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James William Douglas, 7th Baron of Drumlanrig

Also Known As: "7th Lord of Drumlaning", "7th Lord Drumlanrig"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Drumlanrig Castle, Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death: December 27, 1578 (80)
Drumlanrig, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Drumlanrig, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Douglas, 6th Baron of Drumlanrig and Elizabeth Gordon of Lochinvar
Husband of NN Douglas and Christian Montgomerie
Ex-husband of Margaret Douglas of Angus
Father of Patrick Douglas, Baillie of Morton Castle; Janet Douglas; Margaret Douglas; Nicholace Douglas; Helena Grierson and 6 others
Brother of Sir Archibald Douglas, of Glenbervie, 8th Earl Of Angus; Agnes Douglas, of Drumlanrig; Janet Douglas of Drumlanrig and Robert Douglas, Provost of Lincluden

Occupation: 7th Laird of Drumianrig
Managed by: Mark Andrew Fuldauer
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About Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig

Sir James Douglas, 7th Baron of Drumlanrig, (1498-1578) was, in 1526, one of the barons who attempted to rescue King James V from the hands of the Earl of Angus, by whom he was kept in a state of thraldom. for which efforts, and his loyalty to Queen Mary, he was he was knighted by the regent Arran, Duke of Chatelherault. In 1554 the Queen made him Warden of the East Marches(1), with full powers of justiciary, an office he stayed in for many years until retiring at an old age.

Family

Although the father of 18-20 children through two marriages, Sir James sired only one son in wedlock, Sir William of Hawick. Sir William predeceased his father in 1572. Sir James died in 1578 and the family honours passed to his grandson.

  • parents: son of Sir William Douglas, 6th Baron Of Drumlanrig (b. Bef 1484, k. 9 Sep 1513, Battle Of Flodden) and Elizabeth Gordon of Lochinvar.

Married:

  1. 1513, to Margaret (of Angus) Douglas. divorced between Sept 1539 and Jan 1540
  2. 1540, to Christian Montgomery, dau of John, Master of Eglington and sister to 2nd Earl of Eglington. She died 1575.

Children by Margaret Douglas

  1. Janet Douglas = (1) William (Sir) (of Cashogle) Douglas = (2) William (of Amisfield) Charteris
  2. Margaret Douglas = John (of Applegirth) Jardine
  3. Nicholace (of Drumlanrig) Douglas = 1545 John Johnstone of that Ilk
  4. Patrick Douglas

Children by Mother: Unknown, or various

  1. John Douglas of Ersmortoun = Grilis Irving
  2. Robert Douglas
  3. Robert Douglas, legitimised 16 Aug 1546
  4. John Douglas, Legitimised 16 Aug 1546
  5. Adam Douglas, Legitimised 16 Aug 1546
  6. Janet Douglas
  7. Aliso Douglas
  8. Agnes Douglas
  9. Margaret Douglas = William Maxwell
  10. Marion Douglas = Andrew Cunnyngham of Birkshaw

Children by Christian Montgomery

  1. Sir William Douglas of Hawick
  2. Elizabeth Douglas = 18 feb 1556/7 Andrew Ker, son of Walter Ker of Cessford
  3. Margaret Douglas = (1) Edward, Lord Crichton of Sanquhar = (2) William, 5th Earl of Menteith = (3) Robert Wauehope of Niddrie
  4. Janet Douglas = 25 Jan 1559/60 James Twedy of Drummelzier = (2) 2 Mar 1563/4 Wiliam Ker, Younger of Cessford
  5. Helen Douglas - 21 Apr 1566 Roger Grierson of Lag
  6. Christian Douglas = 21 Apr 1574 Andrew Stewart of Garlies

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About James William Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig

James Douglas, 7th Baron Drumlanrig From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir James Douglas, 7th Baron of Drumlanrig, (d. 1578) was a Scottish nobleman. Life

He was the son of Sir William Douglas, 6th Baron Drumlanrig (b. bef. 1484, k. 9 Sep 1513, Battle of Flodden) and Elizabeth Gordon of Lochinvar.

In 1526, he was one of the barons who attempted to rescue King James V from the hands of the Earl of Angus, by whom he was kept in a state of thraldom. for which efforts, and his loyalty to Queen Mary, he was he was knighted by the regent Arran, Duke of Chatelherault. In 1554 the Queen made him Warden of the West Marches, with full powers of justiciary, an office he stayed in for many years until retiring at an old age.

In 1537, he gave the town of Hawick its charter. In 1551, Mary, Queen of Scots, gave him a pardon for coming with the Earl of Lennox to besiege James V of Scotland at Linlithgow Palace in September 1526. The young King was then held by the Earl of Angus. In August 1526, James V had included Drumlanrig in a pardon for those who assisted in the murder of Thomas McClellan of Bomby in Edinburgh

He subscribed the Book of Discipline on 27 January 1561, and was one of the confederated barons who marched against Queen Mary, in 1567, when she surrendered at Carberry Hill. He was with the forces under the Earl of Morton at Leith, in 1571, and engaged in some of the skirmishes with the queen's supporters, who held Edinburgh Castle. He was taken prisoner whilst on his way home and held captive in the castle.

He was one of those who visited John Knox on his deathbed (1572), and died in 1578. He had 18 children by 3 wives/mistresses and was succeeded by his grandson, James, himself the son of Sir William Douglas of Hawick.

Married:

   1513, to Margaret (of Angus) Douglas. divorced between Sept 1539 and Jan 1540
   1540, to Christian Montgomery, dau of John, Master of Eglington and sister to 2nd Earl of Eglington. She died 1575.

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Sir James Douglas, 7th of Drumlanrig's Timeline

1498
1498
Durisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1527
1527
Age 29
Dumfries, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
1530
January 11, 1530
Age 32
Thornhill, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
1535
1535
Age 37
Locharbriggs, UK
1540
1540
Age 42
Drumlanrig, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1542
1542
Age 44
Scotland, United Kingdom
1549
1549
Age 51
Drumlanrig, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
1551
1551
Age 53
Dumfriesshire, Scotland