Elizabeth Stewart Countess of Moray

3 August 1565–18 November 1591 (Age 26)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Stewart Countess of Moray was born on 3 August 1565, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, her father, James Earl of Moray Mar Regent of Scotland Stewart, was 34 and her mother, Agnes Keith, was 25. She married James Stewart 2nd of Earl Moray on 23 January 1580, in Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 18 November 1591, in Morayshire, Scotland, at the age of 26, and was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

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James Stewart 2nd of Earl Moray
Elizabeth Stewart Countess of Moray
Marriage: 23 January 1580
James Stewart 3rd Earl of Moray
Grizel Stewart
Margaret Stewart Countess of Nottingham
Hon. Sir Francis Stewart Knight of the Order of Bath

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  • Marriage
    23 January 1580Fife, Scotland
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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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    Elizabeth Stewart Stuart

    Birth: Aug., 1565 Edinburgh City of Edinburgh, Scotland Death: Nov. 18, 1591 City of Edinburgh, Scotland Elizabeth Stewart ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* FATHER: James STEWART "1st Earl of Moray" Ilegitimat …

    Sources (10)

    • Elizabeth Stewart in entry for Charles Earl Of Nottingham Howard, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    • Elizabeth van Moray Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"

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