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About Margaret Stewart of Methven

Daughter of Henry Stewart, 1st Lord of Methven & Janet Stewart, Countess Dowager of Sutherland:

e) MARGARET . m firstly ANDREW Stewart Master of Ochiltree, son of ANDREW Stewart 2nd Lord Ochiltree & his wife Agnes Cuningham (-1578). m secondly UCHTRED Macdowall of Garchland.


From Is President JFK a Plantagenet Descendant ? Nov 2013

Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltree, and his wife Margaret Stewart of Methven, did have a daughter who married a Gilbert Kennedy. But he was of a different Kennedy family, not the one shown in Tim Dowling's pedigree, and his line died out with his Thomas who died sp.

The account of Stewart of Ochiltree in vol. 6 of SP gives the following seven daughters:

  • 1. Margaret, m. John Stewart of Traquair
  • 2. Anne, m. Andrew Ker, 1st Lord Jedburgh
  • 3. Marjory, m. Sir Roger Aston
  • 4. Martha, m. Nichol Rutherford of Hundalee
  • 5. Jean or Anna, m. Gilbert Kennedy, "apparent heir of Thomas Kennedy of Bargany"
  • 6. Agnes
  • 7. Susanna
    • [S01352] ~Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, London, 1938. page 519.
    • [S00010] A Genealogical History of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited and extinct peerages of the British Empire, London, 1866, Burke, Sir Bernard. page 514.
    • [S00120] Cahiers de Saint Louis , Dupont, Jacques and Saillot, Jacques. page 863.


ANDREW Stewart, son of ALEXANDER Stewart 1st Lord Avandale & his wife --- (-killed in battle Flodden 1513). He was created Lord Avandale before 1500.

m (before 4 Feb 1500) MARGARET Kennedy, daughter of JOHN 2nd Lord Kennedy & his second wife Elizabeth Seton of the Earls of Huntly (-1542 before 28 May).

Andrew & his wife had eight children:

1. ANDREW Stewart . 1st Lord Ochiltree 1534.


2. HENRY Stewart ([1495/1500]-soon after 10 Oct 1551). He was created Lord Methven 17 Jul 1528. Lord Chancellor and Lord High Treasurer of Scotland.

m firstly --- “Lady Leslie”, daughter of ---.

m secondly (1528) as her third husband, MARGARET Tudor, widow firstly of JAMES IV King of Scotland and divorced wife secondly of ARCHIBALD Douglas 6th Earl of Angus, daughter of HENRY VII King of England & his wife Elizabeth of York (Palace of Westminster 28 Nov 1489-Methven Castle, Perthshire 18 Oct 1541, bur Carthusian Monastery of St John, Perth).

m thirdly (before 5 Nov 1544) as her third husband, JANET Stewart, widow firstly of ALEXANDER Gordon Master of Sutherland, and divorced wife secondly of Sir HUGH Kennedy of Girvanmaily, daughter of JOHN Stewart 2nd Earl of Atholl & his wife Janet Campbell of Argyll. She married fourthly (contract 9 Apr 1557) Patrick Ruthven Lord Ruthven, and fifthly James Gray of Foulis. Henry & his first wife had one child:

a) JOHN (-killed in battle at Pinkie 1547). Master of Methven.

Henry & his second wife had one child:

b) daughter.

Henry & his third wife had five children (who were legitimated in 1551):

c) JOAN (-before 1571). m (contract 14 Oct 1551) as his first wife, COLIN Campbell, son of ARCHIBALD Campbell Earl of Argyll & his second wife Margaret Graham of the Earls of Menteith (Darnaway 10 Sep 1584). He succeeded his half-brother in 1573 as Earl of Argyll.

d) DOROTHEA (-after Aug 1605). m (Perth 17 Aug 1561) WILLIAM Ruthven Lord Ruthven, son of PATRICK Ruthven Lord Ruthven & his first wife Janet Douglas (-executed Stirling 4 May 1584). He was created Earl of Gowrie in 1581.

e) MARGARET . m firstly ANDREW Stewart Master of Ochiltree, son of ANDREW Stewart 2nd Lord Ochiltree & his wife Agnes Cuningham (-1578). m secondly UCHTRED Macdowall of Garchland.

f) daughter .

g) HENRY (before 1544-killed in battle siege of Edinburgh 1572). Legitimated 1551. 2nd Lord Methven. m as her first husband, JEAN Ruthven, daughter of PATRICK 3rd Lord Ruthven & his first wife Janet Douglas (-Sep 1591). She married secondly ([Oct 1573]) as his second wife, Andrew Leslie 5th Earl of Rothes. Henry & his wife had two children:

i) HENRY (-1585). 3rd Lord Methven. m CATHERINE Stewart, daughter of HENRY Stewart [son of JAMES Earl of Arran] & his wife --- .

ii) DOROTHEA . m JOHN Stewart of Campsie, .

3. Sir JAMES Stewart (-killed in battle Dunblane 1547). Of Beath. m as her second husband, MARGARET Lindsay, widow of RICHARD Stewart 3rd Lord Innermeath, daughter of JOHN 3rd Lord Lindsay.

4. ALEXANDER . 1541.

5. WILLIAM . 1548. m ISABEL Kerr, daughter of ---.

6. BARBARA . m firstly (before 1535) Sir JAMES Sinclair of Sanday. m secondly (1541) RUARIDH Macleod 10th Chief of Lewis.

7. AGNES . m JOHN Boswell of Auchinleck.

8. ANNE . m BARTHOLOMEW Crawford of Carse.

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Margaret Stewart of Methven's Timeline

Methven, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 19
Age 19
Ochiltree, East Ayrshire, UK, Scotland
Age 28
Ochiltree, Ayshire, Scotland
Age 34
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 55
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Scotland, United Kingdom
January 1, 1627
Age 86
Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland