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Matthew Douglas, 7th Laird of Mains 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matthew Douglas  (c1519-aft 1571) was the son of Alexander, 6th Laird of Mains and Margaret Stewart, dau of Matthew, 2nd Earl of Lennox.

 

On the orders of the Earl of Lennox (then regent for his grandson James VI), Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill, Matthew Douglas of Mains and John Cunningham of Drumquhassle (proprietor of Killermont) retook Dumbarton Castle from John Fleming on 2 April 1571.

An Act of Parliament was passed on 28 August 1571 in favour of "Johnne Cuningham of Drumquhassel, Matho Dowglas of Manys, Captain Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill, and others takeris of the Castell of Dumbartane," discharging them of any criminal or civil liabilities incurred in the recapture of the castle.

 

His son, Malcolm, succeeded but was executed for treason.

 

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  • Douglas of Mains

     

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