Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox
Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox KG (1579 – 30 July 1624) was the son of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox and Catherine de Balsac. He was a patron of the playwright Ben Jonson, who lived in his household for five years. At the death of his brother the 2nd Duke of Lennox, he was already Earl of March and Lord Clifton of Leighton Bromswold in the peerage of England (1619) as well as 7th Seigneur d'Aubigny.
On 9 February 1608 he performed in the masque The Hue and Cry After Cupid at Whitehall Palace as a sign of the zodiac, to celebrate the wedding of John Ramsay, Viscount Haddington to Elizabeth Radclyffe .
He married Katherine Clifton, 2nd Baroness Clifton, in 1609. They had eleven children:
- Elizabeth (1610–1674), married Henry Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel
- James, later 4th Duke of Lennox (1612–1655)
- Anne (1614–1646), married Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus
- Henry, 8th Seigneur d'Aubigny (1616–1632)
- Francis (1616–1617)
- Frances (1617–1694), married the 2nd Earl of Portland
- Margaret (1618–1618), died young
- George, 9th Seigneur d'Aubigny (1618–1642) Killed in battle
- Ludovic, 10th Seigneur d'Aubigny (1619–1665); became a cardinal shortly before his death
- Lord John Stewart (1621–1644) Killed in Battle
- Lord Bernard Stewart (1623–1645) Killed in Battle
He died in 1624 and was interred, on 6 August 1624, in Westminster Abbey.
One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lennox". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 420.
- Edmund Lodge, Illustrations of British History, vol. 3 (London, 1838), p. 223.
The 3rd Lord St John of Bletso
| Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
jointly with The 4th Lord St John of Bletso
The 4th Lord St John of Bletso
The Viscount Mandeville
|Peerage of Scotland|
| Duke of Lennox
|Peerage of England|
|New title|| Earl of March