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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)
(About 1300-1348)
Margaret Countess of Mar
(About 1325-1390)


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1. DOUGLAS, William Earl of Douglas, 'Earl of Mar', jure uxoris

2. SWINTON, John 14th of that Ilk, Sir

Margaret Countess of Mar 1

  • Born: About 1325
  • Marriage (1): DOUGLAS, William Earl of Douglas, 'Earl of Mar', jure uxoris 1
  • Marriage (2): SWINTON, John 14th of that Ilk, Sir before July 1388 1
  • Died: 1390 1

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Margaret married William DOUGLAS Earl of Douglas, 'Earl of Mar', jure uxoris, son of Sir Archibald DOUGLAS Regent of Scotland and Beatrice LINDSAY.1 (William DOUGLAS Earl of Douglas, 'Earl of Mar', jure uxoris was born about 1320, died in May 1384 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 and was buried in 1384 in Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"In 1374 Douglas is found styling himself Earl of Douglas and Mar, as he had obtained the latter title after the death of his brother-in-law Thomas, thirteenth Earl of Mar. The latter's sister, Margaret of Mar, Countess of Douglas, became in 1374 Countess of Mar in her own right, and the Earl of Douglas entered into possession of her estates, and also of the title of Mar. There is no doubt he held and used the double title to the end of his life, but by what tenure he held the title is doubtful, some stating that it was by the courtesy of Scotland, and others that he was created Earl of Mar. There are arguments on both sides, but they need not be discussed here, as they have already been stated and decided upon in the House of Lords. All that need be noted here is that Thomas, thirteenth Earl of Mar, died sometime between 22 October 1373, when he had a safeconduct to go to England, and 21 June 1374, when the Earl of Douglas, in writing to the monks of Melrose, styles himself also Earl of Mar. A later date has been assigned to Mar's death, but these dates seem to fix it about 1374." (page 152)

"Hume of Godscroft and others have assigned three wives to this Earl of Douglas: first, Margaret, or Agnes, Dunbar, who is said to be the mother of James, second Earl of Douglas, and of Archibald Douglas, Lord of Galloway ; second, Margaret of Mar ; and third, Margaret Stewart, Countess of Mar and Angus. But his only wife was Margaret of Mar, daughter of Donald, and sister of Thomas, Earl of Mar. Douglas and she were married, so far as can be ascertained, in 1357, and she survived him, marrying, as her second husband, before July 1388, Sir John Swinton of Swinton, and dying in 1390. By her the Earl had issue only one son" (page 153)

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1

Margaret next married Sir John SWINTON 14th of that Ilk after 1390.1 (Sir John SWINTON 14th of that Ilk was born about 1345 and died on 14 September 1402 in Battle of Homildon Hill, Northumberland, England 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret, married, first, after 1390, to Sir John Swinton of Swinton, who was killed at Homildon, 14 September 1402 ; and, secondly, to Robert Stewart of Lorn, by both of whom she had issue." (page 149 ii. 11 and 12)

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

"p. 149, 11. 11 and 12, delete 'and, secondly, to Robert Stewart of Lome, by both of whom,'

and add

4. Joanna, married to Sir John Stewart of Ennerme [Innermeath], as is shown by a commission from Pope Benedict XIII. to the Bishop of St. Andrews to dispense with the marriage, dated at Avignon 5 Kal. October Anno 3 (A.D. 1397) (Regesta Avenionensia, 303, f. 556). They had issue."

from Scots Peerage (vol 9 Addenda et Corrigenda)

Joanna married Robert, the son of Sir John Stewart. See Marriage Notes for Joanna Stewart (D449) 1


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

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

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