James II Stewart

James Stewart (1430 - aft. 1460)

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James (James II) "Fiery Face, King of Scotland" Stewart
Born in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in monastery of Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Feb 2011
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Categories: House of Stewart | Dukes of Rothesay | Clan Stewart.

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James II Stewart is a member of the House of Stewart.
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James II Stewart is a member of Clan Stewart.
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Preceded by
James I Stewart
King of Scotland
21 February 1436-7 - 3 August 1460
Succeeded by
James III


James II is the son of James I and Joan Beaufort. He succeeded to the throne in 1437, at the age of six, when his father was murdered. Prior to becoming king he held the title Duke of Rothesay.

In 1449, he married Mary of Guelders, daughter of the Duke of Gelderland and together they had seven children. James had another child, John Stewart, Lord of Sticks, by an unknown mistress.

James was killed at a siege of Roxburgh Castle, August 1460, when a cannon he lit exploded. He was succeeded by his son, also named James, who was only eight at the time.


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. I. p. 662
  • Mike Ashley, British Kings & Queens, A Brief History of (London: Robinson, 2002), Pages 271-74.
  • Scottish kings - a revised chronology of Scottish history, 1005-1625. Published 1899 by D. Douglas in Edinburgh. James II


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On 12 May 2018 at 11:48 GMT Jack Day wrote:

Is the coat of arms displayed here correct? I don't think his coat of arms would have displayed the English as well as Scottish flags in this time period.

On 11 Jul 2017 at 18:49 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Please add to categories Forsyth de Fronsac Fraud and Charles Henry Browning Fraud

On 13 Mar 2017 at 23:37 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

removed Elizabeth Stewart as this couples daughter, according all info they did not have a daughter named Elizabeth

On 7 Jan 2017 at 23:45 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Illegitimate son is missing see http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00006045&tree=LEO

(Also mentioned in Royal Ancestry)

On 7 Jan 2017 at 23:38 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Why two sons named James? Are they the same?

On 8 Aug 2014 at 13:04 GMT Tim Easterday wrote:

Interesting - I'm a 2nd cousin! (17 times removed)

On 14 May 2014 at 17:42 GMT Ken Broughton wrote:

Stewart-10555 and Stewart-1166 appear to represent the same person because: Same person.

On 10 Sep 2013 at 01:50 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Lovely !

On 9 Sep 2013 at 19:04 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Nice re-boot Eugene!

On 9 Sep 2013 at 16:14 GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

Changes were made to this profile because we generally do not encourage copy/paste of complete articles from other sites, but suggest they be linked to instead. Eugene Quigley, WikiTree Supervisor, September 9, 2013

James II is 23 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 19 degrees from Burl Ives and 11 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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