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From: "A Tsar Is Born" <>
Subject: Re: Mary queenofScotts
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 13:08:22 -0500
"Janice Mullally" <> wrote in message
> I have the following Surnames both told by genealogist they descended
> from her.Byron &Chessman-cheesman-cheeseman
How far back does this trace?
Mary had one child. (She miscarried a second, who would have been named
Hepburn in any case.)
Her one and only child, James VI and I, had eight children, but six died
young. Only Charles and Elizabeth left children themselves.
Charles had six children, but the legitimate descent of five of them was
extinguished in the next two generations. Only through Henriette, her
daughter Anne, and subsequent Savoys does a legitimate line descend from
Lots of bastards, though, but none are surnamed Stuart: Scott, Fitzroy,
Fitzjames, Beauclerk, Palmer, etc.
Elizabeth's sons were Wittelsbachs, and they left no sons who had children.
Through a daughter and two granddaughters she is the ancestress of the
Houses of Orleans, Lorraine, Saxony (royal family only), Modena (extinct),
Bavaria (royal line), Hohenzollern and, of course, Hannover. No Stuarts. No
one who came to America either, until the 20th century. Bastards maybe.
That's it. We'd have to see exactly what line you claim before you convinced
us of anything except your unextraordinary credulity.
Jean Coeur de Lapin