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Forrester of Corstorphine, Lord (S, 1633)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 Jul 1633

 

Family name: Forrester later Cockburn later Grimston

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Arms:

See Earl of Verulam

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George [Forrester], 1st Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

1st son and heir of Henry Forrester of Corstorphine by his wife Helen Preston

born

 

mar.

betw. 1 Dec 1606 and 15 Nov 1607 Christian Livingston, dau. of Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth

children

1. Hon John Forrester, Master of Forrester (dvp. and sp.), mar. 1634 Agnes Keith (widow of Sir Alexander Keith of Benholm), dau. of Sir Alexander Falconer of Halkerton

1. Hon Helen Forrester, mar. (sic?) as his second wife William [Ross], 10th Lord Ross of Halkhead

2. Hon Margaret Forrester, mar. (1) Alexander Telfer of Redhouse, burgess of Edinburgh, and (2) John Schaw of Sornbeg

3. Hon Christian Forrester, mar. (1) after 8 Feb 1631 James Hamilton of Grange, and (2) Rev John Wauch, Minister of Barrowstounness (d. 1674), and had issue by her first husband:

1a. Christian Hamilton, following his seduction of her she murdered her uncle, James, Lord Forrester, and was executed at the Cross of Edinburgh (d. 12 Nov 1679), mar. James Nimmo, burgess of Edinburgh

4. Hon Joanna Forrester (dspms. after 8 Feb 1652), mar. after 15 Dec 1649 as his first wife James Baillie of Torwoodhead, later 2nd Lord Forrester of Corstorphine, and had issue

5. Hon Lilias Forrester (b. 18 Sep 1634), mar. before 1 Mar 1650 William Baillie, later de jure 3rd Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

died

s.p.m.s. bef. 10 Aug 1652

created

17 Nov 1625 a Baronet of Nova Scotia, styled "of Corstorphine", with remainder to heirs male

22 Jul 1633 Lord Forrester of Corstorphine, with remainder to his heir males whatsoever - surrender and regrant 5 Jul 1651 with remainder to James Baillie of Torwoodhead, husband of Joanna, his third daughter, and their issue in tail male, remainder to William Baillie, husband of Lillias, his fourth daughter, and their issue in tail male, remainder to the issue of James and William (by their said wives) in tail general, the eldest daughter of such issue to be heir of line, with a final remainder to the said James and his heirs male or of an entail by him made, all parties to bear the name and arms of Forrester jointly with their own

suc. by

son-in-law

note

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh 1625 and 1628-33; Sheriff of co. Edinburgh; on his death the Baronetcy became extinct

 

James [Baillie later Forrester], 2nd Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

1st son and heir of Maj Gen William Baillie of Letham and Torwoodhead (by his wife Janet Bruce), illegit. son of Sir William Baillie of Lamington by his mistress, later wife, ..... Home, dau. of Sir Alexander Home of North Berwick

born

29 Oct 1629

mar. (1)

after 15 Dec 1649 Hon Joanna Forrester (dspms. after 8 Feb 1652), 4th dau. and cohrss. of George [Forrester], 1st Lord Forrester of Corstorphine, by his wife Christian Livingston, dau. of Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth

only child by first wife

1. William Forrester (b. 8 Feb 1652; dvp. an infant)

mar. (2)

before Jul 1661 Lady Jean Ruthven (d. after Oct 1668), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Patrick [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Forth and Brentford, by his second wife Jane Henderson, sister of Col John Henderson

children by second wife

1. Hon Charles Ruthven (b. 21 Jul 1661; dvp. young)

2. Hon Edward Ruthven, an officer in the Life Guards (b. 19 Feb 1663; d. 1682), mar. Martha Temple

3. Hon John Ruthven (b. 9 May 1666; dvp. young)

1. Hon Clara Ruthven (b. 16 Jan 1665), mar. (1) 11 Oct 1683 Andrew Dick, advocate, and (2) ..... Murray of Spot

2. Hon Patricia Ruthven (b. 28 Oct 1668; d. after 1694)

died

26 Aug 1679

suc. by

brother

note

a zealous loyalist, he was fined £2,500 in 1654 under Cromwell's Act of Grace and Indemnification; he seduced his first wife's niece, Christian Hamilton, and was murdered by her

 

William Baillie, de jure 3rd Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

2nd son of Maj Gen William Baillie of Letham and Torwoodhead (by his wife Janet Bruce), illegit. son of Sir William Baillie of Lamington by his mistress, later wife, ..... Home, dau. of Sir Alexander Home of North Berwick

born

12 Dec 1632

mar.

before 1 Mar 1650 Hon Lilias Forrester (b. 18 Sep 1634), 5th dau. and cohrss. of George [Forrester], 1st Lord Forrester of Corstorphine, by his wife Christian Livingston, dau. of Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth

only child

1. William Baillie later Forrester, later 4th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

died

May 1681

suc. by

son

note

he never assumed the title

 

William [Baillie later Forrester], 4th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

born

mar.

in or before 1684 Margaret Birnie (b. 14 Apr 1661), dau. of Sir Andrew Birnie of Saline, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

children

1. Hon Andrew Forrester (b. 11 May 1686; dvp. an infant)

2. Hon George Forrester, later 5th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

3. Hon William Forrester (b. 6 Sep 1689; dvp. young)

4. Maj Hon Andrew Forrester, served in the Horse Guards (b. 27 Mar 1692; d. unm.)

5. Lieut James Forrester RN (b. 7 Oct 1695; d. unm.)

6. Capt John Forrester RN, in command of HMS Kinsale and served in the Caribbean (d. 12 Jan 1737), mar. Elizabeth Tyrrel, sister of Sir Charles Tyrrel, and had issue:

1a. William Forrester, later 7th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

1. Hon Janet Forrester (b. 21 Nov 1684; dvp. young)

2. Hon Janet Forrester (b. 28 Oct 1690; d. unm.)

3. Hon Margaret Forrester (b. 28 Oct 1690), mar. Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles (d. 10 Jan 1769), and had issue

4. Hon Lilias Forrester, mar. William Stirling of Herbertshire

died

1705

suc. by

son

note

 

George [Forrester], 5th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

born

23 Mar 1688

mar.

in or before 1724 Charlotte Rowe, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Orange (d. Feb 1742/3), dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Rowe, of co. Oxford

children

1. Hon George Forrester, later 6th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

2. Hon Caroline Forrester, later suo jure Lady Forrester of Corstorphine

3. Hon Harriet Forrester (d. 5 Mar 1795), mar. Edward Walter MP, of Stalbridge, co. Dorset, and had issue:

1a. Harriet Walter (d. 7 Nov 1786), mar. 28 Jul 1774 James Bucknall [Grimston], 3rd Viscount Grimston, and had issue:

1b. Hon James Walter Grimston, later 10th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine later 4th Viscount Grimston later 1st Earl of Verulam

1b. Hon Harriet Grimston (b. 14 Dec 1776)

2b. Hon Charlotte Grimston (b. 16 Jan 1778)

died

17 Feb 1726/7

suc. by

son

note

served in the Army under Marlborough; Lt Col, 26th Foot (Cameronians) at the Battle of Preston 1715; Col, 30th Foot 1716-17, of the 2nd Troop, Horse Grenadier Guards 1717-19, and of the 4th (Scottish) Troop, Horse Grenadier Guards 1719-27

 

George [Forrester], 6th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

born

14 Jul 1724

died

26 Jun 1748

suc. by

cousin

note

joined the Royal Navy: Lieut 1735, Capt 1740 and Cmdr 1744; tried by Court Martial and cashiered 1746

 

William [Forrester], 7th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine

born

mar.

Hannah ..... (b. c. 1741; d. 15 Nov 1825)

died

s.p. Nov 1763

suc. by

cousin

note

on his death the male issue of the 4th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine became extinct

 

Hon Caroline Forrester later Cockburn, later suo jure Lady Forrester of Corstorphine

born

mar.

her cousin Capt George Cockburn of Ormiston RN, Comptroller of the Navy 1756-70 (d. 23 Jul 1770), son of John Cockburn of Ormiston, a Lord of the Admiralty 1717-32, by his second wife Isabella Rowe, dau. and cohrss. of Anthony Rowe, of co. Oxford

children

1. Hon Anna Maria Cockburn, later suo jure Lady Forrester of Corstorphine

2. Hon Mary Cockburn (dsp. vm.), mar. 4 Oct 1776 Rev Charles Shuttleworth, yst. brother of Robert Shuttleworth, of Forcett, co. York

died

25 Feb 1784 (bur. at Hackney, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

daughter

note

 

Hon Anna Maria Cockburn, suo jure Lady Forrester of Corstorphine

born

died

3 Dec 1808

suc. by

1st cousin once removed

 

James Walter [Grimston], 10th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine later 4th Viscount Grimston later 1st Earl of Verulam

created

24 Nov 1815 Earl of Verulam

note

suc. his cousin once removed as 10th Lord Forrester of Corstorphine 3 Dec 1808 and his father as 4th Viscount Grimston 30 Dec 1808

 

The Lordship of Forrester of Corstorphine was held by the 4th Viscount Grimston from 30 Dec 1808 and by the Earls of Verulam from 24 Nov 1815.

 

 First written 7 Apr 2010

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