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STUART, John 5th Seigneur D'Aubigny
(About 1519-)
STEWART, Esme 1st Duke of Lennox
(About 1542-)
STEWART, Henrietta
(About 1573-1642)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GORDON, George 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly

STEWART, Henrietta 1 2

  • Born: About 1573 1
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, George 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly on 21 July 1588 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 2 September 1642, Lyons, France 2
  • Buried: 1642, Lyons, France 2

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  General Notes:

"The Marquis of Huntly married Lady Henrietta Stewart, who survived him, and in 1641, owing to renewed persecution by the Kirk, she was forced to go to France. 'A strange thing,' says Spalding, 'to see a worthy lady near seventy years of age put to such trouble and travail . . . her children and grandchildren dispersed and spread, and albeit nobly born yet left helpless and comfortless, and so put at by the Kirk that she behoved to go or else bide excommunication, thereby losing her estate and living. It is said she had three hundred thousand merks in gold and jewels with her.' She died in September 1642, and was buried in her mother's grave at Lyons."

from Records of Aboyne 2


Henrietta married George GORDON 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly, son of George GORDON 5th Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland and Anne HAMILTON, on 21 July 1588 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 2 (George GORDON 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly was born about 1559, died on 13 June 1636 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland 2 and was buried in 1636 in Elgin Cathedral, Moray Scotland 2.)


  Marriage Notes:

"..... on 21st July (Huntly) was married to Lady Henrietta Stewart in the chapel of Holyrood with great triumph, mirth, and pastime. The king took the greatest interest in the marriage, and on 11th July wrote to the Laird of Abercairny announcing his intention to have it answerable 'in all solemnities to our honour and the parties awin estates.' Therefore, as many necessary things could not be had in any common market, he desired the laird to help with venison, wild fowl, fed capons and such others as he could procure in time. The marriage was celebrated by Adamson, Archbishop of St. Andrews, in defiance of a resolution of the Presbytery of Edinburgh, who required the Earl to give satisfactory proof of his steadiness to the reformed religion." (page 506)

"The Marquis of Huntly married Lady Henrietta Stewart, who survived him, and in 1641, owing to renewed persecution by the Kirk, she was forced to go to France. 'A strange thing,' says Spalding, 'to see a worthy lady near seventy years of age put to such trouble and travail . . . her children and grandchildren dispersed and spread, and albeit nobly born yet left helpless and comfortless, and so put at by the Kirk that she behoved to go or else bide excommunication, thereby losing her estate and living. It is said she had three hundred thousand merks in gold and jewels with her.' She died in September 1642, and was buried in her mother's grave at Lyons." (page 526)

from Records of Aboyne 2

Sources


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

2 e-books, The Records of Aboyne 1230-1681 edited by Charles XI Marquis of Huntly (1894).

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