Matthew Stewart 4th Earl of Lennox

21 September 1516–4 September 1571 (Age 54)
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Stewart 4th Earl of Lennox was born on 21 September 1516, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, his father, Sir John Stewart 3rd Earl of Lennox, was 21 and his mother, Lady Elizabeth Stewart of Attoll Ross, was 22. He married Margaret Douglas Countess of Lennox on 6 July 1544, in Saint James's Palace, London, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 4 September 1571, in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, at the age of 54, and was buried in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Stewart 4th Earl of Lennox
Margaret Douglas Countess of Lennox
Marriage: 6 July 1544
Lord Henry Stewart
Philip Stewart
Charles Stewart 5th Earl of Lennox

Spouse and Children

6 July 1544
Saint James's Palace, London, England


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Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Matthew Earl Of Lennox Stuart in entry for Henry Duke Of Albany Stuart, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Matthew Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Wikipedia - Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox

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