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Dundee, Earl of (S, 1660)

 

Creation: let. pat. Sep 1660

 

Family name: Scrymgeour later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn later Scrymgeour of Dundee

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Arms:

Gules a Lion rampant Or armed and langued Azure holding in his dexter forepaw a Crooked Sword or Scimitar Argent;  behind the shield in saltire two representations of the Royal Banner of Scotland, viz. a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Gules, Ropes and Tassels of the last (as Bearer for the Sovereign of the Royal Banner of Scotland)

Crest:

A Lion's Paw erased in bend Or holding a Crooked Sword or Scimitar Argent

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent collared Gules

Motto:

Dissipate (Disperse)

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John [Scrymgeour], 3rd Viscount of Dudhope later 1st Earl of Dundee, PC

1st son and heir of James [Scrymgeour], 2nd Viscount of Dudhope (by his wife Lady Isabella Ker, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Ker], 1st Earl of Roxburghe), 1st son and heir of John [Scrymgeour], 1st Viscount of Dudhope (by his wife Margaret Seton, dau. of Sir David Seton of Parbroath), 1st son and heir of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope MP (by his wife Margaret Carnegie, dau. of Sir Robert Carnegie of Kinnaird), 1st son and heir of John Scrymgeour of Dudhope (by his wife Margaret Campbell, dau. of Sir John Campbell of Lundie), 1st son and heir of John Scrymgeour of Glassary (by his wife Isobel Cunningham), 1st son and heir of John Scrymgeour of Glassary (by his wife Janet Ogilvy), 2nd son of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope by his wife Egidia Maxwell, dau. of Sir John Maxwell of Pollock

born

mar.

Jul 1644 Lady Anne Ramsay (mar. (2) 13 Oct 1670 Sir Henry Bruce of Clackmannan), 2nd dau. of William [Ramsay], 1st Earl of Dalhousie, by his first wife Lady Margaret Carnegie, 1st dau. of David [Carnegie], 1st Earl of Southesk

died

s.p. 23 Jun 1668

created

Sep 1660 Lord Scrymgeour and Inverkeithing, Viscount of Dudhope and Earl of Dundee, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

suc. by

kinsman

note

suc. his father 23 Jul 1644 as 3rd Viscount of Dudhope and Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland; Col of a Troop of Horse 1648; at the Battle of Worcester with King Charles II 1651; took part in Glencairn's Rising 1654 and taken prisoner by the English; Privy Councillor [S] 1661

 

John Scrymgeour of Kirkton, de jure 2nd Earl of Dundee

1st son and heir of John Scrymgeour of Kirkton (by his wife Jean Makgill, dau. of Rev John Makgill), 1st son and heir of John Scrymgeour of Kirkton (by his wife Marion Fothringham, dau. of Thomas Fothringham of Pourie), 1st son and heir of James Scrymgeour of Kirkton (by his wife Agnes Bruce of Earlshall), 1st son and heir of James Scrymgeour of Kirkton (by his wife and cousin Elizabeth Scrymgeour, 1st dau. of James Scrymgeour of Dudhope), 1st son and heir of James Scrymgeour of Kirkton (by his wife Lily Lessilis), 1st son and heir of David Scrymgeour, 2nd son of David Scrymgeour of Sonahard, 3rd son of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope (by his wife Egidia Maxwell, dau. of Sir John Maxwell of Pollock)

born

1628

mar.

1659 Magdalene Wedderburn, dau. of Alexander Wedderburn of Kinggenn and Easter Powrie

children

1. James Scrymgeour, later de jure 3rd Earl of Dundee

2. Dr Alexander Scrymgeour, later de jure 4th Earl of Dundee

died

1698

suc. by

son

note

he was both heir-male and heir of line of the 1st Earl of Dundee, and also heir of entail under two charters under the Great Seal in 1541 and 1587; Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle; by the interest of the Duke of Lauderdale with King Charles II he was deprived of his right to succeed to the estates of Dudhope and the viscountcy and earldom

 

James Scrymgeour, de jure 3rd Earl of Dundee

born

1664

died

s.p. 1699

suc. by

brother

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle

 

Dr Alexander Scrymgeour, de jure 4th Earl of Dundee

born

1669

mar.

1697 Janet Falconer, only dau. of David Falconer, Professor of Divinity at St Andrews University

children

1. David Scrymgeour of Birkhill, later de jure 5th Earl of Dundee

died

1739

suc. by

son

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle; Lay Professor of Humanity, Philosophy and Theology at St Andrews University

 

David Scrymgeour of Birkhill, de jure 5th Earl of Dundee

born

1702

mar.

1739 Katherine Wedderburn, 3rd dau. of Sir Alexander Wedderburn of Blackness, 4th Bt., by his wife Katharine Scott, dau. of John Scott of Dundee

children

1. Alexander Scrymgeour, later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn Birkhill, later de jure 6th Earl of Dundee

2. John Scrymgeour (d. 1791)

3. David Scrymgeour (d. 1780)

4. Henry Scrymgeour later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill, later de jure 7th Earl of Dundee

died

1772

suc. by

son

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle

 

Alexander Scrymgeour later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill, de jure 6th Earl of Dundee

born

1742

mar.

1771 Elizabeth Ferguson, dau. of James Ferguson, 2nd of Pitfour, a Lord of Session under the style Lord Pitfour, by his wife Hon Anne Murray, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Murray], 4th Lord Elibank

died

s.p. 1811

suc. by

brother

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle; took the additional name of Wedderburn 1788 on inheriting the estates of David Wedderburn of Wedderburn

 

Henry Scrymgeour later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill, de jure 7th Earl of Dundee

born

1755

mar.

5 Apr 1793 Mary Turner Maitland, 1st dau. of Capt Hon Frederick Lewis Maitland of Rankeillour (by his wife Margaret Dick, dau. of James Dick, of Colluthie), 5th son of Charles [Maitland], 6th Earl of Lauderdale

children

1. Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, later de jure 9th Earl of Dundee

1. ..... Scrymgeour

2. ..... Scrymgeour

3. ..... Scrymgeour

4. ..... Scrymgeour

5. ..... Scrymgeour

6. ..... Scrymgeour

7. ..... Scrymgeour

8. ..... Scrymgeour

died

30 Dec 1841

suc. by

son

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle

 

Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill DL JP, de jure 8th Earl of Dundee

born

4 Mar 1808

mar. (1)

26 Apr 1839 Hon Helen Arbuthnott (d. 23 Apr 1840), 5th dau. of John [Arbuthnott], 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott, by his wife Margaret Ogilvy, sister of David [Ogilvy], 4th Earl of Airlie, and dau. by his second wife of Walter Ogilvy

children by first wife

1. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DL JP, later de jure 9th Earl of Dundee

mar. (2)

31 Aug 1852 Selina Mary Garth (d. 18 Oct 1902), dau. of Capt Thomas Garth RN, of Haines Hill, co. Berkshire

children by second wife

2. ..... Scrymgeour

3. ..... Scrymgeour

1. ..... Scrymgeour

2. ..... Scrymgeour

3. ..... Scrymgeour

died

16 Aug 1874

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle

 

Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DL JP, de jure 9th Earl of Dundee

born

18 Apr 1840

mar.

31 Mar 1869 Juliana Braddell (d. 28 May 1921), yst. dau. of Thomas Braddell, of Coolmelagh, Co. Wexford

children

1. Lt Col Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, later de jure 10th Earl of Dundee

2. Frederick Lewis Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, of Balhousie, Largo, Fife (b. 27 Jun 1874; d. 22 May 1936), mar. 17 Dec 1913 Zaida Grace Erskine (d. 27 Feb 1943), only dau. of Sir Ffolliott William Erskine of Cambo, 3rd Bt., and had issue

3. Charles Kenneth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (b. 29 May 1887; d. 13 Aug 1963), mar. 24 Nov 1915 Gertrude Louisa Marie Wemyss (d. 12 Dec 1957), dau. of James Carnegie Wemyss, and had issue

4. Capt William Ogilvy Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DSC RN, Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief Rosyth 1939-40, Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer Ceylon 1942-43 (b. 22 Nov 1894; d. 29 Oct 1958), mar. 16 Sep 1921 Joyce Jennings (d. 1990), only dau. of Col Robert Henry Jennings CSI, and had issue

1. Helen Margaret Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 15 Feb 1942), mar. 16 Oct 1901 Herbert Godsal (d. 22 Sep 1932), yst. son of Philip William Godsal, of Iscoyd Park, co. Flint, and had issue

2. Mary Turner Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 11 Mar 1937), mar. 3 Aug 1903 Brig Gen James Dalgleish Heriot-Maitland CMG DSO (d. 18 Jan 1958), 1st son of Maj Gen Sir James Makgill Heriot-Maitland KCB, and has issue

3. Anne Grizel Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, a Benedictine nun (d. 20 Dec 1954)

4. Katherine Elspeth Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 5 Nov 1940)

5. Juliet Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 28 Feb 1956)

6. Maud Kathleen Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 31 Jan 1925), mar. 9 Aug 1910 Lt Col James Charles Walter Connel DSO, and had issue

died

1 Feb 1914

suc. by

son

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle; Capt, 17th Regiment of Foot; carried the Standard of Scotland at the Coronation of King Edward VII, his right having been admitted by the Court of Claims

 

Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill, de jure 10th Earl of Dundee

born

28 Jun 1872

mar.

30 Jul 1901 Edith Moffat (d. 16 Oct 1968), only dau. of John Moffat, of Ardrossan, by his wife Jessie Fulton Arthur, only dau. of James Arthur, of Arlung, Ayrshire

children

1. Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn later Scrymgeour of Dundee, later 11th Earl of Dundee

2. Lt Col David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DSO (b. 2 Apr 1912; d. 1 Mar 1944), mar. 9 Sep 1940 Patricia Katharine Faulkner (widow of (1) Lt Col Walter Douglas Faulkner MC; mar. (3) 30 Oct 1946 her brother-in-law Henry James [Scrymgeour-Wedderburn], 11th Earl of Dundee), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott CMG DSO (by his wife Marie Josephine Edwards, 2nd dau. of James Edwards), 5th son of William Henry Walter [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 6th Duke of Buccleuch, and had issue

1. Janet Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (d. 18 Aug 1926)

died

12 May 1924

suc. by

son

note

Hereditary Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee Castle; Capt, Gordon Highlanders; Lt Col commanding 5th Battalion, The Black Watch

 

Henry James [Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn and Birkhill later Scrymgeour of Dundee], de jure later de facto 11th Earl of Dundee, PC

born

3 May 1902

mar.

30 Oct 1946 his sister-in-law Patricia Katharine Scrymgeour-Wedderburn (b. 9 Oct 1910;  widow of (1) Lt Col Walter Douglas Faulkner MC, and (2) Lt Col Hon David Scrymgeour-Wedderburn DSO;  d. 3 Dec 2012), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott CMG DSO (by his wife Marie Josephine Edwards, 2nd dau. of James Edwards), 5th son of William Henry Walter [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 6th Duke of Buccleuch

only child

1. Hon Alexander Henry Scrymgeour of Dundee, later 12th Earl of Dundee

died

29 Jun 1983

created

30 Jul 1954 Baron Glassary, of Glassary in the County of Argyll

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for West Renfrewshire 1931-45; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Education 1933-35, to the minister of Agriculture 1935-36 and to the Secretary of State for Scotland 1936; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland 1936-39; Capt, 7th Black Watch 1939-41; Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland 1941-42; the Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords accepted on 31 Jul 1952 that he had made out his claim to the titles, honours and dignities of Viscount Dudhope and Lord Scrymgeour, in the peerage of Scotland, and on 18 May 1953 that he had made out a similar claim to those of Earl of Dundee and Lord Inverkeithing; Minister without Portfolio 1958-61; Privy Councillor 1959; Minister of State Foreign Office 1961-64; Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 1962-64

 

Alexander Henry [Scrymgeour of Dundee], 12th Earl of Dundee

born

5 Jun 1949

mar.

19 Jul 1979 Siobhan Mary Llewellyn, dau. of David Llewellyn, of Great Somerford, co. Wiltshire

children

1. Hon Henry David Wedderburn of that Ilk, styled Lord Scrymgeour, Chief of the Name and Arms of Wedderburn (b. 20 Jun 1982)

1. Lady Marina Patricia Scrymgeour (b. 21 Aug 1980), mar. Philip E Thompson, son of Kenneth Thompson, of Ballytrasna, co. Cork, and has issue

2. Lady Flora Hermione Vera Scrymgeour (b. 30 Sep 1985)

3. Lady Lavinia Rebecca Elizabeth Scrymgeour (b. 5 Nov 1986)

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Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II 1964-65; Lord in Waiting (Government Whip) 1986-89; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 27 Dec 2012

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Titles:

12th Earl of Dundee

(Scotland, let. pat. Sep 1660)

12th Viscount of Dudhope

(Scotland, let. pat. 15 Nov 1641)

12th Lord Scrymgeour

(Scotland, let. pat. 15 Nov 1641)

12th Lord Inverkeithing

(Scotland, let. pat. Sep 1660)

2nd Baron Glassary, of Glassary in the County of Argyll

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 30 Jul 1954)

Hereditary Royal Standard Bearer of Scotland and Constable of Dundee

Chief of the Name and Arms of Scrymgeour

 

Address:

Birkhill, Cupar, Fife KY15 4QP

Tel:  01826 24200

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