James Stewart, 2nd Lord Doune

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James Stuart (Stewart), 2nd Lord Doune, 2nd Earl of Moray

Also Known As: "the Bonny Earl", "The Bonny Earl", ""The Bonny Earl""
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Birthplace: Beath, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died in Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of James Doune Stewart, 1st Lord Doune and Lady Margaret Campbell
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Stewart, Countess of Moray
Father of James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray; Countess Margaret Stuart; Lady Grizel Stuart; Lady Elizabeth Stuart and Francis Stuart
Brother of Mary Wemyss; Jean Stuart; Henry Stuart, 1st Lord St. Colme; John Stewart; Archibald Stewart and 2 others
Half brother of John Garbh McLean

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Moray. He held the earldom jure uxoris (by right of his wife)
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About James Stewart, 2nd Lord Doune

2nd Earl of Moray -------------------- James Stewart (or Stuart), 2nd Earl of Moray (c. 1565 – February 7, 1592) was a Scottish nobleman, the son of James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune. The 2nd Earl was murdered by George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, as the culmination of a vendetta. Known as 'the bonny earl' for his good looks, he became the subject of a popular ballad, The Bonnie Earl of Moray. He was the eldest son of James Stewart, and was a direct male-line descendent of Robert II through his second son the Duke of Albany. His father was created Lord Doune on 24 November 1581. From his distant relative James VI, he received in the year 1580 a gift of the ward and marriage of the two daughters of the regent Moray, and a few days thereafter married Elizabeth, the elder one, and soon after assumed, jure uxoris, the title of the Earl of Moray.

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James Stewart, 2nd Lord Doune's Timeline

1568
1568
Beath, Fife, Scotland
1580
1580
Age 12
Scotland
1581
1581
Age 13
Dyke, Darnaway, Elgin, Scotland
1591
March 3, 1591
Age 23
1592
February 7, 1592
Age 24
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1618
1618
Age 24
Innes, Scotland
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"The Bonny Earl"