Montrose, James Graham, Marquis of (16121650)

Montrose, James Graham, Marquis of, born at Old Montrose, and educated at St. Andrews; travelled in Italy, France, and the Netherlands; returning in 1637 he joined the Covenanters, and we find him at Aberdeen, Stonehaven, and across the English border supporting the Covenant by force of arms; suspected of treachery to the cause he was imprisoned for a year, 1641-42, in Edinburgh Castle, whereupon he joined the side of the king; in 1644-45 he did splendid service for Charles in Scotland, defeating the Covenanters near Aberdeen, at Inverlochy and Kilsyth; but routed by Leslie at Philiphaugh he lost the royal confidence, and next year withdrew to Norway; an unsuccessful invasion in the Stuart cause in 1650 ended in his defeat at Invercarron, capture, and execution; “The Great Marquis,” as he is called, was a soldier of genius, and a man of taste, learning, clemency, and courage (16121650).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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