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Margaret Stewart, Countess of Carrick

Birthplace: Dundonald Castle,Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and Bethóc (Beatrix) nic Gille Crist, Countess of Angus
Wife of Niall mac Dhonnchad, 2nd Earl of Carrick
Mother of Marjorie, Countess of Carrick and Rioghnach nic Gamail
Sister of Euphemia Stewart; Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland; Elizabeth (Beatrix) Beatrix Stewart, of Monteith; Walter "Bailloch-Freckled" Stewart, Earl of Menteith; Christian Stewart and 3 others

Occupation: Countess of Carrick
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About Margaret Stewart, Countess of Carrick

  • Margaret Stewart1
  • F, #107849, b. circa 1206
  • Last Edited=20 Jan 2011
  • Margaret Stewart was born circa 1206. She was the daughter of Walter Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland and Beatrix of Angus.2,3 She married Neil, 2nd Earl of Carrick, son of Duncan, 1st Earl of Carrick, in 1234.1
  • Child of Margaret Stewart and Neil, 2nd Earl of Carrick
    • 1.Margaret, Countess of Carrick+3 d. b 9 Nov 1292
  • Citations
  • 1.[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 55. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 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 12. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • 3.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 206. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
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  • Marjorie of Carrick (also Margaret; c. 1253 or 1256 – soon bef. 9 November 1292) was Countess of Carrick, Scotland, from 1256 to 1292, and is notable as the mother of Robert the Bruce.
  • She was the daughter and heiress of Niall, Earl of Carrick and Margaret Stewart, and Countess of Carrick in her own right. Her first husband was Adam of Kilconquhar, who died during the Eighth Crusade in 1271. Then, as the story goes, a handsome young man arrived one day to tell her of her husband's death in the Holy Land. He was Robert de Brus, (1243–soon bef. 4 March 1304), 6th Lord of Annandale, and he had been a companion-in-arms of Adam of Kilconquhar. Marjorie was so taken with him that she had him held captive until he agreed to marry her at Turnberry Castle in 1271. He became Earl of Carrick jure uxoris (in right of his wife). Their children were: ....
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The wife of Donald of the Isles, was Princess Margaret Stuart, granddaughter of King Robert the Bruce, through his daughter, the Princess Marjorie.,_South_Ayrshire

The village is mostly known for Dundonald Castle, which was built in the 14th century by king Robert II, on the ruins of a castle built earlier (in 1260 by his grandfather, Alexander Comyn. It served the Scottish kings for 150 years.


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Margaret Stewart, Countess of Carrick's Timeline

Dundonald Castle,Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 47
Carrick, Scotland
Age 49
New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom