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First Lord Methven
(45) HENRY STEWART, second son of Andrew, Lord Avondale ANDREW, 1st Lord Avondale .
Born about 1495. Killed at Pinkie 1547.
In 1528 he married as his second wife the widow of King James IV. JAMES IV, King of Scotland, and divorced wife of Archibald, Earl of Angus, and was then created LORD METHVEN (S.).
Arms: of Lord Methven on Seal, 1551.-1 and 4. Scotland. 2. Stewart. 3. Lennox. En surtout, A lion rampant holding a castle in its paws (Methven) (Laing).
Lindsay shows the Arms.-1. Scotland. 2. Stewart. 3. Lennox. 4. Fife. All within a bordure compony silver and blue. En surtout, Red, a gold lion rampant holding a silver castle in its paws. [Plate II., fig. 32.] Burke gives the CREST: A silver tower. SUPPORTERS: Dexter, A green dragon; Sinister, A silver greyhound. MOTTO "Forward."
By his third wife, Jonet, daughter of John Stewart, Earl of Atholl, he had a son HENRY, Second Lord Methven