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Sir John Carmichael of Carmichael[1]

Male Bef 1588 - 1600  (~ 12 years)

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  • Name John Carmichael of Carmichael 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Bef 1588 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1600 
    Person ID I86392  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 

    Father John Carmichael of Carmichael,   d. Abt 1580 
    Family ID F38488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F32661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Douglas 
     1. Sir Hugh Carmichael of Carmichael,   d. Bef 16 May 1627
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir JOHN CARMICHAEL, dominus de eodem, a man of eminent parts, great loyalty, and a faithful subject to queen Mary, who constituted him warden of the middle mar|ches when a young man; in which office he did great service to his country, in suppressing the insurrections on the borders; and being likeways in savour with king James VI. was appointed one of the ambassadors to the court of Denmark, to negotiate the match between the king and princess Anne,* a daugh|ter of that crown, anno 1588, which was soon thereafter happily accomplished; and the same year he was appointed captain of his majesty's guards.

      In 1590, he was sent ambassador to Eng|land to negociate affairs of the highest im|portance with queen Elizabeth;* and in 1598, he was again constituted warden of the middle marches, and in every station of life he acquitted himself with honour, fidelity, and re|putation; but was at last murdered in the ex|ecution of his office on the borders, anno 1600.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.