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ren, but
none of them came to maturity, except one dau. Frances, m.
Itev. Henry Yeitch, Minister of Swinton. Sir John m, 2ndly,
Anne, dau. of Sir Kobert Sinclair, of Longformacus, by Mar-
garet his wife, dau. of William, Lord Alexander, by Lady Jane
iJouglas, his wife, dau. of William, 1st Marquess of Douglas,
.and by her he had four sons and four daus. (of whom the
eldest Jean, by her marriage with Professor John Rutherford,
was grandmother of Sir Walter Scott). Sir John d. 1724, and
vas 8. by his eldest son,

John Swinton, of that ilk. Advocate. He m. Mary, dau. of
l;ev. Samuel Semple, Minister of the parish of Libberton, by
Elizabeth, his wife, dau. of Sir Archibald Murray, of Black-
barony, and by her he had issue,

I. John, his heir, who s. to Swinton.

II. Samuel, Capt. R.N., m. Felicitc Jean Le Febre, and was
father of two sons : one, Archibald Swinton. Esq., was of
Warsash, Hants; the other, Samuel Swinton, Esq. in the
H.E.I.C.S., 6. 2 Aug. 1773, purchased in 1829, the estate of
Swinton, from the elder branch of the family. He m. 19
March, 1800, Isabella, dau. of J. Routledge, Esq., and left

1 George Melville, b. 24 Auir. 1815; d. s. -p.

2 John Moncklon, h. 4 April, 1819; (/. s. p.

-3 Samuel Charles Alston, d. 22 Sept. 1820; d. s. p.

1 Anne Elizabeth, who s. to Swinton, hi. 1820, her cousin,
George Swinton, Esq., Chief Secretary to the Government
of Bengal, who d. 1854, leaving issue, 1 Archibald Adam,
I.C.S., 6. 1820, and d. 1894, leaving, with other issue, a
son, George Herbert Taylor, Capt. late Bedfordshire Regt.,
who has a son, Alan Edulf, l>. 1889; 2 ^\Jan, I.C.S., d.
v.nni. 1888; 3 William Bentinck, Major Madras Cav.,
killed in India 1876, leaving, with four daus., two sons,
George Sholto, Lieut. Berks Regt., killed in action in
ISbo in Egjpt, and Kobert Bruce, Berks Regt. ; 1 Mar-
garet, d. v.nm. ; 2 Harriet, ra. Major TuUoh, of Elliston,
and has issue. On the death of Mrs. Swinton, of Swinton,
in 1883, the estate was sold and passed out of the family.

2 Mary, in. 1822, Right Hon. Sir James W. Hogg, Bart.,
and left issue,

3 Elizabeth Charlotte, m. John Melville, Esq. and left issue

4 Isabella. 5 Jessie Bebb.

III. Robert, H.E.I.C.S., who d. abroad.

IV. Archibald, Capt. H.E.I.C.S.. ancestor of the Campbell-
SwiNTONs, of Kimmerghame {icliuin ste).

v. Francis, H.E.I.C.S., deceased.

I. Elizabeth, (/. iinm.

II. Anne, i?;. RobertlIepburne,Esq. of Baads, and is deceased

III. Jean, d. xmm. iv. Mary, d. unra.

V. Katherine, m. Walter Ferguson, Esq, and is deceased.
The eldest son,

John Swinton, of that ilk. Lord Swinton, one of the Senators
of the College of Justice, /ii. Margaret, dau. of John Mitchel-
son, Esq. of Middleton, and had issue, i. John, his heir; ii.
Samuel, Gen., Col. 74th Regt. ; in. Archibald, W.S. ; iv.
Robert, Lieut.-Col. H.E.I.C.S., m. a dau. of Alexander Elphin-
stone, of Gluck ; v. George, Chief Secretary to the Governor-
General of India, m. his cousin, Anne Elizabeth Swinton; vi.
William, Col. H.E.I.C.S.,™. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Robert Blair,
K.C.B., and had issue; i. Margaret; ii. Mary; iii. Isabella;
IV. Elizabeth, m. Col. the Hon. George Carnegie ; v. Harriot;
VI. Catherine ; and vii. Anne. He d. 5 Jan. 1799, and was s.
by his eldest son,

John Swinton, of that ilk. Advocate, in. his cousin, Mary
Anne, dau. of Robert Hepburne, F^sq.of Clerkington, and had
I. John; ii. Roeekt Hepbirne; i. Isabella; ii. Margaret.
He d. 1820, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Swinton, of that ilk, at whose death v/am. in 1829,
the estate was sold as above to his cousin, Samuel Swinton.
His brother,

Robert Hepeuene Swinton, who was seated at Swinton
Bank, co. Peebles. He m. 1830, Juliana, dau. of Tliomas
Harker, Esq. of Spring Hall, co. York, and dying 2 June,
1855, left issue,

I. John Edulphd?, of whom presently.

II. Robert Hepburne, Capt. H.N.,(). Is35; m. 1st, 1859, Eliza
eldest dau. of James Hunter, Esq. of Haften, and by her
(who d.. ISe:-!) has a son, Robert Hepburne, 6. April, 18tj0,
and a dau. Eliza Susan Eceles, ni. Sept. 1887, C. de Courey
Hamilton, Esq. only son of Capt. Gerald de Courey Hamil-
ton. He 111. 2ndly, 14 Jan. 18o9, Caroline Jane Ross, dau.
of Ilcniy Kendall, Esq., late Consul for Peru and Chili, and
by her (who d. 1870) has a dau. Mary Caroline, who d.
1870, and 3rdly, 1872, Alexa Hugh Munro, dau. of Col.
Campbell, ot Ormidale, by whom he has a son, John, and
other issue.

III. William Murray, d. 1862.

I. Juiia Frances, d. unni. 1893.

II. Mary Anne Jane, iii. Benjamin Nicholson, Esq.
Mr. Swinton d. 2 June, 1852, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Edulphus Swinton, Esq. of Swinton Bank, J.P.,
Capt. Indian Army, b. 1832 ; on. 10 Sept. 1863, Frances Jane,
dau. of Daniel Ainslie, Esq. of The Gurt, co. Perth, and had

I. John Eddlf Elagrave, now of Swinton Bank.

I. Katharine Elizabeth Ainslie.
Mr. Swinton d. 1871.

Arins—Sik., a chevron or, between three boars' heads erased
arg. Crest — A boar chained to a tree ppr. Mottoes— Je pense ;
above the crest, J'espere.

Stat — Swinton Bank, near Peebles.


Campbell-Swintox, John Liulf, Esq. of
Kimmerghame, co. Berwick, J. P., Capt. 2nd Vol.
Batt. King's Own Seottisli Borderers, 6. 3 March,
lS5y ; s. his father 189u ; m. 6 June, 1893, Agnes
Cecil, dau. of the late George Towie
White, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.

Liineag'e. —This is a branch of the ancient family of
Swinton of Sainton, co. Merwi'-k.

Archibald Swinton, Capt. H.E.I.C.S., of Kimmerghame,
4th son of John Swinton, of Swinton, by Mary his wife, dau.
of Rev. Samuel Semple, served with distinction in India, as
Aide-de-Camp to Lord Clive. He in. 1776, Henrietta, eldest
dau. of James Douglas, of Mains, afterwards Campbell, of
Blythswood, and had issue,

John, his heir. James, d. in India, 1813.

Samuel Robert Archibald, lost in the wreck of the "Lady

Burgess" East Indiaman, ISOH.

Harriett, d. 1864. Maria, d. 1855.

Agnes, (/. young. Elizabeth Catherine, d. 1877.

The eldest son,





John Swintos, 6. 22 Sept. 1777, for some years an Officer
in the army, assumed the additional surname of Campbell on
succeeding (1850) to his maternal aunt, Miss Mary Campbell,
hy whom the estate of Kimmerghame, which had been sold by
his father, was re-purchased 1846. He to. 15 March, 1809,
Catherine, only dau. of James Rannie, Merchant in Leith, by
Catherine his wife, dau. of William Mure, Esq. of Caldwell,
one of the Barons of Exchequer in Scotland, and d. 8 March,
1867, leaving issue,

Archibald, late of Kimmerghame,

James Itannie, b. 16 April, 1816 ; w. 11 July, 1865, Hon.
Blanche Artlmr Georgiiia de lios, dau. of William Lennox
Lascelles, 20th Lord de Eos, and d. Dec. 1888.

Catherine, d. 187G.

Mary, of Blythebank, co. Berwick, d. unvi. 1891.

Henrietta, m. 1845, Henry Davidson, Esq., and d. 1881.
Their eldest son is the Right Rev. Randall Thomas David-
son, D.D., Bishop of Rochester.

Agnes, VI. Rev. George Murray, M.A.. Vicar of Dedham,
Essex (who d. 28 Dec. 1877), and d. 1893, leaving two sons
arid a dau.

The eldest son,

Archibald Campbell-Swinton, Esq. of Kimmerghame, co.
Berwick, J. P. and D.L., Advocate, LL.D., F.R.S.E., F.S.A.S.,
Brigadier-General in the Royal Company of Archers, Queen's
Body-Guard for Scotland, from 1842 to 1862 Professor of Civil
Law in the University of Edinburgh, b. 15 July, 1812; m. 1st,
29 July, 1845, Katharine Margaret, 2nd surviving dau. of Sir
John Pringle, 5th Bart, of Newhall and Stichill, and by her
(who d. 24 May, 1846) had one dau.,

I. Katharine Margaret.
He Hi. 2ndly, 7 Oct. 1856, Georgiana Caroline, 3rd dau. of
Sir George Sitwell, 2nd Bart, of Eenishaw, by whom he had

I. John Liulf, now of Kimmerghame.

II. George Sitwell, b. 10 May, 1859, Capt. late 71st Highland
Light Infantry.

III. Alan Archibald, b. IS Oct. 1863, Electrical Engineer.
II. Alice Susan Lucy.

Mr. A. Campbell-Swinton d. 1890, and was s. by his son.

Arms — Quarterly : 1st and 4th, sa., a chevron or, between
three boars' heads erased arg., within a bordure engrailed erm.,
for SwiNTON ; 2nd and 3rd, counter-quartered, 1st and 4th,
gyronny of eight or and sa., each charged with a trefoil slipped
counterchanged, 2nd and 3rd, arg., a lymphad sa., for Camp-
bell. Crest — A boar chained to an oak-tree fructed, all ppr.
Motto— J'esytre.

Seat — Kimmerghame, Dunse, co. Berwick.


(Swiee), Elizabeth, of Littletliorpe and Hart-
■wifch, CO. York, s. her father 1892 ; m. 7 April, 1869,
Greorge Roper, Esq. of The Grove, Richmond, co.
York, J. P. for North Riding, and Alderman of the
County Council, and has issue,

I. Gf.orge Aethcr, b. 22 3Iay, 1870.

II. Charles Donnison, b. 12 Jan. 1876.

III. John Bryan, b. 14 Jan. 1883.

IV. Geoffrey Stapylton Rowe, 6. 22 March, 1890.

I. Margaret Elizabeth, 6. 3 March, 1872.

II. Rachael Kendle, b. 14 Aug. 1881.
in. Phyllis Anne, b. 19 Oct. 1886.
IV. Ruth Gilpin, b. 27 May, 1888.

Mr. Gr. Roper is the son of the late Roper Stote
Donnison Rowe Ropee, Esq. of Trimdon, co.
Durham, who m. 25 Oct. 1838, Jemima Margaret,
dau. of the Rev. John Crilpin, of Sedbury Park,

liineage. — This family has been seated in co. York for
considerably more than two centuries.

Roger SwTER. ',«. Anne, dau. of Roger Coates, and by her
<who was bur. 12 Sept. 1637) had a dau. Elizabeth, in. John
Coates, Esq., and mother of Roger Coates, of Kildwick Grange,
and one son, his successor,

Roger Swter, m. 1st, Anne Lister, and 2ndly, 1654, Isabel
Horrocks. By the former he left a son,

Samuel Swire, of Cononley, iii. Elizabeth, dau. of his
cousin, Roger Coates, Esq. of Kildwick Grange, and by her
(who d. 1702-3) had issue,

I. Roger, his heir.

II. John, of Skipton,bapt. 1672, ui. Margaret, dau. of Thomas
Wilson, Gent, of Beecroft, and d. in 1724, having had, with
other issue,

1 Samuel John, of Sldpton, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Mathew
Wilson, Esq. of Eshton, but d. s. p. 26 March, ]73i.

1 Elizabeth, m. her cousin, Samuel Swire, Esq. of

III. Samuel, of Scaley House, Bilston, co. York, bapt. 1680,
m. Eleanor, dau. and co-heir of John Jackman, Esq. of
Skipton, and had, with other sons, who d. unm.,

1 John, of Skipton, m. Alice, dau. and co-heir of Robert
Garnett, Esq. of Leathley, and had
Samuel, of Manchester, m. 1st, Mary, dau. of John Mayor,
Esq. of Portwood, co. Chester, and had three sons,
d. unm. He m. 2ndly, Martha, dau. of John Taylor,
Esq. of Purl well Hall, and liad a dau. Elizabeth, m. the
Rev. William Wood, of Tingley House, near Wakefield,
and 3rdly, Isabel, dau. and co-heir of — Bent, Esq.,
and had Richard, m. Miss W'eatherhead ; Alice, m. Mr.
Cotterell ; and Mary, m. Mr. Batcman.
Roger, of Halifax, m. 1st, Jennett, dau. of Rev. William
Currer, Vicar of Clapham, and 2ndly, Hannah, dau.
of Abram Mellin, by whom he had issue, one son and
three daus., all of whom m. and had issue.

1 Jane, m. Robert Higginson, Esq , d. s. p. 1802.

2 Eleanor, m. Isaac Raynor, Esq. of Gilderstonu.

3 Elizabeth, m. William Currer, Esq. of Halifax, and d.

IV. Coates, 6. 1682; d. unm. 1705.

I. Elizabeth, m. Francis Buckle, Esq. of Burton.

II. Anne, d. young.

Mr. Swire d. 1701, and was s. by his eldest son,

Roger Swire, Esq. of Cononley, bapt, 1701 ; m. his cousin,
Elizabeth, sister and co-heir of Samuel John Swire, Esq. of
Skipton, and had issue,

I. Roger, his heir.

II. John, of Halifax, ra. Jane, dau. of Christopher Smith,
Esq., and d. 1799, leaving issue,

1 Samuel, m. Miss Butler, of Carleton Biggin, and had
issue, five sons and one dau.
1 Anne, d. unm.

III. Samuel (Rev.), D.D., Fellow of University Coll. Oxon,
Vicar of Coleshill, Bucks, and Rectorof Melsonby and Barn-
ingham, co. York, b. 25 Oct. 1731 ; m. Bessy, dau. of George
Hobson, Esq. of Middleham,

I. Rosamond, m. Henry Alcock, Esq. of Skipton.

He d. 4 May, 1763, and was s. by his eldest son,

Roger Swire, Esq. of Cononley, m. Elizabeth, dau. and
co-heir of John Dowgill, Esq. of Hartwith, near Ripley,
by whom (who d. 18 July, 1773) he acquired that estate.
He had issue (with two other sons and two daus., who d.

I. Roger, his heir. ii. John, heir to his brother.

III. Samuel, M.A., b. 25 Dee. 1771, Fellow of University Coll.
Oxon, d. 29 Aug. 1799.
I. Elizabeth, m. John Hobson, gent, of Richmond, co. York.

Mr. Swire d. 1778. His eldest surviving son,

Roger Swire, Esq., d. unm. 4 April, 1792, and wass. by his
next brother,

John Swire, Esq. of Cononley, m. Mary, dau. of John Robin-
son, of Kingston-upon-HuU, and by her (who d. 1847) left at
his decease, 5 Hoy. 179G (with a dau. Mary, who d. unm.}, a

Rev. John Swire, M.A., of Cononley, Vicar of Manfield,
J. P., b. (posthumous) 16 Jan. 1797 ; m. 4 March, 1819, Anne,
dau. of William Robson, Esq. of Richmond, co. York, and had

I. Samdel, of Littlethorpe.

II. John, b. 30 Dec. 1820 ; d. 26 Sept. I860,

III. William, 6. 9 July, 1825.

IV. Frederick, b. 2 Aug. 1826.

V. Edward, b. 18 April, 1830.

VI. Roger, 6. 2 July, 1834.
I. Elizabeth.
HI. Mary, d. 1863.
V. Maria.

VII. Margaret.
IX. Henrietta, d. 1877.

Rev. John Swire d. 1860. His eldest son,

Samuel Swire, Esq. of Littlethorpe and Hartwith, co. York,
J. P., B.A., University Coll. Oxford, 6. 24 Dec. 1819; m. 1st,
1846, Elizabeth, dau. of James Kendle, Esq., by whom (whod.
1847) he had issue, one dau.,

Elizabeth, now of Littlethorpe.

He m. 2ndly, 1857, Gertrude Elizabeth, dau. of Charles
Stanton, Esq. ; she d. 25 Jan, 1877. He m. 3rdly, 1878, Mary,
dau. of Frederick William Trevor, Esq., and d. 26 Nov. 1892.

Arms— Sa., three swans' necks couped arg. Crest — A
swans' necli couped arg., gorged with a ducal coronet or.
Motto — E?se quam videri.

Heat — Littlethorpe, Ripon.

II. Anne.

IV. Emma, d. 1350.
VI. Frances.
VIII. Jane, d. 1837.






SwiTiiixBAyK, IIakold "William, Esq. of
D.nham Court, Eiicks, J.P., High tShorilf 1891,
Lite Lieut. 11th Hu#s;irs, iiiul Cupt. Duke of Cam-
bridge's llussiirs (Middh-sex Yeonuiiirv), b. 7 March,
IS.'jb ; Hi. 23 Oct. 1SS3, Auiy, dau. of James C. Euo,
iisii. of Wood Hall, Duhvich, aud has issue,

Crossley, b. 16Xov. ISSt.
Knia, 6. 11 Feb. 1Sj7.
Isobfl, 6. -5 J.m. ISOI.

This gentleman is son of George Edwin Swithin-
bank, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A., and Constance Anne,
his wife. Uis brother, Eev. Herbert Spenser,
Switliinbank, M.A. O.xon., Yicar of St. Saviour's,
Denmark Park, London, S.E., m. 1S81, Amy, dan.
of Admiral Charles W'inthrop, and has issue,
liornard Winthrop, b. 4 Oct. lSS-1, and Cuthbert
AVintlirop, b. 22 Eeb. 18S6.

Arms — Or, two bars nebuly az. gutte tVor, on a chief arg. a
biifile horn sa., garnished or, stiingeil gu., between two
grenades also sa., tired ppr. Cnst— Out ui tbe battlements of
a tower arg. a denii dragon issuant, wini;'* displayed ppr., hold-
ing between the claws a grenade as in the arms, pendant from
its neck by a ribbon gu., a bugle-horn as iu the arms. Motto
— Kama semper viret.

i>t-at — Denham Court, Denham, Bucks.


ErcHAX-SrDSERFF, TnoATAS, Esq.of Ruehlaw, CO.
Haddington, J.P., b. 26 Jan. 1822 ; m. 4 Nov. 1847,
!\I:irgaret Higgins, dau. of John Mowbray, Esq.
of Hartwood, co. Midlothian, W.S., and has had

I. John-, 6. 5 Oct. 1848, m. 9 Sept. 1893, Charlotte Annie,
dau. of James William Butler Scott, Esq. of Annegrovo
Abbey, Queen's Co.

n. Thomas, 6. 14 April, 1S5G.

in. Charles Henry, b. 15 Aug. 1S03; d. in India, 1887.

IV. Archibald Seymour, 6. 11 May, 1865; d. 1 Jan. 1879.

I. Patricia.

II. -Margaret, m. 1890, Rev. Charles Eoss, M..\., who d.

in. Eleanor. iv. Janet.

liineagre. — This ancient family derives its surname from
the lands of Sydserf in East Lothian, which, after being held
for at least four centuries and a half, were alienated about
ItUO. Younger branches were proprietors of Quarrelsyde,
C'o'ilegehead, <fcc.

William de Stdsekf and Marjory de Sydserf did homage to
I'DWABul. in 1296. The formerappears as a juror on an inqui-
sition at Bernick, 25-28 Aug. 129C.

Thomas Stdserf was successively Bishop of Brechin,
Galloway, and Orkney, b. about 1580, and d. 1UU3, and his

Sir Thomas Stdserf, served with distinction under Mont-
rose, and edited iheilercurius Caledonias, the first Edinburgh

Thomas de Stdserf, witnessed a charter of James II. King
of Scots, ;j .\ug. 1447,

Patrick Svdserf de Stdserf, 1451, was probably his son.

William de Stdserfe sues two bailies of Edinburgh in

Alexander Stdserf, of that ilk, 1478-1.502.

Patrick Svdserf, of that ilk in 1519, had an annual rent
from his cousin, John Lassels, of Ruchlaw and Inverdovat,
from his lands of Pwuchlaw, and afterward acquired these lands
;ind llowden from Lassels, who granted two charters in his
fivour dated 20 Oct. 1537, and 28 Oct. 1541. He m. Janet
Lauder, of the family of Bass, and had f(mr sons,

I. John, his heir.

II. Archibald, of Ruchlaw, his father having granted that
estate to him by charter 31 July, 1550: he d. s. ». before

HI. Patrick, of Ruchlaw, ancestor of Stdserff of Ruchlaw,

of wh(jm afterwards.
IV. Alexander, who was murdered, Sept. 1555, by Ale.xanUer


The eldest son,

John Stdserf, of that ilk, had a charter of Sydserf from
his father in 1537, and it is worth noticing that the father
afterwards took the designation "of Ruchlaw." He ni. Katha-
rine Swinton, dau. and co-heir of John Swinton of Greenrig, of

the family of Swinton of that ilk, co. Berwick ; a dispensation
for this marriage was granted in April, 1532, the parties being
related in the fourth degree of consanguinity. He was alive
in 1580, when he had a remission on account of his advanced
age tor absence from the raid of Dumfries, and d. soon after.
His son,

Patrick Stdserf, fiar of Sydserf 15-56-71, predeceased his
father; he was tried in 1569 for killing John Geddes, but
acquitted. He had two sons, Patrick and William. A
Thomas Sydserf, in 1567, signed approval of Coronation, Had-
dington. The eldest,

Patrick Stdserf, of that ilk, was served heir of his grand-
father 1490, was living in 1597, d. soon after, and was s. by his

William Stdserf, of that ilk. His son,

John Stdserf, last of that ilk (service 1624), sold the estate
to John Aitchison, physician' in Edinburgh, and no descend-
ants of tills elder line are known to exist. The Sydserfs of
Sydserf bore for arms, Arg., a fleur-de-lis az. ; and at the
general registration of arms 1672, some of the cadets rftained
this with differences ; others bore three fleurs-de-lis. We
now return to

Patrick Stdserf, of Ruchlaw, 3rd son of Patrick Sydserf,
of that ilk, and Janet Lauder his wife, named in the charter
of 1550, in favour of his elder brother, to whom he was served
heir 26 Jan. 1561. He ?it. Elspcth Wode, and they were both
alive 1591. Their son,

William Stdserf, of Ruchlaw, m. Euphame, dau. of William
Hay, of Barra, co. Haddington, sister of Sir John Hay, of
Barra, Lord Clerk Register and Provost of Edinburgh. In
contemplation of this marriage, his father, by charter 2 July,
1591, resigned the fee of the family estate in his favour. He
had a Crown charter of Ruchlaw and Howden 16 Oct. 1019,
which was ratified by Parliament 1621. He had issue,

I. James, his successor.

II. Archibald (Sir), Merchant Burgess of Edinburgh, a Bailie,
represented the city in Parliament, was a Commissioner to
treat with the English, was taken prisoner at Kjlesmuir
1651, and was knighted in Dec. 1660, as a reward lor his
losses and sufferings in the royal cause. He signed ihe
National Covenant in 1639. He m. 1st, 20 Dec. 1627, Sarah,
dau. of William Wilkie, Merchant in Edinburgh, and 2ndly,
in 1633, Marion Hodge, relict of James Ewing, Merchant it»
Edinburgh, and had issue,

1 ElizHbeth, her cousin, Archibald Sydserffe, of Ruchlaw,
and d. 1664.

2 Anne, m. 1st, John Semple, of Balgnne, co. Haddington.
W.S., and 2ndly, Sir David Dunbar, Bart, of Baldoon, co.

in. John, of Quarrelsyde, who d. 1638, leaving a son, John.

IV. George, Chaplain at Canipvere 1625, Minister of Cock-
burnspath 1627, deposed 1639, went abroad 1644; m. Mar-
garet Hamilton, and d. before 1654, leaving with other issue,

William, who had a grant of £100 after the Restoration.

V. William, went abroad about 1650, and was ancestor of Sir
Walter Sydserf, Burgomaster of Amsterdam.

William Sydserf d. before 1624, and was s. by his eldest son,

James Stdserf, of Ruchlaw, m. Marion, dau. of Patrick
Hepburn of Smeaton, co. Haddington, and they had a charter
of Ruchlaw from his father 21 April, 1623. He d. in 1659,
having had issue,

I. Archibald, his heir.

II. William, m. Ilary Inglis.

I. Margaret, m. 1st, 1645, George Home of Gamelshiels, co.
Haddington, and 2ndly, 1654, John, brother of George Dar-
leyth, of that ilk, co. Dumbarton.

James Sydserf d. 1659, and was s. by his eldest son,

Archibald Stdserf, of Ruchlaw, bapt. 28 Dec. 1630, had a
charter from his father 1654, registered arms 1672 ; m. his
cousin, Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of Sir Archibald Sydserte,
Knt., and by her (who d. 1664) had issue,

I. James, his heir.

II. Archibald, studied law in Holland, and d. 1697.

III. John, Merchant in l>unbar, h. 1649; m. Margaret, eldest
dau. of Walter Ranken, of Orehardhead, co. Stirling, by
Sarah Little, of Liljerton, his wife, and had

1 Archibald (Rev.), Minister of Dumbarton 1720, h. 1690 ;
ni. 1st, 1726, Sarah, dau. of Rev. David Brodie, Minister
of Dalserf, by Rachel his wife, of Walter Ranken,
of Orehardhead. She d. 1730, leaving an only son,

John, .s. his stepmother at Ruchlaw.
He m. 2ndly, Martha Sydserf, heir of Ruchlaw, and d. 25
Jan. 1764.

2 Walter, Physician in Antigua, registered arms 1740, b.
1692 ; m. Mary Carrot, half-sister of Sir George I'homas,
1st Bart, of Yapton, Governor of the Leeward Islands,
and had Margaret, m. Sir William Thomas, 2nd Bart, of
Y'apton. Her eldest son. Sir George, tlie 3rd Barf., was
ancestor of the present Bart., and her dau. Elizabeth, m.





Col. Andrew Lyon, 11th Dragoon!!, and had an only child
George Lyon, named in the entail of Ruchlaw.
S Alexander, Writer to the Signet, 6. lCy7 ; m. Janet
Penman, and d. 1751.

1 Margaret, b. 1696 ; d. unm.

2 Elizabeth, m. Kev. John Thomson, Jlini.otpr of I.iber-
ton, and d. 14 June, 1771 ; her only child, Margaret, m.
John Menzies, of Culterallers, co. Lanark, and d. s.p. 1771.

3 Sarah, b. 1700 ; m. Alexander Weir, Merchant in Edin-
burgh, and had issue.

Archibald Sydserfe had a Crown charter 24 Aug. 1700, creat-
ing his lands into a barony, and dying soon after was s. by his
eldest son,

James Stdserf, of Euchlaw, m. (contract 27 April, 1636)
Katherine, dau. of George Suttle, of Adinston, and sister of
Sir George Suttle, 1st Bart, of Balgone, and had

I. Archibald, heir.

II. James, Lieut. R.M. at Fort St. David, India, d. 1749.
I. Elizabeth, d. xi,am.

n. Maetha, heir of her brother, of whom hereafter.

The eldest son,

Akchieald Stdsebf, of Euchlaw, M.A. Edinburgh, 1709,
d. s. -p. March, 1761, and was .s. by his sister,

Martha Sydseef, of Iluchlaw, who in. iier cousin, Eev.
Archibald Sydserf, of Dumbarton, and ci.s.jj., having executed
a deed of entail, 1771, in favour of, 1st, her stepson and cousin,
John Sydsebf ; 2ndly, George Lyon ; Srdly, Mrs. Sarah Weir ;
4thly, Mrs. Elizabeth Thomson, &c. She was «. by her step-
son and cousin,

John Stdserf, of Iluchlaw, who sold Howden and bought
Chapell 1773, b. 1728; to. 1765, Janet, dau. of Rev. Mattbew
Eeid, of Prestonkirk, and granddau. of Eev. Matthew Reid,
of North Berwick, by Anne his wife, dau. and heir of Robert
Aitchison, of Sydserf, brother and heir of John Aitchison, the
purchaser of Sydserf from John Sydserf, and d. 1782, leaving
by her an only dau.,

Martha Sydserff, of Ruchlaw, 6. 1770; in. 1791, Francis
Buchan, Merchant in Edinburgh (6. 1750, d. 1820), who assumed
the surname of Sydserff, 0th son of John Buchan, of Lethani,
by Anne his wife, dau. of Charles Brown, of Coalstoun, and
brother of Sir George Buchan-Hepburn, 1st Bart, of Smeaton,
and had issue,

1. John, his heir. ii. George, d. 1805.

III. Charles, R.N., settled at the Cape of Good Hope, h. 1797 ;
TO. 1822, Elizabeth Rennie, and had issue.

IV. Hew, d. 1802.

I. Janet Marion, m. Hew Francis Cadell, Esq. of Cockenzie,
in East Lothian, and d. 1847, leaving issue.

II. Ann, TO. Robert Hislop, Esq. of Burnrig, m East Lothian,

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