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Margaret Colquhoun

Female - Aft 1429


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Margaret Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (daughter of John Colquhoun and Jean Erskine); died after 1429; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "By tradition the mother of seventeen sons … The arms of Murray impale those of Colquhoun in the church founded by Sir David Murray." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Margaret married David Murray before 1420. David (son of David Murray and Isabel Stewart) was born about 1395 in of Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland; died between 21 Jun 1451 and 15 Jun 1452; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mariota Murray
    2. Christian Murray

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of Humphrey Colquhoun); died on 5 Sep 1439.

    Notes:

    Died "while resisting a Highlander attack along the west coast, he met them at a truce near Inchmurrin on the banks of Loch Lomond and was killed with barbarous cruelty. Governor of Dumbarton Castle 1424, and member of Parliament 2437." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    John married Jean Erskine. Jean (daughter of Thomas Erskine and Janet Keith) died before 23 Apr 1411. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jean Erskine (daughter of Thomas Erskine and Janet Keith); died before 23 Apr 1411.
    Children:
    1. Malcolm Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died before 1439.
    2. 1. Margaret Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died after 1429; was buried in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Humphrey Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of Robert de Colquhoun and (Unknown) of Luss); died between 5 Apr 1406 and 23 Apr 1411.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 5 Apr 1406

    Children:
    1. 2. John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died on 5 Sep 1439.

  2. 6.  Thomas Erskine (son of Robert Erskine of that Ilk and Beatrice Lindsay); died between 11 Nov 1403 and 18 May 1404.

    Notes:

    "[K]nighted by 1370 in order to enter the lists against Sir James Douglas over an inheritance dispute, keeper of Edinburgh Castle and sheriff of Edinburgh by 1371, had a charter to the barony of Dun in 1371, resigned to him by his father, a frequent witness to royal charters, captured at the battle of Homildon Hill 14 September 1402 and may have been held a prisoner in England until his death." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Thomas married Janet Keith before 13 Apr 1370. Janet (daughter of Edward Keith and Christian Menteith) died after 11 Jun 1413. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Janet Keith (daughter of Edward Keith and Christian Menteith); died after 11 Jun 1413.

    Notes:

    "He married, secondly, before 13 April 1370, Janet Keith or Barclay, widow of Sir David Barclay of Brechin. It was on her account he protested in 1390-91, regarding the earldom of Mar, that one-half of the earldom of Mar and of the lordship of Garioch pertained to his wife in right of heritage. She is therefore the most important link between the ancient and the modern Earls of Mar, and it may be well again to examine on what her claim rests. She is said to have been the daughter of Sir Edward Keith of Sinton and of Christian Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith (the second), Lord of Arran, Strathgartney, and Knapdale, by Ellen of Mar, daughter of Gratney, Earl of Mar. There is good evidence of the relationship of Ellen of Mar to Earl Gratney, and of her marriage to Sir John Menteith. There is also evidence that Christian Menteith, wife, first, of Sir Edward Keith, and, secondly, of Sir Robert Erskine, was the daughter of Sir John Menteith and Ellen of Mar. There is very positive proof that Sir Thomas Erskine married Janet, widow of Sir David Barclay (the second) of Brechin. But the proof that her name was Keith or that she was the daughter of Sir Edward Keith and Christian Menteith is very meagre, a fact of which no notice was taken in stating the evidence for the Mar Restitution Bill of 1885. The pedigree compiled in 1709 by Mr. George Erskine, bailie of Alloa, asserts that such was Janet's parentage, and it has been taken for granted that he was right. But there are only two or at most three facts on record which support the statement. The first is the evidence of Andrew Keith of Inverugy, who with Ingram Wintoun of Andat gave evidence in 1447 as to the then Sir Robert Erskine's relationship to the Earls of Mar. He was a man of eighty, born therefore about 1367, and must have known Sir Thomas Erskine's wife. He states that her name was Janet, and that she was the daughter of Sir Edward Keith, but says nothing about her mother. A second fact in favour of Janet Keith's descent is that she and her husband had possession of the lands of Pirchock and Ludquhairn, which had been granted by Sir John Menteith to Christian, his daughter, and Sir Edward Keith. A third fact referred to in the evidence for the Mar Restitution Bill is that an annuity of £100 from the Customs of Aberdeen paid to Sir Thomas Erskine from 1389 to 1403, was after his death paid to his widow as if in her own right, and in the later entries, when the sum was paid to her son after her death, the money is said to be payable in exchange for Arran which had belonged to Sir John Menteith. This was laid much stress on before the House of Lords, but the argument loses force from the fact that the same sum was paid to Sir Robert Erskine for many years before it passed to Sir Thomas, and in Sir Robert's case the payment coincides with his resignation of Ednam, as stated on page 594. It may be, however, that the payments to Dame Janet Barclay were held to relate to Arran. But though the evidence on the point is not strong, the family belief on the subject so constantly and consistently asserted may be accepted as being not only probable, but the simplest and most direct way by which Janet Erskine or her heirs could claim any interest in the earldom of Mar." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 3. Jean Erskine died before 23 Apr 1411.
    2. Robert Erskine died between 7 Sep 1451 and 6 Nov 1452.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert de Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of Humphrey de Colquhoun); died before 1391.

    Robert married (Unknown) of Luss before 1369. (Unknown) (daughter of Godfrey of Luss) died about 1415. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  (Unknown) of Luss (daughter of Godfrey of Luss); died about 1415.
    Children:
    1. 4. Humphrey Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died between 5 Apr 1406 and 23 Apr 1411.

  3. 12.  Robert Erskine of that Ilk (son of William Erskine); died between 14 May 1385 and 11 Nov 1385.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 11 Nov 1385

    Notes:

    High Chamberlain of Scotland 1350-57, 1363-64. Keeper of Stirling Castle.

    "Sir Robert was an active partisan of the High Steward in his claim to the throne on the death of King David II in February 1370-71, and is said to have materially contributed to a peaceful solution by restraining his stepson William, Earl of Douglas, who pretended also to the vacant throne. But the reasons of this episode or the ground of Douglas's claim have never been stated, and remain still an historical mystery. Sir Robert did homage at the coronation of the new King in 1371, and was also present when, in 1373, the succession to the Crown was secured to the Stewart family. His loyal services were acknowledged, and perhaps stimulated, by an important bond of Robert, Earl of Fife, with consent of his brother John (afterwards King Robert III), binding the Earl to be a faithful friend to Sir Robert and his family, a bond sworn on the gospels and sealed by both brothers at Perth on 7 February 1372-73. […] Sir Robert was a frequent attender of Parliament and Council up to 1384." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

    Robert married Beatrice Lindsay after Jul 1335. Beatrice (daughter of Alexander de Lindsay) was born about 1286; died before 6 Dec 1352. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Beatrice Lindsay was born about 1286 (daughter of Alexander de Lindsay); died before 6 Dec 1352.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1337

    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Erskine died between 11 Nov 1403 and 18 May 1404.

  5. 14.  Edward Keith (son of Edward Keith and Isabel de Synton); died before 1352.

    Edward married Christian Menteith. Christian (daughter of John Menteith and Ellen of Mar) died about 1387. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Christian Menteith (daughter of John Menteith and Ellen of Mar); died about 1387.
    Children:
    1. 7. Janet Keith died after 11 Jun 1413.