Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox

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Matthew Stewart
2nd Earl of Lennox
Born1460
Died(1513-09-09)9 September 1513
Flodden
Noble familyStewart of Darnley
Spouse(s)Margaret Lyle
Elizabeth Hamilton
FatherJohn Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox
MotherMargaret Montgomerie

Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox (1460 – 9 September 1513), was a prominent Scottish nobleman. Stewart was the son of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, and Margaret Montgomerie, daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie. He died fighting in the Battle of Flodden Field.

He married firstly, on 13 June 1490, Margaret Lyle, daughter of Robert Lyle, 2nd Lord Lyle, Chief Justiciar of Scotland. On 9 April 1494, he married Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, and Mary Stewart, Princess of Scotland, daughter of King James II of Scotland.

Stewart and Elizabeth Hamilton had six children: Mungo Stewart, Agnes Stewart, John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox, Margaret Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, and Catherine Stewart.

He was Lord Provost of Glasgow in 1497, and from 1509 to 1513.

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Sources[edit]

  • G. E. Cokayne et al., eds. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant. Reprint ed. (Gloucester, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000).
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Earl of Lennox
1495–1513
Succeeded by