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  • Name John STEWART 
    Born Abt 1440 
    Gender Male 
    Name John STEWART, 1st Earl of Atholl 
    Died 15 Sep 1512 
    • (1) "John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (c1440-1512)," Familypedia <,_1st_Earl_of_Atholl_(c 1440-1512)>:

      John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl, was born circa 1440 to James Stewart (c1383-aft1451) and Joan Beaufort (c1406-1445) and died 15 September 1512 of unspecified causes. He married Eleanor Sinclair (c1457-1518) 19 April 1475. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, England, Byzantium, the Byzantine Empire, Portugal, Hungary, Belarus, Italy.


      Offspring of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Eleanor Sinclair (c1457-1518):

      • John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl (c1478-c1522); [b.] 1475 Scotland; [d.] 1521 Scotland; [m.] Janet Campbell (1468-c1546)

      • Andrew Stewart (c1480-1541)

      • Janet Stewart (c1482-aft1521)

      • Katherine Stewart (c1484-)

      • Elspeth Stewart (c1486-)

      • Marjory Stewart (c1488-)

      • Margaret Stewart (c1490-)

      • Elizabeth Stewart (c1492-); [b.] 1494; [m.] John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox (c1495-1526)

      • Isabel Stewart (c1494-)

      • Jean Stewart (c1496-)

      • Margaret Stewart (c1498-)

      (2) "John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl," from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

      John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (c. 1440 - 15 September 1512), also known as Sir John Stewart of Balveny, was a Scottish nobleman and ambassador to England (in 1484).


      He was the oldest child of Joan Beaufort, widow of James I of Scotland, and her second husband Sir James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn.

      He was created Earl of Atholl in around 1457, the first earl of the eighth creation of the title. He is believed to have had a hand in suppressing the rebellion of John Macdonald, 11th Earl of Ross, the last of the Lords of the Isles. According to legend, the Earl of Atholl had whisky, honey and oats added to Macdonald's water well, which so entranced or intoxicated him that Macdonald was easily captured. The mixture became a drink named Atholl Brose.

      Stewart was buried in Dunkeld Cathedral in Perthshire.

      Marriage and children

      John Stewart married twice and had several children. However, the exact number, names and the attribution of his children to their mothers is unclear.

      He married firstly, in 1459-1460, Margaret Douglas, Fair Maid of Galloway, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas. Margaret had been married already to the 8th Earl and possibly the 9th Earl of Douglas. She died between 1473 and 1475. They had three daughters:

      • Janet Stewart, married Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly.

      • Elizabeth Stewart, married Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray.

      • Christian, married Neil Stewart of Garth.

      He married secondly, before April 1475, Eleanor Sinclair (d. 21 March 1518), daughter of William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney. They had two sons and nine daughters:

      • John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl, living 1520, and died before 1522, who married Janet Campbell (died about Candlemas 1545/6), daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Arygll.

      • Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Caithness.

      • Jean (or Janet) Stewart, married by contract dated 31 August 1507, James Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott. He had a crown charter of the feudal barony of Arbuthnott 29 January 1507. He left a testament dated 7 March 1521, and died before 13 March 1521.

      • Catherine Stewart, married Sir John Forbes, 6th Lord Forbes.

      • Elizabeth/Elspeth Stewart, married Sir Robert Innes 2nd of Innermarky.

      • Marjory Stewart, married Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy.

      • Margaret Stewart, married Sir William Murray of Castleton who was killed at Battle of Flodden, Ancestor of the Dukes of Atholl

      • Elizabeth Stewart, married Alexander Robertson of Strowan.

      • Elizabeth (or Isabel) Stewart, married John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox

      • Jean Stewart, married Robert Gordon, Knt., of Pitlurg.

      • Margaret Stewart, married Robert Robertson younger, of Strowan.
    Person ID I41209  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father James STEWART,   b. Abt 1399, Innermeath, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1451  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Joan BEAUFORT,   b. Abt 1404,   d. 15 Jul 1445, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Jul 1439 
    Family ID F17672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor SINCLAIR 
     1. Elizabeth STEWART,   b. Abt 1494,   d. Bef 1554  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F17673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret DOUGLAS 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F17675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart