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Doune, Lord (S, 1581)


Creation: let.pat. 24 Nov 1581


Family name: Stewart




See Earl of Moray



James [Stewart], 1st Lord Doune, PC

1st son and heir of Sir James Stewart of Beath, Constable of Doune Castle (by his wife Hon Margaret Stewart, widow of Richard [Stewart], 3rd Lord Innermeath, and only child of John [Lindsay], 3rd Lord Lindsay of the Byres), 3rd son of Andrew [Stewart], 1st Lord Avandale


 c. 1529


11 Jan 1563/4 Lady Margaret Campbell (d. after 7 Feb 1591/2), 1st dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 4th Earl of Argyll, by his second wife Lady Margaret Graham, 1st dau. of William [Graham], 3rd Earl of Menteith


1. Hon James Stewart, later jure uxoris Earl of Moray later 2nd Lord Doune

2. Hon Henry Stewart, later 1st Lord Saint Colme

3. Hon Archibald Stewart (d. after 24 Nov 1579)

4. Hon John Stewart, found guilty of murder and beheaded (d. Dec 1609)

5. Hon Alexander Stewart

1. Hon Mary Stewart, mar. after Aug 1581 as his second wife Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss (d. betw. Aug 1620 and Jun 1622), 1st son and heir of David Wemyss of Wemyss by his wife Hon Cecilia Ruthven, 3rd dau. of William [Ruthven], 2nd Lord Ruthven, and had issue

2. Margaret Stewart (dvp. young)

3. Hon Jean Stewart (d. 1 Jul 1622), mar. 4 Apr 1596 as his second wife Simon [Fraser], 6th Lord Lovat, and had issue


20 Jul 1590


24 Nov 1581 Lord Doune, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever - a subsequent charter dated 6 Jan 1587/8 (confirmed by Act of Parliament 5 Jun 1592) gave a novadamus of the same, the ultimate remainder being to heirs male whatsoever bearing the name and arms of Stewart

suc. by



suc. his father 1545; was on an Embassy to France 1560; knighted 1565; Commendator of St Colm's Inch; Constable of Doune Castle; Privy Councillor; Collector-General of the Revenues 1584; Extraordinary Lord of Session 1584-86; a Commissioner of Justiciary 1592


James [Stewart], jure uxoris Earl of Moray later 2nd Lord Doune




23 Jan 1580/1 Lady Elizabeth Stewart, suo jure Countess of Moray, 1st dau. and cohrss. and heir of line of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Moray, by his wife Lady Agnes Keith, 1st dau. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, by his wife Margaret Keith, dau. and cohrss. of William Keith, Yr. of Inverurie


7 Feb 1591/2


recognised immediately upon his marriage as Earl of Moray and took his seat as such in Parliament 19 May 1584; suc. his father as 2nd Lord Doune 20 Jul 1590


The Lordship of Doune has been held by the Earls of Moray since 20 Jul 1590.


First written 6 Apr 2010



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