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Clan Colquhoun Crest Humphrey Colquhoun of Balvie
1596 - 1655



FACTS AT A GLANCE
BORN: 02 FEB 1598
         Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
MARRIED: Margaret SOMERVILLE






Humphrey Colquhoun of the Clan Colquhoun was born in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1598, the second son of Sir Alexander Colquhoun. He married Dame Margaret Somerville, the second daughter of Gilbert, the eighth Lord Somerville, in 1620.

Humphrey's father, Alexander, left a sum of money for the purpose of purchasing an estate for him, which his brother John did. Humphrey took possession of the estate known as Balvie Logan on June 11th, 1629. The property included a tower, 'fortalice' and mannor.

When his brother John was nearly ruined, some say through financial mismanagement and others due to an elicit elopement with his wife's sister, it was Humphrey who was able to regain control of the family estates and their revinues by way of a new charter from the crown on the lands and barony of Luss, dated November 9th, 1633. He restored them to his nephew John, the legitimate heir, on August 26th, 1647.

Humphrey was knighted, most probably in 1661 upon the restoration of Charles II to the throne.


WIFE of Humphrey COLQUHOUN
    Margaret SOMERVILLE


PARENTS of Humphrey COLQUHOUN:
    Sir Alexander COLQUHOUN

     1573-1617
    Margaret Helen BUCHANAN
     1576-



COLQUHOUN FAMILY HOMEPAGE