James VI and I Stuart

James Charles Stuart (1566 - 1625)

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James Charles (James VI and I) Stuart
Born in Edinburgh Castle, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married in Oslo, Norwaymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Theobalds House, Englandmap
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Preceded by
Mary, Queen of Scots
King of Scots
24 Jul 1567 - 27 Mar 1625
Succeeded by
Charles I
Preceded by
Elizabeth I
King of England & Ireland
24 Mar 1603 - 27 Mar 1625
Succeeded by
Charles I



James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union.

James b.19 Jun 1566 Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland & baptised 17 Dec 1566 Sterling Cathedral, Sterling, Mid-Lothian, Scotland, was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII, King of England and Lord of Ireland (through both his parents), uniquely positioning him to eventually accede to all three thrones. James succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary was compelled to abdicate in his favour.

Four different regents governed during his minority, which ended officially in 1578, though he did not gain full control of his government until 1583. In 1603, he succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I, who died without issue. He continued to reign in all three kingdoms for 22 years, a period known as the Jacobean era after him, until he d.27 Mar 1625 at the age of 58 in Theobalds Palace, Chesunt, Hertfordshire and was bur: 5 May 1625 Westminster Abbey.

After the Union of the Crowns, he based himself in England (the largest of the three realms) from 1603, only returning to Scotland once in 1617, and styled himself "King of Great Britain and Ireland". He was a major advocate of a single parliament for England and Scotland. In his reign, the Plantation of Ulster and British colonisation of the Americas began.


  • 19 Jun 1566 – 24 Jul 1567: Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord Renfrew
  • 10 Feb – 24 Jul 1567: Duke of Albany[1]
  • 24 Jul 1567 – 20 Oct 1604: James VI, King of Scotland[2]
  • 24 Mar 1603 – 27 Mar 1625: James I, King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith.[3]
  • 20 Oct 1604 – 27 Mar 1625: King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, ...[4]


Kung av England 1603 - 1625, kung av Skottland (som Jakob VI) 1567 - 1625


  • James City, Independent City (county equivalent) in Virginia is named in his honor.


  1. also Earl of Ross, Lord Ardmannoch
  2. Ordination: 29 Jul 1567 Scotland
  3. King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death; Ordination: 25 Jul 1603 Westminster Abbey
  4. At Westminster, James issued a proclamation changing style. Not used on English statutes. Used on proclamations, coinage, letters, treaties, and in Scotland. Like other monarchs of England between 1340 and 1800, James styled himself "King of France", but he did not rule it.


  • Thank you to Timothy Wells for creating WikiTree profile King Of Scotts-1 through the import of My-Family-6-Feb-2013.ged on Feb 6, 2013.

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Images: 9
James I as a boy by Arnold van Brounckhorst
James I as a boy by Arnold van Brounckhorst

James I as a boy by Rowland Lockey.
James I as a boy by Rowland Lockey.

James I by an Unknown Artist.
James I by an Unknown Artist.

James I by John de Critz.
James I by John de Critz.

James I in Royal Robes by Daniel Mytens.
James I in Royal Robes by Daniel Mytens.

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James VI and I and Mary Lou are third cousins 13 times removed

On 3 May 2016 at 04:58 GMT Donnie Blackstone wrote:

Stuart-2 is 2nd Cousins 13 times removed of Blackstone-170 , I would like to be added to the manager list plus on the trustee list and my 23andme is Paternal R1b1b2a Maternal J1c2 if someone else would like to compare with it, if any of this will help, Thank's

On 3 Jul 2014 at 18:45 GMT Gene Adkins Jr. wrote:

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James VI and I is 20 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 22 degrees from Katy Jurado and 8 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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