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King of Scots James V
Great x 13 granduncle, 3rd cousin 13 and 15 times removed, 4th cousin 13 times removed.
Birth: Apr 10, 1512, Scotland;
Death: Dec 14, 1542; Scotland;
Age: 30

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  • King of Scotland - Dates: 1513-1542


James V (10 April 1512 – 14 December 1542) was King of Scots from 9 September 1513 'til his death.

The son of King James IV of Scotland, he was born on 10, 11 or 15 April 1512, at Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, and was still an infant when his father was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field on 9 September 1513.

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James V fathered about nine known illegitimate children, at least three of whom he sired before the age of twenty. The most notable were:
Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney, son of Euphame Elphinstone
John Stewart (d. 1563 in Inverness), son of Elizabeth Carmichael, both of whose families were to entangle themselves with the Shetland Islands and with the Bruces of Cultmalindie.
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, son of Margaret Erskine, James' favourite mistress, who went on to play an important part in the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI

James renewed the Auld Alliance with France, and on 1 January 1537, he married Madeleine de Valois, the daughter of Francis I of France.

Following her death a few months later, he proceeded to marry, on 12 June 1538, Mary of Guise, the daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise and the widow of Louis of Orleans, Duke of Longueville. Mary already had two children from her first marriage, and the union produced two legitimate sons, James Stewart, Duke of Rothesay (b. 22 May 1540), and Arthur Stewart, Duke of Albany (b. 1541). However, both died in infancy in April 1541, the second just eight days after his baptism. In 1542, their only child to survive to adulthood, Mary, later Queen of Scots, was born.

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King of Scots James IV
Mar 17, 1473 - Sep 9, 1513
Queen Consort of Scotland Margaret Tudor
Nov 28, 1489 - Oct 18, 1541
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Queen Consort of Scotland Mary of Guise
Nov 22, 1515 - Jun 11, 1560
Queen of Scots Mary
First cousin 14 times removed, 4th cousin 12, 13, and 15 times removed, 5th cousin 12 times removed
Dec 8, 1542 - Feb 8, 1587
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