Elizabeth Montgomerie-Cuninghame of Lainshaw

Elizabeth Montgomerie

Died 1770

Alias: 

Elizabeth Montgomerie-Cuninghame of Lainshaw

Biography: 

Daughter of David Laing Montgomerie (d. 1752)1 and Veronica Boswell (d. 1742), and as such a first cousin of James Boswell. Sister of Margaret, who married James Boswell in 1769.

She succeeded to the Lainshaw estate following the death of her older brother James in 1767.

Elizabeth married firstly Alexander Montgomerie-Cuninghame of Kirktonholme (d. 1770?) and secondly John Beaumont.

  • 1. David was the son of Jean Montgomerie and Alexander Laing, Rector of Donaghadee. He inherited Lainshaw from his uncle James Montgomerie who died ca. 1726 without issue.

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