King Robert II

Born March 2, 1316, he was a grandson of Robert the Bruce - his mother being the king's daughter, Marjorie; his father was Walter the 6th High Steward of Scotland and, having taken this for a surname, Robert was the first of the line of Stewart or Stuart kings, who much later (in 1603) became also kings of England.

King Robert II When only two years old, Parliament chose him as Bruce's successor, but the birth of a son to Bruce in 1324 changed the position. This son, David II, became king in 1329, and from then until 1371 Robert was one of the chief men of his kingdom. Several times he was made regent (when David was in France and when he was imprisoned by the English from 1346-57).

Robert fought at the Battle of Halidon in 1333 and was a leader at the battle of Neville's Cross when David was captured. He married Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. They had a number of children (including King Robert III ) but their legitamacy was questioned by some because Robert and Elizabeth were too close blood relations. A Papal dispensation on this was obtained in 1347, but this did not convince everyone. Robert fathered 21 children in total, including four children from a second marriage to Euphemia Ross.

Later Robert rebelled against David and was imprisoned. The dissension was healed, and when David died childless in 1371, Robert, then 55, succeeded him. He reigned for 19 years, most of which were troubled by wars in which he could take little part. Most of the time, he allowed his eldest son, the Earl of Carrick, later Robert III, to act in his stead. When Robert III became infirm due to a riding accident in 1388, the Earl of Fife took over the reins of power.

King Robert II died April 13, 1390, in Dundonald Castle and was succeeded by his son, Robert III.



Father: Walter (6th High Steward of Scotland) Stewart b: 1293 in Dundonald, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland
Mother: Marjorie (Princes) Bruce b: ABT. 1297

Marriage 1 Euphemia (Countess of Moray) de Ross b: ABT. 1320

  1. Has Children David (11th Earl of Strathearn) Stewart b: ABT. 1356
  2. Has Children Walter (Earl of Atholl) Stewart b: ABT. 1360
  3. Has No Children Margaret (Princess of Scotland) Stewart
  4. Has Children Elizabeth or Catherine (Princess) Stewart
  5. Has Children Egidia (Princess) Stewart b: ABT. 1368 in of Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland. She married Alexander Stewart, son of Murdoch (2nd Duke of Albany) Stewart and Isabel (Elizabeth) Countess of Lennox. He died 25 MAY 1425 in Castle Hill, Stirling, executed. She married William (Sir) (Lord of Nithsdale) Douglas 1387, son of Archibald the Grim (3rd Earl of Douglas) Douglas and Joan\Johana (of Strathearn) Moray. He was born ABT. 1364, and died 1420.
  6. Has No Children Isabel (Princess) Stewart. She married James (2nd Earl of Douglas) Douglas, son of William (1st Earl of Douglas) Douglas and Margaret (Countess of Mar) Mar. He was born ABT. 1358, and died 14 AUG 1388 in Otterburn.


Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
  • Marriage Beginning Status: Friends
  1. Has Children John (Sir?) (Sheriff of Bute) Stewart
  2. Has No Children John (Lord Burley) Stewart
  3. Has No Children John (Sir) (of Cairdney) Stewart
  4. Has No Children Alexander (Canon of Glasgow) Stewart
  5. Has No Children Alexander (of Inverlunan) Stewart
  6. Has No Children Thomas (Archdeacon of St Andrews) Stewart
  7. Has No Children James (of Kinfauns) Stewart
  8. Has No Children Walter Stewart

Marriage 3 Moira Leitch
  1. Has No Children John (Sir) (of Dundonald) Scotland

Marriage 4 Elizabeth (of Rowallan) Mure
  • Married: 1336 in Married again November 22 1347 or 1349
  1. Has Children Margaret (Princess) Stewart
  2. Has Children Robert III (John) Stewart King of Scotland b: 1337 in Dundonald, Ayrshire
  3. Has No Children Walter (Earl of Fife) Stewart b: ABT. 1338
  4. Has Children Robert (Earl of Fife & Duke of Albany) Stewart b: ABT. 1339
  5. Has Children Alexander The Wolf (1st Earl of Buchan) Stewart b: ABT. 1343
  6. Has Children Marjory (Princess of Scotland) Stuart b: ABT. 1344
  7. Has No Children Katherine (Princess) Stewart
  8. Has No Children Jean (Princess of Scotland) Stuart
  9. Has Children Elizabeth (Princess of Scotland) Stewart b: ABT. 1346
  10. Has Children Jean or Joan (Princess of Scotland) Stuart
  11. Has Children Isabella (Princess) Stewart

Douglas descendants of King Robert II