The History of Leith

March 8, 2007

John Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Balmerinoch

John Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Balmerinoch1 (M)
b. before 1592, d. 28 February 1648/49, #17769

Father Sir James Elphinstone, 1st Lord Balmerinoch b. 19 August 1557, d. May 1612
Mother Sarah Monteith d. after 14 December 1592

The coat of Arms of this family can be seen at South Leith Church. The name changed to Balmerino and the family built a mansion in the Kirkgate, Leith on the site of which the present day St Mary’s Star of the Sea now stands.

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