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6th Earl of Cassilis, Sir John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassilis

Also Known As: "6th Earl of Cassilis", "6th Earl of Cassillis"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Casilis Aryshire, Scotland
Death: April 4, 1668 (57)
Immediate Family:

Son of Hew Kennedy, Master of Cassillis and Katherine MacDowall of Garthland
Husband of Lady Jean Kennedy; Susan Hamilton; Margaret Hay and Jean Kennedy, Lady of Haddington Hamilton
Father of Lord Kennedy James Kennedy; Lady Margaret Kennedy; Anne Douglas; Elizabeth Mercer; John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassillis and 1 other
Brother of Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd of Bargany and Lady Jean Stewart

Managed by: Oliver Marcus Stedall
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About John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassilis, PC (d. April 1668) was a Scottish peer, the son of Hew Kennedy, Master of Cassillis and Katherine Macdowall...

...He succeeded to the titles of 8th Lord Kennedy and 6th Earl of Cassillis on on 25 July 1616. He was a non-sitting member of Cromwell's House of Lords, and was invested as a Privy Counsellor of Scotland on 13 Feb. 1660/61. He held the office of Justice-general 1649-1651 and of an Extraordinary Lord of Session for Scotland June 1661-July 1662...

...He married Lady Jean Hamilton, daughter of Thomas Hamilton, 1st Duke of Haddington and Margaret Foulis, on 7 January 1621/22.[2] They had three children:

  • Lady Catherine Kennedy d. c Feb. 1700
  • James Kennedy, Lord Kennedy d. 1642/43
  • Lady Margaret Kennedy

He married Lady Margaret Hay, daughter of William Hay, 10th Earl of Errol and Lady Anne Lyon, on 15 March 1643/44. They had one child:

  • John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassilis (Nov. 1653 - 23 Jul, 1701)"

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassilis', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 November 2012, 18:10 UTC, <,_6th_Earl_of_Cassilis&oldid=523360993> [accessed 17 November 2012]

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John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis's Timeline

Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Casilis Aryshire, Scotland
Age 34
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
November 1653
Age 42
April 4, 1668
Age 57