Sir John Maxwell, 4th of Pollok

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John Maxwell

Birthplace: Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland
Death: 1405 (63-73)
Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Maxwell, 3rd of Pollok and Elizabeth Lindsay
Husband of Elizabeth St. Michael and Lady Isabella Lindsay
Father of Agnes Maxwell of Pollok; Egidia Maxwell of Pollok; Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood; Sir John Maxwell, 5th of Pollok; William Maxwell of Aikenhead and 2 others

Occupation: Lord of Pollok
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Sir John Maxwell, 4th of Pollok


In 1371-1372 Robert of Maxwell lord of Mernes granted to his kinsman Sir John of Maxwell knight, lord of Nether Pollok, and the lady Isabel his wife, the whole lands of Dryppis in the barony of Kilbrydeshire in the sheriffdom of Lanark, reserving to himself and his heirs the moothill (mons) nearest to the town of Dryppis, on the top of which a stone was erected, for holding his courts there so often as he should happen to hold pleas on the people of the said lands for wrong done to himself or his heirs only. Origines Parochiales Scotiae I: p. 508

Biographical Summary by Darryl Lundy's Peerage

Sir John Maxwell of Pollok was the son of Sir John Maxwell of Pollok.2 He married, firstly, Elizabeth de Lindsay, daughter of Sir James de Lindsay of Crawford and Egidia Stewart.2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth de Saint Michel.3

Children of Sir John Maxwell of Pollok and Elizabeth de Lindsay

  1. Egidia Maxwell+4
  2. Sir John Maxwell of Pollok+4
  3. William Maxwell of Aikenhead4
  4. Janet Maxwell4
  5. Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood+4
  6. Agnes Maxwell+1 b. b 1358


  1. [S8] BP1999 volume 1, page 40. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S34] BP1970 page 1784. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S34]
  3. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1878. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  4. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


"Memoirs of the Maxwells of Pollok"

IV- 3. Sir Aymer de Maccuswell, second of Caerlaverock. Married Mary of Mearns and acquired the Barony of Mearns. 1195-1266. He had

  • V- 3. Sir John Maxwell, ancestor of the Maxwells of Pollok. 1270-1306. Had
    • VI- 1. Sir Robert Maxwell, second of Pollok. 1306-1330. Had
      • VIM. Sir John Maxwell, third of Pollok. 1330-1360. Had
        • VIII- 1. Sir John Maxwell, fourth of Pollok. Married first Isabella Lindsay, and second, Elizabeth St. Michael. 1360-1405
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Sir John Maxwell, 4th of Pollok's Timeline

Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland
January 1, 1353
Calderwood Castle, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland
Pollock, Strathclyde, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Age 68
Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland
Pollok, Strathclyde, Scotland