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JOHN STEWART Earl of Atholl


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JOHN Stewart, son of Sir JOHN Stewart of Balveny 1st Earl of Atholl & his second wife Eleanor Sinclair (-1521). 2nd Earl of Atholl.

m JANET Campbell, daughter of ARCHIBALD Campbell 2nd Earl of Argyll & his wife Elizabeth Stewart of the Earls of Lennox (-[2 Feb 1546]).

Earl John & his wife had six children:

1. HELEN (-1577). m firstly JOHN 5th Lord Lindsay (-1562). m secondly THOMAS Morieux .

2. JEAN . m (1507) JAMES Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott (-before 1521).

3. ELIZABETH . m (1538) KENNETH Mackenzie of Kinkall (-1568).

4. JOHN (6 Oct 1507-[Nov] 1542). 3rd Earl of Atholl. m firstly (1521) GRIZEL Rattray, daughter of Sir JOHN Rattray of that Ilk & his wife --- (-after 1533).

m secondly (1541) as her first husband, JEAN, daughter of JOHN 6th Lord Forbes & his third wife Elizabeth Lady Elphinstone née Barlow. She married secondly (after 17 Nov 1545) Alexander Hay of Dalgety, and thirdly (before 17 Jan 1550) as his first wife, William Leslie of Balquhar. Earl John & his first wife had eight children:

a) BARBARA . m (1536) JAMES Menzies .

b) ISABEL . m (1552) WILLIAM Stuart of Grandtully.

c) MARGARET (-1540). m (1539) JOHN Grant Lord of Freuchie.

d) HELEN . m JOHN Macfarlane .

e) JOHN (-Stirling 24 Apr 1579, bur Edinburgh St Giles´s Church). 4th Earl of Atholl.

m firstly (before 26 May 1547) ELIZABETH Gordon, daughter of GEORGE Gordon 4th Earl of Huntly & his wife Elizabeth Keith.

m secondly (contract 1 Apr 1557) as her third husband, MARGARET, widow firstly of ROBERT Graham Lord Graham and secondly of THOMAS Erskine Master of Erskine, daughter of MALCOLM 3rd Lord Fleming & his wife Joan Stewart [of Scotland] (-after 15 Aug 1584). Earl John & his first wife had one child:

i) ELIZABETH (-1595). m firstly (1567) HUGH Fraser 5th Lord Lovat (-1577).

m secondly (1578, divorced 1581) ROBERT Stuart Earl of Lennox [Bishop of Caithness].

m thirdly (1581) JAMES Stuart Earl of Arran, son of ANDREW Stewart 2nd Lord Ochiltree & his wife Agnes Cuningham (-1595).

Earl John & his second wife had five children:

ii) MARGARET . m (before 1578) GEORGE Abernethy 7th Lord Saltoun .

iii) JEAN (-1593). m (1573) Sir DUNCAN Campbell of Glenorchy (-1631).

iv) JOHN (Dunkeld 22 May 1563-Perth 25 Aug 1595). 5th Earl of Atholl.

m (Perth 24 Jan 1580) as her first husband, MARY Ruthven, daughter of WILLIAM Ruthven 1st Earl Gowrie & his wife Dorothea Stewart of Methven. She married secondly (contract 31 Mar 1596) as his second wife, John Stewart Earl of Atholl. Earl John & his wife had five children:

(a) MARGARET (-young).

(b) DOROTHEA . m (1604) WILLIAM Murray 2nd Earl of Tullibardine .

(c) MARY Stewart .

m firstly (1603) JAMES Stewart Earl of Atholl, son of JOHN Stewart 6th Lord Innermeath, Earl of Atholl & his first wife Margaret Lindsay of Crawford (1583-1625).

m secondly (1626) Captain PETER Rollock .

(d) JEAN Stewart (-1623). m firstly (1603) HENRY Stuart 1st Lord St Colme, son of JAMES Stuart 1st Lord Doune & his wife Margaret Campbell of Argyll (-1612).

m secondly NICOL Bellenden of Standenflat.

(e) ANNE (-1635). m (1604) ANDREW Stewart Master of Ochiltree (-1639).

v) GRIZEL . m (1581) DAVID Lindsay 11th Earl of Crawford (-1607).

vi) MARY (-[1588]). m (1587) FRANCIS Hay 9th Earl of Erroll .

f) JEAN . m firstly JOHN Otterburn (-1595). m secondly GEORGE Crawford .

g) daughter . m --- Lord of Balfour .

h) daughter . m WALTER Wood of Balbegno .

5. ISABEL . m JAMES Herring of Lethendy.

6. JANET . m firstly (1520) ALEXANDER Gordon Master of Sutherland (1501-1530).

m secondly (1532, divorced) Sir HUGH Kennedy of Girvanmaily (-after 1568).

m thirdly (1546) as his third wife, HENRY Stuart Lord Methven, son of ANDREW Stewart Lord Avondale & his wife Lady Margaret Kennedy ([1495/1500]-soon after 10 Oct 1551).

m fourthly (1557) as his second wife, PATRICK 2nd Baron Ruthven .

Medieval Lands


ID: I52151

Name: John Stewart 2nd Earl of Atholl

Surname: Stewart

Given Name: John

Suffix: 2nd Earl of Atholl

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1475 in Atholl, Perthshire, Yr Alban

Death: ABT 1521 1

_UID: 32D6CA9236F13B448EA967BA187D7BE1537E

Event: Info 6 See Burke's Peerage under "Moray"

Birth: 1476 in Balveny,Fifeshire


JOHN (STEWART), EARL OF ATHOLL [Scotland], son and heir by 2nd wife. He married Janet, 3rd daughter of Archibald (CAMPBELL), 2nd EARL OF ARGYLL [Scotland], by Elizabeth, 1st daughter of John (STEWART), 1st EARL OF LENNOX [Scotland]. He is usually said to have been slain 9 September 1513, at the battle of Flodden, but he did not die till 152I. His widow died about 2 February 1545/6. [Complete Peerage I:313]


John, second Earl of Atholl, succeeded his father. He is usually stated to have fallen at Flodden, but in reality he died after 1520, and before 1522. On 3 May 1522 his son was infeft as heir by a precept from chancery dated 4 January 1521-22. He married Janet, daughter of Archibald Campbell, second Earl of Argyll, who survived him, and died about Candlemass 1545-46. [The Scots Peerage I:443]

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Change Date: 3 Dec 2005 at 00:00:00

Father: John Stewart 1st Earl of Atholl b: ABT 1440 in Balveny, Fifeshire, Yr Alban

Mother: Eleanor Sinclair b: ABT 1457 in Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, Yr Alban

Marriage 1 Janet Campbell b: 1486 in Argyllshire, Yr Alban


Isabel Elizabeth Stewart b: ABT 1510 in Atholl, Perthshire, Yr Alban

John Stewart 3rd Earl of Atholl b: 6 Oct 1507 in Atholl, Pertshire, Yr Alban
Janet Stewart
Helen Stewart b: 1504
Jean Stewart b: ABT 1481

Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 Author: Frederick Lewis Weis Publication: 4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore Page: line 41D p 46 Repository:

Title: Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom
Author: GE Cokayne Publication: Sutton Publishing Ltd

Note: Source Media Type: Book Page: I:313, V:490, XII/1:549 Title: The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants; Gary Boyd Roberts {2004} Page: 142 Repository:

Title: Some Mackenzie Pedigrees; Duncan Warrand {1965}

Note: Source Media Type: Book Page: 9 Title: Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 Author: Frederick Lewis Weis Publication: 4th ed, Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore Page: line 41D p 46, line 91B p 101


John Stewart, second Earl of Athole, killed at Flodden in 1513. He married Mary, daughter of Archibald Campbell, second Earl of Argyll) killed at Flodden), son of Colin Campbell, first Earl of Argyll (died 1493), son of Archibald Campbell (died before his father), son of Sir Duncan Campbell (died 1453), by his wife, Marjory Stewart, daughter of Robert, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland (died 1420), son of Robert II (died 1390), son of Walter, Lord High Steward of Scotland, by his wife Marjory, daughter of Robert Bruce (died 1329). By his marriage with Mary Campbell, John, Earl of Athole, had a daughter, Elizabeth


He was born after 1475 to John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Eleanor Sinclair. He married Lady Janet Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, by Elizabeth Stewart. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Atholl on 15 September 1512 at the death of his father. He fought in the Battle of Flodden Field on 9 September 1513. He was living in 1520, and died before 1522. His widow, Janet, died about Candlemas 1545-6.


   John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Atholl (1507-1542).
   Lady Janet Stewart married (1st) Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland; (2nd) Sir Hugh Kennedy, of Girvanmains; (3rd) Henry Stewart, Lord Methven; and (4th) Patrick, Lord Ruthven.[1]
   Lady Helen Stewart, married (1st) John Lindsay, 5th Lord Lindsay of the Byres; (2nd) Thomas Moncur.
   Lady Elizabeth Stewart, stated to have married Kenneth Mackenzie, 10th of Kintail.
   Lady Jean Stewart (died 19 April 1522), married James Arbuthnot, 13th of Arbuthnott.
   Lady Isabel Stewart, stated to have married James Hering, of Lethendy.
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John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl's Timeline

July 16, 1479
Balveny, Fifeshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Kintail, Ross-shire, Scotland
Probably Balvenie, Banffshire, Scotland
Atholl, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kintail, Ross-shire, Scotland
October 6, 1507
Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Kintail, Ross-shire, Scotland