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SANDILANDS, James of Calder, Sir
(About 1310-1358)


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1. DOUGLAS, Eleonora

SANDILANDS, James of Calder, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1310
  • Marriage (1): DOUGLAS, Eleonora About 1346(charter) 1
  • Died: 1358

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James married Eleonora DOUGLAS, daughter of Sir Archibald DOUGLAS Regent of Scotland and Beatrice LINDSAY, About 1346(charter).1 (Eleonora DOUGLAS was born about 1319.)

  Marriage Notes:

"His (Alexander de Brus') widow married, secondly, James Sandilands of Calder"

from Scots Peerage (vol 2)

"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 .... had two sons 1. Sir James, 2. Patrick ... "

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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