James Stewart 5th High Steward

(circa 1260? - 16 July 1309)
      He was a supporter of Robert Bruce, co-regent and Guardian of the Realm. James Stewart 5th High Steward was born circa 1260?. He was the son of Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward and Jeano or Joan Macrory.
James Stewart 5th High Steward married Cecilia Dunbar, daughter of Patrick (III) Dunbar 7th Earl and Cecilia Fraser?.
James Stewart 5th High Steward married secondly Egidia de Burgh. They had four children including Andrew who died before 1309.
     James died on 16 July 1309.

Child of James Stewart 5th High Steward

James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn

(say 1415 - )
     James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn was born say 1415. He was the son of Sir John Stewart.
James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn married Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort 1st Earl of Somerset and Margaret Holland, in 1438.

Children of James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort

James Stewart Duke of Ross

(1476 - 1504)
     James Stewart Duke of Ross was born in 1476 in Scotland. 2nd son named at his baptism Marquess of Ormond. He was the son of James, III, King of Scotland and Margaret, Princess of Denmark. James was Archbishop at St Andrews, Scotland.
     James died in 1504 in Scotland. An unknown person was buried in St Andrew's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

James Stewart Earl of Buchan

     James Stewart Earl of Buchan was the son of James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort.

James Stewart Earl of Moray

(1531 or 1533? - 20 January 1569/70)
     James Stewart Earl of Moray was born in 1531 or 1533?. He was the son of James, V, King of Scotland.
     James died on 20 January 1569/70 in West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Scotland. He was shot by James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh (21st?) in his 37th year.. He was buried in St Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Child of James Stewart Earl of Moray

James Stewart Earl of Murray

(before 1499 - )
     James Stewart Earl of Murray was born illegitimate before 1499 in Scotland. He was the son of Janet Kennedy. He was the son of James, IV, King of Scotland.

James, I Stewart, King of Scotland

(December 1394 - 20 February 1437)
      King of Scotland (1406-1437), of the house of Stuart, born in 1394, was the son of Robert III. In 1405 he was taken by the English on his passage to France, and kept in confinement eighteen years. In 1424 he obtained his liberty, and severely punished those who had governed in his absence; for which, and some treacherous measures which he took to curb a lawless nobility, he fell a victim to assassins, who gained admission to his apartment at Perth, and murdered him in his bed, Feb.20, 1437.
Robert III's 11 (12)-year old second son James had been captured by the English on his way to France where his father had sent him for safety to protect him from his uncle, the Duke of Albany. He was a prisoner of the English for the next 18 years but was well educated by the English at the English court. At his father' s death in 1406, he was recognized by the Scottish parliament and was finally released for a ransom of 60,000 merks payable over six years (the Treaty of London) and allowed to return home at the age of 21.
During his reign, he restored respect for the monarchy. When he returned home he found that corruption prevailed, the country was in decline and taxes were not being paid. He set out to restore order to the Kingdom. He beheaded the Duke of Albany's son, Murdoch, his sons and the Earl of Lennox, the first state executions in over 100 years.
Being brought up at the English court, he tried to reform the Scottish parliament in the style of the English but he endeavored to weld these into existing Scottish practice. The nobles opposed him but he passed restrictive laws curbing their power and bringing them back into line. These laws were passed without the approval of the King's Council and broke all the rules of law in Scotland. His attempts at innovation were not immediately successful but his reign is a landmark in the constitutional history of Scotland. He tried to make parliament more efficient not because he wanted to share his authority but because he wanted to ensure that his subjects should be obedient and enjoy good laws, justly administered. After James had brought the nobles into line, he turned his attention to the Church which had also fallen into disrepute and forced the Church to exercise more control over its clergy. A group of nobles who were resentful of the laws James had passed conspired together to put an end to his rule. The conspirators hoped to win the throne for Walter, a son of Robert II by his second marriage. The King gave a party at Blackfriars in Perth. When all the guests had arrived, the dissenting nobles showed up even though they had not been invited. The servants warned the king and he, fearing for his life, went to a secret stone in the floor to escape. He went down the steps to an underground room that he thought would lead him to safety outside of the building. However, a week before the party the exit had been blocked off, the story being that croquet balls were always running through the exit and getting lost. The nobles, under the leadership of Sir Robert Graham, searched the castle but could not find the king. They soon discovered the stone and the king in hiding. James begged for mercy but was told that he had had no mercy on others and was stabbed with a dagger. The murderers did not have the support of the country and Queen Joan was determined to bring them to justice. She had them captured and tortured mercilessly for two days. They were killed or died of their torture. James is buried at Perth where he was murdered.. James, I Stewart, King of Scotland was born in December 1394 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was the son of Robert, III Stewart, King of Scotland and Annabella Drummond.
James, I Stewart, King of Scotland married Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort, daughter of John Beaufort 1st Earl of Somerset and Margaret Holland, on 12 February 1423 in England.
     James died on 20 February 1437 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, aged 42. He was assasinated by his uncle Walter, Earl of Athole. He was buried in the Carthusians, Perth.

Children of James, I Stewart, King of Scotland and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort

Janet Stewart

     Janet Stewart was born in Banffshire, Scotland.

Child of Janet Stewart and Paul MacPherson

Janet Stewart

     Janet Stewart was born. She was the daughter of Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies, see Earl of Galloway pedigree.
     Janet Stewart married Sir John Dunbar as his second wife, after 1483.

Children of Janet Stewart and Sir John Dunbar

Janet Stewart

(circa 1839 - )
     Janet Stewart was also known as Jessie in records. She was born circa 1839 in Lochee, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
Janet Stewart married John Handy, son of Stray Handy, on 23 December 1864 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
     Janet Stewart and John Handy were recorded on the 1871 census in Larch St, Mitchells Land, Liff & Benvie. John Handy, 32, head, labourer, born Ireland, with his wife Jessie 31, power loom weaver, born Lochee and son John aged 5 born Dundee.
     Janet Stewart and John Handy were recorded on the 1881 census in 11 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. John Handy, married, 40, hawker, wife Jessie aged 42, born Lochee, Forfar, jute weaver, John Handy son, aged 15 born Dundee, apprentice brushmaker, Jessie Handy, daughter, aged 6, born Dundee, scholar.

Children of Janet Stewart and John Handy

Lady Janet Stewart

     Lady Janet Stewart married Alexander Gordon Master of Sutherland, son of Adam Gordon (of Aboyne) and Elizabeth Sutherland Countess of Sutherland, circa 16 June 1520. She married three times after his death.

Children of Lady Janet Stewart and Alexander Gordon Master of Sutherland

Janet Stewart (Somerville)

     Janet Stewart (Somerville) was the daughter of Alexander Stewart.

Janet or Jean or Joann Stewart

( - 27 October 1510)
     Janet or Jean or Joann Stewart was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of John Stewart Earl of Athol and Lady Margaret Douglas.
     A contract for the marriage of Janet or Jean or Joann Stewart and Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl Huntly was signed on 20 October 1474. His brother Adam was already born and the contract stipulated that failing him, his brother Adam was to implement the contract and so forth, "from son to son lauchfully gotten."
Janet or Jean or Joann Stewart married Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl Huntly, son of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Hay, after 20 October 1474.
     Janet died on 27 October 1510 in Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Child of Janet or Jean or Joann Stewart and Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl Huntly

Jean Stewart

(1350 - )
     Jean Stewart was born in 1350. She was the daughter of Robert, II Stewart, King of Scotland and Elizabeth Mure.
Jean Stewart married Sir John Keith.
Jean Stewart married Sir John Lyon Lord of Glamis & Kinghorn in 1379.
Jean Stewart married Sir James Sandilands (of Calder) after 1382.

Jean Stewart (Gordon)

     Jean Stewart (Gordon) was the daughter of John Stewart Earl of Athol and Eleanor Sinclair Countess of Atholl.

Jessie Stewart

     Jessie Stewart married John Handy, son of John Handy and Ann Kenny, on 23 December 1864 in Dundee, Angus.

Joan or Janet Stewart

(circa 1428 - after 16 October 1486)
     Joan or Janet Stewart was born circa 1428. She was the third daughter of James I, Earl of Morton.. She was the daughter of James, I Stewart, King of Scotland and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort.
Joan or Janet Stewart married James Douglas Sir, Earl of Morton, son of James Douglas Lord Dalkeith and Elizabeth Gifford, circa 1459.
     Joan died after 16 October 1486.

Child of Joan or Janet Stewart and James Douglas Sir, Earl of Morton

John Stewart

     John Stewart was born in Bonkyll, Scotland. He was the son of Sir John Stewart (of Bonkyll) and Margaret de Bonkyll.

John Stewart

     John Stewart was the son of Sir Alan Stewart.

John Stewart

( - 1249)
     John Stewart was the son of Walter Stewart 3rd High Steward and Lady Beatrix Angus.
     John died in 1249.

General John Stewart

( - 1644)
     General John Stewart was the son of Esme Stuart 3rd Duke of Lennox and Catherine Clifton Dowager Duchess of Lennox.
     He served as a "General of Horse".
     John died in 1644 in Alresford, Essex?, England.

Sir John Stewart

(say 1390 - after 1412)
      Acquired from his brother the Lordship of Lorn, and is designated of Innermeath, Lord of Lorn in 1407 and 1412. [Extinct peerage p.508]

. Sir John Stewart was born say 1390. He was the son of Sir Robert Stewart.
     John died after 1412.

Sir John Stewart (of Bonkyll)

( - July 1298)
     Sir John Stewart (of Bonkyll) married Margaret de Bonkyll, daughter of Sir Alexander de Bonkyll. Although Sir John Stewart who married Margaret de Bonkil is customarily called "of Bonkil," it appears that he never owned that property, since his father-in-law, Alexander de Bonkil, survived him. Sir John Stewart (of Bonkyll) was born. The following (also seen in Archaeologia Aeliana, p. 24) is from the biography of Sir John de Lilleburne:
'He is aged 33, nephew and heir of Christiana de Lilleburn, and has livery of her Manor of Lilleburn, Northumb., as 1 Kt. Fee, 26 Oct. 1324 (F.R.) ' [1]
The manor of Fenwick was Christiana's dower from her marriage to Sir Thomas de Fenwick (d. 1275); the subsequent history of Shawdon, Northumb. has not been resolved. However, it is clear from this that Christiana had no surviving issue, with Sir John de Lilleburne being her heir. The inheritance of Bonkil, Berwicks. and Uldale, Cumberland by the descendants of Sir Alexander de Bonkil (her 2nd husband) make it clear that he must have had an earlier spouse, who was the mother of Margaret de Bonkil. He was the son of Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward and Jeano or Joan Macrory.
     John died in July 1298 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Children of Sir John Stewart (of Bonkyll) and Margaret de Bonkyll

John Stewart (of Bonkyll), Earl of Angus

     John Stewart (of Bonkyll), Earl of Angus was the son of Alexander Stewart.
John Stewart (of Bonkyll), Earl of Angus married Margaret Abernethy (1328), daughter of Sir Alexander Abernethy and Margaret Menteith.

Sir John Stewart (of Darnley)

( - 12 February 1428/29)
     Sir John Stewart (of Darnley) was born in Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Stewart and Unknown Turnbull. Sir John Stewart (of Darnley) was knighted before May 1387.
Sir John Stewart (of Darnley) married Elizabeth of Lennox, daughter of Duncan Lennox 8th Earl and Ellen Campbell Countess of Lennox, circa 23 September 1406.
He entered the service of France in Oct 1419 and was soon afterward appointed Constable of the Army of Scotland. Having distinguished himself at the Battle of Bauge in Anjou 22 Mar 1420/21 he received from the Dauphin Charles, 23 Apr 1421, the seigneurie of Concressault in Berry, and from the same (after he had become King) 26 Mar 1422/3 the seigneurie of Aubigny, also in Berry, and in Jan 1426/7 the Comte of Evreux in Normandy.
     John died on 12 February 1428/29 in Rouvray-St-Denis, France. He was slain at the battle "of Herrings" and was buried in the cathedral of Orleans. He was buried in November 1429 in the chapel of Notre Dame Blanche in the cathedral, Orleans, France.

Children of Sir John Stewart (of Darnley) and Elizabeth of Lennox

John Stewart 2nd Earl of Athol

( - 1521)
     John Stewart 2nd Earl of Athol was the son of John Stewart Earl of Athol and Eleanor Sinclair Countess of Atholl.
John Stewart 2nd Earl of Athol married Janet or Mary Campbell, daughter of Elizabeth Stewart (Campbell).
     John died in 1521.

Child of John Stewart 2nd Earl of Athol and Janet or Mary Campbell

John Stewart 3rd Earl of Athol

(6 October 1507 - 1542)
     John Stewart 3rd Earl of Athol was born on 6 October 1507. He was the son of John Stewart 2nd Earl of Athol and Janet or Mary Campbell.
     John died in 1542.

Child of John Stewart 3rd Earl of Athol

John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox

( - 1526)
     John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox was born in Scotland. John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox was also known as John Stewart Lennox in records. He was the son of Matthew Stewart 2nd Earl of Lennox and Elizabeth Hamilton Countess of Lennox.
John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox married Lady Anne Stewart (Countess of Lennox), daughter of John Stewart Earl of Athol and Eleanor Sinclair Countess of Atholl, circa 1511.
     John died in 1526 in West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Scotland. Lennox, nephew of Arran, was cruelly slain in cold blood by Sir James Hamilton (died 1540), after he had been taken prisoner..

Children of John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox and Lady Anne Stewart (Countess of Lennox)

John Stewart 4th Earl of Athol

( - 1579)
     John Stewart 4th Earl of Athol was born in Scotland. John was High chancellor of Scotland. He was the son of John Stewart 3rd Earl of Athol.
High Chancellor of Scotland. Had issue, see Scots Peerage..
John Stewart 4th Earl of Athol married Elizabeth Gordon Countess Athol, daughter of George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Keith, circa 1547.
     John died in 1579 in Scotland. He was buried in 1579 in St Giles, Edinburgh, Scotland.

John Stewart Earl of Athol

(circa 1440 - 15 September 1512)
      Created Earl of Athol in, or shortly before 1457, but had a new charter of this Earldom 18 Mar 1481/2. Who, in right of his wife, was of Balveny, co. Fife). He took an active part in suppressing the rebellion of John, Earl of Ross, the last "Lord of the Isles". Ambassador to England 1484 and commanded in the army of King James III against the rebel lords. By his second wife he had 11 children. [Cokayne].
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     John resided at Balvenie, Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland. John Stewart Earl of Athol was also known as John Stewart Athol in records. He was born circa 1440. He was the son of James Stewart Black Kt of Lorn and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort. John was created Earl of Atholl in or shortly before 1457. He had a new charter of this Earldom 18 March 1481/2 to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the Crown from 1457? to 1482.
John Stewart Earl of Athol married Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas 5th Earl and Euphemia Graham, between 1459 and 1460. She was the Dowager Countess of Douglas, widow of William, 8th Earl, who died February 1451/2 and the divorced wife of his brother James, 9th Earl), only daughter of Archibald, 5th earl of Douglas by Eupheme Grahame, daughter of Eupheme, suo jure Countess of Strathern. She, who was called 'the fair maid of Galloway' was heir to her brother Willliam, 6th Earl of Douglas who died without issue 24 November 1440. On this marriage the King bestowed upon them the Lorship of Balveny (one of the forfeited possessions of the family of Douglas) and other large estates.
John Stewart Earl of Athol married Eleanor Sinclair Countess of Atholl, daughter of William Sinclair Earl of Orkney & Caithness and Marjory Sutherland, circa 1475.
     John died on 15 September 1512 in the Laighwood, Scotland. He was buried in the Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perthshire.

Children of John Stewart Earl of Athol and Lady Margaret Douglas