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James Douglas and Agnes Dunbar
(Sir) James Douglas.
of Dalkeith. (Sir) John Douglas and Agnes de Graham (widow Monfode).
Sir James succeeded his uncle, Sir William of Liddesdale, and was well known for his learning and accomplishments. (S3).
He married Agnes Dunbar on 21 November 1372. (S2). [so he was born possibly about 1350].
Sir James was married in 1372 to Agnes Dunbar, daughter of Sir Patrick Dunbar. They had four children, including a son, before her death in 1378. (S3).
Sir James' second wife was Egida, half-sister of King Robert II. (S3).
Sir James died (in 1420)(about 1440). (S3).
Daughter of (Sir) Patrick Dunbar and Isabella Randolph.
Great-granddaughter of Isabella DE BRUS, Queen of Norway. (S1).
She was the niece (and possibly fosterling) of Agnes Randolph, Countess of Dunbar and March. Her mother was Isabella Randolph, sister of Countess Agnes and daughter of Thomas Randolph, first Earl of Moray. Her father, Sir Patrick Dunbar, was the son of Sir Alexander Dunbar and grandson of Patrick, seventh Earl of Dunbar, and his wife, Cecilia. (S2).
She was first married to a man called Robert, and they had children. (S2).
Agnes Dunbarwas a mistress of King David II of Scotland, son of Robert the Bruce. She appears to have become a mistress of King David II around 1369, as payments to her began then. A payment of 1000 merks, a very large sum at that time, was arranged for her a month before the king died suddenly in February 1371, which indicates that he had been very likely planning to marry her. (S2).
On 21 November 1372 she married Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith. (S2).
She died in 1378. (S3).
CHILDREN of James Douglas and Agnes Dunbar
- James Douglas. 1st Lord Dalkeith. Born about 1356. He married Elizabeth Stewart. (Stuart).
- William Douglas. Of Mordingtoun.
- Agnes Douglas. of Dalkeith. She married (1) John Gordon. She married (2) (Sir) John Livingston.
- Margaret Douglas. of Dalkeith. Born about 1358. She married Philip, 8th of Arbuthnott.
- Janet (Jacoba) Douglas. of Dalkeith. She married (Sir) John Hamilton, 4th of Cadzow.
- [S1]. James Douglas and Elizabeth Stuart. Diana, Goddess of the Hunt — for Ancestors! http://dgmweb.net/FGS/D/DouglasJames-ElizabethStuart.html.
- [S2]. Agnes Dunbar (mistress). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_Dunbar_(mistress). QUOTES as sources: a) Paul, Sir James Balfour. The Scots Peerage. III (1906 ed.). Edinburgh: David Douglas. pp. 257–261. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
b) S. Boardman, The Early Stewart Kings of Scotland.
- [S3]. Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith. The Douglas Archives. douglashistory.co.uk/history/jamesofdalkeith.htm.
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