Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland ( Shetland) (spring of 1533 – 4 February 1593) was a recognised illegitimate son of James V, King of Scotland, and his mistress Eupheme Elphinstone. Robert Stewart was half-brother to Mary, Queen of Scots and uncle to James VI and I of Scotland and England. Biography
- Feuar of The Crown Lands of Orkney and Shetland
- Earl of Orkney, Lord of Shetland
- His Testament Dative and Inventory
- Children by Lady Janet Kennedy
- Bastard Children of Unknown Mothers
- Evidence from The National Records of Scotland
- Evidence from The Treasurer's Accounts
On 25 May 1565 the the crown lands of Orkney and Shetland were conferred on Sir Robert Stewart of Strathdon. The County Families of the Shetland Islands Robert Stewart is noticed in that style, as the feuar of the lands and lordship of Orkney and Shetland, and as sheriff principal of the same, in a summons issued by him in Orkney on 4 November 1567...
Robert Stewart was created Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland by a patent dated 28 October 1581.The County Families of the Shetland Islands
Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland died on 4 February 1593. He died in his palace at Kirkwall in Orkney. He made his last will and testament two days before, from his death bed in his palace in Kirkwall. Present to witness his final act was his daughter Jean and her husband Lord Lindores, his natural son James Stewart of Graemsay, ...
It has been suggested that Earl Robert Stewart was buried in St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Find A Grave MemorialHowever, the comprehensive list of tombs in the RCAHMS Inventory makes no mention of a tomb for Earl Robert.
Confirmation was granted on 26 May 1597. [National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh Commissary Court, The Testament Dative and Inventory of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, reference CC8/8/30]
Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney (formerly Robert Stewart, feuar of the crown lands of Orkney and Shetland), married Lady Janet Kennedy. National Records of Scotland, Register House Charters, reference RH6/2129
18 September 1568: Charter of Sale by John Bellenden of Auchinnoull, Kt, Justice Clerk and feuar of the lands undermentioned, whereby, in implement of a contract dated at Edinburgh 17 Sep 1568, he sold to Dame Johanna Kennedy, spouse of Lord Robert Stewart, feuar of Orkney and Zetland, in liferent, and to Mary Stewart, daughter of said Robert and J...
22 December 1539: Item, the xxij day of December, deliverit to Thomas Arthur to be ane cote to Robert Stewart, the kingis sone, v elnis half elne raid velvet, price of the elne lvs; summa ..... xv li viij s. Accounts of the Lord High Treasurers of Scotland, A.D. 1538-1541, vii, p. 265 June 1540: Item, deliverit to (Thomas Arthur, the king's tailor)...
- between February 14, 1533 and June 04, 1533
- Commendator of the Abbey of Holyrood.
When Sir Robert Stewart of Strathdon, 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland was born in March 1533, in Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, his father, James V King of Scotland, was 20 and his mother, Lady Euphemia Elphinstone, was 23. He married Elizabeth Stewart about 1552, in Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom.
- Lady Janet Kennedy, Elizabeth Stewart
05/03/2022 · Robert Stewart, Knt., 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland (Shetland) (spring of 1533 – 4 February 1593), was a recognized illegitimate son of James V Stewart, King of Scotland and his mistress, Euphame Elphinstone . Robert Stewart was half-brother to Mary, Queen of Scots and uncle to James VI and I of Scotland and England.
- Jean (Kennedy) Stewart
24/09/2021 · Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Zetland (Shetland) lived from 1533 to 4 February 1593. The illegitimate son of James V and his mistress Euphemia Elphinstone, Robert was the half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots.
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