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  • ID: I53870
  • _UID: 6E21E985F7B04F86A68ADD3FBB8BABC47A44
  • Name: Hugh MONTGOMERIE
  • Suffix: , 1st Earl of Eglinton, 3rd Lord Montgomerie
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1459 in Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death: SEP 1545 in Eglington Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Note:

    !Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton, so created between 3 and 20 Jan 1506/7, PC; fought against James III Battle of Sauchieburn 1488 on behalf of the rebellious Prince James, who as a result became James IV and granted the Earl in 1488 the Island of Arran for life, also custody of Brodick Castle; Constable of Rothesay Castle 1489, Bailie and Justiciary of Bute 1489 and Cunningham 1499 (the latter formerly held by his grandfather); this caused a feud with the Cunninghams of Glencairn during which Eglinton Castle was burnt by the Master of Glencairn; m. 21 Apr 1478 Helen, duaghter of 1st Earl of Argyll, and d. June 1545. Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, Page: 950

    !HUGH MONTGOMERIE, great-grandson and heir of Alexander, LORD MONTGOMERIE [SCT], being son and heir of Alexander, MASTER OF MONTGOMERIE, by Catherine, daughter of Gilbert (KENNEDY), 1st LORD KENNEDY [SCT], was born 1459/60, succeeded his father in 1468 (who had succeeded his father Alexander, Master of Montgomerie, in 1452), and succeeded his great-grand father, Lord Montgomerie, in or about 1470, while still under age. He fought on the side of Prince James, at Sauchieburn, 11 June 1488; was P.C. to James IV; Constable of Rothesay Castle 1489; Bailie of Cunningham 1498, the grant of which office involved him in fierce disputes with the family of Cunningham of Glencairn. He was created, (between 3 and 20) Jan. 1506/7, EARL OF EGLINTOUN [SCT]; was one of the Counsellors to the Queen Dowager [SCT] 1513-14; Justice General of the Northern parts of Scotland 1526/7; and one of the administrators of the Realm [SCT] 1536. He married, 21 April 1478, at the parish church of Dollar, Helen, 3rd daughter of Collin (CAMPBELL), 1st EARL OF ARGYLL [SCT], by Isabel, daughter and coheir of John STEWART, 2nd Lord Lorne [SCT]. She was living 23 January 1528/9. He died late in September 1545, in his 85th year, having lived during the reigns of five Scottish Kings. Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, V:17-8, XIV:298.

    !Hugh was created Earl of Eglinton in 1507. His gr.gr.gr.grandfather John Montgomery acquired the baronies of Eglinton and Androssan when he married the heiress daughter of Hugh Eglinton. Hugh, third Lord Montgomery, and first earl of Eglinton, born about 1460, being under age at his father's death, was placed under the tutorship of his father's uncle, Hugh Montgomery, as already stated. He attached himself to the party of James the Fourth, and on the accession of that monarch to the throne in 1488, he was made by him one of his privy council. On the 14th October the same year, for the good services done to his majesty by him, particularly in the field of Sauchieburn near Stirling on the 11th of June, he obtained a remission for throwing down the house of Turnelaw, and carrying off goods from thence, and for all other offences committed by him previous to the 29th August preceding the said 14th of October. In 1489 he obtained a grant of the constabulary of the royal castle of Rothesay, and on 4th July 1498, he had a charter of the offices of bailie of Cunningham and chamberlain of the town of Irvine, which offices had formerly belonged to his grandfather, Alexander Montgomery. The grant of the office of bailiary of Cunningham produced a feud between the Eglinton and Glencairn families which occasionally led to deeds of violence, and caused tedious and fruitless appeals to umpires till after the union of the crowns. In 1507 Lord Montgomery was created earl of Eglinton. After the fatal field of Flodden, 9th September 1513, he was one of the peers who met in parliament at Perth early in the following month, when the coronation of the infant king, James the Fifth, was fixed for the 21st of the same month, and he was nominated one of the queen mother's counsellors. On 28th October 1515, he was made keeper of the Isle of Little Cumray, for the preservation of the game there, till the king should be fifteen years of age, and on 21st February 1526-7, he was appointed justice-general of the northern parts of Scotland, till James should attain the age of twenty-five years. After the young king's escape from the yoke of the Douglases in May 1528, the earl and his second son, Lord Montgomery, were among the nobles who attended the first free council held by his majesty at Stirling. In November of the same year the earl's house of Eglinton was burnt by William Cunningham, master of Glendairn and his accomplices, and in consequence of the charters, writs, and evidents of his lands being destroyed therein, the king granted him a new charter of them under the great seal, dated 23d January 1528-9. On the king's matrimonial excursion to France in 1536, the earl of Eglinton was appointed a member of the regency empowered to administer the government in his absence, the other members being Bethune, archbishop of St. Andrews, Dunsar, archbishop of Glasgow, the earls of Huntly and Montrose, and Lord Maxwell. On December 24, 1540, a remission was granted to Hugh, earl of Eglinton, his two sons, and thirty others, for abiding from the army at Solway. He died in June 1545, in the 85th year of his age. He had lived in the time of five sovereigns of Scotland, having been born in the last year of King James the Second, and died in the third of Queen Mary. With six daughters he had six sons. Alexander, Lord Montgomery, his eldest son, died in 1498, unmarried; John, the second son, at first designed master of Eglinton, was after his brother's death, styled Lord Montgomery; Sir Niel, the third, was ancestor of the Montgomeries of Lainshaw; William of Greenfield, the fourth son, was ancestor of the Montgomeries of Auchenhood and other families of the name; Hugh, the fifth, married Jean, daughter and heiress of Lord Lisle; and Robert, the youngest, was bishop of Argyle, and had three sons, who were legitimated after his death. B. D. Montgomery, The Origin and History of the Montgomeries, 1948.
  • Change Date: 16 APR 2010

    Father: Alexander MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1445 in Eglington Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
    Mother: Catherine KENNEDY b: ABT 1445 in Cassillis House, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Helen CAMPBELL b: ABT 1465 in Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland
    • Married: 21 APR 1478
    1. Has Children Mariot (Margaret) MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1479 in Eglington Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children John MONTGOMERIE b: 1480 in Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Marjory MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1481
    4. Has No Children Maude MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1485
    5. Has Children William MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1487
    6. Has No Children Isobel MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1489
    7. Has No Children Robert MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1491
    8. Has Children Helen (Elizabeth) MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1493 in Eglington Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
    9. Has Children Neil MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1495
    10. Has No Children Agnes MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1497
    11. Has No Children Hugh MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1499
    12. Has Children Janet (Jonet) MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1501
    13. Has No Children Alexander MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1503
    14. Has Children Catherine MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1505
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