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DOUGLAS, James 3rd of Dalkeith, Sir
(About 1391-1458)
GIFFARD, Elizabeth
(About 1400-After 1456)
STEWART, James I King of Scots
(About 1394-1436)
(About 1397-1445)
DOUGLAS, James 4th of Dalkeith, Earl of Morton
(About 1425-1493)
STEWART, Joan or Joanna 'muta domina'
(About 1428-After 1486)
DOUGLAS, John 2nd Earl of Morton, Sir
(About 1461-1515)


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1. CRICHTON, Janet

DOUGLAS, John 2nd Earl of Morton, Sir 1 2

  • Born: About 1461
  • Marriage (1): CRICHTON, Janet 1
  • Died: by September 1515 1

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  General Notes:

"JOHN, second Earl of Morton, first appears on record on 30 June 1466, when he is designed son and apparent heir of James, Earl of Morton. He next appears in a writ ol 24 May 1474, as Sir John Douglas, knight, having received that dignity in the interval, perhaps at the marriage of King James in. at Holyrood, on 13 July 1469. Later in the same year, 9 July 1474, he is described as Master of Morton. Between that and September 1479 he was provided to the estate of Roberton, co. Lanark, as he is described as Sir John Douglas, knight, Lord of Roberton."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

John married Janet CRICHTON, daughter of Sir Patrick CRICHTON of Cranston-Riddell and Unknown.1 (Janet CRICHTON was born about 1476.)

  Marriage Notes:

"This Earl was .... while very young, contracted to marry Elizabeth, daughter of David Graham of Fintry, brother of Bishop Graham of St. Andrews. But the contract was never fulfilled, and the Earl, while still Master of Morton, married Janet, daughter of Patrick Crichton of Cranstoun-Riddell, and had issue ... "

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1


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

2 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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