Walter STEWART, Earl of Atholl ,Earl of Caithness,Lord of Brechin

Male - 1437


Personal Information

  • Name Walter STEWART 
    Suffix Earl of Atholl ,Earl of Caithness,Lord of Brechin 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1437  Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He resigned Caithness to his son Alan in 1428, but regained it on Alan's death without issue in 1431.

      Walter was the chief organiser of the conspiracy to which James I fell a victim, and for which he suffered death and attainder 26 March 1437..
    • (Research):Walter was reportedly tortured over a period of three days. On the first, he was put in a cart with a crane, hoisted up, dropped, and jerked violently to a stop to stretch his joints. He was then placed in a pillory and crowned with a red-hot iron crown bearing the inscription "King of all Traitors". On the second day, he was bound to a hurdle and dragged along the main street of Edinburgh.

      On the third, he was disembowelled whilst alive, his entrails burnt before his face, and his heart was torn out and burnt. Finally, his corpse was beheaded and quartered, and the quarters displayed around the realm.
    Person ID I4002  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2020 

    Father Robert STEWART, ,Earl of Strathern,Robert II,King of Scotland,   b. 2 Mar 1316, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1390, Dundonald Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Euphemia DE ROSS, ,of Ross,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1355 
    • The dispensation for the marriage was signed in 1355,in the third year of Pope Innocent VI.
    Family ID F1255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret DE BARCLAY, of Brechin,   d. 1403 
    Married 1378 
    Children 
     1. David STEWART, (James)Earl of Atholl,   d. 1437
     2. Alan STEWART, Earl of Caithness,   d. 1431, The Battle of Inverlochy Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth GRAHAM,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Aug 1404 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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