John Stewart, 10th Earl of Lennox

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John Stewart, 10th Earl of Lennox

Also Known As: "John Stewart", "1st Earl of Lennox"
Birthplace: Inchmurrin Isle, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: August 31, 1495
Darnley, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley, Kt. and Catherine Seton
Husband of Margaret Montgomery, Countess of Lennox
Ex-partner of Name Not Known
Father of Alan Stewart of Cardonald; Sir John Stewart, Seigneur d'Oison; Alexander Stewart, of Lennox; Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox; Barbara Stewart and 5 others
Brother of Alexander Stewart
Half brother of John Haldane, 3rd of Gleneagles; Janet Maxwell; George Maxwell of Carnsalloch; David Maxwell; Adam Maxwell of Southbar and 3 others

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About John Stewart, 10th Earl of Lennox

JOHN STEWART Earl of Lennox

John Stewart, Earl of Lennox, here treated, is the eldest son of Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley and his wife Catherine Seton. A date and place of birth has not been identified for him. The Scots Peerage V: 348


John Stewart, Earl of Lennox, here treated, died after 31 August 1495 and before 11 September 1495. The Scots Peerage V: 349

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


14 May 1438: Indenture between Alexander Mongomry, knight, Lord of Ardrossane, and Alan Stewart, Lord of Dernlie, for the marriage of John Stewart, son and heir of the said Alan, and Margaret Mongomry, daughter of the said Alexander; for which marriage the latter became bound to pay, in name of tocher, with the said Margaret, the sum of 600 merks Scots, and the said Alan became bound to infeft the said John and Margaret, in conjunct fee, in the 40 merk lands of Dregarn and Dromley, etc. Dated at Houstoun. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Graham Family, Dukes of Montrose (Montrose Muniments), reference GD220/2/1/47


18 January 1511-12: Charter of confirmation by King James IV, as Stewart of Scotland, in favour of Matthew, Earl of Lennox confirming a charter by deceased Robert Stewart of Scotland, Earl of Strathearn, to the also deceased Sir John Stewart of Darnley of the lands of Crukisfu, Inchinnan and Parthickscot lying in the barony of Renfrew, and also disponing to Matthew, Earl of Lennox, all claim he had as King and Stewart of Scotland to the duties and profits of the said lands through recognition, nonentry or escheat, with the castle of Crukisfu, the Mains of Darnley and its mill, the lands of Dormontside, Nethertoun and old Cruxton [Crookston] extending to a £20 land of old extent lying about the castle and manor place of Inchinnan with the park and yards thereof, the Mains of Inchinnan, lands of Whitehill, town of Inchinnan, Raschielie, Wrightland, Florish, Craigton and Garnerland with the commonties of the same, extending likewise to a £20 land of old extent lying in the barony of Renfrew, to be held ward of the King. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Graham Family, Dukes of Montrose (Montrose Muniments), reference GD220/1/F/6/1/1


  1. The Scots Peerage V: pp. 344-62 for Stewart, Duke of Lennox
  2. Medieval Lands: Scotland, Earls
  3. Darryl Lundy's Peerage

Biographical Summary from Darryl Lundy's Peerage

John Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox was born before 1430. He was the son of Sir Alan Stuart of Darnley and Catherine Seton. He married Margaret Montgomerie, daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie and Margaret Boyd, on 15 May 1438, by indenture, with both parties being underage. He died between 8 July 1495 and 11 September 1495. John Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox gained the title of Lord Darnley. He gained the title of 1st Earl of Lennox.

Biographical Summary by Medieval Lands

JOHN Stewart, son of ALAN Stewart of Darnley & his wife Catherine Seton ([8 Jul/11 Sep] 1495). Lord Darnley 1460. Lord Darnley claimed the Earldom of Lennox in 1473, as the heir of Elizabeth daughter of Duncan Earl of Lennox, whom he claimed (wrongly it appears) was the Earl's second daughter. The claim was disputed by John Haldane of Gleneagles, whose wife was descended from Elizabeth's older sister Margaret, in whose favour the king and the Lords of the Council found 12 Jan 1476. However, a settlement was presumably reached as Lord Darnley eventually took his seat in the parliament of 1488 as Earl of Lennox. m (1438) MARGARET Montgomerie, daughter of ALEXANDER Lord Montgomerie & his wife Margaret Boyd of Kilmarnock. John & his wife had nine children.

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John Stewart, 10th Earl of Lennox's Timeline

Darnley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Darnley, Renfrew, Scotland
May 5, 1452
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Lennox, Stirlingshire, Scotland
April 9, 1465
Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Dunbartonshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)