NameLord John MONTGOMERIE Of Androssan & Giffan , M
Birth Dateabt 1373
Birth PlaceEaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1429
Death PlaceEngland
FatherLord John MONTGOMERIE Of Eagleshame , M (~1350-<1401)
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1385
Death Datebef 1414
Death PlaceAndrossen, Ayrshire, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1401
Marr PlaceAndrossen, Ayrshire, Scotland
ChildrenAlexander , M (~1402-~1470)
 Agnes / Anne , F (~1403-)
 Robert , M (~1405-)
Birth Dateabt 1388
Birth PlaceCarlaverock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Marr Dateaft 4 May 1414
Marr PlaceAndrossen, Ayrshire, Scotland
ChildrenIsabella , F (~1415-)
3UNNAMED , F
ChildrenJoanna , F (~1390-)
Notes for Lord John MONTGOMERIE Of Androssan & Giffan
He [Lord john] married Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress of Sir Hugh Eglinton of Eglinton through whom he is said to have acquired the baronies of Eglinton and Ardrossan.

They had issue:

1. Sir John, who succeeded.

2. Alexander, of Bonnington or Bondyngton, who in a grant to Alan Lauder of an annual rent of 4 merks sterling from his lands of Platt, Westhall, and Northraw in Ratho, speaks of sir Hugh Eglintoun as his grandfather. The annualrent was in repayment of a loan to release his lands from sir James Douglas of Dalkeith, and his wife, Egidia Stewart, widow of sir Hugh. Elizabeth of Eglinton, in a charter of the same lands to Alan Lauder, not dated, refers to John of Montgomerie her son and heir, and Alexander Montgomerie her son.

Another son, Hugh, is said to have been killed at Otterburn, but no mention of him is found except in the ballad, and Sir William Fraser doubts his existence.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 428
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Sir John Montgomerie, who styles himself Lord of Ardrossan in his charters.

He succeeded between May 1400 and 4 July 1401, when he received a charter from Archibald, fourth Earl of Douglas, of the lands of Dunlop in Ayrshire.

He was present at the battle of Homildon on 14 September 1402, and was one of those taken captive. He was sent a prisoner to the Tower, and at Christmastide of 1402 was transferred to Windsor, whence, in September 1403, he was returned to the Tower. He is said, but not on good authority, to have been released in the following year, 1404, and according to Wyntoun was the means of introducing the false Richard II to the notice of the Scottish Court, but such introduction, if made, must have taken place not long before the death of King Robert III in April 1406.

He certainly was in Scotland before August 1405, when he received a permit for a ship of his to trade in foreign parts for a year. A month later he went to England as one of the hostages exacted for the temporary release of the Earl of Douglas, who had been taken at Shrewsbury, and he was a hostage at intervals until June 1408, when he appears to have been finally liberated.

He had a ship La Wynyne, larger than the former, trading with England, in December 1407, at a date when he was residing at his own house of Polnoon.

He granted on 24 November 1413 a precept for infefting Stephen Ker, Laird of Trearne in the lands of Overtown of Giffen, in the lordship of Giffen. The granter styles himself Lord of Ardrossan and of Giffen, but whether the latter was a recent acquisition does not appear. A little later, he gave the whole lordshhip of Giffen to his second son, Robert, with other lands.

- Sir John also held the office of Baillie of the barony of Kilbride.
- In 1424, he was one of those who had a safe-conduct to meet King James I at Durham, on his way to Scotland.
- He was on the jury who condemned Murdac, Duke of Albany, to death in May 1425, and
- two months later he had a safe-conduct to England as a surity for the King in exchange for a hostage returning to Scotland.

He remained in England, apparently without relief, and was still there in February 1426-27, when he was sent or transferred to Pontefract Castle.

It is not improbable he died in England, as his son succeeded him before 22 November 1429.

Sir John was twice married,

(1) first, to a lady named Agnes of the Isles, who died before March 1413-14;

By his first wife he had issue:


1. Sir Alexander, who succeeded.
2. Robert, to whom his father conveyed the barony of Giffen in Kyle Stewart,
3. Agnes, married … to Sir Robert Cunningham of Kilmaurs ...

(2) secondly (dispensation dated 4 May 1414), to Margaret, daughter of Sir [Robert] Maxwell of Carlaverock.

Two other daughters are assigned to Sir John in the Memorials,

Joanna, said to be married to Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, and
Isabella, said to be married to Archibald Muir of Rowallan,

but the evidence for their relationship is not wholly conclusive.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 429-31.
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Sir John Montgomerie, who succeeded to the lands and titles of his father, [1398-1429], is referred to as chief of the house of Montgomerie.

Sir John took part in the inroad into England, under Archibald, third Earl of Douglas and brother of Earl James, who fell at Otterburn. He was one of the chiefs of the Scottish army which invaded England, 1402, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Halidon Hill.

He married 1st married Agnes of the Isles, who died before 9th March 1413, on which date she is mentioned as deceased in a charter by the Regent Albany, to be afterwards referred to.

Secondly, before 1427, Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Maxwell, of Caerlaverock, ancestor of the Earls of Nithsdale and

died prior to 22 Nov. 1429.

Sir John had three sons and three daughters.

It is certain that the eldest son and second son were from his first marriage but it does not appear which on his wives was mother of the third son and the daughters.

1 Alexander succeeded his father, created Lord Montgomerie

2 Sir Robert de Montgomerie, Knight of Giffen, a baron given by Robert II to Sir Hugh Eglinton and brought into the Montgomerie family by his (Robert) grandmother. By charter, dated 9th March 1413, the Regent Albany confirmed the grants made by John of Montgomerie of Ardrossan, Knight, to Robert, his son, of the lordship of Giffen in Kyle Stewart, the lands of Lochhouse in Linlithgowshire, Knokintire and Knotmuline in Kyle Regis.

3 Hugh mention in the charter to his brother Alexander, Lord Montgomerie, at Polnon, 29th July 1452

4 Anne, contract of marriage is June 16, 1425, Sir Robert Cuninghame of Kilmaurs, father of Earl of Glencairn. Their contract contains this provision: ‘and gyfe it hapyns the said Schir Jone of Mungumry: nocht to ga in hostage for the kyng, he sal hald the said Anny, his dochtir, and a danyscuke with hir and Sir Robert’s reasonable repayr for twa zer in met and drynk and buch of court, with sex horssis fyndyng, at the liking of the said Schir Robert; and gife he gais in hostage, the said Schir Robert sal se for his wyfe himself.’

5 Janet/Joanna second wife of Sir Thomas Boyd, of Kilmarnock, whose dau, Margaret, by a former marriage became Lady Montgomerie. ‘In this church,’ Kilmarnock, ‘ar divers of the Lord Boydes progenitors buried, amongs quhome ther ‘ is on tombe or stone bearing this inscription and coat- “Hic jact Thomas Boyde, ‘Dominus de Killmarnock, qui obitt septimo die mensis July 1432, et Johanna de Montgomery eius sponse. Orate pro iis.

6 Isabel m’d Archibald Muir, of Rowallan.

Sir John Montgomerie was the last commor of the family who possessed Eagleshame. His eldest son Alexander, was created a peer by the title of Lord Montgomerie.

Source: MONTGOMERIE - http://web.archive.org/web/20091027121044/http://w...ciu/Montgomerie.html
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Notes for Margaret (Spouse 2)
He [Herbert 8th of Carlavrock] had issue, probably by Katherine Stewart:

1. Herbert, first Lord Maxwell.
2. Aymer, called brother of Herbert in a charter 4 February 1424-25. He is probably the Aymer maxwell who had 20 March 1456, a grant of the lands of Kirkconnel to himself and his wife, Janet de Kirkconnel, and the heirs betwixt them.

3. Margaret. A papal dispensation was granted, May 1414, for her marriage with Sir John Montgomery of Ardrossan, the two being within the fourth degree of kindred and affinity. Sir William Fraser, citing no authority, calls her daughter of Sir Herbert.

4. Janet, wife of William Douglas of Drumlanrig, was perhaps Sir Herbert’s daughter.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V!, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 474-75.
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