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Elizabeth Stewart

Birthplace: Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Glamis, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Eleanor Sinclair , Countess of Atholl
Wife of Alexander Robertson, 5th of Struan b1440
Mother of John Robertson, 1st of Muirton; Alexander Robertson and Margaret Robertson of Struan, Countess of Erroll
Sister of Lady Margaret Stewart; Marjory Stewart; John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl; Lady Elspeth Stewart; Christian Stewart and 5 others
Half sister of Isabella Stewart; Jean Stewart, Countess of Huntly; Elisabeth Stewart, Countess of Argyll; Anne Elizabeth Stewart and Lady Catharine Stewart

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About Lady Elizabeth Stewart

  • Elizabeth III Stewart1
  • F, #37795
  • Father Sir John Stewart, 1st Earl Atholl, Ambassador to England b. c 1440, d. 15 Sep 1512
  • Mother Eleanor Sinclair d. 21 Mar 1519
  • Elizabeth III Stewart married Alexander Robertson circa 24 April 1504.
  • Family Alexander Robertson d. c 1506
  • Children
    • Margaret Robertson+ d. b 12 Jun 1561
    • John Robertson2
  • Citations
  • [S11560] Unknown author, The Scots Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, 1904, Vol. I, p. 442, Vol. II, p. 569.
  • [S11570] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, by Sir Bernard Burke, p. 1926.
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  • Lady Elizabeth Stewart1
  • F, #518523
  • Last Edited=14 Nov 2013
  • Consanguinity Index=0.09%
  • Lady Elizabeth Stewart is the daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Lady Eleanor Sinclair.2 She married Alexander Robertson, 9th of Glenerochie, son of Robert Robertson and Lady Margaret Stewart, on 24 April 1504.1
  • Her married name became Robertson.
  • Children of Lady Elizabeth Stewart and Alexander Robertson, 9th of Glenerochie
    • Margaret Robertson+3
    • Alexander Robertson2
    • John Robertson+2 b. c 1499, d. 1540
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3365. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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  • John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (c. 1440 – 15 September 1512), also known as Sir John Stewart of Balveny, was a Scottish nobleman and ambassador to England (in 1484).
  • He was the oldest child of Joan Beaufort, widow of James I of Scotland, and her second husband Sir James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn.
  • He was created Earl of Atholl in around 1457, the first earl of the eighth creation of the title. He is believed to have had a hand in suppressing the rebellion of John Macdonald, 11th Earl of Ross, the last of the Lords of the Isles. According to legend, the Earl of Atholl had whisky, honey and oats added to Macdonald's water well, which so entranced or intoxicated him that Macdonald was easily captured. The mixture became a drink named Atholl Brose.
  • Stewart was buried in Dunkeld Cathedral in Perthshire.
  • John Stewart married twice and had several children. However, the exact number, names and the attribution of his children to their mothers is unclear.
  • He married firstly, in 1459–1460, Margaret Douglas, Fair Maid of Galloway, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas. Margaret had been married already to the 8th Earl and possibly the 9th Earl of Douglas. She died between 1473 and 1475. They had three daughters:
    • Janet Stewart, married Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly.
    • Elizabeth Stewart, married Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray.
    • Christian, married Neil Stewart of Garth.
  • He married secondly, before April 1475, Eleanor Sinclair (d. 21 March 1518), daughter of William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney. They had two sons and nine daughters:
    • John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl, living 1520, and died before 1522, who married Janet Campbell (died about Candlemas 1545/6), daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Arygll.
    • Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Caithness.
    • Jean (or Janet) Stewart, married by contract dated 31 August 1507, James Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott. He had a crown charter of the feudal barony of Arbuthnott 29 January 1507. He left a testament dated 7 March 1521, and died before 13 March 1521.
    • Katherine Stewart, married Sir John Forbes, 6th Lord Forbes.
    • Elizabeth/Elspeth Stewart, married Sir Robert Innes 2nd of Innermarky.
    • Marjory Stewart, married Sir Colin Campbell, of Glenorchy.
    • Margaret Stewart, married Sir William Murray, of Castleton who was killed at Battle of Flodden, Ancestor of the Dukes of Atholl
    • Elizabeth Stewart, married Alexander Robertson, of Strowan.
    • Elizabeth (or Isabel) Stewart, married John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox
    • Jean Stewart, married Robert Gordon, Knt., of Pitlurg.
    • Margaret Stewart, married Robert Robertson younger, of Strowan.
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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland Vol. 2 by Burke, Bernard ....
  • From their ancestor DUNCAN DE ATHOLIA, Earl of Athol, they are known among the highlanders of Scotland as "Clandonachy," or descendants of Duncan. He m. 1st, a dau. of Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, and had a son, ROBERT DE ATHOLIA, ancestor of the STRUAN family. Duncan, by his 2nd wife (presumed to have been a dau. of Angus Moer, Lord of the Isles), had a son, PATRICK DE ATHOLIA, who received from his father the Barony of Lude, ancestor of the great Scottish family of ROBERTSON of Lude, represented by Col. JAMES ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, of the 82nd Regt., son and heir of Lieut.-Gen. William Robertson, of Lude, by Margaret his wife, eldest dau. of George Haldane, Esq. of Gleneagles, co. Perth. A younger branch of the Lude family were the ROBERTSONS of Tulliebelton, co. Perth,
  • ROBERT DE ATHOLIA (the eldest son of Duncan de Atholia) had, by his 1st wife, dau. and co-heir of Sir John Stirling, of Glenesk, a dau. Jean, to. Alexander Menzies, of Fothergill. By his 2nd wife he had a son,
  • DUNCAN DE ATHOLIA, mentioned in the Rotuli Scotiæ under the name of "Duncanus de Atholia, dominus de Ranagh." He was s. by his son,
  • ROBERT DE ATHOLIA (Reoch), one of the most noted chiefs of his day. He arrested the murderers of JAMES I., and for this good service received a Crown charter, erecting his whole lands into a free barony, dated 1451, and also an honourable augmentation to his arms. He m. the Lady Margaret Stewart, by whom he had three sons,
    • ALEXANDER, his heir.
    • Robert, of Dalcabon, ancestor of SIR ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, who assumed the surname of COLYEAR, and was created a baronet, 1677. His son and successor, SIR DAVID COLYEAR, Bart., a military officer of reputation, was elevated to the Scottish Peerage as EARL OF PORTMORE, a dignity which remained with his descendants until the death s. p. of the late Earl of Portmore.
    • Patrick.
  • He d. temp. JAMES II., and was s. by his son,
  • ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, or son of Robert, which from this date, became the designation of the family. He m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Patrick, Lord Glammis, by whom he had
    • DUNCAN, who d. v. p.
    • Robert, m. Isabell, dau. of John, Earl of Athol, and d. v. p., leaving a son,
      • WILLIAM, s. his grandfather.
    • Andrew, ancestor to the ROBERTSONS of Ladykirk, Edradynet, &c.
    • James, ancestor of the ROBERTSONS of Kindrochit, Achlichs, &c.
    • Mary, m. Andrew Moray, of Ogilvie and Abercairney.
  • He m. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau. of John, Earl of Athol, by whom he had
    • Alexander, ancestor of the ROBERTSONS of Faskally.
    • John, of Muirton, ancestor of ROBERTSON-WILLIAMSON, of Lawers.
    • Margaret, m. George, 7th Earl of Errol, and had issue.
  • He d. about 1506 or 1507, and was s. by his grandson,
  • WILLIAM ROBERTSON, of Struan, who was killed in a feud with the Earl of Athol. He was s. by his son,
  • .... etc.


  • 'Stewart19'
  • Sir John Stewart of Balveny, 1st Earl of Atholl (b c1440, d 19.09.1512)
  • The attribution of his children between his wives is not certain. TSP(Atholl) does not even try to say which child was by which wife but BE1883 does give a lead. However, with TSP naming more daughters than BE1883, with some names being duplicated, some doubt remains on this matter which may be researched further in due course.
  • m1. (1460) Margaret Douglas (b 1430, d before 1475, dau of Archibald, 5th Earl of Douglas)
    • 1. Janet Stewart (d 27.10.1510)
    • m. Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly (d 16.01.1524)
    • 2. Elizabeth Stewart
    • m. Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray (d 1514)
  • m2. (before 1475) Eleanor Sinclair (dau of William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney, Earl of Caithness)
    • 3. John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl (d by 1522)
    • m. Janet Campbell (d c02.02.1545-6, dau of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll)
      • A. John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Atholl (b 06.10.1507, .... etc.
    • 4. Andrew Stewart (d 1542, Bishop of Caithness)
    • 5. Jean Stewart
    • m. John Gordon of Pitlurg (d 1546)
    • 6. Catherine Stewart
    • m. John Forbes, 6th Lord (d 1547)
    • 7. Elspeth Stewart
    • m. (c1510) Robert Innes, 2nd of Innermarkie (d c10.1551)
    • 8. Marjory Stewart
    • m. Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd of Glenorchy (d 12.08.1523)
    • 9. Margaret Stewart
    • m. Sir William Murray of Castleton (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
    • 10. Isabel (or Elizabeth) Stewart
    • m. (before 24.04.1504) Alexander Robertson of Strowan (d c1506)
    • 11. Elizabeth (or Anne) Stewart
    • m1. (mcrt 19.11.1511) John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Lennox (d 04.09.1526)
    • m2. (mcrt 09.12.1529) Ninian Ross, 3rd Lord of Halkhead (d 02.1555-6)
    • 12. Margaret Stewart
    • m. Robert Robertson, younger of Strowan (dvp)
    • 13. Christian Stewart (d 30.05.1538)
    • m. Neil Stewart of Garth
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) Stewart of Atholl - BE1883 (Stewart of Atholl), TSP (Stewart of Atholl)
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  • 'Robertson01'
  • Duncan de Atholl, 5th of Glenerochie, 1st Chief (a 1346)
  • Duncan is generally accepted as the first Chief of the Clan Donnachaidh which took its name from him. In the early 15th century when (for the first time) many families chose lasting family names, the head of the family was Robert (4th Chief) and members of the senior family in the Clan took Robertson as their family name. In support of their chief, many of their kinsmen took that name also although others preferred names such as Duncanson or MacDonachie.
  • m. dau of Malcolm, 5th Earl of Lennox
    • 1. Robert de Atholl, 6th of Glenerochie
    • m1. Jean Stirling (dau of Sir John de Striveling of Glenesk)
      • A. Jean de Atholl
      • m. Alexander Menzies of Fotheringill
    • m2. heiress of Fordill
      • B. Duncan de Atholl, 7th of Glenerochie
        • i. Robert 'Ruadh', 8th of Glenerochie, 4th Chief (d c08.1460)
        • Robert had most of his lands, including Glenerochie, pulled together into one Barony of Struan.
          • a. Alexander Robertson, 9th of Glenerochie/Struan (d c1506)
          • m1. (01.04.1440) Elizabeth Lyon (dau of Patrick Lyon, 1st Lord of Glamis)
            • (1) Duncan Robertson (dvp)
            • (2) Robert Robertson (dvp)
            • m. Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl)
              • (A) William Robertson, 10th of Struan (d 1532)
                • (i) Robert Robertson, 11th of Struan, 7th Chief
                • m. (09.02.1544/5) Mariota MacIan (dau of Ian MacIan of Ardnamurchan)
                • (ii) Isabel Robertson
                • m. David Moncreiffe in Kirkwall (d c1625)
            • (3) Andrew Robertson ancestor of Robertsons of Killichangy, Ladykirk, Eastertyre and Edradynate
            • (4) James Robertson of Calvine
            • (5) Mary Robertson
            • m. Andrew Moray, 5th of Abercairney (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
          • m2. (before 24.04.1504) Elizabeth or Isabel Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl)
            • (6) Alexander Robertson, 1st of Faskally (d by 03.1557)
            • m. (by 01.05.1543) Elizabeth or Isobel Hay
            • (7) John Robertson of Muirton ancestor of Robertson-Williamsons of Lawers
            • (8) Margaret Robertson
            • m1. Thomas Innes of Elrick (d before 1528)
            • m2. (c1528) George Hay, 7th Earl of Erroll (d 30.01.1573-4)
          • b. Robert Robertson of Dalcabon
          • c. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): BLG1952 (Robertson of Struan)
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Lady Elizabeth Stewart's Timeline

Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 18
Elgin, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 27
Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 35
Strowan, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 35
Glamis, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom