Ogilvy-Wedderburn baronets

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The Wedderburn, later Ogilvy-Wedderburn Baronetcy, of Balindean in the County of Perth, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom created in 1803. The baronetcy is a revival of an earlier title held by the family, which had been forfeited in 1746. John Wedderburn was an advocate and Clerk of Bills. On 9 August 1704 he was created a 'baronet, of Balindean in the County of Perth, in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. On the death of the third Baronet in 1723 the title was inherited by Alexander Wedderburn, the fourth Baronet, who was the nephew of the first Baronet. The fifth Baronet was a Jacobite and fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, where he was taken prisoner. He was executed for treason in November of the same year, with his title and estates forfeited. However, his descendants continued to claim the title. On 18 August 1803 David Wedderburn, "7th Baronet of Balindean" (but for the attainder), was created a baronet, of Balindean in the County of Perth, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, with remainder, failing heirs male of his own, to the heirs male of the fourth Baronet of the 1704 creation. Wedderburn later represented Perth Burghs in the House of Commons and served as Postmaster-General for Scotland.

The third Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Ayrshire South and Haddington Burghs while the fourth Baronet represented Banffshire in Parliament as a Liberal. On the latter's death in 1918 the title was inherited (according to the special remainder) by his kinsman John Andrew Ogilvy-Wedderburn, the fifth Baronet, who had assumed the surname of Ogilvy-Wedderburn the same year. He was a descendant of James Wedderburn-Colville, youngest son of the fifth Baronet of the 1704 creation. His grandfather Peter Wedderburn had in 1811 married Anna, daughter and heiress of James Ogilvy, and assumed the surname of Wedderburn-Ogilvy on the death of his father-in-law in 1826.

Wedderburn baronets, of Balindean (1704)[edit]

  • Sir John Wedderburn, 1st Baronet (1641–1706)
  • Sir Alexander Wedderburn, 2nd Baronet (1672–1710)
  • Sir John Wedderburn, 3rd Baronet (1700–1723)
  • Sir Alexander Wedderburn, 4th Baronet (1675–1744)
  • Sir John Wedderburn, 5th Baronet (1704–1746) (forfeit 1746)
  • "Sir John Wedderburn, 6th Baronet" (1729–1803)
  • "Sir David Wedderburn, 7th Baronet" (1775–1858) (created a baronet, of Balindean, in 1803)

see Wedderburn, later Ogilvy-Wedderburn Baronets of Balindean (1803 creation).

Wedderburn, later Ogilvy-Wedderburn baronets, of Balindean (1803)[edit]

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Peter Robert Alexander Ogilvy-Wedderburn (born 1987), eldest son of the 7th Baronet.

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