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Sir William 
Forbes-Sempill
  formerly Forbes
1836 - 1905


Sir William 
Forbes-Sempill
  formerly Forbes, heir presumptive (1881) to to the barony of Sempill. A descendent? The obituary of Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar, Bt, says: He was born on Sept 6 1912 and baptised Elizabeth as the third and youngest daughter of the 18th Lord Sempill, head of the Forbes-Sempill family, a long-established Scottish dynasty holding a 15th century Barony and a Baronetcy of Novia Scotia, created in 1630. On the death of her father, the 18th Lord Sempill, in 1934, both the barony and the baronetcy passed to her elder brother, who entrusted the management of his Fintray and Craigievar estates to his sister. In 1945 she took up practice in the Alford district and it was from this point onward that Elizabeth Forbes-Sempill looked and behaved like the man she knew she really was. Dr Forbes-Sempill went about her change of gender in the quietest possible manner. She applied to the Sheriff of Aberdeen, and acquired a warrant for birth re-registration. Then, on Sept 12 1952, there appeared a notice in the advertisement columns of The Press and Journal, Aberdeen, which stated that henceforth Dr Forbes-Sempill wished to be known as Dr Ewan Forbes-Sempill. . . Some three weeks later the doctor announced that he was to wed Isabella ("Pat") Mitchell, his housekeeper. It was a fairly quiet ceremony. On the death of his brother, the 19th Lord Sempill, in 1965, the barony passed in the female line to the 19th Lord's eldest daughter. It was assumed that the barony would pass to Ewan Forbes-Sempill but his cousin, John Forbes-Sempill (only son of the 18th Lord Sempill's youngest brother, Rear-Admiral Arthur Forbes-Sempill), challenged the succession to the baronetcy. The case was taken to the Scottish Court of Session. The court ruled in favour of Ewan Forbes-Sempill, but when his cousin continued with his challenge the dispute was taken to the Home Secretary, in whose office the Roll of Baronets is kept by Royal Warrant. The Lord Advocate was consulted by the Home Secretary, James Callaghan, and eventually, in December 1968, Mr Callaghan directed that the name of Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar (he had dropped the name of Sempill) should be entered in the Roll of Baronets. There were no children of Sir Ewan's marriage. His cousin, John Alexander Cumnock Forbes-Sempill, born 1927, now succeeds to the baronetcy. 1

Born: Fintray House, 20th May 1836Baptised: Fintray, Aberdeenshire, , Scotland 4th Aug 1836
Died: Craigievar castle, 21st Jul 1905Buried:
Family:
Forbes-Sempill

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Sir William 
Forbes-Sempill
  formerly Forbes
(
Abercromby
) 1836 - 1905
2.
Sir John 
Forbes
(
Forbes
) 1785 - 1846
4.
Sir William Bartholemew 
Forbes
(
Sempill
) 1755 - 1816
5.
Sarah 
Sempill
(
Forbes
) + 1799
3.
Charlotte Elizabeth 
Forbes
(
Forbes
) c. 1800 - 1883
6.
Gen. James Onchocar 
Forbes
(
Hunter
) 1765 - 1843
7.
Elizabeth 
Hunter
(
Forbes
) 1775 - 1830

Siblings


1.
Elizabeth 
Forbes
* 1826
2.
Sarah 
Forbes
* 1827
3.
Charlotte Frances 
Forbes
* 1829
4.
Janet Marjory 
Forbes
* 1830
5.
Caroline Ann 
Forbes
* 1832
6.
Margaret 
Forbes
1834 - 1834
7.
James Ochoncar 
Forbes
(
Hall
) 1837 - post 1900

Spouses



1. St James, Westminster, , , , England 18th Nov 1862
Frances Emily 
Abercromby
(
Forbes-Sempill
) + 1887

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Frances Emily 
Abercromby
(
Forbes-Sempill
) + 1887
1.
F/? 
Forbes-Sempill
b. ?
2.
Katharine Charlotte E.S. 
Forbes-Sempill
1859 - post 1890
c.
Frances Emily 
Abercromby
(
Forbes-Sempill
) + 1887
3.
John 
Forbes-Sempill
(
Prodgers
) 1863 - 1934
3a.
3.1.
Ewan formerly Elizabeth 
Forbes-Sempill
(
Mitchell
) 1912 - 1991
4.
Douglas 
Forbes-Sempill
1865 - post 1890
5.
Evelyn Courtenay 
Forbes-Sempill
1868 - post 1890
6.
Robert Abercromby 
Forbes-Sempill
1870 - post 1890
7.
Gertrude Emily 
Forbes-Sempill
1872 - post 1890
8.
Arthur Lionel 
Forbes-Sempill
1877 - post 1890
Sources

Timeline


20th May 1836Born
4th Aug 1836Baptised Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
16th Feb 1846
Sir William 
Forbes-Sempill
  formerly Forbes
(
Abercromby
) 1836 - 1905 inherited the title
Forbes
  [Bt] (1626)
18th Nov 1862Married
Frances Emily 
Abercromby
(
Forbes-Sempill
) + 1887 England
ante 1890
Sir William 
Forbes-Sempill
  formerly Forbes
(
Abercromby
) 1836 - 1905 inherited the title
Sempill
  [B]
21st Jul 1905Died
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