Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, 2nd Lord Kennedy

12 October 1436–24 July 1508 (Age 71)
Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life of John

When Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, 2nd Lord Kennedy was born on 12 October 1436, in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Gilbert Kennedy 1st Lord Kenndy, was 31 and his mother, Lady Catherine Maxwell, was 28. He married Elizabeth Errol in 1446, in Bonnyton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 24 July 1508, in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, at the age of 71, and was buried in Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, 2nd Lord Kennedy
Lady Elizabeth Gordon
Marriage: 12 July 1471
Margaret Jane Kennedy 'Lady Stewart' 'Countess Castledown'
Elizabeth Kennedy
John Kennedy
Andrew Kennedy
William Kennedy
Janet Kennedy Lady Bothwell
Margaret Tudor
Robert Kennedy
Alexander Kennedy 1st of Girvan Mains
Helen Kennedy
Janet Kennedy Lady Bothwell

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12 July 1471
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom


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Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceannéidigh ‘descendant of Ceannéidigh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Cassillis House is a largely 19th century mansion, built around an earlier castle, that was traditionally the seat of the Kennedy clan. The lands of Castlys, or Cassillis, were first owned by the Mont …

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  • John Kennedy, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wikipedia
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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