WEMYSS & MARCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

The daughters of the Earls of Wemyss and march bear the title Lady before their Christian names; the sons bear the prefix "Honourable" before theirs.

 

 

JAMES Wemyss, 5th Earl of Wemyss, Lord Elcho and Methil, and Lord Wemyss of Elcho (30 Aug 1699-Norton, co Durham 21 Mar 1756); m.Edinburgh 17 Sep 1720 Janet Charteris (d.Taplow, Bucks 1 Mar 1778)

 

1a) David, Lord Elcho (21 Aug 1721-Paris 29 Apr 1787); m.Beutal, Switzerland 9 Sep 1776 a dau.of Baron d'Uxhull (18 Aug 1756-26 Nov 1777); he was attainted for his part in the Jacobite rebellions, and so was not able to succeed to the Earldom, nor, because of his attainder, were his brother and nephew

 

2a) Francis, took surname Charteris (21 Oct 1723-Gosford 24 Aug 1808); m.Preston Hall 13 Sep 1745 Lady Catherine Gordon (d.Edinburgh 21 Jan 1786)

 

1b) Francis (Edinburgh 31 Jan 1749-Amisfield 20 Jan 1808); m.London 18 Jul 1771 Susan Tracy-Keck (d.25 Feb 1835)

 

1c) FRANCIS, changed surname to Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas, suc his cousin 1810 as 4th Earl of March, Viscount of Peebles, and Lord Douglas of Neidpath, Lyne and Munard, in 1826 secured reversal of his great-uncle's attainder, and suc as 6th Earl of Wemyss, etc (15 Apr 1771-Gosford House 28 Jun 1853); m.Edinburgh 31 Aug 1794 Margaret Campbell (d.Gosford House 25 Jan 1850)

 

1d) FRANCIS, 7th Earl of Wemyss, 5th Earl of March, etc (14 Aug 1795-Gosford House 1 Jan 1883); m.Paris 22 Aug 1817 Lady Louisa Bingham (1 Mar 1798-Gosford House 16 Apr 1882)

 

1e) FRANCIS Richard, 8th Earl of Wemyss, 6th Earl of March, etc, changed surname to Charteris (Edinburgh 4 Aug 1818-London 30 Jun 1914); m.1st 29 Aug 1843 Lady Anne Anson (22 Feb 1823-London 22 Jul 1896); m.2nd Edinburgh 1900 Hon Grace Blackburn (d.London 13 Feb 1946)

 

1f) Francis (11 Nov 1844-d.of a revolver accident at London 28 Jul 1870)

 

2f) Arthur (30 Aug 1846-1847)

 

3f) Alfred Walter (2 Jun 1847-d.of dysentery at sea 24 Nov 1873)

 

4f) Evelyn (27 Aug 1849-18 Jun 1939); m.4 Jun 1872 John Robert William Vesey, 4th Viscount de Vesci (21 May 1844-6 Jul 1903)

 

5f) Lilian Harriet (17 Oct 1851-11 Apr 1914); m.1st 27 Nov 1872 Sir Henry Carstairs Pelly, 3rd Bt. (23 Apr 1844-4 Jun 1877); m.2nd 31 Jul 1882 Sir Henry Francis Redhead Yorke (1842-Hillbrook Place, Iver Heath 12 Jan 1914)

 

6f) Hilda (13 Oct 1854-1 Aug 1901); m.4 Dec 1880 Hon William St.John Fremantle Brodrick [later, Earl of Midleton] (14 Dec 1856-13 Feb 1942)

 

7f) HUGO Richard, 9th Earl of Wemyss, 7th Earl of March, etc (Edinburgh 25 Aug 1857-Gosford House 12 Jul 1937); m.London 9 Aug 1883 Mary Constance Wyndham (3 Aug 1862-Cheltenham 29 Apr 1937)

 

1g) Hugo Francis, Lord Elcho (28 Dec 1884-k.a.Katia 23 Apr 1916); m.London 1 Feb 1911 Lady Violet Manners (London 24 Apr 1888-23 Dec 1971)

 

1h) FRANCIS David, 10th Earl of Wemyss, 8th Earl of March, etc (19 Jan 1912-Edinburgh 12 Dec 2008); m.1st 24 Feb 1940 Mavis Lynette Gordon Murray (d.1988); m.2nd 29 Apr 1995 Shelagh Kennedy

 

1i) Elizabeth Mary (b.2 Jul 1941); m.17 Oct 1964 David Holford Benson

 

2i) Iain David, Lord Elcho (20 Jun 1945-3 Apr 1954)

 

3i) Caroline Letty (5 Nov 1946-22 Nov 1946)

 

4i) JAMES Donald, 11th Earl of Wemyss, 9th Earl of March, etc (b.22 Jun 1948); m.1st 16 Jul 1983 (div 1988) Hon Catherine Ingrid Guiness (b.1 Jun 1952); m.2nd 29 Dec 1995 Amanda Claire Feilding (b.30 Jan 1943)

 

1j) Francis Richard, Lord Neidpath (b.15 Sep 1984)

 

2j) Mary Olivia (b.1987); m.1 Sep 2012 Robbie Furze

 

2h) Martin Michael Charles, cr 1978 [Life] Baron Charteris of Amisfield (7 Sep 1913-23 Dec 1999); m.16 Dec 1944 Hon.Mary Gay Hobart Margesson (b.3 May 1919)

 

1i) Francesca Mary (b.27 Sep 1945); m.1977 (div 1996) Malcolm Everard MacLaren Pearson, Lord Pearson of Rannoch (b.20 Jul 1942)

 

2i) Andrew Martin (b.19 Aug 1947)

 

3i) Harold Francis (b.11 Jan 1950); m.1984 Blandine Marie Desmons

 

1j) Zoe France (b.1984)

 

2j) Julia Maria (b.1985)

 

2g) Guy Lawrence (23 May 1886-21 Sep 1967); m.1st 23 Jul 1912 Frances Lucy Tennant (d.5 Nov 1925); m.2nd 5 Oct 1945 Violet Porter

 

 

1h) Ann Geraldine Mary (19 Jun 1913-1981); m.1st 6 Oct 1932 Shane Edward Robert O'Neill, 3rd Lord O'Neill (6 Feb 1907-k.a.in Italy Oct 1944); m.2nd 28 Jun 1945 (div 1952) Esmond Cecil Harmsworth, 2nd Viscount Rothermere (29 May 1898-12 Jul 1978); m.3rd 24 Mar 1952 Ian Lancaster Fleming (d.12 Aug 1964)

 

2h) Frances Laura (10 Aug 1915-London 19 Feb 1990); m.1st 14 Nov 1933 (div 1943) Walter Francis David Long, 2nd Viscount Long (14 Sep 1911-k.a.Uden 23 Sep 1944); m.2nd 25 Feb 1943 (div 1954) William Humble Eric Ward, 3rd Earl of Dudley (30 Jan 1894-26 Dec 1969); m.3rd Michael Temple Canfield (d.20 Dec 1969); m.4th 26 Jan 1972 John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough (18 Sep 1897-11 Mar 1972)

 

3h) Mary Rose (10 Feb 1919-21 Dec 1962); m.1st 21 Sep 1940 (div 1946) Roderic Miles Doughty Thesiger (b.8 Nov 1915); m.2nd 15 Dec 1949 Nigel Francis Egerton Grey (21 May 1891-1974)

 

4h) Hugo Francis Guy (11 Dec 1922-1970); m.24 Apr 1948 Virginia Mary Adam (d.8 Dec 2012)

 

1i) Richard Hugo (3 Feb 1949-31 Oct 1951)

 

2i) Frances Irene Ann (b.16 Oct 1950); m.1983 (div 1995) Albert Chong

 

3i) Viriginia Jane (b.19 Apr 1953); m.1984 Peter Charles Clark

 

4i) Perdita Rosemary (b.11 Sep 1955); m.29 Jul 1978 Jeremy Rupert Beckett (b.5 Jul 1952)

 

5i) James Hugo Desmond (b.13 Sep 1958); m.1990 Kathryn Helen Shaw

 

1j) Felix Guy (b.1992)

 

2j) Esmé Iris (b.1995)

 

3j) Ruby Rose (b.1997)

 

3g) Cynthia Mary Evelyn (27 Sep 1887-31 Mar 1960); m.28 Jul 1910 Hon Herbert Asquith (11 Mar 1881-5 Aug 1947)

 

4g) Colin (1 Jun 1889-27 Dec 1892)

 

5g) Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell (24 Oct 1895-1991); m.1st 4 Dec 1915 Algernon Walter Strickland (5 Mar 1891-2 Aug 1938); m.2nd 14 Apr 1943 John George Lyon (13 Jan 1901-19__)

 

6g) Ivo Alan (6 Oct 1896-k.a.17 Oct 1915)

 

7g) Irene Corona (31 May 1902-1989); m.14 Jul 1921 Ivor Miles Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth (4 Feb 1889-1 Oct 1943)

 

8f) Alan Dudley (19 Mar 1860-9 Jan 1901)

 

9f) Sir Evan Edward (29 Jan 1864-16 Nov 1940); m.9 Aug 1930 Lady Dorothy Margaret Browne (d.8 Mar 1961)

 

2e) Richard (25 Jul 1822-16 Mar 1874); m.2 Aug 1858 Lady Margaret Butler (d.21 Feb 1915)

 

1f) Elinor Margaret (1859-31 Oct 1940); m.12 Jul 1888 Inigo Richmund Jones, of Kelston Park (23 Sep 1848-20 Jul 1914)

 

2f) Maud Emily (1860-2 Aug 1945); m.29 Oct 1889 Charles Arthur Wynne-Finch (6 Apr 1841-4 Dec 1903)

 

3f) Richard Butler (12 Oct 1866-15 Aug 1961); m.8 Aug 1890 Pamela Dyer (d.Jun 1932)

 

4f) Edmund Butler (28 Sep 1870-2 Jul 1939); m.1st 1918 (div 1921) Lilian Clare Rickards; m.2nd 1939 Dorothy Sheldon

 

3e) Walter (k.a.Balaclava 25 Oct 1854)

 

4e) Anne (29 Jul 1829-London 16 Aug 1903); m.London 18 Feb 1852 George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick and Brooke (28 Mar 1818-2 Dec 1893)

 

5e) Louisa (28 Sep 1830-16 Mar 1920); m.7 Dec 1854 William Wells (d.May 1889)

 

6e) Frederick William (28 Feb 1833-10 Oct 1887); m.30 Nov 1864 Lady Louisa Keppel (d.12 Mar 1930)

 

1f) Nigel Keppel (10 Mar 1878-28 Feb 1967); m.6 Jan 1904 Katharine Margaret Buchanan-Riddell (d.12 Feb 1961)

 

1g) Margaret Olive (1 Feb 1905-____); m.1st 11 Jan 1930 Michael Richard Hallam Murray (d.15 Aug 1938); m.2nd 28 Jan 1954 Eric Cecil Lewis Copner (d.12 Aug 1968)

 

2g) Anne Louisa (17 May 1909-2 Nov 2000); m.30 Dec 1939 John Arkwright Bonham-Carter (27 Mar 1913-19__)

 

3g) John Douglas (6 May 1914-2006); m.1st 8 May 1943 Catherine Nunneley (d.1 Feb 1957); m.2nd 18 Feb 1958 (div 1971) Jean Haigh; m.3rd 1982 Rosemary Gillian Druscilla Edmonds

 

1h) Sarah Keppel (b.8 Feb 1945); m.1970 Peter Guthrie Brown

 

2h) Bridget Alison (b.8 Dec 1958); m.1983 Ian Donovan

 

3h) Martin Ian (b.31 May 1960); m.7 Oct 1989 Helen Elizabeth Heath

 

1i) Michael John Samuel (b.1990)

 

2i) Andrew Philip (b.1992)

 

4g) David Nigel (13 Sep 1920-Avebury 21 May 2007); m.1st 5 Jul 1952 Euphemia Mary Inglis (d.24 Jun 1969); m.2nd 1982 Astrid Henrietta Vivian Alys Cooper

 

1h) Angela Katherine Keppel (16 Oct 1953-Harare 1999); m.1980 Nigel Butler (d.Harare 1999)

 

2h) Helen Mary Keppel (b.10 Jan 1956); m.1984 Richard William Lewis Groves

 

3h) Nigel Drummond Keppel (b.24 Oct 1958); m.1988 Philippa Margaret Paton

 

1i) Alice Fiona (b.1990)

 

2i) James David (b.1992)

 

3i) Thomas Hugo (b.1998)

 

2f) Ronald Louis (24 Sep 1879-26 Nov 1950); m.1st 27 Jun 1907 (div 1918) Edith Augusta Muriel Tryon; m.2nd 3 Jul 1919 Louise Eileen Knox (d.21 Apr 1971)

 

3f) Clare Susan (21 Mar 1884-3 Dec 1945); m.18 Nov 1909 Sydney Herbert Drury-Lowe (19 Oct 1871-24 Jan 1945)

 

2d) Eleanor (7 Jul 1796-16 Sep 1832); m.14 Jan 1820 Walter Frederick Campbell, of Islay and Woodhall (10 Apr 1798-8 Feb 1855)

 

3d) Walter (26 May 1797-8 Aug 1818)

 

4d) Margaret (8 Feb 1800-22 Oct 1825); m.Dec 1824 John Wildman

 

5d) Katharine (20 Aug 1801-4 Jan 1844); m.20 Dec 1824 George Harry Grey, Lord Grey of Groby (5 Apr 1802-24 Oct 1835)

 

6d) Charlotte (20 Aug 1806-3 Mar 1886); m.7 Sep 1825 Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun (20 Aug 1796-9 Apr 1879)

 

7d) Louisa Antonietta (d.2 Jul 1854); m.14 Aug 1832 William Forbes, of Callendar (1806-10 Feb 1855)

 

8d) Harriett (d.30 May 1858); m.3 Sep 1829 Sir George Grant-Suttie, 5th Bt. (1 Aug 1797-19 Jun 1878)

 

2c) Henrietta Charlotte Elizabeth (3 Feb 1773-30 Jan 1838); m.23 Dec 1797 George Harry Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford (31 Oct 1765-26 Apr 1845)

 

3c) Susan (d.17 Aug 1816); m.23 Nov 1799 Sir Henry Clinton (d.11 Dec 1829)

 

4c) Katharine (d.8 Oct 1763); m.19 Nov 1805 Hon Edward Richard Stewart (5 May 1782-27 Aug 1851)

 

5c) Augusta (d.Wilton House, Cheltenham 28 Jul 1840); m.London 3 Jun 1819 Warner William Westenra, 2nd Lord Rossmore (14 Oct 1765-Rossmore Park 10 Aug 1842)

 

2b) Henrietta

 

3b) Catharine (d.1812)

 

4b) Janet

 

5b) Frances (d.1848); m.29 Apr 1799 William Traill (d.1831)

 

6b) Anne

 

3a) Frances (d.29 Jun 1789); m.14 Oct 1743 Sir James Steuart-Denham, Bt.

 

4a) James (23 Feb 1726-10 May 1786); m.29 Aug 1757 Lady Elizabeth Sutherland (d.24 Jan 1803)

 

1b) William, of Wemyss (9 Apr 1760-4 Feb 1822); m.16 Sep 1788 Frances Erskine (d.1 Feb 1798)

 

1c) James Erskine, of Wemyss (9 Jul 1789-3 Apr 1854); m.8 Aug 1826 Lady Emma Hay (d.17 Jul 1841)

 

1d) Frances Henrietta (27 Apr 1827-14 Dec 1877); m.16 May 1850 Charles James Balfour (d.3 Feb 1878)

 

2d) James Hay, of Wemyss, changed surname to Erskine-Wemyss (27 Aug 1829-29 Mar 1864); m.17 May 1855 Millicent Ann Mary Kennedy Erskine (d.11 Feb1895)

 

1e) Dora Mina (6 Feb 1856-24 Dec 1894); m.21 Apr 1887 Lord Henry George Grosvenor (23 Jun 1861-27 Dec 1914)

 

2e) Randolph Gordon, of Wemyss (11 Jul 1858-17 Jul 1908); m.1st 18 Jul 1884 (div 1898) Lady Lilian Mary Paulet (d.11 Nov 1952); m.2nd 23 Nov 1898 Lady Eva Cecilia Margaret Wellesley (d.4 Mar 1948)

 

1f) Mary Millicent (15 May 1885-19__); m.30 Apr 1917 Ernest Caswell Long

 

2f) Michael John, of Wemyss (8 Mar 1888-1982); m.25 Nov 1918 Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck (London 27 Feb 1890-May 1994)

 

1g) David, of Wemyss (11 Feb 1920-Invermay 26 Jan 2005); m.21 Jul 1945 Lady Jean Christian Bruce (b.12 Jan 1923)

 

1h) Michael James, of Wemyss (b.10 Nov 1947); m.7 Jun 1975 Charlotte Mary Bristowe

 

1i) Hermione Mary (b.1982); m.2006 Thomas Richard Bell

 

2i) Leonora Anne (b.1986)

 

2h) Charles John (b.26 Jul 1952); m.21 Oct 1978 Fiona Elizabeth Penn

 

1i) Mary Victoria (b.1981)

 

2i) Elizabeth Katherine (b.1985)

 

3i) James Michael (b.1987)

 

2g) Andrew Michael John (b.3 Oct 1925); m.8 Feb 1967 Janet Alethea Scott

 

1h) Isabella Alethea (b.1968)

 

2h) William John (b.1970); m.2002 Janet Alethea Scott

 

1i) Olivia (b.2004)

 

2i) Jonathan (b.2004)

 

3e) Mary Frances; m.28 Feb 1882 Cecil Stratford Paget (25 Sep 1856-26 Feb 1936)

 

4e) Hugo (31 May 1861-12 Mar 1933)

 

5e) Rosslyn, cr 1919 Baron Wester Wemyss (12 Apr 1864-24 May 1933); m.21 Dec 1903 Victoria Morier (d.22 Apr 1945)

 

1f) Alice Elizabeth Millicent (1906-31 Dec 1994); m.11 Feb 1953 Francis Henry Cunnack (d.5 Jan 1974)

 

2c) William (5 Sep 1790-30 Nov 1852); m.14 Apr 1820 Lady Isabella Hay (d.28 Jul 1868)

 

1d) James Henry (d.Jun 1857)

 

2d) Charles Thomas (d.19 Mar 1883)

 

3d) Isabella Harriet Jane (London 19 Nov 1837-Emkendorf 7 Dec 1894); m.London 11 May 1859 Karl Albert Felix Gf von Reventlow-Criminil (Marseille 9 Aug 1821-Emkendorf 10 Jan 1908)

 

3c) Francis (21 Sep 1791-    )

 

4c) Frances (16 Sep 1794-Dysart House 30 Sep 1858); m.Wemyss Castle 10 Oct 1826 James Alexander St.Clair-Erskine, 3rd Earl of Rosslyn (London 15 Feb 1802-London 16 Jun 1866)

 

5c) Charles (23 May 1796-    )

 

2b) David (29 Mar 1761-d.by Jul 1784)

 

3b) Elizabeth Margaret (d.19 Jul 1800); m.16 Aug 1793 Alexander Brodie

 

4b) Francis (1 Apr 1767-4 Jan 1793)

 

5b) Charles (2 Jun 1768-5 Jun 1802)

 

6b) James (4 May 1778-22 Aug 1849); m.6 Sep 1805 Caroline Charlotte Binfield (d.30 Jan 1863)

 

1c) James (Tpperah, Bengal 11 Jan 1807-27 Jun 1865); m.Helen Reilly (d.1898)

 

1d) Binfield (10 Mar 1844-27 Feb 1904); m.25 Nov 1876 Mildred Jane Unwin (Mynpoorie, West Bengal 1 Jan 1852-13 Apr 1921)

 

1e) Hubert Gordon (Muponie, India 12 Aug 1878-    )

 

2e) Alan Binfield (Dehra Doon, India 1886-    ); m.30 Mar 1921 Caroline Ethel Constable

 

1f) John Michael (28 Sep 1924-____)

 

2d) Mary; m.27 Jan 1870 Thomas James Quin

 

3d) Elizabeth Helen (d.27 Dec 1878); m.3 Dec 1867 Grey Townshend Skipwith (2 Nov 1838-12 Aug 1900)

 

2c) Caroline Charlotte (Tipperah, Bengal 28 Nov 1808-23 Aug 1841); m.Charles Campbell

 

3c) William Binfield (Bengal 15 Feb 1810-Guildford 24 May 1890); m.24 Mar 1832 Martha Rose Diana Smith (d.23 Oct 1876)

 

1d) James (Kurnauc, Bengal 26 May 1833-13 Jun 1855)

 

2d) Martha Binfield (24 Nov 1840-    )

 

3d) Mary Harriett (Cawnpore 7 Mar 1845-Woburn, Bucks Sep 1899); m.George Albert Oliphant

 

4d) Caroline Binfield (Bengal 24 Jul 1848-6 May 1942)

 

5d) Katherine Jane (23 Jun 1851-3 Jun 1937); m.9 Oct 1873 William Barrington Browne (1817-    )

 

6d) Elizabeth (Bengal ca 1855-    )

 

4c) Mary (d.29 Jul 1889); m.14 May 1833 Charles Frederick Havelock (16 Oct 1803-    )

 

5c) Francis (18 Nov 1814-1887); m.1848 Selina Pye (d.6 Oct 1910)

 

1d) Selina Elizabeth Pye; m.25 Oct 1879 Henry Whatley Estridge (d.15 Jan 1902)

 

6c) Elizabeth Huntly (d.17 Oct 1897); m.1840 Sir William Muir (d.11 Jul 1905)

 

7c) Katherine Harriett (d.18 May 1849); m.20 Feb 1845 Octavius Henry St.George Anson

 

8c) a son, d.Bengal 3 Apr 1825

 

9c) a dau, d.Bengal 2 Sep 1818

 

5a) Helen; m.2 May 1754 Hugh Dalrymple