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Robert Maxwell

Also Known As: "Richard Maxwell 4th Lord Maxwell"
Birthplace: Carlaverock Castle, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Death: July 09, 1546 (53)
Logan, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert Maxwell, 4th Lord Maxwell, Admiral of Scotland; Lady Agnes Maxwell and Agnes Stewart
Husband of Janet Douglas of Drumlanrig
Father of Mary Maxwell; George Maxwell; Sir John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles, Master of Maxwell; Robert Maxwell, 5th / 6th Lord Maxwell and Margaret Maxwell, Countess of Lennox
Brother of Mary Wells; Katherine Maxwell; Isobel Maxwell; Mary Maxwell; Herbert Maxwell and 5 others

Occupation: 5th Lord Maxwell
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About Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell

Wikipedia Biographical Summary SCOTS PEERAGE.COM

"Robert Maxwell, 4th Lord Maxwell (1493–1546) was a member of the council of Regency (1536) of the Kingdom of Scotland, Regent of the Isle of Arran and like his father before him patriarch of the House of Maxwell \ clan Maxwell. A distinguished Scottish nobleman, politician, soldier and in 1513 Lord High Admiral, Lord Maxwell was a member of James V of Scotland's royal council and served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1524, 1527 and 1535. He was also an Extraordinary Lord of Session in 1533. In 1537, he was one of the ambassadors sent to the French Court to negotiate the marriage of James to Mary of Guise, whom he espoused as proxy for the King...

...He was the eldest son of John Maxwell, 3rd Lord Maxwell, killed at the battle of Flodden, 9 September 1513, his mother being Lady Agnes Stewart, illegitimate daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan...

...On 3 June 1546 he was appointed warden of the west marches. He died on 9 July of the same year...

...By his first wife, Janet Douglas, daughter of Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, he had three children:

  • Robert Maxwell, 6th Lord Maxwell
  • Sir John Maxwell, married Agnes Maxwell, 4th Lady Herries
  • Margaret, married firstly to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, and secondly to Sir William Baillie of Lamington."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 October 2012, 03:46 UTC, <,_5th_Lord_Maxwell&oldid=516088762> [accessed 11 November 2012]

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Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell's Timeline

Maxwell, Dumfries-shire, , Scotland
February 5, 1493
Carlaverock Castle, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Newark, , , Scotland
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
April 9, 1543
Terregles, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland
July 9, 1546
Age 53
Logan, East Ayrshire, Scotland