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James Douglas, 8th Laird of Drumlanrig

 

 

 

 

 

James Douglas, 8th Baron of Drumlanrig, succeeded his grandfather, James, 7th Baron of Drumlanrig.

 

Death: 16 OCT 1615

Father: William (Sir) (of Hawick) Douglas
Mother: Margaret (of Lochinvar) Gordon

Marriage 1 Mary (of Wigtoun) Fleming b: ABT. 1563 daughter of John Fleming, 5th Lord
  • Married: 9 DEC 1581
Children
  1.  William (1st Earl of Queensbury) Douglas
  2.  James (of Mouswald) Douglas - marr 2ndly (mcrt 02.11.1615) Helena Grierson (dau of Sir William Grierson of Lag)
  3.  David (of Airdoch) Douglas
  4.  George Douglas of Penziere, a priest
  5.  Janet Douglas - m. William Livingston of Jerviswood
  6.  Helen Douglas - John Menzies of Castlehill
  7. Christian Douglas - m. Robert Dalzell, 2nd Earl of Carnwath (bur 21.06.1654)
  8. Jean Douglas

 

There was also a son, William Douglas, who was probably illegitimate.

 

On 13 Aug 1548, Queen Mary granted Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig ward and marriage of Simon Carruthers' two daughters, Janet and Marion. Sir James has designs on their inheritance, including Comlongon and Mouswald Castles, and succeeded in marrying off Janet, but Marion was made of sterner stuff, and refused to marry.  However, this situation led to her committing suicide, if, indeed she were not murdered.  Read more>>>

 

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