Douglas of Lochleven
The Douglas lairds of Lochleven
Sir William's son,
Archibald Douglas of Glenbervie, married Lady Agnes Keith,
daughter of William, 2nd Earl Marischal, who bore the subject of
this memoir about 1532, the only son among nine daughters. On St.
Valentine's Day, 1552, William was contracted in marriage to Egidia
or Gelis Graham, daughter of Robert Graham of Morphie,- and the
marriage was celebrated shortly afterwards. Like the rest of his
house, he was a Protestant, and fought in the
battle of Corrichie,
where the Earl of Huntly, head of the Romish faction, was slain in
1562. In 1570 he succeeded to Glenbervie on his father's death, and
five years later he was retoured heir to his grandfather. Sir
William, who perished at Flodden
in 1513. He took little part after this in public affairs, both
he and his wife being invalids, as appears from a licence granted to
them in 1578 by King James to eat flesh in Lent " als oft as thai
pleis," by reason that they were " subiect to seiknes and diseiss of
Lochleven ceased to be a royal castle in 1390 when Robert II granted it to Sir Henry Douglas, the husband of his niece, Marjory. The Douglases already had an association with the castle for Henry's father, Sir John Douglas, had been among the garrison during the 1335 siege. The Douglases remained lords of the island stronghold up to the seventeenth century.
John Douglas of Dalkeith d bef 1356
1. Sir Henry Douglas of Lugton & Lochleven + Marjory Stewart of Ralston d: 1438
2 Sir William Douglas of Lochleven d: 1421 + Elizabeth Lindsay of Crawford
3 Sir Henry Douglas of Lochleven d: AFT. 1469 + Elizabeth Erskine
4 Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven d: 9 SEP 1513 + Elizabeth Boswell
5 Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven + Margaret Balfour + Margaret Hay of Erroll b: ABT. 1453
6 Thomas Douglas + Elizabeth BoydMelrose Abbey 1569-1620
1. In his account of the murder of David Rizzio in 1566, Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord Ruthven, himself one of the conspirators, mentions William Douglas of Loch Leven.
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