Murdoch Stewart

Murdoch Stewart (1362 - 1425)

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Murdoch "2nd Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife, Earl of Menteith" Stewart
Born in Falkland Castle, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Mar 2011
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Categories: Dukes of Albany | House of Stewart | Clan Stewart.

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Preceded by
Robert Stewart
2nd Duke of Albany
Succeeded by



Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany (Scottish Gaelic: Muireadhach Stiubhart) (1362 – 24 May 1425) was a leading Scottish nobleman, the son of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany and the grandson of King Robert II of Scotland, who founded the Stewart dynasty.

In 1389, he became Justiciar North of the Forth. In 1402, he was captured at the Battle of Homildon Hill and would spend 12 years in captivity in England.

After his father died in 1420, and while the future King James I of Scotland was himself held captive in England, Stewart served as Governor of Scotland until 1424, when James was finally ransomed and returned to Scotland. However, in 1425, soon after James's coronation, Stewart was arrested, found guilty of treason, and executed, along with two of his sons. His only surviving heir was James (Big James), who escaped to Antrim, Ireland, where he died in 1451.


  • 1. Murdoch married Joan Douglas before 1389.
  • 2. He then married Isabella of Lennox daughter of Duncan (8th Earl of Lennox) and Helen Campbell, from 17 February 1391/92 to 8 November 1392.. She survived the destruction of her family, and she would live to see the murder of James I and the restoration of her title and estates.


Child of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany & Joan Douglas;

  • 1. unknown Stewart.

Children of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany and Isabel of Lennox, Countess of Lennox

  • 1. Lady Isabella Stewart.
  • 2. Robert Stewart, Master of Fife. b. bt 1393 - 1407, d. bt 1416 - 1421.
  • 3. Walter Stewart, Master of Fife. b. bt 1394 - 1410, d. 24 May 1425.
  • 4. Sir Alexander Stewart. b. bt 1395 - 1410, d. 25 May 1425.
  • 5. Sir James Mor Stewart, 1st of Baldorran. b. bt 1395 - 1426, d. 18 May 1451.


  • The Stewarts of Balquhidder. and Descendants of James Mhor Stewart

  • The Complete Peerage. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 78.


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On 19 Jun 2018 at 07:49 GMT Becky (Campbell) Spearman wrote:

Descendant of King Robert I. King Robert I, known as the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 to 1329.

On 20 Jun 2017 at 07:30 GMT Evelyn (Breckenridge) Alexander wrote:

FYI, I recently found another good source for information on the Stewart linage. It's a free e-book you can download through Google Books, "A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland_ M to Z"

Murdoch is 23 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 23 degrees from Katy Jurado and 15 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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