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STEWART, John [ruled as Robert III] King of Scots
(1337-1406)
DRUMMOND, Annabella Queen of Scots
(Between 1349/1354-1401)
DE BEAUFORT, John 1st Earl of Somerset
(About 1373-)
HOLLAND, Margaret
(About 1385-)
STEWART, James I King of Scots
(About 1394-1436)
DE BEAUFORT, Joan
(About 1397-1445)
STEWART, Annabella
(About 1433-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Louis Count of Geneva
2. GORDON, George 2nd Earl of Huntly, High Chancellor of Scotland, Sir

STEWART, Annabella 1 3

  • Born: About 1433
  • Marriage (1): Louis Count of Geneva on 14 December 1447 in Stirling, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): GORDON, George 2nd Earl of Huntly, High Chancellor of Scotland, Sir by 10 March 1459(1460) 1 2 3

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Annabella married Louis Count of Geneva, son of Louis Duke of Savoy and Unknown, on 14 December 1447 in Stirling, Scotland.1 The marriage ended in annulled by 1458. (Louis Count of Geneva was born about 1436.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Annabella, married first, 14 December 1447, at Stirling, to Louis, Count of Geneva, son of Louis, Duke of Savoy. From him she was divorced owing to the intrigues of the King of France, and sent home with a solatium of 25,000 crowns in 1458. Before 10 March 1459 she was married, secondly, to George Gordon, second Earl of Huntly, from whom she was divorced 24 July 1471. No reference to any issue is made in the divorce. Her later history is very obscure."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1

Annabella next married Sir George GORDON 2nd Earl of Huntly, High Chancellor of Scotland, son of Sir Alexander SETON, THEN GORDON 1st Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth CRICHTON, by 10 March 1459(1460).1 2 3 The marriage ended in annulled 24 july 1471. (Sir George GORDON 2nd Earl of Huntly, High Chancellor of Scotland was born about 1439 and died about 8 June 1500(1501) in Stirling Castle, Scotland 3.)


  Marriage Notes:

"The divorce of Elizabeth Dunbar from Lord Gordon, Master of Huntly, must have taken place before the 10th of March 1459, when Annabella, daughter of King James the First, appears in a charter as his wife. That Princess also was solemnly divorced from him on the 24th of July 1471; and it is from her divorce that we learn the fact that he had obtained a divorce from Elizabeth of Dunbar. Annabella was divorced from him, not because of any misconduct on her part, but merely because she and the Master of Huntly were held to be related to each other in the third and
fourth degrees of consanguinity, in consequence of Annabella's having been related in the like third and fourth degrees of consanguinity to Elizabeth Dunbar, the Master of Huntly's former wife, from whom, as the deed states, he 'had been lawfully divorced and separated by the judgment of the church.' On this ground the marriage of the Princess with the Master of Huntly was pronounced to be illegal."

from The Chiefs of Colquhoun




"Annabella, married first, 14 December 1447, at Stirling, to Louis, Count of Geneva, son of Louis, Duke of Savoy. From him she was divorced owing to the intrigues of the King of France, and sent home with a solatium of 25,000 crowns in 1458. Before 10 March 1459 she was married, secondly, to George Gordon, second Earl of Huntly, from whom she was divorced 24 July 1471. No reference to any issue is made in the divorce. Her later history is very obscure."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)




"The Master's second wife was the Princess Annabella Stewart, youngest daughter of King James I., whom he married before 10 March 1459-60, when he and she had a grant from her brother, King James II., of two hundred merks of land of the lordship of Aboyne, resigned by the Earl of Huntly. The Princess appears to have had no male issue, and six years after the marriage the Master
was again a-wooing......"

"He then seems to have instituted a process of divorce, on the ground that he had married Elizabeth Dunbar, from whom he was lawfully divorced, and that she was related in the third and fourth degrees of consanguinity to the Lady Annabella, to whom he himself was related in the same degrees of affinity. On this ground and the evidence adduced a divorce was solemnly pronounced at Aberdeen on 24 July
1471"

from Scots Peerage (vol 4) 1 2 3

Sources


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

2 e-books, The Chiefs of Colquhoun and Their Country vol.1 by William Fraser (1869).

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


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