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||Falahill, Eddleston, Peebles Shire, Scotland
||Eddleston, Peeblesshire, , Scotland
||to James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas
||from James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas
||Perth, Perthshire, , Scotlandto John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl
||bet 21 Jan 1473 and 1475
||Falahill, Eddelston, Peebleshire, Scotland
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Margaret Douglas, Countess of Douglas known as the Fair Maid of Galloway (died c. 1474) was a Scottish noblewoman, a member of the Black Douglas family towards the end of the family's position as a major force in Scotland.
She was the daughter of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas and Eupheme Graham, daughter of Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn and Euphemia Stewart, Countess of Strathearn.
She acquired Galloway when her two brothers (one of who was William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas) were murdered at the Black Dinner in Edinburgh Castle.
She married her cousin William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas. When he was assassinated she obtained permission to marry his brother, James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas, but it is not entirely clear that the marriage ever happened, if it did it must have ended in divorce since they both married again. She then married John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl.
She had no children by the Earls of Douglas, but two daughters by the Earl of Atholl. These were Janet, wife of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth, wife of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray. They both had issue by their respective husbands.
- ↑ MARGARET Douglas "the Fair Maid of Galloway" (-[21 Jan 1473/early 1475]), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- Margaret Douglas, Fair Maid of Galloway, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).