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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.9

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.9
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and arrived at Melrofe, which is am - abbey of ^ Mmt monks, fitaated on the borders of the two kingdoms. They there halted, and gave directions to the friarsfor the burial of the earl of Douglas, whofe obfequies were very reverently performed on the fecond day after their arrival. * His body was placed in a tomb of ftone, with the banner of Douglas ftifpended over it. Of this earl of Douglas, God fave his foul ! there was no iflue, nor do I know who fucceeded to the eftate of f Douglass for when I, the author of this hifiory, wa* in Scotland, at his caftie of Dalkeith* during the lifetime of earl William, there were only two children, a boy and a girl. There were enow of the name of Douglas ; for I knew five handfome brothers, fquires, of this name, at the court of king David of Scotland, who were the children of a knight called fir James- Douglas*. The earl's arms, of three oreilles gulèfr on a field or, defcended to them ; but Lam ignorant to whom fell the landf. • You muft know^ that • " ' ' the * Earl James Douglas married the lady Ifabella Stuart, daughter of'king Robert IL and, dying without lawful iffhe, was foeceeded by his brother, Archibald lord Galloway, called Archibald the Grim. Thislaft was theiflueofearrWiliam's fecond ^marriage with Margaret, daughter of Patrick earl of Starch.—Gtœurford's Becrngt of'Scotland. " t Thefe arms, according to Crawfurd,~ mui be wrong ; for, In his Peerage, the arms are defcribed as, * Four coats quarT terly; 1. azure, a lion rampant, crowned with an imperial crown, or; 2. or, a lion rampant gules, furmounted of a rib-bon 283


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