The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I19737
  • Name: John STEWART , 1st Earl of Atholl 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 20th\1st Earl of /Atholl/, John Stewart
  • Birth: ABT 1440 in Earlshill, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 4 2 3
  • Death: 15 SEP 1512 in Laighwood, Perthshire, Scotland 4 2 3
  • Burial: Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Note:
    John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl, so created 1457; granted the Castle and Lordship of Balvenie (forfeited by his 1st wife's family) 1460; defeated and captured the last Lord of the Isles (see MacDonald) 1475; Ambassador to England 1484; married 1st 1459/60 Margaret "The Fair Maid of Galloway" Dowager Countess of Douglas (died by 1475), daughter of the 5th Earl of Douglas, widow of her cousin 8th Earl of Douglas and divorced wife of another cousin 9th Earl of Douglas, and had [Janet, married 3rd Earl of Huntly and d. 27 Oct 1510], with a younger daughter. The 1st Earl married 2nd c27 April 1475 Eleanor (d. 21 March 1518), daughter of 1st Earl of Caithness, and died 15 Sep 1512, having by her had [John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl], with nine daughters (including Margaret, married Sir William Murray of Castleton; Catherine, married as his 1st wife 6th Lord Forbes) and a younger son (Andrew, Bishop of Caithness). [Burke's Peerage]

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    Sir John Stewart of Balveny, Earl of Atholl, b. c 1440, d. 15 Sep 1512. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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    EARLDOM OF ATHOLL [SCT] (XX, 1) 1457? to 1482

    SIR JOHN STEWART (who, in right of his wife, was of Balveny, co. Fife), son and heir of Sir James Stewart "the Black Knight of Lorn," by Joan, QUEEN DOWAGER OF SCOTLAND was born about 1440 and was creted EARL OF ATHOLL [Scotland] in, or shortly before, 1457. He had a new charter of this Earldom 18 March 1481/2, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the Crown. He is there described as "frater carnalis" of the late King James II. He took an active part in suppression of the rebellion of John, Earl of Ross [Scotland], the last "Lord of the Isles". was AMBASSADOR to ENGLAND 1484, and commanded in the army of King James III against the rebel Lords.

    He married, 1stly, in 1459/60, Margaret, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF DOUGLAS [Scotland] (widow of William, 8th Earl, who died February 1451/2, and the divorced wife of his brother James, 9th Earl), only daughter of Archibald, 5th EARL OF DOUGLAS [Scotland], by Eupheme GRAHAM, daughter of Eupheme, suo jure COUNTESS OF STRATHERN [Scotland]. She, who was called " the fair maid of Galloway," was heir to her brother William, 6th EARL OF DOUGLAS [Scotland], who d. s.p., 24 November 1440. On this marriage the King bestowed on them the Lordship of Balveny (one of the forfeited-possessions of the family of Douglas) and other large estates. She was living 21 January 1472/3, but died in or before I475. He married, 2ndly, before 19 April 1475) Eleanor, daughter of William (SINCLAIR), EARL OF ORKNEY AND CAITHNESS [Scotland], by his 2nd wife, Marjory; daughter of Alexander SUTHER-LAND, of Dunbeath. By her he had eleven children. He died 15 September 1512, at the Laighwood, and was buried in Dunkeld Cathedral. His widow died 21 March 1518/19, and was buried with him. [Complete Peerage I:313, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]




    Father: James "The Black Knight of Lorn" STEWART , Sir b: ABT 1394 in Innermeath, Argyllshire, Scotland
    Mother: Joan BEAUFORT b: ABT 1408 in Westminster, Middlesex, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret "Fair Maid of Galloway" DOUGLAS b: 1430 in Falahill, Eddleston, Peebleshire, Scotland
    • Married: ABT 1459 in 3rd husband 1st wife 5 3

    Marriage 2 Eleanor SINCLAIR b: ABT 1457 in Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland
    • Married: BEF 19 APR 1475 in 2nd wife 2 3
    • Married: ABT 27 APR 1475 in 2nd wife 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 1476 in Balvenie Castle, Glen Fiddich, Fifeshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children John STEWART , 2nd Earl of Atholl b: ABT 1478 in Balvenie Castle, Glen Fiddich, Fifeshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 1494 in Balvenie Castle, Glen Fiddich, Fifeshire, Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1988, 133
    2. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 41c-11
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:312-3
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1988
    5. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1988, 2324
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