James (James II)
"Fiery Face, King of Scotland"
16 Oct 1430
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
after 3 Aug 1460
Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland
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James II Stewart is a member of the House of Stewart.
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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James II by comparing test results with other carriers of
his mother's mitochondrial DNA
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Robbin Stewart :
Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-L21
Angus Stewart :
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #IN46351, MitoYDNA ID T10758 [
Robert Stewart :
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup I-M223, FTDNA kit #759198 +
Y-Chromosome Test 30 markers, haplogroup I-M223, MitoYDNA ID T10780 [
Gerd (Naydock) Stewart-Naydock :
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 500 markers, haplogroup R-BY39168, FTDNA kit #856659
Basil Stewart :
AncestryDNA Paternal Lineage (discontinued) 47 markers, haplogroup R1b, Ancestry member BasilStewart, MitoYDNA ID A10718 [
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