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John Mourach Stewart, 2nd Lord of Lorn

Also Known As: "'Muireach'", "the Leper", "Lord Lorne", "3rd Lord of Lorn and /Inverneath/", "Lord of Lorn & Innermeath"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lorn, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dunstaffnage, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Stewart, 1st Lord of Lorn and Margaret Stewart, of Albany
Husband of daughter MacLaren of Ardveich and Agnes MacDonald
Father of Dugald Maclaurin Stewart, 1st of Appin; Janet Stewart Of Lorn & Innermeath; Isabel Stewart of Lorn, Countess of Argyll and Marion Campbell, Menteith
Brother of Margaret Stewart of Lorn; Sir David Stewart, 4th Lord of Rosyth; Lady Beatrice Stewart; Agnes Stewart of Lorn; Alan Stewart and 2 others

Occupation: 2nd Lord of Lorn, Lord of Lorn
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About John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn

He had two wives:

daughter MacDougall and daughter MacLaren. All other wives linked to him do not have valid sources and will be disconnected. ------------------------------------------------------- The name of John's first wife is not known. With his first wife Janet, Isabel and Marion were born. With a mistress (daughter of MacLaren) Dugald of Appin.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn was born between 1397 and 1434.3 He was the son of Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Lord Lorn and Joan Stewart. He gained the title of 2nd Lord Lorn [S., 1439] circa 1448.1 and also went by the nick-name of 'Muireach' (or in English, 'the Leper').4

John, Lord Lorn, called "the Leper," was surprised and mortally wounded by some of the Clan Dougall led by the 10th Chief's wild son, Black Alan MacDougall. (Alan M'Coule (3). He is said to have married on his death-bed (but this was not recognised by the authorities). John died of his wounds in his castle of Dunstaffnage on 20 Dec 1463.

Between 1449 and 1455 he sat in the Scottish Parliament as Lord Lorn.3

Sources

  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 138. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 218. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 139.
  4. [S37] 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 2, page 2766. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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  1. Scots Peerage page 332

John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn was born between 1397 and 1434.3 He was the son of Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Lord Lorn and Joan Stewart. He gained the title of 2nd Lord Lorn [S., 1439] circa 1448.1 and also went by the nick-name of 'Muireach' (or in English, 'the Leper').4

John, Lord Lorn, called "the Leper," was surprised and mortally wounded by some of the Clan Dougall led by the 10th Chief's wild son, Black Alan MacDougall. (Alan M'Coule (3). He is said to have married on his death-bed (but this was not recognised by the authorities). John died of his wounds in his castle of Dunstaffnage on 20 Dec 1463.

Between 1449 and 1455 he sat in the Scottish Parliament as Lord Lorn.3

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Stewart, John 2nd Lord of Lorn (Sir ) [929] 4 5 6

   Born: 1400 1
   Marriage (1): MacDougall, dau. [15692] circa 1429 in Argyllshire, Scotland 1
   Marriage (2): MacLaren, dau. [3929] in 1463 2 3
   Died: 20 December 1463, Dunstaffnage, Argyllshire, Scotland at age 63 1 7
  Cause of his death was killed by a renegade MacDougall in the pay of the English.
  Another name for John was Stewart, John "Mourach" of Lorn.
 General Notes:

1 - On the murder of John, the second Stewart Lord of Lorne, in 1463 by a renegade MacDougall in the pay of the English, the Lordship and castle passed to his brother Sir Walter. There was a dispute, since the murdered man was on his way to be married to his mistress so as to legitimate his natural son. The last Stewart Lord of Lorne is said to have died on the threshold while reciting his marriage vows. Local sympathy seemingly favored the boy and for six years there was conflict in Lorne. Sir Walter, perhaps finding the lands more trouble than they were worth, exchanged the Lordship with Colin Earl of Argyll for richer and more peaceful lands in eastern Scotland. The exchange was ratified by royal charter in 1470.

2 - Tradition tell us that in 1445, while returning to his seat at Dunstaffnage castle from the great cattle tryst at Crieff, Sir John met and fell in love with the daughter of MacLaren of Ardvech. Although married, he began an affaire with his new love which one year later produced a son. He was christened Dugald and was to be the first Chief of the Stewarts of Appin. After the death of his first wife, Sir John waited, for reasons we are unaware of today, for 5 years until setting up the marriage between himself and Dugald's mother, but it may have had something to do with the politics of the day. In 1463, Sir John set a wedding date and sent for Dugald and his mother to come to Dunstaffnage. Unknown to Sir John, there was a plot to kill the Lord of Lorn. It is not fully known, but it is thought to have been set up by the Lord of the Isles who was in a power struggle with the King of Scots, and who saw it as being in his best interest to neutralize this powerful and loyal representative of the King in the west highlands. The other plotters, which some feel included Colin Campbell, Lord Argyll, Sir John's son-in-law, were primarily represented by Alan MacCoul, the illegitimate grandson of an earlier MacDougall Chief. As the lightly armed wedding party made it's way from Dunstaffnage to the small chapel located approximately 180 yards from the castle walls, they were attacked by a superior force lead by Alan MacCoul. Although better armed, MacCoul's force was defeated, but not before mortally wounding Lord of Lorn. Sir John was rushed into the chapel and MacCoul and his henchmen ran into and occupied the deserted Dunstaffnage. With his last breath Sir John married Dugald's mother, legitimizing him and making him the de jure Lord of Lorn. After receiving the last rites, Sir John expired and a new chapter in west highland history was opened. 8

John married dau. MacDougall [15692] [MRIN: 1529] circa 1429 in Argyllshire, Scotland.1 (dau. MacDougall [15692] was born circa 1412 in Argyllshire, Scotland.)

John possibly married dau. MacLaren [3929] [MRIN: 2451], daughter of ?? MacLaren of Ardveich [22529], in 1463.2 3

Sources

1 International Genealogical Index - submitted, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index.

2 Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Stirnet Genealogy (www.stirnet.com), Stewart18.

3 www.electricscotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/stoz/appin_stewarts.htm.

4 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1150/ekf.html, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1150/ekf.html.

5 Colquoun_Cunningham.ged, Jamie Vans.

6 Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Stirnet Genealogy (www.stirnet.com), Campbell02: The Scots Peerage (Argyll), Burkes Peerage 1934 (Argyll).

7 Betty and Dick Field's Family History, Richard Field, Betty and Dick Field's Family History.

8 www.electricscotland.com, 2 - http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/stoz/appin_stewarts.htm.

Source: http://clanmacfarlane.100megsfree5.com/929.htm

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John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn's Timeline

1397
1397
Lorn, Argyllshire, Scotland
1432
1432
Age 35
Lorn, Argyleshire, Scotland, UK
1437
January 1437
Age 40
Lorn,,Argyllshire,Scotland
1446
1446
Age 49
Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
1463
December 20, 1463
Age 66
Dunstaffnage, Argyllshire, Scotland
1463
Age 66
Dunstaffnage, Scotland