Stewart, Alexander 1st Duke of Albany

Male 1454 - 1485  (31 years)


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  • Name Stewart, Alexander 
    Suffix 1st Duke of Albany 
    Born 1454 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Aug 1485  Paris France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • accidentally killed at a jousting tournament
    Person ID I9807  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Stewart, James II King of Scotland,   b. 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood Palace Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh Castle Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother von Geldern, Marie,   b. 1433,   d. 16 Nov 1463  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1449  Holyrood Abbey Edinburgh Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sinclair, Catherine 
    Married Bef 1477 
    Divorced 2 Mar 1477 
    • on the grounds of 'propinquity of blood' (consanguinity)
    Children 
     1. Stewart, Alexander,   b. 1477,   d. 19 Dec 1537  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F6849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 de la Tour, Anne,   d. 13 Oct 1512, La Rochette Castle Savoy France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1479 
    Children 
     1. Stewart, John 2nd Duke of Albany,   b. Abt 1481,   d. 2 Jun 1536, Castle of Mirefleur, Mirefleur, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F6851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alexander Stewart 1st Duke of Albany was styled as Earl of March before 4 August 1455.
      He was styled as Lord of Annandale before 4 August 1455.
      He was created 1st Duke of Albany [Scotland] between 4 August 1455 and 3 July 1458.
      In 1479 he was arrested by his bother King James III on suspicion of conspiracy but the Duke escaped to France.
      On 4 October 1479 his estates and titles were declared forfeit.
      In 1482 he (styling himself as King of Scotland) made a treaty with King Edward IV of England but soon afterwards reconciled himself with his brother King James III.
      Between June 1482 and December 1482 he was restored in blood to his estates and titles.
      He was created Earl of Mar circa January 1482/83.
      He was created Earl of Garioch circa January 1482/83.
      On 27 June 1483 his estates and titles were again declared forfeit after he renewed is treaty with the English.
      In 1484 he invaded Scotland.
      He fought in the Battle of Lochmaben on 22 July 1484 where his forces were routed and he fled again to France.


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