James STEWART, ,James I ,King of Scotland(1424 - 1437)

Male 1394 - 1437  (42 years)

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  • Name James STEWART 
    Suffix ,James I ,King of Scotland(1424 - 1437) 
    Born 10 Dec 1394 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1437  Blackfriars Monastery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4022  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2023 

    Father John STEWART, ,Earl of Carrick , Robert III,King of Scotland.,   b. 1340,   d. 4 Apr 1406, Rothesay Castle , Argyll and Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Annabella DRUMMOND, daughter of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1367 
    Family ID F1253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lady Joan BEAUFORT, ,Queen Consort of Scotland,   b. 1404,   d. 15 Jul 1445  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1424  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James and Joan had six daughters and twin sons
     1. Princess Margaret STEWART, ,of Scotland,   b. 25 Dec 1424, Perth, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1445  (Age 20 years)
     2. James STEWART, ,James II,King of Scotland(1437-1460),   b. 16 Oct 1430,   d. 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh , during the Wars of the Roses Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Alexander STEWART, ,Duke of Rothesay,   d. Infancy. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Robert III had attempted to send his younger son to France to guard him from the machinations of his uncle, but he was captured by English ships just off Flamborough Head. On hearing the lamentful news, his depressed father is reported to have died of grief and despair. James thus found himself King of Scotland and the most unwilling guest of his English enemies at the age of twelve. His captor, Henry IV, had him provided with an education at Windsor Castle.
      After eighteen long years of captivity, James I was finally released by the English. For his return the English demanded forty thousand pounds.
      The new King was crowned at Scone in May, 1424.

    • (Medical):On the fateful night of 20th February, 1437, Sir Robert Stewart dismissed the King's guards and allowed the party of assassins, lead by Sir Robert Graham, to enter his chamber. They found the King preparing for bed and rushed at him, James fought back heroically. He attempted to escape his assailants through a sewer but was overpowered and died of multiple stab wounds. Queen Joan was also wounded in her frantic attempts to protect her husband.
      James I is considered one of the greatest of Scotland's Kings.

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