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Alexander Stewart

Birthplace: Buchan Castle, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Death: 1505 (36-38)
Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret Ogilvy, Countess of Buchan
Husband of Margaret Ruthven
Father of Isabella Irvine; John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Buchan; Janet Stewart and Agnes Stewart
Brother of N.N. Stewart, Baroness of Saltoun
Half brother of Margaret Stewart; Elizabeth Stewart; Agnes Stewart, Countess of Bothwell and James Stewart of Traquair

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Buchan
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About Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan


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.
(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 ---.
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).,_2nd_Earl_of_Buchan

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Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan's Timeline

Buchan Castle, Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Age 37
Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland
Buchan, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Age 37
Garlies, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
Prince Of SCOTLAND, 2 Earl Buchan