JOHN, 2nd LORD, KENNEDY b 1436 and Elizabeth Montgomerie b 1440

John 2nd Lord Kennedy, born 1436 in Cassillis House, Maypole, Aryshire, Scotland; died 23 May 1509 in Cassillis House, Maypole, Aryshire, Scotland, son of Gilbert 1st Lord of Cassillis Kennedy and  Katherine Agnes Maxwell.  He married  Elizabeth Montgomerie, born 1440; died 24 Aug 1467.

Children of John 2nd Lord Kennedy and Elizabeth Montgomerie were as follows:

  1. Katherine Kennedy, born 1465 in Culzean Castle, Maybole, Ayreshire, Scotland; died 1533.  She married Thomas 3rd of Bargany Kennedy, born 1461 in Bargany, Ayrshire, Scotland.


Cassillis House

Cassillis House is a largely 19th century mansion, built around an earlier castle, that was traditionally the seat of the Kennedy clan.
The lands of Castlys, or Cassillis, were first owned by the Montgomery family and it may be they who built the first castle at Cassillis as a Neil de Montgomerie is said to have been born there around 1276. It is thought that there may have been a castle at Cassillis as early as the 12th century.
Around 1360 the then owner of the lands, Sir John Montgomery de Castlys, died, and Cassillis seems to have passed jointly to his daughter, Marjory de Montgomery, and his cousin, also Marjory de Montgomery. In 1373, upon the marriage of the younger Marjory to Sir John Kennedy of Dunure, Cassillis passed into the Kennedy family. The ancestors of the Kennedys had lived in the area since at least the mid-12th century, the first of the family to be mentioned in a charter being a Duncan de Carrick.