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Agnes (Stewart) Maxwell (abt. 1472 - 1557)

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Lady Agnes "Countess of Bothwell, Baroness Isabell Home" Maxwell formerly Stewart aka Stuart [uncertain]
Born about in Traquhair, Peeblesshire, Scotlandmap
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Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Stewart-589 created 20 Oct 2010 | Last modified
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Categories: Royal Mistresses.

Agnes (Stewart) Maxwell is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Agnes (Isobel?) was the illegitimate daughter of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Margaret Murray. Her date of birth is unknown. Agnes, Countess of Bothwell, was the mistress of King James IV of Scotland. She died in 1557.

The following is from the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

AGNES (-Feb 1557). Mistress of JAMES IV King of Scotland, son of JAMES III King of Scotland & his wife Margarethe of Denmark She m firstly (1511) ADAM Hepburn Earl of Bothwell, son of PATRICH Hepburn Earl of Bothwell & his second wife Margaret Gordon of the Earls of Huntly ([1492]-killed in battle Pinkie 9 Sep 1513). m secondly ([9 Sep 1513/14 Feb 1514]) ALEXANDER Lord Home, son of ALEXANDER Home Lord Home (-beheaded Edinburgh 8 Oct 1516, bur Greyfriars). m thirdly ([1520/15 Nov 1525]) as his second wife, ROBERT Maxwell Lord Maxwell, son of JOHN Maxwell Lord Maxwell & his wife Agnes Stewart of Garlies ([1493/94]-Logan 9 Jul 1546). m fourthly (before 13 Dec 1549) as his first wife, CUTHBERT Ramsay, son of NICHOLAS Ramsay of Dalhousie & his wife --- (-after Feb 1557).


  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013): vol. 1 p. 672; vol. 5 p. 42.

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On 10 Sep 2015 at 02:21 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Can anyone explain why/how; Janet (Jane) Fleming and Janet (Stewart) Fleming are listed above as siblings, but when you click on them they both go to the same profile Stewart-587. They are the same person, but separated in this profile. VERY CONFUSED????

On 10 Sep 2015 at 00:28 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Stewart-9752 and Stewart-589 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same women

On 1 Aug 2015 at 08:11 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Stewart-1146 and Stewart-589 appear to represent the same person because: Although the mistress of James IV of Scotland and mother of Janet Stewart wife of Lord Fleming, is sometimes named Isabel in some sources, her names is really Agnes, later Countess of Bothwell, and wife to 3 other men. See The Scots Peerage, vol 2, page 156-157

On 3 Jul 2015 at 14:17 GMT Gene Adkins Jr. wrote:

Stuart-339 and Stewart-1146 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same time frame, exact date and place of death, same location

On 9 Apr 2015 at 10:34 GMT Dawn Ellis wrote:

Stewart-10418 and Stewart-7432 do not represent the same person because: b

Agnes is 19 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 13 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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