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Families covered: Ker (Bellenden) of Bellenden, Ker of Roxburghe

William Drummond (later Ker), 2nd Earl of Roxburghe (d 02.07.1675)
Although he was a younger son (of the Earl of Perth), William obtained the earldom of Roxburghe as nominee (ratified by Parliament) of the 1st Earl of Roxburghe who was both his mother's father and his wife's father's father.
m. (mcrt 17.05.1655) Jean Ker (dau of Harry Ker, Lord Ker)
1. Robert Ker, 3rd Earl of Roxburghe (b c1658, d 08.05.1682)
  m. (10.10.1675) Margaret Hay (b c1658, d 22.01.1753, au of John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale)
A. Robert Ker, 4th Earl of Roxburghe (b c1677, d unm 13.07.1696)
  B. John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburghe (d 27.02.1740-1, Secretary of State for Scotland)
  m. (01.01.1707-8) Mary Finch (d 21.09.1718, dau of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham)
  i. Robert Ker, 2nd Duke of Roxburghe (b c1709, d 20.08.1755)
  m. (16.06.1739) Essex Mostyn (d 07.12.1764, dau of Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Bart of Mostyn)
  a. John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (b 23.04.1740, d unm 19.03.1804)
  b.+ other issue - Robert (b 27.08.1747, d 20.03.1781, Lt. Colonel), Essex (b 09.03.1742, d infant), Essex (b 25.03.1744, d unm), Mary (b 17.03.1746, d unm)
  C. William Ker (d unm 07.01.1741, Lt. General)
2. Harry Ker (dsp)
3. William Ker, Sheriff of Tweeddale (dsp 1684)
4. John Ker, later Bellenden, 2nd Lord Bellenden (d 03.1707)
  John inherited the title Lord Bellenden as he was the heir of his mother's father's cousin, Sir William Bellenden, 1st Lord Bellenden of Broughton.
  m. (10.04.1683) Mary Moore (d 17.03.1725-6, dau of Henry Moore, 1st Earl of Drogheda)
  A. John Bellenden, 3rd Lord Bellenden (b 1685, d 16.03.1740-1)
  m. (03.09.1722) Mary Parnell (bpt 26.06.1702, d 23.11.1792, dau of John Parnell of Baldock)
  i. Ker Bellenden, 4th Lord Bellenden (b 22.10.1725, d 13.03.1753)
  m. (13.03.1749) Elizabeth Brett (b c1727, d 21.01.1798, dau of Richard Brett)
a. John Bellenden, 5th Lord Bellenden (b 22.08.1751, dsp 20.10.1796)
  m. (26.06.1787) Sarah Cumming (d 21.11.1794, of Montego Bay, Jamaica)
  ii. Robert Bellenden, 6th Lord Bellenden (b 07.04.1734, d unm 18.10.1797, captain)
  iii. Jane Bellenden (b 26.06.1724, d 27.05.1763)
  m. (08.01.1741) Ephraim Miller of Hertingfordbury
  iv. Caroline Bellenden (b 29.03.1728, d 01.04.1802)
  m. (18.03.1760) John Gawler of Weyhill (b c1726, d 24.12.1803)
  v. Maria Bellenden (b 01.08.1729, d 15.05.1805)
  m. John Eatt of Cambridge
  vi. Diana Bellenden (b 17.12.1731, d 24.04.1759)
  m. (06.11.1758) John Bulteel 'of Membland'
vii.+ other issue - Mary (b 16.10.1726, d 26.01.1727), Margaret (b 01.10.1730, d 10.07.1732), Alice (b 03.02.1733, d unm 19.10.1796), Henrietta (b 25.10.1740, d unm)
  B. Robert Ker (b 05.03.1689, dsp)
  C. William Ker (b c1702, d 1759, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (1726) Jacomina Farmer (b c1705, of Normington)
  i. John Bellenden-Ker, 7th Lord Bellenden, 4th Duke of Roxburghe (bpt 20.10.1728, d 23.10.1805)
  After John's death without surviving issue, the Dukedom lay dormant for some years but was eventually successfuly claimed by Sir James Innes, Bart, great-grandson of a grand-daughter of the 1st Earl of Roxburghe.
  m1. (07.12.1750) Margaret Burroughs (dau of Rev. Burroughs)
  a.+ 3 children (d infant)
  m2. (29.06.1789) Mary Bechenoe (dau of Capt. Benjamin Bechenoe)
  ii. Jacomina Ker
  m. (04.04.1749) Thomas Orby Hunter of Waverley Abbey
D. James Ker
  m. Mary Jenour (dau of Sir Maynard Jenour, 3rd Bart of (Bigods in) Great Dunmow) probably wife of James and mother of ...
  i. James Ker of Bigods (dsp before 28.01.1763, captain)
  ii. Elizabeth Ker
  m. Edward Kelly of Dublin
  iii. Jemima Ker (a 1762, d unm)
  iv. Mary Ker
  m. Sir Richard Murray, Bart
  E. Sir Henry Ker (dsp 07.04.1761)
  F. Margaret Ker (d unm)
  G. Mary Ker (d 18.12.1736)
  m. (1720) John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll (b c1693, d 09.11.1770)
5. Jean Ker
  m. Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres (bpt 23.08.1652, d 11.1721/1723)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Roxburghe), TSP (Roxburghe), TSP (Bellenden)
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