Lord Darnley

Lord Darnley is a title associated with a Scottish Lordship of Parliament first created in 1356 for the family of Stewart of Darnley and tracing a descent to the Dukedom of Richmond in England. Outside the Peerage of Scotland, another Earldom of Darnley was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1729.

The first baron was Sir John Stewart of Darnley. His descendant John Stewart, was created 1st Earl of Lennox in 1488. The 4th Earl Matthew Stewart (1516–1571) was the father of Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany (1545–1567), the Lord Darnley who became the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots and thus father of James VI of Scotland (1566–1625).

With the elevation of the Earldom of Lennox to a dukedom in 1581 the barony of Darnley retained its link with Lennox and in 1612 the Dukedom of Richmond was added to the title and remained so after its extinction and revival in 1675. The subsidiary Earldom of Darnley was revived at the same time.

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... King James I of England, son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley ... Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, son of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, and Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Margaret Tudor ... son of Sir John Stewart, 1st Senior of Aubigny, Lord of Darnley and Elizabeth of Lennox ...
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... 'much good sport and pastimes.' John Stewart was created 1st Lord Darnley that same year and was also made the Commendator of Coldingham ... He was one of the confederation of lords who had conspired at the assassination of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley and was present at Kirk o'Field the night of ... In 1581, upon being forewarned of his impending arrest for his conplicity in Lord Darnley's murder, he fled from Jean's tower-house at Morsham to England ...
List Of Lordships Of Parliament - Lordships of Parliament, 1233–1707 - 1501–1600
... Title Date of Creation Surname Current Status Notes Lord Elphinstone 1510 Elphinstone extant Lord Ochiltree 1543 Stewart extinct 1675 Lord Abernethy and ...
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... Ancestors of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox Margaret Montgomerie John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox James ...

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