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  • Name Charles II Stuart 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 243 
    • Charles II reigned from 1649 to 1685. In 1684, before the death of Charles II, his brother James II stole the records of Charles marriage and certificates of the births of his children. He had James, Duke of Monmouth beheaded in 1685, and himself ascended the throne in 1685. The remaining children, Charles and Mara, were smuggled to France (out of Scotland, and later taken to America in 1687). James II succeeded his brother Charles II reigning from 1685 - 1688, was then driven out in the bloodless revolution of 1688 by his son-in-law William [III] of Orange and daughter Mary [II], who reigned 1689 - 1702. Under Anne who reigned 1702-1714 as a result of Protestants placing her on the throne rather than James III, the Pretender - her half brother. This marked the last of the House of Stuart - her successor being the first of the House of Hanover - George I (1714-1727). [source is is the Official English Royalty WEB site, http://www.royal.gov.uk and notes from Marion Thompson Leavy's research of records copied and proved from records taken at Linlithgrow and Direct Edinburgh Castle.]]
    Person ID I243  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2013 

    Father King Charles I Stuart,   d. 1649 
    Mother Henrietta Maria 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine, of Braganza,   d. 1705 
    Married Married Secretly Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Charles Samuel Stuart
     2. Duke of Monmouth James Stuart
     3. Mara Stuart
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S56] Research and records copied and proved, from records taken at Linlithgrow and Direct Edinburgh Castle, Marion Leary.