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en, by whom (who d. 30 Jan. 1868) he
has a son,

I. John Thomas, Lieut. 3rd Irish Regt., b. 20 Jan. 1863.
He m. 2ndly, 28 April, 1874, Marianna, 4th dau.
of Samuel King, Esq. of Mount Pleasant, Waterford,
l)y whom he had further issue,

II. William, 6. 21 Nov. 1876.

III. Mervyn, b. 16 Sept. 1879.

Lineage.— Thomas Medlycott, Esq. of Binfield, Berks,
iind aftenvards of Dublin, 3rd son of Thomas Medlicott, Esq.
of Abingdon, Berks {see Meducott of I>unmumj), was bapt.



22 May, 1662. He was M.P. for Milbourne Port 1706, and for
Westminster 1708-10 and 1713, also Chief Commissioner of
Revenue in Ireland. In 1698, he got from James, Duke of
Ormonde, lands in the cos. of Kilkenny and Tipperary, and in
1699, lands in co. Waterford, and March, 1701, purchased
from the Earl of Arran lands in co. Mayo. He had a dau.
Anno, 7)1. Dec. 1715, Right Hon. Edward Riggs, M.P. for
Killybegs, and a son,

Thomas John Medlycott, Esq. of Newport Pratt, co. Mayo,
m. Frances Philippa Seigneaux, of Lausanne, in Switzerland,
and by her (who d. 8 Nov. 1750) had a son,

John Thomas Medlycott, Esq. of Newport Pratt, eo. Mayo,
and afterwards of Rockets Castle, co. Waterford, m. 21 June,
1787, Elizabeth, only dau. of William Lockwood, Esq. of
Clerihan Castle, co. Tipperary, and d. 25 April, 1827, leaving
(with four daus., i. Frances, m. Cornelius Sullivan, Esq. of
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin; 11. Maria; iii. Jane, hi. Daw-
son French, Esq. of Tullamore, Queen's co. ; and iv. Susan, m.
Rev. George Stanley Monek, Rector of Clonegam, eo. Water-
ford, and d. his widow, 18 April, 1887, aged 86) a son and
heir.

Rev. John Thomas Medlycott, of Rockets Castle, J.P.,
6. 29 Oct. 1789 ; m. 19 June, 1820, Mary, eldest dau. of
Ambrose Usher Congreve, Esq. of Mount Congreve, co. Water-
ford, and had issue,

1. John Thomas, his heir.

I. Anne, m. 4 Feb. 1845, George AugiTstus Quentin, Major
late lOih Hussars, son of Sir George Quentin, Lieut.-Col.
10th Hussars.

II. Elizabeth, to. Rev. James Rumsey, M.A. of Pembroke
College, Oxford. 111. Ellen.

IV. Susan, m. Rev. Richard Neville, Rector of Stradbally.

V. Louisa, d. 14 Nov. 1868. vi. Maiia.
Rev. J. T. Medlycott d. 1877, and was s. by his only son,

John Thomas Medlycott, now of Rockets Castle.
Sertj— Rockets Castle, Portlaw, co. Waterford.



MEEKINa OF EICHINGS PARK,

Meeking, Charles, Esq. of Eichings Park,
Bucks, J.P., High Sheriff 1887, Capt. and Hon.
Major 3rd Batt. Oxfordshire Light Infantry,
Barrister-at-Lawof Lincoln's Inn, h. 9 Sept. 1839 ;
m. 27 May, 1863, Adelaide Caroline, 4th dau. of the
late Christopher Tower, of Huntsmore Park, Bucks
(by his wife Lady Sophia Frances Cust, only dau.
of John, 1st Earl Brownlow, by his 1st wife
Sophia, 2nd dau. and eventually sole heiress of Sir
Abraham Hume, Bart, of Wormleybury, by Amelia
Jlgerton, his wife, dau. of John Egerton, D.D.
Bishop of Durham, by Lady Anne Sophia Grey,
his wife, dau. and co-heiress of Henry, Duke of
Kent), aud has issue,

I. Bertram Charles Christopher Spencer, Lieut. lOth
Royal Hussars, b. 24 March, 1864; vi. 22 July, 1893,
Violet Charlotte, eldest dau. of John Fletcher, Esq. of
Saltoun, N.B.

II. Hume Francis, b. 13 Sept. 1874.

in. Kenneth Charles Edward, 6. 9 April, 1830.

I. Adelaide Maud Sophia.

II. Mildred Charlotte, d. unm. 15 May, 1892.

Lineage. — Charles Meeking, Esq., of Richings Park,
who m. 28 July, 1835, Charlotte Spencer, eldest dau. of the
late Rev. John Charles Williams, Rector of Sherrington,
Bucks {(1. 1849), by his wife, Catharine, dau. and co-heiress
of John Swale, of Yorkshire, and by her (who d. 24 Jan.
1889) had issue,

I. Charles, now of Richings Park.

I. Charlotte Sophia, m. 26 March, 1883, Ronald Laurentz
Campbell, Baron Craignish, and d. 7 April, 1889.

II. Mary Kate, m. 1 July, 1869, Lewis Duval Hall, of Farn-
ham Chase, Bucks, eldest son of Vice-Chanei'llor Sir Charles
Hall, and has issue, Charles Spencer, b. 31 March, 1870 ;
Lewis Duval ; Geoffrey ; Mary Kate.

Mr. Meeking d. 7 Dec. 1872.

^rm.i— Or, on a chevron az., between in chief two sprigs of
laurel ppr., a lion rampant regardant gu., in b:ise a dove of the
fii-ld between two besants. Ci-eU — On a mount vert, charged
with three besants, a dove between two laui'el branches, or.
ilottn — Sola Veritas inviola.

Scat— Richings Park, Colnbrook, Bucks.

Toion Residence— Z\, Belgrave Square, London.



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MEETKERKE, now METCALFE, OF
JULIANS.

Mektkeeke, Mary Fioeence, of Julians, co.
Hertford, m. 1878, Frederick Morehouse Metcalfe,
Esq. of Ingletliorpe Hall, co. Norfolk, J. P. and
D.L., Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the County
Council of the Isle of Ely, who d. 15 Oct. 1893.
He TFas son of Charles Metcalfe, Esq., J. P. and
D.L., of Inglethorpe Hall, by Alary his wife, dau.
of Morehouse Metcalfe, Esq. of Graiusborough, co.
Lincoln.

Lineag'e. — Sir Adolphus Meetkekkz, President of Flan-
ders, Ambassador from the United States of Holland to Queen
Elizabeth, m. 1st, Dame Jacoba Cervina, and had four sons,
Nicolas and Baldwin, both slain at the siege of Daventer, in
Holland ; Anthony, killed before Zutphen Fort, 1586 ; and
Adolphus, 6. 1571. He m. 2ndly, Margaret, dau. of John
Liehtervelde, President of Flanders, and by her (who d. in
London, Nov. 159J) had besides two daus., Elizabeth and
Salome, one son, Edwabd. Sir Adolphus d. in London, 6 Oct.
1591, aged 60. His son by his second wife,

Eev. Edward Meetkerke, D.D., b. 1690, was educated at
Westminster School, whence he was elected to Christ Church,
Oxford, 1606, where he became Professor of Hebrew, 1620. He
m. Barbara, dau. of Eev. Dr. More, and by her had a son,
Adolphds, of whom presently. Dr. Meetkerke, who was
Prebendary of Winchester and Eector of Easton, Hants, d.
Aug. 1657, aged 67. His son,

Adolphcs Meetkerke, d. 3 Xov. 1664, leaving, by Mary his
wife, a son,

Adolphus Meetkerke, Fellow of Xew Coll. Oxford, ra. 1st,
Joanna, dau. of Bishop Young, Esq., and 2ndly, 21 Aug.
1699, Penelope, eldest dau. and co-heir of Thomas Stone, Esq.
of Eushden, and by this lady (who d. Sept. 1746) had issue,
Adolphcs, of whom hereafter; Thomas, d. young, 1711;
Charles, b. 1710, d. 1774; Eobert, 6. 1714, d. 1758; Penelope;
Mary d. 1788; Catharine, d. 1705; Beala, rf. young ; Barbara,
d. 7736: and Catharine, d. 1768. Mr. Meetkerke d. Feb. 1732,
aged 76. His eldest son,

Adolphds Meetkerke, 6. 8 Nov. 1703 ; m. 8 Jime, 1740,
Mary, dau. of Arthur and Elizabeth Hodgkin, of Aylesham,
Bucks, and by her (who rf. 8 Jan. 1784) had issue, Adolphus,
d. young ; Ajjolphtjs, of whom we treat ; Mary, in. George
Fair, Esq., and d. 1826; Penelope, m. Eev. Thomas Anthony
Trollope, Eector of Cottered, and d. 1788 ; Susanna, m. John
Boodle, of Ongar, Essex ; Catharine, d. 1760 ; Fanny, m. John
Young, Esq. of Hare Hatch; Barbara, d. 1753 ; Sarah, d. 1770;
Anne, d. 1765; Elizabeth, d. Jan. 1763. Mr. Meetkerke d.
8 Jan. 1784. His only surviving son,

Adolphcs Meetkerke, Esq. of Julians, b. 7 Dec. 1753 ; m.
1st, Barbara Jenny, eldest dau. of Richard Chapman, Esq.,
citizen of London, who d. 28 July, 1817. He m. 2ndly, 8 Oct.
1818, Matilda, dau. of E. Johnson Wilkinson, Esq., and had
issue. He d. 1840, and was s. by his eldest son,

Adolphus Meetkerke, Esq. of Julians, b. 1819; m. 1st, 1841,
Maria Henrietta, dau. of Gen. Hare, which lady d. 1847, and
2ndly, 1848, Cecilia Elizabeth, dau. of the Hon. Edward Gore,
and granddau. of the 2nd Earl of Arran, and d. 11 Feb. 1879,
leaving issue,

I. Mary Florence, now of .Julians.

II. Cecilia Laura, m. 1870, Eev. Alexander Ewing, son of the
Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, who c^. 1877, and m. 2nd]y,
T. E. Biscoe,'Esq. She d. 1892.

Anns — Gu., two swords In sal tire or. Crest — An unicorn's
head, horned, crined, and maned or, iangued gu.
Seat— Julians, near Buntingford.



I FOSTER-MELLIAR OF NORTH ASTON
HALL.

\ Fostee-Melliae, William Melliae, Esq. of
• North Aston Hall, co. Oxford, B.A., J.P. cos.
i Somerset and Oxford, High Sheriff of the latter co.
1 1864, b. 12 April, 1836 ; m. 30 June, 1857, Louisa

Elizabeth, dau. of Eev. Charles Ward, M.A., Rector

of Matilden, Beds.

Lineage.— Andrew Foster, Esq. (son of Eev. Edward
Foster, Prebendai-y of Wells Cathedral, who d. Jan. 1826, by
Mary his wife, who d. Nov. 1857, dau. of Robert Tudway, Esq.),
assumed by royal licence, 13 Nov. 1840, the additional sur-
name of Melliar. He m. 14 May, 1835, his first cousin, Eliza-
beth, only dau. of Eev. Aaron Foster, Yicar of Kingston, near
Taunton, and d. 10 May, 1841, having had issue,



William Melliak, now of North Aston Hall.

Eobert, Lieut. 20th Eegt., d. at Lucknow, 15 April, 1859,

unm.
Andrew (Eev.), M.A., Eector of Sproughton, Suffolk, 6.
1841 ; in. 14 Dec. 1864, Catherine Lucretia Dewsbury, and
has issue, Eobert, 6. 1870; Kenelm ; Mabel; Elsie;
Gladys ; Winifred.

Frances Elizabeth Eose, m. 25 Sept. 1861, Eev. Arthur
Henry Barwell.
^rms— Quarterly: 1st and 4th per chevron, embattled or
and vert, three eagles displayed counter-changed, for I'oster ;
2nd and 3rd arg., three martlets gu., on a chief az. an annulet
or, between two fieurs-de-lis of the field, for Melliar. Crests —
1st, Foster, An eagle displayed or; 2nd, Melliar, In front of
a lion"s gamb, erect and couped or, holding a branch of myrtle
ppr., two mascles interlaced fessways az. J/o{(oes— Semper
eadem ; Cupio meliora.
Seat — North Aston Hall, Deddington, Oxford.



BALFOUR-MELVILLE OF STRATH-
KINNESS.

Balfoue - Meltille, James, Esq. of Strath-
kinness, co. Fife, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh,
m. Eliza Ogilvy Heriot Maitland, dau. of Jamea
Heriot, Esq. of Kamomie, co. Fife, and has issue,

I. James Heriot Balfour.

II. Frederick Maitland Balfour.

III. Francis Douglas Balfour (deceased).

IV. John Elphinstone Balfour.

V. Robert Andrew Agnew Balfour.

VI. Leslie Melville Balfour.

VII. Elliot Southesk Balfour.
I. Emma Constance.

Lineage. —Eev. James Balfour, a younger son of Sir
David Balfour, of Powis, co. Clackmannan, entered the min-
istry of the Church of Scotland soon after the Eeformation, and
subsequently became one of the ministers of Edinburgh in the
reign of James VI. He m. Barbara, dau. of Eichard Melville, of
Baldovie, Forfarshire, niece of Andrew and sister of James
MelviUe, the distinguished Scottish reformers. Tlieir son,

Eev. Andrew Balfocr, was minister of the parish of Kirk-
newton in Midlothian. His son,

jAjfES Balfour, was called to the Scottish Bar, and was
appointed one of the Principal Clerks of the Court of Sessiom
in the time of the Commonwealth ; he m. Bridget, dau. of
Chalmers of Balbeithan, Aberdeenshire. Their son,

James Balfocr, merchant, one of the Magistrates of Edin-
burgh and a Governor of the Darien Company, m. Helen,
dau. of Sir John Smith, of Cramond and Grotehill, Midlothian,
and was father of

James Balfour, merchant in Edinburgh and Leith, who
purchased the lands of Pilrig, Midlothian, in 1718. He vi.
Louisa, dau. of Eobert Hamilton, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and
had a son,

James Balfocr, of Pilrig,was called to the Scottish Bar,
appointed Sheriff Substitute of Midlothian, and held the Chair
of Moral Philosophy, and afterwards of the Law of Nature
and Nations in the University of Edinburgh ; he m. Cecilia,
dau. of Sir John Elphinstone, of Logic, Bart., and tlieir son,

John Balfocr, of Pilrig, merchant in Leith, 6. 1740 ; d.
1814 ; m. 1772, Jean, dau. of Robert Whyte, M.D. of Ben-
nochy, Fifeshire, and was father of

James Balfocr, of Pilrig, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh,
b. 7 Jan. 1774; d. 20 March, 1860; m. 24 Feb. 1806, Anne,
dau. of Capt. John Mackintosh, of Corribrock, Inverness-shire,
and afterwards of Harwood, Midlothian, and by her (who d.
29 June, 1825) had issue,

I. John Mackintosh, late of Pilrig and Strathkinness.

II. James, now of Strathkinness.

III. Robert, of Edinburgh, deceased, m. Frances Grace, dau. of
James Blaikie, of Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, and by her (who
(/. 1891) had issue, James Francis Balfour, deceased;
Robert John Balfour, deceased ; William Alexander Adrian
Balfour ; Jane Garden Balfour : Anne Louisa Balfour ;
Frances Elizabeth Balfour ; Edith Balfour ; Margaret Ida
Balfour.

I. Margaret, m. Rev. John Paul, D.D., St. Cuthbert's, Edin-
burgh, and left issue, Rev. William Paul (deceased),
Whitekirk, East Lothian ; James Balfour Paul, Lyon King
of Arms.

II. Jane, d. unm, iii. Anne, d. unm.

The eldest son,

John Mackintosh Balfour, of Pilrig, J.P. cos. Midlothian
and Fife. s. to the estate of Stratlikinnesss, Fifeshire, as heir
male of his grandmother, Jean Whyte, on the death of his
cousin, John Whyte Melville, in 1883, and assumed the name



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and arms of JIelvilleo/ Sii-athkhiness, b. 23 Sept. 1811 ; m. 21
Sept. 1S41, Ann, dau. of Harry Hainy, M.D., Professor of For-
ensic Medicine in the University of Glasgow, and by her (who d.
ISOl) had issue,

I. Anne Mackintosh Balfour (deceased), m. Charles Alexander
Cuiuiijh:un, of tlie Bombay Staff Corps.

II. Barbara Gordon Hailour-Melville.

III. Marsjaret Jane Balfour-Mclville.



lo Sept. 1893, and was s. by his



?Ir. Balfour Melville d.
lirothcr.

Anus — 1st and 4th arfT., on a chevron indented sa. between
•a rose in chief gu. and a saltire in base az. an otter's head erased
•<it the field, for Balfour; 2nd and 3rd gu., three crescents arg.
within a bordure of the last, charged with eight roses of the
first, a crescent of the second in chief for difference, for Mel-
^•XLLE. Crests — A dexter hand holding an oUve branch ppr.,
tar B-^lfour; a crescent arg., for Meltille. Mottoes — Adsit
<leus, for Balfocr; Denique coehini, for Melville,

Scats — Mount Melville, St. Andrews.



STEWAKT-MEKZIES OF CHESTHILIi
AND FOSS.

Stewaet-Menzies, William James Beeadal-
BANE, Esq. of Chesthill, CO. Perth, J.P., Major 3rd
batfc. Gordon Highlanders, h. 8 April, 1863 ; *. his
father 1867.

Xiineag'e. — John Stewart, Esq. of Foss, iv. Susannah,
^.au. of Thomas Flemyng, Esq. of Moness, and had issue four
sons and four daus. He was s. by his 2nd son,

John Stewart, Esq. of Foss, m. Jane, dau. of Gilbert
Stewart, Esq. of Fincastle, and by her had (with other issue
who predeceased him) a son,

Joseph Stewart, Esq. of Foss, 6. 28 Feb. 1768 ; m. 4 Feb.
ISOO, Elizabeth, dau. and heir of Alexander Menzies, Esq.
•of Chesthill, by Eleanor Hamilton his wife, dau. of James
Menzies, Esq. of Culdares, and by her (who d. 6 Dec. 1813)
■had issue,

John, his heir.

Eleanor, 7n. Thomas Pender, Esq.

Jane Mary, m. Capt. Gilbert Stewart.

James Elizabeth, d. unm. Alexandiina Charlotte.

Margaret, m. Kev. A. E. Irvine.

Amelia, to. Capt. David Campbell.

!Mr. Stewart d. 11 Feb. 1S35, and was s. by his only son,

John Stewart-Menzies, Esq. of Chesthill and Foss, J.P.
and D.L., 6. 25 March, 1S04 ; m. 28 Nov. 1860, Hon. Katharine
Thurlow Fra.ser, sister of the late Lord Saltoun, and youngest
<lau. of the Hon. AViUiam Fraser, of Saltoun, and by her had
issue,

I. John Joseph, d. 186?.

n. William .James Breadalbane, present proprietor.
I. Eleanor Elizabeth May, I. 25 Sept. ISGa.
He (Z. 23 April, 18G7.

&at— ChesthiU, Aborfcldy, X.B.



MENZIES OF CULDARES.

Mexzies, William Geoeoe Steuaet, Esq. of
Culdares, co. Perth, J. P., and J.P. and D.L. co.
13anff, b. 28 Sept. 1838 ; s. his father 1870 ; m. 30
Jan. 1883, Constance Anne Ellen, dau. of Thomas
Owen Wethered, Esq. of Seymour Court, Marlow,
JBueks, and has issue, a son,

EoNALD, 6. 8 April, 1S34.

Xiineage. — John Steuart, of Cardney, eldest son of
.John Steuart, of Cardney, by Janet Wightman his wife,
•descended from Sir John Steuart, natural son of Uodebt 11.,
Iving of Scotland, m. Barbara Hay, and was father of John
Stecaet, of Cardney, who m. Jane Blair, and by her had a
son,

John .Steuart, of Cardney, to. 1st, Cecilia Stewart, of Grand-
tully, and 2ndly, Agnes liattray, of Ilattray, and was s. by his
£on,

John Steuart, of Cardney, m. Agnes Menzies, of Culdares
Xderived from the gallant Col. James Menzies, of the reign of
Charles I., a younger son of Menzies, oi Menzies), and was
iather of

Patrick Steuart, of Cardney, m. Margery Ogilvie, and had
a son and heir,

John Steuart, of Cardney, m. Isabella, dau. of JohaKobert-
son, of Lude, and was father of



.John Steuart, of Cardney, m. Elizabeth Stewart, and was s.
by his son,

John Steuart-Menzies, of Culdares and Cardney, vi. Ist,
Charlotte Robertson, of Tullybclton, and had a son, who d.
young, and 2ndly, Miss O'Brien, and had two sons, Steuart,
his heir, and John, whoso only dau. 3Iaria Ann, in. Kev. —
Clark, of Devon. The elder son,

Steuart Menzies, Esq. of Culdares, m. 1816, the dau. of
Eonald Stewart, Esq. of Fasnocloich, co. Argyll, and had
issue,

Ronald, of Culd.TVcs and Cardney.

Maria, m. 8 .)uly, ls.'>2, Capt. l-letcher Norton Menzies, 2nd
son of Sir Neil Menzies, 0th Bart, of Menzies, and d. 10
March, 1877, leaving issue.

Catherine Elizabeth, m. 1851, George Henry Vansittart, Esq.
of Bisham Abbey, Berks, aud d. s. p.

Mr. Menzies d. 1827. His son,

Ronald Steuakt-Menzies, Esq. of Culdares and Cardney,
b. 3 Jan. 1824; to. 22 April, 1849, Marjory Alexandrina, dau.
of William Grant MacDowall, Esq. of Arndilly, by the Hon.
Eleanor Fraser his wife, dau. of Alexander, Ifith Lord Saltoun,
and by her (who jh. 2ndly, 31 Oct. 1872, John Kinloch, Esq. of
Kilry and Logic) he left at his decease, 1870, a son,

AVilliam George Steuart, now of Culdares.

Arms — Arg., a sword in pale ppr., hilted and pommelled or, a
chief gu. Crest — A demi-lion holding in the dexter paw a
baton ppr. Afntto — Fortem fors juvat.

,Sea<— AmdiUy, Craig-Ellachie, N.B.



MERCER OF GORTHY.

Mebcee, L.iweence, Esq. of Gorthy, co. Perth,
Indian Woods and Forests Dep., b. 27 Jan. 1863.

Iiineage. — The family of Mercer of Aldie is one of great
antiquity in Scotland. An old rhyme has it : —
"Sae sycker 'tis as onio thing on earth.
The Mercers aye are aulder than auld Perth."

Aleumnus Mercer was a party, with twenty-three others,
nobles and knights, to a bond given by Alexander II., King
of Scots, to Henry III., dated 19 Nov. 1244, to keep the peace.
He had a grant of Tillycoultry from Walter, son of Alan, the
High Steward. His son, Aleumnus Meecer, resigned these
bonds to Alexander III., King of Scots, 19 June, 1261. Ber-
nard MEr.cER, Burgess of Perth, did homage to Edwabd I.
1296. The first certain ancestor of Mercer, of Aldie, is i

THOMis Mercer, held property from the Abbey of Scone.
He had an order from Edward III., 28 May, 1341, on the Con- '
stable of Bordeaux, for money due for raising men and horsei^ I
for service in Aquitaine. His son, ,

John Merger, Provost of Perth, sat in the General Council
of the Kingdom of Scotland from 1364 to 1367, and acted as
Receiver of Revenue while the office of Chamberlain -was
vacant in 1376. He had charters in 1302 and 1364 of Aldie
and Meikleour, which are vested in his heir general, Emily
Jane, Baroness Nairne in her own right. Dowager Marchioness
of Lansdowne. He m. Ada, dau. of Sir Andrew Murray, of
Tulliberdine, and was s. by his son,

Andrew Mercer, who had a grant, 1 July, I37I, of lands in
Dalkeith from David, Earl of Strathearn, and had charters to
him and his wife, Joneta, from Robert II., King of Scots, 6
March, 1378, and 18 Aug. 1381, and d. 1389. His son,

Sir Michael Merger, 6. 1379, in ward to Sir Walter Stewart,
Lord of Brechin ; m. 12 June, 1402, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir
Robert Stewart, of Durrisdeer, and had two sons. i. Andrew,
his heir; ii. Robert, whose line failed with his great-grand-
son Robert, 1583. Sir Michael d. before 1439, and was s. by
his eldest son,

Andrew Mercer, who was seised of Faithly and Tyree, 13
.luly, 1439, and had a charter constituting the Barony of
Meikleour, 21 March, 1443. He m. Margaret Drummond, and
d. 1473, leaving a son.

Sir Lawrence Merger, who sat in Parliament as a Minor
Baron 1481 ; to. 14 July, 1475, Isobel, dau. of Sir Henry
Wardlow, of Torr)-, and d. 1501, leaving by her (who to.
2ndly, 1604, Patricli Mercer, of Inchbrakie),

Henry (Sir), who in. Margaret Douglas, of Lochleven, and
fell at Flodden 1513. He was ancestor of Merger, of
Kimrain, extinct 1(J57 ; of Mcljiins, represented by the
Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne : and of Saline, extinct
in the male line 1875 {see Tod-Mercee of Scotsbank).

Robert, of whom we treat.

Isobel, 111. Robert Maule, of Panmure.

The 2nd son,
EoBERT Mehceb, Esq. of NewtoQ and Forgandenny, m. circa



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1526, Helen, youngest dau. of Edward Chisholm, Esq. of
Cromlix, and widow of James Oliphant, and had issue,
1. James, whose male line became extinct ICl"; ii. William,
d. s. J}. 1605, aged about 80 ; ni. Andrew, of whom hereafter.
Eobert Mercer d. in 1547. His 3rd son,

Andrew Mercer, of Potterhill, co. Perth, Merchant Burgess
«f Perth, and Sheriff Depute, m. 13 June, 1562, Mariot, dau. of
Adam Blackwood, of Perth, and had issue,

I. William, m. Helen Drummond, and was ancestor of
Merger, of Potterhill, extinct 16.39.

II. James, parson of Logiebride and Canon of Duakeld
Cathedral, left four daus. in. Lawrence.

The youngest son,

Lawrence Mercer, M.A. St. Andrews L'niversity, parson
of Fossoway (parish in which Aldie is situated;, laureatcd at
St. Andrews 1600, b. 1W9 ; m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Alexander
AVallace, minister of Kossoway, and had by her,

I. Lawrence, his heir. ii. John. in. James.

He TO. 2ndly, 8 Feb. 1619, Margaret, dau. of Edmund Mylis,
and by her had a son, Edmond, ancestor of Mercer-Hendek-
soN, of Fordel, and Gen. Warren Mercer, H.E.I.C.S. He d.
1657, and was s. by his eldest son,

Lawrence Mercer, b. about 1608, laureated at Edinburgh
■25 July, 1629, s. his father as parson of Fossoway in 1657 ; vi.
Catharine, dau. of John Murray, minister of Kinkell, and had,

I. James, 6. 1654, d. s. p.

II. Lawrence, his heir.

He d. 1658, and was s. by his son,

Lawrence Mercer, of Pitteuchar, parson of Ga.sk, 16.56,
deprived of liis ottice, being a non-juror, by the Privy Council,
1697 ; 771. 1706, Jean, only dau. of William Lindsay, Bishop of
Dunkeld, and relict of James Lindsay, of Dowhill, and had
issue,

James Francis, of Pitteuchar, Lieut.-Col. in the army, (7. s.p.
killed 13 Aug. 1756, in command of Fort Oswego, U.S.

Lawrence, Lieut, in the army, d. s. p. at Jamaica, Aug. 1742.

William.
He d. 5 Feb. 1720. His youngest son,

William Mercer, Esq. of Pitteuchar and Potterhill, 6.
1 Oct. 1717, was Sheriff Substitute of co. Perth; m. 1 Nov.
1746, Elizabeth, dau. of George Swan, and by her (who d.
1790) had issue,

I. Lawrence James, Bengal C.S., b. 10 Jan. 1752; d. s. j).
20 Aug. 1791. II. James, h. 3 Aug. 1753, d. unm.

III. William, of Potterhill (which he sold), b. 8 Jan. 1755,
served in the Bengal Cavalry; m. Nov. 1788, Barbara,
dau. of Robert Forbes, of Corse, co. Banff, sister of Sir John
Forbes, of Hawthornden (who took the name of Drummond),
and d. 3 Aug. 1801, leaving issue,

1 William Drummond, of Huntingtower, co. Perth, Major
J6th Lancers, h. at Benares, Bengal, 16 Oct. 1796; 7ii. 7
June, 1853, his cousin, Anne Elliot (who d.. 27 Aug. 1S31),
■dau. of George Mercer, Esq. of Gorthy. He d.. 18 Aug.
2871, leaving issue,

William Lindsay, of Huntingtower, h. 23 April, 1858,
Lieut. 19th Kegt. ; m. April, 1891, Miss Lister.
Anne Grseme, 6. 25 Sept. 1854.

1 Anne Abemethy, in. 16 July, 1813, Charles M'Giigor,
Esq. (brother of Sir James M'Grigor, Bart.), who d. 15
March, 1841.

2 Eliza Forbes, m. 15 Nov. 1809, Richard Charles Blunt,
Esq., 2nd son of Sir Charles William Blimt, Bart., and d,.
23 April, 1871.

3 Charlotte !^impson, m. 30 June, 1819, Eobert Lockhart,
Esq. of Castlehill, Camnethan House, Lanark, who rf.
2 Nov. 1850. She d. 18 March, 1869.

4 Louisa, m. 23 F"eb. 1819, Alexander Brcdie, Esq., and d..
8 Feb. 1881.

in. James Francis, 6. 28 Aug. 1756, Lieut.-Col. 22nd Kegt. ;
m. Clarinda O'Grady, and d. s.p. 26 April, 1809.

IV. Graeme, of Mavisbank, 6. 4 Julj-, 1764, H.E.I.C.S.;
d. unm. 6 Oct. 1811.

v. John, Lieut. Marines, h. 13 Sept. 1766 ; d. unm. April,

1794.
-VI. Thomas, b. 16 June, 1769; d.v.nin. 15 Aug. 1833.
VII. George, of Gorthy.

I. Annie Margaret, to. 22 Dec. 1790, Peter Duncan, Esq. of
Damside, Perth; d. s. p. 20 March, 1824.

II. Margaret, d. unm. Sept. 1776.

III. Hannah, d. unm. 17J6.

Hr. Mercer d. 16 Jan. 1785. His youngest son,

George Mercer, Esq. of Gorthy, Dryden, and Mavisbank,
A. 21 July, 1772, entered H.E.I.C. Marine, but became subsc-
■quently a merchant at Calcutta. He was one of



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