Birth Dateabt 1329
Birth PlaceAbernethy, Perthshire, Scotland
Death Date1361
Death PlaceDumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Death MemoDied in prison of the Plague
FatherEarl John STEWART 1st Of Angus , M (~1300-1331)
ChildrenWilliam , M (~1350-)
Notes for Thomas (Spouse 1)
John Stewart, Earl of Angus, married, in terms of a papal dispensation of date 24 October 1328, Margaret, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Alexander Abernethy, by which marriage the lordship of Abernethy in Perthshire and other lands passed into possession of the Earls of Angus.

By her, the Earl had one son,

Thomas, who succeeded.

Margaret Abernethy, Countess of Angus lived until about 1370, surviving her son as well as her husband.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 169-70.

II. Thomas Stewart, second Earl of Angus, was only an infant at his father’s death,
and does not appear on record until 1353 in the dispensation for his marriage, the petition for which was seconded by John, King of France, in terms which suggest that the Earl’s youth was probably spent at the French Court.

He was at the siege of Berwick in 1355, and in the following year was a member of the embassy to London, which negotiated for the release of King David II. He acted for some time as chamberlain of Scotland, but for alleged complicity in the murder of Catharine Mortimer, mistress of King David II, he was imprisoned in Dumbarton, and there fell a victim to the plague in the year 1361.

In terms of the dispensation already referred to, Thomas, Earl of Angus, married Margaret, daughter of Sir William Sinclair of Roslin, who survived him, and married secondly, Sir William [sic - John] Sinclair of Herdmanston, to whom she bore several children.

By Margaret Sinclair, the Earl had two daughters, co-heiresses:

1. Margaret
2. Elizabeth,
who married Sir Alexander Hamilton, son of John Fits Walter or Hamilton …

Thomas, second Earl of Angus, also had a son, evidently a natural son, who was styled William Stewart of Angus, and is described by his sister, Margaret, as her brother.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 170-1.
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