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STEWART, Walter 6th High Steward of Scotland
(About 1292-1327)
BRUCE, Marjorie Princess of Scots
(About 1296-1316)
MURE, Adam 1st Baron of Rowallan, Sir
(About 1290-About 1335)
MURE, Janet heiress of Pokellie
(About 1298-)
STEWART, Robert II King of Scots
(1316-1390)
MURE, Elizabeth of Rowallan
(About 1320-Before 1355)
STEWART, Robert Duke of Albany, Regent, later 12th Earl of Fife
(About 1340-1420)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GRAHAM, Margaret Countess of Menteith

2. KEITH, Muriel

STEWART, Robert Duke of Albany, Regent, later 12th Earl of Fife 2 3

  • Born: About 1340
  • Marriage (1): GRAHAM, Margaret Countess of Menteith after 9 September 1361 1
  • Marriage (2): KEITH, Muriel in 1379 2
  • Died: 3 December 1420

  General Notes:

"STUART, ROBERT, 1ST DUKE OF ALBANY


1340? 1420, regent of Scotland; third son of Robert II. As earl of Fife and Monteith, he held commands under his father and more than once raided England, leading the invasion of 1388. Because of his father's old age he was given the power of government in 1389; he continued it during the reign of Robert III, his infirm brother. Made duke of Albany in 1398, in 1399 he was forced to give up the regency to his nephew, David Stuart, duke of Rothesay. Rothesay died (1402) in the custody of Albany and Archibald Douglas, 4th earl of Douglas, both of whom were officially declared guiltless of his death. Albany became governor or warden again and continued in that position after Robert III's death because the new king, James I, was a prisoner in England. During Albany's rule the struggle with England went on, and the Scottish alliance with France was continued. At home he allowed the nobles much power but put down (1411) a rebellion of Donald MacDonald, lord of the Isles. Apparently Albany tried to make his sovereignty hereditary in all but name, and he was succeeded as regent by his son Murdoch, 2d duke of Albany. The latter proved a weak ruler, however, and was executed (1425) after James I's return to Scotland."

This article extract from QUESTIA ENCYCLOPAEDIA reveals some of the complex medieval relationships in the politics of fourteenth and fifteenth Scottish life, with acknowledgment and thanks
http://www.questia.com/library/encyclopedia/stuart_robert_1st_duke_of_albany.jsp
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Robert married Margaret GRAHAM Countess of Menteith after 9 September 1361.1 (Margaret GRAHAM Countess of Menteith was born about 1332 and died between 1372 and 1380 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

This marriage was by papal dispensation. 1

Robert next married Muriel KEITH, daughter of Sir William DE KEITH Great Marischal of Scotland and Margaret FRASER heiress of Touchfraser, in 1379.2 (Muriel KEITH was born about 1353 5 and died in May 1449 in Stirling, Scotland 5.)


Sources


1 Internet Site, http://www.thepeerage.com.

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

4 Internet Site, http://www.questia.com/library/encyclopedia/stuart_robert_1st_duke_of_albany.jsp.

5 Internet Site, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/aqwg1586.htm#26909.


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