Wednesday, October 28, 2015

{45} James IV Descents for Susan (née Inge) Moore (1804-1836)

Janet (née Stewart), Lady Fleming (c.1510-1562)
Of James IV of Scotland's five illegitimate daughters, two died in infancy, and the monarch arranged marriages to the heirs of earldoms for two others. But the youngest, Lady Janet Stewart, was only a child of three or so when both her father the king and her stepfather the earl of Bothwell were killed at the Battle of Flodden. Lady Janet's mother was a formidable woman. Agnes, dowager countess of Bothwell, had herself been born illegitimate, the daughter of James Stewart, earl of Buchan, great-uncle of James IV, and his long-time mistress Margaret Murray. Within a year after Flodden, Agnes had re-married Lord Home, who had withdrawn from that battlefield after having fought and won in his own sector, refusing to offer any further assistance as he had already suffered heavy losses in a raid over the border into England the month previous. When Lord Home was executed three years later, after open rebellion against the duke of Albany, Agnes re-married Lord Maxwell, the man who had helped Albany defeat Lord Home, and in return had been granted Home's march wardenships and many of his forfeited lands.

It was no doubt the dowager countess Agnes and her new husband Lord Maxwell who arranged the marriage of her daughter by the late king to the 30-year-old Lord Fleming. He inherited the lordship in November 1524, when his father was assassinated by the Tweedies of Drumelzier, with whom the Flemings had been feuding. Four months later, in March 1525, Lord Fleming received a dispensation to marry Lady Janet, the late king's illegitimate daughter. Lord Maxwell was principal captain of the royal guard, but had fallen out with the earl of Angus, estranged husband of the queen mother. The
Fleming Coat of Arms
young King James V was close not only to Lord Maxwell, but also to his wife the dowager countess Agnes, and to her daughter Lady Janet, his own half-sister. When 16-year-old James V openly took power from Angus in 1528, he appointed his sister's husband Lord Fleming the chamberlain of his household, and her stepfather Lord Maxwell his household carver. James V remained close to his sister Lady Fleming for the rest of his reign, and after his own untimely death, she served as governess to his only child, Mary, Queen of Scots. Lady Fleming was widowed after the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, then took a page from her mother's book and became a mistress to a king - Henri II of France, father-in-law of the Queen of Scots. King Henri was at least ten years the junior of Lady Fleming, so she must have been quite a lady, which her portrait indicates. She bore the king a son, Henri bâtard d'Angoulême (1551-1586), bringing illegitimacy down an additional, third, generation.

Through her maternal grandfather, the 7th Earl of Galloway, Susan Inge, the first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall, descends from all three of James IV's married illegitimate daughters. Her eight lines of descent are as follows.

James IV, by different mistresses, had 3 illegitimate daus A1, E1 & G1 (see below)
A1) Lady Janet Stewart (c.1510-1562) m. Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming (c.1494-1547), and had a son A2 and three daus B2, C2 & D2 (see below)
A2) John, 5th Lord Fleming (c.1540-1572) m. Elizabeth Ross (c.1545-1578), and had
A3) Mary Fleming (b. c.1564) m. Sir James Douglas, 8th Laird of Drumlanrig (d. 1615), and had
A4) William Douglas, 1st Earl of Queensberry (c.1583-1640) m. Lady Isobel Kerr (c.1585-1628, descended from James II), and had
6th Earl of Galloway -
see Generation A8
A5) James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Queensberry (c.1620-1671) m. 2) Lady Margaret Stewart (c.1622-aft.1672, descended from James II), and had
A6) Lady Mary Douglas m. Alexander Stewart, 3rd Earl of Galloway (d. c.1690), and had
A7) James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway (d. 1746) m. Lady Katherine Montgomerie (see B8 below), and had
A8) Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway (c.1694-1773) m. 2) Lady Catherine Cochrane (see D9 below), and had
A9) John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway (1736-1806) m. 2) Anne Dashwood (1742-1830, descended from Edward I), and had
A10) Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart (1771-1855) m. William Phillips Inge of Thorpe Hall (1773-1838, descended from Henry VII), and had
A11) Susan Inge (1804-1836), first wife of George Moore of Appleby Hall

B2) Agnes Fleming (c.1537-1597) m. William, 6th Lord Livingston (d. 1592, descended from James I), and had
B3) Alexander Livingstone, 1st Earl of Linlithgow (c.1555-1621) m. Lady Eleanor Hay (c.1566-1627, descended from James II), and had
B4) Lady Anna Livingstone (d. 1632) m. Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (see E4 below), and had
9th Earl of Eglinton -
see Generation B7
B5) Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613-1669) m. 2) Lady Mary Leslie (b. c.1616, descended from James II), and had
B6) Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (1638-1701) m. Lady Elizabeth Crichton (see C6 below), and had
B7) Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (c.1660-1729) m. 1) Lady Margaret Cochrane (descended from James I), and had
B8) Lady Katherine Montgomerie (c.1677-1757) m. James Stewart, 5th Earl of Galloway (see A7 above)

C2) Elizabeth Fleming (b. c.1527) m. William, 5th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (d. 1550), and had
C3) William Crichton of Sanquhar (c.1550-by 1590) m. Katherine Carmichael, and had
C4) William Crichton, 1st Earl of Dumfries (d. 1643) m. 1) Euphemia Seton, and had
C5) William Crichton, 2nd Earl of Dumfries (d. 1691) m. Penelope Swift, and had
C6) Lady Elizabeth Crichton (c.1640-1675) m. Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (see B6 above)

D2) Margaret Fleming (c.1529-by1587) m. 3) John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl (d. 1579, descended from Edward III), and had
1st Marquess of Atholl -
see Generation D6
D3) John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl (1563-1595) m. Lady Mary Ruthven (b. c.1562, descended from Edward III), and had
D4) Lady Dorothy Stewart (d. by 1628) m. William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (c.1574-1627, descended from Edward III), and had
D5) John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl (c.1610-1642) m. Jean Campbell (descended from Edward III), and had
D6) John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl (1631-1703) m. Lady Amelia Ann Sophia Stanley (1633-1703, descended from Henry VII), and had
D7) Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore (1661-1710) m. Katherine Watts (1666-1711, descended from Edward III), and had
D8) Lady Anne Murray (1687-1710) m. John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald (see F8 below), and had
D9) Lady Catherine Cochrane (1709-1786) m. Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway (see A8 above)

E1) Lady Margaret Stewart (1496-aft.1562) m. twice, and had a dau E2 and a son F2 (see below)
E2) Agnes Drummond, by 2nd husband (d. 1589) m. 2) Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (c.1531-1585, descended from James I), and had
E3) Lady Margaret Montgomerie (d. 1624) m. Robert Seton, 1st Earl of Winton (c.1552-1603, descended from James I), and had
E4) Alexander Seton [later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588-1661) m. Lady Anna Livingstone (see B4 above)

F2) George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, by 1st husband (1513-1562) m. Lady Elizabeth Keith (b. c.1515, descended from James I), and had
1st Marquess of Huntly -
see Generation F4
F3) George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (c.1534-1576) m. Lady Anne Hamilton (see G3 below), and had
F4) George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly (1562-1636) m. Lady Henrietta Stuart (c.1573-1642, descended from James II), and had
F5) Lady Mary Gordon (1610-1674) m. William, 1st Marquess of Douglas (1589-1660, descended from James I), and had
F6) William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton (1634-1694) m. Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (see H6 below), and had
F7) Lady Susanna Hamilton (1667-1737) m. 1) John Cochrane, 2nd Earl of Dundonald (c.1660-1690, descended from James I), and had
F8) John Cochrane, 4th Earl of Dundonald (1687-1720) m. Lady Anne Murray (see D8 above)

G1) Lady Katherine Stewart (c.1494-aft.1554) m. James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton (d. 1550, descended from James I), and had
3rd Duchess of Hamilton -
see Generation H6
G2) Lady Margaret Douglas (c.1516-aft.1579) m. James Hamilton, Duke of Châtelherault (c.1519-1575, descended from James II), and had a dau G3 & a son H3 (see below)
G3) Lady Anne Hamilton (b. c.1542) m. George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly (see F3 above)

H3) John, 1st Marquess of Hamilton (c.1540-1604) m. Margaret Lyon (c.1545-1625, descended from James I), and had
H4) James, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton (1589-1625) m. Lady Anne Cunningham (d. 1647, descended from James II), and had
H5) James, 1st Duke of Hamilton (1606-1649) m. Lady Mary Feilding (c.1613-1638, descended from Edward III), and had
H6) Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (1632-1716) m. William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton (see F6 above)

My next post will cover Susan (Inge) Moore's descent from Henry IV.

Cheers,                                            -------Brad

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