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About Margaret Stewart

MARGARET STEWART

Margaret Stewart is the bastard daughter of James IV, King of Scots, and Margaret Drummond. The Scots Peerage I: 22

Margaret Stewart, daughter of James IV King of Scots and Margaret Drummond (a), married, as her 3rd husband, her 2nd cousin, Sir John Drummond, III. They had the same Grandfather, Sir John Drummond, I.

Margaret Stewart was born illegitimately circa 1497.1 She married, firstly, John Gordon, Lord Gordon, son of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and Lady Jean Stewart, in November 1512.2 She married, secondly, Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray on 20 January 1530/31.2

She was the daughter of James IV, King of Scots and Margaret Drummond.1 From November 1512, her married name became Gordon.2 From 20 January 1530/31, her married name became Drummond.2

Children of Margaret Stewart and Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray

  1. Agnes Drummond+3 d. 21 Jan 1589/90
  2. Margaret Drummond+

Children of Margaret Stewart and John Gordon, Lord Gordon

  1. Alexander Gordon2
  2. James Gordon4
  3. George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly+2 b. 1513, d. 22 Oct 1562

Citations

  1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 240. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  2. [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 2011. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [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 XI, page 624. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  4. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2012.

Links

http://thepeerage.com/p10351.htm#i103505

Footnotes: (a) On 5/1/2015, Sharon Stuart McRee shares, as a reference only (no sources given), of Margaret TUDOR as the mother of Margaret Stewart because she was the wife of James IV, even though Margaret's Stewart's biological mother was Ms. Drummond, with this reply of a professional genealogist (name unspecified); "The line you ask about (parentage of Margaret Stewart) would be biologically her step-mother's [Margaret TUDOR's] line of ancestry, which can also be used as Margaret STEWART's line, since in those days it was common practice for the higher men to have mistresses & or concubines, ostensibly to serve as child bearers for a wife who couldn't or didn't have a male heir. Biologically, as you can see in the chart below (chart not added), Margaret TUDOR had 6 children with him but only 1 would survive past infancy [James V], but of course they would not have known this the time; that child could have died too. The security of the male line was not a sure thing. Whatever the motives of the husband, it was very common for these mistresses to act as surrogate mothers for his wife. Years ago as I was first learning this I did not understand the overarching importance of passing the family name down, hoping it was a son, having control of the land properties & personal properties. With the royals, this was HUGE. I even researched in biblical days, and indeed this was routine. It only seems odd to us because our modern customs of recording family birth data in most cases wouldn't attribute an illegitimate child to a wife,but would call the wife the step-mother. James IV and Margaret Tudor probably made little or no distinction."

Margaret Stewart1,2,3,4,5,6 F, #37550, b. circa 1497, d. after 1562 Father James IV, King of Scots 4,5,6 b. 17 Mar 1472, d. 9 Sep 1513 Mother Margaret Drummond3,4,5,6 d. May 1502

    Margaret Stewart was born circa 1497.3,5 She married John Gordon, Lord Gordon, Master of Huntly, son of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly, Sheriff of Aberdeen & Inverness and Jean Stewart, before 26 April 1510; They had 3 sons (George, 4th Earl Huntly, Earl of Moray; Alexander, Bishop of Galloway; & James, Chancellor of Moray).3,4,5,6 Margaret Stewart and Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray were engaged after 5 December 1517; They did not marry, but did have a daughter Margaret, who married David, 2nd Lord Drummond.3,5 Margaret Stewart and Sir John Drummond, 2nd Laird of Innerpeffray obtained a marriage license on 20 January 1531; Date of Papal Dispensation. They had 5 daughters (Agnes, wife of Sir Hugh Campbell, of Hugh Montgomery, 3rd Earl of Eglintoun, and of Patrick, Lord Drummond; Isabel, wife of Sir Matthew Campbell; Margaret, wife of Robert, 3rd Lord Elphinstone; Jean (Jane), wife of Sir James Chisholm; & Elizabeth, wife of Malcolm Drummond.7,3,4,5,6 Margaret Stewart died after 1562.3,5 Family 1 	Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray d. 19 Dec 1537 Child	
   Margaret II Stewart3 d. bt 1539 - Dec 1543

Family 2 Sir John Drummond, 2nd Laird of Innerpeffray b. c 1500, d. a 4 Aug 1554 Children

   Margaret Drummond+7
   Isabel Drummond+8

Family 3 John Gordon, Lord Gordon, Master of Huntly d. 5 Dec 1517 Children

   Alexander Gordon, Archbishop of Athens, Bishop of the Isles, Bishop of Galloway+2,3,5 d. 11 Nov 1575
   James Gordon, Chancellor of Moray9
   George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly+ b. c 1515, d. 28 Oct 1562

Citations

   [S11404] Unknown author, The Scots Peerage, by Sir James Balfour Paul, 1904, Vol. IV, p. 533.
   [S11566] The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 155.
   [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 98-99.
   [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 592.
   [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 242-243.
   [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 671.
   [S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 57.
   [S11586] The Scots Peerage, Vol. VII, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 44.
   [S11566] The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 533.

Source: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1250.htm#...

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flcurry20...

Too many sites have her death as 1517. She had children after that date.


Do not attach an incorrect image:

Hello, FYI there is a small epidemic of falsely named portraits circulating on the net and the current photo attached to your Margaret Stewart evidence is pointing to this as incorrect with no sources I can find to support it belonged to this Margaret Stewart, daughter of James IV and Margaret Drummond. People are sourcing this site, which is leading to wider distribution.

An image search on this picture shows a widely used affiliation of this exact pose with Mary, Queen of Scots. It does require validation, but see sources below as the evidence strongly points to belonging to Mary Queen of Scots: - https://www.recordedbooks.com/title-details/9781464000867 - Same lady in painting from this site sources her as "Portrait of Mary Stuart, Italianized into Maria Stuarda (Linlithgow, 1542-Fotheringhay, 1587), Queen of Scots. Painting by Henri Auguste Calixte Cesar Serrur (1794-1865), oil on canvas, 28x15 cm. Versailles, Château De Versailles."

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/28/400-year-old-document-s...

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Margaret Stewart's Timeline

1497
January 1497
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1513
January 1, 1513
Huntly Castle, Abderdeenshire, Scotland
1515
1515
Of, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1516
1516
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1518
1518
Perthshire, Scotland
1522
1522
Perthshire, Scotland
1523
1523
Innerpeffray near Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1533
1533
Innerpeffray, St. David's Parish, Perthshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)