Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Baron Elphinstone
Robert Elphinstone, 3rd Baron Elphinstone
Margaret Drummond
James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerino


Family Links

1. Sarah Menteith

2. Marjory Maxwell

James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerino 22

  • Born: 19 August 1557
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Menteith on 21 March 1588
  • Marriage (2): Marjory Maxwell in 1597
  • Died: 21 June 1612, Balmerino, Fife aged 54

bullet  General Notes:

Secretary of State to King James in Scotland before his accession to the throne of England. In 1609, a jury sentenced him to be beheaded, quartered, and attainted as a traitor, but the sentence was not carried out. Died a prisoner in his own house at Balmarino.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was Created Baron in 1604


James married Sarah Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith and Unknown, on 21 March 1588.


James next married Marjory Maxwell, daughter of Hugh Maxwell and Unknown, in 1597.

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