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LUMSDEN, Harry of Auchindoir, then 10th of Cushnie, Jacobite 1715
(About 1685-1754)
GORDON, Katherine
(About 1702-1733)
McVEAGH, Hugh Manufacturer in Huntly
LUMSDEN, Margaret
(About 1725-)
McVEAGH, Catherine
(About 1756-1843)


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1. LUMSDEN, Harry of Belhelvie, Advocate

McVEAGH, Catherine 3 4

  • Born: About 1756 1
  • Marriage (1): LUMSDEN, Harry of Belhelvie, Advocate on 14 January 1781 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 11 March 1843

   Other names for Catherine were LUMSDEN, Catherine,3 5 McVEAGH, Cathirine,6 McVEAGH, Katharine,6 McVEAGH, Katherine,6 McVEAGH, Kitty,2 McVEIGH, Catharine 6 and McVEIGH, Katharine.6

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Catherine married Harry LUMSDEN of Belhelvie, Advocate, son of John LUMSDEN of Boghead, Kintore and Christian STEPHEN, on 14 January 1781 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 2 (Harry LUMSDEN of Belhelvie, Advocate was baptised on 2 January 1754 in Kintore parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland,7 died on 20 February 1833 in Aberdeen, Scotland 1 5 and was buried in 1833 5.)

  Marriage Notes:

202 20 / 211

from Index of Marriages

"Lumsden, Hary. 10th March, 1778.

Eldest son of John Lumsden in Boghead, Kintore, and Christian Stephen, his wife. Born at Kintore. Alumnus, Mar. Coll., 1770-74. App. to his uncle, Alexander Lumsden (1759). Notary Public. Collector of County Rates for Aberdeenshire, 1799 to 1826. District Law Agent for H.M. Post Office. Director, Aberdeen Banking Coy. Fiars Juror, 1788-98, and twenty-nine times, 1801-31. Purchased part of estate of Belhelvie, now known as Belhelvie Lodge, and also acquired from his relative, Miss Agnes Lumsden, the estate of Pitcaple. D.L. and J.P., Aberdeenshire. Treasurer of the Society of Advocates, 1792-94. President, 1800-2. Portrait at Pitcaple Castle. Married at Huntly, 14th January, 1781, his cousin, Catherine (died 11th March, 1843, aged 87), dau. of Hugh McVeagh, manufacturer, Huntly, with issue : -

1. John Ferdinand, born 15th and baptised 21st November, 1781 ; died at Paris, 15th December, 1822.

2. Hugh, of Pitcaple, born 22nd and baptised 30th April, 1783, member, Faculty of Advocates, 1st March, 1806, Sheriff of Sutherlandshire, 1827, married, first, 30th April, 181 3, Frances, second dau. of Alexander Brebner of Learney, second, 8th July, 1824, Isabella, fourth dau. of Walter Fergus of Strathore ; died 27th January, 1859.

3. Henry, advocate (1807).

4. Alexander of Claremount, St. Dorothy, Jamaica, born 20th and baptised 29th June, 1786; died 1st September, 1826.

5. Thomas, C.B., Colonel, born 12th and baptised 25th June, 1789; succeeded to Belhelvie Lodge; married, 8th February, 1821, Hay, youngest dau. of John Burnett of Elrick ; died 8th December, 1874, aged 85.

6. Clements, born 2nd and baptised 14th October, 1791 ; died in infancy.

7. William James, H.E.I.C.S. (Civil), born 9th and baptised 17th April, 1794, afterwards of Balmedie,etc, married, first, Margaret, second dau. of John, eighth Viscount Arbuthnott, second, Mary Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Matthew Thompson, of Manningham Lodge, Yorkshire, third, Williamina Stewart, dau. of Lieut-Col. James John Forbes Leith of Whitehaugh ; died 14th October, 1875, aged 81.

8. Clements, W.S., advocate (1825).

I. Margaret Letitia, baptised 14th August, 1788.

Died at Aberdeen, 20th February, 1833, aged 79."

from History of the Society of Advocates 1 2


1 e-books, History of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen ed. John A. Henderson (1912).

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

3 GRO Scotland, Old Machar parish Aberdeenshire Deaths 1856.

4, Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910.

5, UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current.

6 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

7 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Kintore parish Aberdeenshire Baptisms.

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