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Elizabeth Bethune, mistress

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cardinal David John Bethune and Marion Mariota Ogilvy
Wife of John Stewart 4.th Lord of Innermeath, Eide Lutherie
Mother of Jean Stewart and William Stewart of Latheris
Sister of Margaret Bethune; Archdeacon of Lothian Archibald Bethune; David Bethune; Agnes Gordon; Alexander Bethune and 3 others

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Elizabeth Bethune, or Beaton, was one of the mistresses of James V of Scotland. Their daughter Jean married Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Beaton of Creich, a nephew of James Beaton, Archbishop of St Andrews. With King James V she had a daughter, Lady Jean Stewart. As an infant, Lady Jean was brought up in the household of Mary of Guise and then briefly in the nursery of her legitimate half-brother Prince James.

Subsequently, Elizabeth was married to John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath, by whom she had two sons, John Stewart (d.1607), and James Stewart, 5th Lord Innermeath. Elizabeth and John were granted lands in the parish of Inverkeilor in May 1544. She married, secondly, James Gray, son of Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray.

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 10
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 17
Scotland, United Kingdom