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Euphemia de Ross
Queen consort of Scotland
Euphemia and her husband Robert II of Scotland, depicted in the Forman Armorial produced in 1562 for their descendent, Mary of Scotland.
Tenure 1371 – 1386
Spouse John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray
Robert II of Scotland 1355 – 1386
David Stewart, 1st Earl of Caithness
Walter Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl
Margaret Stewart
Elizabeth Stewart
Egidia Stewart
House Clan Ross
Father Aodh, Earl of Ross
Mother Margaret de Graham
Died 1386

Euphemia de Ross (died 1386) was the second wife and first Queen consort of Robert II of Scotland.

She was a daughter of Aodh, Earl of Ross and Margaret de Graham, Hugh's 2nd wife and daughter of Sir David de Graham of Montrose. She first married John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray but the marriage was childless. Her husband died in 1346 and she remained a widow for nine years.

On May 2, 1355, Euphemia married Robert Stewart, sole son of Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland and Marjorie Bruce. Marjorie was a daughter of Robert I of Scotland and his first wife Isabella of Mar. Robert was however a son of Marjorie, Countess of Carrick and her consort Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick.

It was previously stated that a daughter of the Countess and Earl of Carrick was married to her paternal grandfather Uilleam II, Earl of Ross; making Uilleam II their son-in-law and by some definition Aodh, their grandson of sorts. Though not actually related by blood, their marriage could still be considered incest and a papal dispensation by Pope Innocent VI was required for it to be recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. This is incorrect: Euphemia's father Hugh was married (1) to Maud, daughter of Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick and his wife Marjorie of Carrick. He married (2) Margaret de Graham, daughter of Sir David de Graham of Montrose. By Margaret, Hugh had at least one daughter, Euphemia de Ross, who married (1) John Randolph, Earl of Moray and (2) by dispensation (due to affinity) Robert Stewart, Earl of Strathearn, subsequently Robert II, King of Scots (1371-1390) as his second wife. Euphemia is sometimes incorrectly assigned as a daughter of Maud, but this would have involved consanguinity in the 2nd and 3rd degrees which was not stated in the dispensation for her marriage to Robert Stewart [3rd degree of affinity, and 4th degree of consanguinity: Andrew Stuart, Genealogical History of the Stewarts, pp. 420-421].

Euphemia and Robert were parents to five children:

Robert II succeeded his childless maternal uncle David II of Scotland in 1371. Euphemia became his Queen consort and served in this position for about fifteen years.

Scottish royalty
Preceded by
Margaret Drummond
Queen consort of Scotland
Succeeded by
Anabella Drummond


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