Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox

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Arms of Sir Esmé Stewart, Duke of Lennox and Richmond, KG

Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox KG (1579 – 30 July 1624) was the son of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox. He was a patron of the playwright Ben Jonson, who lived in his household for five years.

He married Katherine Clifton, 2nd Baroness Clifton, in 1609. They had eleven children:

He died in 1624 and was interred, on 6 August 1624, in Westminster Abbey.[1]

Political offices
Preceded by
The 3rd Lord St John of Bletso
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
jointly with The 4th Lord St John of Bletso

1619–1624
Succeeded by
The 4th Lord St John of Bletso
The Viscount Mandeville
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Ludovic Stewart
Duke of Lennox
1624
Succeeded by
James Stewart
New title Earl of March
1619–1624