NameHeiress Of Ardrossan , F
Spouses
Death Date1377
Death PlaceEglintoun, Ayrshire, Scotland
ChildrenElizabeth , F (~1355-)
Notes for Hugh (Spouse 1)
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.
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