Alan Stewart of Darnley

Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley, 2nd Lord of Aubigny and Concressault (after 1406 1439) was a Scottish nobleman of the Stewart of Darnley family, involved in the Hundred Years War.

Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley
Bornafter 1406
Noble familyStewart of Darnley
Spouse(s)Catherine Seton
FatherJohn Stewart of Darnley
MotherElizabeth of Lennox


The son of John Stewart of Darnley and Elizabeth, daughter of Donnchadh, Earl of Lennox, Darnley accompanied his father and brothers to fight in France.

Following his father's death at the Battle of the Herrings in 1429 during the Siege of Orléans, Darnley inherited his father's titles of the Lordships of Aubigny and Concressault, but not his County of Évreux. He also inherited the title of Constable of the Scottish Army in France, and the chieftaincy of the Stewarts of Darnley.

However, by 1437, he had resigned his French territories to his younger brother, Sir John Stewart and returned to Scotland.

He became involved in a blood feud with the Boyd Family of Dean Castle. Darnley was killed in 1439 by Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, his death was later avenged by his youngest brother Alexander Stewart at the Battle of Craignaught Hill.

Marriage and issue

Alan Stewart of Darnley married Catherine Seton, daughter of Sir William Seton, Master of Seton and Janet Dunbar, herself a daughter of the Earl of Dunbar. They had issue:

After Darnley's murder, his widow Catherine married Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord Maxwell.



    Balfour Paul, Sir James, Scots Peerage, IX vols. Edinburgh 1904.

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