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Patrick (Sir) Maxwell, 5th of Newark

Male Abt 1520 - Aft 1593  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Patrick (Sir) Maxwell 
    Suffix 5th of Newark 
    Born Abt 1520 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1593 
    Person ID I048260  Ancestorium

    Father George Maxwell, 4th of Newark,   b. Abt 1490,   d. Nov 1585  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Mother Marion Cuninghame, of Craigends,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Family ID F24298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Crawfurd,   d. UNKNOWN 
     1. George Maxwell, of Teiling,   d. UNKNOWN
     2. Margaret Maxwell, of Newark,   d. UNKNOWN
     3. Jean Maxwell,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID F29419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Sir Patrick Maxwell, 5th of Newark[1, 2, 3]
      Male Abt 1520 - Abt 1593 (~ 73 years)
      Name Patrick Maxwell [4]
      Prefix Sir
      Suffix 5th of Newark
      Born Abt 1520
      Gender Male
      Died Abt 1593
      Person ID I88 Clan current
      Last Modified 3 May 2019

      Father George Maxwell, 4th of Newark, b. Abt 1490, d. Yes, date unknown
      Mother Marion Cuninghame [Cunningham], b. Abt 1480, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown
      Family ID F1377 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Family 1 Margaret Mure, d. Yes, date unknown
      + 1. Agnes Maxwell, b. Abt 1545, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown

      Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 14:03:00
      Family ID F1678 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Family 2 Margaret Craufurd [Crawford], of Kerse [family], d. Yes, date unknown
      + 1. George Maxwell, younger of Newark, & of Tealing, d. Dvp - Predeceased His Father
      + 2. Margaret Maxwell, d. Yes, date unknown
      + 3. Jean Maxwell, d. Yes, date unknown

      Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 14:03:00
      Family ID F1679 Group Sheet | Family Chart

      Newark Castle Newark Castle
      The castle has been drawn from the river side looking downstream. In the foreground is the last remaining corner tower of the old barmkin wall. The tall square edifice is the George Maxwell's original tower of of the 15th century. To the right is the mansion block of Sir Patrick Maxwell built in the 1590s. In the distance on the right are the ships and warehouses of New-port Glasgow.

      Notes ?1 - The Maxwell's were a large and powerful Border family, emanating originally from Nithdale in Dumfriesshire. During the 14th and 15th centuries they expanded northwards and occupied castles in the Glasgow area at Cadder, Calderwood, Haggs, Mearns, Pollock and Stanley.
      In 1402 the marriages of two heiresses – daughters of Sir Robert Denniston of Finlaystone – brought two important families into the lands south of the Clyde.
      Elizabeth, the younger daughter, married Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood and, when she inherited the barony of Newark (now Port Glasgow) He changed his name to Maxwell of Newark.
      Patrick Maxwell, great grandson of the first Maxwell of Newark, in 1516 obtained, from the Earl of Lennox, the Grant of the lands of Dargavel and became the first Maxwell of Dargavel.
      Patrick Maxwell, son and heir of George Maxwell of Newark, and grandson of John Maxwell of Calderwood, was the first of the name who held the lands of Dargavel. These he obtained by charter from John, Earl of Lennox, previous to July, 1516, as appears from a discharge from him for "120 merks, due to him by the said Earl, in consideration of the latter having infeft him heritably in the lands of Dargavell."
      Patrick Maxwell was married in 1499 to his second wife, Mariote Crawfurd, and their eldest son, John, succeeded to Dargavel. James Maxwell, the son of the latter, was the next laird; and he was followed by his son Patrick,
      George Lokart (son of John Lokart, elder, of Bar and Jonet Mure, eldest daughter of John Mure of Rowallan and Margaret Boyd); named in the will of John Lokart, elder, of Bar, dated 8 July 1528, to receive "72 merks money owing in the hands of Patrick Maxwell of Newark,"
      Tealing in Angus, some ten miles north of Dundee, was acquired through the marriage of Eustace Maxwell, uncle of the first Lord Maxwell in 1425 to Mary, youngest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Hugh Giffard of Yester. The Tealing Maxwell were very prolific in the area and held the barony for ten generations. Helen Maxwell heiress of Sir Hew Maxwell of Tealing married George Maxwell of Newark in 1610 and the two baronies were joined in the ownership of their son Sir Patrick Maxwell of Newark and Tealing. Sir Patrick was reputed to have been created a Baronet for lending large sums of money to King Charles at the defense of Oxford during the Civil War although there are no surviving records of the creation. Sir Patrick's grandson George Maxwell sold Tealing to the Scrymgeour family of Dundee in 1704. The line of Newark and Tealing failed late in the eighteenth century. Some armorial gravestones of the Maxwell family are present in the Tealing churchyard and a dovecot built in the sixteenth century by Sir David Maxwell still stands. The current Tealing House is built around the core of the earlier Maxwell house. The Maxwell families of Lackiebank and Strathmartine are scions of the Maxwells of Tealing.

      2 - The Maxwells of Newark were much involved in local feuds especially the one between the Montgomerys and the Cunninghams. Siding with the latter, Sir Patrick Maxwell with several Cunninghams, ambushed and murdered Hugh Montgomery of Skelmorlie in 1586. This notorious ruffian was not above outrages within his own family and was accused of murdering his own cousin and namesake, Patrick Maxwell of Stainley. He was present at the Battle of Dryfe Sands in 1593 and the raid on Lockerbie two years later when he was "mortally wounded". However, not mortally enough to kill him as he lived on for another thirty years. It was he who built the splendid Renaissance three-story central range between the tower and gatehouse in 1597, a date announced by the carved lintels over the dormer windows.

      3 - Newark Castle
      Built by George Maxwell in the 15th century this elegant and still virtually intact castle was enlarged by his descendent Patrick Maxwell in the 16th century. Patrick was infamous for murdering two of his neighbours and beating his wife of 44 years who bore him 16 children.

      1.[S473] History of Clan Macfarlane Vol I pub.1922, James Macfarlane, (published 1922 by David J. Clarke of Glasgow).
      2.[S491], Elizabeth M Main, MA, JP.
      4.[S2] Barons of Arrochar, Chevalier Terrance Gach MacFarlane, Chapt 1.