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STEWART, Walter 6th High Steward of Scotland
(About 1292-1327)
BRUCE, Marjorie Princess of Scots
(About 1296-1315)
MURE, Adam, Sir
(About 1295-)
MURE, Janet heiress of Polkellie
(About 1298-)
STEWART, Robert II King of Scots
MURE, Elizabeth 'of Rowallan'
(About 1320-1355)
STEWART, Alexander Lord of Badenoch then Earl of Buchan
(About 1343-1406)


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1. MACKAY, Mariota

2. Euphemia (I) Countess, 6th of Ross

STEWART, Alexander Lord of Badenoch then Earl of Buchan 1 3

  • Born: About 1343
  • Partnership (1): MACKAY, Mariota 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Euphemia (I) Countess, 6th of Ross in 1382 1
  • Died: by 24 March 1406 1

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  General Notes:

"(57) Sir Alexander Stewart, fourth son of King Robert II. (No. 10), was recognised as Earl of Buchan (S.) in 1382. He was known as 'The Wolf of Badenoch,' and died without legitimate issue probably in 1406. He left several natural sons :- (a) Alexander, Earl of Mar (No. 58). (b) Sir Andrew (No. 59). (c) Duncan. (d) James (No. 60). (e) Walter (No. 61). /) Robert."

from Heraldry of th Steewarts 4

Alexander had a relationship with Mariota MACKAY, daughter of Iye MACETH OR MACKAY and Unknown.1 2 (Mariota MACKAY was born about 1360.)

  Marriage Notes:

"He (Alexander Stewart) deserted his wife for a woman named Mariota, who may have been the mother of his illegitimate children..... For deserting his wife he was reprimanded and excommunicated, 2 November 1389, by the Bishops of Moray and Ross, and ordered to adhere to his wife and not illtreat her, under a penalty of 200. In revenge he burned the towns of Forres and Elgin, and the Cathedral of Elgin in 1390. Ecclesiastical penalties made him humbly submissive, and after satisfying the Bishop of Moray, and doing penance at the church of Blackfriars Monastery at Perth in presence of his father the King he received absolution from the Bishop of St. Andrews."

from Scots Peerage (vol 2)

"Mariota. She is supposed to be the 'Mariota filia Athyn' handfasted to Alexander Stewart, Lord of Badenoch, and to be the mother of his children."

from Scots Peerage (vol 7) 1 2

Alexander next married Euphemia (I) Countess, 6th of Ross, daughter of William (III) 5th Earl of Ross and Mary MACDONALD, in 1382.1 (Euphemia (I) Countess, 6th of Ross was born about 1343, died after 5 September 1394 5 and was buried in Fortrose Cathedral, Scotland 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, was the fourth son of Robert II. The title came to him as the result of his marriage, in 1382, witli Euphemia, Countess of Ross, who was Baroness of the barony of Kingedward, originally comprehending the greater part of the lands in Aberdeenshire belonging to the ancient earldom of Buchan. These she resigned into the hand of the King, 22 July 1382, who granted them to her and her husband, and the longer liver, their heirs, and failing them the heirs of Euphemia. Probably at this time he was created Earl of Buchan, for though in this charter he is styled Lord of Badenoch, he is called Earl of Buchan in another granted to him three days after."

from Scots Peerage (vol 2) 1


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

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 7 (1910).

3 e-books, Transactions of the Banffshire Field Club 1933 Stewarts of Drumin and Pittyvaich by J. M. Bulloch.

4 e-books, The heraldry of the Stewarts by George Harvey Johnston (1906).

5 Internet Site,

6 Internet Site,

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