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Roxburghe, Earl of (S, 1616)

 

Creation: let. pat. 18 Dec 1616

 

Family name: Ker

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Arms:

See Duke of Roxburghe

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Robert [Ker], 1st Lord Roxburghe later 1st Earl of Roxburghe, PC

1st son and heir of William Ker of Cessford, Warden of the Middle March, by his wife Janet Tweedie, widow of James Tweedie of Drumelzier, and 3rd dau. by his second wife of Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig

born

c.1570

mar.  (1)

27 Oct 1587 Margaret Maitland, only dau. and in her issue hrss. of Sir William Maitland of Lethington, Secretary of State, by his second wife Hon Mary Fleming, 5th dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming

children by first wife

1. Hon William Ker, Master of Roxburghe, styled Lord Ker, Commendator of Kelso Abbey (dvp. bef. 19 Aug 1618)

1. Lady Jean Ker, mar. after 28 Aug 1613 John [Drummond], 2nd Earl of Perth, and had issue:

1a. Hon Henry Drummond, styled Lord Drummond (b. 1 Aug 1614; dvp. Sep 1622)

2a. Hon James Drummond, later 3rd Earl of Perth

3a. Hon Robert Drummond (d. unm.)

4a. Hon Sir John Drummond, of Logie Almond, d. and had issue

5a. Hon William Drummond later Ker, later 2nd Earl of Roxburghe

1a. Lady Jean Drummond (d. aft. 19 Mar 1657/8), mar. bef. 1 Feb 1633/4 John [Fleming], 3rd Earl of Wigtown, and had issue

2a. Lady Lilias Drummond (d. bef. 12 Jan 1663/4), mar. 3 Jun 1643 as his first wife James [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, and had issue

2. Lady Isabel Ker, mar. after 4 Aug 1618 and bef. 25 Nov 1618 James [Scrymgeour], 2nd Viscount of Dudhope, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Ker (d. Apr 1650), mar. (1) Sir James Haliburton of Pitcur, and (2) after 21 Feb 1629 James [Carnegie], 2nd Earl of Southesk, and had issue by her second husband

mar. (2)

3 Feb 1613/4 Hon Jean Drummond (d. 7 Oct 1643), sister of his son-in-law John [Drummond], 2nd Earl of Perth, and 3rd dau. of Patrick [Drummond], 3rd Lord Drummond, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, 1st dau. by his second wife of David [Lindsay], 9th Earl of Crawford

only child by second wife

2. Hon Harry Ker, styled Lord Ker (dvp. and spm. 1 Feb 1642/3), mar. 4 Feb 1637/8 Lady Margaret Hay (mar. (2) 20 Feb 1643/4 as his second wife John [Kennedy], 6th Earl of Cassillis;  bur. 22 Apr 1695), only dau. of William [Hay], 10th Earl of Erroll, by his wife Lady Anne Lyon, 1st dau. of Patrick [Lyon], 1st Earl of Kinghorne, and had issue:

1a. Hon Jane Ker (bur. May 1675), mar. 17 May 1655 her cousin William [Drummond later Ker], 2nd Earl of Roxburghe, and had issue

2a. Hon Anne Ker (d. Nov 1673), mar. after 5 Dec 1660 her half-cousin once removed John [Fleming], 4th Earl of Wigtown, and had issue

3a. Hon Margaret Ker (d. 8 Jan 1681), mar. after 18 Jul 1666 Sir James Innes of that Ilk, 3rd Bt., and had issue:

1b. Robert Innes, Yr. of that Ilk (dvp.)

2b. Sir Henry Innes of that Ilk, 4th Bt., Member of Parliament for Elgin and Forres (d. 5 No 1721), mar. Sep 1694 his cousin Jean Forbes, dau. of Duncan Forbes of Culloden, and had issue:

1c. Sir Robert Innes, Yr. of that Ilk (dvp.)

2c. Duncan Innes (b. 5 Oct 1697 ; d. young)

3c. Sir Henry Innes of that Ilk, 5th Bt. (d. 31 Oct 1762), mar. 9 Oct 1727 Anne Drummouda Grant (d. 13 Feb 1771), 2nd dau. of Sir James Grant of Grant, 6th Bt., and had issue:

1d. Henry Innes, Yr. of that Ilk (dvp. bef. 1759)

2d. Sir James Innes of that Ilk later Norcliffe-Innes of that Ilk later Innes-Ker, 6th Bt., later 5th Duke of Roxburghe

3d. Capt Robert Innes, mar., and had issue

4c. John Innes of Inchbroom (d. 18 Feb 1777)

1c. Margaret Innes (d. 1771), mar. 1721 her first cousin once removed Capt George Innes, and had issue

2c. Anne Innes (b. 1702; d. 7 Jul 1771), mar. James Stephen, Provost of Elgin

3c. Jean Innes (d. 1729)

3b. Sgt Hugh Innes (dsp.)

1b. Margaret Innes, mar. ..... MacDougall of Mackerstoun (d. 1702)

2b. Mary Innes, mar. Rev John Urquhart, Minister of Urquhart (d. 31 Oct 1721)

4a. Hon Sophia Ker (b. posthumously; d. unm.)

mar. (3)

Lady Isobel Douglas (mar. (2) 15 Nov 1656 James [Graham], 2nd Marquess of Montrose;  d. 16 Dec 1672), 5th dau. of William [Douglas], 7th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Anne Keith, 1st dau. by his first wife of George [Keith], 4th Earl Marischal

died

18 Jan 1649/50

created

16 Nov 1600 Lord Roxburghe

18 Sep 1616 Lord Ker of Cessford and Caverton, and Earl of Roxburghe, with remainder to his heirs male

suc. by

grandson

note

knighted 1590;  Deputy Keeper of Liddesdale 1593;  Warden of the Middle March 1593;  Privy Councillor [S] 1599;  a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1607;  Lord Privy Seal [S] 1637-48/9;  having no surv. sons he surrendered his titles and estates to the Crown 1643 and obtained a novodamus to him and the heirs male of his body, which failing to the heirs and assigns nominated by him;  made a nomination 1646 in favour of (i) his grandson by his eldest daughter, Sir William Drummond, and his issue in tail male, (ii) of his great-grandsons in like manner, i.e. the second and other younger sons of Jane Drummond, the sister of Sir William Drummond, by her husband John [Fleming], 3rd Earl of Wigtown - in each case, however, there was a proviso that the nominee should marry the eldest daughter of his late son, Hon Harry Ker, styled Lord Ker, or failing her the second, third or fourth and youngest daughter of the said Lord Ker, which failing (iii) of the eldest daughter of Hon Harry Ker, styled Lord Ker, without division and to her heirs male, which failing (iv) to his own heirs male whomsoever;  on his death the Lordship of Roxburghe became extinct

 

William [Drummond later Ker], 2nd Earl of Roxburghe, PC

born

mar.

after 17 May 1655 his cousin Hon Jane Ker (bur. May 1675), 1st dau. and heir of line of Hon Harry Ker, styled Lord Ker, by his wife Lady Margaret Hay, only dau. of William [Hay], 10th Earl of Erroll

children

1. Hon Robert Ker, later 3rd Earl of Roxburghe

2. Hon Harry Ker

3. Hon William Ker, Sheriff of Tweeddale (dsp. 1684)

4. Hon John Ker later Bellenden, later 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton

1. Lady Jean Ker, mar. as his third wife Colin [Lindsay], 3rd Earl of Balcarres, and had issue

died

2 Jul 1675

suc. by

son

note

knighted bef. 1648;  in 1661 obtained a confirmation in Parliament of the 1st Earl of Roxburghe's nomination of the honours in 1648, and ratifications in 1662/3 and 1663/4 from Sir Walter Ker of Fawdonside, the heir male of the 1st Earl of Roxburghe;  Privy Councillor [S] 1660/1;  Col of Foot (Roxburgh and Selkirk Militia) 1668

 

Robert [Ker], 3rd Earl of Roxburghe, PC

born

c. 1658

mar.

10 Oct 1675 Lady Margaret Hay (d. 22 Jan 1753), 1st dau. of John [Hay], 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, by his wife Lady Jean Scott, 2nd dau. of Walter [Scott], 1st Earl of Buccleuch

children

1. Hon Robert Ker, later 4th Earl of Roxburghe

2. Hon John Ker, later 5th Earl of Roxburghe later 1st Duke of Roxburghe

3. Lt Gen Hon William Ker, fought on the Continent under the Duke of Marlborough and was present at the Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715, Groom of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales 1714, Member of Parliament for Berwick 1710-13 and 1723-27 and for the Dysart Burghs 1715-22 (d. 7 Jan 1741)

died

6 May 1682

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1680; Sheriff Principal of Selkirk 1681;  Sheriff of Roxburgheshire;  Baillie of the Regality of Melrose

 

Robert [Ker], 4th Earl of Roxburghe

born

c. 1677

died

13 Jul 1696

suc. by

brother

 

John [Ker], 5th Earl of Roxburghe later 1st Duke of Roxburghe, KG PC

created

25 Apr 1707 Lord Ker of Cessford and Caverton, Viscount of Broxmouth, Earl of Kelso, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, and Duke of Roxburghe

 

The Earldom of Roxburghe has been held by the Dukes of Roxburghe since 25 Apr 1707

 

 Last updated 13 Jun 2004

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