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Janet Kennedy

Also Known As: "Jean Kennedy", "Jane"
Birthplace: Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Orkney Islands, Scotland
Place of Burial: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassilis and Margery Sophia Kennedy
Wife of Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney
Mother of Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney; Jean Leslie; Grisell Stewart; Mary Gray; Christian Stewart and 8 others
Sister of Isobel Kennedy, Lady Grymett; Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis; Catherine Kennedy and Sir Thomas Kennedy, 1st of Culzean
Half sister of Sir John Wallace

Occupation: Countess of Orkney
Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
Last Updated:

About Janet Kennedy, Countess of Orkney

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Janet Kennedy:


Lady Janet Kennedy [1]

  • F, #108335,
  • d. 1598
  • Last Edited=23 Jan 2011

Lady Janet Kennedy was the daughter of Gilbert Kennedy, 3rd Earl of Cassillis and Margaret Kennedy.[1]

She married Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, son of James V Stewart, King of Scotland and Euphemia Elphinstone, on 14 December 1561 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

She died in 1598.[1]

She was also known as Jean Kennedy. From 14 December 1561, her married name became Stewart.

Children of Lady Janet Kennedy and Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney

  • 1. John Stewart, 1st and last Earl of Carrick+[2] d. fr 22 Jun 1643 - 3 Mar 1645/46
  • 2. Henry Stewart, Master of Orkney d. a 1589
  • 3. Sir James Stewart+
  • 4. Robert Stewart
  • 5. Lady Mary Stewart+
  • 6. Lady Jean Stewart+[3] b. c 1563
  • 7. Patrick Stewart, 2nd Earl of Orkney b. a 1568, d. 6 Feb 1615


  • 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 242. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • 2. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 59. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, psge 2.


'A concise history of Port Beaufort & White Sands (also known as Witsand) including Family Trees White Sands & Port Beaufort' by John McGregor

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Janet Kennedy, Countess of Orkney's Timeline

Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland
December 14, 1561
Age 19
Age 21
Abt. 1563
Age 22
Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 23
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Age 23
Orkney islands, Scotland
Age 28
Age 32
Orkney Islands, Scotland
Age 33