'Oliphant4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Oliphant of Bachilton, Oliphant of Newtoun, Oliphant of Williamston
[This page was first launched on 30.01.03 as a Draft page. It was reviewed & expanded on 19.10.15 and reviewed again on 09.08.17 when what used to be the upper section below, on the Oliphants of Kellie, was absorbed by Oliphant1. The remainder of the page was moved here on 29.07.22 after further review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database.]

Laurence Oliphant (d Flodden 09.09.1513, Abbott of Inchaffray (Machaffray))
TCB reports that the undermentioned Thomas was "traditionally said to have been descended from Lawrence, Abbot of Machaffray, who fell at Flodden". The undermentioned note with TCP identifies the undermentioned Patrick of Bachilton (d 09.1729) as "possibly a descendant of a bastard s. of Laurence Oliphant, Abbot of Inchaffray (s. of the 1st Lord) , who was slain at Flodden".
1. ?? Oliphant presumed intermediary generation, father or grandfather of ...
  A. Thomas Oliphant of Freeland, later of Williamston (d 1576-7)
  m. Isabel Gibb
  i. Laurence Oliphant of Williamston, later of Forgandenny (and Bachilton?)
  TCB reports that Laurence "was ancestor of the Oliphants of Bachilton, and whose male line failed in 1770, the heir of line being Lord Elibank."
  a. ?? Oliphant
  TSP reports that the David who assumed the title of Lord Oliphant (see below) was 5th in descent from Thomas of Freeland. The following comes from a note on TCP (vol X, 'Oliphant', p59+).
  (1) Patrick Oliphant of Bachilton (d 09.1729)
  (2) Laurence Oliphant of Bachilton
(A) ?? Oliphant
  (B) Laurence Oliphant
  (i) David Oliphant of Bachilton, 'Lord Oliphant' (dsp 10.1770)
  TSP reports that David claimed to be successor of William Oliphant, '11th Lord Oliphant'. However, TCP ('Oliphant') suggests that this was not valid.
  (ii) Margaret Oliphant
m. John Oliphant of Carpow
  (a) John Oliphant of Carpow & Bachilton, 'Lord Oliphant' (d 03.1781)
  TSP identifies John as "fourth in descent from Ninian Oliphant of Culteuchar, of unknown parentage, who died in 1621." TCP ('Oliphant') refers to his successors, whose relationship to him is not known, who were succeeded by his daughter Janet. TCP ('Elibank') identifies his 2nd wife "formerly mistress" as ...
  p/m(2). Janet Morton
  ((1)) David Oliphant of Jamaica (d unm before 04.10.1760) presumed son of Janet, not clear if legitimate
  ((2)) Janet Oliphant (b after 03.1781) posthumous so daughter of Janet & legitimate
  m. (1803) Alexander (Murray), 8th Lord Elibank
  b. Janet Oliphant possibly of this generation
  m. (mcrt 05.1601) William Moncreiff of Mundy (a 1623)
  c. Agnes Oliphant possibly of this generation
m. (mcrt 29.06.1617) William Maxtone of Cultoquhey
  ii. Sir William Oliphant of Newtoun (b c1546, d 13.04.1623)
  m. Katherine Blair
  a. Sir James Oliphant of Newtoun, 1st Bart (d 1648, Lord of Session)
  m1. (1607) Marjory or Marion Graeme (dau of Patrick Graeme of Inchbrackie)
  (1) Sir James Oliphant of Newtoun, 2nd Bart (dsp 1659)
  (2) Sir George Oliphant of Newtoun, 3rd Bart (dsp c1692)
  m1. Margaret Drummond (dau of _ Drummond of Invernmy)
m2. (mcrt 07.09.1682) Margaret Rollo (dau of James Rollo, 1st Lord, by Mary Campbell)
  (3) Lilias Oliphant probably of this generation
  m. (mcrt 09.09.1630) James Renton of Billie (d 1637)
  (4)+ other issue (dspm?) - William (a 1641), John (bpt 13.10.1626)
  m2. (after 1640) Geilis Moncrieff (widow of Rev. James Bennet of Auchtemuchtie)
  b. William Oliphant of Kirkhill
m. (1615) Janet Maule (dau of William Maule of Edinburgh)
  (1) Patrick Oliphant of Newtoun (bpt 02.08.1618, a 1652)
  m. Isobel Hay (widow of Sir William Douglas)
  (A)+ 2 daughter
  (2) William Oliphant (dsp before 1652)
  c. John Oliphant in Broughton
  m. Elizabeth Winram
  d. Laurence Oliphant of Fordun
  e. Margaret or Jean Oliphant (d 15.09.1621) probably of this generation
  m. David Carmichael of Balmedie (d before 14.11.1646)
  f. Elspeth Oliphant probably of this generation
  m. (10.1626) John Cockburn 'of that ilk' of Cockburn (b 1598, d 1652)

Main source(s): TCB (vol 2, 'Oliphant of Newtoun', p367+) with some input from TCP (vol 6, 'Oliphant'), TSP (vol 6, 'Oliphant', p562)
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