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Also Known As: "Jeune Mackuerrdoe", "'makirdy'", "Jean dÍsles of Bute", "heiress of batte-ar", "12498"
Birthplace: Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Death: Died in Dundonald, Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Macrory, Lord of Bute and Ragnhild MacRory
Wife of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland
Mother of Alianore Stewart; Alexander Stewart, II; John Stewart of Bonkyl and Garlies; Mary Stewart; Hawise Stewart and 5 others
Half sister of Jean Macroy

Occupation: Heiress of Arran & Mac Rory of Bute
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About "Jean MacRory of Butte & Arran"

The identity of Alexander's wife is unknown. Traditionally she was Jean of Bute, the heir of Bute and Arran, but Lord Lyon David Sellars has shown her parents are likely a later myth to justify the Stewart takeover.

Jean Macrory of Bute

  • Father   James Macrory Lord of Bute and Arran b. circa 1185, d. 1210
  • Mother   Daughter of the Arran of the Isles2
  • Name Variation Jean Macrory of Bute was also found as Jane of Bute. 
  • Birth circa 1210


  1. Alexander Stewart 4th High Steward of Scotland, son of Walter Stewart 3rd High Steward of Scotland and Beatrix of Angus. No date for this marriage is given in Burke or by Thompsett, so have to assume that it occurred before the birth of first child. He was b. circa 1214, d. circa 1283

Children include

  • 1. Hawise Stewart 2. Married John de Soulis.
  •  2. Beatrix Stewart Countess of Crawford+ 2,6. also found as "daughter Stewart.". Married Sir Alexander Lindsay of Crawford and Luffness.
  •  3. Sir John Stewart of Bonkyl+ b. c 1240, d. 22 Jul 1298 2. Married Margaret de Bonkyl.
  •  4. James Stewart 5th High Steward of Scotland+ b. 1243, d. 16 Jul 1309. Married Gilles de Burgh.
  •  5. Elizabeth Stewart+ b. c 1250 4. Married Sir William "Le Hardi" Douglas of that Ilk.


  1. The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), vol. 1 p. 13. "His wife is said to have been Jean, daughter of James, Lord of Bute."
  2. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 449.


Sources 1.[S265] Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans

2.[S288] Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1906, McKerlie, (Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1906), ii, 267 (Reliability: 3)


  • Chronicon Manniae et Insularum (Chronicle of Man and the Isles) - 1164-1225.
  • Sellar, WDH (1966). "The Origins and Ancestry of Somerled". The Scottish Historical Review 45 (140, pt. 2): 123–142. JSTOR 25528658.
  • Sellar, WDH (2000). "Hebridean Sea Kings: The Successors of Somerled, 1164–1316". In Cowan, EJ; McDonald, RA. Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages. East Linton: Tuckwell Press. pp. 187–218. ISBN 1-86232-151-5.
  • Sellar, WDH (2004). "Somerled (d. 1164)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26782. Retrieved 5 July 2011. Subscription or UK public library membership required.
  • Wikipedia: Aonghas mac Somhairle
  • Wikipedia: Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland
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"Jean MacRory of Butte & Arran"'s Timeline

Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Age 29
Age 30
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 36
Bonkyl, Berwickshire, Scotland
Age 37
Age 39
Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 40
Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 50
Durisdeer, Dumfreshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 54
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland