Son of Sir James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerino and Marjory Maxwell
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About James Ephinstone, Lord Coupar
"By charter under the Great Seal, dated 20 December 1607, King James VI erected the lands and baronies of the Cistercian Abbey of Coupar-Angus into a temporal lordship in favour of his godson, the Hon. James Elphinstone, younger son of the first Lord Balmerino, with the title of a lord in Parliament, by the style of Lord Coupar. His lordship was appointed an Extraordinary Lord of Session 7 June 1649, in the room of his brother, the second Lord Balmerino, deceased...
...His lordship married first, Margaret, daughter of Sir James Halyburton of Pitcur; second, contract 11 October 1666, Marion Oglivy, eldest daughter of James, second Earl of Airlie. She married, after the death of her first husband, John, third Lord Lindores. Lord Coupar dying in 1669 without issue, his title and estates devolved upon his nephew, John, third Lord Balmerino, and his dscendants, in terms of the patent an entails."
SOURCE: The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom; by Sir James Balfour Paul; Volume I; page 578
- An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 340