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DOUGLAS, William 'Le Hardi', Lord of Douglas, Sir
(About 1240-1298)
Eleanor de Lovain
(About 1265-After 1305)
DE LINDSAY, Alexander, Sir
(About 1267-After 1308)
STEWART, Daughter
(About 1265-)
DOUGLAS, Archibald Regent of Scotland, Sir
(Before 1298-1333)
LINDSAY, Beatrice
(About 1302-1352)
DOUGLAS, Eleonora
(About 1319-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. DE BRUS, Alexander Earl of Carrick
2. SANDILANDS, James of Calder, Sir

3. TOWERS, William of Dalry
4. WALLACE, Duncan of Sundrum, Sir
5. HEPBURN, Patrick of Hailes, Sir

DOUGLAS, Eleonora 1 2

  • Born: About 1319
  • Marriage (1): DE BRUS, Alexander Earl of Carrick 1
  • Marriage (2): SANDILANDS, James of Calder, Sir About 1346(charter) 2
  • Marriage (3): TOWERS, William of Dalry 2
  • Marriage (4): WALLACE, Duncan of Sundrum, Sir 2
  • Marriage (5): HEPBURN, Patrick of Hailes, Sir 15 April 1376(dispensation) 1 2

   Another name for Eleonora was Eleanor.

   User ID: K70.


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.)


  Marriage Notes:

"He (Alexander de Brus) married Eleonora, sister of the first Earl of Douglas, and was created Earl of Carrick shortly before his death, which occurred at the battle of Halidon Hill in 1333"

from Scots Peerage (vol 2) 1

Eleonora next married Sir James SANDILANDS of Calder About 1346(charter).2 (Sir James SANDILANDS of Calder was born about 1310 and died in 1358.)


  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) 2

Eleonora next married William TOWERS of Dalry.2 (William TOWERS of Dalry was born about 1315.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Eleanor, only daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland .... married, thirdly, William Towers of Dairy"

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 2

Eleonora next married Sir Duncan WALLACE of Sundrum.2 (Sir Duncan WALLACE of Sundrum was born about 1318.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Eleanor, only daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland .... married fourthly, Sir Duncan Wallace of Sundrum"

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 2

Eleonora next married Sir Patrick HEPBURN of Hailes, son of Adam HEPBURN of Hailes and Marion FOURBOUR, 15 April 1376(dispensation).1 2 (Sir Patrick HEPBURN of Hailes was born about 1321 1 and died after 22 June 1402 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"He (Patrick Hepburn) married .... secondly, Eleanor Bruce, Countess of Carrick, only daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas (brother of the good Sir James Douglas), who was for a few months guardian of the kingdom .... A dispensation dated at Avignon 15 Kal. Aprilis 1376 was granted by Pope Gregory XI., permitting 'the noble man Patrick de Hepborn, Knight, and Eleonora de Bruys, Comitissa de Carrick,' to marry, notwithstanding that Agnes, his former wife, was within the fourth degree of consanguinity to the Countess.' She must have been far advanced in life when she was married to Sir Patrick, who seems to have been her fifth husband. He died before King Robert III."

from Scots Peerage (vol 2)




"Eleanor, only daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland .... married fifthly, in 1376, Sir Patrick Hepburn of Hailes"

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1 2

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

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

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