Hugh Kennedy of Ardstincher

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Hugh Kennedy of Ardstincher

Also Known As: "ancestor of the Kennedys of Bargany"
Birthplace: Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure and Agnes Maxwell of Pollok
Brother of Alexander Kennedy of Ardstychar; Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure and Ardstinchar ; Sir James Kennedy of Dunure the Younger; Elizabeth Kennedy of Dunure; David Kennedy and 4 others
Half brother of Sir John of Dunure Kennedy; John Kennedy, 1st Laird of Blairquhan and Roland Of Leffnol Kennedy

Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Hugh Kennedy of Ardstincher

iv Sir Hugh, of Ardstinchar, who accompanied the Scottish troops under the Earl of Buchan, and was distinguished at the battle of Bauge in Anjou, March 22, 1421, in being honored by the King of France with his armorial bearings. Azure, three fleurs de lis or. From him sprung the House of Bargany, Kirkhill, and Benning. These arms are still borne, quarterly with those of Kennedy, by descendants.

By his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood, he had three sons, John, Thomas, and David, who was one of the retinue of knights and esquires who attended Margaret of Scotland into France on her marriage to the Dauphin, Louis, Anno Domini 1436.


  1. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Volume 1 By Mary Selden Kennedy.  Page 378


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Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland, (Present UK)