John Stewart, 4th Lord of Innermeath

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John Stewart

Birthdate: (49)
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Stewart, 3rd Lord of Innermeath and Margaret Lindsay, Lady Innermeath
Husband of Elizabeth Gray
Father of Katherine Stewart and James Stewart, 5th Lord of Innermeath
Brother of Marjory Stewart; Bernhard Stewart and William Stewart
Half brother of James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune; Henry Stewart, of Buchlyvie and Elisabeth Stewart

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About John Stewart, 4th Lord of Innermeath

Biographical Summary

"John, fourth Lord Innermeath, succeeded his father. He had a charter, under the Great Seal, 23 June 1542, of the lands of Redcastle, for which he was to pay one red rose in the name of blench, and was in that year made one of the Extraordinary Lords of Session. He joined the association for the safety of King James VI. in 1567, and was present at his coronation. He died in January 1569-70, and his will is registered at Edinburgh. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Betoun of Creich, who had a gift of his marriage 7 January 1536-37...

...Elizabeth Betoun, Lady Innermeath, married, secondly James Gray, son to Patrick, Lord Gray ... but she divorced him for adultery 10 June 1581."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. V, page 5

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on John Stewart:

John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath [1]

  • M, #109278,
  • b. before 1521,
  • d. January 1569/70
  • Last Edited=3 Sep 2006
  • Consanguinity Index=4.13%

John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath was born before 1521.[1] He was the son of Richard Stewart, 3rd Lord Innermeath and Margaret Lindsay.[1]

He married Elizabeth Bethune, daughter of Sir John Bethune, 2nd of Creich and Janet Hay, between January 1537 and 1540.[1]

He died in January 1569/70.[1]

He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Innermeath [S., 1469] in 1532.[1]

He held the office of Sheriff of Forfarshire in 1541.[1]

He held the office of Extraordinary Lord of Session [Scotland] between 1541 and 1544.[1]

Child of John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath

  • 1. Katharine Stewart+[2]

Children of John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath and Elizabeth Bethune

  • 1. John Stewart d. b 1607
  • 2. James Stewart, 5th Lord Innermeath+[1] b. bt 1537 - 1539, d. 14 Feb 1585/86


  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 140. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 299.
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John Stewart, 4th Lord of Innermeath's Timeline

Age 17
Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
January 1570
Age 49