Note: N33323 !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 & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999, Page: 950 !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 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999, Page: 15a-10. !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 of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000, Page: IX:134-5 !Alexander Montgomerie is referred to as son and heir of his father in the charter of the lands of Giffen on 9 March 1413, already cited. He succeeded some time between February 1427 and November 1429,(4-431) and he and his brother-in-law Robert Cunningham of Kilmaurs were ap-pointed joint keepers of Kintyre and Knapdale, with the custody of Castle 'Soon' or Castle Swein, on 10 August 1430.(5-431) On 30 November 1437 he was included in a commission for concluding a truce with England, and in the following March, on the signing of a truce for nine years, he received a silver-gilt covered cup from King Henry VI., in addition to his expenses paid by the Scottish Exchequer.(6-431) In 1443-44 he was again a commissioner for prolonging the truce, and he was created a Lord of Parliament as LORD MONTGOMERIE in the following year, or before 3 July 1445.(1-432) Between 1442 and 1444 he was keeper of Brodick Castle, and he also acted as Bailie of the barony of Kilbride.(2-432) He was frequently commissioned as envoy to England or conservator of truces between 1449 and 1460,(3-432) and he received various grants of lands from the Crown. He granted a charter of the lands of Sannox in Arran to his second son George on 7 October 1469,(4-432) and died apparently in the following year. He married Margaret, second daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock,(5-432) and had issue:— 1. Alexander, Master of Montgomerie, who is referred to in 1438 as Alexander, son and heir of the Lord of Ardrossan(6-432) On 31 January 1448 he had a grant of the office of Bailie of the barony of Cunyngham, which had been hereditary in the family since it was bestowed on his grandfather's grandfather, Sir Hugh Eglinton.(7-433) The Master died in 1452, during his father's lifetime,(8-432) having married Elizabeth Hepburn, daughter of Sir Adam Hepburn of Halles,(9-433) [text omitted regarding issue] 2. George, ancestor of the family of Skelmorlie, of which a detailed history and genealogy is given by Sir William Fraser. [text omitted regarding issue] 3. Thomas, parson of Eagalesham, who was elected rector of the University of Glasgow, and held that office for several years. 4. Margaret, married (contract dated 15 May 1438)(9-433) to John Stewart, son of Alan Stewart of Darnley. He was afterwards created Lord Darnley and Earl of Lennox. 5. Elizabeth, married, before 25 March 1460, as his first wife, to John, second Lord Kennedy.(10-433) 6. Agnes, said to have been married, about 1470, to William Cunningham of Glengarnock.(11-433) (4-431) _Ibid._ i. 23 [Previous ref. was: _Memorials_]. (5-431) _Ibid._, ii. 27. (6-431) _Cal. Doc. Scot., iv. Nos. 1108, 1109, 1111; _Exch. Rolls_, v. 15, 52. (1-432) _Acta Parl. Scot._, ii. 59. (2-432) _Exch. Rolls_, v. 163, 414. (3-432) _Cal. Doc. Scot._, Nos. 1218-1276 passim; Rymer's _Fœdera_, xi. 434. (4-432) Inventory of Skelmorlie Writs. (5-432) _Memorials_, i. 24. She was still alive on 16 September 1453, ii. 33. (6-432)_Ibid._, ii. 31. (7-432) _Ibid._, ii. 7, 8. (8-432) _Ibid._, ii. 37. (9-432) _Ibid._, i. 25. [footnotes to omitted text omitted] (7-433) _Ibid._ i. 154-168 [Previous ref. was: _Memorials_]. (8-433) _Ibid._, i. 25. (9-433) _Ibid._, i. 25; ii. 28. (10-433) _Ibid._, i. 23. (11-433) _Ibid._ [Ref: SP III:431-3, sub MONTGOMERIE, EARL OF EGLINTON] !David Kennedy, s. and h. of John, 2nd Lord Kennedy [S.], by his 1st wife, Elizabeth, da. of Alexander (Montgomerie), 1st Lord Montgomerie [S.], was knighted by James III 29 Jan. 1487/8; suc. his father as 3rd Lord Kennedy [S.], in 1508, and was cr. 23 Oct. 1509, EARL OF CASSILLIS [S.]. He was P.C. to James IV, with whom he was slain at the fatal battle of Flodden. He m., 1stly, before July 1489, Agnes, 1st da. of William (Borthwick), 3rd Lord Borthwick [S.]. He m., 2ndly, about 9 Aug. 1509 (by dispensation), Margaret, widow of Alexander, Lord Forbes [S.] (who d. between 1488 & 1491), da. of Thomas (Boyd), Earl of Arran [S.], by Mary, 1st da. of King James II. She, who was living as his widow, 9 Feb. 1515/6, d. s.p. He d., as above mentioned, 9 Sep. 1513. [Ref: CP III:74]
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