Janet Kennedy and Stewart Line

Allan, William; Blind Harry, Reciting the Deeds of Wallace; Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/blind-harry-reciting-the-deeds-of-wallace-189838

I am the Heir to the Scottish Throne, and the Seinsheim Nobility that has not died out!

John Presco ‘The Hidden Seed of Bohemia and Scotland’

Arms of James IV displayed in the Great Hall he built at Stirling Castle

James IV was a true Renaissance prince with an interest in practical and scientific matters. He granted the Incorporation of Surgeons and Barbers of Edinburgh (later the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) a royal charter in 1506, turned Edinburgh Castle into one of Scotland’s foremost gun foundries, and welcomed the establishment of Scotland’s first printing press in 1507. He built a part of Falkland Palace, and Great Halls at Stirling and Edinburgh castles, and furnished his palaces with tapestries.[9] James was a patron of the arts, including many literary figures, most notably the Scots makars whose diverse and socially observant works convey a vibrant and memorable picture of cultural life and intellectual concerns of the period. Figures associated with his court include William Dunbar, Walter Kennedy and Gavin Douglas, who made the first complete translation of Virgil’s Aeneid in northern Europe. His reign also saw the passing of the makar Robert Henryson. He patronised music at Restalrig using rental money from the King’s Wark.[10] He also gave his backing to the foundation of King’s College, Aberdeen by his chancellor, William Elphinstone, and St Leonard’s College, St Andrews by his illegitimate son Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St Andrews, and John Hepburn, Prior of St Andrews. Partly at Elphinstone’s instance, in 1496 he also passed what has been described as Scotland’s first education act, which dictated that all barons and freeholders of substance had to send their eldest sons and heirs to school for a certain time.

 

   John Ramsay was born at of Cordtoun, Scotland.1 He married Janet Napier.1

Family

Janet Napier
Child

Citations

  1. [S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 399.

Janet Napier1

Last Edited 11 Sep 2004
F, #65407
     Janet Napier married John Ramsay.1 Janet Napier married John Wilson, Burgess of Edinburgh before 1484.2

Family 1

John Ramsay
Child

Citations

  1. [S11572] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. II, p. 399.
  2. [S11564] The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 134.

John Wilson, Burgess of Edinburgh1

Last Edited 25 Apr 1998
M, #65408
     John Wilson, Burgess of Edinburgh married Janet Napier before 1484.1

Family

Janet Napier

Citations

  1. [S11564] The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 134.

Janet Kennedy1,2,3

Last Edited 24 May 2013
F, #37477, d. after December 1543
Father John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy2,3 b. b 12 Oct 1454, d. a 24 Jul 1508
Mother Elizabeth Gordon2,3 d. a 12 Jul 1471
     Janet Kennedy married James IV Stewart, King of Scotland, son of James III Stewart, King of Scotland and Margareta of Denmark, DID NOT MARRY.3 A contract for the marriage of Janet Kennedy and Archibald ‘Bell the Cat’ Douglas, 5th Earl Angus was signed before 20 July 1498.4,2,3 Janet Kennedy married Sir Alexander Gordon, son of Sir John Gordon and Annabella Boyd, before 1 June 1500. Janet Kennedy and Archibald ‘Bell the Cat’ Douglas, 5th Earl Angus were divorced before 1 June 1500.4 Janet Kennedy married Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell, son of John Ramsay and Janet Napier, before 6 November 1505.5,2,3 Janet Kennedy and Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell were divorced before 15 February 1508.5,2,3 Janet Kennedy died after December 1543.2,3

Family 1

James IV Stewart, King of Scotland b. 17 Mar 1472, d. 9 Sep 1513
Children

Family 2

Archibald ‘Bell the Cat’ Douglas, 5th Earl Angus b. c 1454, d. bt 29 Nov 1513 – 31 Jan 1514

Family 3

Sir Alexander Gordon b. c 1477, d. 9 Sep 1513
Child

Family 4

Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell d. 9 Sep 1513

Citations

  1. [S11377] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. IX, p. 179.
  2. [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 592.
  3. [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 670.
  4. [S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 183.
  5. [S11564] The Scots Peerage, Vol. II, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 134.
  6. [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.

Elizabeth Gordon1,2,3

Last Edited 24 May 2013
F, #37478, d. after 12 July 1471
Father Sir Alexander Seton, 1st Earl Huntley, Lord of Gordon & Badenoch2,3 d. 15 Jul 1470
Mother Elizabeth Crichton d. 9 Jul 1479
     A contract for the marriage of Elizabeth Gordon and Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll was signed on 15 November 1461.4 Elizabeth Gordon married John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy, son of Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy and Katherine Maxwell, between 24 August 1467 and 12 April 1471.5,2,3 Elizabeth Gordon died after 12 July 1471.4

Family 1

Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll b. c 1451, d. 1470

Family 2

John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy b. b 12 Oct 1454, d. a 24 Jul 1508
Children

 

 

Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell1,2,3

Last Edited 24 May 2013
M, #65404, d. 9 September 1513
Father John Ramsay4
Mother Janet Napier4
     Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell was born at of Balmain, Scotland.1 He married Janet Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy, 2nd Lord Kennedy and Elizabeth Gordon, before 6 November 1505.5,2,3 Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell and Janet Kennedy were divorced before 15 February 1508.5,2,3 Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell married Isabel Livingston, daughter of Sir Robert Livingston, before 15 February 1508.6 Sir James Ramsay, Lord Bothwell died on 9 September 1513 at Battle of Flodden Field.1

Family 1

Janet Kennedy d. a Dec 1543

Family 2

Isabel Livingston
Children

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