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Angus, Earl of (S, 1389)

 

Creation: let. pat. 9 Apr 1389

 

Family name: Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton

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Arms:

See Duke of Hamilton

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George [Douglas], 1st Earl of Angus

illegitimate son of William [Douglas], 1st Earl of Douglas, by his mistress Lady Margaret Stewart, suo jure Countess of Angus, 1st dau. and heir of line of Thomas [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Angus

born

c.1378

mar.

after 24 May 1397 the Princess Mary (mar. (2) 1404 Sir James Kennedy, Yr. of Dunure;  (3) 13 Nov 1413  Sir William Graham of Kincardine and Old Montrose; and (4) 1425 Sir William Edmondstone of Duntreath; d. c. 1458), 2nd dau. of Robert III, King of Scotland, by his wife Annabel Drummond, dau. of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall

children

1. Sir William Douglas, later 2nd Earl of Angus

1. Lady Elizabeth Douglas, mar. (1) betw. 6 and 16 Oct 1423 Alexander [Forbes], 1st Lord Forbes, and (2) Sir David Hay of Yester, and had issue by both husbands

died

1402

created

9 Apr 1389 Earl of Angus, with remainder to the heirs of his body, failing which to his maternal aunt Elizabeth, wife of Sir Alexander Hamilton, and the heirs of her body

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Angus

born

 

mar.

c. 1414 Margaret Hay (d. aft. 22 Apr 1484), only dau. of Sir William Hay of Yester, by his first wife Jean Gifford, dau. and cohrss. of Hew Gifford of Yester

children

1. Sir James Douglas, later 3rd Earl of Angus

2. Sir George Douglas, later 4th Earl of Angus

3. William Douglas of Cluny (d. 1475)

4. Hugh Douglas, Rector of the University of St Andrews 1466

1. Lady Helen Douglas (d. after 20 Nov 1486), mar. (1) bef. 1460 William [Graham], 2nd Lord Graham, and (2) bef. 1478 as his second wife James [Ogilvy], 1st Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, and had issue by her first husband

died

Oct 1437

suc. by

son

note

Ambassador to England 1430;  Warden of the Middle Marches 1433

 

James [Douglas], 3rd Earl of Angus

born

 

died

bef. 9 Sep 1446

suc. by

brother

 

George [Douglas], 4th Earl of Angus

born

 

mar.

bef. 1446 Isabel Sibbald (mar. (2) c.1477 John Carmichael of Balmedie, and (3) aft. 1479 Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven;  d. c. 1501), only dau. of Sir John Sibbald of Balgony

children

1. Sir Archibald Douglas, later 5th Earl of Angus

2. John Douglas, named in an action of his mother against his uncle, William Douglas of Cluny, 1471

1. Lady Anne Douglas

2. Lady Isabella Douglas, mar. 1464 Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Douglas, mar. 1476 Robert Graham of Fintry, and had issue

4. Lady Margaret Douglas, mar. 1479 Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, and had issue

5. Lady Janet Douglas (d. bef. 10 Jul 1494), mar. (1) 1472 David Scott, Yr. of Buccleuch, and (2) Oct 1492 George [Leslie], 2nd Earl of Rothes, and had issue by both husbands

6. Lady Egidia Douglas (d. after 1476)

7. Lady Alison Douglas (d. after 1476)

died

12 Mar 1462/3

suc. by

son

note

Ambassador to England 1451

 

Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus

born

c.1554

mar. (1)

4 Mar 1467/8 Elizabeth Boyd (d. bef. 21 Feb 1497), 1st dau. of Robert [Boyd], 1st Lord Boyd, by his wife Mariot Maxwell, dau. of Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood

children by first wife

1. Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (b. c. 1469; dvp. 9 Sep 1513). mar. bef. Mar 1487/8 Hon Elizabeth Fleming (widow of Sir David Fleming of Monycabo;  d. aft. 21 Aug 1514), 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, only dau. of Alexander [Lindsay], 4th Earl of Crawford, and had issue:

1a. Hon Archibald Douglas, later 6th Earl of Angus

2a. Hon Sir George Douglas of Pittendreich (d. Aug 1552), mar. Elizabeth Douglas, dau. and hrss. of David Douglas of Pittendreich, and had issue:

1b. David Douglas, later 7th Earl of Angus

2b. James Douglas, later jure uxoris 4th Earl of Morton

3a. Father William Douglas, Abbot of Holyroodhouse (d. 2 Oct 1528)

1a. Lady Elizabeth Douglas, mar. bef. 17 Sep 1509 John [Hay], 3rd Lord Hay of Yester, and had issue

2a. Lady Alison Douglas, mar. (1) 1511 Robert Blackadder, and (2) 25 Jun 15?? Sir David Hume of Wedderburn, and had issue

3a. Lady Janet Douglas (d. 17 Jul 1537), mar. (1) bef. 12 Dec 1527 John [Lyon], 6th Lord Glamis, and (2) bef. 1535 as his second wife Archibald Campbell of Skipnish, 2nd son of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll, and had issue by her first husband

4a. Lady Margaret Douglas, mar. Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig, and had issue

2. Hon Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie (d. 9 Sep 1513), mar. 1501 Elizabeth Auchinleck, dau. and hrss. of James Auchinleck of Glenbervie, son and heir of Sir John Auchinleck, and had issue:

1a. Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie (d. 18 Sep 1570), mar. (1) Lady Agnes Keith (d. c. 1548), 3rd dau. of William [Keith], 2nd Earl Marischal, and had issue:

1b. William Douglas, later 9th Earl of Angus

1b. Elizabeth Douglas, mar. 1 Jun 1543 Alexander Falconer, Yr. of Halkerton, and had issue

2b. Margaret Douglas, mar. John Erskine of Balhagartie or Pittodrie

3b. Marjory Douglas, mar. Andrew Keith of Ravenscraig

4b. Christian Douglas (d. c. 1568), mar. 23 May 1555 Alexander Irvine, Yr. of Beltie

5b. Joane Douglas, mar. James Skene, Yr. of Skene, and had issue

6b. Isabel Douglas (d. 18 Jan 1582), mar. 1 Mar 1562 James Melville, Yr. of Dysart, and had issue

7b. Alice Douglas, mar. 28 Dec 1567 Alexander Guthrie, Yr. of Kincaldrum

8b. Agnes Douglas

9b. Marion Douglas

Sir Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie mar. (2) c. 28 Jan 1553/4 Margaret Carmichael, dau. of John Carmichael of Meadowflat, and (3) Elizabeth Irvine, dau. of Alexander Irvine of Drum, and had further issue by his third wife:

2b. James Douglas, Minister of Glenbervie, mar., and had issue, the Douglases of Whytrigs

3b. John Douglas, named in his father's will 1570, mar., and had issue

4b. Archibald Douglas, named in his father's will 1570

10b. Katherine Douglas

11b. Sara Douglas

3. Rt Rev Gavin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld 1515 (b. c. 1475; d. Sep 1522; bur. in the Hospital Church of the Savoy, London)

4. Hon Sir Archibald Douglas of Kilspindie, Treasurer of Scotland 1527-28 (d. c. 1536), mar. 1515 Isabel Hoppar, and had issue

1. Lady Marion Douglas (d. aft. Jul 1511), mar. 24 Jun 1492 Cuthbert [Cunningham], 3rd Earl of Glencairn, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Douglas, mar. after 19 Jun 1493 Robert Lyle

3. Lady Janet Douglas, mar. bef. 22 Dec 1495 as his second wife Andrew [Herries], 2nd Lord Herries of Terregles

mar. (2)

c.1498 Janet Kennedy, 2nd dau. of John [Kennedy], 2nd Lord Kennedy, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Hay, widow of Nicholas [Hay], 2nd Earl of Erroll, and dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Seton later Gordon], 1st Earl of Huntly

mar. (3)

1 Jun 1500 Katherine Stirling, dau. of Sir William Stirling of Keir, by his wife Margaret Crichton, dau. of James Crichton of Ruthvendeny

died

aft. 29 Nov 1513

suc. by

grandson

note

Warden of the East Marches 1481;  Privy Councillor;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1493-98

 

Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, PC

born

c.1490

mar. (1)

26 Jun 1509 Lady Margaret Hepburn (dsps. 1513), only dau. of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Earl of Bothwell, by his wife Lady Janet Douglas, only dau. of James [Douglas], 1st Earl of Morton

mar. (2)

6 Aug 1514 (div. 11 Mar 1526/7) Princess Margaret of England (widow of James IV, King of Scotland;  mar. (3) bef. 2 Apr 1528 as his first wife Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven;  d. 8 Oct 1541; bur. in the Carthusian Monastery of St John in Perth), 1st dau. of Henry VII, King of England, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Plantagent, 1st dau. of Edward IV, King of England

only child by second wife

1. Lady Margaret Douglas (b. 18 Oct 1515 ; d. 9 Mar 1578), mar. 6 Jul 1544 Matthew [Stuart], 4th or 13th Earl of Lennox, and had issue

mar. (3)

bef. 9 Apr 1543 Hon Margaret Maxwell (mar. (2) bef. Sep 1560 Sir William Baillie of Lamington;  d. 1593), only dau. of Robert [Maxwell], 4th Lord Maxwell, by his first wife Janet Douglas, dau. of Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig

only child by third wife

1. Hon James Douglas, Master of Angus (dvp. Feb 1548)

died

s.p.m. bef. 22 Jan 1556/7

suc. by

nephew

note

one of the Council of Regency 1517-21 and 1523-26;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1527-28;  Privy Councillor [S];  on 31 Aug 1547 he had a charter changing the limitation of the Earldom to heirs male "sibi et suis heredibus masculis et suis assignatis quibuscinque"

 

David [Douglas], 7th Earl of Angus

born

c.1515

mar.

8 May 1552 Margaret Johnstone (widow of James Johnstone, Yr. of Johnstone;  mar. (3) Sir Patrick Whitelaw of that Ilk), dau. of Sir John Hamilton of Clydesdale (by his wife Hon Janet Home, only surv dau. and hrss. of Alexander [Home], 3rd Lord Home), illegitimate son of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran

children

1. Hon Archibald Douglas, later 8th Earl of Angus

1. Lady Margaret Douglas (d. 1640), mar. (1) 19 Jan 1567/8 Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch (d. 17 Apr 1574), and (2) bef. 1 Jul 1592 Francis [Stewart], 1st Earl of Bothwell, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Elizabeth Douglas (d. Feb 1636/7), mar. (1) 17 Feb 1571/2 John [Maxwell], 7th Lord Maxwell, (2) as his second wife Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies, and (3) bef. 17 Apr 1598 John Wallace of Craigie, and had issue by her first husband

died

Jun 1557

suc. by

son

 

Archibald [Douglas], 8th Earl of Angus

born

c.1555

mar. (1)

13 Jun 1573 Lady Mary Erskine (dsp. 3 May 1575), only dau. of John [Erskine], 18th and de jure 1st Earl of Mar, Regent of Scotland, by his wife Annabella Murray, dau. of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine

mar. (2)

25 Dec 1575 (div. 1587) Lady Margaret Leslie, 2nd dau. of Andrew [Leslie], 5th Earl of Rothes, by his 1st wife Grisel Hamilton, dau. of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart (by his wife Margaret Livingstone, dau. of .... Livingstone of Easter Wemyss), illegit. son of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran, by his mistress Mary Boyd of Bonshaw

mar. (3)

29 Jul 1587 Hon Jean Douglas (widow of Hon Robert Douglas, Yr. of Lochleven later Master of Morton, 1st son and heir ap. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Agnes Leslie, 1st dau. by his first wife of George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes;  mar. (3) 31 May 1590 Alexander [Lindsay], 1st Lord Spynie; d. bef. 23 Feb 1611), 2nd dau. of John [Lyon], 8th Lord Glamis, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Abernethy, 2nd dau. of William [Abernethy], 5th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

only child by third wife

1. Lady Margaret Douglas (d. unm.)

died

s.p.m. and probably s.p.s. 4 Aug 1588

suc. by

second cousin

note

suc. his uncle 2 Jun 1581 as 5th Earl of Morton;  on his death the Earldom of Morton passed to a distant cousin as the heir of line

 

William [Douglas], 9th Earl of Angus

born

c.1532

mar.

14 Feb 1551/2 Egidia Graham (d. aft. 1606), dau. of Sir Robert Graham of Morphie

children

1. Hon William Douglas, later 10th Earl of Angus

2. Hon Archibald Douglas, Parson of Glenbervie (dsp. 1584)

3. Hon George Douglas, Chaplain of Drumlithie (d. bef. 15 Dec 1590)

4. Hon Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, mar., and had issue

5. Hon Duncan Douglas, Parson of Glenbervie (dsp. bef. 1591)

6. Hon Gavin Douglas of Raquarrell (d. c. 1 Oct 1616), mar. (1) 27 Oct 1598 Jean Menzies (widow of Gilbert Menzies of Auldquhat), sister of Robert Menzies of Aberdeen, and (2) Elizabeth Keith, and had issue

7. Hon John Douglas of Barras (d. 15 Mar 1618), mar. Jean Fraser, and had issue

8. Hon Francis Douglas (bur. sp. after 1600 in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome)

9. Hon Henry Douglas of Tannachy (d. 5 Oct 1595)

1. Lady Margaret Douglas, mar. 5 Jan 1567/8 William Forbes of Moneymusk, and had issue

2. Lady Jean Douglas, mar. 31 May 1576 John Wishart of Balisycht, nephew and heir of Sir John Wishart of Pittarro

3. Lady Elizabeth Douglas, mar. bef. 1581 Thomas Gordon

4. Lady Sarah Douglas, mar. (1) 5 Apr 1586 Robert Strachan, and (2) bef. 1597 George Auchinleck of Balmanno

died

1 Jul 1591

suc. by

son

 

William [Douglas], 10th Earl of Angus

born

c.1552

mar.

12 Apr 1585 Hon Elizabeth Oliphant (mar. (2) bef. 1619 James Hamilton), 1st dau. of Laurence [Oliphant], 4th Lord Oliphant, by his wife Lady Margaret Hay, 2nd dau. by his first wife of George [Hay], 7th Earl of Erroll

children

1. Hon William Douglas, later 11th Earl of Angus later 1st Marquess of Douglas

2. Hon Sir James Douglas of Mordington, later 1st Lord Mordington

3. Hon Sir Francis Douglas of Sandilands (dsp.)

1. Lady Catherine Douglas (dvp. bef. 1608)

2. Lady Mary Douglas, mar. 17 Oct 1620 as his second wife Alexander [Livingston], 2nd Earl of Linlithgow, and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Douglas (d. bef. 1640), mar. 13 Sep 1627 as his second wife Sir John Campbell of Cawdor, and had issue

died

3 Mar 1611

suc. by

son

note

King's Lieutenant and Justice General North of the Tay 1592;  Lieutenant of the Borders 1598

 

William [Douglas], 11th Earl of Angus later 1st Marquess of Douglas

created

14 Jun 1633 Lord of Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest, Earl of Angus and Marquess of Douglas

 

The Earldom of Angus was held by the Marquesses of Douglas from 14 Jun 1633 to 10 Apr 1703, by the 1st and last Duke of Douglas from 10 Apr 1703 until his death on 21 Jul 1761, and has been held by the Dukes of Hamilton since that date.

 

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