WILLIAM HOGG (ca 1658-1715), of Portglenone, County Antrim, moved to Ulster from Scotland or northern England during the late 17th century and settled near Lisburn, County Antrim.
He wedded firstly, Mary Podefield, in 1677; and secondly, Elizabeth Wilson, in 1686. His eldest son and namesake,
WILLIAM HOGG, married Abilgail Higginbothom in 1718. He died in 1726. The youngest son,
EDWARD HOGG (1722-1809), wedded Rose, daughter of the Rev John O'Neill, in 1752. His eldest son,
WILLIAM HOGG (1754-1824), of Belmont, and his wife Mary, daughter of James Dickey, of County Antrim. His eldest son,
THE RT HON SIR JAMES WEIR HOGG, 1ST BARONET (1790-1876), was a lawyer and MP. He was born at Stoneyford, near Lisburn, the eldest son of William Hogg and his wife Mary, née Dickey.:
educated at Dr Bruce's Academy, Belfast, and later at Trinity College Dublin. Hogg was barrister, Registrar Supreme Court and Vice-Admiralty Court, Calcutta; MP (C) for Beverley 1834–47; and for Honiton 1847; Director, HEIC Sept 1839 (twice chairman); member, Indian Council in 1815; and appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1872.Sir James MacNaghten McGarel-Hogg, 2nd Baronet, KCB, (1823-90) was created BARON MAGHERAMORNE in 1887.
The 1st Baron was born in Calcutta. His surname at birth was Hogg, but he added the surname McGarel in 1877 on inheriting the estates of Charles McGarel, his brother-in-law. Lord Magheramorne's seat was Magheramorne House in County Antrim.JAMES DOUGLAS, 2nd Baron (1861-1903),
Born in London and was a captain in the Life Guards. He married Lady Evelyn Ashley-Cooper one year before succeeding to the titles. Seemingly the 2nd Baron lived a dissolute life, and was unsuccessful in business. He was declared bankrupt in 1900 in Dublin and died just over two years later in Paris.The 2nd Baron was succeeded in the family honours by his brother,
DUDLEY STUART, 3rd Baron (1863-1946), 2nd son of the 1st Baron. In later life he retired to Bournemouth and was living in a nursing home in Surrey at the time of his death.
The family honours devolved upon his brother,
RONALD TRACY, 4th Baron (1863-1957), who died in 1957 aged 93 and was unmarried, when the barony became extinct, though the baronetcy remains extant.
As of 2006, the presumed 9th Hogg Baronet has not successfully proven his succession, and is consequently not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. However, the succession is under review by the Registrar of the Baronetage.The merchant and philanthropist Quintin Hogg, 7th son of the 1st Hogg Baronet, was the father of Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham, twice Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom.
First published in October, 2010.