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  • ID: I81911
  • _UID: 52D63424FE524A0CA16141CF4888198DAECB
  • Name: John KENNEDY
  • Suffix: , 2nd Lord Kennedy of Cassillis
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1441 in Cassillis House, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death: BEF 23 MAY 1509 in Cassillis House, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Note:

    !David Kennedy, s. and h. of John, 2nd Lord Kennedy [S.], by his 1st wife, Elizabeth, da. of Alexander (Montgomerie), 1st Lord Montgomerie [S.], was knighted by James III 29 Jan. 1487/8; suc. his father as 3rd Lord Kennedy [S.], in 1508, and was cr. 23 Oct. 1509, EARL OF CASSILLIS [S.]. He was P.C. to James IV, with whom he was slain at the fatal battle of Flodden. He m., 1stly, before July 1489, Agnes, 1st da. of William (Borthwick), 3rd Lord Borthwick [S.]. He m., 2ndly, about 9 Aug. 1509 (by dispensation), Margaret, widow of Alexander, Lord Forbes [S.] (who d. between 1488 & 1491), da. of Thomas (Boyd), Earl of Arran [S.], by Mary, 1st da. of King James II. She, who was living as his widow, 9 Feb. 1515/6, d. s.p. He d., as above mentioned, 9 Sep. 1513. [Ref: CP III:74]

    !BARONY OF METHVEN [SCT] I.1. HENRY STEWART, 2nd son of Andrew, LORD AVONDALE [SCT], by Margaret, daughter of John, 2nd LORD KENNEDY, was born circa 1495-1500. P.C. [SCT], attending. 28 and 30 June 1545 the meetings of that body at Stirling. An extraordinary Lord of Session, 1546. He is said to have married 1stly, "the Lady Leslie," who must have died or been divorced before March 1527/8, in which month he married Margaret, Queen Dowager, and sometime Queen Regent of Scotland, the divorced wife of Archibald (DOUGLAS), EARL OF ANGUS [SCT], formerly Lady Margaret TUDOR, 1st daughter of HENRY VII, by Elizabeth ("of York"), his Queen. By her, who was born 28, and baptized 30 November 1489, at Westminster Abbey, he had previously, in 1524, been appointed Treasurer and Lord Chancellor [SCT], and with her he acquired the lands of Methven and Balquhidder, co. Perth, being created (by her son, the young James V [SCT]), 17 July 1528, LORD METHVEN [SCT]. She, by whom he had no child that survived infancy, died intestate, of palsy, at Methven, 18 October 1541, in her 52nd year, and was buried in state at the Carthusian Monastery of St. John, in Perth. He married, 3rdly, before 4 November 1544, Janet, widow, or divorced wife, of Sir Hugh KENNEDY, of Girvanmains, and before that, in 1529, of Alexander GORDON, MASTER OF SUTHERLAND, and 1st da. of John (STEWART), 2nd EARL OF ATHOLL [SCT], by Janet, daughter of Archibald (CAMPBELL), 2nd EARL OF ARGYLL [SCT]. He was living 10 October 1551, but died soon afterwards. His widow married (as her 4th husband, contract 9 April 1557) Patrick (RUTHVEN), 3rd LORD RUTHVEN [SCT], who died 13 June 1566, aged about 46. She married, 5thly, James GRAY, son of Gilbert GRAY, of Foulis. Complete Peerage, 8:682-4.

    !BARONY OF AVANDALE II.1. ANDREW STEWART, great-nephew of the 1st Baron, being son and heir of Alexander STEWART of Avandale, which Alexander was son and heir of Walter Stewart of Morphie, younger brother of the 1st Lord Avandale [SCT], succeeded his father, as a minor, between 21 January 1488/9 and 18 February 1489/90. He had sasine of the barony of Avandale, as Andrew Stuart of the same, 8 October 1498, and was created LORD AVANDALE (SCT] before 4 February 1499/1500, being present as such in Parliament [SCT], 11 March 1503/4. First Usher of the King's Chamber, 1502-09; a Lord Auditor [SCT], August 1512. He married, before 4 February 1499/1500, Margaret, sister of David (KENNEDY), 1st EARL OF CASSILLIS [SCT], 4th daughter of John, 2nd LORD KENNEDY [SCT], by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander (SETON, afterwards GORDON), 1st EARL OF HUNTLY [SCT]. He died 9 September 1513, being slain with his King at the battle of Flodden. His widow died in 1542, before Whitsun (28 May). Complete Peerage,12[1]:273-4.
  • Change Date: 1 JUL 2016

    Father: Gilbert KENNEDY b: ABT 1402 in Cassillis, House, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
    Mother: Catherine MAXWELL b: ABT 1420 in Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1441 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF 1459
    1. Has Children David KENNEDY b: ABT 1462 in Cassillis House, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth GORDON b: ABT 1445 in Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF 12 JUL 1471
    1. Has Children Margaret KENNEDY b: 1472 in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Elizabeth KENNEDY b: ABT 1474
    3. Has Children Janet KENNEDY b: 1476 in Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children Elizabeth KENNEDY b: ABT 1480 in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
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