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Crichton of Sanquhar, Lord (S, 1488)

 

Creation: let.pat. 29 Jan 1487/8

 

Family name: Crichton later Dalrymple-Crichton later McDouall-Crichton later Crichton-Stuart

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Lion rampant Azure (Crichton);  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Water Budgets Or (Vallance)

Crest:

A Dragon Vert crowned and spouting out fire Or

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Azure crowned Or

Motto:

 God Send Grace

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Robert [Crichton], 1st Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

son and heir of Sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar by his wife Elizabeth .....

born

mar. (1)

Margaret Hay

mar. (2)

c. 1457 Christian Crichton (widow of John Crichton; d. after 1478), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Erskine of Kinnoul

children by first wife

1. Robert Crichton of Kinnoul, Master of Sanquhar (dvp. betw. Feb 1483/4 and Feb 1491/2), mar. 1472 Lady Marion Stuart, 2nd dau. of John [Stuart], 1st or 10th Earl of Lennox, by his wife Margaret Montgomerie, 1st dau. of Alexander [Montgomerie], 1st Lord Montgomerie, and had issue:

1a. Robert Crichton, later 2nd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

died

betw. Jul 1494 and Feb 1494/5

created

29 Jan 1487/8 Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

suc. by

grandson

note

defended Lochmaben against the Douglases 1484; Sheriff of Dumfries 1484

 

Robert [Crichton], 2nd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

mar.

c. 1491 Marion Maxwell (d. bef. 10 Jul 1527)

children

1. Robert Crichton, later 3rd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

died

betw. 13 Jul and 6 Nov 1513, probably at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Crichton], 3rd Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

mar.

Elizabeth Murray (mar. (2) bef. Jul 1527 Herbert Maxwell), sister of Cuthbert Murray of Cockpool, and dau. of Sir John Murray of Cockpool

children

1. Hon Robert Crichton, later 4th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

2. Hon William Crichton, later 5th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

3. Hon John Crichton of Ryhill

4. Hon Herbert Crichton

died

betw. 12 Jul 1516 and 16 Oct 1520

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Crichton], 4th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

 

mar.

bef. 1 Dec 1534 Elizabeth Wallace (widow of William Wallace the Elder, Tutor of Craigie; mar. (3) after Jan 1535/6 as his second wife William {Cunningham], 4th Earl of Glencairn), dau. and hrss. of John Campbell of West Loudoun

died

s.p. bef. 7 Jan 1535/6

suc. by

brother

note

 

William [Crichton], 5th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

mar.

bef. 24 Mar 1540/1 Hon Elizabeth Fleming (d. after 1550), 6th dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, by his wife Lady Joan Stuart, illeg. dau. of James IV, King of Scotland

children

1. Hon John Crichton, Master of Crichton (dvp. after 26 Jul 1549)

2. Hon Robert Crichton, later 6th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

3. Hon Edward Crichton, later 7th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

4. Hon Andrew Crichton

5. Hon William Crichton, Tutor of Sanquhar, mar. Katherine Carmichael, and had issue:

1a. William Crichton, later 9th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar later 1st Viscount of Air later 1st Earl of Dumfries

died

11 Jun 1550

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Crichton], 6th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

mar.

Margaret Kennedy (widow of Gilbert Kennedy; d. Jul 1603), dau. of John Cunningham of Caprington by his wife Annabella Campbell, dau. of Sir High Campbell of Loudoun

died

1561

suc. by

brother

note

 

Edward [Crichton], 7th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

mar.

after 4 Jun 1561 Margaret Douglas (mar. (2) after 16 May 1571 William [Graham], 5th Earl of Menteith, and (3) after 22 May 1593 Robert Wauchope of Niddry), dau. of Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig by his second wife Lady Christian Montgomerie, sister of Hugh [Montgomerie], 2nd Earl of Eglinton, and only dau. of Hon John Montgomerie, Master of Eglinton (by his wife Elizabeth Edmonstone, dau. of Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath), 1st son and heir ap. of Hugh [Montgomerie], 1st Earl of Eglinton

died

23 May 1569

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Crichton], 8th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar

born

c. 1568

mar.

10 Apr 1608 Mary Fermor (bapt. 12 Mar 1591/2; mar. (2) 17 Jul 1615 Barnabas [O'Brien], 5th Earl of Thomond; bur. 13 Apr 1675 at Great Billing, co. Northampton), yst. dau. of Sir George Fermor, of Easton Neston, co. Northampton, by his wife Mary Curzon, dau. of Thomas Curzon, of Addington, co. Buckingham

died

s.p. legit. 29 Jun 1612

suc. by

cousin

note

lost an eye in a fencing accident in 1604; seven years later he was instrumental in having the former fencing master, John Turner, murdered in revenge for the accident; he was found guilty of murder and was hanged with a silken rope in Great Palace Yard, Westminster

 

William [Crichton], 9th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar later 1st Viscount of Ayr later 1st Earl of Dumfries

created

2 Feb 1622 Lord of Sanquhar and Viscount of Ayr

12 Jun 1633 Lord Crichton of Sanquhar and Cumnock, Viscount of Ayr and Earl of Dumfries

 

The Lordship of Crichton of Sanquhar has been held by the Earls of Dumfries (Marquesses of Bute from 16 Nov 1814) since 12 Jun 1633.

 

 First written 17 Apr 2004

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