Stewart, Esme 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox 1a

Birth Name Stewart, Esme 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox 1b 1c 1d 2a 3a 4a
Also Known As Edmé Stuart 5a
Gender male
Age at Death 41 years, 4 months, 25 days

Narrative

Created Earl of Lennox 5 March 1579-80, and the highest honours and emoluments were heaped upon him. He was created, 5 August 1581, Duke of Lennox, Earl of Darnley, Lord d'Aubigny, Tarboltoun and Dalkeith, and a charter was granted in his favour, 5 June 1581, of the lordship and regality of Dalkeith, Aberdour, etc. He also received, 13 December 1581, a charter of the earldom of Lennox, erected into the Dukedom of Lennox, to be held by Esme, Duke of Lennox, and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing, to return to the King.

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1542     2b
Death 26 May 1583     1a 1e 2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Stewart, John seigneur d'Aubigny151931 May 1567
Mother de Queulle, Anneabout 1520
         Stewart, Esme 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox 1542 26 May 1583

Families

Family of Stewart, Esme 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox and de Balsac, Katherine

Married Wife de Balsac, Katherine ( * about 1550 + about 1631 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1572     1a 1f 2d 3b
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Stewart, Henrietta15732 September 1642

Pedigree

  1. Stewart, John seigneur d'Aubigny
    1. de Queulle, Anne
      1. Stewart, Esme 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox
        1. de Balsac, Katherine
          1. Stewart, Henrietta

Source References

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  2. Watney, Vernon James: The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry
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      • Source text:

        "Esme Stewart, 8th Earl of Lennox, 1st Duke of Lennox, 6th Seigneur d'Aubigny"
        vol. 3 p. 662:
        "Esme Stewart, 6th Seigneur d'Aubigny, Duke of Lennox, Earl of Darnley, Lord Dalkeith, Lord Torbolton, Lord Aberdour; b. circa 1542; d. 26 May 1583."

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  3. Burke, Sir John Bernard: A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire
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      • Source text:

        "Esme, Lord of Aubigny, who in 1579, was created Duke of Lennox, by King James VI."

      • Page: p. 513
  4. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.,
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