Thomas Oliphant of Kellie

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Thomas Oliphant of Kellie

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Son of John Oliphant of Aberdalgie & Kellie, Kt. and daughter of Thomas Home of Home
Father of William Oliphant of Kellie
Brother of Mariota Oliphant of Aberdalgie & Kellie
Half brother of NN Oliphant and Sir William Oliphant of Aberdalgie

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About Thomas Oliphant of Kellie

Thomas Oliphant was born at of Kelly, Fifeshire, Scotland. Citations [S11566] The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 444.


The Oliphants of Kellie, now possibly an extinct barony, was one of the earliest offshoots from the Chiefly line (arguably, because of its antiquity, the Kellie line have a seniority out of the normal perception of chronology.)  Thomas Oliphant was a son of Sir John (I) Oliphant of Aberdalgie, the then Chief.  Sir Walter (IV) Oliphant received the lands of Kellie from a cousin, Helen Maxwell Lady Kellie.  These lands were held by the Chiefly line until they were transferred to Thomas Oliphant, 1st of the House of Kellie.  The line continued for many generations, even after the land was granted back to the Lord's Oliphant (3rd Lord) in 1562, until the title passed through the sale of Kellie to the Erskine Clan, now Earls of Mar and Kellie

Line of the Oliphants of Kellie

  • 1. Sir Walter Oliphant (son of Sir Walter Olifard and Elizabeth Bruce)
  • 2. Sir William Oliphant of Kellie (son of Walter 1)
  • 3. John Oliphant (son of Sir William 2)
  • 4. Walter Oliphant of Kellie (son of John 3)
  • 5. Sir John Oliphant of Kellie (son of Walter 4)
  • 6. Sir Alexander Oliphant of Kellie (son of John 5)
  • 7. Peter Oliphant of Kelliemill and Kellie (grandson of Walter 4)
  • 8. John Oliphant (son of Peter 7)

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  1. The East Neuk of Fife: its history and antiquities (Google eBook).  Walter Wood.  D. Douglas, 1887 - Fife (Scotland) - 586 pages.  Pp 258-259
  2. A genealogical and heraldic History of the Commoners of Great ..., Volume 1 By John Burke. Page 494
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