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Thomas (Sir) (of Linton & Carnwath) Somerville[1]

Male Abt 1370 - 1444  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Thomas (Sir) (of Linton & Carnwath) Somerville 
    Born Abt 1370 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1444 
    Person ID I56690  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father Thomas (Sir) Somerville,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Janet (of Darnley) Stewart,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef Jul 1391 
     1. William (of Carnwath) 1st Lord Somerville,   b. Bef 1400,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Somerville,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F21494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary (of Orkney) Sinclair,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1407 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F25488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth (Aboyne) Keith,   d. 1436 
    Married Aft 2 Nov 1411 
     1. Elizabeth (of Carnwath) Somerville,   b. Bef 1416,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F16209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Some say his 1st wife was Janet, daughter of Alexander (Sir) Stewart ofDarnley was mother of his children.

      From Doug Hickling (Sources etc. to follow)
      "Janet, daughter of Alexander (Sir) Stewart of Darnley by his first wife____ Turnbull, daughter of Sir Turnbull of Minto. Alexander (Sir) wasdescended (in the male line) from Alan (Sir) Stewart, the second son ofJohn (Sir) Stewart of Bonkyl and (in a female line) from Walter (Sir)Stewart, the fourth son of Alan (Sir). The Somerville article inCP12:92, which was published in 1953 and is therefore one of the newer CPvolumes, states that William Somerville of Carnwath was the son and heirof Thomas (Sir) Somerville and his first wife, Janet, daughter ofAlexander (Sir) Stewart of Darnley and was born in or before 1400. Atfootnote d, the article says that Thomas (Sir) married Janet Stewartbefore July 1391, thus obtaining the barony of Cambusnethan. The samenote says that he married Mary Sinclair in 1407 and that it is unlikelythat she was the mother of his son William. Thomas (Sir)' third wife,whom he married pursuant to a 2 November 1411 dispensation, was ElizabethKeith, 4th daughter of Sir William Keith, who was the widow of Nicholas(Sir) Erskine of Kinnoull and of Adam (Sir) Gordon of Huntly."
      Douglas Hickling
      516 Blair Avenue
      Piedmont CA 94611

      "Thomas Somerville, 1st Lord (b c1370, d 12.1444)
      BE1883 reports that Thomas was created a peer on 15.12.1430 but TSP,whilst accepting that others refer to him as the 1st Lord and whilstacknowledging that he was called to Parliament, specifically refers tohis son as the 1st Lord. We follow BE1883 because its numbering systemappears to be more often used than TSP's.
      m. (1391) Janet Stewart (dau of Sir Alexander Stewart of Dernley)
      Through this marriage the barony of Cambusnethan came into this family.
      ((1)) William Somerville, 2nd Lord (d 20.08.1456)"
      From Stirnet Genealogy at

      BE1883 = Burke's Extinct Peerage
      TSP = 'The Scots Peerage'

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.