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DOUGLAS, James 2nd of Dalkeith, Sir
(About 1373-1441)
STEWART, Elizabeth
(About 1372-)
DOUGLAS, James 3rd of Dalkeith, Sir
(About 1391-1458)
GIFFARD, Elizabeth
(About 1400-After 1456)
DOUGLAS, James 4th of Dalkeith, 1st Earl of Morton
(About 1425-1493)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. STEWART, Joan or Joanna 'muta domina'

DOUGLAS, James 4th of Dalkeith, 1st Earl of Morton 1

  • Born: About 1425
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, Joan or Joanna 'muta domina' 1458(1459) 1 2
  • Died: by 22 October 1493 1

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  General Notes:

"JAMES DOUGLAS, the fourth Lord of Dalkeith of that name, succeeded his father at some unascertained date between 8 September 1456, when his father resigned all his estates in his favour, and 14 March 1457-58, when he was raised to the Peerage as EARL OF MORTON."

from Scots Peerage 1


James married Joan or Joanna STEWART 'muta domina', daughter of James I STEWART King of Scots and Joan DE BEAUFORT, 1458(1459).1 2 (Joan or Joanna STEWART 'muta domina' was born about 1428 and died after 16 October 1486 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Joan, 'the dumb lady ' (contracted 18 October 1440 with a tocher of 3000 merks to James, third Earl of Angus, who died before September 1446) ; she was married 1458-9 to James Douglas of Dalkeith, first Earl of Morton."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)




"The first Earl of Morton married Joanna, third daughter of King James I. She had the misfortune to be deaf and dumb, and had been contracted on 18 October 1440 to marry James, third Earl of Angus, but he died before the marriage took place. She was sent to France in 1445, but returned in the spring of 1458, and the marriage took place before 15 May 1459, when a royal charter was granted to the Earl and his spouse Joanna, sister of King James II."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1 2

Sources


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. 1 (1904).


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