Lockharts

Lockhart-Ross of Balnagown

(A branch off Carstairs, which branched off Lee)

by Isabelle S. Lockhart

Updated 30 Dec 2011.

Balnagown Castle was built in the 14th century in the valley by the Balnagown River in Easter Ross, of the Scotland Highlands.  Balnagown has been recognized as the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan Ross since 1374.

The original chiefs of Clan Ross were the original Earls of Ross until Uilleam III, Earl of Ross, died in 1372.  From then onwards the chieftainship of Clan Ross fell to a junior line descended from Aodh, Earl of Ross (d.1334).

The male Ross line expired with the 1745 death of George Ross, 13th Lord Ross.  The estates of Balnagown /Balnagowan were passed to Grizel Ross (d.1749), sister of George Ross, 13th Lord Ross, and daughter of William Ross, 12th Lord Ross (b.abt.1656-d.1738), of Hawkhead, and (1m.1679) Agnes Wilkie.  Grizel Ross married, in 1715, Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs (d.1755), whose descendants adopted the surname Lockhart-Ross and inherited Balnagown estates.

The Clan Ross (of Balnagown) chieftainship passed down the Lockhart line of Ross (Lockhart-Ross) from 1754, onward.

This Lockhart line also held the title of Baronet of Carstairs, which became extinct at the death of Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart-Ross (b.1872-d.1942).  At his death, his third wife inherited his estate, remarried, and in 1972, sold Balnagown Castle to Egyptian-born Mohamed Al-Fayed.

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Late 17th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–

(12G-Lee-Carstairs) 1. Sir James LOCKHART (b.abt.1645-d.31 Jul 1755), of Carstairs,

* 2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir James’ father William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Son of Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas.

+ m. 1715, Grizel ROSS (d. Nov 1749).

* Grizel Ross was the daughter of George Ross, and sister to Gen. Charles (11th Lord Ross) (b.1667-d.1732) of Balnagown. Charles Ross, having no family himself, had entailed (predetermined order of succession) his estates of Balnagown upon his sister’s children. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* Descendants of this marriage adopted LOCKHART-ROSS as their surname. [Scotland’s Historic Heraldry, pp. 495, 604.]

* 1710 Dec 18–Extract Special Retour in favor of Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, Kt., as heir of the deceased Sir William Lockhart of Carstairs, Kt., his father, of the lands and barony of Carstairs; and the office of bailiary thereof; and of debt over Douglas Ponneill in the Lordship of Douglas and sheriffdom of Lanark. [NAS. GD1/59/128]

* 1749 Jan 3–Extracts (two) of Bond of Tailzie by Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, bart., in favor of himself, in liferent, and William Lockhart, his eldest son, in fee, of the lands and barony of Carstairs. [Recorded in Register of Tailzies, 11 Jan 1749, and B. of C. & S., 13 Jan 1749]

* Clan Ross of Balnagown Chieftainship passed to Lockhart line of Ross in 1754.

* Children of Sir James Lockhart (d. 31 Jul 1755) (2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710) and Grizel Ross (1662-1749):

+ 1. Sir William Lockhart (b.abt.1715-d. 28 Jun 1758)  (3rd Baronet of Carstairs 1755)  (1st Lockhart-Ross of Balnagown), no male issue.  [John Burke, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Vol.II, London 1832]    (Continued below)

+ 2. Col. Sir James Lockhart-Ross (4th Baronet of Carstairs 1758)  (2nd Lockhart-Ross of Balnagown)  (b.abt.1717-d. 30 Sep 1760).

+ 3. George Lockhart (b.abt.1718-d.13 Aug 1778) (5th Baronet of Carstairs 1760) (3rd Lockhart-Ross of Balnagown).

* 1762–The estate of Carstairs was sold in 1762. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

+ 4. Admiral Sir John Lockhart-Ross (b. 11 Feb 1721-d. 9 Jun 1790)  (6th Baronet of Carstairs 1778)  (4th Lockhart-Ross of Balnagown).

+ 5. Charles Lockhart (b.abt.1723). [Register of Apprentices of The City of Edinburgh]

+ 6. Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799).

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(12G-Lee-Carstairs) 2. Isabel LOCKHART,

* Daughter of Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas.

+ m. 1702, Sir Thomas KIRKPATRICK of Closeburn, Scotland.

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Early 18th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN

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1. Sir William LOCKHART (b.abt.1715-d. 28 Jun 1758), of Balnagown,

* 3rd Baronet of Carstairs 1755.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir William’s grandfather William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Eldest son of Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

+ 1m. 1751, Philadelphia AGNEW of Lochnaw, Scotland.

+ 2m. 1755, Catherine PORTERFIELD of Fullwood, Scotland (-d. 15 Mar 1807).  [Register of Sasines, 42, IX (1688-1693) p321; X (1693-1699) p239.]

* 1749 Jan 3–Extracts (two) of Bond of Tailzie by Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, bart., in favor of himself, in liferent, and William Lockhart, his eldest son, in fee, of the lands and barony of Carstairs. [Recorded in Register of Tailzies, 11 Jan 1749, and B. of C. & S. 13 Jan 1749.]

* 1751 Jul 26–Instrument of Resignation in favor of Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, bart., in liferent, and William Lockhart, his eldest son, in fee, of the lands and barony of Carstairs; on Procuratory of Resignation contained in GD1/59/134. [National Archives of Scotland]

* 1763–List of accounts owing by the deceased Sir William Lockhart of Carstairs, bt, at the time of his death, 28 June 1758, and afterwards paid by Sir George Lockhart, his brother and executor. [National Archives of Scotland, GD5/441]

* Sir William Lockhart had no male issue; the title devolved upon his brother. [John Burke, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, Vol.II, London 1832]

* Children of Sir William Lockhart (1715-1758) (3rd Baronet of Carstairs 1755) and Catherine Porterfield:

+ 1.1. Jean/ Jane Lockhart, m. 1777, Col. William BERTRAM of Nisbet, Scotland. [NAS]

+ 1.2. Mary Lockhart, (unmarried).

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2. Sir James Lockhart-Ross (b.abt.1717-d.30 Sep 1760), of Balnagown,

* 4th Baronet of Carstairs 1758.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir James’ grandfather William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Other titles: Captain, Colonel.

* Son of Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

+ m. Elizabeth CROSSBIE (d.1814).

* 1732–James succeeded to Balnagown after the death of his Mother’s brother Charles Ross who had entailed his properties upon his sister Grizel’s children. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]
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3. George LOCKHART (b.abt.1720-d.13 Aug 1778), of Balnagown,

* 5th Baronet of Carstairs 1760.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for George’s ancestor William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Son of Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (4th of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

* (unmarried)

* 1752 May 12–Contract whereby William Lockhart of Carstairs, bart., dispones to George Lockhart, his brother, lawful son of Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, bart., the lands of Ravenstruther, in barony of Carstairs. [NAS]

* 1759 May 22–Special Retour in favor of George Lockhart, third son of the deceased Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, bart, as heir of the deceased Sir William Lockhart of Carstairs, bart, his brother, of the lands and barony of Carstairs (under exception). [NAS]

* 1760–Carstairs house was sold by Sir George Lockhart in 1760 to the Fullerton family. [NAS]

* 1762–The estate of Carstairs was sold in 1762. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland,p.412]
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Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790)

Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1760, published in “The Naval Chronicle” 1801.

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4. Sir John LOCKHART-ROSS (b.11 Nov 1721-d. 9 Jun 1790), of Balnagown.

* 6th Baronet of Carstairs 1778.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir John’s ancestor William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Other titles: Captain, Vice-Admiral, Admiral.

* Son of Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs (d.1755) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

+ m. 6 Sep 1762, Elizabeth DUNDAS of Lamington (-d.1817), eldest daughter of Lord President Robert Dundas of Arniston. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* 1721–Born at Lockhart Hall, in the county of Lanark, 11 Nov 1721. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* 1735–Entered the naval service at 14 yrs. of age.

* 1754–Clan Ross (of Balnagown) Chieftainship passed to Lockhart line of Ross in 1754.

* 1756–(Captain Ross of the Tartar) Advanced to the command of the Tartar frigate of 24 guns, with which, in the course of 15 months, he captured, in the British channel, nine of the enemy’s ships of war. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* 1761–He represented the Lanark burghs from 1761-1768, and the county of Lanark in 1768, 1774, and 1790. [The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, p. 244]

* 1764–Discharge and Renunciation by Captain John Ross of Balnagowan formerly designed “Captain John Lockhart, Commander of H.M. Ship of War the Chatham”, to Sir George Lockhart of Carstairs, bart, of the lands described in GD1/59/162. Recorded Gen. Reg. Sasines 24 Nov. 1764. [NAS, GD1/59/183]

* 1765–He removed with his family to Scotland and made Balnagown his principal residence.

* 1768–Elected M.P. for Lanark.

* 1780–On the death of his elder brother, he became a Baronet of Nova Scotia. [William Anderson, The Scottish Nation, Edinburgh and London 1877]

* 1782–Due to severe frost in summer 1782, there was a total failure of all means of subsistence to the peasantry in Ross-shire. Sir John, with a liberality which does him the highest credit, sent to be distributed to the sufferers on his own estates, a seasonable and bountiful supply of large quantities of pease, barley, flour, and potatoes, to which many hundreds owed their lives. He provided seed from his farms in the low country, where the failure was not nearly so great, to his Highland tenants in Kincardine. He discounted one-third of the arrears of rent over the whole of his estates. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* 1787 Sep 24–Promoted to rank of Vice-Admiral of the Blue. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* 1790 June 9–Sir John died at his seat of Balnagown, age 69, after a lingering and painful illness, and was interred in the Ross aisle, forming the east end of the church of Fearn, which has been the burying place of the Ross family for several centuries. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

* Children of Sir John Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown, and Elizabeth Dundas:

+ 4.1. Col. Sir Charles (Lockhart) Ross (b.abt.1763-d. 8 Feb 1814) of Balnagown, Scotland.

+ 4.2. Capt. James Lockhart-Ross, later Farquharson (-d. 5 Feb 1809).

+ 4.3. Judge George Lockhart-Ross (b. 25 Oct 1775-d. 17 Mar 1861).

+ 4.4. Lt. Col. John Lockhart-Ross (-d. 27 Jul 1809), d. at Talavera.

+ 4.5. Col. Robert Lockhart-Ross (-d. 22 Dec 1835).

+ (three daughters). [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.412]

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5. Charles LOCKHART (b.abt.1723-d),

* Son of Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

* (unmarried)

* Charles Lockhart, son to Sir James Lockhart of Carstairs, Bart, p. to George Cunningham, chir.-apoth. (chir.-apoth.: chirurgeon-apothecary: surgeon-pharmacist) [The Register of Apprentices of The City of Edinburgh, Vol. I. 1583-1647, Vol. II. 1648-1666, edited by Francis J. Grant, W.S., Lyon King of Arms, and issued in 1906. Guild Records 1666-1700, 1701-1755, 1756-1800. Edinburgh: Printed for the Society by James Skinner & Company]
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6. Thomas LOCKHART (b.abt.1725-d. bef.1799),

* Son of Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross.

+ m. 11 Dec 1766, Henrietta Hamilton GORDON (d.1799), daughter of Charles Hamilton Gordon of Newhall, Scotland.

* Children of Thomas Lockhart and Henrietta Hamilton Gordon:

+ 6.1. Charles Lockhart (b.1767-d. 2 Jul 1804) of Newhall, Scotland.

+ 6.2. Grace Lockhart, m. 22 Feb 1794, Lewis MACKENZIE (d.1810), younger of Scatwell.

+ 6.3. George Lockhart (unmarried).

+ 6.4. William Lockhart (unmarried).

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Mid 18th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (c.1715-1758) (3rd Baronet of Carstairs 1755) and Catherine Porterfield–

(14G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown) 1. Jean/Jane LOCKHART,

* Daughter of Sir William Lockhart (c.1715-1758) (3rd Baronet of Carstairs 1755) and Catherine Porterfield.

+ m. 1777, Col. William BERTRAM of Nisbet, Scotland. [NAS]

* 1777–Prenuptial contract between William Bertram of Nisbet on the one part and Miss Jean Lockhart, eldest daughter of the deceased Sir William Lockhart of Carstairs, bt, whereby the said William binds himself to infeft the said Jean in a liferent annuity of £250 sterling payable after his decease, under certain specified restrictions and limitations furth of the subjects specified in GD5/287 and said Jean, with consent of Dame Catherine Porterfield, her mother, widow of said Sir William, dispones in favor of said William the sum of £2500 sterling due to her under her parents’ marriage contract, with other provisions. 30/8/1777 [NAS, GD5/288]

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Late 18th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–

(14G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

1. Col. Sir Charles LOCKHART-ROSS (b.abt.1763-d. 8 Feb 1814), of Balnagown,

* 7th Baronet of Carstairs 1790.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir Charles’ ancestor William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Son of Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas. 

+ 1m. 1788, Matilda Theresa LOCKHART-WISHART, daughter and heir of Gen. Count James LOCKHART-WISHART of Carnwath. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.413]

+ 2m. 15 Apr 1799, Lady Mary Rebecca FITZGERALD (b. 6 May 1777-d. 28 Sep 1842), eldest daughter of William Robert Fitzgerald (2nd Duke of Leinster). [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.413]

* Lived at Bonninton House in Lanarkshire. [The New Statistical Acct of Scotland,1845, p.413]

* Lieutenant-General in the army, and Colonel of the 86th Regiment of Foot.

* Represented his native county in Parliament for many years.

* “According to a gossip column published in The Washington Post of 3 December 1901,  ‘ [Sir Charles] comes from a family which is renowned for its eccentricity. . .   [Charles Lockhart-Ross, the 7th Baronet] was so passionately fond of poultry that he insisted on having all the rooms at Balnagowan Castle littered with straw so that he might enjoy the pleasure of watching the chickens scratch and scrape among it.  In his days there was not a room in the castle in which was not apt to tread upon a sitting hen, or a new laid egg, hidden among the straw, and one of the very first things that his successor was obliged to do on succeeding to the property was to floor and wainscot afresh every room in the castle.’ “  [Leigh Rayment, www.leighrayment.com, 2003]

* 1814–Sir Charles died, 8 Feb 1814, suddenly, at Balnagown Castle. [The New Statistical Account of Scotland, 1845, p.413]

* Children of Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross (d.1814) and (1m.1788) Matilda Theresa Lockhart-Wishart (d.1791):

+ 1.1. (a son who died in childhood)

+ 1.2. Matilda Lockhart-Ross (d. 4 Sep 1819), m. 1812, Admiral Sir Thomas John COCHRANE, Royal Navy.

Children of Matilda Lockhart-Ross and Admiral Thomas John Cochrane:

1.2.1. Alexander Dundas Ross Wishart Baillie Cochrane (b.1816),

* Alexander–heir to the Lamington estate.
* Occupation: literary pursuits.
+ Alexander, m. 1844, Annabella Drummond.

* Children of Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross (d.1814) and (2m.1799) Lady Mary Rebecca Fitzgerald:

+ 1.3. Sir Charles William Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (b.19 Jan 1812-d. 26 Jul 1883), of Balnagown, 8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814.

+ 1.4. Emilia Olivia Lockhart-Ross (d. 24 Jun 1866), m. 29 Feb 1820, Sir Charles Macdonald-Lockhart (b. 8 Feb 1799-d. 8 Dec 1832).

+ 1.5. Mary Lockhart-Ross (d. 11 Jun 1852), m. 11 May 1825, Sir William Foulis of Ingleby (bapt. 29 May 1790-d. 7 Nov 1845).

+ 1.6. Geraldine Lockhart-Ross, unmarried.

[The New Statistical Acct. of Scotland,1845, p.413]

[Melville Henry, Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Anne of Exeter, Vol.2, 1994]

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2. Capt. James LOCKHART-ROSS, later FARQUHARSON (b.1771-d. 5 Feb 1809),

* Son of Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas.

+ m.16 Jun 1798, Catherine FARQUHARSON (b. 4 May 1774-d. 27 Feb 1845), youngest daughter and heiress of James Farquharson (10th of Invercauld). [Jervise, Anderson, Alexander, Michie, Epitaphs & Inscriptions from Burial Grounds & Old Buildings,1875]

* On his marriage Capt. Ross took the name of Farquharson. [The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1863]

* Captain in the Royal Navy.

* Children of James Ross-Farquharson and (m.1798) Catherine Farquharson:

+ 2.1. James Farquharson (d.1862) (12th of Invercauld), a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. [Anderson, Holl, Linton, The Scottish Nation, 1877]

+ 2.2., etc. (two daughters).

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3. Judge George LOCKHART-ROSS (b. 25 Oct 1775-d.17 Mar 1861),

* Son of Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas.

+ m. 27 Jun 1808, Grace HUNTER (b.15 Jun 1784-d.12 Aug 1864), of Barjarg, daughter of Rev. Andrew Hunter.

* One of the Judges of the Commissary or Consistorial Court.

* Children of George Ross (1775-1861) and Grace Hunter (1784-1864):

+ 3.1. Jemina Catherine Farquharson Ross (d. 3 Aug 1889).

+ 3.2. George Lockhart Ross (b.17 Jul 1814-21 Nov 1863).

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4. Lt. Col. John LOCKHART-ROSS (-d. 27 Jul 1809), d. at Talavera,

* Son of Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas.
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5. Col. Robert LOCKHART-ROSS (-d. 22 Dec 1835),

* Son of Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas.

+ m. Caroline ROSS.

* 4th Dragoon Guards.

* Children of Col. Robert Lockhart-Ross (d.1835) and Caroline Ross:

+ 5.1. Elizabeth Lockhart-Ross (d.1848), m.1841, (her 1st cousin) Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (1812-1883), of Balnagowan, 8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814. [Edmund Lodge, The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 1877]

+ 5.2. Robert Lockhart (b.9 Sep 1823-d.1873).

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  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Bart. of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799), and Henrietta Hamilton Gordan–

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1. Charles LOCKHART (-d. 2 Jul 1804) of Newhall, Scotland,

* Son of Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799) and (m.1766) Henrietta Hamilton Gordan.
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2. Grace LOCKHART,

* Daughter of Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799) and (m.1766) Henrietta Hamilton Gordan.

+ m. 22 Feb 1794, Lewis MACKENZIE, younger of Scatwell.
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3. George LOCKHART (unmarried),

* Son of Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799) and (m.1766) Henrietta Hamilton Gordan.
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4. William LOCKHART (unmarried),

* Son of Thomas Lockhart (c.1725-c.1799) and (m.1766) Henrietta Hamilton Gordan.

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Early 19th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Baronet of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–
  • (14G-Lee) Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross (c.1763-1814)  and (2m.1799) Lady Mary Fitzgerald–

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3. Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (b. 19 Jan 1812-d. 26 Jul 1883), of Balnagown.

* 8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir Charles’ ancestor William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.

* Son of Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross (b.abt.1763-d.1814) and (2m.1799) Lady Mary Fitzgerald.

+ 2m. 2 Mar 1865, Rebecca Sophia BARNES, daughter of Henry Barnes of Tufnell Park.

* Children of Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (1812-1883):

+ 1. Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart-Ross (1872-1942).

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  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Bart. of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–
  • (14G-Lee) James Ross-Farquharson (1771-1809) and (m.1798) Catherine Farquharson–

(15G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

1. James FARQUHARSON (12th of Invercauld) (d.1862), a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. [Anderson, Holl, Linton, The Scottish Nation, 1877]

* Son of James Ross-Farquharson (1771-1809) and (m.1798) Catherine Farquharson.

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  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Bart. of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–
  • (14G-Lee) Judge George Lockhart-Ross (1775-1861) and (m.1808) Grace Hunter (1784-1864)–

(15G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

2. George LOCKHART-ROSS (b.17 Jul 1814-21 Nov 1863).

* Son of Judge George Lockhart-Ross (1775-1861) and (m.1808) Grace Hunter (1784-1864).

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  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Bart. of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–
  • (14G-Lee) Col. Robert Lockhart-Ross (d.1835) and Caroline Ross–

(15G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

1. Elizabeth LOCKHART-ROSS (d.1848),

* Daughter of Col. Robert Lockhart-Ross (d.1835) and Caroline Ross.

+ m.1841, (her 1st cousin) Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (1812-1883), of Balnagowan, 8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814. [Edmund Lodge, The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, 1877]
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(15G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

2. Lt. Col. Robert LOCKHART-ROSS (b. 9 Sep 1823-d.1873),

* Son of Col. Robert Lockhart-Ross (d.1835) and Caroline Ross.

• Lt. Col., Army officer.

• SEE portrait of Robert Lockhart-Ross (1823-1873) at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Late 19th Century

  • LOCKHARTS of CARSTAIRS
  • (9G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (1570-1633) (11th of Lee, 1st of Carstairs) and Jean Auchinleck–
  • (10G-Lee) William Lockhart (2nd of Carstairs) and Mary Carmichael–
  • (11G-Lee) Sir William Lockhart (d.1710) (1st Baronet of Carstairs 1672) and Isobel Douglas–
  • (12G-Lee) Sir James Lockhart (d.1755) (2nd Bart. of Carstairs 1710) and (m.1715) Grizel Ross–
  • LOCKHART-ROSS of BALNAGOWN
  • (13G-Lee) Sir John Lockhart-Ross (1721-1790) and (m.1762) Elizabeth Dundas–
  • (14G-Lee) Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross (c.1763-1814) and (2m.1799) Lady Mary Fitzgerald–
  • (15G-Lee) Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (1812-1883) of Balnagown (8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814) and (2m.) Rebecca Sophia Barnes–

Charles Ross (1872-1942)

(16G-Lee-Carstairs-Balnagown)

1. Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick LOCKHART-ROSS (b.4 Apr 1872-29 Jun 1942), of Balnagown, Rosshire,

* Born at Balnagown Castle in Scotland – died in St. Petersburg, Florida.

* 9th Baronet of Carstairs 1883.  This was a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, first created, 28 Feb 1672, for Sir Charles’ ancestor William Lockhart of Carstairs and continuing through many descendants, some with the surname Lockhart-Ross, of Balnagown.  The title became extinct at the 1942 death of Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart-Ross.

* Son of Sir Charles William Frederick Augustus Lockhart-FitzGerald (1812-1883) of Balnagown, 8th Baronet of Carstairs 1814, and Rebecca Sophia Barnes.

* Sir Charles inherited from his father the enormous estate that Balnagown had become, an estimated 366,000 acres, including some of the best farmland and sporting acreage in Scotland. This estate was still intact when he died since he had created complex American corporations and had Balnagown estate declared U.S. territory, to avoid taxation. For these actions, he was outlawed by the British court and spent many years in exile. [www.tainmuseum.org.uk]

+ 1m. 26 Apr 1893, Winifred BERENS, the sister of the Countess of Cairns, a daughter of Alexander Augustus Berens of London.  In 1897, this marriage was dissolved.  [The New York Times, 1901]

+ 2m. 19 Nov 1901, Patricia “Pattie” Burnley ELLISON, daughter of Andrew Ellison of Louisville, Kentucky.  Miss Ellison was the great granddaughter of Gen. Charles Scott, third Governor of Kentucky, and who, at one time, was on Gen. Washington’s staff.  [The New York Times, 1901]  “Pattie” divorced Charles in 1930.

+ 3m. 1938, Dorothy MERCADO (d.1957), Sir Charles’ American secretary, who inherited Balnagown Castle at her husband Ross’ death.

* Sir Charles Ross was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.

* 1893–He was the inventor of the “Ross rifle”, which, with modifications, was approved for use by Canadian forces during World War I.

* 1899-1902–Served in South Africa during the Second Boer War.

* 1942–Sir Charles Ross died and was survived by his 3rd wife.  Dorothy and her second husband, Francis de Moleyns, could not manage the estates of Balnagown and gradually sold off most of the land. The remaining 60,000 acres were invested in an Allied Bank of Ireland Trust who formed the Ross Estates Company after de Moleyns’ death. [www.tainmuseum.org.uk]

* In 1972, Balnagown Estate was purchased by Mr. Mohamed Al Fayed who has added other lands to the estate through the years, and has restored Balnagown Castle. [www.alfayed.com]

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