James Stewart

James Stewart (1394 - 1437)

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King James "1st of Scotland" Stewart aka , Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick
Born in Dumferline Palace, Dumfermline, Fifeshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St. Andrew's, Fifeshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Perth, Perthshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Sep 2010
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Categories: House of Stewart | Dukes of Rothesay | Prisoners of the Tower of London | This Day In History February 21 | 15th Century | Clan Stewart.

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James Stewart is a member of the House of Stewart.
Preceded by
Robert III Stewart
King of Scots
4 April 1406 - 21 February 1436-7
Succeeded by
James II
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James Stewart is a member of Clan Stewart.
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James I of Scotland

  • 04 Apr 1406: King of Scotland[1]
  • 10 Dec 1404: Earl of Carrick
  • 10 Dec 1404: Duke of Rothesay


James I Stewart, King of Scotland[2]
b. 25 July or De 1394 Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
d. 21 Feb 1437 age 42 Monastry of the Friars Preachers, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland[3]
Burial: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Early Life

p. Robert III Stewart, King of Scotland[4] and Annabell Drummond.


m. Joan Beaufort, daughter of Sir John de Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset and Margaret de Holand 2 Feb 1423/24 Priory Church, St. Mary Overy, Southwark, London.[5] Issue: 2 sons and 6 dau.


1405/6: taken prisoner by the English sailing to France shortly before death of his father, ROBERT III. Held for ransom, mainly in the Tower of London, until 5 Apr 1424.[6]
During exile, Scotland was governed by his uncle Robert, Duke of Albany until his death (1420); then by Robert's son, Murdoch.
25 May 1425: James took revenge and executed Murdoch and two of his kinsmen outside Stirling Castle.
21 Feb 1437: murdered by family members at Blackfriars Monastery in dispute over throne.[3]



  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I p. 656
  • 'Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. IV p. 647
  1. crowned 2 May 1424 Scone Abbey
  2. CNTC Angela Lady Buchan Hepburn of Smeaton and Hepburn. Obtained digital photo in Lady Hepburn's house (Grander's Cottage) July 2009. hand written; Descent of Sir Archibald banister Buchan-Hepburn of Smeaton - hepburn near Prestonkirk and letham Houseco. Haddington, Baronet from henry III and Edward III, Kings of England and james II of Scotland;
  3. 3.0 3.1
    Either by his uncle Walter, Earl of Athol (Paget), or Sir Robert Graham (Collins Gem Guide). He was succeeded by his sole surviving son, James II.
  4. second son
  5. One source says he married Joanna in 1438 at St. Andrews, Fifeshire.
  6. imprisoned in tower 19 yr

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On 19 Jun 2013 Jonathon Myers wrote:

He is not James "The Black Knight of Lorn" Stewart [Stewart-4030] who did in fact marry Joan Beaufort before September 21, 1439 after the death of this, King James Stewart of Scotland.

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On 13 Oct 2017 at 22:16 GMT Caryl (Short) Ruckert wrote:

Lovely profile. I am his 16th great granddaughter.

On 11 Jul 2017 at 18:54 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

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

On 7 Jan 2017 at 23:39 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

It seems 2 daughters might need to be merged. Joan, Jean, Janet all the same name.

On 7 Apr 2016 at 06:15 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

16th Great Grandfather of Blackstone-170

On 15 Jan 2015 at 13:11 GMT Katherine (Alvis) Patterson wrote:

King of Scotland-50 and Stewart-419 are not ready to be merged because: Following Wikitree's guidelines for European Aristocrats

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