Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

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Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Birthplace: Harbottle Castle, Harbottle, Northumberland, England
Death: March 07, 1578 (62)
Hackney, London, Middlesex, England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Margaret Tudor, Queen Consort of Scots
Wife of Matthew Stuart, 13th Earl of Lennox
Partner of Lord Thomas Howard
Mother of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley and Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox
Half sister of James Douglas, Master of Angus; Elizabeth Douglas; James, Duke of Rothesay; Unnamed Daughter 1 Stewart; Arthur, Duke of Rothesay and 3 others

Occupation: Countess of Lennox
Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

note about her burial place as it described on the findagrave website

Plot: South aisle of the Henry VII Chapel, next to Mary, Queen of Scots


"Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (8 October 1515 – 7 March 1578) was the daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, and Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland. In her youth she was high in the favour of her uncle, King Henry VIII, but twice incurred the King's anger, first for her unauthorised engagement to Lord Thomas Howard, who died in the Tower of London in 1537 because of his misalliance with her, and again in 1540 for an affair with Thomas Howard's nephew Sir Charles Howard, the brother of Queen consort Catherine Howard. On 6 July 1544, she married Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox, one of Scotland's leading noblemen. Her son Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, married Mary, Queen of Scots and was the father of James VI of Scotland (James I of England)."


Links: (which gives slightly different dates)


Citations / Sources:

[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 I, pages 82, 158.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 239.

[S323] 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 22. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 122 p. 270 Family History Library (FHL) : FHL book 974 B2ne; CD-ROM No 33 Parts 1-9; See FHL catalog for microfilm numbers

Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, p. 204, 320 Family History Library (FHL) : FHl book 942 D22bgr Cahiers de Saint-Louis, vol. 3 p. 134 Family History Library (FHL) : FHL book 944 D22ds

A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, p. 176, 512 Family History Library (FHL) : FHL book 942 D22bug 1883

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Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox's Timeline

October 8, 1515
Harbottle, Northumberland, England
December 7, 1545
Age 30
Temple Newsam, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Age 39
Harbottle, Northumberland, England
March 7, 1578
Age 62
Hackney, London, Middlesex, England
April 3, 1578
Age 62
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England