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DE BEAUFORT, John 1st Earl of Somerset
(About 1373-)
HOLLAND, Margaret
(About 1385-)
(About 1397-1445)


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1. STEWART, James I King of Scots

2. STEWART, James Black Knight of Lorn, Sir


  • Born: About 1397
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, James I King of Scots before 28 March 1423(1424) in England 1
  • Marriage (2): STEWART, James Black Knight of Lorn, Sir 21 September 1439(papal dispensation) 1
  • Died: 15 July 1445, Dunbar Castle, East Lothian, Scotland 1
  • Buried: 24 November 1445, Charterhouse, Perth, Scotland 1

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Joan married James I STEWART King of Scots, son of John [ruled as Robert III] STEWART King of Scots and Annabella DRUMMOND Queen of Scots, before 28 March 1423(1424) in England.1 (James I STEWART King of Scots was born about 25 July 1394 1 2 and died 21 February 1436(1437 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland 1.). The cause of his death was assassination.

  Marriage Notes:

"James I., third but only surviving son of Robert III., was born at Dunfermline in December 1394. He was captured at sea by the English on 4 April 1406 on his way to France, and was retained a prisoner till 28 March 1424. Shortly before his release he married Joan, daughter of John Beaufort, first Earl of Somerset. He was crowned at Scone 21 May 1424, and reigned till 21 February 1436-7, when he was assassinated at Perth through the agency of his uncle Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl."

fro Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1

Joan next married Sir James STEWART Black Knight of Lorn, son of Sir John STEWART of Innermeath and Isabella of Argyll, co-heiress of Lorn, 21 September 1439(papal dispensation).1 (Sir James STEWART Black Knight of Lorn was born about 1383 and died after 1451 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn, younger son of Sir John Stewart of Lorn and Innermeath. Being a handsome, graceful young man, he was selected by Joanna, dowager of King James I., as her second husband, and their nuptials took place in 1439. The Queen and he being within the third and third and fourth and fourth and the third and fourth degrees of consanguinity and affinity, they received a dispensation as James Stewart and Johanna 'Berrford,' in the diocese of St. Andrews, to ratify the marriage, from Pope Eugenius IV. 21 September 1439, but with the condition that whichever spouse survived should remain unmarried. The marriage was very unpopular."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1


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

2 History Scotland, Vol.18 No.5 September /October 2018 "Annabella Drummond: The Patient Queen" by Dr Amy Hayes.

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