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DE ABERBUTHNOTT, Hugo 7th of that Ilk
(About 1285-)
DE ARBUTHNOTT, Philip 8th of that Ilk
(About 1330-)


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1. KEITH, Janet
2. DOUGLAS, Margaret

DE ARBUTHNOTT, Philip 8th of that Ilk 1 3

  • Born: About 1330
  • Marriage (1): KEITH, Janet 1
  • Marriage (2): DOUGLAS, Margaret 25 October 1372(charter) 1 2

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Philip married Janet KEITH, daughter of Sir William DE KEITH Great Marischal of Scotland and Margaret FRASER heiress of Touchfraser.1 (Janet KEITH was born about 1354.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Philip de Arbuthnot) married, first, Janet Keith, daughter of Sir William Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland, by his wife Margaret Fraser, and by her had no male issue, but only two daughters, whose names have not been preserved. They are, however, said to have married well, and to have received ample portions without any division of the family estate. It is narrated that after the death of his wife he fell into a heavy disease, and that, being in much distress of mind with regard to the future of his family, he sent for his father-inlaw to visit him. The Marischal assured him that he need have no anxiety about his daughters, as the law would give them the whole Arbuthnott heritage for their tocher. Whereupon seeing clearly that, as the law of deathbed prevented his making any settlement of his estates upon the heir-male, it behuiffit him ather withguid hert to ouercum the sickness or to die and his house boith togither,' he rapidly recovered and proceeded to 'tak purpois of new mariage.' "

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1

Philip next married Margaret DOUGLAS, daughter of Sir James DOUGLAS Lord of Dalkeith and Unknown, 25 October 1372(charter).1 2 (Margaret DOUGLAS was born about 1355.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The result was that he married, secondly, Margaret Douglas, daughter of Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith, and on his own resignation obtained from Archibald of Douglas, Lord of Galloway and Bothwell a new charter of the lands of Arbuthnott, dated 25 October 1372, in favour of himself and his wife and the longest liver of them and the heirs-male of the marriage."

"By Margaret Douglas, who is said after his death to have married Fleming of Braid,1 (1 Originis. 'Fleming' is probably a mistake for 'Fairlie,' which was then and for several generations afterwards the family who owned Braid.) he had, with other issue whose names have not been preserved : 1. Hugh, his successor, and 2. Margaret or Marjorie, who was married to her cousin Sir William Monypenny (dispensation dated 24 February 1410), by whom she had a son William, created Lord Moneypenny."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

"Margaret, married, before 25 October 1372, to Philip Arbuthnott of that Ilk, and had issue. She is usually said to be the daughter of Agnes Dunbar, but as the latter was married a month after her reputed daughter, and is constantly styled the first wife of Sir James, the conclusion seems irresistible that Margaret was a natural daughter."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

3 e-books, Politics and protestant Lordship in North East Scotland during the reign of James VI: The life of George Keith, fourth Earl Marischal, 1554-1623 by Miles Kerr-Peterson (2016) PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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