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James Stewart, VI, illegitimate, 1st Earl of Moray

Also Known As: "Stuart"
Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Morayshire, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: March 14, 1544 (40-48)
Darnaway, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of James IV of Scotland and Janet Kennedy, Lady Bothwell
Husband of Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Sutherland; Marion Stewart, mistress and Elizabeth Isabel Stewart / Gordon
Father of Elizabeth Stuart, 2nd Countess of Moray and James Stewart, VII
Half brother of Margaret Stewart; Johanna (Jonet) Stewart; Catherine Stewart, Countess of Morton; Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St. Andrews; Mary Boyd and 9 others

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About James Stewart, VI, illegitimate, 1st Earl of Moray

JAMES Stewart ([1500]-Darnaway [3 Dec 1544/14 Mar 1545]). He was created Earl of Moray and Lord Abernethy 12 Jun 1501. He was a member of the Council of Regency for James V King of Scotland in Jan 1523. He was appointed the King's Lieutenant in the North in Mar 1531. He was chief of the commission which arranged the king's betrothal to Marie de Bourbon in Dec 1535. He retired from court to Moray in [1543][1209]. [1210]Betrothed (1524) to MARGARET Douglas, daughter of ARCHIBALD Douglas 6th Earl of Angus & his wife Lady Margaret Tudor (Harbottle 18 Oct 1515-Hackney 9 Mar 1578, bur 3 Apr 1578 Westminster Abbey). m ([24 Aug] 1529) as her first husband, ELIZABETH [Isabel] Campbell, daughter of COLIN Campbell 3rd Earl of Argyll & his wife Jean Gordon of Huntly (-before 15 May 1548). She married secondly ([21 Nov 1545/6 Aug 1546]) John Gordon Earl of Sutherland. Mistress (1): MARION Stewart, daughter of ---. Earl James had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):

  1. JAMES Stewart . He is named in his father's will[1211].
  2. ELIZABETH Stewart . She is named in her father's will[1212]. m as his first wife, JOHN Stewart Master of Buchan, son of JOHN Stewart 3rd Earl of Buchan & his wife Margaret Scrymgeour (-killed in battle Pinkie 1547).


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Morayshire, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 26
Of, , , Scotland
Age 31
March 14, 1544
Age 44
Darnaway, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland
(abt 44-1544)
1st Earl of Moray