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The "Flint" Stewarts in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

Cadet Branch VI of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich

Including the Stewarts in Duart
- a resident branch of the Stewarts in Glen Finglas

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. VI Branch - The Flint Stewarts, Clan Sliochd Sheumais Chrosts
    1. The Trial of Robert Stewart in Lednascridan
  3. Patrick Stewart, 1st of Lednascridan
    1. 1 & 2 Line
    2. 3 Line
    3. 4 Line
    4. 5 Line
    5. 6 Line - in Duart
  4. Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM)
  5. Legend
  6. 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

      1. Stewart of Laggan

      2. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch III

      3. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch IV

      4. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch V

      5. Stewart of Ardvorlich Branch VI

      6. Stewarts of Dalveich

      7. Stewarts of Hythie

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

    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

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.

The Flint Stewarts were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich.  Please refer to the Ardvorlich page for a full introduction. They also had one cadet line who resided in Duart in Glen Finglas.  Please refer to the Stewarts in Glen Finglas page for a full introduction to the Glen Finglas Stewarts.

VI Branch (Lednascridan) - The "Flint" Stewarts, Clan Sliochd Sheumais Chrosts


Lednascriddan
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The farms of Lednascriddan (blue) and Tulloch (red) are adjacent farms and were originally owned by two Stewart brothers. As a collective family farm, they would have represented a substantial estate.
(Dashed boundaries are uncertain.)
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Lednascridan farm house.  The white stones after which Lednascridan and the "Flint" Stewarts are named are probably those circled above.
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The Flint Stewarts resided "for many generations" at Lednascridan in Balquhidder.  The name Lednascridan derives from leacann sgrìodan (pronounced "leeachk-an skree-tan") which is Gaelic for "a sloping side of a hill (with) a quantity of broken stone spread over (the) slope".  (Sgrìodan is a cognate of the English word scree which means "a slope of loose rocks.")  Lednascridan can be found with countless spelling variations, including: Leadsgriachan, Leadsgriadan, Leichtenscriden, Ledscritan, Lechdanscriddan, Lichscriden, Lichscridan, Lickanstridan, Liescridan, and others.  The reader should not place any significance on the spelling.

Their property was noted for its white stones.  The white stones are likely the ones visible in the photo above.

The Flint Stewarts are described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Sliochd Sheumais Chrosts or Clachtein not improperly so called.  They were named Flints from the white stones on the Farm of Leadsgriachan, Balquhidder, possessed by them for many generations as tenants -- a part of Toun Drummadich, now belonging to Sir John Murray.

Chrosts is not a known Gaelic word, but may be a corruption of chrosda, which means "bad tempered", and may explain the comment "not improperly so called". Clachtein is believed to mean "of the stones".  James Stewart, who gives his name to the patronymic for this branch ("Sheumais") has not been identified, It could be a reference to James Stewart in Balquhidder, father of Patrick Stewart, patriarch of this branch, or it could be a reference to a lineal descendant of Patrick's.

According to the Stewarts of the South article on the Tulloch Stewarts, the Flint Stewarts were "brothers" of the Tulloch Stewarts.  This would seem to indicate that at some point these two branches descend from two brothers, but just how far back those fraternal patriarchs are has not been identified.  Likely it would be sometime in the mid-17th century.  Tulloch and Lednascridan are described as being part of "Toun Drummadich" owned by Sir John Murray-McGregor.  The photo above shows the two farms, Lednascridan and Tulloch, as being adjacent to each other.  Together, as a collective family farm, they would have represented a substantial estate.

The Flint Stewarts descend from Patrick Stewart, claimed by tradition to be the illegitimate son of James Stewart in Balquhidder, and a half-brother of Alexander Stewart, 1st of Ardvorlich.  Patrick Stewart is said to have acquired the lands of Lednascridan in 1533, however there are some chronological challenges with this tradition that are discussed in more detail below.

The origins of the Flint Stewarts are known to go back as far as the early 16th century, while the origins of the Tulloch Stewarts are not known. The Tulloch Stewarts are shown with fewer branches than the Flint Stewarts suggesting that the Tulloch Stewarts are a younger family than the Lednascridan family.  However, Stewarts of the South presents the Tulloch family first and the Flint family second, possibly suggesting that the Tulloch family is more senior than the Lednascridan family.  Two interpretations are possible: Either Stewarts of the South is mistaken about the seniority and the Flint family is indeed more senior, or the senior line of the Lednascridan family acquired the property of Tulloch and preferred it to the property of Lednascridan and sold/gave Lednascridan to a younger branch.  Either way it would seem that the Tulloch family descends from the Lednascridan family and not the other way around. 

The Trial of Robert Stewart in Lednascridan

Balquhidder Session minutes record that on 30 MAR 1764 Margaret Fisher, late servant to Mary Stewart in Tulloch and formerly in Lichscridan accused Robert Stewart in Lichscriden, son of Mary, of being the father of her child.  Robert initially confessed to having had a liaison with Margaret, but argued that the date of their liaison did not reconcile with the date of birth of the child, thus he could not be the father.  Margaret asserted that she'd only been with one man.  The entire Stewart family ended up being called as witnesses over the following weeks.  They are named as:

  1. Robert STEWART (the accused) in Stronslany, recorded as son of Mary Stewart in Tulloch

  2. James STEWART in Cuilt, brother of the accused

  3. Wife of Dugal STEWART in Tulloch (presumably she is a widow)

  4. John STEWART in Tulloch and his wife

The session presumably found in favour of Margaret's claim (though the results are not recorded) as the following child was baptized:

  1. Charles STEWART, bap. 1 MAY 1764 in Balquhidder, begotten in fornication by Robert Stewart and Margaret Fisher, both in Lichscriden.

There is some confusion here regarding the exact identity of Robert Stewart.  He is described as being in Lednascridan and also later in Stronslany and as being the son of Mary Stewart in Tulloch.  However there is no record of Robert Stewart in Lednascridan ever living in Stronslany.  But there is a contemporary Robert Stewart, 6th of Ledcriech, who did reside at Stronslany in 1764.  Notwithstanding, Robert Stewart in Lednascridan was the son of Mary Stewart in Tulloch, whereas the mother of Robert Stewart in Stronslany was Catharine Stewart of Glenogle.

The records of this trial provide us with a peculiar insight into the family relationships of that time.  Robert Stewart in Lednascridan (and later in Stronslany) "son of Mary" is shown below as a younger son of John Stewart, 6th of Lednascridan and his wife, Mary Steuart.  As Robert is cited as a "son of Mary Stewart in Tullich, we can presume that Mary is a widow and that John Stewart, 6th of Lednascridan, died before 1764.  It's interesting that Robert's brother, Patrick Stewart, 7th of Lednascridan, is not called as a witness in the trial.

The next person cited is James Stewart in Cuilt, who is described as a "brother" of the accused.  This is very intriguing.  Robert is shown below as having an older brother, James, b. 1731, who is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is thus "presumed to have died as a child".  It's possible that James was simply unknown to the author of Stewarts of the South and that he resided in Cuilt.  However, there was another James Stewart, contemporary to this one, whom we know was residing in Cuilt (Cuill) at the same time, in fact, he was laird of Cuill. (See James Stewart in Cuill.) But this James Stewart is descended from the Stewarts of Glenogle and cannot be a brother of Robert Stewart in Lednascridan.  However, 18th century language did not distinguish between "brother" and "brother-in-law" in the same manner that we do today.  So it could mean that James Stewart in Cuill was a "brother-in-law" of Robert Stewart in Lendascridan.  However, this is hard to reconcile.  Robert Stewart in Lednascridan was single at the time of his trial; he didn't marry (that we know of) until 1775, so they weren't in-laws by virtue of Robert's wife, as Robert had no wife.  James Stewart in Cuill was married to a Janet Stewart, but they had their first child in 1737, making Janet too old to be the sister of Robert Stewart in Lednascridan, born in 1725 (shown below).  James Stewart in Cuill is believed to have married next to a Catharine Stewart, but we have no record of Robert having a sister named Catherine.

The next family member cited by name is the wife of Dugal Stewart in Tulloch.  We can presume by this reference that Dugal had died by this time and his wife was a widow, otherwise, it would be more likely that Dugal would have been called (unless his wife had some specific knowledge pertaining to the trial).  Either way, Dugal is identifiable as the eldest son of Tulloch family.  Stewarts of the South describes the Stewarts in Tulloch and the Stewarts in Lednascridan as being "brothers" to each other, thus suggesting that they descend from a pair of brothers.  The trial documents would seem to support this claim, by showing that the head of the Tulloch family was a close relative to Robert Stewart in Lednascridan.

The next family members cited are John Stewart in Tulloch and his wife.  This John is shown Tulloch page as a brother to Dugal in Tulloch.  Again, reinforcing the suggestion that the Tulloch family is closely related to the Lednascridan family.

Patrick Stewart, 1st of Lednascridan

Has Children Patrick STEWART, 1st of Lednascridan b: ABT 1533 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the natural son of James Stewart, 4th of Baldorran, 3rd Bailie of Balquhidder According to an LDS submission, Patrick was born ABT 1544 in Perthshire, Scotland, however this date is unlikely. Family tradition in this branch states that Patrick was the natural son of James Stewart, Bailie of Balquhidder and that James gave Patrick a hereditary tack of Lednascriden in the Barony of Balquhidder circa 1533.  This tradition is chronologically challenging. James Stewart, Bailie of Balquhidder, was probably born ca. 1510, thus it would be impossible for him to have had a son old enough to receive land in 1533. One possibility is that 1533 represents Patrick's date of birth and perhaps, at his birth, his father bestowed upon him the future rights to Lednascridan. Another possibility is that Patrick was a natural half-brother of James rather than a natural son. As the "natural son" tradition persists in more than one descendant branch, then the first theory is presently preferred. A 1533 birth for Patrick would fit as a natural son coming prior to James' lawful marriage to the daughter of Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie ca. 1555.

The lines shown further below all descend from Patrick Stewart in a presently unknown manner.  The following descendant tree is not verified and represents our present working theory as to how some of these lines may connect.

  1. James? STEWART, 2nd of Lednascridan, ca 1560 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    1. Patrick? STEWART 3rd of Lednascridan, ca 1590 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      1. James? STEWART 4th of Lednascridan, ca 1620 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
        1. Patrick? STEWART ca 1650 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. James STEWART, 5th of Lednascridan, b abt 1655 in in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
          1. John STEWART, 6th of Lednascridan, b. ABT 1690 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is presented in more detail immediately following.
          2. Robert STEWART, b ca 1700 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. See Line 5 below.
    2. Robert STEWART, 1st of Tulloch, b ABT 1600 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert's exact birth and parents have not been identified.  He is placed here as our current best guess as to his origins.  It is known that he descends from a brother of one of the Lednascridan Stewarts.  The Stewarts of Tulloch are presented here.

Our notes show an un-sourced mention of a William McAlasdair Stewart in Lednascridan, allegedly son of Patrick Stewart, 1st of Lednascridan.  However the original source reference has been misplaced.  The name "William McAlasdair" does not make sense onomastically for a son of Patrick.  Unless the original source reference can be found and verified then the existence of William McAlasdair Stewart is suspect.

Research Lead

John MCGRIGOR-alias-MURRAY and Kathrine STEUART in Druimlich. The Lednascridan Family Tree shows John McGrigor as "John mac Dougall mhic Callum McGregor".  Robert Stewart in Lednascridan was cautioner, suggesting that Kathrine came from the Lednascridan family.

  1. Mhore MURRAY, bap. 20 OCT 1717 in Balquhidder parish (location not given. "Mhore" is Gaelic for "big" or but here is probably a misread of "Mhaire" which is Gaelic for "Mary". Probably the same "Mhor McGregor" who later married John McNie.)

  2. Mary MCGRIGOR, bap. 23 JUL 1723 in Drumelich

  3. Anne MCGRIGOR, bap. 25 AUG 1728 in Drumlich

Drumlick Tuarach (and) Inverlochlarigmore belonged to one MhacDhuail Cheir. (Stewarts of the South, section II)

1 & 2 Line

The first two lines of this family are presented in Stewarts of the South as follows:

1 line

(Peter Stewart, father of...)

  1. John Stewart, tacksman Fenglam, Ardvorlich, Comrie parish, son to Peter Stewart, late tacksman of Leadsgriadan.  He has four sons who are all minors.  One of them is a student intended for the Church of Scotland.  John is a well doing farmer.  Rent £160

2 line

(Robert Stewart, father of...)

  1. John Stewart, tacksman at Tulloch.  He is a cousin to the above John Stewart.  His father Robert was a farmer at Leadsgriadan.  He has three sons who are minors.  Rent £90.
  2. James, his (John's) brother, is a tacksman of one-half of Tulloch.  He has no sons and pays £90

Both Flints in reality.  (That is, although they lived in Tulloch, they were not Tulloch Stewarts; they were Flints.)

We begin our accounting of this line with John Stewart, 6th of Lednascridan:

John STEWART, 6th of Lednascridan and Tulloch, b. ABT 1690 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, d BEF 1764 (his widow is cited at the trial above).  By our present accounting, John was the sixth of his family to own the property of Lednascridan.  Little is known of John.  He is not mentioned personally in Stewarts of the South; only his sons Peter and Robert and their families are mentioned.  However sufficient information is presented on Peter and Robert to allow us to identify John in the Balquhidder OPR.  John is listed in the 1755-56 Statistics of the Annexed Estates as having been forfeited in the lands of Lednascrdan as a Jacobite.  John was forfeited along with his co-possessors, Archibald McLaren and Duncan McLaren along with five cottars.  The statistics record 8 families residing in Lednascridan with 3 males and 3 females under 10, 3 males and no females between 10-17, 7 adults males and 12 adult females, for a total of 28 residents, only 17 of which could speak English.  The lands of Lednascridan were returned to the family in 1776 in a lease from the Commissioners for the Forfeited Estates which was granted jointly to Peter and Robert Stewart (sons of John) and John McLaren Sr. and John McLaren Jr. who were presumably related to either Archibald or Duncan McLaren who lost the estate in 1756.  The Stewart lease on Lednascridan expired in 1816 while in the hands of John's grandson, John Stewart, 8th of Lednascridan.

John married on 17 JUN 1721 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary STEUART.  However, their marriage is not found in the OPR.  It is found only in the IGI from an LDS member-submitted entry which has not been verified.  Mary's birth family is unknown but onomastics would suggest that her father was named Peter/Patrick.  John Stewart and Mary Steuart had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 18 SEP 1722 in Balquhidder parish, Perthshire, Scotland.  (The exact place of his birth is not given in the OPR.) Duncan is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and did not inherit Lednascridan and thus is presumed to have died as a child.
  2. Has No Children Elspeth STEWART b: ABT 17 OCT 1723 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 2 NOV 1725 in Ledscritan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has Children Peter/Patrick STEWART , 7th of Lednascridan b: ABT 19 DEC 1728 in Ledscriden, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is described in Stewarts of the South as being "lately of Lednascriden" thus he died bef. 1815. The only Peter/Patrick Stewart in Lendascridan in the Balquhidder OPR is Patrick STEWART and Christian STEWART in Lechdanscriddan, m. 10 APR 1761 in Balquhidder and 21 APR 1761 in Callander parish, with Patrick from Balquhidder parish and Christian from Callander parish. They had the following family: 1. Mary STEWART, bap. 30 APR 1762 in Lochscridanlich; 2. Margaret STEWART, bap. 3 MAR 1765 in Lichscridan; 3. Janet STEWART, bap. 24 NOV 1769 in Lichscridan; 4. Alexander STEWART, bap. 16 JUN 1776 in ~idstridan?; but no son named John. However there are enough gaps into which another son could have fit without difficulty. Thus this accounting is presented as probable, but not proven.  We suggest that Peter and Christian Stewart had the following family:
    1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 30 APR 1762 in Lochscridanlich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 3 MAR 1765 in Lichscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is probably the Margaret Stewart who married on 7/10 AUG 1784 in Balquhidder and Callander to Charles STEWART , in Garkechnie b: 20 FEB 1752 in Groiddoch, Glenfinglas, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland (of Sliochd Sean Rob 'ic Alasdair Oig)
      1. Their descendants are presented on our Glenfinglas page under the Gartnafuaran Stewarts in Glenfinglas, Sliochd Sean Rob 'ic Alasdair Oig.
    3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 24 NOV 1769 in Lichscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children John STEWART , in Finglen, 8th of Lednascridan b: ABT 1772 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as: "John Stewart, tacksman Fenglam, Ardvorlich, Comrie parish, son to Peter Stewart, late tacksman of Leadsgriadan. He has four sons who are all minors. One of them is a student intended for the Church of Scotland. John is a well doing farmer. Rent £160." No birth record has been found for John, but as he is shown as being the senior surviving line of the Lednascridan family and also has being the son of the late Peter Stewart in Lednascridan, then his birth is suggested here with confidence.  OPR records show John in Lednascridan as late as 1804, but he is described in Stewarts of the South as residing in Finglen ca. 1818.  According to family records for Line 5 of this family, the hereditary lease on Lednascridan, which had been in the family for nearly 300 years, expired in 1816 and was not renewed.  John is found in the 1832 Perth Voters' List as still residing in Finglen. 

      John and Kathrine are shown as being "both of this parish" at the time of their marriage. Their first child is recorded in the Balquhidder OPR as "begotten in antenuptial fornication", which fits chronologically with the data.  John married on 26 JUL 1795 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Kathrine STEWART b: ABT 1775 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:

      1. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 31 JAN 1796 in Lidanscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is recorded in the Balquhidder OPR as: "1796 January 31st, John Stewart and Kathrine Stewart in Lidanscridan had a child begotten in antenuptial fornication being named Peter who was baptized."
      2. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 10 APR 1797 in Lichscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Christian STEWART, bap 4 SEP 1798 in Lidanscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
      4. Has Children John STEWART b: ABT 7 AUG 1801 in Lidanscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John Stewart married on 15 APR 1842 in Dundurn, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCLAREN b: ABT 1820 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:
        1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 23 JUL 1845 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children James STEWART b: 28 JUL 1847 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 13 JUL 1849 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: 31 MAY 1852 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        5. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 15 FEB 1855 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Rev. Donald STEWART in Demerara b: ABT 15 NOV 1804 in Lidanscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald's father's entry in Stewarts of the South says, in part: "[John] has four sons who are all minors. One of them is a student intended for the Church of Scotland." The following reference from Mitchell's Monumental Inscriptions for Balquhidder cemetery is believed to pertain to the son intended for the Church of Scotland: "6 Rev. Donald STEWART, minister of the parish of St Marks Demerary (sic), died 28 NOV 1831, age 27." According to the MI entry, Donald was born ca. 1804. There are two Donald Stewarts born in 1804 (none in 1803 or 1805), and only one of these is described as a student of divinity. Thus it would appear that the Donald Stewart of St. Mark's parish must be this Donald Stewart. "St. Mark's parish, Demerary" is actually St. Mark's parish, Church of Scotland, in Demerara, West Bank, British Guyana. Donald is described in the Fasti Ecclesia Scoticana as "STEWART, DONALD, arrived 29th April 1831 ; died in seven months."
    5. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 16 JUN 1776 in ~idstridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 28 FEB 1731 in Lednascriden, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
  6. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 26 FEB 1738 in Ledscritan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has Children Robert STEWART , in Lednascridan and Stronslany b: ABT 1735 in Lendascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  No record of Robert's birth has been found in the Balquhidder OPR. Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as a brother to Peter Stewart above. Robert was the subject of a paternity trial in 1764 in which he was found guilty of fathering an illegitimate child with Margaret Fisher, his mother's house servant.  The details are shown above.

    Robert Stewart had relations with Margaret FISHER and had the following son:

    1. Has No Children Charles STEWART, bap. 1 MAY 1764 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Described as "begotten in fornication by Robert Stewart and Margaret Fisher, both in Lichscriden."

    It is believed that he is the same Robert Stewart who married on 28 JAN 1775 in Balquhidder and Kilmadock to Catharine STEWART, with Robert of Balquhidder parish and Catharine of Kilmadock parish and with children born in Lednascridan. (Not to be confused with another Robert and Catharine Stewart who were married in Balquhidder in 1788, but that Robert was from Kincardine parish.)

    1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 5 JUL 1776 in Licstridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is believed to be the Mary Stewart who is recorded in the Balquhidder OPR as having a natural child with John Stewart, 15th of Glenbuckie, as follows: "1798 Octr 18th, John Stewart of Glenbuckie and Mary Stewart in Lidanscridan had a child begotten in fornication baptd and named Robert."
    2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 21 AUG 1778 in Lichscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children John STEWART , in Tulloch b: ABT 16 JUL 1781 in Lickanstridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as having resided in Tulloch and having three underage sons prior to 1815. John married "clandestinely" on 16 AUG 1807 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian MCINTYRE.  They had the following family:
      1. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 26 JUL 1809 in Lichscridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is mentioned in Stewarts of the South as being a minor son in 1815.
      2. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 12 MAR 1811 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is mentioned as a minor son in Stewarts of the South (ca. 1815). The Balquhidder OPR does not give his place of birth, but Lendascridan is a reasonable assumption.
      3. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 27 FEB 1813 in Tulloch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 16 NOV 1814 in Tulloch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is mentioned in Stewarts of the South as a minor son in 1815.
      5. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 14 JUN 1818 in Tulloch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Malcolm STEWART b: ABT 14 MAY 1820 in Auchtwomore, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Malcom is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and was likely born after the document was written, or Malcolm died at birth.
    4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT SEP 1783 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 5 JAN 1786 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children James STEWART , in Tulloch b: ABT 5 FEB 1789 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as "a tacksman of one-half of Tulloch" and having "no sons" but he may have had daughters.
    7. Has No Children Daughter STEWART b: ABT 18 MAY 1791 in Liescridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  This daughter is not identified by name in the Balquhidder OPR and is presumed to have died at birth.

Research Leads

The following entry from Mitchell's Monumental inscriptions may pertain to this family.  The only references in Mitchell to Stewart colonists in Demerera, British Guyana are Rev. Donald Stewart above and the following:

Comrie 1a         In memory of James STEWART [who died] – APR 181-, [also] ---------  brother of James STEWART, who died in the Colony of Demerara, -- APR ----, aged 3[8].

1776 - Lednascridan was leased from the Commisioners of Forfeited Eastates jointly to John MacLaren Sr., John MacLaren Jr., Patrick Stewart and Robert Stewart. (Settlements of Western Perthshire, p152). Probably Patrick 7th above and his younger brother Robert.

3 Line

The following line descends in by unknown means from the Stewarts of Lednascridan:

Has Children Duncan STEWART , in Tulloch b: ABT 1750 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is cited in the reference below as the father of:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART , in Kirkton b: ABT 1780 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is mentioned in Stewarts of the South as: "John Stewart at Kirktown of Balquhidder, son to Duncan, late of Tulloch, has no family."

No OPR entries have been found to match this description.  There are three John Stewarts born to Duncan Stewarts in the latter half of the 18th century, but all of them have been accounted for in other families.

As John is described as the only son of Duncan Stewart, late of Tulloch, and as having no family himself, it seems likely that this line became extinct with John's passing.

4 Line

The fourth line is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Robert Stewart Cruaidh or "hard" (cruaidh means "hard"), late of Stronyie of Strathyre, Balquhidder, on the estate of Cambusmore.  He left three sons:

  1. John Stewart, a cottager at Keip of Strathyre, Bn (Buchanan's) estate, is a bachelor with his mother.
  2. Duncan Stewart, a labourer who has 2 sons, one of whom is a minor.
  3. James Stewart is a colleague at Woodend, Balquhidder.  He has four sons who are minors. James is called "Earl of Kinoul".

They descend by unknown means from the Stewarts of Lednascridan.

Has Children Robert Cruaidh STEWART , in Stronyre of Strathyre b: ABT 1735 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Robert Stewart Cruaidh or "hard" (cruaidh means "hard"), late of Stronyie of Strathyre, Balquhidder, on the estate of Cambusmore. He left three sons." Robert's marriage indicates that he was from Balquhidder parish and Christian was from Callander parish.  Robert married on 18 AND 30 APR 1767 in Balquhidder and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian MCLAREN b: ABT 1750 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following family:

  1. Has No Children John STEWART , in Kip b: ABT 30 NOV 1770 in Stronslany, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as being a bachelor residing with his widowed mother in Kip, Strathyre, Balquhidder in 1815.
  2. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 29 MAY 1774 in Craigruie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 2 JUL 1776 in Blarchrich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewarts of the South, Duncan had two sons in 1815.
    1. Son STEWART, b. ABT 1798
    2. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800
  4. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 11 AUG 1778 in Innerlochlarigbeg, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Donald is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
  5. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 25 JAN 1781 in Innerlochlarigbeg, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 13 APR 1784 in Innerlochlarigbeg, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has No Children Katharine STEWART b: MAY 1786 in Innernenty, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  8. Has Children James STEWART , in Woodend of Balquhidder b: ABT 1788 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as going by the nickname of "The Earl of Kinoul" and having four minor sons, ca. 1815.  There is only one contemporary James in the Balquhidder OPR with more than one son.  Thus it is suggested that James Stewart in Woodend may be the James Stewart who married Margaret MCNAB, although no record of their marriage has been found, and had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Robert? STEWART b: ABT 1808 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  No such person has been found, but it is suggested that if we have correctly identified James, then his eldest son should be named Robert. This would also fulfill the fourth son suggested by Stewarts of the South. It would mean that after James fulfilled the onomastic requirements for his first two sons, he appears to have named his third and fourth sons after his own brothers, which would fit.
    2. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 07 OCT 1810 in Laggan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is not confirmed that James is a son of James Stewart in Woodend of Balquhidder. See father's notes for more information.
    3. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 25 DEC 1812 in Immerioch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is not confirmed that Janet is a daughter of James Stewart in Woodend of Balquhidder. See father's notes for more information.
    4. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 25 MAY 1815 in Village of Strathyre, Strathyre, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is not confirmed that John is a son of James Stewart in Woodend of Balquhidder. See father's notes for more information.
    5. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 20 SEP 1818 in Village of Strathyre, Strathyre, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is not confirmed that Donald is a son of James Stewart in Woodend of Balquhidder. See father's notes for more information.

5 Line

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The fifth line of this family is a large family described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Robert Stewart, late tenant of Blarchroich, Braes of Balquhidder, estate of the late Rev Duncan Stewart, Balquhidder, left eight sons:

  1. James Stewart, late tacksman of ?Drumky [Drunkie], Port [of Menteith] 'parish, Hunters estate, died childless
  2. Robert Stewart, late tacksman of Inverchearnaig, Braes of Balquhidder, Earl of Murray's estate, left one son:
    1. James, a cow-feeder in Glasgow.  James has two sons who are minors
  3. Duncan Stewart, late tacksman of Drumlich, Braes of Balquhidder, Earl of Murray's estate, left two sons:
    1. David
    2. Duncan
      Both are manufacturers in Glasgow.  They each have two sons, each minors.  They are in a prosperous and good way.
  4. John Stewart, or Iain Mor a Bhuntata ("Big John of the Potatoes"), late tenant in Dailanlagain of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder.  He left one son:
    1. Alexander is a spirit dealer [at the] foot of Cannongate, Edinburgh, and is doing well.  He has two sons who are minors.
  5. Peter Stewart, a tacksman of Blartannach, parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire, estate of ?Craigcarnet.  He is a gentleman farmer and a clever, active, sociable man who pays £350 per annum.  He has three sons:
    1. A gentleman cattle dealer.
    2. Has gone to America.
    3. A writer in Glasgow.
  6. Alexander Stewart, late tenant at Monachilltuarach, Braes of Balquhidder, on the estate of Captain Stewart of Glenbuckie.  He left two sons:
    1. Robert, a flesher in Glasgow.
    2. Malcolm, a cattle dealer in [Glasgow].
      Both are unmarried, with good behaviour, and are well-meaning and well-doing lads.
  7. Donald Stewart, a flesher in Renfrew, died without issue.
  8. David, a late tenant of Balmenoch, Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, is now in Paisley.  He has two sons:
    1. A flesher.
    2. A carrier in Glasgow.
      Both have families.

The Lednascridan Family Tree

Lednascridan Family Tree
info submitted by "Rob the Artist"

A descendant family tree from this branch gives the following information:

"...our ancestors can be traced back to approximately 1530 when James Stewart, the Royal Bailie of Balquhidder granted a lease on farmland to his natural son, Patrick Stewart.  The lease remained in the family until 1816 when it expired.... Our line comes from a younger son who left the farm in the 1700s."

There is a gap in the records and the accounting continues with:

James Stewart - 1680
son: Robert Stewart, m Christian Stewart - 1728
son: Duncan Stewart, m Katherine McLaren - 1765
son: Duncan Stewart, m Jean Dunlop - 1806.  15 year old Duncan and his brother John were apprenticing as weavers in Renfrew in 1795.

The comment that "Our line comes from a younger son who left the farm in the 1700s" appears most likely to refer to Robert Stewart, tenant of Blarcroich, patriarch of Line 5.  Since the dates of 1728, 1765, and 1806 given for the later descendants all represent marriages and can be confirmed by OPR records, then there's no reason to suppose that 1680 is anything other than the date of marriage for James Stewart.  This would make Robert's likely birth ca. 1700 which would fit well with a description of him being "a younger son."  It would also make sense to begin the family accounting with James if he was the last point of departure from the main stem of the family.  Thus it seems likely that James was "of Lednascridan" and may even be the eponymous Sheamuis na Chroists.

From the above information along with OPR and census records we can reconstruct the following family:

Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 1655 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. m ca 1680.  According to a descendant family tree, James was alive in 1680. (This may be a reference to his date of marriage or birth.) James was descended from Patrick Stewart, allegedly a natural son of "James Stewart, bailie of Balquhidder" who gave Patrick a life lease of Lednascriddan around 1530. (See notes on Patrick for the chronological challenges with this tradition.) James was the father of Robert Stewart who married in 1728 to Christian Stewart. No other children nor a wife is mentioned in the family tree. The notes also say "our line comes from a younger son who left the farm in the 1700s."

  1. Has Children Robert STEWART , in Lednascridan and of Blarcreich b: ABT 1700 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South describes Robert as having resided in Blarcreich.  OPR baptism data shows he also resided in Lednascridan and Stronvar Beg.  Robert married on 4 MAY 1728 in Balquhidder and 28 MAY 1728 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian STEWART (with Robert of Balquhidder parish and Christian of Callander parish).  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children James STEWART of Drunkie (Invertrossachs) b: ABT 5 MAY 1729 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as residing formerly in Drunkie (Invertrossachs), Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland with no children.  Thus he died before 1815.
    2. Has Children John Mor Bhuntata STEWART , in Dallinlaggan b: ABT 24 FEB 1731 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as going by the nickname of "Iain Mor Bhuntata" which means "Big John of the Potatoes" -- presumably he grew potatoes on his farm.  He is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being "lately in Dallinlaggan", thus he died before 1815, and as also having one (surviving) son, Alexander, a spirit dealer in Edinburgh.  As John probably would have named his first son Robert then it is safe to suggest that John probably had a son prior to Alexander who died young.  An excellent OPR match can be found with the following family.  It is suggested that John married on 12 JAN 1765 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine STEWART (with John of Balquhidder and Catharine of Callander parish).  Catharine's birth family is not known, but nomastics would suggest that her father's name was Alexander Stewart.  OPR data would indicate that John and Catharine had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 14 FEB 1766 in Inverlochlarig Mhor, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 1 MAR 1768 in Inverlochlarig Mhor, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet's mother's first name is not given in the baptsim record. Janet is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1773.
      3. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: ABT 8 AUG 1771 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 17 OCT 1773 in Ballifoile, Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 9 NOV 1775 in Ballifoile, Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Robert is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
      6. Has No Children Alexander STEWART , in Edinburgh b: ABT 30 MAR 1778 in Dallanlaggan of Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is recorded in Stewarts of the South as "Alexander is a spirit dealer [at the] foot of Cannongate, Edinburgh, and is doing well. He has two sons who are minors." Alexander's marriage and children with Christian McDonald is not certain. Christian's daughter is recorded in the Ardvorlich History as "(McDonald of) Monachyle's niece". The IGI confirms her father's name was Alexander Stewart. It is most likely that the Alexander in question would be from Christian's home area and that they were married before moving to Edinburgh as it is highly unlikely that Christian would move from Balquhidder to Edinburgh as a single woman. Thus we can have some confidence in searching for Alexander in Stewarts of the South. Two matches can be found for Alexander Stewarts residing in Edinburgh -- both were spirit dealers, both with two sons listed in Stewarts of the South and both born within two years of each other. This Alexander is preferred as the entry specifically states that he lived "at the foot of the Cannongate" which is where the two daughters were baptized. This entry also matches maternal onomastics. Alexander has not been found in the 1841 census and may have died.  It is suggested that Alexander married to Christian MCDONALD b: ABT 8 DEC 1786 in Monachyle Mor, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  She was the daughter of Archibald McDonald of Monachyle and his wife Margaret Stewart.  Alexander Stewart and Christian McDonald had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 17 SEP 1816 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: ABT 16 MAR 1821 in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  Catharine is recorded as "Monachyle's niece" in the Ardvorlich History.  According to the Ardvorlich History, Catharine married James STEWART b: 1804 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  James was the son of Alastair Mhor Stewart in Invercarnaig of the Auchnahard Stewarts in Glen Finglas and Alastair's wife Christian Stewart of Auch, whose birth family has not been identified.  Catharine and James Stewart had no known children.
    3. Has Children Duncan STEWART of Lednascridan and Druimlich b: ABT 18 MAR 1733 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as being "lately" in Druimlich and thus he died before 1815. He is shown with two sons, David and Duncan.  Duncan is mentioned in the 1795 apprenticeship documents for his son, Duncan Stewart, as: "Duncan Stewart, now deceased, grazier in Argaty in the parish of Down." Thus we can confirm that Duncan had died between 1782-1795.  A descendant family tree shows Duncan as the son of Robert Stewart and Christian Stewart who married in 1728, and has having married in 1765 to Kathrine McLaren, and has having a son Duncan who was a 15 year old weaving apprentice in Renfrew in 1795. From this information Duncan's family can be confirmed by OPR records. OPR baptism records indicate that Duncan was a miller in Invercarnaig, then a herd in Invernenty and finally residing in Druimlich.  Duncan married on 25 NOV 1765 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Kathrine MCLAREN b: ABT 1740 in Perthshire, Scotland.  According to James Stewart, author of The Settlements of Western Perthshire, and a descendant of this branch, this Duncan Stewart was "of Lednascridan". He married a MacLaren of Invernenty, which marches with Druimlich and it is likely that the Lednascridan family possessed both properties (Lednascridan and Druimlich). Duncan was also a part sharer in the mill at Kirkton and also a miller at Invercarnaig. Duncan later moved to Argaty where he was given as a "grazier in Argaty", from whence his son, the younger Duncan, was sent to Renfrew in the care of his uncle (Peter, below), a flesher.

      They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 03 OCT 1766 in Invercarnaig, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Her mother's name is not recorded at her baptism.
      2. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 24 MAR 1768 in Invercarnaig, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert's mother's name is not recorded at his baptism. Robert is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
      3. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 21 NOV 1769 in Invercarnaig, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald's mother's name is recorded only as "Mclaren" at his baptism. Donald is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
      4. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 19 JUL 1772 in Invernenty, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  James' mother's name is recorded only as "Mclaren" at his baptism. James is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died as a child.
      5. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1774 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's existence is not verified. John is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South.  Family records indicate that 15 year old Duncan Stewart was apprenticing in Renfrew as a weaver with his brother John. John's age is not given in the reference. (His date of birth shown here is merely an estimation.) No birth record has been found and the only gap in the birth order of his siblings is about 1774. Stewarts of the South indicates that Duncan's brother, David, was employed with him in Glasgow ca. 1815, so it is possible that John does not exist and has been confused with David.
        sic - John has indeed been confused with his brother David.  There is no son John.  The family tree says that it was David who apprenticed with Duncan.
      6. Has No Children Katharine STEWART b: ABT 04 MAR 1776 in Invernenty, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Katharine's mother's name is recorded only as "Mclaren" at her baptism.
      7. Has No Children David STEWART in Glasgow b: ABT 05 APR 1778 in Invernenty, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  David's mother's name is not recorded at his baptism. David is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being a manufacturer in Glasgow with two underage sons in 1815. The Lednascridan Family Tree says: "David Stewart, born at Invernenty, Balquhidder, in 1778, married in Renfrew and had a son, David, who married and had three children, Catherine, another daughter and a son, names unknown.  Went to Antigua, thence to Brooklyn, New York.  Last heard from in 1865.  David fell heir to his widowed mother's property in Hairst Lone (now Hairst Street) Renfrew, which was sold on his behalf by his cousin Robert Stewart, born 1822, son of Duncan Stewart and Janet Dunlop."

        From James Stewart's notes:

        David Stewart, born 1778, Duncan’s brother, also left for Renfrew. One of the earlier Renfrew members is described as a ‘flesher’ or butcher, and tradition has it that Duncan was sent out care of the drovers, so it is likely that there was an extended family business interest in Renfrew. Both brothers learned the weaving of cotton goods and moved into Glasgow where they became textile manufacturers.

        David Stewart in Renfrew married Janet Boyd, and bought property in Hairst Lone, Renfrew. They had children: Adam Stewart, Cathren Stewart, and David Stewart. David jnr seems to be the only survivor as heir to the property in 1856. He was last heard of in Brooklyn, New York, in 1865. He had two daughters, one named Catherine, and one son. Attempts to trace this family have failed.

         

        No match has been found for David in census records.

        1. David STEWART, b aft 1800.  married and had three children, Catherine, another daughter and a son, names unknown.  Went to Antigua, thence to Brooklyn, New York.  Last heard from in 1865.  David fell heir to his widowed mother's property in Hairst Lone (now Hairst Street) Renfrew, which was sold on his behalf by his cousin Robert Stewart, born 1822, son of Duncan Stewart and Janet Dunlop.
          1. Catherine STEWART, b ca. 1830
          2. Daughter STEWART, b. ca 1833
          3. Son STEWART (probably David), b. ca. 1835
        2. Son STEWART, b aft 1800. This son is not identified in the Lednascridan Family Tree.
      8. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 25 JUN 1780 in Invernenty, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to family records, Duncan and his brother John were apprenticing in Renfrew in 1795 as weavers. Duncan is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being a manufacturer in Glasgow with two underage sons in 1815. Duncan is found in 1841, age 60, b 1781 in Scotland, residing at 50 Bridge, Gorbals, Lanark, employed as a warper. He is found in 1851, age 70, b 1781 in Balquhidder, residing at 50 Bridge Street, Gorbals, Lanark, employed as a cotton warper. Duncan is not found in 1861 but his widow Janet was residing at 50 Bridge St., Govan, Tradeston, Glasgow with her daughter Janet and son Robert.  Duncan married on 08 DEC 1806 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland to Janet DUNLOP b: ABT 25 APR 1784 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, daughter of Gavin Dunlop and Janet Jackson.  Duncan and Janet had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 18 OCT 1807 in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland.  Janet is found as a spinster in 1851 residing with her parents in Glasgow and in 1861 residing with her widowed mother in Glasgow. Janet has not been found in 1841. She worked as a dressmaker and is presumed to have never married. James Stewart's notes indicate she died without issue.
        2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 10 JUL 1809 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Duncan is found in 1841 residing with his parents in Glasgow and employed as a journeyman iron moulder. He has not been confidently identified in later census records. James Stewart's notes indicate he died without issue. It may be that hed died between 1841-51, thus the inability to confidently identify him in 1851 and later census records.
        3. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: 28 JUL 1811 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Catharine has not been found in any census records. According to James Stewart's notes, Catharine married James SCOTT.
        4. Has Children Gavin STEWART b: 16 JUL 1813 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Gavin is found in 1841, age 25, b 1816 in Lanarkshire, residing in Norfolk, Kirkfield, Lanarkshire, employed as a foreman in a cotton factory, residing with his wife Elizabeth and newborn daughter. He is found in 1851, age 37, b 1814 in Glasgow, Lanark, residing at 18 Norfolk St., Gorbals, Lanark, employed as a manufacturings warehouseman, residing with his wife and children. He is found in 1861, b 1814 in Glasgow, residing at 92 Canning St, Bridgeton, Calton, Glasgow, employed as a manufacturing foreman, residing with his wife and children. He is found in 1871, age 56, b 1815 in Glasgow, residing at 125 Great Hamilton Street, Calton, Glasgow, as a widower with his children, and employed as a "washerwoman" (sic - probably a transcription error for "warehouseman"). He is found in 1881, age 67, b 1814 in Glasgow, residing at 123 Rutherglen Road, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, employed as a warehouseman.  Gavin married on 24 SEP 1839 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to Elisabeth BREMNER b: 1815 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  They had the following children:
          1. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 23 JUL 1840 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Margaret is found in 1841 as a 10 month old newborn residing with her parents. In 1851 she is incorrectly recorded (or transcribed) as "Alexander, daughter, age 16" and is employed as a straw hat maker. In 1871 she was residing with her parents and was employed as a "millamer"(?). In 1881 Margaret was residing with her widowed father and her children. Her husband, Walter Brown, was not residing with them. In 1891 Margaret is found residing at 270 Cumberland St., Hutchesontown, Govan, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, with her brother-in-law, John Brown (b1861 in Glasgow, employed as a joiner), and her three children. Margaret was employed as a feather cleaner and straw hat maker.  Margaret married on 05 FEB 1873 in Calton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to Walter BROWN b: ABT 1845 in Scotland.  Walter has not been found in any census records. His date of birth here is merely an estimation.  They had the following children:
            1. Has No Children Elizabeth BROWN b: 1875 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
            2. Has No Children John BROWN b: 1877 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
            3. Has No Children Walterina BROWN b: 1879 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 25 MAR 1842 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Janet was residing with her parents in 1851 & 1861 and employed as a straw hat maker.  According to the family tree, Janet married firstly to James ARMOUR and secondly to John FORSYTH, widower of her sister, Isabella.
          3. Has No Children Isabella Buchanan STEWART b: 05 MAR 1844 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Isabella is described in the family tree as having died in infancy.
          4. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 09 MAY 1846 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  In 1851 & 1861 Robert was residing with his parents and employed as a warehouse boy. According to James Stewart's notes: Robert. m. 1 Elizabeth McLean; m. 2 Christine Ross of Montrose. Children Evelyn & Marguerite in Newcastle upon Tyne.
          5. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 24 SEP 1848 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Elizabeth was residing with her parents in 1861 and 1871 and employed as a housekeeper. According to James Stewart's notes, Elizabeth died without issue.
          6. Has No Children Isabella Ainslie STEWART b: 13 NOV 1851 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Isabella was residing with her parents in 1861 & 1871.  According to the family tree, Isabella married John FORSYTH and then died.  According to James Stewart's notes, they had two daughters who died without issue. John then married secondly to Isabella's sister, Janet.
          7. Has No Children John Bremner STEWART b: 17 JAN 1855 in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Died 1916. John was residing with his parents in 1861 & 1871 and employed as an "apprentice [illegible]." In 1881 he was residing with his widowed father and employed as a joiner. m Charlotte Allan WEIR (1867-1965). According to James Stewart's notes, they had the following children:
            1. 1894      Gavin. m. Jane Ferguson. 4 children.

            2. 1895      Robert Sibbald Weir. m. Thomasina Cochrane Henderson. 2 children, 1 d.inf.

              1. descendants not published for privacy reasons.

            3. 1897      John Bremner. m. Marjory Lumsden. Daughter Elizabeth.

            4. 1899      Greta Liddel Stewart.  Dwi.

            5. 1903      Elizabeth B. m. Alexander Beveridge. One son Allan Stewart Beveridge.

            6. 1905      Gordon. Dwi. (Researcher of the family records).

            7. 1907      Charlotte A. W.   m. David Newlands. No issue.

        5. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 07 OCT 1815 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  In 1841 Isabella was residing with her parents and employed as a winder. According to James Stewart's notes, Isabella married a man named HERBERTSON.
        6. Has No Children David STEWART b: 01 JUN 1818 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  David is mentioned in the family tree as having died in infancy.
        7. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 20 APR 1822 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  In 1841 Robert was residing with Mrs Margaret Stark at Thistle St., Gorbals, Lanark, Scotland and employed as a grocer's shopman. In 1851 he was residing with his widowed mother and was employed as a master grocer employing 1 man and 2 boys.  He has not been found in 1861 or later census records. According to James Stewart's notes, Robert died without issue. It is presumed his death occurred between 1851-1861.
        8. Has Children David STEWART b: 26 SEP 1829 in Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  In 1841 David was residing with his parents. In 1851 David was residing with his parents and was employed as a grocer's shopman. In 1861 David was residing in Govan, Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, with his wife and son and employed as a grocer. In 1871m David was residing with his wife and children at 145 Nelson St, Govan, Glasgow, and employed as a grocer. They had one household servant. In 1881 David was residing with his wife and children at 145 Nelson St., Govan, Glasgow, and was employed as a grocer. His father-in-law, John Carmichael, was residing with them.  David married on 14 FEB 1860 in Clyde, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland to Isabella CARMICHAEL b: 03 JUL 1835 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, daughter of John Carmichael and Christian McEwen.  David and Isabella had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 29 NOV 1860 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          2. Has No Children John STEWART b: 30 MAY 1862 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          3. Has No Children Christina STEWART b: 13 JUN 1864 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.  Christina is not found in census records and is presumed to have died before 1871 and prior to the birth of her same-named sister in 1874.
          4. Has No Children Janet Dunlop STEWART b: 23 JUN 1866 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          5. Has No Children David STEWART b: 03 APR 1868 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          6. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 13 MAR 1870 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
          7. Has No Children Christina Carmichael STEWART b: 15 FEB 1874 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 02 NOV 1782 in Druimlich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children Robert STEWART of Invercarnaig b: ABT 27 APR 1735 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  (The OPR shows his mother's name as Janet Stewart instead of Christian Stewart, but this is an error.)  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as being "lately in Invercarnaig" and thus he died bef. 1815.  He is recorded as having one (surviving) son, James, a cow feeder in Glasgow.  Onomastics would dictate that Robert would have had an earlier son named Robert.  No OPR match has presently been found.  It is suggested that Robert was the father of:
      1. Has No Children "Robert" STEWART b: ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland. No evidence has been found for the existence of this Robert. He is suggested by onomastics only. As he is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South, he is presumed to have died young, if he existed at all.
      2. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1775 in Perthshire, Scotland.  James is described in Stewarts of the South as "a cow feeder in Glasgow."
        1. Son STEWART, a minor in 1815
        2. Son STEWART, a minor in 1815
    5. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Monachyle Tuarach b: ABT 12 OCT 1737 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Fiona's transcription mistakenly shows his mother as Janet Stewart.  IGI is correct.)  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as "late in Monachyle Tuarach", thus he died before 1815.  Alexander married on 14 APR 1771 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Anna FISHER (both from Balquhidder parish).  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 22 MAR 1772 in Blarchrioch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 14 APR 1774 in Blarchrioch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. (date is correct)
      3. Has No Children Robert STEWART , in Glasgow b: ABT 17 JUN 1774 in Blarchrioch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. (date is correct)  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as being a flesher in Glasgow.
      4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 30 JUL 1776 in Blarchrich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Malcolm STEWART , in Glasgow b: ABT 13 DEC 1778 in Monachalturarach, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Malcolm is described in Stewarts of the South as being a cattle dealer in Glasgow.  Malcolm has not been identified in the 1841 census.
      6. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 4 FEB 1781 in Monachyle, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. James is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is thus presumed to have died young.
      7. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 22 FEB 1781 in Monchaltuarach, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Date is uncertain.  The year is not indicated in the OPR, just "Febr 22nd", but the entry is is placed in the middle of the 1781 entries)
      8. Has No Children William STEWART b: ABT 19 FEB 1786 in Monchaltuarach, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. William is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young.
    6. Has No Children Walter STEWART b: ABT 1 FEB 1741 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Walter's birth is double registered in the Balquhidder OPR. The first registration leaves his name as blank. The second registration was written in years later and records his name as Walter. Walter is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South so it would normally be suggested that he died as a child. However, as the next brother, Peter, is not found in the OPR it is also possible that either Stewarts of the South simply got Peter's name incorrect and that it was really Walter who lived in Blartannach, or it's possible that the later registration in the OPR was mistaken and his name was really Peter.
    7. Has No Children Peter STEWART of Blartannach (Blairtummoch) b: ABT 1742 in Lednascridan, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  No record of his birth has been found.  Peter is described in Stewarts of the South as "Peter Stewart, a tacksman of Blartannach, parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire, estate of ?Craigcarnet.  He is a gentleman farmer and a clever, active, sociable man who pays £350 per annum."  And in the Appendix to Stewarts of the South he is described as: "Peter Stewart, tacksman of Blartamoch [in] Campsie Parish, Stirlingshire, been shrewd, sly and sensible, of Ardvorlich family, in Stirling of Craigbarnet's Estate, £270."   Peter is mentioned in the 1795 apprenticeship contract for his nephew, Duncan Stewart, as follows: "...Duncan Stewart, lawful son of Duncan Stewart, now deceased, grazier in Argaty in the parish of Doune, with consent of Peter Stewart, a drover in Lochbrae, his uncle, who hereby becomes cautioner for him."

      Peter had the following sons:

      1. Son STEWART, a cattle dealer
      2. Son STEWART, gone to America
      3. Son STEWART, in Glasgow, a writer
    8. Has No Children Donald STEWART , in Renfrew b: ABT 2 APR 1744 in Stronvar Beg, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is shown in the Balquhidder OPR as being born in Sroinbhear bheg (Stronvar Beg).  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as a "flesher, lately in Renfrew". Thus he died before 1815. Stewarts of the South mentions no sons, but it's possible that Donald had daughters. A Daniel Stewart, believed to be this Donald Stewart, is mentioned as a witness to the 1795 apprenticeship contract between Donald's brother, Peter, and his nephew Duncan.
    9. Has No Children William STEWART b: ABT 18 MAY 1747 in Tulloch, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  William is not recorded in Stewarts of the South and thus would normally be presumed to have died as a child.  However it is also possible that Stewarts of the South got his name wrong and that it was really William who resided in Balemenoch of Glenbuckie, rather than David, shown below.  William is not mentioned in the Lednascridan Family Tree.
    10. Has No Children David STEWART , in Ballemenoch of Glenbuckie b: ABT 1749 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  David is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being from Ballemenoch of Glenbuckie, but residing in Paisley, Renfrew by 1815.  No OPR record has been found for his birth.  It is possible that Stewarts of the South got his name incorrect and that he is actually William.  David is not mentioned in the Lednascridan Family Tree and he may have been confused with his nephew David, son of Duncan, above.

      David had the following children:

      1. Son STEWART in Glasgow, b. ABT 1780.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as a flesher in Glasgow.
        1. had issue
      2. Son STEWART in Glasgow, b. ABT 1785.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as a carrier in Glasgow.
        1. had issue

6 Line - in Duart

This branch resided in Duart and Grodich in Glen Finglas.  The reader is advised to read our Stewarts in Glen Finglas page in conjunction with this branch.

The last line is described in Stewarts of the South as:

John Stewart, late tacksman at Duard (Duart), Glenfinglas.  He is now a moss laird in good circumstances.  He has one son:

  1. A brewer and innkeeper in Stirling in a good way.  He has three or four sons.

There are only three John Stewarts in the 1814 Moss census that are old enough to be grandfathers, one of whom can be shown to have lived previously in Glenfinglas, and the others can be eliminated, making us reasonably confident of the following accounting.

Has Children John STEWART , in Duart b: 1740 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John's birth and parents have not been identified.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as being a descendant of the Stewarts of Lednascridan, but by unknown means.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as being from Duart in Glenfinglas, but presently (1815) a Moss Laird (living on Flander's Moss, Kincardine, Perthshire). He had one son who was described as a brewer and innkeeper in Stirling with three or four sons himself. The marriage and children shown here are not confirmed but are an excellent match with the preceding description. The marriage shown here records John as being from Balquhidder parish and Jean from Callander. This family is found having children from 1773 - 1784 in Groddich in Glenfinglas, which is very close to Duart. Then about 1785ish they moved to Blair Drummond Moss. They are found in the 1814 Blair Drummond Moss census residing at Drip Moss #10 and are recorded as having come from Balquhidder. The fact that John and Jean lost four children after moving to the Moss, including all three of those who were born after they moved to the Moss, is a testament to the harsh living conditions on the Moss.  It is suggested that John Stewart in Duart is the John Stewart who married on 19 DEC 1772 AND 8 JAN 1773 in Balquhidder and Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Jean STEWART b: 1748 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland and had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 10 NOV 1773 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 31 JAN 1776 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland. According to Stewarts of the South, Duncan's father, John, had one (surviving) son who was "A brewer and innkeeper in Stirling in a good way.  He has three or four sons." Baptism records show John having three sons, however the 1814 Moss Census shows that two of those sons, Alexander and James, died young, leaving Duncan as the only surviving son.  Duncan was not residing with his parents on The Moss in 1814 and would easily fit the description in Stewarts of the South.  Thus, by process of elimination, it is suggested that Duncan was a brewer and innkeeper in Stirling with three or four sons ca. 1815-1820.
  3. Has No Children Catharine STEWART b: 1 FEB 1778 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Catharine is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died at age 19 of "nervous fever".
  4. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: 5 JAN 1780 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 20 DEC 1781 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 6 SEP 1784 in Groddich, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 17 SEP 1786 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died in 1786 at age 1-1/2 of hives
  8. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 12 NOV 1788 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died in 1801 at age 12 years of "nervous fever."
  9. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 1792 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  No birth record has been found for Mary. She is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died in 1792 at 9 months of age of hives.

Research Leads

"2 Feb 1665 Stewart;; Agnes, spouse to Patrick Stewart, in Gredich in Glenfinglas, par. Of Callander."  Of all the branches known to have been associated with Glen Finglas at the time, this is the most likely branch to fit onomastically.

 

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