James Stewart, I, King of Scots of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick[1]

Male 1394 - 1437  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name James Stewart  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Suffix I, King of Scots of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick 
    Born Dec 1394  Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1437  Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Buried Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charter House
    Person ID I16174  Alger
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Father Robert Stuart, III, King of Scotland,   b. 3 Aug 1337, Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1406, Rothesay, , Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Annabella Drummond,   b. Est 1362,   d. 1401, Scone, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Dispensation, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Robert Stuart, III, King of Scotland,   b. 3 Aug 1337, Dunfermline, , Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1406, Rothesay, , Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1361  Dispensation, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lady Joan Beaufort,   b. 1398,   d. 1445  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1423-1424  St. Mary, Overy, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret, Princess of Scotland,   b. 1424, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1445, Ch?lons, , Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     2. Isabella Elizabeth [Princess Of, Scotland],   b. 1426, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Mar 1499  (Age 73 years)
     3. Joan Janet Stewart, Princess of Scotland,   b. 1428, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jun 1493, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Mary [Princess Of Scotland],   b. Abt 1429, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1465, Kstl Sandenburch, Veere, Zeeland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     5. Alexander [Prince Of Scotland],   b. 16 Oct 1430, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James Stewart, II, King of Scots,   b. 16 Oct 1430, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     7. Lady Annabella [Princess Of Scotland] Stewart, Princess of Scotland,   b. 1432, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Jun 1509  (Age 77 years)
     8. Eleanor [Princess Of Scotland],   b. Abt 1434, Perth, , Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1480, Probably, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     9. James Stewart, [Of Buchan],   b. Est 1435, Earlshill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1493, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     10. Andrew Stewart,   b. Est 1437, Lincluden, Kirkcudbrightshr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1501, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F4957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Duncan Stewart, of Invercaule,   b. 16 Oct 1430, , , Lorne (now Argyll), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1499, Angus, , Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F62679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from "The Munro Beacon" - Vol. 35, No. 3 - "Reign of the House of Stewart (Stuart)" - by Liam Paterson.)

      ?i?James I (1406-1437)
      James's early life was spent mostly as a prisoner in the Tower of London, albeit treated as a member of royalty. Only in 1424 did he return to Scotland to be crowned king. He had been well educated during his time in England and he wanted to overhaul much of the country's infrastructure of church and state. Although generally sensible, his reforms did not go down at all well with the nobles and, inevitably, he was assassinated during a visit to a monastery in Perth.?/i?
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      When he was just twelve, James' father sent him to France for his safety during the unstable political climate at the time. But the ship carrying him was intercepted by English pirates in the North Sea and the young prince was spirited off to King Henry IV in London.

      James spent the next 18 years in captivity being moved about between the Tower of London and the castles of Windsor and Nottingham. He was a highly intelligent and extremely tough young man, a scholar, poet and athlete, and during his captivity, his education and schooling in the martial arts were carefully attended to so as to mould him into English ways. The English plan backfired, however, because James was simply impressed by the strong leadership of the English kings and was determined to emulate them when at last he got the reins of Scottish government.

      The result was a vigorous crackdown on all opposition in Scotland with James determined to show everyone who was boss. But he went too far and made too many enemies. In the end, he was assassinated in 1437 by Sir Robert Graham and a group of conspirators. He was 43.

      Ref: "The Highland Clans" by Moncreiffe & Hicks - inside front cover, p. 10
      "Katherine: Ancestor of Presidents and Kings"

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu

  • Sources 
    1. [S416] Clan Munro Database, Clan Munro Association, USA.

    2. [S13] Alger files - Web site print-outs, http://members.aol.com/dwidad/ped2.html - 6 May 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S434] Clan Munro files - Belton, Celia Munro, Celia Munro Belton, Lineage of James Monroe (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1034] Munro Beacon, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Autumn 2013). (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S124] Family of Adam, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (https://familysearch.org/ : copyright 2008), accessed 10 Oct 2017), 9CXX-8P7 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S124] Family of Adam, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (https://familysearch.org/ : copyright 2008), accessed 19 Jan 2018), 9CXX-8P7 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S59] Royalty of England.

    8. [S950] Clan Munro files - Arnold, Wylie Hall, Jr., Wylie Hall Arnold, Jr., Ancestry of James Monroe, President of the United State s - The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 3 , No. 3, (Jul., 1923) (Reliability: 3).


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