Douglas, Archibald 5th Earl of Angus

Male 1453 - 1513  (60 years)


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  • Name Douglas, Archibald 
    Suffix 5th Earl of Angus 
    Born 1453 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1513 
    Person ID I14128  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Douglas, George 4th Earl of Angus,   d. 14 Nov 1462 
    Mother Sibbald, Isabel 
    Family ID F9600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Boyd, Elizabeth,   d. 1497 
    Married 4 Mar 1467 
    Children 
     1. Douglas, George Master of Douglas,   b. 1469,   d. 9 Sep 1513, Flodden Field Northumberland England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. Douglas, Sir William,   b. 1470,   d. 9 Sep 1513  (Age 43 years)
     3. Douglas, Lady Marion,   b. 1471
     4. Douglas, Elizabeth,   b. 1472
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F9606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Archibald Douglas 5th Earl of Angus also went by the nick-name of 'The Great Earl'.
      Archibald Douglas 5th Earl of Angus also went by the nick-name of 'Bell the Cat' for his courage in initiating opposition to King James III's favourites at court.
      He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Angus [S. 1389] on 14 November 1462.
      He was created 1st Lord Douglas [Scotland] in 1475/76.
      He held the office of Warden of the East Marches on 11 April 1481.
      He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).
      He held the office of High Chancellor [Scotland] between 1493 and 1498.
      His marriage to Janet Kennedy was annulled circa 1499.


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