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About Margaret Stewart

Margaret Stewart, daughter of King James IV of Scotland and Margaret Drummond (a), married, as her 3rd husband, her 2nd cousin, Sir John Drummond, III. They had the same Grandfather, Sir John Drummond, I.

Margaret Stewart was born illegitimately circa 1497.1 She married, firstly, John Gordon, Lord Gordon, son of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and Lady Jean Stewart, in November 1512.2 She married, secondly, Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray on 20 January 1530/31.2

She was the daughter of James IV Stewart, King of Scotland and Margaret Drummond.1 From November 1512, her married name became Gordon.2 From 20 January 1530/31, her married name became Drummond.2

Children of Margaret Stewart and Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray

  1. Agnes Drummond+3 d. 21 Jan 1589/90
  2. Margaret Drummond+

Children of Margaret Stewart and John Gordon, Lord Gordon

  1. Alexander Gordon2
  2. James Gordon4
  3. George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly+2 b. 1513, d. 22 Oct 1562


  1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 240. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2011. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [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 XI, page 624. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2012.


Footnotes: (a) On 5/1/2015, Sharon Stuart McRee shares, as a reference only (no sources given), of Margaret TUDOR as the mother of Margaret Stewart because she was the wife of James IV, even though Margaret's Stewart's biological mother was Ms. Drummond, with this reply of a professional genealogist (name unspecified); "The line you ask about (parentage of Margaret Stewart) would be biologically her step-mother's [Margaret TUDOR's] line of ancestry, which can also be used as Margaret STEWART's line, since in those days it was common practice for the higher men to have mistresses & or concubines, ostensibly to serve as child bearers for a wife who couldn't or didn't have a male heir. Biologically, as you can see in the chart below (chart not added), Margaret TUDOR had 6 children with him but only 1 would survive past infancy [James V], but of course they would not have known this the time; that child could have died too. The security of the male line was not a sure thing. Whatever the motives of the husband, it was very common for these mistresses to act as surrogate mothers for his wife. Years ago as I was first learning this I did not understand the overarching importance of passing the family name down, hoping it was a son, having control of the land properties & personal properties. With the royals, this was HUGE. I even researched in biblical days, and indeed this was routine. It only seems odd to us because our modern customs of recording family birth data in most cases wouldn't attribute an illegitimate child to a wife,but would call the wife the step-mother. James IV and Margaret Tudor probably made little or no distinction."

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Margaret Stewart's Timeline

January 1497
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 11
January 1, 1513
Age 16
Age 19
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
December 5, 1517
Age 20
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 20
Of, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 20
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 20
Innerpeffray near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 20
Innerpeffray, Perthshire, Scotland