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Atholl, Earl of (S, 1596 - 1625)
Creation: let.pat. 6 Mar 1595/6
Family name: Stewart
Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Or a Fess chequy Azure and Argent, in chief a Buckle of the second (Stewart); 2nd and 3rd, Or a Lymphad Sable (Lordship of Lorn)
A Unicorn's Head Argent horned Or
Quhidder will zie
John [Stewart], 6th Lord Innermeath later 1st Earl of Atholl
1st son and heir of James [Stewart], 5th Lord Innermeath, by his wife Hon Helen Ogilvy, 1st dau. of James [Ogilvy], 3rd Lord Ogilvy of Airlie
6 Oct 1580 Lady Margaret Lindsay (d. after 16 Jun 1589), 2nd dau. of David [Lindsay], 9th Earl of Crawford, by his second wife Katherine Ogilvy (widow of James Ogilvy, Master of Ogilvy, 1st son and heir ap. of James [Ogilvy], 4th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie), dau. of Hon Sir John Campbell of Cawdor (by his wife Muriel Cawdor, dau. and hrss. of John Cawdor of Cawdor, co. Fife), 3rd son of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll
children by first wife
1. Hon John Stewart, later 2nd Earl of Atholl
1. Lady Margaret Stewart, mar. (1) Sir James Stewart of Ballechin, and (2) Sir Robert Crichton of Cluny
31 Mar 1596 Lady Mary Stewart (widow of John [Stewart], 5th Earl of Atholl; mar. (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), 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie, by his wife Dorothea Stewart, 4th dau. by his second wife of Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven
6 May 1595/6 Earl of Atholl, with remainder to the heirs male of his body
son by first wife
suc. his father as 6th Lord Innermouth c. May 1579
John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl
12 Sep 1603 Lady Mary Stewart (mar. (2) Capt Peter Rollo), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Stewart], 5th Earl of Atholl, by his stepmother Lady Mary Ruthven, 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie
On the death of the 2nd Earl of Atholl the Earldom of Atholl and the Lordship of Innermouth became extinct.
First written 11 May 2003
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