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John Colquhoun

Male - 1479


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  • Name John Colquhoun 
    Born of Luss, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 21 Oct 1478 and 14 Jun 1479  [2
    Died Apr 1479  Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I27352  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2020 

    Father Malcolm Colquhoun,   b. of Luss, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1439 
    Family ID F16331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown) Boyd 
    Children 
    +1. Humphrey Colquhoun,   b. of Luss, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 19 Aug 1493
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Dunbar,   d. Bef Mar 1494 
    Married Bef Jul 1463  [5
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S3858] James Colquhoun, "Colquhoun of Luss." Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica Volume II, new series, 1877, p. 533.

    2. [S3859] The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country by William Fraser. Edinburgh, 1869.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    4. [S3860] History of Scotland by Patrick Fraser Tytler. Volume 4. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1831., year only.

    5. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.