Alexander Montgomerie (c.1383 - 1470) MP

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Birthplace: Ardrossan,Ayrshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
Occupation: 1st Lord Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Huntley, Lord of Ardrossan
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About Alexander Montgomerie

Note: "Sir John Montgomerie Irvine of Drum" by McCormick says that Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie, is son of Agnes of the Isles. Isenburg agrees. Other authorities disagree.

From http://www.thepeerage.com/p523.htm#i5221 Last Edited=13 Jan 2008

Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie1 M, #5221, b. before 1413, d. 1469/70

Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie was born before 1413.2 He was the son of Sir John Montgomerie of Ardrossan and Agnes of the Isles.2

Married

  1. Margaret Boyd, daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd, 5th of Kilmarnock.3

Children of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie and Margaret Boyd

  1. Margaret Montgomerie+ 4
  2. Alexander Montgomerie, Master of Montgomerie+ d. 14521
  3. Elizabeth Montgomerie+ 5
  4. George Montgomerie 1
  5. Reverend Thomas Montgomerie 1
  6. Agnes Montgomerie 1
  7. Margaret Montgomerie 1

Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie was a Commissioner to negotiate with England in 1437.1 He was created 1st Lord Montgomerie [Scotland] circa 3 July 1445.1 He was a Commissioner to negotiate with England in 1449.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland].1 He was a Commissioner to negotiate with England from 1451 to 1452.1 He was a Commissioner to negotiate with England in 1456.1

Citations

  1. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1279. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IX, page 134. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  3. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 135.
  4. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 198.
  5. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 74.

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comments

[changed family name Seton to Gordon ca 1457]

Jim Weber shows a birth date of "bef 1413" for Alexander. Based on other sources showing he had younger siblings plus the fact his mother died by 1414, I am showing a birth date of "abt 1383".

Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie, so created bef 3 July 1445....Commissioner to negotiate armistice with England 1437, 1449, 1451-52, and 1456. [Burke's Peerage]

Jim Weber notes: "BP does not indicated which wife (1st or 2nd) was mother of Alexander."

Alexander Montgomery, b. before 1413, d. c 1470, member of the King's Council, created shortly before 3 July 1445 Lord Montgomery; m. Margaret, seen 16 Sep 1453, daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock. [Magna Charta Sureties]

Jim weber notes: "Magna Charta Sureties implies that Alexander is son of Sir John's 1st wife Agnes of the Isles, which is what CP says."

BARONY OF MONTGOMERIE [SCT] (I)

ALEXANDER MONTGOMERIE, son and heir of Sir John MONTGOMERIE, of Ardrossan, by his 1st wife, Agnes of the Isles. He was born before 1413; succeeded his father between 1426/7 and November 1429. A commissioner, 30 November 1437, to conclude a truce with England. He was P.C. to Kings James I and II [SCT]. On 5 February 1444 he had a safe conduct to Durham in connection with an extension of the truce and delivery of the hostages in England. He was apparently created a peer of Parliament as LORD MONTGOMERIE [SCT] shortly before 3 July 1445. On 25 August 1447, as Alexander Lord Montgomery, he was a witness to the agreement between Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, and his brother James as to their seniority, whereby the decision was given in favour of James. He was sent again to England, 10 May 1449, as envoy for a prolongation of the truce, and had safe conducts for the same purpose in 1451-2 and 1456. He was sent to Perth in 1463 on an embassy with the Earl of Argyll in connection with the rebellion of the Earl of Ross, and in the following year was to remain with the King at Berwick.

He married Margaret, sister of Robert, 1st LORD BOYD [SCT], and 2nd daughter of Sir Thomas BOYD, of Kilmarnock. She was living 16 September 1453. He was living 1469, but died apparently in 1470. [Complete Peerage IX:134-5, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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Author: Jim Weber

Title: The Phillips, Weber, Kirk & Staggs Famlies

URL: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id

Date: May 12, 2009

Detail: Jim Weber cites numerous sources for his data. See his posting for details. 2.Type: Web Site

Author: Jim Weber

Title: The Phillips, Weber, Kirk & Staggs Famlies

URL: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jweber&id

Date: May 12, 2009

Detail: Jim Weber cites numerous sources for his data. See his posting for details.

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Sir Alexander was created Lord Montgomerie and became a member of the King's council.

History from the Clan Montgomery Society.

Sir Alexander was created Lord Montgomerie and became a member of the King's council.

History from the Clan Montgomery Society.

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Alexander Montgomerie of Auchterhouse, 1st Lord Montgomerie's Timeline

1383
1383
Ardrossan,Ayrshire,Scotland
1404
1404
Age 21
Eglinton Castle,Kilwinning,Ayrshire,Scotland
1419
March 25, 1419
Age 36
Bonnytown,Ardrossan,Ayr,Scotland
1433
1433
Age 50
Skelmorlie, Renfrewshire, , Scotland
1438
1438
Age 55
Eglinton, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
1438
Age 55
Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, , Scotland
1439
1439
Age 56
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, UK
1451
1451
Age 68
1470
July 15, 1470
Age 87
Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
July, 1470
Age 87
Elgin Cathederal, Morayshire, Scotland