John Stewart, Earl of Mar (died 1503)

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

Biography

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. As he died unmarried, the earldom became extinct and James IV awarded many of the Mar lands to Lord Elphinstone.[1]

Family

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

Ancestry

References

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