Archibald Douglas

Archibald Douglas (1489 - 1557)

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Archibald "6th Earl of Angus" Douglas
Born in Douglasdale, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married about (to ) in Kinnoul Churchmap
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Died in Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotlandmap
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Preceded by
Archibald, 5th Earl of Angus
Archibald, 6th Earl of Angus
1513-1557
Succeeded by
David Douglas, 7th Earl of Angus


Biography

Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus[1] was born circa 1490,[2] the son of George Douglas, Master of Angus and Elizabeth Drummond.[2]

He married by contract, firstly, Lady Margaret Hepburn, daughter of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell and Lady Margaret Gordon, on 26 June 1509.[2]

He married, secondly, Lady Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII Tudor, King of England and Elizabeth Plantagenet, on 4 August 1514 at Kinnoul Church.[3],[4] He and Lady Margaret Tudor were divorced on 11 March 1527/28.[2]

He married, thirdly, Margaret Maxwell, daughter of Robert Maxwell, 4th Lord Maxwell and Janet Douglas, on 9 April 1543.[5] (Maxwell-1846)

He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Angus and to the title of 2nd Lord Douglas on 9 September 1513.[2],[6]

He held the office of Member of the Council of Regency between 1517 and 1521.[2] He held the office of Member of the Council of Regency between 1523 and 1526.[2] He held the office of High Chancellor in Scotland in August 1527.[2] He was invested as a Privy Counsellor in 1528.[2]

In 1528 the sentence of forfeiture was pronounced against him, and he retired to England.[7] In March 1542/43 his sentence of forfeiture was reversed.[7] He fought in the Battle of Ancrum Muir in 1545.[2]

He resigned as Earl of Angus on 31 August 1547 and had a regrant of the same, limited to his heirs male.[7]

He fought in the Battle of Pinkie on 10 September 1547.[2]

He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.[8]

He died in January 1556/57 at Tantallon Castle, Scotland, from erysipelas.#N1[5]He was buried at Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland.[5]

This Earl had, for a time, supreme power in Scotland, but in 1528 the young King James V escaped his hands and the sentence of forfeiture was passed against Angus and his kinsmen. On the death of James V, Angus returned to Scotland, and was restored to his honours and possessions.[2]

Child of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus

Janet Douglas+[9]
George Douglas[10] d. 28 Dec 1589

Child of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Lady Margaret Tudor

Lady Margaret Douglas+[6] b. 18 Oct 1515, d. 9 Mar 1578

Child of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Margaret Maxwell

James Douglas, Master of Angus[5] b. bt 1544 - 1547, d. Feb 1547/48

Sources

  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I page 668
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. V page 208
  • Johnston, George Harvey. "The Douglases of Angus." The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, Limited, 1907.40,41. Print.
  1. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 238.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 157.
  3. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 157, says 6 August.
  4. Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999. Volume 1, page 1282..
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 156.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. Volume 2, page 1742.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 156
  8. Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995).
  9. Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, Volume 1, page 690.
  10. Johnston, George Harvey. "The Douglases of Angus." The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, Limited, 1907.41. Print. http://archive.org/stream/heraldryofdougla00john#page/40/mode/2up

notes

Note 1: Erysipelas (/ɛrɨˈsɪpələs/; Greek ἐρυσίπελας—red skin; also known as "Ignis sacer", "holy fire", and "St. Anthony's fire" in some countries) is an acute infection of the upper dermis and superficial lymphatics, usually caused by streptococcus bacteria. Erysipelas is more superficial than cellulitis, and is typically more raised and demarcated.



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