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of the reign of Edward, the Martyr, and
was s. by his son,

Wolgeat, Earl of Warwick, who, Dug-
dale states, was deprived of his lands and



honors, " for his wicked courses and op-
pressions." His hereditary successor, was
Wigod, who married the sister of Earl
Leofrick, and was s. by his son,

Alwyne, who in the general survey, is
styled, Alwinus Vicecomes. " The reason
whereof," observes Dugdale, " I conceive
to be either, because that he did exercise
the power and authority of the Earle of
Mercia, (scil. Earl Leofrike, his uncle)
here in Warwickshire as his ancestors had
done, for which respect he and they have
been reputed earls, as I have already
showed, and have ranckt them in that
degree ; or else that he hath the custody of
the county to the king's immediate use."
Alwine left issue,

Turchill de Warwick, whose name
stands likewise in the catalogue of earls.
This nobleman, a man of great power and
note, was lord of vast landed possessions,
at the time of the conquest, as appears by
the general survey. He married two wives,
and had issue* by both : — by the first, three
sons, viz.
Siward.

Peter, a monk in the Abbey of Thorney.
Ralph.
By the second Leverunia, one son,

Osbert, for whose descendants, see
Bracebridge, of Atherstone,^. 270.
The eldest son,

Siward de Arden, witnessed in the time
of Henry I. several grants made by Geffrey
de Clinton, on endowing Kenilworth priory,
and he was himself a benefactor to the
monks of Thorney in Cambridgeshire, by
presenting them with his mill at Riton, and
other lands in the county of Warwick. By
his wife Cecilia he left two sons, Hugh and
Henry ; the elder

Hugh de Arden, inherited the estates,
and made munificent benefactions to the
church. Dying s. p. he was s. by his brother,
Henry de Arden, who in the 12th Henry
II., was certified as holding five knights' fees
of William, then Earl of Warwick. He
had issue,

i. Thomas, his heir, who was one of
those assembled at the tournament of
Blith, in Nottinghamshire, against
the royal prohibition ; for which act
of disobedience his lands were seized



* The issue of Turchill de Warwick, assumed
the surname of Arden, from a Woodland tract,
amongst these territorial possessions in the county
of Warwick.



638



ARDEN, OF LONGCROFT.



upon by the crown, but restored in
the 7th of Henry III. He wedded
Eustachia, widow of Savaricus de
Malaleone, a Poictovin, and dying
before the 17th of Henry III. was
s. by his son,

Sir Thomas de Arden, of Curd-
worth, who being taken prisoner
at Evesham, fighting under the
banner of the Barons, was forced
to dispose of his vast landed pro-
perty.
II. William.
From the second son,

William de Arden, lineally descended*
Sir John de Arden, knt. who resided at
his manor of Pedimore, in the time of Ed-
ward III. leaving, at his decease, an only
surviving daughter, Hose, the W ife of Thomas
Pakeson ; he was *. by his brother,

Sir HENRI de Arden, knt. who appears
to have been the first of the family seated
at Park Hall, in Warwickshire, " for in
his time, (writes Dugdale) scil. 47 Edw \ki>
III. did Sir John de Botetourt, Lord ofWeo-
legh Castle, not only confirm the same to
him, with the appurtenances Lying in Castle

Bromwich, bnt released all the services l>\

which lie held the same, reserving onlj a
red rose to be yearly paid to himself, and
his heirs, on the feast daj of the nativity of

St. John the Baptist, for all services and

demands whatsoever/' This Sir Henry de

Arden subsequently represented the count]
of Warwick in parliament, and in the 5th

of RlCHAM) II. we find him joined in com-
mission w ith the Karl of \\ arvv ick, and other

persons "I note to put down the rebellion

then raging in that shire. The year pre-
viously he had a release from his niece

Rose, the daughter and heir ot Sir John de
Arden, of all her interest in the manor of

Pedimore, and in the lands of Curdworth,
Sutton, 8tC. 8cc> He was s. at his decease
by his son,

Sir Ralph de Arden. who attended the
Earl of Warwick to the siege of Calais with
one lance and two archers. He d. in the
8th of Henry V. leaving a son and heir,

Robert de Arden. then eight years of
age, and in ward to Joan Beauchamp, lady
nl Hergavenny. He was afterwards one of
the chief gentlemen of Warwickshire, and
Has sheriff of that county, and of the county
of Leicester, in the Kith of Henry VI. In
the war of the Roses he arrayed himself
under the banner of York, and in one of
the reverses of his party suffered death and
attainder. He had m. Elizabeth, daughter



* For the intermediate line refer to Duoda] i '>■
Warwickshirt ; in which, however, appear some
cii screpancies.



and heiress of Richard Clodshall, and was
s. by his son,

Walter Arden, who m. Eleanor, daugh-
ter of John Hampden, esq. of Hampden,
in the county of Buckingham, and dying
17th Henry VII. left a son and successor,

John Arden, of Park Hall, one of
the esquires of the body to King Henry
VII. This gentleman in. Alice, daughter
of Richard Braeebrigg, esq. of Kingsbury,
" but concerning this marriage," says Dug-
dale, " there arose no small difference be-
Iwixt the parents on each side : Walter
Arden (the father) alleging that said Richard
and his servants had stolen away his son ;
howbeit, at length by a reference to Sir Si-
mon tfountfort, knt. of Colshill, and Sir
Richard Bingham, the judge, it was deter-
mined that the marriage should he solem-
nized betwixt them, in February, 13th Ed-
ward IV. and in consideration of two hun-
dred marks portion, a convenient jointure

settled: as also that for the tii spasse done

by the same Richard Bracebrigge, in so
taking awaj the young gentleman, he should
gire to tin- before specified Walter Arden
the best horse that could be chosen in
Kingsburj Park." John Arden rf. in the
17th III nky \ III. and was .v. b) his son,

Thomas Arm.n, esq. of Park Hall, who

wedded Maria, daughter of Thomas An-
drews, esq. of Charwelton, and had issue,
i. William, who died before his father,
(:{(ith Henri VIII.) hav ing bj his
wile, Elizabeth, daughter <>f Edward

Conway, esq. a son and heir,

Edward Arden, esq. who suc-
ceeded his grandfather at Park
Ball. This gentleman having
incurred the hostility of the Earl
of Leicester was prosecuted,
through the means of that nohle-
maii, with greal rigour and vio-
lence for high treason, and being
executed and attainted, his for-
feited estates were granted to
Edward Darcy, esq. hut his son
and heir, by his wife, Mary,
daughter of Sir Robert Throg-
inurton,

Robert Arden, esq. even-
tually recovered all these
lands except Curdworth, in
virtue of an entail made
upon his marriage w ith Eli-
zabeth, daughter of Regi-
nald Corbet, one of the jus-
tices of the Common Pleas.
By this lady he had an only
child,

Sir Henry Arden, knt.
who Wedded Dorothea,

daughter of Basil Field-
ing, esq. of Nevvnham,
and d) ine, in the life-



ARDEN, OF LONGCROFT.



639



time of his father, anno I
1616, left issue,

1. Robert, who in-
herited Park Hall
from his grand-
father, and d. un-
married in 1643.

2. Elizabeth, m. to
Sir Will. Pooley,
knt. of Boxsted, in
Suffolk.

3. Goditha, in. to
Herbert Price,esq.

4. Dorothea, in. to
Henry Bagot, esq.

5. Anne, in. to Sir
Charles Adderley,
of Lea.

I!. Simon, of whom presently.

III. Robert.

IV. Edward.
The second son,

Simon Arden, esq. married first, Chris-
tian, widow of Thomas Bond, esq. of Ward-
end, and secondly, Margaret , by the

latter he left a son and heir,

Ambrose Arden, esq. who wedded, in
1588, Mary, eldest daughter of John Wedge-
wood, esq. of Harracles, and was s. at his
decease, in 1624, by his son,

Ambrose, or Humphry Arden, esq. who
had issue,

Henry, who m. Catherine Harpur, of
Littleover, in Derbyshire, and died
in 1676.
John, of Wisbeach, who died in 1709,

aged eighty-four.
Humphrey, of whom presently.
The third son.

Humphrey Arden, esq. of Longcroft, in

the county of Stafford, wedded Miss Lassel,

of London, and dying in 1705, at the age of

seventy-four, left issue,

Henry, his heir.

Elizabeth, who died in 1689, aged

twenty-one.
Catharine, twin with Henry.
Mr. Arden was *. by his only son,

Henry Arden, esq. of Longcroft, bap-
tized 7th November, 1665. This gentleman
espoused Anne Alcock (heiress of James
Smith, of Nantwich), by whom (who d. 6th
January, 1697-8) he had a daughter, Eliza-
beth, buried 12th June, 1696, and a son and
heir,

John Arden, esq. of Longcroft, baptized
1st January, 1693, and high sheriff for Staf-
fordshire in 1730. He m. Anna-Catherina,
eldest daughter of John Newton, esq. of
King's Bromley, by Mary, his wife, one of
the daughters of Sir Thomas Vernon, and
had issue,

Henry, his heir.

Catherine, who died unmarried.

Anna-Catharina, who wedded Fetti-



place Nott, esq. of Lichfield, and had
(with a son, Fettiplace,) a daughter,
Sarah Nott, who became heiress
to her brother, Fettiplace Nott,
esq. She wedded Henry-God-
frey Faussett, esq. of Hepping-
ton, in Kent, but d. s. p. in 1816.
Mr. Arden, who in. secondly, Anne, daugh-
ter of the Rev. John Spateman, rector of
Yoxall, but had no further issue, died 8th
November, 1734, and was s. by his son,

Henry Arden, esq. of Longcroft, who
wedded Alathea, daughter of Robert Cotton,
esq. of Worcester, by whom (who d. 1st
July, 1783) he had issue,
John, his heir.

Henry, who died in the West Indies.
Robert, d. young in 1759.
Humphrey, b. 6th December, 1758,

who m. a daughter of Dr. Landor.
Samuel, b. in 1760 ; a gallant naval

officer.
Anne, m. to Benjamin Spilsbury, esq.
of Willington, in the county of
Dublin.
Alathea-Catharina.
Mr. Arden died 22nd June, 1782, aged 59,
and was s. by his eldest son,

The Rev. John Arden, of Longcroft
Hall, b. in March, 1752, who in. Margaret
Elizabeth, only child of Rear Admiral
Hamar, by whom (who now resides at Long-
croft Hall,) he had (with five other children,
who predeceased him in youth)
John, his heir.

Francis-Edward, present representa-
tive of the family.
Henry, lieutenant 61st foot, shot at

Toulouse.
Samuel, major in the East India Com-
pany's Service, who in. Jane, daugh-
ter of James Franklyn, esq. of
Bristol, and died, leaving issue,
William, residing at Foobrook House,
near Barton, under Needwood, who
in. Lettice, daughter of the Rev. John
Waston, of Prestbury, in the county
of Chester, and has issue.
George-Humphrey, deceased.
George, lieutenant R.N. who died in

the West Indies.
Thomas, in holy orders.
Eliza.

Emma-Catharine, »».to Walter William
Fell, esq. barrister-at-law, and has
issue,
Anne-Diana, m. to the Rev. Francis
Close, of Cheltenham, and has issue.
Mary-Jane, m. to George Woodroofe
Franklyn, esq. and has issue.
Mr. Arden d. 10th February, 1803, aged
51, leaving his widow a life interest in the
estates, when the representation of the
family devolved on his eldest son,

Major John Arden, of the 3rd, or King's



640



SWETTENHAM, OF SWETTENHAM.



own Dragoons, who m. Anne Maria, dau. of
John Hodson, esq. of Wellingborough, in
the county of Northampton, and had issue,
John-Hi'MPHREY-Cotton, who died in

India.
Margaret-Mary-Anne, m. to James

Challan, esq. and has issue.
Susanna-Maria, m. to John Bott, esq.
of Coton Hall, in the county of Staf-
ford, and has issue.



Major Arden dying 2nd August, 1809, a*t.
33, without male issue, the succession
passed to his next brother, the present Rev.
Francis-Edward Arden.

Arms — Erm. a fess chequy, or and az.
Crest — On a cliapeau purpure turned
up ermine, a wild hoar passant or.
Motto — Quo me cunque vocat patria.
Seat — Longcroft Hall, Staffordshire.



SWETTENHAM, OF SWETTENHAM.

SWETTENHAM, THOMAS-.JOHN-WYBAULT, esq. of Swettenham Hall, in
the county of Chester, b. 5th October, 1804, m. 27th June, 1829, Anna-Maria, dau.

of Luke Alen, esq. of Dublin, late lieutenant-colonel .'35th regiment, ('.15. Mr. Swet-
tenham inherited the estates on the demise of his father, 9th April, 1825.

Htneagc.




This very ancient family, which, accord-
ing to tradition, was seated at Swettenham
long antecedent to the Conquest, and had a
confirmation of the estate, temp. William
Itufus, to the then Saxon possessor, derives
its surname from a compound of two Saxon
words, Sweet, pleasant or agreeable, and
Ham, a dwelling-place or village ; words
that aptly describe the situation of the
manor.

Peter, Lord of Swettenham, had, (with
a younger son, Peter)

Richard Swettenham, Lord of Swettcn-
hnm, living in the reign of Henry III.
father of

Nicholas de Swettenham, Lord of
Swettenham, temp. EDWARD I. whose son,

Richard de Swettenham, Lord of Swet-
tenham, was father of

Richard de Swettenham, whose son,



Richard de Swettenham, of Swetten-
ham, had two Bona, Thomas, bia heir, and

\\ illiam, w ho seated himself at Car] ngham,
and was ancestor of the SwBI i t.nii \mn of
that place. The elder son,

Thomas deSwitti mum, of Swettenham,

living in the 12th of Edward III. was s. by

his miii,

Ranilph db Swettenham, father of
Thomas de Swettenham, Lord of Swet-
tenham in the 3rd of RlCHABD II. This
gentleman was $. &t his demise, by his son,
Thomas de Swettenham, living in the
1st of Richard II. and the 1st of Henry V.
He was s. by his son,

Thomas de Swettenham, 4 father of

Peter de Swettenham, who flourished
in the early part of the reign of Henry VI.
and was succeeded by his son,

Thomas de Swettenham (33rd Henry
VI.), whose son,

Richard de Swettenham, wedded a lady
named Helena, but of what family has not
been ascertained ; and dying in the reign
of Henry VIII. left a son and successor,

Oliver Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham (20th Henry VIII. ), father of

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, who espoused Elizabeth, daughter of
William Swetenham, esq. of Somcrford



* This gentleman appears, by page .">1<>, (0 bare
wedded Alice, sister and heiress of Roger de
Overton, and to have had, be idea bi lor, a

daughter, Margaret, in. to Thomas WObrabam, of

Woodhey.



SWETTENHAM, OF SWETTENHAM.



641



Booths, in the county of Chester, and was
*•. at his demise by his son,

Thomas Svvettenham, esq. who was living
at the visitation of 1566. He m. a lady
named Katherine, by whom he had three
sous, Thomas, his heir ; Lawrence, of Brad-
wall ; and William. Mr. Swettenham died
in 1611, and was s. by the eldest son,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, who died in 1615-6, leaving with three
daughters, Ann, Katherine and Elinor, a
son and successor,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, who m. in 1602, Mary, daughter of
John Birtles, esq. of Birtles, and Ann, his
wife. By this lady (who died in 1621) he
had four sons and three daughters, viz.
Thomas, his heir,William, Laurence, (who
left a son, Edward) and George ; Ann ; El-
lenor, m. to John Holford, esq.; and Mar-
tha. The eldest son and heir,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, b. in 1604, married, and had (with a
younger son, John, and a daughter, Mary,)
his successor,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham and Birtles. This gentleman b. in
1642, wedded, first, in 1666, Margaret,
daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley, bart. of
Alderley, and had issue,

William, his heir.

John.

Ann, wj. to Thomas Kinsey, esq. of
Blackden.
Mr. Swettenham m. secondly, in 1684,
Francis, sister of Roger Main waring, esq.
of Kermincham, but, by her, who died in
1714, had no further issue. He died in
1713, and was s. by his elder son,

William Swettenham, esq of Swetten-
ham, who espoused in 1691, Bethia, daugh-
ter of Thomas Willis, esq. of an ancient
Berkshire family, and had issue,

i. Thomas, his heir.

n. Peter.

in. Frances.

IV. Elizabeth, who m. Robert Heys,
esq. of Northwich, and had,

1. Ann Heys, heir to " Swetten-

ham."

2. Elizabeth Heys, who wedded
Millington Eaton, esq. of Ever-
ton, in the county of Lancaster,
(eldest son and heir of John
Eaton, formerly of Overwhitley
and Millington, both in the
county of Chester, and after-
wards of Liverpool, gent.) by
whom she had a son,

John Eaton, eventual in-
heritor of the Swettenham
estates.

v. Margaret-Mainwaring.

vi. Ann.



vii. Berthia, m. to Richard Moore,
vm. Mary.
i\. Jane.
Mr. Swettenham died in 1736, and was s.
by his elder son,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, who m. prior to 1717, Penelope,
daughter of Thomas Warburton, esq. and
had a daughter, Bethia, m. to James Wade-
son, esq. of Thornes, in Yorkshire, and a
son and successor,

Thomas Swettenham, esq. of Swetten-
ham, who assumed on inheriting the estates
of his cousin, Daniel Willis, esq. the ad-
ditional surname and arms of that family.
He nt. in 1751, Elizabeth, daughter of John
Upton, esq. of Putney, but dying s. p. in
1788, the Willis estates passed to Ralph
Earle, esq. father of the present Richard
Willis, esq. of Halsnead Park (see page
46) while the ancient inheritance of Swet-
tenham devolved on Mr. Swettenham-
Willis's cousin,

Ann Heys, at whose decease, unmarried,
it vested in her nephew,

John Eaton, esq. (refer to issue of Eli-
zabeth, daughter of William Swettenham,
by Berthia Willis,) who thereupon as^
sumed the surname and arms of Swetten-
ham. He m. Sarah Crosby, and by that
lady (who died 10th September, 1821) left
issue, at his demise, 7th December, 1803.
Millington Eaton, his heir.
Thomas-Swettenham Eaton, in holy
orders, rector of Swettenham, who
m. Miss Anna-Antonia Heyes, and
had issue.
Sarah, m. to Samuel Edge, esq. of
Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, and has
issue.
Mr. (Eaton) Swettenham was s. at his
decease by his son,

Millington Eaton Swettenham, esq. of
Swettenham, b. in 1774, who m. at Kilken-
ny, 12th October, 1798, Margaret, daughter
of Paul Wybault, esq. of Springfield, in
that shire, and had two sons and a daugh-
ter, viz.

George, who d. s. p.
Thomas-John-Wybault, his heir.
Sarah Eaton, m. to Michael Warren,
esq. of Sandford's Court, in the
county of Kilkenny.
Mr. Swettenham died 9th April, 1825, and
was s. by his only son, the present Thomas
John-Wybault Swettenham, esq. of Swet-
tenham.

Anns — Arg. on a bend sa. three spades
of the first.

Crest — A porcupine's head erased azure,

guttee arg. armed and collared or.

Motto — Ex sudore vultus.

Estate — Situated in Swettenham, (being

a township in itself) possessed by the family

prior to the Norman Conquest. The living



642



DUNDAS, OF DUNDA*



of Swettenham was in its gift for centuries,
and until disposed of by the present pro-
prietor.

Seat — Swettenham Hall, Cheshire.

* # * There are two heir looms in the
family which they have long highly valued,
viz. one a set of Apostle spoons, which are
supposed uncommon, thirteen in number,
with effigies of the twelve Apostles and our



Saviour, well executed upon them. The
other, the watch handed by Lord Russel to
a friend on the scaffold, when he made the
observation, " I am now done with time,
and must henceforward think of eternity."
Mr. Swettenham is not aware how this
valuable relic came into his family, but he
believes that the martyred lord's friend
was one of his ancestors.



DUNDAS, OF DUNDAS.

DUNDAS, JAMES, esq. of Dundas, in the shire of Linlithgow, b. 14th January,

1793, ?n. 20th July, 1813, The Hon. Mary-
Tufton Duncan, daughter of the celebrated Ad-
,<~P-v^ miral, Adam, first Viscount Duncan, by whom

he has issue,



George, b. 12th November, 1819.

Adam-Alexander, b. 22nd January, 1822.

Henry-Robert, b. 4th February, 1823.

Charles-Stirling, b. 9th September, 1824.

John-Dalrymple, b. 4th February, 1829.

Henry-Frederick, b. 24th March, 1832.

Henrietta-Duncan.

Caroline-Stirling.

Catherine-Mary.

Mary-Jemima.

Anna-Maria.

This gentleman, who is now the chief of the great northern family of Dundas,
inherited that honor at his birth with the lands of his family, his father having died
previously.

Umeaae.




" The Dundasses," says Lord Wood-
houselee, in the transactions of the Royal
Society, " are descended of a family to
which the historian and the genealogist
have assigned an origin of high antiquity
and splendour, but which has been still
more remarkable for producing a series of
men eminently distinguished for their public
services in the highest offices in Scotland.
If the pride of ancestry is ever allowable,
it is where those ancestors have adorned
the stations which they filled by that genuine
merit, which independently of rank, must
have entitled them to the respect and esteem
of their fellow citizens."

The Dundasses are generally believed to
have sprung from the Dunbars, Earls of
March, who derived themselves from the
Saxon Princes of England.

Cospatric, first Earl of March, died in
1139, leaving two sons, viz. Cospatric, the
second earl, and



Uthred, living in the time of David I.
who obtained from Waldeve, his father's
elder brother, the lands and barony of Dun-
dass, in West Lothian. His son,

Helias, had a confirmation of the lands
of Dundas, in the reign of King David, and
assumed therefrom, in conformity of the
then prevailing custom, his name and desig-
nation, while to denote his alliance witli the
old Earls of March, he adopted for his ar-
morial bearings the ensigns of those lords,
differing, as a mark of cadency, in the
colours only. He was s. in the beginning
of the reign of William, the Lion, by his
son,

Serle de Dundas, who is frequently
mentioned in the affairs of Scotland, temp.
King William. He died early in the next
reign, and was s. by his son,

Helias de Dundas, father of

Radulphus de Dundas, whose name ap-
pears prefixed as witness to a charter,



DUNDAS, OF DUNDAS.



CM 3



whereby Alexander II. confirmed a dona-
tion of Richard Baird, to the monastery of
Kelso. He was succeeded by his son,

Saer de Dundas, who swore allegiance
to Edward of England, in 1296. He died
before the year 1300, leaving a son and
heir,

Sir Hugh de Dundas, one of the gallant
adherents of the great but ill-fated Wil-
liam Wallace, to whose cause, and that of
Scotland, he never forfeited his fidelity,
but fought with unshaken fortitude to the
last. His sou and successor.

Sir George de Dundas, equally firm to
Robert Bruce, fell at the battle of Duplin,
in 1332, and was s. by his son,

James de Dundas. This laird having a
violent contest with the Abbot of Dunfirm-
line, regarding the right to certain islands
in the Forth, incurred the highest censure
of the church, and was excommunicated.
He lived however to adjust the dispute, and
to have the anathema removed. He died
before 1364, and was s. by his son,

John de Dundas, who obtained from
David II. a charter, dated 18th February,
1364, of the lands and barony of Fingask.
He left at his decease, a daughter Agnes, m.
to Sir Adam Forrester, of Corstorphin, and
a son,

James Dundas, of Dundas, who occurs
in numerous charters from 1378 to 1439.
He m. first, a lady whose name and family
are not recorded. By her he had three
sons, viz.

i. James,

ii. Archibald,) ofDundas .

in. Duncan, Lord Lyon. This Dun-
can Duncas, a man of much note in
his day, was frequently employed in
embassies to England, and ever dis-
charged his duty with integrity and
honour. He acquired from his family
the barony of Newliston, and founded
the branch of Dundas of that place.
The laird of Dundas married secondly,
Christian Stewart, daughter of John, Lord
Imiermeath and Lorn, and had further
issue,

i v. Alexander, progenitor of the Dun-

dases of Fingask.
v. Thomas, who appears to have died

s. p.
vi. Elizabeth, m. to Philip Moubray,

of Barnbougle.
vn. Christian, m. to Sir John Sandi-
lands, of Calder.
He d. in 1430-1, and was s. by his eldest
son,

James Dundas, of Dundas, whom. Eliza-
beth, daughter of Sir Alexander Leviugston,
of Callender, governor of Scotland, in the
minority of James II. and subsequently
1.



both knights, and suc-
cessive proprietors



espousing the interests of his father-in-law,
he was committed prisoner to the Castle of
Dumbarton, with his brother Duncan, when
his lands were confiscated. He died issue-
less before the year 1452, as appears by a
remission from King James, " quondam
Jacobo Dundas de eodem, 8cc." and was s.
by his brother,

Sir Archibald Dundas, ofDundas. This
laird obtained charters from King James

III. of the lands and barony of Bothkener,
and of the lands and barony of Blairmucks.
He was high in favour at Court, and had
several confidential embassies entrusted to
him. Some short period before the king's
decease, Dundas received a letter from his



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