DOUGLAS, Eleonora 1 2
- Born: About 1321
- Marriage (1): DE BRUS, Alexander Earl of Carrick 1
- Marriage (2): SANDILANDS, James of Calder, Sir about 1346 2
Another name for Eleonora was Eleanor.
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Eleonora married Alexander DE BRUS Earl of Carrick, son of Edward DE BRUS Earl of Carrick, briefly 'King of Ireland' and Isabel.1 (Alexander DE BRUS Earl of Carrick was born about 1310 and died on 19 July 1333 in Battle of Halidon Hill, Berwick on Tweed, England 1.)
"He married Eleonora, sister of tlie first Earl of Douglas, and was created Earl of Carrick shortly before his death, which occurred at the battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.- His widow married, secondly, James Sandilands of Calder ; thirdly, William Towers of Dairy ; fourthly, before October 1573, Sir Duncan Wallace of Sundrum, and fifthly,Sir Patrick Hepburn of Hailes. For the latter marriage there was a dispensation
by Pope Gregory xi. dated 18 March 1376, on account of Agnes, the deceased wife of the said Patrick, having been in the fourth degree of consanguinity to Eleonora."
from Scots Peerage 1
Eleonora next married Sir James SANDILANDS of Calder about 1346.2 (Sir James SANDILANDS of Calder was born about 1300 and died in 1358.)
"Sandilands as a surname is derived from the lands of Sandilands in the upper ward of Clydesdale, which, together with the lands of Reidmyre, were confirmed to James of Sandilands by William, Lord Douglas, 18 December 1348."
"The barony of Wester Calder and the lands of Bengowre (Bangour), co. Edinburgh, were bestowed upon him by William, Lord Douglas, in free marriage with Eleanor de Bruce his sister, to be held to them and their heirs as freely and amply as the said Douglas held them of Duncan, Earl of Fife. The charter is undated, but must be about the year 1346. The grant was confirmed by Duncan, Earl of Fife, by a charter to which his seal is appended, some time in the year 1350, and there are several ratifications of the transaction by King David II., the first of which was made at Dundee 15 May 1351. In consequence of this marriage Douglas arms have ever since been quartered by the Lords of Calder; and it has indeed been pointed out that on the failure of the older legitimate line, the Sandilands became in law heirs-general of the house of Douglas. On 2 Kal. June 1350 Pope Clement VI. granted an indult to James of Sandilands and Eleanor his wife, of the diocese of Glasgow, to choose confessors in the usual form."
"He married Eleanor, only daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland, and relict of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Carrick, who was slain at Halidon Hill 1333 ; and by her, who married, thirdly, William Towers of Dairy ; fourthly, Sir Duncan Wallace of Sundrum ; and fifthly, in 1376, Sir Patrick Hepburn of Hailes, had two sons 1. Sir James, 2. Patrick ... "
from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 2