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Murdac, ( - )

1. Murdac, Duke of Albany was the son of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany 1st Duke of Albany (c. 1340-1420) and Margaret GRAHAM (bef1334-1380).


Murdac, Duke of Albany had the following children:



James I KING OF SCOTLAND (1394-1437)

Second Generation

2. James I KING OF SCOTLAND, son of Murdac, Duke of Albany, was born in December 1394 in Dunfermline Abbey. He married Joan BEAUFORT on 2 February 1424 in St. Mary Overy, Southwark. He died on 21 February 1437. He died in 1437.


reigned 1406-1437.


Joan BEAUFORT, daughter of John de Beaufort EARL OF SOMERSET (aft1371-1410) and Margaret de Holand (aft1381-1439), was born before 1407. She married James STEWART on 21 September 1439. She died on [Julian] 15 July 1445 in Dunbar Castle. She and James I KING OF SCOTLAND had the following children:



James II KING OF SCOTLAND (1430-1460)

Third Generation

3. James II KING OF SCOTLAND, son of James I KING OF SCOTLAND and Joan BEAUFORT, was born on 16 October 1430 in Holyrood. He died on 3 August 1460 in Roxburgh. He married Mary of Gueldres.


James II was just 6 years old when he succeeded to the throne following the murder of his father. He was nicknamed ¡®Fiery Face¡¯ after a large birthmark on his face.

He was crowned at Holyrood Abbey ending the tradition since Kenneth MacAlpin of crowning at Scone. During his minority three rival families, William Crichton of Edinburgh, Alexander Livingstone of Stirling and William Douglas, fought for control. When James took over power of king he had Livingstone arrested, and is said to have personally killed William Earl of Douglas when he invited him in February 1452 for negotiations at Stirling castle.

Having taken control of the warring factions, James created new earldoms and set about organising central government and introduced central taxation. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451.

He successfully played the Lancastrians and Yorkists in England against each other, and in 1460 besieged Roxburgh with a large army and iron cannons newly imported from Flanders. Standing too close to a cannon which exploded he was fatally struck and killed by flying metal.


Mary of Gueldres and James II KING OF SCOTLAND had the following children:



James III KING OF SCOTLAND (1460-1488). James was born on 3 August 1460. He died on 11 June 1488.


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