John Stewart

John Stewart

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Sir John "of Balveny, Earl of Atholl" Stewart
Born about in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
Husband of — married in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
Died in Laighwood, Perthshire, Scotland
This page has been accessed 2,065 times.

Categories: Clan Stewart | Earls of Atholl.


Clan Stewart tartan. This person is a member of Clan Stewart.
If you are interested in this profile,
please check out the Scottish Clans Project!


Preceded by
First of that title (8th creation)
1st Earl of Atholl
1457-September 15 1512
Succeeded by
Sir John Stewart

He was the oldest child of Joan Beaufort, widow of James I of Scotland, and her second husband Sir James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn. He became Earl of Atholl in or before 1457.

He has been confused with another John Stewart, the son of Sir Alan Stewart and Catherine Seton. Joan's husbands have also been confused in the past.

John was married twice. By his first wife, Margaret Douglas he had six daughters:

Janet, m. Alexander Gordon, Master of Huntly.
Catherine, m. John Forbes.
Elizabeth, m. Andrew Gray, Lord Gray.
3 additional daughters.

By his second wife, Eleanor Sinclair he had the following children:

John, 2nd Earl of Atholl, m. Janet Campbell.
Andrew, Bishop of Caithness.
Jean, m. Sir Robert Gordon of Pitlurgo. Source: Scotts Peerage under Atholl> and/or James Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott Sources: Scots Peerage V. 1 p 308 under Arbuthnott and Douglas Richardson.
Elspeth, m. Robert Innes of Innermarky.
Marjory, m Sir Colin Campbell of Glenurchy.
Margaret, m. m Sir William Murray of Tullibardine.
Isabel, m. Alexander Robertson of Struan.
Elisabeth, m.1 John Stuart, Earl of Lennox and m.2 Ninian Lord Ross.
Christian, m. Neil Stuart of Garth.
Margaret or Isabel, m. Robert Robertson of Struan.

There are conflicts among the reputable sources about which wife had which daughters (Catherine and Jean), and in one case (Jean) the name of her husband. One Jean is assigned to two husbands, not necessarily incorrectly, but with no indication she had two husbands. It is even possible that there were three daughters, some incorrectly translated in English as Jean. There is a primary source quoted in Scots Peerage that makes one Jean clearly wife of Arbuthnott. No secondary source quotes a primary sourse for Catherine. Richardson quotes a very reputable secondary source (Andrew MacEwen in "The Genealogist" (USA) Vol 2 Issue1) about Sinclair, but that article is silent about this question. In a private message he states he cannot at this time provide a reason for his choice.

Burial

Burial:
Place: Cathedral, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland


Sources

  • Source: Douglas Richardson, "Magna Carta Ancestry 1st edition" , Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2005. p 780.
  • Gibson Family Tree on Ancestry.

Acknowledgements

This person was created through the import of fitzmaster032511.ged on 27 March 2011.

  • WikiTree profile Stewart-4102 created through the import of O'Bryan Family tree.ged on Sep 6, 2011 by Tim Tropeck.

This person was created through the import of Jim Walker gedcom 4 Wikitree may 22 2011.ged on 24 May 2011.

Thank you to Barbara Bonanni for creating Stewart-9795 on 30 Dec 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Barbara and others.



More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools





Search
Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Login to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).


DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? Login to add it.



Images: 1
ancestors of J stewart 1st Lord of Atholl
ancestors of J stewart 1st Lord of Atholl


Collaboration

On July 2, 2015 at 13:14GMT James McDonald wrote:

There are serious controversies about the children of this person. I have tried to provide a concise summary. There is, as of July 2, 2015, no resolution to these questions.

On June 11, 2015 at 16:11GMT James McDonald wrote:

Merged away Unknown-58628

On March 21, 2015 at 19:25GMT Cindy May wrote:

UNKNOWN-58628 and Stewart-1555 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents. Should be merged.

On November 17, 2013 at 21:04GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_1st_Earl_of_Atholl

This is a different John Stewart to Stewart-1388 who was Earl of Lennox



S  >  Stewart  >  John Stewart