Birth Dateabt 1344
Birth PlaceLothian, Scotland
Death Date1393
Death PlaceLochleven Castle, Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland
FatherLord John de DOUGLAS Of Lothian , M (~1302-<1350)
MotherLady Agnes Munfode , F (~1320-)
ChildrenHelen , F (~1380-)
Notes for Henry (Spouse 1)
He [John Douglas] married a lady named Agnes, who had been identified as Agnes munfode, widow of John Munfode, but this is not completely proved.

He had issue:

1. James, who succeeded to Dalkeith
2. William, who was created a knight between 1351 and 1375 ...
3. John, who is named in the entail of 1351 with his brothers ...

4. Henry, who became the ancestor of the Douglasses of Lochleven and of the present Earl of Morton.

5. Thomas, named with his preceding four brothers in the entail of 1351, by Sir william Douglas of Liddesdale ...
6. Nicholas, not named in the entail of 1351, perhaps because he was very young. ...
7. Ellen.
8. Margaret. These daughters are named by their brother, Sir James ...
9. Elizabeth, named by Sir James in his wills ...

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI , Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 342-4

Sir Henry Douglas of Lugtoun and Lochleven was the fourth son of Sir John Douglas of Dalkeith, by his wife Agnes Munfode.

On 20 September 1369 he had from King David II a charter of the third part of the lands of Lugtoun, co. Edinburgh.
He had a safe-conduct, 16 May 1374, to visit Canterbury.
On 3 January 1383-84 he had a charter of certain annualrents in the county of Peebles.
He had a precept and confirmation of the lands of Halkerton and Esperton, held by the church of Ballentrodach, 1388.
He was sent to England by King Robert II to receive the oath of Richard II respecting a treaty with France, 18 June 1389.

He had three charters from the King:
- one on 18 March 1389-90, as Sir Henry Douglas, to himself and his wife, the King’s dearest niece, Margery Stewart, of the barony of Lugtoun, co. Edinburgh,
- the castle of Lochleven and certain lands in the county of Kinross, and
- the land of Langnewton, co. Roxburgh.

He died before 1393.

He married, before 19 May 1384, Margery, widow of [Roger] Magven of that ilk, and of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk, and daughter of Sir John Stewart of Ralstoun, half-brother to King Robert II.

They had a plenary indulgence 4 April 1385.

The descent of the family at this point is doubtful, and has been variously stated; but it seems most probable that Sir Henry and Margery Stewart had two sons:

1. Sir William, who succeeded.
2. Sir Henry, who succeeded his brother.
3. Margaret, married to Sir John Wallace of Craigie.

Sir Henry seems also to have had a natural daughter, Elene, married to John Fairlie, younger of Braid, with whom she had a charter 9 October 1381.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI , Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 364-5

Lochleven ceased to be a royal castle in 1390 when Robert II granted it to Sir Henry Douglas, the husband of his niece, Marjory. The Douglases already had an association with the castle for Henry’s father, Sir John Douglas, had been among the garrison during the 1335 siege. The Douglases remained lords of the island stronghold up to the seventeenth century.
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