Douglas, Archibald 6th Earl of Douglas

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  • Name Douglas, Archibald 
    Suffix 6th Earl of Douglas 
    Born 1490 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I9086  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Drummond, Elizabeth,   d. 21 Aug 1514 
    Married Abt 1487 
    Family ID F8825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Tudor, Lady Margaret,   b. 28 Nov 1489, Westminster Palace London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1541  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1514  Kinnoul Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Douglas, Lady Margaret,   b. 8 Oct 1515, Harbottle Castle Northumberland England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1578  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F6404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 UNNAMED 
    Children 
     1. Douglas, Janet
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F8828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Archibald Douglas 6th Earl of Angus succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Douglas [S. 1476] on 9 September 1513.
      He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Angus [S. 1389] on 9 September 1513.
      He held the office of Member of the Council of Regency between 1517 and 1521.
      He held the office of Member of the Council of Regency between 1523 and 1526.
      He held the office of High Chancellor [Scotland] in August 1527.
      In 1528 the sentence of fordeiture was pronounced against him and he retired to England.
      He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1528.
      In March 1542/43 his sentence of forfeiture was reversed.
      He fought in the Battle of Ancrum Muir in 1545.
      He resigned as Earl of Angus on 31 August 1547 and had a regrant of the same limited to his heirs male.
      He fought in the Battle of Pinkie on 10 September 1547.
      This Earl had for a time supreme power in Scotland but in 1528 the young King James V escaped his hands and the sentence of forfeiture was passed against Angus and his kinsmen. On the death of James V Angus returned to Scotland and was restored to his honours and possessions.


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