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STEWART, John of Darnley, Lord of Aubigny and Concressault, Count of Évreux, Sir
(About 1364-1428)
SETON, William Master of Seton, Sir
(About 1390-1424)
DUNBAR, Janet
(About 1392-)
STEWART, Alan of Darnley, 2nd Lord of Aubigny and Concressault, Sir
(About 1397-1439)
SETON, Katherine
(About 1413-Before 1478)
STEWART, John of Darnley, 1st Earl of Lennox, Sir
(About 1428-1495)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. MONTGOMERIE, Margaret

2. Unknown

STEWART, John of Darnley, 1st Earl of Lennox, Sir 1 2 3 4

  • Born: About 1428
  • Marriage (1): MONTGOMERIE, Margaret 15 May 1438(contract, though underage) 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Died: 1495 3

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  General Notes:

"SIR JOHN STEWART of Darnley, eldest son, first Lord Darnley, and first Earl of Lennox of the Stewart line. He granted a charter to his brother Alexander Stewart of the lands of Dreghorn on 13 May 1450, and also a charter of the lands of Galstoun, which was confirmed 27 June 1452. He obtained a grant, under the title of John Stewart, Lord Darnley, from King James III., of the lands of Torboltoun and others, in favour of himself and Margaret Montgomerie, his spouse, 20 July 1461, and his creation as Lord of Parliament was probably made at the coronation of James in. at Kelso in August 1460. He was made Governor of the Castle of Rothesay, 4 February 1465, and was served heir to his grandfather, Sir John Stewart of Darnley in 1466, and on 23 July 1473 was served heir to his greatgrandfather Duncan, Earl of Lennox, in the principal messuage, and the half of the lands of the earldom of Lennox, and of the superiority thereof, and thereupon assumed the title of Earl of Lennox, being so designated in a charter under the Great Seal 6 August 1473...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1


John married Margaret MONTGOMERIE, daughter of Sir Alexander MONTGOMERIE Lord Montgomerie and Margaret BOYD, 15 May 1438(contract, though underage).1 2 (Margaret MONTGOMERIE was born about 1432.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret, married (contract dated 15 May 1438) to John Stewart, son of Alan Stewart of Darnley. He was afterwards created Lord Darnley and Earl of Lennox."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)



"He (John Stewart, Earl of Lennox) had married Margaret (contract dated at Houstoun, 15 May 1438), eldest daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, Lord of Ardrossan, neither being then of lawful age, and had issue ..."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1 2

John next married.


Sources


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

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

3 ancestry.co.uk, Dictionary of National Biography.

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


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