James II Stewart
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James Stewart (1430 - aft. 1460)

James (James II) "Fiery Face, King of Scotland" Stewart
Born in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Jul 1449 in monastery of Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Roxburgh Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Feb 2011 | Last significant change: 6 Jul 2020
22:03: Bobbie (Madison) Hall edited the Biography for James Stewart (1430-aft.1460). (moved non-pre-1500/inactive members to TL list; project management adjusted) [Thank Bobbie for this]
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Scottish Nobility
James II Stewart was a member of Scottish Nobility.
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Preceded by
James I Stewart
King of Scotland
21 February 1436-7 - 3 August 1460
Succeeded by
James III


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James II Stewart is a member of the House of Stewart.
This profile is part of the Stewart Name Study.
James II Stewart is a member of Clan 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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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.
posted by Jack Day
Please add to categories Forsyth de Fronsac Fraud and Charles Henry Browning Fraud
posted by Sunny (Trimbee) Clark
removed Elizabeth Stewart as this couples daughter, according all info they did not have a daughter named Elizabeth
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Illegitimate son is missing see http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00006045&tree=LEO

(Also mentioned in Royal Ancestry)

posted by Andrew Lancaster
Why two sons named James? Are they the same?
posted by Andrew Lancaster
Interesting - I'm a 2nd cousin! (17 times removed)
posted by Tim Easterday
Stewart-10555 and Stewart-1166 appear to represent the same person because: Same person.
posted by Ken Broughton
Lovely !
posted by Maggie N.
Nice re-boot Eugene!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
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
posted by Eugene Quigley

James II is 25 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 4 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 21 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.