The History of Leith

November 28, 2012

Agnes Randolph

Agnes Randolph, Countess of Dunbar and March (c. 1312–1369), known as Black Agnes for her dark hair and eyes, and sallow complexion, was the wife of Patrick, 9th Earl of Dunbar and March. She is buried in the vault near Mordington House.

Randolph was the daughter of Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray, nephew and companion-in-arms of Robert the Bruce, and Moray’s wife, Isabel Stewart.[citation needed] Agnes became renowned for her heroic defence of Dunbar Castle against an English attack by the William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury, which began on 13 January 1338 and ended on June 10, 1338. for more click here

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