John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy

John Kennedy, PC, 2nd Lord Kennedy (22 October 1451 29 December 1508) was a Scottish lord, the son of Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy and Catherine Maxwell. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Kennedy in 1479 after the death of his father. He was a Commissioner to treat with the English in 1484. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in Scotland to King James III of Scotland.[1]


John Kennedy married three times:[2]

His first wife was Elizabeth Montgomerie, daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie, before 25 March 1460, and by her he had three daughters and a son David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassillis (b. bef. 1478-1513) who married Agnes Borthwick.[3]

His second wife was Lady Elizabeth Gordon, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth Crichton, whom he married between 24 August 1467 and 12 August 1471. By her he had three sons and four daughters, including Janet Kennedy (b. bef. 1483-1543) and Margaret Kennedy, wife of Andrew Stewart.

His third wife whom he married after 1500 was called Elizabeth Kennedy.


  1. The Peerage'
  2. Cokayne, G.E.; Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.. 13 volumes in 14. 1910-1959. Reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000
  3. John Burke: A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Gilbert Kennedy
Lord Kennedy
c. 14801508
Succeeded by
David Kennedy


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