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Archibald (8th Earl of Angus and 5th of Morton) Douglas[1]

Male 1555 - 1588  (33 years)


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  • Name Archibald (8th Earl of Angus and 5th of Morton) Douglas 
    Born 1555 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Aug 1588 
    Person ID I43626  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 May 2017 

    Father David (of Cockburnspath) (7th Earl of Angus) Douglas,   b. Abt 1515, Pittendriech, Lasswade, Midlotian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1557, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret Hamilton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1552 
    Family ID F15705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jean (of Glamis) Lyon,   d. Mar 1610 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F18095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Erskine,   d. 3 May 1575 
    Married 13 Jun 1573 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F18096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Margaret Leslie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Dec 1575 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F18097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of the Seventh Earl. The "Good Earl." Married Jean Lyons (1586), daughter of Lord Glamis, widow of Robert Douglas, of Lochleven and mother of Earl of Morton.
      Made Privy Councillor in 1573 and Sheriff of Burwick in 1574. Also appointed Lieutenant General of Scotland at this time. In attempting to save his kinsmen, Earl Morton, he was charged with high treason in 1581 and had to flee from Scotland for a time. He was reconciled with James V in 1582, but banished in 1584 again, after the rebellion of Mar and Gworie. In 1585 restoration of estates were made to him, and he was received back into favor after defeating the Earl of Arran and capturing Stirling Castle for the King. In 1586, he was restored as Warden of the Marches and Lieutenant General. Made Earl of Morton in 1586 and died in 1588.
      The title Earl of Morton reverts to the crown, as he dies without issue.
      The Angus title then reverts to the son of the second son of the Fifth Earl of Angus, who married in 1501 Elizabeth Auchenleck and who held in her own right the title of Glenbervie.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.