Laurence Oliphant (Jacobite)

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Portrait of Laurence Oliphant dressed in armour

Laurence Oliphant (1691–1767) was a Jacobite army officer[1] who belonged to a branch settled at Findo Gask in Perthshire, Scotland. He took part in the rising of 1715, and both he and his son Laurence (died 1792) were actively concerned in the rising of 1745, being present at the battles of Falkirk and Culloden.[citation needed] After the ruin of the Stuart cause the Oliphants escaped to France, but were afterwards allowed to return to Scotland. On 14 July 1760 he was created Lord Oliphant in the Jacobite peerage. Oliphant's descendants include Carolina, Baroness Nairne and from his sister are descended Laurence Oliphant the author, MP and diplomat[2] and Thomas Oliphant, musician and author of "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly".


  1. ^ "Laurence Oliphant of Gask". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Clan Oliphant". Retrieved 2007-03-09.