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John Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigton, 6th Lord Fleming

Also Known As: "Lord John Flemming"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: April 16, 1619 (52)
Wigton, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fleming, 5th Lord Fleming and Elizabeth Ross
Husband of Lilias Graham, Countess of Wigton and Sarah Maxwell
Father of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigton, 7th Lord Fleming; James Fleming, of Boghall; Margaret Fleming; Lilias "of Boghall" Fleming; Alexander Fleming and 10 others
Brother of Lucrece Fleming; Mary Fleming; Margaret Fleming; Jane Fleming; Elizabeth Fleming and 5 others

Occupation: 6th Lord Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigton, 1st Earl Wigton
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About John Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigton, 6th Lord Fleming

1st Earl of Wigton, 6th Lord Fleming

From Burke's:

John, 6th Lord Fleming (only son of John, ftth lord, by Elizabeth, his wife, only child of Robert, Master of Ross, and grandson of Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming, by Johanna Stewart, his wife), was created Earl Of Wigton, Lord Fleming And Cumbernauld, by patent, dated at Whitehall, 19 March, 1606.

His lordship m. 1st, Lady Lillias Graham, only dau. of John, 3rd Earl of Montrose, and had issue,

sons -

  • i. John, 2nd Earl of Wigton
  • ii. James, of Boghall, who m. in 1612, Janet Brisbane, dau. of the Laird of Rishoptoun, and d. in 1622. His son, John,came of age, 1643.
  • iii. Malcolm.
  • iv. Alexander.

And daughters -

  • i. Jean, m. in 1603, to George, Master of Loudoun, and was mother of Margaret, Countess of Loudoun.
  • ii. Anne, m. to Sir William Livingston, of Darnchester, eldest son of Sir William Livingston, of Kihyth.
  • iii. Margaret, m. in 1613, to Sir John Charteris, of Amisfield, and had issue.
  • iv. Liilias, ta. in 1627. to Sir David Murray, of Stanhope, and had Issue,
  • v. Mary, m. 1634, to Archibald Stewart, the younger, of Castlemilk, and had issue.
  • vi. Rachel, m. in 16*4, to George Lindsay, of Covington.

The earl m. 2ndly, Sarah Maxwell, eldest dau. of John, Lord Hemes, relict of Sir James Johnston, of Johnston, and by her (who m. 3rdly, Hugh Montgomery, Viscount of Alrds, in Ireland, and was buried at Edinburgh, 29 March, 1636) had two daus.,

  • Sarah and
  • Jean.

The earl d. 1619


From The Scots Peerage, Vol 8, page 545:

"John was restored in 1579 to the estates which had been forfeited by his father, was retoured heir to his mother, father, uncle, and grandfather in their whole lands on 26 July 1580, had a charter of the lands of Boghall, Mylntown, and Arretsholl from John Fleming of Boghall on 28 February 1581-82, which was confirmed under the Great Seal 14 April 1582, and a grant from the King of the office of Usher or Janitor of the Royal House for his lifetime on 18 September 1583, and again on 30 July 1587. From King James VI. he had a charter of his whole lands therein mentioned erected into a lordship and barony, to be called the lordship of Cumbernauld, and the towns of Biggar and Kirkintilloch into burghs of barony, on 18 January 1588-89, and another charter of the said lands on his own resignation for new infeftment to himself and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, Alexander Fleming of Barrochan and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, to his own nearest heirs-male whatsoever bearing the arms and surname of Fleming, on 31 January 1595-96. He was advanced to the dignity of Earl of Wigtown, Lord fleming and Cumbernauld by patent dated at Whitehall 19 March 1606, with remainder to his heirs-male of lawful and lineal descent, and in terms thereof he was formally invested at Perth on 1 July 1606." [7]


  • 7. 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 (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 8 p. 545.


  1. A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke, page 218 "Fleming - Earl of Wigton"


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John Fleming, 1st Earl of Wigton, 6th Lord Fleming's Timeline

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
December 9, 1589
Age 22
Perth, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Age 24
Age 26
Age 27
Age 33
Peebles, Scotland
Age 35
Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
April 16, 1619
Age 52
Wigton, Scotland