Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell


Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell (born c. 1492, died 9 September 1513) was a Scottish nobleman, who succeeded his father Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell in 1508. Prior to that, he was known by one of his territorial designations, Adam Hepburn of Crags, under which he drew up his Testament.

Adam Hepburn
Bornc. 1492
Died9 September 1513
Title2nd Earl of Bothwell

Hepburn married in 1511 (the first of her four husbands) Agnes (died February 1557), the illegitimate daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan by Margaret Murray. This Agnes Stewart was provided with Letters of Legitimacy, confirmed by Queen Mary of Guise, on 31 October 1552, under the Great Seal of Scotland.[1] Hepburn and Agnes had one child: Patrick. Hepburn was killed at the Battle of Flodden, where he commanded the Scottish reserve.


Arms of Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell:Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Or, a bend azure (Vaux); 2nd and 3rd, Gules, on a chevron argent, a rose between two lions countercombatant of the first (Hepburn).
  • Burke, Messrs., John and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, vol. 1 (London, 1848), pedigree CXXXIX.
  • Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2005, p. 779.
  1. ^ James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, vol. 2 (Edinburgh, 1905), p. 156
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord High Admiral of Scotland
Succeeded by
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Earl of Bothwell
Succeeded by