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Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Cause of death: Died under mysterious circumstances while being held prisoner by his brother, King James III of Scotland, accused of witchcraft
Occupation: Earl of Mar
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About John Stewart

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on John Stewart:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10212.htm#i102113

John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch [1]

  • M, #102113,
  • b. between 1456 and 1459,
  • d. 9 July 1479
  • Last Edited=24 Jan 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.27%

John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch was born between 1456 and 1459.1 He was the son of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern.2 He died on 9 July 1479 at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, possibly murdered on the orders of his brother, King James III, unmarried.[1]

Career:

  • He gained the title of Earl of Garioch between 21 June 1458 and 25 June 1459.[1]
  • He gained the title of Earl of Mar between 21 June 1458 and 25 June 1459.[1]
  • Between 1479 and 1480 he forfeited all of his estates.[1]

Citations

  • 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 236. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • 2. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume I, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

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According to the English Wikipedia page for Craigmillar Castle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigmillar_Castle

John Stewart, Earl of Mar, brother of King James III was held prisoner at Craigmillar, accused of practising witchcraft against the King.[4]

Source:

  • 4. Salter, Mike (1994). The Castles of Lothian and Borders. Folly Publications. ISBN 1-871731-20-8. pp.34-35

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Links:

Geneall: http://www.geneall.net/U/per_page.php?id=384768

Wikipedia:

English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_Earl_of_Mar_%28d._1479%29

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John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch's Timeline

1456
1456
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1479
July 9, 1479
Age 23
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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(14-Jul 1471)
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Earl of Mar & Garioch
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Earl of Mar & Garioch
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Earl of Mar & Garioch
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Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom