Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all James, King of Scotses in:
 • Abbey of Holyrood
 • Edinburgh
 • City of Edinburgh
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James, King of Scots
Birth: Apr. 10, 1512
West Lothian, Scotland
Death: Dec. 14, 1542
Fife, Scotland

Scottish monarch, son of James IV and Margaret Tudor. Crowned on September 21, 1513 at Stirling at the age of one year. James IV's cousin, the Duke of Albany, ruled as regent until James came of age. In 1528, the king began ruling on his own, savagely pursuing his opponents in the nobility while striving to be a man of the people, often travelling anonymously among them. The king was highly strung, intelligent, and alternated between bouts of depression and feverish energy. Seeking to strengthen the "auld alliance" with France, he married Princess Madeleine of France on January 1, 1537. Suffering from tuberculosis, the young queen died in the king's arms a mere 7 months after her arrival in Edinburgh. James married another Frenchwoman, the widowed Mary of Guise, on June 12, 1538. James' uncle, Henry VIII, had split with the Church of Rome and dissolved the monasteries, and tried to convince James to do the same. James refused, and failed to attend a planned meeting with Henry in York. Angered, Henry launched an invasion into Scotland. Although already ill, James marched his armies south, where they were defeated at the Battle of Solway Moss. James suffered a total nervous collapse, and retired to Falkland Castle, taking to his bed with a high fever. He died there six days later at the age of 31. He was succeeded by his only surviving child, the six-day-old Mary, Queen of Scots. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
Family links: 
   James King of Scots (1473 - 1513)
  Margaret Tudor (1489 - 1541)
   Madeleine of Valois (1520 - 1537)
  Margaret Erskine Douglas (1515 - 1572)
  Euphemia Elphinstone (1509 - ____)*
  Mary of Guise (1515 - 1560)*
  Adam Stewart (1530 - 1575)*
  James Stewart (1531 - 1570)*
  1st Lord Darnley John Stewart (1531 - 1563)*
  Robert Stewart (1533 - 1593)*
  Jean Stewart Campbell (1537 - 1588)*
  James Stewart (1540 - 1541)*
  Arthur Stewart (1541 - 1541)*
  Mary Stuart (1542 - 1587)*
  James Stewart (1500 - 1544)**
  Janet Stewart Fleming (1502 - 1562)**
   James, King of Scots (1512 - 1542)
  Margaret Douglas (1515 - 1578)**
*Calculated relationship
Abbey of Holyrood
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
Record added: Aug 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9301796
James, King of Scots
Added by: Kristen Conrad
James, King of Scots
Added by: GariochGraver
James, King of Scots
Added by: GariochGraver
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Juanita Clark
 Added: Oct. 20, 2016
King James of Scots V 12th great grand-father of Henry.
- Henry
 Added: Sep. 4, 2016

- Teresa Smith Perry
 Added: Aug. 14, 2016
There are 157 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 59 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED