NameEarl Hugh DOUGLAS Of Ormond , M
Birth Dateabt 1430
Birth PlaceAbercorn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Death DateMay 1455
Death PlaceLangholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death MemoTried and executed after the battle of Arkinholm
MotherLady Beatrix SINCLAIR Of Orkney , F (~1410-<1463)
ChildrenHugh , M
Notes for Earl Hugh DOUGLAS Of Ormond
This Earl and Countess Beatrix had issue, all named as their children on their monument:

1. William, who succeeded as eighth Earl of Douglas
2. James, who became ninth and last Earl of Douglas
3. Archibald, Earl of Moray

4. Hugh, Earl of Ormond.

5. John of Balvany, who is first named in 1451, in charters of entail granted by his brother William eighth Earl of Douglas, ...
6 Henry, of whom nothing is known except his name on the tomb, but who may be identical with the George alleged by Godscroft to be the youngest brother, …
7. Margaret, described on the monument as wife of the Lord of Dalkeith, and usually stated to be wife of James, Lord of Dalkeith, father of the first Earl of Morton. She was, however the wife of his brother, Henry Douglas of Borg, who, during his brother’s insanity, probably acquired some right over Dalkeith. They had issue. She survived her husband, and was still alive in 1469.
8. Beatrix, who married Sir William Hay, afterwards first Earl of Errol, and Constable of Scotland, with issue. He died on or about 29 September 1462, and she married before 12 October 1463 Arthur Forbes, and was still alive in 1490.
9. Janet, who is described as wife of the Lord of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and is said to have married Robert, first Lord Fleming, with issue.
10. Elizabeth, described simply as fourth daughter. She is said to have married Sir John Wallace of Craigie.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 174-5.

Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormonde (died 1455) was a Scottish Soldier and nobleman, a member of the powerful Black Douglases.

He was the fourth son of James the Gross, 7th Earl of Douglas and his wife Beatrice Lindsay, daughter of Henry II Sinclair, Earl of Orkney. He was a younger brother of William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas, James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas, Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray and older to John Douglas, Lord of Balvenie.

He was created Earl of Ormonde before 1445 when he attended a meeting of the Parliament of Scotland, under that title. He received from his brother the 8th Earl, the lands of Rattray, Aberdour, and Crimond in Aberdeenshire, that of Dunsyre, Lanarkshire, and those of Ardmanach (Modern Redcastle, between Tore and Muir of Ord) and Ormonde, (modern day Avoch) in Invernesshire.

He led the Scots to victory at the Battle of Sark, against a scion of the old Douglas enemy, Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland. Ormonde was left in control of the vast Douglas estates when his brother went on pilgrimage to Rome in 1450. Following the assassination of his eldest brother by the hand of the King, James II, Ormonde along with his brothers renounced their allegiance to the King and went into open rebellion.

The brothers, excepting the new 9th Earl, faced the Royal forces at the Battle of Arkinholm. The royal army led by a kinsman George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus, defeated the Black Douglas brethren. Moray dying of his wounds, Balveny escaped, Ormonde, however was captured, tried and executed, his estates forfeit.

Ormonde had by an unknown wife, one child:
Hugh Douglas, became Dean of Brechin Cathedral

Source: Wikipedia:,_Earl_of_Ormonde
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