Adam Hepburn 2nd Earl of Bothwell held the office of High Admiral [Scotland] in 1508.
He held the office of Sheriff Principal of Edinburgh in 1508.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Bothwell [S. 1488] on 18 October 1508.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Hailes [S. 1453] on 18 October 1508.
He fought in the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513