Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss

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Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: 1502 (73-81)
Immediate Family:

Son of David Wemyss of Kincaldrum, of Methil & Wemyss and Christian Erskine Douglas
Husband of Helen Dunbar
Ex-husband of Margaret Livingston
Father of isabel lundin; Grisel Wemyss and Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, Strathardle
Brother of Elizabeth (or Isabel) Wemyss; Margaret Wemyss; Sir Thomas Wemyss and Euphemia Wemyss

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About Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss

of Fife, Scotland. Knighted in 1460. Married and had three children. Married c1447 Margaret Livingstone (died c1494, daughter of Sir Robert Livingstone). Divorced about forty years later, but parted peaceably.


  1. Memorials of the family of Wemyss of Wemyss.  Edinburgh,  1888. By Sir William Fraser. Page 817.  Grisel, who married David Boswell of Glassmouth, and had issue.
  2. Of Kindred Celtic Origins: Myths, Legends, Genealogy and History of an Ordinary American Family (Google eBook) Jodie K. Scales. iUniverse, Jun 3, 2001 - History. Page 587. "Grisel Wemyss married David Boswell of Glassmouth, son and heir of David Boswell of Balmuto, reuniting the third line of the separated lines established by the three original co heiresses of Wemyss.
  3. The Scottish Nation: Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland, Volume 1 (Google eBook).  William Anderson.  Fullarton, 1867.  Page 344.  "Boswell"


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Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 22
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Age 23
Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 77