Lord of Lorne

For the Child ballad, see The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward.

Lord of Lorne is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created twice. First it was created for Robert Stewart of Durisdeer (died 1403), son of John Stewart of Innermeath (died 1421). Robert's mother was Isabel MacDougall, daughter of John Gallda MacDougall, Lord of Lorne (died 1371×1377). The MacDougalls, formerly exiled from their Argyll lands in the reign of Robert I, King of Scotland (died 1329), had been restored to their Lorne lands in the reign of David II, King of Scotland. The close association between John Gallda and David meant that the former was out of favour in the succeeding Stewart regime under Robert II, King of Scotland (died 1390). When John Gallda died without a male heir his two legitimate daughters, including Isabel, were subsequently married off to the sons of John Stewart of Innermeath.

Robert Stewart, 1st Lord of Lorne was succeeded by his oldest son John, member of the Scottish Parliament. In 1463 the second lord died and his younger brother William became 3rd Lord Lorne. William Stewart resigned the lordship on 30 November 1463 and was created 1st Lord Innermeath on the same day. The next creation was for Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, the husband of Isabelle Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne and niece of William Stewart, 1st Lord Innermeath, in 1470.

Lords Lorne, First Creation (1439)

Lords Lorne, Second Creation (1470)

See the Earl of Argyll

See also

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