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  • ID: I19168
  • Name: Alexander 1st Lord MONTGOMERIE , Sir 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1413 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland 1 2 3
  • Death: 1470 in Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland 1 2 3
  • Note:
    Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie, so created bef 3 July 1445....Commissioner to negotiate armistice with England 1437, 1449, 1451-52, and 1456. [Burke's Peerage]

    Note: BP does not indicated which wife (1st or 2nd) was mother of Alexander.


    Alexander Montgomery, b. before 1413, d. c 1470, member of the King's Council, created shortly before 3 July 1445 Lord Montgomery; m. Margaret, seen 16 Sep 1453, daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock. [Magna Charta Sureties]

    Note: Magna Charta Sureties implies that Alexander is son of Sir John's 1st wife Agnes of the Isles, which is what CP says.



    ALEXANDER MONTGOMERIE, son and heir of Sir John MONTGOMERIE, of Ardrossan, by his 1st wife, Agnes of the Isles. He was born before 1413; succeeded his father between 1426/7 and November 1429. A commissioner, 30 November 1437, to conclude a truce with England. He was P.C. to Kings James I and II [SCT]. On 5 February 1444 he had a safe conduct to Durham in connection with an extension of the truce and delivery of the hostages in England. He was apparently created a peer of Parliament as LORD MONTGOMERIE [SCT] shortly before 3 July 1445. On 25 August 1447, as Alexander Lord Montgomery, he was a witness to the agreement between Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, and his brother James as to their seniority, whereby the decision was given in favour of James. He was sent again to England, 10 May 1449, as envoy for a prolongation of the truce, and had safe conducts for the same purpose in 1451-2 and 1456. He was sent to Perth in 1463 on an embassy with the Earl of Argyll in connection with the rebellion of the Earl of Ross, and in the following year was to remain with the King at Berwick.

    He married Margaret, sister of Robert, 1st LORD BOYD [SCT], and 2nd daughter of Sir Thomas BOYD, of Kilmarnock. She was living 16 September 1453. He was living 1469, but died apparently in 1470. [Complete Peerage IX:134-5, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    Father: John MONTGOMERIE , of Ardrossan, Sir b: ABT 1363 in Ardrossan, Fifeshire, Scotland
    Mother: Agnes of the ISLES b: ABT 1365 in Isle of Islay, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Margaret BOYD b: ABT 1413 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
      1. Has Children Alexander Master of MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1428 in Eglinton Castle, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
      2. Has Children Margaret MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1431 in Ardrossen, Ayrshire, Scotland
      3. Has Children Elizabeth MONTGOMERIE b: ABT 1441 in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland

      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 950
      2. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
        Page: 15a-10
      3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
        Page: IX:134-5
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