Henry KIRKPATRICK

Male - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name Henry KIRKPATRICK 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I6785  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    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

    Family Elizabeth GRIERSON, ,of Lagg,   b. Abt 1478,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • Henry and his wife were involved in quite a few unsavoury incidents ,including inciting violence and sedition and planning to sieze the King, and were granted full remission by the sovereign on several occasions, much to the annoyance of other nobles.Henry was also charged with murder and looting in 1516.He again escaped punishment!

      He seems to have obtained illegal possession of Closeburn,Auchenlak and Newton, in league with his half brother John ,whilst John was responsible for the gaurdianship of the rightful heir,his nephew Thomas.

      In 1536 the Crown issued a commission to Thomas Kirkpatrick ,to Capture,Try and Punish John Kirkpatrick and "other tenants" of Closeburn.

      It wasn't until 1585 that the attempted fraud was straightened out,when 15 gentlemen connected to the family ,determined and proved the correct succession.It was determined that John and Henry had attempted to undermine the minors rights. The fate of Henry and John is unknown.
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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