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John Maxwell, Earl of Morton

John Maxwell, Earl of Morton

Male 1553 - 1593  (40 years)

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  • Name John Maxwell, Earl of Morton 
    Suffix Earl of Morton 
    Born 24 Apr 1553  Craigie, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1593  Dryfe Sands, Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: battle of Dryfe Sands 
    Notes 
    • KINSHIP: 2nd and posthumous son.
      KINSHIP: Grandson and heir of James, Earl of Morton.

      OFFICE: Warden 1592; Warden of the West Marches.
      OFFICE: [P.C.] Privy Councillor.

      TITLES: Succeeded as Lord Maxwell, title created between 1440/1441 and 1445.
      TITLES: Created Earl of Morton and Lord Carlyle and Eskdaill 1581.

      RELIGION: Catholic.

      DEATH: Cause> Died as result of a feud.
    Person ID I589956  Stewart Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2013 

    Family Elizabeth Douglas, Countess of Nithsdale,   d. Feb 1636/37 
    Married 17 Feb 1571-1572  Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIAGE: Contract> 13 Jan.
    Children 
    +1. James Maxwell,   b. of, Kirkconnel Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Margaret Maxwell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jean Maxwell,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Agnes Maxwell,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Elizabeth Maxwell,   b. Bef 1579,   d. Dec 1639  (Age ~ 60 years)
     6. John Maxwell, Lord Maxwell,   b. Bef May 1583,   d. 21 May 1613, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    +7. Robert Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale,   b. Aft 1586,   d. May 1646, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Family ID F306088  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1553 - Craigie, Ayrshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Feb 1571-1572 - Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: battle of Dryfe Sands - Dec 1593 - Dryfe Sands, Lockerbie, Dryfesdale, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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