Joan BEAUFORT, Queen of Scotland

Female 1402 - 1445  (42 years)


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  • Name Joan BEAUFORT 
    Suffix Queen of Scotland 
    Born 27 Dec 1402  Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened Abt 1423  Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    TitleOfNobility Lady  [1
    TitleOfNobility Queen of Scotland  [1
    _FSFTID LZLX-F1Q 
    Died 15 Jul 1445  Dunbar Castle, Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3996  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 7 May 2017 

    Father John DE BEAUFORT, 1st Earl of Somerset,   b. Abt 1373,   d. 16 Mar 1410, St. Katherine by the Tower Hospital, London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Margaret DE HOLAND,   b. Abt 1372, Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1439, St. Saviour Abbey, Bermondsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1397  of Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James STEWART, I, King of Scotland,   b. 25 Jul 1394, Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1437, Blackfriars, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1424  Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Isabella Elizabeth STEWART,   b. Abt 1426, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1494, Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Mary STEWART, 1st Countess of Buchan,   b. Abt 1428, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1464, Sandenburgh, Vere, Zuland, Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     3. Joan STEWART, Princess of Scotland, Countess of Morton,   b. 1 Nov 1428, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1493, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Margaret STEWART, Princess of Scotland,   b. 25 Dec 1424, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1445, Châlons, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Alexander STEWART, Duke of Rothesay,   b. 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. James STEWART, II, King of Scots,   b. 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh Castle, Roxburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     7. Lady Anabella STEWART, Princess of Scotland,   b. Abt 1432, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1506, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     8. Eleanor STEWART, Archduchess of Austria,   b. 26 Oct 1434, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1480, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2017 19:32:00 
    Family ID F1806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Joan Beaufort (c. 1404 \endash  15 July 1445) was the Queen Consort of Scotland from 1424 to 1437 as the spouse of King James I of Scotland. During part of the minority of her son James II (from 1437 to 1439), she served as the Regent of Scotland.

      She was a daughter of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, and Margaret Holland, and a half-niece of King Henry IV of England. James I of Scotland met Joan during his time as a prisoner in England and knew her from at least 1420. She is said to have been the inspiration for James's famous long poem, :The Kingis Quair," written during his captivity after he saw her from his window in the garden. However, the marriage was at least partially political as their marriage was part of the agreement for his release from captivity, and from an English perspective an alliance with the Beaufort's was meant to establish his country's alliance with the English, rather than the French. Negotiations resulted in Joan's dowry of 10,000 merks being subtracted from his substantial ransom.

      Issue with James I of Scotland[edit]
      Margaret Stewart, Princess of Scotland (1424\endash 1445) married Prince Louis, Dauphin of Viennois (later King Louis XI of France)
      Isabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland (1426\endash 1494) married Francis I, Duke of Brittany
      Mary Stewart, Countess of Buchan (died 1465) married Wolfart VI van Borsselen
      Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton (c. 1428\endash 1486) married James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton
      Alexander Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (born and died 1430); Twin of James
      James II of Scotland (1430\endash 1460)

      Annabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland married and divorced 1. Louis of Savoy, and then married and divorced 2. George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly

      Eleanor Stewart, Princess of Scotland (1433\endash 1484) married Sigismund, Archduke of Austria.

      Issue with James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorne[edit]

      Adapted from:
      John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (c. 1440 \endash  1512)
      James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan (1442 \endash  1499)
      Andrew Stewart, Bishop of Moray (c. 1443 \endash  1501)

           ---  on FamilySearch  3 May 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 3 May 2017), entry for Joan Beaufort, person ID LZLX-F1Q. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 3 May 2017), entry for John de Beaufort, person ID 99K2-L23. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 3 May 2017), entry for James Stewart, person ID LZGF-24S. (Reliability: 3).