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Agnes Stewart, Countess of Bothwell

Also Known As: "Isabel Stewart", "of Buchan", "Isabel"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: February 1557
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Scotland
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Daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret Murray, of Falahill
Wife of Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell; Alexander Home, 3rd Lord Home; Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell and Cuthbert Ramsay, Burgess of Edinburgh
Partner of James IV, king of Scots
Mother of Janet Stewart; Patrick Hepburn, 3rd Earl of Bothwell and Janet Home
Sister of Margaret Stewart; Elizabeth Stewart and James Stewart of Traquair
Half sister of Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan; N.N. Stewart, Baroness of Saltoun and Alexander Murray of Shillinglaw

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About Agnes Stewart, Countess of Bothwell

LADY AGNES STEWART

Lady Agnes Stewart was also known as Isabella Stewart. She and James IV Stewart, King of Scotland were associated before 1511.



Agnes Stewart was born as the 'bastard-natural' of James Stewart, earl of Buchan by Margaret, widow of William Murray. She became mistress of James IV, king of Scots, and bore him a daughter. However, soon after 28 August 1511 she married Adam Hepburn, earl of Bothwell, and bore him a son. Just two years later, on 9 September 1513, both her husband and King James IV fell at the battle of Flodden.

== Biography ==

Lady Agnes Stewart (died 1557) was a Scottish noble. She was born the illegitimate[1] daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret Murray.[1] On 31 October 1552 she was legitimized, confirmed by Queen Mary of Guise under the Great Seal of Scotland.

Lady Agnes 'Countess of Bothwell' (Murray) Stewart - Hepburn - Home - Maxwell - Ramsay

SHE HAD 4 HUSBANDS;

Lady Agnes Stewart married

  1. first Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell in August 1511 (killed at the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513),
  2. secondly Alexander Home, 3rd Lord Home (executed on 8 October 1516),
  3. thirdly Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell (died 9 July 1546), and
  4. fourthly Cuthbert Ramsay, a burgess of Edinburgh, who survived her.[2][3]

Children of Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell and Agnes Stewart

  1. Elizabeth Hepburn+3
  2. Patrick Hepburn, 3rd Earl of Bothwell+1 b. bt 1511 - 1513, d. Sep 1556

Robert Maxwell married (in 1491 or 1492) Agnes, the daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, thereby forging a link to a branch of the royal House of Stuart. She was still living on 25 July 1530. They had at least eight children:

  1. Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell Regent of the Isle of Arran, Warden of the West Marches. Lord High Admiral, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Extraordinary Lord of Session and one of the members of the council of Regency Herbert Maxwell, ancestor of the Maxwells of Clowden John Maxwell, who was Abbot of Dundrennan in 1524 Edward Maxwell, who was still living on 6 June 1540
  2. Mary Maxwell, who married James Johnstone of that Ilk
  3. Agnes Maxwell, who married Robert Charteris of Amisfield
  4. Isobel Maxwell, who married Laird Robert Porterfield
  5. Katherine Maxwell, who married Ninian Glendoning of Parton.

She died in February, 1557.


Although he had a wife and children, Hearty James Stewart, Earl of Buchan, inherited the Beaufort libido. He had a mistress, Mrs. Margaret Murray, by whom he had two children – James Stewart, 1st Laird of Traquair and Agnes Stewart who continued in the tradition of her mother. Charles Stuart-Menteth was descended from the son whose descendants were fairly quiet and well behaved, but Ludivina was descended from the wild daughter, Agnes Stewart.


Wikipedia: Lady Agnes Stewart

"Lady Agnes Stewart was born illegitimately. She was the daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret (?). She married, firstly, Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell, son of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell and Lady Margaret Gordon, circa 28 August 1511.1 She married, secondly, Alexander Home, 3rd Lord Home, son of Alexander Home, 2nd Lord Home and Nichole Ker, on 3 June 1514. She married, thirdly, Robert Maxwell, 4th Lord Maxwell, son of John Maxwell, 3rd Lord Maxwell and Agnes Stewart, between 1520 and 15 November 1525. She married, fourthly, Cuthbert Ramsay before 13 December 1549. She died circa February 1557.

As a result of her marriage, Lady Agnes Stewart was styled as Countess of Bothwell circa 28 August 1511. From circa 28 August 1511, her married name became Hepburn. From 3 June 1514, her married name became Home. From between 1520 and 15 November 1525, her married name became Maxwell. From before 13 December 1549, her married name became Ramsay. On 31 October 1552 she was legitimised under the Great Seal."

Mistress of James IV King of Scotland with Isabel Buchan, daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan:

  • Lady Janet Stewart (before 1510 – 20 February 1562), married Lord Malcolm, 3rd Baron Fleming; later she became mistress of King Henry II of France, with whom she had a son.

Children of Lady Agnes Stewart and Adam Hepburn, 2nd Earl of Bothwell include:

  • Patrick Hepburn, 3rd Earl of Bothwell b. abt 1511 - 1513, d. Sep 1556[1][2]

Children of Lady Agnes Stewart and Alexander Home, 3rd Lord Home include:

  • Janet Home, married John Hamilton of Samuelston (aka Clydesdale John), illegitimate son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran[1][5]

Sources

  • The following is from the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: AGNES (-Feb 1557). Mistress of JAMES IV King of Scotland, son of JAMES III King of Scotland & his wife Margarethe of Denmark. She m firstly (1511) ADAM Hepburn Earl of Bothwell, son of PATRICH Hepburn Earl of Bothwell & his second wife Margaret Gordon of the Earls of Huntly ([1492]-killed in battle Pinkie 9 Sep 1513). m secondly ([9 Sep 1513/14 Feb 1514]) ALEXANDER Lord Home, son of ALEXANDER Home Lord Home (-beheaded Edinburgh 8 Oct 1516, bur Greyfriars). m thirdly ([1520/15 Nov 1525]) as his second wife, ROBERT Maxwell Lord Maxwell, son of JOHN Maxwell Lord Maxwell & his wife Agnes Stewart of Garlies ([1493/94]-Logan 9 Jul 1546). m fourthly (before 13 Dec 1549) as his first wife, CUTHBERT Ramsay, son of NICHOLAS Ramsay of Dalhousie & his wife --- (-after Feb 1557).
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  • http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/latescots.htm King James IV had the following illegitimate children: By his first cousin once removed Agnes Stewart (mar. (1) aft. 28 Aug 1511 Adam [Hepburn], 2nd Earl of Bothwell; (2) 3 Jun 1514 Alexander [Home], 3rd Lord Home, (3) betw. 1520 and 15 Nov 1525 as his second wife Robert [Maxwell], 4th Lord Maxwell, and (4) bef. 13 Dec 1549 Cuthbert Ramsay, son of Nicholas Ramsay of Dalhousie; she was legitimated 31 Oct 1552 ; d. Feb 1557), illegit. dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Buchan, by his mistress Margaret Murray 3. Lady Janet Stewart, Governess to Mary I, Queen of Scotland 1548 and later mistress of Henry II, King of France (b. 17 Jul 1502; d. betw. 5 Oct 1560 and 20 Feb 1562/3), mar. after 28 Feb 1523/4 Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, and had issue

EARLS of BUCHAN 1469-1585 (STEWART)

JAMES Stewart, son of JAMES Stewart of Lorn & his wife Joan Beaufort (-[Jan 1497/Jan 1500]). Earl of Buchan 1469. m (before 1 Mar 1467) MARGARET Ogilvy, daughter and heiress of ALEXANDER Ogilvy of Auchterhouse & his wife ---.
James & his wife had one child:

1. ALEXANDER (-1505). Earl of Buchan. m firstly (before 20 May 1491) ISABEL Ogilvy, daughter of --- (-after 20 May 1491). m secondly (before 1499) as her first husband, MARGARET Ruthven, daughter of WILLIAM Lord Ruthven & his first wife Isabel --- (-1548). She married (before 21 Jun 1508) John Erskine the younger of Dun. Alexander & his second wife had four children:

a) JOHN ([1498]-1551 after 14 Jul). Earl of Buchan. m MARGARET Scrymgeour, daughter of JAMES Scrymgeour of Dudhope & his wife ---. John & his wife had two children:

i) JOHN (-killed in battle Pinkie 10 Sep 1547). Master of Buchan. m firstly ELIZABETH Stuart, illegitimate daughter of JAMES Stuart Earl of Moray & his mistress Marion Stewart . m secondly (before 15 May 1547) MARGARET Ogilvy, daughter of WALTER Ogilvy of Boyne & his wife --- (-after 26 Dec 1549). John & his second wife had one child:

(a) CHRISTIAN ([1547/48]-Aberdeen 20 Sep 1580). Ctss of Buchan. Betrothed (16 Jan 1550) to JAMES Stewart, illegitimate son of JAMES V King of Scotland & his mistress Margaret Erskine ([1531]-murdered Linlithgow 21 Jan 1570, bur 14 Feb 1570 Edinburgh, St Giles). He was created Earl of Moray in 1562. m ROBERT Douglas of Morton, son of ROBERT Douglas of Lochleven & his wife Margaret Erskine (-Mills of Drum 18 Aug 1580). Earl of Buchan.

ii) JAMES . m CHRISTIAN, daughter of JOHN Strang of Balcaskie & his wife ---. James & his wife had four children:

(a) JAMES . 1618.
(b) ALEXANDER .
(c) daughter .
(d) daughter .

b) son (1501-young).
c) AGNES .
d) JANET (-after 14 Jan 1513). m as his first wife, ALEXANDER Livingston Lord Livingston, son of WILLIAM Livingston Lord Livingstone & his wife Agnes Hepburn of Whitsome (-[25 Jul 1549/4 Jan 1551]).

James had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

2. daughter (-after 1530). m ALEXANDER Abernethy Lord Saltoun, son of JAMES Abernethy Lord Saltoun & his wife --- (-before 25 Jul 1527).

James had two illegitimate children by MARGARET Murray, widow of WILLIAM Murray, daughter of ---.

3. JAMES Stewart (-killed in battle Flodden 1513). First of Traquair. m CATHERINE Rutherford, daughter of PHILIP Rutherford of that Ilk & his wife ---.
- EARLS of TRAQUAIR.
4. AGNES (-Feb 1557). Balfour Paul records “Isabella Stewart, daughter of James Earl of Buchan” as mother of King James’s daughter “Janet” (no source cited)[1061]. Mistress ([1509]%29 of JAMES IV King of Scotland, son of JAMES III King of Scotland & his wife Margarethe of Denmark (17 Mar 1473-killed in battle Flodden 9 Sep 1513). m firstly (1511) ADAM Hepburn Earl of Bothwell, son of PATRICH Hepburn Earl of Bothwell & his second wife Margaret Gordon of the Earls of Huntly ([1492]-killed in battle Pinkie 9 Sep 1513). m secondly ([9 Sep 1513/14 Feb 1514]) ALEXANDER Lord Home, son of ALEXANDER Home Lord Home (-beheaded Edinburgh 8 Oct 1516, bur Greyfriars). m thirdly ([1520/15 Nov 1525]) as his second wife, ROBERT Maxwell Lord Maxwell, son of JOHN Maxwell Lord Maxwell & his wife Agnes Stewart of Garlies ([1493/94]-Logan 9 Jul 1546). m fourthly (before 13 Dec 1549) as his first wife, CUTHBERT Ramsay, son of NICHOLAS Ramsay of Dalhousie & his wife --- (-after Feb 1557).

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Agnes Stewart, Countess of Bothwell's Timeline

1502
July 17, 1502
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1512
1512
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1557
February 1557
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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Probably, Scotland (United Kingdom)