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Gilbert (2) KENNEDY, Earl Of Cassillis

Male 1515 - 1558


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  • Name  Gilbert (2) KENNEDY, Earl Of Cassillis 
    Suffix  Earl Of Cassillis 
    Born  1515  Cassillis,Maybole,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Nov 1558  Dieppe,Normandy,FRA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Maybole,Aryshire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage: Gilbert KENNEDY md Margery or Margaret Sophia KENNEDY, 1540.

      BIOGRAPHY: Gilbert KENNEDY, Earl of Cassillis, born 1515; educated at the University of St. Andrews and at Paris. On Feb. 6, 1540/1, he had a charter of the Fief of Cassillis, to himself and the male heirs of his body. He wastaken prisoner by the English at Solway Moss, November 24, 1542, but was allowed to return to Scotland early in 1543, and, failing to surrender himself, his three sureties and kinsmen, being in great peril of their lives, wrote December 11, 1544, imploring him to do so. He was finally discharged in February, 1545. He shared in the Scottish defeat at Pinkie in September, 1547. He became a Protestant and went over to the English party. He was HIGH TREASURER of Scotland, 1554, until his death. He was one of the 8 members chosen to represent his country at the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots with the Dauphin of France, which was celebrated in Paris April 24, 1558.

      BIOGRAPHY: The sudden death of no less than 4 of these( who had opposed the French views as to the settlement of the Scottish Crown), led to a strong suspicion of poison. He died at Dieppe, November 28, 1558, and was buried with his ancestors at Maybole. He married in 1540, Margery Sophia Kennedy, widow of William Wallace of Craige. She was the daughter of Alexander Kennedy or Bargeny. His widow's will was proved at Edinburgh, January 12, 1596/7.

      SOURCES:FamilySearch, Family Group, Family ID= 1833920.

      Title: The Complete Peerage; page 3:74, 5:534

      Ancestry.com, ID: 1070198
    Person ID  I2020  Baxter-Bailey Family Tree/History
    Last Modified  19 Jul 2007 

    Father  Gilbert (1) KENNEDY,   b. Abt 1495, Maybole,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1527, Pow Burn,Stirling SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Isabel CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1489, Glenorchy,Lorn,Argyllshire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1529, Of Cassillis,Ayershire,SCT. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F746  Group Sheet

    Family  Margery Sophia KENNEDY,   b. Abt 1517, Bargany,Dailly,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1596/1597, Edinburgh,Edinbughshire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gilbert (3) KENNEDY, Earl Of Cassillis,   b. Abt 1541, Cassillis,Maybole,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1576
     2. Thomas KENNEDY,   b. Abt 1545, Cassillis House,Maybole,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jean KENNEDY,   b. Abt 1548, Cassillis House,Maybole,Ayershire,SCT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F741  Group Sheet


  

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