James Stuart, 8th Earl of Moray

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James Stuart, 8th Earl of Moray KT (1708 – 5 July 1767) was the son of Francis Stuart, 7th Earl of Moray.

In 1734, he married Grace Lockhart, a granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Eglington and they had one child:

His first marriage lasted almost four years until the death of Grace in 1738 and on 24 April 1740, he married Margaret Wemyss, the eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of Wemyss, they had two children:

  • Lieutenant David Stuart (d. 1784)
  • Lt.-Col. James Stuart (d. 1808)


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Francis Stuart
Earl of Moray Succeeded by
Francis Stuart
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Wemyss
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Buchan