James Stewart, Earl of Arran (c.1553 - 1595)

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Birthplace: Kilcoy, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
Death: Died in Scotland
Cause of death: Attacked and killed by James Douglas of Parkhead
Occupation: Earl of Arran, Lord Hamilton
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About James Stewart, Earl of Arran

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"Captain James Stewart, Earl of Arran (died 1595) was created Earl of Arran by the young King James VI, who wrested the title from James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran. He rose to become Lord Chancellor of Scotland and was eventually murdered in 1595...

...In July 1581 he married Elizabeth Stewart, the divorced former wife of the King's great-uncle, Robert Stewart, once Earl of Lennox and now Earl of March. Elizabeth, the Countess of Arran, born 1549, was the daughter of John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl...

...He was murdered by Sir James Douglas, nephew of Regent Morton, on December 5, 1595."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James Stewart, Earl of Arran', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 July 2012, 04:57 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Stewart,_Earl_of_Arran&oldid=502004650> [accessed 24 August 2012]

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James Stewart, Earl of Arran's Timeline

1553
1553
Kilcoy, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
1581
July 6, 1581
Age 28
Scotland
1592
1592
Age 39
Kilcoy, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland
1595
December 1, 1595
Age 42
Scotland
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