Agnes Anne Bilsland1

F, #142281, b. 5 June 1896, d. 29 December 1970
Last Edited=9 Feb 2011
     Agnes Anne Bilsland was born on 5 June 1896.1 She was the daughter of Sir William Bilsland, 1st Bt. and Agnes Anne Steven.1 She married David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir, son of John Colville and Janet Brown, on 6 October 1915.1 She died on 29 December 1970 at age 74.2
     From 6 October 1915, her married name became Colville.1 She was appointed Commander, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (C.St.J.)3 She was decorated with the award of the Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal.3 She was appointed Imperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.) in 1947.3 After her marriage, Agnes Anne Bilsland was styled as Lady Clydesmuir on 5 May 1948.

Children of Agnes Anne Bilsland and David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir

Citations

  1. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 29. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 832. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir1

M, #142282, b. 13 February 1894, d. 31 October 1954
Last Edited=21 Aug 2013
     David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir was born on 13 February 1894.1 He was the son of John Colville and Janet Brown.2 He married Agnes Anne Bilsland, daughter of Sir William Bilsland, 1st Bt. and Agnes Anne Steven, on 6 October 1915.3 He died on 31 October 1954 at age 60.2
     David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir usually went by his middle name of John.1 He was educated at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, EnglandG.2 He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EnglandG, in 1914 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)1 He gained the rank of officer in the 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Territorial Army).2 He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1919, where he was wounded twice.2 He was decorated with the award of the Territorial Decoration (T.D.)1 He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EnglandG, in 1920 with a Master of Arts (M.A.)2 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) in 1925.1 He purchased Braidwood in 1928 from Francis Herbert Leyland Stevenson.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Unionist) for North Midlothian and Peebleshire between May 1929 and January 1943.2 He held the office of Parliamentary Private Secretary in 1931, to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Scotland.2 He held the office of Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Overseas Trade between 1931 and 1935.2 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) in 1933.1 He held the office of Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Scotland between 1935 and 1936.2 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1936.1 He held the office of Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1936 and 1938.2 He held the office of Secretary of State for Scotland between 1938 and 1940.2 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel between 1941 and 1946 in the 6th Battalion, Cameronians (Territorial Army).2 He was appointed Knight Grand Commander, Order of the Indian Empire (G.C.I.E.) in 1943.1 He held the office of Governor of Burma between March 1943 and January 1948.2 He was a director of Colville's Ltd, steelmakers between 1948 and 1954.2 He was created 1st Baron Clydesmuir, of Braidwood, co. Lanark [U.K.] on 5 May 1948.2 He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire in 1949.2 He was appointed Knight of Grace, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (K.G.St.J.)2 He gained the rank of Brigadier in the Royal Company of Archers.2 He was governor of the BBC between 1950 and 1954.2 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire in 1952.1

Children of David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir and Agnes Anne Bilsland

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 833. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  3. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 29. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Helen Isabel Bilsland1

F, #142283, b. 28 August 1896
Last Edited=9 Feb 2011
     Helen Isabel Bilsland was born on 28 August 1896.1 She is the daughter of Sir William Bilsland, 1st Bt. and Agnes Anne Steven.1 She married B. C. Thompson on 2 September 1937.1
     From 2 September 1937, her married name became Thompson.1

Citations

  1. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 29. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

B. C. Thompson1

M, #142284
Last Edited=3 Mar 2005
     B. C. Thompson married Helen Isabel Bilsland, daughter of Sir William Bilsland, 1st Bt. and Agnes Anne Steven, on 2 September 1937.1

Citations

  1. [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 29. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

Sir Thomas Biggs, 1st and last Bt.1

M, #142285, b. circa 1577, d. 11 June 1621
Last Edited=4 Mar 2005
     Sir Thomas Biggs, 1st and last Bt. was born circa 1577.1 He was the son of Sir Thomas Biggs and Ursula Throckmorton.1 He married Anne Witham, daughter of William Witham.1 He died on 11 June 1621, without issue.1 He was buried at Norton, Worcestershire, EnglandG.1 He died intestate and his estate was administered to a creditor on 26 June 1621.1 He died intestate and his estate was administered to his sister's children on 25 February 1655/56.1
     He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandG, on 8 November 1594.1 He was admitted to Middle Temple in 1597.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Evesham in 1614.1 He was created 1st Baronet Biggs, of Lenchwicke, co. Worcester [England] on 26 May 1620.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Evesham in 1621.1
     On his death, his baronetcy became extinct.1

Citations

  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 145. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.


Sir Thomas Biggs1

M, #142286, d. 4 May 1613
Last Edited=27 Apr 2009
     Sir Thomas Biggs died on 4 May 1613.1
     He lived at Lenchwicke, Worcestershire, EnglandG.1

Child of Sir Thomas Biggs and Ursula Throckmorton

Citations

  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 145. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

Ursula Throckmorton1

F, #142287
Last Edited=5 Feb 2013
     Ursula Throckmorton was the daughter of Clement Throckmorton.1

Child of Ursula Throckmorton and Sir Thomas Biggs

Citations

  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 145. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

Elizabeth Roche1

F, #142288, b. 1840
Last Edited=5 Feb 2013
     Elizabeth Roche was born in 1840 at Bloomsbury, London, England.1 She married Henry Froom in 1866 at Kensington, London, England.1

Children of Elizabeth Roche and Henry Froom

Citations

  1. [S4567] Bill Norton, "re: Pitman Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 6 April 2010 and 19 April 2011. Hereinafter cited as "re: Pitman Family."

Anne Witham1

F, #142289, d. after November 1630
Last Edited=3 Nov 2005
     Anne Witham was the daughter of William Witham.1 She married, firstly, Sir Thomas Biggs, 1st and last Bt., son of Sir Thomas Biggs and Ursula Throckmorton.1 She married, secondly, Sir John Walter on 18 July 1622 at Isleworth, London, EnglandG.1 She died after November 1630.1
     Her married name became Biggs.1 From 18 July 1622, her married name became Walter.1

Citations

  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 145. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.

William Witham1

M, #142290
Last Edited=4 Mar 2005
     William Witham lived at Leadstone, Yorkshire, EnglandG.1

Child of William Witham

Citations

  1. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume I, page 145. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.