Sir Roger KIRKPATRICK, ,of Closeburn, Bradburgh and Auchinleck,13th Laird

Male - 1584

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  • Name Roger KIRKPATRICK 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix ,of Closeburn, Bradburgh and Auchinleck,13th Laird 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1584  Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:West Lothian, & Midlothian; Gloucestershire: Edinburgh; Bristol- Commissariot Record of Edinburgh, Register of Testaments, 1514-1600.
    • Extremely loyal to his sovereign Queen Mary,swearing in 1561 to defend her against the rebel Lords of Argylle and Murray.His loyalty cost him dearly,as the Earl of Sussex invaded the borders with 4000 men,and had Closeburne Castle "blown assunder with powder". He held the position of Sheriff of Dumfries.
    Person ID I19381  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2016 

    Father Sir Thomas KIRKPATRICK, ,of Closeburn,Bradburgh and Auchinleck,   d. 1560 
    Mother Dame Margaret SINCLAIR, ,Lady Closeburn,of the Rosslyn Sinclairs,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1506 
    Family ID F2123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth HAMILTON, ,of Stonehouse,   b. Abt 1540,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1560 
    • On 11th April 1578, the Court of Justiciary heard the case of Cuthbert Amuligane alias Amullikin in Dempsterton, charged with the crime of adultery with Elizabeth Hamilton, spouse to Roger Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, having been caught in the act at 'diverse and sundry times, within the Manor place of Closeburn, the Burgh of Edinburgh and other parts of the country in sundry houses and chambers'. (Cuthbert may have been the brother of John Amuligane third Laird of Blackmyre, but there is no evidence to prove this conclusively.)The case was proven ,and Cuthbert was banished from Scotland, and a fine of one thousand merks would be imposed if the affair continued.

      According to the register of the Court of Justiciary, the case was first heard on 8th March 1577, when Cuthbert made repentance and was formally admonished, after having been caught within the manor place of Closeburn on a number of occasions. However, despite being admonished, Cuthbert and the Lady of Closeburn continued their affair, much to the deep of annoyance of Roger Kirkpatrick, who had previously attempted unsuccessfully to divorce her in 1566, following an appeal to the Privy Council of Scotland citing adultery with his brother James.

      Elizabeth ,at that time,had retaliated with a counter action of adherence*, in which it is stated (erroneously) that they were married in 1555 and she had had six children by him, yet he had expelled her from the place of Closeburn and charged her with adultery with James Kirkpatrick, his brother.This charge was unproven and Roger was decreed to adhere to her. His second attempt, however, succeeded with the Court of Justiciary finding Cuthbert guilty for continuing in the same act.

      Elizabeth was divorced by Roger, and he married Margaret Gordoun 1st April 1580,four years prior to his death

      *[Action of Adherence, Scottish law. An action competent to a husband or wife to compel either party to adhere in case of desertion]

      Ref:Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland
    Divorced Abt 1579 
     1. Sir Thomas KIRKPATRICK, ,of Closeburn and later Allisland.14th Laird of Closeburne,   b. Abt 1560,   d. Abt 1628  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Samuel KIRKPATRICK, ,of Auchinleck,   b. Abt 1563,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alexander KIRKPATRICK,   b. Abt 1564,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F2248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret GORDOUN, daughter of Alexander Gordoun of Trochquhane,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Apr 1580 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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