Sir Archibald Douglas, 7th of Tilquhillie

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Archibald Douglas was the second son of John Douglas, 5th of Tilquhillie and his wife, Mary Young.  He led a military life.

In 1628, on his eldest son's (also John) marriage to Agnes Barclay, daughter to the Laird of Mathers, John Douglass resigned the lands of Tilquhillie in his favour.  He, however, survived his son, being alive in 1642. Archibald, the second son, thus inherited. However his elder brother had died without male issue, and Archibald never made up titles to the estate. He acquired the rights to the tiends of the estate in 1696.

Archibald was Knighted 'for his bravery' by King Charles I (So too, was his brother, Robert).

He married Eleanor, daughter of George, twentieth Lord Audley and first Earl of Castlehaven, and widow of Sir John Davies. She was a 'prophetess', and it is claimed that because he had burnt her prophecies, she struck him dumb, reducing his speech to pig-like grunts. He subsequently lived with relatives.

He died childless and Tilquhillie passed to his younger brother, Robert. He had inherited a considerable estate in England on his marriage, but it returned to 'his lady's friends' on his death.

He died in 1644


 

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Sources for this article include:

 Royal Berkshire History
Pedigree of Douglas of Tilquhilly or Tilwhilly, co. Kincardine. From a genealogical account originally compiled ... by John Douglas ... circ. 1771

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