The Jacobite Kings and Their Heirs


The biographies presented here show in some detail how the succession to the thrones of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland has passed from the House of Stuart through the Houses of Savoy and Habsburg to the House of Wittelsbach, where it remains to this day.

A summary appears in graphic form in a Genealogical Tree.

Click here for an explanation of regnal numbers.

James II and VII James II and VII (1685 - 1701)

James III and VIII James III and VIII (1701 - 1766)

Charles Charles III (1766 - 1788)

Henry IX Henry IX (1788 - 1807)

Charles IV Charles IV (1807 - 1819)

Victor Victor (1819 - 1824)

Mary III and II Mary III and II (1824 - 1840)

Francis I Francis I (1840 - 1875)

Mary IV and III Mary IV and III (1875 - 1919)

Rupert Robert I and IV (1919 - 1955)

Albert Albert (1955 - 1996)

Francis II Francis II (1996 - present)


Listed below are the living descendants of Rupert, Crown Prince of Bavaria, who follow Francis, Duke of Bavaria, in succession to the Jacobite throne.

A table showing the descendants of Queen Mary IV and III may be of help in understanding the succession.

Max
 

1. Prince Max of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria *1937 brother of Francis.
 

Sophie
 

2. Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein *1967 daughter of no. 1.
 

Joseph Wenzel
 

3. Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein *1995 son of no. 2.
 

Georg
 

4. Prince Georg of Liechtenstein *1999 son of no. 2.
 

Nikolaus
 

5. Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein *2000 son of no. 2.
 

Marie-Caroline
 

6. Princess Marie-Caroline of Liechtenstein *1996 daughter of no. 2.
 

Marie-Caroline
 

7. Princess Marie-Caroline of Bavaria, wife of Duke Philipp of Württemberg *1969 daughter of no. 1.
 

Carl Theodor von Wurttemberg
 

8. Duke Carl Theodor of Württemberg *1999 son of no. 7
 

Sophie von Wurttemberg
 

9. Duchess Sophie of Württemberg *1994 daughter of no. 7.
 

Pauline von Wurttemberg
 

10. Duchess Pauline of Württemberg *1997 daughter of no. 7.
 

11. Duchess Anna of Württemberg *2007 daughter of no. 7.
 

Helena
 

12. Princess Helena of Bavaria *1972 daughter of no. 1.
 

Elizabeth
 

13. Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria, wife of Daniel Terberger *1973 daughter of no. 1.
 

Maximilian Terberger
 

14. Maximilian Terberger *2005 son of no. 13.
 

15. Ottora Terberger *2007 daughter of no. 13.
 

Anna
 

16. Princess Anna of Bavaria, wife of Klaus Runow *1975 daughter of no. 1.
 

17. Heinrich Runow *2010 son of no. 16.
 

18. Johannes Runow *2012 son of no. 16.
 

Marie Gabriele von Waldburg
 

19. Princess Marie Gabriele of Bavaria, wife of Georg, 7th Prince von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1931 sister of Francis.
 

Erich von Waldburg
 

20. Erich, Hereditary Count von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1962 son of no. 19.
 

Marie-Therese von Waldburg
 

21. Countess Marie-Thérèse von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1989 daughter of no. 20.
 

Elizabeth von Waldburg
 

22. Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1990 daughter of no. 20.
 

Marie-Charlotte von Waldburg
 

23. Countess Charlotte von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1992 daughter of no. 20.
 

Helene von Waldburg
 

24. Countess Hélène von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1993 daughter of no. 20.
 

Marie-Gabrielle von Waldburg
 

25. Countess Marie-Gabrielle of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1996 daughter of no. 20.
 

Walburga von Waldburg
 

26. Countess Walburga von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, wife of Baron Carl von Lerchenfeld *1958 daughter of no. 19.
 

Georg von Lerchenfeld
 

27. Baron Georg von Lerchenfeld *1987 son of no. 26.
 

28. Baroness Mathilde von Lerchenfeld *1990 daughter of no. 26.
 

Catarina von Lerchenfeld
 

29. Baroness Catarina von Lerchenfeld *1991 daughter of no. 26.
 

Johanna von Lerchenfeld
 

30. Baroness Johanna von Lerchenfeld *1992 daughter of no. 26.
 

31. Baroness Carolina von Lerchenfeld *1995 daughter of no. 26.
 

Gabriele de Monseignat
 

32. Countess Gabriele von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, wife of Bernard de Monseignat *1959 daughter of no. 19.
 

Monika von Waldburg
 

33. Countess Monika von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, wife of Count Christoph Schenk von Stauffenberg *1961 daughter of no. 19.
 

Philipp von Stauffenberg
 

34. Count Philipp Schenk von Stauffenberg *1990 son of no. 33.
 

Sebastian von Stauffenberg
 

35. Count Sebastian Schenk von Stauffenberg *1992 son of no. 33.
 

Antonia von Stauffenberg
 

36. Countess Antonia Schenk von Stauffenberg *1988 daughter of no. 33.
 

37. Countess Johanna Schenk von Stauffenberg *1998 daughter of no. 33.
 

Adelheid von Rechberg
 

38. Countess Adelheid of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, wife of Count Max-Emanuel von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg *1964 daughter of no. 19.
 

Friedrich von Rechberg
 

39. Count Friedrich von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg *1990 son of no. 38.
 

Max von Rechberg
 

40. Count Max von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg *1991 son of no. 38.
 

Sophie von Rechberg
 

41. Countess Sophie von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg *1994 daughter of no. 38.
 

Elizabeth von Croy
 

42. Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, wife of Prince Engelbert of Croÿ *1966 daughter of no. 19.
 

Constantin von Croy
 

43. Prince Constantin of Croÿ *1992 son of no. 42.
 

Carl von Croy
 

44. Prince Carl of Croÿ *1994 son of no. 42.
 

45. Princess Marie-Isabelle of Croÿ *1991 daughter of no. 42.
 

Philippa von Croy
 

46. Princess Philippa of Croÿ *1999 daughter of no. 42.
 

Marie Charlotte von Quadt
 

47. Princess Marie Charlotte of Bayern, widow of Paul, 4th Prince von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny *1931 sister of Francis.

Alexander von Quadt
 

48. Alexander, 5th Prince von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny *1958 son of no. 47.
 

Philippa von Quadt
 

49. Countess Philippa von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny *1994 daughter of no. 48.
 

Charlotte von Quadt
 

50. Countess Charlotte von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isyn *1996 daughter of no. 48.
 

Anna von Quadt
 

51. Countess Anna von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isyn *2001 daughter of no. 48.
 

Bertram von Quadt
 

52. Count Bertram von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny *1966 son of no. 47.
 

Maria Anna
 

53. Countess Maria-Anna von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny, wife of Count Alexander Schenk von Stauffenberg *1960 daughter of no. 47.
 

54. Count Franz Schenk von Stauffenberg *1993 son of no. 53.
 

55. Countess Marie Isabelle Schenk von Stauffenberg, *1996 daughter of no. 53.
 

Georgina
 

56. Countess Georgina von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny, wife of Count Peter von und zu Eltz gennant Faust von Stromberg *1962 daughter of no. 47.
 

57. Count Albrecht von Eltz gennant Faust von Stromberg *1988 son of no. 56.
 

58. Countess Alexandra von Eltz gennant Faust von Stromberg *1986 daughter of no. 56.
 

59. Countess Marie von Eltz gennant Faust von Stromberg *1991 daughter of no. 56.
 

Luitpold
 

60. Prince Luitpold of Bavaria *1951 son of Princess Irmingard of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

Ludwig
 

61. Prince Ludwig of Bavaria *1982 son of no. 60.
 

62. Prince Heinrich of Bavaria *1986 son of no. 60.
 

63. Prince Karl of Bavaria *1987 son of no. 60.
 

Auguste
 

64. Princess Auguste of Bavaria, wife of Prince Ferdinand zur Lippe-Weissenfeld *1979 daughter of no. 60.
 

65. Prince Louis-Ferdinand zur Lippe-Weissenfeld *2013 son of no. 64.
 

Alice
 

66. Princess Alice of Bavaria, wife of Prince Lukas von Auersperg *1981 daughter of no. 60.
 

67. Princess Ludwig of Auersperg *2015 son of no. 66.
 

68. Princess Olivia of Auersperg *2013 daughter of no. 66.
 

69. Andreas Schimert *1961 son of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

70. Ferdinand Schimert *1996 son of no. 69.
 

71. Christian Schimert *1963 son of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

72. Philipp Schimert *1996 son of no. 71.
 

73. Serena Schimert *1998 daughter of no. 71.
 

74. Maya Schimert *2000 daughter of no. 71.
 

Konstantin Schimert
 

75. Konstantin Schimert *1968 son of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

76. Serena Brunetti, divorced wife of Vanni Pozzolini, civil wife of Vieri Fiori *1947 daughter of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis. 1
 

Giorgio Pozzolini
 

77. Giorgio Pozzolini *1972 son of no. 76.
 

78. Carlotta Brunetti, wife of Count Michael de Longueval von Buquoy *1949 daughter of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

Nicolo von Buquoy
 

79. Count Nicolo de Longueval von Buquoy *1976 son of no. 78.
 

Flora von Buquoy
 

80. Countess Flora de Longueval von Buquoy, wife of Sito Roever *1979 daughter of no. 78.
 

81. Antonia Brunetti, divorced wife of Count Erich von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, civil wife of Cornelius Wiedemann *1952 daughter of Princes Editha of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

82. Countess Sophie von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg *1984 daughter of no. 81.
 

Christopher Lockett de Baviera
 

83. Christopher Lockett de Baviera *1950 son of Princess Hilda of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

84. Miguel Lockett von Wittelsbach *1953 son of Princess Hilda of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

85. Alexander Lockett von Wittelsbach *1958 son of Princess Hilda of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

86. Marie-Isabel Lockett de Wittelsbach, wife of Jakob von Saldern *1960 daughter of Princess Hilda of Bavaria, aunt of Francis.
 

Charlotte von Saldern
 

87. Charlotte von Saldern *1986 daughter of no. 86.
 

88. Hilaria von Saldern *1987 daughter of no. 86.
 

Gabriele, Duchess of Croy
 

89. Princess Gabrielle of Bavaria, widow of Carl, Duke of Croÿ *1927 aunt of Francis.
 

Rudolf von Croy
 

90. Rudolf, Duke of Croÿ *1955 son of no. 89.
 

Carl Philipp von Croy
 

91. Carl-Philipp, Hereditary Prince of Croÿ *1989 son of no. 90.
 

92. Prince Marc-Emanuel of Croÿ * 1992 son of no. 90.
 

Heinrich von Croy
 

93. Prince Heinrich of Croÿ *1993 son of no. 90.
 

94. Prince Alexander of Croÿ *1995 son of no. 90.
 

Xenia von Croy
 

95. Princess Xenia of Croÿ * 1990 daughter of no. 90.
 

96. Princessin Anastasia of Croÿ *1998 daughter of no. 90.
 

Stefan von Croy
 

97. Prince Stefan of Croÿ *1959 son of no. 89.
 

Lionel von Croy
 

98. Prince Lionel of Croÿ *1996 son of no. 97.
 

Charlotte von Croy
 

99. Princess Charlotte of Croÿ *1992 daughter of no. 97.
 

Camille von Croy
 

100. Princess Camille of Croÿ *1998 daughter of no. 97.
 

101. Princess Marie-Theresa of Croÿ, wife of Count Stephan von Walderdorff *1954 daughter of no. 89.
 

Sophie, Duchess of Arenberg
 

102. Princess Sophie of Bavaria, widow of Jean-Engelbert, Duke of Arenberg *1935 aunt of Francis.
 

Leopold d'Arenberg
 

103. Léopold, Duke of Arenberg *1956 son of no. 102.
 

104. Philip-Léopold, Hereditary Prince of Arenberg *1999 son of no. 103.
 

105. Prince Alexandre of Arenberg *2001 son of no. 103.
 

106. Princess Natasha of Arenberg *1996 daughter of no. 103.
 

Charles-Louis d'Arenberg
 

107. Prince Charles-Louis of Arenberg *1957 son of no. 102.
 

Evrard d'Arenberg
 

108. Prince Evrard of Arenberg *1996 son of no. 107.
 

Anne-Helene
 

109. Princess Anne-Hélène of Arenberg *1989 daughter of no. 107.
 

Henri d'Arenberg
 

110. Prince Henri of Arenberg *1961 son of no. 102.
 

111. Prince Charles-Ferdinand of Arenberg *2002 son of no. 110.
 

112. Princess Joia of Arenberg *2003 daughter of no. 110.
 

113. Princess Olympia of Arenberg *2007 daughter of no. 110.
 

Etienne d'Arenberg
 

114. Prince Etienne of Arenberg *1967 son of no. 102.
 

115. Princess Amelie of Arenberg *2000 daughter of no. 114.
 

116. Princess Larissa of Arenberg *2002 daughter of no. 114.
 

Marie-Gabrielle d'Arenberg
 

117. Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Arenberg, wife of Count Gilles Morel de Boncourt-Humeroeuille *1958 daughter of no. 102.
 

118. Antoine Morel de Boncourt-Humeroeuille *1990 son of no. 117.
 

119. Louis Morel de Boncourt-Humeroeuille *1996 son of no. 117.
 

Maite de Boncourt
 

120. Maïté Morel de Boncourt-Humeroeuille, wife of François d'Hautefort *1984 daughter of no. 117.
 

121. Charlotte Morel de Boncourt-Humeroeuille, wife of Baron Wilhelm von Stotzingen *1986 daughter of no. 117.
 


Regnal numbers:

Separate regnal numbers are used for the Stuart kings and their Jacobite heirs and successors in respect to their separate kingdoms of England and Scotland. James II and VII was the second king of England of that name and the seventh king of Scotland of that name. His grandson Charles III was the third king of both England and Scotland of that name (which does not make him Charles III and III) Scotland had never had a king by the name of Henry until 1788; so Henry IX of England was Henry I of Scotland.

Since at least the mid-nineteenth century most English Jacobites have been fervently legitimist. The majority recognise Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, as Mary II of England (Mary Tudor having been Mary I of England); therefore Maria Beatrice di Savoia would be Mary III of England and II of Scotland. Those Jacobites who do not recognise Mary Stuart as Queen of England, call Mary III and II, Mary II. Similarly while most Jacobites call Marie Therese von Habsburg, Mary IV and III, there are a few who call her just Mary III. Robert I of England and IV of Scotland is the proper style, but almost always the Jacobites call him Rupert.

Footnotes to the succession:

1. I have followed the precedent of the marriage of the Duke of Lancaster and Katherine Swynford which suggests that while marriage legitimates all children born to a couple before their marriage, this does not give these children a right of succession to the throne.


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