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James "Black Knight' Stewart, of Lorn

Nicknames: "Black Knight of Lorn", ""the black knight of lorn" "the black king of lorn"", "The BLack Knight of Lorn"
Birthplace: Innermeath,Argyllshire,Scotland
Death: Died in At sea
Cause of death: killed by pirates
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Stewart of Innermeath and Isobel MacDougall, of Argyll
Husband of Joan Beaufort, Queen consort of Scots
Father of Sir John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl; Joan Gordon of Stitchill; James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Bishop Andrew Moray Stewart
Brother of Christian Dundas; Isabel Stewart; Robert Stewart, 1st Lord of Lorn; Jean Bruce; Maud Stewart and 3 others

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About James "Black Knight' Stewart, of Lorn

Sir James Stewart of Lorn1

M, #102129, d. circa 1448

Sir James Stewart of Lorn|d. c

    Sir James Stewart of Lorn was the son of Sir John Stewart, Lord of Lorn and Isabel de Ergadia.
He married Lady Joan Beaufort, daughter of John de Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Lady Margaret de Holand, before 21 September 1439, with Papal dispensation for both consanguinity and affinity.
He died circa 1448.
    Sir James Stewart of Lorn also went by the nick-name of 'the Black Knight of Lorn'.

Children of Sir James Stewart of Lorn and Lady Joan Beaufort

1.James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan+4 d. 1499

2.John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl+ b. c 1440, d. 15 Sep 1512

3.Andrew Stewart b. c 1443, d. 1501


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James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn was born c.1383[citation needed], Innermeath, Scotland. he died after 1451.

Ancestor of the Stewart Earls of Traquair. The son of Sir John Stewart, Lord of Lorn (d.26 Apr 1421, a male direct line descendant of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland) and Isabel De Ergadia (d.21 Dec 1439)a descendant of Robert I of Scotland and Elizabeth De Burgh. James was a brother of Robert Stewart, Lord of Lorn, whose descendants bore this title. James was an ally of the Black Douglases Earls of Douglas, and plotted with them to overthrow Sir Alexander Livingston, governor of Stirling castle during the minority of James II of Scotland. Livingstone arrested the dowager queen, lady Joan Beaufort, on 3 Aug 1439, imprisoning her in Stirling castle, while throwing Sir James and his brother Sir William into its dungeon. They were later released on good behaviour. He was given safe conducts to England in 1445, 1447, and 1451. He was supposedly captured at sea by Flemish pirates, and put to death after 1451.

He married before the 21 sep 1439, Joan Beaufort, dowager queen of Scotland and widow of James I of Scotland. They had a papal dispensation for both consanguinity and affinity. She was a daughter of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset and Marquess of Dorset, (son of Katherine De Roet/Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the son of Edward III of England) by his wife lady Margaret Holland, daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent and Joan 'The Fair Maid' of Kent.

James Stewart and Joan Beaufort had 3 children:

John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl

James Stewart, earl of Buchan. d.1499. Married 27 mar 1459, to Margaret Ogilvy, daughter of Alexander Ogilvy of Auchterhouse. he is also associated with Margaret Murray, whether she was a wife or mistress is unknown.

Andrew Stewart, c.1443-1501. the Bishop of Moray from 1483-1501

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Sir JAMES Stewart (-[1448]). The Black Knight of Lorn. m (1439) as her second husband, JOAN Beaufort, widow of JAMES I King of Scotland, daughter of JOHN Beaufort Earl of Somerset & his wife Margaret de Holand (-Dunbar Castle 15 Jul 1445, bur Monastery of the Charterhouse, Perth). Sir James & his wife had three children:

  1. Sir JOHN Stewart of Balveny ([1440]-the Laighwood 15 Sep 1512, bur Dunkeld Cathedral). 1st Earl of Atholl 1457.
  2. JAMES Stewart (-[Jan 1497/Jan 1500]). 1st Earl of Buchan 1469.
  3. ANDREW Stewart (1443-1501). Bishop of Moray 1483.

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James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn's Timeline

December 30, 1394
Age 33
September 21, 1439
Age 44
Age 45
Balveny, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 47
Lorn, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 48
Linduden, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
August 17, 1451
Age 56
At sea
March 8, 1900
Age 56
December 6, 1900
Age 56
March 2, 1995
Age 56