LOCKHART of CLEGHORN,
an ancient family in the parish of Lanark. Allan Lockhart of Cleghorn is
a witness in the charters of James II. A charter was granted by James
IV., to Sir Stephen Lockhart of Cleghorn, of the lands of that name,
quae prius pertinuerunt ad predecessores. His son, Allan, was father of
Alexander Lockhart, who was infeft in the barony of Cleghorn and the
lands of Crugfoot in 1533. Alexander’s son, Allan Lockhart, was seised
in these lands in 1582. From him descended Allan Lockhart, Esq. of
Cleghorn, whose only child, Marianne, married, in 1792, William Elliott,
Esq., M.P. for Selkirkshire from 1806 to 1830, descended from a branch
of the family of Elliott of Stobbs in Roxburghshire. In consequence of
this marriage he assumed the surname of Elliott, and died in 1832. With
2 daughters he had 5 sons, 1. John, 12th light dragoons, killed at
Waterloo. 2. Allan, who succeeded. 3. Walter, East India Company’s
service, who died, without issue, in 1850. 4. William, major, Madras
native infantry, married Dora, daughter of George Clerk Craigie, Esq. of
Dumbarnie, and died in India in 1855, leaving 3 sons and 2 daughters. 5.
Gilbert, R.N., died in 1825.
Allan Elliott Lockhart,
Esq. of Cleghorn and Borthwickbrae, the 2d son, born in 1803, was
educated in the university of Edinburgh, and passed advocate in 1824. In
1846 he was elected M.P. for Selkirkshire; a magistrate and
deputy-lieutenant for the counties of Selkirk, Lanark, and Roxburgh. He
married, in 1830, Charlotte, 5th daughter of Sir Robert Dundas of
Beechwood, bart.; issue, 5 sons and 6 daughters. His eldest son,
William, captain 26th regiment, (Cameronians,) was born in 1833.
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