 1784; dvp. 22 Aug 1793)

7b. Dundas Charles Grant (b. 21 Oct 1787; dvp. 21 Mar 1788)

1b. Anne Margaret Grant (b. 25 Jul 1764; d. 3 Nov 1827)

2b. Margaret Grant (b. 27 May 1772; d. 3 Dec 1830), mar. 10 Jul 1795 Maj Gen Francis Stewart of Lesmuirdie, and had issue

3b. Jane Grant (b. 1 Mar 1774; dvp. 22 May 1809)

4b. Penuel Grant (b. 21 Nov 1779; d. 27 Jan 1844)

5b. Christina Teresa Grant (b. 13 Jan 1781; dvp. 16 Jul 1793)

6b. Magdalene Grant (liv. 1796)

7b. Mary Sophia Grant (dvp. 26 Feb 1788)

1a. Mariana Grant (d. 28 Mar 1807)

2a. Penuel Grant (b. 20 Sep 1750; d. 3 Apr 1835), mar. 6 Jan 1776 Henry Mackenzie, and had issue

3a. Margaret Grant (b. 11 May 1752 ; d. unm.)

4a. Helen Grant (b. May 1754; d. 1 Jan 1832), mar. 9 Sep 1773 Sir Alexander Penrose Cumming of Altyre later Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 1st Bt., and had issue

5a. Anne Hope Grant (b. 6 Jul 1756; d. 1797), mar. 3 Apr 1781 Very Rev Robert Darley Waddilove DD, Dean of Ripon, and had issue

6a. Mary Grant (d. 12 Dec 1784)

7a. Elizabeth Grant (d. 27 Mar 1804)

2. Lady Anne Ogilvy (d. 8 Feb 1759), mar. 14 Sep 1733 John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue

mar. (2)

Dec 1723 Lady Sophia Hope (b. 31 May 1702; dsp. 25 Apr 1761), 1st dau. of Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, by his wife Lady Henrietta Johnstone, only dau. by his first wife of William [Johnstone], 1st Marquess of Annandale

died

by suicide 9 Jul 1764

suc. by

son by first wife

note

a Lord of Police 1734-42;  a Representative Peer 1734-61;  Vice Admiral of Scotland 1737/8-64

 

James [Ogilvy], 6th Earl of Findlater and 3rd Earl of Seafield

born

c.1714

mar.

9 Jun 1749 Lady Mary Murray (b. 3 Mar 1720; d. 29 Dec 1795), 2nd dau. of John [Murray], 1st Duke of Atholl, by his second wife Hon Mary Ross, 2nd dau. of William [Ross], 12th Lord Ross

children

1. Hon James Ogilvy, later 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield

2. Hon John Ogilvy (d. 1763)

died

3 Nov 1770

suc. by

son

note

a Commissioner of Customs [S] 1754-61;  Chancellor of King's College, Aberdeen 1761-70; a Lord of Police 1765-70

 

James [Ogilvy], 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield

born

10 Apr 1750

mar.

1779 Christina Teresa Murray (b. c. 1755; d. 24 May 1813), dau. of Lt Gen Sir Joseph Murray, 3rd Bt., Count Murray of Melgum, by his wife Maria Colette, Countess von Lichtervelde

died

s.p. 5 Oct 1811

suc. by

cousin (Earldom of Seafield, etc. only)

 

On the death of the 7th Earl of Findlater the Earldom of Findlater and the Lordships of Ogilvy of Deskford and Deskford became dormant and the Earldom of Seafield and the other peerages of 1698 and 1701 passed to his cousin, Lewis Alexander [Grant later Grant-Ogilvy], 5th Earl of Seafield.  Following the regrant of 1641 the heirs male of Patrick [Ogilvy], 2nd Earl of Findlater, if any, would be entitled to the Earldom of Findlater and the Lordship of Ogilvy of Deskford.  These were claimed in 1812 by Sir William Ogilvy of Boyne, Bt., but no proceedings were taken in respect of his claim.  

 

 Last updated 15 May 2004

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