John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch (c. 1456–c. 1479) was the youngest son of James II of Scotland and Mary of Guelders.
James II bestowed the titles of Earl of Mar and Earl of Garioch on his son sometime between 1458 and 1459. In 1479, John was accused of treason and imprisoned at Craigmillar Castle. Shortly thereafter he died in suspicious circumstances, possibly on the orders of his brother James III.
Wikipedia: John Stewart, Earl of Mar (d. 1479) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stewart,_Earl_of_Mar_(d._1479) : accessed 23 jun 2013)
John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch1
M, #102113, b. between 1456 and 1459, d. 9 July 1479
John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch was born between 1456 and 1459.1 He was the son of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie von Geldern.2 He died on 9 July 1479 at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, possibly murdered on the orders of his brother, King James III, unmarried.1
He gained the title of Earl of Garioch between 21 June 1458 and 25 June 1459.1 He gained the title of Earl of Mar between 21 June 1458 and 25 June 1459.1 Between 1479 and 1480 he forfeited all of his estates.1
thePeerage: John Stewart, Earl of Mar and Garioch (http://www.thepeerage.com/p10212.htm#i102113 : accessed 23 jun 2013)
Stewart, John (1457?-1479?)
STEWART, JOHN, Earl of Mar (1457?–1479?), third and youngest son of James II of Scotland, by Mary of Gueldres, was born after October 1456, his name not occurring in the list of the king's sons in the comptroller's account of that date. James III [q. v.] and Alexander Stewart, duke of Albany [q. v.], were his elder brothers. Between 21 June 1458 and 23 June 1459 he was created Earl of Mar and Garioch (Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, vi. 516). He sat in the parliament of March 1478–9 (Acta Parl. Scot. ii. 120), but between that date and October 1479—for he was not present at the parliament which met in the latter month (ib. p. 124)—was arrested by James III at the instance of Cochrane, the king's favourite. The traditional story is that he was accused by Cochrane of using magical arts against the king; but the probability is that Cochrane and the king dreaded a combination against them. Mar was confined in Craigmillar Castle, and, according to one story, an incision being made in one of his veins, he was allowed to bleed to death; while those who desired to absolve the king of blame asserted that his death was the result of misadventure while he was being bled by a physician for fever. ‘The Earl of Mar,’ says Lindsay of Pitscottie, ‘was ane fair lustie man, of ane great and weill proportioned stature, weill faced and comelie in all his behaviours who knew nothing but nobilitie. He used meikle hunting and hawking, with other gentlemanlie exercise, and delighted also in interteaming of great and stout hors and meares, that thair of spring micht florisch, so that he might be served thairwith in tyme of warres’ (Chronicle, p. 178). He was unmarried, and his honours became extinct.
[Exchequer Rolls of Scotland; Acta Parl. Scot.; Histories of Lesley and Buchanan; Lindsay of Pitscottie's Chronicle.]
T. F. H.
Wikisource: Stewart, John (1457?-1479?) (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Stewart,_John_(1457%3F-1479%3F)_(DNB00) : accessed 23 jun 2013)
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 22:11 GMT J (Finley) F wrote:
On 15 Nov 2017 at 20:26 GMT J (Finley) F wrote:
. Bishop of Dumblane Perthshire 1406. Reginald the Isles, Thane Glentilt
..... +Elanor Stewart (daughter John Stewart Fortengal)
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 20:08 GMT J (Finley) F wrote:
by Hughes, Clara W. (Clara May Walker), 1900-
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On 15 Nov 2017 at 20:00 GMT J (Finley) F wrote:
He was not son of James The Hearty, as profile states, But of James II and Mary of Gelders, and married Isabel Ergadia, and daughter Eleanor Stewart married John Finlay(ley). Please merge, thank you.
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