James Montgomery


Personal and Family Information

James was born about 1730, the son of William Montgomery and Barbara Rutherford. The place is not known.

He died on 2 APR 1803. The place is not known.

His wife was Margaret Scott. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their seven known children were William (c1765-1800), James (1766-1839), Barbara (c1768-?), Archibald (c1770-?), Margaret (c1772-?), Robert (c1774-?) and Anne (c1780-c1845).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


James Montgomery


William Montgomery


Barbara Rutherford


Robert Rutherford



BirthABT 1730
Death2 APR 1803


Note 1

!Notes: Margaret Hotchkiss nee Hart's will says that her grandmother was Lady Elizabeth Montgomery wife of the Lord chief Baron of Scotland.

!Source: https://electricscotland.com/webclans/m/genealogicalmontgomery.pdf,

Genealogical History and Pedegree of the Family Montgopmery, Compiled by Thomas Harrison Montgomery, printed for private Circulation 1863, page 148.


Sir James Montgomery, Baronet, of Stanhope,' county Peebles, was

second son of William Montgomerie of Macbie Hill . He

was Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland, in 1775, and Member of

Parliament for Peebles ; and was created a Baronet, July 16, 1801. He

married Margaret, only daughter and heiress of Robert Scott of Killearn,

county Stirling, and had

I. William, Lieutenant Colonel of 43d Foot; died in October, 1800.

II. James, his successor.

III. Archibald Montgomery of Whim, Peeblesshire, who married Miss Maria

Raush, and has

1. Emily Maria, married, 1838, Alexander Lord Elibank.

IV. Robert MoNTcoMERr, barrister-at-law, married Miss Elizabeth Mason, and

has issue.

V. Margaret, married Robert Campbell of Kailzee.

VI. Barbara, married Brigadier-General Alexander Walker.

VII. Anne, married Thomas Hart of Castlemilk, county Dumfries.


Sir James was successively Solicitor-General of Scotland, Lord Advocate

and Lord Chief Baron. He died April 2, 1803, and was succeeded

by his son,

Sir James Montgomery, Baronet, of Stanhope, who was born October

9, 1766. He was bred to the bar, and appointed Lord Advocate of

Scotland, in 1804, which office he resigned in 1806. He married first,

August 1, 1806, Elizabeth, daughter of Dunbar, fourth Earl of Selkirk,

and had

I. James, born April 28, 1811, and died July 16, 1833.

II. Helen Anne, married, in 1830, William Forbes Mackenzie of Portmore, M. P.

for Liverpool.

III. Elizabeth, married, January 3, 1834, Capt. James Ker Williamson of Cardrona

; who died in 1847.

Sir James married, secondly, in 1816, Helen, daughter of the late

Thomas Graham, of Kinross, and had

IV. Graham, who succeeded him.

V. John Basil Hamilton of Newton, Lanarkshire, born September 11, 1824.

VI. Thomas IIenrv, Capt. 42d Highlanders ; born August 21, 1828.

VII. Anne, died unmarried, June 30, 1835.

VIII. Margaret Fleming, died February 23, 1840, unmarried.

Sir James died May 27, 1839, and was succeeded by

Sir Graham Graham Montgomery, Baronet, of Stanhope, who was

born July 9, 1823. He married, April 10, 1845, Alice, youngest

daughter of John James Hope Johnstone of Annandale, and has

> Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.


I. James Gordon Henry, born February 6, 1850.

II. Basil Temple, born March 1, 1852.

III. Charles Percy, born September 6, 1855.

IV. Alice Anne.

V. Helen Mabel.

VI. Lucy Aline Campbell.

Sir Graham represents Peebles-shire in Parliament, and is Lord Lieutenant

of Kinross-shire.