NameSir Knight Adam HEPBURN Of Hailes , M
Birth Dateabt 1390
Birth PlaceHailes, East Lothian, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1446
Death PlaceHailes Castle, East Lothian, Scotland
FatherSir Patrick HEPBURN Yr. Of Hailes , M (~1367-1402)
Spouses
Marr Dateabt 1413
Marr PlaceHailes, East Lothian, Scotland
ChildrenPatrick , M (~1414-~1482)
 William , M (~1416-)
 George , M (~1415-)
 Adam , M (~1422-)
 Elizabeth , F (~1425-)
 Anne , F (~1426-)
 Helen , F (~1427-<1457)
 John , M (~1430-1486)
Notes for Sir Knight Adam HEPBURN Of Hailes
He [Patrick] married a daughter and co heir of the family of Vaux or de Vallibus, Lords of Dirlton, with whom he got a great accession to his estate …

He had issue, three sons:

1. Adam (afterwards Sir Adam) Hepburne.

2. William, who is mentioned in an indenture dated at Halys, 4 January 1437, preserved in the Wedderburn charter-chest.
3. Archibald, who is mentioned along with his brothers in the same indenture, and also as brother-german of Adam …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol II, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 137-38
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Adam (afterwards Sir Adam) Hepburne of Hailes, who succeeded his grandfather, was one of the Scottish commissioners sent to England in 1423 to treat for the release of King James I from captivity. He was knighted by that King at his coronation of 21 May 1424. he was afterwards one of the supplementary hostages for King James I, and was finally released by order dated 9 November 1427.

He was sent, with others, in 1434, to take possession of the Castle of Dunbar, belonging to the Earl of March; the charge of which, after its surrender, was confided to him by the King. A payment of £30 was made to him as keeper of the castle by order of the King in 1435,

He was present at the conflict at Piperden near Berwick on 10 September 1436, and was one of the conservators of a truce with England 31 March 1438. He was styled Steward of the earldom of March on 1 January 1443-44.

He was alive early in 1446,

but died later that year,

leaving issue:


1. Patrick Hepburne (afterwards Sir Patrick and first Lord Hailes), his successor
2. William Hepburne, who is first named in a charter already cited, by his brother Patrick, Lord of Hailes, on 25 Nov 1450 …
3. George Hepburne of Rollandston, in the parish of Greenlaw, county Berwick,
4. Mr. Adam Hepburne, Dean of the Collegiate Church of Dunbar
5. John Hepburn, Bishop of Dunblane. This prelate was a Lord of Council and Session in 1467, and died 1486.
6. Elizabeth Hepburne, was married to Alexander, Master of Montgomerie. He died in 1453.
7. Helen Hepburne was married on 10 Jul 1446, … to John Somerville, styled Baron of Carnwath
8. Anne Hepburne is mentioned as sister of Patrick Hepburne, Lord of Halis

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol II, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 138-41.
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