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

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

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James King of Scots, V
Birth: Apr. 10, 1512
Linlithgow
West Lothian, Scotland
Death: Dec. 14, 1542, 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: 
 Parents:
  James King of Scots (1473 - 1513)
  Margaret Tudor (1489 - 1541)
 
 Spouses:
   Madeleine of Valois (1520 - 1537)
  Euphemia Elphinstone (1509 - ____)*
   Mary of Guise (1515 - 1560)*
 
 Children:
  Symon Renfrew Renfrow (____ - 1690)*
  Adam Stewart (1530 - 1575)*
  James Stuart (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)*
 
 Sibling:
  James King of Scots (1512 - 1542)
  Margaret Douglas (1515 - 1578)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Abbey of Holyrood
Edinburgh
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, V
Added by: Kristen Conrad
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

RIP 15th ggrandfather
- ramona wix
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 29, 2014
My 11th. G-Grandpa ''James King V'' -- Form Old Kentucky
- BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
 Added: Dec. 19, 2013
There are 114 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: (4.1 after 43 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service