James Stewart of Abernethy and Kinfauns

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About James Stewart of Abernethy and Kinfauns

King Robert II has also many illegitimate children with several mistresses, including four sons with his favorite Mariota Cardeny, daughter of Sir Cardeny, and widow of Alexander Mac Naugthon:

Alexander Stewart, of Inverlunan, Sir John Stewart, of Cardeny, James Stewart, of Abernethy and Kinfauns, and (probably) Walter Stewart

From link to The Historical Castles and Mansions of Scotland: Perthshire and Forfarshire By Alexander Hastie Millar. Page 113.

"The earliest charter referring to Kinfauns which we have found duly registered is dated 1371, and is a confirmation by Robert II. of certain teinds, from the estate to the monastery of Scone. In 1382 this monarch granted the east half of the lands of Kinfauns to James Stewart, the third of his four natural sons by Mariota de Cardney; while at the same time he bestowed the west half of Kinfauns on Walter Stewart, his youngest son by the same mother. James Stewart of Kinfauns was a notable personage in his time, having held the important post of Keeper of Edinburgh Castle in 1398, but as he died without issue the estate reverted to the Crown ..."


Illegitimate children of Robert II and Mariota de Cardney


  1. Alexander Stewart of Innerlunan
  2. Sir John Stewart of Cardney
  3. James Stewart of Abernethy & Kinfaun
  4. Walter Stewart


  • page 564 of Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Edition ...
  • MacFarlane Families and Connected Clans Genealogies
  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p10814.htm#i108134
    • Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 225. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
    • 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 17. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • link to Rotuli Scaccarii Regum Scotorum: The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Volume 4 By Scotland. Court of Exchequer. Appendix to Preface.
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James Stewart of Abernethy and Kinfauns's Timeline

January 13, 1383
Age 10