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  Encyclopedia: James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton
One of his dependants, Captain James Stuart, son of Lord Ochiltree and brother-in-law of Knox, had the daring to accuse Morton at a meeting of the council in Holyrood of complicity in the murder of Darnley, and he was at once committed to custody.
In 1586, however, the attainder was rescinded in favour of Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, a nephew of the 4th earl.
Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, and Earl of Morton (1555-1588), was the son of David, 7th earl.
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 JAMES DOUGLAS, 4TH EARL OF MORTON - LoveToKnow Article on JAMES DOUGLAS, 4TH EARL OF MORTON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On the death of the earl of Mar (Oct. 28, 1572), Morton, who had been the most powerful noble during this regency, and also during that of the earl of Lennox, at last reached the object of his ambition by being elected regent.
In 1586, however, the attainder was rescinded in favor of Archibald Douglas, 8th earl of Angus (q.v.), a nephew of the 4th earl.
By the 4th earls will he succeeded in 1588 to the earPdom of Morton, on the death of Archibald, 8th earl of Angus; but Lord Maxwells title of Morton, which had been revoked in 1585, was revived in 1587 and 1592, so that both men were in possession, and a conflict arose.
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 ANGUSSOLA, SOPHONISBA - LoveToKnow Article on ANGUSSOLA, SOPHONISBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS, 8th earl, and earl of Morton (1555-1588), was the son of David, 7th earl.
In 1573 he was made a privy councillor and sheriff of Berwick, in 1574 lieutenant-general of Scotland, in 1577 warden of the west marches and steward of Fife, and in 1578 lieutenant-general of the realm.
He gave a strong support to Morton during the attack upon the latter, made a vain attempt to rescue him, and was declared guilty of high treason on the 2nd of June 1581.
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 Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He was chief counselor to the regent James Stuart, 1st earl of Murray, and became regent himself on the death of the 1st earl of Mar. His rule was devoted to the pacification of a religiously divided and wartorn Scotland.
In 1578 he was forced out by a junta of nobles, led by the 6th earl of Argyll and John Stuart, 4th earl of Atholl, who persuaded the boy king, James VI (later James I of England), to assert his power.
Morton regained control of the king, with the aid of John Erskine, 2d earl of Mar; but in 1581 a plot against him, engineered by Esmé Stuart, 1st duke of Lennox, and James Stuart, later earl of Arran, resulted in his being tried, convicted, and beheaded for taking part in the murder of Darnley.
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 James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1553 James Douglas succeeded to the title and estates of his father-in-law, and in 1563 he became Lord Chancellor of Scotland.
Having been pardoned, Morton returned to Scotland early in 1567, and with 600 men appeared before Borthwick Castle, where the queen after her marriage with Bothwell had taken refuge.
But while all seemed to favour Morton, there were under-currents which combined to procure his fall.
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 Clan Iain Abrach ~ MacIain
The Earl of Morton becomes Regent and is effectively ruler of Scotland for the next six years.
The ex-Regent, the Earl of Morton, is executed for his alleged involvement in the murder of Darnley, fourteen years earlier.
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, beheaded in Edinburgh Grassmarket, accused of the murder of Lord Darnley.
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 Domestic Annals of Scotland - Regencies of Lennox and Mar: 1570 - 1572
Als he [the Earl of Argyle] was greatumly persuadit hereto by Lord Boyd, wha persuadit the kirk to part the said earl and his wife, and [the earl] to marry his [Lord Boyd’s] daughter, wha was married upon the young laird of Cunninghamheid of before.’—D.
The Earl of Mar was declared Regent, and concluded the parliament.
Morton who, it was said, smarted more from the loss of the plate than the killing of a few of his servants in the struggle, immediately sent a party to requite Kirkaldy’s attack by laying waste his estate in Fife.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Jelly Roll Morton
By 1926-7, Morton was recording with his Red Hot Peppers, a seven- or eight- piece band organized for recording purposes and comprised of colleagues well-versed in the New Orleans style and familiar with Morton's music.
Particularly noteworthy is the manner in which Morton provides opportunities for all the performers to contribute significant solos (usually climaxing in exultant two-bar breaks) without losing sight of overall structural unity and a balance between solo and ensemble.
As a pianist, Morton contributed not only some of his most inspired solos, such as those on Smoke-house Blues and Black Bottom Stomp, but also sensitive countermelodies that were without precedent in 1920s jazz; similar ideas were taken up only by Earl Hines and, some years later, Art Tatum.
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 AllRefer.com - Stuart, James, earl of Arran (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
He spent his early years as a soldier of fortune fighting in the Dutch revolt against Spain, returned to Scotland in 1597, and ingratiated himself at the court of the young James VI (later James I of England).
As a reward for his services in accusing the earl of Morton of the murder of Lord Darnley, Stuart was made a member of the council and granted (1381) the earldom of Arran, then in the possession of the insane James Hamilton, 3d earl of Arran.
He was slain in 1595 by Sir James Douglas, nephew of the earl of Morton, in revenge for Arran's part in the death of Morton.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Bothwell James Hepburn 4th Earl of
Bothwell, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of (1536-1578), Scottish nobleman, the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
James IV: marriage of 6th earl of Douglas to widow of James IV
George Douglas (circa 1380-1403), the illegitimate son of William, 1st Earl of Douglas, married Mary, the daughter of King Robert III (circa...
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 Historic Earls and Earldoms of Scotland - Chapter III - Earldom and Earls of Huntly - Section IX
The Earl of Huntly became a firm supporter of the policy of the Regent Morton, and often corresponded with Queen Elizabeth and her Ministers.
On the 30th of July the Earl wrote a long letter to Queen Elizabeth, assuring her that there was no cause for offence in his behaviour, seeing that his brother Sir Adam was in France, and for his actions there he was not responsible.
In 1585 the Earl was engaged in settling difficulties which had arisen between his kinsmen the Earls of Sutherland and Caithness.
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 The National Covenant: Life Blood of Scotland An Overview of Scottish Presbyterian History -- Part Four
The first regent, James, the Earl of Moray, was a strong Protestant and defender of the Reformed cause.
Following these deaths, the Earl of Morton assumed the regent's seat, which he would hold until 1587, though his influence was evident until his death in 1591.
At one point, the Earl of Arram, one of the King's party, became enraged by their actions and retorted, "Is there any here that dare subscribe to these articles." Melville and his fellow-laborers took the challenge and boldly replied, "We dare and will render our lives in the cause."[6]
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 AllRefer.com - James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton, British And Irish History, Biographies
1581: see Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of.
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 Earls of Galloway
Alan Stewart, the tenth Earl of Galloway, was born in 1835, the oldest son of the 9th Earl of Galloway and his wife, Harriet Blanche Somerset.
Cumloden House to the north was built in 1875 for Sir William Stewart and became a summer retreat for the Earls of Galloway and to the east in the grounds of Kirroughtree House Hotel (1719) stand an ice house and an octagonal dovecote.
Lady Jane STEWART, a daughter of the Eighth Earl of Galloway, and niece of the Fifth Duchess of Marlborough, Susan Stewart.
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 Mar, John Erskine, 2d (or 7th) earl of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In 1578 he was persuaded by James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton, to assert his claims to Stirling Castle and the guardianship of the young James VI (later James I of England).
After the rise of Esmé Stuart, duke of Lennox, and James Stuart, earl of Arran, Mar fell out of favor with the king.
In 1601 he was sent as ambassador to England to offer secret assistance to the 2d earl of Essex in his rebellion.
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 Stuart, John, 4th earl of Atholl on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He became a member of the council of Mary Queen of Scots in 1561 and after her marriage to Lord Darnley was one of her chief counselors.
He was unsuccessful in preventing the election of James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton, to the regency in 1572.
With Colin Campbell, 6th earl of Argyll, he succeeded in ousting Morton as regent (1578).
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 Royal Family of Europe - pafg19 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
James DOUGLAS Earl of Morton.James married Catherine STEWART.
Elizabeth DOUGLAS was born about 1517 in Of, Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
Margaret DOUGLAS was born about 1511 in Of, Morton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland.
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 Christina Morton ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Morton Livingston Schamberg - Study of a Girl (Fanette Reider) c.
With sensitivity and compassion, Margaret Morton has chronicled the lives and living spaces of the tu...
For the most part, there is no reference to the traditional iconography of this time of year, instead, this exhibition proposes an alternative to traditional decorative imagery with art that is expressive and experiential.
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 ROBERT ADAM & REGISTER HOUSE -
The Earl of Morton, the Lord Clerk Register, in association with the architect, Robert Baldwin, published a design in 1767 that consisted of a single storey square building with a central dome, however, there was disagreement over the site.
The Earl of Morton had suggested a site to the south of the city at Heriot's Hospital, which was considered too distant from the law courts by members of the legal profession and a delay followed.
In 1769, the City supplied the ground opposite the north end of the newly completed North Bridge, where a significant public building was likely to encourage the development of James Craig’s design for the New Town.
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 MAXWELL - Online Information article about MAXWELL
regent Morton, the 4th earl, in 1581 this earldom was bestowed upon Maxwell, but in 1586 the See also:
late earl was reversed and he was deprived of his new See also:
MURRAY (or MORAY), JAMES STUART, EARL OF (c.
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 Sarah Biffen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Contemporaries praised her skill, and some of her miniatures survive to this day.
In the of 1808, the Earl of Morton wanted to see if Biffen could really paint unaided.
Once he was convinced, he sponsored her to receive lessons from a Royal Academy painter, William Craig.
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 Murray, James Stuart, 1st earl of
An illegitimate son of James V by a daughter of the earl of Mar, he was, therefore, half brother of
Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of - Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of, d.
The first renaissance centurion: the National Gallery of Scotland's new exhibition of Venetian renaissance art in Scottish collections includes a major rediscovery, a painting by Paris Bordon from Mount Stuart, Alexandra Jackson discusses its place in Venetian art, and studies the limited evidence for its date, patronage and provenance.
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 Index to royal Genealogical Data - ordered by lastname - part 32   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Douglas, Archibald the Grim, Earl of Douglas 3rd, b.
Douglas, John of Morton, Earl of Morton 2nd, b.
Douglas, Sholto Charles, Earl of Morton 15th, b.
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 douglas06
The story of the obtaining of the Earldom from the 4th Earl will be narrated in due course within a 'Family Chapter'.
of Thomas Douglas of Lochleven, ancestor to the Earls of Morton".
However, there is some uncertainty on this as if she had married John after 1541 then that would be late in his lifetime (he had already outlived his eldest son who had been killed at the battle of Pinkie in 1547).
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 The Barony of Mordington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
When her brother, who had been captured by the English, was brought before the walls she told the attackers that if they killed him she would become Countess of Moray (which was untrue since Moray was a male fief), so his life was spared.
Note that the title of Earl of Morton continued de jure in the Maxwell family until Robert, 10th Lord Maxwell was created Earl of Nithsdale on 29th August 1620 with precedence from 1581 (SP, VI, 389; SP, VI, 482-3).
On the death of Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, on 4th August 1588 the lands and honours of James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, devolved upon Sir William Douglas of Lochleven (SP, VI, 371) who thereby became the 5th Earl of Morton (of the Douglas of Dalkeith family).
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 Pasco: Life-saving hero Jack Chao dies at 83
But it was what he did there on March 29, 1945, that sealed his legacy as a hero.
Chao, then 27, helped save co-worker Earl W. Morton from suffocating below the deck of the ship on which they were working.
Morton had been overcome by fumes of high-octane gasoline 14 feet below the deck.
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 Mclaughlin and Irish Family History - pafg80 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
William SINCLAIR Earl of Orkney is printed as #1039112.
John STEWART EARL OF ATHOLL is printed as #1039188.
George GORDON Earl of Huntly is printed as #1039150.
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 Chapter DOUGLAS <i>to</i> Dowsabel of D by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Tineman (the loser), Archibald fourth earl, who lost the battles of Homildon, Shrewsbury, and Verneuil, in the last of which he was killed (1424).
Archibald Douglas, sixth earl of Angus, and grandson of “Bell-the-Cat.” James Bothwell, one of the family, forms the most interesting part of Scott’s Lady of the Lake.
James Douglas, earl of Morton, younger brother of the seventh earl of Angus.
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 June 2nd
Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, executed, 1572, Tower of London; James Douglas, Earl of Morton, beheaded at Edinburgh, 1581; Sir Edward Leigh, 1671, Rushall; Madeleine de Scuderi, romances, miscellaneous writings, 1701.
Morton is believed to have been the person who introduced The Maiden into Scotland, and he is thought to have taken the idea from a similar instrument which had long graced a mount near Halifax, in Yorkshire, as the appointed means of ready punishment for offences against forest law in that part of England.
The engine wherewith the execution is done is a square block of wood, of the length of four feet and a half, which doth ride up and down in a slot, rabet, or regall, between two pieces of timber that are framed and set upright, of five yards in height.
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 Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Morton, James Douglas, 4th earl of on Encyclopedia.com
Morton regained control of the king, with the aid of John Erskine, 2d earl of Mar ; but in 1581 a plot against him, engineered by Esmé Stuart, 1st duke of Lennox, and James Stuart, later earl of Arran, resulted in his being tried, convicted, and beheaded for taking part in the murder of Darnley.
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