NameSir Hugh EGLINTON Of Eglinton , M
Death Date1377
Death PlaceEglintoun, Ayrshire, Scotland
Birth Dateabt 1327
Birth PlaceBathgate Castle, West Lothian, Scotland
Death Date1396
Marr Dateabt 1359
No Children
ChildrenElizabeth , F (~1355-)
Notes for Sir Hugh EGLINTON Of Eglinton
Sir Hugh de Eglintoun, his [Radulphus de Eglintoun’s] son, lived in the reign of David II and Robert II. He was variously styled, "Hugone Domino de Eglintoun," and "Hugo de Eglintoun, miles."

He was Justiciary of Lothian in 1361; and one of the convention, held September 1, 1367, at Muirhouslaw, relative to the affairs of the Marches.

He appears to have been married twice:

First to the heiress of Ardrossan, possibly the daughter of Sir Fergus of Ardrossan,
who was one of the Scottish nobles who accompanied Edward Bruce on his expedition into Ireland, in 1315; which opening with many successes, terminated in disaster to most of those who were concerned in it.

Sir Hugh married, secondly, Egidia, the daughter of Walter the High Steward, by his second wife, and half-sister of king Robert II, and who was widow of Sir James Lindsay of Craufurd.

He had one daughter, Elizabeth, who was the wife of Sir John de Montgomerie. As she is mentioned as the heiress of Eglinton and Ardrosson, it is presumed she was the daughter by the first wife, and that Sir Hugh had no other children; the date also of her marriage is not in favor of the supposition, which has been generally maintained, of her relationship to the king.

In 1372, Sir Hugh had a charter from Robert of the lands of Bonnington and Nortoun, and of Westhall and Cotraw; "Dilecto fratri nostro Hugone de Eglyntoun, militis et earissime sorori nostr Egidie de Lyndesay, spouse ejus apud Perth, 28 Junii, an. reg. 2nd."

He is said to have died about the year 1374; and he is supposed to have been "the gude Schir Hew of Eglyntoun" mentioned in Dunbar's "Lament for the Death of the Makars."
With the marriage of Elizabeth de Eglintoun, the "estates of Eglinton and Ardrossan passed to the Montgomeries of Eaglesham, who made Eglinton their chief residence afterwards."

Source: A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF MONTGOMERY, compiled by Thomas Harrison Montgomery, Philadelphia, 1863, pp. 47-48.
Notes for Egidgia (Spouse 1)
He married, secondly, Isabel, sister of Sir John Graham of Abercorn,
by whom he had two sons and a daughter:

2. Sir John of Railston or Cunningham, who died at a great age leaving:
(1) Sir Walter, who succeeded him
(2) Sir John. Both sons seem to have died without issue
(3) Marjory, married first, to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk; and second, to Sir William Douglas of Lugton, by whom she had at least one son
(4) Egidia, married to Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine and Dundaff, and became ancestress of the Grahams, Earls of Strathearn
(5) Margaret, married to Sir John Hay of Boyne and Enzie, Touch and Tullibody. Her daughter, Egidia, was married before 1426 to Alexander Seton, afterwards Earl of Huntly, and became the ancestress of the Setons of Touch.
3. Sir Andrew, of whose descendants, if any, there is no record.

4. Egidia, who was thrice married: first, to Sir James Lindsay of Crawford; second, after October 1357, to Sir Hugh of Eglinton; and third (contract October 1378), to Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 14-15.

GILES [Egidgia] STEWART - AKA Lady Egidia de Lindsay

(1) She married (1st)
by dispensation dated 11 April 1346 (they being related in the 3rd and 4th degrees of consanguinity on the father’s side, and in the 4th degree on the mother’s side) James de Lindsay, Knt., of Crawford, son of David de Lindsay, knt., of Crawford and Byres, custodian of Berwick, Custodian of Edinburgh Castle, by Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Alexander de Abernethy, Knt.

He was a hostage for King David II in 1351. He first appeared in Parliament in 1357.

They had one son,

1. James, Knt.,

and two daughters,

2. Isabel and
3. Elizabeth.

Sir James de Lindsay was executed about 24 June 1358 for the murder of Roger Kirkpatrick

(2) She married (2nd) in 1361 (or 1362) (as his 2nd wife) Hugh de Eglinton, Knt., of Eglinton (in Kilwinning), Ayrshire, Justiciar of Loghian. They had no issue. In 1372 he was granted lands in Bonnington, Nourton, Westhall, and Cotraw by the king.

Sir Hugh de Eglindon died before 10 Dec. 1377 (date of his widow’s charter).

(3) His widow, Giles, married (3rd), by contract dated Oct 1378 (as his 2nd wife) James de Douglas, Knt., of Dalkeith. They had no issue.
In 1385, and again in 1391, he and his wife, Giles, obtained a papal indult for plenary remission of their sins to be granted at the hour of death by a confessor of their choice.

Giles died in 1396.

Source: MAGNA CARTA ANCESTRY, by Douglas Richardson, ed. by Kimball G. Everingham, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 536.

He [James Lindsay] married Egidia, daughter of Walter, Steward of Scotland, and half-sister of King Robert II. A papal dispensation for this marriage was granted at Avigon 3 Ides of April 1346, which describes the spouses as within the third and fourth degree on the father’s side, and in the fourth degree on the mother’s. A strong inference thus arises that Sir James’ grandmother, wife of Sir Alexander, was daughter to the Steward.

Lady Egidia de Lindsay, as she was always afterwards styled, was married secondly, after October 1357, to Sir Hugh of Eglinton ..., and thirdly (contract October 1378), to Sir James Douglas of Dalkeith.

Sir James and Egidia had issue:

1. Sir James, only son and heir.
2. Isobel, married before 13 July 1369, to Sir John de Maxwell, who survived her.
3. Elizabeth, married to Sir Henry de Prestoun.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 11.
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