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Isabel Ogilvy, of Linthrathen

Also Known As: "Isabel Lyon", "Lady Kennedy"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Auchterhouse, Forfarshire (Present Angus), Scotland
Death: 1484 (78)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lintrathen, 1st Lord High Treasurer of Scotland and Isobel de la Glen
Wife of Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis and Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure, 1st Lord Kennedy
Mother of Alexander Lyon, 4th Lord Glamis; John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis; Elizabeth Lyon; Patrick Lyon; William Lyon and 1 other
Sister of Sir Walter Ogilvie of Auchleven, Kt.; Giles Ogilvy; David Ogilvy; Arbuthnott Ogilvie of Auchleven; Alexander Ogilvy and 2 others
Half sister of Sir John Ogilvy, Laird of Lintrathen & Airlie and James Ogilvy

Managed by: Harold Allen Buell, Jr.
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About Isabel Ogilvy, of Linthrathen

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Isabel Ogilvy:

Isabel Ogilvy[1]

  • F, #108229,
  • d. 1484
  • Last Edited=30 Apr 2008

Isabel Ogilvy married, firstly, Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis, son of Sir John Lyon of Glamis and Elizabeth Graham, before 1459.[1]

She married, secondly, Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure, 1st Lord Kennedy, son of Sir James Kennedy of Dunure, younger and Lady Mary Stewart, after 1460.[2]

She died in 1484.[2]

She was the daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lintrathen and Isabel Glen.[2],[1]

From before 1459, her married name became Lyon.[1]

As a result of her marriage, Isabel Ogilvy was styled as Lady Kennedy. From after 1460, her married name became Kennedy.[2]

Children of Isabel Ogilvy and Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis

  • 1. Elizabeth Lyon
  • 2. John Lyon, 3rd Lord Glamis+ d. 1 Apr 1497
  • 3. Alexander Lyon, 2nd Lord Glamis d. c 1486
  • 4. William Lyon+
  • 5. Patrick Lyon d. a 1481


Her mother is sometimes listed as Duward. However From Doug Hickling:

"You list the mother of Isabella (or Isabel) Ogilvy, who married Patrick (1st Baron Glamis) Lyon, as a Durward. The better evidence is that she was Isabel Glen, daughter of John (Sir) Glen of Inchmartin (sometimes shown as of Balmuto) and Margaret Erskine. Margaret Erskine was the daughter of Isabel Inchmartin and Allan (Sir) Erskine. Allan (Sir) was a younger son of William (Sir) Erskine (of Erskine). Isabel Inchmartin was the daughter of John (Sir) Inchmartin and Margaret Wemyss, who in turn was the daughter of David (Sir) Wemyss. SP 4:16 says that "Walter (Sir) Ogilvy of Auchlevyn and Desford was the eldest son of Walter (Sir) Ogilvy of Carcary and Lintrathen by his second wife Isobel, one of the three daughters and heirs-portioneers of John (Sir) Glen of Balmuto by his wife Margaret Erskine." The information on the Inchmartins comes from an article by Bruce McAndrew, who is considered very reliable, in the periodical DOUBLE TRESSURE, No. 4 (1982) pp 2-10'


  • 1. [S6] 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 VII, page 121. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 228. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

Lord Glamis died at Belhelvies on 21 March 1459, and was buried at Glamis. Judging from the period at which their children began to take an active part in public life, the marriage of Lord Glamis with Isobel Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lantrathen, must have taken place soon after his return from England in 1427. After her first husband’s death Lady Glamis married Gilbert, first Lord Kennedy, whom she also survived. She had a full share of the pugnacity of the race form which she sprang. She fought her sons, her tenants, her neighbours, and her creditors, and had a tough struggle with the representatives of her second husband for the possession of the family plate. On 20 June 1480 she entered into an indenture with the Prior and convent of the Preaching Dominicans, friars of Ayr, who, with consent of Brother John More, Vicar-General of that Order in Scotland, agreed, in return for a liberal endowment of lands in the town and sheriffdom of Ayr, to perform divine service for the benefit of the souls of James and Margaret, King and Queen of Scotland, of Isobel herself and her father and mother, and of Patrick, Lord Glamis, and Gilbert Kennedy, Lord of that Ilk, her husbands. After Lord Kennedy’s death, who was succeeded by his son by a previous marriage, her Ladyship was reconciled to her family, and returned to Forfarshire. ‘She in her widdowedheid finished the old House of Glamis, built the two ston bridges, and the ille in the Kirk of Glames, wherein, with her first husband, she was interred in anno 1484, as the inscription upon the tomb bears witnes.’ [The Scots Peerage VIII:270-272]

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Isabel Ogilvy, of Linthrathen's Timeline

Auchterhouse, Forfarshire (Present Angus), Scotland
Age 23
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Age 24
Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 25
Courtastaumo, Forfarshire (Present Angus), Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 31
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Age 53
Angus, Scotland
Age 53
Age 78