The Stewarts of Coille Mhor (Calziemore), Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Cadet Branch VI of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran
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The Stewarts of Coille Mhor were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Gartnafuaran. Please refer to the Gartnafuaran page for a full introduction.
Coille Mhor - mid-19th century
Coille Mhor showing its proximity to Callander and the other Gartnafuaran lands in Strathgartney
ARTICLE UNDER CONSTRUCTION -- This branch has not yet been accounted for here. However this branch is currently under discussion on our discussion forum here.
Coille Mor is certainly the same place as Caillemore/Calziemore (the 19th century 'z' is pronounced as a 'y'). Whether Coille Mor is a transcription error for Caille Mor or merely a variation of the name is uncertain.
This branch is presented in Stewarts of the South as:
Or what is called "the Stewarts of Coille Mhori", [in] Buchanan parish, [in] Stirlingshire [on] Loch-Lomondside, to whom belonged three farms, now the property of the Duke of Montrose, [namely] Blair eagen and Claischoil, both in the parish of Aberfoil, [in the] Lordship of Menteith, and [the] Duke of Montrose's property, [along] with Coille mhoir and two other farms which they had free.
John Stewart, late tacksman of Crochavie [in] Aberfoil parish, had four sons still in life, [namely]
- Alexander, a wealthy cotton manufacturer in Glasgow, [who] has no sons -
- Robert, his brother, [who is] a clerk to the company Bridge of Johnston, [in] Renfrewshire. [He] has four sons.
- James, [a] merchant [in] Cronstad, Russia, who has four or five sons, two of which are boarded at Callendar at their education there.
- John, a cattle dealer, who resides with his father, a cottar in Crochavie, and has a farm in Glenelig for which he pays £150 yearly rent.
Alexander Stewart, late spirit dealer in Glasgow, left two sons
- Henry, a clerk in Glasgow, [who is] the cleverest that we mentioned yet, if he had the balance wheel about him.
- David in the Army
James Stewart, formerly a watchmaker in Glasgow who now lives in a private way upon his money, which he acquired by his wife amounting to between 15 and 20 thousand pounds. He was more fortunate than active.
James Stewart, [a] shoemaker [in the] village of Drymen [in] Stirlingshire, has five sons under age. [He is] a clever active man.
"Alexander" Stewart. The following two sons, Andrew and James, are not shown in Stewarts of the South as brothers. However the fact that the Mill of Cubail-Larach appears to have passed from James to Andrew after James's son moved to Buchanan would suggest that James and Andrew were closely related. The simplest relationship of brothers is presently preferred, however this relationship is not verified. As Andrew had only one known son, namely Alexander, it is suggested that Andrew's (and James') father was named Alexander, however, this too is not verified.
- Andrew Stewart, late weaver and crofter [in] Craigoughty near the Kirkton of Aberfoil, who left:
- Andrew [sic, s/b "Alexander"], a weaver in the same place [who is] unmarried. He is described in the appendix as: "Mr Andrew Stewart, miller of Cabeal Larach (Cubail-Larach, a.k.a. Chapelaroch) Mill, [which was] one of the chief rendezvous of Rob Roy McGregor. [He is] an industrious character. £50. [In] Drymen Parish." The fact that Andrew is shown as miller in Cubail-Larach in the Appendix, while James (below) is shown as miller in the same place in the Section III of Stewarts of the South suggests that these two are very closely related and that Alexander's father, Andrew, was likely the brother of James, below.
- James Stuart, [a] miller [in] Cubail-Larach, [in] Drymen parish. [He] has five sons. [He is] the stoutest and most able man in that country.
- One of [his sons], James, [is] an innkeeper in Gartmore. He is believed to be the James described in the Appendix as: "Mr James Stewart, vintner [in] Gartmore, of the Gartnafuaran family, £20. But [he] is going at Whitsunday to Buchanan, to an excellent situation, where he will be both vintner and miller at the same time. [He is] a stout [and] valiant young man, but of the low country cast (he acts more like a Lowlander, than a Highlander)." Presumably his advancement in position allowed him to pass on the mill at Cubail-Larach to Andrew Stewart, who is presumably his brother (or close cousin.)
Charles Stewart, late saddler in Buchlyvi, [was] a respectable man and at one time in good circumstances who left two sons:
- Charles, a clerk in a tan work (a tannery) in Edinburgh
- John, who carries on the business with Mrs Stewart, his mother, and keeps a public house. He may be the John Stewart recorded in the Appendix as: "Mr John Stewart, shoemaker and tenant [in] Drymen, of the Gartnafuaran family, a stout, able, valiant and friendly [character], £20."
Both [Charles and John are] unmarried.
John, an innkeeper in Dunbarton, who has a family of three sons and daughters.
Robert Stewart, late tenant in Ardvorlich, left one son:
- James, a bleacher in a field near Denny Dunipace [in] Stirlingshire, who has four sons [who are] under age.
This finishes the Coille more family.
Andrew STEWART, b 1796 in Stirlingshire, farmer at Gartincaber, wife Margaret, b 1801 in Stirlingshire. Andrew STEWART m 31 JUL 1823 in Drymen, Stirling to Margaret MCFARLANE.
Possible births for Andrew STEWART 1796 in Stirling
Aberfoyle Cemetery: 123 by James BATTISON (or PATTISON)in memory of his father Andrew BATTISON (or PATTISON), late farmer at Spittal, died OCT 1811, age 68, mother Margaret STEWART, died 1818, age 68
Charles STEWART, b 1801 in Stirling, res Haughead, occ Cotton HLW, wife Marrion, b 1801 in Scotland
John STEWART, b 1801 in Stirling, res Haughead, occ Ag Lab, wife Janet, b 1801 in Stirling
Milton of Buchanan
Andrew STEWART, b 1790 in Stirling, res Milton of Buchanan, farmer, wife Margaret, b 1791 in Scotland
Robert STEWART, b 1796 in Scotland, ag lab to William Campbell
Andrew STEWART, b 1801 in Stirling, res 95 Henmaheme, occ ag lab to Daniel Henry, hawker, wife Jane, b 1806 in Stirling
James STEWART, b 1791 in Stirling, res 33 Harpistan, occ Farmer, wife Ellen, b 1791 in Stirling
Duncan STEWART, b 1781 in Stirling, farmer, wife Margaret b 1791 in Stirling
11 Gartachail (Gartachoil)
David STEWART, b 1796 in Stirling, farmer, wife Mary b 1801 in Stirling
31 Cashlie Mill (Cashley near Buchlyvie)
Andrew STEWART, b 1811 in Stirling, Miller, wife Janet, b 1821 in Stirling
James STEWART, b 1806 in Stirling, ag lab, wife Elizabeth, b 1806 in Scotland
Duncan STEWART, b 1801 in Stirling, ag lab, res w/Christian Finlay b 1771 in Stirling (mother in law?)
Walter STEWART, b 1766 in Scotland, miller
"Sasine to Andrew Stewart, eldest lawful son of James Stewart of Blairgarry, for the lands of Blairgarry to which Andrew Stewart in Chapel of Lanrick is bailie, and which lands had previously been held by the now deceased Andrew Stewart of Blairgarry, father of the said James." Dated 20 December, 1656. RS51/4/f.131r (National Archives of Scotland).
Writs c/o Gordon:
1. Disposition by Sir Colin Campbell of Aberuchill to
John Stewart, third lawful son to Robert Stewart in Culgartmore, his heirs and
assignees of the 5 merk land of Calziemore, comprehending the lands of Carrick,
Corill, Claggan, Calziemore, Rowardennan and pertinents with the privilege of
the ferry, ferryboat and office of ferrying at Rowardennan on Loch Lomond, with
the island called Islandnadergan, to be held of Sir Colin Campbell for the
payment of the yearly feu duty of 70 merks scots and £60 for the entry of each
heir. Dated 14th May, 1665.
2. Bond by John Stewart of Calziemore to Sir Colin Campbell of Aberuchill for £377 bearing annuity. Dated 13 September, 1701.
3. Extract bond by John Stewart of Calziemore as principal and Robert Stewart, his eldest son, as cautioner, to Duncan Buchanan in Sallachie for 800 merks with annualrent and penalty. Dated 15 Dec 1701.
4. Discharge and assignation by John Stewart of Calziemore as principal and Robert Stewart, his eldest son, as cautioner, to John Stewart, lawful son to the deceased James Stewart in Auchnahard for 400 merks scots. Dated 11 December, 1708.
5. Instrument of sasine in favour of Robert Stewart as heir to his father John Stewart, of the 5 merk land of Calziemore following on precept. Dated 21 Oct 1710.
6. Disposition by Robert Stewart of Calziemore in favour of Colin Buchanan, brother german to William Buchanan of Auchmar of the 5 merk land of Calziemore, containing procuratory of resignation and precept of sasine. Dated 2 December, 1717.
7. Disposition by Mr John McAlpine, minister at New Tarbet, with consent of Mary Robison, his spouse, to James Stewart of Gartnafoure, his heirs and assignees, of the 5 merk land of Calziemore. Containing procuratory of resignation and precept of sasine. Dated 26 February, 1742.
8. Instrument of sasine in favour of James Stewart of Gartnafoure, his heirs and assignees, of the 5 merk land of Calziemore following on precept. Dated 26 May, 1742.
9. Extract disposition by James Stewart of Gartnafoure to Gilbert McAlpine, drover in Achallader in liferent, and John McAlpine, his eldest lawful son, his heirs and assignees in fee, providing that it shall be lawful to Gilbert McAlpine at any time in his life to sell and dispose of the said lands without consent of John McAlpine, his son, of the 5 merk land of Calziemore. Containing procuratory of resignation and precept of sasine. Dated 28 January, 1747.
Disposition by Colin Buchanan, with consent of Robert Stewart of Calziemore, to Mr John McAlpine, eldest lawful son of Donald McAlpine of Ross, of the 5 merk land of Calziemore. Containing procuratory of resignation and precept of sasine. Dated 25 January, 1726.
The above Mr John MacAlpine was the Minister at New
Tarbet who disponed the same 5 merk lands of Calziemuk to James Stewart of
Gartnaferan in 1742.
Robert Stewart, therefore, did not renounce or dispone all his rights to these lands to Colin Buchannan in 1717.
Upon further inspection on my notes, I notice that a
daughter of John Buchanan, 5th of Auchmar, married to Robert Stewart of
Calziemore, and another to an Andrew Stewart in Drymen who appears in numerous
documents including many receipts by himself for the "watchmoney" to Gregor
MacGregor of Glengyle.
John Buchanan, 5th of Auchmar, succeeded his father and m. at Buchanan on 15 July, 1666, to Anna, daughter of John Graham, of Duchray, (c/d 10 July, 1666). He was father of,
1. William Buchanan, 6th of Auchmar, (see below).
2. Colin Buchanan who, with his brother William Buchanan of Auchmar, granted a Bond of Relief to John Gibson, Writer in Edinburgh, on 15 May, 1727. He, m. to Anna, daughter of James Hamilton, of Aikenhead, and had issue.
3. Patrick Buchanan, c. at Buchanan on 8 June, 1683.
4. Margaret Buchanan, c. at Buchanan on 13 June, 1667, and m. at Buchanan on 16 April, 1686, to Robert Graham, of Glenny.
5. Jean Buchanan, c. at Buchanan on 5 March, 1678.
6. Marjory Buchanan, c. at Buchanan on 18 December, 1680.
7. Catherine Buchanan, m. firstly to George Buchanan, of the Auchlessie family : and secondly to Andrew Stewart, of Townhead of Drymen.
8. A daughter, m. to Robert Stewart, of Calliemore.
9. Elizabeth Buchanan, m. at Buchanan on 21 August, 1711, to George McFarlane, in Drymen.
The links of James Stewart, 9th and last of
Gartnafuaran, to Blairgarry and to Colliemore are very suggestive. Dates run as
1725-31: James' elder children born in Gartnafuaran.
1742: Acquires Colliemore on Loch Lomond from McAlpines.
1743: Son Robert born "in Blairgarrie".
1745: Appears to return Colliemore to McAlpines.
1747: Son Malcolm born in Blairgarrie.
If James Stewart's father Alexander Stewart had a beneficial tack of Blairgarry before 1723 (as Jared showed us from the Buchanan Genealogy) that would explain why his son James went there to live after selling Gartnafuaran. - Belinda
It seems probable then, that Robert Stewart in
Culgartmore was a younger son of one of the Stewarts of Gartnaferan. Given that
his third son John Stewart of Calziemore was of age in 1665, it would not be
improbable for Robert's birth to be estimated at being around 1610ish and his
being a son of either Walter or Alexander Stewart of Gartnaferan.
With chronology of other family members in mind, I would opt for Alexander as being the father of Robert and it is also worth noting that Alexander S. of G.'s wife Janet MacGregor is said to be of the Clann Dougal keir who were settled at that point in time principally at Glengyle and the surrounding area over to Loch Lomondside. - Gordon
ca 1610+/-10 estimated birth of Robert Stewart in Culgartmore, possible younger son of Gartnafuaran.
ca 1640 - estimated birth of John, third son of Robert Stewart in Culgartmore
1656 - Andrew Stewart, in Chapel Lanrick, Baillie of Blairgarry, cited in a sasine re: Andrew Stewart of Blairgarry, son of James of Blairgarry, son of the late Andrew of Blairgarry.
1665 - John, third son of Robert Stewart in Culgartmore, gets feu rights to Calziemore
1701 & 1708 - John Stewart of Calziemore and Robert, his eldest son, mentioned in a bonds
1710 - Robert Stewart of Calziemore, heir of John (doesn't say "late" John)
ca 1710 - Daughter Buchanan of Auchmar m Robert Stewart of Calziemore
1717 - Robert Stewart of Calziemore resigns (part of?) Calziemore to Colin Buchanan, brother to William of Auchmar
ca 1710-1730 Catharine Buchanan, b ca 1685 m1 George Buchanan, m2 Andrew Stewart of Townhead of Drymen
1726 - Colin Buchanan "with consent of Robert Stewart of Calziemore" resigns Calziemore to Rev. John McAlpine, eldest lawful son of Donald McAlpine of Ross
1742 - Rev. John McAlpine at New Tarbet resigns Calziemore in favour of James Stewart of Gartnafuaran
1747 - James Stewart of Gartnafuaran resigns Calziemore to Gilbert McAlpine and his eldest son, John.
Robert STEWART in Culgartmore, b. ca. 1600-1620
Andrew STEWART of Townhead of Drymen, contemporary with Robert Stewart, 2nd of Calziemore, could be Robert's brother, first cousin, or more distant cousin.
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