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Families covered: Fleming of Boghall, Fleming of Wigtown (Wigton or Wigtoun)

John Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigtown (b 1567, d 04.1619)
m1. (mcrt 01.1585-6) Lilias Graham (d 1606, dau of William Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose, by Jean Drummond)
1. John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown (b c09.12.1589, d 07.05.1650)
  m. mcrt (02.1609) Margaret Livingston (d c10.12.1651, dau of Alexander Livingston, 1st Earl of Linlithgow, by Eleanor Hay)
  A. John Fleming, 3rd Earl of Wigtown (d 02.1664/5)
  m. (mcrt 10.03.1633) Jane Drummond (dau of John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, by Jean Ker)
i. John Fleming, 4th Earl of Wigtown (d 04.1668)
  m. (mcrt 05.12.1660) Anne Ker (d 11.1673, dau of Harry, Lord Ker, by Margaret Hay)
  a. Jean Fleming (d 04.1683)
  m. (23.12.1677) George Maule, 3rd Earl of Panmure (d 01.02.1686)
ii. William Fleming, 5th Earl of Wigtown (d 08.04.1681, 5th son)
  m. (09.1670) Henrietta Seton (b 06.1652, dau of Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline (by Mary Douglas), m2. Earl of Crawford & Lindsay)
  a. John Fleming, 6th Earl of Wigtown (b c1673, d 10.02.1744)
  m1. (14.03.1698, div 07.12.1708) Margaret Lindsay (d before 08.02.1711, dau of Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres, by Jean Ker)
  (1) Margaret Fleming (dsp before 11.1724)
  m. Sir Archibald Foulis-Primrose of Ravelston and Dunipace, 2nd Bart (b c1692, d 15.11.1746)
  m2. (mcrt 08.02.1711) Mary Keith (d 1721, dau of William Keith, 9th Earl Marischal, by Mary Drummond)
  (2) Clementina Fleming (b 1719, d 01.01.1799)
  m. (14.10.1735) Charles Elphinstone, 10th Lord (b 06.08.1711, d 06.04.1781)
  m3. Eupheme Lockhart (b 12.02.1702/3, d 24.11.1762, dau of George Lockhart of Carnwath (by Eupheme Montgomerie), m2. Maj. Gen. Peter MacElligot)
  b. Charles Fleming, 7th Earl of Wigtown (b c1676, d unm 16.05.1747)
  See ## below for a possible successor.
  c. Mary Fleming (d 03.1702)
  m. (30.03.1695) Harry Maule of Kelly (d 23.06.1734)
  d.+ other issue - daughter (bur 24.03.1675), Henrietta
  iii. Charles Fleming (d unm 03.1684, Captain)
  p. Isabel Anderson
  a. Elspeth Fleming (bpt 1678)
  iv. Lilias Fleming (a 1673)
  m. Richard Story
  v.+ other issue (d unm) - Sir Robert (d 1664), James, Harry, Margaret, Jean
  B. Alexander Fleming
C. Sir William Fleming (dsp before 26.06.1672)
  D. Eleanor Fleming (dsp 20.04.1652)
  m. (23.04.1650) David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss
  E. Anne Fleming (d 20.04.1661)
  m1. (mcrt 10.09.1639) Robert Boyd, 8th Lord (b c1618, dsp 17.11.1640)
  m2. (mcrt 10.12.1644) George Ramsay, 2nd Earl of Dalhousie (d before 05.08.1674)
  F. Jean Fleming
  m. (1641) Sir John Grierson of Lag (d 04.1658)
  G. Lilias Fleming
  H. Helen Fleming
2. James Fleming of Boghall (d 10.1623)
  m. (mcrt 07.11.1612) Janet Brisbane (dau of John Brisbane of Bishopton)
A. John Fleming of Boghall (dsp)
  B. James Fleming (dsp before 24.05.1654)
  C.+ other issue (Francis, Anna, Jean)
3. Malcolm Fleming
  m. Helen Bruce mother of Jean, presumed also of ...
A. John Fleming (d 04.1684, Lt. Colonel)
  B. William Fleming (d before 08.10.1684)
  C. Jean Fleming
  m. Adam Murray of Carden
  D.+ other issue - Helen, Mary
4. Alexander Fleming (d c1652)
  TCP (vol XII/2) reports that, after the death of the 7th Earl (## above), the Earldom (and associated Baronies) "probably became extinct", nor has anyone proved a right to the ancient Barony of Fleming .. which also probably became extinct" but then cross-refers to Appendix E therein (which is entitled "The soi-disant Earls of Wigtown") which reports that, on the death of the 7th Earl, the title was "at once asumed" by the undermentioned '8th Earl'. TCP reports that "the Committee for Privileges, resolved, 6 Feb. 1782, that he had no right thereto". The following comes from TSP with support from TCP, BE1883 & Burke's 'Heraldic Illustrations' (1846, plate CXXXIV).
  A. James Fleming (d 1684, rector of Ray(moghy), co. Donegal)
  m. (09.1660) Janet Forsyth (dau of Rev. Alexander Forsyth of Letterkenny)
i. James Fleming (d c10.1729, rector of Castlane or Whitechurch, co. Kilkenny)
  m. (1700) Magdalen Way (dau of Rev. Thomas Way of Ossory)
  a. Charles Ross Fleming, '8th Earl of Wigtown' (bpt 12.04.1711, d 18.12.1769, 2nd son)
m. (26.12.1743) Anne Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Killyleagh, sister of William of London)
  (1) Hamilton Fleming, '9th Earl of Wigtown' (bpt 27.02.1744/5, d 13.06.1809)
  m. (14.12.1769) Mary Charlotte Child (b c1749, d 31.01.1797, dau/coheir of William Child of Birthwaite Hall by Sarah Maria, dau of William Rooke of Barnsley)
  (A) Harriet Jane Laura Fleming (b c1778, d 06.11.1813)
  m. (13.10.1794) William Gyll of Wyrardisbury (d 1806, Captain)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp, rector in Jamaica), John (dsp 09.12.1759), Eustac(ia), Elizabeth, Mary, Arabella
  ii. Elizabeth Fleming (dsp)
  m. John Stewart of Ducarrick
  iii.+ other issue - Thomas, Matthew
5. Jean Fleming (d 03.1612)
  m. (1603) George Campbell, Master of Loudoun (dvp 03.1612)
6. Ann Fleming (d 07.1625) --
  m1. (mcrt 05.11.1607) Sir William Livingston of Darnchester (dvp before 16.02.1615) --
  m2. (mcrt 18.09.1618) Sir John Seton of Barns
7. Margaret Fleming (d before 06.06.1622)
  m. (1613) Sir John Charteris of Amisfield
8. Lilias Fleming
  m. (1627) Sir David Murray of Stanhope
9. Mary Fleming
  m. (1634) Archibald Stewart, younger of Castlemilk (dvp 05.1643)
10. Rachel Fleming
  m. (1624) George Lindsay of Covington
m2. Sarah Maxwell (dau of John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles, (by Agnes), widow of Sir james Johnston, m3 Viscount Montgomery
11.+ other issue - Sarah, Jean (d 21.12.1638)
partner unknown
13. son

Main source(s): TSP (Wigtown), BE1883 (Fleming of Wigton) with some support from TCP (Wigtown)
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