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Also Known As: "Jean MacRory of Bute & Arran Jeune Mackuerrdoe", "'makirdy'", "Jean dÍsles of Bute", "heiress of batte-ar", "12498"
Birthplace: Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Death: 1267
Dundonald Castle, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Wife of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland
Mother of Alianore Stewart; Mary Stewart; Hawise Stewart; daughter of Alexander Stewart; Sir Andrew Stewart and 1 other

Occupation: Heiress of Arran & Mac Rory of Bute, Lady Jean
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About wife of Alexander Stewart

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

The identity of Alexander's wife is uncertain.[5] Some secondary sources erroneously[6] identify her as Jean, daughter of James, son of Angus, son of Somerled.[7][8][9]

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Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Age 13
Age 21
Age 23
Dundonald Castle, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 38
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 41
Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 41
Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 41
Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom