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John Colquhoun

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of Humphrey Colquhoun and Helen Erskine); died between 4 Aug 1535 and 22 Aug 1536.

    Notes:

    Member of the Scottish parliament in 1503 and 1525.

    From The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country (citation details below):

    On the death of King James the Fourth at Flodden, his son and successor, King James the Fifth, being a child of little more than one year old, the Queen Mother, Margaret daughter of King Henry the Seventh of England, was declared Regent of the realm. At the same time John Duke of of Albany was summoned from France to Scotland, and chosen governor and protector of the infant Prince and kingdom, by a Convention of the Estates. During the delay of the arrival of the Duke of Albany, the Earl of Arran assumed the office of Regent. In this assumption he was supported, among others, by John third Earl of Lennox, the Master of Glencairn, and Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, whose wife was the paternal aunt of the Earl of Lennox.

    Sir John Colquhoun joined these noblemen in a successful attempt to seize the castle of Dumbarton. During a stormy night in January 1514, they found their way into the castle, and expelled from it Lord Erskine, by whom it was held for the Queen Mother's party; and though the Earl of Arran was frustrated in his usurpation of the regency by the arrival of the Duke of Albany in Scotland, they continued to hold the castle of Dumbarton until it was surrendered by the Earl of Lennox, who, having fallen into the hands of his opponents, and having been imprisoned in the castle of Edinburgh, could obtain his liberation only on condition of his surrendering it.

    After the departure of the Duke of Albany for France in 1524, King James the Fifth, who was then only thirteen years of age, was invested with the supreme authority, but the government was in reality in the hands of the Earls of Arran, Lennox, and Morton. A pardon was therefore now easily obtained for Sir John Colquhoun of Luss and others, who had taken part in the capture of the castle of Dumbarton. On the 11th of July 1526, a "respite was granted to Sir John Colquhon of Luce, Knight, Patrick Colquhon, John Logan of Balvey, Walter and Robert his sons, George Buchquhanan of that Ilk," and twenty-nine others, for "their tressonabill asseging, taking, and withhalding of our souerane lordis castle and fortalice of Dumbertene fra his servandis, keparis thairof" On the 16th of July following, a respite "was granted to Glencairn and others."

    John married Elizabeth Stewart about 1480. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Humphrey Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Jan 1538.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Humphrey Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of John Colquhoun and (Unknown) Boyd); died about 19 Aug 1493.

    Notes:

    He was a member of the Scottish parliament in October 1488, convened by the new king, James IV, largely to obtain aquittals for those involved in the overthrow and killing of his father, James III.

    Humphrey married Helen Erskine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Helen Erskine (daughter of Thomas Erskine and Janet Douglas).
    Children:
    1. 1. John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died between 4 Aug 1535 and 22 Aug 1536.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of Malcolm Colquhoun); died in Apr 1479 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 21 Oct 1478 and 14 Jun 1479

    Notes:

    Comptroller of the Exchequer, 1460-69. Sheriff of Dumbartonshire, 1471. Great Chamberlain, 1474. Governor of the castle of Dunbarton from 1477 to his death.

    A member of the Scottish parliament in Oct 1466, Oct 1467, 1469, 1471, 1476, and 1478.

    "Colquhoun of Luss" says that he was "killed at the siege of Dunbar", but provides no date. The famous Siege of Dunbar was of course in 1338. The siege referred to here was the first armed conflict in the struggle between James III of Scotland and his brother Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, when the king laid siege to Dunbar Castle in, according to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, April 1479. Volume 4 of Patrick Fraser Tytler's History of Scotland (1831) agrees on the year, and notes that during the siege, "the cannon mounted on the ramparts of the castle appear to have been well served and pointed—a single ball at one moment striking dead three of the bravest knights in the army, Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, Sir Adam Wallace of Craigie, and Sir James Schaw of Sauchie."

    John married (Unknown) Boyd. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  (Unknown) Boyd
    Children:
    1. 2. Humphrey Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died about 19 Aug 1493.

  3. 6.  Thomas Erskine (son of Robert Erskine and Elizabeth Lindsey); died before 1494.

    Notes:

    2nd Lord Erskine. Knighted before 24 Jan 1441. Sat in the Scottish parliament 14 Oct 1467. Sheriff of Stirling 1483. Sided with James III in the insurrection of 1488.

    Thomas married Janet Douglas before 1445. Janet died after Aug 1489. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Janet Douglas died after Aug 1489.

    Notes:

    She was not, as stated by Sir Robert Douglas, "da. of James, Earl of Morton, granddaughter of King James I". Her parentage is unknown.

    Children:
    1. 3. Helen Erskine
    2. Alexander Erskine died before 10 May 1509.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Malcolm Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland (son of John Colquhoun and Jean Erskine); died before 1439.
    Children:
    1. 4. John Colquhoun was born in in of Luss, Argyll, Scotland; died in Apr 1479 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

  2. 12.  Robert Erskine (son of Thomas Erskine and Janet Keith); died between 7 Sep 1451 and 6 Nov 1452.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1452

    Notes:

    1st Lord Erskine.

    "[K]nighted before 20 Dec. 1400; was taken prisoner at the battle of Homildon, 14 Sep. 1402; was one of the hostages for the ransom of King James in 1424, when his revenue was estimated at 1,000 marks, being set at liberty 19 June 1425. He was made a Lord of Parl., as LORD ERSKINE [S.], in or shortly before I438. Soon after the death (1435) of Alexander, husband of Isabel, suo jure Countess of Mar (to which Alexander and his heirs by her that Earldom had been resigned), Lord Erskine was served h. to the said Countess Isabel, and having had seizin 21 Nov. 1438, assumed the title of EARL OF MAR [S.]." [Complete Peerage, citation details below]

    Robert married Elizabeth Lindsey after 20 Dec 1400. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 13.  Elizabeth Lindsey (daughter of David Lindsay and Elizabeth Stewart).
    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas Erskine died before 1494.