Henry Douglas of Kilbirny

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Kilbirny, Klibirney, Kilbrony and Cilbirney are alternative spellings.

Henry Douglas, designed of Kilbrony or Cilbirney in Inverness-shire, was the son of Sir James Douglas, often styled of Lugtoun and Lochleven, but who was really of Ralstoun, and his wife Jonet, daughter and co-heiress of Walter Fenton of Baky.  Henry was the great grandson of Sir William Douglas of Lochleven, who was killed in battle 1421 in France

Charter of confirmation, confirming a charter granted by Henry Douglas of Kilbirny to " an noble lord, Thomas, Lord Fraser of Lovat, his heirs and assignees, of the lands of Kilbirny, Castle of Bewley(1) and others, in the lordship of Beaufort."  The charter confirmed is dated 15th October 1509, and the confirmation 12th January 1510.


Notes:

1. Probably the modern day Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  Nearby, Castle Dounie was originally a late 13th century fortress, founded by the Frasers of Lovat. In 1303 during the Wars of Independence, the castle was besieged by English troops and in 1400 a stone stronghold was built. Captured and damaged by Oliver Cromwell in 1650, after the battle at Culloden in 1746 it was burnt and razed to the ground by the army of the Duke of Cumberland. In the late 19th century, Simon Fraser 15th Lord Lovat founded Beaufort Castle, a Scottish baronial mansion on the site of the old castle.



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