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James Douglas and Elizabeth Stewart
Born (after 1273-S2)(about 1383-S1) in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland; son of (Sir) James Douglas and Agnes Dunbar. [ Agnes DUNBAR, great-granddaughter of Isabella DE BRUS, Queen of Norway].
Lord Dalkeith descended from Andrew Douglas of Hermiston (or Herdmanston) (d.b. 1277), younger son of Archibald I, Lord of Douglas (fl. c. 1198–1238). Andrew was succeeded by his son William Douglas of Hermiston, a signatory of the Ragman Roll in 1296. William of Hermiston's son, James Douglas of Lothian succeeded his father and produced two sons, Sir William Douglas and Sir John Douglas. Sir William Douglas, known as the Knight of Liddesdale or the Flower of Chivalry obtained the privileges of the barony of Dalkeith, in Midlothian, in 1341, and the barony of Aberdour, in Fife, in 1342. Following the Flower of Chivalry's murder at the hands of his godson William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, both baronies passed to his nephew, James. James Douglas was confirmed in this position when his title was ratified by the Earl of Douglas prior to 1370. The lands of Dalkeith, and Aberdour, in Fife, were combined as a single barony in 1386, with the principal seat at Dalkeith Castle, and a secondary residence at Aberdour Castle. (S2).
He married Elizabeth (Princess) Stewart, daughter of King Robert III, about the year 1387. They had five children before she died: William, James, Henry, Janet (who married John Hamilton of Cadzow) and Margaret. (S2).
He married, as his second wife, Janet Borthwick, daughter of Sir William Borthwick, with whom he had a son named William. (S2).
He died before 22 May 1441. (S2).
Elizabeth Stewart. (Stuart).
Born about 1387, of Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland; son of (John) Robert III Stewart (Stuart), King of Scotland, and Annabella Drummond.
CHILDREN of James Douglas and Elizabeth Stewart
- William DOUGLAS, b. ca. 1405
- James Douglas. (S1,S2). Born about 1407. He married Elizabeth Gifford.
- Henry DOUGLAS, b. ca. 1409 (S1,S2).
- Margaret DOUGLAS, b. 1411 (S1,S2).
- William DOUGLAS. (S2).
- Janet DOUGLAS. (S2). She married John Hamilton of Cadzow.
- [S1]. James Douglas and Elizabeth Stuart. Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors! http://dgmweb.net/FGS/D/DouglasJames-ElizabethStuart.html.
- [S2]. James Douglas, 1st Lord Dalkeith. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Douglas,_1st_Lord_Dalkeith. QUOTES as sources: a) Douglas Archives - Douglas of Mains Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine Accessed on 14 September 2010.
b) Maxwell, Herbert. A History of the House of Douglas from the Earliest Times Down to the Legislative Union of England and Scotland. London: Freemantle, 1902. (p. 236-237) . c). Sir James Douglas, 1st Lord of Dalkeith. The Peerage, 31 March 2013. Accessed March 14, 2009
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