John Bothwell, Lord Holyroodhouse
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"John Bothwell, the Bishop of Orkney's edest son was, like his brother Francis, sent abroad to complete his education, where he formed numerous friendships, amongst others with Anthony Bacon, with whom he afterwards corresponded. He was provided to the commendatorship of Holyrood 24 February 1581-82...
...In 1593, on his father's resignation, he was, on 2d July of that year, appointed an Ordinary Lord of Session, his recommendation for the office being, that he had been brocht up fra his youth in learning and studying of the laws, and had attenit to ane reasonable understanding in letters, and maist hable for the said place. He was chosen one of the Lords on the Articles on 16 July 1593, and again on 17 June 1609, a few months before his death...
...For his services in the Privy Council, and also for sundrie uthers great weichtie and honourable services, he was created a peer under the title of LORD HOLYROODHOUSE, and the lands and baronies of Dunrod, Meikle and Little Kirklands in the Stewartry of Kirkeudbright, Alhammer or Whitekirk...
...He died 26 November 1609, having married, contract 1 July 1596, Maria, daughter of Sir John Carmichael of that Ilk..."
SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Volume IV, pages 431-433