Person:Euphemia Elphinstone (1)

Euphemia Elphinstone
b.11 May 1509
d.1542 or aft 1547
  1. Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney1533 - 1593
  • H.  John Bruce (add)
  • WEuphemia Elphinstone1509 - 1542
  1. Laurence Bruce1547 - 1617
Facts and Events
Name Euphemia Elphinstone
Gender Female
Birth[1] 11 May 1509
Marriage Cohabitation?
to James V , of Scotland
Death[1] 1542 or aft 1547
Reference Number? Q7272957?

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Euphemia Elphinstone (also written Euphame or Eupheme; born 11 May 1509) was a mistress of James V of Scotland and the mother of his son Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, born in 1532, as well as another royal bastard who died in childhood. One of her sons with her husband John Bruce was Laurence Bruce of Cultmalindie (1547–1617), the builder of Muness Castle.

She was the second daughter of Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone and Elizabeth Barlow (Berclay) of Aberdeenshire (c. 1476 – 10 September 1518). The family hailed from Elphinstone in Stirling. Her brother Alexander, Lord Elphinstone, died at Edinburgh following the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, and is the ancestor of the Elphinstone family. Euphemia married John Bruce of Cultmalindie (c. 1507 – March 1546/7), and had five children: Laurence Bruce, Robert Bruce (born c. 1536), Henry Bruce (born c. 1538), James Bruce (born c. 1540) and Euphamie Bruce (born c. 1542). There is no firm evidence for any death date.

her children and descendants were to be important in the history of the Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands. Her two most significant children, Laurence Bruce and Robert Stewart and their families were to become closely entwined in the Shetland Islands, of which Laurence Bruce was appointed Sheriff by his half-brother.

According to legend, many people in the Shetland Islands are descended from her; in particular, those named Bruce are supposed to be descended from her children by John Bruce.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Euphemia Elphinstone, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Euphemia Elphinstone, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.