Sir James Chisholm, 4th of Cromlix

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James Chisholm

Death: before 1598
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Chisholm, 3rd of Cromlix and Jean Drummond
Husband of Agnes Bethune
Father of Sir James Chisholm, 5th of Cromlix
Brother of Jean Chisholm; Helen Chisholm and Anne Chisholm

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About Sir James Chisholm, 4th of Cromlix

Biographical Summary

"Sir James married the daughter and heiress of Drummond of Innerpeffray, in the county of Perth, and by her obtained the lands and barony of that name. By this lady he had issue

  • Sir James, his heir and successor.
  • Agnes, who, as his second wife, married the celebrated John Napier of Merchistoun, the inventor of Logarithms, with issue five sons, all of whom founded respectable families, and five daughters, who were all well married. " She was a great-granddaughter of James IV., her grandmother being the daughter of that monarch and his celebrated and ill-fated love, Margaret Drummond. Agnes Chisholm was the second cousin of the philosopher's (John Napier) first wife, Sir James Stirling of Keir having married a daughter of the prelatic concubinage betwixt the Bishop of Dunblane and the Lady Jean Graham, daughter of the Earl of Montrose. She was also the second cousin of his father, whose grandmother was Janet Chisholm of Cromlix.

Sir James, who died before 1598, was succeeded by his eldest son."

SOURCE: A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock; The Spalding Club; 1848; page 511


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Sir James Chisholm, 4th of Cromlix's Timeline

September 10, 1550
Age 47