David Stewart, Earl of Strathearn

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David Stewart (1357 – c. 1386), Prince of Scotland, was a 14th-century Scottish magnate. He was the eldest son of the second marriage of King Robert II of Scotland with Euphemia de Ross. King Robert, on 26 March 1371, the day of his coronation, is styled Earl of Strathearn, and on the following day his son David does homage to him under the title of Earl of Strathearn.[1]

On June 19 of the same year, he obtained a charter of the barony of Urquhart[disambiguation needed].[2] He received the Castle of Braal in Caithness 21 March 1375,[3] and he was also given the title Earl of Caithness between that date and 28 December 1377, when he was styled "Earl Palatine of Strathearn and Caithness".[4]

He was involved in a major dispute with his older half-brother, Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, who by 1385 had occupied his castle at Urquhart. It is uncertain, but it is highly likely that he died in March 1386,[5] and no later than 1389. His wife appears to have been a daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Glenesk, and sister of David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford. They had a daughter, Euphemia, who succeeded to the earldom. His widow married secondly Sir William Graham of Montrose, by whom she was the mother of his eldest son and heir Alexander Graham, esq., of Kincardine, father of the first Lord Graham.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Acta Parl. Scot., i. 545.
  2. ^ Exch. Rolls, iv. pp. cxvi, clix; Reg. Mag. Sig., fol. ed., 122.
  3. ^ 137.
  4. ^ Reg. Mag. Sig., fol. ed., 150.
  5. ^ Boardman, "Stewart, David".
  6. ^ William Graham was called 'her father' in Countess Euphemia's charter of 27 January 1401. John P. Ravilious, Sir William Graham and the Countess of Strathearn, The Scottish Genealogist (September 2011), Vol. LVIII, No. 3, pp. 112-116.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from The Scots Peerage (1904-1914) , a publication now in the public domain.

  • Paul, James Balfour, The Scots Peerage, Vols. II & VIII, (Edinburgh, 1909)
  • Boardman, S. I., "Stewart, David, first earl of Strathearn and first earl of Caithness (b. in or after 1357?, d. 1386?)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 21 May 2007
  • John P. Ravilious, Sir William Graham and the Countess of Strathearn, The Scottish Genealogist (September 2011), Vol. LVIII, No. 3, pp. 112-116.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Robert Stewart
Earl of Strathearn
1371–1386
Succeeded by
Euphemia Stewart
Vacant Earl of Caithness
1375 x 1377–1386