Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell

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Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell (died 9 September 1513) was a Scottish nobleman, who succeeded his father Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell in 1508. Prior to that, he was known by one of his territorial designations, Adam Hepburn of Crags, under which he drew up his Testament.

He married in 1511 (her first of four husbands) Agnes (died February 1557), the illegitimate daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan by Margaret Murray. This Agnes Stewart was provided with Letters of Legitimacy, confirmed by Queen Mary of Guise, on 31 October 1552, under the Great Seal of Scotland.[1]

Adam Hepburn and Agnes had one child: Patrick.

The Earl of Bothwell was killed at the Battle of Flodden, where he commanded the Scottish reserve.

References[edit]

  • Burke, Messrs., John and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants etc., volume 1, London, 1848, pedigree CXXXIX.
  • Balfour Paul, Sir James, The Scots' Peerage, Edinburgh, 1905, 'Bothwell' p. 156.
  • Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2005, p. 779.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Lord High Admiral of Scotland
1511–1513
Succeeded by
Unknown
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Patrick Hepburn
Earl of Bothwell
1508–1513
Succeeded by
Patrick Hepburn