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About Sarah Maxwell

In 1580 James Johnstone received from King James VI a charter conferring upon him for life the abbacy of Holywood. In 1588 he was retoured heir of his father in the lands and barony of Johnstone. He was made a knight at the coronation of Queen Anne, 1590. He and Lord Maxwell endeavoured to enter into friendly relations, but their feud burnt out more fiercely than before, and culminated in the battle of Dryfesands on 7 December 1593, when John, 8th Lord Maxwell, was slain. In 1596 he was warden of the West Marches, but fell for a time under government displeasure. In 1602, the feuds with the Maxwells were renewed and some years later, at a meeting held to reconcile their differences, Johnstone was treacherously killed by John, 9th Lord Maxwell on 6 April 1608. He married, in 1588, Sara Maxwell, daughter of John, Lord Herries, who survived and married, secondly in 1611, John, 1st Earl of Wigton and thirdly, in 1625, Hew, Viscount Montgomery of Airds, dying in March 1633.

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Sarah Maxwell's Timeline

1576
1576
Dumfries-shire, Scotland
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1595
Age 19
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1599
Age 23
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Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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Age 31