Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton

Alexander Seton Montgomerie (c. 1660 - February 18 1729) was the ninth Earl of Eglinton in the Peerage of Scotland.

Although from a traditionally Roman Catholic family, Eglinton became one of the first firmly presbyterian nobles. 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 York in April–June and the battle of Marston Moor on 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 Monck in 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 Aberdeen and Anne Lockhart of Tarbrax, Countess of Aberdeen. He married third Susanna Kennedy, daughter of Sir Archibald Kennedy, 1st Baronet of Culzean.

References

*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]

See also

*Clan Montgomery
*Barony and Castle of Giffen

External links

* [http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4fz/montgomery04.htm Family tree]


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