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Sir Alexander Abercrombie, MP, 1st Baronet of Birkenbog

Also Known As: "Abercromby of Birkenbog"
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Birthplace: Birkenbog, Banffshire, Scotland
Death: December 1684 (76-85)
Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial (Plot: St. Magdalene'sTauntonEngland), Specifically: Buried in Aberdenshire
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Son of Sir Alexander Abercromby, 12th of Pitmeddan, Royal 'Grand Falconer' and Elizabeth Bethune, of Balfour
Husband of Jean Urquhart; Jean Sutherland and Elizabeth Baird, of Auchmedden
Father of Baroness Marie Abercrombie; Violet Grant; NN Davidson; Christian Frase; Agnes Bisset and 11 others
Brother of John Abercrombie, of Glassaugh; Walter Abercrombie, of Brakenhills; Lucretia Abercrombie, of Birkenbog; Elizabeth Abercrombie; ... Abercromby and 5 others

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About Sir Alexander Abercrombie, MP, 1st Baronet of Birkenbog

He was the first Baronet of Birkenbog, and he was created Baronet of Nova Scotia on February 20, 1636. (This was a money-making scheme. There were 122 barons of Nova Scotia made before 1639. The barons had to pay for their titles.)

He was a member of Parliament from Banffshire and opposed King Charles I . A Covenanter, he took an active part against King Charles during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, aka the British Civil Wars. In May 1645, according to Burke's Peerage, he "joined Major Urry" and fought at the Battle of Aldearn, but the royalist commander James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, retaliated and used Birkenbog as quarters for his troops.

He married first Jean Urquhart of Cromerty, second Jean Sutherland, and third (on August 22, 1668) Elizabeth Baird, daughter of Sir James Baird of Auchmedden .

After the death of Sir Alexander Abercrombie, Elizabeth Baird married Colonel Patrick Ogilvie .


Wikipedia Biographical Summary

Sir Alexander Abercromby, 1st Baronet

Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Baronet (c. 1603 – December 1684) was a Scottish politician.

He was the oldest son of Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog and his wife Elizabeth Bethune, daughter of David Bethune.[1] On 20 February 1636, he was created a Baronet, of Birkenbog, in the County of Banff.[2] Abercromby entered the Parliament of Scotland in 1640, sitting for Banffshire until the following year.[3] He represented the constituency also in 1643 and after a break of three years, he was returned for it in 1646, a seat he held for the next two years.[3] In 1661, he was again successful for Banffshire until 1663.[3] Abercromby was a Covenanter and in 1645 took part at the Battle of Auldearn under command of John Hurry.[4]

He married firstly Jane Urquhart, daughter of Sir Thomas Urquhart, and had by her a son and three daughters.[5] After her death, Abercromby remarried Jane Sutherland.[5] On 22 August 1668 he married thirdly Elizabeth Baird, daughter of Sir James Baird.[5] Abercromby had another daughter by his second wife and three sons and a daughter by his third wife.[5] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his second and oldest surviving son James.[4] His third son Alexander was also a Member of Parliament and ancestor of the Barons Abercromby.[6]

References

  1. Collins, Arthur (1812). Sir Egerton Brydges (ed.). Collin's Peerage of England. vol. IX. London: T. Bensley. p. 151.
  2. Lodge, Edmund (1859). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (28th ed.). London: Hurst and Blackett. p. 591.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Members of Parliament, Scotland, including the Minor Barons, the Commissioners for the Shire. BiblioBazaar Llc. p. 1. ISBN 1-113-82016-0.
  4. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 5.
  5. Burke, John (2001). Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar (ed.). Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain. p. 1. ISBN 0-9711966-0-5.
  6. "ThePeerage - Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt". Retrieved 11 February 2009.


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Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt.1

M, #27408, b. circa 1603, d. December 1684

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Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt. was born circa 1603.2 He was the son of Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog and Elizabeth Bethune.2 He married, firstly, Jane Urquhart, daughter of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Christian Elphinstone.2 He married, secondly, Jane Sutherland.2 He married, thirdly, Elizabeth Baird, daughter of Sir James Baird of Auchmedden, on 22 August 1668.2 He died in December 1684.3

He was created 1st Baronet Abercromby, of Birkenbog, co. Banff [Nova Scotia] on 20 February 1635/36, with a grant of 16,000 ares in Nova Scotia, of which he never had seizin.1,2 On 21 April 1636 he obtained (along with others) a monopoly over the trading from Scotland to Africa for 15 years.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Banffshire [Scotland] from 1640 to 1641.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Banffshire [Scotland] in 1643.2 In May 1645 he joined the forces of Major Urry, taking an active part against the King (being considered a 'Main Covenanter').2 He fought in the Battle of Auldearn.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Banffshire [Scotland] between 1646 and 1648.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Banffshire [Scotland] between 1661 and 1663.2

Children of Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt. and Jane Urquhart

  • Alexander Abercromby4
  • Christian Abercromby4
  • Marie Abercromby4
  • Violet Abercromby4

Child of Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt. and Jane Sutherland

  • Agnes Abercromby4 b. 1663

Children of Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, 1st Bt. and Elizabeth Baird

  • Patrick Abercromby+4
  • Elizabeth Abercromby4
  • Sir James Abercromby of Birkenbog, 2nd Bt.+5 b. bt 1669 - 1673, d. 20 Sep 1734
  • Alexander Abercromby+1 b. 1675

Citations

  • [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 1. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 417. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 8. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume II, page 418.

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Sir Alexander Abercrombie, MP, 1st Baronet of Birkenbog's Timeline

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