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STEWART, Walter 6th High Steward of Scotland
(About 1293-1326)
BRUCE, Marjorie Princess of Scotland
(1296-1316)
MURE, Adam of Rowallan, Sir
(About 1290-After 1332)
MURE, Janet of Pokellie
(About 1290-)
STEWART, Robert II King of Scots
(1316-1390)
MURE, Elizabeth of Rowallan
(About 1320-Before 1355)
STEWART, John [ruled as Robert III] King of Scots
(1337-1406)

 

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1. DRUMMOND, Annabella Queen Consort of Scots

STEWART, John [ruled as Robert III] King of Scots 1

  • Born: 1337, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (1): DRUMMOND, Annabella Queen Consort of Scots 13 March 1366 (papal dispensation) 1 2
  • Died: 4 April 1406, Rothesay Castle, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland 1

   Another name for John was STEWART, John Earl of Carrick.3

  General Notes:

Robert III's given name was John.

  Noted events in his life were:

Granted: Earldom of Carrick, June 1368, Scotland. 2 King David II had been Earl of Carrick when heir to the throne; Carrick was part of the Bruce patrimony. In doing this the king may have been acknowledging that Stewart would succeed him as king.

In fact King david died, aged 46, in 1371 and John's father, succeeded David, becoming King Robert II of Scots. John would not become king until his father's death in 1390, and reigned then as King Robert III of Scots.


John married Annabella DRUMMOND Queen Consort of Scots, daughter of Sir John DRUMMOND 11th of Lennox and Mary MONTEFICHET, 13 March 1366 (papal dispensation).1 2 (Annabella DRUMMOND Queen Consort of Scots was born between 1349 and 1354 1 2, baptised in Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland,1 died in 1401 in Scone Palace, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland 2 4 and was buried in 1401 in Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland 4.)


  Marriage Notes:

"The prominence of Annabella's aunt would prove fortuitous to her niece. David II had no children by 1366, and his heir was his nephew, Robert Stewart. The relationship between Stewart and the king was tense at best, and David II had tried several options to divert the succession from Stewart, with no success. In March 1366, Annabella and John Stewart, lord of Kyle and son of Robert Stewart, were granted a papal dispensation for their marriage. The marriage was concluded before May 1367, at which point John's father granted his son and his new wife his earldom of Atholl. The marriage between Stewart's son and the niece of David's queen suggests that the king was acknowledging the possibility of a Stewart succession, but that he was grooming his perferred Stewart to take his place within the line of succession."

from History Scotland 2

Sources


1 Internet Site, http://www.thepeerage.com.

2 (Warners Group Publications Plc.), Vol.18 No.5 September /October 2018 "Annabella Drummond: The Patient Queen" by Dr Amy Hayes.

3 Richard Oram (ed.), <i>The Stewarts: Kings and Queens of Scotland 1371-1625</i>.

4 Internet Site, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabella_Drummond.


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