'Scrymgeour02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Scrymgeour of Birkhill, Scrymgeour of Kirkton, Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn

James Scrymgeour of Kirkton (d 1580)
m. Agnes Bruce of Earlshall (probably dau of Sir William Bruce, 2nd of Earlshall)
1. John Scrymgeour of Kirkton (d 06.1629)
  m. (03.05.1593) Marion Fothringham (dau of Thomas Fothringham of Powrie)
  A. John Scrymgeour of Kirkton (d 23.06.1656)
  m. (11.10.1624) Jean Makgill (dau of James Makgill of Rankeillour)
  i. John Scrymgeour of Kirkton, de jure 2nd Earl of Dundee (d 1698)
The right of this line of Scrymgeours to the Earldom of Dundee (and Viscounts Dudhope) was not formally accepted by the Committee of Privileges of the House of Lords until July 1952 when John's descendant Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn became accepted as 11th Earl of Dundee. Arguably the main reason for the delay for such recognition arose from the influence of John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, who claimed the right to be Scotland's hereditary standard bearer.
  m. Magdalene Wedderburn, heiress of Wedderburn (dau of Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie and Easter Powrie)
  a. James Scrymgeour of Kirkton, de jure 3rd Earl of Dundee (dsp)
  b. Alexander Scrymgeour, de jure 4th Earl of Dundee (professor)
  m. Janet Falconer (dau of David Falconer, professor)
  (1) David Scrymgeour of Birkhill, de jure 5th Earl of Dundee
  m. Katherine Wedderburn (dau of Sir Alexander Wedderburn, 4th Bart of Blackness)
  (A) Alexander Scrymgeour of Birkhill, later Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn, de jure 6th Earl of Dundee (dsp 1811)
m. Elizabeth Ferguson (dau of James Ferguson of Pitfour)
  (B) John Scrymgeour (d 1791)
  (C) David Scrymgeour (d 1780)
  (D) Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn, de jure 7th Earl of Dundee (d 30.12.1841)
  m. (05.04.1793) Mary Turner Maitland (d 1851, dau of Frederick Lewis Maitland of Rankeillour)
  (i) Frederick Lewis Wedderburn of Wedderburn, de jure 8th Earl of Dundee (b 04.03.1808, d 16.08.1874) had issue
  m1. (26.04.1839) Helen Arbuthnott (d 23.04.1840, dau of 8th Viscount Arbuthnott)
  m2. (31.08.1852) Selina Mary Garth (d 18.10.1902, dau of Captain Thomas Garth of Haines Hill)
  (ii) Catherine Wedderburn or Scrymgeour-Wedderburn probably of this generation
  m. Robert Cathcart of Carbiston (dsp 1833, Captain RN)
  (iii)+ 7 other daughters
  (E) Jane Scrymgeour (b c1746, d 18.03.1811) probably of this generation
  m. John Gillespie of Kirkham
  c.+ other issue

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn'), BP1999 ('Scrymgeour of Dundee')
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