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

Nicknames: "the Bonny Earl", "The Bonny Earl"
Death: Died
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Son of James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune and Lady Margaret Campbell
Husband of Elizabeth Stewart, Countess of Moray
Father of James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray; Countess Margaret Stuart; Lady Grizel Stuart; Mary Grant; Lady Elizabeth Stuart and 1 other
Brother of Mary Wemyss; Jean Stuart; Henry Stuart, 1st Lord St. Colme and John Stewart

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

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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Age 15
Age 16
Dyke, Darnaway, Elgin, Scotland
Age 26
February 7, 1592
Age 27
Age 27
Innes, Scotland
"The Bonny Earl"