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Elizabeth Bethune

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
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Daughter of Cardinal David Beaton, and Marion Mariota Ogilvy
Mother of Jean Campbell
Sister of Margaret Bethune; David 2nd of Melgund Bethune; Alexander Bethune; George Bethune; Archibald Bethune and 4 others

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About Elizabeth Bethune


Elizabeth Bethune, or Beaton, was one of the mistresses of James V of Scotland. Their daughter Jean married Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Beaton of Creich, a nephew of James Beaton, Archbishop of St Andrews. With King James V she had a daughter, Lady Jean Stewart. As an infant, Lady Jean was brought up in the household of Mary of Guise and then briefly in the nursery of her legitimate half-brother Prince James.

Subsequently, Elizabeth was married to John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath, by whom she had two sons, John Stewart (d.1607), and James Stewart, 5th Lord Innermeath. Elizabeth and John were granted lands in the parish of Inverkeilor in May 1544. She married, secondly, James Gray, son of Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray.

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 10
Edinburgh, Midlothian, , Scotland