Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy

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Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure, 1st Lord Kennedy (22 February 1405 – 27 March 1489) was a Scottish lord, a son of Sir James Kennedy, Younger of Dunure, and Lady Mary Stewart, daughter of Robert III, King of the Scots. He served as one of six Regents during the early reign of James III of Scotland, after the 1460 death of James II.

Personal life[edit]

Gilbert married Catherine Maxwell, daughter of Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord Maxwell.

He married, secondly, after 1460, Isabel Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Lintrathen and Isabel Glen, and widow of Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord Glamis. In 1484 she sued John Kennedy for silver ware which he claimed to have bought from Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy. Gilbert was then said to be deceased.[1]

Offices and titles[edit]

Kennedy, created 1st Lord of Kennedy between 27 March 1457 and 20 March 1458, in addition held the office of Keeper of the Castle of Lochdoun and the office of Constable of Stirling Castle, bestowed upon him in 1466. By that time, he was already Regent of Scotland, having secured the position on the death of James II.


Gilbert Kennedy's ancestors in three generations
Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure, 1st Lord Kennedy Father:
Sir James Kennedy of Dunure, the Younger
Paternal Grandfather:
Sir Gilbert Kennedy of Dunure
Paternal Great-grandfather:
John Kennedy of Dunure
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Mary Stewart
Paternal Grandmother:
Agnes Maxwell
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Sir John Maxwell
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elizabeth Isabel Lindsay
Lady Mary Stewart
Maternal Grandfather:
Robert III of Scotland
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Robert II of Scotland
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Elizabeth Mure
Maternal Grandmother:
Anabella Drummond
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Sir John Drummond
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Mary Montifex

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Acts of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints (Edinburgh, 1839), pp. *136, *143.

External links[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
New creation Lord Kennedy
Succeeded by