James Stewart, Duke of Ross

James Stewart, Duke of Ross

James Stewart, Duke of Ross (March 1476 - January 1504) was the son of King James III of Scotland and Margaret of Denmark. He was made Marquess of Ormonde at his baptism, Earl of Ross in 1481, and Duke of Ross in 1488.

Stewart became Archbishop of St. Andrews in 1497 and Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1502.

Stewart had two brothers, King James IV of Scotland and John Stewart, Earl of Mar. It may seem surprising that there were two brothers both called James. It has been suggested that at the time the younger was born the older was seriously ill and seemed unlikely to survive, but it is unclear whether there is any evidence for this hypothesis. In late mediaeval Scotland it was not uncommon to have two brothers with the same Christian name, or occasionally even three. (Source: Black "The Surnames of Scotland")


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