January 8 AD 1079  Adele Alice Princess of France died on 8 January. Ancestor, many Great Grandmother of Eric Trump. 

    In 1503, King of Scots James the Fourth gave his bride Princess Margaret Tudor a Book of Hours be read for every hour every day of the year..   The Scots Book of Days is in this tradition.  For more on this date see 


Adele Alice Princess of France 1009-8 jan 1079  & Baudouin Baldwin 5th count of  Flanders 19 viii1012 d. 1ix1067 had

Guillaume I “Le Conquérant” Duc De NORMANDIE, Roi de AngleTerre, King of English [William the Conqueror] 1028 – 9 Sept 1087 AD & Matilda Countess of Flanders Queen of England 1031- 2 Nov 1083 AD  buried l’Abbaye aux Dames Caen, Normandy had

King William 1st the Conqueror with open helmet on horse, portion of Bayeux Tapestry 1087 A.D.

Henry 1st  King England ‘Beauclerc’   1068- 1 Dec 1135 & Matilda ‘Atheling’  Princess of  Scotland Queen England 11 Nov 1100 – 1v1118 AD had

Elizabeth Princess of England & Fergus Lord of Galloway d 12 vi1161 had

Alan Fitz Walter 2nd High Steward of Scotland  b. 1140 d. 1204 & Margaret De Galloway had

Margaret Stewart & Neil Earl  of Carrick, 12 September 1255 AD Clan Chief Passed on.  Margaret widowed 3rd Countess of Carrick  1253 –  9xi1292 & Robert Le Bruse, 1st  Lord Brus 6th  Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick jure uxoris (in right of his wife). Legend Marjorie captured Robert and held Robert hostage until Robert married the Widow Carrick at the Turnberry Castle, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland. 

Robert ‘the Bruce’ King of Scots, 1st  Earl of Carrick,  Lord Annandale, 2nd Lord Brus, born 11 July 1274, Turnberry Castle Ayrshire, Coronation 25 Mar 1306, died 7 jun 1329 Buried Dunfermline Abbey (Body) – Melrose Abbey (Heart)

 & 2 Baby Mommas – Isabell & Elizabeth

 On 20 September 1286, several Scottish barons met at Turnberry Castle to support Bruce as King, as heir to his grandfather’s claim. Robert was only 12 years.  In 1307 Robert moved to  recover the Turnberry castle from the occupying English. 

The Bruce & married 1302 at Writtle, Chelmsford,  Essex, England(2) Lady Elizabeth De Burgh of Ulster, Queen of  Scotland coronation 27 March 1306 at Scone, died 27 October 1327 Cullen, Banffshire,

Maud Matilda Bruce Princess of Scots  d. 1353 buried Dunfermline Abbey & Thomas Isaac

Jonet  or Johanna Isaac  (Niece of David 2nd King of  Scots) & married 1362 AD  John Gallda MacDougall or Eoin MacDughghaill, de Ergadia, Macalan  Lord Lorn d. 1377 AD

Isabel MacDougall Ergadia Gallda of  Lorn d. 1439  &  John Stewart  of Innermeath, Lord Lorne d. 2 iv 1421, Scotland’s Ambassador to England.

Robert Stewart 1st   Lord Lorne 1382-1449 had

John Stewart 2nd  Lord Lorne, d. 1463, Member   Parliament had

Isabelle Stewart Countess of Argyll & Colin Campbell 1st  Earl of Argyll ‘Bold Earl Colin’ ‘Colin Mulle’ b. 1433  d. 1iv1493  created Lord of Lorne 17iv1470.

Helen Campbell Countess of Eglinton & Hugh Montgomery 1st  Earl Eglinton [conferred 1507], 3rd  Baron Montgomery, Justice General. {The eldest son, Hugh, third Lord Montgomery, and 1st  earl of Eglinton, born  1460, being under age at his father’s death, was placed under the tutorship of his father’s uncle, Hugh Montgomery, as already stated. He attached himself to the party of James the Fourth, and on the accession of that monarch to the throne in 1488, he was made by him one of his privy council. On the 14th  October the same year, for the good services done to his majesty by him, particularly in the field of Sauchieburn near Stirling on the 11th of June, he obtained a remission for throwing down the house of Turnelaw, and carrying off goods from thence, and for all other offences committed by him previous to the 29th August preceding the said 14th of October. In 1489 he obtained a grant of the constabulary of the royal castle of Rothesay, and on 4th  July 1498, he had a charter of the offices of bailie of Cunningham and chamberlain of the town of Irvine, which offices had formerly belonged to his grandfather, Alexander Montgomery. The grant of the office of bailiary of Cunningham produced a feud between the Eglinton and Glencairn families which occasionally led to deeds of violence, and caused tedious and fruitless appeals to umpires till after the union of the crowns [1603]. In 1507 Lord Montgomery was created earl of Eglinton. After the fatal field of Flodden, 9th September 1513, he was one of the peers who met in parliament at Perth early in the following month, when the coronation of the infant king, James the Fifth, was fixed for the 21st  of the same month, and he was nominated one of the queen mother’s counsellors. On 28th  October 1515, he was made keeper of the Isle of Little Cumray, for the preservation of the game there, till the king should be fifteen years of age, and on 21st February 1526-7, he was appointed justice-general of the northern parts of Scotland, till James should attain the age of twenty-five years. After the young king’s escape from the yoke of the Douglases in May 1528, the earl and his second son, Lord Montgomery, were among the nobles who attended the first free council held by his majesty at Stirling. In November of the same year the earl’s house of Eglinton was burnt by William Cunningham, master of Glendairn and his accomplices, and in consequence of the charters, writs, and evidents of his lands being destroyed therein, the king granted him a new charter of them under the great seal, dated 23rd  January 1528-9. On the king’s matrimonial excursion to France in 1536, the earl of Eglinton was appointed a member of the regency empowered to administer the government in his absence, the other members being Bethune, archbishop of St. Andrews, Dunsar, archbishop of Glasgow, the earls of Huntly and Montrose, and Lord Maxwell. On December 24, 1540, a remission was granted to Hugh, earl of Eglinton, his two sons, and thirty others, for abiding from the army at Solway. He had lived in the time of five sovereigns of Scotland, having been born in the last year of King James the Second, and died in the third of Queen Mary .} He died in June 1545, 85th   year of his age.

Eric Trump on right, family Christmas Card 2018

William 2nd Lord Sempill d. 1552 & Lady Margaret Montgomery

Robert Sempill ‘The Great Lord’ 3rd Baron Sempill & Elizabeth Carlisle. SEMPHILL or SEMPLE, ROBERT, third Lord Sempill (d. 1572), commonly called the great Lord Sempill, was the elder son of William, second lord Sempill, by his first wife, Lady Margaret Montgomery, eldest daughter of Hugh, first earl of Eglinton. The family from the thirteenth century were heritable bailiffs of the regality of Paisley, and sheriffs of Renfrewshire, under the lord high steward of Scotland. They frequently distinguished themselves in the English wars, and were employed in important duties of state. Sir Thomas Sempill, father of John, first lord Sempill, was killed at the battle of Sauchieburn on 11 June 1488, fighting in support of James III, and the first lord (created by James IV about 1489), fell at Flodden on 9 Sept. 1513.

The 3rd  lord, while master of Sempill, obtained, on 20 Oct. 1533, a charter of the office of governor and constable of the king’s castle of Douglas. He succeeded his father in 1548. Being a steadfast supporter of the queen regent against the lords of the congregation, he is described by Knox as ‘a man sold under sin, an enemy to God and to all godliness’ (Works, i. p. 339). On account of an attack he had made on Arran, the lords of the west resolved to take his house of Castle Semple, and laid siege to it in December 1559 (Cal. State Papers, For. 1559–60, No. 395). Leaving his son at Castle Semple, he took refuge in the stronghold of Dunbar, then under the command of a French captain, M. Sarlabois. The latter was in August 1560 asked to give him up (ib. 1560–1, No. 428), but declined to do so until he received the command of the king and queen (ib. No. 538). Randolph shortly afterwards reported that Sempill had conveyed himself secretly out (ib. No. 550), then that he had retired to his own castle with twenty arquebusiers lent him by Sarlabois (ib. No. 571), and, finally, that he had gone to France (ib. No. 661); but when his castle was taken in November (ib. No. 717), he was still at Dunbar. He was ‘relaxed from the horn’ in March 1561 (ib. 1561–2, No. 15). 

Sempill was one of the ‘nobles and barons of the west country’ who on 5 Sept. signed a band in support of Mary and Darnley, in opposition to the Earl of Moray and other rebels (Reg. P. C. Scotl. i. 363), and in the army raised against them held a command in the vanguard of the battle (ib. p. 379); but though a catholic, he, after the murder of Darnley, joined the association for the ‘defences of the young prince’ in opposition to Bothwell and the queen. At Carberry Hill on 14 June 1567 he commanded in the vanguard of the army which opposed the queen; and he was also one of those who signed the documents authorising William Douglas of Lochleven to take the queen under his charge in his fortalice of Lochleven. In Morton’s declaration regarding the discovery and custody of the ‘casket letters,’ he is mentioned as having been present at the opening of the casket. After the queen’s escape from Lochleven he assembled his dependents against her at Langside on 13 May 1568; and on the 19th he was, with the Earl of Glencairn, appointed lieutenant of the western parts, with special instructions to watch the castle of Dumbarton, and prevent the entrance into it of provisions or reinforcements or fugitives (ib. i. 614–15). For his special services he obtained a gift of the abbey of Paisley. Notwithstanding the utmost efforts of Glencairn and Sempill, the castle of Dumbarton continued to hold out, until, on 1 April 1571, its rock was scaled by Thomas Crawford [q. v.] of Jordanhill. Previous to this Sempill, while returning one evening in May 1570 from the army which had demolished the castle of the Hamiltons, was seized by some of the Hamiltons’ dependents, and carried a prisoner to Draffen, whence he was shortly afterwards removed to Argyle (Cal. State Papers, For. 1569–71, No. 962; Calderwood, History, ii. 565). Calderwood states that he remained in Argyle for twelve months, but he was probably set at liberty in February 1570; for when the house of Paisley surrendered to the regent at that time, the lives of those within it were granted on this condition (Cal. State Papers, For. 1569–71, No. 1570).

On 12 June 1572 he had a charter of the lands of Glassford, and he appears to have died in the autumn of the same year. By his first wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar, he had, with four daughters, two sons—Robert, who predeceased him, leaving a son Robert, fourth lord Sempill, and Andrew, ancestor of the Sempills of Burchell. By his second wife, Elizabeth Carlyle, of the house of Thorthorwald, he had a son John, ancestor of the Sempills of Beltrees [see under Sempill, Sir James]. The fourth lord Sempill was in 1607 excommunicated by the kirk as ‘a confirmed and obstinate papist,’ and appears to have died in 1611.

Neither the third lord Sempill nor his son Robert, master of Sempill, nor the fourth lord Sempill could have been (as Sibbald, Motherwell, and others maintain) the Robert Sempill who was author of the ‘Sempill Ballads’ [see Sempill, Robert, (1530?–1595)]; the fourth lord was born too late, while in the case of the first two the early date of their death precludes the supposition.

[Cal. State Papers, For. Ser. reign of Elizabeth, and also Scot. Ser. Reg. P. C. Scotl. vols. i.–ii.; Histories of Knox and Calderwood; Douglas’s Scottish Peerage (Wood), ii. 493–4; Collections for the County of Renfrew, vol. ii. 1890.]

Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 51 Sempill, Robert (d.1572) January 8 AD 1079  Adele Alice Princess of France died on 8 January. Ancestor of Eric Trump. 

Eric Trump’s father looks to left at June 2019 rally.

Dorothea or Mary Sempill  & Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie 6th    

Margaret Elizabeth Montgomery & William Cochrane of that Ilk. [William Cochrane of that ilk, who fucceded  [John Cochrane of that Ilk], and got charters under the great feal from Mary [ Montgomerie nee Sempill] , of the lands and barony of Cochrane, and feveral others, inter 1558 et 1560. He was a man of great fagacity, economy, and prudence, and greatly adorned and beautified the ancient feat of the family of Cochrane with large plantations and buildings. He married Margaret, daughter of the ‘fir Robert Montgomery of Skelmorly, in the fhire of Ayr,’ by Mary his wife, daughter of the lord Robert Semple, by whom he had three daughters.]

Elizabeth Cochrane   &   Alexander Blair {after 1603] Cochrane

William Cochrane, 1st  Earl of Dundonald, 1st Lord Cochrane of Paisley and Ochiltrie, Member Parliament,  Sheriff  Depute Renfrewshire, Privy Councilor and Commissioner of Treasury and Exchequer.

Turnberry Birthplace of the Bruce, golf course

Their son William Cochrane Senior, the First Earl of Dundonald, QV DNB born 1605 and died 1685 married Eupheme Scot. Next in descent was Sir William Lord Cochrane married Katherine Kennedy. Next Lady Margaret Cochrane and Alexander Seton Montgomerie Ninth Earl of Eglinton. Next Lady Margaret Montgomerie married to Sir Alexander MacDonald 7th Baronet, who had Isabella Macdonald, and who married Martin. A daughter Margaret Martin, married Alexander McQueen, and their son Angus MacSween married Margaret Campbell. Their daughter Henrietta MacSween or McSwane married Duncan Smith. Their Son Donald Smith was a woolen weaver and cottar  farmer. Donald died on October 26, 1868, off the coast Broadbay, Scotland, when a squall of wind overturned his boat.  Donald  married Mary Macaulay in Garrabost on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and had Mary Smith who married Malcolm  MacLeod of Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.  Malcolm  was a fisherman and crofter and also served as the compulsory officer in charge of enforcing attendance at the local school in Tong, Scotland. Malcolm and Mary Smith had a daughter Mary Anne MacLeod, who was married in 1936 to Frederick Christ Trump. [11 more Generations], parents of Donald John Trump Senior. President Trump is the father of Eric Trump. Source FamilySearch.org.

Golf Cap Trump Las Vegas 2017

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