John Stewart, Earl of Mar (died 1503)

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John Stewart, Earl of Mar (December 1479 – 11 March 1503) was the youngest son of James III of Scotland and Margaret of Denmark.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Dunfermline Palace in Fife as the youngest son of the King, he was created Earl of Mar on 2 March 1486, at the age of eight. Not much is known of his life and he died in Scotland on 11 March 1503.[citation needed] As he died unmarried, the earldom became extinct and James IV awarded many of the Mar lands to Lord Elphinstone.[1]

Family[edit]

Stewart had two brothers, King James IV and James Stewart, Duke of Ross, he died unmarried.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • "thePeerage.com". Retrieved 26 November 2006.
  1. ^ Wikisource Round, John Horace (1911). "Mar, Earldom of" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 665–666.