The Anderson Collection


James Naesmyth

1638 - 24 March 1706

Previously believed to be the father of the 1st Baronet Sir James Naesmyth but now believed to be his cousin.

Apprized the barony of Posso from his father by Crown Charters of 1665 and 1672 and matric arms at LO 1672-77. Royal Falconer to King Charles II 1683, commn’d, as Quartermaster of Lord Drumlanrig’s Troop in HM’s Regt of Horse of Scotland 1684.

Succeeded by his brother Robert.
(Robert sold Posso to his cousin in 1709)
Sister, Christian m. Sir John Veitch of Dawyck

Artist: Sir John Medina