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Alexander STEWART ( - )

1. Alexander STEWART, son of Alexander STEWART (1343-1394) and Euphemia LESLIE ( - ), had the title 'Earl of Mar'.


He was an illegitimate son.

Second Generation

2. Alexander STEWART, son of King Robert II Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND and Elizabeth of Rowallan Mure, was born in 1343. He had the title '1st Earl of Buchan'. He died on 24 July 1394. He married Euphemia LESLIE.


Alexander Stewart, called the Wolf of Badenoch (1343 – July 24 1394), was a Scottish prince and the first Earl of Buchan of the second creation of the title, from 1382 to his death. He was also Justiciar of the North, but not an effective one. Alexander was the son of King Robert II of Scotland by his first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. His nickname was earned due to his notorious cruelty and rapacity.

Alexander was known to set the forest of Rothiemurchus on fire to drive out deer and boars so that they might be hunted more easily. He tried to divorce his childless wife, Euphemia Leslie, Countess of Ross, and when the Bishop of Moray reprimanded him for this, Alexander began a feud with the Bishop. On 17 June, 1390 he took revenge on the Bishop by burning two monasteries, the cathedral and Royal Burgh of Elgin, along with the Maison Dieu Hospital and the parish church. His brother King Robert III of Scotland was outraged and ordered him to pay reparations for this crime.

He died in 1394, and was buried at the Cathedral of Dunkeld. He left only an illegitimate son, Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar.


3. Euphemia LESLIE had the title 'Countess of Ross'. She and Alexander STEWART had the following children:



Alexander STEWART ( - )

Third Generation

4. King Robert II Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND, son of Walter STEWART and Princess Margorie Bruce PRINCESS OF SCOTLAND, was born on [Julian] 2 March 1316. He had the title 'King of Scotland'. He died on [Julian] 19 April 1390. He married Elizabeth of Rowallan Mure. He married Eupheme de Ross, Countess of Moray.


Robert II married four times and had 6, 8, 1 and 11 children respectively with those four wives, of which Elizabeth Mure was the last. It is interesting to note that two of her children were called Robert, the sixth adn eighth!


Eupheme de Ross, Countess of Moray and Robert II Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND had the following children:


Elizabeth STEWART ( - )


5. Elizabeth of Rowallan Mure, daughter of Sir Adam of Rowallan Mure and Jannet UNK of Polkelly, was born. She appeared in the census. She died before 1354.


Elizabeth Mure (Muir) was said to be born at Rowallan Castle. Her parents were Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan or Rawalla, Ayrshire and Joan Cunningham[1] or Janet Mure of Ponkelly or Pokellie[2].

She initially became the Steward's mistress. He married her in 1336 but the marriage was criticised as uncanonical, so he remarried her in 1349 following a papal dispensation dated at Avignon 22 November 1347.

She died before her husband inherited the crown at the rather advanced age of 54, and he married again (Papal Dispensation dated 2 May 1355), so she was never queen of Scotland.


Robert II Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND and Elizabeth of Rowallan Mure had the following children:


Robert III (John) Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND (1337-1406). Robert was born in 1337. He had the title 'King of Scotland'. He died on [Julian] 4 April 1406.

Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c. 1340-1420). Robert was born circa 1340. He was born circa 1340. He had the title '1st Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife'. He had the title 'Earl of Fife, Duke of Albany'. He died on 3 September 1420 in Stirling Castle. He was buried in Dunfermline Abbey.


Alexander STEWART (1343-1394)