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Alexander STEWART (1343-1394)

1. Alexander STEWART, son of King Robert II Stewart KING OF SCOTLAND (1316-1390) and Elizabeth of Rowallan Mure ( -bef1354), 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.


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



Alexander STEWART ( - )

Second Generation

2. Alexander STEWART, son of Alexander STEWART and Euphemia LESLIE, had the title 'Earl of Mar'.


He was an illegitimate son.