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The Stewarts of Dalveich and Ardveich, on Loch Earn, Balquhidder Parish, Perthshire, Scotland

Cadet Branch VII of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich

We pass our wine glass over the water pitcher as we say "Slainte mhor" to the King Over The Water. - a Jacobite toast

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Contents

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. Dalveich, Ardveich, Glenbeich, Carnlia - Crofts on the Beich Burn
  3. John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich
    1. Clan Sliochd Iain Dubh Mhor
  4. Descendants of John Dubh Mhor Stewart
    1. 1 Line - The Stewarts in Thornhill
    2. 2 Line - The Stewarts in Greeloaning
    3. 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead, and Kichp
    4. 4 Line - The Stewarts in Walbeich
    5. 5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar
    6. 6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore
    7. 7 Line - The Stewarts in Carnlia, Glentarken and Moral
    8. 8 Line - The Stewarts in Cuilantogle
  5. The Jacobite Risings and the Highland Clearances
  6. Glentarkan
  7. Sources of Information on This Family
    1. Stewarts of the South
    2. The Ardvorlich History
    3. Ardveich and Glenfinglas Stewarts
    4. The Settlements of Western Perthshire, by James Stewart.
    5. Correspondence with the Stewart Society
    6. The Garth Papers
    7. The Atholl Papers
    8. Correspondence with Gordon MacGregor
    9. Parish Records and the International Genealogical Index
    10. The Walker Family History
  8. The McIntyre Family in Carnlea
  9. Fellow Researchers
  10. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  11. Legend
  12. Contact

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  1. Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Home Page
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  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


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Introduction

Welcome to our page on the Stewarts of Dalveich and Ardveich, Perthshire, Scotland. 

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 is part of my personal family history website and represents one of my own ancestral lines.  If you are specifically looking for information on the Dalveich Stewarts then you may begin here, but you will probably want to start back a page with their ancestors, the Stewarts of Ardvorlich.  Otherwise you may wish to begin at the start page of my family history website.  If you have been following my own family line from the Comrie Stewarts of Puslinch, then you will want to refer to Line 7 below.

Please Note: This page is intended only as a narrative historical overview of this family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on this page.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying GEDCOM database.  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of the page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Acknowledgments

The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the Fellow Researchers listed below.  I am 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.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the Fellow Researchers.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

Dalveich, Ardveich, Glenbeich & Carnlia -
Crofts on the Beich Burn

 

Dalveich is a farmstead on the north shore of Loch Earn in southern Perthshire.  There is a Highland fault line which runs southwest to northeast from Edinample and under Loch Earn passing through Dalveich. Dalveich, Ardveich, Carnlia and Glenbeich were all farmsteads possessed at various points by members of our Stewart Clan.  Carnlia at one time even housed a mill and the ruin of it is still visible today. (see photos below)

Dalveich, in Gaelic, is Dal-Bheathaich, which means "field of the birch woods".  Ardveich is Ard-Bheathaich which means "height of the birch woods".  And Glenbeich is Gleann Beathaich, which means "valley of the birch woods".  All three of these small settlements are located at various points along the Beich Burn ("Birch Creek") as it flows out of the mountains to empty into Loch Earn directly across the lake from Ardvorlich.

Carnlia is believed to derive from Cairn+leigh = "a pile of stones or a stone fort" + "a clearing in a woods".  Thus Carnlia may mean "the clearing in the woods near the stone fort/pile."  It may also mean "corn field".

It may be helpful to clarify that Glenbeich, as a compound word, always refers to the farmstead of that name, whereas Glen Beich, as two separate words, always refers to the Beich Valley (or Glen) through which the Beich Creek (or Burn) runs.  When "beich" combines with other words in Gaelic it sometimes acquires a softening "h" after the first letter to become "bheich" and is pronounced "vaychk" (with the traditional Scottish "ch" sound).  Thus the place name elements of beich and veich represent the same word.

Ruins of Ardveich Castle
Ruins of Ardveich Castle
© Copyright Dr Richard Murray and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Loch Earn and lower Glen Beich
Lower Glen Beich and Loch Earn
© Copyright Dr Richard Murray and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The parish boundary between Comrie parish in the east and Balquhidder parish in the west passes right through the middle of Loch Earn and between Dalveich and Ardveich.  Thus, members of this family can be found in both Comrie and Balquhidder parishes, and many descendant lines can also be found in the neighbouring parishes of Callander, Kilmadock, Kincardine and Port of Menteith.  A significant number of descendant families immigrated to Canada in 18th and 19th centuries.  Today their descendants can be found scattered across the globe.

Dalveich, Ardveich, and Carnlia are all located at the foot of Meal a' Mhadaidh, "the Hill of the Bloodhounds", "so named because Malcolm Og MacGregor raced the Campbell bloodhounds to the top and had enough time to turn round and shoot them with his long gun." (Gordon MacGregor)

Before the Stewarts were there it's probable that that land was MacLaren country and certainly in the early 1600's a witch lived there. She could put a hex on a cow and foresaw things and was not to be treated lightly!  There is story about a Stewart from Dalveich who set off to get married and was murdered just after the ceremony was completed and outside the church. Maybe the murderer was the frustrated suitor of the hand of the bride! - Peter McNaughton

Prior to the arrival of our Stewarts, Ardveich belonged to the Chief line of the MacLarens.  Their former residence of Ardveich Castle, an old fortified tower house, now sits in ruins.  Parish records show that although Clan Laurin was diminished in its power in later years, they still continued to reside at Ardveich alongside our Stewarts.

 


Glen Beich viewed from Ardvorlich (click to enlarge)
©2005 by Ryk Brown for Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group


Carnlia House (ruins)

Carnlia Mill foundation (ruins)

View south towards Ardvorlich from Carnlia

Don Walker straddling the Carnlia Water, likely where the mill wheel once stood

Photos of Carnlia Ruins by Don Walker, 2006

John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich, Lochearnside, Balquhidder, Perthshire (~1630-1733)

Our story began on the previous page with the Stewarts of Ardvorlich and continues now with John Dubh Mhor Stewart, the first of the Dalveich line.  John Dubh Mhor Stewart was a natural son of James Beag Stewart, 2nd of Ardvorlich. "Natural son" is a polite way of saying he was illegitimate.  The Stewarts of the South document describes John as a "rude and boisterous man" who held Dalveich, Lochearnside, in the parish of Balquhidder as a wadsetter (an ancient form of lease).  The land, at that time belonged to the Marquis of Atholl.  By 1820 it was part of the Breadalbane estate.

"Dubh Mhor" (pronounced "doo vor") is a Gaelic nickname. "Dubh" is Gaelic for "black"; probably a description of John's black hair. "Mhor" means "great, big, or large". If he was anywhere near the size that his father was reputed to be, then in this case it more than likely meant "big". Essentially his name meant "Big Black John Stewart".

What do we know of John Dubh Mhor Stewart?

Birth - We do not know exactly when John Dubh Mhor Stewart was born.  But he was probably born about 1630.  His exact date of birth is unknown and no record has been found of his birth.  As a natural son, he would have been born either prior to his father's first marriage or in-between his father's marriages.  Given the approximate likely birth dates for John's children it is highly unlikely that he was born prior to his father's first marriage in 1620.  John must also have been old enough to take the field at Tippermuir in 1645 in order to have been present when his father killed Lord Kilpont.  Thus it is suggested that he was born about 1630.

Marriage - There is no record of the name(s) of the wife or wives of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  It appears that he had children over a 20-30 year period which suggests the possibility that he was married more than once.  And, given that John himself was a natural child (illegitimate) and given the commonality of natural children in that era it seems reasonable to suggest that some of John's sons may have been natural children too.  In 1667, John was co-tenant in Carnlia with a Donald McCara (possibly mac rath = "son of grace" a surname indigenous to the Atholl region).  Nothing is known of Donald, but the forename Donald became extremely prominent among John's descendents, suggesting the possibility that Donald may have been John's father-in-law or brother-in-law.

Death - We do not know exactly when John Dubh Mhor Stewart died.  The Ardvorlich History says that John Dubh Mhor Stewart lived to a very old age, past the Rising in 1715, and long enough to see one of his great-grandsons reach adulthood.  Thus he must have lived to at least 90 years of age and another reference says he lived to over 100 years of age.  In 1733, a Robert Steuart entered into a contract of wadset for the lands of Ardveich with James Drummond, Earl of Perth, on 4 January, 1733 (source: MacGregor).  It is presumed that he would be a son (or possibly grandson).  The date strongly suggests that John Dubh Mhor had just died and that his son was securing his inheritance of Ardveich.  This would be about the right age for a man whose great-grandson was an adult.  Thus it is suggested that John died in late 1732.

Burial - The Walker Family History claims that John Dubh Mhor Stewart and his resident descendants "are all buried in Ardvorlich Burying Place, Old Chapel of Dundurn, St. Fillans."  We have no other confirmation of this claim, but the claim is entirely reasonable.  This burial ground is reserved for members of the family of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich and their cadets.

Photos of Dundurn Chapel and Burial Ground Oct. 2005, by Ryk Brown.  CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Burial ground for the Stewarts of Ardvorlich and their cadets including the Stewarts of Dalveich. 
Undocumented location of the grave of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.

The Ardvorlich History records the following about John Dubh Mhor Stewart:

Blair Atholl and Blair Castle

John Murray, 1st Marquis of Atholl, resided at Blair Castle and married Lady Amelia Stanley, daughter of the 7th Earl of Derby.  Lady Stanley was said to be fond of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  Her husband, the Marquis, granted the lands of Dalveich and Carnlia to John Dubh Mhor.

"The Major [James Beag Stewart of Ardvorlich] had a natural son, John Dubh Mhor, who, though his father and friends left Montrose, remained behind and joined himself to the Atholl Regiment.  He was a very fine looking Highlander and a good soldier.  He afterwards became a great favourite of the Marquess of Atholl and got from him a beneficial tack* of the Mill and Lands of Carnlia on the north side of Loch Earn.  When the Marquess brought his lady to Scotland (afterwards Countess of Derby in her own right) she wished to see a handsome Highlander in his full equipment, and John Stewart was accordingly introduced to her and became so much a favourite as to be frequently at Blair.  He lived 'til after the Revolution (1715) and left eight sons, every one of whom had descendants and they now form one of the most numerous branches of the family, many of them being settled in different parts of South West Perthshire.  His descendants enjoyed the tack of Carnlia for several generations and had actually at one time got a feu* right but were afterwards prevailed upon to resign it for a wadset* which was, of course, redeemed." (M.S. Book of Ardvorlich)

*A tack, feu, or wadset were various mediaeval forms of land tenure (in decreasing superiority).  They would each be somewhat akin to a modern mortgage or lease.

On 3 November 1656, a John and Duncan Stewart were given the wadset of the four markland of Dalveich, and one markland of Croftnalekin ("Croft na Leachin" = Leachin of Auchraw) bounding the former, on the north shore of Loch Earn.  It is presumed that this John Stewart is John Dubh Mhor.  His partner, Duncan Stewart, has not been identified.

"The Dalveich and Croftnalekin holdings were accompanied by the shielings of Tomchaddiltie Badguir (Balquhidder?).  In addition the tenure included half the fishings pertaining to Dalveich on Loch Earn.  The share was to Duncan Stewart and his spouse Janet Buchanan, for an advance of five hundred pounds Scots.  John and Duncan Stewart were portioners in tenancy of a subdivided holding.... The sasine for Dalveich was witnessed by James Stewart (2nd) of Ardvorlich, Alexander Stewart, feuer of Annat, one James Stewart in Bradinchyllis (Branachallie?), and Robert Stewart in Monchyle." (James Stewart, Settlements of Western Perthshire).

The sasine in question was: "Sasine confirming an annual rent to Janet Buchannan, spouse of Duncan Stewart in Dalveich, dated June, 1657. RS52/13/f.77" (MacGregor)

The identity of John's land partner in Dalveich remains a mystery.  Duncan Stewart would be too young to be a son of John's if John was born in 1630 and Duncan was married in 1657.  In 1569 there was a Duncan McAlistair Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart, 2nd of Gartnafuaran, who was residing in Carnlia, but this Duncan would be far too late to be the same person and the Gartnafuaran Duncan is believed to have had no children.

According to the Atholl Hunting Rolls, a John Stewart (presumably our John Dubh Mhor) and Donald McCara were tenants in Carnlia in 1667.

Also in James Irvine Robertson's Atholl Collection is: "1711 Receipt Atholl to Robt Stewart in Brae of Moness for Dalveich, Glenbeith, Carnlia".

Land Holdings

From the above information we can identify the following places as having been possessed by John Dubh Mhor Stewart:

bulletDalveich (including fishing rights)
bulletArdveich
bulletCarnlia (including mill rights, also frequently spelled "Carnlea")
bulletLeachin of Auchraw (a.k.a Croftnalekin = "Croft of Leachin", frequently spelled "Leckin")

Dalveich and Ardveich are shown on the map and photo above.  Carnlia is shown on the photo, but not on the map.  Leachin is not shown on either, but is located on the lakeshore between Dalveich and Auchraw.  The chapel at Leachin is the traditional burial place for the McLaren Clan, with their senior family being McLaren of Ardveich.  Prior to the arrival of our Stewarts all of these lands and indeed most of the west end of Loch Earn belonged to the McLarens.  They were the chief clan in the area and had right of first entry into Balquhidder Kirk (which they once defended with the sword against the MacGregors).

19th Century Exodus to Canada and Elsewhere

In the late 18th century and early 19th century the Highlands of Scotland were emptying.  Gaelic speaking Scots were leaving the lands they'd lived on for centuries.  For some the reasons were political but mostly it was economical.  Some left willingly while others were forced off their ancestral lands.  Our Stewarts were no different.

Some of the Dalveich Stewarts remained in Scotland and we have a few living descendants in our group who still reside in Scotland.  Some left for England, some for Australia and New Zealand.  Very few of the Dalveich Stewarts went to the USA (although the USA seems to have been a preferred destination for the Glenbuckie Stewarts).  By far, the largest group of Dalveich Stewart emigrants went to Canada.

Of those who immigrated to Canada in the early 1800s, some settled in Hamilton, Ontario, and some in Nova Scotia.  But of the Canadian immigrants from this clan, by far the largest group settled in Renfrew County in eastern Ontario along the banks of the Ottawa River and in the areas just south of the river, particularly in the townships of McNab, Horton, and Admaston.

Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

The following members of this clan are known to have settled in Renfrew County.  There may be others that we still haven't identified as the list seems to be growing.

bulletJohn Stewart, b 1802 in Ardveich, son of John Stewart in Ardveich and Kiep, son of Donald Stewart in Wester Ardveich and Kichp of 3 Line, below, immigrated in 1830 to McNab township and later moved to Horton Township.
bulletJames Stewart, b 1798 in Ardveich, illegitimate son of Alexander Stewart, son of Donald Stewart in Wester Ardveich and Kichp of 3 Line, below, immigrated in 1830 to Horton township.
bulletPeter McIntyre, b 1798 in Carnlia, son of Margaret Stewart in Wester Ardveich, daughter of Alexander Stewart, son of Donald Stewart in Wester Ardveich and Kichp of 3 Line, below, immigrated in 1830 to Horton township.  Peter's wife, Mary Stewart, was descended from 5 Line, below.
bulletRobert Stewart, b 1781 in Wester Ardveich, son of Alexander Stewart, son of Donald Stewart in Wester Ardveich and Kichp of 3 Line, below, immigrated sometime before 1851 to McNab township.
bulletRobert Stewart, b 1787 in Rannag of Glenogle son of Duncan Stewart in Summerline, son of Daniel Stewart in Walbeich of 4 Line, below, immigrated in 1830 to McNab township.
bulletJohn Stewart, b 1796 on the Blair Drummond Moss, half-brother to the preceding Robert Stewart, son of Duncan Stewart in Summerline, son of Daniel Stewart in Walbeich of 4 Line, below, immigrated in 1830 to McNab township.

Clan Sloichd Iain Dubh Mhor

The Descendants of John Dubh Mhor Stewart

John Dubh Mhor Stewart became the patriarch of a Stewart clan known as Sloichd Iain Dubh Mhor, which simply means "seed (offspring) of Big Black John".  According to the Ardvorlich History, he had eight sons, all of whom had descendants.  It is presumed he also had daughters, however nothing is known of them.  The Ardvorlich History says that this was one of the largest branches of the Ardvorlich family.

The names of only three of John's sons are known for certain: James, John and Alexander.  His eldest son would most certainly have been named James, after his father.  His second son would likely be named after John's father-in-law whose name is unknown (but at this time it appears most likely to have been Donald, or its substitute version "Daniel").  His third son would likely be named John (unless that was also his father-in-law's name).  The Walker Family History confirms that one of his sons was named Alexander, probably a later son.  The name Alexander is no surprise to find in this family as John Dubh Mhor's grandfather was Alexander Stewart, 1st of Ardvorlich.  Correspondence cited below would suggest that two of his other younger sons were probably named Robert and Charles.  From the names of his 18th century descendants and from other correspondence we can suggest that his other sons' names probably included Duncan and possibly Walter.  This gives us a list of 8 possible or confirmed names corresponding with his 8 sons: James, Donald, John, Alexander, Charles, Robert, Duncan and Walter.

The birth dates for his sons are not known but it is unlikely that he had any children earlier than 1650.  However, for John to have lived long enough to have seen a great-grandson grow to adult age then John could not have begun his family much later than 1660.  Given that he probably had some daughters too and given an average space between children of 2-3 years, it would appear that the births of his children probably ranged from ABT 1660-1690.  This seems like a rather large family for only one mother, thus it is further suggested that John Dubh Mhor Stewart was probably married more than once.

Stewarts of the South presents us with a picture of the known descendants of John Dubh Mhor in approximately 1815 - 1820.  The Ardvorlich History gives us a brief biographical account of John himself, plus a partial genealogy of one or two branches of descendants from the mid-19th century.  As the Ardvorlich History indicates that each of John's eight sons had children, then we should expect to find significantly more descendants in 1815 than those described in Stewarts of the South.  Thus it may be that some of John's sons had only daughters (as Stewarts of the South only accounts for male lines), or many of John's grandsons may have emigrated, or some of his descendant lines may have failed in the third generation, or it may also be that the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 took heavy casualties in the male lines of this family.  The latter suggestion seems supported by anecdotal and circumstantial evidence.  Birth records appear to show a few male lines who suddenly stop having children after 1745.

Confirmed Jacobites

The records of the Forfeited (Jacobite) Estates 1755-56 lists the lands of Jacobites that were forfeited as a consequence of the Rising of 1745.  Included in the records of the Perth estates is the farm of Wester Ardveich.  It lists the occupants of the farm as: Alexander McLaren, Duncan Stewart, James Stewart, 3 subtenants and cottars for a total of 6 families.  These Stewarts would be Duncan Stewart of 3 Line (below) whose family later resided at Lochearnhead and James Ross Stewart of 5 Line below.  Evidence (below) would suggest that Duncan's brother John Stewart likely died during the Rising.  And we have testimony that Robert Stewart of 7 Line died at Culloden, although his death is not recorded.

The report also gives us a tantalizing statistical glimpse at these families.  It lists that there are 6 families residing at Wester Ardveich in 1755 with:

  1. 9 adult males over 17
  2. 6 adult females over 17
  3. 6 males between 10-17
  4. 2 females between 10-17
  5. 2 male children under 10
  6. 3 female children under 10

For a total of 14 males and 14 females.  And it says that 14 of these spoke English.  Thus only 50% of the household members were bi-lingual.  The rest spoke only Gaelic.

It would appear that the Stewarts of Dalveich were closely allied with the MacLarens of Ardveich.  The fact that the MacLarens of Ardveich were also allied by marriage with the Stewarts of Appin may be an indication as to why the Stewarts of Dalveich appear to have been strongly Jacobite while many of the other Ardvorlich branches were not.

When we account for all the known evidence to date we can piece together the following tentative accounting of the descendants of John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich.

John Dubh Mhor STEWART , Of Dalveich, born: ABT 1630 in Ardvorlich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  (His exact place of birth is unrecorded.  In the absence of documentary evidence, his father's residence is suggested as his birth place.)  John died ABT 1732 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He may have married more than once.  It is suggested that John Dubh Mhor Stewart had the following children:

  1. Has No Children James STEWART b: ABT 1660 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. Based on Scots naming patterns his eldest son would have been named James. However no documentary evidence yet confirms this James' exact identity.  He is presumed to be the patriarch of 1 Line - Stewarts in Thornhill, below, and possibly 2 Line - Stewarts in Greenloaning as well.
  2. Has No Children Unknown Daughters STEWART b: BET 1660 AND 1690 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is statistically unlikely that a man with eight sons would have no daughters.  However we have no evidence of John Dubh Mhor having any daughters.  It is merely suggested here that he probably had some daughters and that their birth dates would be somewhere between 1660-1690.
  3. Has Children "Donald" STEWART , in Wester Ardveich b: ABT 1670 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. Donald's first name is not known for certain but is suggested from onomastics. Our current accounting would suggest that Donald may be the second son of John Dubh Mhor.  Donald is suggested as the patriarch of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp and possibly also of 4 Line - The Stewarts in Walbeich.  It is suggested that John may have had the following sons, who should really be considered theoretical constructs at this time, as we have no documentary evidence of their existence, and we are not certain exactly how Lines 3 & 4 actually descend from John Dubh Mhor.
    1. Has Children "John" STEWART , in Wester Ardveich b: ABT 1705 in probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no documentary evidence of this John Stewart.  He is suggested as the father of Donald Stewart in Kip, shown under 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp.
    2. Has Children "Duncan" STEWART , in Lochearnhead b: ABT 1708 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland,  There is no documentary evidence of this Duncan Stewart.  He is suggested as the father of Robert Stewart in Lochearnhead, shown under 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp.
    3. Has Children Daniel STEWART , in Walbeich b: ABT 1710 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Daniel is shown below as the patriarch of 4 Line - The Stewarts in WalbeichIt is not certain that Daniel was a son of "Donald" Stewart in Wester Ardveich, however he fits chronologically and onomastically (as Daniel was a substitute name for Donald).
  4. Has No Children John STEUART b: ABT 1673 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. Based on Scots naming patterns his third son would have been named John. However no documentary evidence yet confirms this John's exact identity.  It's possible that this John's descendants failed in the male line or emigrated and were unknown to the author of Stewarts of the South.
  5. Has No Children Son ("Duncan"?) STEWART b: ABT 1675 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. This son's exact identity is unknown, but onomastics would suggest that it might be Duncan, however this is purely speculation at this point.
  6. Has Children Robert STEWART , in Glenbeich and Ardveich b: ABT 1678 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons.  Robert's name is not known for sure but is suggested from evidence in the following letter: "1713 - Alex Stewart, London, wants brother Robert Stewart, in Glenbeach (Glenbeich) to send him money."  He is presumed to be the Robert Steuart who entered into a contract of wadset for the lands of Ardveich with James Drummond, Earl of Perth, on 4 January, 1733 (source: MacGregor) as no other favourable Robert Stewart has been identified.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor lived to over 100 years of age.  The date of the preceding sasine suggests that John likely died just prior to 4 JAN 1733 and this is the record of his son securing his inheritance.  We have no confirmation that these references apply to the same Robert, nor that they apply to a son of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  It is possible that these references could be to a grandson of John.  However the current accounting seems to be the most likely arrangement.

    According to The Ardvorlich History, #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar and #6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore are sibling lines, however their exact relationship is uncertain. The Ardvorlich History claims that Alexander Stewart of 6-Line is the older brother of James Ross Stewart of 5-Line, however Stewarts of the South presents 5-Line as preceding 6-Line thus suggesting that Alexander was the younger brother, apparently contradicting The Ardvorlich History. Neither of these sources are 100% reliable when it comes to birth order and precedence. Current research would appear to favour that Alexander was younger than James. Their father's name is not known for certain. He was probably one of the middle sons of John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich. Present accounting would favour that this line descends from Robert Stewart.

    It is suggested that Robert was the father of:

    1. Has Children James Ross STEWART , in Ardveich b: ABT 1720 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is the patriarch of patriarch of #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar, shown below.
    2. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Ardveich b: ABT 1735 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is the patriarch of patriarch of #6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore, shown below.
  7. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Carnlia b: ABT 1680 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is the only son of John Dubh Mhor for whom we have any confirmed documentary evidence of his identity.  Alexander is recorded in the Walker Family History (below) as being a son of "Iain Dubh Shenman", son of James Stewart of Ardvorlich.  There is no such Gaelic word as "Shenman".  This would be a transcription error for Iain Dubh Sheamuis, or "Black John (son of) James", known to us as John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich, progenitor of this clan.  The Walker Family History is difficult to reconcile with Stewarts of the South as it appears to match the descriptions of 3-Line, 4-Line, and 7-Line.  4-Line is not a good match and 3-Line has now been thoroughly accounted for and can be eliminated as a match.  Thus, by process of elimination, we can now say that Alexander is the patriarch of 7-Line.  Alexander's descendants are shown below under 7 Line - The Stewarts in Carnlia, Glentarken and Moral.
  8. Has No Children Son ("Walter"?) STEWART b: ABT 1682 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. This son's exact identity is unknown, but onomastics would suggest that it might be Walter, however this is purely speculation at this point.  "Walter" is suggested as the most likely patriarch of #8 Line - The Stewarts in Cuilantogle.
  9. Has No Children Charles STEWART , in Dalveich b: ABT 1685 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. Charles is suggested from evidence in the following letter: "1713 - Letter by Alex Stewart to brother Charles Stewart of Dalveich.  Herewith by Strowan's servant, your wallet and wife's provisions."  There is only one Charles Stewart listed in the Balquhidder OPR so he is believed to be the same Charles Steuart who married on 12 FEB 1721 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Isobell CAMBPELL of Killin parish and had the following children.  This suggestion is further supported by the fact that the birth locations for these children match with known residences for other later descendants of the Dalveich Stewarts.  No later descendants for this line have been identified in Stewarts of the South or in the Balquhidder OPR.  Thus, this line is presumed to have either failed in the male line or emigrated.
    1. Anna STEUART, bap. 14 JAN 1723 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    2. Marjory STEUART, bap. 5 FEB 1725 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    3. Helen STEUART, bap. 26 JAN 1727 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    4. John STEUART, bap. 5 JAN 1729 in Glenogle, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    5. Alexander STEUART (double entered as "Alistir"), bap. 18 AUG 1734  in Stronvar Mor, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

1 Line - The Stewarts in Thornhill


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The first branch of descendants of the Dalveich Stewarts is a family of Stewarts who lived in Thornhill, just west of the village of Doune in Kilmadock parish.  It is believed that the author of Stewarts of the South did his best to present descendant lines in order of seniority, however such a reconstruction would have been based on the the author's knowledge at that time, and based likely on the families' own recollections.  Thus it cannot be counted on that the earlier lines are necessarily senior to the later lines. 

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

Alexander Stewart - a feuer in Thornhill village, Doune parish (just west of the village of Doune). Alexander has four (adult) sons.  They are:

  1. Alexander Stewart, a wright in Callander who has

    1. one minor son.

  2. Duncan Stewart, a journeyman wright.

  3. James Stewart, a journeyman wright.

  4. Daniel Stewart, who is living with his father.  Daniel has

    1. one son, a minor.

Our present reconstruction of this branch is as follows:

Alexander STEWART, b abt 1700

Alexander STEWART in Thornhill, b. ABT 1730 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a feuer in Thornhill village (just west of the village of Doune), Doune (Kilmadock) parish. Alexander had four (adult) sons (ca.1815-20)."  Alexander's relationship to the sons of John Dubh Mhor is unknown, but the fact that he is listed first in Stewarts of the South might suggested that he represented the most senior line and likely descending from James, the eldest son, probably a grandson of James.  However the fact that Alexander no longer resided in Dalveich might suggest that he descended from a younger son and that Stewarts of the South has these lines out of order.  Alexander had the following children:

  1. Alexander STEWART, b. ABT 1760 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a wright in Callander".

    1. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.

  2. Duncan STEWART, b. ABT 1763 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a journeyman wright."
  3. James STEWART, b. ABT 1766 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a journeyman wright."

  1. Daniel (Donald) STEWART, b. ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland. He is described in Stewarts of the South as "living with his father" in 1815. 

    1. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Perthshire, Scotland. 

(Note - Daniel Stewart, schoolmaster in Doune, previously shown here as possibly being the Daniel above has since been eliminated.  He can be found here.)

1851 Census results that appear to be good matches:

David STEWART (substitute name for Duncan), age 67, b 1784 in Thornhill, Perthshire, res High St., Thornhill, occ shoemaker, no other residents. Residing next door to...

James STEWART, age 82, b 1769 in Thornhill, Kincardine, Perthshire, res High St., Thornhill, occ tanner.
Helen STEWART, wife, age 66, b 1785 in Thornhill

  1. James STEWART, son, age 31, b 1820 in Thornhill, occ currier
  2. Isabella STEWART, dtr, age 28, b 1823 in Thornhill, occ servant

1841

James STEWART, 1771, tanner, and Helen STEWART, 1786, res Old Town Thornhill

  1. James STEWART, 1821

Residing next to:

  1. Thomas STEWART, 1811, ag lab
  2. Margaret STEWART, 1811
  3. Samuel STEWART, 1815
  4. Thomas STEWART, 1836
  5. Elisabeth STEWART, 1838
  6. Jane STEWART, 1840
  7. Margaret MALLAN, 1831, FS

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no birth can be found for Thomas 1811 or Samuel 1815

James STEWART and Helen MITCHELL, m 30 JUN 1816 in Kincardine *** (See family of David Mitchell in database)

  1. John STEWART, 30 AUG 1817 in Kincardine
  2. James STEWART, 22 MAY 1819 in Kincardine
  3. Mary STEWART, 10 JUL 1820 in Kincardine
  4. Isobel STEWART, 21 APR 1822 in Kincardine
  5. David STEWART, 1 MAR 1824 in Kincardine

Thomas STEWART and Margaret MCCULLOCH, m 12 JAN 1834 in Kincardine and 24 JAN 1834 in Kilmadock

  1. Thomas STEWART, 18 SEP 1835 in Kincardine
  2. Elisbath STEWART, 8 NOV 1837 in Kincardine
  3. Jane STEWART, 28 APR 1840 in Kincardine
  4. Thomas STEWART, 5 JAN 1845 in Kincardine

James STEWART, b 10 MAY 1767 in Kincardine, s/o Andrew (no mother)

James STEWART, 9 AUG 1767 in Kincardine, s/o James Stewart and Mary McEwen

James STEWART, 1 JAN 1769 in Kincardine, s/o John Stewart (no mother)

Alexander STEWART and Janet MCKINLAY

  1. James STEWART, 18/20 AUG 1767 in Callander (only child)

2 Line - The Stewarts in Greenloaning


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The second line of descendants of the Dalveich Stewarts was a family who lived in Greeloaning.  This line is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Donald Stewart - a feuer in Greeloaning, Dunblane parish, is now living in Upper Canada, America (present-day Ontario, Canada).  He has four sons who are all minors.

John Stewart, brother of Donald Stewart, is a gardener and land surveyor in London, and is in respectable circumstances.

Our present reconstruction of this family is as follows:

Unknown STEWART, b. ABT 1740 in Perthshire, Scotland.  His identity is unknown.  He was father of the following brothers:
  1. Donald STEWART, b. ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a feuer in Greenloaning, Dunblane parish, is now living in Upper Canada, America (present-day Ontario, Canada)."  He had the following children:

    1. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Greenloaning, Strathallan, Dunblane, Perthshire Scotland.  He is described as a minor in Stewarts of the South ca. 1815-1820.
    2. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Greenloaning, Strathallan, Dunblane, Perthshire Scotland.  He is described as a minor in Stewarts of the South ca. 1815-1820.
    3. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Greenloaning, Strathallan, Dunblane, Perthshire Scotland.  He is described as a minor in Stewarts of the South ca. 1815-1820.
    4. Son STEWART, b. AFT 1800 in Greenloaning, Strathallan, Dunblane, Perthshire Scotland.  He is described as a minor in Stewarts of the South ca. 1815-1820.
  2. John STEWART, b. ABT 1775 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as a "brother of Donald Stewart, was a gardener and land surveyor in London (England), and is in respectable circumstances" (ca.1815-20). 

3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp


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The third line of the Stewarts of Dalveich is a family who lived in Ardveich and had branches in Lochearnhead and Kichp (Keip/Kip) in Strathyre.  This family is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Donald Stewart - late tacksman in Ardveich, Loch Earnside, in Comrie parish, on the Drummond's estate. ("Late" would indicate that he had recently died by ca. 1815).  He had three sons, and they are:

  1. John Stewart, a tacksman at Keip (the original transcriber indicates this word is illegible) of Strathyre in Balquhidder, on Buchanan of Cambusmore's estate.  He has five sons: two adults and three under age.
  2. Alexander Stewart - a moss lord in Flanders Moss at Summerline.  He has two sons who are minors.
  3. Robert Stewart - a shepherd to Captain Stewart of Glenbuckie.  He is living at Kintyre, a minor. (It's not clear whether Robert Stewart, the shepherd, was a minor, or if he had one son who was a minor.)

Robert Stewart - who was once the innkeeper at Loch Earnhead (and has presumably died by ca. 1815) left two sons [who are(?)] tacksmen of Ruinacraig, Strathyre, in Balquhidder on Cambusmore's estate.  They are:

  1. Duncan Stewart, who has one son who is a minor
  2. Robert Stewart, his brother, who is a bachelor and pays rent £160

It was previously suggested here that this line may have been the one presented in The Walker Family History, however that has now been shown to be incorrect.  Both lines descend from a Donald/Daniel Stewart through a son Alexander about the same age, so the confusion is understandable.

This family is also mentioned in The Ardvorlich History, where Donald is mentioned in the Stewarts of Glenfinglas section as follows:

John [son of John Ban Mor Stewart in Glenfinglas], who married Christie Stewart of the Ardveich family.  She was grandaunt of the Minister of Killin.  Her brother was Donald Stewart of Kichp, who was grandfather to the Minister.

A reference in the Dalveich section of The Ardvorlich History refers to the wife of Donald's son, John:

Anne, who married her second cousin, a farmer at Kip, and was mother of the Free Church minister at Killin.

The Free Church minister mentioned in the above references is found in our commentary on Mitchell's MIs in Killin cemetery:

83         Reverend Alexander STEWART, Master of Arts, minister (at) Killin, born (at) Ardveigh (sic Ardveich) 1812, died (at) Bridge of Allan 31 AUG 1882. (Mitchell notes: Alexander married in 1839 to Janet Robertson and “came out” in 1843).

The Comrie OPR allows us to accurately identify the baptism and birth family of Rev. Alexander Stewart and confirm his relationship as son of John Stewart in Kip, son of Donald Stewart in Ardveich and Kip.

The relationship between Donald Stewart and Robert Stewart, above, is not clearly indicated in Stewarts of the South.

Donald's son, Alexander is referred to above as a "moss lord in Flanders Moss at Summerline".  Summerline is actually "Summer's Lane" in Flander's Moss, just south of Blair Drummond.  The 1841 and 1851 federal census records show Alexander residing at Summer's Lane.  There was also a special census conducted of the Moss itself in 1814 and Alexander can be found in that census too.  Alexander's marriage and death records confirm that his parents were Donald Stewart and Catharine McLaren and that he was born in Ardveich.

From all of the above data we can confidently present the following account of this family:

Has Children "John" STEWART, in (Wester) Ardveich, b. ABT 1710 probably in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is suggested above as possibly being the son of a theoretical "Donald" Stewart in Ardveich, who was, in turn, a son of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  His first name is unconfirmed, but he was father of Donald and Christian in Ardveich and was probable an uncle to Robert Stewart in Lochearnhead (below).  He may also have been a brother to Daniel Stewart of 4 Line - The Stewarts in WalbeichThe fact that John's children, Donald and Christian, both had eldest sons named John suggests that their father's name was also John.  His age suggests that he would have been a grandson of John Dubh Mhor Stewart, patriarch of this clan.  A Buchanan family tree gives John's name as Archibald, but without documentation.  As there is no occurrence of the name Archibald among the descendants of this branch it is suggested that the Buchanan tree is in error. 

As we have documentation of only two children born to John, and as chronology would suggest that these children were probably both born prior to 1745, and as this family were known Jacobite supporters, and as John is not known to have had any children after 1745, it is speculated that he may have died in 1745 during the Rising.

John is not included with his brother Duncan in the listing of forfeited estates in 1755-56 further suggesting that he died in 1745.

John is suggested to have had the following children:

  1. Has Children Donald STEWART in Wester Ardveich and Kichp, b. ABT 1740 probably in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is shown in Stewarts of the South as the patriarch of 3 Line.  The Ardvorlich History records him as "Donald of the Kichp, grandfather of the minister at Killin" who had a sister, Christian, who married John STEWART in Auchnahard. Donald is further described in Stewarts of the South as "a tacksman in Ardveich, Lochearnside, in Comrie parish, on Drummond's estate".  And it indicates that he died prior to ca.1815-20 and had three sons.  Donald married on 16 JUN 1776 in Comrie parish and 29 JUN 1776 in Balquhidder parish to Catharine MCLAREN, with Donald recorded as being from Balquhidder parish and Catharine being from Comrie parish.  It is worth noting that Donald and Catharine already had four children by the time they got married, although it is strange that their earlier children are still referred to as "lawful".  As Ardveich is in Comrie parish it is suggested that Donald was living at Kip at the time of his marriage.  It may be that his father was still residing at Ardveich at the time and that upon his father's death Donald returned to Wester Ardveich and gave Kip to his son John.  Donald Stewart and Catharine McLaren had the following family:

    1. Has Children John STEWART in Ardveich and Kiep, bap. 20 OCT 1765 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Comrie OPR: "20 OCT 1765 Donald STEWART and Catherine MCLERAN in W Ardveich had their lawful son baptised named John."  John is described in Stewarts of the South as "a tacksman at Kiep of Strathyre in Balquhidder, on Buchanan of Cambusmore's estate."  The Ardvorlich History indicates that he married his second cousin Anne STEWART, daughter of James Og Stewart of 5 Line below (however there are onomastic problems with this relationship), and that they were parents of the Free Kirk minister at Killin.  Stewarts of the South says they had five sons, including two adults and three minors ca. 1815-20.  Mitchell's MIs reveals the identity of the Free Church minister at Killin and allows us to identify the remainder of this family with confidence.  John Stewart married on 25 JUL 1795 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, to Anne STEWART.  They had the following children.  This line is being researched by Douglas Wilson.

      1. Daniel (Donald) STEWART, bap 3 JUN 1796 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
      2. Robert STEWART, bap. 18 MAR 1798 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He moved to Alloa, Clackmannan, Perthshire, Scotland where he worked as a maltman and millman.  Robert married on 30 DEC 1828 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine CAMBPELL.  They had the following children (New information to be added):
        1. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: 9 AUG 1829 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 13 DEC 1831 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 1834 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
        4. Has No Children Susan STEWART b: ABT 1839 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
        5. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: MAR 1841 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
        6. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 1844 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland
      3. Duncan STEWART, bap 20 JAN 1800 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
      4. John STEWART, bap. 27 JUL 1802 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  John may be the John Stewart who married on 10 JUL 1829 in Balquhidder and 22 JUL 1829 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Christian MCINTYRE with Christian of Balquhidder parish and John of Kilmadock parish. She was b: ABT 31 JAN 1802 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Duncan McIntyre of the of the McIntyre Family in Carnlia.(see below) and Margaret STEWART.  Margaret Stewart was this John Stewart's aunt.  This would make John and Christian first cousins (not unusual for that era).  Christian McIntyre and her husband, John Stewart (be that this John Stewart or a different one) immigrated to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada and had the following children.  Catherine is found in 1851 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada as "Mrs. John Stewart, widower" with the following three children:
        1. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: 1829 in Scotland
        2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 1832 in Grenville, Québec, Canada.  Margaret married on 27 APR 1858 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to her second-cousin John STEWART b: ABT 25 OCT 1829 in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland, son of James Stewart shown just below.  Their children are shown below under John Stewart's entry.
        3. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1835 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
      5. Alexander STEWART, bap. 26 JAN 1805 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He presumably died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother.
      6. Margaret STEWART, bap 14 FEB 1807 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

        Rev. Alexander Stewart from Killin.
         The photo inscription indicates that the man on the left is "Rev. Stewart from Killin" but does not indicate which Rev. Stewart from Killin.  According to the Fasti Ecclesiae, the only minister in Killin who was alive after cameras were invented was Rev. Alexander Stewart, Free Church minister at Killin described at the left.
        Photo submitted by Val Roberts
      7. Rev. Alexander STEWART, M.A., Free Church Minister at Killin, bap. 11 JAN 1811 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is shown in Mitchell's MIs as "Rev. Alexander Stewart, MA, Free Church minister at Killin, born 1812 in Ardveigh (sic. Ardveich), died 31 AUG 1882.  He married in SEP 1839 in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet ROBERTSTON.  He "came out" (left the Church of Scotland for the Free Kirk) in 1843.  He is buried in Killin Churchyard.  No children have been found for him in the IGI and none are mentioned in the Fasti Ecclesiae.

        Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vol 4, Alexander Stewart, born Loch Earn 1811, fifth son of John S., farmer, Ayrshire (sic "Ardveich"); educated at University of Glasgow; M.A. (1832); licensed by Presbytery of Skye as missionary to Highlanders in Presbytery of Paisley; ordained 24th July 1839.  Joined the Free Church in 1843; minister of Killin Free Church 1843--83, died 30 AUG 1883.  He married 3rd Sept 1839 Janet (died 29th March 1899), daughter of Rose Robertson, Foxbar.

    2. Elizabeth STEWART, bap 1 JAN 1768 in Comrie parish, Perthshire, Scotland.
    3. Has Children Alexander STEWART, bap. 12 APR 1770 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as "a moss lord in Flanders Moss at Summerline" with two sons.  Census records confirm that he resided at Summer's Lane in Flander's Moss near Blair Drummond.  Alexander was involved firstly with Margaret FERGUSON of Tomranach of Ardveich, and they are recorded as having an illegitimate son, James, who is found living with Alexander in the 1814 Moss census.

      1. Has Children James STEWART, bap. 18 FEB 1798 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  James is recorded in the Comrie OPR as: "James STEWART OR FERGUSON, bap. 18 FEB 1798, child begotten in fornication, son of Alexander Stewart in Ardveich and Margaret Ferguson in Tomranach of Ardveich." There were three Alexander Stewarts residing in Ardveich at the time. Alexander of 7-Line can be eliminated as his complete family is known and conflicts chronologically with this birth. Alexander of 6-Line already had a son named James. By process of elimination this leaves only Alexander Stewart of 3-Line to be the father of James, as we presently show here.

        The 1814 Moss census shows Alexander Stewart of 3-Line residing at Summer's Lane with a James Stewart matching this James, thus confirming the relationship as shown here. Furthermore, this James Stewart is found in 1841 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada residing nearby to Peter McIntyre (uncle of this James Stewart) and shown as born in FEB 1798 (although the years were rounded in the 1841 census to the nearest five years) firtjer confirming the relationship as shown here.

        James and Margaret Stewart came to Horton in 1830 with their first two sons. They spent their first night at the Airth home. They moved to Lot 6, Con 1 what was later the Farquharson farm on Smiths Creek and here other members of their family were born. Later they moved to Lot 4, Conc. 2, Horton Twp, Renfrew, ON. (Limecraig). They were living at Horton Twp, Renfrew, ON in 1851 and 1861. Margaret was living was a widow with her son, John, in 1871. Today (2008) the farm still stands and is in the hands of the Mclaren family and is operated as an apple orchard. (c/o descendant Doug Cram.)

        James Stewart married on 10 JUN 1827 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret STEWART b: ABT 9 FEB 1806 in Kirklane, Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of John Stewart in Kirkline and Mary Gow.  James and Margaret had the following children:

        1. Has Children Alexander STEWART b: 22 NOV 1827 in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is presumed to have married to Elizabeth MCLAREN b: 3 SEP 1829 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: APR 1851 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  She died young.
          2. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 29 SEP 1853 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Margaret is presumed to have married William LOGAN b: 21 DEC 1852 in Ottawa, Carlton, Ontario, Canada although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:
            1. Has No Children Katy Stewart LOGAN b: 1881
            2. Has No Children William J. LOGAN b: 1886
          3. Has No Children James STEWART b: JAN 1855 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  James married Eliza Ann MILLS b: 20 OCT 1861 in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada and moved to Elsinore, Riverside, California, USA.
          4. Has Children Robert McLaren STEWART b: 27 OCT 1856 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Robert married on 20 NOV 1881 to Isabella Catherine MCFAYDEN b: 17 NOV 1857 in Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Angus McFayden and Mary McIntyre.  Robert and Isabella had the following children:
            1. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 26 FEB 1883 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
            2. Has No Children Mary Stella STEWART b: 2 JUL 1886 in Admaston Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
            3. Has Children Jessie STEWART b: 14 FEB 1888 in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
            4. Has No Children Margaret Charlotte STEWART b: 29 APR 1890 in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
            5. Has No Children Isabelle Christina STEWART b: 19 JUL 1892 in Mattawa, Nippissing County, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 14 MAY 1858 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Christina Ann STEWART b: 14 MAY 1860 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children John R. STEWART b: 8 MAR 1863 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  John Stewart married on 15 JUL 1913 in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Mabel BARNARD b: 26 OCT 1878 in Admaston, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
          8. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 19 JAN 1865 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          9. Has No Children Donald\Daniel STEWART b: 1866 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Daniel moved to Minnesota, USA.
          10. Has No Children Alexander Duncan STEWART b: 13 FEB 1870 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        2. Has Children John STEWART b: ABT 25 OCT 1829 in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.  John married on 27 APR 1858 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to his second-cousin Margaret STEWART b: 1832 in Grenville, Québec, Canada, daughter of John Stewart and Christian McIntyre, shown above.  John and Margaret had the following children:
          1. Has No Children John STEWART b: 1868 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Christina STEWART b: 1872 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        3. Has Children Mary STEWART b: APR 1832 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Mary married on 4 APR 1855 in Limecraig, Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Charles REID b: 1826.
          1. Has No Children Margaret REID b: 1857 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Elisabeth REID b: 1858 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children Thomas REID b: 1860 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Catherine REID b: 1865 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children John REID b: 1867 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Mary REID b: 1869 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children Charles REID b: 1873 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          8. Has No Children Alexander REID b: 1875 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          9. Has No Children Richard REID b: 1879 in Gratton, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
        4. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 25 MAR 1834 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Margaret married on 26 SEP 1866 to George EADY b: 2 AUG 1840.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Margaret Isabella EADY b: 19 JUL 1867 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Annie EADY b: 1869 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children Robert Walker EADY b: 30 SEP 1870 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Mary Elizabeth EADY b: 17 DEC 1871 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children James Stewart EADY b: 15 JUN 1873 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children George EADY b: 1875 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children Catherine Ida EADY b: 15 JUN 1877 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        5. Has Children Catherine STEWART b: MAR 1836 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Katherine married James WARD b: 1837 in Bathurst, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Margaret WARD b: 1860 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Mary Jane WARD b: 1862 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children James WARD b: 1864 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children David WARD b: 1867 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children John WARD b: 1869 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Margery Elizabeth WARD b: 16 APR 1871 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children Robert Campbell WARD b: 22 FEB 1873 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
        6. Has Children Donald STEWART b: APR 1838 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Donald moved to Bromley Township.  He is presumed to have married to Margaret FERGUSON b: 5 AUG 1850 in Ontario, Canada, although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Dr. James Arthur STEWART b: 27 JUN 1877 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Annie Ferguson STEWART b: 17 JAN 1879 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children Margaret Eva STEWART b: 7 APR 1881 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Jane Isabel STEWART b: 1886 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children Lula Mary STEWART b: 27 JAN 1890 in Renfrew, Renfrew South, Ontario, Canada
        7. Has Children James STEWART b: MAR 1840 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  James moved to Pembroke.  James married on 25 OCT 1869 in Pembroke, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Janet MCBANE\MCVEAN b: 1845 in Ontario, Canada.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Anna STEWART b: 1870 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Maggie STEWART b: 1872 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children James STEWART b: 1874 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 1875 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children John Donald STEWART b: 5 JUN 1876 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Isabella Catherine STEWART b: 2 MAR 1878 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children Robert L. STEWART b: JAN 1881 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
        8. Has Children Robert STEWART b: JUL 1842 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Robert married on 9 MAR 1870 in Pembroke, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Margaret KING b: 1846 in Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Jennet STEWART b: 1876 in Ontario, Canada
        9. Has Children Margery STEWART b: FEB 1845 in Horton, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Margery married on 24 SEP 1872 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Archibald MCVEAN b: 1841 in Montague Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Margaret MCVEAN b: 1874 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children John MCVEAN b: 1875 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children James Stewart MCVEAN b: 23 SEP 1876 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Anna Bell MCVEAN b: 13 JUL 1878 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children Mary Reid MCVEAN b: 16 JUN 1880 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Archibald MCVEAN b: 6 JAN 1884 in Pembroke, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada

      Alexander Stewart married on 18 DEC 1803 in Balquhidder and 27 DEC 1803 in Comrie to Kathrine MCINTYRE, b: ABT 14 JAN 1781 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Finlay McIntyre in Carnlia and Catharine McIntyre.  They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 22 OCT 1804 in Achraw, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Cathrine STEWART b: ABT 30 AUG 1807 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Christian STEWART b: ABT 26 NOV 1809 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Finlay STEWART b: 1811 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  He died in infancy.
      5. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 10 MAY 1812 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: ABT 2 JUN 1816 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 18 OCT 1818 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 14 OCT 1821 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 11 JAN 1824 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has Children Margaret STEWART, bap. 10 SEP 1775 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married on 13 JAN 1798 in Comrie parish and 14 JAN 1798 in Balquhidder parish, Perthshire, Scotland to Duncan MCINTYRE in Carnlia, b: ABT 24 MAY 1773 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the son of Patrick McIntyre and Catherine King of the McIntyre Family in Carnlia.(see below)
      1. Has Children Peter MCINTYRE b: ABT 28 OCT 1798 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter married on 28 JUN 1828 in Campbelltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland to Mary STEWART, b: 1798 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of James Stewart and Jean McDiarmid of #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar. They began their family in Argyll and then in 1831 they immigrated to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
        1. Their descendants are presented below under #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar.
      2. Has No Children Catharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 2 FEB 1800 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married on 22 DEC 1831 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Duncan CARMICHAEL b: ABT 1800 in Scotland.
      3. Has Children Christian MCINTYRE b: ABT 31 JAN 1802 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has Children Donald MCINTYRE , at Gartnafuaran b: ABT 25 MAR 1804 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married on 14 DEC 1833 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 12 MAR 1809 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of another Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart.  Catharine's mother, Margaret Stewart, is believed to have been born ABT 1780 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of James Ross Stewart of #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar
        1. Their descendants are presented below under the  McIntyre Family in Carnlia.
      5. Has Children Janet MCINTYRE b: ABT 26 MAY 1806 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married on 11 FEB 1832 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Robert FERGUSON , in St. Fillans b: ABT 20 DEC 1795 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
        1. Their descendants are presented below under the  McIntyre Family in Carnlia.
      6. Has No Children John MCINTYRE b: ABT 8 MAY 1808 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Mary MCINTYRE b: ABT 21 JUL 1811 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Ann MCINTYRE b: ABT 25 JAN 1814 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Duncan MCINTYRE b: ABT 14 APR 1816 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      10. Has No Children Finlay MCINTYRE b: ABT 16 APR 1820 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      11. Has No Children Margaret MCINTYRE b: ABT 8 SEP 1822 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 30 AUG 1778 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is not mentioned in Stewarts of the South and is presumed to have died young.
    6. Has Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 1 JUL 1781 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as "a shepherd to Captain Stewart of Glenbuckie.  He was living at Kintyre, [Argyll, Scotland]."  Capt. Stewart of Glenbuckie had property in Campbelltown, Kintyre, Argyll, so it is likely that's where Robert resided.  Robert and his family immigrated sometime before 1851 to Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada along with several other branches of the Stewarts of Ardveich and the McIntyres of Carnia.  Robert married on 14 JAN 1812 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Mary MCGREGOR b: ABT 1785 in Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: ABT 5 OCT 1813 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: ABT 28 NOV 1815 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Cathrine STEWART b: ABT 12 SEP 1817 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 16 SEP 1819 in Campbelltown, Southend, Argyll, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1 JUL 1822 in Campbelltown, Southend, Argyll, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 6 JAN 1829 in Campbelltown, Southend, Argyll, Scotland.  In 1851 she was working as a servant to Duncan McIntyre in Horton, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.
      7. Has Children John Robert STEWART b: MAY 1831 in Campbelltown, Southend, Argyll, Scotland.  John worked as a storekeeper in the village of Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. John married on 18 JAN 1859 in Pakenham Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada to Margaret MCLAREN b: ABT 1832 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of James McLaren and Catherine McLaren.  John Stewart and Margaret McLaren had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 1864 in Québec, Canada
        2. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 1867 in Québec, Canada
        3. Has No Children John James STEWART b: 1870 in Québec, Canada
        4. Has No Children Alexander Duncan STEWART b: 3 JAN 1872 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        5. Has No Children Elizabeth Jane STEWART b: 11 NOV 1873 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        6. Has No Children Ann Isabella STEWART b: 15 AUG 1875 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
  2. Has Children Christian STEWART, b. ABT 1745 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Ardvorlich History makes reference to her as follows: "John, who married Christie Stewart of the Ardveich family.  She was grandaunt of the Minister of Killin.  Her brother was Donald Stewart of Kichp, who was grandfather to the Minister.  After John's death, Christie married again to a Stewart of Coirchrombie.  John's son was John of the Grodich, who lived to the age of 100 and died in 1876."  Christian Stewart married firstly on 18 JUL 1771 in Comrie and Callander parishes to John STEWART in Auchnahard, b. 10 APR 1740 in Duart, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
    1. Christian and John's descendants are presented on the Stewarts of Glenfinglas Page

    John Stewart in Auchnahard died about 1778 and his wife, Christie Stewart married secondly on 25 APR 1779 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to another John STEWART in Corriechrombie (Glenbuckie Branch III). 

    1. Christie and John's descendants are presented on the Stewarts of Glenbuckie Page (Branch III).

Duncan Stewart in Lochearnhead

Has Children "Duncan" STEWART , in Lochearnhead b: ABT 1715 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  This "Duncan" is suggested as a theoretical placeholder only. No evidence of his existence has been found.  Stewarts of the South indicates that Donald Stewart of Kip was related to Robert Stewart in Lochearnhead, but does not indicate how they are related. The fact that Robert's eldest son is not named John would suggest that Robert was probably a first cousin of Donald. Onomastics would suggest that Robert's father's name was Duncan. Therefore, in the absence of any other evidence it is suggested that Robert's father's name may have been Duncan and that Duncan was a brother to John Stewart in Wester Ardveich.

  1. Has Children Robert STEWART in Lochearnhead, b. ABT 1745 probably in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert was once the innkeeper at Lochearnhead.  He died prior to the writing of Stewarts of the South, ca.1815-20 and according to Stewarts of the South he "left two sons (who were) tacksmen of Ruinacraig, Strathyre, in Balquhidder on Cambusmore's estate."  Robert Stewart married on 11 JUL 1771 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Anna/Agnes (Una) MCNAB (her name is recorded all three ways.)  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Mary STEWART, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 5 JUN 1774 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. (mother: Anna)
    2. Has Children Duncan STEWART in Ruinacraig, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 25 DEC 1775 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as a "tacksman of Ruinacraig, Strathyre, in Balquhidder on Cambusmore's estate" and having had one son who was a minor ca.1815-20.  He married on 20 FEB 1813 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCGREGOR.  They lived in Ruinacraig and had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Robert STEWART, born in Ruinacraig and bap. 28 MAR 1814 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Mary STEWART, born in Ruinacraig and bap. 26 AUG 1815 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Agnis STEWART, bap. 24 JUL 1817 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children John STEWART, born in Ruinacraig and bap. 28 MAY 1820 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Donald STEWART, born in Ruinacraig and bap. 6 APR 1824 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Christian STEWART, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 10 MAY 1778 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
    4. Has No Children Robert STEWART in Ruinacraig, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 6 AUG 1780 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as a tacksman of Ruinacraig, Strathyre, in Balquhidder on Cambusmore's estate" and brother of Duncan in Ruinacraig, and "he was a bachelor and paid rent £160."  As such it is believed that he had not married prior to 1815 and may never have married.
    5. Has Children Margaret STEWART, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 16 FEB 1783 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is suggested to have married Finlay MCINTYRE as his second wife, shown in 5 Line, below.  Finlay had three children from his previous marriage.  Finlay and Margaret had the following child:
      1. Finlay MCINTYRE who moved firstly to Islay, Argyll and later immigrated along with his half-brother Peter to Nova Scotia, Canada.  This family is being researched by Jerry Byers.

    6. Has No Children Jean STEWART, born in Lochearnhead and bap. 13 OCT 1791 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
       

Alexander Stewart birth

Duncan Stewart birth

Robert Stewart birth

John Stewart marriage

Certificates c/o Douglas Wilson

     

4 Line - The Stewarts in Walbeich

The fourth line of the Dalveich Stewarts is a family who lived in Walbeich.  The farm of Walbeich has not been identified.  Walbeich could be a transcription error for Dalveich.  It could also be "Bhalbeich" ("bh" is pronounced as "w" in Gaelic) suggesting "Balbeich" which means "farmtown of Beich".  The suffix "beich" is synonymous with "veich" as found in the suffixes of Dalveich and Ardveich.  This would suggest that Walbeich was also located somewhere in Glen Beich.  The fact that 3 Line and 5 Line may be sibling lines would seem to imply that this line is also a sibling line of lines 3 & 5.  The Stewarts in Walbeich are presented in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Daniel Stewart - was once a tacksman in Walbeich (and is presumably dead in ca. 1815).  He left four sons:

  1. John Stewart, a tacksman at Gartnafuaran, which was once the property of Stewart of Don in Balquhidder parish, but is now Sir John McGregor's estate. He has three sons -- one adult and two minors.
  2. Duncan Stewart, of Summerline flanders Moss.  He has two sons -- one adult who is a smith and the other who is a minor
  3. Lieutenant Alexander Stewart, of the P Militia, who is now a feuer in St Fillans, Comrie parish, on Drummond's estate.  He has two sons -- one who is a student of Divinity and the other who is a minor by a second marriage.
  4. Donald Stewart of Summerline flanders Moss. He left one son (presumably an adult son).  (Donald Stewart is presumably dead by ca. 1815).

Our present accounting of this branch is as follows:

Has Children Donald STEWART , in Wester Ardveich, b ABT 1670 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons. Donald's first name is not known for certain but is suggested from onomastics. He is suggested as the patriarch of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp and 4 Line - The Stewarts in Walbeich.  He is suggested as the father of:

  1. Has Children "John" STEWART in Wester Ardveich b: ABT 1705 in probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is suggested as the patriarch of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp.  See above for his descendants.
  2. Has Children "Duncan" STEWART in Lochearnhead b: ABT 1708 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is suggested as the patriarch of the second branch of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp.  See above for his descendants.
  3. Has Children Daniel STEWART in Walbeich b: ABT 1710 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
    1. Daniel's information and descendants are presented immediately below.

Daniel Stewart in Walbeich

Has Children Daniel STEWART , in Walbeich b: ABT 1710 in Probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Daniel is a substitute name for Donald.  Daniel is given in Stewarts of the South as the patriarch of 4 Line of the Stewarts of Dalveich. This branch resided in Walbeich. No such place has been identified on any maps, but its name would suggest that it was located somewhere in Glen Beich. It may be an Anglicization of Bhalbeich, or Balbeich, suggesting "farmstead of the birch trees".

Daniel's parentage is not known. He is shown here as a son of Donald Stewart in Wester Ardveich simply because he fits chronologically and onomastically as well as fitting the accounting pattern of Stewarts of the South. Given the apparent gap in age between Daniel and his suggested other brothers, as well as the fact that his line is accounted separately from 3 Line, would suggest further that Daniel may have had a different mother from John Stewart in Wester Ardveich and Duncan Stewart in Lochearnhead.

Daniel is described in Stewarts of the South as "once a tacksman in Walbeich" and also as the father of John, Duncan, Lt. Alexander, and Donald.  However current research suggests that Stewarts of the South is off by one generation and that Daniel may have been the grand-father of these four brothers, but their father appears far more likely to have been Robert, as shown here.  All of the four sons named in Stewarts of the South had eldest sons named Robert, strongly suggesting that their father was named Robert.  There is a family headed by a Robert Stewart in Dalveich whose children match almost perfectly with the sons shown for this branch.  Thus it is suggested that Daniel Stewart in Walbeich was the father of:

  1. Has Children Robert STEWART in Dalveich b: ABT 1735 in probably Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert married on 18 DEC 1756 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet STEWART b: ABT 1740 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 22 JAN 1758 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1771.
    2. Has Children John STEWART in Gartnafuaran b: ABT 12 APR 1761 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
      1. John's information and descendants are presented below.
    3. Has Children Donald STEWART in Summerline Flanders Moss b: ABT 09 AUG 1763 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
      1. Donald's information and descendants are presented below.
    4. Has Children Duncan STEWART in Summerline b: ABT 12 OCT 1765 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. 
      1. Duncan's information and descendants are presented below.
    5. Has Children Lt. Alexander STEWART in St. Fillans b: ABT 27 APR 1771 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
      1. Alexander's information and descendants are presented below.

John Stewart in Gartnafuaran

Has Children John STEWART in Gartnafuaran b: ABT 12 APR 1761 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the son of Robert Stewart in Dalveich and Janet Stewart.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as "a tacksman at Gartnafuaran, which was once the property of Stewart of Don in Balquhidder parish, but is now (ca.1815-20) Sir John McGregor's estate." He had the following children (described as three sons, one adult and two minors).

  1. Has No Children Son STEWART b: BEF 1800 in Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Son STEWART b: AFT 1800 in Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Son STEWART b: AFT 1800 in Perthshire, Scotland

No records in the Balquhidder OPR come close to matching the description of John and his children.  Identifying this family still eludes us.

Donald STEWART in Summerline Flanders Moss

Donald STEWART in Summerline Flanders Moss b: ABT 09 AUG 1763 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the son of Robert Stewart and Janet Stewart.  Donald is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

"Donald Stewart of Summerline flanders Moss. He left one son (presumably an adult son). (Donald Stewart is presumably dead by ca. 1815)."

Donald's family is described in the Appendix of Stewarts of the South as follows:

"Widow of Donald Stewart with her son, of the Ardvorlich family, who was a good-hearted friendly man."

Donald and his family can be found in the 1814 Blair Drummond Moss Census as follows:

Rossburn 7b
Former Possessor: Angus McIntyre
Present Possessor: Donald Stewart 40 yrs
Jannet Ferguson 35 "
Children
Elizabeth 6 yrs
Jannet 1 "
Persons deceased
Robert 41/2 1808 Hives
Robert 11/2 1811 Colic

The descriptions in Stewarts of the South match with what we find in the 1814 Blair Drummond Moss census and the Kincardine OPR which show that Donald had two sons named Robert who both died in childhood and one son, Peter, who was born just prior to the authorship of Stewarts of the South.

Donald Stewart married on 14 FEB 1801 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet FERGUSON b: 1771 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald and Janet's marriage record in Kincardine shows them as "both in this parish" but the 1814 Moss Census says they were originally from Balquhidder.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 10 JUL 1803 in Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died in 1808.
  2. Has Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 14 SEP 1806 in Rosslane, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  The 1841 Census gives Elisabeth's age as 30 years old, but this census rounded ages down to the nearest five years. Her marriage record indicates that she was from Kincardine. There are two possible births in Kincardine: 1806 Septr 14 Elisabeth, daugr to Donald Stewart and Janet Ferguson, Rosslane, and 1814 June 21 Elisabeth, dr to Daniel Stewart and Jean McGlashan. The earlier birth fits better both chronologically and onomastically.  It is suggested that she is the Elisabeth Stewart who married on 24 AND 25 DEC 1831 in Eastwood, Renfrew and Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Peter STEWART b: ABT 17 OCT 1802 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Duncan Stewart in Woodline and Christian McLaren, son of Donald Stewart in Edinample.  They had the following children who are more fully detailed under Peter's family:
    1. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 25 OCT 1832 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 10 APR 1835 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: ABT 1838 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland
    4. Has Children Christina STEWART b: 1840 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland
      1. Further descendants are presented on: Donald Stewart in Edinample
    5. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: 1843 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland
      1. Further descendants are presented on: Donald Stewart in Edinample
    6. Has No Children Daniel STEWART b: ABT 1845 in Thornliebank, Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 5 FEB 1809 in Rosslane, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  This second son also named Robert also died young.  He is recorded in the 1814 Moss Census as having died in 1811.
  4. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 1813 in Rossburn Lane, Blair Drummond Moss, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 11 SEP 1814 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 12 JAN 1817 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is recorded in Stewarts of the South as being alive at the time of authorship.  He has not been found in any later census records and may have died young or emigrated.

Duncan Stewart in Summerline

Has Children Duncan STEWART in Summerline b: ABT 12 OCT 1765 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as the son of Robert Stewart in Dalveich and Janet Stewart.  Duncan's name is given in the Balquhidder OPR as "Alexander" at his time of birth.  This has been confirmed in the original OPR and is not a transcription error.  However the fact that the OPR shows Robert having three sons all named Alexander is suspicious to begin with.  Plus the second "Alexander" matches perfectly with what we know of Robert's son, Duncan.  Thus it is suggested that one of two things happened: either the minister recorded the wrong name in the OPR or Robert's first son, Alexander, had already died so Robert initially named this son Alexander, then changed his mind and called this son Duncan and named his following son Alexander -- or we have made an error in accounting Robert as the father of this family.

Duncan is described in Stewarts of the South as: "Duncan Stewart, of Summerline flanders Moss. He has two sons -- one adult who is a smith and the other who is a minor." He is an exact match for the Duncan Stewart found in the 1814 Blair Drummond Moss Census residing at 9 Rossburn Lane:

Former Possessor: Alexander Stewart
Present Possessor: Duncan Stewart 50 yrs
Mary Campbell 50 "
Children:
Robert 26 yrs
John 16 "
Jenny 13 "
Persons deceased: None
Years Settled on the Moss: 18 years
Where they came from: Lochearnside
Cats 1
Poultry 2
Cows 2

The Appendix of Stewarts of the South shows only three Duncan Stewarts listed as residing on The Moss:
1. Duncan Stewart, in the above place (Summerline Flander's Moss), and of the same family (Glenbuckie), an industrious character
2. Duncan Stewart, Summerline Flander's Moss, Glenbuckie family, a middling, industrious character
3. Duncan Stewart, same place (Summerline Flander's Moss), Ardvorlich family, an industrious character

When we compare these entries with their corresponding entries in the main family genealogy sections of Stewarts of the South it is immediately clear that the two Glenbuckie references are not even close to matching the description of the Duncan Stewart residing at 9 Rossburn Lane. The third entry refers to Duncan, descendant of Daniel Stewart in Walbeich, as shown here, whom we have already shown is an exact match. Thus we can state with confidence that the Duncan Stewart residing at 9 Rossburn Lane and Duncan Stewart of the Stewarts in Walbeich, are a perfect match for each other and they represent the only corresponding match between Stewarts of the South and the 1814 Blair Drummond Moss Census, and thus they must be the same person.

The births of Duncan's children are easily identifiable in parish records as shown here. Duncan's first marriage is recorded in the Balquhidder OPR as: "Duncan Stewart late at Lochearnhead and Margaret McGregor [at] Cuilt both in this parish were married here after their clandestine marriage and paid the dues of 2/6." Duncan had one son, Robert, by this marriage. Margaret McGregor presumably died in childbirth or shortly after. Duncan subsequently had relations with Mary Campbell, but there is no record of any marriage.

Duncan's two sons match perfectly with a Robert and John Stewart who are found residing in 1851 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada along with many other descendants of this clan and other former residents from the west end of Loch Earn.

Duncan married firstly on 1 JAN 1786 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCGREGOR b: ABT 1765 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following son:

  1. Has Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 5 APR 1787 in Rannag of Glenogle, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert immigrated to McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. 
    1. Further information on Robert and his descendants is presented below.

It is presumed that Margaret McGregor died in childbirth or shortly afterwards.  Duncan Stewart became involved secondly with Mary CAMPBELL b: 1764 in Lochearnside, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  No record of a marriage has been found.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children John STEWART b: ABT 16 AUG 1796 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  John immigrated to McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. 
    1. Further information on John and his descendants is presented below.
  2. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 10 OCT 1799 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland

Robert Stewart and John Stewart in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

This family is being researched by Tom Stewart and Brenda Mills (nee Stewart)

The two half-brothers, Robert and John Stewart, sons of Duncan Stewart in Summerline, Flanders Moss, were residing on the Blair Drummond Moss in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  About 1830 or so they immigrated to McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, where they had the following families.

Robert Stewart in McNab

Has Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 5 APR 1787 in Rannag of Glenogle, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as son of Duncan Stewart in Summerline and Margaret McGregor.  The 1814 Blair Drummond Moss Census shows Robert as 26 years old and residing with his father and step-mother at 9 Rossburn Lane. This entry corresponds perfectly with Robert's birth in the Balquhidder OPR. Stewarts of the South says that Robert Stewart, son of Duncan Stewart in Summerline Moss, was a smith. He is also a perfect match for a Robert Stewart found residing in 1851 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada nearby to his half-brother John Stewart, as shown here, and nearby to several McGregors, who could be related to his mother.  He was also residing nearby to Christie Stewart-nee-McIntyre widow of John Stewart from 3-Line of the Dalveich Stewarts, above.  Robert Stewart married on 26 FEB 1826 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Jane MCNIE b: 1799 in Scotland.  She is believed to be the Jane/Janet MCNIE bap. 30 DEC 1798 Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Peter McNie and Katherine McIntyre who resided at 9a Summer's Lane on the Blair Drummond Moss.  Jane's mother, Katherine McIntyre is believed to be the daughter of Patrick McIntyre of the Carnlia McIntyres.  Robert and Jane had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Jean STEWART b: ABT 6 JAN 1828 in Summerlane, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Jean is not found with her parents in 1851 but she could easily have been married by this point.
  2. Has No Children Isabella STEWART b: 1831 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
  3. Has No Children "Duncan" STEWART b: ABT 1833 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. There is no documentary evidence of Duncan's existence. He is suggested from onomastics. If he existed at all then it is suggested he died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother.
  4. Has Children Peter McNie STEWART b: 27 JAN 1838 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Peter married on 14 AUG 1860 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada to Margaret\Mary ROBERTSON b: 1838 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, daughter of James Robertson and Jane Stewart, and sister of Christina Robertson who married Peter's cousin, Robert Stewart, further below.  Peter and Margaret had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Jane STEWART b: 1862 in Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 1863 in Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children James STEWART b: 1864 in Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Christeena STEWART b: 1866 in Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children Maggie STEWART b: 1870 in Ontario, Canada
    6. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 10 NOV 1874 in Carlow, Hastings, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has No Children John Allan STEWART b: 6 SEP 1876 in Carlow, Hastings, Ontario, Canada
    8. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 1879 in Ontario, Canada
  5. Has Children Ann STEWART b: 1839 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Ann married on 27 SEP 1866 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to John BURTON b: 1844 in Ontario, Canada, son of William Burton and Jane Cole.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William BURTON b: 1867 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Robert BURTON b: 1869 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children John BURTON b: 15 JUN 1870 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Jane BURTON b: 18 APR 1873 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children David Crawford BURTON b: 2 OCT 1874 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has No Children Amos Edgar BURTON b: 22 JUL 1876 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has No Children George James BURTON b: 26 DEC 1877 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    8. Has No Children Isabella BURTON b: 5 JUN 1880 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
    9. Has No Children Son BURTON b: 19 JUN 1883 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
  6. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 1841 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
  7. Has No Children Robert McNie STEWART b: 29 JAN 1846 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Robert had a farm in McNab Township, Refrew, Ontario, Canada.  Robert married on 30 JAN 1880 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada to Margaret L. MCFADYEN b: 14 OCT 1860 in Goshen, McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.  They had no known children.

John Stewart in McNab

Has Children John STEWART b: ABT 16 AUG 1796 in Blair Drummond Moss, Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as son of Duncan Stewart in Summerline and Mary Campbell.  John grew up on the Blair Drummond Moss in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland and resided at 9 Rossburn Lane on The Moss with his parents and half-brother in 1814.  John immigrated to McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada along with his older half-brother, Robert.  They came with a large migration of Dalveich Stewarts, Carnlia McIntyres and Ardveich MacLarens around 1830-1834.  In 1851 in Renfrew, Ontario, John was residing only a few farms away from Malcolm McLaren formerly from Glen Ogle.  John married on 9 DEC 1823 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth\Helen DEWAR b: 1798 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, however her birth family has not been identified.  John and Elizabeth had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 14 NOV 1824 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is not found in 1851 and may have died young or married to an unknown man.
  2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 20 AUG 1826 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan is not found with his parents in 1851 and is presumed to have died young.
  3. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 26 OCT 1828 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is not found with his parents in 1851 and is presumed to have died young.
  4. Has Children Janet STEWART b: 24 OCT 1830 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet came to Canada with her parents and is found residing with them in 1851.  Janet married on 23 JAN 1868 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada as the second wife of James HAMILTON b: 23 JAN 1830 in Ontario, Canada.  James had a son from a previous marriage.  Janet and James had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William J. HAMILTON b: 26 OCT 1872 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Mary H. HAMILTON b: 22 FEB 1876 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
  5. Has Children John STEWART b: 06 AUG 1836 in Chatham, Argenteuil, Québec, Canada.  John is found with his parents in 1851.  John married on 02 NOV 1866 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Agnes WILSON b: 1836 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 1854? in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada (possible error here, needs to be checked)
    2. Has No Children John STEWART b: 1868 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has Children Annie STEWART b: 25 DEC 1870 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Annie married on 06 JUL 1904 in Stewartville, McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Alexander STEWART b: 02 APR 1858 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, son of Alexander Stewart and Isabella Stewart.  (The origins of Alexander Sr. and Isabella have note been identified.)  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: MAY 1911 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 30 JAN 1871 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Elizabeth married on 07 SEP 1898 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Robert BROWN b: 1866 in Admaston Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, son of John Brown and Christina Bayne.
    5. Has No Children George C. STEWART b: 26 JAN 1873 in Lapine, Québec, Canada.  George married on 31 MAY 1905 in Residence of John Robertson, McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada to Christin ROBERTSON b: 1885 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, daughter of John Robertson and Marian Inglis.
    6. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 21 JUL 1874 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Mary was still single as of 1901.  It is not know if she later married or not.
    7. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: 22 MAR 1876 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Janet died in childhood.
    8. Has No Children Agnes STEWART b: 05 AUG 1878 in Stewartville, McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Agnes died at birth.
  6. Has Children Robert STEWART b: 20 APR 1837 in Chatham, Argenteuil, Québec, Canada.  Robert Stewart was a business agent and salesman for Massey (Harris) Machinery (later Massey-Ferguson) in Renfrew. Robert and Christiana lived on a farm in Burnstown but never worked the land. He had lost an arm in an accident when he was comparatively young and as a result of this he decided to go into the business world, joining the Massey Harris Co. Christina was always noted for her almost mystical ability to heal people and she spent most of her life tending to sick in the area. She was also a renowned cook and hostess.  Robert married on 12 APR 1860 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada to Christina ROBERTSON b: 1839 in McNab, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, daughter of James Robertson and Jane Stewart, and sister of Margaret Robertson who married Peter McNie Stewart, cousin of Robert Stewart, shown above.  Christina Robertson's mother, Jane Stewart's birth has not been confidently identified, but it appears that she likely came from the Atholl region of Perthshire and is probably not related to any branch of the Stewarts of Balquhidder.  Robert Stewart and Chritina Robertson had the following family:
    1. Has No Children John R. STEWART b: 1861 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Mary Jane STEWART b: 1862 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 1863 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    4. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 1864 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has No Children James Alexander STEWART b: 1866 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    6. Has No Children Donald STEWART b: 1869 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    7. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: 5 JAN 1871 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    8. Has No Children Robert Allan STEWART b: 15 SEP 1872 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    9. Has No Children Peter STEWART b: 17 DEC 1874 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    10. Has No Children Christina Catherine STEWART b: 5 OCT 1876 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    11. Has No Children Janet Ann STEWART b: 13 MAY 1880 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
    12. Has No Children William Robertson STEWART b: 10 SEP 1883 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
  7. Has No Children Mary Elizabeth STEWART b: 1844 in Canada.  Mary is found with her parents in 1851 but her later whereabouts is unknown.

Lieutenant Alexander Stewart in St. Fillans

Has Children Lt. Alexander STEWART in St. Fillans b: ABT 27 APR 1771 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of Robert Stewart in Dalveich and Janet Stewart.  Alexander is described in Stewarts of the South as a lieutenant in the Perthshire Militia and as "a feuer in St Fillans, Comrie parish, on Drummond's estate" with two sons from two marriages: the first, a student of divinity, and the second, a minor. (ca.1815-20) The Comrie OPR clearly identifies Alexander's second marriage in which he is described as "Lieutenant Alexander Stewart" "in Comrie" initially and "in St. Fillans" latterly. His first marriage is not so clear. There is only one son born to an Alexander Stewart in Comrie in the preceding few years (that has not been accounted for with another family) and that is William Stewart, bap 17 JAN 1802 in Comrie Village in Comrie parish as the son of "Mr." Alexander Stewart and Jane(t) Reid. This is the only child for them. They were married on 25 AUG 1800 in Comrie with Alexander described as "in the parish of Balquhidder" and Janet Reid as "in this parish" (Comrie). The specification of "Mr." is noteworthy as it is very rare in the OPRs of that era. It usually designates one of two things: a clergyman or a minor landowner/feurer. Thus William's birth is a near-perfect match for Lieut. Alexander's first son, except for onomastics. According to Stewarts of the South, Alexander's father was named Daniel Stewart in Walbeich. However, current research suggests that his father's name was more likely Robert and that Robert's father or grandfather was the Daniel Stewart in Walbeich mentioned in Stewarts of the South. As such, if William is this Alexander's first son then Alexander violated onomastic custom, possibly because his first wife may have died in childbirth and Alexander chose to honour Janet Reid's father by naming their son after him instead of his own father, perhaps feeling that he would have another opportunity to name a son after his own father. If so, then the onomastics work just fine. As such, for now we are tentatively William as Alexander's first son with the preceding uncertainties noted.

The Comrie OPR records Alexander's second marriage as: "1815, April 6th, Lieut. Alexr Stewart and Margt Comrie, both in this parish, proclaimed themselves and were married on the 8th."

Alexander is believed to have married firstly on 23 AUG AND 05 SEP 1800 in Balquhidder and Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet REID b: ABT 1875 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following child:

  1. Has No Children Rev. William STEWART b: ABT 17 JAN 1802 in Comrie village, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  William is believed to be the un-named first son of Lieutenant Alexander Stewart in St. Fillans who is described in Stewarts of the South as "a student of Divinity." However, this relationship is not confirmed. See notes on William's father, Alexander, for more information.  No such person has been found in the Fasti Eccleasia.

Lt. Alexander Stewart is confirmed to have married secondly on 08 APR 1815 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret COMRIE b: 23 AUG 1786 in Monzievaird, Perthshire, Scotland, daughter of Alexander Comrie and Martha Robertson.  Alexander Stewart and Margaret Comrie had the following family:

  1. Has No Children Martha STEWART b: ABT 15 SEP 1816 in Comrie village, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Martha is not found with her parents in 1841 and no marriage has been found for her. She may have died in childhood.
  2. Has Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 18 APR 1819 in St. Fillans, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is found in 1841 as a farm servant in Tullybannocher in Comrie parish, in 1851 in Sunnyside, Maybole, Ayshire, Scotland working as an Exise Officer and residing with his wife and daughter, in 1861 in Oakfield, Arrochar, Dumbartonshire, Scotland working as an Exise Officer and living with his family. In 1901 he is found in Arrocher and is shown as having been born in St. Fillans.  Robert is presumed to have married Agnes MCVINE b: 06 JUN 1813 in Applegarth, Dumfries-shire, Scotland, daughter of John McVine and Janet Halliday, although no record has been found of their marriage.  Robert and Agnes had the following children:
    1. Has Children Margaret Hallowday STEWART b: ABT 22 APR 1849 in Sunnyside, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland.  Margaret is presumed to have married to John MCMURRAY b: 1849 in Alexandria, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following son:
      1. Has No Children Alexander Stewart MCMURRAY b: 1879 in Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Jessie M STEWART b: 1853 in Kilmarnock, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Helen Martha STEWART b: 26 JUN 1855 in Arrochar, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
  3. Has No Children Son STEWART b: ABT 12 DEC 1821 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  This son is not named in the OPR and is not found in the 1841 census with his parents. He is presumed to have died at birth.
  4. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 13 DEC 1823 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander died young.
  5. Has No Children Helen Maxton STEWART b: 16 JUL 1825 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Helen is found residing with her parents in 1841. She has not been found in 1851 and is presumed to have married.
  6. Has No Children Daughter STEWART b: ABT 22 JAN 1827 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  This daughter is not named in the Comrie OPR and she is not found in the 1841 census with her parents and is presumed to have died at birth.
  7. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 16 DEC 1827 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Margaret is found with her parents in 1841. In 1851 she is found at Main Street, Comrie Village, working as a "teacher of sewing and cc" residing with her widowed mother.

5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar

This family is being researched by Vera Holmes, Helen Nicholson and Jerry Byers.

This line has been extremely difficult to reconcile, but I think we are finally getting close.  We have three different accounts of this line:

  1. Stewarts of the South Version
  2. The McIntyre Family Version
  3. The Ardvorlich History Version

All three accounts conflict to varying degrees.  All three accounts present a "James Stewart in Stronvar".  It might be tempting to suggest that these accounts conflict because they represent more than one James.  However, the Stewarts of the South appendix, which is the next best thing to a census, lists only one James Stewart in Stronvar ca. 1815-1820.  Balquhidder OPR data also supports only one James.  Thus it appears that we are left with three conflicting accounts of the same family.  However, recent research has uncovered the birth record for James Og Stewart, son of James Ross Stewart, which has finally allowed us to reconcile all three accounts and to determine which conflicts are genuine errors or misinterpretations.

Stewarts of the South Version

Stewarts of the South accounts for this line as follows:

James Stewart, otherwise known as Sheumas Ross (Sheumas is Gaelic for James, so his English name would be James Ross Stewart. Ross can be a nickname form of Robertson, thus James' father may have been named Robert or his mother may have been a Ross/Robertson, or a Ross was a wooded promontory and may refer to his residence i.e. "James of the Ross") - late tenant at Ardveich, Loch Earnside, on Drummond's estate. (Presumably he died by ca. 1815.) He left two sons, and they are:

  1. James Stewart, who is a tenant of Stronvar in Balquhidder parish, on Captain [Duncan] Stewart [of Glenbuckie]'s estate.  His rent is £60.  Stronvar once belonged to Captain Fergusson of [ditto] (Stronvar) and to the present Provost Fergusson in Cupar, Fifeshire, who sold it to Capt [Duncan] Stewart [of Glenbuckie].  Although I am sorry to say the seller is better than the buyer.
    1. He has two sons who are both minors.
  2. Robert Stewart, who was once a foreman to Mr (William) Stewart (8th Laird) of Ardvorlich. He is now working in the same capacity with one Mr Rob at Menstrie in Blairlogie parish on Sir Ralph Abercrombie's estate in Stirlingshire. 
    1. He has two sons (presumably adult sons). 

Stewarts of the South Appendix lists only one person of the name Stewart residing in Stronvar ca. 1815-1820:

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No 11 Mr James Stewart, tenant at Stronvar, of the Ardvorlich family an industrious clannish char £60.  Capt Stewart of Glenbuckie's property.

This latter "#11" James must be identical with the eldest son James "tenant of Stronvar" listed above.

McIntyre Version

Another account of this branch comes from private correspondence from a descendant of Christina Margaret McIntyre (shown below).  Christina received a letter from her aunt Margaret Stewart in 1908 which claimed that Margaret's mother (and Christina's grandmother), Mary, was born in 1798 in Stronvar as the daughter of James Stewart and Jean McDiarmid.  It further claims that James was the youngest of three brothers, the others being John and Donald, and says that Donald had to flee the country due to his "wild behaviour".  However, it would now appear that James as not the youngest of three brothers and had no brothers named John or Donald.  However, it is interesting that Donald Stewart in 2-Line above is described as having left the country for Ontario, Canada.  Perhaps his story had become confused into this family's account.

The Ardvorlich History Version

The Ardvorlich History presents an account of this family as follows:

There were two brothers of this family living at Ardveich at the end of the 18th century.  They were Alexander (Sandy) Stewart and his brother James Stewart....

[Alexander from 6-Line is presented here -- see below for his information.]

The second brother, James, long resided about Stronvar.  His son was called James Og and lived on a croft just where the nursery used to be at Ardvorlich.  The croft was called Ashinranoch,  He had two sons and about six daughters. [James Og should be shown as one of the children below.  James Og had two sons and three (known) daughters.  James Ross had two sons and six daughters.  Thus the children below are those of James Ross Stewart, not James Og Stewart.]

  1. Robert, who lived at Ashinranoch, and was a ploughman at Ardvorlich.  He married Lizzie MacLaughlan, a servant at Ardvorlich.  His son, William, is now (1879) a shopkeeper at Menstrie.
  2. Alexander (Sandy). [No such son has been found and this reference conflicts with all other sources.  It is believed that The Ardvorlich History is mistaken here.]
  3. Anne, who married her second cousin, a farmer at Kip, and was mother of the Free Church minister at Killin.
  4. Mary was mother of Robert and Peter Ferguson in St. Fillans.
  5. Another [Margaret] was married to a Stewart [sic, McIntyre] and was mother to Mrs. Mackintyre of Gartnafuaran. [Donald McIntyre in Gartnafuaran married Catharine McIntyre, daughter of Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart.  This Margaret Stewart is a perfect age to be another daughter of James Ross Stewart.  Thus it is suggested that The Ardvorlich History is in error here and that this daughter married a McIntyre, not a Stewart, as no such person has been found.  Furthermore, the onomastics match our present reconciliation.]
  6. Another married a McIntyre and was grandmother to the people at Coshinachie, whose parents used to be in Gleninisach. [This daughter has not been identified and may be confused for the previous one.]


Coshinachie - identified from a photo in Around Callander and the Trossachs, by Morag Lloyds, in which it is shown just east of the Smithy and near the road junction.
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The late Major John Stewart of Ardvorlich authored a history of the Balquhidder Stewarts.  This was published privately and we have only been able to view select pages.  The Ardvorlich History includes a detailed account of a James Stewart who "long resided about Stronvar".  The Major's source for this account was an unknown private author ca. 1879.  The use of third person language suggests that the author was not a member of this family, but was writing an account from outside the family.  If so, then such an account must be considered as the least reliable of the three accounts.

This version claims that James Stewart in Stronvar was the younger brother of Alexander Stewart of 6-Line (below).  The Ardvorlich History version does not include any dates.  The reference to "the Free Kirk Minister at Killin" allows us to accurately identify the family of Anne Stewart below and to establish a basis for dating the remainder of the family.  Whereas Stewarts of the South seems to indicate that James was the older brother, instead of Alexander.  OPR data would support the Stewarts of the South chronology, suggesting that The Ardvorlich History has the ages of the brothers reversed.

The description of James' son Robert Stewart in Ashinranock as presented in The Ardvorlich History version is consistent with the description of Robert in Stewarts of the South, but Stewarts of the South shows him as the brother of James Og ("the Younger").

From these three sources, supplemented with OPR data and IGI data we can now reconstruct the following family:

Has Children Robert STEWART , in Glenbeich and Ardveich b: ABT 1678 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above as a son of John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor had eight sons.  Robert's name is not known for sure but is suggested from evidence in the following letter: "1713 - Alex Stewart, London, wants brother Robert Stewart, in Glenbeach (Glenbeich) to send him money."  He is presumed to be the Robert Steuart who entered into a contract of wadset for the lands of Ardveich with James Drummond, Earl of Perth, on 4 January, 1733 (source: MacGregor) as no other favourable Robert Stewart has been identified.  It is known that John Dubh Mhor lived to over 100 years of age.  The date of the preceding sasine suggests that John likely died just prior to 4 JAN 1733 and this is the record of his son securing his inheritance.  We have no confirmation that these references apply to the same Robert, nor that they apply to a son of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  It is possible that these references could be to a grandson of John.  However the current accounting seems to be the most likely arrangement.

According to The Ardvorlich History, #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar and #6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore are sibling lines, however their exact relationship is uncertain. The Ardvorlich History claims that Alexander Stewart of 6-Line is the older brother of James Ross Stewart of 5-Line, however Stewarts of the South presents 5-Line as preceding 6-Line thus suggesting that Alexander was the younger brother, apparently contradicting The Ardvorlich History. Neither of these sources are 100% reliable when it comes to birth order and precedence. Current research would appear to favour that Alexander was younger than James. Their father's name is not known for certain. He was probably one of the middle sons of John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich. Present accounting would favour that this line descends from Robert Stewart.

It is suggested that Robert was the father of:

  1. Has Children James Ross STEWART , in Ardveich b: ABT 1720 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewarts of the South, James was otherwise known as Sheumas Ross (Sheumas is Gaelic for James, so his English name would be James Ross Stewart. Ross can be a nickname form of Robertson, thus James' father may have been named Robert as we are presently suggesting, or his mother may have been a Ross/Robertson, or "Ross" ("ros") is also a Gaelic word meaning "a wooded promontory" and may refer to his residence i.e. "James of the Ross").  James was described as a "late tenant at Ardveich, Loch Earnside, on Drummond's estate." 

    The Ardvorlich History says that "there were two brothers of this family living at Ardveich at the end of the 18th century.  They were Alexander (Sandy) Stewart and his brother James Stewart."  James' brother is recorded below as Alexander Stewart in Ardveich of 6-line.  The Ardvorlich History says that Alexander and James "lived at Carnlia in Glenveich and were descended from Ian Dubh Mor, natural son of Major James Stewart of Ardvorlich."  James and Alexander are almost certainly grandsons, or possibly great-grandsons of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  Their father's name is not known for sure.  It would be tempting to suggest from James' onomastics that James' father's name was also James, but we cannot be sure that the children shown below constitute all of James' children.  We are presently favouring the onomastics of James' brother, Alexander, and showing their father's name as Robert.  The Ardvorlich History also states that James Ross Stewart had two sons and about six daughters.  Thus it is presumed that at least one of the daughters shown below died young.

    James Ross Stewart married Catherine MCLAREN b: ABT 1730 in Scotland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: ABT 1 FEB 1758 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 8 SEP 1760 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 31 JAN 1762 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Ardvorlich History says that "Mary was mother of Robert and Peter Ferguson in St. Fillans."  From this reference we can conclude that Mary married a Ferguson and had at least two sons, namely Robert and Peter who later lived in St. Fillans.  OPR data has not yet been consulted but IGI data reveals only one family that fits that description, as shown here.  It is suggested that Mary Stewart married on 3 AUG 1787 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Peter FERGUSON b: ABT 1765 in Perthshire, Scotland and that they had the following family:
      1. Has No Children John FERGUSON b: ABT 30 MAR 1788 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1805.
      2. Has No Children Isabel FERGUSON b: ABT 11 OCT 1789 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Margaret FERGUSON b: ABT 20 NOV 1791 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Janet FERGUSON b: ABT 20 OCT 1793 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Daniel FERGUSON b: ABT 21 OCT 1798 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Peter FERGUSON b: ABT 29 NOV 1800 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1804.
      7. Has No Children James FERGUSON b: ABT 7 FEB 1802 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Peter FERGUSON, in St. Fillans, b: ABT 22 JAN 1804 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
      9. Has No Children John FERGUSON b: ABT 29 DEC 1805 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      10. Has No Children Cathrine FERGUSON b: ABT 27 MAR 1808 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      11. Has Children Robert FERGUSON , in St. Fillans b: ABT 20 DEC 1795 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert is found in Mitchell's MIs for Dundurn Cemetery, St. Fillans, with the following entry: "Robert FERGUSON, feuar at St. Fillans, wife Janet STEWART, 6 SEP 1867, daughter Margaret 12 JAN 1845, and son Donald died (in) infancy."  Robert FERGUSON married on 7 JUL 1817 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet STEWART.  Janet Stewart's birth family has not been identified, but it is suggested that she probably came from Comrie and her father's name was probably John, and the fact that she's buried in Dundurn virtually guarantees that she is an Ardvorlich Stewart.  Robert is found in 1841 in St. Fillans, Comrie, residing with his wife and daughters Grizel and Mary (Margaret).  Robert Ferguson and Janet Stewart had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Peter FERGUSON b: ABT 25 APR 1818 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children John FERGUSON b: ABT 3 MAY 1821 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Grizal FERGUSON b: ABT 29 DEC 1822 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is found in 1841 residing in St. Fillans with her parents.
        4. Has No Children Grace FERGUSON b: ABT 29 DEC 1822 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        5. Has No Children Robert FERGUSON b: ABT 29 NOV 1824 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
        6. Has No Children Margaret FERGUSON b: ABT 1826 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is found residing with her parents in 1841.
        7. Has No Children Donald FERGUSON b: ABT 1828 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Donald's birth date is unknown. The date shown here is purely a guess based on the chronology of his siblings. Donald is recorded in Mitchell's MIs as having died in infancy, but no date is given. No birth record has been found either. So it is merely suggested that he was probably born around 1828.
    4. Has Children James Og STEWART , in Stronvar b: ABT 1 AUG 1765 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland. James is described in Stewarts of the South as "a tenant of Stronvar in Balquhidder parish, on Captain [Duncan] Stewart [of Glenbuckie]'s estate. His rent is £60."  James is described in The Ardvorlich History as "James Og" which means "Young James", and as having "lived on a croft just where the nursery used to be at Ardvorlich.  The croft was called Ashinranoch."  The McIntyre letter claims that James was the youngest of three brothers, but this seems to be incorrect.  According to the same McIntyre letter, James married on 30 MAY 1795 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Jean MCDIARMID b: ABT 1770 in Scotland.  James is recorded as residing in Wester Ardveich at the time of their marriage.  James and Jean had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Robert STEWART in Ballemenoch of Glenbuckie, b: ABT 3 JUN 1796 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Robert married on 22 DEC 1832 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret STEWART b: ABT 1800 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Her exact birth and parents are unknown.  They are found in the 1841 and 1851 censuses residing at Ballemenoch of Glenbuckie.  They had no children.
      2. Has Children Mary STEWART b: 1798 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to family tradition Mary was born in 1798 in Stronvar although there is no record of her baptism. Mary married on 28 JUN 1828 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland to Peter MCINTYRE. Peter (a.k.a. "Patrick") McIntyre was bap. 28 OCT 1798 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart, of the McIntyre Family in Carnlia (below). They began their family in Scotland and then immigrated to Ontario, Canada in June/July 1831. Mary died 3 DEC 1884 in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following children:
        1. Has Children John Lorne Stewart MCINTYRE b: 12 FEB 1829 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland.  John appears to have been named after John Lorne Stewart of Glenbuckie, who owned Stronvar and also resided in Campbelltown in Argyll. Presumably John Lorne Stewart was either a close friend or employer of the family. It should be noted that when one discounts the birth of John Lorne Stewart MCINTYRE then the remainder of the children all follow customary onomastic patterns. John immigrated to Renfrew County, Ontario Canada in 1831 with his parents.  John married on 28 APR 1858 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Mary MCINNES b: ABT 1835 in Scotland or Canada.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Peter MCINTYRE b: 1858 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          2. Has No Children Angus MCINTYRE b: 1861 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          3. Has No Children Elizabeth MCINTYRE b: 1863 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          4. Has No Children Mary Jane MCINTYRE b: 1865 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          5. Has No Children Findley James MCINTYRE b: 1867 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          6. Has No Children Marion MCINTYRE b: 1870 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          7. Has No Children John Lorne MCINTYRE b: 1874 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          8. Has No Children James Henry MCINTYRE b: 1876 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
          9. Has No Children Christina Margaret MCINTYRE b: 11 OCT 1878 in Admanston, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        2. Has No Children Margaret MCINTYRE b: ABT JAN 1831 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Duncan MCINTYRE b: 21 FEB 1833 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        4. Has No Children Jane MCINTYRE b: 17 FEB 1835 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        5. Has No Children James MCINTYRE b: 25 JUN 1836 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        6. Has No Children Helen MCINTYRE b: 8 APR 1839 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        7. Has No Children Findlay MCINTYRE b: 20 JUL 1841 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        8. Has No Children Christina MCINTYRE b: 12 JUL 1844 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
      3. Has Children Catherine STEWART b: 1801 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to family tradition Catherine was born in 1801 in Stronvar although there is no record of her baptism. She married on 19 APR 1823 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Donald MCMILLAN and was found in 1861 and 1871 living in Kilbride, Bute, Isle of Arran, Argyll, Scotland, with her place of birth given as "Comrie". IGI reveals that Donald was born 22 JAN 1798 and bap. 25 JAN 1798 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Angus McMillan and Elizabeth McKinlay. Member submitted data to LDS reveals that Donald died 29 DEC 1870 and Catherine died 6 SEP 1892 in Lamlash, Bute, Scotland and that they had the following family, which is not presented in the McIntyre letter:
        1. Has No Children Angus MCMILLAN b: ABT 8 AUG 1823 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Angus died in 1903 in Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean.
        2. Has No Children Elizabeth MCMILLAN b: MAR 1825 in Stronvar, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Elizabeth is not found in the Balquhidder OPR.
        3. Has No Children James MCMILLAN b: APR 1827 in Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.  James died as an infant.
        4. Has No Children Helen MCMILLAN b: FEB 1829 in Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland. Helen immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada.
        5. Has No Children John MCMILLAN b: AUG 1831 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland. John immigrated to Australia.
        6. Has No Children James MCMILLAN, b. JAN 1834 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.  James immigrated to Williamsburg, York, New Brunswick, Canada.

        7. Has No Children Donald MCMILLAN b: FEB 1837 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.  Donald died as a teen MAR 1856 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.
        8. Has No Children Robert MCMILLAN b: FEB 1839 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.  Robert immigrated to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died there on 25 APR 1852.
        9. Has No Children Peter MCMILLAN b: APR 1842 in Brodick, Isle of Arran, Bute, Scotland.  Peter remained in Scotland and died in 1908 in Lamlash, Arran, Bute, Scotland.
      4. Has No Children John STEWART in Auchtow b: ABT 7 MAR 1805 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is found as a pauper in 1881 residing in Balquhidder (exact place not specified) with his spinster Sister, Jean/Jane.  In 1871 he is residing in Auchtow, Balquhidder with his sister Jean and working as a labourer.  In 1861 he is residing in Auchtowmore with his sister Jean and working as a labourer.  Birthplace in all census records is given as "Comrie".  They are not found in the 1851 census.  It would appear that John had no children.
      5. Has No Children Jean/Jane STEWART b: ABT 4 NOV 1807 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  She can be found as a pauper in 1881 residing in Balquhidder (exact place not specified) with her bachelor brother, John.
    5. Has No Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 1 FEB 1767 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. Has No Children Isabel STEWART b: ABT 13 JUL 1770 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has Children Ann STEWART b: ABT 1775 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Ardvorlich History says that Ann "married her second cousin, a farmer at Kip, and was mother of the Free Church minister at Killin."  Her husband has been identified as John STEWART in Kiep, of 3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Lochearnhead and Kichp, bap. 20 OCT 1765 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, shown above.  John is described in Stewarts of the South as "a tacksman at Kiep of Strathyre in Balquhidder, on Buchanan of Cambusmore's estate."  Stewarts of the South says they had five sons, including two adults and three minors prior to ca. 1815-20.  Mitchell's MIs reveals the identity of the Free Church minister at Killin as Rev. Alexander Stewart (shown here) and allows us to identify the remainder of this family with confidence. 
      1. See 3-Line, above, for their descendants.
    8. Has Children Robert STEWART , in Ashinranock b: ABT 8 AUG 1777 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  The Ardvorlich History describes Robert as "Robert, who lived at Ashinrannoch and was a ploughman at Ardvorlich. He married Lizzie MacLaughlan, a servant at Ardvorlich. His son William is now (1879) a shopkeeper at Menstrie."  While Stewarts of the South describes Robert as "Robert Stewart, who was once a foreman to Mr (William) Stewart (8th Laird) of Ardvorlich. He is now working in the same capacity with one Mr Rob at Menstrie in Blairlogie parish on Sir Ralph Abercrombie's estate in Stirlingshire. He has two [surviving] sons."  From these descriptions the following family can be identified, however this family is not confirmed.  It is believed that Robert married on 5 FEB 1805 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth MCLACHLAINE b: UNKNOWN.  It is believed, but not confirmed that they were parents of the following children:
      1. Has No Children William STEWART b: 24 OCT 1806 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 15 FEB 1809 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: 1 APR 1811 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children John STEWART b: 12 AUG 1812 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: 12 FEB 1815 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 6 JUN 1817 in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 3 APR 1819 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
      8. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: 2 JUN 1819 in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
      9. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 20 JUN 1823 in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
      10. Has No Children William STEWART b: 16 OCT 1826 in Logie, Perthshire, Scotland
    9. Has Children Margaret STEWART, b: ABT 1780 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  No birth record has been found for Margaret. The follow reference from The Ardvorlich History is believed to refer to this Margaret: "Another [Margaret] was married to a Stewart [sic, McIntyre] and was mother to Mrs. Mackintyre of Gartnafuaran."
      [Donald McIntyre in Gartnafuaran married Catharine McIntyre, daughter of Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart. This Margaret Stewart is a perfect age to be a daughter of James Ross Stewart. Thus it is suggested that The Ardvorlich History is in error here and that this daughter married a McIntyre, not a Stewart, as no such person has been found. Furthermore, onomastics match our present reconciliation in that Margaret Stewart named her first daughter Catherine, after her mother, Catherine McLaren.]  It is suggested that this is the Margaret Stewart who married on 13 JAN 1798 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Duncan MCINTYRE b: ABT 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland and had one child:
      1. Has Children Catharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 12 MAR 1809 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married on 14 DEC 1833 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Donald MCINTYRE , in Gartnafuaran b: ABT 25 MAR 1804 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland of the The McIntyre Family in Carnlea.  He was the son of another Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart.  Donald's mother, Margaret Stewart, was born ABT 10 SEP 1775 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Donald Stewart in Kip of 3-Line above.  PLEASE NOTE: Donald and Catharine McIntyre both had parents with exactly the same names, both from Carnlia, and both couples were married only one day apart. Census records confirm this is NOT an error. In 1851 Donald and Catharine were residing in Gartnafuaran with Catharine's widowed father in their household, and they were living right next door to Donald's elderly parents. 
        1. Their descendants are presented below under the  McIntyre Family in Carnlia.
  2. Has Children Alexander STEWART , in Ardveich b: ABT 1735 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is the patriarch of patriarch of #6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore, shown below.

6 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Coilmore

This line is being researched by Shane Laurie.

The next branch of the Dalveich Stewarts were a family living in Ardveich and Coilmore.  This family is described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Alexander Stewart - a tacksman at Ardveich in Comrie Balquhidder parish.  He left four sons.  (It is presumed that Alexander is dead in ca. 1815.)  His sons are:

  1. Robert Stewart, a soldier in the 79th Regiment.  He has a family of sons (presumably adult sons).
  2. A son of unknown name who is now in training with the Artillery
  3. A second son of unknown name who is also training with the Artillery.
  4. James Stewart, who is a lotter (buyer and seller of wool) at Coilmore on Ardvorlich's estate.

This family is described in The Ardvorlich History as follows:

There were two brothers of this family living at Ardveich at the end of the 18th century.  They were Alexander (Sandy) Stewart and his brother James Stewart.

The eldest, Alexander (Sandy), was a wright and had the following issue:

  1. Robert, who died without children.
  2. James, who was brought up as a weaver, then in Callander.  Afterwards he became a shepherd at Balmenoch and Ardvorlich.  Latterly he became a crofter at Coilmore.  He married a MacGregor and had one daughter, Annie.  He died in 1861.  Annie was the faithful servant at Ardvorlich, who was well known to the last generation.  She served four lairds and eventually died at Ardvorlich about 1897.  She was buried at Dundurn inside the chapel.
  3. John, who was a constable.  He died in 1855.  He had two sons in Australia, John and Abel.
  4. Bell, a cook, died in William Street, Edinburgh.
  5. Mary, married Duncan Ferguson, firstly a shepherd at Gleninishach, Balquhidder, latterly a crofter at Coilcreich.

These two accounts conflict on a couple of points:

  1. The Ardvorlich History says that Alexander was the older brother whereas Stewarts of the South implies (but does not say explicitly) that James was the older brother.  OPR data would suggest that Stewarts of the South is correct.  Furthermore The Ardvorlich History version has been shown elsewhere to be prone to errors.
  2. Alexander's eldest son Robert is described in Stewarts of the South as having had a family of sons, whereas he is described in The Ardvorlich History as having died without children.  As we have no record of Robert after his birth it is impossible to say at this point which account is correct.

The Ardvorlich History gives no dates for any of these people.  However the reference to son James who was father of Annie, servant at Ardvorlich, can be confirmed by cross-reference to Mitchell's MIs and reconciled with OPR data, thus giving us a basis for dating the rest of the family.

This family is accounted for as follows:

Has Children Alexander STEWART in Ardveich, b. ABT 1735 probably in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is shown in Stewarts of the South as the patriarch of 6 Line of the Dalveich Stewarts.  The Ardvorlich History says that Alexander ("Sandy") was a wright and claims that "there were two brothers of this family living at Ardveich at the end of the 18th century.  They were Alexander (Sandy) Stewart and his brother James Stewart."  However, dating their families makes it seem nearly impossible for Alexander and James to be brothers as they appear to be a full generation apart from each other.  The Ardvorlich History may be out by one generation.  It seems likely that this is the Alexander Stewart referred to in correspondence from the Stewart Society: "In 1798, a James, Robert, John and Alexander Stewart were living in Wester Ardveich."  Shane Laurie's research has confirmed that this Alexander STEWART had a family with Catherine MCKERRACHER/MCARTHUR (MCKERCHER, MCARCHIR, MCKARICHER), although no record of their marriage has been found.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Mary STEWART, bap. 6 FEB 1774 in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland. (Mother: "Kat. McKercher".)  According to The Ardvorlich History she "married Duncan Ferguson, firstly a shepherd at Gleninishach, Balquhidder, latterly a crofter at Coilcreich."  IGI data reveals a probable marriage for them on 1 DEC 1799 in Port Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland.  IGI reveals that Duncan Ferguson was probably the son of Murdoch Ferguson and Kath. McLaren, bap. 30 AUG 1776 in Wester Achtow, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.)  Balquhidder OPR and IGI data indicate that they probably had the following children:
    1. Murdoch FERGUSON, b. 11 MAY 1800 and bap. 13 MAY 1800 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.
    2. Alexander FERGUSON, b. ABT. 2 SEP 1802 in Auchleskine, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Catherine FERGUSON, b. ABT 7 OCT 1810 in Drumlich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
    4. Mary FERGUSON, b. ABT 20 JUN 1813 in "Ishagearb", Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  "Ishagearb" is believed to be the same place as "Gleninishach".  Mary was the twin of Janet.  She married on 27 JUN 1841 in Killearn, Stirling, Scotland to Duncan KEIR.  They had descendants who moved to England.
    5. Janet FERGUSON, b. ABT 20 JUN 1813 in "Ishagearb", Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  "Ishagearb" is believed to be the same place as "Gleninishach".  Janet was the twin of Mary.
    6. John FERGUSON, b. ABT 24 SEP 1815 in "Ishagearb", Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  "Ishagearb" is believed to be the same place as "Gleninishach". 
  2. Robert STEWART, bap. 7 JUL 1776 in Killin, Perthshire, Scotland. (Mother: "Kat. McKercher")  The Ardvorlich History says he "died without children."  However Stewarts of the South contradicts this, describing him as "a soldier in the 79th Regiment (with) a family of sons."
  3. Has Children James STEWART in Coilmore, bap. 27 NOV 1781 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Mother: Cath. McArchir") (Note: IGI erroneously shows the date as 31 AUG 1781, but no such entry exists in the OPR.) Stewarts of the South says that James "was brought up as a weaver, then in Callander.  Afterwards he became a shepherd at Balmenoch and Ardvorlich.  Latterly he became a crofter at Coilmore."  The Ardvorlich History says he was "a lotter (buyer and seller of wool) at Coilmore on Ardvorlich's estate" and that he "died in 1861".  James married on 16 JAN 1811 to Cathrine MACGREGOR and had one daughter:
    1. Anne STEWART,  bap. 02 OCT 1814 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is described in The Ardvorlich History as "Annie was the faithful servant at Ardvorlich, who was well known to the last generation.  She served four lairds and eventually died at Ardvorlich about 1897.  She was buried at Dundurn inside the chapel."  Mitchell's MIs records her gravestone: "Ann Stewart, for 60 yr faithful servant at Ardvorlich, 1813-1897."
  4. Isabel "Bell" STEWART, bap. 18 APR 1784 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Mother: "Cathr. McKaricher")  She is described in The Ardvorlich History as "Bell, a cook, died in William Street, Edinburgh."
  5. Margaret STEWART, bap. 8 MAR 1789 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Mother: "Cathr. McArthur").
  6. Has Children Sgt. John STEWART in Coilmore, bap. 16 OCT 1791 in Bridge of Teith, Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland.  (Mother: "Kathrine McKerracher")  John is described in The Ardvorlich History as "a constable (who) died in 1855 (and) had two sons in Australia, John and Abel (sic - Alexander)."  GRO shows that John died 17 NOV 1855 in St. Fillans, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, and that he is buried in the Stewart family ground at the Old Kirkyard, Dundurn, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  The 1841 census shows the family residing in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland and shows John's occupation as an army soldier.  The 1851 census shows the family residing in Coilmore, Ardvorlich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland and shows John's occupation as "police constable, Sergeant."  John never moved to Australia -- on that matter The Ardvorlich History is mistaken -- however he did move briefly to Ireland where his first three children were born.  It may be that the Ardvorlich History meant that his sons later immigrated to Australia.  John married Sarah SMALL, probably in Ireland, although no record of their marriage has been found.  John and Sarah had the following children:
    1. Alexander STEWART, b. ABT 1830 in Ireland.  There is no documentary evidence of this son.  He is suggested by onomastics only and is presumed to have died as an infant.
    2. Has Children Mary Ann STEWART, b. ABT 1832 in Ireland.  She married firstly to an unknown man and had one child in Comrie.  She married secondly on 10 DEC 1858 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland to William Michael RATTRAY.  They had six children.  Their descents are presented on Shane Laurie's Report (not yet uploaded).
    3. Catherine STEWART, b. ABT 1833 in Ireland.  Catherine was residing with her parents in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland in 1841.
    4. John STEWART, b. ABT 1834 in Ireland. John was residing with his parents in Lochearnhead in 1841, but has not been found in 1851.  He is described in The Ardvorlich History as the son of John Stewart in Australia.  It is possible that he may have immigrated to Australia as an adult.
    5. Isabella STEWART, born in Balquhidder or Comrie parish and bap. 10 SEP 1835 in the Episcopal Church, Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland.  She was residing with her parents in Lochearnhead in 1841 and in 1871 in St. Ninians.
    6. Jane STEWART, b. 11 FEB 1837 and bap. 4 APR 1837 in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland.  It is suspected that she may have died in infancy.
    7. Sarah Jane STEWART, b. 4 AUG 1839 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland and bap. 14 NOV 1839 in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is found residing with her parents in Lochearnhead in 1841 and 1851.
    8. Alexander STEWART, b. 18 JUL 1841 in Lochearnhead and bap. 6 AUG 1841 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He was residing with his parents in Lochearnhead in 1851.  He is described in The Ardvorlich History as the son of John Stewart in Australia.  It is possible that he may have immigrated to Australia as an adult.
    9. Helen Maxton STEWART, b. ABT 1845 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is found residing with her parents in Lochearnhead in 1851.

7th Line - The Stewarts in Carnlia, Glentarken and Moral


Glen Tarken

This line is being researched by Ryk Brown, Brian Stewart and Don Walker.

The seventh line of descendants of the Stewarts of Dalveich are a family of Stewarts who resided first in Glentarken and later in Moral near St. Fillans, east of Loch Earn.  They are described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Alexander Stewart, who is a tacksman in Dalveich, Balquhidder parish on Breadalbane's estate.  He has three sons -- one adult and two under age.

Robert Stewart - a feuer in St Fillans, Comrie parish, on Drummond's estate.  He has three or four sons under age. 


Loch Earn looking west from above St. Fillans

Both of these men together with their children are easily identifiable in the Balquhidder and Comrie parish records.  But trying to make them fit into a single accounting of one family is challenging.

The relationship between Alexander and Robert above is not indicated in Stewarts of the South.  This would suggest either that the author of Stewarts of the South did not know the relationship of these two, or that it was too distant to note.  If Alexander and Robert were brothers or even first-cousins then it seems likely that Stewarts of the South would have mentioned this.  Thus it seems likely that they are at least second cousins and probably even more distant.

This family is also presented in the Walker Family History below.  The level of detail shown for each line ought to give us good confidence in the accuracy and reliability of this account. The Walker document shows the line of descent as:

James Stewart, B. about 1589.  His mother was a sister to John Drummond Ernoch, Forester in Glenartney. (See Legend of Montrose) Born under tragic circumstances. Killed Lord Kilpont in a quarrel never yet explained)

  1. John Stewart, known as "Iain dubh (mac) Shemais" (Black John son of James)

    1. Alexander Stewart, resided at Carnlia, No Record

      1. Donald Stewart, resided at Carnlia, married a daughter of Alexander MacGregor – Woodside Lochearnhead. Don’t know her name, of Clan Dughail Chiar

        1. Alexander Stewart, resided at Carnlia, married Janet Stewart Lochearnside. Her mother's name was MacLaren

          1. Alexander Stewart in Cuilt, B. at Carnlia about 1809.  Alexander Stewart (2) married Margaret Dewar, B. Killin about 1820. She was daughter of Alexander Dewar & Janet MacKay. Said Alexander Dewar was born at Nether Bolespie, and was the son of Duncan Dewar and Margaret MacGregor. Janet MacKay, B. Killin, her mother’s name was Janet Macnab, who was the daughter of Donald Macnab, Glendochart; Janet Macnab had a brother Duncan.

            1. Alexander Stewart, author of this account.

Balquhidder OPR data allows us to easily, fully, and accurately identify the family of Alexander Stewart in Carnlia who married Janet Stewart of Lochearnside.  Their children were:

  1. John STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1794 FEB 2 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  2. Donald STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1796 MAR 20 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  3. Robert STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1800 JAN 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  4. Isabel STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1802 MAR 28 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  5. Patric STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1804 JUN 17 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  6. Margaret STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1806 MAY 14 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Margaret is believed to have married to John McGregor and had two daughters, Isabella and Janet. They were residing in Kilmadock in 1851 and moved to Australia in 1852.  This family is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=2457&mforum=stewart#2457

  7. Alexander STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1809 FEB 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  8. Daniel (Donald) STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1813 JUN 4 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

This is clearly an excellent match with the description of Alexander Stewart presented in Stewarts of the South and does not fit well with any other Line above.  Thus we can be fairly certain that the Walker History refers to 7-Line, here.

Alexander's birth family can then be readily identified in the OPR as:

Donald Stewart and Isabel McGregor had the following children:

  1. Mary STEWART, b. ABT 11 JUN 1758 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  2. John STEWART, b. ABT 23 MAR 1760 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  3. Catharine STEWART, bap. 28 JUL 1762 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  4. Jannet STEWART, bap. 24 JUL 1764 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  5. Alexander STEWART, bap. 20 JUN 1767 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

Now the problems begin to arise in trying to reconcile this account with Stewarts of the South, with itself, and with what we believe to be true of the family of Alexander's distant cousin, Robert.

First problem: Onomastics.  This family appears to break the customary naming pattern in both generations presented here.  If Donald's father's name was Alexander, then we should expect to find his eldest son named Alexander.  Instead, his eldest son appears to be John.  Similarly with Alexander, who, being the son of Donald, should have named his first son Donald.  Instead we again find the first son named John.  What is most intriguing is that if we discount each of these first sons named John then the remainder of their families follow customary naming patterns.  Could it be that this family chose to name their first sons John in honour of their founder, John Dubh Mhor Stewart, and then followed customary naming patters afterwards?  (A similar case has been noted below in the The McIntyre Family in Carnlia with the birth of John Lorne Stewart McIntyre.)

Second problem: Chronology and seniority.  There are almost 140 years between the birth of John Dubh Mhor Stewart and his great-grandson, Alexander Stewart in Carnlia.  To fit only two generations in-between requires quite a stretch.  It means that these men averaged 45-50 years of age when their sons were born.  However comparisons with other lines will show that to be not unusual in this family, but it suggests that some of these were probably younger sons. To make it fit, it requires that Donald must be born probably no later than 1620 and the first Alexander must be born about 1680.  This fits okay until we try to reconcile it with OPR data and what we believe to be true of Alexander's distant cousin Robert in Stewarts of the South.

We find in the Balquhidder OPR an entry for "Robert Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart in Dalveich, born November 1697" whom we believe to be the ancestor of Robert Stewart of this line.  If Alexander had had a son, Robert, in 1697 then it makes it challenging (though not impossible) for him to be the father of Donald, ca. 1720.  However, this entry may actually be "Dalreich" not "Dalveich".  Dalreich (or Dalreach) is located in Lower Glenbuckie and was the residence of an early branch of the Gartnafuaran Stewarts.

We must presume that Alexander's first son would be named John, after his father, John Dubh Mhor Stewart.  Such a son must be older than Robert and must have been born no later than 1695. (There would be no record of his birth as the parish records don't begin until 1696.)  This would mean that Alexander must have been born much earlier than 1680; probably closer to 1670, if not earlier.  But if we push Alexander's birth too early it causes significant problems with the seniority of all the lines above.  It would also make the later Alexander's line junior in seniority to Robert's, which means that Stewarts of the South must have the men listed in reverse order, or that there is an illegitimate birth in Robert's ancestry, or we have Robert's ancestry incorrect. Or....

These are the problems we face with incomplete information.  We'll hurt our brains if we try too hard to make all the puzzle pieces fit when we're still missing several significant pieces.  Thus we are forced, for now, to leave this line with its chronological challenges.  With this qualification we present the following tentative accounting of this line:

Has Children Alexander STEWART in Carnlia, b. ABT 1680 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander is the patriarch of 7 Line - The Stewarts in Carnlia, Glentarken and Moral.  Alexander is the only son of John Dubh Mhor for whom we have any form of documented evidence of his identity.  Alexander is recorded in the Walker Family History as being a son of "Iain Dubh Shenman", son of James Stewart of Ardvorlich.  There is no such Gaelic word as "Shenman".  This would be a transcription error for Iain Dubh Sheamuis, or "Black John (of) James", known to us as John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich, progenitor of this clan.  The Walker History says that Alexander resided and died in Carnlia and that he and all his descendants are buried in the Stewart of Ardvorlich family burial ground at Dundurn Chapel at the east end of Loch Earn.

  1. "John" STEWART, b. ABT 1695 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no documented evidence of such a John Stewart.  He is suggested by onomastics only -- Alexander would have named his eldest son after his father.  He is presumed to have died young.

  2. Has Children Robert STEUART, b: NOV 1697 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is presumed to have married Mary STEUART, although no record of their marriage exists.  They were living in Ardveich when their only known son was born.  Family tradition recalls that Robert was killed at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 -- the ages of their children would support this tradition.  Robert and Mary are believed to have had the following children:

    1. Has Children John STEUART in Easter Glentarken, b ABT 8 FEB 1733 in Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He later moved further east along the north shore of Loch Earn to Easter Glentarken.  (See below for more information on Glentarken.)  John is presumed to have married Margaret MCLARAN (possibly the daughter of Alexander McLaren and Jean Buchanan in Balquhidder parish), although no record of their marriage exists.  They had the following children:
      1. Has Children Robert STEWART in Moral, was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized May 08, 1762 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is recorded as  a feuer in St Fillans, Comrie parish, on Drummond's estate.  He married on 4 DEC 1795 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine MCNAUGHTAN.  Sometime around the year 1830 Robert Stewart died -- it is believed from natural causes.  He is described as "an industrious and well-doing man" (Stewarts of the South).  Family tradition recalls that after Robert's death his adult sons continued to work the farm.  Sometime between 1832-1834 conditions on the family croft became intolerable and son Duncan, suggested the family move to the New World.  Robert's widow and her eleven children, some of whom were already married, left their Highland home on the bank of the River Earn near where their ancestors had lived for over three hundred years. They got in a boat and sailed for Canada.  This is the author's family.  Their story continues on the Comrie Stewarts Page.  They had the following children.  This branch is being researched by Ryk Brown and Brian Stewart.
        1. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 10 JUN 1798 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Elisabeth STEWART b: ABT 27 OCT 1799 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: ABT 2 MAY 1802 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has Children Jean STEWART b: ABT 7 JUN 1804 in Meovie (Mewie) near St. Fillans, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        5. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: ABT 1 JUN 1806 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        6. Has No Children John STEWART b: ABT 1 SEP 1808 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        7. Has Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 2 JAN 1811 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        8. Has Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 13 JUN 1813 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        9. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: ABT 24 MAR 1816 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        10. Has Children Peter STEWART b: ABT 24 JUL 1820 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
        11. Has Children William STEWART b: ABT 22 NOV 1824 in Moral, Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Mary STEWART was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized Jun 26, 1767 in Comrie.
      3. Has Children Janet/Jean STEWART was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized Oct 08, 1769 in Comrie.  It is believed she is the Janet Stewart "Lochearnside" who married on 08 DEC 1792 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Alexander STEWART in Carnlia, presented in the Walker History

        1. Their descendants are presented above.
      4. Has Children Margaret STEWART was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized Mar 22, 1772 in Comrie.  She is believed to have married Peter McNaughtan of Moral in Comrie, her brother Robert's brother-in-law.
      5. Anne STEWART was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized Nov 14, 1774 in Comrie.
      6. Isbal STEWART was born in Easter Glentarken and baptized Jul 27, 1777 in Comrie.  Two possible marriages can be found for Isbal in the IGI:
        a. 26 FEB 1803 to Robert AMOS in Comrie
        b. 24 AUG/6 SEP 1805 to John STEWART in Balquhidder/Comrie
        Neither of these can be confirmed and it is possible that Isbal married neither.
    2. Margaret STEUART, b: ABT 16 DEC 1744 in Comrie Parish, Perthshire, Scotland.  Margaret's birth is uncertain and is based on the following entry in the Balquhidder OPR, which is suspected to be from this family: "1744 DEC 16, Robert Steuart and ___ Steuart in ~ Comrie parish had a child baptised called Margaret."  It is suggested that Robert Steuart, living in Ardveich, or possibly now living in Glentarken, having been born in Balquhidder parish may have returned to Balquhidder for the baptism of his daughter Margaret.
  3. Has Children Donald STEWART in Carnlia, b. ABT 1720 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald is believed to be the Donald Stewart, son of Alexander and Janet Stewart, bap. 4 SEP 1720 in Auchleskine, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the only known child of this couple.  As Auchleskine is not far from Glenbeich, the Auchleskine birth is a reasonable suggestion.  According to The Walker Family History, Donald resided at Carnlia and married a daughter of Alexander MacGregor of Woodside of Lochearn of Clan Dughail Chiar.  (Clan Dugal Ciar, or the Clan of sable-haired Douglas: this was the chief's family.)  There are only two marriages in the Balquhidder or Comrie OPR for a Donald Stewart with any MacGregor in the right date range.  This one happens to be in Dalveich and the other one has been identified with a different family, confirming that this is the marriage noted in the Walker History.  Donald's suggested birth place of Auchleskine was also occupied by a family of MacGregors descended from Sir Gregor MacGregor of Clan Dughail Chiar -- so that too would be consistent.  Donald STEWART married on 10 APR 1756 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Isabel MCGRIGOR of Comrie parish and had the following family:

    1. Mary STEWART, b. ABT 11 JUN 1758 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

    2. John STEWART, b. ABT 23 MAR 1760 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  John is not recorded in family tradition, not mentioned in Stewarts of the South, not identified as a father of any later children, not found in census records, and his brother Alexander seems to be deferred to as nominal head of this branch in Stewarts of the South (ca. 1815), thus it is presumed that John died young.

    3. Catharine STEWART, bap. 28 JUL 1762 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

    4. Jannet STEWART, bap. 24 JUL 1764 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

    5. Alexander STEWART in Carnlia, bap. 20 JUN 1767 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Stewarts of the South describes Alexander as "Alexander Stewart, who is a tacksman in Dalveich, Balquhidder parish on Breadalbane's estate. He has three sons -- one adult and two under age." It indicates that Alexander is closely related to Robert Stewart in St. Fillans but does not indicate their relationship.  The Walker Family History says that "Alexander Stewart married Janet Stewart [in] Lochearnside. Her mother's name was a MacLaren." This family is easily identifiable in the OPR. Alexander STEWART married on 08 DEC 1792 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to his first cousin Janet STEWART, believed to be the sister of the aforementioned Robert Stewart and the daughter of John Stewart and Margaret MCLAREN of this line.  They had the following children:

      1. John STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1794 FEB 2 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

      2. Donald STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1796 MAR 20 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. As Daniel is substitute name for Donald then it may be that this Donald died young prior to the birth of his younger brother, Daniel.

      3. Robert STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1800 JAN 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

      4. Isabel STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1802 MAR 28 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

      5. Patric STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1804 JUN 17 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

      6. Margaret STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1806 MAY 14 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

      7. Alexander STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1809 FEB 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to The Walker History, Alexander was born at Carnlia about 1809 married Margaret DEWAR from Killin, she being born about 1820.  This family can be found in 1861 and later census records, but Alexander has not been found in the 1841 or 1851 censuses.  They were married on 1 JUL 1856 in Killin and had only one child:

        1. Alexander STEWART, bap. 7 FEB 1860 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to the Walker History he was born 7 JAN 1860 with no place given.  However, his obit says that he was born at Cuilt.  Census records show this family residing in 1871 in Auchtomore and in 1881 in Craggan, Strathyre.  This Alexander later moved to Falkirk where he was a police officer and an award-winning Gaelic scholar and poet.

      8. Daniel (Donald) STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1813 JUN 4 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

Research Leads for this branch:

The following entries from the Comrie OPR are promising candidates to belong to the above family. If so, we would suggest that the Alexander Stewart who married Janet Drummond and who resided in Woodend and Meovie would be the correct age to be the brother of Donald Stewart, in Carnlia, above. Such would not conflict with what we know of the above family from The Walker History as that document does not provide any information on the siblings of the primary line.

02 MAR 1735

Alexander

STEUART

Elizabeth

DRUMMOND

Easter Dundurn

Elizabeth

 

01 MAY 1750

Alexander

STEWART

Jannet

DRUMMOND

in Woodend

Girsall

 

01 JUN 1752

Alexander

STEWART

Janet

DRUMMOND

Meovie

John

 

04 MAY 1761

Alexander

STEWART

Janet

DRUMMOND

Meovie

Janet

 

 

8 Line - The Stewarts in Cuilantogle


Coilantogle (Cuilantogle)
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The final family of Stewarts to descend from the Dalveich Stewarts were a family who resided in Cuilantogle ("Cuil an-t'ogle" = "woods of the deep") in Callander parish.  They are described in Stewarts of the South as follows:

Walter Stewart - late tacksman in Cuilanleogail, Callendar parish, on the Earl of Murray's estate.  (Presumably Walter is dead in ca. 1815.)  He left three sons:

  1. A son of unknown name who is a soldier.  He has a family.

  2. A son of unknown name who is a labourer in the town of Stirling.  He has a family.

  3. Another son of unknown name who is also a labourer in the town of Stirling.  He has a family.

It must be noted when trying to identify 8 Line that Stewarts of the South describes the late Walter as having two sons who were living in Stirling and were of adult age each with a family, but the Stewarts of the South-Appendix does not show these two sons.  Thus it must be presumed that the author was not well acquainted with this line and the information may be of questionable reliability.

Son STEWART.  His name is not known, but it is suggested based on chronology that Walter (below) was most likely a grandson of John Dubh Mhor Stewart.
  1. Walter STEWART, b. ca. 1720 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "late tacksman in Cuilanleogail, Callendar parish, on the Earl of Murray's estate. He left three sons."  Presumably Walter was dead by ca.1815-20.  He had the following children:
    1. Son STEWART, b. ca 1760 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a soldier.  He has a family."  He had the following children:
      1. Unknown children STEWART, b. AFT ABT 1800
    2. Son STEWART, b. ca 1765 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a labourer in the town of Stirling.  He has a family."  He had the following children:
      1. Unknown children STEWART, b. AFT ABT 1800
    3. Son STEWART, b. ca 1770 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He is described in Stewarts of the South as "a labourer in the town of Stirling.  He has a family."  He had the following children:
      1. Unknown children STEWART, b. AFT ABT 1800

Callander OPR records reveal the another family that also appears to be an extremely close match.  Here is a family of a Walter Stewart living in Cuilantogle at about the right time.  However the family below has only two sons and the second one is probably too young to have had a family in 1815.  If this is the correct family then it may be Walter's second marriage and their may be children from a previous marriage yet undiscovered.

Walter STEWART married on 30 MAY 1783 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret FERGUSSONNE.  They had the following children:

  1. Alexander STEWART, b. 20 APR 1784 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Cathrine STEWART, b. 14 APR 1786 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  3. Margaret STEWART, b. 19 OCT 1787 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Margaret STEWART, b. 19 OCT 1789 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Duncan STEWART, b. 10 MAR 1793 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Christian STEWART, b. 24 MAY 1796 in Cuilantolge, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland

A McIntyre researcher sent me the following information on a family that may be one of the sons of Walter above.  This family is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=235&mforum=stewart  (This family may have been accounted for elsewhere.  Note to double-check.)

John STEWART, b. ca 1770 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  He married on 9 DEC 1803 in Callander, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCINTYRE, b. 26 APR 1780 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland (daughter of John mac Patrick McIntyre and Anna Sinclair).  They had the following known children:

  1. Walter STEWART, b. 12 MAY 1805 in Quarry of Achra, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. 1851 possibly Walter b 1806 in Balquhidder, res Main St. Callander, labourer, wife Margaret b 1817 in Kilmaly, Inverness. and/or 1861 res Polder Moss, Port of Menteith, Walter b 1806 in Balquhidder, ag lab, servant to Janet Stewart, b 1809 in Kincardine with her son James b 1841 in Port and dtr Jean b 1846 in Port
  2. Donald STEWART, b. ABT 1811 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He was residing in 1881 in Easter Torrie, Norrieston, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland.
  3. Mary STEWART, b. 31 AUG 1814 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
  4. John STEWART, b. ca. 1815 in Balquhidder parish, Perthshire, Scotland (no baptism registered).  He died in 1894 in Perthshire, Scotland.  He married on 21 JAN 1846 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth MCCALLUM (family records give the marriage date as 14 JAN 1893??, but I'm certain this is an error).  Elizabeth was born 1820 in Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland and died 1894.  It is believed that they had the following children:
    1. John STEWART, b. 19 NOV 1847 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.
    2. Janet STEWART, b. 5 SEP 1849 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Archibald STEWART, b. 29 MAY 1851 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same named brother.
    4. Duncan STEWART, b. 18 JAN 1853 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Donald STEWART, b. 13 NOV 1854 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    6. James STEWART, b. 23 JUL 1856 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Walter STEWART, b. 12 JUL 1858 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Margaret STEWART, b. 14 FEB 1860 in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland
    9. Alexander STEWART, b. 12 SEP 1864 in Buchanan, Stirling, Scotland

Unknown STEWART, father of

  1. Donald STEWART, b 1811-15 in Balquhidder, res 1851 with brother John, 1841 not found, 1881 in Easter Torrie, Norrieston, Kilmadock, occ retired shepherd, b 1811 in Balquhidder, shown as uncle, res with John Stewart 33 head b Callander, farmer160 acres, empl 1 woman and 1 boy (Kenneth McColl 15 Comrie), Donald 25 b Aberfoyle, Margaret 1860 Aberfoyle
  2. John STEWART, b ca. 1820-21 in Balquhidder, possibly recorded as "James John Stewart" on his son, Duncan's marriage certificate), res 1851 Frombuy house, Aberfoyle, occ ag lab, with wife and first two children and  brother Donald b 1815 in Balquhidder, res 1861 Arrochybeg, Buchanan, Stirling, occ shepherd, (all 8 children alive and residing at home in 1861). Res 1871 in Ducham (Dundurn?), Comrie, occ shepherd, with wife Elizabeth 49 Fortingall and son Alexander 6 Stirlingshire, other children absent. John m on 21 JAN 1846 in Kilmadock, Perthshire to Elizabeth MCCALLUM b1824 in Fortingall. Children:
    1. JOHN STEWART, 19 NOV 1847 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland. 1861 with parents. 1871 not found.
    2. JANET STEWART, 05 SEP 1849 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland
    3. ARCHIBALD STEWART, 29 MAY 1851 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland
    4. DUNCAN STEWART, 18 JAN 1853 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland.  Residing with his parents in 1861.  Possibly the Duncan res 1871 in Glasgow St Andrew with a family of McIntyres (presumably related to his paternal grandmother), and shown as b 1852 in Callander.
    5. DONALD STEWART, 13 NOV 1854 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland, not found in 1871
    6. JAMES STEWART, 23 JUL 1856 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland. not found in 1871
    7. WALTER STEWART, 12 JUL 1858 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland. 1859-1903, not married, but involved with ___, res, 1861 with parents, res 1871 not found, res 1881 in Roystone Cottage, Cramond, Midlothian, visiting Archibald McKelvie, occ unemployed farm servant
      1. Elizabeth STEWART, b ca. 1887 in Edinburgh, m 1904 in Newcastle, Northumberland, England to ___
    8. MARGARET STEWART, 14 FEB 1860 Aberfoyle, Perth, Scotland
    9. ALEXANDER STEWART, 12 SEP 1864 Buchanan, Stirling, Scotland. with parents in 1871
    10. ARCHIBALD STEWART, 16 APR 1866 Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. not found 1871, presumed died has child.

 

 

Possible birth for John, however this family is accounted with Belinda Dettman's Stewarts of Wester Brackland

John STEUART and Elizabeth MCLARAN (MCLERAN, MCLAREN) in Auchenlarich (no marriage found)

  1. Elizabeth STEUART, b 26/31 MAR 1715 in Easter Brachlan, Callander
  2. Janet STEUART, b 10/11 JUL 1718 in Auchinlacih, Callander
  3. Walter STEUART, b 12/17 OCT 1721 in Auchenlarich
  4. Donald STEWART, b 15/21 MAR 1735 in Lurgruy, Callander (Lurgavowie)

C113362 1710-1749 Callander

Cuilantogle is located in Callander parish.  The Callander OPR in later years often just recorded the parents names without giving their location, however the following entries from the Callander OPR refer to Stewarts specifically living in Cuilantogle.  These may or may not be related to Walter Stewart of 8 Line:

Donald STEUART and Janet STEUART in Cuilantogle (no marriage found)

  1. Christian STEUART, b 14/19 AUG 1711 in Culinlogle
  2. Marrionne STUART, bap APR 1721 in Kilmadock parish (not certain of this family)

John STEUART and Mary STEUART in Cuilantogle (no marriage found)

  1. Alexander STEUART, b 1/3 APR 1712 in Drumardock, Callander
  2. Mary STEUART, b 18/21 FEB 1717 in Culinlogle
  3. David STEUART, b 8/12 FEB 1719 in Culinlogle
  4. Jean STEWART, b 28 APR/3MAY 1721 in Callander parish (not in Sauve)
  5. John STUART, b 27/29 JUN 1722 in Callander parish (not in Sauve)
  6. Margaret STUART, b 31 JUL/2 AUG 1725 in Culinteagle
  7. ?Alexander STEUART, bap 8 APR 1726 in Dalveich, Balquhidder (may not be of this family)

James STEUART in Cuilantogle m. on 30 JUN 1714 in Callander to Janet MCEUAN (gap from marriage to first child may reflect 1715 Rising)

  1. Duncan STEUART, b 10/10 APR 1719 in Culinlogle (mother: Mclean)
  2. Catherine STEUART, b 17/19 APR 1721 in Culinlogle (mother: Mcenan)
  3. Mary STEUART, b. 15/19 DEC 1723 - FEB 1724 in Culinteagle (mother: Mceuan)

Walter BUCHANAN in Cuilantogle m. 21 OCT 1718 in Callander to Catherine STEUART

  1. Agnes BUCHANAN, bap 1721 in Aberfoyle parish
  2. Catherine BUCHANAN, b 12/15 AUG 1725 in Culinteogle (Sauve shows "month omitted")
  3. John BUCHANAN, bap 5 MAY 1728 in Port of Menteith parish
  4. Mary BUCHANAN, bap 31 JUL 1735 in Port of Menteith parish

John STUART in Cuilantogle m. on 18 JAN 1722 in Callander to Isabel FERGUSON

  1. Mary STUART, b 13/15 AUG 1725 in Culinteagle
  2. Isobel STEWART, b 26/29 AUG 1731 in Cullintogle
  3. Katherine STEWART, b 17/18 APR 1728 in Cuilinteogil
  4. Robert STEWART, b 9/11 AUG 1734 in Cullintogle

James STEWART and Katherine MCEWAN (N'Ewan) in Gartchonzie, Cuilantogle and Bochastle (no marriage found, may be a second marriage for James above)

  1. George STUART, b ?JUN/1JUL 1725 in Garchoney (Gartchonzie, near Cuilantogle and Bochastle), Callander (mother: Mceuan)
  2. Jannet STUART, b 8/11 MAY 1727 in Garchoney, Callander (mother: McEwan)
  3. Walter STEWART, b 25 FEB/4 MAR 1730 in Milntown of Strathgartney (mother: McFrmin)
  4. Janet STUART, bap 19 DEC 1731 in Port of Menteith parish (mother: McKeown)
  5. James STEWART, b 25/28 DEC 1732 in Culinhogle (mother: Newen)
  6. Donald STEWART, b 18/22 SEP 1734 in (place not given) (mother: McEwen)
  7. John STUART, b 26 APR/2MAY 1736 in Garnhinny, Callander (mother: Kath McKoune)
  8. Catharine STEWART, b 6/10 JUL 1740 in Bochastle, Callander (mother: Mewen)

Walter STEWART in Bochastle and Isabel MCLERAN

  1. Janet STEWART, b 11/19 MAY 1737 in Bochastle, Callander (next to Cuilantogle)

Duncan STEWART and Isabel STEWART in Cuilantogle

  1. Janet STEWART, b 11/14 JUL 1734 in Cullintogle

Alexander STEWART and Jean STEWART in Cuilantogle

  1. Donald STEWART (twin), b 27/28 JAN 1743 in Cullintogle
  2. Janet STEWART (twin), b 27/28 JAN 1743 in Cullintogle
  3. Alexander STEWART, b 6/9 SEP 1744 in Cullintogle
  4. Donald STEWART, b 22/25 OCT 1747 in Cullintogle

Robert STEWART and Jean MCFARLANE in Cuilantogle

  1. Mary STEWART, b 25/29 JAN 1744 in Cullintogle
  2. Agnes STEWART, b 24 JAN/1 FEB 1747 in Cullintogle

Alexander STEWART and Janet MCCALLUM

  1. John STEWART, b 29 NOV/4 DEV 1748 in Cullintogle
  2. Jean STEWART, b 21/26 AYG 1759 in Cullintogle
  3. James STEWART, b 4/8 SEP 1751 in Cullintogle

Alexander STEWART-alias-MCGREGOR and Janet STEWART in Cuilantogle

  1. Margaret STEWART, b 25/29 MAR 1752 in Cullintogle

Donald STEWART and Janet DRUMMOND-alias-MCGREGOR in Cuilantogle

  1. James STEWART, b 4/4 APR 1757 in Culintogle (mother: Drummond)
  2. Margaret STEWART, b 4/8 FEB 1759 in Cullintogle (mother: McGregor)
  3. Agnes STEWART, b 22/22 JUL 1760 in Cuillintoggle (mother: McGregor)

Alexander BUCHANAN and Jean STEWART in Cuilantogle

  1. Robert BUCHANAN, b 16/21 DEC 1760 in Cullintogle
  2. Janet BUCHANAN, b 15/19 NOV 1762 in Cuillintoggle
  3. Robert BUCHANAN, b 30/30 AUG 1765 in Cuilantogoil

John STEWART and Mary WRIGHT (MCINTYRE) in Cuilantogle

  1. Margaret STEWART, b 18 FEB/12 MAR 1770 (year uncertain) in Culintogile

John STEWART and Janet BUCHANAN, married 8 JAN 1773 in Callander, "both in this parish."

  1. Elizabeth 3/4/ APR 1773 in Culntogil
  2. Duncan, 1/9 APR 1775 in Culantogle
  3. Alexander 16/23 MAR 1779 in Culantogle
  4. Robert 14/14 DEC 1780 in Culntogle - twin
  5. John 14/14 DEC 1780 in Culntogle - twin
  6. Walter 12/16 FEB 1783 in Culantogle
  7. Catharine 25/26 JUL 1785 in Calliveag of Cullintogle

 

The Jacobite Risings and the Highland Clearances

In the early 18th century the Royal House of Stuart came to an end with the death of Queen Ann Stuart. She was succeeded by King George of the house of Hanover, Germany. Many Scots believed that a Stuart heir still belonged on the throne. The first to attempt a return was James Stuart. His followers became known as Jacobites ("Jacob" is Latin for "James"). His son, Charles, better known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie", also made an attempt to regain the throne. Both of these attempts were strongly supported by Scottish Highlanders and war broke out between the Jacobites and the Hanoverians on more than one occasion. The Hanoverians were victorious and the Jacobites were pursued and punished without mercy. The Hanoverian British Crown sent soldiers into the Highlands to evict anyone of known Jacobite loyalties. In many cases the families were given less than five minutes notice to gather their belongings and leave. If the Highlanders hesitated then the soldiers raped the women and burned down the house with the occupants still inside. Proud elements of Highland culture were outlawed. Highlanders were prohibited from carrying weapons or wearing tartans. It was a brutal campaign of terror and ethnic cleansing intended to ensure that Highlanders never again rose in rebellion against the crown.

By the end of the 18th century the old Highland way of life was quickly coming to an end. The Lowland English-speaking culture was starting to encroach on the Gaelic-speaking Highlands, and the Industrial Revolution was beginning to change the way everyone lived. People were flocking from the poor and overcrowded Highlands to the newly booming Lowland cities. These factors together with the persecution of Jacobite sympathizers were causing the Highlands to empty at an alarming rate. Within less than fifty years, many of the once densely populated Highland valleys were completely emptied of people; many of these valleys remain empty to this day. It is said that by the mid-19th century there were more Highland-born Scots living in Nova Scotia, Canada than were still living in the Scottish Highlands themselves!

Glentarken

[Excerpt from an article at Electric Scotland by David Rorer]

Glentarken is a glen in Comrie parish, descending from an altitude of 1150 ft., 2 miles south by eastward to Loch Earn (306 ft.), at a point 1 ¾ miles west by north of St Fillans.

It contains a huge monolith, "The great stone of Glentarken." It is not a traveled stone, but a mass detached from the low cliff below, which has rolled but a short distance and is poised in the most singular way upon one of its edges. It measures 70 ft. in circumference at the base, 110 ft. in circumference 10 ft. above the ground, and its solid contents above ground exceed 25,000 cubic ft. The glen probably derives its name from "Tarachin," or "Talargan," an old Pictish personal name.

In the olden days what might be called a clachan existed on the hillside at the entrance to Glentarken, but life on that exposed site was latterly found inconvenient and uncomfortable; accordingly, the families were moved to more suitable surroundings at the foot of the loch*, and the cottages in the glen were allowed to fall into ruins. The remains of these may still be seen in heaps of stones here and there.

We find that the lands of Glentarcai, Morall, and the Fordees were set to John of Murray and his mother before the year 1492.

James IV granted the lands of Glentarkane to the Drummonds. In 1511 (R.M.S.i. 3574)

* This would explain the move of our Stewarts from Easter Glentarken to Moral.

Sources of information on this family

Stewarts of the South

Sometime around the year 1815-1820 a letter was written for Colonel David Stewart of Garth when the Colonel was contemplating writing a history of the Stewarts. This document has come to be known as the Stewarts of the South.  From internal evidence it is possible that the author was Captain James Stewart who was dismissed as Atholl's Factor in 1818.  The full unedited document can be found here.  The letter describes many of the Stewarts living in southern Perthshire including partial fragments of their ancestry.  The letter categorizes each Stewart household of its day according to which branch of which family they belong.  Unfortunately there is about a 100-150 year gap between the origins of each branch and those living at the time of the letter.  The challenge is left to the genealogist to connect the lines in-between. 

The letter describes several branches of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich including the branch of the Stewarts of Dalveich.  The Dalveich family is described as Branch VII of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich.  The Stewarts of the South gives us a profile of this family ca. 1820, however we cannot ensure the complete reliability of that source.  The line numbering system used here is the same as that used in the Stewarts of the South in order to facilitate easier cross-referencing.  The reader should follow the link below for that document's information on the Dalveich Stewarts.

For a further explanation and discussion of this letter, please click the Stewarts of the South button below.

Stewarts of the South

The Ardvorlich History

The Ardvorlich History, written by the late Major John A.M. Stewart, 14th Laird of Ardvorlich, excerpts of which were forwarded to me by the Stewart Society, reveal the following:

There were two brothers of this family living at Ardveich at the end of the 18th century.  They were Alexander (Sandy) Stewart and his brother James Stewart.

The eldest, Alexander (Sandy), was a wright and had the following issue:

  1. Robert, who died without children.
  2. James, who was brought up as a weaver, then in Callander.  Afterwards he became a shepherd at Balmenoch and Ardvorlich.  Latterly he became a crofter at Coilmore.  He married a MacGregor and had one daughter, Annie.  He died in 1861.  Annie was the faithful servant at Ardvorlich, who was well known to the last generation.  She served four lairds and eventually died at Ardvorlich about 1897.  She was buried at Dundurn inside the chapel.
  3. John, who was a constable.  He died in 1855.  He had two sons in Australia, John and Abel.
  4. Bell, a cook, died in William Street, Edinburgh.
  5. Mary, married Duncan Ferguson, firstly a shepherd at Gleninishach, Balquhidder, latterly a crofter at Coilcreich.

The second brother, James, long resided about Stronvar.  His son was called James Og and lived on a croft just where the nursery used to be at Ardvorlich.  The croft was called Ashinranoch,  He had two sons and about six daughters.

  1. Robert, who lived at Ashinranoch, and was a ploughman at Ardvorlich.  He married Lizzie MacLaughlan, a servant at Ardvorlich.  His son, William, is now (1879) a shopkeeper at Menstrie.
  2. Alexander (Sandy).
  3. Anne, who married her second cousin, a farmer at Kip, and was mother of the Free Church minister at Killin.
  4. Mary was mother of Robert and Peter Ferguson in St. Fillans.
  5. Another was married to a Stewart and was mother to Mrs. Mackintyre of Gartnafuaran.
  6. Another married a McIntyre and was grandmother to the people at Coshinachie, whose parents used to be in Gleninisach.

These Ardveich Stewarts lived at Carnlia in Glenveich and were descended from Ian Dubh Mor, natural son of Major James Stewart of Ardvorlich.

[The preceding sentence is ambiguous in its reference and was previously believed to refer to the preceding family.  However, present research indicates that it refers to the following family.  The Alexander (Sandy) shown above is not the same person as the Alexander shown below whose cooper's anvil is at Ardvorlich.  Though it appears that Major Stewart of Ardvorlich believed them to be the same person when he published his book.  The fact that they were both wrights/coopers, both named Alexander, and both living in/near Ardveich makes the confusion understandable.  The preceding Alexander is from Line 6 above, while the following Alexander is found in the Walker History.]

In 1936...(a contemporary local resident) ...presented me (Major Stewart) with the Cooper's Anvil, which is in the Hall, and told me it had belonged to the Ardveich family...  She recalls:

The Cooper's Anvil was once the property of Alexander Stewart.  He was born and brought up in Glenbeich before the clearances, early in the 19th century.  He was a cooper by trade, but when that trade gave out, and was superceded by other materials besides wood, he went to reside with his own relations, also a family of the name of Stewart who rented Auchtoomore in Balquhidder, and acted as head shepherd.  He and his wife resided at the Cuill, now a ruin, and near Edinchip House and Balquhidder Station, on the right of way to Balquh... (photocopy ends here.)

Elsewhere in the excerpts from the Ardvorlich Papers is a list of Stewarts in the parish of Balquhidder.  It includes listings for every place with dates ranging from 1480-1800.  There is only one entry for Ardveich or Dalveich:

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1798 - James, Robert, John, and Alexander Stewart of Wester Ardveich.

Balquhidder Parish Records

Our research team have now fully transcribed all the birth and marriage records for persons of the surname Stewart in Balquhidder parish.  To see an accounting of these records arranged by location and to view those families recorded as having resided in Dalveich, Ardveich, Glenbeich or Carnlia please refer to our Balquhidder Births by Name page.

Two entries in the Balquhidder OPR throw significant monkey wrenches into our ability to reconcile this family:

  1. NOV 1697 - John Steuart in Dalveich had a child baptized and called Margaret.
  2. NOV 1697 - Alexander Steuart in Dalveigh had a child baptized and called Robert.

Other entries of note:

bullet1711 Agust 9th       The said day Donald Steuart and ___ had a child bap___ called John.
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1718 June 10         Which day John Steuart and Anna Steuart had a child baptised called Donald.

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1718 December 30          Which day Donald Steuart and Janet McNab in Easter Indernenty had twins baptised called Donald and John.

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1719 July 30                       Which day Donald Steuart and ___ Fergussone in Glenbuckie had a child baptised called Duncan.

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1720 Sept 4th          Which day Alexr Steuart in Achlesken and Janet Steuart his wife had a child baptised called Donald.

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1720 October 9    Which day Donald McLaren and Margaret Steuart in Lechdin had a child baptised called Patrick.

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1721 Novr 19         Which day James Steuart and ___ ~ in Dalveich had a child baptised called Alexr.

1722 May 4th  qch day James Steuart and Lilias Drumond in Easter Indernenty had a child baptised called Donald.

9 MAY 1728 Marjory Stewart, dtr of James Stewart and Lillias Drummond in Wester Dundurn

17340205 05 FEB 1734 Robert STEUART Mary STEUART Ardveich John

 

The Settlements of Western Perthshire, by James Stewart, Pentland Press, Edinburgh.

"(On 3 November 1656) John and Duncan Stewart were given the wadset of the four markland of Dalveich, and one markland of Croftnalekin bounding the former, on the north shore of Loch Earn.... The Dalveich and Croftnalekin holdings were accompanied by the shielings of Tomchaddiltie Badguir.  In addition the tenure included half the fishings pertaining to Dalveich on Loch Earn.  The share was to Duncan Stewart and his spouse Janet Buchanan, for an advance of five hundred pounds Scots.  John and Duncan Stewart were portioners in tenancy of a subdivided holding.
The sasine for Dalveich reveals the relationship of these Stewart Tacksmen.  The witnesses included James Stewart (2nd) of Ardvorlich, Alexander Stewart, feuer of Annat, one James Stewart in Bradinchyllis (Branachallie?), and Robert Stewart in Monchyle.  All of these were related families of the Balquhidder dynasty.  Another was Lawrance McLaren in Dalveich, who must have been a portioner."  - p. 63.

"The north shore of Loch Earn appears as dominantly corn lands." p71

1718-1801 when Balquhidder was under the lordship of Atholl -- "The other large estate belonged to the minor heir of Col. Campbell of Fonab, comprising Glenogle, Auchraw, Dalveich, Carnlia, Glenbeich, and the mill of Carnlia, the whole being thirty marklands plus the hill. p120

Correspondence with the Stewart Society

In a personal letter to me from the Archivist of the Stewart Society it is noted:

"In 1798, a James, Robert, John and Alexander Stewart were living in Wester Ardveich. Also, a father and son named Robert at Blarcreich. These are the only ones at a suitable time . The Settlements of Western Perthshire also show the above four brothers*. In 1776, a Robert Stewart with three others took out a lease of the township of Lednascridan."

Please note, the archivist of the Stewart Society is presuming that James, Robert, John, and Alexander were brothers.  The Ardvorlich papers simply show them all living in Wester Ardveich at the time.  Our accounting above would suggest that they were John and Alexander of 3 Line and James and Robert of 5 Line; two pairs of brothers who were cousins to each other.

The Garth Papers

The following was sent to me by Gordon MacGregor, author of The Landed Families of Strathearn.

From the Stewart of Garth Papers - Dalveich was owned in the early 1700s by Robert Stewart, 1st of Garth, younger son of Drumcharry, who styled himself as Robert Stewart in Dalveich.  His third son, Neil, was baptized in Balquhidder in 1728 with his parents shown as residing in Carnlia.

The following extracts are from the Garth Papers:

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1711 - Receipt from Atholl to Robert Stewart in Brae of Moness for the lands of Dalveich, Glenbeich, and Carnlia. (This receipt is for Robert Stewart of the Garth family.  He is NOT a Stewart of the Dalveich family.

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1713 - Letter by Alex Stewart to brother Charles Stewart of Dalveich.  H/w by Strowan's servant, your wallet and wife's provisions

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1713 - Alex Stewart, London, wants brother Robert Stewart, in Glenbeach (Glenbeich) to send him money

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1720 - Receipts Ellan Stewart of Findynate to Elspeth Carcich on Balnaret and Robet Menzies in a 12 Mar 1721 letter from William ?Cane to Robert Stewart at the miln of Dalveach - concerns payments for an advocation and other transactions - on back some accounts of money expended.

The first reference is to a Garth Stewart.  I believe the remainder of these references are to descendants of John Dubh Mhor.

The Atholl Papers

James Irvine Robertson, descendant of the Garth Stewarts and inheritor of the original documents of The Stewarts of the South sent me the following from the Atholl Hunting Rolls"

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I see in the Atholl's Hunting Rolls of 1667 'Carin Lea' lists two tenants 'Donnald McCara & Jon Stwart'

Correspondence with Gordon MacGregor

Gordon MacGregor, author of The Landed Families of Strathearn, every now and then throws me a little tidbit on this family.

  1. Private Correspondence 2-JUN-04:
    "Tack by dame Jonet Stewart, lady Ruthvene, to John, earl of Atholl, lord of Balveny, her grandson, of her two merkland of old extent of Carneley, occupied by Malcolm McCoulkere and Duncan McAllester Stewart, and the two and a half merkland of old extent of Glenbaith, occupied by John McYulay VcAne Vore, in lordship of Balquhidder, sheriffdom of Perth, for three years, 12 April 1569.

Written below the tack there is an assignation by said earl to "Colin Campbell of Glenurquhay, 9 May 1569." 

Clearly various families of [Balquhidder] Stewarts have been settled at Carnlia for quite some time! By his patronymic it seems as though he is probably a Gartnaferan Stewart.

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This is a tack by Janet Stewart, Lady Ruthven, (second wife of Patrick, 3rd Lord Ruthven, and daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl) of the two merklands of Carnlia, then occupied by Malcolm Coulkeir (a Glengyle MacGregor) and Duncan MacAllaster Stewart, and the lands of Glenbeich, occupied by John McYulay VcAne Vore (John, the son of Finlay, the grandson of Big John) to her nephew, John Stewart, Earl of Atholl, (the extractor got confused between the Latin terms for grandson and nephew, "Nepos", and should read "her nephew", as this John Stewart, Earl of Atholl, was nephew to Janet Stewart) for the term of 3 years.  Dated 12 April 1569.  Which the said earl then assigned to Colin Campbell of Glenorchy on 9 May 1569.

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Basically Janet Stewart grants these lands, occupied by her tenants, to her nephew, John, Earl of Atholl, for three years, which John soon after assigns to Glenorchy.

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My thoughts regarding the Duncan MacAllister Stewart in Carnlia was that he may well be a previously unrecorded son of Alexander, 2nd of Gartnafuaran, as chronology and nomenclature, given that there were few Alexander Stewarts in Upper Strathearn at that time, would tend to suggest such a hypothetical link. Of course, he could be from an unrecorded son of one the early Balindoran Stewarts - all just supposition and a mulling around of ideas until more facts present themselves to help unravel the problem.

A Legend of Montrose

According to the preface to Sir Walter Scott's A Legend of Montrose, one of John Dubh Mhor's grandsons lived past the age of 100 and preserved the so-called "authentic" version of the murder of Lord Kilpont and shared that story with the Ardvorlichs in the early 1800s.

The Walker Family History

Fellow Researcher Donald Walker of California, USA (and formerly of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada) has presented us with a transcription of the first legitimate family history for this clan.  This document is incredibly valuable as it gives us the first reliable accounting of the number of generations of descendants of John Dubh Mhor Stewart and helps establish a reliable timeline for the early generations. 

The author of this family tree was Alexander Stewart, b. 1860 in Balquhidder who lived in Falkirk where he was a policeman, poet, and Gaelic scholar.  The text was copied verbatim by Alexander's daughter, and her hand-written transcription is included below.  The daughter is a grandaunt of Donald Walker who submitted this tree to us.

The tree is presented here as transcribed from the family bible with corrections noted and explanatory notes to follow.

Family Bible Record - Transcription

Who Am I? 

  1. Alexander Stewart, B. 7th January, 1860
    Son of
  2. Alexander Stewart, B. at Carnlia about 1809
    Son of
  3. Alexander Stewart, resided at Carnlia
    Son of
  4. Donald Stewart, resided at Carnlia
    Son of
  5. Alexander Stewart, resided at Carnlia
    Son of
  6. John Stewart, known as (Iain dubh Shenman) Black John son of James
    Son of
  7. James Stewart, B. about 1589.  His mother was a sister to John Drummond Ernoch, Forester in Glenartney

Alexander Stewart (2) married Margaret Dewar, B. Killin about 1820. She was daughter of Alexander Dewar & Janet MacKay. Said Alexander Dewar was born at Nether Bolespie, and was the son of Duncan Dewar and Margaret MacGregor. Janet MacKay, B. Killin, her mother’s name was Janet Macnab, who was the daughter of Donald Macnab, Glendochart; Janet Macnab had a brother Duncan.

Alexander Stewart (3) married Janet Stewart Lochearnside. Her mother's name was MacLaren.

Donald Stewart (4) married a daughter of Alexander MacGregor – Woodside Lochearnhead. Don’t know her name, of Clan Dughail Chiar

Alexander Stewart (5) No Record

John Stewart (6)

James Stewart (7) (See Legend of Montrose) Born under tragic circumstances. Killed Lord Kilpont in a quarrel never yet explained.

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 are all buried in Ardvorlich Burying Place, Old Chapel of Dundurn, St. Fillans.*

Family Bible Record - Original

Original hand written transcription by Alexander Stewart's daughter

Notes:

7. James Stewart - The references above make it clear that this is Major James Beag Stewart, 2nd Laird of Ardvorlich.

6. John Stewart (b ca. 1630) - He is recorded in the family bible as "Iain Dubh Shenman".  There is no such Gaelic word as "Shenman".  This would be a transcription error for Iain Dubh Sheamuis, or "Black John (of) James".  He would be synonymous with John Dubh Mhor Stewart of Dalveich, progenitor of this clan.  As the original author Alexander Stewart was an award winning Gaelic scholar then it must be presumed that the original bible record is correct and that the error is in Alexander's daughter's transcription.

5. Alexander Stewart (b. ca 1670) - Although the family bible gives no information on this Alexander other than that he resided at Carnlia, it is still the only documentary evidence we have for a confirmed son of John Dubh Mhor Stewart!  This record and the next three generations allow us to plot the first reliable chronology of the generations of descendants of John Dubh Mhor.  This Alexander is shown above as being the father of Donald Stewart.  Descendant Donald Walker suggests that the following record could be this family:

Alexander STEUART and Janet STEUART had the following child:

  1. Donald STEUART, bap. 4 SEP 1720 in Auchleskine, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

4. Donald Stewart - As Auchleskine is not far from Glenbeich, the Auchleskine birth above is a reasonable suggestion.  Donald is recorded above as residing at Carnlia and having married a daughter of Alexander MacGregor of Woodside of Lochearn of Clan Dughail Chiar.  (Also known as Clan Dugal Ciar, or the "Clan of Douglas with the sable coloured hair".  This was the chief's family.)  There are only two marriages in the Balquhidder or Comrie OPR for a Donald Stewart marrying any MacGregor in the right date range.  This one happens to be in Dalveich (which for our purposes can be considered to be the same place as Carnlia).  The other is shown below in the Commentary.  Donald Walker shows this Donald Stewart tentatively as having been born in Auchleskine.  Auchleskine was also occupied by a family of MacGregors descended from Sir Gregor MacGregor of Clan Dughail Chiar -- so that too would be consistent.  This Donald Stewart married on 10 APR 1756 to Isabel MCGREGOR with the following family.  The children shown here match onomastically with Isabel's family, but not with Donald's.

  1. Mary STEWART, b. 11 JUN 1758 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

  2. John STEWART, b. 23 MAR 1760 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

  3. Catharine STEWART, b. 28 JUL 1762 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

  4. Jannet STEWART, b. 24 JUL 1764 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

  5. Alexander STEWART, b. 20 JUN 1767 in Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  This Alexander matches chronologically with the following...

3. Alexander Stewart - He is shown above as having married Janet Stewart of Lochearnside, whose mother was a MacLaran.  Again here there is an ideal match in the OPR with the following family.  This would be the family of Alexander STEWART who married on 08 DEC 1792 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet STEWART.  Alexander and Janet Stewart lived in Carnlia, near Dalveich.  The fact that this couple have the right names and are found in Carnlia makes it virtually certain that this is the correct family.  They had the following children:

  1. John STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1794 FEB 2 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  2. Donald STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1796 MAR 20 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. As Daniel is substitute name for Donald then it may be that this Donald died young prior to the birth of his younger brother, Daniel.

  3. Robert STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1800 JAN 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  4. Isabel STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1802 MAR 28 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  5. Patric STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1804 JUN 17 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  6. Margaret STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1806 MAY 14 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  7. Alexander STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1809 FEB 12 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  8. Daniel (Donald) STEWART, born in Carnlia and bap. 1813 JUN 4 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

Alexander's wife, Janet Stewart is said to be the daughter of a MacLaren mother and lived on Lochearnside.  There are only three Janet Stewarts who were the right age in Comrie or Balquhidder parishes and whose mother was named MacLaren.  They are:

  1. Janet Stewart, bap. 21 MAR 1763 in Comrie, Perth, Scotland, daughter of Robert Stewart and Mary MacLaren, exact place not yet known.

  2. Janet Stewart, bap. 1 FEB 1767 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perth, Scotland, daughter of James Ross Stewart and Catharine MacLaren, of 5 Line above.

  3. Janet Stewart, bap. 8 OCT 1769 in Glentarken, Comrie, Perth, Scotland, daughter of John Stewart and Margaret MacLaren of 7 Line above.

Entries 2 and 3 can both be described as "Lochearnside", however the third one makes the most sense onomastically.

2. Alexander Stewart - He is recorded as being born at Carnlia about 1809 and is a perfect match with the family above.  He is recorded as having married Margaret DEWAR from Killin, she being born about 1820.  This family can be found in 1861 and later census records, but Alexander has not been found in the 1841 or 1851 censuses.  They were married on 1 JUL 1856 in Killin and had only one child, Alexander, following:

1. Alexander Stewart - He is recorded above as being born 7 JAN 1860 with no place given.  However, his obit says that he was born at Cuilt.  His baptism record is easily identifiable in the Balquhidder OPR as bap 7 FEB 1860 in Balquhidder.  Census records show this family residing in 1871 in Auchtomore and in 1881 in Craggan, Strathyre.  This Alexander later moved to Falkirk where he was a police officer and an award-winning Gaelic scholar and poet.

* This reference indicates that every male head of this family from John Dubh Mhor to the early 19th century are buried in Dundurn.  This is an extremely significant reference as it confirms for us that Dundurn was not just the burial grounds for the Laird's family of Ardvorlich, but for the entire Ardvorlich Clan.  However, none of these persons from 2-6 are listed in Mitchell's grave inscriptions for Dundurn cemetery.  Therefore it must be presumed that they are all buried in unmarked graves.

Commentary

Donald Stewart

Another contemporary Donald Stewart who married a MacGregor can be identified in the Balquhidder OPR:

Donald STEWART and Margaret MURRAY-alias-MCGRIGOR in Edinample and Balvoir, m. 24 JAN 1761 in Balquhidder parish, "both in this parish".

  1. John STEWART, bap. 16 AUG 1761 in Edinample (mother given as Margaret Murray)

  2. Patrick STEWART, bap. 7 AUG 1763 in Balvoin (mother given as Margaret McGrigor)

  3. Helen STEWART, bap. 1 MAY 1766 in Balvoir (mother given as Margaret McGrigor)

  4. Mary STEWART, bap. 7 AUG 1768 in Croft of Edinample (Fiona shows parents as David Stewart and Margaret Murray, while IGI shows Donald Stewart and Margaret Murray.)

  5. Robert STEWART, bap. 11 AUG 1770 in Croft of Edinample (mother given as Margaret Murray)

  6. Janet STEWART, bap. 4 APR 1773 in Croft of Edinample (mother given as Margaret McGrigor)

  7. Duncan STEWART, bap. 22 DEC 1776 in Edinample (mother given as Margaret McGrigor)

  8. _____ STEWART, bap. 19 JUL 1779 in Croft of Edinample

  9. Donald STEWART, bap. 6 DEC 1781 (date uncertain, entry is inserted) in Croft of Edinample

  10. James STEWART, bap. 2 JUN 1782 in Edinample (Donald described as a wright in Edinample)

However this family has already been identified HERE.

Alexander Stewart

The most recent Alexander Stewart is recorded above in his obit as having been born in Cuilt, with his family before him having come from Carnlia in Glenbeich and having later resided in Auchtomore.  We have a note in The Ardvorlich History that:

These Ardveich Stewarts lived at Carnlia in Glenveich and were descended from Ian Dubh Mor, natural son of Major James Stewart of Ardvorlich.

In 1936...(a contemporary local resident) ...presented me (Major Stewart) with the Cooper's Anvil, which is in the Hall, and told me it had belonged to the Ardveich family...  She recalls:

The Cooper's Anvil was once the property of Alexander Stewart.  He was born and brought up in Glenbeich before the clearances, early in the 19th century.  He was a cooper by trade, but when that trade gave out, and was superceded by other materials besides wood, he went to reside with his own relations, also a family of the name of Stewart who rented Auchtoomore in Balquhidder, and acted as head shepherd.  He and his wife resided at the Cuill, now a ruin, [which is] near Edinchip House and Balquhidder Station, on the right of way to Balquh... (photocopy ends here.)

That this description perfectly matches with the family above is undeniable.

The McIntyre Family in Carnlia

The following McIntyre family resided in Carnlia and intermarried so often with Stewarts of this branch that has become helpful to present this McIntyre family in full below.  Given that McIntyre is an occupational surname (from mac an-t soar, "son of the wright/sawyer/carpenter") I have long suspected, and even suggested, that the McIntyres in Carnlia are probably a sept of another local clan and that they took on the occupational patronymic to differentiate themselves from their kin.  I've recently been sent a reference to support this theory.  From The MacLaren, A History of Clan Labhran by Margaret MacLaren, which is probably the definitive tome on Clan Labhran, in which the author says:

"There were several families of McIntyres (anglicized Wright) who settled in Balquhidder. The rental for 1509 for the crown lands of Balquhidder show the following McIntyres were tenants at the western end of the Glen: Gillemore in Monachyl, Donald in Invercarnaig, and Duncan in Monachyl Tuarach. The following year Donald, John, Gilbert, and Duncan McIntyre were tenants in Invenenty. There is of course a Clan McIntyre and a member of that Clan may have settled in Balquhidder, but it seems more probable that these MacIntyres were MacLarens, distinguished by a professional by-name. They fought with the MacLaren contingent under Steward of Appin in the '45. MacIntyres or Wrights whose origin can be traced to Balquhidder may be regarded as a sept of Clan Labhran." -- From The MacLaren, A History of Clan Labhran by Margaret MacLaren.

Mark McIntire of the Clan MacIntyre Society (USA) has suggested that a case can be made for the Balquhidder MacIntyres being a cadet of Clan MacIntyre of Glencoe. However, as the origins of these MacIntyres are not germaine to our Stewart research, we will have to leave it to the MacIntyre and MacLaren researchers to sort that out. Meanwhile, we will focus briefly on this one McIntyre family in Carnlia:

Patrick MCINTYRE, b. ABT 1740 in Probably Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick married on 25 JUL 1772 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine KING b: ABT 1750 in Scotland.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Duncan MCINTYRE , in Carnlia b: ABT 24 MAY 1773 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Residence: 1841 Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Residence: 1851 Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. Residence: 1855 Glentarken, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan married on 13 JAN 1798 in Balquhidder and 14 JAN 1798 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret STEWART, b: ABT 10 SEP 1775 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.  Margaret was a daughter to Donald Stewart and Catharine McLaren of #3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Carnlea, and Kichp above. Their marriage record shows Duncan of Balquhidder and Margaret of Comrie parishes. In 1841 they were living in Carnlia and in 1851 they were living in Gartnafuaran. She died 1855 in Glentarken, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland and is buried in Leachin of Achra near Dalveich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has Children Peter MCINTYRE b: ABT 28 OCT 1798 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter married on 28 JUN 1828 in Campbelltown, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland to Mary STEWART, daughter of James Stewart and Jean McDiarmid of #5 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich and Stronvar above. They began their family in Argyll and then in 1831 they immigrated to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. Peter's gravestone is shown at right (c/o Doug Cram).  Peter McIntyre and Mary Stewart had the following children. Further descendant information is available from our fellow researcher, Helen Nicholson.
      1. Has Children John Lorne Stewart MCINTYRE b: 12 FEB 1829 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland.  John appears to have been named after John Lorne Stewart of Glenbuckie, who owned Stronvar and also resided in Campbelltown in Argyll. Presumably John Lorne Stewart was either a close friend or employer of the family. It should be noted that when one discounts the birth of John Lorne Stewart MCINTYRE then the remainder of the children all follow customary onomastic patterns. John immigrated to Renfrew County, Ontario Canada in 1831 with his parents.  John married on 28 APR 1858 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada to Mary MCINNES b: ABT 1835 in Scotland or Canada.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Peter MCINTYRE b: 1858 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        2. Has No Children Angus MCINTYRE b: 1861 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        3. Has No Children Elizabeth MCINTYRE b: 1863 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        4. Has No Children Mary Jane MCINTYRE b: 1865 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        5. Has No Children Findley James MCINTYRE b: 1867 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        6. Has No Children Marion MCINTYRE b: 1870 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        7. Has No Children John Lorne MCINTYRE b: 1874 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        8. Has No Children James Henry MCINTYRE b: 1876 in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
        9. Has No Children Christina Margaret MCINTYRE b: 11 OCT 1878 in Admanston, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Christina was the author of the McIntyre family history, upon which this presentation is based.
      2. Has No Children Margaret MCINTYRE b: ABT JAN 1831 in Campbelltown, Argyll, Scotland. She immigrated as an infant with her parents to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. She never married.
      3. Has No Children Duncan MCINTYRE b: 21 FEB 1833 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
      4. Has No Children Jane MCINTYRE b: 17 FEB 1835 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  She married Hugh CAMERON.
      5. Has No Children James MCINTYRE b: 25 JUN 1836 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
      6. Has No Children Helen MCINTYRE b: 8 APR 1839 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
      7. Has No Children Findlay MCINTYRE b: 20 JUL 1841 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  He married Alice BROMLEY.
      8. Has No Children Christina MCINTYRE b: 12 JUL 1844 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  She married Fred BROMLEY.
    2. Has No Children Catharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 2 FEB 1800 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Catharine married on 22 DEC 1831 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland to Duncan CARMICHAEL b: ABT 1800 in Scotland.
    3. Has Children Christian MCINTYRE b: ABT 31 JAN 1802 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Residence: 1851 McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.  Christian married on 10 JUL 1829 in Balquhidder and 22 JUL 1829 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland to John STEWART. He was born ABT 1802 in Scotland. His birth family has not yet been confirmed, but the marriage record says he was from Kilmadock. Given the large number of marriages that occurred between the Carnlia McIntyres and the Ardveich Stewarts, and given that there is a John Stewart of the Ardveich family who is a perfect match, both chronologically and onomastically, for Christian's husband, his birth is presently preferred. But this relationship is NOT proven!  It is suggested that he was John STEWART b: ABT 27 JUL 1802 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, son of John STEWART in Ardveich and Kiep, and Anne Stewart of #3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Carnlea, and Kichp.

      John and Christian began their family in Scotland, then in 1831 they immigrated with the remainder of the McIntyre family to Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. John died in 1836 (birth date is according to grave stone).

      Possible births for John STEWART who married Christian MCINTYRE.
      16 NOV 1800 in Kincardine, son of John Stewart and Rabina Oswald
      7 AUG 1801 in Lidanscridan, Balquhidder, son of John Stewart and Katharine Stewart
      27 JUL 1802 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, son of John Stewart and Ann Stewart (as preferred above).
      30 OCT 1803 in Achra, Balquhidder, son of John Stewart and Margaret McDonald.

      Christian McIntyre and John Stewart had the following children whose descendants are shown above under #3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Carnlea, and Kichp

      1. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: 1829 in Scotland.  No birth record has been found for Ann.
      2. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 1832 in Grenville, Québec, Canada.
      3. Has Children John STEWART b: 1835 in McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
    4. Has Children Donald MCINTYRE , at Gartnafuaran b: ABT 25 MAR 1804 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Donald married 14 DEC 1833 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catharine MCINTYRE. Catharine was bap. 12 MAR 1809 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as the daughter of Duncan McIntyre and Margaret Stewart. Catharine's mother, Margaret Stewart was born ABT 10 SEP 1775 in Wester Ardveich, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland as a daughter of Donald Stewart in Ardveich and Kichp and his wife Catharine McLaren of #3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Carnlea, and Kichp.

      PLEASE NOTE: Donald and his wife Catharine both had parents with exactly the same names, both from Carnlia, and they were married only one day apart. Census records confirm this is NOT an error. In 1851 Donald and Catharine were residing at Gartnafuaran with Catharine's widowed father in their household, and they were living right next door to Donald's elderly parents.

      Donald McIntyre and Catharine McIntyre had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Duncan MCINTYRE b: ABT 7 SEP 1834 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      2. Has No Children John MCINTYRE b: ABT 24 SEP 1836 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Margaret MCINTYRE b: ABT 1 SEP 1838 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      4. Has No Children Peter MCINTYRE b: 5 MAR 1841 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Finlay MCINTYRE b: 15 MAY 1844 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Donald MCINTYRE b: 4 MAR 1850 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      7. Has No Children Catharine MCINTYRE b: 29 AUG 1852 in Gartnafuaran, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has Children Janet MCINTYRE b: ABT 26 MAY 1806 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet married on 11 FEB 1832 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Robert FERGUSON b: ABT. 8 AUG 1802 in Wester Achtow, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, son of Patrick Ferguson and Margaret Stewart. (Margaret Stewart's birth family has not been identified though it is likely she came from the west end of Loch Earn.)  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Peter FERGUSON b: ABT 16 JAN 1833 in Stronslaney, Callander, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter is presumed to have died young prior to the birth of his same-named brother in 1841.
      2. Has No Children Margaret FERGUSON b: ABT 26 OCT 1834 in Glenogle Fall, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      3. Has No Children Duncan FERGUSON b: ABT 23 JUN 1839 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Duncan married to Grace FERGUSON b: ABT 1840.
      4. Has Children Peter FERGUSON b: 16 MAY 1841 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Peter married on 17 DEC 1872 in Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland to Margaret Christie STEWART b: 29 JUN 1845 in Cairn Park, Dollar, Clackmannan, Scotland, daughter of John Stewart and Mary Christie.  (John Stewart was born 1817 in Stirling, but his origins are not known.)  In 1861 Peter Ferguson is working as a servant at Braeleny in Callander in the household of Archibald Campbell. A John Stewart, age 48 (b 1813 in Killin) is working as a shepherd in the same household.  (It is not known if this John Stewart is related to Peter's father-in-law.)  In 1891 Peter and Margaret are found in Dalhousie District, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada surrounded by several other Ferguson families. It seems likely that they Peter and Margaret immigrated late and joined other members of their family. At least one of the other Fergusons has now been identified as the family of Peter's uncle, John Ferguson who married Catharine Stewart from Lianach of Glenbuckie.  Peter Ferguson and Margaret Stewart had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Janet FERGUSON b: 1873 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        2. Has No Children Donald S. FERGUSON b: 1876 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        3. Has No Children Robert FERGUSON b: 1878 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
        4. Has No Children John Alexander FERGUSON b: 1879 in Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland
      5. Has No Children Catherine FERGUSON b: 2 SEP 1843 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
      6. Has No Children Alexander FERGUSON b: 21 OCT 1854 in Bealanoth, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Alexander immigrated to Ontario, Canada and resided in Powassan, Dalhousie, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.  He never married.
      7. Has No Children Janet FERGUSON b: 20 JUL 1848 in Bealanoth, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet married on 7 FEB 1883 in Strathyre, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Duncan MCFARLANE b: ABT 1845 in Scotland.
    6. Has No Children John MCINTYRE b: ABT 8 MAY 1808 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    7. Has No Children Mary MCINTYRE b: ABT 21 JUL 1811 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    8. Has No Children Ann MCINTYRE b: ABT 25 JAN 1814 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    9. Has No Children Duncan MCINTYRE b: ABT 14 APR 1816 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    10. Has No Children Finlay MCINTYRE b: ABT 16 APR 1820 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    11. Has No Children Margaret MCINTYRE b: ABT 8 SEP 1822 in Carnlia, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has Children Finlay MCINTYRE b: ABT 2 APR 1775 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Finlay is believed to have married twice although there is no record of his second marriage.  Finlay married on 12 AND 26 MAY 1798 in Comrie and Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine MCINTYRE b: ABT 1775 in Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Christian MCINTYRE b: ABT 30 DEC 1798 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Patrick MCINTYRE b: ABT 21 AUG 1801 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick may have married Christian CAMPBELL, but this is not certain. He is believed to have immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with his half-brother Finlay.
    3. Has No Children John MCINTYRE b: ABT 21 AUG 1803 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Katharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 16 MAR 1806 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

    Finlay is believed to have married secondly to Margaret STEWART, although no record of their marriage has been found.  She is believed to be the Margaret Stewart b: ABT 16 FEB 1783 in Lochearnhead, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland as a daughter of Robert Stewart in Lochearnhead and his wife Agnes McNab of #3 Line - The Stewarts in Ardveich, Carnlea, and Kichp.  They had the following child:

    1. Has No Children Finlay MCINTYRE b: ABT 29 MAR 1807 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Finlay is believed to have moved prior to 1832 briefly to Islay, Argyll from where he is believed to have immigrated about 1832 along with his half-brother Peter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Finlay married ABT 1834 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Sarah EADS of Portuguese Cove, near Halifax. They had descendants. Finlay died in 1868 in Nova Scotia, Canada. This family is being researched by Jerry Byers.
  3. Has No Children Katharine MCINTYRE b: ABT 17 MAY 1779 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is likely the Catharine McIntyre who married on 13 JAN 1798 in Balquhidder and Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Patric/Peter MCNIE.  They are believed to be the parents of:
    1. Jane(t) MCNIE, b 1799, believed to be the Jane MCNIE who married on 26 FEB 1826 in Kincardine by Doune, Perthshire, Scotland to Robert STEWART, son of Duncan STEWART in Summerline from Line IV The Stewarts in Walbeich, above.  They later immigrated to McNab Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
  4. Has No Children Patrick MCINTYRE b: ABT 1 JUL 1781 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  5. Has No Children Donald MCINTYRE b: 13 JUL 1784 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  6. Has No Children Mary MCINTYRE b: 14 JAN 1787 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

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McLarens from Glenbeich in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

The following family is found in a tree submitted to Ancestry.  The submitted records show the family coming from "Gleneich" and "Denny" in or near Balquhidder parish.  It is believed these are likely transcription errors for Glenbeich or Glenveich and Derry -- both of which were McLaren properties. c/o familyDOTtreesATyahooDOTca

Patrick MCLAREN, b ca 1690 in Scotland m Margaret STEWART

  1. OPR is blank for 1713-1715
  2. James MCLAREN, bap 30 SEP 1716 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and ___ Stewart)
  3. ?John MCLAREN, bap 15 OCT 1721 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and Margaret McLaren)
  4. ?Patrick MCLAREN, bap 21 OCT 1725 in Balquhidder (father: Patrick McLaren, mother not given, could belong to several families.)
  5. ?Christian MCLARENE, bap 9 DEC 1725 in Balquhidder (father: Patrick McLarene, mother not given)
  6. Donald MCLARENE, bap 30 MAY 1727 in Gleneich, Perthshire, Scotland (parents given in IGI as Patrick McLarene and Margaret McLarene, IGI member-submitted gives mother as Margaret Stewart). m ABT 1761 to Elizabeth UNKNOWN, b ABT 1731 in Gleneich, Perthshire, Scotland (NOTE - DATABASE CONFLICT HERE -- needs to be verified and corrected, database shows Robert's parents as John MCLAREN and Catherine MCLAREN - there was a second Robert McLaren in Balq of the same age)
    1. Robert MCLAREN, bap 6 JUN 1762 in Gleneich, Perthshire, Scotland, m 28 JAN 1787 in Gleneich, Perthshire, Scotland to Margaret MCLAREN
      1. Donald MCLAREN? - b ca 1788 no record found, but req'd onomastically.
      2. Catherine MCLAREN, Catherine, bap 1 MAY 1791 in Glenogle
      3. Janet MCLAREN, bap 12 JUN 1792 in Glenogle
      4. John MCLAREN, bap 7 APR 1793 in Glenogle
      5. James MCLAREN, bap 16 NOV 1794 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, d 5 MAY 1860 in Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. m ca 1819 to Cathrine MCLAREN, b FEB 1795 in Perthshire, Scotland.  Several of the following children are missing from the database:
        1. Mary MCLAREN, bap 27 AUG 1820 in Balquhidder, d 23 JUL 1896 in Horton, Renfrew
        2. Robert MCLAREN, b 12 DEC 1827 in McNab, Renfrew, m Mary AIRTH, had issue
        3. Elizabeth MCLAREN, b 3 SEP 1828 in McNab, Renfrew, m Alexander STEWART, b ca 1827 in Scotland, shown above as b 22 NOV 1827 in Kincardine, son of James Stewart and Margaret Stewart in Ardveich, from Donald of Kichp
        4. Donald MCLAREN, b 7 SEP 1830 in McNab, d 13 MAY 1901 in McNab, m Marion BARR, had issue.
        5. Margaret MCLAREN, b 30 SEP 1832 in McNab, d 29 JUN 1878 in Renfrew, m John R STEWART, b ca 1830
        6. John MCLAREN, b 1835 in Renfrew, d 15 JUL 1844 in Renfrew
        7. Duncan MCLAREN, b 8 JAN 1837 in McNab, d 28 NOV 1923 in Renfrew, m 20 MAR 1858 in Renfrew to Isabella BARR, had issue
        8. Malcolm MCLAREN, b 22 MAR 1838 in Horton, d 9 DEC 1920 in Maynooth, Haliburton, m Elizabeth COLE, had issue
        9. Christina MCLAREN, b 28 JAN 1841 in McNab, d 24 APR 1842 in Renfrew, bur in Horton.
      6. Donald MCLAREN, bap 12 OCT 1796 in Glenogle (missing from family records)
      7. Infant MCLAREN, bap 16 JUL 1797 in Glenogle
      8. Isabel MCLAREN, bap 3 JUN 1798 in Glenogle - missing from database
      9. Robert MCLAREN, bap 8 MAY 1799 in Glenogle
      10. Margaret MCLAREN, bap 21 MAR 1802 in Glenogle
      11. Malcolm MCLAREN, bap 6 JUL 1804 in Glenogle, Perthshire, Scotland, d Renfrew County, Ontario.  Family records given nothing further.  Database shows Malcolm m 1826 in Dunblane to Ann CAMPBELL, immigrated to Horton, Renfrew and had issue.
      12. Peter MCLAREN, bap 11 JUN 1806 in Glenogle - missing from family records
    2. Margaret MCLAREN, bap 17 JUN 1764 in Gleneich, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Janet MCLAREN, b bap 2 NOV 1766 in Glenogle, Perthshire, Scotland
  7. ?Katharine MCLAREN, bap 8 JUN 1729 in Balquhidder (parents: _____ McLaren and Mart. McLaren)
  8. ?Patrick MCLAREN, bap 27 FEB 1732 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and Mart. McLaren)
  9. Son MCLAREN, bap 9 JAN 1733 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and ____ Steuart)
  10. ?Janet MCLAREN, bap 8 APR 1734 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and Margaret McLaren)
  11. Mary MCLAREn, bap 15 NOV 1738 in Balquhidder (parents: Patrick McLaren and ____ Steuart)

McLarens from Glen Ogle in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

Robert McLaren, b ABT 1700 in Balquhidder...

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