Jean gordon countess of bothwell

Lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1546 14 may 1629. See more ideas about mary queen of scots, mary stuart and tudor history. The bothwellgordon marriage took place in the canongate church on the 24th of february, 1566 after a dispensation from the pope was procured to allow the marriage to be validly performed. Fulgens known as the scarlet honey myrtle, is a plant in the myrtle family, myrtaceae and is endemic to the southwest of western australia. Sir robert was son of alexander gordon, 12th earl of sutherland, and lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell daughter of george gordon, 4th earl of huntly, and his wife elizabeth keith. Im specifically wondering about all the leads that alexander gordon of salterhill or his wife was connected to sir robert gordon, 1st baronet. It is of lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell and afterwards countess of sutherland 15461629. George gordon, 4th earl of huntly 1514 28 october 1562 was a scottish nobleman. Lady jean gordon 1546 14 may 1629, married firstly on 24 february 1566, james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell, whom she divorced on 3 may 1567. Jean gordon countess of bothwell, first wife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell jean gordon gypsy died 1746, gypsy queen, the basis for the character meg merrilies in sir walter scotts novel guy mannering. To find this excuse, bothwells advisors had to go back three generations. The photo is not of lady jean gordon, countess of argyll 14791548.

Arrogant, dissolute, selfseeking and a drunkard who demanded power, darnley. The 14th earl of sutherland saw the family through the troubled decades of the middle of the 1600s. This was a political alliance, encouraged by mary, queen of scots and urged on by lady jean gordon s family, but it was not to last. About jean gordon countess of bothwell was a wealthy scottish noblewoman and the first wife of james hepburn earl of bothwell who became after his divorce from lady jean the third husband of mary queen of scots. John gordon, th earl of sutherland was born on 20 july 1576. Join facebook to connect with jean gordon and others you may know. George was a confederate of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell, one of queen marys most loyal servants.

Bothwell married for a second time to jean gordon, daughter of the wealthy george gordon, 4th earl of huntly and elizabeth keith. He was known for his association with, abduction of, and marriage to mary, queen of scots, as her third and final husband. She was a noblewoman who found herself close to the. He became lord chancellor of scotland in 1567, and joined bothwell in the plot to murder the regent moray at jedburgh. Upon her second marriage, she became the countess of sutherland.

Jane married hugh mackay in month 1589, at age 15 at marriage place. Profile for james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell from marie. He was the son of alexander gordon, 12th earl of sutherland and lady jean gordon. His authority was rivaled only by that of the earls of huntley.

Jane gordon, countess of bothwell and sutherland the. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell is a member of the following lists. As to the contract of marriage between bothwell and lady jean. She was a noblewoman who found herself close to the centre of scottish politics during an especially turbulent period. The 12th earl married jean gordon, countess of bothwell, the divorced exwife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell, who became the husband of mary queen of scots. A valentine vignette the first and final love of lady jean. On this day in history 14th may 1629 jean gordon, countess of bothwell and sutherland died at dunrobin castle. Lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1546 14 may 1629, was a wealthy scottish noblewoman and the first wife of james hepburn, earl of bothwell who. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. He allied himself with james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell, who was married to his sister jean, and joined queen mary at dunbar after rizzios murder in 1566. The lady jean gordon agreed to the divorce, not on the grounds of consanguinity, but on her own terms. James hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell unofficial royalty. This miniature portrait was painted at the time of the marriage and is a companion to that of the earl, also in the collection of the scottish national portrait gallery.

Bothwell was influential with landholdings in southeast scotland and served as sheriff of edinburgh and haddington and as lord high admiral. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell was previously married to alexander ogilvy of boyne 1599 1629, alexander gordon, 12th earl of sutherland 1573 1594 and james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell 1566 1567. Lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1546 14 may 1629, was a wealthy scottish noblewoman and the first wife of james hepburn, earl of bothwell who became, after his divorce from lady jean, the third husband of mary, queen of scots. She was also the sister to the earl of huntly, another important scottish noble. Lady margaret gordon was the daughter of george gordon, 2nd earl of huntly and annabella stewart. Yup, jean was the first wife of james hepburn, better known as the earl of bothwell. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1546 14 may 1629 was a wealthy scottish noblewoman and the first wife of james hepburn, earl of bothwell who became, after his divorce from lady jean, the third husband of mary, queen of scots. In order to marry the queen, bothwell had to obtain a divorce from his wife, jean gordon, dau. Jane gordon was born on month day 1574, at birth place, to alexander gordon and jean gordon. In any event, the countess of bothwell cooperated with her family. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell wikimili, the free. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1546 14 may 1629 was a wealthy scottish noblewoman and the second wife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell. Bothwells great great grandmother was the ancestor in question. If you look at the picture it bears the date 1566, 18 years after the countess of argyll died.

In 1560s mary helped arrange the wedding of bothwell and jean, a great match politically but i really dont think they loved each other. Apparently, one of bothwells ancestors had married a gordon. This was a political alliance, encouraged by mary, queen of scots and urged on by lady jean gordons family, but it was not to last. Jane gordon historical records and family trees myheritage. As a result of her marriage, lady jean gordon was styled as countess of bothwell on 24 february 156566. Among the parties who consented to the alliance was the queen who signed as marie r. Jan 28, 2010 im specifically wondering about all the leads that alexander gordon of salterhill or his wife was connected to sir robert gordon, 1st baronet. Lady jean gordon was born at huntly castle, aberdeenshire. Marys own second marriage to henry stuart, lord darnley proved to be a disastrous one.

James hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell was previously married to mary, queen of scots 1567 1578, jean gordon, countess of bothwell 1566 1567 and anna throndsen 1559 1564. Lady jean gordon was born at huntly castle in aberdeenshire, the second eldest daughter of george gordon, 4th earl of huntly, at the time the wealthiest and most powerful landowner in the scottish higlands, and elizabeth keith. First wife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell english. The marriage if it had not been for the marriage of mary queen of scots and james hepburn, probably nothing more would have been thought of lady jean gordon and the earls shared ancestor. My 10th great grandmother supposedly lady anne agnes. Oct 17, 2019 the photo is not of lady jean gordon, countess of argyll 14791548. Jean gordon, countess of bothwell and later countess of sutherland, lived from 1545 to 14 may 1629. What bothwell lacked was money, and lady gordon was one of the richest. He was a person of strong language and sexual appetite, although by repute he was not averse to. James hepburn, 1st duke of orkney and shetland, 4th earl of bothwell.

He became, after his divorce from lady jean, the third husband of mary, queen of scots. Genealogy profile for lady jean gordon lady jean gordon c. In 1573, nearly six years after her divorce, at a time when bothwell was in a danish prison, and the queen of scots was detained in england, lady jean gordon married a cousin, alexander gordon, earl of sutherland. Jul 05, 2019 genealogy profile for lady jean gordon lady jean gordon c. On reporting the events to london, sir william drury noted that although it looked as if mary had been forced into the marriage by bothwell, things were not. One of twelve children, the third and youngest daughter of the wealthy and powerful george gordon, fourth earl of huntly 151562, and his wife, elizabeth keith fl. She was one of twelve children, the third daughter of the rich and formidable george gordon, 4 th earl of huntley. Jane023paintings in the national galleries of scotland. Lady jean gordon 15441629, countess of bothwell, first wife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell unknown artist. Sep 10, 2017 bothwell, who had married jean gordon, sister of sir john gordon and of george gordon, 5th earl of huntly in february 1566, divorced her on may 7, 1567, citing his adultery with her servant as the cause.

Gordon, 4th earl of huntly and elizabeth keith, countess of huntly. Earl of bothwell, third husband of mary queen of scots. This miniature, the size of a large coin, forms a pair to that of her husband, james hepburn, earl of bothwell, and is dated 1566, the year of their marriage. As lord high admiral of scotland, bothwell sailed around europe. Lady jean gordon 15441629, countess of bothwell, first. Jean gordon countess of bothwell countess of bothwell. Jean gordon countess of bothwell was born on january 01, 1546 died on may 14, 1629, jean gordon countess of bothwell was 83 years old. This miniature, the size of a large coin, forms a pair to that of her husband, james hepburn, earl of. May 23, 2012 yup, jean was the first wife of james hepburn, better known as the earl of bothwell. His mother, jean, married secondly at huntly castle, on december 1573, alexander gordon, 12th earl of sutherland, thus becoming the countess of sutherland. Jane gordon, countess of bothwell and sutherland the freelance. On the 12th may, mary made bothwell duke of orkney and then married him on the 15th may at holyrood, just over a week after his divorce from jean gordon, countess of bothwell, came through.

Jean gordon historical records and family trees myheritage. The wider picture in scotland at the time is set out in our historical timeline. Lady jean bothwell was the daughter of the marquis of huntly and married james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell in 1566. Gordon was the lord of a large territory and had great influence in northeast scotland. Bothwell, who had married jean gordon, sister of sir john gordon and of george gordon, 5th earl of huntly in february 1566, divorced her on may 7, 1567, citing his adultery with her servant as the cause.

Lady jean gordon was the daughter of george gordon, 4th earl of huntly and elizabeth keith. Sep 28, 2016 the 12th earl married jean gordon, countess of bothwell, the divorced exwife of james hepburn, 4th earl of bothwell, who became the husband of mary queen of scots. Gordon, jean, countess of bothwell and sutherland c. The bothwellgordon marriage took place in the canongate church on the 24th of february, 1566 after a dispensation from the pope was continue reading lady jean gordon mary queen of scots. In february 1566, bothwell married lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell, daughter of george gordon, 4th earl of huntly. Scran lady jean gordon, countess of bothwell, and james. James hepburn, 4 th earl of bothwell was a ladies man, powerfully attractive to women.

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