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LYON, John of Glamis, Chamberlain of Scotland, Sir
(About 1345-1382)


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1. STEWART, Jean

LYON, John of Glamis, Chamberlain of Scotland, Sir 1 2

  • Born: About 1345
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, Jean secretly by 4 October 1376, publicly 10 May 1378 1
  • Died: 4 November 1382 1
  • Buried: 1382, Scone Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland 1

   Cause of his death was slain by Sir James Lyndsay of Crawford.1

   User ID: K169.

John married Jean STEWART, daughter of Robert II STEWART King of Scots and Elizabeth MURE 'of Rowallan', secretly by 4 October 1376, publicly 10 May 1378.1 (Jean STEWART was born about 1352, died 1404 or soon after 1 and was buried 1404 or soon after in Scone Abbey, Perthshire, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Jean, was married .... second, to Sir John Lyon, by whom she became ancestress of the Earls of Strathmore ...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

"On 4 October 1376 King Robert II. granted 'to his dearest son John Lyon and Johanna his wife, the King's beloved daughter,' the thanedom of Tannadyce in the sheriffdom of Forfar." (page 266)

"By an indenture dated 17 September 1380, between Sir John on the one part, and the Abbot and convent of Scone on the other, he gifted to the monastery all his lands in the burgh of Perth, in the north street thereof, and on the north side of that street, with an annualrent of fifty shillings, payable out of the land of Thomas de Sallaris in said burgh, for which the Abbot and convent obliged themselves to perform a mass daily at the altar of the Blessed Virgin in the great church of the monastery, where the said Sir John desired to be buried, for the souls of himself and Dame Jean his wife, daughter of Robert, King of Scots, and for the souls of the whole burgesses of Perth." (page 267) "Sir John's wife was the Princess Johanna Stewart, one of the daughters of King Robert II. by his first wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan. The Princess had three husbands. On 17 January 1373-74 she was married to Sir John Keith, eldest son of Sir William Keith, Marischal of Scotland, and she was left a widow before 27 December 1375. Her marriage with Sir John Lyon took place between 27 June and 4 October 1376, on which latter date the King designs him his dearest son.'

The union was at first a secret, and two years later, on 10 May 1378, the King publicly acknowledged Sir John as his son, and, with consent of his three sons above named, granted to the spouses letters of acknowledgment and remission for any clandestine marriage formerly contracted by them, in regard a marriage had been solemnly celebrated between them in face of the Church, in presence of the King and his sons and other friends and relatives. The tocher of the Princess was the thanedom of Tannadyce.

After Sir John's death she married Sir James Sandilands of Calder. On 20 November 1384 King Robert II. granted to Sir James, on his own resignation, the baronies of Dalzell, Motherwell, and Wiston, in the sheriffdom of Lanark, to be held by Sir James and Johanna, the King's daughter, 'whom God willing he is about to take to wife.' In the last reference observed to the Princess in 1404 she is designed 'Lady Johanna, Lady of Glammys.' She was interred with her husband in the monastery of Scone. So far as appears, the only child of the union between Sir John and the Princess was his son and successor, Sir John Lyon." (pages 268 and 269)

from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 8 (1911).

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

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