John STUART, the Earl of Bute and Prime Minister of Great Britain, 12th cousin x 2x removed

John Stuart, the Earl of Bute and Prime Minister of Great Britain is my 12th cousin 2x removed. The ancestor who connects us togher as relatives is Ralph de Neville Sir, of Raby Earl of Westmorland (1364 – 1425), my 13th great grandfather.

A near relative of the family Campbell (his mother was a daughter of the 1st Duke of Argyll), Bute succeeded to the Earldom of Bute (named after the Isle of Bute) upon the death of his father, James Stuart, 2nd Earl of Bute, in 1723. He was brought up thereafter by his maternalistic uncles, the 2nd Duke of Argyll and Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, 1st and only Earl of Ilay, Viscount and Earl of Hay. Bute studied at Eton College (1720–1728) and the University of Leiden, Netherlands (1728–1732), where he managed to graduate with a degree in civil and public law. On 24 August 1736, he married Mary Wortley Montagu (daughter of Sir Edward and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu), bringing the large Wortley estates to his family. In 1737, due to the influence of his uncles, he was elected a Scottish representative peer, but he was not very active in the Lords and was not reelected in 1741. For the next several years he retired to his estates in Scotland to manage his affairs and indulge his interest in botany.

My ancestor chart the show how John Stuart and I are connected as relatives:

John Stuart , The Earl of Bute (1713 – 1792)
12th cousin 2x removed

Anne Campbell (1692 – 1736)
Mother of John Stuart , The Earl of Bute

Archibald Campbell (1658 – 1703)
Father of Anne Campbell

Mary Stewart (1629 – 1668)
Mother of Archibald Campbell

James Stewart
Father of Mary Stewart

James Stewart (1581 – 1638)
Father of James Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart (1565 – 1591)
Mother of James Stewart

James Stewart
Father of Elizabeth Stewart

James King of Scots (1512 – 1542)
Father of James Stewart

Margaret Margaret Tudor Queen Consort Tudor Queen consort of Scots (1489 – 1541)
Mother of James King of Scots

Elizabeth Plantagenet of York , Queen Consort (1466 – 1503)
Mother of Margaret Margaret Tudor Queen Consort Tudor Queen consort of Scots

Edward IV, King of England Plantagenet (1442 – 1483)
Father of Elizabeth Plantagenet of York , Queen Consort

Cecily “The Rose of Raby” De Neville (1415 – 1495)
Mother of Edward IV, King of England Plantagenet

Ralph de Neville Sir, van Raby Earl van Westmorland (1364 – 1425)
Father of Cecily “The Rose of Raby” De Neville

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