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Annabella Stewart

Also Known As: "Countess of Huntly", "Annabella of Scotland", "Princess of Scotland"
Birthplace: Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: June 27, 1509 (76-77)
Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James I, King of Scots and Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots
Ex-wife of Louis de Savoie, comte de Genève and George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly
Mother of Isabel Gordon, Countess of Erroll and Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly
Sister of Margaret of Scotland, Dauphine de France; Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany; Eleanor Stewart; Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton; Mary Stewart, Countess of Buchan and 2 others
Half sister of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl; James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Moray

Occupation: Princess of Scotland
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About Annabella of Scotland

Annabella of Scotland (ca 1433 – after 1471) was the youngest daughter of King James I and Joan Beaufort.

First marriage:

Her first husband was Louis of Savoy, Count of Geneva whom she married in 1447 on either April 1 or December 14. However, in the year 1458 they separated, divorced and the marriage was annulled upon the request of Charles VII of France.

Second marriage:

Annabella returned to Scotland and married George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly. Notwithstanding this alliance, her ill fate pursued her, and she was legally divorced from her second husband by a sentence pronounced in the year 1471 which proceeded on the ground of consanguinity with his first wife, Elizabeth Dunbar, 8th Countess of Murray, as the two ladies were within the third and fourth degrees of relation.


Annabella and her second husband, the Earl of Huntly had issue:

Isabella (d.1485), wife of William Hay, 3rd Earl of Errol (d.1507).

She was thought also to have been mother to another five of his children, however this is thought improbable.

[What is certain is that there were no sons.]

Comments from Douglas Hickling via Rootsweb database

"Probably the last and most authoritative word on Annabella's children as the Countess of Huntly belongs to Alison Weir in BRITAIN'S ROYAL FAMILIES, at 232. She regards Isabel as the only probable child of Annabella's marriage to the earl. She says that "Annabella was also possibly, but improbably," the mother of Janet, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Agnes. Weir shows no sons resulting from this marriage, and says that it is "highly improbable" that Alexander, 3rd Earl of Huntly, was her son. Obviously, if Alexander was not Annabella's child, then neither were the younger sons and daughters. Without mentioning him, Weir seems generally to agree with Ferrerius in identifying Annabella's children by the second earl. My own view is that, had Riddell not erroneously copied the date of the 1466 writ as 1476 or had Elizabeth Hay been the royal princess instead of Annabella, the Gordon family historians would have continued to follow Ferrerius."



primer matrimonio

Su primer marido fue Luis de Saboya, Conde de Ginebra con quien se casó en 1447 en cada 1 de abril o 14 de diciembre. Sin embargo, en el año 1458 se separaron, se divorciaron y el matrimonio fue anulado a petición de Carlos VII de Francia.

segundo matrimonio

Annabella regresó a Escocia y se casó con George Gordon, segundo conde de Huntly. A pesar de esta alianza, su mala suerte le persigue, y ella se divorció legalmente de su segundo marido por una sentencia dictada en el año 1471 que se desarrolló en el terreno de consanguinidad con su primera esposa, Elizabeth Dunbar, octava condesa de Murray, como los dos señoras estaban dentro de los grados tercero y cuarto de la relación.

Lady Anabella Sewart was also known as Jean Stewart.1 She was the youngest daughter of James I Stewart, King of Scotland and Lady Joan Beaufort.2

Annabella Stewart was born after 1428. She married, firstly, Luigi di Savoia, Conte di Savoia, son of Luigi I, Duca di Savoia and Anne de Lusignan, on 14 December 1447 at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.1 She and Luigi di Savoia, Conte di Savoia were divorced in 1458.1

She married, secondly, George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, son of Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth Crichton, before 10 March 1459/60.1 She and George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly were divorced on 24 July 1471 on the grounds of consanguinity.1

From before 10 March 1459/60, her married name became Gordon. As a result of her marriage, Annabella Stewart was styled as Countess of Huntly on 15 July 1470. Children of Annabella Stewart and George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly

Lady Margaret Gordon+

   Lady Janet Gordon3 d. b Feb 1558/59
   Lady Elizabeth Gordon+
   Lady Isabella Gordon+1 d. b 1485


  • [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 232. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • [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 19. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • [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 513. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

Annabella (Stewart) de Savoie (1435 - 1509)

Annabella "Princess of Scotland" de Savoie formerly Stewart aka Gordon Born 1435 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotlandmap ANCESTORS ancestors Daughter of James Stewart and Joan (Beaufort) Stewart Sister of Margaret Stewart, Isabella Elizabeth (Stewart) Bretagne, Joan Stewart, Mary (Stewart) Borselen, Alexander Stewart, James II Stewart, Eleanor Stewart, John Stewart [half], James Stewart [half] and Andrew Stewart [half] Wife of Louis (Savoie) de Savoie — married about 1447 (to 1458) [location unknown] Wife of George Gordon — married Mar 1459 (to 24 Jul 1471) [location unknown] DESCENDANTS descendants Mother of Ann Gordon, Elizabeth (Gordon) Keith, Janet (Gordon) Gray, Isabella (Gordon) Hay, Elizabeth (Gordon) Sinclair, Margaret Gordon and Mary Gordon

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Annabella of Scotland's Timeline

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Probably, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
June 27, 1509
Age 77
Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
August 8, 1992
Age 77