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James V, King of Scots

Male 1512 - 1542  (30 years)


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  • Name James V  
    Suffix King of Scots 
    Born 10 Apr 1512  Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 11 Apr 1512  Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 14 Dec 1542  Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I20772  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 

    Father James IV, King of Scots,   b. 17 Mar 1473, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1513, Flodden Field, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Margaret Tudor,   b. 28 Nov 1489, Westminster Palace, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1541, Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1503  Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F12437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Euphemia Elphinstone,   b. 11 May 1509,   d. Aft 1564  (Age > 56 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Stewart,   b. Abt 1533,   d. 4 Feb 1593  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F12366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Madeleine of France,   b. Aug 1520,   d. 7 Jul 1537, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1537  Notre-Dame, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F21818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary of Guise,   d. 11 Jun 1560, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Jun 1538  St. Andrew's, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots,   b. 8 Dec 1542, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1587, Fotheringay, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F12786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "[F]orfeited the Angus Douglas, executed Border reivers, at times went incognito among his people, popular and licentious." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

      James V of Scotland, direct ancestor of TWK, is by far the most recent crowned head to be the direct ancestor of any of this database's root individuals. Through him, TWK is documentably descended from approximately 2500 more minor gentry, two-bit aristocrats, and forgotten royalty than either TNH or JTS, the next two in sheer quantity of known ancestors. Through the wives of James V's grandfather James III and his great-grandfather James II, plus James V's umbilical great-grandmother Jacquetta of Luxembourg, a great number of these TWK ancestors lived in central and eastern Europe. Through James V's mother Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, TWK is descended from many of the dramatis personae of Shakespeare's history plays and many of the major players in the Wars of the Roses. Finally, through Margaret Tudor's paternal great-grandfather Owen ap Marududd ap Tudur, TWK is descended from dozens if not hundreds of Welsh persons with brain-challenging names like Cynwrig ab Iorwerth ap Gwgon ab Idnerth ab Edryd ab Inethan ab Iasedd ap Carwed ap Marchudd ap Cynan.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.

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

    3. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018., year only.