David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss

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David Wemyss

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Death: Died in Wemyss Castle, Fifeshire, Scotland
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Son of John Wemyss, 1st Earl of Wemyss and Jane / Jean Wemyss, Countess of Wemyss
Husband of Margaret Leslie and Hon. Anna Balfour
Father of Margaret Wemyss and Jean Gordon
Brother of Lady Beatrice Fraser; Anne Wemyss; Elizabeth Wemyss; Catherine Wemyss and Mary Wemyss

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David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss (6 September 1610 – July 1679) was an army officer.


Only son of John Wemyss, 1st Earl of Wemyss and Jean Gray (d. 1640), daughter of Lord Gray.


As Lord Elcho, a title he held between 1633 and 1649, he commanded a regiment of Fife infantry in the Scottish army which reached Newcastle upon Tyne in August 1640. On 1 September 1644, at the head of about 6000 men, he was routed by Montrose at Tippermuir, and in August 1645, as supernumerary commander to Lieutenant-General William Baillie, again suffered defeat by Montrose's forces at Kilsyth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tippermuir


He married three times:

(July 1625) Anna (d. 1649), daughter of Robert Balfour, 2nd Lord Balfour of Burleigh;
(April 1650) Helenor (d. 1652), daughter of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown;
(13 January 1653) Margaret (d. 1688), daughter of John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes, and widow of Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch; one daughter, Margaret, the only child to outlive her father.

He died in 1679 at Wemyss Castle in Fife, whose estate he had done much to develop.

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David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss's Timeline

1610
September 6, 1610
1629
June 19, 1629
Age 18
Wemyss, Fife, , Scotland
1659
January 1, 1659
Age 48
West Wemyss, Wemyss, Fifeshire, Scotland
1679
July 6, 1679
Age 68
Wemyss Castle, Fifeshire, Scotland
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