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Archibald (Earl of Moray) Douglas[1]

Male 1426 - 1455  (29 years)


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  • Name Archibald (Earl of Moray) Douglas 
    Born 1426 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 May 1455  Battle Of Arkinholm Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40630  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father James (7th Earl of) (The Gross) Douglas,   b. 1370,   d. 24 Mar 1442-1443  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Beatrix Sinclair,   d. Bef 8 Feb 1462 
    Married Bef 7 Mar 1425  Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (of Moray) Dunbar,   b. Abt 1424,   d. Bef 17 Feb 1485-1486  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Bef 26 Apr 1442 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F16022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray (1426 18 May 1455) was a Scottish nobleman during the reign of King James II of Scotland. He was one of the five brothers from the Black Douglas family who clashed with the king.

      He was a twin brother of James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas. In later years, James was believed to be the older by only a few minutes, as he inherited the earldom of Douglas, when their older brother was killed by the king, but it has been suggested that in earlier years Archibald was believed to be the older.

      He became Earl of Moray jure uxoris by marrying the countess.

      He was killed fighting the king's supporters at the Battle of Arkinholm.

      Archibald Douglas does not appear on record as EARL OF MORAY until 3 July 1445, 2 having probably been created in the June parliament of that year

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.