Isabella Margaret, Countess of Fife, and Angus, Heiress of Hokettle MacDuff

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Isabella Margaret Stewart (MacDuff), Countess of Fife

Nicknames: "Isabella /MacDuff/", "of innormeath"
Birthplace: Dunfirmline Castle, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Donnchadh Duncan IV, 10th Earl of Fife and Mary de Monthermer, Countess of Fife
Wife of Robert Stewart of Innermeath, Knight; William (Lord of Fife) Felton; Thomas Byset and John de Dunbar
Mother of Sir John Stewart of Innermeath; Catherine Bethune (Stewart) of Fite; Sir Robert Stewart of Durrisdeer; John of Fife Felton; Joan Faucomberge (Felton) and 2 others

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About Isabella Margaret Stewart (MacDuff), Countess of Fife

Alexander de Betune was killed in the great battle of Duplin, anno 1332.

His son, Robert de Betune m Janet Balfour, daughter of Michael de Balfour, of that Ilk, and sister to John Balfour. Robert died 1346 without children. Roberts estate fell to John Bethun, his nephew, the son of Robert Bethun and Janet Balfour.

This John, first of the Bethuns of Balfour, acquired from Duncan, Earl of Fyffe (Probably Donnchadh IV, Earl of Fife), the lands of Holkettle. The same John married Catherine Stewart, daugther of Margaret Heiress of Holkettle and Robert Stewart Baron Lorn of Innermeath.

Catherine Stewart was born abt 1346 and Duncan, Earl of Fyffe died in 1353. But could it be that her mother Margaret died before Duncan, so that the title "Heiress of Holkettle" was from Duncan, Earl of Fyffe as her father ???

If that was the case, John acquired the lands of Holkettle from his father in-law. Cathrine also has the title "Heiress of Holkettle".

Source :

Can anyone confirm or deny my theory? I do not know any of the original sources of the information I have found. It is of course very possible that my proposal is completely wrong.

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Isabella Margaret, Countess of Fife, and Angus, Heiress of Hokettle MacDuff's Timeline

Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 18
Northumberland, England
Age 28
Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 33
Rosyth, Fife, United Kingdom
January 1363
Age 41
Age 50
Innermeath Scotland
August 12, 1389
Age 67
Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland
Northumberland, England
Northumberland, England