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  • ID: I19128
  • Name: George 10th\Last Earl of DUNBAR , Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1370 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland 1 2
  • Death: BEF 1457 in England 1 2
  • Note:
    George Dunbar, 10th and last Earl of Dunbar/March; knighted 1424, was removed in 1434 from the Earldom & and all Scottish lands by James I of Scotland on the pretext that the 9th Earl's negotiations for allegiance in 1406 were with the Regent, when legally they should have been with the King himself, hence that the Earldom and estates remained forfeited because of the 9th Earl's treason. (The real reason being James's determination to end the power of the only-intermittently loyal Earls of Dunbar once and for all.) The 10th Earl fled to England where he was paid a paltry sum from Scottish sources until his death. James I was rid of an often times disloyal Earldom. [Burke's Peerage]




    GEORGE (DUNBAR), EARL OF MARCH, or DUNBAR [SCT], son and heir, born about 1370, being about 50 in 1420. He, who was knighted at the Coronation of James I, consented in 1409 (with his father) to the alienation of the Lordship of Annandale to the Earl of Douglas. He was employed in negotiating the freedom of Jarnes I, whorn he met at Durham, in 1424; on his return to Scotland. He was arrested with the Duke of Albany [SCT], but sat on his trial in May 1425; was in frequent embassies to England, and was, in 1430, one of the sponsors of Prince James, afterwards James II. In 1434, however, the King, on the pretence of his holding an Earldom and estates which had been forfeited by his father's treason, whose pardon being by a Regent only (not an actual King) was alleged to be invalid, seized his lands, had the case referred to Parliament, by which it was declared at Perth, 10 January 1434/5, that the Earldom and estates were forfeited. At the same time the King conferred on him "the empty title" of EARL OF BUCHAN, but he never assumed it, and within 10 years it was granted elsewhere. The Earl fled to England, retaining only the Barony of Kilconquhar, co. Fife, held from the Bishop of St. Andrews. He married Beatrice, who died before 1421.

    On 7 August 1421 he had license to marry Alice, daughter of Sir William HAY, of Yester, but it is uncertain if this marriage ever took place. He died between 1455 and 1457, aged over 80, having had since 9 April 1449 (when he was styled Comes Marchiarum et Dominus de Kilconquhar) an annuity of 400 marks out of the revenues of the Earldom. [Complete Peerage IV:509, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: George 9th Earl of DUNBAR , 3rd Earl of March b: ABT 1336 in Stranith (Nithsdale), Dumfriesshire, Scotland
    Mother: Christian SETON b: ABT 1350 in Seton, East Lothian, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Beatrice b: ABT 1373 in Scotland
    • Married: in 1st wife 1
    1. Has Children Janet DUNBAR b: ABT 1390 in Cockburn, Berwickshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Marjory DUNBAR b: ABT 1392 in Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland

    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 895
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:509
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