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DOUGLAS, John, Sir
(About 1302-Between 1346/1350)
DUNBAR, Patrick, Sir
(About 1300-About 1357)
RANDOLPH, Isabella
(About 1318-After 1361)
DOUGLAS, James Lord of Dalkeith, Sir
(About 1330-1420)
(About 1350-Before 1378)
DOUGLAS, James 2nd of Dalkeith, Sir
(About 1373-1441)


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1. STEWART, Elizabeth


DOUGLAS, James 2nd of Dalkeith, Sir 1 2

  • Born: About 1373
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, Elizabeth before 10 November 1387 1
  • Marriage (2): BORTHWICK, Janet 1 2
  • Died: by May 1441 1

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  General Notes:

"SIR JAMES DOUGLAS, succeeded his father as Lord of Dalkeith. He is first named in two entails dated 2 January 1374-75, providing the barony of Kincavill and others to him as son of Sir James Douglas and Agnes Dunbar, when he must have been a mere infant."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

James married Elizabeth STEWART, daughter of John [ruled as Robert III] STEWART King of Scots and Annabella DRUMMOND Queen of Scots, before 10 November 1387.1 (Elizabeth STEWART was born about 1372.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Elizabeth, who was married to Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

"On 22 April 1378 it was proposed that he (James Douglas) should marry one of two daughters of John, Earl of Carrick, afterwards King Robert III., and on 24 March 1381-82 he received from her grandfather King Robert II. a grant of the lands of Mordington, Whittinghame, and many others, erected into a free regality." (page 350)

"The second Laird of Dalkeith married, first, Elizabeth, a younger daughter of John, Earl of Carrick, afterwards King Robert III. The marriage was proposed in 1378, when he was to choose one of two sisters, Margaret or Elizabeth. About 24 March 1381-82 further arrangements were made, as appears from an imperfect charter, if the marriage did not take place then. It would appear they were married before 10 November 1387, and their eldest son was born before September 1390." (page 350)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

James next married Janet BORTHWICK, daughter of Sir William BORTHWICK 2nd of of that Ilk, Captain of Edinburgh Castle and Unknown.1 2 (Janet BORTHWICK was born about 1398.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Janet, married, first (see note below), as his second wife, to James Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith (whose first wife was the Princess Elizabeth, third daughter of Robert III.), and, secondly (see note below), to George Crichton, Earl of Caithness." (page 96)

"In Parliament, 14 March 1457-58, the Chancellor, addressing himself to James, third Lord Dalkeith, who was about to marry the Princess Joan, sister of James I., stated that the King purposed to create him Earl of Morton, whereupon Lord Borthwick, on behalf of his sister Lady Dalkeith, represented that the lands of Morton heritably belonged to her and her son, and prayed that the King might do nothing to the prejudice of their rights. In answer the Chancellor explained that Lord Dalkeith was not to receive his title from Morton in Nithsdale, but from Morton
in the territory of Caldercleir, of which declaration Lord Borthwick had a formal record preserved." (page 97)

from Scots Peerage (vol 2)

In volume 9, 'addenda et corrigenda', Janet Borthwick is noted as having had a papal dispensation in 1411 to marry Adam Hepburn, before her marriage to George Douglas.

"It is not certain when she (Elizabeth Stewart) died, but Sir James (Douglas, 2nd of Dalkeith) married, secondly, before 1439, Janet, eldest daughter of Sir William Borthwick. The marriage could not have taken place till after 2 November 1411, when a papal dispensation was issued for Janet Borthwick's marriage with Adam Hepburn of Hailes. She survived Sir James, and married, secondly, Sir George Crichton, afterwards Earl of Caithness, whom she also survived."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1 2 3


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 9 Index (1914).

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