Joan Beaufort

Joan Beaufort

Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 15 Jun 1445 (aged 37)
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Burial Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Memorial ID 9401207 · View Source
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Scottish Monarch. Queen consort of James I. The daughter of John Beaufort, Marquess of Somerset and Margaret Holland, she caught the eye of James I during his imprisonment in England. She so inspired him that he wrote a long love poem to her, The King's Quhair. They were married in Southwark on February 2, 1424. Together they had eight children, including the future James II. Two years after her husband's murder, she married James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn, in 1439. She had one son by Stewart, John, Earl of Atholl. Joan died at Dunbar Castle.

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Beaufort (27 Dec 1407–15 Jun 1445), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9401207, citing Perth Abbey, Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .