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Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran

Nicknames: "Princess Mary of Scotland"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Hamilton,Clydesdale,Lanarkshire,Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders, Queen consort of Scotland
Wife of Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran and James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton
Mother of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran; James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd of Arran; Margaret (Grizelda) Boyd; Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton; Sir Robert Hamilton, Seigneur of d'Aubigny and 2 others
Sister of Elizabeth Stewart; Child Stewart; Margaret Stewart; James III of Scotland; Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany and 2 others
Half sister of Sir John Stewart of Stix

Occupation: Princess of Scotland, Countess of ArranLady Hamilton', Countess Consort of Arran
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About Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran

SOURCES:

1) GENEALOGY: Calhoun; Hamilton; Baskin and Related Families; Page 115; No

17 on Chart; FHL film 0896933

2) GENEALOGY: IMPRINTS 1608-1980; Hamilton; Allied Families; Page 1; Sister

Mary Louise Donnelly; Copy in possession of Charlotte Maness

3) GENEALOGY: Calhoun; Hamilton; Baskin and Related Families; Page 116;

FHL film 0896933

4) GENEALOGY: The Complete Peerage of England; Scotland; Ireland; Great

Britian and The United Kingdon; Page 219; 255; 256; G929.72; G35p; Denver

Public Library; Genealogy

5) GENEALOGY: Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons; Page 225; G929.72;

C6943ra; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

6) GENEALOGY: The Scots Peerage; Page 353; G929.72; P291sc; Denver Public

Library; Genealogy

  Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was born before 16 May 1452 She was the daughter of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern. She married, firstly, Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran, son of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Mariot Maxwell, before 26 April 1467. She married, secondly, James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, son of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston, between February 1474 and April 1474. Dispensation from the Pope was granted 25 April 1476, thereby legitimising the two children already born.4 She died circa May 1488.
    Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland gained the title of Princess Mary of Scotland. As a result of her marriage, Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was styled as Countess of Arran before 26 April 1467. From before 26 April 1467, her married name became Boyd. Her marriage to Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran was annulled before 1468. From before April 1474, her married name became Lady Hamilton.

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Princess of Scotland was born on 16 May 1452 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland. She died in May 1488 in Scotland. She married James II Hamilton Baron of Hamilton.

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Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland (May 1453- May 1488)[1] was the eldest daughter of King James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders. Her brother was King James III of Scotland. She married twice; firstly to Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran; secondly to James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton. It was through her children by her second husband that the Hamilton Earls of Arran and Stewart Lennoxes derived their claim to the Kingdom of Scotland.

[edit] Family

Princess Mary was born at Stirling Castle, Scotland shortly before 16 May[3] 1453 in Scotland, the eldest daughter of King James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders. She had four brothers including James, who would succeed to the Scottish throne as James III in 1460 upon their father's accidental death by an exploding cannon. She had a younger sister, Princess Margaret Stewart, who later became the mistress of William Crichton, 3rd Lord Crichton of Auchingoul, by whom she had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret, Countess of Rothes.[4] Mary's mother died in 1463, leaving her an orphan at the age of ten.

Her paternal grandparents were King James I of Scotland and Jane Beaufort. Her maternal grandparents were Arnold, Duke of Guelders and Catherine of Cleves, daughter of Adolph IV, Duke of Cleves and Marie of Burgundy .

[edit] Marriages and children

Mary was married to her first husband Thomas Boyd before 26 April 1467 when she was almost fourteen years old. The Isle of Arran was given as her dowry; Thomas Boyd was subsequently created Earl of Arran.[5] Law Castle, in Ayrshire was built for the couple. Thomas was also appointed Great Chamberlain of Scotland for life. In 1469, Thomas was sent to escort King James's future consort Princess Margaret from Denmark to Scotland; during his absence the king became alienated from Thomas by the enemies of the Boyd clan who brought false charges of treason against Thomas and his brother, Alexander. Mary, upon hearing that Thomas was to be summoned before the king and Parliament to answer the charges, immediately went to the harbour of Leith to forewarn her husband when his ship docked in July. Mary and Thomas promptly sailed to Denmark.[6] On 22 November 1469 he was attainted, and his title, honours, and estates forfeited to the crown. She later returned to Scotland in an attempt to have her husband cleared of all charges laid against him. Upon her arrival in Scotland, King James detained her in custody in Dean Castle at Kilmarnock until her marriage was annulled. Mary's marriage to Thomas was declared void in 1473.

Thomas and Mary together had two children:

Margaret Boyd (1468- 1516), married firstly, Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes; secondly Sir David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassillis. Both marriages were childless.

James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock (1469-1484)

In early 1474, Mary married secondly as his second wife, James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, who was almost forty years her senior. They received a papal dispensation on 26 April 1476 thus legitimising the two children already born to them. Together James and Mary had three children:

James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran (1475-1529), married firstly in 1490 Elizabeth Home by whom he had two daughters; he divorced Elizabeth in 1504. He married secondly in 1516, Janet Beaton by whom he had three children including his heir, James Hamilton, Duke of Chatellerault, 2nd Earl of Arran (c.1516- 22 January 1575), heir presumptive to the Kingdom of Scotland (2 July 1536- 22 May 1540), (April 1541- 8 December 1542), (14 December 1542- 19 June 1566), (29 July 1567- 22 January 1575); Regent of Scotland (1542-1554)) .

Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton (died after April 1531), married 9 April 1494 Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, by whom she had issue. The Lennox Stewarts, of whom Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots was the most notable, derived their claim to the Scottish throne from Elizabeth's son John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox.

Robert Hamilton, Seigneur d'Aubigny (died 1543)

Mary's son by her first husband Thomas, James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock was killed at the age of fifteen by Lord Montgomery, which ignited a feud that lasted for over seventy years. Margaret, her daughter by Thomas, lived to the age of forty-eight. Although she was married twice, neither marriage produced children.

Mary died in May 1488 at the age of thirty-five.

Due to their proximity to the throne, Mary's descendants, the Hamiltons of Arran and the Stewart Lennoxes, would obtain considerable power, and play conspicuous roles in 16th century Scottish politics; especially effecting the life and reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, the great-granddaughter of her brother, James III.

References

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Scotland, Kings

^ Antonia Fraser, Mary, Queen of Scots, pp.17-18

^ www.thePeerage.com/p10212htm#102114

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Scotland, Kings

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Scotland, Kings

^ P. Hume Brown, A Short History of Scotland, 1908, retrieved on 24 March 2009

Mary STEWART. Born BEF 16 MAY 1452, , , , Scotland. Married

        first, FEB 1474, , , , Scotland, Sir_James HAMILTON, born ABT
        1415, , , , Scotland, died 12 NOV 1479, , , , Scotland, son of
        James HAMILTON and Janet LIVINGSTON.  Married second, BEF 26 APR
        1467, Thomas BOYD, born , , , Scotland, died ABT    1473,
        Antwerp, , , Belgium.  Died ABT    MAY 1488, , , , Scotland.
        !GENEALOGY: Calhoun; Hamilton; Baskin and Related Families; Page
        115; No 17 on Chart; FHL film 0896933 !GENEALOGY: IMPRINTS 1608-
        1980; Hamilton; Allied Families; Page 1; Sister Mary Louise
        Donnelly; Copy in possession of Charlotte Maness !GENEALOGY:
        Calhoun; Hamilton; Baskin and Related Families; Page 116; FHL

        Ms. Charlotte Maness, 757 Oak St, Apartment B, Lakewood, CO 80215




        Stewart - Hamilton - Maness  Family  History                   18 March
1992







        film 0896933 !GENEALOGY: The Complete Peerage of England;
        Scotland; Ireland; Great Britian and The United Kingdon; Page
        219; 255; 256; G929.72; G35p; Denver Public Library; Genealogy
        !GENEALOGY: Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons; Page 225;
        G929.72; C6943ra; Denver Public Library; Genealogy !GENEALOGY:
        The Scots Peerage; Page 353; G929.72; P291sc; Denver Public
        Library; Geneallgy

             Children of Mary STEWART and Sir_James HAMILTON:

           52       i   Sir_James HAMILTON_II, b. 1475, Scotland, d.
                        1529, Scotland

                   ii   Elizabeth (secunda) HAMILTON.  Died AFT    APR
                        1531.  !GENEALOGY: The Scots Peerage; Page 353;
                        G929.72; P291sc; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

                  iii   James (natural) HAMILTON.  Died BEF    1473.
                        !GENEALOGY: The Scots Peerage; Page 353; G929.72;
                        P291sc; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

                   iv   John (natural) HAMILTON.  Died BEF    1540.
                        !GENEALOGY: The Scots Peerage; Page 353; G929.72;
                        P291sc; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

                    v   Patrick (natural) HAMILTON.  Married Margaret
                        STEWART, died AFT  5 JUL 1542.  Died 30 APR 1520,
                        Edinburgh, , , Scotland.  !GENEALOGY: The Scots
                        Peerage; Page 353; G929.72; P291sc; Denver Public
                        Library; Genealogy

                   vi   David (natural) HAMILTON.  Died 1523.
                        !GENEALOGY: The Scots Peerage; Page 354; G929.72;
                        P291sc; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

             Mary STEWART and Thomas BOYD had no children.

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Mary died in May 1488 at the age of thirty-five.

Due to their proximity to the throne, Mary's descendants, the Hamiltons of Arran and the Stewart Lennoxes, would obtain considerable power, and play conspicuous roles in 16th century Scottish politics; especially effecting the life and reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, the great-granddaughter of her brother, James III.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Stewart,_Princess_of_Scotland

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James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He married secondly, Princess Mary Stewart of Scotland, daughter of James II of Scotland, and widow of Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran. By Princess Mary, Hamilton had three children:

Elizabeth Stewart - married Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox

James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran

Robert Hamilton, Seigneur d'Aubigny

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Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was born before 16 May 1452. She was the daughter of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern.

She married, firstly, Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran, son of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Mariot Maxwell, before 26 April 1467.

She married, secondly, James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, son of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston, between February 1474 and April 1474. Dispensation from the Pope was granted 25 April 1476, thereby legitimising the two children already born. She died circa May 1488.

Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland gained the title of Princess Mary of Scotland. As a result of her marriage, Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was styled as Countess of Arran before 26 April 1467. From before 26 April 1467, her married name became Boyd. Her marriage to Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran was annulled before 1468. From before April 1474, her married name became Lady Hamilton.

Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran

   * Margaret Boyd b. b 1468, d. a 1516
   * James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock b. c 1469, d. 1484

Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton

   * Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton+ d. a Apr 1531
   * Hon. Robert Hamilton, Seigneur d'Aubigny d. 1543
   * James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran+ b. c 1475, d. bt 26 Mar 1529 - 21 Jul 1529

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10212.htm#i102114

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From thePeerage.com:

    Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was born before 16 May 1452. She was the daughter of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern. She married, firstly, Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran, son of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Mariot Maxwell, before 26 April 1467. She married, secondly, James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, son of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston, between February 1474 and April 1474. Dispensation from the Pope was granted 25 April 1476, thereby legitimising the two children already born. She died circa May 1488.

Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran

   * Margaret Boyd b. b 1468, d. a 1516
   * James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock b. c 1469, d. 1484

Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton

   * Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton+ d. a Apr 1531
   * Hon. Robert Hamilton, Seigneur d'Aubigny d. 1543
   * James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran+ b. c 1475, d. bt 26 Mar 1529 - 21 Jul 1529

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Princess Mary Stewart was born circa 1452. She was the daughter of James II King of Scotland and Mary of Gueldres Queen of Scotland. 
    Princess Mary Stewart married Thomas Boyd Earl of Arran, son of Lord Robert Boyd and Mariota or Janet Maxwell, in 1469. The marriage was declared null and void and she was compelled to marry James, Lord Hamilton. Mary was granted a divorce from Thomas Boyd Earl of Arran before 1474. Princess Mary Stewart married Sir James Hamilton (1st Lord) as his second wife, circa February 1473/74. After the forfeiture of Thomas Boyd, earl of Arran in 1469, Hamilton married Boyd's widow, the Princess Mary Stewart, daughter of James II. Buchanan states that a divorce was made during Boyd's absence in Flanders, and the princess married Hamilton much against her will. Boyd, he adds, died not long afterwards. Another version is that Boyd was dead before the marriage was arranged. It probably took place in February or March 1473/4. On 25 April 1476 a dispensation was granted by Pope Sixtus IV to Lord James Hamilton and Mary Stewart as having married within the prohibited degrees. 
    Mary died in May 1488.

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Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland1 (F) b. before 16 May 1452, d. circa May 1488, #102114 Pedigree Last Edited=18 Sep 2003 Consanguinity InDe x=0.3% Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland was the daughter of James II Stewa rt, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern. She was born before 16 May 1452.2 She married, firstly, Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran, son of Robert Boyd, 1s t Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Mariot Maxwell, before 26 April 1467.3 She marr ied, secondly, James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, son of Sir James Hamilton, 5th of Cadzow and Janet Livingston, between February 1474 and April 1474. Dis pensation from the Pope was granted 25 April 1476, thereby legitimising the t wo children already born.4 She died circa May 1488.5 She gained the title of Princess Mary of Scotland. Through her marriage, Mary Stewart, Princess of S cotland gained the title of Countess of Arran before 26 April 1467. Her marri age to Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran was annulled before 1468.5 Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran: Jame s Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd b. b 1468, d. 1484 Margaret Boyd b. b 1468, d. a 151 6 Children of Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland and James Hamilton, 1st Lor d Hamilton: Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton+ b. b 1474, d. a Apr 1531 James Hamilto n, 1st Earl of Arran+ b. c 1475, d. bt 26 Mar 1529 - 21 Jul 1529 Hon. Robe rt Hamilton, Seigneur d'Aubigny b. b 1480, d. 1543 Citations [S11] Alison W eir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley H ead, 1999), page 233. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warran d and Lord Howard De Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotla nd, 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 VI, page 256. Hereinafter cited as T he Complete Peerage. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 219. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VI, page 255 . [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 220. -------------------- Princess of the Scottish Realm; Princess Mary of Scotland -------------------- Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran Birth: May 16, 1452 Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland Death: May 1488 (36) Hamilton,Clydesdale,Lanarkshire,Scotland Immediate Family: Daughter of James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders, Queen consort of Scotland Wife of Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran and James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton Mother of Sir John Hamilton 1502; James Boyd, of Arran; Margaret Boyd; James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran; Hon. Elizabeth Hamilton; Sir Robert Hamilton, 1480 and Patrick Hamilton, of Kincavil « less Sister of Child Stewart; James III of Scotland; Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany; David Stewart, Prince Of Scotland / Earl Of Moray; Lord John Stewart; Princess Margaret Stewart of Scotland and Elizabeth Stewart « less


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Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran's Timeline

1452
May 16, 1452
Stirling,Stirlingshire,Scotland
1467
April 26, 1467
Age 14
Scotland, England
1468
1468
Age 15
1470
1470
Age 17
Abt. 1470
1474
April 1474
Age 21
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1475
1475
Age 22
1475
Age 22
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

born in 1473 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

1480
1480
Age 27
Scotland
1488
May 1488
Age 35
Hamilton,Clydesdale,Lanarkshire,Scotland
1502
1502
Age 36