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Earl Cassillis Gilbert Kennedy
14 generations from the origin. Great x 12 grandfather.
Birth: c. 1490, Scotland;
Death: c. Aug 30, 1527; Pow Burn, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland;
Age: 37

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  • 2nd Earl of Cassillis - Dates: 1513-1527
  • 4th Lord Kennedy - Dates: 1513-1527
  • Privy Council (King James V, Scotland)


Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassillis was the son of Sir David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassillis and Agnes Borthwick. He married Lady Isabel Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stuart. He was murdered between 24 August 1527 and 30 August 1527 at Pow Burn, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, by an unknown person, killed by Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon.

Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassillis succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Kennedy on 9 September 1513. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Cassillis on 9 September 1513. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] to King James V. In 1525 he was tried for the murder of Martin Kennedy of Lochland in 1525, but was acquitted through the influence of his brother-in-law, the Earl of Argyll. In December 1526 he was a prisoner in the hands of the Douglas faction, after having joined the unsuccessful attempt of the Earl of Arran to rescue the young King James V.

Children of Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassillis and Lady Isabel Campbell:
Janet Kennedy d. 1566
Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassillis+ b. 1515, d. 28 Nov 1558


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Earl Cassillis David Kennedy
bef 1478 - Sep 9, 1513
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Countess Cassillis Isabel Campbell
c. 1495 - aft 1520
Earl Cassillis Gilbert Kennedy
Great x 11 grandfather
1515 - Nov 28, 1558
Helen Kennedy
Great x 12 grandmother
c. 1518 -
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