House of Stuart of Darnley

House of Stewart/Stuart of Darnley

incorporating the House of Bligh

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Dukes of Lennox and Richmond KG

Seigneur d'Aubigny, in the Nobility of France (1424)

  • John Stewart, 1st Lord of Aubigny, Count of Évreux (k.1429)
  • John Stewart, 2nd Lord of Aubigny (d.1482) younger son of John Stewart of Darnley. His elder brother was John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, 1st Lord Darnley (d. 1495)
  • Bernard Stewart, 3rd Lord of Aubigny (d.1508)
  • Robert Stewart, 4th Lord of Aubigny (d. 1543) fourth son of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox. Marshal of France.
  • John Stewart, 5th Lord of Aubigny (d. 1567)
  • Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox, 6th Lord of Aubigny (d.1583), younger brother of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox.
  • Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox, 7th Lord of Aubigny (d. 1624)
  • Henry Stewart, 8th Seigneur d'Aubigny (d. 1632) second son of Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox
  • George Stewart, 9th Seigneur d'Aubigny (k.1642) third son of Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox
  • Ludovic Stewart, 10th Seigneur d'Aubigny (d. 1665) fourth son of Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox
  • Charles Stewart, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 11th Lord of Aubigny (d.1672)

Lord Darnley, in the Peerage of Scotland (1460)

Earls of Lennox, Second Creation, in the Peerage of Scotland (1488-1571)

Duke of Albany, in the Peerage of Scotland (1565-1567) 

  • John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, 1st Lord Darnley (d. 1495) a direct descendant of Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland. Son of Sir John Stuart of Darnley,1st Lord of Aubigny by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lennox, 3rd daughter of Duncan Lennox, 8th Earl of Lennox of the first creation.
  • Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox (1488–1513)
  • John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Lennox (d. 1526)
  • Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516–1571) married Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, and Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland.
  • Henry Stewart or Stuart, 1st Duke of Albany (1545 – 1567) styled Lord Darnley before 1565, King Consort of Scotland from 1565, married Mary, Queen of Scots and father of James VI of Scotland.
  • The titles merged with the crown.

 Earls of Lennox, Third Creation, in the Peerage of Scotland (1571)

  • Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox (1555–1576) second son of the 4th Earl of the second creation.
  • Lady Arbella Stuart, 2nd Countess of Lennox (1575–1615) the title was accepted in England but not Scotland.

Earl of Lennox, Fourth Creation, in the Peerage of Scotland (1578-1580)

  • Robert Stewart, 6th Earl of Lennox then 1st Earl of March and Lord of Dunbar (1515–1586) second son of the 3rd Earl of the second creation.

Earls of Lennox, Fifth Creation, in the Peerage of Scotland (1580-1672)

Dukes of Lennox, in the Peerage of Scotland (1581-1672)

Earl of Richmond, in the Peerage of England (1613-1623)

Duke of Richmond, First Creation, in the Peerage of England (1623-1623)

Earls of March, in the Peerage of England (1619-1672)

Dukes of Richmond, Second Creation, in the Peerage of England (1641-1672)

Earl of Lichfield, in the Peerage of England (1645-1672)

Barons Clifton, in the Peerage of England (1608, 1637 -1660, 1668-1672)

  • Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox, Earl of Darnley, Lord Aubigny, Dalkeith, Torboltoun and Aberdour, , 1st Earl of Lennox and Lord Darnley, Aubigny and Dalkeith, 6th Lord of Aubigny (1542–1583) grandson of the 3rd Earl of the second creation through his third son John.
  • Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Earl of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1st Earl of Richmond and Baron Settrington KG (1574–1623) eldest son of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox.
  • Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox and 1st Earl of March and Baron Stuart of Leighton Bromswold, 7th Lord of Aubigny KG (1579–1624) married Katherine Clifton, 2nd Baroness Clifton. Second son of Esmé Stewart, 1st Duke of Lennox.
  • James Stewart, 4th Duke of Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, 2nd Earl of March, 3rd Baron Clifton KG (1612–1655) Nephew of Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond.
  • Esmé Stewart, 5th Duke of Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, 3rd Earl of March, 4th Baron Clifton (1649–1660) Son of James Stewart, 4th Duke of Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond.
  • Charles Stewart, 6th Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, 4th Earl of March, 1st Earl of Lichfield and Baron Stuart of Newbury, 6th Baron Clifton, 11th Lord of Aubigny KG (1639–1672) son of George Stewart, 9th Seigneur d'Aubigny.

Lord Pittenweem, in the Peerage of Scotland (1609–1625)

  • Frederick Stewart, 1st Lord Pittenweem (c.1590–1625)

Barons Clifton of Leighton Bromswold, in the Peerage of England (1608)

Barons Clifton of Rathmore, in the Peerage of Ireland (1721)

Viscounts Darnley, in the Peerage of Ireland (1723)

Earls of Darnley, in the Peerage of Ireland (1725) 

  • Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton (d. 1618)
  • Katherine Clifton, 2nd Baroness Clifton (c. 1592–1637) married Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox and 1st Earl of March and Baron Stuart of Leighton Bromswold KG (1579–1624).
  • James Stewart, 4th Duke of Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, 3rd Baron Clifton KG (1612–1655)
  • Esmé Stewart, 5th Duke of Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, 4th Baron Clifton (1649–1660)
  • Mary Butler nee Stuart, 5th Baroness Clifton (1651–1668) married Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (1639–1686).
  • Charles Stewart, 6th Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond,1st Earl of Lichfield and Baron Stuart of Newbury, 6th Baron Clifton, 11th Lord of Aubigny KG (1639–1672)
  • Katherine O'Brien nee Stuart, 7th Baroness Clifton (c. 1640–1702) sister of Charles Stewart, 6th Duke of Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond. She married Henry O'Brien, Lord Ibracken, eldest son of Henry O'Brien, 7th Earl of Thomond.
  • Katherine Hyde, 8th Baroness Clifton (1663–1706) daughter of 7th Baroness Clifton. She married Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury later 3rd Earl of Clarendon (1661 – 1723).
  • Edward Hyde, 9th Baron Clifton (1691–1713) later styled Viscount Cornbury, predeceased his father and never succeeded as Earl of Clarendon.
  • Theodosia Bligh nee Hyde, 10th Baroness Clifton (1695–1722) sister of 9th Baron Clifton. She married John Bligh, 1st Earl of Darnley, 1st Viscount Darnley, and 1st Baron Clifton of Rathmore (1687–1728).
  • Edward Bligh, 2nd Earl of Darnley, 11th Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold and 2nd Baron Clifton of Rathmore (1715–1747)
  • John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley (1719–1781)
  • John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767–1831)
  • Edward Bligh, 5th Earl of Darnley (1795–1835)
  • John Stuart Bligh, 6th Earl of Darnley (1827–1896)
  • Edward Henry Stuart Bligh, 7th Earl of Darnley (1851–1900)
  • Elizabeth Adeline Mary Bligh, 17th Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (1900-1937)
  • Esme Ivo Bligh, 9th Earl of Darnley (1886–1955)
  • Peter Stuart Bligh, 10th Earl of Darnley (1915–1980)
  • Adam Ivo Stuart Bligh, 11th Earl of Darnley, 20th Baron Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (b. 1941)