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CodeNA9664
Dates1605-
Person NameGilmour; family; of Liberton and Craigmillar
Epithetfamily
ActivitySir John Gilmour (baptised 1605-d 1671), was the son of John Gilmour of Lochmalony, Fife. He was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates, 1628, and knighted, 1650/1651. He acquired the property of the Barony of Craigmillar, 1660 and the following year was elected MP for Edinburgh and made President of the College of Justice. Sir John married four times and had twenty children. He was succeeded by his only surviving son, Alexander.

Sir Alexander Gilmour (baptised 1657-d 1731), was created a Baronet, 1678 and was elected MP for Edinburgh, 1697. Sir Alexander married Hon Grizel Ross, eldest daughter of George, 11th Lord Ross of Melville and they had ten children but only two survived him, a daughter, Helen and the son and heir, Charles.

Sir Charles Gilmour (d 1750), was MP for Edinburgh 1737-1750 and was one of the Lords of Trade and Plantations. He married Jean, daughter of Sir Robert Sinclair of Longformacus, 1733, and they had one child who survived him, Sir Alexander Gilmour of Craigmillar (d 1792).
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