Scottish Tudor Genealogy & Family Tree

For now, this page only concerns James II through Mary queen of Scots.

James Stuart; later titled James II, king of Scotland

son of King James I of Scotland and Lady Joan Beaufort
born 16 October 1430 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
coronation 25 March 1437 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
married 3 July 1449 at Holyrood Abbey to Marie von Geldern
eight children
Child, born 19 May 1450
Mary, born c.1451
James, later James III of Scotland, king of Scotland, born 10 July 1451
Margaret
Alexander of Albany, duke of Albany, born c.1454
David, earl of Moray, born c.1454
John of Mar, earl of Mar & Garioch, born c.1459
John
died 3 August 1460 at Roxburgh Castle
buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

James Stuart; later titled James III, king of Scotland

son of King James II and Queen Joan of Scotland
born 10 July 1451 at Stirling
coronation 10 August 1460 at Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire
married 13 July 1469 to Margaret Oldenburg, called Margaret of Denmark
three children
James, later James IV of Scotland, king of Scotland, born 17 March 1473
James, duke of Ross, born March 1476
John, earl of Mar, born December 1479
died 11 June 1488 at Milltown, Bannockburn
buried at Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire

James Stuart; later titled James IV, king of Scotland

son King James III and Queen Margaret of Scotland
born 17 March 1473
coronation 26 June 1488 at Scone Abbey, Perthshire
married 8 August 1503 to Margaret Tudor, princess of England, at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
seven children
James of Rothesay, duke of Rothesay, born 21 February 1507
daughter, born 15 July 1508
Arthur, duke of Rothesay, born 20 October 1509
James, later King James V of Scotland, born 15 April 1512
daughter, born November 1512
Alexander, duke of Ross, born 30 April 1514
died 9 September 1513 at the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland
mistresses
(1) Mary Boyd, also called Marion Boyd
two children
Alexander Stuart, called Alexander of St. Andrews, Archbishop of St. Andrews, born about 1493
Catherine Stuart
(2) Jean Kennedy, also called Janet Kennedy
two children
James Stuart, called James of Moray, earl of Moray, born about 1499
two children who died young
(3) Margaret Drummond
one child
Margaret Stuart, born about 1497
(4) Isabel, Lady Stewart
one child
Jean Stuart, also called Janet Stuart
(As you can see, James IV was a procreative guy! Here are two more interesting facts about him: Margaret Tudor, his wife, petitioned for divorce in 1514, arguing that James had survived the Battle of Flodden and was living in the Holy Land. In reality, his corpse was kept in a lumber room at Richmond Palace, home of his brother-in-law Henry VIII.)

James Stuart; later titled James V, king of Scotland

son of King James IV and Queen Margaret of Scotland
born 15 April 1512 at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland
coronation 21 September 1513 at Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle
married 1 January 1537 to Madeleine of France at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
married 9 May 1538 to Mary de Guise (also called Mary de Lorraine)
three children
James of Rothesay, duke of Rothesay, born 22 May 1540; died in infancy
Arthur (Robert) of Rothesay, duke of Rothesay, born April 1541; died in infancy
Mary ‘Queen of Scots’, queen of Scotland, born 7 December 1542
died 14 December 1542 at Falkland Palace, Fife
buried at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh
mistresses
(1) Elizabeth Shaw
one child
James Stuart, called James of Kelso and Melrose, Abbot of Kelso and Melrose, born c.1529
(2) Margaret Erskine
one child
James Stuart, called James of Moray, earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland, born c.1531
(3) Eupheme Elphinstone
one child
Robert Stuart, called Robert of Orkney, earl of Orkney, born c.1533
(4) Elizabeth Carmichael, also called Katherine Carmichael
one child
James Stuart, called John of Coldinghame, Prior of Coldinghame, born c.1531
(5) Elizabeth Stewart
one child
Adam Stewart, Adam of Charterhouse, Prior of Charterhouse, born ?
(6) Elizabeth Bethune
one child
Jean Stuart, born ?
(As you can see, James V, much like his father, was fond of the ladies. When Mary queen of Scots returned to Scotland, most of her troubles began with her various half-siblings. These various royal bastards caused most of Scotland’s notorious political instability. Think of poor Henry VIII – he could barely manage two sons!)

Mary Stuart; later titled Queen Mary of Scotland (called Mary queen of Scots)

daughter of King James V and Queen Mary of Scotland
born 7 December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland
titled Queen of Scotland 9 September 1543 at Stirling Castle
married 24 April 1558 to Francis de Valois, later called Francis II, king of France, at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
married 29 July 1565 to Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
one child
James Stuart, later titled James VI, king of Scotland & James I, king of England, born 19 June 1566
married 15 May 1567 to James Hepburn 4th earl Bothwell at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
two children
twins, born and died July 1568
surrendered the throne in favor of her son at Carberry Hill 15 June 1567
executed 8 February 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle, Northampton
buried at Westminster Abbey, London in 1612

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