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John Stewart

Male 1429 - 1495  (66 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Stewart was born in 1429 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (son of Alan Stewart and Katherine Seton); died between 31 Aug 1495 and 11 Sep 1495.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1428 and 1429, of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

    Notes:

    First Lord Darnley, and first Earl of Lennox of the Stewart line.

    Direct paternal great-great-great grandfather of James VI and I of Scotland and England.

    "[E]stablished his rights as Earl only after long controversy and then resigned the earldom's lands to his son in 1490, reserving his liferent […] [b]y which means he did not denude himself of the earldom but rather directed its destination." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    "Throughout his life Darnley's overriding ambition was to validate his claim to all or part of the earldom of Lennox. He was the grandson of John Stewart of Darnley and Elizabeth of Lennox, who were married shortly after 23 September 1406. Elizabeth was one of the three daughters of Duncan, earl of Lennox (executed in 1425). After 1437 Lennox had been held by Earl Duncan's eldest daughter, Isabella, duchess of Albany and countess of Lennox, the widow of Murdoch, duke of Albany. Isabella died without any legitimate heirs and in the years following her death Darnley pursued a claim to half of Lennox as the grandson of Countess Isabella's sister Elizabeth. The other half of the earldom was claimed by Sir John Haldane of Gleneagles and John Napier of Merchiston, husbands of the granddaughters of Earl Duncan's third daughter, Margaret of Lennox. Darnley's most serious rival, however, was Andrew Stewart, Lord Avondale, chancellor of the kingdom, who was the illegitimate son of Countess Isabella's son Walter." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

    John married Margaret Montgomery before 20 Jul 1461. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Stewart
    2. Elizabeth Stewart
    3. Matthew Stewart was born about 1465; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alan Stewart was born between 1407 and 1410 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (son of John Stewart and Elizabeth of Lennox); died on 20 Sep 1438 in Polmais Thorne, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "Sieur d'Aubigny […] never knighted, still in Scotland 21 September 1419, in French service until 1437, when he returned to Scotland, only to be slain by Sir Thomas Boyd the next year." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Alan married Katherine Seton in 1428. Katherine (daughter of John Seton and Catherine Sinclair) was born about 1410; died before 7 Feb 1478. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Katherine Seton was born about 1410 (daughter of John Seton and Catherine Sinclair); died before 7 Feb 1478.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Stewart was born in 1429 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; died between 31 Aug 1495 and 11 Sep 1495.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Stewart was born about 1384 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (son of Alexander Stewart and Janet Keith); died on 12 Feb 1429 in Rouvray, Eure-et-Loir, France; was buried in Orléans, Loiret, France.

    Notes:

    Killed at the Battle of the Herrings.

    "Constable of the Scots in French service, made a foundation in Orléans Cathedral in 1421, a knight banneret by 1 August 1425, granted by Charles VII the lordships of Aubigny and Concressault and the county of Évreux, with the right to bear his arms quartered with those of France, slain leading an attack on forces commanded by Sir John Fastolf." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    John married Elizabeth of Lennox after 23 Sep 1406. Elizabeth (daughter of Duncan of Lennox and Helen Campbell) died in Nov 1429 in France; was buried in Orléans, Loiret, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth of Lennox (daughter of Duncan of Lennox and Helen Campbell); died in Nov 1429 in France; was buried in Orléans, Loiret, France.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Stewart
    2. 2. Alan Stewart was born between 1407 and 1410 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; died on 20 Sep 1438 in Polmais Thorne, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

  3. 6.  John Seton was born in in of Seton and Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland (son of William Seton); died between 28 Mar 1424 and 1434; was buried in Seton Collegiate Church, East Lothian, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1434

    Notes:

    "Master of the Household to King James I, a prisoner after the battle of Homildon Hill and a hostage in England in 1407, one of the commissioners appointed to treat for the liberation of James I and one of the named conservators of the truce of seven years concluded in 1424." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    John married Catherine Sinclair before 8 Mar 1393. Catherine (daughter of John Sinclair and Elizabeth Polwarth) was born in in of Herdmanston, East Lothian, Scotland; died after 28 Mar 1450. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Catherine Sinclair was born in in of Herdmanston, East Lothian, Scotland (daughter of John Sinclair and Elizabeth Polwarth); died after 28 Mar 1450.

    Notes:

    Also called Catherine de Sant Clar.

    Children:
    1. 3. Katherine Seton was born about 1410; died before 7 Feb 1478.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Alexander Stewart was born in in of Galston, East Ayrshire, Scotland (son of Alexander Stewart and Joanna); died before 24 May 1402.

    Notes:

    "[A]lmost certainly vita patris before 24 May 1402 when his son was 'of Darnley,' styled 'filius Alexandri Senescalli de Derneley militis' about 1383 and 'Dominus de Galliston' on 13 October 1390, not known to have been knighted or to have succeeded to Darnley." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Alexander married Janet Keith about 1383. Janet (daughter of William Keith and (Unknown) More) was born about 1350. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Janet Keith was born about 1350 (daughter of William Keith and (Unknown) More).

    Notes:

    "[H]eiress of Dalserf and Gaston, living as late as 1421, ancestress by her first husband of the Hamiltons of Cadzow (who got Dalserf), settled Galston on her second husband and their heirs about 1383, referred to as 'his mother' by John Stewart of Darnley, Constable of the Scots, in a petition granted at Rome, 25 February 1421/2, a charter of hers as 'Domina de Gallyston' in favor of her son Andrew Hamilton, dated at Dalserf, 11 December 1406, was witnessed by Sir William Hamilton and John Stewart of Cruickistoun [i.e. Darnley], each styled her son." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 4. John Stewart was born about 1384 in of Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland; died on 12 Feb 1429 in Rouvray, Eure-et-Loir, France; was buried in Orléans, Loiret, France.

  3. 10.  Duncan of Lennox was born about 1345 (son of Walter of Faslane and Margaret of Lennox); died on 25 May 1425 in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Blackfriars, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Earl of Lennox. "[A] knight by 8 May 1385 when he obtained the earldom on the resignation of his parents, although 'an octogenarian' and apparently blameless, he shared in the downfall of his son-in-law, Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany, the regent, and was beheaded along with him and two grandsons." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Duncan married Helen Campbell between 1369 and 1373. Helen (daughter of Archibald Campbell and Isabella Lamont) was born about 1340; died between 1434 and 1447. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Helen Campbell was born about 1340 (daughter of Archibald Campbell and Isabella Lamont); died between 1434 and 1447.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1434

    Notes:

    Also called Ellen Campbell.

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth of Lennox died in Nov 1429 in France; was buried in Orléans, Loiret, France.
    2. Margaret of Lennox died after 18 May 1451.

  5. 12.  William Seton was born about 1350 (son of Alan de Wyntoun and Margaret of Seton); died between 27 Mar 1408 and 4 Mar 1410; was buried in Franciscan Friary, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "Lord of Seton, Winchburgh, and Tranent, one of the Scottish border lords who refused to attend the parliament that ratified a treaty with England and evidently took part in the subequent raid into northern England in 1383, styled 'Baron, lord of Seton,' in a petition to the pope granted 27 October 1394, and 'Dominus eujusdem, nepos et heres quondam Alexandri Seton de eodem' on 13 December 1397. […] He seems to have married twice, the mother of his second son being Jonet Fleming, elder daughter of Sir David Fleming of Biggar. However, the mother of his son John has not been identified." [The Ancestry of Charles II, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 6. John Seton was born in in of Seton and Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland; died between 28 Mar 1424 and 1434; was buried in Seton Collegiate Church, East Lothian, Scotland.

  6. 14.  John Sinclair was born about 1345 in of Herdmanston, East Lothian, Scotland (son of John Sinclair and Margaret Sinclair); died before 20 Jan 1402.

    Notes:

    Also called John de Sancto Claro. It was he, not his father as stated in The Scots Peerage, who had a charter from his cousin William, earl of Douglas and Mar, of the lands of Herdmanston and Carfrae, 17 Jun 1377.

    John married Elizabeth Polwarth. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 15.  Elizabeth Polwarth (daughter of Patrick Polwarth of that Ilk).
    Children:
    1. 7. Catherine Sinclair was born in in of Herdmanston, East Lothian, Scotland; died after 28 Mar 1450.