Johne Steward, Earl of Carrick

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Johne Steward, 1st Earl Carrick

Also Known As: "3rd Earl of Orkney"
Birthplace: Orkney Islands, Scotland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney and Janet Kennedy, Countess of Orkney
Husband of nn Steward; Christiane Steward and Lady Elizabeth Howard
Father of Margaret Craigie; Cristiane Leitch; William Steward and Lady Margaret Mennes (Steward)
Brother of Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney; Jean Leslie; Grisell Stewart; Mary Gray; Christian Stewart and 6 others
Half brother of James Stewart of Graemsay and Edward Stewart, 1st of Brugh

Occupation: 1st Earl of Carrick
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About Johne Steward, Earl of Carrick

King James VI and I created John Stuart (Steward) "Earl of Carrick", in Orkney, in the Peerage of Scotland.

He had already been made Lord Kincleven in 1607, also in the Peerage of Scotland.

Stuart was a younger son of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, illegitimate son of King James V of Scotland. He was granted title to the island of Eday in 1632 [3] , and he constructed a substantial mansion house at Calfsound on its northern shores shortly thereafter.[4]

He also had property in Ayrshire and hankered after the prestigious title of Earl of Carrick.

King James allowed him to name his new Eday property "Carrick House" enabling him to have the style, if not the substance of this title.[5]

The title became extinct on his death in 1652.

Background:Stewart earls

   John Stewart, Earl of Carrick (c. 1368–1390) [became King Robert III of Scotland in 1390]
   David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (1390–1402)
   reverted to crown
   James Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (1404–1437) [became King James I of Scotland in 1406]

See Duke of Rothesay for further Earls of Carrick. [Wikipedia]

[1] WikipediaBartholemew 1983. ISBN 0-7028-1709-0 [2] [3] "Eday, Carrick House". Canmore. Retrieved 3 Mar 2012. [4] Stewart, Walter (mid-1640s) "New Choreographic Description of the Orkneys" in Irvine (2006) p. 24 [5] Thomson (2008) p. 302 [6] The Peerage – John Stewart, 1st and last Earl of Carrick

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Johne Steward, Earl of Carrick's Timeline

Orkney Islands, Scotland
Age 24
October 26, 1604
Age 30
Chelsea, Middlesex, England
May 13, 1610
Age 36
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Age 36
April 4, 1613
Age 39
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Age 78