William Johnstone, KT, PC (1663 - 1720)

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Birthplace: UK
Death: Died in Bath, Somerset, England
Managed by: Oliver Marcus Stedall
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About William Johnstone, KT, PC

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"William Johnstone, 2nd Earl of Annandale and Hartfell, 1st Marquess of Annandale KT (17 February 1664 – 14 January 1721) was a Scottish nobleman. He was the son of James Johnstone, 1st Earl of Hartfell and Henrietta Douglas. He succeeded to the Earldom of Annandale and Hartfell on the death of his father in 1672...

...He was a friend of Monmouth and nominally supported Revolution, but joined "The Club" of Jacobite malcontents and was imprisoned in connection with Montgomery plot. He was restored to favour on making confession and was created an Extraordinary Lord of Session in 1693, and a Lord of the Treasury. He received a pension for services in connection with Glencoe inquiry...

...He was created Marquess of Annandale in 1701, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1701 and 1711, Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland in 1702, and president of the Privy Council of Scotland from 1692 to 1695, 1702-4 and 1705-6. He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1704, joint Secretary of State from March–September 1705. He opposed the Union, but later served as a representative peer from 1709-13. He was Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland from 1714-16...

...William was married twice: first on 1 January 1682 to Sophia Fairholm, daughter of John Fairholm of Craigiehall, and second on 20 November 1718 to Charlotte Van Lore Bempde, daughter of John Vanden Bempde of Hackness."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'William Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 January 2012, 22:24 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Johnstone,_1st_Marquess_of_Annandale&oldid=472691202> [accessed 29 September 2012]

Notes

  •  Daniel Defoe described him as "tall, lusty and well shaped, with a very black cmplexion; extremely carried away by his private interests, possessing both good sense and a mnaly expression, but not much to be trusted" and "of no reputation on either side because steady to none."3

Family

  • son of James Johnstone, 1st Earl of Hartfell and Henrietta Douglas

Married

  1. on 1 January 1682 to Sophia Fairholm, daughter of John Fairholm of Craigshall
  2. on 20 November 1718 to Charlotte Van Lore Bempde, daughter of John Vanden Bempde of Hackness.

Children of first marriage by Sophia Fairholm

  • Lady Henrietta Johnstone (11 November 1682 – 25 November 1750) married on 31 August 1699 to Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun
  • Mary Johnstone (15 June 1686 – died an infant)
  • James Johnstone, 2nd Marquess of Annandale (1687– 21 February 1730) died unmarried
  • John Johnstone born in 1688 and died young
  • William Johnstone (1696 – 24 December 1721)

Children of second marriage by Charolette Van Lore Bempde

  1. George Johnstone, 3rd Marquess of Annandale (29 May 1720 – 29 April 1792) died unmarried
  2. John Johnstone (8 June 1721 – October 1742) died unmarried

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Sir William Johnstone, 1st Marquess of Annandale's Timeline

1663
February 17, 1663
UK
1682
January 2, 1682
Age 18
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
November 11, 1682
Age 19
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, SCT
1696
1696
Age 32
Scotland, United Kingdom
1718
November 20, 1718
Age 55
London, England, United Kingdom
1720
January 14, 1720
Age 56
Bath, Somerset, England
May 29, 1720
Age 56
1721
June 8, 1721
Age 56
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Scotland