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Sempill, Lord (S, c.1489)

 

Creation: let. pat. c.1489

 

Family name: Sempill later Forbes-Sempill later Sempill

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Arms:

Argent a Chevron checky Gules and of the field between three Hunting Horns Sable garnished and stringed of the second

Crest:

A Stag's Head Argent attired with ten Tines azure collared with a Prince's Crown Or

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound Argent collared Gules

Motto:

Keep Tryst

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John [Sempill], 1st Lord Sempill

1st son and heir of Sir Thomas Sempill of Eliotstoun, Hereditary Sheriff of Renfrew, by his wife Elizabeth Ross, dau. of John [Ross], 1st Lord Ross

born

mar. (1)

bef. 9 Sep 1501 Margaret Colville (d. aft. 21 Apr 1504; bur. in the Collegiate Church at Sempill), dau. of Sir Robert Colville of Ochiltree

children by first wife

1. William Sempill, later 2nd Lord Sempill

2. Francis Sempill (d. after 4 Mar 1501/2)

3. Gabriel Sempill of Cathcart (killed at the Battle of Pinkie 10 Sep 1547), mar. before 18 Jan 1531 Janet Sproule, dau. of John Sproule of Coldoun, and was ancestor of the Sempills of Cathcart

1. Marian Sempill

2. Isabel Sempill, mar. after 20 Jul 1518 George Chalmers

mar. (2)

bef. 16 Feb 1505/6 Margaret Stirling (widow of Sir William Stirling of Keir;  d. aft. 15 Mar 1518/9), dau. of James Crichton of Ruthvendenny by his wife Agnes Hepburn

died

9 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden (bur. in the Collegiate Church at Sempill)

created

bef. 10 Nov 1488 Lord Sempill

suc. by

son by first wife

note

an Ambassador to England 1492; founded a collegiate church within his park of Lochwinnoch at Sempill 1504

 

William [Sempill], 2nd Lord Sempill, PC

born

mar. (1)

bef. 20 Jul 1517 Lady Margaret Montgomerie (d. bef. 12 Feb 1522/3), 1st dau. of Hugh [Montgomerie], 1st Earl of Eglinton, by his wife Lady Helen Campbell, 2nd dau. of Colin [Campbell], 1st Earl of Argyll

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Sempill, later 3rd Lord Sempill

2. Hon David Sempill of Craigenfeoch (d. after 1553), mar., and had issue

3. Hon Ninian Sempill of Clook (dspl. after 1563)

4. Hon William Sempill of Thirdpart of Auchinames, Sheriff-Depute of Renfrewshire 1540 (dsp. 3 Dec 1576; bur. in the Collegiate Church at Sempill), mar. Margaret Maxwell

5. Hon Peter Sempill, Constable of Edinburgh Castle 1544 (d. after 18 Oct 1558)

1. Hon Helen Sempill (d. after 1547), mar. Alan [Cathcart], 3rd Lord Cathcart, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Sempill, mar. Sir John Stirling of Keir

mar. (2)

bef. 2 May 1523 Elizabeth Arnot, dau. of ..... Arnot of Arnot

mar. (3)

Marian Crawford (widow of Thomas Crawford of Auchinames; mar. (2) betw. 31 Aug 1553 and 20 Dec 1556 John Campbell of Skippinche;  d. aft. 1556), dau. of Hugh Montgomery of Hazelhead

died

3 Jun 1552

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor 1514; accused of treason 1525 and 1526; Sheriff of Renfrew; Justiciary of the Regality of Paisley; acquitted if the murder of William Cunynghame of Craigends 1533/4; one of the jury at the trial of Janet, Lady Glamis, for treasonable conspiracy against the life of King James V; granted remission of all crimes except treason, rape, etc., 1539/40; assented to the proposed marriage between Queen Mary and Prince Edward of England 1543

 

Robert [Sempill], 3rd Lord Sempill, PC

born

c. 1505

mar. (1)

bef. 7 Apr 1538 Isabel Hamilton, dau. of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Sempill, Master of Sempill, defended Castle Sempill against Arran 1560 (dvp. bef. 16 dec 1569), mar. (1) aft. 27 May 1543 Elizabeth Hamilton (dsp.), illegit. dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran, and (2) bef. 30 Apr 1569 Barbara Preston (mar. (2) Robert Mure of Caldwell), dau. of Archibald Preston of Valleyfield, and had issue by his second wife:

1a. Robert Sempill, later 4th Lord Sempill

2. Hon Andrew Sempill (d. after 1578), mar. bef. 30 Nov 1565 Margaret Stirling, dau. of George Stirling of Craigbernard, and had issue

3. Hon James Sempill (d. before 8 Nov 1572)

4. Hon John Sempill of Bruntschiells (d. before 7 Feb 1587/8)

1. Hon Grisel Sempill, mistress of Most Rev John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews, put to the horn after the death of the Archbishop in 1571 for non-payment of rents (d. Oct 1575), mar. bef. 10 Mar 1539/40 (div. bef. 1545/6) as his second wife James Hamilton of Stonehouse, Provost of Edinburgh and Captain of Edinburgh Castle 1548 (d. 1548), 1st son of James Hamilton of Raploch, and had issue

2. Hon Margaret Sempill (d. Nov 1580), mar. (1) bef. 7 Oct 1545 David Hamilton of Broomhill (d. at the Battle of Pinkie 1547), and (2) bef. 24 Jan 1553/4 John Whitefoord of Whitefoord, and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

Elizabeth Carlyle of Torthorwald

children by second wife (? mistress)

5. John Sempill of Beltries, legitimated in 1546 (d. 25 Aug 1579), mar. after 3 Mar 1564/5 Hon Mary Livingston, Maid of Honour to Mary, Queen of Scots (d. after Apr 1579), 3rd dau. of Alexander [Livingston], 5th Lord Livingston, by his second wife Lady Agnes Douglas, dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton, and had issue

3. Jean Sempill (d. 28 Feb 1592/3), mar. James [Ross], 4th Lord Ross. and had issue

4. Dorothy Sempill (d. before 2 May 1600), mar. before 20 May 1567 Robert Montgomery, 6th of Skelmorlie, and had issue

5. Grizel Sempill, mar. after 11 May 1565 John Blair of Blair, and had issue

6. Marian Sempill (d. 16 Mar 1591/2), mar. Hugh Montgomery of Hazelhead, and had issue

7. ..... Sempill, mar. William Fleming of Barochan, and had issue

8. Elizabeth Sempill, mar. (1) after 1 Mar 1577/8 Robert Graham of Knokdolian, and (2) Robert Lindsay of Balhall

9. Isobel Sempill, mar. (div. 1560) James Hamilton of Kincavill, Sheriff of Linlithgow

died

betw. 1 Aug 1573 and 17 Jan 1575/6

suc. by

grandson

note

pardoned with his father and two of his younger brothers for the murder of Cornelius de Machetema at the Tolbooth, Edinburgh 1526; Governor and Constable of Douglas Castle 1533; in exile in England for murder 1541; Sheriff of Renfrew 1543/4; Bailiff of the Regality of Paisley 1544; taken prisoner at the Battle of Pinkie 1547; killed William [Crichton], 5th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar 1550; subscribed the Earl of Arran's bond 1553/4 ; supported the Queen Regent against the Lords of the Congregation resulting in Sempill Castle being besieged and taken 1560; despite being a Roman Catholic he joined the Association to defend King James VI 1567; commanded the vanguard at the Battle of Carberry Hill 1567; present at the opening of the infamous "casket letter"; fought against Queen Mary at the Battle of Langside 1568; Joint Lieutenant of the Western Ports 1568; kidnapped by the Hamiltons 1570; Privy Councillor 1571; Lieut-General and Justiciar of Lanark and Renfrew 1572; put to the horn and excommunicated 1573

 

Robert [Sempill], 4th Lord Sempill

born

mar. (1)

after 11 Sep 1583 his third cousin Lady Anne Montgomerie (d. bef. 28 Nov 1601), 2nd dau. of Hugh [Montgomerie], 3rd Earl of Eglinton, by his second wife Margaret Campbell, widow of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun and dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray by his wife Lady Margaret Stewart, illegit. dau. of King James IV

children by first wife

1. Hon Hugh Sempill, later 5th Lord Sempill

2. Hon William Sempill (b. bef. 11 Jan 1591; d. bef. 11 Jun 1618)

3. Hon James Sempill (d. after 11 Jun 1618)

1. Hon Anne Sempill (d. Dec 1631), mar. after 8 Jun 1603 Sir Alexander Steward of Castlemilk, and had issue

2. Hon Barbara Sempill (d. after 1642), mar. bef. 19 Jan 1610 Sir Coll Lamont of Inneryne (d. c. 1634), and had issue

3. Hon Grisel Sempill, mar. John Logan of Raiss, and had issue

4. Hon Jean Sempill (d. after 23 May 1626), mar. Apr 1612 as his second wife John Brisbane of Bishopstoun, and had issue

mar. (2)

aft. 31 Aug 1604 Joanna Hamilton (widow of Hon Sir John Hamilton, 2nd son of Claud [Hamilton], 1st Lord Paisley;  mar. (3) Capt Patrick Craufurd, of Tredonell, co. Donegal;  mar. (4) Sir George Marbury;  d. 14 Jun 1638; bur. in Conwal Church), dau. of Levimus Everard, Councillor of State to the King of Spain in the Province of Mechlin

only child by second wife

4. Hon Sir William Sempill, of Letterkenny, co. Donegal, mar. Anne Stewart, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir William Stewart, 1st Bt., of Newtownstewart, co. Tyrone, and Ramelton, co. Donegal, by his wife Frances Newcomen, 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Newcomen, 1st Bt., of Mosstown, co. Longford, and had issue

died

25 Mar 1611

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Justiciar and Bailiff of the Regality of Paisley 1572; Commissioner for executing the laws against the Jesuits in Renfrewshire 1589/90; bore the laver at the baptism of Prince Henry at Stirling Castle 1594; Ambassador to Spain 1595; attended the Convocation of Estates 1596/7; Privy Councillor 1597

 

Hugh [Sempill], 5th Lord Sempill

born

mar. (1)

after 7 Nov 1611 Lady Anne Hamilton (dspm. 1620), 1st dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Abercorn, by his wife Hon Marion Boyd, 1st dau. of Thomas [Boyd], 5th Lord Boyd

children by first wife

1. Hon Marion Sempill, mar. after 4 May 1636 Sir George Preston of Valleyfield, 1st Bt., and had issue

2. Hon Anne Sempill (d. on or after 3 Feb 1651), mar. ..... Hamilton, and had issue

mar. (2)

after 27 Nov 1620 Lady Elizabeth Hay (mar. bef. 20 May 1643 as his second wife James [Douglas], 1st Lord Mordington), 3rd dau. of Francis [Hay], 9th Earl of Erroll, by his third wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 6th dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton

children by second wife

1. Hon Francis Sempill, later 6th Lord Sempill

2. Hon William Sempill (dsp. before 3 Nov 1644)

3. Hon Robert Sempill, later 7th Lord Sempill

4. Hon Archibald Sempill of Dykehead (b. c. 1635), mar., and had issue

5. Father James Sempill SJ (b. 1637; d. after 1669 in Madrid)

3. Hon Elizabeth Sempill, mar. before 1651 William [Douglas], 2nd Lord Mordington, and had issue

4. Hon Jean Sempill, mar. after 13 May 1668 William Menzies of Pitfoddles

died

19 Sep 1639

suc. by

son by second wife

note

has a licence to go to France, Flanders or other places abroad for three years 1609; justice of the Peace for Ayrshire 1613/4 and for Renfrewshire 1616 ; Burgess of Glasgow 1618; captured English pirates on the West Coast 1630

 

Francis [Sempill], 6th Lord Sempill

born

c. 1622

mar.

after 25 Mar 1640 Lady Isabel Seton (d. after 1687), 1st dau. of George [Seton], 3rd Earl of Winton, by his second wife Hon Elizabeth Maxwell, 1st dau. of John [Maxwell], 6th Lord Herries of Terregles

died

s.p. 3 Nov 1644

suc. by

brother

 

Robert [Sempill], 7th Lord Sempill

born

mar.

after 8 Feb 1647/8 Hon Anne Douglas (d. a few days bef. 20 Feb 1687/8), only dau. of James [Douglas], 1st Lord Mordington, by his first wife Hon Anne Oliphant, only child and heiress of line of Laurence [Oliphant], 5th Lord Oliphant

children

1. Hon Robert Sempill, Master of Sempill (b. c. 1655; dvp. 1670)

2. Hon James Sempill (b. 1655; dvp.)

3. Hon Francis Sempill, later 8th Lord Sempill

1. Hon Anne Sempill, later suo jure Lady Sempill

2. Hon Jean Sempill, mar. Alexander Sinclair of Rosslyn, and had issue

3. Hon Elizabeth Sempill

died

8 Sep 1675

suc. by

son

note

Commissioner of War for Renfrewshire 1648; fined £1,000 under Cromwell's Act of Grace 1654, later reduced to £500; entailed his estates and dignity, failing heirs male of his body, on his daughter Anne and her heirs

 

Francis [Sempill], 8th Lord Sempill

born

c. 1660

mar.

30 Apr 1681 Grizel Primrose (b. 19 Sep 1661; mar. (2) 1693 Brig Gen Richard Cunningham;  d. 22 Jun 1723), sister of Archibald [Primrose], 1st Earl of Rosebery, and 1st dau. of Sir Archibald Primrose of Carrington, 1st Bt., by his second wife Agnes Dundas, widow of Sir John Dundas of Newliston and dau. of Sir William Gray of Pittendrum

died

s.p. 4 Apr 1684 (bur. at Castle Sempill)

suc. by

sister

note

signed the Declaration that it was unlawful in any circumstances to take up arms against the King 1681; Capt of a Troop of Horse in the Lanark Militia 1683; Commissioner of cess and excise for Renfrewshire 1681; conformed to the Established Church

 

Hon Anne Sempill later Abercromby, suo jure Lady Sempill

born

mar.

after 6 Aug 1679 Francis Abercromby of Fetterneir (b. 1654; cr. for life 25 Jul 1685 Lord Glassfoord;  mar. (2) 27 Mar 1699 Christabella Eyre, widow of Sir Giles Eyre, a Judge of the King's Bench;  bur. 23 Nov 1703 in St Bride's, Fleet Street), 1st son of Alexander Abercromby of Fetterneir, by his wife Jean Seton, dau. of John Seton of Newark

children

1. Hon Francis Sempill, later 10th Lord Sempill

2. Capt Hon Robert Sempill (killed in action abroad)

3. Hon John Sempill, later 11th Lord Sempill

4. Hon Alexander Sempill (dvp. young)

5. Hon Hugh Sempill, later 12th Lord Sempill

1. Hon Jean Sempill (d. 8 May 1743)

died

1695

suc. by

son

note

on 16 May 1688 obtained a new charter settling the Lordship of Sempill, in default of male issue, upon her daughters without division by her then or any future husband, failing which to such persons as she and her husband should appoint, and finally to her heirs and assignees whatsoever

 

Francis [Sempill], 10th Lord Sempill

born

c. 1685

bur.

4 Aug 1716 (bur. in Holyrood Abbey Church)

suc. by

brother

note

a Commissioner of Supply 1704; opposed the Act of Union; Capt, Lord Carmichael's Regiment of Dragoons 1711 and Grant's Regiment of Foot 1715; had a pension of £500 p.a. from King George I 1715-16

 

John [Sempill], 11th Lord Sempill

born

c.1685

died

17 Feb 1727 (bur. in Holyrood Abbey Church)

suc. by

brother

note

took and active part against the Jacobites 1715; Burgess of Glasgow 1721

 

Hugh [Sempill], 12th Lord Sempill

born

shortly after 16 May 1688

mar.

13 May 1718 Sarah Gaskell (d. 17 Apr 1749), dau. and cohrss. of Nathaniel Gaskell, of Manchester, co. Lancaster, by his second wife Sarah Wilson, dau. of ..... Wilson

children

1. Hon John Sempill, later 13th Lord Sempill

2. Col Hon George Sempill, served in the HEICS (dsp. 18 Dec 1779), mar. (1) Catherine Gordon (d. 5 Feb 1762), dau. and hrss. of Arthur Gordon of Wardhouse, (2) 1 Dec 1766 his cousin Anne Clive, sister of Robert [Clive], 1st Baron Clive, and 5th dau. of Richard Clive MP, of Styche, co. Shrewsbury, by his wife Rebecca Gaskell, dau. and cohrss. of Nathaniel Gaskell, of Manchester, co. Lancaster, and (3) 15 Jun 1775 Jane Joddrell (widow of Francis Joddrell, of Yeadsley), dau. and hrss. of Thomas Butterworth

3. Capt Hon Hugh Sempill RM (d. Jan 1764)

4. Philip Sempill (dvp. young)

5. Hon Ralph Sempill (dvp. at sea)

1. Hon Sarah Sempill (d. 25 Apr 1751), mar. 28 Apr 1750 as his second wife Patrick Crawford of Auchinames and Drumsoy MP, and had issue

2. Hon Jean Sempill, had a grant of an annual pension of £100 from King George III 1778 (d. 6 Jul 1800; bur. in the Chapel Royal of Holyrood House)

3. Hon Elizabeth Sempill (b. 24 Mar 1729; dvp. young)

4. Hon Anne Sempill (b. 4 Jun 1730; d. 27 Nov 1793; bur. in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh), mar. 16 Sep 1754 Dr Adam Austin, of Edinburgh (d. 1 Dec 1773), and had issue

5. Hon Marianne Sempill (d. 14 May 1796; bur. in the Chapel Royal of Holyrood House)

6. Hon Rebecca Sempill (b. 1738; d. 16 Sep 1811; bur. in the Chapel Royal of Holyrood House)

died

25 Nov 1746 (bur. in the West Church, Aberdeen)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army as Adjutant, Col George Preston's Regiment of Foot 1708; Ensign 1709; fought at the Battle of Malplaquet 1709; Capt, 1712; Burgess of Glasgow 1714; Lt Col, 19th Foot 1731; Burgess of Edinburgh 1739; Col, 43rd Highlanders 1741-45; Col, 25th Foot 1745; fought at the Battle of Fontenoy 1745; Brig General 1745; distinguished himself at the defence of Ath in Hainault 1745; commanded the left wing of the Royal Army at the Battle of Culloden 1746; Governor of Barbados 1746 but did not take office

 

John [Sempill], 13th Lord Sempill

born

mar.

10 Mar 1755 Janet Dunlop (d. 26 Jun 1809), only dau. and hrss. of Hugh Dunlop, of Bishopstoun, co. Renfrew

children

1. Hon Hugh Sempill, later 14th Lord Sempill

2. Lieut Hon George Sempill, served in the 78th Foot (b. 26 Aug 1763; d. Jun 1782)

3. Hon Patrick Sempill (b. 1766; dvp. Jan 1774)

1. Hon Sarah Sempill (d. 8 Dec 1799), mar. 4 Jun 1780 Sir William Forbes of Craigievar, 5th Bt. (b. 1756; d. 15 Feb 1816), and had issue:

1a. Sir Arthur Forbes of Craigievar, 6th Bt. (b. 1784; d. 1823)

2a. Sir John Forbes of Craigievar, 7th Bt., a Judge in the HEICS, Deputy Lieutenant for Ayrshire (b. 2 Jul 1785; d. 16 Feb 1846), mar. 15 Sep 1825 Hon Charlotte Elizabeth Forbes (d. 5 Nov 1883), 2nd dau. of James Ochoncar [Forbes], 18th Lord Forbes, and had issue:

1b. Sir William Forbes later Forbes-Sempill of Craigievar, 8th Bt., later 17th Lord Sempill

2b. Hon James Ochoncar Forbes of Corse, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1887 (b. 6 Nov 1837; d. 5 May 1900), mar. 4 Aug 1863 Harriet Hall (d. 1 Mar 1894), 3rd dau. of Sir Charles Hall, Vice-Chancellor, and had issue

1b. Hon Elizabeth Forbes, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1887 (b. 1826; d. 29 Dec 1890), mar. 25 Jul 1854 Robert Grant of Druminnor (d. 1 Jan 1894), and had issue

2b. Hon Sarah Forbes, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1887 (d. 6 Oct 1891), mar. 14 Apr 1852 her cousin Duncan Forbes, of Ernan Lodge, co. Aberdeen (b. 7 Nov 1815; d. 1894), 1st son of Alexander Forbes by his wife Janet Forbes, 1st dau. of Sir William Forbes of Craigievar, 5th Bt., and had issue

3b. Charlotte Frances Forbes (d. 5 Dec 1847)

4b. Janet Marjory Forbes (d. 8 Dec 1847)

5b. Hon Caroline Ann Forbes, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1887 (d. 19 Mar 1896), mar. 11 Jun 1862 Rev Frederick Walter Robberds, Rector of Salford, Bristol (d. 30 Apr 1898), and had issue

6b. Margaret Forbes (dvp. an infant)

3a. William Forbes, officer in the Royal Navy (d. unm.)

4a. Hugh Forbes (b. 1799; d. 1856), mar. 1834 Agnes Gordon (d. 3 Jan 1864), and had issue

1a. Janet Forbes (d. 15 Feb 1846), mar. 11 Sep 1811 her cousin Alexander Forbes (b. 13 Oct 1788; d. 3 Feb 1843), 5th son of her paternal uncle Duncan Forbes later Forbes-Mitchell of Thainstone by his wife Katherine Ann Fraser, dau. of William Fraser of Fraserfield, and had issue

2a. Margaret Forbes, mar. Robert Wallace of Kelly MP

3a. Sarah Forbes (d. 3 Jul 1872), mar. Rev Dr S Roberts, and had issue

4a. Elizabeth Forbes (d. 13 Jun 1872), mar. Rev Christopher Capel, of Prestbury House (d. 8 Oct 1846), and had issue

5a. Catherine Forbes, mar. 8 Jun 1812 John Gordon of Cairnbulg, and had issue

6a. Maria Forbes, mar. ..... Ward, and had issue

7a. Jane Forbes, mar. Rev Dr ..... Carpenter, and had issue

2. Hon Janet Sempill (b. 1768; d. 6 Jun 1858)

3. Hon Joanna Sempill (d. 10 Jul 1840)

died

15 Jan 1782

suc. by

son

 

Hugh [Sempill], 14th Lord Sempill

born

1 Jul 1758

mar.

24 Jan 1787 Maria Mellish (d. 16 Sep 1806), dau. of Charles Mellish, of Ragnal, co. Nottingham

children

1. Hon Selkirk Sempill, later 15th Lord Sempill

2. Hon Francis Sempill (dvp. 2 Jan 1823)

1. Hon Maria Janet Sempill, later suo jure Lady Sempill

2. Hon Sarah Sempill (d. 18 Nov 1866; bur. at Holyrood)

died

25 Jan 1830

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army as Ensign, 3rd Foot Guards 1777; Lieut and Capt 1781; deprived of his commission 1792 for corresponding with the "Friends of Freedom in France"

 

Selkirk [Sempill], 15th Lord Sempill

born

12 Feb 1788

died

4 May 1835

suc. by

sister

note

Capt, Renfrewshire Regiment of Militia

 

Hon Maria Janet Sempill, suo jure Lady Sempill

born

1790

mar.

14 Jan 1836 Edward Candler later Sempill, of Callan, co. Kilkenny, of Morton Pinkney, co. Northampton, and of Dun Edin and Belwood, co. Midlothian (b. 3 Jan 1803; dsp. 7 Apr 1871)

died

s.p. 5 Sep 1884 (bur. in the Chapel Royal at Holyrood House)

suc. by

cousin once removed

 

William [Forbes later Forbes-Sempill], 17th Lord Sempill

born

20 May 1836

mar. (1)

23 Jun 1858 (div. Dec 1861) Caroline Louisa  Forbes (mar. (2) 19 Jun 1862 Septimus E Carlisle;  d. 11 Dec 1872), only dau. of Sir Charles Forbes of Newe, 3rd Bt., by his wife Caroline Battye, 2nd dau. of George Battye, of Campden Hill, co. Middlesex

only child by first wife

1. Hon Katherine Charlotte Elizabeth Stewart Forbes-Sempill MBE (b. 12 Jun 1861; d. 22 Mar 1938), mar. 5 Dec 1907 George Muirhead LLD, of Speybank, Fochabers (d. 29 Jun 1928)

mar. (2)

18 Nov 1862 Frances Emily Abercromby (d. 13 May 1887), 8th dau. of Sir Robert John Abercromby of Birkenbog, 5th Bt., by his wife Elizabeth Stephenson Douglas, only child and hrss. of Samuel Douglas of Netherlaw

children by second wife

1. Hon John Forbes-Sempill, later 18th Lord Sempill

2. Maj Hon Douglas Forbes-Sempill DSO, killed in action on the Indian Frontier (b. 19 Jan 1865; d. 21 Feb 1908)

3. William Forbes (b. 27 Jun 1866; dvp. 6 Nov 1867)

4. Lieut Hon Robert Abercromby Forbes-Sempill, served with the 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders (b. 21 Mar 1870; d. 2 Jun 1915 of wounds received in action)

5. Rear-Admiral Hon Arthur Lionel Ochoncar Forbes-Sempill, served in China 1900, in World War I, officer commanding Nore area 1922, served in World War II as Lt Col, Horse Guards (b. 24 Sep 1877; d. 9 May 1862), mar. (1) 25 Nov 1903 (div. 1914) Muriel Emily Spencer (mar. (2) 29 Aug 1914 as his second wife Wilfrid William [Ashley], 1st Baron Mount Temple; d. 24 Jun 1954), 1st dau. of Rev Walter Spencer, of Fownhope Court, co. Hereford, (2) 27 Nov 1919 Helen Mabel Allen (d. 18 Jun 1921), 2nd dau. of Maj John Allen, of Brackley House, co. Northampton, and (3) 28 Aug 1926 Mary Cutting Holland Cummock (d. 5 Sep 1940), only dau. of Arthur J Cummock, of 521 Park Avenue, New York, New York, USA, and had issue by his second and third wives

2. Hon Evelyn Courtenay Forbes-Sempill (b. 4 Oct 1868; d. 1 Mar 1934), mar. 7 Jun 1894 Lt Col Duncan Vernon Pirie OBE MP (d. 11 Jan 1931), 1st son of Gordon Pirie, of Waterton, co. Aberdeen, and had issue

3. Hon Gertrude Emily Forbes-Sempill (b. 22 Nov 1872; d. 28 Apr 1958)

mar. (3)

30 Apr 1890 Mary Beresford Sherbrooke (d. 18 Dec 1930), 3rd dau. of Henry Porter Lowe later Sherbrooke, of Oxton Hall, co. Nottingham, by his wife Louisa Anne Fleming Fane, 1st dau. of William Fane

died

21 Jul 1905

suc. by

son by second wife

note

suc. his father 16 Feb 1846 as 8th Baronet of Craigievar; Ensign, Coldstream Guards 1854 ; served in the Crimea; retired from the Army 1857; Capt, 9th Aberdeenshire Rifle Volunteers 1859-61 and later Hon Col

 

John [Forbes-Sempill], 18th Lord Sempill

born

21 Aug 1863

mar.

22 Jun 1892 Gwendolen Emily Mary Prodgers (d. 2 Mar 1944), 1st dau. of Herbert Prodgers, of Kington St Michael, Chippenham, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Emily Sibella Phillpotts, 1st dau. of Canon Thomas Phillpotts JP, of Porthgwidden, Truro, co. Cornwall

children

1. Hon William Francis Forbes-Sempill, later 19th Lord Sempill

2. Hon Sir Ewan Forbes-Sempill later Forbes of Craigievar, 11th Bt. (b. 6 Sep 1912; dsp. 1991), mar. 10 Oct 1952 Isabella Mitchell, dau. of Alexander Mitchell, of Glenrinnes, co. Banff

1. Hon Gwendolen Janet Forbes-Sempill (b. 26 Dec 1897; dvp. 10 Mar 1910)

2. Hon Margaret Forbes-Sempill, served in World War II as W/O WAAF (b. 30 Aug 1905; d. 28 Oct 1966 in a motor accident)

died

28 Feb 1934 (bur. in St Medden's Church, co. Aberdeen)

suc. by

son

note

joined 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders (Royal Aberdeenshire Militia) 1883; Lieut, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 1885; exchanged to Cameron Highlanders 1886; served with Sudan Field Force 1885-86 ; transferred to Army Service Corps 1889; Capt 1891; served in the Hazara (North West India) Expedition 1891; exchanged to Black Watch 1894; served in South African War with Lovat's Scouts 1901-02 and was wounded; retired as Capt, Black Watch 1904; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1910-34; served in World War I in command of 8th Battalion, Black Watch; severely wounded at the Battle of Loos 1915; Additional ADC (Territorial) to King George V 1924; Hon Lt Col, 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

 

William Francis [Forbes-Sempill], 19th Lord Sempill, AFC

born

24 Sep 1893

mar. (1)

20 Feb 1919 Eileen Marion Dickinson (former wife of James Dickinson KC;  d. 18 Jul 1935), only dau. of Sir John Lavery RA

children by first wife

1. Hon Ann Moira Forbes-Sempill later Sempill, later suo jure Lady Sempill

2. Hon June Mary Forbes-Sempill, served in World War II in WVS (b. 17 Jun 1922; dvp. 11 May 1941, being killed by enemy action)

mar. (2)

1 Feb 1941 Cecilia Alice Dunbar-Kilburn (d. 1984), 1st dau. of Bertram Edward Dunbar-Kilburn, of Ledwell, Sandford St Martin, co. Oxford

children by second wife

3. Hon Janet Cecilia Forbes-Sempill (b. 4 May 1942)

4. Hon Kirstine Elizabeth Forbes-Sempill (b. 9 Aug 1944), mar. (1) 1 Jun 1968 (div. 1989) (John) Michael Cable later Forbes-Cable, 1st son of Richard Victor Cable, of Woodhill, Compton, co. Stafford, and (2) Béla Peter de Daranyi, of Flat 8, 17-20 Embankment Gardens, London, and has issue by her first husband

5. Hon Brigid Gabriel Forbes-Sempill (b. 14 Dec 1945), mar. 27 May 1983 (div. 19...) Hon Jeremy Menuhin, 2nd son of Baron Menuhin (Life Peer), and has issue

died

s.p.m. 30 Dec 1965

suc. by

daughter by first wife

note

served in World War I as W/Cdr RN and Col RAF; special technical manager USA 1918; commanded British Aviation Mission to organise, equip and train Imperial Japanese Air Service 1921; reported on reorganisation of Greek Naval Air Service 1926; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1935-65; Chairman, Royal Aeronautical Society 1926-28 and President, 1928-30; President, Institute of Production Engineers 1935-37; President, Institute of Motor Industry 1946-48; Vice-President, London Chamber of Commerce 1945-65, and membership and Chairmanship of numerous other organisations; he was suc. in the Baronetcy of Forbes of Craigievar by his brother, Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar, 11th Bt.

 

Hon Ann Moira Forbes-Sempill later Sempill, suo jure Lady Sempill

born

19 Mar 1920

mar. (1)

25 Oct 1941 (div. 1945) Capt (Arthur) Eric Holt, yst. son of Arthur Holt, of Oxford

only child by first husband

1. Hon Frances Marion Sempill (b. 1942), mar. 30 Apr 1976 David Ian Russell, of 4 Westover Road, London (b. 1 Apr 1943), 2nd son of Maj Denis Leslie Russell MBE (by his wife Verena Henderson, 2nd dau. of George Henderson, of Belgravia and The Orchard House, Crastock, co. Surrey), brother of Sir Alec Charles Russell, 2nd Bt., and 3rd son of Hon Cyril Russell (by his wife Helen Mary Pirie, dau. of Alexander George Pirie, of Leckmelm, co. Ross), 3rd son of Charles [Russell], Baron Russell of Killowen, and has issue

mar. (2)

28 Oct 1948 Lt Col Stuart Whitemore Chant later Chant-Sempill OBE MC (d. 1991), son of Norman James Whitmore Chant

children by second husband

1. Hon James William Stuart Whitmore Sempill, later 21st Lord Sempill

2. Lt Col Hon Ian David Whitemore Chant-Sempill, of The Bell House, Sutton Veny, co. Wiltshire (b. 2 Apr 1951; d. 6 Jul 2017), mar. 1980 Amanda Dallas (b. 1955), 2nd dau. of John Anthony Dallas, of Blackmoor, Burghfield, co. Berkshire, and had issue

died

1995

suc. by

son by second husband

note

served in World War II as Petty Officer WRNS

 

James William Stuart Whitmore [Sempill], 21st Lord Sempill

born

25 Feb 1949

mar.

9 Sep 1977 Josephine Anne Edith Rees, dau. of Joseph Norman Rees, of Kelso and of Johannesburg, South Africa

children

1. Hon Francis Henry William Sempill, Master of Sempill (b. 4 Jan 1979)

1. Hon Cosima Sempill (b. 20 Apr 1983)

 

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