Mary Fleming was the daughter of John Fleming, 5th Lord Fleming, and his wife Elizabeth Ross, only child of Robert Ross (killed at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, Master of Ross, eldest son of Ninian Ross, third Lord Ross (of Halkhead). Her date of birth is not provided in source material but she is noted as the fourth daughter. Her parents married in May 1562 and her father died in 1572. She was likely born c. 1566.
She married, contract dated 9 December 1581, to James Douglas, Laird of Drumlanrig, (recorded as 7th on wikipedia and 8th on the Douglas Archives) from whom she had a charter of the lands of Chanlofute and others in Dumfriesshire on 10 December 1581. Her dowry was 6000 merks. He fought against her father during the Civil War between supporters of Queen Mary and those of James VI.
They have a number of children including:
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