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boru 2G November 1829 at Argyll House, in the parisii
of St. James, and there baptized. He was Piivate
Secretary to his father as Prime Minister 1852-5,
governor of New Brunswick 1861-6, of Trinidad
1866-70, of Mauritius 1871-4, of the Fiji Islands 1875-80,
of New Zealand 1880-2, and of Ceylon 1883-90. He
was created, 21 August 1893, Baron Stauniore of
Great Stanmore, co. Middlesex. He married, 20
September 1865, at St. Martin's in the Fields, Rachel
Emily, eldest daughter of Sir John George Shaw-
Lefevre, K.O.B., who died at Malta 26 Jannaiy 1889,
and was there buried, leaving issue : —

(1) George Arthur Maurice, born in Eccleston Square, London,

3 January 1871, baptized at the Chapel Royal, Savoy.

(2) Rachel Nevil, born 13 .July 1869, in Eaton Square, baptized in

the crypt of St. Stephen's Chapel, in the Palace of West-
minster.

5. Frances, born 1819. Died unmarried in Argyll House

20 April 1834.
The Earl died in his house called Argyll House, near
Regent Street, 14 December 1860, and was buried at
Stanmore.

V. George John Jambs, fifth Earl of Aberdeen, born 28
September 1816, was M.P. for Aberdeenshire 1854-60, and
succeeded his father December 1860. He married, 5
November 1840, at Taymouth Castle, Mary, daughter of
George Baillie of Jerviswoode and Mellerstain, and sister of
George, tenth Earl of Haddington. They had issue :—

1. George, sixth earl.

2. James Henry, born in the Ranger's House, Blackheath,

11 October 1845. Baptized at the Chapel Royal,
Brighton. Died unmarried at Cambridge 12 February
1868. Buried at Methlic.

3. John Campbell, seventh earl.

4. Mary, boru at St. Leonards, near Windsor, 28 April

1844. Baptized at Clevedon. Married at Methlic, 30
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98 BAELS OP ABERDEEN

January 1863, to Walter Hugh, Lord Polwarth, and has
issue. (See title Polwartli.)

5. Harriet, born at the Ranger's House, Blackheath, 17

December 1849. Married, 7 Maj^ 1870, at St. James's,
Piccadilly, William Alexander Lindsay, K.C., of Deer-
park, Honiton, grandson of the twenty-fourth Earl of
Crawford, and has issue.

6. Katheriiie Eli.za,horn 10 October 1852 at the Ranger's

House, Blackheath. Married, 21 November 1876, at
Kensington, to Alexander Hugh, Lord Balfour of
Burleigh (sec title Balfour), and has issue.
The Earl died 22 March 1864, and the Countess 3 April
1900. Both biu-ied at Methlic.

VI. George, sixth Earl of Aberdeen, was born at Holyrood,
10 December 1841. He took his seat in the House of Lords,
as Viscount Gordon, 25 July 1864. He and his brother
James were conspicuous riflemen in the early stages of the
Volunteer movement. He afterwards went to America ;
made several voyages as a sailor, and was much inter-
ested in navigation. While of an adventurous disposition,
lie had a singularly individual and sympathetic character,
and was held in higli esteem by all conditions of men whom
he met. He was lost at sea 27 January 1870, dying un-
maiTied.'

VII. John Campbell, seventh Earl of Aberdeen, G.O.M.G.,
was born in Edinburgh 3 August 1847, and succeeded his
brother 27 January 1870. He was Her Majesty's High
Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Cliurch of
Scotland 1881-5. He was Lord-Lieutenant and Governor-
General of Ireland February to August 1886, and Governor-
General of the Dominion of Canada 1893-8. He is Lord-
Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. He married, 7 November
1877, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks, the second daughter of
Dudley Coutts, Baron Tweedmouth. They have had
issue : —

1. George, Lord Haddo, born 20 January 1879 at 37
Grosvenor Square, London.

' For an interesting account of his romantic career, see Burke's Hise of
Great Families, IS.vlSl.



EARLS OF ABERDEEN 99

2. DiuUeij Gladstone Gordon, boru 6 May 1883 at 37

Grosvenor Square.

3. Ian Archibald Gordon, born 3 October 1884 at Hadclo

House.

4. Marjorie Adeline, boru 7 December 1880 at 37

Grosvenor Square.

5. Dorothea Mary, born 12 March 1882 at 37 Grosvenor

Square. Died 25 November following, and buried at
Haddo.



Creations.— Knight Baronet of Scotland, 13 August 1642 ;
Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount of Pormartyne, and Lord Haddo,
Methlic, Tarves, and Kellie, in the Peerage of Scotland,
30 November 1682; Viscount Gordon of Aberdeen, in the
Peerage of the United Kingdom, 1 June 1814.

Arms. — Azure three boars' heads couped or armed proper,
langued gules, within a double treasure flowered and
counter flowered interchangeably with thistles, roses, and
fleurs-de-lys of the second.

Orest. — Two arms holding a bow and arrow straight
upward in a shooting posture and at full draught, all proper.

Supporters. — On the dexter an Earl and on the sinister
a Doctor of Laws, both habited in their robes proper.

Mottoes. — Fortuna sequatur. Ne nimium.

The above arms were recorded in the Register of the
Lord Lyon 9 October 1900; other matriculations took place
on 13 May 1682 and 1 May 1683, on which date the double
tressure was granted as an honourable augmentation and
special mark of the King's favour.

[W. A. L.]



GORDON, VISCOUNT MELGUM AND
LORD ABOYNE




HE lordship and earldom
of Aboyne are now
merged in the marques-
sate of Huntly. (See that
title.)

Lord John Gordon, fifth
son of the first Marquess
of Huntly, was created,
1627, VISCOUNT MEL-
GUM AND LORD
ABOYNE.' And it would
appear that he may have
been known as Lord
Aboyne, for his widow
bore the name of Lady
Aboyne.' Lord Melgum
and Aboyne was burnt to
death in October 1630 when staying at Prendrauglit with
Sir James Orichton, whom lie had escorted home by desire
of the Marquess of Huntly.' Blackball states that he
refused absolutely to visit Lady Frendraught because slie
was suspected ' to be guilty of the death of my Lord of
Aboyne.' The Viscount married Sophia Hay, fifth daughter
of Francis, Earl of Errol, who, as Lady Aboyne, was one
of the three noble ladies upon whom Blackball afterwards
waited. She died about 12 March 1642, and left issue, one
daughter.

[W. A. L,]

1 Stated by Riddell (Peerage Law, ii. 624) to be dated 20 October 1627,
and to be in the Aboyne Charter-Chest. The destination to heirs-male
Is the foundation of an argument that heirs-male did not mean heirs-male
general. '' A Brief Narration, etc., by Gilbert Blackball, Spalding
Club, 1814. ' Spalding's Hist, of Troubles, 1 ; P. C. Reg., second series,
iv. per Index.



GORDON, VISCOUNT OF ABOYNE




letters patent, dated at
WJiitehall 20 April 1632,'
reciting the death of
Viscount Melguni with-
out heirs-male of his
body, George, Lord
Gordon, eldest son of the
first Marquess of Huntly,
was created VISCOUNT
ABOYNE for the life of
liis father with remainder
on his own death or suc-
cession to the Marquess-
ate to his second son
■James' and his heirs-male
bearing the name and'
arms of Gordon.
In terms of this patent Lord James ultimately became
Viscount Aboyne. He took the field for King Charles, but
was defeated by Montrose— then fighting on the side of
the Covenant— at Bridge of Dee 19 June 1639. He after-
M'ards served under Montrose when the latter embraced
the Royalist cause, but his conduct was ever capricious,
and he more than once failed his leader at critical moments,
while his defection from him before the battle of Philip-
haugh ruined the cause in Scotland.' On 24 April 1644 he
was excommunicated by the General Assembly at Edin-
burgh. On 11 February 1645 decree of forfeiture was pro-
nounced against him in Parliament,* and he was afterwards
excepted from an Act of Pardon.* Escaping to France in
1648 he died in Paris the following year, it is said from
grief at the execution of the King. He was unmarried.

[W. A. L.]

' Reg. Mag. Sig. ^ Called second son in a bond by his father and
mother 28 January 1640. Gordon Castle Charters. ^ Deeds of Montrose,
113 11. « Acta Pari. Scot., \i. pt. i. 313. 5 pjia. 465, 344, 765, pt. ii. 104.



GORDON, EARL OF ABOYNE

ORD CHARLES GORDON,

fourth son of George,
second Marquess of
Huntly,' was by patent to
himself and the heirs-male
of his body, dated 10 Sep-
tember 1660, created
EARL OF ABOYNE and
LORD OF STRATH-
AVBN and GLENLIVET.'
He had charters from King
Charles ii., on 14 April
1662 and 19 November
1676, incorporating the
lands and lordships of
Aboyue, Glentanner, and
others into an earldom.
As one of the trustees of his nephew George, fourth Mar-
quess of Huntly, he was able by 1665 to effect a general
settlement of the family affairs which had been in a very
confused and unsatisfactory state,^ and he continued to
manage them up to the time of his death in 1681. He
was a person of some literary accomplishments, and his
poems, though little known, are said to be not without
lueilt.* He resided much in London at the court of
Clmrles II., of whom he was an ardent supporter.
He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Alexander




' Gordon Castle Charters. - Records of Aboyne, 325-6. ^ Ibid., 35.
•> Collections for a Hist, of Aberdeenshire, Spalding Club, 37, where a
specimen is given.




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GORDON, EARL OF ABOYNE 103

Irvine of Drum, called 'Bonnie Peggie Irvine,' wlio died
in December 1662.' By her he had a daughter : —

1. Ann, served heir to her mother 17 June 16G5.'

He married, secondly, contract dated 28 August 1665,
Elizabeth Lyon, daugliter of John, Earl of Kinghorn:
contract confirmed under the Great Seal 26 January 1666/
By her he had issue : —

2. Charles, second Earl of Aboyne.

3. George.

4. John, who died at Edinburgh 22 July 1762.

5. Elizabeth, married (contract dated 2 and 10 January

1685), to John Mackenzie, second son of George, first
Earl of Cromarty.' {See that title.) She was divorced
28 July 1698.* There was no issue.

Charles, second Earl of Aboyne, succeeded his father
1681, and on 27 July 1698 was admitted to sit in Parliament
after some opposition, on the ground that lie had been bred
a Papist. He made a declaration, however, to the eifect
tliat he had become a Protestant, whereupon he was allowed
to take the oath and his seat.*

He married his first cousin Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of
Patrick, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. She was
married, secondly, to Patrick, third Lord Kinnaird, and
thirdly, to Captain Alexander Grant of Grantsfleld. She died
January 1739. The Earl died April 1702, leaving issue :—

1. John, third earl.

2. Helen, married to George Kinnaird, and was mother to

Charles, sixth Lord Kinnaird. (See that title.)

3. Elisabeth, died unmarried at Aberdeen 14 April 1770,

4. Grisel, married, at Aberdeen, 14 July 1735, to James

Grant of Kuockando, and died at Knockando 18
October 1761.'

John, third Earl of Aboyne, was served heir to his father
7 October il702. He attempted to obtain brieves for serving
himself tutor-at-law to George Cosmo, Duke of Gordon,
and had decree against him in February 1730.*

He married Grace, daughter of George Loekhart of Oai'u-

I Records of Aboyne, 533. - Betours Gen. - Records of Aboyne, i'ii,
* Eraser's Earls of Cromartic, i. 20i. ^' Ibid. " Acta Pari Scot, x. 126.
' Scots Mag. * Gordon Castle Charters.



104 GORDON, BATJL OF ABOYNB

watli, by his w'lSe Lady Euphemia Montgomerie : she
married, secondly, James, Lord Doune, afterwards Eail of
Moray, and died at Darnaway 17 November 1738.
Earl John died 11 April 1732,' leaving issue : —

1. Charles, fourtli earl.

2. John Gordon of Glentanner, who, after serving with the

Royal Scots Regiment of Foot and the Fifty-second
Foot, was promoted lieutenant-colonel in the army
6 September 1777. He married, 18 May 1761,'
at Oarnwath, Clementina, only daughter of George
Lockhart of Carnwath by liis wife Fergusia, daughter
of Sir George Wisliart of Clifton Hall, Baronet. He
died at Kinsale 30 October 1778, leaving issue : —

(1) John, lieutenant-colonel in the military service of the H.

E. I. Conipiiny.

(2) (rear ye, R. N., died unmarried.

(3) Jamrs, died young.

(4) Clementina, died unmarried at Exmouth, 13 December 1801,

aged 33.

(5) Crt-ace, married, 23 April \12i, to William Graham of Most.-

know, Dumfriesshire.

3. Lockhart, who studied for the bar, and then entered

the army, and became lieutenant-colonel. He was
appointed judge-advocate-geueral of Bengal 1787,
and died at Calcutta 24 March 1788.^ He married,
first, Isabella, daughter of Elias Levi, and secondly,
Catherine "Wallop, sister of John, Earl of Portsmouth,
and left issue : —

(1) h'ci; LucklwH (rordon,

(2) Loudon Harcourt Gordon.

(3) Catherine.

Charles, fourtli Earl of Aboyne, succeeded his father
1732. His Lordship devoted his life to the improvement of
his estates, in which he was eminently successful, obtain-
ing the respect and esteem of his tenants and neighbours.
The Earl died in St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, 28
December 1794, in his sixty-eighth year. He married, first,
at Edinburgh, 22 April 1759,' Margaret, daughter of Alex-
ander Stewart, Earl of Galloway. She died 12 August 1762.^
By her he had issue : —

1. Charles, fifth earl.

2. Catherine, died young.

^ London Mag. - Scots Mag. ^ Ibid. * Ibid. ■' Ibid.



GORDON, KAYUj OF ABOYNK 105

3. Mcn-garct, married 3 May 1783 to William Beckford

of Fontliill-Giffoi-cl, county Wilts, and died 2G May

1786, aged twenty-tliree, leaving two dauglitevs.'

He married, secondly, at London, 23 April 1774, Mary,

daughter of James Douglas, Earl of Morton, and Agatha

his wife, daughter of James Halyburton of Pituur, by whom

he had a son. She died 25 December 1816.

4. Douglas Gordon, born in St. Maryleboiie 10 October

1777, who succeeded to the estate of Pitcur, and
assumed the name and arms of Halyburton of Pitcur.
He entered the army and served with the Royal Scots,
the 113th Regiment and 3rd Foot Guards; served
with the Archduke Oharles, and brought home de-
spatches from Colonel Ojawf ord 4 July 1796. Assistant
quartermaster-general with the rank of major 9 June
1803. By royal warrant, dated 24 June 1836, he was
granted the precedence due to the younger sou of a
Marquess.' He married, 16 July 1807, at Dublin, Louisa,
daughter and lieir of Sir Edward Leslie of Tarbert,
County Kerry, and died 15 December 1841.

Charles, fifth Earl of Aboyne, succeeded his father 1794,
and subsequently became ninth Marquess of Huntly, on
the death of George, fifth Duke of Gordon. (Sec title

HUNTLY.)

Creation. — 10 September 1660.

Arms. — As given in Peers' Arms, Lyon Office. Azure, a
chevron between three boars' heads erased, within a double
treasure counterflowered with fleurs-de-lys within and
crescents without, or.

Crest. — A demi-lion rampant gules.

Supporters. — Two chevaliers in complete armour holding
in their exterior hands a halbert proper.

Motto. — Stunt cetera tiqiio.

[W. A. L.]
' Records of the College o£ Arms. ^ Ibid.

[AiLSA, Marquess of, see Cassillis, Earl of.]



OGILVY, EARL OF AIRLIE



ILBERT, THE SON OF
GlLLEBRIDE, FIRST EARL

OF Angus, and younger
brother of Gilechrist,
third Earl of Angus (see
that title), was the pro-
genitor of the family of
Ogilvy. Prom the origi-
nal home of the family
in the land of Pury-
Ogilvy in Angus it has
spread, in the families of
Ogilvy of that Ilk, of
Airlie and Innerquharity,
over the greater part
of Angus, and in the
branches of Pindlater,
Hoyne, Banff, and Inchmaitine, over a large portion of
Aberdeen and Banff.

Between the years 1172-1177, as 'son of the Earl of
Angus,' Gilbert obtained, by a charter dated at Montrose,
from King William the Lion, the lands of Purin-Ogguluin
and Kynmethan, the former later known as Pury Ogilvy,
which gave its name to its possessors. The charter now
exists in Lord Home's charter-chest only in the form of a
transumpt, made at the instance of Gilbert Ogilvy of that
Ilk, 14 Feb. 1577, as the original, ' the samin is the eldest
and principale evident quliilk he lies thairof ' was then
' werray auld, warne and consumit, and skantlie may be
wejll red.' ' A copy of this transumpt exists in the General




' Douglas Charter-Chest, and Sir Wm. Eraser's The Doiiglas Book, iii.







^1 • • ^=



airlit



OGILVY, EARL OF AIRLIE 107

Register House, and, it is stated, at Bii'kliill and Fother-
Ingliam also.'

Gilbert is mentioned as witness to a grant made between
1201 and 1204 by which his brother Gilchrist, Earl of Angus,
gave the church of Monyfode to the Abbey of Arbroath.^
The next on record is

Alexais^der be Ogildill. He was present along with
William de Ramsay, Hugh de Anegous, and Duncan the
'Judex' at the court held at Forfar 17 February 1250, to
determine the suit and attendance due by the Abbey of
Arbroath for the lands of Inuerpeffray.' To him succeeded

Patrick de Oggiltjill, who about 1267 is witness to a
mortification by Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, for
the souls of his wife and himself, of the church of Lathrisk,
with the chapel of Kettle, to the Priory of St. Andrews."
Patrick de Eggilvyn signs an oath of fealty to King Edward i.
on 15 July 1296,' and renews his homage with the other
magnates of Scotland at Berwick-on-Tweed 28 August,^ and
on 1 September 1305 was a member of the Inquisition held at
Perth to examine into the circumstances under which
Michael de Miggel was in company with Sir William
Wallace.

Patrick of Ogilvy, probably a successor, obtained in
1309 from King Robert the Bruce a grant of the Barony of
Kettins, in Angus.' He, with John of Ogilvy, served on a
commission to inquire into the privileges possessed by the
Burgh of Dundee in 1325." and was succeeded by

Alexander of Ogilvt of that Ilk. He appears in an
Act concerning the Burgh of Dundee at Forfar 17 July 1348,'
and between 1354 and 1361 granted a charter of confirma-
tion to Walter of Ogilvy, son of the deceased Walter of
Ogilvy, son of the deceased Patrick of Ogilvy, of the lands
of Wester Poury, which were granted by his ' progenitor '

1 Warden's Angus and Mearns, iv. 102. - Bey. Vet. de Aherhrolhock, 29.
3 Ihid., 190. •• Reg. PrioratusSancti Andree, 337. '- Cal. of Docs., ii. 193.
« Ibid. 196. ' Robertson's Index, i. No. .5. « Reg. Mag. Sig., 19 March
1511-12. " Reg. Niyrum de Aberbrothock, 21.



108 OGILVY, EARL OF ATRLIE

Patrick Ogilvy, Lord of that Ilk, to the latter's uncle,
Patrick of Ogilvy and Marjory his spouse. This charter
was confirmed by King James i. at Aberdeen, 2 August
1428.' Alexander was probably succeeded by

John of Ogilntt, Lord of that Ilk, who iu 1413 witnesses
a cliartei- by Sir Alexander Keith of Grandon in favour of
Patrick of Ogilvy, son of Alexander of Ogilvy, Sheriff of
Angus, and Oliristian Keith, his wife {see next paye).'
Jolin of Ogilvy was Sheriff-depute of Angus iu 1426, and
was ancestor of tlie family of Ogilvy of that Ilk.

Tlie Walter Ogilvy, son of Walter Ogilvy, son of Patrick
Ogilvy, mentioned in the above charter of the lands of
Wester Poury by Alexander Ogilvy of that Ilk has been
generally identified with Walter Ogilvy, Sheriff of Angus,
progenitor of the branches of Airlie, Innerqubarity, Find-
later, and Inclimartin.

Sir Walter Ogil-\^ of Auchterhouse, Knight, Sheriff
of Angus. He is designed ' Walter of Ogylwy miles '
in a charter by Thomas Sybald of Moneythin to Andrew
Petcary of the lands of Monethin about 1368.^ On 24 October
1385 he liad a grant from King Robert ii. of an annualrent
out of the lands of Kyngaltny." He was Sheriff of Angus
before 1380.^ Douglas and Orawfurd state that he obtained
the office by his marriage with Isabel Ramsay, daughter and
lieiress of Sir Malcolm Ramsay, Lord of Auchteriiouse, but
give no authority for their statement, and some doubt is
cast upon it by a confirmation by King James iii., 18 Feb-
ruary 1482-3,'^ of a charter by the late Alexander of Ogilvy,
Slieriff of Forfar, of the lands of Balkery to his sister
Matilda of Ramsay, relict of William of Fenton : the date
of the original charter is therein stated to be at Auchter-
house, 21 August 1488, which is impossible, and is most
probably a mistranscription of 1388, one of the witnesses
being Sir David Lindesay of Glenesk, who was created Earl
of Crawford in 1398. Sir Walter Ogilvy's mother's name
is unknown. Sir Walter of Lichtoun, who was killed along
with him, is called his uterine brother.

' Reg. Mag. Sig. ^ Hgg, de Panmure, 192. ^ Southesk Book, ii. 488.
' Reg. Mag. Sig., folio vol. 171. ^ Antiq. of Aberdeen and Baiiff,u. 43.
" Reg. Mag, Sig,



OGILVY, EARL OF AIR LIE 109

He was killed at the battle of (ilenbriorac-han or Glask-
liine in 1392, repelling an inroad of Higblandmen, and is
celebrated by tbe chronicler Wyntoun as 'stout and manfull,
bauld and wycht,' and as 'Godlike, wis, and wertuous."
He had issue : —

1. Sir Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse, Sheriff of
Angus. He was present at the battle of Harlaw,'
received many charters from King Robert iii. between
1398 and 1404,' and as a reward for his services
received from that king an annualrent out of the
customs of Dundee. Ho obtained a safe-conduct to
go to England, ' to treat for the liberation of King
James i. of Scotland,' 16 April 1413." This was
extended until August 1413, and repeated in 1415.

He died after 14 July 1421, when he sat as one of
the Auditors of the royal revenues,* and before 2
October 1423, when his son Patrick is designed
Sheriff of Angus.*^ He had issue : —

(1) George, stated to have been kUled at Harlaw. He had

issue.^

(2) Sir Patrick Ogilvy of Grandon and Auchterhouse. In 1425

he was one of an Embassy to France,'^ and in the following
year one of the Auditors of the Crown revenues.'' On 14
April 1426 King James i. confirmed a grant made by him,
with his father's consent, of an annualrent to the Chapel of
St. Mary the Virgin of Garioch. ^ In 1427, if not earlier, he was
Justiciar of Scotland north of the Forth." He was, in 1429,
made Constable of the Scots in France in succession to Sir
John Stewart of Darnley, but was drowned at sea on his way
home to Scotland.'^ He married, before 141.3, Christian,
daughter and heiress of Sir Alexander Keith of Grandon,
from whom he obtained a charter, 14 October 1413. Issue : —

1. Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse, Sheriff of Angus.
He fell into a state of incapacity, and in 14.50 his brother
Walter was appointed his tutor, and both resigned
their titles to the Sheriffship of Angus 2 September
1469. He died between July 1470 and September 1473,"
and left one daughter and heiress,

(i) Margaret Ogilvy, styled heir of her uncle Walter
Ogilvy of Oures, married to James Stewart, Earl

' Wyntoun, Cronikil. ^ Fordun a Goodall, ii. 444-445. ^ Robertson's
Index, 141-149. ^ Cal. of Docs., Addenda, iv. 841-827. " Exch. Rolls, iv.
337. ^ Antiquities of Aberdeen, etc, , ii. 380, ' Major's Hist., Scot. Hist.
Soc, 348; Extracta ex Chronica ScoticE, 21.5. ^ Fordun a Goodall, ii. 484.
'^ Exch. Molls, iv. 400. i" Chartulary of Aberdeen, i. 222 ; Reg. Mag. Sig.
'' Reg. Mag. Sig. and Fordun ut cit. ''■' Fordun a Goodall, ii. 501.
" Exch. Rolls, viii. 79, 83 ; Reg. Mag. Sig., 30 Sep. 1473.



no OGILVY, EARL OF AIRLIB

of Buchan, who with his wife resigned into the
King's hands the Sheriffship of Angus on 19
October 1466.1

ii. Walter Ogilvy of Beaufort and Oures, appointed Sheriff-
Depute of Angus and Banff 24 April 1450, is styled
Sheriff on 20 May 1455, and survived until at least
1478.2 Married, about 1438, Margaret of Fenton, eldest
daughter and co-heir of Walter of Fenton of Beaufort.
By her he had no issue, though he had a natural son,

Walter Ogilvy, mentioned 24 January 1477.^

iii. Christian, married, as second wife, to Sir .John Wemysa
of Keres.^

iv. Margaret, married to Sir John Oliphant of Aberdalgy.
Her son was Sir Laurence of Oliphant, who as ' nephew'
received, on 6 November 1468, a charter of the lands of
Oures from Walter Ogilvy of Oures.^

(3) Sir Andrew Ogilvy of Inchmartin witnessed a charter of

Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse in 1460 as ' patruus.' ^ He
received with Marjorie, his spouse, a charter of the lands of
Wester Dron from David Bosvile of Craigincat in 1439,'^
and was living in 1461, when Sir John Wemyss makes a
grant to David, his son and heir-apparent. ^ He married Mar-
jory, daughterof Sir .John Glen of Inchmartin and Margaret
Erskine, and had issue a son,"

(i) David Ogilvy of Inchmartin, ancestor of the Earls of
Findlater.

(4) David Ogilmj of Balmuto was a hostage for King .Tames i. in

England 1424,'" but was released before 28 January 1426, when
he witnessed a charter of his uncle Sir Walter Ogilvy of
Luntrethen." Died on<e 1440. Married Christian, youngest
daughterof Sir John Glen of Inchmartin (who was married,



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