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DOUGLAS, Archibald Regent of Scotland, Sir
(Before 1298-1333)
LINDSAY, Beatrice
(About 1305-1352)
Donald Earl of Mar, Regent of Scotland
(About 1299-1332)
(About 1300-1348)
DOUGLAS, William Earl of Douglas, 'Earl of Mar, jure uxoris'
(About 1323-1384)
Margaret Countess of Mar
(About 1325-1390)
DOUGLAS, Isabella Countess of Mar, and Garioch, suo jure
(About 1360-1408)


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1. DRUMMOND, Malcolm Lord of Mar, Sir
2. STEWART, Alexander Earl of Mar and Garioch, jure uxoris

DOUGLAS, Isabella Countess of Mar, and Garioch, suo jure 1

  • Born: About 1360
  • Marriage (1): DRUMMOND, Malcolm Lord of Mar, Sir before July 1388 1
  • Marriage (2): STEWART, Alexander Earl of Mar and Garioch, jure uxoris by 2 January 1404(1405) 1
  • Died: by October 1408 1

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Isabella married Sir Malcolm DRUMMOND Lord of Mar, son of Sir John DRUMMOND of Stobhall and Mary MONTEFICHET, before July 1388.1 (Sir Malcolm DRUMMOND Lord of Mar was born about 1346 and died 18 March 1402(1403) 1.). The cause of his death was murdered by Alexander Stewart.

  Marriage Notes:

"She (Isabella Douglas) was married, first, before July 1388, to Sir Malcolm Drummond of Strathurd, brother of Annabella, Queen of King Robert III. He never held the title of Earl of Mar, but is always designed Lord of Mar. He was made prisoner in the year 1402 by a stratagem, and so severely treated in captivity that he died before November of that year."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1

Isabella next married Alexander STEWART Earl of Mar and Garioch, jure uxoris, son of Alexander STEWART Lord of Badenoch then Earl of Buchan and Mariota MACKAY, by 2 January 1404(1405).1 (Alexander STEWART Earl of Mar and Garioch, jure uxoris was born about 1369 and died in 1435 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Countess was married, secondly, to Sir Alexander Stewart, eldest natural son of Alexander, Earl of Buchan, the 'Wolf of Badenoch,' a young man of wild tendencies, and a leader of 'caterans.' He is said to have seized the person of the Countess as well as her castle of Kildrummy, but on 12 August 1404 she conveyed to him and to his heirs to be born betwixt them, whom failing, to his lawful heirs whomsoever, her earldom of Mar and her other lands, on the footing of a contract of marriage betwixt them. This however, was probably compulsory, and the charter was never confirmed by the King, a fact which rendered it wholly invalid. On 19 September 1404, in presence of a distinguished company, Sir Alexander went through the form, for it was nothing more, of delivering up to the Countess her castle with all its contents. She then, with the keys in her hands, chose him publicly as her husband, and made over to him all her earldom and lands. This was followed by a charter by the Countess repeating the former grant, dated 9 December 1404, with a very different destination, namely, to his heirs to be born of the marriage, whom failing, to her heirs on either side. This important writ was duly confirmed by King Robert III. on 21 January 1404-5. The marriage apparently took place between 9 December 1404 and 2 January 1404-5, as on the latter date Sir Alexander Stewart is styled Lord of Mar, and after the royal confirmation he appears as Earl of Mar and Garioch."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1


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

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