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Margaret Stewart, Countess of Angus and Mar
(died 1417) was Countess of Angus and Lady Abernethy
The Lord of Abernethy was from the 12th century to the 14th century the hereditary holder of the church and lands of the Scottish monastery at Abernethy. It gradually evolved alongside the title Abbot of Abernethy, displacing that term in extant sources by the end of the 13th century...
in her own right. Her father was Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus
Thomas Stewart, 2nd Earl of Angus was a medieval Scottish nobleman.He was the son of John Stewart of Bonkyll and Margaret de Abernethy. Stewart was an infant when his father died and inherited his estates and titles in Berwickshire, Abernethy and Angus.In 1353 he married Margaret Sinclair, a...
She was the widow of Thomas, Earl of Mar
Thomas of Mar was a 14th century Mormaer of Mar . He was a son of Domhnall II of Mar.Thomas became Earl of Mar whilst still a child living in the Kingdom of England, and it took several years for Thomas to return to the Kingdom of Scotland and take charge of his inheritance...
. By an illicit affair with William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas
William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas was a Scottish magnate.-Early Life:William Douglas was the son of Sir Archibald Douglas and Beatrice Lindsay, and nephew of "Sir James the Good", Robert the Bruce's trusted deputy...
, husband of the Earl of Mar's sister, she became the mother of George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus
George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus was born at Tantallon Castle, East Lothian, Scotland. The bastard son of William, 1st Earl of Douglas and Margaret Stewart, Dowager Countess of Mar & Countess of Angus and Lady Abernethy in her own right....
(c. 1380-1403), and secured a charter of her estates for her son, to whom in 1389 the title was granted by King Robert II.
- Balfour Paul, Sir James
Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO was the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the officer responsible for heraldry in Scotland, from 1890 until the end of 1926....
, Scots Peerage IX vols, Edinburgh 1904. http://www.archive.org/details/scotspeeragefoun01pauluoft
- Fraser, Sir William
Sir William Fraser, KCB, was a solicitor and notable expert in ancient Scottish history, palaeography, and genealogy....
, The Douglas Book IV vols. Edinburgh 1885. http://www.archive.org/details/douglasbook02fras
- The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 http://www.rps.ac.uk/, K.M. Brown et al eds (St Andrews, 2007-2011).