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Gabriel Semple, of Ladymure and Cathcart

Also Known As: "Semple of Ladymur", "Sempill", "Semphill"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Renfrewshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: September 10, 1547 (58-66)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Sempill, 1st Lord Sempill and Margaret Colville
Husband of Janet Spreul
Father of Margaret Sempill; William Semple, of Cathcart; John Semple; Gabriel Semple of Craigbait; Sir Robert Semple and 2 others
Brother of Margaret Semple; William Sempill, 2nd Lord Sempill; Marion Sempill and Francis Sempill

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About Gabriel Semple of Cathcart

From "A General Description of the Shire of Renfrew" by George Crawfurd:

http://books.google.cl/books?id=bpnmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=Gabriel+Semple+of+Cathcart&source=bl&ots=rtXN-CNkih&sig=_-6hzq0hwMg-lK8R4Chw9C86py0&hl=es&ei=2DtoTtvSBeTh0QHx2dXjCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Gabriel%20Semple%20of%20Cathcart&f=false

The Barony of Cathcart being sold by Allan Lord Cathcart to Gabriel Semple of Ladymure, who was one of the younger sons of John Lord Semple, by Janet Colvil, his lady, took thence the designation of Cathcart. I have found him so designed, an. 1547. He married Janet Spreul, daughter of John Spreul of Coudon, and relict of John Pollock of that ilk. William Semple of Cathcart was his son; he had likewise a daughter, Margaret, married John Pollock of that ilk, and had issue. To William succeeded another Gabriel, who was father of Bryce Semple of Cathcart; whose son and heir is Sir William Semple, now of Cathcart, whose Armorial bearing is, Argent, a Chevron Checquie, Argent and Gules betwixt two Bugles, Sable, in chief, stringed Gules; and a Flower-de-luce in base, of the third; and for Crest, a Stag's Head; with this Motto, "Keep Tryst."


Gabriel, who got a charter under the great seal,Chart. in pub. archiv.Cabrieli Semple fratri germano Willielmi domini Semple, castri et fortalicii de Cathcart, &c. 23d December 1545

He was the ancestors of the Semples of Cathcart.


https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Gabriel_Semple_(1)

Name Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill, 'of Cathcart & Ladymure' Gender Male Birth? 1485 Renfrewshire, Scotland Hereditary Sempill Lords of Cathcart & Clan Sempill Death[3] 10 Sep 1547 Musselburgh, East Lothian, ScotlandDied at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

Parents and Siblings (edit)

   F.  Sir John Semple, 1st Lord Sempill - 1513
   M.  Margaret Colville, "of Hiltoun & Ochiltree" - 1504

m. 09 Sep 1501

   Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill, 'of Cathcart & Ladymure' - 1547
   William Semple, 2nd Lord Sempill "Sheriff of Renfrew; Justiciary of the Regality of Paisley" - 1552
   Francis Semple
   Marian Semple
   Isabel Semple

Spouse and Children (edit)

   H.  Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill, 'of Cathcart & Ladymure' - 1547
   W.  Jonet Spruele - 1550
   William Semple, 2nd Baron 'of Cathcart'1513 - 1578
   Margaret Semple - 1584
   John Semple - bef 1546
   Gabriel Semple, 'of Craigbait' - bef 1572
   Sir Robert Semple
   Maldel Semple
   Bessie Semple

Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill of Cathcart and Ladymure

   History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton Scotland: Cunninghame By James Paterson. 
   20 May 1530 - Beginning of a feud that involves Gabriel Semple - the cautioners of John Cunninghame, David Boswell and 17 others did not appear for the murder of John Tod. 
   23 May 1530 - Ormyscheuches, Scotland - William and David Cunninghame Lying in Wait upon the Highway - 'In feir of weir', David and William await the arrival of Gabriel Semple for his slaughter. A forethought felony and old feud. 
   The Sctos Peerage by Paul, James 
   Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill of Cathcart and Ladymure, who, on 20 Aug 1533, found surety to underlie the law for the slaughter William Cunynghame of Craigends and his servant on 11 Aug 1533, and failing to appear, his brother, William Semple, 2nd Lord Sempill, who was his cautioner, was fined and Gabriel denounced rebel. He had from Allan Stewart of Cardonald a charter of the lands of Cathcart and others, to himself and Jonet Spreule his wife, 25 Nov 1543. On 16 July 1546, Mary, Queen of Scots granted him, for his good service, a charter of the lands of Carswells. He was killed at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, 10 Sep 1547. He married Jonet Spreule, who was possibly a daughter of John Spreule of Coldoun, prior to 18 Jan 1531. She died on 22 Oct 1550. They had issue:- 
   26 Feb 1534 - William Semple, 2nd Lord Sempill was acquitted of being art and part in the slaughter of William Cuninghame, 2nd Laird of Craigends and one of his servants who had been killed in a family quarrel 11 Aug 1533 by his brother Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill of Cathcart and Ladymure. 
   Ladymure 
   The lands of Ladymure, are in the lordship of Duchal and the parish of Kilmacolm. 
   See The Marty Acks Wiki - John Porterfield, Laird of Duchal (1544-1575) 

[edit] ▼ Montgomery & Cunningham Feud S5

   Montgomery became involved in the feud dating back to the 15th century between Clan Montgomery and Clan Cunningham. Montgomery was named Bailie of Cunninghame by James II, of Scotland (reigned 1437–1460), a post the Cunninghams claimed was rightfully theirs.
   History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton Scotland: Cunninghame By James Paterson. 
   20 May 1530 - Beginning of a feud that involves Gabriel Semple - the cautioners of John Cunninghame, David Boswell and 17 others did not appear for the murder of John Tod. 
   23 May 1530 - Ormyscheuches, Scotland - William and David Cunninghame Lying in Wait upon the Highway - 'In feir of weir', David and William await the arrival of Gabriel Semple for his slaughter. A forethought felony and old feud. 
   The Sctos Peerage by Paul, James 
   Gabriel Semple, 1st Baron Sempill of Cathcart and Ladymure, who, on 20 Aug 1533, found surety to underlie the law for the slaughter of William Cuningham, 2nd of Craigends and his servant on 11 Aug 1533, and failing to appear, his brother, William Semple, 2nd Lord Sempill, who was his cautioner, was fined and Gabriel denounced rebel. 
   The Hugh Montgomerie, 4th Earl of Eglinton was assassinated by the Cunninghams at about the time of Montgomery's return to Scotland and died between 18 Apr 1586 and 20 Apr 1586, "shot dead by a party of Cunninghams, as part of the feud between the two families."
   Hugh Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery's involvement in the feud began when he took offence at something that a Cunningham said. Cunningham fled to London, then to Holland, where Montgomery caught up with him and confronted him in the Inner Court of the Palace at The Hague. Combating Cunningham with a sword, Montgomery delivered what he believing to be a killing thrust, but Cunningham's belt buckle deflected the blow. Montgomery believed he had killed Cunningham and made to leave the palace. He was arrested and imprisoned at the Gevangenpoort in the Buitenhof. Montgomery broke out of jail with the help of a Scottish soldier. 
   Hugh Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery received a reprimand from King James VI and I (reigned 1567–1625), but was soon back in favour. In the spring of 1603 he accompanied King James VI and I to his coronation as King of England, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, of England. 

▼References

     Walker, Rosa Kershaw; Pittman, Hannah Daviess. Americans of Gentle Birth and Their Ancestors: A Genealogical Encyclopedia ... Embracing Many Authenticated Lineages and Biographical Sketches of the Founders of the Colonies and Their Descendants found in all parts of the United States . (Saint Louis, Missouri: Buxton & Skinner, 1903), Vol. 1, Pages 242, 243.
   Gabriel Semple of Cathcart, second son, married Janet Spreul; issue, William and Margaret.
     Crawfurd, George. The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. (Edinburgh: G. Crawfurd, 1716), Page 439 thru 443.
   Page 440 - As this noble Lord was always very faithful to his Prince in his Life, for it is certain he went with him to the Battle of Flowdoun, where he was slain, fighting gallantly in the Service of his Country, on the memorable 9th September 1513. After the Battle his Body was brought off the Field, and buried in the Collegiate Church of Semple, where a Monument is erected over him, embellished with his Arms, without any other Inscription, than signifying him to be the Person there interred. His first Wife was Margaret, Daughter of Sir Robert Colvil, Lord of Ochiltree, by whom he had Two Sons, William his Successor, and Gabriel Semple of Ladymure, the Ancestor of the Semples of Cathcart.
   ↑ Paul, James Balfour. The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland, containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, with armorial illustrations. (Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), Vol. 7.
   Page 533 and 535 - Children of John Sempill, 1st Lord, by his first wife:
   1. William, second Lord Sempill
   2. Francis, who was, along with his father, sued by John Montgomery of Corsecraig regarding the warrandice of the lands of Soutarflat, 4 March 1501-2.
   3. Gabriel of Cathcart and Ladymure…
   4. Marian, contracted to be married to George, son of Patrick Maxwell of Newark.
   5. Isabel, contracted to be married to Robert Crawford, son and heir of Malcolm Crawford of Greenock, prior to 11 March 1502-3. A dispensation for her marriage to George Chalmers was procured before 20 July 1518.
   Page 533 – Gabriel of Cathcart and Ladymure, who, on 20 August 1533, found surety to underlie the law for the slaughter of William Cunynghame of Craigends and his servant, and failing to appear, his brother, Lord Sempill, who was his cautioner, was fined, and Gabriel denounced rebel. He had from Allan Stewart of Cardonald a charter of the lands of Cathcart and others, to himself and Jonet Spreule his wife, 25 November 1543. On 16 July 1546 Queen Mary granted him, for his good service, a charter of the lands of Carswells. He was killed at Pinkie, 10 September 1547. He married Jonet Spreule, who was possibly a daughter of John Spreule of Coldoun, prior to 18 January 1531. She died on 22 October 1550. They had issue:-
     Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family.
   Hereditary Sempill Lords of Cathcart & Clan Sempill
     Masson, David. The register of the Privy Council of Scotland : vol. VIII, A.D. 1607-1610. (Edinburgh: H. M. General Register House, 1887).
   page 252. February 28, 1609.--The feud between James, Earl of Glencairne, and his friends under written, on the one part--and--Hew, Earl of Eglintoun, and Robert, Lord Semple, and their friends, on the other part, having been amicably submitted, in presence of the Council, in January 1607 to certain neutral friends, the said friends had at last disagreed anent the nomination of an oversman, and the submission had been given up by them and allowed to fall in his Majesty's hands, so that now his Majesty is the only judge and oversman in that matter.
   Accordingly, his Majesty having given direction for reconciling the said parties, according to a decree to be pronounced in his name hereanent, there is order to charge the following persons,--viz.
   ON THE ONE PART:
   Andro Arnot of Lochrig, younger
   Robert Boyd in Clerkland
   Abrahame Cunynghame, servitor to late Alex'r. Cunynghame of Aikit
   Alexander Cunynghame of Corshill
   Alexander Cunynghame of Craigens
   Alexander Cunynghame of Tourlandis
   Daniel Cunynghame of Dalkeith
   David Cunynghame of Robertland
   Gabriell Cunynghame, brother of the Laird of Craigens
   Hew, son of late Hew Cunynghame of Saltcoitis
   Mr. James Cunynghame of Montgrenane and his brothers
   Johnne Cunynghame of Cunynghameheid
   (2nd named) Johnne Cunynghame of Ros, brother of Earl of Glencairne
   (3rd named) Patrick Cunynghame, goodsire-brother of James Cunynghame of Aiket,
   Robert Cunynghame of Waterstoun and his brother Joseph
   (4th named) William Cunynghame, uncle of Patrick Cunynghame
   Williame Cunynghame of Brounhill
   William Cunynghame of Caprintoun
   William Cunynghame of Clonbaith
   (1st named) Earl of Glencairne
   Bartilmo Maxwell
   Patrik Maxwell of Newark, and his brothers Johnne and David
   ON THE SECOND PART:
   Johnne (?Robert) Birsbane, elder of Bishoptoun
   Johnne (?Robert) Birsbane, younger of Bischoptoun
   Matthew Birsbane of Roisland
   Symone Birsbane of Nether Walkinschaw
   The late William Birsbane of Barnhill: His sons John, William, James
   James Dunlop of that Ilk
   (1st named) The Earl of Eglintoun
   Archibald Lindsay of Creifoche
   Hew Montgomerie of Achinheid
   Hew (?Robert) Montgomerie of Hissilheid
   Sir Hew Montgomerie of Braidstane
   Johnne Montgomerie of Scotistoun
   (3rd named) Sir Neill Montgomerie of Langschaw
   Robert Montgomerie of Skelmourlie
   James Mowat of Busbie
   Robert Mure of Cauldwele
   Hew Ralstoun of that Ilk
   (2nd named) Lord Semple
   William Semple of Foulwood and his brothers
   to appear before the Council on 16th March next, under pain of rebellion, to hear his Majesty's decreet pronounced; with certification that, if they do not compear, they will be denounced rebels, decree will be given in the matter, and they shall be compelled to obey the same.
   The Earl of Eglintoun, Lord Semple and their said friends are reuqired to come Edinburg on 14th March next, and the Earl of Glencairn and his friends on Wednesday 15th March; and, at their coming to the burgh, they are to repair to their lodgings, and remain there till sent for by the Council.
     Gabriel Sempill of Cathcart and Ladymure, Sir John’s third (A) or second (B) son, died at Pinkie 10.09.1547 (A) and who married Jonet (or Janet) Spreule, daughter of John Spreule of Coldoun (A, C) and Elizabeth Semple (A). Janet had previously married John Pollok, who died before 1508. He was denounced a rebel for failing to appear for the murder of William Cunynghame of Craigends after finding surety in a document dated 20 August 1533 (A). Both he and his wife received lands from Allan Stewart in a charter dated 25 November 1543 and on 16 July 1546 Queen Mary granted him the lands of Carswells (A)
   Sources:
   A. The Scot Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, published by David Douglas, 1904
   B. Burke’s Peerage, entry for SEMPILL LORDS SEMPILL
   C. The Shire of Renfrew by Crawfurd (1710) and Robertson (1818)
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Gabriel Semple of Cathcart's Timeline

1485
1485
Renfrewshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1494
1494
Age 9
Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1513
1513
Age 28
1547
September 10, 1547
Age 62
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