Birth Dateabt 1510
Birth PlaceCarlaverock, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death Date13 Sep 1552
Death PlaceDumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
FatherLord Robert MAXWELL 5th Of Maxwell , M (~1492-1546)
ChildrenRobert , M (~1528-)
Notes for Robert (Spouse 1)
By agreement between his father and Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, he was to marry the latter’s daughter, Janet (with a tocher of 1000 pounds Scots) between 4 July 1509 and the following Candlemas.

by Janet Douglas he had issue:

1. Robert, sixth Lord

2. John, second son. As John, Lord Herries, he is called uncle of the eighth Lord Maxwell …
3. Margaret, married, first, before 9 April 1543, to Archibald, sixth Earl of Angus; secondly … Sir William Baillie of Lamington, and died 1593.

Maxwell had a ‘natural son, of whom the Maxwells of Logan are descended.’

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI, Edinburgh, 1906, pp.479-81.

VI. Robert, sixth Lord Maxwell, was made keeper of Lochmaben Castle, with his father and his brother John, 14 February 1542-43, and Warden of the West Marches in his fathers place 19 December 1544.

In 1545, during a raid as Warden on the ‘inhabitants of Stranleheugh,he was captured at theYellow Silkhead in Wauchopdaleand sent to England, where he remained till exchanged for Sir Thomas Palmer in 1549. Re-appointed Warden 29 March, he was served heir to his father 5 August 1550. He was a Privy Councillor, and on commissions in 1551 and 1552 for treating with and dividing the Debateable land with England.

He died at Dumfries, 13 September 1552.

The King sanctioned, in 1528, his marriage with Beatrix Douglas, second daughter and co-heir of James, third Earl f Morton, by Katherine, natural daughter of James IV, but he was still a minor and Beatrix, ‘ejus vergintate’ on 25 July 1530, and their only known children were not born till many years later.

In 1562 Beatrix was troubled with mental disordercerteyne tymes or the most part of the yere.’ Possibly this was inherited by her grandson, the ninth Lord Maxwell.

By her, who was living in October 1583, Maxwell

had issue:

1. Robert, seventh Lord
2. John, eighth Lord.

Maxwell had a natural son, Robert Maxwell, of Castlemilk.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 481-82———————————————
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