Margaret Home, Countess of Moray

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About Margaret Home, Countess of Moray

a possible birth date is 28 June 1607

James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray Lady Margaret Home

James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray (c. 1611 – 4 March 1653) was the son of James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray and Lady Anne Gordon.

He married Lady Margaret Home, daughter of Alexander Home, 1st Earl of Home and Mary Dudley, on 18 October 1627 (contract). The couple had eight children:

  1. James Stuart, Lord Doune, died unmarried
  2. Alexander Stuart, 5th Earl of Moray, married after 1658 Emilia Balfour (? - January 1683)
  3. Hon. Francis Stuart of Cullello, Fife
  4. Hon. Archibald Stuart of Dunearn, Fife (? - February 1688), Governor of Stirling Castle, married in 1669 Anna Henderson, daughter of Sir John Henderson, 5th of Fordell and wife Margaret Menteith, and had:
  • Charles Stuart (? - 1732), married Jean Hamilton, daughter of Alexander Hamilton (ancestor of Barons Hamilton) and had issue: James and Mary.
  • Margaret Stuart (? - October 1719), married firstly to Sir Archibald Stewart, 2nd Baronet, of Burray (? - 1704), and had issue, and married secondly to David Leslie, 5th Lord Lindores (? - July 1719), without issue
  1. Lady Margaret Stuart (? - January 1667), married in 1654 Sir Alexander Sutherland, 1st Lord Duffus (c. 1621 - 31 August 1674), and had issue
  2. Lady Henrietta Stuart, married in 1662 Sir Hugh Campbell of Calder (or of Cawdor), whose daughter, Anne (b. abt 1676), married Murdoch MacLean, 13th of Lochbuie (Abt 1672-1727) in November 1705. This couple had a daughter, Margaret (b. abt 1708), who married Donald Campbell, of Airds (1704-1775) in 1729. They are the great-grandparents of Sir John Campbell, of Airds (1807-1853).
  3. Lady Anne Stuart (? - 1719), married in 1666 David Ross of Balnagowen
  4. Lady Mary Stuart (Darnaway Castle, Elginshire, 1628 - May 1668), married at Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, on 13 May 1650 Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, 26 February 1628/9 - Cross of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, 30 June 1685), and had issue.

The Earl and Countess refurbished their house at Donibristle and installed a fountain with a bronze figure of Mercury. The Countess lived as a widow till 1683, she maintained Moray House in Edinburgh and its gardens, and planted woods at Donibristle.

Sources: Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), pages 1512 and 1865. L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 109. 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, page 205 and volume VIII, page 4.

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Margaret Home, Countess of Moray's Timeline

July 21, 1629
Darnaway Castle, Elginshire, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
Forres, Moray, Scotland
May 8, 1634
Darnaway Castle, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland
Goodtrees, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Dyke, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
1628, Inverness. Scotland
April 16, 1643
Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Darnaway Castle, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom