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Oxfuird, Viscount of (S, 1651)


Creation: let. pat. 19 Apr 1651


Family name: Makgill




Gules three Martlets Argent


A Phoenix in flames proper


Dexter:  At Horse at liberty Argent gorged with a Viscount's Coronet and thereto affixed a Chain maned and hooved Or;  Sinister:  A Bull Sable horned unguled collared and chained Or


Sine Fine



Sir James Makgill


mar. (1)

Elizabeth Cunyngham, dau. of ..... Cunyngham of Caprington

mar. (2)

c. 7 Mar 1536 Helen Wardlaw, dau. of Sir Henry Wardlaw of Torrie

children by second wife

1. John Makgill (dvp. c. 1552), mar. Margaret Preston, 1st dau. of James Preston of Valleyfield, and had issue:

1a. Margaret Makgill, mar. 1553 William Redpath of that Ilk

2a. Alison Makgill, mar. (1) after 13 Mar 1562 Stephen Brounfield of Grenelawdene, and (2) Nicoll Home

2. Rt Hon Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour, a Lord of Session and Clerk Registrar 1554, fought against Mary, Queen of Scots, at the Battle of Langside 1568, Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1570, Ambassador to England 1570/1 and 1572 (d. bef. 15 Aug 1579), mar. c. 1540 Janet Adamsoun, dau. of William Adamsoun of Craigcrook, and had issue:

1a. James Makgill of Rankeillour (d. 6 Nov 1602), mar. after 18 Apr 1578 Jean Wemyss, 2nd dau. of Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss, by his wife Hon Cecilia Ruthven, 3rd dau. of William [Ruthven], 2nd Lord Ruthven, and had issue:

1b. James Makgill of Rankeillour (b. 1576; d. 20 Apr 1661), mar. after 20 Sep 1598 Katherine Clephane (d. 1662), dau. of George Clephane of Carslogie by his wife Catherine Orme, and had issue:

1c. Sir David Makgill of Rankeillour (b. 1601), mar. c. 19 Dec 1629 Elizabeth, sister of Thomas [Ruthven], 1st Lord Ruthven of Freeland, and 2nd dau. of William Ruthven of Freeland by his wife Isabella Fotheringham, and had issue:

1d. Sir James Makgill of Rankeillour (d. c. 3 May 1699), mar. (1) 24 Aug 1665 Hon Janet Crichton (bapt. 20 Nov 1640), only dau. of James [Crichton], 1st Viscount Frendraught, by his first wife Lady Janet Leslie, 3rd dau. of Alexander [Leslie], 1st Earl of Leven, and (2) Isabel Preston, dau. of Sir George Preston, of Valleyfield, and had issue by his first wife:

1e. David Makgill, de jure 3rd Viscount of Oxfuird (d. Sep 1717), mar. after 10 Feb 1693 Janet Craig, 1st dau. and hrss. of John Craig of Ramorney, advocate, by his wife Jean Heriot of Ramornie, and had issue:

1f. James Makgill, de jure 4th Viscount of Oxfuird (dsp. 26 Sep1747), mar. after 20 Jan 1720 Jean Anstruther, dau. of Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 1st Bt., by his 3rd wife Marion Preston, dau. of Sir William Preston of Valleyfield, 2nd Bt.

2f. Alexander Makgill (d. unm. bef. 1747)

1f. Katherine Makgill (d. Feb 1774), mar. Alexander Christie, writer to the Signet (d. 4 Jul 1765), and had issue

2f. Isabel Makgill (d. 12 Jan 1787), mar. as his second wife Rev William Dick, Minister at Cupar, and had issue

2d. Patrick Makgill (d. unm. 5 Nov 1669)

1d. Margaret Makgill (d. 1690), mar. 4 Feb 1653 John Skene of Halyairds, and had issue

2c. James Makgill of Flasshill, mar. Jean Balfour, dau. of Rev Sir Alexander Balfour of Denmiln, 3rd Bt., Minister at Abdie 1634, by his wife Euphemia Carstairs, and had issue:

1d. Ann Makgill (d. c. 26 Feb 1695), mar. John Imbrie of Flass

2d. Margaret Makgill (d. c. 26 Feb 1695), mar. John Makgill, of Edinburgh

3c. Rev John Makgill of Kemback, Minister at Dunbog 1646-54 and at Cupar 1654-62 (b. c. 1621; d. 24 Apr 1673), mar. (1) 25 Apr 1647 Helen Forbes (d. 20 Jul 1665), dau. of James Forbes of Kilmany by his wife Katherine Bethune, dau. of James Bethune of Creich, and (2) 22 Jan 1668 Eupheme Wemyss (widow of Gavin Wemyss of Unthank), dau. of ..... Paterson of Dynmure, and had issue by his first wife:

1d. Arthur Makgill of Kemback, Parliamentary Commissioner for Fife (b. 15 Dec 1652; d. 21 Jan 1725), mar. (1) 6 Apr 1675 Janet Ramsay (d. 8 Apr 1687), dau. and hrss. of John Ramsay of Brackmont, advocate, by his wife Margaret Bruce, dau. of Capt James Bruce of Newburn, and had issue:

1e. John Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, de jure 5th Viscount of Oxfuird (b. 13 Jun 1676; d. 19 Apr 1762), mar. 13 Jun 1706 Agnes Lindsay, only dau. of John Lindsay of Wormiston, by his wife Margaret Haliburton, 1st dau. of Rt Rev George Haliburton of Denhead, Bishop of Aberdeen, and had issue:

1f. Capt Arthur Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, de jure 6th Viscount of Oxfuird (b. 18 May 1709; bur. 15 Dec 1777)

2f. John Makgill, of Jamaica (b. 21 Sep 1715; dvp. and sp. Nov 1741)

3f. Capt George Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, de jure 7th Viscount of Oxfuird, joined the Jacobite army at Preston and was wounded at the Battle of Culloden, fled to France but eventually pardoned (b. 6 Sep 1723; 26 Aug 1797), mar. his cousin Agnes Law (bur. 24 Nov 1799), only child of Maj Mungo Law of Pittillock (by his wife Janet Pilmroe, dau. of John Pilmroe), son of Mungo Law of Pittillock by his wife Isobel Makgill, only child of Arthur Makgill of Kemback by his second wife Jean Law, widow of John Law of Edinburgh and 1st dau. of Sir John Bruce of Airth and Stenhouse, Bt., and had issue:

1g. John Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, de jure 8th Viscount of Oxfuird (bapt. 16 Nov 1790; d. 3 May 1817), mar. 13 Nov 1811 Eliza Dalgleish (d. 11 Aug 1860), 1st dau. of William Dalgleish of Scotscraig, and had issue:

1h. George Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, de jure 9th Viscount of Oxfuird (b. 23 Dec 1812; d. 21 Sep 1878), mar. 20 Nov 1833 Harriet Strettell (d. 7 Nov 1890), dau. of Amos Strettell, of Benderton House, co. Sussex, by his wife Harriet Eliza Utterson, dau. of John Utterson, of Milland Place, co. Surrey, and had issue:

1i. Capt Sir John Makgill of Kemback and Fingask, 10th Bt., de jure 10th Viscount of Oxfuird, sold the Makgill estates shortly after succeeding to them, proved his right to the Baronetcy of Makgill in Lyon Court 1906 (b. 6 Feb 1836; d. 14 Nov 1906), mar. 18 Apr 1866 his cousin Margaret Isabella Haldane (d. 18 Mar 1920), 3rd dau. of Robert Haldane of Cloanden, by his first wife Jane Makgill, 1st dau. of John Makgill, de jure 8th Viscount of Oxfuird, and had issue:

1j. Sir George Makgill, 11th Bt., de jure 11th Viscount of Oxfuird (b. 24 Dec 1868; d. 17 Oct 1926), mar. 1 Dec 1891 Frances Elizabeth Grant (d. 16 Dec 1947), 1st dau. of Alexander Innes Grant, of Merchiston, Otago, New Zealand, by his wife Frances Ann Rutherford, 1st dau. of Lt Col Henry Rutherford, and had issue:

1k. Sir (John) Donald Alexander Arthur Makgill, 12th Bt., later 12th Viscount of Oxfuird

2k. S/Ldr Richard James Robert Haldane Makgill AFC RNZAF (b. 5 May 1907; d. in a plane crash 9 Aug 1948), mat. 16 Jul 1932 Elizabeth Lyman Hubbard, dau. of Gorham Hubbard, of Boston, USA, and had issue:

1l. George Hubbard Makgill, later 13th Viscount of Oxfuird

1i. Barbara Frances Katherine Makgill, of 3/48 Hastings Parade, North Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (b. 6 Jul 1939)

1k. Harriet Frances Janet Makgill (b. 29 Aug 1893; d. c. 1970)

2k. Marie Elspeth Agnes Makgill (b. 17 Jul 1895; d. 23 May 1939), mar. 3 Sep 1913 Col Aubrey Brooke Winch OBE, son of Thomas Winch, of Rochester, co. Kent, and had issue

2j. Lt Col Robert Haldane Makgill CBE MD (b. 24 May 1970 ; d. 3 Oct 1946)

3j. John Edward Makgill (b. 11 Nov 1874; d. 28 Nov 1938), mar. Jul 1897 Muriel Ravenscroft Devereux (d. 5 May 1946), dau. of Hon Henry de Bohun Devereux (by his wife Maud Philippa Salamon, dau. of Edward Salamon, of Bayswater, Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 2nd son of Rev Robert [Devereux], 15th Viscount Hereford, and had issue

4j. David Makgill (b. 2 Jan 1880; d. Oct 1934), mar. 22 Nov 1909 Margaret Elizabeth Palmer (d. 11 Jul 1948), yst. dau. of Ven John Palmer, Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia, and had issue

5j. Arthur Makgill (b. 21 Sep 1882; d. 4 Apr 1954), mar. 28 Feb 1911 Mabel Sophia Elizabeth Marsh (d. 8 May 1932), dau. of William Marsh, and had issue

1j. Agnes Rebecca Makgill (d. 14 Jan 1938), mar. 10 Nov 1891 Hamilton Vetch Rutherford, and had issue

2j. Margaret Makgill, mar. 14 Jul 1903 Reginald Dillon Kelsey, and had issue

3j. Ruth Makgill, mar. 8 Jun 1898 Dr Charles Henry Pentreath, and had issue

4j. Grace Gladys Makgill (d. 25 Dec 1952), mar. 28 Dec 1915 Arthur James Palmer, son of Ven John Palmer, Archdeacon of Southern Melanesia, and had issue

2i. George Edward Makgill BCS (dsp. 3 Aug 1877), mar. 1 Sep 1868 Henrietta Julia Littledale (d. 25 Feb 1819), 2nd surv. dau. of Arthur Littledale HEICS

3i. Arthur Makgill, advocate (d. 5 Sep 1899)

1h. Jane Makgill (d. 24 Feb 1851), mar. 20 Jul 1841 as his first wife Robert Haldane of Cloanden, and had issue

2h. Agnes Makgill (d. 15 Nov 1899)

3h. John Makgill (d. 7 Feb 1879)

1g. Janet Makgill, mar. Thomas Horsburgh, Sheriff Clerk of Fife

2g. Agnes Makgill (d. unm.)

3g. Catherine Makgill (dsp. Nov 1883), mar. George Greenlaw

4g. Margaret Makgill (d. 1838), mar. Alexander Murray Guthrie of Craigie, and had issue

2e. Capt James Makgill, officer in the Spanish Army (b. 6 Nov 1680; dsp.)

3e. Dr Thomas Makgill (b. 15 Mar 1682)

4e. Dr David Makgill, surgeon, of Maryland, USA (b. 20 Apr 1686)

1e. Margaret Makgill, mar. James Martine of Clearmont

Arthur Makgill of Kemback mar. (2) 4 Jul 1695 Jean Law (widow of John Law, of Edinburgh), 1st dau. of Sir John Bruce of Airth and Stenhouse, Bt., and had further issue:

2e. Isobel Makgill, mar. Mungo Law of Pittillock, and had issue

1d. Helen Makgill (b. 18 Jul 1659), mar. 1678 Thomas Nairne of Baldovan

1c. Jean Makgill, mar. John Scrymgeour of Kirkton, and had issue

2c. Katherine Makgill, mar. Robert Clayhills of Innergowrie

3c. Lilias Makgill, mar. Henry Pitcairn of Pitlour, and had issue

2b. Robert Makgill, a Lord of Session as Lord Foord 1649 (d. Nov 1651), mar. Margaret Purves (d. 1651), and had issue

3b. Alexander Makgill (d. after 30 Nov 1620)

4b. Rev John Makgill, Minister at Flisk 1609-59 (b. c. 1582; d. 22 Mar 1659), mar. Eupham Inglis, and had issue

5b. David Makgill, professor at Montpelier, France (d. unm.)

6b. Rev Henry Makgill, Minister at Dunfermline (d. 16 Dec 1642), mar. (1) 3 Jan 1626 Isobel Lindsay (d. 21 Feb 1631), and (2) 24 Apr 1634 Margaret Wardlaw, and had issue

7b. Dr William Makgill, a founder of the Edinburgh College of Physicians 1620

8b. Hew Makgill of Grange, mar. c. 24 Dec 1652 Margaret Cornwall, dau. of John Cornwall of Bonhard, and had issue

9b. Lt Col George Makgill (d. unm. Sep 1648)

10b. Rev Patrick Makgill, Minister of Barrie 1632 and of Monikie 1642 (b. c. 1601; d. 19 Jan 1680), mar. Joan Irwine, and had issue

1b. Jean Makgill, mar. (1) William Gourlay of Kincraig, and (2) David Brown of Finmouth, and had issue

2b. Cecilia Makgill, mar. Sir John Learmouth of Balcomie

3b. Lilias Makgill, mar. Robert Brown of Finmouth, yr.

2a. John Makgill, advocate, Archpresbyter of Dunbar (dsp. 2 Jul 1607), mar. Elizabeth Home, dau. of William Home of Ayton

3a. Samuel Makgill, burgess of Glasgow and later of Ulster, mar., and had issue

4a. Rev David Makgill, advocate, Prebend of Fowngarth and Canon of Dunkeld 1584/5

5a. Zachary Makgill, mar. Bessie Hamilton, and had issue

1a. Rachel Makgill, mar. (1) after 9 May 1576 George Stewart of Rosyth, yr., and (2) after 24 Apr 1584 Archibald Wauchope of Niddrie

2a. Elspeth Makgill, mar. after 17 Aug 1566 David Wod of Dunone

3. David Makgill of Nesbit and Cranston Riddel, a Lord of Session and King's Advocate (d. 13 Feb 1595/6), mar. after 11 May 1557 Elizabeth Forester (d. 16 Mar 1578/9), dau. of James Forester of Corstorphine, and had issue:

1a. Rt Hon David Makgill of Cranston Riddel, a Lord of Session 1597, Privy Councillor 1603 (d. 10 May 1607), mar. after 10 Sep 1583 Mary Sinclair (d. 6 Feb 1606), 1st dau. of Sir William Sinclair of Herdmanstoun by his wife Sybil Cockburn, and had issue:

1b. David Makgill of Cranstoun Riddel (dspl. 15 May 1619)

2b. Sir James Makgill, 1st Bt., later 1st Viscount of Oxfuird

3b. Patrick Makgill

4b. Thomas Makgill (bapt. 28 Jun 1598)

5b. John Makgill (b. 1595; dspms. c. 1677), mar. Marion Douglas (widow of John Douglas of Archland), dau. of ..... Menzies

6b. Alexander Makgill (bapt. 20 Jul 1600; dspms. c. 1677)

1b. Elizabeth Makgill, mar. bef. 10 Jul 1612 as his first wife Hon James Cranstoun, Master of Cranstoun (d. 1633), 2nd son of William [Cranstoun], 1st Lord Cranstoun, by his wife Sarah Cranstoun, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Cranstoun of Cranstoun, and had issue

2b. Anne Makgill. mar. c. 1621 John Ross, 1st son and hr. of Gilbert Ross of Millanderdale, Provost of the College Kirk of Marybole

2a. Alexander Makgill

3a. Laurence Makgill, advocate and Commissioner of Supply (d. bef. 29 Apr 1646), mar. (1) 21 Jun 1598 Jean Crichton, and (2) c. 9 Dec 1625 Helen Ker (widow of John Ker of Hiltoune), and had issue by his first wife:

1b. David Makgill (bapt. 31 Dec 1598)

2b. Laurence Makgill (bapt. 28 Dec 1600)

3b. Thomas Makgill (bapt. 2 Jan 1603)

4b. James Makgill (bapt. 3 Jan 1608)

5b. James Makgill (bapt. 18 Jul 1613)

1b. Janet Makgill (bapt. 16 Dec 1610)

2b. Margaret Makgill, served heir to her uncle John Makgill 1646 (bur. 26 Mar 1661), mar. 23 Apr 1622 David Heriot, advocate

4a. John Makgill, writer to the Signet (dsp. c. 29 Apr 1646), mar. (1) ..... ....., and (2) 6 Aug 1606 Maria Sandilands

5a. George Makgill (d. after 1619)

6a. Alexander Makgill, Provost of Corstorphine

1a. Elizabeth Makgill (d. Jan 1622), mar. (1) bef. 1576 Robert Logan of Restalrig, (2) bef. 28 Apr 1579 Sir Thomas Kennedy of Culzean, and (3) after 4 Apr 1605 as his second wife William Mure of Rowallan, and had issue by her second husband

2a. Jean Makgill, mar. ..... Ross of Balneil

1. Agnes Makgill, mar. John Hill, a burgess of Edinburgh

2. Helen Makgill, mar. (1) Thomas Cranstoun, 2nd son of William Cranstoun of Cranstoun, (2) c. 1563 William Knowis, and (3) Simon Currie, and had issue by her second husband




Provost of Edinburgh


James [Makgill], 1st Viscount of Oxfuird


mar. (1)

after 20 Dec 1621 Katherine Cockburn, 1st dau. of Sir John Cockburn of Ormiston by his wife Elizabeth Bellenden, 5th dau. of Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoull

children by first wife

1. Hon James Makgill, Master of Oxfuird (bur. vp. 24 Jan 1662 in Greyfriars Cemetery, Edinburgh)

2. Hon Andrew Makgill (b. 26 Jul 1630; dvp. c. 1656)

3. Hon Patrick Makgill (dvp. 1651)

1. Hon Elizabeth Makgill (d. 1692), mar. after 31 Oct 1645 Patrick Hamilton of Little Preston (d. 1701), and had issue

2. Hon Anne Makgill (d. bef. 25 May 1672), mar. 1640 Sir James Richardson of Smeaton

3. Hon Helen Makgill, mar. after 13 Sep 1656 Joseph Heart of Chappell

4. Hon Katherine Makgill, mar. Capt John Ruthven, son of William Ruthven of Gardyne

mar. (2)

after 8 Jul 1646 Christian Livingston (d. Mar 1664), dau. of Sir William Livingston of Kilsyth by his wife Hon Margaret Ramsay, 2nd dau. of George [Ramsay], 1st Lord Ramsay of Dalhousie

children by second wife

4. Hon William Makgill (b. 21 Apr 1648; dvp. young)

5. Hon David Makgill (bapt. 15 May 1649; dvp. bef. 28 Feb 1656/7)

6. Hon Robert Makgill, later 2nd Viscount of Oxfuird

7. Hon Thomas Makgill (b. 7 Nov 1652; dvp. young)

8. Hon Lt Col George Makgill (b. 11 Mar 1655; dsp. 15 Dec 1704), mar. Elizabeth Hamilton

5. Hon Elizabeth Makgill (bapt. 15 Jul 1649)

6. Hon Christian Makgill (bapt. 19 Feb 1654), mar. (1) Alexander Crawford of Carse (d. 1709), and (2) George Ross of Galstoun

7. Hon Margaret Makgill (bapt. 17 Jun 1650)

8. Hon Marie Makgill (d. 1664)


5 May 1663 (bur. in Cranstoun Kirk)


19 Jul 1627 Baronet of Nova Scotia, styled "of Makgill", with remainder to heirs male whatsoever

19 Apr 1651 Lord Makgill of Cousland and Viscount of Oxfuird, with remainder to his heirs male of tailzie and provision whomsoever

suc. by

son by second wife


Sheriff of Edinburgh 1628; Sheriff-Principal 1628; a Lord of Session 1629 and 1661; Member of Parliament for Edinburgh 1630; a Commissioner of the Scottish Exchequer 1644, 1645 and 1661 and of War for Edinburgh 1647 and 1648; Member of the Committee of Estates 1651


Robert [Makgill], 2nd Viscount of Oxfuird


20 May 1651

mar. (1)

after 26 Jun 1666 Lady Henrietta Livingston (d. Nov 1683), only dau. of George [Livingston], 3rd Earl of Linlithgow, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lyon, widow of John [Lyon], 2nd Earl of Kinghorne, and 2nd dau. by his first wife of Patrick [Maule], 1st Earl of Panmure

children by first wife

1. Hon George Makgill, Master of Oxfuird, Ensign Scots Guards 1700 (bapt. 21 Jan 1676; dvp. Sep 1701)

1. Hon Christian Makgill, self styled Viscountess of Oxfuird 1706-07 (bapt. 16 Mar 1677; d. 1707), mar. as his first wife Hon William Maitland, 6th son of Charles [Maitland], 3rd Earl of Lauderdale, and had issue:

1a. Robert Maitland later Maitland-Makgill, self styled 4th Viscount of Oxfuird 1707-55 (dsp. 10 Oct 1755), mar. 16 Jun 1748 Janet Christie (dsp. 1 Jul 1758), only dau. of Alexander Christie, writer to the Signet, by his wife Katherine Makgill, 1st dau. and cohrss. of David Makgill of Rankeillour, de jure 3rd Viscount Makgill

2. Hon Elizabeth Makgill (bapt. 20 May 1678)

3. Hon Marie Makgill (bapt. 29 Jun 1679; dvp. bef. Aug 1686)

4. Hon Henrietta Makgill, self styled Viscountess of Oxfuird 1755-58 (b. c. 1682; dsp. 11 Oct 1758), mar. James Hamilton of Orbistoun

mar. (2)

after 26 Dec 1684 Lady Jean Ross (widow of George [Ross], 11th Lord Ross;  d. Nov 1696), 1st dau. of George [Ramsay], 2nd Earl of Dalhousie, by his wife Lady Anne Fleming, 2nd dau. of John [Fleming], 2nd Earl of Wigtown


s.p.m.s. 8 Dec 1706 (bur. at Cranstoun)


On 30 Jul 1703 the 2nd Viscount of Oxfuird entailed his lands and barony of Cranston-Macgill on Col Hon George Makgill, his brother, and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing on Hon Christian Makgill, his own eldest daughter and spouse of Hon William Maitland, brother-german of the Earl of Lauderdale, whom failing on Hon Henrietta Makgill, his second daughter and spouse of James Hamilton, Yr. of Orbistoun, whom failing on James Hamilton of Falahill, whom failing on Col Thomas Hamilton, his brother-german, whom failing on Col John Hamilton, their brother-german, and on the heirs-male of the body of each heir in succession, whom failing on the grantee's own nearest heirs and assignees.


Following the death of the 2nd Viscount the Viscountcy of Oxfuird was assumed in succession under the 1703 bond of tailzie by his eldest daughter, his grandson and his youngest daughter. Following the death of Hon Henrietta Hamilton, self styled Viscountess of Oxfuird, in 1758 it was assumed that the Viscountcy was either dormant or extinct.


In 1977 the Committee for Privileges agreed that Sir Donald Makgill, 12th Bt., had made out his case that the bond of tailzie executed by the 2nd Viscount in 1703 and the subsequent Charter of 1706, under which his daughter Christian claimed both the estates and the title, was not valid in law, and that the provision of the original letters patent of 1651 for a remainder to heirs male was still operative;  since all collateral heirs male had failed, Sir Donald Makgill, as the sole remaining heir male, was entitled to the Viscountcy and Lordship:


(John) Donald Alexander Arthur [Makgill], 12th Viscount of Oxfuird


31 Dec 1899

mar. (1)

5 Jul 1927 (div. 1943) Esther Lilian Bromley (mar. (2) 5 Feb 1946 Capt James J A Murray; d. 1 Nov 1996), 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Bromley, 6th Bt., by his wife Hon Lilian Pauncefote, 3rd dau. of Julian [Pauncefote], 1st Baron Pauncefote

children by first wife

1. Anne Elizabeth Jean Makgill (b. 8 Aug 1928; dvp. 6 Sep 1928)

2. Hon Diana Mary Robins Makgill CVO, member of the Diplomatic Service 1961-90, Hon Steward of Westminster Abbey 1976-2002 (b. 4 Jan 1930)

mar. (2)

6 Oct 1955 Maureen Gillington (b. c. 1915; former wife of Col John Herbert Gillington OBE MC; d. 17 Jul 2002), 3rd dau. of Lt Col Arthur Tilson Shaen Magan CMG, of Killyon Manor, Hill of Down, co. Meath, by his wife Kathleen Jane Biddulph


s.p.m. 24 Jan 1986

suc. by



served in World Wars I and II as Maj, Coldstream Guards


George Hubbard [Makgill], 13th Viscount of Oxfuird, CBE


7 Jan 1934

mar. (1)

11 Feb 1967 (div. 1977) Alison Campbell Jensen, 1st dau. of Niels Max Jensen, of Randers, Denmark

children by first wife

1. John Richard James Makgill (b. 15 Dec 1967; dvp. 17 Dec 1967)

2. Hon Ian Arthur Alexander Makgill, later 14th Viscount of Oxfuird

3. Hon Robert Edward George Makgill (b. 14 Oct 1969)

4. Hon Hamish Max Alistair Makgill (b. 1972)

mar. (2)

1980 Venetia Cunitia Mary Steward (b. c. 1942; d. 20 Jun 2011), only dau. of Maj Charles Anthony Steward, of The Platt, Crondall, co. Surrey

only child by second wife

5. Hon Edward Anthony Donald Makgill (b. 1983)


3 Jan 2003

suc. by



Deputy Speaker, House of Lords 1990-1999; elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Conservative), House of Lords 1999


Ian Arthur Alexander [Makgill], 14th Viscount of Oxfuird


14 Oct 1969


20 Jun 2009 Ruth Mairo Fripp


1. Hon Max George Samuel Makgill, Master of Oxfuird (b. 24 Aug 2012)

1. Hon Eva Diana Mairo Makgill (b. 7 Sep 2010)


 Last updated 31 Aug 2012




14th Viscount of Oxfuird

(Scotland, let. pat. 19 Apr 1651)

14th Lord Makgill of Cousland

(Scotland, let. pat. 19 Apr 1651)

14th Baronet, styled "of Makgill"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 19 Jul 1627)



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