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George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, and Lady Mary Stewart

HUSBAND:
George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus.
Born in 1380 at Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland; son of William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas, and Margaret Stewart.

He was the bastard son of William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas and Margaret Stewart, Dowager Countess of Mar & Countess of Angus and Lady Abernethy in her own right. He was seen as the product of incest because his father had married Margaret, Countess of Mar, whose brother Thomas, Earl of Mar had married Margaret Stewart, his mother. (S1).

His father's wife Margaret had already produced an heir for her Lord in 1358, James, 2nd Earl of Douglas and Mar, who succeeded his father upon his death in 1384. (S1).

In 1389, Margaret of Angus relinquished her title in favour of her son, but George did not assume it until his betrothal in 1397 to Princess Mary Stewart, daughter of King Robert III of Scotland. The influence of George's mother must have been considerable - in addition to obtaining a royal bride for George, she persuaded King Robert III to confirm him in his style of Earl of Angus, and also to bestow upon him the lordships of Abernethy, (Perthshire) and Bonkill, (Berwickshire); and "to endow him and his spouse with the justiciary fees of the County of Forfar, to ratify all gifts, entails, and leases made or to be made by his half-sister, Isabel, Countess of Mar, to the said Jorge her brothir". (S1).

James 2nd Earl of Douglas, was killed without issue in 1388, at the Battle of Otterburn, and the Earldom of Mar, and all non-entailed Douglas possessions passed to his sister Isabel. The earldom of Douglas passed to a cousin, the aptly named Archibald the Grim, a bastard son of the Good Sir James Douglas. (S1).

The descendants of Archibald the Grim formed the famed Black line, and those of George formed the equally famed and longer lived Red Line. Angus does not appear to have taken much interest in Public life, although his name appears on various minor charters. However in 1402, he was dispatched under orders of the Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland, to accompany Murdoch, Earl of Fife and the Earl of Moray to assist Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas during his invasion of Northumberland. That incursion ended at the disastrous field of Homildon Hill, where the Scots were routed and all of the above taken prisoner. Both Moray and Angus died of the Plague whilst captive. (S1).

WIFE:
Mary Stewart.
Daughter of King Robert III, King of Scotland.

Mary was to marry a further four times and bear seven more children by three of these husbands. The issue by her second husband, Sir James Kennedy the Younger of Dunure, were the ancestors of the Marquesses of Ailsa; The product of her fourth marriage to William, 1st Lord Graham were the ancestors of the Viscounts Dundee and the Dukes of Montrose. (S1).

CHILDREN of George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus and Lady Mary Stewart:
  1. William Douglas and Margaret Hay, 2nd Earl of Angus(13981437).
  2. Elizabeth Douglas, married firstly to Sir Alexander Forbes, later 1st Lord Forbes; married secondly to Sir David Hay of Yester.


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HOW ARE WE RELATED:
George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, and Lady Mary Stewart
William Douglas, 2nd Earl of Angus, and Margaret Hay of Yester
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Helen Douglas                        George Douglas


through daughter Helen:  
Helen Douglas (Elene) and William Graham 
William Graham and Annabel Drummond
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William Graham                 Helen Catherine Graham 

through son William:
William Graham and Lady Janet Keith
Robert Graham and Margaret Fleming
John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose, and Jean Drummond
John Graham and Margaret Ruthven
John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy

through daughter Helen Catherine:
Helen Catherine Graham and Humphrey Colquhoun, Younger of Luss
John Colquhoun and Agnes Boyd
(Sir) Alexander Colquhoun and Margaret Helen Buchanan
(Sir) John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy	


through son George:
George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus, and Isabella Sibbald
Archibald Douglas and Elizabeth Boyd
George Douglas and Elizabeth Drummond
Elizabeth Douglas and John, Third Lord Hay
Elizabeth Hay and George Seaton III 
Marion Seaton and John Graham
Margaret (Mary) Graham and George Buchanan
Margaret Helen Buchanan and (Sir) Alexander Colquhoun
(Sir) John Colquhoun and Katherine Graham
 William Colquhoun (changed to Cahoon) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy