Murdock Stuart, Governor of Scotland, son of Robert Stuart, Duke of Albany and Margaret Murdock Graham, Countess of Mentieth.
Born ± 1363 at Scotland, died May 25, 1425 at Beheaded at Stirling Castle, Scotland by King James I, approximately 62 years, buried at Church of the Black Friars, Stirling, Scotland
When Robert Stewart Duke of Albany died at the age of about eighty-one, his son Murdock Stewart succeeded him as Governor of Scotland. His attempt at governing foundered after four years of futile misrule. In 1424 King James I, his cousin, returned to Scotland after eighteen years of imprisonment in England. Since James I's kingship had been at risk while imprisoned in England, he did not intend for it to be threatened upon his return to Scotland. In 1425 he ordered Murdock & his two sons beheaded at Sterling.
Married /91 to:
Isabel Stuart, Countess of Lennox, daughter of Duncan Stuart, 8th Earl of Lennox and Helen Campbell.
Born ± 1375 at Lennox, Stirlingshire, Scotland, died 1457, approximately 82 years
1. Sir Walter Stuart
Born ± 1392, died May 24, 1425 at Beheaded at Stirling Castle, Scotland by King James I, approximately 33 years
2. Sir Alexander Stuart
Born ± 1394
3. James Mohr Stuart
Born ± 1396, died ± 1451 at Ireland, approximately 55 years
James reacted to his father's execution by leading an attack on Dumbarton, burning it and killing the governor of the castle, John Stewart. He fled to Ireland where he later died. He was ancestor to the Stewarts of Ardvorlich. James and Lady MacDonald were not married.
4. Isabella Stuart
Born ± 1400
5. Robert Stuart
Born Jul 1421