James Sandilands, of Calder, 2nd Lord Torphichen

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James Sandilands, of Calder, 2nd Lord Torphichen

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Calder, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: August 1617 (41)
Calder, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Sandilands and Jean Ross
Husband of Elizabeth Sandilands
Father of Sir John Sandilands, 4th Lord Torphichen; William Sandilands; Robert Sandilands; Isabel Wallace; James Sandilands, 3rd Lord Torphichen and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Sandilands

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About James Sandilands, of Calder, 2nd Lord Torphichen

Biographical Summary

"James Sandilands of Calder, second Lord Torphichen of the name of Sandilands, was born about 1574, and succeeded to the Peerage on the death of his great uncle in 1579. Harry Stewart of Cragiehall is mentioned as 'tutor of Calder ' ' on 5 April 1581, when he found caution that he should deliver up the fortalice of Calder, then in his possession, when required. He was still tutor on 29 March 1585, but must have died or demitted office shortly after that date, as on 10 February 1586-87 Sir James Sandilands of Slamannan appears as tutor of the young Baron ; an office which he held till 14 March 1588-89, when his pupil chose curators, his next-of-kin on the father's side being Mr. John Cockburn of Ormiston, George Dundas of Dundas, and James Sandilands of Slamannan ; on the mother's side Robert, Lord Ross, and James Ross of Wardlaw. On 28 February 1594-95 Lord Torphichen was charged to answer for his share in a street riot in Edinburgh between the Sandilands and the Earl of Montrose, which had taken place on 31 January preceding. He was retoured heir of James, Lord Torphichen, brother-german of his grandfather, in the barony of Torphichen, etc., 12 May 1597, and his name occurs frequently in the register of the Great Seal between that date and 1605, in connection with the disposal of the Temple lands to various purchasers a small portion only of the Hospitallers' possessions being retained by the family in that district. He died in the month of August 1617. He married, first (contract 1 August 1595), Elizabeth, daughter of James Heriot of Trabroun, by Isabella Maitland his wife, to whom the Mains of Calder and the lands of Camilty were confirmed 16 February 1600 ; secondly, Mary, eldest daughter of Gilbert, seventh Lord Somerville. She married, secondly, William Douglas of Pumpherston, and died 15 May 1620. 8 By his first wife only Lord Torphichen had issue :

  • James, third Lord Torphichen.
  • John, fourth Lord Torphichen.
  • Mr. William of Hilderstoun, M.A. Edinburgh, 1617; served tutor of Torphichen 1 November 1637. He married, first, Grizel Bannatyne, anno 1626 ; secondly, 1 January 1641, Dame Elizabeth Cunningham, relict of Colonel Sir George Cunningham. By his first wife he had :
    • Walter, his heir, who assumed the surname and arms of Hamilton of Westport.
    • William.
    • Margaret.
    • Susanna.
    • Isabel.
    • (By second wife) Elizabeth, baptized 3 September 1641.
    • Mary, baptized 26 January 1645.
    • Elizabeth, baptized 29 March 1646.
    • James, baptized 28 February 1647.
    • Anna, baptized 28 May 1648.
  • Robert, born 24 December 1600," in Woodheid of Calder. Died December 1654.
  • Mr. Henry, fifth son, baptized 25 June 1605, M.A., Edinburgh 1623.
  • Thomas, baptized 21 June 1612, probably died young.
  • Isabel, baptized 28 October 1607, married to Hugh Wallace of Elderslie, and had issue."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. VII, page 390

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James Sandilands, of Calder, 2nd Lord Torphichen's Timeline

Calder, Midlothian, Scotland
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December 24, 1600
Age 24
Calder, Shoshone, Idaho, United States
Age 24
Hilderstown, Scotland
June 27, 1605
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Calder, Shoshone, Idaho, United States
October 28, 1607
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Calder, Shoshone, Idaho, United States
June 21, 1612
Age 36
Calder, Shoshone, Idaho, United States
August 1617
Age 41
Calder, Midlothian, Scotland