Elisabeth Stewart, Countess of Argyll

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Elizabeth Stewart, of Lennox

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

Daughter of Sir 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 (Gray) Grey; Honorable, Gilbert of Buttergask Gray, of Buttergask and 6 others
Sister of Isabella Stewart; Jean Stewart, Countess of Huntly; Catherine Stewart; Anne Elizabeth Stewart and Lady Janet Stewart
Half sister of Lady Margaret Murray (Stewart); Lady Elspeth Stewart; Catherine Stewart; Christian Stewart; John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl and 8 others

Occupation: different husband - http://www.thepeerage.com/p10213.htm#i102121
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About Elizabeth Stewart, of Lennox

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 ]

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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

1460
1460
1465
1465
Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
1473
1473
Age 8
Foulis, Perth, Scotland
1478
1478
Age 13
Renfrewshiore, Scotland
1483
1483
Age 18
Ruthven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland
1483
Age 18
Foulis, Perthshire, Scotland
1484
1484
Age 19
Abt. 1484 LEITFIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
1486
1486
Age 21
Buttergask, Perthshire, Scotland
1490
1490
Age 25
Scotland
1492
1492
Age 27
Lawers, Perthshire, Scotland, (Present UK)