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OCHTERLONY, a Forfarshire surname. From the Ochterlonies of Kelly in that county, already mentioned (see AUCHTERLONY), sprung the Ochterlonies of Kintrockat, and the Ochterlonies of Pitforthy, in Ayrshire. To the Kintrockat branch belonged Major-general Ochterlony of the Russian service, who fell at the battle of Inkerman, 5th November 1854. He was lineally descended from Prince Rupert, and was a grandson of John Ochterlony of Montrose, whose son, the general’s father, settled in Russia in 1794. General Ochterlony’s great-grandfather, Robert Ochterlony, Esq. of Kintrockat, married Anna, daughter of Robert Young, Esq. of Auldbar (see YOUNG, surname of)

Of the Pitforthy branch, was Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, G.C.B. of the East India Company’s service, who greatly distinguished himself in the Nepaulese war, for which he received the thanks of both houses of parliament, and in 1816 was created a baronet of the United Kingdom. He was the grandson of Alexander Ochterlony, Esq. of Pitforthy, and was born at Boston, New England, Feb. 12, 1758. Being unmarried, he obtained a second patent of his baronetcy Dec. 8, 1823, with remainder to Charles Metcalfe Ochterlony, only son of Roderick Ochterlony, Esq. of Delhi. Sir David died July 15, 1825, when Sir Charles Metcalfe Ochterlony, born Dec. 21, 1817, became 2d bart.; married, in 1844, Miss Sarah Tribe of Liverpool; issue, 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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