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        Sir James Moncreiff                    Isabella Bell
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Portrait, by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A.,            Portrait, by Sir Henry Raeburn
 
James, First Baron Moncreiff of Tullibole, and Eleventh Baronet (Born 1811-Died 1895) Solicitor General 1850-1851, Lord Advocate 1851-1869 Isabella Bell,  daughter. of Robert Bell  Sheriffof Berwick and  Haddington, b. 12 June 1813, m. 12 Sept. 1834,  died 19 December 1881 
JAMES, first Baron Moncreiff of Tullibole, and eleventh
Baronet, was born 29 November 1811. He was educated at
the High School and University of Edinburgh; Member of
Parliament for Leith 1851-59, for Edinburgh 1859-68, and for
Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities 1868-69; advocate 1833
Solicitor-General 1850-51 ; Lord Advocate 1851-58, 1859-66, and
1868-69; Dean of the Faculty of Advocates 1858-69; Lord
Justice Clerk 1869-88 ; created a Baronet of the United Kingdom
23 May 1871 ; raised to the peerage as Baron Moncreiff of Tulli-
bole, Co. Kinross, 9 January 1874; and succeeded his brother as
eleventh Baronet (of Nova Scotia) 4 November 1883.
He married, 12 September 1834, Isabella, only daughter of
Robert Bell, Procurator of the Church of Scotland and Sheriff
of Berwick and Haddington, and by her, who was born 12 June
1813, and died 19 December 1881, had issue
      1. HENRY JAMES, second Baron and twelfth Baronet.
      2. ROBERT CHICHESTER, third Baron and thirteenth Baronet.
      3. JAMES WILLIAM, W.S., D.L. Co. Kinross, born i6 September
1845; married, 19 March 1872, Mary Lillias, eldest daughter of
George Mitchell Innes of Bangour. She died 29 December 1910,
aged 62.  He died 30 January 1920, having had issue
(1) James Frederick, W.S., born 18 December 1872; married
in 1922 Elisabeth Jane Souter.
(2) George, born 19 November 1874; advocate Scottish
Bar; died unmarried 8 January 1907.
(3) Henry Wellwood, born 21 July 1876; lieutenant, 3rd
Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry; married, 25
May 1921, Ivy St. John Muir.
(4) Edwin Robert, born 30 June 1877; married, 20 April
1904, Mary, second daughter of Matthew Montgomerie
Bell, W.S., of Edinburgh, and has issue a son, George
James Wellwood, born 30 September 1912, and a
daughter, Mary Eileen.
(5) William Francis, born 28 July 1882.
(6) Mary Lillias, born 12 September 1879; died 5 March
1880.
         4. FREDERICK CHARLES,1 born 15 October 1847; M.A. New
College, Oxford ; barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple ; late
Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, 1895-1900, and
of Ceylon, 1900-5; married, 14 July 1892, Mary Ann, daughter of
the late Charles Seymour Brook.
          5. FRANCIS JEFFREY, born 27 August 1849 ; married, first,
2 August 1871, Frances Ramsay, eldest daughter of James Hamil-
ton Lawson, and by her, who died 8 January 1875, had issue
(i) James Hamilton, born 13 June 1872; married, 6 March
1904, Elisabeth Lilian, daughter of Charles Harvey,
and died 5 June 1923, leaving issue two sons-Francis
Hamilton, born 29 September 1906, and Frederick
Henry Wellwood, born 13 February 1909.
(2) Frederick Charles, born '0 August 1873; died 22 March
1877
 He married, secondly, 29 October i88o, Mildred, fourth
daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. FitzHerbert, of Somersal
Herbert, Co. Derby, and died 30 May 1900, having, by his second
wife, had issue
(3) Richard Henry FitzHerbert, born 10 March 1882
major, late 9th Battalion Royal Scots (The Royal
Regiment); served in the Great War from 1915, and
was wounded at High Wood, Somme.
(4) Francis Beresford, born i8 June 1883 ; lieutenant, late
9th Battalion Royal Scots; served in the Great War;
married, 8 September 1911, Winifred, daughter of
the late Arthur S. Laxon, of Verecroft, Coventry, and
died 18 December 1928, as a result of wounds received
at High Wood, Somme, in July 1916.
(5) Adrian Wellwood, born 22 March i88~ ; served in the
Great War with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
(6) Norman Halliday, born '9 September 1886; major,
2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles; married, 20 June
1912, Lucy Anna, youngest daughter of the Rev. E. W.
Collinson, of Berrynarbor, North Devon, and died at
Rouen, 18 November 1916, of wounds received in
action at Courcelette, Somme, on 29 September
previously.  By his wife-who married, secondly, 8
February 1921, Major Guy Luther, late of the Sher-
wood Foresters-he left three daughters, Margaret,
Mildred, and Betty.
          6. ELEANORA JANE Ross, born in 1835 ; married, 3 December
1873, to Patrick Blair, and died S.p., 25 April 1896. He died
30 November 1910.
          7. MARIANNE ELIZA, born 1st September 1841 ; married,
6 April 1877, as his second wife, to John Blair Balfour, P.C.,
Q.C.,
M P., Lord Advocate, first Baron Kinross of Glasclune, and Lord
Justice General of Scotland. He died 22 January 1905, leaving
issue by both his wives. She died 25 September 1913.

Lord Moncreiff died 27 April 1895. His portrait, by Sir
George Reid, P.R.S.A., can be seen in the Parliament House,
Edinburgh. He was succeeded by his eldest son.

1 One of the two compilers of this family history.