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Glenbuckie

The Stewarts of Glenbuckie
Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

One of the major cadet branches of the Stewarts of Balquhidder

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. Related Information
  3. Glenbuckie Residences
  4. Glenbuckie Family Report
    1. John Stewart, 1st of Glenbuckie
    2. Patrick Stewart, 2nd of Glenbuckie
      1. Walter STEWART , Of Bailliefoile
    3. Duncan Stewart, 3rd of Glenbuckie
    4. Alexander Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie
      1. Robert STEWART , Of Broichie
      2. John STEWART , Of Voil
    5. Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie
    6. John Stewart, 6th of Glenbuckie
    7. Alexander Stewart, 7th of Glenbuckie
    8. Duncan Stewart, 8th of Glenbuckie
      1. Alexander STEWART , Of Tomnasai
    9. John Stewart, 9th of Glenbuckie
    10. Alexander Stewart, 10th of Glenbuckie
    11. Benmore Stewarts of Glenbuckie
      1. John Stewart of Benmore, 13th of Glenbuckie
  5. Cadet Branches
    1. Stewarts of Ledcreich
    2. II Branch - Clan Sliochd Iain Duibh Bheig
    3. III Branch - Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy
    4. IV Branch - The Craiglevan Stewarts
    5. V Branch - The Lorachan Stewarts
    6. VI Branch - Clan Sliochd Walter nan Cliugh
    7. VII Branch - The Stewarts "of the Gaelic Bible"
    8. VIII Branch - The Glentarken Stewarts
    9. Branch IX - Sliochd Gleanmagaolric
    10. Branch X - The Stewarts in Blairchoil
  6. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  7. Legend
  8. Contact

Links to other pages on the Stewarts of Balquhidder web site

  1. Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Home Page
  2. Stewarts of Balquhidder Discussion Forum
  3. Stewarts of Balquhidder Principal Families

    1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

      1. Stewart of Ledcreich

      2. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch II

      3. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch III

      4. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IV

      5. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch V

      6. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VI

      7. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VII

      8. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VIII

      9. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IX

      10. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch X

    3. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

    4. Stewarts of Annat

    5. Stewarts of Garchell

    6. Stewarts in Glenfinglas

    7. Other (non-related) Stewart Families

  4. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis

    1. Section I - Ardvorlich

    2. Section II - Glenbuckie

    3. Section III - Gartnafuaran

    4. Section IV - Miscellany

  5. Balquhidder Births with Stewart Surname - Grouped by Family & Location

  6. Ryk Brown's Main Page
  7. Ryk Brown's Index and Online Database
  8. Chuck Speed's Stewart Page
  9. Ardvorlich Photo Page

Introduction


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This page is part of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Web Site jointly hosted by myself, Ryk Brown, and my research partner, Chuck Speed.  The research presented on this page is not ours alone.  It is the product of all the Fellow Researchers of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group.  We are indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  The first-time reader is advised to begin with the introduction found on the Principal Families Page before proceeding on with this page.

This page introduces you to the Stewarts of Glenbuckie who lived in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder Parish, Perthshire, Scotland.  This family was associated together in a clan-like relationship together with the other Stewart families of Ardvorlich, Annat, and Gartnafuaran, in much the same way as the better known Clan Stewart of Appin.  The senior family of the Stewarts of Balquhidder at times moved between Glenbuckie and Ardvorlich.  However, by the late 18th century, according to the Stewarts of the South, Ardvorlich was the principal house and remains so today as the only remaining land-owning family of these four.

The Stewarts of Glenbuckie held the property of Glen Buckie, a large glen on the south shore of Loch Voil for three centuries, from the beginning of the 16th century to the end of the Highland Clearances.  Glen Buckie is believed to derive from Gleann Bucaidh ("Glen of the Roebucks").  It may also be related to Buachaille Breige ("Cowherd's Lie") just to the east.

In the early 16th century John Stewart, a younger son of William Stewart, 2nd of Balindoran, became possessed of the lands of Glenbuckie in the parish of Balquhidder in the shire of Perth. His male-line descendants held Glenbuckie throughout the Civil Wars and the Jacobite uprisings but their family finally came to an end in the mid 18th century when Alexander Stewart, 12th of Glenbuckie, died of consumption, without children, having sold his ancestral lands to his brother-in-law, John Stewart, 2nd of Benmore & 13th of Glenbuckie (1730-1760). Upon the death of John, Glenbuckie passed first to his sister Elizabeth (who died unmarried) and then to his brother, Captain Duncan Stewart, 15th of Glenbuckie (1744-1831). Duncan’s son, John Lorn Stewart, 16th of Glenbuckie (1800-1878), was listed as one of the principal landowners in Balquhidder at the time of the 1845 Statistical Account of Scotland, but sold Glenbuckie in 1847 and purchased an estate on the Isle of Coll. From him descend the present Stewarts of Coll.

Cadet branches of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie include the Stewarts of Baillefoile, Brig o’ Turk, Broichie, Ledcreich, Tomnasai & Voil."  (Intro by Kelsey Williams)

Glenbuckie Residences

Stronvar


Ballimemore (Dallanlaggan), Lianach, and Immeroin.
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Stronvar House is located on the shore of Loch Voil at the foot of Glen Buckie as shown on the map above.  Stronvar was the last residence of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.  According to the current Stronvar House web-site:

"There has been a house on the site since at least the16th Century when Stronvar was a fortified house owned by Ian Dubh MacGregor. He later died at the battle of Glen Fruin in 1603.... Little is known of the house during the 17th and 18th centuries, but it appears that the estate passed into the hands of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie and was renamed Glenbuckie House. We do know that John Lorne Stewart had Glenbuckie House rebuilt in 1825 and the stables, now Stronvar Farm, were added to the estate in 1828." (Stronvar House) (see also http://www.almac.co.uk/stronvar/strhist.htm )

However, the Stewarts who resided lastly at Glenbuckie, although they were called "The Stewarts of Glenbuckie", were not the "real" Stewarts of Glenbuckie -- as you will see below.  The original Stewarts of Glenbuckie were one of the major cadet branches of the Stewarts of Balquhidder.  However they lost Glenbuckie to a different family of Stewarts.  The latter Stewarts were from Benmore and were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Appin.  They married into the Stewarts of Glenbuckie and swindled the estate of Glenbuckie for themselves.  This sordid tale is explained in much detail below.

The latter Stewarts of Glenbuckie purchased Stronvar and used it as their primary residence.  Prior to belonging to the later Glenbuckie family, Stronvar belonged to yet another family of Stewarts: one of the major cadet branches of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran, namely the Stewarts in Glenogle, Stronvar and Hyndfield.  This earlier family of Stewarts at Stronvar died out in the sometime in the mid-18th century and Stronvar passed eventually to Capt. John Fergusson.  Stewarts of the South indicates that it was John Lorne Stewart's father, Capt. Duncan Stewart, of the latter Glenbuckie family, who purchased Stronvar (probably ca. 1790-1800) from Capt. John Fergusson of Stronvar, later Provost of Cupar, Fife.

Ballimore/Dallanlaggan

The original Stewarts of Glenbuckie are believed to have resided at Dallanlaggan in Glenbuckie, later named Ballimore of Glenbuckie ("Big House of Glenbuckie").  The early Stewarts of Glenbuckie vacated Glen Buckie prior to the commencement of the Balquhidder parish records.  By the time local birth records began being kept the main stem of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie had transferred their primary residence to Breanchoil on Loch Katrine in Strathgartney.  Thus we have no record of just where in Glen Buckie the earlier generations actually resided, however we believe that they resided primarily at Dallanlaggan in mid Glen Buckie.

Immeroin, Lianach & Dalquhappach

The other residences in Glen Buckie include Immeroin and Lianach in mid Glen Buckie near Ballimore and also Dalquhappach in upper Glen Buckie (not shown on modern maps but would have been at the end of the dotted road in upper Glen Buckie as shown on the map in the Introduction section above).  These residences were occupied at various times by various cadet branches of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.


Stronvar
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Ballimore (formerly Dallanlaggan)
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Immeroin
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Immeroin
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Lianach
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Dalquhappach
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We believe that the old stone fence and foundations in this picture are from the former Dalquhappach residence. -
Ryk

Family Report

The following report presents an introductory outline for the early generations of this family.  To see more detailed information, please refer to the various submitted reports on the main page of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Forum.  To see information on the ancestors please see The Principal Families of the Balquhidder Stewarts.

John Stewart, 1st of Glenbuckie

John STEWART , 1st of Glenbuckie, was born about 1487 in Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the second son of Sir William Stewart, 2nd of Baldorran, 1st Hereditary Royal Bailie of Balquhidder from his second wife, Marion Helen CAMPBELL, Of Glenorchy.  John resided initially in Stronslaney, at the north end of Strathyre before acquiring the lands of Glenbuckie.  John Stewart, 1st of Glenbuckie, married to a Daughter of Patrick BUCHANAN , Of MacCarthe.  Their descendants held the property of Glenbuckie for three centuries.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Patrick STEWART , 2nd of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1510 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick had twelve sons who came to maturity, but all pre-deceased him. Patrick inherited Glenbuckie and then died. His brother Duncan succeeded him on the estate.  Patrick married about 1535 to Margaret LECKY , Of That Ilk.  She was born ABT 1520 in Leckie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  Patrick Stewart married secondly to a Daughter of EDMONSTON , Of Broich, by whom he is believed to have had no children.  Patrick Stewart and Margaret Lecky had children.  Their descendants are presented below.
  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART , 3rd of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1512 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married about 1520 to a Daughter of MACLAREN Of Auchleskine.  This marriage forged a link with the old ruling house of Balquhidder, the MacLarens. The new marriage alliance established itself in several holdings in the district. In King Robert II of Scotland, they shared a common ancestor.  Their descendants are presented below.
  3. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 1515 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  MacGregor does not show this Robert Stewart.  It may be that he has been confused with the son of Patrick, 2nd of Glenbuckie.

Patrick Stewart, 2nd of Glenbuckie

Patrick STEWART , 2nd of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1510 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick is said to have had twelve sons who came to maturity, but all pre-deceased him.  Only the children below are known. A reference in Stewarts of the South: Glenbuckie Branch X seems to infer that other than Robert, below, all his sons were illegitimate.  Presumably, had any of these sons been legitimate then they would have inherited Glenbuckie.  Patrick inherited Glenbuckie and then died. His brother Duncan succeeded him in the estate.  From below it seems that Patrick's son Robert may have been an intervening laird who may also have died young and that the estate of Glenbuckie passed from Patrick briefly to his son Robert and then to Patrick's brother Duncan.  Patrick married about 1530 to Margaret LECKY , Of That Ilk.  She was born ABT 1510 in Leckie, Dumbarton, Scotland.  Patrick Stewart married secondly to a Daughter of EDMONSTON , of Broich, by whom he is believed to have had no children.  Patrick Stewart and Margaret Lecky had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Robert STEWART, (possibly 3rd of Glenbuckie), b: ABT 1530 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who married BEF. 15 OCT 1552 in Scotland to Katherine KENNEDY. "Firm evidence of the early Stewart interest in the Glenbuckie estate dates from an instrument of resignation of 15 October 1552, drawn up at Perth by Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie and his wife Margaret Lekky, in favour of their son Robert Stewart and his spouse Katherine Kennedy."  (Settlements of Western Perthshire, by James Stewart, page 132.)  MacGregor records that Robert died without children.  It would also appear from the instrument of resignation that perhaps Robert Stewart should be accounted as 3rd of Glenbuckie, which might bring the generational accounting closer to that used in Stewarts of the South.  However, for now, we will preserve the generally accepted accounting as is shown here presently.

  2. Has Children Daughter STEWART , of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1535 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married her first cousin once-removed, James STEWART of Balquhidder and had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William STEWART b: BEF 1555 in Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander STEWART , 1st of Ardvorlich b: ABT 1557 in Baldorran, Campsie, Stirling, Scotland
    3. Has Children John STEWART , Ancestor of Annat b: ABT 1560 in Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children James Oig STEWART b: ABT 1562 in Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has Children Daughter STEWART , of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1538 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married Andrew STEWART , 3rd Lord Of Gartnafuaran.
  4. Has No Children Daughter STEWART b: ABT 1540 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married Alexander SHAW , of Cambusmoir.

Patrick Stewart is alleged to have had 11 illegitimate sons by unknown mothers.  These sons are reported to have all predeceased their father.  At least one of these 11 sons is known to have had surviving male issue as Branch X of Glenbuckie in Stewarts of the South descends from one of these illegitimate sons.  Of those 11 sons only the following is known:

  1. Has Children Walter STEWART , in Bailliefoile b: abt 1540 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded as a natural child.  Walter was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (see below right).  His mother is unknown.  He married an unknown woman and had one known son:
    1. Robert STEWART, Robert was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (see below right).  (This may well be the Robert who was patriarch of Branch X in Stewarts of the South.)

Duncan Stewart, 3rd (or 4th) of Glenbuckie

Duncan STEWART , 3rd (4th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1512 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married about 1540 to a Daughter of MACLAREN of Auchleskine.  The marriage of Duncan Stewart to a daughter of MacLaren of Auchleskine, chief of that name, forged a link with the old ruling house of Balquhidder, namely the MacLaren family. The new marriage alliance established itself in several holdings in the district. In King Robert II of Scotland, they shared a common ancestor.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Alexander Dubh STEWART , 4th (5th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1530 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married an unknown STEWART who was said to be his second cousin (but by which branch is not known).  Their descendants are presented below.
  2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1535 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

In 1586 the following people were all included in a bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, for the murder of John MacOlchallum Comrie. (MacGregor). 
bulletWalter Stewart in Bailliefoile (natural son of Patrick Stewart, 2nd of Glenbuckie)
bulletRobert Stewart (son of Walter Stewart in Balliefoile)
bulletAlexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie
bulletPatrick Stewart, 1st of Ledcriech (son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)
bulletDuncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie (son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)
bulletRobert Stewart of Broichie (son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)
bulletJames Stewart (son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)
bulletJohn Stewart of Voil (natural son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)
bulletWalter Stewart (natural son of Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie)

Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th (or 5th) of Glenbuckie

Alexander Dubh STEWART , 4th (5th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1530 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander Dubh Stewart, 4th of Glenbuckie, is mentioned in the following document as having participated in the murders of John and Hugh Stewart in Balquhidder: "Reg. Privy Seal. Vol.VI. No. 737. 8 Sept. 1569. Gift to Alexander Stewart in Pittareg of the escheat of numerous persons all from Balquhidder including Alexander Stewart in Gartnascrow and Andrew his son also Duncan Stewart his son, and Blak Alexander Stewart in Glenbuckie and Patrick his son, for the murder of Hugh and John Stewart, his brother, in the lands of Balquhider in December last [1568]". Alexander was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (see web site). From the MacGregor Collection: Allaster Stewart in Glenbuckie obliged himself to dispone to Duncan Campbell a bairns part of geis? Because the latter had given his protection to him his bairns and wife at Ilanran? 28th April 1586. Alexander married an unknown STEWART who was said to be his second cousin (but by which branch is not known). Alexander married an unknown STEWART who was said to be his second cousin (but by which branch is not known.)  Their common ancestor would be Walter Stewart, 1st of Baldorran, so she could be from any branch of the Stewarts of Balquhidder.  Alexander was father of:

  1. Has Children Patrick STEWART , (5th/6th of Glenbuckie) 1st of Ledcreich and Stronslany b: ABT 1550 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick sold his right and title of Glenbuckie to his younger brother, Duncan Stewart. As such, he should probably be considered in the numbering of Glenbuckie lairds, but is not usually.  He is shown so parenthetically here.  However, Stewarts of the South describes Patrick's brother, Duncan, as being "of Ledcreich" at the time of the Clearing of the Glen (see Glenfinglas Page).  Thus what appears to have happened is that Patrick and Duncan exchanged lands.  Patrick Stewart married abt 1575 to Christian DRUMMOND , Of Migrams.  He is mentioned in the following document as having participated in the murders of John and Hugh Stewart in Balquhidder: "Reg. Privy Seal. Vol.VI. No. 737. 8 Sept. 1569.  Gift to Alexander Stewart in Pittareg of the escheat of numerous persons all from Balquhidder including Alexander Stewart in Gartnascrow and Andrew his son also Duncan Stewart his son, and Blak Alexander Stewart in Glenbuckie and Patrick his son, for the murder of Hugh and John Stewart, his brother, in the lands of Balquhider in December last [1568]".  Patrick  was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right). 

    1. Patrick Stewart's descendants are presented on the Stewarts of Ledcreich Page.

  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART , 5th (or 7th) of Glenbuckie b: BEF 1552 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan was the next in succession of Glenbuckie following the sale of right and title to him by his oldest brother, Patrick Stewart. Duncan was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right).  His descendants are presented below.
  3. Has No Children Robert STEWART 1st of Broich b: ABT 1554 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right).  According to Stewart Clan Magazine he married Catharine STEWART and had a will filed 26 MAY 1604.
    1. Robert STEWART 2nd of Broich, b: ABT 1580 in Broich, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert's existence is uncertain.  There is a testament filed in the Dunblane Commissariat Records on 4 AUG 1629 for Robert Stewart in Broich.  The full text of the testament has not been researched.  The only other branch known to have resided in Broich was Ardvorlich Branch IV and they do not appear to have occupied Broich until later in the 17th century.  Thus it would seem that the Robert Stewart in Broich who died in 1629 was most likely the son of Robert Stewart of Broich who died in 1604.  It is believed that this line died out with this Robert.
  4. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1556 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right).

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Alexander Stewart, 4th Glenbuckie, had the following illegitimate children by unknown women:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART of Voil (probably Bailefuil in Strathyre) b: ABT 1558 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who is recorded in Duncan Stewart's 1739 Genealogy as illegitimate.  John was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right).  According to SCM he married Janet MCGREGOR and his will was filed on 21 DEC 1665 in Dunblane.

  2. Has No Children Walter STEWART in Broich b: ABT 1560 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records Walter's name as Patrick and his birth as illegitimate. MacGregor confirms he was a natural son. His birth mother is unknown.  Walter was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right).  According to SCM he married Margaret HALDANE and lived in Broich, Kilmadock, and his will was filed 11 NOV 1617.

Duncan Stewart, 5th (or 7th) of Glenbuckie

Deputy Royal Forester in Glen Finglas

Duncan STEWART , 5th (or 7th) of Glenbuckie, Deputy Royal Forester in Glen Finglas, b: ABT 1552 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan was the next in succession of Glenbuckie following the sale of right and title to him by his oldest brother, Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich.  However, Stewarts of the South records that, at the time of the Clearing of the Glen (see Glenfinglas Page), Duncan's son Iain Dubh was described as "of the Ledcriech Family".  Thus what appears to have happened is that Duncan and Patrick exchanged their lands later, with Duncan giving Ledcreich to Patrick and Patrick giving Glenbuckie to Duncan.  The Ardvorlich History records that prior to 1580 Duncan Stewart, son of Black Alexander of Glenbuckie, was appointed as Deputy Royal Forester in Glenfinglas.  The Royal Forester at the time was John Stewart, Constable of Doune.  Duncan was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell (above right)Stewarts of the South accounts Duncan as "9th of Glenbuckie" -- we have not been able to reconcile with Stewarts of the South's accounting.  The closest we can come is possibly "7th".  Duncan Stewart married firstly to a Daughter of CAMPBELL Of Ardkinglas, with whom he had the following son:

  1. Has Children John Dubh (Mor) STEWART , in Glen Finglas and 6th (8th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1575 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married to his second-cousin, Isabel STEWART , daughter of Alexander Stewart, 1st of Ardvorlich Their descendants are presented below.
  2. Has Children Walter STEWART, 1st of Strone and Forester of Benvenue, b: ABT 1580 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  A bond in 1622 which names the heads of most of the Balquhidder Stewarts includes: "John Dow Stewart in Glenfinglas and his brother-german, Walter".  Dow is an Anglicization of Dubh.  MacGregor suggests, and we concur, that these two brothers were sons of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  The John Dow in question is believed to refer to John Dubh Mor Stewart, rather than his illegitimate half-brother, John Dubh Beg Stewart.
    1. Walter's information and descendants are presented towards the bottom of this page under Cadet Branches: VI Branch - Clan Sliochd Walter nan Cleugh.
  3. Has Children Daughter STEWART, b: ABT 1582 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  We have no record of the existence of this daughter.  She is a theoretical suggestion only, based on the following:  About 1620, John Dubh Beag Stewart of Muirlaggan and Ledcreich (shown immediately following) who would have been a half-brother to this daughter, was partly responsible for The Clearing of Glen Finglas.  As a reward, the Glenbuckie family received a 1/4 portion of Glen Finglas.  They appear to have shared this portion equally with Alasdair Dubh nan Damh Stewart of the family of Invernahyle of Clan Appin.  It is highly unlikely that Glenbuckie would have given half of a very lucrative portion of Glen Finglas to Alasdair simply because he was a friend of the Glenbuckie family.  It seems far more likely that Alasdair married a daughter of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie (or possibly a daughter of John Dubh Mor Stewart, 6th of Glenbuckie).

Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie, married secondly to Katherine MacGregor of Inverlochlarig in Balquhidder.  Katharine was the granddaughter to Dougal Keir MacGrigor, ancestor to Innerlochlarg and Glengyle, said to be the last Cadet of the Laird of Mac-Grigor.  They had the following children.  The birth order of these children is not known for certain.  Stewarts of the South appears to set out the descendant lines in order of seniority.  We are presenting the birth order of these sons in accordance with the seniority presented in Stewarts of the South.  We do not know if it is accurate.

  1. Has Children John Dubh Beag STEWART, of Muirlaggan and Ledcreich, b: ABT 1585 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. 

    1. John's information and descendants are presented on the Glenbuckie Branch II Page: Clan Sliochd Iain Duibh Bheig.

  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1587 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland .  Stewarts of the South says "Duncan Stewart, brother to Iain Du Beg of Glenbuckie, had three sons."  Stewarts of the South makes it appear that Duncan was patriarch of III Branch, however this is now believed to be a mistaken reading.  It is now believed that he simply had "three sons" whose names are not known and who are not accounted for in Stewarts of the South.  However, it is entirely possible that those branches shown below as descending from Duncan's youngest brother, Alexander, could instead descend from a son of this Duncan, named Alexander.  Onomastics match both cases.  It is presently suggested that Duncan had the following sons:

    1. 3 sons STEWART.  MacGregor identifies Duncan's sons as "Alexander, James, and Donald" and shows Cadet Branches III, IV & V as descending from them.  Stewarts of the South indicates that these three branches descend from James and his brother Donald who were both sons of Alexander, son of Duncan.  The key question is from which Duncan do they descend?  There are two clear possibilities: 1. Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, as we presently show; or 2. Duncan, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, as MacGregor shows.  There is no sure way to tell which is correct.  One must ask which makes more sense, that a clan would name itself after the estate laird or after his third son?  Either are possible.  The first is preferred on the basis of pure logic.  However Stewarts of the South introduces Branch III with the following: "Duncan Stewart, brother to Iain Du Beg of Glenbuckie, had three sons."  This would seem to imply that Branches III, IV & V descend from Duncan, son of Duncan 5th of Glenbuckie as MacGregor shows.  At present, these three lines descending from Alexander, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie. 

  3. Has Children Alexander STEWART 1st of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1589 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  A challenging reading of Stewarts of the South seems to indicate that Alexander was patriarch of III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy or "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan"; IV Branch "Craiglevan Stewarts", a.k.a. Sliochd Dhonal mhic Alastair mhic Dhonachie, or "Children of Donald son of Alexander son of Duncan", and referred to as "Donald Stewart brother to foresaid James"; and V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts", described as descended from "James McAlistir foresaid".  Thus, these three branches descend from James and his brother Donald who were both sons of Alexander, son of Duncan.  The key question is from which Duncan do they descend?  There are two clear possibilities: 1. Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, in which case the son Alexander would be this Alexander and the James and Donald would be his sons; or 2. Duncan, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, in which case the descendant branches shown here would descend from this Alexander's brother Duncan.  There is no sure way to tell which is correct.  One must ask which makes more sense, that a clan would name itself after the estate laird or after his third son?  Either is possible.  The first is preferred on the basis of pure logic.  However Stewarts of the South introduces Branch III with the following: "Duncan Stewart, brother to Iain Du Beg of Glenbuckie, had three sons."  This would seem to imply that Branches III, IV & V descend from Duncan, son of Duncan 5th of Glenbuckie as MacGregor shows.  At present, these three lines descending from Alexander, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie.  Thus we suggest that Alexander had the following sons:

    1. Has No Children "Duncan" STEWART b: ABT 1615 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no documentary evidence to support the existence of this Duncan. He is suggested by onomastics only. If he existed at all then it is suggested that he probably died young.
    2. Has Children James mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh STEWART 2nd of Ardcheanochdan and 1st of Edraleachdach b: ABT 1620 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is tentatively accounted as 2nd of Ardcheanochdan and 1st of Edraleachdach. He went by the patronymic of "Sheumais mac Alasdair mhic Donnachaidh". James is described in Stewarts of the South as the III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy or "Children of James son of Alexander son of Duncan" and V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts", described as descended from "James McAlistir foresaid".  It is suggested that James likely resided in Ardcheanochdan on what is believed to be his family's 1/8 portion of the Glenfinglas holding. It is believed he also either inherited or acquired the estate of Edraleachdach in Upper Strathgartney and that he divided these two estates between his eldest sons.  He was the father of:
      1. Has Children Alexander STEWART 3rd of Ardcheanochdan b: ABT 1645 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
        1. Alexander's information and descendants are presented on the III Branch Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy page.
      2. Has Children Donald STEWART 2nd of Edralechdach b: ABT 1650 in Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
        1. Donald's information and descendants are presented on the V Branch "Lorrachan Stewarts" page.
    3. Has Children Donald mac Alasdair STEWART, in Craiglevan, b: ABT 1625 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland,
      1. Donald's information and descendants are presented on the IV Branch "Craiglevan Stewarts" page.
  4. Has No Children Patrick STEWART b: ABT 1591 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

John Dubh Mor Stewart, in Glenfinglas and 6th (or 8th) of Glenbuckie

John Dubh Mor STEWART , 6th (or 8th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1575 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  According to Stewarts of the South John was called "Iain Dubh Mor" ("Big Black John") to differentiate him from his younger half-brother, Iain Dubh Beg ("Little Black John").  A bond in 1622 which names the heads of most of the Balquhidder Stewarts includes: "John Dow (Mor) Stewart in Glenfinglas and his brother-german, Walter". Dow is an Anglicization of Dubh which means "black".  Gordon MacGregor suggests, and we concur, that these two brothers were sons of Duncan Stewart, 5th of Glenbuckie.  John signed the 1654 Bond of Keltney Burn along with the heads of all the other Stewart houses in Balquhidder, Athol, and Appin swearing tacit allegiance to King Charles II.  The following family is found in miscellaneous notes in the John MacGregor Collection (1905) and refers to this family: "John Dow Stewart in Glenfinglas had two sons,- James and Alexander.  James 1673 had a son named Alexander 1703 who married Mary Stewart and they had three sons – Robert Duncan and James. Alexander who was father to Duncan Stewart in Lack 1676 and grandfather to John Stewart in Glenbuckie."  The 1622 bond doesn't specify which of the two John Dubh Stewarts, Mor or Beag, was residing in Glen Finglas, however the latter reference from the John MacGregor Collection indicates that it was John Dubh Mor Stewart who resided in Glen Finglas, while John Dubh Beag resided in Muirlaggan and Lecreich.  John Dubh Mor Stewart married to his second-cousin, Isabel STEWART , daughter of Alexander Stewart 1st of Ardvorlich and had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1608 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who died without issue.
  2. Has Children Alexander STEWART , 7th (or 9th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1610 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who married about 1627 (MacGregor) to Helen CAMPBELL , Of Leeks.  Their descendants are presented below.
  3. Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 1612 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded as having issue.  The coincidence in names between James and Donald here and James and Donald mac Alasdair Stewart, shown above as sons of Alexander, son of Duncan, 5th of Glenbuckie, make it possible that there has been some confusion between the generations.
    1. Alexander STEWART, d 1703 in Glenfinglas, m Mary STEWART

      1. Robert STEWART, in Glenfinglas

      2. Duncan STEWART, in Glenfinglas

      3. James STEWART, in Glenfinglas

  4. Has Children Isabel STEWART , of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1616 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married Walter STEWART , 7th Of Gartnafuaran.
  5. Has No Children Several Daughters STEWART b: AFT 1618 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

Alexander Stewart, 7th (or 9th) of Glenbuckie

Alexander STEWART , 7th (or 9th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1610 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who married about 1627 (MacGregor) to Helen, daughter of Ewan CAMPBELL , Of Leeks (or Lix).  They had the following child:

  1. Has Children Duncan STEWART , 8th (or 10th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1630 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married to Jean daughter of John GRAHAM , Of Duchray. 
    1. Their descendants are presented below.

Duncan Stewart, 8th (or 10th) of Glenbuckie

Duncan STEWART , 8th (or 10th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1630 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married to Jean GRAHAM , Of Duchray and had the following children:

  1. Has Children John STEWART , 9th (or 11th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1665 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland who married about 1688 to Janet STEWART , Of Ardsheil. 
    1. Their descendants are presented below.
  2. Has Children Lt. Walter STEWART, in Brig O' Turk, b: ABT 1667 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  MacGregor shows him as having reached the rank of Lieutenant in the army and having issue.   Walter is mentioned in the following reference in Stewarts of the South:

    "But the nearest of them in this country is one Walter Stewart, an unworthy person, [who] was son to John Stewart, [and] was [a] tacksman [of] Wester Bridge of Turk, [belonging to the] Earl [of] Murray [in] Callander parish.  His grandfather, Walter Stewart, [was] son to Duncan Stewart, 12th of Glenbuckie (sic -- by our accounting this would actually be a reference to Duncan Stewart, 8th of Glenbuckie, who married Jean Graham of Duchray) [and Duncan's wife, who was] a daughter to Graham of Dochry.  He was, some years ago, turned out of that farm for some misconduct or other.  His mother (sic. grandmother) was of Balchallan.  It was for the small crime of cutting an oak tree [that] he was turned out and he denied the charge, but it was proven and no argument would prevail with the Earl of Murray to let him stay because of not letting the truth.  But other people were undermining him.  He had one eighth of Glenfinglas.  He is now a poor cottager -- a real contrast of his progenitors, which shows the uncertainty of human affairs.  He has four sons."

    Alison Mitchell's MI transcriptions read: "Laedere Noli. Lieut. Walter Stewart, wife Agnes Stewart 8.1.1756, age 80, by son John, 1760."  (It is believed that the 1756 death is Agnes' and the 1760 reference is to the death of Walter.)  Stewarts of the South records that Walter's son John married a daughter of Stewart of Ballachallan, but no such daughter can be found. However Walter's wife, Agnes, is a near exact match for a daughter of Duncan Stewart, 1st of Ballachallan. It is therefore suggested that Stewarts of the South was off by one generation and that it was actually Walter who married a Stewart of Ballachallan.  Thus we suggest that Walter married Agnes STEWART, daughter of Duncan Stewart, 1st of Ballachallan.  They had the following children:

    1. Duncan STEWART, b ABT 1695, suggested by onomastics. He presumably died young.
    2. Has Children John STEWART , of Brig o' Turk b: ABT 1700 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, who was a tacksman at Brig o' Turk and one of the eight portioners of Glenfinglas who was involved in The Glen Affair in 1755 but was deceased by the time of the Appeal in 1772 and was represented by his "only son and heir" Walter.  Stewarts of the South incorrectly reports that John married "a woman of Balachallan", when it was actually his father who married a Ballachallan.  He had the following lawful son and natural daughter:
      1. Has Children Walter STEWART , in Brig o' Turk b: ABT 1730 in Brig o' Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. 

        Possible births

        John STEWART and Janet GRAHAME-alias-MCGRIGOR in Auchnahaird

        1. Walter STEWART, b/b 22 OCT 1733 in Auchnahaird (only child of this couple)

        Walter is described in Stewarts of the South as:

        "But the nearest of them in this country is one Walter Stewart, an unworthy person, [who] was son to John Stewart, [and] was [a] tacksman [of] Wester Bridge of Turk, [belonging to the] Earl [of] Murray [in] Callander parish.  His grandfather, Walter Stewart, [was] son to Duncan Stewart, 12th of Glenbuckie (sic -- by our accounting this would actually be a reference to Duncan Stewart, 8th of Glenbuckie, who married Jean Graham of Duchray) [and Duncan's wife, who was] a daughter to Graham of Dochry.  He was, some years ago, turned out of that farm for some misconduct or other.  His mother (sic. grandmother) was of Balchallan.  It was for the small crime of cutting an oak tree [that] he was turned out and he denied the charge, but it was proven and no argument would prevail with the Earl of Murray to let him stay because of not letting the truth.  But other people were undermining him.  He had one eighth of Glenfinglas.  He is now a poor cottager -- a real contrast of his progenitors, which shows the uncertainty of human affairs.  He has four sons."

        Walter succeeded his father as a tacksman at Brig o' Turk.  He was expelled from the lands by the Earl of Moray for cutting down an oak tree without permission.  MacGregor records that he thereafter lived in reduced circumstances as a cottar in Glenfinglas.  Stewarts of the South records: "He was, some years ago, turned out of that farm for some misconduct or other.  His mother was of Balchallan. (sic. Actually his grandmother was of Ballachallan.)  It was for the small crime of cutting an oak tree [that] he was turned out and he denied the charge, but it was proven and no argument would prevail with the Earl of Murray to let him stay because of not letting the truth.  But other people were undermining him.  He had one eighth of Glenfinglas.  He is now a poor cottager -- a real contrast of his progenitors, which shows the uncertainty of human affairs."  Stewarts of the South records that he had four sons but does not mention their names:

        1. Son STEWART
        2. Son STEWART
        3. Son STEWART
        4. Son STEWART
      2. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b/b 18/18 MAY 1750 in Wester Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was a natural daughter by Effie MacCallum. (Father: "John Stewart, Tacksman of Wester Bridge of Turk")
  3. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Tomnasai b: ABT 1669 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander Stewart, son to the said Duncan Stewart of Glenbuckie & Graham of Dochry's daughter. [Alexander] was Tacksman of Tomnasai near the Kirkton of Balquhidder [on] Sir John McGregor's estate, of which he was dispossessed some time before his death, by one Ronald McGregor a son to Rob Roy, when the forfeited estates were in the hands of the Barons of the Exchequer." As Alexander's property of Tomnasai is referred to as being among the forfeited estates, this would confirm that Alexander was a Jacobite.

    Alexander is also listed in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for the cemetery at Brig O' Turk: "26 table stone (next to 25) DS 1786. IC. Pelican plucking its breast, on her nest. Alexander STEWART, brother John STEWART of Glenbucky, first son Duncan, 6 JUN 1760, age 68 (by sons Alexander, John, Duncan)." This entry requires some interpretation: Duncan Stewart is the one who died on 6 JUN 1760 at age 68. The stone is placed by his sons, Alexander, John and Duncan. The deceased Duncan was the son of (this) Alexander Stewart (of Tomnasai), who was in turn the brother of John Stewart of Glenbuckie. Furthermore, the initials "IC" are likely the initials of Duncan's wife.

    Stewarts of the South goes on to say that Alexander left three sons, and appears to identify these sons as Alexander, David, and John, who are described in some detail. However, the descriptions given are impossible to reconcile chronologically with the likely ages of Alexander's sons. And the information given by Mitchell (above) would indicate that Alexander, David and John are actually the present representatives of the family, not the sons of Alexander. As Mitchell refers to Alexander's son, Duncan, as his "first" son, then we can presume that Stewarts of the South is correct that Alexander had three sons, and that it is a coincidence that his son Duncan also had three sons.  Alexander's wife is unknown.  He was father of the following:

    1. Has Children Duncan STEWART , in Brig O' Turk b: 1692 in Tomnasai, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is listed in Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for the cemetery at Brig O' Turk: "26 table stone (next to 25) DS 1786. IC. Pelican plucking its breast, on her nest. Alexander STEWART, brother John STEWART of Glenbucky, first son Duncan, 6 JUN 1760, age 68 (by sons Alexander, John, Duncan)." This entry requires some interpretation: Duncan Stewart is the one who died on 6 JUN 1760 at age 68. The stone is placed by his sons, Alexander, John and Duncan. It is important to note that Duncan is described as "first son", thus we can conclude that Duncan had younger brothers, who are presently unknown to us.  As Duncan is buried in Brig O' Turk cemetery, we believe he is the same Duncan Stewart who married on 23 JUL 1716 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Scotland and had the following family in Brig O' Turk (however these relationships are unconfirmed):
      1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 19 MAR 1720 in Wester Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: 18 JAN 1722 in Easter Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has Children Alexander STEWART b: 23 JUN 1724 in Easter Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Alexander was a servant to the Queen of Denmark, daughter to George II, and had a pension. He left one son." Belinda Dettman comments: "The "Queen of Denmark" was Queen Louise, daughter of George II, and she was born 1724, married 1743, died 1751. So presumably Alexander Stewart would have been her servant between 1743-51."

        Alexander is also listed in Mitchell's MIs as one of the three sons of Duncan who placed a stone in Brig O' Turk cemetery in memory of their father: "From Brig O' Turk Cemetery, 26 table stone (next to 25) DS 1786. IC. Pelican plucking its breast, on her nest. Alexander STEWART, brother John STEWART of Glenbucky, first son Duncan, 6 JUN 1760, age 68 (by sons Alexander, John, Duncan)".  Alexander is recorded in Stewarts of the South as having one son who is not named.  Onomastics would suggest that his name was probably "Duncan":

        1. Has No Children "Duncan" STEWART b: ABT 1760 in Brig O' Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  "Duncan's" real name is not known for sure. His father is described in Stewarts of the South as having one son, who would presumably be named after the paternal grandfather, Duncan. Stewarts of the South indicates that "Duncan" was "reared up and educated" by his uncle John Stewart. This would suggest that "Duncan's" father died when "Duncan" was young.
      4. Has No Children Jannet STEWART b: 16 NOV 1726 in Easter Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 6 MAR 1729 in Easter Bridge of Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South or in Mitchell's MIs, so it is presumed that he died young.
      6. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1732 in Brig O' Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  No birth record has been found for John. He is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John resided in Callander. [He] was a gentleman's servant and became door keeper to the Secretary of State's Office, in the time of the Honourable Henry Dundas and Mr Pit's administration. [He] has a pension of £80 a year. He was a great favourite of [Henry Dundas,] Lord Melville and Mr. Pit. He has no family. And for all that this man traveled through Europe, his morals were not corrupted, nor his good manners were changed from what they should be, nor from what becomes an honest man. He is loved and respected by all his friends and acquaintances. He rears up and educates his brother's son as a gentleman." Henry Dundas lived 1742-1811 and served in Parliament 1774-1805. So John was presumably serving as doorward ca. 1774-1805.
        John is also listed in Mitchell's MIs as one of the three sons of Duncan who placed a stone in Brig O' Turk cemetery in memory of their father: "From Brig O' Turk Cemetery, 26 table stone (next to 25) DS 1786. IC. Pelican plucking its breast, on her nest. Alexander STEWART, brother John STEWART of Glenbucky, first son Duncan, 6 JUN 1760, age 68 (by sons Alexander, John, Duncan)".
      7. Has No Children Duncan/David STEWART b: ABT 1735 in Brig O' Turk, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "David died unmarried had no children". (David is a substitute name for Duncan.) Duncan is also listed in Mitchell's MIs as one of the three sons of Duncan who placed a stone in Brig O' Turk cemetery in memory of their father: "From Brig O' Turk Cemetery, 26 table stone (next to 25) DS 1786. IC. Pelican plucking its breast, on her nest. Alexander STEWART, brother John STEWART of Glenbucky, first son Duncan, 6 JUN 1760, age 68 (by sons Alexander, John, Duncan)". It is suggested that the "DS 1786" reference may refer to this Duncan Stewart ("DS") and his date of death, 1786, as a later addition to the stone.
    2. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1695 in Tomnasai, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Tomnasai, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has Children Patrick STEWART in Glenbuckie b: ABT 1671 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married an unknown woman and had the following children:
    1. Has Children Christian STEWART b: 5 FEB 1690/91 in Moneydie or Callandar, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married William STEWART, 4th of Balmenoch, a cadet branch of the Ardvorlich Stewarts.  They had the following children who are more fully accounted on the Ardvorlich Page:
      1. Has Children Robert STEWART , 7th of Ardvorlich b: ABT 20 NOV 1707 in Balmenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 3 NOV 1709 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1712 in Balmenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Dougald STEWART b: ABT 1715 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: ABT 9 MAR 1717/18 in Balmenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 26 SEP 1723 in Balmenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: ABT MAR 1725/26 in Balmenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Patrick STEWART b: ABT 26 FEB 1727/28 in Balemenoch, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Other children who settled in London.

Duncan had the following natural son with an unknown mistress:

  1. Has Children Donald STEWART in Duncragan, b abt 1660 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He was a natural son by an unknown mother.  His existence is inferred from the following reference in Stewarts of the South: "Alastir mac Dhoal (it is believed that "Dhoal" is actually Domhnall, or Donald in English), [a] tacksman of Duncragan [in] Callander parish, [on the Earl of] Perth's estate, [which] now [belongs to] Sir Patrick Murray of Auchtertyre.  [Alastir] was of a bastard line."

    1. Has Children Alexander mac Dhoal STEWART , in Duncragan b: ABT 1720 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, a tacksman in Duncragan, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  His existence is inferred from the preceding reference.  Stewarts of the South records that he had two sons:
      1. Son STEWART, a bleacher [in the] new town of Campsie.  According to Stewarts of the South he had sons.
      2. Son STEWART, the other at Bonill Levenside [in] Dumbartonshire.  According to Stewarts of the South he had sons.

Research Leads

Robert STEWART, b. 1705, d. 1785, age 80. m. 15 JUL 1738 in Callander to Mary STEWART, b. 1718, d. 1745, age 27.  Gravestone placed by son Alexander and his wife Janet Stewart.  IGI reveals the following additional children:

  1. Catherine STEWART, b/bap. 19/23 MAY 1742 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. James STEWART, b/bap. 01/05 AUG 1744 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Alexander STEWART, (no birth record) m. Janet Stewart (too many possible IGI matches to choose a likely candidate).

Walter STEWART and Isabel MCFARLAN

  1. Mary STEWART, b/b 14/18 JUN 1723 in Bridge of Turk Easter
  2. Isabel STEWART, b/b 25/29 APR 1725 in "
  3. Jean, twin of Isabel

Walter STEWART (sic may be McFarlane) and Catharine STEWART

  1. Anne STEWART, b/b 11/14 MAR 1740 in Bridge of Turk (IGI says 1740)

Walter STEWART and Polly MCGREGOR

  1. John STEWART, born 20 NOV 1800 in Bridge of Turk
  2. Anne STEWART, born 12 JUL 1802 in ditto
  3. Bell STEWART, born 9 FEB 1804 in ditto
  4. Walter STEWART, born 19 APR 1806 in ditto

Donald STEWART and Nancy STEWART in Cragen

  1. Janet STEWART, b/b 15/16 FEB 1729 in Cragen (Donald deceased.  Walter Stewart, Brig o Turk sponsor)

John Stewart, 9th (or 11th) of Glenbuckie

John STEWART , 9th (or 11th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1665 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland who married about 1688 to Janet STEWART, daughter of John Stewart, 3rd of Ardsheil (Clan Appin) and had the following children:

  1. Has Children Alexander STEWART , 10th (or 12th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1690 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded in Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) as currently of Glenbuckie. Recorded as having issue.  MacGregor reports that he died either of suicide, or was murdered by James Mor MacGregor at the outbreak of the Jacobite uprising in 1745.  His details continue below.
  2. Has Children Duncan STEWART, in Lettir of Strathgartney b: ABT 1692 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married in 1730 to Grissell DRUMMOND , Of Colquhalzie and had the following children:
    1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 27 APR 1731 in Lettir of Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 18 JUN 1732 in Lettir of Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 18 APR 1734 in Lettir of Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: 2 DEC 1735 in Lettir of Strathgartney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: ABT 1695 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married Robert MACGREGOR-alias-GRAHAM , Of Glengyle.  They had issue.
  4. Has Children Donald/Daniel STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewarts of the South Daniel was an apprentice to James Tod, a merchant in Edinburgh.  He married to Jean ERSKINE, although no record of their marriage has been found.  (An LDS member submission wrongly shows Donald/Daniel as bap 1720 in Edinburgh, son of Daniel Stewart and Margaret Chartres.  Said Daniel would be only 15 when his first daughter was born -- far too young to be correct.)  Daniel and Jean had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Catharine Ann STEWART b: ABT 25 AUG 1735 in St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    2. Has Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 8 JAN 1739 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  Alexander's marriage and children shown here are according to an LDS member submission. This information has not been verified by the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group.  Alexander married ABT 1762 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland to Jean DEMPSTER b: ABT 1740 in Scotland.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children John STUART b: ABT 1 DEC 1763 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Diana STUART b: ABT 16 FEB 1766 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Helen STUART b: ABT 23 DEC 1768 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      4. Has No Children James STUART b: ABT 4 APR 1770 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  James is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1779.
      5. Has No Children Alexander STUART b: ABT 2 JUN 1771 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Archibald STUART b: ABT 2 JUN 1771 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      7. Has No Children William STUART b: ABT 24 MAR 1774 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Francis STUART b: ABT 20 MAY 1777 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      9. Has No Children James STUART b: ABT 4 APR 1779 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 6 APR 1740 in Kilmahog, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Callander OPR entry for Janet's baptism specifies that her father was "Daniel Stewart, brother german to the laird of Glenbucky."
    4. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: ABT 2 JUN 1746 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Alexander Stewart, 10th (or 12th) of Glenbuckie

The Framing of Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior for the Murder of Alexander Stewart, 10th of Glenbuckie

The case of Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior is so very singular, and attended with such odd unaccountable circumstances, that an exact narrative of it ought to be preserved, which is as follows:

Whilst imprisoned in Stirling Castle, the Commanding Officer looking upon the evidence against Arnprior to be very thin, and not imagining Arnprior to be in any danger at all, allowed him to full liberty of the Castle, to walk up and down as he pleased, without keeping a strict eye over him.

When several prisoners were ordered from Stirling Castle to Carlisle, Arnprior was appointed to be one of that number.

Captain James Thomson and Lieutenant Archibald Campbell had the command of the party that guarded the prisoners in their journey. These officers knowing well the case of Mr Buchanan, and having witnessed the usage he had met with in Stirling Castle, treated him in a quite different manner from the other prisoners.

In the forenoon, as if he had been only a fellow-traveller, they would have desired him to ride forwards to bespeak dinner at a proper place, and to have it ready for them against the time they should turn up.

In the afternoon they also desired him to ride on and take up night quarters and to order supper for them, and all this without any command attending him. Had he wanted to, this gave him several opportunities every day of making his escape had he thought his life was at risk in the issue of a trial, besides, the officers would not have indulged him such liberties had they imagined any danger in his case.

When the prisoners arrived at Carlisle, Arnprior, much to his own surprise and that of the foresaid officers, was immediately ordered into a dungeon and clapped into irons.

Finding himself in this situation and dreading the worst from this harsh usage, he sent for Captain Thomson, who very readily came to him. After some conversation about the unexpected treatment, Captain Thomson, without loss of time, honestly represented the whole affair to the commanding officer, who said he was heartily sorry for the gentleman, but that it was not in his power to do him any service, because the Solicitor General was now in Carlisle.

Captain Thomson did not stop here, but like one of genorosity and compassion, went directly to the Solicitor General for him to consider and allow the gentleman a more easy and comfortable confinement.

The Solicitor General told him he knew there were more Buchanans than one among the prisoners and asked the Captain if he knew the Christian name of the Mr Buchanan he meant. The Captain didn't know the Christian name. Upon this, the Solicitor General pulled a list of names from his pocket, and after looking it over, he asked the Captain if Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior was the person whose case he was representing. That is the name of the gentleman replied the Captain.

The Solicitor General replied by saying pray, Sir, give yourself no more trouble about that gentleman. I shall take care of him. I have particular orders about him, for he must suffer.

This unaccountable speech from such a mouth about one neither convicted or tried surprised the Captain not a little and made him walk off without insisting any more, to tell Arnprior the result of what had passed, in the softest manner he could.

This narrative was given by Lieutenant Archibald Campbell, after the execution of Arnprior, to several persons in Edinburgh and particularly to the Rev. Laurence Drummond.

When Arnprior was brought to trial, not a single overt act was proved against him. An unsubscribed letter was produced in the court which had been intercepted in going to the Highland Army, and several persons, particularly Commissary Finlayson in Stirling, gave their affidavits that it was the handwriting of Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior.

Upon this, the jury without hesitation or scruple brought him in guilty.

After sentence of death was pronounced against him, so little did people imagine that he would suffer, that he was prevailed upon to send an express to London in order to give a true and exact representation of his case, not doubting this would be sufficient to obtain a reprieve from a verdict and sentence upon such light grounds, but all to no purpose.

Arnprior was destined to destruction by his enemies, and accordingly suffered death at Carlisle.

This letter was written at Penrith, by the Church of Scotland Minister after a conversation with Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior concerning the murder of Stewart of Glenbuckie.

On the 18th October, Mr Francis Buchanan of Arnprior, after he was taken from prison returned again and spoke to me the following words:

As I have obtained a few minutes longer to stay here I desire to spend them with you in prayer and conversation.

After prayers, he proceeded and said: I am much obliged to Mr Wilson (who was one of the clergymen of the Cathedral) for suggesting one thing I forgot to speak of, being conscious of my own innocence. Mr Wilson says my being slandered with the murder of Mr Stewart of Glenbuckie did me harm on my trial.

Now I take this opportunity to declare publicly, to you and my fellow prisoners that Glenbuckie and I lived many years in close friendship together, and altho' he was found dead in my house, yet, upon the word of a dying man, I declare, I myself had no hand in his death, nor do I know any other person that had. And I am persuaded I can likewise answer for everyone of my servants, since all of them were aquainted with and had a particular love to that gentleman. So that I declare it to be my opinion that he was the occasion of his own death.

Robert Lyon, A.M.
priest of the persecuted and afflicted,
Church of Scotland.

Source: The Lyon in Mourning - or a Collection of Speeches, Letter, Journals, etc. Relative to the Affairs of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by The Rev. Robert Forbes, A.M., Bishop of Ross and Caithness, 1746-1775, University Press by T. and A. Constable for the Scottish History Society, Edinburgh, 1895. Submitted by John Rae.

Alexander STEWART , 10th (12th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1690 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded in Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) as "currently of Glenbuckie". Recorded as having issue.  Alexander was a Jacobite who served in the Duke of Perth's Regiment.  MacGregor reports that he died either of suicide, or was murdered by James Mor MacGregor at the outbreak of the Jacobite uprising in 1745. 

Fellow Researcher, Kelsey Williams, submits the following regarding Alexander Stewart:

The following document gives a more precise account of his death: "Journal of the Clan of MacGregor and Transactions of the year 1745, from the Braes of Balquhidder, till they returned" by Mr Duncan MacGregor: "Glenbuckie went with him (Arnprior) to Leny, that night [7-8 Sep 1745], and shot himself before the morning. . . the Stewarts got him coffined, set off with him on their shoulders and got him tombed that night [8 Sep 1745], and they never joined us more." From: Amelia Georgiana Murray MacGregor, History of the Clan Gregor, from public records and private collections, 2v. (Edinburgh: W. Brown, 1898-1901), II: 365.

Fellow Researcher John Rae: Following the murder of Alexander Stewart of Glenbuckie, Francis Buchanan of Arnprior was falsely accused and taken prisoner at Leny House by Capt. James Dunbar of the militia and committed to Stirling castle for suspicion of murder.  He was later transferred to Carlisle and executed on 18 OCT 1746, the same day he spoke with Rev. Robert Lyon.  The bizarre account of his demise is presented at the right.

Alexander Stewart married on 23 JAN 1724 in the Episcopal church in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet DRUMMOND , Of Culcheilly.  They had the following children:

  1.     Duncan STEWART , 11th (or 13th) of Glenbuckie b: 5 DEC 1724 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewarts of the South, Duncan died from the consumption without issue.  According to www.stirnet.com, Duncan married to Susannah CAMPBELL, daughter of Capt. Duncan Campbell, 6th of Kilberry.  According to Stirnet, she died in 1794 with no children -- consistent with the description from Stewarts of the South.

  2. Has No Children Alexander STEWART , 12th (or 14th) of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1725 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He succeeded his elder brother and sold the lands of Glenbuckie to his brother-in-law, John Stewart of Benmore (above).  He also died of consumption without issue.
  3. Has No Children John STEWART b: 24 DEC 1725 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland who died young.
  4. Has No Children Dr. David STEWART in Auchnahard b: 22 FEB 1726/27 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Dr. David Stewart was forced to flee from Scotland for his participation in the 1745 Jacobite uprising. He fled to France and was later able to return, whence he became a tacksman in Glenfinglas. He had no children.  Stewarts of the South says: "[He] resided at Auchnard (Auchnahard) [and] had one half of Glenmain in Glenfinglas as a grazing place.  [He also] had Brenchoil in tack, as his predecessors had it, after the Earl of Murray purchased it.  Although he was too free with the bottle, he was in the way of redeeming Glenbuckie from his brother-in-law, [John Stewart of] Benmore, and intended to go to court [against a?] lady of the name of Stewart in our country, whose name I shall not mention here. (A reference to Elizabeth Stewart of Benmore, sister of John Stewart of Benmore, see below.)   Some years before he died, he went to Dunibuzzle to the Earl of Murray and drew a new lease of Glenfinglas.  The tenants were afraid he would take the whole [property] in his own hand, but he brought a separate tack.  Some friends said to him [that] they would not use him so, if they had in in their power.  He answered, 'Compare me not to such men.'"  Stewarts of the South records that David had no lawful children but that he did have several natural children who all died before him.

    1. Several natural children who all predeceased him.
  5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 16 JUN 1728 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South records that she married Cameron of Lundabhar.

  6. Has No Children Walter STEWART in Glaschoil b: 14 MAY 1729 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South says: "[He was a] tacksman of Glaschoil [on the] south side of Loch Catherine [in the] [Lordship] of Monteith, [which] now [belongs to the] Duke of Montrose in Aberfoil parish.  [Walter] died some years before David and had no family."

  7. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 04 May 1731 in Breanchoil, Lochcatrineside, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland who married on 8 AUG 1752 to John STEWART of Benmore and 13th of Glenbuckie.  He bought the lands of Glenbuckie from his ailing bother-in-law, Alexander Stewart, 12th of Glenbuckie. John and Mary had no children. From here, the lands of Glenbuckie passed into the hands of the Stewarts of Benmore (see below).  Stewarts of the South records that she married secondly to Cameron of Callard.  MacGregor records that they died without issue.

Benmore Stewarts of Glenbuckie

At this point the estate of Glenbuckie became the property of the Stewarts of Benmore.  They were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Appin and were no blood relation to the Glenbuckie family.  The remaining and living rightful heirs of the original Glenbuckie family vehemently contested the sale of the estate after the fact, but failed to reclaim their former estate.  The story of the transfer of the Glenbuckie estate from the Glenbuckie family to the Benmore family is a messy and complicated affair.  The author of Stewarts of the South tells the whole tale in great detail below.  Further below we have presented the family of Benmore in tree-form in order to help you follow who's who and the complicated passing of the estate.

The Sale of Glenbuckie to Benmore

As told by Capt. James Stewart in Stewarts of the South


Benmore (shown at the red circle) and its proximity to Balquhidder and Glen Buckie
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John Stewart [the younger] of Benmore, after his father's death, married the oldest daughter of Alexander Stewart of Glenbuckie.  [She was also] sister to Duncan Stewart of [ditto] (Glenbuckie) who was murder[ed] in Lenny house [in] the year [17]45.  Alexander Stewart who sold Glenbuckie and his brother, David Stewart, surgeon in France.... (The next sentence does not seem to follow.)

Walter Stewart, [youngest son of Alexander Stewart, 10th of Glenbuckie,] tacksman of Glaschoil, Aberfoil parish, [in the] Ldp (Lordship) of Monteith.  The [Glenbuckie] estate of this friendly and hospitable family was sold by [his brother] Alexander Stewart of [ditto] (12th of Glenbuckie), being a weak and sickly person, to John Stewart of Benmore, his brother-in-law, upon account of [Alexander's] fear [that] his brother David, who was thought extravagant, when [the estate] would come to his hand, would sell it to strangers. 

[John Stewart of] Benmore sold his own [Benmore] estate to [the] Breadalbane family and thought to get an overprice and bought Glenbuckie - from his brother-in-law, Alexander.  [John] purchased the half of another farm called Blarcrioch [in the] Braes of Balquhidder, [which is] now the property of the late Rev'd Duncan Stewart, minister, from MacGregor of Glengoil, (otherwise [known as] MacDhuilcheir, Sir Gregor McGregor, a great grandfather). 

John [Stewart] of Benmore died without issue and [his sister], Betty, became heir of Glenbuckie, [she] being [John's] father and mother's daughter. (Meaning that Betty was John's full sister.)  It is said that it was [John's] intention to leave the estate to his [half-] brother, Capt Duncan Stewart, the present Glenbuckie, but was advised by some friends from doing it and he died intestate.  (This was told me by the Captain's mother, the deceased Mr Alexander Macnab of Iniseoain, Glendochard.  [She] told me that the only portion left Capt Stewart and his sister was £150 each and money was never better managed by a trustee than that was managed by Iniseoan for his sister's children.)

Betty [Stewart, sister of John Stewart of Benmore] married one David Stewart of the Stewarts of Glenogle, Cloichglas, or Hyndfield, -- a branch of those Garnafuaran, or Sliochd an Toighbhaoil ("Children of the House of Voil". The meaning of "Voil" is unknown, but presumably refers to Loch Voil).  Glenogle is a part of the estate of Breadalbane, Balquhidder parish. 

(David Stewart of Craig Ruidh, Balquhidder, sold [Craig Ruidh] to one Maclaren.  Again it was sold to Macnab of MacNab.  Now [it has been sold] to one Macdonald from Glenlyon. David Stewart's father had once Monachill Mor and Monachill Beg [in the] Braes of Balquhidder, now the property of Miss MacNab, grand-daughter to Archibald MacNab of Newton, as mentioned above.)

David [Stewart of Craig Ruidh, husband of Betty Stewart of Benmore, Heiress of Glenbuckie], by the extravagance of his wife, Betty, was under the necessity of enlisting as a single soldier, being but a simple good natured man and servant for seven years [to?] the late Revd Mr Maclaggan [of] Blair Athol in the 42d Regiment.  After his return home rents were higher and his circumstances became more easy.  And by his simplicity and short sight, he sold Wester Invernenty, Braes of Balquhidder, to the late Rev Mr Stewart whose son hath it yet also sold Blarchrich, Braes of Balquhidder, to the late worthy Capt Robert Fergusson of Stronvar.  The Reverend Dunn Stewart bought Blarcroich from Capt R Fergusson's nephew, the present Provost of Cupar in Fife - which farms his estate with Wester Invernenty, Braes of Balquhidder, now the property of his son Capt Alexander Stewart of Strathgarry in Athol, of the East India Company.  Mr Stewart, [the] minister, was called by many "covetous and greedy", [but] I thought this was not justice to his character.  I believe he was a friendly and honourable gentleman.  Many who slandered him would wish him back again.

When David Stewart of Craigruigh (Craig Ruidh) married Betty Stewart what he got by her would be now as good as seven or eight hundred pounds per annum.  After [David's] death his son, John Stewart, late Glenbuckie, took loose reins altogether and was like to go through all. (That is, John was likely to waste his mother's estate's wealth.)  [John's] mother, Betty, by the advice of Miss Annie Stewart, [Capt. Duncan Stewart's and her own] sister bound herself under the tutorage of [the following people:] her [half-] brother Capt Duncan Stewart, William Stewart of Ardvorlich, Commissary MacPhillip [of] Stirling, and the Revd Duncan Stewart of Balquhidder.  [Betty bound herself under the tutorage of these men] as Capt Stewart had an eye in the estate [and] never took any steps to clear the debt after the death of The Revd Mr Stewart & Commissary MacPhillip, which would not permit of any misconduct.  [Capt. Duncan Stewart] withdrew himself from the Trusteeship [and] the estate was advertised for sale and Capt Stewart bought it for £12500, which was thought undervalue[d] at that time.  If one farm [could have been] sold the debt might [have been] be paid and the rest [of Glenbuckie] reserved. 

After the sale of [Glenbuckie], the late John Stewart of Glenbuckie [son of Betty Stewart of Benmore and David Stewart of Craig Ruidh] was turned out of his maternal estate and the farm occupied by himself was let to his own tenants, which he thought more cruel than the selling of the estate itself.  ( [This would be] the same as if Mr Duncan MacDiarmid would take your worthy father's place at Conichan.  You know whither ingratitude he ought to do it.)  But Glenbuckie Farmers shall never get such a good master.  [John] offered [his uncle, Capt. Duncan Stewart] as much rent for his residing farm (that is, the farm where John was residing) as any other would give to his uncle, but was turned off, which he thought harder than selling the estate.

Whatsoever the conduct of low unprincipled villains is where no good can be expected. I think this is a slur upon this prosperous namesake of ours.  This is the truth not a word being aggravated but rich people can justify their deeds whither right or wrong.

The prosperous Capt [Duncan] Stewart bought again, from Sir John McGregor for £4000, Glendubh, that was in the centre of the hills of Glenbuckie - then the grazing place of Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, rent £200 per annum.  Again bought from John Fergusson of Stronvar owing to some mismanagement in business the estate of Stronvar in Balquhidder joining his own of Glenbuckie for twelve thousand five hundred pounds - a dear purchase. 

(Those Fergussons came of a low degree.  The Revd Mr Finlay Fergusson's father was a Smith in Lagga maolin ("Little hollow of the bald man [or tonsured man, or priest]") in Athol.  But they were worthy and respectable people in this part of the world. [The man who was] grandfather to [the present occupant of] Middlehaugh, who was married to [the daughter of] Mr Dun MacDiarmid in Conichan, was brother to Mr Finlay Fergusson.  Before him, Middlehaugh was possessed by a branch of the Stewart[s] of Urachill Beg in Athol.  Stronvar was possessed by one Stewart Hyndfield of [the] Gartnafuaran family [in] Balquhidder.)

Before Mr Fergusson got it last year, Capt Stewart [bought] Easter Invernenty from MacNab of MacNab for £2500. [Capt. Stewart] wants only one farm of a whole countryside.  His rents amount to ten or eleven hundred pounds [from his Balquhidder estate], besides his estate in Kintyre [which are] £500 per annum.  He improves his estates and [he has] but little debt which he can easily pay.  And if Capt Stewart shall live any time, in all probability he shall buy the small estate left by the Revd Mr Stewart, which, annexed to the present estate, will form one of the [most complete] in the Highlands of Perth.

John Stewart of Benmore, 13th of Glenbuckie

Capt. John Glas STEWART of Benmore (of the family of Coll of Appin), described as "brother of Acharn and cousin and brother in law of Stewart of Ardsheal was a Captain in the Appin Regiment and fell at Culloden."  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "descended of the family of Ardsheil, the most respectable Branch of Appin Stewarts.  He was know by the name of Iain Glac (sic "Glas") mhac Iain mhic Alastair.  (John "The Grey", son of John, grandson of Alexander.)  [John] gathered his substance by cattle dealing, brewing whisky, and by other pieces of industry.  [He] purchased Benmore in Glendochard from Drummond of Perth.  [It was] formerly the property of Campbell of Coirchaorach of the same place, also Campbell of Licks [in] Killin parish." 

Capt. John Glas Stewart's paternal ancestry from the Stewarts of Appin is shown here in brief:

  1. John Stewart, 4th of Appin
    1. John Stewart, 1st of Ardsheal
      1. Duncan Stewart, 2nd of Ardsheal
        1. Alexander Stewart, Ancestor of the Stewarts of Coll
          1. John Stewart of Coll
            1. Capt. John Glas Stewart of Benmore.  His children are presented immediately below:

Capt. John Glas Stewart married firstly to his 3rd-cousin Margaret Stewart, b. ca 1700, dtr of John Stewart, 4th of Ardsheal.  They had the following children:

  1. John STEWART of Benmore, 13th of Glenbuckie, b. ABT 1725 in Benmore, Glendochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married on 8 AUG 1752 to Mary STEWART, daughter of Alexander Stewart, 10th of Glenbuckie (above), and purchased the estate of Glenbuckie from his wife's ailing brother, Alexander, 12th of Glenbuckie.  Thus John Stewart became 13th of Glenbuckie.  They had no children.  Upon John's death, the estate of Glenbuckie passed to his sister, Elizabeth.
  2. Elizabeth STEWART, Heiress of Glenbuckie, b. ABT 1730 in Benmore, Glendochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland.  When her full brother John died she inherited Glenbuckie.  According to Stewarts of the South, Betty married David STEWART, 1st of Clach Glas & 3rd of Craigrui of the Stewarts of Glenogle, although no record of their marriage has been found.  Thus David Stewart, 1st of Clach Glas & 3rd of Craigrui became 14th of GlenbuckieWhen she died Glenbuckie passed laterally to her half-brother, Capt. Duncan Stewart (below).  Meanwhile, Dr. David Stewart in Auchnahard, son of Alexander Stewart, 10th of Glenbuckie, attempted unsuccessfully to reclaim Glenbuckie.  So reviled was Elizabeth for her part in swindling the estate of Glenbuckie away from its lawful heirs that the author of Stewarts of the South described her as "a daughter named Betty, a half idiot, [who] succeed her brother in the estate being heir-at-law" and later in the document could only bring himself to refer to her as "a lady of the name of Stewart in our country, whose name I shall not mention here."  They had the following children:

    1. Janet STEWART, b. ABT 12 NOV 1768 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She presumably died young prior to the birth of her same-named sister.

    2. John STEWART, b. ABT 23 MAR 1770 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He presumably died as an infant.

    3. Margaret STEWART, b. ABT 4 JUN 1771 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

    4. Has Children John STEWART, 15th of Glenbuckie, b. ABT 19 AUG 1772 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John Stewart inherited Glenbuckie from his mother.  However his uncle, Capt. Duncan Stewart successfully challenged for the estate and upon winning, he had John evicted from the property.  See above for more details.  John had two natural children and three lawful daughters by his wife, Mary Stewart.  John Stewart married "clandestinely" on 30 NOV 1805 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary STEWART of the Drumvaich branch of the Annat family.  Mary's mother was second cousin to Gen. Robert Stuart of Rait

      1. Robert STEWART, b. ABT 18 OCT 1798 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, a natural child by Mary Stewart in Lechdanscriddan (not the same Mary Stewart whom he later married).  According to the Annat Tree, Robert immigrated to the United States where he died. It is not known how old he was when he died nor whether or not he had a family, though the Annat Tree does not mention any family.  Stewarts of the South does not show Robert, but instead shows an "Alexander" as "a young man living in Callander and thinking of going to the West Indies."  It is believed that Stewarts of the South has the name incorrect.

      2. John STEWART, b. ABT 6 APR 1799 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, a natural child by Mary McIntyre, late maid servant at Immereoin in Glenbuckie.  He is presumed to be the John Stewart described in Stewarts of the South as "a young man living in Callander and thinking of going to the West Indies."  He is not mentioned in the Annat Tree and thus it us suggested that he probably died young.

      3. David STEWART, bap. 09 MAR 1806 in Immereoin, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is not recorded in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young.

      4. Elizabeth STEWART, b. ABT 1809 in Perthshire, Scotland, for whom no birth record has been found.  She never married and lived out her life in Callander with her two sisters on a pension provided by her cousin Gen. Robert Stuart of Rait.

      5. Catharine STEWART, b. ABT 1812 in Perthshire, Scotland, for whom no birth record has been found.  She never married and lived out her life in Callander with her two sisters on a pension provided by her cousin Gen. Robert Stuart of Rait.

      6. Margaret STEWART, b. ABT 1815 in Perthshire, Scotland, for whom no birth record has been found.  She never married and lived out her life in Callander with her two sisters on a pension provided by her cousin Gen. Robert Stuart of Rait.  She is believed to be the Margaret Stewart "of the old Glenbuckie family" who passed along Rob Roy MacGregor's armchair and candlestick to Alexander Stewart of the Cuill family, a cadet of the Glenogle Stewarts.

    5. James STEWART, b. ABT 8 DEC 1773 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is presumed to have died young as he is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South.

    6. Helen STEWART, b. ABT 3 MAR 1775 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

    7. Alexander STEWART, b. ABT 18 JUL 1776 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a spirit dealer in Edinburgh.  He had the following children:

      1. Son STEWART, described in Stewarts of the South as being underage ca 1815

      2. Son STEWART, described in Stewarts of the South as being underage ca 1815

    8. Janet STEWART, b. ABT 16 MAY 1781 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

John Glas Stewart married secondly to "a daughter of MacNab of Iniseoain, a clever active woman" (Stewarts of the South) by whom he had the following children:

Stronvar House, Loch Voil
Stronvar House - built by Capt. Duncan Stewart, 16th of Glenbuckie as his residence.
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  1. Capt. Duncan STEWART, 16th of Glenbuckie, Chamberlain and Provost of Kintyre, Factor to the Duke Argyll.  He was b. ABT 1750 in Benmore, Glendochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, and d 1829.  One commentator wrote "It says much for the Duke of Argyll's generosity that he appointed a Stewart, of Appin blood, as his Chamberlain, so soon after the '45. The late Major John Stewart of Ardvorlich in "The Stewarts" (VIII.4, pp 314-5) explained that John Glas Stewart had a son John who sold Benmore and bought Glenbuckie. His full sister Elizabeth succeeded and when she died Duncan, a half brother, his mother being a McNab, was one of her Trustees. Duncan Stewart, who had not a drop of Glenbuckie blood, acquired that estate from the Trustees. He himself had resigned as a Trustee to complete the purchase and some apparently regarded the transaction as rather questionable.

    Capt. Duncan Stewart married firstly to Susannah KILBERRY.  Duncan married secondly in 1796 to his distant cousin Margaret STEWART, daughter of Duncan Stewart, 6th of Ardsheal and 10th Chief of Clan Appin.  They had the following children:

    1. Ann Irvine STEWART, b. 03 JUL 1797 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.
    2. John Lorne STEWART, 1st of Breachacha Castle, Isle of Coll, and Knockrioch; Chamberlain and Provost of Kintyre, Factor to the Duke of Argyll, 17th and last of Glenbuckie, b./bap. 12/15 JUL 1800 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland and died 1878.  John sold the lands of Glenbuckie in 1848 at which point Glenbuckie passed out of Stewart hands.  John was ruthless in his eviction of tenants in Kintyre on behalf of the Duke of Argyll and embodied the worst of the Highland Clearances.  So reviled was John that in 1852 he became the subject of an anonymous biting satire entitled "Bubbly Jock".  The satire was so offensive that the Duke of Argyll offered a £50 reward (an enormous reward, roughly equivalent to about $10,000 in Canadian funds today) for the identity of the author.  John Lorne Stewart married Mary CAMBPELL and had the following children:
      1. Has Children Duncan STEWART , 2nd of Knockrioch b: 1834 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Archibald Crawford STEWART b: 1836 in Campbelltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
      3. Has No Children John Lorn STEWART b: 1837 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland.  John was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. He died in 1907 without issue. He has not been found in any census records after 1841 suggesting that he may have resided outside of Scotland.
      4. Has No Children Helen STEWART b: 1838 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: AFT 1841 in Campbeltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland.  Mary married to Daniel Fox TARRATT , of Ellary b: ABT 1830 and had unknown descendants.
  2. Charles STEWART, b. ABT 1763 in Benmore, Glendochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, described in Stewarts of the South as having "died in the West Indies."

  3. Annie STEWART, b. ABT 1766 in Benmore, Glendochart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland, recorded as single and still living in Stewarts of the South (ca. 1815-1820)

Cadet Branches

The following cadet branches of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie have now all been given their own web pages.  Click on the link for any cadet branch to be taken to their web page:

  1. I Branch - Sliochd an Tigh Duibh
    This is is the main branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie as presented above.
    Primary Residence(s): Glenbuckie
    Secondary Residence(s): Bailliefoile, Voil, Broich, Ledcreich, Duart, Muirlaggan, Strone, Ardcheanochdan, Tomnasai, Easter & Wester Brig o' Turk, Duncraggan, Letter of Strathgartney, Kilmahog, Edinburgh, Breanachoile, Auchnahard
  2. Stewarts of Ledcreich
    The Stewarts of Ledcreich emigrated very early and are not accounted for in Stewarts of the South so they have no branch number.
    Primary Residence(s): Ledcreich, Glenbuckie, Stronslany
    Secondary Residence(s): Cuill
    Tertiary Residence(s): Kirktown of Balquhidder
    Emigration(s): Bladen County, North Carolina, USA;
  3. II Branch - Clan Sliochd Iain Duibh Bheig
    Primary Residence(s): Muirlaggan, Lianach, Blarchrioch, Invernenty
    Secondary Residence(s): Ledcreich, Aldenbreg, Behelecan, Tomineoin, Kincardine parish, Thornhill, Summerline, Cambusbarron
  4. III Branch - Clan Sliochd Sheumais mhic Alistir mhic Dhunachy
    Primary Residence(s): Ardcheanochdan, Corriechrombie, Aldannabreach in Aberfoyle
    Secondary Residence(s): Auchnahard, Duart, Wester Brig o' Turk, Isle of Arran, Duncraggan, Ledcreich
    Emigration(s): Huron County, Ontario, Canada; England
  5. IV Branch - The Craiglevan Stewarts
    Primary Residence(s): Ardcheanochdan, Craigleven, Auchrig, Tarr
    Secondary Residence(s): Dunaverig, Glasgow
  6. V Branch - The Lorrachan Stewarts
    Primary Residence(s): Edraleachdan, Lorrachan, Bochastle, Cuilantogle, Gartmore
    Secondary Residence(s): Glasgow, Colveny, Summerline
    Tertiary Residence(s): Craigmuck, Letter of Strathgartney, Corriechrombie, Doune, Milton of Cambus, Auchlessie, Ballachling, Drummondend
  7. VI Branch - Clan Sliochd Walter nan Cleugh ("Walter of the Ravine")
    Primary Residence(s): Stone (Stongalvaltrie), Lianach, Drepan, Inverlochlarig
    Secondary Residence(s): Stirling, Glasgow, Ardmacmavine, Shenachyle (Shannochill), Immereoin, Kirkton of Balquhidder, Kirton of Strathfillan, Corriechrombie, Lendrick, Balmeanach of Glenbuckie, Calliebohalzie, Inchry in Aberfoyle, Fintry in Stirlingshire, Pitmain, Muirlaggan, Sunart in Argyll
    Tertiary Residence(s): Dallanlaggan, Milton of Strathgartney, Clachglas of Glenbuckie, Woodline
    Emigration(s): Nova Scotia, Canada

  8. VII Branch - The Stewarts "of the Gaelic Bible"
    Primary Residence(s): Killin, Duart
    Secondary Residence(s): Luss on Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Severie, Colonsay, Paisley
    Tertiary Residence(s): Doune
  9. VIII Branch - The Glentarken Stewarts
    Primary Residence(s): Glentarken, Lianach, Immereoin, Strathyre Village, Auchnahard
    Secondary Residence(s): Glasgow, Invercarnaig, Glenfearnate in Kirkmichael
  10. IX Branch - Sliochd Gleanmagaolric
    Primary Residence(s): Dallanlaggan, Lianach, Ardcheanochdan
    Secondary Residence(s): Ardnamurchan, Summerline, Auchleskine
    Tertiary Residence(s): Balmeanoch of Glenbuckie, Woodend of Kilmahog, Soldier's Land in Callander
    Emigration(s): Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
  11. X Branch - The Stewarts in Blairchoil
    Primary Residence(s): Blairchoil (Brenachoile),
    Leanchan, Blarcrioch, South Drumlich, Cuil-an-Arigh, Leanachoile, Offrans
    Secondary Residence(s): Invernenty, Glasgow
    Emigration(s): West Indies; "North America"; Coventry, Warwickshire, England

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Legend

Has Children = This person has known descendants.

ABT = "about" and is used in three ways:

  1. Where it precedes a precise date of birth, such as "ABT 3 DEC 1855", then it means that the person was baptized on 3 DEC 1795, but his/her exact date of birth is unknown.

  2. Where it precedes a semi-precise date of birth with the month only given, such as "ABT DEC 1855", then that means that the birth is recorded in the civil birth registrations for the quarter ending with that month.  Thus the person's birth was registered sometime between the beginning of October 1855 and the end of December 1855, but no baptism record has been found nor any more precise birth record.

  3. Where it precedes a year only, such as "ABT 1855", then it means that there is no information on the person's birth date at all and an educated guess has been made that he/she was probably born sometime around 1855.

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