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James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray

Also Known As: "James Of Moray Stuart or Stewart"
Birthplace: Morayshire, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Darnaway, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James IV of Scotland and Janet Kennedy, Lady Bothwell
Husband of Lady Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Sutherland and Marion Stewart
Father of Lady Mary Stewart; James Stewart and Elizabeth Sotherton
Half brother of Jean or Janet Gordon, of Kenmure; Catherine Stewart, Countess of Morton; Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St. Andrews; James Stewart; James, Duke of Rothesay and 7 others

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About James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray

JAMES Stewart ([1500]-Darnaway [3 Dec 1544/14 Mar 1545]). He was created Earl of Moray and Lord Abernethy 12 Jun 1501. He was a member of the Council of Regency for James V King of Scotland in Jan 1523. He was appointed the King's Lieutenant in the North in Mar 1531. He was chief of the commission which arranged the king's betrothal to Marie de Bourbon in Dec 1535. He retired from court to Moray in [1543][1209]. [1210]Betrothed (1524) to MARGARET Douglas, daughter of ARCHIBALD Douglas 6th Earl of Angus & his wife Lady Margaret Tudor (Harbottle 18 Oct 1515-Hackney 9 Mar 1578, bur 3 Apr 1578 Westminster Abbey). m ([24 Aug] 1529) as her first husband, ELIZABETH [Isabel] Campbell, daughter of COLIN Campbell 3rd Earl of Argyll & his wife Jean Gordon of Huntly (-before 15 May 1548). She married secondly ([21 Nov 1545/6 Aug 1546]) John Gordon Earl of Sutherland. Mistress (1): MARION Stewart, daughter of ---. Earl James had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):

  1. JAMES Stewart . He is named in his father's will[1211].
  2. ELIZABETH Stewart . She is named in her father's will[1212]. m as his first wife, JOHN Stewart Master of Buchan, son of JOHN Stewart 3rd Earl of Buchan & his wife Margaret Scrymgeour (-killed in battle Pinkie 1547).


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James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray's Timeline

Morayshire, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 20
Norwich, Norwich, England
Age 26
Of, , , Scotland
August 24, 1529
Age 29
Age 31
March 14, 1544
Age 44
Darnaway, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland
Not Married
1st Earl of Moray
(abt 44-1544)