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  • ID: I3299
  • Name: Robert Stewart
  • Suffix: 1st Earl of Orkney
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1533
  • Death: 4 FEB 1593 in Palace of the Yards, Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Occupation: Prior of Holyrood
  • Note:

    Illegitimate son.
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    1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland (Shetland).
    Built the Palace of Birsay on Orkney.
    Mary Queen of Scots wrote a will at Sheffield in 1577 ineffectually declaring his title to Orkney null and void,[5] after Robert was imprisoned in 1575 for obtaining a letter from the King of Denmark declaring him sovereign of Orkney. His crimes included colluding with Shetland pirates. The Earl was imprisoned at Linlithgow Palace.[6] He was released in 1579.
  • _UID: BFC63DAEF7D34C71888C102CDFD662228080
  • Change Date: 11 APR 2012



    Father: James Stuart b: 1512
    Mother: Euphemia Elphinstone

    Marriage 1 Jean Kennedy
    • Married: 14 DEC 1561
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Stewart
    2. Has Children Jean Stewart
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Stewart
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