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John Stewart

Male - 1463

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  • Name John Stewart  [1
    Birth of Lorne, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Death 20 Dec 1463  Dunstaffnage, Argyle and Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I34724  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JMF
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2023 

    Father Robert Stewart   d. Bef 1449 
    Mother Joan Stewart 
    Marriage Aft 27 Sep 1397  [3, 6
    • Date of dispensation.
    Family ID F20426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fingula of the Isles   d. Bef 1463 
    +1. Isabel Stewart   d. 26 Oct 1510, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F20413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 4 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • 2nd Lord Lorne. He sat in the Scottish parliament as Lord Lorne in 1449, 1452, and 1455. He died at Dunstaffnage Castle of wounds inflicted by Alan M'Coule.

      "His murder resulted from his intended marriage to his longtime Maclaren mistress, mother of his son Dugald, who would thereby have been legitimated and made eligible to succeed to the lordship, displacing John's three legitimate daughters, who were all married to Campbells. To prevent this the Campbells hired Alan MacCoull to murder Lord Lorne before the marriage could take place. The wedding party was ambushed on its way from the castle to the Chapel of Dunstaffnage. Lorne was repeatedly stabbed and mortally wounded; the assassins hastened off to occupy the castle. Lorne had himself carried into the chapel and the wedding ceremony was completed; he died an hour later. Dugald's succession was contested by the Campbells. After some years of intermittent warfare a compromise was reached by which Dugald retained only Appin, the northern part of the lord- ship; he was the founder of the Clan Stewart of Appin. -- The above is the traditional account, but it has been argued to be an invention on the ground that John Stewart had entailed Lorne to his brother Walter, who sold it to [his son-in-law Colin Campbell]. However, John held Castle Gloom (now Castle Campbell) and considerable other lands, not entailed, lands, whose inheritance Dugald's legitimacy vel non would affect." [Brice McAdoo Clagett, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5591] Charles G. Kurz, "The Ancestral History of Margaret Campbell of Keithick (1571 - c. 1631)." Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society 62, p. 55, 1978.

    2. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    4. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    5. [S6893] Seven Centuries: Ancestors for Twenty Generations of John Brice de Treville Clagett and Ann Calvert Brooke Clagett by Brice McAdoo Clagett. 2002.

    6. [S50] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Second edition, 2011.