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The Royal Family of Scotland, 1792

Image shows John Brown's genealogical tree of the Scottish royal family, 1792. National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135.

This family tree was created in 1792 by John Brown, a genealogist, who dedicated it to the Prince of Wales, the future King George IV. The tree, designed in the form of an oak and decorated with heraldic crests and crowns, shows the connections between the kings and queens of Scotland from King Fergus I to King George III. Details about each person are given in separate circles spread across the branches.

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(National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135)

Link to a timeline for the reign of King James VI and I.

Central part of the family tree showing the royal line from King James IV to King James VI

Image shows part of a family tree (James IV through to James VI) for the Scottish royal family created by John Brown in 1792. National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135.

Description and partial transcript

The image shows a section of the central 'trunk' of the royal family tree, from King James IV at the bottom, rising up to King James VI. The entries relating to the Scottish monarchs have been transcribed below.

James IV m[arrie]d Pr[inces]s Marg[are]t d[aughte]r of Henry VII, K[ing] of England. He was kill[e]d at Flowden anno 1513.

James V m[arrie]d 1st Magdalen, d[aughte]r of Francis I, K[ing] of France; 2nd Mary, d[aughte]r of the D[uke] of Guise. Died an[no] 1542.

Q[ueen] Mary m[arrie]d 1st Francis II, K[ing] of France; 2nd Henry, L[ord] Darnly, D[uke] of Albany; She was beheaded in England in 1587 an[no] the 19th y[ea]r of her exile.

James VI m[arrie]d Anne, d[aughte]r of Frederick II, K[ing] of Denmark. He succeeded to the Crown of England 1603. Died 1625.

(National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135)

Extract from the family tree describing its origin and purpose

Image shows part of a family tree  for the Scottish royal family created by John Brown in 1792 and including the Scottish royal arms. National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135.

Transcript

The Historical and Genealogical Tree of the
Royal Family of Scotland
From the most early accounts to the present time MDCCXCVII.
Including also several Royal and Noble Families at home and abroad
who have sprung therefrom whether Lineally or Collaterally.
Collected from the Public Records, authentic Documents,
most approved Authors and personal Information, by
John Brown Genealogist to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, for Scotland.

N.B. In this Royal Genealogy it's to be observed that such collateral Kings as reigned before the conquest of the Picts
are here omitted, inserting only the progenitors Kenneth II, first King of all Scotland from whose 2nd son King Ethus as above
stated, came four of the kings before the succession was settled by King Kenneth III and the Thane of Lochaber, afterwards
the great Stewards of Scotland, whose posterity came to the throne after King David Bruce anno 1371.

Approbation of the Lyon Office
Lyon Office Edinburgh March 3rd 1792
I have examined your historical and genealogical Tree of the
Descendants of the Royal Family of Scotland with much Satisfaction. There are two other Trees on the same
subject, one compiled by Mr Duncan Stewart the other by the late Sir Robert Douglas but I observe that yours is
more compleat and full than both of them together and consequently more valuable. I sincerely wish you Success in obtain-
ing Subscriptions for the publishing of it and I am Sir your humble Servant.
signed James Cumyng
To Mr John Brown
Entered in Stationers Hall according to Act of Parliament.

(National Records of Scotland reference: RH16/135)

 

 

 

 
 
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