John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassilis

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John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassilis, PC (November 1653 – 23 July 1701) was a Scottish peer, the son of John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassilis.[1]

He succeeded to the titles of 9th Lord Kennedy and 7th Earl of Cassillis on 22 September 1668. He was one of the commission exercising the office of Treasurer of Scotland between 1689 and 1695. On his death, his titles went to his grandson, as his first son, Lord Kennedy, had predeceased him.


He married Lady Susannah Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, on 26 December 1668. They had two children:

  • John Kennedy, Lord Kennedy (ca. 1672–1700)
  • Anne Kennedy (bef. 1679–1699)

He married Mary Fox, on 27 February 1697 or 1698. They had three children:

  • Hon. James Kennedy (b. 1701 – d. 1759)
  • Lady Elizabeth Kennedy (b. 1701)
  • Lady Mary Kennedy (b. 1701)[2]


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Kennedy
Earl of Cassilis
Succeeded by
John Kennedy