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CRICHTON, John of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1355-Before 1423)
(About 1370-)
CRICHTON, William of that Ilk, Lord Crichton, Chancellor of Scotland
(About 1395-1454)
(About 1398-)
CRICHTON, James of Frendraught, jure uxoris, 2nd Lord Crichton
(About 1417-About 1454)


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1. DUNBAR, Janet co-heiress of Moray

CRICHTON, James of Frendraught, jure uxoris, 2nd Lord Crichton 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1417
  • Marriage (1): DUNBAR, Janet co-heiress of Moray between 1442 and 1446 1 2
  • Died: About August 1454, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland 1 2

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  General Notes:

"On the occasion of the baptism of the twin sons of King James I. in October 1430, the honour of knighthood was conferred on him 'primogenitum D. Willelmi Creichton Cancellarii,' and on several other children, including William, afterwards sixth Earl of Douglas, for whose murder the Chancellor was subsequently responsible."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 2

James married Janet DUNBAR co-heiress of Moray, daughter of James DUNBAR 4th Earl of Moray and Katherine SETON, between 1442 and 1446.1 2 (Janet DUNBAR co-heiress of Moray was born about 1426 and died by 1506 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

At an early age, but not prior to 1442, he married Janet Dunbar, elder daughter of James Dunbar, Earl of Moray, and sister of Elizabeth Dunbar, the wife of Archibald Douglas, second son of James, Earl of Douglas, who although the younger daughter, seems to have carried the earldom and a great share of the estates to her husband, while the elder had as her portion the barony of Frendraught, as well as Brawl and other lands in Caithness, with other property in the south of Scotland.
In her right Sir James Crichton is generally designed Lord of Frendraught, and as early as 26 March 1446, under that designation, and with the consent of Jonet, his wife, he granted to John de Schaw a charter of his lands of Henristoune, in the barony of Renfrew, in excambion for Dryfholme and other lands, in the lordship of Annandale, to which deed one of the witnesses was 'carissimo patre meo Willelmo domino de Crechtoun,' and next year under the same designation he is witness to an instrument following on the resignation by Christian de Grymislaw...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"Janet, married, between 1442 and 1446, to James, second Lord Crichton...He died
about 1454, and she married, secondly, John Sutherland, who, in a charter of 17 January 1458-59, is designed husband of Janet, Countess of Moray."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1 2


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

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

3 e-books, The Sutherland Book vol.1 by Sir William Fraser (1892).

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