Earlier Houses: There was an earlier castle on the site of the current Methven Castle.
Built / Designed For: Patrick Smythe
House & Family History: The earlier Methven Castle was the home of Margaret Tudor (1489-1541), queen of James IV, King of Scots, and daughter of Henry VII of England. Margaret moved to Methven after her marriage (her third) to Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven, in 1528. She died here on October 18, 1541.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 111, 1852.
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Designated Garden & Designed Landscape
Current Seat / Home of: David Murdoch
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Queen Margaret Tudor, 1528-41. Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond, until 1624. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Patrick Smythe, 17th century; David Smythe, Lord Methven, 18th century; Smythe family here until the 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No