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John Wemyss (of that Ilk) (b. 1513, d. January 1571/72)John Wemyss (of that Ilk) (son of David Wemyss (of that Ilk) and Katherine Sinclair)1 was born 1513 in Fife, Scotland, and died January 1571/72 in Elcho1.He married (1) Janet Trail.He married (2) Margaret Otterburn on October 20, 1534, daughter of Adam Otterburn, Sir.
Notes for John Wemyss (of that Ilk):
Laird of Wemyss.In 1551 received licenses to hold courts of justice on his lands in time of harvest.Fought in Battle of Pinkie, was captured, but later released.Active in other engagements against the English.Repelled the English fleet during its attempt to land near Wemyss Castle. Hosted Queen Mary of Scots at Wemyss Castle c1564 where she met Lord Darnley, who later became her husband. Sir John Wemyss married twice and had twelve children.Married firstly, on October 20, 1534, Margaret Otterburn (daughter of Sir Adam Otterburn of Redhall; her father was provost of Edinburgh and a statesman under King James V).He divorced her in 1556.
More About John Wemyss (of that Ilk) and Margaret Otterburn:
Marriage: October 20, 1534
Children of John Wemyss (of that Ilk) and Margaret Otterburn are:
- +David Wemyss, Sir, b. 1535, Fife, Scotland, d. February 22, 1596/971.