Margaret, heiress of Holkettle

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Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Holkettle, Fife, Scotland
Death: circa 1417 (81-97)
Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Margaret of Holkettle's father and Margaret of Holkettle's mother
Wife of Sir Robert Stewart of Innermeath, Knight
Mother of Catherine Stewart; Isobell Stewart; Christina Stewart; Sir Robert Stewart of Durrisdeer, Knight and Sir John Stewart of Innermeath, Knight

Occupation: Margaret, heiress of Holkettle
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About Margaret, heiress of Holkettle

Margaret, Heiress of Holkettle

  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1328 in Holkettle, Fifeshire, Scotland
  • parents: unknown


  1. 1 Robert STEWART , Lord of Innermeath b: ABT 1320 in Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland


  1. Catherine STEWART , Heiress of Holkettle b: ABT 1346 in Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. John STEWART , Lord of Lorn & Innermeath, Sir b: ABT 1348 in Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Robert STEWART , Laird of Durrisdeer b: ABT 1350 in Durrisdeer, Dumfriesshire, Scotland


Alexander de Betune was killed in the great battle of Duplin, anno 1332.

His son, Robert de Betune m Janet Balfour, daughter of Michael de Balfour, of that Ilk, and sister to John Balfour. Robert died 1346 without children. Roberts estate fell to John Bethun, his nephew, the son of Robert Bethun and Janet Balfour.

This John, first of the Bethuns of Balfour, acquired from Duncan, Earl of Fyffe (Probably Donnchadh IV, Earl of Fife), the lands of Holkettle. The same John married Catherine Stewart, daugther of Margaret Heiress of Holkettle and Robert Stewart Baron Lorn of Innermeath.

Catherine Stewart was born abt 1346 and Duncan, Earl of Fyffe died in 1353. But could it be that her mother Margaret died before Duncan, so that the title "Heiress of Holkettle" was from Duncan, Earl of Fyffe as her father ???

If that was the case, John acquired the lands of Holkettle from his father in-law. Cathrine also has the title "Heiress of Holkettle".

Source :

Can anyone confirm or deny my theory? I do not know any of the original sources of the information I have found. It is of course very possible that my proposal is completely wrong.

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Margaret, heiress of Holkettle's Timeline

Holkettle, Fife, Scotland
Age 18
Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 20
Ayreshire, Scotland
Age 27
Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 30
Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 30
Innermeath, Argyll, Scotland
Age 89
Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland