Sir Alexander KIRKPATRICK, ,of Knock,and Conheath.1st Lord Kirkmichael

Male - 1527

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  • Name Alexander KIRKPATRICK 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix ,of Knock,and Conheath.1st Lord Kirkmichael 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1527  Kirkmichael, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The estates of Kirkmichael and Conheath were bestowed on Alexander(a young man at the time) as reward for his valour in making a captive of the 9th Earl of Douglas at Burnswark in 1484 ,when a grateful Scottish King rewarded him with the estates.(On 2nd Oct ober 1484 the Crown granted to him a 30 land lying in the barony of Kirkmichael, comprising the 10 lands of the town and plowlands of Kirkmichael and the 20 lands of Mollin, Raehills, Monygap and Crunzanetoun; the 22 land of Dryfeholme and others in Annandale; the 20 lands of Lochbrigeame and the 18 lands of Duns in Berwickshire.)

      The estate of Kirkmichael had been forfeited by Lord Crichton and his brother Gavin after being found guily of treason,outlawed,and all their estates confiscated. This grant may be seen in Lord Haddingtons collections in the JS Library of Edinburgh.

      The lands of Knock,Over and Nether Glenkiln,Craigshields,Dalcrum and Auchenskew were also held by Alexander.The Ross Kirkpatricks had earlier held Knock,but that land passed to Douglas of Drumlanrig in 1558.

      A Thomas Kirkpatrick of Knock ,whose name appears in a grant of arms,dated 16th May 1791,is believed to have lived there about the year 1649.

      It will be noted that the Kirkmichael-Kirkpatrick's tended to use names, pertaining to - Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, Alexander, Thomas, and William-as do the Conheath branch, Alexander and Janet that occur so frequently amongst the Kirkpatrick's of Kirkmichael are derived from the house of Darnley(Sir (Roger Kirkpatrick had married the Hon. Margaret Somerville, daughter of Alexander, Lord Darnley, the ancestor of James VI of Scotland and I of England)
    • (Research): The Charteris family of Amisfield and Kilpatrick's of Kirkmichael were constantly feuding. In Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, voume 1, under date March 19 and 20, 1526, John Charteris of Amisfield, Robert and John his sons, Robert Charteris his brother and thirty-nine others, found caution to underlie the law on May 29, in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, for the slaughter of Roger Kilpatrick, son and heir of Sir Alexander Kilpatrick(sic) of Kirkmichael,Knight, and for the mutilation of the latter; and on the 24th of the same month, Sir Alexander Kilpatrick and his sons, Robert, John, and William, found caution to appear the same day to answer for all crimes to be imputed against them by John Charteris of Amisfield.

      He also became security for the entry of William Kilpatrick, his brother, the two sons of the latter, and twenty-three others the same day.

      Information recorded here regarding Alexanders children was passed onto Rev. Louis Bezuidenhout, Minister at Kirkmichael, as part of a folio of old papers connected with the parish. The original is a typewritten document, over 18 pages, but there are some blanks and question marks in the original text, which suggest the typescript ,c1919, may itself have been a transcription of an earlier, possibly handwritten, paper.Further provenance of the paper has not been found
    Person ID I6784  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2016 

    Father Sir Roger KIRKPATRICK, ,of Closeburne and Bradburgh,   d. Abt 1481 
    Mother The Hon Margaret SOMERVILLE, ,daughter of Thomas Somerville, 1st Lord,   b. Abt 1410,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1435 
    • This is the first connection of the Kirkpatrick's with the Royal line of Stewart/ Stuart.

      Use of the name Alexander in the Kirkpatrick family appears at this point,derived from Margarets maternal grandfather,AlexanderStewart ,Lord Darnley.
    Family ID F2126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Roger KIRKPATRICK, ,of Ross and Knock.Heir to Kirkmichael & Conheath,   b. Abt 1503,   d. 1526, Kirkmichael, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     2. Robert KIRKPATRICK,   d. Bef 1533
     3. John KIRKPATRICK,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Katherine KIRKPATRICK,   d. 1573
     5. Sir. William KIRKPATRICK, ,Lord of Kirkmichael and Conheath,   b. Abt 1505,   d. 1568  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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