History of the Jacobite line of succession

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A history of the Jacobite succession, showing its state immediately prior to the death of each pretender. Normally, only the first ten people are listed here.

James II & VII[edit]

On the day of James II's death, 16 September 1701, the line of succession to the Jacobite claim was as follows (following primogeniture);

  1. HRH The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay (b. 10 June 1688), son of James II & VII
  2. HRH Princess Anne, Princess George of Denmark (b. 6 February 1665), elder living daughter of James II
  3. HRH Princess Louise (b. 28 June 1692), younger living daughter of James II
  4. HH The Prince of Orange (b. 14 November 1650), son of Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
  5. HRH The Duchess of Savoy (b. 27 August 1669), daughter of Princes Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orléans
  6. HRH The Prince of Piedmont (b. 6 May 1699), first son of Princess Anne Marie
  7. HRH Prince Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (b. 27 April 1701), second son of Princess Anne Marie
  8. HRH The Duchess of Burgundy (b. 6 December 1685), elder living daughter of Princess Anne Marie
  9. HRH Princess Mary Louise of Savoy (b. 17 September 1688), younger living daughter of Princess Anne Marie
  10. HH Prince Charles Maurice Palatine of the Platz (b. 9 January 1671), son of Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine

Upon James II's death, the Prince of Wales inherited his father's claim, as "James III & VIII"

"James III & VIII"[edit]

On the day of James III's death, 1 January 1766, the line of succession to the Jacobite claim was as follows (following primogeniture);

  1. HRH The Duke of Cornwall (b. 31 December 1720), elder son of James III
  2. HRH The Cardinal-Duke of York (b. 11 March 1725), younger son of James III
  3. HM The King of Sardinia (b. 27 April 1701), son of Anne Marie, Queen of Sardinia
  4. HRH The Prince of Piedmont (b. 26 June 1726), first son of Charles Emmanuel III
  5. HRH Prince Charles Emmanuel of Piedmont (b. 24 May 1751), first son of Prince Victor Amadeus
  6. HRH The Duke of Aosta (b. 24 July 1759), second son of Prince Victor Amadeus
  7. HRH Prince Maurice Joseph, Duke of Montferrat (b. 13 September 1762), third son of Prince Victor Amadeus
  8. HRH Prince Charles Felix of Piedmont (b. 6 April 1765), fourth son of Prince Victor Amadeus
  9. HRH Princess Marie Josephine Louise of Piedmont (b. 2 September 1753), first daughter of Prince Victor Amadeus
  10. HRH Princess Mary Theresa of Piedmont (b. 31 January 1756), second daughter of Prince Victor Amadeus

Upon James III's death, Charles Stuart inherited his father's claim, as "Charles III"

"Charles III"[edit]

On the day of Charles III's death, 31 January 1788, the line of succession to the Jacobite claim was as follows (following primogeniture);

  1. HRH The Cardinal-Duke of York (b. 11 March 1725), younger brother of Charles III
  2. HM The King of Sardinia (b. 26 June 1726), grandson of Anne Marie, Queen of Sardinia
  3. HRH The Prince of Piedmont (b. 24 May 1751), first son of Victor Amadeus
  4. HRH The Duke of Aosta (b. 24 July 1759), second son of Victor Amadeus
  5. HRH Prince Maurice Joseph, Duke of Montferrat (b. 13 September 1762), third son of Victor Amadeus
  6. HRH Prince Charles Felix of Piedmont (b. 6 April 1765), fourth son of Victor Amadeus
  7. HRH Prince Joseph Benedict, Count of Moriana (b. 5 October 1766), fifth son of Victor Amadeus
  8. HRH The Countess of Provence (b. 2 September 1753), first daughter of Victor Amadeus
  9. HRH The Countess of Artois (b. 31 January 1756), second daughter of Victor Amadeus
  10. HRH The Duke of Angoulême (b. 6 August 1775), elder son of Princess Mary Theresa

Upon Charles III's death, Henry Stuart inherited his brother's claim, as "Henry IX & I"

"Henry IX & I"[edit]

On the day of Henry IX's death, 13 July 1807, the line of succession to the Jacobite claim was as follows (following primogeniture);

  1. HM THe King of Sardinia (b. 24 May 1751), first son of Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia
  2. HRH The Crown Prince of Sardinia (b. 24 July 1759), second son of Victor Amadeus
  3. HRH Princess Maria Beatrice of Savoy (b. 6 September 1792), eldest daughter of Victor Emmanuel
  4. HRH Princess Maria Anna of Savoy (b. 19 September 1803), second daughter of Victor Emmanuel
  5. HRH Princess Maria Theresa of Savoy (b. 19 September 1803), third daughter of Victor Emmanuel
  6. HRH Prince Charles Felix of Piedmont (b. 6 April 1765), fourth son of Victor Amadeus
  7. HM The "titular" Queen of France (b. 2 September 1753), first daughter of Victor Amadeus
  8. HRH The Duke of Angoulême (b. 6 August 1775), elder son of Princess Mary Theresa, Countess of Artois
  9. HRH The Duke of Berry (b. 24 January 1778), second son of Princess Mary Theresa
  10. HRH Princess Mary Anne, Duchess of Chablais (b. 17 December 1757), third daughter of Victor Amadeus

Henry IX was the last actual claimant to the thrones.

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