|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1746|
Scottish Peer. Jacobite. Born the son of John Elphinstone, 4th Lord of Balmerinoch and his second wife Ann Ross. He joined Jacobite Rising in favor of James Edward, called the Old Pretender, after the battle of Sheriffmuir in November 1715. With the failing of the raising, he fled into exile with his compatriots, but returned to Scotland in 1733 after his father won him a pardon. He was one of the first to rally to Prince Charles Edward's call during the Rising of 1745 and he was made a Colonel of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards. He marched with the Jacobites at Derby, and fought at Falkirk. He succeeded to the title 6th Lord Balmerinoch on the death of his half-brother, John, in January 1746. He fought in the Battle of Culloden in April 1746 where he was taken prisoner. Tried for treason in Westminster Hall, he was found guilty was attainted and sentenced to death. He was beheaded on Tower Hill. He had held his titles less than a year, and with his death without issue the Lordship of Balmerinoch became extinct. His title has also been spelled Balmerino.
Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Greater London, England
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Record added: Oct 13, 2006
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