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Families covered: Wemyss of Bogie, Wemyss of Caskieberran, Wemyss of Dron, Wemyss of Kirkcaldy, Wemyss of Wemyss

Sir David Wemyss of Wemyss (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
m1. (before 11.05.1493) Euphemia Lundy (dau of John Lundy of that ilk)
1. David Wemyss of Wemyss (d before 27.05.1544)
  m1. (mcrt 27.01.1511-2) Katherine Sinclair (d before 1526, dau of Henry Sinclair, 3rd Lord)
  A. Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss (b c1513, d 16.11.1593)
  m1. (c20.10.1534, div 1556) Margaret Otterburn (d by 1567, dau of Sir Adam Otterburn of Redhall)
  i. David Wemyss of Wemyss (d 22.02.1596-7)
  m. (mcrt 07.05.1556) Cecilia Ruthven (d 08.07.1589, dau of William Ruthven, 2nd Lord)
  a. Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss (d c1621)
  m1. (mcrt 17.04.1574) Margaret Douglas (dau of William Douglas of Lochleven, 6th Earl of Morton)
m2. (mcrt 08.1581) Mary Stewart (dau of Sir James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune)
  (1) David Wemyss (dvpsp 08.1608)
  m. (c03.1608) Elizabeth Leslie (dau of Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes)
(2) Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, 1st Earl of Wemyss (b c1586, d 22.11.1649)
  m. (mcrt 09.1609) Janet/Jean Gray (d 17.08.1649, dau of Patrick Gray, 6th Lord)
  (A) David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss (b 06.09.1610, d 07.1679)
  m1. (04.02.1627) Anna Balfour (d 10.11.1649, dau of Robert Balfour, Lord Burleigh)
  (i) Jean Wemyss (b 19.06.1629, d 05.01.1717)
  m1. (1649) Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus (b c1609, dvp 16.01.1655)
  m2. (11.08.1659) George Gordon, 15th Earl of Sutherland (b 02.11.1633, d 04.03.1703)
(ii)+ other issue - John (b 22.11.1627, d before 1636), David (b 05.06.1632, d before 1649), John (b 10.12.1636, d before 1646), Robert (b 01.08.1639, d before 1649), John (b 10.12.1636, d before 1646), Alexander (b 20.10.1647, d before 1653), Margaret (b 24.09.1630, d 17.05.1648), Mary (b 07.02.1638, d unm 12.10.1654), Isabella (b 14.02.1642, d before 08.1649), Anna (b 20.09.1643, d before 08.1649)
  m2. (mcrt 04.04.1650) Helenor Fleming (dsp 20.04.1652, dau of John Fleming, Earl of Wigtown)
  m3. (13.01.1653) Margaret Leslie (d 02.1688, dau of John Leslie, Earl of Rothes)
  (xii) David Wemyss, Lord Elcho (b 13.03.1655, d 28.09.1671)
  (xiii) Margaret Wemyss, Countess of Wemyss (b 01.01.1659, d 11.03.1705)
  m1. (mcrt 25.12.1671) James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland (d 12.1682)
  As shown below, their elder son became the next Earl of Wemyss.
  m2. (29.04.1700, sp) Sir George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromarty (b 1630, d 27.07.1714)
  (xiv)+ other issue - John (b 18.12.1653, d c1656), Hew (d 23.05.1656, d c1659), John (d 13.10.1657, d c1661)
  (B) Mary Wemyss (d 1647)
  m. (mcrt 07.1631) John Sinclair, 9th Lord (bpt 29.10.1610, d 10.11.1674)
  (C) Anna Wemyss (d 20.09.1643)
  m1. (mcrt 30.12.1631) Alexander Lindsay, younger of Edzell
  m2. (mcrt 10.10.1639) Mungo, 2nd Viscount of Stormont (dsp 11.03.1642)
(D) Jean Wemyss (d before 1622)
  m1. (mcrt 08.1633) Sir Alexander Towers, younger of Inverleith (d c1646)
  m2. (mcrt 08.1649) Harry Maule of Balmakellie (bur 08.04.1667)
  (E) Elizabeth Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 15.04.1636) John Aytoun of that ilk
(F) Catherine Wemyss (dsp 24.02.1668)
  m1. (mcrt 12.12.1654) David Carnegie of Craig (d c1663)
  m2. (16.08.1664) Sir Andrew Ker of Greenhead (d 05.1665)
  (G)+ 7 sons and 3 daughters (all died young)
  (3) Cecilia Wemyss (dsp)
  m. (mcrt 03.10.1599) William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine
  (4) Janet Wemyss (dsp 04.1655)
  m. Robert Colville of Cleish, 1st Lord of Ochiltree
(5) Isabel Wemyss (b c1598, d 1636)
  m. (mcrt 1614) Hugh Fraser, 7th Lord of Lovat (b 09.1591, d 1646)
  (6) Catherine Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 18.08.1624) Sir John Haldane, 11th of Gleneagles (d before 03.03.1653)
  b. Sir James Wemyss of Bogie (d c1640)
  m1. (1585) Margaret Melville (d 10.1598, dau of John Melville of Raith)
  (1) James Wemyss (dvp before 12.07.1634) presumed of this marriage
  m. (mcrt 14.03.1612) Margaret Kinninmonth (dau of Andrew Kinninmonth of that ilk & Craighall by Cecilia Wemyss)
  (A) Sir John Wemyss of Bogie (a 1665, d before 02.1679)
  m1. (mcrt 08.1635) Elizabeth Aytoun (dau of Sir John Aytoun of that ilk)
  m2. (20.08.1675) Margaret Johnston (d before 16.08.1707, dau of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston)
  (B) David Wemyss of Balfarg
  m. Mary Wemyss (dau of David Wemyss of Fingask)
(i) Sir James Wemyss, 1st Bart of Bogie (a 1705)
  The following is partly supported by TCB (vol 4, 'Wemyss of Bogie', p429+).
  m. (11.01.1670) Anna Aytoun (dau of Sir John Aytoun of that ilk by Elizabeth, dau of John, 1st Earl of Wemyss)
  (a) Sir John Wemyss, 2nd Bart of Bogie
  m. Anne Lockhart (d 20.06.1766, dau of Sir William Lockhart by Marie Carmichael)
  ((1)) Sir James Wemyss, 3rd Bart of Bogie (a 06.1766, d unm)
  ((2)) George Wemyss in Edinburgh (d 17.12.1747)
  ((3)) Barbara Wemyss
  m. Sir Henry Seton, 3rd Bart of Abercorn (d 1751)
  (b) Thomas Wemyss (d 03.03.1716)
  m1. (mcrt 24.02.1700) Christian Main (dau of David Main by Grisel Weir)
  ((1)) Grisel Wemyss
  m2. Annabella Maxwell
  ((2) Thomasin(e) Wemyss
m. (29.03.1741) William Aytoun of Edinburgh (goldsmith)
  ((3))+ other issue - James, Elizabeth, Anna, Annabell, Mary
  (c) David Wemyss in Edinburgh
  m. (03.06.1702) Katherine Baillie (dau of John Baillie of Edinburgh, probably of the family of Hardington)
  (d) Margaret Wemyss
  m1. John Bethune of Blebo
  m2. Philip Hamilton of Kilbrackmont
  (ii) Ludovick Wemyss (d young)
  (iii) daughter probably the Helen who married ...
  m. Laurence Oliphant, 3rd of Condie
  (C) Henry Wemyss of Bontine
  This line comes from TCB (vol 4, p430+) but there is an indication of some possible confusion with the Henry of the previous generation.
  (i) James Wemyss in Mains of Bogie
  (a) John Wemyss (b c1714, d 1794)
  m. Cecil Durie (dau of Robert Durie)
  ((1)) David Wemyss of Kirkcaldy (dsp 1818, brewer)
  ((2)) James Wemyss (d 02.02.1822, minister of Burntisland)
  m. Christiana Charteris (dau of Samuel Charteris)
  ((A)) (Sir) James Wemyss of Edinburgh, '4th Bart' (d unm 29.02.1849, WS)
  ((3)) John Wemyss of Kirkcaldy had issue
  TCB reports that John's son and that son's grandson/heir also assumed the baronetcy and that this appears to have been supported (or at least reported) by some sources .
  (D) Elizabeth Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 07.09.1641) Alexander Orrock of that ilk
m2. (mcrt 22.05.1599) Elizabeth Durie (a 04.1653, dau of David Durie of that ilk)
  (2) David Wemyss (d before 1653)
  m. Margaret Orrock
  (A)+ issue - James (bpt 01.01.1641), John (bpt 23.10.1646), Elizabeth (bpt 01.06.1642), Janet (bpt 25.06.1643)
  (3) Henry Wemyss 'of Contine or Conland' of Wester Bogie (d 30.05.1654)
  m1. (mcrt 26.11.1639) Isabel Kirkcaldy ('dau of Sir John Kirkaldy of Grange')
  (A) Margaret Wemyss
  m. (28.10.1658) John Paterson, Bishop of Edinburgh then Archbishop of Glasgow
  m2. (mcrt 09.04.1653, sp) Margaret Durie (dau of Robert Durie of East Newton by Margaret Durie)
  (4) George Wemyss of Wester Pitcaple (principal of St. Leonard's College, St. Andrew's)
  m. Magdalene Lundie (d 04.03.1666)
  (5) Ludovick Wemyss
  (A) James Wemyss
  (6) Andrew Wemyss of Glennistoun (d 1649)
(A)+ issue - son (d 06.1666), Elizabeth
  (7) James Wemyss
  Not known by which marriage were ...
  (8) Elizabeth Wemyss
  m1. (mcrt 04.02.1628) John Boswell of Pittedy
  m2. (mcrt 16.08.1638) James Arnot of Wester Fernie
  (9) Janet Wemyss (dsp 20.04.1653)
  m. (mcrt 31.12.1630) John Lundie of Easter Conland (d 04.1641, son of Robert of Balgonie)
c. Andrew Wemyss of Newton (dsp by 1585)
  d. Patrick Wemyss, 1st of Rumgay (d 1625) ancestor of Wemyss of Rumgay
  m. Elizabeth Sandilands (d 02.02.1606)
  e. David Wemyss ancestor of Wemyss of Fingask
  f. Henry Wemyss (d 08.1652) ancestor of Wemyss of Foodie
  g. Margaret Wemyss (d 09.1636) --
  m. (mcrt 05.04.1578) James Beaton, 5th of Creich --
  h. Jean Wemyss --
  m. (mcrt 18.04.1578) James Makgill of Rankeillour (d 06.11.1602) --
  i. Cecilia Wemyss
m1. (1585) Andrew Kinninmonth of that ilk
  m2. William Learmonth of Clatto
  j. Elizabeth Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 01.08.1597) Alexander Wood of Lamlethan
  k. Isabel Wemyss
  m1. (mcrt 10.12.1600) John Auchmoutie of that ilk of Easter Fernie (d before 10.10.1608)
  m2. (by 1615) Stephen Orme
  ii. John Wemyss
  iii. Margaret Wemyss (d 09.1608)
  m. (mcrt 27.11.1555) David Barclay of Collairnie (b 1530, d 09.08.1587)
  iv. Agnes (Ann) Wemyss
m. (before 02.1567-8) John Aytoun of Dynmure
  v. Elizabeth Wemyss
  m1. David Balfour of Balbuthy, Barry & Montquhannie
  m2. Robert Carnegie
  vi. Euphame Wemyss (d 16.11.1593)
  m1. Andrew Dunbar, 7th of Kilconquhar (dsp c1564)
  m2. (1568) David Carnegie of Panbride, of Colluthie, 7th of Kinnaird (d 19.04.1598)
  m2. (before 21.02.1557-8) Janet Trail (dau of Alexander Trail)
  vii. Gavin Wemyss of Powguild (b 1560)
  m. Katherine Wemyss (dau of David Wemyss of Unthank)
  viii. Patrick Wemyss (a 1596)
  partner(s) unknown
  ix. Robert Wemyss of Earl's Seat (d 08.1584)
  m. Margaret Law
  a. James Wemyss
  x.+ other issue - Michael (d c1571), James (a 1548), Duncan of Easter Wemyss (a 1593), John (a 1594), Katherine
  B. James Wemyss of Caskieberran
  m. Janet Durie (d 07.1578)
i. James Wemyss of Caskieberran (d before 01.1608)
  m. Elizabeth Simpson
  a. Sir James Wemyss of Caskieberran (d 1666)
  (1) James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland (d 12.1682)
  m. (28.03.1672) Margaret Wemyss, Countess of Wemyss (d 11.03.1705, dau of David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss)
  (A) David Wemyss, Lord Elcho, 4th Earl of Wemyss (bpt 29.04.1678, d 15.03.1720)
  Shown by BP1934 as 4th Earl (his mother being the 3rd Countess) but by TSP (Wemyss) as the 3rd.
  m1. (mcrt 13.08.1697) Anna Douglas (d 23.02.1700, dau of William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry)
  m2. (c1708) Mary Robinson (dsp before 08.09.1712, dau of Sir John Robinson, Bart of Farmingwood)
  m3. (mcrt 05.07.1716) Elizabeth Sinclair (dau of Henry, Lord Sinclair)
  (B) Anna Wemyss (d 09.01.1702)
  m. David Melville, 3rd Earl of Leven, 2nd Earl of Melville (b 05.05.1660, d 06.6.1728)
  (C) Margaret Wemyss (b c1676, d 29.03.1763)
  m. (mcrt 29.01.1697) David Carnegie, 4th Earl of Northesk (d 14.01.1729)
  (D)+ other issue - John (d infant), Catherine (d young)
  b. David Wemyss
c. Gavin Wemyss
  m. (before 1608) Agnes Scott (dau/granddau of ?? Scott of Balwearie)
  ii.+ other issue - Robert, John, Patrick, Duncan, Thomas, David, Gavin, Janet, Isabel, Marion
  C. Margaret Wemyss
  m. James Wemyss (brother of Wemyss of Pittencrieff)
  D. Grisel Wemyss
  m1. Andrew Kinninmonth
  m2. David Ramsay of Brackmonth
  E. Elizabeth Wemyss probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. (c1539) David Boswell of Glassmont (b 1520, dvp Pinkie 09.1547)
  m2. (mcrt 07.03.1526) Mariota Towers (dau of Sir John Towers of Inverleith)
F. David Wemyss of Dron and Strathardle (d 02.1593-4)
  m1. (c1553) Margaret Cunningham
  i. David Wemyss (a 1579)
  ii. Patrick Wemyss of Dron and Strathardle
  m. Helen Lundy
  a. Robert Wemyss
  m2. (c1577) Janet Beaton (d 22.01.1578-9, dau of John Beaton of Auchmithie)
  m3. Eupheme Kinninmonth (a 10.1596)
  G. Janet Wemyss --
  m1. (mcrt 28.04.1540) Thomas Clephane, younger of Carslogie --
  m2. Robert Boswell
  H. Mariota Wemyss
  m. (mcrt 26.11.1549) Robert Fairlie of Braid
  partner(s) unknown
  I. Margaret Wemyss
  m. Alaster Reid/Robertson
  J.+ other issue - James, Patrick
2. James Wemyss of Newton and Cameronmill (a 02.1534-5)
3. Robert Wemyss of Easter Lathrisk (d before 24.10.1542)
  m. Janet Symsoun (a 01.1544-5, dau of William Symsoun of Lathrisk)
  A.+ issue - David, Robert
  partner unknown
  C. John Wemyss
4. Elizabeth Wemyss (d unm before 26.10.1544)
m2. (c1510) Janet Gray (dau of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord)

Main source(s): TSP (Wemyss), BP1934 (Wemyss), TSP (Burntisland)
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