- Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland
Infobox British Royalty|majesty|consort
name =Joan Beaufort
title = Queen consort of Scots
caption =James I and Joan Beaufort
2 February 1424- 21 February 1437
spouse = James I
James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn
spouse-type = Spouse
issue = Margaret, Dauphine of France
Isabella, Duchess of Brittany
Eleanor, Archduchess of Austria
Mary, Countess of Buchan
Joan, Countess of Morton
Alexander, Duke of Rothesay
Annabella, Countess of Huntly
John, 1st Earl of Atholl
James, 1st earl of Buchan
Andrew Stuart, Bishop of Moray
royal house =
titles = Lady Joan Stewart
"Her Grace" Queen Joan
"Her Grace" The Queen
Lady Joan Beaufort
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset
date of birth = 1404
place of birth =
date of death =
15 July 1445
place of death =
place of burial = |
Joan Beaufort (c.
1404- 15 July 1445), was Queen Consortof the Kingdom of Scotlandfrom 1424 to 1437, being married to James I of Scotland.
She was a daughter of
John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somersetand Margaret Holland. Her paternal grandparents were John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancasterand his mistress and later third wife Katherine Swynford. Her maternal grandparents were Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kentand Alice Fitzalan. Alice was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundeland Eleanor of Lancaster.
On 2 February 1424 at
Southwark Cathedral, Joan married James I, shortly before he was formally crowned. They were feasted at Winchester Palacethat year by her uncle Henry Cardinal Beaufort. She is said to have been the inspiration of James's famous long poem, " The Kingis Quair". They had eight children, including the future James II, and Margaret of Scotland, wife of Louis XI of France. After James I was assassinated in 1437, she took over the regency for her son.
James I of Scotland
* Margaret Stewart, Princess of Scotland (1424-1445) married
Louis XI of France
Isabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland(1426-1494) married Francis I, Duke of Brittany
Mary of Scotland, Countess of Buchandied 1465 married Wolfart VI van Borsselen
Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton(c. 1428-1486) married James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton
Alexander Stewart, Duke of Rothesay(born and died 1430); Twin of James
James II of Scotland(1430-1460)
* Annabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland married and divorced 1. Louis of Savoy, and then married and divorced 2.
George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly
Eleanor Stewart, Princess of Scotland(1433-1484) married Sigismund, Archduke of Austria.
econd Marriage and Issue
In 1439 Joan married
James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn(~1383 - >1451). They had three children:
John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl(c. 1440- September 12, 1512).
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan(1442-1499), High Chamberlain of Scotland in 1471 and Scottish Ambassador to France in 1473.
* Andrew Stewart,
Bishop of Moray
* pages 461 & 486
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