John Dundas, 14th of Dundas

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John Dundas

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Death: Died in Sauchieburn, Scotland
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Son of Sir Archibald Dundas, and Agnes Borthwick
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John Dundas, 14th of Dundas1 M, #392688, d. circa 1494 Last Edited=20 Jan 2015 Consanguinity Index=0.0%

    John Dundas, 14th of Dundas was the son of Sir Archibald Dundas, 13th of Dundas and Agnes Borthwick.2 He died circa 1494.1
    He held the position of 14th Chief of the Name and Arms of Dundas.1 On 11 June 1488 he was confidential envoy for King James III, who intended making him Earl of Forth, but was killed at Sauchieburn , before being able to give effect to it.1

Child of John Dundas, 14th of Dundas

   Sir William Dundas, 15th of Dundas+2 d. 9 Sep 1513


   [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1218. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
   [S37] BP2003. [S37]


In 1491, John Dundas received the grant of the island of Inchgarvie in the Firth of Forth and a Royal licence was granted to John Dundas of that ilk to build castle on his rock of Inchegarve in firth of Forth, between passages of the Quenys Ferreya, with "le drawbriggis, tumlairs, porticulicis, barteling, machcoling, kernalis and skowlaris ".

The island of Inchgarvie was granted to John Dundas in 1491 in lieu of his extensive property at Bothkenner, which had been forfeited by his adherence to James 111.

It was with a view to preventing the devastations of Dutch and English pirates that James 1V, in 1491, granted Inchgarvie in the Firth of Forth to John Dundas of Dundas, with permission to build a fort on the rocky islet and levy duty on passing ships. The King did not live to see the fort completed, however, for the building operations seem to have been interrupted by the death of John Dundas in 1495, and not until after the Battle of Flodden was the fortification finished.

John Dundas was served heir to his father on 3/10/1480. He had several confidential embassies entrusted to him by King James 111, who had intimated his intention of making John Earl of Forth. Unfortunately the King was killed at Sauchieburn before this took place.


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Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Age 35
Sauchieburn, Scotland