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, Gratney Earl of Mar
(About 1268-1305)
DE BRUS, Christian
(About 1278-1357)
STEWART, Alexander ancestor of Stewart Earls of Angus, Sir
(About 1278-1319)
Donald Earl of Mar, Regent of Scotland
(About 1299-1332)
STEWART, Isabel
(About 1300-1348)
Thomas Earl of Mar
(About 1330-1374)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GRAHAM, Margaret 10th Countess of Menteith
2. STEWART, Margaret co-heiress, Countess of Angus and Mar

Thomas Earl of Mar 1 2 3 4

  • Born: About 1330
  • Marriage (1): GRAHAM, Margaret 10th Countess of Menteith between 15 August 1352 and 29 May 1354(papal dispensations) 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): STEWART, Margaret co-heiress, Countess of Angus and Mar 3
  • Died: by 21 June 1374 3 4

   Another name for Thomas was MAC DOMHNAILL, Thomas Mormaer or Earl of Mar.

   User ID: C457.

  General Notes:

"Thomas, Earl of Mar, was still under age at his mother's death in 1347-48, and must therefore have been very young when he succeeded his father. King Edward III., on 15 January 1347-48, assigned him to the care of his stepfather, William Carsewell, until his majority."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 3


Thomas married Margaret GRAHAM 10th Countess of Menteith, daughter of Sir John DE GRAHAM Earl of Menteith, jure uxoris and Mary STEWART 9th Countess of Menteith, between 15 August 1352 and 29 May 1354(papal dispensations).1 2 3 The marriage ended in divorce before 1360. (Margaret GRAHAM 10th Countess of Menteith was born by 1334 2 5 and died by 1380 2.)


  Marriage Notes:

"He (Robert Stewart) married, first, Margaret, Countess of Menteith, only daughter of Sir John Graham and Mary, Countess of Menteith, widow of Sir John Moray, Lord of Bothwell, Thomas, thirteenth Earl of Mar ..."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)




"The Earl married, first, under two dispensations, dated 15 August 1352 and 29 May 1354, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Graham, Earl of Menteith, and Mary, Countess of Menteith, but because he had no issue by her, he, at the instigation of the Devil, as an old chronicler has it, divorced her, and married, secondly, Margaret Stewart ...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5)




"In the following year (1352) a dispensation was granted to Margaret, widow of the late John Moray, for her marriage with Thomas, Earl of Mar. Either they anticipated this dispensation, or it never reached Scotland, as on 29 May 1354 another dispensation was issued, legalising the marriage which had taken place in the interval. This second dispensation proceeds on the ground that no other had been granted, a strange fact when it is understood that Queen Joanna of Scotland had interested herself in obtaining the first. Scarcely had the new dispensation reached Scotland when the Earl of Mar, 'instigated by the devil,' as the old chronicler has it, divorced his wife because she had no children. When this event took place is not exactly known, but in 1360 another papal dispensation was granted, legalising the union she had formed some time before with John Drummond of Concraig" (page 139)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1 2 3

Thomas next married Margaret STEWART co-heiress, Countess of Angus and Mar, daughter of Thomas STEWART 2nd Earl of Angus and Margaret SINCLAIR.3 (Margaret STEWART co-heiress, Countess of Angus and Mar was born about 1354.)


  Marriage Notes:

"The Earl (of Mar) married, first .... Margaret, daughter of Sir John Graham, Earl of Menteith, and Mary, Countess of Menteith, but because he had no issue by her .... divorced her, and married, secondly, Margaret Stewart, the elder daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Stewart, Earl of Angus, by whom also he had no issue."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 3

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).

4 e-books, The Earldom of Mar: Letters by Crawford, Lindsay etc (1882).

5 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).


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