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Elizabeth Stewart, of Lennox

Also Known As: "Elizabeth /Stewart/", "Elizabeth /Campbell/", "Elizabeth Stewart of /Lennox/"
Birthplace: Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Foulis, Perthshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Margaret Douglas, Fair Maid of Galloway
Wife of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray
Mother of Frances Gordon (Grey); Sir Andrew Gray, 3rd Lord Gray; Catherine Gray of Buttergask - Stewart - Ruthven; Robert Grey; Honorable Gilbert Gray, of Buttergask and 6 others
Sister of Isabella Stewart; Jean Stewart, Countess of Huntly and Anne Elizabeth Stewart
Half sister of Catherine Stewart; Lady Margaret Murray (Stewart); Lady Elspeth Stewart; John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl; Christian Stewart and 8 others

Occupation: different husband - http://www.thepeerage.com/p10213.htm#i102121
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About Elisabeth Stewart, Countess of Argyll

This person and their pedigree are currently documented from "The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families together with Their Paternal Ancestry" Compiled by Joseph Foster, 1885

[Source: http://www.archive.org/details/royallineageofou02fost ]

According to tradition , she was captured in childhood by Sir John Campbell and a party of the Campbells, while out with her nurse near Calder castle. Her uncles pursued and overtook the division of the Campbells to whose care she had been intrusted, and would have rescued her but for the presence of mind of Campbell of Inverliver, who, seeing their approach, inverted a large camp kettle as if to conceal her, and commanding his seven sons to defend it to the death, hurried on with his prize. The young men were all slain, and when the Calders lifted up the kettle, no Muriel was there. Meanwhile so much time had been gained that further pursuit was useless. The nurse, just before the child was seized, bit off a joint of her li ttle finger, in order to mark her identity - a precaution which seems to have b een necessary, from Campbell of Auchinbreck's reply to one who, in the midst of their congratulations on arriving safely in Argyll with their charge, asked wh at was to be done should the child die before she was marriageable. "She can ne ver die", said he, "as long as a red-haired lassie can be found on either side of Lochawe!". It would appear that the heiress of the Calders had red hair.

This name was taken from p. 113 of the book: A Royal Lineage...

But according to http://www.royalist.info/execute/biog?person=693 the parent do not appear to have issued a daughter by the name of Elizabeth. -SDC

Scotland's historic heraldry, By Bruce A. McAndrew (p281)

Says Sir John Stewart's issue came from Eleanor Sinclair

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Elisabeth Stewart, Countess of Argyll's Timeline

Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Age 8
Foulis, Perth, Scotland
Age 13
Renfrewshiore, Scotland
March 6, 1483
Age 18
Ruthven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 18
Foulis, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 19
Age 21
Buttergask, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 25
Age 27
Lawers, Perthshire, Scotland