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Lady Elizabeth STEWART ( - )

1. Lady Elizabeth STEWART, daughter of Sir John STEWART 1st Earl of Traquair (c. 1600-1659) and Catherine CARNEGIE ( - ), had the title 'Lady'. She married Patrick 2nd MURRAY on 9 April 1643 in Aberlady. She died.

 

"in whose veins was the blood of successive Kings of England (with the exception of Richard I - from Henry II down to Edward III, and through her paternal grandmother the blood of Kings of Scotland from Robert the Bruce to James II"

One of the most important developments of the last 50 years in religious studies has been the emergence of suppressed and forgotten texts and lore. A flood of new archeological knowledge and newly discovered ancient texts sheds unexpected light on the traditions of Christian worship. Into this flood, Gardner, who holds the office of the Jacobite Historiographer Royal of the Royal House of Stewart, would like to inject yet another revelation: the bloodline of Jesus Christ. According to Gardner, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, and she was pregnant with his child when he was crucified at Qumran, not Golgotha as it is usually thought. Mary delivered a male child before she and her son were spirited out of Palestine to France, where she died. This child became the scion of an amazing genealogy that terminates (surprise!) in the House of Stuart. Furthermore, that house did not expire but flourishes to this day. This book is an amazing patchwork of scholarly trappings and dizzy tomfoolery stitched together with myth and fable until it fabricates the amazing argument that indeed the Crown of England properly belongs to the Line of David through Jesus Christ himself. This is exhilarating fantasy worthy of a great romantic novel.

 

Patrick 2nd MURRAY and Elizabeth STEWART had the following children:

 

John MURRAY (c. 1649- ). John was born circa 1649. He was baptised on 20 December 1649 in Liberton, Midlothian. He was a Captain in the Army.

Patrick 3rd MURRAY (bef1661-1687). Patrick was born before 1661. He had the title 'Master of Elibank, 3rd Lord Elibank'. He married Anna BURNET on 20 August 1674. He died in 1687.

William MURRAY ( - )

Catherine MURRAY (bap.1644). Catherine was baptised in June 1644.

Elizabeth MURRAY (bap.1645). Elizabeth was baptised in April 1645 in Aberlady.

Margaret MURRAY (bap.1646). Margaret was baptised on 9 August 1646 in Innerleithen, Peebles.

Henrietta MURRAY ( - )

Helen MURRAY (bur.1691). Helen married Patrick MURRAY on 1 June 1681. She was buried on 17 December 1691 in Greyfriars, Edinburgh.

Second Generation

2. Sir John STEWART 1st Earl of Traquair, son of John STEWART and Margaret STEWART, was born circa 1600. He had the title '1st Earl of Traquair'. He was a Lord High Treasurer to Charles I. He died on 27 March 1659. He married Catherine CARNEGIE.

 

John Stuart, whose portrait hangs in the Dining Room of Traquair, received an Earldom from Charles I in 1633, and in 1636 was made Lord High Treasurer. As, Treasurer Depute, he succeeded Sir Gideon Murray in that post. He built an additional story to the house and undertook the formidable task of diverting the River Tweed away from the House (the Well Pool outside the Brew House indicates its original course)

The first Earl's political fortunes rose and fell. He was dismissed from his post as Treasurer and Commissioner to the General assembly in 1641, and fined and confined to his estates , then readmitted to Parliament on the intervention of Charles I in 1646. In 1648 he was captured at the Civil War Battle of Preston while trying to rescue the king from the Parliamentarians. After 4 years imprisonment in Warwick Castle he was released to live out his last years at Traquair.

"John Stuart was a man of extraordinary natural parts, which were greatly improved by a liberal education, of remarkable steadiness and integrity, of great learning, a consummate statesman, and invariably attached to the interest of the royal family, on which account he afterwards suffered great and many hardships" (Peerage of Scotland)

According to Mahon (Life of General the Hon. James Murray) Traquair lived to see his estates passed into other hands, and died in absolute poverty, even starvation, as a result of his former support for Charles I.

 

John Stuart received an Earldom from Charles I in 1633, and in 1636 was made Lord High Treasurer. As Treasurer Depute, he succeeded his relation Sir Gideon Murray in that post. The first Earl's political fortunes rose and fell. He was dismissed from his post as Treasurer and Commissioner to the General assembly in 1641, and fined and confined to his estates, then readmitted to Parliament on the intervention of Charles I in 1646. In 1648 he was captured at the Civil War Battle of Preston while trying to rescue the king from the Parliamentarians. After 4 years imprisonment in Warwick Castle he was released to live out his last years at Traquair. "John Stuart was a man of extraordinary natural parts, which were greatly improved by a liberal education, of remarkable steadiness and integrity, of great learning, a consummate statesman, and invariably attached to the interest of the royal family, on which account he afterwards suffered great and many hardships" Traquair lived to see his estates passed into other hands, and died in absolute poverty, even starvation, as a result of his former support for Charles I.

 

3. Catherine CARNEGIE was the daughter of Sir David CARNEGIE 1st Earl of Southesk and Margaret LINDSAY. She and John STEWART had the following children:

 

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Elizabeth STEWART ( - )

Third Generation

4. John STEWART, son of Sir James STEWART of Schillinglaw, 6th of Traquhair and Catherine KERR, was born before 1594. He married Margaret STEWART.

 

John died before his father.

 

5. Margaret STEWART, daughter of Andrew STEWART Master of Ochiltree and Margaret STEWART, was born before 1578. She and John STEWART had the following children:

 

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John STEWART (c. 1600-1659)

 

6. Sir David CARNEGIE 1st Earl of Southesk, son of David CARNEGIE and Eupheme WEMYSS, was born before 1583. He had the title '1st Earl of Southesk'. He died in February 1658. He married Margaret LINDSAY.

 

He was a member of the Privy Council of Scotland and held the office of Lord of Session. He was created an Earl in 1633.

 

7. Margaret LINDSAY, daughter of Sir David LINDSAY and Helen UNK, was born before 1590. She died on [Julian] 9 July 1614. She and David CARNEGIE had the following children:

 

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Catherine CARNEGIE ( - )