Person:James Stewart (219)

James Stewart
d.1429 Ireland
m. 17 Feb 1392
  1. Walter Stewart1395 - 1425
  2. Alexander Stewart1395 - 1425
  3. James StewartEst 1400 - 1429
  4. Isabella Stewart1420 - 1458
  5. Isabella Stewart1425 - 1494
m. 1430
  1. James "Beag" StewartAbt 1410 - 1470
  2. Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord AvandaleAbt 1426 - 1488
  3. Matilda Stewart1435 - 1485
Facts and Events
Name James Stewart
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1400 Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death[1] 1429 Ireland
Marriage 1430 Cohabitation?
to Unknown MacDonald
Reference Number? Q3160370?

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James Mor Stewart, called James the Fat, (c. 1400–1429 or 1449) was the youngest son of Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany and Isabella of Lennox. When his father and brothers were executed by King James I for treason in 1425, James led a rebellion against the king, taking the town of Dumbarton and killing the keeper of Dumbarton Castle. His success was short lived and he soon fled to Ireland, where he would spend the remainder of his life in exile. A second attempt at rebellion in 1429 saw a fleet sail to Ireland to collect James "to convey him home that he might be king", but he died before the attempt could be made.

James's eldest son James "Beag" Stewart was able to secure a royal pardon and return to Scotland, and was the ancestor of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich on Lochearnside, whose family history is recounted by Sir Walter Scott in A Legend of Montrose. James Mor's brother Walter (executed 1425) left a son, Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avondale, who became Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1459, and was one of the leading servants of King James III of Scotland.

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