Lord of Darnley Henry Stuart[1]

Male 1545 - 1567  (21 years)


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  • Name Henry Stuart 
    Prefix Lord of Darnley 
    Born 7 Dec 1545  Temple Newsham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Lord of Darnley, Duke of Albany, Earl of Ross, Lord Ardmannoch 
    Died 10 Feb 1567  Provost's House, Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Murdered by an explosion of Gunpowder
    Person ID I3309  Enchanted Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2012 

    Family Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart,   b. 7 Dec 1542, Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1587, Fotheringhay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northampton, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1565  Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. King of England and Scotland James Stuart, I & VI,   b. 19 Jun 1566, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1625, Theobalds Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F1809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1545 - Temple Newsham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1565 - Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1567 - Provost's House, Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • On 10 February 1567, the bodies of Henry and his servant at the time were discovered in the orchard of Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh, where they had been staying. Surrounding Henry and his servant was a cloak, a dagger, a chair and a coat. Henry was dressed only in his nightshirt, suggesting he had fled in some haste from his bedchamber. A violent explosion had occurred that night at the house, but evidence pointed to Henry escaping assassination, only to be murdered when he got outside. There was no sign of stab wounds, gun wounds, bruises or strangulation marks on the body. It is most likely that Henry and his servant were suffocated, There was evidence that Henry and his valet had been strangled and that the explosion was set as an attempt to cover up the murders.

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] Wikipedia, (Reliability: 3).


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