Alan Stewart of Darnley
|Sir Alan Stewart of Darnley|
|Noble family||Stewart of Darnley|
|Father||John Stewart of Darnley|
|Mother||Elizabeth of Lennox|
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:
- John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox
- Alexander Stewart of Galston
After Darnley's murder, his widow Catherine married Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord Maxwell.
- Scots at the Siege of Orleans (French)
Balfour Paul, Sir James, Scots Peerage, IX vols. Edinburgh 1904.