Birth Dateabt 1476
Birth PlaceDoune Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death Date19 Dec 1537
Death PlaceMoray, Morayshire, Scotland
Burial Date1537
Burial PlaceScone, Perthshire, Scotland
ChildrenMargaret , F (~1524-~1549)
Notes for Alexander (Spouse 1)
(1) He married, first, Catherine Sinclair, eldest daughter of William, Earl of Orkney and Caithness, but this marriage was dissolved by decree of John Otterburn, official of Lothian, on the ground of propinquity, on 2 March 1477-78, which decree was ratified by Act of Parliament 15 November 1516.

They had issue, three sons, to whom John Craw was tutor, and for behoof of whom certain payments were made, and
one daughter:

1. Alexander, who was with his own consent declared to be illegitimate …
2. Andrew, mentioned frequently in the Treasurer’s Accounts. …
3. _____, a son, whose name does not occur …, and who may have died early …
4. Margaret was, according to the latest theory, the named of the Duke of Albany’s daughter … others call her Catherine …

(2) He married, secondly, in France, 19 January 1479-80, Anne de la Tour, third daughter of Bertrand, comte d’Auvergne and d’Bouillon. She survived him, and married 15 February 1487, Louis, compte de la chambre, was mother of Phillippe de la Chambre, a cardinal, and dying, 15 October 1512, was buried in the Carmelite monastery de la Rochette in Savoy.

Alexander, Duke of Albany, left by his second wife,

an only son:

IV. John, Duke of Albany, …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 151-54

Alexander, who was, with his own consent, declared to be illegitimate by the Act of Parliament 13 November 1516.

He became a churchman, and is styled Dean of Dunbar, 15 November 1504. He was Prior of Whithorn, Abbot of Inchaffray in 1516, afterwards of Scone, finally Bishop of Moray in 1527, and

dying in 1537, was buried at Scone.

He had issue, apparently, two sons,

both name Alexander, one of whom was legitimated 30 april 1550.

He had also a daughter,

Margaret, married, first to Patrick Graham of Inchbrakie, who died in 1536, with issue, secondly to Colin Campbell of Glenurchy.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 151-54

Alexander Stewart (1477 - 19 December 1537) was a Scottish prelate; also known as Alexander Stewart of Pitcairn.

He was the son of Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany, and his first wife Catherine Sinclair, daughter of William Sinclair, Earl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness. The marriage of his parents was dissolved in 1478 and his father remarried, but it was not until 1516 that an act of parliament made the marriage unlawful and ensured that Alexander jr would be regarded as legally illegitimate and unable to inherit his father's title.

His high birth, however, enabled a successful career in the church. He held Inchaffray Abbey from 1514 and Scone Abbey from 1518 in commendam. Between 1516 and 1518 he held a right to the commend of Whithorn Priory, a right he gave up to the papally-backed Silvio Passarini. He held the Collegiate Church of Dunbar from 1504 until at least 1510, and almost certainly beyond. He was Dean of Brechin from at least 1523, and perhaps as early as 1512.

He was given crown nomination to the bishopric of Moray and then papal provision on 13 September 1529, after the failure of the candidature of Alexander Douglas I. He was probably not consecrated until 1532. He was allowed to retain control of his monastic commends.

He died on 19 December 1537.

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