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John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton

Nicknames: "2nd Earl of /Morton/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Morton, Dumfreshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dumfrieshire, Morton, Scotland
Cause of death: killed in the Battle of Flodden
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Douglas, 4th Baron Dalkeith, 1st Earl of Morton, 1st Earl of Morton and Joan Stewart of Scotland, Countess of Morton
Husband of Janet Crichton, Countess of Morton
Father of James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton; Lady Elizabeth Douglas; Agnes Douglas of Morton; Richard Douglas and Anne Livingston Morton
Brother of Lady Janet Hepburn (Douglas), Countess of Bothwell; Elizabeth Douglas; James Douglas and Sir James Douglas, Earl of Morton

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Morton
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About John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas,_2nd_Earl_of_Morton

John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton died 1513, Battle of Flodden. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Flodden

Life

He was the son of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton and Princess Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton, daughter of James I of Scotland by his wife Lady Joan Beaufort. He became earl in 1493, upon his father's death. He was succeeded by his son James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton.

A very wealthy man but unlike many of his peers, John did not become embroiled in the intrigues and politics of his day. Instead, the shrewd Earl of Morton worked to improve his holdings and was quite the litigator in his time, successfully defending his interests in court. It turned out later that John, as lord of Dalkieth was aware the land had great value both above and below the surface and in fact sat on what was later described as the Great Midlothian Coalfield.

Marriage and Issue

He married Janet Crichton, daughter of Patrick Crichton of Cranston-Riddel and had two sons and two daughters:

James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton - died 1553.

Richard Douglas, referred to in an entail of the Morton estates, had two sons William and James.

Agnes Douglas, married Alexander Livingston, 5th Lord Livingston. Elizabeth Douglas, married her second cousin Robert Keith, Master of Marischal

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John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton was born before 1466. He was the son of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton and Joan Stewart. He married Janet Crichton, daughter of Patrick Crichton. He died in 1513.

John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton gained the title of 2nd Earl of Morton.

Children of John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton and Janet Crichton:

Lady Elizabeth Douglas+ d. 2 May 15272

James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton+ d. 1548

Citations

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 231. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S37] 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 2, page 2195. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas,_2nd_Earl_of_Morton

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2nd earl of Morton

died at the battle of flodden field

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John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton1 M, #108258, b. before 1466, d. 1513

John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton|b. b 1466\nd. 1513|p10826.htm#i108258|James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton|d. 1493|p10825.htm#i108246|Joan Stewart|b. c 1428\nd. a 16 Oct 1486|p10533.htm#i105328|James Douglas, 2nd Lord of Dalkeith|d. bt 1456 - 1458|p10825.htm#i108243|Elizabeth Gifford|d. a 1456|p10825.htm#i108244|James I. Stewart, King of Scotland|b. 25 Jul 1394\nd. 21 Feb 1436/37|p10211.htm#i102105|Lady Joan Beaufort|d. 15 Jul 1445|p10211.htm#i102107|

Last Edited=29 Mar 2009 Consanguinity Index=3.16%

    John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton was born before 1466.1 He was the son of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton and Joan Stewart.1 He married Janet Crichton, daughter of Patrick Crichton.1 He died in 1513.1 He was also reported to have died before September 1515.
    John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton gained the title of 2nd Earl of Morton.1

Children of John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton and Janet Crichton 1.Lady Elizabeth Douglas+2 d. 2 May 1527 2.James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton+ d. 1548 Citations 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 231. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family. 2.[S37] 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 2, page 2195. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition. -------------------- John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton was born before 1466.1 He married Janet Crichton, daughter of Patrick Crichton.1 He died in 1513.1 He was also reported to have died before September 1515.

    He was the son of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton and Joan Stewart.1 He gained the title of 2nd Earl of Morton.1

Children of John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton and Janet Crichton

   Lady Elizabeth Douglas+2 d. 2 May 1527
   James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton+ d. 1548

Citations

   [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 231. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
   [S37] 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 2, page 2195. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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John Douglas, 2nd Earl of Morton's Timeline

1459
1459
Morton, Dumfreshire, Scotland
1463
June 22, 1463
Age 4
Morton, Dumfries, Scotland
1487
1487
Age 28
Aberdour, Fifeshire, Scotland
1488
1488
Age 29
Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1505
1505
Age 46
Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
1513
September 9, 1513
Age 54
Dumfrieshire, Morton, Scotland
1992
August 12, 1992
Age 54
August 12, 1992
Age 54
December 17, 1992
Age 54
December 17, 1992
Age 54