Ochterlony baronets

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The Ochterlony Baronetcy, of Pitforthy in the County of Angus, and the Ochterlony Baronetcy, of Ochterlony in the County of Forfar, were two titles in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, both created for Major-General Sir David Ochterlony. The Ochterlony Baronetcy of Pitforthy was created on 7 March 1816, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body. The Ochterlony Baronetcy of Ochterlony was created on 8 December 1823 with remainder to Roderick Peregrine Ochterlony and the heirs male of his body. Ochterlony never married (although he had six natural children by at least two of his thirteen concubines), and on his death in 1825 the 1816 creation became extinct. He was succeeded in the 1823 creation according to the special remainder by his natural grandson Charles Metcalfe Ochterlony (1817–1891), the son of his only son Roderick Peregrine Ochterlony, of Delhi (1785-d by 1823) by his wife Sarah Nelly, the daughter of Lt. Col. John Nelly of the Bengal Engineers, at Allahabad, India.[1] This creation became extinct on the death of the fifth Baronet in 1964.

Ochterlony baronets, of Pitforthy (1816)[edit]

Ochterlony baronets, of Ochterlony (1823)[edit]

The grave of Charles Metcalfe Ochterlony, 2nd baronet, East Cemetery, St Andrews
The grave of David Ferguson Ochterlony, 3rd Baronet, Currie Cemetery
The grave of Sir Matthew Ochterlony, 4th Baronet, Colinton Churchyard


  1. ^ Rakashi Chand. "Meet the Ochterlonys". The Massachusetts Historical Society. Online: Object of the Month. Retrieved 18 June 2010. According to this source, Roderick and Sarah Ochterlony had three children. A daughter Charlotte Ochterlony died in 1835 (death mentioned in The Gentleman's Magazine. portrait of Mr and Mrs Roderick Peregrine Ochterlony, dated 1810–1820
  2. ^ http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=200700