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Atholl, Earl of (S, 1457 - 1595)

 

Creation: let.pat. c. 1457

 

Extinct: 25 Aug 1595

 

Family name: Stewart

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Arms:

See Earl of Atholl

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John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl

son and heir of Sir James Stewart "the Black Knight of Lorne", by his wife Lady Joan Beaufort, widow of James I, King of Scotland, and 1st dau. of John [Beaufort], 1st Earl of Somerset

born

c. 1440

mar. (1)

1459/60 Lady Margaret Douglas (widow of William [Douglas], 8th Earl of Douglas, and former wife of James [Douglas], 9th Earl of Douglas; d. c. 1475), sister and hrss. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Douglas, and only dau. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Douglas, by his wife Lady Eupheme Graham, 1st dau. of Sir Patrick Graham of Kilpont by his wife Lady Eupheme, suo jure Countess of Strathearn

children by first wife

1. Lady Janet Stewart (d. 27 Oct 1510), mar. 14 Oct 1474 as his first wife Alexander [Gordon], 3rd Earl of Huntly, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Stewart (dspm.), mar. as his 1st wife John [Forbes], 6th Lord Forbes, and had issue

3. Lady Christian Stewart (d. 30 May 1538; bur. in Dunkeld Cathedral), mar. Neil Stewart of Garth

4. Lady Margaret Stewart, mar. Robert Robertson, Yr of Struan

5. Lady Elizabeth Stewart, mar. bef. 1483 as his second wife Andrew [Gray], 2nd Lord Gray, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 19 Apr 1475 Lady Eleanor Sinclair (d. 21 Mar 1518), dau. of William [Sinclair], 1st Earl of Caithness, by his second wife Marjory Sutherland, dau. of Alexander Sutherland of Dunbeath

children by second wife

1. John Stewart, later 2nd Earl of Atholl

2. Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Caithness 1518-42 (d. 1542)

6. Lady Jean Stewart, mar. Sir Robert Gordon of Pitlurg

7. Lady Elspeth Stewart, mar. c. 1510 Robert Innes of Innermarky

8. Lady Marjory Stewart, mar. Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd of Glenorchy (d. 12 Aug 1523), and had issue

9. Lady Margaret Stewart, mar. Sir William Murray of Castletown (d. at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513), and issue

10. Lady Isabel Stewart, mar. Alexander Robertson of Struan, 5th Chief of Clan Donnachaidh, and had issue

11. Lady Anne Stewart, mar. (1) aft. 19 Jan 1511/2 John [Stuart], 3rd or 12th Earl of Lennox, and (2) 9 Dec 1529 as his third wife Ninian [Ross], 3rd Lord Ross, and had issue by her first husband

died

15 Sep 1512

created

c. 1457 Earl of Atholl, with regrant 18 Mar 1481/2 to him and the heirs male of his body with remainder to the Crown

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Ambassador to England 1484

 

John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl

born

mar.

Lady Janet Campbell (d. c. 2 Dec 1545/6), 3rd dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stewart, 1st dau. of John [Stuart], 1st or 10th Earl of Lennox

children

1. Hon John Stewart, later 3rd Earl of Atholl

1. Lady Janet Stewart, mar. (1) 16 Jun 1520 Hon Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland, 1st son and heir ap. of Lady Elizabeth Sutherland, suo jure Countess of Sutherland, by her husband and second cousin Adam Gordon of Aboyne, later jure uxoris Earl of Sutherland, 2nd son of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, by his second wife the Princess Annabella, 6th dau. of James I, King of Scotland, (2) bef. 13 May 1532 Sir Hugh Kennedy of Girvanmains, (3) bef. 4 Nov 1544 as his second wife Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven, and (4) 9 Apr 1557 as his second wife Patrick [Ruthven], 3rd Lord Ruthven, and had issue by her first and third husbands

2. Lady Helen Stewart (d. May 1577), mar. (1) John [Lindsay], 5th Lord Lindsay of the Byres, and (2) after 17 Dec 1563 Thomas Moncur, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Jean Stewart, mar. 13 Aug 1507 James Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott (d. 7 Mar 1521), and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Stewart, mar. Colin Mackenzie of Kintail (d. 6 Jun 1561), and had issue

5. Lady Isabel Stewart, mar. James Herring of Lethendy and Glasclune

died

1521

suc. by

son

note

 

John [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Atholl

born

6 Oct 1507

mar. (1)

bef. Oct 1533 Grizel Rattray (d. aft. 1537), dau. of Sir John Rattray of that Ilk

children by first wife

1. Hon John Stewart, later 4th Earl of Atholl

2. Hon Sir James Stewart of Balveny

1. Lady Margaret Stewart (d. 1555), mar. bef. 19 Feb 1539/40 as his first wife John Grant, 4th of Freuchie

2. Lady Helen (sic?) Stewart, mar. Walter Wood of Balbegno

3. Lady Elizabeth Stewart, mar. Thomas Stewart of Grandtully

mar. (2)

Hon Jean Forbes (mar. (2) after 17 Nov 1545 Alexander Hay of Dalgety, and (3) bef. 17 Jan 1549/50 as his first wife William Leslie of Balquhain), yst. dau. of John [Forbes], 6th Baron Forbes, by his third wife Elizabeth Elphinstone (widow of Alexander [Elphinstone], 1st Lord Elphinstone), dau. of ..... Barlow

children by second wife

4. Lady Barbara Stewart, mar. James Menzies of Weem

5. Lady Jean Stewart, mar. (1) John Otterburn of Redhall, and (2) George Crawford of Leifnerris

died

1542

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl, PC

born

mar. (1)

26 May 1547 Lady Elizabeth Gordon (dspm. bef. 1557), 1st dau. of George [Gordon], 4th Earl of Huntly, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Keith, sister of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, and 1st dau. of Hon Robert Keith, styled Lord Keith (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Douglas, 1st dau. of John [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Morton), 1st son and heir ap. of William [Keith], 2nd Earl Marischal

children by first wife

1. Lady Elizabeth Stewart (d. Apr 1590 or Sep 1595), mar. (1) 24 Dec 1567 Hugh [Fraser], 5th Lord Lovat, (2) 6 Dec 1578 (div. 1581) Robert [Stuart], 1st Earl of Lennox later 1st Earl of March, and (3) 6 Jul 1581 James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Arran, and had issue by her first and third husbands

2. Lady Margaret Stewart (d. betw. 20 Apr and 2 Jul 1618), mar. bef. 3 Aug 1574 George [Abernethy], 7th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, and had issue

mar. (2)

1 Apr 1557 Hon Margaret Erskine (widow of (1) Hon Robert Graham, styled Lord Graham, 1st son and heir ap. of William [Graham], 2nd Earl of Montrose, and (2) Hon Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine, 2nd son and eventual heir ap. of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 17th Earl of Mar; d. after 15 Aug 1584), 4th dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, by his wife Lady Joan Stewart, illeg. dau. of James IV, King of Scotland

children by second wife

1. Hon John Stewart, later 5th Earl of Atholl

3. Lady Grizel Stewart, mar. Dec 1581 as his second wife David [Lindsay], 11th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

4. Lady Jean Stewart (d. Sep 1593), mar. 18 Nov 1573 as his first wife her second cousin once removed Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt., MP, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Stewart (dsp. after 12 Apr 1588), mar. 17/27 Jan 1586/7 as his second wife Francis [Hay], 9th Earl of Erroll

died

24 Apr 1579

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1561; Lord Chancellor of Scotland 1578-79

 

John [Stewart], 5th Earl of Atholl

born

22 May 1563

mar.

24 Jan 1579/80 his second cousin Lady Mary Ruthven (mar. (2) 31 Mar 1596 as his second wife John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl; and (3) bef. 30 Aug 1613 James Stewart, 1st son and heir of Hon James Stewart, Master of Buchan (by his wife Christian Strang, dau. of John Strang of Balcaskie), 2nd son of John [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Buchan), 1st dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie, by his wife Hon Dorothea Stewart, 2nd dau. of Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven, by his second or third wife and cousin Lady Janet Stewart, 1st dau. of John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl

children

1. Lady Margaret Stewart (d. young)

2. Lady Dorothea Stewart (d. bef. 6 Aug 1628), mar. Sep 1604 as his second wife William [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, and had issue

3. Lady Mary Stewart, mar. (1) 12 Sep 1603 John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl, and (2) Capt Peter Rollo

4. Lady Jean Stewart (d. 19 Jul 1623), mar. (1) Dec 1603 Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Saint Colme, and (2) Nicol Bellenden of Standanflat, and had issue by her first husband

5. Lady Anne Stewart (d. c. 15 Aug 1635), mar. 15 Aug 1604 as his first wife Andrew [Stewart], 2nd Baron Castle Stuart, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 25 Aug 1595

note

Privy Councillor [S], 1590

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Atholl the Earldom of Atholl reverted to the Crown in accordance with its charter of creation.

 

 First written 2 Jul 2003

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