Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton
Alexander Seton Montgomerie (c.
1660- February 18 1729) was the ninth Earl of Eglintonin the Peerage of Scotland.
Although from a traditionally
Roman Catholicfamily, Eglinton became one of the first firmly presbyteriannobles. During the English Civil War, he was colonel of horse in the army supporting the English parliamentarians against King Charles II. He was present at the siege of Yorkin April–June and the battle of Marston Mooron 2 July. Later, Eglinton joined Argyll and other members of the moderate kirk party and supported the King. Later, he was one of the Scottish shire commissioners selected to negotiate with Monckin 1659 about the restrration of King Charles and lived to see the restoration of the king.
He married first Margaret Cochrane, daughter of
William Cochrane, Lord Cochrane. He married second Lady Ann Gordon, daughter of George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeenand Anne Lockhart of Tarbrax, Countess of Aberdeen. He married third Susanna Kennedy, daughter of Sir Archibald Kennedy, 1st Baronet of Culzean.
*Edward M. Furgol, ‘Montgomery , Alexander, sixth earl of Eglinton (1588–1661)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/19053, accessed 19 Aug 2007]
Barony and Castle of Giffen
* [http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4fz/montgomery04.htm Family tree]
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