Marjorie Stewart Princess of Scotland, Countess of Moray

Female1342–6 May 1417

Brief Life History of Marjorie

When Marjorie Stewart Princess of Scotland, Countess of Moray was born in 1342, in Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland, her father, Robert II Stewart King of Scotland, was 26 and her mother, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, was 22. She married John Dunbar 1st Earl of Moray on 11 July 1370, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 6 May 1417, in Darnaway Castle, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

John Dunbar 1st Earl of Moray
Marjorie Stewart Princess of Scotland, Countess of Moray
Marriage: 11 July 1370
Thomas Dunbar 2nd Earl of Moray
James Dunbar
John Dunbar
Euphemia Dunbar
Alexander Dunbar

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Marjorie Stewart - birth: about 1344;
  • Marjorie Stewart Dunbar, "Find A Grave Index"
  • The Scots peerage

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    11 July 1370Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: 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 the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.

    History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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