James Douglas, 8th Laird of Drumlanrig
James Douglas, 8th Baron of Drumlanrig, succeeded his grandfather,
James, 7th Baron of Drumlanrig.
Death: 16 OCT 1615
Father: William (Sir) (of Hawick) Douglas
Mother: Margaret (of Lochinvar) Gordon
Marriage 1 Mary (of Wigtoun) Fleming b: ABT. 1563 daughter of John Fleming, 5th Lord
There was also a son, William Douglas, who was probably illegitimate.
On 13 Aug 1548, Queen Mary granted Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig ward and marriage of Simon Carruthers' two daughters, Janet and Marion. Sir James has designs on their inheritance, including Comlongon and Mouswald Castles, and succeeded in marrying off Janet, but Marion was made of sterner stuff, and refused to marry. However, this situation led to her committing suicide, if, indeed she were not murdered. Read more>>>
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