See also

John STEWART (c. 1440-1512)

1. John STEWART, son of Sir James STEWART (1383-1451) and Joan BEAUFORT (bef1407-1445), was born circa 1440. He had the title '1st Earl of Athol'. He married Eleanor SINCLAIR on 19 April 1475 in Dunkeld Cathedral. He died on 15 September 1512 in Laighwood, Perth. He was buried in Dunkeld Cathedral. He married Betarix (Margaret) DOUGLAS.

Second Generation

2. Sir James STEWART, son of John STEWART and Isabel MacDougall de Erqadia, was born in 1383 in Innermeath, Argyllshire. He married Joan BEAUFORT on 21 September 1439. He died in 1451.


Sir James was known as "The Black Knight of Lorn".

He was a close ally of the Black Douglas and plotted the overthrow of the boy-king's guardian, the powerful Sir Alexander Livingston of Callendar. The latter imprisoned the Queen-Dowager in Stirling Castle and threw Sir James Stewart into the castle pit-dungeon. However, they were later freed and, with papal dispensation, Sir James married the Dowager Queen. He had safe-conducts to visit England in 1445, 1447 and 1451, but was captured at sea by a Flemish ship and put to death.


3. Joan BEAUFORT, daughter of John de Beaufort EARL OF SOMERSET and Margaret de Holand, was born before 1407. She married James I KING OF SCOTLAND on 2 February 1424 in St. Mary Overy, Southwark. She died on [Julian] 15 July 1445 in Dunbar Castle.


James I KING OF SCOTLAND and Joan BEAUFORT had the following children:


James II KING OF SCOTLAND (1430-1460). James was born on 16 October 1430 in Holyrood. He died on 3 August 1460 in Roxburgh.


James STEWART and Joan BEAUFORT had the following children:



John STEWART (c. 1440-1512)

James STEWART (1442-1499). James was born in 1442. He had the title '1st Earl of Buchan (of the third creation)'. He died in 1499.

Third Generation

4. John STEWART, son of Sir Robert Stewart of Innermeath (of Durrisdeer), was born circa 1350. He had the title '1st Baron of Lorn and Innermeath'. He died in 1421. He married Isabel MacDougall de Erqadia.


5. Isabel MacDougall de Erqadia, daughter of Eion MacDougall, Lord of Lorn and Joan ISAAC, was born circa 1362. She died on 21 December 1439. She and John STEWART had the following children:



James STEWART (1383-1451)


6. John de Beaufort EARL OF SOMERSET, son of John of Gaunt DUKE OF LANCASTER and Katherine ROET, was born between 1371 and 1373. He had the title '1st Earl of Somerset'. He married Margaret de Holand on 23 April 1399. He died on 16 March 1410 in Hospital of St. Katherine-by-the-Tower, London.


He was created Earl of Somerset on February 10, 1397 and Marquess of Somerset on September 9, 1397. He was created Marquess of Dorset on September 29, 1397 but was deprived of the title on November 3, 1399.


7. Margaret de Holand, daughter of Thomas HOLLAND and Alice FITZALAN, was born between 1381 and 1385. She died on [Julian] 31 December 1439 in Bermondsey, London. She was buried in Catnterbury Cathedral.


Alice was made a Lady of the Garter in 1399.


John de Beaufort EARL OF SOMERSET and Margaret de Holand had the following children:


Henry Beaufort EARL OF SOMERSET (1401-1418). Henry was born in 1401. He died on 25 November 1418.

John Beaufort DUKE OF SOMERSET (1404-1444). John was born in 1404. He married Margaret BEAUCHAMP circa 1440. He died on 27 May 1444.


Joan BEAUFORT (bef1407-1445)