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Mary (Fleming) Douglas (1566 - 1635)

Mary Douglas formerly Fleming
Born in Boghall Castle, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 9 Dec 1581 [location unknown]
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Died in Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 May 2011
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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).[1] 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.[2] 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:

  1. William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry+ d. 8 Mar 1640


  1. #S-1 Balfour Paul; Vol 8, page 544
  2. #S-1 Balfour Paul; Vol 8, page 544
  • Source S-1 Balfour Paul. The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Vol. 8. Edinburgh: Douglas, 1904.


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Flemming-521 and Fleming-610 appear to represent the same person because: Father's LNAB is Fleming.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Fleming-5399 and Fleming-610 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. Please consider merging.
posted by James Evans
Fleming-5399 appears to be the same as this profile. Same father, same birth and death places, same child. Fleming-5399 needs to be merged into Fleming-610
posted by David Hughey Ph.D.

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