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Lieut. -Col. Edinburgh city art. vols, since 1866; capt. late royal Midlothian yeo. cav. 1852-72;
s. his father (Sir William) as 2nd Baronet in 1S54 ; b. 2 Feb. 1816 ; m. 14 April 1846, Mary, eldest
dau. of Stair Hathorn Stewart, Esq., of Physgill, co. Wigton, s.p.
Polkemmet, Linlithgow.


Baird — continued.

John Cullcn 1669-72.

Son of James Baird, of Bankheid, a bailie of Cullen, left 3 sons. "Baird History," p. 95.

John, younger of Newbyth Edinburghshire 1715-22.

Succeeded as 2nd Bart, on the death of his father. Sir William, 17 Feb. 1737, and died
[s.p. 1745, when the title expired. See Foster's Baronetage.

Robert, of Newbyth Haddington burghs 1796, until he accepted the

[Chiltern hundreds shortly before 10th March, 1802.

Father of Sir David, 2nd Bart, of Newbyth of the 2nd creation, and elder brother of
Genl. Sir David Baird, G.C.B., cr. a bart. 13 April, 1809, etc. He d. 10 June 1828. See

[Foster's Baronetage.

William, of Gartsherrie Falkirk burghs 1841 until he accepted the Chiltern

[liundreds shortly before 2 May, 1846.

Of Elie, CO. Fife (eldest son of Alexander Baird, of Lochwood, co. Lanark, by Jean Moffat
his wife), d. 8 March, 1864, aged 68, having m. Janet Johnstone, and had 6 sons & 5 daus.


laird of Burleigh 1599 conv.

Sir Michael Balfour, of Burleigh, P.C. (son, heir of Sir James Balfour, of Pittendreich and
Monquhany, co. Fife, who died 1583, by Margaret only dau. of Michael Balfour, of Burleigh,
Ambassador to the Duke of Tuscany and Lorraine 1606, cr. Baron Balfour of Burleigh
16 July 1607, etc., d. 15 March 1619 ; he m. twice, and had an only dau. and heir. See

[Foster's Peerage,

laird of Burleigh Fifeshire 1645.

Possibly John, afterwards 3rd Lord Balfour.

Bartholomew (sir), of Redheugh 1608.

David (sir), of Forret, senator of the College of Justice Fifeshire 1685-6.

Fourth son of Sir Michael Balfour, of Denmihi. Advocate 1650, Lord of Session 1674.
[and knighted, a lord of Justiciary 1675, a commiss. for the plantation of Kirks 1685.

Duncan St. Andreics 1583 bis, 1588 conv. ; 1594 conv. 1612, bailie.

George (sir), of 6, Cleveland Gardens, Hyde Park, London, Major-General
ro3^al artillery Ki7icardineshire 1872-4, 1874-80, since 1880 (see foot-note.)

BALFOUR, Genl. Sir George, K.C.B., 1870, (son of Capt. George Balfour, of Montrose, R.N.,)
educated at MiHtary Academy, Addiscombe, entered Madras Artillery 1S25, Col. comdt. R.A.
1880 (retired list), Consul Shanghai, 1843-6, member Madras Military Board, 1849-57, Inspector-Genl.
Ordnance Madras, 1857-9, member Military Finance Commission, India, 1859, i860, president 1860-2,
Ass. Compt.-Genl. War Office 1868-71, M.P. (liberal) Kincardineshire since 1872; b. 8 Dec, 1809;
m. 28 June, 1848, Charlotte, 3rd dau. of late Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P.
6, Cleveland Gardens, Hyde Park, IV,
Chib — City Liberal.


B a 1 f o u r — contin iced.

Henry (major), of Dunbog Fifeshire 1702-7.

3rd son of John, 3rd Lord Balfour of Burleigh, a major of dragoons, had a son Henry, of

[Dunbog. See note to Genl. Nesbitt Balfour, below.

James, of Whittinghame and Balgonie Anstruther Easter (now St. Andrews)

\bnrgJis 1826-30, 1830-1. Lladdingtonshire 1831-2, 1833-4.

Son of John Balfour, esq., of Balbirnie, co. Fife, died 19 April 1845, and m. (then of
Gorton, N.B.) 19 Jan. 1815, Lady Eleanor Maitland, dau. of James 8th Earl of Lauderdale;

[she d. 23 May 1869.

James Maitland, younger, of Whittinghame Haddington burghs 1841-7.

Of Whittinghame and Strathconan, N.B., eldest son of James Balfour, Esq., last named ;

b. 5 Jan. 1820, d. 23 Feb. 1856, having m. 15 Aug. 1843, Lady Blanche Gascoyne Cecil,

[2nd dau. of James 2nd Marquis of Salisbury ; she d. 16 May 1872, leaving issue.

John, of Trenaby Orkney and Shetlandshire 1790-6, 1820-6.

Eldest son of William Balfour, esq., of Trenabie, b. 6 Nov. 1750, d. s.p. 1842, having
m. 1783, Henrietta, sister of Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan, Bart., and widow of Col.

[Alexander McClellan.

John Blair, Solr.-Genl. Scotland, 1880 Clackmannan and Kinross since

[1880 (see foot-note).

Michael (sir), of Denmiln Fifeshire 1643-4 conv.

Married Jean Durham, of Pitkerro, and had with 2 daus., 5 sons, viz. — i. Sir James, Lord
Lyon, or. a Bart. 22 Dec. 1633 ; 2. Sir Alexander, succ. as 3rd Bart. ; 3. Michael, ancestor
of Balfour of Randerston ; 4. Sir Andrew, an eminent physician ; 5. Sir David, mentioned


Nesbitt (col.), A.D.C. to the King Wigtown burghs 1790-6.

A general 25 Sept. 1803, col. 39th foot, M.P. Arundel 1797-1S02, died 10 Oct. 1823.
By his will directed that his nephew, William Stewart (3rd son of Robert Stewart of St.
Fort, CO. Fife, by Ann Stewart, dau. of Henry Balfour of Dunbog) should assume the

[additional surname of Balfour. See also M.P. England.

Thomas (younger), of Elwick Orkney and Shetlandshire 1835-7.

Eldest son of William Balfour, of Trenabie, capt. R.N. and vice-lieut. of Orkney, b.

[2 April, 1 8 10, died unm. 1838.


^ Robert 1473.

BALFOUR, Rt. Hon. John Blair, Lord Advocate Scotland 1881, Solr.-Genl. for Scotland 1880-1
(son of Rev. Peter Balfour, minister of Clackmannan, by his wife, Jane Ramsay, dau. of John
Blair, esq., of Perth), educ. at Edinburgh University, advocate 1861, Q.C. 1880, D.L. Edinburgh,
M.P. (liberal) Clackmannan and Kinross since Nov., 1880; b. 11 July, 1837; m. ist, 4 Aug., 1869,
Lihas Oswald, dau. of Lord Mackenzie, of Session, in Scotland ; she d. 19 June, 1872, leaving a son
Patrick, b. 23 April, 1870 ; he m. 2ndly, 6 April, 1877, Hon. Marianne Eliza, yr. dau. of James. Baron
Moncrieff, lord justice clerk, Scotland, since 1869, and has a son James Moncrieff, b. 6 July, 1S7S.
14, Great Stuart Street, Edinbtirgh.
Clubs— Devonshire, University and Liberal, Edinburgh,



Henry Perth 1597 conv.

His namesake, Henry Balnaves, Lord Halhill of session 1538, Sec. of State 1543, in
which year he was imprisoned in the Castle of Blackness. Accessory to the murder of Car-
dinal Beatoun, 29 May 1546, and in 1547 undertook with his associates to deliver Mary into
the hands of the English, as also the Castle of St. Andrews ; he was imprisoned at Rouen ;
his forfeiture was rescinded in 1556 ; re-appointed to a seat on the Bench 1563 ; the Regent
[Murray granted him the lands of Letham in Fife., etc. etc.


Hector, laird of Kairaes Buteshire 1617 (?), 1628-33, 1639-41 (then

[younger), 1648.
Son of Ninian Bannatyne (and Mary, dau. of Duncan Campbell, of Auchinbreck), he m.
[Elizabeth, dau. ot Patrick Stuart, of Rossi}!! and Balshegray.
James Ayr 1569 conv.

" Burges of Air heritabill feur of the landis," in King's Kyle, 4 June 1576.

Ninian of Kames Buteshire 1667 conv.; 1669-74; 1678 conv.; 1681-2.

Son of Hector Bannatyne, aforesaid. He m. Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir James Stewart,

[Bart., of Bute, and had issue.
William Lanark 1545.


Alexander Aberdeen 1833-4, 1S35-7, 1837-41, 1841-7.

Eldest son of Thomas Bannerman, of Aberdeen, wine mercht., (brother of Sir Alexander
Bannerman, 6th Bart.,) shipowner, banker, and merchant at Aberdeen, and provost, M.P.
as above ; lieut. governor Prince Edward Island 1851-4, knighted 3 Feb. 1851 ; governor of the
Bahamas 1854-7, and of Newfoundland 1S57-64; b. 8 Oct. 1788, d. s.p. 30 Dec. 1864, having
m. 14 Jan., 1824, Margaret, 2nd dau. of Alexander Gordon, esq.; she d. 24 Dec. 1878. See

fFoster's Baronetage.


Robert, dean of Guild Inverness 1667 conv.

Barclay. See also addenda, page xviii.

James William, merchant, of 60, Dee St., Aberdeen Forfarshire 1872-4,

[1874-80 and since 1880 (see foot-note).
John, dean of Guild Cupar 1669-72.

Robert (Mr.), provost Irvine 1639-41, 1643 conv., 1645-6, 1649, 1650,


In 1643 was of the Committee of Management for Ayrshire, and in 1646 for Committee of

[War. (Robertson's Ayr.)

BARCLAY, James William, of Aberdeen, merchant, shipowner, and farmer (son of late George
Barclay, of Cults, Aberdeen, builder, by Margaret, dau. of James Massie), educated at University
of Aberdeen, Town Councillor Aberdeen, 1862-5, 1868-71, M.P. (Liberal) Forfarshire since 1872;
b. 15 April 1832 ; m. 1st, 25 June 1863, Jane, dau. of John Smith, of Strathdon, she d. 3 Nov. 1865 ; he
m. 2ndly, 12 April 1882, Lilian Alice, 2nd dau. of Augustus Henry Novelli, esq., of London ; by his
1st wife he has an only surviving dau. Florence.
Aberdeen. Club — Reform.


Barclay — contimicd.

Robert, of Urie Kincardineshire 1788-90, 1790-6, 1796 until his death

[shortly before 8 June 1797.

Eldest son of Robert Barclay, of Urie, by his wife, Una, dau. of Sir Ewen Cameron, of
Lochiel ; d. at Urie. nr. Stonehaven 8, April 1797, aged 65 ; he m. 1st, Lucy, dau. of David
Barclay, of London, and 2ndly Sarah Anne, only dau. of James Allardice, of AUardice, and

[left issue extinct in the male line.

laird of Johnston-Barclay Kincardineshire 1 650-1.


James Edinburgh 1560, 1567, 1568, 1569 conv.

Patrick Edinburgh 1478, 1479 bis., 14B2, 1483, 1526.


Andrew ^526.


William Edward, merchant, of Dundee Montrose burghs 1855-7, 1857-9.

1859-65, J865-8, 1868-74, 1874-80 (then of Kincaldrum, Forfarshire), and

[since 1880 (see foot-note).

Alexander, provost Dingwall, 166 1-3, 1669-70.

Donald (sir) of Tulloch, Councillor Dingicall 1681-2 ; Ross-shire 1685-6.

John, younger, of Tulloch, Councillor — Dingivall 1702-7.

Ranald Dingicall 1593.


Henrie, merchant trafficker, bailie Dysart 1669-74.

Robert Montrose 1644.

William, bailie Dervie 1685-6 ; 1689 conv. ; 1689 to 1702.

Bee. See also Bervic.

Andro Edinburgh 12,6 t.

BAXTER, Rt. Hon. William Edward, of Kincaldrum, co. Forfar, and of Dundee, merchant,
P. C. 1873 (eldest son of Edward Baxter, of Kincaldrum, a merchant at Dundee, by Euphemia, dau.
of late Wm. Wilson, Esq., of Dundee), educated at University of Edinburgh, D.L. Forfar, M.P. (liberal)
Montrose since March 1855, Secretary to the Admiralty Dec. 1868 to 1S71, joint Secretary to the
Treasury 1871 to Aug. 1873; b. June 1S25 ; ra. Nov. 1847, Janet, eldest dau. of late J. Home
Scott, Esq., of Dundee, and has 2 sons and 5 daus. (i) Edward Armitstead, b. Sept. 1848, (2) George
Washington, b. Nov. 1853, (3) Mary Euphemia, (4) Jessie Scott, (5) Alice Jane, m. 26 Jan. 1882, to
Major Alfred Gaselee, 4th Punjab Inf., (6) Edith Eleanor, (7) Rosa Elizabeth.

Kincaldrum, Forfar.

Clubs — Devonshire, Feform.

Scotch Members. d *



Thomas Pitteinueem \'^']().


Andrew, bailie Dunfermline 1681-2.


Andrew Linlithgow 1612 conv. and parlt. (then bailie), 1621, 1628-33;

[1630 conv.

George Linlithgoiv 1640, 1643-4 conv.; 1645, 1645-6 (then provost), 1648.

James Glasgow 1597 conv., 161 2, 1643-4 conv. 1644 (then provost).

John, merchant, burgess, and late provost Glasgow 166 1-3.

John, provost Glasgow 168 1-2.

Lawrence St. Andrews 1357.

Patrick Glasgozo 1625 conv., 1639-41, then provost.

Robert Linlithgoiu 1646-7 (or James Gibbesone).

William Stirling 1545, 1546.


Alexander (sir), laird of Toftis — Berwickshire 1644-7 (as laird of Toftis) ;.

[1650-1, then senator of the College of Justice.

Served heir of his father, John Belches, of Tofts, (now Purves Hall), Berwickshire.
[16 May 1632, knighted and apptd. Lord Tofts of Session, 2 July 1646, d. 1656.

John Wishart (sir), of Fettercairn (afterwards Stuart), Bart Kincardineshire

[1797 to 1802 ; 1802-6 as Sir John Stuart.

Only son of William Belches, esq., (by his wife and cousin Emilia, only surviving child
of John Belches, of Invermay, by his wife Mary Stuart, 2nd dau. of Sir George
Wishart, Bart., so created 17 June 1706, with remr. to the heirs of his body); became
3rd Baronet on the death of his great-uncle. Sir William Stuart, 1777 ; assumed that
surname in lieu of Wishart Belches (? Belches-Wishart), Oct. 1797, M.P. as above, a
baron of the Exchequerin Scotland 1807, d. 5 Dec. 1810, having m. 9 Nov. 1775, Lady
Jane Leslie, eldest dau. of David, Earl of Leven and Melville ; she d. 28 Oct. 1829,

[leaving an only dau


James, captain, merchant trafficker • Inverkeithing 1667 conv.; 1669-74,

[1678 conv.

William (Captain), of Grubbet Roxburghshire (or sheriffdom of Teviotdale),

1693 to 1702 (then younger); 1702-7, 1707-8, (first parliament of Great


Sir William Bennet, cr. a Baronet of Nova Scotia 18 Nov. 1670, with remr. to the heirs

male of his body. Charles, eldest son of Hon. Alexander Stuart, of Dunearn (4th son of

[James, 3rd Earl of Moray), m. a dau. of Sir William Bennett, of Grubet, Bart.



Patrick Fcrth 1560.


William Henry, commonly called Lord William Bentinck Glasgow

1836-7 ', 1837 until he accepted the Chiltern hundreds shortly before

[24 June 1839.

A general in the army (second son of William Henry, 3rd Duke of Portland, K.G.))

G.C.B. G.C.H. Gov.-Gen. of India 1S27-35, Col. nth Dragoons, Clerk of the Pipe in the

Exchequer, M.P. Camelford 1796, Notts 1796-1803, 1812-14, 1816-26, Kings Lynn 1826-28;

[m. and d, s.p. 17 June 1S39. See Foster's Peerage, and M.P. England.


George 1466, when elected an auditor of complaint.

Walter (Bartrahame) Edinburgh 1479, 1479 bis, 14S2, 1483, 1485,

[1492 bis.
William Lanark 1468.

Bervic. See also Bee.

Thomas Edinburgh \^/\,$.


laird of Balfour Fifeshire 1621.

Probably David, nth laird ; b. 1574; m. Margaret Wardlaw, dau. of the laird of Torrie.

laird of Creiche Fifeshire 1644-5-6.

Possibly David Betoun, of Creich, who m. Margaret, dau. of Wm. Cunningham, 8lh Earl

[of Glencairn, she rem. to Chisholm, of Cromlix.

Alexander (Betoun) Kilrenny 161 2.

Alexander (Beatoun), merchant, burgess Kilretiny 1641.

Alexander Bethoune, younger, appears in commission 23 Oct. 1641, James Beatone Is
found in the roll 15 July 1641. The nth laird had a brother Alexander, who resided at

Anstruther, and was father of Alexander, who m. dau. of William McDouall, of


David, of Balfour Fifeshire 1702-7.

Son of Bethune, of Bandon ; m. 1709 his cousin Anne, dau. of David Bethune, 14th laird
of Balfour. On the death of his brother-in-law, James Bethune, 15th laird, at Rheims 1719,

[as stated below, he succ. to Balfour, and d. 1731.

George, brother german to the laird of Balfour, actual trader in the burgh

Kilrenny 1689 conv., 1689 ; his seat was declared vacant 25 April 1693, because
[he had not taken the oath of allegiance and signed the assurance.

Possibly the youngest son of John, 12th laird.

James (Mr.), younger, of Balfour, advocate Kilrenny 1702-7.

Succ. his father David, 14th laird, in 1709, joined the Stuarts in 1715, escaped to the
Continent, and d. s. p. at Rheims 1719, having m. Anne, dau. of Major-Genl. Hamilton, of

[Rood House, East Lothian.



Patrick, bailie Lanark 1661-3, 1665 conv., 1667 conv. (then provost), 1669-72

(then baiUe).


Adam, bookseller and publisher in Edinburgh Edinburgh 1856-7, 1857-9,

Son of Charles Black of Edinburgh, builder ; Lord Provost of Edinburgh for five con-
secutive years, 1843-8, J. P., D.L. ; succeeded Thos. Babington Macaulay as M.P.
Edinburgh in 1856 ; d. 24 Jan. 1874, aged 90, having m. 1817, Isabella, dau. of J. Tait,

Alexander, Anstnither Easter 1649, in absence cf William Hamilton

{^Anstruther Easter 166 1-3 (councillor).

John, bailie Dysart 1704-7.

Thomas Montrose 1367.

William Anstruther Wester 1648.


Peter Edinburgh 1641.

Peter, of Killearn Stirlingshire 1855-7, 1857-9 (a lord of the treasury 1859),

Eldest son of John Blackburn, esq., of Killearn (by Rebecca Leslie, dau. Rev. Colin
Gillies of Paisley), senior brother of Sir Colin Blackburn (cr. Lord Blackburn of Appeal
16 Oct. 1876) ; ed. at Eton, cornet 2nd Life Guards 1830, retd. as lieut. 1837, J. P.,
and D.L. co. Stirling ; contested Edinburgh 1847, and Glasgow 1852 ; a Lord of the
Treasury March to June 1859, died 20 May 1870, aged 59, having m. 1838, Jean, dau.
[of Rt. Hon. James Wedderburn, Sol. -Gen. Scotland i8i8, and had issue.

William Inverl^eitliing 1593 , 1617, 1621, 1628-33.


John Glasgow 1727, unseated March 1728.

Blair. See also Hunter-Blair.

• the laird of Argyllshire 1621, 1630 conv.

Bryce, laird of Blair, retoured heir to his father John 10 April 1610, and d. 4 Feb. 1639 ;

[married Annabel Wallace.

" laird of Ardblair Perthshire 1 650-1.

James Blair, of Ardblair, etc., by charter from Charles I. 1626; m. dau. of Sir [ohn

[Blair, of Balgillo ; d. before 1660.

laird of Balthyock Perthshire 1648.

Sir Thomas Blair, of Balthyock, retoured heir to his father Alexander 1621; knighted by
Charles I.; had charters of lands 1637, 1642 ; d. about 1652, having m. ist Margaret, dau.
of Sir John Ayton, of that ilk, co. Fife, 2nd Margaret, dau. of Sir Alexander Gibson, of

[Durie, relict of Thomas Fotheringham, of Pourie.


B 1 a i r — co7i tin tied.

Alexander provost of Perth 1504.

Alexander Blair, of Balthyock, Perthshire, served heir to his father Thomas 1493 ; died
1509, having m. Jean, dau. of Andrew, 3rd Lord Gray, she rem. to Thomas, 3rd Lord Lovat.

Bryce, late provost Annan 1685-6, 1689 conv., 1689 until his death shortly

[before 28 June 1698.
Edward (Mr.) Culross 1630 conv.

Gawin, of Braxfield Lanark 1617, 1621.

Writer to the signet ; 3 Aug. 1613 had a charter of the barony of Braxfield, which was
purchased from Alexander Somerville ; he d. 1632 — for his brother, Rev. James Blair,
minister of Port Montgomerie, had a charter of the barony of Braxfield 16 June of that year.

[M'Kerlie's Galloway.

James Ayr 161 7 conv. and parlt., 1628-33, ^630 conv.

Probably son of John, laird of Blair, and brother of Bryce, M.P. 1621.

James, of Penninghame Wigtoiunshire 1837-41.

M.P. Saltash 1818-20, Aldeburgh 1820-6, Minehead 1826-30. Died 9 Dec. 1841, having
m. 27 Dec. 1815, Elizabeth Catherine, dau. of Lieut. -Genl. the Hon. Edward Stopford, son

[of James, 1st Earl of Courtoun. See M.P. England.

Patrick Perth 1597 conv.

Patrick, 3rd son of Alexander Blair (1581), acquired the lands and barony of Pittendreich,
[Perthshire ; m. Cargill, and had 6 sons and 3 daus.

Patrick, of Littleblair, sheriff Orkney &" Zetlandshire 1663 (then sheriff

[depute), 1669-72.

3rd son of Patrick Blair, of Pittendreich, Perthshire, lieut.-col. in the army, sheriff of

[Orkney ; his only dau. Margaret m. to James Blair, of Ardblair.

William, of that ilk Ayrshire 1669-72, 1678 conv. (the laird), 1685-6 (the

[laird), 1689 (the laird), conv., until his death shortly before 20 May 1690.

William, laird of Blair, retoured heir to his father John 5 Feb. 1664, commanded a
troop of horse in Perthshire, which he raised at his own expense in the Revolution, was taken

[prisoner by Lord Dundee.

William, of Blair Ayrsiiire 1829-30, 1830-1, 1831-2.

Only son of Major Hamilton Blair (son of William Scott, advocate, alias Blair); contested
Ayrshire 1832 ; d. 21 Oct. 1841, having m. Madalene, dau. of John Fordyce, esq., of

[Ayton, CO. Berwick; shed. 181 7, leaving issue.


Robert, alderman Aberdeen 1482, 1483.


Richard Dundee 1567 bis.



Joseph Cheney, of Carbrook, co. Stirling Stirlingshire since 1880.

Of Carbrook. co. Stirling, merchant, vice-chairman, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce,

M.P. (liberal) Stirlingshire since 1880; his 3rd son Samuel m. 27 April 1881, Mary Susan,

[dau. of John, son of late rear adml. Sir John Hindmarch, K.C.B.

Bonar. r


Wilyame St. Andrcivs 1456, 1468 (chosen an auditor of complaints),


Alexander (Bonkle) Edinburgh 1472, 1479.

William Dunbar 1579.


William Cuningham, of Ardoch Dumbartonshire 1796, until he accepted

[the Chiltern hundreds shortly before 15 May, 1797.

Elder son of Robert Cunninghame-Grahame, esq., of Gartmore, co. Perth, receiver-genl.

for Jamaica. As the eldest son of his father, he became by an old entail the possessor of the

estate of Ardoch, bearing the name and arms of Bontine during the lifetime of his father ;

[he m. twice, and d. Nov. 1845.

Hugh (Buntine) (major), of Kilbryde Ayrshire 1690 to 1702.

Greatly distinguished at the battle of Philiphaugh, 13 Sept. 1645 ; Cromwell apptd. him
muster master of horse in Scotland, acquired the lands of Kilbryde 1670. built his house
in Kilwinning 1681, he disponed his barony of Kilbryde to his nephew William Baillie, of

[Monckton 17 14, Robertson.

Nicoll (Buntine), of Ardoch Dumbartonshire 1685-6,


James Edinburgh 1649-50.

James, deacon of the Chirurgeons Edinburgh 1661, retired 19 Aug. 1662,

[unable to attend on account of professional duties.


Hendrie (Boisivill) baiHe Kirkcaldy 1667 conv.

James Kinghom 1621.

John Kinghom 1^70, 1617. r^ ,

*' "^ ^'^ ^ [Robertstone).

John Kingliorn 1649 (or Mr. Robert Cunynghame), 1 650-1 (or James

John, bailie and dean of Guild Kirkcaldy 1689 conv. ; 1689 to 1702.

John (Mr.) Sanquhar 1689 conv. ; 1689 until his death s,b. 24 Oct. 1692.

(Sir John) laird of Balmuto a minor baron 1599 conv.

See Douglas' Baronage, p. 310. .■ -



Francis (Air.) Edinburgh 1524, 1525, 1526, 1528, 1531, 1532, 1535.

Elder son of Richard Bothwell, provost of Edinburgh temp. James III., apptd. a lord of
Session on its institution, 27 May. 1532, provost of Edinburgh 1535. He m. Janet, dau.
and co-heir of Patrick Richardson of Meldrumsheugh, and got ^vith her lands in the regality
of Broughton ; his dau. Janet, by Sir Archibald Napier, of Merchistoun, was mother of John
Napier, the inventor of logarithms ; his elder son Richard was provost of Edinburgh temp.
Q. Mary, and his younger son Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney 1562, a Lord of Session
1565 until his death 23 Aug. 1593, leaving with issue a son John, created Lord, Holyrood
[House, 20 Dec. 1607, extinct on the death of his son John, 1635.


Edward Pleydell Kilmarnock burghs, 1844-7, 1847-52, 1852-7 (V. P.

board of trade April, and president poor law board Aug. 1855), 1B57-9, 1859-

[65, 1865-8, 1868-74. (See foot-note.)


Alexander Dundee 1650, 1651.

Alexander Bower, of Kincaldrum, co. Forfar, was son of Bower of Methie and Kin-

[caldnmi, by the dau. of Thomas Sinclair, of Roslyn.

Bowmont & Cessford. See Innes-Ker, page 193.

John, LL.D. London Kilmarnock burghs 1835-7.

OfClaremont, Devon, J. P. D.L. (eldest son oflate Charles Bowring, esq., of Larkbeare,
Devon, by Sarah, dau. of Rev. Thomas Lane, of St. Ives, Cornwall) ; contested Blackburn
1832 and 1834, and Kirkcaldy 1841 ; knighted at Buckingham Palace 16 Feb. 1854, H.M.
plenipotentiary, commander-in-chief, governor and vice-admiral. Hong Kong, 1 854-9,
Grand Cross of the order of Leopold of Belgium, etc., envoy extraordinary to Slam, LL.D,
Groningen, F. R.S., M.P. as above and Bolton, co. Lancashire 1841-9 ; b. at Exeter 17
[Oct. 1792, d. 23 Nov. 1872, leaving issue. See "Annual Register Obituary," p. 169.

BOUVERIE, Rt. Hon. Edward Pleydell, of East Lavington, Wilts, J. P. (2nd son of William,
3rd Earl of Radnor, by his 2nd wife, Anne Judith, 3rd dau. late Sir Henry Paulet St. John
Mildmay, Bart.), M.A., Trin. Coll. Camb., 1838, Bar.-at-Law, I.T. 1843, Under Sec. Home Depart-
ment 1850-52, Chairman of Committees 1853-5, Vice-President Board of Trade 1855, President Poor-
Law Board 1855-8, a Church Estates Commissioner 1860-65 ; b. 26 April 1818 ; m. i Nov. 1842,
Elizabeth Anne, youngest dau. of Gen. Robert Balfour, of Balbirnie, co. Fife, and has 2 sons and 3 daus.
(i) Walter, Capt. 2nd Wilts R.V. since 1876; b. 5 July 1848; m. 22 Feb. 1876, Mary, dau. of

Rev. William Bridgeman-Simpson (E. Bradford), she d. 18 Jan. 18S0, leaving 2 daus.
(2) Edward Oliver, b. 12 Dec. 1S56. (3) Anne.

(4) Eglantine; m. 6 Dec. 1864, to Augustus Keppel Stephenson, H.M. Procurator-General and

Solicitor-General to the Treasury s.p. (5) Ruth.

Manor House, Market Lavington, Wilts. — 44, Wilton Crescent, S.W,
Chib — Brooks' .



David (or William) Crail 1579.


Robert, lord provost of Glasgow 1575 conv., as a baron.

Robert, Lord Boyd, ancestor of Lord Kilmarnock, had charters of bailary and justiciary
of the regality of Glasgow 2 Jan. 1573-4 ; a visitor of the university of Glasgow 1578, etc.

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