The Wedderburns

Notes


David WEBSTER WEDDERBURN

1757 David Wedderburn (afterwards Webster), b. 1757 (in Scotland), 4th & ygst. s. of Robert Wedderburn 'of Pearsie', Forfarshire [b. 1708, fifth but second surv. s. of Sir Alexander W., 4th Bt. of Blackness (b. 1675) & Katharine Scott] & his wife Isabella Edward, went to London in 1772 (not in 1780, as shown in the W.B. - viz. his letter dated 8th Feb. 1775, in the Dundee City archives). David worked for his step-uncles, the Webster brothers at their 'East & West India House', Webster & Co., at 35, Leadenhall Street. (W.B. p. 322, footnote 5) - In 1789, under the terms of James Webster's Will, David took the surname Webster in addition to his own and became senior partner of Wedderburn, Webster & Co. [In July of that year, David's cousin John Wedderburn (b. 1743, 2nd but elder surv. s. Thomas W. 'of Cantra' - brother of Robert W. of Pearsie) returned from Jamaica, having lived there for more than 25 years, and joined David and other members of the family who were also partners in the firm. - David died of 'a decline', at Bath, in 1801, and John Wedderburn then became the firm's senior partner.]

1801 David (Wedderburn-Webster (b. 'Wedderburn' in 1757, at 'Pearsie', Forfarshire), of Shenley Hill, Herts. (formerly of Clapham), died at Bath on 21/3/1801, aged 43, and is there buried. His cousin John Wedderburn (b. 1743), late of 'Spring Garden', Jamaica, then became senior partner of Wedderburn & Co. (W.B. p. 329) [His Will written & signed as 'David Webster'.]


113. Sir David WEDDERBURN 1st Bt. of Balindean

7th Baronet
London merchant


SEE 1789 John Wedderburn, 2nd s. of Sir John Wedderburn of Balindean by his second wife, Alicia Dundas, was bap. on 1/5/1789, at Inchture. - Perth IGI. - John entered the Indian Civil Service and went out to Bombay in 1807. He held a number of important posts there during the following 30 years. - John m. Henritetta Milburn (only surviving child of William Milburn of the East India Company) at St. Thomas's Church, Bombay, on 7/9/1822. He retired on 1/5/1837 and he returned home with his wife and children. They lived for many years at Keith House, co. Haddington, spending the spring of each year at 'Meredith', near Tibberton, Gloucestershire (which his wife had inherited from a maternal uncle of that name). They had 4 sons & 5 daughters, of whom 3 sons & 4 daughters survived infancy. (Their 2nd but e. surv. s., John, b. 1825, was killed, with his wife and child, in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.) [As John (senior's) elder brother James (b. 1782) had died unm., in 1815, it was John who succeeded his half-brother, Sir David Wedderburn (b. 1775), as 2nd Bt. of Balindean, when Sir David died on 7/4/1858 without surviving issue. - Sir John died only four years later, on 2/7/1862, at 4, Chichester Terrace, Brighton, where he had been visiting a friend, Mr. George Ashburner (who was one of the executors of Sir John's Will') - Sir John was succeeded as 3rd Bt. of Balindean by his third son, David (b. 1835, at Bombay), who died, unm., on 18/9/1882, at Inveresk Lodge, Midlothian. - Sir David was succeeded by his younger brother. William (b. 25/3/1838, at 2 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh), who was bap. at Inveresk Lodge on 9/5/1838, q.v. (W.B. pp. 298-301)]

1800 David Wedderburn [b. 1775, e. surv. s. of Sir John Wedderburn of Balindean & his first wife, Margaret Ogilvy] m. Margaret Brown (2nd d. of George Brown of Ellistoun, Roxburghshire, a Commissioner for Excise for Scotland) on 2/9/1800, at Comrie, Perth. [David had joined Webster, Wedderburn & Co. in London in 1796. - After his father's death, in June 1803, he succeeded to Balindean and in October 1803 he was created a baronet of Great Britain. - Sir David was M.P. for Perth 1805-1818. - In 1819-20 he sold Balindean to a Mr. Trotter, provost of Edinburgh, and in 1823 he was appointed Postmaster-General for Scotland - which post he held until 1831. - He died on 7/4/1858, at Inveresk, and is there buried. (W.B. pp. 296-97)


157. John James WEDDERBURN

1802 John James Wedderburn, elder s. of Sir David Wedderburn, 1st Bt. of Balindean (b. 1775, e. surv. s. of Sir John Wedderburn of Balindean & Margaret Ogilvie) & Margaret Brown [m. 1800], was b. on 16/10/1802 at Hanover Square, London. He died on 11/10/1810, at Brighton, and was buried at Glynde, Sussex, 'near the seat of his uncle, the then Lord Hampden'. (W.B. pp. 297/98)


158. George WEDDERBURN

1804 George Wedderburn, yngr. s. of Sir David Wedderburn, 1st Bt. of Balindean (b. 1775, e. surv. s. of Sir John Wedderburn of Balindean & Margaret Ogilvie), & Margaret Brown (m. 1800), was b. on 16/11/1804 at Hanover Square, London. He died on 23/5/1823, at Brompton, whilst a student at Cambridge, and was buried with his elder brother in the churchyard at Glynde, Sussex, 'near the seat of their uncle the then Lord Hampden'. (W.B. pp. 297/8)


115. Sir John WEDDERBURN 2nd Bt. of Balindean

1789 John Wedderburn, 2nd s. of Sir John Wedderburn of Balindean by his second wife, Alicia Dundas, was bap. on 1/5/1789, at Inchture. - Perth IGI. - John entered the Indian Civil Service and went out to Bombay in 1807. He held a number of important posts there during the following 30 years. - John m. Henritetta Milburn (only surviving child of William Milburn of the East India Company) at St. Thomas's Church, Bombay, on 7/9/1822. He retired on 1/5/1837 and he returned home with his wife and children. They lived for many years at Keith House, co. Haddington, spending the spring of each year at 'Meredith', near Tibberton, Gloucestershire (which his wife had inherited from a maternal uncle of that name). They had 4 sons & 5 daughters, of whom 3 sons & 4 daughters survived infancy. (Their 2nd but e. surv. s., John, b. 1825, was killed, with his wife and child, in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.) [As John (senior's) elder brother James (b. 1782) had died unm., in 1815, it was John who succeeded his half-brother, Sir David Wedderburn (b. 1775), as 2nd Bt. of Balindean, when Sir David died on 7/4/1858 without surviving issue. - Sir John died only four years later, on 2/7/1862, at 4, Chichester Terrace, Brighton, where he had been visiting a friend, Mr. George Ashburner (who was one of the executors of Sir John's Will) - Sir John was succeeded as 3rd Bt. of Balindean by his third son, David (b. 1835, at Bombay), who died, unm., on 18/9/1882, at Inveresk Lodge, Midlothian. - Sir David was succeeded by his younger brother. William (b. 25/3/1838, at 2 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh), who was bap. at Inveresk Lodge on 9/5/1838, q.v. (W.B. pp. 298-301)]


159. John WEDDERBURN

2nd but e. surv. s., John, b. 1825, was killed, with his wife and child, in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

A CONTEMPORARY STORY (from an article by Balram Tandon, in the mid-1900s)

"... One of the hundreds of thousands of Englishmen who served the Raj in 19th-century India and were killed during the Sepoy mutiny in 1857, has been given the status of a "Pir" or Moslem saint, with supernatural powers.

People from the Punjab, Haryana and other very distant Indian states travel to Hissar where in the local garden stands a stone memorial to Mr. John Wedderburn, collector of the Hissar district, who with his wife and infant son was killed by mutinous Sepoys on May 29, 1857.

None of the Wedderburns were buried where the stone memorial in the garden was erected in later years by the Government to commemorate an official who served the district well and was popular.

The Wedderburns were buried in the graveyard of the East India Company which ruld India until the 1857 mutiny. It remained little more than an attraction for visitors to the town until 20 years ago.

The story goes that some years ago, an old woman from Sriganganagar village went to the local courts to help her only son fight a criminal case in which he had been falsely implicated. Fatigued by her ordeal in the court, she decided to rest by the trees surrounding the memorial.

When she woke up she looked at the stone column with the cross under steeple top arches and mistook it for the grave of a "Pir" to which India's highly superstitious people make offerings for the granting of favours.

The old woman asked for the acquittal of her son. Luckily her son was discharged and when he was released she took him to Pir John Wedderburn Sahib's Maqbara (resting place) and made generous offerings of country liquor, fruit, sweets and an ornate sheet. She also lit a small earthen and wicker lamp.

The woman then told the village how the good Pir Sahib of the Company Bagh - the East India Company garden - had blessed her son. In time the story spread and offerings at the memorial pedestal became common.

Over the years the custom of a bottle of country drink in the offerings has given way to a bottle of Indian whisky since they say that this particular Pir Sahib was British and drank only whisky, not the strong rough arak of India. They now also light candles instead of lamps since he was a Christian....."


160. Sir David WEDDERBURN 3rd Bt. of Balindean

1835 David Wedderburn [afterwards 3rd Bt. of Balindean], 3rd s. Sir John Wedderburn, 2nd Bt. [b. 1825, half-brother of the 1st Bt., Sir David W., b. 1775] & Henrietta Milburn, was b. on 20/12/1835 at Woodgreen, Bombay. - David was called to the Scotch Bar in 1861 & a year later succeeded his father as 3rd. Bt. - He owned Inveresk Lodge but leased it to his eldest sister, Alicia Henrietta & her husband (her cousin, Lt.-Col., afterwards General, Sir William Hope, Bt.) - In the 1881 Census, Sir David Wetherburn (sic), Baronet, M.P., aged 45 ('b. Bombay') was a 'Renter of Chambers' at the Reform Club, St. James, Westminster, London. (His mother, Lady Wedderburn, was then a Visitor at the home of 'Earl's Daughter' Lady Mary Hope, widow, at 7 Ovington Gdns., Kensington, London. She died there on 7/4/1881.) On his mother's death Sir David succeeded to 'Meredith' in Gloucestershire. (He was captain of the 3rd Btn. of the Gloucestershire Militia.) - He died on 18/8/1882, unm., at Inveresk, and was succeeded by his younger brother William, b. 1838, q.v. [A 'Life of Sir David Wedderburn' was written by his youngest sister, Mrs. Louisa Percival, and published in 1884 by Kegan Paul & Co. (Margaret Agnes Colvile, a d. of Andrew Colvile, m. Charles Kegan Paul in 1856, q.v.)]


162. The Hon. Charles HOPE


a "planter" who "lived as a landed aristocrat in NSW"

the seventh son of John Hope, fourth Earl Hopetoun, by his second wife, Louisa Wedderburn


163. Ann? WEATHERBURN

1776 Ann Weatherburn, d. of Robert Weatherburn & Elizabeth ---, bap. 16/9/1776 at St. Anne's, Soho, Westminster. L/M IGI [Poss. 'ante-nuptial' child of Robert & Elizabeth m. 1781, q.v.?]


166. Maria WEATHERBOURN

1790 Maria Weatherbourn d. of Robert Weatherbourn & Elizabeth [Ryan], bap. 31/3/1790 at London, St. Katherine Creechurch. L/M IGI } [Not shown in the W.B. but 'Gaol' records at Dorset County Record Office show that Robert had 6 children


167. George WEATHERBOURNE

1791 Maria Weatherbourn d. of Robert Weatherbourn & Elizabeth [Ryan], bap. 1/7/1791 at London, St. Katherine Creechurch. L/M IGI } [Not shown in the W.B. but 'Gaol' records at Dorset County Record Office show that Robert had 6 children]


127. Andrew COLVILE WEDDERBURN

1779 Andrew Wedderburn, b. 6/11/1779, e. surv. (legitimate) s. of James Wedderburn 'of Inveresk', Midlothian (b. 1730, 2nd s. of Sir John Wedderburn, the executed 5th Bt. of Blackness) & Isabella Blackburn, joined the 'West India' House of Webster Wedderburn & Co. in London, as a salaried partner, in 1798. [Andrew's elder brother John, b. 1776, at Inveresk, went out to Jamaica in 1794 and d. there, unm., on 19/5/1799.] In 1802 (q.v.). Andrew m. i) Elizabeth Susannah Wedderburn (b. 1773 in Jamaica), who died a year later. Andrew m. ii) in 1806, the Hon. Mary Louisa Eden (b. 1788 in Spain). They had a large family. - In 1814 (q.v.) Andrew took the surname and arms of Colvile of Ochiltree in lieu of Wedderburn. (W.B. p. 308)

1814 Andrew Wedderburn (b. 1779 in Scotland, 2nd but e. surv. s. of James Wedderburn of Inveresk & Isabella Blackburn) 'by order in council and licence thereto, took for himself and his heirs in possession of Craigflower the surname and arms of Colvile of Ochiltree in lieu of those of Wedderburn'. W.B. p. 308 [Andrew, by then a partner in Wedderburn & Co. at 35 Leadenhall St., London, became the senior partner following the death, in 1820, of his second cousin, John Wedderburn (b. 1743 in Inverness, afterwards of Spring Garden, Jamaica).]

1836 Andrew Colvile was present at the inaugural meeting of the "Commercial Railway Company", held on 5/8/1836, at 16 Bishopsgate. - The Minutes (at the PRO) list the 28 men present: 'Andrew Colvile, Esq., Chairman of the West India Dock Company' is third on the list. (His name is followed by Thomas Hughes, Esq.) The Chairman of the East India Dock Co., William Routh, was also present, as well as a Sir William Young, Bt., a George Brown, Esq., and a Crawfurd Davidson. The Directors of the "Commercial" decided to amalgamate with the existing 'London-Blackwall Railway Company'. John Robertson, Chairman of London-Blackwall, was elected Chairman of the new 'Commercial Co.']


172. John COLVILE WEDDERBURN

1811 John Wedderburn [afterwards Colvile], 2nd s. of Andrew Wedderburn [b. 1779] & the Hon. (Louisa) Mary Eden [m. 1806], was b. 16/1/1811 at Langley Farm, Beckenham, Kent. [John Colvile d. (of scarlet fever) on 17/2/1830, while at Eton. He was buried at Bovingdon, Herts. (W.B. p. 309)]


173. Isabella COLVILE WEDDERBURN

1834 Isabella Colvile [b. 1812, 2nd d. of Andrew Colvile (formerly Wedderburn) & the Hon. Louisa Mary Eden, m. 1806] m. in Feb. 1834, at St. Marylebone's Church, London, Samuel Marindin, then a lieut. in the second lifeguards, but later in Holy Orders, and rector Buckhorn Weston, Dorset, and Pen Selwood, Somerset. They had 6 sons and 3 daughters. The Rev. Samuel Marindin d. on 3/1/1852. 'His widow lived for some years at Chesterton, Shropshire, where she d. on 4/8/1896'. (W.B. p. 309) [In the 'Preface' to Vol. I of the W.B., p. xvi, "A.W." apologises for his errors re their descendants on p. 309. - Corrections are shown in 'Additions & Corrections', W.B. Vol. I, p. 520.]


177. Eden COLVILE WEDDERBURN

1819 Eden Colvile, 4th & ygst., but ultimately only surv., s. of Andrew Colvile (formerly Wedderburn) & the Hon. (Louisa) Mary Eden [m. 1806], was b. on 12/2/1819, at Langley Farm, Beckenham, Kent. He joined his father's business, being the last representative of the old West India House of the Wedderburns (originally 'Webster & Co.'), 'of which his father had long been the head'. He m. at Montreal in Dec. 1845, Annie Maxwell (d. of Lieut.-Col. Maxwell of Montreal) but 'by her had no issue'. - He was Governor of the Red River Settlement under the Hudson Bay Company….. and visited Vancouver Island. He returned to England in 1852 and on his father's death, in 1856, 'he succeeded to most of his directorships and to the management of much West India business for members of his family and for himself. Few men have been more respected in all relations of life….'. Eden Colvile d. on 2/4/1893 and the representation of his grandfather, James Wedderburn of Inveresk, devolved on the descendants of his uncle, Peter Wedderburn-Ogilvy (b. 1781). (W.B. pp. 310 -312)]


186. Thomas WEDDERBURN OGILVY

1814 Thomas Wedderburn-Ogilvy, b. 8/9/1814 at Islabank (later renamed 'Ruthven'), Perthshire, Scotland [2nd s. of Peter Wedderburn-Ogilvy & Anna Ogilvy - see Eden Colvile, 1819, below], in 1898 was living at 23 Grafton St., Westminster and was heir presumptive to the baronetcy of Balindean. He m. Lady Henrietta Louisa Fermor in 1856 but they had no issue. - Thomas died in London on 12/10/1899, during the lifetime of Sir William Wedderburn, 4th Bt. of Balindean, and so did not inherit the title. (W.B. p.311)


187. John Andrew WEDDERBURN OGILVY

1818 John Andrew Wedderburn-Ogilvy, 4th s. of Peter Wedderburn-Ogilvy & Anna Ogilvy (see Eden Colvile, 1819), b. 2/7/1818 at Islabank (later renamed 'Ruthven'), Perthshire, Scotland, m. Jessie Stewart Gray, at Edinburgh, in 1860. (They had 7 sons & 4 daughters.) [On the death of his brother Thomas, in 1899, John Andrew W-O became the heir presumptive to the baronetcy of Balindean but as he died in 1806 (while Sir William Wedderburn, the 4th Bt., was still living), his son Charles James Wedderburn (b. 1861) then became the heir presumptive. He, too, died before Sir William, so it was Charles James' younger brother, John Andrew (b. 16/9/1866) who became the 5th Bt. of Balindean on Sir William's death in 1918. He changed his surname from Ogilvy-Wedderburn to Wedderburn-Ogilvy. [It is his descendant, Sir Andrew John Alexander Ogilvy-Wedderburn, b. 4/8/1952, who is now the 7th Bt. of Balindean.]


188. James WEDDERBURN

1814 James Wedderburn, e.s. of James Wedderburn [Solicitor-General for Scotland, b. 1782, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of James Wedderburn of Inveresk] & Isabella Clerk, b. 23/9/1814 at Edinburgh, studied medicine. In Nov. 1836 he entered the army as assistant surgeon to the Coldstream Guards. In 1838 he went with the regiment to Canada but was afterwards with the Scots Greys. [In the 1851 Census James was a 'visitor' at 118 Jermyn Street, London. ] James died 'on or about' 17/7/1863, unm., at 39 Craven Street, London. [His sister Jemima, b. 1/5/1823 in Edinburgh (who m. Hugh Blackburn), was a noted artist. (W.B. pp. 313/14) - See biography 'Jemima, the Memoirs of a Victorian Artist', ed. by Robt. Fairley, pub. 1988 (Canongate).]

1863 James Wedderburn (b. 1814, in Edinburgh), e.s. of the late James Wedderburn (Solicitor-General for Scotland) & Isabella Clerk, died on 17/7/1863 at 39 Craven Street, London, unm. - [James appears in the 1851 Census as: "Late surgeon, Scots' Greys, b. Edinburgh, aged 38" (sic). He was then lodging at 118 Jermyn Street, London. [He was buried in Brompton Cemetery. Scotch confirmation of his Will recorded at Somerset House on 27/10/1863. (W.B. p. 313 )


190. Major-General John WEDDERBURN Bengal Army

1879 John Wedderburn [b. 5/7/1820 at Edinburgh, 3rd s. of James Wedderburn (b. 1782, Solicitor-General for Scotland) & Isabella Clerk] died on 4/1/1879 at 21 Park Road, Haverstock Hill, Middlx. [John, a Major-General in H.M. Bengal Staff Corps, was m. twice. His first wife Matilda Costello, d.s.p. at 99 Earl's Court Rd., Kensington, on 19/9/1874 & he m. ii) in 1875, Margaret Panton (d. of William James Panton). (W.B. p. 313) John's Will was proved by his widow and sole executor on 25/1/1879. (They had no children.) - In the 1881 Census, Margaret, 'aged 29' ('b. Surrey'), was living at 19 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, with a Domestic Servant.]


192. Jemima WEDDERBURN

Jemima, b. 1/5/1823 in Edinburgh (who m. Hugh Blackburn), was a noted artist. (W.B. pp. 313/14) - See biography 'Jemima, the Memoirs of a Victorian Artist', ed. by Robt. Fairley, pub. 1988 (Canongate).]

"...in portraying animals, I have nothing to teach her..."
- Sir Edwin Landseer, 1843

Jemima was the youngest daughter of James Wedderburn, Solicitor General for Scotland and Isabella Clerk of Penicuik. Friend and pupil of John Ruskin who spoke of her as "the best artist he knew", and of Sir Edwin Landseer, this Scots girl was to become one of the foremost illustrators of the Victorian Age, achieving widespread recognition under the initials JB or her married name Mrs Hugh Blackburn.

She and her husband, Hugh Blackburn, Professor of mathematics at Glasgow University, bought Roshven Estate in 1854. Their homes in Glasgow and at Roshven became a focus for visits from some of the most celebrated figures of the century including John Ruskin, Sir John Everet Millais, Anthony Trollope, the Duke of Argyll, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Lister, Professer Helmholtz, Lord Kelvin and James Clerk-Maxwell, Jemima's first cousin.


Hugh BLACKBURN

Professor of mathematics at Glasgow University


Thomas DOUGLAS 5th Earl of Selkirk

April 8, 1820 - died, Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk.

7th and youngest but only surviving son and heir, born June 20, 1771; styled LORD DAER from 1797 till 1799; traveled extensively in North America and in the Highlands of Scotland; visited Canada in 1803 and founded a settlement on Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and another called Baldoon in Upper Canada. Returned to England in December, 1804. Rep. Peer from 1806-18, being a Whig in Politics; Lord Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kircudbright from 1807 until his death; F.R.S. July 7, 1808. In 1811, having received a large grant of land from the Hudson Bay Company, he founded another settlement on the Red River where the city of Winnipeg now stands. He revisited Canada in 1815 and stayed there for 4 years, travelling extensively. On his return, much broken in health, he went to Pau in France. He married November 24, 1807 at Inveresk, Joan, daughter of James Wedderburn-Colville of Inveresk, by Isabella, daughter of Andrew Blackburn. He died on April 8, 1820 at Pau, aged 48, and was buried there. His will was probated in 1820. His widow died June 10, 1871 at St. Mary’s Isle, aged 85.

His only son and heir, Dunbar James Douglas, was born April 22, 1809 in London. Upon his death in his 76th year in 1885, the title became dormant and his estates devolved on his elder sister, Isabella Helen, date of birth unspecified. The estates in 1883 comprised 22,264 acres with an annual income of £21,473, and a personal fortune approximating £515,000.The Earldom of Selkirk commenced with its granting to the first Earl, William Douglas afterwards William Hamilton on August 4, 1646.

Taken from THE COMPLETE PEERAGE, Vol. XI, pp. 619-20.


The Hon. Charles HOPE


a "planter" who "lived as a landed aristocrat in NSW"

the seventh son of John Hope, fourth Earl Hopetoun, by his second wife, Louisa Wedderburn


131. James GRAHAM/WEBSTER

) James Graham (b. 1774), 'who went into business in London in 1794, and, in 1818 (under the terms of the Will of his step uncle, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Webster, b. 1731, q.v.), took the surname Webster in lieu of Graham'. - In 1823, as James Webster, he m. Elizabeth Ramsay (in London), by whom he had 3 sons & a daughter (the e.s., James Graham Webster, is called his 'reputed son' in James' Will, q.v.); ii) Robert Graham (b. 1775), 'who d. unm. 9/9/1830'; iii) Isabella Graham (b. c1779), 'who d. unm. on 21/8/1830, aged 51'; iv) Katharine Graham (apparently also b. c1779) 'who d. unm. on 27/3/1743, aged 64'; v) David Graham (b. 1784), 'who succeeded to Pearsie, as heir of entail on the death of his uncle Charles Wedderburn of Pearsie in 1829 (taking the name of 'Wedderburn'), and d. unm. in 1858'; & vi) John Graham (b. 1787), 'who succeeded to Pearsie on the death of his brother David in 1858 (also taking the name 'Wedderburn'), and d. unm., 21/8/1870. W.B. pp. 323 & 324 (See Katharine W., b. 1750)


194. James GRAHAM WEBSTER

James Graham Webster, is called his 'reputed son' in James' Will


198. David GRAHAM WEDDERBURN

succeeded to Pearsie, as heir of entail on the death of his uncle Charles Wedderburn of Pearsie in 1829 (taking the name of 'Wedderburn')


199. John GRAHAM WEDDERBURN

'who succeeded to Pearsie on the death of his brother David in 1858 (also taking the name 'Wedderburn'), and d. unm., 21/8/1870. W.B. pp. 323 & 324


135. Elizabeth STEWART

Elizabeth Stewart (b. 11/1/1786) 'who m. her cousin, Alexander Stormonth (b. 1790) - from which marriage descend the Maclagan-Wedderburns of Pearsie'. W.B. p. 324]


200. Katharine STORMONTH

1750 Katharine Wedderburn, [2nd] d. of Robert Wedderburn [of Pearsie & Isobel Edward], bap. 28/5/1750 at Kingoldrum. Angus IGI [Katharine was b. at Pearsie on 6/6/1750. (Gregorian Calendar.) - She m., c1780, Dr. Robert Stewart, an eminent physician in Dundee, and had a son & 3 daughters: James Stewart (b. & bap. at Dundee, 13/1/1782) 'who d. unm. 30/4/1839'; Isobel Stewart (b. 8/10/1763, bap. 13/10) 'who d. unm. 1834'; Margaret (twin with Isobel) 'who is said to have d. in infancy'; & Elizabeth Stewart (b. 11/1/1786) 'who m. her cousin, Alexander Stormonth (b. 1790) - from which marriage descend the Maclagan-Wedderburns of Pearsie'. W.B. p. 324] (See Isobel W., b. 1753.) - Katharine died in Dec. 1793, leaving a 'death-bed deposition' re a legacy from her step-uncle, John Webster (of Webster & Co., Leadenhall St., London), who had died in July 1793. [See John's Will, written 1/2/1792.]
1753 Isobel Wedderburn [ygst.] d. of Robert Wedderburn/, bap. 10/10/1753 at Kingoldrum. Angus IGI [Isobel was b. at Pearsie 9/10/1753. (Greg. Calendar.) She m. at Dundee, 31/3/1795, the Rev. James Stormonth of Kinclune, minister at Airlie, and had a son & 6 daughters. - The son, Alexander Stormonth (b. 16/1/1790), m. his cousin Elizabeth Stewart (b. 1786 - see Katharine W., 1750), and their elder daughter, Katharine Stormonth (b. 1/11/1814), succeeded to Pearsie in 1870, on the death of John Graham-Wedderburn. (See Elizabeth W., 1746.) -(Katharine had m., 3/3/1834, at Broughty Ferry, the Rev. James Maclagan, D.D., and they had 6 sons & 4 daughters. - On succeeding to Pearsie, Mrs. Maclagan was required, as a condition of the entail, to 'assume the name & arms of Wedderburn' and it from Katharine & James that the Maclagan-Wedderburn family descends.) - W.B. pp. 324/5 & 327/8]


Elizabeth STEWART

Elizabeth Stewart (b. 11/1/1786) 'who m. her cousin, Alexander Stormonth (b. 1790) - from which marriage descend the Maclagan-Wedderburns of Pearsie'. W.B. p. 324]