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Robert (Stewart) Stewart First Duke of Albany (1340 - 1420)

Robert Stewart First Duke of Albany formerly Stewart aka Earl of Menteith, Fife, Athol and Buchan
Born in Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married after 9 Sep 1361 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 80 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Mar 2011
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Declaration of Arbroath
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Preceded by
New Creation
Duke of Albany
Succeeded by
Murdoch Stewart
Preceded by
John Dunbar
Earl of Fife
Succeeded by
Murdoch Stewart



Robert (Stewart) Stewart First Duke of Albany is a member of Clan Stewart.
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Robert Stewart is the son of Robert II, King of Scots and Elizabeth Mure. He was probably born about 1339/40 and died, at age eighty, on September 3, 1420 at Stirling Castle. He is buried at Dunfermline Abbey, located in Fife, Scotland.

Robert was created Earl of Menteith in 1361 and Earl of Fife in 1371. He served as Governor of Scotland from 1388 until his death in 1420. Finally, he was created Duke of Albany on April 28, 1398, Earl of Atholl September 2, 1403 and Earl of Buchan in 1406.

He married, as her fourth husband, Margaret Graham, Countess of Monteith (Papal dispensation September 9, 1361) and they had seven children. Margaret died after July 21, 1372 and before May 4, 1380.

He next married Muriella Keith, daughter of William Keith and Margaret Fraser , Papal dispensation May 4, 1380. They had four children. Muriella was dead before June 1, 1449.

While he never held the title of king he did hold equivalent power as governor.

He is not to be confused with Robert Stewart of Innermeath (b. abt 1310, d. 1388).

Children of Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany

Children of Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany and Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith:

Beatrice Stewart d. c 1424
Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany b. 1362, d. 24 May 1425
Janet Stewart b. 1370
Mary Stewart b. 1372
Joan Stewart b. 1372
Margaret Stewart b. 1380
Isabella Stewart b. 1380
Lady Marjorie Stewart b. 1390, d. b Aug 1432

Children of Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany and Muriel Keith:

John Stewart, Earl of Buchan b. c 1380, d. 17 Aug 1424
Elizabeth Stewart b. 1398
Andrew Stewart b. 1382, d. c 1413
Robert Stewart b. 1385, d. a 1431

Additional Notes

He held the office of Great Chamberlain [Scotland] between 1383 and 1407. In 1385 he made a successful raid into England. In 1388 he made another successful raid into England. He held the office of Guardian of the Realm [Scotland] between 1 December 1388 and 27 January 1399. He held the office of Regent [Scotland] in June 1406. In 1417 he again invaded England, but without success this time.

Other Titles

Preceded by
Alexander Stewart
Earl of Buchan
Succeeded by
John Stewart
Preceded by
New Creation
Earl of Atholl 6th creation, (1403)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Margaret, Countess of Monteith
Earl of Monteith
Succeeded by
Murdoch Stewart


See also:

Sir James Balfour Paul, Editor, 1908, The Scots Peerage, founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Published by David Douglas, Edinburgh, Scotland, Vol. I p. 146-49., Stewart, Duke of Albany', Accessed February 13, 2015.

Cawley, Charles. "DUKES of ALBANY (STEWART), (Robert Stewart)." Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Medieval Lands, A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Accessed February 13, 2015.

Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 215.

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., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 77.


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Per the Bio (and sources), Marjory is attached to the wrong mother. Would someone please fix that? Her mother should be Margaret Graham (Graham-632).
posted by William Catambay
Descendant of King Robert I. King Robert I, known as the Bruce, was King of Scots from 1306 to 1329.
Burial: Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Dates Correct on this one[1]
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
is Robert Stewart Earl of Fife, 1st Duke of Albany and Regent of Scotland the correct name?
posted by Ross Mutton