James Stewart (1394 - 1437)
James (James I)
"King of Scotland"
25 Jul 1394
Dumferline Palace, Dumfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
21 Feb 1437
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Profile last modified 5 May 2020
| Created 22 Sep 2010 | Last significant change:
5 May 2020
This page has been accessed 21,045 times.
James I Stewart is a member of the House of Stewart.
James I of Scotland
04 Apr 1406: King of Scotland
 10 Dec 1404: Earl of Carrick
10 Dec 1404: Duke of Rothesay
James I Stewart, King of Scotland
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
Burial: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Other titles: Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick
p. Robert III Stewart, King of Scotland 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. 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.
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.
Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I p. 656
' Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. IV p. 647
crowned 2 May 1424 Scone Abbey
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; ↑
3.1 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.
One source says he married Joanna in 1438 at St. Andrews, Fifeshire.
imprisoned in tower 19 yr
More Genealogy Tools
Enter a personal reminiscence or story.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James I 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), haplogroup r1b, Ancestry member BasilStewart
Randee (Stewart) Stewart-Clark :
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #B356623, MitoYDNA ID T12817 [
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not,
see our friends at Ancestry DNA.