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  • ID: I552
  • Name: Mary Stuart
  • Prefix: Princess
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1451 in Stirling
  • Death: MAY 1488
  • Note:

    This unfortunate princess had been happily married to Thomas, Master of Boyd, "the most courteous, gentlest, wisest, kindest, most bounteous knight" and "fairest archer, devoutest, most perfect, and truest to his lady". The King made him Earl of Arran, giving them the island of Arran for her dowry. But his father, the Regent Boyd, suddenly fell from power in 1469 and the family fled into exile in Burgundy.
    After her beloved husband's death, the princess returned to Scotland where the king gave her hand in marriage to Lord Hamilton, then an elderly widower. In 1484, after the murder by the Montgomeries of the young 2nd Lord Boyd, her son by her first marriage, her heir became James, 2nd Lord Hamilton, the son on her second marriage. This was of immense importance to Scottish history, as throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Hamilton chiefs were often the nearest heirs presumptive to the throne.
  • _UID: 8FED3B7D253C480B883AEB716A3519C785B6
  • Change Date: 14 APR 2010

    Father: James Stuart b: 16 OCT 1430 in Holyrood, Edinburgh
    Mother: Marie Von Geldern b: 1432

    Marriage 1 Thomas Boyd
    • Married: BEF 26 APR 1467
    1. Has No Children Margaret (Grizelda) Boyd b: ABT 1470

    Marriage 2 James Hamilton b: ABT 1423 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
    • Married: 4 FEB 1472
    1. Has Children James Hamilton b: 1475 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Hamilton
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