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Dirletoun, Earl of (S, 1646 - 1650)
Creation: let.pat. 27 Mar 1646
Extinct: 19 Apr 1650
Family name: Maxwell
James [Maxwell], 1st Lord Innerwick later 1st Earl of Dirletoun
son of Robert Maxwell of Kirkhouse, by his wife Nicola Murray, sister of John [Murray], 1st Earl of Annandale, and dau. of Sir Charles Murray of Cockpool, by his wife Hon Margaret Somerville, 1st dau. of Hugh [Somerville], 5th Lord Somerville
bef. Apr 1662 Elizabeth de Boussoyne (bur. 26 Apr 1659)
1. Lady Elizabeth Maxwell (bur. 2 Sep 1659), mar. (1) 26 May 1638 William [Hamilton], 2nd Duke of Hamilton, and (2) 10 Jun 1655 Thomas Dalmahoy MP, Gentleman of the Horse to her former husband, and had issue by her first husband
2. Lady Diana Maxwell (b. c. 1619; d. Jun 1675), mar. 2 Apr 1639 Hon Sir Charles Cecil MP, styled Viscount Cranbourne, 1st son and heir ap. of William [Cecil], 2nd Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Lady Catharine Howard, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Howard], 1st Earl of Suffolk, and had issue
3. Lady Anne Maxwell, mar. bef. 1642 (sic?) as his last wife Sir Thomas Bowyer, 1st Bt.
4. Lady Jane Maxwell, mar. bef. 1657 ..... Whorwood
s.p.m.s. 19 Apr 1650
1638 Lord Innerwick
27 Mar 1646 Lord Kingston and Elbottle, and Earl of Dirletoun
a Gentleman of the King's Bedchamber
The Earldom of Dirletoun became extinct on the death of the 1st Earl in 1650.
First written 29 Dec 2003
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