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Ogilvy of Deskford, Lord (S, 1615 - dormant 1811)


Creation: let.pat. 4 Oct 1615


Dormant: 5 Oct 1811


Family name: Ogilvy




See Earl of Findlater



Walter [Ogilvy], 1st Lord Ogilvy of Deskford

only son and heir of Alexander Ogilvy, Yr of Cardell (by his wife Barbara Ogilvy, dau. of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Boyne), only son and heir ap. of James Ogilvy of Cardell by his first wife Janet Gordon, 3rd dau. of Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar


mar. (1)

Hon Agnes Elphinstone (b. 3 Oct 1559; dspm.), 2nd dau. of Robert [Elphinstone], 3rd Lord Elphinstone, by his wife Margaret Drummond, dau. and cohrss. of Sir James Drummond of Innerpeffray by his wife Lady Margaret Stewart, illegitimate dau. of James IV, King of Scotland

only child by first wife

1. Hon Christian Ogilvy, mar. Sir John Forbes of Pitsligo, and had issue

mar. (2)

1582 Lady Mary Douglas, 3rd dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Agnes Leslie, 1st dau. by his 1st and 4th wife of George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes

children by second wife

1. Hon James Ogilvy, later 2nd Lord Ogilvy of Deskford later 1st Earl of Findlater

2. Hon Alexander Ogilvy of Kempcairn (d. bef. 1669), mar. Katherine Grant, 4th dau. of John Grant of Freuchie, and had issue

3. Hon William Ogilvy

4. Hon Alexander Ogilvy

1. Hon Anne Ogilvy (d. after 22 Feb 1613/4), mar. (1) 1598 James [Douglas], 5th Earl of Buchan, and (2) after 3 Dec 1608 as his first wife Andrew [Gray], 7th Lord Gray, and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Mary Ogilvy (d. after 1646), mar. after 11 Dec 1613 Sir John Grant of Freuchie, and had issue


betw. 6 Jul 1625 and 14 Feb 1627


4 Oct 1615 Lord Ogilvy of Deskford

suc. by

son by second wife


a Commissioner for co. Banff to enforce the laws against Jesuits 1588


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


20 Feb 1638 Lord Deskford and Earl of Findlater


The Lordship of Ogilvy of Deskford was held by the Earls of Findlater from 20 Feb 1638 until 5 Oct 1811, when on the death of James [Ogilvy], 7th Earl of Findlater, 8th Lord Ogilvy of Deskford, etc., the Lordship of Ogilvy of Deskford became dormant along with the Earldom of Findlater. Following the regrant of the Earldom of Findlater in 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.


 First written 14 May 2004



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