John Stewart, Earl of Mar (died 1503)

John Stewart, Earl of Mar (December 1479 – 11 March 1503) was the youngest son of James III of Scotland and Margaret of Denmark.


He was born at Dunfermline Palace in Fife as the youngest son of the King. He was created Earl of Mar on 2 March 1486, at the age of eight. Not much is known of his life and he died in Scotland on 11 March 1503.[citation needed] As he died unmarried, the earldom became extinct and James IV awarded many of the Mar lands to Lord Elphinstone.[1]


Stewart had two brothers, King James IV and James Stewart, Duke of Ross. He died unmarried.



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  1. ^ Round, John Horace (1911). "Mar, Earldom of" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 665–666.